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PHILLIPS & PERKINS, Ed 1TO R s i ' 1 v Wedaasday, Morning, August 17. 1863. Democratic State Ticket. FOB GOV ER SOB. JOHN J. McRAE, of Clark. SECRETARY OF STATE, WM. II. MUSK, of Tishemingo. AUDITOR Or PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, MADISON McAFEE, of Holmes. STATE TREASURER, C. F. HEMINGWAY, of Carroll ATTORN FY GENERAL, D. C. GLENN, of Hinds. BKPBE8ENT4TIVE IN CONGRESS STATE AT LARGE VM. BARKSDALE, of Lowndes. FOR CONGRESS THIRD DISTRICT, O. R. SINGLETON, of Madison. DEMOCRATIC 4lOEU5T Of Yazoo County for the Legislature. HARRISON BARKSDALE. BEN J. R. HOLMES. New Advertisements. Free School. We are lequested to state that the Male Department of the Free School of this place, will open on Monday next. I ' desired that all the scholars shall b o attendance on the first day of the ttrtti, as classes will be ar ranged at that time, with reference to those only who are present. V ?The communication of ' De St jU was re ceived too late for this week's issue. Rail Road Meetings. We are requested to say that H. W. Walter, Esq., will address the people at the following times and places, upon the subject of the Mississippi Railroad : Den ton's Store, on Saturday, August 20th. Canton, Monday. 22nd. J. C. Bull's Tuesday 23rd, and at Beaton, Wednesday, 24 h. WEATHER AND CROPS. The weather has been extremely hot for the last two weeks, with continual showers. The corn crop good cotton is suffering from the wet weathor worms, rust, rot and overgrowth are all operating against it. YELLOW FEVER IN NEW ORLEANS. Interments in all the cemeteries of the city, for the twenty-four hours ending at 6 o'clock, A. M., on the 10th instant : Yellow Fcr, 193; other diseases, 31 j in all 224. The condition of the epidemic in Pfcw Orleans, is worse than ever before known. We learh from the N. O. papers, and from private letters, that, so extensive and fatal is it, that it is almost impossible to bury the dead. The chain-gang has been pressed into that service. In some of the cemeteries, coffins have accumulated on hand until fifty and upwards have lain exposed to the sun, at one time. The lids of many burs ted off, from the swelling and putrifying of the bodies within. The mode of trenching has been adop ted, pding coma after coffin in one extensive trench, but few inches beneath the surface. At the "Dead House" of the Charity Hospital, dozens of corpses are described as laying in rows, wuhaslipof paper pressed between the teeth ot each, upon which is written the name of the deceased. Thus, the most horrid accounts are daily received from the infected city. Carroll Ticket. The democrats of Carroll county have nominated the following ticket for the Legislature : James L. George, Dr. W. W. Liddell and A. Reees, all thorough-going dem ocrats. We are informed that the party in that county, confidently expect to make a clean sweep of it. As their success depends upon the exer tion made by our friends of Carroll, we hope no stone will be left -unturned. The Pacific Railroad. The Richmond Enquire? of the 2nd inst., con tains the only article we have seen, that op poses the construction of the Pacific Railroad since the question lias become the subject of universal commentcaused by the speeches ot Davis and Guthrie, at Philadelphia. The En quirer thinks, that, but for the grave manner of advocating this work, and the high respectabili ty of the authors of the pretext (we suppose the Enquirer has refereuce to 'the necessity.') " it would be, it could be, only a subject of amuse ment," The inference to be drawn, is, that the Enquirer men think it a silly " pretext," and its authors wanting in candor or judgment. The Enquirer makes sport of the idea of build ings toad to the Pacific for "common defence," dwells upon the word common with much. stre8, and says: "We had supposed if there was an impossible ground on which this measure could be rested, it would be this very ground of " com mon defence." The Enqi.,rer seems to think that to come under th- head of " common de fence," the railroad would have to be for the de fence of every portion of the Union, that for the defence of California alone, or even for the defence of any portion of our country, if not for tile entire Union, it could not be called "com mon defence.'' Let us see the strength of this argument. Is not the State of California a part ot an entire Government, the United States of America! So tar as common cletence is con cerned, is not the Union one grand and inseper able superstructure, every portion of which rests on, and depends on every other portion, for its coutinuafrcc ? We think no one will deny this. Then, if this be true, would not the defence of California be for the defence of our common country ? To sustain this position, we think it requires no more evidence, or argument than would be nec essary to prove that defending a man's arm would be lor the common defence of his person. Not withstanding this seems so plain, and incontro vertible, the Enquirer submits the following question: "Suppose the road were in fac: nec essary for the especial defence of Sun Francisco, or of California, does it thereby, under a natu ral common sense interpretation of the consti tution become necessary to the -common defence of the confederated States?'' The Enquirer seems to look upon California as being the -only Slate or territory of the United States which could be benefitted, in this respect, by the contemplated railroad. Did the editors of that paper forget that California is but a small portion of the vast territory of the United States, lying west of the Rocky mountains? And do they not know that a railroad to California would be in fact a road to Oregon, and all that country west of the mountains? After commenting atome length upon the falacy of the ' common deleuce" argumen. , (he Enquirer yields the point by the following sin gularly fortunate admission it says li C li the same grounds against the Pacific rosd, are, in the highest degree We are for Cuba and the Pacific Railroad, both. , All J. You Have Them ! ! The Vicksburg Whig of last Saturday, gives the following, from a whig ot Carroll. It is rich when sifted. Perhaps the Union demo crats, who are not already, will soon be satisfied tliat the whig jiarty cares nothing for them, only to use thern. Union Democrats, read the follow ing : M Fhom Carroll County. A friend writing to us from Mnldleton, August 8th. says: Union Democrats will not support our ticket in this county, therefore we will not support theirs. It we can concentrate the Whig strength, we will car.y the county. Foote is out of the question Without the Union Democrats co-operate with us in support of the State Ticket that ihey refuse to do, and Foote is dead in this county. I do hope the Whigs will run a ticket in every county in the State ; if they do, and will unite, we can elect a United States Senator, as well as carry the State ticket. A few Union Democrats iu this county will go with the whigs --a few with the Secession party, and the majority re main neutral. The Slate Rights party met to day to bring out their ticket for county Repres entatives." " P. S. Iam happy tobe able to say to you that our divisions in this county have been Battled the Union Democrats will act with us. The States Rights party met to day. and nominated a straight Secession ticket, the Union Democrats are all with us. We are now fully organised, the Union majority will be larger than it was in fl." "Foote is out of the question without the Un ion Democrats co-operate with us (the whigs) in support of the State Ticket." Trade ! Bargain and Sale!! Deception!!! The Whigs love Foote for fhe success of their State Ticket, eh i Look at it on whig says : "We will not support F ote unless the Union democrats support the whig State Ticket." Another says : ' The whig nart is bound by a positive agreement made, signed sealed and delivered at the Convention Which nominated him for Governor in 6l" to support Foote for United States Senator. Look at their base truckling. Union Democrats ' 'I do hope the whigs wilt run a ticket in every county in the State ; if ihey do, and will unite wc can elect a United Stales Senator, as well as well as carry the State Ticket." After the des perate struggle made by the whigs of Carroll to reorganize the Union party, because, as they said, they desired to elect Foote to the Senate ; that they loved their Uuiou brethren: and thai there was no differences between them, they cast Foote and all to the dogs, tor merely refusing to elevate an out-aud-out whig ticket to office, in preference to a ticket composed in part of their OWB men. and the remainder ot men with whom they disagree on no issue before the eople and never 14 but upon one single point ! See what reliance th-re is to be placed in their professions ; see the commences writing a dm crats refuse to and Foote is dea I in ins- tianire upport our S this county, A whig the Uuu'ii tte Ticket, -hut before fornia were so situated with reterence to thegreat t l;s wil: , (.om.lades his tetter, the wind chan ges, Union Democrats wheel backhand he is hap py 10 be able to say the divisions in ih.tt county ' WHIG PARTY vs. "THE PEOPLE." Is there any difference between the " Whig Party" and " the People?" Our whig cotempo rary of the Lexington Advertiser thinks not. He leads tire nominees of two whig conventions, " PEOPLE'S TICKET. ' A call was made for a Whig Stale Convention it met made nomi nations, all whigs, for all the State officers. The whigs ot Homines county called a whig conven tion nominated three whigs for the Legislature the Advertiser puts them under the head of the " Peoples Ticket,'' and calls on Union dem ocracy to support it. Was ever impudence like this ? Will the whigs ever learn the intelli gence of the masses ? Verily, we think not ! Tennessee Elections. Johnson, democratic candidate for governor, elected by large majority. Latest advices state that Stanton, (dem.) who was reported as beaten by Yerger, is elected by small majority. Kentucky There is still some doubt wheth er Stanton or Hodge Is elected to congress from the Maysvdie district. Alabama Election. The Montgomery Ad vert"u;er says there is no doubt that the Democrats will have a majoirty in the legislature both the Senate and House. fjQ "'James Phelan Esq., has acknowledged himself in error in reference to Messrs. McRae and Brown ; and now acquits Mr. Barksdale of having connived at his own nomination, and the defeat of Davis. We will publish his letter next week, with the correspondence which led to this honorable retraxit. Members of the Legislature. Let the vo ters ol Mississippi look well to the stripe of the candidates for the next Legislature, wheth er they are in favor or against the appropriation of money for the payment of the Union Bank Bonds. This is the most important question before the people of this State. Let all who are satisfied of the unconstitutionality of those bonds, resolve to support no man for the Legislature who is in favor of paying one dollar of them. Upon this subject we shall say more next week. 'Washington Sentinel." This is the name ol a new Democratic paper about to be estab lished at v asbiugton city, by Mr. Beverly Tucker. powers of the world, as to be immediately liable to an attack and invasion of such a nature, us could only be repelled by the combined military powers of the whole confederacy, and ihis inva sion were probable an imminent; then this new -argument would possibly apply in favoi of this new and mammoth measure." We have no' time now to show that we are, in point of timer further from California than othei powers which are fully able to take and hold her against the world, were she left to depend on the assistance of the States East of the mountains, without a more speedy overland communication than we now hae, but such is the fact. The only routes which we are sure of finding open for the trans portation of an army, and munitions of war to California, in case of an invasion of that conn try, are round Cape Horn aud overland through our own lerriotry. We nave no assurance I rial the Isthmus route would be open to our army, but on the contrary, we have every reason to ap prehend danger from that very passage. The least sustainable assertion of the Enquirer, is that " She (California) already possesses a popu lation equal to her protection in any possible emergency." Is it possible, that California, with her unsettled population, and unprepared con uition could deleud her seaboard against any possible attack from any or all he great pom ess of the world with which we might get into dil ficulty and war ? Such an assertion is truly as tonishing, when we consider the fact that we are liable to become involved in war with the mo powerful nations of the world, at any time. The Enquirer says that no demands have been made by the "Californiaus, for protection; and that they would scout the proffer, even of such a measure, upon such a pretext. The citizens ol California have urged upon Congress the ne e?si ty of such a work, and the great Pacific Bail road bill w hich caused so much debate aud ex citement in that body last winter, was offered by a California Senator, (Gvvinn.) It was urged upon Congress by the last California Legislature. and Governer Bigler dwelt at some length m on this subject, in his message to the Assembly. Whether it is needed for the protection ol ihat country, and for the ' common welfare ol the United States." or not, we east of the moun tains are as competent to judge, should Caiitor- nia " scout" the ideawhich she does not. The Enquirer minks "it would strike the plain thinking, plain-speaking framers of the Consti- tution, with a great deal of surprise, if they were alive, to hear this rail road, of continental di meii3ions, classified among ihe implements of war.' This road is not asked for by the iople of the present day. as an implement of war! but as a means of carrying them to the place they are needed. We do not think they would be much more surprised at this project, than they would at our having acquired millions & millions of miles of territory , which they did not expressly author ize, 'in that plain, straight-forward, intelligible instrument," and the further project of purcha sing Cuba, either by money or blood, which is strongly advocated by the opposers of the Pacific Railroad. Talkabout "whipping thedevil round the bush" in advocating this road, on the score of defence, while a project is being got up to take Cuba, for the same object (avowedly,) is a thins which might well surprise those old fa thers, could they be made acquainted with all its maneuvers. In justice to the Enquirer, we will state that we are not aware that it is chargeable with this inconsistency, hut others, who take A. K. JtfcClungr and O. R. Singleton, Candidates foi Congress in the Third District, wilt address the people at the fol and plwes : Jackson, Thursday, ryd ward's Depot, Friday, Brownsville, Saturday, Raymond, Monday, Newton, Tuesday, Utica, Wednesday, Montgomery's Store, Thursday, Warreutou, Saturday, Vicksburg, Bovina, Satartia, Yazoo city, Benton, Richland, Eulogy, Lexington. Bolters' Store, Rock port, Attalaville, Loobutchie church, Multona Springs, New Prospect, Webgter, WinstoovtHe, Louisville, Curihage. Gaddis' Store, Hillsboro', Boyd's Turnpike, Union, Decatur. Bageville, Marion, Alamucha, luideruale Springs, Narke.ita, DeKalb, Yazoo Old Town, Philadel phis, Hooper s Store, Saturday, CO" The first list sent out, was discarded and the above adopted, owing to sickness in Mr. Sin gleton's family. THE MONRO K DEMOCRAT." The above paer has changed hands. Mr. B. D. Clayton is a democrat of the "first water." He takes down the name of Reulen Davis, and hoists the name of Capt. Win. Barksdale, for Floater, thus making the ticket complete, as nominated by the May conventio.:. Speaking upon the subject, Mr. C. says of the convention System : "It has been the uoge of the party for a series of years to assemble in convention, and designate ihe men who should be the. standard bearers of the party in their political contests; and experience has proved the propriety of so Success to Mr. Clayton. On the 21st of April, twenty one "he gold mines VV. Parker t a vest-cl at his "w n expense, to go in search ol Sir John Franklin, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturdy, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday. Saturday. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Thursday, Siturday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Saturday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, mving limes Sept. 1st. 2nd. " ;ird. " 5th " 6th. - 7th. 6ih. 10th. 12th. 14th. loth. 17th. 19th. 20ih. 22nd. 24th. j " 26th. 28-h. 2yih. Oct. 1st. 3rd. Bth. 6th. 81 h. 10th. 13 h. 15'h. 17th 18th. litth. 20 h. 22nl. " 24 h. 26 h. 28 ih 29! h. 31st. Nov. 2nd. " 4' h. 5:h. doing." Mi at Australia. vessels arrived at Melbourne, continued to yield large pre King, of St. Ktlila, w us biting have been settled, and ihe Uniou democrats will act with the whigs that the Whigs and Union Democrats are fully organized. What will the Union democrats think of this one hour they refuse to support, or have anything to do with the whig part ; ihe next, fully organized with the m ? We leave them to their liking'; but, it the Union democrats wjll now support the whig ti. ket, they have less sf lf-reiect than we thm they have, and deserve the fate that will cer uiu Iv follow a c omplete crush and final annihila tion by a party who will Sacrifice every shadow of principle, and play the part of fiendish tni tors to secure a temporary triumph. Alabama Elections. The Mobile Tribune gives the following list ol ihe members ot Con gress elected : First. District, Philips, (dern ;) Second District, Abtrcoinbie, (independent Abig;) Third District, Harris, (Ueu ;) Fourth Diatn. i, Sun. u, (ucui ;) Fit'h District, Huuton (Ueni ; J Sixth ksiftctj v- ' ' 1 Cia, Ltuui ii uiocrats, are cAOUtieti. is ei .he Aiu t 'in tea ; Seventh lery Ader.iacr Unuka Clay District, Dowdeil, deiu.j Tue Montgomery Ader liner, ot Saturday last in BOUCtU Uic election returns PScet veil remark: li islurtly necessary 10 say liiat Col. John Audi my U"insuu, die re&uiur democratic uom mee, is iriutaphrfll eiected. He lias received iai e majorities iu nearly ait ihe couiiiica la the St j ie. icy I at Bosaiuated ullii IllOill M ij. tocracy of DeSoiu county Uue S.meou Oliver for the Senate, White, j .e. !i R. Miian aud 'flu Unas next Le, 11. Wood lor 1 stature. ihe lower House, of ihe R AT If ICATIO M EKT1VO. -The Whi,sot Yazoo Uil ha t a .tf'irc-ruiiiicatiou tiieeiiua on nisi. itie uiino.-.i iiorui ni tnl.'i u s as 771 . North How many W in he pre at leu an 1 01 4 . j ez iouiHt. doe the Courier consi Ie sufficient to constitute a large meeting. Yazoo Uenocrat. Cannol say exactly. It depends somew hat on the sise ot the place, Wliat miiiht be considered TELEGRAPHIC ITEMS. NE V POSTAL TREATY. Washington, Aug. 'j Thu Postm ister Gen esal aim tna oremen mtntsmr vesieroay sigue 1 the new postal treaty between those two govern ments, by which the postage is reduced to ten cents for a single rate. QUARREL CHALLENGE ARREST. Bosroir. Aug. 6. In consequence of some remarks made by ODonohue, the escaped Irish ex.il. charging treason upon the Chairmm at ihe Meagher Supper, the latter (who?) sent a chal lengK to O'Donohue. Warrants were soon pro- oniul fir ilie arri-sl of h.oh iinrtie. hut so far only O'Donohue has been can-tit. He has entered ! had personal knowledge of the matu-rs 16 ti reat large' in one city, might be adjudged ' small' in another. The-Yaoo Whig of the 22nd ult. called it a ' large and enthusiastic meet ing,' and spoke ot the ' harmony an t enthusia.-m exhibited by it.' Why could 1101 the Democrat, published on the spot, have questioned ihc.-r into bonds to keep the peace. Sailing of the itlctnlic Distinguished Passen gers. Baltimore. August 6. The Collins steamer Atlantic sailed to day for Liverpool. Among her passengers are the Hon. Pierre Soule, Minister to Spain ; Hon. James Buchanan, Minister to Eng Isn 1 ; Mr. Seibes; Mr Campbell, consul at Rot terdam, and Mr. Barnwell, consul at Amster dam. NORTH CAROLINA ELECTION. Baltimore, August 7. Returns from the North Carolina election have been received from onlv a few districts. In the fourth district Ven at!e, dem.. has kmen defeated by Rogers, whig. Ah and Ruffi.i.nnocrats. have been elected. The vote in Oullawlistrict is close and it is not yet kn wn w ho 15 elected. The steamer Baltic, arrived at New York on the 8th inst., bringing Liverpool dates up to the 27:h of July. Cotton demand was good. Fair Orleans, 71 ; Middling Orleans, 6d 0 6i ; Fair Uplands. 63, and Middling Uplands, 6 l-16d. Flour active Ohio 2Ss. a 2Ss. 6d. Corn good demand, consuls 98&. The Prussian and Turkey difficulty is considered as settled. Fsance. It is reported in Paris that the Prince ' Napoleon" is to marry a daughter of Queen Ctisiina, o Spain ; ftiid be made King of Mexico. China. The advices from China state that the Empire has been divided. Nankin declared independent of the Tartar dynasty. An insur rection is expected at Canton. Austria A serious conspiracy has been dis covered at Vienna. Fifty students have been arrested. The crops in England and Ireland are reported to be in fine condition. instead of pouncing down on a press two hundred mites distant. Xacchez Courier. CCf FbS Courier thinks the size of things must be calculated according 10 the size of i.y they are found iu. If we were to judge iis edi tor by ihe city ot Natchez, we should unhesita tingly set him down for a ' swell head.'' An I we are perfectly willing to be judged by the c iu We live in. The'Courier wishes to know wh. we did not contradict the statements iu the Whig, concerning that 'enthusiastic meeting,'' instead of pouncing down upon a defenceless press " two hundred miles off!"' Poor fellow, we did not think you would lake it so much to heart, but are glad you did not consider it an in sult, and call us "over the river." The reason we did not correct the Whig in its random flight, was, that we considered it useless 10 warn the press of Mississippi against giving credence to that famous sheet, and would not have "pounced" on you if you had given your authority. Afier this, give credit if you don't want to get picked up. Besides this, we have too much of that kind of work to do, to be "pouncing on" our neighbor every time we have an opportunity. Carbultou place : "Our town is improving very fast there are several new buildings going up and several more in contemplation. By the first of net Jan. there will not be a vacant lot in the place, suitable to erect a business house." From the Pennsyloanian of July 20. FUGITIVE SLAVE CABECONFLICT OP JURISDICTION AN INTERESTING QUESTION. Perhaps nothing that lias occured in Philadel phi a for many years, has created so much inter est as the late issue joined between the Marsha' of the United States aud the Court of Common Pleas. As there seems to be a diversity of opin ion on the bubject, and as one portion of the community sustains Col. Wynkoop, whilst the other maintains that tlte Court is right, we hate taken some pains to learn the true state of the case, and beneath submit the facts, as we are as sured ihey actually exist, to the consideration of our readers. On Thursday last, the Marshal received a war rant for the arrest of a fugitive from labor named Bill Fisher. This warrant was received from Commissioner E. D. Ingrah im, and was imme diately executed. The c laimant and 'hree wit nesses from Elklon, Miry land, appeared to iden tify the negro. Three hearing were held before the Commissioner, the last of which took place at o'clock on Saturday morning. The negro was fully identified, and upon the owner shear ing that he had reason to li'ir a rescue, the Mar Sttal was ordere I l" take a scffii icnt j osse to carr. him safely into the Slat- ol M The A t ot Coure-- ot S-p ember. f850 makes it obligatory upon ihe Mir.-!i ill ta uae poe Stbe means 1 or ihe sale Uranfttissloa of Ehe fu gitive to his owner; an I should Pitch fugitive escape, whether "wt or without the safest f su-h Marshal or his Dnity. ruck Marsha' s',al be liakie sn his ojjici d bond, to be prosecuU d. for the benefit of such claimant, for Ih'- full value of the service or labor f s iid fugitive ii the State, Territor or District whence he escaped." The closing paragraph ot the 6;h section ,,j the game act, reads thus: ' And the certificates in this and the first section mentioned, shall be cfjnc.lusive of the right of the person or persons in whose favor lranted, to remove such fugitive to the State or Territory from which he escaped, and shall pre vent all molestation of such person or persons, 69 auy process issued by any Court. Judo-, Magistrate, or other person whomsoever." On Friday, about 2 o'clock, Col. Wynkoop re ceived a habeas corpus, issued from the Court of Common Pleas, directing him to bring the body ot Bill Fisher before that tribunal. This writ was made returnable on Saturday, at 10 o'clock. The case was adjudicated an I the OSftifiCStS ma Ie out at 'J o'clock, and at 10 o'clock, Col. Wynkoop, accompanied by his counsel, Mr. Ash rnead, entered the Court, and asked for an hour to mai,e his return. The Court refused the in duigence, atsd asked for the body. Col. Wyn koop refu-ed to deliver up the mm, and an at tachment was immediately issued against him. He relumed from ihe court room to his ofiie", and Jinpleted tus return. Upon entering the Court, in lofced obedience to the attachment t'.te Ju : di sired to know why he had not obey ed the w rit ol habeas corp is. He rep ied that. :ac answer wus contained in his return, which he 110 w oifered 10 the Court, at the same time Stating that be had been governed entirely by a sense of duty, and from no desire to contemn the 'Court. The Court then admit ted the r. turn, Mrhich was read by lite District Attorney, as fol lows: To the Honorable Joseph Allison, one of the Ju lges of the Court of Common Pleas of Piiiadelphia county. j The undersigned, iu obedience to the command ot the anuexeu writ ot Habeas Corpus, rejieci fully returns that he has in tus custody, as Mar ghaj of the United States of America, George ! Smith. otherwise called Bill Fisher, under e war rant issued by Edward D. lugraham, Esq., a Commissioner under the Act of Congress of ihe OA.L c T?. I 1 OK.ii .!-. 1 t . m ou. 01 rtu uury ,oo, uu appoin e. oy u.e ..1 am gii jn afbor ,)f Cljlumbia Cinrutl C .urt of the United Slate, tor the Las-; faci ine octmti u-al,hing lbe :railki of er" rigV , rT !" l' 1 iCKf ! t,ie " S thev sport among ihe wfves, sad cult, 111 which ihe sard Bill Fisher is charged be- aru ,i.ic!..i , rI u ,u i. . . ' . . , .1 1 . , , vo nim liu UJ IIIC Ul eel . rue Ul held 1 and owing such service or labor to a certain J C. Howard, ol Eikion. Mirvland: and who es is sustained in the, princ iple in the attempt to bring under ita jurisdiction a case already finally disposed of by the high authority of the Uni States Court, through the action of its Commis sioners, the fugitive slave law and all Congres sional eriactmenis relating to It, will fall to the ground as a nullity and a dead letter. OCT" Since the above was put in type we hare received a later number of lhereunsylvani.fi) which explains more satisfactorily the caue which led to this difficulty ; and which makes the case one lew important than we had fir-t sup posed. It seems that Bill Fisher (the slave,) wae, on the 22dof May, committed by an Alder man of the city on a charge of assault and bat tery end inciting to riot, and that subsequently a man by the name of Littleton Hubert became biil in $500 for the appearance of Bill for a fur ther hearing. For this offece, and to satisfy thin c harge, the State Court demanded the body ol thn slave. The negro was surrendered to the Smie C iurt by the U. S. Marshal upon the advice of counsel and himself discharged. It seems alto that this writ of habeas corpu wag taken out ihe bail of Bill, that he might be released. Af ter reviewing the case fully, Judge Hum decided that the bail had not pursued the course to retain the defendant. The Penrt vanian thus descril eg the closing scene : The (Jour deci e 'l ot le r-boif muM , op the us od ot Fisher t be U. S. which was hi c nrdinalv done and lv- v 1 ken trom iIip Court room before a bail 1 old be got. plticed in a roai h and drove down Six h street, on big way 10 Mart land. A bail piece wasotoutas speedily as pi Me end an. officer dispatched to execute it! he Marshal is off nih the fugitite. urmed with authority to convey him to his master; and fcn officer IS" Gtt in pursuit of the Marshal, clothed vith sothorfty to bring the negro hack ! From a cpiestin of law. the case has become a Question "f lets. We can't sav whose w ill prove ilie long est.'' CCF" A despatch from Baltimore, states that Ihe Marshal's legs proved the longest the slave wa delivered to his master in Maryland. SUBMARINE TELEGRAPH. The Pad ucah ( Ky . ) Pen nant, f July 28th. giv g an account of the laying of a submarine telegraph cable, on the St. Louis and New Orleans 'I graph Li iif, across the Ohio river at that plate, on fhe 26th of that month. It is composed of a large iron wire, covered with three coatings of Gulta Perc.ha, making a cord of about fhe eighths of an inch in diameter. The Pennant says : "To protect this from wear, and for security of insulation, there ere three coverings of strong Osnabuig saturated withan elastic com position n 'non-electrics J and around this, are eight large iron wires, drawn tight as the wire will bear, and the whole is then spirally lashed to gether with another large wire, passing around every 2 of an inch. The whole forms a c able of near two in h ?s in diameter, and it is much largest and moat .-ubiautial table of lbe sort, in the known icorld.'' Our merchants wi'l be glad to hear that thes is now a prospect of having open communica tion to St. Louis, constantly, for the rii have been the great stumbling holes. For the accomplishment of this great work, the com ny aie mainly indebted to Tal. P. So a its er. CO"" Mr. G. C ates, lata proprietor of th tesian Springs died at Vicksburg a few days 1 : Arises. CCf" Governor Foote an 1 D R. E tsaetl will speak at this pluce. on Monday next, ihe 22d and at Benton on the day following. Life at Cape May. A correspondent of the N. Y. National Democrat, writing from Cape May, thus sketches life at that fashionable wa tering place : i I i won . 1 ...... w n .1 I tf it" . j w 111 in 1 , I . tin 1 ii j.- 1 ' ri iir imi 1 - i - 1 1 r 1 . a . . . . ' . ; s.ix nun. ireu )ersons 01 uom sexes, in all muiuer .ou.m... iu-ovcw, ,..,.Mi,u, ,ot outlandish costumes, are are laving in the suit and an equal number are promeu iding fir .-..-! I.. 1 .... . . In. . . . . k. . . . . . L. 1 I . 11 cape I therelrom into the Eastern District of I ,: . u u- u , & P . - e rf , . I the invigorating breeze, which cotno up In n, Pennsylvania, a copy of which said warrant is ,hp a, ,un ..vv ! . ww liisv.i vvj w 1 a ih,iili mail tv bitii apiiende I hereto, marked A. And the said Frau ds M. Wynkoop. Marshal as foresaid, fun her Slates tint, having tlie mid (iorge Smi h, .uiierwise cdh-l Bd; Fisher, in. his cusiodv v . 81 HUT 1 i 'I U 0 0.1.1: k. A. M I'tra iu r 1 h hi iif mi ! 1 1 1 . U ). I i 1 . Aii.'if ten o'. i.H K. Y M. !st.uit,a .. ri . cd Iu in-. s cor 1 reLjniriug turn to crolii.e jr . r bimih. iherwige ca m-o'igi IS. The whigs of Holmes county have put forward the following ticket for the next Legis lature. Senator (from Holmes and Sunflower) A. M. West - Lower House, Thos. Botters and Dr. F. M. Philips. This may he a strong tick et, but the Democracy have a stronger, and faster ope. -The Carrolton Flag says of Ida 1 03r. Col. W. W. Bliss died a few days since, at East Pascagoula, of Yellow Fever (O We find the following in Mobile (Ala.) Planter of the 31st ult : Gentlemen : From the frequent inquiries made in regard to yellow fever, cases conveyed into the City Hospital during ihe last three or four diys, 1 conceive it necessary to relieve the public mind by stating that four cases have been received into the Institytion of unmistakable yellow fever, but from the best information 1 could obtain, they were all recently from thecitv of New Orleans. No case of fever originating in our city, admitted into the Hospital, has at any time assumed the least feature of yellow fever. July 29, 1853. W. C. Hicklin, Physician and Surgeon, City Hspital. COT Later intelligence reports Mobile perfect ly free from yellow fever. ' i u lv C n n 8- . . 21- . ii t.) tvM--"u .1 -.one. vvas .. . 4 o'clock. P M. s o serv ed 1 n loin h body of .he Kaicl Me l Bill Higher, ft sore tt c Hon. Usw.nd I horn : sou. at 111 .'. 1 ..- n tlie mvyntogof i!ie 2drd ins. That having SUM pjr y in tus custody. 1111 tfr tlie s;nd r run, he took him on the afternoon of the 22 I nwt., (the hour 10 which said hearing was ad It is the hour of noon. Gentlemen are forbi l tien the groan Is between five and six o'clock, a m., when h ladies make their morning dilution-, b it o r 11 o'cli.- k tliey may j in the t.ur mermaids and plunge together into the waves. And ihey gee 111 10 eujin the r urn -ziugly, 1 assure you. The u.oIkts are not very picture-fj ie ibjSjcta to a looker -or, but resemb 8 many boiled lobsters'' dressed, a most 0 tbajn are ir -in tlie top to ihe toe," in red u m ne.1. B it 11 in never; !icl ss 1 tine sigh wit less the r smboht, when yen re flee 1 tliat :ht iunoceni and healthful recreaU u sfli 1 happi ness to so imny h im n beings, oiherw i.-c, jKt haps. ihe ic ims of rmfO ting ennui. Attnr ihe bath the aities a. no ;.rn lo lunc h and Iiam TS .f I '. 1 . . -m journed.) before the said E. D. IriRraham Eso , T .T " recenuy mteel up t I " - - mf5 -""-T-' v nn.ii (i uonimissioner as atoresuul. who adiouriif l the rurther hearing of the case until die 23 I inst., ai nine o'clock, A. M.. w hen he did adjudicate that the said Bill Fisher, so in his custody as afore said, by prool to his satisfaction owed service or labor to the sa.d Jacob C. Howard, of Cecil coun ty, iu the State of Maryland, under the laws thereof, a.- will fully appear by the certificate of said Commissioner, a true copy of which is here unto annexed, marked (B,)and 'lie said Howard having made oath tliat he had reason to fear that the said Bill Fisher would be rescued from tlie aid Howard's possession before he could be ta Ken.beyond the limits of the State of Pennsyl vania, where said arrnst was marlp h TftaJ,io htm in his custody to remove him to tlie State of Maryland, whence he fled which said order he is bound legally to obey under the act of Con gress of ttip 18th September, 1850, and therefore he cannot have his bod in said Court, as com manded in said writ. F. M. Wynkoop, Marshal of the United States. Sworn and subscribed before me this 23d dav f July. A. D.. 1853. O. P. Cornman, Pro. Clerk. Immediately alter the reading of said return Mr. Ashmeao went on in an arguement to justi fy Oil. Wynkoop in the course he had pursued, and to convince the Court of the full legality of the return. He was followed by the opposite counsel, Mr. Bbown and Mr. Pearce, in an ap peal for the body of the negro, and the Judge, after a short reflection, ordered Col. Wynkoop to produce the body in Court. Col. W. then di rected his attorney, Mr AshmeaO, to convey to the Court his refusal, and to say for him that he abided by his retun. The Judge immediately com mitted Col. Wynkoop for contempt of Court. We have no doubt that both the Marshal and the Court throughout the whole of this transac tion, have been controlled by a grave sense of duty; and as it is the first question of the kind which Has ever arisen, we feel anxious to see the principle settied. Many think that if the Court meut. Dinner being over, st which youth and beauty appear cn grande toilette' the company separate into groups, and finall. stray off bv twos illustrating Fourier's theory of " passion -al attraction ' to the beach, which on the ap proach of sunset swarms with life. The sighs of the lover aud the murmurs of the waves now blend harmoniously. Elopements are here some tiraes projected, and deep laid schemes for de feating the vigilance of papas and mammas con coct ech The pleasures of the day close with a - hop," alter whic h, the delicious sea breezes in vites to cool slumbers. n, A Slave of Ges. Washington's. It is not generally known loour readers, that there is yet living near Cookstown, a slave of General Wash ington's. He is 124 years of age. and can walk six miles in a clay. He is so old that his fingers and toes are nearly all white. He belouged to Washington when he owned what is known as Washington's Bottom, on which Perrypolis now stands. The estate of Colonel Cook was and still is bound for his living. He is to be taken to the World's Fair for exhibition, if ar rangements can be made. It is well known that Barnum made his first 4 pile of money" byexhib ting a slave which he said belonged to Wash ington, but it was all a humbung. For ths man being a slave of Washington's, the record of the transfer from Washington to Col. Sheeve will prove. It is worth s trip to see him at his home. He has used tobacco and whiskey all his life. Monongahela Repub. DIED In Yasoo City, on Sunday the 14th inst., Mrs. Cynthia A , wife of R. B. Mavcs, Esq., and dsughter of Hon. 2. Whest, of Columbia, Ky., aged 21 years. CCT" Ken lucky papers pleas copy. Died, at the residence of hislon, ons mile and a half sast of Ben Ion, on ths night of the inst., st 7 o'clock, the Rev. C. MeCarty, aged 70 years and 5 days. CCT" "Milledgcv ilie (Ga ) paper: plev eopi I