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ATHENS OST. BY SAM. P. IYINS. ATHENS, TEM., FRIDAY, APEIL 1G, 1852. VOL. IY.-SO. 180. TEIiMS: THE POST is published every Friday nt f 2 per year, paviibie in n-1 vano', ir $:t, if pay ment 14 delayed until tliu expiration of the Jrear. AuVF.nTISKMBNT.-l will bu charged ?1 per Square if 12 lines, r less, for the first inser tion, and 25 cent fur each continuance. A liberal deduction made to those who advertise by tho year. I'cfaCM sending advertisements must mark tho number of times they desire them inserted, or they will eontiuuo until for bid and charged accordingly. For announcing the names of candidates for Office, :t, Cash. .Ton Wohk, such as Pamphlet, Minutes, Cir culars, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, &., will be fexecutcd in a neat nud workmanlike manner, bt short notice, and on reasonable terms. All let ters addressed to the Proprietor, ptfst toaid, Will be promptly attended to. Persons at a distance sending us tho names xf four sol vent, subscribers, will bo entitled to a fifth copy gratis. No communication inserted unless aeiom rmnied by the name of the author. C3T Office on tho West side of the Public Square. THE POST. AthcnsFridiiyjprilC, 1852. Badti.moke, April G. In the V. S. Houso of Representatives to day, tlio resolutions recently offered by Mr. Jackson, of Georgia, in favor of the Compro iniso, were passed by a vote of 100 to G5. Tho Connecticut elections have resulted in (favor of the Democrats. A violent snow storm occurred in Boston .yesterday. Tho snow was a foot deep. JiMrnioiiE, April 8. The Albany Whig Legislative Caucus have adopted n resolution by a vote of -fit) to 1 in favor of Scott. The Maryland Democratic Caucus was unanimously in favor of Cuss. 'St. Lotis, April G. The result of the election fan be given by saying that the whole whig ticket iv.m been elected. Kemietfs majority is tmout 600. An effort was made in the first ward by tho Gcrmansto prevent the American whigs from Voting, which caused tho Americans through the eity to rally a force of about 500 which soon dwelled to 3000 ot more, and proceeded to the first ward, wlicrc a terrible, Tjloody and fearful conflict ensued. The Americans were fired on, when they proceeded to tho house whence tho firing c.imo, nod completely demolished five or six line buildings. Several lives were lost. Among ilie number is depu ty Sheriff Stevens. In the evening fin houses wero burned. The light continued with various success until a late hour of the night, when a number proceeded to tho German press "Tho Amzeiger," and threaten ed to burn down the building; and wero only prevented by tho timely arrival of Mayor Kenneft with the miliary. The military were stationed in the building until a late liour. Several wero very badly wounded. 557" The stopping: one's p per, tho instant any sentiment adverse to present opinions is found in it, is u silly transaction. Such a reader must'havc uu unbounded confidence in his own w isdom, lie must consider him self too w ise to learn any thing. He must feel that nil deviation from his notions is baneful error. Ho does what ho can to si- enco all freo discussion. J3f"Dr. Marck says tho best cure for hy sterics is to discharge the servant girl. In his opinion, there is nothing like "flying around" to keep the nervous system from be coming wnstrmig. Somo women think they want a physician, he says, when they only need a scrubbing brush. California t a great country! It is said that all you have to do there in order to raise a crop of Potatoes is to lfnng one up with a string on a sunshiny day, and let the shadow striko tho ground; it immediately takes root, spreads, and produces a bushel per hour until you cut the string, or pocket the potatoes fact ExTBAORDi!(ARr.-The Louisvillo Democrat says: A member of Congress the other day, mado a speech in committee of the whole, in which he confined himself to the subject matter before that body, and he teas not call ed to order! Tho Cumberland Allegsnian of Friday, ays : "A disease which bus baffled the best medical skill has 'been prevailing for some time past in the Glades, the upper part of this county. Its approach is known by a alight pain, which soon extends over the sys tem, drawing the body nearly double, and causing the most excruciating pain to the per son sttackod, who is only relieved by death, which usually takes place in a few hours. Families have been almost entirely destroyed by it, and we hear of an instance where a widow and three children were attacked, and died one little child only escaping. The New England Soap man was in Cin cinnati a few days ago on his way to Colum bus, Ohio, whither ho has been invited by some of the members of the Legislature now in session there. If ho can remove the dirt from that body, he can accomplish more than any other person can do. The discovery has just been made by a learned philosopher that without a mouth, a man could neither eat, drink, talk, kiss the 1 FROM WASHINGTON. AraiL 5. Tho Whigs of the Senate held a caucus on Saturday, at the Capitol, on tho subject of fixing a tiuiu and place for tha meeting of the Whig National Convention. Mr. Mangiini was called to tho Chair, and Gov. Jones was appointed Secretary. Tho attendance was very general, and a disposition was manifes ted towards harmony. After somo consulta tion as to the time of tho meeting, it was a grecd that it should bo after tho Baltimore Democratic Convention, and the fust of July was generally preferred. As to the place, there were several opinions. Some wero for Phih: lelnhin, and others for Baltimore or An napolis. A committee was appointed to con fer with any committee to bo appointed by the Whigs of tho Houso on that subject. The joint comnirltvo will) in their report, re commend a certain day and place, and this notice will be published and conformed to by tho Whig delegates. Nothing was said in this Conference on tho subject of tho Whig nomineo, though it is known that tho Sena tors of tho Whig party are much divided in opinion as to that point. Dr. Baldwin, who was charged with ab. stracting certain papers from the State Do partmont, Was indicted for InhScny; and as he had gone to the North, the President directed the U. S. Marshal to go for him, and ho is nowhere. He has given bail. Ho says he took tho paper and had n right to do it. It seems that after abstracting them and read ing them over, he threw them into the fire. But, after a few days, bo thought he had act el imprudently, and wrote a note to the Se cretary of State apologising for nnd explain ing the act. In the mean time tho Clerk hav ing charge of the papers had made a com plaint against him, and tho President direc ted tfrc Clerk to go before tho grand jury and state the facts. Tho Supremo Court was to meet again to day, and will continue ill session another week. Another of tlio great land bills has been put to sleep i" the House. Tho bill granting Innds to Iowa for certi'in rail roads, passed the Senate after full debate, and an attempt to put it on its passage in tho Hou.s6 failed by a vote of two thirds. Tho bill has gone to tho Committeo of tho Whole, nnd is at the bottom of tho calendar, and may not bo t: Tien up n't all. 'Ot. Chan. four. Gus. Cass axo his Rival. A biography of Gcrs Cass, published at Detroit, having been recently announced, the New York Eve ning Post thus speaks of tho tmbject of it one of the prominent Candidates of its party for tho next Presidency : As the work of Mr. Young makes its ap pearance at Detroit, the resilience of Mr. Cass, wo presume it will be regarded by his friends as authentic. It is Hie biiigTnirriy of a man of amiable temper; but flexible purposes, a nerv ously nYixmos observer of public opinion, kng versed in public attains but perhaps too much of a jwliticinn to be a perfectly success ful one. An epitome of Mr. Buchanan's charavAcr- istics from another Democratic source is in no deirrco more Haltering. Mr. Marshall, of tho House of Representatives, in a recent speech in that body thus spoke: I will s:iv ii advance, that I never sought to iniure Mr. Buchanan, because I really do not think ho is in the race. I Laughter.! If any part of the Democratic party were try ing (in the lamrunge of Mr. Breckenndgo) "to fight out of the trouble by attempting to mount up on tlio prostrate bodies of nil the best men of the party," iu such a conflict Mi Buchanan would escape, as not being worthy of killing. Uughter. Harmony. Tho Washington correspond ent of tho Charleston Standard says: "Tho Democrats are in tho greatest tribulations and tho disorganized condition of tlio party was well illustrated by a facetious friend yester day, w ho said upon this topic that the party could not commit even a rtot that offence requiring the concert of three or more persons in projecting or carrying out any given pur pose. Tho different cliques have ceased to War upon tho common enemy, tho Wliigs( and have turned their guns upon each other. Many express tho opinion that none of the' prominent candidates can get the nomination nt Baltimore, and if the convention docs not tako up some new man, as it did Mr. Polk, itt 18-14, in consequence of its disorganized con dition, that it will end in a row." Liberation of the Irish State Prison. Kits. The N. Y. Tribune is indebted to the Editor of the Irish American for a slip from the Dublin Freeman's Journal, of March 20, containing the following important announce ment, which is believed to bo reliable : "It is reported that orders have actually been issued from the Colonial Office, or short ly will be issued directing the immediate re lease of the Irish Exiles, subject to the con dition that they are not to return to any port of the British Islands. Mr. Whiteside had been an active intercessor for liberation." It is said that Gen. Flores is at the head of the expedition which has gone to revolu tionize Ecuador, and that he has from 2,000 to 12.500 men, and a steamer with eight guns, besides several sailing vessels. It is also stated that several American and English offi cers accompany him, nnd that some desperate fighting may be looked for. Capt Jackson, a Texan ranzer. is reported to be one of his of- jficers. HAMLETS SOLILOQUY. According to Dr. Johnson's interpretation of this soliloquy, Hamlet here discusses with himself tho question of a future life; and the opening words ho takes to bo tho ques tion to be decided "To be, or not to be." But this docs not seem to be the true mean ing of the passage. Ho docs not yet discuss the question of a future life; this does not come up for some time; but his thoughts arc turned upon his situation, his wrongs, and upon the foul crimo perpetrated upon his fa ther, of which he has just been informed by a messenger from the dead; by tho perturb ed spirit of the murdered king. He is charg ed with the task of avenging "this foul and most unnatural murder;1 he is living under the roof the murderer who has filled his fa ther's place. Why, then, not tako arms against a sea of troubles and end them? It is but a blow but one moment; it is a swift change from life to tho everlasting sleep of death. Sleep ts sweet, too; it ends the heart ache and all the troubles that flesh is heir to, and gives, instead of strife, and sorrow, and contention, a balmy rest, a sweet oblivion. But then, sleep is not unbroken rest, for dreams come to the sleeper. Some may be bright and cheerful visions; dreams of love, of beauty, of peace, of heavcn Somo may bo dark nnd gloomv; dreams of storms and death. Such may be the dreams that visit tho couch of the natural sleeper. May there not bo dreams hovering round the head of him who sleeps the everlasting sleep of death! What dreams, if nny there are, must theso be? Tho dreams of sleep are but fleeting shado ws of realities, that, almost boforo we can seo thoir forms, are gone; but the dreams of death are no shadows, but realities; not fleeting, but per manent and everlasting. It is then this fear of something after death that makes men hesitato and draw buck, when about to plunge from life to the sleep of death. Wo are beset here, it is true, with evils many and overwhelming. Wo are ex. posed to disappointment, contempt and op pression; nnd theso aro hard for man to bear. But may it not bo even worse in death? No traveller has returned to us from tho silent land; no pilgrim has told us tho strange tale of its wonders, its dangers and its charms. The way we know; it is short and easy, but we dare not tako the fatal step, (it is but a single step) for that will lead us there. Tho tlurir veil nuiy not be penetrated but by i.n- ing through it; and when once passed, we have ifb return. "Thus conscience does make cowards of us all." Great deeds; high enterprise, bold ac tions that native resolution bids us perform, aro weakened and destroyed by this fear; a fear stronger thnft courage, stronger than the very strongest resolution, which no man can resist which no man can overcome. Improved Rifles. The following para graph is from tho "Yankee Blade:" Ijist week we quoted from an English writer an account ot a new and improved ri fle introduced into tlio French army. A Hartford paper states that a Connecticut man, Mr. Sharp, li:is invented a ntlo tor tho man ufacture of which a company has been organ ized in that city. It is a breech loading, weighs 6 pounds, (the French rifle weighs 12 youuds,) will carry a ball weighing about ono' ounce, with 55 grains of powder, a dis tance varving from one mile and a quarter to a mile and a half, 2,200 to 2.6-10 yards, and such is the force of the ball that at the dis tance of 1,500 or 2,000 feet, it will penetrate hemlock timber to tho distance of 5 inches; at tho distance of half a mile will hit a tar get of 30 inches, 12 out of 15 times, if the aim bo good, that is to say. It can be load ed and tired ten times per minute, until at least 50 or t) rounds are discharged. This is accomplished by means of Mr. Sharpe's new lock which is tilled with primes, and which pass out ns they are needed. An army of ten thousand men could pour into the ranks of an enemy ono hundred thousand Volleys in one minute, niidat this rate until the num ber of primes wefe exhausted, which can bo replenished almost instantly. This beats the French rifle altogether out of sight. Grant Thorburn, calling to mind the pafn est, able men in New York pulpits til times past, makes this severe remark on their suc cessor1: "They read a dead homily from a dead paper lo a company of dead souls, and in a manner, too, as dead as the Devil - who always attends church, could wish. Now, all the eloquent speakers, singers, and actors, are engaged by the Devil to servo nt his al tar? Any stnmmeringtohgue is good enough for the pulpit. Were the mantle of VV hite field or Wcstlcy to drop on the shoulders of some of these wooden ministers of the gol den churches in that citv; were he to thun der in the cars of the people. 'Ho that be- hevcth not shall be damned, 1 verily believe j that one-half the dear sisters would fiy i through the windows on hysteric wings. Impeachment Of Arista It has been proposed in the Mexican Congress to impeach President Arista, for instigating? a Cant. Bu- enabad to thrash one of the members, Scnor Villaueva, who had made a speech in the Chamber of Deputies, violently censuring the conductor the President dipt. B., it ap pears, exhibited a paper from Arista, authori zing him to haul Scnor V., over the coals, for his sjiecch; and Arista, it is said, stood in a balcony, at the time, apparently a delighted spectator of the combat. The strongest string yet known is said to be a string of onions. To tike ink out of linen, jerk an editor out ot his shirt In 1900, it is estimated that the exports of the V. States will amount to 5700,000,000, Assignment of Land Warrants. The omission to give any form for a power Of at torney in the published regulations for the assignment of land warrants, under the re cent' act of Congress led to enquiry being made to the Ocncrnt Imm Utlice, at Wash ington, when the following form of a power of attorney and also proper directions for its execution, were communicated to the writer. They will be of service all over the country: FORM OF A POWER OF ATTORNEY. Know all men by theso presents, that I, (here insert the name of Warrentee,) of the county of and State of , do hereby constitute nnd appoint of - my tru'o and lawful attorney, for me, and my name, to sell and convey the within land warrant, No. , for acres of land, which issued under the act of September, 1850. Signijoi in presence of 3 (Wa 'arrenlee's signa.) The acknowledgment of this power of at torney must be taken and eertilied in the same manlier as the acknowledgments of the s'des of the warrant or certificate of location be fore prescribed, and must also be endorsed on tho warrant. Baltimore, April 3. Tlio blustering month of March, made his exit in a characteristic manner, a cold nnrth- cast storm prevailing all day. "All Fools Day" opened pleasantly enough, but tho weather has sineo been cold and trosty. "Winter Still lingers in the lap of spring." The Democratic members of the Maryland Legislature held a meeting on Wednesday evening last, and elected Col. Edward Llovil and Col. Hugh Ely, Delegates for the State at large to the National Convention. Theso gentleman are tho fast friends of Gen. Cuss for t;ie Presidency, and will adhere to hiin in Convention as long as there is a chance of his obtaining the nomination. At a meeting of tho delegates of the five Upper Wards of Baltimore Citv, forming a part of the 3d Con gressional District, Delegates were chosen to tho District Convention, who were instructed to vote for no one as a Delegate to the Na tional Convention, who was not a supporter of Gen. Cass. By these unci other indieir- tions it is now rendered certain that tlio vote of Maryland in the National Convention will bo given lor that Statesman. Carroi.ton, Ky., April 3. About half past 2 o'clock, the Madison and Cincinnati packet Redstono passed this place. When audtit 3 miles above, it seems that she landed at the Kentucky mde and ns she was backing out, her boilers exploded with a tremendous noise, tearing the boat to atoms, nnd causing her to sink in less than three minutcss in 20 feet water. Several gen tleman here whose attention had been attract ed to the boat's racing, and tho great quanti ty of tam she was workimr. saw the oxp'.o sion. iter ctitmnvs, were blown half wav across the river, ft is said that all on hoard have perished. Tho flumes are still visible from our otlice. .... Railroads, Th e editor of tlio Aberdeen (Miss.) Indpendent is a strong and enthusias tic ruijjvjad man, and he thus discourses to his reaucrs in tlio course oi a long article can ing on them to aid in building the Mobile nnd Ohio road: "Ioki.round von at the world, nil irolnff on the wings of Lightning and the power of Steam, at the rate w 30 miles per hour by the latter, and at tho rate of thousands of miles ;r second by the lormer, nnd you here standirg oh the banks of a little, narrow, cy-prus-kieed, snaggy, crooked, sandbarred, con temptifclo dry branch.with all your past year's carnj'm going to waste around you, waiting forrlv Look at-yourselves, you men of energ y in everything but Railroads why the world' r ill run overybu and distance you, leavin.Cyou. In dailiiioss, unless you go to work, pi k with tongues of lightning, nnd travel Wth railroad speed. Tho Tittsburg Gazette, a zealous snppbrtor of Gen. Scott, savs his "chances ure tho best for the nomination, pUII he is not entirclv safe. Cither of his distinguished competi tors rhny defeat him. It is almost certain that Mr. Fillmore will receive the Votes of Mary land, Virginia, North Carolina South Caroli na, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Misssissppi, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas, and California, fifteen Slales,Mtink"ng !22 Votes in all, arid leaving only 26 more to secure his nomination'. As .Mr.' Webster will have some votes, it is possi ble that neither of the candidates will have n majority of the whole on the first ballot, and should the friends of Mr. Fillmore and Mr. Webster have a decided majority they may unite upon one of thoe gentlemen and Se cure his nomination." Old ffno?.u'ou see, my dear, that the earth turns on its own axis, and makes one revolution round tho sun each year." loans Recorder. I lien, pa, noes t rancc turn on its own axis when it makes its revo lutionsr Old Gent. So, my dear, it turns on its bayonets. However, that's not a question in astronomy!" The item of oil consumed on nil roads is a far mote expensive one than is generally supposed. An authentic st dement shows that during tho year 1851 the railroads of .iLiKsachusutts, comprising a loui letigiu oi 1012 miles, expended lor iqivniiareti oil 55 ,- 233,80. The number ot miles ot r..il road in operation in the United StiU-s Is 10,814. Reckonlng the cost of oil on all the roads in the same ratio as that paid by the Massachu setts rail roads we have the snug little sum of $826, 943,82 as tho amount paid by all the rail roods in the United States for oil in 1S31. D-say! Do you believe in the Knotchcster Rockers! Do you love figs cat! Do you love tarns' lungsf Do you live near the sliottccary's pop! Did you ever rule iu a waggago baggon. Sunday M rcury. Ye-e! Was you evvuhocked by a bal vanic cattery, did you hear Waniel DelisUrs late speech in your city, did ever you see a steamboat bile her buster, did you ever drink untila of botch ale-and-oh speak! do you always -rote ths tig whicket LOVE AND CATNIP. The dim light of the lamp illumined the apartment for a while, but at last went out, leaving the rooin in darkness, save when an occasional flash of light from the half-extinguished fire gleamed for a moment upon the obscurity. In one corner, seated Upon a sofa, were the forms of a gentle maiden nnd her adoring lover. The youth was pleading his passion with all tho burning eloquence of impetuous love nnd imploring his charmer to name the happy day that was to unite them forever. But what was his grief to find that she did not meet his fond wishes with corresponding ardor. "Ah, Susan," ho Mghed, "have I then di ceived myself in fondly believing that your gentle heart reciprocated my passion ?" Sho fixed her liquid eyes upon him, but hir wolds wefe few nnd coldly uttered: "I rather think you have." "What! you cannot mean that you do not lovo me ! Y'ou will not tear from the sky of tho future the bright sin of hope, and leave me to grope forever in darkness! Oh, Susan! by the happy hours we have passed together by the bright dreams of happiness we have cherished by the vows you have sworn to love mo I conjure you to revoke what you have just uttered and promise to be mine!" But all unmoved by his appeal, she Curls her ruby lip and scornfully answers "I shan't do no such thing!" "Merciful heavens! do I hear aright.' must I then live on in loneliness, with all my hopes withered and dc:nl like n solitary sun-flower stalk in the chilling winter? Nay, by the whole universe, I swear it .shall not be! Marl; me, cruel one!; thou hast been the bright polar star by which I guided my whole existence. Thou wast the rock on which I founded my hope of happiness; and if thou wilt not con sent to bo mine, I swear by the blazing sun, that when he rises as usual to-morrow morn ing, before breakfast, his rays shall shine on mo a cold corpse beneath the angry waves of the raging Merrimack or perchance my bloody remains will be found upon its banks; and if these' means of death fail me, I will swallow poison! do you hear? nnd expire for love of thee. Then you will have naught to remind you of him who loved you better than a thanksgiving dinner, save tho consoling reflection that you aro his murderess!" But this agony, bis threats, affected iicrnot. She was as cold as the icicle that in midwin ter hangs from the noso of tho town pump. Cruelly deliberately did she crush his last hope, and with a mocking incredulous smile she said-- wYou dare'sn't do itl He sprang to his feet; despair was painted on his features; desperation glared in his eyes. With his hands clasped in agony he turned an imploring look towards the mistress of his heart and exclaimed "Onco moro I implore you to reflect; recall those cruel words or I go to fulfil my threat;" and with his hand upon the latch he awaited her decision. It camo like a thunderbolt to tho unhappy youth: "You may go If yori wish to grass ! With one bound hu gained the street furiously he dashed along, and turning the first corner, r.irt against a gust of Wind that was rushing the other way: Tho breeze knocked off his tile; il Had cost hiin a V but tho week before, yet he heeded not it hiss. Like a whirlwind ho swept n!oi;g the side walk, and espying a blue bottle iil a drug gist's window, he made tracks like a longitu dinal stripe of crude and solidified city milk, towards it. Opening the door with an im petuosity that mado the clerk spring over the counter anil seel; safety behind a glass c.ise, ho fixed his eyes with the ferocity Of a bereaved maternal tigress upon the slim and trembling attendant, and hoarsely growled "Poison! g'ivd me po!on "Eh ah what!" gasped tho horror stricken clerk from his place Of n-fuge. "Poison! do you hear.'" thundered the youth, furiously. With a shaking hand. Plumb's clerk filled a phial and overrun tho liquid on his new inexpressibles, but not heeding this mishap ho placed the significent label "poison," on the bottle, nnd standing on tip-toe reached it over the top of the show-case to his danger ous customer. Clutching it fiercely, the doomed young man hurled a quarter at the head of the clerk, and then hurried to his lodgings. When he reached his own room the ex citement had passed away, but it was KU1--eevded by a cool deliberation and determina tion that fas as rbsolutely blood -chilling ::s a cold night in IfcvciiiW. Undressing, hr prepared for bed, and then seizing the phial ofpoison he drank its contents unf.iultc ringly. Gcttin" into bed he aroused bis chum, who had slept through the whole of this terrible scene, and bade him ric and call his parents and also eciiJ for his false lady-love to come and see him die. His request was complied with, and soon his weeping parents arrived to bless their dying son. hilo they were lamenting ever him the door opened nnd Susan the cruel, but now repentant object of hisloe cstwed the rccn. As tb sp. preached the bedside of tho expiring youth) he raised himself feebly up and said "Susan, for thee I die !" and sunk back helpless on his pillow. Who shall paint the anguish, the agony of tho lovely inuiden ? With shrieks that rout the air into shreds and drove tho ancient taby from the room, she rushed to her doomed lover and implored his forgivenessi She called him by every endearing epithet) but alas, it was too late too late! Fondly sho embraced him tenderly she parted the hair from his brow und kissed his pale fore head. They were reconciled whilo he wua on the brink of eternity. But the poison was at work within; ho felt it coursing its burning way through every vein. He was conscious that he had but a few short moments to live, when his cht.mi who had entered to bid him a last farewell) inquired what he had taken. Perhaps there was an antidote. "Alas - no," murmured the unhappy victim) "it is too late to think of remedies. I am almost gone. The bottle of poison is on the mantel; I do not know its name." The chum seized the phial; ho looked at vh:.t remained of the fatal draught dubi ously he sighed, and extracting the cork up plied it to his olfactory proboscis. Three long snills took he, nnd the phial fell with a crash from his almost palsied hands, while in toiles of Wonder he ejaculated "Catnip! by thunder!" "H'W" exclaimed the expiring lover, springing bolt upright in bed. "Extract of catnip, sure as rain; you are not poisoned at all." With one bound the dying mini gained the iniil-i'e id 'the room. His lady love lied in I dismay at beholding him in his scanty cos i tiime, and lie, picking up the fragments ot the phial, soon satisfied himself that it was indeed catnip that he had swallowed. Tho young lady was carried homo on u wheelbarrow, and the adoring lover left ia tho I:;-;t steamer for California. Old Mn. Podger married her second hus band, not because she admired the man, but because lie was tlio si.o of her first protector, nnd would eoiue so good to wear his old clotiies out. Considerate woman that. Mrs. P. 'vnii't l'ar to see anything go to waste,'1 a:i Mrs. .Mulony observed when she fried her pols'.ucs wfih an end of candle-. Although wine is in universal use in the kingdom of Naples, drunkenness is very rare, and is held in universal abhorrence. A story is told there of a nobleman, who, being eon detMwl t death for murder, was offered a pardon on tho condition of confessing that when he did the deed he was intoxicated. He rejected the offer with disdain, saying that tlie would rather die than disgrace hhn fi'.lf m:d his family by admitting that he had been guilty of so shocking a crime as drunk enness. Truth. If all newspaper patrons would just treasure up the bit of truth contained hi the follow ing paragraph, it would be beucf cial to tbeili und us: Collecting is wasteful business. When a man subscribes for a paper, or buys merchan dise, he expects to pay for the article, ami not for the privilege of being called upon for tin money. The collector's labor brings ex pense upon one pirty without benefitting th other. Thus it i? lost labor. If men would volunteer to pay their debts, the persons now employed i.i colliding might becuiuu pro dueeri.'' MoTiiMtx aw ll.wsiiis. Mrs. Su isshclin, the independent and rceoiitric editress of tho Pittsburgh S;:tutd. y Visitor, has lately had u baby a first baby alter being married fif een years. As she b:.s a habit of w riting a bout every thing her own all'airs' us well us those of other people, she makes the baby the subject of an editorial. The above named l'..ct accounts for Mrs, Swisshelm's throwing aside the 'Bloomer" with such hearty disgust. She evidently "got too big for her breeches."' Day ftimk. Mrs Swi.-.she!iu spent some time in Wash ington -mt season, and wrote some very smart letters admit Congress; but, of course, that has nothing to do w ith the baby. bunJay Courier. Jrt?" Some poetaster wrote the following for the Hartford Review: I'iig is the morn that brings no eve; tall is the corn that no cob leaves: blue is the sky that never looks ycller. hard is the apple that never grows nicllor. but longer, and bluer, and harder, and tall, is my own lady love my adorable Poll. P. S. The author has since died in great agony. A Fossil Old Foot.-The Washington Republic, in mi article on old fogvism, says : If Mr. Buchanan is not an 'old fogy,' wo should like t I-now w lo re to look tor one. S io is i-iidi-iitiv an 'o!.l fogy' of the worst i:id: a fossil reio in: ju:-t tit to be put i:vay in n gl. -vi v. w. mill exhibited as a curious relic of the d. ys Is-fore the flood." This is r.-tbi r h. r.l talk about an aspirant for the Presidency. There are only two papers in the city of New York in favor of the Maine Liquor Ijiw, and only live or six, it is stated, in the whole St ite. A member of the Massachusetts legislature (the law now being under con sideration in th::t body) avows himself .liT.iinst it lioctusc of the great unhealthincss it will c use in the State. He thinks a great many iersons will tcvJ tr.ow'Uie as sooa as 1 the l-'vit rsesei girls nor cbew tobacco.