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8. T. IVIXS. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TERMS. ?2 a year, payable in advance, or Zat the expiration of the year. rSf A'o paper dieontinued until eirrenrgct .repaid, except at the option of the FublMer. For announcing the namct of candidate for eficetZ, Cask. Tthcns, Friday v May 21, 1852. Tim Bank. Ten or eleven of the Di- rectors of the Branch Bank of Tennessee, at AthoniL met lit tho Banking-house on Friday Just, and ndjourned, without organizing, to Friday the 28th instant. The Bridge across the Tennessee. It is "ratifying to us to bo able to announce to the friends of the East Tennessee and Georgia Rail Road Company, that a con tract for buildinsr tho Rail Road Bridge across tho Tennessee river, at Loudon, has this week been negotiated and completed upon terms mutually favorable to all the parties. This, we suppose, will scttlo tlie ' question of the extension of the road beyond all cavil. The company to whom the con tract has been let is composed of Mr. Jas. Gettyh, of this place, Mr. J. B. Irvin, of Pennsylvania and Mr. T. T. Corns, oTOhio. The two luttcr gentlemen have recently been extensively engaged in Bridge buikling in Ohio; understand tho business thoroughly, and are highly recommended as responsible and enterprising men. Mr. Gettys is well known to the people of this section as a man of large means, safe, prudent and enterpris ing. So that there is no mistake about the Bridge Contract. Wo understand the con tractors will commence operations imme diately. District Convention. It having been au"gested that a Convention to nominate an Elector for tho Third Congressional District, be held at Athens immediately After the Presidential nomination is made, wo will take tho liberty of urging upon our friends throughout tho District, in tho counties where meetings havo not alrondy been held, to get together on the first Monday of June and appoint delegates. Wo are aware that as yet tho Whigs of this Congressional District havo manifested but little interest in regard to the approaching contest. But as tho time is rapidly drawing near when they must once more buckle on their armor and gird them Belvcs for the good fight, it is right and pro per that they should now take somo prepara tory action, with a view to a thorough can vass and a perfect and efficient organization. From the movements of tho opposition, the strupglo is to bo a fierce one. With an np pctito for tho spoils of office, whetted by a fourycars abstinence, they will fight with all tho c:iergy of desperation, and it behooves tho friends of good government and sound principles to bo on the alert, and preparing for n warm and exciting canvass. As a pre liminary step, let meetings be held in every county of tho District, on tho 1st Monday of Juno, and delegates appointed. Hamilton and Bledsoe have, with praiseworthy zeal, already acted. We trust Blount, Monroe, Roane, Rhea, Meigs, Marion, Bradley, and McMinrt will not falter or fail. With a view to concert of action, and that we may enter the contest with harmony and efficiency, and emerge from it crowned with success, it is highly important that each and every coun ty in tho District should be represented in the Convention. What say our friends? shall wo havo a full attendance? Wins Elector. Tiros. A. R. Nelson, Esq., publishes ft Card in the last Knoxvillc Whig, in which ho declines serving as an Elector for the Stato at largo in the ensuing canvass, which posifion was assigned him by the Whig Convention that assembled at Nashville hist winter. Mr. Nelson's profes sional and private business will not admit of his accepting tho nomination. We subjoin tho concluding portion of his Card: ' "Believing that tho position of Elector for the State ut largo is one of the brightest honors you havo tho power to confer, I have felt and will continue to feel grateful for tho confidence implied in the presentation of my namo as one of your candidates. It would afford mo great pleasure to vindicate your principles according to tho best of my ability, and to extend my nequ uiuuiuu Miiuuginmi.j tho State; but causes of a private nature bo- , yond my control, imperiously forbid it. As , I canvassed the greater portion of East Ten-1 nessoo in the three last Presidential contests , in two of which I was a candid do for, and chosen as Elector from tho first District, and as I do not npprohend that you will expe rience any difficulty In tho selection of an abler standard bearer, I rely upon your gen erosity to mike nil proper allowances for the circumstances which inlluence my action. , "If our National Convention selects as we h ive every reason to presumo it will . Candidates for tho Presidency and Vico Presidency, whoso devotion to the Compro-. miso, and fidelity to Whig principles, are bo-! yond all question, and if the whig of Ten-1 ncssco, disregarding all local, personal and : sectional differences, will rally to their sup- port, 1 sincerely hope and believe that we can , . l...H.. nnrrv tllrt StrltU. IIS Wfl again irim"i'"""j . . ... have done in every Presidential contest with in the last sixteen years." Railroad Meeting. Boar in mind that there is to be a meeting of the citizens of Mc Minn county, at the Court-houso in Athens, on tho first Monday of next month, to ap. point delegates to tho Rabun Gap Railroad Convention, to bo hold at Anderson, S. C, 1st of July. McMinn county is deeply in terested in this enterprise, and we trust the mooting will be largely attended. Nomination or Mr. Fillmore. The whigs of Richmond county, Vo., havo nominated Mr. Fillmore- for tho presidency, but at tho same timo they declare their purposo to sus tain any other true whig that may bo nominated. "THE SECEDERS." The Address of the "Immortal 'Lev-en" who withdrew from the Congressional Caucus at Washington, because they were not allowed to do a thing that was out of time and place, and for which there was no necessity, has been sent out and published in most ot the papers of the country. Whether it has been generally read we are unable to tell. We have not published it, for the simple rea son that, after a careful perusal, we did not beliuve it was calculated to do any good, that it was neither instructive nor entertain in", and was, and meant, nothing but a more attempt at justification of a step evidently regretted as soon as taken by those concern ed in it. Viewing it in such light, and believ ing that it would eventually injure its au thors, we did not feel disposed to fill our columns with it, to the exclusion of other mutters quite as int eresting to the majority of our readers. When it wasfirst proclaimed that such an address would bo put forth, knowing democrats and those keen-sighted whigs who are always nosing out and proclaiming trou blc among friends, predicted a most terrible smashing up of whiggery immediately on its appearance it was not only to denationalize the party, but break it up, destroy it root and branch, and dissolve tho whole concern into its original elements. It was nuts for demo cracy to crack, while disaffected whiggery fairly danced in its boots. Well, after pro per time for public expectation to get up a little, tho much vaunted address was sent out to tho country, has been extensively circu lated, and. no doubt, read by a preat many persons; and what has been the dreadful re sult? Just nothing at all ! Tho public mind has not been moved to any great extent or startled out of its propriety by this document. True, democracy seized upon tho nut and cracked it, but not finding any kernel, are now very Industriously engaged in throwing the shell in the teeth of the gentlemen who presented it to them. A few openly profess to approve the step, but nine-tenths condemn it as being uncalled for, indiscreet, and im politic. Tho whig party stands in just as good position as it did before. There are no more divisions or greater diversities of senti ment in our ranks in respect to aspirants for the nomination than have existed on former occasions in the history of tho party. Prior to the nominations of 1840 and '48 we heard tho samo wild notes of discord and disaffec tion, sounded, as now, by a few individuals, and taken up nnd prolonged by others whose desires for notoriety are continually leading them to seize upon every thing that may at tract a little attention to themselves. But the nationality, integrity, and success of the whig part havo never been jeopardized by such ill-timed efforts. We see no good rea son why they should bo now. We suspect tho disaffection is neither deep nor incurable, notwithstanding the mighty efforts made to make it appear so. The permanent withdrawal ol ton jr twelve Congressmen could not se riously or lastingly impair the unity of the whig party, or destroy it. Wo trust that it is held together by no such feeble ties. All par ties have members whose vaulting ambition sometimes leads them in the wrong direction. Men reputed wise, distinguished and far-sec-iug, occasionally commit gross blunders, but generally discover their error before it is too late for repentance, and in timo to repair all the mischief which their erratic wanderings had created. Such things have frequently occurred in the history of parties why should'nt they again. One man, in his zeal for his favorite, declares if another is nomina ted he will not support him. Well his par ty get together and after consultation deem it expedient to select that other one. What can our disaffected friend do? lie must either come round, or go over to the enemy He cannot adopt tho latter course, without proving to the world thnt his whole political profession has been a lio and a cheat. An "armed neutrality" and "masterly inactivity," are senseless terms in polities. Rash decla rations and hasty action get politicians into very awkward positions sometimes, while prudence and discretion seldom do harm. As far as wo have been able to learn, the withdrawal from the Caucus of the authors of tho "Address to tho Whigs of the United States," has not seriously impaired the pros pects of the party in the Presidential contest now approaching. The peoplo generally seem willing to wait and nbido the action of the Whig National Convention, soon to assemble. They believe their delegates will nominate good and reliable men for President and -Vice President. They are paying no attention whatever to the jeseuitical appeals from the other side, and as to there being any s';rious disaffection, or "bolting," in the event of this or that favorite being nomina ted or defeated, those who make such state ments are grossly ignorant of the feelings of the masses on the subject If Mr. Fillmore is nominated they will cheerfully rally to his support. Should tho nomination fall on any other good and true man, they will be very apt to bo about on tho day of tho election. The Nashville American. This paper has roccntlybcen enlarged, and much im. proved in other respects. If the "American" was not so dreadfully Locofocoish, we would sny it was among the best papers in the Union. As it is, if any body in this section think they can't possibly get along without a democratic paper during tho Presidential can vass, wo advise thoin to subscribe for the American. Mr. Eastman, tho editor, is an ablo writer, and understands how to make up a roadablo sheet. Wo wish him the most abundant pecuniary success, but darn his politics. No mail south of Dalton, Weduesdny. " AVAILABILITY THE TWO THIRDS RULE GEN. CASS." The "Augusta Constitutionalist" a leading democratic journal in the South, and wh-e editor frcqueutly displays a good deal of frankness and candor in discussing matter pertaining to his own political household, has an article with the above caption, in a late number of his paper. Passing by .tif " fling" at " Tippecanoe," " Buena Vista, 'Cerro Gordo"the "hasty plate of soup," and the charge of "humbuggery nnd clap-trap" against the whig rarty, there is something in the editor's views, as expressed below, that strikes tho mind with a good deal of force, and strengthen the belief that if Gen. Cass and Gen. Scott are the nominees, the former will airain be badly beaten. That is cj our opinion, decidedly, and we entirely agree with him as far as he eocs. But if tho do- m ,, mot-racy cannot elect Gen. Cass against Gen Scott, what hope can they have with any one else? Our opinion is that he will, if nominated, beat any nag democracy can BUirt. The following is the Constitutionalist's arti cle: "The democrat who believes that our can didate for President has only to be announced to bo elected that he will be carried triumph antly in on the booming tido of Democraty because a large majority of the A mericatf Vo ters are democrats has underrated the (Rtli- cultics in tho case. A majority of the Amer ican people, were democrats in 1818, as they were also in 1810. Yet, pun-powder popu larity on the part of the whig Generals, and general unpopularity on the part of the demo cratic candidates, gave tho victory in each case, to the former. And so will it be agiin, if tho democrats re ly too much on the strength of their cause, and too little on the popularity of their can didate. Gen. Scott can beat an unpopular democrat, and it will be no holiday pastime to beat him with the most popular. "Tippeca. nop," even with the drawback of "Tyler too." is typical of what military enthiisiam will do among a military people to upset tho iscst calculations of astute politicians. "Buena Vista," inscribed on party banners, has given some faint foreshadowing of the effect that Chippewa," Cerro Gordo," "Chepttllepec" and "Mexico," will produce in 1852. These catch, words, associated ns they are, inseparably, with the military glories of our country, are decidedly available particularly in the hands of a party that understands the science of clap-trap "and humbug to perfection. Now, the democrats must likewise look carefully to availibilily. In doing so, they will have to come to the conclusion that Gen. Cass is not available. The lustrous g ornn of his broken sword, and trfb halo of military heroism that hovers around that old hollow stump upon which that trenchent blade was shivered, if it be not all an apocryphal tale, did not avail against tho immortal Iiyht that flashed from Buena Vista. Even the truly splendid triumph of diploioncy, unsurpaiscd in its intellectual vigor and its successful boldness, tho frustration of the Quintuple treaty, could not vio with tho astuto and recherche skill which guided the Taylor corres pondence, (the celebrated horse letter always excepted.) How, then, can the defeated candidate of 1848, hope to wave a triumphant banner ever ii in: I for his antagonist as the brilliant nnd tjaf field or iaavivitnncti a nerc nifieeiit General Scott? Even had Gen. Cass the epistolary powers of Gov. Marcy Bupcr lidded to his other gifts, they would not avail against tho racy author of the hasty plate of soup letter. Now, it would prolong this article unne ecssarily, were we to go into detail to show that Gen. Cass was stronger in 1848, thnn he is now. The fact is notorious. Hissqusttcr sovereignty doctrine, nnd the duplex con struction of liis Nicholson letter, which in volved in its mysterious folds thnt curious doctrine; nnd his remaining mvm in hi teal, nnd thus refusing to vote upon the fugitive slavo bill have seriously damaged his popu larity in tho South since 1848. Should 1 lit! Constitutional Union party in Georgia, Ala bama nnd Mississippi, run an independent candidate, as it may do, Gen. Cass would pro bably not carry either of those three demo, cratie States. There is not one of those Southern States that ho lost in 1848, that he has any better chance of petting in 1 852; while his chances for South Carolina may be set down us just equal to nothing at all. It is said that his friends who may be in a bare majority in tho Baltimore Convention, will, in order to secure his nomination, repu diate the two-thirds rule. Nothing could be more suicidal not for his prospects alone, but for the democratic party than such a procedure. It would burst the party into fragments. Thnt rule has become time-honored. It is tho common law of the party.' To abolish it would bo an outrage that would be fiercely and bitterly resented, and those who would feci outraged by it, would take a stern delight in seeing the candidate defeated for whoso sake it was done. It is very plain that tho man who docs not sufficiently unite in himself the elements of popularity to get the nomination by a two-thirds vote, is not popular enough to be elected. He cannot enlist the sympathies and active efforts of the whole party, and this is absolutely requisite to ins ruccc. unn. uusi Gon. Cass g.it a two-Pdals vote, and yet failed in 1848. Ho-jt cou'i he succeed in 1 853, when more than one-third of the party are unalterably resolved that it it a nomination not fit to he made." Baltimore, May 13. The U. S. House of Representatives adopt ed to day by a vote of 107 to 66 the Home stead Bill, which gives 160 acres 'to every settler after five years occupation. Both Houses have adjournod until Monday. The Deficiency Bill has not passed. Mr. Clay is much worse. His debility is increasing and death is approaching. Now York City sends 4 Fillmoro and 2 Scott Delegates to tho National Convention. Tho French Hotel in Now York has sus tained dumago'by fire to tho amount of $70,000. A woman and two children perish ed in the flames, nnd a fireman was crushed by the falling of the walls. The Canada's mails left Boston at noon to day. Mr. Webster has consented to address the Bostonians before his return to Washington. ltf Jcrrold says, that young boys who marry old maids, "gnthor, in tho spring of life, the golden fruits of autumn." A wcrry nice sontiinent, but not at all likely to Uke. FROM. WASHINGTON. Washington, May 12. The speech of Mr. Stockton, in the Senate yesterday, is tho chief topic of the day. He urgently recommends naval preparation by additions to our Navy, and especially to the steam navy. Even the four or five new steamers that we have to meet the powerful steam fleets of the world, he condemns as abortives. He says the Navy is less able now to cope with foreign naval powers than it was in the war of 1812 for we have not kept pace with foreign powers in naval im provement and preparation! The Commodore wont strongly, too, for protection cf iron and coal, as the basis of national prosperity and strength. As to politics, he planted himself upon tho Virginia platform of 1798-'9. As the Commodore isnow and then named in connexion with the Presidency, his speeches nrejooked to with interest; and, besides, they are not deficient in vigor and originality. Mr. Clingman's'lctter, stitihg the terms on which he and other Southern ' Whigs are willing to co-operato with Northern Whigs in tho Presidential election, attracts much attention. As tho fugitive slnve law is the only one of the series of the compromise measures that remains unexecuted, he de mands that the Convention and its nominee shall both make on unequivocal declaration in support of that law.. He says thnt if the South shall neglect to support and shall con sent to sacrifice such allies as Webster and Dickinson,she will recoil upon them with terrible effect in future sectional conflicts. It is by no means certain whether, or when, Gen. Scott is to make a public avowal of his views on the compromise measures. Some of his friends say ho will do it before the meeting of the Convention, and others that he will do it in reply to tho letter informing him of his nomination, and others that he will not do it at all. But he makes daily de clarations on the subject to his friends around him, and nil who know him nro convinced that he is sound on this subject that ho was not onlv a friend to the compromise, but electioneered for the passage of tho fugitive slave act. Mr. Clay is confined for the greater portion of the day-to his bod. His mind is still clear and memory perfect. He is ablo to fill and sign a check now and then, and can remem ber exactly what sum he has in bank. He is gradually wasting away. Baltimore, May 14. In the U. S. Scnato to day" the Deficiency Bill was debated. Mr. Pratt said that Mr. Fillmore had authorized him to say that he would have given a casting vote nt the time of its passago on all the Compromise Bills. The Fourth Dist act of Massachusetts has elected a Delegate who is in favor of Mr. Webster. . Mr. Clay has slightly improved, and some hopes are entertained. The Fvenc President. -Those wfco arc fond of the ludicrous and farcical may find in thft proceedings of this gentleman enough to keep them perpetually shaking their sides with merriment, if 'they will only shut their. eyes to the grave conseqenccs of his actions. Among the richest things which he has n- chieved lately, was the grave hypocrisy of his opening address to the Legislature a speech so full of mockery and falsehoods, that not one of Tarttiffe's most unctuous or ations, says the London Spectator, wns more palpably hollow and unreal. It is a wonder how a people so ncute to perceive tho ridicu lous as the French, nd so quick to express their sense of it, should have failed to greet it with a general burst of laughter: The theatric 1 displays of the "Prince Pres ident" and his liveried legislators, with their embroidery and feathers, cannot be taken as any indication of what is really doing or im pending in France. They are the juggler's grimace to distract attention from his tricks of slcijht-of hnnd; tiny have no connccion with the thoughts and emotions which are struggling in French society; and the extinc tion of real "Parliamentary government," and the silencing of the press, together with the espionage of the post-flffice .and tho police, render it impossible to detect what is at work behind or .beneath them. "The Empire," or a Red Republic paralysis of tho nation's political action, or anarchy anything is on the cards. Divorce. Among all the strango reasons for divorce, we never saw one urged that ex ceeded tho following. Wo copy from a re port of tho proceedings of tho Ripley Circuit Court, in the Versailles (Ind.) Whig "Josiah Squires, nho, was divorced from his wife. Frederick Squires. Tho cause ot tlivun'v wfin, unit 1 1 1 u i , .-in iiii.h.'i. .. ..o ...'i'-- less, nnd his wife hnd abandoned him from the fact, ns she states, ho did not furnish her ns much liquor ns ho agreed to, nnd that they had been married very nearly two years, and he had onlv purchased her one keg of beer. Wo think husbands should live up to their contract; this being done, there would bo but few divorces." 3f Tho Richmond Examiner, in tho courso of a "slashing" article upon politics, observes: " Every one behind the scenes knows well that it is jaro, very rare, to find a politician who is any thing more than tho monkey who has climbed to the top of a py ramida man of small intellect nnd little virtue, who hasbeen exalted for an hour by the tide of circumstances, who is endeavor ing to Keep his head above water by the blad ders of Puffery and the corks of Buncombe, instead of downright, manly, single-hearted exercise of whatsoever talent nnd strength 'have Leen given him by God." - Flock or Sheep. One hundred and sixty sheep, which Mr. Jewett, of Madison county, Vt, lias iust imported from Spain, have a& rived at New York, in chargo of a Spanish shepherd. Mr. Jewett paid 14,000 for tho flock. There was one buck which cost 8900, and would ehcnr 21 poundi of wool. Cuban Rumors. Private letters received from Havana by the Isabel, state that rumore were current in the Island that another ex pedition for the invasion of the country was on foot in the United States. If was report ed that the people of Venezuela had furnish ed 4000 stand of arms which had been sent to the place of rendezvous, and that a large body of troops were shortly to assemble ai a suited point from whence they would make an attack upon the Island. The letters which we have seen, one of which is from a lady, go so far ns to give the names of the officers who are to command tho liberating army. Besides several engaged in tho last expedi tion, the name of a distinguished American j military character is given. The rumor had oineMnrtll.ln llnPSsillCSS tO tl'.O UCW government, which, while it kept a sharp look out, was exerting itself to prevent tho circulation of the report. Spanish authority rests very uneasy in Cuba. Well, wo shall see wlrat we Bhall see. Savannah JVeu-s, bth inst. More Humbug. Capt. Cox is down on electricity. The weather beaten old veteran has long been suffering from a pain in the back, lumbago, hippopipotamus in the dip thong, with an inclination to room-it-is, and, in fact, "don't foci well himself,? , Old Cop peras, the other dayasked tho capiuin why he didn't try something. "Try electricity, captain -sure cure." "Bah!" growled the veteran of the battle and tho breeze "Bah ! Humbug! Electricity? Have n't I been struck by lightning nine times in ono night in the Tropics, and it didn't do me a d bit of good ! JIumbng !" A party of ladies nnd gentlemen are on their way from Savannah, Georgia, to make a summer excursion among the great prairies on the eastern slopes of tho Rocky mountains, during which they will visit i ort Laramie and otlierfronticrforts,nndpa8stliroughtliehunL-! . . . ing grounds of the Pawnees, Kansas, and Otta Indians. They consist of six or eight gentlemen nnd three ladies. The gentlemen go amply armed to defend themselves against the Indians. They expect to return to St. Louis by the middle of October." This ad venture has a dash of peril in it Worthy of American wives and daughters. t In the Right. The iribtto of David Crockett, nnd nn ndmirable one, was,'"be sure you nro right, then go ahead." If one is in tho riglit, whatever path he may pursue, he cannot fail .of success; or if perchance ho fail, he can lio down with his clear commending conscience, nnd sleep sweetly by tho wayside, though his head rests upon n stone. Right is a principle allied to those happy combina tions, which, in the great aggregate of life nro corlnin in triumnh. Ri'-ht is like light and truth, indestructible, eternal. New Route to Caarleston. The Cin cinnati Gazette of Tuesday week says: "The steamer .Sam. Cloon left tbjs, pott for Nash ville on Sunday morning, with shew locomo tive, tho 'Tullahoma,' built by A. Harknessdi Co., of this city, for the Nashville nnd Chat tanooga Railway. This road is expected to be so far completed by December next that travellers from the Ohio Valley can reach Charleston, S. C, Savannuh, Ga., Macon, At lanta, and other Southern Atlantic points, by the interior route; say Cincinnati to Nashville by steam boat, whence there will be a con tinuous railway routo, except atout thirty miles by steam boat. This routo will bo quicker, cheaper and pleasanter than the pre sent ono by packet ships via N. York, and in the winter months passengers will not only escape the storms of tho Atlantic, but pass thronph a perfectly delightful climate in the mountainous region of Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, nnd South-Carolina." The Old Trap. - Rev. Henry Ward jRce chcr, who bids fair to become as famous for his wit as for his eloquence, makes the fol lowing shrewd reply to those disinterested peoplo who ask temperance men why they don't enforce the old laws against rum-selling instead of framing new ones, like that of Maine. The render can judgo whether ho drives the nail homo nnd clinches it: "It is said, why don't you execute the pre sent laws? This puts mo in mind of an old rat, wjio sleek and fit, comps out of his hole, sees a new trap. He walks around it peeps into it, nibbles at it, nnd finds that it is not like tho old ono it is all wire, and there is no getting out of it. So ho poos to the keo cr of the house, nnd says: "Why are you not satisfied with the old tmp with tho wooden bottom, through which I havo crawled forty times?" So with these old liquor rats; they know how to evade them; they like the MainoLaw. These men can tell what the law means. The outcry that they now make, lends me to think that they smell fire. I never wns so much iii favor of the law us when 1 found out how tho rumseller opposed it. Mississippi. Tho Stito Convention of tho whigs of Mississippi assembled at Jackson on the 3ifinst It was organized by appointing Gen. A. B. Bradford, President and numer ous Vico Presidents nnd secretaries.. Tho Convention expressed its preference for Mil lard Fillmore for tho Presidency and John J. Crittenden for the Vice Presidency, appointed delegates to tho National Convention, and solectedthe following elccton.J ticket: . For the State at large. Alex. K. McClnng, of Lowndes. Jus. L. Alcorn, of Coi.homa. Samuel S. Boyd, of Adams. Fur the Congrrtsional District. 1st District Samuel Benton, of Marshall. 2d do Joseph B. Cobb, of Iowndus. 3d do Win, R. Miles, of Hinds. 4th do IF. F. Simrnll. of Wilkinson. True. homebody says that "nntions in a statu of war are liko individuals in a state of intoxication. The nations get drunk on plo ry, the individuals cm gin;-and incur debts when "shot in tho uock," that it staggers them to pay when- sober, CERTIFICATE FOR THE CURE OF ' BROKEN DOWN MERCHANTS. Read the Document. We have often tried in our feeble way, says the Boston Transcript, to make the people of this city understand the benefits to be derived by giv. ing publicity to their business, through the medium of the Press. It will cure broken down, weak, sickly business men save more lives than were ever saved by all the medi cines ever sold - tiking the certificates .of doctors and druggists for true; but read the document. Hear the Testimony. In the year 1840 I started business in the city rf Boston, with a cash capital of $5,000, and a good fair 1 hired me a pood store at a moder ate rent, applied myself industriously to my business. In 1842, 1 took an account of stock, and found that I was $3,000 worse off than when I begun more than hnlf of my capital hnd been sunk in expenses and bad debts. This rather discouraged mc, but as it was the first year of my business, and 1 wns but little known, I thought I would try it another year. My creditors and friends recommended that I join a church or an engine company, both of which I did, and in 1843, 1 ngain took account of my nffairs and found that if I could sell my stock out nt the marked prices, I should lack just $1500 of having money enough to pay my debts. I Had a ifotc against one of the brothers in tho church for $200, which soma iwid was good; this would reduce my indebtedness that amount but he never paid it To make a long story short, 1 failed burst up went to smash and all my f riends and creditors pronounced mo a ruined man, and to make it sure, they turned mo out of the church. In 1845, 1 contrived to gCt a little money, with which 1 bought a few goods. " I got some bills and cards printed, and scut them to every one I could think of the consequence was, they began to come in nnd trade a littlo. I continued to push tho cards and bills, nnd also to advertise in the newspapers, nnd customers came in fioni all parts of tho country. 1 soon had to en large my store, nnd I now do a big"er busi- o - - ni.KS than nny m:;n on the street. I keep up my advertising, and my business keeps increasing. I have pot $15,000 invested in good stocks - I own tlie house I live in, and it is worth $7,500 my goods are nil paid for,a I buy for cash, nnd sell for cash nnd I have- paid off nil my old debts of 1843. This I attri bute to your invaluable remedy to nn un healthy business, of letting the public know what you are doing, and what you want to" do through the press.. If this certificate will be the means of saving one poor man situ ated as I was seven years ago, my object is accomplished. C. SHARP, Jr. Energetic Policemen. A few . nights since, a policeman, in New York, discovered a stray horse wandering about the streets which ho secured, nnd was proceeding to a stable with it, when another officer, suppos ing he had stolen the animal, arrested him and took both the policeman nnd horse to the station house, where the truth of the matter was developed, nnd the vigilant officer gti laughed at for his pains. Gentlemanly Robbers. The brigands of Tartary when they attack travellers, use this following courteous language: "My eldest brother, I urn wwiry of Walking on foot. Be so good as to lend me youTr horse!" or, "I nni without money will you Hot lend me your purse?" or, "Jt is very colil to day be kind enough to lend me your coat" If the eldest brother be charitable enough to comply, he receives thanks; if not, tho request is enforced by two or three blows of the cudgel, or, if that is not sufficient recourse is had to the sabre. Type Setting. If'any body wants to bet S50 on anything in human shape, of the same ngo and experience, in typo setting ngainst a little girl in her eleventh year, they can have a chance at the game. She can set twelve thousand emi per day, and out waltz the dancing master at night Newport (A'y.) News. m The longest train of passenger cars ever run on the Buffalo nnd Rochester, road, enme in at five o'clock yesterday afternoon. It consisted of thirty-six cars, which were alt full of passengers, mostly emigrants. The side walks from Main street to the depot. Were lined with them for ut least two hours. JSuli'alo Com. Advertiser, Monday. A NewJIampsihre Whig City. Tlie A mcrican, a remarkably well conducted week ly, paper published at Manchester, N. H.r thus speaks of that city: We conceive that low places arc more fa vorable for f he estiblishnient nnd support of nn efficient Whig paper than the city of Man Chester. Here is a city of 15,000 inhabitants in the very heart of a "Democratic" State sprung up in a day bcsldo this burning cata ract young, clastic, enterprising beyond pre cedent whoso very existence is in conse quence of V hig measures nnd Whig princw pics. Its magnificent mechanical and manur fat-turing structures, beating like grout hearts send streams of wealth through tho city and ' ndjncent country. Its towers look down up on tho coascress uclivity of industry. It ' stands hero, enriching one of the most barren spots of our littlo Stito, a visible, palpable, irrefragiblu argument for nay, a triumphant cxcriiiciit-il vindication of, VVhig policy. In such a city it is idle to suppose thnt a VVhig paper will not receive support correspondent to its merits from such a spot, its voice must bo entitled to, at least, the ordinary respect Cotton is Kino. Charles Dickens, in a Into number of his "Household Words," after enumerating the striking facts of the cotton trade, says: Lei any great social or physical convulsion visit the United States, and England would feel the shock from land's End to John O'Groi.t's. The lives of nearly two. millions of our countrymen, nro dependent upon tno cotton crops of America; their destiny may be said, without any sort of hyperbole, to haiig' upon a thread. Should any dire calamity befall the hind of cotton, a thousand of our merchant ships would rot idly in dock; ten thousand mills must atop their busy looms; two millions mouths would starve for luck of food to Iced them." Philadelphia, Mny 19. The State Treasurer has officially reported 350 public defaulters, who havo robbed the State of Pennsylvania of over $3,000,000.