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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
ATHENS, TEM., FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 1858.
VOL. X.HW. 07.
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TKitirrst
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" V Office oq Main street, next door to the old Jack
asn Hotel.
THE POST.
ATllt'.NS, IKIIIAV, Jt XV. 11, 18SS.
NOTKS OF THE BANKS OK TKNNKWEK,
Deceived by ths Stnte, Union and Planters Banks of
Ttmuvsiec, at Xnshvlllu.
Bytht 'uriOrs' Bank.
Hank of Tennessee,
Union llnnk,
l'lanters' Hunk,
Meretiants' Hank,
Farmers' lliink,
llank of Paris,
Hank of Commerce,
Bank of Memphis,
Northern Bank of Tunn.
Hank of America,
l'lllu-ni' Bank,
llsnk of t'liatiannopa,
Bank of Mi. I, Ik- Tenn.
t'miimerelnl Itank,
gmitlierll Bank.
Bank or the union.
By th Bunk of Tenneuf ami lm I'tilon Suit.
Itank of Tennessee,
Planters' Bank,
Union Bank,
Bank of America,
Hank of Chattanooga,
Bank of Memphis,
Bank of Paris,
Bank of the Union,
Buck's Bank,
Baok of Mid.lle Tenn.
Cltlsens' Bank,
City llank.
Farmers' Itank,
Merchant' llank,
Northern Bank,
Southern Hank,
Traders' Bank,
Kentucky Hanks,
New Orleans Banks.
Washington, June 2. The Senate yester
day discussed the miscellaneous Appropriation
bill, nnd the House the Fort Snclling Sale
report. There was no conclusion by cither
when they mljonrned Inst night.
New Yoisk, Juno 2. The Herald's corres
pondent says that nn Ami'ricnn vessel was
fired Into off l'ensacoln and one man killed.
The steamer Fulton has gono in chase of the
cruisors.
Tho Times' correspondent says that con
siderable uneasiress is felt at the British Em-
HKV I1L V IIHIIIIIL'LIHI. IPHL CO 1 1 IHIIlll H ni'l'IIT in
. UT...I.! . I - - n ; 1-
i Gulf between the English and American
r vcuels before Lord Napier's despatches
,i. it.;i;i. a .1. i n. .,.(.. i,. .
. 1 . i . I . r II I:
10 ue sen i oy special sicnmer iroui uaii-
ln ftiirmllrfn.
had Already occurred between the
ii anu wi j
The Washington correspondence of
ft.!s informed by Mr. Bernhisel,
. lo. . .
lllnli Ihnt. tun ttilMHinn nl
'"to salt Lake City, would re-
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ie ol num.
.,).... 1'.i,,l.liiiT Ii nil inlnri'iniv.
vuiiiiiiuuiii . iiuiiiiiij, ...... (('
me i resilient, nuu iuuuiui, uuuou wuiuu
-.-J II. ..I I. I... J ...... in nrrnutilll.
niKI mill. I1U lltlU nil il'UdVlli III ....voni.;;
ker. that he was cnrrvinc out their wish.
n Hi letter. I lu first doubted this after
i filibusters wero safely on board his ship,
Walker told him that two members of
i Cabinet were privy to his scheme, and
had signified their approval of it, and one ol'
these Ministers was no other than the IV'ini
er himself. Gen. Cass replied to this that
lie thought he should be able to prove an
alibi. The other Cabinet officer implicated,
as rumor has it, is Thompson. The Commo
dore's receptiou was courteous but not cur
dial. Death of Wilkins Tannk hill, Esq. We
nre pained to bo called upon to announce the
death of Wilkins Tnnne hill, Ksq., which
event occurred at the residence of his son-in
law, Wm. T. Berry, Esq., near this city, nt
oue o'clock yesterday.
Mr. Tannehill was well known through
out the Slate as n journalist and literary wri
ter. For several years he has been suli'oring
from blindness, and, of late, from slight men
tal affliction. lie was aged seventy one
years.
We content oiirself with the bare an
nouncement of this event this morning,
hoping hereafter to be able to present n nntiee
more worthy of the talents, and high position
which the deceased has occupied in the litera
ry nnd political history of the Slate and coun
try. AVisni llunnrr June 3.
Serious Aiu'Reiiensions of Wail It is
said, nt Washington, that Lord Napier has
given it as his opinion that the Derby Minis
try will tiiko ill stand upon the "right of
visitation," ns absolutely essential to the
suppression of tho slave trade n work to
which both governments nre solemnly
pledged. If so, tho President lias declared
his purpose, to givo orders to seize and bring
Into port all Itritish nrnicd vessels, attemp
ting to carry out such mistaken notions.
So, should these statements bo true, and the
Jlritish government does not recede, a colli
sion can scarcely be avoided.
A Poudtisu Thomas. Tho Cassville
Standard don't beliovo that that $10,000
was ever lost "sure enough" by tho Adorns
Express Company. It lias no doubt that the
full amount has been paid over by the Com
pany to Hall, Moses & Co., and that the
Company will also promptly pay over the
f 1,500 if tho missing package is ever re
stored; but suggests that the whole alfairmay
be an advertising ruse to convince the public
of the promptitude and solvency of the Coin,
liany and tho extent of its resources in
other words, that it never lost the package.
A l'ltorHtcv. Tho Washington States
says that the man who expects to see a tele
grnpic connection between England and Amer.
lea before he dies, will have to keep on liv
ing until tho phi) of the world, and then die
disappointed.
Washington, Juno 1. In tho Senato to
n bill was reported to prelect (lie proper
'cxico or Central Ameiua.
THE FLORIDA INDIANS NICE SPEC
ULATION SPOILED.
These Indinans, to a large horde of spoils
men and speculators, liavo been as fruitful
as a California gold mine ever since Van Du
ren's administration. We dare say that
from the year 1857, the aggregate expenses
of the government on adcount of these In
dians a few hundreds in number, all told
have amounted to the handsome-figure of
at least sixty millions of dollars. We aro
assured that the expenses of "the war," as
lato ns two weeks ago, amounted to thirty
thousand dollars a day, although there were
only thirty Indians remaining in Florida, all
told. Each Indian, therefore, requires nn
expenditure of a thousand dollars a day,
which is a very good speculation. In secu
ring the removal of Billy Bowlegs, however,
the spoilsmen and speculators concerned
killed the goose tfiut laid the golden eggs.
Hud llicj managed the matter a little more
shrewdly, they might have kept Billy in the
field for nt least a year or two longer. They
might have bribed him, and helped him to
dodge about in the bushes; but they called
upon the administration, and the administra
tion has ruined their Indian business entire-
We can discover that these frontier specu
lators, contractors and lobby jobbers are at
tho bottom of all these Indian wars; nnd, if
the facts wero nil known, it would doubtless
appear that these intriguing outside spoils
men have had a long finger in the pie of the
Mormon rebellion. Claims from the patriotic
citizens of Oregon, on account of their Indian
wars, are now lying before Congres, to the
extent, we believe, of about five million of
dollars; and we do not suppose that there
will ever be an end to indemnities for, nnd to
bo called for, on account of the Indian
wars, incursions, &c, in Texas, New Mexico
and California. In this view, it would bo
the cheapest policy, by n long shot, for the
government to maintain in the midst of ull
our disafl'ected and wild Indian tribes, n suf
ficient standing army force to maintain order
and to stop the depredations of theso treasu
ry robbers, in tho shape of frontier whito
speculators nnd manufacturers to order of
Indian wars.
We see it stated in some of tho black
republican journals that sympathise nnd af
filiate with the English view of the exercise
of the right of search by British cruisers up
on our ships, that Lord Napier believes the
British government has nnd will insist upon
the right of visit for the examination of pa
pers.
This is the same thing, the difference be
tween the right of visit and the right of
search being even less than between t'veo
dledum and tweedledee. In the old authori
ties on international law the right of search
is always called the right of visit, nnd is spo
ken of as a belligerent right only. The in
sisting by England upon the claim to exer
cise this bel!c 'rent right in a time of peace
makes it a qutolion of war at once, and the
emphatic report of the Senate Coinmitteo on
Foreign Relations mado yesterday is but an
echo of the public, sentiment of this country.
Tho people of the United States nre deter
mined that their flag shall be respected, nnd
that under no pretence, whether sluvo trade
or any other trade, shall their ships be de
tained in .1 time of peace. And this feeling
is not a local one; tho North, South, East
and West nre equally unanimous upon it.
If nny possible distinction can be found it is
that the Northwest is more, indignant at the
insolent exercise, of this right than any oth
er section. But tho entire American people
claim that American ships have the absolute
right to sail the ocean unquestioned in a
lime of peace, when there is no possibility
of their infringing the belligerent rights of
other nations. If England insists upon any
other principle wo must have a war, i.nd in
that case tho sooner we have it the better.
Domestic Troubles of tiik Democracy.
A late number of Forney's Philadelphia
Press, in reference to the ensuing fall elec
tions, has the following: "Preparations aro
making to pour n new batch of documents, in
support of the Lccompton and English ini
quities, into our Slate. Cluh rooms nro be
ing opened at Washington, officered by Jones
and Bigler, nnd filled with clerks, from which
millions of arguments, in favor of these great
wrongs, nre to be disseminated to every part
of the State. Even Oweri Jones is flooding
his district with Steven's report in favor of
the very Senate bill which he so steadily op
posed ! So the issue is not only nceepte I,
but insisted upon; and so let it be. Pennsyl
vania is to bo mado the tattle-ground in Oc
tober. She was the battle-ground in 1850.
The theatre is the same tho actors the same,
and the principle the same, with tho differ
ence that those who were elected to office
upon tho principle bow stand forth fully
armed against it. These latter have many
potent influences on their side. A mass of
patronage held out to n mnssof expectants; n
host of dependents whose bread is safe only
as they defend the wrong; a Senate ready to
reject or ratify, ns Democrats nro fair or fa'se.
Hut wo hnvo great faith in tho result. The
people aro aroused. The public mind is fill
. -,i i. i . .i i i- i ...:il. !...!:
Cil Willi llgni; Hie puniic nenii n un imiinn
lion. If there was a rupture in the strife of
I85C, in honestly supporting an honest creed,
what will it be in 1858, w hen thut samo
creid, basely deserted, implores for rescue
and for championship!
BiiFCKisniuuB Coal Coii'AY. The
whole estate of the celebrated Breckinridge
Coal Company, near Cloverport, K), is to
be sold nt auction on the U8th of Juno next,
to pay a uiortgngo of 350,000. This is an
iinfortunato closo of the affairs of the compa
ny, whoso stock nnd property was valued, a
lew years ago, lit $ 1,000,000 or f 5,000,000
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE
SLAVE QUESTION.
The Archbishop and Bishops of the Cath
olic church, have issued a pastoral letter to
the clergy and laity of Hint denomination.
Among other subjects to which it refers is
the slavery question. We make the follow
ing extract:
The peaceful and conservative character of
our principles, which are adapted to every
form of government and every state of socie
ty, has been tested nnd made manifest in the
great political struggles that hnvo agitated
the country on the subject of domestic slave
ry. Although history plainly testifies that
the church has always befriended tho poor
and laboring classes, and effectually procured
the mitigation of the evils attached to servi
tude, until through her mild influence it pass
ed away from the nations of Europe, yet she
has never disturbed established order or en
dangered the peace of society by following
ineories ot pniianuiropy.
Faithful to the teaching- and example of
the apostles, she has always taught servants
to obey their mas'.ers, not serving to the eye
merely, but as to Christ, and in His name she
commands masters to treat their servants
with humanity nnd justice, reminding them
that they also have a Master in Heaven. Wo
havo not, therefore, found It necessary to
modify our teaching with n view of adapting
it to local circumstances. Among us there
has been no nrntntion on this subject. Our
clergy have wisely abstained from all inter
ference with the judgment of the faithlul,
which should be free on all questions of poli
ty and social order, within the limits of the
doctrine and law of Christ. We exhort you,
venerable brethren, to pursuo this course, so
becoming "the ministers of Christ nnd dis
pensers of the mysteries of God." lt the
dend bury their dead. Leave to worldlings
the cares nnd anxieties of political p.trtizan
ship, the struggles for ascendency, nnd the
mortifications of disappointed ambition. Do
not, in any way, identify the interests of our
holy faith with tho fortunes of any party; but
preaching pence nnd good will to all man
kind, study onlv to win to truth the deluded
children of error, and to merit the confidence
of your flocks, so that, becoming all to all,
you may gain all to Christ
Thf. Forces in or for The Gulf. The
Philadelphia Inqnirer states that the follow
ing is a correct list of tho number and names
of American vessels of war in tho Gulf, or
under orders to nppenr there :
.VaHfs of Vessels Guns.
Steamer Colorado 15
Steamer Fulton 5
Steamer Wnbnsh 40
Steamer Water Witch 2
Sleamc-r Arctio 2
Frigate Savannah 50
Sloop Jamestown 22
ling Dolphin 4
Total number of guns 140
Preparations nre being mado to send more.
The British, already have on their West
India Station a fleet of ships of twice and a
half the ninount of guns of the above list of
American vessels. They have seventeen
vessels in nil, twelve of which nre steamers,
carrying, In tho nggregnte, 357 guns, as fol
lows:
Avalnncho 18 guns.
Atnlnntn 15
llazalisk, steam 6
Buzzard, steam 6
Cumberland 70
Devastation, stenm 6
Forwnrd, gun. boat 2
Harrier, steam 17 -
linnum 72
Indas 78
Jasseur, stenm gun-boat 1
Jasper, " " 1
leopard, steam 18
Rkipjack, steam gun-boat 2
Styx, steam 6
Tartar, " 21
Terror, " 16
Total 357
Thus it will be seen there is plenty of
room for our officers to distinguish them
selves, and a good field for the Government
to engage the best men of tbe service.
I'he SroiLs of War. The English troops
had n rare time of it in Luc-know. It was
impossible, the officers say, to stop the plun
der, nnd from tho ncconnts given they did
not seem disposed to attempt impossibilities.
The plnce was given up to pillage. All the
evidences of barbaric magnificence, furniture,
embroidered, hangings, chandeliers, statue,
mirrors and china were knocked about in
search of treasures. Those who could not
gi t in nt once to carry on the work, searched
the corridors, battered off the noses, legs nnd
arms of the statues in the gardens, or, diving
into cellars, either made their fortunes by the
discovery of unsuspected treasure, or lost
their lives at the hands of concealed fanatics.
The amount of spoils carried off by tho sol
diers is said lo hnvo boen very large.
Mr. Everett's Southern Tour. Mr.
Everett has returned from his southern tour.
Since the month of November he has repeat
ed his discourse on "The Character of Wash
ington," for the benefit of the Mount Vernon
fund, twenty-three times, with an nugrcgnle
net receipt of 14,015; and his nil. Ires on
'Charity" fourteen times, for the benefit of
various charitable institutions, with nn ag
gregate net receipt nf 913,438. The net
receipt of 12,438. The net proceeds of his
oratorial laborers for the last six months, for
tho benefit of the Mount Vernon fund and
various charitable institutions, is $27,078.
l-rY Tho highest waterfall in tho world is
in the Sandwich Islands, and is stated to be
between four nnd five thotisnnd feel high.
I he stream on which tho fall occms runs
among tho peaks of one of the highest moun
tains so high that the water actually never
rrachs the but turn so great is Iho distance
that tho water is converted into mists, and
nsccmls to the clouds again.
t Jj" Tho great majority nf our Smithorn
exchanges oppose the re-opening of the Afri
can slave trnde. Alobilt Tribune.
Anil they represent a vast majority of the
Southern people. X. O. Vicnyimr,
Voti ara riirht, Mr. Tick. At least ninety
nina hundredths of the Southern people nre
eorreotly represented in that short paragraph.
Indeed, we know of no man in the South,
unless it is some ernty fellow, that wishes to
so thn African slave trade re-opened. .Vu-tA-ii:c
Mi'y Stiff.
MORE OF THE MISSOURI FREESOIL.
ERS.
A correspondent of the New York Tri
bune, goes into extucies over the frccsoil re
cruits thut are pouring into that Stnte. Of
the chnractcr of those recruits, wo subjoin a
brief extract from the letter.
"The German element in the population of
Missouri is becoming now a moat important
one in determining the destinies of the Stnte.
The German shopkeeper, mechanic nnd mer
chant nre crowding one portion of St. Louis,
and nlrendy form n population of nearly 75,
000. The German peasant and vine-dresser,
and farmer are settling all over the hillsides
and the beautiful valleys of the interior,
which the American pioneer had neglected
for the rich river bottoms. Villages spring
up where one hears no language, day after
day, but the langungeof the old Fatherland.
German Judges of the Price are appointed in
some of the counties; iicsrapapeni aro pub
lished, laws printed, inftiees posted, school
books issued nil in this foreign tongue.
The beat agriculture of the country is falling
into tho hands of this busy, thorough people.
Slavery melts away before the.frce Teutonic
industry. The slaveholders find themselves
competed with on the market, undersold nnd
far outstripped in the yield of the nrnble
lands. They sell their worn-out fields to
these intrusive- foreigners, and emigrate with
their negroes, in disgust, to Texas. Besides,
as a German well explained to me, the slave
is becoming too expensive on instrument for
labor. A healthy negro man coats now in
Missouri some $1,200. Capital is worth hero
at least 10 per cent, so that his cost to tho
owner, without reckoning expenses of food,
clothing, medicine, and shutter Is $120 per
annum. Then there must be added to this
the cost of his absent or sick days, his"sulki.
ness" (which is, you know, s disease in the
medical books,) his tendency to the"drapeto
mania" (to run away,) and his general dispo
sition to skirk or do badly, work in which he
has no interest. Now, against all these ex
penses and annoyances, the sum of $100 will
procure the services for the ysar to the Dew
settler of a free, intelligent, efficient, careful
German laborer, who takes caro of himself,
and has no sulks. Is it nny wonder, with this
statement alone, that the new comers, wheth
er American or German, detest Slavery, nnd
that the old Blnve-owners aro glad to get rid
of their expensive laborers, and cither turn
Free-Soilers or emigrate to more congenial
circumstances ?"
It is not much wonder that the St. Louis
Democrat, should, in view of theso facts, an
nounce that frecsoilism tins already triumphed
in Missouri. It says that the buttle is already
fought and won, and that the great hope of
the abolitionists is being realized without re
sort to Legislation, and takes to itself and
its friends enthusiastic congratulations on the
fact.
TlIK SoUTIIKSN CoMtfltnCIAL CoSVSSTION AND
Tin Kansas Kill. The Itichmond South,
whose editor was a member of the late South
ern Commercial Convention at Montgomery,
eotunienting upon -H sMUmnt wliiah has
been repeatedly made, fbiit nine-tenths of its
members were opposed to the bill for the ad
mission of Kansas into the t nion, says:
"In our judgment the opinions of the mem
bers of that assembly are entitled to no con-,
sideratiou as an expression of the popular
sentiment of the South.
"For the simple and suflloicnt reason that
it was composed of men who did not repre
sent the popular sentiment of the South. We
are not beting the question.
"We maintain that its utterance should not
be taken for the voice of the people, because
its members, however respectuble as individ
uals, were not the sort of persons to repre
sent the sentiment of the masses. It is a
question if one-fiftieth proportion of the dele
Kates were from the country. It is a ques
tion if one-half were appointed by any re
sponsible authority. They were mainly from
the cities and villages, and instead of being
selected with reference to their views on the
particular subjects agitated in the Conven
tion, were appointed from caprice or regard
to ths chances of attendance.
"liy the very prineiple of its organization,
the Montgomery Convention was an incom
petent representative of southern sentiment.
It was composed of men with partial and ex
treme opinions. The drift of its deliberations
was directed bv a foregone conclusion. Its
action was not" affected by the influence of
the great body of quiet and conservative eiti
sens, and the result of its demonstrations be
trays the nnrrow bias of a clique rather than
an intelligent regard for the interests of the
whole community."
Tin "Styx" to na Caitubkh. The greatest
excitement prevails iu Havana, consequent
upon the late landing of British Marines on
the Island. A letter says :
An American captain, who is about to leave
Havana for the Chinese sens to bring a cargo
of immigrants to Cubs, was fitting up hi" ves
sel in such a manner as to be able to resist
the attack of anv vessel that may assail him
at sea, either going or returning; and he has
declared his intention to light for it, if the
Styx attempts to board ami search him.
Some nf the rich people of Havana so highly
approve of this determination that they have
tillered this captain (20,000 if he can sucoeed
in bringing the pugnacious Styx into the har
bor ns a captured boat. The result of these
bellicose indications remain to be teen; but
no doubt the prompt and decisive measures
of the American government will prevent
the sanguinary intentions of individual cap
tains. litsuKKS in Casaoa. A letter from Mont
real says: "From all parts of Canada we
hear nnthimr but the same unvaried story of
hard times, dull trade, and scarcity of money.
No harder winter, we suppose has ever been
passed through in this country, and there is
but little if any improvement yet. Mr.
Buchanan, of Hamilton, has declared in I ar
liament Hint there aie five hundred thousand
persons in Canada without employment and
without monev a statement which is great
ly exagL'cr.ite"d, but there is no doubt that
much depression and distress prevails. It
was expected that the opening of the navi
cation would brinir relief, but the very low
. . ; ., In rut nril
lines or wheat ami Hour n- - -
operations and diminish returns that the ex
peeled relief is very iinperfeotly renliied.
Chime in Memhiis.-TIio Appeal despoira
of the morula of that devoted lown. It says:
"Whiskev fruit is nbnmlnnt. The nine
o'clock law'is dead. The ridiculous' I ipling
Ordinance' is gone l the tomb of all tho
Cnptilcts. Employment for tho police is in
creasing day by day. There will be no no-
V ii.., fnrco. Tho Recorder
CCSSI'.V l"t Ii-milinK . , ,
alroady finds his docket swelling, and the
amount of serious crimes on Iho increase
.- i i. ..i dm enst of iirosccutinir
ruins iinniiifc up, in - - i . "
criminals will expand in n still greater de-
gree. It is not llie iniiiix ui mi.".. .- .
city that is the main cause of tho change, for
I the business srasoii is nearly over, nnd the
I arrivals at our wharf nru really reduced.
THIRTY-THREE CHEERS FOR CAP-1
TAIN BARTLETT.
Tho following account of the altercation
between Captain Burtlett of the ship Claren.
don and the officer of the British steamer
Buzzard is furnished by Captain Nicholls, of
the barque John Howe, who obtained it from
Captain Burtlett, and is in substance as fol
lows: "The steamer ran in as near as was
deemed prudent, and then fired several gunsi
(blank shots,) which Captain Burtlett under
stood, of course, to be a request for him to
show his colors. He paid no attention, how
ever, to the demand. In a short timo he saw
two boats lowered away nnd manned by fifty
men, with any quantity of small-arms, when
he (Captain B.) took his ensign and laid it on
the cabin table. Soon after the boats arrived
alongside, nnd the commander of the steamer
in person came on board, when Captain B.
received him politely, but protested against
the proceedings and would not allow any of
the men to come on board, threatening to
shoot the first that attempted it. Captain B.
and the British commander then proceeded to
the cabin, when he (llie commander of the
steamer,) commanded him to hoist his en
sign. He replied; "there it lies upon the ta
ble, and if your commission is worth enough,
hoist it yourself."
The British officer, pistol in hand, com
menced pacing the cabin, saying that lie
would seize the vessel and take her to the
port of New York; to which Captain B. re
plied, that was exactly what he Wanted him
to do; when, whether by intent or accident,
Cnpt. B. was struck on the breast by the
hand which held the pistol. Captain B. then
presented his pistol and said: "Sir, keep your
hands off mc, or I will shoot you." The offi
cer replied: "I did not lay my hands on yon;"
when Captain B. rejoined "You did, sir."
The officer inquired if tho sugar on board
belonged to Cap). B.; when he replied "I
never owned n hogshead of sugar in my life."
The sauie question was asked in regard to
the launches, (boats for conveying the sugar
from the shore on board,) and the same reply
given. The officer, completely cowed, pro
ceeded on deck, and, after reaching the deck,
in a perfect rago bellowed forth "Lower
away the gangway ladder;" when Captain B.
quietly said : "Sir, did you order thnt ladder
to bo lowered, or did you request it to bo
lowered !" when the officer said "Will you
please have it lowered I" Captain B. then
gave orders for it tobedono, and the British
er departed without having accomplished his
purpose.
A Mixed Up Lawsuit. An exchnngo pa
per tells of a"mixed-up lawsuit" which came
off in Vermont Inst fall. It seems that Smith
shot a rabid dog that was trespassing on his
lot, and belonging to one Davidson. Dog ran
into tho ro.td nnd frightened n horse belong
ing to Shufelt. Shufult's hori-o rnn away,
upset a wagon, nnd broke n leg belonging to
W. II. Patterson. The question now is, who
shall Patterson sue for damngos Smith,
Shufelt, or Davidson ? As Smith had caused
the accident, Shufelt allows thnt Smith
should foot the bill. Smith's counsel objects
to this by saying thnt Smith wns doing a
lu'A ful act in a lawful manner, and thai, as
the horse was frightened by the dog, the
owner of the dog (Davidson) should pay the
damages. Davidson's lawyer claims, on the
contrary, thnt he is not holden, because the
dog was not mad; nnd, if he were mad, he
would not hnvo frightened the horse had
Smith attended fo his own business nnd let
the dog nlone. How the question will come
out will be known in June, when the court
sits.
Free Thought Free Speech Free Land
Fremont. The Kansns Herald of Freedom
says of the English Conference bill :
"It is needless to say thnt if that proposi
tion is passed, the Lccompton Constitution
will be defeated by the people, nnd then we
nre remanded bnck to our Territorial condi
tion. If the people have nny chance to repu.
diate the fraud, they will do so. They never
will vote to accept n pro-slavery Government
to be organized under tho lcomplon con
stitution they will sooner hang every man
tit tit. attempts it."
Well, hang nnd bo darned, who cares for
Kansas? .V. Y. Aeu s, (Dem.)
t-if"Tiie Kaunas Weekly Herald, of May
8th, says, in speaking of the passage of the
English compromise bill :
I'he question is now localized, and the
iinnnln of Kansns nre the onlv- parties con
cerned. Whether tho proposition is nccepted
or rejected, the question la nt nn end. What
ever the issue may be here In Kansas, its ef
fects will only be Tult here. 1 lie excitement
which has too long agitated the whole coun
try, must now necessarily die nway, for the
material by which it was manufactured is nt
length exhausted.
High Prices for Negroes. The Hernnn
do Press reports the sole of some of the ne
groes belonging to the estate of Mrs. Dement,
of that county, last week, at tho following
fionre: Ghl Amanda, twenty years old,
field hand, with infant five weeks old, two
thousand four hundred and thirty-seven dol
lars; boy Jesse, twenty-one years old, field
hand, two thousand dollars; girl Tennessee,
field hand, twenty vears old, one thnusnnd
seven hundred nnd fifty dollars. The sale
was on six months' time.
Loxo WmsTi.it. The Marysvllls Herald
gives the following account of something new
under the sun, a whistling matoh:
a k,i.ilinis match lately came off at Mo-
kaliimn Hill. Two whistlers commenced at
o'clock in the evening, and kept it up till
...iniiins nf two next mnrnitiL', when one
of them caved in, and was forced to stretrh
his moiilh in all sorts of shapes to B't the
quicker" taken out of it. He "allowed his
lins felt "like thev was the toe of an old boot,
with a large hols in it.
Statu Bank Bii.m Ui'SNt. This morning at
(it o'clock, the tlovernor, 1 reasursr. v.imi
..'.ii ...,i rt.m-i.inry uf State, in aeoordanoe
' . . : I ilia Hitmen one mil-
Willi 1111 voiniiii' - r ,
lion one hundred and forty three thousand
dollars, in note of ths old Hank of the Stale
f Alabama and its Branch.s.-.tfo:r,v
Mail, '16th,
DANIEL BRYAN'S OATH.
Most of the temperance stories of the day
aro weak and washy dilutions of the preced
ing ones; but the following hss a startling
vigor. Daniel Bryan, as appears from the
context, had been a lawyer of eminence but
had fallen, through intoxication, to beggary
and s dying condition. Bryan had married, in
his better days, the sister of Moses Felton.
At length sll hopes were given np. Week
after week would the fallen man lie drunk on
the floor, and not s day of real sobriety mark,
ed his course. I doubt if scother such ease
was known. He was too low for conviviality,
for those with whom he would have associat
ed would not drink with him.
All alone in bis office and chamber he eon
tinned to drink, and even his life seemed the
offspring of his jog. -
- U was early, spring Mae Felton. bird a
call to Ohio. Before he set out he visited
his sister. He offered to take her with him,
but she would not go.
"But why stay here I" nrged the brother;
"you nre faded away, and disease is upon you.
Why should you live with such a brute?"
"Hush, Moses, speak not," answered the
wife, keeping back her tears. "I will not
leave him now, but he will soon leave me
he cannot live much longer."
At that moment Daniel entered the apart
ment He looked like a wonderer from the
tomb. He had his hat on and a jug in his
hand.
"Ah, Moses, how ore ye ?" he (rasped, for
he could not speak plainly.
The visitor looked at him for a few mo
ments in silence. Then, as his features as
sumed a eold stern expression, he said with a
strong emphasised tone.
"Daniel Bryan, I have been your best
friend but one. My sister is sn angel, but
matched with a demon. I have loved you
Daniel, as I never loved man before; you
were noble, geneious nnd kind; but I hate you
now, for you nre a perfect devil incr.rnnte.
Look nt Ihnt woman. She is my sister; she
might now livo with me in comfort, only she
will not do it while you are alive; yet when
you die she will come to me. Thus do I pray
that God will soon give her joys to my keep
ing. Now, Daniol I do sincerely hope that
the first intelligence that reaches me from my
native place, after I have reached my new
home, may be that you ore dead .'"
"Stop, Moses, I can reform."
"You cannot it is beyond your power.
You have had inducements enough to hnve
reformed half the sinners in creation, and yet
you are now lower than ever before. Go and
die, sir, as soon as you can, for the moment
that sees you thus shall not Snd me among
the mourners." '
Bryan's eyes flashed, and he drew himself
proudly up. "Go," he said with a tono of
the old powerful sarcasm, "go to Ohio, and
I'll sond you news. Go, sir, and watch the
post. 1 will yet make you take back your
words."
"Never, Dnniel Bryan, never !"
"You shall ! I swear it !"
With these words, Dnniel Bryan hurled his
jug into the fire place; and while yet a thou
sand pieces were flying over the floor he
strode from the house. Mary fainted on the
floor. Moses bore her to the bed, nnd then
having called in a neighbor, he hurried away,
for the slago wns waiting.
For a month Dnniel moved over the brink
of the grave, but he did not die.
"Onegill of brandy will saveyou,"said tho
doctor, who saw that the abrupt removal of
stimulants from the system that for long
years had subsisted on almost nothing else,
was nearly sure to prove fatal. "You can
surely take a gill nnd not tnke any more."
"Aye," gasped tho poor man, "take a gill
and break my oath. Moses lelton shall
never hear that brandy or rum killed me 1 If
the want of it killed me, then let me die!
But I won't die; I'll live till Moses Felton
shnll eat his words."
Ho did live! nn iron will conquered the
messenger that denth sent Dnniel Brynn
lived. For one month he could not wnlk
without help joyful, prayerful help. Mary
was his help.
A year passed away, and Moses Folton re
turned lo Vermont. He entered the Court
House at Burlington, and Dnniel Bryan was
on the floor pleading for a young man who
hnd been indicted for forgery. Felton stnrled
with surprise. Never before had such tor
rents of eloquence poured from his lips.
The chnrge wns given to the jury and the
youth was acquitted. The successful coun
sel turned from the court room, and ho met
Moses Felton.
They shook hands but did not apeak.
When they reached a spot where none others
could hear them, Brynn stopped.
"Moses," he said, "do you remember tho
words you spoke to me a year ago ?"
"I do, Daniel."
"Will you tuko them back unsay them
now and forever 1"
"Yes, with all my heart."
"Then I am in part repaid."
"And what must be the remainder of the
payment?" asksd Moses.
"I must die an honest, unperjured man !
The oath that has bound me thus far was
made for life."
That evening Mary Bryan was among Ilia
happiest of the happy. No allusion waa
mod in words to that strange scens of one
year before; but Moses could read In both
the countenances of hia sister and hoi hus
band tho deep gratitude they did not speak.
And Diniel Biyan ytt lives, one of the
moat honored men in Vermont, live limes
has he sat in the State legislature, thrice in
the Senate, and ones in ths halls of the lis
tional Congreas.
-tT Palieuce las tree whs as routs sra
1 bitter, but the fruit is very sweet.
A DEPLORABLE DRUNKARD.
Washington, April 16.
Dear Spirit: The following is too good
to be lost, and it is too true to make a juke
or;
Some years ago, Congress numbered
smong its members several who were much
given to a love of liquor, and were frequent
ly seen about the streets of the metropolis
"on a spree." Such conduct on the part of
onr law-makers didn't impress the outsider
with such sn exalted opinion of M. C.'s as
they once had, as the incident 1 am'abont to
relate will show.
Ono hot, moonlight night, during a long
session a party of gentlemen, including sev
era! Members of Congress were seated
around the door of the house of s friend,
trying to get cool, when an old toper, "all
tattered and torn," known as Bill Scraggs,
made his appearance in midst, asked for mon
ey to obtain a night's lodging and something
to eat. The Hon. lit. W., a vory kind-hearU
ed and resnectnbla" Member nf Ilia linnu'
soon engagesl Bill In conversation, and at
ouce aiscoverea mat ne was an educated
man, and remarked to him: "My friend, you
appear to have seen better days: I would
like to know something of your history."
Bill drew himself up, and, alter a short pauae,
said: "Sir I hare seen better days! My
parents were well-to-do, they gave me a good
education nnd profession, and one time, my
prospects in life were ns bright as any man's;
but alas! sir, in nn evil hour 1 became addic
ted todrink.and from that moment I have been
going down, down, until I have become an
outcast, a loafer of no account for noA-.
ing on this earth but to be a Member of Con
gress!" The above is a true story; for among those
who were present, and heard it, was
The Undersigned.
Industry. Every young mnn should re
member that the world has and always will
honor industry. The vulgar and useless idler,
whose energies of body nnd mind are rusting
for waotof exerciso the mistaken being who
pursues amusement ns a relief to his enervat
ed muscles, or engages in exercises that pro
duce no useful end, may look with scorn
upon the smutty laborer engaged in his toil.
But his acorn is an honor. Honest industry
will secure the respect of the wise nnd good
men, nnd yield the rich fruit of an easy con
science, and give that heart self-respect which
is above all price.
y The dialect of the west is rather
strong, nnd slightly hyperbolical. Ons
Brown, who hna lately been traveling in the
Oni-iitpn I. na fnr UK tfnnana anva ttint u-l,
B lllilll III muii iuiuu uirBiica iu aujr 1,11111, i
would like a drink, ho declares that "if he h
a class of whiskey he would throw I
outside of tt, nlmighty quick! A nig
i r : i . . - . i i
John Rogers list, and says: "There i
and Sul, and Sam, and Dave, and Joh
Mary Ann, nnd the baby, nnd the
Thut will do.
fir "Billy, apcll est, rnt, Ift
only one letter for each word?"
-it can i, oe uio: i m
uVVImll I'mi iiiat rnnittr in renin t.i
-I .-..-II.. i i J f 1
: : h,
A Scarlet Rainbow. The Carlisle.!
I'ulriol ol April linn, says a singular-
nomonon was observed in the neighborly
VI II lUtuu, lll I0 iiiuiiuiii; ui ii cuimnu'
fll'lll Ull. Ik na n iuiiiiu., vi m ti--
red hue, in tho west, opposite the sun
sing, at about S A. M. Its appearance is de
scribed as very slnrtling.
Infants' Food. What a baby com in a
Year. When it is necessary to feed infants
artificially, snd cows' milk is used, it should
be first boiled, then skimmed, then sweetened
a little with sugar, und next a little anlt ad
ded, not enoueh to give it n saltish taste;
milk thus prepared will not only prevent the
indigestion and consequent acidity, flatulence,
cholic, dinrrliH'a, Ac, from which sucking
children suffer so much, but it will actually
euro them.
A hearty infant will swallow, during the
first year nl its life, fourteen hundred pounds
of milk, in which are twenty-ono pounds of
cheese, thirty pounds ol butter, and one hun
dred nnd twelve pounds of sugar. At sis
cents a qunrt, with necessary sweetening,
ench "denr little crenture costs, lor lood
alone, fifty dollars fur the first year. Haiti
Journal of Health.
Sh.as Wright's Wealth. The Daily
Wisconsin, speaking of the wealth of the
most eminent American statesmen, concludes
its list with the following reference to Silas
Wright :
"Silas Wright, with hia eslale nf V,00O,
was really wealthier than many others are
with $111(1,000. Ho owed no man anything;
he met his obligations with tho utmost
promptness, and never indulged in any luxu
ry that he could not puy lor. He was a
model of republican simplicity. It should
also be understood that he was not mean In
saving money.
t-tf An Alabama editor says of a Isle
festival occasion : "Several healths and songs
were masterly advanced, and received In Ins
climax of ecstacy er.d unanimity, while the
eloquence was borne from the speukers lips
on the rcsoundiniz pinions of heart felt en-
thusiasm, the dying ei-hors of which were
like the murmuring" or distant thunder
Romk Ijcusts Ths llayou rkirs Udguf
of Iho Sid is responsible for the following:
'pi... u....ta lti.tti-i.Mn Alnnni!r'a rrec-k anil
Clinton aie tilled with locust, ami tin y mska
a roar like a distant waterfall. 'I i . ) I'Mroy
.l,..ul aiynrv kiiirl nf VaireL-iLiiitr. but. am vaL
they have done little or no iluniiia to lbs
crops, mini" nine nj,"i wm nasrn inn may
destroyed a whole crop of lobat-ro in Viiginta,
and afterwards ant upon ths fence by the
roadside, begging a chew of toharso frees
every passing stranger.
Nil Ui l-'l.IIH.'l'liUi Ural IkMUt iLilt f ILia
seusoo, wsa received bars aalurd)i y M
ateamer Columbia, from ( Imrlnalun, N. C,
consigned to A. O. I'ariimlm, l'i'. It o
ground at ins i.anniuiisei amis, nasi
ta, Georgia, from wht irrnHli (Ins
on ths farm of Win. i. h', L"l i
vicinity. It wsa iillaf.d si " U"h M
attracted much klt-nlnli-- V ) ', Jnil ij
(,'im., It iiiily.
if" ll i twisted Ihsl Hi hliMssj J
our hikes r.csiie i)in," i uiwy
lb li.li lhy'iU. f
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