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s BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1850. VO LUM E NUMBE It 101. TIE ATHENS POST o TKIlMSi THE POST will bs published every Friday nt 2 per your, payable within three month from tho time ol siihscribinss $2,.ri0 in six months or $3 if payment is delayed until the expiration of the year. Advertisements will be ehnreed l per Square of 1 i lines (or less) for the first insertion, nnd 2.) cents for each continuance. A liberal deduction made to those who advertise by the year. Persons sending advertisements must mark the number of times they desire them inserted, or they will be continued until for bid and charged accordingly . (fcj- For announcing the names of candi dates for oflice Three Dollars, Cash. Job Work, such ns Pamphlets, Minutes, Cir culars, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, &c, will be executed in a neat and workmanlike manner, lit short notice, and on reasonable terms. All letters addressed to the proprietor, post paid, will be promptly attended to. Persons at a distance semliii; ns the names of four solvent subscribers, will be entitled to a fifth copy gratis. No communications inserted tm'ess aceom panied by the name of the author. fj7-Ollice on the West side of the Public Square, uext door but one above the Post Office. THE POST. ATHENS, FRIDAY, AUG. 30, 1850. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Aug. 18. Tlie Houc made no progress yesterday, IB the civil nnd diplomatic bills. There is very little disposition to transact any busi ness. The proceedings of tlie Committee of the Whole, are frequently interrupted by the want of a quorum. Tho territorial bills cannot be taken up on Monday. According to present appearances, they are likely to lie on the Speaker's table for a week or two. 1 have, some doubt whether they will pass in their present form, if at all. The South ern members will certainly not vote for the I Texan boundary hill, till the bills establish ing territorial governments shall pass Should they do this, it is probable that the Northern members would next pass the, California bill, and leave the territories as they are. But this difficulty can be obviated by com bining the territorial bills with the bill for the adjustment of the Texan boundary. I learned yesterday, that several Southern conservative democratic members have dc termined to propose this course and among them sre Mr. Speaker Cobb and Mr. Linn Boyd. When tho Texan bill is taken up, the Speaker can. by arrangement, recognize mambor who will move lbs New .Mexico bill as an amendment; and another who ill move to amend the amendment by adding the Utah bill. Any intended motion for adding the Wilmot Proviso may be thus cut off, The three bills, thus conjoined, may possibly pass, and go back to the Senate where, if it pass at all, it will be by a very close vote. It is stated that Massachusetts has in rressed her population since 1840, by two hundred and fitly thousand, and that ill tho Eastern State have increased in pnpula tion. The reason is obvious. Employment became mere diversified every year, and labor more diviicd, and emigration to the grain-growing districts of the West is very much checked. At the same time, crime has in tho same proportion increased. In the annual addres of Governor Brigg and of tho Myr of Boston, the "alarming increase of crime'' is mentioned, and it is added, that, '-at the rato with which violenco and crime have recently increased, our jails, however c pacions, will be scarcely adequate to the necessary requirements of society. Tho Secretary of the Board of Education says. 'what wo call civilization and progress have increased temptation n thousand fold in this cout.try, ten thousand fold;" that, among us, 'all that is base and depraved in the human heart has such full liberty, and wide compass, and hot -timulus to sction, a have never been known before; that wickedness, not less than virtue has i's steam engines and its pnwer presses and its lightning telegraphs," and he adds that "those external restraints of reverence for authority am' dread of religious guide and of penal codee, aro now lifted on". It must be seen that the tendency of these things is towards an arbitrary system of government. Mr. Fillmore transacts business at the White House during the day, and then retires to a private residence on the heights of Georgetown, not being willing to hazard his health by sleeping in the vicinity of malaria. General Scott has taken tho Demenon house as his residence, for ihe I'-nn of the present administration. I am not sure that ho does not expect to remove thence into the White House. Cor. Char. Cow. We have a devil, says the Albany Knickerbocker, who would make an ex cellent politician. He ia the biggest liar that ever walked, and tella a falsehood with the cheek of an auctioneer. Ihfanticide. The paternity or a new. borninfant, found dead in a run it Pitts, burg on Tuesday, has been traced to a young single girl of very respectable fami-fj-i "d aha i held uodei arrest THE REGISTER AND THE POST. The Register of last week has taken our article of the lOih, altered it, and made ns to ay some very pretty things of oursell niuch prettier perhaps than almost any tint? else would have ventured upon. Under the circumstances, we have no doubt it was the very bent thing it could do, as tho pa raph rase contains a bout ns much origi nality of thought anil sentiment as most of the. Iil-rary effusion that have emanated from the rather ex'raordinary genius who fathers it. Tho register evidently feels the awkwardness of thn situation in which it ha placed itself in record to tho Road, and is willing 10 venture into any absurdity to ecpn the responsibility which it hi in curred. Wo nitii,; briiii? it back to the point. Ai long ns there wa any chance to embarrass the operations on tho Road it left no opportunity 11 n i. 11 proved. Rut some how it o'i.or the work was ptt-hed along in de spite of its efiort. and at present there is a pret'y fair prospect for it early completion to the Tennesson river. Whatever may have been the moD'tiri of the Register, its P,ai!road articles admitted of but one infer prctation to wit: that the writer of them was opposed to thn enterprise. His dis claimers are of no weight while his articles btond on record public opinion has been unanimous in assigning him tho character of in enemy nnd that opinion was made up by reading his articles, and not by what tee said about them. And when the Regis ter asserts, as it has done, that the light in which it is rog.-.Hcd by t!in public in refer ence to ihn Railroad is owing to our repre sentations of its cuurse,and in the same ar'icle says that we are such a notorious character and ho well known that no one pays the least attention to whnt wo soy, it furni"hes very pood evidence that it is rath er hard run, and would filnilty escape if it only knew which way to turn. The an nouncement a few weeks since that a con tract for the iron rails and equipment for the entire Rood from Daltnn to Blair's Ferry wa being made, appears to havp fall en upon the ears of the Register fulk with the startling eff-ct of a clap of thunder from a clnud!e-s sky, and convinced them of the npce-.sity of changing their course; and flf tr some consultation, it was agreed to quit the Railroad for a while and take up a good deal les imports rt subject onrelf with the hope, if lhcy.ouid silence our paper, of getting themselves right before the public. Well, as wo said before, we were glRd of it, and in our reply wo went farther than al most any other person would have done in assisting them to get right. But instead of appreciating tlie motive, our kindness and lib'-ralilv onnears to have thrown them off their balance entirely, to have wounded them grievously, excited their spleen to an alarming degree, and turned the natural milk and water of their dispositions to ga and wormwood. Now they ought not to have let that, opportunity pass unimproved, as we cannot afford to he doing the clever thine all the time. We must bring them back t" 'ho rack, whether the provender sui's them or not. If our memory serves us right, it is tic Register's courso in re gard to the Railroad that has been and still is at isue whether that paper ha been an enemy or a friend to the enterprise and not whether Mr. Swan. Mr. ilcKee or Sam. P. Ivins is llio greatest man. the best editor. or I lie most intolernbln hunibugger To be a great man require", sonin attribute which neither of u possess to be a good editor depends upon 8 judicious exorcise of the scissors, nnd (irmness enough to reject all arncles for which one would not willingly become peror,alj responsible, and to bo a great homhugger presume a degree of gul libility on 'he part of the public which wo suspect never had ar. existence except in tho minds of the gentlemen of the Register. Nor is it in ih h-at incident to tho matter in hand, whether t!e eiilor of this sheet cyr mndn proposition t- print Demo, era 'its paper, or whether tho Register's right bower, agreed in '47 to vote for a Democrat for Supreme Jud-.'e in tho event tho Demoi crats of old Knox would assist in placing him in a positi m to give such a vote. (You had as well tread lightly o'er the ashes of tho pa!, dear friends of ours, or you may Micceul in waking up some very unpleasant reniiniccncc.) These things have nolhi ing to do i'h the Register's course in re; eurJ k,thi Railroad, and we don't intend it --.-aim in that way. It would be doing in.v.i ion wrioii an injury to gratify iheih . 1 1 1 with a per-onal controversy iney n in quite equanimity enough for a work of that sort 1 hey are rather too irritable for men cf heir acknowledged nerve, and manifest most loo much spleen when pressed to the wall, and display 100 much ill nature to auit the temper of the time. We know the time haa come when the Register is compelled to change its coarse in regard to the Road that it must hence forth either remain silent, or come out and give it a sincere and earnest support. Whenever it furnishei tangible evidence thai it ha adopted the latter course, we shall announce the fact with great pleasure, for we would even now rather have it a friend than an enemy of the Road. Nor shall we attempt to cast any obstacles in (he way of its return to a right course, if it will odopt a straight forward policy; but we cannot afford to let it relievo itself by con tinually asserting that wo have wilfully mis represented it, and that it has always been a friend to the Road. We know, also, that it will eut a sorry figuro at first in the position which it must soon assume; but let it adopt tho right course at once, and bold, ly and fearlessly pursue i', cense it fault finding nnd unwise and uncalled for cen sures, and it may yet atone, at least to sonm extent, lor the errors of the past. If it. will do this, even we may he induced 10 assist it in relioving itself from the respon sibility vhich its erratic course is bringing upon it. In the mean time, while it i in the nc, cessnry state of transition, or rather, being born again, if it thinks there is any thing connected with our past life, either personal or political, that will afford entertainment to its readers, and it will inform u of the fact, we will take pleasure in furnishing it with full and correct data, as nothing gratifies us moro than to bo ablo to serve those gentlemen who seem to ihini; thnt their position is such ns to entitle them to the lasting gratitude and services of every one to whom they may have found it con venient or profjtablo to extend the common courtesies of life. We don't know exactly the amount of gra'ituda claimed by those friends whem the Register squints at, and it may be advisable, perhaps, to get a Clerk and Master in Chancery to take an account of the matter, and thmi we will know pre cisely how thick and fast to lay it on, We have ono little request to make of thn Register before closing, which we hope it will comply with, for tho sake of some of Us friend, whom it has already injured quite enough; and that request is, that it preach no more patent sermons nbontriencf ship until it becomes capable of apprecia ting the true meaning of the term, nnd to bear in mind that those only are justly chargeable with the sin of ingratitude who wantonly attempt to inflict injuries upon the hand that has always proved itself rea dy to rssist them in their anpimtioiis for plnco ii.d power. Baltimore, Ang. 20. Important from Washington. In the United States Sennte, on Monday Augur t I!), the Fugitive Slave Bill wns under the consideration of ihe Senate, All motions to amend were rejected. The vote in eve ry instance being yeas eleven, nays twen, ty eight. 'n the United States House of Repre. sentnlives. on the same day, a motion to take up the Utah, California, New-Mexico and Texas Roundary Rills was rejected; tin vole being ninety-eight ayes to ninety- eight nays; a majority of two thirds in the affirmative being titcedsary for the success of such a motion. Nothing will he done by the House rel ative to the great question now distracting the nation before the Appropriation Dills are passed, which will he most probably on Saturday next." A Terrible Tragedv. A Daughter Murdered by her Father. An awful trage dy occurred at Philadelphia, Hancock coun ty, Indiana, on thn evening of Th'irfday, tho th inst. The circumstances of the cio nre these: A man by the namo of Thomas Kennedy has for year resided in Hancock counry, who, with hi family havo been considered disrepututablo members of socie ty. A difliulty had existed between Kenne dy and his wifo fir sonic time past. Ibis difficulty had increased to such an extent that the authorities had been compelled to interfere in order to protect his wife from personal violence, and the whole family from ejectment. About a month since, Kennedy was brought before a justice, charg- ed by hi wife with threatening to kill her, , and he was bound over in the sum 01 tf iw to keep the peace. On Thursday night Ken nedy had been drinking freely, and, after making a great disturbance in tho neighbor hood of Philadelphia, repaired to his farm, situated a short distance from the town. About midnight tho ncighbood was alarmed by tho discharge of firearms and the cry of murder; and the terrible announcement was made that Kennedy haj blown out his daughter's brains. Medical aid was of no use, for the braina of tho joung woman store blown completely out of the skull, and she ceased to exist. It is supposed Kenne dy, in hie madness, bad assaulted his wife j and family, and in doing so, destroyed the' life of his best child. The nnfurtunato man ia in good circumstances, lie was arrest ed on Friday morning. Cincinnati Dispatch Fifiy years ago there wire on'y Uisst-J l.er. oke us rs if in ihe greatest Imre done to Hie feelings, ami of efforts hundred Catholics in Glasgow; now there I amazement, and said, "I think you ought made in defence of strict and suber olcu aro seventy thousand. J be ashamsJ." j laiions. TIE MODERN CLERGY Sydney f-milh, ft' the hrvi""'"! rl's century, described the current seimons o' his own church as heiiig chiefly character, izod by decern debility. Mr. Whipple, the Nen- England reviewer, appear to have hardly more exalted opinion ofthe discourse of tho clergy general at the presfnt time, judging by some remarks in hi vigorou and eloquent ortioe on "South' Sermons." At the conclusion of that nhly written pi per, ho comes down upon tho "c'encal icicles" of pur doy in f tie following trucu lent and daring fashion : "It fceem to is thnt theology is fast falling behind the other professions, in regard to iho charneier and iiitclligencp demanded in its professors. Depth r. m -ehennon, a largo knowing in . - 'r(f- '! dissecting evidence onu mo - lives, a genera!-f' rce of bing which ncver ; Brief ns is the interval since e hnc! nc yields to moral or intellectual timidity, are j casion to hail thn passage of ihs fundamen- not now jnsi-sted upon as neep9ry to the clergyman. The toleration awarded 10 feeblo sermons is ihe Khorpest of all sih-nt satires on tho decline of divinity. Forcible men, men possessing sufficiei.t vigor and vitality to 'get along in the world,' riifh almost universally into the other professions. Law and politics, in this country, draw into their vortex Mindr.,!i of scholars who ought to be pti -ichers of God's word both to law and politics. If a youth of education does not evince enough ui.d"rttnnding l" evidence or tear nway the defences of 0 sophism, if he 'acks sufficient nerve to badger a witness or amputate a leg, his parenU 'hink hirn eminently calculft'ed fur thnt other profession, whose members aro to scr lter the reasonings of Home and Diderot, to smite wickedness in high places, to lay bare the laeiiess of accredited sins, to brave with an unflinching front the op position of the selfish nnd tho strong, and tn dre, if need be. ail the powers of earth and hell in Ike cnu of justice and truth. This, we need not sr.y, is all wrong. If tho powers of darkness and delu;i( n are strong in oil the rcngth of bid passions and sophistical vices, let ihoin lie opposed by mrm whos spirfi are of the greatest size and divim at mettle;' by men who have the arm t( smi'eam! the brain to know; by men whose souls can tlmd oil 'li'i-e mazes of dec-it through which sin eludes tho chas" of the weak in heart and the sinnll in mind. Without fi.ie of character, there pun he no f-,r-i-.,( rii!;wt'n V,'orils never nsh onl with pt-'fK'iasivo or awful power from a feeble hnort." YiEt-oop Whkat. The Macomb (Mich ijan,) Gazelle lately staled thai Ira Phil ips, of Armada, in that county, raised from two aw of ground one hundred and twen ty-four bushels of wheal. That appeared to bs a very large story to believe, siztytwo bushels to the acre, narlicularlv when the fact is taken into consideration that forty bushels to the acie is considered pretty fair for the mellow soil of the Geneese Valley, when well cultiva ted. But the Mormons of Salt Lake or Utah, make still larger drafts upon our credulity. An account from thence says: 'Seventy-five bushels of wheat to lite acre is itio ordinary yield when sown broadcast, but one hundied and sixty bush els have been produced from a Miigle bush, el of teed, when planted in (Jri'l. Corn only grows tolerably well, in coti-;equeni:e of the nig'.i's being too cold. Potatoes are easily rown, and produce abundaiitlv . Alltliesiiulli-rgraiiisliiiijri-.h. 'J'ne usu al time to begin ngricoliur.il work is at om the first of April In cousi-q-ivnce of the proximity of mount mis, winch nre always covered with snow, there is vtrv Imle ram. and the lauds are irrigated by- tm-ans of ca nals hi the base ol ihe hills. All we can fay to the above is, that we ihink that in Michigan and Uian thev j must have considern'ily larger sited acres than we have iu this State. j . . , ! , , ! A singu ar explosion occurred on Iho sr. rival of the six o'clock line from New York for Philadelphia, at Newark, Now Jersey, 00 Tu. sday morning l ist. A keg of yeasl whs put 1.1.0 tagiiage crato, when it exploded with trrmendous force, icurnii; off (i)t; ,(J 0f tic crrvl,., throwing the keg at ), gf,.. c,,p, j ,)0 jr. t i0 udoU at the feet of a bystander, having kiwcki d 0110 man , , . . , , , .. ! down and completely covered h.m with l'roih, and -cattrrcd ihe contents on the passengers, giving them a ludicrous appear- i aill-O. JNU IIVCS lost I I Ait Ncinr.Nr Earlv this moronic, at ibp ' Jail, a wel! eVscd mn rre.etH himself! CMT " ' then live to see its success lor six or even and do'min.'cd to be ik n into custody. He j CPnlurlPS after wards; but al present a man was asked what crimo ho had commuted; waits, and doubts, and hesitate, and cun when ho replied, that he was tho murderer i bis brother, and his uncle, and hts of Dr. Parkman, and that Dr. Webster was innocent. The keepers n fused him admit tance upon such grounds. 11 was eater, wards ascertained thai the nun b longed tn South Boston, and wa insane. Ho refused ogive his name. Huston Traveller, lGlft inst. The other evening a lady, who prptend- mil In l.p In. I nJ(ii until lierlipan IiaA trail BE OF GOOD CHEER. Be of good cheer, friends of the Union ! Give no heed to the Bugtiries, "Sadder than r.w.fi"iif on the midnight hlM," of thop who prophesy defeat, in the People's Hoiip, of the mea-ures which, in the true "tiirit of the Constitution and of an enlight eiien Patrioti-m, have already passed the Senate for the restoration to tho country of Peare, Harmony, and Union! Whenever the wish is not father to such thoughts, unreaii.n'-Mt! apprehension fear, such a "oft betrays like tre.ison" unmans the mind, unnerves the resolution which enables men to breat such n crisis as ths present, and by cnnrnpeoiis, generonu, and united , effort, to carry their country triumphantly , inroci 11. i Inl net ol Blju'rr.cnt of the knotty and vex atioiis Territorial controversy, it has yet been long pnnugb to confirm Ihe confident trust which we then pxpresjed, thnt time would prove, bryond the doubt of any reas, onab'e Seing, the dvo'ion to thn peace and harmony of this Union of the mass n,' Ihe People, nnd the determination to suffer no schemes of disunion or of mere faction longer to disturb the ono or tho oth;r. In the hundreds of newspapers which have reached us since the pasage of the Texas Boundary hill, carrying tho California bill ami iho New Mexico Territoriiil bill in its trn in, firn only in the South one in this ciiy ami anu'her in the city of Charleston as far as we hit ve observed, have denounced, ridicnle.l. or oiherviso shown hostility to this bnnign nr-a-urc; nnd in the North only one st-ems almost willin" to hozard a C(n fltct ..farms between ono or more States and the General Government, rather than t' consent to thn measure. To those who thus, from two extremes of sectional fueling, in mere hate of each other, seem disposed to . unite to defeat this pacification, and, as a con-ipqnentp, to possibly involve tho country in a Civil War, we havo no argument to offer: they are beyond tho reach of it. We trust that we have not in the Nor'h or the South R "iugl" r-mler who coincides in their policy, or regards with any sentiment hut horror their vindictive and sanguinary p.ir jioeos. No ! I,oi s:ic!i as d"em it clorii to destri y Jitufi 111(0 ljlod. the suck of cities seek, oitiji'-viii .J. - . i'l ilie widow' J lit- virgin's "brick, and infant' trembling ci ) I .ViiM-iM. For the Post. LINES TO MISS SARAH BV J0I1M F. P0WE1. Well, Sally, "il.irlin,' if vou wiah To know what 'm to he Furs ikon hv the one we love, Just listen, child, to lue. Whilst I, 111 cii-v rhyme rlaia The tale ol grid to Ihte. Imagine, if you please, an oak Whose gmnt lo-m hath stood, A thousand years upon the plain Ilnof monarch of Ihe wood. Suppose t'.ie thiindtr'. iiin-1'iil stroka To lull upon this gitnt oak. Will not the hioom then on his chsek As surely pass away. As if the wnh'ring hand of lims Hal siiio'- him wiih decay ? And will his shaiictM trunk not show, N tiiue can heal the venglul blow ? So stoutest hearts must wither, fads, And fall hen-aih Hip stroke That iiim-q iitl-ii love convey?, As l.t'les and 'alls ihe o ik. No tune can he ai ill wound that's I Hy disappointment's pierciuj bla-ls. Want of Coukahe. Sydney Smith, in bis work on moral philosophy, speaks in this wise of what men lose for the want of a little brass : . , . , . r . , . . , . . .. world tor the want of a little conrs?". Ev erv dav st-nils to their craves a number c' obscure tiir'i who hav only remained ; ob-iurnv because their timidity lias pre vetiied tliein Irom making a first effort; and who, H they could only have he-n indiKtu to ht sin, would in all probab hty have cone ereat lengths Hi the career of fame. Tlie 'l 'l m order to do Bnytliins ir. tins world wtrtli doing, we must not stand shiv,n,, , banli al, l!llllltm, ()f lne co, a,j ,ne danger, but jump in an I scramble ihroush as well as we can. It "I" "l " 1 't-rTiiiimy risks, as. belore Ihe b Until when a man could consult his Inends upon an intend, d pub fits! cousins, and hts particular IrienJ till one fine day he finds that he is sixty five 1 ears ol age that he li lost so much time in consulting first cousins and par ticular Inends, that lis has 00 more nine left to lollow iheir advice. There is such little time lor over Fquramishnes at pres ent, the opportunity so easily slips away, the very period of life at which a man chooses to venture, f ever, is so continp l, that it is no bad rule in preach up the ne cessity, in such instances, ot a iitHe vi Dr.ATH of a Fonc.F.r.-.Mounding Din closures The MaiUsoifijanU Robbery, tie, Among !hi victims of the cholera on Monday night last, ivaV 4 convict in the Indian penitentiary, at Jefler-onville, nam ed Rom. The Louisville Courier, of the I6th, gives the following astounding dis closure? made by him : "lie wns sonfenced to the penitentiary for si- years, under a charge nf having rohbe-l the hink at ATadion, la., of some !ji'2w.CnO, and his sentence would have ex pircd next month. Our readers will recoU lect that this robherv took place nbout sev en years since, and created great excite ment nttheHtne, and suspicion was cast upon some men occupvins high places. The money was never found, and to this day, as has been ascertained by a memo mndn kept by the b.ink. not a dollar of the1 Volen notes has ever been put in circu lalion. "Root was a man of bad character, and as he wis at Madison about ihe time of the robhery, he was pursued, arrested, and on trial was convicted of the crime, al thoush nothinri positive was proven against him, and notwithstanding he almost posi tively proved an alibi. "On his death bed Monday night, be freely confessed to a number cf forgeries and crimes, and implicated as being con nected with htm in hi9 forjery transactions a person who is at present a resident of this city, and who is now reputed to b worth his hun Ired thousand dollars! He, however, most earnestly and solemnly de" nietl having ever had anything whatever to do with the Madison bank robbery, or of knowing any thing about it either directly or indirectly." Junn Fernandez, the old residence of Alexander Selkirk, (Kobison Crusoe,) and his man Friday, ha been visited lately and his caves discovered. Tho island la lhirten miles l-insr and four wide; lis shore nre a pile of barren rocks, some of j them 2000 feet hi.'h, splintered and sepa hv eartitquakes. Wild horses and I coats, of excellent eating, ab.iund. r ish j, ahn,nnt and lol.iters easily procured. The soil is excellent for potatoes and corn; peaches and erapes thrive m every valley, and strawberries 111 their season. Ihe is land is resorted to for wood and water. Juan F. is now the Hotanv Ray of Chili. A writer who was there March II, Says . "It affords a very indifferent harbor, and has only twelve inhabitants, five men and seven women, all Chilians, except one man, who aitl he was governor of the is land, liiat his name was Worth, and that he was a native ol Maine, fie had lived on the island three" yars. Tuere are five houses or huts made of poles, interwoven with straw; affording a good protection from the weather. A romantic souni lady fell the other j day into the river, an I was near drowning, hut succor heini fortunately at hand, she was drawn out sen-eess and carried home. On coiuiiiir to, she d-M-Ured to her lamilv that she must marry him who had saved her. "Impossible," said her papa. "What is he already married t" "No." "Wasn't it 1 1 1 m 1 iuterisit) yo'in man who lives here in our neighborhood?" "Dear roe, uo it was a Newfoundland dog." Suspicion. "Wile, wife, what has be cine of Mir- gropes? ' "I suppose, my dearj the hens have pirfc"d them off," was lief ino.li-rftP! reply, "Hens hens somo two legg'-d hrnl gneij-s," paid the husband with some iuipo'ti .sity; to which she calmly re plied, '-.My dear, did yu ever t-eo any othor kind?" "The girls who remain torpid in their girlhood, cold as the reflection of a moon in a well," says n sharp writer, '!are pret ly sure to repay themselves for such ill timed sobriety, by a glowing meridian ten years after dale. 1 detest even virtues that are uiina'."tJ'. I ha'e a matronly miss. The cat should begin by being a kitten." Some queer chap says that srain is treas ted hke infants when the head becomes heavy, it is cradled: fcntl generally it is well thrashed 10 make it fit for use. The ci!i:or of tho IVttnit Advertiser amities Postmasters, that by tho tenor ol the census bill. Assistant Marshals havo th8 pr.vlcrre r franking all matter counseled with tlie performance of their duties. Ssoine writer nn'-p tbc following observa tion, winch is fn.'l of the fine gold of truj wisdom : "M'-n slight the good they have, in I'm anxiety f.ir tiie grod to come. They waste their oil for to-day in fruitless at tempts to procure a supply for tho morrow, 1 'or jetting that Ho who replenishes the truie is inexhaustible." It is str.ted that Mr. HUmoro hn two brothers, who have nmo timo past resided 111 Washtenaw county, Michigan, one a hmio carpenter, the other a blacksmith by trade. A convict in the Ohio Sts,to Prison, maJet hi escape over tho wall in rather a singu lar manner, tho othr day. Ho crawled into a cannon, and got ono of his companions tn shoot him over the fence. He landed ia tho next county. Li.'iit constables and a bed cord in pursuit of him. The mm that killed himself hv eati.ig a picklod elephant i 110 better, snd Hie doctors expect ho will long remain so. A school mistr?ss advertised lately for n-i asisiant accustomed tn confinement. Siio received an auwcr from the mother of twelve children.