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II i' T , . 1 .1 .11 I ' - BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS, .TENN. FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1856, VOL. VIII.-M 394. THC POST li publlfhcil ewjr Friday M $2 fur yaur pftfable in vtrance, or -, tf payment It delitjred uuill he explrnlton of the year. ' AdverUamntn wltl be ehurrerl fl per ttnrt f IH llnet, or lest, for the flnt Iniertlnn, and (HI cent for ach continuance. A liberal induction made to 1hna who adverlUe by the year. ffPtTi'nni nendlnp adver tinmen ta mml mark the number of timet lliey detlre tliem Inter ted, or they will be continued until forbid and charged according) jr. 4r3 For announcing the uaiuei of candidate! for office, 5t Cnh. Obituary notleet orer 12 llnet, charged at the regular advertising rntet. All communlcatlont Intended to promote the private endtor Intereftn of Corpnratlont, Boelctle,8choo1tor Individuals, will be churged nn dverttements . Job Wnrktucli at Pamphlets, Minute. Circular, Card i, Blanks, HnndblHt, Ac, will be executed la good Style, and on reasonnhle term. All letters addresned to the Proprietor, pott paid , will b promptly attended to. Persons at a dlnlanre sending ut the namet of four olvent subscribers, will be entitled to a flfth copy gratis. No communication Inserted unlesa accompanied by . the name of the author. XST Office od Main street, next door to the old Jack is? Hotel. THE POST. ATHENS FHIDAY, APRIL I . 1880. Foreign. A'eio York, April 3. The U. S. Mail Steamship Atlantic, has nrrlvcd nt this port from Liverpool, with ndviccs to tho 19th ult. General Intelligence'. Tho Empress Eu genie, of France, hns given birth to n sont who bears the title of Prince of Algiers, mid at the Inst ndviccs both were doing well. The event hns en used considerable rejoicing in France: nnd England hns, through her government, forwarded her congratulations. The Pope is to be the God-Father of the Prince, and the Queen of Sweden God-Mother. Pence was virhmlly concluded, nnd the on ly matter requisite to perfect every thing was thetignnture of Baron Mnnteuful, the Prun. aian plenipotentiary, to I lie Protocul. An the Baron hnd arrived in Paris, it was believed that tlio Protocol would very shortly receive the desired signnture, although it is hut pro per to state thnt the secrecy of the proceed ings of the Conference was still observed. A deputation of Hie friends of Poland had waited on Lord Paimeraton requesting him to Instruct the British plenipotentiaries in Paris to insist on the restoration of Poland, and his Lordship replied that tho matter should have the attention of government. The British Parliament hnd adjourned. ' Mr. Dallas hnd gone to London, and Mr Buchanan, who was accompanied by Lord Paimeraton, had taken formal leave of the Queen. The young Prince of Prussia was about to visit England for the purpose of being be trothed to tho Princess Royal. . In Constantinople the Divan, in conse quence of the remonstrances of tho mer chants, had renounced the pri jected issue of 100,000,000 of paper money. Advices from A I rica, dated the 25th of February, nnnounco that disturbances hud occurred at Cape Coast, and that thirty na tives were killed and one hundred wounded. The Liverpool cotton market was dull and easier, but not quotably lower. The London money market was well sup plied. Discounts were easier, although noth ing had been done under six per cent. gP" The steamer Daniel Webster arrived at New Orleans, on the 1st, with dates from San Juan to Hie 38d ult. Col. Schlessinger was rourched out of Costa Rica on the 9th of March. Gen. Walker has been reinforced by three hundred Americans. Costa Rica has made a formal declaration of war against Nicaragua, which reached Grenada on the 10th. Walker immediately returned the com pliment, and on the same evening accompa. Hied 300 men across the lake to Virgin Bav. Next day 300 men under Col. Schlescnger inarched to Costa Ricn. At Inst advices they had not met tho enemy but had provided themselves witli horses intending to proceed against Gunmo Castle. 3f" A Washington correspondent of the Iowa State Democrat predicts that the Cin cinnati Convention will name a ticket that, in his opinion, combines much strength with the people. The ticket is. It. M. 'I'. Hunter. of Virginia, for President: A. C. Dodge, of iuvvii, lur vice i rcsiaeill, AN ACT supplemental to an act entitled "An net to prescribe the mode of choosing Electors to vote for President and Vice President of the United States," passed Feb. 37, 1853. Seo. 1. Bo it enncted by the General As. aembly of the State of Tennessoe, That the qualified voters of the members of the Gen eral Assembly of the Stato, shall meet at their respective court-houses and other places appointed by law, for voting in each and every county, on the first Tuesday niter the first Monday in November, 185(f, and vote for twelve Electors of President and Vies Presi dent of the United States, as, by the consti tution and laws of this Slate they are to vote. Sec. 3- Be it enacted. That said election shall bo ordered and held in the same way, and under the same regulations, restrictions, provisions nnd liennllies, as is contained in the said net to which this is a supplement. Passed February 25th, 1856. !.. r- . . ' - . . . ju civilize iLERoyMEN. John Adams was at one time railed upon by some one to contribute to foreign missious, when he ah' ruptly answered "1 have nothing to give for thnt purpose, uub.iiuiuuio nera ill uie Vlcllllly SIX IIIIIIIS. ters, not one of whom will preach in each umvi uipih iw, i win contribute as much and more than any one else, to civilize inese six clergymen. Washington, April 1 The U.S. Senate today debated tho action of the Naval Board, The House passed a bill appropriating $300, 000 to maintain peaceable relations with the Indians on tho Paeitic coast, and $120,000 to purchase gunpowder. fBT Sweddlepipes thinks that instead of giving credit to whom credit Is due, the cash had better be paid. Sweddlepipes should not be Impertinent. ' PrT" The Cincinnati Enquirier ennlnins twelve goad reasons Tor supporting the Ad ministration, In the shape of ns ninny col. umns of ' Government advertising. That'i tbe method that carries conviction with It. NOT SO EASILY DONE. Some of the Southern Democratic papers give out that they expect to win nn easy vie- torv In the coming canvass for President. The New York Daily News (democrat.) don't coincide with them. Fillmore is not to be beaten easily, If at all. The News says We deprecate the constant parrot-cry w hich some of nur Democratic cotemporaries keep tip aud the fccy.note of which is given by the Washington Union nnd other lending Pierce papers that the election is ture to result in a Democratic triumph, nnd that it is therefore of little importance uho our c.iiiili dates may be. We hope the Democratic masses are not such cowards that their cour age must bo stirred by bragging, nnd tve be. Iii;ve they do not need, like camp followers, to he assured of the chance of spoils before following their leaders in a campaign. This continuous boasting effects very little. Every snno man knows that with Franklin Pierce re-nnminnted nt Cincinnati, a certain over throw would nnit pr party; an overthrow more humiliating anil complete, even, than that of 1840. All Democrats sec all who are not willfully blind that we will need a stiong, popular, safe man; a man in whom the masses of the people can confide and trust, and who may be trusted as certain to reileem the errors nnd follies of I'ierce'i miserable "policy" of exciting faction and rewarding treason. In our own opinion, moreover, wo will need, in order to save the election, a man who can assure the electoral vote of Now York and Pennsylvania, together with those of most of the Southern States. With such a man all will be right nnd safe, with tho choice of New York, we can cany New York; but if we nre to have n mere follower anil emulator of the "spoils policy" some weak and untrosted candidate some tool of in trigue fastened upon us then we may labor as we will, and boast a we may, but the con test will bo n desperate one, with all the op ponents of the Cincinnati candidate banded together upon confused electoral tickets; nnd the issue mav be doubtful, however we may di sire to conceal apprehensions, even from our selves. Black Republican National Convention. -A Washington despatch says: During th session of the nigger worshippers National Executive Committee, which has just ad journed sine die, it was agreed to invito the people of the United States, without regard to past differences or divisions, who are op posed to the repeal of the Missouri Compro mise and the policy of the present adminis tration, who favor the exclusion of slavery from the Territories and tho admission of Kansas as a free State, and who desire to have the action of tho Federal Government restored to the principles of Washington and Jefferson, to send (each State) three del egates from their respective Congressional districts, nnd six delegates at large, to meet in convention, ut Philadelphia, on the 17th of June, tor tho purpose ot recommending can didates to be supported for thu office of Pres. ident and Vice President of the United States. Don't Go. The farmers who havo been Induced to emigrate to Nicaragua by th promise ct's free grant of 350 acres of land) have not fared very well, it appears. The climate is deadly at certain seasons. A Con nenecticut farmer, just returned from Col. Walker's dominions writes: "As regards the fertility of the soil, some parts of the State is very fruitful; but I do not think nn American can make n living on any amount of land. From nil that I can judge, thu government land for agricultural purposes is worthless. ( believe that the la bor required to clear up sufficient land of the underbrush to enable u person to live from it (if he could live from any amount of hind) if that labor were applied to live seres of land In rendering it fertile and devoting it to gardening purposes nnd fruit near here, it would make a man independent. I think n person is far better oiT who is working on a farm at fifty cents a day and his board, than he would bo nt Nicaragua with a thousand acres of land. Alter they have got the land in their possession, if they live long enough to build a house, they will find that the labor of clearing Ian J enough to raise an aero of corn will be more than tlicycan endure," A good many farmers who went out last fall died of the fever before they got their lands selected. 03-The Boston Post sketches thus the Speaker of the House of Representatives: Mr, Banks was forty years of ago last month. Ha Iiiib had a varied life, lie has been n factory boy, a carpenter, a machinist, a dancing mas ter, nn editor, n lawyer, a national Democrat, A coalitionist, nn ardent lover of the Irish, a champion of religious liberty, nnd Know Nothing, nnd Is now a Free Holier. This is a chequered life. Housekeepers, Attention! Mr. George. Sumner in a recent lecture, spoke of the ex cessive use of talerahis ns a cardinal cause of our prevalent American ill health. Ow ing to it, he says Stat tho averago American mortality is equal to that in the noisome streets of Loudon, lie denounced it as n deadly poison, whose use should be shun ned ns the slaughterer of tho infant, and the destroyer of the strong man." - Yellow Fever at Baltimore. The Baltimore papers are enrnestly invoking their City Council to take measures fur ward ing off the visitation of the scourge which last summer converted Norfolk into a ehnruel house, nnd which, it is apprehended, limy this summer visit other neighboring cities. They demand n thorough system of purifi. catiou of ail the streets, alleys, lots, docks, &c.,of the city, nnd refer to the adoption of suclt ssysteuiadurmg tho Inst general visita. tion of tho cholera ns the reason why Balti more enjoyed a marked oxemption from the scourge. tf A private dispatch, dated New York, 1st instant, has the following important In telligence! ' "The second edition -of the London Morn ing Post states that Peace has beeu conulud ed." trar Commodore McKeever, U. S. N., died tt Norfolk t,odny. WHY THE DEMOCRATS AND OLD LINE WHIGS OUGHT TO SUPPORT MR. FILLMORE. Frsm tho Nsnhvllle Banner. They, Democrats nnd Old Line Whigs profess adherence to the platform adopted by their National Conventions In 1853. Well, both those platforms, so far ns they relate to the subject of slavery, are the snme In sub stance with the platform upon which Mr. Fillmore plneed himself in 1850, and which Is incorporated In Ids annual inessngo to Con gress in 1851. Here it is. Mr. Fillmore's Platform As laid down in his message to Congress In 1851: "It was hardly to have been expected that the series of measures passed nt your last session, with the view of healing the section al differences which have sprrytj from the slavery nnd territorial qncstiysisfaeWslM nt once have realized their beneficent purpose. All mutual concession in tho nature or n compromise, must necessarily bo unwelcome to men of extreme opinions. And though without such concessions our Constitution could not hnvo been formed, nnd cannot be permanently sustained, yet wo have seen them made tho subject of bitter controversy in both sections of the Republic. It required manv months of discussion nnd deliberation to secure the concurrence of n majority of Congress In their favor. It would be strange if they had been received willi Immediate np. probation by people nnd States, prejudiced and heated by the excilinrj controversies of their representatives, I believe those mea sures to have been required by the circum stances and condition of the country. I be lieve they were neceessary to allay asperities and animosities that worn rapidly nlhuiatiiig one section of the pountrv from another nnd destroying those fraternal sentiment which are the strongest supports of the Constitution. They were adopted in tho spirit of concilia tion, ntid for the purpose of conciliation. I believe that n great majority of our fellow, citizens sympathize in that spirit, and that purpose, and in the main approve, nnd arc prepared, in nil respects, to sustain these on nctments. I cannot doubt that tho American people, bound togi-iher by kindred, blood nnd common traditions, still cherish n paramount regard for tho Union of their fathers; nnd thnt they arc ready to rebuke nnvttempt to vio. lato us integrity, to disturb nre compromises on w hich it is based, or to resist the laws turb nre which have been enacted tinder its atithnritv. "The series of measures to which I have nlluded nro regarded by me ns a settlement in principle and substance a final settlement of tne nai gerous ana exciting sviyects winch they embrace. Most nf these subject, indeed nre hevond your reach, ns the legislation which disposed of them was in its character, final and irrevocable. It nmv bo- presumed from tho opposition which they ail encountered, that none ol those measures were tree from imperfections, but in Ibeir mutual dependence nnd connection, thev formed a svsteni ol com. promise, the most conciliator! nod host for the entire country, that could bo obtained from conflicting sectional interests nnd opinions. "For this reason, I recommend your adher ence to tne adjustment ostshiisncd uy hioro measures, until time nnd experience shall do- monslrate Hip necessity of further legislation to guard against evasion or abuse. "Bv that adjustment we have lieen rescued from the wide nnd boundless agitation thnt surrounded us, nnd have n firm, distinct, nnd legal ground to rust upon. And the occasion, I trust, will justify mo in exhorting my coon tryinon to rally upon and maintain thnt ground ns tho best, if not the only means, of restoring pence nnd quiet to the country. nnd maintaining inviolate the integrity of tho union." Now, see the democratic tlatfom op 1853. "That Congress has no power under the Constitution to' interfere with orcoutnl the domestic institutions of tho several Suites, nnd that such States are the solo and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not proinbited by the tJonstitu tion; that all efforts made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming nnd dangerous consequences; nnd that nil such efi'oits have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people and endanger the stability and permanency of the Union, and ought 110. to bo countenanced by any friend of our political institutions." "That the foregoing proposition covers nnd wns intended to embiace the whole subject of the slavery agitation in Congress; and, there' fore, -the Democratic party of thu Union standing upon the National Platform what platform? will abido by and adhere, to the faithful execution of the acts known as the compromise measures settled by the lust Con gress, the act for the reclaiming of fugitives from service included; which net, being de signed to carry out an express provision of the Constitution, cannot with fidelity thereto bo repealed or so changed as to "2 imp",! ,,s vmticm j. ."-srtr-ala"nl Jtetolced, 1 hat we will resist all I ipts nt renewing, in Congress or out of it, the slavery ngituiion under whatever shape and color ihe attempt may bp made." Next, read THR wiiio platform of 1853. "That the series of ensures commonly known ns the Compromise, including the fu gitive slave law, nre ncquicsced in by the Whig party of the United States, ns n settle ment, in principle and substance a final set tlement of Ihedaiigerous and exciting ques tions which they embrace; and so far ns tho fugitive slave law is concerned, we will main tain the same, and insist on its strict enforce ment, until time and experience shall demon strate the necessity of further legislation to guard against evasion or abuse, no t impairing its present vllicieiicy; and wo deprecato all further agitation of slavery questions as dan gerous to our pesce, and will discountenance all efi'urts ut the renewal or continuance, of such agitation, in Congress or out of it, w hat ever, wherever, or however the utlempt may be made; and we will maintain this system as essential to the nationality of the Whig party and integrity of the Union. Thus it will be seen tliut so far as the sub ject of slavery was concerned, both the Democratic and Whig Conventions of 185J but "followed In the footsteps of Mr. Fill. more," and deemed it all sufficient to take tiie ground previously occupied by him. Now, it will not bo pretended that' Mr. Fillmoru hak departed o-.e lota from the positions occupied by him in 1850, aud ro-iiflirmcd In his annual message of 1851. As the opinions, thon, uf the candidates for the Presidency on the sub ject of slavery and slavery agitation are to be considered the test of merit; ss the Democrats and Old Lino Whigs still profess adherence to their respective platforms of 1853; and ns those platfuruxt, or the portions of them which relate to the subject of slavery, nre Fillmore all orer, what better can the Demo. crnts and Old Une Whigs do than support Mr. Fillmore what safer and truer man can they hope to find than bet The art op Teaching A Common Er. ror. A Tencher propose, this question to us: What is the most common and Injurious error of thq American mode of conducting school exerciscst We can t answer the question without a mo- ments hesitation. . Ihe worst mistake r nur teachers, we tlrink, is (heir attempting to do every thing ercVj Jay. If, for example, a pupil is to learn t.y;niphy, they thinki cumbent oA thchi U Ve him a daily ll In that science. -. Thus the tencher is borne down with thu weight of his labors, nnd yet nothing is well thught. Ho hns not time for minute explanation, and no strength for pre paratory study. But on the European system of having the extra branches given but once a week, they can be taught thoroughly, ftiidthe teach er is not annihilated. In n school of but one teacher there is no other wny of securing thoroughness. Of course the principal study which is either language, or mathe maticsmust go on every day; but such les sons as Geography,Ilistory, nnd Natural Phi losophy should occur but once a week, and the lesson should be n lesson indeed. It is nstoflishing how much more can bo accom plished in this way. A First Rate Puff for the Adminis tration. The Boston Chronicle comes out in favor of Colonel Fremont ns tho Nigger Worshipping eandidato for tho Presidency, nnd gives to President Pierce, an old friend of the editor's, the following first rate notice: How any one who has observed tho ad ministration of President Pierce can say that a small man's powers of mischief nre limited, is indeed surprising. reu what he has done in tho course of only three years, in the line of destruction, nrd admit that not even the combined energies of a Jackson and a Web. ster could hnvo accomplished ao much in d iuble the time. To balance their deficien eies in that respect, however, it is probable that they would have done much for tile good ot the country, and so havo won lor them selves places in history rather more to be envied than that in which General I'icrce i bo morally gibbeted for the instruction of posterity, but not for its admiration. "Morally gibbeted" is pretty good. Boston gave Mr. Picr'u u iilrfjjitv. How nro the mighty fallen! In the House, Congress, on i ritlay, thu 38th March, Mr. Lane of Oregon, called the intention of the House to tho horrible sufferings and the murder of the white set tlers in Oregon and Wasdiinton territories, by the twenty thousand Indian warriors therein. No step of the Administration has, thus far, been of service to restrain tho savage ntroci ties, nnd unless prompt action bo taken, the bite settlements ill be wiped out entirely. He enrnestly appealed for nn appropriation of $300,000 to secure the services of friendly Indians to pursue aud combat the foe, as in hummer time regular troops cannot penetrate their hiding places and fastnesses. He intro duced 11 bill for thnt purpose, which wns re ferred to the committee of ways nnd means, w ho, it is understood, will take immediate action upon it. J)eath of Virgil Boullemet. This no ble hearted philanthropist, who 'for many years had been president of the Howard As sociation of New Orleans, died a few days since in that city. On Monday, his funeral was attended by members of the various charitable societies, and an address wns de livered over the gruvo by Rev. . K. Gur tlieim. All the shipping in the harbor wore their flags at half-mast, and a general feeling of regret pervaded the entire city. f& The case of F. A. Lumsden, of the New Orleans Picayune, charged with aiding nnd assisting certain unknown parties who nssaulted Denis Corcoran, of the Delta, was called up before Recorder Bright, on the 30th. Mr. Corcoran-being sworn, nvers, in rffect, that there iB not, and neve; wns, any .is for such charges and iiiui ndoes. The !'.iso was then immediatelysmisscd. Radishes. We are frequently tuken to task, for tho war we have waged upon this worse tiian worthless vegetable. For fifteen years, we have not permitted one to grow in our garden or to tlisgrace our table, and we have found the advantage of pursuing this course, in tne unproved neaitu ot our lainiiv Man is tho only animal that will eatii radish, cither rnw or cooxeu. 1 fee sngncious hog will starve before he will eat thu poisonous trash. Crude radishes nre the most indiges tible ford that can be taken into tho human stomach, independent of the acid, poisonous substance they contain. But they do not hurt me, exclaims one, lean eat them with impunity, and with u relish. But, dear read, erf do yon not havo the headache, or a bud breath) Have you no doctor's bills to pay A radisli eaten in the spring may cause a fe ver in the fall. If any one doubts the puis, onous qualities of radishes, let them bo cut in thin slices, three or four, nnd soak the sli. cea in water fur twelve hours, and taste the water. As a watchman upon the horticultu ral watchlower, we cannot commend the cul. ture of a vegetable, that we know to be in-jurious.-7&il of tin South, - Thn f 'ham-el I or of the llritl.h V.vah.9 . - r quer, in a statement made to Parliament, esti mates tho cost of the two years' war vc'ith Russia nt 43,664,000, or about 300.6oO,. 000 1 Add Ao lids sum equal amounts for France, Russia nnd Turkey, nnd we qave a total of g8Q(V00,000. It will take, perhaps, one thousand millions of dollurs to pay all the expenses of thejvar. - . Place n bone across a pork rind, and you have "Uony parte crosninff the Rhine.' This Is termed "Illustrated History." A WIFE IN EXTACY AND A HUSBAND IN FIDGETS. Tho deed Is accomplished. My wlfo hns got a piano, "and now farewell the tranquil mind farewell content and the evening pa pern and the big cigars that make ambition virtue oh, farewell! And oh! ye mortal, engines, whose rude 'throats the immortal Jove's dr,ead clamors counterfeit;" but stop, I can't bid them farewell, for one of them has just come. It came on a dray. Six men carried it Into the parlor, nnd it grunted aw. fully. It weighs a ton, shines like a mirror, nnd has carved Cupids climbing up its limbs. And such lungs whew! My wire has com irrcnccd to practice, and the first time she touched the machine, I thought we Were in the inirNt of a thunder sWrm. nnd the lighl. A Arnck the crockery chests. The cat, with tail erect took a bee liue for n par. tictilnr friend upon tbe back fence, demolish- ing a six shilling pnne of glass. The bnbj nwoao, nna tne little tellow tried his best to bent the instrument, but he didn't do it. It bent him. A tencher hns been introduced into the house. He says he is the Inst of Napoleon's grand army. Ho wears a huge mustache, looks nt mo fiercely, smells of gar. lie, nnd goes by the name of Count Run. awny-never-Come-bnck ngain-by. He played an extract do Opera the other night. Ho runs his fingers through his. hair twice, then grinned, then ho cocked his eyes up nt the ceiling like a monkey hunting flies, then down enme ono of his fingers, nnd I henrd a delightful sound, similar to thnt produced by a cockronch dancing upon the tenor string of a fiddle. Down came nnolhor finger, and I was reminded of the wind whistling through a knot hole in a lien coop. He touched his thumb, and I thought I wns in n pench-orch. nrd listening to the distant braying of a jack ass. Now, he ran his fingers along tho keys, and I thought of a boy rattling a stick upon a picket fence. All of n sudden he stopped, nnd I thought something had happened. Then came down both fists, and oh, Lord! such a noise was never heard before. 1 thought a hurricane had struck the house, and the walls were caving in. I imagined I was in the cellar, and n ton of coal falling upon my head. I thought the machine had hurst, when the infernal noiso stopped, and I heard my w il'o ejaculate: "Exquisite! What the duce is the matter?" The answer was "Why, dear, that's La Somnambula.' "D n bamnombula!' thought I; nnd the Count rolled up his sheet .of.twpa.. lie calls it music, but for the life of me, can't make it look like anything else than n rail fence with a lot ol juvenile niggers climbing over it. Before that instrument of t irturu came into the house, I cotd enjoy myself, but now every darned woman in the neighborhood must bo invited to hear the new piano, nnd every time tho blasted thing shrieks out, like a locomotive with the bron chitis, I have to praise its tone, and when the invited guests nre playing I have to any," "Exquisite!" "Delightful!" "Heavenly!" nnd nil such trash, while, at the same time, I know just ns much about music as a codfish. There are mora tuning hammers than com forts in our house, nnd and I wish the in ventor of the piano was troubled with a per petual nightmare, and obliged to sleep In one of his instruments nil his life. As for my self, I had rather put my head under a tin pan nnd be drummed to steep with n pair of smoothing irons than henr"LaSaainombula," or any other La thumped out of a piano. Scatter pennies in front of my house, and draw together all the wandering niinistrels in tho city hnnd organs, banjos, fiddles, tnmborines, rattling bones and fish horns. Let juvenile monkeys crawl in nt the win dows in search of three cent pieces, let me be awakened at midnight by theory of "mur der!" ring the fire bells and hnvo n devil of 11 lime generally do all this, and I will not complain; but banish tho pianos! My piano has got to go. I am going to launch the Infernal machine out of tho window the first dark night, and, my friends, I advise you to sleep witli ontlnn in your oars, or when she gives her dying grunt you'll think you've fal len out of bed, or a fallen star has gone to roualjaLuilLJiousetop. For. tho informs- tij iiMif'1-'' IWM Bl,ltB llml t , - brass wire and ivory keys t' ..rt) welcome to but the skeleton I want for a refrigerator. Wilmot Turned Up Again. David Wil. mot, of proviso notoriety, hns turned up again, Ho comes out in n letter requesting the friends of freedom in Pennsylvania to meet In ittsburrf fdork nlace. that Pittsbur0 nn the lbV of June next, to nominate a Nigger Worshipping State ticket. tf?J We learn says the Lynchburg(Vn.)Vir. ginian that the Piedmont Works, in that place, together with two splendid passenger cars nnd a large quantity of valuable machine ry, were destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. The loss is estimated at twenty thousand dollars, upon which there is nn insurance of twelve thousand dollars. Among other matters before Congress last week, in the Senate the Post Office Com- mittee were instructed to inquire into the ex. pediency or abolishing the franking privilege nnd paying the postage of members of Con gress out of the public funds. The Deficien cy Appropriation bill was also passed by the Senate. P. T. ' Barnum, Esq. A private letter from Mr, Barnum, to a gentleman. In Boston, concludes as follows: ' I have no Inducements to sniggle again to acquire wealth; for Ihe enormous debts against me on account of the clock company will overshadow me to the grave. 1 have paid and secured all my private debts." AMERICAN PHLEGM. Far away from the great cities, half Md den in tho foliage, was the modest log hut of a man half trapper, half fisherman, and more than half savage. Of course his name was Smith. He wns married, nnd he end bis wife in this one little chamber led the happiest of existences: for on an occasion she would not object to go twenty miles to hear the Baptist minister preach. One evening at sundown they were both together in tbeii little cabin, she knitting stockings for ttie next winter snows, he cleaning the barrel of his fowling piece all the pifrKs of which were' Tying dismounted about him both busy and neither uttering a syllable. A . By degrees a Jalfbut regular sound breaks upon the si'ence of the wilderness. The steamer is ascending the river, mnking tire best of Its way against the steamer. But neither Smith nor his wife pay tiny attention: he goes on cleaning his gun, she knitting her stocking. The nir, however darkens: a thick smoke rises upon overy side: a formidable explosion is suddenly hoard; one would hnvo said it was the discharge of several cannon at once. The boiler had burst; the vessel was sunk; every thing destroyed. Smith nnd his wife did not look up; he went on cleaning his gun, she knitting her stocking, for explosions of steamers nre to common. But this was ono which was to Interest them more nearly; scarcely had the explosion ended, before the roof of tbe cnbin split in two nnd something heavy descended through the aperture. This something was a man who dropped between the pair without, however, disturbing either he still cleaning his gun she still knitting her stocking. But the traveler so rudely introduced seemed rather astounded at his descent. After a few minutes, however, he resumed his coolness, and began to look about him fixing his attention, at last, upon the hole through which he had just arrived. "Ah! man," said he at length, addressing Smith, "what's the damage!" On this, Smith, who hnd not given up his work, put aside his rifle, nnd looking up to estimate Jiis loss, answered, after some little reflection, "Ten dollars." "You be hanged!" exclaimed the' traveler, 'Last week, in tho explosion I happened to he in with another steamer, I fell through three tlightsc'in a new house and they only Tcliiirged me five dollars. No, no I know what's the thing in such matters. Here's n couple of dollars; and if that won't do, go nnd sue me, nnd bo hanged!" The Holy Lance. The lance which open ed tho side of our Divine Savior, is now kept nt Rome.but hns no point. Andrew of Crete, who lived in tfle seventh century, says it was burried together with the cross, and St. Gro gory of Tours nnd Venerable Cede testify that in their time it wns kept nt Jerusalem. For fear of the Sarncensit wan afterwards found, and wrought many miracles, as Rob ert the Monk and many eye witnesses testify. It was first carried to Jerusalem and then to Constantinople, and nt the time this citv wns taken by the Latins, Baldwin II. sent the point of it to Venice, ns a pledge lor n loan of money. St. Ixoiis, king of Franco, redeem, ed it, by paying the sum for which it was pledged, nnd had it conveyed to Paris, here it is still kept in Ihe Holy Chapel. The rest of the lanco remained nt Constantinople after the Turks had taken that city to the year 1493, w hen the Sultan Bajnzet sent it by an ambassador in n rich and beautiful case to Pope Innocent VIII., adding that the point was in the possession of the King of France. (7 General Twiggs, of the United States Army, hns been proposed as Mayor of New Orleans'. His friends urge, as a reason for his election, the lawlessness, rowdyism nnd crime so prevalent in the city, which require a strong hnnd nnd a resolute will to check them. .' The Rev. Nathaniel S. Prime, a well known Presbyffrian clergyman, died sudden ly in New York, nn Thursday, in the 71st year uf his age. Dr. Prima was a gentleman of eminent talents, nnd the author of the History of Long' Island. . l-jf Woman's "Empire State" is matri mony. Here she is always in tho majority always reigns, and sometimes storms. jgfThe Legislative Assembly of Novin Scotia has placed one hundred nnd fifty guineas at the disposal of the British Gov ernment to present a sword to Gen. Williams, the hero of Knrs, who is n native of that province. Tit for Tat. The New York Journal of Commerce, says: A few days ago one of 'the United States Mail carriers was driving in such a style ns to attract the attenLjon of a police officer who slopped Ins horse, and a light occurred be. tween. The driver was arrested nnd brought before a magistrate and held to bail in 8300: and yesterday the police officer was arrested by the United Mates authorities, for impe ding the United States Mail, aud wns hcliHo ball 111 the same sum. tW Speaking of courage, "Young Sam' says : "If you flatly deny a liar's word or actions, without fearing his fist, you are morally a brave individual; and if you can stand 011 the cow-catcher ol destruction, reach over and pick up an unfortunate from tho track - of death, with a serene smile ol satisfaction, you are pnysicany a courageous character. Smart Devil. "Oli.'just look out of the window, Mr. Editor, and see that siring, of men nno ooys wnn poles on their sunulderi What do you suppose they nre after?" "They are after tisli in the pond, 1 pre sume." t No, str. They are all one after the olber," "liegoiie, you Ink-lnced wretch. "Yes, sir-eel" tif The last case of indolence la thnt John Hole, who is so lazy that In signing his name no inniuiy writes me letter J and punches a nolo through the paper. MILLET CULTURE. Prom the Gtnttut Firmer. . ' In 1851, 1 had n dairy of forty fire eowal and haying been obliged the year brfnro to buy most of my rodder tor a dairy of about the same number, I cast about to spa if I could not find something thnt I eonld raise in the place or hay that I could keep my cows on, and keep them in a good condition, and at the snme time get a good supply of mm irom vnem lor mnrsei (as milk dairying is my business.) I sowed corn, and found it an excellent substitute; hnt to keep so many cows on It, required too much Inhor, nnd nf. ter mid winter it became too dry nnd harsh, nnd did not give mncli milk. In '61, 1 sowed four acres of millet, (four quarts per ncre,) on the 16lh dny of June, nnd hnd ns much fod. der ns from my eight acres of gran thai year and It was a good year for hay. I have -raised from four to eicliLtVs every- year since, and have invariably had pood crops of not only fodder or hay, or straw, equal to as many tons of the best timothy hav, hut from twenty to thirty bushels of seed to the am. equal to ns many bushels of corn, to feed lo nny kind of domestic nnimnls. I fed moat of my seed, niter having it ground, to milk cows, preferring it lo Indian meal, as making more milk nnd of as rich quality. The last season I hnd six acres of millet, which has been worth more than 60 per ncre, or $320 for the six acres. I have fed thirty-five cows on the straw since the 251b of January, nnd have enough left to last until the 1st of May, and goi ixu Diisneis 01 seen irom tlio lot. The ripest of the seed, some sixty bushels, I have for seed, and the balance I am now feeding my horses, and find they do as well on the meal, put on cut hay nnd straw, ns they did when I fed an equal quantity of corn aud oal menl. Now for the manner of raising it; I have raised it on green sward, turned over at my convenience, nny time in the full or in the spring up. to the time of sow ing; then narrow until mellow, then put on from twelve to eighteen quarts of seed per acre, and ns much lino manure as I can spare, from five to fifteen good wagon loads per ncre, nnd sow about the middle of June, nnd I nm sure to hnvo double the amount of hny thnt the same land in similar condition would produce in mend, ow. It will stand the drouth better than nny other crop I ever raised; in fact it wimts hot dry weather for it to grow in; if it is moist enough for it to come up, there is but little danger, ns the two Inst years have proved. Alter the seed is sow n nnd well dragged or cultivated, the ground should be well rolled, ns we get a good deal of dry wenther about that time, nnd if not rolled it may bo too dry for the seed to grow; but alter it is once up, I think there is but little danger of n failure of a crop. Tho time of cutting that 1 have1, practiced is as soon ns I got through with my oats sny the Inst of August, or w hen about 111111 01 me seen nave matured enough to grow. The stalk will be green nnd full juice. I crndlo it, let it Inv one or two days to wilt, nod stack it up ns I do oats, put on a cap. and let iv cure in the stck; It will then be ns bright as the best topiugs of corn, nnd any animal will cat it as uny other forage. , T. B. Siieparo. t5? Dr. Graham, who was sentenced to the State Prison at Sing Sing for n number of years, in consequence of the homicide of Col. Lnring nt St. Nicholas Hotel, is said to bo so ill that it is thought he will not live. The Doctor was made Apothecary when he entered the prison, nnd many persons grum. ble because he wns not made to labor like the common convicts. It seems that his immunities. did hot preserve his health or keep up his spirits. ?ry Some men nre like catB. You mny stroke the fur the right wny for years, and hear nothing but purring: but nccidently trend on the tail, and all memory of former kindness is obliterated. 3f" A little one after undergoing the dis agreeable operation nf vaccination, exclaimed, "Now, I w on't have lo be baptised, will I!" HT" A boarding-school miss down East being unwell, thought it ungentcel to say that she was bilious, so she cum promised the term bv stnlinL' Unit she Waa ll'l Hi nntitti m I Quiet refined. EfirMr.John A. Washin vttm. in n nntn In Mrs. Marin S. Wofford. dated Mnreh lAih. says "that Mount Vernon is not lur Hale." Queer Decision At Castle Eden, recent. ly, in an assault case, the Rev. Mr. Park nn. nounced the decision of the Bench of Jus tices of the Peace, as follows "As the assault is not nroved. wa will Hi.. miss the case if you will pay the cosh,; but if you reiuso to do so, we shall fine you lor the assault." t-ff The LfL'islatni'e of Nova fjcolin hnvn by it vote of 37 to 20, passed a prohibitory liquor law, to go into effect immediately. St. Louts, .March 31. Senator Lane, of Kansas arrived in tiiis city en route to Wash ington. Kansas was quiet, und thu Indiana weresuelng for peace. No Santa Fe mails are expected this month. The Dome. Tho Washington. Star under. stands that the cost of Ihe dome being con structed for the centre ol the Capitol build ing, will be, per estimate, about a million of dollars. An AnuvoF Railroad Ehplovefs Th New York Central Railroad Company em- pioyeu nisi year 0,084 persons, including road operators, laborers, tiierks, officers, Si. I-STThe deaths in New York last week were three hundred and eighty-seven r?FThe four babies who took Ihe lendinir prizes in the Boston baby show have nil since died killed doubtless, by precocity luoiisoiy siiiuuraicu uy louq parents. The boy that is whipped too much, and the boy that is whipped too little, are both equally bad. The one isqtoiled with raw. hides the other with lollypops. Abolition Opinion op Filluorb and thi American IIbjtfoiim. The New York Tri. bune, the vilest and the ablest of all the Abo. lition organs, says: . - "Not only is Mr. Fillmore notoriously Suuthorn und sectional candidate he ia nominated on a Southern and HMioDal Plat, form." jir The best viuo tren slander is to let it ulone nnd sny nothing about it. It soon dies when fed on silent contempt A Stroro Argument in Favor op Mat rimosy. A mutli jranj four daughters, three of w hom reside in this town, have, collect, ively, approached the altar of Hymen no less tliau. seventeen limes! The mother has had four husbands, one of her daughters four, and the others three each. Sortkamvum Herald, , '