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BY SAM. P. IVDJS.
ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1855.
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ATHENS rillDAYs'SEPT. SB, 1850.
First Respossb. The Washington Union
calls the Maine election the "first response
from n Northern Stnte to the democratic vic
tories of llie South." Now, us we under-,
stand it, the liquor proliibitionists nf Maine
have fiillen between the whigs nnd democrats
opposed to the despotic reign of Morrill nnd
Neal Dow. Throw out the anti- Morrill, nn
ti-Dow whigs nnd. it is a democratic defeat
ns "the first response from the North." The
Kitrben Cabinet is like ft new grocery store
opened upon a small ciipitnl "small favors
pf"The American Fbilfonn, says the New
York Express, "runs through this State, with
nn electrifying power, nnd every true Amen
can is standing upon it with new life nnd
soul. Tbe "Rural Districts" respond with
one lone, loud acclamation. The signs now
nre that the American Party will sweep the
State, and brush out of Albany, neck and
heels, the corrupt fusionists there.
The Maine Law,-The New York Jour
nnl of Commerce is of opinion that the pro
liibitory principle of the Maine law is dead,
because of the doom in Maine, its birth place
The reaction there js considered ns premoni
tory of what is everywhere to follow. Never-
' thelt'ss, urges the Journal, let us push on
reform and .restraint, and temperance in the
old way, and not purmit intemperance to riot
. in the re-action brought about, in a measure,
by the intemperate action of a few professed
but fanatical temperance men.
Horrible Murder m Williamson Couh
T7.Thc Nashville Whig of Saturday says;
. ,We lenrned ihepartieiiliirsyesterdnyofamost
. brutal murder of a slave woman by her mis.
tress, Mrs, James Bolton, residing about one
mile from Beech's stand, In Williamson conn,
" tj-, on Wednesday. The Inhuman "womnn,
our Informant says, -w hipped the girl , first
scalded hor.'nnd finally finished tbe work by
killing lier with blows on the .head with a
' spade. It was even reported by some, iiiougn
not credited by our informant, that she hung
hep victim ns a last manifestation of her pas
sion. . It is reported that the deed was com
milted in a fit of jealousy; whivh had worked
Mrs. B. to a slato of frenzy. She admitted
the crime, but claimed that it was committed
in self-defence. ... .
Chicago, Sept. I7r
The Sioux Indians continue troublesome.
Gcnernl Harney left Fori Kearney with
130(1 mun bv forced ninrehes. Destination
. New York, Sept. 17.
There is an enthusiastic Democratic meet
lug in Philadelphia to-night letters from
Dallas, Wise and others, are read.
Maine do election bv the people. House
stands CI Republican, 67 . Democrats, 21
Whim; 3 districts unheard. No Fusion or
Republican Senators elected. .
The Board of retired officer of the
navy has been affirmed. Two hundred and
me officers have been removed, including
"three captains, six commanders, nineteen
lieutenants, nine masters and twelve past
midshipmen dropped entirely from ihe rolls.
The names will soon be published, through
the commandants of the navy yards.
' (pSrOne of our exchanges says;
"Judging from the appearance of things,
the nuiii object of the three great parties of
, the country are these:
The Know Somethings or Free Sutlers to
take cars of the niggers. " ' .
The Old Line Democracy to take care of
tlio foreigners. .
The American Pnrty-.to take care of
the American people nnd American Interests."
i i i , 1 1 1 i
Washington, Sept, 13.
The President has appointed Stribling G.
Cato,'of Alabnmn," Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of Kansas, A. B. Moore hav
ing declined, In place of Rush Elmore, re
moved; and J. M. Durrill, of Pennsylvania,
Associate Justice of same court, vice S. W.
, New York, Sept. U.
The Hard Shell general committee of this
city last night came to the determination to
dispense with primary elections for nominat
ing city officers. ... .
At Brooklyn, last evening, a grand fusion
Democratic meeting was held to uuite Hards
nnd Softs on city and county tickets, in oppo
sition to ihe Know Nothings. ' . A committee
was appointed to try and carry out the plan.'
New Yobi, Sept. 18..
We bnve Mexican dates to the 8th." k
Currera favors Alvarea for the Presidency.
General Lnninrez has been arrested.
Zacatecas declared in favor of the plan of
San Louis Potosi, and retaiulng tbe late'ofli.
claU In power. The people Id constquon'ce
attacked the garrison, and put the troops to
flight, n;.d theplan of OhluU adopted.
The postoflice receipts at Chicago for tho
' Inst year atnouut to $321,900.
Kossuth om the Fall or Sweaboro. Id
his last letter to the New York Times, Kos
suth says that all allowance must be nnde for
the exaggeration of correspondents in ,the
Baltic, when they tell us that Sweaborg ex
Ists no more; he thinks,' and he id quite
right, that fortress has still the pretensions to
"The chief importance of the achievement,
consists in the fact, that it is a new pledge of
a protracted war. English publicists think
this event brings them a step nearer towards
the triumphant conclusion of the war. I am
just of the opposite opinion, and believe that
it casts them further off, without an adequate
change in the policy of the combined ullies.
Such achievements do not take away strength,
neither do they materially affect the political
preponderance of Russia; they are just
enough to irritate Russia beyond the possi
bility of conciliation;. Diplomacy may strain
every nerve to soothe the envenoming effect
of such a blow, they may go so far as to re
duce the conditions of poace, instead of rais
ing the price; the Czar will not agree to any
thing he cannot agree to anything, without
Ihe prestige of his power restored. It would
cost him his throne and bis life. ' His power
must be broken or he must vanquish. Such
events as the catastrophe of Sweaborg admit
of no other alternative."
John M. Berrien. TheSavannnh Repub
lican of the 16l h contains a long and power
ful letter from the Hon. John M. Berrien, in
favor of the American party. It is, says the
Republican, "a powerful vindication of the
principles and objects of the American party,
and sweeps away, as with the hand of a giant,
the shallow sophistries and windy objections
of pettifogging lawyers and peripatetic stump
speakers. The present position of Judye
Berrien, his eminent ability and Ion? services
cannot but impart great weight to his coun
sels, and commend them to the respectful
consideration of Ihe reader. He -does not
appear ns a partisan, nor as an aspirant to
ollice Interested inOie result of the election;
he ttddiesses himself to the jieople, of the
Slate, and discourses the great questions in
volved with the ability of the great statesman
and in tho spirit of Uia patriot." .
3grT The New York Tribune says that. an
experiment trip is being made on the New
York and Erie Railroad to ascertain the exact
nmount of locomotive, power necessary on
each of tho several divisions, and the aetual
cost to the company of the transportation of
freight on each.. The train left Dunkirk on
Tuesday last with thirty loaded cars, and at
Hornt'llsville seventy additional cars loaded
with lumber were added, making a train of
3,500 feet, near half a mile in length, with a
gross weight of cars and lumber of 3,423,150
pounds. The nett weight was 2,195,650 lbs.
-'. - " i- Pittsburg, Sept., 10.
Astounding developments transpired on
Saturday in regard to extensive larcenies of
old railroad iron belonging to the State
works, nmonnting altogether to 16,000.
One of the laborers in the employ of a second
hand dealer named Henry Nicholas, sued for
his wages, nnd while before the justice gavo
bints implicating Nicholas and several others
living nlong tho line. Information was sent
to the canal eomuiinsioner, at whose instance
twenty-six persons were arrested and com
mitted to our jail. Thirteen barrels of broken
iron have been recovered, with a prospect of
getting 80 more. It is said that nearly every
body living along the line of the road is en
gaged in thefts.
Death and Romance. At St. Louis, on
the 27th alt., nn Inquest was held on the
body of Jacob Hill, who had committed sui
cide, when some interesting facts were de
velopcd, which lend a most romantic interest
to the affair. Early in June last, Mr. Hill's
wife died in child bed, nnd tho mother' and
child were buried in a lot In the German
Protestant graveyard. Daily since then ho
has visited the grave, often . spending hours
there. He had enclosed the lot with a fence,
and profusely ornamented it with flowers.
On Saturday morning he visited it for the last
time, and after tracing on the tombstone nn
inscription with a pencil, laid down upon the
grave nnd blew his brains out with a pistol.
Delectable. Last night we walked along
the street, beneath the summer moon, as her
arm was twined in mine. I loved her rather
soon. I held her fingers twixt my own 1
raised 'm to my lips I thought that I should
crazy go when first I kissed their tips. She
didn't tuii me to hold up, didn't holler 'limei
but gave me rein and let roe went nnd so
I did, sublime. I poured the burning woids
of love, out in 3.40 style; I called her angel
tt rrnpinl listened with a smile until I was
with happiness as crazy as a loon. U, count
me in for moon-light walks, all in the month
I3-It la an historical fact, and beyond
all controversy, (says Grant Thorhnrn. in
the Home Journal) that all the improve.
menU of the age steam, telegraphs, printing-press,
nautical, mechanical nnd ngncultu
ml implements and instruments were intro
duced by men who lived, moved, nnd had
their being where the Biblo , was rend in
churches, schools, nnd families. Who ever
urA r a Ruaslnn serf, a German boor, or
an Irish Vnssal producing anything beyond a
measure of wheat or a peck of poUitoes?
When the goddess or liberty was a oaoe in
her cradle, sho was rocked to maturity in the
Bible, shops of Massachusetts and Connec
tkiut. A Burns at tho plough, nnd a shep.
nn ihu ruuither hills of Scotland, with
no books snvc the Bible, have eclipsed By
ron with all his bombast and jingle.
The German Universities. The eclo.
bmted Dr. Richard Porson, in bis1 account of
a visit to Germany, thus "takes off the Uni
versities of that lager-bier and wine-flowing
I went to Frankfort and got drunk
With that learned Professor Biunk;
I went to Werti and (tot fnore drunken
.. . , TJ TvrAam P n h n lr An r
Wita tn more ieru u -
Graphic pijrrnjnfttic suffostire. ,
Unum Go Bragh! Since tbe celebrated
"Appeal to Irishmen," by Dr Cummins of
Atlanta, says the Columbus Enquirer, we have
seen noricherexhibitlon of itmpathytor Amer
ican principles and tho American country, than
the one recently perpetrated somewhere in
the State of Louisiana, by an assemblage of
Irish patrioit in grand council convened. The
particulars come lo us through the columns
of newspapers only, principally from the
Opelousaa Patriot the telegraph being' alto
gether inadequate to the task of transmitting
such teeightj documents. And for fear of
arousing the spirit of , St, O'Donnyhead, or
some other deceased supporter of this conn-
try's rights, we give only a portion of the
proceedings at one time, beginning at the
second resolution, which runs in this wise:
Resolved, That, in our opinion, America is
governed too much by Americans; Hint none
but native-born Irishmen should vote or hold
office in the United States; and that, if this
declaration of principles does not suit the
views and leelings of native Americans, mey
be respectiully requested to leave the country,
The eighth resolve is a recommendation to
our democratic brethren, which we have no
doubt they will "snap at," on account of its
anti-Know Nothing proclivities
Resolved, That we cordially recommend to
the Democracy of the country for President
and Vice President of the United States, our
countrymen, John Mitchel and Smith O'Brien,
as candidates eminently vorthy of their
suffrnges,and pledgeoursi'lves,in the event of
their nomination, to unite in electing them.
The London Medical Gazette gives
the result of numerous experiments with
roasted coffee, proving that it is the most
powerful means, not only of rendering animal
and vegetubfe effluvia innocuous, but of nc
tnally destroying them. A room in which
merit in nn advanced degree of decomposition
had been kept for some time was instantly
deprived of all smell, on nn opeu coffee roas
ter being carried through it ' containing
pound of coffee newly roasted. 'In another
room exposed to effluvium occasioned by the
clearing out of a cess-pool, so that sulphurret-
ed hydrogen nnd ammonia in great quantities
could be chemically detected, the stench was
completely removed within half a minute, on
the employment of three ounces of fresh
roasted coffee; whilst the other parts of the
house were permanently cleared of the same
smell by being simply traversed with the cof
fee roaster, although the demising of the cess
pool continued several hours alter. The best
mode of uing the coffee ns a disinfectant is
to dry the raw bean, pound it in a mortar, nnd
then roast the powder on a moderately heated
iron plate until it assumes a dark brown tint,
when it is fit for use. Then sprinkle it in
sinks or cess-pools, or jay it on a plate in tho
room which you wish to have purified. Cof
fee acid or coffee oil acts more, readily in
ST Samuel Wilkins, of Uticn, (N. Y.)
avers that ho hos tried for eight years a plan
to prevent the rot of the potato, nnd has al
ways found it sdcccs8ful. It is simply to pull
off tho vines nt the roots ns soon ns they
show symptoms of disense. He is so confi
dent of the certainly of this cure that he has
purchased an acre of potntos in the ground
and-trented tlieni in this way. These lie is
willing to wnger $100 will not rot, while
others in the same field, with the vines "left
on them, will be thoroughly diseased. So
says the Utica Herald. - ,
Business in New York. New' York at
the present time is full of life and gaiety,
bustle, nnd business. The Journal. of Com
"Our city is just now nt the flood, tide of
the business season. I he streets nnd hotels
arc crowded, nnd the entire city teems with
life nnd nctivity. Stenmboats and rnilronds
from every direction com crowded with pas
sengers, nnd the hotels are busy from mor
ning till night with the continued arrivals
nnd departures. . ' h
There are a large number of smaller ho
tels that are also crowded with visitors.
Add to these the numerous boarding houses,'
which accommodate hundreds of guests, nnd
some idea niny be formed of the crowd of
strangers now In New York.- The fall
trade thus far has, some of its branches, been
unusually large. Many bouses are selling
nearly double the usuul quantity of goods.
The dry-goods dealers sre particularly busy.
Some of the large jobbing-houses are com
pelled to work the entire night, in order to
pack nnd ship the goods through the day." -
I5?"The Post Office Department has isr
sued the following additional instructions to
Mail Agents on Railroads:
"Mailing Letters on Board the Cars.
Complaints are again made to the depart
ment that letters are mailed on board the
ears, to the injury of the business of the
postotlices. The department decides that
"a postojice i. the place, and the only proper
place, fur mailing letters; nnd they are per
mitted to be mailed at the can only to meet
the .exigencies of those who cannot with
reasonable diligence, get them to the post
Ofice before tho closing of the out going
mail;" nnd instruct mail agents to refuse to
receive or mail all letters whivh they have
reason to know or believe have been tender
ed to them under any other c'rcnmstances.
Persons who have become offended with
the postmaster of a town hare been known
to combine for the purpose of injuring the
business and revenue of tho postoffiW by
employing an agent to collect letters nud
mail them nt the cars. The department, will
use all lawful means to cnuntersct nud sup
press all such combinations." . ' -
Sensible. The Richmond Dispatch makca
the following sensible remarks;
"What a pleasant relief it would be if both
Northern and Southern prosses would rest
for a while, from (he eternal ding dong of
the abolition subject. There are certainly
white people iu the United States, whose
interests deserve occnsionlly some attention.
Why should three millious of blacks absorb
the public attention to the exclusion of twen
ty millions of white men! Why should the
twenty millions of white men cut each other a
throats and tear down the noblest structure
of government under the sun, on accoont of
three millions of negroes. Answer ue. that,
northern agitators'. ''"' f
BY THE BALTIC.
Napier publishes thecorrespondence.show.
ing he only carried out the Government or
ders in not attacking Cronstrndt. -
England is paying worthy honors to the
Abbot Lawrence. , . ,
Feargus O'Connor is dead.
The Queen of Spain is gone to Balmorel,
Difficulties have arisen between England
nnd Naples. The latter will be called to Re
count Cholera is raging in Italy. ' '
Gen. Simpson telegraphs he is ready for of.
fensive movements agnin. " .
Russians made a sortie from Sebastopol
nnd destroyed some gabions. The Russians
are actively engaged in bridging the harbors
for the purpose of removing their defences to
the north side, should the south side be taken.
New negotiations' at Vienna still current
The evils of n divided command in the Crimea
mote and more felt. '.
There is a rumor that all the troops nt
Tcjiernnya were united under one comman
der. The allies are building rail ways to
transport goods during the inter and appear
actively preparing for a wilder campaign.
Simpson report diat there are "daily' heavy
casualties. . .
A Russian two decker was arnt in the bay
of Sebastopol owing to the bursting of a
shell. ' ; , V
A great fire occurred at Mplcow. It lasted
an entire day. ' ' 1 . "
There is great suffering nt Odessa for the
want of the necessaries of lifej , '
Affairs in the Baltic are in 4alu quo. The
maintenance of the Fleet tliert costs 30,000
sterling, daily. .Tho - Ttirkf defeated , the
Russians nt Kara. )''. '
Spain. The Carlists hnW not abandoned
their plans of civil war. ( '. . . ,
- ; fi,
Foreign Influence. 'Pe American Par
It. There is truth' and wisdom timely pre.
sen ted in the following cxt net from a clear
nnd strong editorial in the texington (Ky.)J
Observer. ' , ' .. "
It the Know Nothings be crushed to the
earth; let the party be tiisenteregnted if you
please; Jet power fall whertver "Ou niny
choose, the demands of the Amerif, party
must be olwyen. i he people of this coun
try are loyal, and they will ask their rulers
to" pass laws for them, but if they tail to do
m, they will ptop them for themselves.
it is vnm tor us Irt endeavor to eli.inge
the nature of mm. All nations, from all
men; have distrusted foreigner's, and when
ever the foreign population crowds upon the
native, there must be strilo and ultirnalo sub
jugation. Up ton certain point a brave nnd
generous people, in'.i receive outcast f omen-
em in their midst;; thpy will adopt n certain
number of children; but there is a stopping
point, nnd when there is nn endeavor made
to pass it, there must nnd will be strife.
We thereforer' say, no matter what party
obtains the control of tho government, that
the wishes of the people, vague nnd indefine
though they may be, must be speedily obey
ed. Immigration 'must be restricted, nnd
those who think that the ngilation of the
country will cense when tile American party
is crushed, nre blind indeed.
The old American parly was ground into
the dust, but th men who composed it still
lived, and though they fought in the ranks
of other pnrties, they retained their old sen
timents, and only awaited an opportunity to
re-nssert them. In the same manner, if the
new American party is overthrown, the men.
that compose it will still live, and the strife
must go on, and at last their object be effected.
We regard the nnal achievement of the aims
of the American party ns something beyond
the possibility ot a doubt, tor to doubt this, is
to doubt the future supremacy of the Amcri-J
can people on American soil.
(J7"A letter form St, Petersburg, of the
26th ult,irt the Constilutionnel, says:
"Prince Gortschkoff has received full pow.
era to destroy the remains of the Russian
fleet in the Bay of Sebastopol on the day on
which the garrison may bo forced to retire
to the north. It is honed that before that
dny shall arrive, nil objects belonging to the
State and to private persons ran be removed
to Nieliolaieff. This proves that no illusions
sre entertained as to the fate of the southern
nnrt of Sebastopol; and that part is indeed
already represented in Russian letters to be
only n heap ol ruins.'' .
' The Sun has Red Flames. Professor
Henry, before the Americnn Associnticn of
Science, gave odd results touching the exis
tence of red flames on the edge of the sun, ns
observed during 'solar eclipses. These" pro-
ectlons of red flame were observed again in
May. A black-board representation of them
was given a circle with cloven tongues of
Are.'. During eclipses, it nppenrs, remnrkable
appearances of these flames have been ob
served since the year 1838, when Alexander
and Henry were astronomers together at
Princeton. One used a yellow glass, the
other a red. It was found that these flames
could only be observed through Die red glass.
To tost this, last spring when the big eclipse
happened, Mr. Henry experimented at Wash
ington. He took a large bnrning-lens, such
ns are usually in the light-house service, nnd
concentrated the rays of the sun upon a piece
of shingle the wood begnn to bnrn, when
presto I the same sort of flames nppenred, of a
beautiful pink color. A range of different
colored glasses was brought (o bear but
through none of them, yellow, green, nor
anything else but red, could the flume be
seen. Mr. Henry called in the architect of
the Smithsonian Institution, and bade bim
look. He was oblivious of the existence of
the flames till the red glass eume. A candle
was taken up, and it was invisible through the
red glass. The interference is, that . this
phenomenon Is real. The pink, according to
Mr. Henry, is a subjective color a color In
the eye. This opens, it is said, a Gold for
Investigation. - .
M7".The Dublin, Ireland, Freeman's Jour
nal publishes the statistics of tbe manufac
ture nnd exportation or for tor from that city
for the twelve months ending the 6th of May
last. It nppenrs that thirteen browera have
exported In that period 87,005 hogsheads of
brown' (tout." "
...KNOW NOTHINGS IN IRELAND.
Th Dublin Evening Mail, one of the most
powerful periodicals In the United Kingdom,
does not think.at all badly of the unwilling
ness of lh-A oiejican party of this country to
elect Rimi!n Catholics to office. The follow,
ing paragraph from the Evening Mail we find
In the Dublin: Warder, another paper of dis
tinguished talent and great influence : -
"JTrrto Nothings." The people of Ameri
ca, alarmed by the overweening assumptions
of the Church of Rome, and no doubt warned
by the power she has acquired over popular
education in Europe, are taking energetio
proceedings to exclude the influence of the
priests from their national schools throughout
the Union, liy the last mail, we learn that
"School Trustees of Louisville, Kentucky,
bava decided on dismissing several teachers
in the public schools, on account of their for
eign birth and their attachment to the Roman
Catholic faith." The wisdom of this decision
is npparent from tho reasons assigned fur it,
The forciga TjiTtK and Romish predilections
of the teachers thus dismissed are 'sufficient
evidence that they have been imported into
the United States by the Church of Rome,
with a view to prevent the secular education,
of the country to purposes of proselytism.
They nre, in (net, emissaries of the College de
Propaganda Fide,u)i have been trained and
qualified, no doubt, for the most part under
our National Board of Education, to carry out
abrond the principles which it has been so
successful in disseminating hero in Ireland.
The Pope has not a more efficient "or free
handed institution at his back than the. im
perial Parliament of this United Kingdom,
which spares no expense to furnish his holi
ness with zealous and well-informed nsenta
for spreading his dominion over the face of
the globe. . Does he require priests to estab
lish nnd extend it wherever the English Ian-
cu.'ige is spoken, the halls nnd dormitories of
Alaynooth are enlarged nnd the larder abun
dantly replenished, to keep up a constant
supply of young ecclesiastics lor his service.
Do these in turn send home a requisition for
lay teachers to hssist them in the work, the
Chancellor of the Kxeheqtier adds some tens
of thousands to Ids yearly estimate for na-
lonal education in Ireland; and continual
reinforcements of propagandists nre thus
maintained in readiness to move in obedience
to the call wherever' Rome may . need their
services. Il is high time for the American
nation and people, if thev do not desire to see
the institutions of learning transferred nnd
subjected wholly to tho jurisdiction ot the
Roman pontiff, to reject such alien importa
tions, and keep their schools under their own
contiol nnd management.'
t3f The New York Journal of Commerce
in a calm review of the Louisville riots, clos
es its article with the following admonitory
sentence: ' . . t .
- "Eevry Tittle while, some solemn warning,
like the recent riot at Louisville, troubles
the mind of thinking men, and points for
ward to that period of civil discord by which
we may some day be convulsed, if a remedy
is not applied to lint evil created by our pres
ent naturalization laws; but unfortunately
the age is too peculiarly One of excitement
for any single event to leave a lasting im
pression. Yet if citizens will look back
twenty-five years to a time when disorders
that nre common now, were regarded ns im
possible, nnd will then reflect upon tliecmi
sequences of a, like decline, for another quar
ter of a century they will be convinced of
delarrnnd of the rapidity nnd strength, that
anti-Americans influence is acquiring in the
Dr. Franklin's Opinion of Foreign Con
victs brnt to this Country. During the
administration of Robert Wnlpole, the trans
portation of convicts to this country, wns re
garded as a very great grievance. Dr. Franklin
wrote to tho Minister the thanks of the
Colonists for tho material aid of Britain to
this country, so strongly manifested in this
instance; nnd, ns a satisfactory proof of
American grntltude, sent him n collection of
rattlesnakes, which he advised him to have
introduced into his Majesty's gardens nt Kew,
in order that they might propagate and in
rreasi, assuring him Hint they would .be as
beneficial to his Majesty's English dominion,
as British rattlesnake convtcts had been to
America. Amer. Museum, June, 1790..,
Plundering the Slain. The account of
the field of buttle on theTchernnyn.nfter the
recent contest, given by Jlhe conespondent of
tho London News, is. not very complimentary
to the French soldiers the famous Zouaves.
It says: ' ' " " " ' .
"The Zounves bad m'ide a gcnernl collec
tion of crosses, relics and medals, nnd retailed
them to visitors; in addition to which pickings
from the dead bodies,. they made small col
lections of money from the persons of the
wounded, managing dexterously to extract it
from the Inside of the trousers close to the
knee, where the Russian soldiers generally
carry their money, while pretending to ex
amine into the nature of their wounds, thus
avoiding giving any mental pain to the suf
ferers" ' .
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Successful Treatment if Yellow Fever-at
Norfolk. A letter from Norfolk," to the
Richmond Dispatch, says: : . .. .' ' .
' Dr. Read and Dr. Campbell are the most
successful in their treatment. They rarely
lose two out of ten cases. Dr. Bilisudy, of
Portsmouth, has, I learn, met with mnrkod
success in his practice during the epidemic.
I believe he unites, ns far as possible, the ho
nunpatliic nnd allopathic, "nodes of practice,
nnd finds the combination eminently success
ful. He has, I learn, at least 150 patients
under his charge. s-
" A Significant Truth. Miss McDowoll,
in the fas number of the Woman's Advocate,
utters the following bold but significant
As women are mere affected by the preva
lence of immorality than men, it is really
strange that they do not frown down those
vices of men which are so frequently fatal to
their own tranquility. Many a female who
would not refuse to- dine with a profligate
would think herself foully Insulted were she
invited to take tea with n courtezan; but the
only difference between the two is, one wears
pnnlalonna nnd tho other pantalets the
morale Is the satno. .
gf" Peat, it Is said, Is now being osed for
locomotives on the Worcester nnd Nnshnu
Rail Road, and with great satisfaction. So
strong is the belief that it will take tho place
of wood for this purpose, Hint parties are
buying up large trncts of land where peat
can be obtained adjoining various rail roads
in Massachusetts. . V"
SCANDAL AND SCANDAL-MONGERS.
There are some people who seem born to
talk scandal' It ia as impossible for them
not to gossip about tho affairs of theirneigh
bora as H la for watqr to run up bill, or moth
ers not to boast of their babies. If a new
comer .moves into the block they cannot
rest satisfied till they have picked up some
tattle about bis antecedents, his wife, the
amount pfhU income, how he brings up his
children, and 4 other affairs that are none of
their business. If a party is given In the vi
cinity, they are uneasy till they wheedle from
some guest an account of all the sayings and
doings of the entertainment. This habit tf
intermeddling with the tongue is not confin
ed to females. Men chatter almost as much
about the fast hoi ses of their neqnaintancr,
the money they spend, or thejnanner in which
they conduct their business, as women do
about the new bonnets, the servsnts, or the
extravagance of their "dear friends." There
are old women out of petticoats as well as in
that busy themselves about matters that are
no concern of theirs. AlUhe scandal Is fur
from being talked -by the ladies. There is
often ns much gossip over a cigar as over a
bit of crolclnt work. . -
yet it is a cruef and cowardly thing to
whisper away reputations in such a, manner.
Many a merchant's credit has been undermin
ed by sly ihuendnes, which, exaggerated ori
repetition, have grown nt last to be serious
charges, though they hnvq never nssnmed,
until too late, a shape sufficiently tangible to
givn him the opportunity of refuting them.
Mnny nn innocent woman hns been secretly
maligned by the dastardly insinuations of
some one w ho was slighted, till dear friends 1
have been alienated, and sometimes her fair
fame injured irreparably. For scandal mon
gers, fiko moles underground, work out of
sight. They do not dare bteatho their foul
hints where there is danger of the victim
hearing of the slander. They rehearse their
vile abuse under solemn injunctions of secre
cy. They sometimes even slirink from a
direct accusation, 1ut denl In liiuts, in guesses
in suppositions. They do not even always
pretend lobe certain of what, they tell, but
any that though they have heard so, they '
hopo it is not true; yet the tone in which they
speak, nnd ,tlie look which nceompanies it,
contradicts their hypocritical charity. Like
treacherous assassins, they strike, in tho
dark. Like cravens, they , stub from be
.The scandal-mongers docs not always deal
in serious charges. - Hundreds of persons,
01 her wise estimable, talk carelessly about
their , neighbors, censuring them in little
tilings, and prejudicing Btrangers against
them. In" suen t Cases, tho offenders forget
how small their chance is of knowing the
full truth, and therefore how much circum
stances may have palliated, if not justified
what they blame. Tho gossip of servants or
of children, and this frequently magnified, Is
thoughtlessly rehearsed, nnd the very reBpec
ta'ijlity of those uho now endorse, it gives
currency to the tale. In this way idle tattle
swells into slander., Often the whole story
originates iu some, prejudice of which the
tale bearer himself Is scarcely nwnre. A gay
man of the world is too apt to think a church
goer n mere Pharisee, ns the latter is too ready
to suppose the former a profligate. The pru
dent house keeper is tempted to think a more
generous liver a spendthrift, ns the latter Is
tempted In ' turn to sneer nt tho former ns a
miser. Ah! if we could all 'judge justly.
But since the infirmity of human nature for
bids this, tho wisest thing we can do is to
mind what we think .and any. Bait. Sun.
Noble Conduct. The fidelity of the ne
groes is spoken of as not the least noticeable
foature in tho history of tho yollow fever nt
Norfolk. : It is difficult, nearly impossible, to
separate servants nnd inisstresses,- Forbidden
to enter the sick chamber, the blacks will
creep into concealed places, hidu beneath tfio
beds, crouch in corners, employ every ftrtifice,
to remain id attendance upon the mistress,
Left to themselves, the negroes nre abject,
refuse to take remedies, nnd die rapidly.
Their Inst wish often is that they may be
buried near tlieir misslresses.
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Let It Ijvr. Let it live,' said a kind Heart
ed lady, a short lime since, ns she picked up
a flying bug from the floor, nnd helped it
out the window. She probably thought
there wns plenty of room in the wide world
for it, nnd there was no good reason for kil-
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- We can see nothing wrong )n killing a
prisonous serpent, or a dangerous beast of
the forest, ns they are jnrtful, rind evidently
our enemies. God has nlso shown us that it
is perfectly right to kill such animals as are
good for our food; but to kill anything that
has life and feeling merely for sport, or
through wantonness, is wrong, and tho habit
indulged in begets and cultivates cruelty in
one's heart. ' v
Democratic Partt Burst. Tho gen
eral impression from the interior seems to be,
that, in the news-boys' slang, the Demo
crntic Party in New York t'hns bust."
Be this, however, as it may, the adoption
of the John Van Buren and the. Editor of
the Albany Atlas, Anti-Slavery programme,
makes two Democratic Parties, one North,
ond another South: The South has now
lost its Northern nllie, on paper, and must
work alono.-r-A'. Y. Express. .
JTTho yellow fevsr hat carried off 1,649
of tbeHoacclimnted portion of the population
of Now Orleans in nine weeks of the present
-jff A temperance lecturer, descanting on
essential and purifying qualities of cold witter,
remarked, as a knock-down argument, thai,
'when tho world became so corrupt that the
Ixtrd could do nothing with it, he waa obliged
to give It a thorough sousing in cold water.
'Yes.' replied an old soaker, 'but it killed
every darned critter on the face of the airthl'
CjA pninful affair occurred in Covington
last week. A physician prescribing for a
girl' 1 3 years old wrote 6 grains of morphine
Instead of 1-6 of a grain, as intended. The
dose was taken, causing the death of the
child In about 8 boura. .', '
- POPULAR INFIDELITY. , -
frVjis the Kew Tork Mirror.
"What is jour opinion of the amount of
infidelity prevailing?' aaid one acquaintance
of ours, a few days since, to another. "I think
just this:" was the reply, "that, whi! there ia
very little difference of belief aa regards the
essential troths of religion, such as the axis,
tence and paternal character of a Supreme
Being, and the wisdom and goodneea of his
universal arrangements In nature, there is a
vast amount of skepticism as to the Divine
ordination of tnnay of the visible church
forms, ceremonies and dogmas of our days,
which are made to fill the foreground aa es
sentials of religion." There is, we fear, too
muuh truth in this reply. Whatover is claim
ed for religion in accordance with the sublime
harmonies of nature, or the sublimer, though
simple teachings of Christ, is accepted gladly .
by every intelligent, ingenuous mind, leaving, -scarcely
a scoffer or doubter; hut whatever is
claimed contrary to such accordance, Is ns
widely rejected, or branded with suspicion.
. Religion, such ia would justly represent
Christ's life nnd lessons, which ought to be
tho measure of Christian faith and purity, hns
suffered wickedly through forinaliliea,deccits,
nd hypocrisies, palmed upon mankind in its
mime. Its triumphs hnve been retarded more
by the treason nnd falsehood - of ' professed
friends, than by all assaults of open enemies;
nnd the abundance of this treason and false
hood is what makes so many skeptical to
wards religious nnnunciutions, mistakingly
deeming, as they do, that what professes to
be religion or Cristinnity, must be. "Acting
falsely with Voltaire and Shelley, and scores
of the bravest intellectual spirits, they assume
that the visible church, good, bad or indiflbr.
ent, is the fruit of Christianity, ond proceed
to jndgo the tree by its fruit. Here tho mis.
take. is made. The Church may, in part, rep
resent the sound, ripe fruit of the tree -of life, .
hut. few will deny that it too often stands
for " Dead Sea apples" fair to the 'eight,
but bitter to the tasto, nnd ashes to tho
, Proclaim Christ to-day, anywhere, aa ho
nppeared and nddressed himself to the tnul
litnde, nnd the first reflecting scoffer' of his
precepts nnd morality, could not be found.
Christ nnd Christinnity, the body nnd soul of
the only religion that hns tho slightest practi
cability in its pursuit, ,to redeem tho .world,
the two gient ideals toward which mnnkind
are every day more earnestly yearning.. All
may not comprehend them in the same form
or forms, but all acknowledge in them the
same glorious, redeeming spirit Can it be
wondered there is 'skepticism toward much
that is put forward as Christianity. The
. wresting of his word and example to uphold
the most monstrous wrongs. The blunting
of the edge of his anathema against pride,
hatred, and lusts of the flesh, pampered on
the very sn-cnlled altars of God, nnd yet
calling it the true "Sword of the Spirit
How much of the real Christ docs the church
present or preach to us? - How much of the
Christ who cried, "Wo unto you scribes,
Pharisees, nod lawyers" or whoever wags
tho tongue or lifts the hand to blind the poor
and ignornnt to the way of righteousness nnd
truth. .,fThe people love and adore that Christ
who went among them seven days in the
week, - healing their wounds and soothing
their aorrows. - But they recognize Him not
in the isolate, unfamiliar being set apart 'by
tho church for special sabbuth worship, and
exhibited to suit creeds nnd dogmas, from
purple pulpits, but scarcely called up for re
membrance or conaolntion during the six days
of toil and weariness, when his presence is
We speak these words more in sorrow than
bitterness sorrow 'that those who have
Christianity in special keeping, cannot, or
will not, introduce their Tenchorand Master
to ' the world, In thst familiar and attractive
character which he nssumcd on Earth. Could
He fail, thus introduced, to draw unto him
the fishermen and tho cratfsnien would not
the widow nnd orphan, the sick, sorrowing
nnd outcast, again follow Him, with blessings
on their lips, ns erst on the Judonn highways.
But the cold, white glare of marble walls,
and the glitter of stained glass, repel these
poor (!) souls from tho gorgeous nltnrs dedi- '
cntcd to to them nn "unknown God."
Give them, O men, nnd women of the church,
Hint Saviour who scorned not to "eat with
publicans and sinners," and who wns and Is,
the unfailing friend of tho poor who hns
declared, "If I bo lifted up, I will draw all
men unto me," and there shall be no dan
gerous infidelity lr. your midst.
r-An exchange states that Brieham
Young, durinfra recent tour In Southern Utah,
"fell upon an inoxhansUblo bed of coal;" and
nnt.li fir odds: "If the bed wero thoroughly
on fire we should suspect that Brighsm bad
got home." ,
-ar- An ALInrmnn. rtnftnt.lv AlfrnfoI in
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fWingfield, was preeteil by bis constituents
lna crowd when.be addressed -them thus:
'(ientlemen, I am confounded glsd I am elect
d. You will find bread and cheese and brandr
in the next room.'.
ff An Hibernian was -reproved bvan
officer for daring to- whistle in the rank a
while going on duty. Just as the officer
moke One of Russia's balls eame whistling
over the ravine. Pat cocks bia eye ep to it
nnd quietly said, "There goes a boy on
luty and be jnbors, hear howfl wiiisucsi
3fIf yog observe a gentleman with hi
arm a'round a Indy'a waist, it ia morally cer
tain thoy are no married.
Roll on xiia Ball! The citizens of
South Carolina, of German descent, have or
ganized an association for the purpose of
guarding the ballot box against illegal voting
on the part of their own people, and of de
tecting and reporting to the authorities all
offeuuCii against the election laws. Good!
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