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ATHENS, TENN., FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1858. YOL. X.-K0. 51G. TERni! TRI FOST IS PUBLISHED IVEBT rAtDAY, AT TWO DOLLARS PER YEAR, PA TABLt IJf AD FA JfCJt. Advertisements (tl b charged II per iquti til lines, r less, tor theSrstlomrtion, and M cents ror each eMtismaaea. A literal Seduction made to thou advertise by (he year. tVPersoot stn-ltr.sad-cr-Uwaenu bun mark the number of time they desire them mserted, er they will be continued until forbid and Charted accordingly.. for announcing the uamei of candldatesforofflce,S5, (kn. Obituary notices ever It lines, charged attherefular advertising rates. lllcommunieatlonalntendedto promote the prlrate and! or Interests of Corporations, Boeieties, Schools or Individuals, will De charged as advertisements. Jak Work, such as Pamphlets, Minutes, Circulars Cards, Blanks, Handbills, will be exeouted In good airle. and on reasonable terms. All letters addressed to the Proprietor, post paid ,will be promptly attended to. Persons at a diitanoe sending ns the names of four aolreat subscribers, win be entitled toad ith copy gratis, No communication Inserted unless accompanied by ik mmm of Uw author. fr office on Main street, nexttibsrto the old Jack- lea ueteu THE tost.- ATHENS, FRIDAY, AITU. 13, 1888. NOTES Of TUB BANKS OP TENNESSEE, Received by the State, Union and Planters' Banks of Tennessee, at nasnviue. By ths Pig nUr' Bo tile. Hank of Tennessee, Union Bank, Planters' Bank, Merchants' Bank, Partners' Bank, Bank of Paris, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Union, Bank of Memphis, Northern Bank of Tenn. Bank of America, Bank of Chattanooga, Bank of Middle Tenn. Commercial Bank, Southern Bank. By th Bant reftiuwsae mod ths Union Bunk, Bank of Tennessee, Bank of Middle Tenn. Planters' Bank, Union Bank, Bank of America, Bank of Chattanooga, Hank of Memphis, Bank of Paris, Ilank of the Union, Buck's Bank, City Bank, Farmers' Bank, Merchants' Bank, Northern Bank, Southern Bank, Traders' Bank, Kentucky Hanks, New Orleans Banks. Louisville, Aug. 2. Court of Appeals. J he Auiorit-an candidate Tor Judge ib elected by S28 majority, and the Americnn Clerk by 307 majority. I he American county omcers ore elected by a small mnjorily. A fight partly personal and portly political occurred between Dr. Standeford nnd Cnpt, D. H. Rousseau. The latter was shot in the abdomen, dangerously otherwise the elec tion was generally quiet. St. Louis, Aug. 3. A battle between the Chippewss nnd Sioux is reported near Dig Ston Liske on July Mlh, in which 20 isioux and 11 Chippowas were killed. Washington, August 3. The Mississippi Central Railroad promises to enrry the mail from Washington to New Orleons in four days; two hours additional being allowed for 90 mile of stnginng, commencing on the first of August. Cass privately wrote to Governor Stevens that he will use his best efforts to countei net illegal river mining tag at Frnzier's riv er, jpposcd by the Hudson Day Company. WaaiM an zu, Aug. 0. The uoromtnont : of New Granada officially objects to the pas sage of tbe United States troops over the Isthmus route. Our government, it is gen rably believed, will send forward the troops over the Isthmus, notwithstanding the objec tions of the Grtnndinos. Health or Cities. In New York during the week ending the 31st ult. there were 698 deaths 90 men, 73 women, 383 boys nnd 353 girls. Sixty of the deaths were of consumption, and 167 by cholera Infantine. In Charleston, during the week ending on the 31st ult. there were 30 deaths 10 whites and 10 blacks 6 whites and 6 black chil dren. St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 4 Elections were held throughout this State on Monday for members to Congress, and for the State Leg islature. Returns have been received from the 1st Congressional district, and the result is the election of J. R. Dnrratt, the Democratic can didate, over F. P. Dlair, Jr., the Freesoil snd Republican candidate, by a majority of six hundred rotes; A Mysterious Casb. Quite an excite ment is said to exist near Millersburg, lows, tn consequence of the spiritual revelations of boy, who asserts that Thomas, whose mysterious disappearance was noticed a year ago, was shot and then thrown into the well of one of the persons arrested about that time on suspicion of being his murderer, snd that hia horse was "backed" down the well nlive and the well filled up. A large number of persons congregated about the well on the 3d ult., to dig down and ascertain the truth of the boy's story. When they had dug down about twenty-five feet, a stench arose so nauseating that they had to fill up the well. It was their determination, how ever, to dig from the side of the well. Dut the owner swears he will shoot sny one who makes any further attempts. Uf Nearly all, if not all, the drinking saloons in St. Louis, it is said, are furnished with straws for sucking Juleps, by one msn, who sells them for one snd s half or two dollars thousand; from about two acres of lnnd, on which he grows rye annually, he sells about twenty-four hundred dollars worth of straws. They are packed slso in barrels containing about 13,000 straws, nnd Shipped to New Orleans, St I'sul, and the intermediate places, snd the demand is In creasing. Trial or a Daiilgreen Gun. A Duhl green gun, which has been on trial at Castle Island, Boston hnrbur, burst on the 1532d fire. There hud been consumed in the proof bf this gun about 15,400 pounds of powder, and the aggregate weight of shot and shells Tired amounts to 115,000 pounds. When His piece burst, s large frngment, weighing hear 800 pounds, was thrown to a grent height in tho air, and full about 3C0 feet to Ihe rear. NtwYons, Augut 3. Hales of cotton to-day 3,000 belrs. The market is hosvy, nnd stlhough not quntnbly lower, prices are somewhat essier. Middling Uplands 13 5-16 cents. Flour firm, with snles of 13,500 bar rels, at unchanged prices. Wheat unsettled, with sales of f0,000 bushels. Corn buoy sat, with SitUs of 107,000 bushels; while ! to SI, 08. Gold Productions frog 1857 The pro duction of gold in Australia for the psst year is set down by the best English authorities stone hundred millions of dollars. The production 'mother countries is estimated aa follows: California, lixty-five millions of dollars; Russis snd Siberia, twenty millions of dollars; other parts of the world, fifteen millions of dollars. ToUl, one hundred millions of dollars. We thus have two hundred millions as the gold crop of 1858, and the sctusl amount ia likely to be rather more than th estimated sggregste. At this rate, two thousand mil lions of gold will be thrown into themonetn ry circulation of the world during the next ten yesrs. Rumors or War. Some uneasiness is manifested by the British press at the an nour.cuiiiaot in the French papers that a Russian fleet of twenty-two vessels will ap pear in the English Channel in the course of the summer, and that this fleet is to put in to the trench and friendly port of Breast to relit. A demonstration of this kind, coupled with the extraordinary activity at Cherbourg, is considered as rather suspicious. Singular Prophecy of Death. Darnard Houseman, a well known citizen of Cincin nati, died on Sunday night. He was taken sick three weeks ago, nnd on the first day said, "In three weeks I slinll die." His milk man was present, and told him he should not talk so. He asked the milkman what he would bet on it, and after some conversation it was ngrced that if he died in three weeks the milkman was to supply the family a year for nothing, and if nut, double price whs to be paid for milk one year. This was done jestingly by the milkman. Mr. House man insisted daily that he would die just at the time mentioned, and prepared according ly. His prophecy proved true. . The Heat Abroad. Letters from Eu rope and India speak of the remarkable heat of the season. The accounts from India re ported that the intense heat of the country appears to have fatal effect upon the English troops. In the 35th regiment eighty-four deaths of appoplexy were announced. The London theatres have been deserted on ac count of the great heat, and several persons are reported to have died from the cause. The drouth throughout France is excessive. The Seine is reported to be nearly as low aa it was in 1719. In England the crops are reported to be very promising, except in dis tricts- whero.the drought has affected them In Spain the harvest is very fine. Real Estate in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvaniun gives a doleful account of the decline in price of real estate in Philadel phia. Small stores and moderately large dwelling houses rent readily at fair prices, and the number of houses for sale and to rent is larger than it has been for twenty years. A large amount of property is in the Sheriffs hands, which sells at ruinously low prices. Building sssocistiens have collapsed, and large quantities of land on the outskirts of the city, bought by speculators last year, have reverted to the original owners. fP A few days ago a young lady of Philadelphia, "just seventeen years old," fell In with a lover who had promised more thsn he hod performed, and treated his back to one of the most extensive cowhidings that ever occurred in the Quaker City. Wneh he got loose from the fair enchantress, it is said that he removed his mortal remains from her neighborhood with no little dispatch. t-fy The French Government has appro nriated a sum of ISO.OOOf. for the restoration of the church ofSt. Anne, at Jerusalem. This church was built during the Crusades, on the spot, "it is claimed, where the Virgin Mary was born, and was ceded to the French Government in 1856. It is almost a ruin. Cuors in Texas. The Austin State Gaz ette of the 17th ult., says: There is no doubt of oi-r corn nnd cotton crops first planting and second planting. We shall have Ihe greatest abundance oi corn, wheat and cotton. Our farmers are in excellent spirits. Debt nnd embarrassment no longer give them reason for fearing an attack of the blue-devils. We ere greatly favored. In no Southern Statu will there be so large n corn crop made as in Texas. Meihtiiisand Little Rock Railroad. We leam from a reliable source that the dam age done to this Road by the late flood will not exceed five hundred dollars. The work will progress vigorously, and In a few days the construction train will make regular daily trips over the finished portion of the road, now up'vards of twenty-two miles. Memphis Eagle. A Prominent Citizen Arrested for Perjury. On Monday morning last, Hon. James II. Wood worth, of this city, and ex member of Congress from this district, was arrested on a warrant issued by Justice Na than Allen, for the crimi of perjury. The charge was preferred by Sherman P. Tracy, former cashier of the "Cherokee Insurance and Hanking Company," of Georgia. Chica- j go Times, 2$th ult. A Definition in Political Economy. "Will yon never learn, my dear, the differ ence between real and exchangeable value?" 'Che question was put to a husband who had been lucky enough to be tied to a political economist In petticoats. "Oh, yes, my dear, I think I begin to see it." "Indeed," respond, ed the lady. "Yes," replied the husband. "Fur instance, my dear, I know your deep learning nnd all your virtues that's jour real value. Dut I kn' w, also, Hint none of my married friends would swop wives with me that's your exchangeable value!" An iiiiflVctiiul attempt had been made to route tho Chinese near Canton. AH of Ihe English mi'tihnnt had been compelled to eek snl'flv on board Of the War vessels of the allied lurcc. - j THE WAR ON DOUGLAS. The President and his organ st Washing ton keep up the war on Douglas briskly. They sre determined, says the Nashville Pa triot, that he shsll be crushed, if the exercise of what Influence and power they possess, in alliance with the negro worshippers of Illi nois, csn compass that end of their revenge. Dut, what ia the tendency of this state of things! Who is to be benefitted by it! What effect will it have upon the interests of the Sooth! How will it operate opon the grand quadrennial contest for the Presidency in 1860? The Washington correspondent of the Richmond South, in his letter of the 36th ulU, gives us, without intending it, answers to these interrogatories. He says: " The indications are multiplying that the voice of the Southern Stales will scarcely ho heard in tho next Presidential election. The fight for succession will be confined to the Northern ones. It will be single-handed between the Anli-Lecomplonites and the Black Republican. The former will proba bly bo victorious: carrying a sufficient num ber of those States to secure a majority of the Electoral College. I think so from the manner in which Senator Douglas is loom ing up in Illinois. In I860, the electoral vote will amount to 306. Of these the slaveholding States will be entitled to but 130 not one of which, by-the-hy, I am will ing to believe, will be bestowed on either wing of the Freesuilers on either Douglas or Seward, should they be the Northern can didates. One hundred nnd fifty-four votes will elect. Hence the Anti-Lecomptonitet may lose 34 votes in the mm-slaveholding States, and win with the remainder, witltout the aid of a Southern vote. Thus you have the issue of 1860 distinct ly before your eyes, ns concerns tho South and North. It will admit of no favorable interpretation for the former. It is but too apparent to my vision that we are to be over whelmed by superior numbers. According, therefore, to this sham demo cratic authority, the war upon Douglas tends to give additional strength to anti Lecnmp tonites snd black republicans, by precipita ting a contest for the Presidency between them, thus drowning Ihe voice of the South, and injuring the interests of our section, by plncing it in the power of Northern section alism to elect a President "without the aid of a Southern vote." Now, what excuse have the President nnd his organs for forcing such a state of things upon the country ! What can be their object ? A State Convention of the shnm democracy of Ohio, which met at Columbus, on the 29lh ult., adopted the fol lowing' resolution "That we regard the Lecoinpton contro versy, so-cnlled st sn end, as being a Bdtled issue. ThM'"", wv refute to recognite it as. a test to be prescribed by either side of those who differed in opinionupon it, believing that all who hold the cardinal principles of the party snd sustain its organization by voting the Democratic ticket ns good enough Dem ocrats for all purposes." Why do not the President nnd the Union, his organ, conform to this policy of the de mocracy of Ohio, snd let the "Little Giant" alone, if they are actuated by proper motives, and do not seek to bring about the sectional contest spoken of by the correspondent of the South? Are there to be several stand ards of sham democratic faith one to keep together the sham democratic majority in Ohio; snolher to disperse the sham demo cratic majority in Illinois, and give the State over to the negfo-worshippers; and others, for Pennsylvania, Indiana, &c, &.C.T Napoleon BAea'e'ino Down. The cares snd dangers of empire seems to be preying Upon Napoleon, snd in spite of an aaaumed feeling of security, his ticklish position wears upon the body snd mind. As of old, 'unea. sy rests the head that wears the crown.' The Paris correspondent of the North Ameri can, in a recent letter, says : Tho Emperor lias certainty 'aged very rapidly and sensibly during the last four or five months. I had sn opportunity of obser ving him very closely the other day, as he wnllted up and down oh the arm of the Min ister of Wurtemburg, a much taller man than himself. Louis Napoleon looked like a little bent, almost hump-backed and decay ing old man, more use ou man ou rears ol age. ins slop was stow ana leeoie, ana without elasticity, nnd his whole frame seemed breaking down wilh the terrible weight and responsibility or despotic rule. To judge from recent acts his mind appears to be breaking down, also; for certftinly; by genernl consent, the whole course of his ad ministration since the 16th of January, has been a mistake. J jgr A certain dissntislied wile says that her husband is such a blunderer, that he can't even try a new boot on without "put ling his foot in It." t-f" Governor Mc Willie has issued his proclamation, summoning the legislature of Mississippi to meet in extraordinary session on the first Monday of November next. One Derth Left. There sre seven hun dred cells in the Ohio State Prison snd six hundred, snd ninety-nine convicts, leaving only one cell vacant. tSF'A German was arrested in New York, on Saturday, while cooking a dog ateak for dinner. He was indignant at the interfer ence of the police. He claimed that he had a right to eat dog with nono to molest or make him afraid. He was locked up to be fed on bread and water until the dog dnys are over. t-jjT-The Southerner speaks of a man ho recently died, leaving nil his property to is sons if they should be Democrats. Thst old follow evidently took a hint from the Greek philosopher who bequeathed a large fortune to his children if they should prove to be fools, for, said he, if they are wise men they will not need it. Lou. Journal. T The United Stoles suthorilies of Doaton snd New York'hsva seized $f 0,000 worth of Cuban sugars, which the owners attempted to pass tin CustOui-IIouse under value . MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS AT JIDDAIL Tbe esuse of the aold-blooded massacre of tbe English snd Frsneh consols snd their fa milies st Jiddah on the evening of the 16th of June, by m mob of Mahoramedan assassins, hss not soma to light. Many theories of the animating purposes of tha murderers sre sug gested, but nothing definite ia known. Noth ing had oeeurrsd to show tbst the people of tbe place were animated by any extraordina ry sentiment of hostility towards the Chris tisn inhabitants. Her Majesty s steamer Cy clops had bean lying for about a week in tbe harbor of Jiddah, and the officers of the stea mer had made excursions in the vicinity of the town, but never met with the slightest molestation or insult, and even on the very evening of the outbreak seversl had been wslking about in the bazaars until nesrly sunset, without the Itsat apparent symptom of the approaohing storm. A eorrespomient of the London Times writes from Alexandria, July 6th: On the evening of the loth ultimo, a few Sersons Greek residents of the town of Jid ah came swimming off to the British ship Cyclops, and stated that disturbances had arisen, and thst they feared a eonspiraey bad been entered into against the Christian in habitants. Every thing, however, continued in appearance perfectly quie; not a shot nor a cry was heard, thougn tue savage work was even then already commenced; but the assas sins bad taken the precaution to use cold steel alone. The English constikate was the first point or attack, and Mr. l'tge, the acting con sul, fell nndei the blows f a crowd of ruf fians, who followed up the murder by sacking the house and tearing down the flag. Tbe un-: fortunate man's body is laid to have been found backed to pieces. The mob appears next to have poured down upon the houses of the French consul, M. Kvillard. Here, how ever, the governor of tne town made some feeble sttempt to interpose; the force st his disposal amounted to oily eighty men, nnd, whatever efforts they nay have used, they did not succeed in saving the life of either the oounsel or of his wife.. Jioth were murdered and the daughter alone, though under twen ty years of age, appears to have possessed the spirit of a heroine wrs rescued from the hands of the assassins, pnd, covered with an Arab cloak, she was carried to Ihe house of the kaimakan. Her fnc was laid open with a gash from a sabre out Serosa the cheek, but before being dragged firth she had avenged the murder of her fathei by the death of the assassin. Early the following morning Capt. Bullin, still ignorant of what hill occurred, sent two boats ashore. When thry nenred the inner reefs Turtish soldiers vere observed warn ing them off; they continued, however, to ad vance until they found tiemselves surround ed by a crowd of nbou six hundred men, who from the out iiittini reefs poured a show er of stones upon the bolts. The crews were fortunately armed, nnd fon forced their way back to the ship, not, hxjwever, without hav ing been compelled to jpurs volley of mus ketry into their assailants. An interval of five days now elapsed until the arrival from Mecca Kaamik Pacha, the Governor of the Median, with a body of about eight hundred Turkish troops. The erew of the steamer entreated their of ficers to be allowed to talte vengeance upon the city, if not by laying the place in ashes, at least by being permitted to land, even though at the risk of Aiding themselves, at most !2O0 men, opposed to a population of 20,000; but the Governor sent repeated mes sages beseeching Cnptaii Bullin to desist from all interference, warning him that his own house was surrounded ty infuriated fanatics, clamoring for the surrelder of the Christians, who they knew had oltained refuge in the house, and declaring tint were a single gun fired, or one armed man landed from the ship, not only the lives of tie refugees, but also his own would to a certainty, lie sacrificed. This officer can doublltss not have yielded without a struggle, ant no other argument would probably have sived tbe city from its well-merited doom. On the 20th Naamik Pacha arrived with his troops, and some semblance of order was restored. Mis Eveillsrd and other rescued Europeans were transferred on board the Cy clops. In spite of tie opposition st first msda by tbe Pschs, tie erew and marines were afterward landet with the British and Freneh colors, and, esorted by a bod of Turkish infantry, they were led to the new ! mads eravs. over wtich the funeral ser vice wss resd, and ths English and French flags were rs-boisted sndsr sslute of 21 guns. On ths 24th tlo Cyclops sailed for Sues, where shs arrived on tbs 8d, bringing home twenty-four refugees. The number murdered st Jiddah wis twenty one, and at ths present moment not a Christisn remains in the plaee. Jiddab is ft sea-port town of some promi nence in Arabia, and lies on tbe eastern coast of tha Red Sea, nearly opposite the eity of Mecca, of which it is the port, some sixty or seventy miles distent Jiddah is within ths jurisdiction of ths 1'asks of Egypt, hss a con siderable transit trade wilh tbe surrounding nations, and thoiisasda of pilgrims arrive there snnually on their way to the city of the Prophet. The place is eleaner and bet ter built than most of the eastern cities, and has a population estimated at twenty thou sand. Unanimity or Juries. The absurdity of re quiring unanimous asent In rendering ver dicts by Juries is exciting much attention in England. Tragically we know that this matter is regulated by juries occasionally among themselves, despite the law, by re quiring a concurrence by a two-thirds vote, or in some such proportion. A London cor respondent of th Nstionnl Intelligencer hss the following comment i n tins subject: The lew which, in England and Ireland, requires the unanimity of juries, is st length becoming the subject of forcible comment from the judicial nencn. in a ease tried the other dav in the Court of Exchequer eleven of the jury were agreed, and the par ties in tha cause obfectinu to take the vote of the majority, the Court eould not accept it. The Lord Cinei Daron too me opportu nity of ststing that he thought it must be la mented, considering how often persons mutt disagree, thst unanimity was required. Con sidering the increased intelligence of the day, it did seem extraordinary mat twelve genue men must be kept together till they a'l agreed, though they were sworn to give their verdict according to their eonsoienoe. It was much to be regretted that their verdicts were not governed by a majority not a small majori ty, for that would not do, but eleven to one, ten to two or nine to three. In reference to the esse before him, tbe old praotica of locking up Juries all night or, in other words, or torturing vnem into a unanimity whioh their oonecienes eould not sanction had verv nroperlv fallen into disuse; and, as there was no prospect of their strreeing after four hours' deliberation, he would discharge them. When (lowers sre full of Heaven- descended dows, they always hang their heads; but men hold theirs the higher tho more they receive, getting proud as they got full. A mania of suicide prevails among iIih Asiatics on tho island of Cuba. Almost every paper contains accounts of suicides of Coolies by hanging, poisoning, drowning, tfcf. YOUNG MEN. Our young men sre a painful study. As they lounge about the street with bold, leer, ing fares, poisoning the sir with oaths, or whirling madly along behind lashed horses, or loom up dimly smong the smoking haunts of folly, sin and shame, it is sickening to think thst wilh them rests the future of this country, snd in them lies its hope. It is no wonder that the hearts of father and moth ers snd sisters sre filled with dread and grief. No wonder that the perpetual and earnest advice to the young man ia t go into "ladies' society." The advice ia good. There is positive safety for him in the society of a modest, gentle, kindly and sensible girt. There is comparative safety for him in the company of s voin, giggling, trifling girl. The most empty headed snd empty hearted of coquettes is s more harmless companion for him than a cursing, tippling fellow who thinks sll manner of silliness and sin nnd will tiavel fust, although hell yawns st the end of the road. Yes, your young man's salvation is the sweet smile snd voice, the beautiful graces and accomplishments of some fair creature, attractive alike in mind snd body. But your young man dare not go nnd see a young woman he fancies, and make a friend and companion of her. Will not nil (he Mrs.Grundies think nnd say that it means something, and immediately nnd vigorously set to work to whisper their suspicions loud enough to the world iucluding the respect ive families of the young persons lo hear them? Is not your young man a flirt, n des perate fellow in whom there is danger, if he is known to go to see n halt's dozen girls st the same time? Has not this propriety which per'ades our fine modern life something to do villi the terrible outlawry nnd viciousness of Ihe young men? Has not rigid, ghastly ettiiuelte driven them from the parlor to the rum shop and worse? In the days when some of us were boys nnd girls, it was not n proof that two young people were engaged to be married that I hey were often together, haripy in the interchange of interest and sympathy nnd all kindly feeling. And some how there were better boys then than now. And better girls loo, for that mutter. Another Curb for Consumption. The French physicians are at present interested in a new trentmentfor consumption, introdu ced by Dr. J. F. Churchill, an American physician in Paris. Dr. Churchill's theory of consumption is, that it is owing to an ii ml no wnsta or an insufficient supply of phosphorous In the sia'em. To supply this want he administers the hyphosphales of limo ind soda, in doses of from five to twenty grains daily in a small quiintli v of sweetened water. In a paper by him before the Academy of Medicine at Puris he gave an account of forty-ono cases treat ed in this way with success. Ho insists that the cure of consumption in (he second nnd third stages (at n period consequently when there can be no uncertainly as to the nature of the disease) can be obtained in nil cases by this trenl tiient, except when the existing lesson of the lungs is of itself sufficient to produce death, lie also says that these sub stances have not only a curative effect, but will, if used wherever there exists a suspi cion of the disease, prevent its development, snd thus act ns a preservative with regard to consumption, just as vaccination does wilh regard to small pox, The Usurt Laws. Hunt's Merchants' Msgszine, in a recent and well digested ar ticle upon the financial affairs of the United Slates, after stating two remedies, which have been proposed to prevent the bsnks from overtrsding obliging them to keep on hand a certain portion of their obligations in specie, or forbidding the payment of interest to country banks of deposit goes on to re mark : "We suggest a remedy which, to our mind, is better than either. Repeal the usury Isws snd allow free trade in money. Disguise it as we may, the present banking system is sustained becnusu it is a safe, ingenious method of investing money st something above the ordinary rates of legal interest, and it is straining at high dividends that Iheso money lenders run into the practices of which the public complain. Either allow the private capitalist to loan his money di rectly nnd honorably at eight, nine, or ten per cent, per annum, or else restrict the bank dividends to legal interest, snd forbid sny accumulation of surplus profits. This will cut the knot of difficulty at once, snd there need be no mystery about the effect in cither case." A Judicious Appointment. Absalom L. Ileurctn, of Mill Bend, in this county, has the appointment of Commissioner to run, mark, and fix the boundary line between Virgfnia and Tennessee. Col. David W. Hal lew, of Athens, is the other Commission er appointed for Tennessee, by Gov. Harris. lonidas Baiigh and Gen. Black, of Abing don, are the commissioners on the part of Virginia. Rogersville Independent. The Telegraph Vessels. We learn from private letters written by Individuals on board the Telegraph fleet, that Ihe strsin upon both ths Niagara snd Aggnmemnon was so great that it is doubtful whether they will ever again be put In good condition The leaking In the Niagara was so rapid, that Ihe rooms on the orlop deck were flooded. The same letters slate that, Invariably, the strain straightened out the outer twist about the cable, leaving the central copper wire to benrtho whole. I'a. Enq. f A Western editor having published n long leader on "Hogs," a rival paper In the same village, upbraids him for obtruding his family matters upon the pnblio. " "Boy, what is your father doing to day?" "Well I Vpose he's failing. I heard him tell mother, yesterday, to g round to the shops and get trusted all she could nnd to do it right olf, too for he'd got every thing ready to fail 'ci plln Unit." J-fT" The Paris Moniteur announces that photographic experiments were made In France during Ihe eclipse of the sun on ths 15th ultimo, and established tho fart that the moon has an alnio" here of twenty-live mill In height, A WEARY LIFE IT IS TO HAVE KO WORK TO DO. Hoi ys who st the snvil toil. And strike the sounding blow. Where from the burning iron's breast, Ths spsrks fly to and fro. Whil answering to the hammer's ring, And fire's intenser glow Oh, while we feel 'tis hard to toil And sweat the long day through, Remember it is harder still To have no work to dol Hoi ye who till the stubborn soil, Whose hard hands guide the plow, Who bend benesth the Summer sun, With burning cheek snd brow Ye deem the curse still olings toesrlh From olden times till now But while ye feel 'tis hard to toil And labor all day through, Remember it is harder still To have no work to del no! ye who plow the sea's blue fields Who ride the restless wave. Beneath whose gallant vessel's keel There lies a yawning grave. Around whose bark the wintry winds Like fiends of fury rave Oh, while ye feel 'tis hard to toil And labor long hours through, Remember it is harder still To have no work to do. Hoi ye upon whose fevered cheeks Tbe hectic plow is bright. Whose mental toil wears out ths day And half ths weary night; Who labor for the souls of men, Companions of truth and light Although you feel your toil is knrd, Even with this glorious view, Remember it is harder still To have no work to do Hoi all who labor all who strive Ye wield s lofty power; ho wilh your might, do with your strength, Fill eveiy golden hour: The glorious privilege to do, Is man s most noble dower. Oh, to your birthright snd yourselves, lo your own souls be true! A waary, wretched life is theirs Who have no work to dol Hon. James B. Clay. It is well known that John W. Forney was the chief manager in all that pertained to the canvass in Penn sylvania in 1856. He wns entrusted with every secret, nnd had the entire control of all the financial affairs. James B. Clay was in vited to visit Pennsylvania during that can vass, and, we believe, was n guest at tVheat- land during a portion of bis sojourn in that Stnto. lU-ar what Forney snys of the "de generate son:" ".Mr. Forney, in his Westchester address," says the Philadelphia Gazette," staled that Mr. Buchanan himself prepared a portion of the speech which James B. Clay delivered on several occasions in Pennsylvania, in the Inst Presidential campaign. This places the 'un worthy son of a gal Inn', airo' in a still more degraded position. It was bad enough in him to oppose his father's political friends, without becoming the mere mntith-piece of his father's personal enemy. How James Buchanan must have despised this 'degene rate son,' even w hen he was availing himself of his ungracious snrvices! l'rentice has said sumo severe things of this hopeful poli tienn, but when we take his character fully into consideration, we must admit that ho has treated It i in more mildly than he de serves," Suicide. Joseph S. George, one of the most respectuble citizens of Fuuquire county, Virginia, committed suicide nt his residence, near Briterburg, on tho 27th ult., by hanging himself. He made his will, devising his property to his wife nnd children, and pro cured the signatures of three neighbors to it, telling them thst he did not expect to live long. A short time afterwards he was found dead, hanging by the neck in his barn. His inability to overcome a passion for liquor is said, by a correspondent of the Alexandria Gazette, who furnishes the above, to be the cause of the act. Col. Titus. The Sherman (Grayson county, Texas) Patriot, of tho 13th inst., has Ihe following: " Col. Titus4 pf, Nlcnragunn notoriety, crossed Red river at Preston, last week, wilh one hundied men well armed snd equipped, on his way, (as he ststed) to Oregon, as an independent fillibustering organization, but it strikes us somewhat forcibly that he with bis command ere long be under the flag of Vidsurri, of Northern Mexico." Punch on Printers How nice this be ing a printer! A public aervnnt, nnd well nigh the slave of the devil I s good nnlured fellow, must be killing polite on nil occa sions, especially to tho ladies, must always be a dear duck of a man, always witty; al ways dignified, must never do anything that would not accord with ihe strictest sense of propriety of the most precise old maid, and must Always be correct in what he says and does: is slwsys expected to know the latest news, is styled muggins if he is not always posted, must of course please everybody, snd certainly is supposed never to be in need of the "one thing needful," must work for nothing, board yourself, must trust every body, and is thought a great bore if he should present his bill, must be a ladder for all po. litical aspirants to step into office, who very soon become independent, don't owe him anything, consider the printer st best a sorry dog, who csnnot expect sny better treatment thsn kicks snd cuffs, snd finally summing it up, he is expected to be "a man without model and without a ahadow." Chance of the Time of the Jlolslon Con ference. Mr. Editor: I am advised bv pood autnnriiy, inni mo uuio ui which tne iioi ston Conference is to be hold, ss published in the plan of Episcopal visirationa, (viz: 3d November,) is loo late; I hnvo therefore changed the time to nrcommodalo the Hoi ston preachers. The llolsttin Conference will meet at Chattanooga, October 6th, 1858, Instead of November 3d, as heretofore pub lished. I'lcnuo publish this notice of change ns soon ss convenient, and call attention of the preachers of that Conference to tho change. Yours truiv, JaViESO. ANDREW. Summcrficld, Ju'y 10, 1868. J"37"Dr. C. fl. Swan, of Memphis, wss ar rested in that cilr.nn the 22d ult., on a charge of forgery, and bound over in tbs mm u( f lbflO, for his appearance. Interestinq Statistics. Among other interesting facts of De Bow's statistical view of the United States, we may mention thai Ihe foreign vote bf the country is bne tweirth of the whole; that the Slate of New York has sbout ono-eight of the population of the Union; that there is one house to eve ry six persons in the country; thst (he num ber of persons who live east of the Missis sippi is twelve times greater than those who live west thereof, that the distance between. New York and New Orleans is greater than that between London nnd Constantinople, or Paris and St. Petersburg; over two fifths of the national territory' Is drained by the Miss issippi snd its tributaries. Of the 1,597 po litical newspapers published in the United States in 1850,855 were whig snd 743 were democratic. There are four hundred thou sand Indians in our territory; at the close of the Revolution there were about thirty i thousand in the old thirteen States, accor ding to an estimate of Gen. Knox; direct and indirect tax paid by each white person in the country $4.24; number of renl estate owners 1,500,000, or one in about 3 19 of the free mules over twenty-one years of age; number of federal office holders (exclusive of srmy and navy) 35.466, n nine-fold increase since 1800, the population having increased sbout five-fold; one fourth part of the people re side in villages, towns and cities) the number1 of people to j dwelling in New York city averages more than thirteen, in Boston near ly nine, in New Orleans nine, In Richmond about live. A Good Natuhed Rebuke. A. certain good nntured old farmer preserved his con stant good nnture, let what would turn up. One day while the black tongue prevailed, one of his red oxen wss reported dead. "Is he," said the old man, "Well he slwsys was a breechy old cuss. Tuko off his hide and carry it duwn to Fletcher's: it will bring the cash." In an hour or two the msn came back with the news that "line black" and his mate were both dead. "Are they?" said the old man, "well I took them from B., to save a bod debt I never ex pected to get, Jt'a lucky it ain't the brin dles. Take the hides down to Fletcher's they will be ns good as cash." In an hour tho man, came to inform him' that the nigh brindle was dead, "Is he?" said the old man, " well he was n very old ox. Take off his hide and lake it down to Fletcher's, it is worth more than' either of the others," Hereupon his wife taking upon herself the office of F.liphaE, reprimanded her husbault severely, and asked him if ha was no aware Hint his lass wss a judgment from Heaven for his wickedness. ' "Is it?" said the old man; "well, if tliev' tnkti the judgment in cattle it is the ensiest way 1 can pay them. " Encouraging. The Lo'rdun Illustrated" News snys of India.' Whenever we meet the enemy or rather, whenever he can be brought to meet us he is defeated with slaughter; but it is like strik ing nt a globule of quicksilver it disperses under your hand,' bnl separates into number less small globules, ready to Join again st the first opportunity.' Fatal Prinino MatciT. The Lancas ter Fa., Inland Daily Times snys, that Mr. Isaac Bear, of Warwick township, In thst county, and ono Gnrbcr, drank seven gr.llons of whisky in 13 days when Bear died of mania-a-pdlu, leaving Garber master of tho' field. Snakes About. Philadelphia must be a pleasant place to live in. Snakes loam the streets' there. The Bulletin of Saturday says: t A huge boa constrictor, which wss kept as a show at n tavern in Walnut street, shove Eighth, escaped this morning,' and working into nynrd in the neighborhood,' it mounted a tree and bid defiance to those w ho propos ed to capture it. At last accounts his snake ship Was slid entrenched among the branches of the tree. How tiikv aiis Bled The following para graph is going the rounds of the papers: Buchanan office holders, like the unfortu. nates in the reign of John Tyler, have to pay.' The Chicaeo Times writes that Mr. Cook, the Chicago Postmaster, has informed Ilia Ad ministration that he has subscribed f 7000 to wards tha establishment of the Chicago Her ald, and has compelled his eighty clerks to subscribe from 50 to $100 esch. The Herald was started as the Adinihittra' tion organ in Chicago. Its design was to over throw the "Little Glsnt." We believe only two or three numbers were issued1. Mr. Bu chanan should be eonvinecd by this time thst ho is not "Jack the Giant Killer." Bank DicIhIon. We extract ths following paragraph from the N. Y. Tribune i The Supreme Court of Buffalo hss decided an interesting ease for bank tellers: The tol ler of the Butchers' snd Drovers' Bsnk cer tified S check when the drawer had not a cent of money in said bank Ths check came into the hands of ths plaintiff', for a valuable consideration, in dus course of business: the bsnk refusing to pay, they brought tbeir ac tion; End the court held the bank liable ori the law, settled for centuries, that the prin cipal is liable for tha sets of his agent, aoting in tbe ususl eonrss of his employment. Another World. A lewd young fellow; seeing an aged hermit go by him barefooted; "Father," said he, "yob sre in n very miserable condition; it there is not another world." Tilie son," replied ihe hermit, "bill what Is your condition,' If there is." "Tew Hum." The following Is from the letter of an American now travelling In Italy. At sunset we reached Gaeta. This place nhounds In historical Interest, nnd It is here that ths Pope found refuge when he fled from the Republic In 1849. Among the le gends nf the place is one lo the effect that he nnd tho King of Naples, who had come to visit him in his exile, went on board of sn American frignle, Tho commander welcom ed them in thess term: "Pope, how are you! King, how d'ye dor "Here, Lieut. Jor.es, You speak French, parley vous with the Pope, while King snd I go down sod hsve a drink. King, ame on."