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Volume'. XV.--Number 32. GALL IP OL IS, OHIO, JULY 1 1 , 1 8 50 . Whole Number 7G0.
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The American Flag.
When Freedom from her mountain
Unfurled her standard to the air,
She tore the azure robe of night.
And set the stars of glory there.
She mingled with its gorgeous dyes,
The milky baldric of the skies,
And striped its pure celestial white
With streakings of the rooming light;
Then from his mansion in the sun,
She called her eagle bearer down,
And gave into his mighty hand
The symbol of her chosen land!
Majestic monarch of the cloud!
' Who rear'st aloft thy regal form,
To hear the tempest trumping loud,
And see the lightning-lances driven,
When strides the warrior of the storm,
And rolls the thunder drum of heaven!
Child of the sun! to thee 'tis given
To guard the banner of the free,
To hover in the sulpher smoke,
To ward away the battle stroke,
And bid its blendings shine afar,
Like rainbows on the cloud of war,
The harbinger of victory!
Flag of the brave! thy folds shall fly,
The sign of hope and triumph high!
When speaks the signal trumpet tone,
And the long lines come gleaming on,
(Ere yet the life blood warm and wet,
Has dim'd the fflisten'nr hnvnnpf
Each soldier's eye shall brightly turn
To where thy meteor glories burn,
And, as his springing steps advance,
Catch war and vengeance from the
And when the cannon's mouthing loud,
Heave in wild wreaths the battle shroud,
And gory sabres rise and fall,
Like ehoots of flame on midnight's pall!
There shall thy victor glances glow,
And cowering foes shall fall beneath,
Each gallant arm that strikes below
That lovely messenger of death.
Flag of the seas! on ocean's wave,
Thy stars shall glitter o'er the brave,
. When death careering on the gale,
Sweeps darkly round the swelling sail,
And frghtened waves rush wildly back,
Before the broadside's reeling rack;
The dying wanderer of the sea
Shall look at once to heaven and thee, -And
smile to see thy splendors fly,
la triumph o'er his closing eye.
Flog of the free heart's only home,
- By angel's hands to valor given!
Thy stars have lit the welkin dome
And all thy hues were born in heaven;
Forever float that standard sheet!
Where breathes the foe but fall before
With freedom's soil beneath our feet,
And freedom's banner streaming o'er
DRAKE AND HALLECK.
The Happy Mother. The mother
is happy when her sweet babe is born,
and when the helpless little thing lies in
She is happy when it begins to take
notice and return her smile.
She is happy when it totters over the
floor and utters its firs: syllable.
She is happy when the boy trips along
by her side, and when the girl sews or
reads at her knee. .
Happier still is that mother when she
listens to prayers of her beloved one.
O how happy, when the youth be
comes a child of grace! .
. But happiest of all will she be when
she meets all hor children at the right
Hand or Christ
Christian mother, do you not find
motives to prayer and fidelity in these
simple thoughts? Fret. Treasury
All the gamblers in San Francisco
were burnt out by the late fire, accord
ing to a letter from a clergyman in that
city to the Newark Advertiser. The
tame writer says, durinff the fire, carts
and teams were bauling goods at $20 a
load, and in some instances drawing
pay la advance. Before night a frame
was up and nearly covered on the burnt
district, on the north side of the square!
Such is California. :
Who would not engage in all the ex
ercises of a pious life, - be ''steadfast,
immovable, and always abounding in the
work of the Lord," when he sees what
dull sensuality, what poor views, what
gross enjoyment they are left to, who
seek for happiness in other ways? . .
The only cure for timidity is'knowl-
eage. ignorant men are always super
stitious and cowardly. To cure chil
dten of being "afraid of the dark,"
com pui nicjtory on ineir oacKS, but
place books in 'their hands. Beck's
Chemistry will infuse more real genuine
courage in a boy's mind, than all the
rattan & the worldj -
A Bit of Serious Romance.
The following interesting article
we copy from the New York Police
An extraordinary and mysterious
affair has, during the past week, oc
curred at Brooklyn, and is at present
exciting the most . intense curiosity,
particularly of the male part of the
community, as is always the case,
when the fate of a young and pret
ty girl is involved." "
For many years past, a family
named Stewart has resided in that
city, and were respected by all. -The
family consisted of Mr. and Mrs.
Stewart, and several small children,
and a grown up daughter, not quite
twenty-one years old. This one
teemed not to have an equal share of
her parent's affection with the small
er children. She was badly treated,
and sometimes had to submit to in
dignities which she had not the pow
er to resent. What then was her
joy, when, some short time ago, her
lather announced to her that she was
to go into the country, to a brother
of nis, who resided at Plainfield, Ot-
6ego-county, N. Y. She cheerfully
gave her assent and in the beginning
of last week the uncle came to take
her away with him. After his arri
val, she found him frequently in con
fidential conversation with her pa
rents, and also observed, that imme
diately when shfl happened to come
into the room where they were sit
ting, the conversation was suddenly
discontinued, and some other unim
portant subject spoken about. ; This,
of course, roused her curiositv, and
she determined to try and overhear
what was said the next time that the
parties sat in council- The oppor
tunity soon offered. Her father hav
ing ordered her to retire to her room,
aoout noon on Friday week last, she
knew that another consultation was
to be held, and came stealthily down
stairs agaii to' know what it v-
about. Listening eagerly, she her
that, instead of going to Plainfib
as had been intimated to her, she w
to be taken to Virginia, for some pu -
pose best known to themselves.
They also spoke about her getting of
age, and alluded to a box which
stood in the front parlor, and which
had never been opened in her pres
ence. Amazed and frightened be
yond control, the poor girl could
hardly muster strength to reach her
small garret chamber, where she had
leisure to reflect on what steps she
was to take in this crisis.
On the following day her parents
and uncle came to this city for the pur
pose of tiansacting some business.
Emeline therefore was left alone, and
being resolved to examine the con
tents of the box, which had been
mysteriously alluded to during the
coversation, she at once set to work
to open it. After a long search, she
found a bunch of keys in the pocket
of the dress which her mother gene
rally wore. Trying one after the
other, she at last hit upon the right
one the lid opened, and the con
tents of the box laid before her.
Several bundles of letters were the
first objects she beheld; they were
written partly in English and partly
in French, but as she did not under
stand the latter language she had to
content herself with perusing the
others, which she eagerly did. These
letters, written many years ago, in
formed lier that she did not belong
to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Stew
art and that she was the child of
French parents, who had. left this
country when she was still an infant.
The letters also mentioned the
amount which was to be paid for her
board, and others advised the sen
ding of drafts in payment for same.
Next came some documents, and
amongst them a will, setting forth
that Emeline on getting of age was
entitled to property situated in
Brooklyn, worth about $1,800 a year,
and from the fact that this document
was dated several years back, she
came to the conclusion that her real
parents were dead, and thus left her
jn the power of those who now had
control over her. She laid the pa
pers carefully aside, and examined
the remainder of the contents of the
box. : '.There was a . valuable gold
watch and chain, many trinkets, in
fant dresses, and sundry other arti
cles, which, no doubt, rightfully be
longed to her. These; however, she
left untouched, ; but the letters and
documents she took and left the house
in search of a friend, who might ad
vise her how to proceed. It so hap
pened that she met a lawver, Mr.
V",, whom she had several
times seen at her supposed father's
house, and who .had. evinced great
feelings of friendship toward her
She told him her troubles, and to
prove the truth of her utmost in
crediEle story, she showed him the
letters and documents, that he might
better judge of her critical position.
Mr. V., after having obtained poses
sion of the papers, coolly told her
that he was Mr. Stewart's lawyer,
and should feel in duty bound to
keep the papers and procure the ad
vice of his principal. Thus then
poor Emeline was once more friend
less, and worse situated than ever,
and nothing was left to her but to go
to a neighbor's house to beg protec
tion from Mr. Stewart whose re
venge she had now every reason to
fear. The good people assured her
that no harm should befal her, but
towards night Mr. Stewart came to
the house, and being probably in
formed of all that had passed, he in
sisted upon her going home with him,
and when she refused, actually drag
ged her from the house, abusing her
in the most shameful manner.
Since then, nothing has been heard
of poor Emeline. It was ascertained
that on Monday Mr. btewart, with
all his family left Brooklyn for parts
unknown, and although some very
efficient officers have been sent in
pursuit, yet no trace of the fugitives
has been discovered. It is probable,
that no harm was intended to the
young lady, and that her removal to
V irginia had for its view only the
purpose of getting possession of her
property, she being very nearly of
age, but it is at the same time doubt
ful, whether, under present circum.
stances, with the full knowledge of
the intended wrong, her life will be
with those who have the most
unlimited power over her. The guil
ty parties, if such they be, may for
a while elude the vigilance of the offi
cers, but they can hardly do so for a
permanency, and the day may be
near at hand, when they will have
to eive a satisfactory account of
what they did with the groperty,
and perhaps with the poor girl also.
The stand taken by the lawyer, Mr,
Vn in this matter is by no means
commendable, and furnishes another
instance of the doings of a certain
class in that profession, who prosti
tute their office for the paltry gain of
. few dollars, and thus make them
accessories to crime.
Unjust and Foolish. A corres
pondent of the Boston Recorder, a
portion of whose article is copied
in the Chronicle of this city, in speak
ing of the members of the Presby
terian General Assembly, makes use
of the following language:
"At another table, sits Dr. N. L.
Rice, pastor of the church in which
the Assembly sits. He is perhaps
the ablest debator of the day. He is
noted for his public discussions with
Bishop Purcell, the Romish prelate
here; with Alexander Campbell, the
founder of the great sect of Camp-
bellite Baptists, and with one Pin
gree, a poor ignoramus of the Uni
We pity that man who would al
low himself to become so blinded by
his prejudices, as to prevent him from
awarding justice to one whom it is
due. Mr. Pingree was far from be
ing an ignorant man, as those who
have listened to him both in the pul
pit and in debate, can fully attest.
As a speaker he was forcible and elo
quentas a debater, he had few if
any equals. He was loved while
living, and his memory is held sa
cred by thousands. Respect for the
dead should have prevented a bigoted
and prejudiced writer from indulging
in such unjust and foolish language.
Remikgtoh Bridge. The
completion of the Remington bridge
at Montgomery, Ala., is justly re
garded as a practical triumph of his
genius. Mr. Remington has already
won a wide celebrity, and his plan of
constructing bridges is exciting no
little attention in England as well as
in this country. The principle
which gives to his bridge its great
strength, is the peculiar construction
of its longitudinal supporters, which
give to them all the tenacity that
wood has when it is sought to be
drawn apart. Thus the bridge is
capable of sustaining as great weight
as would be required to pull asunder
the Jibrts of the longitudinal sup
porters. No wooden bridge can be
built of so great a span. The length
of span of- the bridge at Montgom
ery is 436 feet, which is believed to
be the longest wooden: span in the
world,, and Mr. Remington believes
that he can build a span at least I,
320 feet in length.- The annals of
mechanical ai t afford few instances
where a great invention has been de
veloped and prosecuted under such
adverse circumstances as this, and
we are glad that Mr. Remington is
at last obtaining the reward of his
perseverance. Lou, Covr.
SuddeJi Death. A German, who
was dancing at the Elm Tree Garden,
at the canal bridge, yesterday, drank
freely of cold water while he was over
heated, from the effects of which he did
in a few minutes. Lou. Cow., 29J.
Handling Molten Lead and hon.
The Boston Traveller says experi
ments similar to those recently made
in France, by which molten lead and
iron are handled with impunity, the
hands and arms being boldly immers
ed in the boiling liquids, have been
tried with equal success at the scien
tific school, Cambridge. A fortui
tous circumstance discovered that
the apparently wonderful results
were nothing but the simple effect of
what is called the spheroidal condi
tion of water or moisture. The the
ory of the thing is, that when the
metal has attained a high degree of
heat, it changes the moHture on the
hand, or even the torrsye, into glob
ules, or spheroidal form-which pre
vent the immediate contact of the
iron with the skin. The experi
ments are to be repeated before the
Natural History Society of Boston,
soon. It so, they will be duly reported.
Paixe abd the Astor House.
Mr. Stetson, of the Astor House,
says the report of a contract or of
propositions, for lighting that es
tablishment by Paine's electric light,
is a humbug. Two or three gentle
men of this city, hearing of the al
leged discovery, had the curiosity to
go to Worcester to examine it. They
saw the light to the proprietor of
the invention, who observed, to il
lustrate the cheapness of the light,
that he could light the Astor House
for ten cents a night. The gentle
man referred to, said that if he could
do so the proprietors of the Astor
House would probably be very much
obliged to him. And that's the
Wheat Crop. Never in the
memory of that worthy gentleman,
the oldest inhabitant, has the wheat
crop been so universally good, as the
present season. From every sec
tion of the country, the cheering
news comes, that the appearance of
wheat is excellent. Besides quanti
ty, its great beauty consists in its
quality. The grains are plump and
the flour mads this year will be
I he bottom lands of the Miami
are not adapted to the raising ol
wheat, but this season has been pecu
larlv favorable. 1 be corn Crop is
backward, but with seasonable rains
Irom this time out, an average yield
will be had. Cin. Eng. 28A ult.
Gold akd Graves. A genlle-
man who has just returned irom uai-
fornia, having been absent from the
States about fourteen months,
stases that when he reached Califor
nia, curiosity led him to visit the
grave-yard, where he found only
eleven graves; nine months from the
time he followed the last remains of
a friend to the same grave-yard, and
during the time intervening between
the two visits, there had been no
less than fourteen hundred persons
interred in the same yard. With
these facts before us, can we wonder
why it is that so many of us are
disappointed in not receiving letters
from friends who have left our fire
sides on an adventurous visit to a
country where both "fortunes" and
"graves" are made with such extra
ordinary rapidity. St. Louis Un
Singular Divorce Case. A
White Woman endeavors to get rid
of her Black Husband. A. favora
ble report on a petition for divorce,
was made in the Connecticut Legis
lature on Saturday. The circum
stances were as follows:
The petitioner was married at the
age of 20. She was a respectable
and intelligent young lady, but ow
ing to some peculiar circumstances
ber mind became affected, not to ab
solute insanity, but she was in a dis
tracted state, and in this condition
came to New Haven on a visit to
her sister. At this time she became
acquainted with her husband, who
is a colored man, through the agency
of a colored woman, who was em
ployed, by her in washing. Her
husband had never proposed the
match, nor had she; but one evening
she was invited to the house of her
washer-woman, and there found a
company assembled, and she was in
formed that she had been published,
and that those present had come to
see her .married. She consented,
and, the ceremony was perlormed
by a colored clergyman. Her hus
band then carried her to New York,
and placed her among associates
that were very disagreeable to her.
He went to California some mouths
ago, but has recently returned. " She
has recovered from her hallucination,!
nd looks upon her husband with
disgust and horror. '- He had receiv
ed her notice of application for di
vorce; but did not appear in opposi
tion."1 -, -. -
Cin. Nonpareil. From Oregon.
The California papers have advi
ces from Oregon to the 18th of April.
. The Oregon Spectator thus noti
ces the partial success of the expedi
tion which has gone in pursuit of
the deserters from the United States
- Governor Lane has returned from
the Umpqua, having arrested and
brought back some 70 or 75 of the
deserters. Col. Lor in g continued
the pursuit after the remainder.
There is a rumor in town that, af
ter progressing as far as the Kanyon,
he was obliged to return to the Ump
qua, having found two of the deser
ters, strong Tears are entertained
that the whole band will have per
ished by starvation, ere they can be
reached with provisions.
b arther explorations of the new
ly discovered South pass of the Co
lumbia river show its practicability
and superiority to the North en
A difficulty occurred at Fort Van
couver between Mr. Short, and Dr.
David Gardner, in relation to aland
claim, which both parties pretended
to hold, which resulted in the death
of Dr. Gardner and a Kanaka, who
was iu the Doctor's service.
Major J. S. Hathaway, U. S. A.,
in a fit of mental derangement, had
attempted to commit suicide by cut-.
ting his throat. Hopes were enter
tained that the wound inflicted would
not prove mortal.
The machinery of a new steam
boat had arrived at Astoria, accom
panied by the workmen and engi
neers to construct and run it. It is
contemplated to have it running at
the earliest possible period.
The Spectator of the latest date
We are happy to learn that the
formers throughout the territory are
actively engaged id putting in crops
We are assured, on good authority,
that the amount of grain in the
ground is nearly, il not altogether,
twice as great as it was last year.
And from the General demand for
seed potatoes we should think, if the
season proves lavorable, that pota
toes would be cheaper next ful
than they are at present.
The Governor has issued his proc
lamation lor the Legislature to con
vene on the first of May.
The murderers of Dr. Whitman it
is said have been -arrested, with the
exception of one or two, who had
died subsequent to the massacre.
A Nice Sense of Honor. The
witnesses in the Lopez examination
at New Orleans not only excused
themselves from telling what they
knew, because of self-implication, but
also in preservation of their honor,
as they deemed. The following is a
Mr. Sigur, being asked to state the
substance of certain conversations
had between Gen. Lopez and him-
"That Gen. Lopez was his guest
and his client a stranger in a
strange land confiding to his sense
of honor; and that, under these cir
cumstances, he (the witness) would
bear all the court could inflict, rath
er than disclose one word that had
been stated to hirr. If it were to go
to the gallows, he would not hesi
tate upon this point. He submit
ted with all due deference to any
action of the court, but he could
not give the evidence called for.
He did not consider a compliance
with law always the highest mo
rality. There was a law among
the ancient Romans compelling the
citizens to worship certain statutes,
but the Christians did not consider
it their duty, or as a moral obliga
tion, to obey this law. So he would
not violate the most sacred duty of
friendship and hospitality, to satisfy
the demand of a hard and unjust
A Whole Family Dow5ed. We
clip the following melancholy incident,
connected with the burning of the stea
mer Griffith, from the Cleveland Herald
of the 24tb ult.: .,.'.
Yesterday a brother and sister aged
21 and 18, ware recovered from the
wreck. They proved to be two, of a
family of nine, who left the province of
Loraine and a residence on the Moselle
for a home among strangers, and found,
instead, a grave. Upon one of the bo
dies was found the mayor's certificate
that they were good citizens, leaving for
America. " Not one was saved.
"No more they'll fly to meet loved ones
- At sound of vesper bell;
In the starrv li?ht of a summer's night,
. Qn the banks of the blue Moselle." '
. .mWe know a young lady, who
in ber horror of old-maidism, has en
graved at the bottom of ber cards,
"No reasonable offer will be refused."
Cin. Nonpareil. From Oregon. Good Advice ot Pic-Nickern.
The Sunday Times gives the follow
lag seasonable hints on the formation
and conduct of pic-nicks:
Two ingredients, however, are abso
lutely necessary, a smart humorist and
a good butt. A pic-nick party without
these would be like a pantomime without
a clown and pantaloon. Avoid engaged
pairs. They sneak off into secluded
spots to bill and coo, and contribute no
thing to the common stock of fun.
Beware of bores. One bore is capa
ble of turning the gayest troop of mer
ry-makers that.ever started to enjoy a
fete champtre into a patre grevous set
of mourners. People that are afraid of
showers should have nothing to do with
pic-nicks, as a rain storm usually 'comes
off during the performance. Roast
chickens,. boiled hams,' light nearts,
sparkling eyes, accessible lips, the gift
oi me gao, a capacity for punning, nat
ural or acquired irom Joe Niller, (Joe
Barber would do as welM pood pedes
trian faculties, and an indisposition to
imbibe the rheumatism from damp grass,
are absolute requisites to pic-nick par-
Sxaht Old Woman. I. B. Billbrook
kept three cows on his farm at Hard
witch, Vt.. last year, from which his
mother, a lady of 90 years of age, with
his assistance, made in nine months,
nine hundred pounds of butter.
They must have used one of Grid-
ley's Atmospheric Churn Dashers, such
as are made by our friend Mathers, of.
S riith, and an artist, were one dav at
Governor Fish's, and observing a pic
ture of his children hanging up, the ar
tist observed: "Smith Sardines. Do
you take?" "Yes," says Smith "Lit
tle Fishes is Oil." Boston Post
Mystery Developed. The Cin
cinnati Enquirer of Sunday has the
following: About two months ago a
young man named Parks, residing in
Newport, was missing, and the won
der was with hii family, ' what had
baeoine of him? Ii was known that
he had been selling some property to
the amount of about S1500. On
rnuav last, I lie rains mat Tell so
flooded Taylor's creek, just above
Newport as to considerably wash
away the earth in the channel, ex
posing the feet of a person who had
evidently been buried there. The
body was exhumed and recognized
to be that of Mr. Parks. A wide
gash crossed the whole of on side of
his skull, and there were several deep
cuts in the back of the neck, either
of which were sufficient to have
caused death. Of course not a doubt
remains that Mr. Parks was robbed,
then murdered and buried there.
and the question now is, who were
his murderers, a question more easily
asked than answered. His family
are now in Newport in a most dejec
ted ana distressed situation.
Well Da hps. Two laborers
named Michael M'Manus and John
Mahcn, were suffocated in a deep
vault at Pittsburgh on Friday last.
They had oompleted their work of
digging, and ascended to the top, but
subsequently returned for some pur
pose, when the noxious gassesot a
privy close by, which had penetrated
to the new vault, overcame and kul
Pricetom College. The annua!
commencement of this old and excel
lent institution, took place on the
26th ulu in the presence of a very
large assembly of spectators. After
the regular exercises were finished,
the degree of A. B. was conferred up
on eighty members of the graduating
The New Orleans papers have la
ter advices from the Ri' Grande.
Thev speak of nothing but Indian
depredations. Several engagements
had taken place between the compa
nie ol rC.ingers and the Indians, in
which the latter were invariably
worsted. Mr. Gilespie, of Capt
Fords's company, was killed in cne
of these engacements. We believe
t has already been stated by us that
n another engagement Capt. Mer
chant, of the 8th Infantry was woun
ded. . , , .
The cotton crop now appears Id a
more promising condition than it did
several weeks ago. In Limestone, es
pecially.the rain on Wednesday night
was of much " use. The corn in that
country now looks more promising.
HunisvtUe Ala ) Star, 22i.
According to a table in the Bos
ton Courier it appears that the recent
war with Mexico cost the United States
more in round numbers than the last
war with reat Britain.. The latter is
said to have cost but 9118,856,000,
while the former caused an expenditure
148,699,000. : .
An Irish Judge said, when addressing
prisoner convicted of murder: "You
are to be hanged, and I hope twill be a
warning to you." , -
Cin. Nonpareil. From Oregon. Good Advice ot Pic-Nickern. Chalera on the steamer James Millingar.
The steamer Jos. SLUingar, from"
New Orleans, arrived here Saturday
morning on her way to Pittsburgh.
When the boat reached this city she
had five dead persons on board, and
as many more who were prostrated
with the cholera. Of those who
died, one was a German eabin pas
senger; and the others emigrants on
deck. The officers of the boat state
that the sickness broke out after the
boat passed Evansville, and impute
it to imprudence in diet, eating cher
ries, and other fruits, and vegetables
to excess, but little attention was paid
to the sick, or dead, by their com
penions on the boat, and we think
the suddenness of the attacks cre
ated a panic among them.
The German cabin passenger way
attacked in the night, and in the
morning was found dead in his room.
He was a large man and when first
attacked was thrown into spasms,
and jumped over a large box, and
rolled about the boiler deck, but sue
ceeded in reaching his room, where
he died. Of the emigrants, .who
died, one was a woman; another was
Pat Keefe an Irishman; a coffin was
procured for him, and he was buried
here. Another Irishman named no.
Ward, was taken to the Hospital, by
several humane individuals, in a very
critical condition. There was anoth
er deck passenger taken to the Hos
pital, whose name we did not learn.
The other deaths were among a
lot of German emigreats.
several families ot Germans, who
had taken passage for Cincinnati,
stopped here at Louisville.
Cholera ui Cixcmjiati. The Cin
cinoati papers do not have much to
say about the cholera' in that city,
but private reports represent it as
prevailing there to a considerable ex
tent, and that in consequence larga
numbers of the citizens were leaving
for the country and various water
ing places. Mr. Leidy, a prominent
merchant there, died after a short at
tack on Friday night. The Cincin
nati Gazette, of Saturday, says;
Health of the City. Wo have no
regular reports of deaths. There
were several sudden deaths yester
day, some of which were of cholera
and of kindred bowel complaints.
We think the daily number of deaths
does not exceed the average number
of this season of the year when thera
is no cholera, or if so, is not yet epi
demic Let us stir ourselves all of
us to prevent its becoming so.
Clean np the city thoroughly and bo
CholeXa. Since our last publication
there have been a few cases of cholera
in the Kanawha Salines. As far as we
are able to ascertain, after careful en
quiry, seven cases nave terminated la-
tally. Two white men, Mr. r rating,
formerly of Franklin county, and Mr.
Byan, of Henrr county, and five col
ored persons. While these cases should
create no alarm or excitement, they
certainly should lead ail to great caution
and abstinence from everything that is
known to induce the disease.
Charleston is, we may say, unusually
healthy. Not a symptom of cholera
Affected Diosity. The best proof
of a vulgar man is to be found in the
quantity of dignity that he wraps
himself up in. In the opinion '
such men the only way to set a pro
per value on yourself is, to treat with
contempt every . body else. The
"largest feeling" man we ever knew
was a swelling blockhead who Imag
ined the tragedy of Hamlet was
written by Damon and Pythias, and
who couldn't tell, without consulting
his vade micum, whether Shakspeare .
was the author ol Macbeth, or Mac
beth the author of Shakspeare. As
a genera! thing, your dignified men
are great tsses, IJiey keep at a dis
tance, that their neighbor may not
discover what counterfeits they are.
Across tha street, galvanic watches
appear to be bullion.' Men are like
ships the more they contain, the
lower they carry their heads. . .
ft-CoI. Duprea was recently killed
in Hinds county,' Mississippi, by his
son-in-law, Mr. J. S. Graves. The par
ties had a difference for some time pre
viously. , Cn tha 8th ult. the met at a
church near Brownsville. v Graves left
the church, but was soon followed by
Dupree, who approached him and asked
if he was armed. Graves, hoping to
prevent a difficulty, said he was not.
Dunree then Dulled Graves from his
horse, and cut him several times with a'
knife, when Graves drew a pistol and
hot the Colonel through the bedy. Col.
DuDree died in about two days. Mr.
Graves gave himself up to the authori
ties and was acquitted, the evidence
proving justifiable homicide. - ; ' .
Homestetd Exemption Laws have
been passed in New York, Maine,
Ohio, Georgia, Texas, Michigan,
Wiscon?iny.owe, and caiuornia.