A board of examinen consisting of one physician, qne attorney-at-law and one educator will oonvene at Adrián on Thureday, April 15, at 9 a. m., for the purpose of examining such young men as desire to be examiuea for appoiutment to a cadetship at the United atates academy at West Point. The applioaiats must be between the ages of 17 and 22, unmarried, at least flve feet in hight, free from any infections or immoral disorder, and generally from any deformity disease, or infirmity whioh may render them UDÜt for military service. They must be well versed in reading and writing, including orthography, in arithmetic, and have a knowledge of the elemento of English grammar, of descriptivo geography (panticularly of our own country), and of the history of the United States. The person who is appointed will have to deposit with the treasurer of the military academy upon bis arri val there the sum of $100. Any person desirous of applyiug for eznmination will write tn A. L. Millard, Adrián, giying his name, residenoe, and whether his father was a soldier or not. None t)ut resident of tli Boond congrtssional district eau be admitted for exiiminatiou. 1 think it proper to say to all young men who desire the appointment thfit the examination ut West Point, before the applicant au be admitled is quite severe. It will require quite as high a standard of education as would admit one to a flrst-class uuiverity. N. B. Eldredqe, M. C, Second District Micb. One of our exchanges has an article entitled " Hkinning Cattle by Electricity ." That's notbing, the Bell Telephone Co. have been skinning human beings by electricity for several years.