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toman Cuttoolic Disabilities.
When the Somniles had surrounded the Roman
army at the Caudino forks, .in aged Senator of
approved wisdom, the father of the Somnite gen
eral wru called on for his advice as to the proper
disposition to be made of .the conquered enemy
-dismiss them," said he, 'unmolested and unran
snmed.' This being a strain of generosity too
high for the conquerors, he then said, 'exterminate
them to the last mnn.' Astonished at the seem
ing condition in the counsel ii.ven, the Somnite
general requested an explanation. By my first
advice,' said the old Senator, '.which was the best,
I recommended Jo you to ensure the everlasting
irs'iturfe of a powerful people ; by my second,
which was the worst, I pointed out to you to pol
icy of getting rid of a dangerous enemy. There
i nn third way. 'Ttititan nullum consilium.'
When asked il a middle course would not do, and
whither the Romans should not be subjected to
hard conditions and dismissed unhurt, he said,
ht i quirfcm st ntentia ed est, qua. ncq.te amicos
jmrat, HCjuc ittimicos toll it.
The son, tinlinpp!y Rr his country, thought
himself wiser tlian his father, and adopted the
middle a ure. passing the Romans under the yoke
Mid fending them home irreconcilable enemies.
This incident, formerly applied to the Catholic
-tieti n in Great Britain, applies equally well to
the same question here.
We have a party who fancy that the Romans
are jn.ihe.Caudine forks, and, unhappily for our
.nuntry, thinking themselves wiser ihnn their
tires, propose to pass the enemy under the yoke.
This selfstvhd American party represent to us
that the Roman Catholics are powerful enough to
be dangerous, and propose to wound, but not to
lay them to make t hi m in ligtbls for office, hut
to leave them in possession of the elective fran
chise, the great instrument of political power.
Those Car holies who, from talent, wisdom or
worth, would probably be elevate! to office, arc
degraded and insulted, while the inferior (portion
are left untouched. Can it he supposed that the
influence of. the Catholic leaders over their follow
ers will he impaired by ineligibility to office. ? Will
tlu re not he, ns now, the ties of a common reli
gion, and, to some extent, of a common persecu
tion? They are to be irritated, but not disarmed.
Their followers are hit to them, armed with the
elective franchise. And this powerful weapon is
to be wielded at the command of injured and in
dignant leaders. From loyul citizens they wjll be
incited to become traitors. What love or rever
ence can they bear to a Constitution whicV de
presses them below the common level and-stigma-tizus
them as unfit to be trusted ?
,tf they be enemies, and are powerful enough to
he bared, and we have ihem in the Caudine forks,
let us tx'ermitnte ihem politically or dismiss
tliem 'unmolested and unrr.nsomed.' lTcrtium
nullum consilliuyn.1 Let them go. or deprive
them of the elective franchise, make them ineligi
ble In office, lake from them the education of their
children, abolish Ca'holic schools and colleges,
disqualify Hu m for silting on juries or serving in
the i.rmy and navy, and, if ihey still gain upon
u, deport them as the Moors were deported from
Spain.
'I 'he latter course is a logic?! deduction from K.
Nothing principh s, hut, 'willing to wound and yet
afra'd to strike.' they shrink from such monstrous
consequences and content themselves with a mid
dle course, which serves no other purpose than
fa show th ir maligniiy and to rouse Catholic
I ite.
It is the fashion to speak of the men who de
vised the anti-Catholic laws of Great Britain as
ferocious bigots, and yet, compared with the in
seu ors of Know Nothing sm, they are great, lib
eral. minded, patriotic statesmen. They hd some
excuse for their ' enormities. They lived when
the agonies and struggles of die? Reformation were
at their heght, and hen lingland bo-e a divided
allegiance one part of the nation adhering to an
exiled Catholic family and the other maintaining
a reigning Protestant dynas'y. There was some
excuse for tearing Catholic predominance when
n.en were hanged lor believing in the Pope, and
burned for denying him. A Catholic was lerril.b'
:ti the dnys of continental wars between iheCaih
ilics and ProteMants, of Spanish Armadas, of gun
powder plots and Popish conspiracies. When the
It-s of Gates, the murder of Godfrey, and the
Highland army of the Catholic Pretender, frigh
tened the nation from its propriety. Catholic was
then synonymous with traitor. 'Hut, (said Canning)
as treason was naturally concealed while religion
was more readily avowed or ascertained, tho test
of the suspected politcs was sought in the profess
ed creed. It wH3 necessary to discover the Pa
pit who w ished to restore the exiled family, and
the oa'h of transubvanliatiun was devised to de
It ct them.' Whtu those times pis-sed awav. the
odious penalities, to which thay had given birth,
vanished with him. Thirty-four vears ago, ijje
Hritish House of Commons, on the memorable
night of April 1-1, 1821, by a vote of 2 Hi to 197.
swept ihem from the Mntute book, and made Cath
olics eligible to Parliament.
Who can turn, wiihr.u: deep mo: :ificr.tion, fiom
the historj of th fearf.il times which ail hut ex
cuse the Catholic disabilities and the magnanimity
wliich tubst qupn'ly removed them, to the unpro
voked hatred of Catholics and the insensate policy
with regard to them, proposed by a large ciass of
American citizens? Where are our Spanish Ar
mada9, gun powder plots. Popish conspiracies and
Highland invasions ? What continental wars rage
in sight of our shores, involving the existence of
the Protestant religion ? What shadow of excuse
have we to hate or fear the Catholics? And yet
it is proposed to leap back to the hates, the fears
and the penalities of those times, vaulting clean
over the peace, good-will and liberality of the in
tervening period. If the great American people
give themselves up to such bigotry, we hope they
will no longer be absurd enough to talk about '.heir
progress in political science. In such events we
must beg instruction from Spain and pattern after
his progressive Majesty, the Sultan.
From the South Side Democrat.
Mr. Editor : Will you oblige a friend, and
one who is not a Catholic, by inserting the enclos
ed, clipped from the Washington Sentinel ? Com
ment is unnecessary. May it reach the hearts of
those who have endeavored to create a prejudice
against that church whose members are so kindly
and benevolently serving our afflicted people.
.CHRISTIAN.
THE SISTERS OK CIIARITV.
In our .exchanges we find the most dishearten
ing accounts. of the continued ravages of yellow
fever in Portsmouth, Virginia ; and while our
heart yielded its sincere and ready sympathy to
the sifflicied and bereaved, we were attrae'ed by a
bright .-pot in the desolate .waste tiiat was presen
ted hy ihem.
Alter stating that the panic was so great as to
have caused the flight of more than one half ol
the ciUZ'-ns, to have closed all the .stores, to have
suspended all branches of business, !he simple
statement is made that "the Sisters of Charity
have voluntarily sought the fearful scene, and are
rendering the kind offices of nursing the sick an.d
comloriing the affl.cied."
Sisters of Charity ! Well, indeed, are you so
called, who lurn your backs upon ease, and com
fort, and pleasure, and safety, to wait upon the
sick, the comfortless, the deserted, in the midst of
peril ! Whether friend or acquaintance, or stran
ger, it is all alike to you.
Where is the heart, hard and rugged in its orig
inal nature or improved and softened by the influ
ences of genial piety, or lodging in the breast ol
the bigot and fanatic, that does not beat a grateful
response to such u iiobie instance of disinterested
charity ?
Are these the persons whose brothers, and fath
ers, and kinsman, are to be proscribed from hold
ing office and placed under the ban ofjgovernmeni
displeasure, because forsooth, they worship God
in their own way and after their own conscience?
Are such useful and unselfish charities to appeal
in vain for an equal participation in the benefits of
our government, and the bl-ssings of our institu
tions ? As was beautifully said by Mr. Senator
Hunter in his late speech :
',Dut, fellow-citizens, I went a little too far, when
I said it was proposed to procribe Catholics from
all offices .in this country. There are some offices
wliich the sons and daughters of that Church are
Still considered competent to discharge. I mean
the oft'ees of Christian charity, of ministration to
the sick. The sisters of charity may enter yon
der pest house, from whoso dread portals the bra
vest and strongest man quails and shrinks ; she
may breathe the breath of the pestilence which
walks abroad, in that mansion of misery, tin order
to minister to disease where it .is most helpless.
There, too, the tpnes of hnr voioe may be heard
mingling with the last accents of humm despair,
to soothe the fainting soul, as she points through
the gloom of, the dark yally of the jshadow of death
to the Cross of Christ, which stands transfigured
in celesii6l light, to bridge the way from Earth to
Heaven; and when cholera or yellow fever invades
votir cities, the Catholic Priest may refuse to lake
refuge in flight, holding the place of the trueSol
dier of the Cross to be by the sick man's bed even
though death pervades tho air, because he may
there tender ministrations of his holy office to
those who need them n ost,"
rai hia-i Gosip.
The New York Tribute (H. G. having return
ed in the Baltic) has some Parisian gossip touch
ing France and the Npo!ea.ns. We quote ;
"In the absence of a lineal heir to his throne
and nothing is heard in France of th? prospect
of such an heir recently heralded on this side of
the A'lantic the succession runs to old Jerome,
only serviving brother of Napolean I., and next
to his son Jerome Napolean. who was a noisy Red
tl- publican previous to his cousin's usurpation.
Old Jerome is nobody, and is not known to have
ever adopted a principle or cherished a convic'ion.
Young Jerome has some talent, but no character
or rather a bad reputntion, even in profligate
Paris. .
He is there accounted not merely loose in his
morals, even when judged ly the lax Parisian
standards, but is popularly believed :o have be
trayed a yant .of courage while in the Crimea.
Lonif Napoleai.'s rule is endured because it is
known that he will fight to maintain it, nnd not
run auay when it is threatened, as his two las:
predecessors did."
Anecdote of the Late Czar. We read in
Ike Abcille dm Sard. "In the month of July, 1863,
the Emperor Nicholas was passing along the Et -ghsh
quay, when he noticed a hearse traversing
the road followed only by one person, an official
from one of the hospitals. Surprised at seeing
neither the parents nor friends of the deceased fol
lowing the remains to their last home, the Emper
or stopped his carriage and asked ho it was about
to be buried. A poor employe of the hospital,'
said the niin. At these words the Emperor lelt
his carriage, moved his helmet, made the Mgn ol
the cross, and followed the hear-e. his held un
covered. A crowd of people, including mote dis
linsaihed Persona ire, hastened to fellow tins ex
nmple, and it waj not long before the cottye be
came most imposing. Then turning to the crowd,
ha Enperor said, in a loud voice, Now, peal le
ssen, 1 hop- ihat you will render Itta (last Jutles
of a clinsiian to this pour deceased, and that you
will accompany the body to the tposb. "
Visit to Table Rock.
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MORG ANTON, IN. J., Aug. 1U.
The countv of Burke, in which the Jelijjhtful
town of Morganton is situated, is enclosed on all
sides by mountains, which branch of south-east-wardly
from the Blue Ridg. The t-urfuce of the
country is rugged, and intersected by numerous
water courses ; the soil is fertile, and the climate
cool and salubrious. These natural advantages
are enjoyed by a thrifty and intelligent population
the upper classes of which are educa'ed and re
fined, and possess in a high degree that indepen
dent and courteous bearing which is characteris
tic of Southern gentility.
Prominent among the mountain of the western
or Linville rang'-, about eighteen mih s from Mor
ganton, is Table Rock, which, from the peculiari
ty of having iis summit capped with an immense
rock of the form of an oblong square, has reci iv
ed this appellation, and been an obj-cl of aitrac
tion to travellers who visit this interesting coun
try. The first ten miles of the road from Morgan
ton, is over a succession of wooded hills and fer
tile Vtllte ; for the next .six miles the couirry is
so broken that 'he journey can be made on horse
back only. As ihe mountain is approaelu d, the
path stretches nlong elevated rules in many pla
ces scarcely wid" enough lor four horses to stand I
abreast which gradually uscending reach it near
its summit.
The cistern side of the mountain is precipitous
ly steep, presenting the appearance of having been
cleft from its summit to its base throughout its en
tire length. The other .idrs slope gradually
downwards, and are covered with verdure. Up
on the very summit, rising to the betgltl of three
hundred feet, is the rock, the length ol which run
ning north and south, is about five hundred feel,
with a width at the top of about one hundn t! feet.
The eastern side of the rock, being parallel to and
corresponding with thai of the body of the moun
tain, presents a continuous perpendicular snrlace
of nearly eight hundred feet. On the western
side there is an immense fisMire ex'ending down
wards (or about two hundred feet, with an aver
age width of ten feet. In i his fissure ihere are
several caverns and tortuous passages, where the
drippings from the rocks above collect and form
pools of water, cool and refreshing to the j ided
explorer, wJio selects this spot to take his lunch :
and recruit -his exhausted energies. If this fissure
were continued throughout the length and depth
of the mountain, and the outer fragment removed I
the mountain would resemble a conical mass with ,
two of its sitl-s removed perpendicularly from a ;
point near its apes to its base. The base of the i
mountain on "II side? is of a much higher level ,
than the neighboring valleys, so thai though the j
elevation of its summit is nearly as great us that !
of any of the IJfue Ridge, it is not 30 eonspieuous
as it would be we re it surrounded by deep val- i
leys.
Ir. the small pools of water which collect in the
cavities and depressions o ri toe surface of the rock j
millions of the lame of mosquitoes nre th posited.
In a small cavity on the topmost ledge, (about 500
feet above the level of the. sen) containing not
more than a quart of water, there were hundreds
of the yonng of thse insec's nearly in a condi- j
lion to take wing. The fully developed inject i
does not wander far from its place of birth to an- !
noy the human .p' cies, hut finds i's food in the
thick shrubbery which lines the shady slopes of ;
these uninhabited regions.
From the summit of the rock, the county of
Burke is seen stretching out South eastward!? to i
the rnge of the Sob;h mountains, twenty-five miles j
distant. On all other sides rise monntain after :
mountain, beyond the rnnge of vision. The j
Grand-father and the Roan the highest of the j
B!u tBiilge are in full view. The Ltnnville j
proper is immedittely Westward, and beyond is j
the Linville falls, where the river of that name is j
precipitated qver three rockey ledge the depth j
of three hundred feet. Near these F ills is an un- j
explored cave, .supposed to be very ex'ensive, j
which, from the picturesque scene.r.y w.hich sur- j
rountls its entrance invites exploration.
Th view from the top of the rock ell repays j
the toil of the ascent. Nothing but actual obser
vation can convey an idea of the grand iagni
cence of this mountain scen- ry. Th bright sun
o'er fiend, th" ,rreen valleys below, and the innu
merable mountains looming out in'erminabl y into
the far distance, w ith their peaks either bilhed in
clouds or jutting into the clear sky above, present
too many .images, r.iise too ojany emotions, and
give birth to too many reflections to be expressed
in language. The appearance pres-nted on n
cloudy day is strikingly similar to that of a burn
ing plain the vaporous cloud: moving in various
directions, stimulating the n". ikes and columns of
smoke arising from objects of different elevations
and distances.
Su miles north of Tnble Rock, and 1$ miles
from Morganton, lie the Piedttio.ni Springs, which
nre much resorted to by the invalid residents of
l he vicinity. There is o sulphurous nnd cbaly-
beat Spring the water of the forcp-r being we
adapted to liver and akn disease that of the lit
ter to al! enemic and debilitated conditions of the ,
system.
The mountain ranges, and the almost inacessi
ble vallies of this region, extend over n space of
about 625 squa -e miles, and are nearly in n state
of nature, beicg inhibited nlmoM exclusively by
their aboriginal bestial denizen. To the lover of
nature nnd the hunter, these wilds present many i
r.ttraclions. and when the contemplated rs ilrnd
from Salisbury to Morganton is completed, it will
doubtless be visiti d by thousands oi Carolinian'
who now yearly winder through less interesting
scenes, and among people who are foreign to them
in principle and feeling.
Correspondence Charleston Courier.
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'I he London Times fays : In various parts ol
S.i'jth Wles ihe emissaiies ol the Morwonities
are most active in propagstiug ai;J Spreading the
doctrines o! the Litter ) iy Sahus, snd among the
laboring population they have been indefatigable
in urging udious practice of poUgamy. i
Among the miners und colliers of the iron and '
Co . 1 districts o! South VVaies, the tenets ol this I
.-.ect find pecuii .r luvur, tind wo regr: tq s iy that (
in Ijo many instances ihsepeur people have been
perverted, "and considerable mnnla r have this
summer fell th ir homes and country to seek their
unppioess al ihe great American set'h'mrnt. More :
arc hbQut to follow this autumn
from the New Orfe.ins True Deit i.
The Louisville Atrocities
It is not necessary to call the attention of our
renders to the details ol the recent insurrectionary
proceedings in Louisville, the bloody, brutal and
disgraceful record beinji destined to n wide circu
latHin among our (eliow. citizens, atound d that
such terrible transactions could oceur under the
very eyes ol the public authorities of a large city,
uninterrupted and uupunished ; and an.oiig the
n.itions of the old world, w here the enemies ol our
republican system can use it us a powerful argu
ment ngainst our institutions and the capacity of
man for self-government.
We quote the accounts of the deplorable exces
ses committed, from the Courier nnd Jourr.nl ol
Louisville, the former, we believe, a recenl sece
der from the order of Know Nothings; the niter,
one of most iiiFamniHtory, dangerous and unscru
pulous supporters of the secret association whose
influence in the elections of ihe country since its
r.dvent has usually been marked by the grosses
violation ol individual right, and the most indefcut
sihh excesses. We do not say that the blame ol
initiating the deplorable outrages committed at
many elections in the last eighteen months was in
all c ses fairly chargeable to the Order ; nor do
we think it necessary or useful to provoke contro
versy about such a matter : we simply assert that
since this secret association came into field of po
lines as mi element in our elections, more blood
has heeti shed, more property wantonly destroyed,
greater and more daugerous violations of the i.iws
have occurred than had ever before heen experi
enced in the most exciting times or the most vio
lent contentions of parties, put together. Now, it
is nppnreol to us, and it must, we think, be equally
so to all decent, orderly nd W - respecting citi
zens, that one of two things cannot but follow the
commission of such atrosities ; either we must
abandon our system of self-government, and sub
mit ourselves to a military despotism, or take such
s:eps to elf-ct nn organization of the government
of our large cities as will enable those charged
with their administration promptly to vindicate
the laws and trample down all those who d ire to
violate thern, whether in the desecrated name of
Arnericaus or others chosen by adopted citizens,
whose allegiance to the republic is made subservi
ent lo their evil passions and habits of insubordi
nation. To American citizens, native nnd adopt
ed, if they really desire to maintain and perpetu
ate republican government, all violators ol the
laws are alike odious, and sympathy with them is
a crimo liitle, if at all, inferior in enormity and
turpitude to the actual commission of the crimes
of murder und arson of w hich they are the infamous
authors.
Io thus unqualifiedly denouncing the perpetra
tors of such crimes as those w hich have, within a
few days past, disgraced Louisville, nnd to some
extent lowered in the eyes of the world the charac
ter ol our country, we should be unfaithful to our
duty did we lorbear from pointing the attention of
refl' cting ci izeus to those persons, neither obscure
nor uneducated, in our own city, who are found
openly defending the murders and the destruction
which have occurred, and who daily, in the most
public manner, endeavor to stir up tho murderous
passions of bad men here to a repetiti n of lie hor
rors of which Louisville lias been midc the thea
tre. We have several persons of this description
in our mind's eye at this moment, and we hope
we shall be spired the pain of ever refering more
directly and pointedly to them.
The question should not be whether persons
charged with violations of the law are of this or
that party, of American or fereign birth, but whe
ther they are really guilty ; when the u'inos! pen
alties prescribed for such offences should be ri
giously and impartially dispensed to them ; for
every one should be made to understand that this
is a country of law and order, not disordt r anil
and licentiousness, and that no man can violate
either with inpuoity. Hoping that our columns
may never again be polluted wi'h such abomina
ble particulars as those copied from the Louisville
journal, we take leave for the present of the loath
some siiiject.
.Blue Ridue Railroad. The friends of this
great ent' rpnse will he glad lo learn that the work
is progressing in a very encouraging manner.
in this State, it is being vigorously pushed forward
by the sub-contractors. In Georgia, nil ihe road,
with the exception of six miles is under contract,
and, the work progressing finely. Tho remain
der will be taken in a siort t,ime. We understand
ihe road in N"rtb C ryl.;n i snd Tennessee will be
delivered to the contractors soon, and the work
along the whole line commenced immediately
thereafter.
With the ability and energy of the Direction,
ihe fav.OXaule improvement in the money market,
a bountiful haryest ayd consequent cheapness of
provisions.; and industrious energ-tic contractors,
we can see no good reason why the work should
not proceed saisajctonly, sud we believe that it
will .continue to do so
Pickens Coirier, Aug. 18.
Extraordinary Longevity. In a late 'Paris
letter,' we find the following curious statement ;
' Toward the middle of the last century, an indi
vidual of the age of 22 years was condemned to
the hulks for hie. Jl was then the custom, or at
any rate in this case was the tiu.xor of the Coyrt,
to pronounce the sentence for term of 99 years, j
The Criminal has undergone his somewhat pro I
lenged confinement, and a few days, ago was set j
at liberty ; though hent double, and aluaost bovyed j
down to his knee, be is in tho noj ryinenl of ex- j
cellent heaith. Ho attains, oeitt mouth, his '2l j
birthday .
Political Aspect of the next Congress.
Tim New York Post makes a cnticul analysis of
ihe politic ii aspect of the next Congre, recogni
zing Nebraska and anti-Nebiaska as the only par
ty di unction that en be drawn. According to
its summing up, the Senate will stand : Nebras
ka 40; ami Nebraska 22 ; and the House, Nebras- j
ku luff ; anti Nebraska 128.
Profits of Orcuabds. A dis'iiiguih d agrt J
culturist, who has 1000 apple trees, and miens Jul
set nut as may more, says that if apple will seil ,
at 25 cents per buslu 1, they are his moat profiu-
ble crop ; and if they win noi sen. tney are me
cheapest food he can raise for all kinds of animals.
The Prince's Ball.
Mrs. Levert, of Mobile, now m Pans, gives the j
following account of this affair:
Paris. July 21.
Last night we were at the reception, as termed
here, of Princ" Napoleon Bonaparte, heir presump
tive to the Empire, and who bears a wuasWial
resemblance to the Oreat Napoleon. Ho is Pre
sident of the Exposition, and now lives in the
Palais Royal. The Princess MathHde Demidoff.
his sister, received the company, and there was ns
much form and ceremony observed as in Buck
inghan Pulace. Still we pnssed an enchanting
evening among the most distinguished personages,
literary, political and artistic.
' I fell into conversation, in Spanish, with a
very ancient lady, superbly decoraied with dia
monds, who insisted that we must be countrywo
men, from my pronunciation of someone particu
lar. Replying in the negative, I suffered her to
guess all the different nations of the Europpan
world ns mine, belore I pronounced our own denr
America ! Great was her surprise, and greater
mine, when Prince Napoo on coming up, made
me acquainted with the mother of the Empress !
Whispering to the Prince, she called his attention
to Octavia, ' as a perfect specimen of Andalusian
beauty.'
We append another brief extract, on a very
different subject a picture to delight Mesdumes
Siow and Ahby Kelly :
To us the funniest objects in Paris though
taken quite philosophically here are two nearoes
from St. Counts, or something of black S doque's
heralpry. They have an elegant lurn out,'
and with a white driver, and two white footmen.
These caricatures of arimocracy lean back in their
brilliant enrriage, with all the vulgar affection of
assumed importance, nnf deliver their orders to
the servants with a laughable attempt at dignity.
The fragrent airs with wliich they surround and
endeavor to imbue their charming persons, are not
the elegant indulgences they are with ns, but ab
solute necessaries of their condition in life. And,
happily, it is not nn expensive luxury, for perfumes
are more abundant in Paris than Arabia.'
Assyrian Antiquities. Byron complained
of our scint knowledge of Assyrian life. His gor
geous drama of "Saranapalus"' the conception of
the hero, and the morul setting of the play rose
out of the poets's mind rather than from known
materials. The scene was a creation. Thirty
five years have passed, and, thinks to Rawlinson
and Layard, the English Court ns with that of
Egypt. Our knowledge, too, is daily deepening.
Among the many curious illustrations of Assyrian
life brought home by Col. Rawlinson from the
East, and now oh view at the British Museum
where they have been visited during the week by
the Majesty of England are, an alabaster vnse,
containing some remains of sweetmeats, various
objects in gold and ivory, part of the throne of
Sardannpalus, many inscriptions relating lo the
deeds of men celebrated in secular and sacred his
tory such as Nebuchadnezzar, Sar Janapalus, and
Tiolath Pileser gems and other personal orna
ments; together with a series ol drawings, made
by aitists on the spot, from slabs impossible lo
bring away from t le ir ancient resting places, rep
risenting the more heroic forms of antique relax
aijon lion hunts banquets, and thy like. How
strange to think ol these spoils of the proud dynas
ty of Semiramis, after three thousand years, being
visited in a London Museum by a lady who reigns
in all feminine gentleness over n mightier empire
(ban obeyed the " ancient beldame" who from
the ends of ihe enrlh stretched a benignant sceptre
over that very India from which the successor of
Ninus returned buffl-'d and discomfited ! London
Atlienaum.
Native Wines. The Vineyards of Ohio are
becoming a source of great revenue to that State,
and if the popularity of native wines and brandy
continue at an equal ratio with the last lew years,
imported liquors will find a formidable rival. The
wine made from the Citawbi grape, is in 1 1 pro
bability the purest article thai can possibly be ob
tained. The Wine Association of Cincinnati pro
tect not only themselves, but the public, and,
whenever an art:c.le is detected that is not fully up
to the standard, the manufacturer is at one held
responsible. There is nothing in there wines or
brandies but the pure juice of the grape. The
Sparkling Catawba is now preferred to most of the
imported brands, and, as a beverage, is much
more agreable and healthy. It contains no "he id
aehe" commodities. The still winvs are prefera
ble to the light French or German Wines, and,
as the consumer is guaranteed a pure article, there
i much urre safely in using the native. These
wines are highly recommended by physicians as
an e SCel lint tonic, and every way beneficial to the
invalid.
L'xTRAORiMNARV Occt'R hence. On Friday
evening, the 27th tilt., mi Birmingham, some fifty
workmen engaged on n new building retired to a
shed to avoid a very heavy shower. While there
an electric flash was seen, and the fifty men were
instantaneously prostrated. None were killed
The majority of them recovered the shock within
five minutes ; but in one caso, fifteen minutes
elapsed before recovery, The not ex raordina
ry feature tu this occurrence is that several of
them were covered over with large black blisters,
varying in size from one and a half tu four inches.
V a Nut.'.v lis.V- Some ungracious person the
other day shot a rifle ball into the d tguerreotype
oi a young lady, inserted in her tombstone, in the
cemetery at Wheeling. Such an outrage deserves
the severest punishment. Exchange.
We do not intend to defend ibis piece of rifle
practice, but we must say that public taste is as
much outraged according to our notion by placing
such things as daguerreotypes on a tombstone as
public sentiment is violated by their wanton des
truction. The editor of Ihe Rochester Democrat gives
his receine to kill fleas on dogs; Soak th dog
for five minutes in campher.e. and tht.i set fire to
him. The effect is instantaneous,
A Toast, Tho following mast was given at
Beodeford. on ihe Fourth of July ; 27u Clergy.
Ali honor to ihe cl-rgymm who follow hi Mar
Ur instead of his faym-ister,
A Warning to Democrat. In view of tho
result of North Carolina, the Wilmington Journal
uses the following warning language :
" It is a noticeable fact, and we would earnestly
command it to the attention of those democruts
who may think, or msy hve thought, that the
'order' would promote Ihem, and thai, through is
portals was the direct rou'e to office and prefer
ment, that not one former democrat has been el
ctcted in North Carolina, but that the former whig
know. nothings have been. Reid, Latham, Shep
ard, and Stowe have been thrown into the breach,
mid, poliiirallv speaking, slsughtered. Paine,
Rende, and Puryear are elected. Don't you see
how it is? You democrats are put in Iront rsnks
lo break down the democratic party, without any
chance for yourselves; but where there is a
chance, mark the difference '. Not one of yon is
thought of. Don't you see and feel ihe secret in
fluence that works the wires? Don't you see ami
feel how you are to be used ? To rising young
men in the democratic party the appeal is made
lo come over ; see how you are served when you
do come over. Is it any place for democrats I
We have no doubt that many who make these
appeals are perfectly sincere ; but just look at the
(nets the practicable workings of the affair as
planned out by the hidden hands that hold the
wires. The fact is that it could not well be oth
erwise. The case of the four former democrats
put forward to be defeated, as contrasted with that
of the three former whigs who have been elected,
is a pretty hard one, but it may be useful for in
struction. It may teach a lesson."
Ticks on Sheep. S. L. F., ol Starkey, asks
for information as to the best means of eradicating
licks from sheep. Will give remedy, which 1
have never known lo fail : When sheep are fed
salt (which they should have often,) mix common
sulphur with it thoroughly, so as to give each
sheep a common-!ized teaspoon full, snd by the
time von given them three such portions you will
find the licks have taken a furlough and left for
parts unknown. This is the cheapest remedy I
have ever found, and am satisfied that i( shesp are
fed surphur once a month, in this manner, through
the year, they will never be troubled with ticks,
and it will conduce to keep them in a healthy con
dition. I cannot give the mains operandi of the remedy
in full, but think the sulphur is actd upon chem
ically in the stomaehe of the animal, and diffusing
itself through the system renders the skin offen
sive to the ticks, and they quit the premises. This
remedy is so simple, so cheap nnd so easily ad
ministered, that if S. L. F. is full of 'Old Fogyism,'
he will perhaps read it. und then, with a sphaw !'
lay down ihe papei. But if he, or any other far
mer who keeps beep, will give it a trial, they
will find it not only simple but trtis ; but truth al
ways is simple. I keep a few sheep, and I never
sell any ticks in my wool neither do I teo the
poor creatures rub ilietii'.cl ves against trees, fences
or stumps, and thus tear the wool off' before shear
ing. J. M. Wescott, Btrington, N. Y. Moon's
Rural New York.
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The South. Kentucky is thus far the only
Southern Stales w hich has not rejected tho ad
vances ol Know Nothingism. Upon her soil thu
standard of proscription has been raised by red
handed riot, and defended by organized violence
fraud. But in the State of North Carolina, Ten
nessee, and Alabama; where the ballot was not
brutalized, and where citizens entitled to vote
were unobtrjbied by hired ruffians, and tinawcd
by armed bands, the resuh has been far beyond
the expectation of 'he friends of order and tol
eration. It is an incident of the present exciting
canvs-s, every where conspicuous, that decorum
and wherever there has been fair voting I he vic
tory has been with the Democrats ; and tha
where the Constitution was rnosl acrimoniously
assailed, so were the candidates and the creed ol
the Democratic party 'y Washington Union.
To Keep Milk Sweet. A. B yd, a corres
pondent, informs us that he has practised a pecu
liar method with much success ol preserving milk
sweet in the pan". It simply consists in placing
a pi' ce of now hammered iron, or three twelve
penny nails, in each tin pan, then pouring lha
Warm milk on them. He believes that fleelrlcitv
has something to do with producing the result.
He had tried inanv experiments belore he hit upon
this one, which he found to preserve the milk,
sweet for a longer time than other plans triid by
him. Scicntijic American.
A Ready witteu Madman. A gentleman by
the name of Man, residing near a private trm:
house, met one of its poor inmates, who hud bro
ken frmn his keeper. The maniac suddenly stop
ped, and resting upon a large stick, exclaimed.
'Who are you sir?' The gentleman wus rather
alarmed, but thinking to divert his attention by t
pun, he replied 'I am a double man ; I am a Mnu
by name and a man by nature.' 'Are you- so 1
rejoined the other; 'why, I am a man Usidc to, -self
so tee two will fight you two.'
A Thvndsbino Book. A book has just bee i
published in Cleaveland, called Seven Thunder.' ;
or a mighty crash of Europe's Royal and I'op.
Thrones, .'bout to bj cast down by tho Judgment
of God.' Nice reading for a dog day.
A young gentleman having made tome progress
in acquiring a knowledge of Italian, addressed
few words to an organ grinder, in the pun st ac
cent. He was astonished at receiving Hie LuT -tug
response ; I speak no IngfW
Goblets made ol quissia wood are now ?uld st
the leading druggists' shops in New York. Vas
ter u poured into them, which, afur being h it for
some minutes, is drank,' as a cure for dyspepsia.
The quassia is a valuable corrective.
Some men are very entertaining for n fust in
terview, but after that they aru exhausted, and
run out. On a second meeting we shall find them
very flat and monotonous ; they are like bond i
guns, and we havu heard H their tutn-s.
KxrttEssive Silfob. Smail thanks t'i yo"..'
saia u plaintiff to one of his witnesses, ' for mi t
you said in this cause.' Ah, sir,' replied ih
conscious Witness, but just think ol what I d:Jti't
say.'
    

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