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W. S. EPPERS6K, EDITOR.
Wednesday MoralprfilinslS. CTT A splendid assortment of fashionable clothiug, for 3pring and Summer, has just been received at the store of F. W. Bsttaille. A mere announcement of the fact is 9uffi;ient, as tha taste end judgment of Mr. Battaile in se lections of the kind has been pronouueed upon and endorsed by the public, within the esteu ion of the tra&a. CjT We call the attention of our readers to the advertisement of Michon cfc Sarratt in to day's issue. They have a complete assortment of Spring and Summer goods and onr citizens visiting Vicksburg will find it to their advan tage, should they be in want of anything of the kind to call at " The Oid Cheap Store." CCT" Thanks to Mr. W. Hogan, Clerk of the Vicksburg and Yai.o City tri-weekly Packet 8. S. Prentis, for late Louisville, Vicksburg and New Orleans papere. fry The new Board of Council met at their Chamber on Monday ntgrrt last and organised by electing P. O'Donnell, President ; W. S. Epper son, Clerk; I. G. Kollingsworth, Marshall; W. Wyraau, Weigher ; I. H. Hunter, Wharf-mas-lr; N. Boyster, Auctioneer ; Hon. G. B. Wit kiubon, Att'y for ihe Board ; XHr.'j. R. Burnett, Hospital Phyeician; H.N. Prewett, Printer; The election of Treasury was deferred until next routing, end that of Sexton until tho next reg- uiir meeting of the Board. . Bucks Jail. Two negro men, committed fur triil upon tha eturge of murder, broke jail lust Saturday niht, and fled. Although dili gent search was instituted immediately, nothing has been heard of them up to this time. The account of the murder of Mr. Theophilus Pritchard, a citizen of this county, by his own slaves, is yet fresh in the minds of our The Grand Jury found a true bill against four of the slaves, two of which have escaped as above. At the instance of M. A. Jenkins, Esq. our worthy Sheriff, a meeting of the citizens was called at tha Cc unci! Chamber on Monday night last, to inquire into the manner of the escape o tho prisoners, A committee of five was ap pointed for that purpose, and instructed to re port this evening. ry We publish this week a paper from tlie Editots of the Church Herald in reply to the letter of Rev. Mr. Abbey, published in our pa per of the 29th ult. As the subject in discussion between these gentlemen is one about which the majority of our readers feel very little interest, we hope that with the present letter tke contro versy will close in our columns. PERtorjjcALS. Graham and Godey for April a re on our table, each with an hundred pages of intensely interesting and profitable reading. In tha point of interesting raitter, and the beauty and artistic excellence of their engravings and fashion plates, these magazines are decidedly the cheapest monthlies published in this country. CC7 We anj indebted to the lion. S. Adams for a copy of the report of the Secretary of the Treasury on Finance. Our thanks are due to iPIom. A. G. Brown and 0. TL, " Si ogle ton for valuable public documents. Sstatobs Everett Bell. We observe thai some of our whig cotemporarteg are dis posed to agitate the question of the next presi dency as connecto l With the most probable whig candidate. Until Mr. Everett made his unfor tunate speech on the Nebraska question, he seemed to be prominent for the distinction. Bince that time, however, his prospects seem to have waned at least, that is the opinion of a distinguished northern whig, who write3 from "Richmond, Virginia, to the Boston Transcript. The following on this subject, by the ad resaid writer, will be interesting to the friends of these respective gentlemen: " Both northern and southern opinion rtms the same way in regard to that iii teres ting top ic the m-'xt presidential nomination. Oui fa vorite northern candidate seems to have lost his chance not so much on account of the vote which illness is said to hive prevented his giv ing, but by reason of Ids previous speech on the Nebraska bill, which lost him Caver from its non committal purpOt. There appears to be an eager looking towards Mr. Bell, of Tenoesses, as the next candidate." Electio:i in Tejtstesee. We understand that Nathaniel G. Taylor, esq., has been elected in the first congressional district of Teunesee, to suc ceed Hon. Brookins Canphell, who died in the early part of the session. He was elected by about six hundred majority, according to our in formation Mr. Taylor is a whig and a gentleman of ability. OCT" Henry Ward Becher so says the Jour nal of Commerce in a tirade against the Ne braska bill Sunday week, openly advocated a dissolution of the Union and expressed it as his opinion that the time had arrived when such an event would prove highly beneficial to the North. He vigorously plied his clerical bat teries against alt who presumed tu entertain upon the general subject of slavery opinions not in accordance with bis own. The Southern Commercial Cosvestion. The delegates to this convention, which assem bles in Charleston on the 10th of April, will no doubt be handsomely entertained by the citizens of that city, as we notice they are making exten sive preparations with that view. A magnif icent ball is to be given at the Military Hall on the night of the 12th, in honor of the delegates. On the 13th, a grand excursion round the har bor will take place, the festivities of the day to close with a fine display of fire-works on the Battery ; and on the following day the members of the convention are to partake uf a public din ner. Col. John M. Sharp, Micajah Pickett and H. K.. Moss, were the delegates appointed by Gov. MeBea on the part of this county to attend thj convention. CCjT" The officers of the steamer Dove" ha v e our thanks for late New Orleans and Natchez papers. Squatter Sovereignty. Since the passage of the bills by tile Senate' creating Territorial govejnments for Nebraska and Kansas, much discussion has been had in Congress and by the public press, relative to the principle of squatter sovereignty, which the pro visions of the bills confer upon the inhabitants residing therein, fit is contended by some, that the privileges conferred upon the people of the territories above mentioned, allowing them to determine by their own legislatran whether or not. the institution of domestic slavery shall be tolerated there, is a firmly established principle of the constitution and is intended to aot lv to all territories which may hereafter be organ bedJ it was in mis Deuei mat mr. uass, immeai ately after the passage of the bills felicitated the Senate upon the triumph of this doctrine, and expressed himself highly gratified that the Sen ate had at last consented to relinquish the exer cise of a doubtful power over the territories in prescribing their forms of government. This doctrine of the rights of men to govern themsaKes was promulgated by Gen. Cass in his celebrated Nicholson Letter, and has often been reiterated by him since, but the full and able discussions which have Iatelv been had shows, conclusively, at least ia our opinion, that X . ..... r .'. X . . .... - - ! S Br the authority granted to uie inhabitants of Ne braska and. Kanzas to regurote their own inter nal concerns, is merely conceded to them, in consideration of their nationality, not that they hter a ight t K niml U, Im uue it was reasonable, and just 8nd proper, and fair, under the circumstances to allow it. Congress possessed undoubted power to legis late for territories, and to govern them until tbeo become States, after which in the inherent right of the people to regulrte their own interna r&ffhirs for themselves, i In a late speech inlhe Senate, Mr. Badger oft m J ered perhaps the ablest argument on this ques tion when he said: "I have no more doubt myself about the entire authority of Congress to control the Territories than I have about the power of Congress to pass sn appropriation not a bit : and vet I concurred in that bill. Why? Although I admit our undoubted au thority although 1 admit we have a right to es tablish for them any sort of government we please, and to do as we did in the earlier history of the country to do as wo did with the Tern VWfy of Orleans establish a government com posed sa governor, appointed by the President Iff id thirteen free-holders, selected as a legislative body by the President although we have the power to do upon the subject as we please we are bound to regulate ourselves in the exercise of that power by considerations of justice and reason, and prudence, and kindness ; and there fore we should vary our legislation according to the varying circumstances of the territory and the various purposes to which it is intended to applj it. For instance: if the government of the United States should acquire in the Mediter ranean some small island, as being important to us for the protection of our cammerce, import ant as a place on wich to locate a navy-yard, and have a naval depot and station, without be ing dependent, es now, upon the favor of for eign powers for such an establishment, I certain ly would not be for holding either that the in habitants of that island had, or that it was right to grant to them, the power of self-government; but that, on the contrary, considering the ue for which wf intended the island, it wbufd be the most unwise thing in the world, to permit them to exercise any such power. The proba bility is that we ought, and tha t we would, un der such circumstances, establish a military government over them, because the acquisition was intended for military purposes. But when we are establishing a government over Territo ries which are ultimately to be introduced into the Union os States when we are establishing nurseries of treemen who are hereafter to be equally interested with ourselves in all the beue fis and advantages of this government of course we vary our legislation to suit the exist ing circumstances. We grant to them all the rights of self government which we can, con sistently with the supremacy of the chief or principal government the government of the Cniied States. We retain certain safeguards. We have, in this bill, provided for an officer, to be appointed by the President, who is to exercise a limited veto over the decisions of the represen tativesof the inhabitants; and we had in the bill a provision that their provision that their laws should be sent here to us. I had no serious objection to this last being stricken out, be cause, according to my judgment, it doe3 not make the smallest difference in the actual rela tions which the Territories bear to us. Our au thority over them is, and continues to be, and until they are erected into States cannot cease to be, full and plenary. We may, a year after this bill is passed, if it shall pass, retract the whole government. We may, after they have passed all their laws, repeal them at a blow. The gov ernment exists by an exercise of our will, and with such powers as we please to confer; and we may retract them at pleasure, in whole or in part. "The Secretary ; or, Circumstantial Evi dence.'' By the Author of " Heads akd Hxahts &c. in 1 vol. Price fifty cents. We acknowledge the receipt of the above en titled work from the house of Messrs. De Witt & Davenport, New York. The story is deeply interesting, and most pow erfully written, and evinces a knowledge of the workings of the human heart, and the pn mpt iugs of a depraved mind, that is not often met with, but whi h we were led to expect in this a uhor, from a recollection of the excellence of his former production, entitled " Heaps anp Hearts," than which there is no better weak of fiction in the English language. Congressional. On the 1st inst., the Senate passed the Deficiency bill, including the Custom-House appropriations, and the House pass ed the Six Frigate bill. The Cutting Quabbel. Mr. Preston, in the House, on the 31st March, on the part of the friends respectively uf Messrs. Breckenridge and Cutting explained that the difficulty between chase gentlemen, had been honorably and arnica Uv settled. Oar Relations Willi Spain. The indications are daily multiplying that we are not long to enjoy uninterrupted peace with Spain. We feared as much when we saw Pe- suela appointed captain-general of Cuba, under what we believed at the time to be British dic tation. Lord John Russell has since admit ted that the selection of this functionary was in accordance with the wishes of the Aberdeen ministry. And for what did Victoria's govern ment desire him ! Because of his known invet erate hostility to the United States and their institutions, as manifested during his residence at Porto Rico, as captain-general, and afterwards at Madrid! The virtue which that eovernmem bund in htm was this, and this alone : It had confidence that he could be employed under its dictation as an instrument to Africanize that beautiful island of the Antilles which lies near est to our coast, and thus with the incendiary's torch produce a general conflagration in the south of the Union I His mission, from the nrst, we regarded as of evil omen, and ms acts have Unhappily justified our worst apprehen siotis. He seised the first occasion in fact, the occasion was of his own creation to perpetrate a wrong upon us to which puny nations alone would submit with impunity. If England and France think proper to endorse this wrong if thev send their vessels to the coasts of Cuba to protect the authorities there in the wanton out rage which nas occurred In the instance of the Black Warrior on will- be too Oc o admit of a doubt upon the subject. Bnt when we mention England and France we do not in clude Englishmen and Frenchmen. We believe that the day that either of those pjwers involve itself in a war with this country-the beloved -of all couutries by the masses will be a fataj one for those who administer its affairs. En lightened civilization everywhere is the uncom promising frieud of liberal institutions, as it is the implacable enemy of autocracy and auto cratic tendencies- Its influence is tou powerful to be resisted, as may be seen in its triumph overall the sovereigns of Europe, by the Czar himself the idolized of despots. The g- vern raents of Englaud and France would not inter pose in the Eastern question until the people of England told them, in emphatic language, they must do it I It is a mistake to suppose that any credit is due to the one or the other of those governments for the warlike demonstrations which they are making in the Baltic and Black saas against the great champion of reaction in continental Europe. Imperative necessity, if not absolute self-preservation, caused them to yield to that potent arm which not unfrequent ly demolishes thrones public opinion. In any just fight which we may have with Spain, that arm is as certain to be uptitted tor us as tt is now uplifted against the enlightened, so-called' Colossus, who pronounces knowledge to be "incompatible with orderly government." It is evidently our duty to begin to prepare for the worst. We must demonstrate to the go l of everv land those entertaining senti ments kindred tu our own in an uumistakable manner, that we have not only a good cause, but that we are so prepared that, with God's blessing, we shall be enabled to maintain it. We should thus contract an all more formidable to our enemies than any ever contracted betweeu crowned-heads for the repression of political lib erty ! Tha generous-minded contributed to create us as a nation. It is to the generous-minded alone that we must look for aid in the combinations which may be formed by potentates to prevent our "expansion" and the salutary workings of our system. We can neverhave important interests, as we can never have sympathies, with the hereditary enemy of political freedom. We cannot unsheath the sword in Iris defence, nor can he ever un sheath it in ours. There is not even a commer cial bond of union betwern us. He takes of our products, for his 65,000,000 subjects, only about $900,000 per annum, while the inhabitant of France and England about the same number take something like 8125,000,000, and send us of theirs about $100,000,000. The next steamer, now over due, my bring U3 tidings that the Eastern question will speed ily be adjusted. We believe that not a gun, ex cept by accident will be fired from the combined fleets in the Baltic and Black seas, Triumphant in the other hpmisphere, their inflation may per haps influence the Aberdeen ministry and Louis Napole. n to assume a more haughty tone than even that dispiaved recently in the House of Lords with reference to this ; but we sincerely believe that neither will survive the mistake, if it does more than threaten. Washington Union. The President for the Bill- Anticipating tHI defeat of the Nebraska Bill, the Whig press of the South persist in lidding the President responsible for the result. They undertake to justify the imputation of bad faith on the part of the President in support of the Bill, by groundless assertion and the authority of incre dible rumor, and not by any postive and au thentic testimony. We might discredit the shameless statements of the Whig press of the South, by the adverse testimony of Whig jour nals in the North, which denounce Mr. Pierce in the strongest terms of denunciation as the ac tive, faithful and efficient friend of the Bill. We have, however, higher and better evidence, of this lact than can be found in the columns of a Whig paper. We have ourselves heart! the President avow himself the ardent friend of the Nebraska bill, with that warmth and emphasis of expression habitual with men of his impulsive and gener ous nature ; and we have beard him justify his position with a strength of argument with no impartial mind could resist. Nor does he com municate his views with any reserve or obliga tion of confidence. They are free to all who mar seek to know them, and if there was any occasionfor their official promulgation, they would be given to the country in a shape which none could mistake or misconstrue. It is perfectly well known in Washington, that the President is employing every legitimate influence in behalf of trie bill. The enemies of the bill treat it as au Administration measure, and such, in truth, it is. If any Southern Whig honestly distrusts the good faith of President Pierce or his Cabinet in respect to the bill, we suggest to him not to seek a satisfactory solution of higdotfHs from lhe whig press, but to solicit the opinion f ni8 repaentative on the subject. Or, if he prefer v, draw his information from a higher source sli!..jet him roake inquiry of Ed ward Everett, frum Smith, Bsdger, or any other accredited leader ot vhe Whig party. We venture to say ht will get no doubtful or adverse response. Union Jere Clemens Wrong w Usual. Jere Clemens is one of those men who gene rail get hold id the wrong end of a story, and proceeding upon the false premises conjured up by himself forthwith makes a great to do about nothing. His late letter to Mr. N. Davis of Huntsville, strongly illustrates this proclivity of Jerry. He asserted in this letter that he had heard Qen. Pierce express surprise that the Nebraska bill was not warmly supported by the North and equal astonishment that the South should be in favor of it, with sundry other absurd state ments. We knew that Jerry would be picked up" on this letter, and have to "cave in," as it was impossible that the President could have used such ridiculous and maudlin expressions. Our belief has ben verified and Jerrv has "caved in,"' as the f. llovving letter plainly showi : Wa8H1Sgto,D. C., March 24, 18&4. Deab Sie; You hove called n.7 attention to a late letter of mine to N. Davis, jr., Esq., and uaittcuiarty to ine loiiowmg sentence : "He expressed great surprise at the opposition it-met from the North, and equal surprise that Uie S 'Utn should be willing to take it. At the time the conversation to which that sentence alludes took place I was walking back wards and torwards across toe room, and should not have noticed it if you had not remarked that you had no concealments upon the subject and that you were clad i was present to hear it. In my letter to Mr. Davis I did not pretend to give your language, except wnere quotation maiKs are used, and, trom subsequent conversa tion with you, I think it very probable that misunderstood the purport of your remarks op on inia particular point, xour surprise mav have been expressed that the true men of the Worth should hesitate to vte for Doualas's bill when the South were willing to take it. and if 1 had paid attention to the whole conversation, I doubt not such would have been the impression a f. a k lett on my mind. I have never sought a conversation with you upon the subject of the Nebraska bill, but everv time I have heard you mention the subject you have uniformly expressed yourself warmly in ravoroi ine principle oi tne Dill, viz: the pnn cipieof the right of the people of the Territo ries to regulate the question of slavery for lhem- seives a '.ctrine !rom whir h 1 dissented ; ami. as I knew we were not at all tikelv to aiiree, 1 Sought no discussion of the question. You have assured me always that yu tboughi it best f r the whole country, and nwiied thai patriotic men in both sections ought to take i 1 thought the South must be the liwr. I think o now, i understood you to place it upon the ground that the principle is right in itself, ami if it works for .-r atainst a par; icular section, no one nas a rigni to complain, mat you were lor the rights ot both sections, and willing to take any consequences that might follow the pracii cal carrying out of those rights as you under stood them. Very truly yours, JERE CLEMENS. QES. FRAKK PlEECE, President United States. So Mr. Clemens has made the amende honora ble, and this places both partit-s right himself as an honorable mau and the President as a friend of the Constitutional rights of all sections. Post-office robbery. Large sums of money, forwarded at different times (says the Constitu iionaus: and KepuDtic; by mail, on the route between Charleston and Montgomery, having tailed to reach their destination, suspicion .el TWT T upon vv ra. u ueman, a young man employed until a few months back in the Augusta post-of fice, and he was a few days ago arrested. Mon ey to the amount of eight hundred dollars was found in bis possession when arrested and proof 0 m a Art -v oi trie expeuuiture oi aoout igi,tuu more was brought against him, for which he could not sat istactorily account. He has beeu held to bail in 65 000 to answer before the circuit court at Savannah. Another post-office clerk in the same office, Edward, Beaseley, was also arrested on suspic ion, but the evidence adduced being insufficient for his detention, he was discharged. i Hon. Jefferson Davis. The following sen timent (says the Baltimore Argus) was forward ed by Col. Davis to the Irish Social and Benev olent Society at its last meeting. As it does not appear among the published toasts, we give it a place in our columns: Ireland : Is not that Mother worthy of liberty who has so freely given her sons to its cause, that their bones n w lie mingled with every field on which freedom's battle has been fought. MISSISSIPPI LAWS. a AN ACT to prohibit the circulation of Bank Bills of a less denomination than Five Dollars in this State. Section 1 . Be tt enacted by the Legislature if the State of Mississippi, ihut it sha'l not be lawful for any person or persons, to circulate or pass, or offer to pass any bank bill, or certificate of deposite issued by any Insurance Company of this or any other State, or an) bill made for the purposes of circulation of any incorporate company, or company purporting to be incorpo rated, is or out of the State of Mississippi, of a less denomination than five dollars. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That, should any person or persons, body politic or corporate, their agent or agents, attorney or officers, offend against the provisions of this act, the person or persons so offending shall forfeit and pay to an v person who may sue lor the same, ten dollars ($10) for each and every offence, together with costs of suit, recoverable before any Justice of the Peace of the county wherein the offence was committed : Provided, nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent the holder of any bank note, or certificate of deposit, from presenting the same to the bank or corporation for collec tion, either by himself, or agents. Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, That thi8 act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of July next. Approved, March 2. 1854. N ACT to amenn an act entitled an act to es tablish an additional inferior Court of Chan cery in the State of Mississippi. Section 1. Be ii enacted bu the Legislature of the State of Misissippi, That the seventeenth section of the above recited act be, and the same is hereby repealed. Sec 2. Be it further enacted. That the Clerk of the said Middle District Chancery Court of the State of Mississippi shah, in case the Boa id of Police of Yaaoo county refuse to suffer him - - - 1 I tdjtfep the records snd papers of said Court iu t-ahvi room in the Court House of Yaxoo Comity ...... m mr lire and keen said records in an office elsewhere iu Xoo city, at tne expense novo iiwvi r . " . . , of said county of Yssoo. Approved March 2, 1804. AN ACT to chrnge the time oj holding Circuit Court of Yazoo and Holmes. Provides, 1st. That Holmes Circuit Court be held on the first Mondays in May and No vember, and shall continue weeks, if business requires it ; and if the Judge be not in Attend ance, or the officers of Court be not qualified, said court may be adjourned over from day to dav till 2nd Monday of the term. 2nd. The Yazoo Circuit Court to be held on the 4th Mondays of May and November, and continue for four weeks. -The act is in force from its passage. Approved 18th January, 1854. The "Church Herald n and Re?. Mr. Abbey. To the Editor o f the Yazoo Democrat : Sir : In your paper of the 29th ult., the Rev. Mr. Abbey, published a letter, addressed to us. which we declined publishing, and in which he says we charged him " in terms broad and plain, with misquoting from Jerome." In the other passage, after stating what Mr. Abbey quoted, he also on the same page and in connec- ion with, stated, u Afterwards, indeed, when each thought those he baptised were his, not Christ's, it was decreed through the whole world that one chosen from the presbyters should be put above the rest, to whom all tbe Church should belong, and the seeds of schism taken away. Now Mr. Abbey omitted both the quali fixations of Jerome himself. Thev were impor tant, because they proved the superiority of the Bishop over the Presbyter. In the one, Jerome put them on equality, except in the matter of order. His quotation was thus "A Presbyter is then- fore the same as a Bishop." 'Before through the instigation of the devil there were different parties in religion, and it was said among differ ent people, I am of Paul, I am A polios, and I of Cephas, the churches were governed, by a com mon council of Presbyters." (Abbey's Letter?, pp. 23. This was alt he quoted. Now we ssk you, in justice to truth, to publish the precise words of Jerome. We quote them below ver batim. We have marked in italics the impor tant exceptions mide by Jerome imself in both passages. The omissi- n of these exceptions, by Mr. Abbey, made his quotation prove, what was his then present purpose" to wit : that. arcordiii2 to Jer .me. there was no iiifferetice as J TP to power, between Bi-hojw an I Presbvers B it when ail ot Jerome is quoted, he proves di recti v the reverse. We do not harge Mr. A. with lutentionuilv misquoting, but when his error is clearlv poined out, he ought not, uyou Chris tian principles, to insist upon it. He misquo ted Ignatius also, by leaving out that part which proved the superiority of the Bishop. This we pr -veil, but he said he only quoted enough to urove his "then present purpose.'' This was ve ry can lid, but truth should never be sacrifice! or garbled lor "any purpose." Here is w hat Je- ri me says : First Paragraph. Vol. 7, page 562. of the Parisian republication of uie Benedicuue aui ers, iu his comment on Titus, chap. I, ver. 5 Jerome says as follows: ' Let us attend diligently to the words of the Apostle, saying that Tb mayeel ordain el daw in every city, as I have appointed thee, who discoursing in what follows, what sort of a presbyter ought to be orcltined, says thus : ' II any be blameless, the husband of one wife, &c. afterwards adds, 'For a Bishop must be blame less as the Steward of God. A Presbyter, there fore is the same as a Bishop, and before there were, by the devil's inst igation, parlies in reli gion, and it was said among the people, I am of Paul, I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, (I Cor. I, 12.) the churches were governed by a common council of Presbyters. Afterwards, indeed, when each thought those he baptized were his, not Christ's, it was decreed through the whole world that one chosen from the presbyters should be put above the rest, to whom all the care of the Church should belong, and the seeds of schism taken away. Should any one think that it is not the view of the Scriptures, but our own. thnt Bishop and Presbyter are the same, and that one is the name of age, the other of office, let him read the words of the Anostle3 U the Phillipians, saving. 'Paul and Timothy, servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus, that are at Phillippi, with the bishops and deacons, grace be unto you. and reace.' fFhiHiooi. I, 12.) and so forth. Phillippi is a city of Macedonia, and certainly in one city there could not be more bishops, as they are now called. But at that time they cal led 'hose bishops whom they called presbyters; therefore, be speaks indifferently of bishops as of presbytersr." Second Paragraph. Epistola 146, Alias 85. Ad ISvangelum, vol. I, 1194: ' But that afterwards one was chosen who should be above the rest, was done as a remedy against schism ; lest each drawing the Church of Christ to himself should break it in pieces. For at Alexandria from the Evangelist Mark to He racles and Dionysus, the Bishops, the Presbyters always chose one from among them, placed in a higher grade, named him Bishop, like an army should make an Emperor, or deacons should choose one of themselves, whom thev know as most industrious, and call him Arch-deacon. For what can a Bishop do, ordination excepted, that a Presbyter cannot ? Had Mr. Abbey waited fur our edition of tha 3lst ult., he might have been spared the effusion which has called forth this reply. EDITORS OF HERALD. Vicksboro, April 6, 1 54. A Card. To the Readers of the Church Herald and the Public. IT has been intimated from various quarters, thnt rvihlif rx:ta t inn rcnuirpK of mt a lull renlv to tht manv recent arcumentH in the Her ald with which my Dime is incidently connec ted The public shall be waited on with the re ply in a few days. R. ABBEY. Yazoo city, April 12. 1854. Notice. THE late firm of Mann & Andrews was dissolved by mutual consent on the first of January last. All perR'ms indebted to said firm, are requested to make immediate payment to C. T. Mann 6c Co., at the old stand. Otherwise we shall be compelled to place their accounts in the hands of mi officer for collection. fj. T. MANN. April 12, 1854-4t JAS. H. AN DREWS. Annas! Settlement. AT the May lerm 1854, of the Hon. Probsts Court of Yazoo county, Stat of Miss., we as Administrator and Administratrix of the es tate of Moses Muaholland deceased, will pre sent our animal account for settlement and al lowance. J. W. MABIN, Amr. April 13, 1854.28-4 G. WHSON, Adirm. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. J I ST ABHIVED, AN IWKQUALED ASSORTMENT OF Fashionable Clothing. F. W. BATTAILE INVITES sn examination of his present su ' .rhi Mttnrtfnent of fnphionahte SPRING 8c SUMMER CLOTHING COTfSISTIKO IS TAUT OT. Light Cloth and Caahmaret lrsss, and Prock Sack Coats. Drab d'eta aad Alpacca Dress Frock Sac Coats Black Doeskin and Drat a eta rama, Fancy Casirnere and JL.lnnen Fancy Silk, Satina and Miraeiilcs Vests ; Hots, Ops, Shins, Drswers, Hosiery, Glove, Cravats, together with a well selected alock of Cashmere and Caceimere uioirn or an cum. Plain and Fancy Linen and Cottonaue uooca of superior quality a bssutilul assortment or Vestings, wnicn win ue lw "j competent and experienced workmen. lie has also a large ana ocuumui wv n rr(B'Tc C&22o9GQKJUlZkar CO to which be wiaheato imite the sttsntion of the LADIES, as it combinssevery variety of stylo and ree, made up in neatly, and in a manner to insure durability. April 12, 1854-23. FETES B. COOK. J. H. WILSON, M. PETER B. COOK k Co, DEALERS IN Medicines, Chemicals, Books, Stationery O1 FFER for sale to Merchants, Planters and Physicians, on the moat liberal term, a largo and well selected Stock of DKbu, MEDICINES. CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY, Sic. &c. cumdsting in part of the followirg ar- ucwa; mi snicied sold by u are guaranteed fresh and genuine : Qunine, Calomel, Rhubarb, Opium, Ipecac, Magnesia, Blue Mass, Epeoin Salts, Castor Oil, Olive Oil, Morphine, Strychnine, Calisaya Bark, Mustard, Alcohol, Tapioca, Cream Tartar, Pearl Soda, Linseed Oil, Copal, Japan and White Varnish. Sods, Saleratua, Snake Root, Window Glut Putty, Brubhes, Pearl Aahca, Hemp Seed Glue ALSO Tartaric acid. Citric acid, Oil Vitrol. Sweet Spirits Nitre, aq. Ammonia, Muratic and Nitric acids, powdered Alum, Chloroform, Dover's Powders, Glycerine, Lunar caustic. Tannin, Veratria. Salicine Hyd. Potash. ALSO- Cologne Waters, from beat manufacturer. Orange Flower Water. Buy Water. LubinV Extracts, of every variety. Haule's Extracts, So-ij and Psrfcmew. Huir Erunhes, Naii Brushes, Tooth Brut-he. Tooth Powders arid Soaps. Buffalo combs. Toilet Sponges, hair iStrpn. Bsriy's Tricopherous, Lyon's Kathairon. L.rw's Windsor Soap, June's Lily White. Shaving creams of all descriptions, ALSO B Isam and Cough Remedies. Ay re's Chrry Pectoral, Syrup WildCherry, W istar's Balsam, Schenek's I ulrrto ic syrup, Gum Drop.-, Holer's Liverwort and Tar. Bryan.' Pulmonic Wafer. Agents ior all Patent medicine, in general ute. All order and prescription scnit to us, will be put up with neat neee, dispatch and accuracy, at all hours. We offer also a large stock of Pantadon, Thorn psonian and select Medicine, all of which will be sold to punctual customers an liberal term, on the usual time, and lower for cash, than any houec South of Mason's & Di vn ' Line. Thankful to our friend and a generous pub lic, for past favors, we are determined to ren der ouiselves worthy of future pstronage. Yazoo city, Main Street, April7, JcV4. N. B.We always keep on hand a large supply of choice Brandies, and Wines for med icinal purposes . B. C. Cc CO. Dissolutioii NotlceT THE copartnership hertofore existing be tween the undersigned, under the firm of Cook 6c Brumfield, in this city, is this day dis solved by mutual consent PETER B. COOK. JNO. BRUMFIELD. Yaaoo city. April 7, 1854. 0C3 The business of the old firm will be set tled by PETER B. COOK 6c CO, VICKSBIBG CHEAP STORE. P. J. MICHON & 8 A R RAT, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry-Goads, Clothing, Booty, Shoes, Hals and Caps. AT IM POSTERS PRICES Washington Street, Between M. EMA UEL'S Drug J. PEA L'S Hardware Store. VICK8BTJRO, Miss. Joint House in New-Orlea.i, 21 Magazine-St. Vicksburg, April 12, lP54-ly CHARLES COX. Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Worker. STOVES ! STOVES ! THE subscriber is now in receipt of a Isrge and very superior lot of Stove of the most improved patterns, selected by himself from the celebrated manufactory ot" D. & J. Wright & Co., Louisvill. Amonar which are Premium Cwking Stoves of the moet impro ved pattern?, and all sizes, with fur iture com plete; Union No. 1 to 3 Premium No. 1 to 5. Steamboat end Franklins Star Franklins for wood or coal ; Wood Ranges; opon and fluted Coureons dec., together with Casting, Tea Kettles, Sauce Pane, Gridiron. Furnaces, Grates, Brass Kettle, Dog Irons. Sad Irons &.c. WOODEN-WAB E, HARD-WARE die. Tubs, painted Buckets. Churn, coffee Mills Dipper, Well Buckets, Ice Freezers, Roll ing Pins, wood Saws, Broom, s superior lot of Zinc, Premium Wahboarda, Sieve, Faw cet. Spade, Shovels, Chest and Trunk Lock. Bird Cages Mocking, Canary Bird, 6cc. CISTERN PUMPS-Douglaaa patent, ssu, per ior article ; Beer Pomps, improved pattern- TIN WARE A very fullaaeortrnsnt of his own manufacture, embracing every article ia tin. line, togetherjn Tin Plate, Block Tin Block and Sheet Zinc, Pi and Sheet Lod, Spelter Solder, Rivets, Copper Wire, Lead nd copper Pipe. Tin, copper and Sheet Iron Work, made to order ; building roofed with copper, Zinc, or Tin ; Tin Gutters and Spouts made or.c. Also, on hand a lot of fire brick and fire clay Repair of ali kind, in the above Una, dona on the shortest notice and on reasonable terms, Ordftrs solicited snd strictly attended lb. CHARLES COX Next door to Duff Green, Crawford St. Vicksburg, April 14, 1854-ly f"40NGRES WATER. A new supply, fresk. vy from the " Bniriio Spring, for sale by April 19, 18M. J. W. DABB5-