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B. P. 1VISS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Trm:-2 fear, payable In advanca, or t 3 at
expiration of the year.
tar1 No paper dix-ontinned until all arraanfoi are
aid, except at the niftion of the Publisher.
Kor anuoaBctnf tne name of candidate! tor oBce 3,
OKI wary Notices oTer U lines, charged at the regular
All oimiaunteatloni Intended lo promote the private
mis or rntorenu of Cnrnoratloei, Botflies, Mioole or
ndlTldnalt, will k charged u advertisements.
atiiess, mi da y,seit. gt
f.'ourt Polk county will meet
t Benton on the 3d Monday of October, the
8lh. ' ' r" -
Camp-Meetiho. The Camp-Meeting at
Cdar Springs Camp Ground, two miles
oath of -Alliens, will commence on Friday,
the lath day of Octolier.
WhbaT Commands one dollar per buh-
for good article. Bncon cent hog
round. The corn crop is yielding largely
it ia thonght pork will range high from the
unusual scarcity of hogs.
VST Statements of the markets at Aligns-
U and Atlanta will be found on the next
tW Legislature meets next' Monday.
Several members have paaaed here this week,
on tnelt way to mo sent 01 government. .
ftf- Mr. Colbum, the member elect from
Blount county, who had been classed in this
caper and some others with the American
party, publishes a card in the Chattanooga
Advertiser, In winch he declares that he has
always been a democrat meaning thereby,
' we suppose, that he is 'not an American.
We are glad the momentous question is set
tled without a dislddgment of the spheres.
Georgia. The elections in Georgia come
off next Monday, the 1st. There are three
candidates in the fiold for Governor John
on,' Loco; Andrews, American; and Overby,
Prohibitionist. The latter will take votes
nnn.rh from the American to elect the Loco.
That's the way the Temperance question al
ways works in these triangular races. ,
Ahotreb, Removal. J. II. Rudd, Esq.,
has been removed from the post-office fit
.0;.nnvill- nnJ A. J. Vaushn appointed in
his stead. If there is a single opponent of
lm nriHKMit administration in Tennessee, yrt
connected with the post-pflice department, hc
had as woll put his house in ordefand pre
pare to depart. Another Presidential canvass
I approaching, and with a friend in every
-i fn aimprviftft And assist ill circnltlt-
VO-V.'l w..0.w. ..
rng the documents, and spovial mail agents,
nnder heavy salaries, to go about Tike Bar.
clay Martin making "political speeches, and
clorlfvinir the foreigners, it Is just possible
(ho nnrtv in nnwer mnv be able to save itself
from annihilation. .
' Suicidk. A gentleman by the nanio of
William Welch, committed suicide by drown-
ing, at Loudon, on Saturday evening last.
Fie had been in bad health for some time and
is supposed to have Wen in n state of men-
' tal aberration, induced bydisense, at the time
of destroying himself. lie was a native of
Pennsylvania, mid leaves a family to mourn
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IJIB UIIUUll'iJ' -im
Look Here. The attention of those con
scientious Bag niciiia. wnose migniy souis
are so terribly exercised about Know Noth
ing secresy, oaths and obligations is invited
to the following, which wc find in the Lynch
. burg Virginian:
Tho Locofocns of Philadelphia county,
Pa., held a convention Inst week, when the
lOIIOWUIg pruucvutlijja, muuii vtaiviv, wi
d: - , -
"Mr. E. W. Power submitted a resolution
that each member now mnko onth or affirma.
tion that he is not now, nevor has been, and
does not intend to become, n member of any
secret or other political organization which
proscribes his fellow-citizens for their birth
place or religion; vhich was adopted lifter
' some discussion; ' '
"Aid Palmer was soon after introduced,
and administered me joiiuvynig ontiu
'We do herohy solemnly and sincerely
'swear or aflirm, without mental reservation,
that wo are not now, never have been, and
do not intend to become, members of any so-
...I..... nnlitlmil nintt!viiti.iti util.ti lirn-
scribes our fullow.citizeus on account of their
birth place or religion.'
"One hundred and seventy-nine delegates
took the oath and subscribed their names to
"Mr. W. V. McGrath said there were some
who desirod to sign the oath with tho words
; 'never have been1 stricken out of it; and as
11 , : .. I it ..
MlUj III1U Hill VI 11IUWIJ wvvii .-up .....
of the Democratic party, and desired tn re
turn to it again, he moved the words be
stricken out, which wns unanimously agreed
to. To this Utter o.itli Jacob Peters, Jr.,
' Roscwoll Parson, Albert Stewart, and C. D.
Caasndy, subscribed. - ,
'The different candidates for sheriff ap
peared before the convention, took the oath
- nn..tJ f I.a aiMnnlaa ntifl mi lian r I Imft tn
. It F V. -1. C it. Jl.ttmm tttm .... ainnpn fn
support me nominee.;
Come, loll ns now, what you think of that,
-.1. a ilwatliira tit Him (Inrlc vnllev nnd shadow
. .1 .1
VII JV Hn.iivi. hi ... . j
f IxMsofocism, ye blind guides who strain nt
fncts nnd gulp down filseliootl, ye political
scribes and pharasees who daily hold forth
on the street corners, thnnking your master
that you aro not as the poor Know Nothings
como tell us, dont you think such proceed
tn. adiuliiistcrini? of oaths and secresy for
political piirpnsoa, demnntis me noienuon oi
" . m.i . t ri
the Courts and Junes ot mo couniryi ur
' will vou. under the influence of parly prejn-
' .. n.iinl nilnmnt to lustifv vour friends
in that for which you condemn your political
" Weather. After sovoral weeks of execs
elvely wsrm weather, a fine rain fell on
' Wsdnesdny, nnd at this time, Thursday, the
air is clear and cold, rendering nros comfort
Ua and reminding us that Summer's gone,
and Autumn, wiih its euro and yellow (car, is
. i i,AnJ VVitiljr will annn ftiHiiW. nnd litnit.
HI 11 Mlltl r- ..ii.. -' ' I
anmn hachelera and- forlorn maidens, who
have been hesitatingly approximating dnring
tho. warmer monthsj should hasten the "con
summation so dovoutly wiRhed" lest the coU
nd chillinrr nichts should find them unpro.
Tided with the right sort of "bed-comforters
IST" A frieud in Monroe writes ns that a
neighbor of his has raised a squash, this sea
son that weighs 4 J pounds. A phrenological
examination of that vegetable, would,-no
doubtf UUiKh tha coincident fact that its
' Internal organization is of the same clmrnc-
ter with the heads of tlra gentlemen who
wanted to indict the Know Nothings.
New Coots. G. W. Ross IsreecFving and
opening bis sto-.k i Fall an.' Water Goods.
MILLARD FILLMORE AND THE PRESL
J - -DJfcNCY.
Referring to the prefcrenee which many of
the leading aewspapers of the South have
expressed for Mr. Fillmore as tho American
candidate for the Presidency, and the fact that
other names are mentioned in connection with
the high office, the Columbia (Tenn.,) Mirror
says: "But among them all, and among all
the people of the United . SUites, Millard
Fillmore is our first choice for the next
President. lit! is a tried man, and he came
forth from his trial commanding the respect
and confidence of his opponents as well as his
friends, and with a hold upon the affections
of the latter, which time tari never remove.
He was ever fonnd in the path of duly" ever
acting for his country's interest, never sinking
the President in the parliznn, and never
thinking at the result of his course might
be upon his own personal popularity. Shall
we not say lie had an unconqnerable reliance
upon the people; believing that they would
give their confidence to on who, regardless
of mere party clamor, should nobly dare to
pursue the path of xiaht! We are tired . of
brawling politicians; tired of tenth rnte men.
Our nation needs n Chief Magistrate who
shall lend dignity to his station, nt one who
shall depend upon his station for his charno
ter and reputation, at homo nnd abroad.' As
we have somewhere told our readers, the no
tion "Principles and not Men"isa false notion,
and has done as incalculable injury. Prin.
eiflet and Merinre reliable; the lack of either
is ruinous. The President of these United
State should be a man of experience, of de
cision, of firmness, of far-seeing sagacity, of
great prudence, of unbounded integrity, and
possessing the confidence of the people.
These qualities, we think, are combined in
Millard Fillmore, nnd he is our preference for
the Chief .Magistracy In 1856."
Week before lat we published -tin ac
count of an attempt lo introduce party poli
tics into the Court and Jury rooms at Mndi
eonvillo. As we knew the democrats of Mon
roe county, with the exception of some half
dozen of the more violent sort who were in
strumental in getting up the matter, were
heartily ashamed of it and disavowed any
eonnection therewith, we had not intended
to allude to the subject again. Tint the Cleve
land Banner of last week, having misrepre
sented us, we must be allowed to correct
the errors and misstatements of that print.
In the first place, the Banner says, we visited
the offending grand juror with a column of
abuse, mid charges that we are in tho habit
of treating people who have no papers through
which to defend themselves, iu that war.
Now all we said about the grand juror was
comprised in less than twenty-five lines;
and instead of "pouring it down on the poor
fellow to the tnne of a column," to quote the
expressive nnd characteristic language of the
Banner, the hardest thing we did say of him
was, Jhnt he was "a well-enough meaning
man, without any remarkable degree of
astuteness," and that it was, perhaps, fortu
nate for posterity, that he did not' live in
Buncombe county, in the neighborhood of old
Billy Jones,, the fool-killer. Under the same
circumstances we would say the same thing
of the editorof the Banner, or any other of
.those terrible fellows who are so fortunate as
to have papers to defend tlitmsclvei.
The charge that we sssnil persons who are
not in a position to reply, is entirely gratui
tous and without a semblance of foundation.
Xo paper in this State has more religiously
abstained from assaulting private individuals,
aud none that dabbles in politics at all has
treated opponents with more liberality and
fnirnevs, and this do one knows befter than
the Banner man. ' Instead of castigating
and reprimanding them iu terms commensu
rate' with their monstrous political sins and
heresies instead oflashing them as we might
have done, and as their flagitious and un
grateful conduct frequently merited we have
overlooked the provocation, and like other
good men engaged in a jtiat" cstise, nave
sought by kind words and gentft arguments
to win the transgressors back to the paths of
patriotism and correct principles, from which
their blind guides had so far led them astrar.
That w have not been more successful, was
no fault of the teaching,' but owing entirely
to the perverse nnd vicious eharacterfcof the
material we had to work upon, being of that
description generally which prefers darkness
to light. ' ,
' But to be seriousv Iu regard to the affair
atMadisonville, our notice of which seems to
have created a very profound sensation in
the neighborhood of theJ'Banner" office,
and to have elioited a more serious article
than we usually meet with from thai direolion,
many democrats present were unsparing in
their condemnation of it, denouncing the
grand juror in language that we cannot re.
peat in our columns without giving offence.
Forourself we had no other feeling for the
man but that of pity, and should not hare al
luded to the subjeot at all but for the fact that
we knew he was not the author of the Inter
rogatoriesthat the matter had been talked
of weeks before was cut and dried for the
occasion that it was not prompted by a real
sens of duty, or an honest seeking after trflth
but was the offspring of a Utile, low, dirty
contemptible party prejudice, that any sane
man ought to be ashamed of. To rebuke the
fell spirit of party malevolence and prejudice,
which is daily becoming more rampant and
abusive, and which would not only destroy
social relations, create discord and ill-feelings
between noighbors, but even invade our halls
of justiee, assail the judge on the bench, and
enter into tho verdicts of juries it was to re
buke this foil spirit, thus manifested, that we
introduced the matter into our columns, and
not, s the Banner charges, for tho purpose of
castigating the simple instrument used on the
ooension. And we think the Banner would
be much more commendably employed in ae
siating us to put down and bautfcA the vile
spirit of prejudice, fraught as it is with so
much mischief, instead of encouraging, it by
eomplitnenting those who are trying to bring
it to tear in' all the relations ot life.- He
would run no danger of making himself "luv
dicorous" by such a course, and loss of liar
isg the correctness of his motives questioned.
137" We aro unable to account to our
friend nt Pikeville for the non-arrivnl of his
paper. If the oversight occurred here we
will see that it is not repeated. We bnrdly
think It did, however. ,
fcy Rumors of a contemplated duul be.
iwcen two Chattanooga .editors have, reached
us. We hope thcrr I ne foundation Tor
them. " .
' THE EASTERN WAR
Harper's M.igaaine we regard as "sound"
on the "War question." In tho St-ptcmber
number, the writing editor holds forth to his
half million readers in this wise: "In every
nation In all great crisis there . are two su
preme motives, the one selfishly rational, and
the other a humane nnd iinsetlixh motive. . It
is a kind of - political Swedenborgianism.
Thus in the Crimean war, on the one hand,
England fights for her interest, for the integ
rity of her empire, and dreads to seo Russia
advancing upon India. ' But, on the other
hand, England and France, representing the
principle of constitutional government, nre
opposed, to Russia which represents dead
Asiatic despotism; fur although Franco be
now in form almost an absolute monarchy,
yet every man knows that in France the Ein.
peror is an accident, and in Husfh th f'zar
is it principle. It i this conviction which
seen res to the Western Powers the sympathy
of all truly thoughtful minds. Whnt power,
except Russia, can possibly gain by the ex
tension of tho Russian empire; and who, spite
of his commercial calculations, which certain
ly are forcible within their sphere, does not
know that the great, nnd final, nnd formidable
foe of Russia is America, and that conse
quently all nations which hnve more or less
of the American or Democratic idea in their
political constitution, like England nnd
France, nre really upon the American side?
What do civilization, literature, the arts, the
sciences, religion, morality, politics, owe to
Russia!' What can they hope fronr Russian
domination? Hnve not the people fn their
very constitution f he seeds of national decay
nlrendy visible? The Russian nobles nre the
Sybarites of modorn history. Their luxurious
tendency is held in check by the clffftate.
But it is this tendency which reaches ent for
the soft South, and sighs for the Mediterra
nean. It is this spirit, quite as much as pn.
liliral ambition, which lonpfe for Constantino
ple. There, if it comes so fnr, it will pitch
its gorgeous pavilion. Therelij, the silken
shade, it will full asleep, while the South that
seductive Delilah, rocks its slumber, and
sheais away its strength."
Death or an Editoii. The Nashville
Truo Whig, ol.Sept 22, contains the follow
ing notice of the death of E. P. McGinty,
Esq., Editorof that paper -''.
"it is our mclnnrholv duty to record the
death of K. P. McGinty, Esq., Editor of this
paper, who departed this life at 9 o'clock yea.
terday morning, after n -lingering illness of
some months, which, a row rlnys ago took a
sudden and fatal turn, terminating in brain
fever. His loss will be seriously felt by a
wifonnd two small children. His large circle
of personal friends, who warmly felt his
great moral ' worth, will be shocked at this
announcement. No man wns more high
ly appreciated by those , who knew him
well. - - - ' " '
In connection with the political press in
Tennessee," he has for many years been
known tn thousands as nn excellent and for
cible writer; but we who hnre been intimate
ly associated with him in the business nnd
sorial relations of life, have alone known
how exalted was his moral nnd social excel
lence. He was the very soul of himor.and nev
er did a man live who was freer from intended
wrong or injustice to others.
He . carved nut his own fortune from or
phanage nnd penury in youth. He was-mor-al,
temperate, frugal, indirstrinn,- just nnd
fearless, in nil the relations of life. He lived
nnd died a pious member of the. Methodist
Episcopal Church. -
It is with the deepest melancholy that we
have seen him cut off in the. meridian of life,
nnd from a field of labor, m which ho had
toiled patiently, but had not reaped rewards
which it may be justly said should have been
in store for him. -
Sw'as's Bask Note List aud Dectecter.
We have received the firt number of
"Swan's Bank Note List and Detecter," pub
lished in Montgomery, Ala., on tho 1st and
16th of every month, and mailed to nil parts
of the Union, nt $3,00 per annum in nd.
vnei. ' It co'ntatus forty-four 'pages of print
ed matter, nnd nfter a careful examination of
it we have nn hesitation in' savinir that it is
just such a work ns should be in the hands
of every business man of this section, filled
ns it is with reliable information respecting
the Banking institutions of the country. See
notice next pnge. - .
-, 6The Fair of the East Tennessee Agri
cultural Society will commence nt Knoxville
on the 25'.h October, and continue for five
days, when premiums lo theamoant of 82000
will be swnrded, '
. F$f The Presbyterian Witness,Knoxvi1le
states that a despatch hnd been received by
the pnst mnHtcr there, to the. effect that M.
M. Williams, who recently figured extensive
ly as a manufacturer, 4c, nt that place, had
died suddenly at Cincinnati. It doesn't say
who sent the despatch. '
The Democratic Anchor. One of the
organs of the opposition having called the
Democratic party Mlie heet anchor of the
country," nn exchange vpry justly remarks, a
pretty anchor it makes, with , both flukes
North nnd South, broken off; every strand of
the cable parted but the Irish one; nnd drag
ging along the bottom," without teeth to hold
onl A glorious sheet anchor it proves, di
vided and disjointed. The anchor has not
been able to save the Ship of State from
drifting ontownrd the rocks of dissension, or
keep its liend riding to ths wind. The only
resemblance between the present Democratic
pnrty and an anchor, is, its alacrity at sink
l-JT A man by the nnmo of Johnson was
convicted in the Circuit Court of Meigs coun-
ty, this week, for counterfeiting, and sentenc
ed to the penitentiary for a term of three
years. The case . of the State against
Philpot, for murder, was continued to next
term. ; ' ... .
Go-ii. Poats, of the Rogcrsvllle Times
has got married. The most sensible thing we
ever knew him to do-. W know-hi will
have n much more plrnsnnt time of ft than if
he had been elected to the Legislature. We
therefore congratulate him ou bis former do
feat and later triumphs . .
ArrxES. The lady who sent ns a basket
of the largest and best apples of the season,
will please seeept our thnnks. -Boots
add Shoes. Sehorn is in the re.
eeipt of a belter article of Boots nnd Shoes
than is usually offort d in Una market, which
he offurs nt low prices. Also, just received
a fine lot of watches, jewtllry, Le. See advertisement.
Some friend at Memphis, (we presume ji is
a friend from a remark he makes,) sends us
the following extraot from the 'Ta't, Present,
and Future," a work now undergoing publi
cation in that city with request that we
publish. In complying, it is proper to gay
that no one more than ourself disapproved of
the manner in which our late candidate ap
peared before the people of Tennessee for the
first office within their gift at the same time
he made a gallant struggle, and the strictures,
that follow are perhaps justifiable asa warning
to others who may feel disposed to force
themselves upon their countrymen, unbidden
Gsntbt's Nomination. The term "nomina
tion" has generally a technical signification;
as thus understood, it usually requires three
Sag NichUto "nominate" caudidates for the
Legislature. But with the American party,
the dicium of one roan is tho fist of fate, even
should that man "nominate" himself. Thus
M. P. Gentry made himself the champion, the
standftrd-benrer, the leader, th candidate,
and "nominee" of the American party. He
placed himself, with the aid of his friends, in
such a position that the American pnrty
could stiostitute no one for him,' when it im
pudently attempted to select foriUelf a lead
er. . . -
Under the circumstances, there never was
a greater farce thsti this ttleetion, this choice
of Gentry by the "American pnrty. Gentry
himself so regarded it. He never did accept
this ridiculous, forced nomination. If he did
I wish to record his letter of acceptance, ad
dressed to the Grand Council at Nashville, on
this very page of the "Hook of Ham." Where
is ill Echo answers Where? It has never
seen the light. ,
Gentry's unparalleled presumption is only
equalled by his nnparalleled defeat, as de
served, so fur ni he was concerned, as iT was
undeserved by the party whose imperial
erown, Napolron-like, lis seized upon.
Mr. Gentrjt when accounting for his self
nomination, informed us, in language of beau
ty nnd eloquence such aS ever characterizes
his matchless oratory, that, "at the time he
was living h secluded retirement on his 'Sa
bine Farn,' raising pnions and sheep, and as
parngus, aril calves, and simblins, nnd geese,
nnd dogfennel, ai d oats, and all animate and
inanimate filings generally plneed in the Gar
den of Edo." lie quoted from Virgil
"Memllf bores errnbant, in mentibui Sieulis."
lie feltjiu the midst of this multiplicity of
delightful Evocations none of the allurements
of politieajanibition " He said that "it wns
true that tie citizens of old Rome went in a
body to sedice old Cincinnntns from the ru
ral delight of his tohaeco fields and potato
patches," aid that "it was equally true that
no such deputation of Americans waited on
him, but instead of this, he received every
day about a peck of most seductive letters.
"Such, said lip, would have been the conduct
of the Romans towards Cineinnntus if their
postal systenf hnd not been in such n horrible
condition th"t every man had to carry his
own letters." "If Cineinnntus was right, er
go Mr. Gentry was right." Huch was Mr.
Gentry's most satisfactory account of his self
nomination. I hnre given it vrbaHtH, pune
tuaiim, litirnthn etdntiatim. I have been nil
vised to pthlish in mv book along side this
epeuh of Mr. Gentry,' Mr. Webster's 7th of
MfeJ speech, simply to convince posterity
that the latter oration is not th most perfect
specimen of American oratory ever produced
an wns once suppossd. i , .
I hnve but two reflections to record in ref
erence to this triumphant vindication of Mr.
Gentry's eourae. .
If he hnd known in the depth of his "Sn-bine-farm"
retirement thnt Pierce was Presi
dent, and Campbell, Postmaster General, he
never would hnve alluded meat distantly to
the horrible post office rjelem of old Rome.
Secondly, since hi overwhelming defeat,
Gentry must think of those, who so sorely af
flicted him' with letters, thnt he surely hnd
more fool eorres, ondents than any other "re
tired" mn in Tennessee. Strang that Gen
try did not sooner discover the vulgarity and
stupidity of these "innumerable correspon
dents." When they eommanctd boring him
with their latter without any solicitation,
(of course. Gentry did not writ to any of
them, he wns not dreaming of a desire to
leave his "Saliine farm") it was "strange,
passing strange," thath did no discover the
stupidity of his correspondents prior to his de
feat by Andrew Johnson,
When the tidings of Gentry's self-nomination
was wafted over the land, and 'flashed
forth to an nslonished world by the lightnings
of Heaven, the terrified newspapers, and then
Sam's millions caught the glowing theme', and
mad the earth, sir and ocess resound with n
world of melody .; they . chanted pmhns o'f
praise in choral symphony (o another demi
god, who, Cineinnatue-like, strode in trinm-'
phnl splendor from Kdn bowers of Klysian
delights, to assume, from motives of self-sse-rifieing
patriotism, the fearful responsibilities
and burthens of hit country's destiny. It is
funny thnt Andy wouldn't let him. It is fan
ny that the people of Tennessee, after writing
hun so many letter; and after he had sneri-.
ficed on the altar of his country all the holy
pleasures of "dnbise farm" retirement, should
metaphorically and figuratively have kicked
bis nether extremity from Carter to Shelby.
Why, Oh! why this renewed demonstration
of the jngratitude of republics! If I must
tell the'jdain, unvarnished truth, as I have
ever done, so help me Clio, thou first and fair
est of the Immortal Nine, I mnstsny, thnt as
Gsntry had eut th throat of Whiggery, i?srn
began to reflect, and soon to tremble for his
own "jugular." lie left Cineinnntus to go
back, solitary, alone, 'and- in tears, to his Ha
bine Farm, where lie sits on the door steps,
an unsceptered hermit, wrapped iu the soli
tude of his own arrogance. . "
Sharp Rltorto Bishop Soule. Dr.
Elliott, in his "History of the Great Seces
sion," having chnrged thnt Bishop Soule had
"become a slaveholder since his ejection to
the Episcopacy" the Bishop replies by pro
nouncing the statement "afalMhord, Tcilhnut
the least mixture of truth. I am not now, and
.never was a slaveholder.' . I never owned a
slate by purchase, gift, or by ary other means;
and never had an intention or desire Ut own
one, ; But greater and better men than 1 am,
I hnve no doubt, hnre owned slaves; nnd ninny
hnve pussed to that land whbre the ''servant is
free from his master,' and where, together,
they adore the infinite riches of thnt grace by
which they wero enabled to discharge their
relative duties, nnd to escape safely from a
world morally nnd -physically .disordered.
Philemon nnd Onesipius nre, doubtless with
thnt company." ' ' '"'
A Tnoroiimit. I'ubsxmt. Our friend Cniit.
Bennet, of Bedford county, has sent us, by
railroad, a present of a beautiful Cow and
ealf. We have osver received a present which
ws valued more highly There are; few finer
cews in the country than. ohm. , The present
is opportune and thoughtful. Printers are
Constitution ally poor men. With an occasionnl
and rare exception, of which we do not hap
pen to be one. Our Bedford friend would
liitve enjoyed the dolight of the children with
the cow for there Is a house Ml of children
already at our house, and Mrs. Union says
but no matter what she aays. A'osA. Union.
Oh, ab, yes, of course "but no matter whnt
she says.'' Don't you, think, you are getting
almost old enough to ouit thai. ".,
Wheat. Wheat has been shipped from
the neighborhood of Murfreesborough, Mid
dle Tennessee, to New York, nnd been sold
at a profit of eighty cents to the bushel. So
much for rajponds, ' . .
IW See Cord of Dr. Dodsop, Dentnl Sur
geon next page. ' ' ' . . .
Hope is the Inst thing thnt dies in man, and
though it be exceedingly deceitful, yet it la
of good use lo us.
AMERICANISM NOTHING NEW.
The New York Expressansvvers the charge
that Whig principles haw been lost sight of
nnd abandoned, in the following manner:
The writer of this article has been, nnd is
likely to be as long us he lives, "a Whig,"
that is to say, for the maintenance of a cer
tain class of principles, known in British his
tory ns "Whig," and adopted in oof Ameri
can Rovolution as Whig. Many of these
principles, Co nomine, die out, and perish with
their peculiar interests and tunes, but tho
principle known as Whig, ix inunorial, nnd
can never die. Sl.-inipM'a,"Ranks,"uTariffs"
Internal ImprnvemrnL-i," 4tc, aro eculiur
interests, ler peculiar limes, that Inay, nnd
must perish but the principle of nationality
of loving one's own family better than oth
er people's families one's own country bet
ter than other people's country one's own
fiither-lnnd better than other people's father
land and the principle of governing this
fiitherdiiiid, ia jealousy of, and resistance to,
Executive power, Prerogative, and P..tron:ige,
is an old Whig principle, that never dies
but is ns immortal ns the everlasting hills
But lo be nn American, it is not nt all ne
cessary to n- Wats' one's self. The American
Party presents no novelty to us none in the
least. There was nn American Party in the
Revolution and it was the Whig Party in
opposition to the British, or ToVy pnrty and
there is an American parly now in .opposi
tion, not alone to n British pnrty, but . 'in Irish,
German, and generally Foreign Parly. To
be a Whig in 1776, whs to be nn American,
in opposition to Foreign influence, nnd For
eign Government nnd so now, to be nn
American, one must in that sense, be a Whig
now, A Declaration of independence was
heressary, in 1778, to preserve us from For
eign nrins, and Foreign influence nnd n De
claration of Independence now in 1855, is
necessary tn preserve us from half a million
of European foreign immigration per annum,
and from hosts of Asiatics settling in the Pu
cilie with endless numbers more Income.
A Whig nnd an American, are words histori
cally almost synonymous. They are but
different letters in different words, to express
the very nme ides. Hence, it is, that fof
twenty years pant, the greatest obstacle on
election days, the Whigs have had to contend
with, have been foreign votes and combina
tions of foreigners: and but for sueh combi
nations nnd such votes, Henry Clay in 1344
would hnve been elected President, nnd the
Whigs, the greater part of the lime, would
hnve the administration of numerous State
Governments. The foreign vote has been n
combined, solid vote against the Whig party.
For reasons best known to themselves, the
Roman lliernrehy among i hn-'e directed
that vote nrninst us, especially the Irish hat
tallions under their control and if Roman
Catholic Irishmen have voted the Whisj ticket,
they hnve voted it nt the peril of their lives.
Foreigners ns a mass, know not, and .recog
nize not our "nationality," but bring- here, us
Kossuth did, an idea of the "solidarities of
the people? and that America is not to he
governed - for the benefit of America and
Americans, but for the 'solidaritary" of all
peoples more especially the Irish or ns
Kossuth taught, for the Hungarian peoples.
Hence, ns our renders see, Americanism is
nothing new to ui, old Whigs us, old Jour
nalists. We have nothing to le.irn, or unlearn,
in beinpAmerirnns. Wearejust where we have
been. We.imbibed our Americanism from the
Federal Constitution. We read it, and see,
and feel it there now. The Revolution wns
to emancipate us from' Foreign Government
not from n mere Htamp Act alone. , The
peaceful revolution of th Ballot box, we now
seek, is to preserve us from that foreign in
fluence. ,The Federal Constitution was or
dained tn preserve us from foreign intrigues,
nnd domination and to make us one Ameri
can People. The Party now sought to be
established, isnn American Party to preserve
their institutions from the touch nnd taint of
foreign craft nnd cunning, and if such a party
was necessary in 177G and 1787, when the
annual foreign immigration wns nnder 5,00(1
it is now, mathematically, a hundred times
ns necessary, when the immigration is an an
nual 500,000.. . .. ' . . .,.
3SfThe Columbia Carolinian of Monday
u We learn from Adams ct Co.'s Express
messenger, who runs- between Charleston
and this city, thnt shout n hundred yards of
the Smith Carolina Rail Road were consum
ed by fire yesterday, nt or near Ross's station,
distant thirty miles from Charleston. The
fire was communicated . from the adjoining
woods, and wns accidental. The passengers
nnd bsggnge were transferred from the up
train to the down train, and experienced bat
i' New Orleass, Sept. 19.
A quarter of the population of Canton,
Mississippi, are sick with yellow fever. New
cases occur, daily, nnd there havo been 39
. Georgia Railroad Stock. One hundred
nnd thirty-four shares Georgia Railroad stock
were sold at Augusta on Monday at public
auction, by Meaner. C. E, Girnrdey Sl Co.,
and brought the following prices: Ten abates
$07 75; ninety shnres f95, nnd thirty-four
shares $05 50. . ' . .
J-ff" The nggregnte of the sum collec
ted for tho j Yelloty Feer sufferers now
amounts to over one hundred aud fifty thou
sand dollars. :
fflTOne of the deputation of nurses sent
from Augusta to Norfolk, writes to a friend
n Augusta, on tho ) 3th, instant, ns fol
"Wo have all arrived here safe nnd sound,
nnd keep well. I cannot give you a de
scription of tho I'lnce, as It is too nwful to
describe. The number of deaths for the
!nst four days was two hundred snd twenty;
and in Portsmouth, for tho s.imo number
of days ono hundred. This you will find
true,' ' ' '
V , ' ' MONTPF.MER, Spt. 13.
, Returns from nil the towns of the. State
but eleven give Doyce, (republican,) for Gov
ernor, 8,900 majority.
-f The first Hebrew temple errcted in
the Mississippi Valley wns consecrated in
St. Louis, on tlio7lli instant, tn tho presence
of a large concourse of Loth sexes, compos,
ed of members of the nncienMsruolitist family
and others of the citizens. '
t3P Tho Washington Union, in urging
enlistments into the democratic rnnks, says,
"who will hesitnto when tho road is so
broad V One of the opposite faction cautions
to beware," for broad is the road that leadelh
unto destruction." '
" Election op Sutiieme Judge. Tho Pro.
clnmation of the Governor to hold nn election
for Supreme Judge, occasioned by -the resig.
nnlion of A. W. O. Tottcn, will be fonnd in
our columns. ' It occurs on Suturdny the first
dny of Dccember-S-ZJrra. paper.
. C7A Parle journal, in stating tho ques.
(ion of tho Danidh Sound , dues difficulty,
treats ua to a view -of a " speck of war," in
which all the Enfopcnn powers would bo In
terested ngninst the United States, In the
opinion of the writer. '" j. .
DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVEX-
The Charleston Meretirr Is imlign;.nlly
opposed to tin- Party nt the South, r.nd es
jKiinlly Smith ( ': ruiiiin, going into the
next National Democratic Convention. It
"War, se.-tional war war npon our insli
tutionsnnd rights i before us. And in all
thu .North, amid the marshaling hosts of anti
slavery, thu eye turns in vain to discover any
hope of nn alliance which can avail us. With
the exception of a little nnd pow irlt-ss liand
fulvall is hostility nnd remorseless aggrt-a-s'um.
The Democratic party itself is ia a
wretched minority, and there remains true to
the South tltu lesser portion only evt-n or
that the minority of a miiutrity. Vet this
Uthe party upon which the South is railed
to rally; aud this the (security iu her cuuiing
"But there is to be another National Dem
ocratic Convention, nnd accordingly the Soils
adopted a resolution to appoint delegates.
The Hards, ns though conscious of their
weakness, refrained from takingsimilar steps.
So that in the great National Democratic
Convention At Cincinnati, ;n 1856, tho whole
representation from New York will be Free
soil. Is this un assembly into which the
South and ulmve all, South Carolina, shou'd
be found? Do Southern Democrats desire
the repetition of the scenes nt Philadelphia?
In 1848,' when first abolition severed the
Democratic party in New York, s divided del
egation the fiiends and foes of i lie South
represented thnt State. In 185'J, friends
and foes,' Soils anil Hard, united in the
nomination and election of President Pierce.
Now, bow ebanoetU Jn the Convention of
185b', broken, dispirited, overwhelmed, tin'
friends of the Smith will not be found; mid
Southern delegates, if they enter its doors,
become the willing allies of Abolitionists,the
partisans of their aggressors and revilers.
Fit companionship for the selfish and corrupt
worshippers oT party the betrayers of the
South? The next National Convention will
be, to a grrat extent, nothing but on Aboli
Such is the condition of parties in New
York, nnd such the farts upon which we have
to decide, and shape our conduct. What then
can the South effect by Hiking part in the
next Convention? yhr cunnot nnniinute,nnd
if she nominates, cnnim! elect any candidate
unacceptable to the Abolitionists. Northern
Democrats themselves will repudiate the
nomination. Is not this evident? The South
will be in the position of dependency upon
her enemies for the nomination, and depend
ency upon them for the success of the candi
date, who must become the constant opposcr,
or the suppliant tool, of an Abolitioni.ed fa
natical Congress. Strange, false, and treach
erous, the counsels which would Blare her
in n position so coiitemstible, snd make
Southern men parties to the ignominious pro
ceeding!' There is but one way by which it
is possible to bring the North to respect our
rights.' So long ns Northern parties ran patch
up associations w ith ns, on tems short of
theso right,-we niay expect, and will certain
ly receive, nothing but disappointment.
Tampering never yeteradicsted disease, phys
ical, moral or poiit'cal. If the South desires
to re-assure her friends and drive' back her
foes, let her first give earnest proof that
the day of tampering is past, ana Hint fur
ther aggression is at the cost of the Union."
That is the way the Charleston Mercury,
the leading democratic paper in South Caro
lina talks about its Northern Democratic
brethren. And yet the Washington Union,
the pensioned organ of the Administration,
nnd all the lessor little piiiils on that, side,
are continually asserting that the Northern
Democracy nre sound on the slavery question.
What the Mercury says on that subject is
true, as every observing mnn .knows whnt
the Washington Union asserts, on the same
subject is false, as every day's experience
lf" Tho war in Europe is already two
years old. The Russnn ambassador left
Constantinople on the aid of May, 1853, and
on tho 14th of June, the English and French
fleets received orders to approach the Dar
danelles, and they anchored in Besikn Bay.
On the QCth of June, the Emperor of Russia,
ordered "his army In' occupy the Principalities.
On the 14th of September, two French snd
two English wsr steamers, from the fleet st
Besika Bay, went to Constantinople. On the
27tli, the Porte declared war against Russia,
nnd invited the English nnd French fleet lo
Constantinople. On the 3d of November, the
Emperor of Russia declared war against
Turkey. The French declaration of war was
made in March, 1854.
Forty More Heads Fallf.ii. The Phila
delphia Times says;.
"The Navy Yard has become onr political
Place d Oreve. I jist Saturday, forty . more
American beads fell beneath the nxe of the
guillotine, erected there. As in the dnvs of
terror, tho liloody machine seems to be in
spired with n spirit of almost inhuman ferocity
"by the blood it drinks, and will only cense its
movement when tho head of the Inst victim
has fallen. At thu rate things are going on,
this will not be long. Meanwhile, we should
like to know whnt Charles W. Cnrrignn
thinks of this barefaced "interference of the
national administration in the local political
affairs of the Stutcs." ,
fW The Philadelphia Ledger tells tho
following good story : ' ' '
"A few dnys since one of the drivers of n
team. used for hauling cars on the Market-st-rail
road caught thu son of a tnvurn keeper on
one of the cars while it wns in motion. Ho
took the boy off and gsvo him severnl cuts
with his Whip. Somo of tho tnvern keeper's
neighbors ssw-the net, nnd made quite a noise
nhont it, and informed tho father of the boy.
He (tho fnthor) let on lo )e very indignant
and told them if they would show him the
driver he would settle with him. Tho driver
wa watched for, and when seen the fiither
was informed of it. The team was stopped
and the driver invited Into tho tnvern, and
nsked if ho was the man that hnd struck the
boy. Yes,' replied the driver, 'nnd I ahnll do
it again if I catch him on tho curs.' The In
dignnnt father put his hand violently in his
pocket snd drew out a dollur, which he gavo
to the driver for tho good service ia had
performed." , ., . . i
H?"Tlio Washington Union says there is
no truth . in a report published in somo of
the Northern pnpors, that President Pierce
has puruhnsed a place for Ills future residence
n Maryland, or any where else. Ji
' y Ouo of the United State officer In
Utah lias beenmo a Mormon, and bus tw o
wives, one of whom resides on farm, nnd
the other in the city.' He claims thnt he la
in tho performance of a roligious duty, and
manifests a stmngnppenranceof sincerity.
I'JST Mr. Win. I.. ,G? SuTlthTor, Buffalo,
has written the Llfo nnd Times of .Gen
eral Lewis Cass," which will soon bo pub.
lished. . , . ,,! ..
BetivnrcjAimiioAX. Attention is Invited
Cot lie Prospectus for the eleventh volutin of
th "Feientifie American;" pnbllslied In anoth
er column fif to day paper. "
Tho following extract in relation to the
war ia the East, is taken from an article in a
Into number of Black wood's Ediiil urd,
The war still languishes, nnd Russia ),; js
nsnt 1 ay. The colossal Ivrant of the North
the Power w hosu encroachments upon tu.
ropean liberty render it the Evil luinus of
the nineteenth century still makes brad
agaiust us; and through its hundred spies
nod euvojs, utoek nt us in every court of
Europe, With .the two slrongi-st lighting
Powits of the world Iragucd ag:.iust In r, the
Colossus keeps them at nrm's length com
bats them on nearly equal terms in a distant
corner and extemity ol her empire, i.nd finds
herself unassailable at every other point of
her far stretching frontiers. Poland is strum
Finland 4s secure Gtorj; in is tinllireiUtu.
ed, Crotistadt snd the Baltic fortresses trow q
defiance upon the mighty fleets which wukh
tliem iu irresponsible brutality she must.,
eres a truce-party at llango, and dictatoriully
assumes to virtually abrogate the privileges
of the white Hug on her Baltic coasts. Y ith
savage ent rgy und chiiistd skill idie pushes
on the war. "Rita u'rst change!" was llio
prophetic remnik eit the French Kmperor
when he heard of the death of Nicholas. '1 lis
new Czar has accepted his father's poli-y asa
sacred legacy. "To the last man nnd the
last musket," is still the imperial motto. Like
a god the Czar disposes of the lives and for
tunes of bis seventy millions of fanatical sub
jects, and is now hurling them us lro:n a sling
against the front ot 'Europe. It is s crusade
of tht East against the South. The essays
of France bt universal empire under Churle
mungne, Louis XIV , mid Napoleuu, wro
but sudden and ephemeral leaps, lliu result
ot the ger.iusof isolated chiefs the march of
Russia is like the growth of Koine, steadily
absorbing tine province after another, and
threatening to rench a position of power in
which she w ill dominate over the w hole Con
tinent. It is a glacier fn-iii. the North and
we must either be crushed before it, or dislo
cate the mighty mass. It behoves uslo ti.Lu
cure lest the former alternative overtake us
before we can accomplish thu latter. Already
Russia Js so po werl ill that A ustris crouches
before her half from tear and halt from love,
Prussia cleaves to her and the Geruian
Courts, uienanced on the one side by ths sali
ent bastion of Poland, and still oiore on the
other by the smouldering fires of democracy,
lean, as the lesser evil, to the Czar, the gnat
champion of "order" and absolutism.
t'irOn Thursday night, during a violent
thunder storm, nt Richmond, , Virginia, the
residence of Dr. Loflund, rear Howard's
Grove, was struck by lightning, and the hnuno
and most of its contents sntirely destroyed.
The Despatch says :
"The doctor had retired to bis chamber bnt
a few minutes before, and was lying on his
bed within eighteen inches of ths wall, when
the fluid struck the south east corner of the
house, ripping off th weather-bosrding, scnt
teiing the plastering over the floor, filling the
room, with smoke, firing off a loaded fowling
piece vti.nding at the head of the bed, and
setting the roof on fire. The Doctor imme
diately sprang from his bed, nndNculling up
the inmates, succeeded in getting them out.'
Dr. L. Saved a small portion of his furniture
in a damaged condition, but lost a fine watch,
a diamond ring valued at 100, and a largo
amount of clothing, table furniture, etc. .His"
loss cannot possibly fall short of 83,000, upon
which he had an insurance of $l,'J50. For
tunately there was but a single menibar ef
the fnmily injured, and that was a negro wo
man, Agnes, whp, on perceiving the "cloud,
hnd gone to (he south east corner, of the
house to put np some young chickens. While
there the house was' struck, ' and she was"
knocked down by ths shock, hut not serious
ly injured.. Strange .as, it may appear, this
house had two lightning rods nn it, one at
each and, but they seemad to hnvs answsred
a poor purpose, as the fluid pnased through
the building withiita few feet' of one of
them.",: . ,
New Defercc at Sr.BAsToror.. It is r-'
ported in the European' papers that the 'Park.'
ish Quartermaster General,'' who was wilh1
Omer Pnsha in'lha Crimen'," speaks la the
highest terms of the new system of fortifica
tions introduced by tho Russians. General
Melnikioff hns foitificd the sp.-ce bstween tho
first and second ine of defence by means of
mines, trenches, covered ways, ealisades, snd
small redoubts.' Between Fort Paul snd Bas
tion 1, he has constructed works which b
command the Malakoff Tower and Koruileff
Bastion that the allies would not be able to
maintain them even if they obtained posses
sion of them. In consequence of th improve.
ments made by the Russian in their fortifi
cations, General Pvlissir has besn obliged to
malts some alterution in his plan of operation.
EFInte advices from Oregon snd Wash
ington Territories represent thnt great ex-
citement exists there with reference to the
proposition to curve out n third United Htsles
Territory around Walla Wulln, out of a por.
tit n of both Oregon and Washington; Terri
tories. The people who design 'asking Con
gress, next winter, to accord them the new
government, are holding meetings and de
vising feasiblo menus for accomplishing thst
object. , . , '.- , :
0" The Nashville Banner learn from a
private telegraphic dispatch to a gentleman
in thnt " city, thnt Col. Robert VY. Powell,
merchant of New Oilenns, formerly a citizen
of East Tennessee died In New Orlenns en
Tuesday lust. . Col. Powell wns a member of
our State Senate in 185'J, and hns a large cir
cle of friends snd acquaintances In the State,
w ho will hear of his death with sincere re
gret. ' ' ' '
. CCThe details of the insnrrrslion f the
nntivrs (Soutiiils) in Bengal against the Eng
lish authority, show that tho movement will
be formidable and its consequences very se-
H7" A mnn named Bngley, 107 years old,
hns just purchased 160 acres of land In Min
nesota, on w hich, he says, ho intends to set
tic. , .
7It Is stated in one pf th New York
papers that the Grand Jury have Indicted a
PrJliee Justlco of the city for intoxication upon
the Bench. "
...... r- 1
, J7Tbe Abolitionists of Kansas have nom
inated Ex Governor Recdcr for Congres,nnd
hnvo selected the second Monday In Octohrr
for polling.. The Hoiiso stands 01 Repub
licans, C7 Democrats,' and 21 Whigs. Two
districts, ns yet tin returned, nro probably
Democrats. The Kansas Register nominate
Hon,' Gen. Stephens of Virginln, for delcgnto
lo Congress. .
. i Norfolk, Sepi 18.
Tho -fcvor is increasing. There- were 4
deaths in this cily on Monjny, nnd In P"'ti
muulli 17 death In 17 hours. In both ttie
many ne eaecsocwr daily,