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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
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W Office on Main street, next door to the old Jack son HoteL THE TOST. ATHENS, FRIDAY, SEPT. 8, 1834. New Orleans, Aug. 28. There were 187 deaths in thiscity lust week from Yellow Fever, including 100 at the Charity Hospital. The disease is evidently spreading among (he immigrants. Advices from Galveston to the 25th in stant state that the Governor had issued his proclamation for the enrolment of troops. There was considerable Yellow Fever at Gal veston, and the Journal advises strangers to keep away from the city. 3?"Accounts from Washington state that n important correspondence has occurred be tween Secretary Buchanan and the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. Lord Clarendon re-asserts the British Territorial Claims on Central America, founded on the Mosquito protectorate. Mr. Buchanan de nies them in two elaborate notes, and de mands nn unconditional relinquishment of the protectorate. ' It is asserted also that our Government has determined to adopt deci sive measures to obtain the complete evacua tion of Central America, as stipulated by the Clayton and Bulwer Convention. Halifax, N. S., August 30. The British and North American Royal Mail Steam Ship Europa, Capt. Shannon.has arrived at this port from Liverpool, which port she left on the 19th Inst. General Intelligence. Information was re ceived In London by the Submarine Tele graph, just prior to the departure of the En ropa from Liverpool, to the effect that Bo mersund had surrendered to the allied Forces, on the 16th inst., and that 3,000 Russians had been made prisoners. Soldiers of the War of 1812. Judge Sutherland states for the information of the many thousand soldiers and widows and chil dren of the men of the war of 1812 interested in the bounty land bill, that it will be pressed to a consideration in Congress early at its next session. The Judge was at Washington when Congiess adjourned, and says from a conversation had with the Hon. Mr. Church- well, of Tennessee, who reported tlio bounty land bill to the House of Representatives, that he has no doubt that the bill will be taken up soon after the session opens in De cember next. The Judge gives it as his opinion, that the bill will pass if the soldiers and tlio widows and children justly entitled to land from Congress will write to or person, ally call upon euch member In their represen tative districts to vote in favor of the bounty land bill now before Congress. Confidence in One's Self. When a crisis Lefalls you and the emergency requires moral courage and noble manhood to meet it, be equal to the requirements of the moment and rise superior to the obstacles in your path. The universal testimony of men, whose ex perience exactly coincides with yours, fur nishes the consoling reflection that difficulties may be ended by opposition. There is no blessing equal to the possession of a stout heart. The magnitude of the danger needs nothing more than a greater effort than ever at your hands. If you prove recreant in the hour of trial, you are the worst of recreants, and deserve no compassion. Be not dismay ed nor unmanned, when you should be bold and daring, unflinching and resolute. The cloud whose threatening murmurs you hear with fear and dread is pregnant with blessing, and the frown whoso sternness now makes you shudder and tremble, will ere long be succeeded by a smile of bewitching sweet ness and benignity. Then be strong and manly, oppose equal forces to open diflicul. ties; keep a still upper lip; and trust in Provi dence. ISP" The Providence Journal thinks that tlio annexation of Canada to the United States is growing more and more probable, and adds: "If it ever takes place, it will be done with out war, without purchase, and by the free consent of all the parties in Interest, and for the benefit 0r all. The people of Canada Have made ami nro making groat strides in TPTf-r ny are a hardv, enterprising, and ntelligei.t people, accustomed to free institutions, and accustomed to regard the United Slates with admiration, tempered, in deed, with envy, but still genuine and sincere. If any more annexation is to be made in a southerly direction, tlio North will demand a bnlanco beyond the lakes, and if it can bo obtained peaceably, tlio demand cannot bo ro. JUWU. i-fT The St, Louis Republican of the 16lh tost says there has not been a night within the last week when the dagger has not drank tta blood of its victim. The police office for sovcrol nights past has been the recpptuolo of Heading men who had tho knife put to them. The dens of iniquity in the city bad enough undo; ordinary circumstances have recently been stirred up by the worst passions, and the streets every night are Infested with bands of reckless men in pursuit of difficulties, armed to the toeth and eager for an affray. IrlTThe sum of 997,975 is annually paid tot rent of buildings to accommodate the public officers for whom titers Is no room in the Department Buildings. This is equal to tho interest on $460,000, FOREIGN NEWS. Madrid, Aug. 11. The Junta Malago and Thernida refuses to recognize the new Government. The forts Tyree and Nottick at island Aland have been taken, one by the French and the other by the English. Loss of the allies was small. Vienna, Aug. 16. It is reported that Gortsohukoff notified the Austrian Government that as long as the Turks were in Wallachia the Russians would retain certain points in the principalities. Austria has given up the intention of propos ing to the Germ nic diet to put the Federal army on war footing. The Paris Moniteur announces thnt on the 7th and 8th of August the French expedition force landed on island Aland, at the North fortress Bomarsund at the same time the English and French Marines landed at the South, and effected a disembarkation, covered by the war steamers, without a man getting his foot wet. They then erected batteries, while the Russians destroyed theirs and fell back on the main fortress. On the 15th the French curried a redoubt of 8 guns without losing a man. Another account says a strong fort was taken after several hours' fighting. The bombardment of the main fortress commenced on the 16th. A report in the English papers says the inhabitants had risen against Russia, and it was proclaimed by ordet of the French Ad miral from the pulpits. Russia's sway over the island hns ceased. The aspect of affairs on the Danube is unchanged. The Russian's continue to fortify all strategic points. The "London News" correspondent says the British troops are camped in a Monoatry near Devna and are decimated with tho ma lignant cholera They are totally destitute of medicine, and are famishing for lack of food. The Times correspondent corrobo rates the above. Puskiewitch returned from Moscow on the 13th, and will again take command of the southern army. Constantinople letters say that the expe dition against Crimea is still progressing. The embarkation is deferred on account of the cholera. No important news is expected from the East before the first week in Sep tember. It is reported that Admiral Lyons bombarded Owapa 24 hours result not known. The Sultan's daughter Falina was married to Pedschid, Pacha's son, on the 10th. The Russian fleet came out of Sebastopol nnH urna Siinn off OHaonr Hut turnl safely. An offensive and uefonsive alliance has been concluded between the Porte und Schamyl terms not transpired it is said that Schamyl insisted that the Porte should recognize the independence of Circussio. He in return offers the assistance of 60,000 mountaineers. It is teported that Schamyl gained a great victory over the Russians. The Emperor of Morocco has announced his intention to present the Sultan with thirty millions piasters and 12,000 troops annually while the war lasts. Parliament hns been prorogued. The Egyptian tribute was open at Paris. London, six per cents taken at 2 to 5 per cent premium. The U. S. sloop Mari on left Cambric on July 27th for Cape De Verde. - Accounts of the potatoe disease in North Ireland ore more discouraging it is spreading but not rapidly. The cholera is prevailing with consideiable severity at Bel fast. A Church Garrisoned. It is a strango era in the history of Christianity in Pittsburg, when a church is garrisoned by a police force, its iron door double locked, and a policeman placed outside as n sentinel; yet such was the case on Saturday last at the first Baptist Church on Grand-street, corner of Third; and the church had got into such bad odor at least among the godless outsiders that a policeman required a bond und indemnity in thousands of dollars before he would venture his valuable person across the threshold! The difficulty between the congregation, or a por tion of it, is as to the continuance of Rev. Samuel Williams as pastor. The congrega tion on Saturday had possession, and were determined to prevent Mr. W, from preaching there on the Sabbath, as had been announced. On Sunday morning the Trustees were re fused admission to the church, which was opened in the afternoon to the congregation, when Rev. Mr. Taylor preached. The Execution of Weioart. On Sutur- day last, Weigsrt, found guilty of the murder of Gushing, in tho city of Lexington, KyM during the lust winter, suffered the extreme penalty of tho law. It is said the unfortunate man manifested, whon the sentence was about being fulfilled, considerable trepidity, and af ter the noose hud been adjusted, he jumped from the platform, thus actually hanging himself. An immense crowd was present The murder, it will be remembered, was com mitted in a fit of passion. Cushing was a clerk in a store, when -Mrs. Weigart entered, and mistaken her for a female of his acquain tance, ho stepped up to her and patted htr on the shoulder. Instantly discovering his mis. take, he made an humble apology. Mrs. W. however, greatly offended, went home, and told her husband, who armed himsolf and started in search of Cushing, found him, and shot him dead on the spot. t-ff Never attempt to drive religion or virtue into men. If they wont take the In stitulion in the regular way, depend upon it that it will do them no more good than to preach metaphysics to a cooking-stove or plain clothes to girl who goos In for the fashions. f-y Newspapers are life-preservers that roscuo those who would otherwise sink Into oblivion, especially politicians. NEBRASKA TERRITORY. We copy the following notice of Nebraska from the "Nebraska Palladium," paper re cently commenced at Bellview: "That portion of Nebraska in which the Indian titles have been extinguished, and is now open for settlement, is equal in extent to the six New England States and situated im mediately west of the States of Iowa, Mis souri, and the Territory of Minnesota; having a front of five hundred miles on tho Missouri, river, and divided by the great Nebraska, which has its source in the South Pass of the Rocky Mountains, and, flowing east, dis charges its waters into the Missouri at 41 deg. 13 sec. N. L It is a large and bold stream, from halt-a-mile to a mile in width; has a strong current, smooth sandy bed, substantial banks, free from snags and rocks, and affords at all seasons of the year a sufficiency of water for light-draught steamers, for a distance of from live hundred to one thousand miles. According to the statement of experienced navigators on the Upper Missouri, the Nebras ka is now a much better stream for navigation than the Missouri was twenty five years ago. Within that time, both of these mighty rivers have undergone remarkable changes, which are highly favorable to commercial purposes. Their waters have concentrated into narrower and deeper channels, and the change is still progressing, and will continue to increase with the increase of commerce, until navigation will be easy, safe, and consequently cheap. In addition to the commercial facilities afford ed by these magnificent rivers, there are nu merous others of less magnitude suitable for keel boats, fiats, rafts, etc., dividing the coun try in various directions, in such a way as to bring their advantages within convenient dis t ince. "The face of the country presents a rich variety ol plateaus and gentle undulations, extending in every direction as far as the eye can reach, Doing sulliciuntly rolling to pro mote draimige, with a vast number of small Streams of clear pure water running in all di. rections, and affording a better supply for tho purposes of life than can be found in any oth er part ot the Mississippi valley. llicse streams are all made from springs of the pu rest and best water, and in many neighbor hoods are so numerous that euch farm of 160 acres muy have one or more of them suffi ciently large to supply all the wants of a densely populated country. 1 he temperature ot the water is very low, and generally tree from all mineral impregnations, except a small portion of lime. Occasionally may be seen a sulphur or chalybeate spring, winch is sup posed to contain medical virtues equal to the waters at those fashionable resorts in the Eastern States. In the immediate vicinity of Bellview may be seen several of superior quality, and so located as to offer as strong inducements to the lover of beautiful scenery, the fashionable, the gay, or the invalid, as any unimproved place to be lound in the vast vai ley of the Great West. The soil is a rich, deep, vegetable loam, strongly impregnated with the carbonate of lime, and enough ot the carbonate ot iron to give it a dark brown color, and is from three tn tn foot doup, with wivt aiibaotl, under laid with a red granular clay from fifty to one hundred feet thick. This soil is not inferior for the production of all the grains peculiar to this latitude roots, vines, and other vege tables to any upon the face of the earth, This has been established by experience in all parts of the Territory; but to the keen eyed farmer, who understands the capacity of the different soils, it is only necessary to see it in order to appreciate its superiority. "1 he timber consists chiefly of cotton- wood, oak, hickory, walnut, und ash. Each of these species of timber has several varie. ties. The cottonwood grows to a large size, and from eighty to one hundred feet in height. Timber is found along the margins of all the large and most of the small streams which penetrate the whole country. Though there is not an abundance of timber, there is suffi cient to supply a large population. Cedar is found in various parts of the Territory, and will yet become an important article in the future commerce of Nebraska. As a whole, the country might be thought by those com ing from thickly timbered regions to have a scarcity, but when we reflect upon the Inte improvements in fencing,, warming houses, and other purposes to which timber is applied, und the facility with which it can be raised, we have reason to believo that the settlement of the country will not bu materially retarded by Us scarcity." jgr""Never be ashamed of confessing your ignorance; for the wisest man upon earth, is iirnormit of many things, inasmuch as that what he knows is a mere nothing in compar ison with what ho does not know. There cannot be a greater folly in the world, than to suppose we know everything. Even nn editor doesn't know everything. . jHgf It appears from the last English cen sus that on the day of taking of the census, there were 66,669 foreigners resident in Great Britain, half of whom were In London. In the former were included over 1000 Rus sians. According to tlio United States cen sus, there were at the date of the taking of the Inst census, resident In Massachusetts, 160,909 porsons of foreign birth, and in the United States, 2,210,839. Of the Inttor num. ber, 1,4)4 were born in Russia. Mourning for Benton. The downfall of old Benton, says the Richmond Dispatch, has given groat distress to the free soilers and abolitionists. They mourn over him with a more bitter lamentation than did David over Jonathan. Ho was their chief hope and their main stay in the future regressions which have been planned against fhe South. Desti tute of the norve to curry out their wicked purposes, they uniformly ehose a Southern man for their lender, and consider it glory enough lo march to battle at his coat tail. But Benton is dead, slain on his own dung hill, and will soon be in a state of decompo sition. The groans of the mourners are sweet music to our souls. ' Treasure Found. While some work, men, in the employ of Geoage Gibson, con. tractor, were removing some earth at Harlem, New York, on land belonging formerly to Samuel Benson, deceased, they come to a box of Spanish dollars, which contained some two or three thousand, which was deposited there during the revolutionary war by Mr, B., but could not be found on the restoration of peace. 3Fortune's favorite the man w ho an- gcrs a red-headed woman without getting his cranium Injured, JOHN N. TUCKER A WARNING. "Oh, that men shold put an enemy is their months, To steal away their brains." The subject of this sketch, says the Utica Telegraph, is now incarcerated In the city jail of Brooklyn, waiting his trial for murder the murder of his own child with razor- Trie same dispatch which details these par ticulars also chronicles the narrow escape of his wife, at the same time, from the asms in. struroent, and leaves little doubt that this was the result of delirium tremens ! We knew John N. Tucker first as a reputed cler gyman then as editor of the Syracuse Star afterwards as assistantant editor of a Troy paper, during which time he attained the honorable post of CK-rk sf the Senate of this State and finally as editor of the Brooklyn Daily Advertiser. In aA. these capacities, he exhibited a profundity of talents (particular ly of a literary character,) rarely excelled by editors of the present day, and his pen was as versatile in style as it was prolifiio in pro. duction. The columns of the Syracuse Star especially teemed with his glowing fictions, and the tables of literary depots largely dis pensed his graphic sketches and life pictures. But the demon rum was pursuing him at the same time, and he roamed from city to city to escape his old associates, and accom plish his purposes of reformation. But his liberal and impulsive nature here gathered around the same social and hilarious elements he left at Syracuse, and after brief and fitful seasons of returning judgment and sobrioty, he sunk to this awful depth of demented genius the victim ot delirium tremens, and the slayer of his own child. It is a common failing of the brightest minds to rush into the vertex of social enjoy. mont, relying upon their superior gifts or intellects to extricate them from its destruc tive influence. But how scarcely do their "good Angels"come to their rescue. Indeed, in such cases, many of the best elements of human nature and human learning frequently conspire to accelerate their downfall. Their sparkling wit their stores of literary gems their attractive colloquial powers, and the temporarily inspiring qualities of alcoholic drinks, make them the more desirable and ready victims of inebriation, until habit be comes second nature, and what was first merely a voluntary, generous and valuable exhilaration becomes a necessary recuperative of its stupefactions, until genius, no more than ignorance is proof against its persua sions and its devastations. 1 We would not undervalno the gifts of so duty, nor radically innovate the rights of its mnmbura. But we would hold that man as worse than "the brutes that perish," who would aid to drag down a friend from a high position of social excellence to the lowest depth of dementia. We would not debar temperate citizens from those indigencies which "cheer but not inebriate," but we would visit them with the utmost penalty of the law, those who, seeing a confiding, gen' erous soul already on the brink of ruin, selfishly lure him to their side, and remorse lessly hurl him from the precipice. Yet such has been- the life, and alas! such has be come the fate of poor Tucker I A Know Nothing Paper. We have re ceived the prospectus of "The American Or gan," a daily and weekly paper to be publish ed in Washington City, by an association of Native Americans. We annex the following extract from its prospectus: . "A new era is at hand; an era which will be characterized, in the future history of these States, as the era of patriotism ! Throughout the length and breadth of this great und glo rious Union, the masses of the American peo ple have spontaneously nnd simultaneously started the inquiry, "Are not Americans capu ble of governing their country ?" This inquiry is as universal as it is natural and pertinent. The response is being given in the thousands of associations springing up in all portions of the United States, and resting on the single basis, that the native born citizens of this Union, have the capacity and tho will to ad minister their own government, to protect the rights which they have inherited, and to per petuate tho freedom and independence of their native land I "Shall we trnce the causes of this sponta neous nnd universal uprising of the masses of our countrymen ? The evils incident to tho indiscriminate immigration of foreigners into our country the consequences of permitting such immigrants to enjoy the riirht of Buffrnire and the degrading effect of elevating for eigners to posts oi Honor and trust under our government; nil these have' been seen and known to our people for years past, nnd yet until now, with few exceptions, the American people have seemed to be blind to the pro gress of foreign ism in the land. We need not, on the occasion or presenting this circu lar prospectus to the country, assicrn the causes for this sudden and general manifes tation of tho purpose of the American people to take the reigns of government into their own hands, it is sufficient, for the object we have now in view, to state tho undeniable and obvious fact, that such purpose exists." An Incendiat Burns'; to Death bt his Own Act. Tho jail in St. Joseph county, Michigan, at Centroville, was burned on Sun day night last, and one of four prisoners con lined it, and who, while it was burning con fessed to having set it on firt', perished in the flumes. The jailor, In the confusion, lost the keys, and before the man could reached by chopping through the logs of which the jail was constructed, he was douu. "Mr. Brown you said tho defendant was honest and intelligent What nmkes you think sol Are you acquainted with him f" . "No, sii, I never seen him." "Why then do you come to such a con- conclusion 1" ' "'Cause he takes ten newspapers, and al ways pays for them in advance." , Verdict for plaintiff. " If I'm not home from the purty to-night at ten o clock, said a husband to his better half, "don't wait for me." "That I won't,'' said the lady, significantly; "I wont wait, but I'll corns for you." He relurnod it ten pre cisely. LIFE ON THE SIDEWALK. Mr, Foster, author of New York in slices and other similar works, In his last produc tion, "Fifteen minutes around New York," makes the following reflections, a propos of Tayloi's great ice-creamery in New York : This gigantic establishment, where we are, is but an exhalation from the hollowness, hypocricy, and insincerity, of the times. We live on the sidewalk; we dine, dress, talk and make society public; we marry for monev, and live for appearence. Our shops have all their goods in the street window; women are made of cotton, and the ideas that should enrich their brains are developed in flaunting finery upon their bonnets. Even our splen did hotels ond public houses are veneered with marble and stuffed with old brick bats their magnificence is only skin deep. The parlors are pulaticul, whilst the bedrooms would disgrace a country tavern. Our steam boat builders spend a hundred thousand dol lars in nseless flummery and gaudy uphol stery, and save two dollars a month by em ploying an ignoramus or a drunkard for en gineer, whohlows the whole concern to the devil on the first fair opportunity. Our newspapers cut each other's throats, and spend thousands, in printing the largest sheets, and getting the earliest intelligence by telegraph, of events which would be deemed utterly insignificant, had they trans pired under their own noses and even onr churches exhaust the purses of their congre gations in building spacious edifices and fur nishing them extravagantly, while hundreds ot miserable, Uod and man forsaken wretch es, swelter In vice and filth and starve and rot, around their very walls. Ostentation. and beartlessness are the vices of the day and their worst feature is, that whilst they make so many wretched, they do not confer either dignity or happiness upon their owners. A little taste, a little aspiration for refinement and a little genuine human nature, would be a million times better than this universal hu man crystal palace into which the world is arranging itself. Brevity in Prayer. An instance of the efficacy of short prayer is related in connec tion with the history or Wyoming Valley. An American who had strayed into the woods beyond the protection of the fort was Bur prised by a body ot Indians who had been living in ambush. A savage yell and a foot race resulted. In his flight, tho Amerieun discovered an aged man upon his knees, pray ing for protection from the savage foe, and in passing near cried out : , '-Old feller, youd better make thatd d short if you want to save your scalp I" 1 he old man pro li ted by the suggestion by immediately pronouncing the 'amen, then jumping up, seized the extended hand of his young friend, by which means they both barely escaped the tomahawk. e How to Avert the Attacks of Musqui- tof.s. An old pilot on the Ohio river says : "Never kill or drive off a 'skeeter, let him have his fill; expose your body so ns to get bitten all uver, after which no. 'skeeter will bite you; for a 'skeeter was never known to place his sucker in the same place that one has been in before him, even if it were fifty years ago." We cannot vouch for the above remedy against the annoying attacks of Musquitoes, but our readors can try it. J3"BA story has been circulated in Liver. pool, and has been repeated in Cork nnd Limerick with ninny additions, to the effect that the United States will give 160 acres of land to the chief of every family arriving at the porta of New York and Boston." This is founded on the Nebraska bill.no doubt. The effect will be astounding; every man who can raise, borrow or beg three pounds sterling, will embnrk for the United States. When this "half told tale" reaches Antwerp, Bremen and Amsterdam, it will greatly increaso.tho emigration. These emigrants have no idea of the distance of Nebraska from the Atluntic shore, and the runners take good care not to say anything about it." 3 A young Dutch widow, residing at Croton, Westchester county, Now York, whose husband died of the cholera about three woeks since, cast off her habilimonts of mourning one evening last week and put dn tho bridal dress, and was led to the altar by young Dutchman, who had becomo tired ot life of single blessedness. This is what we call " hurrying up the cakes." a-2 "Rn vnn urn irninn- to OUnlifv the S-xy J D o 1 Governor?" said Mrs. Partington, as she reached over the railing in the Senate cham ber, nnd addressed tho member who sat near est to her. Us assented. ' VVhII ." said khe. with a nrofound look at the Bonnlngton drum nnd gun, "I think it ivnulsl imvalmmi a irnnH deal better if vou had seen he was qualified utorehand." There was a wisdom equal to four of Webster's comprehensive Dictionaries in her look as she said this. Cost per Mile of several Important Railroads. Western, (Mass.) $04,250; Bos ton nnd Worcester, $70,231; New York and New Haven, 881,614; New Haven and Hart ford, $54,355; New York Central, $67,181; Hudson River, $81,812: Camden nnd Amboy, $66,576; Pennsylvania Central, $54,400; Bu timore nnd Ohio, Ms 1,21m; niiehgnn Cen tral, $35,657; Cincinnati, Hamilton nnd Day ton, $44,327; Little Miami, $13,359; Michi gan, Southern nnd Norinorn inunina unit Rond, $23,500; Cleveland and Toledo, $25,- 000. tjEr" The Chief of the London City Police, who says he has fivo-und-thirty policemen sick every day with Diarrhoea, prescribes the fol lowing remedy for cholera, which he used in 1848-49, and which experience has approved: "For an adult fhe remedy is ns follows, nnd should be had recourse to Immediately on the surpervention of the attack: 30 drops of laudanum and 60 drops of the common sul phurio ether, with a smnll quantity of pepper mint water. Half of the above quantity must be taken every four hours until the purging has ceased. The ether and laudanum should not bo mixed until required for use, but should be kept in bottles with round glass stoppers. .v ' . New York, August 39. A destructive fire has occurred at Milwau- kie, involving a loss of $1,000,000. i. f3fWhy Is a muff like a silly gentleman! Booaussit holds a lady's hands without squeezidg cm. ROADSIDE CONFAB. : 'And so, 'Squire, you don't tuko your coun ty paper V 'No, major. I get the city paper on much better terms, and so I take a couple of them.' 'But, 'Squire, those county papers prove a great convenience to us. The more we en courage them Um) better their editors can make them.' 'Why, I don't know any conveniences they oTsfto me.' 'The farm you sold last full was advertised in one of them, and you thereby obtained a customer. Did you not? 'Very true, major, but I paid three dollars for it,' 'And made much more than three dollars by it. Now, if yournaigliWs had not main tained that press and kept it ready for your use, you would have been -without the means of advertising your form. I saw a notice of your daughter's marriage in one of those papers, did that cost anything V 'No, but' 'And your brother's death was published with a long obituary notice. 'Yes, yes, but ' 'And the destruction of your neighbor Briggs' house by fire. Ycu know these things were exaggerated till the authen tio accounts of our newspapers set them right r Oh, true, but ' v ... . , 'And when your cousin Splash was out for the legislature you appeared much gruti. fied at his newspaper defence, which cost him nothing.' Yes, yes, but those things are news for the , readers. They cause people to take papers.' 'No, no, 'Squire Grudge; not if all are like you. Now, 1 tell you, the day will come when some one will write a very long eulogy on your life, and the printer will put it in type, with a heavy black lino over it, and with all your riches this will be done for you as a grave is given to a pauper. Your wealth liberality, and such things will be spoken of, but Die printer's boy, as he spells the words in arranging the types to these sayings, will remark of you, tPoor mean devil, he is even sponging for an obituary !' Good morning 'Squire.' ;. : - Not a Man of them will be Elected. The New York True Democrat, a strong Democratic newspaper, notes the erasure of Catholics and foreign names from four thoa sand of the eleven thousand tickets polled at St. Lonls, a ordor to y llt "There will be from eight lo ten thousand tickets scratched at the polls in New York city at the coming election. 1 hat is, ten thousand voters, of all denominations, will scratch from that number of ballots of nil denominations, the name of every nominee not born In this country. There will not bo a single person elected who was born in Ireland, no matter who may Dominate him, or tinder what pre tence he may have succeeded in placing his name -before the public. And every man be sides, will bo signally defeated, tor whom the Catholic Church openly or secretly lends its influence. A Capital Hit. The Clarkesville (Tenn.) Chronicle, in a capital article on the "Bun combe and Humbug" recently played off by Gov. Johnson and Judge Peppor, of this State, in their "Shovel and Coat" correspond. ence, thus happily hits them off: "The whole tone nnd tendency of the cor respondence is mischievous. It is false in its assumptions, pernicious in its moral and po litical teachings, and we fear, hypocritical in its professions. Does any one believe that Governor Johnson would cheerfully go back to his trade, if necessary, nnd would work for a support? The thing is absurd, and the secret of his exultation is, not that he was once tho companion of a goose, but that ho is a divorced gander; and so long ns he can fill his craw at the public crib, he'd scorn to crop cabbage with tho flock he so long ago abandoned." The" Founder of Mormonism The Snn. dusky (O.) Mirror notices the rejoctiofi by Thurlow Woed of the job of printing the Mormon Bible many years ago, which was published in the Tribune, and says: u'Plio vorllnl.lt. Tno Smith, t lm Mnrmnn prophet, about thirty years ago loufed about the taverns on tno Qusqucnnnna, near tne Great Rend. He courted the daughter of n resnecttible farmer named Hall, but the old man forbid him his house. He took advan tage one Sunday of the nbsenco of the old man at church, took a yoke of oxen nnd wag- nn tri oirl'a lifdrlinfr. Iniutftd thpm all UD and put off, got married and then cheated his father-in-law. It was near Groat Bend, on lha Num Vnrk aiilii of tfin rivpr. that Jon nre. tendod to find his revolution on stone I Ve were then a pnotor devil, and curried a one hit rat a itifi il from Muntraal to Grout Bend. and well remember of houiug frequently of the prnuks of 'Lnzy Joe.'" t3f The capital employed In the milk trade of New York is estimated at 8 1 ,600,000; nnd it is affirmed that no less than $3,000,000 per annum nre expended to purchase an arti cle totally unfit for use. This, on being ann. Ivzed. has been found to contain tho diseased secretion of the swill and slop-fed for cows penned up in tho milk stables of the city. magnosia and suit to disguise its blueness, itulo ecus, flour, molassos and burnt sugar, to supply the desideratum of a creamy and yel low color. VST Somo men nre like cats, yon may stroke the fur the right way for years talk and wnto to plouse them, and you will hoar nothing but purring; but accideutly tread on their tail say something that comes in con tact with their faith, prejudices or Interests, tod what scratching and clawing there will be. . t3X Courars in attacking diflicultics, pa. a - - tient concentration of the attention, persever ance through failures, these are characteristics which after-life specially requires; and these are characteristics which this system of mak ing the mind work for its food specially produces. FATHER LANGLEY'S OPINION OF MEN AND WOMEN NOW-A-DAYS. ' Failed, has he? I wonder they don't all fail. . For what with the extravagance and good-for-nothlngness of the men and women now-adays, where is it all to end? Call themselves "Sons of Pilgrims" to-day, dot they? I wish to mercy their fathers could see them. They were the true grit real "hearts of oak" but those popinjays ere nothing in the world but veneering I When I was a boy, it nsed to be the fashion for boys to be apprentices till they learnt their trade; but now they are all bosses! There aint no boys now-a-days. Tbcy sot up for themselves as soon as they are weaned- know a mighty sight more than their fathers of grandfathers you can't tell them anything they know it all, Their fathers sweated and tugged in a cornfield, at the tall of a plow, or else over an anvil, but they cant do it! They are far too grand io dirty their fingers. They must wear fine cloth, and shirt collars op to their ears be made into lawyers, lenrn doctoring, set themselves up ns preachers, telling us t?e ought to do this or thnt; or else get behind a counter to mensuro off rib bon and tape. Smart work for two-fisted men. Men, did I say? They aint mor'n half men.- If we go on at this ruto the race will run out by another generation we shunt have nothing left but a mixture of coxcomb and monkey! Tho women, too, are no bet ter it is just even! They are brought up good for nothing under the sun but to put in n buffet! : When I was a boy it wasn't so. The spinning wheel stood in the kitchen, and the dyetub in the corner. They were put to work as soon as they could walk ; they didn't have no nursery maid to run after them; their mother's wnrn't ashamed of thoir own babies. They could sow on a patch, and rock the cradle besides. The gals were good for something in those times; they could spin nnd weave wool nnd linen, linsey wool scy, red nnd blue, nnd wear it too, after it was done. They could eat bean porridge with a pcwl ter spoon, nnd they were enough sight hnp pier and better suited than the gals nre bow, with their silk gowns, tho French messes and silver forks, yawning and moping about, Bil ly, pale-faced things, with nothing to do. Set them to work. ' Set them to work ! Put them at it early. Idleness is the devil's fore man; and no chain is so strong as the iron chain of habit. Watts was nobody's fool, t can toll you. He knew what's what. Folks don't stand still here in this world ; they.nro going one way or t'other. If thoy nint draw ing the sled up hill they'll be sliding down. Adam was a farmer, and Eve hadn't no Irish gal to wait upon her. What do these popln jays say to this? Ashamed of tho old folks, I'll warrant. Adam wasn't nobody Eve wasn't nobody. They knew it all. French Railways. A foreign correspond dent of the Savannah Republican speaks as follows of the railways In France : "It would be nn injustice to Franco, did I not make some montion of her railroads. Without exception thoy are the best I have ever seen, nnd ap proach ns nenr to perfection as anything I can conceive. Though few in number, compared with those of even younger nnd smaller coun tries, thoy surpass them in completeness, solidity, strength and beauty of structure The masonry upon them is most porfoct Nothing can Burpass it In strength and beau ty. The bridges over the roads are all of stono, arched. The viaducts over tho valleys, the tunnels under mountains, the walls upon the sides of deep cuts, nro nil of solid mason ry. This is the less to be wondered at, inns- much as tho work, though done at the ex pense of private companies, is superintended by the engineers of a government which per. mits nothing to be half done. The Govern ment will not allow a road to commonce bu siness until its own engineers have examined and accepted the road. We were especially struck with the splendid workmanship upon a tunnel through which we passed before reaching Dijon. It is nearly three miles in length. No ray of light penetrates it, excopt what streams, for a short distance, through the entrances. Our railway contractors and builders might gain much valuublo informa tion by a careful inspection of tho roads, and tho railway system of France. The banks at the sides of tho road nro sodded, and their beautiful green is a pleasant sight to the eyo when tho surrounding scenery Is shut out.- The line of the roads is covered with broken stone so that there was no dust to annoy ns, although there has been no rain for somo days previous. You must not think my Ian guage too strong, for I enn assure you that the roads in France deserve all nnd more thnn nil, that I have written." tf" The New York Journal of Coimnerco publishes tho following extract of a letter, dated Paris, August 7th: rtnaincss is very bad in thiscitv. The war hns affected manufactures, large stocks of which from England, Germany nnd Frnnce, will be sent to the United States, and forced off for cash this full. I think we may look for a large import, and consequently a closo money market throughout the winter." Irish Wit. An Irish boy, who was trying hard to got a pluce, denied that ho was Irish, "1 don't know what you mean by not being an Irishman," said tho gentleman who was about hiring him, "but this I know, you wero born In Ireland." "Och, your honor, if that's all," snid the boy, "small blamo to thnt, sup. poso your old cat should havo kittens in the oven, would they be loaves of breadT" The boy got the place. Enclosino the TiuckvThi Philadolplili, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad Compa ny, it Is stated, nre actively engaged in col lecting materials along the lino of their rosd, preparatory to enclosing the same with a substantial fence.