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VX J J SI III . IL S. S. CALIIOOIV & CO., Publishers. VOLUME I. D. W. SANDEKS, ' Attorney at Law, LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, Mississippi. September 11th, 1853. yly C. f- .HAH KB W. V. HliNDEHSON " IIAMER & HENDERSON, UP ua C5 y S3 Si J UaSlT , YAZOO CITY, MISS., ILL give prompt attention to all business entrusted to them in the Circuit nnd Probate Courts ef Yaioo, Holmes ami Madison, and the tjuperior Courts held at Jackson. Sept. 1. 1858. . 1-yly J. ff. HURRUS, J. M- ARMI8TEAD BUItltUS & AUMISTEAD, ' , ATTORNEYS AT LAW. YAZOO CITY, MISS. Sept. 1. iar8 - lyly. W. S. lil'PEKSOIV, Attorney at Lot, Yazoo City, Miss, And Commissioner for Lnuisian a WILL practice in the Courts of Yazoo, and the other counties composing the Fifth Judicial Distriot, and the Courts at Jackson. ;t5T Office near the Court House. JZ1 September1 1, 1858. ly J. T. HUSSELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Yazoo City, Miss., 117 ILL practice in the courts of Yazoo and II adjoining counties and the Superior Court at Jackson, Collections promptly attend ed to. Tseptl 'P3 It. S. . FEltUINS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Yazoo City, Mississippi 1M1LL practice in the Circuit Lourts o "l Leake, Attala and Holmes counties, th several courts in Yazoo County, and the Court held at Jackson. Sept, 1, 1658. W. BL'OOKE. A. K. 8MEUK3 BROOKE & SHIED ES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, VICKSBURG, Miss., will continue to practico their profession in the Circuit. Chancery and Probate Courts of Warren county, ot Vicksburg, Washington county, at Greenville ; Bolivar county, at Wellington ; Jssnqiiena county, at Tallula, and the Supreme and Federal Courlsat Jackson, Sept. 1, 185S WINSTO.-I HANKS.. W. T. H.UIU13 BANKS & IIAKKIS, 'Attorneys and Counsellors at Law 1 Land and Collertng Agents, QUITMAN, WOOD COUNTY, TEXAS. fPIHE above have so arranged as to 'be JL enabled to locate Land.-;, investigate Land titles and collect claims in any portion of Texas. Will also purchuse land certificates lor Texas laud. All land certificates, bounty warrants, orany kilher kind of claim for money r land, against the State of Texas have to be. presented to the proper Court for registry, by the first day of September, A. D. 185, or else Ihoy will be millaiul void. We will present claims for those who desire and attend to their approval. September 1, 1858. Dr. A. F. 1TIAGUUDEK, HAVING located permanently, prof fers his professional services to the citizens Nif Yazoo City and the adjacent country. CGTOmce. the front room over layiors i;tore. October 1. 19-tfm. DR. J. II. WILSON. 0" FFEItS his services to the citiiens of Yazoo City, and vicinity. Office at P. B. Cook & Co's Drug Store. II? (ran, be found at night at the residence of Mrs. K'aradino. fScpt. 1, '68 ly. ill. R. HOLMF.8. M. D H. YA.NDF.M., M. D DRS. IIOOIES & TAN DELL HAVE ussociated themselves in tho prac tice of Medicine, and respectfully tender jtheir services to the citizens of Beaton and sur- unding country. Bknton, Miss., Sept. 1, 1853. ly. HENRY LAURENCE, DENTIFT. Office on Main Street, Yaz6o City, REFERENCES t Drs. Leake & Bamett, Yazon City, i. Townsend, M. 'D., Philadelphia. . B. MaCiellan. M. D., f. W. Smith, Dentist, , New Orleans H. Knaro. ' C.Nott, M. D., Mobile. Yazoo City, September 1, 1858. "tlAHSON EUWIN. fUEVEYOR & GENEUAL LAN D AGENT .ISILL pay particular attention to tpe Sur v? veying, Examination and Location of and in Ifsuquena, Sunflower and adjoining Counties, and the counties of Crittenden and Mississippi in Arkansas, Will act as general land agent for paying tax es, redeeming lands from tax sale, and for buy ing and selling all lands in the above named counties. Special attention eiven to makina out cor ed Maps of Lands. , giW Business letters addressed to the care bf W. J. Barrett, Yazoo City, will receive prompt attention. i Sept. 1, 1858. ' ' , ' B. COOK,.., J. P. THOMAS, H. . PETER B. COOK & CO, ?l)oIeffaUan& JSUiaU i - uQ 1X2 VET CT3 (2 U S3 tS G3g I BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS Taints, Oils and Glass, Garden Seeds,&e I Yazoo City, Sept. 1, 1858. Lightning Rods, Pumps & Glitters. fpHE undersigned is prepared to furnish and if PutT P n the best manner, and at short Mice.Llitaing Rods, Gutters and Pumps nAunV.ders lolUt Harrison & Hy&tfs, or w mo leiegrapn unieo, will be promptly at 1 PAUL. icntiou to. I September 18. 1859. YAZOO CITY, (From the Mcmphit Morning Bulletin.) THE DESTROYER. The sweep of its pinion is over our land. The shadow grows darker from mountain to strand As the breath of the tempest or ooeans deep swell The murmur inoroases, of death and farewell. Black as the unruffled night that has slept, And long the dark mystery, silently kept, O'er the waveless Asphaltities, buried in gloom, Is the shadow it casts of the coffin and tomb. Shall we yield up our homes shall we yield up our friends As the wing of the dark angel cruelly bends ? Our smiles cannot lure him, our gold cannot buy We must fetter his pinion to yield is to die. We must fetter his pinion, or floe from the wail, That floats on the wing of the soft Southern gale. Its whisper of death settles cold round the heart. And we turn to our homes with a shudder and start. It tells of the nunly form, shrouded and still, He died as he lived, with an unbroken will The dark wing of pestilence swept o'er his form, Like a hero, he died in the pan of the storm. It tells of another and beauty's bright dower, Hud crowned the queen of many an hour With the song on her lips, and the light in her eye, She throws back her tresses and lays down to die. It tells of a low, gentle voice, whose tones Mingled often and kindly with death-stifled moans. From her labor of love, she is called to ascend And they've lost her, tho dead and the dying, their friend. It tells how the spirit of darkness crept in. And frowned on the babe, with the soft, dimpled chin It quivers and darkens, and clings to the breast, That can sootho its sad moaning no longer to rest. Tho low muffled drum, and banners reverse, Follow close in the wake of tho coffin and hearse, The bells tolling sadly from steeple and dome, Tell of victims by scores, going home, going home. The murmur is ruffling the breast of the streams, The fl;ip of its pinion, we hear in our dreams, Below us, above us, around us oh, tell, Will the Destroyer cast over our city its spell ? No sentinel stationed to Bound tho alarm, No guard on the outpost to shield us from harm And still mouiug on like a giant this shape, 'Tis folly, mad follow to think of escape Memphis, September 25th. Estklle. WILT, THOU, LOVE HER STILL I Wilt thou love her still, when the sunny curls That over her bosom flow. Will be lnccd with the silver thread of age, And her steps fall sad and low 1 Wilt thou love her still, when the summer's smiles On her lips no longer live ? " " I will love her still, . With right good will." Wilt thou love her still ? then our cherished one To tby sheltering arms we give. Wilt thou love her still when her changeful eyes Have grown dim with sorrow's rain ? When the bosom that beats against thine own, Throbs slow with weight of pain ? When her Bilvery laugh rings out no more, And vonish her youthful charms? " With free good will I shall love her still !"' Thou wilt love her still T then our dearest one We give to yo.ir loving arms. Remember, no grief 1ns she ever known, Her spirit is light and free ; None othor, with falterless step, hasprest Innermost shades, but thee 1 Then wilt thou love her still, when the thoughts of youth In their blushing bloom depart ? " Through good and ill I will love her still 1" Then wilt thou love her still ! then our darling take To the joy of thy noble heart ! ' Kcmember, for thee does she smiling lcavo The friends of her early days No longer to meet their approving looks, Nor their fond, unfeigned praise. Forgive her, then, if the tears fall fast, , And promise to love her well. "I will love her still With right good will I" Thou wilt love her still ? then with pcacoful trust We your sobbing sorrows quell. When her father is dead, and tho emerald sod Lies soft on her mother's breast When her brother's voice is no longer hoar J, And her sister's hushed to rest- Wilt thou love her still ? for thco she looks, Her star on lifo's troubled soa 1 " I will love her still Through good and ill I" With tho marriage vow on her youthful lip, Then, we give our child to thee. MOTHER'S COMING. Jane and I sat by the hearth, Watching the embers of tho fire ; Her bead was on my shoulder laid, Her heart was drawn a little higher. I asked her just for one short kiss, And felt my ears so fiercely humming She looked and blush' d, and softly said : , f Do it quick 1 my mother's comingl" My arms around her then I flung," And felt our hearts together beating : , ' A smothered shriek a little smack Told of two souls together meeting. Years have fled, and I enjoy Happiness beyond all summing ; I kiss her now wheno'er I like, And never hecdhor mother's ooming. . , (Albany Argut. FOR THE MISSISSIPPI. SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 23, 1858. '' DIABOLICAL EXHIBITION. In tho year 1834, said to us vesterdav a distinguished legal gentleman of New Or leans, 1 visited Tans in the course of an European tour, that my Americanism might be polished down by a little attrition among the genteel particles of Parisian society. I found the world of Taris iu u very consider able state of excitement, in consequence of an extraordinary performance which was nightly exhibited by an Eastern juggler, and and which was nothing more nor less than too apparent decapitation of a man in the presence of an audience, and under tho very noses of a committee of medical gentlemen who stood only so far distant as to escape the lonj; two-edged sword with which the juggler smote off tho head. I went to see this exhibition, which took place in a theatre, in company with several American gentlo- men. ino theatre was crowded with be tween two and three thousand spectators, and the curtain was up, displaying a com mon table, six feet long, upon the stage, at tue very edge ot which 1 obtained a scat, having gono very early. At the given time, tho juggler, a singular-looking man, came upon tho stage, with his shirtsleeves rolled up to his shoulders and bearing a long, heavy, two edged sword, lie upset the table on the boards, and .show ed that thcro was no concealed drawer or other recess, and placed it iu the blaze of the footlights near tho edge of tho stage. In a few words ho stated what ho was going to do, and requested Eomc of tho audience to como forward and stand upon tlie stage, that they might see there was no deception. A number of tho medical gentlemen who had been chosen to investigate the matter, if possible, took their position upon the stage, aud soon after the victim, who had been sitting in the parqucttc, mounted the stage, removed his coat and cravat, turned back his shirt collar, and lying down on his back on tho tabic, elevated his chin to more expose his ncek to the headsman,s weapon. The juggler then raised his keen and fearful lookitig sword, and giving it n wido sweep, brought it down I say brought it down upon the neck, for no one could see that lie did not, even those witliiu three foot of him upon the neck of the subject with great force! Blood spurted high into the air, somo of it falling on our party, aud deluged the stage, while tho most fearful souud a something between a groan and a shriek of horror from tho whole assemblage shook the building, and numerous women and some males fell fainting in their scats, aud were boruo out by the ushers of the houso. The juggler raisod his sword again, repeated the blow, and the dissevered head fell upon the floor! lakingitby the hair he held it up to the audience for full five minutes, until the blood ceased to flow from the severed arteries, the lower jaw had fallen, and the face had assumed the appearance of a corpse; then throwing it heavily upou tho stage he requested tho committee to examine it, which they did, passing it from hand to hand. They then examined the body upon tlie table, from the beadless neck of which the blood had not yet ceased to drop upon the floor of the stage; they lifted tho limbs and let them fall with tho dumb inertia of lifeless matter, and, of course, pronounced the man dead to all intents and purposes. After they had concluded their invcstiga ti oil, tho juggler informed the audience that he was going to put the man's head on again, and restore him to life. Takiug up the head ho laid it on the table, fitted the two parts of tho neck to each other, and began to mutter and make signs over the corpse. Iu about live nnuutcs the decapita ted man slowly turned his ghastly and alto gother horrible face white as snow toward the audience, and an cxci'emcnt followed exceeding, if anything, that which occurred when the first blow ot the sword fell. In a few moments tho eyelids gradually opened and displayed the eyes wearing a glassy, oorpseliko stare; by degrees, a life-like speculation came' iuto them, some color returned to the face, and, utter stretching his limbs, the man arose from tho table, resumed his coat, and walked down from the stage and mingled with the crowd. The exhibition was over. Hie neck of tho apparently decapitated man boro a red mark and scar around it, like the cicatriee of a newly 'healed wound. All this I saw with my own eyes, which were as cllectually deceived as thoso of tens of thousands of other persons. I could, in no way consist ently with reason, account for any feature of this horribly thrilling feat ot trickery. 1 have never heard of tho trick being per formed by any other man, tnd very possibly it originated and died with him. However, it is scarcely more unaccountable than many feats performed by tho adroit Eastern jug glers. A Younq Printer Elopes with a Washington Bem.e. A Washington (D. C.) correspondent writes : . We had a little excitement tho other day in an elopement case. A young journeyman printer in the printing ollice of Thomas, Bucll & Blauchard, ran off with the daugh ter of our Judge of the Orphan's Court, two or three days since. The printer was poor, but perfectly honest and respectable. Tho girl moved in the higher circles of life and was but sixteen. The Judgo and his son came to the printer's working office with pistols and raw hido, say somo and wero very indignant ; ' but upon learning that tie couple had gono through the cere monies correctly getting a liconso and being married accordiug to law, they were pacified, and both doubtless coucludcd to make tho best of it. ' I The Legislature of Georgia has ap pointed a liquor inspector, whose duty it is to smell out stryehuine and other poisonous drugs used iu its manufacture. 1 SOUTH. CRUEL TREATMENT OF A WHITE SLAVE BY HER WHITE MISTRESS. About the 1st of July, a woman named Mrs Foster, residing about four miles this side of Fulton, went to the Orphan Asylum, and through the recommendatiou of respec table citizens, obtained a little girl named Mary Bennett, about ten years of aq;e, whom. she said she wished to brmp; up. The mat ron told her that the girl was addicted to fibbing, and had been caught in attempts to appropriate things that did not belong to her. The woman guessed she would get along with her. She took the girl, and last week brought her back. The girl was thin and emaciated, and according to the woman's own story, had received the most cruel treatment. For the slightest oti'onse she would whip her in the most severe manner, and if this lailed to make her crv, she would place the little gill's fingers on the stove, and hold it there until it was crisped and burnt, and the child would cry. At other times this hu man tigress would seize her by the cartilage of the nose, between the nostrils, and pinch her in the most cruel manner, and that, to use the old hag's own words, '' would bring the tears into her eyes; and when the girl returned to the asylum, the marks were still there, and her fingers all crisped and burned. She gave her but half enough to eat; and when one day sho put a tin of apples into the oven, telling the girl she might have one u sue wouiu watcii mem until tney were done, the girl devoured the whole ot them. When the (voman came back, and asked the girl what she had douo with the apples, the girl told her that she had eaten tbeni. Slie . , , i , . ... men gave iier a cruel wmniiing, burnt iitr fingers, and otherwise maltreated her, and this not being enough to satisfy her, actually kept heron nothing but bread and water for two weeks, making her eat in the shed and sleep on the floor. The woman had two or three boys, who always trave her a slap or a kick whnever she tame near them. This is the woman's own story. The lad.es at the asylum repre sent the girl as being very smart, active and intelligent. Such bruta'ity should not pass unnotieed, and she should receive a lesson that will inculcate a little Immunity iu her miserable soul. Oswego P(4adium. The NiCABAnuAN Question at Wash ingtonThe Paiiaouay Expedition, &c. The New York Herald of the 5th has the underneath dispatch from Washington: Senor Jerez, Minister from Nicaragua, bad an interview again to-day with tho Sec retary of State. Ho has disavowed, in the fullest manner, tho intention, of his Govern ment to insult or give offense to the United States iu the Belly negotiations, or iu lan guage used with respect to the Government or people of this Republic. In fact, the firmness of the Administration and the tone of the dispatch of our veteran and able Sec retary of State to General Lamar have opeued the eyes of the Nionraguaus. The Martinez Government has completely back ed down, and will probably behave better iu future. Should this be the case, our Govern ment can afford, upon proofs of sincerity, to be lenient, and to receive Senor Jerez as an accredited Minister. Tho dispatch of General Cass to Lamar, important portions of which were published in the Herald; has been spoken of by a statesman of most eminent position in put country, as one of the ablest papers ever sent from the State Department. General Herran, New Granadi.m Minister, and Senor Pombo, Secretary of Legation, arrived here to-uight from New York. General Herran left Washington a few days ago, having, as it is understood, arranged his affairs to be abseut sumc time. It is thought his presence is required by the State Department. Thero isi evidently a shaking? the dry bones just now. ' It is said that Commodoro Shubrick, in commaud of tho Paraguay expedition, has an understanding with tlji Navy Department to return in some months, to be at the head of the Lighthouse Board. It is thought that Lieut. Maflitt, being disappointed in not going to Paraguay in command of the Dolphin, in consequence of tho trial of the captured slaver, and for his conduct iu making that capture, will be sent to St. Domingo to look after affairs thero. A Texas Book History of the Mier Expedition. Dr. Wm. M. Shepherd and Judge F. M. Gibson are going to writo a history of tho juier Lxpedition, and connect with it in publication many legends of early transactions in Texas which have never been given to the public. The Dootor kept a journal while he wag prisoner in Mexico, and thus had in his possession all the data necessary for the prosecution of that portion of the work". The manuscript was unfortu nately burnt in Califoruia. Tho facta are, however, indelibly impressed upon his mem ory, and he will have no great trouble to place them in a readable shape.. Judge Gibson is a fine writor, and bore a conspicu ous and honorablo part in all the trying scenes of his captivity ho is eminently qualified to perform his part iu getting up the contemplated book. When this work makes its appearance, the publio will have before them au authen tic and full history of the Mier expedition, and graphic accounts of many thrilling inci dents which transpired during the early set tlement of this country. It will be looked for with anxiety, and read with interest by the people of Texas, especially the old pio neers who participated in our straggles for liborty and independence. No doubt the gentlemen above mentioned would be obliged to any one for data rela tive to the subjects they intend treating They have a vivid recollection of all the principal events, but somo of the particulars may have esoaped them and can be supplied by their former comrades. Austin State Gazette. ' ", ' TERMS-Three WHOORIGINATED TIIEOCEAN TELEGRAPH! We invite special attention to a letter in anthoer column from Mr. Tal. P. Shaffuer, in which the claim that Mr. Cyrus Field put forth in behalt of himself and Ins " brother Dudley" at the dinner at the Metropolitan Hotel, of being the originators of the Atlan tic Telegraph, is flutlj disputed. It will be recollected that shortly after Mr. fields state ment at the municipal banquet, there was so much objection made to it, that the very re spectable American directors iu this city saw fit to issue a card in which they endorsed" Mr. Field's claim. Now, we have no desire to raise any controversy, for at present the cable is scarcely worth a controversy, but we believe that justice ought to be done and the integrity of history sustained. If Mr. Cyrus Field be laboring under the amiable but er roneous impression that he was the origina tor of the Atlantic Telegraph, when such is not the case, we shall be doing an act of justice to him as well as the world to do away with the idea. Hut besides the letter of Mr. Shaffner, we publish an article from the Liverpool Post giving an account of a recent pamphlet is sued by Mr. John Watkiu Hrett, an English director, and one of tfie largest shareholders in the Atlantic Telegraph Comauy. This also directly clashes with Mr. Field's state ments, and leaves the unavoidable impression upon the mind of the reader that the zealous Mr. Field has been so busy in carrying out what other people have conceived, that, he has simply mistaken the doing of the thing for its conception. At all events, the direo-j tors in thjs couutry, who have endorsed Mr. Fiejd as the "originator of the Atlantic Tel egraph," can no longer say the statements to the contrary are anonymous. They are now notou'y vouched for, but come from the most respectable source. A. Y.Day Book. A Specimen of Reciprocity. A few years since, our government, in a tit of. remarkable good nature, madea treaty with Great Britain which gave to Canada all the benefits of commercial intercourse wiih us without any compensating advantage to us. And how o the Canadians appreciate our liberality? First by affording a hiding place and shelter to every lazy vagabond negro who gets tired of the wholesome restaints of southern life. But lately they have gone even farther than this. Tho other dav a mob of black and white negroes forcibly aducted from the cars a negro who was iu charge of his master, aud who earnestly entreated to be allowed to remain. lie was, however, pulled from the train and subsequently, it is said, brought betoro a magistrate at Chatham, C. W., where he again begged and entteated to be sent to Ina master. Instead, however, of complying with his request, h was remand ed biok to the vile uecroes of Canada. There he is now, a prisoner against his will. We should like to know, in consideration of such circumstances, what is the duty of our .0 T , r. t r guvernmeni I is mere no reaners f iiave the Canadians the right to forcibly interfere with servants of Aniericau citizens to steal their property while passing through their Terriiory ? It is time we had another recip rocity treaty. Let the present one be repeal ed, and let our goverument refuse all iulers course with the Canadas until they agree to respect our rights and institutions. That will bring them to terms. New York Day Book. Wanted, a Southern Statesman. Some of our Southern cotemporaries have broach ed the novel inquiry, have we a statesman among us? The answer depends entirely upon our estimate of the essential attributes of statemanship. If to constitute a ftates man, it is only necessary to have sufficient capacity to comprehend the principles, and industry to master the practical details, of srovernment in all Us departments, then is not the South by any means deficient in good stHtemeo. If, besides these qualities, a large experience in the public councils, a habit of philosophical research, an extensive range aud variety of information, a prudent forecast, and a sagacious judgment are necessary in-i gredients in the character of the statesman, then is the South not without an adequate supply of genuine statesmanship. B'lt, if to work miracles in government, to be a pro fessor of political thaumaturgv, to know how to make all men perfectly happy, rich aud contented, and help all the women to good husbands in short, to perform every kind of prodigy in governmental science, is to be a statesman, then is the South without such a rare commodity and all the world beside, save the famous Atlantic aud Utopian Re publics. KieUmond, Va. bouth. Pass Him Around. It will be remem bered that Homo two months aero, a fellow - - named J. 0. Motley arrived here with a negro woman named Molly Harris. It was ascertained by telegraph that ho had a wife and children in Danville, Va., and had left them pcuuilcss, taking up with a negro wo- . M 1 .-.., 1.1- 1 , . man. Chiet lvay ana utticer uiigu caugut, him at Jeffcrsonvillo, and found that be bad $1,400. They made him givo up $600 of this amount, which wa forwarded by Ad ams' Express, dirceted to his wife. Tho officers, having informed Motley what dispo sition they intended to mako of tho moucy, ho at once returned to Danville, ana on re ceipt of the money, demanded it as tho hus band of Mrs. Motley, it was ucnvcreti to him, and ho immediately left for parts un known. Louisville Journal, Cure job Erysipelas. A correspondent of the Providence Journal says that in nine to-nine cases out of every hundred, cranber lies applied as a poultice will effectually cure the erysipelas, There is not an instance known where it has failed to effect a cure when faithfully applied, before the sufferer was in a dying state. Two or tluee appli cations generally do the work. Dollars per annum, in advance NUMBER 8. FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, Oct. 4. The Indian bu reau to day received a letter from Dr. For- ney confirmatory ot the report of the lndi ans robhiDg the mail 850 miles from Salt Lake City, lie wiya no attempt was made to kill the conductor, drivers or guard. That the Indians on the Humboldt have beon committing depredations for ten years, aud that this is the tji'bt outbreak during the present seajon. Gen. Johnston, at the request of Gov. Cumming, sent a military force of 150 met for the protection of the mails and travelers. Ihe steamers rulton and Harriet Iii9 will leave Norfolk to-morrow on the Para guay expedition. Secretary Thompson has gone to Phila delphia on business, aud wiil remain there several days. . . . . Attack of itib Indiana on a Psmbina Train. The Fraxer River Party. We huj the following letter from J. MuFetridge, Col lector of Customs at Pembiua, in the St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat. "It is with regret that I have to announce the murder of three of our people by the Si oux of the Plains. They were oo their way from St. Paul, and were within one day's march of Pembina, when the purty (only four iu number) was attacked by a party of nine Sioux. Thre of our men were instantly killed and sculped; the remaining one of the parly luckily made bis esca. ' I think it is high time tirtt the govern ment should lb) something for our part of Minnesota. As lor the Fort which is uow being buiton Red River, near Point Graham, it is no more protection to our traders than is Fort Riley. "The Sioux of the Plains have hung around 1'nmbina and St. Joseph all summer; aud as the most of our eople were either at St. Paul or on the Plains, laying in provisions for the winter, ihe few, who were left at home to make bay and take care of the cattle, were afraid to go out. "The Sioux killed an 1 scalped a man with in twenty feet of his own door, at St. Joseph, in the mouth of July. "These are facts, and should be attended to, as there are a great many of our people moving down the river to the Selkirk settle ment on account of the danger from the In dians, and the failure on the part of the gov ernment to protect the settlers." Ma. Buchanan's Message to ihb Qdmes. The Milwaukie (Wis.) Sentinel says: Exceptions having been taken by some members of tho Jewish persuasion to one particular paragraph in the telegraph dispatch sent by President Buchanan to Queen Victo ria. Dr. Isidore Kalisch, rabbi of the Ben Jeshuron congregation in this city, wrote to the Piesideut for au explanation. Yesterday Dr. Kalisch called upon us to read the Presi dent's rply, and requests its publication in the Sentinel. It is. as follows : Washington Clrr, Sept. 11, 1858. My Dear Sir : I have received your favor of the 5th iust., and permit me to say, that in the construction of my answer to the Queeu, I think you are somewhat hypercrit ical. Most certainly I never intended, by using the expression, "All the nations of Christendom," to cast any reflection upon the Jews Such an idea never entered my mind. Both as President of the United Stales and as an individual, I have ever been the advoca'e of religious liberty, and the per feet freedom of conscience. For many of your pursnasion I entertain the highest per sonal legard. and I would be the last man in i tie wm id, either in an oniciai document or a piivate latter, to use any expression deroga tory to their character, or calculated to wound their feelings. Yours, very respectfully, Jambs Buchana. Rev. Isador Kalisehe, Milwaukie. The Balloon Race. Day fixed and Terms agreed upon. The balloon race be tween two of the most celebrated aeronauts in the world, Mons. Godard and Prof. Sto nier, will take place on Monday, the 18th iustant. The inflation of the balloons, each containing 3G,000 cubio feet of gas, will commence at 9 o'clock in the morning, and the ascension will tako place at 4 o clock precisely. A committee of five well known citizens have been chosen, who are to act as judges, &e. They will decide whether the weather in the morning shall justify the in nation of the balloons. When the inflation has commenced the aeronauts must go. Each may take up a passenger, at his own discretion. The success of either will be in relation to distsDoe, not height. - Arrange nients will be made for each seroDaut to seud down, at every town passed, in a pra chute, a " log," or tote, containing tho name of the balloon which passes, and any incident occurring on the trip, which will be sent by telegraph, so that the oitizens here and elsewhere may be continually post ed of the whereabouts ot the aeronauts, and the success attending their aerial flight. Mons. Godard and Prof: Steiucr each ex- pect to be up three or four days. Cincinnati Gazette, Oct 8. Comets and Good Wines, By a some what remarkable coincidence, it ha been re markable that the years distinguished by su perior vintages, aud the quality of the vin tage has risen in proportion to the brilliancy of the comet. ' Indeed, so marked has this fact become, as to assume the character of a brand "Comet Brand" a iadicaling a superior vintage. This year the vintage is very superior, both as to quantity and qual ity, and we have a comet. Wilmington Journal. ' - JssJ" A friend relates the following: A mile or two from town, he met a boy on horseback, orying with the cold. 'Why don'l you get down and lead him? 'No' aid the boy, 'it's a b-b-borred Loss; and I'll tide him if I r-r.-eeze.'