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PHILLIPS cc PERKINS, Editors. TOftdnaHdav. Moi nine. AUfiTUSt 10. 1858. ww w --- I V 9 W ' Democratic State Ticket. FOB GOVERNOR. JOHN J. McRAE, of Clark. secretary or statb, WM. H. MUSE, of Tishemingo. auditor or PUBLIC ACCOUNTS. MADISON McAFEE, of Holmes. STATE TREASURES, C. F. HEMINGWAY, of Carroll ATTOSNrT GENERAL, D. C. GLENN, of Hinds. REPRESENTATIVE TO CONGRESS STATE AT LARGE, WM. BARKSDALE, of Lowndes. FOR CONSPE6S THIRD DISTRICT, O. R. SINGLETON, of Madison. Of Yazoo County for the Legislature. HARRISON BARKSDALE. BENJ. R. HOLMES. fXTF We are authorized to announce WM. YERGER as a candidate for re-election to Judge of High Court of Errors and Appeals. 0C3T We are authorized to announce JAMES A STEVENS, as a candidate for re election to he office of Ranger at the next election. CC?" We are requested to state that tbeTitev. W. Carey Crane will preach at tbe' Baptist Church on next Sunday morninf0i o'clock. Death or an Editor. TWfllustrated Fami ly Friend of the 23rd o5uly, announces the death of Major Stuart Adair Godman, editor and proprietor of that pper. He died on the 11th of July, aged SO yfdrs, at the residence of E. W Henry, Esq., Ctfb Creek, Virginia. GOT" "viil be 6een by reference to another eolujpfff, that the yellow fever is on the increase otJKew Orleans. Two deaths have taken place . Natchez, iiom this disease, but it is stated that they were both contracted in New Orleans. It has been known as high up the Mississippi river a.5 Vicksburg, several times, but never higher. Nothing is to be feared from it here. A Big Peach. A few days since, a boy step ped into our office, bearing in his arms a large object handsomely wrapped up in nice paper, which suggested to our minds M a wedding, ha ! a large take," but what was our surprise when, upon opening it, out rolled a single peach ! Ai first we doubted its reality, and asked the boy where it camt from, and who sent it, but when beans wend, ''Mr. Goosey," we knew it was a jenuine peach, and soon pitched into it." As it give way before a mighty jack-knife, and each half rolled upon its back, it looked mo-e like a cantaloupe than a peach ! Two friends and our selves commenced slicing and finding it very delicious, stopped not until the seed was all that was left of that mammoth Goosey (juicy) Peach If any of our friends would like to have a treat like this, they can get it by calling at Mr. Goo sey's wagon, as it passes up street every evening Graham. We have received Graham's Maga gine for August. Among many other interes't iug articles, it contains a beautifully illustrated and interesting one upon the customs and habits of the Japanese. Also " The Rhine and its sce nery," finely illustrated. Instead of being mel ted away by the hot weather, Graham has got up new steam, and now turns a powerful wheel in the sea of literature. May Graham's long spread Siiiis never be ' reefed" until they have carried him safely to the port of Fortune" as he is already in the harbor of " Fame." CCF" Mark Hurdlestone, by Mas. Moodie, author of " Roughing in the Bush." The first work of Mis. Moodie, which was a delineation of pioneer life in Cauada, contained so much vigorous originality aod graphic power of de scription, that it created a sensation in the liter ary world scarcely inferior to " Jane Eyre." It oJiad an immense run, and every body has since en on the tip-toe of expectation for the next work that should appear from her pen. " Mark Hurdlestone ' has not disappointed the expecta- tions raised by "Roughing it in the Bush." ' Mark Hurdlestone" is far more dramatic than its predecessor, and the plot of a regularly de veloped romance adds infinitely to the interest of the book to mere novel readers. We can inform our young readers that " Mark Hurdlestone'1 is a most thrilling love story, and would advise them not to commence the reading of it at night, lest they should find themselves surprised by the arrival of next day, without their having slept. We are indebted to the publisher, Messrs. De Witt & Davenport, New York, for a copy of this romance of 359 pages price fifty cents. HOLMES .COUNTY TICKET. The sterling democracy of Holmes have put forth a strong ticket for the Legislature. Our cotemporary of the Lexington Advocate is their candidate lor State Senator, and we are glad to see that his talents and active services are appre dated by the democracy of Holmes. D. J. Red. Esq., is a man of quick discernment, active and untiring energy, and sound judgment, and withal a ready writer. Success to our co tempo rary, and we have no doubt it is in store for him, with the noble, generous and patriotic de mocracy of our 6lster county. Capt. J. W. Wade and Hon. H. C. Adams, are the nominees for the lower House. Capt. Wade is well known as an old and consistent democrat having served in the Legislatures of Alabama and this State. Of Mr. Adams, it is scarcely necessary to speak, his course in the last Legislature being known to, and highly approved of by his constituents. With such a ticket, how can the whigsof Holmes expect to battle successfully with the " un terri fied?" Louisiana. CoK T. G. Hu : t is the whig nom--fe; for Congressman in the New Orleans dis- JF Jude John Perkins, Jr. of La has recei- ireu he nomination as candidate for Congressman from his district. rjry The Maine liquor low wee adopted by e popular vote in Mfcbigan on the 30th ult Unf on Bank Bonds. The High Court i f Errors and Appeals of this State has sustained the decision of Chancellor Scott upon the validity of the Union Bnk Bonds, unanimously, as we understand. Now an important question arises shall these Bonds be paid, or will the people stand upon their rights, aa guaranteed by the Constitution of their 9 State? As to the decision, or opinion of the courts before whom the question has been brought we care nitblng. The question of validity or invalidity of the Bonds, is no new one, nor is there an ittelligent private citizen, let lone a jurist or lawyer, in the State, who has not long since mad up his mind upon this subject ; and the present members of the Courts were known tobe Bond paying men before elected. It is indent very unfortunate that this was over looked in their election but it was, and now the mat tat must be avoided more difficultly, ft is an awkward situation to be placed in the courts deriding one way, and the people anot her, but this does not take from the latter taieir rights. We are law-abiding men, but v? e cannot abide by the decision of a pre-judgeCOurt ; when that court decides contrary to t ,e constitution of our State. Would an individual be a competent ju ryman upon t arapTrrai case, wno nacr psevrouwy made up hie "mind as to the guilt or innocence of the prisoner much less if he had expressed that opinion? Not at all. Then were these judges whj had made up and expressed their minds years betore, competent (morally) to sit in judg ment upon this question ? As certainly not. We shall not say much about this matter, so far as the decision is concerned, until we see the opinion of the Court, but being able to rend and understand a plain simply written statute or law. we must be allowed to decide upon its meaning and validity for ourselves. We have read and re-read the constitution of our State, in reference to loaning money &c.,and compared it with the arts of the Legislature and those who trans acted business in reference to the Union Bmk B"ndf, and are fully satisfied that they were is susd in palpable violation of that sacred instru ment and believing this, we are bound to de fend the rights of the people. Tbere are other grounds upon whirh the pen pie might honestly refuse to pay these bonds, but one good reason is sufficient, and therefore we shall rely principally upon their issuance in violation of the Constitution. We care not what whigs may say about repudiating democ racy; their love of peace and order, and their honesty consists in party capital. Being in the minority, they seize eerything that h possibil ity may strengthen them in their weakness, and forlorn condition. But they are welcome to all they can make on that score. The Vicksburg Whig being very "curious," makes the follow ing unkind thrust at the democratic party : " We are curious to observe what course the repudiators will now take, when the Chancel ler, elected by the people of the whole State, and the three Judges of the High Court, all elected by the people, unanimously concur in the opinion that the Union Bonds are legal and constitutional. Manv an honest Democrat, in the heat of partv excitement, who had not examined the question, honestly oast his vote against the settlement of this debt, but he must be a downright repmua ator. who will attempt to repudiate the decisi- ions ot all the courts, in such a Democratic Sta'e as Mississippi, when the Judges themselves are elected by Democrats." The Democracy of Mississippi are blameable, we acknowledge not for voting against the Bonds, but for not voting against the present judges of our State Courts. They have hereto fore allowed the whig party to lull them into in activity, by the cry of no party considerations injudicial elections; while they have centred upon the whig candidates and elected them. But had the people supposed this state of affairs could have ever arisen out of their election, the present members of the Courts would have re maiued at home, where they ought. This thing will be looked to hereafter, and all defiers of the constitution will be kept out of high places. We would say but little about this subject, were it not that, to appearances, the people of Missis sippi are a dishonest set of repudiators. The are an independent people, and will not allow their constitution and laws to be trampled an der foot or their pockets swindelled out of their money. The Vicksburg Whig may cease to be cu rious, and rest assured that the decision of the peo ple will not be reversed so far as the Union Bank Bonds are concerned. We shall have much to say in connection with this subject and shall direct attention to the Legislature, as much as possible. The question is now to be settled by that body. It must either obey the dictates of these defiance courts, or it must refuse to make appropriations for the payment of these fraudu lent bonds. Will the people send a single indi vidual to the next Legislature, who would vote appropriations for this purpose ? We think not. if the subject is properly brought before them. PUT THIS AND THAT TOGETHER. It is a melancholy fact that near four-fif the of our Freeborn Citi zens who exercise the glorious privelege of making their own gov ernment, have not the most remote idea of what they are about, for what they are vo ting, or why rhey sus tain one party or the other, and indeed they do not care. Yazoo City Whig June 20, 1853. The leaders and or gans of the locofoco partv know foil well. that enlightened pub lie sentiment has al ways been of signal ef ficacy in directing the movements and advan cing the principles of . i i - . . . tne wnig pern ; ma: its behests have never been by them disobev ed. Yazoo City Whig Aug. 5, 1853. OCjF A talented gentleman, (rays the Vicks burg Sentinel) formerly a resident of this State, but now, and for some years past a resident of Washington City, and a Whig withal, writing to a friend in this place, speaking of Col. Davis says: "The Colonel, in his recent tour, has nude hosts of friends, and his speeches are well receiv ed everywhere. I know no member of the Cab inet who is more universally popular, or who is go far elevated above every thing like low party feeling. Iam certain he is rapidly doing away with whatever misconception may have arisen from his connection with the Southern move ment in Mississippi. CTlT" Wm. O'Donohue, one of the Irish patri Xh and exiles in Van Driiman's LJind. has escap ed, and arrived in NewYnrk cm the 25th of July. The New York Evening Post gives an extract from an account of hie escape, as published fejr Hon. W. Brooke. By the last Flag of the Union we perceive that the late U. S. Senator has been brought out up on his political position. F. M. Aldridge. Esq.. t Grenada, addressed a letter to Mr. Brooke, on the I5th of July, making certain enquires as tt his being a supporter of the Pierce adminisra- tion ; ficc. stating to him that he had bee fre- quently spoken ot as a democrat, in "n omm- ties above." Mr. Aldridge informed Mr. Brooke .. .... ft i.f -! 1 I , 1. that he had " invariabh denied that such was c your (his) position." But be or - 'jays, " It mar true, that you, in v't non with an over whelming majority of foa Whig and Union par. ty, are willing, to report Union Democrats for office, ar d especially Gov. Foote for the office of United States Senator.' To these interrogato r's, Mr. Brooke rather vaguely replies, in sub stance, as follows : u You state that I am fre quently called a democrat and supporter of the present odministration. Conscious of having undergone no change of sentiment, I suppose that impression has arisen solely in the fact o my refusal to support Gen. Scott in the late Pro -i.tun t im alrtinn Tt minht Vu. Cll-flfiripn t tO state, in answer to this, that at least one of the nominees of the late Whig Convention, and the present wntg tomJWaic fi Congress in the 3rd District (Col. McClung) if I am not misinform ed, were in the same category. Why they should be considered good w bigs, and I ostracised tor the same offense, 1 am at a loss to conceive. - Having no concessions to make, and none to ask for, 1 hope ever to mantain the political faith which I cherish, unaffected by conventions or self-constituted committees. I care not bv what name they may be called. The w hie party was once well said to be a collectidn of independ- ent thinkers.' it tnia was true oi it, i tear it is ceasing anv longeT to be so. The right of suffrage is no Ion- ger free when it cannot be freely exercised with- out subjeding the voter to imputations of mo- tive of the most degrading character. " As to what von have said in your letter con cernmg the present administration, I can onlv state in reply that I shall certainly offer it no factious opposition : norio I wish to prejudge it before the full de. elopement of its policy. In reference to its appointments. I miht. perhaps- have a right to complain, but I insist that the Whigs who supported Scott have none; for a similar policy was most distinctly shadowed forth in his verv remarkable letter of acceptanre So far as freesoi! app intments are concerned. I believe matters would have been infinitely worse had Scott been successful, for the reason that the conservative portion of the Northern Whigs bitterly opposed him in convention, and gave him but a feeble support in the canvass and Gen. Scott is not a man to forget his friends and reward his foes. But I have no disposition to revive old and unpleasant remisences. "I entirely concur with you in regard to the election of Gov. Foote. I was not at the con vention that nominated him for Governor, but have always understood that he accepted the can didacy with a distinct agreement that he should be returned to the Senate by the Union parly after the expiration of his term of office nf Onvec nr. This obligation is not extinguished by the disso lution of that party any more than would the contracts of a partnership by the. dissolution of that partnership. For this reason, anil in view of his services rendered to the party and to the country in di. i nave ever neld it to De tne bounden duty of the whigs to unite with their quandom friends, the Union Democrats, aud re install him in the U. S. Senate." He then goes on to state that under the present condition of affairs, it is very hard for him to define his politics. He thinks that events of vast importance are flying aud crowding by in such rapid succession, that it is impossible for one to tell where he is. He then quotes from Mr. Everett's Boston 4th of July speech. show ing that the stand still policy must be abandon ed, that progress is the word, and the pol. icy. Mr. Brooke then concludes his letter by thanking Mr. A. for giving him that opportu nity of setting himself rectus in curia. Now what is there to be gathered from this happy-circumstance letter of the Hon. Walker Brooke? He neither claims to be a member of the whig or democmctic party. nor does tie think there is still a Union party. No, he says the Union party is " dissolved." He neverthe less thinks the party is bound to carry out its contract with Gov. Foote, says a political con tract is as binding as a commercial one. We wish to hold a mirror before the honorable gen tleman, that he may see his inconsistency . You (Mr. Brooke) hope ever to maintain your own opinions, and to remain unaffectedby the rulings of conventions or self -constituted committees, by whatever name they may be called I and then con tend most urgently that the agreement which was made by the Union party with Henry S. Foote, in convention or, if you please, in Cau cus, at the time he was nominated should be strictly observed and faithfully fulfilled, and this ,too, when that party is dissolved.' A convention , a " caucus" can be held by one party or sect, (and that caucus may rightfully and consistently bind the people not only for the present, to the support of a particular man, but that they shall actually elevate him to a certain office at the ex piration of a certain period years hence, which shall be as binding as the contract of a business t ransaction ! This would indeed have been a bold assertion had it come from the most devoted iendof the convention system, but from a bit ter opponent and chagrinned denunciator of that system and who will not be trameled in his actions by it the thins becomes too clarinR to be passed over in silence. We wish to call the attention of the public to these facts and in consistencies. We do not do ihis from any personal dislike for Mr. Brooke ; nor yet, to injure either his feelings or popularity; but solely for the pur pose oi snowing our readers how little confi dence can be placed in the professions of the whig party. Hon. W. Brooke's letter is some thing like the preamble and resolutions of a whig convention which was held "by the delegates ap pointed by the counties of Kemper and Neshoba, to nominate a suitable candidate to represent this (that) Senatorial district in the approaching leg islature;" one of which we will giv for the asnisement of the facetious, and for the coafenpti oi ine soeer tmnJtrog voter. The 3rd resolution of that convention em otrtnd-out caucus convention- -reads as follows: (TT- Resolved. THAT WE REGARD THE COXVENTlOiN SYSTEM as ANTI-REPUBLIC S ITS TENDENCIES, & WHOLLY 1NCOM- niTim? WITU THR POPULAR RIGHTS Qp THE. PEOPLE ; AND. 1NTHE OPINION nF THIS CONVENTION SHOULD BE ABOL- ISHED."JD0 We hope the honorble gentleman will excuse to comparing his remarks to the above Keso- .. . ... " - - - Uai ...... am tnstWrirlilfll lution. OUl Hie MIHlinrny uciwccu an i mw . .... Ussening the binding force of a fraudulent and lunholv convention and a convention actually in session, condemning and denouncing iuch bod- ies, is so ridiculously smiting, inai we cuu. w withhold it Vetuti in speculum. Freesoilisni. The whigs are making a great noise about President Pierce's "Freesoil appointments, ap parently with much honesty aud concern for the interest and welfare of the country. When they were sustaining Scott and Seward last fall, they had but little re about the elevation of Free- soilers to office. This false cry and inconsistent pretended concern ,s plainly seen and some of tliem have the honestv to acknowledge it. The Hon. Walker Brooke, i:: a letter to Mr. Aldridge, a few days since, having been inrerrogaied as to his approval or disapproval of the appointments of the President, makes the following scathing remarks: ' In reference to its appointments, 1 might, perhaps, have a right to complain, but I insist that the whigs who supported Scott have none; for a similar policy was most distinctly shadowed forth in his very remarkable letter of acceptance. Jar as treesoil appointments are concerned, 1 believe matters would have been infinitely v,one had Scott been successful." This is the language of a man who, we believe, sup ported neither of the candidates for President : he would not support Scott on account of his Ireesoilism ; and we believe he did cot support Some one may say that Mr. Brooke wrote that tor the sole purpose of justifying his course in the late presidential canvass; but that was en tirely unnecessary, for the result of that election was the best acquittal that he cottld have possi bly had. Out of all the whig States, only FOUR wint for Scott and those he got "by the mere skin of his teeth." Notwithstanding the fact that abolitionism so completely surrounded the Scott Seward ticket, that Northern whigs would not support it, the whigs of the South who now make so much fuss about "freesoil appointments were waim, aye,ithvsiatic ! in its support. Let the sober mind reflect upon this lor one mo ment and it cannot lail to see in it that same beautiful inconsistency, so characteristic of the "no principle" party. When a whig has the as surance to charge the administration with abo litionism, let him ask himself if be supported Scott? If he cannot answer, no! the remorse of a guilty conscience ought to choke the words upon, and seal his tongue to the roof ol his mouth. YELLOW FEVER IN NEW ORLEANS. We extract the following statements showing the progress of the yellow fever in New Orleans, from the True Delta of the 3rd inst : ClUKITY HoSPITAi OfTICIAL. Rpott for" the 24' hours ending, art midnight on Monday, the 1st inst: Admissions, 86; Discharges. 47; Deaths, 38 of which 36 were of yellow fever. IITTEBMENT8. In all the cemeteries of the citv, for the 24 hours ending at 6 o'clock, A. M.. on the 2d inst : Of Yellow Fever, 121 ; other diseases 14 ; ma king in all, 135. The whole number of interments in all the Cemeteries of New Orleans, for the week ending Sunday morning, July 31st at 6 o'clock, were 880, of which 692 were of yellow fever. The number of interments from yellow fever during the 24 hours ending at 6 A. M-, on the 1st inst., were 1 19. CQT? A good story is told of a Connecticut parson. His country parish raised his salaiy from 300 per annum to $400. The good man objected for thiee reasons. "First," said he, " because you can't afford to give me more than three hundred dollars. Second, because any preaching isn't worth more than three hundred. Third, because I have to collect my salary, which heretofore has been the hardest part of my lobors among you. If I have to collect an additional hundred it will kill me I Rehtucky Elections. John C. Brecfeenridge (Democrat) has been elected to Congress trj 580 majority over Ex-Gov. Letcher, (Whig) in the Ashland district. Stanton (Democrat) has been elected to Con gress in the Maysville district. The Louisville district has returned a Whig, (Preston) as usual. CO" The Whig convention for the nomina tion of a candidate for Senator to represent Kem per and Neshoba in the next Legislature, resul e I in the selection of Mr. Wm. H. Slaughter. As somebody had to be slaughtered, (remarks the De Kalb Gazette.) William offered himself as a martyr in the Whig cause. The Japan Expemtioh. Despatches have been received at the Navy Department from Commodore Perry up to the 27th of April, when he was at Macao, preparing to sail immediately rn the Mississippi for Shanghai. He expected, on arriving at Shanghai, to meet the sloops of war belonging to his squadron, and to sail, with all his ships, as soon as possible for Japan. TaOTJBLE IS THE WfllO C AMP IN GEORGIA. -Our readers are aware, says the Mississippian, that the Whigs of Georgia, in their late convention which nominated Charles J. Jenkins for Gover nor, formally discarded the name of Whig, and abandoned the old Whig platform. This man euvre of the low-downers, who had control of the convention, does not seem to work well. The honest out-and-out whigs are beginning to rebel. The Sandersville Georgian says that a conven tion is contemplated by Whigs to be held at Macon, Georgia, to nominate a third candidate, and to adopt the Whig national platform. They intend repudiating the Jenkins arrangement. CQr Gen. Lane has been elected a delegate to Congress from the territory of Osage by 1000 majority . TELEGRAPHED TO the YAZOO DEMOCRAT.. (by the national line.) TENNESSEE ELECTION. Nashville. Aug. 6. Yerger beat Stanton 10 votes. Dunlap(dem.) eleotedfrom Waynesbpro district. Lamb(dem.) for Floater. Farington and Holmes, Represen tatives from Shelby dist. Whig elected by 6 ma jority from Fayette county, lower House. Henry's majority in Nashville, 400. Zollicoffer elected. Returns from Haywood county John son 783, Henry 726, Stantou 828. Yerger 697. Smith (whig) elected to Legislature by 26 ma jority. Johnson's majority in Haywood county 6i, St anton's majority 131 demociatic gain Betting largely about Nashville. LATER. Nashville, Aug. 8. Nashville Banner of this morning says in 36 counties democratic mnt gain on Trousdale's vote is 827. The 36 counties embrace two-thirds of the population of the State. If they gain in same proportion in the remaining connties in proportion to population, Henry's majority wil: be between one and two hundred. STILL LATER. Nashville, Aug. 9th. 39 counties Democrat ic official. Reported gain over vote for last Governor about 100U only 16U to overcome now. Legislature Whig. Whie have large majority in Kentucky. what tbey still Think. Some time since, we spoke of ihe opinion of the press out of the State, in reference to the course of Gov. Foote and gave a few remarks found in the New York Courier 6c Enquirer. We now give an extract from the Memphis Ap peal than which there is not an abler and more correct political paper in Tennessee. When a State politician becomes the object of remarks, and of censure from without his State's limits, there must be some grounds for it. But when the course of such an one draws down the pen of denunciation from an honest, impartail and di.-intere.sted press, from all parts of the coun trv, vile nd black must indeed be his careen MISSISSIPPI POLITICS. The declared support which Go . Foote is giv ine to the Whig candidate for Congress in the 3d District ol Mississippi, seems to us to settle his position as hostile lathe Democratic party of that commonwealth. Col. McClung is an old line, bold and declared Whig, whose position is never under a cloud, whose political opinions are well understood, and whom it is never nec essary to interrogate in order to ascertain where he stands. He was a supporter of the compro mise, and one id the iudejiendent and incorrupt ible leaders that refused to sustain Gen. Scott iu the contest of last year. But be is none the less, on that account, an uncompromising Whig of the Kentucky, Henry Clay school. In declar ing his preference for him over his competitor, Col. Singleton, the democratic candidate, Gov. Foote is forleitiug every claim he may have pro fessed to have upon the Democracy tor their sup port as a candidate for U. 8. Senator. He ap peals to the Union Democracy to sustain Col. McClung. But the Union Democrats have al ready united in the re organization of their par ty, and have declared the Union issue to be dead, and the compromise measures settled by the Bal tirjiore plat form and the acquiescence of the country. Why then should the Union Demo crats unite upon an old line Whig, like Colonel McClung. since the compromise question is set tled? And why should Gov. Foote support Col. MClung unless he intends to abandon his party, and rely for support upon Whigs and Un ion' Democrats alone? There is but one answer. Gov. Foote lias determined to abandon his party, and endeavor to divide aud sacrifice its princi ples, in which experiment, we doubt not, he will signally fail ami cover himself with the rebuke which his course merits'. Cotton. The following letter in the Concordia Intelli gencer, will prove of interest to the cotton plan ters : I send you the following, my plan for preven. ting the catterpillar in the cotton field, which you may publish, if you think proper, for the benefit of the planting community. My doc trine is, no cure no pay. 'The whole existing creation is inclined to seek for light and white colors wheu in the dark ; even man cannot help admiring white objects. The bj'terfly is particularly fond of them; they go where they please, having the advantage of wings, possessing very little instinct, and hav ing no incumbrance to reach the spot they seek. They will not only go to white objects, but will remain there, be well contented, lay their eggs, about fifteen hundred each, and hatch there. For the purpose, therefore, of gathering their eggs, I will place three or four clean white linen or cotton flags of about a yard square, for each acre of cotton, standing about from two to four feet above the cotton. Tbey will hatch on the flag, but there being no food for them on it, and not being able to go in pursuit of any, combined with their inability to stand the heat of the sun, they cannot live. The flag should be set in the field a short time before the coming of the but terfly ; but tbey must be clean, as all love neat ness and purity. To draw them from a further distance, I would put up flags six feet square, standing from four to six feet above the cotton, cut a hole through the centre large enough to place a lantern show ing light on both sides. But experience has proved to me that light is of no great necessity, notwithstanding I have so instructed the Patent Office. Both the above plans answer very well. I am fully convinced of the benefit to be derived from them, and wish planters to be satisfied before I claim one cent. For further inquiries, direct to J. B. MA1LLETT. Trinity, La., June 11, 1853. Female Medical College. It is well known to most of our readers that there is, in operation, at Philadelphia, a female medical college. The second annuel commencement was held on the 27th of January, when the degree of M. D. wae conferred on nine ladies. Whole number of students at last session 31. The next session (of five months) will commence on the let ot October, 1853. CQT The total number of visitors to the Crys tal Palace, New York, during the week ending on the 23rd ultimo, wae 26,114. Virginia. Dr. Robert Butler, 8Ufe Treasurer, died on the 22d ult., of cholera morbus, at his fseijssue in RuheueaiJ, From the Monroe Democrat. WM. H. MUSE 8 LETTER. It will be recollected by our readers, that a short time since, we made the following inter ogatory to W. H. Muse, Esq., the Democratic nominee for Secretary of State : Mr. Muse, did you ever receive information to the effect, from anybody, whatever that id substance, if you would oppose Gov. Foote on any ground whatever, for the Serfs te, and sdvf cats the re-union ol the State Rights and Unio Democracy, that you should receive tee nomina tion for some State ofnee ' His answer to this may be found in out col- urns to-day. fit will be found on outside this paper. Read it democrats Union democrats in particular.' EDS. DEM 1 We invite special attention to it. He answers it unequivocally, boldly and frankly, as we de sired. We are satisfied and we hope all others are, who have doubted the fairness with which he obtained the nomination. His disclsimer, ss a gentleman we scrept snd shall yield to him a cordial support. And, although he was no our choice for the nomination nor do we believe he was the choice of NVrth Misissippi yet, ss the hour fast approaches when old w hlggery must be met and overthrown, or the pure principles of Democracy subverted, we sdvise those who have pnrsued the course we hitherto have, respecting Mr. Maaf-fo tally around his standard. But did we not consider him free from intrigue and bargain, we would scorn to support him. believ ing in the Democratic creed" Principles not Men, yet contending it is necessary to have pure " men" to carry out pure " principle. fr?-"You oueht to let your coach rest awhile," said Hack No. I to Hack No. 2. "AntJ why so.Tommv? " Just look at the weels, Patrick. See bow tired they are.' " Go away, and don't tire me with your oon sense." JV. Y. Pic. The felloes who got off those jokes may be safely set down as good spokesmen, and fully capable of kicking up a hub-bub. Wheel march. N. O. Cresent. The editors who got that up give traces of sharp tongues to which they should be cautious in giving the reins, or serious results may flow fiom iheir horse-style wit. No. 1 was evidently speaking iron ically. Drive on, John. Natchez Free Trader. OCT" We think if you were all covpled togeth er fastened to the hounds, and put under the bed, there would he no trouble about tracking. Drive up the cat-tie, boys. President Pierce and General Scott. It is said, in the Crystal Palace, last Thursday, When President Pierce met General Scott he shook him warmly by the hand, and said : " Ah, General, I never expected to meet you on the same plat form !" Destructive Eire three Steamboats Burwfd Lobs about $90,000 ! After a long respite, our city has again been visited by a destructive fire. At about three o'clock on yesterday morn ing, a blaze was discovered from (he ironing room nf the Steamer Dr. Franklin No. 2. which lay at the wharf near the foot of Washington avenue. Soon enveloping the whole boat, it communicated (o the Bluff City and the Highland Mary. The two former boats were entirely con sumed, with their cargoes; the last was badly scorched, but may be repaired at sri inconsider able cost. St. Louis Democrat 27tA ult. OCT" "the cholera, says the Alabama Planter, is prevailing in the western part of Maryland, with considerable fatality. There have already been fifty-five deaths in the Vrufe tow of Wltiams port, and it is spreading in the country around. It has also broken out at Emmittsburg, where there were six deaths on Friday and Saturday of week before last, and there have also been some deaths at Mechanicsburg ,in Fredrick county. DIED At Sa tart fa Yezx county, Miss., on the 2nrl of August, 1853, Mrs. Caroline M. Meller, wife of George F. Mellen. Ntf. D.. and daughter ot Johnson Lunt, Esq., formerly of Augusta, Maine'. ADVJBHTISE M E If T8 . For Sale. THE Dwelling Hoove now occupied by M. Lanpan, on the coffter of Broadway and Monroe streets. For terms apply to Yazoo city. .An. 10. W.-tf. M. BERRY. New Kf BARRELS Extra Cresent Mills, 25 Scotia Mills, for sale by Aug, 10. SHROPSHIRE At MASSEY. HAMS 1,500 Lbs, " ElderV Sugar cured Hams, for sale by tu. 10. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY. WE ofler inducements equal to any other hooee, hi Dry Goodr and Produce. Aug. 10, SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY. Notice. ALL persona interested in We Noa. 117 and 118 fronting on Washington street, in Yazoo City, county of Yazoo, aad State of Mi itssippi, are notified that the following petition will be presented to the Probate Court of Y zo county, at the September term thereof, 1853. THE S TATE OF MISSISSIT PI, ) Yazoo Co v w t t . ) Probate Court September Term, 183 To the Honorable George B. Wilkinson, Judfrr of said court YOUR petitioner, Sarah P. Head, widow of Emanuel Head deceased, respectfully rep resents unto your honor; that bar husband , the said Emanuel Head, died Intestate on the day of 1889, leaving several children, all of whom your petitioner Is informed, are dead or non-residents of this State; that at the time of hia death, the said Emanuel Hesd was seised and poaseeee4 f Ike Hallowing lands and tene ments, lying snd being in the county of Yazoo, State aforesaid, to-wit: Lots designated as num ber one hundred and seventeen, (1 17) snd one hundred and eighteen, fronting on Washington street, in tho town of Yazoo City. That James W. Bamett who administered, on the said de cadent's estate, which was declared insolvent. Isle erased He jAmieJatratfon by final se'tle ment, with Urn Probata Court of Yazoo county, and aunsndeiad hia letters at the November term thereof, 1813. Tr UsMllesslI hm mmr received her dow er in said lots, nor any equivalent therefor, but le etill intltlti to tB same. She therefore prays your honor to award a writ coesaaandinC the Sheriff of Yam county, to set apart, and allot, her dower ia said abova described prere And ee in duty bound your petitioner will over prey, Ac. JONES & BOWMAN. Asjf. 19, '59.-40. Sol're for petitioner