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8. P. IVINS, EDITOR ASD PROPRlETOBj rtnTT. year. pTbl.'lT or $3 at tbt unlrailoh of the year. -rMaraeea ' rir1 No paper ditcontlniKd "'" " ! p!ud.oept. th. ! for . 15, For announcing ih names of enawa CaJh. ..ii... chvtei at tht regular Obituary Nutlet orar Kiln", cnargw adertlain rt. f . . t0 promote the prlrate AU eommunicatlonj IntendM " , HcbooU or end. or Intereaw ''X'lZ Tidvrtitme.i. laairlduall, will b charged a a" "T wr wJ no f lay makes Jack a duU "."Christmas comes but once a year," and ss our handt wanted a holiday, we can furnish our reader. thU week with a half heel only. When a hnngry young gentle man' complained about the scantiness of the snpper placed before him, he was consoled with the remark that he would have the less to eat And so of our paper this week if the reader is disposed to 'grumble nt llio "curtailed dimensions" he has the fact to tonsole him that there is less to read a fact which, in tegard to some pnpers, must nU ways be a reliof to the discriminating reader. We presume, however, no apology is neces sary, as we have never in the period of over six years which the paper has been pub lished missed a number, and never varied an hour In the time of going to press, and but once before had occasion to send out "a half lour which every body knows is better than no bread at all. Hoping and believing our readers will agree with us that oiir pres. enten-smnlled issue, like the old lady's coffee, Is "very good what there is of it, and plenty of it such as it is," we take our leave of them for the present year, with the trust that its closing hour will find them surrounded by substantial blessings, and that, like oursolf, thoy aro prepared to enter upon the duties of the new one, to battle cheerfully and man fully with its trials, vicissitudes and tempta tions, and with consciences void of offence toward God and their fellow-man. Meetinq of Stockholders. The annual meeting of the Stockholders East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company, occurs on Monday the 1st day of January. It is desir ed there should be a full attendance of the Stockholders. Stockholders nttonding the meeting will of course be passed over the road free. J5FSovorul communications are unavoida bly crowded out this week, among them that of "An Old Stockholder," which did not reach us until Thursday morning nftor the matter for our"half sheet" hnd been made up. Parksvillb. This is the name of a post eflice recently established in Polk county. Jas. Parks, Esq., is the post-master. Disappointment. The Iilakely Choral Company, advertised last week to be here In a fow days, have declined the visit and gone "down South." Those young gen'hjmcn who believe music to "be the food of love," will be dreadfully disappointed, although they will savo thoir dimes. Bank or Chattanooga. We learn from the Gazette that this institution has declared a dividend of 6 per rent, for the six months preceding the 18th instant. (3y On Wednesday night last, according to appointment, M. P. Jarnagin, Esq., deliv ered an address, at the Presbyterian Church in this place, on the subject of a Prohibitory Liquor Law. We were debarred the plea sure of being present by oflice business, but have heard the effort spoken of as a very able one, abounding in facts and arguments in regard to the evils of intemperance suf ficient to arrest the attention of the most careless. cr- Moridian Sun Lodge, No. 60, Free and Accepted Masons, celebrated the 37th, the anniversary of St John the Evangelist. There was a rery good turn out of members, and the addicss at the Church, by the Rev, Jno. L. Gay, is said to have been of more than ordinary ability and interest. fjf It is said that Governor Roedor, of Kausas,'ill refuse to give a certificate of election to tho Delegate just chosen from tho Territory of Kansas in Congress, because of the illegality of the votes. Two thirds of the votes polled aro said to have been im ported from Missouri expressly for the occa sion. Wo hope tho report is not true. tW According to information said to have been dorived from the delegates of the West, ro Territories to Congress, thcro will soon be eight or ton applications from said Terri tories for admission as sovereign States Into the Union. In aldltion to theso, we are like ly to have an iinmediato application of tho same sort from the Sandwich Islands. l3?"Southorn Military Academy Lottery, Class II. was drawn nt Montgomery on the 90th insti The following are the principal drawn numbers; 4000, $7300; 356, 5000; 1060, $3000; 057, 6719, each $1000. The capital prize was drawn at Montgomery and Mobile. -f7 Rumor says Rufus Choate has joined the Know Nothings. Also, that Mr. Fillmore being called on to address a Know Nothing assembly, came forward and made 'the sigus," and then retired amid thundering applause. Heads 0r Wo learn from the Macon Telegraph, that the Know Nothing Board of Aldurmor. reeontly elected in that place, hns taken otT the heads of all tho foreign born uifice-holdura in the employ of tlio oily. Boston, December 33. Tho Newspaper Exchange building were burned yesterday. The o likes of several weekly papers were consumed. t'fTCol. Parks, post-master at Parks ville, Polk county, will act as agent for the "Post" in that neighborhood, and will take a pleasure in forwarding the names of fiew subscribers, &c. , p W neglected Inst week to notice the receipt of some very largo turnips from oar friend, Col. Barb, of this county. One of thorn measured over 33 iuclies in circulator enco. HT MoJ. Joseph Robinson, of this coun try, offers a valuable farm for sale. See ad. vorliseinent. . IjflT The word "impossible" is the mother tonga f little u'e. CHARLESTON CORRESPONDENCE. Charleston, Pec. 33, 1854. Our money market is becoming more tight each day, and the banks becoming less able to assist their customers when wanted to do so. Many persons having notes coming due are compelled to renew a portion of them, thus continuing the fund of our banks lock ed up in unavailable securities. It is very Impressive that we will have just such a time as we had in 1837, and the interests of money will rate so high that it will be use less for a business man to pay them, as lie will be gradually destroying bis means with out doing his business any good. Cotton is still declining slowly,, and will continue to do so until a reaction takca place. All kinds of produco are tending down ward In price, but apparently stand better than Cotton. There is no speculative demand for either. ' Sterling Exchange is falling down to the shipping point, it being 108J a 103 j Bills on New York are selling at J per cent, on the street, and in some cases as high lib 6 a 7 aro paid by the borrower. Usury laws will always cause this state of things, because by their penalties many men are induced to re fuse loaning money at tho low rate as it will not pay them for their trouble, and they will not ask higher rates besause it would bo a violation of the law let it bo ever so absurd. It appears to be the general impression here that the price of property and rents will go down in this city. I hope so, for they are enormously high. We had a boiler explosion yesterday morn ing, by which one white man and three ne groes were so badly scalded that they have since died. Our business men are doing a very large business in all branches. Whether they are selling for cash, I cannot say, but I thiuk not, although prices here are very low in comparison to those of last year. - MERCHANT. IC7 The Franklin Review, in noticing the haste of certain papers to bring forward gen tlemen for the noxt race for Governor, and the names that havo been mentioned in con nection with tho subject, says: "Take tho list, nnd shake all the names to gether, then get the best Prohibitory liquor law candidate, and we are for him against the held." We feel that our friend of the Review is heartily and sincerely what ho professes to bo in favor of a Prohibitory Law, because he believes such a measure would do more than any other to check nnd suppress the growing evil of intemperance. Now we we would like to soe the Liquor question presented to the people detached1 from all others, because we believe in that shape it would triumph, and we do not believe it will in any other. Numbers who would vote for it if the test is made direct Liquor or Kb Liquor will dodge it as a sido issue. According to our notion, the Legislature com mitted a blunder in not passing the proposi tion to submit to the people a blunder, bo cause by that course they could have got rid of the question, whether successful or not, and precluded the contingency of its coming up year aflor year, to affright the souls of timid aspirants with its dreadful presence. We learn thnt in several counties in this end of the Stato Prohibition men will bo run with what success it is not for us to pre dict. In any event, it is to be hoped enough of the right sort of men will be elected to the next Legislature to send the matter to the people direct, nnd nt a time when no other elections are occurring. Let them have it in a shape where there is no chance for dodging, shuttering behind or covering up under other issues. In this form we are certain the question will show a degree of strength which it will never manifest in any other. We are not advised what course is to be pursued in this county, or who are like ly to Ve candidates; but we trust no one will aspire to a seat in tho next Legislature who is unwilling to submit the question to the consideration and decision of the peo ple. . Kossuth on the War. On tho 30th ult., a meeting was held in London in commemo ration of the Polish revolution of 1830, nnd nt which Kossuth delivered an eloquent ad dress. The course cf the allied governments, in conducting tho war, is criticised without mercy, whlio tho gallantry of their armies is dwelt upon with spontaneous admiration and applause. According to Kossuth, tho only means of securing the West of Europo against tho encroachments of Russia, is the reconstruction of Poland, followed by tho restoration of the other lately subjugated nnd suppressed nationalities of the Continent. J5? Said n purse-proud man, just getting into his cnrrlngo, with his wife nnd daughters flaunting in velvet nnd furs to a poor laborer who wns shovellingcoal into his vault 'Joe, if you had not drank rift, you might hnve now been riding in my carriage, for nothing else could have prevented a man of your edu cation nnd opportunities from mnking money.' True enough,' wns the reply 'and if you hnd not sold rum and tempted me nnd others to drink and become drunkards, you might have been my driver.' 1ST" When people talk about tho heavy expenses of tho British and French govern, ments iu the war against Russia, it may bo well for them to inquire who foots tho bills. Thus far Amoricnn gold hns evidently done it. Tho balance of tradu in favor of France nnd England, in their commercial intercourse with the United States, has drawn nearly all the gold product of California, and this is now paying for the war. It therefore becomes a serious question how many such wars we can oflord to carry on without minding the expenses. Matrimony: Hot buckwheat cakes warm beds comfortable slippora smoking coffee, round arms rod lips shirts exulting lu buttons redeemed stockings boot-jacks happiness, die. &c Single Blessedness: Sheet Iron quilts blue noses frosty bones ice in tho pitcher unredeemed linen lioelless socks coffee sweetened with icicles guttapercha biscuits flabby steaks dull razors corns, coughs and colics rhubarb aloes misery, die. -tT" The worst feature in a man's face is his nose when stuck into other people's af fairs. Bnsybodici will please make a note. FOREIGN NEWS. Halifax, A'. 8., December 33. The British and North American Royaf Mail Steam Ship America, Capt. W. J. C. Lang, has arrived at this port from Liverpool with advices to the 9th inst. General Intelligence. The most important item of news by this arrival is that Austria has signed a treaty of alliance with -France and England which binds her to declare war against Russia in onu month, the latter pow ers guaranteeing her against invasion or in surrection. She has, also, asked the support of the German States which are arming, but Russian influence is at work to resist her efforts to obtain it. Affairs at Sebastopol are in statu quo. Omar Pasha, with 40,000 troops, was about embarking for the Crimea, The Spanish Chambers have decided to support the present Dynasty Mr. Soule had arrived at Madrid, and re sumed his duties. New York, Dec. 24. The Bremen mail steam ship Washington nrrived nt her wharf in this city to-day from Bremen, via South ampton, having left the latter port on the 6th inst. The tenor of her advices has been antic pnted by the arrival of the America at Halifax. We glean, however, tho following items from our files of English papers received by her. A disposition is innnifested to distrust A us trin, notwithstanding the treaty of alliance. The losses of the allies during the great gnlo are not so severe as at first reported. Fourteen vessels, principally sailing trans ports, were wrecked near Sebastopol. Two French line of battle ships nnd thirteen other vessels went ashore. Some got off, and oth ers were burnt to prevent them falling into the hands of the Russians. The Cossacks fired on the crew, and the loss of life was frightful. I3T The Toledo Blade states that the grand jury of the county of Hillsdale, Michi gan, have found bills of indictment against the conductors of the Michigan Southern Road, for putting off passengers from ears who refused to pay a charge for fare which the people deem illegal and extortionate; and for false imprisonment in conveying passe n gers past the stations for which they were destined. 03" The Stato of Vermont is intersected by 400 miles of rail road, which havo proba bly cost up to the present time $34,000,000, or $50,000 n mile. Their construction has doubled within the last ten years, the value of the taxable property of the State. f5y"The British and French Ministers hnve presented remonstrances against the an nexation of the Sandwich Islands. Mr. Mnrcy has replied that if tho treaty be consummated, the rights of England and Franco will. bo re spected. A fellow out west, who was recently elected to the Indiana Legislature, from red Creek, in Wayne county, wns so elated at his success, thnt be caught himself by the seat of his trowsers and tried to hold himself out at arms-length. It is said that he would have accomplished tho feat if he had not let go to spit on his hands. The Presidenct. The Journal nt Galves ton, Texas, has an article on the Presidency, taking strong "American" ground, nnd favor ing tho pretensions of Mr. Fillmore. It ridi cules the idea of running Gen. Houston, who, by the way, we seo it stated, has just joined the Baptist church nt Brenhmn, Texas. A Heavt Failure. A failure in the lum ber trade recently occurred nt Quebec, with liabilities to the amount of $3,000,000 that of Mr. William Price. Unlike most of the other lumber merchants there, he used to get out his own lumber, for which purpose ho kept going over thirty several establishments, one of which that at Chicoutimi, loaded 29 vessels for Liverpool, with sawed lumber, last year. All those immense establishments are nt a stand still. Other failures in the same business are anticipated. fj-The New York Herald says that ar rangements have already been effected in the ranks of the Know Nothings, both in New York and Virginia, which render morally cer tain the defeat of Sewnrd for the United States Senate by our new Legislature, and also the defeat of Wise, tht democratic Cabi net candidate for Governor of Virginia. Victories of the Allies. The London Times in commenting on the Inst battle of Sebastopol, pertinently enquires: "How many more such victories can we afford to win ere we sink overwhelmed by tho weight of our own triumphs, vanquished by our own valor, nnd worn out by our own success" Baltimore, Dec. 23. William II. Martin, indicted on tho charge of purloining $3 nnd $2$ gold coins, nnd sundry promises to pay, from the Baltimore Post Office in November, was found guilty in the United States District Court to-day, Judge Giles presiding. Cukinq a bad Temper. If a mnrricd lady of n cross, unhappy disposition, will take tho trouble to wash her face, and comb her hair, and arrange her dress, it will be almost im possible to indulge in anger until her hair and dress become disarranged agnin. If a gentle man is troubled in the same way, let him kiss his wife three times a day, nnd put on a clean shirt every morning, nnd our word for it, he will bo the happiest man in tho world. A New Plank. A Sufi, of our acquain tance, admits th.it he would willingly adopt the Free Soil Platform, If, to the Free Soil, Free Speech nnd Free men, they would ndd another plnnk, namely, that of Free Drinks! Early Vegetables. The result of in temperance namely, the blossoms on a to per's nose like enrly peas, are forcod by the system of glass oulture ! Vert Right. When Horace Greeley spoke of the Maine Law Candidate as a "crockery god," he used one of the happiest of terms. The whole cohtost was one for Jug or not (Juggernaut 1 ) t-s7 We fiud the following paragraph In some of Iho pnpors: "Although Clarke hns boon officially de clared Governor elect of New York, the Al. bnny Atlas contends that Seymour is lcgul ly elected by 843 majority. HARD TIMES. noil Tin LTSCHacaa nunuj A writer in the National intelligencer puts the subject of the preseni hard times among commercial men in a nut-shell. The follow, ing are his views: "The Secretary of the Treasury estimates the nmount of specie in the country, on tht 30th of September last, at 8241,000,000. He says: "Of this snm there wns about 860,000, 000 in the bunks and $26,000,000 in the U. Suites Treasury; the rest being in circulation among the people or hoarded up. At the period of the diceovery of gold in California, there was in tho country about $100,000,000, snd of this $50,000,000 was held by banksand $50,000,000 by individuals. Thus, in about seven years the amount in the bank vaults has only increased 8 i 0,000, 000, while the amount iu private hands has increased $95,000,000. It is chiefly held where it is not wanted, and has not materially increased where it is vitally necessary; for the enlargement of bu siness operations has rendered essential an extension of bank facilities, requiring a cor responding increase of the specie basis. J h derangement o! credit, caused by the diminution of bank accommodations, is the truo key of the present hard tunes: nnd there will be no relief until, growing out of the in tcrruiition of business, those who have hoard. ed the specie shall be compelled to spend it, and it will thus hnd its way buck to the hanks." It is here a subject worthy of the gravest consideration in the present emergency, that among the parties who"Iuivo hoarded the specie" of the land and are still hoarding it thus taking away the basis, and per force urg. ing a diminution of bank accommodations are the Sub-Treasurers of the United Suites. Thero is an abundance of specie in (he coun try, if the estimate of the Secretary of the Treasury, and we do not doubt it, bu correct. The total of specie in banks nnd Treasury depositories amounts to $86,000,000 against $59 835,775 in 1851, nnd 854,500,000 in 1848. In the latter year there were only $8,101,353 reported in the Treasury deposi tories, w hilst on the 30th September, 1854, the Secretary tells us the amount then locked up wns $26,000,000 or nearly three times more than the whole specie basis of nil the banks of the city of New York, and about eight times greater than that of nil the banks in Virginia. Now how is it, with this abun. dance of specie in New York and in the conn try, the bunks are crippled in their nccomiuo dations by the want of nn available supply ? We hear that the brokers carry it off where? to New York! And whyt On account, we are told, of the demand for exportation to meet foreign bills. But is there not another source of demand there aiding to drain the specie from every corner of the land 1 Is there not another power, located at thnt financial centre, whose very existence at the present time is essentially antagonistic to the opera. lions of every State bank in the Union ? The banks of Virginia are now cramped in their operations by the deficit of a specie basis which they cannot hold. Tho specie is es sential to their operations. It is also essen lial to the transactions of (he general govern ment nnd its officers in New York. State notes, the currency of the people, will not answer, nnd the consequence is, the weaker party is disfurnished nnd has to succumb. The importer must pay his customs, duties nnd the broker is the agent who profits by his necessities, nnd in whose hands are placed the funds received from the Virginia mer chant to be ottered for immediate' redemption at the Virginia Bank from whence they were issued. Mr. Guthrie locks up tho metallic proceeds; and thus, with nn actual abundance of specie, stato banking institutions arc em bnrrassed, and credit as it consequence is im paired by tho want of a due supply. In conclusion, and in illustration of the fact that tho policy upon which the sub- Treasury scheme is administered can and does vitally nffect the business of the country, we quote the following remarks, delivered by Mr. Dix, then Assistant Treasurer, nt New York, in the Autumn of 1853. In his lauda tions of the manner in which the various de partments hnd been conducted under the present administration, he attempted. to show that tho sub-Treasury hns been instrumental in arresting a revulsion "scarcely less severe than thnt of 1837," nnd added : "From May to September there wns a pre valent bias to over action in almost every business, legitimate and ill-;itiiiiitc in trade, banking, stock jobbing and land speculation, under tho impulse given to commercial enter prise. The Treasury balance ran up to more than ten millions. This rapid accumulation of coin, nnd the enormous sum of ten millions thus withdrawn from the reach of operators, checked in n very salutary manner the geiicr- ni tenaency to over action. If the treasury balance of ten millions had the effect here claimed for it, tq what degree may we think it possiblo that tho balance Inst September, of g 26,000,000, locked np in tho federal vaults, has served to check, not in a salutary manner," but with paralysing effect, tho credit and financial operations of the country 1 The Sub-Trcasury, it will bo here recollected, was a grand experiment in the "divorce of bank nnd State." It may be Irrele vnnt, but ns a curious enquiry we ventnro to ask, what may we think of the character of the dinorce under which the agents of the federal government could thus check the tendencies of trade nt will, ns Mr. Dix him self claims had been done? The total of the srerare amount of Piwle of the New York city bankf for the werk ending bee., wh siii,Ds8,i1. On lt Oct., ISM. the Specie in the banks oi tirgmiawa. fj,w,i. Washington, Dec. 20. There hnsbecn much excitement in monied circles yesterday and to-day, growing out of the recent statement made by the Trustees of tho Exchange Bank of Seidell, Withers & Co. The statement shows that the individual members of tho firm are the largest debtors, and that more than two. thirds of the million of assets of Mr. Withers are w orthless. The notes of the bank were selling on Monday nt a discount of ten per cunt. Yesterday and to-day they w ere sold by the brokers at a discount of forty per cent. tST A young gentleman, who is quite n Indira' man, found himself the other evening, rather unexpectedly, in company with a large company of ladies nnd wishing to make him self as ngreenble as possible, without know. Ing exactly what to sny, commenced his con versa tion in his most bewitching stvlu by say. in,"Ah! ladies, I'm chid to see von, Ren 1 1 v. there nre so ninny of you together here, thiit I in afraid you must all ! Know Nothincs!" "Oh, no, Indeed," replivd one of them rather taruy, i siui, iwi wruvw. Their Power The Washington Union iu an article on the impropriety of concerting pulpits into political rostrums, thus speaks of the power of the clergy: "Of all profes sions in the community physicians not ex ceptedclergymen exercise the most power ful influence be it for good or for evil. As a general rule, their strictly moral lives, their high intellectual gilts, and their rare powers of persuasion, coupled with their culling, which demands an untiring devotion to the temporal and eternal welfare of their fellow, men, inspire a confidence and beget nn affec tion the extent of which cannot easily bo ex aggerated." We think the Union exaggerates the political power of our clerical friends. In religious matters we admit they wield n con trolling influence, but we much question whether they will ever be able to produce any very great effect in the political market. Eight-tenths of onr clergymen opposed the resolution, nnd thought we were wnrring against God, in taking up arms against George III. A majority of the cler, opposed tho war of 1812 nnd the war against Mexico. Their opposition, however, amounted to noth ing. The people of the United States are so justly jealous of clerical interference in electioneering matters, that their opposition to a matter, almost invariably lends to its tri umphant adoption. The Union feels "alarm ad" at the exhibitions of which we have spoken. Wo think the alarm uncalled for. Politically speaking, the pulpit of llie United States is ns impotent ns the strong minded women. Democracy and Know-Notiiingism. The Memphis Appeal, Democrat, "pilches" into Senator Adams, Democrat, for introducing his bill to amend the naturalization laws, after the following fashion: "Senator Stephen A. Adams, of Mississippi, has introduced into the Senate of tho United States a bill providing for extending the term of the naturalization of foreigners to twenty one years. Under the elder Adams the term of residence qualifying a foreigner for citi zenship was fixed nt fourteen years. During Mr. Jefferson's administration it wns altered to five years. Mr. Adams professes to be a democrat, hut in ths movement ho writes himself down a Federalist. His proposition will not stand tho lest of public discussion. Wearing the Beard. An exchange says, "a great reform is going on in the matter of wearing beards; nnd they now appear in tin trimmed luxuriance upon tho faces of men who stand nt the remotest possible distance from the character of fops. In all ranks of life, and in every grade of employment, the rnzor is in a measure eschewed, and men lire returning to reason. Moustaches, even, nre now ns common ns a few years nco they were rare. The chills of the coming winter will bo as potent in starting beards as they will be powerful in blasting vegetation. Razors, colds, nnd bronchitis w ill bo laid aside to gether, and n flowing beard supersede the use of an indefinite list of patent medicines." High Prices for Negroes. From the nn. nexed extract from the last 'Danville Repub lican,' it seems that the financial difficulties of the day nre to a groat extent confined to the cities nnd trading communities, while tho farmers and planters nre enjoying the fruits of the high prices for grain and tobacco for several years : "At a Commissioneis'sale.a fow days since in this neighborhood, n negro man was sold for $1,270, nnd n negro woman, with n child eight months old, for $1310, the rest of them twelve in number, for proportionate high prices, though the above were the largest sums paid for any two of them. At this sale, as at most others we have heard of, farmers uninterested in the property outbid all othors." Times Improving East The Albany Knick says : There was a "run" mnde on the gingerbread man of Troy on Saturday. Up to 2 o'clock he hnd redeemed two crullers nnd a doughnut. In consequence of the stamina exhibited, consols advanced an inch and n half. f?F"Our police intelligence this morning, says the New York Herald of Wednesday, contains accounts of frauds, robberies, bur glaries, larcenies, assaults, nnd other crimes, of various grades and degreesjjhowing n most deplorable state of society and a la mentnblo deficiency on the p.'krt of the police force of tho ci'y. Something should be done at onco to put a check to these rapidly increasing enormities. Hogs. The Louisville Journm of Tlnirs. day says : "The receipts aro very light, nnd wo hear of no snlvs. The market is quiet." The receipts at Madison exhibit an increase of 20,000 head. The Cincinnati Gazette of Friday says: Tho general feeling is, that should the packing in tho West fall short, tho business will pay at present prices, but if on the con trary, the number should be as great as that footed up last year, the result would he of an opposite character. With reference to the supplies nothing definite or satisfactory has been ascertained. At some points a falling oil' will undoubtedly be shown, but others will increase, and while we nro not prepared to say there will ben full and increased busi. ness In the aggregate, wc may remark that the indications point in this direction rather than to n falling off in numbers. Turning the Ague to Account The riellefountainn (Ohio) Republican says Iho lloosiers on tho Wnbnsh turn their ,:agy shakes" to some account. They climb into the top of a "shell bark" just ns tho chill conn s on, nnd by the limo tho "personal earthquake" leaves them, there is not a hicko ry nut left on the tree. Naturalization Patkiis. Judge Denn, of the Supreme Court of the Stntt of New York, has foibidden the clerk to take" proofs and grant naturalization papers. He directs applicants to apply to the court, nnd to-day, alter hearing proofs in several cases, rejected applicants, lie has given his written opinion, holding the admission of aliens to the rights of citizenship as a judicial act, requiring ex animation by the court. A poor mechanic, residing m Cincinnati, named Win. 1 Walker, having received in telligence of the death of an uncle in Haiti more, by whom he wns left property worth $9,000, came to Baltimore, nnd to obtain tho cash, sold his claim for $8,000, returned to Cincinnati, went to visiting the fashionable saloons, and soon lost $6,000 at cards and billiards. 'Dallimort paper. Exactly. Place a beggar on horsebnck nnd hf will ride right straight to the devil. Hon. David L Yulee has been elecled to the U. S. Sunalo from Florida, in place of the Hon. Jackson Morton whoso term ex pires on the 4th of March next. E4T The wy to make a tall man "short" is to ask him to loan joa a hood red dollars. Know Nothisgs in Congress A corres pondent of the Philadelphia North American, writes as follows from Washington, of the first demonstration about Know-Nothingism in Congress: . The Know-Nothings have entered Con gress in an imposing manner. Mr. pollers, of Maryland, led the cortege this morning, with bills nnd resolutions looking to the establish, ment of their principles in legislation and official appointments. Thev gave rise to an important and suggestive debate.snd a strng gle began which lasted through the day nnd ended ns a drawn battle. The subject is still pending. Already, though no member of the present Congress was elected as a Know Nothing, the party seems to have a majority in the House. A popular feeling exists against the appointment of Soule, Belmont and Owen, which, I think, will compel their recall. There was not one member who spoke to-day, except Wittc, of Pennsylvania, who did not refer to them as improper repre sentatives of the country abroad. This new question will derange nil party calculations, and will submerge many existing issues. The acutest of the democratic politi cians admit that it will have its run until af ter 1856, hut after the Presidential election or that year they predict an immediate disrup tion of tho organization. This is a very en couraging view of tho case for the Know. Nothings, w ho would probably compromise with all opponents on tho success now promised them. There Was ono point in tho day's debate which was very striking. Several members opposed the resolutions with much vehe mence, but none of tin m called the Know Nothings hard names. None of them nbused the new parly ns a gang of eut-thro:.ts, assas sins of the constitution, and so on. No one, in short, indulged in that nhusivo slang against native Americanism and its principles, which formed the staple of the denunciations of the Washington Union, previous to the late elections. Power compels respect, and strength is a wonderful corrective of insolence. Relief of the Poor in New York. The Donrd of Common Council of New York hnve adopted a resolution authorizing the Comp troller to pay the sum of $10,000 to the "As sociation for Meliorating the Condition of the Poor." Last year the society paid out over $30,000 to'the poor, but this year the sub scriptions to the fund of the Society havu fallen off considerably. The Herald says po local or private society will accomplish much towards relieving tho distress which mus fall upon New York between this and the first of May next. Tho number of poor peo. pie who will starve, if alms be not afforded them, will far exceed anything that has been seen heretofore. - As evidence of the extraordinary de preciation in the value of real property in N. York, we learn that n house which was a short time ago erected on Fifth avenue, in the neighborhood of Thirteenth-street at an expense of fifty-two thousand dollars, has been sold for thirty-three thousand dollars; and another on Madison avenue, one door from the corner of Thirty-first street, which was built at a cost of twenty-one thousand, five hundred dollars, sold for only fourteen thousand five hundred. ff A Yankee has invented a machine for putting babies to sleep. It is supplied with fresh milk, pnragoric, Godfrey's Cordial nnd sugar, which it dispenses according to the necessities of the case. Mothers have only to chuck Thomas nnd Mary into the machine, where they will bo cared for four hours. To thoso w ho nro fond of "lightening the cares of life," going-to evening shindies, (lirting.nnd such like, the invention will indeed bo a "bles sing to mothers." Mr. J. II. Howe, who has been sev eral months "prospecting" in Kansas, gives his impressions ns follows in a letter to the Connenut (Ct.) Reporter, written on bonrd a steamer in tho Missouri river, Nov. 19, while on his way home: "I think the whole country is eminently adapted to slave labor. Wealthy slavehold ers, with plenty of 'help,' can possess them selves of those lands in large tracts,and make money in subduing nnd cultivating them. Tiiis they will do, nnd despite all efforts yet making, or means yet ndoptcxl, by the free States to prevent it, Kansas will be a slave Stale." 17 A Wnshjngton correspondent of tho Philadelphia Ledger says: The attempt to repeal the Nebraska bill can only be made for the purpose of agitation. Though some members may have voted ngainst the Nebras ka bill, they will not bu disposed to disturb it now that it has become the law of the land; w hile those who voted for it, will not stultify themselves by cashiering their own judgment. Besides, of what usu would the vote of the House be, w hen the Senate passed tho bill by n more than two-third majorily, nnd when the President is determined now, nnd ns long as he remains tho Chief Magistrate of the country, to put his ve'o on nny repeal of tho law. JjgT" Domeslic extravagance and foreign Indebtedness, says the New York Mirror, arc tho radical cau-cs of tho financial troubles which distress the country. There is a whole sermon in those few words. J3f According to n statement in the New York Times, Jenny I.ind gave 95 concerts in the United States, which yielded tha slim of $712,191, of which she receivad 1 '5,575 net nnd B.irnum $535,4S6 gross. ffTho Washington Star states that Mr. Davis has resigned his appointment ns aClerti in the General bind Office, and has been re ceived in the Virginia Annual Conference of I he Methodist Epi-copal Church South. Mr. Davis hns been appointed to the charge of Trinity Church, iliclinionrl. f Robert Schuyler, Iho defaulter, hns bought "a placo" on the Rhine, w hero he now resides, nnd hns sent for his family to join him. His confidential clerk camo a pnssen ger to Now York last week in the Baltic, on his employer's business. Colt's Revcvers. The English papers stato that the number of the repeating pistols, or revolvers, manufactured by Mr. Cultduring the last two vears, amounts to two hundred thousand. The Viceroy of Egypt has lately ordered five thousand of them for the equip, mcnt of his cavalry; and the British Board of Ordnance despatched, somo time ago, ten thousand to the llaltic fleet. rlt is stated thnt a Company is shortly to be formed in New York city for the manu facture of paper from snw-dunt and shavings. Experiments hnve been gone into, snd some uf thi) most beautiful paper Hindu frnn these materials. It is estimated that saw-dttst can bo purchased for $5 Per ton, and that the urn.,. lliroiitrli which it will rn In th nrn. dilution of DaDor wiil briiip tho nrica of the latter down at least SO per cent. Or all Tns Devils avoid th Blue. Remember this is a coinicjil world.much given to eairnlation therefore, If you would thrive and have "tallow covered kidnevs," yon must tickle tho community nnd cut melancholy. . Nobody wants to listen to distress if he can possibly avoid it. In a word, misery is a"dom bore" and wont be tolerated. A tnmedian can extract his hundred dollars a night, from, almost any community a beggar is doin" a duccd good business if he raises two loaves of bread. For children to complain Is all very well, Mr. Ferguson, but for s man of good sensu to go about like a dog with a scorbutic crani um is a ridiculous waste of good grunting, that might better bo kept for thechotic. Even the character of Cicero is lessened by the complaints he suffered to escape him ; and who can read the sad things written by the hanihhed Ovid, without despising the man whose misfortunes debnsed, whereas they should have exalted his mind. Men who have experienced evils w hich nre really of a trivial nature, ahould be in haste to forget them. These things nre important to them selves; but why should they suppose them Hiitlicifiitlv interesting to engage the atten tion of others? Agnin we say, if you havo trouble, just keep it to yourself; a jolly fellow can raise n half eagle at any time, n dismal individual could not effect a loan of one and ninepvnee if his soul depended on it. . Be cheerful there fore, for your own interest. Or. to condense the whole sermon into one line, " laugh snd grow fat." Everybody docs it, who has any expectation of rising in the world. A TrRiiiric Spectacl at Sebastopoi. The Russian batteries having it now alt their, own way, hammered unremittingly upon us with the greatest vivacity. They had sent forth from their ramparts loud shoots of de fiance or of victory when the explosion ol tho Fietich and EnglUh magazines acquainted them of cur misfortune; but it was now our. turn to crow, for about half past three thure suddenly shot upwards from tho works, or rnllier the Redan on our front, n white livid flame, which ascended high into tho air, and while we nil paused to gaze on the spectacle, a nonnd which made tho very earth tremble beneath us, followed by a most awful report,' told us that tho Redan had ceased to exist for in the next minute its garrisons of hun dreds, blown to atoms, dismembered, and mutilated by the a.tion of thei xplosion, were discovered hundreds of yards abovo the pa rent earth. So fearful and terrifying n spejv tacle I never have, nor do I hope ever again to w itness. In the midst of a dense volume of smoke nnd sparks, which resembled a wa-ter-spout ascending to the clouds, were visl. Lie to the naked eye, nnns, legs, trunks nnd heads of thejtussian warriors, mingled with cannons, wheels, and every ohjuct of military warfare, nnd I may say, with every living thing it contained. The. explosion in the French nnd English batteries were like flashes in the pan of a musket compared w ith this. ; 1 i 0rWhen you sue a young lady disposed toshufllu all the housework upon her mother's shoulders for the purpose of sitting down and "having a talk," or going into the neigh bor's, just make up your mind thnt she irn't much of an establishment. ggf There is no time spent more stupidly than that which some luxurious people pass in a morning between sleeping and waking, after Nature hns been fully gratified. Ha who is awake, may be doing somewhat: hb who is asleep is receiving the refreshment necessary to fit him for action; but the hours spent in dozing nnd not slumbering.can hard ly be called existence. Utah. We understand, says the Wash ington Union, that the President has nominal ted to the Senate Brevet Lieut. Col. Edward J. Steptoc, of the United States Army, to bo Govornor of Utah, in the place of Govornor Young, who wns appointed by President Fillmore. t-fir"An Indian hnd gone to Albany one oold winter's day, nnd got very drunk. On his way home, he became completely over come, lay down, and was frozen to death. His tribe wus nt that time much disposed to imitate tho habits of white men, nnd accord ingly held an inquest over the dead body. After a long powwow, they finally ngreed to thu verdict, that the deceased came to his death "by mixing too much water in his whis key, which had frozen in him and killed him." "Not so Soon." Upon the monument erected to the memory of Charles G. Ather ton, late Venator from New Hampshire, are these words "I expected this, but not so soon." How expressive of the prevailing weak ness of humanity. Thus do we nl! de ceive Ourselves. We all expect to die, hut "nut so soon 1" jyy" A farmer told his man, who wns thoroughly Irish, to run into the pasture and catch nn ox. "1 mean Iho off one; I will manage the oth er myself," lie said. Pat ran to do ns he was bidden, but sud denly paused vtith the exclamation "llu is a reasonable man, any how. Bednd and how urn I to know which is the or phan. I if Samivlo, peware of tho viinmins as ro.ids no newspapers. Your father married n worn hi thnt read none, nnd you're the sad konsequiMice. You're ns hignornnt as a Vise. Hignornnt people says it's throwing money away to tako papers, and fooliu' away time to read 'cm. What'ill Take the Scent out or Youa Clothes. Sitting on the piazza of the Cat aract House, wns n young foppish looking gentleman, his garments very highly scented with n mingled odor of cologne and musk. A solciiiu-laeed odd looking innn,nfter passing tho dandy several times, with looks of aver sion which drew general notice, suddenly stopped, nnd iu a conficntinl tone said, ".Stranger, I know w ha I'll take that scent out of your clothes; you" "What! do you mean, sirt" said the ex quisite, "tired with indignation," starting from his chair. "O get nind, now swear, pitch round.fight just becauso a man wants to do you a kindness! coolly replied the stranger. "But, I tell you, I do know what'll takeout that smell phew 1 Yoii just bury your clothes bury 'em a day or two. Uncle Josh got ufoul of a ehiink mid fn at this instant there went up from the crowd a simultaneous roar of mer riment; and the. dandy Very sensibly "cleared thu coop," and vanished up stairs. If you would be pungent, bo brief, for it Is with words as with sunbeams, the more they nro condensed, the deeper they burn. Heavt Damages for Seduction. A ver dict of ten thousand dollars was rendered in our Circuit Court, on Saturday, ngainst s res ident of our county for the seduction of a girl 13 years of nge. Thu suit wus brought, by the Mm. Springfield 111) Register. The following toast was fciven at Staunton, during the Session of tho Convention, "Tht Democracy of Virginia Like the Mother of the Gracchi, whun asked for her jewels, ah points to her Whigif , , ' The Empire City Bank of New York said to huve failed. To remove dirt from linen Jsrk a dandy out of his shirt.