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r. IV INS, Editor and Proprietor. 7WfI-.W.S'. C-2 a uear. navable within three months from the tine of sub'cribing : $3,5(1 in imoiith I, or $.loi me cxpirauon nj mcj. ft.V'i paper diicmttiitutd until all arrear age! are paid, except at Ike option of the Fub- For announcing the names of candidate I for ffict $ 3, Cath. ATHENS. tIMDAY, FEB. T, 185:. (r VV. Thomson, is the authoiized igem lor (lis "Post," in the city ol Balti oiore, Md. f p v are authorised to announce OI. ItOBRRT McNKLLEY n candidate in ,,.,,.. ml MeVtinn eonnty in the lower brar.eli i f I X Stale Lei-ln'nrp. vs Wf nrt- till'h iriz-'d find requested to .Mi.n.MS. R. !!i;CHANAN, of Polk. as n eniulidn.- for Jnlnl Ripreseiitative In llm nn ,M.tiln'iifi' ir I tie counties ol Moii'n-. I'll Mild AlcMinn. ft-r- We urn authorized and requested t ,.ivMic JESSE C. MOORiJ. nr Polk Cuv'i'v. as a candidate fur Joint Reuresen. Ulivetothe next Les-islature for the di. 1: rt composed nf the counties of Pulk, Monroe, and McMinn. Inn. 3. 1851. fff- The Lord permitting, EMer Ifaac Moure, agent of die Am. Bible Union, will preach at the Presbyterian lUrcting house in thi plnno. or. Lord's day evening next, at fundi- lighting. Me lias i" appointment lb forenoon of me day at Ml- lUrnmny Baptist home, 7 miles east of Allien. There wan nn error in our last Augusta quotations or Lard and Baron. They should bave bren quoted at 10 en's, each, per lb. New Orleans, Jan. 29. Cotton waa active yesterday and loJay.--Pricea are firmer. Baltimore. Jn. 30. The -learner John tdntns. Ir .in N Orleans for Cir'r'i nKii stink, and one hundred d'Ck paait-rei-rs n.oatiy emigrant, were drown ed. A I of :!) eal.in pssener were saved iVtr. K"iitoul has neen el-eud U S. Sena tor from MaaciMtf" tt for ih short term. Charles T. James, Democrat. was elected I" lb U. S. Senate today from Rhode Island for six years. Davidson Countv. We gther from the Nashville papers thai there is already t prospect of a .muss' in Davidson couni) bout rand dales lor seats in ?lie n'Xt Leg i itr.'. VV" ' ill" 'inte-mr' expert a better exnmple from the Whigs of David con. fy-The proceeding of a Demorralie meeting held in ihi place, nn Monday list, will he found in our paper today. One of thf. reul.'ion goes it p'eity -trong for ihe pre-"'"' 0 V'tiv. WVl, that's all right weenn b.o' U"V Tr m-dile next Aiiqiisi I'' voii rto'i'1 h!i "tr it. you i'1 I y u-i (jp. (l i ann'Mineoil in son e "f lh pa per that Gn. S D. J-c 'bs, . f Kiwxville hi been apn oni-d l-i Assistant Post Ms ter General. The p"l i high and respon ible on, and ihe dunes require uprior business cspicitie. Th Citi or Ai'gi-sta Tha Augusta Republic says: Full return have been r -eeived from all tha wards, and we are plead In know, that the who popuii'mn of our city now mount to over twelve theusand. The pnpu'ation of Augusta, as taken by Ihe census iii im.j, amounted to 7.752 This rapidnv of increase i truly surprising. It i at least 50 per cent, in five years." The people of our section will be pleased to hear of "he npid growth in population and prosperity of Aujiuta. That city mu-t be one of the principal msrket for the pn duct of Est Tenner., and the exten. ain of our railroad will soon bring us in uninterrupted communication wtlh it, we lrut lli htitn- hume Iheie wj I rereiv.' that attention from our p-.-p.e. the buyer t well a 'h sellers, vlnrh a reripriily of iii'erei r!ictat's. Many person in this ill rectio i hive a ready found it greatly to their ailvan aif" to hn v t"e r Go'ul and Groce ries at Aogusia. and we doubt not many more will seek 'ho aame point aa the in- duMiitnls and business lacili'iea of ihe place b-Coine more fo,-raily understood, Ftcbe Fcrnkc " 'rn tht Ihe alnre of B'.'un & I?" P'n Ho"k, .M. is county, T oo . s et fire lo by ome c"'undrela op the night of the 29th ult., and burned down with 'l it conients. It is so paused y sture was robbei b.'fore being fired. P. S We have jut learned that the vil-1 lainrwho committed the above outrage have been arretted, and aro now in jail at Deca tur. Their name are said to be, Deather ge, Wilson, and Gideon. Full at Clcvelano. The tbl at tached to Mr. Stewart's Hotel, Cleveland, Bradley county, waa destroyed by fire on Thursday morning last. On of the Uge horse belonging lo ihe contractor tbi line, was bun-ed to death and three there severely injured. The fire is sup. ptaed lo base been caused by having Ian tera in the euble. Akothik. The dwelling or Jnha Dan. (Is mile north of A then, was destroyed by lire, with all it content, nn Saturday night laat. The family were absent when tbe f re broke out. (y- Jack ton . Li I lard have very ttv frtrir utklf of Chewing Tobacco. THE WHIGr CONVENTION. We noiice in several of ihe Whig papers auggestions to postpone Iho meeting of the Whig Convention to nominate candidate for Governor, until some time in March. We belcve the suggestion good one. The 'i'2i of Ihe present month, Ihe day hereto fore fpokeu of, would per hap be more un favorable than almost any time that could be aelt-cied. The weather is generally in clement, and in many part ol Tennessee the roads are in a most wretched condition during this month, and pro ably but lew delpgntet would be willing lo mako the journey from those parts of the Slate more remote from I ho designated place of meet ing. It in certainly desirable that all parts of the Slate ohould lie fully represented in the body which is to perform the important duly of selerling a suiiitb'o person lo bear aloft ihe Whig standard in the approaching contest; that there may be mi lieariliuriiiogs and bickerings after lha nomination is made, and that tho delegates from every section may return to their respective homes, and mingle with and diffuse among their neighbors and friends the spirit of harmony and enthusiasm which it is pre sinned will characterize their deliberation nil i In assembled in Convention. There are other reasons, too. why the time for assem bling should be postponed, but we will not top to refer to t lie in at present. We like the suggestion, and if it meet wi'li ihe ap probation of otir Whig brethren generally, should bo pleased lo sec the meeting fixed lor some time in M irch, say as late as the ill 'JOlli. What say our friends at Nash ville ! JC7" Tho excitement oboul the Spirit ual Rapping" i still progressing ill amno sect inns of the E'lst, and converts to the reality of the 'manifestations' appear to be increasing. Some folks aver lhat it is all humbug, and others equally intelligent be lieve in them v ry sineirely. The lot be long to 'hat clasa whoo fuilh is at least as large as a grain of mus'ard seed. Ono of these spiritual visitnnls is represented to have recently "rapped down," in the most emphatic manner, in nnswer to ihe question propounded, that there is no "hell." and that the figurative "lake burning with fire and brimesiono" that Ihe preachers tell ua about, is all moonthim. This would be glo rious news for the politician and some of iur editorial brethren, if it could bo relied on; but we are afraid on (heir account thai that spirit has made a mistake, or is not thoroughly acquainted with the geography jf that dread country it pretends lo speak o positively sb"Ut. A any rale, we are certain of one thing if thero is no hot plate do n tl cm, there ought In bit. In his world, the biggest rascals frequently fare the Sest, while honest worth and mori l talent are poorly appreciated and worse iiaid. Wekiinwitrs have a thuinferin' hurd t ma of it here, llow i it with you, friend Parham? (Jr-We believe there were several 'de nnuncementa' of candidates for the Legisla. lure on Monday last. Maj. Jaa. Walker for the Senate Messrs. McKamy, AIcNelley, md McCarty for representative In the low er branch. If there are any more Maca in the : county willing to sacrifice their pecuniary and private interests to serve their fellow-, sinners in the capacity of law-makers we should like to hear from llietn. There is big Mc, tall Mc, and little Mc, out already. Hurrah for the Macs) From the way ihe wind set at present, we would not be at all surprised if tiiere were several severe spells nf weather be tween this and the 4th day of August next. Electrical Science or Lire. Dr. G. R. Wiil ams. kIio ha acquired c-nsid erab'e character as a Lecturer on Electro Biology snd Neurology, is now in our town and will deliver a Discourse on ihe snlij-ct, demonstrated by Experiments, at the Court house. hia .(Friday) evenins. Many per sons believe this Science nothing more th in a humbug, bul the numerous evidence fur nihed that there I more in it "than our philosophy evi r dreamt of," and the sjecess thai ha attended Dr. W' illusira'inna in every plate he ha viaited, are sufficient to shake the doubt of ihe most credulous. We subjoin ihe following paragraph in ref. jerence t Dr. William's lectures, from one of our coiemporsrie. Concert Hall wa filled last night with Ihe mosi faahionable audience that i-vr we have seen congregated in cur city, in Wit nese the experiments of Dr. William. We have -cn many experiment, hut none in eompiro with Ihnse performed by Dr. W. Weadieall ihose ho are anxious to wit ness Ihe Doctor's exprriinent, in purchase their tickets before night. St. Louis Or- 5" See Advertisement for 2d etin o' Athens Female Academy, in today's paper. The progress uf Mis Marchbanks' pupil dunng her first session et this place, i the best evidence of her efficiency e teacher, sad must ecur for the institution a largely increased pafrnnage. C3 ttention is invited tn ihe Card ol Mrs, II cm rn bets, in another column. Mrs. II. i a higt.Iy accomplished lady, and well qualified le leach the branches hn propose. If ynuwoeld know fanw a bull would look when hi tail is twisted, just ask a man for that little bill be ewe you." wkei be i talking to woman. CONGRESS. Tho Washington correspondent of the Charleston Courier, under dale of the 2!)ih tilt, says: We have now, in this city, a number of gentlemen representing the va rious projects connected with ocean steam ers, railroads, public lands, dry docks an I patent laws, river and harbor improvements, cotton and iron manufactures, &r. 01 course, the cspitol and every avenue to leg. islative influence is besieged by them. The deficiency appropriation bill was yesterday further debated, and amendinont were a greed to for thn increaso of the force o" the Pension office, and providing for oil assis tant Secretary of Stale with s salary of 3000 dollar, and two clerks of 1100. and I wo of 1000 each. Mr. Strong, of Pennsylvania, ollori'd an amendment ndd ng a bill of six sections for the modification of the To rill'. This is the project which has been spoken of a the result of consul'alion among per sons representing diflercnt srcl ions, and po litical parlies. It see.tis to be brought for ward with some confidence in its merit n nd in it ultimate soicess. But it i fotmil that the cotton maiiufiicturing interest, be. ing excluded from its becefitg, is decidedly and actively hostile to it. It an" rd ample protection to iron, glnss, hemp, woollen, re fined sugar and some oilier article. The ''miners of the Fchrme say that they were sMi-fied lhat I hey cou'd not carry nny pro position embracing cottons. Should the amendment be enlertnineil, it will probably be amended by admitting printed cottons; and then it is more thm probable that Ihe whole scheme will fail. Congress is dis posed lo go no further lltan tu reme.ly the delict in the present system by checking fraudulent invoices and undervaluations, and for that purpose they will create three appraisers at large, (o visit the dilFcrent ports. A Mopel Editor. A correspondent of ihe Bo-io'i Museum thus speaks of Mr. bright, editor of the Chronotype. He his been kii'iw n lo write with a p-n in each hand on two difiereul subjects, rock the era. die with his f-'ft, and whiatle Hail Coltnn. bia for the twin babiea, while intently pe rusing one of Parker's sermons, all at the same time. Baltimore, Feb, 1. The Cotton market steady. Lute advices ,'rmn Vera Cruz state thai Arista was in augurated President of the Meaican Re public, on Ihe 25th ult. It was supposed that he would recommend annexation lo the United Sta'cs, Tho robber of Adorns' Express has been arrested, ami $300 of tho money rrcovercd. D'Vid S. Kauhnin, a mombsr of the Hooflof Representalivea from Ts. died yesterday. Disease Affection of thu heart. N. V. Monet Market. The New York Journal of Commerce of Mondcy, says. There is i fair degree of activity in the market, with no change in the street rates, aiii'jough the bnnks are a little more strin went in lhir accmnmodaMons. We are again losing a portion of our specie, up ward of $1100,000 in gold having been drawn out of one hank this morning for shipment 100.000 to the Soul h, Ihe same amount l Liverpool by tho Asia, and art uf the balance to Canada. Gov. Quitman. Gov. Quitman has so far compromised with hi sense of official dignity, as id resign the ollice of Governor nf Mississippi, in order to attend his trial at New Orleans for participating in '.he Cuba invasion. In England every man is subjected to a fine, who is found wilking on a railway track. In this country the penalty exact ed t death. The children are so diity in a place on Cape Cod, thai a mother frequently gne in to the street and washes the face ol half a dozen children before she find her own. Mechanics Tin Eagle, published at Gontersville, Alabuma, say that a good Cabinet Maker, Silver Smith and Black Smith, are very much needed at lhat place. For the Jllhent Pott. Madisonville. Feb. 1, 1851. Tht ti'ne is drawing near when ihe pco. pie should look arnund and detennnpt' whom they wilt select to represent them in the next Legisla'ure. Permit me to propose through the columns of your paper th nam ofCapi. Geo. W. Morgan as a auitable person lor Joint representative, rli mgn minded, generous bravery ha endeared him all whu know him. and hi late gallant and patriotic achievement a in officer in ihe M-xiran war, have given him a name and a fame which will never be forgotten by In countrymen. 1 am convinced that lie would receive a large majority in Monroe county. Too many of her son have fal'en by hi side in battle, lie nas corn me ng ni her honor ihro-jgn loo many pern to oe ir;oiten. Let him consent then tn lecnme .. . i ..,1 I ; . csnnidste, ana we win enow mm nisi in gratitude is a alrangcr to old Monroe. A Votes. Alleged Insurrectionary Mote vent. -A card appears in the Mobile Tribune, signed 'Many Planters, vouched to come from a responsible source, calling on the planters of the Slates to meet in convention at Mont gomery on the 1st Monday in May, asserting that an attempt is being made by white persons to invite their slaves to insurrection and the massa cre of their owners, and cites one case where two white men are said to have thus tampered with slaves on a Dlantatioa where the overseer had 'just died. For the Mien Pott. EAST TENNESSEE MASONIC FE MALE INSTITUTE. Thisyouns and flourishing institution i located at Maryville, Tennessee, and is un der Ihe control of Iho Masunic fraternity. I's first session will closu on lho7th int. when tho seiri.annual examination of the classes comes oil' Thore nro sixty young lady pupil of Ihe Institute tho present ses sion, and its prospects for a large increase are quite flattering, t lie uoaru oi i trus tee i composed ol inemoers irotil uiuureni Lnd!?e. ThoB isrd his already procured a splendid super Piano, a good Philnsophi cd I and Cbninicnl Apparatus, to which addi lions will be mudu as the wants ol me school may require. A choice selected Ll brarv ha also been found, il, which is being constantly increased by the liberality of the Iro'ttdsol female education. The East Tennessee Masonic Institute has tin accomplished, ellicient ond talented Board of Instruction. Rev. F. Pop'', A. M.,the President, is a gentleman of fine scholastic attainments, and well cultivated talents, whose urbanity of manners, warm social feeling, untiring zoo I in the cause ol education, and long experience, are a sure gun rn nly for the proper moral and mental training of tho pupils. Mis Towiih, the Principal of the Academic Department, is a lady of excellent disposition, varied ac complishments, and lino literary alinir.- men's. She was educated at one ol the best institutions of the North; and has been fa vorably connected with the cause of learn ing as an ablo ond esteemed instructress, for some lime past, in Eist Tennessee, af fording universal sutisfuction. Mis Cate, Assistant in the Academic, and Mis Love, Principal of thn I'repiralory Deportm'iit. urn vountr Indies of eminent worth, flue'y cultivated minds, and are well qualified lor the stations they occupy. Ilinunnl"t instruclion i one of singular ability, and we feel e ntident that it is inferior to noun in Eist Tennessee- for ability, energy and learning. The next session will commenco nn the 1 5i h of this month, and will closo nn the 4th of July ivxt. Tho annual examination I the classes take place nn the 2d and nl of July, and on the 4lli it is expected lhat an address will be delivered before thn gra luatinrr class bv Mr Clmrles A. rmler, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Ten nessee. We feci warranted in saying lo parents and guardia' s, who have daughters ntnl wards to rilucate, (and lliey ought nil lo he educated) lhat they can do no belter than to send I hem tn Iho Last lennessee Alason ic Institute. Maryville is justly celebrated for llin purity of its moral atmosphere, the sociality and intelligence of its citizen, and its fine healthy situation; and it is now in a rspid stato of improvement. The ac commodations are ample and good. The building occupied by thu school is a fine, commodious, three story brick edifice, with two extensive wi:g, all well adopted lo ihe ourooscs for which it was erected. B 'aid ing can be had in the best private families on very reasonable ti rrns. The Institution, thoogh founded and cn trolcd by iho Mason, is not exclusive, nr if you prefer it, diatonic in its character, I'arther than Masonry and the general tl illu sion of a high-toned literattiro are tdrnli cnl. The great and primary object of ma sonry is tn ameliorate Ihe condition of so ciety; to elevate and strengthen the mural, social, and intellectual powers. The peculiar, distinctive tenets of masomy, orany sect, or order, wo feel authorised to say, will not be taught at the Institute. The daughter -if the Anti-Mason will receive the nunc strict and careful attention as the Mason's daughter, and no effort will be made to turn her from the faith of her fathers. Remember that the second session of the East Tennessee Female Institute begins on the loth of this month; that your daughter cm be sent to no better school; and thm she -hnuld begin with iho session. Still we have no war to make on other schools, and if you prefer sending lo one of them we have no sort of object inn. East Tennessee afford an abundant supply of the very best voung latlios, considered nmrally, socially, and intellectually, to crowd all our fchoola and a many more, Mid they should they must It educated. VERITAS. February 3J. 11. Temperance Hall, Jan. 22. 1851. OCOEE DlVLSluN S. OF T. ri. W P. communicated lo the Divi sion the sad and melancholy intelligence ol the death of our highly esteemed and wor thy Brother, Cnmpbell Boyd, lite Chnplain in Uoce Livision io. oi,c. ui i , mm Pastor of the Presbyterian church at Cleve land. Tennessee. Whereupon, on motion. Brothers D. C. Kenner, S. Bradford and J. A. Ruble were appointed a cumrnilleo tn draft suitable preamble and resolutions, who returned the following: Whereas, by a di-penaiion of Divine Providence we have to deplore the loss of our much esteemed and beloved Brother C. Boyd who departed 'his life on the morning of the 19lh inst. at his residence in Cleve land, Tennessee Therefore, Hetolced, Thai in iho death of brother C. Byd, this Division has lost a valuable and exemplary member, the country an amiable and highly esteemed citizen ni the Presbyterian church au ardent and devoted minister. Resolved, That this Division with which the deceased was identified in hi life, do deeply sympathise with his disconsolate wifeand bereaved friends in their irreparable loas; and can only point them for const la lion to the example and teachings of the deceased while living. D..k.f. lhat each brother wear Ihe - uual bailee of mourning for thirty days and ine asivisiuh if-u, w put u wvwiMiug e . m n I d n rr tl t,f lime. iur i" b - - Retnlted, That the proceeding of this meeting be signed oy our w. r. ana n. o. i ...n, h tent to the bereaved widow NIIW "l and friends and another be sent to the Amen Post for publication. R.M.EDWARDS. W. P D. C. Kek.ner, R. S. It is estimated that a man who eats three meals a day, a nan nour each for breakfast and supper, an hour for dinner, and lives to the age of three, score, spends ns much time during his life eating and drinking, as would be required in Cincinnati to slaughter. jress, uuu c-i - - - hundred and ninety-nine billions of I " i S1 A I I hogs, eacn weigning ov pounas i DEMOCRATIC MEETING. Monday last, pursuant lo notice, th-s De mocrats of McMinn held a meeting to ol. point delegates to the State Convention. Hon. J. W. BUckwell was appointed Chairman and G, W. Bridges, Eq., Secte tarv. On motion or D. W. Ballew, Esq., a committee of fife wo appointed by tho chair to droit suitable resolutions, compo sed of the following gentlemen: Messrs. D. W. Ballew, James Walker. Wnr.. B. Porter, John F. Sherman, and Roberi F. Bra den. The Committee having retired a short lime, reported Ihe following; Resolved, That we have viewed the pre sent chief magistrate of tho State both nn ihe civil arena and the battle field thai his vigilance ond wisdom in the discharge nf his executive duties have fully shown that, he knows how to govern aj well as to fiaht, that his courngo ond fidelity as a soldier, tried on mnny a hnrd.fnughl field are equal led only by his rare m -desty and univer sally conceded honesty ns a ma.i that his sterling worth ond heroic service ch'.l lenge thn support ond admiral ion of all who feel a glow of generous State pride thai 'Penne-seans will never weary in doing honor to tilt soldier who novrr Isnltered in Ins country's service and llnit, in honor ing William Trousdale, they would hut enst a flower upon tho graves of Jack-on', Carroll and Cnll'ee, whose compatriot in arms he wa. Resolved, That, while wo wi'l cheerful, ly nci'iM.'sce in the decision of the Demo cratic Slate Convention, to meet in Nosh vi le on thn 85th February, we are free to d-'dnre our onshnken confidence and firm reliance in Ihe honjsty, ability, and patri olisrn nf Gov. T ntisdale, and our desire of again honoring him so lung tried and ne ver found wtnting. Rftiihed, That the chairman of this meet ing appoint two deletinte from inch civil district, lo repieseni Mc.Vlinn cmin'y in the State Convention, and in the evr.l none of tliem nn end said Convention, Gen. E. Hick man mil E.O Eistliaii. Esq., of Davidson, ire requested lo act in their stead. Which wcro ontinniioii-ly ndoptedi and the chairman made Iho following appoint-mer.l-: 1st. Dis. No. Gnrrisnn and (. W. Wallis, 2d. Joseph Monroo and lloirnn Cash. :).. Jon.Tooiim and VV. II. liolhwell, lih. John Arwin and John Net1, uih. Col. J. limvon and Rus-el Line, 6th. Andrew Mellob'-rls, and VV. Brown, 7ib. O. VV. Mayo and G. VV. Bridge. 8th. Tuple)- Gregory and Ohetlinh While. S)th. Goo. Morris and L. L. Ball, 10th. F. P. Pettill and Henry Wolf. 1 1 1 It . Cha. S'nples and Moses Sweeney. 12th. Samuel Firestone and J. Hawkins, l;J'b. J. J. Elliott and Lawrence Brock l-tih. Robert Smith and J. C. Carlock. 15th. L. C. Peters nnd John Cox. 16th. Tliomtis Roger, nnd J. C. Weir. 17th. Cnpt. John Hanksand O. M. Liner. W.T. Bmckwell. E-q , offered Ihe fol lowing; reso'ution: Reimlved, That Ihe Democrats of McMinn regard the coming canvass as fraught with the utmost ComequencR lo tho party that success call bo secured only by union and h irmony that un;on and hor.nony can be had only by having but one candidal!) for each ollice that a single candidate can be procured only by resorting lo the system of conventions; and to this end they invite the attention of their political friends in the other counties of the Senatorial and Float ing Districts, and request Ihur co-npers lion in C invention at the earliest practics ble day that may be agreed upon for colling the same. Which, after some remsrk by Messrs. Billew and McNellcy in support thereof, was adopted, On motion of Wm. T. B'ackwell, Esq. Resolved, That, as their is no democratic piper published in this Senatorial District, the E-litor of tho Athens Post he requeated to publish tho proceedings of this meeting in his paper, and that they also be publish ed in the Knoxvillc Plebeian. On motion of Wm, B Portci the meeting adjourned, J. W. BLACK WELL, Cha m. G. W. Bridges. Sec'y. Newspapers. Tlie Columbia, Souih Carolina Telegraph says, the truth is beginning to be understood, lhat editors and publishers arc pro ducers, and that they are entitled to some compensation for services ren dered, or for articles furnished by ihem. A newspaper is a commodity in which are involved all the usual elements of cost, und the purchaser or consumer should xpect to pay for it accordingly. No class of men expect to be furnished gratis with shoes, hats, coats, &c, and no gentleman calls on his neighbor after breakfast habitually to borrow a pair of boots. When people once learn the simple iruih that tho maker nf a newspaper looks to it for his living, the once fashiona ble practise of borrowing newspapers, or ol spare in them, " will be discontinued. Our brethren of the press can do much in bringing about a proper recognition of our rights, and we trust they will do so speedily. New Oklkasjs, Jan. 27. A rencontre took phice at the Ver andah house to-day between two men, one named Errington and the other named Byrd. The latter received twofatal'stabs and died almost in stantly. A terrible tragedy occurred nt a ball given the same night. It hap pened that a young mnn and his former betrothed, a yotinii lady, met in a ball rooir.. The panics, it is staled, had been engaged to be married, but her parents objected. He desired her to elope with him and she refused. Chagrined at the idea of disappoint ment, an l partially deranged doubt less from the effect of blighted hopp, he drew a pistol and shot her dead in the room. The names uf the parties are not given. Attempted Murder op a W ma nv ii nit I .over. On the I5ili inst., wc loam by the Lexington (Miss) I7qu.il Ri'glits, that a Mr. Tale attempted to kill Miss Shepherd by firing n pistol, the ball of which enlered lirr brensl, in the region of her heart, and lodged on the opposite side. Tbe circumstances briefly, are these: There was a weddin , at which both the parties were guests. After the marriage ceremony, a dance waa proposed; but as the host and hostess were church members it was propos ed to adjourn to a neighbor's to finish the festivities of the night. Miss Shept herd refused to go. as she was also a member of the church Mr. Tate, who wished fo anticipate a husband's authority, rushed into her apartment, where she had retired with her mo ther and some other Iadie3, nnd asked her if she would go ovei to the dance, or not. On her replying in the nega tive, he drew two pistols, one of which took effect ns above stated. From last account. Miss Shepherd was not expected to live. Tho Hamlet of n lover, was taken by the crowd, and would hnve been dealt with stimmn. rily, but for the interposition of no or two influential persons. He is now confined in jiil, to await the June Term of the Circuit Court. The man must have been deranged. What says Shnkespearo about the "Luna tic, the poet and the Lover?" Yazoo City Whig. Rochester, Jan. 27. A dreadful murder and ihe suicide of the murderer, took place in the town of Peiifield, about eight miles from this citv. between six nn-t snvr o'clock, last evening. The person murdered, was a young lady of re spectable family, named Sarah Shatpe the murderer's name was John Everett, the husband of Miss Sharpe's sister. They were found a few yards from the house of a Mr. Cum nlirIL where Miss S. had been visiting; she was discovered in the agonies of denth, with her throat cut from enr in nr and near her lay Everett in nearly tne same position, with the bloody knife beside him; ihev expired on the spot. Great excitement' prevailed in lYnfield.nnd various rumors are afloat to account for the dreadful deeds; but we forbear publishing them until af ter Ihe inquest which Coroner Tulles has gone to Penfield to hold. Fi'oitive Slave Arrested. A fugitive slave was brought before Commissioner McAllister on yester day, and remanded to his owners. He was one of the party that left with the negroes that Mr. Taylor arrested here in August last. He was perfectly satisfied to go back, said before th Commissioner that he did not know Ito wns running away when he left; that his associates invited him to u wedding up the country, but he ac companied them to Pennsylvania. He said he was satisfied wilh' his ex peri ence in Pennsylvania, and would have gone back before, if he had known the way. nnd could have returned con venicntly. JlarrUburg Union. Mrs. Partington on V " like to 'tend weddings," saiJ Mrs. fartington, ns she came back fiom one in church, and hung her shawl up and replaced the black bonnet in the long preserved bandbox. "I like to see young people come together with the promise of love, cherish and nourish each other. But it is a solemn thing, is matrimony a very solemn thing where the minister comes into the chancery with his surplus on and goes through the ceremony of making them 'man and wife.' It ought to bo husband and wife, for it isn't every husbnnd that turns out to be a man. I declare I never shall forget when Paul put the nuptual ring on my fin gers and said 'with my goods 1 thee endow. He used to keep a dry goods store then, nnd I thought he wns going to give me the whole" there was in it. I was young and simple, nnd didn't know til! artcrward that it only meant one calico gown a year. It is a love ly sight to see young people 'plighting their trough, as the song says, and coming up to consume their vows." She bustled about and got lea ready, but abstractly she put on tho broken teapot that had lain nway Unused since Paul alive, and tlie teacup mended willi putty nnd dark with age. ns if the idea had conjured the ghost of past enjoyments to dwell for a moment in the home of present widowhood; a lady who expected to be married on Thanksgiving night wept copiously at her remarks, but kept on hemming the veil that was lo adorn her bridalship and Ike sat pul ling bristles out of the hearth brush in'expressire silence. Novel PATEJiT.-Mr. T. D, Slagg, of New York, has just taken out a patent for preparing beef steaks for -ii it inf. 1 1 a 1 .. . piisacs ma steax pe tween a pair of toothed rollers, pre vious to cooking, which t as the effect to make the meat very tender. A printing offict is no place for loungers stoat snd.