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BY J. W. & S. B. O'BKIGX. LOUDON WEDNESDAY '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 them. 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 sound.'' 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 East Teiiuoss.ee. JCST" The Daily Memphis Whig s.iys, Prof. j Alex. Dimitry, of New Orleans, has been ap- ; pointed by the President to investigate the Cherokee treaties. 2? J- B. Moseley has purchased J. G. Fe xx it's interest in the Memphis Eagle and j Enquirer. j . 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 n . mst. Persons wishing to patronize that school ; T ; 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 Sabbath. 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 ing us u ttit'y'bi i. r c f t: i rccvivinsj their ': 1 1 r 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 rssentatives.' JO Post Ollke Department, 11 For. 17 278 500 40 80 510 151 15 25 1)14 10G 20 12 392 30 Ministers and Consuls, Coast Survey, . United States Mint, Light-House Board, Inspectors and Keepers, Uite(l Slates Revenue Marina Service, 31 7C7 2484 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- iru 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 under contract? XiiiT The following is a list of all the States yet to vote this fall, and the time of holding their elections: "Pennsylvania, October 10; Ohio, October, 19; Indiana, October 10; Massachusetts, No vember 7; Michigan, November 7; Wisconsin, November 7." 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 tan. 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. Respectfully yours, 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 under 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 tbe People. 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 are concerned: . 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 farmers: 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 White. " 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 age half. 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 average crop. 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 quired for. These remarks apply to the twfo counties in general and not to particular neighborhoods. D. Morris. Ba, We take the following extract from , a private letter: 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 readers: Charleston x, S. C, ith, 1854. J A u;r. 2'Jth Gentlemen 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 wounded. 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 Cholera. 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. France. 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 nal cr,e: "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 ted 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. "Napoleos." 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. Copper. W. n. Tibbs has just returned from ia, where he has obtained a number of Virgin 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 hundred weight. 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 6u." "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 of orphans. "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 organization." 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. Ireland: "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 of. "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. Star. " 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.