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I VOL. IS. ' STEOUDSBtiRGrj MONROE COUNTY, PA. JULY 7, 1853. NO. 37. i . . . & jL'nlIisJscl by Thcortoro Schoch- jL'iIIisJscl by Thcortoro Schoch TERMS Two dollars per annnum in .idvnnpp Tuo toll.irs and a quarter, half yearly -and if no! punl he- lure ute cmioi ineyear, i woaoliarsandahalt. Tlic !,...;),.- x i i r s i t'p hoieccivctlieir papers 'v a earner orVtape drivers reader, as to the routine of Cadet life, ID employed by ti.e propnetor, will be chafed 1-2 the U. S. Military School at West Point: cents, per year, extra. ,T , . J. , . No papers ditcontinued until all arrcarngesarc paid, I ' lie Sleeps in the barracks, 111 a room except at the option of the Editor. "ivitll one other' ar firr nVlor-k in tho mnrn- 1D Advertisements, not exceeding one square (fix- ! 1LUUI"- otutr, dl UYC O ClOCK in tne morn- toon lines) will be inserted three weeks for one dollar, mg, in Summer, and at half-past five in and twentv-five cfiits for cverv subsequent insertion . .1 , , Tlic Charge for one and three' insertions the tame.- 1 Winter, the reveille awakes him ; he 1111 A, liberal discount made to yearly advertisers. mediatelv rispq flrinhlfx; nn liiq hlankofq ID All letter addressed to the Editor miibl be post- ,ULUKUL,J nses OOUOieS Up illS DiankClS yvHi. ; and mattrass, and places them on the Having a peneral assortment of large, elegant, plain and orimmentalTypc. we are prepaied to execute every desunption of Curds, Circulars. Hill Heads Notes. Illank Kcccipts Jiiftit'.es, I.e-jal and other lllanks. l'anmhlets. ic printed with neaineso and despatch, on reasonable ienns, AT TNE OFFICE OF TS5E .lEFFIiliSOSIAflf. The Life Gauge. They err who measures life by years, With false or thoughtless tongue; Some hearts grow old before their time, Others are always young! 'Tin not the number of the lines On Life's fast filling page! 'Tis not the pulse's added throbo Which constitute their age; Some souls are serfs among the free, While others noblv thrive; They stand just where their fathers stood: j Dead, even while they live! Others, all spirit, heart and sense Theirs the mysterious power To live in thrills of joy or wo, A twelvemonth in an hour! Seize, then, minutes as they pass The woof of Jife is Thought! Warm up the colors let them glow, tty fire or fancy fraught. .Live to some purpose make thy life A gift of use to thee! A joy, a good, a golden hopOj A heavenly argosy! When Dr. Beeswax had his seventh boy, he exclaimed to his wife : "Well, what in thunder shall we call him, wife!" "Why. huz, I've settled on Peter." I knew a man by the simple name of Pe-1 er llint could never earn his salt Well, then, let us call him Salt PeicrJligbt prison, confinement in dark prison, ,iny dear." ! dismissal with the privilege of resii:uin:r Air-Tiffht Jar. P.niRli m-nr n Wt nfmnor iriiii t'lm .Mt of an egg, and cover the jar, pressing it down i tlwcncanipment the instruction is chiefly around the edges while moist, and it will ce-, ""Jary. r T. , , The only furlough allowed to cadets is inent perfectly tight It is cheaper, neater!. ,11 i - t i- ,, , ,. , ' . 1 two months when they are m the third class, and better than scaling up the mouth of the The of thc cadefc is twcnLy.four dol. jar with wax or covering it with a bladder. jlars per ulonthj aud hi3 board costa him F"FJeas are said to abound to an extraor dinary extent in the western corner of Char- tiers township. Allegheny county, over a space tracting debts without permission, of some three miles, filling the houses, and al-j As a reward for all his labor and de most driving the inhabitants distracted. privation, the cadet acquires an excellent Some have succeeded in driving them away, I education in mathematics better, prob- vy wiiiie asi i ig every wnere aooui uieiriabIy tban he cau gefc at any other insti dwellings, fctables, &c, and strewing iimef Tl a nn Tl,0 W, plentifully about; but others are still sufieriii'i from this plague. IT? 'Did vour fall hurt vout1' said one hod carrier to another who had fallen from the top 01 a two story house. -T ..... , , . Jot in the least honey ; twas stopping so qmck that hurt ine rThe man who took a responsibility, is; requested to return the same forthwith, or Buffer the consequences. i ! .IGSomebody has said that those who go to law for damages, are sure to get them. I Overdoing it. A well known Methodist the instructor in this department, sits near : minister who was traveling on horseback one side of the room, mounted on a spleu ihrough the State of 3Iassachusetts, stop-' did white charger. Twenty-eight cadets, ped one noon on a sultry summer's day members of the graduating class, march at a cottage by the road-side, and reques- in, and at the command of the instructor led some refreshment for himself and all arc instantly mounted. Posts are pla- ' "beast. This was readily granted by the ccd along near the sides of the hall,- aud worthy New England dame, so the par-'' on thc top of them balls of stuffed can- j son dismounted, and, havingseen his horse ' vass, about a foot in diameter, and called j well cared for, entered the cottage and ( 'heads,' are put. On the arms of some partook of the refreshment which was other posts much higher, rings are hun. cheerfully placed before him. For some , The cadets ride round and cut in various ; time past there had been no rain, and ways, at these heads and rings with their the country around seemed literally par- horses on a full gallop. The lieutenant ched up. The minister entered into con- sets the example. Not a 6 VKe of his well- 1 vorsattou with the old lady, and remark- aimed sabre rilSSC. butlolas he completes ' od about the dryness of the season, "ic;" ne round, in consequance of the curb-' Btn3 replied. '-tCSS w- allxQ rain S00n, chain of his bridle breaking, his horse I all m v z'A'tSf cucumbers and cabbages ' plunges forward against the board fence will be good for nothing, and I think that directly in front of the ladies, and down all the ministers ought to pray for rain." the goes flat upon his side, and hisiinmeuse The worthy divine informed her thai he ly heavy rider falls with him. For an "Was a minister, and that he should be hap- j instant there is a half suppressed shriek, py to comply with her wish. He accor-, when the rider and horse arc both seen dingly knelt down and prayed fervently to have .arisen, and tho promptly given that the gates of Heaven might be opened, 1 order; 'Next,' elicits a round of applause, that showers might descend and refresh Soon afterwards another horse slipped the earth. He then arose from his knees 1 with a cadet at the opposite end of the and having kindly thanked his hostess, hall, and I am told that owing to the to- ; iade her good daj-,- mounted his horse tal unsuitableness of the hall, accidents . aud departed. But he had not been gone are of frequent occurrence. Hut the cadets J saore than an hour when the clouds began 1 acquitted themselves in this exercise in a to gather and a tremendous shower of manner most creditable to themselves and hail and rain descended, with such force their instructor. In spite of all the dis as to wash the contentents of theW&d lady's advantages, from the imperfections of the garden clear out of the ground. "There," hall, under which they labored, all the said he, "that is always the way with evolutions and the menurous feats, difli- those tarn al Methodists, they never un-' cult of performance, were admirably done", flortake to do anything, but they always They rode with out stirrups, the fitirrups ' overdo it !" Life at West Point. The following sketch will enlighten' the j head of Ins iron "bedstead ; he studies un til seven o'clock ; at that hour the drum beats for breakfast, and the cadets fall into rank and proceed to the mess hall. Twenty minutes is the time usually spent at breakfast. Guard mounting takes nlncn nr. lmlf-nnsf. snvrm. nnd r.rrnf.v.fnnr 1 "r: 1 ::-r 7 . are piaceu on guuru everr uay. .ziccigut; o'clock the bugle sounds, and the recita- tions commence. .At one o'clock the bu , gle again sounds, and the professors dis miss their respective sections, the cadets j from ranks opposite tbo barracks and , march to dinner. Between eleven and 1 one a part of the cadets arc occupied in riding, and others in fencing, daily. Af , tcr dinner they have until two o'clock for recreation, and from two till four they are employed in recitations. At four o'clock the bugle sounds, and they go cither to battalion or light artilery drill. This exercise lasts an hour and a half. After that they devote the time to recreation until sunset. After parade, tne3T form in rank in front oftue barracks, i. - i.i ii. i.i . I and the names of the delinquents are ! read by an officer of the cadets. Supper jcome next, and after supper recreation until eight o'clock, when the bugle sounds j the call to quarters, and every cadet must be lound in bis room within a lew minutes at study, and must remain there thus cm ployed till half-past nine. At half-past nine the bugle again sounds ; this is call ed tattoo ; and at ten the drum taps, and ever cadet must then bo in bed having his light extinguished, and must remain there until morning. If during the night a cadet is found absent from his room more than thirty minutes, and does not give a satisfactory account of himself, charges are preferred against him and he is court martialed. Tho use of intoxicating drink and of tobacco is strictly repudiated; so are play ing at chess, wearing whiskers, and a great many other things. The punish ments to which the cadets are liable, are privation of recreation, &c, extra tours of dutjj reprimands, arrests, or confine- ment to his room or tent, confinement in A. W WW and public dismission. Through the months of July and Au- trust the cadets are encamped, and durmr ten of this. From the balance he is re quired to dress and defray his other ex- nenses. ana ne is nroniDiteu irom con- tution in the country. The training here of both bodr and mind is very thorough 1 and complete. One of the exercises is described as follows : , " That Parfc of !he Yary ex. . , , P , e nng, was attended by the JJoard ot ex- 1 9, JQlher spcctators.- cxcxcUe takes place in a arge Iia1 in the basement of the academic building. This hall is a very dark, dismal looking ; place, with a rowof columns only a few feet ; apart through the centre, extending its en- tire length and is utterly unfit for the pur- pose for hjcll ifc is used. Twenty-eight horses, properly equipped, are led into thc hall. Lieutenant Sacket, being crossed overthe horses' neck." lu-om tlic Scientific Antcrican-. Old Civilization Layard's Niiicvclh Many shallow philosophers entertain the notion that man commenced his exis tence as a wild savago of the woods, and that his progress" has been step by step to his present elevated position in modern civilization. No man entertaining such 1 - ! opinions can retain them after reading , Layard's Nineveh and Babylon, a work recently published in excellent stylo by the great American house of naper & ' Bros, of this city. At a time far anterior to that of historical record, excepting what we have in the Sacred Scriptures, there wero races living aud dwelling in , Asia, who were highly civilized, and who ' were acquainted with sculpture, architec i ture, music, and civil policy; A race who built splendid palaces and adorned them j with some of the choicest works of art, of 1 a kind which have been thought by many 1 to be but recently discovered. The saw, j the shovel, and the axe, instruments in j general use among all nations now, were j also used by the serfs of Nineveh and j Babylon; tho speaking trumpet was even known in those days. In the illustra tions of this book there is a representa tion of the mode by which the ancient Assyrians moved heavy bodies. A col lossal winged bull is represented to have been placed on a sledge having rollers, and drawn by great bodies of men pulling ropes; Another body of men are repre sented as assisting with levers, and Mr. Layard remarks that this was the plan he employed himself to remove the same piece of sculpture (which is now in the British Museum.) The old Assyrians were acquainted with making twisted rope, an art of which their descendants are utterly ignorant. The builders of the Assyrian palaces employed large slabs of alabaster on which are representations of captives drawing these huge slabs, many of which are believed to be thc forefathers of the present race of Jews. But however skill ful they may have been in moving large stones, it would no doubt have done them good had they been permitted to see how us Yankees make frame houses travel through our streets. The inscriptions on alabaster slabs and blocks, discovered by Layard, have been translated by Col. Rawlinson and Dr. Hincks, and corroborate tho correct ness of the bible, and what is very re markable, the translations of tho stone writing, agree exactly with the sacred text in stating the amount of gold (30 talents) taken by Senacherib, from Hezekiah, King of Judea. A chapter of intense interest to men of science in this work, describes the discovery of arched drains, vases, and kettles of copper; bronze bells, bronze cups; ivory aud mother-of-pearl studs, fit for the shirt bosom of a modern beau; a bronze strainer, &c, in short, the Assyrain3 appear to have been better ac quainted with the making of bronze ves sels and figures than the moderns. Glass bowls were also discovered, but what is more interesting, is some picks and saws made of iron. This metal was long sup posed to be unknown to the ancient Asi atics; Among the glass articles discov ered was a rock crystal lens, with opposite convex and plane faces. It is the most ancient specimen of a magnifying and burning glass known. We havo long entertained thc opinion that savage races are blasted limbs torn from the trunk of a higher civilization and this book deepens our conviction respect ing thc correctness of this theory, opposed as it is to thc jargon of a shallow, unphi losophical, but declaiming sect of the present day, but agreeing with every de duction that can be drawn from the re mains of ancient cities, roads, &c, found in every part of the world. A Successful Domestic Search. Mr. II. affronted his wife, who, to pun ish him, resolved to act dumb whenever he was present, and so well did she main tain her resolution that nearly a week passed away', during which not a word did she utter in his presence. She per formed her household duties as usual, but speak she would not. He tried to coax her out of her whim, but in vain. At last he tried tho following plan to ovcrcomo her resolution, by work:r,ig on her curios ity, the mot ungoyCrnablc of female pro pensities, lleturnirig one evening froni his employment, his lady sat there as us ual, mute. lie immediately commenced a vigorous search throughout the rooni. Thc closet was examined, tho bed-room, the drawers, boxes, shelves every thing that could be thought of was ovevhauled. His wife was struck with astonishment tit hi3 unaccountable behavior, and so he proceeded in his search. She became nervously anxious to find out what he was looking for. What could it be ? She looked in his face, to glean, if possi ble, from its expression, tile object of his search; but it was no go: lie was sober as a judge. He lifted the edge of the car pet, looking under the table-cover, and finally approaching her chair looked un der it, evemgoing so far as to brush her dress partially aside, as if what he sought might be hid there. She could stand it no longer. She burst out, 'Bob, what are you looking for'' He smiled and answered, 'Your tongue, and I have found it.' Politics makes a man as crpokedas a pack dotes a pedlar;. not that tHey. are so awful heavy, neither, but.it tea.che3 a' man to stoop in the long fun. 'Served ISim JUighl." A New York youth furnishes ihe fol io wing statement of his personal experience in the city of Boston, to the editor of the New York Weekly Messenger : In February last I was in Boston. A friend of mine; for a joke, advertised for a wife worth one thousand dollars. A lady answered, requesting an interview, under tho assumed name of "Adelaide : Meek." I replied to her note, apparent- j ly in good earnest. She wrote again; ua- j nung a time and place to meet. JL met her, and found her to be well accomplish- eu, in the first society, with wealthy con uiiuuuus, etc. oue nau answerea tor n joke. We .became interested in each other. She introduced me to her rela tions, whom I found to be of the ton. . x: i' 01 1 i 1 We were engaged. All her friends were in favor of thc match except her father. Thc 18th of June was appointed for our wedding. I returned to New York in April. She wrote me three times a weekj asseverating that nothing but death should uiuo u&. ohu wroie to nave me get a to have marriage certificate from the city clerk where she lived, and hurry up my cakes. I have it. She then wrdte hie that as we were so soon1 to be married, she would want a great many things, and her father, although, very wealthy would not fit her out, because she would not marry the one he wished her to ; and therefore she desired me to send her some money. I mailed her money, in the presence of the clerk of the post office, to the amount of $003, since when she will have nothing to do with me hot even to answer my letters, or give a reason for cutting me. Now, what course should I take 7 Can I make it a case of false pretence, or would ,' it be better to bring an action for breach ! of promise? If the latter, must I not tender her my humble self, prior to the day ap ! pointed for our wedding 1 Have I a right j to publish her letters ? If so, it will be a ( rich treat for upper tendora. I am bound . to have my six hundred dollars' worth in , some way. j The Editor of tho Messenger gives the ' lad the following "advice gratisf ' 1 We publish the unhappy experience of ' a victim in search of a wife, with a mel ancholy pleasurej for the benefit of man- 1 j .1 tt , , kind at large; He appears to have been "foV.ii ; A Ann a "talicn in and done for ' Completely. As , to his $603, no complaint before any po ! lice justice or dread magnate of the law ; wilPever bring one farthing of it back to ; his bleeding pocket, since, according to the familliar ruling in criminal charges I of this nature, the prosecutor must at least j have exercised ordinary prudence. The l iaw hiu uuu puui&u une wno merely maues ! a dupe of another. The tiuestion of the publication of the letters is another horn of his dilemna. She would nrobablv frustrate his attempts by injunction. Be tween law and love, his hands and heart are pretty well bound. We advise him to make a note of his Boston courtship and turn over a new leaf. 'How rapidly they build houses,' said Cornelius to an old acquaintance, as he j pointed to a neat, two story house 'they J commenced that house only last week, and they are already putting in the lights.' 'Yes,' rejoined his friend, ' and next week they will put in the liver. 1 A Hard Case. It is an old saying that nothing cuts like truth. We recollect of I hearing or reading,- many years ago, a capital story of a man, who, on his re turn from a public meeting, burst open his door in a rage, Upset his children, kicked his dag, hurled his hat behind the grate, and paced the apartment back and forth witli the ferocity of a chafed tiger. 'What is the matter, my dear?' said his wondering wife. "Matter !" roared the angry husband, "Matter enough ! Neighbor B. has pub licly called me a liar !" "Oh, never mind that, my dear," re plied the gtferd woman ; "He cant prove it, you know, and nobody will believe him." " Prove it, you fool ?" roared the mad man more furiously than before, "He did prove it ! He brought witnesses and 2)ovcd it on the simt ! Else how should I be in such a d 1 of a passion !" The argument was a poser'. Seeing One's Self. A plain but inter esting looking girl, accompanied by a young man, both apparently from "up the country," a few days since, after some soruples about danger, &c, took their seats in one of tho railroad cars and look ed with -wonder and admiration on the preparations that were making for depar ture. When thc car had got pretty well under way, the fallowing dialouge took place : , ... "Now tliis ain't slow, is it Betty ?" "Hear me, I reckon not it's A little .better than riding iq an ox-wagon. Jim- iny ! bow wc stnek it along ! what would our folks say if they were to see us now ? I reckon cousin Sally, wishes she was a long with us. How I would like to' be standing out yonder looking at myself ri ding in this car." j&ST'The young man who ran away from home because his mother would not let him wear side-boards to his shirts, is now acting as mail guard to' a charcoal wagon. Never fell folks you can go' ahead of u, but do.it. It sp'arcs a' great deal of talk, and helps tp save their breath to cool their broth. ;iyii! jLikc ;i Sainior. Several years ago, in North Carolina; where it is not customary for tavern-keepers to charge the ministers anything for lodging and refreshments, a preacher presumingly, stopped at a tavern one evening, made himself comfortable dur ing thc night, and in the morning entered me biage, wicnouc onering pay lor his ac commodations. The landlord soon came running up to the stage, and said: 'There was some one who had not settled his bill.' Thc passenners all said thev had. ! but P". who said be u ndor stood that he never charged ministers I anything. 'What you a minister of the ; Gospel a man of God!' cried the inn I keeper; 'you came to my house last night i you sat down at the table without a I blessing; I lit you up to your room, and ! ? Wcllt to bed withouJ to your ' Ma.kcr;) ou arof and wasbed wthout savin."" and as you came to mv house like a sinner, and cat and drank like a sinner, you have got to? like a sinner !' Hydrophobia. Ten animals the dog, wolf, fox, and cat, the horse, ass, mule, cow, sheep, and pig arc all which are said to be suscep tible of this disase, while the first four only are said to be able to communicate it. These four have teeth of a similar form, capable of making a deeply-punctured wound. From these facts, the con clusions has been drawn that hydrophobia is a species of tetanus, resulting from the nature of tho wonnd, and not from any poison injected into it. Tetanus or lock jaw, often results from a wound mado by a pointed instrument, like a nail, in tho hand or foot, and the same result has fol lowed other injuries to the nerves. The two diseases seem to bear a general re semblance both are spasmodic, both af fect tho muscles of the throat, and both are attended with the samo great excite ment to the nervous system. Cincinnati Gazette. The Springfield Gazette tells a good story about a clergyman who lost a horse on Saturday evening. After hunting in 1 iUiuuuuy tutu (I, vu y umii ujiuijiiiu ui - un i . avc UP in despair. Ihe next day, some company with a boy until midnight he what dejected at his loss, he went into the pulpit, and took for his text tho fol lowing passage from Job: 'Oh that I knew where I might find him !' Tho boy j who just came in, supposing thc horse was still the burthen of thought, cried out, 'I know Avhere he is. He is in Deacon j Smith,g bfl arn.' A looker on at a gaming table having observed one player very grossly cheat ing another, took the 'pigeon' aside and said 'Good heavens ! have you not obser ved how villiainous that man has been packing the cards ?' The other smilling ly answered, 'Pray don't be under the least concern about that; I intend to pick his pocket as soon as he has done play ing.' 'What do you use to make yourself look delicate? ' sajd one young woman, with an eruption on her face, to another who looked like one of the departed. 'Why,' said she, 'sometimes I cat slate pencils and chalk, and then for change drink vinegar and chew green tea. When these fail I lace tighter and wo wear tha 'thinnest soled shoes I can buy.' J5ST"A merchant inquired of a country man thc character of a deacon, his neigh bor, who made a great profession of re ligion, and had applied to the merchant for credit. The countryman replied, that Godward tho deacon was accounted a a very honest, upright man; but manward he was a little twistical or so. Hj Thc wife of John O'Brien, a tail ar, residing on Liberty street, on Tuesday gave birth to four fine boys. The moth er and children aro all doing Avell. Who will dare maintain hereafter that a tailor is only thc ninth part of a man ? Out. Times. I Ciucinnatti is literally a fast city. At that rate, it is not bo remarkable that her population increases with unexampled rapidity. When the " ninth part of a man" can father such a "crop," what may not some of the "whole hogs" accomplish? Baltimore Argus. Philadelphia county is about twenty-one miles long, and lias an ayerago breadth of about six miles. It embraces an area of 121 square miles, or 70,800 acres. The city and incorporated dis tricts aro said to cotain 3140 acres, or 16 square miles; thc remainder of the territory being included within the bor oughs and rural districts. Aocording to the census of 1S50, the population is'409, 045. A son of Mr. Bland, of Greenville, Ky., recently took a gun and placed thc imiz zle in his mouth, and his too 011 the ham ihCr of the gun, for the foolish purpose of showing, as he said, how persons some times kill themselves. His foot slipped, and raising the hammer the gun exploded, tearing the youth's head in a most shock ing manner, killing him almost instantly. Church.k. place where women go to wotship God and criticise the fashions: Be kind to' your'enomiea.if you would conquer. 1 ' From the Mauck Cdunk Gazcttce. iXauvoo Citti June 14, 1853. Mkssus. Editors : I have arrived at this once nonu- ' lous city, that but a few years since boasted of its twenty thousand souls, mostly rormons: For a number of vcars they nourished "like I the green bay tree;" but alas ! they were for ced to leave this" city of rest," hiid seek a 'new home far in the wilds of thc great west. Nothing remains of the " mighty Temple" but thc lront wall which towers high in the air, stripped of all that was beautiful, and sur ' rounded with broken columns that lie on ei ther side in one general mass of ruins. I In entering these ruins, I saw cut upon a Ulab of granite hanging to tho walls of this! ' only remaining portion; in large and bold lot j ters, the following : "THE ESOUSiH OSP I.OitIi ucixr BY THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, or LATTER DAY SAINTS : Commenced April Gth, 18'11. HOLINESS TO THE LORD." The wife of the Prophet, Joe Smith, still I lives here and keeps the same hotel that Joe built; She lias married a man by the name of Bidlemax, I called at the Hotel and saw the once Mrs, Joe Smith. She is exceedingly intelligent, converses freely, and possesses a mind supe rior to most of her sex. She has four chil dren, all boys; thc oldest is now twenty-one years of age, u smart; intelligent and enter prising young man; She (Mrs. 13.) gave me a history of her early chHdhood. She was born in the town- , ship of Harmony now Lanesboro,' Susque hanna Co. Pa., and lived there until she was .twenty-two years of age. She was a daugh ter of a Mr. Hall, who is well known to ma ny citizens of old Susquehanna. She informed me that she never was a ilbr 7710? never believed in the doctrine, and took no part with either party. When she spoke of Joe, it was with deep' feelings, and it was with much difficulty that she refrained from weeping. She must have loved him with a puro, holy love. I believe she is now a devoted member of the Metho dist Church. Joe Smith's mother is now living with her here an old and feeble lady, who will ere long go down to the grave and be relieved from the trouble it has been her misfortune to pas3 through in having so unworthy a son. The city is fast going to decay, Hundreds of beautiful buildings arc tumbling down. Grass grows in the street and everything ap pears still, dark and dismal as the house of death. The present population cannot possibly ex ceed three thousand. Property is cheap ; large and beautiful brick buildings sell from twenty-five to one hundred dollars. I leave herein a few days for the interior of the state, where villages present a more business-like appearance. The French Company called Icarians, have become dissatisfied, and manv are moving to Iowa, where a new colony has lately started. They have erected here a large and beautiful temple from the ruins of the Mormon temple, which is used as a college. This building adds much to the appearance of Nauvoo. A Railroad is in contemplation from War saw to Rocklbrd, which will pass through here and gc a new impetus to this now de serted City; and the distant future may see her once more rejoicing in her strength as in days of yore. There is no piace in the wide west better located for a large city than ibis; awl may the day speedily come when she will a riseand shine, like the morning sun, and bring forth " fruits meet for rcpenlunceJ" 4 Josh, I say, I was going down street t'atfi cr day and I seed a tree bark., Golly, Sam, I seed it hollow.1 4 And I seed thc same one leave.' 4 Did it take its trunk with iti' 4 No, it left that for board.' In tho Senate of the United Stales', a pension was granted to Betsey Norton, a widow of ninety odd years, 'to coutinuc for life uidess she marry again.' W asn't it outrageous in the Senate fixing such a restriction as that on thc young lady! Thc fast train on the Pennsylvania Ilailroad, a few days since, when near Greenburgh, attained the extraordinary speed of eighty miles per hour. A per fectly straight stretch 6f Jen miles was run in seven and a half minutes. , 20,000 panes of glass were broken? in Massillou, Ohio by a late hail stoxm. When a feller waits till his gall is mar ried, I guess its a little too late to pop' the question then. There are some folks who thinka' good deal and say but little, and they are wise folks; and there aro oChefs again, who bleat right out whatever comes upper most, and T guess they are pretty cousid- crable superfine darned fools. A western editor commences a' tang ex--hortation to ihe bachelors wilh thb follow ing words : Gome, you poor, miserable, lonely, desertless vulvar fraotioual parts' pOfeiw mated nature' conic up here aud'MUlkrtl to,' - ; i 111 ijrf -rtiTM MM