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Athens, Friday, January 23, 185
.State Directors. We understand
thai ihe Governor has appointed the fol
lowing named gentlemen as Directors in
the East Tenuessee end Georgia Railroad
Company, on the part of the State:
- Dr. J G M. Ramsey, F. S. Heiskell, S.
B. 3oyd. Knox county.
Wni. Lenoir, Roane manty.
J J. Jarnagm, Anderson county.
' Gen. Win. Wallace, Blouot county.
Jas. A. Coffin. Monroe county.
. W P II. McDermott. McMinn county.
Jqo. C. Gaul, Bradley county.
A Whig State Convention having been
called, lo assemble al Nashville, on IheOtb
day of February next, to appoint delegates
to a National Convention to nominate cam
rdidaies for the Presidency and Vice Piesi
dency, we would suggest lo Ihe whigs of
this and the adjoining counties ihe propru-ty
o( holding meetings on the 1st Monday of
next month and appointing delegates to Ibe
State Convention. It is desirable that eve
ry county in the State should be represent,
ed in Ihe Convention, and we trust our
lriends will see the importance ol al once
acting on ibe subject.
Washington, Jan. 15.
' .Mr. Webster is preparing a report lo a
recent letter of Chevalier Hulseman, which
wan drawn forth by Mr. Webster's speech
at ihe Kossuth dinner. Its tenor has not
transpired, but it is not impossible thai ihe
Austrian charge may have bis passports
tendered to him. There is something ex
traordinary going on in the navy. The de
partment is actively engaged in ordering
Aessels to prepare for sea, and collecting
supplies and munitions of war. Among
oti.er things, the Mediterranean sqaudion is
to be strengthened by two additional ves
sels. The thermometer this morning is
only 5 degrees above zero. The Potomac
There is much speculation here upon the
chances of the several Democratic candi
dales for the nomination at Baltimore on
the first of June. Every day brings some
intelligence bearing on the subject. It is
now said that Gov. Marcy will have the
support of two thirds of the New York
delegation in the Convention, and General
Cass the other third. A large majority ol
the Pennsylvania delegates. will support
Mr. Buchanan. The Presidential ques
lion is so strongly in view' thai it will
have an effect upon the legislation of Con
gress. Jt may have a good effect upon the
legislation of Congress. It may have an
effect in rendering them timid of legisla
tion on some disputed subjects such as ihe
tariff and ialernal improvements.
Boston, Jan. 14.
' 11. W. Ciishman was yesterday re-elected
Lieut Governor of Massachusetts.
, It has been snowing all day.
Winchester and Alabama Railroad.
The Winchester Independent says lhai a
number of contracts on this road have
been taken, that no doubts are entertained
thal'm a very short lime the entire route lo
the Alabama line will be under contract,
and adds: "The promplitude and energy
ihat have marked every step of the Presi
dent and Directors of this road, should af
ford an ample guarantee to the stockhold
ers that their interest is conlided to sale
handB, and that nothing will be wanting on
Iheir part, to meet fully the wishes and
expectations ol the rood."
Memphis, Jan. 15.
The steamer Martha Washington, Capi.
Cummings, bounds to New Orleans, was
burned at Island sijciyfive yesterday morn
ing at 1 1-2 o'clock. A man, wife and
two children in ihe ladies cabin, one man
in the main cabin, and one on deck, was
burned. The man and wife got on at Pa
ducah. The boat is a total loss. The offi
cers and crew saved. Some of them came
up on the James Millenger. In three min-
me after the boat caught she was all in
flames and the cabin fell in. Books and
papers lost with the cargo.
New Orleans, Jan 1-1.
The Schooner Star arrived last night
from Brazos St. Jgo.
She. brings no later intelligence from Car
avajal. The Rio Jravo or 31sl ult.. pub
lished at Brownsville, Texas, has the fol.
On Christina eve some 8 or 10 person
ot Rio Grande city, crossed over lo t he op
posite side, and attacked the Mexican
Guard, stationed al thai place, and killed
30 men and wounded and dispersed the be
lance, being some 15 or UO mm
The reason assigned for thi' unjustifiable
act i. that theo guards insulted all per
son who had occasion to cross the river,
snd that ihey had grossly insulted soma I,
diet Ihat day under pretext or searching
them. The parties who committed the act
There are two sides to everything except
ihe religion of a hypocrite, and Ihat is P
THE CONDITION OF OUR ROAD
ITS PROSPECTIVE EXTENSION.
The official reports for the past year are
encouraging, and go far towards verifying
predictions long since made in reference to
the value of a railroad, both to the coun
try and tu stockholders. We are confident
that the crisis has passed, and the finances
of the Company are manageable. A dead
body has been galvanized, and life now
courses the veios, where a short time since
ihe dullness of death prevailed. We shall
not fail to award a just commenda'ion of
President Keyes for his policy, which has
been sanctioned by the most favorable re
sults. By patience, prudence, and an un..
wavering devotion to the ubimaie success
ol the enterprise, he can congratulate l tie
country that sixty miles are now completed,
and in retiring from the Presidency he
leaves plans and contracts in operation that
will eventuate in eighty milts of first class
The Judiciary Committee in Ibe Georgia
legislature has recommended indemnity for
tSe past and security against all future mo
lestation from the "Union Branch Com
pany." Our commissioner, Col. White
sides, assures us that Georgia considers
thai as her own controversy, brought about
by hasty or defective legislation, and Ihat
we will not be permitted lo suffer any loss
in any event. Steps will be taken in due
time lo ascertain the damages already sus
tained. The extension of the road towards its
eactern terminus is the next question of
most absorbing1 interest. We approach it
with diffidence and solicitude, because ex
citement is lo grow out of it. and injury to
the road must ensue upon intemperate
policy being resorted lo by any parly al in
terest such as is assumed or indicated in
a recent article in one of ihe papers north
of Ihe river. At the late meeting of ihe
stockholders, resolution1) were adopted in
dicating immediate extension from Lou
don to Knoxville, as the favorite project.
Taken alone and apart from avery thing
else, these resolutions are a little singular,
Al the lime they were adopted no appro
priations had been made either for the
Bridge or Road, yet they propose lo accept
any provisions mat may nereauerue
made for those objects. Of course this was
designed to convince the Legislature that
all questions as to routes were settled
How that may turn out we do nol know,
nor we do now stop to inquire
But suppose the appropriations are or
shall be made, ihe resolutions do not (lis
pense with the necessity ol a meeting of
the stockholders to ratify and accept. Thai
is indispensible, in order that ihe stniuiory
lien may attach, and stockholders will then
vote for or against an acceptance, as their
individual views of policy may dictate.
B ut suppose, as is most probable, thai an
acceptance shall be voted, an opinion may
still be expressed by the convention as lo
the propriety of applying for an immediate
issuance of ihe Bonds, and this will be
binding upon the Directory. This biings
us to the question, shall the Bridge he let
lo contract forthwith f
When the road shall be completed to
Loudon i he indebtedness of the Company
will be gGOO.OOO. The bonded debt is now
8500.000, and upon that amount interest
will be due, on ihe 1st July, amounting to
815,000. A failure to pay this, according
to the teims of ihe loan, will work a for
feiture of the whole road. It must therei
fore be promptly met. The expenses of
running the road, must also be paid. Bui
two chances for raising the money are pos
siblethe earnings of the road and the
bonds of ihe company. The excessive cold,
thn bad stale of the Georgia road, and
other causes, render it almost certain that
little more than current expenses can be
made during the month of January. The
amount of the interest must be on hand, if
not in New York, by loth June. Four
months and a half then remain within
which lo make this sum. If it cannot be
had from that source, must coupon bonds
of the Company be sold? Unquestionably.
The interest must be paid.
When the road reaches Loudon, the
profits will continue small until the Geor
gia road is in condition to forward our
freights. Now would il be prudent to ex
lend ihe credit of the Company an addi
tional $100,000, until it is placed beyond
all duubt that the interest will not have in
be met by a still lurther extension ol credit
in the sale of Company bunds!
Again. Let out a contract for the Bridge;
il will be four years before the subscription
north of the river can be called in, and no
one think of grading being finished long
before it is paid for. But if the whole
route lo Knoxville should be let out, and
the subscription for any reason or to any
amount, should fail, that defalcation can
only be met by the credit of the Company.
Il would be right to meet it in that way, il
it was once incurred; but that is ilit question
for the consideration of those interested.
We do n with to be unJerstood as be
ing opposed to the extension of ihe road.
On Ihe contrary, we earnestly desire it!
extension, believing that Ihe success of the
enterprise depends upon its connection
with ihe upper road. But we are not for
ihe adoption of a "hap hzzard" policy
extension "on any terms or at any sacrifice
we doubt the expediency of increasing
ihe indebtedness of the Company at this
time, until the "brush is cleared out of
the way," and things are in better order
on the Georgia road and, above all, we
believe it ihe very worst poiicy lo let out
contracis without having the means ac
tually at command to meet them.
LEGISLATIVE IN PART.
As usual, we have but very little of in
terestlrom Nashville there having been
but one mail through from lhal city since
our last publication day, owing, we pre
sutne, to bad roads and Ihe extreme culd
weather. Il is a little vexatious and un
pleasant lo have so many failures ol the
mails lo record, but we suppose it cannoi
be helped under the existing state of things
and as grumbling wont correct the abuse
or edify our readers, we (hall hereafter
keep silence on ihe subject, consoling out
sell' with the fact, lhal although tfte Nash.
ville papers may sometimes fail io contain
legislative intelligence of a very tangible
character, 1 he representatives from li e Hi
wap'ee and Ocoee country are untiring in
iheir efforts lo keep their constituents fully
advised upon al! matters of legUlatfon, .
In ihe House on the 12ih, the bill lo al
low constables one year lo close up their
unsettled business afier being out cf office,
was indefinitely nostnoned. Ve bill to
amend the lippling laws of the State passed
a 3d reading. The bill prohibits person
from aclinr as clerks in tipol houses
wlio are incompetent to civaY i-n.ee
against a white man. "JP3''
1 In the Senate, Mr. Gillespie CWbdu'ced
a bill to improve the navigation' Tennes
see river. House bill to incorporate Ihe
Pikeville and Jasper railroad company,
passed a 3d reading in the Senate.
In the House on Ihe 1 3th, Mr. Jackson,
from Ihe committee on Banks, repotted Ihe
hill to re-establish the branch bank al
Athens, and recommended its passage.
Report concurred in and bill passed on 2d
reading. The bill lo regulate Ihe juriedic
lion of justices of the peace on notes of
hand, passed a 3d reading. A bill was in
troduced on Ihe I3ih to reduce Hit terms ol
the Circuit Court, and passed 1st reading
The hill appropriating $8,000 lor iuwsoV-
ina ihe navigation of Liule TenDeS.'ee river
passed n 2d reading. . the Dill lor me re
lief of Jas. Smith, of Polk county, passed
a 3d readme. '
lo the Senate on ihe 15tb, Ihe bill to in
crease the Iocs of Clerk and Masters aas
House bills on third reading.'
To cmpcl the attendance ot wannesses
before Justices of th Peaco, referred; lo
construe ilio laws of this State in relation
lo free person of color, rejeeled"lo, incor
porate ihe SmilhviMe Hotel company, pas
I'd: In chartrr ih Junction Railr-ad compa
ny and for other purpses, 'aid on the table;
lo incorporate Ihe instilulnn or oi. Apnea,
passed; l incorporate We Jasper amniKe
ville railroad company, pasted.
In the House, the bill l abolish the Chan
cery Court ol this Slate was indefinitely
nogiDoned. Tin) bill lo amend the tippling
laws -vas also inInfinitely posjponed.. The
Hoipe accepted n invitation Isriue on the
In the t-enate on the 16 h, Mr. Deaderirk
frqm Ihe corn-ninee (in IiiWrnal.ndtbsa'-.
ments, reported favorably on ilia hU in re
establish a system tr Internal Improve
ment. On motion of Mr. Siark, ihe bill
wns Mid on ihe tabto, and mado the order
for Wedneday next. Tim vote rejecting
the Greene county militia bill was recon
sidered, on motion of Mr. Doyle, and after
a most signally effective speech in favor of
the militia system, painting in glowing col
or the peculiar beauties ol' militia musters,
such as "ewappini horses," blacking
eyes," etc., by Mr. D-, Senate amendment
was stricken out, ana oni passea iu reau
ing. In the House the bi'l to establish a ays-
inn of Internal Improvement, wan psed
on r 2d readinn- niter numerous amendments
were adooled. Mr. NetherlanJ, from the
committee on the Judiciary, reported ihe bill
lo prescribe iho mode ol submitting the
proposed amendments to the constitution to
the unonlf. The commit Ite are nf .tpinion
that they should bo submitted at thn eeneral
elec'ion in 1853. The report and bill were
laid on the table.
The August Constitutionalist and Re
public of yesterday slaty tint on Sunday J
night, about 11 o'clock, two per-ons came
to the house or Mr. Herring, in Columbia
county, on the Washington road, nine miles
above Augusta, and calledjhiin to the front
door, and requested to be allowed to stay
all night. He asked them in. They lo d
him to enme out, as they had a horae and
buugy with thtm. As soon as ho got, out
aide the door, be was shot down. Mr.
Herring then barred the door, and prevent
ed the entrance of I ho murderers. About an
hour afterwards, they returned and fired
id rough an auger hole in Ihe dour, and kik
led her. She died in a few minutes after
being shot. They then entered the house,
and look the re fro in one hundred and seven
Mr. Herring survived to givo the above
particulars of Ibis atrocious affuir, and was
atill living at Ihe last accounts. He wn
shot twice, and had two balls in his body.
There is no prospect of his reoverjr frum
his wounds. He states Ihat one of the men
was a largo and powerful mulatto fellow.
The other a white man.
A pack of good track dogs have been
procured and put in pursuit.
Mr. and Mrs. Herring were an elderly
cnuple, aged about GO years each, and wera
living by themselves, there being no other
persons, white or, black, living on the pre
mises. The Boston papers di-scribe a new Bank
security, called the Chronometer Lock,
now on exhibition in that city. The lock
in fastening is set by a scale al the number
of hours required, Ihe door Ihen closed
and cannot be again opened until the lime
expires, unless ihe works should stop, in
which case il may be unfastened by means
or the sanl improvement, the same nol op
reeling at any other time, either lo cause
the movement to stop or allow the door to
be opened while it is ia operation.
Politics and business will this wee it begin
io absorb Ihe attention of Congress. The
business or the session will, now that the
holidays and the Kossuih festivals are over.
begin in earnest.
The Tariff question is soon to occupy
Congress, and it has been alieady much
agiiaied in conversaiion. The Pennsylva-
nians, without parly distinction, will urge
the necessity ofa farther protection of their
iron. The eastern manufacturers insist up
on protection, not on coarse, but on fine
cottons, and fabrics "I coiion and woil,
The expeciation ol destroying the principle
of the Tariff of 1846, by restoring specific
duties on home va'uaiion is abandoned.
I learn that Genetal James, of R. I., will
present a proposition as a sort of compro
mise. He will propose, it is said, a reduc
tion of duties on some articles which do
not need protection, and particularly coarse
cottons; and an additional duty of ten per
cenl. upon the finer fabrics, and also an
addition of ten per cent to the du'y on iron.
It is said that this scheme meets wiih favor
in the most influential democratic qoaners
There ia a strong political reason lor con
ciliaiinj Pennsylvania, by giving her some
aid to her great interest, which is undoubt,
edly suffering. Pennsylvania will, as here
tofore, be uncertain for the democratic
candidate, unless her iron interest be en
couraged! The effect of ihe proposed alteration of
the scale it duties cn Cotton goods will be,
as Senator James and other practical men
say.lo confine the manufacturing energy
or New England to he finer fabrics, and
throw the whole business of making com
mon Cotton cloths in Ihe Southern Stales,
where it can be carried on lo greater ad
In politics, the excitement is but just
beginning. Both parties are looking out
i'or ihe most available candidate. Just ngw,
Gen. Cass seems to be the most favored
candidate of the Democratic party, so far
as the opinion and pieference of Ihe mem
bers of C ngrss and ol the Democratic
General Committee, lately assembled here,
On the" other side it is intended very
soon to give Mr. Fillmore an oppormniiy
to withdraw his name as a candidate. Gen.
Scott and Mr. Webster are looked upon a
the two candidates from whom the Whigs
will make their choice. Gen. Scott will
ptubably be nominated. Cor. Char. Cou.
Inactivity An idle man is always a
disappointed man; he is ever complaining or
nis misfortunee, he sinks in despondency,
because he is sunk in negligence and sloth.
The active scenes or lire must present
ihemoIxe-yjhitTl fn thoir true coloring but
acre lingelf with riany a dark nnd melancho
ly hue. Sentimentalism and morbid sensi
bility, so often the bane ol manly quali
ties, find no welcome in Ihe bosom of the
man whose high aims are gratifi d in the
prospect of responsibility exerted. The
primeval paradise was not sufficiently fir
lo make its inhabitants happy without occu
pation. Man could nol la deprived of a
greater blessing than useful employment.
A correspondent of the N. Y. Commer
cial Advertiser writing from Rome, unt'er
dale or Deeember 10. says, it is well known
that $M,000 have recently been deposited
aomewhere in Rome Tor the purchase or
arms. ftlO.OOO it is said were from the
Unilud States, and 20,000 from Liver
pool. It is reported that there are at least
10 000 muskets secreted in the city and in
'"The emperor or Russia lias been obliged
j'o pass a law lo prevent hi subjects from
mutilating themselves to avoid military
Il is prophesied by those who pretend lo
know, lhal ihe French usurper, Louis Na
poleon, will io less I ban three months loave
Paris 'very much ina hurry, or lose his
bead. Wo aim particular which evenl hap
pen", or how soon.
There i a bar- room in San Francisco 150
feci' lung, which employs 40 bar-keep
ers eighteen hours out of twenty'foiir, deal-
ng nut smashes, cocktails, ju'ip, Sic, at
twenty fivo cent a glass. Thai what we
call rushing thing.
Advertising If there is any one matter
more than snolher, says the N. O. Picay
une, that should convince a man he is not
fit for business, it ia the possibility or his
carelessness ia neglecting lo advertise.
When a man can forget advertising, let
him shut up shop. Men or all trades and
professions should take advantago of advtr.
liscmenis lo make iheir merit or their
ware, known to the world. How much
benefit might accrui lo ihemsolvos and pub
lishers generally. Lawyers, aulhora and
artists are in this particular too modest.
Our worthy disciples of Galen mske no
bones or telling ihe world tho virtue or
iheir medicine. Day & Martin might have
lived and died in penury, unknown, bad they
not themselves sung the praises or their un
The wheat crop ol Pennsylvania, in 1650
was the greatest in the Union. The returns
were as follows: Pennsylvania, 15,482,191
bushels; Ohio, 14,957.050; Vireinia, I4.
516,900; New York, 13,073.000; Michigan
4,918,000; Maryland, 4,494,680.
The Future or ItaLt We find the
lollowing remarks upon the future of Italy
in ihe London Quarterly Review:
"Englishmen, if they will, really and in
earnest, give thought tu ihe future of Ju
ly, must l-!arn tu pronounce, not only with
out nhudderinu. but even with aome degree
r r.iih and h"pe, ibe word "Republic."
And this is rapidly coming lo pass. Hun
dreds or our most emiiu-i.l men. who,
few yers ago. would not have named
Republic Willi pa 'I-nee. ad who even no
wou'd resent, in the stnn!!i?l nnn'-er as
beer impudence ind disorderly pedan'ry.
any atleinpi lo raise a republican contro
versy in England, have become convinced,
and daily and openly declare in iheir con
versations on ihe subject, not only thai a
Republic is the only nolution possible 'or
Italy, but that the hour i nol greatly lo be
dpprecaied heu all the thrones on I lie
continent will have lo how lliemse've be
fore the blast or a Republican hurricane.
A fpw cak" of the newly invented toldi.
fitd milk have found iheir way to Un
counlrv. The artic e resemble, in co or,
consistency, weight and Jed, cakis of pale
yellow soap. One pound, u'slco mm null
ing walnr, will moke several gallons ol ve
ry pood milk. It is warran'f?H lo keep any
number ol year. Price, in England, on
dollar per pound. Ii is not yet- we believe
fur sale here. A frieid. howevr, whom
corioity led lo import a mall quantify.
has tro d it. and assure that it i all thai n
claims lo be" real hlein? to mothers,"
and mariner. Home Jvurnal.
The Cannibal nf New Ze'and do not eat
the male six. Of roasied young women.
the heart is considered ihe greaK-H luxury,
and is invariably put aside for the chiuf.
What wretches. -
The number of chests of opium, each
(TonUining IM pounds, tak"n i China the
present year, will exceed 70,000, and in
exchanjrra fiir these 70,000 chests, the C'ji
nsn will pay lo foreigners mure than 816,
000.000 and mo-i or this silver.
Bargain. A ludicrous transaction, in
which each party thinks he has cheated the
A case of considerable importance has
recently been adjudicated upon the Su
preme Court of Michigan. !i is thai of
Williams vs. the Michigan Central Rail
road Company. It was an action brought
by the plaintiff lo -recover damasea for
horses which were killed by being run over
while straying on ihe-highway. In ihi
course of the opinion ihe whole suljpci ol
dorms-'ic animals siraying on a highway
wa examined with great care; m my lcal
points hitherto popularly held lo be doubt
ful are clearly eluridaled, and while ihe
decision is against ihe plaintiff, on Ihe score
that hi horses were trespassing, it is obly
proved thai no anima's have ihe right 'jf
living on ihe public wyunle-8 the lown
ship owns a bona fide common, and has
legally give peimission for us use.
"The NeatYork Express stale there is
no truth in .e declaration that Mr. Cay
lui Riira nut for General Cass for Presi
dent." According lo.iliSj Express all lhal he
ha said is Ihat among the opposition as
pirants he con'dred Las Ihe best mar;
and Ihis he ha said in the b'-lief lhal Gen.
eral Co i radically ppned lo Ihe doc
trine of intervention, a Cas has recently
avowed himself io Mr. Clay io be.
Social Intercourse We should make
it a principle to extend ihe hand of friend
ship to every mm who discharges faithful
ly bis duties nnd mtiintains good order
who manifes's a deep interest in the welfare
or general sociely whose deportment is
upright, and whose mind is intelligent,
without stopping in ascertain whether he
swings a hn miner or draws a thread. There
is nothing so diiant from all natural claim,
as ihe reluctant, ih backward sympa'hy
the forced smile ihe choked conversation;
the hesitating compliance the well nffare
loo apt to manifest to those a little down,
with whom, in comparison of intellect and
principles of virtue, Ihey freq-ii-nl! sink
into insignificance. Dan. Webtttr,
Seeing how it Of e rated. A the rail
road tram was approaching Siuthboro' thi
mi.rniog wiih a huge plough attached to
the engine, throwing Ihe snow aside in
c'onds. an individual who was very anx
ious in witness ihe operation, advanced o
the end of thn platform, near the station,
hi stand near a large drift, through which
I hi train must pns. Though told ihat be
would liberally b1 sprinkled by the frosty
material, he took no heed lo the warning,
snd on the approach of the Irain firmly kepi
his position from which, however, when
the train had passed, he wa round to be
misting, having suddenly vanished from the
view of the astini-hed sppcin lor beneath
the immense cloud of snow which was
lashed n-idn by the giant plough. Shovel
being procured, the curious gentleman was
i linvinir wiih ill I'xrenlinn of ihe
un); uw, - - -
crushing of a new hat snd a clesn dicky,
. - : If. k . ..r ....
escapeo injury. II " pi"ivrM- ,v wi f-iiii,u-
i.. .niivllixl wiih In nnnonuniiv or aeeinir
how il operated. Bog. Trav.
Grand Gulf, Jan. 14, 8 d. m.
About ono o'clock Ihi morning, ihe
steamboat Geo. Washington on her way
from Cincinnati to New Orleans, when a
short distance abovo ihis place exploded.
Alter which she look firo and was entirely
consumed; Capt. Irvine was badly seslded,
and tho first clerk, William Carroll,, was
killed. Many that were killed by ihe ex
plosion were afterward burned. Among
those killel and missing were Win. Car
mil, firat clerk, a Mr. James Treat, Phillip,
Supmir. first conk, first rireman, 6 deck
hands, and 0 deck passengers, name not
known. All supposed to have btsn burned
with the boat.
The election for Delrjaies in Lancaster
county, Pennsylvania, on Saturday Ibe 10th
instant., resulted in favor of Buchanan by
a large majority. As fsr as hesrd from
ihiriy seven districts have gone for Mr. Bu
chanan and Iwo for General C . Of the
remaining six district, Mr. Buchanan, will,
it said, certainly carry three.
PitTsnuuo, Jan. 15
Kossuih Is expected here on ihe 20ih
His reception at Harrisburg was very dis
orderly and characterized by lbs papers as
The Norfolk Courier slates thai a rumor
was current in Ihat city on Saturday, hat
a despatch had beeo received from Wauli
ins ion, ordering all vessels now at the Go
port Navy Yard l be iinaiediaiely fined
fur sea, and lor ihis purpose, it is said, the
employment of a large number of mechan
ics has bren directed. The Norfolk Hr
aid says the sloop Levant and Si. Louis
me lo be fitted out with alt possible des
patch, and Ibe frigate United Slates and
lo--p of war Faiitit-IJ are lo be examinee',
io ascertain what lime il will require lo fit
l hem lor sea. The Iriga'e Cuniherland, at
Cliarlestown. Mass., has also been order'
ed to be immediately put in readiness In go
to sea. This, it is thought, will lake nil ibe
first ol February. She carries 54 guns.
The St. Augusiine, Florida, Ancient Ci
ty says, lhal ihe Indian Chief billy Bow
legs, is becoming somewhat re-iless, and
has recently visited Tampa, and called on
the commanding officer ihere lo nrnd
force to lake or drive in a number of "out-
liers." He says ihey wholly refuse to obey
his authority, and he expresses fears "Ihat
they will do mischief and involve his peo
ple in trouble.
The Ancient City thinks the said WiU
liain Bowlegs is playing a irick of some
sort. It places no confidence in bis pro'
fessions, and believes he is indisposed lo
emigrate to ihe West.
Good Advice I have rarely seen tbat
a can who conscientiously devnled him-'
-elf lo the aiodjen and duties of any profc- '
sion, and did not admit to take faijend'
honorable opportunities or offering himself
to notice when such presented themselves, ,'
has not at leng'h got forward Thi mis
chance of those who, fall behind, iln-ugh
dung upon fortune, more frequently anes
from want of sftill and perseverance. '
Life, my young friends, is like a game of '
card our hands are alternately good or
(nd nnd ibe wholu seems at firl glance to
depend on mere chance. Rut it is not so;
for, in the long run, (he skill of the player,
predominates over ihe casiialtl of Ihe
game. Then do not be discouraged by the
prospect before you but ply your iudies! -
hard, nnd qualify yourseir lo receive for.
tune when she comes ioyuur wj. ll'alltr
A ilniin(T muster, on heinrr past awav
a desitln'e island, lived six months wiihou
any oilier loud loan ihatwhiejl he denved
irorn "cu-iing Mt:e"ii wing,- nu "iewnj
ihcin. Here's a hint wonh taking' lo tes,
f learning m dance will prevent yuu from
shuffling uff ihi mortal roil,' it i ihe fluiy
of rvery man and womsn to grow wise in
Sam snd.Seili were talking nbnul fencing.
the art iT eelfilefenci! and Ills lik', S-'Ol'
remarked thai he had s-ena rail fence.
Pnoli!' saidStth, -that's nothing I've seen
a hat box.'
An American merchant, resident li Par
is, who wa at hi nttice during Ihe recent
. nute. had lo creep on his hand and kueea
for the distance of two block, to escape be-'
ing shot. . 1 he ball of.lho coniendinf par
tie flow over, his bead and struck" against
; . ... v -8V j
Worth Heeding If wen gave three
times as much attention as they nuw do to
ventilation, ablution, snd exercise in ihe)
open air, and only one third a much In eat
ing, furnishing, and late hours, Ihe number
of doctors, dentists and apmhecarjes, snd
Ibe amount of neuralgia, dyspepsia, gou', ..
fever, snd consump'inn would be changed'
in corresponding ratio. Mankind would
rapidly present llie xpecl, nol only of a fsr
healthier and thriftier, bul a far more beau
tiful and virtuous race.
Lie a i. Refinement A coroner's jury
having sal on the body of a young lady whit
hung herse'f, in roo-i quence of disappoint
ment in love, reiurncil n vtrdici, "Died by
l lie visitation of Cupid."
A Simile. 'My Brethren,' said a preach
er, deca tiling on Ihe d flicnllies t f the sin
ner, "it I an easy task lo row a skiff oer
Niagara Fall bul tremendous job io rov
it buck aguin."
Many matrimonial eniraremeni
ocusius are said to have been lately broken
mi, in i-uiisrtjurnce oi tne example ol ihe
-fleets ol intermarriage blood, as shown
uy in tziec cnnoien.
Samuel IV. Mnmiin 'I'-ll,.. r .l - r-
. - - - n - " , ' L ui llie 1!,I.
change Bank at Pete rsburg, Va., left on
I7rirliiv ftvsnini, lit O.I
- ---""nt nioi., hi me cars lor
iKe Smith- nnil ia niil.Knl., L.-
... , ... K..ui-j iimigea W)la
embezzling ibe funds ol Ihe Bank lo Iht
amount ol $20,000.
The Cincinnati Enquirer Stale that ih
Auditor of Illinois has determined lo treat
ihe Bank Law as a nullity, by refusing to
issue bills on the deposit of siock as anei..
ed by Ihe liw. Ihe question will be
ur?ugui iwign i ue ouprenie Uourt.
I n nisieBu, n. ii., mere is "a girl of I7
who eighaoiily 450 nounds iiii. bii i
The WiiEEtoFFoujuaEer-Oee. Cssaig.
nac is now a prisoner 'in: ihu fonre.sof
Hum. in the very aparimeni.fernierly oceu
pied by Lui Napoleon. VL'bula Philippe
the citizen Rug." who condemned Louie
Napoleon lo diaih. and afterward was
weak enough lo paM him. died in exile
while Louis seized the reins of abtulute
power in France on ihe anniversary of ihe
cornnaiion of ihe Emperor and of the baU
lie oi Auaierinz.
Mrs. Swisshelm I8VI til A rOOIAtt ATI k ati - .
. ...SWU 'SJ HI)
hon conquers snmh-r, i not owing io the
kind of arms I hey ue, but the kind or food
In .4er opinion, meat will triumph over
c.uii.ge. on long as came and Hindoos
Teed mi cauliflower. o Innir u,il i...n j
triumph over urn one. nnd the Tartars over
me uiner. wnen Ireland trees herself (t, m
Urgland, il will be when Ireland "wans off
her puiaioie and takea tu pork. To expect
freedom lo come from bulter milk, is as
absurd as lo look for ball. a boxus in Russia.
t Texas papers io ih2J msi. announce
ihe death ol Butlesoo, former Preside ol of
Advice to an ed lor is like wit to a mil
honaire, or modesty ia a ballet dancer a
luile of it goes great way.