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ATHENS, TEM., FBIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1855. VOL. VHI.-NO. 378. T E 1151 S l tilt POfT It pabliihrd eTery Friday at I per year payable In adrance, or Art, l( payment U delayed until tha rxniratlun of the year. Adrerlimmrnf will be charged 1 per square iMl line, of leas, fur the ftrtt inaertlon, and 0 centa for earh continuance. A liberal dHuetfon made to those who adret tlie by the year. "JTTenwiru aen'lliir adver tisement nail mark the number of timet they deairc them Inaerted, or they will be continued until forbid and barred accordingly.. roe announcing the uame of candidate! for office, 3, On. Obituary notices ever i lines, charged at the regular kdrertiaing ratea. All eommunicationa Intended to promote the private endi or Intervals of Corporations, Societies, Schools or ladividunla, will be ehargnl atadvertiaements. Job Werkt such as Pamphlets, Minutes, Circulars, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, Ac, will bo executed lo good style, and on reasonable terms. All letters addreaaed to the Proprietor, post paid, will be promptly attended to. Persons at a distance aending us the names of four anWent subscribers, will be entitled to a fifth copy gratia. Na communication Inserted unless accompanied by .tic name 01 meautnor. tff OIBce on Main street, next door to the old Jack ion Hotel. THE "POST. ATHENS, I HIDt V, DEC. 21, 1855. From Washington. Columbia, Dec. 11 , The business in the Senate yesterday was unimportant. The House had erven ballots for Speaker. On the Inst Bunks received 107 votes, Richardson 70, Fuller 28. The Mouse then adjourned. In the Senate there was no business of importance transacted to day. 1 he House had six additional ballots for Speaker, which resulted the same ns yester day. There is no prospect of a choice at present The District Attorney of New York has informed the President of another fillibus- tering expedition, the purpose of which was another Nicaragua invasion. There wero prompt measures taken for its siippres eion. There is nothing hiter from Kansas, and it believed that previous accounts huve been greatly exaggerated. Nf.w Yoiik, Dec. 11. The steamship Northern Light, from San Juan arrived with California dates of the 20th. Gen. W. H. Richardson, U.S. Marshal, was ' assassinated at San Francisco. A battle was fought on Rouge. River be' tween 300 Indians and 400 Regulars under r Capt. Smith. The fight lasted 9 hours, w hen the troops were obliged to retreat. Loss 18 killed, 25 wounded. Gen. Wool has proceeded to the scene of trouble. Then has been trouble at Suit Lake be tween the Mormons nnd Euton Indians. SeV' era! of the former murdered. The banking house of Sanders & Brecnnn lias failed. Much snow on the mountains. The win ter ruins have not yet set In. ...... . .... ,.. New Orlbaws, Dec. 8. ' The Tfomethus arrived with San Juan dales of the 3d. She connected with the . Uncle Sam from San Francisco ou the 20th. The Uncle Sum brought 350,000 in treasure and 250 passengers. Health on the Isthmus is good. Col. Walker is in quiet possession of Grenada. Pence nnd confidence are restored, nnd the citizens have resumed their usual occupations. A large fire occurred at San Francisco on the night of the 16th of November. Gen. Richardson was murdered by a man named . Cora, who is under arrest. From Mexico. JVeio Orleans, Dec. 12. A conspiracy was discovered in the city of Mexico on the 6th inst, the object of which was to make Gwn. Urugn President. Gen. Urnga, Padre Moranda and Col. Orsollo were arrested. Hie affair caused great excitement Col. Rubles was appointed to succeed Gen. Almonte, It was rumored that Gun. Co- monfort will retire from the Ministry. The Church is opposed to the Government. Things are in general confusion. Cincinnati, Dec. 11. Flour mnrket is easier, $7 65 a 7 75. Gran, nothing doing. Hogs quiet; sales 400 .head, average 180 lbs at $ 6 40; 1000 heud) average 300 jus, $o ou; auu exira nenvy, 86 65. Tint" Hard Shells." The New York correspondent of the National Intelligencer says that tho organ of the Hard Shell Demo crats in that city indignantly denies that any member of that section of the party were present at the recent meeting for the pur pose of reuniting the Democracy, nnd declares that the Hards are not now in the least de gree anxious to unite with the Softs, "except upon the terms of the latter abandoning their Irregular Freesoil organization, formally rend ing the Van Barons out of their ranks and coming back repentant to the fold." lafflt is stated that of 165 men who wero hung In the United States during the year 1854, there were only 7 who could read and write. There Is much "food for reflcction"in thut statement 9ETThe State of North Carolina has dis tributed among the several counties of the State, during the current year, - the sum of one hundred and eighty-one thousand dollars for the support of Common Schools. Washington, Dee. 13. In the Senate there is nothing doing. The House have had live ballots for Speaker. On the lost Banks received 104, Richardson 73, Fuller 38. Itis thought that some new plan will be adopted to-morrow. Death or ax Editor. A. II. Simmons, Esq., one of the proprietors of the Philndel phia Ledger nnd Baltimore Sun, died in Phil adelphia on Sunday, He was one of the pio ocrs in the "penny" paper system.and twenty years ago started tin publication of a sheet of this character in Philadelphia. Wheat. The pnpers of Virginia and South Carolina represent that the wheat seed, ing this season has been very heavy in those States and much beyond nq average crop. f3fT"In nn article commenting on the con fused and disorganized condition of affairs at Washington, nnd the long and desperate struggle likely to ensue before the House of Representatives is put in legislative motion, the Petersburg Intelligencer makes the fol lowing remarks: " It is greatly to be dsp!ored that such should be the state and course of parties in the House as to prevent an oignnizntion and thus retard the business of the country in the National Cunilol. Such scenes as are now enacting there nre calculated to deeply injure the reputation of our Free Institutions every where abroad and to weaken them nt home. We have hitherto sneered at the miserable exhibitions of feud and anarchy which have rendered the Mexican and some of the South American Republics supremely ridiciilousnnd contemptible. Instead of profit ing by such" examples, and maintaining the dignity nnd grandeur of our own noble uov eminent, the representatives of the people seem to be fast pushing it on to the verge of tne verv same uoy ui iouy mm iiuui;i.iii.jF n which these discordant and rickelty States nhnva mentioned have been well niuh swal lowed. Shades of our revolutionary ancestors! How would you loathe nnd execrate the spec tacle now displayed at Washington,couldyou arise and witness them!" Physicians. The editor of the Amer'wnn Medical Gazette estimates that one physician Is required for every 700 inhabitants. This would give over 80,000 in the nation. It is probable thnt the average life of a physicinn is not over thirty years after ho enters his profession. Hence it follows by computation thut the waste by death alone is 1,000 physi cians a year. But more are lost by change of business than by death; and this less might be estimated, without exaggeration, at 800. We have, then nn actual loss of 1,800 physi cians annually, which must be made up. Again, the increase of population In the Uni ted States is about 700,000 a year, which requires an increase of 1,000 physicians to supply. There nre, therefore, actually requir ed 2,800 new physicians in the United States yearly. To meet this wo have only 1,400 graduates from the schools, end about 300 foreigners, making in nil 1,700, and leaving nn actual deficiency of 600 a year, to be supplied by irregular practitioners. Paris, Nov. 22d, 1855. I think there wis never a more absurd panic thnn the present oue in New York. They seem to fear that their bnnks will be drained of all their specie. 'Tis true, the Banks of England and of France owing to the drain for the war of the East, are short, and necessarily go where it can be obtained. For this purpose they have employed two of the largest houses, and likely pay no commission and perhaps insure themselves. By such means specie can come nt the present rates of exchange on Europe without loss. Yet, as is proved by exchange, the balance of trade is in favor of the United States, and thus it is a forced measure, and not a legitimate commer cial one. Such forced measures nre only temporary, and ns exchange falls (ns it will by shipments of grain, flour nnd cotton to Europe) specie cannot be shipped without a loss. For some years past a river of gold (like the Gulf stream) lias flowed from Cali fornia through New Y ;rk to Europe, because the United States owed Europe; but, until the balance of trade enn be brought against the United Slates by excessive importation, the current of gold must nnd will stop in th Atlantic cities. The inevitable result will be that the banks will, before spring, groan un der its weight, and money be, perhaps, cheap er in the United States than in Europe. Amenities of War in the Crimea. A correspondent of the Journal de Constantino ple, writing from Sebnstopol, October 4th, says : "The Fiench troops nre opposite the Russians along the whole hue of the Tcher nnyn. A lew days Rincu tne r rencn soldiers, who are always ingenious in finding means of passing awny the time, put themselves along the line of advanced posts, in direct commu nication with the Russian soldiers placed op posite to them. The plan which they adopted wns this: They hoisted on the end of their bayonets somo small white handkerchiefs; the Russian soldiers, not to be wanting in polite ness, did the same, thus showing thnt they were disposed for a conference. The French soldiers then showed their bread und coffee, and the Russians their gourds of brandy, and then with common ac cord they advanced townrd each other with out arms, nnd took their coffee nnd brandy together. It appears that this kind of recrea tion went on for tomo days without the knowledgo of the French ond Russian offi cers. Tho Gringslet bnttery at times sent some shot among these jovial gentlemen, but that did not prevent the meeting from taking place, A few days since the General was in formed of the fact, nnd the most rigorous on dcrs were issued to put a stop to these pro. ceedings. The captain, who ought at first to have prevented them,.has been punished. The weather is beautiful; not a drop of rain has fallen for tho last six weeks. fjyA young hid in Wisconsin, has boon held to one hundred dollars bail, for putting stones on a rnilroad track, Just to see the cars hop when they went over them. Precocious boy, thut! W The Hon. James M. Mason, present incumbent, was on Saturday Inst re-elected United States Senator, by tho Virginia Leg islature, for tho term of six yenrs from and after the 4th of March, 1857. 1P Two deof mutes, named George Ba kcr and Amanda Bngbee, were married a few day since nt Albony, N. Y. They will never quarrel; the Argus snya thnt they appeared very happy, although they "never told their love." 3P Did you ever find a man who shone muoh In dress, shine much or sny much that was worth hearing in conversation? FOREIGN' NEWS. New York, Dee. IS. The only feature of news by the Baltic is, that there is a variety of rumors stating that there is a prospect of pence. One says that Russia directly reques ted Prussia to make conciliatory offers to the Western powers. Prussia is said to have ac cepted the mission. Austria assents. But the most definite form of rumor is that proposi tiona have been submitted to Napolean in be half of Russia, which can be honorably ac eepted, viz: Russia will conclude peace with the Western Powers, without the intervention of either Austria or Prussia Russia acceding to and guaranteeing the independence of the Danubian Principalities and the freedom of the Black Sea; both parties to continue pre parations for war, but not to -enter upon ac tive hostilities up to the date agreed upon, All this is possibly premature, but hopes aie strong that terms of peace will be arran ged. The excitement about American affairs is almost subsided. The Danish Conference met on the 20th, but had no action. Ia the Prussian Chambers the speech of the King announces decidedly the continued neu trality of Prussia. Some unimportant chances have occurred in theVEnglish Government v There is nothing further from the Crimea, Asia or the Black Sea. Cotton has declined. Flour has declined Is, and dull. Canal ia quoted at 42s. 6d. Ohio 45. Corn is quiet. Yellow is bringing 47s. 3d. Provisions are quiet Lard is lower. U. S. stocks are better. A Wife in Chase ok Ilta IIimu.tNii. A cor respondent of the Boston Journal writing from New York, tells the following : "An incident transpired here last week that has niado some talk among the parties who have had knowledge of the matter. A lady from the State of Maine came to this city Inst week on her way to California She had as arms two revolvers and a bowie-knite. The conducter purchased her ticket in the lalitornin steamer, and she lelt in the vessel at noon. Her story ia this: A short time since her husband obtained possession of all her wealth, converted all lie could turn into gold, and then deserted his family, took a ship and started for the laud of gold, round Cape Horn. But this is not the worst: he took with him a female not his wife. Injured and maddened, the wife has started after her recreant lord ; not from love, but from bate , not to recover possession of her absconding husband, but to administer to him a deserved chastisement ; not to take him back but to shoot him and his companion. Wind, weath er and steam permitting, the lady will reach California sometime in advance of her ab sconding mate. lie will no doubt be rather surprised to meet her ladyship on the Cali fornia landing; and unless sea-sickness shakes the wrath out of her, the meeting will not be one of the uiosl conjugal that can be ima gined." ' Sad Accident Explosion or a Steam Fire Enoikb. Yesterday afternoon the steam fire engine Joe Koss was plaoad at the crossing of Vine and Sixth streets, to make trial for the espeeial benefit of the city officials of Chica go, who are visiting our city for the purpose of witnessing the operations of t.hee fire nn nihilators. About 4 o'clock the time when her greatest power was being tested, the re ceiving chest .exploded instantly killinif (lie engineer, John AN interbottom, and wounding some other gentlemen. A. u. jatta, inven ter of the fire engine, was badly scalded in the lace and on the arms. Jeremiah urant, carpenter at the People s theatre, was seal ded. Horace English, of the Fire Company was severely bruised. One or two others were elighlv in Hired, sir. winteroottom teaves a wife and one child thirteen months' old. Vessels Built During tub Year. The Se cretary of the Treasury reports that for the year ending June 80th, there were built in the United Mates 831 ships and barques, 126 brigs, 60S schrs., 669 sloops and canal boats, and 248 steamers total 2,024 vessels of an aggregate ton nape of 683,450 tons. There were built in Maryland 44 ships and barques, 5 brigs, 96 schooners, 8 sloops and 4 steamers; total 122 vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of 2-2,024. Maine built 213 ships, 107 brigs and us schooners. Free Neoboes The Legislature of Mis souri have just passed an act to expedite tho removal of free negroes from that State. They have appropriated (3,000 annually for ten years towards accomplishing this purpose. Ctiaiovs Combination. It is understood thnt the dress-making business is about to be in corporated with coopering. A number of na tive coopers will be required to hoop the la dies' pettiooats ; the model of female eleganoe being now a molases cask or beer barrel, l3PNnvel way of squaring a thing n cer tain deacon in the northwest corner of Mas sachusetts, having lost a good cow by a stroke of lightning, resolved nnd actually worked on Sundays until he had earned enough to cover his loss. Small Bills. The Boston Courier says that the plnn of prohibiting, by Legislative enactment, the circulation of bank bills under the denomination of five dollars, is gaining favor with the public, and if carried out, would probably do more to check the Infla tion of paper money thnn almost any other finnncinl measure that could be adopted. A sounder condition of the currency would be better for the solidity of the banks, safer for the public, and preventive, to some extent, of sudden revulsions. jf A western editor, in speaking of one of the new ly elected Senators, says that his ignorance is so dense thut the auger of com mon sense will be longer in boring through it, thnn it would take a boiled carrot to bore through Mont Blunc. Guess that's a hope. less cause! -jT Tho Star says the work on the Wash, ington Monument has been suspended for want oL funds. ISP A marriage wos solemnized at Day. ton on Monday, which excited much interest In thut locality. In the procession were seven asses gaily decked out A wng at our elbow says that's just live more than ordinary. t xt- ti,. .nn;nwr of the Southern Pa cific Railroad In his report of a survey of the entire route of over two thousand miles In length, says then it not exceeding three hun. dred milet of the whole tliat is adapted to cut- ttratwn. THE BASIS OF THE AMERICAN PARTY. The Hon. Daniel Ullman, of New York, in an address before the people of that State, uttered the following eloquent thoughts : I give thanks to the living God that be has put it into the hearts of tha American people to raise nn an organization in this land whose all pervading object iaUinaguratean Amer ican policy a national American sentiment It is in strict accordance with the maxims and principles of Washington and the sages of the Revolution and every right-minded man who was born upon the soil whatever he may say feels in the bottom of his heart. that we are right, and being right, we shall suceeed. The erent heart of thin people is moved. The ediet has gone forth that hereafter there shall be such a thing as an American nation. Nationality shall no longer be with us a mere blind instinct but an enlightened sentiment gushing up from the depths or the soul, puri fied by a sense of the beautiful, the true and the great. A national sentiment is the actu al of the life of a people idealized. Save that homage which we owe to the Supreme Creator of the Universe, there is no higher, nobler, purer sentiment among men. Whence comes this sentiment t It comes from all that is great and noble and glorious in the history of a nation. It comes from the songaof her poets the eloquence of her ora- tors me wisuom oi ner sages me aeeas oi her warrior. It comes from her progress in art, science and literature. It comes from her pleasant places her happy homes; her cheer ful firesides her hallowed altars. It comes from the prattle of her babes the games of her youth her merry meetings her solemn assemblies. It comes from her crowded cities her lonely church yards. It comes from her teeming earth her blue skies her lovely valleys her beautiful hill sides her tower ing mountains her bubbling brooks her majestic rivers. It comes lioni her liunker Hill her Saratoga her Brandy wine. It comes from her Washington her Greene- her Marion. It comes from her Hamilton, her Henry, her Jefferson It comes from her Franklin, her Fulton, her Whitney. It comes from her Jackson, her Scott, her Taylor. It comes from her Clay, her Webster, her Cal houn. It comes from all that constitutes her being, her life. Itis her life, her inner life, her spiritual existence. Without this enno bling sentiment, though a nation may number her people by millions, yet she is as dead as the clods of the earth. With it she may be conquered. She never can be subdued. Her cities may be burned her fields devastated her sons crushed to the earth, but if in their hearts exists this elastic, enthusiastic, kind ling sentiment God in his own appointed time will give them strength to rise,' redeem nd re-eonqucr their native Jand. High Price of Real and Personal Pro perty. Gen. O. G. Guy recently sold one of his plantations, in the county of Bedford, about six miles from Lynchburg, for twenty five thousand dollars. The tract contained bout eighteen hundred acres. At the same time he also sold fifty-six negroes for thirty i ne thousand three hundred and seventy-five dollars including all sizes and ages, from infancy to extreme old age. The average price was seven hundred nnd three dollars a piece. Boys from fourteen to twenty brought from 850 to $1290; the latter was the highest price paid. They were purchased principally by the planters nnd farmers of the adjacent country, Why the Frkrcii Succeeded. Tho fol lowing ia from n St Louis correspondent of the New York Freeman's Journal "All the Catholic papers note the fact that Sevastopol was taken on the Feast of the Nativity of tho Virgin, but none save the Leader observes the second co-incidence, that it was just nine months after the promulga tion of the Immaculate Conception. In the co-incidences, and in the repulse of the Eng lish from the Redan, while tho French leaped gloriously upon the battlements of the Main koff, we see the interposition of Mnry the Virgin." A Sad Case. The Cork Constitution mentions the fact that Mrs. ' Gore's novel, "The Banker's Wife," of which the villainy of nn unprincipled bunker forms the ground work, was dedicated to Sir John D. Paul, ns an illustrious example of probity and good faith, and one in whom the office of bunker was made honorable. Mrs. Gore is a creditor of Sir John D. Paul's bank, it is said, for 30,000, in which ore included the gains by her voluminous writings. The baronet is one of the bankers who wns recently sentenced to transportation for fourteen years. 3P The Rochester Union states thnt the agents of the French Emperor have been largely engaged this fall in purchasing wheat in the West on his account. They have purchased 900,000 bushels, of which 650,000 came to Buffalo and 250,000 bushels to Os wego. All but 40,000 went down the Erie Cunal. The snmo agents nre still buying in Illinois nnd other Western States to go down the Mississippi nnd out by New Orlenns. How to Slf.ef. The Phrenological Jour- mil says that in sloeping, that posture should be chosen which Is promotive of deep nnd full inspirations, because nature rendeis the hitter deeper when wo nre asleep than awnke, except in nction. Hence a high head, by cramping both the windpipe and the blood vessels, is bud. The head should rest on a line with the body. Virgwia. The vote in joint convention of the Legislature of Virginia, for U. S. Senator, was as follows: Whole number ot votes cast .193 Necessary to a choice 97 Of these Mr. Mason received ' 124 Mr. Summers 66 Scattering 3 -ff The Chicago Tribune states that the money lost by the American Express Com pany in transit between Dubuque nnd New York, has been found. It turned up as uiys. teriously ns it disappeared. tW The Russian Army in Finlnnd, ac cording to the Augsburg Gnzctte, amounts to 60,000 men, besides 120,000 men snid to bo In reserve nt St Petersburg. This represen tation is published, to show that Russia is in no danger from a Swedish invasion, ns no Swedish force sufficient to overcome this can be mustered. - Mv'In the Georgin Penitentiary there nre 179 convicts 30 more than the cells can ac commodate. THE AMERICAN ALADDIN rsuH A LSCTl-u sr o. w. craTim. When we go out on Sunday afternoons to moralize and see the new bouses, we usually take our young ones by Aladdin's Palace.- Aladdin started life by swapping jack-knives; then putting the halves of broken marbles to- gether and passing them off as whole ones. When he had gathered some brass he went to school nil the summer to learn the golden rule of arithmetic addition for himself and subtraction for his neighbor. At an early age Aladdin was considered to be good at a bargain, which meant that he could always succeed in changing a worse for abetter always keeping the blind eye of a horse to the wall when he had to sell it, nnd looking right nt it w hen he bought it; and the village s aid that certainly Aladdin would succeed. When he left, whe will be rich," snid the village, with more approval thnn it would say, "he will be generous nnd true." To Aladdin the world was .but a markst in which to buy cheap and sell dear. For him there wns no beauty, no history, no' party, no heroism. Vainly the stars shone over him, vmnly the south wind blew. In the wnke of the grentship Argo, in which Jason nnd his companions sailed for the Golden Fleece; over the gleaming Mediterranean, where the ships of Tyre, Roims and of the Crusaders had been before him; through the pillars of Her culec, through which sailed Columbus to find fame in a new world, now sails Aladdin to find fortune. To him all lands were alike- No Humor sung for him ip the jEgean; he on. ly curses the wind that will not blow him to Odessa. No syrens sing for him, but he loves the huge oath of the lively bontswnin. With a bible in his hand and a quid of tobac co in his mouth, he goes about the holy places in Jerusalem and "calculates" their ex net site. He sees the land of Rameses and the Pi'tolnmics; nnd the reverend records of the Lybinn desert, whose echoes have slum bered Bince they wero trampled over by Alex ander's urmy, nre now awakened by the shrill whistle of Old Dan Tucker. Ho insults the Grand Lama, hobnobs with the Great Mogul, turns his back upon Emperors, nnd takes a pinch out of .the Pope's snuffbox. He chews with the Arabs, smokes opium with the Turks, and rides for a bribe with the Cal muck Tartars. Aladdin comes home again, nnd the admir ing village points him out to the younger generation as a successful man: "My son, look at him; he began with nothing, and now see." 'My son" does see, nnd beholds him owning million of dollars of all societies of which he is not president, a director. Hie nnuie is good as gold. He has bought pictures mid statutes. He has also bought a Mrs.Aladdin nnd housed her in luxury, but ho pricks his mouth with a sliver fork. He has a- homo for a poet, but he makes it his boast that he reads nothing but the newspaper. Ho goes to church on Sunday, nnd only wakes up when the preacher denounces the sinners of Sodom nnd Gomorrah, and those "tough old Jews" of Jcruialem. His head is bald and shiny with tho sermons which have hit it nnd glanced oil. lie clasps his hands in pinyer, but forgets to open them when the poor box is passed around; and he goes home like a successful man, thanking God that lie is not ns other men nre, nnd after dinner he Bits before the fire in his chair, lights a large cigar, nnd looks languidly at Mrs. -Aladdin through the thick smoke. By and by old Aladdin dies. The conven tional virtues are told over ns the mourning carriages are called out The papers regret they are culled upon to deplore the loss of a revered parent, generous friend, public spir ited citizen, and pious num. Then the pre- swapper of jack knives nnd the model set up to the young generation is laid in the dust Above his grave, the stars he never saw, now burn with n soft lustre which no lamps about a king's tomb tun emulate; and the South wind, for whose breath upon his hot brow he was pever grateful, strews his Inst bed with nnemones nnd violets thnt his heel crushed when living; and we, W'ho nre to be formed upon thnt model, carelessly remark, ns we stir our toddies; "So old Aladdin has gone nt last, and, by-the-bye, how much did hu leave!" Model Bar Appeal. Judge, your time I know is precious, ns must be the case of so vulunble a member of society. This case is perfectly clear, nnd I know your learning nnd intelligence. For me to nrguo ould be not only a waste of time, but nn insult to your penetrntion. Much might be said, but noth ing is needed. Before any other Judge I would lay down the rules of the law, but here I know they huve been deeply studied, nnd wisely understood. I look around me and behold an humble house of logs, yet see before me the spirit of truth, the unpurchas ed distributor of law, and the old tenement rise before my mental vision, proud and beautiful as a majestic temple to justice. Judge, I havo a bottle of prime Mouongnhela in my pocket; for the respect I bear your char acter, allow me to make you a present of it." "Verdict for the defendant," said the Judge immediately jqyOiie day a little girl about five yenra old, heard a preacher of the Chadband order praying most lustily, till the roof rang with tho strength of his supplication. Turning to her mother nnd beckoning the maternal ear down to a speaking distance, she whispered "Mother, don't you think that if he lived nearer to God he wouldn't have to talk so loud!" The Man that was Born 1.ate. An old Culifornian once snid: 'I was born the Inst day in the yenr, the last day in the month, the InaViay in the week, very late in the dny( and have alwnys been behind hand, I be lieve it would have been fifty dollars in my pocket if I hadn't been born at all.' THE ISTHMUS. We find a letter in the Boston Post, hail Ing from South America, whence we niak this extract Sepulchre fortt-eigiit miles loko. The bom s of six thousand Irishmen line th railroad from Aspinwall to Panama. Set this down to the credit of man's inhumanity to man." to the "Almighty Dollar," to "Yan kee enterprise," or what you will; cr.ll it mercantile, a diabolical, or an ostelogicnl fact it is undoubtedly true. But the road is built the continent is spanned, and our on ward march, our "manifest destiny," has mnde another demonstration. We may as well look at the entire pile of grim, ghastly facts all nt once, aa to pich out the inoriricn. tion alone, nnd sink the gory reality. The road is a fact and the gulf that swallowed up the human life is another; the sinews thnt toiled to build the structure seemed to have been destined to ns ignoble an end ns Fa I. staff's ragged rigiment, or the Ilrilish army belore Scbastopol "lood tor powder. As a great undertaking, there is no internal or Internal Improvement ot modern time that Is to be compared to it. It is very easy to think or to speak of, or even to build forty-eight miles ot railroad in most countries. The first forty-eight miles of railroad from Bos ton to the Azores, in a straight line, could be built nearly as readily nnd cheaply ns this wns. Uno mitigated swamp, almost com pletely impassable, except to creatures that nive wini's or witchcraft to assist them, has been the ground they had to build the super structure on. A part of it was adamantine rock, hills of granite I did but little in the way of an examination, except to ride over the roud, nnd look nt its various stopping places. As the train passed, the cround shook on all sides like a sea ot jelly, covered Willi a great blanket ot gntta peichn, with n argo elephant walking over it. After cut ting away the tinber and undergrowth, earth nnd gravel were carted on until the found, ation seemed to be solid enough to lay the sleepers. The streams, gutters and ravines were so numerous that there nre six hundred bridges on the road between here and Aspin. wnll. Some of tliesu nre several hundred feet long. But a mere description and pil ing up statistics do not give nn idea of this gigantic undertaking. Too Much Candor. A clergyman the other day while stopping nta Detroit hotel missed his umbrella from the stand, where upon lib helped himself to a similar one nnd went on n walk up nnd down the streets. After untieing that the "natives" seemed quite pleased at both his while cravat nnd his uiiibrel.u, ns if they ought not to gc to gether, nt last he took a look himself at the outside of his "borrowed" umbrella, and there he found pain ted in large, white letters: " stole this umbrella from J. C. Kingsley." Ourcleriual friend took n look at the clouds with nn expression "more in sorrow than in Roger," nnd concluded that there wasn't rain enough to make it worth while to spread nn umbrella, or not tliat one nt all events. Five Wives and six Husbands. The Boston Traveller says: "A few davs since an old man of sixty-one years applied at the ollicv of the city register for the tilXh marritgo certificite. His inten ded bride is but tw enty-four, it being her first marriage. - J his is the only one case within the knowledge ot the register o: a tilth mar riage. IjisI year one man applied for his touith marriage certificate and during that year moro men were married for the third time than females. There is, however, a wo man in this city of about forty years who is now living with her sixth husband. Shu wns first married at the age of thirteen, and when fourteen, wns a widow. At the expi ration ot the third yenr she was married to her l.iird husband, she had but three clnl dren." CfIt ought to be generally known, thnt sawdust into which oil has been spilled, will ignite in a few hours if exposed to the rays of the sun. Any kind of cotton goods wetted with oil nnd laid by will soon take fire. 19" A Northern Publisher lately gave no- lice that he intends to spend fifty dollars for the purpose of getting up "a new head" for his paper. The next day one of his subscri bers dropped him the following note: "Don't do it Better keep tho money, and by a 'new head for the editor.'" Concord, N. H., Dec. 10. John W. Rand, the noted bank robber, broke jail again lust night by sawing off the bars of his cell win dow. The lari'e doff kept at the jail was found poisoned in the yard. Active measures have been taken for his recapture. t-ff A bill was introduced into the Senata of Georgia Legislature, on the 4lh inst: "To tax nil Bachelors over twenty-eight years of age, fur the educntion of Orphan Girls, in the counties where snid bachelors respecttully reside. Just right, we say; let them marry, or pay for their negligence. HfTo become respected say 'res,' to every man's opinion, and have none o'f your own. A Noisy Fki.low. A curious point of law has just been decided in England by a country judge, in Exeter. The question was whether an inhabitant oi a town was at liberty to keep animals whose noise proved a serious annoyanee to their neighbors. It was shown on the part of Mr. Abraham, that his neigh bor Mr. Stin tv, had a eock which crowed one hundred and "fifty times in twenty five min utes. The learned judge thought this was an amount of crowing which human nature was not bound to put up with, and awarded to tin plantiff Is. damages. RsMEnv roa CArzs ij Chickens. A corres pondent sya: "Tell those of vour readers who are interested in raising chickens, that a small pinch of gunpowder given to a chicken with the bnpe, will effect a sure and com nlele cure in from one to three hours' time. and leave poor chick healthy and hearty. I speak from what I know, having tried the remedy with perfect satisfaction." For ma Cvre or Caovr. A nleee of freah lard as large ass buttercup, rubbed up with sugar in the same wsy that butter and sugar arc prepared for the dressing of puddings, divided in three parts, and given at intervals of twenty minutes will relieve any ease of croup not already allowed to progress to the fatal point Yif The Know Nothings State Conrcn- tion at Sacramento City appointed delegates to the Philadelphia Convention, instructing them to vote for no mnn for President unless he favors the Pacific Railroad, and is opposed to slavery agitation. AN INDEPENDENT VOTER. "Tuin't nn use o' talkin'," said one of the seedy political ruts thnt come out of their subterranean dens about election times, and disappear as soon aa it is over, aa he reeled up against a lamp-post on the corner of State nnd Pearl, on the evening of thesixth "Taint no use o' tnlkin'. Times ain't as they used to be. A independent woter ain't the cheese any longer. He ain't a merchantable, eom. moditv. He ain't reported in the market He's druv' away from 'Chance. Banks don't discount on him, and you can't put him op the spout, lie nm t good loi new lints and boots, and trowsers, and coals. He ain't ninde a bank of deposit for the shiners. He's brought down to bad rum, nnd ha ain't safe if he takes much o' thut. The stars are out in all kinds o' weather, and they shine on a feller when he's got half a dozen glasses on board, the Wntchus', Squire Colo, and ten days down the banks, is the word!" "Hullo!" cried one -of the i:icht. police, "What's out now! Who are you talking to?" " ' "I'm nn Independent woter, and I'm out" replied the seedy political rat "I've been out nil day I'm out now. Look there," said he, as ho held up a dilapidated boot, "my toes ia out, my elbows Is out, I'm out of change now, I am. I'm a independent woter, too. Who m talkin to T l in holdin a conversa tion with a gentleman who lives around the corner. A independent woter he is, and a sensible man too. I loves to conwerse with sensible people. "But 1 m agin such tunes as these. TheV ain't the go for independent woters, wot lives round the corner, r oiks as runs for office don't comedown stumpy. Eggs is scarce. Good ticker is scarce. Seegnrs ain't so plen ty ns they might be. Boots is gone out o' market, and hats ain't nowhere. Three-cent drinks nnd penny Seegnrs is all that's goin. Whon the vigs nnd uiinmycrnis went in, ones was foil v. r oiks shuked hnnds with a feller them days. They axed him to tike sum'mnt warm: they come down with boots nnd lints, and new trowsers and lots o' tin. Them wns the times for independent woters; they was seme pumpkins then, they was. How d ye do7 said the teller what run for ofh's, "how d'ye dot How's the wife and lues! "Coiulortnble, says 1. "How a pollyties r savs he. "Dry," ssvs I. "O ho!" says he,"let's take sum'mnt to luak'em moist," says ho. "I'm ngrecuble," says 1. "Goin' for our folks?" says he. "Yes, in a pig's eye," says I, "our folks is mighty tight about the pockets. "U no: says he, "let s step round thu corner may be we shnll see something." werry won, says I. "Uok at this, says as he holds up a bank bill. "'Taint couc. terfeit," says I. "Not a bit of it," says he. All nht, savs l,"onr folks is tha cheese. Uooratv fur the Vlgs!" or the Dimuivcrats. according to circumstances and the size of their pile. "Ituttam't so now. Independent woters ain't thu chalk and the Natives done it Take 'em up for interfcerin' with other people's bibiicBs. Give 'cm down the banks; send 'em up ninety days; give 'em that;" and c Btruck straight out lor an Imaginary head, un n lorce tniii sent mm wun n lurch across le side-walk, up against the side of the uildinir. "Werry wood," said he. as he straightened up and opened his oyos with that peculiarly wild stare which belonirs to the filth or sixth glass of adulterated rum. Werry good indeed I 'Taint no use in trvin it on. . You can't punch him in the head. Strike at him nnd yon skin yifdlr own knnckles. Kick nt him nnd you bark your own shins. He's all full o' sharp pints and peaked cor ners. They ain't pleasant to run against Better let him alone he ain't pleasant to handle. He's n nniiiial wot's got very sharp teeth, nnd hu bites. His claws Is long, and they scrntches bad. But he's a infernal scamp, any way. Hu spiles the wotiu' trade, nnd I'm agin him." "Come," said flie"Stnr,""hndii't yon belter be jogging?" . r . "Werry well, I'll be goin'. Good night I ' and hu shook the policeman's hand with ex treme cordiality "Good Jiight.l Folks is waitin' " nnd lie started off, making a course somewhat liku a Virginia fence, and disap. peured around the corher, grumbling: "Blow Som! Hu ain't the cheese for independent woters. lie ain't got no tin. He don't come down stumpy. Hu don't care ." Hero his voice suddenly ceased, with a sort of "chuck" as if he hud brought up against something hard. In a moment he was on his wny again; and tho last that wns heard of him ns he Hove into a dark alley, was, "blow the Natives." A WyomiNo Cocnty Husband Sold for f 500. The Cleveland Plniudeuler tells the following: "A lady passed through here a few days since in hot pursuit of her husband, who had been smitten with a smart attack of 'passior.al attraction,' nnd hnd run away with another woman from Wyoming county, New York, to Lorain county. She look n brace of officers from this city and went to Flyrin. The gen. tlcnian Blinding the approach of danger, left his money with a nephew to effect a diversion with the enemy, and took the enrs for the South. On reflection, he siixpected the hon esty of his nephew, and took the next train back to look alter his money. Here he en countered thu pursuing party, nnd negotia lions were ened. - Il resulted in the lady's soiling out all her right, title nnd good will, in and to the husband, and his purchasing a dishonorable pence, for five hundred dollars. Tha Indy returned to Wyoming without a husband, but with a pocket full of rocks." -jf It is stated thut nearly 9000 barrels of flour were purchase at Detroit last week, mostly by one fir in. The Detroit Advertiser says : "This flour is bought on a foreign order, and without a doubt will find its way to the Crimen. This firm hnve within the past few weeks purchased in this market about 30,000 barrels of flour, nt nn at'erage of say 87,75 per bsrrol, thus throwing some tiro hundred and iMrlj'two thousand jite hundred dollars into the hands of our tanners, millers, and produce dealers. A New Idea. A l'urij letter writer men. lions the probability of a political union be tween France and Germany, with Louis Na poleon as Empnrnr-King. Doubtful! jT't appears thnt murders, assassins- tions, nnd other crimes are fearfully on the increase nt New Orleans. The matter has attracted the attention of the grand jury of thnt city, nnd they have recommended an ad. diliun of 350 men lo the present police force. 1-fT" General Cass, it is snid, has written a letter to a committee In Pennsylvania, which ill make its nppcttrunee shortly, withdrawing from the field as a candidate for the I'resi. dcucy. CUvsr fellows people who spend Bfltta dollars every tune thy earn tea.