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FOR THE SOUTH. I TERMS -Three Dollars per aunutu, tn advance. VOLUME I. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 6, 1858. NUMBER 10. A. M. HARLOW, ; Attorney at Law, YAZOO VCITY, MISSISSIPPI, WILL practice in the Probate and Circuit Courts of Yazoo and Holmes Counties; and, also, in the Higb Court of Errors and Appeals at Jackson. oot.9'58-ly D, . SANDERS, i Attorney at Law,. LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, Mississippi. Septemtwr 11th, 1853. yly C. t. .RAMKB,. .W. V. HENDERSON HAMER & HENDERSON, YAZOO CITY, MISS., WILL give prompt attention to all business entrusted to them in the Circuit and Probate Courts of Yaioo, Holmes and Madison, and the (Superior Courts held at Jackson. Sept. 1. 1858. 1-yly J. It. Bl BRITS, J. M ARM1STEAD BUR KITS & ARMISTEAD, ! A1T0RREYS AT LAW. YAZOO CITY, MISS. Sept. 1. lyly. W. S. EPPERSON, Attorney at Law, Yazoo City, Miss, Ami Commissioner for Louisian a WILL practice in the Courts of Yazoo, and the other counties composing the Fifth Judicial District, and the Courts at Jackson I S3T Ofice near the Court House. JFZ September 1, 1858. ly i J. T. RUSSELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Yazoo City, Miss., I 7 ILL practice iu the courts of Yazoo and T f adjoining counties and the Superior Uourt at Jackson, collections promptly attend ed to. . septl 'fits It. 8. a. PERKINS. ATTORNEY AT LAW, Yazoo City, Missistippi MTILL practice in the Circuit Courts o If Leake, Attala and Holmes counties, th several courts in Yazoo County, ami thb Court Held at Jackson.. Sept. I, 185S, W. BROOK E. A. K. SWEDES BROOKE & SWEDES, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, VICKSBURG, Miss., will continue to practice their profession In the Circuit, Chancery and Probate ICVktirta np VJtrran itniint. t, V If ut,n n Washington county, at Greenville ; Bolivar COunty, at Wellington j Issaquena county, at I xauuia, ana inebup.eme and Federal Courts at Jackson, : Sept. 1,1 8-H Dr. A. r. BIAGHUDEK, . HAVING located permanently, prof fere his orofeseional services to the citizens .of Yazon City and the adjacent country. mrumce, me iront room over layiors titore. October 1. 19-3m. : DIl.J, II. WILSON. I FFERS hissertices to the citiiena of Yaioo iV City, and vicinity. J Office at P. B. Cook & Co's Drug Store. II? lean be found at night at the residcuoe of Mrs. JCaradiue. fSept. 1, '58 ly. B. B. HOLMES, M. D H. YANDELL, H. D IDK9. HOLMES ft YANDELL LTAVE associated themsohes Til the prnc aX tice of Medicine, and respectfully tender itheir services to the citizens of Benton a.ld sur- t , .nunaing country. , Benton, Miss., Sept. 1, 1858. ly. HENRY LAURENCE, DEBT I f T, Office on Main Street, Yazoo City, , ' , ' REFERENCES ' Drs. Leake & Baruelt, Yazoo City. I. Townsend, M. D., Philadelphia. . B. McClellnn. M. D.. K W. Smith, Dentist, New Orleans . H, Knapp, " .C.Nott, M.D., Mobile. Yaioo City, September 1, 1858. COOKj.. J. p. THOMAS, M. D. ,.. PETER B. COOK & CO., . Klholrsalranl) Metal! i . CE 03 T (jn (BJ affi9 irn K-q . BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS ?aints, Oils and Glass, Garden Seeds,&c j Yazoo City, Sept. 1, 18.r3. lightning Rods, Pumps & Gutters "PHE undersigned is prepared td furnish and ' . P"t "pin the best Dianuer, and at short iotice, Lightning Rods, Gutters and Pumps if all kinds. , I Any orders left at Harrison & Hyatt's, or .t the Telegraph Office, will be promptly at tended to. -' , PAUL, j September 18, 1859. ERS8T W.-nDLLER. fl IVES lessons on the Organ, Melodcon, , imare, umtar, Violin. ionief and Compoaition of Music, Singing nd Yasoo City, October 23, 1858. B- WHOLESALE DRUG STORE. OHN R. GREfiN & CO., vmOLKSALE AND RETAIL DEAI.krh tw 1 Minors. Medicines. ChfimiflAls. pBrfnmA w - ' vituiurXI, FINE TOILET SOAPS; :.' Fine Hair and Tooth Brushes,' ANOY AND TOILET AWTTnT.ua )cntal aad Surgical Instruments, ( wAsmJXQTON STREET, 4 ' Tkk&hurf. Mlas. Orderg froa Merchants, Physioans and Unlera solicited. , , (0 IU, '5ly ?LAVORINQ EXTttAC PS i i ... .fUpP 3 .f H tte PPulr Flavoring Extract 8. 185S. p. n. COOK CO From the Mississippian-J I.INE8, To the memory of Mn. Eliiibeth R. Stover. Oh I why should we sorrow and weep for the dead T Tho' the cold earth pillow the once gentle head, And shut from our sight the soft light of the eyes, The spirit hath fled to its own native skies. Oh 1 why should we mourn them when blest angels br ght , 1 ' ' ' ' '" Are waiting to hear ttfem to regions of light ; Where the dark waves of sorrow ne'er "break on the soul, ' ' And the rivers of pleasure eternally roll ? Yet sad were our hearts when they laid thee to rest, And we knew the cald earth lay heaped on thy breast ; And we wept when we thought, thy brief life now o'er, . We should see thy frail fcrm, beloved one, no more. And fondly they mourn thee, whose eyes dimm'd , with tears, When they watched and they wept, through hopes and through fears ; Who fuin would have held thee away from the grave, But sunk in their anguish, too feeble to save. Yet how can we mouin thee whose fond hopes had fled, Who longed to be laid by the Bide of thy dead ; When death but released thee from sorrow and pain, And loved ones were waiting to clasp thee again! Then sweet be thy sleep in earth's quiet bosom Where roses will bloom and young buds blossom. And their odors breathe, till they wither and fade. Where thou and thy loved ones together are laid ! Though sad were our hearts when they laid thee to rest. Yet, blissful thy waking 'mid scents of the blest, When thy spirit, forsaking its mansion of clay, Awakes 'neath the noontide and glory of day; Where the sorrowing heart's ne'er heaved by a sigh ; Where the garlands of Hope ne'er wither and die: Where the fond eye of Grief's nev'r dimm'd by a tear ; And the flowers of Love no'er droop o'er the bier. 51111011,001.15, 1858. ,L. INDIAN SUMMER. There is a time, just when the frost Prepares to pave old Winter's way, Wheu Autumn, In a reverie lost, The mellow daytime dreams away ; When Summer comes, in musing mind, To goo once more on hill and dell To mark how many sheaves they bind, And see if all are ripened well. .With balmy bieath she whispers low; The dying flowers look up and givo Their sweetest incense ere they go, For her who made their beauties live.. She enters 'neath the woodland's shade. Her tephyrs lift the lingering leaf, And bear in gently where are laid The loved and lost ones of its grief. At last, old Autumn, rising, takes Again his sceptre and bis throne, With boisterous hand the tree he shakes, Intent on gathering all its own. Sweet' Summer, sighing, flies the plain, And waiting Winter, gaunt and griia, Sees miser Autumn hoard his grain, ; And smiles to thiuk it's all for him. ANACREONTIC. , Tell, tell me again and again that you love me! What mortal, from such lips, of such words would tiro! - 0, eloquent eyes ! that like stars blaze above me, My heart will consume in your tear-wetted fire! Kiss, kiss me again and again ! thus to madness Who would not be thrilled by you, beautiful girl T Soft bosom 1 upon thee rest never a sadness More real than the shadow that falls from this curl ! 0, cheeks ! so like opals, your dimples and blushes Are miniature goblets and heart-gushing wine I 0, mouth ! like the rosebud, your dew is so lus- oious, I thirst, as the sunshine, to make it all mine ! Thus, thus would I wish, an a bee in a blossom, Drink deep of the sweetness that's hid in thy breath! Thus, thus, with my head pillowed on thy white bosom, I'd wish to be found by the dork-angel, Death! , HOB OCT f OCR ROW. r One loiy day a farmer's boy Was hoeing out the corn, And moodily bad listened long To hear the dinner horn ; : The welcome blast was heard at last, : And down he dropped his hoe; But the good man shouted in his ear, "My boy, ho out your row I" ' Although a "hard one" was the row, , . To use a plowman's phrase, . And the lad, as sailors have it, , Beginning well to "haze," ,).. "I oan," he said, and manfully , He seized again his hoe ; ,1, And th good man smiled to see . The boy hoe out his row. The lad the text rem umbered, ' ' ; i ' i And proved the moral well, That perseveranoe to the end -, At last will nobly tell. " : Take courage, manf resolve you can, , ' And strike a vigorous blow In life's great field of varied toil, Alwaj hoe out your row THE FALL OF THE YEAR. Hark ! through the dim woods dying With a moan ; , Faintly the winds are sighing Summer's gone ! Hovr strange that time appears to advance with sucb increased rapidity as we advance in. years 1 In the bygone times of inno. cence aud youth, a day would seem almost, a week, a month a year, and merry Christ mas a long, long ways off ; but it 13 pro verbial as we progress in years, Time, like the acceleraied velocity of a body falling to the ground, wings its way with a flight so rapid thiit we exclaim, with tho old Latin poet "Fuga'ces annos !" Ah! "Tempus fugit" aud bears us along with rapid and resistless tido to the terminus tho end of nil time, so far as we are concerned, and launches us into an unknown oceun, without boundary or limit without years or eras. The yeur is passing rapidly away; winter aud spring and summer are gone. The season of the "sear and yellow 1-juf" is upon us; but in many respects this may bo re garded as the most pleasant and beautiful portion of tho year. 'Tis true, Bpring has more ot young life and promise in it, and the contrast between cold and cheerless winter and the budding forth and fresh beauty of the bright flowers and bursting vegetation makes this seasnn, to many, the most cheering aud refreshing; but then the season of autumn especially in October is a most delightful one. We have a mild, soft atmosphere. There is a groat beauty iu the variegated hues of the forest leaves the uiiugled tints of yellow, red, green and brown, which fills tho eyo with delight ; there is a mild, soft atmosphere breathing a soothing, tender melancholy, all givinj rise to many interesting and profitable re flectious. It is a seasou highly suggestive to a thoughtful mind, of tho waniug period of man's eurthly existence, whon tho brighter part of life has passed away, and the winter of existence is approaching. Ah, it man like nature, could be free from sin, might, not tho autu'iin of his existence be mild and sweet aud calm radiant with tho soft and mellow tints of a well .spent lifii happy and holy aud replete with the reflection and con solation that whan tho winter of death shall arrive, he might gently sink into the tomb not there to remain, but like the reviving spriug, to rise forth to a brighter existence, and live forever in tho presouee and glory of his Creator. Yea. but for this, the firm and fnilhful heart, Bolder than lion's, confident and strong, That never doubts its birthright to be blest. And dreads no evil wmle it does no wrung ; This, this is wisdom, manful and serene; Towards Qnd all penitence and prayer and trust. But to the truths of this shifting scene, Simply courageous and sublimely just Be then-such wisdom tbino, my heart within, There is 110 fue. no woe, no grief but sin. To the above busty reflections we subjoin tho following from a memorandum bonk, which, it is hoped m:iy be read with interest aud benefit, and is appropriate especially to this particular season : "Tho melancholy days have cime (To some) The saddest of the year." "The Harvest is past, and the Summer is ended." How many of us can look bock upon tho seasons and upon the passage of life, and the fleetiug opportunity which it typifies, and feel satisfied that we have improved our privileges. How many must add to the remembrance of the passing season, "and we aro not saved." Beautiful is the death of many-hued veg ctation ; and the truo lover of imlure, who is therefore 4 lovor of God, lifts up his heart in thankfulness that the supreme heneiiueuce baa made .even decay so glorious. In that beauty ia ihe promise (but in the providence of Him who "chaugcth the times and sea sons," Spring shall reawaken nature, and Summer again fulfil the promise of Spring. VVbilo the beauty tf the season surrounds us, iet us not be practical unbelievers, or forget th good and great Being, at whose biUdiDg they are here. As the leaves tali, let us reme mber that man cometh forth as a flower, and is cut down ; that all flesh ia as grus, aud the glory of mar. as the flower of tbe glass. Tho grass withereth, the flower tbereot falluth away, but the word ot the Lord endureth forever. Whatever else may .diange, there is One who chaogeth not, and His word, by the Gospel preached unto us, is preached also in the. works of His hands. In every evening's twilight, iu every season's chango, we are reminded of the approach of that hour when, as winter shuts up tua cur rent of the vegetable snp, and stills 'the murmuring of tho rills, death will freeze within our bodies tho vital current. If we would have our last days ou earth our autumnal hours beautiful, glorious and peaceful, let us live as mindful of these warnings, and when our harvest is past, our summer ended, we may be among tbe elect whom tbe angels of God shall gather together aud plce in that Houso not made with hands eternal in the Heavens. RnnRowrtTL. A woman, formerly of New ark, N. Jn but who, for the past ysar, had been living in Chicago, a few days since started, with a sick child in her arms, to re turn to Newark. When near Cleveland. Ohio, the child died in her arms. The moth er, disconsolate, and far from friends, with scarcely money enough to reach her friends, rather than leave her babe anions' strangers. continued on her journey, aud reached New ark, hav.ng carried tbe dead mtaot in ner arms the entire distance. The WA8nnuRNE8. W. D. Wasbburoe, a young brother of the famous three now in Congress, is nominated to the M nnesota Leg islature, and there i talk of adding hira to th Washburnea iu Congress next year. There is still another brother in Calilornla, who ra S candidate for Congress in 1858, and who yet intends to add bis name to the catalogue. JEFFERSON DAVI3 IN MAINE. Mr. Jefferson Davis, who has passed the summer in Maine, has made a very favorable impression upon the people of that State, and they an equally favorable impression upon him. We have already had occasion to speuk iu terms of praise of the national, conservative and patriotic tone of Mr. Davis' recent speeches. Whatever prejudices and sectional views he may have heretofore en tertained, he seems to have dismissed them all. He speuks in the lan.'uase of an American citizleu, proud of his country, and his whole country. Living in one extremity of the Union and visiting another, he be holds in the diversity of thoir pursuits no diversity of political interests, but one of the strong ligaments of the national Union. Undoubtedly Mr. Davis has (rained much by his visit to the North. He has been regarded as tho embodiment of Southern sectionalism as tho representative man amoug tlie fire-eaters. He has had an op portuuity to disabuse the Northern mind of that injurious impression. And ho has so improved it as to gain the confidence aud respect of a large portiou of his countrymen who have been accustomed to regard him with distrust and dislike. Far bo it from us to insinuate that Mr. Davis has changed his political sympathies, much less his polit ical principles, or abated one iota of that attachment which ho owes to the State and section of his birth. On tho contrary, we have seen nothing in tho speeches of Mr. Davis, during tho past summer, which any Southern citizpn could possibly fiud fault with, uuless it be tho tone of patriotism winch has pervaded them. The advocates of disunion and secession may well denounce them, but ho who sees in the Uuion and the government of tho Uniou the best assurance of our greatness and happiness as a nation, will williugly applaud tho patriotic senti ments ot Mr. Davis. lie wa3 present, tho other duy, at the meeting of the Maine State Agricultural Society, and spoke an hour and a half. A Portlaud paper says that his remarks elicit ed the most cordial approbation. We ven ture to quote aenndmsed suinmaiy of them : " IIu said he hud made no preparations for an address, but, on the contrary, had expected to hear one made by tome other person. He spoke of the interests of a country, and decUred agriculture to be the first tho mechanic arts were ouly tributary. Agriculture produces that which is the foun dation of a nation's greatness, and tbe me chanic arts largely increase tbe value of thi raw material. You ulso have the libcrul professions, said he lawyers and doctors and the less you have of them the better. Ut the clergymen, ha would have no re marks to muko. From tho different inter ests of the North and the Souih, some pre tended to see reasons why they should be divided. But he ssw why, particularly for tins, they should be united. Tho North, with its mechanical genius, would be a man; ufucturiug section, and tho South was a producer of staples. Behind this selfish inteiest, which formed a bond of union be tween the States, there was tho pride of be ing an American citizen the greatest coun try in the world, not reckoned by its armies aud navies, but by its resouices, tho genius ot its people, and their will and power to do what will become a froeman. The whole is my country, said tbe speaker, and I love it all with ail my heart. But, said he, "if I had uo love for any State but my own, still I should be interested iu the welfare and prosperity of Maine, for it will act and react iu Mississippi. The bund of nature set the seal of unity on this couutry; our fathers saw it and wisely embraced it, and patriotism made them one torever. JNew Lngland was celebrated for its manufactures, so much so that ingenuity had become a Yankee charac teristic. Tho uame Yankee was now a sy nonym of enterprise and intelligence, which was onco a term of reproach. And, said the speaker, you may well be proud that you aro Yankees in the schooUhouse, iu the public assembly, in the workshop, and on every sea, New England was celebrated for the power of mind over matter, which makes our people great. In closing, Mr. Davis disclaimed ever having any feeling of sectioual hostility to any part of the couutry in bis whole political action, and be express ed his best wishes for the present and future prosperity of all present. Phdaddplna North American. Mysterious Discovery. Tbe New Or eans Courier, of the 27th, pays : A most horrible and mysterious discovery of a wreck at sea, ia reported by Captain Farley, of the ship Wm. Singer, arrived yesterday from London. He says that on the 29th of beptem her last, in lat. 08. 40, long. 45.57 West, he discovered a wreck to the Northward, which proved to be the bark Mayflower of New York, with ucr bulwarks gone and nothing standing but her mizzen mast. Un sending a boat on board they found human bones strewed about the deck, and the bodies of a woman and child in the last stages of decomposition. The only ar ticles on board which could be identified, were a bundle of shirts, socks and handker chiefs, marked A. in red and B. D. J. and f. D. J., in blue thread, a chronometer dial marked "Two days, Loavett, Leadenhall street,, London, No. 270," and several arti cles of little value belonging to tho master or mate; and a silver wmoh "JNo. 9U0U, U. J. Oram, maker, London." s i She wag loaded with stone, and had evi dently been boarded before, as she was strip ped to the gunwales, The imagination shudders in picturing the story of horror, a sequel of which ia shadowed forth by this disoovery of Capt. Farley's. 3T According to late western advices, serious apprehensions are entertained of grnat trouble with tbe Indians about eighty miles below Fort Randall. From the Charleston Mercury. THE LAW OF PIRACY. The notion of the constitution which prac tically exists is, as I have staled, one, to wit, of a bond of union, and a huge charter o! powers to suit the exigencies ot thedoniiimni party. In every case the rninoiity have been overruled, but it would appear from our past history that truth ultimately triumphs. We shall have no more national banks; the system of protection is almost defunct ; and it may be that the slaveholding portion of! this confederacy may still find all their rights recognized and thair position secuiely estab lished. We have a very serious duty to perform; we have to place ourselves right, not in the eyes of the world, but in our own self-esteem We have to woik our way out of the false position in which we have so long remained. 1 lie approaching trial presents an opportuni ty. But let us always remember, that though we mu9t discharge our duty to ourselves aud I trust it will he done by assuming a position from which our ancestors would have shrunk, roritcan be proved that most ol the leadiusr founders of our remiblic were ! abolition's s. It is well known that the pro j tection of the slave t-ade was one of the charges brought against George III. by Mr. Jefferson in his original draft of the Deola- lation 0 Independence. This section was rj i 'ie highest guesis are welcome, if they siruck out, Mr. Jefferson said, in oointlaisai!e.eic',uje ln tll cas' uudrvss of the club; the to South Carolina and Georgia, and the N'or . strongest metaphor appears without violence, theru people 20uld not with a good con-!'f n !i familiarly expressed ; aud we theu science denounce the king for protecting a more easily catch the warmest feeling, if we trade in wh :h they bad acted largely as car Ii'eive that, it is iutentionally lowered iu litis. But even among the leading m-. n jn i exPress'"u uut of condescension to our calm South Carolina there were to be found large! B1' temper. It is thus that harangues and slaveholders whose sentiments were utterly ' declamation (the last proof of bad taste opposed to the whole system. : j""1! bad manuers in conversation are avoided, In the Federal Convention southern sen . wlaile the fancy and heart Cud The means of timents was decidedly opposed to the slavfej pouring forth all their stores. To meet this trade. The speeches of Mason of Virgin.: J,3pised part of language in a polished aro the armory Irom which the abolitionists jdr-ss, 'id producing all the effects of wit of modem tims have furnished their quiv-ia" eloquence, is a coustant source of agrec ers ; and had it not been for the determined !s'D'l! su'"Prise; This is increased when a few siand of John Rutledge on tbe subject, the ! M'1' u:itl higher words are happily wrought Federal Constitution would have stigmatized Ii' scut hern portion of the confederacy. With the piophetio spiri of a statesman he defended the inteiests of his constituents, and found au ally iu Connecticut, while Viiginia :nd Maryland, yielding to a sickly sentimen tality, were willing to put the seal of repro bation upon their own character. In tho debale on the reference of the abo lition petitions to which I refeied in my last, some of the principal speakers were Virgin ia delegates, and when the question was car ried by a vote of 43 to 11, the whole :r giuia delegation, excepting Theodore Bl iml and Isaac Cole, voted with tbe majority; three out of the four delegates from Maryland f up- ported the petition. Mr. Stone, of Marylan and Mr. Svlvester, from New York, and diddle height. In carriage she is graceful and two Virginians last named, voted with the" South Carolina and Gecrgia delegations' against tbe reference. I have already shown that six of the gentlemen who thus early 111 our history attempted by their votes on this occasion to make the constitution a nose of wax, had been members of the Federal Con vention. I have been at some pains, some may think' unnecessary, to expose the abolition tenden cies of our ancestors. . But it is not without its use. It helps to explain the seeming in consistency of a body of venerable and re spectable men, gravely attempting, almost immediately after the danger of a dissolution ot tuo confederacy had been avoided, to re duce to an absolute nullity tbe v ry instru ment by which the Uniou had been saved. The questions which arise from this view of the case are not sock as are to be settled by professional tactics. F. A, F. Ax Incident. About a month since, a stranger of fine personal appearance, evident ly reared amid tbe associations of good so ciety, applied to one of ihe benevolent so cieties of our city to be taken into their in- firmarv, as he was suffering under the first attack of fever, and had no friends in the city. lie was one of tbe first who came from the far North to seize the golden opportunity for desirable business situations made vacant by death, but found the beckoning of Fortune to be in reality the wave of the skeletou hand of the Pestilence. Around his couch strangers ministered with the tenderness and the assiduity of life long friends ; but the fever ran riot in bis veins, and his iron constitution only made tbe struggle with the disease the more ter rible. From the day he sought assistance, it was evident be was doome ! ; but in h s descent into the dark valley he had all the attentions which could have been provided in the Northern home. Tbe benevolent friends who had watched, and nursed, and ministered to him, and pro vided bun with a last resting-place in our city of the dead, wrote to his friends tbe sad tidings ot his decease, conveying his last mes sages of love to parents and relatives, and such consolations to the bereaved as were naturally suggested. In seven days from the receipt of the let ter iu that Northern home made desolate, while the fcver was at its height, a cousin, in the prime of life and vigor of manhood, arrived in the cit7 to convey the body of his deceased relative to its last resting-place be neath the funeral willows 111 the family bury ing-ground, Scnrcely had he time to find tbe charitable friends of the deceased beloie hs was seized with fever; his application for the body of his relative 'proved a demand for tbe same charities that had beer, bestowed upon the recent dead. He was placed in the same infirmary, oocupied the same couch, and after wiestiing with tbe pestilence seven days, died, and now lies buried by the side of him he came to bear back to his native home. N. 0. Picayune. 1 Two students have been expelled from the University of North Carolina fur fighting a duel THE TRUE TONE OF POLITli COWERS V T10K AND FAMILIAR LETTERS Wheu a woman ot feeliug, fancy and ac complishment, has learned to converse with ease and grace, from log intercourse with the most polished society, aud when sha writes as she speaks, .lie must write letters as they ought to be written ; if she has ac quired just as mneh habitual correctness as is recouoiltable with the air of negligence. A moment of enthusiasm, a burst of feeling, a flash of eloquence, may be allowed j but the intercourse of society, either in conver sation or iu lUere, allows no more. Though iuterJicted from the long continued use of elevated language: they are not without a resource. There ia a part of language which is disdaiued by tho pedant or the de ciuiiMcr, and which 'both, if tliey knew its difficulty, would dread ; it is formed of tho most fa'uiliar phrases aud turns, iu dailvmo Dy the generality of mankind, aud is" full of energy aud vivaciiy, bearing upon it tho mark of thoie keen f'eelii'gs and strong pas sions from wLich it springs. It is the em- ployuuut of sacli pbra.s which produces "at may be called colloquial eloauence Conversation and letters may be thus raised H any degree of animation, without depart ing Iroui their character. Anything may be said, if it be spoken in the tone of socie- l"w ula lexiure 01 mis taruiliar eloquence. Conversation is relaxation, not business, and must never appear to bo occupation. Piccolomixi in New York. The season opened brilliantly li st night. Every seat, every box, was taken. Au array of good toilets, unsurpassed anywbeia, graced the house. Maty beautiful women, too, were preseut, as well as a large gathering of nota bilities. Mr. Uliuian has redeemed his pledge of having a superior orchestra. There must be about fifty choice players who do their woik well. We did Hot iiear Mile. Piccolo miui in tbe first art. and j idge of her from uer rendering .ot the second, third and fourth acts. In person she is rather under rh mill. high bred. Her face boasts of a pair of dark eyes of exceeding vitality and expression, well tumed features, and remarkable powers of mobility. Her nature evidently is quir k, ardent and enthusiastic, ll-r voice is warm ly toned, and, in the lachrymose portions of the opeia, which abouud, is full of the love liness of tragic sorrow. In equality it is not of the hig.,cst rank, but the elect) icity of the artist lends it at the climax of intensity an expression which is apart and truly admir able. In the three acts which we beard, there is no florid music, so we can not judge of her ability to execute it. In declamatory iand sustained sing.ng passages, she is excel lent, iier phrasing leaves nothing to be desired. Her enunciation is perfect. With a true air of Italian nature, she is prodigal of facial expression, auswering to the senti ment of the moment. As an actress, she is charming. Her play of the arras is partic ularly good. The last scene of the broken hearted, dying consumptive was best at tbe close. Tbe tremulous agony of joy at meet ing her lover was exquisitely faithful to nature. The impression left on us was not that of a grand, but a beautiful artistfinished and fascinating. Tbe applause of (he audience was heartiest at the end, when Mile. Piccolo luini received the honor of a tiiple call be fore the curtain. Her dressing, we may add, wis excelleut in tbe best of French taste. N. Y. Tribune 2Ut. High Aiming. A Scottish Reformer late ly deceased, was so fully impressed with the idea ot always keeping before youth a high -tandard to aim at, on one occasiou be de livered himself on tbe hustings of tbe fol lowing magnificent sentiment : 'If I were a chimneysweep, and bad & son, I would bring him up with an ambition to sweep out Mount Vesuvius." A Yankee has invented a plague which kills off all who do not pay the printer. It has playd sad havoc it New England, and 1 ex eu ling rapidly west of the mountains. Some in Ohio and Illinois already begin to "smell a mice." Indiana is in danger. It is not generally known that a piece of loaf-sugar will instantly stop the most trouble some hiccough. Our devil says that a cup of cold water will do as well, for he has triwd it sugar of any kind not being very cotne atable with him. Toor devil ! , "Be careful how you drink, or you will wash the color off your cheeks," said a gen t'emau, as he handed a glass of water to a lady. "There is no dancer of vour ever ta king water enough to remove the color from face," waj the retort. Carracciole, to Neapolitan Minister, " re-' maked that the only ripe fruit he hd seen " in England was roasted apples, and that ho prefered the moon of Naples to the sun ot ' Ergland.' A man of great taste, sartin. ! Theie is a man in this city whose memory r is so short that it ouly reaches to his knee. , Per onsemi-noe, he has not paid for that last pair of boots.