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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TEM... FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1854.
VOL VI.-NO. 311.
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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.

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