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. ! f -I. BY: SAM; P. IVINS. ATHENS, TENN.; FRIDAY, MAECH 13, 1857. VOL: IX. NO;'442; I Bk. 111 U :F V- , 11 -V 1 - .V a IB TEttlttSI ' TBI FOtt ll pvfelli hd evsry Friday at t per yesr M aM ta adrino. or $S, if pty Brent ! delayed qdUI ex plratlon of the year. A4rertlffmnta wilt be charged $1 per square tlft. lints, or lss, for the first Insertion, and M eenti for each eonilnnenoe. A liberal deduction made to thoie who adrertlee by the jear. y Pertone Mtidlnf adrer UMaienU matt mark the number of timee they deitre thtta truer ted, or the irill be oontlaoed anil) forbid and barged aoeordlngly.f For announcing the oaraei of oandldatMforoBc,$t( OftHarnotleeiovtr1tllnee,eharged nttneregnlar dvertttlng ratee. Alleommanleatlonetntendedto promote the private ode or tnvareeta of Oorporallent, Soctetleif8choo1ior individuals, will be charged ma advertisements. Jeb) WerKf euchae Pamphlets, Mlnutee, Circulars, Oards, Blanks, Handbills, Ao., will be executed In good trie, and en reasonable terms. ' Allletters addreseed to the Proprietor, post paid ,wlll fee promptly attended to. srsoni at a dlnance lending ns the names offonr wt vent subscribers, will bo entitled to n aft h copy gratia. No communication inserted unless aocempankd by he name of the author. HIT One on Main street, nextdoorto the old Jack ten Itotek THE POST. r': ; ATwiw nttAT iwamcw ia, Tsbt. '' ''Nuv York, U 'Tow eeer.-ssvtow -rVln f the M.inrcPfled by Ire- eodeaa gale, ii hasp -raging. - 1 Washington, March 3d. The House to day pained the bill to distribute the surplus revenue amongst the States. fltr It alwnya nff.irda ua pleneure to chro. tikle the triumph of geniun the creation of minde delving In the raalme of thought. We accordingly give plaoe to the following, which la no leaa startling than new. It la, we presume, from the pen of an unweded "Western Editor" "I sat me down in thought profound, This maxim wIm I drew; It's easier far to like a girl, Than make a girl like jou." . Young men affected with calice proclivities will please copy. ' The Louisville Democrat says, a duel between two ladies is on the tapis in thnt eity. A formal challenge is known to have been pnsaed and accepted, though the wea pons and distance have not been m.mi-d. A ' wilt be readily imagined, "gentleman" is at the bottom of the quarrel. After all, we don't know but the ladiea have aa much right to mnke foola of themselvea aa the lorda of ereation. Hit at tub Coronke. A New York pa per aaya that an anfortinate man in thnt city, , who hod resolved upon saieide, was deterred . from his raah temper by fear thnt Coroner Coonery would hold an inquest over his body. Capital Pchishmrkt. The House of 1 Representatives of Rhode Island, by the easting vote of the Speaker, have paawd a bill to restore capital punishment for murder. (r- It is stilted that nine out of every ten of the losses by mail, so far, have been regia . tered letters, and in no iiiSUnce has one of them been traced p. Improved Portaoi rJTirs. The Poet Master General has introduced the excellent English method of perforating the lines be tween the postage stamps, so thnt they may be torn apart at once without using the eels sore. They have a further advantage in the circumstance that the rough edge thus pro duced makes them adhere much more readily to the bock of a letter. The machine for making the perforutione woe procured from England. A supply of the perforated atampa baa already been furnished to the post offices of Philadelphia, New York, and other prin cipal cities. y The Mississippi Central nnd Tsnnes. see Railroad ia now open to Block's Station, four miles and a half north of Bolivar, and twenty twe miles eouth from Jackson. The cars are now making two trips daily on this road. Amusiko To hear a small politician who owes his whole importance to the influence of the press, talk contemptuously of news papers and editors. There la no etronger proof of the "power of the preas" than ths fast that it can raise auch timberheada into high places. Luckily, a single pull on the sine lever can bring them down again to their proper level did they not inevitably fall of their own feebleness. Is Tut Dark. We, dwellers in this world , of error, ara like men walking through the atreets of a city on a fogyy morning. Every one fanclea that Immediately around himself , there is little or no fog, but around others, at . little distance from him, he perceives it to be thick and blinding; and they, In turn, make a precisely similar mistake about them. elves and him; each deeming it quite clear ' where he himself la, and that all the rest are ' in the dark. U. S. Treabust The amount In the . United States Treasury, Its depositories, sub . ject to draft, on the 33d February, the date of the last official report, wus S3jt67,743, of which S 39,435. was In the Savannah, sqd 68,384, In the Charleston depository. The Fruit Crop Papers from varioua , quarter units to pronouncing the fruit crop ninjred than far. There is abundant op , portunity for IW destruction yet. Late spring . frosts ars as fatal as winter's cold. ' 3TA few nighta ago the train on the ( Memphis and Charleston . Railroad ran through a lock of wild turkeys killing two fioe ones. One of thean strck the) bead light, ' breaking the glass, putting out the light, and getting completely "bagged" 4o 'the lamp, . from whence he was taken by the engineer. It Is s qsestlon which was ths -most taken , by surprise, the engineer or the turkey' ' '' i" " f-lt Is stated that most all tU Inhab. itanta of Caps May eo N. I., are lamperauee ' people, and church members. Then is out a ' lawyer among ths number. Ths county "court sits but ons day, and the jail ia tenaoU im.-, : ...... ,. . TENNESSEE FLOUR. Ths following ankle In relation to Ten- neeaee Flour, from the Augusta Constitu tionalist of ths 1st instant, is of Interest to the manufacturers of flour In thlsdirectiont The quaulity of Tennessee flour which is annually sent to this market, induces as to make some few remarks in relation to that commodity. We are further Induced to do an, rrom the tact that we are eomp-lH-d ki report the Vulue of Tennessee flour very frequently from twenty-five lo filly cents per barrel lower than flour from our City Villa, or from Etowah, I at. A considerable portion of the Tennes see flour forwarded to Augusta, is sent hy country merchants, who obtain it from differ en i milts. Snd. The hage are of dissimilar lengths, and seldom contain the exact weight that qiiurterorhalf aacksshould have. Some soaks sre less in weight and some over weight. 8d. The bags are generally in bad order, stained or soiled, by the handling by enntuct with the floor of the care by exposure on river banks, or frusn other causes. 1 sill. The saefce,re badly marked, and even Ibe well cut plates, which some millers have, are used by inexperienced or Incompetent peraone. On the other hand, our Citv Mills floor is done up in bugs of almost snowy whiteness the weight of flour, in each suck, is almost always within s halt, or at moat, within an ounce of the exact weight the sucks look clean and white nnd the murks are beauli fully printed, with a hundoome vignette, in a Rne liloe or black Ink. The packages are in this way rendered attractive lo the eye of buyers, snd the good flour inside sustains the favorable impression which the exterior sp pesrnncee make. It ia true, we obtain as irnod superfine flour from Tennessee as onr l ity Mills generally furnish, but the City Mills flour ia offered in neater bags, and large dealera will give such packages a preference of from twenty.flve to titty cents s barrel. Another objection urged against Tennes see flour is, that few of the mills have agen ciea here, where a sufficient and continuous supp'y can at all limes be obtained. Alter sending about enough to establish the foun dution for a permanent reputation, some of the Tennessee millers transport their flour lo other markets where they are compelled to pass (.(trough the aame regular ord al or trial and trouble which they submitted to here. No person doubts the quality of much of the flour received here from mills in Tennes see, ahd objections are only urged against the condition of the packages, their want of uni. formity ia weight, and the style of marks employed. Attention to these matters would soon place Tennessee flour nearly, If not fully equal in value to our t.'lty Mills. Legal Tehdeb. 1'he law regulating the payment of debts with coin, provides the following coin to be the legal tender. I. All gold coin at their respective values, for debts or any amount. 3. The half dollar, quarter dollar, dime and half dime, al their respective values for debts ot smouiit-under rive dollars. 8. Three sent pieeks for debts of amounts under thirty cents; and 4. By the law just passed, we may add one cent piecee for debts ol smounts under ten cents. By a law of Congress, paused some four or nve years as, gold, instead of silver, was made the legal tender for large amounts. Those who, to gel rid of lurge quantities of cents and small coin, sometimes pay bills with it, to the annoyance of the creditor, will perceive that there is a stoppage put to thai antic by law. Terrible Famine ii Norwat. The En- gliah pupers have accounts from Norway which give s painful picture of the suffering of the inhabitants of Lampland and FinmarK, bordering on the North Cape of Norway. Owing to the failure of the crops, the in hub i tun la are in a atate of atarvution: "Hundreds are dying daily, and the living ara compelled lo subsist sa they heat can, on the bark of trees, ground and cooked with osls. In order lo alleviate their sufferings charitable committees have been organized on me opposite coasts or the Uuir of Both nis to collect contributions in kind, such si corn, flour, vegetables snd apirils, which will De conveyed to them nciosa the ice in sled? es. As an addition to the suffering of these poor ereutures, the cold is of a severity rare. ly experienced even In these ice bound coun tries." Tut End or as Assassi. The) predic tion of the freeman's Journal, that the mur derer of the Archbishop of Paris Verger would die s Protestant, and aa such have his memory embalmed in the good opinion of the "No Popery" people, ie not fulfilled, as will be seen on reference to the Isst advice, from Paris. He died, ss he hsd lived, s Ro menial, and a horrible death it was. Just be. fore the execution, the wretched man threw himself on the p diet in his cell, clung to it with head, hands and feet, and resisted all attempts to lift him. "Vou may murder me in this cell," he exclaimed, "but from it I will not stir." The gaolers were compelled to put on his ololhus by main force. But be fore the execution he became calmer, receiv ed religious eonsolstions of the Abbe Hiigun, took the crucifix in hi hand, kissed the Image of the Savior, and surrendered himself to the executioner. All Paris was a gape on the day of the execution. KtEFiaa the THiao Dark. They have an excellent way, of keeping quiet .about epidemic diseases in the eity of New York. From a comparison of the city inspector's report, and from other documentary evidence, it ie now ascertained that there were about one thousand deaths from yillow fever in the city of New Yoik during the summer of 1866.. Ir0 A foppish fellow advised a ' friend not to marry a poor girl, as he would find matrimony with poverty "up hill work." "Good," said his friend, "I would rather go up hill than down hill, any time." HT On the 39lh of January, the auger of the Artesian well, now being bored In the plain of Passy, near Purls, had reached the depth of 1469 feet. This well, ll ia known. 'ia the largest in the world, and ia intended to reach the same sources of supply ss the famous wall of Cisaalle, which aaa a depth TISOO feat. I ,; , , PRACTICAL GOOD SENSE. ' ' It It related that an Athenian who was hee- ltatjng whether to give his daughter In mar-' rings to a man of worth with a amall fortune, or to a rich man who had no other record mendatlon, went to consult Themlatoele on the subject. Ths philosopher in the spirit of true wisdom, said, "I Woald bestow my daughter upon a man without money, rather than npnn money without a man." Mar. ringes for money seldom conduce to social comfort snd happiness, snd often result In (he utter destruction of domestic peace, In crimination, coldness and estrangement. And yet the love of money is seldom man. I Tested in vreater strength than In the forma tion of those life-long alliancea where the parties bind themselves to "take ench other for belter or for worse," and give their mu tual pledge to eland by and aid each other amid all the atorma and privationa and perils of life. Thnde parents who are chiefly anx loos to hsve their daughters to marry a for tune, who value money more titan character, integrity, enterprise and correct habits, will, In moat cases, lament their short-sightedness, infatuation and folly. There is happiness in a cottage where . virtue, intelligence arid kind neas dwell. : A palace will nntyield it in the nbscence of these. It is not theas. families where there is the greatest profusion 'of wealth, who are most to be envied. In many s splendid mansion there are aching hearts, disappointed hopes, corroding cares snd scalding tears. Let us not be misunderstood. We sre not depreciating or decrying wealth. It confers and secures many advantages. It gives to its possessor Influence, position, and power. "Custuris paribus," as we were taught in our school -boy days to say, other things beingequal, it is desirable, highly ben eficial, snd emin-ntly comfortable. But it is not worth sacrificing domestic peace to pos sess it it is not worth enduring the strile of tongues it is not worth the lite-long re. proach, "yon married me for my money." (W There ia on foot in Alnbuma, says the Montgomery Advertizer, a temperance movement of which very few, even of those who seem most interested in such things, are aware. It promises more to reduce the amount of ardent-spirit drinking, than any society which has yet been organized. It is not only, in our opinion, a great moral, but economical proj. ct. We mean the culture of the grape snd the manufacture of genuine wine from it pure, unadulterated, "the true. the blushful Hippocrene, with beaded bub bles winking at the brim." On Hillubee creek, In Mullapoosn county, is made a wine, called "Ulrica." We defy even Milton, with his "leafy Vullumbroaa," to give more poet ical names. This wine is a Hock, of a col or almost like the ruby, rich, fruity, gener. oua. Its bouquet ia so delicisous th .t it ex cited the admiration even of a little child, before whom a bottle was opened; she said it "tmelt of grapet. We, being judge, pronounced it a better wine than any we have ever tasted of Amer lean manufacture. It can- scarcely be called intoxicating, for one who would drink enough to become inebriated, must be a beastly glut ton; while a few glosses produce s delightful glow, drreamy warmth, that good wine alone, can ever excite. Important Irfornarioii. The Norfolk Argus communicates a fact in one of its re cent issues, which is highly important par ticularly to auch ss are threatened with that laial and iuaidioua disease, known as con sumption. It seems s itenllemsa in Louis iuna bought some consumptive negroes from a dealer in Norfolk, and placed them on hie augnr plantation. They ale plentifully of tne cane, but more especially of the young shoots. The slaves who had been thin, weak nnd sickly, soon became stronir, robust and hearty, and in a short time sll traces of the disease with which thy bud been affected en tirely disappeared. The Argus lenrns that this planter has a standing order at Norfolk for negroes who have the symptoms of the disease, snd of course expects to iM them at a reduced price. Peltrtburg ( Ko.) Exprett. Law Against Ddellino. A writer in the Charleston Standard, on the auMect of duel ling in South Carolina, and of the inefficiency ol the State law lo suppress this relic of feudul barbarism, says: "I would make the penally, for being en gaged in any auei, lo auuen on all and every person or persons, directly or indirectly con cerned in fighting a duel, or sending, giving, ncvepting or currying or convening any such challenge, their counsellors, aiders or ubel tora, upon being convicted thereof in any Court having jurisdiction, disfranchisement rendering all auch persons incapable of ever afterwards holding any office of honor, trust or profit, under the laws or suthorities of the Slate; and also embodying in the law a pro viso, to the effect, that in case of sny death hapening in consequence of any duel, the act ah'-uld nut be so construed ns to save the offenders from the pains and penalties of the laws of the land, provided fur the punishment of homicide and murder." - Death or Gen. Richardson or Kansas Geary's Dirigui.TT. The Cincinnati Co lette of the 35lh says : General Richardson, of the Council, is re ported to have died at Lecompton, on the night of the I3lh last., a natural death, how ever, which is rslher rare in that healthy country. In rcgurd to the recent difficulty of Gover. nor Geary, ihe St Louis Republican says: "Sherard did not spit in the Governor's face, but confronted him in the lobby, and said lo him, "Vou are a liar, a scoundrel and a coward 1 apil upon you. If yoa don't re seat it, I snail not notice you hereafter," fW A Mr. Powers, who had been com milled lo Ihejuil etOgdeiuburifton s charge ot aelting fire lo a buuding,d seovcred a (ire in the jtul the next night, and saved it; ll is presumed thus balancing the account, ' a7,A decision has been rendered In the New York Marina Court, that parly who, previoas to sa election, hires room for a political purpose, ie aot liable for the rvat the. law forbidding say such aes of neaey. i Ioroevitt or Btovents. It is1 a popular error to suppose that scholars and literary men are ahorter lived than other men. But the fact is "on the, contrary quite the re verse." ' Consider for a- moment that ths clara eipared With what are called the "professions," Is 4 amall one, and compared with the "trades" is very small indeed and then mark the result. Hnrdly sn eminent suthor of modern times but affords an ex ample of the longevity. Byron snd Keats, it is true, died young the latter by consump tion, the former by irregularities that would have killed anybsdy. But Wordsworth, 8onthey, Tom Moore and James Montgom ery lived to sn advaned sge. Rodgers, st his decease, was above ninety, and DeQuincy. Waller S. Landor and Hum- boidt sre still elite snd st work, st past three score and teL' Our own country fur. nlshes smlturaiiplea in Benton, Silliman, vint Halleck aud Piprnoat all old man. hat still strong in health nd mental vigor. The truth is, men oftener rust nut than ware out, and (here ia no doubt that habitual men tal employment tends to keep the body j young, both in fact sad in appearance. Stu dents very rarely suffer from study, but, in common with, the rest of mankind, sre not proof sgainst physical laziness or excess. - Old f.st Man in America. A correspond. ent of the Cassville Standard, says there is now living in Murry county, Gn., on the waU ere of Holly Creek, a Revolutionary veteran, who has attained the age of one hundred and thirty-four. His name is John Humes, He is known throughout the region in which he lives by the appallutive of "Gran'sir flames." Gran'sir is contracted for Grand Sire. A grand sirs he truly is. As I was on my wsy to visit this rulicl of the expired eighteenth century, I inquired of sn oldish gentleman of about sixty if he knew him. "Uh yes, I know him," said he, "he is my grandfather!" John Humee wus born in Mecklenburgh county, Virginia, and wass lad ten yearaold, when Washington was in his cradle. He was thirty two when Braddock met his disas trous defest on the Monongskals. He, with several of his neighbors, set forth to join the head strong snd ill luted commander, but af ter several duy's march, were turned back by the news of his overthrow. ; He migrated to South Carolina nearly a hundred years ago. He wus in thirteen considerable conflicts du ring the wsr of independence, snd in skir mishes and rencounters with Indians, with tones, and with British, times beyond mm ory. He was with Gates at Camden, with Morgan at the Cowpens, with Green at Hills- boro'and Eutaw, and with Marion in many a bold ruah into a lory camp or red coat quar tern . . - ' Simon Suoos-Every body has rend of Si mon Suggs whom "Jonee Hooper" immor talized; and almost every body is aware that the veritable original Simon, (whose real nuiiie need not be mentioned because that is no body's business, no how,') still lives in Alabama. A year or two since, he dime in' to Tuskegee, with an almighty long fuce, and a yard of crape round his hnt, and met his friend, Ned , when the following re murks were made: "Byrd," said Simon's friend, 'what ails you! vou look solemn and serious, as if you hud met with some misfortune." "Vou know, Ned,nsuid Simon,"lhatIhave lost my companion." (He hud recently lost his wile, a most pious and estimable lady, oy aeuin.; "And besides that, I have been thinking a good deal, late, about my latter end, and the next world." "Youl" nid Ned, "I always thought that you were a Universalis!." "So I was," said Simon, perfectly serious snd evidently impressed with the solemnity of the subject; "our tell vou, Ntd, there ain't nairy pair in that hand. It ain't any use ro oiun actn VLB master. lie teet every card in your hand." Sataoeroqe One of the New York Sunday papeye ultersthe following truculent threat against one of his daily brethren. We hope the irate editor will think better of it, and "abate hie manly wrath:" "As soon as ws can eutch hold of his vs. gabond body, we shall apply to it a green cuwskin, six feel ouir. and one inch in the 'girth,' which we have hud manufactured for the especial purpose. And, independently of that, we w ill, when we catch him, cut off his ears, and nail them to the first wooden lamp pom we can nnd. Isn't it awful to think of? An Editor's Audience. "Who are you talking to!". Why to s Isrger audience than the bent conversationalist ever could boast of, sod to more than ever listened to him during a month. How few clergymen, how few lecturers, how few public speakers of sny description ever addresrsn sudience half so large ss that to which the editor of the smallest country paper p reaches! How many clergymen are there who sre accustomed to audiences of a thousand, snd how few pa pers there are which do not atrictly and lit. erully find more titan a tbouasnd thorough readers! e Cheering Rail Road Nxws.-.The friends of thy Blue Ridge Rail Road will be pleased in learn inai me resumption of work thereon will take place st the pleasure of the coiiids ny, the required sum of eUJO.OOO having, we understand, neen euoaciiDed. Ths handsome sum of t22,0U0 has been secured in -Rabun county, snd the omzens of Walhulla snd vl ciuity pledge themselves fur $20,000 more. 1'his is doing a bundsome In ng in handsome styie, snq win piace me roaa in such an ad vaneea awge, tnai iu onmpiellon will BO longer, we lriit, be doubled by any body. tLtaum limner, s C 'The triumph of woman lies, not la the adii. ration of her lover, but in the respect of ner nuaoana, ana inai can only be gained by a constant cultivation of those qualities which sue anows ne most values. "Harry, did yea ask Hicks for that moneyf "Yes." r "Wbal did be suv!" "Nothing: he just kicked m into the toad. That's all SB. :( .v.-. .. ' Relic or Feudal Days. The custom of uncovering the head and taking off the hnt or even simply touching It, h s rello of the old disarming the removing of the helmet to indicate) that the party thus exposed himselr to the mercy of sn enemy. To take off the glova wss in like manner lo angaontlet the hand, the mere removal constituting an offer of friendship. Even now it la considered encivil to shake hands with the glove on. Shaking of handa was formerly a token of truce, In which the parries took hold euoh of the other's weapon hand, to make sure against treachery. It was also a token, of, good will. A Frenchman, a priaoi er lo England, once made a most ingenious use of this cuslonu Having been "put up" against a negro boxer, snd knowing nothing of boxing, he availed himself of the shaking of hands before ths encounter, to crush the negro's hand in his Iron grip. It is said that s few years since, s brutal fellow in Connecticut crushed a friend's hand in like manner, .though he did it in sport. . The bow, it is said, which is now a mark of politeness, is but an offer of the neck to the stroke of the sdversary, while the courtesy peculiar to the ladies is the form of going on the wOb to sue for that mercy which, In earlier ages, was diffioalt to get. The hair pins worn by ladies are reduced polgnards. In some parts of Sicily they are still worn of such a sizeaa to be convertible Into weapons. The ear-rings were anciently badges of slave ry, snd were soldered so that they, could not be removed from the ear, their form indicated the owner of the slave. . European Morals. The case of Harrison agaiiiBt the Marquis of Bsth, which wss hesrd on the 4th instant in the Court of Queen's Bench, London, affords a view of the widespread corruptions and immoralities which prevail in that capital. It appears that s regular trade is carried on in the imports, lion of Belgian girls to London for the pur. poses of prostitution; that noblemen frequent the houses in which the unfortunates are de. talned; that the aristocrats are extensively black mailed by persons in league with the proprietore of those infamous houses, snd that lawyers sre found to press the claims lo trial snd endeavor to auppwrt them even by perjury. tayA Kentucky paper says it is getting to be fashionable in thai quarter to enclose a dollar with marriage noticea, when sending them lo the printer. A good custom, that ought to prevail everywhere. Six dollars to printer snd priest Ko sensibs man could refuse Five dollar, to render him blest - And one to publish the news! Destructive fire at Columbia. We learn from the Columbia Mirror of Thuisday that on Tuesday night Inst, between twelve and one o'clock, the large dormitory butliing lo the Columbia Athentaum, wns discovered to be on fire. The young ladles occupying the dormitories lost a good deal of clothing one of them her entire wardrobe. Most of the furniture, including aevernl pianos, was destroyed. Ths entire loss is estimated at ten Ihouiand dollars, none of which, we believe, is covered by insurance. It is not known how the fire originated. J 3F We rend, in La France Medicate, the following: "Several scientific journals lately announced a discovery which will not prove, to be the least curious or remarkable of our age. Mr. Steck, a chemist of Stutt gart, has recently discovered a vegetable substance which is endowed with the sarpri sing nnd singularly remarkable poverty of revivifying Ihe capillary bulbs in esses of baldness. The experiments which have just been made ill Paria on s number of honora ble persons, who had been bald for several years, and on whom this preparation has caus ed the hair to return with incredible activity of growth, leave no doubt ns to the manifest action of this new conquest of science. y Two loafers in North Adams, Mass., seated themselves npnn a keg of powder, which they rolled from the cellar way of a store, lust Sunday, to gaze st the ladies pas. sinir to church. They were smoking cignra, and by some means a spark of fire ignited the powder, blowing them both to a considera ble distance, and dangerously Injuring one. For th. PoiL THAT SOUL MELTINO "BUSS." Beneath a green and pleasant shsde, I ones beheld a lovely maid. And at her feet I humbly knelt, And fried to tell her how I feltl With trembling lip snd heaving breast, Her lilly hand I softly pressed, I gated upon her handsome fsoe, I took her In my food embrace, I whispered in her ear, "Dear Misa, Msy I not hsvs ons preeious kissl" She slightly blushed she smoothed ber dress. She primped her mouth snd snswered, "yet!" While sll around wss stiil sa desth, Mj heart did thump I held my breath Her tweet blue eyes did toftly close, I bid farewell to friends and foesl No pen can paint, no tongue esa tall, Ths thoughts thst then my bosom swelll Ons lingering thought of "Buck snd Fill" I thought of death, sod made my will A long farewell to earth snd Gas I gsvs hsr ons soul-melting "butt." Baa Bossxa. , O-Rev.George C. Fool, an Episcopal cleruyman. Rector of Whtemarah Psriah, near Philadelphia, took his congregation all aback, a few days aince, bv announcing that he hod become a convert to the Church of Home. CPorter's Spirit or the Times says, the Vermont Black Hawk earned for his owner, without leaving bis stable, s sum rising S4V 000, nnd haa given courage, grace, beauty, spsed snd fire lo some) ten or twelve hun dred eolla. -.Mr i ' ' , WaBRINS) TO "CAUTUUSIIAB8."--8iE young men were lined S35 each in the Court of Quarter Sessions of Chester eoanty, Pa, recently for disturbing a oewly , mir.-ied couple by Williumpisu" serenade, .. ) j , - A; GHOST STORY. ' i ' f ' BT HAEXl ORE EN, ESQ. ' "Never bot bnee was I frightened at any thing Ilka s ghost," ssid Timothy Ty let, "and then I was frightened for certain. I wns living on the Upper Mississippi at the time, but thst makes no difference. 1'JI tell yoa how it was. One night, about 13 o'clock, I heard some one r pping at tny' door. " W ho's there T I asked.'; . ' - . ' . ' . " "Mosier," replied a voice from withont,I thought I'd atop and sen if yon wouldn't go and watch ths coal pit for me till morning. 1 am not very well, and having been up all last night; I think I had better try to set a little sleep. - " Now 1 kos Hosier very well knew he wss burning charcoal about half a mile np the river, and not only that, bet I knew he hod a real pretty gill, and that I had taken a great notion to her. So op I jumps, hauls on my eioinee,sno waa ready to be on in a Blum, uu was reaor lo oe on iu a nutea. - ! vA ' ' " ' t will not b afraid to stay by youreelf, u, Tim (" asked Moai.r.Sa we-were ew nrmuies. iob about separating, for hs lived Estill fawtlwr down Ihe river. . . : . . .;, "Afraid!" exolaimed I. . "No. what ahnuld I be afraid oft I have never yet aeen any thing worse than myself."1 ' ' "Oh, 1 did not mean to say that vna were cowardly, Tim, but I thought you might be lonesome, perhaps; and .if' you thought so, that I had better wake up the Dutchman, who is staying at ynnr house, snd try to get him to go wilh you." I assured him that I needed no eomnanv. snd so started for the eoal-pil. The night wae very dark, and I must con less that I did fuel s little squeamish, but I could , not tell why.' There was the erave of an Indian by the side of the path which I must travel to reaen ifle coal-pit, and It had been ' reported that wonderful eights had been seen there. Perhaps this wss the causs of my unpleasant feelings. . . . 1 tried to whittle mv spirits op, but it was all no go. The nenrer t approached the dread ed spot, the worse I felt. When I had reach ed the cliff of rocks around which I should turn in s few paces and be right at the Indian grave, I fell my hat raise on my head, and then it seemed that mvnaris of little demons were dancing t'irough my hair, and playing a leap-frog up and down my shoulders, and humming queer noises in my ears. I stopped. and begun to think seriously of Iteming s re. treat, just then the lair image or Jane Uliz. abelh Elvira Moaier flitted across my fancy, and I said to myself, "1'his will never do I Go back, snd let the old man's coal pit burst out snd burn np! Why, it would settle the hash with me torever. I he next time I d go to see June Elizabeth Elvira, he'd kick me out of the house; besides," reasoned 1, "what have 1 seen ! What kind of un excuse could I make! No Sir ree, I'll go through or 'burst a biler.' If there'a anything at the old Indi an grave, I'll not see it, for I wont look thst WSV." Thus saying, I started on at a rapid pace. The rocks were rounded, snd keeping my eyes bent on the ground, I had nearly passed the grave, when a bright light blazed across the path just before me. Before I had time to think, I looked np, and oh! great Jupiter! what a sight! , A monster with a head about the size of a hall-bushel measure, waa stand ing upon the Indian grave. Its eyes as large aa cocoa-nuts, were rolling in its great head, snd glaring frightfully at me. From between its huge teeth bright jets of fire flushed snd blazed serosa my path, liks streaks of minia ture lightning. In fact, its entire head seem ed io be one great red ball of fire, wilh small pieces ot the sun set In it for eyes. While I stood gazing, completely stupefied with horror, it made s low bow to me nnd then raising itself erect, it shook its head and rattled its teeth together mot friirhlfullv. Then I funded that I aaw it take a few steps towards where I was standing. This rather roused me to a sense or action, nnd in the next instant I waa bobbing along down the river bank a little swifter titan it wus usual for footmen to pass that way. At every leap I imagined it was grabbing at my coat tail, for when started, I thought I heard it right at my heels. Reaching home, I did not wait to open the door, but throwing my weight against it, bunted It in. The Dutchman, who was sleeping ap skiirs, hesrd the rippet, snd supposing the house was besieged came down wilh a chair drawn, and crying at lite top of hia voice : "Robbers ! tiefs ! murter ! Robbeia ! tiefa! Inchinal Oh, mine Got!" Seeing nobody but me, he settled down. All in the family weru aroused. I told my elory in ns few words ss possible. Some believed it others laughed at me, the Dutch man in particular. He said I "vos von cow ardly poy," and "got fright" at my own shad, ow. That there was no such thing aa a ghost, and that he would willingly go right up to anything of the kiud that could be aliown him. "You would not have went up to this," I Said, still tremblinc. "Pesure I vould! Shust go back wid me, and lei me aee rji-r nince, an 1 II show you di-re's notlis' dere." I refused at Aral, but being urged by the family, snd thinking of June Elizaneth Elvira Moaier, the coal pit, snd of being kicktd out of the house by the old man, reluctantly con sented. , We started bark; the Dutchman gating along about his bravery, snd about how he had unraveled many a ghotlal mystery, and I trembling from the efl'ecu of my fright, but saving nothing. In due time we reached the cliff. h "Now, just around this rock Is where I saw it," said I, stopping snd turning back, for the path wus not broad enough lor us to walk eiue by side, snd be wss following close at my heela, "Oh, go on," said he, "It makes notling. I'ah not afraid of terfife." . We went on. We turned around the rock. I looked, and there it waa blazing and flashing just ss I hsd seen it before. I turned to the Dutchman, to eee what effect It produced upon him, when lo! he was not there ! A glance down the path revealed him streaking it like s cornel sround the rock. This fright, rnvd ms worse then ever, snd so I set out alter him as swift as my locomotive powers would curry me. Being rather the swiftest runner of the two, I passed him just ss we reached th mouth of the long isns which led to our house. He wss fairly noeing it down, and grunting, every jump, loud enough . to have been heard a hundred yards. - 1 had not been long in the lead before I heard a kind of thumping and lusseling noise juat behind me, snd in the next instant ths Dutchman cried out: - 1 "Help! murter! O,mlno Goll it ash got me! murterl aiurterl", , ..; , . Up to this time t had been running faster than I aver ran befoia.but when these sounds reached my ear I doubled my speed. It eeemed lo me that Destb waa right at my heela, and nothing bat (be greatest exertisn on my part oould save sue, : In Ilia IwMtkUag of an eye I wst In the house, wbereV to my astonishment, I foond Mosier', laughing At to split his aides. Tha trsjth at osce flashed across my mind. It waa a trick, snd a, rfc)h one at that. In a ahort time, the Dutchman came limping up.and than the laughing coot meoced 1n real earnest; but yoa may be esrtsta " th Datehmao and myaevf look Out a AMI part in it. ,,- ;.-.rrp.'i .The phenomenon or the ghost i easily explained. Moaier and soms of ths fellows at ths eosl pit had scooped ant a" pumpkin, ; cut hideous looking eyes and month la; the rind, and then setting two candles in it,' bed fixed It up at the Indian grave. A long string was attached to It, so thst one eotid stand ear snd pull to make it move.' It wast,' iadesaL a . friirht ul looking thing. .The aw fat. scar which the Dutchman got while eorolng down the lane, ws oceasioried by bis having run over s eow that wae quietly sleeping in the road. Aa she lumped up, her bora accident ally caught In hlsclothes.snd the poor fellow had no other thought than the devil bad htm for certain. '. o- J- t" - We got over oar scare, tmt I did not best the last of itssUflg as I remained ha that region. ' . . i - " Burned to Cinders. Professor Youqrfn, in a learned lecture on chemietrv, said: I What is ths relation of exyeen to the lie. ing body! Every animal is busy drawing in ' and throwing em sir sn increasing lidsl ebb snd flow. The oxygen, of the air passes through the membranes of the. lungs, is to. ken up by the blood, and carried to all parts of the body. It does here what it does every where it burns. Slow combustion goes on m the body, and carbonio acid and water ara produced. Thie combustion is necessary to keep up best and fever,-and the oxygen of the sir must have carbon and hydrogen, in the form of .food and drink, to feed upon. Cut off a man from everything but air, and the oxygen at every brenlh Will cut away a portion of hie own frame. - The moat com bustjbls parts are first oonsnmed; he grows lighter and more emaciated every hour. First, the fat disappears, then the muscles are axsailed, and lastly, ths devouring giant, oxygen, attacks ths brain nerves,, delirium ensues, and death cloaee the scene.. Men say he hss starved to death, bnt the scien tific truth is, that he has been burned to cin ders. , ;,. , . , ,-, , : . HP" The clown at Henglers ctreus In Chester England, having been noticed for hia constant attendance on church services three clergymen of the city presented him with a handsome Bible. A dully paper calls it "a sin gular testimonial to a clown." It certainly ought to not be "singular." - There are peo ple in wnote dietionury fun meuna sin, and laughter is defined to be the expression of wickedness, who may consider thnt a clown, ne such, has no more business with a BiMe than s load wilh a aids packet ' The natu ral melancholy fool hates the srlistia and lively fool. The real fool who grina wilh convexity of hia mouth upward, to plesss himself, detests the fool who grins with it oownwsra lo please oilier peon a. The Bible is only oat of place in the hands of that clown who embrsxles trost money, atenla snares sua a lb poses of securities eonnded to nun, singing psalms sll the while, and who is s solemn, dull, snd drear clown, and sud rogue. A Journalistic Novelty. The Prussian'. periodical press can boast of a great novelty, namely a political newspaper written in the Hebrew language. It ia published al Johan niaherg In Eastern Prusais, and its editor is a Rubbi Silbermunn at Sijtk. The title ie "Ha Magid," the "Announcer." It Is a weekly paper, - and Its cost only 3s. s quarter, or threepence the single number. The circula tion of Ha Magid ia not limited to Prussia; it has also s large ssle among the Jews of Poland and Russia. During the EniDeror Nicholas's reign thie would have been im possible, but Alexander II. has removed tha prohibition sgainst Hebrew printing and Ho- orew uieraiure in tne rtuaaian Empire. How TO Mend China. From an Enrrlish almanac we cut a recipe for mending China, long time aince, and tha opportunity having occurred for trying, we found it admirable, the fracture scarcely being visible after tha article was repaired. Il is thus made take a very thick solution of gum srabic in wstr. ana stir u into piaster ol fans until the mix ture becomes a viscous paste. Apply it with s brush to the fractured edgee and stick them together. In three days Ihe article cannot nuuin be broken in trio same place. Ths whiteness of the cement renders it doubly valuable. Exchange. rif One who hss had some experience, thus defines "wild osts:" "A oereal crop that ia generally sown between eighteen and twen. ty.five; the harvest Usually sets in about tea years after, and ia commonly found to eon-' eiul of a broken constitution, two weak legs, a bud cough and a trunk filled with amall viula and medical prescriptions. .; Nrwspapeb Outrage. We can hardly find words strong enough with which torepro bute the practice, on the part of certsin on principled newspapers, of giving publicity to the privste entertainments of respectable citizens. A man's house is his ensile; and bis domestic affaire should be ss ssfe from news paper intrusion as from thieves snd assassins. In either case the burglarious vilialn deserves to be shot dead- New York Mirror, , , rtf Those who hsve experienced it say it ia a pleasuot thing to repose in matrimo nial shades. - ' nf A correspondent of the Macon Gear gis Telegraph, stales that there is a. negro vmmanin Bibb county, who baa one hundred and nineteen descendants.. Sixty seven of her desendants snd Sena are owned by .a gentleman in Bibb, snd fifty two by another heir in an adjoining county. . $ , arTha Albsny "Knickerbocker" jives the following receipt to destroy fleas: J "Take a boarding house pie, cut It into thin slices, snd Isy it whsra the insects can hsve full acoeaa to l. In less than fifteen miniitva the whole eoboodla of them will ha deud wilh the colic!" ' - . .. i (jgrWe cut the following from tha bus iness column of tha banner, printed at Black River Falls, and give Mr. Clapp tha benefit of an Interesting gratis: i . , : i N. M. CLAPP, Eternally al Law and So. Ilcltnr at ths bar. ' He Register deeds, males Conveyances sod plays Hell generally. - - Stoet wit a MobalA St. PaoU Mia. nrsota, paper aaya; Some ground wss leased on Third street, just above our office on Wednesdsy, a contract waa entered Into for a buildins on Thursday, the buildies? sraa comioenerd on Friday, framed on Saturday, (rested on SundayJ was raised a Monday, and fell down on yesterday afternooa sll in Ibe epaeavKJvc jfct . '"' . v -v ) J I t - ' - 1 f . w,' r'"--