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WARREN DAER, Bdltor and Publish*-r. VOL. 1. MARIPOSA PROFESSIONAL CARDS. H. A. MfCRKITT AI.KX. HKKKIMi. JftEHHMTT « MMEERIJTG, ATTORNEYS* AT LAW. Office on Main utrect, between Fourth uml Fifth, MARIPOSA. altf ALEX. DEEUINO, NOTARY PUBLIC. Ilenr; (>. Worthington, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. Office in Fremont'* Adobe llouae, corner Mainnml Fifth at*, altf MARIPOSA. R . H . DAL Y , COUNSELLOR AT LAW.* DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND NOTARY PUBLIC; MA RIP OS A, Office in the Court Houae Building. nS-tf HAUL. B. AU*ON H. B. BARBU. ALISON K HARRIS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, MARIPOSA . Office on Main, between Fourth and Fifth Sth. altf DR. IV. S. KAVANAUOH. OFFICE —ON MAIN STREET, OPPOSITE DR. lIUBBELL’S DAGUERREAN GALLERY, MARIPOSA. altf J . S . WATTS , JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR TOWNSHIP No. 3. Office on Main street, two door* below the post Office, MARIPOSA. altf ALFRED F. WASHBURN, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE FOR TOWNSHIP No. 3, |OFFK’E IN MARIPOSA altf XDr. A.. «T. IjASotor, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, LOWER AQUA FRIO. OFFICE—FIRST DOOR BELOW WHIITIER-S HOTEL. DR. L. WILL DEVOTE HIS ASSIDUOUS AT tention to the examination and treatment of such emeu amt disorders an may 1*“ brought t*» hi* notice. Personal attendance will I** given in any part of the County, on abort notice, when required. a new Htock of Medicine*, pure and froth, jnut re ceived. Agua Frio, July H, lKsf>. altf DR. JAMES L. CLARKE. OFFICE —‘ PINE TREE HOUSE,” CORNER FIFTH AND MAIN STREETS, MARIPOSA. altf J. B. ISB AIL, DENTIST, MAIN STREET, MARIPOSA, Formerly of Philadelphia. (pens.) is pkrma nenlly located in Maripo*a, having a comfortable and convenient Office, next door to the Pari lie Expre** with all the neoeaaary Instrument* and appliance*. Will do any kind of work (hat i**rtain* to the pr'ifeashm of |ienli*try, in a manner which *nall give entire satisfaction, or the money refunded. Artificial Teeth inserted on Gold Plate or on I’lvot, a* the ca*e may require Tth Plugged with pure Gold, or extracted. Children'■ Teeth regulated a lien nee-* aary, and all ffi*eaMea of the Gum* treated, the moat of which are called acurvy of the gum*. Cure, or no pay. Chloroform administered, if deidn-d. Term* reasonable. Examination free altf R . B . THOMAS, ARCHITECT AND CARPENTER, Will fumi*h Design* foe Building*. SjH'ciflration*, Bill* of Lumber, E*timatc of etc., and undertake Building* on moderate term*. All work entrusted to hi it will be executed with i.eatnc** and dt>patch. Shop on Bullion atruet, unar Concert Hall. Jyhtf Ur. 11. J. Paine, DENTIST, LATE OF THE FIRM OF PAINE k BEERS, DENTISTS, SAN FRANCISCO, I* bow |«ennanently located at H O Ml JV i T S , TIT'HERE HR WILL BE HAPPY To ATTEND TO CALLS y f in hi* profession. Having, during an extensive prac tioe of seventeen year*, made many improvement* in the Oental Art, and a**i*ted materially in bringing it toil* pres ent high atate of perfection, he feel* warranted in paying to all tho*e wishing Denial operation* performed, or Artificial Tuelli inaarted, on fine gold plate, that hi* work cannot be excelled In the United State*. Tenua moderate. Uonaulta tion* free, N. B—Dr. p. will make. occa*ionally, professional vlalta to the neighboring Town., when he will attend person* at their residence*, upon application, either by letter or other *i™. , It( i)R. Tllomas PAYNE. WOHO-AI Hr. A. 1). ll.yce'. Drug Store, oppo.it« th« Yi.Hv.mt.' Hotel, where lie may be oouuilUd »t HU hour.. ,Uf It. li. Hall, ATTORNEY AT LAW, MERCED KALIS, UEBCED COUNTY. altf • JOHN A. LENT, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, No. A 2 Montgomery Block, Montgomery afreet, al tf San Fit a\t i sco. I. K. OAEpEN T I E E, COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC, Corner Merchant and Montgomery street*, altf San Francisco. TIN-SHOP .... AND... STOVE-DEPOT, Next door to Phillip* Hotel, Mariposa. THE UNDERSIGNED, GRATEFUL FOR PAST PATRON age, announce* to the Public that he continue* to offer for sale a large a**ortaM > nt of PARLOR AND COOKING J*TOVFH : TINWARE AND HARDWARE : CARPENTKNRS' AND MINERS’ TOOLS; CAMPHKNE AND Oil. LAMPS; lead iin l : and pumps. Sheet Iron, Copper, Tin and Moc worked to order. AM* All work done to order promptly and aati*factorily. Prom henceforth I adopt the Cash principle CASH ON DELIVERY. [altf j 8. WORMBEB. MARIPOSA, CALIFORNIA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 13, 1857. Mariposa JUmacrat. PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING, BY WARREN BAER, F. DITOH AND PC BLIBIIRR. TERMB> Per annum, in advanco S 6 00 For six months, in advance 3 00 Single copies 28 Advertisements inserted at the lowest rates. 4#* Every description,of Plain and Fancy Job Printing neatly and promptly executed. AOKN T S . THOMAS BOTt'E, north-east corner Washington and Montgomery streets, San Francisco, is our duly authorised agent to receive subscriptions and advertisements. T. M. HESTON’. Express Rider between this place and Kern River, is duly authorised to receive subscriptions, ad vertisementa and Job Work. Mr F. D. TODD, of Stockton, is our duly authorised Agent to receive subscriptions and advertise men ts. POETRY, co.mi; to hk iiv my uiikamn. hy o. i». HHKVnrH. Coma in beautiful dream*, love. Oh come to me oft, W’hen the light wing of nletp. On my bonoin lien soft. Oh ! come when the «■» In the moon's gentle light, IVnts low on the ear, Like the puhte of the night— When the *k j |n<l the wave, Wear their lov«lie*t blue, When the dew'* on the flower And the *tar on the dew. Come in beautiful dream*, love, ... Oh ! come and we’ll *lray, When* the wholeyoor I* crowned, With tho bl<M*oni* of May- Where each aound U an awSet Ah the coo of a dove, Anil the gale* are a* soft A* the breathing of love ; When* the beam* kl** the wave*, And the wave* ki»* the beach, And our warm lip* may catch The aweot ie*»on they teach. Come in beautiful dream*, love, Oh I come and we'll Hy, Like two winged *|»lrit*. Of love, through the *ky . With hand chutped in hand On our dn*am wing* we'll go, When* the Ntarlight and moonlight, An* blending their glow ; And on bright cloud* we’ll linger Through long dn-amy hour*, TUI love'* angel* envy The heaven of our*. Italian Jealousy anti Revenge. Knur. February 21, IMB7. A tragical specimen of Italian jealousy took place in the beginning of this week at the Popes favorite glimmer residence, the once fa mous but now deserted town of Porto d’Anzia The women of that and the neighboring town of Nettuno, are celebrated for their beauty, but the charms of a young girl, the daughter of a fisherman of Porto d’Anzio, have fur some time past entitled her to a pre eminent rank even in that land of beauties. A young man belonging to a noble family of Orvleto, while casually sojourning in Porto d’Anzio, became enamored of the fisherman’s daughter to such a degree as to overlook all differences of rank, anti to wish for a union with the object of his passion; but his parents put a stop to his matrimonial intentions by suddenly summon ing him back to Orvieto, and keeping him there in expectation of some more suitable project. The young girl thus unwillingly abandoned by her lover, was soon after courted by one of her own townsmen, quite a youth, and son of the Municipal Secretary, who professed the most ardent attachment for her, and offered to marry her, although totally unprepared to meet the expenses of the matrimonial state. While these unsatisfactory propositions were pending, the Orvieton lover sent a letter, stating that by the decease of his parent, he had become mas ter of his own actions, and he should lose no lime in returning to Porto d’Anzio, to fulfill his promise of marrying the fisherman’s daughter. This piece of intelligence was well received by the old man and the young girl, and their expectations were soon realized by seeing the amorous Count arrive from Rome, laden with presents for his intended bride.— The necessary preliminaries having been sum- j marily arranged, the impatient lovers were united in the holy bands of matrimony on Sun day morning last, the bride being fashionably attired in the wedding dress and bonnet brought by her intended husband for the occasion. It would be superfluous to hint at tho rage and disappointment of tho discarded suitor. He I passed his mornings in smoking and playing at billiards, barely replying to the sarcastic remarks of his friends, who expatiated upon the beauty of the bride, and tho becomingness ' of her new dress. In the afternoon, however, ' he was roused by seeing tho bridegroom anti j bride, with her father and little brother, set | out for Nettuno, a little village about two miles distant, in a carrstino , or chaise. He imme diately left tho billiard table and went home ■ for his double-barreled fowling piece, telling i his mother that ho was going to shoot a hare, j whoso heart and liver he intended to have for supper that evening. Thus armed he proceeded towards Nettuno, j and w aited for his victims at a turn of the road j between the hatteria and the Villa Doria. The i bridal party meanwhile, returning gaily from a visit to Nettuno and the church of San Roc co, came in sight of the assassin, standing with his gun in the middle of tho road. The bride was seized with a panic, and exclaimed, “Oh, Dio! there is Paolucciol” But her husband j had rbassured her her, and told her there was j nothing to be alarmed at, as a proof of which he stopped his horse on reaching his rival, and \ " THE UNION AND ITS GOVERNMENT." said to him, “ Good evening, Paolo ; where are you going ?” to which he replied, “ Do you not see ? lam going to shoot a hare,’’ presenting at the same time his piece at the bride. She shrieked out, “ Spare our lives, Paolo 1” Her husband threw his arms around her, but Paolo sternly replied, “ It is too late 1” and firing im mediately, ahot the bride through the heart, and broke her husband’s arm with three slugs. Seeing that his rival was not killed, Paola fired his other barrel without effect, and was pro | ceeding coolly to reload, when the Count urged his horse into a gallop, and made at once for Porto d’Anzio. The murderer, a youth not eighteen years old, then struck into the forest, and made the best of his way to the outlaw’s asylum, at Campo Morto, a vast estate belong ing to the Chapter of St Peter, and situated in such a pestiferous region of the Campagna, that it lias always been considered as a sanctu ary for murderers and robbers, who have re mained, lime out of mind, unmolested within its precincts, and employed as laborers for the want of more honest workmen. Paoluccio, having the additional advantage of being the i godson of the arch-priest of Campo Moro, I doubtless thought himself quite safe in this re treat ; but the Government has lately found that the bandit tenants of the sanctuary are too much on tho increase, or the malaria fever not sufficiently active in thinning their ranks, so that the police authorities arc not so scru pulous in preserving the traditional immunities of the place. The consent of tho Dean and Chapter of St Peter’s having been previously obtained, a detachment of sbirri set out from Rome yesterday morning, to make an inroad I into the crime-haunted purlieus of Campo Mar | to, in search of the youthful murderer who so ruthlessly carried to their extremes the violent ( passions of amove and vendetta. Angling. —Washington Irving thus descants upon this agreeable recreation: “There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure sin cerity of mind. As the English are method!- ! cal even in their recreations, and are the most scietlfic of sportsmen, it has been reduced among them to a perfect rule and system. In | deed, it is an amusement peculiarly adapted to the mild and highly cultivated scenery of Eng land, where every roughness has been softened away from the landscape. It is delightful to saunter along these limpid streams, which me ander like veins of silver through the bosom of this beautiful country, leading us through a diversity of small scenery ; sometimes winding through ornamented grounds; sometimes run ning through rich pasturage, where the fresh green is mingled with sweet-smelling flowers; | sometimes venturing in sight of village and hamlet, and then running capriciously away into shady retirements. The sweetness and serenity of nature, and the quiet watchfulness of the sport, gradually brings on pleasant fits of musing, which arc now and then gently in terrupted by the song of the bird, the distant whistle of a pheasant, perhaps the vagary of | some fish leaping out of the still water and skimming transiently about its glassy surface.” The Virginia Volcano— The statement that a volcano had recently made its ap|>earance on I the great Back-bone mountain in Pendleton county, Virginia, is confirmed. The Cumber land Telegraph in speaking of it says : “It is at a point on the mountains directly between the heads of the dry fork of Cheat and the south branch of the Potomac river, at a place known by the name of the 1 Sinks,* so called from the depressed condition of the mountains at that point These ‘ Sinks’ are funnel shaped, and each one embraces as much as an acre of ground. On tho Ist day of Jan uary, the reports caused by the bursting forth I of subterranean fire were heard for a distance !of twenty or thirty miles. Vast columns of flame and smoke issued from the orofice, and red hot stones were thrown up in tho air sev eral hundred feet above the mouth of the cra | ter. Our informant adds that the people in | the vicinity are becoming alarmed at the perti i nacity with which the flames are kept up, and j the ret hot masses of rock thrown out A heavy, rumbling noise, like distant thunder, is | continually reverberating through the deep caverns of the mountain, which at times seems I to tremble from summit to base.” Street Preaching at Okoville. —The Butte Record of the 27th ult. says: “The Rev. Mr. Merchant delivered a sermon on Sunday, at the corner of Myers and Bird streets, to a large and attentive audience. He advanced tho novel | idea that the person who was guilty of swear-; ing, was biting at tho bare hook of the devil.— | Alluding to the fact that a portion of our busi ness men closed their stores after twelve o’clock on Sunday, the Rev. gentleman thought that God Almighty would be thankful to the people of Oroville for surrendering half of his day.— He is rather a popular preacher, and adopted about tho only means to obtain an audience in Oroville. At tho commencement of the exer cises, a drunken person approached him and sent up occasional howls that drowned the sing ing. Officer Gambrel walked the offender off.” Serious Accident. —Mr. H Masterton, of Dry Creek Valley, says the Amador Sentinel , was seriously injured a few days since, near lone City, while riding a Spanish horse. The animal started to run and struck the limb of a tree. The horse was killed, and the rider had bis ribs broken and bis hip fractured. Horrible Tragedy. The following is taken from the Auburn (N. \ Y.) American of the 20th March : Near the Inlet of Lake owasco, in the town of Moravia, and some 14 miles from this city, resides a farmer named Wm. Clark. In his family has lived, for months past, a young man j named Albert Wood, and a young woman named Shaw. They were employed as ser vants in the house and on the farm. They have been very intimate with each other for some time past On Tuesday night last, Mr. Wood and Miss Shaw were in conversation with each other in Clark’s house as late as 11 o’clock, and parted with apparent good feeling. Yesterday morn ing they were again in company with each other in Clark's house as late as 11 o’clock, and there was no manifestation made of ill-feeling or misunderstanding. At this hour Wood entered the room where Mrs. Clark and Miss Shaw were sitting. He had a pistol in his hand, and commenced load ing it He tried a hall, and found it too small; Miss Shaw volunteered to procure a “ patch” for it She did so. The “patch” was not large enough, and she procured another, and then the pistol was loaded. | Wood then said—“ What shall I shootV” Some one said—“ Shoot into the wood box.” He replied—“l won’t do that” Mrs. Clark exclaimed—“ Don’t fire in the house. If you | arc going to shoot, go out of doors and do it” 1 At this moment Miss Shaw cried out, “If you want to shoot, shoot me, and shoot me so that I won’t kick more than once I” He turned towards her deliberately, and placing the muzzle of the pistol against her breast, fired ! The ball entered her body just below the heart, and she fell to the floor with a shriek. Mrs. Clark exclaimed in horror—“ You have shot that girl! Go and call the neigh bors!” Wood then took two letters from his pocket, and throwing them upon the floor, directed Mrs. C. to show them to the Coroner. He said nothing more, and paid no attention to his vic tim, who was lying upon the floor in an appa rently dying state. He commenced reloading his pistol, and Mrs. C. rushed from the house to alarm the neigh bors. After she proceeded a few rods, she heard another pistol shot, but ran on. The ! neighbors turned out, and on reaching the | house, found Wood dead, he having shot him [ self directly through the heart I Miss Shaw had recovered sufficiently to con verse. She said she heard him breathe several times after he shot himself. She produced one of the letters that Wood threw upon the floor, and directed that it should be read if she died, if she did not, that it should be burned. | A physician from Moravia probed the wound and extracted from it the ball and a hook and eye that had entered it from her stays. The hall had evidently glanced off from contact with some resisting substance. Otherwise in stant death must have been the result. I At daylight this morning, Miss Shaw was still alive, but it was not believed possible for her to survive. She refused to converse in re gard to the matter, or give any information re lative to the cause. I The incidents connected with this dreadful affitir would seem to indicate very clearly that I it was the result of a mutual determination on tho part of both the actors in it. We learn j that circumstances of a domestic nature, at present kept private, w ill, when promulgated, confirm this hypothesis. Fearful Tragedy in New York. —One of our New York exchanges relates the following tragical occurrence which recently took place in that city. “ About half-past two on the morning of tho 25th of March, a man by the name of Barr, residing at the corner of Broadway and Ninth street, persuaded a cour tezan named Margaret Cunningham, to accom pany him home. Some altercation occurred between the parties respecting money, and Barr took out a revolver and threatened to shoot the woman, whereupon she jumped from the second story window to the pavement. — ' She was picked up by the police, and taken to the hospital, where she lay without any hopes of recovery. Barr was arrested, and while on his way to the station house, discharged the contents of a loaded pistol into his head. He instantly fell insensible upon the pavement, and the officer thought he was dead; but ho re covered in a few moments, and was carried to the station house. His injuries were likely to prova fatal. Barr is a young man of respecta ble connections, and had recently returned from South America, where he had been traveling for his health. He is represented to he a very wild and careless person, and in consequence of his excitable temper, had often got himself into serious trouble.” Mr. Buchanan. —The British Quarterly Re view in noticing Mr. Buchanan's personnel , says : “He has the habit that historians attri bute to Alexander the Great, of holding his head somewhat inclined to one side, and some times partially closing one eye, as if to prove, what was undoubtedly the case during his mis sion in this country, that he could see a vast \leal more with half an eye than all our minis-; ters when they opened their eyes to the fullest extent, as they had to do more than once, if all talcs he true, during the course of their ‘ transactions of business’ with Mr. Buchanan.” TERMS : FIVE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE. A Strange, Sad C'«*«*. Twenty years ago, Richard S. Graves, the Treasurer of Mississippi, embezzled a large amount of funds belonging to that State and fled. No trace of him was found until last j summer, when he was discovered in Canada. He was arrested, and an attempt was made to bring him back under the Ashburton treaty, but the Canada officials decided that the treaty did not meet his case, and refused to give him up. We now see it stated that Governor Mcßae has sent a special message to the Legis lature of Mississippi, together with a letter from Graves. In his letter he implores per- I mission to return from the “ Siberia of Ameri ca” to the State which he has wronged, for the sake of his wife’s health. She had follow ed him to his cheerless abode, and the rigors . of the climate and hardships have overtasked I endurance, and she is a victim of consumption. He moreover offers to pay four thousand dol lars a year to the State till he makes the whole good. Tho Vicksburg Whig, referring to the case, says: “In her unfaltering devotion to her hus band, she has beautifully exemplified the i touching story of Ruth and Naomi, and no man worthy of the name can fail to sympathize with her. We well remember Mrs. Graves as we saw her a few days after her marriage. In the first flush of youth, the world was eoleur de rose to her, and we never saw a sunnier smile lighten the face of a bride, or heard a more joyous laugh come ringing from the lips lof youth and beauty. Alas! poor child (for I she was a mere child) her dream of bliss was of short duration. A few months saw her husband branded with a felon’s name, flying from the avenging laws he had outraged, and from that day to this, she has shared his exile. j Weary, weary years they have been to her! , And in that cold anil inhospitable clime where she has found a refuge and a home, how her heart has yearned for the sunny home where her young heart was cherished, none but the exile can know. For her sake, then, for all that is noble and generous and woman's love, we say let Graves come back. If he refunds the money he took from our treasury, well and ; good ; if he does not, wc still say well. But I let him come—let his wife gaze once more on the home of her childhood, and when her eyes | dose in death, let her last look be upon the friends and the scenes of her youth.” Gaieties at Paris. -The Paris ftrrespondent 'of the New York Commercial Advertiser , in 1 his letter of the 20th February, says: “ For a week Paris has been delivered up to gaiety. It is the close of the Carnival, or at least that part of it which precedes Lent, and as the weather has been warm and balmy, the people were wild in the enjoyment of their pleasurea In the political and aristocratic worlds, it was a struggle who should display the most riches in their soirees, or unite the most people of dis tinction in their saloons. In the streets and at the masked balls, it was a contest who should offer the most originality in his or her costume, or attract the most attention by noise. Their Majesties themselves, inspired by the general feeling of gaiety, have attended two costumed balls, where they appeared in rose and blue dominoes. One was at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the other at the Princess Mathilde’s. The comet which has been announced as about to destroy the world on the 13th of June, al though an alarming prospect for some people, does not seem to have produced a very pro found effect on the spirits of a great majority of Parisians. Tho aunuai procession of the Fat Ox, a ceremony two centuries old, was more brilliant this year than usual, because the butchers who form the cavalcade had treat ed themselves to new dresses and new’ decora I lions. The heathen g<>ds and goddesses, the mousquetaires , and the executioners, in all about two hundred persons, were clothed in dresses of historic fidelity that would have done honor to the hoards of the grand opera. This singular procession had thus an attraction for the beholders It does not ordinarily possess.” A Retort Discourteous. —Approaching Hal ifax on the Roanoke, I was delighted to see the country broken by small bills, here and there streams purling and fretting along, and an oc casional exhibition of slight veins of rock.— While receiving the hospitality of Colonel Ashe, at this place, his lady related to me the follow ing amusing anecdote : When Cornwallis' army passed tho residence of Col. Ashe, she remained to protect the property. Cornwallis and Tarle ton visited her; in tho course of conversation the latter remarked that he had a great desire to see his famous rival in partizan warfare, Col. Washington—to which she fearlessly replied : “If you had looked behind you, sir, at the bat j tlo of the Cowpens, you would most certainly have seen him.” This retort was severe and cutting, as the fact was notorious that Wash ington was in full chase of Tarlcton, personally, for a considerable distance on the occasion. An Ikon Nerved Hero.— An exchange says : “ A capital anecdote of Lord Raglan, when wounded at Waterloo, is told in London. The authority is the Prince of Orange. The Prince used to recount that not a word announced the entry of a new patient, nor was he conscious ' of the presence of Lord Raglan (then Lord Fitz- voy Somerset) till he heard him cry out in his usual way, * Hallo! don’t carry away that arm til) I have taken off my ring.* Neither the wound nor the operation had extorted a groan from the wounded soldier.” A MEiucAM Expedition to Sebastopol. — Oi o of our Atlantic exchanges says that an expedi tion from Philadelphia is about to undertake what the Allied army could not effect: it is making preparation to enter the harbor of Se bastopol, not as a destroyer, but to save nation al property from destruction. The Russians, during the famous assault upon that city, sunk in the luirbor one hundred and six vessels, in cluding fifteen line-of-battle ships, seven fri gates, fifteen steamers, and ten brigs of war.— The machinery of the steamers of war, before being sunk, was carefully covered with a pre paration of tallow, to prevent any injury from the water. They were scuttled by boring three-inch auger holes near the water line.— Mr. John E. Gowcn, of Boston, at the solicita tion of a number of gentlemen of Philadelphia, went to Sebastopol, examined the harbor, made his plans, and against thirty competitors from France and England, obtained from the Empe ror of Russia the contract to raise these ships, which arc valued by the Government at sixty five millions of dollars. The expedition will consist of two vessels, one of which was to have left Philadelphia about the first of April, and the second soon after. The number of persons engaged to accompany it from this country is about one hundred and fifty, and the hydraulic machinery is of the most colossal description. The contract will take eighteen months to perform, the Russian Government furnishing four thousand men to help in tho work. At Kertch there are also some five or six vessels sunk, which are included in the con tract, and in the harbor of Sebastopol there are some six hundred thousand dollars worto of chains and anchors, which the French and English threw overboard, from inability to car ry them off. This contract is the greatest one ever entered into, and an application is now before the Pennsylvania Legislature to incor porate the company for the purpose of prose cuting the work successfully. John Tucker, 1 Dr. M. S. Wickersham, and Mr. Presbury, of the Girard House, arc the active movers in the enterprise. Horrible Death prom Freezing and Star vation. —Mr. Iloxie Rathbun, aged forty-four, of Mankato, says a correspondent of the St. Peter Courier , left Mankato with the Sioux j City Mail, about the 12th of November last, and carried it through to Sioux City, and left that place with the mail for Mankato on the , Glh of December, and was found on the 20th by the men who went through in search of | him at a place on the mail route, called Dcs Moines Station, about one hundred miles from Sioux City and eighty from Mankato. When found, he was very badly frozen, and could i not speak, but extended his hand to one of the men. He died in about fifteen minutes after. He had, when found, matches ir; ids pocket, and there were shavings and wood in the building, but it is supposed be was so badly frozen when he arrived there, that he could not make a fire. It is the opinion of those who found him, that he v id remained in that situation ten or twelve days, entirely destitute of food. He had gnaw’ed his fingers and hands badly, and I from medical examination it is the opinion of physicians that he died not only of cold, but of absolute starvation, (the most horrible of all deaths.) He would probably have been saved if found a few days earlier. Mr. Rathbun was one of the oldest residents of Mankato; be ■ bad an iron constitution, and must have strug gled long and bard against bis awful fate. He leaves a wife and large family of children to j mourn his untimely loss. The afflicted family have the deepest sympathies of the citizens of i Mankato. Singular Combat. —The Akhhar of Algiers relates a strange story. A number of cranes bad just alighted on the road from Orleans*- ville to Tencs, where some soldiers were at work, and presently a large eagle, sweeping down on them, attempted to seize one ‘ t but the cranes defended nud rescued their unfoi lu nate companion. The eagle then tried to seize another, but all the cranes defended themselves vigorously and a regular battle ensued. After it had raged for some time, two ravens arrived and took the part of the cranes. The combat j then continued with renewed fury, and there is no saying what would have been the result if a soldier had not dispersed the combatants by killing one of the cranes with his sword. The fury of the combat may be judged from tho fact that the soldier was able to get close to the cranes without being noticed. Allbough, however, the confiict was put an end to, the eagle seized one of Jhe cranes and bore it off in triumph. Petrified Rattlesnake —A gentleman from Weavervillc, says the Red UluffsVtarco/i, has showed us a stone snake, most pci feet in size, shape and appearance, even to the spots and rattles. This serpent was evidently coiled upon a rock in a little hollow place, when a bank of sand fell upon and fastened him to the spot, when he turned to granite, in the long course of snake events. Value op Reputation. —Daniel Webster, when a young lawyer, was employed in a case for which he received a fee of eighteen dollars. Later in life he was employed in a similar case and received a fee of five thousand dollars, though he used the same brief which he I ( j prepared for the first case. NO. 7.