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Jit!) ettp: BY SAM. P. IVINS. ATHENS; TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1858. VOL. XL-IXO. 521. TH POST 18 PUBLISHKD EVERT PRIDAT, AT TWO UOLUttit PER YEAH, PA YABLM IN ADVANCE. Advertlaeaueratsj wl harrred$1 per sqnar fl lines, or leaa, for the Srst insertion, and 30 cents for eai-n continuance. A liberal drilnetloD made to those who adrerUeo by the year. VPeraons sendinnadTer tiMiaenU nil mark the number of tlmea they deaira them inserted, or they will be coutlnued until forbid and chared aceordinly.flfl Cor announcing the names of eandidateafor o flee, 13, Co. Obituary notices over littnes.charged at theregular adrertiiinR rates. Alleamraunicationslntandedto promote the prlyate ends or interests or corporations, societies, Schoolsor Individuals, will b charges aa advert lsements. jab Wsrkeuchas PamnMtta, Minutes, Circulars Csrds, Blanks, Handbills, Ac, will be executed Id good style, snd on reasonable terms. Atlletters addressed to the Proprietor, postpaid ,wlll be promptly attended to. Persons at a distance sending us the names of four solvent subscribers, will be entitled to a nrth cony gratis Na communication Inserted unless accompanied by the name of the author. Office on Main street, next door to the old Jack- an uotei. THE TOST. ATIILAS, til I DAY, SEPT. 17, 1858, NOTES OP THE BANKS OP TKNNES3EE, Received by the State, Union and Planters' Banks of Tennessee, at nasnvnie. By (As PUnier' Bank. Dank of Tennessee, Union Bank, Planters' Hank, Merchants' Bank, Partners' Bank, Bank of Paris, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Union, Rank of Memphis, Northern Bank of Tenn. Ilntik of America, Bank of Chattanooga, Hank of Middle Tenn. Commercial Hank, Southern Bank. By the Bunk of Tennessee and the Union Bint Bsnlc of Tennessee, Bank of Middle Tenn. Planters' Bank, Union Bank, Bank of America, lank of Chattanooga, Bank of Memphis, Bank of Paris, Bank of the Union, Buck's Bank, City Hank, Farmers' Bank, Merchants' Bank, Northern nank, Southern Bank, Traders' Hank, Kentucky Banks, New Orleans Banks. Steam Mills Uubht. Wo lenrn from the Huntsvillo (Aln.) Advocate that the s ten in saw mills of McCulley & Lowry, near Whitesburg, on the Tennessee, in Madison county, were destroyed by fire on the 24th ultimo, together with n large quantity of lumber. Loss estimated at 86.000. True. The .Memphis Eagle and Enquirer, in an nrtic.il upon the course of certain fanati cal editors North and South, says : It is now pretty well understood that when nn editor is overheated upon nn abstract sub ject, or fierce upon a practical one, ho is either paid tor assumed malignity or has been promised a quid pro quo for his zeal. As a consequence, editorial diatribes have lost the power they formerly possessed. They merely amuse without influencing and nre forgotten before the next day's issue. If the press would regain its former posi tion, editors must learn to bo severe without invective, and to becnustie without exhibiting malignity. In this way, and in this way only, van the press accomplish its high destinv. When its conductors have the wolfare of their country at heart, the community nre not alow to perceive it. But they are quite ns quick to discover the absence of this feeling when it is only pretended, nod ns a generul rule iliey quickly distinguish sound reasoning from eaiply gasconnde, A Democratic Split. The Zunesvillc Courier states on Tuesday last there was a lurge gathering in that city of Democrats op posed to the election of Col. Manypcnny, the regular Democratic nominee for Con gressman in the Sixteenth District. The crowd assembled in front of the court house and was addressed Dr. Drake and S. Chap man. The former gentleman stated that there was no sound Democratic candidate in the field for whom administration men could vote, and moved that Jonathan Swank be nominated. The motion was adopted unan imously, and the result was received with loud cheers. tJfA secoud Fraser river excitement is Apprehended in Western Kansas. Recent arrivals from the gold region of Pike's Peak, confirm the reports of Ihe existence of ore in abundance. The company which left Law rence in June had met with good success the gold found being similar to that of Fra ser River and California. Two men, with infeiior implements, it is stated, washed out $600 in one week, on a small stream fifty miles from Pike's Peak. Tub Africans and tub Crew tor thb Echo, Aa ninny are desirous of knowing what disposition will be made of the Africans, recently carried into Charleston, we make tho following extract from the law of 1819, beiuing on tho point: Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That tho President of the United Slates be, and he is her. by, authorized to make suuli regulations and arrangements as he may deem expedient for the ssfe keeping, support and removal beyond the limits of the United Status of all such negroes, mulnttuos, or persons of color, ns may bo so delivered and brought within their jurisdiction. And to appoint n proper person, or persons, residing upon thw coast of Africa, as agent or agents for receiving the negroes, uiulattoes, or persons of color deliv ered from on board vessels seized in the prosecution of the slave trade by commanders of the United Slates armed vessels, The laws provide the penalty of death for those who aro concerned in the violation of ho United States laws prohibiting the trade. The Mercury says that "(heir trials will tuke Vlace l Columbia, before His Honor Judge Wayne, Circuit Judge, and James Connor, United Sutes District Attorney, prosecuting officer. The Court begins to sit the 4th Monday in November." Washington, Sept. 8. The Government has concluded an arrngement with the Colo nization Society to support and educate the captured Africans in Liberia one year, for 50,000. Rbmariablb. The Savannah Republi can says: Thomas llennelly, who was shot a few days since, lived four days and nine teen hours with n pistol ball lodged in the left Ventricle of liis heart. lfTheNew Orleans Picayune Insists thi.t dogs are property, no pron or corpor ation lias authority or right to poison or kill them, any more than they have authority or right lo kill horses or cows. 04r According lo the German Almanacs, the firth, of September was the end if "dog days.'' GENERAL CASS. A Washington writer in the New York Times, gives the following graphic portrai ture of this venerable statesman: Gen. Cass is a wonderful old man. He has not survived his immortality. He was born a soldier, became a pedagogue, and graduated as a bnckwoodsman. Taking to politics and his nntural element, and to office as his inheritance, he emerged from frontier life as a Cabinet Minister, and in duo course or progression became a courtier. Through Ins varied experiences caution, timidity, (lie middle safe course, have been guiding stars to Gen. Cass and his chosen pathway. Ad ulation nas always been a stepping stone to bis ambition. While quietly voyaging upon Northern lakes, making treaties with Indians, he was writing private letters to Mr. Clay, congratulating him on his vindication from Mr. Buchanan's charges of corruption. I have been told by bis companions in these excursions among the dreary ilds of the Northwest that never did a word escape him in these exciting times indicating a prefer ence for a man or party. In private he con gratulated Mr. Clay because he had the actu al power; but he knew that Jackson was the man of the coming time, and reserved him self. Truo to the in medio tutissimus, when Jackson removed the deposits, SecMaryCnss paced the floor of his private ofTico in agony rtf doubt. Tho thunders of 'the opposition and the terrors of nn impeachment were around and beforo him. He dared say nei ther yea nor nay, Jackson knew hit man, and sent Gen. Ciibs to Paris. Here was another instance of his unfailing luck and tact. Jackson would have crushed to pow der another man who had hesitated in that emergency, but he only introduced Gen.Cass to Louis Phillippe. His whole life has been luck. When he left Detroit to take the War Department, he gave orders to bis agent to sell a large track of land adjoining the town. He was to sell for $30,000. After some time the ngent wrote that he had been offered $33,000. Gen. Cass instantly replied, "Don't sell till further orders." He would have quickly ta ken his own fixed price? but being offered more he must look further. The property is now covered by the bent part of a flourish ing city, and is worth $3,000,000. Gun. Cass is a millionaire. While Governor and Indi an Agent, enjoying an excellent salary, he so managed his accounts as to strike a balance against tho Government of $67,000. He waited patiently nearly twenty years, and one fine morning during the halcyon days of John Tyler, he walked up to the Treasu ry, presented iiis claim, and brought nwny the $67,000. in gold. Studious and scholarly, ho writes well, nnd has a taste for classical and elegant things. In Paris, ho turned diplomacy over to his secretaries, and wrote a book of elab orate eulogy on Louis Phillippe, which in really a very fine biographical memoir. To further employ his leisure, he took posses sion ol the flag ship of the American squad ron in the Mediterranean, nnd with his fami ly explored the blue iEgenn, nnd meditated amidst the ruins of Greece, Italy nnd Ionia. He exploded, by a protest, the Quintuple Treaty, and returned home to quarrel with Mr. Wibstcr, enter the Senate, invent non intervention, and run for the Presidency. In (his last enterprise, Gen, Ciihs' luck failed for the first and only time in his life. His star paled before the meteor of Buene Vista. Yet it was characteristic of the canny thrift of this veteran politician, that pending the contest with Gen. Taylor he had appointed a locum tenens to keep Ins sent in the Senate warm, nnd when he wished to return to it, he had this old conveniency appointed to the care of n liiiht house on Lake Michigan. Obedient lo his will the Michigan Legis lature promptly returned him to his old post lionBM. , Personally, Gen Cass is an exemplary man of the world. He is vory rich, nnd is careful of his own. No man looks better after his own household. Politically, he is an infidel. He believes nothing; that is, he has no con victions. In his lukewarm, languid way he doubtless regards the Democratic party as tlm best able to irovern the country, but he adheres to it only because he feels it to bo safe to belong to "the strong side. Without intending it, l nave Indited an anto-mortunry memorial upon the Secretnry of State. It may stand; should it live until he dies, I believe impartial men will pro- nounco it candid and just. A. Too Much of a Good Thisq. That the legal profession was not niways regarded with thnt degree of respect and homngo which it deserved we have long beon aware. The following enactment of the General Session of the General Court of Connecticut, in May, 1729, shows that in those days the people of New England were disturbed with apprehensions lest they might have too much of agood thing. It is coppicd from the origi nal record: U'hiri'.ia mnnv Persons of late hnve ta- Iron nnoil liiem to be attorneys nl the bar, so that quarrels awl lawsuits are multiplied, and the King's good subjects disturlied. To tho end, therefore, that said miscliiel may ue in-vented, nnd only proper persons permitted to plead at the bur, as well in behalf of our sovereign Lord, the King, as his good sub- , nn... ., 1...11 i :.. II.. "11 is enacteo, inin uitiD"im colony eleven attorneys and no more, viz: three in the county of Hartford, nnd the oth er four counties to hnve two each. . . - . i 1 1 ...... tl,nl The law III question lunner ivwm each county court shall appoint tho number or attorneys to which the county is entitled, one of whom, in each county, shall be ap pointed "Kings attorney Storm at Camp Mebtiso. A corres. pomlenl of the Fredericksbug Herald, writing from a camp meeting, at Farnhnm, Virginia, "On Thursday, nfter a solemn and nm-ci- . .... ..... n l.t. lit llnv. P. P. Wilson, tho coiiregnlion was driven to the tents by a storin which raged in the wildest fury for hour and a Hall, i ne rour ui .i... ii.rniinli the trees, the loud ni;u mo ---- . , , crash of the thunder, and bright lightnings li startling crenKS oi ten nmuoiw, . . ii ..t i:...i,. r irAi broken bv the lilO HIM HI""" " storin, mingled with tho songs nnd prayers swe oue lling form trom umo uthj .-, Toe! quite queer aaaure yl lirmilnTrAs Editor has his Forttjhb Told.-Oiis of Ihe editors or the Buffalo Express says, that he recently had Ins loriuns .o.u. snys the firt inlorniiiuon rcceivcu i". r.....i nf the Gipsies, an old hag in a check apron, was-" Yoh art a frtal rascal :...". . i ... ...... l..ril.r iii ru ation to local rii nor ) - u ..,'. remarks, "our past hie ns ,11V - ,, coriectly laid before us. From the Chaflesron Conrler. REVIVAL OF THE SLAVE TRADE. We have hitherto forborne to incumber our columns, editorially, with elaborate dis. cussioiis on this question, because we have never regarded it as having attained sufficient magnitude or cignily to warrant such s course. 1 he opinion la still unchanged, nnd we mean not to depart from our course far tlier than to make the position of the Cou rier fully understood, especially as, in defer ence to the freedom of discussion, we have admitted several articles on Ihe subiect, in conflict with our own views The course of one of our associates in the legislature and otherwise, in opposition to the revival of the slave tratuc, has been sufficiently marked and decided to place his position in the premises beyond all question, and hi position is that ot I lie proprietors of the Courier. In order to have no further room for dis satisfaction or doubt, (some indications of which have reached u,) as to our course or views, we propose now to put on record the grounds of our uncompromising opposition to the revival of n traffic, which the undivided sentiment of the civilized wo: Id, (our own country, and especially the Southern section, taking the lend,) has long since stamped and stigmatized with utter reprobation and ab horrence. Were the revival of the slave trade prac ticable, (which we hold it not to be under our existing Constitution and legislation, and in the present stnte of public sentiment throughout the Union, arid especially at the North, likely to be perpetual,) we set our races against it for the following reasons: 1. The slave trade is inhuman and brutal izing, and we would nut stain our national flag, or our Southern escutcheon by re-opening it. The recent arrival of a captured sla ver in our port is full of evidence nnd speaks volumes to this point. Cupidity nnd avarice stow away and pack their human victims, by hundreds,' spoon fashion, in n single vessel, without reuard to decency, morality, cleanli ness, health or life, and numbers, in the midst of stench nnd filth, frequently, if not neces sarily, perish from disease. The poor Afri cans nre not ns well cared for ns nre dogs, horses or other brute freight; a certain per centage of mortality among them is counted nn ns matter of mercantile calculation; nnd, in case of storm, or dnngor of shipwreck, or shortness of provisions or water, they nre mercilessly thrown overboard, and with less scruple than mere goods and chattels would, in like case, be committed to the deep. It is vain to say that were the tin flic licensed and regulated, these evils nnd atrocities would ceuso to characterize it; they nre inherent in its very nnture, and, for proof of this melnn choly and revolting truth, we cite the histo rical nnd conclusive fact that nil "the horrors of the middle pnssago" occurred in their worst form, when the slave trade was licens ed by every civilized nation. The recent dis closures of oppressions and atrocities, prac tised in emigrant ships, illustrate the subject; nnd we hnve lately published the testimony of Gen. Gadsden that he hns been nn eye witness of scenes op board of the Misi. sispi slavers, in tho conduct of the inter state slave-trade, (Congressional Interference with which, however objectionable the prac tice, in many of its features, should bo the knell of the Union,) scarcely inferior to tho horrors of tho middle passage. We have ac cidentally met with nn illustrative passage, on the subject, in til e nnnual message of Gov. David R. Williams, to the Legislature of this Stnte, in November, 1816, which may be ap propriately cited here: "It is not possible that your deliberations on these subjects can be concluded before that remorseless and merciless trallic, Vi'hich brings among us slaves of all descriptions from other States, and which is a reproach to our morals and an outrage to our feelings, shall press on you for correction. It is time the course of ceaseless cupidity, alike regard less of country and consequence, should be arrested, high time thnt our streets nnd high ways should be freed from the crowds of suf fering victims, that are constantly dragged through them to minister to insatiable ava rice. The lights of humanity a wise polioy the prayers of the just, all require that the delightful avocations of domestic- life should be no longer defiled by the presence of con viuts and malefactors' The fact is that tho slave traffic is, in it self, brutalizing and debasing. As a general rule, the master nnd crew of n slaver, as is shown by those now in our port, nro fit to become cut-thronts or pirates. We hnve no aicklv sensibilities on the sobj -ct of slavery. Wo bold slavery, ns nn existing institution in our Innd, to be defensible, economically, morally nnd scripturnlly, nnd to be maintain ed with our life's blood; we believe, too, the condition of the enslaved African in this ci vilized and Christian country to bo infinitely better than that in his native land; but still we sny.God forbid that the slave trade should ever ngnin be prosecuted under the flag of .. . .L. II f II... U 1. Hie union or me uajj i um 2. Tho revival of the slave trndo would deteriorate, barbarize nnd heathenize, or su persede, our now civilized and Christian olaves, by an unceasing nnd ever-incrensing iufusion of native Africans, und introduce the insurrectionary element nmong our now or derly nnd contented slave domestics nnd peasantry. 3. The revival of the slave trndo would brutalize ourselves. Wero it cheaper to im port thnn to cure or rear sluve, instead of multiplying and replenishing the earth, as our happy slaves now do, they would bo nn ....,.liu H..i'inin(ed. ns thev wero formerly in Jamaica and Brazil and still nre in Cuba, nnd the places of the dead supplied by new im portations of the raw material, nnd Uncle Toms and Lagrets would be no longer fabu lous personages ill the South. For proor of this, see the obsolete colonial legislation sirninst cruelty to slaves, too revolting nnd disgusting to bo specially mentioned, yet un repealed on our statute book. As a corol lary, too, would ceaae the patriarchal diame ter of the slavo institution, compensated for its admitted evils, by the widespread relation or humane and attached masters aud subor dinate and attached aervnnts. 4. The revival or the slave trndo would speedily nbolilionize the border Southern Slates, by rendering slaves of no value, and the institution an incubus nmong them. 3. The revival of the slave trndo would ruinously impair the value of slaves, nnd de stroy the eulturo of short staple cotton in the Atlnntie Cotton Slates, and bulla up nt their expense the prosperity of tho boutli westerr. States. The new and fertile lands of thnt region, cultivated by Imported Afri cans, bought for a song, would render short cotton so cheap to be of Impossible pro duction on the Atlnntie border. , 6 The revival or the slave trndo would fill Northern pockets at Ihe expense of South ern interests. Let the slave trade be re open ed, and Northern cupidity and Northern capi tal would at once seize on It Tor Northern enrichment, nnd certainly not for Southern good. New York slid Boston, in spile of Northern fanaticism and hypocriticnl treesoil. ism, nre the grcnt centres, from when- now issue covertly flotillas or slavers, in defiance of the laws of the Union nnd the cruisers or England and France; and, were the trade le galized, fleets of the like character would openly blacken the ocenn. 7. The veiy agitation of the question is calculated to distract nnd divide tho South, the harmony and onity of which is especial ly necessary in these disjointed nnd distem pered times, when s lurge portion of the Northern people, faithless alike to the coun try, the Constitution nnd their nntbs, nre waging Internecine war against the rights, interests and domestic pence nf the conserva tive and the Constitution-loving South. Its tendency, too, is to alienate friends nnd stiengthen enemies, and to precipitate the downfall of the Republic, on the perpetua tion of which, in its whole constitutional in tegrity, rest ut once our own happiness, great ness nnd glory, end the hopes of our race. 8. Lastly we nre happy to say that our views are in ennc-,-' u-e with those or most or ths leading mert and minds of the State nnd the South. Tragedy at Ksiohtstowb, Indiana. Jhe Indiana True Republican, of the 19th inst., says: The citizens of Ihe quiet little village of Knightslown was thrown Into the most inlenso excitement on Friday evening, by the discovery that Miss Ann Rngao, daughter of a most respectable widow lady of that place, had been most foully murder ed. On Tuesday evening the deceased wns taken ill, and continued to grow rapidly worse until Friday, when she died while in a severe convulsion. On Satnrduy morning a post mortem examination was held, and it was ascertained that nn abortion had been produced upon the body of tho young girl by mechanical means. This sad account is not without its moral. The murdered girl will rest in her dishonor ed grave, the poor old broken-hearted moth er will bond under the great weight of her sorrow that has been cruelly thrust upon her hourt, until she sinks into her grave; but tho seducer who will require this blood at his hands? Who will meet him with n less friendly grasp? What young ludy will de cline the honor of his company? What moth, cr will forbid her daughters to associate with him? What "circle" will refuse him admis sion, becnuse of the stain of outraged inno cence and murdered womanhood upon his hands? And yet this is society; the society thnt our daughters, sisters, mid wives move in. Since the perpetration of this dark act, we have seen the principal actor ill it, in n com pany of respectable men, Inngbing gaily and talking lightly. This wns the day niter her burial, and there was no shrinking back nmong these, men, ns though the plnguo was among them. Ami! why should they shrink? Her blood is upon bis hands; but then you know his fine kid gloves will hide all that. Expehimkntal Stkim Sun'. A steam ship of novel construttion has arrived at Hartlepool from Greet wich, where it hos been built by Messrs. Joyce, to lest the util ity of an ingenious contrivance of detaching portions of the vessel aid leaving entire car goes at any port ou tin routo. The vessel, which is ubout ninety fect in length und very narrow in the beam, is Luilt of iron, and con sists of three separate moveable compart ments, which fit together in sockets mid fastened lo by strong iron slays. The fore most section is occupied by the crew, the middle compartment contains tho entire car go, nnd the iiflermost pnrt the engines. It is said Hint the contrnl section can be discon nected from llio other two su'tions in n few minutes, nnd an empty bold substituted in its place, so that the vessel can proceed on its course either with a fresh cargo or in search or one. The steamer is now loading with coal for the London market, nnd will take in between thirty and forty tons. If the experiment should answer, a vessel of two thousand tons burden is to bo construct ed on the sauio principle. Ths Hoo and Cons Crop. We have been, says the Louisville Courier, politely shown by a mercantile friend, two letters from difl'erent parts of Ohio, conveying in teresting nnd important information concern, ing the hog and corn crop. Ono of theve from Piqua, (in the Great MiamiViilley,) snys lluit in that section Ihero will be produced from ono-half to three fortlisi the usual quantity. Some of the latest planting enn not muture, even though the season should continue favorable. As to hogs the same utbor says there will bo no fulling off in number from 1857-58, nnd the crop will be equally As largo .is in th::t prolific season. Tho letter from Steubenvillesays Ihe corn crop in Hint portion of Ohio will bo nn av erage one. Hogs are plenty and nre now selling cheaper than they did lost season. Wo understand that a number of Ken tucky farmers had recently gono to Ohio and Indiana after stock hogs, whore they were very abundant. Sprinos Lifb. The editor of Ihe Freder icksburg News, writing one ofhis lively letters from the Greenbrier White Sulphur, draws it (rnther strong, we fenr,) ns follows: "Here we are, a community of seventeen hundred, nobody working, nil well dressed, with nothing to do but to enjoy themselves all rich apparently, and by reputation! Would you believe that a man camo hero to find a poor girl for a wife and could't find one? They nre all wealthy aristocrats. One ludv wns hero for two weeks, who wore thr'eo different dresses every day, nnd lett because her other trunks hud not arrived and aho would have to wenr a dress a second time. To see 5,000 worth of diamonds, lace, &.C., on one lady nt a ball, is not considered remarkable." ff A few week since, C. G. Eastman, of Mnntpelier, Vt., wns removed for reasons best known to the Administration from the office of Postmaster. The Democracy of his district have just expressed their "confidence" in the Administration by promptly pomina tin" Eastman for Congress. GHOST STORIES. While the Thirty-third or Wellington's Regiment wns quartered in Canada, the ofli cers oT the mess tnblo saw the door open and a figure pass through the inner room. He was deadly pale, and was recognized as a brother officer, Wynyard by name, known to be then in Engliind,on sick Itave. There being but one exit, and as be did not return, some one or the party looked into Ihe room ho had entered, but found no trace. Nol mere ly one, but nil present saw the figure. Some took notes of tho Incident, nnd in llio "log hook" of the regiment, (if n nautical phri'se ia udmissible in matters purely military) tuny read the then written statement of the facts. News ofhis death, afterwards received, prov ed the hour of bis dissolution and appear ance to have been simultaneous. An in stance similar to the Beresford case nnd oth ers, I could mention, where doubt has been entertained us lo the possibility of a denizen of a higher sphere appearing lo his boloved ones on earth, occurred to a friend of my own, and to the companion of bis early youth, who, having obtained a cadetship, went to India. His story runs thus: "Sever al years ago, the former was, towards eve ning, driving alone across a wide, barren heath. Sudden'y, by hi - side, in the vehicle, was seen the figure of his playmate. He knows not why, but he experienced neither surprise nor dread. Happening to turn his head from him to his horse, and on looking again, the apparition had vanished! And now an iuilescribnblo feeling of awe thrilled through him; and remembering the conversa tion they hud held tegetlier nt parting, he doubted not that his friend wns nl Mar mo mr.nl dead, and that in bis appearing to him, he was come in the fulfillment nf their mutu al promise, in order to remove nil pre-existing doubts. Bv llio next India mail intelligence wns received of his death, showing the exact coincidence as the time nf the two events, nnd bringing home at once conviction to the mind of the bereaved. Ono conclusion Is evident, from all I have hitherto gathered, thai in our future aud disembodied state our present identity is retained. More than twenty years ngo, I wns cnlled beforo day light lo visit the lale Mrs. S., living in Mnry head Cottage, and found her in a most ex cited state, arising from an impression on her mind, as she stated to me, that she hud seen her old friend, Mr. Adams, w ho lived near Tones, open the end riirtnin of her bed nnd look nt her, nnd that she wns convinced he teas dead. A few hours after n Bervnnt brought a letter announcing his death, nt tho very time she had seen him. I lenrned nfter wnrds thnt her husband had destroyed him self, nnd thnt she had benrd a pistol shot, nnd the ball roll along the floor ho being far ntvny. Fioles and Quereis. Not the Cosiet of Charles Fifth. (M. Cabinet, a French smart, holds the opinion that the recently observed comet in svernl parts of Europe, is not the celebrated comet of Charles V. In n communication to the Journal des Debuts, he Bays: This year wo have nlroady five comets, two of which nro poriodical; l.iit nono !' them nro the comet ot 1566, called "comet of Charles V.," on the return of which, con trary opinions of Mr. Hind and lloefl" divide thescientiiic world. As for the comet No. 5, of this year, which wns discovered by M. Do nate, at Florence, on the 2d of June, it hns no resemblance to the comets nf 1556, l'J64, nnd 975, which are supposed to be tho same. The present comet advances very slowly, and will be in the midst of its apparition on the jili or 6th of September next. It goes to ward tho wcsl; whereas, Ihe couiel of Charles V. went toward the east, so Unit they can no more be confounded than the mail from Brcnst can be confounded with that from Slrasburg. Moreover, there are 100 dig. difference in the position of the perilieliuni, and the inclination is deg. instead of 30 dcg. . A NovELTy. A mammoth car stood up on the rail road track nt tiie station this mor ning, lis dimensions were sixty-five hy eight feet. The interior was fitted up with counters and shelves for displaying goods. The sides could be extended five feet each way, thus making quite n sale room. Whether designed lor a trap car to catch Western tradeis on their way to market, or to serve Ihe purpose of n traveling dry goods store, we could not learn. Its height caused it to get some sovcre raps trom the bridges along the route. New Haven Palladium. Tho Jackson Mississippian of tho 3d inst., has tho following paragraph. A Case of Yellow Fever is Jackson. A denth from Yellow Fever occurred or. Wednesday night, nl tho "Robecc.i Bonrding House," near the Brandon Depot. Tho dis ease wns contracted in New Orleans. The deceased came. from thnt city sick several dnys before he died, where lie hnd sojourned inn house where numbers hnd died. Tho physician, (Dr. Baily.) who was called to see him, found him in the lust stage of disease, throwing up black vomit. Other physicians snw the body nfter dentil, and all ngreed that it wns a case of yellow fever and in its most virulent nnd aggravated form. Circumstances rendering it quite probable thnt Ihe disease will spread from this case, many of our citizens have prudently left town, nnd all others who can leuve nre pre paring to do so. f&T Tho Rev. Elenzcr Williams, more generally known perhaps as claiming to be the Dauphin of Franco, deceased nl HognnB burg, New York, at 8 o'clock on the mor. ning of the 28th of August. His last words were "Lord Jesus Christ, hnve mercy on me and receive my spirit." He was buried the next day with Masonic honors, nnd the ser vices of the Episcopal Church. lie died iu poverty, nnd the Journal of Conimerco says: There is no doubt Hint he suffered at last from wnnt of attention nnd olhor neces saries. His late habits nt home would seem to have been reclusive. Hud he made known his claims to their attention, tho Mnsons would have provided for nil his wants. Igr-It would be well if farmers would siircound their bnriiynrds, barns and pig-pens with fruit troes. Such trees bear abundantly, nnd heavy crops of plums can often bo ob tained in such places, ns Iho stung fruit is sure to be picked up nnd devoured ns soon as it falls, thus preventing the increase of Ihe curculio. Apples, penrs, cherries nnd nil other fruits, do well for the snme re.ison.nnd Ihey nre all provided with a plentiful amount of liquid ni'inuro from tho drainage of the barn and birn-ynrd. Next fall or spiiog re collect this, nnd Plant some trees. THE DYING WIFE. Though many a sorrow stricken heart will bleed afresh, and many a manly eye grow dim with tears over the remembrances of a reality which the following beautiful lines will awaken, no one, we are sure, will blame ns for publishing them: Lay the gam upon my bosom, i Let me feel her sweet warm breath; For a strange chill o'er nic passes, And 1 know that it is death. I would gaze upon the treasure Scarooly given ere I go; Feel her rosv dimpled fingers. Wander o'er my check of enow. 1 am passing through the waters, But s blessed shore appeal s; Kneel beside me, hti.'band dearest, Let me kiss sway- hy tears. Wrestle with tbv gi.ef, my husband, Strive from midnight until day: It may leave an angel's blessing When it vauishuth away. Lay the gem upon my bosom, l'is nut long she can be there; See! how lo my heart she nestles, 'Tis the pearl I love to wear, If in after years beside thee, Sits another in my chair, Though her voice be sweeter niinio. Ana her face than mine more fair. If a cherub call thee "Father!" Far more beautiful than this, Love thy first-bornl Oh, my husband! Turn not from the motherless. Tell her sometimes of her mother You can call her by my name? Shield her from the winds of sorrow, If she errs, old gently blame. Lend her sometimes where I'm sleeping, I will answer if she calls. And my lireath will stir her ringlets, When my voice in blessings fulls. Her soft blnck eyes will brightm Aud wonder whence it eaine; In her heart, when years pass o'er her, She will find her mother's nuiue. It is said thai, every mortal Walks between two angels here; One records the ill, but blots it, If before the midnight drear Man repenteth if uuennaeleil, Then he seals it for the skies; And the right bund angel weepeth, Bowing low with veiled eyes. I will be her right band angel, Sealing up Ihe good for Heaven; Striving that the midnight watches Find nn misdeed uiiforgiven. Yon will not forget mo. husband, When I'm sleeping 'nealh the soil? Oh, love the jewel given ns, As I love thee next to God. Counterfeit. It is common to hear peo plo to exclaim admiringly, "It looks like something betlei! Everybody would think it an expensive article 1 You are very for tunate!" What is implied in this? Thnt everybody wishes to seem belief thnn he Is, and to hnve his possessions seem more valuable than Ihey nre. The Indies (bless them!) nte spe cially given to this habit, In referencoto ar ticles of dress. They have, perhaps, uncon ciously, adopted the form of expression used by the merchants uho sell the goods. When one of these shows a calico, he nssuies tho buyer Hint it looks liko delaine; nnd a ging ham would certainly be mistaken fur silk, the style is bo like! So, innumerable varie ties of goods, offered cien;i, they assure cus tomers, appear in every respect jusl liko the costly articles Ihey were made to simulate. None w ould suspect the cotton nnd wool was not nil wool, thai the satin was not all silk, that Ihe velvet wns not ot tho richest quality ! This striving to soeni butler than ono is, to nppear in pecuniary circumstances above the real condition, is the bane of social life. Occasionally we meet ono having moral courage enough to be true. When wo do see ono without a wish to make silk look like satin, w trust him fully. Such people find it easy nnd pleasant to nppear ns Ihey nre; nnd they enjoy life nnd the esteem of their acquaintances. Don't try to make silk appear sutin. 11 wool bo wooi. Let cotton look like cotton. This effort to cheat the eyes contract the mind and degrndes the soul. God uiado the cotton. It is nicely adapted for service, nnd while it clothes you, honor it, nnd nut feel uahnmcil of its beauti ful textures. If yo-j can receive honor I rum the styla or expense of n garment, we pity your soul or its substitute. Rigard fitness in your, garments, ns in nil else,' and think no moro about it. The true nre honored, na being in coneonunco with law; the counterfeit nre despised as soon ns detected. Too Late Kon Chohch An old negro in Connecticut, who hnd always been very von slant in attending church, anil prided himself furthermore in being the first there, Iiap4 pened to be detained far beyond the usual hour one morning. "John," snid CulTee, ns be stooj enrding his wool fur Ihe occasion, "hub the kindness to tell me what o'clock him b.?" "Cnn'l tell you, Cufleo, dc clock hub stop ped. I should link it am pretly considerable Into." "Ise wouldn't be exposed if 'twar half an hour top o' dat," returned Cuffce, nnd hur ried lo church ns fast ns his bimdy legs would carry him. Ho entered toward tho end of Ihe sermon, just ns Ihe parson was reitera ting Ihe text for the last time. "The lust sliull be first, nnd the first shall be Inst." Cufleo turned upon his hi el and went out exclaiming "Dat means me I come last, but Iso out fusser anyhow; ri next tiuie ilis nigger goes late lo meeting, be no go nt nil." Should sot ns m roo Muoii of a Huh HY.A New Orleans police ullicer named "ggelt, was recently churned illi nn out rage, on oath of a fair haired litllo gill of t clvc. The indignant people were about lynching lbs accused, nnd he was nt once hicked out of ollice, but on the 13th Inst., when the ease come up for trial, the girl con fessed that alio find perjured herself in Iho first instance, nl her nioliiei's ini.ilg ition, lo extort money from leggetl, and Ih it ho was entirely innocent. Judge LyncYa court hns ono hasty killing less t answer lor. tlx-change. Damascus Damascus is tho oldest city in the world. Tyre nnd Sidoti have crum bled on the shore; Bnalbec is a ruin, Palmyra is burnt in the snnds of the desert; Ninevah nnd Babylon have disappeared from the Tigris nnd Euphrates; Damascus remains as it was before the days of Abnibnm n centro of trado and travel a predestined capital, "with martini and sacred associations exten " ding through more thnn thirty centuries. It was near Damascus llial Saul of Tarsus sniv "the light from Heaven above the brightness of Ihe sun;" the "street which is called strait," in which it was "ho prayed," still runs through tho city. Tho caravan conies nnd goes ns it did a thousand years ngo; there nre still the shiek, the nas nnd w liter wheel; tho merchants of tlio Enprates" nnd of the Mediterranean still "occupy" these "with llio multitude ot their wares." Tho city which Mahoinmed surveyed from a neighboring height, nnd was afraid to en ter because "il is given to man to have but ono Paradise, and, for his part, lie was re solved nol to have his in this world," is to Ibis day, what Julie n called it, "Iho eye of the East," ns it wns iu tho limo of Isaiah "the bend of Syria." From Damascus came tlio damson, or bluo plumb, and delicious apricot of Portugal called "Damascus damask, our beautiful fab ric of cotton nnd silk, w ith vines and flowers rnised upon n smooth, bright ground; the dnmnsk rose introduced into Knglnnd In tho time of Henry VIII;" the diuiiascus blade, so famous the world over for Its keen edge and wonderful elasticity, tlio secret of whoso manufacture was lost when Tnmerliine enr ried off tho artist inlo Persia; aud thnt beau, tiful art of inlaying wood and Hleel with eil. vcrnnd gold, a kind of Mosaic engraving anil sculpture united called Damaskeening, with which boxes and bureaus, and swords nnd guns nre ornamented. it is still n city of flowers r.nd bright wa ters, the "streams from Lebanon," the rivers of Damascus," the "river of gold," still mur mur and sparkle in a wilderness of "Syrian gardens." ' "Talkhts Lavs is the Head." This striking aphorism wns enunciated Ly a dis tinguished Trinity Comity (California) puli ticinn, who upon returning from serving bis constituents in tho legislative halls of Sacra mento, was greeted with a serenade, upon which memorable occasion he is repotted to have made the following speech : "Feller-citizins of Trinity county, I'm wilh you once again! (Immense npplatiae.) Feller citizens, there's no people on trio fnco of (icd's yearlh that I love so well as the people of Trinity, (sensation.) and Ihar's no people on the face of (iod'a yearlh that 1 ought to love so well ns lh people of Trin ity. (Prolonged cheers nnd n pause.) FelU'r-citizens, I'm no public speaker I haven't got tho talent tillenls lays in llio head. (Dead silence and a pause.) Feller-citizens, if I'vedone anything wrong down thar, (pointing in the direction of Sue-" rainc uto,) lorgive me, ' Tribute it lo Ilia bend nnd not the heart. (Strikes his heart on Iho right side.) Gentlemen, lei's lieker; and nt the next election I want you n!l to go ali du dil du dub du. (Immense and pro longed cheering with n 'tiger.'") Very Useful Information. "A man lately died iu Boston from the effect of n toe nail growing in." . ' Did he? We regret to hoar it. We re- gret still more to benr that nny ono has lived; to a mnturo ngo without learning how to pre- Vent the "growing in of a toenail," by which,; wo presume, is meant thnt frequent occur-, renco of the corner of the nail grow ing inlo the overlying llesh in consequence of wonr iug s'loes or boots too tight. We liuvo known enscs ol excruciating Bufferings arising from this cause. i Now to prevent this diflicu'ly: Do, not cut nwny the offending corner of the nail, as is usually done, very short, but cula notch in the centre, iii!o dowr to the quick! ami keep that notch there until tho difficulty is cured, w hich will sometimes bo with the first cutting. Tho philosophy of the remedy is Unit the cut breaks the nruh, and naturally changes the curvcture of the unit, und makes the corner turn up instead of down. ,, . , A PnonLKM. Whoever originated tho following deserves lo have liiu iiiiinu bund ed down to posterity: ( "If a dispatch from England to America, gain on Ihe sun ho as to reach here 4 J hours hy the clock before it loTt England, nt Whnt time would it arrive nt Ihe point of depnr-' lure, wero a cubic carried nround lbs world? Would it nut arrive the day beforo it left, less only the time exhausted iu making llio circuit? If so, then, wilh a continuous tele grnp lino nround Ihe wor.ld, why not send n dispatch around mid nround until it reached hack to Adam, nud let him know what his children nru nbout in these 'laltur days?'" . Tlm Enn Cnor. The Buffalo Express; makes a curious estimate, to" the) effect thnt' "there nre 103,C0J,00J laying fowls in the' country, of which 60,000,000 Iny each an egg a day throughout tho year. This would' give the annual crop of 18,250,000,000 eggs nnd these fit eight cents a dozen would bo worth 12!,C00,C0G!', We do not know what baaisthcBo statistics are founded on,' but if they nre true, the vnluo of eggs greatly exceeds that of all the cotton, tobac" co, rice, hemp, etc., of the country. Our hens nro our greatest institution. ' A Capital IUtoiit. "I knew Mr. I.ln.'j coin in early life; he coinmei ceil his life ns A grKfr."-?'M. ' "The only ilill'ercnce between Douglas and in) self ou ihe grocery question is, that Idle t Imvo ttlood on one sido of the counter, he has been equally nlldilive on the other." Lincoln.. i ... I4f A c'nliu scut lo Eldridge, Iho St. I.iwreneo county school teacher, who cm-' oily murdered hi betrothed, waa oj cn'ed by the jd!or and found In contain a nico new rnzof.