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zena of Washington and its vicinity, who for the
lust thirteen years have so liberally and kindly
patronized him in his business of hair-dressing at
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Anatomy, by J. Holbrook, M. D.
Institutes and Practice oPMedicine, by S. Henry
Dickson, M. D.
Surgery, by E.Geddings, M. D.
rnysiology, by James Moultrie, M. D.
Materia Medica, by Henry R. Frost, M. D.
Obstetrics, by Tlios. G. Prioleau, M. D.
Chemistry, by C. U. Shepard, M. D.
Demonstrator of Anatomy, St. Julian Ravenel,
Dr. D. J. Cain, Physician to the Marine Hoi
pilal nnd Clinical Instructor. Lectures twice a
week on the Diseases of thut Institution.
Dr. E. B. Flugg, Physician to the Alms House.
Lectures twice u week 011 Diseases.
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rpHE CLASSICAL EXERCISES ,,f due Colwill
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THE SOUTHERN PRESS.
The following beautiful linee, says the Mirror,
have been aent to ua (in manuscript) by a friend
of the lamented poet; and, n? they will only add
another leaf to tne ever green fame of the author
I of " My Life ia like a Summer Hose," we do not '
1 hesitate to give them publicity.
On my Birth Day.
BY RICHARD Ilt.NHT Mll.DC
Another of my wasted yeara has gone,
And brought me nearer nothing?but the grave;
| And thus they wax and wane, and one by one,
Leave, as tliey found tne?Melancholy s slave !
Each stamps us wrinkles deeper on my brow?
Each sheds its frost upon triy scattered hair ;
I And those who knew me once, and see me now,
Speak of me as among "the things that were." j
I've watched, through night, till dawn, the lingering
' It is my fortieth sun?at length appears,
] And seems to question me?" What hast thou done
Thiough this long waste of miserable years ?
" Ere his eighth lustre, gallant Surry died,
But, dying, left behind a deathless name;
And hast Ihoii then, no ho honorable pride?
No noble aspiration after fame ?
" Horace and Virgil, Crcsar, Scipio lit
With glory, ere thy years, the sword or page; \
( Ev'n whilst thou liv'dst, Napoleon, Byron writ
Their brief and burning annuls on the age !
I "And then!" Enough! I know it all?'tis true !
| W usling my neuu and heart on L.ove or ltd yum;
While irrevocable moments Hew,
j I perished, nod bequeathed no name to Time ! j
TO WHO! TO WHO!
Twus on a cold autumnal night,
A dismal one to view;
Dark clouds obscured fair Venus'"light.
And not a star nppenred in sight,
As the thick forest through
Muggins?as usual?' blue,'
Heat homeward, ' tacking' left and right,
When all at once he ' brought up' right
Against an old dead yew;
At which he ' rounded to,'
And ' squaring off ' as if to fight,
Said, with an oath I shan't indite,
1 Infernal scoundiel you !
Light?an' 1'llltek you, black or wl.ite!'
iust then above htm flew
An Owl, which on a branch did light,
And then commenced ' To wiio ?
To whoo?To who?t-To wiioo!'
Quoth Muggins?1 Don't you think to fright j
; A fellow of mv weight and height,
With your Ter wiioo ter whoo,
You cursed hugahoo!
! An' if you're Belzebub, it's quite
I On-necessary you should 'light?
For Muggini ain't your ' due;'
For money matters are all right !?
The Printer's paid op?honor bright !'
Thereat the owl withdrew ;
And Muggins mizzled too.
j But there are other chaps who might
I Be caught out late some dismal night;
Who haven't paid what's doe!
They know?to who?to who!
[ * '
From the flarl/ord (Conn.) Republican.
Yale Phi Beta Kappa Society and Hon. Wm.
H. Sewaiid.?A certain W. T. Gould, who writes
from Litchfield to the Hartford Courant, says he
is "a Mr. Gould of Georgia," hut that he was
not present at the meeting where objection was
made to Hon. Win. II. Seward.
Mr. W. T. Gould in correct, and the Southern ]
' Press must revise its laudation of the " spirited
[Georgian." Our informant was mistaken as to
; the name of the Chivalrtc Southron, who threatened
down the proposition to elect Mr. Seward
! Orator for 1851. This individual wns a stranger
I to our informant, who was told that he wns "a
! Mr. Gould of Georgia." He wus a stranger to
1 manv others at the meeting, it seem*. We learn
I that he was a South Carolinian,?a certain " Judge
I Let his name bo what it will, the fact, (exceptI
ing the name) is as we stated it.1 The Southern
Press quotes this fuel, prefacing it as follows:?
"A very significant indication of the sentiment
throughout New England was recently given at
Yale College, and an appeal to the ' pocket nerve'
! from a spirited Georgian alone prevented the sei
lection of this man as the Anniversary Orator of
j that Institution."
The Press here quotes what we stated conceru!
ing the balloting for Mr. Seward, and concludes
! "It is a favorite maxim of a sagacious politicinn,
"that one fact is worth a thousand arguments;"
and the simple statement of such facts
?itweights any quantity of blarney.
Let our Northern brethren be judged by their
acts, not their professions."
Now it is a pity to disturb this hopeful ntood j
of the Southern Press, which appears to assume
t that the Chivalry have their "Northern brethren"
\ under bonds to behave well. But we must not
' suffer it to feed its hope on a delusion.
! In the first place, the Phi Beta Kappn Society
| is not Yale College; neither does it represent "the
| :;entiment throughout New England." It is a soj
ciety of College graduates, old and young, who
reside in all parts of the country,
j In the second place, that Phi Beta Kuppu SociI
ety, after allowing that impertinent Southron to
i prevent the election of Mr. Seward, hnd a "sober
i second thought" and become mindful that thpre
: are some other people in the country besides the
slaveholders. The result was that it elected Rev.
I John Pierpont its poet for 1851. We were not
| aware of this, when we gave our renders that first
.it iitemerif we received it. from our informant.
' Neither wan he aware of it at the time.
Mr. Pierpont's opinions on the slavery question
are not only "extreme"' in the same direction as
Mr. Seward's; hut they are considerably "more
no." We hope the editor of the Southern Preen
will keep cool over this fact, and not allow himself
to dissolve the Union until the Phi Beta
Kappa Society has a chance to apologize for this '
I encouragement to the horrible sift of anti-slavery. J
' Please delay the dissolution; Hiid if meanwhile ,
you keep lip a terrible pitch pine blaze and talk
ferociously, it may be that "our Xoithern bretli- ;
i ren" will be bo scared as to behave better.
Bt'll Fight iv Maprid.?The last bull light
I here was extremely fertile in incidents. Besides ,
the ordinary number of horses killed, and pica- '
dores bruised, a municipal guard was gored to I
death, and the celebrated bull fighter, named Ha-!
' banero, hud his skull cleft. The municipal guard 1
was on duty outside the barrier, when a bull, one j
; of the famous breed belonging to the Duke ofVeragua
(the lineal descendant of Christopher Columbus,)
rushed against the barrier, Lroke it
down, and tossed the unfortunate soldier into the
1 air twice, each time goring him in a manner that
would have let out twenty lives if he had them.
ti - ir.i Tl,?
i x rie nwjnncro is unc vi mc p.v?wwiw, ??iv
hor?e tliat he mounted was raised from the earth
i witli him upon it, by the same bull, and thrown
against the narrier with fearful violence. These
two mishaps caused a momentary thrill through'
out the dense mass of spectatorsi but another
pi ead ore C4i me galloping into thenreno,and atioth-1
er municipal guard took charge of the poat that !
his gored comrade had occupied, and the games
went on, and the mad approbattve yelling of the 1
crowd at a good lance thrust or the picadores, or
a sword stroke given according to the best rules of ,
tauromechy by the matador, went on as if every
one was perfectly oblivious, that a few moments
before two of their fellow-creatures had been sac- !
Nobility DecukMD.?Robert Stephenson, the
celebrated Englishman, the projector of the Britannic
tubular bridge, has been offered a knighthood
and has refused it, Mr. Forradey, one of the
greatest of the living chemists, has also declined a
similar offer. 9rr Robert Peel, it is already known, j
1 not only persisted in refusing nobility, but also, in
his will, instructed his eona to imitate his exami
pie.?They are all nature's noblemen, and well 1
; know it.
From the Arkansas Gaiettt.
Interesting Letter from Lieu. Cue.
We give place, with pleasure, to the following
Washington, Aug. 24th, ltL'iO.
Messrs. Editors: I heard a few days since of
the denth of Levin H. One. Many knew him,
his line mind, his una. Ifish and intrepid nature.
11 in loss ik incalculable,his death 1 heard announced
with a depth of pain 1 had not expected to experience
for one no much a stranger to myself.
In turning over my papers this evening, I lay
my hand upon a letter of his which 1 now enclose.
It is not inappropriate that it should lie given to
the public. It is n voice, a patriotic and a manly
voice, as it were from the tomb.
It is the answer of the noble and the single
hearti d, to the ninny letters published with such
pains to break down the spirits of the South,
[ through opinions of broken down politicians and
hungry expectants, grasping at every invitation or
permission to cast themselves at any cost, once
i more into the broad and corrupt, but to thent enI
vied politicul arena.
If all men had spoken as he speaks, who supposes
the North would have refused us equal rights
| in our common territory ? As it is, we are almost
I certain to he excluded. Who supposes California
I would have been admitted with our territory,
I South of 3t>30 embraced in it? And that all our
| territory would have been left subject to Mexican
emancipation laws, and to the intrigues of government
officials and army officers ? But as it is, our
doom is sealed in my opinion on all these point*.
We have thanks to give for it to many; but none
such nit Levin H. Coe, are in that rank. Posterity
will reap the fruit, and in twenty-five years
their verdict will he legible in the insignificance of
Southern power and the loss of Southern rights,
and the insecurity of Southern property.
Compromise indeed ! Mr. Clay himself declured
in my hearing, mid at his sent in open Senate,
that it gurr all to the North, and the compromise to
the South, was, as lie expressed it, that it alloircd
the South to save her honor ! Honor is something to
nakedness, but nakedness is not honorable. By
Mr. Clay's own written declaration, he is for
emancipation in Kentucky (a slave Stute) and by
his own emnbatie, sneech this session, no enri.hlv
j power can force his consent to any step which
shall extend slavery over a foot of new territory
So he is against the extension of slavery, where
it is not r.ow ; and he is for its abrogation where
it now is. Could an abolitionist go further than
goes Mr. Clay? And yet wt* shout out for Mr.
Cluy's Compromise. Your friend,
It. W. JOHNSON.
Memphis, Feb. 12, 1850.
Dear Sir : I um just in receipt of a cony of your
" Address to the citizens of Arkansas. I should
do injustice to my own feelings if I were not
[ promptly to advise you that I fully and cordially
I approve all your views and sentiments contained
therein. The subject you speak of is one I have
i watched long and anxiously. Would to God
every son of the South would speak promptly and
speak as you have done. Much us I desire the
continued union of the States, 1 am no blind devotee.
I cannot buy its continuance at the cost of
degradation to us, and ruin to our children. It is
better to crush the hydra of abolition before it
grows strong enough to destroy us. The Misf
. :< ,?i.i c.
oimiii viMii|?umiioc,?n u in wimciy uuihi, iuiu irai fully
against die South. It Was a stab that sunk
deep into our vitals. The old political fornicator
who was the author of it, and whose face is still
to the North for the presidency, has, I see, introduced
what he calls a new compromise project.
There is nothing of compromise in it; to say there
is, is a base fraud. ' It is a plain oiler to deliver
us, bound hand and foot, upon the altar of Northern
fanaticism, our necks bared for the knife.
You deal justly with those who cast opprobrium
upon us by disclaiming against African slavery as
an evil in the abstract. It is no business of the
people of the North whether this be right or wrong.
White slavery exists nt the North?black at the
South. We might, with truth, retort that ours is
far the more mild. The doctrine of non intervention
as shadowed forth by Mr. Clay don't suit the
I times or the emergency. It might have answered
before Missouri was udmitted, not since. That
compromise forced upon us, as an interpolation
upon the Constitution produced effects that must
be looked to. It ordered that slavery should not
go North of SIP 3(1*. The statesmen of that day
who submitted to this,must render u fearful reckoning
to posterity. But to blame them now will not
I remedy the evil. Our object is self-preservation
j for the future, nnd, in attempting this, we have as
i best we can to remedy the blundering of the past.
The South should demand in absolute terms:
j 1st. Efficientand sure means for the recovery of
I our fugitive slaves. 2d. No further agitation of
| slavery on the slave trade in the District or between
I the Stutes. 3d. Thutull territory south of 36? 30'
shall be slave territory and slave .Stales. This, of
course involves t lie rejection of the pretended constitution
If these be not conceded to us, we have but one
course to pursue?meet the crisis as becomes men.
We act the part of fools to let the chains forging
for us, be fastened upon us link by link. We are
better able now to maintain S uthern rights and
Southern honor, than our children will be 20 years i
hence, when borne to earth by the accumulated j
wrongs we may have submitted to.
A confiscation of nil debts owing the North by
southern States and people, and free trade to us
with the world,would soOn cause even the fanatics
to confess thnt the Union with the South which
their aggressions had broken, was of value to the
North. Very respectfully,
L. II. COE.
An Eccewtr'c aim Bachelor.?We find in the
<trl?,.no r. ? ..CO,,. III. I. ..
dated Woodbridge, N. J., July 5th, 111 which we
find the following singular account of an eccentric
[ old bachelor :?
An old bachelor has lately died in this place,
I leaving a fortune of $80,000. From what we learn of
, him he must be one of the most eccentric and euriI
ous chaps that ever lived. His clot' eirupon being
; taken off were separately folded in paper and were
j never a.lowed the sight of the brush, a silk kandj
kerchief answering every purpose.
Should he be in the road and spy a wagon in
the distance, he would run for his life, for fear that i
that a speck of dust should chance to fiy upon j
him. The village belles have enjoyed many a |
laugh at him when returning from church to see
him take to his heels and run at the sight of a car-;
riage or a cloud of dust, and although he would
take no notice of them at the time, yet they were
not fogotten. He always endeavored to keep as
clear of the ladies as possible and particularly the i
widows, whom he looked upon as something very j
dreadful, and was never caught walking in the j
road with one ifhe knew it.
With all hin oddities, he was miserly to a cent, j
and would often be seen at the stores exchanging
a quarter of a dollar for twenty-five pennies,there-'
hy saving n copper on every twenty-five. These
he would not take either without examining every ,
one to see whether it woe not bad, rusty, or something
else. Many of the articles he bought was
by the penny's worth, and hence his great use for !
that .particular coin, when he came to the last
nennv of his bundle it was wrunned in two nieces
of paper find laid away.
Thus lived this curious old man, and when
he approached death 'a door he wm aa odd aa ever. |
He could not bear the idea of any oneaeeing him, '
or entering his clothes, aiep on his shoes, or do
some other damage, and in this state he died, "unwept,
unpilied and uncurcd for," although worth
a fortune of $80,000,
The Washington telegraph reports announce
the calling ot'a disunion convention InGot*.
Towns of Georgia, giving nil the particulars,
as though it Was really an important affair.
Silence i* the best way to treat the matter, and
pity is tho only proper fooling to indulge towards
the poor blind deluded mortals engaged
in gettingun tho Convention. Those who make
it a matter for serious comment show that they
are in but little better condition.
i w It ia estimated that tbore are a million j
of cows in New York, and that the productofthe
dairies of the State is worth Ifl50.000.00fl. 'IT\c
number of calves is not given.
litwAiiu ot MutiT.?Robert C. ("aidwell
formerly of Uiis county, though young in years,
1 lias wen se. vice in various wars, and in all conducted
himself with great firmness and true
courage. We understand that lie lis* left the
Army, and engaged in the practice of the law in
i Alabama. Fifty odd of hi* old acquaintance*
in this city and county have lately presented
him a sword, as a testimony of their high appro- j
einlion of his services and of the high character '
he has sustained. The letter of presentation
i and the reply of General Caldwell, we copy
' below :
CwcinwATt, July 4, 1850.
> To Brigadier General Robert C. Caldwell, >
Pensacola, Florida. \
Gi:sekai,: As citizens of Ohio, we feel proud j
to recognize you as one of ourselves, and one
who has done lienor to his nativity, and who
: will do no discredit to his country, in whatever
j capacity it may he your fortune henceforth to'
We have, with pleasure, marked your pro-1
I grcss in your early life, in the walks of litoraj
ture, science and the arts, in the acquisition of
your university education.
I Wo have, with hope, seen you admitted to i
i the labors and the honors of the legal profession,,
| us a member of the Bar.
j And we have, with pride, watched your foot- i
steps, as guided by lofty ambition, and undoubted
patriotism, you have by sea and laud,
periled life and fortune, in defence of your couii- 1
j trv's rights, in the face of her foc-nt-arms, where-1
| soever found.
[ We present yon, this sword, ns a small testi- j
' moiiiaI of our high appreciation of your distin- j
I "uislied service*, us a Militurc mid Naval officer I
ot' the United States, in their several wars with j
the Creek, the Cherokee and tlie Seminole
nations of Indians, and the Republic of Mexico. |
S F Carv, J (1 Stilwell, F G Cary, M C VVil- |
liains, VVrn S MeM.stcr, It 11 Bishop, James!
Reilv, Charles F Hennisch, James J Faran, I
| Timothy C Day, A H MeGuffey, Win Wiswell.J
Henry Aehey, 11 E Spencer, Thomas J Gal la-1
Lfher, Wra C Smith, J Al Tupscott, William
Hunter, John M l'ugh, Jiiuies McMaster, ltupard
Burke, It B Warden, Rufus W King, J \V Pratt,
John W Culdwell, James Safliu, James Cooper,
Charles G Broad well, E B Stout, Edwin It
Campbell, Jo Cooper, Patrick MoGroarty, Ed- i
! ward Woodruff, A L Ross, S Caldwell, John A !
Mntson, Win W Warden, Jacob Flinn, Robert
Moore, It II Stone, Charles C Murdoek, Stephen
Clark, Thomas H Burrowcs, Daniel Guno, Thus |
J Strati, Jos It Gitchell, Win B Caldwell, Win j
Pbnsacola, Florida, Alio 24,1850.
To General Samuel F. Cary and others:?
Gentlemen?1 am honored by the receipt of
your letter of the 4th ulL,in which you tender to
me a sword as an evidence of your appreciation
of my services as an officer of the United States,
in several wars with the Indians and with the
Republic of Mexico.
The appropriation of his countrymen, is justly
esteeiyed the highest reward, which a public servant
enn receive for his services, and such a reward
is richly enhanced when bestowed, unbidden,
by that portion of my fellow-citizens, who
have known him longer and best, and whose
names are Hasoetaieu witu ins earliest una lumpiest
recollections. It is with unfeigned fl
deep emotion, that 1 recognize among tire donors
of this token of yoi.r regard and approbation,
the names of playmates of my ehiluhoAd,
schoolmates, of my boyhood, of those who
cherished and directed with their christian wisdom,
tlie vague aspiration of my youth, and of
those who encouraged me to advance, when pausing
on the slippery threshhold of active life ; a
host of friends whose good opinion alone, is a
reward far above my humble merits, and to retain
whose esteem, will be the highest ii-.cent.ive,
to the continued discharge of the arduous duties
of my profession.
Re aasimd then, gentlemen, that the sword
you have presented me, is received and valued
above price, as a token of your approval of my
past career. It shall bo kept, unsullied, through
I my future life, and often will I look upon it to
encourage mo in the aim to continue to the end
such a course as to deserve your generous esteem.
With nty whole heart T thank yon and am j
gratefully and verv respectful I v, your obedient
servant, HUBERT C. CALDWELL. |
Rotntv Land Bill.?The passage of the bill
granting bounty land to officers and soldiers of
the lust war with Great Britain, and the several
Indian wars, is giving rise to an unprecedented
number of applicants to the Third Auditor's
Otliue for information.
It is deemed advisable to state that copies of
the. army rolls cannot be furnished from this
office, for various reasons; one of which is sufficient,
namely, the utter impracticability of
If one agent has a right to copies of the rolls.!
j so would twenty thousand ; and all the clerks I
I in the employ of the Government could not]
j lumish such copies. Resides, there is no nuthoj
ritv for doing so. All applications must pas^
! through the Pension Office, (under the direction i
J of the Secretary of the Interior.) and regular!
certificates of service will he furnished to the
| Commissioner of Pensions, hy the Third AtnliI
tor, as is now the practice in regard to all claims
I for pensions or bounty land.
This course is necessary to prevent frauds
I and interminable difficulties.
JOHN S. GALLAHER, Third Auditor.
Third A uditor's Or kick, October 1st, 1850.
Schoolmaster Wanted.?At the Broadway ;
entrance to the Triplex Hall our energetic, but I
unorthographic friend Trimble h is placed a board
upon which is painted?
?so ?.? o ? ? o c o ?
o Posa lively o
o No Admitance. o
Two mistakes in two lines is pretty well for i
John. However, in consideration of the tringni- i
ficent building he is putting up for Mr. Triplet'
and Madame Anna, the People's Nighting ile. we j
will forgive him his little blunders of spelling, I
and wait as putiently as we can until the voice!
of Anna rings through t int glorious edifi e,,
the Coliseum of the New World. There will ;
be no mistake about thai "spell," we'll b
bound!?.V. Y. Day Book.
Clav, Ronton, Footo and others liave been
contesting in the Seinto as to who was entitled
! to the highest individual honor nn I glory in
juntmont mensiires, each claiming for himself n |
lnrjr> share of merit. While this scene is acting i
in the Senate the editor of the Union has I
awarded the palm to the Democratic party at [
the North, and thinks the South should rely
upon them for the preservation of their iiujtitu-1
tions. The Norfolk Herald considers this un- i
gracious on the part of the Union, and claims |
for the confederates of hoth parties the tribute
of praise. We are inclined to think the facts of j
the roeord will sustain the Union, for if we remember
aright, on the passage of the fugitive
slave bill through the House of Representatives,
the names of but ihrcr Northern Whigs are
found in its favor. At the same time a pretty
little Presidential conflict is springing op between
the two great defeated, Messrs. Cans and Clay.
What an eseittng %low rttcr the twain would
" Thi Soon icrn -Til-w??iy I
ia published oaTaMdaya. Thursday. .nd Halu.d.y*
ol each week.
"Tli? Southern Proaa,"?Weekly
U published every (Saturday.
For one square of 10 line*, three luaertiona, ?>0
44 every ml)Mi|Ueut insertion, - la
liberal deductions mad* ou yearly advertising.
C*- Individual* may forward the amount of their I
ubu-ription* at our nsk. Address, (post-paid)
NTT he Republican of yesterday, comment- I
ing upon our paragraph in reference to Governor
Town's Proclamation, in Which wc expressed
the hope that the people ot* the State would sustain,
with promptness and unanimity, the action
of their legislative und Executive authorities,
Our cotemporury docs not point out the w ay
to '-sustain the action of the legislature and
Executive authorities"?whether by disunion or
non-intercourse. The important thing just now
is the maimer, the plan, by which tiiis is to be
Precisely so- It is the * importance" of determining
(lint "tiling just now" which has induced
the osll of Hie Convention. Jt is not our
province, even if we felt capable of Homo so. to
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point out "the manner, the plan bv which this is
to be done." We propose to leave it to the people,
\\ hose common rights and interests are involved.
Has not the editor of tho Rcpubiu:an ?
sufficient confidence in their intelligence, patriotiamuuil
moderation to submit tliu matter to
their deliberation and decision We will only
add that we have never advocated "disunion or
non-interyourse," though we are perfectly willing
to abide by the decision of the people of
Georgiain Convention-assembled, whom we think
t|uiteas capable of determining what measures
are right and proper to be adopted in tho present
emergency as are those politicians and editors
who are laboring to create divisions among our
people and to place the State in an attitude to
made her ridiculous and contemptible in the eyes
of our enemies.
We are for union as long as the Union ean
be honorably maintained, but where Georgia declares
that she can no longer remain in the Union,
with safety and honor, then we are for
Georgia. In the language of the ReuvJdk.au
on a recent occasion?''Much as we love the
Union we love Georgia more. And when the
people of Georgia, united with one accord and
with the true spirit of Georgians, shall give her
banner to the breeze, bear it Union or Disunion,
we shall be found under its folds, whether
itfto.it in triumph or in blood."?Park (G'a.)
TKf.kuitai'ine Verbosity,?We hear frequent
complaints of the brief, incomplete and
unsatisfactory accounts whicli the. telegraph
furnishes of events and proceedings in different
parts of the country. It is said to furnish just
enough to spoil the details wnen they come to
hand. Much of truth as there is in this
charge, we imagine the telegraph or those
more properly, who cater to its lightning
usee, are equally open to an opposite complaint.
Certainly,a great part of the matter published
under the head of telegraphic despatches is the
most useless and unimportant stuff imaginable
which would not be noticed if received by
due course of mail in the papers, but which as
it is |uiid for at the rati- of a cent a word or so,
editors think they must spread Out in their most
A daily reader of city journals will not want
for illustrations of this state of things, hut here
is one, i ceuring in the Congressional report of
the New York journals that is more ridiculous
"Mr. Evnntj asked Mr. Fiteh to yield tlio
Mr. Fiteh positively refused.
Mr. Evans said something.
Mr. Fitch suid something in reply.
Of what immense importance it is in these
days of Congressional verbosity, to know that
"Air. Fiteh said something,1' and "Mr, Evans
! said something in reply !" What emotions such
startling sentences, elongated to narngrapus,
waken in the mind ! Flow the sotil thrills, as
the great fact is translated to it, that "Mr. Evans
said something," and what a returning tide of
feeling llow.s over it, tis close upon the lirst,
comes the farther solemn l'act, that ".Mr. Fitch
said something in reply !"'?Sjtringfwld R publican.
United States Steajieh Saiianac.?Tho
Portsmouth (Va.) Pilot states that on Saturday
night the immense boiler of the United States
steamer Sarnnnc was put into its place, and this
very effective war-ship will eoon be ready for
sea-service. The following is a list of the Snr[
anac's officers:?Jo Mali Tattnall, Captain; T. 1?.
' Brent, William O. Carr, W, May, George Wells,
Licuts.; N. Pinckoy, Surgon, J. J. Jones, Purser,
J. 'P. Doughty, Lieut. Commanding Marines, A.
N. Smith, Acting Master: M. Duvall, Passed Assistant
Sturgeon; S. J). Elliott, J. B. Hall. Passed
Midshipman ; B. Ghcrndi, J. f). Hainev. DeG
Livingston, Midshipmen; W. W. \V. Wpod,
Chief Engineer; J. VV. King, W. F. Lynch, T.
A. Jackson, Assistant Engineers; \v. Scott,
Boatswain; C. Boaraman, Carpenter; J.Fra/.er,
Mutiny on Shu'Doard.?The new ship Shirley,
Capt. Shaw, sailed from this port on Saturday
forenoon, for New Orleans, and when about
four miles outside the Light, after the pilot h.nl
left, four of the crew refused to do auty, and
went into the forecastle. The first and second
mates endeavored to get them out, but were assaulted
by some of the other men, and a severe
struggle ensued, in which the four mutineers
got the worst, and the ringleader, named Brown,
iin.l his head cut open by a belaying pin, and is
so much injured that his life is despaired of.?
After tlie struggle, eight more of the men refused
to do duty, a id insist d on returning.
Capt. Shaw then hoist"d a signal for the towboat
R. B. Forbes, which brought the ship up to the
city in the evening. Lieut. Prouty, of the cutte
Hamilton, with a boat's crew,came on board,
placed the mutineers in iron, and re r.oved them
to the cutter. They were taken to jail for examination.?
There are a set of men in the South,
who, under the specious cries of " glorious
Union," " noble country of Washington," 14 the
asylum of the oppressed of nations," &c., are displaying
a great amount of hypocrisy and bad
faith. Tiiey denouuae every man who attempts
to show the wrongs of the South, as adisunionist,
and rebel against the Government: and nro
exceedingly disxatisHod, if such persons will not
openly advocate disunion, jvr se. If the motives
of -oieh p-oplo are examined, by the end to
which their course leads, rather than by their
declarations, they will be found to be precisely '
the motives of the most open enemies of-the
South. The Frce-soilcr, who considers the
Constitution of the United States as an obligation
interior to his own abstractions; and the
Abolitionist who regards the stealing of slaves
as a virtue, arc contending openly, tor a result,
which these covert enemies are bringing abom
by iiiMduonsness.? ('.tuirleslnn E<'. Snos.
Non-Intkrcovrse.?Seventy-one citizens of
Beaufort. S. C., have pledged themselves never
to employ a coaster owned by a citizen ot the
North, or manned by a .Northern crew. The
Charleston Mercury commends their course as
u ft worthy example."
Tin: N C. ('extrai, Road.?The engineer
(Mijor Gwynn,) after a careful roconnoisance
says that three million* of dollars will be amply
sufficient to put this great road into thorough
Great Age.?Mr. John Vanhoozer, of Jefferson
county, Tenneaaee, died at his residence
about, the 1st August, aged one hundred saj
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