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SOXS OF TEMPERANCE.
" iFort Stevenson Division. No. 432 Sta-
'i.A m..iiiit .,.rr Tuesday evening at the Uivisiou
' - Roomie, the old Northern Exchange.
T . - CADETS OP TEMPERANCE. .
. Tart Stnvenson Section. No, 102 meets
TeryTharadayeTFOing in the Hall of the Sons of Tem
I. O. O. F.
- r.u,hna Iwts-o. Na. TT. meets atthe Odd!
Fellows Hall, ia Morehouse's building, every Saturday I
ROBERTS, HUBBARD & CO.,
BABOTACTORICRS OF -
!. Copper, Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware,
. Stores, Wool, Hides, Sheep-pelts, Hags,
Old Copper, Old Stoves, Ac., &c Also,
; ALL SORTS OF GENUINE YANKEE NOTIONS.
' Pease's Brick Block; No. 1.
" J Fremont, Sandusky Co. Ohio.
DRUGS. MEDICINES. PAINTS,' DTESTUFFS,
BOOKS, STATIONARY, &c.
. FREMONT, OHIO.
t BALI'II P. BUCKIiAND,
-:, a TTORKET and Counsellor at Uw and Solicitor
-,- in Chancery, will attend to professional business in
s SanduskT and Adjoining counuen.
pf OFricc Second story of Tyler's Block
JOIX jfj. GREENE,
"i a A TTORNEY AT LAW and Prosecuting Attorney
' J Tor Sandusky coonty, Ohio, will attend to all pro-
Cessions! business entrusted to his care, with promptness
1 and fidelitr. s - -
UTOmci rtlhfCwrlHwiw. . . .-. -
' CHESTER EDGERTON,
' . Attorney and Counsellor at iOaw,
y ......AND SOLICITOR IN CHASTCERY. -
Office At the Court House.
Fremont, Sandusky Co: O. ;
It. J . BARTIETT,
VTTORNEY.AXD COUNSELLOR AT LAW
FRKMOST. BAlfDUSKT, CO., O.
'ILL give his undivided attention to professional
V V business in Sandusky and theadjoining counties.
- Fremont, Feb. 527, '49.
; "T . "PIERRE. BEAUGRAXD,
PHYSICIAN AJSTD SURGEON,
ESPECTFULLY tenders his professionalservices
i f n 1 1. n !l l.uti. nfFMinniil inH vitnt'
.1 rric One door south of McCulIoch's Urug store
LA O. RAWSON.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON,
FREMONT, SANDUSKY CO., O.
May 2B, 1849. 14
-iv-:,- UPORTAfiE COUNTY
11 Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
R . JP. & rti fvJ.VIi, Agent.
rBSSIONT, 8Ajri)IT8KT CO OHIO. -
BELL 4: SHEETS,
' Phytitiatis antt Snrgeonx
;- FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, OHIO.
OFFICE Second Story of Knapp's Building.
July 7. 1849. 21
THE regular Post-Office hours, until further notice,
will be as follows:
From 7 to 12 A. M. and from 1 to 8 tOM.
Sundays from 8 to 9 A. M. and from 4 to 5 P. M.
' ; ' W.M. STARK, P. M.
ZJt . NE W ARRANGEMENT.
DBS. SHEETS & BELL,
TTAVING entered into a partnership in the Drug Store
, li owned by Dr. Sheets, in Tyler's Building, where
i Jiey bjow aSer a full assortment of
- Drugs, Medicines, Dye Stuffs, Oils, Paints,
and a great variety of fane v articles, such as coloene,
bair oil, indelible ink, pen-Knives, combs, brushes of all
: kinds, with a furl assortment of
i. ; - PATENT-MEDICINES.
- for every disease that afflicts mankind: which we offer
at very low paieea for Cash, Beeswax. Ginseng, Sassafras
Bar from tne root and raper Kags. Low rricee, and
, n. Ul,r, Ready Pay in lomethmg,
is our motto forever.. SHEETS & BELL.
Fremont, July 14, 1849. - 21
ii '-- FASHIONABLE TAILORING. -
''' " . ' ,; p; maxwell, H '
tTJ ESPECLFULLT announces that he continues his
. I V basinsss in the second stoiy of Knapp's building.
. p posit Burger's old stand, where h will be happv to
. a - I 1 . i n I I . . 1 "
wait on ms oio, customers ana an wno neeu anv iiunj; in
4 his line. , If yon want yonr garments made n r right, and
after the Latest Fashion call on MAXWELL.
N. B. Particular attention paid to Cutting and warrant
ed to nt if properly made up. April 20, '4a.
j- New. and Fashionable
. Boot an ft Shoe Shop.
VpiHE undersigned, has onened a BOOT and SHOE
, I shop on. . , i. .
. Main street, two door north of the Pott Office,
'in Lower Sandusky, and is now manufacturing tooRDra
, fevsry-thingin-the above linr with neatness and despatch.
His materials are of the best quality, his workmen are ex
perienced, and all work ia wnAtiTrD.
- He intends ro supply this marcel with beautiful and
fashionable ... :. ' ', - -
Jhfsn's, Boys', aid Children's Boots Shoe and Brogans,
r Cowhide and Kipskin, as welt a nnini'S, slippers. &c.
" Ahm, Ladies' fci- Misses' slippers Ruskins, Gaiter &.C.,
II Ann nn in nul .nit fn.Kifii, uHJ . l,l. mnA dnlivpd
rith promptness and despatch. 'I he subscriber requests
liberal share ef the public patronage, and isdetermined
-to merit ihe sams. " " " - -
. GEORGE WIGSTEIN.
JtrnaSa, '19. " 18:6m
iJJ o e tryi.
Under the direction: ef the city authorities of New York
the magnificent obsequies of the honorable heroes. Gen
era! Worth, Col. Dumcait, and Major Gates, were sol.
emnized in that city on Thursday the 22d ult
The papers are filled with discretions of the imposing
pageant, magnificent military parade, o&c.
The following Ode by Geo. P. Morris, wassnng from
the Balcony of the City Hall, by the Sacred Music Soci
ety: Cin. Gazette.
- The pride of all our chivalry.
The name of Worth will stand,
While throbs the pulse uf liberty
Within hia native land.
The wreath his brow was formed to wear
A nation's tears will freshen there.
The ynong companion of his fame,
In war a lid pence allied,
, With garlands woven round his name,
- Reposes at his side
Ddncar, whnse deeds for evermore
Will live amid hia canuou'a roar.
Gatcs, in his country's quarrel bold,
When she to arms appealed,
Sought like the Christian knights of old.
His laurels on the field."
When victory rent the welkin dome,
He earned a sepulchre at home. -
The drum beat of the banner'd brave.
The requiem and the knell,
- The volley o'er the soldier's grave,
His comrade's last farewell.
Are triliutes render'd to the dead,
: And sermons to the living read.
But there's a glory brighter far,
Than all the earth has giveo,
.A beacon, tike the index star, ' ' '
Tliat Miuts the way to he&ven:
It is a live well spknt: its duse,
The cloudless sundown of repose.
.That such was their's for whom we mourn,
These obsequies attest.
And though in sorrow they are borna
- Unto th-ir finid rest,
A guide will their example be.
To -future champion of the free.
MY dear, I'll thank you for a little more sugar in
my coltee, if vou please.'
'My deary Donl dear me; I'd as soon have
you cail me devil, as 'ray dear.' '
Well, my devil, I'll thank you for a little more
sugar in my cottee.
At this proot ot affection on the part of her hus
band, Mrs. isnapdragon burst into a rage of tears.
She had got up, as the saying is, 'wrong-end-foremost'
that morning, and nothing could please her.
She was no better pleased with being called 'my
devil' than 'my dear,' thou oh she had a moment
before declared that she preferred it On the con
trary, she took her husband bitterly to task for his
ready compliance with her suggestion. i
Oh, you vile, wretched, cood-for-nothing man !
Is it thus you treat your affectionate wife Is it
thus you apply names to her which I dare not men-
'My devil, you mentioned it just now; you sug
gested the idea you put the very words in my
mouth, ana 1 always like to comply with your wish
es, you know. So, my dear my devil, I mean
a little more sugar, if you please.
sugar! 1 won t give you a bit more. 1 11 see
you hanged nrst I ou use more sweetmng than
your neck's worth.
1 ve acquired that habit by having so sweet a
wife. Besides, I pay for it with my Own money.'
'JNow reproach me with my poverty, will vou
If I did not bring you any money, I brought you
respectable connections, and
'true, you brought all your connexions.
'iNow you reproach me with that, do vou?
dare say you grudge my relations every bite they
eat while they are bere.' ,
'1 grudge nothing my dear I would say my
'Don't use that word again Mr: Snapdragon if
you do 1 11 leave the table.'
1 hank you, my love ; then I'll help myself to
'Yes, you would help yourself to another wife, I
dare say, if I was gone.'
1 am afraid there is little chance of that cut
my coffee is cooling while I am waiting for the su
'1 hen it will be like your love, which has been
cooling ever since we were married.
T hank you there is notLmg like sharp acid for
a cooling draught
'Sharp acid, do you call me sharp acid ? I'll
endure your taunts no longer. I'll go home to my
connexions. I'll have a separate maintainance.'
'Whenever you please, my dev darling.'
'I won't take such pesky language from you.'
llioing, with the sugar-oowi in her liatid.l
'My dear, leave the sugar-bowl, if yon please.
'Here, take it! throwing it at bis bead) aud
The Laborer and Employer.
How often,' said not long since a popular Amer
ican orator, 'do we see in this country that the em
ployer of to-day is the laborer of to-morrow, and
the laborer the employer; and when such is the
evidence of our senses and the result of our institu
tions, how dare any man rise up and address him
self to the passions of different classes of the com
munity, and declare that there is a distinction be
tween them I I would take the sons of a poor man
in preference to the sons of the rich, to prove the
truth of this. The son of the poor man much soon
er reaches the golden goal of honor than those who
have money gingling in their pockets. It is the
poor man in nine cases out of ten, who reaches the
point of eminence. They have been industrious
they have exerted themselves, and they have pros
pered. It is true that a bad man sometimes gets
wealth, but not often, and when he does, it is of
tener by foul means than fair. How was it with
William Gray, Stephen Girard nnd John Jacob As
tor? They were the architects of their own su
Mr. Powers, the sculptor, writes from Florence
that his statue of Mr. Calhoun, for South Carolina,
is almost finished. It is his first draped statue.
Sacramento City, which is situated at the prin
cipal placer in California is said to have a popula
tion of about 18,000 persons.
FREMONT, SANDUSKY COUNTY, DECEMBER 'l, 1849.
. . Ireland at One View. :
Ireland is three hundred and six miles long and
two hundred broad. Contains thirty-two thous
and, five hundred and ten square miles; or twenty
millions, eight hundred and eight thousand, two
hundred and seventy-one acres; of which thirteen
millions, eight hundred and eighty-one thousand,
seven hundred and eleven acres are cultivated ; six
millions, two hundred and ninety-five thousand, sev
en hundred and thiity-five acres waste; and six
hundred and thirty thousand, eight hundred and
twenty-five acres are under water. Off the coast
are one hundred and ninety-six islands.
Placed between Europe and ; America, Ireland
is most favorably situated for trade, fishing, and
commerce; is blessed. with a most tertile soil, and
temperate climate; has the finest fisheries; possess
es the largest, deepest, and safest harbors; and the
greatest number of navigable rivers and lakes, of
any country of the same size in -the world. Ac
cording to geologists, Ireland has the largest coal
fields in the British'Empire; one extends thro'out
Clare, Kerry, Limerick and Cork ; and another,
which is sixteen miles long, and sixteen miles broad,
lies in Koscommon, fcmgo, Leitnra and Cavan; oth
er coal heids and mines of less extent are inter
spersed thro' the island. The richest iron mines
are situated in Arigna, in the county of Leitrim.
The finest copper mines are worked in Wicklow,
Waterford and Kerry. Many mines of iron, cop
per, lead, silver, and some veins of gold present
themselves. Ireland contains inexhaustible sup
plies of peat fuel. Marbles of every shade and
color are found in Kilkenny, Galway and Donegal;
and slates of the best quality are quarried in Ker
ry and Limerick.
Ihe population of Ireland, in 1841, amounted
to 8,175,124. . Ireland contains, besides several
large cities, about 1 4Q tqwns, with a population ex
ceeding 2000 inhabitants, with a large number of
smaller towns. . Jhe emmigration tromJreland to
America is immense; in 20 years, (from 1825 to
1844) above l,2o6,000 Irish emigrated, mostly for
the United States. The exports of Ireland, in 18
37, amounted to 85.000,000 ; nnd are now estima
ted at $1.00,000.000; which excepting $20,000,-
000 worth of linen, some copper and lead ores)
chiefly consists of provisions. Ireland consumes an
nually above $60,000,000 worth of British manu
factures. ' ' '
Thus, while Ireland is exporting men by thous
ands, and food by. millions, one third of her own
soil is lying waste ; her mines, collieries and quar
ries', are-tin worked ; her immense water power is
flowing idly ; her ports are empty; all articles of
manufacture are imported ; the trade of the world
is daily passing her shores; 6,000,000 of her peo
ple are existing on potatoes, and, 2,500,000 are
declared paupers. - What an anomaly!
. : o
Anthor of the Railroad System'.
The following sketch of Thomas Gray, the auth
or ot the Kaihvay bystem, we take irouo the Jrains-
Thomas Gray was born in Leeds, England about
half a century, or more, ago and this is all we
know of his early history. The Middleton Col
liery had a railway for carrying coals to Leeds a
distance ot three miles. Ihe cars moved along at
the rate of three and a half miles per hour. It
was laughed at not bv uray but by the wise
public. Gray saw in this little work something
that might be augumented into greatness: and he
thought upon the subject, and forthwith became
a visionary! He talked and wrote upon his project
of "A General Iron Kailway until the people de
clared him insane. He petitioned Parliment sought
an interview with the lords and other great men ;
and thus became the laughing-stock of all England.
He received nothing but rebuffs wherever he
went. AH this took place in 1820, or thereabouts.
But he Buceeded at last The railways were
laid. The world has been benefited by the madness
of Thomas Gray. ......
Well, what became of him? the reader will ask.
We do not know; but believe he still lives in Exe
ter, to which place he removed. Up to 1846 he
had been neglected. While thousands have been en
riched by the consummation of his brilliant sheme,
he remained forgotten forced by proverty to sell
glass on commission for a living. Howitt, in the
People's Journal, a few years ago, gave somewhat
lengthy sketch of his carreer; thus bringing him in
to public notice. We have seen nothing in print
in relation to him lately. Elliot wrote a great
truth in these words: -
"How many men who lived to blesa mankind
Have died unthanked."
Our Receipt for Curing Beef and Pork.
There being so many applications for our cele
brated receipt for curing beef and pork, that we
think it will be best, subserving the wishes of all by
again republishing it:
To 1 gallon of water.
Take l lb. salt,
$ lb. sugar,
J oz. saltpetre.
In this ratio the pickle to be increased to any
quantity desired. ,
Let these be boiled together until all the dirt from
the salt and sugar, (which . will not be .a little,)
rises to the top and is skimmed off. Then throw it
into a tub to cool, and when perfectly cool, pour it
over your beef or pork, to remain the usual time,
say four to six weeks, according to size of the
pieces. 1 lie meat must be well covered with the
pickle, and should not be put down for at least two
days alter killing, during which time it should be
slightly sprinkled with powdered saltpetre.
several ot our lnends have not boiled the pickle,
and found if to answer well. I Uer. iel.
The Osfige Indians,
Now on a visit to the seat of government, first
made their appearance at the Executive mansion
with nothing upon their painted bodies but leather
leggins and ancient- looking blankets.' Since that
time the President has directed the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs to supply them with any articles
of clothing they may desire, whereupon, the gen
tlemen of the wilderness yesterday made their ap
pearanc upon the avenue clothed in broadcloth, af
ter the manner of the civilized. . It will be readily
imngined therefore, that the peculiarity of their ap
pearance is greatly increased, and that the lovers of
incongruity are a good deal edified., Before night,
however, the Indians doffed their civilized garb and
decked themselves in their native costumes.
Nat. Intel. 6f 23d.
. 1 -v fi t. jjuxf i rail.
F M .4 :
OL' JL U; JO JJJ JJiJL l JL
Extraordinary Discovery in California.
The following is an extract from a letter written
to his wife by a New Yorker, now -working in the
mines of California. The letter bears date Aug.
There was a gold mine discovered here (which
is called Murphy's Diggings) one week today; it is
evidently the work of ancient times 210 feet
deep, situated on the summit of a very high moun
tain. It has made a great excitement here, as it
was several days before preparations could be made
to descend to the bottom There was found in it
the bones of a human being, also an altar for
worship, and some othr evidence of human labor.
If rom present indication it is doubtful whether it
will require a great outlay for tools and machinery
to work it"
This discovery, if properly pursued by compe
tent observes, may prove of the' highest historical
importance. It will establish the fact that the
mineral wealth of that region lias been known to
preceding generations, and the relies which have
survived, may enlighten us as to the nationality
of the people who first pierced this mountain two
hundred and teiv&et, and will doubtless suggest
an inquiryinto tfiVreason for abondoning thepursuit
of gold in, a country in which it seems to abound,
and where its discoverers had found encourage
ment to make such extensive excavation in former
times. , N. Y. Eve. Post
Women in California.
A letter from California says that emmigranU
should take their wives with them. Bead what
the writer says on the subject:
'Them Injun women is shiftless creeturs, end if
you hire one too keep your things decent, she only
loats around, while you re hard at work, pick in
hand, pultin' in for the yaller boys. To be sure
there aint no fether bed thar, except the bed of
Feather River, and the wife of your buzzum would
have to sleeo on a buffylo robe ; but she wouldn't
mind the skin if a lovin' husband was to share it
with her. '
The world was sad. the gsrding yarbs run wild,
And man, oueasy, sighed till woman smiled.'
From Vew Grenada.
A letter dated at Carthagena, Oct 12th. receiv
ed at New York, states that business was slowly
reviving from the apathy into which the dreadful
ravages of -cholera- had plunged it It raged from
the first of May to the close of August and in Car-
gena, out of a population of 11,000, 2,400 persons
tell victims. Its euects were equally telt in the in
terior, and 1,900 died in two months on the Mag-
dalena river. Whole villages were wholly depop
uiated by it
fST The Oneida Herald claims for Utica the ti
tie of the 'model city,' and gives the following rea
"The city of TJtica does not owe a single cent of
public debt, and has money in .Bank, besides taxes
due and collectable, fehe lias an abundant supply
ot pure and wholesome water brought into the
houses of her citizens, fresh ' from the mountain
springs. She is lighted by gas of pure and excel
lent quality ; has the best appointed and most era
cient iire Department ot any city of her size
America; is the only city in the fstate which wholly
escaped the ravages of cholera last summer; and
to crown ail is ready to honor a draft for from 3 to
500 VV hig majority whenever called upon. Vi
challenge any city in the Union to beat this."
A little "five feet five" lawyer was trying a cause
belore a grave and dignified judge, in JNew Jersey,
who did not give his decision upon a law point in
lavor ol the little lawyer s argument quite as soon
as he anticipated, whereupon the lawyer sprang to
his teet, and slapping his hands turiously upon the
table, exclaimed. 'It is so, sir; 1 will stake my le
gal reputation upon it your honor.' The judge
slowly opened his spectacles, put them on bis nose
and leaning tar over the bar, looked down upon the
lawyer, and with the utmost apparent astonish
ment, exclaimed, 'The devil you will !' The little
lawyer, with his legal reputation, vamoused that
very atternoon, and has not been heard of since.
Yankees "Abroad. There are said to have becti
some Yankees fighting in the ranks of Bern, the
Hungarian General, .There. Were Yankees fight
ing in the streets of Paris at the Revolution of Feb
ruary. There were Yankees in Ireland when she
made her last rebellious demonstration. There
were Yankees in Rome, also. In fact, where are
thev not, when a fight is going on ? They serve
under almost as many banners as the Scotch sold
iers of fortune in the seventeenth century ; but un
like the Dalgetty's of that day, they do not enlist
for "pay and provant," but are always found on
the side of a good cause and free principles.
Conscpmtiox ot CdfTON. According to an es
timate in the New Orleans Bulletin, the Cotton
manufactories in the United States Will require for
the next ten years at the rate of 470,000 bales of
cotton, of 400 pounds each, per annum ; equal to
702,000,000 of yards; 80,000,000 for exportation
and 672,000,000 tor domestic consumption." lins
allows for an average annual increase of population
from immigration and natural increase in ten years,
of one million per annum.
Newspaper LitjkratCre. A resolve has pas
sed the Legislature of Maine directing the clerk of
the Judicial Court in each county in the state to
purchase, bind and preserve, for the use, and at
the expense of the countyf a copy of the newspapers
published therein,' not exceding three in number,
commencing with the year 1849, and giving prefe
rence to those abounding in historical and other in
formation valuable td the public.
FoJfxr. On the Fourth, the Declaration of In
dependence was read in acsrtain town in Louisia
na. After the names of the signers had been re
peated, a Frenchman arose, and very indignantly
asked whj' Lafayette's name was not there, and
made a motion that it should be added forthwith!
jfQff Bricks made of glass, are now used in the
construction of buildings, for the purpose of intro
ducing light, without lessening the strength of the
1 i ' .
'- ' fe
The very Last Ladies with Cigars.
-: "We find "the following item on the progress of
society in JNew v0rk,in the Merchant's lay Book:
Yesterdaw an elegant carriage was seen rolling
along in Broadway, in which were seated two young
laaies, axiirea in ine extreme ol tne late fans lash
ion, smoking cigars. The volums of smoke which
passed out of the circular window in " rear of the
covering, evinced that tins was not the first time
their months bad been covered into volcanic era.
Progress, ladies ! This beats the standing collars.
An American may smnmng, na. nail now aris
tocratic, distingue, republican. " - :
3t An old political song sung in the days of
1 nomas Jenerson, contains the following lines:
From Georgia to Lake Chalnplain, . 1 ;
From seas to Mississippi's shore,' &c
How vastly has our country been extended since
What empires have been added to its domain. The
Mississippi no longer bounds our territory, but from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, from the St Croix to
the Rio Grande, our flag waves over every foot of
land. ; we should sing now-a-days
'From the Rio Grsnds's waters, to the icy I ikes of Maine,
From the broad Atlantic's billows, to Nevada's golden
The banner of onr conn try over all dominion holds,
Making ons the million hearts that brat high beneath its
loius.' . i , . .
"Tom, stand out of the way of that gentleman.1
"How do you know that he's a gentleman?"
"Why, he wears a stand-up collar and swears!'
Jta The Augusta (Maine) Banner, says a farm
er plowing in his held, in Lubec, struck a leaden
box or chest, which was found to contain ninety-six
thousand dollars in doubloons. It is not known how
the treasure came there.
That's bet.er than going to California.
"0 wad some pow'r the giftie gie us,
To see ou rsels as others see us." Burns.
37" A great spot on the sun has lately been ob
served, but is fast disappearing. On Saturday last,
the diameter of this spot as measured at the ob
servatory in Cambridge, was over 47,000 miles,
and six times as large as the earth.
The production of tobacco in the several
states is thus rated: Kentucky, 68,000,000 lbs.;
Virginia, 45,000,000; Tennessee, 35,000,000 ; Ma
ryland, 23,000,000; Missouri, 15,000,000; Ohio,
Total 175,500,000 pounds. That would make
a pretty good sized "chain."
S3T A letter from the city of the salt lake, states
that the laws of the community permit the men to
have as many wives as they can support, and that
some of the older ones have twenty, but the young
men content tnemseivees witn live., -
This is a community of Later Day 'Saints:' at
this rate they will soon arrive to a state of 'per
fection.' : -. " 7" " ' ; -
The two fellows who recently robbed the
mansion of Hon. Daniel Webster, in f ranklin, N. H.,
have been sentenced to eight years imprisonment
in the New Hampshire state prison. , '' .
jt"The Emperor of Russia has 17 ships of the
line in the Black Sea, The Sultan of Turkey has
12, nearly all of which were built by Henry Eckr
ford and Mr. J. F. Rhodes, of New York, and are
among the mostsuperb'specimens of naval archi
tecture in the world. "
An exchange paper says, "the girls in some
parts of Pennsylvania are so hard up for husbands
that they sometimes take up with printers and
Franklin on asking his would-be mother-in-laWj
for her daughter in marriage, was repulsed with
this answer: "Mr. Franklin, how can you support
a family ? as there are already five or six printers in
t3T It may not be known to all our readers that
the boundaries of Pennsylvania, Maryland and Del
aware, are unsettled, and that an effort is now in
progress to settle the matters in dispute. G. H. S.
Key, of Maryland; G. K. Kiddle, ot Uelaware, and
J. P. Eyre, of Pennsylvania are the commissioners
appointed by the respective states ; and they will
meet on the 3d proximo, to commence their sur
vey and investigations. Scioto Gaz.:
j3T Wefe we to judge of mankind by the re
ports of their opponents, there would be no patri
ots in politics, no heroes in war; no learned lawyers
or ministers, and no honest tradesmen. ...
Poussin, in French, means little chick, and
the Louisville' Journal supposes that's the reason
why the old hen of the Washington Union took
him under her wing.
5r Some years ago I printed a handbill for a
person who had been unfortunate, or worse in bu
siness. He had cast about lor sometning novel ana
striking, to serve for a head, and decided upon
"Here she goes and there she goes." . Imagine his
chagrin, when he found shortly after posting his
bills, that some indefatigable wag had worked upon
them with his knife until he had made them all
read "Here he oes, and there he oes."
37" A celebrated excentric preacher was bnce
warned that he must be very guarded iti his lan
guage, in a town at the south - where he was to
preach, for the people were noted for their highly
intellectual and moral character, and especially, that
he must avoid the most distant allusion to tbe "pe
culiar domestic institution." On observing a great
number of mulattocs in the gallery, he said as he
arose: "Brethren and sisters,! have been told
that I am to address a highly intelligent and moral
congregation ; but I should just like to as a ques
tion of this moral congregation. Where did all
them yellow galls in the gallery come from ?"
3T An old deacon in Yankee land, once told
us a good ston He was standing beside a frog
pond we have his word foY it and saw a large
garter snake make an attack on an enormous bull
frog. The snake seized one of the frog's hind legs,
and the frog to be on a par with his snnkeship,
caught him by the tail, and both commenced swal
lowing one another and continued this carniverous
peration until nothing was left of either of them
A letter writer in California pays $30 A month
for the luxury of a bed in a dirty corner on the loft
of ii 'store, at San Frnecisco, and gets his meals at
thsJ-verV Iot price of ft per rtwt J : - .' -' -
's rA ffaW0Tv'JEcirW. sJ5
t The following jncideCtm elated by a correspoB
dent. of. the NewsJ It is quite xtew to uavimd car
ries on its face an air of improbability; though ; we
cannot undertake to say that iio such iking occur
red. ; We can, hardly supppse that naval- comman
ders would venture to ruijii into hostilities with aor
better warrant,, than a Lmore casual tenort sup
plied by a cluroce; encounter -with an .'wokhowb, i-i'ormant-.
If such a thing is possible,: however, "it
seems to us that it would be worth while to make
provision against the hazard of snch a result i
. , it .would pe-SAtwtactory i&ribe-ymttet tlralie
News would give the names of the English and
American vessels' referred 'to, and of their com
manders, jtlamb- it !-!t r.-i -i -j-..r; :.i
In a conversations day-or two since. swith one
of our gallant naval officers, he conanuaicated to
me a remarkable incident connected with the, war
which did not break out between the United States
and Great Britian the Nortb-EasterB? boundary
question, a few years since.,-You; will ftiVeollect
lhat at one time,, rupture between theHwo
countries, on that subject was- considered anetlt
able by a great many whose opinions were entitled
to consideration. About sunrise on one fie e -morning,
a frigate of our navy espied a large ! ship.4n
the horizon, which, aftar a few hour's -sailing prov
ed to be a first class frigate of the British navy, be
longing to tag West India squadronr t s 1
: By an extraordinary: coincidence the -comrnao-der
of the British vessel had a few. days previous
ly hailed a ship, the captain of which informed.him
that the United States had declared war' against
England on tbe boundary, question, and the -, cap
tain of a vessel the American commander hailed,
reported that. England,: had. declared : war b
gainst the United States.,, Simultaneously.iand. As
if by concert, the Ameriean and British, flags were
hoisted, and soon after the order to "Prepare for
action, double shot the'guns !.' was given on board'
each vessel. In five minutes &ot. were ,to -commence
the work of death and destruction.; ;-
The vessels were witbin.-miles. of each Other,
and then commenced a trial of seamanship of nau
tical skill, each using every artifice and every ex
pedient to get to windward of the other, in order
to select a posiition that would enable the success
ful one to do the other the most injury by a single
broadside. For six long hours did the frigates
strive in this way. Never were orders given in.' s
clearer voice, or more readily or willingly executed.
But it became apparent that id sailing qualities the
American -was superior to the British frigate, arid
that in another tack she would accomplish Vh'at
her commander was so skillfully stirving to dp,
She "bouted ship," went around beautifully and
directed her course toward the supposed 'enemy.
Soon the frigates approached. Not" a brd' was
spoken or even whispered by any of the, officers or
crew of either vessel. The eyes of alt were intent
ly and eagerly fixed on the commanders who trum
pet in hand, occupied a position where they could
be seen by all. The gunners were at fheirguns,
the matches were in their hands, all f ready
to be instantaneously applied. All were as silent
as death itself. - ; - . - - '"' -. -''-1 6j '-
And now the ressels are quite close? and 'tfie
order to fire is about to be given a moment of
dreadful suspence ensues the American comman
der applies the trumpet to his mouth he speaks
frigate ahoy!" "JNo answer for a mordent-
"Frigate ahoy !" 'Awful suspense. "Halloo" was
the answer at last "Any news from England ?
"No," was responded in a deep, clear and sonor
ous voice. The crew gave vent to a little of their
pent excitement1 "Where are you bound ?" . Ha
vana.' v' -; l : :-.-
Frigate ahoy!" said the British commander - in
his . tura ' "Halloo," ""was the responce;"Arjy
news from the United States? ' "No.' ' j A pause
which lasted for a few .Minutes.-"; WBere, are you
bound V "Havana." ' Simultaneously a' Bustle
ensued on board both frigates. " In defiance of dis
cipline, they left" their "guns, "; and ' 'it. . wash's
quarter of an hour before they satisfied themselves
that they were not riot going into an engagement. ,
Wishing each other a prosperous passage the
two vessels altered their courses and beaded for the
port of their destination. ! : " ' ' '
In a few days ther both reached Havana, uje
American frigate some twelve hours "in advance.
When the british vessel got to anchor, "she was
saluted by the American, and the compliment' was
returned.' In the evening the two commanders' sup
ped together, and communicated to each other the
inaccuracy of the intelligence "which had "by a sih-
Sad fired a single (run, said the American com
mander. I would have fired a broadside. into Vou.
Mv crew, said the British commander, were at their
posts and prepared on the first hostile demonstration
to engage with you. What a bioody engagement
would not that have been Twed hardly say that
the two commanders "made a night of it," and
parted bosom friends iu the morning. '
The ti. S. Government Abroad.' . .
The annexed extracts from a- letter of an Amer
ican gentleman in Sardinia to his correspondent in
Washington furnish strong additional evidence bf
the respect inspired abroad by the promptitude
and fidelity with which our Government has on re
cent occasions fulfilled its international obligations:
"It may not be uninteresting to yott' to be in
formed that all the statesmen here with whbm'I
have had occasion to converse on the Bjibject,' have
expressed their decided approbation of the ground
assumed by the President in regard to the Prussi
an steamer United States, as well as in the case of
the projected invasion of Cub. : Nothing is better
calculated to raise the character of the Ameriem
Government in Europe than a" strict observance of
all the principles of international morality.':
A Quandary. Several of the editors who hat
been most obstreperous in their denuncalionof the
Post office Department for mail failures, irregul
arities, &c. havingjust discovered that thar offi
cial personage whose duty it is and has long "been
to attend to the working of the mail system, is Mr,
Si R. Hobbie, the first Assistant P. M. Generak is a
rank locofoco, they are in an uneviable predicament
of shutupitivenesa. - What next will .they try?
The truth is, there are to many locos-in .adktbc
branches of the Governmen service to permit our
locofoco, brethren of the .quill from firing safely at
the flock.. They, run about five chances of wing
ing their friend, to one of wounding a Whig." t
' -" -"-- - . Scioto Gazzettci
:-"?st ... f,s A ,...! . , .
EsTABLisHrso; Newspapers. The veteran : of
the press, Mayor Noahi of New York, in his last
a i t-4 , i . ' . 1. i .
ounuay i lines, natsime pemneni mimi u itra-
ence to the remarkable profuseness of new news
papers, of the ephemeral species. He says, 'men
engaged in such desperate enterprises, seem to
think that editing and publishing come by natui;
whereas they constitute a business, or rather two
branches of business, in which more tact, industry
and watchfulness are necessary, than in ny cccup
pafkm ot calling knotrn smong men."