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X I i AY 'rfY r- - V VOL 1; BROOKVILLE, INDIANA, FRIDAY, JUNE '25, 1858. NO. 20. 1 II II I gcljora at t&eJBtftUtUul. THE CLOSING SCENE. BT T BUCHANAN EIES. Tb following U pronounced by tb Wtmlulitr Jtvlw to b aaqaettionabl tht bit Amrlcn Poem rr writtan: WiiKla th Kbtr realm of leaflet tree, Tb rvftet year in baled tb dreamy air; . Like torn tannt'i reaper in hi bour of , Wbeo all tb field ar lying brown and bar. Tb (fray barm, looking from tbeir baiy bill, 0'r tb dun waters, widening ia tb rale, Sent down the air a greeting to tb mill, Oa tb dull thunder of alternate flail. . AM ilgbt wer mellowed, and all aobdaed; Tb bill icemed further, and tb itream tasg low A ia a dream; tb distant woodman bewed Hit winter log, with man a muffled blow. .. ,TJ embattled forett, wbil armed In fld Tbeir banner armed with erery martial hue, ypw ttood lib eome ad, beaten hot t of old, Withdrawn afar ia Time's remotent blue. On eombr win? lb nltor tried her flight; The dor are beard hi sighing mat' com plaint; Ad lib a Ur slow drowning In the light, Th rillag church van teemed to pal and faint. Th entirtet tork arxin th hilluM crew Crew twice and 11 watttillerthan before; Silent, fill rtme rplrintr warder blew Hit alien horn, and theo wa heard no more. Tf. ?rt th jar, within th elm' tall eret. MV tnrrulou trouble round her unfledged ronnr. And wher th oriol bnng her twaying nesf, By erery light wind lib a eentor twang. WTe n thrioiy rnrt'niof tb earet, Th Hour wnw, elrelintr ner ForeVdine. the rli mind helier.. An early hsrret and a plenteous year. Wr ererr MH whi"h charmed the reml Vt, FhvV the tweet tlumW fmm lt wing at mom, T wm fh" rerer nf theroT ef; All now wa toul-let. empty and forlorn. Alrtne. from ent the ttuUl. fined th qnnil: And ewVd theerw Ibra 11 th d-ery gloom; j1on. th- TVnt tmmmed In th mil, Made echo to the distant eotlaje, loom. Jhm wv Tt hi I. n W-wm "n the !"" Thrideni mor thlr thin throude night by r.;h, TS )' Irtw. the onlT th't r flnwrr. Failed lowly by poking nolle ont of tight. Ar I 11 W. in thin mi't eheerlet air. An 1 wherthe worMMn hed or"n theftorrh j, imn leire. if the rer lood here, Tiring th flnrw(th hl inrertfd torch wld 11 thl. the erntfe of th eet. Th-hite haired mntron with ?Kn!nnntMrT', J, 1?' Vn pwi wheel. nd with her Iotom mein. Fnt like a Ft and watched the flying thread. Fhe h id known Ue hd wnlbed with her; Or nnned. end hroke with h" the hen ernst, An I !S ilrd teere tili üh hrd th tir Of hl Hack mantle ttlrring In the dut. ' TTMleyetherrherV w hrlsht with .ntnmerhlnem, )Tfr eftimtry fnmmnned nd ehe rr hr all; And twteo wnr howed to her hit tnMo plm Re-gare th tword to rut upon th wall. n-8tr the hut nlth hnd that drew An I trnk for liberty the dring blow; Nor Mm wh. to bU tire nl country true, t ml l th rank of th Inrading fne. T,fr. lut not loud, the drnnin? wheel went on, Like thnlow murmur nf a hive at noon; I.ntti h'lt nt. lond, th memory of tho "n Ure.ithod thf' her H: a tad and tremulon tune. At lat th thread wa tntpped, hr bead wa hnwed, 1.1! nrortei I th d'iKtaff thro her hand, eren: And loim neighbor moothed herrareful thrniid, Wlitl Iteaih and Vinter clunod tho autumn toene. Select 2HtoccUnur. TUE BRIDE OF THE WRECK. A BEAl'TirCI. STOItY. Iwat n lonoly sort of a bntcliclor, und hritl never yet known what t he vottnz men "tvfo tlio ,4p:iHion." Of tnhion I had rnougli, ns my old mnto thcro can tell you. I nroko Ins head twice and ft is nrm onco in fits of It; but ho ha always cemed to lovo mo all tho tetter, ho clinjra to me now very much tin tho nmo chip clin together when drifvin at sen. Wo aro tho nolo urvi toi-9 of a tlionsnnvl wrecks, and with the company that nailed with u two years no, no et! er ono U lelt nfiuat. I liad been ft sailor from my boy hoed, and when I wan twenty-five I maynafo- Jy ay that no nun was more fit to com mand a vessel atnoncf mo mariners oi ICnglund. And at this timo my unelo tlied and left mo his fortune. I had never lecn him and hardly knew of Iii c.tiuterce; but I had now apeukinß evi dence of that fact that ho existed no longer. 1 was younpj and very 6tronin limb, and I think stout of heart, and I was poMCMcd of tho rental of sumo thou sands per annum. What bar was thcro to my enjoyment of tho cood things of lifo 7 iso tar ituleed, nut l ieii soreiy tho laek of moans of enjoyment. 1 was a sailor in every sense. My education was iolcrably and I had somo books, but ray education was nautical, and I pined to bo on shore. You will easily understand, then, why I built a yacht, and passed much of my time on board of her. Sho was a fine craft and suita "bio to my taste in every respect, and I remember, now, with a nih, the happy days I havo spent in the 'foam." I used to read considerable in my cab in, and occasionally, indeed weekly, in vited gentlemen to cruiso with mo. But the foot of a lady had never been on tho deck of my boat, and I began to havo an old bachelor s pride in tho fact Yet I confess to you a secret longing for some kind of affection, different from any I had hcretoforo known, and " a i it I A restlessness when men taiKeu oi oeau tiful women in niv presence. Ono Sunday evening I was at tho old hall where my undo had died, and was entirely alone. Towards sunset was aurnriscd while looking over a book by the entrance of a gentleman hastily announced, and giving indication of no little excitement. Your pardon, sir fr my uncercmo nious entrance. Jlv horses having ran awavwith my carriage, havo dashed it in pieces near your park gate. Mj' fath cr was badly injured and my bister is now watching him. X havo laken tho liberty to ask your, permission to bring tbem to your residence. Of courso my consent was instantly given, and my own cairiago dispatched to tho park gate. Mr. Sinclair was a gontlcman of for tune, residing about torty miles from tho hall, and his father, an invalid, about fifty years of ago, was on his way in company with his son, to his son's house thero to die and bo buried. They were strangers to mo, but I mado them welcome to my house, and iusiatcd cn their using it. Miss Sinclair was tho first woman who had crossed my door-stone sinco I had been possofsod of tho hall; and well might sho have been loved by bet ter men than I. Sho was small and very beautiful of tho ßizo of Venus, which all men worship as tho perfection of beauty, but having X soft blue eye shaded by jet black brow., her face pre sented the contrast of purity, the white ness of her complexion set oti by raven hair, and yet that hair hanging in clus tering curls, unbound by comb or fillet, and tho whole face lit up with an ex pression of gentlo trust and complete confidence in nil around her, or else in her own indomitable determination; for Mary Sinclair had a mind of her own, and a far Boeing ono, too. Shb was! nineteen then. Her father died at my house, and I attchded the long procession that bore him to his long homo over hill and valley, to tho old church yard in Which his ancestors wero laid. Onco after that I called on tho family, and then avoided them. I cannot tell you what was tho causo of the aversion I felt to entering that houso, or approaching tho influence of that matchless girl. 1 be lieve that I feared the magic of her beau ty, and was impressed with a ßcnso of my own unworthincss to lovo uer or uc loved by her. I knew her associations wcro of tho noble, the educated, tho re fined, and that I was nono of theso. What then could I expect but misery if I yielded to the charms of that oxiite beaut or p, race which I kucw was in her soul I A year passed ; and I was a very boy in my thoughts of her. I persuaded myself a thousand times that I did not love her, ami a thousand times deter mined to prove it by vnterin her pres ence At length "1 entered tho vortex of London society, and was lost in the whirlpool. Ono evening, at n crowded assembly, I was standing in ti reco, near a win dow talking with n lady, when I felt a trango thrill. I cannot describe it; but its effects was visible to my corn instantly said : "You nanion. who uro not well, Mr.-S:ewartf what isythe a matter ? Your face became suddenly flushed, and your hand trembled so as to shake tho curtain." It was inexplicable to myself; but I wa htartled nt tho announcement of of Mr. and Miss Sinclair. I turned and saw sho was entering on her brother' arm, more beautiful than ever How I escaped I 1 i 1 not know, but I did so. Twice afterwards I was warned of her presence in this mysterious way till I believed thero was somo mynturioiiH link between us, of an unknown but powerful character. I have sinco learn cd to belicvo in the communion of spir its sometimes without material inter vention. I at this timo heard of her frenucntly as being engaged to a Mr. Weiler, a man whom 1 well knew, and was ready to honor as worthy of her lovo. When at length I saw as I sup posod, satisfactory evider.co .of tho ru mor. I left London and saw them no more. Tho rumor followod mo in my letters, and yet I was mad enough to dream of Mary hinclair, until months after 1 awoke to a sense of what a fool I had bee t. Convinced of this I went aboard my yacht about intdoummer, and for lour weeks nover Bet my foot on shore. Ono sultry day. when tho pitch was frying on deck, in tho hot sun, wo roll. ed heavuy on the iiay of Uiscuy, and 1 passed tho afternoon under a sail on tho larboard ouartcr deck. Towards a evening I fancied ft storm was brewing, and havirg mado all ready for it, smo ked on tho traffrail till midnight and then turned in. Will you believe mo I frit that strango thrill through my a I i l veins as l lay on my nammocK, anu awoke with it, fifteen seconds beforo tho watch on dock called suddenly to tho man at tho wheel : 'Tort port your helm 1 a sail on the leo bow; steady so l" I was on deck in an instant, and found that a stiff breeze was blowing, and a small schooner, showing no ligiUs had crossed her foro foot within pistol shot without a signal and was now bearing up tho north-west. Tho sky was cloudy and dark, but tho breeze was very steady, and 1 went below again, and after vainly attempting to account for tho emotion I felt, many reasonable way, I fell asleep, and the rocking of th vessel as she flow beforo tho wind, gave just motion enough to my hammock to lull mo into a sound slumber. Hut I dreamed all night ol Miss Sinclair I dreamed of her, but it was an unpleasant drwam. 1 saw her standing on tho deck of tho "Foam, and as I strove to advance toward her, the form of "Weiler would interpose. would fancy at all times that my arras were around her. and her form was rcbtinir airainst my side, and her hcai! lay upon mv shoulders, and then b the e t ran ire mutations of dreams, was not 1 but Weiler that was holding her, and I was chained to a post look ing at them, and sho would kiss him and again the kisses would bo burning on my lips. JTho morning found mo wide awako, icasoning myself out o theso fancies. By noon 1 had onough to do tho ocean was aroused. A tern pest was out on the soa, and tho 'Foam went betöre it. Hight camo down gloomy. The very blackness of davknens wss n the water as we flow beforo tho terriblo blast. I was on deck, lashed to the wheel, by which I stood, with a knife within reach to cut tho fastenings, if necessa ry. Wo had but a rag of sail on her, and she darted, like a bird from wave to wave. Again and again a blue wave went over us, but she came up liko a duck and shook off the water and dart ed on. Now sho staggered as a blow took her oh the bow that might have staved a man of war, but she kept gal lantly on; and now she rolled heavily and slowly, but never abated her swift flight toward tho Shrro. It was mid night when tho wjnd was highest. The howling of the wind through the cor dage was demoniacal. Now a scroara, now'sbriejf, now a. wail and laugh k)f mocUTng madness. On, on wo flew. I looked up, and turned quite round the horizon, but could see no sky, no sea, no cloud, all was blackness. At that moment I felt again the strange thrill, and at tho same instant fancied a deriscr blackness ahead; and the next with a crash and a plunge, the 'Foam" was clear gone I l)own went my gal lant yessol, and with her another ves sel, unseen in the black night. The wheel too which I had been lashed, had broken loose and gone over with mo be fore she sank. It was heavy, and I cut it sway and it went down into tho deep sea above my boat. And seeing a spar I Aöizod it, and a thrill of agony darted through me, as near it I recognized the delicate figure of a female. 1 drew her to me, and lashed her to the spar by my side, and sd in tho black night we two floated away over the stormy sea. My companion was senseless for aught I know ehe was dead. A thou Hand emotions paSscd through my mind for the next five mlntltcs. Who was my companion on tho slight spar? What was tho vessel I hadsunk ? Was I with tho body of only a humart being, or was there a spark of life left? And how could I fn it to a flame ? Would it not be better to let her hink than float off with mo alono to starvo to dio of thirst and agony ? I chafed her hands, her forehead, her shoulders. In tho dense darkness I could not see her face, or tell if she wero old or young earccly white or black. Tho silence of tho soa was fear ful. So long as I had been on tho deck of my boat, tho wind whistling tnrougu the ropes and around tho spars made a continual sound, but now 1 heard noth ing but tho occasional sparkling ot tho pray, flio dash of n foam cap, or tho icavy sound of tho wind pressing on my car.- v--- At length eho moved her hand feebly m m a . a . in mine now my heart leaped at ths slight evidence that I wan not alone on tho wide ocean. I re-doubled my exertions, t passed ono of her arms over my neck to keep it out of the wa ter, while I chafed the other hand with olh of mino. 1 felt tho clasp of that arm tighten; I bowed my head towards iers. Mio drew mo closo to her ca ressingly laid her chcelc against mino. 1 let it rest there it might warm hers, and so help to give her lifo. Then she nestled closo to my bosom and whisper ed, "thank you." Sho knew not wh:ro sho was, that was clear. Her mind was wandering. At that instant tho end of tho spar struck somo heavy object, and wo wero dashed by a huge wavo over it, and to mv joy wero left on a floating deck. I cut tho lash from ho spar and fastened my companion and myself to tho part of the raft or wreck, l know not winch; and, all tho timo that arm was around my neck, rig id as death. Now camo tho low, wild wail that precludes tho breaking up a storm. jLiiuuir sec meu mien wun viowicsssnir IM. ! . t .rt I I I '.I t ils, mournfully singing and sighing. I never thought her anything clso than a human being. It was that humanity, that dear likeness of lifo that endeared her to mo. I wound my arm around her and drew her closo to my hoart, bowed my head over her in tho wild- ness of tho moment, and pressed my lips to hers in a long, passionate Idas, of intenso love and agony. Sho gave it bnck, murmuring somo namo of endear ment, bho clung about my neck, and laying her head on my shoulder, with her forehead pressed against my check, fell into calm slumber. The kiss burns on my lips now. Half a century of tho cold kisses of tho world havo not suffi ced to chill its influence It thrills mo now as then 1 It was madness; wild idol worship of tho form Uod gavo in tho imago of him self, which I udorcd in that hour as even God I I feel tho unearthly joy again to day, as I remember tho clasp of those unknown arms and tho eolt nressuro ofthat forehead. I know not, I cared not, if sho wero old and hag gard, or young or fair. I only know " 'I. !-.. ..1.l Ut .t. ana rejoiceu wuu joj union mut tuv was human, mortal or my own kiu, uy tho great father of our race. It was a night of thoughts and emo tions and phantasms that never can be described. Morning dawned gravely; the faint gleam of light showed mo a driving cloud abovo my head it was welcomed with a shudder, l hatea light I wanted to float over thatheav ing ocean with that form clinging to mo and mv arms around it, and my lips ev er and anon pressed to tho passionless tins of tho heavy sleeper. I asked no light. It was an intruder on my do main, and would drive her from my embrace. I was mad. Tin na the faca of m v companion gradually revealed in the dawning light as my eyes began to maio out ono oy ono the foaturos, and at length tho tcr riblo truth camo slowly burning in my brain. I mourned aloud in my agony "God of heavens, hi 6ho dead I ' and it was. Mary Sinclair. But sho was not dead. Wo floated all day long on tho sea, and at midnight of the next I hail ed a ship and took us off. Every man from tho "Foam" and tho other vessel was saved with one exception." Tho other vessel was tie "Fairy," a schoon er yatch belonging to a friend of Miss Sinclair, with whom she and her broth er, and a party of ladies and gentlemen had started, but three days previously for a week's cruise. I need not tell you how I explained that strange thrill when the schooner crossed our bow tho night before tho concussion, and what I felt again at the moment of the crash nor what Interpretation I gavo to the wild tumult of emotions all that long night. . 1 married Mary Sinclair and I buried her thirty- yeArs ftftrs'vr,dwiirid-I sonw. tlmCsTiavo-" tfte wmio eviaenco of her presence, now that I used to have when eho lived on the same earth with me. Marriages of Consanguinity. In tho National Medical Association, which was in session recently at "Wash ington City, a Very able report was sub mitted by Dr. S. M. Bcmis, of Kentucky upon tho influences of marriages cf con sanguinity upon offspring. Dr. Ucmis, after making some preliminary obser vations upon tho importance of tho sub ject in its bearings upon, tho welfare of society, goes on to state : Your reporter has mado great efforts to ascertain tho proiraato percentage of tho deaf and dumb and blind, in our asylums, who are tho decendants of blood inter-marriages. This effort has not been successful from tho difficulty principals of such iosIiLatioBS -find 1n gaining the rcqusito facts. Parents aro often Bcnsitivo on this score; and it is a dclicato matter for principals to attempt investigations which tho friends of tho beneficiaries suppose to bo unauthori zed by tho regulations of their various institutions. I feel, however, that my researches givo mo authority to say that over ten per cent, of tho deaf and dumb, and over five per cent, of tho blind, and nearly filloen per cent, of tho idiotic in our Stato institutions for subjects of tho effects, aro tho offspring of kindred parents. rtSldo from tho facts which I havo gained by corresponding with gcntlo- men who have given close attention to these points', ft curious but perfectly le gitimate process of computation con firms me in tho opinion that those esti mates uro very nearly correct. Five classes in tho schedule prepared give 787 marriages of t:a"s;c-QfhjiAx. blind idiotic, or insano children. Admitting the same ratio to prevail, tho Ohio report, which contains 115 marriages of cousins, followed by deaf und dumb, blind and idiotic, or insane offspring, would indicato tho cxistenco of 332 other marriages of cousini in tho samo population not followed by stich defects. Tho counties which fur nish this 151 marriages as above, and aro supposed to compriso in their limits 332 unreported marriages, making a to tal of 483, contained in lb50 a popula tion of 1,523,233. It tho samo ratio bo supposed to exist throughout tho Union thero would bo found to tho twenty mil lions of whito inhabitants, six thousand threo hundred and twenty-one marria ges of cousins, giving birth to 3,009 deaf and dumb, blind, idiotic and in sane children, distributed as follows : Deaf and dumb 1,110, blind CIS, idiotic 1,851, insano 2 OD. Then, if tho figures of the lustJUnitcd States censusstill ap plied to our population thero "Vould now bo found in tho Union : 9,130 deaf and dumb of whom 1,11c, or 12.8 per cent, arc children of cousins. 7,978 blind, of whom CIS, or 8.01 per cent, aro children of cousins. 14,217 idiotic, of whom 1,81ft, or 1.20 per cent, are children of cousins. 1 1,792 insane, of whom 299, or 0.19 per cent, are children of cousins. It may bo well worth tho attention of tho medical men of tho country to test this calculation of probabilities, and to either confirm or tonfuto it by any ad ditional facts which may come under their congnizanco. The cstimato is ouo full of gravo import, and ought to ar rest tho attention of the community at large. Ihough in America tho dispo sition to form such ill-assorted allian ces has never been manifested to tho sanr.0 extent as among tho aristocracy of tho old world, whero it is notorious that owing to marriaof blood rola lions, tho offspring of certain families of rank havo sadly degenerated in point of mental strength. Encourago Each Other. That was a noble and truly Araeri can trait of character, which was ex hibited by the men who were carried into tho ocean, as tho last sea swept over the Central America, and sho went down into tho dark unfathomablo caves of tho ocean. As we rose to the sur face' said several of tho survivors, 'and floated about on fragments of tho wreck, we cheered each other with words of encouragement, till the res cue came.' Thcro is a lesson in this peculiarly fitted to the present timo. Thero was, in that dead hour of night, in an open and stormy Fea, every mo tive for alarm and despair, every causo for panio and dismay. Less heroic men would havo been Bwto. wiJi fear, or garrulous with laj!ientation. But thosa struggling pufferfrs wero both ho roic and wise. They cheered and en couraged each other, and thus nerved and helped, by each other, they sank not butcombattod tho billows until succor and safety came. Might not the mer cantile community just now read a les son in this fact r ir Labor to purify thy thoughts if tho thoughts are not vicious, neither will the actions be so. District of Colombia-. Why Established. Hon. W. O. Godio, of Virginia, in a recent speech in the Federal House of Representatives, thus recites tho history of the establishment of the scat of Gov ernment at Washington. It will be new perhaps to somo of our readers: At tho closo of the war of the revo lution, when our arms were triumph ant; when tho power of Britain was overthrown, and victory had perched upon our banners, the army which achieved this glorious triumph was left in a stato of destitution. Tho timo had come when that army was to be dis banded, anl tho veteran citizen soldier return to his long neglected homo. But ho was without pay without a cent of money in his pocket fur away from his home;, all tattered and torn all wearied and worn ho was to bo dis banded and turned loose upon the world without even a settlemant of ac counts. Ho knew not what allowance would bo mado for him by tho country whoso enemies ho had conquered, and whoso liberty ho had achieved. Great and extensive discontent prevailed, and there was danger of a general mutiny. Never was tho address of General Washington put to tho severer trial, but ho firmly essaj-ed tho task, and his efforts wcro crowned with success. Tho spirit of patriotism was diffused in to tho army, as an emination from his soul. Order was restored, tho army dis- fersed, tho liberties of America estab ished upon a lasting foundation. At Lancaster, Pennsylvania, thcro was a canton of raw recruits, who re fused io bo appeased, and who refused to submit to be disbanded, by the terms which wero rendered indispensible by tho actual poverty of Government. And venting, their rage, and yowing vengence, they took up the lino of march far Philadelphia, where the Continental Congress was in session. Their ap proach was known at Philadelphia, Congress called on tho corporato au thorities to provide the means of rcsis tanco and protection. The corporate authorities referred the question to the Stato authorities, and. pending the de lay which intervened, tho mutineers had reached the city. Tho house in which tho sessions were held was sur rounded by tho enraged soldiery. The passways wcro blockaded with bayonets, and a demand was mado on tho Coun cil, who assembled in tho samo houso, that tho accounts should bo settled in twenty minutes; and this mcssago was . ... . . i . . . . ncvnmpanicuvni no inrcat ttiai turned loose, will hands, frco from all res train Is of law. By somo mean-, of which I am not istinetly informed, the members effec ted their escape, and before they dis persed in confusion, they agreed to ro- assemble at Princeton, and for some timo their futuro sessions wero held thcro. After this mortifying outrago and flagrant insult Congress resolved that it was necessary to establish tho scat of government in a locality and unucr circumstances wncro they might oxert ft power and authority adequate to their own protection; and this deter mination seems very generally to have settled down in tho publio mind. At an carry stago of tho proceedings of the edcral Constitution of tho United States, a resolution was adopted instruc- . : ii.. mi mo coimnuico to inpcri a ciuuao in suring an adcouato authority in tho edcral govern mcnt for all purposes of Bvw-proiccwon wnicii rcsuitea in mo clause now found in tho Constitution establishing an cxclusivo jurisdiction 1 P ...! I ? 1 . t. .1 within this district. The Atlantio Telegraph. This gigantic enterpriso frau-'ht with so much interest to tho scientific and commercial world, is again in activo pro grcas. jute cauio, wnicn nas ocen cov . - MM I I I i ered during tho winter with a protect mg mixture or tar, linseed oil and bees wax, has been coiled upon tho shins gamemmnon and Niagara, and the process of pa ing out, it no hindranco as occurred, is now commenced, beven lundred miles of new cable havo been manufactured, besides a further lontrth of ninety miles nearly completed. The X' n - " i .. Niagara carries nso muesot permanent, and 22 of experimental cablo, the Agam emnon 1477 miles of permanent, and 17 of experimental cable; making 3,004 miles of cable of both kinds. Tbo brakes, for retarding tho velocity of the cable, aro said to bo quito simple. guiding 6hcavo conducts it from tho hold, carries it upon two sheaves, groved in several places, thenco under another groved wheel, and Irom this over wheel in the stem from which it passes into the sea. The brake is 60 constructed that tho amount of prcssuro upon tho coil can bo indicated, and regulated at will. It wil bo remembered that the loss of the ca ble last V'ear was occasioned by a too po vero pressuro ot tho braues when its momentum was very great. English Naval Evgincers have been dUpatchcd from ordinary duty to superintend the management of the requisite machinery it things work favorably, it is exrect ed that ,the enterprise will bo sucecs fully completed during tho present month. Starting at tho point of junct Ion, at mid-ocean, tho two-snips wil proceed in either direction. If BUCCCssiV.l, it will provo the crown ing event of tho ago in practical ßcicnco linking more closely In bonds of amity and commerce tbo nations of the old and new world. American lluralist. KJrJI. Chevalier declares that in Franco at the present timo phosphorus is tho most dangerous forms of poisons known, having roplaced arsenic, which is now so difficult to obtain, llo men tions fortv cases of. criminal poisoning by it. r - c7'i Ü.TIk Un Uelicati Questioning. A young man in ono of the laigo towns of Mas- sachusctts, recently invited a young la- dy to .accompany him to the Episcopal rl 11 ffc Thrtti It! An f a ! I ha door, and wcro waiting to be conduct- edto a scat, when ono of the 'pillars of tho Church' accosted them with the question, -Are you theyoung couple that n n r Kama -.1 . ! i ,1 .. 1 Al. u I V uusiiit'n tins aucr- ..wv,.. . ... iV ..uv;u ior ' nature and the vounsr mnn left thftl church, and went into a Catholic Chap- i Heut ui , wuvreH no uciicr iaio await-1 ea mm; iox -no nau scarcely entered " him -if he was the vounjr man that was n'nnr. r. U TO:.J7 W .! I (jUIIIJ, W WS IIIUIIICUI All-SU tuenkiuus would certainly indicate an extraordi nary amount of interesting business on band at tho churches alluded to. Farmer's Omnibus. Carrots consume one hundred and ninety-nino pounds of lime to the acre; turnips but ninety pounds. - Clay will permanently improvo any atil -lltat Ii nn1t am Iaa aU T a -J I leached ashes will also benefit leachy land. A tun of dry forest leaves produces only fivo hundred pounds of mold; hence, fivo hundred pounds of mold; will produce a tun of plants. Clay applied to sandy land is färbet- terthan sand to clay land. One hun- uitiu uuu BiAy iuh. iy mo acre win H at si I ft r-aw4 rsiwtft lima Ik. . 'Ml. give an inch in depth. xuro puuvpuorus is worm irom lour to DVO dollars a tun; and OS It COmes - . . I ii uui iiiu cat in ji. Miovvs now scarce it is. v .1 .1. i .. . juiuivokuiiu caiiu retains neat mo longest; black, peaty soils radiate heat t ie most rania r. r.onsfnnontiv rni . a soonest, and are the first to experience irobt. The Tomb of Franklin. Tho Philadelphia Bulletin says that an accident has raised to the memoryof The grave of tlic ! American Philosopher, all who have tried to reach It fcnrf. U in a 1 hiiadelphia graveyard, which is V" a a a a surrounded by a high wall, all tho gates "l.uu" wuicn are Kepi locKCJ. ine Lulletin thus mentions tho location of ... h..v, -..v v.. uo utcuiuva in im iiu-i men I: It is pretty generally known tint Dr. Franklin m.ci hi rvirrt v,c i nrn, ciose to tho Arch street wall of Christ I . . a a Church graveyard, a vcrv short dlstanro below Fifth btrcct. Just over this spot iwvircs oi ono ot me telegraph lines c tiiwo'xvf.a'lollövv'theso wires .ue upon me i niioopncr s grave hven; .a5d Hcywood, 'that had it hop certainly as the electric current j - r.'ii :i 1.1 1. i 1 illS owed tho kite-strinff htld bv the ightning-tamcr himself, in his first rude experiment. Byron's lines, in view of mo iacts set lorth abovo, scoin almost luopiKuc. jio eaiu: "lieroio Franklin' i.Liiodopiii had. a I. .1.. ILL... O l. . t - . . .. ..all wuu m lut uKuiuius wuicu nn nana BiiTa. I ate or the ArosTLis. Matthew is supposcu io nave Buuercu martyrdom, or was slain with tho sword at tho city li-l - An t . t of Lthiopia. Marie was dragged through the streets of Alexandria, in lSgypt, till he expired. Luke was hanged upon an olive-tree, in urceco. John was put into ft cauldron of boil- ing oil at Homo, and escaped death at vpnesus, in Asia. Tiimr flirt Tiooa vna 4lnmi-it (VMrt n pinnacle, or wing of tho temple, and then beaten to death with a fuller's club. ii.ii; . i,,i ii inr trUrAiia .i.iu- r.f ii !n a. ..... " uii kl, a i. lau I I'll- ii a m am a a. iv a i " t i .7. mm 1 a a a a m. aaa 1-1 ia. Bartholomew was flayed alivo by the , - . I j j r command of a barbarous king. . Andrew was bound to a cross, whence ho preached to tho pcoplo till ho cxpi red. Thomas was run through tho body with a lahco at Coremandcl, in the East Indies. Judo was shot to death with arrows Simeon was crucified in Persia. Mathias was firwt stoned and then be headed. A Beautiful Allegory. a . I A traveler who spent somo time in Turkey, relates ft beautiful parablo which was told him by ya dcrvice, and which seems even raoro beautiful than Slcrno's celebrated figure of the accu sing spirit and recording angel : Every man," says, tho dcrviso, "hasLtnn ?t nm nft ti.ft tn H. mws. vet da .Ii. ... I.:. :i.i i.Jivio, uiii vii mo i itiifc nuwuiuvi, i i. :.. in.... l. j ... . unu one on uis jeiä. f ucu lie uocs oii iiiu.tt (jwu, um Hiiiiuunnjiiiivfcuwui- der writes it down and seals it, for what is dono is forever, uhcnhe has done evil, the angel on the left shoulder writes it down. Ho waits until midnight. If before that time tho man bows down his head an exclaims 'Gracious Allah II have sinned, lonnvo me! the nncel rubs it out, and if not, at midnight he seals it, and tho angel upon the. right shoulder weeps. BfiT" Moro than two hundred of the students of Ilavard College ai cd in tho various boat clubs, or have wherries of their own. Thero aro clcv. en boat clubs in the College, owning boats with six or ciirht oars each, but having two or thico times tho number of members necessary to man them. Then thero are two-oared boats, and eleven or twclvo wherries. ur. Johnson on JjIars. Lven me V . V . 11 rooDcr anu mo cui-mroui imve meir t 1 I a l A A 1 a. a. iL follower, who admire their address and intrepidity, their stratagems of rapine, and their fidelity to the gang. The liar, and only tho liar, is invariably find un ivcrsally despised, abandoned and dis owned; he has no domestic consolations which he can opposo to tho censures of mankind; he can retiro to no frater nity whero his crimes may stand in placo of virtues, but is given up to the hisses of multitude, without friend aad without apologist. . (onttittt Ot t)t BtltWOVtS. jj- Unquestionably a bill of a epecie paying bank is a lie-bill. lion' t Kf'Bo Wp, ray blade, as the butcher boy said when grinding his knife- A manufacturing wirc-worker . ... 0 . . . nv t59 th0 pub,c t0 come and see ti8 'invisible' wire fences, SP The slang phrase not a red cent,' uow wvwmw wav.vkv, v ... A w 1 and foo! m company are ll0 n crab and an oyster ; the one watches till the other opens his mouth, that he may cat him up. Itow wImI.t Kitor. ordtrtDf alt Wow, Forbd on woman ' eh 1b b beard to (row; Tot bow abonld b b hrd, wh''tr to ikUL Whoa toaga would nwer let bar chla b itlll. ÄQT 'I ty Pat, what are you about ? sweeping out that room ? -jSo, an- answered Pat, 'I am sweeping out the A i f A n1 Innwin r 4 V r -- - ' gär Lord Kenton told a witness an grily, that ho would commit him. "I hope," answered he, 'you will not com mit yourself.' fnlinwtn a fWV f ,.r,ne f 11 . W fc . i.- ble our climate. ' . . ' eer- If von haiM no mW nf - - . " "J VB ventillatinr vour hed mom rnrtirm. (to bed. throw the ton rr thron n-h th ----------- o 1 ä window. w w X rjt a person oorca ov a snuintinr man, who persisted in asking questions ftuuui n.s oroacu icir- rcpneu, omnnatl- caliy, 'It s quite crooked as you see.' V2T Why is a beauty liko the engino on it railway 7 Uecause she . draws a train after her. scatters the enarks. YXi rget timo and Space. laics) und makes us twv- In Ireland a sharnfelW U .aM to bo as cuto as Power's fox,' the Ibx of Hallvbothcrem. which used to rend th newspapers every morning to find out wncro tuo nounaswere to meet. .eST.A.n ol(! !Adv r?a.dinS an count 01 a distinguished old lawyer who was leni1 Ia Ia 4.i4Ka T K: A." . 1 V , : , Jal,',c, ciaimca: ;i oor mau, ucnaa a urcaa- ful et of ch,Idren- ttow do von like-rWrx ,i Kof u i.l i iiiii M 1 1 1 i. , ii i ii it iiii l l. uii i I ii nrn nnn. 5T Said our liltlo Herbert, of four years old, to a young man who was stop- ring at our nounc, ana wno wore a moustache, Why do you have eye 1. . ' . ... orowanil nrowrifl vniir mouth T ter A tinsv Irlsman leaning srainst I . " - . " C" a lamp-post, as a lunerol procession was passing bv, wns asked who was dead. I can't exactly say, sur.' said he, 'but I presume it is thcjintloman in thecoCIn.' ftuS 'lou ve destroyed my peaco of raind. said a dcsnondintr lover to a tru. ant lass, 'it can t do you much harm. John, for it was an amazing small piece I la a a you nau, any way r I . 'v 3V:. IInmc Ra.'d ad.v wine pniiosopner, when t am asKca wnai is my age, wnai answer I . .. . . .n " ' , . w snau i give t 'oay, maaame, wnai x a... - 1 i 1 ? . believe to bo the truth; that you have not yet come to tho years of discretion. S$u Tbo following is one of the toasts offered at a supper of tho printers of " a Lowell : 'Our Revolutionary Fathers Like '-ww I n!nf ari th Air st.lr t tin' I Vi a p'vy I lit vv 1 Ij HJVf VAAVVI WM VSIV 'lorins of the Tories and 'doubled lead ed the British 'colunms.' CSy During the search for femalo compositors, it is reported that the fol lowing dialoguo took place: uood morning, Mr. llenpeck. Have you any daughters that would make good typo- fetters 7 'o, but 1 nave got a who that would make a very fine 'devil. BA. 'Pompy what am dat goes when A t trnrvAti rrrm at aim wKaVn 1 a rrrsr 11 ...... ' J rfirrnn rnn't trn w th it 7" I . . & ': . ßUb9 dat up, Clem. w uy do noise, ob courso. t& 'Sam, why am de lawyers zactly like tho de fishes ? I 'I doesn't meddle wid eny sich sub- hectx, Pomp. 4 V hy, don t you see, nigger, kaze dey lis so fond ol de-bate. BGu The other day a Jew was quiz- zing an Irishman, and kept at him un til ho was somewhat aggravated, when turning round he tartly remarked; Yes dorn your sowl, if it hadn't been for the like of yecs, the Savior would a bin alive now. and doing well.' j&SrGirls want good husbands, and young men want prudent, sweet tern- pcred wives. No such commodities at present in the market. Dandies and fashionable ladies, who screw un their . I . . mm " waists to resemble a wasp, want com- I " mon sense. tST An old lady, possessed ot a fine fortuue, and noted for her 'penchant for tho tiso of figurative exprcosions, one day assembled her grand-thildren, when the following conversation took place: My children, said tho old lady 'I am tho root and you are the branch cs.' 'Grand ma, said one, 'I was think, ing how ranch better the branches would flourish if the root was under tbe ground.'