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Nu eommunletion ln.erted unleen accompanied by the nme of the author. .... ffT Office ou Main itreet, next door lo the old Jack ton Hotel. THE POST. ATIir.JVK, lltlHtVi SEPT. 14, 1851. New York, September 6. Vermont held her State elation yesterday, and elected the entire Anii-Nebrnska ticket. Judge Royce, n Maine Law Free-Soil Whig was elected Governor by 13,000 majority, in tiie place of John S. Robinson, Democrat. The Legislature and three members of Con gress elected are Whigs. A Whig Freo-Sotl United States Senator will, therefore, proba bly bo elected to fill the existing vacancy. New York, September G. The soft section of the Democracy of thin State held its State Cunvc:.tion to-day at . Syracuse. Great excitement was occasioned by Governor Seymour having peremptorily declined to accept the nomination as Governor. Newark, N. J., September 4. A serious riot occurred in this city to-day between the Protestants and Catholics, dur. ing which a number of persons were shot, and the Catholic Churches sacked. Galveston, Texas, Sept. 1. The yellow fever in this city is umtbuled. It is, also, prevailing at Houston. f3F" A dispatch,d;ited Lebanon, N. II., the 4 th inst, says : "A riot occurred hero yester dsy and Inst night, in Sen-street, between the Native Americans and the Irish which raged quite fiercely for some time. The police were assaulted whilst attempting to discharge their duty and quel I the mob. Some fifty persons were arrcstud, and the rioters finally dispers ed. .Several perseus were more or less in jureil, but nono killed. "A riot, chiefly against the Irish, also oc curred yestprday nt Somcrville. About 251,' persons in all wore engaged in it. A number of the belligerents were wounded, and many of the participants finally arrested." New Yotik, September 4. Politics, like miiory, makes strange-bed fellows. The Hard Shell Democrats of this State having strained all their energies to elect General Pierce President, were rewarded by seeing theit old enemy, Mr. Marry, called to the State Department, and nearly all the lucrative offices filled by Frecsoilcrs. This was their grievance, number one. Hy some strange fatality Judge Bronson was, after the most urgent appeals, nude to accept the Col. lectnrsliip of this port. He made his subor dinate appointments, like one disposed to act and think for himself. He neglected l'io Free oilers. They appealed to the rulers in Washington. Their appeal was listened to and granted. Judge lironson was command ed to rescind his former action, and give the Frecsoilcrs no cause for complaint. With an honorable indignation very rare in tlicic dnysi lie refused to be mado the broker of the Ad ministration spoils, operating for a mercenary union of the two fictions, and bargaining for Administration support. Jitdo Dronson was removed, and the Hards and Softs were divid ed by au impassable gulf. This was grievance number two. The Hards gird up their strength for a atcrn conflict, though their enemies had pos session of the fortress for which they were striving. They nominate for the highest oflice in the State, the man who was to hnve been sacrificed for his stubborn refusal to de crt them. Their party grows in public favor, and draws around it men who cling to the skirts of no sect or party. The Softs begin to count their strength, and look for their ehnmpinn. The one makes a sorry show, the other is no where to be found. With a shame loss treneon, unparalleled in political knavery they serinnsly diseass the propriety of going over to the Hards to the support of Dronson. Common Schools.- In an oration at Wil liams College, Mass., Hon. Edward Everett fnce said: "I would rather occupy the bleakest nook of t' mountain that towers above us, with the wild woir and the rattlesnake for mv neighbors, with a village school we'l kept, t the bottom of the hill, than dwell in a paradise of fertility, if 1 must bring up my children in lory, pampered sell-sulhoient ig Itorancc." ' F" The final result of the election in llisannri is now known, Ou joint ballot iu the Legislature the Wtiigs will have 02, the Democrats 61, and the Denton party 39. The Whigs have a plurality over tlio Democrats in the House and the Democrat have a plu. rality over the Whigs in tlio Senate, conse quently the Senatorial election cannot take place at all without the oonsunt of both these parties. r??"The following is a list of nil the Suites yet to vote this fall, and tlio time of holding (heir elections : "Pennsylvania, October 10; Ohio, Octolier 19; Indiana, October 10; MnsnschusotU, No. vcmber J 3; New York, Novemlter 7; New. Jersey, November 7; Illinois, November 7; Michffrnn, November 7; Wisconsin, Novem ber 7." JrTT An editor in Illinois jives notieu that "there w ill be no paier this week," as his witv is waio Iho seiswors to hair sole Ids CBSs'mtcres with.' Demessio.i of Rail Road Securities. The New York Courier expresses the opinion that the present extraordinary depressipn in railroad securities is notattribuUible either to nny political crisis or insecurity, to a general depression of trade or reduction of tariff, nor yet to a pressure in the money market, though the hitter cause has operated to some extent The true explanation lies mainly in tlio fact of .1 want of confidence in the perfectly horn est management of Railroad corporations. The recently developed frauds; exciting the fear of contingent losses, and the dissimula tion which has been too often practiced in making inexplicit and imperfect reports, that have been confided in for a time only to end in tiie disclosure of liabilities before unknown or nnhcnrd of by the stockholders, have pro. duced a distrust, which has operated most unfavorably upon Railroad Stock of all de scriptions, and depressed very many of them far below their intrinsic value. This distrust, however, we believe, is temporary, for it springs from a remediable cause. Stockhol ders themselves, taught by experience, can institute investigations, and devise guards and securities that will nearly or altogether pre vent the possibility of such abuses as they have hitherto suffered under; and if any legis lation is needed to help them, it can easily be obtained. Is the World Bad ! Almost every day we hear somebody complaining, that "this is a bad world." Such grumbling fault-finders having encountered n good many bad people, and being somewhat wicked themselves, pre sumo as a consequence that the whole com munity is composed of similar workers in ini quity. Moreover, these discontented indi viduals arc intolerably quarrelsome, nnd can in nowise comprehend that if they arc selfish, depraved and vile, their neighbors may lie honest and clever enough. We are told in holy writ that a little leaven will leaven the whole; nevertheless, there are many excellent people who are not,norever will be, corrupt ed by the influence of so much serious de pravity as really exists in our midst. The world is both good and bad, but not whollv lost lo salvation. It was originally created by an Omnipotent Doing, who then pronounc ed it good; and, admitting it to have become much deteriorated, it still retains enough of its primitive purity to bo entitled to a tolera ble share of respectability. We dislike to hear Iho world run down by people w ho have been done many n good turn by it, in a thousand ways. For onr part, we hnve a great amount of friendship for it, nnd must acknowledge it ia every respect thu most desirable one we were ever in. Those who have traveled so much as to have sojourned in nny of the neighboring planets, may have discovered, perchance, that the orb called Earth, with all existing thereon, is a misera ble concern; but above such if nny such there be we enjoy the "bliss of ignorance," nnd shall stind up for mother Earth nnd her family of living things, like n dutiful son, contending for its goodnc8s,dcspitc the groans nnd lamentations of other mortals to the eon trnry. Indeed, those who are etcrnnlly find ing fault with the world, are themselves about Iho worst part of it, nnd when the hour of thoir departure arrives, they will bo the least willing to risk the chances of belter fortune in another. Doctored to Death. At nn examination by Coroner Hilton, into the causes of the de cease of n man named Joseph Connelly, who died iu Now York, n day or two since, it was shown that the man had been ill for some days post, and had employed two physicians noithcr of whom was aware that the other was prescribing for the patient and swal lowed the prescriptions of both. The poor fellow might hnve survived one of them, but he could not stand two, and death put a stop to the doctoring. The coroner's verdict was rendered accordingly. fcF" Some chaps in Wheeling, Inst Satur day night, placed themscles under the win dow of a young lady for the purpose of a serenade. After listening to their excruciat ing "strains" for a while, the lady threw up the sash, in a suppressed tone informed the serenaders that she could not admit them through the front door, but invited them to present themselves at certain door in the back building. They were accordingly ad mitted, in the dark; tho lady excused herself "for a moment," left the room, and turned the key of the door upon them; and in n few minutes afterwards their ardor was considera bly dampened by n copious flow of water from a hydrant in the room. We need not ndd that the mischievous girl had invited them into a bath-room, and voted them its priv ileges. HT" The Boston Daily Mail sUites that a wagon, freighted with gunpowder, tho wheels of which were tired with leather, to prevent the possibility of ignition from sparks that might be produced by the contact of an iron tiro with the pavement, was seon passing over Cragie's llridtfe, between thatcity and Charles town, a few days since, on the top of which was seen an Irishman, with a pipe nnd some matches in his hands, with which he was en deavoring to "get up a smoke." A Tea Pabtt A venerubic matron of North Adams, MaaaaehuaetU, ninety-three yiwri of age, gnvo an "Old Folka Tea Par ty," few days since, and among the guests who ere present were four ladies of the re spective ages of 80, 83, 80, 70, and three gentlemen of 85, 80, 73, making the united ages of the eight persons (including the hostess) 64 'J years, an average of eighty-one. Six of these persons own farms on which they reside, all in ono neighborhood of less than a mile squnro and have been residents of the town over fifty years. CROPS AND THE DROUGHT. The New York Journal of Commerce, al luding to the corn crop, says: " In conversation with a fatnicr in this county and nn observant gentleman of Clarke county, Indiana, the former informed us that he would make seventy bushels of corn to the acre, and in Clarke the yield would aver age thirty bushels to the acre. It' these statements are correct it would seem to indi cate that the corn crop will not be ns deficient a supposed, particularly in the vicinity of the Ohio river. A few weeks will determine tho matter." We are fully persuaded that there is much more apprehension expressed about n defi ciency in tho grain crops of this season than is well founded. There has been more than an average crop of wheat, rye, and oats throughout the country, and at least half an' average crop of Indian corn. Let us see what all this will amount to. Dutheh. A fall crop of wheat is 1120.000,000 " of rye is 15,000,000 of oats is 150,000,000 of Irish potatoes is 65,000,000 Half a crop of corn is 300,000,000 To which tnay be added Sweet potatoes, 40,000,000 Duckwhe.t. 10,000,000 Rice, ' ' 6,000,000 Hurler, ' 5,000.000 Peas and Deans, 1 0,000,000 Besides nn nnusunlly heavy ciop of hay. Here is about one million of millions of bushels of what may be called bread a pret ty good provision, one would think, for twenty-six millions of people. If the country would only cease to destroy corn for the manufacture of whiskey, we should have not only bread enough, but enough to spare and to pay Europe what we owe her. Just So. Somebody writes to the Gospel Danner, thus: "Dr Drew: The following has tily writen piece is nt your service. If you approve, please publish; if not, you will give it to the flames." Upon this the editor makes the following pithy nnd sensihlu comments, which echo the sentiments of nil his eoteui porarics: "Such is the frequent preface to communications which wo receive. We would tike this occasion to say, that whatev er is 'hastily written,' especially by writers not long accustomed to preparing ni tides for the press, never should be sent for publication. A hastily hoed corn-field, a hastily made coat a hastily baked brown-loaf, may be borne w ith; butn 'hastily written' article for a news paper is condemned by the very confession of its author. We prefer to have nothing sent us which is not written with care, nnd as well prepared by good spelling nnd punctuation nnd a fair hand, for the journeyman printers who put it in type, as the frame of a building is for the workmen whose duty it is to put the parts together. As for the liberty, to kindly offered us, of approving or rejecting, that is one of the editorial rights, which we shall exercise, whether allowed us or not." I Can't, and I'll Tbt. "J can't it is impossible !" said a foiled lieutenant to Alex ander. "Begone!" shouted the conquering Macedonian, in reply "there is nothing im possible to him who will try:" and to make good his words, tho haughty warrior, not yet come to weep because there were no more worlds to subdue, charged with a phalanx tho rock crested fortress that had defied his timid subaltern, nnd the foe were swept down as with the besom of destruction, "I can!" said n daring sculptor to the same warrior, "how Mount Athos into a statue of Alcxandcr"and so doubtless he could, but the Macedonian, satisfied with his faith and will, put him not further to the test. Tun Memory of the Dead. It is an ex qnisite and beautiful thing in our nature, that when the heart is touched nnd softened by some tranquil happiness or affectionate feel ing, the memory of the dead comes over it most powerful nnd irresisUibly. It would al most seem as though our better thoughts nnd sympathies were charms i" virtue of which, tho soul is enabled to hold some vague and mysterious intercourse with the spirits of those whom we dearly loved in life. Alas! how often and how long may those pa. tient angels hover aboot us, watching for the spoil which is so seldom uttered, and ao soon forgotten. Remember This. The late A. J. Down ing wrote a book or. tho subject of physical health, and declares that one-half the con sumptions engendered in this country are the offspring of the vitiated air of cloBe stoves, and tho unvcntilutcd apartments which ac company them. No doubt of it. Dickens calls a stove a red-hot demon, nnd he could not, if he had tried for a century, have found n better mime for it. It will shortly be time to use stoves freely, nnd we beg those w ho have them to remember these facts, nnd keep their rooms well aired, morning, noon and night Maternal Forftiiougiit. At the assizes recently held at Warwick, England, the fol lowing conversation between a femnle wit no, who wns"ns Indies wish to be," nnd an eminent counsel, who has n singular habit of contorting the muscles of the face, occasion ed a roar of laughter through the court The witness held her bend down nnd appeared muc.lj, frightened nnd embarrassed, when.aflcr thu learned annuel had Severn I times asked why shedid not hold Up her head, she at length confessed her interesting situation. "Why," said he, "what have I to do with that? why don't vou look me in the face?" "I am afraid my child should be like you," asld the witness. New Orleans, September 4. The deaths from yellow fever in this city during the week, amount to 185. tit" The Ohio river has not been lower than it is now sineo 1838, when navigation was nearly suspended. TIIE ORPHAN, Little Josey had been alone a long, long, while, he had broken his china dot pulled the fringe ofT from the tible coverSnired the varijratcd birds worked on the footstool until he turned it over; had crawled to the patch of sunlight resting on tho roses on the carpet, nnd clutched nt the golden rings, and played with his transparent fingers. Still no one came. He fretted, then looked with a sudden juiet and vague expression into the fire, magnetically drawn by the bright coals shining through the high fender, into an ad miration of beauties. Then as the loneliness of his situation recalled itself to his mind, bo cried again softly, with large tears running down his plump, rosy cheek. Josey was cold, hungry and frightened he had never been alone before; nnd the first formed word his little tongne had ever utter ed, passed moani his pouting lips "mam nw," "mamma.". Poor little Josey ! Ha did not know thr.t she, who would hnve caught him in her arms and covered him with kisses at tlris first token of intellect, couldn't longer hear him; that she rested on her stately couch pale u the snowdrops they placed beside her, hand calmly folded upon her meek bosoni, and a deep solemn sleep settling upon Iter sweet young fnce. He did not know, little lone orphan, how her hand had been clasped in prayer, and that when her soul went on that long journey, it carried with it a prayer for him to the throne of grace that the thought of him was the only cloud upon her breast ns she hastened to join the beloved one who had gone before. No; Josov knew not tltis; He cried mill piteously, until strangers came with kind words nnd sad faces, nnd carried him down stairs. As he passed her door, he instinctive ly murmured the new Word,"m.'imm:i,""mam ma," until they hushed him. Then, bewil dered, frightened and weary, he cried, and hiding his head among the pillows of the fa miliar cradle, sobbed himself to sleep. Smiles dimpled his flushed face in that sleep. An angel mother led him in hcrnrnw soothed his trembling lips, and whispered words of love into his car. Still he did not know that ho was an orphan. Alas! poor child, he learned it soon enough. The fine house was sold and all its elegan cies. Expenses were paid, nnd the small sum remaining put in tniRt for the boy into the hands of a man of integrity. Josey lived in his fmiiily. There were other boys and girlsj but they were all "to the manor born." Jo sey was an intruder. He was always a shy, quiet boy, and grew still more so amid this childish throng. Ho snunht out dark corners, and glided into them unperceived. He tilked to himself, when alone, and shared no joys or sorrows. He was unlike other children; they had mothers. He would wntxh the mother ns she impul sively caught to her heart some little prattler, and turn nwny sadly. No ono kissed him.' No one looked with pride on his copybook. No one tied his tippet about his neck with care. No one stole on tiptoe nt night to his bedside, to sec if he were comfortably nnd happily sleeping. No one -saved cakes and candy for him in tho bnreau drawers, or stuff ed his dinner basket with n favorite morsel. No; lie was "one set npart" Ho must take what conies nnd bo thankful. Poor little Josey! Even the teachers knew ho had no mother and neglected him, or re membered liim in long tasks, so hopelessly hard that none but n mother could have made easy. And when his head or heart nched) there was no breast to bear all his troubles no hand to cool tho fever of his brow with its gentle, caressing touch. Poor Josey. A change had gradually passed over Josey. He had grown thin nnd pale; his eyes were large and naturally bright; his form fragile and shadowy. Friends whispered when he passed, and boys made room for him by the winter fire. Little girls shared their dinners with him. Everybody was to kind that he could never do enough for them. One day as he sat by the fire sad and dis pirited, the tears would roll down his cheeks "Why does Josey cryr said a little child to her mamma. "(The poor boy has no mother," returned tho parent "Yes," cried the child with eager roice and manner; "yes, Josey fcaa mamma, she is an angel in Heaven." The lady took the child in her arms and kissed her, while thesewords sank deeply into Josey's heart. "I hare a mother," he w hispered perpetual, ly to himself. "I will find her." The sun rose proudly up one bright Christ mas morning, and shone in upon Josey's bed, tinging his brown hair with gold, nnd railing him a sluggard, lighting up temptingly the dark corner where hung tho full stocking. Doors opened nnd closv.d. Merry laughter rang through the hall. A gay throng enmo dancing in. . "Josey, Josey, I wish you a merry Christ mas." They crowd around his lied. Ho sleeps so deeply and lies so still. His face is white al though the thin lips wear a smile. They shudder and cry louuiy "Josey is dead!" Yea, Josey has found his mother, and the angola in Heaven are singing: "A happy Christmas lo you, Josey." Vaiuarle Rkceipi Mr. Dronson, of Moadville, Pa., save, from fifteen veara expe rience ho finds that Indian meal poultice, oov. cred over with- young hyson ten, softened over with hot water, arid 'laid over1 ImrtrW or froxen flesh, as hot as can be1 bnrne,' Will rts liere the pain in five minutea. If blisters have not arisen before, they will not after it is put on, and th.it one poultice is enough to effect a cure. THOUGHTS OX THE TIMES. We are the most terrible people on the face of the earth, and do the most tremendous things. Our swindlers beat all the world to nothing. They don't stop nt hundreds of thousands, in the business of diddling tho community; they make away with millions, nnd society, from end to end, vibrates to the vast monetary shock. Jden say that honora ble confidence is dead, and look askance nt one another in alarm. 'Then sec how people will go to a railway track nnd pile it with rocks or logs as the other day near Green, wood Tunnel in Virginia r till the train comes thundering on nnd men arc hnrled awfully. into eternity. I-nst week, in Cincinnati, a desperado went nnd set fire to near 800 kegs of gunpowder, tlio explosion shaking the city to its foundations and killing one woman with fright! Then, look nt the burnings. We are the greatest conflngrationists in the world the most diabolical pyrotechnists. Cambridge was lately reddened by a fire kin. died by an incendiary. But why particularize? Everybody knows that if a master or employ er offends any of his workmen) hia workshop or factory ia at the mercy of fire. People make no more of burning a store or district than of taking a brandy smash. These art the abuses of a free country whorothe laws are left in a great degree to the sense of so. ciety; nnd the administration of justice is neither Vigilant nor severe, tn despotisms the laws, whatever they are, are much better administered and respected. These atrocities, however, prove one grand fact the healthful character of democratic institutions. The monarchy which would tolerate such things would bo futtlly shaken and disorganized. But our society has vast recuperative powers "it works' hopefully under such wild irregu larities; and its great protection nnd help is, the press. But for public opinion, the law and its officers would be helpless the incen diaries would burn them up in the court houses. Let us call put, then, in the name of goodness, and draw attention to the terrible work going forward. Let lis protest against these enormous robberies, homicides, confla grations. ' . . i A Caution Sickness among Visitors to Marietta. Persons leaving the citv. wheth er called off by business, or withdrawing for the purpose of avoiding the epidemic, should in nn case fail to t-ikc with them medicine nnd medical advice.' The malady may develop itself several days alter their departure where n iihvsieian cannot readily be outlined. or if obtained, his prescriptions will be less trustworthy than ihose of members of the faculty who have been for davs or weeks in constant ntU-ntlanec ou the disease. We are induced to make this suggestion by the perusal of an extract from a letter of a iihvsieian of Uoncr Georgia, to one of his brethren in this city, enquiring the mode of treatment adopted here. In it the letter speaks of the death era Mr. Savage, ol this city, at Ron well, in a few days after his arrival there, of yellow fever. He also conveys the painful intelligence that the disease had made its appearance among citizens nt Marietta which is "flooded with people from Savan nah." "There is now, Aug. 29th, omo five rases (he writes) persons taken since their iinn.il. ji hub aniwu ijuni; u iuuii-. um - nai Georgia, Sept. 1. IxfiENiocs ViLi.AtNr.-Two strangers called upon a merchant near Cairo, Indiana, nnd de sired to leave a box they had with them in his house for the night. The request was denied, but they were permitted to leave the box in his store. The next morning hu found that his store had been robbed during the night of n piece of valuable goods and five hundred dollars in money. He obtainud as sistance, nnd when the men called for their box ho had them secured, nnd then broke open the box, when, lo! out jumped a third man, nnd in tho box were found the missing goods and inonpy. One day last week, a gentlemanly-looking stranger called upon a sexton in Louisville, Kentucky, nnd ordered n child's grave dug, offering n ten dollar bill in payment for the service, nnd receiving eight dollars in return. No child's funeral appearing at the appointed time, tho sexton was led to examine his ten dollar bill, when he found it was counterfeit Ancient. Somo time since, some grains of w heat, w hich had been taken from nn old Egyptian SnrcophafHs nt Cnrio, were given to the Agricultural Society of Compeignc, by whom they were sown with tho most surpri sing results. Tho stems which hnve risen from this wed are as large as reed, the leaves are more than an inch in breadth, and the ears hare esch one hundred grains of very large size, ao that several of the original seeds have multiplied 3,000 fold. It is thought that the seeds date as far bark as Sesostris. The wheat seeds can lie 3,000 years in the tomb, and yet arise to beautiful life but the atheist will let man live only his three score and ten. Matrimonial Felicit. "My love," aays Mrs. Fooir to her husband, "oblige me with twenty dollors'lo day, to purchase a new dress." f" . ', "Shnnt do any snclf thing, Agnes you called me n bear yesterday." "law, that was nothing I only meant by it that you were very fond of hugging." "You're n saury iittle puss, (sound heard like the explosion of pistol,) but here's a "y" Messrs. Darreda &. Brother, of Baltimore, announce that they hnve reduced the price of guano from 3 to fs5 er ton,nccording to the amount of purchase. The prices fixed are for I to 5 tons, $58, cash; 6 to 10 tons, 5J cash; I I to 20 tons, $51 cash; 31 to 25 tons, $50, cash; larger quantities are aold at $50, with a credit of from 30 daya to 4 months, or a dis count for cash. The price heretofore has been $55, and the agent refused to sell Iota of less than 50 tons. Education. The perfection of education was pronounced by the Romnns two thousand venrs ago to be "a sound mind hi a sound bodv." Modern education consists in school ing, nnd in accordance with this Idea we hive aonio perfect prodigies, many children are schooled iuto their graves. The exercise of thu "toJy Jtould beat vigorous nnd as sys tematic a that of thrj inind, and should be attended to in its proper time nnd' place. Accounts Squared. A humorous corre- apondent,an adroeateofincreaseof "pay,"thua squares up the accounts of Hoti. Members of Congress: An M. C. Weekly expense in (he Magmfi. cent Ciljf rf VTathingtom '" ' Board and lodging, which means "half starved during the day anil , furnished with a room about the iza of a store box at night, Servant's fees, Drinks, cigars and tobacco, a fair average, Interviews with Bean Hickman arid lrofeBr Robertson, Wear nnd tenr of wawiroW Swindling subscriptions for the aid of aged spiustirs or forlorn wid ows, Purchasing speeches of brother members, Lonns to visiting constituents taken very short; , ; Remittances, to distressed editors in the district, Escorting fellow-bonrders of tho female aex to concerts, balls, and ice cream saloons, Hack hire, Weakness of the flesh a sortrf contest between pocket and incli nation, Support of the family at home, i ; i - . i Total Weekly expenses, Seven day's pay at 88 per dt n o 1 13 n 87 50 ' 12 60 5 00 3 00 ' i 9 00 2 00 3 00 3 00 10 00 20 00 $92 99 56 00 Weekly loss for serving your conn try, . . .836 99 'Here is an actual loss of $36 99 per week for the privilege of occupying a cane bottom seat on tlie floor of the House or Senate. Members may smile at my "items," but even Old Bullion himself, who tikes great pride in his statistical proclivities, must admit that my account current is rather under than over the mark. The best mode of sTorrmo Ditches and Washes. It is well. known that to fill large washes nnd ditches with loose brushwood but little good is effected, ns the rushing w.-i ler must have an outlet; and being obstructed, naturally seeks new avenues by which it flows and finds its level. More injury has been done by attempts of. this kir.d certainly, than good. Our friend Chancellor Johnston, of Newberry, has shown us a cheap mode of remedying the evil, which Is both effectual and convenient to adopt on tilled lands. ' It is, simply, to drive a line of stakes ncross Uie wash or ditch, every ten or fifteen feet these stakes to be twelve or fifteen inches from each ether. A wattling of pine, cedar, or any fine spmy, is then interwoven between the st-ikes, which must be extended beyond the line of high water mnrk, nn J this allows the wntcrtodrnin through, whilst it leaves nil the earth and coarser vegetable matter behind. The first dam is soon filled up, nnd the see ond then receives the benefit, nnd so on suc cessively until the entire wash is "healed and haired over." These washes make the rich est portions of the field, nnd when they are again rendered fit for cultivation, it is easy to protect them permanently by guard drains and ditches. There is always a sufficient quantity of brushwood giowing on the mar gins of streams to furnish the material for this improving protection to the soil. We can safely recommend this plan, as we have practically tested it ourselves. , .. - , BOXG. There is dew for the fiow'ret And honey for the bee; And bowers for the wild bird,, r And love for you and me! There are tears for the many .. -And pleasures for lite few; But let the world pass on, dear, There's love for me and vou! Thers's enre that will not leave up, And pnin that will not flee; IJut in our hearts unaltered, Bits love 'tween you and me. Our love, it ne'er was rcokoncd, i Yet good it is, and true; . It's half the world to me, love, It's all the world to you 1 Dutch English. Jacob Felzer, a middle nged gentleman of Teutonic origin, his ap parel well merusteu with dry mud, and Ins lint looking liko a collapsed steamboat cylin der, with the top blown Off, was brought up on a complaint of a dry goods man for steal ing a pieee of corduroy, valued at aeven dol lars. - The Mayor asked him if he understood English. Yaw, I talks him foorst rate 'Do you know what steal means? Yaw, him is iron vat is made hard.' 'Yes, that is one kind of sUjel, but not the one I mean. Do you understand this : How came you to steal this corduroy V ' , 'I'eeause mine preches vast nicht gnot to go to church.' ' 'Does it take thirty yards to make vou .a pair of breeches t 'Yaw, ter sehnt-ider must' have some for cabbage, and todder rat's! letl might tin fur my vrow, wheu 1 guts married. It would niiiku her a goot coal." Ti ' 'I sen that you are a man of foresight, but don'tyou know Hint this way of getting the breecliesand petticoats is agninst the lavtT '1 tou t care nhoui the law; -Isu a Tuch an.' , . ; 'Have you got any friends w ho will ro bail for vou? 'Bleiity of friends, and more dan I snppnse you have yourself. ' j;cy come and (icy srhwenr anything. .Dey schwenr vor I vas, and dey get me. tier.' , Oh, we don I wnnt ITieni to swear; we want them to pive security (or vonr nmiear- ar.ee at court You con I ess vou stole the corduroy, and there ia no occasion for any body to swear lo it. Yaw: von find I nicht dell any lie; Tnch. man never do anything-rich-he fraid to tell. Yaw, I did slaol deer stuff, but I was going to itenl der monish- to pay init . i (tr "Wouldn't you Call this tho calf ot a leg?" asked Hob. pointing complacently to one of his nether limbs rather compactly en cased in representations of bnrber-poles and running vines. 1 ''No," replied Jiui, "I should say it was the leg of a calf." Transposition is useful wheu it brings out the (ruth. The Loss of a Wjfe. No man but ono who has been called on to mourn the loss of a dear and beloved companion can fully ap preciate the beauty and truthfulness of tho following article, Which we copj from an ex change: "In comparison With the loss of a wife, all other bereavements are trifling' The wife, she who fills so large a apace in the domestic heaven ; she who has busied herself ao tin. wearied I v for the precious ones aronbd her; bitter, better is the tear that fulls upon her cold clav !' You stand besido her coffin nnd think of the past. It seems nn ambef color ed pathway, where the sun Bhone apon beau tiful flowers, nnd the stars hung glittering overhead. . Fain would the soul linger there no thorns are remembered save those your bauds nyjv unwillingly have planted. Her noble, tender heart lies open lo your in. most sight. You think of her ns nil gentle, ness, all beauty, all pnrity. But she Is dead ! The denr head that laid upon your bosom rests in the still darkness upon a pillow of, clay. The bandit that have ministered so un tiringly nre folded, w hite nnd cold beneath tho gloomy portals. The heart, whose every beat measured an eternity of lovr, lies under yonr feet. The flowers she bent over with n . smile, beml now above her in tears, shaking the dew from their petils that the verdure around hecmny be kept green and beautiful. There is no white arm over your shoulder no Bpeaking fnce to look up into the eve of lore no trembling lips to murmur, ' Oh' it is so aad !" ; There is ao at-ange a hush iM every room. No light footstep to ning around, tin smilo to greet you at night-full. And tho old clock ticks and strikes and ticks it was such mu sic when she conld hear It ! Now it seems a knell on the hours through which you watch ed the shadows of death gathering upon her sweet. face. - And every day tho clock repeats the old story. Many nuother talc it telleth, too of licatitiful words and deeds that are registered, above. You feel O, how often! that tho grave cannot keep her. HTTho (rcorgetown (S. C.) Pec Dee Times of the flth inst. says : "We hnve observed In RHveral of our co temporaries a disposition to brag of the hnp py condition of their respective districts. Home any that there :irt no prisoners in jail; others that little property is advertised bv their sheriffs, &o. What will they say when we inform them of the Utopia in which wo live? Wo nre without a Sheritl, nnd tho Coroner, who has been discharging tho du ties of that oflice hu.; just resigned tho thing didn't pay; the Clerk of the Court is about, to resign; the Register of Mesne Conveyan ces ia also about to resign; the Ordinary talks that way, nnd tho Commissioner . iu Equity says his oflice is all honor and no profit. If this happy condition of things continues for nnv length of time, there Will bo no limit to individual prosperity nnd individual good feelings, for creditors will hnve to meet their debtors with smiles, instead of hunting them down with bailiffs." A Hint to the MAnniEO. "I have heard," says Mr. Henry, "of a married couple who though they were both of a hasty temper, yet lived comfortably together by simply observ ingn rule, on which they had mutually agreed, 'Never to be both nngry together."1 And ho odds, that nn ingenious nnd pious father was in the habit of giving this advice to his chil dren, when they married : 'Doth one speak firff t'other with Water enine: Is one provoked? be t'other soft and dumb. Revolt in the State Pkison. The San Francisco Transcript gives the following ac count of a revolt at Suite prison and escape of a portion of the prisoners: "On yesterday, (July 24) about 2 o'clock, P.M., Gen. Estell being absent from tho State prison, and tho superintendent being also in the city, nine of the most desperate of the prisoners rose upon the guard and knock, ing down one of them at tho stone quarry, obtained his gun and pistol. They then at. tempted to take the sloop Pike County, but on being attic I; ed by the guard, they" were compelled to abandon her, and Uike a whalo boat belonging to theard of Wood &. West, which is near liy. "In nttempting to pet lo tho w hale boat, ono of tho prisoners', the celebrated 'Slnng Shot Smith,' sentenced for twenty years, shot the uiusket ho had taken, at a guard by tho name of Estcx, who immediately shot Smith through the heart. The other eight got off, and pulled directly across the nrm of the bay. fcfSinco thu nbovo tho wounded prisoners have beeu captured and sent back to the pris. on, nnd the guard were in hot pursuit of tho others. Littlo doubt seemed to be enter tained of their capture, as tho whole country was on the qui vivc. nnd tlio prisoners all in chains." r7 An old lady, tho other day, in con versing with a friend, says thnt her iartrr went to n female ctmeiry, nnd was laming nt a great rate, having got as fur as Matty Mat lock, branches of education not henrn of in her days ! Bnt, for her part, she did not seo why they Could not get shct of sich sehoolin', as the gals began to run after tho men nrly enough! " ' ' ' 557 A dispatch from Buffalo says that the Erie and Kalamazoo Rail Rond Bank iuM re deemed nil its bills presented for payment, and that the run ou thu bank has-censed. P" Yon might as well expect lo drive n plough-share through n wasp's nrst In open day, nnd not be stung, as to be truthful with nut giving fifTem-p. ' " ' ; ' ' 1 , " Dby iTinics. This year U said by the oldest inhabitants lo be thu driest siuru the year' 1 826. ' 8aff" The editor of the California Farmer says that 1,000,000 bushels of potitoes will rot iu Caliluriiin fur want of consumers. J-Jf John B. Gougli, the well known ad. voaito of Temperance, stated in a late speech, in London, that, out of 500,000 persons who had signed the pledge in the United States, 4 .(), 000 had broken it. - Soi-ction of the Problem. The editor of Uie Louisville Presbyterian Herald, in nn eluborate article of a enlumu nnd a half, set tles, both lo tho satisfaction uf himself ami also or any one who will read It, that the present severe drotrght is (he work oT frW. W e had some idea before that this was a fact, but it did not occur to ns that it required so much printing to prove i'. Lmtin Hit .'nw.