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more, Md.
trp II. W. Kish
, llie ;iulhnnZJd
in liie city ul Balii-
of I'liU-
sgenl lor this paper in the city
trTP E. Mitciiki.i., Jr., Chailesinn. S
C, will nil' nil iij any mis lues's lor this pa- proposition ill at I should agree to a moth
per in ih ti eiiy. j fieaiion of my contract, which would
ti- .1 ... i .,,',1 rnnnooiMl '
tt F e are nuthnr yeil ami request' it ;
to announce NOAM HIGDM.N a can- j available means ot me company io ucnii
dida.v for Cotistalile, lo (ill the vacancy oc-1 j,jeJ ,y them to the purchase of the iron
castoiied hv lite resignation of Cel. Me- j a1( equipments, and leave me .milling but
INell-v. 1 lie election comes on no oa.u.
day, ihe ViOih inst
Lecture os Temperance. Ii will I
reniemhered that on next Saturday, P.
- White, Eq., the celebrated Temperance
Lecturer, will address tW peopl on (he
subject of Temperance, in Ihe Methodist
Church in this place. Lei nil who possi
bly can, he pron-nt to hear him.
At ihe meeting ol ilio Directors last
week, Gpii. Green made a proposition lo
relinquish his comrnct for making the E isl
Tennessee aid Georgia Railroad, ihe Cum
panv paving him fur the work done and
materia! I'ttrni-li
be paid what "' !
engineers, nr.'! r
ally cho-i-ii, to d"
mid out of wl-ich is lo
to Mih-conlraelnrs and
I !il-r tu pt IVOIls 111 ii r II-
w i it, if anvthii', he
Sii 'il I' ilsllllietll.
Shall receive fer su--ii
which was accepted, and M. 15.
Es;i . i.ni! Prnl'essi.r A. M. Lea
Tennessee 1'iiiversity, were chosen r-l'eret.s
will) power to ehoos? an umpire whose de
cision shall be final.
The great South Carolinian is no more.
He died at Washington, on -Sunday, Hie
31st day of March. lie had If en suffer
ing for some lime with a sevpre pulmonary
affection, which had kept him confined to
his room generally since the commence,
ment of ihe present session ol Congress,
nd which terminate-! bis existence.
Mr. Calhoun was lorn on the l;th of:
March, irS2. and was therefore josl turn-J have sacrificed my energies, comfort and
ed of OS years of age. More than fortv ealll " Vollr service, and hoping thai
years of his life were fpent it) public ser-' u,lJ,'r ,lle iwnee of further invesliga
vice. and ma-lv the who'e of thai long pe nn;1 m",ual rri'nJ, an nMe ar"
nodinlhe Legislative or Exeeuiive De. ' rangen-ni cm yet be made, I appeal to
panmenlsor llie General Government.- V""- lhe PpnPle of Ea!t Tennessee, lor
"Few men have filled so large a spa, e in 'l,om I have done so much, as persons
the niihlic eve: few have aeii'd a more nil- ! lovi"? ,0 I"0'"' V0"1" in,PreS,S an'1
porlanl pari on the stage of American
politics; few have t.;i H hirg-r voij in lh"
mi lil in enuneils. anil net one has descendi
ed to Ihe tomb with a deeper devotion on ; '""ais ao eili""ial ar,icp' misrepresent
the par. of personal friend,, or will, a larg-, 'ransac.ions belween .he Doard
ershareofpuhhc admiration, .ban Ihis il- nd myself, nnd charging that the sub
lustrious Carolinian." ; coniracior. and laborers will be defrauded
The great men of the country are fall-: of "'ir P" unl'ss ' is re'a",ei1 ''V
ing fal-anotl.er one has depar.e.l-ano- Doard, and paid to then, instead of paying
Iher great light has gone ou.-the voice '" " It was I who required, as a con
so often beard in Hie councils of the nation di,i" ,1,e arrangement entered into, lhal
is now I,uhed-the eloquent tongue tbe Company should pay Ihe contractors
now still and dumb in "cold obstruction's anJ engineers. The Company owe me,
apaihv"-but .he impress of the mighty ' required that the Company should
mind is ens.ampcd upon .he history of .he l'ay the conlrac.ors.laborers.and engineers;
the country, and will endure, like his and yel, .he Register, bound to know this,
virturs forever. : maliciously assails my character by charg-
' ' ; ing that if the Company do nol pay them
Another Faii.i -nr.. A second attempt j iliey will be defrauded by me.
lias been made to rally the people of Mur- I
ray county to a meeting lo appoint dele-J
gates lo the Nashville Convention. The
result was ihe people were not there. A
few persons however wem in ailendance,
and an attempt made to adopt a resoluiion ' thing that may tend to prevent an amicable
to appoint two delegates, which failed, and adjustment, believing it our mutual inter
the meeting stands adjourned over till the esls so to niljust our difficulties. I am still
first Monday in May when il will per- willing to give lo the Company all the aid
haps meet, and then perhaps adjourn
again. Several speeches were mule on
llie occasion, one by Rarclay Martin, a
prominent Democrat of Middle Tennessee,
in which he said he was Ihnruuhlij n;o-
ed to the Convention. lie unw no neoot.
sity for it, nnd pronounced a most eloquent
euloirv upon the Union. The lime lor any
such movement ns this Nashville Conven-
linn had nol come, and he hoped and
believed nevpr would come. II jood should
come from the Convention, oihers were.
welcome 10 uie noiior. n uc .....o
II UIILeiSlllUU lllrtl 1IC Wtti IIU1 ... n.ij -.
Her responsible for it.
So ol the other speakers, wnli one ex-
ception they expressed ihemselves in lerms
of opposition to the Convention.
Election. We understand there is to
be an election for Constable in this Civil
District, on Saturday ttie 'JOih inst., to Gil
Ihe vacancy occasioned by the resignation
of one of the gentleman recently elevated
from llie humbler walks of life to that high
nd responsible station. There are, as we
understand, two candidates in Ihe field,
nd io view of the great interests involved,
we trust that the canvass will be thorough,
that ihe pariy lints will be driwn and
slrelched to their utmost tension, and that
no Wilis, as l.appenrd on a former occa
sion, will v:e 'or a I leniwrat, and rice rer
M3, thai i. i 'v.t will fi'tf f-r a Whig,
that is, il l-ig- auJ Democrats are run
ning. We bupt cur sucsesuoni will be
funded to.
A Commit.ee of ihe Board ol Directors
of the East Tennessee and Georgia Hail
Road Company in n report mnde to the
IVinrtl on iliu 'lih nisi., says:
"II is well known lo the Directory nnd
the con i in ii 11 1 1 v ni lame lhal nl I lie limp
c contract was given t Gen. lireen, Hip
( 1,lll,11y ,, ,, available nipans Willi
which to commence operations opon the
Komi, iiml that Ihe credit ol the Company
vas entirely destroyed,"
Tin? tame Committee recommend:
"lhal .lie Directory should carry inio ef
fect t lie injunction of the Slock holders hy
l.iki;:;; llie nccpssarv steps lo avail them
si Ives of il.p benefits of the loan from Ihe
slate uf .i:i."!l,(H!U,"
but coupled thai recommendation wilh a
pince in the hands of the Board all Ihe
i n i
..... . nli(.nll , .t.p nAn9.
materials, supcrs.ruclure, turn-outs, water
stations, depots, engine houses, &c, &.c,
from Malum lo the Tennessee river. They
further required that I should relinquish
nil lhal pnrt of my contract relating lo the
iron and equipments, and surrender the
profit that I would hare made from it.
Had the price of iron increased instead of
fallen, since mv contract was tnade, they
would have required me to furnish it the
price bavins fallen, I was unwilling1 to sur
render my just profits. This demand with
other circumstancrSjto which I nepd not now
reler, induced me to apprehend linn diffi
culties might arise in the execuiion of my
contract, and I therefore, as well to ad
vance your intPiests as lo protpct mine,
proposed a surrender of ihe contract and a
reference of ihe question of compensation
and llama;!!"!.
Tin- Board agree that when the coniraci
was made, tliev had no available means
and no credit. I have done more than one
humlied and forty thousand dollars worth
of work llie grading on forly miles of
Road is nearly completed, and the grealer
pnrt of the limbers on the Road. The
Company has always been in my debt
they have not advanced me one cent, and
iheir own Engineer slated to Ihe Doard that
the estimates now due nnd unpaid amount
to more, than twice the sum due lo con
tractors nnd engineers. I have given life
to your dead Company I have furnished
and created Ihe means lo make your Road
-I l'"ve restored your ruined credit I
my feelmjs and character from ihe unkind
1 a.-persions of a calumuous press.
The Knoxville Register of the lOih inst.
I desire lo aid in ihe early complelion of
the Road, and am unwilling lo do any thing
.0 impair Ihe credit or resources which I
have so much contributed lo build up, I
therefore intentionally avoid saying any
I can, consistently with what is due to my
own rights, inleiesls and character. These,
it is my duty to assert, and, ns far ns I can,
to maintain, nnd for doing ibis, surely no
l.bi ral minded, honest person can complain
nf in I desire especially lo avoid un
profitable newspaper controversy, because,
wnutever oiners r.i") iiunK, i Know u:ai n
will greatly injure ihe Company. I howe
er, will vindicate my own character, what-
eVer lite consequences may be
iiiTcc rerrv
The Nashville Cohvektioh. The
Savannah Republicao contains a letter from
Francis S. Danow, Esq., declining a nom
ination as an alternate delegate lo the
Nashville Convention lo represent the
Whig party in the first Congressional dis
trict ol Georgia. He declines on the ground
that Ihe people of the district have not man
ifesled any considerable interest in ihe pro
posed Convention; and that, should this
indifference continue, it is probable thai
the popular delegatei will be destitute of
lhal acknowledged constituency which can
alone stamp Iheir acts ictfh mulhorily, or
give weight lo their cptnwns.
The Columbus (Miss.) Whig states that
G. M. Ragsdale, Esq., Clerk of the United
Slates District Coon, at Pontoloc, was shot
in lhal place on ihe 1 Ot It nil., by Moses
Williams, from which wound be died in
fifteen or twenty minutes.
There is a tremendous effort being
madp hy tome half dozen individuals in
ihis State to arouse the people aid have
delegates appointed to the Nashville Con
vention. Now, what will it avail? Uav nt
ihey just tried ilon in Georgia, where there
has been some talk on the subject, ami 'I""
people have paid no more attention to
the harangues of the ngiialnis than they
do lo the winds that blow they have hpanl
the sounds (hereof, but seemingly care not
whence ihey come nor whither t lir y go.
Even Mississippi, which has been uair
tlip heiul nnd from of the movement, is ill
vided in sentiment on the subject, while
Louisiana and Texas repudtale ihe meas
ure. In fact, in every State, so far as we
are advised, where llie subject lias been
brought directly lo Ihe people', Ihey have
manifested the greatest indifference, re
fusing generally lo lake any action al all.
If the Convention is held at all, ihe indi
cations at present a'e that nM one half ol
the slaveholding Slales will be represented.
Then why seek to slir up Ihe people ol
Tennessee lo a measure for which they
have not manifested either lasleor inclina
tion? It is true, some halJLdcen very
small poliiical Jupiters have been thun
dering away from behind Ihe cloud of dust
which ihev sneceeded in raisin" at the
commencement of the agitation, but as yel
iheir appeals have made no impression on
ihe public mind the have failed even
to enlist public nltenlion, and the people
have by iheir silence and imlifference evi
denced clearly that ihey bave no desire to
go into this Convention. It may be that
a few persons can be got together in the
couniy towns nnd village", as in some
oilier Stales, who will resolve themselves
into lane nnd august assemblages, and ap
point delegates. Hul what will be the re
suit, what is lo be Ihe effect of ihe delibe
rations of a body of men representing no-
bo iy's views hul iheir own. They will
certainly nol be regarded ns a reflection
of ihe sentiments of ill" people. The lain' f
treasonous designs, of disunion and disso
lution is upon and around ihis Convention
movement, nnd ihe people, the patriotic
and Union-loving masses, will have nolh
ing to do with il; though the Jupiieis, it
is presumed, will 'thunder on until ihe
cloud I ill and leaves litem exposed id ihe
ridicule and scorn of (hose whom ihey were
attempting to mislead.
FnEE Concert, The Athens Rrnss
Band gave a Free Concert in ihe Metho
dist Church on Wednesday night last
We were nol present on the occasion, be;
ing particularly engaged in anticipating
the enjoyment of those fragrant Ilavannas
which Mr, Sehorn will present us with as
soon as his supply arrives; but we under
stand the music was lirst rate, and that the
audience behaved with excessive prcpneiy,
Iherp being no uproarious laughter or loud
talking on the part of any to attract nt
leniion lo themselves. During recess, nl
the suggestion of one of the audience,
deacons were appointed to pass round ihe
hat and lift a collection for the benefit of
the widow and iIip orphai. Of course,
while this pnrt of the exercises wns be
ing gone through with, dimes fell, "like
the raimdrops, without measure," or
"thick and fast as autumnal leaves in
brooks of VaMambrosa " Music, it is said,
haih charms io soothe the savage, and we
hnve no doubt the masculine part of Ihe
congrecation felt considerably mollified
about llie time ihey retired. The women,
God bless 'em, are never savagp, and do
not need the charm of music to render
liipir society endurable.
Seriously, however, llie members of the
Dand have acquired a degree of skill and
perfection on their resp-cltve instruments,
alike creditable lo themselves and lo Iheir
teacher, Mr. Ktiabe, who by ihe way is nol
only a proficient in the science of music,
but every inch a gentleman; but we sug
gest to them nol lo give nny more Free
Concerts. If iheir music is worth listen
ing to, it is worih paying for. People en
joy such thinas much belter when Ihev pay
for the privilege of being present. And
above all, boys, don't lift any more collec
tions il is nol in exactly good taste.
Laid Low. Gone JuWtl,
To the vile dust fr whence they sprung,
I nw. iit, iiiiliuiiiireil, mid uiiMiiig.
We learn from ihe Knoxville Plebeian
that the horse-tacks thai have so long
giaced ihe thoroughfaies of that city, are,
by an imperious dictum ol the Mayor and
Aldermen, laid low with mother earlh, and
thai7iicJnee,Morr,e racA-nui.'i now written
above the places where they ttice loomed
up in convenient array. We ate glad of it,
as the act affords unmisiakeable evidence
lhal the spirit of innovation is abroad, that
old things are rapidly passing away, and
lhal the cultivation of those delicious es
culents, Yams and Cutter Deans, no longer
solely engrosses the attention of the gen
tlemen whose high and special prerogative
it is io watch over and protect, with the
mantle cf their wisdom, the growing in
terests of the commercial emporium of
East Tennessee. Knoxville is fast becom
ing the "city on the hill side," whose ex
ample it to prove light lo the under
standings and lamp lo the feet of her less
enterprising neighbors. Cut, alas! poor
old horse-racks
Tears fell, when thou wert fulling,
From eves unused to weep
You rt cone! llequicscal in pace!
Boston, April 1.
Singular Statement Relative to
the MiiiiiF.R of Dit. Paukman. The
rumor Ihnt Dr. Webster was discovered
over the dead body proves trup. The stu
dent was returning to ihe lecture room lor
his overshoes, and found the doer locked.
He then went down through the basement
into the lower laboratory, and passed up
stairs lo enler ihe leclure room by Dr. W's.
private door. As he got into the upper la
boratory, he saw Dr. W. standing over the
corpse of Dr. P. Either by entreaty or
threats, ihe student was induced to lake n
solemn oath not to divulge what he had
seen, and the next day ho left for home,
down east. A short lime since he wns ta
ken wilh the brain lever, nnd in his deliri
um raved about .he mysterious murder.
Me called for a clergyman, nnd asked him
if he was bound lo keep such an oath as he
The result was that lie divulged all to
the minister, who came to Huston nnd in
formed Ihe government, but it was too late
lo use the evidence.
P. S. The name of the medical student
is Hedges. He belongs in Bridgewaiei,
and is the son of a minister. During the
exciiemenl and trial he had been in Maine,
hul is now in Boston. The report is on
irood authority.
Visit op Weksteu's Famii.v. Dr.
Webster's family visited him this afternoon,
and were lelt a few moments in his cell.
The interview was painful.
Washington, April 1,1850.
It 3eems that the national bereavement
has mellowed every heart: and that the
bitterness of strtle with which ihis session
hegan, is, hv the melnnchuly chord that
has now been stiuck, destined to resolve
uself inio peace and harmony. We shall
have n qutel and a useful session. Parly
spirit is about lo he rebuked, and sectional
differences ore soon to be arranged on a
common and nat.onal platform.
Clay and Webster are now the remain
ing Decemvirs of the Senate the trium
virate is gone forever.
Baltimore, April 2, IS50.
Mr. Calhoun's Funeral. The fu
neral of Mr. Calhoun look place to-day.
The Senate assembled at the usual hour.
The galleries and every part of Ihe Cham
ber was crowded by petsons axious lo wit
ness llie imposing ceremonies, and hun
dreds who had collected for the same pur
pose were unable lo obtain admission.
At I Z o'clock Ihe members ol Ihe House
of Representatives, preceded by its officers,
entered the Senate, ihe Line! Justice,
and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court of she United States, nnd President
Taylor and his Cabinet arrived soon nfier,
those present rising lo receive litem. The
President was conducted to a seat on the
riht of the Vine President. The Diplo-
malic Cons, who were largely represented,
occupied seats near the centre of the Cham
ber. Numerous officers of the Army and
Navv. and other distinguished men were
also in aticndance, on this mournful occa
sion, and occupied solas in the lobbies.
At twenty minutes after twelve o'clock,
the remains of Mr. Calhoun were brought
inio the Chamber in charge of the Com
mittee of Arrangements, followed by such
of the relatives of the deceased as were
present, the South Carolina delegation in
the House of Representatives, and oilier
friends, as mourners. The corpse was
placed immediately in Iront of the Vice
President's desk. After the performance
of ihe Episcopalian funeral services, and
the delivery of a brief and impressive ad
dress by llie. Rev. C. M. Butler, Chaplain
of ihe Senale, from ihe 7ih verse of the
tr'th psalm, the procession wss formed,
Senators Mangum, Clay, Webster, Cass,
King and Berrien, officiating as pall bear
ers, and p.oceeded to the Congressional
burying ground, where the remains were
deposited, Id await iheir removal to South
Carolina. The members of the Senate re
turned to their Chamber, and immediately
adjourned. Cor. Char. Cour.
Go-betweess. There is perhaps not a
more odious character in the world than
that if a go between by which I mean
that creature who canict to the ears of one
neighbor every injurious ohserualion that
happens lo drop from the mouth of another.
Such a person is the slanderei's herald, and
is altogether more odious thai) the slander
er himself. By his vile officiousness he
makes that poison effective which eUe
would be inert; for three fourths of the
slanderers in the world would never injure
iheir object, except by the malice of go
betweens, who, under the mask ol double
ft iendihip, act Ihe part cf douLle traitors
Election for Delegates in Geor
gia. The Koine Bulletin of the 4th inst.
The great election lor delegates came off
on Tuesday last. In this city there were
G3 votes polled of which Ihere were lor
Miller 53, Fouche 45, Cooper 12, no con
vention 11, Lumpkin 1, blank one.
If the polls were opened at any other
precinct in the couniy we have not heaid
of ii.
And so winds ibis great farce in
Fur.. Waller Mansell. living two miles
South of Athens, had his bouse and all its
contents destroyed by fire on Sunday last.
Another. No mail from beyound At
lanta yesterday, and we are consequently
without any thing very late from Wash
Boston, April 2.
The result of the trial of Dr. Webster is
enerallv npnioved by our citizens as in
accordance with the testimony in the case,
and has been ihe subject of uninterrupted
conversation through all pans of ihe city
since its close. It is understood the jury
after "oing out on Saturday night, at first
deliberated in silence for ten minutes, ihen
voted on llie question whether '.he remains
were those of Dr. Parkman. There was n
unanimous yea.
On Ihe second question, whether Web
ster commitleJ Ihe murder? There was
oiven vi ns and one nav. The nay came
from Mr. Benjamin II. Greene He sta
led his point of doubt, nnd nfier some dis
cussion, he declared il was removed.
The family of Webster was not informed
of the verdid on the nighl it was rendered.
Some friends, however, undertook the task
of preparing iheir minds lor il. The aw
ful disclosure was made to them on Sun
day morning, by Mrs. Win. E. Prescoll.
The scene was most hearl-iending. Ev
ery effort has been made by their friends
lo assuage the griel ol the alllicied wife
and daughters, who. Up to a bile hour,
confidently expected an acquittal.
Honors to Mr. Calhoun. A dispatch
from Washington, informs us that the U.
S. Senate have appointed a Commiiiee of
six, to convey the remains of Mr. Calhoun
to his native soil. The Committee com
sists of the following gentlemen: Mr. Ma
son, of Virginia, (who moved the resolu
iion;) Mr. Webster, of Massachusetts; Mr.
Berrien, of Georgia, Mr. Davis, of Missis
sippi; Mr. Dickinson, of New York; and
Mr. Dodge, of Iowa.
Mr. Cass offered a resolution to priM in
pamphlet form the proceedings of the Sen
ate, in reference lo the decease of Mr.
Calhoun, which was adopted.
There is a man up the country who al
ways pays for his paper in advance. He
never had a sick day in his life never had
any coins or toothache his potatoes never
rot the weevil never ens his when! the
frost never kills his coin or beans his ba
bies never cry at night, and his wile never
scolds. Kxchange paper.
And the pigs never break into his gar
den, his horses never run away and break
things his sons are all good boys his
daughters are all handsome he always
"sleep sound o'ni:;his" never has Ihe
nightmare and il he should die suddenly,
'with all his sins on his head uniepeuied
of,' he would not be confronted in Ihe
other world with n printer's account
dark as Erebus blackening in his sighi
like the ancient hand writing on the wall!
CO-The Jackson Mississippian invites
the delegates to (he Southern Convention lo
nice l in Ihnt ctlv. If ihey must meet at nl!
that would be the very place. They could
then sea Gov. Q,uitiuan and "that able
staff" wilh which he has been surrounding
himself for the great emi rgency.
The Washington correspondent of the
Baltimore Sun has the following in his let
ter of the 1st inst:
I feel almost authorized to say that the
slavery question will be nmicably settled
during the coming week. The Southern
members are ready and anxious to do all
ihey should be expected lo do under the
constitution. The only difficulty now ap
prehended, is from the few infernals who
have sworn to support the constitution and
Ihen talk of obligations superior to a "high
er powei!" This monstrous, damnable
doctrine has been repudiated at ihe White
Mouse, in Ihe most emphatic manner.
Oft at the hour when evening throws
Its gathering shades o'er vale and hill,
While half ihe scene in twilight glows.
And half in sun light glories still,
The thought of all thai we have been,
And hoped and feared on life's long way;
Remembrances ol jov and pain.
Come mingling with ihe close of day.
The distant scene of Youth's bright dreams
The smiling green, the rustling tree;
The murmur of the grass-f-inged stream,
The bounding of llie torrent free
The friend, whose lender voice no more
Shall sweetly ilnill the listening ear,
The glow that Love's firs, vision wore,
And Disappointment's pangs are here.
But soft o'er each reviving tcene
The chastening hues of Memory spread;
And smiling each dark thought between,
Hope soltens every tear we shed.
O thus, when Death's long nig-hl comes on,
And its dark shades around me lie,
May parting beams Irom Memory's sun
Blend solily in my evening sky.
The Unitt of the Human Race
Startling JroiraI. At the lale Scientific
Convention at Charleston, Dr. Molt read
paper on the Physical History of ihe Jews,
in relation to us bearing on ihe common
origin ol mankind, which gave rise to some
debate, in the course of which Prof. Agas.
siz said :
"For his own part, after giving to this
question much consideration, he was rea
dy to maintain that the different races of
men wert descended from different stocks,"
nd he regarded this position as fully sus
tained by divine revelation. The Jewish
history was the history, not ol divers races,
but of a tingle race of mankind; bul the
existence of other races was often incident
ally alluded lo, and distinctly implied, if
not absolutely asserted in Ibe sacred vol
ume." This expression of opinion produced a
strong sensation among the members of
the body.
For the Jllhcns I'osl.
Mr. Editor: Allow me, through the
medium of your excellent journal, to make
a few suggestions in regard lo dress to
those who may feel disposed lo favor me
with their patronage. Dark material, as
far ns convenient, should be selecled. .
Black silk for ladies is preferable to any
oilier kind ol goods, on account of its line
luster; satin gives n very rich drapery, but
with a strong light iIip luster is apt to be
rather loo sharp. There is a class of worst
ed goods almost destitute of gloss, which
is very difficult to define in drapery, espe
ctnlly where the complexion is light; these,
however, answer very well for a dark or
florid complexion. A very light complex
ion should be accompanied by a lightish
dress, in order nol lo afford loo strong a
contrast. Very young children may be
dressed quite light, except when it is in
tended fur ihem to sii with nn adult person,
in which case Ihe contrast should not be
too great md in all cases where two per
sons intend silling trgo.her, this should be
observed. Lnce nnd muslin collars, bor
deis, &c, should be nairow and open as
possible, or they reflect light on the fea
tures nnd thereby destroy the outline,
Linen, muslin, &c, take belter, if done up
without starch or ironed on the under side,
as it obviates reflection. White, light blue,
purple and light pink, should be avoided.
Had the frnmers of the Federal Consti
tution been as rigid "on points of inferior
magnitude" as those who would now slake
the existence of ihe Union on the proposii
lion to exclude ihe admission of California
wiili her present constitution as a State,
can any one suppose thai the Federal Con
stitutiun (which Washington said "was
the result of a spirit of amity and of that
mutual deference and concession which
.he peculiarity ol our political situation ren
dered indispensihle") would ever have
been adopted? Those whose circumscribed
views magnify the narrow and selfish ob
jects ol partial convenience ns of more im
poriance than the harmony, safety, and
happiness ol ihe whole, may be very hon
est in i heir notions, bul they are entirely
loo ethereil to be satisfied wilh such de
gree of perlection as it is within the power
of humanity to aiiain in the construction
of political institutions Southron.
Negroes in tub French Assemrlt.
The Island of Gaudalupe lias just elected
two negro citizens to ihe Naiional Assem
bly in Paris One of Ihem, Perincn, was
Governor of Marlinque under Ihe Provit
ionul Government established on ihe ruins
of .he French throne.
The New-Orleans Delta of Friday, says:
"Passengers on board of the packet boat
Natchez No. 2, arrived las. evening, stale
lhal lale frosis had greatly injured the col
lun plan, in the vicinity of Natchez, nnd
that ihere was a heavy fall of snow in that
city and vicinity, day before yesterday,
27ih ult."
The Wilmot Proviso Repudiated bt
the Legislature ok Michigan. The
Michigan House of Represeniauves on Ihe
I9ih of March passed resolutions sustain
ing the course of Gen. Cass on the slavery
question. Resolutions were then offered
by Mr. Leech, embodying ihe principle tf
the Wilmot proviso. They were rejected
2G to 37. Thus are repealed (by one
branch) the instructions of ihe last Legis
lature to Gen. Cass and his associate in Ihe
United States Senate, to vole in favor of
the Wilmot proviso. Michigan has now
done what mosi oilier Northern Slates will
soon do, New York included, unless the
Territorial question should be disposed of
at the piesenl session of Congress. Let
Ihis be remembered.
Eleven camels were imported into BaU
tttnore lasi week from the Canary Islands,
intended for the far west, lo lest wheiher
ihey can be raised and acclimated in that
Cholera. The Louisville Journal, of
the 2Sih ull., says-
"The steamer George Washington, which
arrived from New-Orleans yesterday, had
ten deaths of cholera among her passen
gers during the trip. The St. Cloud, from
Memphis, buried one of her colored firemen
here. His disease is reported not to have
been cholera. The cholera prevails lo
some extent along the lower Miisissippi.
As often as we bring to light ihe iofirmi
ty of another, we set our own on ibe can
dlestick with it.
Newcastle Coal at Pottsville. Tbo
strange fact is slated that coal from New
castle, England, is liken lo Pottsville, lo
be used in the workshops of ibe Reading
Railroad Company, the price of it under
Ihe present tariff being lower than Ameri
can coal.
If you love your son, give him plenty of
the cudgel; if you hate him, cram him with
Childish Murdeb. "Mother, I goes
the baby won't cry any more, lor I've kil
led il and thrown it out doors." The Ded
ham (Mass.) Democrat relates lhal these
are the words which a little girl io that
town, only four and a half years old, ad
dressed lo her mother, upia hei relursj
from short absence; and mat ibe baby wsa
found under the sink spout, with a cot ua
on its wrist, from which il had bled almost
lo death.

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