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ft s, CALIIOO & CO., rublihcrs. r 'VOLUME I. Kil)D, M. Tt J. II. WILSON, H. D. . Drs. KIDI & WILSON. YAZOO CITY, MISSISSIPPI. 'tir Wilsoh has removed his residence to the one lately occupied by J. N. Ratcliff, opposito S U Wilson's. Office with Dr. Kidd. Yssoo City, January 15, 1859. (ly 1 Instruction iu Music. f Vatoo Oitv and the community at large Pianos, Orgaus,, Melodeons, &c, &c , tuned and aniired. Ystoo City. January 1, 1859. (18-tf jt. 0. NT!! P- IIILt, Yasoo City, : i ; .C-mlon. M E Si. HILL, ATTORNE Y S AT LA W , General CcHecUiig ,and Land Agcals, YAZOO Cm' AND CANTON', MI3S.. 'ILl, hereafter practice their prefe-ssion in oiirtncrnhii), anil will keep olhoes m both Tmin Citv and Canton. They will attend the circuit Chancery, and Probate Courts in V azoo, MaJiaon and Holmes Counties, the High Court of Errors and Appeal", ami iub arcuii vourt oi me United States at Jackson. They will attend, to the unfinished bus ness of N. 0. & S. E. Nye. ' November 0, , ; (Gra A. M. HARLOW, ; Attorney at Law, LEXINGTON, HOLMES CO., MISS., 1TTTT.1. nrnctice in the Probate and Cironit I Courts of Yaroo and Holmes Counties ; nd, also, in the IligU Court of l-.rrors and Appeals at Jackson. s oct.!! 08-ly ( D, W. SANDERS, i Attorney nt Law. LEXINGTON, HOLMES COUNTY, I- . - " ' Mississippi. September 11th, 1853. yly . I. IMMIR W. V. IirSDKllSON 1IAMER & HENDERSON, ' 4 st up uui s XT , sa t Cla aa . ; YAZOO CITY, MISS., TITirX jrire prompt nttention to all business Vi entrusted to them in the Circuit and Probate Court f Vmon, Holme and Madison, and the t ujierior Court held at Jucksotii .( S,'pt. 1. 183?.' ' ' ' 1-yly . b. Btritai'.' ' ' J- M' AIIMIHTEAD ABlIii:US & AHMISTKAD, A'xTORKEYS AT LAW. YAZOO CITY, MISS. f'pt'. !. !8'9 ':- ; " lvly. XV. S. UI'I'LRsOX, Attorney. at Law, Yazoo City; Miss, Anl Com-nixawnrr for Lmtisian c prneti"ein the Courts nfYnioo, and the other counties camp'osmi; the Fifth Judicial I 'lf't and tin- .'ourt at Jnukson. 't-f Office nenr the Court House. . Seniemhr. L 1Sj8. ., 1 v It. S . PF.ISSilOi, ATTORNEY" AT. LAW, - ,' t ' ; , Yazoo Cily, Mississippi , TILL practice in the Circuit Oiiris i Inke Attnlu anil If, it in AC frtiin tine t h f versl cnurts in Vmk County, ami the. Cour: held at Jackson.. . : i e I W. HBOOKIi. - ' A. K. SMEUES ATTORNEYS AT LAW, VICKSBURO, Miss., will continue to practice their rrofessinn in the Circuit, Chanrery and Probate (Hurls of Wurren cimntv. at , Vinksbnr. Washington comity, at Greenville ; Bolivur cunnty, st Wellington ; Issaquena coimly, at 'Nina, i ml ihe Supreme and Federal Courtsat R. HOI.MFS. M. D . . , H- VANBRLL, M. D BUS. HOLMES & YANDELL 1 1 A VE uf.sfi(riatpd fhemsehes hi tho" 'prac--f tlce of Medicine, and respectfully tender ll sir services' to the citizons of Benton u.nl sur- ' nodinj' country.' .... .. ' , . GEKTuti, Alixs.', Septk, 1 , 1S53.', U. .' ', HENRY ; LAURENCE, ..t I E.VT I S" T,. Office on Main Street, Yazoo City, . .. . REFRHEXCES ! ' 1 Drs.' LmIib fsr It,, met I . Vimn Pit o K. Townseml, M. D., 1 ' Philadelphia. O.McClelian.M. L., ' ' ,f. W. Smith, Dentist, New Orleans 'n.BLtiapp, ,''." I , !.. :', t . 'C.Nott, M. D., i Mobile: Vu)o City, September 1, 1853. , . : C0Ki.i..ii'.. ................. J. t. THOMAS), M. I. PETER B. COOK & CO, : ' E2J)oiaieanbMmil ta aa tcr as a sa cs sa, 1 Hook SFI f Tils a, CTivinnrns faints, Oils and Glass, Garden Seeds,&c zoo uny, Sept.' 1, 18. ' Rhtiuna; Uods.r V uraps & Clutters. 'pHE undersigned is prepared to furnish and --PUt tip in the beat mnriner? anil h,,rl notice,: LrRhtning Rods, Gutters ana- Pumps of H kinds. -"" .,t. . ,.. v Any order left it Harrison & Hyatt's, or 'he Telegraph Office,'' ym be promptly at tended to. " ' ""P-'Pati WllOLT-SAI.E nUUO irnni; J 0 11 N R . I1REEN & COi, WH0LK6ALE AND RETAIL DEALERS I If mgs, Medicines, Chemicala, Perfamery, 1JN li TOILET SOAPS, Fine Tlnlr and Tnnlh ItrnthM kC-x,Av TOILET . A HTIO liES toI -and Surgical Instruments, WASHINGTON STREET, . Ticksburg, Miss. Orders from Ilcrohants, Pbysioana and lanteri ..lioitea. (Oct 18, '68 ly PROF. 3- BOEHMER offers his services fW teacher of Vocal and Instrumental u,r Thorough Bass c, to the people lAZOOJinjJISSKpPI, SATURDAY MORNING. JANUARY 22. I8;)9, . a Reflective retrospect, bt johh 0. saxs. 'Tis twenty years, and something more, Since, all athirst for useful knowledge, I took some draugh ts of clussio lore Drawn very mild at rd College. Yet I remember all that one Could wish to hold in recollection : The boys, the joys, the noise, the fun But not a tingle Conio Section. I recollect those harsh affairs', . The morning bells that gave us. panics ; , I recollect the foimal prtyers, That seemed like lessons in mechanics ; I recollect the drowsy way In which the students listened to them, As clearly, in my wig, to-day, : As when, a boy, I slumbered through them. . I recollect the tutors all ' ' ' : As freshly now, If I may soy so, ' As any chapter I recall In Homer or Ovidius Naso. t rejollect extremely well, " Old Hugh," the mildest of fanatics ;' , I well remember Matthew Bell, But very faintly, mathematics. I recollect the prizes paid ' For lessons fathomed to the bottom ; (Alas, that pencil marks should fade 1) I recollect the chaps who got 'em The light equestrians, who Boared ; ' O'er every passage reckoned stony : And took the chalks, but never scored A single honor to the pony 1 Ah me ! what changes'time has wrought ; And how predictions have miscarried! A few have reached the gaol they sought, And some are dead, and some are married ; And somif in city journals war; And some as politicians bicker ; And some are pleading at the bar For jury-verdicts or for liquor. And some on Trade and Commerce watt j And some in school with duncos battle; And some the gospol propagate And the choicest breeds of cnttlo ; And some arc living at their ease ; And some were wrecked in "the revulsion;" Surae serve the State for handsome fees, And one, I hear, upon compulsion ! Lamont, who, in bis college davs, Thought even a cross a moral scandal, II as left his Puritanio ways, And worships now with bell and candle; And Mann, who mourned the negro's file, And held the slave as most unlucky, Now holds him, at the market rate, On a plantation in Kentucky ! Tom Knox, who sworo in such a tono . It fairly might bo doubted whether It really was bimtlX alone, Or Knox and Erebus together, lias grown a very altered man, And, changing oats for mild entreaty, Now recommends the Chiistian plan .To savages in Otaheite ! ' - Alas, for young ambition's vow, Jlow envious fato may overthrow it Poor Harvey is in Congress now, Who strugg'ei long to be a poet ; Smith carves (quite well) memorial stones. Who tried in vain to make the law go, Hull deals iu hides ; and "Pious Jones" Is dealing faro in Chicago ! And, sadder still, the brilliant Hays, On. e honest, manly and ambitious, Has taken latterly to ways Extremely profligate and vicious ; By slow degrees I can't tell how Ilo's reached at last the very groundsel, , And in New York he figures now, A meniber of the Cuminon Council! A Chapter op First Tuinos. Cats wore first di-covered to possess niua lives by M.'sostr:s, ot Mypt, 101:0 li. V. , : , . Too.thpicks were invented by Diodorus Nculus the historian, at Alexaudria, 58 li. (J-, to pick the "tooth ol time. Back straps were first applied to iron shovels at Schoenbrun, by Multutn in Parvo July 14th, six P. M., A. L). 1397. The first apple-stand established by wo man, at Eden, in Armenia, 4004 B. C. lied tape was hrst used to decorate the eyes,' by Silenus, a schoolmaster, at Attica, March 25th, (year uncertain.) A stand-up dicky first worn In Hull, June 5th, A. 1). 1797. ' , , Dealings with the dead, first perpetrated by Sigma, April 1st. A. D. 1851, and filial ly terminated very appropriately by running the subject into the ground. Meat Hash. A few weeks sine a family in Boston, having heard of h cook who h id been highly recommended, &he was employed by tbetn, and one day was ordeied lo prepaie si 'hash" for dinner. The hash was served, and it was excellent all eagerly partaking of it until the dish was sciaped out. So pop ular, after this did the hashes of tho new ook, become, that it was nothing but hash every day. At lasl the jvHr cook, brining in h large dish ot it, the perspiration pouring from her face, she sat it down, and turning to her mistress and drawing herself up, said : : "iVadiin, 1 must quit ye. ' "Why, what's the matter, Betsy !' "Cause, ma'am, I can't give you hash every day and fotevei' me jaws is all broke down anil me teeth is all worn out, chawiu' it foryez l ,. Powerful 'Discourse. It is stated that a minister ol Fitchbmg, lectured so power mity, a lew qay Rgo, against the use of to bacco, that several of his audieuce went home and burned theii cigars holdinc one end of them in their months. FOE THE , THE CONTRAST The relative attitudes of nartiea are otten determined by the utterances of those who are recognized as their representative men It is in this view that we have copied into our columns to-day an article from a Uougia piper in Maine, contrasting the positions ol' Senators uavis and Douglas on the qt'cst.on of Squatter Sovereignly. The article, it ill be olisetved, emanates from a source bitterly hostile to the Southern Senator and the in terests he represents ; but th.ae are clearly presetted, and are iudi.putab'e because they are drawn from cot grai(uial records. The wiiter has turned over the pngea of the Globe and by comparing Senator D ivi' posiiion in 1850 with his position as defined in November, 1858, has ascertained that there is no discrepancy ; that then as now, he abjured the doctrine that it belongs to Congiess to invest the territories with "lawlul means" to exclude slavery, and that then as now, he held that the Constitution carries slavery into the territories, and thf th3 Southern Slates are entitled to '.he protection of all the rights which it was designed to secure. This is the doctrine of the Supreim Court and is the creed of every advoc- te of Slate Equality in all parts of the Union. On the contrary, Judge Douglas is shown by his speeches to have occupied a position in direct antagonism to the foregoing. In 1850 he contended for the omnipotence of Squatter Sovereignty. lie was "not pie pared to say that under the Constitution, we (Congiess) have not the power to pass lawn excluding negro slaves Iroin the territories ;" and he proclaimed' the undoubted riifht ot the inhabitants to exclude the South if it was their will to exercise it. It was in the pur suance ot this idea that in 1850 he advocated the admission of California into the Union, as a separate measure a schema which 'he Mississippi delegation characterized as the 'Wilmol ProvtkO in another form." " To such an extent did Douglas push the vile theoty of Squatter Sovereignty, and so energetically did he persist in his endeavors to carry it jut,, practical operation, that in the memorable canvass of 1851, inlellig in correspondents of this paper uneil that il was the duty of the people ol Mississippi to remove h's slave propeity from her borders; they argued with justice that it was not proper for the State longer to afford p-otection to tht interes's of a Senator who was devo ting nil his talents to the desttuction of hei rights and to her degrada ion from her po sition of equality in the Union. Tho Maine paper lakes care to omit all inference to the attitude of Judge Douglas in 1814. As the accredited author of the Ne brnska bill and of a Leport in vindication of its principles, he abandoned the odious ground which he occupied in 1850; and on a inenioiable t ccasion when imetrogated by his colleague touching his opinions of ihe lower of t lie inhabitants of the territories ovei slavery, he declared it a proper question for adjudication by the Supreme Court ami indicated his readiness to nlide its decision. Hut in 1854 he returned to his former aboli tion a'liances renewed his devotion to the objectionable doctrine even after the decision of the Supreme Court was rendered igain-i it, ami in the face of the well esiabli-hed creed of the party to which he affected al e giance and unbltishiiigly proclaimed the dogma which has been accp ed by theib'li bolelh of the Black Republican organization. By biinging these facta to light, the Maine p;iper has performed a service although in a somewhat ungracious style- and has enti tied itself to the thanks of the Southern Jemocracy. It is a vindication of a Missis sippi siatetmaii ; il. is a witheiinj; exposuie ol the Illinois politician. Missistippiun. From tub Plains. The St. Louis Re publican of tin 7th, noticinj the arrival nl the twenty sixth oveiland mail, on the n;cht of the Glli, with S.iu Francisco dates of the 1 3 li ult., savs Three c 'inpanies of U. S. Dragoons had crone out from L s Angeles with a train ol eighteen wagons, to establish a post in the JNaviijn country, three hundred miles above Fort Yuma, on the Colorado river. The Navajoes, after driving back the mail, hicl was returning fro n Stockton to Kansas Cuv. Mo., had declared that no mora mail parties snould pass through their lenitorv, and that they would massacre the uext one which came in their wey. Along the BulturfieuJ route, tho one over which Mr. M. came, the employees of the Mail Company and the Camanches were vir tually at war. Ihe former are stuidy, haidy fellows, and seemed more anxious to fiVhi than their Indian enemies. They were omlding strong station houses of adobes or stone, and had from ten to twenty p-uns at each of them. ' The Camanches had gone to a station, belisved to be rope s beyond the Llano Estacado, and run off twenty-seven mules. .' When the stage arrived there, the station i men were all out huntini; for their lost stock, rdiI the coach was compelled to keep ou forty miles further with the sain team' for want of a relay. In nassinw mn the Pecos river, aftJr nightfall, the drivers and conductors of the coach one night, seized their guns and fired hastily two rounds at a petty of ten or fifteen Camatiehes, whom they saw ahead of them, by the moonlight. The Indian were on horseback, anil escaped without being wounded. They did not offer to return the fire. Women at a Puemium. A new kind of emigration scheme is being carried into exe cution in raiis. ihe Lnglisli Australian olontes sutler Irom the suat city of the fair sex, even moie than -the French colonies from the want of negro ,1 ibor. Several agents have arrived in the French Capital, and are offering large premiums, with the promise of a husband, us soon as they ar rive at the antipodes, to all Frenob spinsters under the age of 80. They haw collected about t00i SOUTH. a painful casb. A ptinful and rather curious case, says the New Orleans Ciesceni, has been decided in one of our District Courts. It was a con flict between paren s for the possession of a natural child. An unmarried woman sued out a writ of k'ibtai corpus, to recover pKs session of htr child, a little-boy two years and a half ol ', which she said was illegally kepi from hwr by a certain citizen aud. his wife. , On trial, it appeared that this citizen wa the father of the child, which had been h .nded over to hiin by the mother wLen i' was a trouble and a disgrace loh?r.. He had accepted it. and wasdeingfor it all that any father could do for a lawl il child ; be , sides which, he loved it aud petted :t fondly This gentleman's wife, with a magnanimity quite rare in such cases, (knowing as she did all about the child) bad adopted it also, and loved it as if it were her own. On trial, t'. e ather was not able to prove that the in ithct had given the child to him for good and all. On Monday the Judge decided the case, which was, that the child must; be de' ve,. 1 over to its mother. With the order of Court, and accompanied by the imitln r, a D. putv Sheriff went to the i evidence of the father to get ihe child aud pass it over to its mother. He describes the scene created by his visit as the most touching and d stressing thing he ever taw. The adopted mother turned pale as death, tried to put him off upon diff-rent pretexts, and to delay the separation as long .is possible. Taking ihe child up stairs In wash him mid dress h:in, s'ie lo'ckid him up and told the Deputy he could not have him till the husband cam home. The Deputy said, politely, that, he would wait till the hiK-baud could be sent for. The lady lefused to let him send one of her ser vanls, and shutting herself up with the child, remained there, leaving the Deputy with his paper in the hall, and iho impatient mothe' walking up and down the banquette in front of the house. The Deputy look a human view of the case; and being unable to leave without fulfilling the order of Court, sat down and awaited the husband's arrival. lie wail ed just two hours; the mother outside occa sionally stepping in to inquire what all the elay was about. When the husband arrived, ihe Deputy politely explained his bus nes aiid was politely treated. The g-ntletnari went up stairs, and aftor a while came down with his wife and the child. The little fellow was nicfely dressed ; an I his adopted mother brought down with him a whole aimfu'l of the dainties' little clothe 4nd ruffles, etc!., bet ides a number ,f toys which had 'been pnrc.hased for the pets Christmas. All thee slw laid on the fl ora! h'S feet without saving a word; too proud to display either affection or grief b.-fie the hated mother of her pet, yet showing syinp toins of the most intense suppressed agony. The lather acted as became a man under such circumstances; allowing the child to go quietly aud without fuss. The mother took the little one in her arms, t lie lVpt'.y gatheie I up the clothing and toys, and they eft. The d'ior closed q lietly behind them, and that was the last of it. The D'puiy says he hopes never to have to perform such a piece of business again. Extraordinary Case op Depravity. We heard of an instance of moral lurpitu le, a day or two since, which, we hope, stands aWiu. In the late terrible disaster on the Muscogee Railroad, in which the cars wen precip'itcd into a swollen torrent with a fearful destruction of human lite, one of the passciig"rs had the misfortune to lose his w-fe and two children. He remarked the next day, iu the presence of his fellow pas sengers, who, with himself, were saved from the wnck as if by miracle for none of i hem could tell how that in addition tj the loss of his family, he had Install bis money, it having been tied up in a belt for security and buckled around his wife's waist. Du ring the day the waters subsided and the passengers who remained in the neighbor ( hood of the wreck, commenced a search for the dead bodies. The body of the, lady alluded to was found about a mile'below the wreck, and upon examination it was ascer tained that her dress had been torn open and the money belt robbed of lis contents, seme seven hundred dollars. Fresh tracks Were discovered in the mud. leading off frotli the body, which the searching party traced up, until they came upon one of their own num- ber who had met with so miraculous an, escape from death, and who was present when his fellow-passenger told tho story of his loss. He was immediately taken in hand, searched, and the entire amount found upon bis person. Our informant added that the wretch is now in Columbus jail, await ing his trial for the diabolical act. Savannah Republican. The Cotton Supply. The Cotton Slip ply Association of England, publishes a jour ....I ...I.! I I- . . I . ., ft..' nui wnicn is (levoieu to uife cause ol ODtHifiinn a supply ot cotton trom LtriliMi ln'ia. Africa and other countries elsewhere than ill United States. A recent number affirms 'lint fifty millions of dollars are annually diained from England to America, over anil above what may be considered a fair, renin nerative price for otton( and that the e filtv millions would pay the whole wages ot the woiking c asses in the cotton-manufacturW aisincisor England; or it would so.m build roads and irrigate lauds in India laScient to furnish all the cotton needed. The Tampa (Fla.) Peninsular of the 1st tnst says ; Mr. Kilhurn, who arrived heie yesterday. states that the celebrated Seminole Indian Chief, Sam Jones is dead, and (hat Tiovr Tail h is been appointed in his stead.- The latter expresses a de-ire to remam iu Fiord t and i willing to coin; ly with anything: the Government may require of him', but asserts Mat unlet compelled, m will Dot go WttU i TERMS Three THE AFltlCANd BY THE WAN02HER. A correspondent of the Marion (Ala.) Commonwealth saw the Africans, at Mont gomery, (or s portion of thein) said to have been brought by the yacht Wanderer, aud writes: I wax carried through "Brown's spn'-i. 'or house" (so called) on Perry street. In a tious' in the back lot were huddled tojrh' r thirty-tight native (Cong ) Africans. Don'r shudder and say tho "moral sentiments of Christendom coui'einn the trafhe. ' .But v is a. fact ; I have seen tho Africans I And it is a fact they were. Africans ! 1 tnuiid thein ialtbciio, in guttural sounds something-,-!, could not comprehend what. liny were ueartr all .apDruutiv in mod health; fit, sleek and greasy. , in the party were some nve or six men, two or three wo men, four or Eve girls, and the rest boys, oi what might be called ''vouffsters " They were each clad in common Kersey pants and round about; over whioli they wore a heavy blanket.5 ' Women aud all were thus dryssed. None had shoes ' fur the reason that tbev could not walk in thein;' iu fact, they culd scarcely walk at all, having been confined n I crowded so cuse on shipboard. , M 'sf of them were vory pert and lively. laughing and talkititf in their native toiijue. ana pointing at and jabbering about every- tnmg tnur particutarry attracted their atten tion. Soirie of them had verv sWularlv shaped craniutns-tbey almost baffl i duscriD 'ion. Oua nearly square, one h il a convex face, und another a sort of double concave convex head ; but' most of them had good tieaas, largi Hit noses, big mouths, front teeth knocked out, mther small ears, and quite small hands and feet. Souie of them wero good looking, but others shockingly ugly : some were what might be vulgaris called "puff" or hog-jawed. I noticed one. a man, who had very hih cheek bones and several scars on bis face, and appeared very intelligent.. Hi wis "big chief, no doubi. iu his couutry. I was much surprised at one thing : they repsuted precisely every wora saia to thera. tasked one, 'Where did you come from V aud he propounded tho same interrogatory to ma, but of course without kmwing tha meaning; aul iu lik manner many other thinas. Not being able M Walk, they wore carried in a wag in troiu the railroad dep it to Brown and thence by wag hi to the St. Nicholas 1 saw strong oil firmirs and sober-si Jj 1 tuer chants, gazing n't tin sable creator?, souk of thorn haviuij, d. doubt, a luly luri-jr at such a sight. Tho Dcgroes were well skilled at pn'o mime, and some of them give uomistake.i ble signs thai they wanted "something fo drink" putting both hands to tbeir mouth? and throwing their heads back. lue thirty-eight Africans brought here Were the share, as I learned, in the venture of a citizen of New (J -leans, and that they cost him, delivered at Savannah, 850 each only 81,900 for thirty-eight Africans, s mud ana uote uumeu negroes.- xu'y were in charge of a Mr. Brodnax, who was carrying them to ISew Ui leans. I Bifid above that thn negroes wura "all well." go they are, as well s could be ex- peetod ) but, as might be conjecture I, they were mostly suffering much from disorder!! incident to acclimation. , . . For soma time, the Africans ooul l n it be ni iiiOL'd to go on board the boat, und seemed much fiightetiel a' the suinke, eto. Doubt less they had a perfect horror of traveling on water again, after having so recently endured a long and crowded sea voyage. The man ncr i.i winch t iey were dually induced to go on is worthy ot notioe. The iu ite tnou eve y means ti get them on board, but to no effjct. frinaily he o-wcortel a plan with a big black Al aba mi negro. lid tried to get bi n to go ou board, but he resolutely refu ed, when the mate laid him down . on : the gang way plank arid bit him four or five substantial li ks with his ponderous leather trap, when too said Alabama negro got ut yelling awfully, and went straight on board, beckoning to the Africans to tollow; Aud they did follow, to the amusement aud amid the cheers of the crowd. ' The Came!;. Mainr Wayne Las written au excellent account of that ''ship of the desert," the enmel, to the Washington Na imuai inwuigencer, ana ne thus rums up the general advantages thaT may he derived from the use of camels, as (he result of ten years' experience and observation ! ' lbey will flourish an well in the United States us either horses or mules; . They may be introduced at Mobile ot Peiisueola at rates not gri ater, certainly not much greater, than present prices for good mutes. , .... - They require no stables nor grooming. ' They are us tough as either horse or mule Tlicy save a heavy outlay for Wagons, Carts, harness, and shoe, and a oonstent tax lor their repairs. ' 1 Their physical tnergy is not largely drawn upon for the draught of a wagon or cart, and therefor is proportionably given more usefully to'ihe transportation of goods. They wilt do more work at the same cost and keeping ihuu either horse or mule. ; i . i.. i ' '-' Demand roh N so roes. The demand for laves exceeds , anything we ever btf re witnessed in this country. Atrevtra'l sales in the county, during the last, ten 4 da s, besides the professional tiadersf resent, every other ma seemed anxious to purchase one or two for his own use. The prices gitet, are enormous. From twelve to fifteen iiun bed dollars for men, and ftom a thousand to thirteen hundred, for women, are the lim its in which we have known negroes s.ild in the last few days, ( harlvUetvillt ( Va) uemocrai. 1 , A Dante festival will be held this year sit Florence, in emulation of tho German Schil- r feast bald M Vienna, D. Hi ra per ana am. in i ct ne. NUM15K1! MX SUNDAY". i Sunday morning aguin. How many p!t-s aDt breakfast tahles it iook down tipon.' No need to hurrj away to o2io or storn, o: ciuutiiig ro-itii. Fathers come leisurely down in drussin-gowu aud slipprrs, and sip fu-nr couea without dan gar nt choking. Tbev b ive time to look round and see how tall th'tf '.-hildieu are growing, and that nothing in 'his world is go beautiful as a rosy baby fresh from slumber. M-nbei, too. has this old, girlish smile that conies' not often oo a werk day, or if it duos, father has not tine to uotioe ir, sr.d that, perbxpa, after all, la the reason it entu"S so seldom. It is pleasant, after eggs and coffee, to sit coisfortabij dowa by the fire, the centre -f a ring of happy faces, and hear the church bttlla cbiraa. Time uuoiiguvyet to go, foi tbjj ia the first bell. . , . Church Wis are uot to my ear'an Im pertinence." Ooe is a free ajeut. I aiu free to go, which I like to do ; you aro fre to sty, if you prefer; though I may think you nidke a mistake. I dou't say that I should go every Sunday to hear a mm who was always binding doctriries together like bundles of dry sricks, and thrnstiug tbetn at his yawning bearers. 1 want to hear a tcr mou that any poor Soul who straggles to church from any by-lam or alley, oaD uu demand and carry botne wita him to bis cellar or garret; not a sermon that comes on chariot wheels, but afoot, and with a warm, lifa.-like grasp for eVery honest -iiye, aud dislmueat hand iu the assembly defaulter or Magdalen; for who bade you slata Heav en's gate iu their faces f I wunt a human sermon. I dn' care what MelchiiaJck, or Zrubbibel, or Keren liappuk did, ages ago; I want lo know wha am to do, and 1 want inebody beside a theological book-Worm to tell mj somebody who is siiulotimes tempted and tried, aud L? not too dignified to own it ; somebody lika me, who is always finning and repenting; somebody who is glad aud anrryj and criea aud laughs, and eats and drinks, and leant to fight when they are trodd-ta on and don't That's the minister for ma. I don't want n spiritual abstraction, with stcny eyes and petriGe i fingers, and no blood to battle with. What credit is it to him to be prop'srf How cun he understand nrt Were there only such ministers in the pulpit 1 wouldn't go to church either, because my impatient feet would o;ily bat a tut-too on the newUior till service was over; bat thaufc 0i there are I and whi'e they preach I shall go ti hear them, and come home better and hap pier for having done it. S I piay you don'r. abolish my SuatJay, whatever you nmy do with yours, Dou'l tik.i atvuy'my b;e?ed Sunday breakfast when we all liavej ttilie to love one anothnr. Dm't t..ke away tho Sabbath bells, which I il love to hear. Don't take away my hu man minister, whose God i no tyrant, and is better pleased to see us go smiliug horn fret church, than bowing our heads like a bulrushj and gnmning back to our dinners till all you ia 1 1 ti Sabbatarians are niki to abolish Sunday and uu wonder. Fanny Fxrs. Trained Flra-s. Profes-or Rattolctti has opened a very curious exhibition at Nl 539 Btoadway; having caught nod tamed some sixty fleas, he inserts the naek of each within a collar attached to a chain, and -bilge the littU captives to perform all sorts of extraordinary feats of sagacity and strength They turn wind mills j they fight duels with siuull swords; they drag railcars two hun dred thousand times tbeir own weight ; the imitate Julian the conductor with his baton; they walta in couples, and otherwise enter tain the spectator. Their master feeds them twice daily fr un his own arm ; he require five hours to harness them up iu their collar but. when he puts tbem out to pasture, re leases them from this duranes vil. Soma' of the creatures seem to possess greater tal ertts than the others : ona tint nrufnssor da dared he would not lose for a hundred dol lars; this was a star performer. Hit is six or seven months training thein for publie performances; after ca'ching ono he first starves ir, and then Collars it, after whioh by dint of repeated trial he succeeds in getting even a fi a to understand what he means; oert.du signi convey commands, snd at last the d-icile subjects obey as promptly as the rank ah j file of a political party wua the leaders have made tbe nominations. PltKTTT WOMKM. If Wi have 1 W9k ness or foible iuoidont to human nature, i is admiration of pretty wonun. The follow ing correct description must haf.i bwi writ, ten by one who was similarly affected : A pretty woman is one of the institution of the Country uo angel and glory. She makes the sunshine, blot sky, Fourth of July, and happiness wherevor She gees. Her path Is one of deliffiOus roses, peifums and beauty. She is a sweet poem, written ia rare curls, ohoicw ealioo and nrim-talea. Men stand p befora her as so many admiration points to melt imo cream and butter. Her words float around the ear like music, bird of paradise, or tht thirties of gbbath bells. ithout her, society would lose her trnesl attraction, the church its finest reliance, and young men tbt very beet of omufoHs and company. Her n fluonoe ia generally fo restrain the iciout, gtrengthen tho Weak, raise the lowly, flannel shirt the heather and encourage the faint hearted. When ever you find tit virtuous womsn, you also find pleasant fireside, bononots, olenn clothes, order good living, gentle, near, piety, waste, tight and model instigations coGerslly. gl.t- is the ffoer of KnmsBity, a very Venus in dimity, and her inspiration is the breath of heaven. When a Woman, says Mr. Partington, has once married with a congealing heart,' end one that beats responsible to her own, she W.11 nover want to t&Ur tht xuriuat sUti again.