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8. P.1VINS. EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. TEIIMS.H a year, payable in advance, or f 3 at the expiration of the year. I2f -A'o paper dUcontiiiued until arreargei ere paid, except at the option of the Publither. for attnouHciiig the Hornet of candidate for bffice 5, Cath. J J ATHEiVS, t'HIDAv, J IXY 88, 1884. To Delinquents. The close of the 6th volume of this paper drawoth nigh; and nil persons indebted to us, either for subscrip tions, advertising, or job work, must pay up, Brother Jonathan would say, "immediate ly nnd to once." We have waited on many of them with patience and long suffering we have labored, for lo ! these many years, for (heir edification, improvement, and pleasure, nnd as we hnvo neither the inclination nor the ability to work for nothing and find our solf, nothing would afford ns more gratifica tion than to be employed for a fow days in writing receipts for them and balancing the books. No wonder we hear so many com plaints about the drought when men become bo reckless about their printer's bills. ISf N. VV. Haun, Esq., Sweetwater, will nccept our thnnks for tho list of ten new subscribers (cash accompanying,) received on Wednesday. 53?" Thero is n Blight improvement in tho Bacon market see commercial letters next page. Wo know the writers personally, and our friends having produco to consign can re ly upon their statements. Wheat. The ruling price here nt present for a good merchantable article. Is, $1,00 for Red, nnd 81,15 for White. No corn offer ing, i fa A J2f"Thore is at this time a daily line of conches running between Athens nnd Mont vale Springs. "The Post." This paper now has a weekly circulation of twelve hundred copies, is Issued every Friday morning, nnd affords the best and most reliable medium for ad vertising. Tho mail facilities at this point ore such that we are enabled to get the paper into all the adjoining counties the same day it is published) so that all subscribers are pouted at the earliest hour. Advertisers will best consult their interest by availing them selves of our columns. The Weather Again. The weather in this neck of tho woods continues very warm nnd dry, with n bad prospect for rain until the moon again fills her horns. It will bo six weeks to-morrow since the thirsty earth was moistened by the tears of heaven, and during that cnliro period, with tho exception of two or three, days, tho thermometer has ranged, in tho shade, between 90 nnd 90, nnd most of the timo near the latter figure. Tho craps in this immediate neighborhood are pretty essentially cooked up nnd dono for the blades nnd stalks of tho corn in many places look ns Jry nnd sapless as a last year's crncMin, and it would take a small deluge, got up on the most approved modern plan, to do any good. In some portions of the county, however, wo learn the seasons have been inoro favorable, and tho prospect is fair for an average yield. Without sudden nnd copious showers thero will not be much two shilling corn sold about here the ensuing fall. 1'. S. Since tho abovo was in type, this place nnd neighborhood have beeu favored with heavy showers, which, as n friend of ours in Polk county would say, is having n "very vivifying effect upon vegetation." Tho tendency of tho corn market just now is slightly downward. J2T" A gentleman from Loudon informed us, on Wednesday Inst, that the reports which had attained circulation that the phy sicians wcro nmong the first to flee from Lou don upon the occasion of the lato panic nt that place, were incorrect and groundless. Wc heard the matter spoken of several times, nnd it was our duty to allude to it, ns wo did last week, that tho parties implicated might know such reports wcro in circulation, nnd if untrue, hnvo them contradicted. Wo pre sumo '.ho gentlemen themselves, nnd al other scnsiblo persons, understood nnd ap preciated our motivo in alluding to the mat ter last week. Wc nppend the following Card from Dr. Hurley, which appeared in tho Register of the 2 1th: Loudon, Tenn., July 22, 1854. I notice, in tho last Athens Post, n little item, which docs iniustico to myself nnd tho other physicians ot this place. The Editor says it is rumored that the physicians, with one exception, wcro tho first to ileo. I wish simply to say through your columns, that every physician in Loudon without "one exception was nt his post nnd did his whole duty. Furthermore, I have not heard nny physician say he was the least apprehensive, or manifested in nny way the least symptom of alarm. Again, I notice in tho Cleveland Banner n report that thero wcro eight or ten deaths from Cholera on Monday. Thero never have, ns I now remember or believe, beon inoro than two or three deaths of any disease, at any time since Loudon has been named. Fur tho last four days, including to day, (Saturday,) wo havo not had n single case oven resembling cholera. Wo hnvo bil ious diurrhcen, dysentery nnd some scnrlitinn among us yet, nnd somo of thoso rnthor ma lignant. W. R. Hurley. Another WiiorrER Nailed. Wo under stand it is currently reported in the surround ing country that tho cholera is prevailing nt Athens, and that several deaths had occurred. Thero is not tho shadow of a foundation for such reports to rest upon, nnd tho individual who started thorn Is u greater liur thna, Tom Pepper, and he bent the devil after giving tho old gentleman threo in tho giuuo to start on. It is truo one citizen of this place had, lost week, a sovoro attack of tho bellyache (our lady readers will plenso pardon us, as wo liko to call things by their proper names,) nnd nnothcr, of costive habits, was visited with a rather sudden operation on his bowels; nnd thoso two cases nro tho nearest approaches to cholera Hint hnvo occurred hero this summer. Athens is proverbially healthy, nnd if thero is nny plaoo on God's green footstool where one might hopo to live always, it Is here. Tho population numbers some eight hundred, nnd the tiuth is, there has not been ovcra (lnr.cn deaths in tho town, e.vclusivo of thoso who have died with old ago, sinco tho Indians left the country. The Pikeville Mail. It affords us plea sure to state that tho Pikevillo mail, under the able management of Mr. Bird Panky, continues to nrva and depart semi-occa-sionally. The route Is a nuisance to' the public as managed at present, and has been for the last five years. We will regard it as special favor if Col. Smith, the representa tive from this congressional district, will call at the Department and enquiro of tho proper officer whether the postmasters discharge their duty by reporting the failures on that lino. If thecontmctor cannot make arrange ments to have tho mail carried with more regularity, he should surrender his contract and let some one have It who will attend to it, and not require the whole community to be injured, disobliged, and inconvenienced that he may make a hundred dollars or two by the non-performanco of his duty. It is matter of surprise that bids below what tho service can be done for without loss should be considered and entertained at all, ns the head of tho post-oflice department must know, if he hns even a moderate share of senso, that such bidders have no inte&ilon of complying with the provisions tf their contracts. We have been injured in our bu siness to the extent of two hundred dollars a year for the last five years, by the miserable manner in which the service on the Pikeville route has beon performed, and we are get ting rnther tired of it. it. BrejIiLL. The following hu vote in the Houso of River and IIakb is the analysis of th Representatives on the River and Harbor Bill which recently passed that body: For the bill, 49 Whigs. " , 43 Dems. u 4 Irid. Dems, to wit: Giddings, G. Smith, Wndo nnd Dnvis, ' Total, 90 vens. Against the bill, 3 Whigs. 72 Dems. 1 Southern In- dependent, viz: Clingmnn. Total, 70 nays. All tio Tennessee Representatives present voted for tho bill, viz: Bugg, Churchwel Ready, Stanton, Smith and ZollicofTer. In this, the Democrats seem to be yielding to tho force of a sound nnd just Whig principle. The bill embraces items amounting to $190,000 for improvements of tho Ohio river, including the Cumberland dam; $35,000 for improving the Tennessco river; nnd tho nbo litinn of nil taxes on boats for passing through the Louisville Canal. Wc have no disposition to make a state ment that would injure other plnccs but the "truth of history" requires us to say, that they have Cholera in Loudon, nnd the peo ple, panic stricken, have deserted the town. Chattanooga Gazette. You're wrong, Mr. Parharm the "truth of history" docs not require you to make nny such unwilling sacrifice. The physician who first reported cholera at Loudon, also stated that the disease was "first brought to that vicinity by the steamboat Loudon from Chat tanooga, threo deaths having occurred on her last trip thence to the lnnding at Loudon." We bolievo tho gentleman was mistaken in both res;' sets, but if correct in tho first, in regard to the character of tho disease, his opinion ns to how it got thero is entitled to somo weight. Now just put that in your pipo nnd smoko it awhile before you make any more sacrifices to the "truth of history." IIoiirid Murder. We understand thnt a man named Wm. R. Armstrong, living near Spring Town, Polk county, murdered his wife, on the evening of Tuesday tho 18th instant, by shooting her through the hoad. She was holding her infant in her arms at the time. She diod instantly. Tho monster has been arrested nnd committed to the jail nt Benton, nnd it is to bo hoped ho will be made to undergo the extreme penalty of the law. Capital Prizes. The following num bers drew the capita! prizes in Class C So. Military Academy Lottery, drawn at Mont gomery, AIu., on the 20th: No. 9953, $7,500; No. 8811, $5,000; No. 9925, $3,000; No. 119, $1,509; No. 915, 8500; No. 66G5, 8500; No. 703, 8500; No. 592, $500, No. 8058, $500. Class D. will bo drnwn on the 21st August sco advertisement next pago. "The Great West." Wo ore rennested to stnto that F. S. Smith, the n?ent for tlm sale of the book entitled "Tho Grnt West," will be in Athens on the 2d Monday of Au gust, with the work ready for delivery to subscribers. "Babies nro n blessed institution." but like nil other "peculiar institutions," thpy nro most charming nt homo. When carried abroad their laughter nnd their cries nro sure to be ill-timed; the former disturbing a doath scene, nnd the latter checking a laugh. Wo hope tho time may come, when, by common con sent, they will be excluded from the church, tho lecturo roem, the concert and tho theatre. Doting parents can put up with the way of waywardness of babies in arms, but uudicnecs cannot. VVorchcster Transcript. Wc liko that, now. We recollect when tho present editor of tho Transcript was a puling infant in tho nrm4)of his mammy, and that said mnm used to tote him to church every Sunday, and thnt ho was a nasty, squeaking, squalling "sucker" ns ever broke tho reposo of a slumbering congregation. That samo editor has now been married somo eight years, nnd no infantilo prattle, nsgrnto fuj to tho rightly-tuncd earns the pattering of tho rain-drops upon the cabin-roof, as yet gladdens tho heart of his help-meet nnd breaks tho monotonous nnd oppressive quiot of his home. No wonder he don't like ba bies. Impotency is never pleased with results it finds itsolf unable to accomplish. "Montgomery Mail." "The Mail," pub lished nt Montgomery, Aln., and cditod by Jonce Hooter, is a No. I sheet, nnd will do to take nnd pny for. It is a large Imperial, well printed, and alwnys contains a good deal thnt is rich nnd readable. The railroads hnve brought us within day and a hairs trnvol of the capital of Alabama, and we commond our friends who feel any interest in thnt di rection, to order up "The Mall" tho invest ment will pny. Subscription price 2,50, in advance fif" We have been shown a hoad of ryo from tho plantation of J. Hamilton, Esq. Mc.Minn county, measuring seven inches nnd a half in length, aud containing ono hun dred nnd four well-formed grains. From the Poit, Extra, of Julj 46. EAST TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA RAILROAD. Below will bo found a Card from Maj. C. Wallace, President of the Railroad Com pany, in reference to the running of the Rojd, snd the panic which was created by the many ill-grounded and imprudent reports put in circulation about a disease lately exist ing at Loudon, and which was thought by some persons to resemble Asiatic cholera. For the last ten years the p.'.pers of some other sections have been filled with, in most cases, horrifying and groatly-exaggeratei ac counts of the ravages of the disease, and the public mind kept constantly in an un easy state, ready for a panic nnd a Btampede upon the first indications of the approach of a malady bearing the faintest resemblance In its attacks, progress, and termination to the much dreaded scourge. Hitherto East Tcu nessee, with its green and rugged hills, its mountain torrents, crystal rivers, nnd health giving, life-restoring mineral waters, has been deemed inaccessible to Cholera but the spell has been broken, confidence impair ed, and reports have gone out that we are not only in danger from the approach of the pestilence that walkcth in darkness and slay eth at noonday, but thnt it has-actually effect ed a lodgment in our midst. We asseverated in our last paper thnt Uie reports were most shameless fabrications, that thero were no real grounds or the alarm and pnnio which was prevailing, that not a solitary case of Asiatic cholera had occurred, that upon rigid enquires we were satisfied nearly all the deaths at Loudon from the disease said to resemble Cholera eould be traced to the im prudence of the patient, or want of atten tion, aud that there was no more danger to bo apprehended to persons passing through that town than there was eight montks ago when the streams were locked in an Icy em brace nnd vegetation clothed with the white mantle of winter. Upon further inquiry and more reflection, wo tike this occasion to rei terate and repeat what we Baid before, that we do not believe a single case of Asiatic cho lera lias occurred at Loudon or nny where else in East Tennessee; nnd that whatever disease did prevail at that town it has now abated, and if there ever was any danger thero it has disappeared, and that persons may visit nnd pass through the place with en tire safety. We spoak earnestly and sincere ly wc have no private interests to serve nt Loudon, nnd could hnve no motive for mis representing tho facts. Wo wish to correct the groundless reports thnt hnve been put in circulation, nnd if possible head off with tho plain truth tho immense fabrications which are frightening the people from their proprie ty and spreading panic and alarm through all the surrounding country. The public, nt homo nnd nbroad, may rest assured that should Asiatic cholera mnko its appearance in East Tennessee, we shall not hesitate to announco the fact, ns we are not afraid to discharge our duty as a journalist, whether that duty lends us along tho beaten track pursued by tho alarmed majority or dead against it The following is the Card of tho President of tho Railroad Company. If our cotempo raries in Georgia nnd South Carolina will co py it into their columns they will serve tho travelling public nnd placo us under special obligations: EAST TENNESSEE AND GEORGIA RAIL ROAD. The traveling public are hereby nssured thnt the present running of tho Passenger Train on this Road will not be changed with out notice. Passengers will not bo required to remain over night in Loudon. While Lgive the above nssuranco it is proper to sTate that I do not believe there is now nny cholera nt Loudon. Mi business, however, is to protect the interests of the Com pany, which Ida best by caring for the welfare of its operatives and tlte traveling community, and not any particular locality on the line. Tho steamer "Tennessee" will rcsumo her regular trips between Loudon nnd Knoxville as soon ns she can make her landings with out producing panic. There has not been a case even of diarrhoea on her this Summer, The report that cholera has been or is now nt Montvale Springs is false. C. VVALLACE, President East Tennessee cf- Georgia Railroad. Knoxville, July 21, 1854. Bob Turned ur Aoain. A paragraph in nn exchango says: Mr. Robert Tyler, son of the Ex-President, has published a letter in the Philadelphia Ar gus, in opposition to the "Know Nothings." The weather is just as warm as it ought to be actually so warm that we can't cross the street to examine tho thermometer. Nash. News. That's nothing, sirs, to what we have had over this way. On Tuesday, about high twelve, tho mercury in our thermometer roso so rapidly ns to knock the top out of tho ma chine two specimens of the genus loafer, who, in a fit of abstraction, ventured from tho shado, melted right down into soap grease, nnd one gentleman of thin habits, who is as grim and fleshless as the ghost of tho "Living Skeleton," and who had notboen ablo for twenty years to got up the least sign of perspiration, "swent great drops'" and "larded the lean earth" ns ho moved along. Such weather is dreadful on super fluous flesh! Wo are rnther social in our feel ings, and not nt all inclined to solitude, but we are almost tempted to exclaim: "Oh, for a lodge in some vast wilderness, Some boundless contiguity of shade." We acknowledge tho receipt of va rious documents from Hon. F. K. ZollicoHbr nnd Hon. Jno. Bell. Tho Now York Post says it is un derstood that the Hards intend to mnke Bron son their candidato for tho Presidency, nnd that his letter to tho Syracuso convention was written with nn eye more to a Washing, ton than to nn Albnny future. l3f"There is nothing like wishing for enough when you nro wishing, nnd there is nothing liko bluffing boldly when it is neces sary to bluff nt nil. We are authorised to state that the reports which havo been put in circulation thnt Philadelphia, Monroe county, was sickly, are base falsehoods. We received a letter from there a few days since, from a gentle man in whose word we havo every conhdence, nnd which we would havo published but un fortunately misplaced it, assuring us that the town was never inoro healthy. fi" Ex-Govcrnor Towns died at Macon on Saturday, 15th ipst. THE WALI. STREET FRAUD. The New York Herald draws the following flattering picture of the state of morals among tho upper tens snd fast people of that inter: eating burg: "Quandoncriernleur" says the French proverb, "tout le monde te saure." Th aib-gf, although Bohemian in Its origin, bids fair to bo strictly applicable to the financial circles of our city. When tho members of railway boards nnd banking firms stoop to the coin mission of offences which differ in nothing but their enormity from the vulgar crimes that fill our jails and penitentiaries, it U time for us to scrutinize jealously the company into which wo happen to full. Wall street is so rapidly acquiring the infamous notoriety that formerly Uinrked out as infected localities tho Courde Miracles and Littlo Britain, that it will soon be dangerous for an honest man even to stray accidentally into it. If he does not lose his money there he is almost certain to lose his reputation, for, ns the proverb abovo quoted says, "When the cry of thief is raised, every body takes to his heels." It things go on nt this rate we shall become disciples of Diogenes, nnd seek for honesty in those dreary abodes of misery and reputed vice which have hitherto afforded such fruitful themes to pulling moralists nnd tract distri buting old maids. Talk of the Five Points, Water street, nnd tho Hook ! Why they sink into insignificance beside the hugher rascality and depravity of Wall street. Per haps the exact definition of the moral differ ence thnt exists between them, is that the inhabitants of the former steal a loaf to keep body and soul together, whilst that of the latter unscrupulously plunder n whole com munity the superanuated citizen, the friend less widow, and the unprotected orphan to gratify their luxurious tastes, or, perhaps, their vicious appetites. In the measure of moral guilt there can bo no comparison between the gigantic frauds of the Wall street brigand nnd the petty larceny exploits of tho shirtless, shoeless and vagabond denizen of the Five Points. And therefore it is, we presume, that tho justice of man allows the greater criminal to go unpunished, whilst the comparatively venial orlences of the starving wretch, who is, perhaps, more sinned against than sinning, aro visited with all the discriminating severity of nn impartial code. And what n comfortable and cdifvinrr re flection it is for thoso who have been all their lives struggling, by dint of untiring industry, to raise themselves to the level of what, in New York, is called aristocratic society, but which is in realitj nothing more than vulgar and purse-proud ostentation, to find their il lusions at once dispelled by such astounding lacts as aro daily transpiring in the hnancial world 1 How ngreeablo for the well-meaning hut ambitious class of small minds, of which the Potiphars are inch excellent types, to find that their gods art, niter nil, only made of clay, and that the Iruils ot their toadyism have turned to ashes 1 What a shock it must be to the moral sense of such people to dis cover that they hnve been worshipping nt tho shrines of imposture nnd licking tho dust nt tho feet of idols that turn out to bo nothing but cheats! Evei the blunt perceptions of fllrs. I'otipnar mint feel revolted nt having been associated with hospitalities, the expen ses of which have been defrayed by whole sale speculation, and which havo been brought to an unexpected and disgraceful close by a visit from the Chief of Police. Washington, July 18. The Union announces the receipt of a let ter from Gen. Wm. O. Butler, declining the appointment of the governorship of Nebraska, which had been tendered him by tho Presi dent. Gen. Butler, in his letter, compliments the President, nnd regrets that ho is not a younger man, ns he then should most likely accept the honor. v Wvshington, July 20. Tho House passed the Army bill, with a clnuso nbolishiug military superintendence of armories. The Sennte refused to postpono the homestead bill till December. The Prosident will undoubtedly veto tho Harbor bill. Niw Orleans, July 20. Tho U. S. Mail Steam Ship United States arrived at New Orleans on Thursday, from Aspinwall, bringing advices from San Fran cisco to the 1st inst. Tho accounts from the California mines are favorable. The crops are promising. The land question in San Francisco had not been decided. Considerable excitement prevailed at tho election which took placo on the 15th ult, nndBomo fighting and shooting occurred at the polls. John Taber, Editor of iho Stockton Jour nal, killed Joseph Mansfield, Editor of tho Republican, in n Btrcet fight. Brag's Surveying expedition, which had ar rived nt San Diego, repjrls thnt tho route along the 32d parallel of tho latitude, is prac ticable for a railroad. The Revenue cutter Mnrcy had arrived nt San Frnncisco from Giaymas with thirty threo patriots ns passengers, who had been recently seized nnd Imp'isonod by tho Mexi cans. Nfw York, July 19. A cowhlding nnd revolver encounter oc curred yesterday betwtcn Meagher of tho "Citizen" nnd McMaston of the "Freeman's Journal." The latter sliot the former, slight ly scratching him on the forohend, when Meagher knocked McMastcrs down nnd bont him terribly. Columbus, Ga., July 24. A fire occurred in this city nt two o'clock this morr.ing, which destroyed tho Variety Works, involving a loss of 830,000, rn which we regret to state that thero was no insurance. Tho Palaco Mill, nlso, caught firo in several plnccs, but it was eventually saved, having sustained but trifling injury. New Orleans, July 23. The U. S. Mail Steam Ship Crescent City hns nrrived nt New Orleans from New York via Havana, which latter port sho loft on the 19th inst. The advices from Cuba by this arrival, are unimportant New York, July 20. The Steamship Franklin is a total loss. Her cargo is valued at a million nnd a hnlf. Tho Tribune says, a trcnty has been con cluded for the annexation of tho Sandwich Islands. Washington, July 22. A trcnty of neutrality was concluded nt Washington on Saturday between the United States and Russia. 2f"As many writorshave taken tho trou ble to defino what n wifo ought to bo, we may as well add our idea on the subject to tho general fund. A wifo should bo like roast lninb tender and nicely dressed. Better is the poor that wnlketh in his in tegrity than he that is perversoin his lips nnd Is n fool. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, July 17. The President, it is believed, is not found to be so facile, in regard to some important measures before Congress, as was expected. Some of his friends assume to be authorized to eny that he will veto tho Homestead bill and the River and Harbor bill. The assertion is made by those who are opposed to both. The Senate is slow in coming to a conclu sion upon the Homestead Bill. The original House Bill cannot pass, that is certain. But Mr. Hunter's substitute may be adopted. Mr. Hunter's project has been under discussion to-day. Mr. Clayton's amendment striking out the 6th section, extending the privileges of the bill to aliens, was negatived to-day But it is now proposed to engraft upon tho bill, the chief provisions of Mr. Hunter's sub stitute. The graduation of the price of the public lands, is ono of the features of this project. Mr. Hunter proposes a system of graduation from a dollar and twenty-five cents an ncre, to seventy-five cents. Mr. Bradford of Pennsylvania, moved to substitute for the minimum fifty cents. The course of remark on this subject was very interesting. Mr. Bell's speech was very excellent, showing tho folly and the nnti-Americanism of the whole scheme that able bodied true native Ameri cans looked not to the Government for grants of lands, though it might be proper to make provisions for the indigent insane, for old soldiers nnd seamen, qnd for the families of thoso who may have rendered special services to their country. Bounties and gratuities should be sparingly granted, nnd one not often nsked for under n republican government. To any independent American citizen, the offer of 100 acres of land, upon tho ground that he is a pauper, would be an insult. Americans ask nothing of this government but equality in everything. But certain poli ticians, mistaking American views nnd inter csts, propose to treat the people ns their own peculiar beneficiaries. I will undertake to say that whatever the Homcstuad Bill may effect for alien paupers, no American will ever nccept its benefits. But the Bill is hardly likely to pass in any shape exceptionable to public sentiment, nnd should it so pass, the President ought to veto it, nnd some say to-day, thnt ho has got the stuff to do it, quiet as he keeps it. 07-Tho Louisville Courier states that the Grand Jury of Hardin county has indicted four of the notorious persons who composed the Wnrd jury on a charge of perjury. Tho names of only two could be ascertained, and theso were Mclntiro nnd Eidson. A Philadelphia ditpatch dated the 21st inst., says : "At two o'clock to-day tho thermometer stood at i2. Commodore Gregory adjourn ed the court martial being held at the Navy Yard, in consequence of the intensity of the heat. "At Bethlehem, General Joseph Hillman, n prominent democratic politician, died last night of congestion of the brain. " Tho thermometer is now, nt 10 P. M., at 100 tho wannest day in eight years." We find the following in the Loudon Free Press, of the 25th: Come Back! Oh, ye panic-stricken citi zens of Loudon, return, nnd do not let un godly fears harrass you nny longer! The panic has entirely subsided hero, nnd our citi zens, looking calmly at the comparatively in significant cause there was for the excite ment that prevailed last week havo become disgusted with their fears, and are now busilv engaged in denying that they participated in tho panic I Indeed, it does seem astonishing that si a; deaths, nttended with inoro or less symptoms of cholera, in n population, too, of near n thousand inhabitants, should have pro duced such n profound sensation. But such things will happen sometimes. We have of ten read of armies becoming thus affected. there area thousand nnd one false nnd silly reports circulating through the country. Jiut when the truth comes out that only six deaths accompanied with anything like chole ra symptoms nave occurred in mis piuce, peo ple will be led to exclaim, "behold what a great fire a littlo spark kindlcth !" U. S. District Attorney for New York. John McKeon has received tho appoint. ment of District Attorney for the Southern District of Now York in tho placo of Mr. O'Conner, resigned. The Trihnno says it is n good nppointment in itself; Mr. McKeon, though a strenuous partisan, is a man of emi nent ability and high character. But wo are not aware that he is a great admirer or n zeal ous supporter of Mr. Pierce nnd his behavior since ho has occupied the Presidency. The nppointment is evidently intended to plncnto the Adamantinou; we shall sco how it works. Ex-Senator Clemens. Connected with tho investigation ordered by the House of Representatives into Mr. Clingmnn's chargo of improper influences having boon brought to bear upon members to securo nn exten sion of Colt's pistol patent, the following in-, cident is related by the Washington corres pondent of tho Now York Tribune: Ex-Senator Clemens has addressed n letter to Mr. Fletcher, of Va., saying he is the at torney for Samuel Colt, nnd that ho desires to nppcnr ns witness before tho Committee of the House, nnd that tho examination should be thorough into the influences em ployed to curry through measures of legisla tion. But he hopes the enquiries will bo con fined to Col. Coil's application for the exten sion of his patent, for if they should be mado into tho influences used to carry tho Nebraska bill, it would cause great delay, which might effect Col. Colt's, interest. This allusion to Nebraska is the unkiudest cut of nil. fJTA bachelor, nt the celebration of the Fourth in Fitchburg, gave the following sen timent : "The. Ladies Sweet briars in the gnrden of life." J3f"Tho aeronauts who went up nt Hart ford on the Fourth, say that ns they reached a groat height over tho river, the water be came perfectly pul lucid, nnd thoy could see any object in it, even to the bottom, as dis tinctly as they could look through clear wa tor In a glass. T T.. .... I- . n-nn nlnnnn Tl, Qff Aii'l'V 10 n fgiunt in.vii.iuiii & lie world coulu not cleverly get along without it. Give a young Indy a pair ot Juno sky gloves, a love of a bonnet, and a broast full of hone, nnd she will bo through life as linn. pynsan infunt kitten. For young dimity and lolks generally, hopo is 1110 best thing vet out of shell. If you nre skeptical catch a rn nnd see. The St, Louis papers complain of tho ex treme dullness of business In thnl city. The River and IIakbjr Bill to be Ve toed. Information from Washington renders it probable that Mr. Pierce will not permit the river and harbor bill to become a law, should it pass the Senate, if his veto will arrest it. The bill consists almost entirely of appropriations to finish works which have nlrcady been begun, and which must be fin ished to prevent the nppropriations hitherto made from being a total loss. The Washington correspondent of the N, Y. Times writes ns follows in his letter of tho 12th instant : We havo had to-day nn authoritative de claration of principles of the Administration upon one of the groat political questions of the day. The River aud Harbor Appropria tion Hill was taken up in the House, when Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi, took the floor, and declared it to be the unalterable purpose of the Administration to let its face against any bucIi measure. Mr. Yates, of Illinois, asked him whether ho spoke for himself or tor the Administration, nnd he unequivocally declared that he spoke for the hitter and for the party. Subsequently Mr. Barksdale mov ed uu amendment to the bill, providing that it should not no into cnuct untill it has been approved by the Secretary of Wnr! This is supposed to be nnothcr "indication nf the great principle of popular sovereignty." Not only the President shall possess the power to nullity the will of tho people ns expressed through their representatives, but a cabinet otliecr appointed by the Executive, chosen in no sense by the people nnd not responsible to them must nlso say aye and sign his ap proval, ero appropriation for needed improve ments or great harbor or rivers can be mane! This is a species of "Democracy" which will hardly bo appreciated upon tho lake shores and great rivers ol tlio West. Punch represents Nicholas as nn nss who hns allowed himself to be shut up in a n pound, end all tho European nations, con. spicuous among which is John Bull, standing looking over tho fenco nt him, but no one dares to get inside to put tho bridle on. Turkey has let down one bar, and reaching a hand through hns got hold of his tail, and implores Frauco and England to go nnd take him by the head, but they manifest a most decided disinclination to take hold of tho biting end. A better illustration of "the war" which was going to shake the whole continent of Europe we have never Been. "John Bull" Knocks Under at Last. The Albion, published at New York, nnd nn advocate of English interests, says: Wo must haul down the winner's colors from the Cunard steamship Arabia, and trans fer them to the Baltic, of the Collins line. Tho passago of the latter from Liverpool, which ended at an early hour on Saturday morning last, was performed in four minutes less time than that of tho Arabia, hence to Liverpool, in June of last year, previously the fastest on record. Desertions from the Army. A writer in the New York Journal of Commerce says, out of 8,000 soldiers in the nrmy, it is believ ed that 3,000 deserted last year. What is tho cause of men growing so disgusted with the service? Is it the treatment they receive, or are persons enlisted who nro not fit to be employed on nny public duty I 8-jf" It is claimed that gold has been dis covered in Richmond county, Ohio. A gen tleman fiom the gold district showed tho edi tor of the Sandusky Register some speci mens of the shining ore, lntcly taken out of the gulches near Belleville, which, it is said, have every nppoaranee of being pure gold, nnd it is so pronounced by scientific persons who have examined it. Tho quantities t.tken out nro small $5 worth having beon taken out by two persons in one day. IC7 A dispatch from Washington says that it seems to bo settled that the Home stead Bill will not pnss the Senate. Many Senators originally friendly to the measure, have changed front upon tho feature extend ing the provisions of the bill over aliens, nnd will not only vote against it, but use every other means to defeat its passage. Some wish it to pass, in order to place tho respon sibility on the President, it being understood that he would sign tho bill, notwithstanding his veto of the Miss Dix insane bill. The prevailing sentiment is hostility to tho entire measure ns presented. Tho New Hampshire Legislature, be fore its final ndjournment on tho 15th inst., passed nets to provent fraudulent issues of stock In banks, railroads nnd other companies; making cities and towns liablo for damages dono by mobs nnd riots; nnd empowering married women to make testamentary dispo sition of their estates. tiT" The Washington correspondent of the PhiladelphiaPennsylvanian says ho learns from good authority, that the President will veto tho River nnd. Harbor bill ns it passed tho House. The Pcnnsylvaiiian is in high favor with tho administration, nnd its corres pondent foreshadows, probably, tho determi nation of tho President. The statement that cholera may be prevented by tho exclusive use of rain water is contradicted by tho Madison (In.) Banner, which says: "In Madison, where cistern water has alwnys been used exclusively, until with in the last few years, the cholera has been ns bad ns in nny other place of tho same size in tho country. We havo known many persons to die of cholera, who havo never used nny other than cistern water." 3? Wo loarn from our exchanges that tho French Empress is about to bless her husband nnd tho French people with one of thoso costly favors which hnvo made glad the hearts of the English people annually since the importation of Prince Albert. 7" Wm. Uixby, an employee in the pow- der mill at Spencer, Mass., wns literally torn to pieces by the explosion of the establish ment last Friday. This is the fourth mill of tho kind In the North that hns boen demol ished within fwo months. Sound Advice. Tho Cincinnati Sun thus discoursed!: Disease in fact kills but few. The expenses nnd indiscretions of our own creation do nil the mischief. Theruforo bo cnroful. Neither fill your stomach with too much grog, or to much water. 11 inpo is your passion I keep within n half pound, nnd never ent more than one watermelon nt n sitting. A pound of beef-steak is n good bit for breakfast, and a quart often should be enough for supper. Keep a police overyourself, if you wish to be long in the land of your grandmothers. Tho National Democrat says that tho "only strong thing nhoiit Tammany is its rum, nnd thnt will kill nt sixty ynrds," A Prohibitory law. A State Temper, nnce Convention was held at Murfntesbor ough, in this stato, on the 4th of July, at which resolutions were adopted declaring, nmong other things, "that it would be right before God nnd man that the Legislature of Tennessee should repeal all laws upon the subject of the liquor traffic, and pass a law prohibiting the manufacture and sale of in toxicating liquors except for medical, mechani cal and chemical purposes." Ia the spirit of this declaration, a resolution was ndopted re comnicuding "the friends of temperance and humanity to meet at an early day next spring, say the first Monday in April, being county court day, or earlier if need be, in each county town in this state, and nominate candidates for both branches of the Legislature, who shall be men of character and talents, who wiil pledge themselves to vote for a prohibi tory law, should they be elected." The mem bers of the convention "pledged themselves as Whigs and Democrats to support the pro hibitory candidate offered to their suffrages by the temperance conventions of their re spective counties without reference to his party politics." fci?" Of disunion, the celebrated Fisher Ames once said: "I wish it a part of the cate chism to teach youth thnt it cannot be. Ad Englishman thinks he ran beat two French men. I wish lo hnve every American think tho Union so indissoluble and integral, that the corn would not grow, nor the pot boil, if it should be broken." Matrimonial. The Washington Star of the 15th understands that "Major Wm. H. Polk to-day espouses Miss Lucy Williams, of Warrcnton, N. C. The on dit is that she is a great heiress." I W Susan Ann Hubbard, alias Smith, hns been arrested nt Brooklyn for marrying more men than the law allows. Glad of it. Mrs. "Susan Ann" wanted a little "too much of a good thing." t:W When n young man vninlv boasted in the theatre, and said, "I nm wise for I have conversed with many wise men" Epictetus made answer, "I with many rich men yet law not rich." Fearful Mortality. The Danville Reg ster states that dysentery has been prevail inir to an alarming extent in the neighborhood of Leaksville, N. C, within the past few weeks. In ono family, threo out of five children died of it. In another, its ravages were more fatal still, sweeping off some ten of its members in rapid succession, lu Lcaksville, a lew alk- ths ngo, the cloth lor 25 shrouds were sold in one day. Jn the upper edge of Pittsylva nia, the country hns been scourged with this disease, to nn extent but littlo inferior. Washington, July 22. The Senate nnssed Hunter's substitute for tho Homestead Bill; nlso the Texas Debt Bill, with nn Appropriation of eight nnd a half mil- ions 01 dollars. Despatches from Madrid state that if Nar- vaez and Esnartero join the insurrection, the Queen will be deposed, nnd Cuba sold. Affair of Honor. Doth Satisfied. Two negro men belonging to C. M. Port, of Pick ens county, Aln., between whom a grudge hnd long existed, went out on the bank of a small stream, on the night of tho 25th ult,, where they were found tho next morning, dead. It is believed that tliev killed each other in n fight. Michigan is entitled to tho honor of being tho first State in the Union offering the student from nil portions ol the United States complete courses of collegiate instruction free of charge. The income from her University fund is now about $25,000 per annum, and is increasing. Ample buildings havo been erect- d nt Ann Arborfor the Medical and Litornry Colleges, n town remarkable for its health and cheapness of living. Murder and Lynch Law in Texas. Dr. Linton, formerly surgoon in tho United States Navy, shot two mon at Laredo, Texas, re cently. Ho was subsequently seized by a mob of United States soldiers, and hung on a gallows crcctod upon the public plaza. Lin ton, it is said, was on board tho United States brig Somcrs when young Spencer was hung by Commander McKenzie. The two men who were killed were Achilles Centro, an Italian, nnd band master of the fifth regiment of in fantry, nnd Don Pedro Carera, a Mexican. It is alleged thnt the difficulty grew out of an insult by Linton to the wife of the band mas ter. Linton, in attempting to shoot Contro, killei Cnrern, who was endeavoring to quiet the parties. Centro was killed at the second fire. In New Orleans largo numbers of citizens nre acting upon a recent discovery by a celebrated French physician, (Dr. Burq,) whereby cholera, it is said, rs prevented, by wenring n band of sheet copper three inches wide nnd six inches long around the neck, or -on the arm as bracelets. Dr. Burq has, by investigation, discovered tho fact ' that all workers in copper, &.C., nre always freo from cholera. It is a simple thing, and may bo triod nt little expense. 5f The cravat is the thermometer of character. Show us the man who wears an articlo with a four acre knot full of fire and figure, and we have before us nn institution whoso brains hung entirely on the outside; w hile he w ho supports a neat little tic, the paragon of tasto nnd toggery, Is sure to be a man of sense, parts and popularity, no less than a christian and a great favorito with tho dimity family. T" A correspondent of the Washington National Intolligencur says that the awful dis aster of tho wreck of the steamer Franklin, and many other wrecks whicV have occurred within three years, might have been prevented if the Government had erected a lighthouse on the Moriches beach. This was recom mended by Lieut. Woodhull two years ngo, but nothing was done. The Washington correspondent of the N. Y. Express says: "The appointment of J. McKeon, a Catho lic, was niade chiefly for the purposo of con ciliating the foreign veto for future emergen cies. The Amoriean party, frera present in dications, will be pursued! with unrelenting hostility by this Administration. It will never forgive them for its inglorious defeat In this city nnd Philadelphia. iT Fence posts, steeped in a solution of bluo vitriol ono pound of vitriol to forty pounds of wntor will Inst forever and be protty good after thnt.