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Other States may speak for themselves, but in Pennsylvania, so long its James Campbell lemains ol the head of the post office, or any other department, unless willed there by the voice of the people, by whom lie was condemned in 1851, we can look for nothing but disaster and defeat." Know Nothings in Congress. A Wash ing correspondent sayr t It is stated that on n direct vofe n large majority of the House will be found Native Americans in principle, and that about eighty members belong to the Know Nothing or der. '.'"" Things in Kansas.-A correspondent writes as follows: . ., Those who bring with them 8500 ortJIOOO to buy land and implements for their farms, nnd nre young, or have good constitutions, get filong very well; but for men without capital or whose health Is none ot the uest, it were better for them to stay nt home. There are various opinions in regard to the territory, or that part of it whore the emi prants calculate to plant themselves. I be lieve, however, they all agree in regard to the fertility of the soil, the scarcity of woodland, and timber, and wood to burn. Tije Deals Case. It is stated that Mr. Throckmorton, the husband of the young lady who preferred charges Against Dr. Beale, lias m.-de an affidavit that he does not believe the lady's story in regard to the violation. Potatoes. A farmer in Frame stuck n pea into a potato and planted them together in March. The pea produced ft stock which was covered with pods, and the potatoe gave eleven healthy roots. Ho thinks by this means double crops could be obtained nnd the potato disease prevented. :3?The Know Nothing movement is nil the talk in Texas, and it is rumored that lodgus have been established in most of the towns throughout the State. - Sensible Advice. Professor Maury, Su perintendent of the National Observatory, addresses the following language to his son, who is now attending school in Ncwbtirgh "To the truly wise nnd good man, office, place, honors, distinctions nre desirable or welcome only as they increase his sphere of usefulness, nnd enlarge his privilege of do ing good. To win such privileges, I hope will be the highest point towards which the ambition of any one of my sons will ever be directed. I do not know w here their lot may bo enst, for they are all to be the artificers of their own fortune. Hut whatever it may be, I hope they will let polities alone, seek to be useful members ol' the community in which they live, nnd study the welfare of the coin monwealth to w hich they belong. Ix-t tliinbe.t rule of conduct with you now, foi little boys may make themselves useful as well as grunt men." The Rev. Antoinette Urown says , that if Providence hud given her an "invalid husband nnd half a dozen children, her sala ry as a clergyman is amply sufficient to pass them comfortably through life." Here Is a hint that our bachelor friends should imme diately attend to. A young lady with a suf ficiency of salary to support a husband nnd six children should not be permitted to freezo her feet m a siuglo bedstead. That is so. ) Dn. Thompson Hung in Effigy. Tho Buchanan Recorder says: "On opening our ? door this morning, the first thing we saw was an effigy of Dr. Thompson hnnging on a mB' gallows, nnd having over his head the ; . following inscription: V. "THOMPSON, THIt QUACK, SEDUCER &. MURDERER!" s Our citizens, generally, exhibited the stronff- est marks of disapprobation of tho verdict of tho Jury." (-If The Legislature of Bouih Carolina has elected Gen. Jas II. Adams, of Richland District, Governor of that State. l ff The Louisville Journal of a late date says: . . . '"We saw yesterday a $20 counterfeit note on the Dank of Tennessee. It had the stamp of Messrs, Hatchings & Co., bankers of this city, on It Of course the stomp was coun terfeited too and remarkably well. fci?" A dashing and fashionable widow threatens to sue some gentleman for a breach of promise merely to let It be known that she is in tho market. (fcj- In a country like ours, the most hum. ble person in society, msy give the first ini pulse to an Influence that will revolutionize the world. tlf" All that nature bus prescribed must be good; and as death la natural to us, it is absurdity to fear it. THE FUTURE OF RAILWAY PRO PERTY. We are indebted to the Railway Times, for the following article: The unexampled fall in the price of railway securities of every character, has had one ef fect that must be beneficial to the general in terest of tliiiTkihd nf property. For the past three ye.iw we have been hurrying forward with the uiKxt gigantic railway enterprises, apparently careless of the aggregate cost at vj hich they should stand when finished. In ihe r iee to Kccnre capital to build many of our roads, litile iippim-nt attention has in many cases been paid to the ONercise of that economy which is calculated to insure the rends yielding an adequate return upon the cost tlic pri.j cUirs evidently enough raring more for the beneficial effects of tho roads upon the real elate nnd other interests on the line, than for aught else. In this race' for 'capital, tho most ruormons shaves have) hern submitted to in both bonds nnd stock, and the premiums offered have been so largo us to attract n very large) proportion of capital from other business enterprises, to their dis advantage, and the consequent high price of money throughout the country, nnd mostly to this fact are we indebted for the present disastrous panic. It has been the popular cry, that our railways are responsible for the hard times; and tho popular feeling is in some de gree right. The railways have paid the high est price for money, and that price has been so enormous that our capitalists have for a long tune looked upon ths railway as they look upon the merchant who for n long while has been paying two or three per cent, per mouth for money to keep out of bankruptcy. In spite of all etforts, however, the supply of money tailed, nnd a great number of our roads hnve had to stop paying the interest on their bonded deht, and let their floating debt take care of itself for awhile. ' Just so far ns our roads have been built with actual money, and with economy, just so far will they be come good property. The proportion of their cost, which has been sunk in bhaves on bonds nnd shares, and in paying enormous interest to carry a large floating debt, goes just so far in destroying the value of the en terprise, as a dividend paving investment. Now, many of, or rather nil these muds in which n large proportion of the capital cost is represented liy discounts nnd shaves, have been compelled to stop meeting their pecu niary engagements, and in consequence, there is a lack ot confidence in nil. J he good suiter with the bad, and all ure compelled to depend upon their own internal resources. From the limited annual earnings, must the operating expanses, the interest on the funded debt, and other daily contingencies now be met, and as the effort now is to save the property, econo my becomes the moving mid active principle in railway management. The construction account is, and must be stopped; every leak age from the treasury most be cut oil nod every dollar rigidly saved. Such of our un fortunate roads us have vitality enough to pass through the next twelve months without coining under the auctioneer's hammer, must then stand in a far better position than they now do. Tho practice of economy and care fulness will then have become more of it set tled nature and habit, and from the compul sory withdiawal of many of the new enter prises from the market, money will and must be easier Such roads as then have showed the power to pay their way legitimately with their earnings, will then appreciate very rap idly in price. The Philosophy of Crime. The N. Y Times has an article on this subject, in which gives the resultof itsobservalions, nearly nsit follows: The desire for crime is strongest nt about 25 years of nge; from that time, crime gradually changes from violence to stratagem. The proportion of female criminals is only one in three. The Times remarks : As we have already said, the seasons and rlimate exorcise in their turn a very marked influence on the desire for crime. Hence it is during summer that we find most crimes ngainst the person, nnd the fewest against property committed, while in the winter the reverse is the case. In the summer the .pas sions of men are the strongest, while the struggle to live is comparatively small; but with winter the passions become cool, and tho temptations from want to commit crimes against property grow stronger. A very little reflection w ill show that itisduring the sum mer that the greatest murders have been per petrated, while petty larceny and robbery a fact well known to our police prevail to the greatest extent in tho w inter season. As re gards climate, we find that in the extreme north, crimes against the person bear but a very small proportion to those against prop perty, while in the south the reverse is ob served to be the fact To the profound andsag.iciousconclusions of the Times, we wish to make somekindied additions. In committing crime strong peo ple exert the most strength, and ingenious people the most ingenuity; criminals who al ways stay nt home rarely prey upon the prop erly of their neighbors, while those who ol- wnys keep abroad, seldom commit personal violence on their own families. The philos ophic Times may also derive much instruc tion from the following facts: Hen roosts are most frequently robbed nt night, while barns are set on fire with sun glasses often est in the day time; orchards nro generally plunder ed in the autumn, whereas clothes lines are molosted at all seasons. Napoleon at St. Helena nil at once interrupted himself In the recital of his re verses, and said: "Alas! how tho best calcu lated plans may bo thwarted by the most un forsccn circumstances 1 Placed in 1812 at the head of Europo, and disposing of nil the forces of the West, I thought the moment was come to Invado Russia. I wanted to raise up ngainst her n barrier which she could never puss. I hoped, at least, to retard for a hundred years that power and in reality 1 have advanced her a century. If ever she seizes on Constantinople she will place Eu rope and Asia under the same yokel" Tub War. The New York Times indul. ges in the following language: "But for Napoleon who would be lost by an inglorious peace there would be some chance for British dinlomncy to conclude the war. Tho present English. Cabinet would make peace, even if It were alter a defeat of the Allied armies Napoleon cannot do thnt lie or Nicholas must perish in the struggle. But Austria may, perhaps, throw tiff the mask at last. She will not be sufTered any longer to remain neutrnl, and the necessity of Inking a part rr.sy throw her into the arms of the Victor in the Crimea. Who that will be, a fow days will show." THE KNOW NOTHINGS. Under this heading the New York Pick has the following remarks; . "For twenty years the masses of men in this counlrv hnve heard of nothing hut Whig and Democrat, Free Soilers and Abolitionists. It was up and down, in or out, with one or other of the two first named parties. Until the public mind became perfectly bewildered with these parties, while, at the same time, honest men became perfectly swished that both and nil parties w ere corrupt and rotten, nnd thnt every election was but a movement in favor of a few plunder-loving, wire pullers of both parties. Hence sprung up n new party sin Aaron's Rod party, which will swallow up nil parties. J hey chose the significant name ol Know rsoilnng, meaning thereby that they know notliii.g in reterence tonnv oilier party For vears about 90 per cent, of tho voters in every St-tte in. the Union have" voted" ns TO per cent, of the wire puller vojajrs and party hanks directed. VV hull with ley the sua cessful advent of tho Know Nothing party. It is the greatest movement in favor of the Union that has ever been started. The Know Nothing party is American. It is conservn. tive, federal a State's right party a patri otic and disinterested parly. It is American, and cannot go wrong although it may err, but it has the elements ot correcting its own evils in its ow n ranks. It is funnv to witness the consternation of old pasty hacks and par tv newspapers nt the resultof the new move ment They ure too scared to rally, and a rally of any or all the old parties, is as use less as it would be for a dying man to enter the prize ring for a fight with a young, hardy, and well trained boxer. fromAlainu to Jlexi co, the Know Nothings will s'veep everything Delore them. Ood grant it Unmitigated Curse. Read the following from the Charleston, Evening News, and see what the Nebraska bill is coining to in the South: There never was a completer or more dis nstrons miscarriage than the Nebraska bill. It has not only blasted every expectation that was originally formed of it but it has proved to ts authors opogitiveund unmitigated curse. Instead of strengthening the harmony of the country it nas given rise to the interest re seulinent and discord. Instead of giving ef fect and confirmation to the compromise of I85U it has blasted that compromise into nothingness. Instead ol securing two addi tional slave States into the Union it has se cured two additional free States. But instead of put ting an end to the Freesoii doctrine it has given that doctrine a power nnd a respec tability which it never possessed before and which we believe itnevercould have attained thiough any other medium than that opened by this ball. Industry of the President. A Wash- ington correspondent of the Eastern Argus of Portland writes us follows: "Whatever else may be said of the present Administration, we believe nobody denies to it the credit ol being a hard working Admin istratiou. Its several departments, from the heads of them down to their copying clerks, seem to employ, themselves diligently and successfully to prevent the undue accumula tion of their business. In this respect per haps our public affairs in Washington were never belter managed. And the President himself, it is well understood, finds himself constantly occupied by an attention to his important duties, which almost makes the Presidential office a burthen, more than an honorable distinction. He is fortunate how ever, in having the aid of a Secretary who is capable of relieving him from much labor. Mr. Sydney Webster is a gentleman of fine intelligence and of genuine New England in dustry, and all who know him will readily bear witness to the courtesy, promptness and ability with which he discharges his various duties ut the White House." Religious Literature. Henry Ward Deecher, in a lute number of the Independent thus gives utterance to some reflections which have doubtless occurred to hundreds of per sons in rending some of the religious publi cations of the day: "The reason of the hoi lowncsa, and shallowness, tlie feebleness of so much religious writing, lies in the false principle which has governed good men. A newspaper must have its pious article every week. It must be about something or other. Last week it was this, the week beforo it was that, and this week it must be something different from oither this or that. The inven tory of topics is looked over, the vacant head is driven up, nnd an article drawn forth, made up of stale truisms piously expressed. Unfelt fervors nre in dut places, and solemn words parade along simple sentences. The whole thing Is a sham and a mockery. Tho writer has no inspiration. He wrote because this must be a pious article, and not because he fell piety. Writing which does good, must live iu the soul first It must have an aim other than appeasing the printer's nppetite for copy." - "You'll catch your death," cries the good lady, who hovers over a hot stove In a close room, to her boy who wants to dash into the snow drifts, or fill his lungs with fresh air, and set his cheeks glowing and his eyes sparkling by an hour's glorious skating. Madame, let him go. Ten persons catch their deaths by staying in hot closo rooms, where one is hurt by exposure to the cold. Live ns much out of doors as you can; and hnve pure air in the house. 15?" A genuine "Down Eastor" was lately essaying to appropriate a square of exceed ingly "tough beef" nt dinner, in a Wisconsin hotel. His convulsive efforts with his knife nnd fork attracted the attention and amilos of the rest of the company, who were in the same predicament ns himself. At last "Jona than's" patience vanished under. ill success, when laying down his "utensils," he burst out with, "Strangers, you needn't laff if you hnint got no regard for the landlord's feelings, you orler to have torn respect for the old bull! This sally 'brought down the house." l-ST" Whether you are playing on the stage or the world, your character should be w ell dressed. Droadclolh is generally received with smiles, though coverings rascal; while linsey woolsey is rather run upon, though covering a patriot tlfBoston.during the past year, has given $269,000 for chsritablo purposes. THE WINTER OF THE HEART. Let it never come upon you. Live so that good angels may protect you from this terrl. ble evil the winter of the heart Let no chilling influence freeze up the foundation of sympathy and happiness in its depths; no cold burthen settle over its with ered hopes, like snow on the faded flowers; no rude blasts of discontent monn and shriek through its desolated chambers. Your life-path may lead you amid triale, which for a time seem utterly to impede your progress and shut out the Very light of heav en from your anxious gaze. Penury may take the place of ease and plenty: your luxurious home may be exchang ed for a single, lowly room the soft couch kir the straw palet ths rich viands for the coarse food of the pour. Summer friends may forsake you, and the unpitying world puss you by with scarcely a look or Word of compassion. You may be forced to toil wearily, steadily on, to earn a livelihood; you may encounter fraud and the base avarice which would ex tort the last farthing, till you well nigh turn in disgust from your fellow beings. Death may sever the dear ties that bind you to earth, and leave you in fearful dark ness. That noble, manly boy, tho sole hopes of your declining years, may be taken from you, while your spirit clings to him with s tenacity, which even the shadow of the tomb cannot wholly subdue. But amid all thot-e sorrows, do not come to the conclusion that nobody was ever so deeply afflicted ns you are, and abandon every sweet anticipation of "better days" in the un known future. Do not lose your faith in human excellence - , because your confidence has sometimes been betrayed, nor believe that friendship Is only a delusion, and love n bright phantom which glides nwny from your grasp. Do not think that you are fated to be mis erable because you are disappointed in your expectations, and baffled in your pursuits. Do not declare that God has forsaken you, when your way is hedged about with thorns' or repine sinfully, when he calls your dear ones to tho land beyond the grave. Keep a holy trust in heaven through every trial; bear adversity with fortitude, and look upward in hours of temptation and suffering. When your locks are white, your eyes dim and your limbs weary; when your steps fuller on the verge of Death's gloomy vale, still ret'tin freshness and buoyancy of spirit which will shield you from the winter of the heart Dangerous Counterfeiting. The New York correspondent of the Charleston Cour ier, writing in regard to banks and money matters, says the President of a bank just out of Wall-street, was startled the other day by the intelligence that by means of a photo graphic instrument counterfeit bills could be so beautifully and correctly made as to defy detection. The person who gave the Presi dent this information requested that a genu ine five dollar bill be given hint, nnd that on the morrow ho would return it with one he had made, so precisely similar that the Presi dent could not distinguish the good one from the bud. He kept his word and the President "caved in." To make assurance doubly sure, the President took some good bills and put this photographic one among them, nnd made a deposit informing the teller that he believed that there was a bad bill among them, nnd wished he would look for it. The teller maintained they were nil genuine bills. I do not know how true this statement is, having heard it mentioned incidently; but if there is any correctness in it what a fluttering it will make among the banks, In the hands of dishonest men, the injury that could be done by means of such an instrument, would swaU ow up the recollections of Schuyler's over issues. We regret to learn that the recent elec tions in Kansas territory, nt which Gen. J. W. Whitfield, the pro-slavery candidate, was elect ed as delegate to Congress, did not pass off without those scenes of bloodshed which have lately disgraced the polls in some of the Northern States. A Mr. Davis late of Mis souri, was killed at the polls in Kansas City, md another man was killed in the town of Boston. Washington, Dee, 13. In the U. S. Senate to-day, a bill was intro duced to extend three years for the payment of duties on rail road iron imported by com panies. In the House of Representatives, Mr.Mnce introduced a bill to prohibit slavery in Ne braska and Kansas, which gave rise to an ex ceedingly hot debute. ' ' Boston, Dec. II. Smith, Know Nothing, is re-elected Mayor by a majority of 1253. The Whigs will probably elect some councilmen. At Worcester the entire municipal Know Nothing ticket is elected. 5?Governor Manning, of South Caroli na, in his Message to the Legislature, recom mends a repeal of the usury laws. Money, he says, like every thing else, should havs a relutive, not a fixed vnluo. 5? One of the Texas papers remarks that "at the recent sitting of the court of San Antonio thirteen gentlemen were assign ed places in the Penitentiary." If a pound of ham costs a shilling, what should be the market value of "Bacons Phi losophy r Debating clubs will please no tice. 5?" The SeientiSo American says it may be interesting to housekeepers, when cistern water is scares, to know, that tcaspoonful of Sol Soda will sofUn from three to four pails of hard water. CRUMBS FROM THE DUTCHMAN'S . TABLE. Men take as naturally to hypocrisy as they do to women and suspenders. Almost every body is writing sermons on the virtue of well water, and labor, temperance, and perspira tion. Give "every body" riches, and see what a change comes over their "feulinks." Well water will be succeeded by Burgundy, while a "love of labor will subside into a cushion ed arm-chair, and break out in a series of vel vet yawns on a rose-wood ottoman. People seldom praise virtue until they are too poor to violate the commandments. Make a note and look around for yourself. For purifying the heart, there is nothing like tears. A man is never nearer heaven Uian the day he buries "his only little boy." A late writer says, that people shoulJ so live, that "wneit nge brings a wintry white. ness to their hair, it may be warmed by the autumn red which glows upon their cheeks." To do this, they should fear God and eat corn bread. The former brings refreshing sleeps, nnd the latter Beeps away dyspepsia. "Bridget, where's the tea kettle ?" "Please marm Mr. O'Neil the new boor- der, is washing bis feet in it" The lust seen of Mr. O'Neil, ho was going down the front stoop, about six Inches in advance of an emp ty coal scuttle. The attempt to wash flannels with sonp stone, has failed. The gentleman who start ed the idea, is now teaching weathcr-cocks to crow. We shall watch his progress with some interest Step mothers are so called, because the day after they are married, they tuke "steps" for kicking"the other woinanV'childrcn into the street A bad institution that step, mother. Banks in Arkansas manage business in a rather primitive manner. A friend of ours writes us, that before he could get a fifty dol lar note discounted, he had to deposit as "col laterals," 3 cook stoves and a cross-cut saw, If congress would hnve honest officers, it must pay a salary somewhat in keeping with the prico of beef stakes and suett dumplings. The clerk who robbed the New York post office had a salary of 3450 per year. Now, every body knows, that no man can support a family on such a sum in this city, without splicing it now and then with a little petit larceny. We do not write this to excuse the robbery, but to account for it Tho employer who gives a man 200 dollars less a year, than he can live on, offers that man evory twelve months, a premium of 200 dollars to turn scoundrel and rob his money till. Wc suppose that times will become better, when the Banks gel done bursting. But when will that be? Not to be sneezed at an empty snuff-box. A Western editor says that dull times nre owing to the scarcity of grindstones. An editor out westin speaking of his do mestic increase, gives the following: Sound the stage-born, blast the trumpet That the wailing world may know; Publish it throughout our borders, Even iu Mexico I Seize your pen, O dreaming poet I Ana in numbers smooth as may be, Spread afar the joyful tidings, ' Jftlty t got another baby. A farmer who married a long nose and peaked chin, says: he produces vinegar by simply getting his wife to look into the cider barrel. Connubial. If you wish to grow wealthy, get married. What it costs to support one vice, will support six children. Until a young man is married, he is tossed about from od degree of wickedness to another, till his health, strength and character are completely burstcd up nnd done for. Talk about your Congress water nnd sea bathing! there is nothing thelxird ever invented for the health equal to a virtuous woman. Were young men permitted to get married when they first feel a passion for muslin nnd calico, one half of the hereditary diseases thnt the human family nre afflicted with would be annihilated, nnd the race longer lived. M?" Those who pretend to be in the se crets of the recent convocation of Know Nothing councils at Cincinnati, say that ano ther plank has been added to the National Platform of the party. It is to the effect that no nomination shall ever be made of any man for office who is attached to nny of the sectional or ultra parties into which the coun try is divided. Thus the nnti-Nebraskaite, the Abolitionist, the Maine Law man, the Nullifier, nnd the Disunionist, nre all repu. dialed and cut off. Conservative men friends of the Union nnd others, are to be put up for office. We have never had a doubt since the elections lost month, that all these umi were effectually killed off, never to be heard off" again. This movement whether dictated by patriotism or policy, it cannot be ques tioned, will add to the strength of the new party. 5? In Accomac county, Va., an amiabl young man named James Ames had dispute with his step-father, and ripped open his bowels from the breast down, laid open his heart an inch or two, then propped him up against a fence and cut his throat from ear to ear, and wss convicted in a court of murder in the second degree, and sentenced to 18 years imprisonment Hon. Henry A. Wise defended him, and saved his life by one of the most thrilling appeals ever listened to. Another Bank Defaulter. A teller In nns of the oldest banking houses at Chicago Is said to hove diappc4rcd,being defaulter to an amount ranging from (40,000 to 70,000. It ia supposed to huv beta squandered in gambling. - ' fashionable; religion. How truthfully does the following hit off the Religion of this world, which builds stately edifices with their towering steeples and oriental inside finish, yet denies a crumb to the starving mendicant It is from the Cleveland (Ohio) Plaindealor.and appears un. der the head of 'No. 1 of the Modern Drama:' Scene Fashionable street Plenty of four story blocks, big plate windows, with Ophirs of goods behind. Time Winter. Shaver and Pinchman discovered walking together towards their places ot Business. S. (loo) How's your new church! P. Flourishing finely. The steeple when completed, will be two hundred feet high. Think of that! How's your church! S. All right You heat us on steeples; ours Is already built ana measures only a hundred nnd ninety. Ws give mat up. lltlt we shall knock you on organs. Ours eost $3000. P. Yon do floor us on organs, that's a fact But per contra, we shall throwyour chanda liers to the shade. Ours is ordered from the best firm in Paris, with a carte blanche as to cost I may mention, incidently, that I paid a hundred dollars towards it. S. Well, as to chandaliers, I yield the palm, but our pulpit and fixings will leave yon nowhere. The pulpit is nil mahogany, nnd so nre the sota an? chnirs. J he bible alone comes to two hundred dollars. The covers of the sacred volume nre edged and clasped with solid gold; actual weight nine ounces. 1 may add that 1 donated all but fif ty dollars of it Aside Beat him that time.) P. You have us there again. Such gener ous rivalry in the great cause of religion is truly cheering. J hough we may diner on some small points (they belong to the differ ent denominations) we yet work together for the common triumph of true Christianity. S. beautiful! Mv sentiments exactly. (A child with a skeleton face, and her lit. lie leg red with cold, solicits charity. S. and P. by common impulse look very hard into vacancy ahead. The child importunes. At last S. almost stumbles over her, and is forced to notice the tiny wretch.) S. (Majestically) Can't help you. Never give a cent to beggars. Invariable rule. P. (Putting on an extra touch of frigidity) Just my principles. Thank you forexprese ing them 60 well. . If folks will be lazy, let em starve. (S. and P. move at a faster gate, while the mortal of a mendicant sits down on a chilly stone, sticks her dirty knuckles into her eyes and has a good cry.) S. Here is my place. Good morning. Aside Shrewd humbug, P. But 1 It get the suit of him yet P. Good morning. (Aside Sharp fellow, but I II knock him on the next trade!) (S. enters, writes a notice to quit ton fam ily of poor tenants, while 1'. goes down to Lf . J 1 t r -1 l l. ins siorq alio, ouiucs tne cierna.y ' Curtain fulls. "The Resurrection of Poland." This dream, said to be haunting the brain of so practical a man as Louis Napoleon because some of his newspaper Organs hnpptn to be amusing themselves with it meets with a derisive laugh from the organ of the British aristocracy and British government, the Lon don Times, which says : "We shall not follow those writers who, in Paris or elsewhere, amuse their readers by speculations on the resurrection of decayed nationalities, or uy large serruunm niouvu- tions on the map of Europe. The real situa tion of Europe is too critical, the real prob lems before us are too intricate, to admit of these flourishes, which anticipate in a pam phlet the work of a Congress, and achieve by a stroke of the pen the results of o success ful war." IS?" The aggregate returns from the Con gressional elections in the sixteen States which have already choson their members, show the election of 84 supporters of the ad ministration nnd 106 opponents. In the present Congress the same States are repre sented by 05 administration men and 45 op ponents. A majority of fifty has been con verted into a minority of 72, and nearly half the Union to hear from. The American Party. Tho Washington City American Organ defines the principles of the American or"Know Nothing" party to be essentially conservative and patriotic It is composed of men of almost every political affinity and embraces every section of the Union. This paper says : "The American party' was formed on the basis of the Constitution and the Union, and is destined to preserve both, by punlying the body politic, and exercising a conservative influence wherever its organizations prevails. If there be anv destructive principle in our creed, it seeks only the destruction of native demagogisin and foreign influence. We do seek to destroy all political native demagog- ism, nnd all descriptions ol foreign inmibncc, and we are yet to learn thut the constitution forbids our doing this, or thnt the Union would be endangered by our complete suc cess in these particulars." MARRY FOR LOVE. nnv ! nnnr. and I am poor. v., ur u'ill and so say no more. And should the bairns you mention come; (As few that marry dui nave some,; No donbt but Heaven will stand our rnend, And bread as well as children send. So fares the hen in a farmer's yard. To live alone she nnas it nnra; I've known her to weary every claw In senrch of corn among the straw! But when in senrch of nicer food She clucks amid her chirping brood, h'i.i. ;.,, I'vo epn that sell same hen. Thnt scratched for one could scratch for ten, These nre the thoughts that make me wining To take my girl without a shilling; And for the same cause, d'ye see, enny s resolved to marry mei c.ndT Fascination. A few weeks since a little boy who was known to be fre. quently absent from school, was noticed in the neighborhood of Privet by a shepherd in the employ of Martinean, Esq., to be very busily engaged In the road. He ap- nri asuiasi ns!aiiiJi In finI iroachen nearer, sou i r.iin,T two adders! The bev having crumbled the bread in his snchel, spread It out in his pinafore, and the adders cams and cut the rood irom ins mp, piumug up m crumbs with great dexterity. After feeding hem, he lay on me grouna ana piaysu wim nth them, all three seeming Ut enjoy the port But If the little urchin rejoiced in . M tt,- -kjknt, A AA nni fnv with ieir COmpnnv, mw -iiti- - ...t. j;n'.,,ltv ha killed the adders, to the preat distress of their little playmate, who . , ... , i it..:. ..in.i,. IVi'iikin wepl Dtwerij Mirror, MARRIED AND SINGLE LIFE. We extract the subjoined from a speech delivered by Mr. Alexander Frizell, in reply to the toast of "The Ladies," at ths recent banquet ofthe Quarter Sessions Grand Ju ry: "Mr. Frizell, after, some introductory re marks, said: I remember reading an anecdote which I cannot forbear mentioning, it so bean tifully illustrates the force of female affec tion. When the Emperor Conrad besieged Hensburg, the women of the city found it . was impossible the place could hold out They, therefore, unanimously petitoned the Emperor to allow them to leave ths city with only as much as each could carry with her. The Emperor, believing thnt the harden of each would necessarily be light conceded to their request A flag of trues was hoisted, and silence prevailed, when tle gates flew open. .The women marched put rank and file arid w hat do you think they w ere carry ing! Peace be to their ashes, snd honor to their memory t Every one of them had he husband on her back. (Cheers.) The Em peror was so stricken by their conjugal fideli ty that he restored the wives back to their husbands and the city to all its former priv ileges. "Now, Mr. Chairman and gontlemen I ask you, could all the bachelors in the wide world this day produce an action comparable to that! Oh, that I had the reasoning power of Socrates, that I might induce these young men whom I see around me to consult their own hnppiness by renouncing what is falsely called single blessedness 1' (Great cheering.) Socrates, once, on delivering a lecture to the Athenians on love and matrimony, pressed home his subject so powerfully and convinc ingly on the hearts of his audience, by show ing them thecomfortsand advantages the mar ried man possessed over the bachelor, that alt the men rose up in one body solemnly de- . during thnt they would marry on the first available opportunity. Of course Indies will not be the first to declare their love. No! they would rather let concealment 'like the worm 1' the bud, feed on their damnsk cheek.' They are like the golden nuggets In aurifer ous regions they will not como to you un sought But, do you seek the inestimable treasure of a wife, and you will be rewarded : by a bliss, the adequate description of which would alike defy the pen of poet or the pencil of artist" (Great Cheering.) Law in New Orleans. The New Orleans lawyers are getting a reputation equal to the Philadelphia lawyers at a legal quibble. Ac cording to the Picayune a man was on trial for having entered a houso and stolen some properly. The testimony was cloar that he had made an opening sufficiently large to admit the up per part of his body, nnd through which he protruded himself about half wny,nnd stretch ing out his arm, committed the theft The Attorney for the defence addressed the jury: "What an outrage 1" (looking horrified, and with out-stretched nnd trembling arms.) "I " repeat, what nn outrage upon your intelli gence and common sense is it for the State's Attorney to ask at your hands the conviction of my client on such testimony! The law is ' against entering a house, and can a man be said to enter a house, when only one half of his body is in nnd the other half out 1 Gen tlemen, look to the Divine Law on this point. God commanded Adam and Eve not to eat the apple I e. the whole of the apple. Ana all the commentators agree thut, if they had ' only eaten one half, they would not have been expelled from the blooming garden of Eden." The jury brought In a verdict of "guilty" as to one-half of his body from tho waist up, and "not guilty" as to the other half. The Judge sentenced the guilty half to one year s imprisonment. . . ' Another Wild Cat Bank Failure. The ' Southern Recorder, of Tuesday, announces the failure of thut Wild Cat swindling shop, the Bank of Millidgeville, thus: "This Institution, which it will be remem- bered. turned Wild Cat last spring, closed ' doors on Wednesday last We presume It has but few bills out in Georgia. Is it not tune their for the people everywhere to reform system of banking! ' ' "Newspapers are the first blossoms and the promising signs of American civilization, wherever it plant itself. Hardly is a log cabin built or n tent pitched in the wilder ness, before presses are nt woik, and the active mind and the aspiring souls of the settlers express themselves in a paper of their own, devoted to their interests and to the promulgation of their views. Dr. Dewey was charged with saying that if it was necessary to save the Union he would see his own mother sent into slavery, in a recent lecture he took occasion to deny this. What he said was: I urnnld rniuent thnt mv own broiher. mv son, should go into Slavery ten times rather would 1 go myseii man mnt mis union should perish for me or mine." t?The shoe business is said now to be duller than ntany previous tirus since 1840. There Is less demand abroad, especially ia California and Australia, than last year, and mnnpv In the South and West to purchase, while stock and labor hove been enormously high. In Lynn and other manufacturing towns of Massachusetts, the bosses" have reduced their hands, and many men are out of employ , 3jrThe true foundation of bosuty In wo man is exercise In the fresh air. No eosmotie is equal to this. English ladies of rank are celebrated, all over the world for their spleu. did persons and their brllliuut complexions and they are proverbial for their attention to walking and riding. The sallow cheek, stooping figures, susceptibility to cold, end almost constant Ill-health, which prevail among the American wives and daughter, generally, are to be attributed almost entirely to their sedentary life. A wonvut can no more become beautiful, or remain so with out healthful exercise in the open air than plant can thrive without light. jjT One train on the Erie Rail Road brought Into New York on Thsnksgiving Dav, nioety tons of poultry.