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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
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Neoiniatiuication inserted unless accom nanUi.hv tha-nem of the author.- - - tW Office on Min sttcet, next door to the old Jackson lioiei. THE POST. Athens, Friday, July 14. 1854. Baltimore, July 5. ' A collision occurred between two trains on the Susquehanna Railroad.on Tuesday, which has already resulted in the death of twenty nine individuals. Twenty-eight were olso severely injured, some of whom are not ex pected to survive. The cars at the.time were crowded with excursionists, who were pro. ceeding to the grand "Know Nothidg" Jubi lee held in Baltimore on the Fourth. Washington, July 5. In the U. S. Senate on Wednesday, the Bill establishing a line of steam ships be tween Shanghae and San Francisco was passed; as, also, was Mr. Clayton's Bill for the suppression of the slave trade in American vessels. . Important to Govebbment Officers. The Washington Star understands that in disposing of a case officially submitted to him recently, the Attorney General has decided that Government officers in Washington and elsewhere, are liable to indictment at common law for neglect of their duties, or other mal feasance in office. The Choleba in New YoRK.-The Cholera a raging to an alarming extent in the city of New York. The superintendents of the dif. fererit hospitals have published their determi nation to receive nit more cholera patients, as thry are now, already crowded.' They also . any they believe the disease-is infectious, ana1 'they are unwilling te mnfco any further' risk by the admission of cholera cases. Truly a bad state of affairs. ' A Good Man Gone. We observe with re gret that the Rev. II. D. F. Roberts, died at his home near Jackson, Miss., on the 13th inst, in the 64th year ot his age. lie was a preacher of the Baptist Church for the lust 40 years, a ripe scholar, and a gentleman whose purity of chnrscter was a beacon-light to the rising generation. Curb for Diabrhcea. Take a handful of strawberry leavt-s and pour on them half a pint boiling water; let it remain one hour and drink the tea. If you can not get tho boiling water, die w and swallow the leaves. This is a most valuable aud efficient remedy. It rarely fails to give immediate relief and per forms a permanent cure. Try it. HT" A man was arrested in Ohio, recent ly for getting drunk. He' pleaded that he had not been guilty of a violation of the new law, and claimed the right of being tried by the old, upon the plea that he got drunk under the old law, and hadn't been sober since The judge was puzzled, and held the case over for advisement. t3T"The Boston Commonwealth says, that the call for a convention to organize a new party in Ohio, was prepared by Messrs. Wade and Chase, and sanctioned by Messrs. Camp bell,Corwin,Sapp,Giddings,and Hale, of the lower House. The Cleveland Leader says that the calls has already received 20,000 sig natures. t3ir The Atlanta, Ga., Republican learns from the Clerk of the City Council, that tho assessments of taxable property for the pres. ent year, in that place, are about as follows : Real Estate fH,80',000 Personal Estate . 1,000,000 Real Estate, not taxable 415,000 The ubovo Is not official, but is given as being near the correct statement. According to this the tax for the present year will be about 818,000. The assessment on real property and re turn Inst year, were about (tl 1,000, which hows the increase on real property above, in One year, U about 8700,000. C7 An English paper says thnt during (the late session of the House of Commons they were together 100 days, and the sittings occupied 1,193 hours, and 183 of the hour were after midnight The House received 11,164 petitions, disposed of 300 public bills and 866 private, and divided 257 times, of which 61 times were after midnight. Besides this, there were 61' select committees of 61 member each, and 9'J of 5 members each, not reckoning the 119 committees upon the un appropriated bills. " 137" A young convert got up in church, and was making his confession somewhat after this sort I have been very wicked. In deed I have cheated many; but I will restore four-fold when h was snappishly interrup ted b ' an old lady, who said: Well lahould think before you confess much you better marry Nancy Hprigglns, as you flgroed to. 1ST Fanny Fern objects to men shedling tears. ' She say its an Infringement on one .of woman's most valuable "water privileges." EUROPEAN NEWS. The British and North American Royal Mail Steamship America, Cnpt W. J. C. Lang, arrived at Halifax on Wednesday, July 5, on her voyage for Boston from Liverpool, which port she left on the 24th ult, General Intelligence. The Turks, un assisted, had driven the Russians across the Danube and relieved Silistria; and the Era peror of Russia had ordered Prince Paskie- witsch, who had moved his head-quarters fiom Kalarnsch to Jassay,in Moldavia, to re turn and take Silistria at any cost- . The defeat at Silistria of the Russians was complete, and they lost three Generals. The Turks, also, it is said, lost Mussa Pacha, the gallant commander of Silistria. - i -,- The allied forces were contemplating on attack upon Sebastopol, and the heavy guns for th At purpose had -arrived. - , The Greek insurrection was entirely sup pressed, t The Circassians had again defeated the Russians. . . The ship Trade Wind from Mobile for Liverpool came into collision with another vessel off Cape Sable and both sunk. The captain of the . Trade Wind was saved, but twenty-four persons were drowned. Dreadful Accident at Niagara. Buf falo, June 28. A terrible accident occurred this morning at Niagara I nils. - A little girl, five years of age, who was playing on the top of the precipice known as the Devil's Hole, approached too near the edge, and overbal anced. For an instant she clung to the bushes, but losing her hold before assistance could reach her, fell into the gulf, a distance of 150 feet. She still survives, but her re covery is impossible. Thbee Men killed bt Ijghtnino. We find in the Augusta Constitutionalist the fol lowing account of deaths by lightning: "On Sunday, July 2d, about 2 o'clock, P. M., at the residence of Mr. J. W. Swan, in Newton countv, Georgia, Dr. J. W. Hitch. William Wilson and Isaac Christian, Jr., were instantly killed by a stroke of lightning. "Dr. Hitch ana air. Wilson were single men, but Mr. Christian leaves an affectionate wife and three children to mourn his loss. "Dr. Hitch was formerly of South Carolina, the other two were Georgians. "It seems that the electricity hrst struck a small shade tree that stood near the piazza where they were sitting, and then passed un der the house and through the floor, shivering it in a very slight manner, and then the ceil ing, und lastly the chimney was slightly injured. "No other person was hurt A son of Mr. Swan's wus sitting near, but escaped unhurt" Neglected Childsex. In one of the in dustrial schools for poor and neglectetf-children in New York-city, were two little girls who, having been confined to wretched homes and fiilhy streets, had never teen a flower. What a volume of misery do the foregoing live ittliciscd words contain 1 Death of a Millionaire. The Columbia (P.) Spy says that Dr Peter Shoenberger, one of the wealthiest men of the State, died at the residence of his son nt Marietta, on Sunday, in the 72d year of his age. ' He has long been known as "the king" iron master, and his property is estimated to be. worth over five millions. - A Largs Pbizb Offeree. The United States Department of State has published a letter from that indefatigable Frenchman, Mr. Vattemare, addressed to John Y. Mason, which the latter gentleman transmitted to Secretary Marcy, accompanied with a letter from himself. Mr. Vattemare, by his will, leaves 8100,000 to any person who discovers the "means of curing Asiatic cholera, or of the cause of the pestilence " To give pub licity to the fact, the ' publication has been made. The power of awarding the prize has been conferred on the Institute of France, and tho interest of it, until it has been awarded, lu to constitute an annual prize, to be given to those who advance the knowledge of the cause of cholera and its remedy. Number of Slaves in the World. The African Institute at Paris an association for tho diffusion of civilization and Christian light in Africa has recently issued a circular in which the number of blacks held in slavery in different countries is seven and a half mil lions, of which 3,095,000 are in the United States, 3,250,000 in Brazil, 900,000 in the Spanish Colonics, 85,000 in Holland Colonies, 140,000 in the Republics of Central America, and 30,000 iu European Establishments in Africa. . Force or Imaoination.-A son of Mr. Wm. Booth, of Covington, Ky., was bitten by a dog about eight weeks ngo.but the wound healed up, and he thought no more about it, until a few days ago, when a man died there of by drophobia? He soon after became impressed with the belief that he wos loboring under the disease. Medical assistance was called in, and a quantity of blood whs taken from him, after which opiates were admlnistered.and he slept for nearly ten hours. When he awoke he called for watr,of which hedrsnk profusely, apparently forgetful of tho nlght-nfare which had previously haunted him. The conse quence was that he became satisfied that he had been laboring under an hallucination. The water broke the spoil, and he is now perfectly recovered. Who can toll how many fatal results have attended similar distorted imaginings t Singular. The Louisville Journal str'ea, upon the authority of a gentleman who arriv ed there from Lexington, that the hair of Weigcrt, found guilty of murder In the first degree, which was formerly black, has turned ic We since his conviction. 3r" The Memphis Enquirer says that secret association to be called the "Know Somethings," I about to be organized in thnt city, In opposition to the "Know Nothings." SPAIN AND THE UNITED STATES from the r. ov ficatune. The rumors from Cuba are not matters to be laughed off. Whon we are told that the Spaniards tilk freely of an easy destruction of the Southern ports of the Union,' in the case of hostilities between the two Govern ments, and discuss the practicability of an attack on Mobile and Mew Orleans, a sneer at Spanish valor is not the right sort of com ment It is not a question of Comparative valor between the races; and if it were, it is not wise to assume an absolute inferiority for the genuine Spaniard, drawn from our expe rience of the feebleness of the Mexican races of Spanish origin. We have enough of the national self-esteem to believe that there can be no doubt of the issue, sooner or later, of a conflict between our countrymen and the best blood of Castile, if the defence of Cubaxould be devolved upon such champions. . But it is not wise to underate any adversary, and de spise his threats, so far as to omit -the necea- snry means of self-protectiorr. Spam is cer tainly gathering great armaments in and about the island of Cuba. The squadron she will soon have in these waters, will outnum ber in guns and men the force which in the present condition of our navy could be con centrated in the Gulf, and tho number of troops will reach to a large army. This gath ering of a large force on our immediate bor ders, while our relations' with that country are growing daily more and more critical, and the possibility of war grows into probability, should have the effect of rousing the attention of our public authorities to the importance of preparatory steps for putting the exposed parts of our coast in a state of defence, and in so disposing of our navy that in the event of a war, the enemy might not, by his superi or preparations, have it in his power to make sudden inroads, and do great and waton dam age. A serious invasion, or a continued blockade, or a systematic attack, is not to he apprehended. But descents upon our coast might be easily made by such a naval force as Spain will have ready in the fine harbor of Cuba, almost In sight of our shores, and it may not be an idle or vaporing boast, that they may, on the first news of hostilities, dash into some of our most accessible ports, and do infinite damage before proper means of defence are rallied. The rumor that they are thus vaunting among themselves exposes their calculations, and points out Very clearly to our own authorities wh.it they should do in tho contemplation of the possibility of such forays, and the prepared state of the forces by which they can be undertaken. Such contingencies, of course, cannot have escaped the consideration" our povmint; ' whether or not, In their opinion, the contro versy with Spain is likely to end in war. They will of course have looked into the state of our fortifications and provided them armaments and men, in order to prevent the entrance of hostile fleets into our harbors; and, as a sign that the want of a navy in this quarter is engaging attention, we notice the proposals for the recoil of the African squad ron, that it rany be disposed of nearer home. A strong gulf squadron is needed, and the coast defences are equally indispensable, if only to enable us to negotiate with absolute independence. To neglect these precautions, in the. face of the threatening manifestations on the side of Spaing would be an abandon ment of duty of which we can suppose no administration capable. Whether there is to be peace or war between us and Spam de pends upon various contingencies-but wheth er peace or war is to follow, we are bound to get ready for defence whenever, in the midst of negotiations,-she prepares means of offence that could be' poured out against ns with damaging effect, if her humor or her interest decide her to take up arms; and the accidental superiority, with the hopes of striking a sudden and heavy blow, might influence the decision. We should be ready to frus trate all such calculations, and the knowledge of such readiness might be very effective in taming the desire of hostilities, and in focili tating arrangements which would prevent thera altogether. Vert Forgetful. A man with a xery extensive showing of juveniles, was recently landed from a Memphis boat nt a point an the St Francis River, and soon after the bout shoved out and started on her way, the man was seon running along the bank, gesti culating in a most extravagant manner. The boat was stopped, and it was discovered that the parents had forgotten one of the babtcs( which was asleep in a state room. Rapid Traveling. The Albany Regis, tersays the New York express train, drawn by the new engine Cliidell of the New York Central Railroad, ran from Syracuse to Rochester, a distance of eighty-one miles in ninty-six minutes, on Friday. This is the fastest running on record, for so great a dis tance. 3? A writer on bonnets says: "The nil now is to place a little wisp of paste-board and riblxm so far back upon'the head that the wourer cannot see any part of it The bonnet patch is secured to the 'philopro genitivenesV by a wafer, and the stars look down on the place where the bonnot- ought "Shave on Resicjn." The clerks In the Bnnk of England, following the universal ex ample, lately began to embellish their lips with hirsute ornaments, bat the Directors soon put a stop to the fashion, and ordered them to "shave or resign." . It la said they preferred to shave. .. A Chinese Sign. There is a shop for the sale of $amehoo, or rice whiskey, in Hong Kong, which bears over its door tho follow ing inscription : "The joys of paradise are nothing compared with a perpetual drunk" THE OLD WIFE'S KISS. The lunerai services were enaea, and as the voice of prayer ceased, tears were hastily wipJ off from wet checks, and long drawn sighs' relieved suppressed and choking sobs, as the "mourners" prepared to "take leave of the corpse.- , It was an old man that lay there robed for the grave. More than three score years had whitened those lock and furrowed that brow, and made those stiff limbs" weary of lift journey, and all be' more willirig to lie down and rest where weariness is no more suffered and infirmities are to longer a burden; The' aged have but few to weep for therri when they die. The most of those who would have mourned their, loss, have gone to the grave before them; harps that w6uld hate sighed sad harmonies, are scattered and gone. And the few who temain ore looking cradle- ward, rather than praveward to iife's open Ing; rather than te Its closing goal; are bound to, and living in the generation rising, more than the generalon departing . . Youth and beauty 1 have many admirers while living hve many mourners when dy ing,. Many toarjul ones bend over their coffined clay, many sad hearts follow iq their funeral train. Jut age has few admirers, few mourners. , ; , " . . This -was an old man, and the circle of mourners was small. .Two children, who had themselves passed the middle of life, and wh had children of there own to care for, and to be cared for by them. Besides these, are few friends who,, had seen and visited him while sick, and , possibly had known him for a few years, there were none others to shed a tear except his old wife seemed to be the only heart mourner.- It is respectful for friends to bs sad for a few minutes, till the service is performed, end the hearse is out of sight It is very proper and suitable for children who have outgrown the fervency and affections of youth, to shed tears when an aged parent says farewell, and lies down to quiet slumbers. Some regrets, some re collections of the past, some transitory grief and the pangs are over. Not always so. But ofton, how little true genuine sorrow there is. . The old wife arose with difficulty from her seat, and went to the coffin to look her last look to take' her last farewell. .Through the lost fulling tears, she gazed long and fondly down in to that pale, unconscious face. What did she see there! Others saw nothing but the rigid features of the dead; she saw moro I sIn every wrinkle of that brow, she res,! the history of years. From youth to manhood, from manhood to old age it was all there; when those children, Who had now outgrown the sympathies of child hood, were- infants lying on her bosom and every year since then there it was I To others those dull, mute monitors were unin telligible; to her, they were the alphabet of the heart; familiar as household words ! And then the future 1 "What wilP become of me! What shall I do now?" She did not say so she did not say anything; but she felt itl The prospect -of the old wife is clouded. The kome circle is broken, never to be re-united the- visions of the hearth. stones are scattered forever. Up to that hour, there was a home, to which the heart always turned with fondness. But that mag ic is sundered the keystone of that sacred arch has fallen, nd now home is no where this side of hiiven I What shall the old wife do now! Go and live with her children, be a pensioner tpon their kindness; where she may be mow of a burden than a blessing so ut least ske thinks I Or shall she gather up the shattered fragments of that broken arch, make then her temple and her shrine, sit down in har chill solitude, beside its expiring fire aid die! What .shall she do now! i . They gently crowded her away from the dead, and the undertaker came forward with the coffin-lid ii his hand. It is all right and proper enough of course it must be done but to tho heirt mourner, it brings a kind of shudder? a thrill of agony, as when the heads man comes folward with his axe I The un- dertuker stooq for a moment with decent propriety, not' wishing to manifest a rude haste, but evidently desirous to be expedi tious as possibla. Just as he was about to close the coffin, the old wife turned back, and stooping Vwn, imprinted one long, last kiss upon tire cold lips of her dead husband, then staggered to her seat buried her face in hor (unds, and the closing coffin hid him from cr sight forever 1 T)at kiss 1 Fond token of affection, and of sorrow, and memory, and farewell 1 I ha'e seen many kiss their dead many such smls of love Uon clay cold lips but never sld I see one s purely sad, so simply heart touching and type I ess as that! Or if it had hone, it was tlt which looks beyond coffins and chiirnel-hoisees, aud damp, dark tombs, to the joys of ie home above. You would kiss the cold ckvek of infancy. Thore is po etry; it is the blast rose bud. Or the pallied cheek where bauty blushed. There la ro mance thore; fir the faded flower la still beautiful. In ihlldhood, the heart yields to the stroke of sirrow, but recoils again, elastic with faith, buiyaot with hope. But here was no boauty)io poetry vr romance. The heart of the ol wife was like the weary swimmer, who strength has often raised him above the jtormy wava, but now ex hausted, sinksmidst the surges. Why sbouli the old love the old, or kiss the cold, unlo ng lips! Ah why shouldn't they! Does i ection grow old! Does the true heart tWtlre infirmity of yeas ! Doe it grow cold vJua the step becomes unsteady, and the handling down ! Who hull say that the hearttf the old wife was not as young and warn as in those early and bright er days when be wooed and won her! The temple of her earthly hope had fallen, and what was there left but for her to sit down in despondency, among lonely ruins and weep, and die! Or, in the spirit of a better hope await the da wing of a another day. when a band divine shall gather its scattered dust, and rebuild, for immortality its broken walls. May the old wife's kiss, that lined the liv- ind with the dead, be the token of a holier tie, that shall bind their spirits in that better land, where tears are wiped from all faces, and the days bf their mourning are ended. , The Last of the Choctaws. Mr. Wil Ham Fisher and Mr. Russet Lews left Mobile on Thursday for the Indian territory west of the Mississippi, with the last remnant of th onto powerful tribe .of Choctaw Indians, amounting to about eighty persons. The same party took on a few months since one hundred and eight of this tribo. No more will go from Mobile, soys the Herald, for th lew sii il remaining, not exceeding ten per sons, are married here and connected in mar riage, and will therefore be permitted to lin ger around the graves of their kindred When the French discovered and took pos session of this region, they found the Choc taws a numerous and chivalrous nation. In those early times, and even since,' they re mained the steadfast friends of the white man, and in several desperate enterprises won' vic tory for their French leaders. Of late years, the few Indians who hove visited Mobile in the winter seasons have been noted for thei hnrmlcssness and want of energy, but as the only connecting link between the discovery of the country and the present generation, they have met with kind treatment Whether they will be contented with their assigned home in the wild wild west of the Father of Waters remains to be seen. - As to their cir ilization and Christianity here, we apprehend that if the tribe continues for a century to come, its members will be fouund to be as now, untutored children of the forest Executive Interference. The Concord Reporter, (a paper which is the organ of the Burke faction of the democratic party) thu speaks in regard to the interference of the President and Cabinet In the present canvass for U. S. Senators in New Hampshire : "Never have we heard of such direct and open interference on the part of the national Government nor such gross and palpable cor ruption, as has been manifested in this city since the commencement of tho present ses sion of the Legislature. And what a stale of thincs is here exhibited I The President and Cabinet at Washington not only attempting -- pfHv mr niA via . mm they shall elect as Senstors to represent them in Congress, but it sends on its agents to in fluence the results and carry out its behests. charged, it is believed, with the means of cor rupting the members of the Legislature. Government officers from other States have been upon the ground, and hired azents. sort of Swiis corps, are here, to brow-beat coax and buy support tor the Cabinet nomi nees." ' HOWTOOET THE REAL FLAVOR OF COFFEE, In Knighton's "Forest life In Ceylon," are the following hints on the preparation of cof fee, derived from long experience : The subtle aroma which resides in the essential oil of the coffee-berry, is gradually dissipated after roast ing, and of course still more after being ground. In order to enjoy the full flavor in perfection, the berry should pass at once from the roasting pan to the mill, and thence to the coffee pot; and again, after having been made, should be mixed when almost at a boil. ing heat with the hot milk. It must be very bad coffee indeed, which, if these precautions be taken, will not afford an agreeable and exhilarating drink. Two great evils are con etantly perpetrated in England in its prepara tion, which are more guarded against in al most all other countries, and which materially mpair its fUvor and strength keeping the coffee a considerable timo roasting or grind ing, by which its strength is diminished, and its delicate and volatile aroma lost and mix ing tho milk with it after it has been allowed partially to cool. , The Murder at Macon, Georgia. The Macon, Georgia, Citizen, of the 6th inst, says: "Wm. Connelly, who brufiilly murdered his onnir wire on Saturday morninir last was arresLed on Bundav morninir and cmnmilti-H to jail. On Monday nn examination of the :ase look place before the magistrates, which resulted in his being remanded to prison to await a trial before the Superior Court of this county. Thi evidence is altogether circnni- slnntiul,' but too clear to admit of a doubt as to the guilt of the prisoner. His victim's neck wus broken, her skull fractured, and her face bruised and cut Connelly had been in the habit of beating his wile, and it is said that tho occasion of the last outrage whs her breaking his liquor bottle and upbraiding him for not bringing meat Into the house Instead of whiskey! Rum was. therofoie. the demon that did the work of death 1" A See Saw. "Brudder Pete, did you see de log afore you saw him saw itf "De unintel. lectual stupendity ofsome nk'irurs is perfectly incredulous; why, efl seed him see it's a consquintia! ensurur.ee dat ho saw he sawed it afore he saw he sawed it for ef he sow de sawen afuro he saw de seem ob de sawin, con squinchiily he must a sawed it afore he seed it which is obscurdly dareforo I did see it pudJy rat demon ttrandum. Unfortunate Affair. At Louisville, on the evening of the 21st a foundryman named W illinma, returning from his labor, found his wife drunk, and no supper prepared. En raced, he seized the whisker bottle and hurl. ed it through the opn door into the street. It struck a small child on the head, fracturing the skull, and it was thought that the little sufferer could not live. Williams was arrest ed. t3f Tho man who tried to sweeten his tea with one of hia wife's sweetest smiles, has "fallen back" on suirar. Nothing lit first principles, after all. , A GHOST STORY. Talkln'of sperits reminds me of my ex. perience in that line,' said Sutler, gravely shaking the ashes, from his pipe. 'Let us hear jt said L With the greatest pleasure,' Cap'en. My father, yon see, had been under the turf a great many years, , He wasnt a bad man, by no means. . A kisder heart sever tsst nor his; but he was oncommon fond of terbacker. He'd smoke the day out and the.day in. He hadn't an equal in that way except old Sam Flint our nearest neighbor, and he was just about his match; and they used to smoke and and tell their tough stories evenin'arter eve nin,' but that was afore my father died. 'My naterel suscepterbilities bein fine, I felt rayther bad when the old gentleman stepped out ; I used to lay awake night ar ter night and think on't One night in the fust of the evenin', arter I had turned in, I heard a strange knot-kin' on the winder-sill, and didn't know what on oirth to moke ont r 'Who's thers;Vex I . ,, . .. . , , 'Your father,' sex a voice. , . ' ; It can't be posserbler sex L ' 'It's nothin' shorter, sez he. -'How do-ye like as far ss you've got! 'I'm not over nn' above" pleased,' sez he. 'J nm sorry to hear it' sez I. 'What's the trouble V ' , It's e'enermost impossible to get any good smokin' terbacker,' sez he, in a derjected voice. -r 'That's melanchully,' sez I. "'Can I do anything fur ye! 'Nuthin' to brag on, sez he; "but you'll oblidge me by lavin' a good piece of pigtail on the winder sill, nights when you go to bed.' . ' I'll do it' sez I. , I'll feel obleeged,' sez he. - , 'Not at all,' sez 1; 'but if it's a fair question, I'd like to know how you pass your time op there!" - ; 'It's no onenco nt all, sonny. I sej on a sunbeam most 6 the time, playiu' on the jewsharp.' Jt must be very amusing,' ,sez L 'Have you got the old thing wid ye!' I ain't got nothin else,' sez he. 'Play us up a tune, then,' I continued. ' With pleasure Set he; and so he Stmck UP- . j , ... 'That's rayther melanchully,' sez I. 'I know it' sez he; 'but it's all on account of the terbacker.' , 'I'll get ye some of the raal pigtail,' sez 'So do, and I'll play ye something livelier next time. 'Goodnight sonny,' he added, in a more cheerful tone. Come ogin,' sez: I. . 'You may rely on't' sez he. . Good night then, sez I. 'Don't hurt your self doin' the miscellaneous work, end I'd recommend ye to bring a better instrument when ye come agin. And with that the old centli-man hurried away. Did you place the pigtail on the window- sill V. I asked. 'In course 1 did the rnai ginewine. . . 'And did he come after it !' 'As reglar aa tho night came. I never knew him to fuil. apd an uncommon sight o ihm tflr h amjr with .. If all my. m lations had come back, and used as much o' the weed as he did, 1 should ha been dead broke. And what kind of tobacco did Sam Flint smoke at that time V I continued. 'Pigtail nothin' but piztail, jest like that used oy Hie old gentleman, said Sutler, with a look irresistibly comical. 'How was It about your father's ghost V said i one day to sutler, as we were alone. 'The fact o' the case was,' he replied. found it took off the change like all natur' to keep my father in terbacker so I told Flint all about it and axed him if hecouldn't supply the old gentleman with a plug or two occa sionally, for old acquaintance sake?' 'I could't think ol it' sez he, 'got a large family to support and I use an awful spnnk- un ot tne weed myself. JJut 1 ve got pound or two I'll sell ye cheap. ' 'What kind is it I, taxed. 'Pigtail,' said he. 'Bring it over,' sez I. 'With pleasure, sez he. And so the next day he brought it over, and I bought it Weel, come to look it over, 1 found some of the identicul plugs which I had laid on the winder-sill for the old gentleman. Upon caret ul inquiry, 1 lamed that he d sold Sever al pounds o' ihe stuff to the neighbors, and seemed to have plenty o' tho same sort; al though, afore that ha used to be hard no on terbacker, for he was poor as Job, and an uncommon smoker. Arter that time I didn't ay any more plugs on the winder-sill, think in ' it best to let the old gentleman depend on his own exertions tor a supply o pig tail." The Beauties or Eloquence and Logic, "That's a bad fifty cent piece, sir," snid a storekeeper to one of his patrons; "I can't take it; its only lead silvered over." "Well, now replied the other, in un insinuating man ner, "admitting such to be the faet I should say the ingenuity displayed in the deception might mauce you iu uccept it. numire, sir, f t J - ' . . . !. A J !.. the devotion of thu artist to the divine idea ot iberty. Lilx-rty, the idol of us all 1 He, having wrought her effigy in humble lend, in irder to render it Worthier or that glorious iirfpresSioii, resorts to the harmlessexpeuient ot silvering It overt And shall we harshly repudiate his work! Oh, no, sir! You'll tike it I know you will." That follow will puss, whether his tifty cent piece does or not. liT The Murfreesboro', Tenn., Telcgrnpli says: "the telegraph poles ore now up irom the depot to the public square. Tho office will be kept in the front room of A. B. Elli ott's iaw office. We understand the compa ny will commence putting up the wire in a hort time, beginning at Nashville and fitting offices along the line as they proceed. We may expect therefore, probably in th course f ten days of two weeks to be vi a tit with Nashville, and in a short time thereafter with Shelbyville, Wart race, Winchester, Chatta nooga, Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston, and the Eastern cities. iT It I remarkable fact if it u a fact slated by men who have examined into the subject that there is only a distance of five hundred miles Intervening between the navigable water of the Missouri and the Co lumbia rivers. tjfThe heirs of Kosciusko have commen ced suit in the Unitod Stutes Circuit Court at Columbus, Ohio, to recover lands granted by Congress to the hero for his' distinguish ed military services during the revolution. he lands are in the Western Military He- serve, twelve or fifteen miles North of Co lumbus. A Luxurious Life. A correspondent of the Boston P6st fn Sicily,' describes In the following manner the life of the Sicilian: Friars': '. The capuchin friars were cunosHics' in their way. Fat and sleek; perfectly unctious; as oily and about as animal looking as s Berk shira pig. v They wer baro-Leaded, with sandals on their dirty feet and long brown rubra or petticoats that reached clear to the ground. A long rope made of cotton wound several times round their waists. From the girdle Was suspended a long string of black beads and a crucifix, and at the aide hung a black bag, into which they put every thing; alms, money, food, and all their possession: The day was Warm, and two or three of them sal down, and after a Jong and hearty dinner from their bags, on 'deck, in the sun; and each one folding his hands across his distended paunch and fell asleep and snored for hours. A mofo worthless existence can, not be conceived. "Pious and holy men," says a devout Jpit fny elbow. . Pious fiddle-stick 1 . To Sdcify" they are worse than the seven plagues or Egtpt: An fsland that contains 1,800,000 people has 300,000 ecle. siastics monks, nuns frmrs, find piioU. One sixth paft non producing, and all to be supported out of the land. Heto is a flock of loetists sufficient to devour ewry green thing. " ' . . ' Queer Mistake. A. Desperate Fight. A curious game of cross purposes was played off iu Cincinnati, a few .nights since. Two vigilant police Officers, who were In search of a rogue, came across Mr. John Cassady, pro prietor of the Queen City Race Course, whom they attempted to arrest. Mr. C. had with him a large amount of money, and suspecting the officers were rogues who wished to rob him, he tried to'-get away, ond on their op proaching too near, fired a revolver at n'e'm. After his shooting at the officers several times, bat without effect they finally secured him; not however, until they had beaten him se verely with their maces. Upon an examina tion before the police judge, it was clearly proven to be a mistake all around, and the case was consequently dismissed. ' Grasshoppers ast Tobacco. The Catta raugus Whig ib responsible for tho follow-' Grasshoppers are very thick, and are proving exceedingly destructive in Chaotauqe at least we judge they ard from the following story told us by a Tanner of that country; whoui we saw a few days since at Dunkirk. Said he; "This spring as an experiment I de Voted about an acre of land to the growth of louacco. i he crop aid rtnoly, and in a short space of time the plants had attained to the height of nearly five inches. Business called mo to Buffalo. I was gone just two days; but in that brief period every vestige of my tobacco had been destroyed by the grasshop pers; and, sir, incredulous as it may seem; one large, hungry looking specimen of tho marauders; which I saw sitting upon s stump as 1 entered th field, actually had the audaci ty to ask tne for the chew I had in my mouth!" We collapsed. The editor of the Now York Mirror; to whom have been ascribed quantities of legacies, says the editorial harness and the mortal coil with hira will go off together. He believes it to be the duty of every man to labor for the bread he eats, and prefers the editorial profession to all others. T When the idea of any pleasure strikes' your imagination; make a just computation between the duration of the pleasure and that of the repeotanco that is likely to fol low it 137" It is stated that the Leprosy Is spread ing very generally in Norway, and is likely; as in the middle ages, to become a common and prevalent disease; During the past six months it is reported that one thousand, five hundred and sixty men, and nine thousand, seven hundred and ten wonten have been arrested in New Or leans, Ifthis strange story is trne, there must be a great lack of morality among the females of that place. Unmasked. The veiled murderess, convic ted at Troy, it has been ascertained is a Mrs. Campbell, from Quebec, where she formerly kept a public house. 37" Preaching is of much avail, but prac tice is far more potent. A godly life is the strongest argument that you can offer to the skeptic. An Unhealthy Citv. Notwithstanding tho earnest protests of iU journals to the contrary, Philadelphia must be an exceeding ly unheulthy place. As it is unlawful now to sell even mineral water in that city on -Sundays, except for medical purposes, every person wanting a drink of this pleasant bev erage, is first required to' sign a certificate that it is drunk as meuicine. in s single drug store there could be seen the slgnatnros of nbout 800 of these "sick" people. Wath ington Star. A (Question. If opposing the Nebraska bill made its opponents Abolitionists, then at least half of' the Democratic party of the North are abolitionlzed half of the iWfv is tho one which the Administration of Presi dent Pierce has bocn petting and fostering ever since it came into power, and still pets and fosters and retains In office. If thev are abolitionists what is the Administration! A Hafft Familt. The Worcester Tran script says that one John Carey was brought up before the Worcester police court recent ly, on the charge of keeping a disorderly house. Although it was shown, say the Transcript, that Carey, his wife, and six chil dren, two colored women, two pigs, three dogs, four puppies, and several liens, all lived in one kitchen and bed-room, there wus no proof thnt the charge was true, and the de fendant was allowed to return to the embrace of his "happy family." Tim Coma or Tennessee The briir Jnscnhus. which sailed from this port yester day lor Utillimore, had as part of her cargo 717 boxes Copper Ore about 180 toos Home of the 1 ennesses ore has boen sold In New York at $100 per ton. and ifthis Is equally valuable, the single cargo is worth the suuj sum of 918,000. Savannah Rej.