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A. CLARKE, Editor. VA N Bl KEN, AUKAXS AS. FRIDAY OCTOBER 1,1858. TERMS OF THE JntcUigcnccr, Tlie Aiuv«*« Istki.iushv > j: i*publish**! at Van Buren.every Friday •, ••rii'-.r nt tw--dollar* p< r annum,wbieh tu»s b* uiwbarged by the payment «.f >2 dollar* m aJriur; or J-2 50 at the evp.i.v tiou of the year. TDRMB OF ADVERTISING. 1 *qisre 10 liucs-tatidiu") one year, f’.O no » “ 15 Cd 3 ‘ “ 20 00 1 sq-iare renerrabl-’ a! pleasure. 1 vear, 20 0O 2 ~ „ 0 4 ... 81l ()( J 8 “ 35 oO a “ “ “ “ 40 f».» Aunounriiigname* for State office. 5 trt» ‘ Yearly advertisers will bun.lined to theirk-git na.it* business. Legal advertisement* will be sharped for at the utual rate*. $1 per square for the first in-erti >n, and fifty cents for each subsequent ineertien. All caaual advertisements will be charged at the same aod must be marked the uumlier of insertion.*. Advertisements of personal alterc:iti--n* will, in all cases, be charged j 2 per square f<>r the first in •ertion.and Si for each continuance, and mu-t Le paid for in ad.a-nee. (jA’ Our advertising friends are desired to send in their favors on or 1.. fore 1 vo'clocke\. rv ll< I nriduu moruitoj. as on r paper usually goes t<>pi< -. on Friday muruing. M. l‘amx<.ii i. a Co., General Newspa per Agents. No. 1 I"♦ Nassau street. New Volk, are our authorized a.’cuu torcceij.t for advertisements, subscription*, etc. 7 7””'’ -R.j-, Ge. ,'i..l Newspaper Agent. I‘hil- ad«!| bin our uth..r ; z. d agent tore eiveaud re ceipt l'-.r . ;verti*emeir subscriptions etc. a-® ’ 'V. liokr, General Newspnjier Agent. New Or vans, i» « .:r authorized Ag. nt to rec. ice and receipt for advertis. nienl*. *lll .o-riptions. Ac fe) W W W “ *1 “ S ’i persons indebted to this office for subscription, casual advertisin';, or job work, will please come forward and settle, as wears compelled to have money to carrv on the of flee. Mr. AA illiaru Ifowlin, the foreman of ths office, is fully authorized to receive and receipt for any claims due the of fice. N o job work will lierefter be allowed to l«ave the office without the cash. XyThe weather seems to be settled—no change since our last re]x>rt. JESFThe river continues too low for navi gation. Lambert A. Whiteley, Esq., formerly connected with the press of Little Rock, but recently one of the the Louisville Journal, has accepted the editorial chair of the Baltimore Clipper. JtVCapt. Pike, of Little Rock, arrived in our city on Wednesday last, and is the spe cial guest of Dr. Thruston near this place. Rector,Superintendant of Indian Affairs west of Arkansas, arrived at Fort Smith on Tuesday last, with a large sum of money for the Indians under bis charge. fE&~''ee> new advertisement of R. S. Rob ots, tin and sheet iron manufacturer. Mr. R. has now on band the largest and best stock of tin and sheet iron ware ever offered in this market. He has also on band a fine^,assort ment of cooking and heating stoves. Hi* work needs no commendation from us. for it recommends itself. X-f?" Large drove-, of horses and mules con tinue to pass through our city on their wav to the I etas and Izuii*iana markets. X-fT I he Probate Court of ( 'raw ford coun ty convenes on Monday next. t3T AA e acknowledge the receipt of a basket of fine apples sent"to us bv Mr. Jas. Stevenson, Esq., which were the finest we have ever seen in the State, very luxuriant in taste and are a* large as any that grow in the celebrated fruit raising northern States. "We are informed -that Mr. Stevenson of late years has directed attention especially to the culture and improvement of all kinds of fruit trees, and whohas proved himselfem inently successful and valuable, as he ha* for merly shipped large quantities to the city of N. i Orleans, where they were readily sold at a , and c ’.tra»t favorable with I 'lie north. If the farmers : •1 wou-d, un • and all of them turn - «ii attention to fruit raising, they would . r .d themselves greativ profited. Octol>er number of “Godev’s La dy's Book ha* B already appeared. It is beau- ) tifully embellished, and it is richly supplied | with agreeable and attractive matter. This ■ book is a capital periodical, and its popularity was never greater than at the present time. Hand Book of I-ru.it Culture.— We are ■ in receipt from the publishers, Messrs. Fowl er A Wells, 308 Broadway. New York, an- ■ other copy of tho«e beautiful and useful hand books. This volume contains one hundred and sixty three pages, devoted entirely to the j cultivation and tnanagement’of fruit trees. j It is beautifully illustrated with engravings. I and should be in the Lands of every fruit raiser. Price 50 cents. Address as above. Suicide.— On Sunday last a young ’lalv by the name of Miss Eckel. Lad been in at tendance at the camp meeting on Cedar creek I in this county, returned home in the evening I and committed suicide by taking laudanum. e are informed th afodisap pointed love was j the cause. r I he Postjt tflice Department has or dered an additional weekly trip of the mail boats between Vicksburg and Napoleon. j This secures a daily mail from Cairo to New ' Orleans, running on alternate davs with ser vice already under cvnti.irt 1 rum tJt. Srur Democrat. Correspondent e. 1 he following correspondence between tl.e Hon. A. l«u-t and Col. IL M. Rector, toge thei with th. paper* therewith connected, has been Landed to us for j üblicatiun. They, will explain themselves. We feel gratified that their difficulty was thus settled: State oFAikansa*, Sept. 14, 1858. lissn.i.MEX—ln a controversy of a person al character between Messis. A. Rust and 11. M. Rector, in which the undersigned Mr. Burger in, is acting as the friend of Mr. Rec tor, and Mr. Johnson, as the friend of Mr. , Rust, and in which controversy a correspond ence has occurred between the parties—it La* been agreed by ourselves and absented to by our principles that, the entire matter of i difference shall be submitted to four gentle men of integrity, honor and impartiality, who shall take the correspondence, and examine into the facts, and who shall decide and de termine what is just and proper and required by the honor of the parties respectively, and that the same shall be conformed to bv the parties and received a« satisfactory. Accordingly, Mr. Burgsvin, on the part of Mr. Rector, has selected Mr. James Scull and Mr. R. AV. Johnson, and on the part of Mr. Rust. Mr. Johnson has selected Mr. Thos. J. Churchill aod Mr. Win. R. Miller, their I respective referees. The undersigned, now notify vou of the reference, and are prepared to submit to you the correspondence and the facts. R- spectfullv, vour ob't serv’ts, ' JAMES B. JOHNSON, E BURGEVIN. To M'-ssrs. Jas. Scull, Rob’t W, Jvjmson, ! Thos. J. Churchill, Wrn. R. Milk-/ 1 ittlc RockUsept. 13, ’SB. Sic—The publicity of your denunciations of me on the day of our last general election, j uttered in a public bar room in the mi<Lt of a crowd, rendered it impossible that they ■ should not have reached my ears. From all that I can learn your accusation wsreas gross, and malignant and unfounded as they were wanton and unprovoked. The least I can expect is a prompt and : unqualified reti action of them. Respectfully, A. RUST. Col. 11. M. Rector, present. j I’. S. I avail myself.of the first tolerably convenient c-pportunity since hearing of vour ; language with regard to mv«elf on the dav ' referred to. to send vou this note. A. RUST. Little Rock, Sept. 13th,’j8. Str.—Your note has been handed me bv Mr. James B. Johnson, saying that infortna tion has reached your ears, of mv denuncia tions of you on the day of our last general election. And remarking that the least vou can ex]>ect is "a prompt and unqualified re ! traction of them.” You are pleased to observe that mv re -1 marks were •‘wanton and unprovoked.’ - — Thu*, far perhaps, you have not been correct- •ly informed. My declarations were predica ted upon the f.’. t, that it was communicated to me on that occasion, that you had subse quent to the adjournment of the Hot Spring convention, indulged in language of an otL-n --sive character towards myself and political friend*! Os this I have quite as much ground of complaint a* yourself. Hence, can make no retraction of my course towards vou, until the offensive epithets are withdrawn as com ing from Col. Rust. Respectfully, H. M. RECTOR. Hon. A. Rust. Little Rock, Sept. 1.3, 1858. Siu—l know little about the etiquette governing such correspondence as that in which I am now engaged, and care less; but it seems to me that as 1 have never in mv life used your name in connection with an abu ! sive or insulting epithet, there can be no im- I propriety in ruy saying »o. Renewing the demand made in mv notu ■of this morning lam Respectfullv,” I "A. RUST. C’ul. 11. M. Rector, present. I Fine Bluff, Sept. 17, 'SB. Hon. A. Rust— Sih: The receipt of your second note is acknowledged, and in it you have done your self the honor and me the justice, to denv any abusive language towards me. In re] lv I say cheerfully to you. that, what was said by me. which was in any way offensive or i derogatory to your character and honor, was 1 uttered under the influence of a passionate ' excitement, and never met the concurrence of * calm belief. It was uttered bv me more in the spirit of defiance than otherwise, and it ' i* due to truth and my own honor, that I frankly relievo you from anv imputation or reflection derogatory to your honor and repu- ‘ tation as a gentleman. Respectfully, 11. M. RECTOR. I Fine Bluffi Sept. 17, ’SB. In the affair of Col. A. RustandCol.il. M. Rector, which i* explained in the foreuo- i ing correspondence, the undersigned referees, after reviewing the corresj’ondence which was j pending and investigating fully and imparti ally the grounds of controversy and com plaint. decided that they did not consider tho reply of Col. Rector to the second note of Col. Rust as doing full justice to Col. Rust i or to himself; ami upon so declaring our opin ion to < 01. Rector, and upon our suggestion he withdrew the second note and presented in lieu thereof for Col. Rust, the last note above published, which we have approved; and regarding it as a full, fair and honorable adjustment of the difference between these j gentlemen, and Laving transmitted it to Col. j Rust by the hand* of Mr. James B. Johnson, we arc gratified to pronounce the restoration of courteous relations between the parties j. scum R. W. JOHNSON, T. J. CHURCHILL, W. R. MILLER. Arudlier old Settler Gone.— lt is with re- ; gr<t that we record tho death of Mr. James i Sutton, of Fayetteville, Ark. He died in that place on Sunday last. Mr. S. was one of the old and respei table settlers of that countv, and as a man, worthy and kind to a > fault. His Lenarerefteee-xtended far and wide, and he seemed, not so much to live for him self as for others. His name will be handed ; down to posterity, as one of the noblest and j best of the old settlers of Arkansas.— Fort j Smith Times. X-eFThe total amount of alms distributed i in the United States in the year 1857, by 1 • atholic Society of the Propagation of the Faith was *90,’?«5. ti'rum tur Cirmdrn Eagle IfVA ult.—Ertra. Destructive Fire at Cemden, Ark. By the kindness of our friend of tha “Her ald,” we are permitted totssue an extra.— .j Ouj papier was ready for issue and would •have appeared this morning, but for the sad ci tastrophe which has visited our city. The fire commenced in an unoccupied building, next door to our office, and was doubtless the work of an incendiary. A short time before daylight the alarm was given, but all the ex ertions of oua energetic citizens were unavail ing, and the whole row of buildings from tho . corner occupied by Toney »V Stone to the of- J fice belonging to tne estate of the late and , lamented Stith, yielded to the consuming el ement. The loss sustained is immense for a town of this size. Some were partially pro tected by insurance, but others were wholly their own security. li'e were not able to rescue our books even, and the “Eagle’s flight is now out of sight.” but in tho course of one month we will again meet our readers as joyous as ever. Misfortunes should be laugh . ed at—tears never cured a wound or drown ed sorrow. The suffering by this calamity will some day be forgotten, and we have the consolation, mean as it is, that we are not alone. The house of Toney <fc Stone saved but lit tle; a new building being erected by that firm was destroyed; the house where the fire originated, and belonging to E. N. Woodland was consumed. Our office and everything in it. the good* of Wilmoth <t Jordan immedi ately under us, were all lost; the saloon of Griffin & Green, was swept, but part of their effects were saved, though small; the drug store of I>. ]’. Jett Co.; the Louse and i goods of Block it Fcibleman, the mercantile i establishment of Hodnett, Green <fc Kellum all went by the board. The carriage factory of M. J. Wilson A- Co, fell a victim to the irresistable flames, as did the house of Mr. Thomas, the office of Rainev <fc Da’ty, and Green <fc Bullock. The fire did not fortunatly extend to the south side of \\ ashington street, or more than half the town would have been in ashes. The scoundrel who perpatrted the foul act deserves to ba broiled on tho coals which liis malignant Land has left* smoking on our streets. The court house is no more. An old adage teaches us that “its an ill wind that blows nobody good,” and our citi ! zens may hereafter erect buildings of less in flamable materials. Almost all the houses burned were as tin i der, and we might as well, as far as anv ef fort to arrest the progress of the flames was concerned, have folded our arms and sun" song* of praise to the fiery cneinv, AA e would, in conclusion, say to our read ers, that in a very short time we will have the Eagle on her pinions again, and hope bv renewed exertions to make it acceptable to ' the citizens of Arkansas, A Murderer /lexpltfd on the ere of Exceu tion.— The Columbus (Ohio) Statesman says, ! the crowd assembled about the jail at Co lumbus on Friday to be near the hanging <-f Myers, was large, and men, women and chil ’ dren stood around for three hours in a driz zling rain, waiting for the execution to come j off". Ihe prisoner was to have been brought from his cell at ‘2j o’clock; the rope had been ; adjusted iii on the scafl’oLl, an*l the arrange ments were complete. The sheriff'was in the act of bringing the prisoner out to prepare him tor the drop, when the respite was re i ceived. The announcement to outsiders was I greeted by no cheers and no murmurs. At 2 o’clock the secretary of the governor rend the respite to the prisoner, and a»ked him if he accepted or rejected it. Myers could not at once answer such an important question, but finally concluded that he would reject the ' respite, saying that he bad received his sen. j tence and was ready to be hung. He evin ! ced no emotion whatever, and appeared to regard the respite granted him with the same indifference as he did the sentence of the court. The question as to whether it was lawful and proper to reprieve a condemned l man against his will underwent considerable ' discussion on the street yesterday. The ' haplain of the penitentiary visited Myers’cell several times, but maintained his stoical in- * difference throughout. The Dead Alive.— A few days ago, a re spectable man in tho employment of one of the largest mercantile houses in Quebec, took passage in a schooner for Baie St. I’aul, on a visit to bis relations. He carried with him a good stock of wearing apparel, and a check for the amount of his wages, a considerable ' sum. On the voyage he fell sick, and apparently died, or what is more probable, became in- I sensible, from some narcotic administered to him. The captain of the schooner having taken possession of his clothing and money, sent two of the crew ashore to bury the head passengers. They dug the grave threw him ; in. and had begun to cover up the bodv, when ; the dead man, contrary to all law in such cases made and provided, suddenly sat bolt up right and inquired, “Have we arrived at i last ?” j The amateur sextons took to their heels and fled, leaving their task but half accotn i plished. The corys vindicated its vitality by ' cries which brought the assistance of a 'gen j tieman fishing in the neighborhood: and the half buried victim was released from the . grave, well cared for, and as soon as fit to , traxel forwarded home. In the meantime, the “false sea captain” proceeded on his voyage; arriving at St. Paul he told of the death of his passenger and his burial, and be delivered to his friends a por tion of Lis worst clothing, retaining' his beet and the cheek for his wages. When asked whether he had no cheque or ' money, he denied it. Proceeding thence to Quebec he changed the cheque, invested the money in flour, and returned with flying c«x locs, little dreaming that the buried man was following in pursuit.— Montr*U Adv. •’Signalling*’ by Telegraph, The following paragraphs in the Boston Courier present an explanation, which has i been much needed, of the terms employed in describing the operations of the laying down of the cable, and the communications receiv ed during the prece-.s and since : There is a very great difference between i the electric force necessary to send forth mes j sages and that nece.sary to send forth signals. ; The batteries used ou l>oard the two ships ■ last year (and probably this year) were coin j biuations of Mr. A\ hitehouse’s, by which pow- ■ etful electro-magnetic currents were genera ted. The instruments were, in telegraphing 1 order on board the ve«s,k, and the daily i communications transmitted from frigate to j frigate were mere signs, which indicated spe- ■ citic things. The difference between signal . iaing and telegraphing messages is this: Be j fore separating iu mid-ocean, the electricians had agreed upon a code of signals which j should meet certain exigencies—that is, bv Which limited communications could be made. tor instance, three taps or waves of the electricity might indicate “Everything going well with the Agamemnon;” two might indi cate “Fair weather and good prospects,’’ and soon by a combination of taps or waves of electricity, all information absolutely necessa ry in regard to the business in band could be communicated; and these waves would be ■ indicated by a galvanometer or the instru ment prepared for the purpose, but which ! would not record. It is obvious, and it will ; at once be seen that miscellaneous communi- I tion—involving many details of business and variety < ,p expressions—could not lie obtained ■ under a limited code of signals. Hence the ' necessity ot the delay. >And another fact ' should be borne in mind. ILe phenomena , experienced on submarine wires are entirely I different from those on n-iia! Lues. This di'f- I ferenee mainly consists in a retardation of the current, which increases in the ratio of length of cable, and which impedes the working of ■ common telegraph instruments, and necessi- ■ tales the adaptation of instiumcnts to the pe- ' culiaritiet of the ci "lent. Caitxe es the Destruction of the Quaran- j t<>ie. of Nee York.— A correspondent of the i New Yoik Herald of the Gth ult., thus states • the causes which led to the. burning of the Quarantine buildings on Staten Island Ly the inhabitants: It has b«cn charged that L>r.'l hompson, i i the health »fficer at Quarantine, allowed fifty stevadore*, ‘mployed upon infected vessels, to attend a reiubEcan meeting, and that several citizens of Staten Island who were present at that meetinc, caught the fever, carrie d it home to their families, anil that a numlier have died. I‘. has also been charged that . Dr. Thompson ilfowed a man who had been I employed upon the scow in burning various ■ ! things taken from the Quarantine ?s.-els, to ! | leave his work and go to bi* family — that the ; workman communicated the fever to hi* wife. ! j and that Leth Lave died. It ha* al-o been I charged that so loose is the sv-tem permitted i Ly Dr. Thompson, that the t,>uarantine is no | ! protection whatever. Now if these charges, i or any of them .ire true, it is a wor.d -r that the people of Staten Island have taken the law into their own bands? Self-preseri ati<,u is the fir-t law of nature. I am convinced that, the charge* ar true, and my astonish- i merit is that they did nut hang the health | officer. I see in his litter to the health coin- ' miasioners. in this morning’s paper, that ow ing to his being burnt out he could not at tend the meeting of the board (vesterdav.) — It is a fact, however, that be was seen at the sub treasury y._ terday *t t n o’clock. The Taraptiay Er- ■ftton.— Commodores Stewart and Shubi < k. : id t’omnian ler I’age i were engaged in a consultation at the Navy Department yesterday in reference to the ex pedition to Paraguay. AA'e nofo ’ that a map of tho country wa« spread out before them, and that it was closely examined. lhe officers are being ordere, as the expe dition is to be dispatched at the earlies pos sible moment. Although Commodore Shu brick, as commanding officer on the Brazil .station, will control the operations .against Paraguay, if force should become necessary, yet the details will be carried out bv Com mander Page, who was selected by the de partment more particularly on account of his knowledge and experience of the country. AA e also hear that tho government is now negotiating for the use of a small steamer owned by citizens of Philadelphia, to accom pany the expedition. '1 he detachment of marines to be sent out will be far more con siderable than was at first reported. Iho commissioner has not yet been offici ally designated. It is the object of tho gov ernment to send a person who will bo suc cessful in obtaining ample redress, and yet who is not interested in the claims made by certain of our citizens against Paraguay.— States. Abolitionism a Disease.— The Boston Cou rier expresses itself on the subject in this wise; < tr.e of the most interesting and instruct ive tacts in the history of the human race is tho recurrence, from time to time, of diseased conditions of the public mind, constituting moral delusions, just as its physical conditions is occasionally disturbed by infection or con tagious distempers. AA henever one of these moral epidemic seizes upon the public mind it becomes morbidly sensitive on some speci fic subject: it runs into the most pitiable ex travagances; it seems to lose all sense, reason, and judgment; it exhibits the symptoms of temporary deliriousness. The prevailing sen timent in the eastern States, in regard to the negro race, constitutes a striking illustration ot these intellectual epidemics, and one which in future limes will be looked back upon with the same mingled sorrow and amazement with which we at thia time regard the withcraft mania of the old coly Massachusetts.” £dtgrapl)if. LATE FROM NEW MEXICO. IxDKPENDFNCr, Sept. 10, ) Per U. S. Express Company, to Boonville, Sept. 20. ) The Santa Fe mail, with dates to the 30th ult., arrived la*t night. I The latent u*w* from Fort Defiance was up to the 18th of August. No hostile raoxe ment had been made against the Navajo Tn d ans up to that time. At the earnest solici tations of Armijo, an influential chief, the commanding officer had given him ten days to raise his people and £>o in search of the mnrderer of Major Brooks' servant. The following companies have been order ed in to be in readiness in the event of a '■ with the Indians: Company C of'- c !>’ ■ under Lieut. Howland; Company H, ot Rifles, under <'apt. Lindsay; Company A.oi the Rifles, under Capt. Elliott; Company C, of the Third Infantry, under Lieut. Hitt, and a company of spies and guides under Blas Lucero, of Albuquerque. There was some political excitement in the I Territory in regard to the election of Rej»re | sentatives to the next legislature. It seems that there are two set* of candidates, and both claim to be the sinion pure democracy. 3 lie United StAte* D.s'rict Court was in session, but no busir.e*s of importance had baen transacted when the mail left. Commercial news unimportant. AA'asbington, Sept 19. I The steamers Fulton and AVater Witch, forming a part of the Paraguay expedition, are now ready for sea and will probably leave to-morrow for Norfolk. Guns of very heavy j calibre have been selected for both vessels.— The armament of the Fulton consisting ot one ■ eleven inch shell gun on a pivot, and four of 1 nine inch in broad-ide; and of the Water AA’itch one nine inch gun on a pivot. In ad dition, the Fulton will carry two boat howit zers, and the AA’ater AA’itch three, one of which is a heavy twenty pounder, mounted ion a pivot. Ou the forecastle outb vessels are supplied with small arms and an arm* i ment of the most approved kind, including ; the Sharpe and Minnie mu=kel.s, together with I revolvers. I The Union says that tho late-t communi i cation from the Hon. \\’m. B. Reed, is dated ! June 18th, and iu this, after announcing tho I signing of the treaty between China and tho ; United States on that day, lie add-: “The . departure of the mail boat within a few Lour* I compels me to limit this dispatch to a mere ' announcement of the fact. 1 shall send the treaty by the next steamer. Bo*ton, Sept 21. lhe second examination of the slaver Echo, will take place to morrow. It is rumored that the defence of Townsend will be that he : was not the captain, that the latter was a Spaniard, who is now in prison at Charleston, and that be (lowiiscnd) was a mere pa-sen- AA'asbington, Sept 21. | Chubb P>ro«. bankers and brokers, wh. sus i pended payment yesterday, report their lia bilities to AA’ i-hington depositors at *15,000 and their a-sets ample. They continue their collection and commission business, hoping at , an early day to arrange with their creditors, i I'hey make no a-signmentv lue joint cuiiiuiissiuii for running the I boundai v between the United State* and Texas will nut commence operations until spring. lhe Secretary of tho Treasury lias decided ' that tamaiit.ds, preserved in sugar are sub ' j'-ct to a duty of thirty per cent; cotton sacks ; with dyed tops fifteen per ceut., and spring I steel at the same rate of duty. The Secretary of the Navy this morning i received a dispatch stating that th- Niagara, with the captured African.-, left Chail -ton last night for As. ica. i. i t in. Leaves w'omii, S.q»». ]!• Per U. S. Express to Boonville Sept. _J. ) 1 lie Sult Lake mail arrived on the I7th, twenty days out. BrigLntn Young still remains housed, tho’ it is sU| -ed that no hai- would be done to him. Every thing is peaceable between the Gentiles and Saints, though the latter still keep a strict guard upon their women. 1 lie troops at Camp Flo' ! weie ail well. Genera! Julio.-tuii inure. utering there, and the men are now L-. huts for pro tection. The Ind.ans - . ..fiet. There was great itement *at Fort Lara mie, and all along the route, in regard to the gold mines at Fike’s Peak, which are said to be as rich as those of California. • A company left tins city to-day for the I diggings, and another will start to-morrow.— ; Mr. St. Matthew will start with a company i of forty eight men from Atchison on Satur day next. New Orleans, Sept. 21. The deaths from yellow fever for the thirtp i hours ending yesterday noon were 107. . Detroit, Sept 21. The balloon that curried oft'Mr. Thur«ton on Thusday last came down four hou s after wards, near Baptiste Creek, Canada West.— Mr. Thurston was seen upon it a short time before it was secured, and he is probably now iu the inarshek near Lake St. Clair. Search is being male for him. There is great ex citement throughout the whole country. Washington, Sept 21. The Postmaster General Attorney Gene ral and the Secretaiy of Treasury have come to an agreement, as yet held private, concern ing the post office, court house and custom house accommodations in Philadelphia. The steamer AA’ater Witch left for Norfolk to day, and the Fulton will follow to morrow morning. They will take on board the re mainder of their crew, and thence proceed without delay to Buenos Ayres, to await the arrival of the other vessels of the Paraguay expedition. Tho President's anticipatpd return this evening has brought to AVashington a num ber of prominent politician*. Mobile, Sept 21. Hon. Arthur P. Bagley, former governor of this State, and United States Senator, died to day of yellow fever. Danville, Pa., Sopt 21. The conferees of the People’s Party of the twelfth congressional district, who adjeurned on Saturday last without choice, reassembled a* Bloomsburg, and nominated Col. Geo. W. Scranton, of Luzerene county. The democratic conference which adjourn ed on Saturday last, after an effort of four days to nominate, will reassemble this even ing for another effort. Paul Leidy and Mr. Little, of AA’ycoming county, are the oppo-- ing candidate*, each receiving four vote*.- - Both are determined not to yield. Cinciuout:, Sept 21. Flour is very firm at full rate*. Good su perfine quotes at 90 and 4Q. with more I buyer* tl.au sellers. Whisky is dull at 20c, with sales of 700 barrels. | Wheat is firm at t! 05 and tl 15 for red and white. Nothing done iu provisions. There is some demand from the bacon, but the firm ness of holders who ask 8c tor s des J revents transactions. Money easy. I’’ Lange on the ra t , and ! premium and tbo market steady. New Orleans, Sept 21. n—Sale* to-dav 2 500 bale*; sales for three days 14,500 bales. Receipts for the same time 14.250 bales. I*four has a de clining tendency, super quoting at 85 50. — ; AVestern mess pork quoted at *?i7 50. Cuf -1 fee is firm at lie for Rio. Cincinnati, Sept. 22. The bridge at Foster’s Cro-sing, on the Little Miami r- ' il. • •’ rday as 1 ternoon and five <ms o ' ■ r ' ' com ' ing west laden with flour and a . -ky went through an<l were destroyed. No one was injured.' lhe bridge was umucdluU-iy re paired and trains are running as usual today. Three Days Later from Europe. Halifax, Sept 22. ; The R. M. steamship Niagara, from Liver pool, the 11th ult., arrived at this port this ; morning. The steamship City of AA'asbington from ' New A’ork, and the Nova Scotian from Que j bee, arrived at Liverpool ou the 9th uit. Nothing new Lai transpired with repaid to the Atlantic Cubic, lhe Directors of tin company were holding a meeting at the de parture of the Niagara to di.-cuss future ac tion. Tho ahiptni nt of the shore end from Plymouth to A alentia had in the meantime been suspended. The cession of th* port ot v ffla Francs, in i the Mediterranean to Russia i« confirmed. The Bank of r rance had gained 53,000,- , j 000 francs in sp'cie during the month. 1 Liver]»ool, Sept. 10th. — Cotton —lhe sale* . of cotton for the week have been 07,000 baL -. ' ' The market closed buoyant, middling quali j ties having 'mproved !d during the week. Breadstuff* are quiet and prov sions steady. M dlitnore, Sept 23. A meeting of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of the United Str les convened here | to day. ( The committee on credential* reported against the rdmission of I*. M. D Francis Condie. of Pennsylvania, on the ground that | he never obtained the Royal I’urjle degree I in a legal manner. I’. G. M. Samu-1 Craighead, of Ohio, was elactod Grand Sire; I’. M. E. 1I ■ zbuj Va.. R. AV. D. Grand Sue; P. G. M. Ja*. 1. Ridgley, of Md.. R. W. G. t!orre*pond t.g -..id ( I Ri-cording Secretary; M. W. <•. M. Ju-Lu . : A ansant, of Md., R. AA’. G. Treasurer. AA’asbington, S pt. 22. , 1 Ou information being revived tlir.i’igh the State Department that the mutine.-r* of the i ship Tartar are at Silono, U>q>e de A'erde | I Island*, the Secretary of tin* Navy l,a* trans- 1 J mitted instructions to th- 11 .g officer of the i African Squadn n to send them to the I t.iicd Slates for trial. [ Cincinnati, Sej t. 22. Flour is active at 10c per bLI higher.— ’ ' Whisky i* unchanged and dull. Nothing , i transpired in provisions. j Hard Times ia A\<e York.— The New Y. , ■ correspondent of the Ifos’on Journal "ive- I the following fact in illustration of the hard ' tii es in that city : ' merchant in Lu*ine*s in this city bad r a book-keej (r. IL advertised last j• • .. - nip tei.. ■ at 1 d I-oin a paper. He s one four hundred an.. ;; (■. . ■ • land the character of the apj Leant*, ti.e m inner in which they urged their claims, and the po-i --tion of some of them, indicate the [>:. *-ir,g want of emplov nii-ot and the sad distress that j prevails among ; . e•• ; some of them were ■ < o ■cm i young, some with famines an . - w.t it; I one year ago many of thun were called mer ! chant princes—men in good position*, living ■ in fine stvle, keeping th-ir carriages or hav- ' | ing a large s-.ary in some bank or insurance 1 : office, or a clerkship of some value; r.nd it '. , was really a touching employment to rend I j letters from men who neverexj>ected to know ! j what w ant was, asking for employment tuearn j bread for a family, now needy, who a few months ago reveled in the fashion and luxu ry of life. So it is. Probably we have now ■ more real suffering and want than attended J 1 tha panic. Business is dull, stagnation set tles on all kinds of business, and more than twelve months will pass before the currert of business will flow along a- ofc.! .. was wont to do. Many thou-ands o' persons have left the city; more must do so. It i*jmpOK«ible to get work or employment for the present. Cure for Bronchitis.— One of our cleverest and most reliable friends, says the Holly Springs (Miss.) Herald, informs that common mullen leaves, smoked in a new pipe—one in which tobacco has never been Used—is a sure • and certain cure for bronchitis. The reinedv is simple and innocent, and within the reach of all. Recollect this is no ..“retired physi cian s’ remedy, but is given to us by a citiz en ot our city, who has tried it himself, and seen it tried on others, and has never known it to fail in effecting a permanent cure. Honors to Ex President Pierce.—The Phil adelphia Press, speaking of ex-Prasidout Pierce’s tour in Europe, say*: “All along the route, from Libon to Mar seilles, he ba* been the recipient of di»tin guished consideration ftorn public officers and private citizens. At Gibralter the senior of ficer in command of the British naval forces nt that point extended marked courtesies, and urged the ex-Pre*ident and Mrs. Pierce to take passage for Tangiers in one of Her Ma jesty’s public armed vessels. At Msrseilles toe rredch authorities, headed by tho Pte fect and the military commander, were espe cially attentive and zealous in acts of ho»pi taJity.” . * j An Adventure in the Mamt oth Cave. Al the supposed el duf whit h M always been considereil the long end us the Man:- I moth Cave, of Kentucky, there is a pft. j deep and terrible, known as the Maehtroai' Thousands Lave gazed into it with awe, and 1 until recently, no attempt whs made to p»r. ( etratc its iny-terie*. But, as we learn f r .»m the Louisville Journal, a couple of weeks eg n a young gentleman ot laxuhvhl*. whoa* 1 never trembled at mortal peril, being at the Mammoth Cave vv'th l’r©fe--*or Wright of our city and others, determined, no matter wh it the danger* and difficulties rmglit b» 1 ’ to «x] lore the depth es lhe M iel-trom. Mr’ Proctor, the enterprising proprietor of the Cave, nt to N ishvitle and piucmed ■ so, ’ rope of great length, expressly for the pur pose. ILe rope nnd som-- nece««arr timber* were borne by the guides ar d other* to the point of proposed exploration. The arrangement* bung »oon completed, the rope, with a heavy fragment of rock at tached to it, wa* let down and swung to and fro to dislodge any !oo«e rocks that would Ih» i like yto fall at the touch. Several were thus divkxlged. and the long continued reverbera tion*. rising up like distant thunder from be low. proclaimed th* depth of the horrid baam. , Then the young hero of the ocomm n, vrith several hats drawn over Li* head to protect it -* iLr i* ssible again«t any masses falling I from nfo’ve. and with a light in hi* 1. ind and the ro]>e fa-toned around hi* body, took his place over the awful pit and directed th* half I dozen men. who held the end of the rope, to ' let him down in the Cimmerian gloom. AA c have heard from Li* own bps *n ac count ot hi* d-—cent. « K-ca*ion-illv ms-*e* of I earth and rock went whizzing past, but none struck him. Thirty or forty feel ftorn the top. he saw a ledge, trom v»L:c!i, a* he jud ged Ly appearance, two or three avenue* led off'in ditforeiit directions A'out a hundred foot from tin- ; a- t tl. nr the side I. the ] .t v.t-rit i ti-iiing d »-.v u the aLv*s, un-1 a* he descended by the *ide of the falling water and in the tmd-t of the sprav, he felt «nni« appr-hensivn that hi* light would lie extin guished, but l.i* care prevented this. Ho wa* land dat tl.e Iw-ttotn of the pit. a htm- I dred and ninety f-et from the top. lie found : it alm U perfectly ciw ' . diatm t- r, with a small opemirg al oik- point, , La ling to a tine eh irtiLi r of no -great extent. He fuUnd on tlio flout Lcautiiui sjvecimen* ! «>f black *il*x us imiu>-n*: size, va-tly lar »er than were ever discovered in anv other p»-t of the M <nim->tti Civc, and !»o a multitu i<- of i-i jui-itw formations a* pur* and white a* virgin snow. Making l.irm-clf heard, with gn at iffuit. by hi* fia lids, Le 4J. ngth a-kej them to puff him ] artiy up, intendin'* to stop on the way .-.nd explore a cave that lie had <>b««-iv-d opening al*»ut forty fcet «'*•»•• tha Lotto,n ot the jit. i< aching tiie mouth r,f that cave, Le swung liiniself with mu< h exer j tion into it. and, hohlio" th-- end us the roj«s i i i IL* hand, he incautiously let it -gu, and .t snutig out Npp*rciitly l>-rond hi* r-.-tch. 1 he situation wa* a feartul one. and hi* fti*nff« . above could do nothing for h.in. Soon, Imwcwr, lie ma ’ a i>c*>k of tl,e end of Li* lamp, and l.y ext. ndimg him-elf m far o er tiie verge a* p..—ibie without f.lli. g. ha I-m ceed.-d in *. Hiring th- r<qa . Fa-leni’.- it to :t roek, he followed tie avenue 15(. •| ■ -■»«• where L. found r.TT • I .-1 Ly aa im| •*-Lie *ml tael --t *mh end earth. Returning to the im nth of th * aven- I ue. he hela-ld 3li »!n>o-t exactlv eitn’Lir tnoUth . ot anothel <>n the o;-] <»ite ride of the pit. but ( n >t being able t > swing him*- if into it. he i cfi-t. ned the roj<e a' out hi* body. *u-pei.<hd himself again over tha al.y**, and sheeted U* i* t/iond* to ru- hitr, to tl.e top. lhe pull ' was an exceedingly severe one, and the rejw> being ill adju-tr-d around his body, give h in J t'ie most e.icni<-i.-iti»ig pain. But soon hi* > pain aa* forgotten in a new and dreadful peril. AVLcndie was 90 feet from the mouth ; us the pit an.] 109 from tne swavtng ■ and switigit g in mJ air, he heard rai -ij :»i excited vv v . J- of li rror all 1 alarm xlk. «. and so-.n l.quned that tl.e top,, ly w'h.li h- w - Upheld La i taken fire from tU •’ t • timber over wh.Ji it pa-.*, i. Several moment* ofawfulsu |.«n-e tothoew alruve and still m< re awful t<> him en*ued. To them a id Irrn a fatal and instant catas trophe s<. I, -d inevitable. But >be tire wa* I extingui-h. d with a bittl- of water belong . ing to b ln elf. and then the partv n l«v7, I though ai noct exhausted l.y their lal-o>*. ' succeeded in drawing him to the lop. Ho wa* as calm nnd *cit-| •<>****«ed as upon Ins I entrance into th.- pit, but all of his <- mj-an |ions, overcome l.y fatigue, sank iqon tLe i ground, and hi*" friend, IT. Wright. ' from over-exertion and excitement, fainted' i and remained for a time insensible. I Ihe young adventurer 1< f- hi* name carved j in the depths ot the Mae strom—the n.xmo ! of tne first and only [ <>t«oii that ever gaizod i upon it* mysteries. /.* the Cable See< red ‘ —The public senti ment, there i* no concealing it. is <*reatlv dis quieted alsrut the Atlantic Telegnq-h. Tim , latest evidence of vitality that' has reach j ed u* was fnrnisbev! on the l*t ult, in tho I dispatch rend by Mr. Cyrus AV. Held, at tho t ryst.d I alate. 1 hat dispatch dated up-.ti the sama day at A'alentia, stated that the di rectors were on their way thither to open the line to the public. Ten days have elapsed without fiwilier tidings. Jur seven of them, the operators on this side confess that tber liavs had no communication from Ir-iand; and although they represent the insulation a* remaining perfect, we are left at a lorn tex know how they ascertain the fact, in th- ab sence of intercourse. Mr. Held comes to tho rescue by stating that it is probable a con templated change in the shore end at VaL-n --tia is the cause of suspension. But as he owns to having had no later information t!>an that given to the crowd at the celebration, and a* that so far from indicating such rea son for delay, announced the immediate open ing of the line, without further changes or experiments, we cannot avoid a suspicion that some more serious causes ha-s ioterve-ed. Jlat the Calde parted ? fn traversing that wide reach of two thousand miles, how manv a profound valley h that slender cord sus pended across, like the land wire between its posts ? How many a rocky summit may it not rest upon, swinging and wearing in car rents and waves, in respect to which, after all assertions and pretended soundings of in vestigators, we really know nothing I Hew many thousands of submarine casualties may it not be exposed to. <>f which we have no idea or fiossibility of information ? It must be owned that a strong probability of accident to the wire does exist, strong enough, indeed, to prepare the public mind for the melancho ly disappointment, which its rupture must, if it occur, bring home to the universal sense. , The denouement will be awaited with painful. I anxiety.— X. T Times.