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GRAND HAVEN, MICHIGAN; WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20, 1851.
WHOLE NUMBER 171.
THE GRAND KIVElt TIMES
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WILLIAM HA Til A WA Y, Jr., Judge of Pro
bate for Ottawa Co. P. O. address, Crockery,
Ottawa Co., Mich.
GILBERT G.DURFEE, Under Sheriff and
acting Sheriff of Ottawa County, Mich., office
opposite the Washington Housc,up stairs, Grand
Haven, Mich. - , .
UOYT G. POST, Clerk of Ottawa Co. Office
over II. Griffin's store, opposite the Washington
GEORGE PARKS, Treasurer of Ottawa Co.,
and Justice of the Peace. Office third door be
low the. Washington House, up stairs.
WILL I AM N. A NG E L, Register of Deeds,
and Notary Public for Ottawa Co. Office over
II. Griffin's store, Washington street, opposite
the Washington House.
11. W. DUNCAN, Attorney at Law, Prosecuting
Attorney, and Circuit Court Commissioner for
Ottawa Co. Office third door below the Wash
ton House, lip stairs.
FERRY WALLACE, Dealers in Fancy
Goods, Clothing. Hoots and Shoes, Hardware
and Groceries. Water st, Grand Haven, Mich.
"Wm.Prcussrr, A. Premier, M. II. Allnitlt.
WM. PREUSSER CO., Clock anl Watch
Makers, Jewelers, and dealers in Musical Instru
ments. Particular attention paid to repairing
lino Watches. Monroe street, Grand Kapids,
FOSTER PARRY, Wholesale and Retail
Dealers in Hard and Hollow-Ware, Iron, and
Manufacturers of Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware, foot
of Monroe street, Grand Kapids, Mich.
M. B. 11 &P KINS Attorney and Counsellor at
Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Office first door
west of H. Griffin's store
R. J. COLLINS, Physician and Surgeon, Mill
Point, Ottawa Co., Mich, liooms at L. M. S.
Smith's Drug Store.
.1. W. SQUIER, Physician and Surgeon, Steels'
Landing, Ottawa Co., Mich.
STEPHEN MONROE, Physician and Sur
geon. Office over J. T. Davis' Tailor Shop
FERRY SONS, Forwarding and Commis
sion Merchants. Central Dock, Grand Haven,
GILBERT i$- CO., Manufacturers and Dealers
in Lumber, Shingles. Staves, Wood and Timber.
Grand Haven, Feb. 23, 1831.
JOHN T. DAVIS, Merchant Tailor. Shop on
Washington street, second door west of 11. Grif
L. 31. S. SMITH, Dealer in Drugs, Medicines,
Paints, Oils and Dyo Stuffs, Dry Goods, Groce
ries and Provisions' Crockery, Hardware, Books.
Stationcty, &c. At the Post office, corner of
Park and Barber streets, Mill Point, Mich.
jngand Cofmmission Merchants; general dealers
in all kinds of Dry Goods, Groceries, Grain and
Provisions; manufacturers and dealers whole
sale and retail in all kinds of lumber. Mill
C. DAVIS CO.. Dealers In Dry Goods, Groce
ries, Provisions, Hardware, Crocker)', Boots and
Shoes, &c. Muskegon, Mich.
WASHINGTON HOUSE, By Henry Pennoy
cr. The proprietor has the past spring newly
fitted and partly rc-furnished this House, and
feels confident visitors will find the House to
compare favorably with the best in the State.
HORACE MERRILL, Boot and Shoemaker.
Boots and Shoes neatly repaired, and all orders
promptly a ttended to. Shop one door below the
HENRY GRIFFIN. Commission Merchant and
General Agent, Dealer in Salt, Flour, Dry and
Green .Fruits, Provisions, Family Groceries,
Drugs, Medicines, Perfumerj', &c., &c, at his old
stand opposite the Washington House, Grand
yXENRY GRIFFIN, Justice of the Peace and
Notary Public for Ottawa Conntv, has resumed
his former Land Agency business, and will at
tend promptly to the payment of non-resident's
taxes ; will ncgotiato for the purchase or sale of
ootn pine ana rarmtng lands. Deeds, Bonds or
mortgages, &c, executed at reasonable rates
and with despatch. Offico opposite the Wash
ington House, Grand Haven.
.CnnSVKNOR REED. Attorns nnB
lor at Law. All business Intrusted to me will be
promptly ana satisfactorily attended to. Itcsi
dence, Charleston Landing, Ottawa Co. Mich.
;M. M. MITCHELL CO Forwarding and
Commission Merchants, Fire Proof Brick Ware-
house, Nos. 192 and 191 South Water Street,.
Chicago, III. Goods received and forwarded to
Grand Haven with dispatch, and at the lowest
figure. Cash advances made on consignments.
A. B. BID WELL A- SON. Confectionery and
Bakery, Grand liapids, Mich. C. B. Albeo ageqt
ror i.rana iiaven and vicinity.
O OLOMOn'S famous Spectacles always on hand
,K-J ai ' M. 1'JtEUSSEtt & CO f
For the Grand River Times.
A LEGEND OF THE OLD-NE W YEAR.
, BY L. J. BATES. .
On a midnight drear of tho dying year,
. A sound came o'er the bay ; .
For tho galo upsprung, and the surges rung
A rcquium as wUd as they ;
They moaned and grew white, on that wild mid-
For the year whose locks were gray I . :
Through the stormy sky tho clouds swept by, 1
And from their edges fell
A shroud of 6iiow to the earth below ,
So ghostly legends tell
And through the dark, by thoso who would hark,
Was heard a tolling bell I
At tho darkest hour, high over the power
Of gale so bleak and drear,
There came a shout from tho storm without,
That chilled men's hearts with fear ;
For, at twelvo oclock, it broke, with a shock,
Upon the watcher's ear !
'Twas a human cry, of such agony,
An hundred souls had died,
And never have spake like the shriek that broke
Across the icy tide . .
That the heart stood still, with a sudden chill,
It rang so wild and wide !
And, never before, on sea or shore,
Had such a shriek been born ;
And never a bell been heard to knell
With music so forlorn ;
And never a cloud wove a snowy shroud
Like that they saw at morn ! " '
Its hue was blood-red, where the sunlight shed
Its glory on the shore ;
And whiter than white, in tho dim twilight
Behind the sand-hills hoar;
And the color of gold where the heights uphold
Their heads for evermore !
For the storm had fled, and the sunshine shed
A glory warm and clear ; . . ' ,
And on every face was a glecsome grace,
And look of joyous cheer :
But a lady lay on the beach that day,
With never a kind "New-Year 1"
Ikr eyes of blue, they were frozen through
The lids were wide apart ;
And the rosy lips, where he who sips,
Drew wine up from the heart,
Were icy and chill ; and the pulse was still,
That never more might start 1
Ah, me ! and her hair, so glossy and rare,
That flowed upon her breast,
Was colder than snow, it was frozen so
An adamantine vest ;
And even the thin, light robe she was In
Was marble, as tho rest 1
And strewn on shore, were fifty more;
But never a one they spoke,
Though the lady was fair, and her bosom bare,
And the sea o'er her small feet broke ;
Nor heeded, nor stirred, nor whispered a word,
Nor offered her even a cloak !
And, legends still say, that over the bay,
On every year's last night,
You may hear the knell of a phantom bell,
And shriek of wild affright ;
And, all the next day, will the wrecker pray,
Who light the signal light 1
He will pray and moan till his dying groan,
And call upon his child ;
But his " New-Year" must bo by the wintry sea,
And breakers tossing wild ;
And at every roll, they will wrench the soul
That blood hath so defiled 1
Mill Point, Mich., Dec. 4, lS-Sl.
WE ARE LIVING TOO FAST!
Beyond all doubt, this is an ago of ostentation
and show. We are superficial and extravagant.
Gloss and glitter, emptiness and falsity, rules
society and business. So " fast" is this genera
tion that it has no time for solidity. It runs up
like Jonah's gourd, Heaven save it from a sim
ilar fate! Honesty, integrity, economy and jus
tice are decidedly "old fogyish," and very cold
ly recognized. Shrewdness, trickery, plausibil
ity, and parade are certainly in tho ascendancy.
This is a very lamentable state of affairs, still
more so because it has become dominant in the
business of our land. .. Timo was, when from tho
stylo of a man's business, and his manner of liv
ing, an estimate could bo made of his worldly
condition; but with our progressive spirit we
have cast aside that criterion. The clerk now
equals or excels his employer in life's comforts
and luxuries. The man with an income of one
thousand dollars lives tnoro ostentatious than
he whose quarterly rents treble that sum. A
glance tells us what a man seems, not what he ac
But it was to tho young people of both sexes
that we proposed addressing this article. They
need substantial merit and sound character in
place of their present foppery, flippancy and for
wardness. Our promising 44 Young Americans"
are imbued with the most extravagant and fal
lacious ideas. The economy, simplo habits,
and industry of our early business men are not
imitated by tho rising generation 60on to con
trol public and private atTiirs. In this, and in
every other community, the safest and most sub
stantial men aro thoso who have earned their
fortunes by steady labor and preserved them
by their habits of prudenco and industry, com
bined with strict integrity. As a general thing,
all other wealth has an unstable foundation.
Tho present spirit of speculation goes hand in
hand with reckless extravagance; and a desire
to uake an empty show, to imitate or exceed
somebody elso in dress or equipage, the disposi
tion to counterfeit real ability, meets our gaze on
But a few years since, five hundred per annum
for a gentleman of twenty years or therea
bouts, was considered a very fair salary, and
thousands of men have started business with a
capital saved from a few years of labor at that
price ; but now, ono thousand per annum ftr the
same services is looked upon in a very slighting
manner. True, the price of everything has been
increased, but not to a rate that many people
The young gent Who avers that he can't live
on six hundred per year,) will be found board
ing at a fashionable hotel, driving fast horses,
dressing "within an inch of his life" smoking
cigars at &40 per- thousand, and perhaps in
dulging in champaigne suppers, or an undue
amount of "tenctnt drinks." Besides these,
many other petty and useless expenditures com
bine to use up his income. Why, it would
require a constant succession of California dis
coveries to enable ono to keep up with the ex
travagances and hollow vanities of society, and
tho whims of that worthless old jade, "Fash
ion." How often have we been told that a person's
worth lies not in his glossy coat, his fantastic
pants, his gaudy vest, massive watch-chain, patent-leather
boots or elegant cane. Neither is it
an indication of prosperity to see young John
Goit, clerk for Steady & Co., dashing along the
" shell road," with a " 2,40" nag, and treating his
boon-companions to " whisky punch all round."
Still, an itnpression is mado on our poor credu
lity, and when John enters tho opera or theatre,
inthe glory of white kids and a Byronic collar,
silly mammas whisper to simple daughters
"There's Mr. Goit; he must be a doing. well
in tho world." Alas! for our simplicity!
Such " well doing" is as deceptive as a shad
ow, and as hollow as a tomb ! Very likely John
finds ono thousand per annum a deuced mean
Such men, when they are " set up in business,"
by some fortunate circumstance, carry their old
habits to their countiwr-rooms or offices. An
expensive house, habits of luxury, servants, in
attention to business, idleness, careless trading
debt, failure an auction follows, or is very apt
to follow. We venture to say that many a
break up in business could be traced directly
home to extravagant youthful habits, and an un
due desire to impose upon the world, to make
brass pass current for gold. How many hard
working men manage to livo comfortably, clothe
their wives and children neat, and have much
happiness and content on less than six hundred
per year? Legions of them do so. Take the
mechanics of this city their average wages are
less than five hundred dollar per annum, and yet
they live and prosper. They do it by industry
and economy, and in no other way. Very few
debts are incurred, for there is no ostentation or
Now, society encourages deception. It is a
falsity itself, founded upon shallow pretences.
It accepts activity for vigor, dexterity for pro
fundity, babbling nonsense for common sense.
The eye of a keen observer detects, under the
pile of rubbish, very little of true worth.
Thackeray, in his 44 Vanity Fair," has sketch
ed in sharp lines, society and its actors. He
las given pretence and show, emptiness and de
ceit, a merited exposure. When, on the part of
certain young gents, extravagance and display,
with shallow knowledge to back it up, is intro
duced to our budding maidens, they send up a
chorus of admiration. Admiration for what?
Why, the gay clothing, superb dancing, stale
small-talk, and exterior gilding, of course. It
is just suited to their barren intellects and in
flated ideas. VVe mean those samples of wo
manhood so plenty at tho present day the
fabrications of fashionable seminaries and still
more fashionable milliners, who havo neglected
grammar for music, and mathematics for draw
ing and crewel work whoso ideas of life are
made up of absurdities that cold experience
only can dispel whoso torturings of the piano
compare well with their whole education, all
jargon and meaningless. Those two classes
above mentioned are running a giddy raco, whicn
will end ooly in the severest trials and most sin
We want more truth, more realities and less
deception. The evils wo have mentioned aro
deep seated and widely prevalent. They lurk
in secret and walk openly, spreading the seeds
of ruin among all our hopes, and polluting our
dearest interests. Among the youth of our
land a mistaken and reckless spirit seems to bo
gaining ground with alarming strides. It is a
spirit of competition, not for moral or intellect
ual supremacy, but for outside parade and heart
less arrogance. Realities make up our lives
sooner or later they must overtake us, and then
their gay outside stripped away, we see a miser
able, ghastly skeleton, the only relic of a gaudy
Vice is growing presumptuous. It laughs at
honesty. A spendthrift, living upon tho toil of
others, flits through society as a man of real
wealth and true ability. VVe must pause and
consider " Where will this end, what will be
its consequences ?" Give us manhood in its pu
rity, full of truth, generous impulses, honesty
andintelligencc.while woman,lrue woman, assist
it with her proper influence, her tenderness, and
all tho kind feelings of her natural and unper
verted character. , ; Cincinnati Times..
Boys. Boys are admonished by a sensible
writer to beware of the following' description
of company, if they would avoid becoming like
those who enter prisons for their crimes:
1. Thoso who ridicule their parents or diso
bey their commands.
2. Those who profane tho Sabbath and scoff
3. Thoso who use profane or filthy language.
4. Those who are unfaithful, play truant,' and
waste their time in idleness.
5. Those who are of a quarrelsome temper;
and who aro apt to get into difficulties with
6. Those who aro addicted to lying and stealing-
7. Those who take pleasure in torturing ani
mals and insects.
We add. ' .
8. Those who loaf around grog shops, smoke,
ana arms wnisKcy. '
Thero is a couple in Cincinnati who have been
engaged to be married for the last five years,
but no time has occurred within that period
when both were out of tho1 prison at ' the same
IFrom the San Francisco Herald, of Oct. 23.1
PURCHASE OF THE SANDWICH
' The last rumor relating to the " matter was
that tho American Government had agreed to
give King Kamehameha $300,000 per annum
during his life, and the same to the heir appa
rent, whilo he exists, in consideration of their
surrendering their claims to the sovereignty to
the United States Government. Intrinsically
the value of the Sandwich Islands amounts to
but little. The whaling fleet has made them
what they are, and now sustains them; and
which once withdrawn, as it will be, in favor of
its natural depot, San Francisco, the Islands will
only bo valuable for a coaling and recruiting sta
tion for our anticipated China and Japan fleet of
steamers. To corroborate this opinion let us re
fer to, facts..-. ' .
All will acknowledge that the main founda
tions of tho prosperity of the islands must be
their agricultural products; yet California is
shipping to them by every vessel that leaves
for their ports, a considerable amount of pota
toes, barley, onions, &c. The Flying Dart,
which sailed but a short time since, took three
hundred bags of potatoes, twenty sacks onions,
and one hundred bags barley, and this is but ono
vessel out ot at least four a month which leave
here for that destination. This fact must be a
heavy offset against their official account. of
domestic produce shipped, which in 1853 a-
mountea to only $281,699, notwithstanding
in this amount, a suppositionary calculation is
mado charging each whale ship s supplies in
gross. , . .
To recur back to the consideration of the
amount asserted to be paid by the United States
uovernment.for the purpose of arguing the com
plete absurdity of the statement we give the full
amount received by his Kanaka Majesty, at the
present time from the nation, for tho support of
his dignity. It is taken from the civil list, ap
proved Aug. 11th, 1854: '
For his Majesty's Privy Purse,. . . . 10,000 '
" . " 44 Royal State, 4,000
44 44 " . Medical Attendant, 2,000
44 her 44 tho Queen, 1,000 '
44 his Royal Highness, heir apparent 3,000
" Prince Kamehameha, General of
Division, and Privy Counselor, . 800.
Which is the whole amount received by the king
and heir apparent.
We opine it would be a satisfactory specula
tion for his Majesty to sell out for the snug sum
of $300,000 per annum.
Tho whole receipts of customs amounted in
tho year 1853, to $155,540, from which is to be
deducted the cost of collection, leaving the nett
assets at a small figure,
That these islands will eventually be incorpo
rated into our Union is beyond a question, but
not on such exorbitant and indefinite terms.
There is a possibility, if not a probability, that
the heir "apparent" may live fifty years, and
it is scarcely to be supposed that our Govern
ment would lay itself liable to give him twelve
times the salary of the President during that pe
riod. EXTRAORDINARY FEATS IN THE AlR. On
Tuesday afternoon Mons. Godard made an ex
traordinary balloon ascension from New York,
tho following account of which wo find in the
" At half-past three o'clock, accompanied by
Mr. Aritta, of Havana, Mons. Decan, Isaac II.
Benedict, and one of the animals belonging to
the Hippodrome, fastened in the car of the para
chute, he cut the cords assunder which bound
him to earth, and taking his seat on a trapezium
a wooden pole, suspended at each end from
the car with ropes, twenty feet long bounded
up at a rapid rate, amid the huzzas of the multi
tude. When about an eighth of a mile up he
cut the parachute loose from tho balloon, and it
descended safely to the earth, with its freight un
hurt. "Mr. Godard then commenced tho perform
ance of his gymnastic feats in the air. At one
time he whirled over and over the pole of the
trapezium; at another time, grasping it with a
single hand, he swung his body to and fro as a
school boy would on a swing. Then again, he
appeared to bo hanging to it with his chin only,
then standing upon it both hands hold of the
ropes then on one leg, then without any grasp
of the lines, and finally, as the balloon ascended
nearly out of sight, the daring voyager stooped,
rolled over upon tho trapezium, and in mid
heavens hung suspended from it, head down
wards, with only a single foot locked over the
" There perhaps could not be a greater exhibi
tion of daring than this. Many persona who
watched the feats trembled in their shoes as
they sa w him pass through bis aerial evolutions.
IIe,however, restored them to their natural equi
librium of composure on ascending by the ropes
of the tropezium, a distance of twenty feet into
the car of his ship and to the company of his pas
sengers. Ho was going off in a N. N. E. direc
tion slowly when last seen."
A Costly Head Dress. The following Is
an estimate of tho Jewels in the Crown of Eng.
land : '
20 diamonds round circle, each 1,500 30,000
2 large centre diamonds, " .2,000 4,000
54 smaller do. placed at the angles
of the former, each 100 5,400
4 crosses composed of 25 diamonds, 4,800
4 large diamonds on the top of crosses 4,000
1 2 diamonds contained in fleude-lis . . 1 0,000
18 smaller diamonds in the same 2,000
Pearls, diamonds &c, upon the arches
and crosses,'. ............... . ' 10,000
150 small diamonds - 5,000
26 diamonds in tho upper cross, ... 7,600
2 circles of pearls about the rim,.... ' 3,000
Cost of the stones exclusive of metals 85,800
or more than $4,000,000. ' , j
' Never be idle. If your hands cannot be usc
fullr employed, attondto the cultivation of your
mind. ' '" - '
", smart advice: : ; ,'
" Bimelcch," said Mr. Slow, extending his arm
like a pump handle, " you are now old enough
to understand the words of wisdom being,
eleven-and-a-half, in other words, half-past eley
en and I wish to advise you never to interfere
with nobody, nor to interfere with nothinsr that
don't belong to you. Shut yourself up, like a
goia, eagie m your pocnet book, and don't get
spent in too much concern for others. If peo
ple is inclined to go to ruin, let 'era co if thev'ro
a mind to what business is it of yourn? If
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neiguuora quarrei, wuuu uusiuess is u oi yourn
Let 'em fight it out. Why should you risk your
precious head in trying to save 'em! When
you trade, allers look to your side of the bar-,
eain ; and loave the one you're trading with to
look arter his.; .If he gets bit, 'taint your fault.
Take kcer of number one, is Scripter, tho real
golden rule, and he that acts unto it never can
die poor. , Never have anything to do with Sym
pathy. Sympathy doesn tpay. ,'laint . worth
one per cent. But if you must be Sympathetic
because it's popular, bo 6ure before you begin.
that it aint agoin to cost you anything, and then
p'raps 't will do to invest in it. Nobody ever
lost anything by not being generous, so lay by
for yourself what folks expect you to give to
poor peoplo and other vagabonds, and when you
are old it will not depart from you. . You will
have something to count on to make you happy.
Pay your doctor's bills, found a hospital, and
buy a gravestone full of exalted virtues. . Bo
careful then,' Bimelech, and allers look arter
tho main chance, and beware of Sympathy ! '
Architects and Uuilders. me late jur;
Alexander, architect of Rochester bridge, and ;
other fine buildings in Kent, was once under
cross-examination, " in a special jury case at
Maidstone, by Sergeant, afterwards Barron Gar- ;
row, who wished to abstract from tho weight of '
his testimony. After asking what was his name,
the Sergeant proceeded :
" You are a builder, I believe ?"
" No sir, I am not a builder, I am an archi
tect." . .
"Ah! well; architect or builder, builder,
L'l.. Al 1 I. T '
or arcnueci, mey are very mucu inu b.iuio i sup
pose?" 44 1 beg your pardon, sir, I cannot admit that;
I consider them totally different."
vii, iiiuucu i yei uap yuu win owitu iihuc
in this great difference consists ?"
" an arcnueci, sir, prepares inu pians, cun
ceives the design, draws out tho specifications :
in short, supplies the mind ; tho builder is
merely the bricklayer or the carpenter, the build
er is in fact the machine ; the architect the pow.
. L. . 4 A 1 - 1, ! il. A !t .
ur mail puis uiu uiutuiuu luyeiwe. uuu soio it
going." ' ; -
"Oh, very well, Mr. Architect, that will do;
and now, after your very ingenious distinction
without a difference, perhaps you can inform the
Court who was tha architect of tho Tower of
The reply, for promptness and wit, is per.
t 1 . 1 11 1" ,111 I , A I.
naps not to do rivauea in mo wnoio nisiory or .
44 There was no architect, sir and hence tho
A Noble Act. George Beach, Esq., of Hart--ford,
Ct., has erected a fine brick building in that
city, comprising twelve comfortable tenements,
which he designates " House for Widows," being
intended for the comfort and accommodation of
women who have been deprived of means of ,
support by loss of husbands, &c. This building
has been put in tho hands of Trustees, for that
purpose merely requiring of each tenant the
nominal sum of $10 a year, which is to pay re
pairs, insurance, and taxes. It is already tilled
with that class sf persons, and Mr. Beach is re
ceiving, in tho blessings of the 44 widow and fa
therless," a greater happiness than is derived,
from fat dividends. May ho wake up somo
morning, and find all the Iron in his establish
ment turned, by " the good genii," into bars of
gold. Who is the next rich man to prove him
self a practical Christian? -New
Haven Register. .
ti i il.i rn : t. M - '
obstacles are too great for him to surmount; '
no ocean too wide for him to leap; no moun
tain too hfcrh for him to scale. He will make a
stir in the world and no mistake. Such aro tho
men who build our railroads, dig up the moun
tains in California and enrich the world. Thero
is nothing gained' by idleness and sloth. . This
is a world of action and to make money, gain a
reputation and exert a happy influence Men
must be active, persevering, and energetic. '
They must not quail at shadows run from li
ons, or attempt to dodgo the lightning. Gd for- '
ward zealously, in whatever you undertake, and
we will risk you anywhere and through life. '
lucu vyuu jumii auu uuuii, uiu u luulllli diuciv
to angels, devils, and true men.
Mr Seaman, tho naturalist of Kellett's Arctic
r - i . j 0
condition of the vegetable world during the long
day of tho Arctic summer. Although the sun'
never sets while it lasts, plants make no mis- "
take about tho time when, if it be not night ; it
ought to be, but regularly as the evening hours
approach, and when a midnight sun is several
degrees above the horizon,' droop their leaves
and sleep, even as they do at sunsotin moroia-
voredclimes. "If man," observed Mr. S., "shorn ;
over reach the pole, and be undecided which
way to turn when his compass has become slug
gish, his time piece out of order, the plants
which ho may happen to meet, will show him
the way; their sleeping leaves icu niminai mm--
:u l - arwl thnt nt. ihnt tlmft tfiA nn t
standing in the north." ' ' . -
American Annual of Scientific Discovery.
The Great Shawl. -Tho finest needlework
shawl ever seen in America, a notico of which
flppearCU SUIUO IIIIJC 111 IIIU 17IUUI6 nuivn
cost 2,700 in Constantinople, and was imported
Vnrixaftiv for exhibition at ihn World's Fair. WAS
old at auction yesterday, at the Crystal Palace, ,
for one thousand and twenty-fivo dollars. The
purchaser's name was given as James Do .Wolf.1
N. Y. Tribune., t