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THE YAZOO DEMOCRAT.
Published Weekly Office on Wain Street. By 9. Iff. Phillips & A, Sonic 1'crLins VOL. 9. The Yazoo Democrat Ti published WEEKLY, every Wednesday at THREE DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, or four if uot paid whliiii on j month from the timo of subscribing. No paper will bo discontinued until all arrearages are paid unless at the option of the publishers TEEMS OF ADVEaTlSINO-. From one to ten lines, :::::::: ::::::::::::::::$! 00 r.ieh continuance::::::::::::;:::::::::::::;:::::::: 50 fen lines for one month,::::::::::::::::::.::: 4 00 44 44 three :::::::::::::::::::::::8 X) 44 44 eix M oO 4 4 44 twelve M ::::::::::::::::: 1200 Longer adver tistnentsthe same proportion. Obituary notices not exceeding right lines, published without charge ; longer ones to be paid for it reprulaa advertising prices. Tributes offte pct. Such as resolutions pass ed by a Society on the death of a member, fo paid tor its advertisements, W. K. M1ES. R. B. MAYES. Miles A: May ess. V TTOR N E V S A T L A W . k.VT ILL give their attention to all business 7 T en' rusted to them in all the Courts held in the counties of Vazoo and Holmes. " '"-J-"5 Oiu '- 'a VVilsonfo building, by the Tel egraph office. fazoo City, Jan. ?, 1853-1 y. UtflUS JOHrNSON JOHN SHRYOO r. i. JOHin as hf. WHOLESALE GROCERS AND COMMIS SION MERCHANTS, No 82 Magazine St. Corner Povdras Street, NEW ORLEANS. Oct. 1st 1852 ly . Mi T 1 4 . ames R 'Surrus, G-. V.'. Doughatty i irti A Attorneys at a v KTLL ffive pro-npt atieutiOu to business entrusted to them in the Circuit and Pre bate courts of Yazoo Holmes and Madison ond in the Superior courts at Jackson. Yazoo city, July 30th IH51. ly LA XV CARD. S S Wright. Attorney At Law, Yazoo City, Miss.. 7" ILL practice iu the courts ai Jackson, and the Circuit Courts oi Holmes, azoo Carroll, Vt'.alaand Choctav and the jhancery court at Carrolton. A. M. HAfcvDIN. MjH ynes Hardin & Haynes Dealers in Produce, Groceries. Staple roods Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Cijrars, Su jfr C-jJTje, Flour, Pork, Bacon, Molasses, Sal, Spices, Soap, Starch, Shot, Gunpowder, thdir6, Bagging Rope and Twine, White Lead, Quiuine, fyc. &c. Vazoo City, Jliss. Nearly opposite P. O'Donnell. - P.S. We are prepared to furnish all kinds of supplies to Planters, and make Cash advan ooh o.i Cotton consigned to our fri iuds in N Orleans. Messrs. OAKEY &. HAWKINS. 27fh 1851. F. w, Quackenb ss, Attorney ami Counsellor at Law. YAZOO CITY, M 88. C DNTINUES to practice in the cou ties of Yazo . Holmes, Madison, and Carroll, -L MB3tt nnnrta nf lour nni r.hflnf TV fit II lilt: oulc;iiji ' t . i j , . j - i Jackson, and the Vice Chancery cot t at TacKs of all sizes, brass and silver knobs, jap Carrollton. Particular attention will al be Panned brass and silver glass fr-.n.es Coach ad to'anvc isas that m iy be entrusted to uiva ho Probate Court of Yazoo county. LAW CARD. J. VI, CLARK, Attorney and Counsellorat Law, Vtoo-citv TIis. w ILL practice in the courfs at Jackson, and tne circuit courts ot Winston, ai ta la. Leake. Madison, 7azoo and Holmes, All business eutrusted to bis care will re ceive prompt attention. Yazoo city, april 15th 1851-tf T, WiLSON, Steamboat Agent, COMMISSION and FOR WARDING MERCHANTS, No. 17 Caron delet .Street, New Orleans, (rjr Particular attention paid to filling orders R FERENCES. Pfcyae & 11 irrisou, tlili.'M'Len & Co. 4ellowes& Co. Robeson & Allen, :P-. . Owen & vo. Ward & Jonas B. S. TAPAN&Ca DEALERS IN IR39. STEEL, MAILS, SPIKES. CARRIAGES, SPRINGS, AXLES, CASTINGS, PB1XTLG PAPER AND INK, W A SH1NG 1 HN s I 'R ti hJ I VlCKIBUKG, MlSE. Dec. 15. 1852. u6. I y MTTLE'S SlMENui- CHENI NG PLAl.L 1 O i the cure of Weakness of the !$;tc: r Breast, Weak Joints, and f-r al deep seated Pains, etc. They are spread upon 1 amb-skin, and can be applied in two min itea, and must be invarianly worn upon the chest whilst taking the Anodyne Cough Drops French Mixture, etc., as recommended. Find ing Strengthening Plas'ers so useful in h treatment of many cases, often indeed indis pensably necessary, I am induced, therefore, to have prepared an article that is really good to place with my Pharmaceutical Medicines. Uc. 1st 51. THOMPSON &. CO Agents J. E. SHROPSHIRE Freight, Trunks and Parcels, FORWARDED BY ADAMS & OS' Ww York and New Orleans Express, from of fice, 16, 18 and 19 Wall Street, New York. 72 Camp Street, New Orleans. Jan 28, 1852-12 M. B. WOLFE, Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Yazoo City, Mississippi. Will make liberal advances on consignments to his address. Vazoo cilv. Jan. 19, 1853. DRV GOODS Noo. 11 & 13, Magazine Street, Cokneh of Common, New Orleans. The subscribers have on hand, and still continue to receive from the North and Eu rope, a complete assortment of European and American Dry Geods suitable for this market and which they respectfully offer fer sale on reasonable terms. Their stock of Dry Goods consists in part of the following enumerated articles: French md English Negro Blankets; 7.8,-1-4, 4-1, and Twilled Lowe! 1 Cottons 8-4.7-8, t-4, and Twilled White and Brown, Cottons, Kentucky Linseys and Jeans, Glasgow Jeans and Lowell Linseys, PluidLiuseys for House Servants, Blue and Fancy colored Kentucky Jeans. Whi'e, Blue, Red, Yellow, and Green Flannels, Negro Woolen Caps, Socks and Shirts, Heavy and Light Uottonades and Denims. for plantations. Madras and Mock Madras Handkerchiefs, 'or Negroes. iUue, Black and Mixed Satinets, French Calicoes, Ging fauna. Silks, Bareges, English Calicoes, Merinos, Alpacas and Bombazetfes, English Hose, Undershirts, Drawers and t loves. German Hose, and Half-boee, Plain; White, Figured and Colored Swiss Muslins. Irish Linen, Drilling and Diapers, India Rubber Suspenders, Apron Chocks; Cotton 'ind Silk Umbrellas, Cotton and Thread Laces, etc. Purchasers e respectfully invited to call md examine our stock, be "ore making their purchases, N'. R'I H BRt 'THE US & I ). Mnor Orlnn n ( ;.-t &ri lfl 1 YA'o O C I T Y Carriage Iamifactory J2- POW..LL Ifairi StreeL Yj. a MILLIARD, o Vityt Mississippi, 1 h AVlNti i n in uddbiiMi Uj our former S 1 esu."' iv M:nutV)ctory, the . sttiblissliment lately occupied by Mr. C H Primin, opposit our old stand, would respectfully inform the public that we have made extensive ftdditionfl to our stock of Carriages, both ot our own and Northern and Eastern Manufactories. Com prising Coaches, Coachees, falling top B i Tou ches and Chariottees, Rockaways, slide seai Buggies of superior style, with extension topa, combining the convenience of Barouche or Rockawuy. Also roll up side top Buggies, Giggg, Pheatons, and open Buggies of ellegant pattern for single or double harness. Also Buggy and Coach Harness, Whips of all pat terns, riding Bridles, Martinjrals. Bridle bitrv, stirrup irons, Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys ri ding Saddles of ail patterns, of our own man ufacture. Saddle-bags and Spurs al. o Fly Nets of all colors'. Webbing for saddle-girt, hand-holders and furnishing1 goods of all kindr for saddle sn3 harness manuf icMife. Also, Oil Carpt, Brussels do., and carpel fringe, Enamelled cloths of all colors, paten' Dash and Collar Leather. Hog k ins and saddU skirting. Enamelled top leather also En in elle.i leather for linings. Comprising ill Lhi colors used. Blue and drab broad clo ba, dara ask of all patterns and colors, sil k for fe-ioons ringes for do., silk and worsted Tufts, holdei tassels, broad and narrow Laces, tufting but tons of all colors, tufting and band ails. handles and locks, bolts of all sizes, screws do., j Springs, Axels, top props and capped Ntns I castings ot all kinds. Also a goo ! assnrimeir of Blacksmith s tneis. (Jtach rarnisn, f .tints Leads S:c. Also Buiigy and Wagon butts turned spokes and bent shafts and rims, buggy poles and bows, and coach poles. We also manufacture wagons for fnur or two horses, Pedlar wagons. Drays, Ox wagons land Carts. Dray and w;g n Harness, and ars keep constantlv m hand trace Chains, Collars, Bridles, whips and all heavy articles used tor such puikC ' . $11 "f Which we dler f r s ile on reasonable tefldpmpr cash or ;.ppr ved credit. Perssis wihingawy thing in our line, wiiJ find to their interest to c -.li and exatolii our stock before purchashing t lse whei e. REPAIRING of all kinds co t.ccted with our business, done with neatness and dispatch, and all orders for new work thankfully receiv ed and satisfaction given. April JOth, 1853. Olass, Cliiiiai audi Queens ware. JUST received and for sale ai reduced prices, a general assortment of Cut, Flint and press ed Glass; Ironstone and Granite Crockery; Plain, Figured and Gilt China; fine Pocket, Table and other Cutlerv; Silver Spoons, Forks, Goblets, &c. Also fin 3! Watches and Jewelry of all descrip tions, together with a great variety of fine, fancy and useful articles. S. H. WILSON. Nov. 17 1852. Opposite Winn's Hotel. T hompson Co T H H.LA LE and Rvti.il Druggists next t, door lo Winn's Hotel, Main St. Yazoo re receiving a large supply of fresh re medicines chemical paints, Oils, Dye iff, s.vaif, perfumery, soaps. Books, sta ionery iy-., nllor"wh1rb thev offer at uuuhu il'y low prices. Merchants, pbysicia ns, plan ?rs and -:h . o will find it to tluir iiuerest to mvh usa-call. N. B. A large wpply f garden seed for ale. Vazoo City J attuary 22. 1851 tf P. A. OWEN, W. H. D. WENDEL, New Orleans. Oxford, Miss. P. A. OWEN & CO. Cotton Factors Sf Commission Merchants No. 17, Car indelet Street, NEW ORLEANS. Refer to Judge J. R. BURRUS, Yazoo Citv, A. M. WEST, Holmes County. JESSE MABRY, Vernon, Mi. WE are prepaired to make advances ond fur nish su plies to planters wishing to do business with the above firm. June 9, 1852. JAMES THARP & CO. E. E. BKtTNER. W. I. BRUISE U. o nnn CIGARS of the best brand, for ,VUUsale by March 23, 1853. LEWIS FRANKLIN. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, 1853. Ocingr to ew Orleans. PURCHASE YOUR CLOTHING ol ALFRED MUNR0E & CO., 34 Maga zine Street. The great feature with them is, the large stock ilways kepi, oi U-entlemei: s, Uovs , and tnii Iren's Clothing also Furnishing Goods. At ihis house, the price of every article is marker upon it. reopie, w net tier uooa or nau mages. i 1 1 teed have no fears of being cheated, for alter trie purchase of anv article, should any dissatisfac 'ion exist, the money will be refunded on its oeint; returned. No trouble to show goods with 'hem, as their whole object is to please those who tavor them with a call Overcoats of every description. Walking Coats of all kinds. Business Coats of all kinds. Dress and Frock Coats of all kinds. Cloth Cloaks of various qualities Talma and Khaban Cloaks, new article. Pantaloons of all kinds. Vests of all kinds. Undershirts and Drawers of all kinds Half Hose and Gloves ot all kin-Is. Cotton and Linfn Shirts of all kinds. Cravats and Scar re magnificent assortment Handkerchiefs and Suspenders. ALSO A Very superb assortment of I V 8 f ( HI LORE V S CLO THIXG To steamboat Captains, Pilots, Etc. Your particular attention is invited to r tare assortment of Overcoats of Every Description. F R BEAVERS, HIMALAYA CLoTHS, HEAVY PILOT CLOTHS, DEVON SHIRE KERSEYS, SUPERIOR BLANKETS, MOTTLED BEAVERS, WHITNEY CLOTHS. ETC. In all of which goods we have some EXTRA LONG COATS, manufactured expressly for your use. fXf You had better call and p irehase one if vou want something comfortable. ALFRED MUNROE & CO. 34 Magazine st., corner Dec. 15, 1852.-ly. of Gravier. SPRING GOODS. NOW that our stock of Spring Goods is complete, i e may safely invite our friends and the puulic in general to pay us a visit and examine for themselves. Aj to the cheapness and quality of our goods, we do not hesitate to say that no one can com pete with us wholesale or retail for thes follow ing artic!e : Barege, Plain Colored and figured, Rich Robes, " first and second mourning, l it eh Lawns, Jaconets and Organdies, American " " ' Sw is . iuline, Plain, dotted and embroidered, White and colored robes, E U id, checked and Striped Cambrics, Swiss Muslins, Chad Muslins for curtains and burs, M embroidered and Jacquard, Cur'ains white and colored, " Calicoes. Turkey Red and Buff, Ginffhams, small and large checks, PRINTS. Auierican, French and English, from the mo-t renowned manufactures, Nettmgs Linen and cotton for bars, White Bobinet for Birs, White Marseille- Quilts, 10-4 11-4 12-4 13-4 Irish Linens for Shirting, pun fiajr, French "12-4," f r sheeting, pure flax, Tible Linens, Dim isked, White andBr'wn, Tible Cloths, p'ain, in setts. Linen Ui ipers, Bird's eye, Russia, Cotton Diapers, Brown I men d nnask bv the yard, Sumnfr Silks Checked, i'laid and Plain. Black and changeable colors. Craft Black, Pink, bite and Buff, French Embroideries just from Paris, such as Mantillas. Capes, Joses, ladies vests, chem isettes, unuersleeves. capes and Handkerchiefs. Laces Black and white. Silk, Thread, Val tncinnes. and cotton. BLACK SILK LACE VEILS, Ribbons, Gloves Filet, Kid, Silk, Thread and cot ton, for missefc, ladies and gents. Handkerchiefs Plain and bordered linen cambiie, Silk. Coran, Pongee, &.c. Cravats Black Si'tk, and Batiste. Suspen ders of all qualities. White cotton Fringes. Madras Ha-idkerch.efs. Cotton Foulards. Hosiery Ladies white, Black nnd Colored cotton, lisle, thread and silk, olain, e mbioi- dered and "pen worked, French grey Cotton Hose. Children's cotton hose, of all colors and sizes, Men's .o ton, white, brown, mixed half hose. ' " iJiawer8 anu undershirts, Silk ,4 Linen bosom Shirts at all prices 4 Fancy colored " Ladies Gaiters, black silk and lasting, 4 colored" Shoes, kid and morocco, black andcol'd, 44 Bootees, 44 " 4 44 44 Slippers44 44 ; Men's Slippers, tapestry and morocco, 44 Snoes, patent leather, lasting, fec. 44 Kofisouth Boots, Misses Gaiters of all descriptions, Boy's Shoei of all s z s, Children's shoes of all colors. Perfumery The largest, best and cheapest assortment in the city ot Vicksbursr ALSO At all times on hand a good lot of Clothing, plantation eoods, linen and cotton checks, plaids, striped, cottonades, linen drill ings, white, brown and colored. Bleached and unbleached domestic s. White and brown oottou drilis, 4-4, 5-4,0-4, 104, 12 4, brown and white sheetings ; Hats, caps, &c, &c. Mattings white and checked 4-4, 5 4 6-4. MICHON & SARRAT Vicksburg, March 16, 1853. Oi- Hhds. Bacon, assorted, tor sale by &Vjune22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY. "I Hhds. Sugar for sale by I U june 22. SHROPSHIRE & MASSEY THE DEMOCRAT. PHILLIPS & PERKINS, Editors. Wednesday, Morning, August 24, 1853. Democratic State Ticket. FOR OOVERNOR, JOHN J. McRAE, of Clark. secretary of state, WM. H. MUSE, of Tishemingo. auditor o? public accounts. MADISON McAFEE, of Holmes. state treasurer, C. F. HEMINGWAY, of Carroll. ATTORNFV GENERAL, D. C. GLENN, of Hinds. REPRESENTATIVE fN CONORESS STATE AT LARGE WM. BaRKSDALE, of Lowndes. FOR CONGRESS THIRD DISTRICT, O. R. SINGLETON, of Madison. DEMOCRATIC TICKEtF Of Yazoo County for the Legislative. HARRISON BARKSDALE. BENJ. R. HOLMES. for the Democrat Coder's Well, August 12, 1853. Messrs. Editors. I amat Cooper's Wells, breathing once more the pure air of its lolty hills; and imbibing the life giving tide that ever gurgles fresh from its mossy cells. But what sh-ill 1 sav of this fashionable crowd ! This whirlpool foaming with all the pride of Missis sippi aristocracy, quite blinds me, my head swims, and I look around in vain for the pleas ant faces 1 knew in clays gone by. But in ac cordance with ihe mirthful scenes around me, 1 must lune my harp, whose strings are unused to ought but sadness. And now will lead you into our midst, even to the centre of delight or pleasant row ! This means the range of pavU lions looking out towards the Wells, and cur tained by the dark shadows of the crouching China trees. Here, Messrs. Editors, I have enjoyed comjaT ati ve repose. But Alas ! the poetry of life shuns such a crowd fiom sunrise until midnight, the hum swells on your ear, as the vast city's ihor oughofare. The lovely Miss M. of Madison bids me call this the Aristocratic Pavillion, from the high and the proud who seek this quarter. A sounding name for these regions. Methinks Par nassian shadows might occasionally flit around. But ah ! the spirit of romance dwells not here her flowers like the night blooming ceres, with ers in this perpetual glare. Then of what shall I tell you but of real matter of facts, beings tangible, creations of spakiing eyes, rosy cheeko and butter fly trimmings, Oi the ribbon?, gau- zes and laces that float in this sea of foam, is a miracle of wonder. Of all the lovely creatures gracefully keeping time to the inspiring music how shall I select a lew of the most brilliant. Miss R. of Madison is the brightest star of the ball room, her figure is finely moulded and the face expressive ; another beautiful maiden, is Miss C. from the same county also Miss B. just from the Old Dominion, is grace personified, yet the pen of a ready scribe would fail to paint these beautiful representatives from every coun ty. Our sister States of Louisiana and Arkan sas have also a share in this splendid airav! 1 must not omit Mrs. P. of your city, who is an interesting lady, and commands much attention. Her fine eyes sparkle with intelligence, and about the well lormed mouth plays the sweet smile of affection. She is cherished bv the Whis paru with a chivalrous pride, as the feminine advocate of their creed. 1 myself as a Soidhern Rights Lady, of the pure Calhoun School, have strong hopes of converting her over to my democratic theories. Yet she tells me she knows she is right and lam wrong; however, I will not give up, she may have some vulnerable points ! The sweetest music we have is not from the full baud ; no, yet the melodious notes of Miss M., is an entire and itself glorious a:.d deep toned, it swells on the air with aiolian sweet ness. I ieel inclined again to tell you of the beauty of our ladies and noble bearing of the teutlemen. Mrs. B., wile of the fine looking judge from your county, is one of the handsom est of our married ladies, and apiears equally intelligent as agreeable. Mingling with the gay throng, are potent statesmen, and grave judges ; their brows all un bent, and even the stately step of our Supreme Judge, is relinquished for the playful one of the exhileratiug dance. His bright logical eye, glows as if basking in the sunny glance of Ma dame M. of Jackson, who looks down all smiles and happiness upon the venerable dignatary. -More 1 may not say as the dinner bell warns me to prepare tor the grand rendezvous of those who eat not to live, but to kill time ud now adieu. Yours in the past and present tense, DE ST0LL. Imported Stock- The imported stock, says the Cincinnati Times, which arrived at Philadel phia from Liverpool a few days ago, consists of fifty head of Durham cattle, thirty-two sheep, one celebrated Cleveland bay horse, and a Nea -politan sow, with a fine litter of pigs. A por tion of this fine stock, (which had been selected from the most celebrated herds in Ensland.) is the property of R. Atchison Alexander, one of the most wealthy young men in Kentucky, and the remainder belongs to a company of farmers, in the counties of Fayette, Bourbon and Wood ford, in that State. The expense attending their introduction, it is said, will be over fifty thous" and dollars, as they have been purchased without regard to expense, as may be inferred from the fact of a bull and heifer paving cost five hundred and twenty-five guineas, or twenty-six hundred and twenty-five dollars. From the Monroe Democrat. To tbc Democrats of Mississippi. The following correspondence and communi cation need no introduction ! Abehdlln, July 6th, 1S53. James Phelan, Esq : Dear Sir : We have for some time past, noticed your course in ref erence to the late Democratic Convention at Jackson, and in your published card in reference to the action of that convention, you use the following language. I now do charge hat to save them all from defeat and to get BfcHae out of Brown's way for Senator, the admitted rights of our people were violated," &c. We heard Col. McRae in a speech which h' delivered in Aberdeen on the 5th ult., positively deny that there was any understflnding between Gov. Brown and himself, which speech could not have been heard by you, as you were absent at Pontotoc. Now as you make the above charge on circum stantial evidence, alone, and as Col. McRae, a man of undoubted honor, denies it, we are in duced to believe that you are mistaken in your conclusion ; and as your personal friends, de mand of you to place this matter in our hands, and further demand, that if after full investiga tion, we find you are mistaken in your conclu sion, that you withdraw the charge above allu ded to, and by so doing place yourself right be fore the world. As your friends, we are unwilling that you should remain in an erroneous position. Knowing you intimately as we do, we know that you would not knowingly do any person injustice, and feel confident that you will ac cede to our request. It is also proper that we should here state that we believe all the material fact? stated in your published card to be true. Yours truly, F. M. ROGERS, R. H. D ALTON, G. S. BRYANT. Aberdeen, July 6th, 1853. Gentlemen : Your letter of to-day has been re ceived. I appreciate the motive by which it is dictated. The request it contains demands my deepest respect. If I am wrong with regard to the action I have taken against the proceeding of the Jackson Convention and have done tn- jusxice to the prominent gentlemen, whose fair ness I have implicated, I desire to be corrected. Your high character as gentlemen, and known friendship for myself, forbid that I should decline your demand. I submit to your impartial exam iuation and decision, the truthfulness or injus lice of the charge which you quote me as having publicly made, and will abide your action. Justice demands that I should now deliver to you, a letter received from my brother, Judge Phelun, the day before 1 left for Pontotoc. It contains matter material to the issue. I should jnave been plensed to have heard Mr. McRea and to receive any explanation or correction of any of the facts, upon which my action and charge have been predicated. Yours truly, JAMES PHELAN. Afterwards, Mr. P. received a note from Mr. Denison, saying that Mr. McRae was yet in town at his office, and desiied to see Mr. P. The result of an interview between them, has been published. By the above correspondence, I yielded to those friends who demanded it, the right to examine and decide the justice of the charge pou which I predicated my opposition to the action of the Democratic State Convention. Those gentle men are my warm personal friends; but politi cal opponents, upon whose partiality even, I might rely. Having made this examination, they decide that I am wrong that however strong the circumstantial e idence by which the charge in my " Address" may be sustained, the direct denial of Gov. Brown and Col. McRae. together with other facts, must be regarded as sufficient to overthrow it that, consequently, the charge docs those gentlemen and the Convcn tion, injustice, and they require me to withdraw it. This I now do not only lnrleierence to tne requirement of those friends, by whose decision I consented to abide, but because my ow n judg ment, and the development of facts subsequent to the publication of my Address," also con vinced me, it is right. I should have done so, after the) were brought to my knowledge, had I not been forced to the position by the interfer ence of friends. I say in that article, " If by misjudging, I have done injustice, it is human.' No man is exempt from error. 1 would no1 wilfully do injustice neither would I, knowing" ly submit to wrong. As a democrat, and al ways a party-man, upon well considered grounds' it was with no pleasure, but deep regret, that 1 felt called upon to assume a position antagonis tic to the action of a general Convention of my party. I believed m rong and unfairness had been perpetrated, by its proceedings. There was no alternative but submission or opposition My principles, as a democratic, determined my policy. I openly and sternly opposed it. The basis and reasons of that opposition, have been plainly set forth. They need not be repeated. It but remains for me, so far as I may be able to redress, by correction, the injury I may have done under misapprehension. I might here close this communication, with out refering to Capt. Wm. Barksdale, the nom inee of the Convention for Congress. I should not be satisfied with the entire correctness of my own conduct were I to do so. I have read the publication of that gentleman, and a seuse of strict justice, impells me to say, that the testi mony adduced by him, in my opinion, does re lieve him from the imputation of having sought the nomination by secret electioneering. As to whether he was in a condition to accept the nomination at all, is a question involving pro priety of conduct, about which honorable men may differ. " Some positive, persisting fools, we know, AO. Who, if once wrong, must needs be al- Lrfume, with pleasure, own my errors j.ast, Alio make euch day h critique on tlie l8$t. JAMES PHELAN ikon. Jefferson On vis. Like the Missies! ppian, we too as Mis-sis sippians, aside from our political gympath hail with peculiar pride and satisfaction the many tributes which are being paid to the merits of the gifted son of Mississippi whom Pr. dent Pierce ha3 selected to be one of his confx denttal advisers, the following testimonial oi inally appeared in the Baltimore Clipper, an able neutral paper which is not on our ex. 'ange list. We copy it second-handed from t! Wash ington Union : mThe Secretary or War. The icvt in ent ly expressed by this distinguished gentlcmno in reference to the proposed construction of a rai l road to the Pacific by the general governor have attracted no little remark from the public press, and have la various sections of the coun try elicited the warmest commendations Strict constructionist as Mr. Davis is, wc were not surprised to hear these opinions from him , foi however extreme his vievs undoubtedly are on many points of interest in our public afTaii-, there is no man whose intelligence ond practi cal judgment may be more safely relied opon in relation to vital practical questions. Without forgetting that William II. Crawford, John C Calhoun, and other statesnvn of the high" r dis unction, have filled the office Mr. DavL now occupies, we are decided in the conviction th it was never more ably no more honorably fill 1 than at the present moment. By education an the experience of his life, Mr. Davis is peculiai ly fitted for it& dutias. J here is no subject con nected with it of which he is not the master, and his decisions are made with a promptness; un I accuracy that have excited the admiration of all who possesss the opportunity of observing his course. In the District of Columbia his worth most highly appreciated. The President .j wri ly committed to his coutrol the important im provements in progress and in contemplation, and it is the general desire that they may be prosecuted to completion under bis intelligent and liberal direction. Prominent amongst th works is the great enterprise of conducting an abundant supply of water from the Great Bal of the Potomac to the city of Washington work worthy of his genius and energy. "Mr. Davis, moreover, in keeping with tl character of the true and exalted gentleman, scsssesa kind considerate ne. a of disposition u' d manner that contrasts strongly with the oi.: v seeming of those we hac seen attain to lolty positions though possessed of inferior merit. The plain st man who approaches him is sure to receive a prompt, candid, and courteous response such as cannot fail to w in hia respect and ad mil ation. "We liave seldom sympathized with Mr. Da vis politically, and are unucqimted with him personally ; but he is a valuable servant of the pnblic , and as such we feel it to be our duty, a-, it surely is our pleasure, to commend bin THE BACHELOR'S BRIDAL Not a laugh was heard, nor a joyous note. As our fiiend to the bridal was hurried ; Not a wit discharged his farewell shot, As the bachelor is going to be married. We married him quickly, to save his fright, Our heads from the sad sight turning ; And we sighed, as we stood by the lamj ' dim light, To think him no more discerning. To think that a bachelor fiee and biighl. And shy of the girls as we found him. Should there at the ultar, at the dead of night, Ba caught in the snare that hound hun. Few and short were the words we said, Though we heartily ate of the cake ; Then escorted him horn from the scenes of dread, While his kuees did awfuily shs We thought, as wc hollowed his lowly bol The beech, the bircri, and the willow How the shovel and broomstick would break on his head, Of the tears he would shed on his pillow. Says he, "They will talk of their friend whe gone. And every old ' bach' w ill upbraid n But. nothing I'll reck, if they let nic sleep on, 'Neath the coverlid, just as they've laid me." But half our brotherly task was done, Ere the clock told the hour of morning ; And we left with the hope that the fate he had won WTould prove to each comrade a wsrnii Slowly and sadly we inarched down. From the top of the upcrmost stoi And we never have heard from or seen tlie poor man, Whom we left not alone to his glory. Grafting Gbape Vines. Saw off thi inch or two below the surface of the vine an ground, then with a large augur, just the size of the graft bore one or more holes perpendicular, or parallel with the grain, about two inches deep in the top of the root, where sawn off, and into these in sert the scions the full depth of the holes Le the scions be of the last year's growth, well pened.and about six inches in length, wit bud of eye at the top. They should be cut from the vine during w ter, or early in spring, before the sap gets in i tion, and the operation should be performed j before it is expected the sap will start, thougi wilt usually succed afterwards if the top of stocks is well waxed. After inserting the scic cover the wound firmly with moist clay up the eye of the scions, and place a board so as protect fiom washing by rains, till the leaves i pear- This method is surer than cleft graft) Ohio Cultivator: