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...)-. 4 I." I VOLTTV.-NO. 177.' BY SAM. P. IVMS. ATHENS, TEM., FRIDAY; FEBRUARY 13, 1852. "POST TERMSt v - THE POST Is published every Friday at - 3 per year, payable in advance, or $3 if payment ii delayed until the expiration of the year. Atehtikmbnts will be charged $1 per qnare of 12hnei,or leu, for the firtt insertion, and 25 cent! for each continuance. A liberal deduction made to thoie who advertise by the year. Persons sending advertisements mutt mark the number or timet they desire them inserted, or they will be continued until forbid and chnrged eecordingly. (jp For announcing the names of candi dntus for utfice, Tiiaea Dollars, Cash. JoaWuRK, such as Pamphlets, Minutes, Circulars, Cards. Blanits, Handbills, &.c, will be executed in a neat and workmanlike manner, at short notice, and on reasonable terms. , All letters addressed to the Proprietor, post paid, will he promptly attended to. Persons at a distance sending ut the names of four solvent subscribers,' will be entitled to a fifth copy gratis. . . - No c'iraiiiunicalion inserted unless accom panied hv the name of the author. fcjrOlEce on the West side of the Public Square. ' ; THE POST. Atktm, Friday, FeVj 13, 1852. FmKCfc. Tha constitution has been promulgated. By it the President ii om nipotent. In his name is justice dispensed. In him is vested the parrlr ing power, and the authority to origin ;' Ut-. He is to command iht forccS) may declare war make treaties. ar.J appoint Sanaa's anc officials, who wi" hare lo sweat obedience to the coosiitution, e&d acknowledge the power of the President to designate his successor. Louis Napoleon is about to marry a Princess ol Sweeden. The National Guards delivered up their arms, without any disturbances haviog occurred. . ' A csteu. The American Cbsrge and Turkish Ambassador were not hvited to a "Grand Ball recently given in Vienna, Which circumstance, it being the first slight offered to these Ministers, is looked upon as an indication that the Austrian Govern ment'wiah to-show-that they frown upon the course pursued by Turkey and America 4a relation to Kossuth, The State House 'in 'CoNimbus, Ohio, was destroyed by fire on the 1st ioat. The tfiie broke out in the Senate Chamber about half ,poai3 o'olock, and before the flames could be reached the heat 'bad become to litrtense as to dri the firemeTt anfl orders to such a distance as to render all efforts to save 4he building unavailing. The desk of the -Cleric ol fhe House was sailed, togeth er wiih most of the valuable papers of the body, butowy thing else was desttoyed. ErtensfiTwnterreitMtg operations have risen discovered al Mount Carmel, Ohio, which have been carried on by a tnati named Robert Neat, a man of property, and by profession a lithographic and steel plate priaier. It is estimated that during the Inst few years he has counterfeited 6400,000 on the State Banks ol Ohio and Indiana, and the Northern Bank of Ken-, lucky. In (act, it is believed he has issued nearly all the counterfeit money on these hanks that has flooded the country (or sev rat vears. He has heretolore been above suspicion, but was finally detected through a man in his employ. He was iracsd as far as New York, where it is supposed be look passage (or Europe. Sensible Resolutions have been adopt ed by the Louisiana House of Representa tives for furnishing each member with ten daily newspapers during the session. 'Bcgikkino to Complaih. Serious'cnm plaints are being uttered from various quarters against the present Legislature of Tennessee. The Legislature is accused of having done do good of having done harm and of having done nothing. Murfrttt' loro' JVews. Then "the present Legislature" is very grosbly misrepresented. It is essentially a working Legislature. With an efficient corps of officers io both Houses, and a majority of tha members more disposed lo act than otptak, they are now incessantly angaged, day and night, in despatching tha mass of important business before them, which has passed through the process ol investigation and preparation by commit lees; and we predict that, at the close of Ibe session, the journals will show a large amount of business transacted, honorable to the character of the State, and which will be approved by the people. There has been less talking done, thus Tar, than we have ever known at any former session, and quite as much labor. Nath. Paptr. Death or James G. Biuret. The Chicago Tribune announces the death of J as. G. Biroey, Esq., the great Abolitioniat. Over nine hundred buildings have been areeted 10 Memphis, Teooessee, since the 1st of January 1851. Charles Dickens, in the last number of Household Words, says that the watch words of France are now "Liberty, equali ly, fraternity, and musketry!" At apples and eels are skinned before they are esten, so are hypocrites used up s soon as then masks are pulled off. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Feb, 2, 1852: The accounts from France show that Lou is Napoleon, though he has not yet assum ed the title of Emperor, nor establiahed Constitution, is not disturbed in his sway by parties al home, or coalitions abroad. Government credit is nnchaken, and hi policy continues to be peaceful; hut still, on the part of the English presv, he is viewed with distrust. England appears to be pre paring for the worst, by attention to her defences. It ia aaid that our Minister to France. Mr. Rives, will return home in the Spring. It is hoped that some one, aa able and discreet as he is, will succeed him. The renewed rumors of dissensions in the administration are unfounded. The President and the Secretary' of State con tinue to maintain the most cordial relations, It is inferred from some remarks of Mr, Fillmore that nnlese it should be probable that the Whig National Convention will nominate him, he will withdraw his name before the Convention meets, inasmuch as their failure lo select Vim would impair the influence of his administration. Senator Clemens' letter in regard to the policy of the Union party of the South, ia the subject of much comment. The Sena lor gives the opiaioo that Alabama, Miii sissippi and Georgia, by uniting on a com mon basis, can control the nomination and election of President, and secure all the just rights of the South. If the Baltimore Convention should nominate Gen. Cas, or some democrat who is "untarnished by free soi'ism nr secession," he and the Union party will, he says, support him; and, if not, not. The Union holds that this letter is calculated to revive the past dissensions in the democratic ranks in the South, and calls upon Democrats to do their duty In their puny and the country, with reference to past disputes, Kossuth ia making no headway. He will not be able to raise a fund of fifty thousand dollars in this country. Hsd his predic tions of populsr commotions and uprisings of oppressed nationa in Eurcpo only been verified, ho might have been more eucceas fill. . His doctrine of intervention is already exploded. But the new project of interfer ence in behalf of Irish exilce ia quite as objectionable, and is dangerous to the ex tent of the disposition of politicians lo use rt for the purpose of conciliating the Irish vote in thia country. The remarke of Judge Butler, on this subject, are very just. The discussion is to be sooo renewed in the Senate. Tut Deaf ard Dcmb. The Tennessee Institution lor tbe instruction of the Deaf and Dumb io (his place is now in success ful operation, under Mr. Morris, who has been many years, connected with ihe In. stitution in New York, as principal, assist ed by Mr. Bronson, a graduate of the Ohio Institution. The Trustees have appointed a matron for the females, and a curator who has charge of the boarding, &c. We hope the benevolent will exert their influence with parents, guardians, &c, of the deaf and dumb, between twelve and twenty-five years of age, te induce them lo avail them selves of ihe previsions of the law by which their children may be inatructed and send them lo the school, Tbe regular term Commences on the first of October snd continues until the fifteenth of July; but pupils will be received at the present session until the first of Msy next. Register. Knoxville,Jan.22,1852. 'Caw You Reach them Pertaters?' Many ol our readers bare no doubt read the following rich anecdote. It is old, but like good wine, it will bear reputation. Those who have never had 'read of it will thank us for reviving it from ibe oblivi on into which it was last falling. Several gentlemen of the Massachusetts Legisla ture, dining at a Boston hotel, one of them asked Mr. M.,t gegtleman who sat oppo site 'Can you reach ihsm pertaleri, titV Mr. M. extended his arm towards the dish, and satisfied himsell that he could reach the 'pertateis,' and answered Yes sir.' The legislator was taken aback with this unexpected rebull from the wsg, but presently recovering himself, he asked Will you stick my fork into one of 'cm, ihen7' Mr. M. took ihe fork, and very coolly plunged it into a finely cooked potato, and trfl it thtrtl The company roared, as ihey took the joke, and the victim looked more foolish than before; but suddenly an idea struck him, and raising lo his leet, he ex claimed, with an air of conscious triumph: 'Now, Mr. M., 1 will trouble you for the fork.' Mr. M rose to his feet, and with the most imperlurable gravity, pulled the fork out of tbe potato, and returned it amidst an unconquerable thunder-storm of laoghter, to the utter discomfiture of tbe gentleman from B THE WOMEN IN CONVENTION. The New York Sunday Timea makes the following allusions to some of the femi nine Notabiliiiea who recently aisembltd io Convention at Worcester: Mrs. Price read a report describing man as a "dougbfaced cringing creature," and contending that nature deaigned women's lega (she actually said legs!) for pantaloons. In conclusion,' the report aiated that, aa revolutions for human rights were general ly accomplished by ocesns of blood, there was no telling what it might be necessary to do and dare and suffer before woman obtained equality with man. Mrs. P. is a triumph. We ssy to her, as Macbeth said to Mrs. Macbeth: "Brin forlh rat children only- For thy undaunted mettle should compose Nothing but males." . Mis Lucy Stone a precious stone, no doubt felt aggrieved that woman made her waisi so slender "lo minister to ihe depraved morbid taste of man." "The very body." She also averred that"there waa not room for a large and generous heart in a pair of tight-laced corsets." These woman's rights women are fond of going into de tails. Misa Stone concluded by moving a resolution that all employments be open to women, and that all openings ought to be sei2ed. Mrs. Elizabeth Stanton, of Seneca Falls, daughter of Judge Cady, exhorted her sis ters by letter lo persevere in the good cause. She argued In her communication that women ahould act as "captains of steamboats and other vessels, conductors of railroads, where Ihey could obtain plenty of air and exeicise, and-members of Con gress." Dr. Hunt, of Boston, (described her as a robust woman, "fat, fair and forty,") complained bitterly that she had been una ble to obtain admittance at Harvard Col' lege as medical student. She sought to "develops bsr nature," she said, and her nature tended lo the study of physiology. We think that Dr. Hunt was an ill-used woman. She said, and we do not question it, that lady doctors "had an ease, a confi dence, snd a prudence that would go lar to cure the patient without medicine." No doubt of it. Mrs Mehltabsl Haskell, an o!d lady, said she "had groaned for fifty years under the oppression or men." Having made thia afflicting atatement, she lifted up her voice and weptj but, soon drying her tears by the fire of her indignation, aba abjured the women present to di battle lor their rights. We hope the he-fellow will let Mebitsbel alone for the future; fifty years are enough lo "groan under the oppression of men." Let the old lady have an unlimited fur lough. Of all the women who figured in the Convention, we like Mrs. Nichols, the wife of a Vermont editor, ihe best. She is in false position. Her heart is evidently run ning over with warm womanly feeling. She raid that "the object of woman waa to be loved," We like her for tbe real ten derness with which she spoke of her hus band and children. She compelled all her eisters to betray the softness of their nature in spite ol themselves, by making them all cry. St a John Fbahbtlih. Ii is just made public thsi the last person to communicate with Sir John Franklin, was Captain Mar tin of the British whaler Enterprise. Il was in 1845. The Enterprise was along side the Erebus in Melville fisjr, and Sir John Invited Captain Martin lo diaa with him, Which tbe latter declined doing as ihe wind was fair to go South. Sir John, while conversing with Csptaio Martin, told bim that he bad five years' provision!, which he could make last seven, and his people were busily engaged in salting down birds, of which they had several casks full already) and twelve men were out shooting more. This renders it highly probable that Sir John and hia companions are still alive, cruising in that mysterious open sa, which covers the Pole. What a narrative will theirs bt, should tbey ever return? Letters op Atmospheric Pressure. A Stoughton correspondent of Ihe North BriuVewater Gazette, aara there has been an experiment tried on the Boston aod Providence Railroad track, for the purpose ol ascertaining if letters can bt sent to a distance by means of atmospheric pressure. To test the practicability ol Ihe theory, there was laid for about one mile a pipe, through which the paper or papers were to pass. I am told Ihat those who have experimented, are of opinion tbal a communication can be taken in tbia manner from Boston to New York in four minutes, and ihey are sure of suocesa. A Yanks editor remarked, in a polemi cal article, that though be would not eall his opponent a liar, he muit aay, (hat ii the gentleman bad intended to state what was utterly raise, ee Bad been remarkably sue etstful in hn attempt. AMBITION VS. FAT. Lymphatic temperaments have generally rendered men averse to active labor, to consecutive thought, and to ambitious pro jects. Theact has been known for time immemorial; every man is sufficiently skilled io physiognomy lo select the active and daring, from the easy and good-humored; but why this is so, none bat Ihe learned seem to understand. The well known observation which Shakspeare pots into the mouth of Cesar will doubtless occur ' to every reader: "Let me have men about me that are fat. Sleek headed men, and such as sleep o' nights: Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look, Hetih'Aks too much; such men are dan- Agerou-y -Some writer, (we know not who, aa we find the paragraph floating without credit,) who appears lo have been a shrewd obser ver el his fellow men, both physically and intellectually, has the following remarks on this subject : "It would sppear that it is requisite (or the body lo be active and elastic as the mind; and if it is not, it weishs ihe latter dowo lw us own gravity. Who ever heard of a fat man being ambitious? Cecsar waa a spare man; Bonaparte was thin as long as he climbed the ladder; Nelson waa a ahadow; the Duke of Wellington had not sufficient fat in bia whole composition lo greaae his own boots. Io ahort, I think my hypothesis to be fairly borne out, that fat and ambition are incompatible. Ambition seems to depend upon Ihe irritation of bile acting upen delicate mucous tissues. Now, this is utterly impossible in a fat man, for the blood la so much taken up in forming adipose matter, ihat it cannot afford to do much for the biliary secretion. Give a man a hundred weight of goad auet as n kind of cushion for his bones, and he will jog along this life's turnpike without troubling others or himself much." Tbe driver on the mail line from Elk ton to Hopkinsf ille came very near freezing lo death on Sunday night last. He became unconscious ssme five or six miles Ibis side of Hopkmsville; but his teum kepi on and reached ihe botel abuut 10 o'clock. He was cn his teat, stiff and speechless, with reins and whip in hand. He waa laken down and active means were employed io relieve him which in a few hours proved successful. Bowling Green Standard. , In an affray at Brooklin, opposite St. Louis, on Thursday evening last, between a gambler named- Davidson, and a grocery keeper named Rowe, the latter waa' severe ly cut with a knife, who calling to hia wife for assistance, she shot Davidson. He (ell to the floor, when Rowe literally beat out his brains with ihe butt of a musket. Rowe gave hinsell' up. The St. Louis Intelligencer ssys: 'Davidson, the man killed by Rowe and his wile, in Brooklin, we learn, waa ex- tremely solicitous lo make a confession previous to nis (team. He even went so far as to stale that his real name was not David-en. Here death interpose', and a tale untold, and perhaps involving some unexplained mystery, some terrible crime, was lorever shut out Ironi Ihe Knowledge of the world. He lived but about fifteen minutes after receiving the blows on his head." AifECcctfTRto Suicide. The following paragraph appears in ihe French papers; On a well-dressed body, discovered hang ing from a tree on the road from Versailles lo Sceaux, the following letter was found i "Those who shall discover my body sway ing itself at the impulse of tha winds, at did those formerly suspended to the gibbet at Montfaucon, will, no doubt, feel either terror struck or moved with pity. 'Behold,' they will exclaim, 'another victim of wretchedness orVief.' The; will be mis-, isken. . I have always been peifectly hap py. I feel that with old age will come in firmiiies, and it is to avoid the slightest pain, tbe most petty annoyance, that I have determined to put an end io my life. This msy appear absurd, but I am uf opinion that when one has lived comfortably for more :haa 60 yeara he ought to have bad enough of life. I was not an inhabitant of Paris; I therefore think il will be impossible to know who I am. Besides, I have laken every precaution far insuring this; and, if tbe last wish of a dying man commands any respect, I entreat that no inquiries may be made on Ibe subject. I left my home after selling everything, and giving out thai 1 wss starting for a foreign country. My property is all realized, and ihe bank notea which it haa produced will have yesterday reached the handa of an honest father of a family, whom il will render happy. I have ao managed thai he ahould be ignorant of theirsource. Having no further business in this world, I am going. Good bye I (Signed) An Original." Punch bas a carricaiure representing Louis Napoleon with a dead gooae, labelled "La Repub'ique," whieh he haa evieerat ed to 6nd a golden egg. C. W. Deniaon has started a paper in Boston, called "Our Country," which goes for Webster for President, and Cobb for Vice President. Dark Hours. There are hours, dirk hours, that mark the Jbis'ory of ihe brig bl est year. For not a whale month of aay of lbs milliona of ihe past, perhaps, bas the sun shone brilliant all the time.. And there have been cold, atormy daya, io every year, when could be aeen or heard nothing that cheered Ihe spirit or gratified our desires for the beautiftl. And yet the miata and shadows of ibe darkeat hours have dissi pated and flitted away. . The crudest V icy fetters have been broken and dissolved and.tbe most furious storm loses its pswer to harm, . . : ,. : ; '; And what a parable is all thia ohumsn life of our inside world where the heart works al its destined labors. Here, too, we haw ihe overshadowings'of dark hours, and many a cold blast chills the heart to its very core. But what matters it? Man is bom a hero, and ii ia only by darkness and storm tbal heroism gains its greatest and best developement and illustration. Then il kindles the dark cloud into a blaze of glory, and the storm bears it more rapidly to its destiny. Despair not, then, Never give up while one good power is yours use it. Disappointment and mortifying failure may attend ibis effort, and that one but only be honest and struggle on, and it will all work well. Happt Mart. The influence of a dear young friend, whose home conduct waa a beautiful illustration of the faith that work eth by love, ia thus described by an eye witness. "She moved about the house like a sunbeam. I heard her singing as she passed to and fro, and her mother heard Lher loo, and aaid, with a fond smilej'lt is Mary. She is always the same,' always happy. I do not know what I would do without her.' 'I do not know what any of ua would do without Mary, repeated her eldest dauchter, and the rest echoed her words. "Her youngest brother is of a violent temper, and is always quarrelling with somebody; but he never quarrels with Mary, because she will not quarrel with him, but strives to lurn aside his anger by g-ntle word. Even her very pretence has an influence over him." SONG. 1 digs, I hoes, . I ploughs, I mows, t . . , I fete up wood for winter, , I reaps, I sows, And laiera grows, And for all I knows, I'm indebted lo the printer. I do suppose, All knowledge flows Right from the printing press) So off I goes, In these 'ere do's, And settles up I guess. To prove that advertisements are read, the Portland Traveller says : A gentleman doing business in State atreet, dropped a thousand dollar bill. He immediately stepped into our counting-room and direct ed an advertisement to be inserted of his loss, with the request that the finder of ihe bill would bring it lo Ihe Traveller Office. This morning, a poor boy, who keeps in the market, brought in ihe bill, having picked it up in the street, and received fifty dollars for bis honesty. A Servsnlgirl being much fatigued with her work, declared 'that men ought lo do women's business;' and wished 'that she was a mittren instead of what she was, for she waa tired of b'ing a mo it.' It will not do lo hoe a great field for little crops, nr lo mow twenty acrea foi five loads of hay. Enrich ihe land) il will pay you for il. Belter farm twenty acres well, than fitly acres by halves. The Man Aft) the Vine. In one of ihe early veara afier the creation of ihe world, man becran to plant a vine, and Sa tan bkw it and drew near. "What plantesi ihou, son of tbe earth?" said ihepiince of demons. "A vine!" replied the man. "What are the properties of this tree?" "Oh, its duit is pleasant to look at, and delicious io ibe taste; from it is produced a liquid which fills the besrt with joy." "Well since wine makes glad the heart of man, I will help thee plant this tree." So saying, the demon brought a lamb and slew it, then a lion, then an ape, and last of all a pig, killing each in succession, and moistening Ihe roota of Ihe vine with ihe blood. Thence it has happened ever since, that when a man drinka a small portion of wine, he becomes genile and caressing as a lamb; after a little more, strong and bold aa a lion; when he lakea a Imle more, he resembles an ape in hia folly, and ahrurd and mis chievous actions; 'juI when he has swallow ed the liquid to excess, be is like a pig wallowing is the mire. Prudent Hosbard A woman was lately buried in a grave yard near London, who had been dead upwards of five years, a near relation having left her an annuity of $30, to be paid on the Aral day of every year as long as she should remain on earth. I a consequence of ibis legaey, ar surviving huaband hired a little room ovar a stable in ihe neighborhoood of bia dwelliag, where aba was kept in a lead coffin until after his Ceath. THE MAIDEN AND THE HERO: On the hTght ol ibe battle of Brndywiae, I waa aent with a message from General Greene to Count Pulaski, a noble Po'ander, who took a prominent part in oOr freedom. He was quartered in a neat farm-house, nesr the upperjords. After our business was finished, Ibe'Count asked me to lake some refreshnwxts, aod at tbe same lime bt called out 4 ' ' ' ' "Mary, my lass, Mary!" ' :' v 10 an instant, a rosy1 cheeked girl enter ed, her face beaming with joy, ir would seem, at ine my sound of Pulaski's voice'. "Did you eall me. Count?" aaid she, verf limiJIy ; J ; :s .,; A "How often have T told you, little loye," he aaid, bending bis tall form to kiss Iter cheeks, noi to call me Count; call me your dear Pufaski. Thia is a Republic, my Jit. tie favorite. We have no Counts, you know." "But you are a Count, air. when al home, and they any you came a Ion; way over the ocean to figh' for ua." . "Yea. yea, Mary, very true, I. did come a long way, but one reason why was, I hd lo come, in a measure-. Now ran you get for this gentleman and myself some re freshmenia? He has a long way to ride to night." "Certainly, sir," and she went out Of the room like a fairy. "A fine, pleasant girl," aaid Pulaski. "Would that I had ihe wealth I ones had. I would give her a portion ihat would send half iheyouths hereabout after her sweet face." ' On the morning of the I4ih of SepternJ ber, 1777, ihe British army advanced - in full force to Chadd'a Ford, for the purpose of crossing Brandy wine Creek, and i bring on an action with Washington. Sir Wil liam Howe drove Maxwell's division across the ereek by (en o'olock, at one ol ihe low er fords. The Hessian General, Knyphausen, with' a large force advancing up ihe aide of the creek, and uniting with Lord Corowallis, who commanded the left wing of the army, crossed at the upper forks of the river and , creek. i 11 so hsppened, thai during the raging ol the conflict, in carrying orders, I paased immediately in ihe direction ol Pulaski's quarters, that I bad visited tba nig bt before' Situated aa the hous was, in ihe midst of ihe bsttle, euriosity induced me to ride up. - Suddenly a aheet of flame burst forth. The house waa on fire. Near Ihe door -step lay the body of Mary, her head cut open by a sabre, and her hraina oozing out of ihe terrible wound I I had not been there more thar. half a minute, when Pulaski, at the head of a troop of cavalry, : galloped rspidly to the house. Never shall . 1 forget the expression of his face, aa he shouted like a demon on seeing tho inani mate form "Who did this?" A little boy, that I had not before noticed, ' who was lying amid the graas, hia leg dreadfully mangled, said "There ihey go!" He pointed lo a company of Hessians, or Auspach grenadiers, then some distance ' off. "Right, wheel, mencharge!" And they dd charge. I do nor think one man of that Hessian corps ever led ihe field, except to be placed in ihe grave. The last I saw of Pulaski on ihe battle ground of Brandywlne, h was bearing in hia arms the lifpless form of poor Mary. m ........... ..w w.u v, w u" .in will become more brutish than a brute; but aa a rational being, and be will show that he is so. "Surrender!" was the summons of Gen eral Rosen to Hamed Bey, "surrender f Resistance is in vsin; the host which I bring sgslnst you sre numberless as the sands of the aea shore I" "Bui my hosts," was ihe reply, "are like ihe waves of the set, which wash away ihe aand!" It is a curiosity to find n man who places too low an estimate on his own abilities. There flow to the human lungs. every minute, nearly eighteen pints of nir, and nearly eight pints of blood; and in twenty-four hours upwnrds of nftv-seven hogsheads ol nir are in haled to oxvgenato twenty-four hoes heads of blood. Some pirls, in kissing, purse up their mouths as if they were about to perform on tho flageolet. Thit is wrong. Kissing is a luxury that should be indulged in with "an appetite," and not nibbled nt as if it were "a pizen." If you put two persons to sleep in the same bed-room, one of whom haa the tooth ache, and the other ia in love, you will find thnt tho person who his the tooth ache will go to sleep first.