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8. t. IVIN8, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Tc rmi S i a rar, pajrabl in artiance. No- paper discontinued ontll all arrearages art paid, except at the option of the Publisher. Announcing namea of candidate for offlce $5, Cash. Obituary Notice orer IS line, charged at the regular Advertising rate. All communication Intended to promote the private ndi or interests of Corporation, Societies, Bchool or Individuals, will b charged a advertisement. ATHENS Fill DA V.OCT. O. I85T. Ocoee Bark. This institution, we lenrn, suspended specie payments last Monday. We presume it will resume again as aoon as the "panic" shall have run its eourse. We will be glad to take Ocoee money at par, fur subscriptions due thia office. A statement of the condition of the Bank will be found in another column. . 57Tlie Din-dors East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad met on Friday, the 2d inst, and organized by re-electing C. Wallace President, and R. C. Jackson Secretary and Treasurer and Superintendent Transporta tion. . General Assembly. The General As sembly of Tennessee convened at Nashville on Monday last. John C. Burch, of Dam. ilton, was chosen President of the Senate, and Charles Stone, Principal Clerk. Gen. Dam'l S. Donelson wns chosen Speaker of the House, and Robt. W. Haywood, Princi pal Clerk. At this stace of the proceedings both Houses adjourned to the following day. On Tuesday, S. M. Ewino was elected Sec ond Clerk of the House; and Jas. C. Car lock, of MoMinn county, Engrossing Clerk. Mr. Nelson, of the Western District, was elected Door-keeper of the House, and Mr Fiue, of Washington county, Assistant Door keeper. 3f" We refer the reader to a synopsis of the laws In relation to Free Banking, which we publish today. It is copied from the Nashville Patriot. t3T The Knoxville Regiater states that the entire work on the Knoxville and Dan ville Road has been suspended. Pitch In. We are requested to give no tice that Sehorn & Hoknsby, at "The Va rieties," will take the bills of the Ocoee, Shelby vifle, and of all the Free Banks, at par, for any articles they have on linnd. They have a supply of Boots and Shoes, Hats and Caps, Rendy-madu Clothing, and the largest and best assortment of Watches and Jewelry in East Tennessee. Madison ville Female Academy. We are requested to give notice that the Trus tees of Bolivar Female Academy, Madison ville, have secured the services of Mrs. A. Donald, for the Musio Department of that lnatitution. She is highly recommended as a successful teacher. Croakino. The croaking in the streets about "The Panic," "Pressure in the Money Market," and "Hard Times," is awful. And as generally happens on such occasions, per sons most likely to be least effected by the existing derangement, are loudest in their complaints. We have lienrd men cursing the "d n Banks" who never owned a five dollar bill in their lives; and others, who never pay except at the extremity of the law, express ing prent apprehension least they should be enable to meet their January debts, because their funds consist of the issues of the Free Banks. And still others, who never before even dreamed of paying for their paper, have suddenly become conscientious on the sub ject, and eome in and settle up (with depre ciated money, of course,) with the apparent unction and fervor of honest men. In refer ence to the last we wish to say, that we will take the bills of all the Free Bunks except the two mentioned in another place as having run sway for subscriptions due us. So that all in arrears can relieve themselves of their Free Bank paper to the extent of their in debtedness to this office. We have given notice in another place that we would take Ocoee money, either for old or Dew subscriptions. Truths for the Times. We like the spirit of the following, from the New York Express: "These arecertninly "times that try men's souls." Nothing like misfortune, though, to bring out the belter, or worse, trait of indi vidual character, and showing up human na ture just as it is shorn of the conventional disguises which society allows when every thing glides smoothly ulong on the even cur. rent of every-day life. Thus, nt a crisis like this, when financial disaster is sweeping far and wide, and bear ing down all before it, the man, or the men, or the corporation, thnt are strong enough to withstand its effects, have certain obvious du ties to discharge towards their less fortunate brethren, which cannot be neglected consis tently with the hypothesis that they have iouls to be 'tried." Those duties are that the strong should help the weak the for bonrance of creditors towards debtors an accommodating spirit in cases where accom modation is needed and deserved; eneour. sgement for the desponding; words of good oheer for Ihoae who are fainting and falling by the wny-sido; in short, something like a real, practical personal respect for the golden rule of doing as we would be done by. Now Is the time for men to show they have hearts; that ths Christianity they have bten profess. lng from their youth up, is not a Action, but a tact. If a man does not carry his religion into ths operations of every day life, it is not worth the gilded hymn bonk he carries in his nana on Sunday or the sliming or sixpence he drops into the charity-box or the fund he subscribes to for. the conversion of the heathen. No man stands alone In this world. We all lean on one another, somohow and such are the mutations of life, that the strong man of today may be the weak man to-morrow. If this grand truth were but kent in - remembrance, the great Christian virtue of charily, It is certain, would be honored with a more universal observance than it is. But It is one of those truths that are too frequent y lost sight of in seasons of prosperity, when all goes prosperously on but when storms arise, and the day of distress rings in our ears, it must knock at the heart of the most esllous, and prompt to deeds or generoaitv and goodness that else were unthought of and unperformed, it mere were no mistor tunes, no misery in this world, there could be no charity and without charity, what would become of our humanity!" The Circus. Mable's Celebrated Menag erie and Circus will exhibit at this place on Friday, the 16th October. The establish, mcnt Is said to bs one of the largest and best in the world. 80s the advertisement next page. I Table or Exports, Su. We give below a table of the exports over the East Tennes see and Georgia Railroad for the year ending 30th June, 1857 with the number of pas sengers carried during the same time: Wheat... Corn .... ST.ifi3 bush.! Pish... S.400 lot. Ulas-.... Ice . 8o . 6,335 .147.31 . 44,M3 " . ,7i5 Oat Rye Meal Peas and Bean Bran Lime Oreen Fruit.. lried Fruit.... Grass Beed ... Potatoes Onions Turnip , l.M " ,41 60 8.S87 88 470 " T.1K5 Paper Machinery... Furs Soap a Tallow, 1,150 " Venison... Sundries . Kiour ..1,091.430 " .... 8S.17 6 bbl. .... 1,271 " 171 " !5 ... 1,K"S ws . u 6 ,...M.Sllb. ,.4,i7,fXHi " ...STO.ToS) ... J'A"pO ... 80,7m ... Ix.iAO ... to ,44 ...S2I. "alt Whiskey Cider A Vinegar Oil Tar Cement Hnrites Mules 8 T -1 Max seed Ha Bacon .. . Lard Butter..... 0 " 80 18 180 IO 75 19 8,826 40 9,0"5 do. Cattle Beef. Pork Rags Marble.. .. Copper Or.. Iron Callings. ... Pig Metal... Feathers.... Ginseng Wax Pink Root... Sassafras.... Cotton Yarn Tobacco .. .. Plaster Hogs Sheep Dogs Turkey Chicken D,Sfi7,140 ..173,161 ..150,407 ' ..134,414 .. 67,1'JO .. 8,331 .. I ...8!,$."0 " .. 1.816 " ..il,4N) " .. " .. 53.800 Duck Eggs lilies Shlrtlnrs IfiO Wagons and Carts W Wheat Fans... 40 Cultivator.... 7 Brick lfm Sand. ear load 17 Cars " Uthineles Lumber 4OT,wi M n. Passengers.... 411,216 Leather. 1B.278 Hide MJ45 On the Wino. Two of tho Free Banks the Bank of Tazewell, and the Bank of Knoxville recently passed down tho Rail road, in the direction of Nashville. It is said the officer in charge had the assets of one of the concerns snugly stowed away in his breeches' pocket The Tazewell wns brought to a halt at Knoxville by an attachment, and made to disgorge to the amount of seven hundred dollars. The Suspension of Specie Payments. Our exchange papers are pretty gewernlly filled with articles about "The Banks" ond the "Financial Crisis," and as it is the all-engrossing subject just now, we don't know thnt we can do better than to give some of their thoughts and speculations thereon. The following from a New York paper, on the "suspension of specie payments," is of interest as indicating how the wind sits in that direction and the manner in which the immense monled interests there intend to use "the times" for their own advantage. It says. "The suspension of specie payments is hailed in some quarters as 'a relief to the merchants,' but if we recall the experience of '36, '37, '38, '40 and '41, we shall see hat sort of relief it is. Ease is tho first effect that Is, some mer chants nre saved for the' moment, but only for the moment. Specie is the true and only test of values, ond the only solvent of debts, and the relief 'suspension' gives is like Hint of Rum, Opium, or any oilier stimulant, 'The drink' being over, delirium tremens comes. Hence, the case of 1836,-37 was but a prolonged delirium tremens, which did not end till 1841. When the screw began to be put on for resumption, the agonies of the tortured community were just as severe as if they had endured them nl the start, without putting off the evil day. The relief was but temporary: the punishment lasted for years. Now, it is very true, that Philadelphia, Bnl timoie, and other places where tho banks hnve suspended, may receive temporary relief, from their ability to discharge debts in bank paper; but soon, nay, even now, the people nre compelling the banks to resume, and the banks, in the process of resumption, will have to put on the same screws the nieichanla there huve just been feeling. Every debt to New York, every debt to Europe, every debl to the Custom House, and to the Post Office, must be discharged in specie, and only in spe cie. Now New York insists upon and will have only specie, and the suspended banks every where will booh be brought to this touch stone by the people and the Legislatures nbout them. New York, it is true, is suffer, ing, and must go on suffering, frightfully, from the struggles of debtors everywhere in the suspended districts, to pay us paper in lieu of specie, and thousands will not pay. New York, therefore, will only be more ex igent in demanding resumption everywhere. To have anything from Kurupe or elsewhere, now through us, specie must be paid. Far mers' and Planters' products must come right down to the specie test. The price of a bushel of wheat in Virginia or elsewhere, will not be the price in paper there, bnt the price in specie in New York. Every thing must go through our golden crucible. The test is to be terrible, nnd everybody will suf fer by it; but it is far better to suffer now than to be suffering, as In 1836, on to 1841. It may now be a three months bleeding; but the patient who survives wil f be healthier than ever, even if Ito can only stand the Dr. San grndo. The consolation is a sad one, to be sure; but it is better to bleed to death nt once than to be suffering by slow poison for years and years. Resumed. The Exchange Bunk, at Mur freesborongh, is reported to have rosined specie payments. if In the whole course of our life we don't recollect to huve heard ns much com plaint and groaning among the people in all directions. It is enough to induce one to believe thnt Andy Johnson's milk-ilium had commenced, nnd that the country was about starling forth on (hat era of prosperity to be inaugurated under the universal rule of mod ern democracy. Iff" Wo heard the other day one of the iron ribbed, web-footed, and near-sighted De mocracy cursing the "d n Banks." We thought he might, with much more propriety hurl his anathemas against the Sub-Treasury system, which locks up thirty millions of the precious metals in the government vaults, while the people must be served with depro' ciuted paper. I-fT" Speaking , of "suspensions," the Hunlsville Independent mentions the sus pension by a rope of a negro for murder, in that town, last week. Dead. Mr. Eli Rider, former publisher of the Wytheville (Va.) Times, died on Thurs. day 25th ult., in the 33d year of his nge. IC7 Cases of brutal treatment of wives by their husbands, are becoming more and more common dnily. The last nnd most shocking one chronicled in the papers, is that of a man named Martin, who married a vo man named Martin, and in that way knocked an eye out on the vry day of their mar riage. t3T" Martin, Varnell Si Co., Calhoun, are in receipt of a large stock of Fall and Win ter Goods, to which they invite attention. Their advertisement will be found on the next page. IT Counterfeit ten dollar bills on the Merchants' Bank of Nashville have been dis covered In Louisville. The parties circulating them just now are engaged In a rather small business, we would say. FREE BANKS AND FREE BANKING LAWS OF TENNESSEE. This being a subject of the first interest to many of the people of this State, and to some of those of the neighboring States, we hae condensed the main provisions of the statutes authorizing and regulating these institutions. The Legislature of 1851-3, was the first to inaugurate tlte system in Tennessee. The act of thnt session provides that any person or association of persons, having at least fifty thousand dollars, may carry on the business of banking, on the following conditions: First, the banker shall legally transfer to the Comptroller of the Slate public stocks of tlie Stale; or bonds of incorporated companies, en dorsed by the State; or bonds of the United Stales. These bonds or stocks shsl I, in all cases, be equal to stocks producing six per cent, interest per annum; and the Comptroller shall not receive any such stocks at a rate above its par value, or which shall not be worth upon a sale, made for gold or silver, one hundred cents on the dollar. Upon the deposit of such securities, at least three fourths of which shall be bonds of the State of Tennessee, the Comptroller shall issue an equal amount in bank notes for circulation, registered nnd countersigned by him. And the banks shall not have,' for twenty days together, on hand at their place of business, in specie less than ten per cent, of their circulation. Before com- mencing business the banker shall make, ac knowlidge, and cause to be registered in the County Register's office, a memorandum specifying, 1st. the name of the bank; 2d, the pluce of business; 3d. the amount of capital stock, and the number of shares; 4th. the linmes nnd places of residence of the share holders, and the number held by each; 5th. the period when the bank shall commence and terminate, not to exceed 20 years. These conditions being complied with, nnd the Comptroller having executed also his bond, in such sum ns the Governor may direct, the bank is placed on the footing of n corporation, and entitled to the usual rights and liabilities of such. The notes having been signed by the bank officers, in such manner ns to make them obligatory promissory notes, payable on demand at their place of business, in this Stale, may be circulated as money. The Comptroller is prohibited from issuing an amount of circulating notes, exceeding the aggregate value of the securities delivered to him, under penalty of removal from office, and being personally liable to any note holder for the full amount with interest, of any note or notes that may be lost on account of his failure to comply with the provisions of the act. If upon lawful demand between the hours of ten nnd three o'clock, at the place where the notes are made payable, the makers or bankers shall fail or refuse to redeem such notes, in lawful money of the United States, ihe holder making such a demand, may cause such notes to be protested for non-payment by a notary public in the usual manner. Upon receiving the notice of such protest, the Comptroller shall file the same in his office, nnd forthwith give notice in writing, to the makers or bankers, to pay the same, together with all costs ol protest, and other damages nnd charges arising out of such default; and if they shall omit to do so for ten days after such notice, then the Comptroller shall give notice in three or more newspapers, publish ed in the Slate, that all the circulating notgs of such bank will be redeemed out of the trust funds in his hands for that purpose. The Comptroller is required to apply the trust funds to the payment, pro rata, of all the circulating notes, whether protested or not, put in circulation by the bank or makers. And the Comptroller mny, after ten days, with the ad vice of the Governor nnd Attorney General, proceed to sell at public auction the stocks or bonds, or any of them, deposited with him by such failing banker; or, with the advice afore said, he may postpone the sale, not more than six months, after which he is required to pro. ceed ns before mentioned. The costs of pro test, &.C., shall be first paid by the person procuring such services, but the bank is liable for the amount. But the costs nre not to be paid out of the trust fund, the bonds, until nil the circulating notes nre redeemed if then there is an overplus it may go in that way. And if nny bank shall be wound up in this manner, the protest of the first note protest ed, shall constitute a lien for the benefit of Ihe creditors of the bank, upon all the assets of the bank, not in the hands of the Comptroller; and any conveyance after such protest, shall be, void. On every note demnnded nnd refused to be redeemed, tho banker shall pay damages, in lieu of ii.terest, tit the rate of twelve per cent. per annum. These are the provisions of most interest nt the present lime. The Act goes on to specify that the shares of stuck shall be held as personal property nnd be transferable on the books of the Company. That the prop erty of the bank shall be liable to execution and sale on judgments and decrees : That the banks mny hold real estnlo, when necessary for the transaction of business; or mortgaged in good faith; or conveyed for debts owing to them; or purchased under judgments held by it: That they shall furnish semi-annual state, ments to the. Comptroller on the first of Jan. unry and July: Thnt a bonus of 25 cents in each 100 dollars of capital, shall be retained by the Comptroller in lieu of taxes.: That the bank shall bo entitled to the interest accruing on deposited bonds, for the redemption of their circulation: That legal proceedings shall be conducted in the assumed name of tho bank, and service on the President or other officer conducting the business, shall be good: That they may increase their capital not ex coediug s half million, and the number of share holders at pleasure. Section 14 of the Act provides that w hen the bonds of the State are deposited with the Comptroller they shall thereafter be payable at Nashville, and likewise the interest thereon; but should a bank fail and bu wound up, then the interest to be payable where the bonds are payable. The legislature reserves the right to amend, alter or repeal, this Act, in such manner as mny work no injury to the banks, nor impair sny vested rights. The Legislature of 1853-4, so altered the above Act, as to repeal that provision requir ing three fourths of the securities deposited to be bonds of the Slate of Tennessco. The Legislature of 155V-6, passed two Acts affecting the Free Banks, the first of w hich provides that after the 1st of Septem ber 1856, they should not issue notes of less than five dollars; and that the circulation of any bank or branch bank shall, within sny six months, computing from 1st January to 1st July and from 1st July to 1st January, nut exceed its discounts more than two thousand dollars excepting the Bank of Tennessee, The other Act of Ihe Inst session provides that no Free Bank shall thereafter be organ ized with a less capital than 100,000 dollars, and that commissioners, appointed by the Governor, shall receive the money, and tho bonds be purchased by the Comptroller. It also provides that if the bonds used by bank ers shall decline and remain below par in the city of New York as sfiowu by the sales of the Stock Board of that city, then the Comp. troller is required to retain the interest oo such bonds as are deposited, accrued or to accrue, until additional bonds are deposited with him to make good the par value of such bonds. And in case of such depreciation the Comptroller shall give notice of the same, and the banker shall, within sixty days, deposit additional bonds to make them good, and in cane of failure lo do so, the Comptroller is directed to take charge or the assets and w ind up the bank : That no Free bank shall be or canized with l"s than ten bona fide stock holder; a majority of the stock to be owned by residents of the Stale; and the semiannu iil reports or statements shall specify the name, residence and amount of each strck holder. Thut with the advice of the Gover nor and Secretary of State, the Comptroller mny w ind op nny bank tor a violation of any of these provisions of the law; and sell the bonds at suction in ftew lork, after thirty days notice in that city nnd in this State : That the Comptroller shall give notice to note holders, in cae of liquidalinn, in a news paper in Nashville, nnd mi one in the county where the bunk is located, oi.ee a month for two years, when he is authorized to hand over reinaininu assets and bonds to stock holders: That theeiiculation maybe increas ed or decreased nt pleasure by increasing or withdrawing bonds from the Comptroller not to go below 100.000 dollars, nor exceed three times the nmount of capital actually paid in: That in c-ise of suspension, any per son holding one thousand dollars of the notes of tliu bank, may present thrill to the Comp troller nnd receive from him in lieu, one thou. sniid dollars six per cent, coupon bonds, at New York market value, provided Ihe same is not under par: That hankers under this Act, or that of 1851-2 shall not discount notes directly or indirectly, nt n greater interest than other bonks nre allowed, under penalty of forfeiture ot the rights r hanking, and hin not less than 50 nor more than 500 dollars, The other provisions are unimportant, except that the provisions of this Act apply to those banks alre.idy organized under the Free Hank inn law, as fully as In those to be or ganized, bo far as it does not infringe vested rii'hts. This is the sum and' substance of tho Free Banking laws ol Tennessee. Xash. Pat. Schedule. Welind the lollovving par agraph in the Bristol News, of the 2d inBt: It gives us much satisfaction to have it in our power to report that the connections hnve been well kepi by the railroads and coaches during the poet? week, nnd passen L'ers are carried through from Richmond to Dalton in 45 hours. The contractor on the stnge line complains thnt they have given him too little lime, nnd we hope tho Virgin ia Railroad will run a litllo faster, ns the connections then could be made with certain ty; whereas now, with the muthly roads of winter, it will be dilfiriilt for the stages to run according to the eln dule. We learn from the Lynchburg Virginian that passengers are not delayed in thnt city now; the South Side Road runs two trninx daily, connecting with the Virginin nnd Tennessee trains East and West, so that passengers are not detained either way. Wheat. The New York Economist says: 'The idea has been entertained that, because the crops of Europe nnd England are very Inree this year, that therefore the huge crops of Ihe United States will find but a meagre market. This view. -e think is erroneous, for the renHnn Hint since the English famine of 1847, the United States grain trade has been an established one. In years of good harvest European wants take all surplus, nnd in years of bad harvest, wo hnve not hitherto been nble to supply them with enough to u fleet price there, while our over exports have carried prices so high ns to com pel our own consumers to pay famine prices " The Economist then " publishes a table, showing the imports of breadstuff's, for n se ries of yenrs, into Great Brilnin and Frnnee, by which it appears that the wants of those countries are annually increasing that the imports of both for 1856 were greater than for the famine years nf 1847-8. Tho exports of the United Slates hnve also vontinued to increase, ns will be apparent from Hie annex ed exhibit nf the shipments for the years 1843 and 1857. ViiFAT,bii. Flour, bhls 1843 311.685 841,474 1856 11,000,000 2,100,000 Counterfeits on Virginia Hanks. The latest counterfeits on Virginia banks are Ihe following: Twenties Hank of Virginia, Charleston; hundrtds Exchange' Bank of Vircinia: tens Bank of Vircinia: tens Mer ft o chants' Bank of Virginia, Lynchburg. All orthem are badly executed. Sixes on the Bank of the Valley are very correct, bearing the nppenranee of being old nnd genuine. Savannah Banks. The Savannah Re publican alluding to the panic, says: In the almost geostrnl derangement of the financial affairs of Ihe country, we arc grat- ihVd lo be able to Btste that tho Banks of this city remain firm, and without the slightest apprehension from the least auspicious state of affairs at the North and elsewhere. We think the public need leel no uneasiness on their account. Tennessee Monet. Confidence in the Tennessee hanks hns. savs the Iiuisville Courier, in n great measure, been nlready re stored. Their notes were generally current throughout the city yesterday, and were taken freely by dry goods and grocery mer chants, and variety dealers. This is right The monev is as irnod as it ever was, nnd the brokers would buy it ns freely as ever, if they only had the Kentucky fonds lo give in exehanire for it. We hnve 110 doubt but by the close of this week it will be as uni versally cuirctit in all circles ns it has been heretofore. t-iT The editor of Ihe SufTolk (Va.) Sun tells ofagignntio pumpkin brought lo his office by Mr. Joseph Eley, of Isle of Wight, measuring five feel four inches in circum ference, five feet eight inches in length, ond weighing ninety-four pounds. Western Speculation. It is said that two firms In Washington city have Invested 8400,000 in the new city of St. Croix, Wis consin, alone. Who wonders that there Is a pressure! And what a tumbling there will be in Western lots when the holders have to "let go." THE CLEVELAND FAIR AND AF FAIRS AT CLEVELAND. Cleviland, Oct. 6, 1857. Dear Post .-The remissness of your metro politan correspondent, of which you com plain, is, no doubt, a source of .vexation lo your many readers; for the sayings and do ings of the people of Knoxville give tone and character to the people of East Tennessee. In the absence, then, of anything from the racy pen of your pet correspondent, allow one whose hand is tinpracticed in the art of 'jottings by the way-side," to do up for the publie eye the story of ths last few day in Cleveland. By the way, Mr. Tost, this little village, although it can not boast as great antiquity as our metropolis, begins to evince some hope of rivaling that ancient city, and already eurls its beardless lip in petty scorn when any one dares to call it the "second oity." The truth is, if it escape the "big- bead,'' and all similar distempers, s few more years will warrant it in placing its thumb on its nose and giving Knoxville a very signifi cant twitch of the fingers. Last week was one of unusual activity and gaiety in our usually quietly busy and busily pleasant villasre a perfect carnival the main feature of interest being the first An nual Fair, under the management of Bradley County Agricultural Society, which was nu merously attended, the number of visitors reaching several thousand. All the adjoining counties were well represented by men, mat rons, and fair maidens the good county of McMinn sending, as usual, a large and re spectable delegation. Let ma whisper softly ia your ear that some of the last named class from your county made imprejsionshere that the Bradley comity fair will, perhaps, never be able to remove. The articles on exhibition in the Ladies' department, at the Fair Grounds, were far beyond the expectations of the most sanguine, both in qunntily and quality. Aided by the experience of the present., and stimulated by a just sentiment of emulation, the Indies will cause that department to present, next year, such fruits of patient industry and inventive genius as will command the admiration of visitors. The show of stock included a large number of horses, mules, &c, and was very credita ble to the stock raisin portion of the coun try, when we remember that this was but an experimental efTort. On Thursday the ex citement grew very high when the hour ar rived for the trotting match to come. off. The track, (a circle of three bundled yards in cir cumference,) having been recently made, was in bad condition for trotting, yet the horses, both in harness and under the saddle, made very fair time the winner making the cir cuit at the rate of a mile in a few seconds outside of three minute. The fruits of the field, the garden, and the orchard, were all to be seen, and in such size as to warrant the saying that "ours is no common country." But that that beat all was a beet on exhibition ; it was so large that twelve men could eat ib in three days. It's a fact! As deserving particular notice, I would speak of Mr. Guerrin's specimens of grapes grown, and wines made, at Vinona, Polk county. The sight of the bunches of luscious grapes caused your correspondent's mouth to water, but as he did not have the pleasure of tasting them, he supposes that, like those the fox in the fable saw, they were sour. As to the wine lie was more fortunate, having been allowed to "smile upou"a glass of the "very best." Another feature of interest was Knight's Patent Rotary Saw Planing Machine, patent ed by Gen, T. D. Knight, of this county, which was tube seen at Ford t Harbin' Steam Mill. The machine surpasses anything in the same line heretofore patented, and is bound to supplant nil others. . On Thursday evening, lion. John C. Gaut delivered an address upon the subject of Ag riculture Stock-raising, tc., which was deep ly interesting to all who feel an interest in the advancement of our State iu wealth, and of the people in the knowledge of the science of agriculture. Let it not be forgotten that there was a party given by the young gentlemen to the students of the Female Academy, (the seoond session of that institution closing last Tues day.) It was there, Mr. Editor, where mu sic's low cadence and voluptuous swell melted the heart to tendcrest mood, that maidens fair, in proper sphere, resplendent shone. It wns there that A youth of poelio mind, en tranced by the beauty of his heart's queen, said that "her eyes shone like purest gems in enrth'e deep caverns bid, and the rose on her bosom rises and falls like a star on the bil lowy sea." Bradley yields the palm, in point of female beauty, to no sitter county; yet au impartial judge might have been long in doubt in regard to awarding a premium for beauty. On yesterday, the Cth inst., the Oeoee Bank suspended. The notice on the door says the suspension is only temporary. Never in his life has your correspondent witnessed such excitement in rrgard to money matters. Money, money, money, is all the talk. The people seem to havo agreed to grumble, and have all arrived at the opinion that, "Tills Is a foot old world tin world that we lire in, To lend or to spend, in hit or to five in ; Hut to Ik-s; or to borrow, or to fret one's own. It's the Jitrndent world that ever was known." This morning the great Bakery establishment of lleffenstvfHer it Co., refused to shell out. While standing at the counter I saw a ten eepl piece presented and a loaf demanded, but the the senior partner, with tears in his eyes as large as an aeorn, replied, "tish, too, hash failed." O, the sorrow depicted in that couuteuaneel Kever mny I see the like again. The Barber's Shop is still sound, and a deep shave can be bad of Abner Bayne, who is a very distant relation of "Sweet Ellen's," whose name is wedded into song. Yours, till the crisis is past, Pktk Willkins. fiT" A banker asked a young lady what kind of money she liked best. ".Matrimony," she replied. "W hat interest does it bring?" asked the sharp banker. "If properly invested it will double the original stock every two years," she replied. He concluded she wns a match for him, but the rent is a secret. Railways and Locomotives. The French have a railroad brake, which is connected with the engine, and under the control of the engineer, and brings up a train very promptly, but without any sudden shock. The brakes are attached to each whoel of the cars on the whole train, and the nower is applied by an attachment lo the driving wheels of the engine, which are also braked up at the same time. THE OCOEE BAXK. from lb CkveUnd Clarion. Most of our readers will probably be ap prised befoie our paper reaches them, that the Bank has temporarily suspended specie payment. For the psst thirty days a run has been made upon the Bank for speeie, which wa met without faltering until the general crash throughout the country dictated to the officers that a suspension, for a time, would be the wisest policy, as well for the commu nity as for themselves. A petition from a portion of our business men was banded into the Bank on Monday morning, urging a sus pension, and accordingly the doors were closed on that day. Below will be found a statement of the Bank, with the card of the officers, from which it appears that the Bank is amply able to meet all its liabilities: Ocors Bank, ) Cleveland, 6th Oct. 1857. ( Jr Editor : Below will be found a State ment of the Bank, from which it will appear that the Bank has a sufficiency of assets to meet all its indebtedness. The Statement shows our circulation to be f it 6.9(H) From which deduct note redeemed 80230 Leaves outstanding a circulation of (136,610 This amount of circulation will be redeem ed whenever our receivables will enable us to do so. Very respectfully. THO. II. CALLAWAY. Prrs't. THO. J. CAMPBELL, Cath'r. Statement of the Ocoee Bank, 6m Oct., 1857. A nets. Bills and Notes Discounted 1238,408 57 State Bonds (Tennessee) 7,000 00 Endorsed Bonds (Tennessee) 46,000 00 Kxpense Account 788 28 Bank Furniture and Property 1,653 47 Due from Banks 12,904 18 Cash on hand, viz: Our Notes Redeemed f 80,2'JO 00 Other Bank Notes J i0 oqg on and Cash Items f 10,235 00 Speoie 18,088 05-108,613 05 ( 415,362 55 Liabilities. Capital Stock . Time Drafts Due to Banks Profits Reserved Fund Collections Bank of Charleston Circulation Certificates of Deposits Treasurer of Tennessee ludividual Depositors $180,000 00 2,122 Vi 824 00 4,182 98 26.6U2 1 1 2,752 26 216,900 00 8,799 81 1,402 50 21,685 97 $415,362 55 Ge. Haskell. The Louisville Courier speaking of the arrival of Gen. II. at the Asylum nt Lexington, says: The formal dignity with whioh he surren dered himself to the Superintendent of the institution, and the native nobility of his bearing, even under his mental derangement, were sadly impressive. We are pleased to learn that strong hopes are eutertaiued of his early restoration to reason. Mysterious and Fatal Diskass at Chicaoo. We have seen a private letter from Chicago stating that a mysterious epidemic, has broken out there, and proved fatal lo many persons, nil of whom were sick but a few hours. The disease is said to resemble black vomit, but the physicians have been unable so far to de termine its real character. A large number of cattle have also been carried off, the same symptoms being presented upon them. Government Rxlisk. The Administration at War'iiugton hnve shown a good spirit for the times in paying out coin from the Sub Treasury. The elfeut has been very beneficial to the money market. . By authority of Con gress many enterprises were authorised in the way of building ships', steamers, light houses, custom houses, bo., and large appropriations were made for these purposes. The present is a most opportune moment to go on as rap idly as possible with the various works, and where nid can be extended to labor in this way, it will afford substantial relief to a worthy class of persons 5?" From the letter of the Washington correspondent of the Charleston Standard, it seems that Gen. Cass is resolved not to per mit Gen. Walker and his troops to sail for Nicaragua. This statement is confirmed by a letter of the District Attorney at New York, in which he instructs the United States Marshal, that the neutrality laws must be strictly maintained. C?T" John Travis has married the girl with whom he eloped from Saratoga recently. It is said lie was "persuaded" to this course by the close proximity of one of Colt's repeaters, in the bauds of the enraged father. The following from an old Mexican camp song is quoted in referenoe to the new ambition of Gen. Pillow : " I hand my harp upon the willow, Whenever I think ot Gideon I'illow, The man who dust for Polk and Marcjr, Ills ditch and breast-works vice versa." Sell your United States Stock! Tho United States Treasury is full of gold and silver. It ows a debt which pays to the holders only six percent on the par value, and scarcely four per cent upon that rate, at which the Government desires to purchase it. The accounts from Washington sny that the Secretary of ths Treasury will continue to purchase at previous rotes, and pay the in terest besides, lo the present time. The person who holds this stock until it fulls due will then get only par for it and six per cent. in the menu time. Let him sell now nt n premium and buy stocks that will surely pay ten per cent, besides saving him the premium on his United Slates stock. Somewhat Severe. The Wytheville Tel. egrnph, Democratic organ, comes down upon ihe Richmond Enquirer, Democratic organ also, in the following, not ovcr-compliincnl-ary style: Notwithstanding that Journal offects to talk of the Democracy of Virginin as of its private property, it can but know thnt its re eent proceedings have excited in nine tenths of Ihem no other feeling than that of the ut most disgust. They have no idea of swal lowing Hoitsism even though administered bv the Kiinuirer. Thi.v Imm. 11.. .j;.,.. -j , ... . ' J """" HID IMIHMtq emit no matter from whose mouth thev hear it. They know it nnd detest it, and will presently sweep it awny with Ihe besom of ueniruciion. Pat Your Little Bills Nothing helps Ihe money market more than the prompt pay. mcnt of little bills. It keeps up trade, keeps money moving, helps the banks and oinkes everybody feel good. When everybody holds on to ull the money he gets because he fears times are going to be worse, he helps lo make Ihem so. KrThe finind Jury ofCherokeo (ounty "present a a grievance a game lately Insti tuted, called crack-lw, believing it to be more corruptive to the morula of society than any game heretofore practiced." Valuable Recipe. If you want to sleep quietly, don't praise nuolher woman while your wife is undressing for bed. ' The Ohio asd Kextuciv "Hon. rjgop The Cincinnati Price Current, contains om4 interesting statements on this subject. J. says: Consequent upon thefinincialcriiarisin? out ot the failure of the Trust Company U,, feeling in the market for hogs, as regard, contracts for future delivery, i.as been quite subdued the last two or three Week; though there were plenty of buyers nt o-j for . November delivery, up to within Ihe luat ten days of August and but few sellers, ,ttt are now more sellers than buyers at n,,, rale.' Dealers and all Interested in the roti8i,pR market ill always find it safe to rusums there are, every year, hogs enough in country; there may be less at one time tli,0 at another, but there is always enough to falter, so as lo make a long hog crop, in rast the inducement and the means exist tuoV this. In Kentucky we find over one million hogs over six months old on the 10th ot January, 1857, and in Ohio, if the incrni, in the counties not yet heard from ja t,, same as it is in those reported, there rt 2,1 84,326 hogs over six months old en ths first of last April. Indiana nnd Illinois had no doubt three millions ot this age on the first of April, so that it will be seen Ilia sup. ply of the animals is ample.' But then it j, said, and it is true, that hogs are being swept away by the "hog cholera" at a frightful rate. This, however, is confined to a few localities chiefly in the vicinity of distilleries, nnd we feel safe in saying thnt the whole niiinher carried tiffin this way for the year endin" Dec. 31, 1857, will not exceed one hundred thousand; or, even if it ahouM reach one hundred and fifty thousand, it could nut di minish seriously the number brought to market. This will he obvious tu any person upon the r fl clion that in Keutuek), Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, there were over six mil lions hogs six months old and upwards on the 1st nf last April. We think we may as sume now, without fear of contradiction, that the supply of hogs is ample. The editors express the opinion that, tl things considered, there will be "a long hog crop" and a large increase in the number brought to market. South Carolina Currency. The Charleston News has the following notice of the Banks of that State: The Ranks of South Carolina cannot sus pend. A suspension is made, by law, a for feiture of charter, ipso facto. They must pay through any run or pressure to the last dollar in their vaults. Before this result could be reached, with nil its disasters, the people of South Carolina, who were never freer from embarrassment, could and would sustain them with such a large Hipply nf ag ricultural product, equal In specie, and con. vertible nt once into sustaining credils or specie, that the resources of the Banks could be realized to any needed extent. (-""The Washington Union in an article on the monetary crisis snys: Th ore is no occasion for alarm or distrust. but abundant and ubhling cause for joy and i.'ratiliide. As long ns we can draw upon the cotton-fields ol the bouth ami the lacto nes of the East, upon the teeming granaries of tho middle mid western States, upon tin irold di'i'ositcs of California, nnd the iron and coal deposit s of Pennsylvania nnd Vir ginia, and as long as our industrial interests are blessed as they have been, nnd continue to be, in n remarkable decree, hy a kind nnd beneficent Providence, it is quite likely that the great mass of ihe people will not be se riously inconvenienced by the money puiici and money disasters of nny city iu ths Union. A Remarkable Curiosity. Anexchnnjs says, "a few days since our attention was called to the most remnrkable phenomena in the natural world we ever saw. In a law office, in this city, any one curious in botany can see a fresh vigorous plant, now about six inches high, growing from a common wooden tobacco spittoon which is filled with stumps of cigars nnd tobacco quids. Thnt a tobacco plant should germinate fiom a piece of masticated tobacco must startle the roost credulous, and wo almost fear to hazard our reputation for Yeracity on the point, but the doubtful can be satisfied by calling a few doors East of our office. This fact in tin nature nnd history of tohacjo. being estab lished, should be a warning to the mastica tors of the weed to be careful not to keep tobacco in their mouths during sleeping hoirs, for they might wake up some fins morning with a fine crop of tobacco grow ing through the mouth and nostrils. If ths growth should be rapid, suffocation would undoubtedly be the result. Lovers of the weed, heed the warning! Always Ahead! It makes but litlls difference how men fix up things eilhermar ally, socially or politically, they find, sooner or later, that the woman come out a head of nil efforts to keep them in the baek grnund. This is right, morally, very propersocially,nnd sort o' so nnd sort o' not politically. That is to say, iu this latter field, we ore of tin opinion that men should be the only actors, side conquerors, nnd "lords of creation." This is the case generally, but we notice that in Kansas, owing to the omission of tin) word "male" before "residents," the Con vention hns unintentionally enfranchised the women, making them regular voters at tin October election! Wonder if some man's wife didn't help him draw up that Instru ment! Atal! evenU it will put a stopper to nil bachelor emigration lo that "bleeding" country, until man is restored to bis origi nal "superiority!" Col. Enquirer. New York, Oct. I. There are rumaii of the safety of Captain Ilerndon, of the stemnxhip Central Aim-rica, The number of ,vissengers who ore sspp1)' sed to have been lost, in the Central Anwi' ca, is now believed lo have been considera bly less than eenerably reported. Duel. A duel was fought near Levnn worth, Knnsas, August 31st, between lht W. P. Fain, of Georgia, Bnd Gen. Knsltm, editor of the Leavenworth llernld. Weap ons, rifles distance, 30 yards result body hurt. Sr. Louis, Oct. 2. (Jen. Denver, eommii sinner of Indian affairs, hns just arrived frn Nebraska, tie reports having made factory treaty with the Pawnee at TW creek on the 24th. dipt Russell has arrived nt Ixlnpto". Mo. He says the Mormons hnve fortiW Port Badger, declniring that the U. S. Irooj should not ptaa. He also reports that th Cheyenne depredations are growing U"1' aggravating daily. New York, Oct. 1. Stocks are very much depressed, nud in some cases hnve "'''J declined. "Strong Minded Women.-Nancy Pitcher, PhebeVarney, Rosettn II. Kerr, and rer tain other ladies nud gentlemen of ''' county, New Yrk, hnve issued a ri"'ttl"r calling a convention of tho friends ofliuion progress for the 24lh,25th and 26th insH.-J Nancy Pitcher and her associates state !"' their object is to gain a true knowledgj Ihe nature nnd attributes jof man: liiao' in the present and his destiny in the fatur. The best way and very likely the difficult of accomplishing their "t,J,cl would be to got married.