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THE EMPIRE STATE IS PUBLISHED WEEKLY, By A. A. G-aulcHns. ‘TKRM3: TWO DOLLARS IN ADVANCE, OR THREE DOL LARS AFTER SIX MONTHS, TER ANNUM. WOffice up-stairs over W. U. Phillips k Co.©ff Advertisements arc inserted at One Dollar per square for the first Insertion, and Fifty Cents per square for each in sertion thereafter. A reasonable deduction will be made to those who adver tise by the year. All Advertisements not othencise ordered trill be continu ed till forbid. Sales of Lands by Administrators, Executors or Guar dians, are required by law to be held on the first Tuesday in the month, between the hours of 10 in the forenoon and 3 in the afternoon, at the Court House, in the county in which the Land is situated. Notice of these sales must be giren in a public Gazette forty days previous to the day of ■ale. Sales of Negroes must be made at public auction on the first Tuesday of the month, between the usual liou.ts of sale, at the place of public sales in the county where the Letters Testamentary, or Administration, or Guardianship may have been granted—first giving forty days notice thereof in •ne of the public Gazettes of the State, and at the Court House where such sale is to be held. Notice for the sale of Personal Property must be given in lik manner, forty days previous to the day of sale. Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate, must be published forty days. “Notice that application will be made to the Court of Or dinary for leave to sell Land, must be published for two sentns. Notice for leave to sell Negroes must be published two onths before any order absolute shall be made thereon by *he Court. Citations for Letters of Administration must be publish ed thirty davs ; for Dismission from Administration, month My six months ; for Dismission from Guardianship, forty days. Notice for the foreclosure of Mortgage must be publish ed monthly for four months ; for publishing Lost Pa pers, for the full space of three months ; for compelling ti t!i from Executors and Administrators, where a bond has >een given by the deceased, for the space of three months JAMBS H STARK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Griffin Georgia., WILL practice in the Courts of the Flint Circuit, and in the Supreme Court at Atlanta and Macon. Feb. IS, IBsfl 41 ly v- . •J A RED IRWIN WHITAKER, Attorney at law, Office froit Rooms, over John R. Wallace * Bros., corner of White Hall and Alabama streets, ATLAKTA GEORGIA. January SO, 1*58... .ts 7 W. L. GORDON, ATTORNEY AT LAW, onirm Georgia. January SO, 1156 59 ly HENRY HENDRICK, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Jackson, Butte County, Georgia. May S, 18*5. ts H. A G. J. GREEN & MARTIN, Attorneys at Law, •nnxj.MK. ( Griffin, Georgia, RATIO N. MARTIN, f ’ 8 ’ ■ artforp IHUN, Zebulon, Geo. May S, ISSA. ts DANIEL. & DISMUKE, Attorneys at Law, -Griffin Georgia. L. R. DANIIL, V- D- PISHUKE. May 3,1855. W W. POPE JORDAN, Attorney at Law, Zehmlon, Georglu. WILL practice in all the counties of the Flint Circuit. May 3, 1855. * ts STELL. & BECK, Attorneys at Law, Bl’Dunangh, Georgia. ALL business entrusted to their care, will receive prompt attention.. Si. M. STELL, E - w - BECK. May 5, 1855. * G_ DR. H. W. BROWN, Griffin, Georgia. OFFICE, in the basement story, under the Store of Messrs. J. A. & J.'C. Beekj. May 3,1855. ts J. H. MANGHAM, Attorney at Law, .OIUFFIN, GEORGIA. May 8, 1855-ly 1 ANDREW M. MOORE, ATTORNEY ji T LAW, LaGRANGE GEORGIA. WILL practice in the Courts of the Coweta Circuit. All business entrusted to his care will meet with prompt attention. July 4, 1855. 9-ts ~ WM. H. F. HALL, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ZEBULON GEORGIA. July 4, 1855. Ms A. D. NUNNALLY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, GRIFFIN, GEORGIA. June, 27, 1855. U UNDERWOOD, HAMMOND & SON, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, • ATLANTA, GEORGIA. WILL give personal attention to all business entrusted to their management, and attend the Sixth Circuit Courtof the United States, at Marietta, the Supreme Court at Macon and Decatur, and the Superior Courts in Cobb, Morgan, Newton, DeKalb, Fulton, Fayette, Spalding, Pike, Cass, Monroe, Upson, Bibb, Campbell, Coweta, Troup, Whitfield and Gordon, in Georgia, and Hamilton county, (Chattanooga,) in Tennessee. May 3,1855. ts . c. omen b. rri.LKK. GRICE & FULLER, A T TORNE Y S AT LA W, FAYETTEVILLE. GEORGIA. December 10th, 1855. 33 ~ tf W. L. MM. S. WALLACE. GRICE & WALLACE, ATTORFEYS AT L AW, BUTLER, GEORGIA. PERSONS intrusting business to them may rely on their fidelity, promptness and care. Dec. 10, ’65-33-ly. GARTKELL tu GLENN, attorneys at law, ATLANTA, GEORGIA. H7ILL attend the Courts in the Counties of Fulton, De- TV Kalb, Fayette, Campbell, Meriwether, Coweta, Car- Mil. Henry, Troup, Heard, Cobb, and Spalding. Lucius J.Gartrbll, I Luther J. Glenn, formerly of Washington, Ga. | FonnerlyofMcDonough.Ga. May 16, 1855. 3tf^ A Valuable Plantation for Sale Ff South-western Georgia, containing 303 j acres, as good Land m any in Georgia ; Corn, Fodder, Oats, and Stock of all kinds sold with the place, if desired. My Lot containing 2 acres, and a large and convenient DWELLING, in West Griffin. All indebted will please call and settle. lam determined to close my business, as I am actually determined to move to Florida. Oct. 17, 1855. .1b.... ts C. T DEUPREE. mim m smith’s shop. THE undersigned have associa ted themselves together nnder the . firm name and style of *3- CLARK & MX, For the purpose of carrying on the CARRIAGE MAKING and REPAIRING, WAGON MAKING and BLACK SMITH’S BUSINESS, in all their various branches. Their Shop is on the comer of Hill Street and Broadway, oppo ite the Georgia Hotel, down stairs, in the house formerly ccupied by A. Bellamy Esq. Promptness, dispatch and urability of work, they feel confident will secure for them liberal patronage. GEO. W.^CLARK, Griffin, Doc. 24, 1855. . 55.. ts Ilie tome State. 3). £BBoi\ VOL. 1. BOOK AND JOB OFFICE —or— THE EMPIRE STATE, GRIFFIN, GEORGIA. TIIE PROPRIETOR OF THE Having recently received a large assortment of NEW AND BEAUTIFUL FANCY TYPE AND BORDERS, Are now prepared to execute, in the best style, and at short notice, all kinds of I'loiii uni! (Drnnnientnl printing, suen as PAMPHL33TS Circulars, Labels, Business Cards, Catalogues, Programmes, Address Cards, Bill Heads, Fosters. Visiting Cards, Bank Checks, Hand Bills, Freight Bills, Blank Notes, Blanks, § c.. §-c., §■. PR Iff T 1 JIT? N C 0 L OftS PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. RATES OF ADVERTISES. THE following are the Rates of Charges for Advertising, determined on between the undersigned, to take effect from the time of entering into any new contract:— MS”Transient Advertising, $1 00 per square, for the first nsertion, and 50 cents for every subsequent one. CONTRACT ADVERTISING, 3 mos. 0 mos. 9 mos 12 ms 1 square, without change, $ 6 00 $ 8 00 $lO 00 sl2 00 Changed quarterly... 7 00 10 00 12 00 10 00 Changed at will, .*.... 800 12 00 14 00 1800 2 squares, without change,.... 10 00 15 00 20 00 25 00 Changed quarterly,... 12 00 18 00 24 00 28 00 Changed at will, 1.5 00 20 00 25 00 30 00 3 squares, without change,.... 15 00 20 00 25 00 30 00 Changed quarterly... 18 00 22 00 20 00 34 00 Changed at will, 20 00 20 00 32 00 40 00 Half column, without change.. 25 00 30 00 40 00 50 00 Changed quarterly,.. 28 00 32 00 45 00 55 00 Changed at will, 35 00 45 00 50 00 60 00 One column, without change,.. 60 00 70 00 80 00 10000 Changed quarterly,.. 65 00 75 00 90 00 110 00 Changed at will, 70 00 85 00 100 00 125 00 tar All transient advertisements will be inserted until or dered discontinued and charged for accordingly. A. A. GAULDIXG, “Empire State.” A. P BURR “American Union.” CARRIAGE ,CABINET SASH M A KING!!! THE subscriber takes pleasure in announ- , [® We eing to the citizens of (iritfin and rounding country, that lie still continues theVZSy ‘ VS? business of CARRIAGE and CABINET Making. CARRIA GES, BUGGIES, and WAGONS made to order at short no tice. A few of the best, made Buggies always on band. He has recently added to his establishment the business of SASH MAKlNG—cheap, and good as the best. - Burial, ca ses, newstyle. He will be found at his old stand, always ready towait upon Lis customers. Give him a call. A. BELLAMY. Griffin, Aug. 29,1855.. . .18.. . .ts J. E. WILLIAMS .7XO. It UK A, WM. M. WILLIAMS. J. E. WILLIAMS & CO., Successors to J. E. Williams, General Commission Merchants, ANI) DEALKKS IN GRAIN. BACON, LARD, FEATHERS, and TEN NESSEE PRODUCE, GENERALLY, Decatur Street, near the “Trout House,” Atlanta, Ga. 63” Letters of inquiry, in relation to the Markets, Ac., promptly answered. May 16,1855.-3tf EXCHANGE BROKER, ATLANTA, GEO. WILL attend to collections entrusted to him, and remit promptly, at current rates of Exchange: buy and sell uncurrent Bank Notes, Coin, Ac. The highest cisli price paid for Bounty Land Warrants, far Apply. > W. C. Wright, Griffin. Ga., for sale of Land Warrants. REFERENCES. —John Thompson, Banker, No. 2, Wall street, and Cauhart, Bko. A Go.. New York ; Converse A Cos., New Orleans. Atlanta, May 1C,’55 ts . J. THRASHER, J. M. DORSEY J. J. THRASHER & CO., WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Grocers and Commission Merchants, (At the Warehouse formerly occupied by J. E. Williams,) A TLA NT A, GE OR GIA. H. IT. GLENN, W. A.CIIAMRLESS May 16, 1855. 3-ts NOTICE. TIIE advertiser would respectfully announce to his cus tomers and the public generally, that lie continues to supply the various Magazines named below at the prices annexed : Harper, $2 25 ; Putnam, $2 25 ; Knickerbocker, $2 25 ; Household Words, $2 00; Blackwood, $2 25 ; Godey,s2 25; Horticulturist, (plain) $1 63 ; Little’s Living Age, $5 00 ; Frank Leslie’s Gazette of Fashions, $2 25 ; Ballou’s Picto rial, $2 50 ; Ladies’ Repository,, (Cincinnati,) $1 63 ; Ar thurs Home Magazine, $1 63. He is prepared also to (ill orders for standard andmiscel laneous books, whether from the trade or persons in other walks of industry. Having had an experience of 15 years in the Book and Periodical trade, he can give satisfaction to all parties entrusting him with orders. Specimen numbers of the Magazines on receipt of six Post Office letter stamps for the $3 or $2 Magazines, and for twelve such stamps a sample of the $5 or s(> works will be sent. Letters of inquiry must contain a stamp for the return postage. Books sent post paid, on receipt of the pub lisher’s advertised price. Address WILLIAM I'ATTON’ Bookseller, Hoboken, New Jersey. *2, Publishers of newspapers giving the above advertise ment, with this notice, a few insertions, and sending a marked copy to the advertiser, will be entitled to any one of the Periodicals in the above list for one year. Feb. 13, 1856. ©. M. WILLIAMS, “ RESIDENT PHYSICIAN, GRIFFIN, GEORGIA. fla_Officeon Hill Street, over Banks'Boot & Shoe Store. May 3, 1855. ts LOST. THE subscriler as losttbree Notes on Hugh B.Cambell two notes for twenty five dollars each, one for eighteen dollars, all given the 3d of June, 1855, and due one day af terdate. All said notes given to Berry Couch, and is the property of the undersigned. WM. B. COUCH. Feb. 19th 1856 3t....42 * MARSHALL bOLLEGE. BEING left alone in the inanagemet of this Institution for the present, the rates of tuition will be as fallows : Ist Term. 2d Term. For Spelling, Reading, Writing, &c 10 00 8 00 For Arithmetic, Geography,Grammar, Ac.. 12 00 10 00 j* or Algebra, Philosophy, Geometry,&c 14 00 12 00 For Latin, Greek, Trigonometry, &c sl6 00 sl4 00 <2_No extra charges, except for damage to the College Building The first term will close about the 4th of July. The second term will begin on the 4th of August, and close about the last of November. J. M. CAMPBELL. Griffin, Feb. 13, Fulton (mTjI House. ATLANTA, GEORGIA. D. L. GORDON, Proprietor. January 30th, 1866. .39. .ly. Window Glass 1 T7IRENCH Window Glass, of all sizes, for sale by T Sept 19, HILL & SMITHWSSA 1 ♦ • “ iio pet}! i|p co)ffc)cfe oi|ir Jotoels —Jl)c toiiolc bothies? Copllrt is (%$.” GRIFFIN, GEORGIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 5, 1850. H!* isttliantotts. [Published by request.] Spirit Kappings. BY REV. n. S. THRALL. In the year 1848, the house of Mr. Michael Weekman, in Arcadia. Wayne county, New York, became, to use the popular phrase, ‘’en chanted.” Mysterious noises were heard, and some invisible force was used to move tables, turn over chairs, and break crockery ware. — This proved so annoying, that the house was given up, and was subsequently occupied by a Air. J. 1) Fox. Catheri e and Margraetta, shrewed daughters of Mr. Fox, just verging in to womanhood, conceived the idea of interpret ing these knocks. Uneducated and supersti tious, they referred these sounds to the agency of ghosts By a series of experiments they as certained, as they thought, the truth of their surmise treating themselves in solemn silence with their hands resting upon a pine table, (which seemed to be particularly sensitive to the spirits, ) with their minds abstracted Irom sublunary thing.-, and intently fixed upon the ghost, they could invoke their presence, and obtain fiom them any information desired.— Further experiments were tried, anditws at length announced that any number of persons, anywhere, around any table, might ‘invoke the spirits irom the vasty deep.” The 111a ia spread. Circles were formed all over the country, and in all parts of the world. It is supposed that one hundred thousand mediums have appeared in the United States alone.— Very soon, hewever, rapping was found too slow a means of intercommunication between the worlds visible and invisible, and some ol the spirits resorted to the use of the pen, mov ing the passive hand of the medium, and others went so far as to make oral revelations ‘from the interior.’ How are these phcuoinAin to be accounted for ? It would be easy to assume a dignified posi tion, and ex cathedra, pronouuee the whole spirit-rapping and tab!e*turning movement a humbug. That many pretended mediums have attempted to palm off m.serable tricks upon the public, there can be no doubt. But are they all imposters ? A large ot witnesses, of undoubted intelligence and unim peached veracity, testify to the contrary. To impugn such evidence would be to invalidate the credibility ot all human testimony. Are they,, then, genuine communications from the spirits ? We think no'. The pre tended revelations are too puerile. Men who were great poets while living, dictate to the mediums the most wretched doggeral. Men noted for wisdom on eurtli, now give utterance to drivelling nonsense. All the spirits—Ger man and Hindoo, Greek and Latin—now make their communications in English, which seems somewhat unaccountable. All the sen timents are commonplace. ‘1 he language is frequently ungrammatical, and still more fre quently unintelligible jargon. Can pure, intellectual, enlightened beings, make such a bungling 111 attempting to commu nicate with the erring mortals of earth ? Their teaching upon the subject of theology is not uniform; some of ihem leading their fee ble aid to confirm the truth of God, but the most of them ’confess not t hat Jesus Christ is con ein the flesh,’and therefore ‘aie not of God.’ If the gospel of the Rappists is true, man has no Saviour to trust in this life, and no hell to dread in the future. Daniel Webster was a man of gigantic intel led, but can even his spirit teach, at the same moment, theology to a circle in New Orleans, philosophy to another in St. Louis, and politi cal economy to stiil another in New York ? iso it would seem irom the experiments of the Rappists. In spite of my most earnest endeav ors to believe in the reality of these manifesta tions, 1 find that my faith staggers under the effort to swallow such absurdities. In one circle a well accredited medium calls up the spirit of John Wesley He, in the most solemn manner, reaffirms the truth of the doctrines he taught while living. In anoth er circle, an equally well accredited medium consults the same spirit, and announces that John V\ e.-ely, since his disenthralment from the prejudices and superstitions of this mun dane sphere, has become a Universalist. We should think such glaring contradictions must throw a shade of doubt over the minds of the most sanguine Spiritualists Are these rappings attributable to Satanic agency ? Many nave so believed from their first appearance. Henry Ward Beecher give the influence of his name to this hypothesis, and thousands have adopted the same theory. That it is a work of the great deceiver of our race, many may admit; but that it is rniracu lously the wmk of the Devil, we do not believe. There is uo evidence of special Satanic power. The so-callea “manifestations” are too incon sistent, objectless, and absurd. It is the work of au inferior mind. Has the devil no more important employment than that of dan cing attendance upon every company of idlers who may choose to surround a table and in voke his presence to reveal the age of spinster, or while away his time in small talk to gratify their curiosity ? Ihe question returns upon us: if the Rap pists are not jugglers—if this is not the work of departed spirits, nor of the devil, how are these phenomena to be accounted for ? With out presuming to decide authoritatively a question so difficult of solution, we offer a sug gestion. Suppose some persons of peculiar tempera ment may have power to generate in them selves a nervo-tnag etic force, by which they can move bodies by mere volition, without coming in coutact with them, as ordinary per sons move their limbs, would this satisfactorily account for the table turning and other physi cal marvels ? Again, suppose that in this state the iniud ot the medium, the clairvoyant, or Rappists,is able unconsciously aud intuitive ly to perceive what is passing in the mind of the querist; would this accouut for the correct answers which in uumeious cases are said to be giren ? We think the existence of soch a newro-mag netic force will Account for the most marvel lous physical table-turning phenomena, even the lifting, several feet from the floor, of the table upon which Senator Taltnadge was placed. Admitting that such a force may be generated, and there is no fixed limit to its op erations, it may become as potent as electrici ty. Before Ihe the time of Plato and Aristo tie, llippocr..tes observed the existence in the human frame of such a power Different wri ters, in various ages of the world, have made similar observations. In 1784, a commission for the Academy of Arts in Paris was sent to witness the experiments of the celebrated Mesmer. Dr. Franklin was a member of this commission. In their report they ascribe* one class of his effects to this unknown force, which they denominate animal magnetism In 1846, Angeline Cattin, a nervous facto ry operative, in France, was observed to have this power in an eminent degree. Mons. Ar ago, the great mathematician and astronomer, visited her, and discribes her power over mat ter as being truly wondtrful She could, at will, without touching them, move large bodies. He ascribes the effects to the possession of this myster ous and unexplained force. What is there more uiiacountable in the existence of magnetism in the human frame than in the ex istence of polar magnetism and ordinary elec tricity ? An uneducated person enters a room where an individual stands upon an in sulated platform highly charged with electric ity. Ignorant of this, he attempts to shake hands with him and finds himself so shocked as to be hardly able to stand. In his amazement he would ascribe this to the devil Is there any thing more wonderful in this force, as its effects are seen in the experiments of the mes merizer, the biologist, and the table turner, than in the electrical power of the torpedo, or the facination of serpents ? We believe that in time the existence of this nervo-magnetic agent in the human system will be rigidly de monstrated and all its wonderful phenomena explained. This will at once, and for ever, settle the question of superuatuarl agency in producing these effects. The mental miracles next come up for ex planation. The clairvoyant and Rappists pro fess to give answers to inquir es propounded in a manner incomprehensible and mysterious. Without venturing an opinion as to the just ness of these claims, we may admit them for our present purpose. Aside from all supernat ural agency, this is a really recondite subject, and one which, with our limited knowledge, seems incapable of solution. We class the spirit-rappings and clairvoyants in the same category, because the phenomena observable in both appear identical Both require the same notionless condition of the body, and abstraction of the mind, to induce this state The same persons are mediums, and the same class of persons believers. The communications made are of the same import We throw out the suggestions, that possibly the medium, when in this nervo-magnetic state, possessed the faculty, unconsciously, of intuitively per ceiving what was passing in the mind of the operator or circle The most cursory observer of the teachings of clairvoyants must have noti ced that the subject becomes a mere echo of the sentiments of the operator. The vaga l’ies of Andrew Jackson Davis had been previ ously published to the world among the spec ulations of the self-styled rationalistic preach ers of Universalisra It was not the noviity of Davis’s revelations that gave them currency; it was the fact that an uneducated youth could make use of such language, and deliver such sentiments. Davis was mesm-rized by a tal ented (Jinverbalist preacher, and in his clair voyant state re-echoed the semtiinents clothed in ti.e language of bis master. Has any clair voyant or medium ever given utterance to a sentiment or item of intelligence not previous ly known to someone present? We think not; and farther that no new truth will ever be so revealed. We might give numerous facts in illustration of this position, but one must suffice. We are indebted to the nation al Magazine for this, and quote from memory. A clerical gentleman visited a circle, aud in quired concerning a deceased relative. To his astonishment, the answers were all rapped out correctly. He was almost convinced, and determined to visit the circle again. This time he prepared three sets of questions. He knew the answers to the first class perfectly well, but presumed die medium did not. The se cond class were such questions as he could not answer satis.actorily to himself. The third class were such as he did not know the answers to, but couid ascertain bv reference to history The first class were answered very correctly; ttie second were answered very much as ’he would have answered them himself; aud 011 ex amination he found the answers to the ques tions of the third class all wrong. I his case illustrates our position The medium obtains its answers not from disembodied spirits, but from spirits inhabiting tlesh aud blood, present in the circle. Here, tlien, vanishes all the boasted comma ideation with the spirit-world Solomon says there is nothing new nnder the sun. I here is certainly nothing new in this pretended consultation wiih the spirits of the dead. Our inquisitiveness, and interest in the great question of a future state of being, orig inates every conceivable method of obtaining information relative to that state. A dear member of the family circle, or the idol of the nation, dies, h eeping ones naturally inquire, where is Ids spirit ? Anxiety induces creduli ty, and we imagine,upon the slightest evidence that we have obtained the information desired Divination and necromancy were practised in the Court of Pharaoh, in the time of Joseph. And though it was condemned by the statutes of Moses, we find the Israelites guilty of this heathenish custom. Among the Medcs and Persians, the Assyrians and Babylonians, the Greeks and Romans, we find the same pre tensions to necromaucy. Under apostolic preaching Simon the sorcerer was converted at Ephesus, and numbers more practising the oc cult, tricks were converted,and burned up their pernicious books. After a venial” priesthood cursed the Church, ihe priest announces au thoritatively that the soul of a departed fellow being is suffering purgatorial torment. After a handsome reward for his prayers, he announ ces that the spirit has ascended to Paradise— Need we remind the intelligent reader of the number of fortune-tellers, conjurors, and con- fa BdtWft suiters with familiar spirits, who have swarm ed through Europe, astonishing the nations with their feats,, and drawing a large revenue from the pockets of the credulous ? Neither the pretensions nor wanders of the Rappists are new. In 1604, the Rosicrucians appeared in Paris. This was a singular sect, who were supposed to have sold themselves to the devil ‘1 he claims of this sect totally eclipse both the clairvoyants and the Rappists. They claimed that they could make unlimited supplies of money—that they could at will transport themselves with the velocity of thought to any part of the univeise, and reveal what they saw and heard—that they could render themselves invisible, and enter the most secret closets in spite of bolts and locks they could call up the spirits of the dead —tell fortunes—discover lost articles—communicate to the man who from good motives willed to join them, all knowledge, past present and to come. For two hundred years this sect fiilled Europe with its marvels, and it is probable that some of the popular superstitions of the present day may be traced to this origin. Be fore such pretentions the commonplace sayings ani doings of the table-turners must sink into utter insignificance. We would caution cur lady readers against lending their presence and influence of the “circles.” Tins excitement has already made many maniaces It has confirmed thousands in their false notions of the future state. It has weakened the faith of some in the world of God It has done no appreciable good Its effects have been evil, ami only evil, and that continually. If the whole thing is a trick, you ought not to desire to become a dupe. If it >s of the devil, you certainly do not wish to place yourself more under his control than you are in the ordinary transactions of life If it is the work of bad spirits, it is necromancy, and is plainly prohibited it: the Bible as theft or murder. The astute metaphysician ami philosopher may, nay, ought to give this subject a tho rough scientific investigation Le Verrier, in his closet, by rigid mathematical calculations, demonstrated the existence of a planet in the solar system exterior to the orbit of Uranus He determined its distance from the sun, its size, and its periodic revolutions. The man who can bring to bear upon the subject pre sented in this essay, the talent and patient perseverance widen the Frenchman displayed in his astronomical researches, may succeed in solving all its mysteries, and explaining all its phenomena. Such a discovery would confer immortality upon its author, if not upon the age in which he lives, and link his name in hon orable association with the names of Coperni cus and Harvey, of Newton and Franklin, and other great benefactors of our race. Obtaining Revenge. Mr. Snarl resides in Forsyth street. Mr Snarl is an old bachelor, with an Irish girl for a luuse keeper. Mr. Snarl lives in a good style, but has some queer notions. Snarl dislikes dogs above all things, organ grinders not excepted. Snarl’s next door neighbor is Harry Samson Now, Harry is the opposite of Mr. Snarl. He sets a high value on a dog, and thinks there’s only one article equal to a Newfound land —that’s woman. Harry has several specimens of the canine race. The other evening they got up a howling match, because the moon became eclipsed. 1 hey commenced about 10 o’clock and kept it up till the suu got an inch and a half above Williamsburg. This annoyed Mr. Snarl, and he had Harry “jerked up for a nuisance,” and lined ten dollars. Ihe next fhorning the following advertisement appeared in the Herald : “Wanted—At No. Forsyth street* two bull dogs and four spaniel pups. For full-blood ed dogs the highest price will be made.’ Call between 5 and 6, F M. James Snarl.” We need not say that the advertisement was inserted by Harry. His reason for making thecalis between 5 and 6 P. M., was because Mr, Snarl was always out at that time, taking an airing around the Battery. At the hours specified, dogs and pups might have been seen going up the Bowery to G rand, and out of Grand to Forsyth, to the mansion occupied by Mr. Snarl. The first person that pulled the door-bell, was a butcher from Centre market, with a pair of dogs that would make mince meat of a tiger. Ma ggie answered the bell, when the following colloquy took place : “Does Mr. Snarl live here ?” “lie Joes. Why do you ax ?” “I’ve got some dogs for him.” “Dogs for Mr. Snarl ! Mother of Moses ! You’ve mistook the door !” ‘‘Devil a hit. —read that ” Here Sykesy took out the morning Herald and showed Maggie the advertisement. Mag gie was thunderstruck ; there was no denying the advertisement. She accardingly told Sykesy to go into the yard with the dogs and await the return of Mr. Snarl. Sykesy did so In about two minutes Maggie was again summoned by the door bell. “I’ve got some dogs for Snarl.” “You have ? Well, then, go into yard with the other blackguard.” No. 2 followed No 1 ; No. 2 was soon follow ed by No 3, who succeeded by lots 4, 5 and 6. By half-pas., five o’clock, the back yard contain ed twenty-one bull dogs and fourteen spaniels. The former got up a misunderstanding, and by the time Snarl arrived, seven spaniels had been placed horse de combat , wh lea dog from Fulton Market was going through his third round with a yellow terrier from Mott street. Mr. Snarl reached home a few minutes before six. Maggie opened the door for him and burst ont as follows : “For the love of the holy virgin, go back and stop them—they are eating each other up, and if not choked off, will devour the owners. Since the days ol Crnmmel, I’ve never seen such a hallabuloo intirely I” Snarl “went back.” He looked into the yard, and would have sworn, but he could not find oaths sufficiently powerful to do justice to his feelings. When we left Mr Snarl was emptying the back yard with an axe-helve. “Mother,” said a little boy, “I’m tired of this pug nose, it’s growu pugger and pogger every day.” Presidential Stimulations. It is but natural that tile friends of the many prominent and deserving men attached to the National Democratic party should feel an anxous solicitude that the claims of ttie'iP favorites should receive a fair consideration from the approaching Cincinnati Convention, and the great number of names pfeSvuted from different sections for the nominations to be made by that Convention would seem, tc the outsider, calculated to embarrass its action ; Siich, however, will not be the case It is generally understood, we believe; that the Delegates to the Convention from all of the different States which will be represented in it, are left free to act for the best interests of the party and the country. Our individual choices are subject to the will of the majority, which from time immemorial has been held in vener ation by the Democratic patty, and there is nr fear that the direction of that will be towards the best interests of the country, and the constitution unimpaired, and its vindication from the insults and aspersions of fanatics and traitors North and South. Some of our op position cotempdraries sneer at what they term the want of unity in the Democratic party; when they see the efforts of the friends of the proposed condidates. “The wish is father to the thought,” and, not to discus tlie cynical disposition manifested by such sneers, it is like wbistlihg against the wind, for there is noth ing to apprehend for the harmony of the Con vention. Since it is so universally understood that upon the action of that convention, and the ultimate success of the men and measures it promulgates, depends the permanency of this gouernment, it comes badly from the month of these editors to attempt to sow seeds of discord amongst its delegats ; but opposition to De mocracy is so deeply rooted and in their nature that to sneer it seems a part of that nature, a practice handed down irom generation to gene ration until it lias wholly occupied much soil which were better appropriated to the growth of conservatism and patriotism. But let them rail on. Let George Law represent the views of all such men as speak lightly of Democracy, and the Cincinnati Convention. Let their traditional hatred to the name of Democracy drive them to the sacrifice of every Southern sentiment upon the “live oak” altar, and let them complete their estrangement from the South and her honor by perfecting their far advanced nffiiation with abolitionism and its kindred fanaticisms until they receive the amount of obloquy due their unfair and unnatural course. God save tfidse men who would throw cold water upon the last hope of a constitutional union. —Atlanta Examiner. No. 44 From the Georgia ConstitntioimlL-it David J. Baily, President of the Senate; shall be the subject of our first effort,though we only see him in his official capacity,and hence have less opportunity for judging cf hism ental powers. He lias quite a large physique, though so well proportioned, that one would hardly notice he is larger than ordinary, unless he should be noticed when standing by others. His countenance generally wears a pleasing, good humored, thorigh rather indolent aspect; Hiß hair is commencing to turn grey ; he has a smiling eye, nose rather Grecian, and a mouth indieating some firmness. He is free and easy in his manners, and evidently has some fun in his composition.- He is careful and particular, though sound iu judgment— impartial and considerate in his decisions, and has always been found equal to legislative; constitutional emergencies. His decisions, wherever they have been appealed from, have been sustained by the Seuate. The ability, grace, and dignity manifested in the discharge of his official, as presiding officer of the General Assembly, prove him a man of mind, well regulated. Georgia need not blush il she always has such raeu td preside over her Legislature Rob’t. McMillan, of Habersham Mr. McMillan hails from the Emerald Isle, and bears, in his general appearance, his manners, his disposition, his voice, &c. f unmistakable evidence of his nativity. He is ot.medium size, carries himself erect, and walks with a measured tread. His hair is never parted ; but is always thrown back from his forehead, is black, and when he is excited seems to rise and stand. There is some defect iu his eyes, both of them not turning the same way, not very noticeable, however. Fine lawyer, and excellent debater, and a warm, enthusiastic, wholesoul man. A strong Southern Rights inan. Iu his support of measures,- too otteu carried by excels of feeling into a too violent advocacy of them. Courteous and obliging by nature, lie is a warm friend, and ever ready to do favors, thus proving a heart in the right place. Conscientious. A; ■* 4 i Quick Work, ano an Inopportune Kiss.— The Lewisville Journal of the 20th instant; learns that on the previous day a valuable female servant beloning to Mr. J. W. NeW land, of that city, escaped to Indiana, but was brought back in less than two hours. According to her own account, a whitt mau saw her the night before,and made arrangements with her to meet him in the morning after breakfast at the Portland Railroad Depot, whence the two were to go off together. She went to the depot at the appointed time, found her white companion there, and took passage on the cars, having several dresses oil and her face thickly veiled. Those who saw her sup posed her to be white. The black woman and white man, the latter a big burley fellow, crossed the river on the ferry-boat, she being.supposedall the while to be a white woman ; and, when the boat arrived on the other side, lie passed out and ascended the bank first She folk wed about ten steps behind, and, when they were both on the top of the bank, the amorous and impatient rascal, thinking all safe, and wishing to seize the first golden moment, raised her veil and kissed her. That raising of her veil was fatal. The ferry - mau saw, that although she had a white lover, she bad a black face, and rushing np the bank, he seized her and demanded where she Was going; She protested that she was free, but, not being able to show the documents, sko was brought back and lodged in jail even beforo being missed by the family to which she be longed. The Abolitionist was shortly after seized and carried off to Louisville, where ho ia safely lodged in jail. A Good One.— A correspondent of the New York Tribune says that recently during tho balloting for the Speakership aud old Democrat from Tennessee remarked “that during the previous twontyfotir hours he had fancied that he could see the form of the immortal Jackson hovering over the Assembly and with all the energy and determination that formerly characterized him exclaiming, ”By the Eternal no more Banks 1” Getting married is like getting corned, you feel much better after you are through with the ceremony.