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i t t i . BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 1858. VOL. XHSO.' f .- i TIR5ISI ' THC POST 18 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY, IT TWO DOI.I.AHS PER YEAR, PAYABLE IN ADVANCK. AJrertlMMoa' w charged tl per square ni Uaee. r lees, 'r the Bret Insertion, and to eenta for ' "aca eontlnaence. A liberal rt-ducUon made to thot wto adrerUse by the year. EVPersonssendlnf adrer- aiieateace nutst mark the number of times they desire Item Inierled.artheyirlllbaeonUnaed until forbid and Brd aeeordlnsly.Brl Per announcing the names of eandldatesfor office, 15, Obt'uary notleesorerllllnesharged attheregular " advertising rates. Alleeimunioatloslatendedt promote the private ((dear Interests of Corporations, societies, Schools or CadtVulusla, will oe cners;ea as aaveniHcuicnb. jeth Work, such as Pamphlets, Minute, Circulars, Cards, Blanks, Handbills, Ac, will be executed In good ivta. and on reasonabls terms. All letters addressed to the Proprietor, post paid, will a promptly attended to. Pereons at a distance sending as the names of roar aoirentsuoscriners, win we eiiimni mi m,n bukj Ho communication Inserted unless accompanied by be name of the author. office on Main street, next door to the old Jack poa Hotel. THE POST. ATHENS. FRIDAY, M AN. B, 1858. NOTES OP THE BANKS OP TKNNKS8EB, Keulrcd by the State, Union and Planters' Banks of Tennessee, at NasnvtUe. By the PUnlert' Bank. Bank of Tennessee, Union Bank, Planters' Bank, Merchants' Bank, Partners' Bank, Bank ef Paris, Maak of Commerce, Bank of the Union, Bank of Memphis, Northern Bank of Tenn. Bank of America, Citizens' llsnk. Bank of Chattanooga, Bank of Middle Teun. Commercial Bank, Southern Bank. By On Bant of Tennessee and tht Union Bunk. Bank of Tennessee, Bank of Middle Teao. Planters' bank, Union Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Chattanooga, llauk of Memphis, Bank of Paris, Bank of the Union, Buck's Bank, Kzchang, Bank. Cltisens' Bank, Olty Bank, Farmers' Bank, Merchants' Bank, Northern Bank, Southern Bank, Traders' Bank, Kentucky Banks, New Orleans Banks. Col. Richardso.. It U positively and authoritatively stated that this gentleman re ceived the appointment of Governor of Ne braska after informing the President that he believed Doutflus was right on the Kansas ia aue and the Executive wrong. f3f" Gen. Scott'a report on the conditione and wanta of the army ia published. It ia bitef and to the point. He refera to the in ceaaant Indinn wara.the harrassing duty there by imposed upon the army, the inadequate force employed, and recommends an increase of tho army by the addition of one regiment of horae and three regimenta of foot; alao the eufiatment of men for particular corps of the service, aa tending to promote military efficiency. A revision of the army regula tiona and the Infantiy tactics in use ia also ; recommended, and suggestions regarding the ! physical comfort and moral elevation of the troops are made. ; ? Returr of Gem. Walker. The Northern , Light arrived at New York on the 28th ult. , bringing California dates of the 5th, and two millions of treasure. Among her passengers " was Gen. Walker, who With 150 of his men, were captured by Commodore Paulding of the U. S. frignte Wabash. Walker ia on pa role. The Lake and river Steamers were ' hauded over to the garrison. These steam ' era had been captured by Walker, but were re-taken by an expedition from the Wabash. Walker at Washirqtoh. Dec. 30. Gen. Walker had an interview laat night with Gen. Cass. The latter repudiated the idea 1 that Gen. Walker waa under arrest, and he waa immediately released from his parole. Commodore Paulding will be recalled. Cnot Engle ie under orders to return to his squad- ' ron on the 5th of January. No civil process .', has yet been issued againat Gen. Walker. '. At the proper time he will bring a claim for justice, which he hop.e the government will ' be disposed to award. This, however, is ( considered doubtful at present Revolution: in Mexico. Mobile, Dec. 26. Accounts received here announce that a rev olution litis taken place in Mexico, and Com onfort been proclaimed Dictator. The Con gress of the Republic has been dissolved and the city of Mexico ia in arms. A proclamation haa been issued by Com onfort, annulling the present Constitution of Mexico, and it ia proposed to call an extraor dinary Congreaa to form a new Constitution, The army in several of the large States have declared in favor of Comonfort, and there ia not at present any open opposition. , The Treasury Notes. The Secretary of the Treasury has decided that the denomi nations of these notes, recently authorized by Congress, ahull be 8100, $500,and 81,000. Contracta have been made with Rawdon, Hatch & Co., ot New York, for engraving the plutea for the notes of the smaller de nominations, and with Nopping, Carpenter & Co., of Philadelphia, for the other denomina tion. They are to be executed in the best style of American art. It ia expected that these notes will be ready for issue in about two weeks, Hr" A clergyman at Cincinnati has sued a druguiat of that city for 810,000 damages . for making for him a wrong prescription, which serioualy affected his voice. OrjT'The Cincinnati Commercial says. De mocrat io politicians, just returned from Washington, carry a look of dismay In their countenances. They any that verily there ia do sham in the attitude of Douglas. He is chock full of war, and ready for war to the knife, and knife to the throat When some easy old Democrat, who thinks "the party" approximates io durability to the aun and (noon, approaches one of those fresh from the Capitol, with a remark, such as; "I sup pose this rMl wll) ,oon be oveft lhe te,f,onM is with expltitive adornments moat emphatic "No, sit! thr Is ,,! to be a fight a genuine rough-and-tumble, bite-and.gouge P,tcn"in" Sch is the atate of facta, PBT Kanaaa advices to the 8t Lonls Re publican state that the Stat Conatitution with Slavery ia carried by a large majority. It la reported that a large body of men hate gone to Lecompton to seixo lh Territorial arms. A STATEMENT OF THE FINANCES OF McMINN COUNTY, TO DECEM BER 81, 1857. Amt in hands of Trus tee Dec. 31, 1856, 81100 84 Chargeable amt since aaid aettlement : Amt ree'd of Wm.George, C. C. Clerk, for County Revenue to Sep. 1,'57, 430 35 Amt rec'd of J. F. Slover, Cir. C. Clerk, to Sep. 1,'57. 4.8 73 Amt due fromC.F.Gibaon,450 00 Kec'd from Commission ers of Poor House, 63 43 Due from J. W. Gibson, 745 00 Additional tax report'd by A. G. Small, lor 1856, 37 24 Gross amount of County Revenue due for '57, 5824 73 Amt rec'd under small offence luw for '56-7, 209 2588899 54 Credits Allowed: 255 Claims counted mark ed paid on new book St burned, amounting to 3445 39 101 old Claims, counted i' and numbered on old book, marked paid and burned, 681 99 By this sum, A G Small, tax collector's commia- . sion on county revenue for '56 the gross amt having been charged to Trustee, 188 67 By amt releaaemeots bp Co. Court to -come off revenue for 1856, 71 97 Commission to Trustee on revenue for 1856, 157 73 Commission on 6 B. case, 3 84 Commission on 8190 60, amt rec'd under small offence law for '56-7, 9 63 4557 60 In hands of Trustee Dec. 3167, 84341 94 Liability of County as follow : Due Trustee hi commis sion on 88690 29 at 6 per cent, for which he has had no allowance, 434 51 Commission to J. Rogers, tax collector for 1857, on 85824 72, (nsuin- log that additional tax es will cover removals and insolvents,) 349 48 Amt of claims issued and not taken up on new . boob, 89 3 Claims allowed and not " issued, 636 17 Due to juors and sheriffs at December term of Circuit Court, 1857,' 315 00 ' . Probable amount of old 1 ' , claims outstanding, not" numbered and regis'ed, 200 00 1924 53 In the Treasury after pay ing all liabilities, 82417 41 All of which is respectfully submitted. JNO. L. BRIDGES, County Judge. The Appropriation made by tht Court for 1857, are, in part, a follows: To Pu upera at Jan., 1 857, 1 42 00 April, ' 105 00 Oct, 120 00 8367 00 Pay of jurors, sheriffs, die at Dec. term of Circuit Court 1856, 88 CO April term, 1857, 218 00 August term, H 128 60 434 50 For bill costs as certified by Court and Attorney General : December term, 1856, 122 60 April " 1857, 193 41 August 171 06 487 07 A. D. Briant, tax assessor, 600 00 J. L. Bridget, holding Court 1857, 75 00 Bills of costs to Justices ander small offence law, 29 00 For Bridges in the County: At Partition's 60 00 . Snidcr's, 200 00 , . Purshall's Mill, 100 00 Cooke's Mill, 25 00 . , Hoyle's, 25 00 File's, 25 00 Cross ditch in Athens 18 00 443 00 To variom persons for coffins furnished deceased paupers, 30 00 To county officers for returns of juriee of view, 12 00 Wood at Court House, 9 90 Sign Boards, 13 40 Road Tools, . . 64 30 Advertising Jail, 11 00 Sheriff Gouldy ex-officio services, Jail fee,and waiting on Courts, 130 60 W. George, Co. C. Clerk, ex-officio, 50 00 Scholastic Report, 30 00 80 00 Th.ra hnv lin for 1857. 119 overseers of roads appointed, 44 juries of view grant ed, 17 overseers of ro ids released upon af fidavit from payment of poll tax, they having served aa such 13 months. Downfall of Democracy and Re-organixa- tion of Parties. The following ideas from the pen of the editor of the Memphis Bulle tin are by no means peculiar to him, but are gaining expression substantially in various quurters: llr. In Tennessee, the amrit ia likely to be substantially and in effect, though perhaps not in name, the essential elements of the old battle between whifim and democracy Conaervatism and Ultraism. The signs nre unmistakable that latterly, a new faith, new dogmas of political ere. d, new and bolder teachings after what some fanny to be "Pro gress," have been germinating in a portion of the potential democratic mind oi me iaie, tt hleh. iiiniinira it aa the nolith'inns mnv en deavor, will be content with nothing but the ariiitrnment oi tne people. In other quarters ol the Union, too, there are ripening rivslriea and jenlousies of lead era, there are fomenting contrarlties of views of public policy, which must lead to new or ganizations of party. It would be difficult for any one to predict with any certainty, in to what nolitical aaaoeintiona he may or may not be thrown, within the next two or three years. We are on the threshold of beginning another cycle in the round of our grand experiment at self government May it prove as fortunate aa the past ones huve been prosperous. SUPEMMTEHDEIIT OP THC STATE ROAD. Dr. John W. Lewis of Caas county haa been appointed Superintendent of the Western Sl Atlantle Railroad. Washington, Dec. 30. The steam frigate Niagara has been detailed to assist in laying the lelcgraphio cable. The President and Mr. Secretary Toucey are understood to be very favorable to the enterprise. SUPPRESSION OF CONGRESSIONAL AGITATION. The complete and final suppression of agi tation on the subject of slavery in the halls of Congress, waa the avowed and leading purpose of the authors and advocatea of the Kanaas-Nebraaka bill.- It waa with this view, (says the Richmond Whig,) and thia view only, that men of all partiea and of all sec tions united in accepting that bill, and in de fending it every where, and on all occasions. If a majority of the people had not been ful ly convinced that its paasage would result in banishing alavery agitation from the halls of Congreaa, the Misaouri Compromise would never have been repealed. But, what have been the facta of the case! Has there been even the slightest diminu tion of agitation in Congreaa on the ques tion of slavery, in consequence of the enact ment of the Kansas-Nebraska billl Haa the exciting subject of "niggers," and questions pertaining to "niggera;" occupied any leas of the time and attention of that honorable bo dy! On the contrary, is it not a fact aeen and admitted by the whole country a' tnelan cholly and alarming fact that the slavery agitation, bo'h in and out of Congreaa, has been immeasurably and fearfully increased? Haa there been a single session of Congress, or scarcely a day during either session, since the passage of the Kansas bill, which has not been literally consumed In heated and perni cious discussions of the slavery question, in some form or another ! There has not been, aa every man, woman and child in the coun try well knows. And now, after the expira tion of nearly four years since the introduc tion in Congress of the Kansas-Nebraska bill, what is the condition of the country, and what the prospects of peace the permanent peace which the Democratic authors and advocates of that bill so glowingly pictured for us, as the certain and inevitable result of their grand panacea for all the agitation which has so' long distracted and i.fflicted the coun try? Ia the laud, or any portion of it in the enjoyment of the repose and happiness which they predicted and promised? Are the tempera and deliberations of Congress no longer disturbed by vexations, and har rasxing, and dangerous discussions on the subject of slavery? Has agitation ceasedl Each one can satisfactorily answer these questions for himself. Instead of the Kansas-Nebraska bill composing the strifes of the country, allaying all aense of danger, and establishing an honorable and lasting pesce, it has inflamed agitation anew, and added ten fold to its original intensity, until now at this very moment the prospect of a pacific aolution of the one great trouble of the country ia more remote than ever before. The people of Kansas are now diligently pre paring for civil war, and Congress is all ablaze with angry and fierce disputations over the true meaning and interpretation of the very act, which its uuthors and advocates told us would bring healing on its wings, and in augurate a long, bright era of sectional good will, of fraternal concord, of national peace and national happiness. Such Is the alarming and deplorable condition of the country to day such the threatening and gloomy as pect which clouds the brow of the future. Need we ak what party has been in power these four yeurs, and who are responsible for the evils which both afflict and menace the country? With nothing to obstruct their sway, the Democracy have had possession of the General Government and of nearly all the (State governments. They have had the execution .of the Kansas-Nebraska act in their own hands exclusively. They have had sole control of Kansas, and all its affairs. They have had it in their power to establish peace in the land, and bauiah forever sec tional strife and discord, in pursuance of their promises and their platforms. But :hey have signally failed, and outrageously deceived a confiding people. And should not the people visit upon them their Indignation and their wrath? The President's Message as a Whole. The New Orleans True Delta has not fallen in love with the Message of the President It pronounces it a poor affair, tedious, stupid and pusillanimous, and thinks it unworthy the Chief Magistrate of a young and pow erful Republic. Quoth the True Delta: "Mr. Bachanan never had nerve, never could rise to a proper conception of what befitted a grent nation, una now mat ins vianr hel'nru the country thev will scarce Iv excite astonishment as they were expect ed, nor do minchief because there ia not a hn-l r a eh, in imi that any recommendation of his will be responded to by the action of Congress. The message reads like the pro duction of a resurrected old federalist and not thut of the first eiiriicr of the proceed Inga of the Ostend Conference." The True Delta ia an ultra democratic sheet ono of the "manifest destiny" stripe and ia diplenaed with the President be- cause the measage does not recommend the stealing of Cuba and the fitting out or sla vers for the Cong" trade. Luckily for the Administration, and perhaps for the country, the Delta's views meet with no response outside of a very limited circle in Its own immediate neighborhood; and its expressions of disapprobation will hardly create much of a sensation beyond the boundaries of the editor's sauctuin. t-if Sneaker Orr has announced his de termination to enforce strictly the rule pro hibiting the custom of bringing liquors into that Dart of the Capitol under Its especial charge. This, If atricrly followed out is species of reform very much needed, and can not but bo productive of good effecta. It is nnfortunate, howerer that he cannot extend the operatlua of the rules so aa to prevent certain notorious members from surrepti tiously bringing the article into the building in their stomachs. , THE LADIES AND THE CRISIS. Soon after Lot's wife waa suited, aaya the New Orleana Courier, man began to find him self in a pretty pickle. The first original bustle waa iuveuted through that lady's habit of looking back. Some says she did'nt like her lot and some say that she did; but be that as it may, we shall always have a liking for Mrs, Lot and look upon her as the best pre served woman of antiquity. We were never so familiar with the wives of the ancienta aa we are with those of the moderns, owing probably to our not having been fully alive in those duys and sensible to other people's shortcomings. For Cleopatra's needle we don't care a pin; and, for Coesar's wife, we would be the last man to seize her. Potiphur's wife was never after our style; and as for the woman we forget the huzzy's name who wanted John the Baptist's head, we think she might have been satisfied with something else. . The women of to-day are the creatures we go in for. A New York journal has dared to any that they caused the panic We take np arms in their behalf. How could woman be ao dear to ua if we had not to foot her bills ? She aupporta trade, and it waa she who insti tuted the order of milliners, for which we have not the slightest objection, and to speak from personal experience she never caused ns to feel panic-stricken. The lilies of the field dress well, why should not the lilies of the earth ? The first good dressing we ever received was given us at the handa of a woman, otherwise we might be wandering abroad as a young Cupid at the present hour. We went in for pants, know ing that the women would be panting for them. The strong-minded sisterhood of the North were unable to steal them from us. Address in addressing woman came to us in the first boyish suit in which wo were in volved. The ladies never caused the panic. We say it emphatically. We have seen Powers' Greek Slave and dreamt of angels, but they were never much to our taste, on account of the smallness of their wardrobe. The wing of a chicken ia better for a decent man than the wing of an angel, unless the aaid angel have a milliner. But for hoopa how could a woman keep a man at the proper distance? Space ia want ing, or we would enlarge upon .this prolific theme. We mean the hoops, and not the women. The power to deal with women and crinoline at the same time is almost too much for our superhuman pen; in fact at thia mo ment we would rather deal with one at a time. Still the crisis haa been charged to woman, and the British press even the Lon don Times have dared to1 write jocosely on the subject It Is time thai they should know as much of the decency of ailenco as the la dies do of the decency of dress. The bills of mantu-mnkers should be as acceptable to a married man aa the bills of birds, for without billing there should be no rwoing. Division op Texas. The public journals of Texas are discussing the subject of a sub. division of that Slute into two or more States. No State of the Union has increased within a few years more rapidly in population and wealth. The population ia now estima ted at over half a million, and under the next census it will be entitled to six or seven representatives in Congress. The great size of the State, the great dissimilarity of its parts, and the difficulty in the way of con stant communication between all of its parts and the one centre of government are the reasons urged in support of the division. . It will be remembered that the joint resolutions annexing Texas to the Union provided for its ultimate subdivision into five States. The line of division suggested, is the ame with ' that now dividing the Stute into two con gressional districts, . The Flood ih Alabama. The Selma Re porter says that the loss from Tuscaloosa down to Demopolis, by the recent rise in the river, is variously estimated nt from one hun dred and fifty to two hundred thousand dol lars. The loss, fortunately, fulls on those best able to bear it It is very usual to have high water at this season of the year, and when it enme, moat of our planters were uu prepuired for its reception. Tni A sea or Utah. It may be a matter of some interest to our readers to know some thing of the comparative extent of that Ter ritory of the United States, whose chief of ficer is bidding defiance to our government According to Col ton, the area of Utah is 269, 170 square miles. To engineers, and a few others, this will give a just idea of its vast extent but the majority of people will form a belter estimate by being told that it is as large as the whole of the New England States, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky and Tennes see. Or to compare it with European coun tries, it is equal in extent to Great Britain and Irelaud, Switzerland, Prussia and Den mark, with the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Mann, and the Ionian islands added. St. Louis, Dec. 30. The Democrat pub lishes an account of a serious collision in Bourbon county, Kansas. The .Marshal's posse was fired into by a gang of free Suite men, killing one man and mortally wounding two others one of the lutter is the Marshal, and he la very seriously hurt. Lane ia en trenched and threatens to reaiat the dragoons, If attacked. Acting Governor Denver haa furnished the Territorial Militia with arm a. Ijf- The editor of the Wire-Graaa Repor ter, aaya that a number of beautiful and per fect claims of title of lands in that country have lately earns to his knowledge which are entirely spurious, and that psper advises strangers to be earrful of where they buy lands io South Western Georgia. CARRIER'S NEW YEAR'S ADDRESS. A twelve months mora haa passed and gone. Bow swiftly time ia passing on I The past is now beyond recall A "Naw Ysas's Girr!" to one and all I Laat year was famous for hard timet For brokea banks and daring erimes ; The panic earns oa all mau, And thousands fell like broken glass) The Banks eried out "Snspendl Suspend!" And not one dollar would they lend I Why should the Banks sutpend ene day, While others have their debts to psy ? Why should the Banks eharge heelve per cent And I but six on money lent? Sis is enough for rich and poor Banks should not dart to charge us more. Beware of sneaking "Wild Cat Banks," They're sure to plsy some awful pranks, ' Into your house they slily creep, And make their grab while you're asleep I "East Tennessee" haa bean disgraced, To gratify Bill Ohurekwsll'i taste 1 And those who hold his worthless trash, , Would eurse the man that ealls it Cash I I hope that those who make oar laws, Will not forget to clip their clatet. For when the truth is plainly told, All Banks should be as good as Gold I In fifty aix all grain was high. But most of farmers had to but 1 In fifty seven the prices fell, The farmers all had lots to ullt That was enough to cause hard times, Throughout our own and foreign dimes I But here the mischief did not end, The Brokers made the Banks suspend I But Banks should be compelled to loan And circulate their notes at home, Then this would stop the Brokers' fuo They could no longer make a nl'f Democracy has now unfurled Her Banneis o'er the Western World I They el aim that they have had the reign For twenty years bin) all in vain I Ia place of bags of sliming Gold I As old Tom Benton once foretold. They have fulfilled their empty brags, With broken banks endpaper rags I ' Who has not heard the Locos sing I From morn till night they made it ring "The meanest thing I ever saw, ' Waa Henry Clay and the BanXrupt Lawl" . But now the times are sadly ehanged, Both men and Banks are all deranged: Behold the Loco's under jaw I Old Buck is out for a Bankrupt Law I " What will they dot they'll ohange their tune, And that before the next new moon 1 From "Union" dovn to "Cleveland Banner," They'll make it ring lust in this manner: "The nicest thing I ever taw, V as old Jim Buck and his Bankrupt Lav I" And all full-blooded Democrats Will raise the shout and wave their hats. The Americans are lying low. Wailing to strike a heavy blow I And when they get a little madder. They'll knock the rounds from Jacob's Ladder! It's all in vain to oroak and fret While all the world is deep in debt Sell off your grain, and never fear, And pitoh a larger crop this year. All loafers now must go to work They have no chance to dodge or shirk, Their case admits of no appeal, And they must either work or steal I To one and all, both Jew and Turk, Don't go in debt, but go to work I And then hard times will pass away, Like mist before the King of day I Amid these dark and squally tiroes, It's orful hard to make good rhymes, But Cleage's Mill runs so smooth and steady, I can out rhyme old "Rough and Ready," That Mill perfornisjuet like a charm, And pours out rhymes big as my arm I . I'm now a Poiekl and nothing shorter! And New Year's rhymes cheap at a Quaatia I can't afford to sell on trust, So please out with your shining dust And then you'll hear a DeviFs laugh I That beats a "Christmas guu" by half I Ahl that's the change 1 tea thousand thanks I I'm richer now than both our Banks I The way tliey'll'inye in my pocket "Will be a sin to Davy Crocket!" I'm now resolved to quit my pranks, And buy out both the Athens Bsnks I Here is the name, and here's my toast: Success to "Bank of Alliens Post " Warts Hia Wipe. A bereaved husband asks a favor of the publio, through the col umns of the Albany Times, as follows: 83 REWARD. The above reward will be paid to whoever will cause the return to me of my wife, Mary. She ia of middle aize, light complexioned, freckles on her face, short hair, tiimed be hind, and wears beaucalchers is about fifteen years of age, and ol a loving disposition, and had on three rattau hoops. WILLIAM SNOW, Corner of Lode and Maiden. In a Hurry. For the benefit of those who may attempt to write for the press "in a hurry," we would especially recommend the following. It will be serviceable a lifetime, if properly respected: VeiiT Good. The N. O. Christian Advo cate tr-ata an illiterate writer foi that paper with but little ceroinony. Witness the fol lowing: "After three pages of msnuscript P. S. To Editor Please excuse me for not correcting mis takes and writing the rules of punctuation as I write in a hurry. r. w. a. Note. We make haste to throw it under the table, being also in a hurry. Editor. Irelaud. Erormous Jmportatiors or Breadstuffs. The Cork Reporter states there is plenty of food in the harbor, but no one to buy it There are on shipboard, seek ing purchasers, the enormoua quantity of 8 598 tons of wheat 9,188 tons of Indian corn, 8,073 tons barley, and 869 tona oata, besides immense quantities of beaus, rice, sugar, fruit nl other articles of household eonai'imption. And further, great consign ments of the same excellent commodities are known to bo on their way to the same pott THE MYSTERIOUS MANOR HOUSE. prom the prerch. ' It was one Friday evening in the month of December, 1725. The greatest ailence reign ed oa the road towarda Orleana, which waa at last broken by the sound of horses appar ently approaching; shortly two ridera came in sight nd on might have heard from them the following converaation. "At laat we are arrived at this mysterious chateau." "Not yet Alfred de Courcy." Our two travelers, following this route, had reached an old manor house, which was fast falling to decay. A peasant called out to them "What are yon doing there? that chateau ia the abode of goblins and evil genii; for more than a hundred years no one has dared to enter it." "What difference does that make!" return ed Alfred de Courcy, with an air of skepti cism. "Storiea about dead men returning, were formerly useful, to frighten women and children, but now they amount to nothing;' and without the slightest trepidation he en tered. The other cavalier and the peasant drew back in astonishment The atairoaae almost sank under the footsteps of our young daredevil. He mounted boldly, and seeing a door before him he advanced toward it It opened of itself. "What's the mutter there V he cried In as tonishment; "nobody Uvea in thia old cha teau!" . "Thia old chateau," waa echoed back to him, and again the most profound silence fell upon all around him. He entered a gallery, and the moonlight streaming through a window lent an air of diabolism to un apartment which would oth erwise have been no way remarkable. "Come on,' courage!" he said to himself, and the most frightful Bilence succeeded these words, which waa broken only by the sound ot liis footsteps. He continued his walk, and at the end of the gallery he found a bedroom, the only furniture being a bed, and a table on which he laid his pistols. Midnight sounded from the clock of a neighboring church; the moon was covered by a cloud, and the deep est obscurity reigned throughout the room. Presently the sound of chains was heard, and then a muffled voice pronounced the words "Who are you, roah young man? Why do you come to my abode?" and instantly a cold hand seized hold of Alfred, who caught up his pistols. "Man or devil," aaid he, "depait, or I'll kill you." The phantom laughed. "Quit this room, or I fire." "Fire if you like, returned the phantom. The report of fire-arms waa heard; Alfred hnrj discharged his pistols at the ghost but the balls bounded back to him again. "Impotent attempt," aaid the spirit "the wenpona of men are destitute of power over us." Alfred became almost rigid with terror. He trembled before the spirit which advanced toward him. At laat he eeized hia aword and attempted to atrike with it but the sword flew out of his hand with a clash. Then came a voice which anid : "You have trembled for the first time in your life, Alfred de Courcy," and all fell bock into the most profound ailence. The cloud which obscured the moon passed off, and the dead body of Alfred de Courcy lay atiff on the chamber floor. ' The next day it was reported in the neigh borhood that a young cavalier had entered thu chateau and hud not been aeen to come out again; but nobody dure go near the mauor in order to ascertain his fate. Some ten years after, one day during the year 1735, some persons who had stopped in front of the chateau, at a abort distance off, aaw a monk enter. Consternation wua at its height when, after about a quarter of an hour he was seen to come out; every one ran up to aak him who inhabited it . "No one," was the reply. "How!" they eried on all aides; "some yeara ago a young man went in thero and never waa seen to come out again." "It was I who assassinated him," replied the monk. "Tell us how," they all demanded. "The reciUl is too painful to me have pity on me spare me this. Yes, I killed my friend. I alone was the cause of his death!" And when they Insisted upon having the story, he spoke nearly as follows : For a long time thia chateau had the repu tation of being haunted. One day, in the yeur 1725, as I was speaking of it with Alfred de Ceurcy, he smiled. "What you doubt," said I, "do not believe in ghosts?" "I'll lay a wager," he replied, "that I will pass a night there without trembling." A month after, we directed our course to the old chateau. I had draw n the balls from my friend's pistols, and taken away the blade of his sword and replaced it by one of glass; I covered myself with a aheet and toward midnight entered the room where he was. He attempted to fire at me, bet I threw buck his balls; he tried to strike me with his sword, but it broke in pieces when, alas! he fell down in a awoon. I threw myself upon him, but the swoon was death I Since that day my crime has been continually present to my mind; I was guilty of murder. 1 became a monk, and I leave my retreat once a year, on the anniveraary of the crime I have commit ted." The monk burat into tears, and departed Since then no one haa feared to enter the old chateau, which having changed hands, and been restored from ita state of decay and ruin, la now occupied aa the country seat of a nobleman's family. -iT A clerk in the Suffolk Bank, Boston, has defaulted to the amount Of 14,000. The Utah Armt. The St Louis Repub lican aaya: The expresses which have recent ly arrived at Fort Leavenworth, from tho Army of the West bring information that the whole force, with the exception of Col. Cooke'a command, had concentrated oa Black'a Fork, and were moving towards Fort Bridger, from which they were distant only a few miles. The progreaa of the army waa exceedingly slow, sometimes making only? two or three miles a day, and then encamping; in the night The horses, mules, and other animals were giving out hourly, and it is not worth while to conceal the fuel that all the animals will perish this winter. While thia is the case, it is satisfactory to know that tho troops would soon be in a position where they could bid defiance to the Mormons, and the elements would not harm them. Tho supply trains had all arrived, and were ia company with the military, and there would be an abundance of provisions for t)ie wholo army. Fort Bridger, it will be recollected, is 113 miles from Great Salt Lake City, but between that Fort and the city all the great obstacles to the march of the army are inter posed. The drifting snow fills up the lan ons and passes, and an impassable barrier ia presented to the march of the troops until next Spring. We are gratified to learn that there are thirty-five coinpaniea of United States troops in Kansas, the whole' ' of which may be put in readiness for a march across the plains by the middle of April next These can be fol lowed by the new regiments, a large portion of whom, It must always be borne in mind, must be detailed to escort the baggage trains, but if the propper measures are at one adop ted, the new army will be in Great Suit Lata City before the 1st of July. Whether they will find the Mormons there, or anything but bleak desolation, is another matter. A Mother's Love. We are indebted to Lamartine's exquisitely fine pen, for the fol lowing touching and graphic illustration of a Mother's Love: In some spring freshet, a river widely washed its shores and rent away a bough, whereon a bird had built a cottuge for her summer hopes. Down the white and whirl ing stream, drifted the green branch, with its wicker cup of unfledged song; and flutter ing beside it aa it went the mother bird. Unheeding the roaring river, on she kept, her cries of agony and fear pieicing the pauses of the storm. How like the love of the old fashioned mother who followed the child she had plucked from her heart all over tho world. Swept away by passion, that might be, it mattered not; bearing away with him, the fragmenta of the shattered roof-tree, though he did, yet that mother was with him, a Ruth through all his life, and n Rachel at his death. ' ' Ilia Boots. The Chnrlostown Advertiser says a whalo of the liumpedrbaekapesiaa war -driven ashore at Nnhant, a few days since, and upon being cut opeu a pair of boota mnrked "J," in a good stute of preservation, where found in his entrails. It is supposed that the boots, as they were marked "J," belonged to Jouah, and were taken off and left behind by'nccident when ho luuda hia exit from the big fish. A Successful Hurt. A letter from tho Osage Nation, dated 7th December, snys: "The Osnge Indians are just returning from the full hunt. ' They bring with them twenty-three Pawnee scalps ns trophies of their success." Peabodv's Corn. The Clinton (Oneida co.) Herald, in the State of New York, put forth the following notice concerning Ptubo- dy'a Corn: - Exctlcissima! The tallest corn that the Kirk land sun ever shone upon, was raised during the past Benson by Mr. E. B. Lucas. The average height of the stalks wns four teen feet A ladder was used in binding to gether the tops of the shocks. ' Many of the sulks yielded twelve ears apiece, and some of the ears were twenty-rowed, others six-teen-rowed or less. The whole yield was at the rate of two hundred bushels per acre. This variety of corn was Introduced by Mr. C. A. Peabody, of Columbus, On., and la called "Peabodv'o Prolific." It requirea a long aeason and rarolul culiivution. It rlpena readily on Long Island, and is well worth the attention of farmers. Children. Christ, in blessing the little ones of Judea, blessed ull children; and meant that we should reverence them as the hope of the world. How, when life grows dark before us when Us woes oppress, and ita crimes appal, we turn instinctively to lit tle children, with their brave, sundy faces of fuilh and good cheer their eyes of uncon scious prophecy, and drink from lhe full fountain ol their fresh young natures, cour age and cam fort; and deep draughts of divino love and constancy. How a child's pure kiss drags the very honey of heaven into the heart soured by worldly mislortune! how a child's sweet mile falls like oil on the waters of thoughts vexed by worldly care, and soothes tliein Into peace! A Good Horse. The New York Spirit of the Times gives the following characteris tic of s good horse : ' I. His eyes, even when seen in the stable .m nprfepLlt clesr and Irnnxnarent. and the , - j , pupils or apples of the eyes ure like in color ana size. 2. On being nipped In the gullet, he will utter a sound like that from a bellows. If on the contrary, he should give vent to n dry, husky, short cough, beware of him. Hia wind is unsound. 3. His legs are smooth snd "clean." If you find bunches or puffs, or a difference in eize, though ha may not be lame, disease lurks there. 4. If broad and full between the eyee, ho la auaceptiblo of being trained to almost any- lh6.ffif some white or parti-colored, lie Is docile and gentle. Charles Cassidat. A correspondent of of the Loulavllle Journal says: r "Charles Cassday, who was 20 years ago considered the equal of Grundy, if not hia superior for brilliant qualities of llitclect, died a few days since at the poorhouse, io Sumner eouuty," I i ! : I 4s! 5'! ! 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