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THE DAUGHTER'S HE PROOF.
i V'F'ted a P00'' "'Arable dwelling when
heard a very bad man using- wick<2 and' crue
language u? his wife, who wat confined to her
bed by illness; it was fearful to see and hear him ?
speak tV'hhrTV0 Ht^'n ''a(' n?l lhe C0,Iragfa to
speak to hun?I actually trembled with hf*r,,r
ami .Iread. II,k a Jiwle sick Bir|, ,d 2Z
w?7^J??h,, W"S d,i"*
went up U) the angry man, and laid her small
emaciated hand upon his arm, and looked r ght up
?n h.s lace and said, "Father, don't speak J
T* aI1 we ?y> PraJf don't speak so, fath'
fir She uttered ihese few words wilh such
tender earnestness, and such lovimr ffe.it leness
^ -,<-el,Ie' tremb!ing voice touched the heart I
In ?7 T' and ho ua8 eil?1 for a mo.
men and then he said, ?'I willdo any thing thai
f tells *?? 10 do, for she's an amrel." His I
!J.tur.? "'a? subdued ; goodness and love had
made tins little child one of God's ministerin"
angels to her wicked father. 3
A FALLEN ANGEL.
A French paper states, that the Berlin house
..feorrecuos includes among its numerous guested
a woman who lormerly occupi.d a brilliant poei
This unfortunate one an^x.
*>ngtress ot great celebrity, was formerly a pri
ma drnna at several of the first theatres of ItLlv
and Germany, and the belle of the fashionable
watering places where, wilh a large fortune, she
ndulged m a style of luxury that ruined her hns
lv?SSrarK 0 li 1!e,on5?intf ?? nobili
ty,) and ended by engulphing herself in the vor
I his woman, formerly so sought after and
caressed, fell a victim to the degrading vice of
runkenness. < Found helpIessly?iinoxicated in
t 'vvu / any 1,ump> or mea"9 "l'*xis
tence she was p.cked up by the p.lice, and in, 1
to the house ot correction. |
Ravaijesop PbAcnes?ThTpi#a,,e in 1317 '
lh? i,,haLman,B^ London;in
11U/ OU UU0 persons were swept off in ihe sam*
city by the s.me scourge; and in 1604 one fourth
aieJce I 6 P?'M,l.al.io" ^led from the awful pes
when 20^nlV ^ 4,i8rn-tinople iH 14)11 ?
wnen^y,U(JU persons died of it. (n lfifa1! it
sgain visited London taking off 68,000 persons
- B.m.n.b, 1773. 80.000 were d^o.K U
in Smyrna, low. 20,000. In Tunis 17Sfi ??
?00; Egypt, 11%!, 800,000, .nSTn reifit
t^?"t P.? end Ihe mM
e.xcentric and hunorous author of the day in
commenting up? ihe subject or interuitK
copjnchl thus speaks of our country ?
Doodle give me the ear ache. I havo no wish to
in'the TV , d StaIea 5 nor 10 a,wr the phrase
in the Testament into ?republicans and sinners '
JonSUy ^th<fr a Davidi?h feeling toward
Jonathan, remembering whence he comes and
,n sthWhue holding it be?ter
in such cases to have the wit that traces resem
blances, than the judgment which detects differ
ences?and Perhaps foments them."
. MECHANICS. "
u18 3uruad'y?" arc ed"Mting your
children, building houses, laying up money acnuir
jng knowledge. You are the Uduccr/ yoiZe
lie architects of the nations greatness ; never for
got your elevated stations as men, and as part of a
great confederacy, extending the bless, n^f free
dom to all men. Always remember thai idleness
and Conceit, is n-a as useful as the saw, ihe vice
ammer or shuttle. Give every man his du?'
but exact yoiirowri.
THE PRECIOUS METALS IN RUSSIA
According an oflicial statement, an abstraci
?d winchut-find in the November of Hunt's
* irchantn ^lusrasnic. it appears that the pro
duction of ihe precious metals, three period* of
en years each ,n the Russian Empire, calcula
ted in killjgiamme8, has been as follows;
Gold not Refined,
? 1813-,23 182.1- 33 i?m m,
Crown minci, kil, 2,835 1,814 24807
Pr.vate mines, CH 17,890
Total, ^ ?
Of this production, 97,500 kilogramme? were
from h 18 Urial mines, and about 20,000 from
those of Siberia, during tl.o thirty years.
Silver contaimnu Gold.
v roro Or >wn mines in Sihe ia,
same periods, kil, 212,535 200,841 139 210
These metals yielded -
1" Gold' 7,369 44,990 79 fiin
do pure silver, 18(i. 1H5 l*7.b40 189.850
r rom which, coin struck
Of the value, in
franc* of 385 145,000 357,259,00J 455 786 000
Or, for thirty years, to ihe ???>,'w?,uuu
aKRrenat? value of f. I. 166,145 030
Since 1843. therefore, the production of oold
has increased more than ten fold in Russia, while
si ls r?L ,nad? iiu,R ^r"?
182b to 1844, com w as struck from platina to
the valu * ot thirteen millions of francs. Accord
ing U, an article ,n a St. Peters urg Journal, un
derstood to be founded on official documents the
?l owing qi.antii.es and values of different coins |
had been struck in R??:a fnmi |66< U| mi_
that is, Lt one hundred and eighty years:? I
S/V Gold. Silver. Platina
^51? 1.008,446 59,298,.594
7?"?, . ~ !;? 1 >4'1M 30'836 454
"JJ 0 S7, 15,637,693 75,940,817
2J 0 3 2,169,242 10,018,471
.oils J!S6' ^3,J46,451 110,263,868
1?^6 to 1844, 128,810,369 63,279,888 3,468 273
Total, 161,508 401 344.638.092 3,463,578
value, altogether, in silrcr rubles, 539,615,005
In francs, 2,158|460!000
in pounds sterling, 84,314,853
This sum is equivalent, aa measured by the
actual oourse of metallic, values, to 549,360,317
silver rubles. There was struck, besides, copper
ooins for the value of more than 50,000,000 ail
In 1810 Virginia oootaioed more inhabitants (
than New York-now New York has nwo than
twice the population of Virginia. I
English, Americans and Germans are fl .eking
to California. By applying to the h^al Gov
ernment, having a petition with the cgnaiuro
ol two men, thai the |>etl lioner is a worlliy person,
a foreigner becomes a regular built Mexionn?
on paper?and with another petition, oil an eight
dollar stamp paper and eighteen dollars fe<s to
the Governor, he obtains a grant of any vacant
land equal to 33 miles long by three wide.
There are six widows living in New Jersey,
within the diatanco of half a mile, win sp united
ages amount U)jive hundred and Iwetily-aix years!
'l heir ages are as follows ; one 94 years, one 93,
two 87, one 84, and one 81.
There is, or lately was, a law in the English
statute book, which made it highly penal " to
harbor a hobgoblin."
ft is estimated that the quantity of iron rro
puced in the United States in 1845, will be 911),
100 tons, valued at $33,940,500.
RAIL ROADS IN THE UNITED STATES.
According to a statement just publish* d, there
are 104 Uailroais in the United States, measur
ing in the aggregate 4,024 miles, and bunt at a
cost of ovier 130 millions of dollars. The long
eat Railroad is the Central Railroad of Georgia,
which is 160 miles in length. We compile fn.m
the table a list of the roads which have cost over
two millions, vre :
Boston and Worcester 44 $2,914,0*8
Western (Mass.) 147 6,186;202
Stonington 48 2,600,000
Camden and Amboy 64 1
New Brunswick Branch 28 v 3.200,000
Trenton Branch 8 j
New Jersey 34 2 000,000
Philadelphia and Baltimore 93 4,400,000
aJtimorc and Ohio 18? 7,6?3,C0D
South Carolina K6 ) ,
Columbian Branch.....',. 60$ 5,071,4^
Central, Georgia 190 2,581 223
Eastern 54 2,388,131
Norwich and *Aorcestor 66 4,170.166
Utica and Schenectady 78 2 108,165
Columbia, Pa 82 4.204 9G9
Reading 94 9,457 570
Baltimore and Susquehanna.... 58 3,000 000
Georgia 172 3,000^000
In New Jersey there are seven Railnarft!,
running in the whole 191 riiletsand their aggre
gate cost was $6,600,000. in Great Britain
there are 1768 miles of Railway, built at a e<st
of .?68,144,961. In Germany there are 25G5
miles of Railroad.
At the Boston Horticultural Exhibition the
following anecdote was related by the Rev. W.
I, o??be. authority of Mr. Shepherd. 4bc
'accomplished conservator of the Botanical Gar
dens at Liverpool, respecting the introduction of
that flowery shrub, the Fuachia, into the green
green-houses of Europe :
Old Mr. Lee, a well known nurseryman and
florist, at Greenwich, near London, about fifty
years ago, was one day showing his variegated
treasures to a person, who suddenly turned* and
said, " Well, you have not in your whole oo -
Ibction so pretty a flower as one 1 aaw to day in a
window at Wapping."
" Indeed, and what was this phoenix like?"
" Why the plant was beautiful, and the ll iw
ers hung down like tassels from the droopin r
branches; their color was the deepest crimson0,
n d in tho centre a fold of nch purple."
Particular inquiries were made as to the exnet
whereabout*, and Mr. Lee posted off to the place,
where he discovered the ofject of his pursuit and
pronounced it a netc vlant. He saw and admired.
Entering the humbli; dwelling, lie said, "My
good woman, this is a nice plant of Jouw? I
should like to buy it."
" Ah, sir, I coiild'nt sell it fir no monpy ; it
was brought to tr.o from foreign parls by my litis
band, who has none away again, and 1 must keep
it for his 8ake."
" But I must hare i' "
" No, sir. I can't Sjwirp it."
" Here," emplying his pockets; "here is gold,
silver and copper," (his stock amounting to more
than night guineas )
" Well; a day, this is a power of money."
" Tis yours, and the plant is mine, my good
woman. I'll give you one of the first young
ones I rear, to keep for your husband'a sake; 1
The bargain was struck, a ccach called,.in
which old Mr. Lee and his apparency dearly
I purchased flower were deposited. On returning
I home, his first w(,rk was to strip off atid destroy
| every blossom and bud ; the plant was divided
! into small cuttings, which were forcfd into hark
j beds and hot lieds, and again sub-divided. Evo
j ry effort was employed to multiply the plant.?
Mr. I ,ee became the delightful possess >r of threo
| hundred fuschias, all giving promise of ftnnbloa
| s ins. The two which first expanded were
I placed in his window. A lady came in.
" Why Mr. Lee, my dear Mr. Lee, where
I did you get this charming flower?"
' " 'Tis a new tiling, uiy lady?pretty, is it
" Pretty ! 'iia lovely ; its price 1"
" A guinea, your ladyship;" and one of the
two plan's that i vening stood in beauty on her
ladyship's table in her boudoir.
" My dear Charlotte, where did you get that
" Ol), 'lis a new thin?r; I saw it at old Mr.
Lee's?pretty, is it not?"
" Pretty ! 'lis beautiful; what did it cost?"
" Only a guinea, and there was another left."
The visiter's horses trotted off to the suburb,
and a third beauteous plant graced the spot from
whence the first had been taken. The setxr.d
guinea was paid, and the fusehia adorned Knottier
drawing room of fashion. This scene was re
pealed as new calls were made, by persons nt
iracted by tho beau y of the plant. Two plants,
graceful and bursting into flower, were constant-'
<?, *? wmo ?!*>*. H? gladdened tl o
faithful sailor's wife with the promised flower
and bfcfbre the wwnn ctosad, naarly threo him-'
d?d guineas jingled in his pur*, th# produce of
the single shrub from the window of Waopine,
as a reword of old Mr. Lee's taste, skilL and ft.
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