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IO- XXV1> _CHARLESTOWN, JEFFERSON COUNTY, THURSDAY, JILY 4, 1833. ~ "
^—|RT-wm-pi-. | | , _ i>fF* 1U» rt ,u****- *“■». w - I II ^- - IJUWM.Y- S. MEEatMMER. j _ CONDITIONS | TWO DOILAU 4mnOTS. PM .INAT *. If. Taxable half yearly; but Two Poutai i * **• received a* payment in full, if paid entirely in advance. Whenever payment is <lcferret! bevonJ the expiration of the year, iutcreal will be charged. ADVERTISING. The terms of advertising, are : For a square or lea*, frl, for three insertions —larger ones in the same proportion. Each continuance, “5 cents per square. <£?■ All advertisements not ordered for a specific time, will be continued until forbid, end eksigtd accordingly. R* S. Blackburn, alt. 0. HA^ ING located himself, for the practice ' of lus profession, respectfully offers his J services to his fellow-citizens. ||c may be found at FAIR VIEW, the residence of his uncle, Mr. IVm. Z. Sixclaib. June 13, i*33.—4t. I FOR RENT, A comfortable du elling House, a near the Presbyterian Church in! ITT has a large and fine garden attached — 8 It will he rented until the first uf April next, and possession given immediately. Fur further particulars, apply to AUltAUAM Ii>LEK. j June 13, 1333. Lumber Yard in Shep herd stolen. U XII IF. subscriber begs leave to inform tbc public, that in couueclton with his store, be has opened an extensive LUMBER YARD, and it now prepared to supply all demands for seasoned M kite and YtUow Pint W-iVf, either I loch, I roch, 1 inch, li inch. II inch. I V or 3 inch—«ls<>, 1 inch and t inch Poplar Plank. Fencing Boards, Shingles, white am) yellow piuc, oak and poplar Joist, with a va riety of other lumber usually kept in lumber yards. Having ’aid in at present a supply of 300,-1 000 FEET, piled with stirks, in addition to arrangements made for the future, he can assure the public that a general stock of Luin ker will be kept up at his yard, where they can bs furnished on the most reasonable terms. ^ J. F. HAMTRAMCK. Shepherds town, June IB), 1833. THE co-partnership heretofore existing under the firm of Rupert &. k'ownsiar,. was dissolved by mutual conseut on the ljt Inst. All persons indebted, are requested to come forward and settle their respective dues 1 with U. 11 Rupert, upon whom it has dc ’ solved to close the concern. j U. II. RUPERT, K. kOWNSLAK. May 30, 1S33.—6t. O. H. HXTFZSRT RESPECTFULLY informs bis friends and the public, that be has just received, at tbc old stand, a supply of J%>w Good*, which makes his assortment good. He it1 determined to sell cheap; and hopes by strict 1 attention tomeriba share of public patronage. Smilhfteld, May 30. 1»33. MMl**oiutloH of Copartner _ *hip. fW^HE partnership heretofore existing un 8. der the name of Smith fc Farnsworth j was this day dissolved by mutual consent— All persons indebted to the said firm will nlfllia In coma t.irmrnrA m>br otttsmrnl. 1 as the subscribers are desirous of settling up their business ns speedily possible. JOHN F. SMITH, HENRY S. FARNSWORTH. Smith held, June 90, 1*33. effort .Vftr Good*! THE subscriber would respectfully inform I be public that he has made his second . visit this season to Baltimore, and returned ' with a handsome assortment of OHBAT MEW 000138, all bought since the great decline in priees, which enables him to otter them much lower than heretofore. B. T. TOWNER. Shepherdstown, June 13, 1333. rtnn. Barrels No. 1, Bounty Her rings, (first run,) 18 bbls. Susquebannah Shad, trimmed and tmtriinmed. 8 bbls. North Carolina Shad, trimmed and untrimmed, 10 bbls. No. 1 and 9 Mackerel, just received and for sale by J. F. HAMTRAMCK. Shepherdslnwn. Mar 30, |<U. Ilf*. 4* N. JV. Ancle non OW have their supply of strut o OOOZ38 and in addition to Um stock usually kept by them, hare a general supply of Carpenters' Tools, and Blacksmiths' Files, : Pterew rlet«»s, Re. Also, a general assortment of Iron—Cast, Shear, American end English Blister STEEL—Wheel Buses, Cruu Cut Raws, k«. Re. Harpers-Ferry, May 9, 1*33. HUMPHREY KEYES m now receiving end opening, his Spring Good*, furthufd since the depression la the prices of many articles. Charlestown, May 9, 1333. Bmcon mnd JLmrd. fpilf subscribers hare for sate, about )&.• ■ » pound* prime RAOOH, »od a large quantity of LAUD. W k ft. B ANDERSON. Harpers-ferry, March I*, 1*33. Lemma mnd Ornnge* JUST received by ff KEYES. C&arlestown, Jane 13, 1633 48 GLOBE TAVERN, •ST IL1RPERS-FF.RRY, F.f. ( On S/trtmiiui*uh-St ) IS prepared to accommodate, in the most agreeable manner, company travelling to ind from this place. The House is spacious, and has recently undergone various repairs, adding to ita convenience and agreeableness The public generally shall receive the most satisfactory accommodations, and a generous support is confidently cspected by their hutu bie servant, JOHN FITZSIMMONS. May Iti, IS33—tf. N. B.—Private families, travelling, ran be accommodated. J. F. COACH .ItAKiX'G. TIIF. subscriber tenders his grateful thanks to his friends and the publio for the li beral patronage heretofore received, and is j determined, If prices to suit the tiroes, and ; strict attention to business, are any in ducements, to merit further favors from a generous public. Having selected a first-rate stock of materials, and experienced workmen in his employ, be feels confident in stating to those who may favor him with their cus tom, that they may depend on having their w ork well executed, lie has attached to his establishment a Coach Smith Shop, and is therefore enabled to make and repair Steel Springs of all sorts; and furnish work with puncuality, and at a lower price than for merly. Carryalls of all sorts on hand suitable for any purpose. Old Carriages, Gigs, kc. kc. takon in ex change for better ones. All sorts of work in his line repaired at any notice, and at fair prices. Silver and Brass Mounting kept on hand ; and if Kirk haint got 'em, he’ll git 'em. His Shop is two doors east of the Stage i if’,.'.' at i' k irn.' Shephcrdstnwn, May 30, 1833. N. B—Three Apprentices will be taken to the above business, if immediate application be made. Boys from 14 to 16 years of age will meet with a tolerable chance. Coarh •'fianu factory. THOMAS SHBPAED ( Huuhilir, Londoun street, < /etc daart .Yarik •/ Ikt f’mlley Bank,) RESPECTFULLY informs bis friends and • the public generally, that he has just returned from the Northern cities, at which places he purchased a general assortment of materials, among which are all sorts ef Brass Mounting. He feels assured that he can fur nish his work at as low prices as can be had of the same quality in this or any other place. He is now prepared to make, at the shortest notice, any description of C.1RRI.1UE8 ; and when novelty is required he will prepare a drawing to suit the ideas of persons wishing it. Hepairs of every description, in his line, done in the best manner and on the most ac commodating terms. Old work painted with the same can as new, and with despatch_ He has several second-hand Carriages, Ba rouches and (Jigs, which lie will sell low_ Order* from a distance executed with punc tuality. All kinds of silver and brass plating done at his establishment^! the best and cheapest manner. April 11, 1833—ly. NOTICE TO ITOOSKOLDSBI. FIMIK ft took holder* of the “ftmiihfield, j a ^pinniuwn, am inrprn-rrnj i um pikc Company," are respectfully notified, that the following instalments are required to be paid to Humphrey Keyes, Esq. Treasurer of the Company, upon those subscriptions the whole of which hare not heretofore been called in, to wit: An Instalment of ii per share on the 1st days respectively of each oL the months of June, July, August, September, j October, November, and December, ensuing. ' By order of the Board, ANDUr.W HUNTER, Bet's. April S3, IKK. _ jyOTMCK. AM. persons indebted to the estate of Hamilton Jefferson, der’d, and to the l estate of Smith Slaughter, dec'd, are hereby informed that the said estate* have baen com mitted to me, a* administrator 4* iiwii urn, and that all debts due te the said estates must be paid to me. RICHARD WILLIAMS, Sktr*Jf if Jrjjtrum <. un/y. April 1«, 1SW—If. TVn.Yi.Yv7 THF public are repeetfutly informed that all kinds of TURNING, In Wood. Brass, Iron, and Steel —also, Turning Lathes, Screw Plates, Stocks, Tans and Dies, Bench Screws of wood or iron. Mill Serews, fee k«v, ran he 1 dona in the best manner, and at the shortest. notice, at the establishment on the Island of Virximos, near Harpera-Earry. May 2, 1*03—if. B \RRKLS prime old WHISKEY, that will ba sold cheap by WM. CLEVELAND k Co. June 20, 1*33 □ Herrin**. BSRRr.lJt prime No I lIF.RltlNO* for sale by WM- CLEVELAND k Co. June jO. 1*23._______ Milk ttmlu. I SOUR cases rerr elegant blnck and white Satin Bearar Hats, just re. c.ved sod for sale by J Y. H AMTRAMt'K. Shepards town, May JO, 1*JJ. -1* wi imu nj UK* OH] Ki.pIi sli poet SniiUT, n»i tin? >k-alh of Charlct |. I be plot i<-« of onr mortal mmi-, A*'*’ *Mo* *, turf siiltManlial tilings; 1 l*tv ia no aniMM- a^alnat f»t.*; Lh-utii la. a In. ir, ImihI -mi Linp: M«*«-p*iv? Mini ernk u Mua luuthk: iluan, AimI in IIk* iluat Ik fs|iial nui<l< " »bt- poor nookcii ar. tin.- ami ipaili'. 1 I Some met, aa i»u .word. ms* nilp j | Ami pUi.i Iriali launle wbov tf*-y kill; il lhit tln u .tim.p m nes a« laat muat jivlil; (| I lny tmiic but one* auoUu r Mill; li»rly or !;.t. Tin. atiM»p to f:ife, At>«] most pii'iip ilu-ir tniirniiiMi.g Imuili, i " **«-•» tiny, |kJc i-iipliii a. im p t0 ■U-atli. 1 Im- pnUn.li wither on yiair brow : •*hii» bait on iu<>rv r.wr lui^bt\ L |hhi lUutb'a luiqite *lur now. See when* the- net or rirtira bio d»! \ mir tuuat «-<>nn- . 1 l ii tlx roM toiuli— Only the •M-tioua of tin- ju*t Smell liist, mix! hlotaoin ill (lie il'iat. mmmmmmmmmmm——. 1 _• TlisccUancoHM. THE LONESOME POST-OAK. About seven miles north of this town 1 is a very remarkable spot; a solitary1 post-oak stands in tho barrens, in the 1 • torks of the toads, and has obtained , universally the name of “the solitary post-oak.** In the earlv settlement of this country, .bout thirty-five years ago, this waa the only tree to be seen fur many miles round, (whence its na,n*‘). It was then tall, green, and, nourishing; it is now, however, a leaf- 1 less, branchless, thuuder-riven, shat tered, trunk; sending up its shaft as straight as the mainmast of a ship of war. Superstition has heretofore and alii! guards the spot; the tree is looked upon with something like the tame ve-. Deration with which the Egyptian re gards his pyrtmids, those grim senti* ; Dels ot eternity. The place is remark* i able fur a very severe battle fought by Big llarpe and Davis. The big llarpe j and little llarpe, hit brother, were the terror of the surrounding country, in those early times. Two more execra- j bis monsters never disgraced humani ty. They lived with two women as bad as thein»elt e«, in a cave about twenty ' mile* from litis tree. Blood anil mas sacre were their delight. It was their custom to salljr forth, anil without anyi reason, to murder without distinction all the meo, women, and children, they i could find. As the country filled up, the people ‘could no longer submit to (heir horrid depredatioos. Meo aotl dogs collected and took the pursuit.— They cauie on the two Ilarpe* in a nar* row valley, at about two miles from this tree. They immeniatcly mounted their horses, and dashed oQ‘ in the ill- i rection ot tire cave. In going about | five miles, Davis, whose horse was very fleet,had left his compaoionsand caught up with the big Ilarpe, he having pre viously separated with his brother, the little ilarpe. Here were two powerful men, arm ed with rifles, butcher-knives, toma hawks, by themselves, far from help, and bent on death. Davit well knew ' that if overpowered he would certainly be kilted j and Harpe determined to die rather than to be taken alive.— They pasted and rc-paseed each other, frequently making blows without eflect, each dreaded to fire for fear of missing, and thereby placing himself at thn mer cy of hi* adversary. Finally the horse of big Ilarpe fell with and threw his rider, and then rose and galloped olt Ilarpe apraog to hi* feet and fired at Davis’s horse, which reared and fall.— iney were not now more than ru yards apart. Ilarpe, whose sagacity was equal to his courage anil villainy, kept dodging and jumping from side to side, approaching Davis, however, by imper ceptibledegrees. Davis discovering he J would soon loose the benefit of the gun,1 now fired in his taro, but without ef fect. Kach man now drew itis knife, and they closed in mortal struggle.— ' Very aoon they fell side by aide, but at this juncture a large wolf-dog of Dat is'cametohisassistance,anil seized Ilarpe, by the throat. This produced a diversion in favor of Davie, who im-1 mediately recovered himself and slab-' bed Ilarpe to the heart. Tha hideous yell which the wretch sent up ig said to be still heard on dark nights ring-', ing wildly along the heath. Some of l)at is* friends soon joined him—They ! dug a Holt, and buried Ilarpe at the foot of the Lonesome Post-Oak. | I Little Ilarpe escaped, went down i the Mississippi, and joined the eel-bra ted Mason and hit gang at Stack Island, ' Soon after Ilarpe joioad him. Mason attacked a flat boat from Cincinnati, I aod killed all tha hands. For this a ^ large reward was offered for Maaon, to obtain which little Ilarpe decoyed < him to Natchez, and there informed 11 against him and betrayed his friend.— ! On Mason's trial, Ilarpe himself was recognized, was tried, and found guil- ji ty ; aod on the same day that Mason was hung, he also eipialed his crimes on tha gallows, This Mason was a very remarkable and aitraordmary man. lie was distinguished by a strong disable row of under and upper teeth, that clinched together with the energy of a steel trap. F. Jfoj'kuurillf, Kentucky. r < inr jpcwcwo i mfiler. MRS. MOHHK1J/S NARRATIVE. Narrative of a Voyage to the Ethiopia anti I Suuth Atlantic Ocean. Indian Ocean, Chinese | «ea, and North and Auuth Pacific Ocean, in he years 1S2S, *30, and 31, by Abby Jane Morrell, who accompanied her husband, "apt Benjamin Morrell, Jr. of the aebr. An arctic; small octavo. New York, J. It J. Harper. A pretty purade of Seaa and Ocean* hear to have been visited by a lady before ter twenty-tiflh year, and to quote from the •tie-pane, '* Ur foudnes* rather than by prodt-nrr led. ** This volume i* dedicated by the author*** o her country women, who* will doubtless velcnme it a* every thiug coming from a la ly should be. A pretty portrait of a rather •retty female accompanies the volume. This »f course i* the author?.*. Me extract a description of the i* a specimen of the work : ‘•Turning from a look at (lie moun ting, anil extending your gaze over :he ocean, a sea-bird of equal size and arger wing may every day be teen.— l*he Albatross it remarkable in his isbita at well at in size, lie it a web noted bird, reoetubling in tome de cree the domestic goose. The bill it nore hooked than that of the goose.— I’he great length of wing givet the al latrots superior swiftness in it* flight o alt other tea-birds; and, large as he a, he skims with the fleetnes* of a • wallow over the water.catching every thing that comet in hit way. lie is a ;reat feeder, and sometimes acts the glutton to tuch an extent at to be easi ly taken while retting on the smooth turface of the tea. It it amusing to watch his flight after the flying full, ie poises, scale*, and turns to adroitly. Vhe albatross appears to have no regu lar home, but courses over half a world for his food at different seasons of the fear ; he is not only found at the Cape if Good Hope and on the North-West Uoast, but also at times in the Austral leas. He flies so easily that he clears limself of a storm by rising above it, ind keenimr himself them until the whirlwind has passed away. The al batross is lame, but not courageous, for he is often beaten to death by small er birds, and makes but a feeble resist ince. The extent of their wings,when ipread, is ten or twelve fact in general, but they grow to a much larger aixe. They are never taken fur food, even by the Indiana ; they are too coarse and oily for food for any thing. The alba troaa ia seldom killed by American or European sailors; they have mms su perstition that it betides ill-luck to kill them. Perbsps this insy aris* from the fact that this bird has often visited vessels farther from land than any athers, and, as ths sailors say, has taken more pains to board them than all the rest of the feathered tribe.— Some of the largest of these birds have been killed.and brought to this country; but in general their lives are spared, for it requires a very brave man to op pose e superstition entertained among the mariners, as all the misfortunes of the voyage ere alwaye charged upon any violence done to a settled preju dice. Ignorant men wilt more readily do violence to a positive command of their Maker than to a fixed error of the imagination. Coleridge, the poet, has, made much ose of this superstition in his poem called the ‘Kitneof the An cient Mariner.'" A GALLANT EXPLOIT. Xapoleou's famous expedition into Italy was laid out with reference to the actual existence of a communica tion between Prance and Lombardy, by the Simplon, and in May, 1800, (ien. Bethcncourt set out at the head of eighteen hundred men and eight pieces of cannon, to seek a new route over the Alps. The adventures of this forlorn hope of the Simplon are detail ed by Disjonvil, second in command of the expedition, in e despatch to Berliner; and never was a story moro French or more interesting. At one rdace. in the midst nf Ihc mountains. they found that tho rude bridge over which they had to pass had been swept iway by an avalanche. The chatm w** lixty feet broad, with perpendicular • idea, and a torrent roaring at the bot tom ; but Cian. Be theocourt only re marked to tha men that they were vrdered to,Croat, and crota they mutt.1 \ volunteer speedily pretented himtelf, alio, clambering to the bottom of (he precipice, eyed deliberately the gloomy (ulf before him. In vain " the angry ipirit of the water* shrieked,*' for tha re term—a mountaineer, pes Itaps,him ielf—saw that tha foundations of the wi<lge, which were nothing more than voles in the bed of tha torrent to re :rive the extremities of tha poles, which had supported a transverse pole ibova, were still left, and aot many Vet under the surface, lie called to vis companions to fasten the end of a :ord t« tho precipice above, and (ling Jown the rest of the coil to himi with this burden un hie shoulders, ho then itepped boldlv,but cautiously, into tha water, fixing his legs in the foundation vole* of tho bridge. As ho sunk deep *r and deeper in his progress through [he roaring stream, bending up against [he current, and teeming to grapple with it at a human enemy, it may be magined that the spectacle was view-] ed with intense interest bj his com rades above. Sometimes the holes were far apart, and striding from one to the other, it seemed a miracle that be was not swept away; sometimes they were too shallow to afford sufli cient purchase, and, as he stood sway-1 ingand tottering for a moment, a smo | thered cry barst from the hearts of the spectators, converted into a shout of triumph and applause, as he suddenly sprung forward another step, plunged his body into a deeper crevice, and re mained steady. .Sometime* the holes1 were too deep, a still greater danger ;j and once or twice there was nothing! visible of the adventurer above the surface but his arms and his head, his i wild eyes glaring like those of a n-1 ter demon amidst the spray, and hi* teeth seen firmly clenched through thc| dripping and disorderly mustachio.— The wind, in the mean time, increased every moment as it swept moaning through the cavern; whenever it struck the water, the black water rose with a burst and a shriek. The spirit of human daring at last conquered, and the sol- i dier stood panting on the opposite pre ' c*pjce. What was gained by the ex-; ploit ? I he rope stretched across the chasm and fastened firmly at cither side, was as good as Waterloo bridge to the gal hint Frenchmen. General llethencourt himself was the first to follow the volunteer, and after him a thousand men, knapsacked, armed and accoutred, swung themselves one by uije across the abyss, a slender cord their only support, and an Alpine tor rent their only footing. The terror of the Austrian post may be conceived, when they saw a thousand men rushing down upon them from the Alps by pas sages which nature herself had fortified with seemingly inaccessible ramparts! The famous battle of Marengo took place immediately afier; and the con-1 atruction of the military road over the Simplon shortened the* distance from Paris to Milan by nearly fitly leagues. [/I tUh't lHcUtrempte JhmmaL Krtnn thr J*orthifitl. tihrrtierr. YANKEE MANAGEMENT. Our Southern brethren are perplexed to know how it is, that they, with rich land, a warm sun, and staple produc i lions giving an ineome of from four to .twenty per cent., aro becoming poor and cashless, while we Yankees are becoming rich, and are having money, if not in abundance, at least as much as is necessary. If they would cornel among us, an J study our economy, the answer would soon strike them. One little instance is no bad example of that Yankee economy and skill that turns all things, even the worst to advantage. | It may not be generally known that ; many parts of our State, our school masters arc not only ‘boarded round,’! [ so as to aare the drawing of the pay of the school master’s board from the .school fund—-that is, the shoolmaster i is boarded a week here, and three days there, according to the number of chil dren—but that ihe schoolmaster is of I ten * bid oft ’ or * put up at auction,’ as are our paupers—snd the lowest .bidder in the district takes him, as the ; highest bidder takes an article at a | regular auction. j The writer of thisArticle, when pre paring to be a college boy, being short of funds, and with no other means of getting money than by keeping school, hired out as schoolmaster lor ten dol lars a month. This was all the school district could afford to givr, as their fund was small; and even with this .small sum given, it was necessary to board the schoolmaster as cheap as possible. The school committee,there fore called the district together into a new, neat, convenient and comfortable| school house, and in lus presence, a scene of this sort took place. •Auctioneer.—* What will you take him lor?’ 1st IlidJer.— ‘One dollar and twenty five cents a week.* Auctioneer. — -One dollar twenty five, one dollar twenty five.* 2d Mdder.—% One dollar twelve cents1 and a half. * 3d /adder. — * One dollar.* Auctioneer.—‘One dollar, who’ll, take him for less than one dollar r One ! dollar, Vne dollar, any body less t— Who *f>eaks ?* 4th /tidder.—* Seventy five rents.* 3th /Udder. — * Mevanty cents.* Anil thus the bids went on, the sue-I tihneer evrlsimmg as usual in the mean • time, till the schoolmaster was but off at forty cent* per week! Yes, the lowest bidder took him on board for i forty cente per week. On going home 1 with this bidder, a sociable, happy man, whose house had mnro comforts snd luxuries than nine tenths of the house* of the rich planters in ihe iota tior of the Mouther* fount r v.«nd whose table was as good as many sit down at, paying fourteen dollars a week for board, the writer held the following dialogue: llow on earth ca* you afford to board •• for forty cente a wrrkr* Ant.—* I make money by it, and have your company in the bargain.* * lf»»w SO ?* * \' hy you will bond with tnc tour 1 h« whole pay for Dnartl Hill t>« gj M>. Mr taxes are a tattler over aix dollars. Now. | have bread enough, meat enough. p«*.,!iry enough, cider enoogh—in short, enough am* more thao enough of every thing nerec aary to eat and drink. 1 have ennui.1. thing but money. All I u •.* ol money is to pay mv taxes. But, in order to raise these six dollars, it f do not get a town order for your boau!r I mutt make a journey to Portland ui Hath, vviih three times the produce rmt will eat, and from all this 1 find it dif ficult to raise aix dollars in rath._ 1 hcrcfoie I make tnouey by keeping you to eat ihie produce, and have tour company these long winter evening* in the batgam. I hus you tee I am interested in boarding you even at lor ty cents a week.' No\r, we give this to all our South ern brethren, as a specimen of tho manner ir. which we Yankees li*« and thiive. Let them do likewise, and their country will be the richest and happiest on the globe. Here wo are shivering in nummer, with corn but three laches high to the most, while they are enjoying the blessing* ol mid summer, sod have corn almost ready for harvest. — I.VTH \OR|j|\ \kY DISCOVERY. have met with a singular article ire a late number of the Journal <U Smnrne, re ceived at the office of tbe Halt more Cia zalta. It states that a me»t interesting discovery has recently been nude in Mol davia. rthieh consists in extinguishing eve ry kind of tire or conflagration, by throw ing chopped stratr upon it. The Agricultu ral Society of Bruno, on the 27th January last, made sevcial experiments to lest tho truth of tbe diveorery, w hich were attend ed with complete success. It was found, that on pouring into a lire, giease, pitch, or spirits of wme, already burning in jars, and afterward* throwing chopped straw upon the whole,the tire was almost imme diately extinguished. The Society also caused a large lire to be made with atraw. billets of wood, faggot*, paper and sheafs ol wheat, and, when the whole waa well kindled, the lire was extinguished in a mo ment by the same means before. It ie somewhat remarkable that tbe chopped atraw used in these experiments, so far from being consumed by tha fire, waa found, on the contrary, almost untouched, and could he used a second time for tha same purpose. A bor of iroo heated red hot, and thrust into a basket filled with chopped straw, not only failed to aet tho straw on fire, but became tensibly cool.— A last trial eooaisted in putting into a heap ofebonped atraw. some inches in depth, a bag or wheat, upon which waa spread a quantity of gun powder covered wilh sheets oi paper, and then covering the heap with bundles of straw, which worn set oa fire in different places—after the straw wes entirely consumed and the ashes swe|»t aw ay,the chopped straw underneath was found untouched, and the hag, vsith tho powder and paper,was withdrawn from tbe heap without having keen in the slight est degree affected by the fire. It it to be remaikeii that it ta necessary to throw the chopped straw with some force upon the flames, and to stir it after wards, if |>osti hie. VJijor Jm k Ikivtiinj give* the following ac eouni nl'the mhutraphr of ihr bridge at N. York. •• I spurn you will are by the papers how wa , all like to got iliow m d yesterday going aero** [ .v httle bridge between the castle and O>o ' garden. “ H was a pc»ky narrow %|ueak for me and the Prevalent, lie w*< ruling over *x a great tine h"»», and I w:»» walking along by tho »i«lc of hini am! try ing t<> clear the way a lit tle, for they crowded upon ti* so, there was uo getting along, and hardly a chain* to breathe. H hen we go* under the areh wo *t°lVd * little bit fur the crowd to clear a * way, when all at once I thought I heard something rrurk Hay* I, firneral, yon bet ter go ahead, fm afraid there's mischief bru •nS here. At that he gave hi* ho** a In k and pud.ed through llw crowd, but we h td’nt got more thiin a rod, before «ra*h went tin bridge hi hind u* all down in a heap, ami two loll hou«r* on top of it, jud as many as a howl red folk* «pla*lw-d into the water, all mixed up together, one top of tothrr. THo President lo.d.rd ovrr hi* shoulder. and wr |; 4 I »l* salr In hind him, called out for Mr. t an Pnrert, and isked me to run and if |,e was hurt. I told him he had f'»rgot himself, for Mr. tan Ruren was'nt in the i ompany; hul Mr Woodbury and Mr Ca*s were in for it, fur I could see them floundering about w the water now. Him, Major, said tha Presi dent. run a-.d give them * hit. Taka Mr. t\ <h I bury hrst, you know I can't spare hie.,. • H*», there was a parcil of n* took hold and want to haulms* of Vm out of tl'e wat<r like so many drvw.wd rats Hat w« got 'em sll out alire tiesjit a few young thn /* they railed dandies, they hxihr j v, after the* got wet all over that we eould'nt mvln out wbe ther they wrre alirr or deaj. j*o we Jaat 'em up to dry and left Vm , at.d I w«nt on to balp the President re• ,c«* thr troop on tha battery as tiny call it , and a grand place it is tu." £n<*r -On the lt»th last., tha f.'rrca .Vm*. Iil.ii, iirir Randolph, V sriiwnt, were rku* • »fh snow The cold w »* so sever* thvt larga flr«« w*r* neeamary for msnfort It i* tho't that fl>e vegetation ).«» not been much injur ed inoogk u* pt ogress will hr tome a hit retarded ' Southern papar *ay*~•' M a Inara by a i*ftrr from Nome that ftoctor l.nglpswi i* bu •dy rogaged m wrMiag. at the reHoest of Car ■Jrnal H eld. a rrtttgaf exp! mat ion of the ret* mon», „f (ha f hutch IK* work will pi >bshly he printed ta Rome, and after ward* reprif.ted <n Ammea.” T*.e e*lu» of tha orosiwerts in gold and Silser, bntoogmg to the ehurrhe* in Mexico, *• ( -uupuud at thirty tiotiv j1 d'diag*.