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PUBLI8H8D EY OlDBON * CO. I TERMS. Thb Daily Republic will be furnished by carhen to Mbeeribers b? Washington and its vicinity for twklvk And a half cents fee week. To mail sufteeriben, per annum |5 00 Advertisements inserted at the lowest rates. OVFlOl OF THB REPUBLIC. ninth street, near pennsylvania AVENUE, . ntftvriirr?M n r> , : / I ^ I ^ I I. y H / / t / ' ^r ' ' / / Vol. V. WASHINGTON: MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15. 1853. No. 35. ~ *mSmmmm' mmmmmmm?mmmmrnmmmimmmm**m?m*mmm~mmmmmmt . r WAOnuiuiwH) t/. V/. Br tbe President of the United States. IN pursuance of law, I, FRANKLIN PlERCE, " President of the United States, do hereby declare and make known that public sales of the I sections and parts of sections of land, all bearinS i . tbe odd numbers, which remain to tbe United i States, within six miles on each side of the line of ( tbe Mobile and Ohio River railroad, In the 8tates of Alabama and Mississippi, subject to double the i minimum price of the publio lands, as provided by i tbe act of 20th September, 1860, will be held at the i following' land offices, in the 8tates of Alabama and Mississippi, at tbe periods hereinafter designated, tO wit ! At the land office at ST. STEPHENS, in Alabama, commencing on Monday, tbe fifth day of I September next, for tbe disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbert above re- ' (erred to, as are situated in the undermentioned 1 townships, to wit: North of Ike base line and weet of ike principal meridian. , Townships.# ne and (too, of range one. Townships one, two, three, and four, of range I two. Townships one two, three, four and five, of i range three. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and t teven, of range four. Townships three, four, five, six and teven, of , range five. South of the bate line and toest of the principal meri- ' dian. Townships one, two, three, four, and five, of range one. Townships one, two, three, four, and five, of range two. Townships one, two, and three, of range three. nVmstakU AMS ftf PAnOTA foiir. """ " I' "?< a ? South of tht butt lint and tatl of tht principal meridian. Townships Ihrtt and four, of range one. At tbe land office at DEMOPOLI3, in the same State, commencing on Monday, the Ivotlfth day of September next, for the disposal of such sections and parte of aectiona, being the odd numbere above rer .. red to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the bate line and toett of the principal meridian. Townships eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range four. At the land office at TUSCALOOSA, in tbe same State, commencing on Monday, theJ^fAday of September next, for. tbe disposal of auch sections and parts of aectiona, being the odd numbere above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North iff the bate line and went of the principal meridian in the louthern turveying dittrict. Township twenty one, of range four. At the land office at COLUMBUS, in Mississippi, commencing on Monday, the nineteenth day of September next, Tor the disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being the odd numbert above referred to, as are situated in tbe undermentioned townships, to wit: North pf the bate line and eatt of the Choctaw meridian. Townships eight, tixteen, teoenleen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range fifteen. Townships eight, nine, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, tixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, and twenty, of range sixteen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen,fifteen, sixteen, teventeen, eighteen, and nineteen, of range seventeen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, of range eighteen. Townships eight, nine, ten, eleven, and twelve, of range nineteen. At tbe land office at AUGUSTA, in the same State, commencing on Monday, the twenty tixth day of September next, for the disposal of such sections and parts of sections, being tbe odd numbert above referred to, as are situated in the undermentioned townships, to wit: North of the hate line and eatt of the Choctaw meridian. Township four, of range thirteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, and tix, of range fourteen. Townships one, two, three, fpur, five, six, and seven, of range fifteen. Townships one, two, three, four, five, six, and uvan, 01 riDgo iiAiecu. Townships one,jive, six, and ?teen,of range seventeen. Township seven, of range eighteen. North of the base line, toe it of the meridian, and east qf Pearl river. Townships three, four, jive, six, seven, and eight, of range Ave. Townships jive, six, seven, eight, nine, and ten, of range six. Townships seven, eight, nine, and ten, of range seven. Townships, eight, nine, and fen, of range eight. The townships herein designated in Roman letters are wholly within the limits of "six sections in width on each side of said road," and those in italics are partly within said limits, as designated on the diagrams, which will be furnished to the respective district land offices by the Commissioner of the General Land Office. Lands reserved for schools, military, and other purposes, wilt be excluded from sale. The lands sold will be subject to the right of way granted by the said act ot 20th September, 1S50, to the States aforesaid, for said railroad, net exceeding one hundred feel on each side thereof; and therefore the particular tracts of land which include the road will be sold as containing the quantities respectively shown by the official plats. Each sale will be kept open for a time sufficient) to admit of offering all the lands, but not exceed-1 lng two weeks, and applications to make private entries of the lands offered under this proclamation wilt not be received until after the close of the public sale. Given under my hand, at the city of Washington, the twenty-third day of May, A. D. 1863. FRANKLIN PIERCE. By the President: John Wilson, Commissioner of the General Land Office. Notice to actual settlers on lands of the United States originally withdrawn from market on account qf the railroad grant. Under act of Congress, approved 3d March, 1863, entitled "An act to extend pre-emption rights to certain lands therein mentioned," the pre-emption laws of the Uitited States as they now exist are extended over the alternate reserved sections of public lands along the line of the railread hereinbefore mentioned, where the settlement and itn -~.n( nrmr* made mrior to Ihtjinal allotment of UlUTOUi?H. ? ? r the alternate eectiona to the said railroad. There fore, all claima by pre-emption to anjr of the alternate eectiona of public landa within the limita originally reeerved will attach, if predicated upon aettlementa made prior to the 4th February, 1863, the date of the final allotment.' Claima within tbeaix milea limita rnuatbe proven up at any time before the day herein fixed for the commencement of the public aale, and are to be paid for at the rate of two dollare and fifty cente per acre. Claima outeide of the aix milea, and within the limita of the original reservation, muat be proven up prior to the reatoration of aaid landa to private entry. Soldiere' bounty land warranta, at a dollar and twenty-five centa per acre, may be received in payment for either claaa of landa; one warrant only, however, can be located by each pre-emptor. Immediately after the cloae of the public ealc directed by the foregoing proclamation of the Pre aidant, applicationa will be received for the purchaae at private entry, or location by warranta,ol the landa reaerved to aatiafy thia grant, outaide ol the aix milea limita, in auch order aa to prevent confuaion and inaure accuracy, in accordance witt inaiructlona to be iaaued to the rearietera and re. cnvera. JOHN WILSON. Cemmiaalonar of the General Land Offloe. 36?wliw By the President of the United States. i [N pursuance of law, I, FRANKLIN PIERCE, < President of tbe United 8tates of America, do tereby declare and make known that public sale* sill be held at the undermentioned land offices in 1 he State of Wisconsin, at tbe periods hereinafter leslgnated, to wit: At the land office at WILLOW RIVER, coranencing on Monday, tbe third day of October text, for the disposal of the public fands situated n the following named townships, vis: Worth of the bats line and u>e$t of the fourth principal meridian. Townships thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, hirty five, and thirty six, of range five. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, and thirty six, of range fix. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, and thirty five, of range seven Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, and thirty four, of range eightTownships tfiirty one, thirty two, and thirty three, of range nine. Townships thirty one, thirty two, thirty three, *-J nf sanwa afvUfln Townships thirty three and thirty four, of range eventeen. At the land office at MENASHA, commencing on Monday, the tenth day of October next, tor the disposal of the public lands within the undermentioned townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the hate line and tatl of the fourth jnincipal meridian. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range twelve. Fractional township twenty one, west of Wolf river, and townships twenty four, twenty five, and twenty six, of range thirteen. Fractional townships twenty one and twenty two, west of Wolf river and Bayou, and townships twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, and twenty six, of range fourteen. Fractional township twenty two, west of Wolf river, townships twenty three and twenty four, and fractional townships twenty five and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range fifteen. Fractional townships twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, and twenty six, west of Wolf river, of range sixteen. At the land office at LA CROSSE, commencing on Monday, the seventeenth day of October next, for the disposal of the public lands within the following named townships, to wit: North of the bate line and voett of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty and twenty one, of range one. Townships seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty one, of range two. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range eleven. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range twelve. Townships twenty one and twenty two, of range thirteen. North of the bate line and eatt of the fourth principal meridian. Townships twenty one, twenty two, twenty three, and twenty four, of range one. Township twenty one, of range two. At the land office at STEVEN8'S POINT, commencing on Monday, the twenty fourth day of rt?,nk<.r for the disDosal of the public lands situated in the following townships and parts of townships, to wit: North of the bate line and east qf the fourth principal meridian. Township twenty six, of range four. Township twenty six, of range five. j flections three to ten, fifteen to twenty two, and twenty six to thirty five, in township twenty six; township twenty seven, (except sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, and thirty six,) and townships twenty eight, twenty nine, and thirty, of range six. Sections one, two, eleven to fourteen, twenty three to twenty five, and- thirty six, in township twenty six; sections thirteen, twenty four, twenty five, thirty five, and thirty six, in township twenty seven; sections five to eight, seventeen to twenty,, thirty, and thirty one, in township twenty eight; township twenty nine, (except sections twen ty five to twenty eight, and thirty three to thirty six,) and township thirty, of range seven. Sections one to five, eight to fifteen, twenty two to twenty seven, thirty five and thirty six, in township twenty four; township twenty five, (except sections six,seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) township twenty six; townships twenty seven, (except section six,) twenty eight, (except sections six, seven, eighteen, nineteen, thirty, and thirty one;) and townships twenty nine and thirty, of range eight. Townships twenty five and twenty six, of range nine. Township twpnty six, of range eleven. At the land office at MINERAL POINT, commencing on Monday, the second day of January next, for the disposal of the following, being re siduary tracts of the reserved lead mineral lands, which were not included in the proclamations of the 20th November, 1846, and 28th April, 1861, to be sold under the act of Congress entitled "An act to authorise the President of the United States to sell the reserved mineral lands in the States of Illinois and Arkansas,and Territories of Wisconsin and Iowa, supposed to contain lead ore," approved July 11, 1846, to wit: North of the base line and east of the fourth principal meridian. The west half and northeast quarter of the southwest quarter, tbe northeast quarter of tbe northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section one; the east half of the northwest quarter, tbe southeast quarter, the west half of the southwest quarter, and the southwest quarter of the northeast quarter of twelve; and the northeast quarter,and north halfofsoutbwest quarter of twenty nine, in township one; the ?.. nf owriOB thirteen, in township noriticusi i|uai <!.> (too; (he west half of (he northwest quarter of section eleven, in township Ihrrt; the east half of the southeast quarter of section twenty five, and the east halfot the southwest quarter of thirty six, in township Jive, of range one. The west half and northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, the east half of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the southeastquarteroi section two, in township two, of range two. The east half of the northeast quarter, and the northeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section four, in township two, and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section five, in township three, of range three. The east half of the northwest quarter, the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and the east half of the southwest quarter of section thirty, in township four; and the west half of the northwest quarter of section thirty five, in township five, of range four. North of the base line and west of the fourth principal meridian. The west half of the northwest quarter of section three, in township two; the cast half pf the northwest quarter, and the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of fjur; the west half of the southeast quarter of sis; the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of twenty seven, and the southeast quarter of the northwest quarter of thirty 1 four, in township three, of range one. The northwest quarter of section ten, and the west half of the southeast quarter of thirty, in township three, of range two. At the SAME PLACE, commencing on Monday, the third day of October next, for the disposal ol 1 the public lands within the following sections, ancJ parts of sections, to wit; f North qf the base line and west qf the fourth principal f meridian. t Section one, the east half and southwest quarter I the west half of the northwest quarter, and th< . northeast quarter of the northwest quarter of ten in township nine; and the east half of the south west quarter of section twenty six; the west bal of twenty-seven; the east half of twenty eight and Ibe north half of thirty five, in townihip <**?, if range five. Land* appropriated by law for the uae of school*, ~ military and other purpose*, together with "those swamp and overflowed land*, made unfit thereby for cultivation," if any, granted to the State by the act entitled "An act to enable the State oi Arkansas and other State* to reclaim the 'swamp lands' within their limits," approved September 28, 1860, xoill bt excluded from the eolet. q Ip accordance with the provision* of the act of j 11th July, 1846, hereinbefore referred to, preemption claim* will not be allowed to any of the above-mentioned lead mineral tract* to be offered b at Mineral Point, until after they have been offered j at public sale, and become subject to private en try. And these tracts will be sold in such legal subdivision* as will include the inine^or mine* at a not le** than two dollar* and fifty cent* per acre; | and if not sold at the public Baie at such price, nor shall be entered at private sale within twelve I month* thereafter, the same shall be subject to sale t as other land*. t The offering of the above lands will be commenced on the days appointed, and will proceed in the order in which tbey are advertised until the * whole shall have bsen offered, and the sales thus c closed; but no sale shall be kept open longer than * ? -1_ ? 1 :? 1 I WO wee KB, UIIU IIU pi tvaio 01 iii J VI UUT vi ?uv i?mu. will be admitted until after the expiration of the 1 two week*. \ Given under my hand, at the city of Washing* t ton, this twenty-first day of June, Anno Domini one thousand eight hundred and fifty three. FRANKLIN PIERCE. A By the President: , John Wilson, . Commissioner of the General Land Office. NOTICE TO PRE-EMPTION CLAIMANTS. j Every person entitled to the right of pre-emp- 1 tion to any of the lands within the townships and ( parts of townships above enumerated, is required r to establish the same to the satisfaction of the register and receiver of the proper land office, and <, make payment therefor at toon at practicable after teeing Ihit notice, and before the day appointed for the commencement of the public sale of the lands 1 embracing the tract claimed,otherwise such claim I will be forfeited. ( JOHN WILSON. , Commissioner of the General Land Office. June 23?lawl3w ? RED RIVER RAFT. ' THE PERSON to whom the contract was awarded under former advertisements for proposals 1 having failed to give the bond with sureties as re- j quired,.proposals for the work are again invited as follows: Proposals will be received until the 20th day of 1 next September for the removal of obstructions to < the navigationoi Red river (Louisiana) occasioned ( by the raft, and for keeping the said navigation free from the same for the longest period. 1 The amount of these proposals united is not to ' exceed the sum of $100,000. j Each bidder will propose to remove said raft, (thoroughly,) and to keep the navigation free ' from obstruction thereby for a specified period; t specifying in his bid the time in which he propo- , ses to complete the removal of the raft, the said . time not to be later than the 1st day of June, 1865; and also the number of years, counting from said i 1 J"-*"- a?kS/?h time Ka hinrla himaalf tn , reiuuvai, uuuug nu*wM ...... keep the said navigation free from raft obstruction. The contractor will be required to give bis bond for $20,000, with two g6cd sureties, each for the sum of $ 10,000, conditioned for the faithful execu- 1 tion of the contract. Each bidder will transmit, at j the same time with his proposals, the names of the , persons whom he offers as sureties, and a declaration signed by them that they will sign his bond as ] sureties as above mentioned; and also tbo certifi- ( cateofa district judge of the United Slates for the State in which he resides, that said securities are 1 respectable citizens, and that he considers them i worth $10,000 over and above all their debts and ) liabilities. No bid will be examined unless these conditions shall be complied with. Terms of payment. ] Of the sum of $100,000 appropriated for the 1 above object, $60,000 shall be paid as the work I of removing the raft advances, as follows?to wit: j Whenever the contractor shall report that a portion of the raft has been removed, the same shall 1 be Inspected by an officer appointed by the War Department; and if it shall appear that such , is the fact, the Department will pay such a propor- 1 tion of the said sum of $60,000 as the portion re- 1 moved shall bear to the entire raft, provided no i | partial payment shall be made for leas than onetenth part of the whole work. The remaining $60,OCR) will he paid in equal annual instalments 4 corresponding in number with the number of yearB i during which the contractor shall bind himself to keep the navigation open, of which fact the Department is to be the sole judge. Each bid must be for the whole work?that is, for the removal of the raft, and for keeping the river open for a specified period. No separate proposals for portions of it will be considered. The proposals will be addressed to the undersigned, marked on the envelope, "Proposals for removing Red River Raft." The War Department reserves to itself the right of awarding the contract according to its own judgment of the most favorable bid and the most responsible bidder. To be inserted in the Union, Republic, and National intelligencer, Washington, D. C.; Cincinnati Gazette, Cincinnati, Ohio; Louisville Journal, Louisville, Kentucky; St. Louis Republican, St. Louis, Missouri; Shreveport Herald, Shreveport, Louisiana; New Orleans Commercial Bulletin; New Orleans Bee; New Orleans Republican; Gazette and Democrat, Little Rock, Arkansas; Telegraph, Washington, Arkansas. J. J ABERT, Colonel Corps Topographical Engineers. July 14 ? d20t&tawt20Sep I 14ROFESSOR ALEXANDER C. BARRY'S JTtRICOPIIEROUS, or Medicated Compound, tor I beautifying, curling, preserving, restoring and strengthening the Hair, relieving diseases of the skin, caring rheumatic pains ana healing external wounds. Bounded by no geographical lines, the reputation of Barry's Tricopherous pervades the Union. The saies of the article of late years have increased in a ratio that almost exceeds belief. Professor Barry, after a careful examination of his sales-book, linds that tho number of bottles delivered to order, in quantities of from half a gross upward, during the year 18o2, was within a trifle of 950,000. It is unnecessary to present at length the evidences of tho wonderful properties of the Tricopherous when the public have furnished such an endorsement as this. The cheapnessof the article, and the explanations given of its chemical action upon the hair, the scalp, and in all cases of superficial irritation, first recommended it to - the attention of the people. This was all that the inventor desired. Every bottle advertised itself. The effects of the fluid exceeded expec tation. It acted like a charm. The ladies would not be without it Country dealers in every section of the United States found they must ; have it; and thus was built up a wholesale trade of an extent hitherto unheard of as regards | articles of this kind. The highest point has not f yet been reached, and it is believed that the sales i this year will be a million and a half of bottles. Depot and manufactory, No. 137 Broadway, New York. Retail price, 25 cents a large bottle, i Liberal discount to purchasers by the quantity i Sold by all the principal merchants and aruggists throughout the United States and Canada, Mexii co. West Indies, Great Britain, France, Ac., by T 8. PARKER, Penn. avenue, I And A. LAMMOND, 7th street, June 4?d&triw6m* Washington. ' TJOME PICTURES, by Mrs. C. W. Deniaon. XX The Boyhood of Great Men, with illustra , tions. s Uncle Robin in his Cabin in Virginia, by J. W. , Page. Helen and Arthur, or Miss Thusa's Spinning f Wheel, by Caroline Lee Hentx. , July 12 FRANCE TAYLOR, THE REPUBLIC. ' SUMMER SKETCHES?No. 11. BIT mart j. windle. Su an.vondalk Springs, August, 1853. We have just risen from uu intellectual ban- | uet?the perusal of Lift Drama and other >oent3," by A. Smith. , The rise of tliis writer in the world of gong has een almost unprecedented, the volume before us taving been hailed with enthusiasm throughout his country and Europo, raising its author fVom ,n unknown obscurity to a place among the stars, le has thrown on these leaves fragments of ioetry of such singular vitality and power that in heir circulation they will preserve like tne Jews heir existence and integrity unimpaired. Though mattered like seed from a careless hand they will tot be lost. Mr. Smith has laid the foundation ?f a deathless fame, and his name is linked forever o the music of sweet sounds. Whence is this? \11 he has written as yet is contained in this little rolume of 190 pages. It is not quantity of proluction, therefore, that so exalts this writer. These poems, in every point of view, are truly vonderful productions. We are at a loss which nost to admire, llis lyre incessantly changes its one, and in every change it throws forth u flood if new inspiration. We have sublime thoughts flowing with imagination und dazzling in briliancy; images the most delicate, with a rapid sue. session of tropes, scarcely to be found elsewhere. To every shade of sontiment and affection ho has fivon a voice of musical and energetic utterance. Scarcely is there a wo which wrings the bosom vhich has not an expression in his poetry?from ho gentlest whisper of feeling to the agonies of ivory passion. His poetry is thoroughly human. Hie speaks to us as beings whose hearts are of the lame substance as his own; and the auditors give ,o his words as true a response as poetic enthusiasm could desire. He gives them his thoughts, ind they pay back the trust with a priceless adniration. Great iudeed is the task to give poetic and conlenscd expression to those thousand impulses that ever heave within us, and aro evanescent as the jcean wave; to furnish fitting words for the ideal md fervent longings which millions fool but cannot utter for themselves; to embody in lasting form undefined desires; to touch chord after chord jf memory, and to awaken the divine music that slumbers in the soul; in a word, to give melody ind speech to the heart of man; great is the task, iho writnr lw?fnrr> us hns accomnlished it. and in accomplishing it he has proved himself a man jf uncommon and splendid genius. Mr. Smith is one of a bright constellation, for Scotland lius given to the world a host of glorious names. Ferguson, simple and full of music; Allen Ramsey, the very genius of pastoral poetry; Tannahill, a lowly spirit of melody and pathos; Hogg, the glorious wizard of the mountain, comes iown from his shepherd wilderness, his memory peopled with all older legends, and his fancy teeming with all fairy dreams; and that startling phenomena, Burns, one oftho world's sweetest poets, who gave us his i mortal songs without money and without price?whom in all his follies and his sufferings, we behold true to a manly nature, and loyal to noble principles, and however seamed and deformed may have been the surface of his life, irirtue remained unshaken in his soul. These illustrious names bear Mr. Smith company; while Scotland, her history and her religion, ire all such as to give poetic expression, variety, md strength. It is hinted that this new author is (or has been) obscure, and is now poor. With such wealth of mind there can be no poverty. If his spirit is harassed and goaded with the vulgar careB of I poverty, it is glorified also with conscious genius. I He can retreat from the vexations of the world to the sanctuary of his enriched imagination, and there, amid all the evils of his outward condition, lie can find in poetry its own exceeding great reward. Through all the sorrows that overshadow tho child of poverty; amidst all the clouds that hang heavily over their path, glimpses of joy will ever and anon burst on his enraptured eye?joys which it is given only to the true poet to behold. And who would not, if he could, have a soul so adorned with the beautiful, rather than without it be over-burdened with tho load of external fortune? The high-born and wealthy of his own country will recognise in Mr. S. the presence of a greatness superior to their own; and the nobles of Scotland will become poor before this aristocrat of Heaven. If happiness find a resting place in noble poetry?in an eloquence that never fails?in an imagination bright as the stars in Heaven; if happiness can be brought down from the sky by loflv and aspiring sentiments, then it will be tho lot of the author before us. The grandeur of his idoal, tho innate love that he has for tho beautiful?the tenacity of his memories?all conspiro to elcvato I him above the sordid cares of this life. For ourselves, wc anticipate the time when this new author will come beforo tho public in a mature and finished work. # * # * * # Wc must explain to our readers the cause of tho abrupt breaking of tho thread of our subjoct. Wo have had for the last hour two visitors. An African nurse standing by our side like a statue of dazzling ebony, and in her arms a young gentleman in long clothes, whose golden hair and lily skin forms a striking contrast to his sablo companion. Had wo been gilled with tho power of huliv mesmerism, wo could not have found a more attentive and admiring auditor than our little chubby friend, who seemed quietly delighted with the honor of watching the rapid movement of our pen, aR it glided along the smooth surface of the paper. Suddenly, however, one of the dimpled hands grasped the inkstand, and in another instant our untinished sketch was submerged in a river of black fluid. We shrieked in horror. Baby fixod his round eyes in astonishment on our face as if not knowing what he had done to call forth such an unearthly sound, while the nurse was deeply mortified, for she had a great pride in having it said at the springs thai she had a peculiar talent in managing babies, the one under her caro being usually as docile aR any domestic animal. This then was too lmd, and, as a punishment, she gave baby a smart maternal slap. Such an ex traordinary ebullition of temper on Chloo's part? for she was generally very good natured?might well justify the extraordinary effect produced. The little gentleman held his breath till the pink of his cheeks turned a deep purple, and his lips looked as if stained with blackberries, like the babes of the woods; then suddenly there burst from his little throat an accumulated volume of sound, as it all the wrongs of babyhood were concentrated in his single pair of lungs. For ten minutes this continued. Any thing but a baby's lungs would have been worn out by such an abuse of power. The entrance of the mother at this crisis soothed the vociferous warbler; and, dear reader, would you believe it?but I'm sure you can't, tho fact seems too great an enormity?the little piece of perversity grasped with reviving spirit a small bottle of ink, (from which the stand had been replenished,) and with a chuckle that said as plain as chuckle could say, "now for some more fun," dashed it with all his baby force on the unsoiled part of our "Sketch," and thus completed his work of destruction. Of one thing rest assured, dear reader, we shall never again admit a baby-visitor during writing hours. From the Troy (N. Y.) Times, August 11. Terrible Accident at West Troy. A terrible calamity occurred about 7j o'clock this morning at the West Troy foundry?Messrs. Chollar, Sage & Dunham, proprietors?situate on the bank of the canal in that portion of West Troy known as Port Schuyler, near the bridge over the canal on the Troy and Albany road. There being some difficulty with the blower, the engine was stopped to remedy it, and tho engineer, Henry Paul, and his brother David Paul, a machinist, were engaged in this work, some fifteen feet in tho rear of the boiler, and some twelve feet above ground, when the large flue of the boiler collapsed, tearing every thing before it at each end?east and west?forcing the two brothers Paul from their position on the platform above, and carrying one of them some thirty feet into a vat, while the other one, David, was thrown some fifteen feet against a ladle of liquid hot iron. These men were awfully scalded and cannot recover. They were both in a dying condition when we left the place at 12 o'clock. They were industrious young men and good mechanics, sons of widow Paul, of Cohoes. The mother was nvoonnt willi tlinm nnd inn nifoutinur tli? crrAfltftfit shoulder bore the ladder. She was doing' the duty of her husband, who was suffering from the first weary symptoms of the prevailing disease. When through the duties affection prompted her to perform, she put her husband's arm within hers and led him home. We have not heard tlio condition of the sufferer since, but sincerely pray that lie may live to reward the dovotion of that wife, and support her when she may need his arm to lean on, ami the word of affection to cheer and encourage her.?.V'fic Orleans Delta, 1th. Foiitume-Tei.i.ing.?A young gent, in Williamsburg, New York, bound on a spree recently, took into his head to have his fortune told. lie accordingly visited an old colored woman in , Grand street, to whom he made known his wants. ! The old lady, having procured a pack of cards, told him to kneel on the floor in front of her, and place his elbows on her knees. Ho had not been in this position but a few moments before her husband opened the door, and discovering a young man kneeling in front of his wife, very naturally concluded that all was not right. He accordingly locked them in, and started off in search of the police, who convoyed the twain to the rolls, and there locked them up until morning, wlion they acknowledged having fortuno enough, and wore discharged, anguish over the sad affliction, tier husband met his death by an accident a few years ago?a stone falling upon him and killing him almost instantly. The boys were her sole dependence for support. The persons injured bv the accident (mostly from bricks and wood thrown upon them) are: ticctor Johnson, of Williamsburg!), who had only commenced work this mouting, considerably bruised and scalded, but not <rangerously; Patrick Monks, Matthew Lawler, and John Bradley, who were more or less cut and bruised, but will recover. The persons at work within a few feet of the side of the boiler escaped serious injury, and only the brothers Paul were within range of the steam that escaped from the end of the boiler, tiad the explosion occurred at the side, some sixteen or twenty men would probably have been killed. The foreman ot the works, Mr. George Peacock, was standing within a few feet of the boiler, on the north side, when the due collapsed, and was not injured at all. A laborer named Patrick Gill was near him, wheeling a barrow. The barrow was completely demolished by the bricks, but Patrick was not injured in the least. The escape was almost miraculous. The engine was broken to pieces, and everything within fifteen feet of either end of the boiler was demolished, including the large tank, elevated some twelve or fourteen feet above ground, that supplied the establishment with water. Messrs. Chollar, Sage & Dunham had taken every precaution to secure safety. The boiler was a new one, and had been in use only some throe or four weeks. It was provided with Ashcroff's steam-gauge, which marked eighty-five pounds at the time of the occurrence. The watergauge indicated a full supply of water in the boiler. It is the opinion of the foreman and others that the engineer had too much steam on, though he declarca he had repeatedly had on five pounds more?ninety pounds. He had, however, been repeatedly cautioned not to go above eighty. If this was not the cause of the explosion, there must liavo (icon some defect in the steam-gauge nr hnilnr not vet ascertained. | Considering- that there are some two hundred men employed in these extensive works, it is fortunate that more fatal results did not tako place. The proprietors are doing all for the injured men that medical assistance and the kindest care can do for them. Messrs. Chollar, Sage & Dunham will sustain a loss from the breaking of machinery, &.c., of between $2,000 and $3,000, and some thousands more from the interruption of business. P. S.?The Paul brothers are dead. They both died about the same time?one o'clock. A New Orleans Incident.?Let every man who has a comfortable residonce to retire to, and who is not compelled to hard labor at this season, be thankful to a kind and beneficent Providence. Among the large class in this city who are compelled to labor tar a mere subsistence, there are j instances of suffering few would imagine, and in| cidents of positive heroism which many could scarcely conceive.* A friend of ours, who lives on I Apollo street, arose the other morning, just bc| fore daybreak, and from his balcony beheld a man actively and nimbly putting out the gns lights. On the same evening, about 8 o'clock, our friend was on his way home, when he saw a sight that deeply allcctcd and interested liiui. It was his activo lamp-lighter of the morning, dragging his now weary body along, following his wife, who held the lamn in her hand, and on her wammmmmmmmrnmmmmmmm ^ on Rn>iow? of Passing EreoUi Tsise^Sustqboo, Rosays, Pop try, Re., lie. It ip.onr 4ltwwiwfti to render it an agreeable and instructive newspaper, ' alike worthy the patronage of every fkmfiy, and ppropriate for the perusal of every leader. TERMS: Two DoLLaas per annum, payable Invariably in advance. GIDEON It CO. Washington P. O Humor* of the BxliMtfaw. Under the above caption we Smd>. * phweWitly^ written article in the New York Courier and Enquirer of Friday, concerning the exhibition in the Crystal Palace, from which we present some extract*. After describing several painting*, the Courier proceed* to say: "There are numerous other painting*, some > claimed to be by the old masters, and others professedly and unequivocally by the young one*. Among the former is a St. Cecilia by GuiaoReni, which the Bolognese Academy warrants not to fade, nor, it might have added, to flash in the eye. That organ, in the fair Cecilia here exhibited, darts no seraphic gleam which would have 'brought an angel down.' Her fingers wander over the keys of something which looks like an accordeon, which shows the antiquity of that instrument now so peculiarly appropriated to soothing the passion or our city swains. Leaving to connoisseurs the dingy excellence of the masters, we confess that we were more pleased with the fresh and agreeable productions of the tyros. Of this class is the ' Good Mother,' surrounded by half a dozen good-humored brats in dishabille, with ts Ami ihicrM iii orouortion, and an ass's head protruding through the window. The domesticity of the tiling engaged for it a larger share of attention than its merits probably entitled it to. Tho Spanish Legend, by an Italian painter, is new and pretty. It depicts a nymph with 'hair of golden sheen,' a full blue-eyed blonde of the north, most unethereal in person, presenting a gallant knight with some earnest of her interest in him and liis achievements. "A bronze bust of Columbus and a marble one of Shakspeare have both the same defects?the features are sharpened and attenuated more than fidelity to original portraits require. The design in plaster further toward the western door, of a recumbent mother in a profound sleep, and an eagle about to seize from her breast her agonized infant, is a painful but yet powerful conception. The peaceful insensibility of tho mother, the terror of the child, and the ferocity of the eagle, form a scene terrible and impressive. This is a French contribution. A noble stag, couchant, in bronze, which obtained a medal at the London Exhibition, closes the line in this direction. "Going back toward the rotundo you perceive the sitting statue, in marble, of Eve after the fall. The emotions which the artist has succeeded in bringing out and imprinting upon his work are terror, astonishment, anguish, but not remorse. Near the afflicted mother of mankind stands the marble statue of Columbus, which conveys an idea of him very similar to that given by the prints with which all are familiar. The Chandos portrait of Shakspearc we found after a long search, hanging against the most obscure side of the pediment to the bronze statue of the Amazon, the Horse and the Lion. If it was to be hidden under a bushel it would have been better that it should not tiave been removed from the noble gallery in which it forms a principal attraction. Did tfie 'hanging committee reflect that there js but one Chandos portrait in the world? "But the inappropriate location of pictures will J?-j-a??i._ now do remeuieuiinor mu unuj>ra?vu v. ...- B in course of preparation for them, over the machine shop. It will be four hundred and fifty feet long, and light is to be disposed bo as to exhibit eacli specimen to the best advantage. "At an angle of the east and north nave is a new bronze, representing an Indian hunter upon horseback, attacked by an immense serpent. The serpent displays a most fortunate want of judgment, for having apparently disabled the horse, he is opening his mouth upon the rider in just such a position that the arrow which the latter is about to discharge must penetrate the thorax of the 'varmint.' "The mosaic tables, inlaid with natural woods of Italy, are among the rarest things in the Fair Their tops are covered with mythological and historical designs, most exquisitely wrought out. The statuary forming a part of this group of contributions is chiefly remarkable for the purity of the marble. "The west nave is filled with sculpture, bronzes, and other like articles. Adam and Eve, in sorrowful contemplation after gaining a knowledge of good and evil, are plaster models from Denmark of full size. Adam exhibits a very natural repentance for having asked for such a troublesome companion as woman; and Eve, which is natural too, manifests more concern for what Adam may be thinking of Eve, than for the sin and woe she has brought into the world. In respect to the anatomical development of these figures, Eve displays a depth and exuberance of quarter for which we were not prepared. Two Lovers going to the Fountain, in marble, from Italy, are a pair of figures betraying something of the genius of a true sculptor. They wear an expression in singular unison with the tenderness of spring-time, when men and birds do mate. Cupid and Psyche, just opposite, in marble, is also very good. The attitude of tho boy, and the amorous archness with which he is adjusting the lips of tho maiden to receive the intended kiss, must have been suggested to the artist by a bee burying himself in a half-developed rose-bud." What we saw Yesterday.?We cannot pretend to depict everything that we notice every day, but we intend to notify the community of at least a few things that came under our observation yesterday in this great commercial emporium. Would to God we had had all tho abolitionists of the city at tho Astor House yesterday, for the purpose of impressing them with two chapters of <1 moral lesson which they either greatly need or very much disregard. We saw a southern gentleman get into' a, chaise with his negro servant I and ride up Broadwoy, with the same noncnaiancc that a northern man would assume in company [ with a fHond, or a belle. Whnt abolitionist daro allow himself to he caught riding through the most fashionable street ot New York with a negro in his company? Again, we saw an old darkey at a hotel appealing for alms, for the pur]>osc of raising funds sufficient for the purchase of his children, now held in southern bondage. The saloon was filled with all mannor of men, chief among whom were northern abolitionists, but the only persons who spoke to the freed slave were southerners. One gentleman asked him how he obtained his own freedom. Me replied that he did it by overwork, anil that his "inassa" charged him seven hundred dollars for himself and five hundred dollars for his wife. However, he paid six hundred and forty dollars for himself and four hundred for his wife, and "massa" threw in the balance. Among some dozen southerners quite a handsome sum was raised fer tho purchase of his cliildrcn, and not one single northern abolitionist could be induced to contribute one cent, although urged to do so. Procnl! ok! procul, ah esse pro/ami! Sufficient for the first lesson; we will give more anon?and some people must not bo aggrieved if we tread on their corns rather harshly. We find it is the custom of the newspapers of this city to chronicle everything they can discover, and we intend to give the public a salutary allowance of our gatherings. "Keep your top-eyes open," and you will sec something that will make you loth to shut thorn.?National Democrat, 12th. A young stock broker having married a fat old widow with $100,000, said it wasn't the face thai I attracted him so much as thejigurt.?Post,