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FAYETTEVILLE I A K 31 Kit' PKPA HTM ENT T Soft Tallow. I noiiceXa reques e since, ior rd. I send you nnpl know ov experience ;ood. To 12. pounds of tallow take half a gallon of water, to which add three tablespoonfuTs of pulverized alum, and two tablespoon fids of saltpetre, which heat and dissolve; then add jour tallow and one pound of beeswax; boil hard altogether, until the water evaporates, and skim well tvIhIa hnilm-r It should not be put in the moulds hotter than 3-011 can bear 3-our hand in. j The candles look much nicer when the wicks .arc not tied at the bottom. It is not. only a 7'sagreeable task to cut the wick off, but it in jures the mould?. Never heat your moulds to draw your caudles in cold weather. Perhaps it is not generally known that tallow from beeves fed on corn or grain, is mnch soft- er than when fed cii grass or clover. There fore the tallow from grass fed cattle should always be selected for summer use, and " the candles will always be hard with the addition of very little alum and beeswax. In very cold weather much less alum must be used, or they will crack so as to fail to pieces sometimes; and a third more of each should be used in very warm weather, if the tallow is very soft With a little management you eai always have hard tallow for summer use where you make all vour own candles. "33LASSES Kit!) 5 CH'XESE SI J.1R CASE. Mr Editor About the middle of last June I received my exchange several smaK packages 1 of seed from the Patent office, among which j was one of the Chinese Sugar Cane On the ; 23th of the s.mie month I planted a few seed i for experiment, from which one hill of seven j plants was reserved. These thrived well, and j at the time of the first heavy frost had attained 1 a growth of about ten feet, with the seed at. 1 the tops apparently full sized, but, as. was an , M.k-E TTRn L'AXflTV OF .. X. . Xt,nfcXSnTvTKT to oe ticipated trom tne shortness ot the growing duco hjm to a,cr tllu colirse wlich he intended season, not wtll filled and scarcely colored. I to pursue. But that he preferred I would con From six of the stalks the juice was expressed j sider ail this as unsaid, and that you would re am! boiled down to the consistent of common molasses, yielding about a common coffee cup full (or one and two-thirds gills) of a rich syr up, which our grocers considered to be a richer flavored than ordinary molasses, equal in quali ty to the syrup of commerce. The saccharine substance was extracted from the cane by the following simple process: the cane was divided at the natural joints, and from the peices thus obtained the hard bamboo like casing was slipped, leaving the pith. The " uroKeu inio nieces ol fon vo.mont siyp ' reduced to powder in a hand - mortar, if, this state was thoroughly macerated in several waters, until little or no sweetness could be de tected in it. The sweet infusion was strained through a linen cloth and then boiled to the proper consistency. The process, I hardly need to state, was a laborious one, yet to a good degree thorough; and whiie I would not recommend it to the mail who may cultivate his acres, and has at command all the resources in apparatus that art aud fteieuce have afforded him, yet to some of j the iiiaiij' who are deeply interested in the at-! temt to iutruduce the cultivation of the cane ! into oar Northern Agriculture, and are anxious to expefimeut in the matter, but whose most cxtejjsire and complicated crushing apparatus j consists of a mortar and pestja and a strong right arm, a statecsewi of lh above simple pro -ess. may stimulate to a "ike experiment, and to such "emendations aud eoi'f&ztUiii a little experience and good seu.se he to afford us. as Sfillt IFdRR FOZ THE SE.ISSX. After a long series of preparatioa in the way of planting an 1 replanting, the fanner of our community at last have their erops before them. The late rains have presented growing erops and plenty of work. Plantations now claim the close attention of "ill hands." A muster- lyeuort is now required to keep the grass 111 subjection. I he conflict should be fierce and persistent though it need not be loii-r. It is better to crowd on the steam o cnterprize for a short time than to drag along farm during the whole summer, of extra exertion will pnt the with a grassy A few weeks farm iu such condition as will render its subsequent manage ment easy and pleasant. Therefore, let the plough and hoes be kept in action. The corn crop is now hastening on rapidly and should not bo checked in its growth either by neglect nor injurious management. It rarely recovers from the effects of either. The present advance ment of corn requires de?p close ploughing. The vounr roots are spreading and need soft loose earth, easy of penetration, and which supplies of food may be obtained. Lon narrow ploughs will most effectually accom- plish this object. A little fresh earth should be thrown about the roots of the corn, so as to cover all the small grass and afford protection against the increase of the summer heat. We do not however, thii-k it advisable to throw much dirt to the corn. The young stalks have a remarkable facility in sending out new roots : these adjust themselves to the wants of the plants, and its demands upon the warmth of the sun. Wide, open furrows near the root of the growing corn ore qnite injurious, nor do we think them beneficial in any part of the row. The surface should be level, or nearly so, be cause the roots run shallow'and in crossing a deeu farrow they nre too much exposed. Ccd Walker's Surrender f tDuu TJ. S loop of War St.. Marts Sail Juan del Sur, May 2d, 1857 :$ To his Excellency Gen. vVm. Walker, Com. in Chief and President of N'icaraguai Sir: In conformity with your instruct ons, 011. the uight of the. 3 1st f April, I proceeded with Col. Waters to-the enemy's-camp at Cua- tro Esqninas, to confer 011 your behalf with: Captain Davies, of the U. S. Sloop of War St. Marys.. Captain Davis remrrked that he was in possession of information,, which, in his opin. . . ..... 1 . - . , 1 ion, rencierea your nesiuon at Lvivus untenunie, and he, had therefore, with th.e view of saving further useless effusioii.of blood, opened nego tiations .with. the allies for the evacuation of that place, in the evect of his being able to I obtain vour concurrence. Ihis information was firstly: That Colonel Loekridge had retic ed. with ail your forces to the U. S , leaving the enemy in possession of the Sun Juan river. .Secondly: That the Transit Company intend ed to send no more steamers to Sail Juan Del Sud- 'Thirdly: That you were reduced to a few day' provisions, and that your ranks were being rapidly thinned by desertion. Under these circumstances, considering your position as desperate in llivas, he had to pro pose that you should surrender Kivas to him; that you and your staff should accompany him to Tan Juan del Sud, to be transported by the St Marys to Panama That the rest of the armr ane citizens should likewise be transport- im! vi.t loriuaras aim 1 uuiu. drcuas. iu 1 aua- ma; after surrendering their arms to him the ollcers retaining their . side arms. I replied that your entertaining such a proposition, would depend on' your being satisfied with re gard to the evacuation of the river by ,Col. Lo.kridge and his command, as your principal motive for holding Hivus till tlie last moment was the fear that he might arrive and find it occupied by the enemy. That with regard to your position being desperate, it was true that you could not, from want of provision, hold lli vas much longer, but that you could break through the enemy's lines and march in any direction at presenr. That if further enfeebled you could always cut your way to the Pacific and embark either at San Juan or at some o-tlter point on the coast on your Schooner Gianadawhich had on board two six pound ers and a store of arms, cartriges, cannon am unition, powder and lead. Un this, Capt. Divis remarked thit he must at once inform me that it was his unalterable determination not to allow the schooner Gran ada to leave the port, and to take possession of her previous to his sailing for San Juan del Sud, which must take place in a few days. That he was acting on instructions from his superiois, from his Commander-in-Chief. That since the outgoing of the late Administration at Washington, instructions had been received from the new which contained nothing to in- i"'1 as U"S 0,1 "ls owu al,u sol resP" sibilitv. I remarked that this resolution was a most important, and would probably prove a determining fact, aud therefore asked him de liberately whether it was his fixed determina tion to seize the schooner Granada. He re plied that it was his unalterable resolution not to allow the Granada to leave the harbor of San Juan, aud to take possession of her before he sailed. With regard to the evacuation of the San Juan River by Col. Lockridge and his command, he said that he had entirely satisfied himself of the fact, both by the investigations of his Lieutenant, McCorkle. "and by perusal of the British squadron, besides corrobative evidence. I observed that he might have been imposed upon by a forgery, and asked adicthar his conviction was shared by C. J. McDonald, Agent of the transit company, whose exper ience rendered his opinion valnable? Capt. Davis.replicd that Mr McDonald had been sat isfied of the fact by Lieut McCorkle's report, but that he (Capt. Davis) fally aware of the responsibility he was assuming, pledged himself for the authenticity of this statement. I therefore agree to communicate to 3-ou this conversation, and to submit the following offers from Captain Davis as the only proposition likely to be admissable, viz: That under the guarantee of the American flag, vou should, j with sixteen officers of your selection, with men aims, noises, aim enecis, leave ivivas 10 embark at San Juan for Panama, That llivas U'! til i t s rr-i rrl riti clirtulil Ito c 11 ffa fi rlmkil t r I 1. , . .1 . ix ... , 1 T : j Djvis Thal the privatcs ould deliver i up to him their anus, aud together- with the officers, employees, aud citizens, be transported ; by another route to I'anama accompanied by a L. b. Officer and unde" gia aite of the LT. S. flag- At two o'clock, a. m., first May, I re. turned to Rivas promising your answer at 10 o'clock, and personally to coiae back if the ne gotiation was not broken off Accordingly, at JO, a. m., I returned to the quarters of Capt. Davis at Cjatto Ksqtiinas, accompanied again by Col Waters, when Capt Davis signed the draft of the agreement which I had made out in your presence, and to which you acceded in view of the determining facts, that Capt Davis declared that he had embargoed and intended to seize the "Granada" which was therefore certain, and pledged himself as to the evacua tion of the Sau Juan river by Col. Lockridge, which was therefore more than probable. In conformity with your instructions, not on ly the agreement in question was drawn out without uny reference to the allied or rebel leaders, except when once mentioned as the 'enemy," but without communication with them. With General Zavala I interchano-ed conrtp- sies in t he qmrtnrs of Capt. Davis. Jeres I met in the same place after signature of the! j agreement, but no allusion was made to it by either, whilst still being negotiated er after its conclusion; i only remarked in reply to a re I ply to a remark which had been made, that shots were fired from both lines during the I armistice; that from the other side they "were j fired wantonly -from ours only when the ene my profiting by the suspension of arms to duee desertion or to erect barricades, which were considered and would continue to be con- ' j sidered an act of hostility; that on the 1 1th I llltinifl ivtinil l-ntlirililinp t liii iirsii,ii-1.nl .mS-a.. j ............ ibbviiiiui v.i iivuiiuu y ljliers I to the enemy by your direction, I myself saw 1 tnem uuaer cover ot the St Ueorsre road. To this Gen. Zavala replied that very different orders had been given, and that the matter should be better looked into in the future; but gave me to understand that the commanders in one of the enemie's intrenched camps had very little control over the other. Having bronjiht Lack the agreement for your signature, Col Waters returned with it to the Cuatro Esquinas, and was to bring back Capt. Da vis, as soon as word was sent that yon were ready to evacuate the place. I next ordered the cannon, foundry and amunition to be des troyed, by breaking the trunions and sawing through the carriages of the former by break ing up the steam engine fan and cupalo of the foundry, and throwing the amunition and pow der into the.wsenal yard wells. This order was duly executed by Lt. Cols. Swingle and Potter; respectively at the bend! of the QrdinA ance and Arsenal Departments. In, this, roau ner were destroyed, in the arsenal, two jtwelve pound -pound brass howitzers, three, six poun der iron guns, four light iron-twelve" pounder mortars. Tour brass guns, taken from the enemy, viz one faSrr plunder, and three five pounder guns. - In the Ordinance office, JvQjQO' cantrid? O AA tf . t .... ? gws, ouv,uuu caps, i.ouu ins. powder, &;4bere ipinniiipit iinH(.sttv..H .11 shall ?on ..-,.,..,...... 4 noundshot. fired, into Riv:is.Uiti..t.,AmSqiiit: six pound- shot, t-4t of iron from the enemies' , ..;.".: -a-- jr siioi.irom uen-meiai or irom lead. ' - , Alfout five o'clock in the afternoon Captain Davis,, with Geu Zavala who was to escort von both through his lines to San Juan, repaired to your head-quarters at llivas, and I proceeded trom thence with Capt Davis and Dr Taylor (Surgeou of the St Mary's) to. the lower plaza where I ordered the garrison to be formed, and caused your general order Jo. 59 to be read .o them. I then addressed them to the : effect that they were now by yuc order- trausfcrcd to the control of Capt. Davis, and to the pro tection, of uhe United States flag, and that 1 expected they would yield toauy United States omcer he should appoint the same implicit ooeuience till Beaching I'anama as t their own commander-in-chief. I then presented Captain Davis, who expressed '10 them the hope that officers and men would assist him in the execu tion of his arduous task, lie then transferred the command, till his return, on the following day, to.I'r laylor (Surgeon of the St Marys) who directed them to deliver up their arms to him in the ordinance office. -The state of the garrison when delivered over to United Stales wa a follows: - ' "TTff Wounded and sick, in and out of Hospital, Surgeons and Hospital Attendants." 1 Native prisoners " " ' Officers, non commissioned officers and pri vates, exclusive of 1G, accompany you to Sau Juan I niployees of Departments and armed citi ITS 102 14$ i zens, , 8 Native soldiers - " 4;J On returning to your head quarters with Capt. Davis and Lt. Col. Swingle, we found that you had left with your staff, accompanied by Gen. Zavala, for San Juan del Sud, wheje the same night I joined you on board the 41. Marys, and verbally made to you this report, which, by your further orders, I hereby reduce to writing and subscribe. - 1 Signed f CHAS FREDERICK HEXXIXGSEX Major General. Tbe Rev. Br Jonfb' Observations on I he Zodiacal IMrOUTAXT ASTRONOMICAL HEPICTIOXS. j The Rev. George Jones,, Chaplain, U. S. Navy, whose recently published volume of ob servations on the Zodiacal Light, issued in con nection with Commodore Perry's Japan expe dition, has received a great deal of attention from astronomers and scientific men, arrived in this city by the last steamer from the South -on his way to the United States. , Mr Jones, feeling the want of new facts on the subject he is engaged in elucidating, went to Quiti, in Ecuador, where, in the transparent atmosphere of that elevated region (9,800 feet above the level of the sea), and in a position near the equator, he hoped for success. , We learn from him, that after a seven months resi dence in the above named locality and its neigh borhood, his hopes Lave beer, fully realized, and that in addition to many valuable observa tions 011 the Zodiacal Light he has been able to procure valuable data on other topics coiiiect- diacul Lijrht is seen not. only immediately 6ver the east aud west horizons, but forming a com plete arch across the sky, and this at every hour of the night, and that he never failed to see it at every one of his observations. Mr Joues has collected a large amount 6T valuable data, which he intends to publish on his return to the United States, and he pro poses preparing a paper on the subject, to be read before the scientific institution that meets at Washington in August next, which no doubt will be anxiously looked for by astronomers in all parts of the world. In the meantime Mr Jones has kindly allow ed us to anticipate, in some degree, this valua ble communication, by stating that the conclu sions for which his observations furnish data of greater or less force are the following: 1st. That the theory respecting the nebulous ring round the earth is true. 2d. That this ring crosses the eliptic in lon gitude 60 and 240 degrees, at an angle of about four degrees. 3d. That it is not at a very remote distance from the earth. 4th. That the nebulous matter of which it is composed is self luminous, while also it gives us tiie suu's reflected light. oth That space about onr earth, and pro bably all space connected with our universe of stars, is filled with self luminous matter of great tenuity. 0th. That the milky way is composed of this self-luminous matter, iu some places greatly condensed, the substance from which all worlds were formed, from which perhaps worlds are now being formed, and into which perhaps they again resolve themselves. 7th. That the milky way is a spiral in shape. 8th. That our place iu tnis spiral is about one-third or one-fourth of the way from the Southern Cro;s toward Sirus. Washington Itrm?. It',is estimated that the troops now moving in the direction of Utah comprise about 2,000 men. There are two vacant Federal Judgeships in the Territory which will soon be filled, and probably another Marshal will be appointed as preliminary to enforcing the civil process. In the event of opposition on the part of the Mor mons to this, the military will be employed to enforce the laws and protect the citizens of the United States from Mormon oppression. It is supposed, however, that no necessity for ex treme measures will arise. The Governorship is still unsettled. Al though several gentlemen are solicitous for the position, the Government is evidently anxious to select one who will combine personal bravery with administrative talent and unquestioned discretion. VVM muL MM The programme of operations for Utah will be consummated with the least possible delay. Hon. Thomas Cunningham, of Pennsylvania has resigned his Associate Judgeship iu Kansas Territory. , Governor Wright, of Indiana, is said to be the person whom the administration have Re sected for the Governorship of Utah. His friends 6ay he will not accept. He is a candi date for a foreign appointment. Governor Daniel S. Dickinson and family, and John R. Dickinson and family, arrived last evening, and are stopping at Willard's. Pierre Soule lias been taken quite sick, and is unable to leave bis room. - ' Thtf annual "commencement exercises of this tfariahing and well condveted institution, took place ast week. 'The Greensboro' Times says: uThe graduating evercises commenced at ten ir-i. . r .) r .1. r 11 . . tue class uemg compuseu ui.uie ionow-'injfj-onug ladjes-- rf Misa Pattte J. Cole, Greensboro, v-v, Susan Duty, Oxford. , " 'Ariadne v.uoruon, V " 'Ariadne V. Gordon, Hertford, 1 Lessie A. Gnnn,. aneeyville, M , .. s Julia C. Lindsay, Davidson, JSIiza D.Alidyett, Hyde, "Amelia A- KuLbins, Randolph, Marv K. Robbins, ,Marv Wade Sp:ed, Granville, -L. J. Troy, Cumberland, Kndora A. Williamson, Caswell. t ' Miss Speed, uud Miss Duty being equal 111 aH their classes, cast imis iv tn uuiruimr dresses, the Salutatory falling to Miss Speed aud the valedictory to Miss Du y. The foliow Lig : compositions were read by- the young la dies; . .... ' , "Scatter ye seed," Miss Speed; "American Genius and Talent," Mis Lind- hay; - "Gather Life's Roses, and tread lightly on f1" its Thorns," Miss A. A. Robbins; '"The Nineteenth Cea-tury," Miss T103 '.. I "The' heart gives Life its Beauty," Miss 4 1 Guun; J'ljive with a Playful," Miss Williamson; i Heart AVithiu and God o'er Head," Miss 1 . Midyett; --...'Let the World heave on in its ocean noise, but give me home, and give me 'ricu.ds," B4issM. lv. llcvbbins;. ., i Ileal d melodies are sweet, but those un- heard are sweeter," Miss Gordon; "The Problem of Humane. Existence," Miss Cole; ' , "What the World says," Miss Duty. To hear the compositions was a most delight ful treat. Tiie purity and cliasUmess of the style, the beauty and depth of the thoughts with the great variety and originality, rendered them the most agreeable and interesting com positions to which we have ever listened. As a fraction of the great world we bid these young ladies a hearty welcome us par;ii ipauts in its scenes, knowing that they wdl ever shed a happy halo of pleasure along the life path of all with whom they may associate. A Hat Stoky. Rev. Walter Colton, in his diary of a voyage to California in a man-of-war, entitled "Deck and Port relates the following rat story: "I have always felt some regard for a rat since my cruise in the Constellation. We were fitting out for sea at Norfolk, aud taking in water ane provisions. A plank was resting 011 the siils of one of the ports, which communica ted with the wharf. On a bright moonlight evening, we discovered two rats on the plank coming into the ship. The foremost was lead ing the other by a straw, one end of which each held in his mouth We managed to capture them both, and found to our surprise, that the one led by the other was blind. 11 is faithful friend was trying to get him on board, where he would have comfortable quarters during a three year's cruise. We felt no disposition to kill either, and landed them both on the wharf. How many there are in the world, to whom the fidelity of that rat readeth a lesson!' Great feat by a Dog. A most remarkable exhibition of canine sa gacity occurred in St Lawrence Co.: An emi nent physician, Dr. McC, of Pottsdam, was hurriedly called in consultation to a patient forty miles distant. His dog a faithful com-j ronnttiaiia speeies accompanied him. Un arri- 'vmsr at his destination he found himself minus a very important medicine, which was essentially necessary in the treatment of the case, and which could not be obtained iu the vicinity. The critical condition of the" patient would iiotadmit of his returning for it. In thisemer he bethought of trusty "Major," who was ever willing to obey his mandates. The Doctor ac cordinglyT'wrote a letter to his student (who slept in the office,) wrapt it in a pocket hand kerchief, and securely fastened it about the neck of "Major," then dismissed him for home. The intelligent dog readily obeyed. Twelve at night found him howling at the office door; his familiar voice awakened the clerk, who let him in and again retired, but this would not answer the purpose of "Major," who, having an urgent com miss 011 to fulfil, commenced pulling the clothes from the bed. This unusual demonstra tion alarmed the clerk, who supposing he had admitted a strange, possibly mad animal, got cautiously up for his musket. The dog instantly became quiet: a match was lighted, when! "Major," with a friendly wag of the tail, ap proached and with a piteous whine attracted the clerk's attention to his burden; the letter was removed, "Major" fed with a hearty sup per when the handkerchief with remedies was adjusted, and the trusty valet set out on his return trip, which was accomplished before noon the next day, carrying the medicine safely, and having travelled the distance of 120 miles within a day and a half. This marvellous feat of canine fidelity is well authenticated. JV. I" Spiric of the Times. The Required i-niaus:ra(on. Liniiis Wilcox, of Middletown Conn., appa rently a very truthful and unsophisticated man tells a case of physical manifestation from what purported to be a Spirit, and which occurred in the house of his son, Walter. W. Wilcox, who together with his wife, holds a respectable .pngitinn in tht Congregational church. Tne younger Y llcox, had but recently been engaged iu debating the subject of the Manifestations before the village Lyceum, In which case he strennously opposed their spiritual origin. He declared emphatically, that he would not be lieve, unless he could himself witness some re markable demonstration. The required demon stration came when it was not expected. One afternoon when Mr W. was about to leave home, he went into the pantry to obtain some articles which he des-ired to take with him. As he came out of doors and passed through the kitchen, he observed that his dog was very much frightened, when neither himself nor his lady who was present at the time could discover any cause for his alarm. The animal then ran out howling frightfully. The next moment the stove-pipe which rests on the top of the stove, and is kept in its place by a flange or collar, which forms a part of the casting rose up without any visible cause, and was lL'ld "without any physical support. The stove, which is said to weigh from two tn three hun dred pounds immediately, turned over on the side, though all the legs by which it was upheld were sound at the time, and all still remained in their places. This, thought Mr Wilcox, is the "remarkable demonttration." A general debility has, since that time, afflicted the skepticism of Mr and Mrs W. Both parties testify in the most posi tive manner to the occurrence of the fact, and the respectability of Mr AV., who is a promi nent member of an Evangelical church, and has been a Justice of Peace, is calculated to give his testimony much importance with the oppo sers of Spiritualism. Britain's Spiriiuol Age 1 OUH MOSAIC WOKK. "If with the chaff some grains of wheat you' gain. Our well-meant labor las not been in vain." March. Never take hold of the poker by the wrong end. Go forth into the streets and gather a bushel of March dnsl; it is worth a king's ransom. Tafee it to the Gold smith's Hall, and they will pay yoa for it (a king's ransom is 30,000, which will Le at once handed to you.) Spring comme-iices. j Cut the pearl buttons off your shirts and j sow them in the flower-not: thev wifl come oi I oysters. Avoid the vanities of dress, Lt do not go abroad without your pataloons. All Correct. "Why, doctor," said nick lady, "you give me the same medicine that-yon are giving my nusbanu. hy is tliatf" "All riyht," replied the doctor; "what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander." A Loving Change A young hidy once marked that there was but one word in IJible she wished altered, and that was in re the the the nassatre. "Whosoever s-hall smite thee on right cheek, turn to him the other also. one would have the word smile changed to kiss. Encouraging. A bank-note, an" old, dilapi - dated one, was shown a cotemporary, with a piece of yellew paper pasted on the back of it, on which was written, in a bold, clear hand, "Go it Bill, I'll back you!" Do Sheep bray? The following pathetic lines are selected from a Chant d' Amour .con tributed to one of the pictorial magazines for February: "The ewe sheep knows her little lamb Amid ten thousand little lambkins playing; . The lambkin knows her tender voice of balm . ' (bam!) Amid ten thousand other sheep when braying." 'Important Fact. There can be no question that women have as much to do with making libertines as the " vil One." Did fe males put a right value on libertines, society would soon realize the benefit of it. Women have more effect on morals than millions of sermons from the pulpit. A Smart Boy. A young lady recently ran away from home and went to a tavern, where he was found by a friend with a scgnr in his mouth. "What made you leave home?' said the friend. "Oh! confound it," said he, "father and mother were so saucy that I couldn't stand it no longer so I quit 'cm!.'' A Poetical Gem. When the cold wind blows, take care of vour nose, that it doesn't get froze, and wrap up your toes in warm wool len hose. The above, we suppose, was written in prose, by some one who knows the effect of cold snows! What will vou lay it's a Lie? A lawyer was once pleadin-j: a case in court before a full bench. Tlie chief justice whispered in ids neighbor car, but loud cr.ough. to be heard by others "I'll wager he lies." The lawyor, not in the least disconcerted, drew his purse from his pocket, and laying it on the bar, exclaimed, "Put. down your money I take the bet!', New nud Striking. A Hungarian poem, translated by ("race Greenwood, has the fol lowing new and striking thought: - "Wlien I am dead, a'orve my grave No stone shall gleam up white aud high, But some poor slab of wood shall mark Where my uuhonorcd ashes lie, "But could the griefs piled on my heart Be petrified above me there A broad and massive pyramid Would tower into the morning air." The worst Conuudruai Ytt.-r-QfL given to Cleopatra Ila! ha! Anthony N. V.) by tlie rival of Julius Caesar? s treat! (Anthony street, A Blunt 'Squire, "Will you take this wo man to be your wedded wife?" said a Hoosier magistrate, to the masculine of a couple who stood up before him. "Well, 'Squire," was the reply, "you must be a green 'uu to ask me such a question as that ar. Do you think I'd be such a plaguy fool as to go to the bear hunt, and take this gal from a quiltin' frolic, if 1 waru't conscriptiously sartiu and determined to have her? Drive on with your business" A Uood Reason, "Poverty is the mother of many acts." That accounts for the fact that so many nets arc "poor ones," they take after their mother." Ticklish Tick. An extravagant man, bavin" built a costly mansion, remarked to a friend as he was moving into it, "Now, everything will go on like clock work." "Yes," was the replv "it will be tick, lick."- . ' Love and Liberty. Here is another spark of Kossuth-Iike fire from a poem: "To Love and L.berty My songs as incense rise For Love uivinest Love, My life I'd sacrifice. "But august Liberty Thou God-li!'e, high above All earth-born beings uuto thee I'd sacrifice my Love." Preparation. A girl, hearing the lady of the house, at dinner, ask her husband to bring 'Dombey and Sou' with him when he tame home to tea, laid two extra plates on the suppcr-tablc for the supposed visitors. Die by Inches. A tall man, who was given to diss pation, was told by a medical friend that he was dying by inciei. "Thaiik Heaven" said he, "I measure six feet and seven inches." An Intellectual Editor. "Oh! Jerusalem, here's a nice fix! An original article to write, and somebody's stolen the scissors! A Con. When is a plant to be dreaded more than a mad dog? When it's madder. Another. Why should persons in trouble go to the Britannia bridge? llecause it will carry them over.Mcnai (many) Straits. And Another. When does a man love his favored rival? When he loves a flirt whose beloved object is herself. Following the Plough. Farmer "Jed, do you follow the plough now?" Loafer "Yes, sir-ee! but", a good distance behind, I tell vou." El-IGUAJI OS THE SCULPTOR KISS. GreatPhidias wrought the statue from the block With wondrous skill, by oft-repeated stroke But in this age. with modern magic rife, A KI.-S can make the marble glow with life. Bread and Butter Love. Love is to domestic life what butter is to bread it possesses little nourishment in itself, but gives substantial a grand relish, without which they would swallow mighty hard. Seeiug blind-folded. Geu. Caps is reported as saying at the Congressional Banquet to Kossuth "Shall we sit here blind-folded and see tyranny prevailing in every regiou of the world? No!" A Question. What is the most proper punishmcMt for quack doctors? They should -be confined iu the pill-ory. Jeu de mot. "John, did yon ever bet on a horse race?" "No but I've seen my sister Bet on an old mare!" Pkesentatioit of a Medal. Tbe Howard Association of tbe city of Norfolk, . bave pres- , ented Miss Annie M. Andrews, whose services in the fever of 1855 bave wade her name fami liar with tbe philanthropists of the world, a beautiful gold medal, in token of their appecia tion of her eminent kindness to the pestilence stricken of that period. The medal is of solid gold, with appropriate emblems. The figures on one side are emble- ' matical of "Faith, Hope, and Charity" oil j the reverse is represented the "Good Sara I arittiM." Miss Andrews acknowledged this token of regard in a very beautifully wiitteuuote She says: , "I shall ever hold it a cherished memorial a bond of anion betwixt yon and me signifi-r.-nt of that tine when, through Providence, I wa permitted to cast my mile, of sympathy ai.ci id into the rich treasury of kindly care and concern so lavishly poured out for Norfolk in hr time of need. Ti.. i.....f;r..r T..,-r 't'..:,r. tt ' .1 J c 'nniiKH jhiiifii A.IILII, nunc, illlli ; cnarny, nrtu tne gooti oaroanunt your own j appropriately eliosen devices.) be it mine to j emulate; and be asnr-d that with these before j me, I fihall wever be lorgetlu) J the 'associa tion by which ibcs emblems Have been trans- tnitted to me.' Smokeless - Cms era. An apparatus for" preventing the e-ress ofsmofte from the tops of chimneys has been invented,. aa?l fsd t ljossess some special xneril- The tsp of tho j chimney is closed in, and, at ahsal fcalf way up, in chimneys already - conslrBetra, aw opeJH ing is made in'the side as large a the struc ture will allow. Outside of this an mm box is firmly secured, in which is a foliated revolving: cylinder, its axis placed horizontally, ha?inpf a grooved pully geared to the motive power hj which it is set in motion. The leaves of this" cj-linder are curved downwards, in the direction of its rotation, to facilitate collecting r.nd car rying downwards the solid particles of carbon and the denser vapors into a tank beneath, containing water, and in which it partly dis solves. This tank has two openings, one to in sert fresh water, the other to withdraw the collected matters. When the smoke reaches the opening it comes within the immediate ac tion of the draught caused by the rapid revolu tion of the vanes, ad is quickly condensed in the cold water trough. JBSSThe Kingston Whig says: "Wc an nounce it as a positive fact, that Dr Ilae, the Arctic traveller, aided by the contributions of kind friends, is building in Kingston dock yard nn Ari.tir c-1innnpr til bp rpnilv In Inv In rrn I j... t ri.-,L.1.,. fi, tn tl.a A rotin rrxrlr.c to make one more search tor Captain franklin s party, dead or alive. Dr Rae is to command the schooner, and the party of hardy adventur ers to accompany him and man his vessel are selected and engaged. We sa' to search for .Captain Franklin and his men; because, as for the shins Terror and Erebus, they were most unquestionably seen in 1851, attached to an j iceberg, drifting to he south, in the same way J IC IV'C r 1 1 A T? UCl'.l It t " U.- 11 U.J 111 I. J63" The following lines by a school girl, arc decidedly clever: A child and a woman together once walked 'Neath a starlit summer's skv', And mother and daughter had cherfully talked Of the glorious thing's on high. OVrtli ymitUful face on a -sodden there wrought .ii. soteiun, serious cimnge, For an angel near earth had whispered a thought So childlike, yet passing strange. Oh, mother! in rapture the fair child cried, If God iu his mercy and might, nath made with such wonder, his heaven's wrong-side, What splendors must blaze on the right. The English Navy. That immense navy of Great Britain supplies her with an unfailing argument in diplomacy, aud saves her a deal of negotiating. Orders from Loi.don can blockade any port in the world within six weeks; and as everybody has diplomatic rela tions with England, somebody is always being blockaded by H. B. M's ships. The chief real damage she inflicted on Russia was by her blockade of Odessa and Sebastopol, and of Cixn-tadt and the Fnnish ports. This year she began, in January, with a blockade of Nangasaki to promote friendly intercourse with Japan. In February, she cultiva ted commerce with China, by blockatiii.g Can ton, Hong-Kong and Shanghae. March found her blockading San Juan, aud threatening to blockade Vera Cruz.. April has released Buenos Ayres from the blockade impencing over it for two years past, and May brings news of a fleet ordered to New Granada to blockade Carthagena. Sixci-ue Freak of a Binn. The Somerset (1 a.) Democrat says sometime last fall a black bird came to Mr Joseph Snyder's in this boro', and has since lived contentedly with the chick ens It has become thoroughly domesticated, and comes regularly for its food i.,Kt,.d f j roosting as the chickens do, it takes a position on tne rooster's back, who bears the weight of his little friend with great good nature. But the most slngular'of all is that it has learned to crow like a cock and crows regularly, more frequent than the rooster; and seems to be vain of its accomplishment. If is a real bona iide crow, clear and oud, and is. similar to that of a young rooster. The bird pan be sepp and heard daily, and if any one disbelieves its truth they can be convinced by seeiug and hearing foy themselves. The age is progressive and the birds are keeping up with the times. A New Disease. Tiie result the late elec. tion does not seem to agree with ihe physical constitution of the republican editors of this .Spite. Soqie of them have been taken' sud denly ill. Their disease immediately assumes an alarming form ghosts of departed place aud power haunt their imagination their fan cy pictures dark forebodings in the future they are wakeful and restless. It was thought at first to be the black vomit, but scientific dis covery has denominated it the Drtd-ful Scott lever. Will it not prostrate the whole "re publican" party before another election? One of the most remarkable facts in the life of a sailor has occurred in the life of Capt. Jethro Coffin, now a resident of Nantucket. During seventeen voyages in whale fishery, oc cupying thirty-nise years, Captain Coffin never witnessed a burial at sea, no death ever takin" place on board of any sh'p to which he has belonged, Wendell Phillips says: "Tut an American baby on the floor six months old on his feet, and he will immediately say 'Mr Chairman, and call the next cradle to order."