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, BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TEM., ERIDAl SEPTEMBER 28, 1855
VOL. VIII.-NO. SCO.
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X Office on Main Mrert, next door to the oM Jack
A T II K IV . R I O A V,' l-:rT. 2 8 , I S Jl .
FmsT Response. Tlio Washington Union
culls tlio Maine election the "first response
from a Northern Slate to the democratic vie
tories of the South." Now, as we under.
Btimd It, the liquor prohibitionists of Maine
have fnllcn between the whigs mid democrats
opposed to the despotic reign of Morrill nnd
Nenl Dow. Throw out thu anti-Morrill, an-tl-Uow
whigs, mid it is n democratic defeat
ns "the first response from the North." The
Kitchen Cnhitiet Ik like a new grocery store
opened upon a small ciipilnl "hiiiuII favors
fsSfThe Aoierirnn Platform, says thu New
York Express, "runs through this State, with
an electrifying power, nnd every true Ameri
can is standing upon it with new life mid
soul. Tlio "Rural Districts" respond with
one long, loud acclamation. The signs now
arc that the American Party will sweep the
Slate, and brush-out of Albany, neck and
heels, the corrupt fusionints there."
Tim Mains Law. The New York Jour
nal of Commerce is of opinion that the pro
liihitory principle of the Maine law is dead,
because of the doom In Maine, its birth place
The ro-action there is considered as premoni
tory of what is everywhere to follow. Never
theless, urges the Journal, let us push on
reform and restraint, and temperance in the
old way, and not permit intemperance to riot
in the re-action brought about, in a measure,
by the intemperate action of a few professed
but fanatical temperance men.
IIoRiuni.E MuitDER in Williamson Coun
TV. The Nashville Whig of 'Saturday says;
We learned iheparticularaycstcrdayof amost
brutal murder of a slave woman by her mis.
tress, Mrs. James Bolton, residing about one
mile from (leech's stand, in Williamson coun
ty, on Wednesday, The Inhuman woman,
our informant says, whipped the girl lirst,
scalded lier, and finally finished the work by
killing her with blows on the head with a
spade. It was even reported by some, though
not credited by our informant, that she hung
lier victim as n last manifestation of her pas.
sion. It is reported that the deud was com
mitted in a fit of jealousy, which had worked
Mrs. B. to a stato of frenzy. She admitted
the crime, but claimed that it was committed
Chicago, Sept. 17.
Tlio Sioux Indians continue tronhlcBome.
General Harney left Tort Koarney with
1300 men by forced marches. Destination
New York, Sept. 17.
Thcro is an enthusiastic Democratic meet
ing in Philadelphia to-night letters from
Dallas, Wise, and others, are read.
Maine no election bv the people, Ilonso
stands CI Republican, G7 Democrats, 21
Whigs; 2 districts unheard. No Fusion or
Republican Senators elected.
US'" The Hoard of retired officers of the
navy has been iitlirmed. Two hundred and
one oftieers have been removed, including
three captains, six commanders, nineteen
lieutenants, nine masters nnd twelve past
midshipmen dropped entirely from the rolls.
The names will soon bo published, through
the commandants of the navy yards.
Q-One of our exchanges says:
"Judging from the appearance of things,
the main object of the threo great parties of
the country are these:.
Tlio Know Something or Freo Sellers to
take cure of the niggers.
The Old Line Democracy to take euro of
The American Party to take caro of
the American people and American interests."
Washington, Sept. 13.
Tlio President has appointed Stribling G.
Cato, of Alabama, Asaoeinto Justice of the
Supreme Court of Kansas, A. D. Moore hav
ing declined, in place of Rush Elmore, re
moved; and J. M. Burrill, of Pennsylvania,
Associate Justice of same court, vice S. W.
New York, Sept. 14.
The Ilnrd Shell general committee of this
city lust night came to the determination to
dispense with primary elections for nominat
ing city officers.
At Brooklyn, last evening, a grand fusion
Democratic meeting was held to unite Hards
nnd Sufis on city and county tickets, in oppo
sition to the Know Nothings. A committee
was appointed to try nnd carry out the plan.
New York, Sept, 18.
We have Mexican dates to the 8ih.
Current favors Alvarez for the Presidency.
General Lutnnres has been arrested.
' Zucatecus declared in favor of the plan of
San Louis Potosi, and retaining the late ofli
cUls In power. The people in consequence
attacked the garrison, and put the truops to
. flight, and the plan of Oliluta adopted.
The postoflice receipts at Chicago for the
last year amount to $321,900. -
Kossuth on the Fall or Sweahowj. In
his last letter to the New York Times, Kos
suth saya that all allowance must be made for
the exaggeration of correspondents In the
Baltic, when they tell us that Sweaborg ex
ists no more; ho thinks, nnd ho is quite
rlght,thul fortress has still tlio pretensions to
"The chief Importance of the achievement,
consists in the fact, that it is a new pledge of
a protracted war. English publicists think
this event brings them a step nearer towards
the triumphant conclusion of the war. I am
just of the opposite opinion, anil believe that
it casts them lurtlier olf, without nil adequate
change In the policy of the combined n hit's.
Such achievements do not takeaway strength,
neither do tin'' lllat'Ttally idled the political
preponderance of Russia; thev me just
enough to irritate Russia beyond the possi.
bility of conciliation. Diplomacy may strain
every nerve to soothe tin; envenoming effect
of such a blow, they may go so far im to re
duce the condilions offence, instead of rais.
ing the price; the Czar will not agree to any
thing he cannot agree to anything, without
the prestige of his power restored.- It would
cost linn his throne and his life, Ilis power
must lie broken or ho must Vanquish, Such
events as the catastrophe of Sweaborg aduiil
of no other alternative.''
John M. Berrien. The Savannah Repnb
lienn of the lGlh contains a long and power
ful letter from the Hon. John M. Berrien, in
favor of Iho American party. It is, says the
Republican, "a powertul vindication of the
piinciples nnd objects of the American party,
and sweeps away, as with the hand of a giant,
the shallow sophistries and windy objections
of pettifogging lawyers and peripatetic stump
speakers. The present position of Judge
Berrien, his eminent ability nnd lon services
cannot but impart great weight to his coun
sels, and commend them to the respectful
consideration of the reader. He docs not
appear as a partisan, nor us an aspirant to
office interested in the result of the election;
he addtesses himself to the jeoyc, of the
State, and discourses the great questions in
volved with the ability of the great statesman
Slid in the spirit of the patriot."
3f The New York Tribune says that an
experiment trip is being made on tlio New
York and Erie Railroad to ascertain the exact
amount of locomotive power necessary on
each of the several divisions, and the actual
cost to the company of the transportation of
freight on each. The train left Dunkirk on
Tuesday last with thirty loaded cars, and at
Hornellsville seventy additional cars loaded
with lumber were added, making n train of
2,500 feel, near half a mile in length, with a
gross weight of ears nnd lumbei of 3,423,130
pounds. The nett weight was 2,1 05,050 lbs.
PiTTsnuRG, Sept. 10.
Astounding developments transpired on
Saturday in regard to extensivo larcenies of
old railroad iron belonging to the State
works, amounting altogether to 10,000.
One of the laborers in the employ of a second
hand dealer n mied Henry Nicholas, sued for
his wages, and while before the justice gave
hints implicating Nicholas nnd several others
living along the line. Information was sent
to the canal commissioner, at whose instance
twenty-six persons were arretted and com
mitted to our jail. Thirteen barrels of broken
iron have been recovered, with a prospect of
getting 30 more. It is said that nearly every
body living along tlio lino of the road is en
gaged in thefts.
Deatii and Romance. At St. Louis, on
the 27 th tilt., an inquest was held on the
body of Jacob Hill, who had committed sui
cide, when some interesting facts were de.
velopcd, which lend a most romantic interest
to the affair. Early ill Juno hist, Mr. Hill's
wife died in child bed, and the mother nnd
child were buried in a lot in the German
Protestant graveyard. Daily since then lie
has visited the grave, often spending hours
there. He had enclosed the lot with n fence,
and profusely ornamented it witli flowers.
On Saturday morning lie visited it for the last
time, and after tracing on tho tombstone un
inscription with a pencil, laid down upon the
grave and blew his brains out with a pistol.
DriLECTAHLE.-l.nst night we walked along
the street, beneath the summer moon, as her
arm was twined in mine. I loved her rather
soon. I held her fingers twixt my own I
raised 'm to my lips I thought that I should
crazy go when first I kissed their tips. She
didn't tell mo to hold up, didn't holler 'time!'
lint gave me rein nnd let mo went and so
I did, sublime. I poured tho burning winds
of love, out in 2.40 style; I called her angel
terrapin! listened with a smile until I was
with happiness as crazy as a loon. O, count
me In for moon-light walks, all in the month
.flt is an historical fact, and beyond
all controversy, (says Grant Tliorburn, ill
tha Homo Journal) that all tho improve
ments of the nge steam, telegraphs, printing-press,
nautical, mechanical and agricultu
ral implements and instruments were intro
duced by men who lived, moved, and hod
their being where the Bible was read in
churches, schools, and families. Who ever
heard of a Russian serf, a German boor, or
an Irish vassal producing anything beyond a
measure of wheat or a peck of potatoes?
When the goddess of liberty was n babe in
her cradle, she win. rocked to maturity in the
Bible- shops of Massachusetts and Connec
ticut, A Burns at the plough, nnd n shep
herd on thu heather hills of Scotland, with
no books save tho Bible, have eclipsed By
ron with all his bombast nnd jingle."
The German Universities. The cele
brated Dr. Richard Person, In his account of
a visit to Germany, thus "takes off tho Uni
versities of that luger-bier nnd wine-flowing
"I went to Frankfort end got drunk
With that learned I'lofcssor Brunk;
I went to Worts and not more drunken
With that more learu'd Profcuor Kuhokenl"
Graphic epigrammatic suggestive!
Uno.m Go Bragh! Since the CfkhratrJ
"Appeal to Irishmen," by Dr. Cummins of
Atlanta, says the Columbus Enquirer, we have
seen no richer exhibition of ..inijiurtjfor Amer
lean principles nnd the American country, than
tho one recently perpetrated somewhere In
the State of Louisiana, by un assemblage of
Irish patriuli in grand council convened. The
particulars como to us through the columns
of newspapers only, principally from the
Opelonsns Patriot tho telegraph being alto,
gether inadequate to the task of transmitting
such trcighty documents. And for fenr of
arousing the spirit of St. O'Donnyliead, or
some other deceased supporter of this coun
try's rights, we give only u portion of the
proceedings at one time, beoii.niug at the
second resolution, which runs In this wise:
Resolved, That, in our opinion, America i?,
governed too milch by. Alnurieans; that. for.
I. nt nativc-tirn Irishmen sliou'u v-viml b
olhce in tlio Tinted Mates: and that, II
declaration of principles does not suit
views nnd feelings of native Amer'eans, they
be respectfully requested to leave the country.
The eighth resolve is a recommendation to
our democratic brethren, which we have no
doubt they will "snap at," on account of its
anti-Know Nothing proclivities:
Resolved, That we cordially recommend to
the Democracy of the country for President
and Vice President of the United States, our
countrymen, John Mitchcl and Smith O'Brien,
as candidates eminently worthy of their
HiillVages, and pledge ourselves, in the event of
their n un ii nation , to unite in electing them.
BSr" Tho London Medical Gazette gives
the result of numerous experiments with
roasted coflcc, proving Hint it is tho most
powerful means, not only of rendering animal
and vegetable effluvia hinoeuuux, but of ac
tually destroying them, A room in which
meat in un advanced degree of decomposition
had been kept for some time was instantly
deprived of all smell, on un open coffee roas
ter being carried through it containing a
pound of coffee newly roasted. In another
room exposed to effluvium occasioned by Hie
clearing out of a cess-pool, so that sulpliiirret
ed hydrogen nnd ammonia in great quantities
could be chemically delected, the stench was
completely removed within halfn minute, on
the employment of threo ounces of fresh
roasted coffee; whilst the other parts of the
house Were permanently cleared of the same
smell by being simply traversed with the cuf
fee roaster, although the cleansing of the cess
pool continued several hours after. The best
mode of using the coffee ns a disinfectant is
to dry the raw bean, pound it in n mortar, and
then roast the powder on a moderately heated
iron plate until it assumes a dark brown tint,
when it is (it for use. Then sprinkle it in
sinks or cess-pools, or lay it on u plate in tho
room which you w i-h to have purified. Cof.
fee acid or coffee oil nets more readily in
Sri?" Samuel Wilkin, of Utien, (N. Y.)
avers that lie has tried for eight years a plan
to prevent the rot of tho potato, and has ul
ways found it successful. It is simply to pull
oil' the vines nt the roots ns soon ns thev
show symptoms of disease. He is so confi.
dent of the certainty of this cure that ho has
purchased nn aero of potatos in the ground
and treated them in this way. These he is
willing to wager $100 will not rot, while
others in tlio same field, with the vines left
on them, will be thoroughly diseased. So
says the Utien Herald.
Business in New York. New York at
the present time is full of life and gaiety,
bustle, nnd business. The Journal of Coin,
"Our city is just now nt the fluod-iide of
the business season. The streets and hotels
nrc crowded, nnd the entire city teems with
life and uetivilv. Steamboats and railroads
from every dircct;on come crowded with pa.-.
Mongers, and the hotels nre busy from mor
ning till night with tho continued arrivals
anil departures, f
There are a larje number of smaller ho.
tcls that are also crowded with visitors.
Add to these the numerous boarding house,
which iiccoinuiodate hundreds of guests, anil
some idea may bo formed of the crowd of
sliangers now in New York. The fall
trade thus far has, smuo of its branches, been
unusually huge. Many houses are selling
nearly double the usu il quantity of goods.
The dry.goodH dealers are particularly busy.
Some of the large jobbing-houses are coin
polled to work the entire night, in order to
pack nnd ship the goods through the day."
t-'Thu Post Ollico Department has is
sued the following additional instructions to
Mail Agents on Railroads:
"Mailing Letters on Boaro the Cars..
Complaint are again mado to the depart
ment that letters are mailed on board the
ears, to the injury of the business of the
postollices. The department decides that
"o jmsliijice is the ; and the only pmifr
place, fur mailing Idlers; nnd they are per.
milted to be mailed at the cars only to meet
the exigencies of thoso who cannot with
reasonable diligence, get them to the post
ollce before the closing of the out going
mail;" and imlrnclt mail agents to refuse to
receive or mail nil letters which they have
reason to know or believe have been tender,
ed to them under nny other circumstances.
Persons who have beeonio olfeiided with
the postmaster of a town hnro been known
to combine for the purpose of injuiing the
business nnd revenue of the postollice by
employing an agent to collect letters nnd
mail Ihem nt the cars. The department w ill
use all lawful means to counteract mid sup.
press nil such combinations."
Sensible The Richmond Dispatch makes
the following sensible remarks:
"What a pleasant relief it would be if both
Northern nnd Southern presses would rest
for a while from the etoriiul ding dung of
the abolition subject. There nro certainly
white people in the United States, whose
interests deserve oceasimilly some attention,
Why should threo millions of blacks nbsorb
the public attention to tho exclusion of twon.
ty millions of white menl Why should the
twenty millions of white men cut each other's
throats and tear down the noblest structure
of government under the sun, on account of
three millions of negroes. Answer us that,
BY THE' HALTIC.
Kapler publishes thorrespondencp,shnw
ing he only carried out the Government or
ders in not attacking ("ronslrndt.
England is paying worthy honors to the
Abbot Lawrence. ' ,
Fenrgus O'Connor h Joad.
The Queen of Spin; is gone to Ealmorcl.
Difficulties have nrifen between England
nnd Nnples. The latV'iH he called to ae
count. Cholera is ffes in Italy.
Gen. Simpson te, i. t I he is ready for of
Kussiuns r; '"fl from Sebostopol
nnd desl r i ,'i.3 i -J Iff. A T'-n Russians
are ncti : W'Jtm .'ui!. '.'1'"- irbors
A Russian two decker wns burnt in the bay
of Scbatupol owing to tho bursting of a
A great fire occurred at Muicow. It lasted
nn entire day.
There is great suffering nt t'dessa for the
want of the necessaries of life.
Affairs in thu Baltic arc in stniu quo. The
maintenance of the Fleet there costs 30,000
sterling, daily. Tlio Tuiks defeated the
Russians at Kars.
Spain. The Carlists have not abandoned
their plans of civil war.
Foitr.io n Influence. 77ie A mnrican Par-ty-
There is truth and wisdom timely pre.
sented in the following extinct from n clear
and strong editorial in the Lexington (Ky.)
Let the Know Nothings bo crushed to the
earth; let the party he ilisenteregated if you
please; let power fall wherever you may
choose, the demands of the American partv
most be obeyed. The people of this conn',
try nre loyal, and they will ask their rulers
to pass laws for tlicm.'but if they fail to do
so. they will pass them for themselves.
It is vain for us In endeavor to change
the nature of man. All nations, from ail
men, have distrusted foreigners, and when
ever the foreign population crowds upon the
native, there must he strife end ultimate sub
jugation. Up to a certain point a brave and
generous people will receive outeust foreign
em in me mi; iin-y w in auopi a certain
unmoor ot children; but there is n stopping
pouu, arm wnen mere is nn endeavor made
to pass it, there must and will' be strife.
We, tlicrelore, say, no matter what party
olit. litis the ccVrn) of. Vro ;rov.'.-n:nert, tha!
the wishes of the people, vague and iudefino
lliougli nicy may be, must be speedily obey
ed. Immigration must be restricted, and
those who think that tho Agitation of the
country willceaso when the American party
is crushed, nro blind indeed.
I he old American party was ground into
iiienusi, out me men who composed it still
oveo, uuo iimuon nn y niugni m me ranHs
"I other parlies, thev retained their old sen.
timenls, and only awaited an opportunity to
reassert ineiu. in the same maimer, il the
new American party is overthrown, the men
that compose it will still live, nnd the strife
must go on, and at last their object be effected.
vVe regard the final achievement of the aims
of the American party us something beyond
the possibility of u doubt, for to doubt this, is
to doubt the future supremacy of the Alueii-
can people on American soil.
07A letter form St. Petersburg, of the
2Gth nit., in tho Consliliitionnel, says:
"Prince Gortschkofl' has received full pow.
ers to destroy tho remains of the Russian
lleet in the flay nt Sebnstnpol on the day
winch the garrison may be forced to retire
to the norlh. Ills hoped that before that
day shall arrive, nil objects belonging to the
rM.-iio aim to private persons can be removed
to NieholaielV. This proves that no illusions
are cntert iined ns to the fate of I lie southern
part of Sebastopol; and that part is indeed
already represented in Russian letters to be
only it heap of ruins."
Tim Sun has Red Flames. Professor
Henry, before the American Association of
Science, gave odd results touching the exis.
teneo of red flames on the edgo of the f nn, ns
observed dining snlnr eclipses. These pro.
jectlons of red llame were observed again in
representation of them
loven tongues of
To t J
ng when the big eclipse
experimented lit Wash
ington. He took, a Isrgo burning-lens, such
ns me usually in the light-house service, and
concentrated the rays of tho sun upun a piece
of shingle tho wood begun to burn, w hen
prestol the same sort of flames appeared, of a
beautiful pink color. A rango of different
colored glasses was brought lo bear but
through none of them, yellow, green, nor
anything else but red, eould tho flame be
seen. Mr. Henry called in the architect of
the Smithsonian Institution, and hade him
look. He wns oblivious of the existence of
the flames till the red glass enme. A candle
wns taken up, and it was invisible through the
red glass. The. inter Terence is, that this
phenomenon is real. The pink, according to
Mr. Henry, is u subjective color a color in
the eye. This opens, it is said, a field for
VSf Tlio Dublin, Ireland, Freeman's Jour
mil publishes the statistics of the manufac
ture and exportation of porter from that city
for the twelvo months ending the 6th of May
Inst. It appears that thirteen brewers have
exported in that period 87,905 hogsheads of
'"US' Y V-1
deX AS the
May. A hlackHl
i i -k. the
KNOW NOTHINGS IN IRELAND.
The Dublin Evening Mail, ono of the most
powerful periodicals in the United Kingdom,
does not think nt nil badly of the unwilling,
ness of the American party of this country to
elei.t Roman Catholics to office. The follow,
ing paragraph fromtho Evening Mail we find
in the Dublin Warder, another paper of dis
tinguished talent nnd great influence t
"A";i .,!liing$:' The people of Ameri.
ea. alarmed by the overweening assumptions
of the Church of Rome, nnd no doubt warned
by the power she has acquired over popular
education In Europe, nre taking cnenretic
proceedings to exclude the influence ofthe
priests from I heir national schools throughout
the Union. By the last mail, wo learn that
"School Trustees of Louisville, Kentucky,
one ueciueo on Ulsunssmg several teachers
.'eiU'.l",,,'ic ""ho"'! n account of their for.
. Afrlli and their attachment to the Roman
la'ith." Tl, ..f .....! ...
V , ..in i,i ,nin ueeision
ifaun tho reasons assigned for it,
,.iith nnd Ilmuish pridllpetidns
aehf r thus illamhr-ed r. .uni.-inol
ence that they have been imported into
United States bv the Church of K fill If.
with a view to prevent the secular education
of the country to purposes of prose Ivtism
in;j ere, in o.ei. emissaries or tim Vtillege tie.
i'ruMjianda 'iimuhI have been trmoe.l m,d
qualified, no doubt, for the most part under
our National Board of Education, to carry out
abroad the principles w hich it has been so
successful in disseminating here In Ireland.
The Pope lias not n more efficient or fr"e
handed institution nt his back than the im.
perial Parliament of this United Kingdom,
which spares no expense to furnish his holi
ness with zealous and weil-iiiformed ngents
for spreading Ids dominion over the face of
the globe. Does be require priests to estab-
lisli and extend It w herever the Kin'lish Ian.
gunge is poken,tlie halls and dormitories of
i layuooiii are enlarged and tlio jarder nbun
dantiy replenished, to keep up n constant
supply of young ecclesiastics for his service.
Do these in turn send homo n requisition for
lay teachers to assist them in the work, tho
Chancellor of the Exchequer adds some tens
of thousands to his yearly estimate for lia
tional education in 'Ireland; and continual
reinforcements of propagandists nre thus
maintained in readiness to move in obedience
to the call wherever Rome may need their
services. Il is high time for the American
nation nnd people, if they do not desire to see
the institutions of learning transferred mid
subjected wholly to the jurisdiction of the
Roman pontiff, to reject such alien imporla
tions.aud keep their schools under their own
cuiitiol and management.
B-iTThu New Yoik Journal of Commerce
in a calm review of the Louisville riots, clos
es its article with the following admonitory
"Eevry litt'o while, some solemn warnin"-.
like thu recent riot lit Louisville, troubles
me muni oi Umii.mg men, and points for
ward to that period of civil discord by which
we may someday he convulsed, if a remedy
is not applied to the evil created by our pres.
uaiuraiizauoii laws; but iililortunately
uic age is loo peculiarly one of excitement
lor any single event to leave a lasting im
pression. let it citizens v. id look back
twcnty-live years to n limo w hen disorders
null are common now, Were regarded ns im
possible, nnd will then reflect uimn the cm
sequences of a like decline, for another quar
ter oi a century, they will bo convinced of
ueiay, ami or lliu rapidity end strength that
uiiti-Auiericaus influence' is acquiring in the
MR. f RASKI.IX 3 Ol'INION OF 1 OR1.IGN CoN
I'.1S SI.ST TO THIS I.OUNT11V. nurinir the
aiiiuniisiralion of fiob.-rt Walpole, thu trans
portalion of convicts to this eiilllitre. u"i- ..
garded as a very grout grievance. Dr. Fraiikfin
wrote 10 me .wnnster the thanks of the
-iuonisis lor the material aid of Britain to
mis country, so strongly manifested in this
instance; and, us a salislactory proof
i.iuerieaii graiiiiiiie, sent him a collection of
rattlesnakes, which he advised him in hue..
introduced into his Majesty's gardens at K. w,
hi order that thev might propagate nnd in.
ereas", assurinij him that they would be ns
benelici.il to Ins .Majesty's English dominion,
as the Jlrilish ratlksmike convicts bad been to
America. Auicr. Museum, June, 17U0.
j i.uxrjEH inq the Slain The account of
tho field of battle on the Tchernava, after the
recent contest, given by the correspondent of
mo London News, is not very complimentary
to the French soldiers the famous Zouaves.
"The Zouaves had m:ide a gonernl collec
tion ol crosses, rodes and inedals.nnd retailed
tln m to visitors; in addition to which piokins
from th,. dead bodies, tli. y made small col.
leetioim of money from the persons of the
w ounded, managing dexterously to extract it
roin the inside of the trousers close to the
knee, where the Russian soldiers generally
carry their money, while protending to ex.
limine into the nature of their wounds, thus
avoiding giving any mental pain to tho suf
fcrers," Siiceessful.Treatmenl nf Yellow Fcrer at
Mnrfolk. letter from Norfolk, to the
Richmond Dispatch, says:
Dr. Read and Dr. Campbell nre the most
successful In their treatment. Thev rarely
lose two out of fen cases. Dr. Ililisody, (if
Portsmouth, lias, 1 learn, met with marked
success in his practice during lh epidemic.
I believe bo unites, as far as possible, the ho
mii'pathic and allopathic modes of practice,
anil finds the eomliination eminently success
ful. He has, I learn, nt least 150 patients
under bis charge.
A Significant Truth. Miss McDowell,
in the last number of tho Woman's Advocate,
utters the following bold but significant
As women nro more affected by tho provn.
lenco of Immorality than men, it is really
strange that they do not frown down those
vices of men which are so frequently fatal to
their on n tranquility. Many n female who
would not refuse to dine with n profligate
would think herself foully Insulted w ere she
Invited tu take tea with a courtezan; but the
onlydill'erencF between the two is, one wears
pantaloons nnd the other pantalets the
morale is the same.
I S" Pont, it is said, is now being used for
locomotives on tlio Worcester and Nashau
Rail Road, nnd with groat satisfaction. So
strong is tho belief that it will take the place
of wood for this purpose, that parties nre
buying up latere tracts of land where pent
can bo obtained adjoining various rail roads
SCANDAL AND SCANDAUMONGERS.
There nre some people who seem born to
talk scandal. It is n Impossible for them
not to gossip about tho affairs of (heir neigh
bors A3 it is for wider to run up hill, or moth
ers not to boast of their babies. If a new
coiner moves into tile block they cannot
rest satisfied till they have picked up some
tattle about his antecedents, his wife, the
amount of his income, how ho brings up Ms
children, nnd other affairs that are none of
their business. Jf a party is given In the vi
cinity, they nro uneasy till they w heedle from
some guest nn account of all the sayings nnd
doings of tho entertainment. This habit of
intermeddling with the tongue is not confin
ed to females. Men chatter nlmost as much
about the fust hoises of their ncquaiii'wce,
the money they spend, or the manner in which
they conduct their busipwis, ns women . Ho
about the new bounot.Jr,o servants, of (he
extravagance of their "d-Jr friend Tro,ewIy a scoffer or doubter; but whatever is
nro oiu women out ol petticoats ns well us In
that busy themselves about matters that nre
no concern of theirs. Ail the scandal is far
from being talked by the Indies. There is
often us much gossip over a cigar as over a
bit ol'crotclut work. i
Yet it is a cruel nnd enwnrdly thing to
whisper away reputations in such n manner.
Many n merchant's credit has been nndcrmin-
ed by sly inuendocs, which, exaggerated on
repetition, have grow n nt last to be serious
charges, (hough they have never assumed.
until too late, n shape sufficiently tangible to
give him the opportunity of refuting (hem.
Many nn innocent woman bus been secretly
maligned by the dastardly insinuations of
someone who wns slighted, till dear friends
have been alienated, nnd sometimes her fair
fume injured irreparably. For scaiidabmon
gers, like moles under ground, work out of
sight. They do not dare breatho their foul
hints where there is danger of tho victim
Ik 'aring of the slander. They rehearse their
vile abuse under solemn injunctions of secre-
cy. 1 hey sometimes even shrink from n
direct accusation, but deal in hints, iu guesses
in suppositions. They do not even always
pretend to be certain of what they loll, but
say that though they linvo heard sn, they
hopo it is not trite; yet the tone in which they
pealt, nnd the look which necompanics it,
contradicts their hypocritical charity. Like
treacherous nssassins, they strike in the
daik. Like cravens, (hey stab from be
hind. The scandal-mongers does not always deal
In serious charges. Hundreds of persons,
otherwise estimable, talk carelessly about
their neighbors, censuring them in little
tilings, nnd prejudicing strangers against
thetn. In such cases, the offenders forget
how small their chance is of knowing the
full truth, and therefore how much circum
stances may have pallinttd, if not justified
what they blame. The gossip of servants or
ol children, and this frequently maguiticd, is
thoughtlessly rehearsed, and the very respec
tability of those who now endorse it gives
currency to the title. In this way idle tattle
swells into slander. Oi'lcu the whole story
originates in some prejudice of which the
tale bearer himself is scarcely aware. A "a''
man of the world is loo apt to think a church
goer a mere Pharisee, as the hitler is too ready
to suppose the former u profligate. The pru
dent house keeper is templed lo think a more
generous liver a spendthrift, as the latter is
tempted in 1urn to sneer nt the former as a
miser. Ah! if we could all judge justly.
But since the infirmity of human nature for.
bids Ibis, the wisest tiling we can do is to
mind what wo think and say. Hull. Sun,
Noplf. Conduct. The fidelity of tho no.
groes is spoken of ns not thu least noticeable
teature in the history of tho yellow fever at
Norfolk. It is difficult, nearly iiuposaible, to
separate servants and inisstresses. l ot hidden
to enter the sick chamber, the blacks will
creep into concenled places, hide beneath the
beds, crouch in corners, employ every artlllce,
to remain iu atlendancu upon the mistress.
Left to themselves, the negroes nre ubjoet,
refuse to take remedies, nnd die rapidly.
Their last wish ol'leli is that they may he
ia nn near their mispresses.
Let It Live. Let it live,' said u kind heart
ed lady, a short time since, us she picked up
it flying bug from tint floor, nnd helped it
out the window. Sho probably thought
there wns plenty of room in the wide world
for it, nnd there wns no good rcuson for kil
Wecnusee nothing wrong iu killing a
P' isnnous serpent, or a dangerous beast of
the forest, ns they are hurtful, and evidently
our enemies, tioil has also shown ns tlmt it
is perfectly right to kill such animals as nre
good for our food; but to kill anything that
has life, nnd feeling merely for sport, or
through wuntonness, is w rong, nnd the habit
Indulged in begets and cultivates cruelty in
Democratic; Party Burst. The gen.
eral Impression from the interior seems to be,
that, in tho r.ews-bnvs' slang, -'.he Demo
cratic Parly ill New York "has bust."
Be tliis, however, ns it may, the adoption
of the John Van Buren nnd thu Editor of
the Albany Atlas, Anti-Slavery programme,
makes two Democratic Parties, one North,
nnd another South. Tho South has now
lost its Northern allies, on paper, and must
work alone. JV. Y. Express.
tUTho yellow fever has carrisd off 1,(149
of the unaecliinated portion of the population
of New Orleans in nine weeks of the present
f-if A temperance 'ecturcr, descanting on
essential nnd piiril'yingquulitiesof cold wutcr,
remarked, as n knock-dow n urgniucnt, that,
'when the world became so corrupt that the
Lord could do nothing with it, he was obliged
to give It a thorough sousing in cold water.
'Yes,' replied an old soaker, 'but it killed
every durtied critter on the face of the nirth!'
CJA painful offair occurred in Covington
lust week. A physician prescribing for a
girl 13 years old wrote 6 grains of morphine
instead of 16 of a grain, as inleudcd. The
duso was taken, causing the death of the
child in about 8 hours.
f From tht Nw York Mirror
"Whnt is your opinion of tho amount of
Infidelity prevailing?" said one acquaintance
of ours, a few days since, to nnothcr. "I think
just this:" was the reply, "that, wliil- there Is
very little difference of belief as regards the
essential truths of religion, such as the exis.
tence and paternal chnrncter of a Supreme
Ileing, nnd the wisdom nnd goodness of his
universal nrranzemctits in nature, there it a
Vast nmount of skepticism ns to tho Diiint
ordination of many of the "visible church
forms, ceremonies nnd dojmas of cur days,
which nre made to fill the foreground jut es
sentials vf religion." There is, we fear, loo
much truth in this reply. Whatever is claim
ed for religion in accordance with the sublimo
harmonies of nutnre, or the sublimer, (hough
simple teachings of Christ, is accented oladly
by every intelligent, ingenuous mind, leaving,
claimed ti.tn,-y lo su'h fcocorusnen. im ra
widely rejected, or branded with suspicion.
Keligion, such as would justly represent
Christ's life nnd lessons, which ought to ba
tho measure of Christian faith nnd purity, has
suffered wickedly through forninlities,deceits
and hypocrisies, palmed upon mankind in its
namo. Its triumphs have been retarded mors
by the treason and falsehood of professed
friends, than by nil assaults of open enemies)
and the abundance of this treason and false-
bond is what makes so mnny skeptical to
wards religious nnnunciations, mistakinpl
deeming, as they do, that what professes to
be religion or tristianity, inust be. Acting
falsely with Voltaire nnd Shelley, ond scores
of the bravest intellectual spirits, they assumo
that the visiblo church, good, had or indiffer.
nt, is the fruit oi Christianity, ond proceed
to judge the tree by its fruit. Here the mis.
take is made. Tho Church may. in DnrLron-
resent the sound, rip fruit of the tree of life .
but few will deny that it too often stands
for " Dead Sea apples" fair to tho sightj
hut bitter to tho taste, and ashes to the
Proclaim Christ to-dnv, nnywhere, ns he
appeared and addressed himself to the foul.
titnde, nnd the first reflecting 'scoffer of his
precepts and morality, could not be found.
Christ and Christianity, tho body nnd seul of
tho only religion that hnB the slightest practi
cability in its pursuit, to rcducm the world.
the two gicat ideals toward which mankind
nre every day more earnestly yearning; All
may not comprehend them in tho same form
or forms, buUiill acknowledge in them the
same glorious, redeeming spirit. Can it bo
wondered there is skepticism toward much,
that is put forward ns Christianity; The
wresting of liis word and example to uphold
the most uionstrons w rongs. Tho blunting
of the edgo of his anathema against pride,
hatred, mid lusts of (he flesh, pampered on
the very so-called altars of God, and yet
calling it the true "Sword of the Spirit.''
How much of the real Christ does the church
present or preach to us? How much of the
Christ -who cried, "Wo unto you scribes;
Pharisees, and lawyers" or whoever wags
the tongue or lifts the hand to blind the poor
and ignorant to the way of righteousness and
truth. The people love and adore that Christ
who went among them seven days in tho
week, healing their wounds nnd soothing
their sorrows. But (bey recognize Him not
in the isolate, unfamiliar being set apart by
the church for special sabbath worship, and
exhibited to suit creeds nnd dogmas, from
purplo pulpits, but scarcely called up for r
ineiiibrunco or consolation during the six days
of toil nnd weariness, w hen his presence is
We speak these words more In sorrow than
hitlciness sorrow that those whs have
Christianity in special keeping, cannot, or
will not, introduce their Teacher and Master
to the world, in that familiar and attractive
character which lie assumed on Earth, Could
He fail, thus introduced, tn draw uuto him
the fishermen nnd tho crntfsmen would not
the widow nnd orphan, the sick, sorrowing
and outcast, njjain follow Him, with blessings
on their lips, ns erst on the Judean highways.
But the cold, white glare of marble walls,
and the glitter of stained glass, repel these
poor (!) souls from the gorgeous altars drdi
cntcd to to them nn "unknown God."
Give them, O men, and womon of the church,
flint Saviour who scorned not to "ent with
publicans and sinners," and who wns and is,
tho unfailing friend of tho poor who has
declared, "If I be lilted up, I will draw all
men unto me," nnd there shall be no dan
gerous infidelity ir. your midst.
tW An oxchauge states that Brigham
Young, during a recent tour in Southern Utah,
"fell upon an inuxbnuiitalilo bed of coal;" and
another add "If the bed were thoroughly
ou tire we should suspect that lirighoro had
Ztf An Alderman, recently sleeted In
Springfield, w as greeted by his constituents
iua crowd when he addressed them thus:
'Gentlemen, I am confounded glad I am elect
ed. You will find bread and chtese and brandy
iu the next room.'
("if An Hibernian wns reproved by an
officer for daring to whistle In the ranks
while going on duty. Just as the officer,
spoke one of Russia's balls came whistling
over the ravine. Put cocks his eye op to It
ond quietly said, "There goes a boy on
duty nnd be jabers, hear how he whistles!"
Irtf'If you observe a gentleman with hie
arm around a ludy's waist, it ia morally cer
tain they are no married.
Ron, on tub Ball! The citizens ef
South Carolina, of German descent, have or
gnnized an association for the pnrposo of
gunrdlng tho ballot box against illegal Toting
on the part of their own peoplo, and of de
tecting and reporting lo the authorities all
offenders against the election laws. Good!