Wmts Attir Sjcnlintl.
FRIDAY MORNING, DEC. 14, 1855.
Krratuii.—la the editorial notioo of the Addres* of
Prof, Martin, in our la*t tri weekly, there occurred a
typographical error. Fros. Martin is connected with
the Synodical, and not “Lonßtio’’ College, of Griffin.
The City Council.
The now Council assembled Monday night hist, and
elected the following gentlemen to their respective offi
ces for the ensuing year :
City Physician—Dr. Flewellen.
City Attorney—John Peabody, Eq.
City Printers—Thomas Ragland & Cos.
Bridge Keeper—K. Dudley,
Hospital Keeper—lsabella MoGehee.
Magazine Keeper—'Jesse Bradford.
Clerk of the Market —Richard Robinson.
Health OrriOEßs—lst Ward—John J. McKendree,
John B. Wright.
2d Ward—Lewis Levingston and W. E. Love.
3d Ward—Jordan L. Howell and James Everett.
4th Ward—John Kyle and Jere Terry.
sth Ward—N. B. Love and John T. Walker.
6th Ward— S. Ogletree and W. B. Carter.
Port Wardens— Clayton, Hill, Calhoun, Duck and
Fir* Wardens—R. R. Gootchius, George Ilun
gorford, C. Wise, J. C. Ruse, J. B. Strupper and J.
By reference to our advertising columns, it will be
perocived that Mr. Stovell, at his old stand, is industri
ously engaged in anticipating tho wants of the young
people during the approaching Holidays. With Col.
Hogan presiding over the Fireworks without, and Sto
vell behind the counter within, oatering to his youthful
yiailors, a season of joy may be confidently expected.
The Infunt Drummer.
Master Benson A. English, tho Infant Drummer, gave
one of his interesting and novel entertainments at Tem
perance Hall last evening, to a delighted audience. He
gives another to night, and still another to morrow night,
at tho same place, when our citizens should not faii to
Latest from Kansas—General Lane bids Defiance!
Independence, Deo. 3.
There is great excitement all through this country,
and overwhelming numbers are pouring into the Ter
ritory, from every direction, to sustain the laws. Gen.
Lana is entrenching his forces at Lawrence, throwing
up breastworks, burning beacon lights to be seen 25
miles from Lawrence, and bids defiance to the law and
While, on the other hand, the law and order people
of the Territory are rallying in large numbers to the
assistance of the Sheriff of Douglas county in the ex
ecution of the law. He haß by this time an overwhelm
Hon. Edward Everett has become connected editori
ally with tho North American Review.
The Postmaster General has decided that, on and af
tor the first day of January next, all letters between
only. This decision* in “noway ’ affects Tetters for foreign
\ jftoiNiA U. S. Senator.— —The Legislature of
Virginia, on the Bth inst., re-elected lion. James M.
Mason U. S. Senator from that State, for six years
from the 4th of March, 1857. He received 124 votes ;
all others Gil.
Firt at Sing Sing. —A fire occurred at Sing Sing
prison, New York, this morning, by which damage was
done to the extent of $30,000 in value.
All the convicts wore secured without sustaining any
There was a revolt in the prison last week, during
which one of the convicts was sh^t.
Gen. Houston Signally Rebuked at Home!
The House of Representatives of Texas has passed a
resolution, by a vote of seventy five to three , approving
the course of Thos. J. Rusk in voting for the Kausas-Ne
braska act, and disapproving the course of Saut Houston
in voting against it.
From Congress.—No Speaker Yet.
Washington, Deo. 10.
The House had seven ballots to'-day. At the last
Banks stood 107, Richardson 76, Fuller 28. House
Washington, Deo. 11.
In the House there were six ballots for Speaker, with
the same result as yesterday. Banks 107 ; Richardson
7G $ Fuller 28. There is no prospect of an eleetiou at
Another Filibustering Expedition.
The President has informed the District Attorney of
Nets York, that another filibustering expedition is on
foot for the purpose of invading Nicaragua. He urges
prompt measures (or its suppression.
The Kansas Rebellion.
There is nothing later from Kansas. It is believed
that the previous accounts were exaggerated.
Railroad Bridge ovor the Tennessee.
A contract has been sutered into for the reconstruc
tion of the Railroad Bridge over the Tennessee river,
receutly destroyed by fire. It is to be completed iu
ninety days from the 30th November, under a penalty
of S3OO for every day tbut it is delayed beyond that
Death of Lovely Ladies. —Mrs. Mary Jane Baker, an
aminble lady of San Franeisoo, Cal., died in that city,
after a brief illness, on the 12th of October. She was
the niece of Hon. James Buchan m, of Pennsylvania,
and had always been the object of the deepest and most
affectionate solicitude upon his part.
The amiable lady of Gov. Wright, of Indiana, died
at the residence of her father, in Soott oounty, Ky., on
Sunday the 2d of December. She was widely and
A Patriotic L*gilatuie —A resolution has been
introduced i .to the South Caroliua Legislature for the
purchase of statues of Moultrie, Marion, Sumter, Hayne,
McDuffie and Calhoun, aud also of a sarcophagus for
Mr. Calhoun's remains.
Milledgeville, Dec. 11.
The Senate met at 9 o’clock, A. M., Bailey of Butts
in the Chair. The journal of yesterday was read. Buch
anan, of Coweta, moved to reconsider the action of yester
day, giving State aid to the Brunswick and Florida, and
Savannah, Albany and Gulf Rail Road. The motion to
reconsider, was supported by Buchanan, of Coweta,Cono,
of Greene, Pope, of Wilkes ; and was opposed by Gibson,
of Pike, and Miller, of Richmond.
The motion to reconsider, was lost, by yeas 45, nays 54.
Cannon : A bill to incorporate a Masonic Lodge.
Cone, of Greene: A bill to incorporate the Bank of Mad
ison ; also, a private bill.
Cummings, of Wilkinson: A bill to repeal the act re
quiring the receivers of tax returns to ascertain the number
of poor children in their respective counties.
Fambro, of Upson : A bill to charter a company under
the name of tho Western and Atlantic Rail Road, with the
privilege to buy the State Road.
Gibson, of Pike: A bill allowing witnesses to prove at
tendanco only once ; A bill prohibiting the manumission
of slaves ; A bill to allow the appeal of one party to a
case to embrace all the parties.
Jeter, of Marion : A bill to amend the poor school laws,
so as to compel Receivers of tax returns to ascertain the
□umber of poor children.
Landrum, of Oglethorpe: A bill to make owners of
slaves liable for physician’s fees.
Lawton, of Dougherty: A bill for privato relief of a
lady divorced, and to allow hor to marry again.
Miller, of Richmond: A bill to reorganize the C o
Common Pleas of the city of Augusta, and to giro it crim
inal jurisdiction in certain cases.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Milledgeville. Dec. 11.
The House met at 9i o’clock A. M. The journal o
yesterday, was read and approved.
The consolidated bill to change county linos, was amend
ed, so as to change the line* between the counties of Floyd
and Chattooga, Elbert and Hart, Walker and Whitfield,
Coflee and Telfair, Randolph and Calhoun, Troup and
Heard only, and laid on the table for tho present.
The bill to appropriate $2,000 to construct a road from
Summeiville to Rome, was lost.
The bill to incorporate the town of JefiersoD, Camden
The bill to give to the Warsaw Navigation company the
exclusive right of navigating the Chattahoochee River
above the Western and Atlantic Rail Road, provided they
will clear oat the same and fit it for navigation.
The bill to fix the time of meeting of the Judges of the
Superior Courts of the State for the purpose of regulating
the practice, on the Thursday of the first week of the ses
sions of the Legislature.
The bill to appropriate SB,OOO to the Asylum for the Deaf
The bill to incorporate the Nicajack Rail Road and Min
The bill to allow the Justices of the Inferior Court of
Charlton county, to allow the insolvent lists of the Tax
Collectors of said county.
The Senate’s bill to dispose of the effects of dissolved
The bill to compel discoveries in Justice’s Courts.
The bill to allow Mechanics liens when filed in Court to
have the force and effect of a judgment.
The bill to appropriate $2,000 to construct a Road over
mo iiiwuinaiii, w/iicn separaiea ouimnui vino iroin name.
Several local bills woro acted upon, but a3 they are of no
special interest to your readers, I omit them.
Ward, of Butts: A bill authorizing the Governor to re
fund to tax collectors and receivers any money overpaid by
them into the Treasury.
J ones, of Warren : A bill to compel foreign Bank Agen
cies to pay into the Treasury $25,000 lor the privilege of
Banking in Georgia.
Lewis of Hancock : A bill to incorporate the Hancock
Internal Improvement and Banking Company ; also a reso
lution, asking for information, in relation to the late survey
of the boundary between Georgia and Alabama.
Peebles, of Habersham : A bill, from tho committee on
Public Buildings, providing for tho issuance of bonds of
the State to tho amount of $100,006 to rebuild the capitol.
Jones, of Muscogee: A bill to amend the charter©!
the Muscogee Rail Road Company, so as to require a Pres
ident and Director, to own 20 shares in their own right be
fore they can hold offico.
Boyd, ol Lumpkin : A bill to appropriate $2,000 to put
in good order a road at Cooper’s Gap, over the Blue Ridge.
On motion of Milledge, of Richmond, the House resolv
ed that the hour from 121 to 14 P. M. be devoted to read
ing bills the second time.
Milledgeville, Dec. 12.
Tho following hills were introduced and read the first
Moore, of Cobb: A bill to change the line between
Cherokee and Cobb counties.
Patterson, of Gilmer: A bill to incorporate Oak Bowery
Lodge, No. 81, of Free and Accepted Masons.
Ponder, of Thomas: A bill to incorporate the town of
Fletcherville, in Thomas county.
Renfroe, of Chattahoochee: A bill to compel the Trea
surer of Chattahoochee county, to pay the Grand and Pe
tit Jurors of said county.
Shropshire, of Chattooga : A bill, exempting three hund
red dollars worth of household and kitchen furniture from
levy and sale, and vesting the same in the Justices of the
Inferior Courts where the debtor resides, for the benefit of
Wingfield, of Putnam: A bill declaring the intention of
the act of 1812, in relation to returns of Executors, Ad
ministrators and Guardians to be that the whole adminis
tration of deceased persons, or wards’ estates, may be re
moved to the county to which Executor, Administrator
or Guardian may removo.
Ware, of Polk : A bill to confer upon Tax Collectors
the power to issue executions against defaulting tax payers.
Several local bills were introduced-
On motion of Cone, of Greene, the Senate took up and
acted upon a number of local and private bills, some of
which were passed, others rejected, and others referred.
None of them are of general interest.
The time was consumed in action on private bills. The
following may have some interest to your readers.
Theblil of Adams of Clay, to relieve Jno J. and Jno.
C. Morris, of the county of Clay, from a forfeited recog
nizance, was passed.
The hill to divorce Mrs. Norment of Marion, from her :
husband on account of hia lunacy, was lost.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Mlllepgevjlle, Dec. 12.
The House met at 91 A. M.
On moti >n oi Crook, of Chattooga, the House recon*
eidered its action on the bill, to appropriate $2,000 to eon
struct a Road over the mountain ridge, which separates the
city of Rome from the valley of Chattooga.
The following bills were passed.
The bill to appropriate $ lor compensation to Almon
Guinn, ol Tenn. for a murderer in Tenn., and re
turning him to the authorities in Georgia.
The bill te incorporate the Canton Mining Company.
The bill to change the law of evidence so as to allow
parties in interest to testify in civil cases, was lost.
. education bill.
The special order of the day being the bill to provide for
the education of the youth of Georgia in the rudiments of
an English Education, introduced by Lewis, of Hancock,
and heretofoie published in youi columns, was taken up in
committee of the whole, and considered. Various amend
ments were offered, of minor importance, and adopted.
A test question was made by Jones, of Muscogee, on a
substitute offered by him, in lieu of tho iecond section o
the bill, which, if adopted, would have emacsulated the
whole scheme of all vitality. The substitute was lost by
a very decided vote, and we are eonrequently not without
hopes that the House may be able to perfect the bill, and
thus provide for the great w-ant of the people of Georgia—
a system of free schools in which all tne vouth of Georgia
may receive an education in reading, wilting, arithme
tic, English grammar and geography.
Hudson, of Harris: A bill to exempt lawyers from the
annual tax now imposed on them.
Crook of Chattooga : A bill to provide for the emigra
tion of free persons of color leyond the limits of the Uni
[From tho Washington Union, Dec. 6.]
Threatened Hostilities in Kansas.
Rumors have passed into circulation to the effect that
the President has authorized the employment of the troops
of the United States in the Territory of Kansas to aid the
local authorities in the execution of the laws. No such
authority has been given. In order to show exactly what
has transpired, we have obtained permission to publish the
Westport, Mo., Dae. 1, 1855.
I desire authority to call on the United States forces at
Leavenworth to preserve the peace of this Territory, to
protect the sherifF of Douglas county, and enable him to
execute tbe legal process in his hands. If tho laws are
not executed, civil war is inevitable. An armed force of
one thousand men, with till tho implements of war, it is
said, are at La wreDce. They have rescued a prisoner
from the sheriff’, burnt houses, and threatened the lives ol
citizens. Immediate assistance is desired. This is the
only means to save bloodshed. Particulars by mail.
To his Excellency Franklin Pierce.
Washington, Dec. 3, 1855.
Your despatch received. All the power vested in the
Executive will be exerted to preserve order and enforce
the laws. On the reoeipt of your letter the preliminary
measures necessary to be taken before calling out troops
will bo promptly executed, and you will theu be fully ad
To Wilson Shannon, Governor of the Territory of
St. Louis, Dec S.—Three steamboats were burnt at
the Levee last night. The losses estimated at $70,000.
No lives were lost.
A Florida Bank.
A bill has passed both branches of the General Assem
bly authorizing the institution of a Batik in this State, and
only awaits the approval of tho Governor to become a law.
A Murderous Attempt.
Wo learn that an attempt was made, on Saturday night
last, at his residence on the Sand Iliils, near this city, to
shoot Mr. lsaao Henry, one of our oldest and most re
spected citizens. Fortunately, the murderous intent proved
abortive, and Mr. Henry escaped unhurt.— Augusta Con*
slitulionalist , 1 Ith.
The Governor of South Carolina has appointed the
31st of December next, as a day of Thanksgiving aud
Prayer in that State.
Metairie Course.— Lecnmle Beaten. — Arrow beat
the celebrated Lecomte, at New Orleans, on the sth
inst. 5 ihreo mile heats. The time was slow, owing to
the extremely heavy condition of the track. Tho race
was closely contested, however, and was one of the most
exciting of the season. Lecomte had distanced Arrow
at a previous meeting.
(CT Col. Tennent Lomax, of the Columbus Times
cj- Sentinel , has bren elected State Printer by the Leg
islature of Georgia—upon which event the gallant Col
onel will accept our congratulations.
Here in Alabama the opposition havo all the public
printing—the legislative as well as ti e Supreme Court.
Starvo your friends aud fatten your enemies, would
seem to be the system hereabouts.— Montgomery Ad
vertiser <s• Gazette.
The New Ilaven Journal says that many persons in
that city are anxious to form a company and go to
Kansas to aid the freo State men, and no doubt an or
ganization for that purpose will bo formed.
Dr. Joseph Le Conte, Professor of Natural Science in
Franklin College, has resigned his chair in that institu
South Carolina College. —The annual commence
ment of this institution took place on Monday last. The
graduatory class numbered sixty-seven.
England Declines to give Satisfaction.
It has just been ascertained beyond the possibility of cav
il, says a Washington letter, that a despatch has been re--
ceived from Mr. Buchanan relative to the Crampton diffi
culty, tho tenor of which is that the British Government,
in a courteous but positive manner, decline giving such ex
planations, as have been demanded by our government, rc
garding the alledged viojation of our neutrality laws by
British agents. This aspect of affairs imposes upon our
government delicate obligations, and it will require all its
wisdom to extricate itself from the present dilemma.
A Mistake of the Printer.— The principal of an acad
emy, in his advertisement, mentioned his female assistant,
and the “reputation for teaching which she bears;’’ but the’
primer—careless fellow—left out the which, so the adver
tisement went lorth, commending the lady’s “reputation
for teachiug she bears.”
Washingt on Dee. 8.
Francis P. Blair has written a letter to the Republican
association of Washington,in response to an invitation to
preside over ithat organization, taking strong ground
against the extension of slavery, and urging the Republi
cans to unite firmly in the efiort to secure freedom in Kan
sa’- - .
Democratic Review. —David A. Wtight and Spencer
j W. Cone, have undertaken to resuscitate the Democratic
; Review, which, under their auspices, it is said, will start
J with letween three and four thousaud subscribers, among
’ whom may be found Gen. Pieree and several members of
CoDgress. It will be devoted, it is said, to the re election
of our present Chief Magistrate.
Several accidents, attended with loss of life, took place
in London and its suburbs owing to the dense fog a month
ago. A great many robberies were committed dining the
fog. Men, women, and children, were waylaid by thieves
aud robbed with impunity,it being impossible for any po
lice officer, even if stationed within ten or twelve yards of
them, to see what was going on.
Why is a schoolmaster fke a chairmaker ? Because
h canes bottoms.
Retributive Justice upon the Southern Know-Nothings.
The Southern opponents of the democratic party in the
House of Representatives,who have been telling their pres*
ent constituents, for the last six months and more, that the
democratic party of the North is not sound upon tho ques
tion of State rights, and that the American party, so-call
ed, is a good enough national organization, are no doubt
bitterly sell-rebuked at the spectacle hourly passing before
their eyes. The people they have left behind teem are
deeply interested observers of this significant panorama,
and it is not difficult to conceive that the know-nothing
leaders from the South are rr called to their recent pledges,
upon the orthodoxy of the know nothings of the North,
with intense mortiucation.
Andsuchisthe pioof, be it remembered, furnished in
the first three days of thosession, before the House of Kep
resentatives has approached even the initial stage of its
organization, and before abolitionism has laid its hand up
on the machinery of Congress, by which it expects to
wield the destinies of the country during presidential
campaign! Obreive,gentlemen of the South, you who
have been tampering with thesupposed creduliiy of the peo
ple of the slave Stat< that, although you have been sit
ting for three long days, presenting your own candidates to
your sworn and covenanted brethren of the free States--
to those who, with you, have accepted the much vaunted
12th sec. of the Philadelphia convention —of the 123 men
of the North, most of whom were selected in the lodges of
know-nothing order, most of whom were carried through
by the adherents of that fraternity, but four solitary knew
nothing members from the free States have dared to cast
their votes in favor of a candidate who stands out the clear
and unequivocal friend of the rights of the South ! And
that canuidate is not a Northern man —like the gallant
Richardson, who, when discharging his duties to the con
stitution, did so and do ■so in detiance ot abolitionism at
home—but one of your own especial set, who runs for the
speakership as if to turnish the people of the whole South
the best evidence of the insincerity of his confederate® and
We can well imagine what the Southern members of
the American order must experience when they calmly
survey the ground upon which they stand, the false impres
sion they have made upon those who sent them into Con
gress, and the reckoning which awaits them.— Washing
La tor from Kansas.
St. Louis, Mo., Deo. 6.
By a despatch from Weston, we have the following ac
count from the seat of war. Eight hundred men, armed
with Sharp’s rides, are at Lawrence, and they say they can
raise three thousand more. They are willing that Sheriff
Jones should peaceably search for escaped prisoners, and
say they will not commence hostilities, but will act on
the defensive to the last. Pomeroy is now at Lawrence,
having escaped from his captors. It is said that the pro
slavery party have 300 men at Douglas and Lecompton.—
Jones was to execute writs ou prisoners yesterday, and if
resistance was offered, would await further orders from the
It was thought there would be a fight before matters
Were settled. No United States troops had been ordered
The pro-slavery party, encamped on river,
last night, ny order of the Governor, arrested General
Pomeroy, who was goiug to Kansas city with important
despatches from tho east. Threats have been made to de
stroy the American Hotel at Kansas, on the supposition
that it was owned by the Emigrant Aid Society. The mass
ot the citizens pledge themselves to defond and prevent its
destruction. Four or five hundred men, several pieces oi
artillery, and probably a thousand muskets, passed through
Independence yesterday from the border counties ot Mis
souri, to aid the sheriff of Douglas county in maintaining
Tho Commerce between the United States and Liver
There is no seaport town in the world so intimately
connected, by commerce, with the United States, and
whose prosperity is so dependent upon this country, as
that of Liverpool. The annual amount of American
products exported to Liverpool alone, may be roughly
estimated at two millions of bales of cotton, and 50,000
hogsheads of sugar, the greater portion of which is from
Louisiana, together with tobacco, com, flour, and provis
ions, the amount of which we have no means of deter
mining, although we may obtain some idea of the im
mense trade carried on between the two countries from
the fact that 1200 vessels, whose aggregate burrhen miy
be set-down at 5,000,000 of tons, annually enter the
port of Liverpool from various parts of the United
The population of Liverpool is about 300,000- Its
magnificent docks, the finest, perhaps, in the world,
stretch fni* throe-mi lea along tho shore of the Mersey, and
have an extent of quay some ten or twelve miles in
length. Liverpool owes its pre eminence as a sea port,
partly to its favorable geographical position, but more es
pecially to its being situated in Lanohashire, by far the
most manufacturing county in England, the staple nianu
facture being cotton goods ; bus it also carries on an ex
tensive trade in silk, woollen and linen fabrics ; in pot
tery ware, machinery, and in manufactures of iron and
brass. These form no immaterial part ol Ergl ind’s guar
antees for the preservation of peace with this country. —
Danger of Procrastination.
A young wnmaa who attended tho ministrations of a
faithful preacher of the gospel in Yorkshire, England, was
frequently very deeply impressed by the truths which she
heard, and seemed not far from the kingdom of God.
However, having trifled with her religious impressions, and
stifled her convictions, they became gradually weaker, un
til, like the morning cloud and early dew, they completely
passed away. Her seat in the house of God, vacated or
seldom occupied, declared in the plainest language that the
follies of the world had obliterated her impressions, and
hardened her heart.
Her bodily health after a time began to decline, but hav
ing no idea of immediate danger, she lived as hardened as
she had lived before. The issue, however, revealed the
alarming nature of her complaint.
One day, whilst engaged in her usual occupation, dress
making, she sprang to her feet, and with the most terrific
expression of countenance exclaimed to her companions,
“I’m dying , I’m dying ! I see heaven open above me, and,
hell open beneath me, and there is a wide gulf fixed be
tween them which I cannot pass! I am going to hell!”
Saying this, she dropped down and died. Her melancholy
end has been a warning to all to beware trifling with reli
The Fort Leavenworth Herald, announcing the arrival
in Kansas of fifty emigrants from Georgia, says :
Accounts reach us by every mail that the Southern States
are preparing to send out scores of the right sort of emi
grants to Kansas,from Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, North
Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. Come on, here is the
country to get rich. Bring on your slaves, for there is no
country where slave labor will pay better than in Kansas.
The Banka Case.
In the City Court yesterday, Judge McKinstry decided
adverse to the application of counsel on behalf ol Tnornas
G. Banks, arraigned for murder of Win. H. ‘Krone, for
change of venue. The trial will consequently be had now
in a short time in the City Court. — Mobile Tribune, 9th.
Trial of Louis Baker. —The trial of Baker for the mur
der of Bill Poole commenced in New York on Monday.
It will be a tedious afiiiir. The difficulty of getting a juiy
was very great.
Miss Delia A. Webster has published a history of her
residence in Kentucky, her trials for slave stealing, her in
carceration, <fce. The affair has been arranged under the
auspices of Harriet Beecher Stowe.
The Cotton Crop. —The result, so far as the crop has
been gathered in this State, justifies the conclusion that the
crop is generally short, and ou the average no larger than
that of last year, which was lully one third short of a fair
yield. Most planters will finish picking by the 25th inst
Within the last month the weather has been iavorable.—
Texas Telegraph, 23d ult.
F fteen men are missing since the late fire at Memphis
The Mayflower, which was burnt at ihe wharf, was valued
at SIOO,OOO, and was iusurtd for $50,000. The wharf
boat, burnt at the same time, contained $20,000 in gold.
Betiiany College^ s-The Wheeling Intelligencer states
that the recent disturbance at Bethany College, Va., was
caused by an attempt on the part of several abolitionists,
who had entered the institution, to preach and debate mis
chievous doctrines. Order was restored by a prompt dis
missal of the refractory members.
Air Gun —We saw one of these curious weapons offered
for tale a day or two since. Their sale should be prohibited
by ‘aw. j lie one that we szvv would kill a man as far as a
rifle, while not the lea=t sound or Hah would indicate the j
direction whence the bullet came.— Sav. Jour.
Reply to the New York Evening Post , showing
why Free Society Starves. —The Post is surprised at
our theory, “ihat the regular action of Free Society is
to beget deficiency of feed and ultimate famine.” Wo
might rest the proof of our theory on the facts of history.
Famine has been the normal state of Western Europo
since the first French Revolution —which, like all tho
subsequent revolutions in Western Europe, was occasion
ed by famine, or by scarcity, almost amounting to famine.
New England does not raise enough wheat to feed her
population a month —and not enough Indian corn to feed
her live stock. Everywhere, in our free States, agricul
ture is rapidly declining. Even in the North West, it is
shunned and avoided, and docs not keep pace with tho
increase of population. Free Society teaches every man
to eugage in that kind ot labor which is most profitable.
Agricultural labor is the simplest, and worst remunerated
of any other ; hence all who can, avoid it. Men con
found rent, or the profits of the owner of the tarrn, with
the ages of the farm laborer. All farm hands pay. rent,
because the owner of the farm deducts it from their wa
ges. Farm labor, in Free Society, can Dot be obtained
in sufficient quantity, because other occupations are bet*
ter paid. If this theory does Dot satisfy the Post, let it
make one for itself. Free Society is starving, and has
been starving for seventy years. Slave Society, in all
ages, and in all countries, has had a plenty to eat and
wear, and plenty of fuel and house room. Poor houses,
nud jails, are almost unnecessary, whore slaves are abun
dant. The masters prevent crime and mendicity. Wo
would like to sec the Post’s theory accounting for the pov
erty, crime, infidelity, anarchy and licentiousness of Free
Society, and for the plenty, morality, conservatism, good
order, and universal Christian faith of Slave Society.
Two deaf mutes were married a few days since, at Al
bany, New Yoik. The Argus of that city says that they
appeared very happy, although they never told their love.
Macon Telegraph.—Messrs. Green, Barnes Cos. have
disposed of tho above journal to Mr. Joseph Clisby. Mr.
Tracy also retires from the editorial department ot the pa
per, which will be occupied hereaiter by the new proprietor.
We welcome Mr. Clisby into the editorial corps of our
State, and hope he may find his new position both pleasant
and profitable.— Sav. Rep.
We learn with pleasure that our esteemed townsman, Mr.
Isaiah Sturkie, who tell from the Rail Road Bridge, at Co
lumbus, a few days ago, basso far recovered as to suffer
himself to be removed home, where ho was received with
demonstrations ot joy by his many friends. We hope soon
to see his familiar face on our streets again.— Russel, ju
The Democratic Members. —The Washington corres
pondent of the Journal of Commerce writes :
“The Democratic administration members, though m a
meagre minority in the House, possess the largest share of
talent and experience in debate. In the discussions, which
will be abundant and upon interesting topics, tho minority
will have the advantage.”
A Dutchman was asked to contribute something to the
Washington Monument, the agent at the same time pre
senting a picture ol the contemplated structure for his in
The Dutchman regarded the picture attentively for a mo*
merit, and at length exclaimed, “Veil, 1 von’t pay notings
towards him, for I don’t see no use to pild a house rnit such
a pig chimply.”
The Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of tho
State of Alabama were in session during last week. —
Among the interesting ceremonies was the presentation of
a beautiful Gold Jewel to their Fast Grand Master,David
Clopton. On Thursday, the Brethren listened to an inter
esting and eloquent address delivered by the Grand Orator,
Lewis E. Parsons.— A.Labama Journal.
The President's Message. —A correspondent in tho Bal
timore Sun says:—The message is in type, and will be
found to dwell at some length upon our foreign relations.
Those with Great Britain tar from being of a hostile char
acter. Whatever disturbance has been of late excited grew
out of the blundering or the misapprehension of the British
government and its agents. The question of tho Sound
dues is treated, and accompanying the message are several
documents on the subject. The capitalization of the dues,
as proposed by Denmark, will be rejected by England,
France and Fiussia, as well as by the United States. Rus
sia has not yet indicated her course on the subject.
A Gold Medal has been struck at the Philadelphia Mint
after a design furnished by Capt. Eastman of the army, un
der the direction of a resolution by Congress, for presenta
tion to Capt. Ingraham, and sent to the President. It
weighs twenty seven ounces, costing six hundred dollars.
There will be a meeting of tho Anti-Know-Nothing
Party at Crawford, on Monday Dec. 3lsi, for tno purpose
of selecting delegates to the Convention to assemble at
Montgomery on the Bth day of January next. Addresses
may be expected relative to tho present aspect of political
affairs.— Bussell Recorder.
The Vestry and Wardensof St. Paul’s Parish, Albany,
Ga., have thankfully acknowledged the gift of a beautiful
silver Communion Service, from Mrs. Jones,of Phila
delphia, through the hands of the Right Reverend Bishop
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Columbus, Deo. 13.
COTTON W e notice a good feeling to-day, and prioea
fall. Middlings 7} to 7|, Strict Middlings 7£ 10 8. Good
Middlings to Middling Fairß§ to 8£ cents.
Savannah, Dec. 12.
COTTON.—There was a good inquiry in the market
yesterday. Prices firm. Sales 1522 halts at 8 to 9*
New Yoke, Dec. 11.
Cotton is quiet. Flour lower ; Ohio $8 87 ; State $8
62. Corn sl.
New Orleans, Dec. 11.
Sales of cotton for two days 16,000 bales. Market
heavy, without change.
By Rev. Thomas Muse, on the 25th November, Mr.
John Ward, of Stewart County, and Miss Virginia W.
Mitchell, of Randolph County.
In Wynnton, on the 12th instant,'by the Rev. W. R.
Branham, John J. Jones, E-q., of Burke county, Ga ,and
Miss Evie F. Toombs, of the former place.
On Thursday, 13th inst. by Rev. W. W. Robison, Mr.
James Simms of Chambers, co. Ala., and Misa Lucrutia
Cross, of Columbus, Ga.
. kc*s county, on tho 2d inst., Mrs. Sarah A. D. Bryan,
1a the 28th year of her age.
Departed this life, in Columbus, on the morn of the 12th
December, Mary Lizzie, “first bom” of Rubt. Emmet
and Alary Dixon—aged two months.
To human vision, unenlightened by the revelations of
mercy and love in the dealings of God w ith his creatuies, it
seems mysterious that one so lovely and promising in its
unfolding beauty, entwining itself so closely and tenderly
about the hearts ot many, who cherished the hope that
it would prove an ornament in life,should be thus so rude
jy torn from the parent stem and consigned, like autumn
■eaves, to decay. But such “little blossoms of being” are
the chosen ones ot Heaven, and in protecting love they are
transplanted, by a skillful hand, to the Paradise of God,
where angels will nurture the spirit’s young bloom.
“Ere g ; n could blight, or sorrow fade,
Death came witii friend!y care,
The opening bud to Heaven conveyed, g
And bade it blossom there.” n. m. c. A
Worms! Worms! —Various theorie* have been started
relative to the origin of intestinal w'orms, and yet
the question is still a vexed one among medical ailfliiui
ties. Os one fact, however, all are in fumed, and in wlffFh
all agree—the fatal nature of the influence they exert on
children. At this season of the year, the attacks ol w orms