'BY SAM, P. IVINS..
ATHENS, TEffli FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 1855.
VOL. VII-NO. 3G2.
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Political Toi.rrance Jur antJ. American
opponents certainly set us an example of
plenary indulgence, in tlio liberality with
wlilch they embrace in their organization,
Nullificrs, Disunionists, Abolitiouists, Free
Soilcrs, and nil oilier varieties of opinion lliat
ngree to ubidu by the nominee and support
the succession. Mr. Andrews, of Georgia, in
accepting the American nomination fur Gov
ernor, thus comments upon litis extreme
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
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
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.
Boston, Aug. 18.
Tho Hon. Abbott Lnwronco died this morn
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
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
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
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
The French Government has discovered the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 !)
'Well, sir, who nnd what nre vou?"
"1 am a Democrats n Pierce, Campbell &
"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
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
"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"
"What are your principles, Mr. Speig
ler?" " Urinzibah ! Sich weirs nut u scl
"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
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
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
'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
'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
Tattlers and ilypucrils nr twins, nnd the
offspring ef Hit devil.
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
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.
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