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What it is to be a Democrat. The Opposition j >ui nals become irre llibly facetious when they speak ol the trmonious Democracy. We do not ree led a period when they have been oth wise be lore an election. The idea of ich a ihiog us u general principle ruu ng- through the ranks consolidating lem against a common eneuay> and for u imtuou purpose, is a mystery tliey can ot nbtye. and Itiey look or stem to look, [ways with settled expectation to the ir ilrievcble dissolution of our camp. Wire we disposed to mere child's play f retort for retort's sake, we might turn poa these journals their onu division ad dissension, and ask how it is that they ee so much.to obj-ct against the Demo racy for uniting discordant elements, hen they themselves urge a union of all ie elements ol opposit.on, a medley ol ims which we shall not attempt to name, rith the avowed purp. se of triumph and poils alone. Our object is different, higher and more erviceable. It is to show, that however luch there may be dispute and difference n minor points, there are cardinal ele lents of faith which indissolublv band he Democracy, North, South, East and Vest, which overrule all these, tolerate ill else, harmonize all else, and make the tarty invincible belore the American peo lle. A principle which, like the taith of hristianity, suff-rs not from the division if its church, and bands all sects in a com non creed. That cardinal faith is simple, easy of :omprehension, and distinct. It is, 1st. That the Cons-itution of the Uni ed States is the limitation of Federal ??wers, and must be interpreted strictly o define them. 2d. That all questions of General poli sy must be subservient to constitutional ?equirements. 3 J- That the rights of State sovereingnty :anaot be impaired. 4th. That the laws of nature and the nstincts of individual enterprise give the best development to the country's re sources. 5'.h. That constitutional taxation is for the support of government, not the ad vancement of special enterprises or sec tions. 6:h. That the freest trade, the purest currency, the largest liberty, the largest tax ttion form the safest policy for a tree country. That i3 our creed. If our neighbors will examine it, they will learn how it is that we feetn to be oppose to everything, and have nothing of our own to propose. It is a creed which leans on Go.I, and trusts to the great laws which God has established. It is a creed which lets well enough alone, and trusts to the nature of man to develop the riches of nature. Our opponents trust a legislative cur rency; we, the currency which naiure re commends. Our opponents trust a legis lative development; we, the prosperity ?which nature's gift afforded. Our oppo nents trust a development of general in terests by federal laws; we, the grand ag gregate of individual enterprise. This is the law of the Democratic party. Its pol icy conflicts everywhere with the centr-1 izv.ion of power. Its hopes lean on the public integrity nnd judgment, and its cun-tiiiilional theory is that communities better understand themselves and their interests than do distant sections. An American Desert?Tehkible Suf ?rEiUNa Fit-it ruiKiT.?A long letter ap peals in ihe D tllas (Texts) llerald, con cerning the passage o! McCullough's em intrwi train across the staked plain to California, from which we take the fol lowing extract: From Fort Chadbourne we traveled soatli to the Chonco river, (old (Jump Johnson.) then followed up the Chonco to the edge of the great Amuric in desert. The great American desert in a barren waste. Soil, light color and alkaline ua tare, producing mostly salt grass and a few imz.jnilu bu-hes, and cactus. This kind ot couutry extends from the Colora do to the ltio Grande, is 250 miles in width, and extends through our continent, being narrower in some points. There are but lew watering places un the route from the I'ecos to the ltio Grande. The herd had no water for seventy-six hours, and traveled one hundred and thirty miles. The herdsmen were without wa ter or nouiishinent thiity hours. Their exsreise was very hard, riding and hal lowing at the cattle, and was calculated to biing on thirst soon. The men sul fered extremely for want ol water and sleep; many shut dusn the famishing bullocks on the road, stuck them, pulled off tiieir b iots ??r shoes, caught the thick, hot blood, and drank it freely, and by so doing saved their lives. The cattle were all very much excited, many of them would tight, and the inen were compel led to shoot many. We went into the Sand Hills with (.600 head of cattle, or struck the sand with that number, and left with about J,050; many ol the missing have died for ihe want of water. On arriving the men were all excited and hardly knew their comrades. Dan Murray, YVheatly, Celton, and Collier would never have got to water had not some of the herdsmeu been sent on aUer water and returned to thein. They had stopped by the side of the road. Tuk Serfs oe tuk Czak.?The Czar of Russia, by a ukase dated July 2d, has emancipated the serfs which belonged 'o private estates of the imperial family.? By their emancipation, in advance of the serfs, the Czar has shown his sincerity and earnest n-ss in the great undertaking which is to distinguish his reign. This ukase endows the serfs of the imperial i-tmily with all the civil rights of freemen; tliev obtain a legal title to lands they have purchased; they have the power to appear belure the courts, to change their abodes at pleasure without asking leave of the nusho'i'ies; to enter the guilds and become emz-ns, on paying from Hiteen to forty rubles for themselves and the half of that sum for each of their children; to marry as they please, to purchase lands, contract debts, make wills, &o.? The pl?n3 for- the general emancipation are expe,<red to be completed by the nobles dvuin; the present autumn, and the Gjvermeiit will act upon their reports by the n?x'. spring. The \KheaiiC^rod&v A tjie Wheat crop in the 'several States nay' be considered as^barvested and par ?ally ready for market. We can, there* 'orp, give the following returns with some iegrsa of certainty : Naw York ?The crop is under the last year's about fifteen per cent., but the quality is much better. Pennsylvania.?The crop is fully an average one but ten per cent, less than last year per acre. Maryland.?The crop is an average one. but less per acre and much better in quality, tban last year. Viuginia.?The wheat crop in this State is 20 per cent*, less than last year for the amount of ground in cultivation, and the quality not much superior. North Carolina.?The wheat crop in this Slate is 51) per cent, less than last year for the amount of ground in cultiva tion, and ihe quality is very poor, Kentucky.?The crop is above the average, but less than last year ; the quality is however, unsurpassed. Tennessee.?The crop is a good one, but under the average in the yield per acre. The quality is good. Missouri.?The amount of the wheat crop ol this Stale is not fully known, but it will generally compare wfell per acre with Western Slates. Ohio.?The yield per acre i3 fully 20 per cent less than last year, but froin the increase of land in cultivation the de crease from an average crop will not ex ceed ten per cent. Iowa.?The accounts from the centre of the Slate in regard to the wheat crop are very gloomy. The crop will hardly average ten bushels to the acre. Outs are generally a failure. Illinois.?In Southern Illinois the yield of wheat is about a fair average, rather under than over. The winier wheat has been generally successful, and spring wheat the reverse. In oilier parts of the State the yield will not be over half the usual crop. In Indiana the yield of wheat has been from one-half to two thirds of tne aver age crop. In Minnessota, the yield of wheat hns been more than usual, and in quantity two thirds the usual crop. Wisconsin.?The yield of wheat is up to the average, the great extent in culti vation compensating in any deficiency in the > ield per acre. The upward tendency in Wheat promis ing good prices, and the present lair pri ces, will, we think make the receipts at tide water this year nearly equal to those of last year. The quality of last year's wheat is such that attempts to store it longer will be ruinous. We have rea sons therefore for believing that the movement of crop to the seaboard will be active for the rest of the year. The Extravagance of Fashion-?Sep tember Uonuets in i'uris. I never remember to have seen great er extravagance or more eccentricity iu toilette than during the past lew months. At the seaside and the various other wat ering places of the continent the whole attire of the ladies is not that of sensible women of the nineteenth century, but gives the i.lea of the fantastic creations ol wild girls of sixteen on a frolick. The hats are so various and so grotesque, the skiits so volumnious, the trimmings and furbelows so profuse, that the eye is now more ol'teu offended than gratified by the productions of European milliners and maniaumakera. For S ptember bonnets our milliners are preparing Belgian straws, trimmed with a bow of llie same straw, mixed with wheat ears and poppies placed at the side, ponceau ribbon across the fore head, ending on one side in a Pompadour rosette, and on the other in a small bunch of wheat ears and poppies. Black bows of taffetta or velvet trim the bonnet ; sometimes the taffeta i< placed as a scarf across the bonnet, and is edged with lace. The strings and flowers should be of bright colors. Leghorn, for the au'.umn, is generally decorated with rich dark fan cy ribbons, with autumn fruits. For the cool mornings and evenings of August ind September the light clear burnous is worn ; we see them of brown, gray, striped black and while, Scotch plaid, and cross barred flannel. The' hood has a tassel. All robes of pique are made with a cassock of the same, thus obviating the necessity of any adilional wrapping tor the street. The black silk burnou->, trimmed with a wide ruche of the same silk, is a very favorite garment ; it elfec tually conceals the dress, and is, there f ire, useful to wear over a pei^noise.? Flowers and velvet bows are the fashion able evening coiffures ; ihe flowers are principally arranged in wreaths, some^ times quite, but generally fuller bt-hind than in front. The flowers most used are wild roses, daisies of various colors, white and re'd az ileas. ivy or hollyhock, acacia, and water lilies. A Venerable Lady.?A correspondent of the Fairmont True Virginian, writes that paper as follows: While sojoutning with some friends a few monihs ago in Upshur county, I saw and became acquainted with a lady who is one hundred andjjix years old. She was in fine spirits, and enjoying good health for one of her extreme age. Mrs. Outright, (for such is her name,) emigra ted with her husband, soon after the close of the Revolutionary war. to the neigh borhood in which she still resides, her husband having died many years ago.? Being blest with a retentive memory, this good old lady can interest any one with whom she converses, with amu<ing anec do'.es of olden times; especially, is her accounts of the difficulties with the Indi ans in the eaily settlement of Virginia interesting. She is the mother of two daughters, and four sons, has thirty nine grandchildren, and, as nearly as can be ascertained, the same number of descend ants of the fourth generation, making a total of three hundred and sixty-five souls. Tue Blasd House.?During a recent visit to Weston we stopped at this old and popular public house, now kept by Messrs. Hopkins & Shumake, for merly of Buokhannon. The House was never in better order or butter kept. We can cordially recommend it to our friends Fisiting Weston. "Equal Uwn and Equal KlgliU !" Cl.AltKBUUHU. KIUIIAY, SEJ*T. it, 1858. A Spicy Incident iu the Uabei natorial Cauvasn. The friends of Hon. John W. Brckoon brough, who have been pressing him for ihe nomination as the next Democratic I candidate for Governor, were greatly sur prised some two weeks ago by his being taken Irom the track by the following card from Hon. Sherrard Clemens : Wheeling, Va , August 27, 1858. To the Editors of the Enquirer : Gentlemen :?1 am authorized, by Judge John VV. Brockenbrough, to say, that while he cannot underrate the appa rent kindness which has been manifested towards him' in the presentation of his uamj as a candidate for Governor, jet, holding, as he does, a judicial position, entirely congenial to his tastes and incli nations, he begs, respectfully, to decline, in any way.tthe use of his name in the coming canvass. As one of his friends, familiar with his popularity, I have had the curiosity to ascertain what his position would be ; and 1 will thank you to publish this note, in exteiiso, in the columns of your paper. 1 am alone privy to, and responsible lor, the terms of this iiote. 1 have the honor to be, Very respectfully VGdrs. SliERLlAKD CLEMENS. The Judge, Dot relishing this abrupt destruction of his Gubernatorial pros peels, sends the following card to the ed itors of the Richmond Enquirer: Clark-buko, ti-pt. 2J, 1858. To Ihe Editors of the Enquirer : Gentlemen:?The card oi the lion. Sherrard Clemens, in your i?sue of Tues day last, requires a prompt notice at my hands. Mr. Clemens does not say in his card, that he was authorized by me to affirm that I would not except the nomi nation for the office of Governor of Vir ginia. if tendered to me by the Demo cratic Convention. You deduce that in ference, in the brief editorial article pre fixed to his card, from the language cm? ployed by Mr. Clemens and, in my opinion, the inference is a just an.i natur al one. You will allow me to say, Messrs. Editors,that my friend,Mr. Clem ens, labors under a grave misconception of my views, il he supposes he was au thorized by me to make any statement warranting the inference drawn by you. I did say to Mr. Clemens that I did not seek, or desire the office of Governor of the State, being quite content to remain ill my present less conspicuous office, which was more congenial with my tastes, and the duties ol which accord belter with my habits of thought and course ol study, than any exeuctive office whatever. This portion, 1 beg leave,respi-ctfully anil with perfect sincerity to re affirm. But 1 have never said to him or others, that I "declined, in any way, the use of my name in the coming canvass," or that i would decline the lender of the nomina tion,if made by the Convention represent ing the Democratic party of the S ate.? (jn ino contrary, 1 save unuormty ue clared to all who have done me the hon or to solicit an expression of iny views, that the high office in question, was one neither to be sought or declined, and that if the nomination for it was tendered to me by the Convention, it would be wholly inconsistent with the views 1 entertain of my obligation as a citizen, to shrink from the service cf the State ; that in t.uch an event, I would promptly accept the prof ferred honor, and do all that in ius lay, to advance her true interests and preserve unsullied her proud escutcheon. My interview with Mr. Clemens was casual and brief, and I had no conception that he attached sufficient importance to il, to make it the subject ol a communica tion to the press. Yet it was not confi dential, and 1 do not complain of the pub licity he has seen fit to give it. The sole object of this card is to correct a miscon ception into which he has fallen, and to define with more precision than he has done, my true relation to the coming (rub ernatorial canvass in Virginia. In my view, the position assigned me in the card Mr. Clemens, of "declining in any way, of the use of my name in the coming canvas," would be arrogant and offensive, and at whatever sacrifice of personal comfort or pecuniary advantage, 1 would deem it a duty, little less than sacred, to obey the call of the Convention, to serve Virginia as her chief Magistrate. The Enquirer in publishing this card pitches into Mr. Clemens 'Like a thous and of brick,' and that gentlemen address ed the following note to JuJge Brocken brough : Wheeling, Va., Sept. 7, 1858. Dear S>.r :?Your card, and editorial strictures ot the Richmond Enquirer, have lhi? moment been placed be!ore me. I submit to you whether, under all the circ imstances attending our conversation, and the pulbication of my letter to the Enquirer, you believe that I have been engaged in an intrigue against you, or that L have acted a treacherous part to wards you ? In other words, whether I may not have honestly inferred, from the whole tenor of our conversation, that "you de clined in any way the use of your name in the coming canvass," although you did not expressly say so ? I aak leave to publish your reply with this. I have the honor to be, Very respectfully your3, Shekkakd Clemens. IIon. John IV. Brockenbrough. The Judge replies as follows : Wheeling, Sept. 8, 1858. Dear Sir:?Your note of thedate of yesterday, which was delivered by your self in yerson, at a lat?i hour last night, is now before me, and I avail myself of the earliest-moment of leisure to reply to it. You submit to me whether, under ail the circumstances attending our conver sation, and the publication of your letter, io the Enquirer.'I believe, that you have been engaged ;in any intrigue against me, or that you have acted a treacherous part towards me. It/pcigbl be sufficient, perhaps, to say in repr^Nhatvi^ EsfS^miij^ ^&ar|j&} you with entering into any intrigue against, or with acting treacherously to wards me. In my card in ihe Enquirer, I very oarefully avoided giving uyerj^e to a single word calculated to wound or injure you, except so far as the repudia ting of any authority on your pait tp com mit roe, as you had done, might necessa* rily have that tendency. In recalling all the circumstances of our ba'sty liei'ting at Gralton, and all that was said touching the Gubernatorial election, (and our con versation of some fifteen minutes continu ance, was by no means confined- to tbat), while your course in withdrawing my name from the canvass, as by my author ity, filled me with astonishment, I was not niiling to impute it to any intrigue Or treachery on your part. Knowing as I do the impulsiveness of your temper, and rt membering the explicit disclaimer made by nrce, of a wish to be Governor of Vir ginia, or to be an impediment to any oth er gentleman, aspiring to the-office, I did not hesitate to attribute the course adopt ed by you, to mere inconsiderateness and not to any unworthy motive. I supposed that you had concluded you would there by promote the political aspirations of a friend, without indicting any injury upon me. From the whole tenor of your conver sation I do not think you could reasonably infer thai I would withhold the use of my name, "in any way, in the coming can vass, ' unless the mere disclaimer of a desire to be the incumbent of the Guber natorial office, could warrant such a de duction. I certainly never designed to convey such an impression, and had 1 lorroed a resolution to decline the nomi nation, if tendered, I would have chosen to communicate the fact to my fellow citi zens in no equivocal terms and in my own name. Yours, R';?pectfully, John VV. Br ickenbrouoh. Hon. Slieriarcl Clemens, Present. As the Register has taken no part in the present contest for nomination among the different candidates, and does not ex pect to, we refrain from any comments. e publish the communication of "A I< reemen," in another column. The writer is mistaken in the supposition that there is three hundred Democratic major ity in Harrison county. There never has been uny such mijjrity given in this county in a warm contest. Gov. Wise got only 97, ?C. S. L<;wis 139, and Mr. Jenkin' 131. It is this supposed strength that makes soininy of our Demoorats too stnguine and consequently too careless. I'h-t writer makes another mistake in cen suring the Democratic parly for the defeat 'jf i'.s candidate at the last election. No party ever was more true to its candidate than it was on that occasion. The vote given that candidate is suffiaient evidence of this. llie Democrat candidate rf-ceiv L-d a larger vote than was ever before ijiven to any of its party in a warm con test. The Democratic party, as a party, is entitled to praise rather then censure. for the m inner in which it stood up to its candidate in the late contest. It was other matters rather thin any disaffection in the Democratic ranks that led to the defeat on that occasion. If members of all our Churches had ubstained from any interference^* members of that Church, and had voted their political sentiments; or if the officers of our Federal Court had lived up to their Democratic professions, ins:ead of turning against the party that feeds them, the result would have been different. It was a few trnitors nnd big. ots that defeated the Democratic party, (as a few are able todo.)and not the Dem ocratic party proper. We hope our friends will in future profit by the lesson the last canvass has taui'ht. O The Circuit Court.?The fall term of the Circuit Court for Harrison county sat on Wednesday last, the 15th inst., Hon. G. D. Camden on the bench. The Judge charged the Grand jury that the revenue laws required travelling show companies to pay the lax specified by law. on each time of exhibition, altho* the different exhibitions may be of the san e tl< y ; and that if the same exhibi tion embraced both a circus and menage rie, the tax must be paid on bulk, although they may be exhibited at the same time, within the same pavilion and at a single price of admission. Under this instruc tion the Grand jury found an indictment against Mr. John Robinson for exhibiting his circus and menageiie in this place without license. Three other indictments for trivial offences wero found, and the Grand jury ndjourned over till Monday, having other important matters before it. The docket of causes for trial is very large,embracing 50 Commonwealth caus es. 316 Chancery causes and 222 Civil causes. Clerk of the Federal Court.?T. L. M >ore, E*q., having resigned his office of Clerk of the U. S. Court for the Western District of Virginia, J udge Brockenbrough has appiouted J. W. Caldwell, Esq., of Wytheville, in his place. Mr. Caldwell is represented to be a good Clerk and a sound Democrat. Wm. R. Smith, Esq., of this place has been appointed deputy Clerk for Clarks burg. This last appointment we know lo be a good one. Thames.?We return our thanks to M. W. Ball, Esq., of Jaue Lew, for a quan tity of very fine sweet potatoes and toma^ toes. They were not only of very supe rior size but of excellent quality." - " ; ?3T Forewarned forearmed. ia.?Og Mon ection was held for field officers for iment, Virginia Militia, and officers were chosen. rt H. Wolf. Lt. Colonel?A. P. Davisson. Majors?C. T. Bruen, 1st, and J. W. Swiokr, 2d. 1'iJ i ft?jiKMf xot! Count? Court.?The September Term qf the CountyjCyurt, sat on Monday last, and adjourned* on Wednesday to make _ room for the Circuit" Court. ^hos.""*!!? Moore, Esq., the new elected Clerk, gave bond and entered upon the duties of his office on Monday. ... ' 0 ?3TWe call attention to the advar* tisement of valuable, land for gale ,by B. H. Lurty. The land is of fine quality, and the situation is all it is, recommended to be. For the lieguter, Mesrrs. Editors: Every lover of truth, and honesty must be struck with aston ishment at the result of theMate election of the Clerk of the Court of Harrison County. VVho could have believed that the Democrats of Old Harrison would have given their support to a whig Know Nothing raiher than to a good, honest, well qualified member of iheir own party ? What must be the conclusion of every re? fleeting man who looks upon matters im partially? Will it not be said by such that* there is great want of firmness, self possession, a regard for self-respect, hon or and political reputation; or a defeat as it respects a qualification to form a correct judgement relative to the true nature of things?in a word, destitution of integrity or knowledge, positive corruption or igno ranee. One of these must be true, as ia self-evident from the fact that the demo cratic partyhaving a majoriiyof some three hundred votes in the County stands greaily in the minority in this contest.? They and they only are guilty of this evil, and it is not to be expected that the party that has gained the victory through their treachery will even thank or raspect them. No, unfaithfulness is viewed with disrespect and contempt by praiseworthy men of all parlies. Not one man in the British parliament; no, not a single hon est citizen of all the English provinces re garded the treachery of Arnold as other wise then dishonorable and mean, not withstanding he had some excuse for his breach of trust. His integrity was tried by the offer of a large sum of money, but these men have bartered themselves for naught. Tiiey have sold their birth rights for a morsel of meal. Yea, they have wandered as blind men in the streets ?they have given their hands to the Egyptians and Assyrians?to be satisfied with bread they have turned their inheri tance to strangers and their houses to aliens. They have polluted themselves with the blood of their friends, and made themselves fatuous for participating in fraud. Shall not their iniquities be visi ted and their sins di-covered when their visage shall appear blacker than a coal.? They shali be seen a far off and remem bered. Is there no redemp'ion.for them? Surely with sore chastisement they nltall be brought back in sorrow. Shall they travel nitiny days, but mercy and forgive ness shall not entirely be withdrawn Irom them. A. FREEMAN. For the Rrrjistcr. The Next Governor. Messrs Editors ;? Siuce the public mind has been direct ed to this subject we have endenvored to obtain, from various sources, information of the wishes and sentiments of ihe peo* pie of this section of Virginia, in relation to the person whom they would prefer to see elevated to this high and responsible position, and the result of these inquiries, Irom prominent gentlemen, his .been sat isfactory to our minds jit least, that no nume that has been mentioned, slands so prominent as that of Judge John W. Brockenbrough, of Rockbridge, Va.? Tins gentleman is well known to the West. As Judge of the Uniied S'.ates Court, for the Western District of Vir ginia, he has oresided for manv vears past with great wisdom, learning, and ability. He is in the very prime of life, with an intellect matured, and principles Grm,steady and conservative. Gifted with talents of a very high order, and very highly cultivated, coupled with great amenity of manners, we believe that no muu ranks higher with all parlies than Judge Brockenbrough. But moreover, mid far above all other considerations, af ter that of great talents and perfect fit noss, it is universally conceded that he possesses the confidence of the people of the West, as it is fully believed he does that of the people ol the East. Without alludiug to the position of any other gentlemen, whose names have been brought before the Democracy, for this high office, we must be permitted to ob serve, that we believe that it is all impor tant for Virginia lo select a candidate for Governor whose antecedents have been consistent with her social and political in stitutions, and with her integrity as a slave holding State. We of the West believe that it is not the lime for Virginia to give an improper tone, or sentiment, in relation to the great interests which she represents as a Southern State, by the election of any other than a sound South ern man. From all we can learn, therefore, we believe that our people, judging from his fitness and ability to occupy any office in the service of the State, will, at the prop er lime, be prepared to say, that Judge Brockenbrough"is the inin for the hour." NORTH WEST. A. Curious Establishment.?In the town of Z^blagen, Wurteraberg, there has been lately opened a new printing es tablishment by M. Theodore Helgered.? All the compositors and pressmen are deaf and dumb to the number of one hundred and sixty; eleven of cbe former are women. They have all been educa ted at Mr. Helgered's own cost to the employment they are how engaged in.? The King hns conferred on him a large ?old medal for this great reclamation from the social and moral waste. ^ ?! -ft?*?*] / i; . ?^*The ancient Greets buried Ojeir lead in jars. Hence the expression'he's jone to pot.' For At Register. Obituary. . ?t ? i of ain rivet! Jbrio The- _JBL - B^Lrjniiijr -j a large circle mourning friends ; who .yet . mourn not as those wi?o have no hope. The sweetest'solace that can be felt to those who have lost a dear one is theirs?in the fact that she died a chris tian. This we know is a common ex pression, and frequently wiih*no more meaniog^ihan.the epitaph up.qg.giaQj a frail'c pact .< m .u",TBn Sn 3 T',.- v. V.'TB Trffflo logo nome." When asshrea lhaE iliey had givep her to the Lord, she said, '' I loBg 10 be at home." She wis asked by liar mnrlto* iik.it _w. 9M wards the c^ose of the scene, when she neared the pearly gites^'and a convoy of angels, with their harps new sirffbg, t6 usher in another htfppy soiil t6 their bright mansions?her soul caught the notes of these heavenly choristers, and she said, "What sweet music." Yes.it was th'e music which ever charms the oars of that happy throng, who, clothed in white, sing thefr joyous anthems of praise to God, for ever and ever. Anxious, and even eager,to be released from the body, like a a bird longing to try its free pinions in its native air, yet confined by the cage that prevents its flight, she tunned to her mother, and pointing to her cold fingers, the tips of which, by their appearance, showed the grasp of the grim monster, she said with a heavenly smile, "See, look there?1 shall soon be at rest." And soon she was at rest in her dear Savior's bosom, where the wenry i'orget their sorrows, and they never say I am sick agiiin. All the members of her family were earnestly ex horted to meet her in heaven?not even the servants were forgotten. "And lior last fond lingering look is given To tlio lovo she leuves, mid then to heaven : Ak if she would bear that lovo away To a purer world and a brighter day." The writer's personal acquaintance wiili the deceased.though comparatively short, has been sufficient to note her sweetness of disposition, modest bearing, and fem inine gentleness. She bound others to her by strong cords of nffection. As n student she wss intelligent, apt, and in dustrious?and her teachers mourn the loss oi a faithlul pupil. But shall we call it a loss 1 Nay, to be safely transferred faom earth to Ilea* eD ? from the field of conflict 'o tin- re wards of victory?from a place of sutler ing to one of untold joys! surely, while we drop (lie bitter tear of affection, we will rejoice with those angels who shout "Safe, safe at home." "Tho lovely bud ko young anil fair, Called benco by early doom, Just came to show how swoat a flowor lu raradi.-o would bloom." C. C. K. Clarksburg, Va., Sept. 15. 1858. Far the Register. Doddiudge Cuuntv.) j Sep. 15, 1858. To the Public. I have been informed that there was a gentleman from, my County al the Fed eral Court at Clarlisburg, who circulated that I was forcing the revBnue out of the people for the purpose ol running off ?ill) j it. Now 1 wish to inform the people that this is false, nnd that the author of it is a block hearted Know Nothing, nnd that it is kept in circulaiiou by some of that party. I am well aware that this report will not be believed by any respectable I'erson, from the fact that every one is a^ware that the first oath taken by a Know-Nothing is to swear to lie, and it is promptly attended to by them. Resj-ectfully, CHAS. C. DAVIS. A Patriotic Sentiment.?Col. Orr, Democratic membur of congress, from South Carolina and Speaker of the House of Representatives, in a recent speech at a barbecue given in bis honor, uttered the following patriotic and beautiful sen timent: "A cobbler in a few hours can destroy the most splendid architectural pile; to restore it in its symmetry and grandeur is the work of years of patient toil by mas ter mechanics. It is easier to pull down than to build up. If the alternative wan presented to the South, of continuing in the Union as inferiors in the rights and privilege* of a common goverment, or to dissolve the Union we should not hesitate in choosing the latter. Neither States nor individuals can look upon life as a boon if it is to be spent in disgrace?con scious of self degradation. My ardent prayer is, that no such alternative may ever come. When this goverment i? de stroyed neither you, nor I, your children nor my children, will ever live to see so good a goverment reconstructed?a gov erment that gives such ample protection to all the rights of persons and properly at home and abroad, and requires so lit tle from tlie citizens in return. Let us, then, to day, resolve that we will cordially co-operate with patriotic men in all sections in maintaining the true principles of the Constitution, and not only thereby obviate the necessity of rev olution, but administer the goverment so justly as to obliterate all the alienation and discord that pervade this now pros perous and happy country." An Imp >siho Spectacle,?Our atten tion was attracted yesterday to the pro cession that followed a colored drayman to the grave. The deceased man was the properly of Mr.'G. B. Scott, a mer chant of this place; and his brother dray men, in testimony of their respect, turned out en matte, forming a prooes*ion, the longest we have seen for many a day.? Tney were all well dressed, and led their horses, wbioh were attached to their drays, according to a custom tbey have followed here for many years. It would have done an abolitionist's heart good to have seen the imposing manner in which this Southern slave was attended' to bia last resting place by those <- ?f the same paste and color.? Virginia paper. ~ wheat HISTORICAL 1- ACT There i. one stern, undeniable historic. I f! which completely destroy, all lhe poinl8' urged for argumen and made in beh.lf mission al or?an'Eal'on- The so!? mission claimed lor thai party js lbat it is necessary to prevent the HUtm of slavery into free territory. Now in >?? plJ, the records of our country prove th*t ?rem the time this ized down to the present not a mile of freii territory was eyer converted into ilavtt. On the contrary, the amount of slave ter-* here ane now teven,' The difference is soon la be ii the admission of Kansns and 0 Florida and Texas, but ?lavery >xhted . pow if they bad not been added to ns W seems astonishing when the JSpAblio.nt bare writt^bjBo much about tension into Tree terrltoryilmVibferaTjVrU* qever been aninstance otkio our,history u xet such is the fact. Immense enoronoh* ments. however, have been madb by free institutions upon slavery. - 1: ? ? ? ??! , . ,?t<| Mork American Horses ?or th* Brencii Emperor.?Some time siqca we jave an account of two American horses ?f the Morgan breed, which were *ent in ?he Vanderbtlt to France, and which were to be added to the carriage stud of .he French Emperor. To-day the ArU! will take three more horses <ff the satne sreed to France, who will share with theJr jredecessors the honor, if it is one, of whirling their Imperial Majesties through ?h? streets of Paris. This shows that Louis Napoleon must have been pleased with his former purchases. The hor'sei were bought through the agency of ex Alderman Underwood, of this city, the tame P 'rty who forwarded the other hor ses. I'wo of the unimuls were produced near Boston, and one in Monipelier, Vt. One of the nnimals is of brown colorj'the ? span is of light color. They weigh from jleven to twelve hundred each, and are, in all respects, creditable upeciments of ihe equin family. The prices of these nnimals has not ranspired, but it is no doubt royal, if not imperial. A span of the M^gan breed Ixivo brought as high as $0.600 ?A*. Y. Herald. Punch ok Printers.? How nice to bo a printer 1* A public servant and well nigh the slave of the devil? A good na lured fellow, must be killinglv polite on nil occasion, especially to the ladiua. must nlway8 dj^ntfiifd, must never doanvihinr Lhat would not accor 1 with the siritcest sense of propriety of the most precise bid maid, and must always he correct in er ?ry thing he says and does, is alw iy< ex pected lo know all the latest tte*4, i? styled Muggins if he is not alwajs potted, must of course please every body, and certainly is supposed never to bo in" need of the "one thing needful," must work fur nothing, board hi.n<elf, man trust everybody, and is thought a grunt bore il he should pr-sent his bill, mast bo a ladder for all political aspirau-s to s'ep into olHue, who very soon become independent, don't owe lii.ti anyih-n consider the printer at he*t a s ,rry d-Tg wlio cannot expect any bein-r irvhuyi.nt than kicks and cuffs, and iiilaily sum ming it up, he is expected to b.i -a man without n mo !e| and without a shad o w. i>i i;i>. On tlio Utli inst.. Mr. ALBERT JOU.X.-Wn, aged 38 yours, B wooks, olid .1 day-. He was n member of tlio M. K. ClmrcU IS yearn. f To-day's Advertisements. V'll!i,N,A?Al ,lll,e" ,,<,d "?? Clerk's ol"ce of llio Cirnult Court of Harrison county, on the first Monday in September, I85.-J. Georgo (lolfin in, as Adinlslstrstor of E Jwln S. Duncan, docaiised, and in Ills owu rlglit, mid t'loru liis wife, Complainants, A^iinst (In Ctuucnry.) Cyms Ross, Michael D. .iltlingr, J .tines J. Dun win, pirn est Duncan, Bdwln S. Duncan, Jr., Gay Duncan, Gertrude Lee and Hugh U. f _ B? Defendants. 'I'lie object or this suit is to cancel the con tract between Cyrus Ross, M. D. Gittings and h. b. Duur.an. If it is proper to do so; and If it is in the opinion of th-3 Court nutpropnr to can cel the same, then lo have specific exocutjoa of It?und al?o, in either event, lo settle the ac counls between tlio pirlies-. ' It appearing by affidavit filed that the defend ant Midi#*! D. Gtuings Is not an inhabitant of Hie Stale of Virglnij, it it ordered tli?t he do appear hero within "no riioulli after due publi cation of this order, and do what is uoccsijrv to protect his interest in this still. A hopr. Teste, C. W. 8M1T1I, Clerk, sepl 7 -tt / Valuable lan?l For Male. LWILL SKLL, on accommodating ternu, my laud situated about 8 mile* west of Claris burg, containing 639 acre*. This land I* slla* Ifd within oils mile of the Railroad, and lea* Lhau Imiles of Wolfe Summit,. where (here tvill noon be a depot, and at preaertt used by the neighborhood for ?hipping produce and pi**in ^er? That portion of Ilia land not cleared I* finely timbered, which render* it valuable for Railroitd purposes. Theru i* a finely graded turupike running through the bail lo the Rail road. The soil is very fine, and strictly of llme ?toue character, and all the open or cleared land BUtirely fresli. Tile buildings are comfortable. ?ud lutficiaut for a good-aizfd family. The land Is well watered, and p OSS use* susceptibility of being made one amongst the beat grain growing or grazing farm* in this region of country. Sep. 15, 1858?17 if B. H. LURTY. Notice. Those Indebted to Albert Johnston for Work done by WgXlT^K. him, are earneatly requested ^1 to call on hi* widow, re-Wing near 6. K. tiiuui o Mill. anJ settle. KLIZABETU JOHNSTON. September 17th, HOT.?8t* IV. 1>. Clarke St Co., RAVENNA, Ohio. MANUFACTURE. every description of Bog gles and Carriage*, and ship la fell parts of the Union. Over twenty years experience la ? be business, will" a very heavy Southern trade, gives them advantages possessed by no other es tablishment east or west. All work from their manufactory will be warranted. Orders raesiv ed through Walter Ebort, Clarksborg, Va., will 1 -ceive prompt attention. wajllj Dentistry. DR. VOMBONHOBST. Dental Sargeon, a .the request of many citizen*, will Clarksburg on or about tfcelrt of OeWb?r? ?? Wlff remain aboat two weeks, when lie will per form any operations aaitdo any work in bis gpr fession that may be desired- , M*' v Fine Ses?ri.