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BY SAM. P. 1YINS. ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1857. VOL..H.-NO. 453. . . I, t i littt ltnr wctr ..! in ..I'si"--, or Pi ch ."ntiim.nce. A literal -Inaction mad. to tho. "ho adrertlM by the year. t" Perfoni n.llnmdr. ti-a-enti mul mark the aumber of tlmea Uwy neilra than fnierteil, or they will b continued uotU forbid and cSarrxd accordinly.rl ...... -u.. . or annoancing the uamei of eandidateiTor olace Obituary notleet.oTerlllne,ctiarged attheregular tdrerttilnr, ratet. lcoirattiiictlonlntendedto promote the private nd or Interest" of Corpomtlont, 8ocletlei,8chooUor tndlidllll, Will oecnururu Miirai...-. Jnb Work, nuchas PmpWeti,Minutei,Clreutr, -.ii.iii. i. -ill h. ..prutedln rood UftrtM, rnwnii i ' " tyle,nd on reonible termi. .. . All letten dilreii-d to the Proprietor, postpaid ,will e promptly attended to. Perenni at a dUUnce iendln ns the namei offosr elntnihlhrt, will be entlllvd to a fifth cnpyaratl.. No eomiotmleallon inierted urTfcit accompanied by he name of the author. PIT OIBc on Main street, Beit door.0 tbs old Jack ton Hotel. THE POST. ATHENS, FRIDAY, WAV 9. I85T. Th Mammoth Dtassii. The ..Memphn Appeal give nn arcour.t of the largest din ner ever given in the Southern Stntes, per haps in the Union tlmt at the recent rail road celebration at the Navy Yard at Mem phis: To give nome adequate idea of this im mense Hiiiing we may particularize aome of the nnicle provided: There were 8,000 plates and dishes in which the dinner was served; 10 bhls. pota toes; 2,500 lhs. heet rind million; 400 chirk ens; 75 hums; 18 lnrre baskets of salad; 125 turkeys; 60 pigs; 400 to 600 lbs. coke; 180 beef tongues; raixins, nlinnnds, oranges, die., in due prnport on; 13 barrels of ice wnter. The table upon which this mammoth din ner was served win over three-quarters of s mile long; snd from fifteen to twenty thous acd persons partook of it. -TheNew Orleans Times of the 13ih inst. says thnt during the fifteen months end ing May 12lh, 1857, there were seventy mur ders committed in that city; fifteen infantici des; twenty six suicides; and one hundred deaths caused by intemperance. This is nn awful showing of crime and misfortune for that City. ' Washington, May 20th. The administra tion hns resolved on rigorous' measures against the Mormons. . ljirge bodies of troops under Gen. Harney will be sent to Utah Pen McCullough has declined the Governorship of that territory. A Discovert. The New York Mirror ays that Dr. Holland, of Oneida county, states that he has made use of electricity as a remedial agent during the last ten years, and lias reduced it to such scientific principles that he readily describes every form of dis ease without interrogating the patient. He makes the patient take hold of one polo-of the battery, and himself the other; then he passes bis hand over his body, forming the circle, and thus by the peculiar sensations produced, discovert the seat of disease. Slavery to be Bought Out. The New. port (Ky.) News has the following in rela tion to a new scheme for abolilionising Kcn '.ucky. It says: A proposition is in contemplation to buy the land and negroes owned by slaveholders in Kentucky at their present valuation; nnd if three-fourths of the slaveholders in the iStale will agree to sell, the proposed com pany will advance a sum of money equal to one-linl! the estimated value of both, nnd in one year after, pay the whole balance. The slaves will beset free nnd the land sold ntan advanced price, in view of tho State becom ing free in one year after the first payment to the musters, and the State becomes set tled with real industrious, enterprising free people. 9BPIt having been stated that tho mem bers of the New York legislature shed tears when they adjourned, Prentice, of the Louis ville Journnl, remarks: "Thcro appeared to be some doubt wheth er they wept tit parting from each other, or because their opportunities for clutching the public money were ut an end. It is suid they were the only people in the Statu that were nt all distressed upon the occasion. Speculation in Rents. Great fortunes linve been made in New York city within a few yenrs by speculating in lenses. Delmon. ico was offered, a few months ago, ninety thousand dollars advance in his ten years lease of the building corner of Chambers street nnd Broadway, and one hundred thous and dollars premium hns been offered to lluughwsnt fertile twenty years lease of the tore corner of Broadway nnd Broom streets A gentleman leased a stora in Broadway a few weeks since for ten yenrs, nnd was offer. d 35,000 for his bargain on the same day he signed th papers. The occupant of the new store on the corner ot Grand street and Broad way, sold his ten years' lease of the building for nn advance of 820,000 to Sing er, the sewing machine manufacturer. Look out roa Him. The Fincnsile (Va) Democrnt, cautions the public against one Col. J. W. White, a seir-styh-d border ruf flan, who is lecturing through the country on tho affairs of Kansas, and soliciting aid. Col. W. left Fine sslle with the gold chain of gentleman, which he had borrowed, swin dled the state driver, and committed sundry other acts unworthy a gentleman. Gentlemen. The following good one is travelling: "The late Vicar of Sheffield, the Key. Dr, Sutton, once said to the late Mr. Peech, n veterinary surgeon: ".Mr. Peech, how is it mni you have nut called on me for your no countr "Oh," said Mr. Peech. "I never nsk a gcntlemsn for money." "Indeed," snld tho vicar; 'Mhen how do joii get If he don't poy?" "im, repnea air. 1'eech, "aHer a certain time I conclude he is hot a gontlemnn, and then 1 ask him." IW The Dnyton Empire makes a novel and somewhat striking proposition relative to tho comet. It says : "Should the monster come into our do minions, we will, in the spirit of Young America, annex it, nnd do the best we can with it. Should its inhabitants not make food citizens, we can turn them out." THI POST UpaD"'"'""'7.--'-J.-' : -, IltJURT to Cotton. We find the follow ing alarming account of the destruction of the cotton plunt in the Montgomery Mail of last week : Th Cotton Epidemic Th Tap Root Disease. Yesterday we spoke somewhat of the dying out of the cotton plant in all the country from which we had heard. Since that article was written we have met several plnters,nnd we find no exception to the rule. It is a regulnr vegetable epidemic, likely to provv more disastrous to the world than the polatoe rot A short crop this si-nson will be a curse to nil concerned, nnd a short crop we nre bound to have. The only question is ore we to hate sufficient stand with which to make a half crop? Hail nnd freshets have spread devastations in the finest cotton re gions (r Alabama or of the world but hail and freshets nre local ind the injury they in flict cannot compare with the insidious disease of the tap root of the cotton plant a sort of consumption, superinduced by cold and wet, under which the young plant yields up its life with the first few hours of sunshine. Breadstuff's, ns well, are scarce nnd high in all the cotton regions. Will not the planters who are plowing up their frost-bitten cotton, he wise and plant in corn ! What nre we to do, without corn or cotton, we do not see. The Public Lands. The American nnd Whig Convention, recently held nt Nashville, adopted the following resolutions, as so ninny planks in our platform, nnd we nre proud to have the land distribution a leading issus in this contest: Resolved, That all the States of the Union nru entitled to participation in the public bounty; nnd Hint policy of the party in power, by which the public lands are appropriated, in largo quantities, for the benefit of particu lar States, is unjust, unequal and injurious to the old Statcs.nnd ought not to be tolerated. Resolved, That Tennessee, in her insulated position, heretofore omitted among the favor ites in the distribution of the public lands, with her load of deht, incurred fur the devel opment of her resources, has a deep stake in Hint policy which shall do her justice, nnd supply the means of saving her people from taxation. lif That the administration is, nnd hns been for some time, seriously considering the propriety of taking soma measures to open the Nicaragua Transit route is undoubtedly true. If the next nrrival should bring the news of the entire rout nnd defeat of Walker and his forces, look out for a grand cottpoV elat by our government, followed up by a policy that will cause my Lord Pulmerston to shake in his shoes. Since the rejection of the Dallas-Clarendon treaty by Palmerston, the administration hns finally got its eyes open; Gen. Cass is not working fourteen hours a day for nothing. Gullibility or thb Public.-A gentleman, to give a sly hit at the ridiculous pieees of intelligence in the public journals, stated an interesting experiment had just been made, calculated to prove the extraordinary voracity of ducks. Twenty were placed together, nnd one of them having been killed, and cut up into the smullest possible pieces, feathers and till, was thrown to the other nineteen, and most gluttonously gobbled up. Another was then taken from the nineteen, and, being chopped small, like its predecessor, was serv ed up to the eighteen, nnd nt once devoured like the other; and so on to the Inst, who was then placed in the position of having eaten his nineteen companions. This story, pleas antly told, went the rounds of all the journals of Europe. ST Atheism never holds swny over hu man thought, except ns a usurper; nochild of its own succeeding. Error is a convertible term with decay. Falsehood and death are synonyms. Falsehood can gain no perman ent foothold in the immortal soul, for there can be no abiding or real faith', except in that which is eternnlly and universally true. The future of the world will never produce a race of atheists, nnd their casual nppenrnnce is but the evidence of some ill-understood truth nome mistaken direction of the human mind some partiul and imperfect view of creation. Memphis and Charleston Railroad Receipts ron the Month of April. We nre Indebted to Mr. Sam. Tate, President of the Memphis nnd Charleston Railroad Com pany, for a statement of the receipts and earnings of the road for the month of April, the first month the road wns opened through and in actunl operntion from this point to Stevenson, its eastern terminus, a distance of 271 miles. The following is the statement referred to : Receipts from Passengers, $43-6-10 3" Receipts from Freights, 24,579 95 Receipts from Mails, 2,314 58 Receipts from Express, 432 35 Total Receipts, Expenses for the Month, $70,967 18 33.999 01 Net Earnings, $36,9(18 17 By the above it will be sen, that the net earnings of the rend for the first month it wns in actual operation, were nearly thirty-seven thousand dolUrs, a sum mors than double its expenses. Mem. Bulletin. Fourth Congressional Distrjct. Col. W. P. llickcrson, who wns nominated ns the Ameiicnn nnd Whig candidate for Congress in the Fourth District, hns been constrained, from severe indisposition Neuralgia iu the face to decline. ttf A friend or ours is becoming a phil osopher. He sleeps in an alley, nnd performs his toilet at the pump. The monoy market has no terrors for such a man. I-JT The Editor of a French paper, In noticing the cause of Its discontinuance,sars: "Our journal has had but one solitary subscri ber, dealer in groceries, who paid in articles out of the store. For two weeks the two editors of the paper lived exclusively on salt fish and chamigiigne." Iff" The people of Iowa nre to vote in August on the question of allowing colored nier. to vote on the same tortus as other men. DISTRIBUTION. Col. William B. Yancey, a Democrat, and a member of the last Legislature of Virginia, for the county of Rockingham, in response to a call upon him for his opinions on the ques tions of land distribution, thus speaks: "It 'cannot be denied that the great question now before the American people, is the dis position of the public lands. The current of public events has brought the subject before us in a manner which forbids us to question either its paramount importance or the ne cessity of its immediate consideration. The decision must shortly be made, or the ques tion will spredily be decided by the numeri cal strength of the Western Slates, whether the vast domain ceded to the General Gov. eminent for the common good of nil the Stales, shall be voted swny to enrich our Western brethren, whilst, the Atlantic States shall be denied all participation in the bless ings to be derived from the common fund. Surely Virginia, whose devotion to the com mon weal induced her to sacrifice so much of her soil nt the nllar of the Union, should not now, with arms folded, allow this rich trens ure to be diverted from its legitimate object to enrich the yonnuer members pf the con federacy. We know that our shar would, in a great measure, relieve us from the bur dens of s constantly increasing taxation, ens ile us tu complete our internal improvements, and to establish nnd foster a uselul system of common school instruction. There is no question ns to whether the public lands are going in open violation of the letter and spirit of the deed of cession. We have only to decide whether we will have our share. "I nm nwnre that the poik-y of distribution is objected to on the ground that to distribute the public lands would diminish the resources of the General Government, nnd thus compel Congress to increase the duties upon our im ports. The objection is entirely erroneous. The fact that the large donations to the new . . . ... States bring the best lands into competition with the government sales, produces the re sult, that for many years past, the General Government has been a loser by the sales of the public lands. Take, for instance, the year 1851. The official report shows that for I hat year The expenses of the sales by the - Government were $3,513,328 The actual receipts were 1,756,890 Leaving the Treasury minus 1,756,438 "And this loss to the General Government was sustained whilst the States, of Illinois nnd Missouri were making hundreds of miles of railroad with the funds derived from pub. lie lands voted them by Congress. I have no document at hand to show how much the Slnle of Michigan has been benefited by the appropriation of public lands for her use, but the amount is enormous. In fact, every Western Slate is furnished with internal im provements without, comparatively speaking, one cent of expense to its own citizens by this unconstitutional and unjust appropriation Most of us voted for General Cuss for the Presidency, nnd few of us comparatively would have refused to vote for Mr. Douglas had he been nominated for that office; now these statesmen have not hesitated to nsk for and receive lonre donations for their States, "Is it not worse than folly for us to nenlect the opportunity to secure the land benefit for Old Virginia, when the di-eds of cession nnd endorsement of the constitution demonstrate the constitutionality nnd propriety of a distri hution of tliete lands for the benefit of all the Slates. The General Government was the trustee under the deeds of cession by which Virginia ceded away her immense domain of the western territory. I here can be no doulil that Congress is constantly violating that trust by donations of lands granted for the common benefit, to particular States. Pru dence and justice alike dictate a demand that the land should be distributed Tor the use and behoof of nil. "In this state of things I rnnnot hesitate to declare with Jefferson nnd Jackson that the old States are entitled, under the constitution, to their distributive share of the public do main, nnd should I be elected to the Iegisln ture, I will use all honorable endeavors to secure, w hat I deem to be, the rights of our Statu. It may not be improper to and here (he progress of events has divested this kimi ject of a parly bearing. The whole West coming to the halls of Congress presenting an unbroken phalanx, snd Whigs nnd Demo crats nre found chnramg side by side to se core this rich booty. They not only demand n purl of the public land, but threaten in few years to become strong enough to take the whole of the public lands. I, therefore, repudiate it ns a party issue, and plant invsulf upon the position mat n is our ritfin ana our duty to net speedily and vigorously to secure our rights. How America was Peopled. Rev. Dr. Hawks, a learned nnd eloquent scholar, has recently been delivering n seiies of lectures, intended to show that this continent wns peopled hv successive migrations from the Old World ot different eras and by different races. First from the shores of the Mediter ranean, which was the earliest seat of com mercial enterprise, nd the people from w-hich have left their record upon the vast ruins of Yucatan; next from China and Japan to Mexico, Central and South America, and next from Northern Asia, from which the American tribes of Indians enme. These theories nre sustained by remarkable nnnlngies between the languages prevailing in different parts of the Eastern continent with those to be found on this continent. A Theatrical Novelty. A remsrkable application of science to the domestic purpo ses of life, w ill be made in n few days nt one of our most popular theatres. It is intended to lieht mt the innumerable burners belore nnd behind the scenes entirely by electricity. Instead of n dumsv gasman staggering be neath the w eight of a long pole nnd a taper, two wires will lie touched, and instantly every light in Iho house will be illuminated. The effect is in the highest degree startling and beautiful, and the process by which it in produced will doubt.iss come into general use. The lighting of publio buildings, ns nt presentconducted.is n slow and troublesome joh. After the introduction of electricity, it will be chef ted witli the rapidity oi uiovgni. New York Time. frT-So far ns the Bible is concerned sim plicity of interpretation is essentiol to Hint simplicity or nenri wnicn is met" Kr"""u for the "good seed." Fnith iihera nnd ilirs in Hie shodoof aitificiul and labored expla nation. A Williamsburg liquor denier hns a sign out, announcing "Rum, gin, hrnnay, nnd pure spirits for sale nt fifty-rents gallon." Somo enterprising tinman might do a good business by establishing a depot for the man ufucturo of sheet-iron throats next door! - THE STRUGGLE IN VIRGINIA, From the first, we have observed the pro gress of the struggle of the people of Vir ginia for justice at the hands of the General Government, with much interest. Thisstrug. gle is for Virginia'a fair proportion of the public property. It is against the Democra cy, the only impediment in the way of equal justice between all the States. The Richmond Whig is fighting the battle of Virginia aye, of si! the old States of Tennessee with unsurpassed ability. In the name of the ad vocates of the equality of the Stales, in this latitude, we thank the Whig. Its battle, its cause is ours, and though Inst in the conflict, we shall not be the first to retire from it. That paper of the 8th, has the following tri umphant paragraph : "Why, we are actunlly told by a Demo cratic organ here in Virginia that there is nn use, nt this late hour.of pressing the question of distribution, for the reason thai "the day has passed when it could be carried out." Such is the declaration of the Norfolk Argus, and it adds -"Should Virginia endorse the scheme by a unanimous vute, there is not a remote possibility that stiength enough in Cungrcss could be obtained to pass such a measure." Even if this wtre true, does not such a declaration come wi'.h an exceeding bad grace from nn organ of the Democratic party of Virginia? a party whose bigoted actions on this question hns constantly tended to rights in the public domain mors nnd more "remote." every day? If it be now impossible to obtain our share of the putlic lands, why is it impossible? Who has made it so? Who is responsible therefore? Is Knot the Demo cratic party alone And does lot the guilt of the thing rest in an especial manner upon the shoulders of the Virginia Democracy'! I ''""" """ f " our rights Wivs I tia Ilia A rfrilu lol- nive already thus ben saenm-ed, as the Argus contends, the blame attaches to the Democratic parly exclusively. And upon their heads let the thunder bolts of the peo ple's vengeance full." i National Hotel Disease. Tin New Yoik Herald of the 8lh says: "Th Acad emy of Medicine, we think, the other evening gave the quietus to the enormous humbug that the Into National Hotel ot Washington was the result of a dastardly attempt to pois on Mr. Buchanan. The stinking sewers, venting their deadly exhalations into and all over the house, will, or ought to account for the malady nnd solve the mystery to the satisfaction of nil sensible people. That any human being could entertain such 4 di abolical and venomous hatred of Mr. Buch anan ns to risk his death by poison, invo'.v. ing the lives of hundreds of unoffending people men, women and children passes all bounds of credulity. Wheat in Arkansas. The Little Rock Gazette of the 9ihsnys: - v We nre gratified to lenm from several gentlemen from various portions ol the North nod Western- pirtrnftTfts State, that although the hard freeze in April injured the crops of w heat, they believe a full half crou w ill be made. Until that dreadful spell of weather, the prospect never belore was so good for heavy crup. , . Full Representation. At the recent Term of the Circuit Court of Barbour conn ty, Ala., Judge Hale presiding, there were ten persons convicted of Penitentiary often ces; a greater number, we presume, than has ever before been sent, stone time, from nny county in Alabama. If they go on nt that rale, Barbour eounty will soon be considered nn unsafe place for rascals to sojourn in. The Cut Worm. The Memphis Bulle tin of Sunday has (he following: We learned, yesterday, from a gontlemnn from the neighborhood of Raleigh, that the cut-worms were destroying young vegetation generally, and particularly corn and cotton gardens, too, nre sullering very much from the same cause, and it is feared, unless old Sol is less chary of his warmth, that a sec nnd planting of everything will be necessary. To make the matter worse, cotton seed is very scarce, nnd i' second planting is nee cssary, ninny w ill have to curtail their crop. 07-The most fiendish of nil imaginable things is a brutal nnd cruel woman. A step mother of a little girl named Rice, at a plnce known ns Lamsons, on the Oswego Rail road, Inst Saturday morning, because enrag, ed nt the child, caught up a kettle of boil ing hot water and deluged the little one with it, scalding head, face, nnd shoulders horri bly, and causing her hair to como out. i-if steamboat propelled upon a new principle made its appearance upon the Del aware river on Tuesday. Her propeller was driven by nn engine, the power of which was applied direct from the engine to the propeller without the intervention of acrank. The power exerted is said to be more reg ulnr nnd uniform in its motion than thnt of the old lashioned engine. The depnrture o the boat for Washington attracted a crowd of spectators at the wharf, and as she went down the river at the rate of twelve miles nn hour, much excitement wns manifested at her unexpected rate of speed. A gentleman of Philadelphia is stated to be the inventor of this new engino, and, from the interest exhibited by scientific nnd practical mechan ics in her success, it bids fair to create a re volution in the steam engine. Horridlk and Mysterious Murder. A horrible murder was committed near Marl borough, Ky., on the 7lh. The Newburg News says: . Thu body of a fine looking girl, apparent ly about twenty years of age, was found in the plowed field of S. Halsey, Esq., near Marlborough, appearenliy choked to death. nnd dead about twenty four hours. From appearances, she had been murdered In the road and thrown over me fence. 1 he marks upon 'itr presented the spearance of violent death by choking. Her hut was not found, but her other garments were 01 hue texture and elegantly made. She has small feel and hands, Hie latter apparently not used to la bor. As yet the body rotunlns unrecognized. and no cine obtained to the perpetrators. t3f A voting man who has recently ta ken a wife, says he did not find it half so hard to get married as he did to get furni ture. SOWING AND REAPING. I don't believe a word of it! Wonder a minister should preach so ! What right has a man to come out in the pulpit against drinking wine, chewing tobacco, driving hard bargains, nnd making legal speculations in way of trade? I want gospel sermons, noth ing but gospel sermons in the pulpit. Christ said nothing in bis sermons against chiwing, smoking, snuffing, baying and selling tobacco! I think 'tis perfectly ridiculous to desecrate the pulpit in this way I To be sure, Christ said, "blessed are the pure in heart, for they ahsll see God." Now see how our minister "wrests the Scriptures to tho destruction of his church and the di vision of his people. He says a man can not be pure in heart and chew tobacco, because 'tis a filthy, habit, and purity can not dwell with filth. He says, too, 'lis wicked, because tobacco is a poison, and is injuring the physi cal system, and that a man hns no more moral right to commit suicide by inches than he has to cut his throat I Then such a parade as lie makes in the pulpit if one of his church members gets a "little tight" on wine only wine, and every body who is any tiling drinks wine I . If we patronized the low rum groggeries, be might preach about L But I would like to know if a gentleman has not a right to keep a little wine in hia own cellar just to entertain his friends, nnd for his own "often infirmities?" It is certainly nccording to Scripture, and we have the injunction of St. Paul to Timothy, ns a "backer," besides the example of old Noah. Now, if a minister enn not keep these agitating subjects out of the pulpit, 'tis time he was himself put out! , , , I don't believe a word of it! "What a man soweth, that shall he also renp," A pretty text thnt to spin such a horrible yarn from! If Hint's true, there's little more good for me, I imagine, in this world or the world to come! Cheating! He calls every thing cheating that is not "chuck" to the golden rule, and sets God's law, that old-fashioned code given long ago to the Jews, sets, that up for us Americans to live by. Justus if the world had made no progress since tho days of Abra ham ! Just as if we were not capable of making our own laws. What if I did settle my sister's estate, and cheat her, ns our minister calls it, out of $50,. 000 1 Twns nil done legally. Next time I reckon she'll lookout for No. 1. Well, I took the fifty thousand and built this stylish house with it, nnd now I am enjoying the pleasure of trfiiKing a dash ! Il looks likely thnt a man renps as he sows, doesn't it? Why, there's Widow Morgan's farm, I got nil that for Png, and now it brings me in n clean eight hundred every year. Heard the other day that the widow had gone to the poor-house, but thnt was not my fault. Should like to know if a man has not a right to foreclose a mortgage when it best soils his convenince 1 Then there's Tom Tippler's farm it nlso enme into my hands by little nnd little, ns it ran through the spigot into the glass, and down poor Tom's throat; but I was not to blame; if men will drink, who's to blame but themselves If I hnd not sold him liquor, somebody else would, nnd 'twns as fair forme to make money out of him as for anybody else. 'Twns no use in trying to save Tom; fact was, he hnd drank so long he "wasn't worth saving." His wife used to beg me to help her save him, said ho was a fine man and a good husband when sober; but I had plenty of business of my own to attend to, without meddling with her domestic affairs! . Then that speculation on flour wns a snug little stroke of policy ! Now I reckon flour is one of the prettiest things in the market to speculate upon you see the people must have it, chenp or dear. Well, I kept my "eyes peeled" a littlc,sontout an agent and bought it all up in several Slates. Got it home and safely packed nwny, then put an article in the Journal about the scarcity and probable rise of flour. After the people's minds had been drawn to the fact, I stepped over to neighbor Turncoat's, and, asys I, "Turncoat, I wnnt to make a trade With you; just a business trans notion, you know," and gnve him the wink Turncoat isn't nobody's fool. "Well," says he, "glad to accommodate you, name your article nnd price." "Flour," says I, "seventy, five thousand barrels more or less. Are yon ready for a trade?" "Yes," says he. "Well, then, say $8 50 per bbl.I" "Agreed,? says he, Next morning nn article . nppenred in the Journnl announcing the grent sale of flour at nn advance of 60 cents per barrel, and thnt it wns rising rapidly. At noon I slopped over to Turncoat's again, asked if Ite had learned the advance on flour, to which he replied with grin. Soya I, "We must bring it up to eleven dollars before four months; w hat do you any to six per cent, on the profit for the use of yournnme!' "Agreed," says he. "Now," says I, "sell me the 75,000 barrels bock again, and I will pay you nine-nnd n quarter." "Agreed," says he. The Journnl had another notice the next dny of an ad vanced sale, nnd thus we went on in a pru dent, business like way, till in three months flour was up to eleven dollars, and none In the market only whnt Turncont and myself had. As I bought it for six dollars per blil.. I made the snug little sum of three hundred thousand, expenses nut, belore the next crop M. K - II - I J enme oil. new cnu mm a siross 01 Cosi ness. Suppose our minister wouldn't ap prove of it, though. He says honesty is the best policy, but we business men know bet ter. There is no policy at all in honesty, nnd a man would starve to death If he should undertake to live honestly, 1 hus soliloquized old Judge Hard fist. The anmmer ended, the harvest came. His aons filled drunkards' graves, his ill gotten gains nil went In a rail road speculation, the old Judge became in sane, went to a lunntie asylum to recover from inssnity to idinlcy. is now and ever will be an idiot, nnd is supported by a Catholic nunnery. "What a man soweth, thnt (hall be alao reap." Lift Illustrated. 1 The Sad Story or am Errino Youno Man. We have already mentioned the su icide of young man named Poindcxler, for merly of Lexington. From Capt. Sullivan, of the Statesman, off which steamer the un fortunate victim of intemperance leapt to find a grave for all his errors beneath the placid Ohio, the Journal learns that Poin dexter called him aside on the guards of the boat, placed a ring and note in his hand, went aft and immediately disappeared over board. The following is the note: Farewell, futher and mother, lirnth mA aister, I nm tired of my lire. Benjamin Franklin Weigert, the penitentiary thief from Lexington, Ky., is the cnuse of this. Good bye, my friends. A. N. Poindexter, exmgton, Ky. My vo tin (rest brother beware of kH ',. psny nnd the bottle. We have scarcely ever seen nnythlr.ir of more touching simplicity. Il is the dvinr? wail of a broken heart the Inst pulse of Mattered manhood solemn words of warn ing from the very portal of the tomb the "good bye" of an affectionate child to par ents who hnd nestled his infancy nnd nurtur ed his boy-hood, and hoped grent and noble things of his manly contest iu the batte of life. . The Scarlet Fever. The following remedy for the scarlet fever is recommended by Dr. Lindsley, of Wushmgton.ns the treat ment which has been resorted to with irreat success iy Dr. Schneeman, physician to the King of Hanover. From the first day of the illness, and as soon os we nre certain of its nature, the pa tient must be rubbed morning and evening, over tho whole body with a piece of bacon, in such a manner thai, with the exception of the head, a covering of fal is everywhere ap plied. In order to make this rubbing in somewhat easier, it is best to lake a pieae of bacon . the size of the hand, Hint we may have n firm grasp. On the eoft side of this piece slits nre to be made in order to nllow the oozing out of the fat The rubbing must be thoroughly performed nnd not too quickly, in order that the skin may be reg ularly saturated with the fnU The beneficial results of thu application nre soon obvious: with a rapidity bordering on magic, nil, even Ihe most-painful symptoms of the disease are allayed; quint sleep, good humor, and the appetite return, nnd there remains only the impatience to quit the sick room. How to Jump off the Cars. Unless you intend suicide, don't jump from the cars when in motion; but ifyou think you must, nnd won't be persuaded to behave like a sensible man, this is probably the way to do it; Jump sidewise as high, ns you can, and when in the air screw your legs up and bend the head forward. Yon will strike the ground with that part of the body that is or should be cushioned by nature for the pur pose, nnd you will roll swny from the train in the manner of a wheel. . Hands, to avoid the scratches, hnd better be in trousers pock ets. If you survivu the operation, you w ill feel better, it is quite likely, than ifyou had blundered offwithoi't regard to the rules of science, and broken your neck or cracked the dome of thought. Oue experiment will probably satisfy you as to the convenience nnd comfort of this method of getting off the curs. Springfield Republican. Thr "Railway King" in Parliament. George Hudson, whom Punch, in 1847, christened the "Rnilwny King." and who, it is said, owes 1 00,000, has been re-elected member of Parliament for Sunderland thus setting the bailiffs at defiance, lor nccording to law, nn M. P. is not liable to nrrest fur debt. Douglas Jorrold has written n savage article on the subject, in which he declares that the House of Commons is thus made n houso of rufuge for the knave, the trickster, nnd the charlatan, nnd urges n reform so as to place members of Parliament on the samu footing us honest men. . . An Appropriate Simile. The merchant who does not advertise liberally in the news papers, has been very iippropriiitt ly compared lo a man who has a lantern, but is too stingy to buy a candle. Cincinnati Whiskey Market. During the Inst ten days the .Cincinnati market tor whiskey has been greatly excited, nnd prices hnve advanced fully thirty per cent. . Ir, con sequence, it is alleged, of the present nnd prospective scarcity of grain, and the moi tidi ly nmong hogs, which heretofore yielded a very considerable portion ol the profits arising from the distilling business. hise in kkal f.sTATK. Some yenrs ngo Henry May purchased some land lour luili-s from St. Louis, known as the "old orchard tract," for sixty dollars an arpent (the nrpeiit is 85-HI0 of an acre.) It descended lo his son Jus. B Clay, and the other day, 45 nrpents were sold at auction for $1000 per arpent. A large quantity yet remains to he sold. 00 much lor railroads nnd public spirit. ' A Warning. The Atlanta Courier warns the public against the eating, ns greens, the tops of the pie plant or rhubarb. Within the last few days a number of instances have occured In which their use has severely pois oned muse w no eni 01 mem. 1 lie symp toms were violent purging and vomiting. iHgTTlie German newspapers in tho Uni ted Slates are said U number 260, which is ten times as many as there aro printed in all Germany. Lecompton, K. 'l May. A nolle prose qui in all treason eases wns entered by the advice of secretary Stanton. The usurps lion of office cases will probably be treated in the same way. Missionary WANTED.The Louins (Aln.) Eagle says, n good shoemaker is budly need ed in Ihe village. Here is a good chance for some enterprising son of Crispin, who is on his last less in some other locality, to "slick down his pegs" in quarters where he ran benefit the soles and ante a good bus iness for himself, nnd in Ihe end, trax rich. liristl up, St. Crispin, nnd g in nnd win. Who'll go? Don't awl speak nt once. Hioh Priced Shawls. A shawl wns lately sold in Philadelphia for one thousand four hundred nnd twenty-five dollars. In the snmo city women tnnkv shirts for six cents each. Thus foolish extravagance and suffering females go hand in hnnd. MT" Every wooden leg that takes the plnce of a leg lust ia battle is slump speech against war. , , , . Yearly Food yob Ose Mar. From th army nnd navy diet scales of France and England, which of course are based npon the recognized necessities of large numbers of men in active life, it Is inferred that about two and one-fourth pounda avoirdupois of dry food per day are required for each indi vidual; of this about three-fourths are veget able, and the rest animal. At the close of an entire yenr the amount ia upwards of 800 lbs. Enumerating under the title of water ail the various drinks coffee, tea, alcohol, wine, 4c.--its estimated quantity is sbont 1500 pounds per annum. That for the air received by breathing may be taken at 600 pounds. With these figures before us, says Jhe Medical world, we are able to see how ' the case stands. The food, water and air which a man receives amount in the aggre gate to more than 3,000 pounds a year that is, to about a ton and a - half, or more than twenty times his weight This enormous quantity may veil attract our attention to the expenditure of tnawrial required for sup porting life. A living being , the result and representation of change on a prodigious ' scale, A Valid Reason. The building committ of s church called upon n wealthy member of a congregation, soliciting a subscription towards a new house of worship. The sum ha subscribed disappointed them, nnd they told him so, at the same time intimating that Mr. Jinks had given double the amount, "So ho should," said the wily gentleman; "he goes to church twice as much as I do." tr?" Dr. Hays, in his lecture, mentioned ' having seen un iceberg which contained 435,- 000,000 pounds of ice more than is used Iu one year by the civilized- world. Old Bachelors. Miss Tucker says it's ,i with old bachelors as with old wood it in hard to get them stortvd; but when they do ' take flame they burn prodigiously. True. Show us a newspaper whose col- ' umns nre at nil times crowded with now d- ' vcrtisements, ond we will show you a com munity alive with business nnd enterprise. A man thnt stnuds still in these latter days, ' will in a ahort time find himself behind his competitor. ft One of the Chinese boys, who is lenrning English, in a missionary school, enme a cross the passage In his Testament, "We hnve piped unto you, and ye hnve not danced," nnd rendered it thus: We hnve 'toot, 'toot, to you, w hat's the matter you no jump?" . The Jew ish Chronicle mentions thst n curious branch of business hns been estab lished at Lyons. It appears that an associa tion of howlers has been formed, which enga ges to supply to funerals a number of piofes hipnal weepers, nt the thnrgo of five franca each.' They have adopted a peculinrrostume, . and follow the hearse weeping and sobbing. ' A wealthy merchnnt of Michigan avenue,' Chicago, was holding a brilliant party in his parlors on Sutnrday evening, and dancing was kept up until 13 o'clock, or thereabouts, when the festivities were suddenly interrupt ed by n policeman, who proclaimed in sten torian tones Hint the revellers ninst clear out and go l-oiiie. Remonstrance was in vain; ti.e officer wns firm, and the beaux and belles had to be off. tif The Democracy of Shelby county have nominated Judges VV. C, Dunlnp and E. W. M. King, as candidates fur the Legis lature. HFDrop by drop falls into the clear well-spring of our youth the l itter water of experience, and there ia no filter (his side the grnve that can restore its original parity.. l-JT Sterne says somewhere, "The grand error of life is, we look loo far; we senle Ihe heavens we dig down to the centre of the earth for systems and we forget ourselves. Truth lies before us; It is in the highway path, and the ploughman trends on il with clotted shoes." fSf" In contests nmong men Ihe party doing the most wrong, is commonly harder to be reconciled Ihnn he who has suffered most wrong. The reason is, he has s quar rel wild himself, which makes him doubly irritable. ' tCJ Senator Butler of South Carotins is reported tu be at the point of death. . Poverty is sometimes nn inconve nience, but nn empty purse is far preferable to au empty heart. Ambiguous. The Danville Register says: "A bachelor friend of ours, who dwells in this goodly town of Danville, is of opinion, upon muture reflection, that molluscs and su gar are not Ihe only sweet things that are hooped up now-s-doys. Whnt upon earth can this bachelor allude to? Can anybody tell? - Hay. The St. Louis Intelligencer of a recent date, notices the arrival in that city di rect from Charleston, of one hundred and thirty bales of liny, which was sold at a pro fit to the owner. It was carried over the Memphis and Charleston railroad, making tho journey from Chnrleston to St. Louis in six days. The Intelligencer says Dial Ihe com pletion of the railroad hns inaugurated a heavy trade between thnt city nnd the south ern Atlantic cities. Shot Herself. A young Imly shot her- ' self near Pontine, Michigan, having ron awny from her wealthy parenta in Canada, because they were trying to Compel her to marry an old man whom ahe tinted. The ball entered near the pit of the stomach and she was In t very critical condition. . . Svs-TAX -A far-seeing teetotaller, belnr askrd the meaning of syntax, wittily replied, "the tax one has to pay for getting drunk."