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they are capped with summits 90 pure, so!
white, so dazzling- in the sun, that they j
vita to parui of heaven rather than
Nor was :ais tho entiro view; for, far
away to the southeast, rising in the dis
tance like a mighty monarch asserting
his claims to our attention, even amid
these powerful charms, old Orizaba, the
beacon of theGulf, completed the magnifi
We were silen: for a space, as we drank
in the inspiring influence of tho mighty
landscapes; and when our admiration foun
Tent in words, such a jargon of superla
tives as were ejaculated, can only be con
ceived by those who have witnessed other,
but not surpassing wonders of nature.
I was among the painters of ourparty,
but I did not open my portfolio; and to
this day I hive an inward satis faction that
I was guil;les3 of the sacrilege.
Alter gazing our fill, we descended the
dark stairs, and found the tody of the
chapel filled with natives, who had brouli
up antiques for sale. The traffic in pitch -ers
anJ pots, said to b-- dug from the
mound, or the fields in its vicinity, became
routable curing the stay ot our army at
'uebla, and those who cou'd not find an
tiques, made them "at the shortest no
tice." A tellow came up to :v,e, and of -fered
sometensils as cntiguos upon
which the c!avwas scarcely dry. I par
tially drew ray sabre, and fel it" fall into
the scabbard; You rascal!" said I, "do
you call these antiques?" "Ay, nino,"
said he, in great fright, and in despica
ble Spanish, Hhey tell me they are, bat
I expect they must be mistaken but they
make them out of the bricks of the pyra
mid." 1 thought this a sufficiently in
teresting character for his relics, and
bought them at his own price.' which, was
of course, that of real antiques.
The town is not even a historical apol
ogy for its former self. We saw the plaza
where the massacre was committed; and
after measuring the mound, and addin'
to it a few feet more in height than Hum
boldt gives it,f we set out for home.
I ieft Cholula, no sadder, indeed, but a
wiser man, with enlarged view so( nature.
From a simple woishipper, I had become
a devotee; and. in the lapse of years, I
never shall forget the exulting emotion
with which, in spirit, 1 took in, at one
revolving glance, a mote inviting banquet
for the eye than "the kingdoms of the
earth, and the glory of them."
I stood upon the accumulated labours
of an unknown race of men, and looked
upon the mighty handiwork of God!
Tho cne, like an anuhill, had swarmed
with its builders many a weary year; the
other, centuries befort?, when man icas
not. in that region of earthquakes, had
been thrown up, when the whole penin
sula was bubbling like a cauldro.i. The
one is a fitting eminence to serve as a
stepping stone whence to view and ad
mire the ether, h. c.
Used by the natives as
term of endearment.
fHumboldt makes it only one hundred
and seventy-seven feet; our measurement
makes it one hundred and ninety.
Mr. Layard's Lalf st Discoveries.
A few weeks ago we anuqunced, savs
the London Literary Gazette, .Mr. Lay
ard's return from his expedition into the
desert, and the rescue of some of his larg
er antiquities from the mud of the river
and their embarkation for England. We
have since, however, received further par
ticulars of his most recent discoveries at
Koyunjik, which are extremely interest
ing. He found as has been stated, a cham
ber, which is completely filled with terra
cote tablets, the inscription on which, we
now learn, are stamped in, so that though
Major Rawlinson thinks it very probable
that these tablets may be records of the
empire, it is still not unlikely that manv
of them may, in fact, be duplicates of, or
a collection of manifestos for issuing to ths
people or their immediate rulers; in short,
a sort of Assyrian official printing office.
We believe that no fewer than twenty-five
cases are on their way to England. In the
pyramid of Nimrou also, a unique statue
has been discovered. It is from four to
five feet in height, in gypsum elaborately
can ed, and very perfect. There is also a
high relief of the King, very beautifully
executed, standing on an arch eight feet
high, and covered with minute inscrip
tions. Mr. Layard's last communication
is dated Akra lbth July, where, we are
eorry to say, he had been confined by a
wvere attack cf fever. The inefficient
assistance he has received has caused him
to over exert himself; and thus he has
been stopped for a while on his way to
Vau to secure inscriptions. He hopes to
pass a great part of the winter in Babylo
nia, and to return home in the spring.
The vry important discoveries he is now
making render it imperatively necessaiy
that hi3 exertions &hoaid not be stayed for
warct of funds.
Mexican War Land Wabxastj.
W? quote 160 acre warrants at 130 to
111) each. Our transactions for this week
have beer, at S135. We prefer, however,
gi7!ng a wide range m our quotations,
for .he tendency is upward, and we doubt
tehg able to fill orders st less than 8140
in te i days from this.
There will be no warrants, properly
speaking, issued under the recent act of
Congress, bat in 1. en thereof, the ioidier,
when his ctai n is acknowledged, will
receive a 'pekmiv" to enter his land
W'n tliis permit is located, a patent or
government title will be issued to the
soldier. It will b- two years or more
Lifcie bounry lands entered with these
P'rmits cari lv purchased for actualse?-t.'-.nnt.-.
TJwnpson 1 lif.parter.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1850
O-The Sentinel, has much the largest cir
culalion of any paper published in this county
and us an advertising sheet oJF'rs superior
inducements to merchants and business men
generally. Those desirous of making its of
this medium for extending their business can
do so bi either sending their notices direct, or
through the fvlloicing agents:
John Crouse Esq., Johnstown.
E. IV. Cnrr, E cans' Buildings, Thiid
B. Palmer, Esq , New York Philadelphia,
EMessrs. Evans & Hughes have
justreceveda large assortment of Fall 1
and Winter Clothing, which they are
prepared to sell cheap. Give themacall.
Their advertisement will appear ia our
Oar next Court.
By reference to the Lists cf Causes
which we publish to-day, it will be
seen that we will have two weeks
Special Court, commencing on the fourth
Monday in November next. This is for
the purpose cf having a!l cases cn the
Dockets of a civil nature settled up.
During the last year there have been so
many criminal cases beforeour Courts, that
the business in the Common Pleas has
fallen considerably behind.
SSThe remains of Gen. Taylor were
taken over the Allegheny Portage Railroad
on Saturday last, in a car furnished by the
Susquehanna Railroad Company. Gen.
Taylor's brother, and Major Bliss, a son-in-law,
together with some other members
of the family were all who accompanied
ths remains of the late President.
S'Old Whity," Gen. Taylor's favor
ite horse, was at the Summit during!
the nrinrinnl nart rf Friiliv Uct ri--,
, A , . "
numbers liociieu to see him. He is rather'
a small horse, remarkably white, with
glass eyes, and has the appearance of be
ing all that he is "cracked up" to be.
CPThe November number of Holden's
Magazine, has already been received. It
has a large and splendid likeness of Louis
Phillippe, accompanied by a short account
of the life of this unfortunate monarch.
fhe reading matter is from the pens of;
some cf the ablest writers of the a"-e.
Condiment ct Pennsylvania.
Father Ritchie, of the Washington
Union, closes an admirable article in ref
erence tO tne Victorious Dprnnirncv fi
Pennsylvania, with the following beautiful
compliment: "Let who wi1 apostatize, dound to their credit.
1st who will agitate, let who may raise the The recent elections having termini
standard of disunion, it will receive no aid teJ in the iriuniph CC 11)3 Democratic
or countenance in Pennsylvania. She is part- "llh.lS ,Slte' the ciion of aDern
, , ; . ocratic United Slates Senator, that w
in trutn tne lveystone ol the Union; and
never will that Keystone be moved from
its place till the whole arch itself is crush,
ed into luins. When the storm rages, and
the arch is threatened to be hurled from its
base, we turn our eyes to the Keystone,
and while that remains unshaken we have
no fear that noble arch shall stand for
ever: it may bid defiance to the combined
assaults of the world.
We regret in being compelled to an
nounce the death of Miss Sarah Troxell,
sister of Mr. Abram Troxell, cf Washing
ton township, supposed to be occasioned
by the injudicious use of laudanum. She
died at the residence of her brother on
Friday evening last. The circumstances
of her death, as we learn them, are as
follows: She had been ill for a few days.
and thought she was about taking fev er
and ague. She had been in the habit of j
k' i..- J
what she called a smothering across the
breast, but not finding relief from this,
some of her neighbors recommended laud
anum. Accordingly cn last Thursday
evening she took two teaspoorsfull of
laudanum, and on Friday morning repeat
ed the doe, by taking two teaspoonsfull
mere. This threw her into a stupor from
which she could not be aroused. Doctor
Toner, cf the Summit, was called upon in
tiie afternoon, but when he arrived she
was lying in a stale of stupor amounting
to insensibility. The Doctor at once dis
covered the cause, and endeavored to re
lieve her by the ur.e of stimulants and a
tfnneh pump. Out his exertion? were
of no avail, as the laudanum had been
completely absorbed in her system. She
was about forty years of age. Her death
is deeply mourned by a large number of
relations and friends, by whom the was
The Late Fogilive Slare Act.
In consequence of the passage of this
bill, the people ia many places are on the
verge of open rebellion, and the whole
body of Northern Niggerdom is aroused.
In Canada, opposite Detroit, a body of
three hundred negroes has been organized,
and it is dangerous for a white man to
cross over from the United States. The
negroes in almost every quarter of the
Northern States are holding meetings un
der the direction of their abolition white
advisers, and adopting resolutions in
which they pledge themselves to resist
the execution of the law at the point of
the bayonet. On one or two occasions,
blood has already been shed, and it is
feared by many that an observance of the
law on l!ie Parl ' l!lR united biatrs Mar-.
saais wm De altf?n"c w the most sen-
ous consequences. In Woston the mosil
intense excitement exists m consequence;
of the 2rrest of two negroes uikr this'
law, and the negroes and the abolitionists
are arming themselves for open rebellion.
Notwithstanding ail this, we consider the
law as being just in its provisions, and
we sincerely trust that it will be carried
out to the letter.
Speaking of the dangerous position of
the Union, in consequence of the insnne
conduct of the Northern fanatics, the
New York Journal of Commerce holds
the following language
"Again we repeat that the Union is in
danger. Again we cali upon every patriot I
to rally lor Us detence, anil to frown
down, and if need be, put down rebellion.
Let the ministers of the law understand
that they are and will be sustained at
every hazard; that the performance of
their official duties, as required by law, is
honorable to them, and will be so regarded
by the public; and that negro rebels and
white instigators of rebellion have only to
carry their threats into execution, or at
tempt to do so, ere the law's vengeance
will fall upon them. Let the clerical
preachers of rebellion be left to naked
walls; let honest men cease to support
I them, either by their money or presence;
let them, in short, be handed down to
posterity as prominent among the authors;
tf Miir ruin T.r-t rnri1 nilmcinrc n twv .-w
their country and desire to promote its
union, peace, and prosperity, while yet
they seek above all things the good of the
immortal part and glory of God, be hon
ored and beloved, as all good ministers
(who mind their own business ought to
lion. II. D. Foster.
The following article, in favor of this,
gentleman for United States Senator, we
copy from the last Greensburg Argus.
He is a sterling democrat, a fearless ad
vocate of the rights of the people, and
one who has few equals in point of ca
pacity for the station in connection with
which his nnrvw? is nniv moiiimnil
J election by our Legislature would re-
reflect the will of that oartv. no lonr
1 0 - -
By the usages of the party, Western
Pennsylvania, is intitleJ to the man.
It is proper that the majority of a great
state, should be represented in that high
and responsible body, by a man of com
manding influence, and of the highest or
der of intellect.
It is due to the Democ racy of the state
and of the union, that Pennsylvania
should have on the floor of the Senate, a
fearless, bold, energetic and powerful
advocate of the measures which have
given prosperity to the coutry in peace,
and sustained her honor and dignity in
war. Besides, we feel there is some
thing due to a great cause, and the
solemn duty of preserving and perpetua
ing, in the most solid and lasting founda
tion, the only government on earth, that
acknowledges the equal rights of all men.
Let the present opportunity, not then
be lost, of selecting for that very eminent
position, the ?nan whose rank" of talent
j and dovotion to his country best qualifies
h,m 10 lulJl1 lllose expectations.
The ' of the Hon. HENRY D.
of thoio who have been mentioned for
this important post.
It is not unusual to find men with
some striking trait of character, looking
to great eminence in a part icular, sphere,
but a powerful mind well balanced and
capable of investigating and pronounc
ing the soundest judgment, upon any
question, of sufficient importance to de
mand its attention, is a gift bestowed on
bit few men. Such a man was that
great republican and statesman, Silas
Wright of New York. Should the Ie-1
gislature of Pennsylvania, be so fortunate
as to unite upon HCNRY D. FOSTER.
Pennsylvania will stand where N. Y.
stood, when she was represented by that
Ereatand good man. HENRY D. FOS
TER, has not only Ais clear, powerful!
and masterly mind, guided by the dic
tates of a heart that always prompts to
justice and right but, to this is superad
ded an original cogency cf reasoning,
and a power of marshalling the argument
of a question with vividness and force,
that conviction of their truth seems almost
Pennsylvania needs the services of
such a man, in the senateof the United
Slates. She is a great state wealthy,
powerful and popular, and ought to com
mand the highest talent.
Let her representatives then, place
upon the floor of the Senate, such a man
as HENRY D. FOSTER, whose emi
nent abilities, have not only won for him
the highest distinction in his profession,
but fit him for an' station ia the government.
tiPThe most interesting news by the
telegraph from the America, is the story
respecting the fate of Sir John Franklin.
Esquimauxs have been discovered who
represent that two ships, answering ia
in their description to those of Sir John
Franklin; were wrecked in the northern
seas in the winter of 1316, and that a part
of the crew were drowned, and the re
mainder alter undergoing many piivations
were killed by the natives. This story is
discredited, and probably with reason.
The American ships of search have been
lleard from, and at the last advices the Ad
vance was aground, but it is said would
be got off without injury.
Woman s Eights Convention.
A Convention under the above title,
held a session in Worcester, Mass., on
Wednesday last. Lucretia Mott, Abby
Kelly, Jar.e S. Swisshelm, Lloyd CJarri
son, Wendell Phillips, Foster (the husband
of Abby Kelly.) Fred Douglass and others
were the active participants.
The objects and views of the Conven-
tion seem to be very well set forth in the
following resolutions o tiered by Wendell
Phillips, on behalf of the Business Com
mittee: Resolved, That every human being, of
full age, and resident for a proper length
of time on the soil of the nation, who is
required to obey the law, is entitled to a
voice in its enactment; that every such
person whose property or labor is taxed
lor the support of the government, is en
titled to a direct share in such govern
llesolved, That women are clearly en
titled to the righ of suffrage, and to be
considered eligible to office, "the omission
to demand which on their part is a palpa
ble recreancy to duty; and the denial of
which is gross usurpation on the part of
man no longer to be endured and that
every party which claims to represent the
humanity, the civilization and the progress
of the age, i bound to inscribe on its ban
ners, Equality before the law without
distinction of sex or color.
llesolved, That civil and political rights
acknowledge no sex, therefore the word
"male" should be stricken from every
As will be supposed, after an inspection
of the names above given, a great many
speeches were made. Some were lair
and others furious a few quite sensible
the rest quite silly. The Tribune has
a report of the proceedings which it en
dorses as full and impartial, and cautions
the public against others which it alleges
are not so yet the Tribune's report sup
presses nearly the whole of the speeches
of Abby Kelly and other frantic and fa
natical agitators. We give below a part
of one of Abby's energetic addresses.
There can be no doubt that the condition
of woman that is the condition of the
working women of this, as well as of all
other countries may be greatly amelior
ated, but not in the way proposed by these
worse than uselessConventions. Nine-teen-twentieths
of the working women
prefer better rewards for their labor, (a
reform that can be had without any change
of law,) to any participation in the bene
fits of the ballot box. The evils from
which they suffer now, and of which they
most complain, are too deeply rooted for
the powers of either State Legislature or
These evils may be lessened or removed
by proper movements, of sensible and
practical men and women, and as we have
said without legislation, but never by the
aid of the wild and visionary projects of
Wendell Phillips and Abby Kelly. Such
assemblages and such proceedings must
be a positive drawback on the cause they
are intended to advance, for there are but
few women willing to acknowledge fel
lowship with such spotted gatherings. A
business committee like the one appointed
by the "Woman's Rights Convention,"
composed ot white ladies and colored
gentlemen may do in a more perfect stale
ot society, but it is too far in advance of
the present age to receive either co-operation
or countenance from those- whom it is
designed to serve.
Speech of Abby Kelly Foster I do not
talk of woman's rights, but of human
rights, the rights of human beings. I do
not come to ask them, but to demand
them; not to get down on my knees and
beg for them, but to claim them. "Sauce
for the goose is sauce for the gander."
We have our rights, and the right to re
volt, as did our fathers against King
George the Third the right to rise up
and cut the tyrants' throats. On this
subject I scorn to talk like a woman. We
must give them the truth and not twaddle.
We must not be mealy mouthed with our
tyrants in broad cloths. In short, in the
harangue of Abby, she simply demanded
that men and women should be treated as
human beings all alike that the sexes
should be forgotten in society th3t prop
erty and votes, and offices, civil, religious
and military, even to the right of cutting
throats, should belong to woman as well
as to man. She urged that the work
should be commenced by educating both
sexes together, and that all the distinctions
in society between man and woman should
be abolished, and that a woman wa3 just
as well qualified to be President as a man.
Horrible Depredations by ihc Indians on the
Frontiers cf Texas.
The papers in Western Texas express
apprehensions that the Camanches are
bent on a bloodv end exterminating war.
The Indian Agent, Judge Rollins, it is
said, has invited the different tribes to hold
a grand talk, but it is believed that no I m0n ,or l?111". the phases of the
means of conciliation will "be effected withmoon.' an? thT tline, .of lhe sun aadmooc
the Camanches. The movements ot e,".?".g "ie,sl&5; '"f" ana low tide. &c.
Wild Cat, the Seminole Chief, are looked 1 hlS ?ocku 13 lm?royfd as to co&
on with suspicion. His settlement near!Pensate for lhe differences of the moiir,
the frontier, either in Texas or New ! Pwer a:iJ s calouialeJ to be isszhronat,
Mexico, it is thought, bodes no good for , aose?cu iWtcfi property ia time
Western Texas. We notice that General ! y-3 haS f,,rraerl' been a very ssrbas
Rrooke has issued orders for scouts to be
commenced, (simultaneously from each' . ,Cran2- lIie inventor Ins al-
post.) on the loth instant, ami the several iw,a S devo,tc' """self to the study of Hot
passages and valleys in which Indians' a,ld ra3nr of ,lis frien,J ia Newark
1 .1 .... HIP 1 ltt,-lr.) jn nlnnl. U.. 1 :
- " l ill nil 11,11 iUUiailS
y be suspected to be lurking about j
ely examined, each scout to be con -
ied over the country derated far
Tho V ictoria Advocate of the lOth LT ' Jerie? arefaJso umJ'
inst., gives some awful accounts of Indian !fU l h,S ge.uu. fur the best
depredations in that vicinity. They came'h.T Pow" ,ar , aJ ?if"'e
within twenty miles of Victoria, and after ,nm 0Vrch' errk.
stealing horsSs and committing an outrage 1 "darted by canub.
upon a female too shocking and horrible; .IM"Cll,es ,f ,uc' cn
to contemplate, much less "describe, thevi b?1 :en..8ond.s fmfltwo rr'onths: fhe
succeeded in-irettino- off with their Jnnr.c?k 13 u,v,'Jcil nto three parts: the time
without nif.lestniin.Tnr 1
without molestation or harm
They came within two ini'es of the
dwelling of a German by the name of
Thomas, living about eight miles from
Lamar, and captured two of his daughters,
who had gone out for the purpose of dri
ving up cattle. One they succeeded in
carrying off. The other, about fifteen
years of age, having suffered severely
from their brutal and shocking outrages,
was left in a state too awful to describe,
much lacerated and bruised. She was
found next morning by a Mr. Fox, who
was out hunting cattle, who carried her to
the nearest house, where she was kindly
taken care of. The Indians then pro
ceeded to the residence of Mr. Perrv, on
the San Antonio river, from whom "they
stole three horses. They then paid "a
visit to Mr. Tom Connor's rancho, where
they stole ninety head of horses, the pro
perty of Mr. Welder.
Texas . Illumination in honor of
i earce s isui Hovel proposition in
reference to the Ten Millions. The cit
izens of Indianola, illuminated their hou
ses on receiv ing intelligence of the passage
of the Pearce bill. Nineteen-twentieths
of them are in favor of the proposition.
The Civilian proposes to make a very
novel use of the money to be received
from the United States. It thinks that
after paving off the debt of Texas, three
millions will remain. This sum is to be
received in the II. S. Bonds bearing five
per cent, interest, which will yield a rev
anue of 100,000 per annummore than
sufficient to pay the whole expenses of
the State Government. This would ena
ble Texas to do what no other State has
done abolish all taxes. Pennsylvania!.
Steamer Seized. -Another Exnedition A-
float. The New York Tribune learns
that some fortnight since the Steamer
A pure Capt. Wakefield, builtat Philadel
phia and destined as was supposed tor
Venezuela, left Philadelphia secretly in
the night without clearing at the Custom
House, and without papers. Accordingly
orders were despatched by telegraph to all
tne Doumern ports to seize her in case she
, , , .
snouiu enter any one of tiiem.
of weather com-
i:.:. s "
on the ltftli inst., a stress
celled the Captain to Diit
. a A
N. C. in a very damaged condition
'ru, tia ct,m. .., : i
cution commenced againsther commander
for violating !he revenue laws. It is said
that she did licit helorts to Venezuela, and
was not destined for that country. From
thft !ipst infnrmthnn the frihnnfi can nh
tain, she was ou her way to St. Domingo,
anr! tnnnnsoil li 1 10 kaoti ultfndpil for
- - .v 'J'V-J 1 .v ..a W . . I A ...
an expedition against Cuba, of which I.hat
or some otner west lnuia island is saiu to
be the rally ins Dlace. When she was
seized there was no arms or military stores
on Doaru ot her.
The Cincinnati Price Current, gives
some timely notice in reference to the
large amount of well executed counterfeit
bids now flooding that community.
Among the latest counterfeits, and deci
ueiuy me oesi, is iu s on me otate uanK " ".vnn. im,
of Ohio. The Bill is letter B. No. 978, rS' 1Sl4; Chateau's Island, Ar.rrr:ff
dated August 11,1819, and payable at?P,ad Axe' 1832 Vera Cruz, Cerro
wei,,. iContreras. Cherubnsro. Citv of .Mexico.
dedly the best, is 10s on the State Bank
the Guernsev Branch in Washington.
'Pl. MK . I- j:t....i-ii
uc iimiiJ ujj is varieu in uuiereni Dills: "-- v y
of the same plate. The engraving is!seuts lhe Goddess of Liberty svanuir?
slightly coarser on the counterfeit than oni'.'P011 llie Mexican eagle. The f"'3
the genuine. The whole appearance of 13 ofslid silver, richly r'f' w"h
.u 1-11 it ... ,r . . nnr! .-V.n' r;, rMMV Worth 2 V1S!
uie uiw is wen calculated to deceive eoodi
iuchzes of money.
There is, however, one defect in lhe
counterfeit by which it may be detected.
In the genuine bill the point of the spear
in the hand of the figure on the right, runs
up to a very fine point, and intersects the
shading of the tail of the letter T. in lhe
word Ten. In the counterfeit the point
of the spear is blunt, and strikes very
near the Centre of the space between the
tails of the T and E in the Ten and it is
fully one eighth of aa inch shorter than in
the genuine bill.
American Icre cUre Cciccj.
The Newark, N. J. Advertiser has th
following descriptions of a valuable in vea
tton now on exhibition at the Essex coua
Crane's Astronomical Clock. Th j
interesting machine is the great attractioa
of the Essex county Fair, and reflects hon
or bCth on the inventor and our couatfw
It requires winding bat ence ia 385
days, and hence the ordinary chances cf
accidents by lemovir.g the shade to wiai
it, fcc, are verv much lessoned a-
ed with an ordinary eight day clock. By
siiujiiu luojJCL.iun 11 joes w;c lime Of day
the days of the month during the whole
days ol the month during the whole
ycarf lj,e nsinS a,?d "tting of the sua and
Sf en ,a clock, made by his
, 1 , 3 DO'nooa wa:i assistance of na
100 hl3 Penkp-ifc which fru
; unexceptionable as an ordinary clock
, tlia being in the gallery, the escapemsii:
is n;e tnat or enronometer, with coinpca
sating pendulern, and the hands arecarrieJ
by separate weight, so that they may bo
moved irrespective of the clock, and are
detached from it, though moved by it.
This secures the works from receiv ing any
injury from accidental movements of the
hands, by wind, ice, or other causes; but
immediately ou the removal of any dis
turbing cause, the hands resume their
proper position and are again actsd upon
the clock. The striking performed by one
wheel and an escapement ? cling on the
Mr. Crane's greatest achievement, how
ever has not yet met the public eye. He
is now engaged ia arra itag ths relatire
parts of a style of Chronometer for sea
use, in a cheap form, with less than half
the work of an ordinary movement. Ths
train is calculated to run four days, but by
a peculiar arrangement it runs fonr days
more, making eight days, and this with
out any extra expense in its construction.
The escapement is peculiarly constructed,
and gives four limes as much ra(ion to '
the balance as the best chronometer es
capement, being the great desideratum
intime peices. When manufactured, they
may be afforded at one-sixth the usual
price of ship-chronometers and will per
form equal lo those of the highest cost.
Thd inventor has also made an improre
merit in the common Yankee clock, by
which many parts are done away wiib,
and their quality as time keepers improved
while the price f a good brass clock will
be lessened to one d jllar.
DfSd- Many of our readers rememoer
Peter M. Deshong, the wonderful Arith
matician who taught his science in this ci
ty some years ago; he is dead. A Phila
delphia paper says: We regret to leara
from Mr. Win. Meeser, who has just re
turned from Canada, that Petsr M. De
shong, well known to our citizens for his
wonderful Mathematical abilities was found
dead in his birth, on board the Steamer
city ot Toronto, between Kirgston and
Toronto, Canada West. An inquest was
held upon the body, verdict, died of appo-
IP 11 13 bod W5ts h' the dirt-cnon
ofMr- Meeser, placed in' the receiving
; rauU In lhe York Cemetry Canada to
i await the disriosal of it bv his friends. A:hi'
a uentl. man was slreoire- m he oert "! r.cxt
lo lhn Ui uhich Mr' l)' died' hs was not
. aware, "f ins l!ealh in;li! lhe rn0,,ninff
!? sudden an.d P8" was the attack.
tic vas Vndoubt.ed,y a 01 ll'c rea'e.'1
1 liitiiiiciuaiiv-ai ijcuiussa j me ilge, j.ju jji
visit to Canada, was for the dutdoss cf
disposing of his mathematical rules, sza
giving instruction in the science.
A Magnificent Sword. Mr. Saraae!
Jackson, Baltimore street, has just finished
a splendid sword, intended as a present
for General Riley. It contains the fol
lowing inscription on the scabbard: "The
State of MaryUnd, to her honored son,
Brigadier General Bennett Riley, United
States Army, for callant intrettditv and
heroism displaj-ed in the late war witii
Great Britain 3nd in the recent brilliant
campaign with Mexico. Battle of Bloct
nouse, lata; laconic Mill, 1914; I'iata-
I Contreras. Cherubusco, City of
1847." Tim Vr,n,1l. ll.o 1)31
The handle of the Hade repre-
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to behold Bclumore owi.
J3pThe Boston Bee states there
gentleman in Cambridge abo::t seventy
years old, a watchmaker by trade, "iii
has always occupied the house in wlu'ca
hf M-au liorn our! w!ir iiriiir this iTj
period has never slept an hour under
enjoys good health, & in every way p
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