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4KSS 83 JESS tiM Scaotcfr to Jlaliiics, fitcvatuvc, Agriculture, Science, iWovaiUn, nnb eueral intelligence. VOL. 14 STROUDSBURG, MONROE COUNTY, PA. AUGUST 17, 1854: NO. 40. . ...."--yT-'f'aaaJt - Jin mvBMA m i rva mm im&VES-1 k&iwkv unnwk r-?3a; rv.w.s :ey h2ss VJPW fmvTw Mfi.V-3iyra iVJ.Sk MJMB V' vSM Published by Theodore Schoclh Tfc.ll.M5 i wo lolI:irs per annum in advance Two ' ttollars and u quarter, half vearlv ;intl if not paid be-1 lore the end of the year. Two dollars and a half. j Xo nanprs )Krnntitinnrt tintil i1! ii-r.innr n n nii.l except it the option of the Editor. 117 Advertisements not excccdins one square (ten lines) will be inserted three wreks Jor one dollar, and iwenty-iive cents tor evcrv subsequent insoriion. I He charge for one and three insertions the same. A liber al discount made to yearly advertisers, lo' All letters addressed to the Editor must be post paid. JOB PUI S'TIIVG. 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And each severed stick tint fdlt la its falling seemed to tvH, All too plain, 'Of the may severed ties, That in law suits will arie, Bringing pain. 'Then melhought the tturdy paw, That was using axe and saw On the wood lleld a yielding mine of wealth With its honest toil and health Doing good. If tire chips that strewed tho ground, By some stricken widow found, In her need, Should, by light and warmth, impart Blessings to her aged heart, Happy deed. This conclusion then I draw, That no exerciEe of jaw, Twisting India rubber law-, Is as good As the exercise of pa'.v, On the handle of a saw, Sa wins' wood. tTr People who expect to get to heaven 'liy dropping a shilling in the contribution box n Sunday, and shaving a dozen poor men of tcmpt-ing to a stranger, but purchases aro ten times that sum on Monday to make up for rujnous at the present crisis, when money ii, are as likely to have a seat in paradise as commands fifty per cent, premium here, a one-ox express is to beat summer lightning. and seventy-five per cent, at Shanghai. . Whoever first invented the "pigeon O3 We cannot control the evil tongues of j English,'" as it is called the jargon used others, but a good life enables us to despise by foreigners in their intercourse with them. i Chinese deserves an immortality of rid- ; jicule. The jargon has now become so A Good Anecdote. We heard the;fi"d, that it will take several generations other day a good one of John Check, ' to eradicate it. The Chinaman requires who always had his eye cocked both always ways for justice, and perhaps, for Sun- dav. It seems he had fined an Irishman, who having used a little too much of the crayther, was foolish enough to let tho cra3'ther use him. Pat on leaving the ( office met a friend to whom he held forth: ; " By-jabers, I was fined, Martin !" j u Ah, who fined you nowT' ! That's tellin' just. 'T was a raon in there who's cither a justice of peace or piece of justice and I don't know which; , and he s left handed in both eyes." If you waut to marry, don't sneak aud honey round a girl without letting her inow what you are after. Make a bold stroke of it, and tell Miss Checkerberry that you want her hand, heart, and body for the parson, matrimony and population, Do it-like a man. The joyous manner in which the fair one consents will only be surpassed by its rapidity. For liking a proposition right out, hearty aud strong, , the ladies are No 1, silver top, cool and comfortable. Order a few for samples, . A Quick Thought. An Irishman having accidentally broken a pane of Mr Wells, AYilliams and Rev. Mr. Bouncy high, at thc farther end. bpveral Unna trlass iu street, was iuakin? the best kind rmmirrli to aecomnanv me ves- men were in the room, and one stretched V . ' Q of his way out of sight; but thc proprie- eeized him by the collar, exclaimed u-Lwi.. ...ii.. i " rn Vrnlrn mv rvtnAnm fiilln. lwl ..v .i.uv, um you not." "To bo sure I did." said Pat. "and did you not see ine running home for standing within enclosed courts, which The opium-pipe is a bamboo stick, a money to pay for it 7" 1 are shaded bv lare and venerable trees, bout two feet long, having a small a rrood deacon, making an official visit j Ar-nr nftiohbor. who was a verv un- popular man, put the usual question Arc vou'willin" to go my friend V " Oh yes," said the 6ick man. " 1 am glad of that," said the deacon, for oil thc neighbors are willing." ; i .air an--. - Canton Its Streets and Shops the Ho - nan Temple a Walk around the Walls Opium fcrnoiCing- the i east of Lan terns. , EditonalCorrcspoufcncc of the N Y. Tribune. r . pi - mi j o j. o lor.o ANTO, Vjtlina, luuday, bept. O, IbOJ. ; The steamer in which I left Maco on -Monday last, did not reach here until i daybreak, the next morning. Consequent ly, whatever there may be of the piotur , cfque or striking in the approach to Can ton, was lost to me. As the rapid dawn , of the South brightened into sunrise, I found that we anchored in the middle of the stream between the foreign Factories and the famous temple of Honan. The Pearl lliver, at this place, is not more than a quarter of a mile wide, and thick- ij. muuucu nuu juun.a, uunu uu.ua, uuu those crowded hulks which contain the i "floating population" an important item in the census of the city. What little , can be seen of the native part of Canton from this point is low aud mean, unre lieved by a single pagoda. Tho foreign j Factories on the contrary, inclosing a parallelogram of three or four acres, which extends dowu to the river, aro substan tial blocks of buildings, four stories in I l"glt. The open space has been turned : into a Botanical Garden, which is kept j in excellent order, as it affords, the resi- ' entered a labyrinth of smaller buildings, ! ous. Its victim becomes hopelessly in- with a fort, which completely commands: the nature of a fluid, that it may be pour -dents their only chance for agreeable ex- . in one of which was a printing establish- j volved in its fascinating illussions, and ' the city. It was taken without difficulty ed out of one vessel into another. It rw ;crcisc, except that of boating on the river. , ment, where the legends of Boodhism are . an awful death, such as I witnessed not by Lord Gough, during the English war, jes at the temperature at which it is c'x :In this garden four lofty flag staffs, plant- j multiplied in great quantities. Many of ( long since, is sure, sooner or later, to o- and every preparation was made to open haled from the lungs, but its tendency is ed at regular intervals, display the colors the books were illustrated with curious ( vertake him who indulges to excess. I a bombardment, when the ransom of 6,-' towards the floor, or bed of the sleeper, of America, France, England, and Dcn- ' mark, and in the centre a great Gothic 'Chapel stands on the sight of old llog ;Lane, renowned duriug the troubles of jlS'll. The factories are divided into 'different "hongs" English, American, j Danish, &c, but the foreign community (is crowded. into narrow bounds, hemmed in on all si'des by the jealousy of the na tive authorities, and a five minutes' walk, will embrace Its utmost limits. Adjacent to the factories are the streets occupied by tho Chinese "hong merchants," 'whose dealings are almost wholly with j foreigners, and tho markets and shops of i mechanics, which depend on foreign cus itom. The most noted thoroughfares are ; Old and New China streets, and Looking ! Glass and Spectacle streets, which in thoir ;qutrnt forms and brilliant coloring, their 'gay, bustling and lively aspect, resemble ; the bazaars of Oriental cities. They are narrow, the houses two stories in hioht ; with projecting roofs, the fronts of a dark j inverted cone of palo green surrounded 'blue or green'color, with a mixture ofjw5tu a fringe of golden anthers. The bright red, and still further relieved by I I the gilded hieroglyphics which cover the vertical swinging signs. Iu Old and , 'New China streets there are also English j signs which inform you that A-Kow or j ,Uu-ping deals in silks, or porcelain or ; .'lacquered ware, or ivory, or mother-of- ; I pearl, or sandal-wood, or silver. The i j predominant talent of the Chinese is their : faculty of imitation, and since their in- j tercourse with foreigners has become less restricted they have been obliged to a- bandon many of their former grotesque !models and accept others more consonant I with a civilized taste. This is shown in the patterns in Bilk, the form and style in pile, which is replenished until the flesh their articles of silver and ivory, and their , is roasted in cinders, and the bones cal furniture. The display in their shops is cined into dut. On our way back to tho as mcu FaciIce 10 iea 11 a3 1,0 W0U1U to learn correct English, while the Eng lishman in his turn; must pick it up as he would a new language. Fancy, for instance, a man going into one of the sil ver ware shops in New China ttrcets, and saying "My wantye two peice snuff box: can secure?" when his meauing is simply I want two snuff boxes- can vou tret J . C them?" To which A-Wing gravely an swers: can secure." Or, another declar ing; "My no savey that pigeon" which signifies in English: "I don't under- stand that business." If you make in quiries at a hotel you must ask: "what man have got top-side?" (who are up stairs?) and the Chinese servants will make answer: 1 wo peice captain, one peJce jos.n,an have got. (There arc U.Q captajns amj a clergyman.) It was sometime before I could bring myself to make me of tl.:a aKsurj aml barbarous jj.,,ro an$ u :3 cven vet very unDleasant ,n i.pnr ;f snnvn ilV ., i;i(r Ag far as . hfc ge . y concerncd Canlon has lktlo t0 offer thc travel. and j am Q thorousbly surfeited whb China that I have made no effort to see rrtrtrr tlisin tho most nroiiiinent obiects terday through the temple of Honan, on MVIV' AWM w i j tuv' "l'i'"'110 ... , . .... n ace of creat sanctity, embracing wituin . . ,,s h0Unds a well-endowed college of O Twii.Jcf nr;-a There are a number of ..,i,r oi.v? hoc n f tlift aoda. We first passed through a portal, placed a in advance, like the pylon of an Egyp- tian temple, with a colossal figure on each side of the watchers or guardians of the edifice. With their distended abdomens, copper they mi Magog. faces and fierce black eyeballs, i . .11 p i nt verv wen pass ror tiorr ana The temples wcre raassivcj ; - ik -f-pirW niifM r nflrr - 1 square structures, with peaked roof-?, con- taining colossal gilded statues of various divinities, most of whom were seated cross-logged, with their nanus ou tneir stomachs and a grin of ineffable good hu- mor on their faces. They wcro no doubt represented as having dined well, and therefore the more easily to be propitia- ted Wo reached tho main temple in time to witness the rites of the 13oodhist priests. Numerous candles and "joss- ; ready lor a second pipe, sticks" of sandal-wood were burning at j To my surprise I found tho taste of the the feet of the vast statues, and the shav- i drug as delicious as its smell is disagree-en-headed priests, thirty or forty in num- able. It leaves a swert, rich flavor, like ber, walked solemnly in a circle around the finest liquorice, upon the palate, and tho open space before them, chanting the gentle stimulus it communicates to thoir hviuns. The character of their 1 tho blood in tho luno-s. fills the whole chants were very similar to some of those USea in me uouian uathonc service, ana there were other features iu the ccremo- nies of the priests which showed tho same resemblance. I believe this fact has been noticed by other travelers. After the chanting was concluded, tho : had supposed that opium was smoked priests came out in siugle file, and passed entirely for the p irposo of mental exhi into the large building which they inhab- laration, and that to the smokers, as to it in common. Son:c of them paused to many" who int?xie;:tj themselves with ar- speak to Mr. Bonney, who was known to therr and whom they seemed to regard without the least animositv notwithstand- ini? his missionary character. We then woodcuts. A little further, we came up- on the stable of the sacred hogs, and were allowed a look at the venerated animals. Alas! like many human, their swinish nature was only increased and intensified by their exalted station. Very slothful and greedy were they. The temple, with its various attendant edifices, courts and garden?, covers an a- rea of forty two acres. The garden, how- ever, is a mere vegetable patch, with a pond of the sacred lotus in the midst. Several of these superb plants wero in bloom, and we bribed a laborer to wade out in the slimy pool, and procure us a few blossoms. The slepdcr stem, five feet in length upholds a brood cup, as elegant in form as the Warwick Vase, i i . i . i -i i and about eight inches in diameter, when fully expanded. The leaves have the velvety whiteness of alabaster, veined with delicate pencilliugs of the purest rose I color, and in the centre lies the fruit, an periume has mat lrcsu and healthy sweet ness which never cloys the sense. .1 he rose may be a queen among flowers, but tlie Lotus, sublime in its purity, grace and exquisite beauty, is a goddess. How gorgeous a show must its blossoms make, on tne White Nile, where, at the first ray of sunrise, tens of thousand flash open all at once, along leagues of shore. Beyond the pool was a littlo copse, in which stands a small building, used in the incremation of the dead priests. It is a simple chamber, with a small en trance, and vents for the escape of tho smoke. The body is placed on a funeral river we passed through the habitation of the priests, taking a look at their kitchens and rcfactorie number of the young 1 around us. lustin brethorn gathered around us, lustin strongly after the carnal gratification of cigars, and my whole stock was soon di vided among them. Mr. Bonney took of much me to visit a former abbot, a man tJ mf t- learning, who now lives in a quiet way, on a pension. Ho received us with much cordiality ard showed us his bachelor es tablishment of three rooms and a little garden, which were kept in great neat ness and order. lie was about sixt7 years of age, and his pale face, calm eye, and high, retreating brow, spoke of a so rene and studious life. Tn an inner chamber, however, I noticed one of those couches which arc used by the opium smokers, and the faint subtle odor of the l .'11 l I i il . r. !i i drug still hung about the furniture and the walls. In spite of the penalties attached to it by Chinese law, the smoking of opium is scarcely a eoucealed practice at present. I have seen it carried on in open shops in Shanghai, where there aro some streets ! which are never free from the sickoning j smell. It had always been my intention j to make a trial of the practice, in order ! to learn its eltects from personal experi ence, and being now on the eve of leav ing China, I applied to a gentleman re- eidin" here, to put me in tho way of en- invinrr si ninn nr two. lie w:is well ac- ! quainted with a Chinaman who is addic ted to the practice, and by an agreement with him, took me to his house last even ing. Wc were ushered into a long room, with a divan or platform about three feet , . I out on the piatiorm, was preparing ma nine at a lamp. The host invited me to ,.ifi, ,ciF nnwiicJfn f him fjnil n1nr.p ml vl,uv, y.- , . . K . 1 11 my head upon one or iuoso cane-neau stools, which serve the Chinese in lieu or pillows drum inserted near the cud, with' an a pcrture in its center. A piece of opium, about twice the size of a pin's head, is taken upon a slender wire and held in tho flame of tho lamp until it boils or bub- bles up. when it is rolled rnto a cylindn i i . i i j i ii r i .f ii.. r.a suane on uie arum dv ine aiu oi mu It loses its dark color by the heat-'ner, wire. j ing and becomes pale and soft. Having j been sufficiently rolled, it is placed over , the aperture, and the wire, after Dei no , inrusc through us center, to allow the air j to pass into tho pipo, is withdrawn. The pipe is then held to tho flame, and as the opium burns, its fumes are drawn into j the lungs by a strong and long-continued inspiration. In about half a minnto the ! portion is exhausted, and the smoke is body with a sensation of warmth and strcngtn. xiae fumes ol the opium arc no more irritating to the windpipe or t bronchical tubes, than common air, while they seem imbued with a richuess of vi- I tality far beyond our diluted oxygen I dent spirits, there was no sensual gratifi- ' cation in the more taste of the article. i The reverse is undoubtedly the truth, and : tho nractice. therefore, is doublv dancer- j have a pretty strong confidence in my own , power of resistance, but nothing could induce me to make the experiment a sec- ond time. Beyond the feeling of warmth, vigor and increased vitality, softened by a hap- py consciousness of repose, there was no effect, until after finishing the sixth pipe. i Mv spirits then became iovouslv excited, with a constant disposition to laugh; ' brilliant colors floated before my eyes, but m a confused and cloudy way, sonic- UUli 1U U UUlllUOtJU ilUU blUUU l ilj , aUllllJ- times converging into spots like the c'es in a peacock's tail, but oftenest melting into and through each other, like the hues of changeable silk. Had the physi- j cal excitement been greater, they would j have taken form and substance, but after i t i . i .i i smoking nine pipes I desisted, through fear of subjecting myself to some un pleasant after-effect. Our Chinese host informed me that he was obliged to take twenty pipes, in order to elevate his mind to the pitch of perfect happiness. I y home feeling rather giddy, and bee went me so drowsy, with slight qualms ot the sto mach, that I went to bed at an early hour. I had made an arrangement to walk a round the walls of Canton this morning, with Mr. Bouncy, and felt some doubt as to whether I should be able to undertako it; but after a deep and refreshing sleep, 1 .tll. 1 arose at sunrise heeling stronger and brighter than I had done for weeks past. The walls of Canton are about eight miles in circuit. This is but a limited ex tent for a city which contains upward of . a million of inhabitants and more than half the population probably live without the walls, on the side next the river. In those dark, narrow and crooked streets, which lie behind the Factories, the swarm of human beings is uninterrupted from tho earliest dawn until lafc in the night. We - set out at an hour wheu few of the Euro- peans were stirring, and the st already so crowded that it was streets were ready so crowueu that it was uimcuii to avoid contact with the porters and water carriers a contact to be shunned at all hazards. Though there was less noisome filth than in the streets of Shanghai, moro sonso!? th sin one wore offended, and T fi.1t much relieved when, after a walk of more than two miles, we came iuto a less thick- lv settled quarter. A Chinese city is the frrratnst of a abominations, and one ceases to wonder at the physical deformi tv. or the monstrous forms of licentious- uess which are to do iaunu among ine lower classes of the natives, when he has seen tho manner in which they live. Our road in many places skirted the m I it .1 n i .1 wall, which is of brick, about twentj'-five r . i i t . i l..i .1 feet high, and with a machicoiated para pet. At the angles there is sometimes a At rude squaro bastion, surmounted by an ornamental edifice probably a pleasure- i house belonging to gardens within. Wo passed several gates into all of which I looked, but could not see that the streets ; within diuercd in the least irom those i without. Near the south-eastern corner , Mr. Bonney entered suddenly, I following, j and we passed across the angle and out another gate, without any one attempting to hinder us. While wo were in the neighborhood of the factories, we were allowed to pursue our way unnoticed, but in the straggling suburbs on the eastern side, we were frequently hailed with the insulting cry of " Fan-qui " (Foreign Devil I) One old man, who was at work in his shop, made an exclamation as we passed, which Mr. Bonney translated thus : " I lifted up my eyes, and behold ! devils suddenly appeared before me !" One of these devils, however, belied the rdifirsifiter mven him. bv carrying with --- . . " i.i. I 1 I 1 f l...:.i;n Unikl Tl-llltll mm a uub ne aisinouieu wuu u uuuiai muuu, u.u.j. one, oiu or young, maiu ui jmaiu, cepting them with great willingness. Thev are too willing, in tact, lhe eare- lessness with which they take every thing that is offered them, shows a lack of re spect for their ..own faith, an absence of that inherent devotional spirit, which alone can servo as tho ground-work of their Christianization. At a gate near the north-eastern icor- we stopped afa tca-house? to take somo refreshment. A company of Chi- Why Epidemics Rag'G at Eight, uesc of the middle class, in the white It was in one night that four thousand garb of mourning, were waiting there, to persons perished in the plague of London, attond tho funeral of some friend. Tho, It. was by night that the array of Sen host brought us steaming cups of tea, or j nacharib was destroyed. Doth in Eng rather tea-stew, very itrong and invigora- j land aud on the continent a large propor ting, and a crisp sort of cake, seasoned . tion of cholera cases, in its several forms. with pork and suirar. Some of the Chi uese entered into conversation with 3Ir. tween 1 aud 2 o clock tu the morning. Bonuey, in a good-humored, friendly j The danger of exposure to the night air way, but one young dandy stretched him- has been a theme of physicians from timo solf upon the bench beside our table, and J immemorial ; but it is remarkable that indulged in some contemptuous remarks , they have never yet called in the aid of on foreigners. I was well satisfied to be .chemistry to account for tho fact, ignorant of the language, for his manner j It is at night the stratum of air ncar was so insolent that I could not have re-jest the ground must always be the most plied with the same mildness and pru-: charged with the particles of animalized dence as my companion. The suburbs uow ceased, and the open, cultivated country reached to the foot of the city wall. To the eastward extended I a fertile plain, dotted with villages as fariers. In da gases and various fcubstances as the White Cloud Hills, whose barren jot all Kinds, rise in the air by tho rare summits arose in the distance. We kept, faction of the heat. At night, when on, up a little valley, to some springs this rarefaction leaves, they fall by an under a hill on the northern side of the .increase of gravity, if imperftctly mixed city, which supply the only good water to with the atmosphere, while the gases be had. They gush up, strong and abun-! evolved during the night, instead of as- 1 dant, from the bottom of the dell, which 1 was crowded with water-carriers, going to 1 and from tho gates. The hill is crowned 000. 000 tendered by the Chinese mcr-iincold and unvcntilated roomys, chants, was offered and accepted. There; At Hamburg the alarm of cholera stfc is now a small garrison within it, but the; sentinel who stood at the entrance hastily j retreated within the walls as we approach- ed, and did not make his appearance again until after we had left. 1 The view from the fort is very fine, ta- king in the whole of Canton, the course of the Pearl lviver from Whampoa to the mountainous region in the west, the White Oloud Lulls, and the rich delta ot the viuuu j-i. - - v river, stretching away to the Bocca Tigris, The mountains which surround this wide landscape are bleak and Darren, and con- ?rast strongly with the garden-like beauty of the plain. The broad arms of the river, dotted with boats and junks, the many . .:n - i.if t. r .1 .t villages, half-hidden among groves fruit trees, the lofty pagodas that rise prastico, and those who have tried it as hore and there from the banks, and thejsert that they have now entire immunity crowded city- itself directly under the eye from the tropical fevers to which they the central point which unites the in-j were formerly subjected, terest of all these scattered objects com- j In the epidemics of the middle ages, bine to form a panorama unique but fires used to be lighted in the streets fo,r thoroughly Chinese in its character, and the purification of the air, and iu the affording as good a type of Chinese scen?-. plague of London, of 1665, fires in the ry as is readily accessible to foreigners, i streets were at one time kept burning ia The northern part of Canton rests upon ' ccssantly, till extinguished by a violent; the side of a hill, whose summit is crown-j storm of rain. Latterly, trains of gutt ed by a great equare, red temple, four powder have been fired, and cannon dis stories high. A slender pagoda, toward J charged for the same object, but it is ob the river, is the only other prominent j vious that these measures, although sound architectural object. About one third of j iu principle, must necessarily, out of the space of the wall is taken up with i doors, be on too small a scale, as measur gardens. We did not remain long upon , cd against an ocean of atmospheric air, the hill, which is in bad repute on account to produce any sensible effect. Within of the robberies committed in its vicinity. 1 doors, however, the case is different. It After descending to a little village, and is quite possible to heat a room sufficient passing several wet fields of lotu3 and the ' ly to produce a rarefaction and conse taroplant, we came again into the filth : quent dilution of any malignant gas and crowds of the outer city, and finally jes it may contain, and it is of course tha reached our starting-point, after an ab- air of the room, and that alone, at night, sence of three hours. I which comes in contact with the lungs of The Feast of Linterns (as it is called, tho person sleeping. Westminster Rev. though incor recti', by foreigners) is being celebrated here at present, but with much War Upon the Know ifothings. less splendor than usual, on account of j The Democraio Tress generally, from tho the disturbed state of society. The flow- ( Democratic Union aud Patriot down to er-boats on the river are all ablaze with the smallest ei.rht-bv-tcn sheet in tho .lamps, and the shops in the streets gaily I i ii . . i ii. . illuminated. J here are also "sing-songs (theatrical performances,) discordant in- publican, Governor Bigler's home organ, , struments of noise, and other sources of,comes to the sage conclusion that Kuow ! Chinese pleasure, but the whole display ' Nothings cannot treat foreigners a bro- s irregular, uaruanu aim uuen uutuiu ' -r i ir.,.. ri... t ii.:i- r iUa ui lauu viitiui n utu i nunc ui mosques of Cons .-awuuujiii-, auu cannon-thunders of the Night of Predes tination, the Feast of Lantcrus seems a, iarce in comparison. I I have been much interested in a visit" to Dr. Parker's Chinese Hospital. Some idea of thc good accomplished by this in-! stitution may be gathered from the fact that since its establishment more than forty-nine thousand persons have been. admitted. Dr. Parker, himself, is one of the most accomplished surgeons of our day; his gallery of portraits, exhibiting the tumors which he has removed, and r the collection of stones which illustrate his skill in lithotomy, would be to thc Museum of a. Medical His operations in lithotomy, especially, ' have been remarkably successful, as ho has lost but four out of. I believe, thirty-1 two patients. I am at present enjoying tho hospitali- ' ty of Mr. Gideon Nye, Jr., to whose taste for art we arc indebted lor the finest col- lection of paintings by the old masters,; which had ever been brought to America. 1 leave to-morrow for the long homeward voyago, via thc Cape of Good Hop", and this is mv last night on Chinese soil. You " T may have rightly conjectured that L am not partial to China, but this much I must admit : it is the very best country in the world to leave. n. t. An old pensioner got tipsy and uoify,. when a person jocularly disposed, asked. him what he did for a living ? He repliou that he "sucked a Dome a u.ui tAie , . it '. i l'i i rn. . time, and the uuiteu oiates xreasurv tho rest.' rn f . 1 J 1. i . i loieei its num. us a ieatner. and as happy as a butterfly, give, a poor family a, leuhul ahvav urkey, vegetables to roatohj and a filling ' J by . i nu!UI.SftRMHbi in of groceries and snu!ur vitAHtiqa, 'SttooUsbnre- Match su, 185L - Shave been observed to hare occurred be- matter given out from the skin, and del eterious gases, such as carbonic acid gas. ; the production of respiration, and sulphu- ; retted hydrogen, the product of the sew- conding, remain at nearly the same level. . It is kuowu that carbonic acid gas. at a low temperature, partakes so ncarlv of night in some parts of the city, was so great that many refused to go to bed, lest they should bo attacked, unawares, in their sleep. Sitting up, they probably kept their stoves or open fires burning for the sake of warmth, and that warmth j giving the' expansion to any deleterious I gases present, which would best promote their dilution in the atmosphere, the means ot safety were then uucousciously ( liiUilliO U ; assured, , have a At feierra Leone, the natives practice in the ticklv season of keeping hres constantly burning m their 1 huts at night, assigning that the fires kept ! away the evil spirits, to which they at tributed fever and ague. Latterly Eu i i i. i i of'ropeans have begun to adopt the same . . . . J . , , ; State, proclaim "war to the kuife against, the Know Nothings. The Clearfield Re thcrs. and that therelore a lMiow .otlt- . i , ii i ing.s cannot oc an acceptable curiauan in , t He Sight OI UOU 1 11C IV UOW OinillgS are no dobut obliged to the Governor's organ for this flattering compliment. 3t. " .... . .. . Xho I alley Spirit , a democratic paper published at Chambersburg, thus refers to the erection of Mr.Suydor, who has always been a Democrat, but who wa3 elected Councilman of thc Know Nothings, at the late election : ' The Democratic party of this borough notpremit the election of Mr. Sujder t0 be on iU back. It had nothing to do AVjfji that election. It do.es not operate u the dark, after the manner, of tho Donnc-Nugcnts, aud it will have no fel- i treasures, lowship with any secret political assoeia Collegc. tjon Those who wish to remain in co:b- nulnion with the Democratic church, must jjCep aloof from any organization whoso principles aroantagonistioal to those of tho Democratic party. Between Democracy ami Know Nonothingism there can be t peace, for their principles arc at war, uor cm diodes of one be diciples of the other, . tfani;ind may be divided thn, wt. ..u. those who1 can t. Somebody adverting for ar,nt3 to Mn a work entitled . 3Mneuial Instructor." i -ue "cst "y'-.enial instructor we kftwjf is a yourg Wid0w. 'hat she don't know, there is -d use in learning. : - ' . ' An object of " interest" A girl whmm income is three thousand a yoaiv' A carriage has been engaged movement that was "on foot." for tffa.