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M. Falb aad Iiis Astronomical
Most of the news from the South by the last
mail, came minglod with fears and anxieties
excited bj the predictions of Astronomer Falb.
Certainly, if it is any satisfaction and honor to
a scientific man to havo his deductions read
and attonded to wherever the voice of the
Press can be heard, Mr. F. has little reason
to complain. Along the coast of Peru, many
of the most intelligent families hare removed
away from the sea, until the pe-iod of the pos
sible fulfilment of tlw4 prediction shall have
passed over. Duriig the middle age the ap
pearance of a comet and o'her common celes
tial phenomena were sufficient to disturb the
tranquility of entire nations. They looked to
heaven xnd the ceremonies of the church topro
tect them. The voice of science was neither
heard nor sought for. Novr-adays science has
ascertained for us how even the most distant
planets effect our moral and physical welfare,
i. ven the spots on the sun's di3C, though 90,
000,000 miles off, effect our magnetic instru -nients
; showing how our terrestrial and atrial
electricity are obedient to the solar influence
and by producing depreision or elevation in
the state ol man's mind, may make him enthu
xiastic, reckless or dispirited. As to' earth
quakes, here we seem to enjoy a not easily ex
plained immunity from such events; somehow
or other this part of the isthmus seems to lie
outside of the lino of direction of both uorthern
and southern volcanic disturbances. In Cher-
iqui, to the north of us, they are yearly felt
more or less, becoming more severe as we p n-
ctrateinto ihe Central American Slates There
is not in the "In.-Ury of Panama, (since its es
tablishment, any evidence or record of severe
earthquake?. The towtirs of the cathedral and
the saints in its niches seem neper to have
stirrtid from their rigid contemplative attitudes
since it was built All this, we admit, affords
but littleconso'atien to our friends whose dwell
ings rust above the volcanic subterranean re
gion of South America. However we often
auffer real evils by too keenly anticipating
events whose recurrence certainly falls within
the circle of possibility; but still does not ad
mit of absolute certainly. How often has the
end of lha world been predicted, founded, it is
true, only on moral calculations which cannot
claim anything like mathematical certainty
It ia said of Rev. Dr. Cummings, who has also
had his share of such gloomy vaticinations
that in making a new contract far renting a
house, he wishod to have it at a much lower
price, seeing that the end of all things was so
It must be admitted that our friends botb at
Calloa and Atica have abundant reason to be
uneasy. The lesson taught b"th places, espe
cially the latter, has been too terrible to be
forgotten. To a stranger arriving for the first
time at Calloa, the formation of the shingly
oil and point upon which it is built is very
striking. As he walks through the recently
made streets, running over the site of old Cil-
lae, and sees upturned human skulls and bones,.
the relics of the former city on the one hand
and the 3mall elevation above the sea on the
other, he can scarcely help saying to himself
what a slight oscellation of the land would bo
sufficient to sweep again the present inhabitants
and building3 into the ''mar brava." Neverlhe
loss we have the overwhelming earthquakes of
Lisbon, Port Rpyal, Caracas and other places
which have never been repeated.
"We translate for our readers part of a letter
written from Taona to the Comercio of Lima,
under date of August 15th :
"The days have pasjed when, according to
Mr. Ff.lb, we ought to have had violent ter
restrial movemeuts. However, about 5 a. m
of the 14th innt., some noise was heard, but
without any further results. But as it might be
a prelude to the terrible earthquake which is
expected to occur about the eud of September,
or beginning of October, everybody feels anx
ious and dispirited from the mere idea that the
cataclyism of the 13th of August, last year,
I might be repeated. Many families still remain
in the fields, suffering frpra.cold and exposure,
deeming it safer than city, to await the
fatal day. Disregardinglna .probabilities of
serious diseases, such as pHforisiea or other in
flammations of the chested lungs which are
apt to be engendered by such exposure at this
season of the year."
So it is under all snch trying circumstances,
man is apt to suffer certain evils while trying
to escape future ones, whichlmignt never oc
cur, ilt is right, to exercise a prudent yet
watchful resignation. Those in Arica who
took a"n intelligent notice6f the retiring of the
sea beyoirtfuSnstial bound!, preparatory to
forming the return wave, and moved to higher
ground cacaped with life.
To Mr. Falb we owe our thauks for tb warn
ing he stnds us. The physician predicts from
the symptoms the approach cf a serious dis
ease, and at the same time comforts us by point
ing out the means by which a fatal catastrophe
is tobo avoided. We ask can no instrument
be devised which, like the barometer, would
tell us locally of the comiug storm '? The wild
Indian places his ear to the ground and hears
the far oif footsteps of the horses of his enemy.
The awful and terrible footsteps of naturo, in
her reconstructive moods, impress ns with fear
and trembling. Man can oniy stand aside with
reverent awe until she has past. Panama
Star and Hejald.
ASesaadoa Von aisimboielt.
The following dejcripticn of the appearance
ot Alexander von Humooldt is irom the pen ot
Bayard Jaylor, who saw him iu November,
1856, three years before his death : Ai I looked
,it the majestic old man, the line of Tenninoi.,
describing Wellington, c;'me into my mifld"Oh,
good grav head, which all men knew." The
first iinpM8sk.ii made by Humboldt's race was
that of a broad and gonial humanity. Eh mas
give brow, heavy with the gathered wisdom of
nearly a century, beat forward and overhung
his breast like a ripe ear of corn ; but when
you looked below it a pair of clear eyes, almost
as bright and steady as a child's, met jour
own. In these eyes you read that trust in man,
that immortal youth of the heart, which made
the snows of 87 winters lie so lightly on his
head, You trusted him utterly at tho first
glance, aud you felt that he would trust you, if
you were worthy of it. I had approached him
with a natural feeling of reverence, but in five
minutes I found that I loved him, and could
talk with him as freely as with a friend of my
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own aje. ins nose, moutn aim cniu uaa tne
heavy Teutonic character, whoie genuine type
always expres.-cs an honest simplicity aud di
rectness. Hi3 wrinkles were few and small,
and his skin had a smoothness and delicacy
rarely seen in old men. His hair, although
snow-white was still abundant, his stop slow
but firm, and his manner active almost to
restlessness. I could not perceive that his mem
ory, the first mental faculty to Bhow decay,
was at all impaired. He talked rapidly and
with the greatest apparent ease, never hes
itating for a word, whether in English or
German, and, iu fact, appeared to be uncon
scious which language ho was using, as he
changed five or six times in the course of the
conversation. "You have traveled much and
seen many ruins," said Humboldt, as he gave
me his hand; ''now you have seen one moro,"
"Not a ruin," I could not help replying," but
a pyramid." For I pressed the hand which
had? touched those of Frederick the Great,
Foster, the champion of Capt. Cook, of Klop
stockand Schiller, of Pitt, Napdleon, Josephim
the Marshals of the Empire, Jefferson, Hamil
ton, Wieland, Herder, Evettie, Cuvior, La
Place, Gav, Lussae, Beethoven, Walter Scott
in short, every great man whom Europe has
producod in three-quarters of a century.
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Tho expedition under Gen. Duncan, which
left Fort McPherson for Republican River, sur
prised a camp of fifty-six lodges, last'sunday,
and drove the Indians away, capturing a large
quantity of supplies and camp equipage. Thoy
killed one Indian and wounded two. Denver
2i9ws, Oct. 6tb.
TIIE GENERAL TOST OFFICE OP THE
UNITFD KINGDOM OF GRBAJfT BRITAIN "
AND IRELAND, AND TUB GENERAL
POST OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES '
The General Post Office of the United King
dom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the
General Post OlSce of the United States of.
America, being desirous of establishing and
maintaining an exchange of mails between the
United State3 on the one side a-nd the colony
o.Bfitish Honduras onjhe other, by means of
the British mail packet plyingJ&tween New "
Orleans and Belize, the undersigned, duly au
thorized for that purpose, have agreed upon tht
There Ehail be a direct exchange of mails
between the office of New Orleans on the one
part And the cfiice of Belize on tho-other, cam
prising letters, newspapers, book packets, and
packets of patterns or uarenles. orisrinatin? in
the United States and addressed to the British
Honduras, or originating in the British Hon
duras and addressed to the United States.
These mails shall be conveyed by the British
mail packets established betweon New Orleans
and belize, so long as the British government
shall deem it expedient to maintain such pack
The postage to be collected in British Hon--duras
upon paid correspondence addressed-to
the United States shall be sixpence per singls
letter not exceeding half an ounce in weight,
heavier k-tters being charged in proportion
one penny for each newspaper, and threepence
per four ounces for book paeketB, or packets--of
patterns or samples; and the postage to bo
collected in the United Sta.tes upon paid cor
respondence addressed to British Honduras
shall be twelve cents per single letter not. ex-v
ceeding half an ounce in weight, heavier 1st
lers being charged in proportion; two cents on.
each newspaper, aud six cents per four ounces-
on book packets, or packets of patterns or
The postage in either direction must in alt
casrs be wholly preps.id.
The correspoaden co thu3 paid shall be de
livered at tho place of destination, whether in
the United States jr in British Honduras, free
ironi all charge TThatsoever.
The exchatige of correspondence referred to
in Article II, preceding, shall not giva rise to
any accounts betwern the British and the
United Sts.tes post offices. Each office, shall,
keep the postage which it collects.
Every letter, newspaper, book packet or
packet of patterns or samples, dispatched from
ft? . .i i ii, ii.
one oriice to anomcr, snan oe piaiuty stamped
iu red ink, with, a stamp bearing the word
"Paid ' on the right hand corner of the address
and shall also bear the dated stamp of the of
fice at which it was posted.
Dead letters, newspapers, &c. which cannot
be delivered, from whatever cause, shall be
rautually returned without charge-monthly, or
as frequently ns the regulations-of the respec
tive offices will permit.
The two offices may, by mutual consent,
make such detailed regulations as shall be
found necessary to cairy out the objects of
this ngracment; such regulations to terminate
at any time, on a reasonable notice by either
This convention shall come- into operation
on the let day of October, 1869, and(shall be
terminable at any time on a notice by either
office, of six months.
Pone in duplicale, and signed in Washington
on the litii day of August, 1SG9, and in iTon
don on the 4th df-.y of September, 1869.
shal . J NO. A. J. CRESWELL,
Postmaster General of the United Kingdom.
I heroby approve the aforegoing convontion,
and in testimony thereof 1 have caused tho
seal of the United States to be affixed,
seal U. S. GRANT.
By the President
."secretary of State. .
Washington, August 11, 1S6.