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! ATHENS PROPRIETOR. s.r la advanoe, or IS at f rfl i m year, r ti . 'T-i ration ol t J' n,n " arrearages ara t),c P' " . .,,.! ,. Publish.. rl. di tlic oprVndidates for offict 3. Cash, P Announcing oamaU lines, charfe. .1 Uier(uUr J5S "'"tanned " promot. th prtrat. A"omaniO'!fnJt'0ii.. Bartow., Mbooi .r and a intf - -- wOvllttialS. - " , FOU GOVERNOR, -J3HT TTATTON, FOR CONGRESS, OL. WILLI 4 n IILISKLLL, or osao ooosyt. ATIIK.S,I UIIA,jr.K If, 1857. MT We ara aulliarfud la announce Dr. N. PEN ' DKlt'lHAeS at a candidalr tonprncnl Mela, Me V inn and Pilk counties, la papular brands of ti. luxt -lata LefUUature. . " XW fTa an authnrliet anleqaited ts announce tilt name or lol. A. j. uunnus aa a caniituaie 10 rep resent McNInn count la the lower branch of the next Legislature. (IT Wt ara anthorlted an1 rtanested to announca the name of J O.HI All I. WUIOIIT, aa a candidate for Senator, from the Dietrlct eotnpoaed of the counties of Monroe, Mollon, Meigs and Polk. ' XW We are authnrlted and requested to annonnca JOHN II. DOBSON, of Polk, at a candidate for Joint Seprraeutallre fur Meigt, McMlna and Polk. ' tW" We are authoriied and reqneated to announce JO. K. WAHK an Independent candidate for Joint Hepreaentauve from tut countwa oi 1'olk, Meigs ani Mcaunn. Special Term- A special term of the Chancery Court will be held at Maryville, commencing the 1st Monday of July. Candidates for Governor. The cmdi .dates for Governor will address tho people of MuMinn county, at Athena, on Saturday the UOlh. Let there be a full turn out of both parties to hear the respective champions. Fla The dwelling1 house occupied by Wni. Rudd, in tho neighborhood of this place,, was destroyed by fire on Saturday night last. The property wng owned by John Adair. Fire supposed to be accidcntul. . Odd Fellows Fimalb Collige. We learn that the Methodist denomination have pur chased the building erected for the Odd Fel lows Female College at this place, and will at once proceed to have it completed, pre pnratory to opening a first class Female Sahool, Attention! Our subscriber at Denton, Polk county, complain that they do not re ceive! their papers until Monday after publi cation. Dy the Dew scheilule the mail train South passes here about 11 o'clock, morning, and arrives at Cleveland at 12. The mail for Bunton, Hiwassee Copper Mines,and that 'direction, leaves Cleveland fit nn early hour . three times a week Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridayswhich cuts our Benton sub scribers ofT from receiving their papers on Friday, as heretofore., There is a nmjl from Charleston to Benton every Saturday morn. inS' that route we have directed our Benton packets for the last two or three weeks. The reason why they have not been o sent we are unable to explain. They will ' take that route hereafter, we presume. The attcution of route agents and of the post master at Charleston is invited to the subject. " The Constitution on Internal Improve ments and the Public Landi.'' Under this j caption we publish nn article, in another col umn, from the Nashville Patriot, to which we would like to Invite the attention of that portion of our democratic friends who have been taught to believe that to distribute the public lands, or their proceeds, equitably ' giving to the old States, as well as the new, their proportionate slutre would be viola tive of the Constitution. The subject is one in which Tennessee has a deep and vital in terest, and the people of all parties should investigate and give it more than ordinary consideration. It hat been, and still is tho policy of the leaders of the Democracy, while donating millions of ncres of the public do main to the new Stiites, to deny to the older members of tho Confederacy the constitu tional right to a distributive share. But the time has arrived for the explosion of this fallacy the older and better democracy did not regard it as a violation of the Conslilu tion lo do equal and even justice between all the Stales, and we much mistake the temper mid sentiment of the people of Tennessee if they do not insist upon a return to the terms oLu fair and eauitiible distribution w contemplated by the framers of our present ' State Constitution, many of whom were at the time of its adoption and still are proiui nont members of the democintio party,' The T question is one in which every citizen of the .-,.' . im J J i L Otaio is niiKe oeepiy mieresiea, ana in sucn n case party ties should be as powerless to bir.d as wisps of straw. We again invite At tention to the article from the Patriot, on-the next column. T We give place in another part of this papor, to a communication in reply to an ur ticle in the last Cleveland Banner. We know nothing of tho difficulties and dissensions in the democratic party, and have no sympathy with them. As respects the candidates fur Floater, we know them nir pretty well, and liuva always tinderslood the whole of them to be born nnd bred democrats, dved in the wool and double-struck in the wove at ' least it is . not within our knowledge that cither of them has ever been guilty of acting with his political opponents, or that they were capable of evincing so much patriotism. As to the chnrgo that the "know nothings" havo been triggering to bring such notable specimens of locofocohim on the truck, the idea Is too absurd to find lodgement anywhere except In the head of one whose mind has become impaired in dwelling too studiously upon the imaginary beauties and virtues of modorn democracy. We think, however, that ti A 1 1 r.. ........ i ; ' : .. j . : 1 1 4111,1-Ullii-Hll"ll ttllirnUCU III Wllllb Will prove a profitless work the clique which de. foated the Polk county candidate two years ago has determined who shall be the Joint Representative, and any effort to counteract thoir edict will mere than likely prove una vailing. For ourself. we have no choice be tween the gentlemen they are all members of the same political household, all baptised at the same Impure fount, and, as our friend Simeon Barrett once pertinently remarked on seeing two iocofocoi throw off their coats, draw their knives and pitch into each other in a manner that threatened bloodshed, "we tlonl rare s dn which whips." . Dkath. Mnj. Jso. Moss died at hit resi dence, in the vicinity of Athena, on Sunday DJoruMig last, In the 73d year of his age. THE CONSTITUTION ON INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS AND THE PUBLIC lands. The Convention which framed the Onsti. totion of Tennessee, rons'iett-d, perhaps, of ss able men, as could be four.d in the State, at that time. It was, probably about equally divided, between democrats and whigs. But when they met for the serious purpose of framing a chart by which the destinies of the State were to be guidud.they wisely laid aside whatever of partiz.in feeling had impelled them to differences and conflicts of opinion, in the ordinary pursuit of politics, and united on the broad platform of honest and conscien tious statesmen, with the best interest of the State in the r heads, and the high impulses of patriotism animating their hearts. It is to such sources, turning snide from the parching wastes of merely partican warfare, w hich is, for the good of the country, too often selfish sod dishonest, that the people look for the principles and precepts, which they may ex pect to lead them into the path of duty and safety. We, therefore, turn to our State constitution, tbjs morning, and present our readers with a couple of extracts from that sacred instrument, embodying t he vie ws of its wise snd conservative framers, upon the two subjects of internal improvement and the public lands, which are now, at this moment so properly absorbing the attention of our people. These men, as if gifted with a pre science of the very state of things, which we now behold surrounding as, took occasion, and felt it incumbent upon them to make the following pressing declaration; which may be found in Art. 11, See. 9, Stale Constitution: MA well regulated system of internal im prnvenient is calculated to developo the re sources of the State, and promote the Inpiu' ness and prosperity ot her citizen; therefore it ought to be encouraged by the General Assembly. In the same Article, Sec. 10, while exhibit ing a high nnd full appreciation of the deep importance of promoting the virtue and in telligence of the people, by providing a com mon school fund, to be forever devoted to the common use and benefit of the people, and linking the necessities of internal improve ment and the general diffusion of knowledge together, the following significant reference to the public lands occurs: "Provided, That if at any limo hereafter, a division of the public lands of the United State, or of the money arising from the sale of such lands, shall be made among the indi vidual States, the purl of such lands, nr money. coming to mis Male, Khali be devoted to the purposes of education nnd internal improve ment; and shall neier be applied to any other purpose. ' ... It is never the part of statesmen to provide against contingencies violative of the consti tution, except to visit such violation with its appropriate correction. Here wo have, both whigs snd democrats, acting under the most solemn sanctions, recognising the constitu tionality ofdistributing the public lunds them. selves or their proceeds, among the States, by providing a specific disposition of Tennessee's share, if such distribution or division should take place. By the strongest implication, they endorse the principle, but leave the expedi ency of the measure to the judgment of the people.' We earnestly nnd respectfully pro pound these facts to the people of Tennessee, irrespective of party, snd ask their unbiassed attention to the subject. Do you helieveyour constitution is right? Do you believe those men, to whom you committed the high trust of moulding your institutions, were false and treacherous to you, deliberate violators of the paramount constitution of the Union! Has our Republic come to that era in its history, when to do justice nnd secure general and special equality among the States, is a crime ngninit the constitution, or a measure of doubtful expediency? What would the peo ple think, if the government were about to be re-organized, nnd a provision should be in enrporated or the principle distinctly announc ed, that we will build railroad, erect schools, and cherish the prosperity of Iowa with our means, but we cannot tolerate such a course toward Tennessee ? Would Tennessee enter into such a compact ? And what but this, is the doctrine avowed by the so-called demo cracy of Tennessee, nnd of other States of the South t It is vain to put these questions to tho presses nnd speakers of the shnm demo cracy, with a hope of obtaining a categorical answer. They'cnnnot and will not answer them. They attempt to paliate the outrage, and to exeuse the wrong, which their own issue creates, by such miserable claptrap as "exploded doctrines," "corrupting the people with their own money," etc. And so we beg leave to put these questions directly lo the people. We nsk our friends, throughout the State, to put them to the people, and to keep them constantly before the popular mind, thnt they may bo properly answered in August next. We nro prntilied to learn thnt Dan C. Trkwhitt, Esq., of Hamilton, has been nominnted by the Whigs and Americans for the Stale Finale in the district composed of the counties of Rhen, Bledsoe, Marion, Brad ley, and Hamilton; and that he accepts the nomination. A dispatch from Memphis, dated the 26!h, says that the crops in Tennessee are all dying for want of rain. We find the above in a Georgin paper. The despatch from Memphis is wrong. In this section at least, there tins not been in the Inst six weeks nn interval ol four days without rain. 1'he wheat never looked bet. ter or promised a heavier yield, while the fa. vorable season is pushing up oats and corn rapidly. The wheat harvest will probably commence some eight or ten days later thnn usual, and, may possibly bo attacked with rust; but if it escape that contingency, it will tax the energies of tho farmers to gather the crop. JEthk Insurance Company. An adver tisement for this long-established Insurance Company will be found in our column to day, and to which attention it invited. The Minn wat established in 1819, has a Cash Capital of Fit Hundred Thousand Dollars, with assets amounting to over On Million, and property holders, both in town and the country, would do well to avail themselves of the opportunity offered to Insure against loss by fire and otherwise. G. W. ttoss is the agent of the Company at this place. IW Several coiuuiuuiculiuna in too late for this week, HARD TIMES AHEAD.' The New York Herald sounds the alaim- note of an impending crash. The data upon which the Herald founds its belief is stated in the following article: Day by day the sk'ns are thickening; around us of an imoendin? crash, financial and commercial, which will shske the coun try from its centre lo its circumference like nn earthquake. Among other things, we perceive that owing to the increased prices ol provisions, nnd especially of suar and lea, our principal hotels are about ruining their standard charge from two dollar and fifty cents to three dollars a day; and that iu our restaurants and eatinff saloons a corre ponding increase of prices may be expected. At mo same time we are informed that in Michigan (and in other places the hist we should think of) the people are starving for luck of bread. At the S'ime time a spirit of land speculation, amounting to a mnrus multicaulia or South Sea buhhle, has seized hold of the people of the Went, und they are all in for it, up to their necks. At the same time an ni'.refrate of perhaps not less than ten million of dollars is involved in the building, at this moment, of splendid churches, stores and residences in this city; and how many millions during- the summer win be expended in Paris furniture, finery, and bijouterie, and European excursions, it is im possible lo conjecture. . Let it suffice that in ail these, nnd in vari ous other signs of these ominious times, we have the same symptoms, only on a much grander scale, of an impending crash, nn were furnished in the warnings of 1836 of the ter rible revulsion nnd bankruptcy, and demoral ization, misery nnd ruin of 1837. It was the bank inflation and paper currency svulein of the former period, nnd the wild and reckless moonshine speculations nnd extravagances wb'ch Ibis system engendered that worked out the grand collapse of 1837. This time the gold or Laliforinn nnd Australia, and the Innd nnd railroad, commercial, bank ' nnd credit adventurers of all kinds, will assuredly do the same thing, in proportion to the tre mendous stakes involved. Pay day must come. It must come, nn ;n 1837, with tho general crash. " It will come to hundreds snd thousands when least prepared for it. Pru dent men will take in sail and keep near shore. It is a tornado that is irutherinir in the horizon, Is the American Vartv Dead. It has been proclaimed from Maine to the Inst Sonlhern inch of American soil, that the Amer ican party is dead. It was nothing that at the last election it voted nearly one million of votes nothing that this million was the mightiest million on this continent mighty in character, intelligence, patriotism, and pure lote of American principles it was still proclaimed that such a parly was dead. Had it been a conglomerate of native Igno rance, demngogeism nnd roreignrnm in its worst form, contending only for the honois nnd the revenues of this Government, nnd held together by no stronger bond of identi ty, such a proclamation might have been made with nil truth. . But the fact was oth erwise, J l was, nnd is, composed or very different material material that masses it sell and confronts nnd combats every other co'ubinntion of politicians, only fot the good of the Government, good of the people, nnd good of the world. We insist thnt such a body of men, organized upon such princi ples, cannot be conquered cannot die a political death. Memyhit Eogle and Lhq. Armt Worm. We have seen a letter from a gentleman of Jefferson county which says: "J he army worm has made its appear ance in ,.ua see.nou una inreaiens lo ochtrpv me crop. t e nave uiso iearne.ii mat tne worm has made its appearance on the ni en ow lands along the streams south of the Holston, and is proving very destructive to the grass. We are indebted to Dr. Richard O. Curry, for his work giving a sketch of the Geography of Tennessee, embracing s de scription f its minerals nnd ores, their va riety and quality, modes of assaying and value, with n description of its soil nnd pro ductiveness. With the pamphlet is a geo graphical map of the State, prepared with reference to the development of the mineral nnd ngricuturnl resources of the State. The work is of a highly useful character, and should be in the hands of every one. (r The accounts by the last steamer rep. resent the growing grain crops in France as magnificent. Wheat nnd Flour wore declin ing in nearly all the. French markets. , The Shoe Business. The N'ewburyport (Mass.) Herald says: The shoe business continues in a more de pressed stnto thnn nt nny time before for twenty years. Leather has fallen considera bly, and labor greatly;, yet many workmen are out of employ, and the manufacturers, with little demands nnd falling price for their goods, would not care to increase their busi ness, even if the stock could be worked for nothing. It is melancholy to o into one of our shoe towns now, and mark the difference thnt a twelve mouth has brought to them." Dangerous Counterfeit. The Louis- ville Courier of Thursday last says: We ssw yesterday n counterfeit $5 note on the Union Bank of Tennessee, which is well calculated to deceive tho hest judges. It is photographed. We understand a num ber have been placed in circulation in this city, nnd it will be well for the public to be on their guard." Fkf.f. Banks, The last Legislature passed a law, requiring nil Free Banks in Tennessen to keep the bonds, deposited by them as. se curity for their circulating notes, at pnr. In consequence of the recent declino in the Ten nessen bonds nt New York, tho Comptroller of the State has called upon the Free Bunks for an additional deposit of ten per cent., which call has already been responded to by the Bank of Nashville nnd the Northern Bank of Tennessee, at Clnrksvllle, the former having deposited lifluen thousand dollars, nnd the hitter seven thousand dollars, additional of Tennessee bonds, the respective amounts' being in proportion to the circulation of each Bank. We presume the other Free Banks in the Stnte will promptly respond. Nashville Danner. Eighth District. Win. A. Quarles,Esq., of Clnrksville, has been nominated ns the Democratic candidate for Congress in the 8th District. , . . ' i . ISf It is stated in a Nashville paper that the curtailment of circulation by the Banks of this State, during the last ninety days, is two million of dollars. '' '' lJ32r' We acknowledge the present of a basket of large and excellent Radishes, from the garden of Dr. Atlee From Utah. By late advices It seems that Brigham Young Is besieged in his own house by a portion of the Saints, who have dissented from the true faith and threaten to immolate the Prophet in the castle of his abominations. Tot Pet. I Bkstok, Polk ej., T.nn, June 8. '67. Jr. Editor In tb lasjCkveland Banner I see an editorial inreply lo ley letter to you, in which the editor hys, flV tee that Know Kothingistn has erlmiercid its work of ealumny upon the ninii for Joint Repre sentative in that dlri-"'' No", I under stand thnt "caluninjl qeans personal abuse, and I said nothing agiiat Mr. Dobson's char acter, but oil I said Jbnit Democrat ie oppo sition to the nomine was true, and I can prove it by good Jeinocrats. The editor charges that I publiLl whav "I knew to be false," and that my (l.ject is to make the Democracy ofMeigland McMinn believe that bob son is unpoulnr at home, and will not get the vote of l pnrty." And he then remarks: "This is tirue, because when we were at Polk w tool it upon ourselves to make inquiry in regrr) to this, and we did not find 'on DeinoeA' that was opposed to biro I" I pronouncelii assertion untrue. If the editor of the nner made any enqui ry at all, I know thai he learned that there were a large numberbf Democrats opposed to the nominee. Iu ojer to test which has lied, the editor of til Banner or myself, I make him this propoAioo : Let him call on E. II. Dunn, J. II. Alander, James MoKamy and Harvey Fry, all eminent and responsi ble Democrats, to ay ter their proper signa tures through the demand Banner, whether there is DemocratioWosition to "the nomi nee" in Polk or not.V dare him to make the tall I ' i Towards the concltipn of his article, the editor advises the Kofcr Nothings to "do one good act in their livefjand that they can do by voting for some gjuil Democrat for the position in question. 1 1 his clearly implies that Dr.Pcndergras is bt a"good Democrat," and this ehsrge has leen openly made by the friends of the nomaee. The same caucus clique that charges tlit Dr. Pendergrnps is not a "good Democrat' also charged thnt E. II. Dunn was not a "god Democrat!" Why did they make this fill and unjust charge against Mr. Dunn t Siiply because he was the first choice of Poll county for Floater, and fearing that he njght be persuaded t- accept the nomination they called in ques tion his Democracy, anl basely charged that he was under the infiuaice of Dr. Alexander, all done for thf expYesi purpose of breaking down Mr. Dunn, and uilding up John II. Dohson on his ruins I The editor of the Bajner concludes bis ar ticle with' the followliff sentence: "Know Nothings are like pole nts, and the farther a decent man keeps from hem, the better it is for him." I know but ittle of Know Noth ingism, but if possessinj all the offensive pectf liaritifs of pole cats c nstitutes n genuine Know Nothing, then thi editor of the Banner would have been, by universal acclamation, elected the first PreeiJwt of the first Grand Council in the Union I I I AxTT-CoNVXNtTOX. An Unhealthy Couitky. Cnpt. Isaac J. Allen, of the brig Chlnchili, who reached Baltimore last week, speaks rather discnur ngeingly of the climate in the Isthmus o I Pa nama. He confirms by the most henrt-rend-inrjr details the immense sacrifice of life in building the Punnma Rail Road. At least 25,000 bodies lie blenching beneath the sands of its track, nnd of the hole number originally employed in its construction but iui:cidu in comiii nnuuUu less healthy, fie states moreover, says the Clipper, that gold is more plentiful in the vicinity than in California, but not looked up by renson of the prevailing fevers. One firm, however, are operating nt the Norris (lo gins, w hose monthly receipts nre about $18, 000. The Indians also nre very treacherous und slow to act as guides to the most favor ed localities. Walker in New Ukleass. The Pica yune of the 291 li says: The city this morning is full of Walker nnd Nicaragua; and scarcely anything else is talked about. Kvery body is reading or has rend the news, and is speculating on the end tor the present of the war in Nicaragua. The booksellers have been exhuming dusty biographies written a twelvemonth ao of Gen. Walker, and Harper's Weekly, with the likeness of the General, is in nil the book khopwindnws. The oration given last eve ping by our citizens to Walker and his cnl lant companions wus a spontaneous, and at thesametimea most flittering, tribute to these brave men. Defeated though they be, their friends have not lost their confidence in them or their cause. Gen. Walker, w e learn, will remain but a favriay in our city. The following model letter was ' received by the President n few days since:' Crawfod County, Mo., April 30 1.857. Mr. Buchanan Dear Sir: Mr. is the Postinnstur at this place, und he has gone out West, and has been gone for three or four weeks, and ho hat no deputy here, but I have been opening the mails nnd attending to it since he has been gone, as he. left the key with me, and the Postmaster told me that I must m.ikn n report nt the er.d of ev ery month, and did not tell me who I wns to write to, but I suppose it is to you we should in iko our reports, us we are all citizens of the Government of which you are now President. If you are not the right one to receive the report please drop me a few lines, letting me know who I am to report to, and I will write again. Report at the End ot Afiiil. The weather is cold for the season Provisions scarco and very high but notwithstanding all thn. we have regular mails once a week, good houlth, and the people of this country nre universally pleased with your Adminis tration; this is all I know that would inter est you; if there is anything omitted in my last report please let me know. My best re spects to you and Mrs. Buchanan. Fifth Cokuressional District. Tho democrats of the Fifth District madu a farci cal attempt at a Convention on Saturday lo nominate a candidate for Congress. A funny correspondent adds ill his postscript that "there were tiro delegates from Wilson, one from Sumner, and none, T think, from Wil liamson." Jo, C. Guild was tho nominee. We hopes his friends will take nioro pains to vote for him than they did to nominate him. Nashville Banner, : ' Accommodating, The people of Bnyou Sarn aro a "model people. They carry out the christian doctrine of "entertaining strang ers," to the Very letter, as the following no tice which oecuple a conspicuous plnre in the hotel of that city will prove: "We keep no books at this hotel. If a traveler has no money, we will give him lodging and break fast in the morning, and tell him w here the next hotel Is." ' FF The Nashville Patriot threaten to ruin the Union and American's character for reliability. If the Patriot will Jvist hold still a abort time his demooratio cotcmporary will relieve him of the trouble. EXTRAORDINARY SPIRITUAL MANI FESTATIONS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS. A correspondent of the Du Quoin Mining Journal, vouched for by the editor as ' a man of truth under ordinary circumstances," gives the follnwing'accouut of some very singular manifestations near that place, of which he says he was an eye-witness : About the middle af the month of Mareh last, after I had retired to bed fur the night, avid was thinking of my plans for the next day, I heard a loud knocking upon the door, and openini! it fnuod my nearest neighbor, Mr. I, swailinir me. He was trembling from head to foot, at which I was greatly surprised ns the night was quite warm, considering the time of year. "For God's sake, come to my hours immediately. Salan or some of his crew have taken possession of the premises and are plavini; the d 1 generally 1" lie would give nte no time to k questions, but was exceedingly anxious I should accom pany him. I hail scarcely got my clothes on until he took me by the arm and hurried me along towards hit residence. He entered the main room o( the building, closely followed by myself. There the most wonderful sight I ever beheld presented themselves to my view. Mr I. V wife and two eldest dauiih tert srere huddled up in one corner of the room, snd each waithe personification of ter ror. They were clinging to each other and sobbing violently. Near the fire-place wat the youngest daughter, a very pretty girl, moving round in a kind of waltz like dance, with arms in a horizontal position, seemingly paralyzed, and humming a singular nir. Stranger than all, overy piece of furniture in the room was keeping perfect time with the movements of the Hrl, and a clock on the mantle-piece had etnsed rnrnine, but a con tinuous stream of smnds rung from its bell, and added greatlv to the confusion then prevalent. A square table cut up the queer est antics of anything in the room. Firs', it would tip forward on the two front legs, then on the t Wo hinder ones, and lastly spin around on one leg like a top, and nirnin tip buekwaid and forwards. A fire shovel was dancing on the hearth, the wood wat rolling about nnd pots and skillets made an ontld'.idiidi racket. Suddenly the young girl ceased her waltz ing, stood like a statue and instantaneous ly every article of furniture set t led into their accustomed places. The lighted candle, which was standing on the mntille-piece was suddenly extinguished, ns if by an invisible person. The tire upon the hearth wat quite low, and gave A veiy faint light. Immedi ately after the extinguishment of the candle, a green light, interspersed with orange color ed rays, seemed to envelop the upper portion of the young girl's body, giving her a super natural appearance, nnd the mint melodious son mis followed, resembling the manic of the R'olinn harps, appearing to be nround, below and above the occupants of the room. This lnsted about five minutes, when the music ceased 'and the green liiht disappeared; but, as if by inairjc, the candle on the mantle piece wns aitain ignited, nnd the cii l fell insensible to the floor. Some two hours elapsed before she fully recovered from her trance likesleep; but every vesti.s of the siniriilnr performance in whiah she had participated had escaped her memory. Almost ni.htly since, spiritual demonstrations have occurred nt my neich bor't house, yet differing iu many respects from those witnessed hv me. Slavery in the Presbyterian Church. The Report on Slavery presented in the New School Assembly nt Cleveland, on Mon day, states that 27 memorial on tho subject of Slavery were handed to the Committee, of w -Inch number 1 1 ranie from Ohio and 3 from New York. The report is signed by Rev. Drs. Allen, Wallace, Ruri-hard and Cleland. and Messrs. Grixwnld and Hastings, It de clares that the Assembly can never consent to the idea thi.t slavery ought to he perpetu d, nnd that the Apostles never thought thnt slaverv Was on a level with the natural rela tions, but that they simply bore with it for the time. The report divides the question into tvvoclnsses, and counsels moderation and charity, but in tho main censures the practice of slaveholding. Its reading created a great VTWWtTf , - Kansas Itejis. A dispatch from Lecomp. ton, K. T., says: At the nominating convention held here for the election of n candidate t'or delegate to the constitutional convention, nnd n survey or general, Mr. Calhoun Jones, of the Union, and n man named Boiling, ullcdged pro-slavery. Mere nominated. General jue Was arrested on I iiesiiay for assault nnd battery with intent to kill an old .affair. He made a political speech in the evening to 1,000 persons. Punishment or Ckimr in Delaware. We find in the Court proceedings at Wil mington, Del., the following: Joseph Newman, tried for purchasing property from boys who had purloined or stolen it, was convicted. . The court sentenc ed him to pay a tine of S'JO, to stand in the pillowrv one hour on the 23d lust., to be im prisoned six months, nnd wenr the convict's jacket six months following his liberation. Sarah Bostick, who was convicted rf steal ing from the store of Samuel Ritchie was sentenced to pay $36 78 ns restitution mon ey, to be whiped on the 23d instant with twelve lashes, nnd to be sold for a period not t'xceeuiug seven years. , Another Relioioi-s Row is Eiunavo. The Sootch Presbyterian Synod is going with nil sail set full upon the black rock on which nearly every other religious denomination has split. Resolutions were introduced during the Friday session, in favor of a Union with the Southern Synod. Of course there will be a grand rhw, with plenty of Christian like roui;h and tumble rowdyism, malignant prayer to the throne of (trace for each other's conversion, and all thai sort of thing. Bel ting at present it iu favor of the South com ing out setond best, The South can hit straight out. from the spiritual shoulder, and perhaps get tho advantage iu a fair, stand up polemical set to, hut the North beats them all to pieces in prayerful wrestling. The North is sure to win when it once manages to pet down and pray upon itt antagonist, iV. Y. Museum. ; Washington, June 2. A lar.e nipeting wns held Inst night in front of the city hall in regard to tho riot. The speakers were Gen. Mct.'nlla, Dr. Clayton, Councilman Lloyd, nil ot Ihe American parly, w ho spoke of the killin. of persons by tho murines on the day of election as n Cruel, cowardly and bloody massacre of the innncei t; and nf the conduct of the excculivo authorities ns a trumpliug under loot of tin sacred rights of citizens and of law nnd order, Mr. Lloyd's advice to be prepared for the next attack elicited spontaneous cheers of np probation. At the samo time he invoked them to preserve I ho peace. A committee of two from each wind was appointed lo prepare suitable resolutions! nnd call nn adjourned meeting niter the inquests of all tho victims has been concluded, , . Inquests havo bfen lield to-dny In two cases. , Three Witnsses swore that the order given to the m.trinrs to fire was by Mayor Magruder after Ihrauivcl was taken from Ihe rioters. Prelimittry measure have been taken to bring Hie matter to a judicial Inves tigation. . ' j The mayor' conduct was aeverelv con demned by Ihe ineeing tn-niht, which final ly separated with irfnglcd cheers nnd fronns. The community j still in a feverish state on the subject of the riols. 11 Fourth DistIiCt. Gen. Jo. G. Pickett has been nominrKul for Congress in the 4th District. He Is tlojight tnan to bent Savage. f-" The C4? Democrat learns that the horses are riyinf it largo number in New Castle county, DuAware. Thi Candidates at Jackson. The West Tennessee Whig of the 5lh contains the folhiwing cheering notice of the discus sion nt J.ieksun on Fiiday last: The discussion between the candidate for Governor has just rlosed nt this place, nnd we only have time l notice the ellert before our paper goes to press thi (Thursday) evrning. The r Sect of Col. Hat ton's speech was electrical. It infused new energy amongst the American and Whi.s, nnd caused de mocracy to quake nnd tremble) Kvery American and Whig fare avn wreathed with smiles, and the elongated visages of 1fol'o islll added ii Tesistably lo the merriment of their opponents. NvVer did we behold such indisputable evidences of depression, nnd deep seated melancholy amongst some of the Locotiico leaders. The defeat of Gen. Harris In August will not be more distinctly shown by its effect thnn was tho result of the speaking upon this memorable day. The lust, the only hope of Democracy in Madison expired w ith the close of the discussion. This has been a glorious day! and long to be remembered! Col. liatton won for 'himself the love, the re ct, the ci nfidenre, and the warmest de votion and admiration of all his political friends. Indeed he gained for his country and for himself the greatest laurel that ever decked the brow of nn orator nnd statesman. Two Duels, but Norody Hurt. We learn from the Augusta Constitutionalist that two duels were fought on Wednesday morn ing nn the South Carolina side of the river, a few hundred yards above Hamburg, The-tirst took place between Mr. Phillips nnd Mr. Moiirelit-ld; the second between Mr. Prather and Dr. Appleby. ' Messrs. Phillips and Pra ther nre the editors of the ljif.ivette (Ala bama) Tribune, and Mr. Moorclield nnd Dr. Applcbv, sditorsof the Ltt'avette Herald. The distance wns ten paci-s, ami pistols the Weapons used. Alter the first fire in each duel, mutual friends succeeded in adjusting tile ililliculties between the parti, s. Fortu nately, neither duel was ulleudcd with any injury. Washington, June 2. Copt. Davis, of the United Slules ship St. Mary's, in recent oliici.il dispatches to the government, says it wns the Opinion of those who had belter menus of knowing than him self, that a month before those dispatches were written General Walker could nt any moment passed the enemy's line and main tained himself in the open country. Since then the desertions have been numerous and frequent, not only diminishing the numbers of his army but demoralizing its character, that towards the end of April the only resort for Walker wns to cut his way down to the coast and take refuge, if possible, on board the schooner Grenada. According to the best intelligence, such nn attempt would only have been the last effort of despair, and have terminated fatally in less than live miles from Rivaa. Tho time had therefore arrived for determining on the course tn be persiied in the case anticipated in the instructions received by Cnpt. Davis in January last that is, in the event of Ihe ex pulsion of Walker nnd his forces from Nic aragua hv the allied armies, and his departure to the adjacent territories in Cent rid Amer ica for the purpose of hostilities and aggres sive operation. The renson assigned by Captain Davis for the seizure of the Gren ada is that Walker's vessel lost her national ity, wns holli-rant, and should not there fore pass his guns. Lancaster, Pa., June 3. The straight American State Convention to-day nomina ted by acclamation Isaac llazlehursi, of Phila delphia, for Governor, and Jacob Broom, of Philadelphia, and Jasper 1j. Brady, of Allegha ny, ''or Judges of Ihe Supreme Court. After a long contest nnd great confusion, Mr, Im (lerman of Herks, was nominated for Canal Commissioner. A latiticalion meeting to be held bore to night. tif Prof. Liebis; the celebrated German chemist, is said to have analyzed a piece of Ihe Hong Kong bread, poisoned lor flie des truction ot the foreign population of that ciiy. Ho found the arsenic had been mixed in the proportion of one to fifty iu the dough, far more than enough to accomplish the fien dish purpose ol Ihe barbarian. High Pkiui.s for Provisions. The Chc- raw Gazcttu says that in that place Corn meal sells at one dollar and n half a bush el, nnd ll.icon nt eighteen cents a pound. The Gazette calls upon the charitable tor as sistance for the poor, vtho iiniKt suffer in the time of so great a scarcity and so high a price for provisions. t-i7Tho Louisville Journal lenrns by "a private letter from the city of Mexico that another attempt has been made on the li'o of President Comonfort by blowing up his house with powder. All the arrangements had been perfected, nnd it only needed the application of the torch to carry out the ne farious act when it wns discovered. One or thk Other. We find the follow ing in nn exchange: Col. Hanson in reply, said thnt on histo rical and scientific questions indeed, in ef ery kind of book knowledge he had no doubt tho gentleman was his superior that he hnd never been to school, nor taught n school that he had gone into active lif'o very early, with nn nxe on one shoulder nnd a riflu on the o:her unlike the gentleman, his oppo nent, who came to Kentucky hearing iu one hand a spelling-hook, and in the other n bri dle, determined to in iko n living either by teaching a school or stealing a horse! A Funny 1'Jxplosion. A bagirnge-mnn nt the Central Depot yesterday, while handlino; a trunk in the usnul slain bung manner of that useful class of citizens, threw it down w ith such force ns to explode a pistol within. Tho pistol exploded n canister of pow der, the powder exploded the trunk, nnd the trunk exploded the bageage-man, tumblinrr him neck over heels; nnd served him right nt that. If such nn accident could happen semi occn sionnlly, it would be a glorious thing. It might kill n few bnrgngo smnshers, but the community could endure that loss in consid eration of the guitler handling which their luggage would receive. Buffalo Commercial. H?"The editor .f the Now York Mirror, in nn obituary notice of the Hon. James Boll, ol New Hampshire, Bays ho was "a lawyer by profession, anal an honest man in prac tice." Cumberland Presbyterian Assembly. Tii is body, which was in session nt lcxing ton, Mo., lust week, adjourned on Ilia . SOlh ult., to incut nt Huntsvillc, Alabama, in May next. lTt?"The tax assessors of New York have just iniule out their estimate for the current year. 1 he total value of property assessed is put down ntIte hundred millions of dollars an Increase of 835,000,000 upon lust year' estimates. Washinoton, June C Seth Kiuman who presonlvd tho Uuckhorn Chair to tho Pres. blent, has Lrfen rowarded by the appointment of Assistant in the removal of the Indians on the Pacific' const, at a salary of 8 1300 per nuiium. The Agitators. The Clarksville Chrnn icle frames the following strong bill 0f ja. dictmenl ngainst the Democracy: The Democracy is killing off the inatitn.. lion of slavery, no one can doubt, w ho has fairly investigated its policy and practice. The continued agitation of the subject has constantly increased the opposition of ila North to that Institution, and weakened it j the South, hv creatiiiL' indifference to its rt wilh some, and disgust with ethers, tow.irjj those who feirn to be its staunc best friends for political effect. And whilst tho senli men of the North has been nerved for a heav ier blow, by lavish grants ol the public lands; which build up new States and enemies to the South, by inviting European settlers all an ti slavery to occupy those lands, and by giving to aliens, in the territories, all the rights of native citizens. Each of these acts is a bonus granted to the North, iu consideration of its hostility lo slavery; nnd the emancipation movement in Missouri, nnd the project of colonizin Vir ginia with lice laborers are unmistakable ev idences of Ihe efficiency of the means lor the end the extermination of slavery. All this is the work of Democrnct; yet its Southern victims still cry out: Hiive the public lands to Frersoilers, encourage ati-hlavery immi gration from Europe, give the ignorant and degraded alien every right w hich the native dare claim, and down with the vile party which nsserts that Americans ought to rule America!" Such is Democracy illfully wrong in theory, deeply corrupt in prac tice, by its very nature, subversive of law and order. I.exinoton, Ky, June 2. The Preabvlcri. on General Assembly adjourned to meet at New Orleans on the first Tuesday in jiav. Two new Presbyteries were formed for Kansas, one for Miniuvsntn, and one for Western Africa. All rorri spondence with the New Knghtnd ('ongregationalists, is for the present discontinued. The utmost har mony prevailed thruugiout the euliru ses sion. tT The Mrthodibt Protestant of Balti more lias the following paragraph indicating the probability of that religious body being disturb, d by tin slavery issue: ' "Is there nnv probability that at tl" next General Conference, the Methodist Protestant church will divide? If by division is meant official action n'cognisin. a separation, we think not. There may he secession, but why should there be official division? If a poiliun ot the West will not send representatives to the General Conference, and shall thus signi. ly their intention to withdraw all church rela tion from us, their net will be simply volunta ry secession Iroui the Methodist Protestant church. Consolation. A facetious gentlman who has been annoyed considerably by "being sued," says, he knows that the comet will not destroy the earth, because there nre now several judgemtiits against him, the terms tor which they were stayed has not expired, nnd the days of grnce are sure toiun out before he has the money to liquidate. A sensible idea inc'.eed. CL7 Gen. Cheatham, of Tennessee, w ho was an officer in the Mexican war, has been nppoii.tei! Consul nt Aspinuall. The report is currently believed that ex Governor PhilipFrnnk Thomas, of Maryland, has been teuderid the Governorship of Utah, and will uccepl 'die appointment. . Washington June 5. It i not true that Lord Napier offmliy denies Ihe cession of the Island in Paiauui Bay to Great Brittain The administration certainly did not inteiro ate him nor did he volunteer any statement upon the subject. No one,bowever, diploma, tie or government circles, believi s that such a cession has been made. f-? Theodore Cans, an ei graver, threw himself on the railroad trnck near Troy,N. Y., last Tuesday, as the train wus approaching nnd was instantly killed. Washington, June 6. Col. Thomas, the Assistant Quarter-Master General, has been directed by the Secretary of War lo proceed forthwith to Fort Leavenworth to superin tend the removal ol troops In the Government reserve, within 40 miles of Utah, where thero is good pasturage. Memphis and Littk Rock Railroad. The Memphis Bulletin of Saturday says: Truck-h ying on the Memphis nnd Little Rock Railroad was commenced day before yesterday, at Hopefh Id, on the opposite side of the river firm this point. Under the man agement of its present energetic President, this grrnt enterprise will be pushed through to completion at the earliest day possible. Mr, Robertson has gone to work in the right way nnd in the right spirit. His energy is very commendable, nnd is having the effect of restorin. confidence in the great work he has undertaken. Mr. Lynch, the new En gineer, is n very competent nnd energetic of ficer, nnd we congratulate the President and Directory on their good fortune in securing the services of so efficient nn assistant. New Orleans, Juno 4. Late papers con firm the execution of Crnhhe nnd fifty ei.ht of his followers. Il is rumored in the City of Mexico thnt terrible revenge is being token in California by murdering all Mexicans they find. Heavy Chains. A chain has been man ufactured in England for mooring the new Collins steamship Adriatic, which is four hundred yards long, mid each link weigh fifty pounds. While proving it, one of the links gave way under a pressure of nine'- seven tons; n new link wns substitutrrl, and the cable withstood a attain of one hundred nnd five tons. Each link of the cables for the new iron steamer lie Great Eastern will weigh seventy pounds, Chicago, June 4. Returns from Southern Minnesota indicate a Republican majority of delegates to the Constitutional Convention. 'CoNConn. N. II.. June 4. Governor Hailr, In his iuuu.iiral address, protests against III Dred Scott decision, nnd favor the aid of free settlers in Kansas. Washington, June 4. Gcortre W. Hop kins, the ri'L'lilnr Democratic candidate f' the 13lh district of Virginia, ha been de feated by E. F. Martin, ftli n,.l I ?itmifiiinrki -lwi lina nfind itionnllf ' w f " , accepted the Governorship of Utah, nrnrea nt Washington yesterday, nnd hud nn inUf" view with the President. Lord Naoier officially denies Iheressionol the Bay Islands by Grenada to England. Ix)UisviLLr!, June 3 Walker's innugn"1' address has been received, Il is long, con ciliatory, nnd persuasive. He Nnv the Cn" stilulion.il law will be executed; uri;e parties to ncquiesce; believes the convention will submit the constitution lo the people-" He deprecates the ngitiilioii of slavery in nn oress. snvs slavery will be ultimately deter mined by climate; sees for Knnse nn jnimo diiile career of prosperity; say if Kim" comes in ns a free Stnte, slic has constitution al duties toward her sister States, especially Missouri, nnd should bv her constitution, cure to that State, all constitutional uaraa- tee wllhm her own limits.