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BY J. W. & S. B. O'BKIGX.
'UHTKMHEU 13, I 54.
Jitiuili of .Luuuuti.
This is our sixth regular weekly issue bince
there has been a single death in this place.
CHOLERA AT KNOXVILLE.
Wc are indebted to Brownlow of the Knox
ville Whig fur several slips,- and also to V'". C.
Kain ,for a.i C-stn from the Rjgister office,
giving lh". progress of the cholera at that place
from time to time.
Those whose names were not given in our
last so far as we remember were, Miss. Aim
White-, J. P. N. Craighead and the child of
John Willoby who died on the 5th John Sab
bage, A. Howell, and a m a r of color by the
name Dan Todd, oa the Oih, Win. Williams
formerly of Carter Co., died on Beaver Creek
where he had taken his faruily,oii the Glh. "For
the last 43 hours ending Monday morning there
was only two deaths and two other uew Cases
the two who died are Mrs. Elliott, late of D. C.
and a man by the name of ni. Clayton.
At a meeting of many of the prominei.t citi
zens, Jo 11. Parsons was appoined General Su
perintendiisit with power to preserve order and
see that the sick are attended to. It was re
solved by the meeting that those who- left the
city be requested not to return until the Board
of Health assure them that it is safe to do so.
There are many in Knoxville who have wou
the respect of all lovers of humanity, by the
inanuer in which they have administered to the
wants of the afflicted.
CujfMr. Tatk, President Memphis Si Charles
ou railroad has contracted 'fur 2500 tons of
iron lor the construction of the road east of
Lagrange. Iron to be delivered at New Or-
leaus by firit Dec, at $15 per ton.
JGiJ The Cars on the Memphis k Charleston
road leave Tu&cumbia at 5 o'clock, a. m. in
stead of 9 as heretofore. Leave Decatur at i
and arrived at Tuscumbia at 1 P. M.
The camp-meeting at SjJjui, under the
superititeudauee of the Cumberland Presbyte
rians has just ended. We are not advised as
to the number of accessions, but judge from ilia
good order anil attention displayed there on
Sabbath that the meeting was not wholly in
vain. There were but lew tents occupied, and
the hospitality extended to persons Irom a dis
tance was quite creditable to the tent-holders.
Capt. IIealuau of the "Tennessee" took on
board about one hundred and forty of our citi
zens and run up to the nearest point to the
camp-ground en Sabbath morning and returned
in the evening. Ail ou board seemed to en
joy the trip with becoming reverence, and will
not soon forget the hospitalities extended to
IS?" The United States Post Office Depart
mcnt has our thanks for a number of the Nash
ville True Whig. It come through "naf and
CHOLERA ABATED AT MADISON VILLE.
We are indebted to Mr. J. Rufi's Smith for
the following extracts from a private letter:
A letter from Madisouville, dated ou Mon
day the lltii says, "one death of typhoid fever,
ou Saturday night last, (this was a black girl)
No other cases of sickness in town or around
town at this time; we hav'nt had any cases of
cholera for 10 days, in or near the 'lcwii."
The Court House just completed in
Elizabethton, Carter county, is said to be exe
cuted in a style of architecture unsurpassed in
JCST" The Daily Memphis Whig s.iys, Prof. j
Alex. Dimitry, of New Orleans, has been ap- ;
pointed by the President to investigate the
2? J- B. Moseley has purchased J. G.
Fe xx it's interest in the Memphis Eagle and j
The Mast. We learn from Capt. Wit. M.
Alexander who has recently traveled through
several of the upper counties in this State, that
the prosp.ict for an extensive mast is quite flat
tering. Since writing this we have received the A
merican Presbyterian. Greeuville. which savs:
Although our corn crop is light this year, wc '
have as line a crop of inu.t this year as" we ever ,
saw, we h ive recently been in some of the ;
adjoining counties, and we were careful to
notice, and we find that the mast is general.
' , , . e i
r roui our observation in tins itait oi the coun-
try, we believe there will be must enough to
make all the hogs fat, with but little corn the j
people may have plenty of meat this year.
-2$ The sixth session Odd Fellows Female
College commenced in R'gcrsvi!!e on the Dth i
mst. Persons wishing to patronize that school ;
ueeu uaie i.u leaia oi siinncaa its iiic iicumi ui
the town and country is as good as it has been
for j ears.
$2?" Bishop Pierce was to have dedicated the
new brick Methodist Church in Atlanta on last
ES-non. John Black foimerly U. S. Senator j
uul" -'inaiasippi, uiea at n incnestcr, v a., on
the 2!Hh ult.
Cc2 It teems to be no longer a mooted ques
tion as to whether we have had Cholera in Ea;-t
Tennessee. We kn ew that it would all come
right when those who contended that it was not
cholera caught up with the news of the day.
ESS- We would earnestly request those who
favor us with communications when possible to
hand them in early and not wait until publica
tion day we are frequently so engaged on that
day that it is almost impossible to " insert a
lengthy article, and the result is the article is
delayed. We are pleased to receive communi
cations from our friends on subjects of general
interest, ai;d regret - hen such delays Occur. '
CO1" These of our paticr.s who are served ly
I he iMinrvi.i coi.for m favor bv inform
u ttit'y'bi i. r c f t:
i rccvivinsj their
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DEATH OF EPURAIM II. FOSTER.
A wide spread circle of friends and acquaint
ances will receive with feelings of the most
poignant regret the intelligence of the death of
the lion. Ei'Hr.um II. Foster, which took place
on Wednesday night Ctb inst.,at 11 o'clock, at
' the residence, in this vicinity, of his brother-in-
law William Nicuojl,. From the pen of one, fa
miliarly acquainted with his public character
nnd private, worth we hope soon to able to pub
lish a suitable tribute to the memoiy of this dis
tinguished citizen of Tennessee. Nashville
banner. " " - -
Who are Our Office Holders.
Below is a list of officers in the service of
the United States, with place and birth. These
figures and facts tell their own storv, and an
swer the above question:
Washington, D. C. Amer.
State Department, . - " . 12
Treasury Department, 138
Department of the Interior, 333
Otlieers and agents in the ser
vice of the House of Rep
Post Ollke Department, 11
Ministers and Consuls,
Coast Survey, .
United States Mint,
Light-House Board, Inspectors
Uite(l Slates Revenue Marina
The list of Costom House officers in the dif
ferent States, shows 215 Americans, 1,S37 For
eigners. American, pause a morncut ere you
condemn a party whose object is to give at
least half the government patronage to Amer
icans. Boston Advertiser.
Our Rail Itoad.N
We are frequently asked "what has become
i of the Eliijay and Duck Town Rail Road?''
l I reply, we beg to assure its friends that the
j people of Cass couuty have no idea of abandon-
the enterprise. Sometime during uoxt
week, a party, consisting of L. P. Grant, Esq.,
(Civil Engineer,) Capt. J. R. Swift, and others,
propose to ride over the route, preparatory to a
regular survey. As soon as the preliminary
survey is made, the books for subscription will
be opened, and the ball set regularly in motion.
Cassville (Ga.) Standard.
Will not shipments be made from Duck
Town via. Cleveland or Charleston, Tennessee,
thence over the E. T.'Si Georgia, the East
icnuessee& Virginia, and the Virginia and
Tennessee roads A.c. to New York, when those
roads are connected, which will be at no dis
taut day, as the connecting liuks are graded or
XiiiT The following is a list of all the States
yet to vote this fall, and the time of holding
"Pennsylvania, October 10; Ohio, October,
19; Indiana, October 10; Massachusetts, No
vember 7; Michigan, November 7; Wisconsin,
Agricultural Society Meeting.
1Qi .Monday the 4th iust.. the Iwinflauoi.
Agricultural Society convened in Kingston in
accordance w ith a resolution of a late meeting
of the Society in Loudon.
The Presideut A. S. Lenoir, being presenH
took the chair. The House being called to or
der, R. K. Byrd wa3 appointed Secretary pro
The object of the meeting being explained
and from general information imparted by the
.President, it was resolved to locate the Society
permanently at Kingston.
It was further resolved, that the sum of $300,
the amount of capital stock required by the late
! act of our Legislature, be raised by the 25th of
the present month. Andfor that purpose an
obligation was entered iato by a number of
Gentlemen so that the society may at that time
be able to report its self as being brought un
der the general provisions of the Act; thereby
establishing a title to the annual donation of $5
00 by the state.
The Society then adjourned to meet on the
fourth Monday, 25th of the present month.
(Sep.) A. S. Lexoik, President.
R. K. Bvr.n, Secretary, pro tun. ,lt
J Kingston Gazetteer.
There seems to have been some misapprehen
sion in reporting the proceedings above.
The gentlemen in this vicinity who obtained
the charter, made a proposition that If the
far" ll'e lower end of the county would
take an interest in the Society,the meetings and
fairs should be held at such place as a majority
0f tu,, niembers interested, from ' time to time
i 11 1 . a- . . i ti
should deem expedient and proper. Tins, wc
... ' , . , ,
th,nk was surrendering enough-bal no more
tlian justice demanded.
CSThe West American Monthly t published
! at CiliL-ilinati. nnu dcvoied to too interest uf thp
c , j - . i i 1 e o .
SotHn -nnd v est has been received for Septem-
. ... , T , ,
ber. Address Jethro Jackson & Co; 2 a year.
Merchant's Bank of Macon.
The following note from Isaac Scotf, Esq.,
President of the Merchant' Bank, will explain
itself. Savannah News, 4th inst.
Merchants Ba.vk, 1
Macon,, August 31st, 1851. J
Editors Savannah Pepublican:
Gentleman I see that you publish an ex
tract from the New York papers, .in which
doubtful reference is made to this Bank. The
rumors as published first in New York are with
out foundation. The notes of this Bank are, and
have been since its late reorganization prompt
ly redeemed at the Bank of the Republic": and
at the ollice of Wadsworth & Sheldon, 29 Wall
street; Nev York, at 1 percent discount; at the
Bank's counter in this city in gold, or sight ex
change on New Tork at current rates.
Isaac Scott, President.
JKTThe Natchea Courier of the 29th ult says
all tbe upper streams out from St. Louis are fall
ing Blowly; but the Illinois and Missouri contin
ue in tolerable boating order. At St. Louis, the
water is slowly receding, with full eight feet
water in the channel to Cairo.
OrEiiLo-OSEUl The article Jat week
ins uwin v.orn -rop its Gimmnmiion ana pro-?.-a'..k-
'..T-c!?,'' shouM have f'r.ccd to W
The Crops in Cast Tennessee Letters from
Sullivan co., Tenn Sept. 4 1854.
Messrs. Editors Dear Sir, Yours of the 26th
cme to hand in due timer I respond according
to request so far as Sullivan produce and stock
. Wheat is not turning out the quantity it did
last season, by about one forth, and farmers
are holding up for $1 per bushel. j 4 -
Corn, not more than half crops, and prices
not less than 50 cents per bushol."'
Oats half crops, good demand, prices not
loss than 25 to 30 cents per bushel, offered by
Railroad Contractors. v
Hogs are scarce,prices not knowm Cattle
all driven off; prices high. Horses very high,
but few finestock,prices $100 to $2:50. Mules
but few-oil hand, .
No decline on produce and stock in Sullivan
and adjoining counties, but advancing. Our
Railroad through Sullivan is under fine prog
ress; some cross ties being stacked up along
the road; we have a fine prospect for mast.
Very Respectfully Yrours, John Thomas.
Cleveland. Bradley co.,Terin., Sept. 6 ''54.
Messrs. Juo. W. l Sain I D. O'Brien. Gentle
men We received your Circular some! days
since; should have answered sooner, but wished
to get the general opinion of some of ouy best
The prevailing opinion is that the Wheat
crop falls short at least, one half an average
and but little offered for market, at the present
price, say $1:25 for Red Wheat, and $1:5!) for
The Corn crop has also fallen short of an av
erage; some parts of o Jr county have J of a crop
others not J. The crop will probably aver
Oats, an average crop has been gathered;
selling at 40c per bushel.
Stock Hogs we hear of some farmers offer
ing to give them away to any one that will
take-them; worth U to 2c, when they sell.
Cattle; but little doing in this kind of stock.
Horses; but few fine horses for sale, about
average price with former years.
Mules; good mules fire in demand, and find
ready sale at fair prices; No. 1 mule colts $50.
Bacon; the price of this article is tending up
wards, supply limited; worth now 7c bog round.
Respectfully yours, Tiuus Si Haudwick.
Post Oak Springs, Tenn., Sept, Cth 1854.
Messrs. O'Brien I received your Annual Cir
cular, and am sorry that I cannot give vou the
information you deaire, so that you may form
an estimate of the amount of produce 4n the
whole country. As tar as iny observation ex
tends, there was more Wheat sowu last fall
than the year before, and nearly as much
made. The Corn is about as good where the
ground was ploughed deep, and the Oat crop
very fine better than an average one. The
prices are, for Wheat $1 ready market; Oats,
25c; Corn, 50c. from the heap.
Hogs number considerably over last year,
but are mos:!y thin, and sell slowly at two cts.
Our farmers are taking more interest in their
farms taking hold of agriculture ad a scir"
aiid arc willing to adopt it as a profession to the
exclusiou of ail other pursuits. The improve
ment in laud, stock, and agricultural informa-
tioa very perceptible, many of them would,
no doubt, join an agricultural society, and
unite their efforts with vours in awakening
through the country a proper spirit of emula
tion among the farmers, but they have never
had any notice of but one meeting, and at that
meeting iluud no Constitution, aiid 1 think no
oue presented even a paper for members names.
As the time is short we suggest that the Pres
ident make three appointments, one at Loudon,
one at Kingston, and one at Post Oak Springs,
giving full notice thereof and soliciting supscrip
tions or members as he may think proper.
Rep. Your Ob't, Serv't. B. F. S.Davis.
WrightsviIle,Roane co., Tenn., Sept. 11th '54.
Mr. Editor. -Agreeable to request, I send you
what information I have gathered from this
county, in regard to the crops the present sea
son, from what I can learn together with what
I have seen, I do not think that there can be a
half crop made of Corn; some of my neighbors
have been offered 50 cents for . their Corn, and
the purchaser to take it in the field, and they
refused to take that price.
I have conversed with a great m:my of the
farmers in regard to the present Wheat crops,
and the conclusion is that, perhaps, there is a
half an average crop; I have conversed with
several gentlemen who have been engaged in
threshing Wheat this sea.-ion, and they say the
present crop is from one half to two Airds av
eiage with last year as to quality, and about
one half average as to quantity; Oats it seems
to be the general opinion that Oats are a full
As to stock Hogs, from what information I
can gather, I think there is a falling off from
last year, owing principally to the scarcity of
grain, and prices considerably lower than last
year; I think hogs can be bought at nearly half
what they sold at last year; there could be any
amount of hogs bought at 11 cents, weighing
from one hundred to one hundred and fifty
pounds, and no buyers at that price.
There is not as many Cattle in this county
as has formerly been for market, though I think
the price ranges about the same.
As regards Horses and Mules there is not so
many as last year, owing to the scarcity of
grain. The fact is every nian that has a" sur
plus horse or mule, wants to sell him o avoid
feeding him through the the winter.
All kinds of stock are dull and there is but
very little trading going on iu that line. All
kinds of grain in demand, at fair prices, with
and upward tendency. I remain sir, your Ol't.
Serv'l. Rufus Marxey.
Morristown, September 9th '54.
Messrs. O'Brien: In compliance villa your
request I submit the following, to apply to the
counties of Jefferson Si Grainger in general.
The present Wheat crop is a very full avarage
in quantity and superior in quality ome sales
at from 75 to 85 cts., holders are firm in asking
$1,00 nnd if that price is not paid the crop will
not bo marketed until late in-the season. The
Corn cr .n w'5! fall short of an average from 'S3 1
to 50 per cent ou Upland, on the bottoms from
25 to 33 per cent. I have heard of sales on
the bottoms at 30 to 27 standing in the fields
for feeding hogs; the torn crop will be worth
more measured from the heaps at gathering
time The Oats crop is short of an average
33 percent. Worth from 20 to 25 cts, owing
to the neighborhood they are marketed in.
There will not be a fall crop of hogs fatted..
Hogs suitable for feeding this season has been
changing hands within the last few days at 2
cts, offers are being made for hogs after fatted
at 3 cts,. The price w ill probably he from 3 to
3 J cts. Cattle has been sold at an advance of
irora iu to io per cwt, and a much larger aj
mount marketed than usual. Horses and Mule9
areibout at former prices and not so much en
These remarks apply to the twfo counties in
general and not to particular neighborhoods.
Ba, We take the following extract from , a
Burnsvillej N. C. Sept., 4, '54.
The corn crops are better from Knoxville up
than they are below they improve all the way
from Knoxville to Buruesville. J. A. T.
Tho specimen of copper sent will do.-Ed.
From Cleveland Dispatch.
Shoats at Charleston.
We have been permitted to copy the follow
ing letter to Messrs. Tibbs Si Hardwick, which
contains important information to some of our
x, S. C,
ith, 1854. J
A u;r. 2'Jth
Y'onrs of the 25th is to hand. In reply
I can inform you that this market is overrun
with shoats; the price is anything the drover
can get. Yesterday a drove of 13d head sold at
$2:50 per head,a little over 3 cts. nett, and there
is hundreds in the market not sold and cannot
get any offer except by the head $2 per shoat,
ranging from GO to 70 lbs. nett. They will not
pay to bring here. I saw the bill ou a lot of
hogs sold here $135 expenses, and the drove
brought $200 leaving 05 dollars for the drove
less than 50 i-ts. per head. -If hogs hold off un
til the stock on hand is worked off, they may
get up again, but it will be a long time to clear
off stock on hand. If hogs continue to come
to this market as they have done this month,
they will be a nuisance here. The Tcnnesse
ans had better kill their hogs and make bacon
out ot them, if it is poor it will bring some
thing. 1 have nothing more, but am' yours very re
spectfully, Chari.es P. Shier.
To Messrs. Tibbs k Hardwick.
GROSS INSULTS TO GENERAL DOUGLASS.
Chicago, Sept. 2 An immense crowd as
sembled in the open air last night to hear the
speech of Senatur Douglass on the Nebraska
and River and Harbor bills. He was greeted
with yells and groans, and the semi-civilized
populace refused to listen. He made various
attempts to speak and finally left the stand at
half past ten o'clock. There w as no ot her dis
turbance. 5" The Pittsburg Chronicle of 31 says,one
of the messengers of Adams & Co's Expicss
brought the intelligence this morning of a seri-
ouiiat!'iii -ritxj tiiJuDhy,--Mn3lieW ainl
Newark railroad last night. The collision occur
red near Mansfield, and as far as we could un
derstand, the passenger train, composed of three
cars vras at a water station, when run into by a
freight train of twenty two cars. Our informant
says that four men were killed and seventeeu
The Irish Exiles.
The following letter has been received in
New York from Mr. Martin, one of the Irish
exiles in Australia, dated:
Hobart Town, Wednesday, May 24.
"Last night, after having my trunk packed
and my farewell taken, I left Ross and came
to Hobart Town by the mail, to mee O'Brien
before his departure to Europe by the Overland
Mail. Y'ou must know that the mail which
reached the Colony seven days ago, brought
news of a "pardon," or a "conditional pardon,"
(authorities differ,) having been granted to us
by the clemency of the Queen of England
ir.fiuenced perhaps by Old Xieh So we have
been receiving congratulation, and considering
the comparative attractions of various routes
homewards, and winding up affairs in Van Die
man's Land. But lo! when I arrive at the
Capital this niorning,I l-arn that no instructions
have, as yet, been sent from London to these
authorities upon the subject of the "pardon."
And so O'Brien must wait two months for an
other opportunity of going to Europe by India;
and O'Doherty may retnru to his potato plant
ing, and I may return to my pupils. To-mor
row morning U Linen was to
Melbourue, and immediately
Madras for India.
nave saned tor
thence by the
"It is likely O'Doherty and I will not get I
away so soon as two months hence.
COURT AT 3IADISOXVILLE.
The Cleveland Dispatch says, next week is
the reguar time for holding the Circuit Court
of Monroe county; but the present indications
are that the court will be postponed for the
present. We have been'shown a letter from
Judge Alexander, in w hich he states that it will
be physically impossible aud morally wrong
for him to attend, as three of his children were,
on Monday when he wrote, sick with the pre
vailing disease, and he was in hourly expec
tation of others of his family being attacked;
while he himself was unwell though not with
Breach of Tri'st. Tho Augnsta Constitu
tionalist state that Elijah D.Robertson, ware
houseman and factor of that city, of the firm of
Robertson & Goss, has absconded, after having
defrauded and abused the confidence of sundry
gentlemen, His)liabilitiesare estimated at about
$15,000, besides what is by mortgages ou prop
erty. Richmond Dispatch.
Alabama. Mr. James Henry, of Pickens
county, who occupied a seat in the Legislature,
has announced himself as a Whig candidate
for Congress in the 4th District. He is not to
be permitted,though, to "walk" over the "field,"
as we preceive by a communication in The
West Alabamian: :
Mr. Editor: I am a Candidate for Congress
against Jim Henry. I am from Bass Precinct,
situate, lying and being in the northeast cor
ner of Pickens county, where no one lives in
a circumfrence of anybody else. I shut myself
up in "a room fast week, with John Bass (be
sure you don't print his name without the B,)
and myself as delegates, and held a caucus, in
which for three several ballotings, I was unam
imously nominated Jim's opponent, John ac
cepts the honor, and will be in the field "du
ring the war." Yours, ( without gas, or brass.)
John W. Bass.
From the Dublin Univerity JfsgaEine.
What I Live For.
ET G. LIXXAECS DAXK3.
J live for (hose who love me,
Whose hearts are kind and true;
For the heaven that smiles above rac;
And awaits my spirit too;
For all human ties that bind me?
For the task by God assigned me;
For the bright hopes left behind me,
And the good that I can do.
I live to learn their story,
Who've suffered for my sake:
To emulate their glory,
And follow in their wake:
Bards, patriots, martyrs, sages,
The noble of all ages,
Whose deeds crown History's pages,
And Time's o reat volume make. .
1 live" to hold communion .
With all that is divine;
To feel there is a union
'Twixt Nature's heart and mine:
To profit by affliction,
Reap truths from field3 ofn"ctkmf
- Grow wiser from conviction,
And fulfil each grand design.
I live tohail that season, '
By gifted minds foretold,
When. men shall live by reason,
And not alone by gold:
When man to man united,
And every wrong thing righted,
The whole world shall be lighted
As Eden was of old.
I live for those who love k r ,
For those who know rae'tfue;
For the heaven that smiles above me,
And awaits ray spirit too;
For the cause that lacks ' assistance,
For the wrong that needs resistance, '
For the future in the distance,
And the good that I can do.
The Emperor has just issued the follow i.ig
address to his army in the East. It is a curious
production; the idea of making the Russians fly
across the Danube at the very presence of the
French and English troops, is rather an origi
"Soldiers and Sailors af the Army of the
East! You have not fought but already you
have otained a signal success. Your presence
and that of the Eiiglis.li troops have sufficed to
compel the enemy to recross the Danube, and
the Russian vessels remain ingloriously in their
ports. You have not yet fought, and already
you have struggled courageously against death
A scourg fatal thon'gh transitory, has not ar
rested your ardor. France and the Sovereign
whom she has chosen cannot witness without
deep emotion, or without miking every effort to
give assistance, such energy and such sacrifices.
"The First Consul said, in 1797, in a procla
matiou to his army: 'The first quality requir
ed in a soldier, is the power of supporting fa
tigues and privations. Courage is only a sec
ondary one." The first yui are now displaying.
Who can deny you the posession of the second.
Therefore it is that your enemies disseminn
from Finland to the Caucasus, are seeking anx
iously to discover the point upon whieh France
and England will direct their attacks, which
they foresee will be decisive, for right, justice
and warlike inspiration, are on our side.
"Already, Bomersund nnd 2000 prisioners
have just fallen into our power. Soldiers! you
will follow the example of the army of Egypt.
The conquerors of the Pyramids and Mont-'l ha
bor had, like you, to contend against warlike
soldiers and against disease; bat, in spite of
pestilence and the efforts of three armies, they
returned w'lih honor to their e.- rnrf ry. Sn'iiera!
have Coninierce in your Uener;il in-chief an 1 in
re. I am watching over you, and hope, with
the assistance of God. soon to see a dimuniiion
of your sufferings and an in'crcase of your glory.
'Soldier;! farewell till we meet again.
Fire in A5es. A correspondent of the Chi
cago Demorraiic Press savs that in a bin where
he stores ash.es, every layer being wetted as de
posited, he found the bottom of the heap one
surface of fire, after a period of two years had
elapsed since 'hey were deposited. The bin con
tained some two hundred bushels, and the top of
the heap, deposited eighteen mouths, was wet.
There is evidently some unknown application ot
the laws relating thereto to be discovered.
W. n. Tibbs has just returned from
ia, where he has obtained a number of
claims iu the Copper region. He brings with him
some rich specimens. Cleveland Dispatch.
Who shall decide when doctors disagree," or
who shall tell what is Democratic doctrine w hen
the Democratic President and the Democratic
Congress passed a Land Donating Insane Asy
lum Bill, and the Democratic President vetoed
the measure. The Democratic Congress pass
ed a River and Harbor Bill, and the Democrat
ic Prasident vetoed the measure, The Demo
cratic Congress were divided on the Homestead
Bill, and the Democratic President was claim
ed by both divisions, pro and c .. just as they
happened to think. In truth, as far as princi
ples are concerned, it is "'confusion worse con
founded." Alexandria Gazette
Railroads in Pennsylvania ScsrEXDixo
further New Work. The Philadelphia North
American says: "The Finance Committee of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Committee have de
termined, as far as practicable, to suspend, for
the present, fill further contracts for iww con
struction work; and there is a good reason to be
lieve that the Directors of the North Pennsylva
nia Railroad Company, at their next meeting,
will adopt the same policy. This course hav
ing been already adopted by the Reading Rail
road Company, those three great corporations
will cease to be competitors against our mer
chants for the purchase of money, inducing
thereby the most exorbitant rates; and if their
example should be followed by all other improve
ment companies, and business men generally
would adopt a system of rigid curtailment the
community here would soon be relieved from
the pressure which now prevails."
EST The Shelbyville Expositor says that
Provisions are at this time higher in Shelbyville
than they were ever known to be at any former
period. Meal $1 per bushel; Flour, country
made,$3,75 per hundred pounds; bacon from 7
to 8 cents; chickens 121 cents, but few in mar-L-t;
butter 10 cents: eggs 5 cents; old corn from
$3 to $3 25 per bbl;new crop selling in the field
at from $2 to $2 50; Beef from $1 50 to $5 per
The weather i3 distressingly dry and hot, and
unless it rains soon things will be a great deal
worse than they are.
Good Advice. Keep out of bad company
or the chance is, that when the devil fires into
a flock he will hit somebody.
GRAND LODGE OF THE UNITED STATES,
.1. O. O. F.
Baltimore, Sept. 5 The Grand Lodge to
day elected the following officers for the ensu
ing year: Wm. Ellyson, of Massachusetts,
Grand Sire; Geo. W. Race, of Louisiana, De
puty Grand Sire; Jas. L. Bidgely, Grand Secre-
tary; Joshua Vansant, Grand Treasurer.
The following extract frcm the report cf the
Grand Sire shows that "the wcrk goes bravely
"The returns from the various jurisdictions
and bodies ender the jurisdiction of this Grand
Lodge, show a healthful condition of the Order,
both in numerical strength and in financial
prosperity. But most of ail do they exhibit the
liberal handed charity with which tha distress
ed of our fraternity have been aided. The last
annual report exhibited a total of 2941 'odges,
a meinlership of 198,030, and a revenue of $1,
209,228,90 of which 191,322 12 were expen
ded for if. e relief of the sick, the burial of ihe
dead, the aid of the widowed, and the education
"The report to be presented at this commu
nication will show about 3110 lodges; 20-kCOO
members; $1,375,000 revenue, and $530,000 of
expenditures for the benevolent purposes of our
Health of Chattani'Oga.
The Advertiser says: An unusual degree of
health still remains to Chattanooga and vicinity
Situated, as we are, in the mountains, a fine
breeze draws between the ridgw, and does
much to modify and make comfortable the air.
We entertain no fears for our city if the citizens
will exercise a little care iu diet.
Crops in Ireland. We have the following"
by the last steamer, in relation to the crops ir.
"The weather during the last week hns been
rather unsettled; but,althougb a good deal of rain
has fallen, the grain crops do not appear to
have been at all injured. The wheat looks
well, and is now ripening fast; and I d j not ob
serve, that it has in any place been beaten
down. It is remarkably free from blight or
smut, while the ear is considered unusually
large ami full. The oat cron has suffered more
from the rain and weather than the wheat; nor
is it altogether so free from blight? although up
on this head there is certainly little to complain
"Upon the whole, there is still every reason
to think that the grain crops will be the niot
abundant that have been gathered fjr many
years. With regard to potatoes, there car. be:
no doubt the disease; is now spreading b;;t not
to such an alarming extent as some people re
present. The new potatoes are generally ia
use throughout the couiih ; a:.d, nl:h nigh tho
leaves, and in some cases the stalks, are blight
ed, yet tlitf tubes are scarcely touched whil,
for the most part, the quality is cxcdlyiit. This
quantity sown this year is uiiprecedently large
even compared with the very best of tirr.e-, s
that it is hoped that after ail casualties and loss
es, there will be a fall average supply."
The Weather Th Camden Ala. Repub
lic cf the 2nd says; For more than a week past
we have had dry and rather warm weather,
just such as is desired, at this period of tho
year, for picking cotton.
Hot Weather. The unprecedented hot
weather has dmd up and parched vegetation to
an extent unequalled in a number of years
The days are ji.s hot and sultry as in midsum
mer and ihe nights close and dissagreeabl;.
Although in many sections of the State the
prospects for good crops were v ry fine, this
sudden and unexpected droith will shorten
the yield very much. Still there will not be an
entire failure. Good crops will bo made in
some counties, but we believe that in none it is
expected that full crops will be made. fN. C.
The Richmond (Va.) Penny Post speaks of
the immense amount of wheat now in the vari
ous Rail Road depots of that city. One of th.m
is literally groaning under the weight of its con
tents, and the writer thinks h "saw enough to
feed the Russian and aliied troops fur a twelve
month." There are eight large mills in opera
tion in that city, and two of them grind at least
nine hundred barrels per day. It is a favorite
over all others. The climate doe3 not sour it,
ami the secret is said t consist in packing it
while it is hot.
D::atii of a Distinc;i-isiie Armv Oivic-ER.
Information has reached Washington, says
tho Star, of the recent death of Brevet Lieuten
ant Colonel John McClelland, of tho Corps of
Topographical Engineer.", at Knoxville, Tonnes
see, of cholera. Col. McC: was the brother of
Secretary McClelland, of the Interior Depart
ment. He leaves a widow, formerly Miss Walk
er, of Washington, and a family of children all
of whom are now at Pincv Point.
PrpiAx's Monthly Magazine has becomo
abolitionised. It should no longer be support
ed by Southern men. The number fi r Septem
ber centains an article entitled "Our Parties
and Politics" full of nbolitior. sentiment, and
also an abolition poem! The agents for the
sale of the work in Montgomery boxed up the
September number, and notified the publisher
that thoy were subject to his order and that no
more copies were wanted.
Harper's Magazine is nearly as bad as Put
nam's, and both should be put under tho ban.
Tlie.editcr of Harper's Henry J. Rcymond is
a rank abolitionist. Uuntsville Advocate.
Counterfeits, The Fayetteville Observer
calls attention to the fact that mmy counterfeit
$10 Bills on the Bank of Cape Fear, heretofore
described, are now in circulation. TJh-j counter-,
feit is well executed; the bills made payable at
Salisbury, Fayetteville or Wilmington.
The New berne Atlantic speaks of a danger
ous counterfeit on the Bank of the State, paya
ble to L. S. Webb, at Windsor, and dated Juno'
1st 1853. It was $50 bill, new plate letter A
and wa3 detected at the Branch Bank in Xew
bern, and is so well executed, that none but th
best Judges could ever discover that it was not
a genuine note. Raleigh Star.
General P. A. nerrau, of the house of Mos
qnera & Co., of New York, has been appointed
Minister of War of the Republic of New Gren
ada, of which he was formerly President, and
at one time its Minister to the United States.
Bank of Brunswick. The Augusta Chroni
cle says, on and after the first of September,
1854, the corporate name of this Bank will be
changed to "The Union Bank, located in An-'
gusta, and in accordance with the late Act of
the Legislature of Georgia.
The fellow who was "out of church," has o:
dered a new supply.