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BY SAM. P. IVINS.
THE POST 13 ri'VLlHIKD EVERY ritlDAT, AT TWO noi l. 4 lit I'l U VI. Ill, I'A YAtILK .V APT A ATA. Atrertisemrnla will be chert-fj per square II Unoe, or lee., fur the Bret taorrttou, ! So cnu for each eeolitun. A liberal d1acuon to those srlio atverUM Of the re.r. (ffMUM eewllnto'tve r tieessonte win murk lit number nt tune, iio-t oxelre them lnesrll, or tliejr will bo continued uulil forbW sad hr, c;i!r.llnCl.H for soooeocliif tin u.iuei of e'lllBteiroomee,, C. oHrr aotloesover It lines .eh.rjcd Btthsregslsr deertlilos rsies. AIIonJsiiiili!llrrntnteni..illo promote the private ends or liumliol Corporations, Socirtlee.eVliiMjio or lo.Iirldii.il, will be clmrxri .tfrtliiuent. Jok Wsrk.surnai I'srnphktii, Minutes, Clrcnlart, C.ru, Hiss.., IUaMlls, ., will bo eseculed In (uod tle.ssd on reoeonuMe tcrno. Alllrttrro 4lrr..ed to tin Proprietor, postpaid ,wlll be promptly sto-nitcd to. Pereone a dlrtsnr, soadln us the psmes of ronr SolvenUuloerlhr., will be iilillidtolll. eopjf er.tle. No eenn.Hnlr.tHH. inierttd unless sceompsuled bjf then.meof the esthor. ttf Ofllcs b Msla etrset, nest ioor to the old Jeek f b Hotel. THE POST. ATHENS. t'H 1 1 V. wv' i5LSS"'- Daneroc Counterfeits. We hsve been shown, snys the Griffin South, n ge n a " 'In ten-dVlInf note on tin afereUnl & Plant era' Bnnk'of Savannah, with counterfeit signatures. It it signed Augustus Burns, Cashier, nnd II. Roberts, President. We tire Informed a sheet of notes were lost, after being numbered and date. before the Presi dent and Cnfliiir had signed tin-in; this in probably the first one that has been detected, but there rtre more of them out, fST The llrookvillo (Penn.) Jetl'ersnninn states tho defeat of the Uemocrntic ticket in Jefferson county, in Hint State, win owing to story put in circulation that President Bu ehnnnn had signed n bill making smooth iuarlers worth only tw enty cents! If they remembered that u "mnoolli quarter" would jmy two day's wages under the system of "blessings nnd benefit." which Mr. Ituclinn II proposed for American labor, the defeat of his ticket is easily accounted for. Si-ecir ANU Bank Notes in the United States. Notwithstanding the large quanti ty of specie at present in the United Slates the ninojnt contained in nil the banks of New Vork, Boston, Philadelphia, nnd New Orleans, 1b only about one hall' the amount Iield by tho Bank of England, and probably less than half the amount held by the Bank of France. The aggregate amount of tho loans of the tanks in the four cities above named, last week, was 8J-J3,287,4(i7,niirtui.tof deposits, e)U3,857,35l; notes in circulation, $21,116, 375; and apocie, 855,777,181. The amount of specie in the Sub Treasu ry last week was $10,198,837. The nggregat circulation of bank notes in the United Kingdom on tho 28irof August last, amounted in round numbers to $180, 000,000, of which tho Bank of England furnished $103,500,000, the private banks of England and Wales 150,000,000; tho joint lock banks of tho same, $13,400,000; tho Scotch banks, $18,419,770; and the Irish tanks $28,300,000. Topolation of Philadelphia-TIio North American claims that tho population of its city now numbers Gi)8,927. This includes the whole county of Philadelphia, which ie ' very extensivo nnd contains n number of populous villages. Kensington, Southwark, Moynmensing, the Northern Liberties, Mnn ityunk, Gerinnnlown, Frunkford, llolulcs burg, Bustlctown, Hamilton, Mantua, &c, are nil now consolidated in ono municipality Add aro nil counted In n census of Philadel phia. Tho whole area thus included is about 155 square miles. I3f Tho mummy of an Egyptian Prin cess, from Egypt, was n few day ago landed In England. It is intended for exhibition. , An embalmed cat was found in the samo : case with tho lady, which (act is considered sullicienl evidence that the lady was never . junrrWd. Pacific Railroad. The Washington correspondent of tho New York Times learns from a reliable sourco that Mr. ISuchnnnn will Inks strong grounds in bis message in ' favor tf tho passage, this winter, of a Picific l Railroad bill. He will sketch the plan of eonatrucllot (o be favored by his Adminis tration. Tut M. E. Cituitcii South. Thoro are , In the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, ' 2'J67 traveling preachers; 167 superannuated; ' 3907 local; 404,430 white members; iij,331, white probationers; 148,635 colored mem bers; 89,394 colored probationers; 3189 Indian members, 497 Indian probationers. The total membership, ministers, hilly in full end on trial, is 553,777, fxhibiiine; Ratify, ing net increase of 13,0G0. .V. ). Christian Advocate. The Miirfreesboro' News of the 3d . Ninst., has tho following paragraph in rcgaid .10 the probablo price of pork in Rutherford county, the present season: l'ort. The season has arrived when pto . .pie who soil nnd buy pork begin to make engagements. We have hesrd of no con tracts hero yet nt a specified price. We rinve beard of men who oflVred to give four dollars n hundred; nnd we have heard of men who ofl'ered to take fivo. We therefore conclude that the price of pork in this sec tion of country will bo nt one of these rates, -or at some figure between them, tho present season. ' After Old Buck. Senator Ilrown, of Mississippi, has recently returned to Wash ington. It is suggested by the knowing ones that Immediate errand is to redeem the pledge he gave his constituents in his I lazel- ' hurst speech, that he would bold Buchanan to bis promise to cut IT the bead nf every ollieo-holder nnd repudiate every Democrat who refused to stand up to the English Hill. ' Hope be will have a good time and let us know when he succeeds. Mobile Advtr titer. fJT"Tho Inhnbitnuts of Carson Valley are ' preparing to make applications to Congress for a Territorial government. Washington (iwssir. The ecioiul" ro-rcpuiid. lit of Forney's p.pn write.: Tho amount uf uiont rvoeii.- l on Irf- eomit,n new.p ij" f, out of the. Trwaiury, if Uled cenrately t the people, woq.ti listd.jr be Uelievofl. I M not De supr sea u l w.tilil 1. J.M m-vmlioM.l post-otbees for Phi.l. !phi, New V.rtk, and lt..toii. 1'h's fact alone goes l hww wh..t a despet'ia uauae it is winch re.portwt sueri epilieii.s. The verv i:i'l'nt tul.iiiicd by tlirsu lioun'i-s rtn; d..-eilrit 0 Hie peopie.Binl they are now rapid i) sii king iulo di-eloie. It is staled that ICgi'jr, does not make any hesitation ill denouncing the appointment of (jlsiicy Jones as niuost unfortunate st-p on the part of the Administration. He has b.-rn pretty public in his censures to every body, except li e l'ri .iil. nt. Hon. Junes Craig, of Missouri, sends word here, through bis fiieilds, that during his tour in Pennsylvania, and through the Northern Ktalea, lie discovered n unanimous feeling sgjiiiel the proscriptive policy of the Adiliiiiixlration, and that if it is not a ban iloned the whole of the democracy of the Norlli-Wfst and South will be found under the II ig of Douglas. A Vow r-jsj tie HottTH. TiieAlntws Weekly Messenger says: f We doubt whether there has ever been sn ndininiHtrstion, not excep'ini; even John Tyler's, which Ins commanded so little of the confidence and lespect of the people, as that of J .Hies Iliiehanan. All thu whin'm"". of nil the organs to the contrary, the people believe that it is rxtrnvaiiont, corrupt, and hypocritical; a majority of Hie party w licit placed it in power have repudiated it; its warmest friends and dpendeiits can extol it only by insane generaiitiis; nnd the lime w"l sooncouie, w hen the echo of these will bo dro ned by the voice of general condemna tion; nnd when It will be referred to ns nn example ol the dealing of the American people with unprincipled aud unfaithful ru lers. We nro rather inclined to the opinion that a goodly number of Southern Whigs, who were so eager to cast in their fortune with .Mr. IIuchansn,nLout this time, nre somewhat in the condition of the Scotchman, who wished himself "bock again." Aukansas Jails. Tho Powh.ittaii (Ark.) Advertiser, noticing thu escape of a prisoner from the (ireen county Jail, says that that builiiiiig has an inner nnd outer door; the inner was very iudifl'erentiy secured, nnd the outer was kept firmly fastened by means of a fence-rail propped against It with a board (I i i veil in (lie ground nt the foot. The piis oner fy several days h id offered n reward of live dollars to any person who would shell an ear of coin at tho foot of the rail nnd leave the rest to the hogs, declaring at the same time that h could manage the inner door. Katiiki: Good. A distinguished Missis sippi politician are nut all politicians "dis tinguished" the .Memphis Bulletin says, was naked the other day bow he stood on "Siitiiitlcr Sovereignty," to w hich he answer. oil: "NquntU-r SoVvfolgnly, h. 11 it n.johIk' rijihl, I am in favor of it; but If it Hpiils wrung why then I'm ag'inst it !" On this basis, continues tte liulletin, we respectfully suggest, the poor old drone mi"lit be allow ed to have, n little rest lit any rate until it is seen how it is likely hereafter to sqiiut," DAYI.IlillT TllotUill MlPM.R TuNNEI,. Tho Columbia Guardian is informed that on the 23d ult. nn opening wis madu through the Middlu Tunnel of the Uluu Ridge ltail Road. The Saddle Tunnel is also in good progress, nnd will be finished in tibotit ten or twelve months. Times Ain't as 'I'iiiv Us mi to He. A gentleman who resides in Western New York, tells the following rich anecdote. "Many years ngn, the first settlers in this country, then a wilderness almost, were obliged to tako their grain one hundred and fifty miles in wagons, to Albany, to find a market. The roads were bad, nnd traveling dangerous. Three of our farmers found a purchaser for their loads of v heal lit Amster dam, a village some twenty live miles west of Albany, nnd were glad to dispose of it, nnd save themselves tho iravel. They took an order on the II ink of Amsterdam for their pay, which was oll'ered to them In silver, but tney objected tu taking il, us It was too heavy to carry, nnd thoy preferrod tho nob.' of the llank. And here the laugli comes in. The ollicers ol tho UiinU refused to give them the bills, because the farmers were going so far out into tho wilderness the I ills would Merer come buck to tht Hunk again! " The matter was finally compromised by the Hank's, paying t nch of them ono dollar extra'nn their consenting to receive silver instead of paper money." - s The Pmiladeli'iiia Fkauds. Some of the parlies concerned in the election frauds by which Florence was enabled tu obluiu n certificate of election to Congress from the First district, have already been brought lo juslice. On Saluiday last Christopher Kel ly, a minor, plead guilty to the charge of voting illegally ill the Fourth division of the Fourth waid.' Ho voted in thu name of Chnrles Ft sjicia. Thomas Richards, of Ilal tiniore, who voted in thu niiuio of Peter Welsh, nisi) entered a pie i of guilty. John McKean, charged with Iraiid while acting ns inspector in Ihu ttighth division of the Fourth Ward, which promises to become almost ns famous lis Oxford precinct in Kansas, was held in $'.,000 to answer. Peter .McGee charged with n similar ulleiice, entered bail to the same amount. Alderman William McMullcn, charged with riot nnd ns.utlt nud battery, entered ball In $r)00 for bis appear anco lo answer. I'nss. Am Ancient Ciiuncit. The 'FirstChiinh in Hartford," Connecticut, (Congregnlionul) must be n model of its kind. It lias been ill existence two hundred and tvveuty-live years, j im.l I,,.. n..v,.r .liini.....) a ns.lnr. It lis. bad ! ten in nil, nine of n horn have lived nnd died among their people: and the tenth, tho ven erable Dr. ll.iwes, has now been in charge of it for 40 years, und seems likely tu remain, ns h s predecessors did, till death. Candidate ros Chokes The Now Vork Herald, ju.t before tin electi'n, ge 1 the following uiclure of " CnJidaU- for ' Congress" ill that great Conmiouvt euilh: ; There is considerable b itch of candi- : d:ite tr l.'f.n T.-a no placed (..Tore Ihe , i,v,H,ir , 0o"i,J f,.r next Tudiiy. H ! tuait f yafi, allied., Irorn H man ! ho eStimstes his sole at one hundred iloJ- arB ,M np to ,)ie djjale f huiii'r, In- Voeadenoe. truth and eloquence, .inch consider to be as much embodied in John Cochrane as in any ol the otliers. ilomce V. Clark, about whom there has been So much trouble, nnd fu, snd spouting, and swearing and grog drinking, la not worth His huadaehes and hoaise throats he has cau.ed. He never knows which sole in politics he is, .-nd is just as ready to speak in one direction and vote in the other as the wntthertock is to lollow the nf xt iiopu'se of the wind. Wulhridua and Sickles are nlioulwnll malcli- ed, nnd arc both trying to sell the same beef j , mri,.. Whether Wslbridge whips Sickles or Sickles whips U aitindj;', "our withers nre uirvrung," and the Un ion is very probably sale for the next six months. . ' 1 ting. for, lor he has sut himself, like an hon est iiinii, against therascully printing jobs in Washington, while his opponent, Litchfield, has been up to his eyes in railroad jobbing all over the country, and even beyond seas in EiiL'hi'id. lln wauls railroads and plunder, w hue Taylor by his pa.t conduct shows Hint he wisIm's to reduce the extravagance of Con gress. Let him be voted for. Who are (he othr Congressional candi date.'! Ate they not wjirth noticing! Echo replies, "not worth noticing." Pt.ASTrn's Hask of Tennessee. It was perhaps last week that we had tho pleasure of seeing the President of this sterling bank in our town, lie came as we understood, to make a personal examination into the con dition nnd working of the Franklin brunch. Probably no one doubted the soundness of everything about the. branch before; but since Orvillo F.wing has endorsed O. K. upon its doings, the doubters, if any there were, w;!! doubt no longer. The visit was made In the accidental absence o'l our cashier, but ns nothing needed to be covered up, it made Bo dill'en nee. We profess to understand just ns little as our neighbors just as liltie as anybody but tho Memphis Avalanche of the bunnies of banking. Hut there are some things so pa tent that even we feel safe in speaking of them. And ope of the things so prominent ly obvious, that "he Hint runs may read," is the fact, lh it to tho rirm nnd sagacious man agement of the Planter's Hank, are we main ly indebted for thu present sound character of Tennessee currency. We would detract nothing from the merit which the Union or any other baudf'! may rightfully claim in this matter; we only liicnii tos y thai if any ol'lheui stand upon eipial looting in this regurd with the Planter's their action has come less with in the limited scope of our observniion. Wc hope that this himest testimony ol a financial iunor idius in favor of the Planter's fill Hank, will do that institution no harm. Franklin lieiiew. A Woltii to llcvs. Hoys sometimes think that il looks large and manly to tease nud terrify siouller children,. end they think it, s sinnrt thing to rob bird's nests; lo kill poor little hulplevs nnimnls whenever they can find them; and to pull nil' the legs nnd wings of Hies, grasshoppers, t ic. They swagger, nnd swell, and talk loud am! large, nfter Ihesn exploits, ns if they felt n grent deal inoic important and manly after them than before; and very likely they think "If pco plo only knew wh.it we have done they would be quite nstoiii'lied ntour smartness." Hut the truth is that the spirit which prompts to such action is not only not human, but tho very spirit that iniiinalcsifi is; and can there lo any child that rends these columns who wishes to lie "possessed of a devil?" Horri ble! Aud reineiubdr, if you do such things us have been mentioned, you nro tenants not to :nsn but lo Satan. Will you be in such vile service! You will get nothing for it but trouble nnd disappointment, for everybody whose good .opinion is worth hm itig will be sure to despise you for the Very conduct which you think they would admire. He kind to eveiy thing that lite "Take not In .port Hie life yon runnel Bire, For all tiling- linve sa eiUHl rliflit tu live F.xrr.Nss of the Floriua Wail We un derstand, says the Washington States, Hint between $8tJ0.0iJ0 and 900,000 will be re quired for tlie volunteers engnged in service a;;:.nist thu Florida Indians until the removal of Hilly How legs. No appropriation for this purpose has Jet been madu by Congress.- I ti' it is easy enough to prove anything when you have willing witnesses. An ad vocate in llalllmoru recently opened for the dcleucu by slatino: "We expect lo prove, may it please the Court, that our client was not p.escnt when the murder was committed but was in n different part of the city. If the proseciuioii proves his presence, we shall prove that tho deed was done in self-delcnre end ultci' gross provocation." Death of Hon. Robert Rantoul. Hon. Robert R.nitoul died at his residence, in Heverly, Massachusetts, on Sund', ni ter n brief Illness, in tho 8()th yenrTf his aire. l-ff' On Thursday of last week, Lake Michigan fell, in a few moments, two feet nud a half. iff Wo have heard of n desperate fellow, who e'Vore Hint he would commit suicide, even if he should perish in the Attempt. Jf'The London News reports a shnrp rase of railroad practice in Russia, in which Jonathan," ns n chain-carrier, seems to have counted out the pins to great advnn K'0' ' -f?The editor of the Selmn (Ala.) "Re- poller" hns bad the misfortune to lose bis Olllv cow. Sho full from the blulf into the Alabama River, where She sleeps her lst sleep, Having "chewed" her last "nubbin." The editor pays a fitting tribute to her incmorv. I'DSITIONT MARYLAND. I PULPIT DANDIICS AND PULPIT 3UL To lite iinmo-f , jionr ef this faqt ' . LIES. t e, s'nhe f she slon , men. rr.o w do. wiw dcw e.., r liliwlo U, nihrr ButhsrlsD or 'fjoiMMiL VMiile Ulier bulet, iich tisd efi Whig in brr days, were deoertinu the good old caesisll around her, she still held last lo hef trriirrilr. The ole which . j he cast lor M J laid J-'illmore dune her more i honor th in hrf eiils sgainst ti e British j fl-et snd army in KM. Nor hns her firm Consistency bwa tout its reward. I he broad national grveojupon which she stands, begibi already to let . lib powerful elect. Th debates of Ct-igrees durinu the last session, prove thl a p.-ties with the ex ception of a few inllviduais belonging to own are growing tired of scctioiul dis putes. " Nr has that spirit been less mani fest since the nuxsoaent of Congress. Ie other ords.ss country is fust coming round to tlienatiooal.i;mirrvatie riews of old Mary laid, who sL fay neither to the right nor the left, in ef f-f of trial. There can be so tubl that the Adminis tration is doomed. lt csnnot possibly last leyond the term forewnl: it was elected. The party of w liLe U is the exponent, ie Jt- ..ilu4i out-i g.wa, the rrsr,eC rapid and certain diitil)!ralun. In fact, it is already thoroughly disorganized. In the new state of things which is about to be in troduced, Maryland must occupy a prou lpo. sition. The li.te election in Baltimore is sig nificant beyond expression. Baltimore speaks for Hie whole State. Maryland will have no democrat In her next Congressional repre sentation. She will h ad '.he mighty column whir. Ii is preparing to" march upon this imbe cile nnd profligate Administration. Demo c nils and Republicans, are already embracing her doctrines, having become convinced that section d sir ile is ol no benefit to themselves or the country, und lial the only safety is in the Constitution. Such is the influence, w hich, even in the w orst of times, a con sistent adherence to principal never fails to exert. Tho result is so much the more glorious for Maryland, that she has been uss.iiled by the minions of power, with a rancor alto gether unexampled. She hns been openly chnrged with abolitionism, by those who gnashed their teeth because she could not be induced to cast her veto for James Buchan an, w ho bus done mere tu fnvor und encour e abolitionism than nil the Presidents from Washington down. She hns rejected these insults witli calm dignity. She hits restored confidence by holding on the I nick she en tered upon four yedrs ago. Neither threats nor cajolery has been able to turn her uu inch. We have made these remarks without pre tending to be a member of that party of w hich .Maryland is the head nnd boast. We never belonged to the American party, nl tliough wa subscribe to its doctrines, and voted for Millard Fillmore, nt the election of 1850. 'Il has been customary to represent that party ns a contemptible faction. We deny the imputation. No party w hich can cast 8.00,000 votes is .runtohiplible, in any country in' the world. ' Far less is il con temptible in such n country hs thi where all depemh on the people, nnd whero the majority of votes determine everything.. .AU' parlies agree thut Jherc' will be no mow -aectiounlt, agitation sn the-subject, nt least, of Kansas. T)iu people nre tired of it. T!lorfrrkhieiMrt rVr Trntiohnt ncn snd national measures. They nre in a fair way to dispose; of nil tho small men w ho have swelled llieinse'lVc s into importance by sec tional agitation. In such a statu of mind, tho whole country, whether it adopt or reject the American platform of Maryland, will do homage to her high, conservative principles. Riehmtmtl W'liig. KlLt.EU WHILE OUT GuNNtKG ON SUNDAY. Tho. Rader, a son of Geo. it. Rader, of LouiaVTlle, met with a horrible death on Sunday. Ho went out gunning with n friend in tho neighborhood of Portland Mills, near llenrjsville, lud. During the day he mounted a stomp in order to show his companion various military evolutions. While thus engaged in performing the order of "port nrms," the gun went olf, tho charge tearing n way his stomach nnd lodging in his chest. After six hours of intense agony, denth put nn end to the sufferings of young Rader. The Mui.i. A traveler west thus descri bes the antcdeiients of the mule: "An unbroken mule has got moro devil in him than was cast in nil the swino that we read about in Scripture. We had one the other day in our ambulance that turned a back somerset clean out of his harness, nnd then n forward one again into it, lighting both times fair nnd square in the same tracks, nnd in the Inst revolution such waa the ra pidity and force of his vault that while in mid nir one of the shoes of his bind foot came off nnd (lew more than twenly yards in lo the prairie, and emtio near killing a long bill plover. Ku.i.inu Witches in the Choctaw Na tion. Our friends and neighbors, Hie Choe-tuw-a, must be uVgciic rating, for wo under stand they have commenced killing w ilches, or rather wir.zards, as nil Hint have been kill ed nre of the male L'cndcr. One man killed three whom he said were witches, whereupon some one eaid he was s witch Snd killed him. We fear killing witches w ill not atop until the Choctaw people .top their strife and be come reconciled. They nre now far behind the times, nnd if they don't eettlo their diffi culty nt the present council, they never will cntch up with the times, unless they come under tho Chickasaw laws, for it will be evi dent Hint they are not capable of self-government. There hns not been a murder among the Chickssaws for three weckt. Vhich. $ Vhneli.Jllerald. -ff Some democratic journals nre reck oning into the Administration ranks what are called nnti-t.ceomptnn Democrats. As they were elected by Republican votes, we dn not count much upon such mnleriul. Democratic Sliwdanl, AW. - Neu Theoihes as to the Comet. Per Imps, ns comets sre both luminous and trans pa ent, and ghosts likewise, according to some observers, both shine themselves nnd are also dinphnnnus; comets are ghosts of departed planets. Nslural ns well as super natural substances, however, both reflect nnd trnsmit the rajs of light; nnd your comet generally has a tail. Analogies subsist throughout nature. May not a comet be s plnnef in Hie first stage of its development, a celestial body corresponding Id a terreslinl tadpole! t'unch. jfTlia Richmond South pronounces tin U. S. Agricultural Fair, opened in that city on Tuesday, 20th iusL, a "rial failure" in short, a Pis-ia; k ctY.tir. km.. W" d,1,l,c'o(ndoa critie thinkb that Isthed nerence i,.eo Enpl h sod American prescfiioff. Ik the. (MHrays the two: "America is the Promised Land uf eccentricities; there they flourish and become atrong: yon search for h , wj,h;B the sound of Bow bells. The modern Knglishmse baa not the gift of wonder, he is astonished and touched by nothing. We are all eo mach alike, one knows not a lord from his tsilur, snd out of livery 'Jeanies' sometimes looks a propcrer mil tfisn his master. Every now aud then a man ie bore who claims to think, and act, and speak for himself; but society soon yells him down, snd be vanishes; or, if he be worth his money, society buys him up, and makes of him a useful official a mighty red tapist, a judge, or a bishop. Who shsll any that society is wroogt Society ssks unifor mity. Where religion is concerned where the interests, not of lime, but of eternity, re Involved where the message professes to be fiot human tut rTtvlBeT'ws' have i right to expect a freer spirit snd a language leas shackled by common modes of utteraoce and ol thought la it so? On any Sunday yon like, enter an average metropolitan church how demure is the preacher, how faultless I he discourse, with what good taste are the devotional parts of the service per formed, with what exquisite pathos do father and son mother and maid confess them selves to be miserable sinners! Alas! all is here but the one thing which can ninke s simple man eloquent the inspiration which made the Hebrew fisherman nnd tentninkers more Ihnn a match for the rhetoric and philos ophy of Greece nnd Rome. Look nt the popu lar parson, the idol of the women, the envy of the men; can that scented, curled, pale faced, white-handed, cflein'male mau luilleller arrest the sinner, cats the ngony of the wounded conscience, souud the depths of Hie human heart? 'Canst thou draw out leviathan with a hook?' With a penny whistLcnn you wnke the echoes of the uni verse? In the 'American backwoods, nt nny rate, we shall find sturdier figures. Manly physical power, nt least, the preacher in that district must have. In his way he is a son of thunder. He may lack much graco nnd culture, but he is in earnest. He prays till he sweats he preaches till hs is hoarse. To compete with him n man must have the bodily strength of an ox or n prize-fighter. Multitudes come out in the desert to him, nnd hundreds own his power; they yell, thoy scream, they fall on the ground, they tear their hair nnd their gnrmeuts. They sit in sackcloth and ashes, nnd nre saved, as they tell us from the wrath to come. Uncul tivated humau nature ulwnys gets converted in this violent way. It was so with our Wesley end VVhitelieU." , The Uses of Adversity. The New York Kvening Post adverts to the recent re verses in the business world, nnd particularly the suspension of specie payments by the banks of that nnd other cities, nnd says: "Doubtless ninny nro yet tutTering from tho panic of Inst year; but, putting their losses nt tho highest, the country has gained more than it lost by the revulsion, it has tnught merchants a lesson about speculating in rail ronds nnd wild 'lands with their business cap ital; it has opened the eyes of multitudes to the folly as well as sin of stock gambling: it bus created n healthy suspicion of ull corpor ate property not managed by men of probity and character; but it has relieved the country of a mountain ef debt which was rising higher and higher, nnd which wna rapidly destroying legitimnte business, by placing fictitious prices upon nil marketable commod ities; in fact it tins brought the country to a condition of good sense nnd prosperity, which should be the subject of universal congratulation. Indeed, Governor King might, with great propriety, have selected to-day for the ounuul thanksgiving of tho Slate." A Protest on Tick. O.ie of our Louis ville leading houses sold a bill of goods to sn Indiana customer on credit. A settle ment by nolo at 4 months was requested, to which the Hoosier debtor willingly assen ted. "But, suppose I don't pay this note w hen it falls due!" inquired he. "Then," re plied our merchant, "your note will be pro tested und your credit destroyed;" "How much will that cost," said Indiana. "Dollar and s half," tremulously answered our friend. Then, look here, old fellow, just include Hint amount in the note, and pay it for me w hen you gut the note protested." A leading merchant collapsed snd was nut aeen at church for a, month though a very strong Protestant. Imu. Courier. Liver7ino Them. The Boston Trans cript mentions having recently seen some beautiful buttons of unique design, intended for the use of the ollicers and clerks of the Post Office Department. They sre from dies designed by Mr. Fred. F. lbssan, of Boston. We advise the President to have slumped upon each button, His words: "I nm the President's dog whose dog are your In Kurope, kings, lords, nnd princes have spproprinle livcriee for their servants and serfs, and prnv why should not Janes Bu chanan, President of the United States! Shtlbytille AK. lT The papers say that there is s grent demand for w omen in Oregon. Isn't there a demond everywhere? There are plenty of ;(,dsiiily crentures with aoft hands, pcfled with hoops in the lower story Bnd nonsense In the upper hut genuine, sensible women are in demand nil over erention. They are scarcer than diamonds nnd far more more valuable belter than gold, nnd safer to tie to tlmn the best Stale sti-eks. tihtlhyrille Exiatitor. f4f piece of the AHaiilio Telegrnph Cable, pun-hnscd from Messrs. Tiffany &. Co., of New York City, has been submerged into the Ohio liver, between Evanssille, In dians, and Henderson, Kentucky, and worka admirably. KAR1.Y PIETY. The following alary is aeln-iwledged a "food on," but sr hare never before sees it in print : A few year since, sums rogsish bore is a town sot e Ihoeaand suiiee distant frors the capital ef Near Hampshire, persuaded Joseph N , or, as he waa generally called, "Joe," to attend Sunday School. Jo waa an overgrown, halt a it led, profane lad, and the bnvs hsd sntieipsted considerable fun out of him: but the answers to the ratio oa questions wrer given so readily thai no en could for a srumeril suppose that he was not fully versed in etiological lore. Joe waa doty ushered in, and placet! on a settee itt front of the one nn which his friends were seated, aod the recitation com menretL The teacher first qussAioesd th class os their regular lesson, aed then turned to Joe. syMy friend," said the tenths, "who mad the world we iiibal'ilT 1 "KhP ft Joe, turning up bia eya like sa expiring calf. Who made tbia world we inhabit!" Just as he was probably about U give lh answer, en ol the, soya ee behind inser ted a oi into Wis I loo's) pants, absut sise Inches below the onianolilsj litlttene or hi eoat. "od Almighty!" answered Joe, in an elevated tone, at the aame time rising fiom his seat. "Thnt is correct," replied the teacher; "but it is not necessary that you should rise In answering. A aitting posture was just as WcU." Joe wss ngsiu seated, and ths catechism proceeded. "Who died to save th world!" 'Jesus Christ!" in a still louder voice, rising, as before from hi seat. "That la correct, but do not manifest so much feeling; do be more composed snd reserved in your manner," eaid the . tvsil.ei, in an expostulating tone. After Joe hsd calmed down, the examina tion went on. "What will be the final doom of all wick. cd men?" wns Hie subject now under con sideration; and a Hi pin wns again stuck in. Jo. liundcrt d out, with a higher elvation of his body ''Hell nnd damnation!'1 "My young friend," said the Instructor, you civs the true answer to all of these questions; but while you nro here we wish you to be more mild in your wotds. Do en deavor, if you can, to restrain your enthusi asm, nnd give a leas extended scope to your feelings. A DrsrtKATE Dun, and lUrrr Rid dance The following extract from s privets letter w ritten by a soldier in the Utah Army, gives the particulars of one of the most des perate duels on record. The tragedy occur red in Cedar Valley, during the first week ill September, The w riler anys: The parties to this ssnguinnry aff iir were two gnmblers from St. Louis Peel and H ticker. What gave rise to the ditlirultv wns, that in the course of a game for 1 00(1, Rucker played a aeereled esid nnd wss de tected by Peel.who took the money Rucker forfeiting the pile by the fnlse piny. The ensuing day the parties met nt Hut tier's store; while there some remnrk Jy s third party n rived tho subject ol the game, snd the quarrel ffT-wflnl between Rucker snd Peel took s more serious turn. Peel said that there was hut one wsy lo settle the mailer they must light. They adjourned outside the store, nnd taking their stations about ten yards apart, diew their revolvers snd fin d. Iloth fell nt the first shot Ruck er shot in the brenst, nnd Peel in the shoul der. One of Peel's fliirjers Was taken oil hy tlie shot. The second shot took effect ill both. R-'cker then raised up on bis knee and fired Loin bails hitting Peel. The latter bleeding from six wounds, struggled up from tho ground, nnd resting his revolver on his arm, and taking deliberate aim, shot Rucker to tho henrt. Peel is not expected lo live indeed, ns I wiite, a rumor prevails I lint he Is dead. Both these desperadoes came out from the Stales last spiing, nnd both hnd thousands of dollars ol Hie soldiers' money, which lhev hnd wor in s "professional way." Their deaths arc not likely to be regretted nmong the soldiers. i-if" The Indiana Penitentiary contains four hundred nnd forty convicts, eight of whom are females. There ar but three hundred nnd forty-four cells, and nn room for more. The fell courts will probnbly In crease the population tu about five hundred. The prison ia now overcrowded, without accommodations for near a hundred of the convicts, who hnvu lo sleep in the balls, or in Hie cells two in a bed. The Truattca will recommend lo the Legislature the con airuction of another somewhere upon the limestone region of the Wabash. fsjjr" A railroad ia now approaching com pletion through Missouri, which will enable passengers tj go from Boston to Kalians in three days. Suitable Name. A person resiatering hie name Foots, arrived st one of our hotels Saturday evening, from Amherst county, Vs. lis has a fool ao large Hist he puts (in his pani over his head, lie 1 believed to b a relative of Rucker, of the simo county, w ho won the prixecup for tl"lines si the recent Fair nt Lynchburg I'tteriburg Ex prtit. FoREiaN. The latest dates from London report financial affairs firm. Money at change procurable at from I to 1 J percent, but 3 per cent, is His minimum in the open mar ket. Insurrections in the en.lern provinces of Russia aie becoming serious. The French Embassador had made s strong statement to tin Pope, concerning the abduc tion of a Jewish child. I ff It is said Hist ths Jewish nation, dis persed in almost every portion of the globe, without forming anywhere an independent nation, numbera 4,6!W.0(i0 persona. l-ff" A little girl weighing C40 pounds, waa one of tho attractions nt the Couiieeti cul Stale Fair. She amused herself by handling a South American boa constrictor, seventeen feet in length. -ff No man cau tell w hether ha ia rich or poor by turning to his ledger. Il is the heart that makes a man rich. Hs Is rich or poor, according to what he i, not according I to what l.o '. A Lrm.1 IhrTxitT ra tbs Wat. A SBterptieaug trawliuf agest fors well testis Cletrlaea Tetnk Stone Maasfartavy tssaiy made a business visit Ie soul I Wa Is BS adjoin leg eosi.ty. Hearing is tee stliaf that s man iq a netol part ef th Uwshir bad lost bia iiV, h thought be seuld ft aad see kim, and offer him rensolstWa, grave stone, oa bis nasal reaasnabl teres, lie sUrUd. The road wae a borrible fright ful one, but the agent persevered aad nsally srrived at the bereaved tuao'e. Th hired gt told the agiil that the bereaved Bias wasaplis. log fence rails "over la th paature, about two tttllea." Th Indefatigable agent hiUhd his horse and star led for lbs "past ate." Af ter falling In to sll manner ef med-sstrs, scratching himself sMU .briars and tumbling uvcr Jecajed logs, the agent at lengla found lh bereated mas, is a subdued tsies Its asked the mau bf hs bad loal bia wife. Tbe man said he bad. I ke agent ssa very sor-. if lo bear of it, and sympathised with arils ' the man very deeply In his great .sflthrtisn; ttsldesth, ausasid, was an J isaalUU at!-, and shot down all of both high and low de gree. Informed the loon that "what waa loss waa hie gain," snd would be glsd te esrll' a grave stone to mark the spot where list beloved orr slept marble or ceinnsa slot, a he i hose, at pi ice defying competition. l b bereaved man aaid there waa Ja Utile ditlicuily in the, way." "-Ilsveat yea lust your wifr inquired the agent. "Why, yea, I have," ssid the man, "but ne grav atus ain't necessary; yu ae the cusoed eriller ain't dead. iNt' ari.sW irws rnnotktr assfM Th agent retired. How to Do It. There Is good tense la the following advice to young men snd wo men who nrs thinking of matrimony, il is from an article uf liiant Thorburs In the ilouie Journal; "There is nothing lo be gained ie dang ling tor a twelve month after a sensible wo man, talking unmeaning aluif worda with out wis.iom. Tell her your wish like a mis, nnd not like a blundering srhoo' bey. She will never trills with your aHeelione; aad If there are three grains of common aena in vour muckle carcass, sh will be your own before a month hns pissed, Sr the history of Rebecca, in Oenesis, Utth chapter, With vrrse. When Abraham's servant had con cluded the preliminary contract with Mr. I--ban, on the part of his dali"hter, Hi old loss waa anxious to gel heme tu show his young niaster the bunny Ian he hsd brought him, the old mother wished him to remain s Isw days In recruit himself nnd his csmrls. He persisting, it w.s finally referred lo the daughter. "We Mi l call the damsel, and in quire nt her iiioulh," aid the uiolher. When Rebecca appeared, her mother sakrd, ''Wilt thou go with this man?'' Rebecca replied, "I will go." "There wsu s nol it girl for you. No tear starting from her bl.ck eyes, no whining nor simpering make believe, nor mock modesty; but what her heart wished, ber lips ullertsj. Like an honest ni.iden, elie replied, "I ill go." Now young Indies, go and do like- I.e. When Ihu mull whom you prefer before all others in thu woild.aays, "Will you go sith me," answer, "I will gu." "Hy-tlie-bye, ladies, w hen you wih to rend a true, simple nnd unsophisticated love story, just read over the twenty fourth chapter of tienrais." ii . . . . . I iiasui.m i, n uutrriiineui nfcni is IS Hie city al present lor th purpose ol collect ing snllicieiil evidence against certain eon trucluis fur Uncle Sstn, who purchased horses nud mules at this point aoiue twelve months ngo, for (iovrnimont purposes, to show that Hi Treasury hns been defrauded of a considerable amount of money In the transsctiun of the ssid conlraclura. It aeetna that they used blank vouchers, and whenever a purchase of a horse or mule waa made, the shrewd contractor would gel the aelhr's nnme to Hie blank In foro the price paid for the animal wna written upon the voucher. In reluming the blank to the Tressnier, the amount was invsiinbly entered a thlidgreater Ihnn hod been nclunlly paid to the ow una of the atoek ptirioused, thus swindling Ihetiov erniiisiil out of a Inrge sum of money. We are glad to ate Hint thin dodge of rascslity has been caught up with, and hops that the defrauding agent may shortly find himself a caged bird, A talanche. A i en on Pie Melon. A California ex chango says: 'i bis curious production, which liss often been mistaken lor a watermelon, ia a native of the South Sea Islands, tome seeda having been brought from there by a lady, snd first planted in th Ssutn Clara Vsllry. have Hie assurance from those who now raise them In this Slate, Hint lh yield iaaiseh more prolific limn that of the watermelon, nnd that il also bids fair to supercede the use of apples for anucrs, pies, preserves, As. When prepared aa Hi abore fruit usually is, it requires a delirale aena of taste to distinguish the difference between the las. tVA Western paper says that Mr. Bu chanan ia the head of the Democratic party, and Clancy Jonrs its tail. If that's th esse we would sdtis Hi psrty to ehaksite i.sael and switch its (nil. A Siniri.R ItiuruY. III. Bind Ihilsrsaal t d onion bound upon the wrist, on lh pal, sill atop the must inveteri.lo toothache is s very few miiiutr. Worth knowing. i Miiiihiu Fhihi.hi'. An Indiana paper refuses to publish eulogira gratis, bet add.: "We w ill publish the simple siinoiit.cernenl of Ilia death of onr friend with pleasure.' if Dr. Bruluia, of Berlin, baa eoJUpuled the orbit of Doiiali'a comet, snd finds tlisl the period of its revolution round the sua ie no less than Ji.l0l.G3 yeara. 14 It Is rxlrooidiiiary how many de fects ws rati discern in a friend after we have quarrelled with rmn. Th same remark applies lo a woman alter hs lias rejected us. t-aV 1'oit was first discovered by the burning of Mount Ida, true tlx send four hundred years befor Christ. r Politicians msks fools ef themselves, and petlifogers make fools f others.