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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TENN., FBIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 18-56. VOL. V1II.N0. 384. TfllE POST li pubNf hrd inry Friday at H pr year f fable tn lrnec, or 8, If pmtut la delayed until ht f xpiraiion of the year. Artrrtlment will tw ctinrged 91 per qttart f IS Hoti, or lot, for the Ant Insertion, and tacenU for vaeh eontlnaanet. A liberal rlMnctioo made to thott who advertise by the year, Vl"trinns ntlnjr atrer tleraenta nuit mark the number of time they denlre Item Ineerted. or they will b eontluutd until forbid nd Charired aoordlnftly.jf) for announcing the uaroet of candldatei for office, $3, Vah. Obituary notice over 12 Itnee, charged At the regular advertising ratcn. All oommuntoattoni Intended to promote the private tndeor Intercut of Corporation, Hoeletlei, Hcboolt or Individual!, will be charged an advortlnementi. Jet Workt bch ai Pamphlet, Minute, Circular. Card, Blank, Handbill, Ac, will be ciecutcd In good tyle, and on reaeotiable term. All letter addressed to tb Proprietor, poet paid , will be promptly attended to. Perion at a dlttance tending n the natm of four olvent lobflcrlbera, will be eutUlvd to a fifth copy gratl. No communication Inserted unleie accompanied by the name of the anthor. W Office oa Main street, nest door to the old Jack ton Hotel. THE POST. athkmw. rmnAv, rr.w. l, i860. Washington, Jnn. 23. Mr. Richardson, having unconditionally withdrawn, the Democrntis caucus unani mously nominated Jamet I Orr, of South Carolina, tor Speaker, upon the principles enunciated nt the first caucus. The Americans held a caucus, and passed resolutions agreeing to withdraw Fuller, but Insisting upou an organization upon national grounds. The Republicans hold a caucus to-night. ' Washington, Jnn. 33. We have authentic lufornmtion which warrants us in making the following asset' lions: Instructions have gone out to our Minister in London demanding Mr.Crnmpton's recall. Mr. Buchanan will not bo recalled by our government except nt his own request. No special message to Congress relative to our foreign relations, Is contemplated by the President, or has been the subject of Cabinet consultation. Boyce'e resolution, Id the House to-day, was his own Independent pro position id which he acted without thokuowl. edge of the Executive. Negotiations between Great Britain and the Uuited States ara still open. Additional bt the Africa. Third Dif patch The confereuce In regard to the Danish Sound Dues hud been indefinitely postponed. The latest Berlin papers say the Czar is willing to consider the propositions for peace. The bulk of the Russian army remained at Kara, a small detachment occupying the fortification at Schanly Dngh. The Russians bad collected large atores at Yenl Kcni, a village on the road to Erzeroum. The Russians apprehended an attack on Kara by Selim Pacha, who was encamped on the inonntains. The Russians would prob ably not attack Erzeroum, owing to the exhaustion of the troops and the state of the roads. Dates from the .Crimen to the 25th, state ' that the Russians had increased their fortifi cations over Inkerman, and unmasked new batteries on the left of Tchernayn. Pelissier remains In the Crimen, while Gen. Marmora acts as his proxy at the Council of War in Paris. Omar Pasha is very unpopular at Con stantinople, iu consequeuce of the fall of Kara. A council of war is being held at Constan tinople to provide for the defence of Erzer roum and Trebizonde. The general council at St. Petersburg was principally engaged with questions relative to the fortifications of strategic points those at Kien would be finished before the end of winter. The railroad from Petersburg to Moscow would be protected by redoubts occupied by oiilitia. In London money was easy and in good demand at 6 per cent. ' In Paris the 3 per cents closed at to J decline. Philadelphia, Jan. S3. The reported defeat of the Hayliens is con firmed. Soulouque, the black Emperor of Hayti, has escaped, and a reward of 10,000 doubloons is offered for his head. There is an intense feeling against him, and it Is thought that if he should be taken he would be shot by his own people. 'A bill to repeal the act incorporating the Mississippi snd Pacific Railroad Company lias passed the Texas Senate. A bill has been reported to charter the Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Rail Road. The loon bill which was ordered to be engrossed, purposes to loan to Rail Roads within the limits of the State $8,000 for each mile after the first twenty five miles have been constructed, the State to be secured by Die first mortgage on the road. Most NeW Names for Pabties. We notice that the sectional divisions of what was originally called the Know Nothing Or. der, are now designated as North Americans and South American). If we keep on, the study of political genealogy will come to be numbered among the abstruse sciences. f-The Trenton N. J. Gazette says that party is organizing in xwrgen n. j, to join Walker in Nicaragua. It Is already quite formidable, and will probubly. be soon put on board a steamer in the Lower Bay of New York, with proper outfit and munitions.' 2jJ""Mr. Prince, the well known nursery man of Flushing, L. L, recommends the oul. ture of licorice, ss one of the moat important plants that could be added to American agri culture. A deep sandy loam, or other light soil is adapted to it, and the plant is propaga ' ted by cuttings from the root. It yields an Immense crop, is quits valuable and now largely imported. THE PROPOSED HOLY ALLIANCE IN EUROPE. From Hit N. T. H.rW. A pamphlet has appeared in Paris recom. mending the belligerent Powers to refer their dispute to the arbitrament of s European Con gress, to be composed of all the sovereigns in Europe. It has attracted great attention from the general Impression that It wns written by the Emperor of the French and expresses his views. Iu France, It seems to meet with a pretty general approval. In Germany, too, it is liked well enough. But the London Times assails it with the utmost fury, and declares that so far as England is concerned, she will never submit her cause to '! congress in which Russia would be omnipotent by the votes of her vassals and her mercenaries." Assuming that the sentiments contained In this pamphlet are rightly ascribed to the Em peror, it looks very iach as though he were tired of the war, end anxious to wind It up like the Inst European war, by a confederacy of sovereigns, of which he would be himself the lending spirit. II the idea were adopted, of eourse.the Congress would deal not only with ,,u,,vUU,..,u,, """lasted by theexperienceofallcountrieswhere the pacification but with the government of B CUITency been tried, nnd in none Europe. Not only with the settlement of the Blank Sea and the Princirinlitli-s.LubJrllh thM control of the people of Germany, Russi$T nni.i r ii. . ....! r r:, ....,., p..JWr Spain and France. Not only with the extin guishment of Russian designs on Turkey, but with the annihilation of democratic move ments all over Europe. At least this is the fair inference from history, our experience of the character of the French Emperor, and our knowledge of his wants and those of his co sovereigns. The world moves In a circle, and events ceaselessly repeat themselves. Formany years, people have been reading of tri Xon. grosses of Aix-la Chnpelle and Carlsbad and Troppau, and Verona, and Lnybnck, and scarcely believed that such enormities as were practised by the allied sovereigns nt these places within the lifetimo of gray haired men were real. Some have felt inclined to distrust the historian to suspect that he was such a red hot democrat that he couldn't speak of a king without ubusiug him. People would not believo that men liku the Emperors of Austria and Russia, tho Kings of France and Prussia, Metternieh, Castle resgh,Nessclrode sndTalleyrsud actually met together in the face of day to cheat every one who did not belong to their privileged class. They could not reconcile to their notions of probability that these sovereigns and states men could have had the unspeukuble folly to declare, ne they did at Lay back, that they would unitedly make war on any country where the democratic principle was asserted. Generation of unbelievers! While we writa, perhaps, the orders have gone forth for other congresses, and we shall again hear perhaps that the F.mperor Napoleon and his friend Pcrsigny,and the other Empe ror Alexander and his man Nesselrode, and the other Emperor Francis Joseph and his man Metternieh, and King Frederick William and his man Manteuffel, and no end of small Ger mau Counts and Princes, each with his man Friday and perhaps some great English Duke or Lord, but this is not certain have met in some quiet little city, nnd settled the affairs of Europe over Johanisburger,and de cided what men shall think and how they shall speak, and wherewithal they shall bo humbugged for the next tweuty years to come. One thing is certain. The diplomats nnd sovereigns of the year of our Lord 1856 cannot rely upon precedent fur everything. On one point, nt all events, they will find no help in the records of their prototypes, and that point isthellulsemnn letter. In the faee of that letter immortal memorial of a giant mind it will be hard, one would think, for the assembled statesmen nnd sovereigns to write down that republicanism is rank rebel lion against God and man, to be put down with the strong hand. If they should if, on the strength of this great war of theirs, aud their tremendous armiessix hundred thou sand to one, s million to another, and a half a million to a third they should re-enact the Layback statute and outlaw the people of the United States, we take it that America could bear it. But European rentet would be bad stock after that. It will be very curious to note the course of England. Wheu Napoleon the elder was overthrown, the government of Great Britain was in the hands of the most odious oligarchy that ever cursed the civilized world. It sided with the wretched dynasties of the Continent, and for six or seven years was heart and hand with them iu their Congresses. When the Holy Alliance resolved to force Ferdinand VII. on Spaiu in spite of the Spanish people, this infamy was too much for the people of Eugland, who had reluctantly submitted to the aristocracy, partly from fear, partly from Innate conservatism. They now rose, and forced the government to separata from the Europenu dynasties. Now the question arises, can they do so again? There is no doubt but the eourt party and the aristocracy would willingly join Napoleon in his holy alliance, and help keep down the European democrats with s fine relish. But the thunder of the London Times shows how such a proposal would be received by the people. It will be s tight pull between them. Wlien it eomes to s fight, the people win; but (or ono thou sand yars, or thereabouts, the oligarchy have cheated the people, and really, one does not see why they should not do so still. During the late cold spell near Rich mond. Va- wild ducka had so much ice col lected about their wings that they could not ny, Dear ducks) says McSliane, and why the divel didu t they fly sway to the warm eoun1 thry, where they eould have thawed the ice from their wings in agifrey, SMALL NOTE CIRCULATION. The report of Hon. James Guthrie, Secre tary of the Treasury, Is an able document, and argues the difficult questions relating to our currency, in a cogent snd forcible man ner. We commend to the careful attention of our readers the following arguments on the evils resulting from the multitude of mall bank notes now In circulation. We aro not prepared to unite with the Secretary in recommending the Interference of Con gress in this matter, but we entirely concur with him as to the necessity of providing sotoesecurity against the increase of this mischievous currency: The notes of the banks chartered by the States continue to circulate in some sections of the country, to the exclusion of gold and silver except in' government transactions; and more particularly where the banks circulate notes nndvr thu denomination of five dollars. These small noti's are mostly circulated by bunks of doubtful solvency, ntadisUineefrore the place" ' ution. They constitute a depreciate y, which no one is willing to nolrj unafcwfids to hasty expenditures, in order that the loss mav full on others. I, The evils of s depreciated currency are at- more certainly than in the States of the Con- federation. The legislature of tho several States and the Congress of the eon federation, all issued bills of credit during the revolutionary war, and all felt and acknowledged the evil and the ruinous consequences. The constitution of the United States wns framed by the men who hud felt all the evils thereof; and when provision was inserted in that instrument, Hint no State should emit bills of credit, nor make anything but gold and silver a tender in payment of debts, and the coining of mo ney was given to tho general govcrnnii'nt,they believed they had provided for a hard money currency, nnd against the evils of a deprecia ted one; but these provisions were nulliticd wheu the courts held that the States had power to charter banks, with authority to is sue and'Nrcuhite notes as monev. It is now too la be courts to retrace their steps, and i bnder construction to the prolii- biliofraare federal constitution, whilst ills hopeless In expect the States to refrain from granting bank charters, with authority to issue these small notes; or that tho States will con cur inenlarging constitutionnl prohibition in reaped to bills of credit, so as to prohibit this power to banks. The same local and individual interest that induced the granting of bank chnrters with tiiis privilege, would induce the legislatures of the States to refuse Congress the power of prohibiting the use and circulation of bank notes. The thirteen- hundred banks now in existence under State charters, nnd the circulation of over ffc'J00,00O,0uO of bank notes, as money in constant competition with the constitutional currency, attest the mag nitude of the evil, nnd justify the worst up prehensions for the future. Tho gradual in crease of banks, banking capital, and bank note circulation, culls for repressive action under appropriate State legislation. When thesji. thirteen hundred banks shnll be increased to mime two, three, four or five thousand, it may be feured their aggregated power will not be easily overcome, until a suspension of specie payments and universal bankruptcy shnll call for a suppression of the evil and a restoration of the constitutional currency. If the States shall continue the charter and multiplication of banks, with nu thorily to issue and circulate notes us money, and fail to apply any ndetiunta remedy to the increasing evil, and also tail to invest Con gress w ith the necessary power to prohibit the same, Congress may be justified in the exercise of tho power to levy nu excise upon them, and thus render the authority to issue ana circulate them vulueless. The American Party Governor of Ken tucky Gives Up the Cause. The annual messages of the Governors of the different States come in upon us so thick nnd fast that, with the pressure upon our columns of other and more immediate or more generally im portaot mutters, we nave scarcely tune or space to notice them nil. We cannot omit, however, the following significant closing paragraph of the first message of Governor Moruheud, of Kentucky, elected as the candl date of the American party, lust August. Here it is: The existence o f mere geographical parties is the great step to disnuiun. To prevent that, I wus willing to unite with a party whose principles were sullicienlly broad and compre hensive and palriolio to entitle itself to thu uame of American. The great and leading and fundamental article of the political creed of this organization was undying devotion to the union of the States, nnd every other prin ciple it held wns but subsidiary to this. The perpetuity of tliis mighty republic, with all Its countless blessings, through generations which aro to follow, was its end and aim. The same fell spirit of fanaticism which has produced schisms in other parties has done its work here also. The crisis of our country's fate, though impending, is not yet come, and I trust that the time is fur, very fur, distant when the section to w hich we belong shall fuel compelled in sorrow nnd in anguish, to calculate the vnlue of the Union. To avert a crisis so dreadful, I cunnot doubt that the national men of all parties, however discor dant may be their opinions on other points, will finally unite, and by their firm, determin ed aud patriotic action save the country from the ruthless grasp of the enemies of the Union. Whut does he mean when he says that "the same fell spirit of fanaticism which has produced schisms in other parties has done its work here (in the American party) also!" He doubtless refers to the separation which has taken place in Congress between the North ern free soil Know Nothings and the twelfth section or national members of the party. But then he talks of "the national men of nil parties, however discordant may be their opinions on other poiiits,"iiniting to put down the anti-slavery agitators. This looks very much like an open proposition to the South ern Know Nothings, or "South Americans," as they have been lately christened at Wash, ington, to drop their own organization and to fuse with the democracy, in order to crush the many headed abolition hydra of the North. Sixty Days Notice fob War. A Wosh ington eorrespondent of ths New York Her ald writes tliat government functionary there says we may have s war with England in less than sixty days. diss6lving the union. The Richmond Dispatch says it Is funney to hear the eomfjnctnt and dogmatic manner n which sundry politicians of the North and South talk of dissolving the Union. They spcek of ths matter as if it were ons of ths easiest things in, h "world and as it thry could du it. That is' the grand mistake of these malcontent political agitators. They Imagine that they bold the destinies of this vast Republio in the hollow of their hand. They have but 'to-open their mouths in s nullifying congressional harangue, or an elab orate revolutionary newspaper article, and, presto, the Union Is blown into a thousand fragments! They talrtj no account of any other moral forcea snj elements in the great country than those) of nn omnibus load of Cntaliners, who, evn K each had a power for ruin as strong' i his wilt, would not 1 it . v.. .-si, ..... os unie 10 flispnuMjimjiiest stono t v- the vast temple oi the American Con raoy. Outside of this knot of discontented snd aspiring men, lies the immense body of the American people, as unmored and Indifferent to the mimic whirlwinds, s. Inch rage in the coutracted minds of a fiw nullifiers, as the ocean' Is to a teapot. Before one solitary link can be broken in the chain which unites our glorious band of republican States, the American people must b consulted tho mighty millions of farmers, mechanics and tradesmen the laboring andproducing class es the men whose interest Ire to be affected by a chnngo of government, and who have not the most remote Intention of permitting those interests to be tampered with without their knowledge and connect. Whenever the Union is dissolved, it will not be dissolv ed by Congress. ' The peoplo will unmake, as they made thfc.govcrnmeit. It was their work; they built rt up; it Is consecrated by their blood; all, their earthly treasures aro de posited In It. 'depend upon it, they have authorized no men or set f men, either in Congress or out of it, either directly or indi rectly, to pull down that structure. That is a work they reserve to themselves. How Slaves Sell ado Hire in Missouri, A correspondent of the St, Louis Repub I lean makes the following report of the rates sjt Which slaves sold and hired inJkc county, Missouri, on the 1st of this niontf le writes ns follows '' Mr. Editor: There must be a California in North-east Missouri, or the El Dorado is in thu farmers' pocket. Negro men sold nn yesterday at the following prices: $1,3C5, 1,042, $1,405, $1,316, 81,25s. These men were common crop hands, ranging from 30 to 45 years of age. t Women brought from eight to nine hundred dollars, nnd one went as hiL'h 81.040: snetlter m hluh as Ai.iM! These two lust vrs goot house servants nnd seamstresses. The women brinsMHF E00 and $900, were over middle age. All of these sales were for cash, or for bonds bear ing six per cent interest from dale. They were bona lido sales, and the negroes were all purchased by citisens of the surrounding counties, fur farming purposes. The rise in the price of agricultural products, is now tel ling in the value of lubor, and the farmers seem to think that tho "peculiar institution" is still of some account. While negroes Bold for these prices, they hired at corresponding rutcs Common farm hands, young and likely, hired for 8220; boys of 15 and 17 years of age, or thereabouts, hired for $140 and 150 in every in stance the Individual hiring, und not the owner, paying all charges, of every descrip tion. Our surprise at these enormous prices was enhanced by a reference to the map of the United Stutes, which shows that Pike county is only separated from Illinois by the liisis sippi river. A Ducgerytype! Tho '-Hards" of New York, with Dickinson, at their head, are thus sketched to the life, by n Georgia cotempo rary the "Republican" of Wilkes, wo bo lieve. "As to Mr. Dickinson, he seems to be a man who would lather drown than be pulled out of the water in any other than the most orthodox democratic manner. He and his party want no votes for him except the real genuine Hard Shell he would not be Presi dent if elected by any other. His party in Congress are made of the same stuff a set of pulitical Pharisees, standing nloof from nil others, nnd thnnking God they mo not like other men, or even ns these (American) pub licuns, they gave "tithes of ull they possessed" to carry the elections, but in vain, nnd now they stand a pitiful minority, rejecting the aid of ull othors in setting the wheels of the government iu motion and refusing lo aid all others. They are accountable for the melan choly faot that all the conservative men of the country are not now- united in one great party against the destructives of all aectious of the Union." "The Willmington Herald says that the report that the Bunk of Cane Fear had failed is utterly without foundation, and it is "probably as sound, as aolvent at this mo ment, ns any similar institution in the coun try. The whole amount of her liabilities, in cluding the capital stoek, Is $3,593,385, whilo her resources, after deducting bnd or doubt ful debts, is $3,976,385, lenving a surplus fund of $383,000, to any nothing of the spe cies In her vaults, and the exchange at her disposal." Slave Laws of Virginia. A memorial is about to be presented to the Legislature of Virginia, which proposes considerable sltera. tions in the Slavery Laws. JThus : "Forbid, ding the separation of parents and children recognizing the marriage of slaves aud al lowing persons of color to be taught to read nnd write, 'so as to assist their moral and mental elevation."1 Mrs. Partington or thr Sao-Nichts. "Mother," said Mrs. Partington's Ike, "here's a word in this 'ere paper I can't make out." "Spell It child," said the old lady. "S-a-gN-ie-h-t-sl" "Sng Nits, sonny, whnt does it say about eml" "It aays that they started In old Kentucky, and are spreading all over." "Dear on nst" said the old lady, "the world must be comln' to an end! Chintz-bugs, out. worms and locusts wns bad enuff; but here must come those filthy things, the sage nits I No sassengers for this year, Issue !" TRANSCAUCASIA. This Is the term applied to s tract of coun try nearly equal in extent to Great Britain snd Ireland, lying between ths Black and Caspian Seas, south of the Caucasus, and north of ths mountains of Armenia, which has been ac quired by Russia, partly from Turkey and partly from Persia, by conquest. Kutais, one or the cities of this province, is the point upon which the present movements of Omar Pasha are directed. The whole region is ons of great historical Interest, and is thus described by the New York Evening Post: "Here is the Colchis of the sncient Greeks, the Isnd visited by Jason and the Argonauts, in search of the Golden Fleece. On the southern borders of ths country, Mount Ararat, the landing place of the ark, rises in solitary grandeur. Here wns tho cradle of the Persian monarchy and the centre of the kingdom of Mithridates. This wns the holy land of the Magi, and the birth. nlai-n f Tporoaster. The town of Baku, on the Caspian ilnspses, was the enffcBuary of the fire worship of the Persians, to srhorryit was a plac no less sncreu ana noiy map the iMohnm. uiedans, or Jeruinlew-v iristians. The country around Bokun, ds kji Oitha springs, from which blu-4e rise m Ita neously,daneingaboutovmhe plains, down the hills, and presenting, nccordr 8 in. uvncriuiion 01 travelers, nn. nt t . wonderful spectacles in the world. Tret 41 tho reman hre worship. Hither thou of pilgrims resorted annually to perform devutions. "Previous to the discovery of the Dasssm around the Capo of Good Hope, Transcaucasia, was one of the principal thoroughfares of the commerce between Europe nnd Asia. Hither wan transported the precious stones and cost. Iv stuff's of the East, to be exchanged lor the commodities of the West. Here the Greeks and the Romans, and afterwords tho Genoese and the Venetians, made the acquaintance of the Chinese and the Hindoos. Suchuin Kale, mo present oasis ot operations of Omar' mic iiiguhd ui yieiifc luiMumiLpssiiMCtS, UOin iU ancient and modem tiro' tltW , nnd his legions met nn" 'Se Purthinns; nere me nyzannne urey Je Persians struggled lor the ""', rlntnr. Tain- erliine overran the country with his Asiatic hordes, extirpated tho Persian religion, and introduced Islumism in IU stead." The conquest,of this territory by Russia has greatly imperilled tho Indian possessions of Englund, and hence her deep interest in the present struggle. The Cossack, who pitches his tent on the shores of the Caspian, is nearer to the Capital of the Punjuub than "to St. Itetersburgrsnd tho Russian boundary line is only nine miles distant from the great thoroughfare over which British maliufac. tures, to the value of two millions sterling, annually nnd their way into Persia, J1Y WIFE. waim wuiijt iscotisiso rsos a isvehs iiciksss.J I heard her, O, how cautiously. Open piy be.lroom door; I heard .:er step as noiselessly, (Vo my couch) across the floor. I felt her bands my temple press, Her lips just touching mine; And in my anguish aud distress, 'T were sinful to repine. Our pilgrimage is nearly through We've passed life's mouutaiu's brow; I tiiouoht I lov'd her, yenrs ago I k.now I love her now. Her face was hovering over mine Her warm tears on my cheek. Her whispered prayer, of thought divine, Rose fervently, but meek; Her bosom rested on my arm; I fait its troublous throe; I knew the cause of its alarm; 1 knew its source of woe; And then the blood, my system through, Came pressiag on my brow I tiiocout I loved her, years ago I know I love her now. Thus watched that tir'd and patient one, By night as well as day, In sadness and almost alone. Till weeks bad nass'd away; Bereft of sleep aepriv'd of rest Oppressed borne down with care, Till 01 her labors have been bless'd, For God has heard her prayer. Her cheek resumes its woated glow, And placid is her brow I thought I lov'd her, years ago I know I love her now. How To Keep Warm o' Nights. Open the window. Yes, sir, when you retire, open tho window that you may have a constant supply of pure air. The recipe is better than an additional blanket worth double a stove whether for coal or wood. The philosophy of the thing is this: In a close room the lungs of an adult Boon consume the oxygen of the air, nnd the combustion, upon which depends the supply of animal hunt, measura bly censes, and chilliness is the consequence. Open the window sufficiently to give a sup ply of oxygen and the constitution keeps the heat of the body up to the natural point, un til the supply of food is exhausted, and a sense of hunger gives notice that more car bon is needed. The truth of this will be felt by thousands who read this paragraph. Who has not gone to sleep in a pile of feath ers under a weight of clothing fairly oppres sive, only lo wake up toward morning with chills, wriggling down his back. Get up and put on more bedding is no remedy. Open the window, start up tho fire in the furnace within you, and in an hour your warmth will nil come back. Da not fear tal.ing cold. Pure fresh nir in proper doses is the best preventative of colds; and he who indulges in it constantly is toss liable to all manner of ills and ailments than that house plant, though it be ever so well guarded. Try it once; and see if the observance of the receipt does not make you healthier and happier! 3TDr. Raphael, the well known Jewish Rabbi In New York, says: I, aa s Jew, do say that it appears to me that Jesus Christ became the victim of fanati. ciem combined with jealousy and lust of power in Jewisn nieruruns, even as In latter ages Huss and Jerome of Prague, Latimer aud Ridley became ths victims of fanaticism, eombinea witn jealousy and lust or power in Christian hierarchs; and while I and the Jews of the present day protest agsinst being identified with zealots who were concerned in the proceedings against Jesus of Nszoreth, we are far from reviling his character or de riding nis precepts. ' St. Louis, Jan. 21 The reports of the battle iu Kansas have been groatly exaggerated. No persons were killed, and only s few slightly wouaJed. Pasha, was tho emporium of this commerce, ff"1 for Him BnA rcduce 1,10 devil lo whnt ' "The geographical position of this counts; f ,a the outspring'mg evil of our mortal and its commercial importance, have made Wttatures, snd all religious fanaticism, insanity, THE WAKEMANITES. From Ih. H. T. Mirror. These miserable delusionists seem likely to be held accountable for sH the suicides and murders committed through insanity, at least in Connecticut, for soms time to come. Their ease is also made the occasien for fresh allusion, by the religious so-called and a portion of the secular press, to the deplorable Influence of a variety of isms that do not happen to be Armlnian or Cslvanlstic. To our mind, ns we have heretofore briefly ex pressed, the Wakemanites, in their murder ous, fanatical zeal, only imitated the excesses of the mare fanatical portions and eras of all the popular devil-respecting sects Protes tant ss well as Catholic. New England, in early times, and, indeed, all Christendom, haa witnessed the insane and murderousexcesscs to which unenlightened rellglouszenl can lead mankind. , :, It has not been tt-on-"nplallon of a be: nlgn and loving GiYr that has brought th. stains upon ths namla of humanity and com mon sense, but a paramount devil fear, and devil worship. In the spirit of that blas phemous hymn of Dr. Walts', which pic tures sin aa the cursed power that in one Ronr "V "Spoiled tlx dsjri labor of s Ood," befans, of the Calvanistic school, have foisted the devil above tho Supreme Being, boldly asserting That his chances nro fnir to get nine tenths jf all human souls. Hence, the fear of the devil has been usud by the clergy as a whip nnd spur, nnd it has been sought to drive souls thereby into the king dom of God. Give to God the sovereignty which the Universe, nnd the universal nature of things persecution, und murder will cease. These manifestations are the legitimate fruit of false ideas of the nature of the Supreme Being, and of our relations towards Him. The dev il is made the corner stone and rallying cry of Christeadom and not until he Is dethron ed by a more rationul faith, shall we be rid of his triumphs through torrorized fa natics. . It would bo very difficult to find a case of insanity, or suicide, induced by the love or fear of God. It is those who believe most devoutly in the devil, a literal brimstone hell, and Infant damnation, who are in most danger of lunacy nnd suicide. Indeed, absolute be lief In the gloomy dogmas of John Calvin, with a home application of them, Is enough to drivo one to despair. Those dogmas shut out thu love and glory of God as with a pall of blackness, and pitchy smoke and flume.. The Annual Reports of our Lunatic Asylums, will show that a prepoiidenir.ee l mates were made thus by such religious dog. mas. The Reports of our State Prisons, will also show ninety out of one hundred per cent, of the convicts, to bo believers in the devil, hell, tc, as theologically taught. blitill this generation become no wiser than the African devotees of Obi, nnd the eastern worshippers of Fetish Must we forever grope iu terror, with our faces in tho dust, to fly the wiles and power of the master demon, who, away from human imagination, and corrupt human nature, has no existence? Must the beautiful heavens shine by day and sparkle by night over us, and the earth yearn toward our well-being with boundless bless ings, all tokens of the love of God, nnd that God Is supreme in life and death must all this be in vain? Nay! rather let the fabled devil perish, though our ages of false faith b0 thereby abjured, and our prejudices,and sects and school-propped dogmas cast to the owls and bats. A Slight Misunderstanding. A pious minister, after lecturing a achool class in a most edyfying mnnner, proposed to close the exercise by singing "Jourdun," meaning the hymn "On Jordan's stormy banks I stand." The worthy man was horrified by hearing the whole achool Immediately strike up "Jourdnn am a hard rond to travel, I be lieve." Gospel. Somebody East, we know not who, has immortalized himself in the follow ing insight into human nature, whioh we in dorse and liberally commend to all cross looking wives. He says: Whether a man leads a sober life or not depends atthgether upon the temper of his wile. Ite mau will listen all night to a scold who knows were s good warm slimt can be bought for s sixpence. At Cocktail's the other night, we fouad no less tlmu thirteen married men who spent six evenings a week squirting tobacco juice on a tosl stove. We Itiougnt we eouiu nua out who mey were. On enquiring, we learned that eleven of them were blessed with wives who 'jaw,' while the other two wedded a couple of the philan thropist' laiiies, so eoastautly engaged in the welfare of Central Africa, that they have no time to keep their husband's shirts whole. tSf" We remember being nt a conference meeting once, in Yankee iund, when one of the deucons came srouud asking the people it they wanted salvation. Near us sat s butcher's bov. nineteen venrs old, about as nmennble to salvation as a lamb in his hands would be to mercy, "Do you wnnt salvation!" said the deacon, .looking into his brutal face. -No darn yer, 1 want Sal Skinner, nnd the aexton won t let me taice ner out uu meetin's over." Crime and Punishhent.-A correspondent of the Cincinnati (Ohio) Gazette, stutes that there have been five ' hundred murders in Hamilton county, Ohio, within the last fifteen years, snd thut but one man has been hung there for murder during sll this time. Hamilton county is that in which Cincinnati la situated. tT The Hon. John II. elected Attorney General by ths Legislature, Clifford has been of Massachusetts THE BURDOCK AND THE VIOLET. by Harriet wood. It came up in the garden, that burdock, just behind the violets and close up to ths rose bushes. It was In the corner close Bp to the fence, and ws said ws would let it stay, nnd it should hare all the kind care and the gentle attention that the rosea and the violets had. Roadside burdocks ws knew were coarse vile things, with their dusty leaves nnd their sharp burs ever adhering to the passers-by, and we would like to see what a garden burdock would be like; whether it would be bright and fresh and delicate for growing in auch sweet company, and so ws were merciful and let it slay. And it grew among the roaes and ths vio lets, and gentle hands watered it often, and the earth was softened sbout the roots jnst as for its fairer neighbors; but it waited not for them Ic its progress upward. It rank and VkiTv !v,de ,env atirona nndsJOrMiifi-i " scure its loss. assuming nelghbi last toe blossoms came. J hey were and atrong and armed with keen thorns, and the flowers changed Into burs, and they -reached out their thorny fingers snd grasped the passers by, and the white dust lay thick on the rough woolly leaves, and the seeds flew out on the wind to seek lodging places, where another yenr a new crop should find foothold and sustenance. A little violet crept through the fence and looked ub brightly beside the hard and dusty street, and we said we will let it grow there; nnd so it grew. Water, it had none except from celestial fountains; cars it had none except from sunshine and sweet dews and the kindly glances of the passers-by; yet there it lived and bloomed sweetly, "wasting its sweetness on the desert air." Its green leaves were as green as its cherished kindred of the flower-bed, and its blue eye reflected as hopctully as the blue of the summer sky. So we said to oursulves. Outward circum stances and mere surroundings are but little after nil; nnd jf change to Nature comes it must be a work deep inwrought by other than earthly hands. Shall Houses. The arguments may all be in favor ot great size, but the facts are all the other way. Large horses are moro liable to stumble and be lame than those of the middle size. They ere clumsy, nnd cannot fill themselves so quick, Overgrown animals of all descriptions, aro less hardy than those of a smaller size. If theory is to be resorted to in order to determine such questions, we suggest to the lovers of overgrown animals the following: Tho largest of nny class is unnatural grow th. They hnve risen above the usual mark, and it costs more to keep them in position than it would were they on a level with their species. 'Follow nature' rule not lo be rbrtrotten b. Aim,,. Largo men are nut the men for business; lurge hogs lire not tho hos to fatten best; nnd large hens are not the best to lay eggs. Extremes nre to bo avoided. Wo want well formed animals rather than such as have large bones. Odd as it may bo to the theorist, short legged soldiers aro better on a march, and officers sny they endure hardships longer than those of longer limbs. On choosing a horse, take care, by all means, that his legs are short. If they are long and split apart like a pair of dividers, never inquire the) price of the dealer. Make no offer. Indiana Farmer. Purgatory. A gentleman, who seems to be n sincere inquirer niter truth, addresses to us by letter several questions as to the Ro. man Catholic purgatory. He wishes to know huw long a time, according to the Romau Catholic teachings, is absolutely necessary forgetting out of purgatory a poor sinner that is burning there. 'I hat, we take it, depends upon the amount of money thut his relatives and friends aru willing to pay for his extrica tion. If they were to pay not more than five dollars ut n time for him, he would have to stay in a very long while. If they were to pay a hundred, he would get out a great deal suoner. If they should fork over a thousand, he would come so quick out of the fire into the cool air that he would be very likely to take a bad cold. Lou. Journal. I-3yThe Charleston Evening News, un derstands that the elephant w hich wns lost overboard from a vessel bound to that port made its way safely into Mr. Pleasant harbor. The vessel was thirty miles out at sea, and a heavy gale was blowing when the elephant went overboard. Its feat of riding out the storm is, we suppose, the most remarkable instance of animal strength aud enduranco on record. IrgTA letter from Berlin states that the public debt of Russia has been increased sines the commencement of the war by 326 millions of silver roubles. Chief Justice Taney. The National In telligencer says: We are triad to learn that Chief Justice Taney's health had so fur improved as to en able nun to maKe tne journey to the seat of Government, where ho arrived on Tuesday evening, ana expects to take lus pluce on ths lioncn in a lew days. Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sis ter. The Glasgow (Scotland), Mail, per last steamer, stutes as follows: "In the course of argument by counsel, In the case before the Court of Sessions Inst week, respecting the legality of a marringe with a deceased wife's sister, one of the counsel said it was' doubtful point whether such marriage wus prohibited' in the Levitirsl law; on which Lord Ardmilliun remarked that he wus surprised, none of the counsel had referred to Jacob marrying two sisters, snd to the fact that our Savior waa dec-ended from one of them. , ' Improved Locomotive. Mr. Bates, of New London, Ct., has Invented an anth compression valve for railroad locomotives the vulve be ing used on the cylinder tu obviate an ac knowledged difficulty already existing, owing to the non-escape of waste steam aa the pis ton advances or recedts. The vulve, ss its title indicates, is designed to prevent loss of power, by exhausting ths cylinder of sll steam in advance of the stroke. The loss by compression la computed at one-half, which, being remedied, Is s great Item saved. IC7 A boy named West picked op s eigsr in Bristol, Mass, put it in a pipe and smoked it, and dud in conarquioce. Jhrsw SBBSSW iurgtt V -1 i 4 1'