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B. P. 1VISS, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR. Tmrmui M a rear, payable in adranee. tif No paper discontinued until all arrearages art BiiJ, except at tha option of the PublUher. Announcing names or candidates for olllce Caah. Ohituarr Notices oerli I'oes, charged at the regular advertising ratca. All communications Intended to promote the prirata nda or intcresta of Corporation, Societies, Schools or Bdiriduala, will be charged as adroniMiucuts. ATIIKMS. FItlDAY, JII.V 83. 1858. Commercial lelter from Savannah failed this week. Stockholders' Meetins. The Annual Meeting of the Stockholder East Te nnessee nod Georgia Railroad, will be held at the Company' Office, Athens, on Vednesday, 1st day of September. See Notice next Iagc fjy The Report of the Examining Com mittee at Mrs. Cookk's School, handed in Thursday morning, too late for this week. It shall appear next. . Athens Literart Association. The Stockholders of the Athens Literary Asso ciation are requested to meet at the Court house on to-morrow Saturday evening, nt 8 o'clock. ' W. D. Van Uvke, Sec'y. A Don. If there is any one thing per taining to our business that we dislike, it is that of dunning those who occupy the atti tude of jialrtm$ toward us, and we always avoid it when possible. But necessity leaves no alternative; and we are compelled to ask yea, to urgo all who know themselves in debted to the office, either for advertising, job work, or subscriptions, and who can pos sibly do so, either to fall and pay or send their respective dues by mail. We are ad. vised fully that there afe many good men good, as the preachers say, in a wordly sense who hnve no ready cash on hand; but there are hundred of others, whose names are recorded on the debit side of our books, who could easily pay if they ivould. It is to this last uamcd-class we are talking, and we earnestly urge them to do the clean thing for once in their lives. The office is doing a . larger business than at any forinor period of its existence, while the Cash leceipts are not more than equal to half the actual weekly expenditures. And this with thousunds due upon our books. How long we shall bo able to keep moving under such circum stances, requires no large amount of finan cial sagacity to determine. ' We might en large here on the rascally manner in which all newspaper offices aro treated by about one half their ytlront, so culled the labor they nre required to perform without any consideration whatever for thut monstrous ass, The Public and the immonso obligation some men think they lire laying them under by subscribing for the paper, intending to pay for it, if ever, nt some period way off yonder in the future. Out the subject is not ill pleasant one, and we leave it, trusting that all who owe us, and are able, will pay at least a portion of their indebtedness imme diately and without further solicitation. The MohmoNh. A despatch fiom Wash. Ington City says that the Utah peace coin. : missionera have settled the Mormon diflicul tics. , v Revival. Wo understand there is a Pro tracted meeting going on at Cedar Spring Camp Ground, in tho neighborhood of this place, under charge of Rev. Carroll Long and Rev. David Sullins. A number have already professed religion, while backsliders lave been recalled, and the lukewarm awak ened to a sense of thoir failing condition. ' Coin. On Friday Inst $150,000 in coin, from New York for the Planter's Bunk, Nash ville, passed down the railroad in charge of no Express agent. The Planlcis' Bank is one of the few really safe and solvent insti tutions in the Stiile the statement' of Juno 30 showing an excess of means over liabili ties of 55,798,356,33. This speaks well for the .financial ability and fidelity of the offi ccrs'having charge of the Pareut Bank aud Branches. . "Southern Homestead." An article from this valuable paper on "Rnst.ln Oats," will be found on onr first page. The "Home stead" is the best agricullnral paper we know of, and every farmer in the Stale should take it. Weekly, at $2,00 in advance. Address L. P. Williams &. Co., Nnshville. I" Will our correspondent, Vox Populi read and ponder carofully the propositions in the letter of Hon. Micajah Bulloch, in ano ther part of our paper. "Chattanooga (Vruette." I'liis venerable sheet comes to us in a new dress, enlarged nnd looking as neat as a new pin. We con gratulate fiiend Parhain upon such evidunccs of prosperity, and hope that his efforts may be crowned with nbur.dant success. Death ok Hon. John A. Quitman. A despatch from Jackson, Mississippi, of the nth inst, says: The lion. John A. Quitman died near this city this morning, from a disease contracted In Washington, at the time o! the occurrence of the disease, which proved so fatal lo so many persons; and from the effects of which Hen. Quitman never recovered. 3f" We rcgrol to learn, that Maj. IIenrt 11. Stephens, of Monroe county, died sud denly at Loudon a few days since. lfT" Caneemi, the murderer of the po liceninn Anderson, in New York, has been 'sentenced to bo hung on the 2d day of Sep tember. ' k Wheat. As yet there is little demand for Wheat. Sixty cents pet' bushel, wo learn from ' Mr. Henderson, isall that Is offering at this place. r" Wa are Indebted lu Robeson, Sar tin &. Co. for a wimple of a very superior article of Chewing Tobacco. Lovers of the - noxious weed are notified where to call. New Orleans. Attention is invitod to the Card of Pattnn, Smith, Sl Putnam, Cot ton nnd Tebaccu Factors and Commission Merchants, New Orleans. Our young friend nd former fellow-townsmnn, John P. Mur. rclt, Is member of the Finn, and we can', therefore: confidently commend It to all hav. lug orders or consignments fr that direction J 7" The July dividends of twontysix tf . Jhe NewYurk City Hanks excoed $1,400,000. The I lowest dividend by any Bnuk was 4 J and th lilghcBt 6 per Another Bust. The Citizens' Bank, Memphis, has turned out to be a bad eeg, and, like Dooliltle's locomotive, has busted all to eternal smash. Thus, one by one, dear friends depart. Which goes next! We always have been, aud still are, dead out atrainsl a hard money, Tom Benton ex clusive metallic currency we have regarded the proposition at an arrant humbug a trap to catch gulls and flats with and that the idea of conducting the business of this great country, embracing within its boundaries, in terests and Influence an entire continent, with such a currency never obtained a lodgment in the mind, of any sane man. Siiil it is be coming more evident every day that our banking system is defective rotten ' from bottom to top, root, body and branch, inside arid out that it has not even the semblance of an honest exterior. Not but there are solvsnt institutions in the country, which are honestly conducted we know we have sev eral such in our own State. But we are speaking of the system, which is fruitful of so much depreciation, imposition and swind ling. Aud unless it is changed, corrected and improved, it will not be long before the peo ple the bone, flesh, muscle and nerve of the country will begin to think that a metallic currency the yellow boys which Mr. Ben tou in his vision taw flowing up the Missis sippi in great long silken purses is the thing after all and that although under such a currency they would never get hold of much money, still what t!icy did get would be of a character in which there would be no risk or loss. They are already beginning to talk about it men whoa short time ago laughed at the proposition as preposterous. And if we are to be greeted every two or three weeks witbthe news of a Bank failue, with the assets in the pockets of the operators and their emissions to remain dead loss in the hands of the indu&tral aud producing chsses, we repeat it will not be long until these classes will take hold of the subject and wind up the whole baRk business the few solvent institutions having to suffer on account of the rascalities of the many and the facilities for frauds and corruptions which the system furnishes. This is no idle talk, got up to eke out a paragraph. We hear just such expressions all around us, from whigs, democrats and know nothings, rnd they indicate as truly tho course the public mind is taking on the subject as the pointer on the Church steeple does the direction of the wind. Within the last three years, in East Tennessee alone, the losses of the people, through broken banks and depreciated paper, will reach near ly a million of dollars. Does anybody ex pect such immense impositions will be quietly submitted to, or that the people to prevent their recurrence will hesitate to strike out of existence n system which yields such bitter fruits? G hover and Maker's Sewing Machines. The capacity nnd merits of one of these machines, have been under rigid test for more thnn three weeks, in tho family of the Editor of Ibis paper, by one who is entirely competent to the undertaking, and the following is the result we commend it to the special attention of our readers, with tho assurance, that they may implicitly rely on it, as a statement of truths which livo been practically demonstrated: The amount of labor saved varies accor ding to the nature of the work nnd the ex perience acquired in the use. of the machine. When m iking garments in which the seams aro short and intricate, one machine will do the work of eight or ten women in a given time, whiU', with long seams or hems as in sheets, towels, table linen, etc. the time saved is ns fifty or more, Thongh the machinery works on the same principle, there is n vnrietv of these Grover and Baker machines. Bagging machines for mills, tome heavy nnd strong, tor large plan tations, where there is much coarse clothing to be made; and the ordinary family machine, which does every kind of work that would generally bo desired, ranging from the thick est woolen goods worn by men and boys, to thread, cambric and swiss. Bands can be stitched on, and fells made in linen and cnt ton, iu nn incredible quick time, and more neatly than by hand. Applique work inny be put on caps, collars, or handerchiefs in cambric and muslin. The stitch is made with two threads, giving greater strength than in ordinary sewing; therefore a finer thread may be used. The cord formed by the under thread is sometimes objected to, but where it is necessary on very fif.e work,ctltnn nsline as 200 may be used, and tightened so as to make tho cord scarcely perceptible to the touch. By tightening a coarser thread, n hard cord is niado which may bo advantage ously used in the collars, shirt bosoms, &c, and a coarse ih road white or colored, cotton or silk, put on loosely, forms a chain-Htitch, useful in ornnmenting children's clothes or the flouncet of dresses barage or muslin. , Grover nnd Baker's machine does not require the thread to be rewound, but sews from a common spool. It also fastens its own ends, which is a great saving of time, as otherwise a needle must be threaded twice at the end of every Benin, Coat's, or any good thread may be used, but Brook's glace is prefer able. Tho machinery la simple, and easily kept in order, requiring merely to bo kept clean from dust, by brushing with a bit of rag, and oiled slightly once a day,' when in con stant use. The management of the machine is soon learned. Plain sewing niny be done the first day or two, aud improvement comes with practice. " l-ST" The above is from tho Nashville Dai. ly News. Mr. Ilarlwell, an agent for the sale of Grover & Baker's Machines, hat been in our town, with two Machines, fivoorBix days. We have seen them in operation, and take pleasure in bearing testimony to all that is said in their favor by onr Nashville cotempo rury. Mr. Hartwell left on Thursday for Cleveland, nnd we commend him to our friends nt that place and vicinity. Any orders addressed to Hartwell & Chafman, Agents, Knoxville, will be prompt ly attended to. The Little Giant. Stephen A. Dou. glass, it seems,- Is nut near so dead as, the papers of hit party would hnve the ceuntry believe. Seine four or five thousand people turned out to greet him on his return to Chi cago, and wherever ho has appeared since the adjournment of Congress he hat been received with the most hearty demonstra tions of regard. The probability it daily growing ttronger that Stephen will be the next democratic candidate for President, l-jP'Jrequent preaching has rendered the pulpit nearly as inefficient us the warmest enemy of religion i ju desire. AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION. The following correspondence between a gentleman of this county and Hon. Micajah Uollock, in regard to amending the Consti tution of the State, will be read with inter est at this time: River II ill, MuMinx Co.. Juns 9th, 1358. Huii. ST. Bullock: Dear Sir. I learn from a correspondence between you and the Edi tors of the West Tennessee Whig, '".bat you are tbe author of the act of the lost Legisla ture, directing an election to be held in tbe several eounties of tbe State, in the coming month of September, to ascertain the sense of tbe people of Tennessee, in regard to hold ing a Convention for the purpose of "Amend ing, revising, and forming a new Constitu tion." This is a questiou of grave importance to the fremen of Tennessee, and one that demands serious meditation and profound in vestigation. Not having been able to ascer tain in what particular it is designed or in tended to changi or revii tbe Constitution, will you please communicate the desired In formation, for publication in the "Athens Tost." Yours Respectfully, "W. C Vaoguan. Jackson, Tknn., 21st June, 1858. W. C. Vaughan, Fsj:X)er Sin Your letter of the 0th iost. was received some time since, but circumstances over whioh I had no control have hitherto prevented a reply. I agree with you that the qnestioo of "Amending, revising, or forming anew Con stitution" is of "grave importance to the people of Tenneuee, and one that demandt leriout meditation and profound inveitigalion." Without, at present, entering into an argu gnment in favor of the Amendments that oc cur to me as being necessary und proper to the Constitution, I shall content myself with a brief outline of some of the Amendments which, in my judgement, should be made: First. Tbe mode of appointing the Judges of tbe different Courts, should, in my opinion, be changed, and the appointment power ves ted in the Governor and fitate Senate in the manner prescribed by the Constitution of the United States. The wisdom of that provis ion of the Constitution of the United States, in regard to the appointment of Judges, has, I believe, never been questioned, and tiie on ly proposition to change tbe mode of appoint ment prescribed by tbe Constitution of the United States, seems to me to be tbe produc tion of the distempered brain of some disor ganizing demagogue. That a virtuous, independent, upright and enlightened Judioiary it the great bulwark of protection to the lives, liberties, property and reputations of a free people, is a propos ition, the truth of which, it seems to me, can not be denied, or disputed. If this proposi tion be conceded, then it fo flows as a neces sary consequence that the best mode of seou. ring such a Judiciary should be ascertained and secured. If the mode of appointment here indicated was provided, the Governor and Senate would be responsible to the people directiy for a bad appointment, and could be held account able for an improper or faithless discharge of so responsible and important a duty and trust. Under the present mode of appointment of Judges, there is in effect, no individual re sponsibility resting on any one for a bad ap pointment. Secondly. The Secretary of Slate, tbe Comptroller of the Treasury, and State Treas urer, should, in my opinion, be appointed by the Governor and Senate, in the manner be fore indicated for the appointment of Judges. The Secretary, Comptroller and Treasurer constitute a part of the Executive depart ment of the government, for the faithful ad ministration of which the Governor is direct ly responsible to tbe people, and being thus responsible it would seem but just and prop, er that ho should be allowed to select these officers for whose official conduct be is re sponsible. If he makes a bad selection, lie is amenable to the people, and they can hold him aooountable at the next election. Thirdly. The Courts should be Constitu tional Courts, and not subject to be made, or unmade, or changed at any session of tbe leg islature, according to the whim or caprice of that body. Fourthly. There should not be regular ses sions of the Legislature beld often er than once in three years. The Governor should have power to convene the legislative body on extraordinary occasions, ns is now the ease if required by the publio interest. The sessioniof the Legislature should be restrict ed to ninety days, at most. Fifthly. The power of the legislature to create State indebtedness, if not wholly abol ished, should be greatly modified and restrict ed. If this were done, it could not well be doubted that the vulue of the bonds already issued, and authorized by existing laws to be issued by the State, in aid of Railroad com panies, and for other purposes, would be greatly enhanced by such a provision. Sixthly. The power of the legislature to pass local laws, or laws creating municipal corporations of a purely local character for manufacturing, mining, do., ought to be pro hibited by the Constitution. It is competent for a convention to make a Constitutional provision for erecting all such corporations without any legislation on the subject, other than some general law, prescribing the man ner in which such corporations may be form ed. The history of the legislation of Tennes nessee, for the last ten years, ought to con vince the most casual observer that this pow er of local legislation, and of creating muni eipal and other corporations, such as are here specified, ought to be, if not entirely prohib ited by the Constitution, so limited and re stricted, as to prevent the legislature from eueouraging such corporations to the preju dice and injury of the people not directly in terested in Client. Seventhly. The power of creating Banks ought to be to restricted that all Banks should be required at all times te have in their vaults, at least, one dollar in gold aud silver for every three dollars of liabilities of all descriptions against them. And no Bank should be allowed to issue any note of a less denomination than twenty dollars. Sueb provision in regard to Bank issues, .would have the effect of keeping In circulation a sufficiency of gold aad silver, in the hands of tht laboring olasses.'lncluding small farmers and mechanic, to prevent them from suffer ing losses by t suspension of speoie payments by Banks, wiiioh past experience shows will occasionally ocour, so long at Banks exist in the country. And the Banking system is too firmly engrafted oil tht policy of the country for us to entertain any reasonable hope that it co-ild autuely be dispensed with iu any reasonable length of tiisB. even if it wye thought desirable to do so. I Sightly. Then State Seniors should be classified so at to have one ailf or one third out of office after the first sesion of tbe leg islature, so that we might always have some part of the Senate eomposetjof men possess ing some practical knowledjs and experience in legislation. These constitute the priuopal amendments which I think should be ma'e to tbe Consti tution ; they are my indf'idual opinions, wbat my fellow citizens may think of them I cannot tell. ' I can only say that they a;e the result of the reflections of one havinj no interest in the subject, beyond a desire to promote, in the highest possible degree, lb 9 interest, the prosperity, the honor, the gbry, and the hap piness of tbe people of his alopted State. I am very Bespectfully, Mh.wab Bullock. The News. At last we have tidings of the Atlantic telegraph fleet The 'British steamtug Bluejacket arrivtd at St. Johns, Newfoundland, 17th inst., afar n passage of twenty eight days from Liverpool, and re ports seeing, on the 24tli ult., in latitude 51 32 north, longitude 33 vest, a large and a smaller British steamer doubtless the Agamemnon and her tender; and the same evening saw a large steamer the Niagara, no doubt bearing down upon the others. The Blue Jacket reports the weather on the 25th ult., as hazy with a westerly swell, and that the wuaiher continued moderate but thick till the morning of ti e 3d inst., a pe riod of eight days when there were strong gales from southwest by west with a high sea. At the time tin fleet was seen by the Bluejacket it had not reached latitude 32 02 north, longitude 33 13 west, the spot where the splicing of the cible was to be effected and the paying out Commenced. The arri val of the Niagara cannot, therefore, be reasonably expected pofore the last of the present week. . The Secretary of the Treasury, says the Washington correspondent of the New York Tribune, is iiiijhtily encouraged be cause the receipts from customs nt New York have exceeded 100,030 daily for the past week. If this should continue through the wholo year, with n jelative gnin nt other ports, the deficit would slill bo over $25,000, 000 annually on the basis of the ordinary ex penditures. Throw Overboard. The Democracy of his District in Indiana have thrown over board the Hon. Mr. Foley, who wrote that foolish ond ungrammalical lelter which was published in all the papers some few weeks ago. That letter ruined him. An Item worth Saving. It is stated that the London Times is about to be print ed on beet root paper, it a saving of some thing like $100,000 per annum. This is the invention of Dr. Collyer, who is so woll known in this country. 1 Remarkable. A romnrknble phenome non was developed last week on the farm of Hon. John G. Davis, near Montezuma, Indi ana. Two large springs have burst forth from the earth where there was no appear ance of the kind before, and they continue to throw off such volumes of water, that large fields in the neighborhood hnve been covered with standing pools and ponds of water. Crops in England. The reports by the English country papers respeuting the grow ing crops are uniformly favorable. Last year tho crop was considerably above an average, and there is nn equally good prospect the present season. There is generally a suc-ce-sion of two or three years in that country wherein the crops are above or below aver age, nnd judging from the past, we are now in the series of favorablo years. The pota to crop is very large nnd generally look well, though in a few instances the disease has made its appearance. Good. The Planter' Bank have just Issu ed new bills of the denomination of 5'sand 10's, exceedingly well executed notes. What will more strongly recommend them to the public is, Hint they are good for the specie. Aash. Gat. Queer Banking. Queer Banking opern liens ore not confined to Tennessee The Indianapolis, lud., Sentinel, says: "We un derstand that the Free Banks of the State refuse to redeem their currency in anything but American Silver coin, which is worth 1J per cent less than gold or Eastern Exchange. If this system of redemption is persisted in it must result in a general discredit of Free Batik paper." Pettt Chime In High Life. A widow lady in Chicago, moving in the best circles, and reputed to be wealthy was detected a few days since in "lifting" a parasol nud a piece ot lace from a store where elie had been accustomed to tradev She was charged with previous thefts, owned up, nnd com promised by paying $300. Oregon not a State. We perceive that mnny of ourcoteuipornries, did not wutch the proceedings of Congress very closely, are of the impression that Oregon wasadmitted into the Union ns a State, ut the hist session This is a mistake. The bill for admission, we believe, passed the Senate, but was not finally acted upon by the House. ij"Tbe Memphis Eagle understands that the Citizens' Bank redeemed all its notes held by the Banks nnd Brokers up to the time of its failure, and closed the doors on the people. One was paid in full the other not a cent. ', liT There it now in tho banks nnd sub treasury of New York near forty two mill ions of dollars in specie. One of the euhjectt of Parisian gos sip just now, is a rare case, lately brought to light, of amun one hundred and twenty years years. Four years ago he married a wife who was his junior by just a hundred years, and by w hoin he hat three children I A Pleasant Invitation. Thurlov Weed, in the Albeny Evening Journal, suyt thut "the door of the republican party it wide oprn. Whoever it attracted by its principle! und itt purposes will find it a very easy mat ter to gain admission." How ubout the spoils! Are they wide open, toot MORMONS BROUGHT TO TERMS. Our reader have been informed of the, substantial pacification of the Mormons that they have consented to a full submis sion to the' federal authorities, and to the en trance of the army into Suit Lake Valley, in consideration of the general amnesty grant ed for their past offences. We give the offi cial despatches detailing the newt in auother column. Very well. The question now re curs, having submitted will the Mormons re main in their Utah settlements, or will they decamp? We incline to the belief that they will re main Iu their present settlements, at least till the next summer, and perhaps for all time. The idea of moving off en maste into a new country does not appeal, as yet, to have assumed anything like a definite shape among them. Their general retreat, with their numerous families, from their Northern into their Southern settlements, on the arri val of Governor Cumming, was partly to get their women beyond the immediate reach of the army, and partly a stroke of policy of Brighum Young. Should the army remain at a safe distance from the Mormon hnrems, there will probably be no mure trouble with the Saints for some months to come, provid ed they are not disturbed in the ingathering of their crops. Nor do we presume that they will meet with any obstacles from the United States military or civil authorities in this important work of subsistence. The army is well supplied from its own resources, and cau well ufford to let the Mormons mo nopolize their limited harvests. The ultimate designs of Brigham Young have yet to appear. His present submission is his necessity, no less than his policy. A few months henee his movements may indi cate the policy of evacuation; but before he can move a body of seventy or eighty thou sand souls from one country to another, he must know their destination and provide the means of transport und subsistence. We do not suppose that in nny event, except un der the pressure of a cruel war or famine, he would move the whole body of his people at once, but that having selected a new land of promise, he would first send out a detach ment to prepare the means of reception of another instalment, and so on to the end. For the present we may consider the Mor mon trouble quieted, and lor the future we must await the developementB of coming events. Railroad Fare. We copy the follow ing paragraph from an article in a lute num ber of the Abingdon Virgiuian, over the signnture of "Common Sense:" "If the Company's Directory, by reducing the fare of through passengers to 2 cents a mile, can gain something for its stock holders by winning travel from competing lines, it is not only their right, but also their pruise to do it. Now we do not say that 4 cents a mile is the most profitable rate to charge 'way' passengers. Perhaps, by reduc ing the fare, the increase of travel incident thereto might enhance tho profits of the Compnny. Perhaps, however, nn increase of the fare to five cents a mile would be more profitable, and we insist that it is the busi ness of the Directory of the road to raise or lower the charges by the consideration of profits, irrespective of newspapers or popu lar clamors. Demands are apt to be made upon the Railroad, ns if it was a mere churi. table corporation. People not the stock holders receive so numerous nnd so im mense benefits from the Ruilroad, that they come to think that the Railroad was made for them only, and spout spiteful denuncia tions against the commendable efforts of the Directory to benefit the stockholders, to whom the road belong. I pity the small souls that do not think the stockholders suf fer enough without sacrificing the control of the road to public caprice, and their last dol lar to the broiler of that 'horse leech' " I llinois Politics. A dispatch from Chi sago says that Mr. Lincoln, the rival candi date of Judge Douglas for the U. S. Senate, nddressed a large concourse of people on Saturday night, in reply to Mr. Douglas' speech, delivered the night before. The number of persons in attendance is estima ted at 6,000, nnd considerable enthusiasm was manifested. . The First Victim. The New York Ex press, in reporting a sermon by the Rev. John Mills, Chaplain of the "Albany Bethel," New York, remarks: "It is worthy of observation that the preacher on this occasion, who is an English man by birth, was the fust who ever met with a railroad accident, having hnd his chin mangled in England mnny years since, short ly after the establishment of railroads as a means of modern locomotion." The first fatal nccidont of any note by railroads waa that resulting in the death of Mr. Huskisson, M. P. $f There are tribes of Indians on the , Upper Amazon, who have never yet come in contract with civilization; and nono of the tribes South of the equator seem, when first visited, to have had the faintest concep tion of the 'Grunt Spirit.' Doino Up a Bank Bill. Some hard, money rascal recently perpetrated the follow, ing upon the back of a one dollar bill Bank of Tennessee: "Thou art at best the ghost of cash, The spirit of a specie duller, Thy paper fabrio is but trash, And all thy promises are holler." If ''Undo Cave" gets hold of that chap wont he give him fits! For the Past. A rewnrd of 1 lb. of candy, or 1 bushel of good mellow apples will be given to any per son who will find the law allowing Common School Commissioners any compensation, (except exempting them from working on roads,) since the School Lauds have been sold ill the lliwasaeeand Ocnee Districts. Polk Countt. fjr-A boarder at a hotel in Chicago miss ed $50. A servant named Abraham was ar rested on suspicion. The money (we Bay it without Irreverence) was fouud in Abraham's bosom. 5ffIt is tuid that Prof. Morse returnt to this country with $80,000 in hit pockets, awarded him by ten continental powers, who have adopted his telegraph system. tf Certainly the handsomest hnir wo ever saw was of silvery whiteness, and the sweetest face had been sixty years in the family. And at for voices, of co'jrso we like the birdliko tones of the young, but then how do they compare with tho utterance of ago, tromulout and low, liko the uiuruiir of a hulf-forgotteu tune MILK-SICK. For the "Athens Post." Mr. Editor: Tho assertion made by Mr. Walker in the "Chicago Farmer," that Co bult is the canse, nnd Sulphuric Acid the cure of "Milk-sick," deserves at least a pass ing notice. There seems to be some unanimity of opinion inthis: that milk is poisoned by food taken iu the stomach and dispersed through the system of the cow. But as there is great diversity of opinion as to the cause, nnd the process by which it is communicated to the animal, pormit me to give the result of my personal observation.. On the line of the transition aeries, laying along the Southern border of the limestone formation which I have examined from Talladega, Alabama, to Wythe county, Virginia I found many lo calities fenced up to prevent the euttjo from grazing on them. . And, after fourteen years of research and examination in those pois oned regions, I have become satisfied that the rattle are not poisoned by Cobalt; for very little can bo found in this formation, but by a gnss or vapor which escapes from lead orea heavily charged with arsenic These Milk-sick regions are uniformly, and, eo far us 1 know, without a single exception, found in the viciuity of lead bearing rocks; and at one point the arsenic was found so diffused through the formation, that hands could not blast in rock without keeping the holes full of water, as the dust from dry drillings could not be inhaled for five min utes without prostrating the stoutest man. The simple process by which this, ufllictive and often fatal disease is produced, is, iu my opinion, this: The gnss or vapoi, before al luded to, upon coming in contact with the atmosphere, precipitates and depositee upon the herbage un impalpable powder or dust, in appearance much resembling fine (lour, or chalk, nnd this when entcn by the cattlejro duces consequences with which all nre more or less tnmiliar. And if Mr. Wulker would accompany me to some of thesu ventilating points, where the herbage hag been permitted to mature untouched, and analyze this dust or powder, that can be found upon the grass and weeds, I think he would be prepared to withdraw his charge against Cobalt, and re port that he had found enough of this poi son upon a few rods square to kill twenty head of cattle. J. C. Signs of Revolution in Cuba. We have for some time been aware that movements were going on among the people of Cuba having ultimately in view a revolution in Hint island; and a fact detailed from Havana goes to show that the Spanish government there is impressed with the same idea. The recent arrest of Don Miguel Embil, a wealthy bank er, indicates nn intense selfishuess on the part of the Spanish officials. There is no reason to suppose that Mr. Embil has any connection whatever with the movements to which we refer; but the fact that he entertain ed the opinion that the course of the gov ernment in Cuba is oppressive and ruinous, nnd Hint he dared to express his opinions iu a respectful memorial to the government, is considered sufficient grouud to hold him as a dangerous character. In this proceeding the government of Cuba it only giving wider currency to the opinions expressed by Mr. Embil, and conferring upon him a higher character as a representative man of the lib eral opinions iu Cubn. The calm that seems to prevail in the political atmosphere of that island is treacherous in the extreme. It may result in a tempest or tornado that will do much harm to all and good to no one. But if the elements that are gathering there are mouaged with prudence and discretion, a ben eficial chuuge will lake place ntan early day. The period of Spaiu'a dominion in Cuba is rapidly drawing to a close. Unsound or the Nigger Question. The Washington Union says the "nigger question" has been raised in the Court of Claims. Recently the Solicitor received a letter from a well known "darkey," com plaining that one of the negros employed by the judges wut nut "sound on the nigger question." , Leaven wonTii, July 6. A fire occurred at midnight on the fourteenth, destroying thirty buildings in the block bounded by Cherokee, Shawnee, Second nnd Third streets. Loss 100,000 Insurance trilling. Charlesron, July 19. Sales of cotton on Saturday 600 bales ul full pi ices. New York, July 17. Cotton firm, with sales of 3,500 bale. Flour firm, with sales 13,000 barrels. Wheat firm, with sales of 40,000 bushels. Corn buoyant, sales 22,000 bushels. Sugar advanced ic grOn Saturday evening while the Rev. Mr. Gnlbraith's congregation, (United Pres byterian,) of Freeport, Armstrong county, Pa., was engaged in prayer, Hie church edi fice was struck by lightning instantly killing a Mrs. Rnninly, and seriously though not dangerously injuring her two brothers, Isrool nnd George Wutson, and her sister, Jane Watson. Crinoline and the Contribution Box. The Churchman comes out with tremendous fulminations against female extravagance in dress, which u denounced as "the great tin, tho robber sin." This accounts, we nre told, for "the prevalence of three cent pieces in the offertory over coins." The ladies are, earn, estly exhorted to spend less money nt Stew art's and give more to the church. The Lord's treasury suffers fram the grent sproad of crinoline. The article about the terrible lynch ing nffuir ut Tampn, Florida, turns out to be a hoax. As the old lady remarked when in formed that old brindle hnd swallowed the giiudstone, we thought soi Western LoNUEVtTrTlie Chicago Times of the 9tb Inst., chronicles the death of "an old nnd well known resident of Chicago," nud adds "He was thirty two years old." Our Old Enemy Again on the Walk. The Asiatic cholera has re-nppeared in Lon don. It may reasonably bo expected to make Its appearance in the United Statet bs fore a great while. New York, July 16. An nccident attend, ed with a fatal and serious results, occurred to-day on the Erie Itnilrond. Two passen ger can were smashed up. ' Louis Liv, wife and child, of New Orleans, nud two others wr-rw killed, nud forty-seven others) wound ed, TIIE LATE H. II. STEPHENS. Mauisoxvillk, Tinn., July so, 1858. At a meeting of the members of the Bar and Officers of Monroe county, Tenn., at the Court-bouse in the town of Madisonville, the following proceedings were had: On motion of George Brown, Esq., J, j WniouT, Esq., was called to the Chair, aud J. E. HocsTON, Clerk of tbe Circuit Court, and A. T. IIicks, Clerk of the County Court of Monroe, appointed Secretaries. Tbe Chair man, in a few brief remarks, explained tbe object of the meeting alluding to the un timely and much lamented death of our es teemed friend, neighbor and brother, Maj. II. II. STEPHENS, and spoke at torn length of his many virtues, bis high character in legal attainments, as well also as bis affable man ner in the social and family circles. ( The Chairman appointed George Brown, Wni. M. Brown, and W. J. Hicks, Esqt., a Committee to draft and report resolutions suitable to the occasion, who, having retired for a short time, returned and repoited tht following: Gentlemen of the Legal Fraternity : We art assembled upon a most melancholy occasion I Death has selected from our midst one of our number as its victim 1 and it is as members of that fraternity or brotherhood we have come together to pay tbe last respect to the memo ry of a deceased brother. 'T is not tbe young est uor tbe oldest, but the middle-aged of the brotherhood. II. II. Stxi'Iikm it no morel He died at his residence in Loudon, Roane county, Tenn., on the 13th inst He was with us only a few davs ago, but is now gone the wny o'f the earth but his virtues still and ever will survive him, foe our admonition and respect. Maj. Stephens was a native of Ten nexsee, and studied his profession under the vigilant eye of our late aud lamented Judge John O. Cannon. His means of an early edu cation were somewhat limited, and be en gaged in his profession without tbe benefit of a Collegiate course; yet by the power of hit native iutellect, his fine discrimination, his almost unequalled knowledge of human na ture, he, as an advocate and jurist, stood at the head and among the leading men of hit native State. His social and conversational qualities of the heart aud head were unsur passed, if not unequalled, in his day and time. His name will ever stand high as a politician in his native State, Tennessee for the last eighteen or twenty years fulfilling the trusts reposed in him by his fellow-citizens, aud ex emplifying that integrity of character which belongs only to tbe truly great leaving be hind a monument to his memory erected in the hearts of his countrymen, and of which they may justly feel proud. With the family and friends of the deceased, we sincerely and deeply sympathise in this their day of afflic tion. Maj. Stephens in the midst of life was in death, and in him we have another proof that ''It is appointed unto all men once to die," and must and does solemnly admonish us "What shadows we are and what shadows we pursue." Therefore, Retolvtd, That we bear and cherish a high respect, for the memory, talents and attain meuts of Maj. II. II. Stephens, and deeply re gret and lament his untimely death, llesolved, That we deeply and sincerely sympathise with the family and friends of the deceased, in this the day of their affliction and bereavement. Jieiohed, That a cony of these proceedings be furnished tbe family of the deceased, and that a copy of the same be furnished the Athens Post for publication; and that the Knoxville and Cleveland papers are hereby also requested to publish the same. GxonuE Brown, Wm. M. Brown, ' : W. J. 11 less. On motion, the above resolutions were unanimously adopted.. After which, George Brown spoke at some length in eulogy of the deceased. J. I. WRIGHT, Chairman. J. E. nousTON, )a A. T. Uioks, St. Louis, July lrj, 1858. The Indepen dence mail, with dates of the 15th ult., from Santa Fe, has arrived. ' Tho newt it unim portant. A difficulty lad occurred growing out of the persistence of the Indians in dri ving cattle and horses upon the hay grounds known as Ewell Cnmp, near Fort Defiance. Major Brooks had been obliged to send a company of soldiers to drive the herds off, and protect the grounds from encroachments. Several cattle and ponies were killed by tht Boldiers, nnd a skirmish occurred between tht troops nnd Indians, but none of either party were killed or wounded. Letters from Fort Kearny, June 30, say that General Harney's headquarters had been encamped there six days, in expectation of the arrival of new instructions from the War Department. ' St. Louis, July 16, 1858. We havedet palchca from Leavenworth to the 13th inst., per United States express to Booneville, sty ing thnt an express arrived here to day from Gen. Harney, who was on the 6th inst. en camped seventy-five miles beyond Fort Kear ny. Colonel Monroe's column was beyond the south fork or the Platte, and Colonel May was a short distance in the rear. . Tbe headquarters and all the column were well nnd in splendid condition. A despatch dated Nebraska City, 5th inst., savs trains just arrived from Fort Kearny re port that tho officers at the fort hnd received tbe intelligence that General Johnston had entered Salt Lake City with his troops. This, however, is probably a mistake. Washington, July, 16, 1858. Ills report ed thut a special messenger, left yesterday for Mexico, carrying despatches to Minister For sylh from Washington, approving hissuspen. slon of diplomatic intereourse with that country, nnd directing the withdrawal of the lecntion and its return to the United Statea. Information received hero is that Gen. De golludo, communing tht constitutional forces in Mexico, had been defentcd in the vWnlly of Guadalajara by Gen. Mirnmon.oommaoder of Zuloago's forces since the denth of Osollo; 1..., '..!,.... UJ . t,r .if nhout four thousaniLnt Salinas, within thirty mils or . a f. - la flank the roaa to 'jundaiajnrn, iu position w - Miramon, the reported victory would proba bly bo without substantial results. Elmira, N. Y., July 16, 1858.-Dr. O. D. Wilcox committed suicide hero to-dnj. H had amputated a leg for a man by the of lluinmond, In the town of Chemung, who toon iifterwardt "died. Dr. W. wet then charged with mnl -practice, nnd criminal pro nnu,r,. inutit ni.rl airninat him. and iuiiDeui ately after the Sheriff served the papers en him Una morning, lie Iook someueaui on, and died in half an hour. TheUroncra nre now holding nu Inquest over hi boay. A Grand MrscALCULATioN.-On' Suni'' Inst, during a shower, we saw two 'al110" bly dressed ladies trying to get under o umbiella ! They might us well have rua w cover two large houses with one bed blanati. Coi. Eng. " tgrWhynre there so fewconvlola io-lis Michigan Penitentiary this year! , San.', friend a day or two a.nce. Wy, said Sum, "they tend them by the Railroad nnd their time expires before WJ get there." ' I3T The Democracy of Vermont h' held a Convention, and m.de regular nomi nation, for Governor and other State Considering that Vermont wa. ' " to elect a democratic ticket, Ihii u, M ' garded n. an exhibition of boldness al PB uousuul nud refreshing.