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ATHENS, TEffli FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1855. VOL. VII-NO. 3G2. riffc POST In published every Friday nt f2 per your, MrnMelti adyance-, ot , If puyintnt ti delayed until the expiration of the yeur. Ad vcrlUfimnt will toe rhnrffcdsH per square ftf JV Unci, or less, for the first Insertion, and M cents for each continuance. A liberal deduction madu to those wlvo adrertlse by the year, fry IVrsons sendlnir adver tisement must maix the miiiibnr of times titer desire (hem Inserted, or they will he continued until forbid and charged acoordlnly. For anuounclug the uumei of candidates for office, f 5, Om. Obituary notices over 13 lines, charged at the regular trdvertlVmt, rates. All communication Intended to promote the private end or IntereMi of Corporation!. HocU tlow, School! or Individuals, will be churned an advTtl'nieiits. Job Work anch nslaiiiililet,MhMiU-,Circulnr. Cards, Blanks, Handbills, Ac, will bo executed in good llylf , and on rcanotinhle terms. 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Mr. Andrews, of Georgia, in accepting the American nomination fur Gov ernor, thus comments upon litis extreme liberality: The Democratic party still cherish in their ranks the Van Buroiis, Kings, and forty-three members of Congress who voted luruinst the Nebraska-Kansas bill; mid, through their President, (who too often gives his platforms to the South and his acts to the North,) have put under the ban, Dickinson, Itronson, mid others of the Hardshell Democracy, the most uncompromising and reliable friends the South ever had beyond the Potomac prov ing "false alike to iho friends who served, as well as the fues who would iiavo spared tlicm." The Methodists of Canada West, at their lata meeting, made two important changes in their church policy. They have consented to extend the period of a minister's residence on n circuit from two to five years, in any case where a request to that effect emanates from a quarterly meeting of the circuit. They have also consented to admit an equal representation of clerical and lay members of the annual district meeting of the convention. Tomboys. Tho public mind is awakening i tho importance of physical education. At the recent ladies' exhibition of gymnastic, caliatic, and dancing exercises, in Boston, Dr. Smith, Mayor, in his speech to tho parents nnd teachers while diatiibuting prizes, ad dressed them nt much length on tho impor tance of thus developing tho muscular appa ratus of children, and made the pertinent ro- mark, "that the girls he know when a boy, who used to climb trees and fences with the boys, and were called "Tomboys" by their mothers, were now, wherever found, leading women in society, with strong healthy bodies oud minds." Mayor Smith was right. Our girls had better be tomboys than mincing young ladies. Under a right system of edu cation they would be as far from one ex t ionic as the other; but if we must have an extreme, give us that which secures strong limbs, losy check, and a constitution that will last. (iltoufius for A Divorce. Ladies must beware of sitting in gentlemen's laps and kissitif them, in tho absence of their hus bands, for tho Supreme Court yesterday granted a divoiee in the case of Frederick Locrz against his wife Catharine, tho evidence showing that h was a Bcafnring man, and that during his absence at sea, Mrs. I.oorz was frequently visited by ono Henry Schmidt, and on one occasion sho was seen sitting in his lap, and as he was going away sho ne companiod him to the door, where ho kissed her and went off! New York paper. St. Louis, Aug. 31. It is rumored ttir.t Judge Elmore, of Kan sas, resist Iho government, and aavs Pierce lias no right to remove bin), because ho has not the power to interlere judicially. At the latest dates from Fort Riley one hundred persons hart died ot cholera. I-ouisville, Aug. 20. An Irishman named Hnrgndcn stabbed a Mr. .Medley, killing him, and escaped, hut was tiual I v captured. Two parties in pur suit of Iho murderer, by some mistake, fired on each other, wounding several but not so. riously. Boston, Aug. 18. Tho Hon. Abbott Lnwronco died this morn ingntll o'clock. IIiuiit of hiruuKNCE. To go into a print ing oflice, look over a compositor's shoulder nnd read his copy. To go into an cditot' room, rummage among bis nuwspapers, nnd look over his shoulder to rend his manuscript. Height of Justice. To kick such rascals out without ceremony, I Candor. Tho New Bedford Mercury, radical opponent of tho American party, ad. mitt that the guilt of the Louisville riot and bloodshed is on the side of the Germans and Irish. Who, that looks at the facts and will utter the truth, can come to any other con elusion ? Jugged. Au Iiiahmnu was placed In the lock-up of South Ward, one evening last week, charged with stealing lumber and making free with tho property of other people in Iho vicinity of Gloucester City, It's a free counthry, nnd pnyple have no business to be lavin tilings out to tempt a poor lolly. fHflf" Vegetation is so source lit Cape Cod Massachusetts, that two mullen stalks and a huckleberry busli are caller a grove. HfThe Conductors on the New York nnd Krio Railroad havo adopted n uniform. It is appropriate and becoming, not unlike that of the New York Police. The buttons bear the emblem of a miniature locomotive, and the word "Conductor." ".Murder of tub In nock ts." Such Is the not altogether Inappropriate designation given by some ono to the present system of public school education, a system that de vclopos unnaturally the brains of children, while it dwarfs the body, and exhausts the nervous system. There seems to be, among school directors, commissioners, otc, a total Want of physiological information. Teach ers nnd children are treated as so many nin. chines, capable of producingecrt'jin results In a given time; and if the machinery gives out in any case, the fjict is attributed to original dof-ot, and not to the over-working system tiiey have so wisely (stupidly) established. We do not speak nt ran. loin, when wo say that the lives utid health of thousands of young children aro yearly destroyed in this country, by our boasted system of Common Schools. Let any one look ovor. tho long lessons, In the pile of books his son, not twelve years old, bring home every night from school, and inako an effort to commit a fourth purt of them to memory, and he will begin to comprehend something of the barbarity (it deserves tho name,) to which tho poor boy is subjected. It is bad enough to tan tho undeveloped nieutal pow ers some five or six hours in a close school room; but to require two or three hours' ad ditional study out of school, is an outrage upon nature. Three hours a day in school, it has been urged, is fully sufficient, and we believe that, if during this period, the child's mind were kept active and interested, he would learn a great deal more than he does while his flagging energies aro forced to unwilling application for double that period of time. We are glad to see that this subject is at tracting more and more attention daily. Re form Is imperatively demanded, for destruc tion of health, intellect, and life itself, has gone on long enoiiugh. Arthur s Magazine. '..olujihia, Aug. 22. The steamship Pacific, lias nrrrived, with later news from Europe. The general new brought by the Pacific is unsatisfactory. Thero is nothing of importance from the Crimea, except the renewal of the bombard. incut of Subnstopol. It is rumored that Revel had been success. fully bombarded. The report is not credit ed. The French Government has discovered the Legitimist conspiracy. Omar Pushn hns taken command of the Turkish army in Asia. Tho siege of Kars is unchanged. Taganrog and Burkiausk have been sue cpssfully bombarded. The reported bom. bnrdiucnt of Revel probably grown out of the rumor that the fleet of tho Allien is gathering in tho Baltic for tho purpose of attacking Hclsingford. Tho French papers assert Hint tho object of the legitimists conspiracy was to excito insurrection in Spain, and thereby aid Russia, It is thought doubtful about Spain furnish ing live thousand mm, and Portugal 10,000 men to go into the pay of the allies. Fall Elections. Elections havo yet to bo held this year, wo believe, ill twelve States. Ill most all of them Legislatures and Statu officers nre to bo chosen, nnd in four of them Representatives to Congress. Of the latter class aro Loiiishna,Mississippi,Goorgin, and Maryland, which aro entitled in Iho ag gregate to twenty-three members. Tho elec tions will lake place as follows: California, Tuesday, September 4 Vermont, Tussdny, " 4 Maine, Monday, " 10 Georgia, Monday, October 1 Pennsylvania, Tuesday, " 9 Indiana, Tuesday, " 9 Ohio, Tuesday, " 9 Louisiana, Monday, November, S Mississippi, Monday, " 6 New York, Tuesday, " 6 Wisconsin, Tuesday, " 6 Maryland, Wednesday," 7 Massachusetts, Monday, " 13 Singular Fatlity. About two weeks ngo, a gang of laborers went out on the Rock island Railroad, nbout 40 miles from Chica go, 111., nnd tho day being warm, most of them drank freely from Iho wntor-lank of the tender, as well as from n jug of liquor. Next day, out of sixteen known to have belonged to the party twelve died, two were not ex pected to live, one was very sick, and the sixteenth escaped sickness entirely. Ills un certain whether tho water, or tho liquor, or both killed them, SJ-Sy-Tho National Intelligencer publishes tho following ex tract of a letter from an rAmerican, dated St. Petersburg, July 18th. "This morning wo have been to seu n ro. view by the Emperor of about 12,000 men of various arms in the Champ du Mars. The Empress nnd all tho imperial family were present, with a numerous and brilliant staff, making a fine show. Our boys would hnvo been amused to ecu a litllo American boy, dressed up in the old continental uniform, at the review. He is tho son of n Mr. iShafler, n child of about six years. The Empress sent for him to betaken up into her pavilion, where lie was much noticed and caressed by them all; .nd I saw the Emperor leaning from his horsu to speak to him. 3?' Dun vera is the most celebrated spot in Massachusetts for tho growth ot onions, nnd wo learn from the Salem Observer that tho onion crop there this year promises to be abundant. It hns been estimated that thero are nbout 300 acres devoted to onion cultiiio in Hint town. With the best of enro and high manuring, fiOO bushels per nere nro frequently secured, and premiums are occasionally giver, for crops nt tho rate of GOO, 100, and even 800 bushels per acre. PiitEBUs, What a Name! The marriugo of Miss Polly Scherecongost Is announced in a western paper; and we perceive that John Olienb.iubcngrnpenstcinersliobonbicher has a Ktlcf advertised in the Cincinnati post office. NEW YORK POLITICS. Subjoined is nn nrticle frflm IhoaNew Y'ork Daily Times descriptive of tho condition of parties in that State. In tho opinion of the writer thero nro likely to be three tickets for Stnto officers in tho field nt the elections in November next. F.aruesl attempts have been made to bring about n fusion between the Hard Shell, or Dickinson Democrats, and the Softs, or Administration Democrats, but thus far, without success. The Dickinson Demo crats, nccording to tho Times, "hate President Pierco 'villi a cordial nnd unrelenting hatred, and will not unite with nny party disposed to show him or his Administration the lenst mercy." ""Symptoms," says tho Times, "are not wnnting of a union between them nnd tho old line Ullman nnd Pnrkcr Philadelphia Plat form Know Nothings whoso principles nro substantially the same, nnd many of whose prominent members belong to tho Hunker Democrats." Accordinj to present appearances there nre likely to he Ihrer tickets lor htato Ullieeri In the held this Fall. It would lie very easy tu predict the appearance of half n doxen more, if wo were to judge from the general elTer- vescenee among trie various parties through out the Slate. But the tendency of things as an election draws niirh, is nhvavs towards a union amouir those who nre in pursuit of substantially the same objects. The Hard Shell Democrats pcrtiuaciouslv assert their determination to run n separate ticket; anil it is quite prohablu tint they will not in nn v event unite with thu Sofia or Ad ministration party. They hatu President Pierce w ith a couii il nnd unrelenting hatred and will not unite with any party disposed to allow him or his Administration tho least mercy. But symptoms are not wanting of n union between them and the old line Ullman nnd Paiker Philadelphia platform Know. iNolltings whose principles are substantially the same, nnd many of whose prominent members belong to tho Hunker Democracy. Indeed at the election last Fall, a very large proportion of the Hunker votes were cast for the Know Nothing candidates as is apparent from J udgo Bronson's very small vote com pared with the real strength of his party. We presume that this year the Hard Shell nominees will be mainly Know Nothings, and that there w ill be a real, if not nn open, union between these two parties. They will take Pro-Slavery ground in f avor of tiio Compro mise ofl 8S0 nnd the Nebraska bill, moder ately opposed to the Prohibitory law, nnd decidedly ill favor of upsetting President Pierce, Secretary M.ircv, mid all their works. The Hards will go into the contest, not with any expectation of carrying the State, but tor tho sake of maintaining "their principles " The Know Nothings will anticipate n large vole, and remembering last year, will hope for sn accidental victory. The Soft Shells will of course have n tick et in nomination. Their duty to tho admin istration, and their retention of oflice nt the Custom-House, alike requiro it. The inevi tablo John Cochrane will be on hand, with Captain Renders as his right-hand man; the Custom-lloiiso and Post-Olficu inllucnco throughout tho Stato will contribute its ber;t efforts; and resolutions will bo adopted sus taining Genera) Pierco lis one of tlie ablest and most patriotic Presidents since Jackson applauding the measures of his Adminis tration in tho lump, with a cautious squint more like a leer than a look at the Nebras. ka bill and the dismissal of Ueeder de nouncing Die Know Nothings repudiating the Prohibitory Law, and calling upon the Democracy at lariro to rally in suppoit of their principles nnd their men. Tho Whigs are almost certain lo unite with tho Republicans in the nomination of n ticket, and the adoption of a platform. The resolutions of tho two parties last Fall were almost identical, and tho only thing thntg.ive tho w nigs the selection ot the ticket was precedence in point of time. This year they are to hold simultaneous Conventions, mid it is altogether probable that they will agreoon a basis of union hold n joint Convention adopt the Bame platform, nnd nominate a ticket composed partly of Whigs and partly of Democratic Republicans, There is not likely to be nny great dilliculty ill nrrangiiig a ticket, nsnn equal division of the nominees would prohnhly lie satisfactory to holh. llolh parties would also be likely to favor the adoption of n resolution npproring the policy ol a t'rohihitoiy Imw, nnd advising sucli amendments of the existing law us m.iv bo necessary to secure its enforcement, nnd pro. vide for n fair trial of the experiment. The Temperance pnrty, represented by tlie Stnto Alliance, will probably lie strenuous in urinnir the nomination ol candidates lor At turney General nnd Judgo of tho Court of Appeals, who will not at all events ho com milted against tho Prohibitory law. Whether they will go further, and insist on their being pledged hi advance to givo decisions in sup port of it, we hnvo no means of judging. It is understood that neither Judge Gardner nor Judgo Kuggles will be a candidate lor re election. It is quite likely that the nomiiin. tions of the Whig nnd Republican Conven. tion, for these judicial ollices as well lis for Attorney General, will bo made satisfactory lo tho friends of Temperance. Tho Liquor dealers will probably throw their influence into thu Soil Miell scale. The three tickets likely to bo put in noinl nation are therefore, (1) thu Hard Shell and old line Know Nothings: (i) the Softs and Liquor dealers: (3) the Whigs and Kepuli licans, who will derive more or less support Iroin tlie 1 eniperaiieo party, as well as lioin the Choctaws, Know Somethings, and others who belonged original! v to the Know Nolh ing party, but who could not consent to be ing transferred by tho Philadelphia inanipu tutors to the Pro. Slavery party of the South ern States. Which of the three, in such I triangular contest, is likely to w in, is a ques tion more easily asked than nnswered. We are not inclined at nil events to attempt nn answer just now, having done already quite as much in the way of political prophesying us Would bo useiul lor one Hay, it was near New Haven, Connecticut, the city of him, as our correspondent writes, that thu Rev. Mr. Smitkins was deseiibing the peaceful departure of an nged saint, on whose lust hours it hud been Ins recent prlv ilege to nttend. Mr, Smitkins was one of the unlearned clergy, who despised grnmmcr, and sp. ko ns they were moved, lie stud "When I nrrovo at Iho house of my diseased friend, ho was perspiring his lust. I stood by Ins hedside. lie was gone too lur to talk hut 1 said, "Brother if you feel happy now jist sque eze my hand, and he aqiio-uze it. An old man named Martin, who kept n cu riosity shop In Gosport, took into his head lliul no nan aiscovereu a euro una preventa tive of yellow fever. His wile being sick he dosed her. and to prevont Ins celling sick. ho dosed himself. He is dead, and she is expected to die. So much lor the uostiuui " BliUIND TIME." A rnilroad truij was rushing along nt al most lightning .speed. A curve was just ahead, beyond which was a station where the cars usually passed each othor. The conductor was Uto so late that tho period during which the down (rain was to wait had nearly elapsed tut he hoped yet to pass the curve safely. Seddenly a locomotive dashed into sight just ahead. In an instant thero was a collision) A shiiek, n shock nnd fifty souls weraiiu eternity. And nil be cause tho engineer had been n little behind lime. A groat battlo was being fought.. Column after column hai been precipitated, for eighl mortal hours, nilllie enemy posted along the ridge of a hill. The summer suu was sinking to the West, rciVoiceincnts for the obstinate defenders ero Iready In sight, it wus no cessnry li':arry '.tlie position with one final charge, or every .tiring would bo lost. A powerful "corps hud been summoned from across the country, nnd if it cauic up in sea son all would yet bo r'ght. The great con. queror, confident in its irrival, formed his re serve iu nn nttaekiug cdninn, and led them dow n tho bill. Grouch) failed to nppuar. The imperial guard was beaten back. Wa. terloo was lost. Xapoltm died a prisoner at St. Helena becauso io of his mursliuls was behind time. A leading linn in comncreial circles had long struggled against binkriiptcy. As it had enormous assets in Ciliforniu, it expect ed remittances by a certain day, and if the sums promised arrived, its cicdit, its honor, and Us luturo prosperity w olid bo preserved. Hut week niter Week chipset without bring. ing tlie gold. At lust came be fatal duv on which the firm hail bills tuattrinif to enor moos amounts. The steamer vfcistclcgraphed at day break but it was found, on inqui y, that she brought no funds; md tho houso died. Tho next arrival brmght nearly uilf n million to the insulwnls, but it was too late they were ruiied, because their agent, in remitting, had keen 6t7iiJ lime. !' A coudemncd man was beiuf led out for execution. He had taken huiinn life, but under circumstances of the grtatest prove- cation, and public sympathy win active in his bcliall. I housands had signed petitions for n reprieve, a favorable answer hsd been ex pected the night before, mid though it hud not come, even the shurill'fclt confident that it would yet arrive iu tason. Thus tho moru ing passed w ithout the nppcarace of Iho tncs. senger. i he hist moment wus up. The pris oner took his place on tho drop, tho cap was drawn over his eyes, tho bolt was drawn, and a lifeless body swung revolving in thu wind. Just ut that instant a horseman came into sight, galloping down hill, bis steed covered with loam. He carried a packet in his right hand, which ho waved partially to the crowd. He was the express rider with tho reprieve. l-'ut lio hud come loo late. A comparatively innocent man hud died an ignuuiiiiiuiis death, ecause n watch had been five minutes too tlow, making Us bearer arrive behind lime. K is continually so in life. Tho ln-st laid plans, tho most important alf.iirs, the fortunes of individuals, the weal of nations, honor, happiness, life itself, are daily sacrificed be cause somebody is "behind time." There nre nun who fail in w hatever liny undertake, simply becauso they nro "behind time There nre others who put off reformation, year by year, till death seizes them, and they perish unrepentant, because forever "behind time.' Tho allies hnvo lost nearly a year at Sebastopol, because they delayed a superfl.it. ous day after the battle of Almn, and came up too Inle for a coup de main, just twenty four hours "behind time." Five minutes in a crisis is worth years. It is but n little period, yet it has often saved n fortune, or redeemed n people. If there Is ono virtue that should bo cultivated more than another, by him who would succeed iu life, It is punctuality; if thcio is ono error Hint should bo avoided, it is being behind lima. Let it be IUmkmbkukd. That the mem bers of tho American Party chum to bo bet ter friends of tho truly Republican foreigner nnd Catholic limn the so-called Democrats, The Americans wisli to preserve our repub- lican institutions so as to transmit them un. impaired nnd unabridged to tho children nlikv of natives nnd foreigners, w hile their oppo nents nro willing to leavo their preservations to chance unprotected from tho groat tide of nnli-republieanisin which now bonis upon our Atlantic shore nnd throws its tumultuous waves even beyond tho mighty Mississippi. Wh it is Iho elective franchise to tho intelli gent and republican foreigner, if its indiscrim inate exersises by nil thoso who now come to us from tho Old World is tu finally lead to n union of Church and Stale nnd to the de struction of our free institutions thus re. manding our children and the children of for eigners to the stnto of oppression under which tho millions of tho Old World havo so long groaned! And let it ho always reinein. bered that the Americans do not propose to abridge or in any way to interfere with tho rights of foreign bom citizens already acqui red. If tho American parly succeed in all its uims, no foreigner who has already been naturalized, will lose his right to voto or any other right. A'usn. O'cz. J5?"Tho quadroon! of Cuba wear nothing for petliconts, nnd cabbage leaves for hnls. A cool dress, but uot calculated for a mixed audience! About twelve hundred gallons of liquor were poured into the gutter at Bangor, Me., on the Stith instant. A western editor says that ninny cf his pa trons would mako good wheel horses they hold back to well. HARD TO FIND. We have, says the American Banner, for 1 several yenrs, been in search of the Principles oi mo w ntg nnd l.ocoloco parties. At one lime, the words "our Principles" either com menced or onded nearly every sentence utter ed nnd ponned by their orators and writers; but there soems to have been kept up such s rigid search after their Principles by the Americans, that they say of late but little about "our Principles," nnd now spoak of "our Parly," altogether. The fact is some thing mii.K bo wrong. Wo fear that Princi ples have been treated badly by the Democ racypoorly led, worse nursed, excoriated nnd forjed to leave. Indeed, some go so fur as lo say that the young, stulwnrt gianl,"N'a- live American, is tho sume weak, lean and sickly creature who once fled the house of Democracy; and it Is further asserted that certain uiimistakcublu marks upon his person, prove him to bo tho ame or.;.o uJiii.l ul.lvl. Thomas Jefferson left ill the keeping of the Democratic household. At all events, Prin ciples cannot bu found iu tho "bailiwick" of modern Democracy. But, since Principles have fled llie eld Pur ties, in the language of Iho Pntapseo Ameri can, let us analyse themuen'u of w htch tbeso mere fragments of parties are composed; for tho "raw," unbleached, appears to constitute their staplo stuck. The American says: Apart from nn ana lytical consideration of tho principles which divide us, a glance at tho party forces, ns they stand urruyed nguhi st each other, will de cide to whom tho litle of "Anicricdn" of right belongs. Let us review them. Call up No. 1 from tho democratic (save tiio maik !) raiiKs. 'Well, sir, who nnd what nre vou?" "1 am a Democrats n Pierce, Campbell & Co. man." "What principles do you possess what measures do you advocator O, as lo principles, they're not of much consequence. 1 he only thing ol Importance, now that we've knocked tlie Whigs oil thu head, is to hold on to the places w e've gut, md lake care that those "midninght ns- sassius ilon I murder us and take them away!" 2. "V ho nnd w hat nro yon? 'Sure an' it's Patrick O ltaticrtv I urn, ycr honor, from Ballvshanuou, 'iwixl Eruu and Motincgol, li: blessed ould Irclaud: and us glide a lad ns ever tw irled n shillcluh, or lilted u canteen, or blow a whiiV o'er the pipe." "And whut aro your scutiuienls, Mr.OKuf fcrtyl" is) it my sinlimcnls vcr honor s nskine; af ter? faith, an' w hat could Ihey but lung life to bis Utterance the Pruxlc,:m' bis Houliiiess tho Pupe and the Divil lly away vid nil thu bloody Know iNulluugs. Hud luck to lliu likes iv 'end" 3. ' Whouud what are you?" "Ich heiu Huns Vonn Spiegler fun Zocb srinuny." "From Geruianyl" Vaw." "What are your principles, Mr. Speig ler?" " Urinzibah ! Sich weirs nut u scl is." "What do you go in for?" "U, 1 goes ill vor Sauerkraut, uut Lager Beer lint lirotzels." As fur the bal itice, Hogarth could uot paint, nor Seutt dc-ciibu them. They speak mora languages than were spoken at llubel. They carry ail colors, from the Hugo! haughty Albion to llie Bohemian's modest "Ich Dieu" (I serve) nnd they play all eirs from the ".lw.is" to the "Sprig uf Shillelah." A beautiful American Party. Pnor r.ssios a L School m astf. ns. Tho Washington Sentinel contains a highly in teresting urliclu on Education in Virginia, in which her Orators, Editors, Schoolmasters, and Institutions of Learning, sre successively referred lo. Virginia is tlie Innd of schoolmasters. "This article," says the Sentinel, "was sug gested by learning Hint Messrs. S. Manpin, Frederick Coleman, Frank Minor, Pike Pow era, nnd Harrison, (of Amelia,) nil known to us personally or by reputation, hnd devoted themselves to the instruction of youth, or, in other words, were prafcssini.al tcbnolmistcrs. Happy Hie Stnto that hns ono such school master. Virginia hns mnny. When Messrs. Maupin, Coleman, Minor, Powers, and Hani son concluded their Ktudies,nt the University of Virginia, they were esteemed, and justly esteemed, as gentlemen whose nbilitios, high attainments, nnd moral character, would ena ble them to computo successfully with Iho most distinguished in any walk of life they nvght incline to select. 'Fortunately for Vir ginia they became schoolmasters. I)r. Mau pin has been called from Iho head of his school to a professorship in the University of Virginia, ami is m.w chairman of the Faculty. Mr. Colemnn hns retired with a fortune, tho fruit ol his professional labors nnd the evi dence of the appreciation of a discerning pub. lie; and wo aro happy to Irani that Messrs. Powers, and Harrison may now or soon re tire with like substantial tokens of public lip proeintion. We attach great importance to tlie fact that I hese gentlemen and ibeirco-laborers through out tho Slate, nre professional schoolmasters. Noblo profession! honored by Virginia!" Pkktty Women. Some one, wo know not who, has very truly remarked that "a pretty woman is ono of tho institutions of this country au angel ill goods and glory;" for sho makes sunshine, blue sky, Fourth July, and happiness wherever she goes. Her path is ono ol delicious roses, perfume and beauty. She is n sweet poem, written in rare curls, mid choice calico, and good principles. Men stand up before her as so many admiration points to melt round tho your like music, birds of Paradise, or tho chimes of Sabbath bells. Without her, society would lose its truest attraction, the chuich its til most reli ance, nnd young men the very best of coin forts nnd company. Hur influence and gen erosity restrain tho vicious, and strengthen the weak, raise tho lowly, mid inspire the weak hearted. Wherever vou find a pretty woman, you always find pleasant firesides, boqueis, clean clothes, order, good living, gentle hearts music, light, and model "insti tutions" generally. She is the flower of liu mauity,a very Venus in diniity,uud her inspi ration is thu breath of heaven. John Oilman, n citizen of Dexter, Nuw York, who hud bjen one of the unfortunate "sym pathizers" in the Canadian revolt in 1838 ta ken prisoner and sent to a British penal co- I louy, returned to his family on Iho UOlli ult,, I alter an ahseneeol seventeen ye ns LIFE'S A RAILROAD. Life's a rnilroad 1 Hurry onl Alwnys keeps goinul Never stop to look at lowers By tho roadside growing. Never think of anything But your present hurry What if you should loie a train I Wouldn't you be sorry I What's the use of ttithiag so Alter beauty, lying Half asleep beneath the trfl, Where the winds nre dyinjr ; Where, tbroueh winding cattle paths, Creep tho Inzy hours, And the slow paced seasons walk O'er unconscious flowers I Beauty ohanges with the times; Once she cliose her shelter Iu thfe riindowy solitudes, Lest the sun ihonld melt her. Stronger-breathed, he duho. on, Kow, from town to city, In a locomotive's shnpe, Nothing, hnlf su pretty. I.ifo wna once a troddsn path, S liere the travelers cheery Sprike to nil they chanced to meet, Or would rest, if weary. Rest is now quite obsolete ; Sips of slumber take you, Careless who bypido vou fits; Noi'wnlk draws will wako you. Life's a railrondl Hurry onl Always keep a goiiuil Never stop to look nt flowers By the roadside growing. Never mind whnt's on the track ; On tlioiiL'b headlong faster; If tiio engine Progress stops, That's the grent disaster! To Youso Mi:n. some old genius gives the foliowiii'r eleiraut advice to vuuuir men w ho "depend on lather" for their support, and take no interest whatever in business, hut arc regular drones in tho hive, subsisting on that which is earned by others. ' Come, oil' w ith your cont, clinch the saw, the plow handles, the axe, tho pic-axe, the spado any thing Hint will enable you to stir your blood! Fly round and tear your jacket, rather than bu the passive recipient of thu old geiiliman's bounty! Sooner than play tho dandy nt dud's expens'j hire your self out to some potalo patch, let yourself to stop hog holes, or watch the bars, and w hen yon thiuk yourself entitled to n resting spell, du it ou your owu hook. Get up in tho morning turn round at least twicu be fore breakfast help tho old gctitleuiaii give him now a lift in business, learn how to take the lead, and not depend forever on being led; nnd you have no idea how the discipline will benefit you. Do this, aud our w ord fur it, you will seem to breathe a new atmosphere, possess a new frame, tread a new earth: wake tu a nuw destiny and you may then begin to aspire to manhood. Take ott', then, that ring from your lilly f.nger, break your cane, hold up your head, and, by nil means, never again cat the bread of idle ness, uur depend on father. lxnrPr.NDtKOE. Wo like independence Wo like to hear n man express his honest convictions on nny nnd every subject on which he may havo occasion to speak. A man ivlir. U mere of st.mw lauiliiiir Dulili.-ian some distinguished divine, or some shrewd financier whose religious sentiments are thu sentiments of his church bis political views n fae simile of his p irty organ who listens with open mouth and glaring eyes to thoso whom accident Ins c.cvatcil, pecuniarily n little abuvi' himself, Uot daring to utter nil opinion which dees nut fuily coincide with that coming from such a source, may find appropriate spheres in this world! but Hu moral nnd intellectual condition of the com munity will not be groatly improved by any thing lie dares tu do ur say. The "Oi.dust Inhabitant in Mar ylanp." The Annapolis Republican was honored with a visit on Friday by Mr. Richard Cran. dell, w ho was horno in Anne Arundel county, on the If July, 17-17, and will be, therefore, 108 years of age the 16lh of next month. He hns not the appearaneo of a man more than 80, and even last fall he sowed nearly all llie grain on his farm. He is in the en jnymenl of most excellent health and spirits; and nt one hundred, he says, he had not a grey hair in his bead. He served as a privs teer during (he revolution, and relates many interesting fncts connected wilh the struggle for American independence. Some of the paupers are having a good time in riding nt tho cxponso of the diHerent cities tn which nnd from which they nre tick eted. Tho city of New York tickets them for Duflulo, for instance, hoping thereby tn get rid of them, Buffalo tickets them for ('lovelnnd, Detroit or Chicago for thu snme ronson. On the 3d inst., ten paupers w ho lind been sent forward thus arrived nt Indi- annpolis, Ind. Tho authorities of Indinnnpo. lis, inimcdintly shipped them back to New York again. Purl of a lot of fifty.four for- warded from New York at one time, lately made application to bo admitted to tho Chi cago poor houso. Tiiiplets. A lady by the name of Mrs. Merry, snys tho Chuutuuqnu Democrat, ro sidinii iu Connewango, Cnttauraiigus co be came thu mother of three line daughters nt one birth, one tho iiA inst. 1 heir united weight wn3IJ pounds. That town of Can newnngo is decidedly a great place. If the "cradle is tho woman's ballot. box," ns Lucy Stone says it is, the nbnvo must come under the head ot "illegal voting! Doubtful Nosibkclatorrs. tho new Russian Minister to the United States is call ed Somnnosoff, (saw my nos6 off.) An nt. tuchee of tho same legation at Washington, Dlowmnuosod', (blow my nose ofl.) Besides w hich wo have Col. kutinanosofl', (cut my noscoff.lot the Imperial Guard; Marshal lo mynosoi), (pull my nose off;) General Nose- begnn, (nose begone.; and ninny omen. 'John, whut is a gentleman?' 'Stub-too buots, long tail cont nnd hi shirt-coller.' 'What is the chief end of a gentleman?' 'His coal tail.' 'What is the work of a gentleman?' 'To borrow money, to oat a lurge dinner, to go the opera nnd petition for nn office.' 'What Is a gentleman' first duty towards himself;' 'To buy n pair of plaid pantaloons, and to raise a hugh pair of whiskers. Izif There is a negro boy In Louisiana w ho has horns growing on his head. They aro now about six inchos long, nnd growing rapidly. Tattlers and ilypucrils nr twins, nnd the offspring ef Hit devil. ANTI-AMERICAN SYMPATHY. Tlie Madison Courier, nn old line Demo crntic paper, comments upon the recent rioW in Louisville in the following just terms: At Louisville and elsewhere there appears to bo nn effort to throw the blutue of these terrible events from one party to tho othor, each being charged with commencing the light on Hit morning of the election. We shall not pretend to sny which pnrty made the first sssanlt on Monday, bnt Hint tlie Democratic or nntl-American pnrty have been more lo blame than their opponents, Is clear, we believe, from Hie evidence now, before Hie public. From the lime Hie American party made Its nppenrunco in the political arena ns n con trolling power, the tint! Americans have de nounced members ns 'thieves, 'pickpockets,' Hindoos,' 'robbers,' 'midnight assassins' every term used iu the langusge to denote rascality, was thrown upon ihem by every newspaper press nnd every unli-Auiericnn speaker, in a constant stream of vituperation for tin ehlirc year. party sho'nld hawn f:!.. their opponents w ith loathing nnd scorn, tWA they would, ns they did at Louisville, believe that Ihev were doing God service by shooting dow n such opponents far away from the polls iinolleuuing, quiet people, in pursuit or their daily occupations was to hnvo been expected, probably wus expected by the len ders of the anti American party. It is tn thu conduct of iho anti-American newspaper press and its leaders fur Iho twelve months preceding the election tho primary cause of the excesses, tho terrible calamities, and murderers uround the free ballot-boxes of American citizens, and which has cast a gloom over all tho Union Ibis invfiil calamity is to be attributed. Tho conduct of this press nnd party since the elections has been consistent wilh their antecedents their papers nre filled Willi the most iiillaniuiatoiy nrticles. lien our party was mined us it is saia tho foreigners in this city w ere hist spring nnd ready to strike, nnd the Americans de termined to protect themselves, it is nonsense lo talk about w ho struck tho lirst blow; that was doubtless returned as readily ns it was given, no matter by w hich of llie parties it wjs given. The nnti-Amcrican press moan over the fatherless children nnd widows of the slain foreigners, hut hnvo not n single tear for thu friends of the slain Americans. Nothing could bu more true than this last remark. The nnti-Ainerican press, mourn loudly over tho foreigners and their widows and orphans, but they do not utter one word or shed one tear of sorrow or sympathy over the widows and orphans of their own coun trymen, murdered without provocation. SisouLAii PmiEsoMBNA. A lady of Lu gano, sitling near u window during a thun der storm, received n shock which wus not followed by any dangerous consequences; but a flower, which happeued to lie in the way of the electric current, wus figured upon her leg, and she preserved the uppcaranc du ring the rest of her life. A sailor ou board a vessel ill the harbor of Z'juio having been struck by lightuing, there was fuuud oil his breast the number 4 1-2 being nn exact cop; uf the same figures in metal which were at tached to n pari of the rigging of the ship. In September, i-5, the lightning struck the biigantinc II. Buno Servo; on the back of one of the sailors who was killed was tho figure of a horse-shoe, of tho exact dimen sions of one nailed to the foremast. Iu 1811, n magistrate of the Department uf ludre ct Loire, aud a miller's .buy, were struck by lightning, id'.d on Iho breast of each were found spots resembling exactly tho leaves of the poplur. About 178b', two members of the old Academy of Science used to mention, ou the nuthority of Franklin, the account of a man, who having seen tho lightning fall upon a tree opposite him, exhibited tho im age of thislreu upon bis bresl; but this phe nomenon wus attributed to them by accident, or r.ilher to casual sanguineous suffusion. These facts that we have cited prove that the phenomenon in question has a wholly dill. .real sigiiifieantion, and 1 think (hat it is, perhaps, ol a photographic nature. f"T- A writer nn points says that the exact height of Ogg, King of Bashan, has beea variously computed, some supposing him to hnve been ninro man twelve f.nglian reel, whilo others think his stature did not exceed eleven feet. In liko manner, the gisnt Go. liah, of Scripture, is generally computed to have been nbout nine feet nine inches, bnt eniumrnlalors havo supposed he might have been eleven leet high. J urner, the natural ist, declares that ho saw on Hie Brazil const a rare of gigantic savages, one of whom measured twelve feet. In n description of America, by M. 1 bebet, published in 1575, ho asserts that he saw and uiensiircd the skel eton of n South American, which was eleven leot five inches in length. His skull wns thrco feet one inch in circumference, nnd tho leg bones lull three feet four inches long. A Usitui. Invention. We le.irn that nn ingenious German of this city, has invented n bedstead which, in view of the mosquito that nre to come, is ono of the most useful inventions of the year. The frnme of the ' bedstead contains niaihinery nt once simple and ellectivc, w hich being wound up, will pnt in operation a fan nr fans, suspended above tho sleeper. When wound up, the mnchin ery will mov6 the funs from seven lo twelve hours w ith rapidity, regulated ut pleasure by the occupant of the bed, creating a brisk and stirring breeze, or gentle, southing zephyr. The stemla are made at from $5 to $50. Richmond (V.) Dispatch. (- Tho sacrilicu of human life In the' present eastern war is appalling. The loss -of French troops, dead or invalided, is put down at 70,000 thai of the British nt 30,000 whilo the Russian loss is said to bo frooj 250,000 to 300,000. Altogether the present loss in tlie war is put down nt from 600,000 to 700,000 men. -ff Lightning rods will not protect build ings nt a radius of four times the height of the rud above thu building; a radius of twice the height is safe. If the rud is ten feet high above tho building, it will, if properly coo strucb d, protect nil parts of thu houso at distance of twenty feet from tho rod. These facts nro important to be kept In in n I. Mortality of Montreal. For the week ending August 4lh, 78 persons died in Mon. tral. It is a noticeable fact in this mortality that only two of the whole number died of consumption, or one thiiiy-aix'li of the whole number, whilo in New England, and as far South as Philadelphia or Baltimore, nearly one-sixth of till that dieperi.h from Consumption.