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, g, rAtiioox & co,, I'nbiisjMTs. y FOR THE SOUTH. TEKIL'S Three Dollars per milium, In ndranre. CITY. MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 27, 1858. NUMBER 13. V01.OIK I. A. M. II A 11 LOW, ;) Attorney nt Law, yAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI, f'TflLI. p0"08 m tnc 110Dn,B an" J'rc011 liV (;our's of Ya7.no and Holutes Counties ; alsoin the High Court of Error, J innealS HI JHCiwrn. L D, W. SANDERS, Attorney at Law, kEXlNGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, i KT I LCICCItMll Sepjemtoirj JthJ 863. lvlv ThaMBK,-. ' W. V. URNBBBSOS "lIAMER & HENDERSON, . l AZOV Hill, iuioo., ftTnLIi Ee prompt attention to an mmim iVV t.n them in the Circuit and Probate jfjourts ef Yaioo, Holmes nnd Madison, and tbe noerior courts neiu in. unuiif"". - soPt. 1. 1858 l H-'y , '7Zvn.m J- ahmihtbap , BlBtS & AKMISTEAD, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. ' YAZOO CITY, MTS S. s"'1,-1jlJ.s:"-:- -- -1-vl-v' Llllorney at Law, Yazoo City, Miss, And Commissioner, for wuixian o U , t , r r ; ,n ('.llll.tl Ot 1 ZO0. !H'l 111 W other counties compost? tlio Fiiih Judicial District, and the Courts nt .1'icksoh. Oftct near the Venn nousr. September 1. 18"3- 1T V '- .J. T. IIEJSSELL, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Yazoo City, im.ss., ft7 ILL practice in the courts ot a7.ooami VV .,i;;,iimr counties nnd (lie Superior Court at Jackson,, Collections prompily aiie"i b. s. o. ij;juux. ; ATTORNEY AT LAW, '; Yasoo. City, Mississippi tT7"ILL practice in the Circuit Courts " l! AMlnil Holmes counties, th fcBvero.l courts ill Yazoo County, and tins Court held at JhcKjoi,. - N-pi. i. iioo. BKOOKK. "'. A. K-:.6iWEUES B3SOOKF, & ?MEDES, . iTnuwKVS AT LAW. VIOKSnURO. A Miss..'- will I'onlitiito in" practice their the Circuit. 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' ; HENRY LAURENCE, Office on Main Street, Yazoo City, KEFKP.RSCRS :' ' ;Drn. jPHlm c Jlnrnett, Y;if' CHv. ' R. Towdsend, M. D., Pliilarlnlphiii. I. B. ftlf.Clellnn. M. O., ir. V. Smith, Dentist, '' New Orleans V. H, Itnnpp, '.' " '.CNntt, M. P., . '' ' ' ' M'lliile. Ynzon City, Sepie'tiber l, 1353. , , , . Will be abRent on rrofedHiotinl liuptness for n f-w weeks from tho l'jtli of November. P. B. ciiott,.... '..'.. .....i. v. riinMAa, m. ji. PETER R. COOK & CO, xsn x& tsa cciiaaiw? 53 -' BOOKSELLEIiS & S TATIONEKS Paints, Oils and Glass,' Garden S"eeds,&c YwuoCity, Sept. I. 1853.. ' I'lglitiung ltods, 1'mitps & Onttcrs. rrllE unilersinned is preparer! to furnish and A put up in the best manner, and at short notice. Lightning Rods, Gutter's and Pumpa "I all k'nds. .. .. Any orders toft at Harri.'nn & Hyatt's, or nt the Telegraph Office, will bo. promptly at tended (o. . . p. PAUL. September 13, 1853. v . who les ale "ijtis rouEr JOH N li; (RElN,&;iC 0., WHOLSSALB AND RETAIL DEALERS. IK ' Bru js, Medicines, Chemicali Perfumery, 1 N IS TOILET SOAPS, , .,, rin IJalr nnd Tooth Brashes. FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES. Ociilal and Surdcal Instrumenls, WASHINGTON STREET, Ordpm from Arnmhanta. PhvMti,n rianlei a dolioited. , .... , , .. t: (Oct 1(1, '08 lv ,, 1 V REAMS mail (Jilt Letter Paper, IU do ' Pink Nate Paper, ' 10 v do " Assorted' White Note 'Paper, '.' ' ; Plain and Fancy. 6; do' filt Note Paper, very small, 6 ' do P iiiiiv lnrU llltipt T'nner. ' v J ist received and for sale by , n ' V. IS. COOK S CO... ATENT AIKOICINKS.-Alt th valuable . pnpuiBr laniny niemctnet constantly m I, i.i l .1., i.. V. i). COOK & CO. From the Mississipplan. ASHWOOD MY PRAIRIE HOME. BV JIBS, I. M. DAVIS, ; Home! What is it? 'Tis tbe place Where love sits tranquil on each face ; The place where heart and soul unite, , To cheer the day and bless the night. ; It is the place, when long away, Bright isions oft in fancy stray, T view the spot so dear afar, i ' That's guarded by some distant star. Sweet memory now is borne the while, Tboso quiet moments to beguile, - To my sweet home, in sunny clime, . Vbere creeps the ivy-trolliaed vine. 'Tis here the mock-bird chants bis lay, At noon, at eve, at bre ik of day, , And pours sweet music all around,; . That each may catch the gladsome sound. The lily stands with kingly mein, Besido the rose, of flowers the queen, '' The snow-drop with its petals fair, Tho oleander rich and rare. The'jeskmine of sweet perfume,' ' The honeysuckle fresh with Moom j All these are fringed by hedges green, ' ' And bright with dew, the tamarisk seen. And hsre the broad mimosa, too, With downy flowers exposed to view, The limbs festooned with ivy round, ' In graceful waves hang to the ground ; An arbenitic stands beneath, Almost enveloped by a wreath, ' Which wrnps this emblem of pure love la drapery falling from above. Hard by the shrubbery looms an oak, With spreading boughs and shadowy oloak, . It rears rtlul't its stalwart arms, To shield from blight each bud that charms, A perfect heart of life-liko mould, 1 ; Displays its outlines, strong and bold, ' Unproved upon its rugged trunk By nature's chisel deeply sunk. The vision touched with sense more keen, Looks forth in rapture on the tcene; A prairie stretching far and wide, With straggling shrub and tree to guide, Its undulating waves are seen, O'erspread with flowers and carpet green , Thoie varitd beauties grace the spot, And weave a charm around my cot. How oft amid these scenes so fair, I've raised my henrt in silent prayer To Him who rules the spheres abuve, Whose nature and whose name is Love, To lend me where the Christian laves , His trusting g;ul in blissful waves, . To guide my children while they live, . And grant tlum all that Heaven could give. l'ho heart, on the oalc i3 no poetic fiction. Ii is fourteen inches in diameter, well-defined, and was there wucu the place was firat settled. Naval The Washington Star says the Naval Court Martial, nt Norfolk, to try Lieut. Payne, of the Murines, fuiiud him guilty, and tbe Depnrt ment'bas dismissed him from tho service. Lieut. I'nyno is a native of Tennessee, and has only been five years in the corps. ' Mr. and Mrs. Pierce are enpccte4 at Florenoe, from Switzerland, en route for Home, whither Mr. Hawthorne has gane. Mr. tl. passed tho sum mer in a pleasant villa near Florence, with his family. The reading public will pnbahly not be disappointed in its expectations of another book from his pen. Jggy Luiiiile and Helen Western, two actresses, have brought a libel suit against the Cincinnati Gazette, laying the damages at $10,00J $3,000 each The allowed libel is embodied in an article recently published in that paper, which donounc ed the play of " The Three Fast Men," and stated that Lucille and Helen were sisters of Charles Mathews "little arrangement," meaning Liziie Weston Davenport. Cask of Gen. Haskill. Gen. Haskell, now in the Lunatic Asylum in Kentucky, has become entirely deranged, and there is no hope of his ever beinj? restoied. ; It is necessary to keep him in close confinement. ! So sets the sun of ft once brilliant intellect! KnOzville WA1V7. . Jons ' Van Cube!, on Fornet. Prince John the ether day made a speech in New York, In which bo dealt Fornev a clinoher. He Baid that if the Democrats about Tarrytown had searched Forney's hoot about the time he was making that speech there, It was more than probable that s pass could have been found therein from Seward. Tarrytown is on the spot where Maj. Andre was oaptured by Paulding and comrades during the Revolution. SEW For an editor to assert that be is the fast friend c Stephen A. Douglas and not an enemy 01 me anininistiHuou, ua ocuu i the s upe position ot the man wuo is projes sihalu n Christian, but practically a servant of,the Dovil. How can a man eulogise Doug' las in liia political onslaught upon Presiden Ruchnnan jnnd bis administration and be true and friendly to said administration f One of the two must be wrong. He will ha'.e the one and love the other. , Some politi cians are liks a very great many of our re llwioniBts thev are tivinor to serve two master. The Douglas Democrat is hurrah inar for the '"Little Giant,", and at the same time patting Mr. Hiiohanao on the back y inST, "don't be afraid, we'll stick to you." What liumbujrgery I Vhat deception ! They are eitheror" or'against! They hate the one or Jove the other... , ' , , Brownsville Journal. SJ We learn that Capt. Louis Julienne has been appointed Brigadier-General, by Gov, McWillte, in place of Gon. thus, ii Green, resigned. , From the Jackson Eagle. DR. NEWTON'S COMMUNICATION. Old School Preihjttrian Aitembly on Slavery. WHAT IS THEIR PRESENT POSITION ? This must bo ascertained from tlieir " acts. deliverances and testimonials" on the sub ject, as they are found recorded in their own published minutes. Frop. : The Old School General Assem bly claim that than faith on the subject of slavery is constant and unalterable that their testimony in relation to slavery has been uniform and that, during a period of sixty or seventy years tlicy have held and uttered substantially the same sentiments. rROOF : In the "deliverance,' drawn up by Dr. Rreckcriridce, in reply to the propo rtion for union from tho United Synod of the I'resbvteriun Churcb. South, unani mously adopted nnd uttered by the General Assembly of 1858, in New Orleans, we find the following : " I he subjects upon which the whole New School body differed from us at the period of t heir separation from us, and tho subjects upon which the two very"unequal portions of that body hive recently separated from each other, aro questions upon which we, as a denomination, are at, peace, and with re Ejard to the whole of which we see no occa sion to revise the constant and unalterable faith of our church, ot to enter into fi uiiless conferences." See minutes of tho Assem bly of 1853. . " The iwo very unpquul portions of that body" are the New School South, and the New School North, which (separated from each other in 1857 ; nnd the only subject upon which they differed and separated is the question in relation to slavery. With regard to this, tho Old School General As sembly say : They " sec no occasion to re vise the constant and unalterable faith ol their church." Further Proof: The As--eiiib'y (0. S.) of 18-16, thus profess and claim ; " Our church has, from time to time, duriug a period of nearly sixty yei'rs, ex pressed its views on tho subject of slavery. During all this period, it has held and uttered substantially the same sentiments. liclieving that this uniform testimony is true, aud capable of vindication from the word of God, the Assembly is Ht tho same timu clearly ot the opinion tbat it has al ready deliberately and solemnly spoken on this subject with sufficient fullness and clearness. Therefore, lu-solied, I but no further action upon this subject is at present needed." See minutes of the Assembly of 1840, p. 20G liaml's Digest, p. 814. Now what is the faith of the Old School Presbyterian Church, which up to the time ot the meetin'j ot tho General Assembly in New Orleans in May last, they say, has been constant and unalterable i Lat are tlie " sentiments," "substantially the t-ame," which they havo uttered " Innu time to time during a period ot nearly sixty years V" What is tho " testimony" on tho subject of shivery, which, during all this period," the Old School General Assembly has delivered ; and which, they profess and claim, ban been uniform and true, and capable of vindica tion from the word of God ? We can hope to ascertain " the exact position of the Old School Assembly on the subject of slavery," today, only by looking to the record ol tlieir deliverances during the period named. This record, genuine and authentic, is con tained in Baird'.i Digest; " CoWctiun of the Acts, Deliverances, und Testimonies, of the Supreme Judicatory of the PresLyte nan Church, from its onym 111 America to the present time,", a volume of 850 pages, octavo, published by the Presbyterian Board ot Publication, Fhiladelphia, ISiju. Let us look at this record. J ho nrst General Assembly was held in 1788. The Synod of iVcMi York and Philadelphia was " tho supreme judicatory" of the church before the Assembly was formed. This Synod, in 1787, mado a deliverance, on slavery, which the compiler of tho Digest designates as the "First action on the subject." The record of this action is as follows: " Tho Synod of New York and Philadel phia do highly approve of the general prin ciples in fuvor of universal liberty, that prevails in America, and the interest which many of the States have taken in promoting the abolition of slavery ; vet, inasmuch as uieu introduced from a servile state to a participation of all the privileges of civil society, without a proper education, and without previous habits of industry, may bo, in many respects, dangerous to the com in u nity, therefore they earnestly recommend it to all the members belonging to their com munion, to cive those persons who are ot present held in servitude, such good educa tion as to prepare them for the better enjoy ment of freedom ; and they moreover recom meud that masters, wherever they find ser vants disposed to make a just improvement of thy privilege, would give them a peculium or grant them sufficient time and sutlieient means of procuring their own lihirty at a moderate rate, that therebv, they may be brought into society with those habits of industry that may render them useful citi zens ; and, nna'ly, they recommend it to all their people to use the most prudent meas ures, consistent with the iuterest and the state of civil society, in the counties where they live, to procure eveutually the htial ab olition of slavery in Amorica." Baird's Digest, p. 807. , ' ' This is , the deliverance to which Dr Breckinridge alludes in his speech in tbe Assembly of 1858 to which the Editor of the lrue Witness gives bis " nigh approval when ho says, " the question of the black race and their relation of servitude was settled seveuty years since." Settled 1 How settled! ' '.. ' In 1793, the above deliverance was re uttered bv tho General Assembly. See Digest, p. 807. In 1795 : "The General Assembly as sure all the Churches under their care, that they view, with the deepest concern, any vestiges of slavery which may exist in our country, and refer the churches to tbe re cords of tbe General Assembly, published at different times, but especially to an overture of tho late Synod of New lork aud Philadel phia, published in 1787, and republished among the extracts from the Minutes of the General Assembly of 1793, on that head, with which they trust every conscientious person will be fully satisfied." Digest, p. 807. In 1815: "The General Assembly have repeatedly declared their cordial approbation of those principles of civil liberty which ap pear to be recognized by the Federal and State governments in these United States. They have expressed their regret that the slavery of the Africans and their descend ants, still continues in so many places, and even among those within the pile of the church. , Digest, p 808. Action of 1818. "Expressing the opinion of the Assembly in general as to slavery" filling more thau two entire pages of the Digest. I give the following extracts : "We consider the voluntary enslaving of one portioa of the human race by another as a gross violation of the most precious and sacred rights of human rature ; as utterly' inconsistent with tho law of God, which re quires us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and as totally irreconcilable with the spirit and principles of the gospel of Christ" "It is manifestly the duty nt all Christians who enjiy the light of the present day, when the inconsistency of slavery, both with the dictates of humanity and religion, has been demonstrated and is generally seen und ac knowledged, to use tho:r honest, earnest an 1 unwearied endeavors to correct the errors of former times, and as speedily as possible to efface this blot on our holy religion and to obtain the complete abolition of slavery throughout Christendom and if possible throughout the world." "We rejoice that the Church to which we belong commenced as early as any other in this country, the good work of endeavoring to put an end to slavery, and that in the same work many of its members have ever since been, and now nre, among tho most active, vigorous and efficient laborers. We do indeed tenderly sympathise with those portions of our Church and our country where the evil has been entailed upon them where a great and the most virtuous part of the community abhor slavery aud wish its extermination as sincerely in some others but where the mini her ot slaves, their igno-, ranee and their vicious habits generally, render an immediate emancipation inconsis tent alike with the suf'ctv and happiness of the master anil slave. With those who are thus circumstanced wo repeat that we ten dirlv sympathise. At tho same time, we earuestlv exhort them to continue and if possible to increase their exertions to effect r ..... ,.r. -r- a total abolition ot slavery.. See Digest, pages 809 and 810. Actios is 1815. In 1845 the committee to whom the pa pers and memorial on the subject of slavery were submitted, say in their report : "The Church of Christ is a spiritual body, whoso jurisdiction extends to the religious faith and moral conduct ot her inomners. She cannot legislate where Christ has not legislated, nor make terms of membership which lie has not made. The question therefore which this Assembly is called to lecide is this : Do (he Scriptures teach that the holding of slaves, without regard to cir cumstances, is a eio, tho renunciation of which should bo made a condition of mem bership in the Church of Christ? It is im possible to answer this question in the alfirm ative without contradicting some of the plainest declarations of the word of God. We feel constrained to say that however de sirable it may be to ameliorate the ooudition of the slaves in the Southern and Western States, or to remove slavery from our coum try, these objects, we are fully persuaded, cau never be secured by ecclesiastical legis lation." Tho report is long. Tho above extracts are a fair specimen of its general tenor. It was adopted with the two resolutions which it embodied, as follows ; "Itesolvd, 1. That the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church iu the Uuited States was originally organized, and has since continued the bond of union in the Church upon the conceded principle that the existence of domestic slavery, under 'he circumstances in which it is f u id in the southern portion of the country, is no bar to the Christiau communion," "2. That tho petitions that ask the As sembly to iujKo the holdiug ot slaves 111 itself a matter of disoipline do virtually re ouire this indicatory to dissolve itself and abandon the organisation under which, bv the Divine blessing, it has so long prospered. The tendency is evidently to separate the northern and southern portions of the Church, a result which overy good citizen must de plore as tending to the dissolution of the Union of our beloved country, ana wbicu every enlightened Christian will oppose as bringing about a ruinous and unnecessary scinsiu between cretnron wno maintain comuiou faith." "The yeas and nays being ordered, were recorded." "Yeas 168, Nays 12, Excused 4.J Minutes, 1340, p It), digest, p oio. This action of 1845, having a seeming ten doncy Southward, and baviug been claimed as a sort of triumph in this direction, the Svnod of Cincinnati, five Presbyteries and many ministers, ruling elders and members of the Church, in the Northern States, thought that its languago ueeded explana tiou, and petitioned the Assembly of 1846 to utter additional testimony or to re-affirm or explain tho testimony previously given. In accordance with this request, the Assem Ibly of 1846 adopted a minute affirming the consistency of the action of 1845 with all previous deliverances, as follows : Actios of 1840. "Our Church lias from lime to time, du ring a period of nearly sixty years, expreiw-d it 8 views on the subject of slavery. During '.II this period it has held and uttered sub stantially the same sentiments. Believing that this uniform testimony is true, and ca pable of vindication from the word of God. the Assembly is at the same time clearly of the opinion that it has already deliberately and solemnly spoken on this subject, and with sufficient fulness (and clearness. Thetef'ie, Resolved, That no further action upon this subject i.i at present needed Ayes 119. Nays 13. See minutes of Assembly, 1840 pge 200- Baird's Digest, pag- 814. This sweeping declaration, embracing 11 period of nearly sixty yais, and rendering and endorsing all the abolitionism of all this period from 1787 to 1845 all is uniform. oonU:etit, and substantially the same tho' sufficiently explicit and comprehensive to A-siire the most skeptical that the church had no idea of receding from her ancient 'uniform, constant and unalterable faith' on the subject of slavery was nevertheless followed up by a special exp anation and disclaimer as to the action of 1S44, adopted unanimously, a follows : The following resolution wns otf jted by the Rev. It. M. While, aud was adopted without division :1 Resolved, That in the judgment ot this House the action ot theGeneial Assembly ot 1846 was not intended to deny or rescind the testimony often utiered by the G"ii ral Assemblies previous: to tbat d te. Minutes, 1840, p 207. Baird's Dig-st, p 814. 1850. In 1850, the subject being again introdue bv overtimes from tbe 1 .csbyterv of Beaver, aud the Church ot Rocky Spiitig in the Presbytery of Chillicotlie, the commilte. on bills and oveitures re.omineuded that it be Resolved, That the previous and repea'ed declarations of the General Assembly upon the subject of American shivery are such as to render any action upon the above overture and memorial unnecessary. The overture was laid on the table. Min utes, 1850, pp 450, 481. Baild'b Digest, p 814. Reader, you have before you the docu ments and deliverances of the UIJ School i Pi esbyterian General Assembly 011 the sub-j ject of slavary. I will thank you to preserve ; this paper. We shall perhaps want to look't. Ami rew street, and was exiiilaratinj bile at these documents iigtiiii, 1 wish 1 b id space to give every word ihe Assembly ha ever uttered on this subject. This, however, is not so necessary as their faith on the subj-jct of slavery is 'constant and unaltera bin,' and their uniform testimony always consistent, and 'the sentiments held and u'lered' by them aro always 'substantially the same.' Now what is the 'exact position' of the Old School Presbyterian Assembly on the subject of slavery I W bat was ihuir position in 1787, when they recommended all tlrir 2eople to use measures to procure the final abolition of slavery in America ? What was it in 1793 and 1795, when they mpeated this recommendation ! What was it in 1815 '. What was it in 1818 when they exhorted their people to increase their exertions 'to effect a total abolition of slavery' declaring that slavery is inconsistent 'both with the dictates of humanity and religion,' and en joining It upon all to "use tneir- lione-t. earnest and unwearied endeavors to efface this blot on our boiy religion, and to obtain the complete abolition ot air very throughout th world V What was their position when they passed what the editor of the Presbyterian of the West styles the 'Buncomb delivtrance ol 1845 which deiiverance, according to the editor of tli a Si. Louts Presbyterian, (Dr. Rice) 'does not contradict the past condem nation of slavery nor contain one expression that wears a pro-slaveiy appearance or that will bear any such interpretation?' What was their position iu 1840, when with a reach of 'nearly sixty years' they reuiieml and emphasized the deliverance of past Assemblies 'during all tbu puriod t What ts their position, iu 1858, when they stand up before all the world, in ihe chief city of the South, and .without a blush unanimously avow and publicly proclaim their approval of all the r abolition deliver-j ances, and f arlassly g'oiify themselves, as a church whose fai .h on tliissuhiecl is constant and unalterable and whoe past action they see no occasion whatever to revise ? Read', what is the exic.i position of the Old School Pr gbyteiian Assembly on the subject of slavery ? Is it sound ! Is it scriptural t ' Is it tafe ! Is it trustworthy ? Is this Hn abol.tion Assembly ! Say yourself Isilt Read these document", ye Presbyterian, of the South. Aie you using your ' honest. earnest and unwearied endeavor to obta n the complete abolition of slavery,' as requ'te, by the highest judhatory o' your church Read, ye men of the South generally, and say if you are not convinced that this c'iuh-Ii has bought the peace on this subject, of which they boa t, (but which they do not eigoy.) by surrendering the principles and riglns of ill South t . Can it be possible that the OM School Presbyterians in the nrdst of us Lave been aware of the exact position of the General assembly on this subject I It lia been stout'y maintained, that if there is a body ou earth whose position on the aubjec' of slavery is ' clearly defiued and perfectly understood,' that body is the Old School Presbyterian General Assembly. , I do no begin to believe any suoh thing. I am very far from cherishing the suspicion of my many friends and acquaintances of that deiiomim- tion. which such a beliet must neeessari ly engender. The thing ia probably well enough understood in the North, and by a traitorous few among us. My purpose is to contnbute rav sha-e in help ng forward so clear a defi. nition of th Assembly's 'exact podtion ' on this su'.j-iet, ihat every Southern rain may have a perfect understanding of it so that ho who read 1 nvir run, or renounce nnd de nounce the co istaitt and unalterable faith, and utterly rep idiate the uniform deliverance ot such nn Assnmbly. A. NEWTON. Jackson, Miss., Oct. 8, 1858. A FIGHT MOSTLY-. a little pleasurable excitement We bad yesterday in witiii-sswi" about two thirds of a good old fashioned Georgia fight, nn in cident which agreeably obtruded upon tbe stagnant monotony of these dull time. The combatants were both Georgians, a wa gathered from tln-ir remarks, and evidently had been liiends up to the rupture in ques tion of lheir amicable relations. Whiskv had brought them to that, riortnd state of pugnacity which is lh- birthright of the na tives of 1 hat chivalrous commonwea'th, and seemiiiglj oblivious to the fact that they were mi New Oilcans and not in a Georgia town mi "Court wei-k," thuy pasgnd through tbe first thild of the fight, which consisted 0!' an immen-ity of braggadocio, which would have tnado a very Gascon vote himslf a fool in thj business. "I'm a boss, I am," said Georgia No. 1, "and. g-nUt-.incn, I can eat up fo. (odder that ar huckleberry raised, dirt' -Hting, bUie-bellied blower. I can, whoop!" To which No. 2 responded : "G -ntleraen, I'm a painter, (panther) I am, and lean t'ar up into shoe-strings that ar ager -skinned janJors struck, limber-kneed child! Let him c one on now ! I feel owdai'ous, I can tell yon!" "0 I'm ready child," said No. 1, wiih gsv ferocity, "jist write to your friend f yni are g vine to lock liorn with this boss!'' "Coinn on," rejoined No. 2, ' hera'p the pain e"'ll claw your yaller h'de 'iito more Htreak 'n a coon t.kin. d n your gopher-headed, lio:eed ci in n 1'n Mice ! " "Is it a fa'r tout then?" 'Yes, ta'r font, gi.ugn an' bite, rough an' I limbic, old Georgia fashion. Wad in chicken!" Energeiisallv acting upon this intimation, the 'chicken" "waded in" w'th toe fury of an embodied white 'quail, and was waded into with equal good will. This was the second third of the fight, and the third third that of wing an eye or two pulled out an a nose bit off, we did not witness as it did not occur, a rumor of approaching police and the companion of the belligerents c-usitig a stomnga of the absorbingly interesting proceedings. The little affiir occurred up near the levee end of It lasted N. 0. Trui Delta. A HUNDRED YEARS AGO. Th Pittsburg Post of the 21st instant, alluding to the near approach of the ono hutiiiredth anniversary of Old Fort Du quesne, says : " One hundred years ago there was not a single white man in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois Territories. Then, what is now the most flourishing pari of America, was as little known as the country around the mountains of the moon, t was 'not until 1709, that the " Euntur of Iventuckv," the gallant and adventurous i ooiie. left his home in North Carolina, to become the fits? settler of Kentucky. The tirt niiitirs ,,f Ohio diil not flattlp until lw,.r.,v veH,s fter .; ,;n.,e. A hundred wars ago, Canada belonged to France, and the whole population of the Unit'-d Stated did not exceed a million and a half of peo ple. A hundre 1 years ago, the grea Fied erick of Prussia was performing thus- great exploits which have made him immortal i-i military mm lis, and with hi" little moi.archy was sustaining a single handed C' us' wiih Russia, Ans'ria and France the three g-eat powers of Europe combined. A hundred Vi-ar igo. Napoleon was 1101 born, and Wa-hinglnn was a young and modest Vir ginia Colonel, and the great events in the history ot two worlds, in wnich thee great but dissimilar men took leading parts, were then scarcely foreshadow ed. A hundred years ago. the United Statts were the most loyal pu t of the British Empire, and on the political horizon ro speck indicated tbe struggle which, within a score of years thi reatter, established ihe great Republic cf the ww Id. A hund'ed years go, the-re were but f ur newspapers in America steam engines bad not been imagined, and rail roads and telegr .phs Lad not entered into the remotest conceptions of man. When wo come to look back at it through the vi.s ta of history, we find that to the century wiitcti lias passes Mas neen aliened more important events in their bearing upon the haimine s of the world than almost any oth. r which hase'apel since the creation." A hundred years hence what will be the ddvidopeiiinuts ! It is past finding out ex C pi. in onu thing a thought which aston idiel Xerxes when ho sto"d upon Mount A thus a'!, with but few exceptions, now living will be dead. A Salamander. The filth attempt hs been made to destroy tbe Avalavchk oGicy bv fi-. Yeti-rday mornin, ihe d ntiolica. inctnd ar in almost succe-ful. He used the gaJ-b'.irner, as is generally suj-Mwil by those who h ive witnessed the so no of bit operations iu the press-room. For a tiiti ihe room was filled with Amies, wh-eh bu st through lh adjoin;rg boot nnd shoe store, und-ir the Eagle and Enqnirer pfl'i c, 'n i finally reachd the roof. By the exeiliona of ou- gallant fi emen the flames were ecoi, -uppiesed,' and, fortunately for a'l pat tics, the greatest lo,s being caused by the bound less kindnef.s of the " machine boy," v liii h induces them to water the world wilh tear when mi-fortunes like this befall tlieir f. 'low mn. We thank them with all our lieart, and may Tet serve them a good turn. V'e never forget n kindness, and especially one of the practical character given us yeste;r!fy morning. Memphis Avalanche, Nov 1 No newa from the Crimea.