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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, .TENN. FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 1856,
VOL. VIII.-M 394.
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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, , '

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