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BY SAM. P. IVIIS. ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, JANUARY G, 1854. VOL. VI. NO. 276. TERMS: THE POST U published every Friduy at $2 peryenr, pavable in ndvonoe, or3. if pay tiiont it delayed until the expiration of the AnvBitTisnMKXTS will be chnrgcd f 1 per square of 12 lines, or less, for the first inser tion, and 25 eeuts for each continuance. A liberal deduction made to those who advertise bv the year. Persons sending advertisements must mark the number of times they desire them inserted, or they will continue until for bid and charged accordingly. For announcing the names of candidates Tor office, S, Cash. Job Work, such as Pamphlets, Minutes, ( ir culari, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, Ac., 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 be promptly attended to. Persons at n distance sending us the names of fotirsolvciit subscribers, will be entitled to fifth copy gratis. No communication inserted unless accom puuicd bv the name of the author. tST office on 1,"iu trcet nu!tt Joor t0 ' e cM Jackson Hotel. THE POST. Athens, Friday, Jan. 6, 1854. Baltimore, Dec. 27. In the U. S. Senate, on Tuesday, Mr. Se ward introduced a Bill for tho construction of the Pacific Rail Road. The death of the Hon. Brookini Campbell having been announced, the Senate adjourned. In the House of Representatives, nothing was done beyond the delivery of eulogies on Mr. Campbell, of Tenn., whoso funeral will take pi. ioc on Wednesday. The Erie Rail Road track and bridge at Harbor Creek was again destroyed by the mob on Monday night. The citizens have held a meeting to endeavor to induce the mob to desist from their illegal proceedings. Tho Sheriff is serving Injunctions. On Tuesday, 6000 bbls. of Flour were dis posed or at from 6.87a!J7 per bbl. White Corn was worth from 58a60 cents, and Yel low from 6164 cents per bushel. Wheat had advanced. Tho Pupal Nnncio Bedinl hns been attack ed nt Cincinnati by a mob of Germans. Tho police interfered, when nine Germans were hot one bcini? killed. In New York, on Wednesday, Cotton was quiet, and 1000 bales changed hands, i' lour had advanced 25n37 cents per barrel. Corn was steady. Baltimore. Dec. 27. A tremendous conflatrration has occurred at New York, involving the destruction of several wholesale flour and other establish, tncnts. and shinoinor to a lares amount. In Front street, the bakery of Messr. Treadwell St, Son, and the stores or Metsrs. D. W. Main waring & Co., Jones Si Rowland, C. Harris Si Co. and R. W. Reynolds & Co., Dusenbury's large bell foundry, and Uavulsou & Young's crockery establishment. The wind was blowing a gale at the time Tho destruction among tho shipping was awful. Mr. Donald McKay's hugo clipper ship Great Republic, of 5000 tons burthen, which was nearly rendy to sail for Liverpool was totally destroyed, all attempts to save her and her cargo by scuttling having fniled in consequence, of the shallowness of tho water. She was insured for $300,000 the irrenlest nortion in New York offices. Her cargo consisting among other articles of about 9000 bbls. of Flour, 60,000 to 70.0UO bushels of Corn and Wheat, 1000 bales of Cotton 3000 bbls. Rosin, 1000 tierces of Beef, &e. was valued nt $600,OUO, but it is not yet ascertained how much ol that nmount was insured. Baltimore, Dec. 28. Both Houses of Congress, the President, r.MnM. nd Foreign Ministers attended the funeral of tho Hon. Brookins Campbell, of Tennessee, on Wednesday, at Washington. The Sermon was preached by tho Rev. Mr. Milburn, House Chaplain. CiticwiiATl, Dec. 28. The river hns fallen 3 inches. Weather cloudy. Flour $5 50a$5 60 : Hogs active, 6000 sold at 84 3584 50, closing firm at the latter price. Provisions, increased demand, but prices unsettled, improved prices obtaina ble for most articles. Whiskey dull at 21c. Baltimore, Dee. 28. Advices from Buffalo state that the riot at Erie on Tuesday was more serious than at first reported. Several rail road men wero shockingly beaten, and on attempt was made by the mob to hang Dennin, the Superinten dent One rioter was shot, but not killed. The Company refuse to run beyond tho State line. Great excitement exists in Buf falo, and it is feared that unless Government interfere, there will be a movement among the people in that part of the Statq of New York, and that tcrriblo disasters will fol low. The Savannah Morning News understands that counterfeit fifty dollar bills of the Bank of Hamburg, S. C, are in circulation in the western part of Georgia. They are said to be extremely well executed, and consequent ly difficult to distinguish from the genuine. far The Panama Railroad Bridge over the Chsgrea River, at Barbacoa, was complet ed, and a train of five cars passed over it, mi the 24th November. The engineer expects the road will be completed to Panama by next August. There is a great difference in Ihf Aeight of the tides in the two oceans. A anarna the tides rise 16 to SO feet; at A Hawaii they are only 3 to 4 feet. The summit level of the road between the two oceans is only 380 feet above tha sea, and the neighboring hills perhaps 1,000 feet high. fgr A New Orleans paper says that cop pr la a cure for the cholera. It is also ex. celleut in poverty. EUROPKAN INTELLIGENCE. By the arrival of tlio steamer Pacific wu have conflicting accounts of a tremendous naval engagement the greatest, some reports allege, since that nt Navnrino which took place on the 13tli of November, and resulted, it is said, in the defeat of the Turkish fleet twelve Russian and fourteen Turkish vessels, according to rumor, having been sunk, and fifteen thousand persons killed. On the morning of the 13th of November, ays one account, tho entire Russian fleet, consisting of 24 sail, appeared off the Turkish harbor of Sinope, a sea port town of Asia Minor, Anatolia, on the Black Sea, where Ad miral Osinan Bey was stationed with 14 TurKisli ships. The engagement immediate ly commenced, and the shore butteries being of no use, the Russians forced the passage of the harbor.. The Turks fought like devils, and would not surrender, but continued the combat with most desperate bravery, until one ship after another was sunk, blown up, or burned. Seven Turkish frigates, two corvettes, one steamer, and tlirco transports were destroyed. The Vice Admiral Osmnn Bey was taken prisoner. Ench Turkish ship, in addition to the crew, had 800 troops, on their way to Circussin; also the money to pay the fleet, all of which was lost. The Turks burned two of the Russian lino of-battle ships, three frigates and two steamers. The en gagement lasted only one hour. The remain der of tho Russian fleet was so shattered that it could scarcely reach Sevastopol. All Eu rope is said to be greatly excited at tho in telligence. It is believed however thnt a Eu ropean war can be averted. This is one version of the story. The most probable statement, however, is that the Turkish fleet consisted of only three frigates, which were protecting tho transports carry ing the rc-inforcciiients for the Turkish army in Asia. Prince Menscliikoff left to convey tho in telligence of the Russian victory to the Czar. The main body of the Turkish fleet was in the Bosphorus. The Turks have completed fortifying the coast along the Blu-.-k Sea. On receipt of the news of the engagement, vessels were immediately sent out by tho al lied fleets to take a position in tho Black Son. It is reported that Persia had resolved to march an army against tho Turks, and that the British Charge d'JjJ'airesUai left Teheran on that account. It is stated that Sclini Pacha and the Cir cassian chief Scliamyl surround Woronzozu on all sides, near Tctlis. The Mohcmednns in Asia are coming from all quarters to assist the Turks. The tunc of the Engljsii press towards tho Russians is very menacing, even the London Times leans towards tho warlike sido of the question. Tho Spanish Government, having been do. fcated in Cortez, a Royal Decree was issued suspending its sessions. New Southern Mail Schedule. The Wilmington, N. C, Herald has the following paragraph in relation to a new schedule fur tho transportation of the Southern Mail: We learn that a new schedule has been made, and that the mail for the South, hereto fore due nt this place at 9, A. M., will hereaf ter bo due at 7, P. M., and will upon arrival, bo transferred to tho Wilmington and .Man chester Road, instead of being conveyed by Steamers tho next morning to Charleston as heretofore. The cars will leave on the arri val of the Northern train, thus making n dif ference of twenty-lour hours in favor of tho proposed schedule, over that formerly exist ing. I3f A chifforicre recently died at the Hospice de In Pitro, whom they called the Countess. This woman, notwithstanding tho withering effects of suffering and debauch, was still possessed of some poor remains ol beauty. In 1831, nearly twenty years ago, sho wns one of tho most followed and admir ed lionnes of Paris. After having ruined several lovers, she finally induced a young man of good family, who was desperately enamored, to marry her. Two years after his marriago this young fool, to provide for the exageratcd expenses of his wife, blew out his brains at the police office, on failing in an attempt to rob the bank of France. It is said thnt the Countess, in the days of her pros perity, had chemises of linen cambric, so line that they could be drawn through a finger ring; and that after her elegant supper sho would have vhampuigne brought in a vessel of chased gold, lo wash her feet in. Such aro the luxuries in which depraved women in Paris often indulge, and such is generally their melancholy end. Many chijforicrs have in their youth shone in their equipages and diamonds; but orgies and debauch have soon caused them to decline, and step by step, they have finally attained the lowest depth of misery. Thirtt-six Davs wnnour Food. The St. Lawrence Republican givs the seeming ly well authenticated fact of a Mrs. Paine, (wife of Otis Paine, of Morlcy, N. Y.,) hav ing sustained the last thirty-six days of her life without food, sho having refused to take it She was insane. O-Tbe California papers adopt the Eng lish custom of publishing births, and add a truly American or "Yankee" peculiarity, by giving the weight of the young citizen. 3?Aii Englishman named Wilkins has made improvements in the telegraph, by which the message is written out by the tel egraphic instrument. Rather Ukkihd. Among the toasts giv en at a celebration in New York, at which Gen. Wool, one of onr American pioneers health and prosperity to his declining years. This was rather an unkind hint to the gallant General, considering that he is a prominent standing candidate for tha Presidency. "Murder Will Out." Arrest of a Fugi tive. Nearly ten years ago, two planters and tho overseer of one of them, were travelling from one part of Texas to another. Night found them beside a river which they were unable to ford, and where they would have to wait till morning before they could be ferried across. The weather was fine, tho travellers were well armed, and as they were accustomed to wild-wood journeyings, they soon prepared rough accommodations for tho night. As they hud travelled far and fast during tho preceding day tho planters were soon in tho enjoyment of "tried nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep," and no suiise of danger disturbed their slumbers. Not so with tho overseer. For him thero was no sleep. Atliirst for filthy lucre, his grcod had banished sleep, his blood ran riot, and he saw red! He know that the planters had a large sum of money with them, and as neith er he nor they were known in the section of country in which they then sojourned, he thought the opportunity a favorable one for possessing himself of their wealth. But in order to do so he must first murder them. They had already rendered themselves inca pable of defence by yielding to "Death's first cousin, sleep," and in a moment he could transfer them to the domains of the more terrible of the cousins. And ho did so. A blade, murderously keen, was drawn with a hand of demoniac firmness across the throat of one of tho planters, and a leaden death was sent from a pistol into the ear of the other. Then did the red robber consider himself a man of wealth, fur tho sum which he hud gained by the double murder, enti tled him so to think. lie fled the country; went to the federal capital, became a beau, and participated in wild and reckless plea sures to his heart's content. Hut gambling and other dissipations soon gave wings to his riches, and they flew away. Eventually be ing reduced to poverty, lie, by tho prosecu tion of a successful burglary, again filled his fiurse. But the crime was traced to him, and ic was arrested, tried and sentenced for live, years lo the penitentiary. Before the expir ation of the term he wns pardoned by Presi dent Polk, and weut to reside- in South Car olina. A strange train of circumstances recently pointed him out as tho murderer of the two Texas planters, and a requisition of the Gov ernor of Texas to tho Executive of South Carolina, was responded to by the delivery of the fugitive to an officer, who had charge of tho requisition. Tho result is, that the overseer, under the name of John Sehultz, is now confined in the First District Police prison of this city, on his way to the scene of his greutest crime, and that "tho way of the transgressor is hard," is evidenced by the sharp clank of his irou manacles. .Yen- Or leans Delia. An Incident. Speaking of tho tightness of the money market, says tho Philadelphia correspondent of the Baltimore Sun, a little incident came under our notice on Wednes day, which is worth relating. I stepped into one of the fashionable jewelry stores in Chestnut street, and saw a lady purchase a lot of diamonds worth 4525 and ordered to be sent home. A few minutes afterwards I met the husband of the lady in a broker's of. fieo in Third street, negotiating a note of live thousand dollars, at a shuvo of four per cent per mouth. Tho Rochester Union, in mentioning tho arrest of a gang of counterfeiters, and among others, of n Miss Susan Cutter, says that "Susan gave the finishing touch to both the coin and bills." Very likely. We never saw a young lady who could not give the finishing "touch" to any given amount of coin and bills, in tho very shortest order. J-7" Some years since an Englishman, whose pronunciation was tinged with cock neyisms, was scut to preach to the benighted and wicked Hoosiers of the littlu village, of Elkhart in Indiana, which Greeley calls "a tidy, vigorous borough with a future before it." Ho thus commenced his discourse : "(.inhabitants of Hclkhart, como to tho hal. tar." "All Right Here." A young man was enlarging to a lady friend the character and qualifications of a young lady, who was a mutual acquaintance. The youth wishing to commend her goodness of heart, laid his hand upon the region of his own heart, and said, "She is nil right here " "Oh, fudge," was the reply, "that is half cotton." A Ladies' Paper. Last week tho ladies of Harrodsburg took possession of the sane, turn, tripod, goose-quills, &c, of the Plough boy editor, turned him out of doors with a bowl of egg-nog to gustnte, and then got up a paper charmingly original and interesting. They christened it the Mislleto in considera tion of Christmas times. Happy editor and lovely ladies f Astonishing "Feat." A Magistrate in tho town of Sonimervillc, in Fayette county, fined a gentleman for burning lire-crackers in the Corporation limits. The Reporter says "the crackers wero tied to a dog's tail, and we understand that it was just 8 o'clock when the firo was put to them, and In a quarter af ter that time the dog was seen going through La Grange, a distance of 16 miles, the crack ers still popping. We do not vouch for the correctness of this report, as we got it en tirely from rumor, but if such was the case, that dog can lay it on to the 'injine' two to one. Mysterious. We have been Informed, sava the Hacerstown (Maryland) Chronicle of Saturday, that some days sincea fine black horse, with a bald or white face, was found on the mountain, not far from Sinithsburg, in this count V, with his throat cut. I he spot is represented to us as being almost inacces sible to man or beast, and as a pair of saddle h.-im and an overcoat have sinco been found nir the nlnce. the impression is that murder has been committed, and that the animal was thus disposed of in order to escape detection. t?9"Santa Anna has accepted the terms of the Gusdilaxara declaration, and is to take the title of Serene Highness, with a salary of M 60.000 per annum, and to have the right of nominating his successor, in the event of his death or moral disqualification. "Wasted." Tho follow5 good thing is from tho N. Y. TribuncAC Wanted. A young Man ol industry, abili ty mid integrity," ie. Ac. This meets our eye daily in the column of "Wants," and it is true as the Pontnteuch. Wanted? Of course they are altvays wan ted. The market cm never be ovJi stocked; they will ulwnys"be culled for, and never quoted "dull," or "no sale." Wanted for thinkers wanted for workers in the mart, on the maiu, in the field and the forest. Tools aro lying idle for want of a young man; a pen is waiting to be nibbed, a tree to bu felled; a plow to bo guided; a village to be to bo founded; a school lo ho instructed. They talk about staples and great staples. Honest, industrious, able young men aro the great staple in this world of ours. Young man! you are wanted, b Snot for a Doctor. No, nor a lawyer. Tli'ks in f enough of them for this generation dcfj-jdair or two to spare, lion t studv ai be the profession ift-b aning, or some other of Don't measure t honorable and ho. you can do but Id the women. It i silks and luces, t; hat then, like a nl out doors. Get a the jewelry of toil ood set of well-dev would go, if wo coul young, longer ago you know, when one's "o Besides, if you becon have to wait "because you haven't expert ence," says an old practitioner; 'iuccauso you are too young," say all the wtnen. If you are a Lawyer, and likely 'i,,',. they'll put a weight on your head, a la j to keep you under, or, if you make ItfiuoA argument, some old opponent, as gray at n rat, will kick it all over, by sotuo taunt or other, because you wero not born in tho year one. And so it will go, until you grow tired and soured, and wish you had been a tinker, perhaps "an immortal one, or anything but just w hat you tiro. lie a farmer, oud your troubles arc over, or rather, they don't begin. You own what vou stand on, "from the center of the earth," as they used to say, ' up to tho sky;" you are independent all day, and tired, not weary at night. The more neighbors you have, and the better farmers they are, the mure and the better for you. There's one thing more, young man. You arc wanted. A young woman, wants you. Don't forget her. No mutter if you are poor. Don't wait to be rich. If you do, ten to one if you are fit to be married at all, to anybody that's tit to be married. .Marry while you are young, and struggle up together, lest in tho years to come, somebody shall advertise ,'Young men wanted," anil mine to be hud. Woman's Rights Asserted. Tho Stum ford Advocate contains tho following spirited advertisement: To the Public. Whereas my husband, Edward II. Junes, has falsely Bdvertisod that I have left his bed and board, and that ho will pay no debts of my contracting, &c, this is to Inl'o-in the wibllo tm'. 1iie aforesaid Ed ward II. Jones had neither ued nor board for me to leave, he having been living at the ex peiise of my father; and f urther, under pre tence of proem ing money to pay his way to liirininghan, Connecticut, h.- burrowed a dol lar of my father, and with t!:::t puiJ for his lying advertisement against me, and even af ter this dislurdly act he took all the money I had, and borrowed every cunt ill my mother's possession, and left tho town. For the past three mouths he has been kept from naked ness nnd starvation by the exertions of my self and relatives; he squandered in dissipa tion all thu money his inborn laziness would allow him to earn. The scamp need not have advertised that ho would 'tot pay debts of my contracting, for the public well knows that he would not even pay his own. He is a lazy, ungrateful, loafing scoundrel; not con tent with "living at the expense of my relit lives and borrowing their money, he publish es an outrageous lie. His bed and board, in deed! If lelt to himself his bed would bu nothing but a hoard, nnd I should not be much surprised if the bed he dies on were made of boards, with n strong crossbeam overhead. SARAH A. JONES. fjf" Tho man that don't take the papers was in town last week. His name is Brown, nnd he lives nt the head of Numbskull creek. Ho was born principally in Georgia, but has lived in Harris, Putnam, iii. J.'ikc. His fa ther touk no paper, aM 1 ' rt'"fU a-going to nuther. He was a witii""rur "W that he don't know nothing tWr',,v,,,i. he was'nl there when thocircuuisfaiifeppmed. Ho thinks thero used to be a paper ft Auburn, but ho thought it had dnnc,k.M J "ng ago, lie was surprised to fi I uske- gee, as he had lit li lit in some lime. He don't want At's going ulawow the on no how. Thu worse they do. i IaV'e tm Republican, cau Its a whig pa VIS cks, d. eiiilon lather voted froiujr to do Lout (Mineral IllltW of that faun 1M Geortiin. Oi 'bntiv tiary forsteii iiiisiA. tunned away, tncl Snose thrv uin portr- " L -A a Upon the win, pretty hard case t- lint in- sist utMin his subscn ii-publican. Macon Republican. The Old Mas. Bow low the head, boy, do reverence to the old man. Once young liko you, the viscissitudes of life have silver ed the hair and changed the round, merry face, to the care-worn visage before you Once that heart beat with aspirations coe qual to any that you have fell; aspirations crushed by disappointment, as yours are per haps destined lo be. Once thai lorra siaim-u proudly through the gay scenes of pleasure, the beau ideal of grace; now ine ncsu u. Time that withers tho fewer or yesterday, has warped that fijLJwA'-"" noble carnage, uo. (' nyv' " f sessed the thousand-, '"rffc that pass through your brain noVwishing to accom plish deoda worthy of Book In fame, anon imagining life a dream, and the sooner no -woke from it the better But he has lived the dream very near through . The time to awake is very near at band yet his eye ever kindles at old deeds of daring, and the hand Ukes a firmer grasp of tho stiff. Bow low the bead, oy, s you would in your age be reverenced. J VI 3 Tthen V yuio I .our k H Co V Xcheek, nv fw, and n Xlcs. We J -n wo were than .1 k to think. and V leant." ieS Doctor, vou'll Nor -if IT V a i 1 a m v a n Z PThe sympathy which the editor of the Horald gets to mitigate his "damages" in the Fry case, seems,' to uso a vulgar cxpres siun, to be all "over the left." As yet, we have not seen, among all our exchanges, the first article objecting to the verdict. The Albany Express, in the course of a pungent article on the subject, says: We had thought that the great prosperity of Mr. Bennett would have prevailed upon him to choese a nobler and more creditable path, and that he would have learned to con duct himself and his paper with greater de cency fioiu policy, if for no better reason. But on the occasion in which we noticed nn improvement we have ascertained that Ben. nett was absent and that Mr. Hudson, the locum tenens, who is a gentleman, kept tho columns of the Herald decently clean and re putable. The moment the arch fiend returns from his European travels is marked palpably in the grossness and obscenity which creeps into tho Herald, nnd makes it a disgrace to the Press and to tho country.. In vain, also, has he been punished with tho horsewhip, vigorously laid on, nine differ ent times. Wo were happy to bo present at ono of these seourgiugs, when a young law yer in New York, after bearing bravely a month's ribaldry of tho Herald, took tho law into his own hands. It wns on the corner of I'romlway and Whlto street, and it was pitiable to see the old coward on his knees and receiving a lashing which ho never dared to redress either in person or in a court of justice. JJut what corporeal ana infamous punisn nient fails to accomplish, we hope to see taught by a few such verdicts as in thu suit of Mr. Fry. 'i'ho American people have suf fered too" long, nt homo and abroad, under tho weight ot infamy entailed by Mr. Ben nett as the head of t'ho American Press. Ho lias a pocket if not a heart; a purse if not decency; nnd, as his avarice is his only vul nerable point, let him bu taught decency and manners in a few libel suits. Outwitti.no the Devil. A certain count, who in order to raise the wind, had made a league with the Old Gentleman, violated his engagement, and was suddenly waited upon by his diabolical creditor, who, with a grin on his face, cried out lo his victim: "Come, we must bo otT immediately!" Tho count np peared most terrified. In a timid tone of ex postulation, ho said: "Our agreement was fur forty years; only twenty years have elapsed; must I go?" "Yes," replied Satan, in n de termined but dogged tone. "Grant inc but a year!" "No!" "A diiy?" "No!" "Then," said tho count, "you setgthis candle; it is but an inch long. Whilst it is burning, hero is another bottle, and a capital u'S!lr regll,.' Vou. Will you not spare mo until this can dle is burnt out!" "Yes," answered the in fernal guest. "Very well," said tho count, blowing out tho candle and thrusting it into his pocket, "then I'm snug enough.' So saying, he lft tho apartment by another door. Tb-ilx --'''n black got up, his whole fraV.'.'.'-fl-e.. .i with anger, ami his eyes scintillating wilhlurid corruscations of wrath. He seemed withal decidedly sneaking, nnd vanished with a clap of thunder! l-W Genius often misses its mark : Medi ocrity almost never. But it must bu taken into consideration that tho target of the former Is totally beyond tho range of even tho imagination of thu latter. Dreadful Loss or I.ii e. A party of fif teen hundred emigrants for Oregon, have been lost on the plains. Many of them starv ed to death. t-if A fellow in Iowa jumped so high the other day, that ho says ho saw the dog-stnr wag his tail. Passiko an Ai.tf.iieo Bill. "Look Vre," said n tipsy individual, who was hanging by n 1 inin.mist. "Iiok Yrc. didn't vou know that you'd no riL'lit to go by mo in that way!" "Why not, uiy friend " asked tho person addressed, who 'recognized in tho 'tight uu' nn old acquaintance. "Because hic hic its agin the law. "A'.'ainst tho law?" "Whv vou used to know Bill Nelson when he was a highly different individual to what he is now, and'tlier's a big law agin passing an altered Dill." A Hint roa Tits Temperance Reform ERS. The Russian laws compel all persons found intoxicated in the streets, no matter of what station or sex, to spend a few hours in sweeping tho public avenues in broad day light, under tho surveillance of the Police, where they are constantly exposed to thu gaze of the passers by. This badge of re proach few nro willing lo incur, except the more base nnd depraved. And it operates, at least, to keep those who choose to indulge in revelry and dissipation within doors. ' Advinturesof an Aeronaut. The aero- naut, M. Arban, who made an oscenl from Barcelona, Spain, more than two years ago, and bad not since been heard of, and who was believed to have fallen into the sea and been drowned, it it said, has made his ap pearance again. An Alicant letter says that his balloon went over to Africa, and that he was seized and made a slave, and continued in that state for two years, when nj made his escape. . ' A Ilirrr Man. Don Jose Manuel has been elected Delegate to Congress from the Territory of New Mexico. He does not un derstand a word of English and consequent ly can stand the Congress speeches. His own sproehrs must be delivered in Spanish, which will be equally a relief to the other members. LjCfVn NerWhs3IirT..r says, "Ex travagance has struck inVan aV goes on to mention how New York ladieMfeave become accustomed to wear vards and raMa rtasc iMiibroiderr and stitcninif, where thi rve cannot penetrate, is in is anomer of that "mind's eye, Horatio T-BoMon.TimeiZfxw immediate payment, although ihey "" . always been willing to wail a few A Uiwycr rcceivea inc loiiowing now accompanying a boquet from over in Indiana: "i send a bi the boy backet of flowers. They is like nil luv for u. The cite shaid meens kepe dark. The dog fcftimceas I am HIT ' VIVli,U . 'That looks bad,' exclaimed fanner White, with nn expressive shako of tho head, as ho passed a neglected garden, and broken down fence, in one of his daily walks. 'Had enough,' was tho reply of tho com panion to whom tho remark was addressed. 'Neighbor Thompson appears to be running down hill pretty fast. I can remember tho time when everything around his little place was trim and tidy.' 'He always appeared to be n steady, indus trious man, rejoined the second speaker. 'I have a pair of boots at this moment, of his m.iko, and they have done uo good service.' 'I have generally employed him for myself and family,' was the reply, 'and I must con fess that lie is a good workman; but never theless! believe I shall step into Jack Smith's this morning, nnd order a pair of boots, of which I stand in need. I always make it a rulo never to patronize thoso who appear to be running behind hand. There is generally soiiio risk in helping those who w on't help themselves.' 'Very true, nnd as my wife desires ine to scu about a pair of shoes for her, this morn ing, I w ill follow your example, mid call upon Smith. He is no great favorite of mine, however, nn idle, quarrelsome fellow.' 'And yet he sueius to be getting ahead in thu world,' imswored the farmer, 'and 1 am willing to give him a lift. Hut I hnvu an er rand at tho butcher's. 1 will not detain you.' At the butcher's they met tho neighbor who was the subject of their previous conver sation. Ilucertainly presented rather n shab by appearance, and in his choice of meat, thero was a regard to economy wnich did not escape tho observation of farmer While. After passing remarks, the poor shoemaker took Ilis departure, and the butcher opened his account book with n somewhat nnxiuus air, saying, as ho charged the bit of meal. '1 believe it is time that neighbor Thomp son and I came, to a settlement. Short ac counts muko long Mends.' 'No time to lose, I should say,' remarked the fanner, mI.1i- 'Indeed ! have you heard of any trouble, neighbor White .' 'No, I have heard nothing; but a mnn hns tho use of his own eyes, you know; and I never trust any onu with my money who is evidently going down hill.' 'Quite right; and I will send in my bill this morning, i have only delayed on account of the sickness which tho poor in mi had in his family all winter. I suppose hu must have run behind a little, but still I must Like care uf nil in her one.' 'Speaking of Thompson, aro youf observ ed n bystander, who appeared to take an in terest in the conversation. 'Going down hill, is he ! I must look out for myself, then, lie owes inc quite a snug sum for leather: but on the whole I guess tho money would be safer in my own pocket.' Here the four worthies separated, each with his mind filled with the affairs of neigh bor Thompson; the probability that he was going down hill, and the best way of giving him a push. In another part of thu littlu village similar scenes were passing. '1 declare!1 exclaimed Mrs. Bennet, tho dressmaker, to n favorite assistant, as she i I.....I-.I .A...... I...- !....! rr....i li... u-itiilttll- whence she had been L'uzing on tho passers by. 'If there is not Mrs. Thompson, t!,cv! shoemaker's wile, coming up tho street with j a parcel in her hand. She wants to engage Hie lo IO lier WUIH, I suppose, imiv nun ii woiil't le n venture, every one says uiry are running down hill, and it is n chance if ever I get mv pay.' 'She has always paid us promptly,' was the reply.' ' True, but that was in tho days of her pros perity. I cannot afford to run the risk. The iidvunco of .Mr. Thompson prevented further conversation. Sho was evidently surprised nt the refusal of Mrs. 15., to do any work for her; but ns great pressure of business was pleaded ns an excuse, thero was nothing to be said, nnd hu soon took her leave. Another application proved equally unsuccessful. It was strange how busy tho village dress-makors had suil denly become. On the way home, tho poor shoemaker's wifu met thu teacher of a small school in tho neighborhood, where two of her children at tended. Ah! Mrs. Thompson I am glad to seo you,' was the salutation. 'I was about calling at your huiise. Would it bo convenient lo set ..... ....... ,i.: nii..-,. t UU Will illllllMb UIIHHIK.IIIVWI, t Our iii-coiint!' was the surprised reply. 'Surely the term has not yet expired V 'Only halft fit. but my present rulo is to ll....i ........, l ;... Il n i.l in uliu li v"'"1 V " " V . man V teachers liavo adopted ol late. I 'was not aware that thero had been any change in your rules, and I have niad.i nr- rangemeiils to meet your uiii in inu usual , time. I fear that it will not bu in my power to do so sooner' Tho countenance of the teacher showed irreut disappointment, and as sho passed on ! hi a different direction, sho uiultcred to j l't'JuiVa.Icxh-cted,Inevershallscea ccnt. Everybody says they are going down hill. I must get rid of Iho children in suuin way. Perhaps I mav get n pair of shoes or two lor uityiuentforthe half quarter, if I manage right, but it will never do to" so on in this way. A little discomposed by her interview with tho teacher, Mrs. Thompson stepped into a neighboring grocery to purchase souiu inning articles j( lainily stores. 'I have a little account against yon. Will it be convenient for Air. Thompson to settle it this evening!' asked the polilo shopkeeper, as ho produced the desired articles. 'Is il his usual limo for settling? was again the surprised inquiry. Well, not cxacllv.but money is very tight just now, and I am anxious to get all that is . . I 1 ... I t....l -M uue me. in luiure i iiiu-ihi m .wi- ""' -counts: there is a little bill, if you would like to look at it. I ill call around this evening. Il is but a small nffiir.' 'Thirty dollars is no small sum to us just now,' and she thoughtfully pursued her way j homewards. ! Il seems slrango that all these payments must be met iusl now, while we are strug- gling lo recover from the heavy i-X -eases of tho w inter. I cannot understand il.' I ler perplexity was increased liy Uniting Her ish.ind with two bills in hi hand, and a countenance expressive of auxiuty and concern- . "Iok, M.iry,' ha said, as sho cntcreJ, hero are two uiirxpccleacaiis lor money, unu mini the dealer in leather, from whom I puielws 3 me last stock. The are both very nr raoalli-, until I could make arrangements to meatftcir claims. But misfortunes never eotrt siagle.and if a man once gets behind haniVouble seems to pour in upon him.' 'JutJtkoJ replied the wife. 'The neigh bors thbklavre going down hill, and every one is ready to fMa push. 1 Irro are two i-rnvn nnwv III! morn bill for you one from the grocer and tho other from the teacher.' Reply was prevented by n knock at the door,und the appearance of a lad who pre . sentud a neatly folded paper and disappear ' cd. 'The butcher's account as I live!' exclaim' : ed tho astonished shoemaker. 'What is L bo done, Mary? So much money to bo paid out and very little coming in; for some of my best customers have lel t me, all hough my work has always given satisfiiction. If I -. eould only have as much employment ns usu0 nl, and the usual credit iilloweii, I could sunn satisfy all these claim; but to meet iht-m now is impossible, and tilt) acknowledgement of inability would send us still on the down ward path.' 'We must do our best nnd trust to Prori deuce,' was the consoling remark of his wife, as a second knock nt the dour aroused the fear that another claimant was ubout to up. pear. But tho benevolent countenance- of Uncle . Joshua, a rare, but ever nvlccuro visitor, pre sented itself. Seating himself in the com fortable chair llu.t Mary Iris'.vhcl lo bund ! him, he said in his eccentric, but friendly ! manner: I "Well, good folks, I understand tho world ! does not go 113 well with you us formerly. vui,..r- IK.. !.!..? 'Thero need bono trouble,' was the reply, 'if men would not try lo add to thu r.fllictiuns which the Almighty sees to be necessary for us. The u inter was a Irving one. We met i with sickness and misfortunes, which we en- ileavoreU to Lear with patience. All would now go well if those around inc were not determined to push ine in tho downward path.' 'There lies tho difficulty, fiiend Thomp. son. This is a scllish world. Lvcry body, or at least n great m. joiiiy, euro only for number one. If they see a poor neighbor going down hill, their first thought is, wheth er it will ull'cet their own interests, and pro vided they can secure themselves they euro not how soon hu goes to the bottom. The I only way is to keep up appearances. Shi o sign of going behind hind, and all niil ,...n "T. i.i. ...... Show n 1,1 fe'01'' '' ' 8 'Very true, L'nelo Joshua, how is this to be done! Hills which I did not expect to meet for the next three mouthsar.t pouring in up on me. .My best customers mo leaving mo lor u more fortunate rival. In shoit I tun on thu blink of ruin, and nan-lit but n luiracio can mivo inc.' A miracle which is very e-isy wrought, I im-ngiue, my good fiicml. VVhut is the a nit it ii l uf your debts which press so heavily upon vim, and how bim-ii, in the common course ol events, could you discharge them?' 'They do not exceed one hundred dollars, replied tho shoemaker; 'and with li'.V usual run of work, I eould make ail right in throe or four months.' 'We will say six,' was tho answer. 'I will advance yon one hundred and sixty dollars for six months. Pay every cent you owe, nnd with the remainder of the mon ey uiaku souiu slight impioveineiil in your shop or house, and put everything ithoiil tho grounds in its iisii il net order. Try this plan fur a few weeks, and wo will see what effect il has upon our worthy neighbors. o, no, never mind tliaiikiu me. I nm on ly trwng a litllu experiment on human nn. lro. I know you .,! old, and lave no doubt niy inimey is si in your h.in.ls.' . Weeks passed by. J ho advices of Lnclo Josliua Had been smell); lulluwcd, ami tne hatigu in thu shoemaker's was indeed won derful. Hu was now spoken of as one of the most thriving men of tho village, and many marvellous stories were told to account fur thu sudden alteration in his affairs. It was generally agreed lint a distant rela tive had euliiely lo'ii-ved him of his pecuni ary difficulties. Old customers nnd new ones crowded in upon him. 'I'liey had never be fore realised the beauty an I uunibiiity of his uoil.. The puiite butcher selected the best pieces o! iue.it fur bis inspection, in he en tered, anil Was tot.iih indill, rent as to thu lime of payment. The teacher ueeonipai.ied the children homo to tea, and spoke in higlt terms uf tiieir improvement, pri'imunc ug tlicni mining her best m-I"I. is. The iliuss maker suddenly found heisell free I rum tho great press lur Wi.rlt, and ill a friendly note, expressed hi r desire to ob'ige Mis. 'i liomp son in any way in her power. 'Just as 1 expected,' exclaimed L'ncle Josh ua, rubbing his hand., exmtiiigly, as Iho graUftil shoemaker called upon liim at the expiration of six Months, with the money which had been luaneil ill Die Hour ol need. I , ,,,, 'J"s' 1111 ' cvpcvbd A strange word! I hey ready to push a iii-.ii Hp hill, it he seems l bo ascending mid just i s ready to push hull iliillll, II liiev liihl ih.t his luce Is turn . i .i i. i. ;..i.i.... 'i i.....,, ...., ........ I son, let everything mum, J yuu wear an air ol prosperity, and you w. i n; sun-; io pros ,' . J" placed his money m his pocket book, ready to meet sonic other claim upon its benevo- letiee, whilst ho whom ho had just befriend, ed. with light step and che.-rlul countenance, returned to Ins happy home. The ad-ice of Willis fur foiling lungs is : us follows: , lvo lor4C.(ji.Ki,1 in the open air, groom yourself ns your horse is groomed, and cold iutli after carrying eat for digestion, not for indulgence give physic to thu dogs, of leave il to tho doctors. -gfG'ov. FootC has been writing a "Let ter lo tho National Democracy of.New York," coiiiinendingrfibm, for Iho "gallant defence" they made for the Union and the compromise measures, during tho recent election. The Governor speaks doubtingly of Mississppi, but thinks everything there will "turn up" all right by ami by. . We still have a lively rcccollcvtion of the way in which a South Sea islander settled a easo of conscience. The missionary hsa rebuked hiul for the sin of polvifamr, and he was much grieved. -Alter a day or two, he returned, his face r.uli Hit ith j-'V. -Me all rigtii now. unc wi:e. .uo very fond rhristiali." "What did you do with the other!" asked tho Missionary. "Me cat her up!" CSTRev. J.icob W. Cooper, a Methodist clergyman of South Grotun, Mass., has been arrested onaehargo of breach of promise of uiarriag. The dcvivpiiuJe uf old age is dreaded, but it is not a necessary arroiiip tntu'teitt. Il wa a remark of Dr. Bard's that age is nothing, constitution, and the beauty of msturiiy and old ago eclipses that of youth, its gr. d is more imposing and its presence more dignW Bed. Temperance and activity are atannoli snd loving confederates of longevity.