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S. 1. IVIXS, Kditiir and Proprietor. TERMS. $-J a tear, imiivlile tiilliin Hirer month from the time of subscribing : f'iJMiii 6 months, or $'l at lite i riirolinn of 1'ic if nr. (fj A"o paper diseontiiund until all arrear ages are paid, except at lite option of Hie l'ub sher. h'nr announcing ilie. nanus of candidates for tffiee $.'), Cash. T , . ATIIRMS, Kit III A V, M.tKCH . K'". (K7 VV. Thomson, is ilie authorial tiqenl for ihe "Post," in ihe city ol Daiti more, Md. tO H- W.- Kino is the niitlinrized izent lur tins paper in ilie city of Pliila oVIphia. CP R. MiTC iiF.r.r., Jr., Clintlr-ston, S. C, wiP nit, ml in any btisinefs fur I Ins pn tier in ili.it i ' v - (Jrf- Mr Jimsi T Asnrnv. Sr., TCin?cii'ii, Koine ('onnlv, 'I't'iiii"-"'!', is nnihi'rizi'il iin'l rcrjiiPMHil In ni l sis jiffi'iil in prnrurili!! eubscriptiuns for l tt ih p.i p. fcJ-No paper mail from t lie Soutli day. , ypsler- fjT We would remind the public thai ilia on atiWfuf !r thp limp ilpKinnnlpd for a meeting of the Stockholders ,n the Ea3, Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company, to vote on accepting the loan offered by Act of Assemblv to raid Oomimnv. It is desirable that there should he a full repre sentation of the Stock, and we will lakz it as an especial favor if our Knoxville co temporaries will call the subject to the at' tendon of Shareholders in their vicinity. We are requested to state thai there will be a meeting of the Doard of Uirectots at the same time. fCT" It is siiccested that a Union Mass Meeting he heM al Charleston, S. C, on the Fourth of July, 1M0. THE TELEGRAPH LINE. Mr. Som, nu'eni of U'.m. H. Kent & Co, Ohio, is now in this pbire, for the pur. pose of procuring Mibsrripiinns of snick lo erect a Telenrnph line from Knoxville to Chnltnnnos.i, rnnniivj through Athens and Cleveland, am! lo be cnnni-cied with Ihe Nashville liti", and the line from Ihe South l Atlanta, (.in. It is also in contem plation to tx'i',,'1 the line al an early day from Knoxville eastward, lo Lynuhhiirg and Richmond. Va , thus pulling our sec tion ol the country in the most direct, enn Hani, and f-xpeditious communication with the East, West, .North and South. We had the pleasure on Wednesday evening of listening lo an address from .Mr. Sous explanatory of the subject in band, and illustrating a few of the many advan tages lo all classes of the community from the establishment ol Telegraph lines. We rejrret that there was not a larger number ol our citizens prp--eiu lo hear him. The indications at present are, that eve ry branch of business in East Tennessee must rapidly increase r.ad prnn?rfrom this time forvvard, and every enterprise calcu lated lo promote 'he public interests and convenience should be promptly taken ho'd ol nnd encouraged. If it is desirable thai we keep pace with our enterprising neighbors, if we would stimii'r'ta iIip spirit of industry, we must put our shoulders to the wheel ar.d push forwarJ the car of im provement ii w;!l not start ol itvelf, nnd unb'ss we help ourselves a little, we may expect to fall behind. In ihn lapid trans mission of inli-llig' nee, such as slateineuls of Ihe maikeii, prices of produce, Cv.c , Telegraph line- are of incalculable advan iri'je in all i l i-.se-., and now thai an oppor tunity is nd' red lo havi a 1'Utilinn at this poinl, we hope II tv ill ha secured. We confess ive have n good deal of county pride, ami wc don't want lo see iMcMinn lagging behind her neighbors. We have no notion of having the wiies traversing our valleys and streets, and ol seeing the lightnings playing along them bearing im poriant intelligence to points beyond us, while our people are left lo rely upon the old-fashioned, mud road three mile and a half an hour system. The adv.m'ages of the Telegraph are offered in us will we avail ourselves of ihe ofl'cr? There is lo be another meeting on to morrow, (Svmirday) at the Court-house, at 2 o'clock, and il is dexired that as many of the ciiiz-ns of ihe county as possibly can, lie in a'tendanre al thai lime. When Mr. S'oi.is leavps A'hpn, hp will proceeil lo ( 'ievel ind, I'rarlb-y cooniy.aud we commend him and ill- oiij.;ci he has in view, lo ihe aii-mi hi if the enterprising citizens of ilia: p ace. Athens Hotel. U. VV. Mato, Esq., has become the proprietor of this large and commodious public house, kept fori number of years by Jas. S. Bridges, Esq. The house has been favorably known to the public under the former proprietorship, and from our acquaintance wuli Mr. Mayo, and his long experience in ihe bu sinss, we have no doubt ii chaiacier will be full? sustained. Travellers and others calling there will find a courteous and t ten live raodloard, who will spare no pains to render all comfortable. We lake pleas ure id commending the house lo the pub lic, and (rust thai it will irreive ihe pat ronage which its location and other advan tages entitle it to. Cottos Thp (.'oiiim market was rerr quipt veatPrdar. Sales 121 hles from II j to I2ic. Prices aomtaaL CW. Courier, Marek 2. . TKNNESSER NASHVILLE CON VENTION. The Inst Southern (Ga.) Whi? contains ilie following editorial paragraph; What Mkans it? In tlie hour of (tan ner anil of dilliculty when il is ilcsirnlile hill tin greatest unaiiimily blial! prevail when the Sniiih should priwiii nn undi vided Iron' Tennessee, chivalrous and pairinlic TennetSHp, which has hiltiPito delishied to occupy ilie Imni rank in limes of dan!pr Tennpswe, whose sons have written their names in blood on almost ev ery battle fii-IJ in wlncli our armies have encountered ilie loe, sinre her admission into Ilie Poiifrdcracy Tennessee has ful lered! Her Legislature, wliieli has just adjourned, refusing id provide for her rep resentation in Ihp Southern Conveniion. which is in be held cm lierovvn soil.' Why is (hit? What can the mailer be?" In the first place, friend Christie, the Lejislature, rpepnily ailjourned, had no rihl to appoint delegates on hehall of the people, to a Southern, Northern, or any oilier sort of Convention. The inetnliers compelling Ihe last Ciew-rnl Assembly were elected without the slightest reference to any such Convention, they were delegated with no such novcr.siid had noauthorily whatever to commit' the people of the Slate one way or the oilier nn the sulijert. 1 tie powprol makin;! a;en.S 10 reueci ...eir sentiments in public bodies, belong solely anJ exclusively o tlm people in their ' Pirnry capacity, nnd as no action was I had on their part in the premiss, we are forced to the conclusion that ourl.ei:-la ture did right in not appointing delegates to the Southern Convention, proposed lo be held at the Capitol of this Com monwealth. Had they appointed dele gales, they would have Iranscenilcd their duly, and been accountable to tneir con stituency for a violation of their delegated trusts. Secondly, there is n discrepancy oTopin ion in Tennessee, as elsewhere, in regard to Ihe object of ihis Convention. There are ihosp who think thai the projecting of the movement are looking lo snmeiliiiig Ijp- yond n mere Convention to embody and giye tone nnd force lo Southern sentiment on the question that is agitating the coun try. If that is ihe olj ct, and ii is so made manifest, Tennessee will welcome the delegates lo th? Convention with warm hearted hospitality. l!nt if Ihe object is as has been aliened by men presumed lo he in the confidence of the originators ol ihe scheme, to lay the ground-work for a Dissolution of ihe Union, and ihe forma tion of a SoulliPrn Republic vvp say, il ibis is the object, what rihl havp the plot ters lo expect a generous welcome, lo de mand "aid nnd comfort" al the hands of Tennesseeans? They will have nothing lo do with any movement that even squints at a sevennce of the Confederacy, in 'In Tending Ihe rights of which tlijy have so ol'ien perilled Iheir lives, and freely shed the ir blood. Their love of country, their devtion to ill institutions, ere part nnd patccl of Iheir country's history, and Iheir patriotism cannot be doubted. Almost ecery Held ol the nation's fume is while iviiii the bones of Tennoessicanc, and when danger menaces Tenneiiseeans will ever be among the first to fly to ths rescue. But al a lime like ilie present, when there are those who boldly talk uf dissolving thp Union, and a Convention is ca!l?il charged with looking to such result, we think they may well hesitate belore giving counie nance nnd encouragement lo the move m-ni, ol least until Ihey are satisfied no tiea'iO'iabli! designs are contemplated. If liie ppople of Tennessee desire lo be rep reiented ill the proposed Convention, Ihey can c-asi!y assemlde in their respective counties, nnd appoint delenntes , and if ihey do that, we are confident ihey will instruct them to resisl lo Ihe last gasp eve r? thing that meditates violence lo the Union of the States. Wc do not charge that the object ol the projectors of the Nashville Convention is of a treasonable character, but it has been so charged, nnd the recent demonstrations in some quarters perhaps favor the conclu sion. We shall be slow to believe Ihat such is the design, but until the suspicions that have been thrown around the move ment are cleared away, and ihe real object becomes apparent, we mu?t beg thai our people be excused Irom giving il their countenance and support. We deprecate ihe war which a hypocritical and unholy faction at the North is wasini against ihe .South. But in our humble opinion Dis solution is not the proper remedy for the evil, and would only bring on a greater one without removing the lesser. Recent advices from the North show a belter state of feeling begining to prevail there, and if the proper spint is inculcated, the difficulty will be adjusted without a resort lo vio lence, and Ihe miserable abolition faction consigned lo infamy. 8CP Our thanks are due ihe Hon. J. M. Anderson for papers and documents. Plrso.ial Difficulty is Vaiiictok. Yesterday, in consequence of some re flections having been previously cast on the Mississippi regiment, to debate, by Colonel Bissell, Member of Ccngress from Illinois, a hostile meeting was arranged between him and JefTersoq Davis, Senator from Mississippi the weapons being muskets, ai fifteen paces. We arc happy lo slate thai the mailer was lo day amicably arranged by (he peisonal intervention of tba Presi dent. Char. Cou. March 2. (t Wonder which can "smell a rat" (he quickest, (he man who knote (be most, or tba man who bat the mcit mom, COUNTY ELECTIONS. At the election for County officers on last Saturday, C. Peters, Esq., was re. elected Sheriff.and A. Barb, Esq., Trus tee. We have Dot as yet been able to as certain tbVpreclse majorities. In regard lo the contest for Constable in ihis District, Ji'.'tvas of the most exciting character. There were five candidates in the field, nil of whom, especially on the diy of the election, seemed to be deeply impressed with the importance of the hi;h trust to which they were aspiring. The successful candidates were Mr. Ja. Turner and Col. McNelley, ex-ediior of the "Dis patch," and. for whom, as in duty bound, we voted. Il affords us inexpressible grat ification to record such unmistakeablo evi dence that Ihe craft is looking up in tins section, as we don't know but "at some luture period ol the world's history" tee may attain to something higher than Coun ty Ranger, which office we now hold by ihe grace andcondescension of the Coun ty Court. Ifin the course of human events (and no man can tell what thefture has in store tor him) it sliould become neces sary for any person lo place documents in the hands ol our ex coietiiporary lor our special bpnefil, we trust he will notify us in lime lo nive bad before "levellinij" on any of our real eslnte. This is the only return we ask for having elected him hV' Constable on last Saturday Moniioe County. We understand Mr. WrighljDcmocrnt, was elected SherifT. Polk Bradford, the old sheriirj ro cketed. Bradley. T. L. Bates re elected Sher iff by SSI majority, Miller elected Trustee. Knox. Wm. Craig elected SherifT, Wm. McCammon Trustee, and Jas. C. Lultrcll Register. Our Court House, S.iuake, &.c It seems to us that it would not bn amiss for the County Court at its next vision lo lake some measures to have the Court House and enclosura renovated a little. The Court House is a good anil durable buildinz.hut at present manifes's some evi dences of neglect. A small amount nt this lime, properly appropriated, mr.y bo the means ol raving heavy costs hereafter, and wool. I add much to its appearance and render it more comfortable for those who have lo occupy it from lime lo time Nothing contributes more to the cbaracler of a county than to see the public build ii'gi kept in a proper stale of repair. Such a policy is not only in accordance iih good taste, but is true economy. We hope those whoso duty and province it is lo look after such thins, will receive the suggestion in the spirit in U'lii.;ii it r; made, and give the subject a liille consideration. The National Intelligencer of tlie 22J lilt, states that the nomination of Gov. Neil S. Brown, as Minister to Russia, has been confirmed by the Senate. LATER FROM SAN FRANCISCO. The sleani ship Alabama, from Chores, . wiih 01 passengers and 450,000 ii gold dust, arrived at New Orleans 21th. She ! brings dates from San r'rancisco to tlu 1 lilt ! of January. i Sacramento City had been inunuat?d by t'.ie overflow of the river, and an immense quantity of cattle nnd other property, es!i" mated al some millions, had been swjpt a way, nnd the inhabitants were sulriii ' from this great calamity. The mines n?ar Stockton had beei at tacked by a body of Chilians, nnd s-veral , Americans killed and the rest taken prison-1 ers, but were soon alter released, Great excitement prevailed in consequence, and ; it was supposed that the Chilians wot'd be expelled from the country. j Ve are happy to lenrn that Mrs. Fre mont had recovered from her recent ilness, j and, with her husband, was about depart, ing for the United States. Sharp Joke. It i3 said that the "myss terioua knock ings" nt Rochester ate at length ascertained to be caused by lb de parted spirits of the Free Soilers lapping on the Bufialo Platform. Where's Mr. J Van Bureo? A Pitiful Sight. It is reported thai j there is a man residing in a respectable ! neighborhood (for the credit of the district i we withhold the name) who has ntver ta ken a newspaper! Wilmot Pboviso Abandoned. The, Boston Republican, (Fiee Soil,) jays; "We learn that at a private mejting held 1 in this city by the few who give direction ' to affairs, it has been decided to abandon ! the Wilmot Proviso." Base all your actions on a prnciple of rishtj preserve your integrity of .haracier, and in doing this, never reckon Cisi. An exchange paper quotes frcrn Paul's ' writings, "owe no man anything," and (hen adds, "we fearsome of our tibscribers never read Paul's Epistles." Thirty thouianJ landlords owe England. Three thousand own all Scot and. Six thousand own all Ireland, leaving more lhao twenty-five millions inhibitanis of those countries without a Tool of God's creation. Ai sort places meet most tabs, proud folk meat most affront!. FROM WASHINGTON. 1 Washington, Feb. 2G. If any one, slnnding upon the brink ol ihis mighty current ol popular passion that is sweeping by, supposes that it will run nut, he is mistaken. Like the river, it rolls, nnd ni it rolls, forever will roll on. So far from noticing any moderation of lone in Congress to-day, after the three day's respite, it was rather aggrava'ed. The card of Mr. Hilliar.l, in the National Intel- tiircncer this morning, warned the editors of that paper and the country genernlly that the danger is underrated, and that the South is fully resolved to resist any meas ures lhat shall exclude her people from residence in the territories acquired from Mexico. We learn loo, from nn explana tion made by Mr.Turney, in the Senate, thai the position of Tennessee, in regard lo the Southern Convention, is misunderstood, nnd that she will maintain all the constitu tional guaranties. In Canada, this subject and its results are speculated upon. Col. Gugy, in an anti-annexation speech, refers to the com motion in the United States, and says that ibis ferment of passion, when a little more developed, would overthrow, ns it has al ways overthrown, any power opposed to ii. The sagacious editor of the "Albion," -ays that "the North will be overruled, nnd that thfl stnrm will, for the present, blow over." I hope it may blow over, but the signs are not particularly favorable. Mr. Calhoun has been mare unwell dur ing the last week, and hesnot left his room. His cough is very bad. I doubt whether he will be able lo cpeak in the Senate this Session. He has committed his intended remarks to paper; and ihpy will be rpnd, on Tlmrs, day, by Mr. Butler. Mr. Webster will al so speak very soon. A proposition was made to-day, nnd strenuously urged, by Mr. Foote, to corn mil the whole subject in controversy, to a select Committee of Ihirleen; six to be chosen fron ihe nnn-slaveholding, and six from Ihe slavebolding Slates; nnd these twelve to select a thirtpentll member. lie urged lhat, if in n week, some project of compromise was not produced, it would he loo late, for events would occur which would render compromise hopeless. What events he referred tn, I do not know. Mr. Fonlp. said, Ii.? bad consulted with two thirds of the Senate nnd with many mem bers of the House, nnd was assured lhat a compromise would bo effected; lhat a Commi'lee would agree upon a plan, ivhnh the Senate and House, nnd the country would ratify. Mr. Clemens said that, if the subject was agitnled three weeks longer, it would be impossible to save the Union. Mr. Butler, nnd others, could not see wbnt good a Committee could do. They would probnbly fail, and the failure would aggravate the difficulty. lie thought it better lo go on nnd consult upon Ihe ques tion, with calmness and forbearance, and gradually we might draw nearer lo Ihe object. The Senate hrsilntrd, and lite mut ter was laid over lor to-morrow. Some of the Mississippi delegates hav entered into a coi re.ipnndencp wilh Col. Bissell, and others of ihe Illinois ilelega. lion, in regard to Col. Bissell's statements on the subject of the conduct of the Mis sissippi regiment, at the battle of Buena Viita. Wasihscitos, Feb. 27. This lias been a quiet day in Congress. The civil uud military funeral of Gen. Me?'eill occupied some hours. Boils Houses adjourned early, to enable mem bers to attend it. The motions for adjourn ment were made, in each House, by mem bers from New Hampshire, nnd were ac companied with eulogies on (he character and services of the decaased. The Senate, in executive session, receiv ed nnd confirmed Ihe nomination ol Fletch er Webster, as Surveyor of ihe port of Bos ion.' Some persons are startled at the state ments and declarations made by Mr. Foote, in the Senate. Mr. Foote declared that, if something was not done before the end or ihe week, events would inevitably take place that would render compromise im possible. The events alluded to have been olten spoken of since Mr. Foote referred to the next black Monday, and persons won dered where was lobe thenert outbreak. Mr. Foote's declaration presumed lhat the Northern majority of the House would, next Monday, attempt to force the question on Doty's resolution, instructing the Com mittee on Territories to bring in a Bill lo admit California as a Slate. Id that case, the Southern members would, as they did last Monday, resist and obstruct action, by resorting to parliamentary means. It had been hinted that the majority, impatient, would forcibly expel the resisting members. Mr. Clingman had said that ihe Southern members would, in that case, resort to vio lence. In reply to Colonel Bissel, the oth er day. Mr. Clingman stated lhat it was in case ihe majority should attempt to expel ihe minority, while the minority were act ins within the rules of (be House, that they would resist with violent means. In case the majority should, next Mon day, see fit lo press Doty's Resolution, as ihey did last Monday, regardless of decen cy, courtesy, usage, and as a mere provo cation to combat, tha southeru members will take higher ground than Ihey did last Mooday. Tot majority must desist, or th House may, perhaps, be broken up in d is order and commotion, and perhaps may not soon meet again lor regular business. That is what is now understood lo be Mr. Foote's meaning. In the present inflammatory condition of ihe House, a spark may pro duce an explosion. However, I am persuaded lhat Ihe more reasonable members, composing the majority, will prevent a renewal of the scenes of Monday, by giving the go by to Mr. Doty's resolution. President Taylor staled to-day, that neith er Col. Bissell nor Col. Davis were correct in their assertions as to the service of the Mississippi Regiment, al the battle of Bu ena Vista. He said they each referred to a different period in the aciion, and were bo ill wrong. For the Athens Post. PUBLIC MEETING. At a meeting of the citizens of Athens, on Wednesday evening ihe Gth inst., to take into consideration ihe subject of a Magnetic Telegraph line from Knoxville to Chattanooga, Wm. Lowry, Esq., way called to the Chair, and R. M. Fisher ap pointed Secretary. After a few appropriate remarks from T. J. Campbell, Esq., as to the object of ihe meeting, Mr. Solis, of Ohio, was introduced lo Ihe audience, who in a very forcible and happy manner ex plained the operations of Ihe Telegraph, and its great cdvantages to the community. After Mr. Solis had concluded his re marks, on motion, it was resolved that a Committee of four be appointed to ascer lain the sense of the citizens of McMinn county on the subject, and report to a meet ing to be held on Saturday the (Mi instant. The Chairman appointed the following persons said Committee: A. D. Keyes, R, C. Jackson, Jno. Crawford, and Win. H. Callow. On motion, the Chairman was added to the Committee. Ordeied, that these proceedings be pub lished in the Alliens Post. The meeting then adjourned to meet as above stated. WM. LOWRY, Chm'n. R. M. Fisher, Sec'y. Jor the Athens Post. SAVE THE UNION. Columbia's patriot sons arise, United firmly stand; Let not Disunion's hydra head Be lifted o'er our land. Nerve with Herculean strength your hands And gird your armor on. And strike while there is hope to save Our glorious Uuion. Oh! let your voicet thunder roll Throughout ihe sunny South, And let its denfning roar be heard Ho-.'cholng o'er tho NorA. Let not the bands that bind thrse Slates, By reckless hands be riv'n; They are cemented with Ihe blood Ol fathers now in heav'n. 'A house divided may not stand," Then guard the sacred ties That bind Columbia's household band, Or else her glory dies. Lei not our nation's Sire look down From bis abode on high. An I see our Union all a wreck, Inscatter'd fragments lie. For long united we have stood And proudly cl.iim'il to be, The only perfect model of Union and Liberty. Then let our great cottfed'racy Whose glory far and wide. Huh been the theme ofevery loii'iK', Still be our nation's pride. Oh I be your lips by wisdom touched, And quench ihe kindling lire, A few bold hearts have blown to light, Our Constitution's pyre. And brand forever wilh the mark "By which a Traitor's known" The daring soul that first estay'd To cast our Union down. E. L. M. Millwood, Feb. 25, 1850. See "Calhoun's dream." The Mother. A writer beautifully re marks that a man's mother is the repre sentative of bis Maker. Misfortune and even crime, set up no barriers between her and her son. While bis mother lives he will have one friend on earth who will nut listen when ha is slandered, who will not desert him when be suffers, who will soothe him in his sorrows, and speak to him ol hopes when bt is ready to despair. Her affection knows no ebbing tide. It flows on from a pur fountain, and speaks happiness through tha vale of tears, and ceases only at tba ocean of eternity. Never go Back Never. What you attempt, do with all your strength. De termination is omnipotent. If tha pros pest is somewhat darkened, put tba fire of resolution to your soul and kindle the flame that nothing but the strong arm of death can extinguish. Editors. Deplorable is the condition of that editor who does not attempt to please everybody. His ways are not ways of pleasantness, nor bis paths those of peace. But much more is ha to be pitied if be does not attempt to please all. "The last state of lhat man is worse than the first." The meanest man in the world lives in West Troy. la helping him oat of the river once, a man tore the collar of bis coat. Tha next dav ha anad him fa- sault and battery. TUB UNITED STATES. What will bo the strength of tho United Stales in fifty years from this data, should the increase in population go on nt tho same ratio lhat it has done for the last fifty years? That length of time ago, we had hut five millions of souls in our vast territory, now we have upwards of twenty-two millions! Is it not a pitv that tho blightinp; spirit of diss ilution should be prowling nround this fair mansion of liberty and independence, with tho fiendish intention of demolishing it? We are just now in a condition to be prosperous and happy our forces can drive back n world of intruders, and i we stand now in the midst of peace nnd plenty, fearing no evil free as the air that waves the majestic oak of our forest. Cut there is a restless ness about the nature of man that will ever drive him to acts which destroy and uproot his happiness. The pow j er of the United States is so great, now, that nothing but tho curse of ! God can overthrow it. How does j the curse of God come upon a people , to overturn nnd destroy their Govern- menu uocs it come upon mem in tho form of pestilence nnd famine, that sweep them from the face of the earth like the besom of destruction? It seldom comes in this way. "Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad." How forcibly arc we reminded of this quotation when we look to the North and South, nnd hear tho diabolical threats of Dissolution uttered by men whose talents and influence should run in the channel of peace and quiet. Tho sp;rit of eternal dissolution tins been the destruction ot all ihe once happy nnd prosperous Republics, Kingdoms nnd Empires that have ever rose, flourished and declined its past history. With these lights before us nnd every school boy has them is it not strange our conduct should be so ilNadvised? We arc for the Union, first, last, and nil the time; and wo regard it as for tunate for our safety that we have such a man nt the hnnd of affairs as General Taylor. We have the most abiding confidence in his judgment and good sense, and in his ability to preserve the Ut.ion. And we have no doubt that his sensible, pacific course in administering tho Govern ment for the remainder of his term, will so fully convince men of all par ties of the importance of such a man at the head of affairs, that he will be pronounced emphatically the Presi dent of the People. West Tennessee Win. EiiiYviM,n, Feb. 27. A murder was committed ycsler day.on Tradewater, 12 miles' north of Princeton, Ky. II. L. Cartwright was shot by his brother inIaw, Thos, Carney. The circumstances, so far as learned, ate as follows : An old grudge existed between the parties. They nncidentally met in the road no one was present. Car ney shot at Cartwright, missed him, but killed bis horse. Cartwright then slx.it nt Carney, but misse l him. They scparatijd, each going his own way. Thomas Carney being on his way to Mr. John Carney's, way-laid Cartwright ; shot him "through the heart, and he expired almost instantly. Carney has given himself up for trial. Union. The TVarsaw (III.) Signal, exposes n scamp named W m. Thompson, who, under the disguise of a Scotch Pres byterian minister, won the hand of a widow, married her, nnd then decamp ed with her carriage, horses, fcc. He is represented as a man of pleasing I address and commanding figure, and as a good speaker. To convert a vidian into a friend. i vou must make him fear you. Treat him with kindness nnd he will swear it's duplicity. District .Attorneys are i never robbed, while the only man in a crowd that a thict treats with re spect is the Police magistrate. Tha idea that bad men are to be won with the same argument that good arc, is all humbug. men With regard to the effect of tho gold on matrimony, the Placer Times says : "The gold of California will have a great effect upon matrimony. Il is . understood that the generality of . young ladies now decline to engage themselves, preferring to wait for a year or two, when the crowd returns from the 'diggins,' at which time each one expects to catch fifty thousand dollars I Mr. Burke, in his last report from the Patent oflice, estimates fifty eggs for tha consumption ol each individual in the U. States, and that each egg is worth half a cent. This will make eleven hundred mil lions of eggs consumed, and five and a hall millions of dollars paid for tbein. It is stated that a fever aflVeiing the brain has broken out in Stamford, Cobb.. and that filty farmers have alieady Mien victims to it. A aimilar disease prevail thirty-two years ago. and it is alleged lhat the epidemic originated in tha same hoot od both occasions.