Newspaper Page Text
8. P. 1VIN3. EDITOR AN D PROPRIETOR. TERMS. 92 J"r, payable in advance, or ft at the expiration of tht year. y Ka paper ditontinued until arrearget are paid, except at the option of the PMieher. For announcing the namet of candidate for afiee $i. Caek. ATHENS, FniDAVtJlXYSl1854. J3F" Chancery Court convenes at Denton, Polk county, oa the 1st Monday of August, th7tb. Atlanta Fair. The Fourth Annual Fuir of the Atlanta Agricultural, Manufactured and Mechanical Association, will be held on the 9th, 10th, nnd 11th of August, proximo. . Montvale. Some "unmitigated scamp," not -hating before his eyes the fear of the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, has put in circulation report that times of cho lera had occurred at Montvale Springs. It is to necessary to add that there is not the leat , foundation for the absurd fabrication. ' J37" We learn that the post-office at Ham ilton's X Roads, McMinn county, has been hangod to Green's Store, and Mr. Green ap pointed post-master. Weather. Tlio weather still continues irery warm thermometer Tuesday and Wed nesday up to 04 and 95 in the shade. There has been no ruin hero for the last four weeks, and vegetation begins to look as dry and life less as a Chattanooga paper. The corn is suffering severely, as the heavens distil no dews, not cloud has beon seen for days. Viie hill-tops are continually bathed in a blaze ot fiery sunshine, and the breezes that occasion ally play laxity along tho valleys are as op pressive and overpowering as the sirocco of the desert. As the preachers say in times of unusual dearth, "oh, for a refreshing shower!" By the way, as a good deal has been said hy some of our cotemporaries at points inter ested in the Chattanooga and Cleveland road, about the stock which Knoxville and Knox county have taken in rail roads, wo should bo pleased if they would inlorm the public how much stock the public-spirited citizens of tho towns and counties immediately on this road have subscribed to help build the work; how much they have paid, and whether there is any probability of their failing to meet all their calls. We wish to know who live in glass houses. Knoxville Register. The Cleveland papers, perhaps, will be able to furnish the Register the information dobircd In regard to the stock in the Chatta nooga and Cleveland rond. Any information about the amount of stock subscribed by Knoxville and Knox county in the East Ten nessee and Georgia Railroad, under the eld and present organization, and tho amounts paid in and unpaid, and who has paid nnd who refuses to pay, can bo obtained by ap plication in this direction. We are convenient to the record, and will take special pleasure In procuring and disseminating any informa tion on tho subject that may be desired. Scarcity of Confidence. Complaints are coming up from every direction about the "unusual scarcity of money." Tho complaints are ill-grounded. There is more money in the country than at any former time. Con fidence is tho commodity that is scarco, and tho want of it is causing money to be hoard ed. All kinds of property rate too high at figures which every observing mind knows cannot be maintained, and consequently thero is an uneasy fueling among capitalists and moneyed institutions, and a disposition to "hold on" until matters settle down to a safe point. There has been a long season of prosperity, of successful trading and specula tion, and many act as though it was always to continue; but the more prudent and saga cious know better, nnd aro preparing for the change. It is said that property is always worth what it can be nold for. No proposi tion could be moro false. It frequently hap pens that properly cannot be sold for what it is really worth, nnd at other times rondily brings more than its intrinsic vnlue. Long seasons of prosperity and high prices are al ways followed by greater or less reverses. It Is a law of trade and business as inevitable as the laws of nature. y Rumor says that Jim Walker, former ly of the Kndxvillo Tribune, is now in that city negotiating for tho purchase of the Reg ister office, with a view to make it the organ of Hon. Jno. Bell in East Tennessee. Don't believe It the enterprise would'ntpay under such auspices. 3JPThe Washington correspondent of the Charleston Standard writes that Messrs. Toombs and Dawson, of Ga., Dixon of Ky., and Jones of Tcnn., of the Senate, and Ste phens of Ga., Clingman of N. C, and Pres ton and Ewing of Ky., have prepared an ad dress to the Southern Whigs, designed to bo tho platform of a ntw Southern Whig party; but up to this timo they have cot succeeded lo getting any othor Whig member of Con gress to join them, nnd tho address thoreforo may not bo issued. y Friend Hooper, of the "Montgomery Mail," is entitled to our Lett devoirs for that handsome notice If wo were not af flicted with an excessive stock of modesty we would like to re publish his paragraph, 'but in view of the facts and in considcrn tion of certain circumstances," as we onco heard a democratic stumper remark when about to suppress something that ho wns anx ious to divulgo, wo must forego oursclf the pleasure. We welcome the "Mail" to our table, nnd trust tho bread cast upon the wa ters In this direction may yield a fruitful re turn. f-jy We should have stated last wcok that M. Boullumct, Mobile, is an agent of tho Southern Military Academy Lottery of Ala bama, nnd that ticket No. 1128, Class B, which took the $3,000 prize, was sold at his office It Is thought ho lias a few more of tho an mo sort left. Memphis. Memphis, the " City on tlio River," must be a nice plnco to breathe in as tho thermometer approximates 100. About two-thirds of tlio apace of tho daily papers is occupied with paragraphs pointing out the deposites of filth in tho streets, and the other third witli notices requesting tho municipal .authorities to have the disease-gen crating piles removed. Cholera. W regret to learn that there ia some alarm existing in the public mind about cholera, and that a belief is obtaining cur rency that East Tennesec, hitherto free from this or acy other pestilential or epidemic dis ease, is about to be visited by what has prov ed in other sections to be the most fearful scourge of the human race. We are candid and speak our sincere convictions when we say that we do not believe there ia any real ground for serious alarm. It is true, and we have no disposition to disguise the fact, that at Loudon, some thirty miles north-east of this, there have been a good many cases of sickness, some eight or ten of them fatal, and some said to be strongly marked by cho lera features, that a panic was created among the citizens, and that a stampede ensued, and that the streets of the town now present a comparatively desolate and dreary appear ance. But when we recollect that Loudon ia situated immediately on the Tennessee river, that that stream is and has been unu sually low, that a large number of hands have been employed on and about the rail road bridge, many of them half the time fa the water, and breathing the poisonous mias ma exhaled from tho exposed mud and ooze along the river banks by the scorching rays of the sun, it is not at all surprising that sickness and disease should be generated, and that deaths should fcccur. In fact,' it would have been remarble if the town had, under the eircumstnceg escaped with no more than 1 L - , .... mo uaup , amount or sickness. London, we belip ve, has a population ranging between fight and ten hundred, and according to the best information we have been able to obtain ten deaths have (occurred from the disease which some of th physicians there have prematuroly, aa we honestly believe, pro nounced Asiatic cholera. And giving the subject its worst possible phase, the cause for alarm has been greatly exaggerated, and the disease represented to be much more malig nant and fatal in its character than the fuels warrant. That there is disease of some cha racter there, perhaps of a mulignant type, gen erated by local causes, it would be useless to deny, and that the citizens who are constantly exposed to its attacks are in some danger; but we do not believe there is any more dan ger to persons passing through there now than there was eight months ago when the atmosphere was frigid and the trees festoon ed wiih snow-drops. If the disease is epi demic or contagious in its character, the mere passing through the infected district would not endanger us to an attack. And the God's truth about the matter is, with one or two exceptions, every death that has occurred at Loudon within the last three weeks can bo traced to imprudence on the part of the pa tient, or want of care and attention while sick. Our own town and immediate neighbor hood continues very healthy, and we knowof no existing causes to produce a change, or to create the least alarm in the minds of the people. Alarm and panic frequently bring about the result so much dreaded, and per sons whose minds are most violently excited nnd exercised in times of epidemic diseases generally are the first to full victims. Sud den changes of diet, too, aro to be avoided, as predisposing to disease. We do not ap prehend the appearance of cholera, or any epidemic disease here, but we will suggest to those who feel alarm to keep as cool and free from excitement as possible to lire on good wholesome food, to eat but little fresh meats and to partake sparingly of the sickly vegetables that have been maturing in the hot suns of tho Inst few weeks, nndnbove all to eschew baldface w hiskey and bad brandy. While sensible- that God is over all, wo have strong faith in "human instrumentalities," and believe it right, particularly at this season, to uso prudence and precaution. Cleanliness and cheerfulness are the great promoters of health. Drink pure water, eat good sound bacon and well-baked bred, take moderate out-donr exercise, keep the mind and nervous system free from undue excitement, maintain your good nature, aud attend to your ordina ry pursuits as usual, and then, with a reason able trust In Providence, you will be mighty apt to come through safe, cholera or no cho lera. We repeat, we do not apprehend tho op pearance of cholera here, or in the adjacent country, but in view of the many and shame fully exaggerated reports in circulation, we have deemed it our duty to write thus much. Tennessee Monet Abroad. We learn that at all the Railroad Depots in Georgia, the following notice. Is hung in sonio conspic uous place : . " Tennessee money will not be received here" Memphis Whig. Thore is an error in the above statement. Tho notice referred to as boing hung up at Railroad Depots in Georgia reads : "No Bank bills excopt Georgia nnd South n i:..- ...I,.,- . . The difficulty with the Tenncsseo money rests entirely with the Banks themselves. An agency either at Augusta, Charleston, or Savannah would remedy the evil complained of. . "Tht wicked JUe wken.no one pursueth." Some of our citizens, wo are sorry to learn, have taken tho alarm and are making prepa rations to break for the brush. We hope they will have a plonsant time of it, nnd that they may all live to get back safo and laugh at their senseless fears. 13?" Rumor says that the physicians, with ono exception, were among the first to flee from Loudon. . For the credit of the profes sion we hope the report is not true. The post of duty is tho post of safety as well as honor, Fire. A destructive fire occurred In New Orleans on the 9th, destroying property to the amount of 200,000. 3T There is a contest going on in the Georgia papers about the removal of the scat of government from Milledgevlllc, It is no business of ours, but if ws were a citi zen of that State we should certainly vote for the removal. And it seems to us that Atlautais the most eligible place nnd ought to be selected, as being nearly central, access!, bio from all directions by railroad, and of a healthy and pleasant location. J37 Mercantile letters from Purls state that the Russi.ni loan is not allowed to bo dealt in, nnd that tho Government haro for bidden all transactions In Russian stock. THE GREAT POLITICAL JUGGLE OF THE AGE. The New York Herald, which is always well posted on foreign affairs, contends that the recent arrangement for Austria to occupy the Danubian Principalities is decidedly for the advantage of Russia, and that the posi tion of the former power as ostensible arbiter and stakeho.der between the Western Pow ers and Russia m.iy well excite surprise and distrust amongst the European liberals. That a Power, whose existence was lately quivering in the balance, should now herself hold the scales, is a fact rather humiliating to the pride of great nations like England and France, and we can well understand tho dis quietude and alarm which the equivocal con duct of the Aberdeen ministry and the ap proaching occupation of the Principalities by the Austrian, -with the consent of Russia, have given rlso to amoBgst all classes and shades o? politicians ia both countries. The speech of Lord Lyndhurst, in the House of Lords, and the motion announced by Mr. Layard, in tho House of Commons, refleot faithfully the general impression created by those doubtful circumstances, and we are in clined to think that the discussion will rather confirm than do away with the idea that Aus tria and Russia are playing into each others hands, and that the English ministry are play ing into the hands of both. If the latter hypothesis be not correct, then Lord Aber deen and his colleagues must be the veriest dupes that ever pretended TO diplomatic fore sight. By allowing Austria to hold posses sion of the Principalities, in trust, they do not as they Imagine erent a barrier against the encroachments aC!ftytter upon the Ot toman territories, but they afford a seasona ble relief to the overstrained resources of Russia in that and other quarters, and onnble her to concentrate her forces upon those points which are exposed to the most press ing danger. As long ns the Austrian hold tho Principalities she has nothing to fear from the operations of the allies against her South western frontier, nnd she will beCOnsequent ly in a position to direct all her efforts to the defence of the Crimea, which it is now the great object of tho coalition to wrest from her. If this arrangement be not the result of a concerted plan between the cabinets of Vienna and St. Petersburg, we must say that Russia is strangely favorod by tho blindness and fatuity of her enemies. No conjuncture of circumstances could have more opportune ly adapted itself to the present exigencies of her position, nnd at the same time removed tho difficulties that opposed themselves to the'prosecution of her ulterior designs. Railroad Securities. The New York Express says: We do not see any improvement in railway bonds; this description of security is getting out of favor and is neglected by capitalists. On this subject tho Philadelphia Ledger says: "Credit has up to the present tune been maintained by the ability of the railway com panies to borrow at some rate or other, but we are daily more nnd moro fearing the sus pension of interest by some of the more prominent nnd more costly of these improve ment companies, which, when it comes, will beset a panic which the good nnd sound companies will survive with difticulty, nnd only nt a great sacrifice, if they maintain credit through it all." The Boyd Bill. We understand that Senator Benjamin intends offering the scheme of Speaker Boyd for donating the unsaleable public lands in the Beverul States In which they mny lie, as an amendment to the Home stead bill of the House, and that quite a number of Senators are prepared to adopt it, with a view of urging it, until, if possible, they mny in time make it the law of the land. Washington, July 17. The Senate, on Saturday, unanimously ratified the Japan Treaty. Galveston, July 14. Considerable excitement exists in Texns in consequence of a body of Indians march ing into the- interior of that State, nnd there being no efficient troops to oppose their pro gress. J he people are complaining ot lien. Smith and petitioning the Government for his removal and the appointment of Gon. Harney to the chief command. Thank God the unspoken prayer of peni tence mny wing its way to the eternnl throne, though mocking church spires point only with aristocratic hngors to the rich man s heaven. Fanny Fern, There is in tho above liltlo paragraph a whole volume of rebuke for you, oh, ye scribes and pharasces, who every seventh day slumber in your velvet-cushioned pews beneath the mild and plaintive wooings of a soporifio declamation, nnd who daily thank thnt God to whom your lip-worship is worso than a mockery, thnt you are not as other men. Oh, for more works nnd fewer words more practico and fewer precepts t 157" A child only ten years of age has been sent to jail in Ithaca, New York, for stealing strawberries. Great country, York State. Schuyler, who recently swindled the Stockholders of a Rail road Company out of something moro than two millions and a half, is put down ns an un fortunate man who yielded to temptation and has the sympathies of nil Gotham. Washington, July 15. In the Senate on Saturday, the further con sideration of the Homestead Bill was post poned until Monday, when a compromise project will be brought forward, it boing evi. dont that tho bill in its present shape cannot pass. The Navies. The following table shows tho extent of the navies of tho five first pow ers in the world : Vessels of War. No. of Guns. England, 667 18.300 Franco, 728 7,144 Russia, 190 ., 3,896 Holland, 103 3,219 United Stales, 60 1,028 New York, July 11. The scvon millions Mexican draft was paid here to-day. A Good Customer. In 1853 our imports from England, nlono, amounted to nearly $130,000,000, New York, July 12. Money is easier stocks firm. Cotton quiet. Flour unchanged. Corn dcclined.80 a 83. Pork stlfler uot higher. Lord dull at 9 n fj. WHO ARE THE KNOW NOTHINGS. The New Orleans Crescent has the follow. ing article upon this subject: The Washington Sentinel anil the Nation al Era, the latter a rabid Abolition jourml, have commenced a sharp quarrel in regard to the identity of the Know-Nothing fraternity, the former asserting that Freesoilers and Abolitionists roiistitute its main strength and are its chief directors, and the latter casting back the insinuation nnd endeavoring to make it appear that nobody loves the alien or the naturalized citizen so well as the Democratic Abolitionists and nobody abhers him so ut terly ns the Southern Whig. Both these dig. uihed and remarkably high-toned journals at tach an unlimited amount of odium to any party or set of men who should be convicted ot Know-Nothingism. But they do this like martyrs, with a aoit of self sacrificing tone. as if they had concluded to do their duty and abide the consequences, or, as a man will do sometimes, had taken a course opposite to public opinion and common sense, to show how oni'innl and fearless they were. Since the recent sweeping victories of the K.now-Iothings in Philadelphia ana Wash ington, the abuse which they have received from a certain class of newspapers has been rather more temperate. There is an intuitive respect in the human mind for power under nil circumstances, and persons who deal in politics soon become sagacious enough to recognize the cat the moment she is out of the bag. Upon the eve of these two elections, when the party journals first took the alarm, it was terrible to note the onslaught they made upon the mysterious and dreaded or ganization which fraternizes with no party and threatens destruction to all. It was de nounced as a secret and dangerous banding together of discontented and malevolent spir its for purposes which could be littlo less than treasonable: Grand eloquence took its loftiest flight to express the enlightened and liberal policy which this great people should adopt in the matters of privilege nnd license, ns well as of protection towards the "down trodden and oppressed who seek retuge upon our shores from the tyranny of their own countries; and finally an earnest exhortation was addressed to the people to frown down a party which refused to show its hand, and was working its way into power ond place by a system of tactics hitherto unknown tn poli ticians, and entirely new to all the established principles of wire-working. This appeal seem ed to us at the time muuli iike recommending a man to make mouths at himself in a mirror, or cut his own acquaintance for having been so indiscreet as to offend others by claiming what belonged to him, or like asking a people to administer a sort of solus self-rebuke for presuming to investigate nnd decide upon its own affairs. It appears, however, that this appeal had little effect; that the public failed to look upon itself us a band of discontented and traitorous spirits, although plainly re quested to do so, and that these independent and plain-spoken journals fell into tho com mon error of mistaking the voices of insig nificant parties nnd factions for the voice of the great people. Abolition Poetry. His the poetical opin on of Mr. Henry W. Longfellow, the nuthor of "Evangeline" and other poems, nnd of an interesting prose work called "Outre Mer," that there is a poor blind Samson in this land, shorn of his strength, nnd bound in bonds of steel, who may, in some grim revel, raise his hand, and shake the pillars of this Common wealth, till the vast temple of our liberties a shapeless mass of wreck nnd rubbish lies." We do not exactly understand whether the author of "Excelsior" intends the Common wealth of Massachusetts as the tcmplo so greatly in danger of overthrow just now, or whether tho Uuion it is which ho is "warn ing" so portentously. Wo shall keep watch for Samson, with anxious forebodings. Opium eating is said to be increasing to a frightful extent in some of the Northorn cities. A man in Boston was the other day sent to Deer Island Hospital, in order to be cured of nn inordinate appotitc for tlio drug. In New York and other large cities it is re ported that many reformed inebriates have used opium ns a substitute for liquor until their minds have become perfectly unsettled, nnd they are in a worse condition, if possible, than had they continued the exessive use of ardent spirits. . Tho N. Y. Courier, says the shock which tho lata frauds have excited is the best proofs of tho elevation of our commercial character; ond tho severity of tho condemna tion demonstrates tho strictness of our com mercial principles, and the universality with which they are recognized. Thero is no surer test of uprightness than its instinctive indignation ngninst wrong. Murder Will Out. Mr. Theodore A. Parker, late librarian to the House of Repre sentatives, who hns boen removed through the influence of Mr. Forney, and has since refused nn appointment promised to him by the President, is making somo rich revela tions of the secrets of tho Pierce dynasty, through tho New York Express. Tho Ex press informs us that Parker states positively that Judce Campbell denies that he owes ins appointment ns Postmaster General to Mr. Buchanan, nnd asserts that "an arrangement had been made between himself and Gen, Pierce before his election, by virtue of which he was to secure for Gen, Pierce the Catholic vote of Pennsylvania, and receive therefor a scat in the Cabinet!" This statement of Campbell, Parkor declares himself ready to confirm by his affidavit if it is disputed in any question. The Senatorial Election in New Hamp. shire. The New York Herald, in nlluding to the failure of tho Legislature of New ilnmpshiro to elect U. S. Senntors, asks: If the administration has been, after so brief an exorcise of power, so thoroughly "crushed out," even in Now Hampshire, as to lose its public printer nnd itschosen favorites lor the Senate, through the pressure of free soil principles nnd drugyed liquor, what can it be expected to accomplish nt the next Bal timore convention? In his over-Issues of IV.... tin at.w.k. fli.ni.i-n I l'i- IllHV be called tho Robert Schuyler of tho party. .... C. .1 . A II ...I..., Lnn nny ol his ooutnern organs ten mwiun will be tho value of his assets to his as signces In 1856? What a lucky man was Captain John Tyler I An Unhealthy City. Tho total number of deaths in New York, fur tho week ending July 8, reached 750; un incrcaso of 233 over tho previous week. Tho cholera cases are but 12 over last week, or 02 in all. 4 JigT" A prospectus has been issued for n newspaper, to lie published nt Belliview, in the territory of Nebraska, to be called the Nebraska Palladium. jqgr During the month of April of this ...,..- i TT7 T I ! ImtlwU ,,f Indian corn were imported into England. a rvr, SrnT Tlin Tmv Whiif. of Wed nesday says: "On Monday lust snow lay on .1.. ........ M Ati.il.iina I.'..., nf Ititrlitlrrtnn The peaks of the mountains were white for miles. PROGRESS OF THE WAR PLAN OF THE CAMPAIGN. The RusIans are in full retreat from Wal lnehis and from the Dorbrodia, though they have not altogether abandoned the siege of Rilistria. Nearly all their renowned Generals are wounded, and Dannenberg has taken the command. Omar Pasha's next move sinee Silistria is already freed, though the Russians continue to bombard it from ncross the Dan ube is the relief of Rassova, which, aa it now turns out, has not been abandoned by the Turks, nnd holds out against fenrful odds. It is likewise said thnt the Russians have been dislodged from Glurgcvo; still, this re port requires confirmation. The retreat of the Russians from Wallachia will be attributed to the remonstrances of Austria, though it is the necessary conse quence of the defeat before Silistria, and of the arrival of the auxiliaries at Varna. It is believed here that the troops sent to Varna will immediately embark once more, and sail to the Crimea, the object of the last campaign being the expulsion of the Russians from the Principalities, which is to be the task of Tur key tho occupation of Transcaucassia, which may soon be achieved by Schamyl Bey, nnd the conquest of the Crimea and of Sevastopol, which must be closed by St. Arnnud and Raglan. As to Schamyl, we have no positive information, but it is beyond doubt that he must have struck a serious blow in the rear of the Russians, as they have suddenly aban doned their threatening position towards Kara, and left the plateau of Armenia, which is now only defended by the fortresses of Akiska and Alexandrnpol, (Gumrj.) Th8 Turks will now take the offensive all along their Asiatic line. Solim Pasha is to advance by Katais toward Tiflis, and to meet there Guyon nnd Kmetty with the army of Kars and Erzerum, and Schamyl descending from the mountains into the plains of Geor gia. The plan is excellent, and the result must be the surrender of the Russian army in Transcaucassia unless a speedy peace or truce baffles tho operations. Austria is en deavoring to arrange such a negotiation, in concert with Prussia, but the Czar still relies upon his forces, though vanquished every where. Ho did not even come down to the Prussian frontier, to meet his brother-in-law; until the honor of the Russian arms is re trieved, he does not want nny final negotia tions; but he would be glad to gain time for reorganizing his army. f?F"Itis common to speak of Judge Douglas as tho author of the repeal of the Missouri Compromise. This is not the enso. A very able supporter of it he was, but the original bill reported by him did not contain any provision of tho sort. Mr. Dixon, of Ken tucky, moved the amendment by whicli tho Missouri restriction wns repealed. To him nnd him alone, was the credit of originating this great feature of the net due. The Wash ington Union, at thnt time, denounced the proposition ns factious. But after the Ad ministration approved ond Judge Douglas endorsed it, ate its own words with degrading and dishonoring servility. Health Statistics. We learn from the Nashville True Whig that the wholo number of interments in the city cemetry from the first of May to the 11th instant were as fol lows: Cholera. Other diseases. Total. May, 18 15 71 29 115 31 132 40 June, 61 To July 11, 11 ' 88 203 These interments include nil the deaths which have occurred in Nashville, South Nashville, nnd their suburbs, for two or three miles, with a population of 25,000, except fa few interments in the Catholic cemetery, n list of whicli we have not obtained. Of the 88 cholera cases, a large majority have been negroes imd children. The Northern Democracy. In the Maine Democratic State Convention on the 21st ult,, W. B. S. Moor, the Chairman of the Committee on Resolutions, said: "We came into power eighteen months ago with nn unprecedented majority in the Nation; nnd in the btate we had a great mor al power, perhaps too much. Since then changes have come over the aspect and the rospect of tho Democracy. We have lost Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, nnd it is merely a draw game in New Hampshire, that ought to stand firm as her granite hills." Syracuse, N. Y., July 12. The Democratic Hard Shell convention met here to-day a full delegation was pres ent. The Committee on officers reported Samuel Beardsley for President, and eight Vice Presidents and Secretaries. The Presi dent made a speech telling strongly on the treachery of the Administration. A Com- iniltoe on resolutions was appointed. Judge Wemdom begged to suggest a name for Governor, mid amidst deafening cheers proposed Judge Bronson. Tho nomination was mode by acclamation. Tho Judge had written a letter to the convention, tho rend- in" of which was postponed till the Commit tee reports. KJf During the confusion incident to the sinking of the steamboat Buffalo, al Now York last week, a German emigrant who had a trunk of treasure nnd a treasuro of a wife on board, threw his wifo overboard and dragged the trunk nshoro. The woman wns rescued by the bystanders nnd restored to tho orms of her iiffectionnto spouse. JTVe are Informed that the Planter's Cotton Factory, on Mossy Crock, in Jeffei son county, was destroyed by fire on tho night of tho 4th inst. It is supposed to bo the work of an incendiary, as there had been no firo about the establishment during the day. 5f0neJohn Harmon, of Nashville, claims to have prophesied some time since tlio Turk ish war. He now says that all war will cease after the last of July, 1854. After the 1st of August, however, a spirit ual war will break out with grent commotion, which will not cense till all existing denomi nations of religionists will be broken up. It will lnt sixty-two weeks. In sixty-two weeks more war will break out over the wholo world, and end by a final battle be tween despotism nnd liberty. Ho docs not soy to whom will be tlio victory. Bread, mnking, after ull, is nothing more or less than loafing. The Wall Street Failure. The N Y. Mirror; speaking of tho disgraceful failure of Messrs. R. & G. L. Schuyler, says: "While we deplore the consequences of this pecuniary disaster, which, like me inning of the forest oak, crushes ao many victims u its prostration, the moral effect of this stu iMfltlnna fraud and failure cannot be estima. ted in dollars and cents. It inflicts a blow upon the credit of New York capitalists and upon the American name, which years of honest dealing can neither obliterate nor rettnir. Rvertf man in Wall street looks askance at his fellow financier, and is afraid tn tnin.h his "nniier " almost nfruid to touch his hand. There is no security anywhere, or in anything, when confidence in mens honestv is thus suddenly and irretrievably lost. There is nothintr in the shape of stock offered nt the Board to-day, that may not well be scrutinized if not suspected. Even the little bank stock which we have laid aside against a rainy day, may be made worthless by fraudulent issues: ana, in tins wv, ;..-. the riches of the millionaire may fulfill the prediction of Scripture, and suddenly "take to themselves wings nnd fly away." Alas, that a man i'l a tight "plactT should not have the manliness to confess his necessities; and the courage to sacrifice everything but his honor. A lost fortune may be recovered; nnd an unfortunate man may live respected even by those who hove suffered on his ac count. But a good name once lost con never be regained. It is "the immediate jewel of the soul:" outweic'liiiiL' in the estimate of both God nnd man, all the stocks and bonds and bullion of Wall struct." f3T"Santa Anna, it is stated, availed him. self of his recent march to Acapulco, to test the accuracy of the recent reports that tho mountains of Guerrero contain extensive coal mines. Tho result of his investigation satis fied him that theie ore almost inexhaustible supplies of this valuable article, which can be obtained, in any quantity, nt Acapulco, at a cost considerably less than the freight on that now carried there from England and the Atlantic States, for tho use of our bteamers. Santa Anna has also satisfied himself that tlio undeveloped precious mineral wealth of Mex ico, is immeasurably greater than hns ever heretofore been supposed; and it is his desire itud purpose to adopt measures to make these treasures available. The Foreign Population. By the census of 1850, it nppears that of tho white popula tion of tho United States, then amounting to 19,553,053, there were born in foreign coun tries, 2,240,535 persons, viz: male, 1,239,434; females, 1,001,101. Those ascertained to have been born in the United States amount ed to 17,279,375, and 32,658 wero reported unknown ns to their nativity. It thus nppears that the proportion of natives to foreigners in 1850 was nearly eight to one in thu wholo United States. It should be observed, that since the census of 1850 was taken, tho for eign population has largely increased by im migration, amounting to over one million in nil; so that the number of persons of foreign birth now in the United States mny be stated at about three and a half millions. Tluyiro portien of Germans among the recent immi grants has been very great. EsTIt is stated that Major Wall, of Wil. liamsbnrg, N. Y., has requested the street preacher, Mr. Parsons, not to appear next Sabbath in Williamsburg, as his presence only leads to unnecessary nnd debilitating ex citeiiient during this hot weather, and the right to exercise the freedom of speech has been completely maintained in thnt city. Mr. Parsons, it is also , stated, hns acceded to the Mayor's request, nnd will not ap pear. JST" Tho German Liberals of Boston have responded to the call of their brethren in the West, and put forth a platform almost identi cal with that laid down by the Free German Democrats of Louisville. According to them, the American people have strayed from tho true principles of freedom and republicanism, and they demand a number of modifications in the constitution and laws of tho country, which modifications aro necessary, in their view, to remove the imperfections of our ex isting government. As their platform involves, among other things, the repent of Sunday law, Temperance law s, etc., the exclusion of the Bible from Schools, it is not probable that the party will thrive greatly in tho uncon genial atmosphere of New England. O-Tho nominating committee of tho Ver mont State Temperance Convention on Wednesday reported a State ticket for sup port at the ensuing election, as follows: For Governor, E. P. Walton, of Montpulier; for Treasurer, Mr. Bates,of Northfield. Furthor action is defered until the result of the Free Soil and Union Convention is known. f3TThe Russeliville (Ky.) Herald of the 12th says: "The farmers of our county are u the midst of harvesting. The wheat turned out finely, and the oats, perhaps, has never been surpassed, both in size and quality. La' borers in the harvest field are scarce nnd wages high. There is a fine opening for white laborers in this section, both in tho town and on the farms. fSfPuring Commodore Perry's Into visit to Japan, himself and suito were entertained nt a feast by tho natives. Cooked worms, fried snakes, nnd a variety of indigestible compounds were served up, of which they were nhlidged to partako through etquetto. Hereafter, a strong stomach may bo consider ed os a high recommendation In our Japanese diplomatists. A Good One. Miss Martincau tells a story of an old woman who was urged to cross tho river Forth in n ferry-boat ot the time that a storm was brewing. Sho hesita ted; the hnaliii'in asked if she would not trust to I'rovidenco "Na, na," exclaimed she, "I w ill na trust to Providence as long ns there is a bridge nt Stirly!" "Fuss nnd Feathers" is tho name given to a stylo of ladies' bonnets just introduced among tho fushionablo circles. Boston, July 15. Tho grand jury in Boston have found truo bills against the parties accused of having been ongagnd in the riots in that city during tho trial of the fugitive Burns, New Yohk, July 15. There wero 139 deaths in New York dur- ing the week from cholera, and 31 from the same disease iu Boston. 37"Tho monoy stolen from Bollmonte's Banking House Iias been returned through the mail, Umox of the East and West. Rev. T. M. Post, of St. Louis, recently delivered aa address, in his characteristic stylo of brilliant and glowing eloquence, before the annual meeting of the American Congregational Union at New York, of which the following are the closing paragraphs, as reported in the Independent: . 'Stron if lire tho ties I hit hind ns to you. Your sons bear ever s lengthening chain. We feel it by the Pictured Rovks of Ijike Supe rior, at the distant Falls of St. Anthony, and to the Pacific Sea. We feel your heart beat across a continent. Wo are "of you still. Your land of rocky cliff, nnd dell, and crystal hike, your melancholy pines, your cataracts that dash above tho storm, your glorious mountains and free old solemn sea they come to us in our dreams, that come with the faces of memory living brows on whicli still beat life's storm's, with spell of many grains of honored fathers and brothers that have fallen in their strength, of gentle sisters that sleep in sili-nt beauty on distant hill-sides, and of mothers whose holy love still looks out upon us from the green mound in the shadow of the old church, or in dells where the awful mountains keep guard, like angels -of the resurrection. Oh! from nil that mngnificent and bound less reaim where your brethren seek a home, from the mystic sprinirs of tho MissisainnL nnd the tropical splendors nf the Southern Gulf, to the valleys of the Oregon and the Alps of Gold, the West pours on you her thought from hearts and homes without num ber, weaving the million-threaded web that binds still our lives together. Yours is tho power of our mother-land. Use it well. Use it promptly. We are growing fast out of your shadow. Be instant, bo earnest, be pa tient in using the golden opportunity tho plastic era. But look not on us with cold. ness and distrust if we grow not exactly in . your likeness if our prairies produce not Adirondaeks, or our Mississippi picture not your Hudson. Accord to us somewhat of the freedom of your own clorious founders: and wonder not that forms vary, though principles be unchanged. Mexico. The steamer Orizaba arrived, bringing Vera Cruz dates to the 8th, and city of Mexico, dates to the 3d. Alvarez is reported ill beyond recovery. A new expedition, under Count Boulbon, was expected ot Eunyamas. Troops hod been sent to Miclioocan, where tho revolution continues. Santa Anna has sent the Cross of the Order of Gundaloupe to the Soveieigns of Eng land, France, Prussia, and other European Potentates. Galveston dates to the 9th inst., represent tho crops ns being favorable. Tho mail from El Passo arrived in 2G days at San Antonio. It wns attacked by Indians at Ea gle Springs. Thu Indian hostilities continue Various tribes ore eonbining against tho w hites. A goneral Indian war is expected. Troops have been sent to Eagle Springs, nnd other preparations are making to operate against the Indians. Mrs Willson, Into a prisoner among the Camnnches, had arrived at El Passo, homeward bound. ICPThe Governor of New Hampshire ve toed tho Temperance bill, which hud passed the Legislature. Tho House by a vote over ruled it, but the Senate sustained the veto. ?A portion of the Democratic press of Virginia are urging the erection of a monu ment to the memory of tho late Thomas Ritchie. fci?Tho Boston Journal notices tho oc currence cf twenty-six deaths by cholera, in Richmond, Me. Several of the Virginia papers speak of tho '"' Hon. Henry A. Wise in connection witli the gubernatorial chair of the State. The Nashville Union of Friday says, "there were five interments In thecity cemetery yes terday none of cholera. There have been no deaths by cholera in tho city or its vicinity for four days." "The Say Nothings." This new political order is rapidly increosing; its principof Ab ject is to run members of Congress in oppo sition to the present do nothings. 533TThe National Intelligencer suggests, that inasmuch as it is the Constitution of the Uuitud States which gives practical value to the doctrines of the Declaration of Independ ence, we ought to make the adoption of that instrument a national jubilee and henceforth celebrate the 17th of September as well aa the 4lh of July. "Ion," the Washington correspond ent of tho Baltimore Sun, states that a Frenchman, named Charles Dubois de Tuck et, has a lion upon the Mexican territory ceded by the treaty to the United States, mortgaged to him by tho Mexican Govern ment, as a security for the payment of ono million of dollars. It is said that Ixmis Na poleon has under consideration this claim, and may proceed to enforce it ngninst Mexi co. The Attorney General of the United States will of course have to examine thia with oil other liens, of which there may be several. John L. Marling, Esq., editor of tho Nashville Union, has been appointed by tho President Charge d' Affairs to one of the States of Central America. Preachino vs. PRACTick.-Douglas Jerrold speaks in this wise: You will hear a good lowly creature sing tho praises of puro water call it tho wine of Adam whon ho walked in Paradise when, somehow, fate has be stowed upon the eulogist tho finest Burgundy. He declares himself contented with a crust, nlthough a benificent fairy hns hung a fat haunch or two lu his larder. Yes, it is delightful to see these humblo folk, w ho tune their tongues to the honor of dry bread nnd wntcr, compelled by the force of fortuno to chew venison nnd swallow claret, 04rTho New York Tribune of Monday, the loth, says: "The farmers all nround us ore suffering from drouth, caused by the in tensely, Incessantly hot days nnd nights of the last two or three weeks. We had n littlo shower ten days ago, but it did not affect the streams, ond the earth hns forgotten it. Woman's Rights. A good looking hus band, ciiiht children, and a happy home. As tlioso rights are easily obtained, we hope the sisterhood will take them into consideration. This will pay better than holding offices, or sitting on a jury. I cannot bear children, said Mrs. PrimTduZ duinfully. Mrs. Partington looked ot her over her spectacles mildly before sho replied, "pcrhnps if yon could you would liko Ihcni bcltct.