Newspaper Page Text
fcTi:ilMS P TIIK AMKHIt'AX."
HKNHY U. MASSEK,? PuntunrHn Ann JOSEPH EISELY. SPorHiRTo8. it. tt. .n.lSSKK, Editor (n?ntl IS MillRKT STRKKT, Hull HERB. THE" AMERICAN" is published every Satur day at TWO DOLLARS per annum lo le )nitl half yearly in advance. No paper discontin ued till ill arrearages ate paid. No subscription received for a Jess period th:in i mouths. All communications or letter on business relating to the office, to insure attention, must be POST PAID. The First Irlh rhe Hontcliold. T AKMA. Oh, many a mournful year hath flown, Since first amid our family bund Dentil e.ima and stole our timeliest one, And bore her to the spirit-land. Yot shrined with many a sweet, fad thought, That loved one's memory lingers sull; Tor nhl she left a ooid that nourjht 15 at mournful thoughts could fill. Vents have past by, I said, and yot It only seems the other day, inoe round Ker dying lied we met, With breaking hearts to weep mid pray, Her gentle soul we strove to think. Would linger yt I amid earthly flowers, I'vcn when 'twas trrmhliru; on ttto brink Of lovelier worlds than ours. Yes ! there, e'en when all hope had flown, We wept away each hnR'rinir hour, I'ntil the shades of death enmcdown. And closed at lust the shutting hour. And yet it seemed like sin to grieve For one so patient and resigned ; For if she mourn'd 'twas but to leave Such breaking hearts behind. fVoVd. Yet death ciuld scarcely chill Her smiling beauties, tho' she Iny Wiih cold extended limts, f, still Her face looked fiirer than tho day Those ryes once eloquent with bliss, Were eloped as soil as shutting llowers. Oh ! few could hear a sight like this I! ut such a sight was outs. How slow wore that long, long day; Like spirits in Dome haunted place We'd sit and sigh, then deal awav To look once more at that pale fact. We could not think her soul had past The awful bounds of mort.il strife; That, that warm heart was cold at last That loved us more than life. And when the funeral rite waa said, They bore her from her hnppy home, And left het with the silent dead, A pale-faced tenant of the tomb, Thry reared no marble 'mid the flowers, Above her prave to mark the spot; Yet many a heart as fond as our Still holds her unforgot. Months passed, yet still our sorrow gush'd, The free glad laugh no more was heard, And many a little voire wa hu-hed, That used to warble like a bird. And though at time wo strove to smile Serenely, for e.ich oiher's sake, e weep in secret all the while, A if our hi arts would break. Yet why should death be linked with fear ! A single breath, a low drawn sigh Can break the ties that bind us hcie, And waft the spirit to the i-ky. Snich was her end. A calm rt lease, No clinging!) to this mortal clod, She closed her eyes, and stood in peace Bcfoic a smiling (Jod. Tight. One way or other we are always tight. For fashion seems in t'ghtness to delight. The lady loves a tightness in her waist, The dandy in tight pints will show his taste, And in tight bouts will ninny love to tie. id. While others seek a tightness in the head. These in their pleasure only growing tight. While in their dealings there ate inanv qu to As much subservient to the fashion. Then We must gel tioht to stand as moral men : For in molality 'tis clearly elated I -oust habits never can be tulerated. So to lie tigKt is only to be right, And that' the way to keep us right and tight. Phaxva.o the N. O. riraijune. Kti'T Fou Makimj C.oon Bkeao Mr. James Roche, so lotto; celebrated in Haiti more lis a baker of excellent bread, having retired from hosincs, litis furnished the folio wing re cipe for making good bread, with a request that it should be published fur the information of the public. Take tin earthen vessel larger nt the top than at the bottom, and in it put one pint of milk warm water, one and a half pounds flour, and half pint of malt yeast ; mix them well together and set it away (in winter it should be in a warm place) until it rises and till Is again .which will he in from three to five hours; (it may be Bet at night if it lie wanting in the morning ;) then put two large spoons full of salt into two quarts of water, and mix it well with the above rifling ; then put it in about nine pounds of Hour and work your dough well, ami set it by until it becomes light. Then make it out into loaves. The abuvu will make tour loaves. As witiie tlour is dry and other runny, the a bove quantity, however, will be a guide. The person making bread will observe that runny and new flour will require one-fourth more salt than old and dry floor. The water also should be tetnered according to the weather in spring and fall it should only be milk warm, in hot w eather cold, and in winter warm. Ihioi' Cakes. One quart of milk, large tea spmmful of Salarattis dissolved in a cup of cream ; to which stir in Hour very smoothly until a thick hatter. Then dip your spoon in milk anl wJ,h it place your Imlter at a short distance in a buttered pan. ery delicate, tnadc entire of crcuin, cither with or without SUNBTOY AMERICAN. AND SIIAM0K1N JOURNAL, Absolute acim-scenec in the decisions of the majority, the vital principle of lb-publics, from winch Ily 9IaiNcr & l:iolj. A MAUVKLLOIS FISH STOUY. Wo were shown a letter yesterday, Fays tire Cincinnatti Times of Tuesday, by a gentleman of this city, which he received Irom a friend living in Ixniisville, giving a description of a monster of the Snake species, captured near Baton Rouge, on the 2f)th tilt. Vc rather in clined to the belief that it was a hoax, but having seen a paper of tho 21)lh, which detail ed tho w hole history ol the expedition, battle, and capture, we can sec no reason to doubt the authenticity of the statement referred to. It is thought that his majesty came up through twine of the bayous, or numerous outlets of the Miss issippi, in that part of Louisiana. We give the condensed statement taken from the letter mentioned above. 'Tho Pilot of the steamboat Placqucmine, n lower country boat, just before she reached Ba ton Rouge, n rounding the point, discovered, close ahead, w hat ho supposed to lie a floating tree, and as it was somewhat fogL'y at the time, 7 o'clock, A. M., he rung the bell, and the en gine was instantly stopped. Tlic stopping of the boatatiracted attention, and, as usual, every eycon deck was directed forward to ascertain the reason ; by which time this huge monster of the deep, having probably satisfied his curi osity, moved oil" majestically to (.he opposite snore, inclining down me stream, iiiosensa- tion produced on all who witnessed the fearful hut magnificent undulation of his body, as he passed rapidly through the water, to judge by my own feelings, and the countenances ol those around nie, was indescribable. The alarm quickly ran through the boat , although every person on lioard was on the lookout, not more than twenty persons saw him, as the ftigehimst immediately hid him from our sight. Steam was instantly let on, and in about twonly-fivc minutes we reached Baton Relive. Some time elapsed before the citizens could believe we I were in earnest, but alter a w hile it was re membered that several negroes, cattle, and hogs, had disappeared within the last few days, in un unaccountable and mysterious manner, and that the negroes had been talking about a big animal seen in a bayou, which an old native of Congo said, was one of (.Jod Almighty's Spir its, come to free the niggers, and take them Ixick to their own country. At last, however, a company was formed to go in starch of this hideous monster. Our two Wits were soon filled w ith volunteers from the steamboat, a niong whom were two old South Sea whalers, who fixed up harpoons, and made the regular arrangements for a desperate encounter. Lieutenant Brooks, of the I'nited States Na vy, who was on a visit to a brother attached to the command, occupying the V. S. Arsenal here volunteered to go, and was unanimously ap pointcd commander uf the expedition fifteen men including otlicers, also put off in the Ixiats, belonging to the garrison, and joined ns. Af ter a row of about an hour, we arrived at the spot where his s:iakeship was last seen the sun had dispelled the fog, and shone out in un clouded splendor. About one mile and a half below, we found the monster half upon the liank and the other half in the water, in a bend w here tho water runs exceedingly swilt. One of the garrison bouts, in the bow of which was a small cannon or swivel, went ahead ; this gun had been loaded with musket bullets, and w hen the boat approached the dreadful looking crea ture, a man laid himself down in the bout, for the purpose of taking aim, while another stood ready with a match w hich he applied instantly as the word was given, and at the rejsirt, we found that almost, if not all the bullets, struck the monster, and cut him nearly in two, he fell over, however, into the river, dragging wiih him a large calf. As we gave way, one hall of the men in each boat tired four rounds alter nately uwn his majesty, when we were satis fied ho was helpless. We then rowed up cau tiously, and having satisfactorily ascertained that he was dead, made fast to him, and towed him to shore, and in a few minutes the steam boat Rosabel came along, and towed our prize up to town. On measuring him he was .".') feet 8 inches long, and U feet and a half in di ameter at the thickest part ; his skin resembles somewhat that of a young alligator, but w ith scales his head is more like an alligator than a common snake, and his jaws were tearful and horiihle to behold ; there was a double parallel row of teeth, as sharp as needles at the point, and about two inches long, Croat was the ex citemcut when we started, but still greater was the joy at our return ; every man, woman, child and negro within five miles, apparently, came to the landing to see the monster. Prepara tions are making to dress and stul! the skin, and place it in some of our museum?. I must now close, but shall w rite again more fully as soon as I return home. Ki.oqit.m k of IhaiiH. The crow has evi dently rend Slmkspear : to tho legislator who proHires a bounty on his head, he quotes, 'Hear me for my ci; ;' and as soon as corn is rie in the fields, buy to the farmer, 'Jxnd me jour imbtiry, XoiMiiiiiibri litn.1 Co. The Premettieaa f .Hweh j lir. The Prometheus ot'.ftschylashns no parallel in the literature of tho world ; it stands alone in its naked majesty, tinapproaolred and nnap proBchablc a gigantic conception, filling the mind with wonder and witn" awe a creation, of which all imitations must he s tho brawn clashing? of Salmonella to the thunder ofJupi ter. It is an exhibition cd intellectual enertrv. so confident in its own strength as to defy even clernal torments of a w ill, so determined on freedom as to rise superior to destiny of en durance, that scorns even the vengeance of Om nipotence. The more ancient deities of the Hreeks ap pear to have been, like those of the Asiatics, in a great degree rlcmrnlary not actuated by human passions, and scarcely susceptible to hu man feelings; and their very indistinctness re commended them to the vast imagination of .Kschylns : they possessed that attribute of the terrible w hich, in the book of Job, makes its creep with horror: 'A spirit passed before my face : the hair of my flesh stood up : it stood still, but I coii Id not discern the form thereof. This drama opens with a sceive which can scarcely be described. Prometheus, at oircc a ixl and a personification of human powers sub limed, appears stretched on a rock in the Scy thian desert : Strength and Force beings witlawit com passiott, blind slaves of the destiny that rules upon Olympus arerivcttinglhc ad amantine chains. Vulcan, thoti'rh eriitally Kjund to obey the behest of Jupiter, cannot restrain hispil v, and is taunted by Strength for yielding to the soft emolinn. They strain the limbs they twist the chains they bind the fet tvrs 'the iron enters into his soul ;' but the Titan sustains it all in the majesty of silence; not a word, nor sigh, nor groan escapes him : it is not until his tormentors have departed that he bursts forth w ith his magnificent appeal to Universal Nature : Best and divinest air ! ye swift-wing'd winds ! Ye liver springs and ocean billow ! ye Thai, countless in your multitudes, laugh out Wiih long, loud peals ei lilting lo In- free! Earth, universal mother of all life ! And ihou, O sun, whose eye pierces all nature, You I invoke! look on me what 1 suiter From gods, a god ! His solitude is interrupted by the appear ance of the compassionate ocean nymphs, the most lovely, tender, and spiritual of all poetic creations. I he conversation of Prometheus with these gentle beings alternates between vivid recollect ions of the past and faint glimps es of the future, mingled with uncontrollable bursts of present agony : for a moment it is broken in iimi by the Titan Oceiiuus, vainly urging submission to his fate. Oceanus w ith draws, however, and the nymphs again listen to the mysterious prophecies of tho sullering Titan : the choral odes in which they reply are without a parallel for force and beauty. Io, another victim of persecution, enters, and, a mid all tho severity of his own tortures, Prome theus is touched with sympathy for hers. The departure of Io hastens the catastrophe : Mer cury appears, and threatens Prometheus with the vengeance of Jove if he does net explain the dark threats he has uttered, portending dire ful calamities to the god of gods. His refusal is in a tone of stern and insulting defiance : There is no outrage, Torment, or anifice of Jove that can Alter my firm resolve: never will I Dixpense my knowledge till he loose these chains. Then let him burl bis hgtitnir.gs ns he will. And shake the solid earth with all hi thunders; Pour down a hurricane of white-wing'd snows To sweep icsis'less ruin, and confound Ami mingle all things; me he shall not move, Nor shake my puros never to reveal By whom kball fall the lyrauj. Threats and remonstranpgSf prove equally un availing to change his,-trong resolve ; but scarcely h.is he finished before the thunder rolls tho lightning flashes, the earth shakes, the winds rush from the four quarters of heaven, and, amid this elemental ttftatW, the rock, with tho uticonqiiered aud unconquerable Titan, sinks into the depths of the dark regions Mow. L. l Taitro. CoMtri.T vol k Witt, Judge Kent says "There are but very few evils to which a man is subjected, that he might not avoid if ho would converse more w ith his w ife, and lake her ad vice." Who is wise! He that learns from every one. Who is powerful ! He that governs his own passions tent. Who is i icli 1 He that is cou- Mav 'Man is to man all kinds of beasts ; a fawning dog, a roaring lion, a thieving fox, a robbing wolf, a dissembling crocadile, a treach erous decoy, und a rapacious vulture1' ('iih7i y. Tiik Son,. 'We might compare the soul to a linen cloth ; it must he first washed to take oil its native hue and Color, and to make it white; and afterwards it must be ever and anon vsusl.ed, to preserve mid keep it white,' ' Suutfi. there is no appeal but to frrco, tho vital principle and la. Saturday, Aiiiit n, s Vl. from the .. V. AmeitVwi. Horror of Vr We hate war, and look vn it except in tire last cxtrcinvty and in self-defence only as the greatest crime against man and against (Jed, The riostiliiies now waging by tire British against the Chinese, have seemed to us, end have been descrihvd o in this paper, ns wan ton, wicked and cruel. Soof the dreadful ven geance taken by the AUnghatisvf the corps ol (ren. Klphinstnie that fell into their iwer, wo have sp-.ken as in mine measure a jnet ivtribt.. j tion Kir the enormities ierietrated by the British ih India. But w hib; this cmintry and others visit those British aggression with censure, little is said or thought of the enormities petpctrated by France in her wanton invasion of, and attempt to suhdne ami colonwo, Algeria. There, w hole (ribes, owing no allegiance to France, natives and owners of the land they live in, arc reck lessly swept oil their property plundered, their dwellings burned, their whole country devastated; and all because Franco wants an outlet for her superfluous military spirit, and covets, moreover, a grand Colony in Africa. The enormities of this war are at this mo ment pressed upon vrtir attention by a despatch in a late French paper from the dhef tie Itnt lulon, Bissnr dated Algiers, JlUh June, re lating an attack he made with a column of a- hotit five hundred men upon the triba of Beni Menacer. We translate this exlaact : "We arrived at day-break at Melil-Houar, the centre of the tribe, and of a rtry rirh inl trill proplcil country. All this portion of the country trim f rnvrcif loj tntj troops, not a ril rjffe nor u hoiifti i snipitl tkc mflumis: aliout MM) cattle, 10 er PJ,(HK sheep, PHI prisoners, and a great number of mules chargeJ with very rich packages, were brought in by the de tachment." These mountaineers thus driven from homes made desolate, were on their own soil de fending the land of their birth and their fa thers' burial ; and yet the troops of a civilised and Christian nation lioast of robbing, ravag ing, and inassacreing such distant, unoll'ending, and semi-civilized enemies ! While the French press is clamorous about British ambition, and Bt itish cruelties in India, it has no mirror to reflect the ambition aud 1 cruelties Connected with the conquest ol A I- gurs. For us, happily exempt, and ever fo be ex empt, Irom the burden and temptation of colo nies ; and more happily exempt we try to be lieve, though not without misgivings some times from the mad thirst of military glory; the lesson to be derived from the examplo aud the crimes of both P.ngland and France is, to cultivate the sprit of tnodcrat ion, justice, and peace with all nations, and to discountenance the rutlianly tastes for, and admiration uf, the sword rtnd the torch, slaughter and devasta tion, which Wak engenders and justifies. How to Cook Ci'ct Mitt. hn. We have seen a reci)e to cook cucumbers, suiuewliat after this fashion ; Take the cueinnliers and after cutting ofl'tho rind, cut them into slices, then cut up a few onions with them, popjier and salt them to your liking, and add vinegar to them and I hen, open your window and throw lliein away. This is the usual way of preparing them for the table, and doubtless the recipe is so word ed as to impress the idea ol their unhrullhim fs and we must confess, that we are among those w ho have so e.-teenu d them. But if eoo.t 1 as below stated, we conceive them not only to be wholesome, but among the most palatable vege table dishes with w hich the table cmi be garn ished. Our method is this ; Pare oil' the rind, then cut the cucumber in to slices IrntftlitciH; dust either side of those slices wiih corn meal or wheat flour, popi er and salt them lo plea si: your taste; this done, fry them brown, and you will have erne of the most delicious dishes that you can imagine, combining in their flavor those of the oyster plant and eggplant. If their heallhlulness, thus cooked, there can Ik' 110 question, and of their palatablenees, it is only necessary that you try then), to say w ith uslhal they uro ex quisite. Bi.ai-k ami Whiti:. The French pape-rs give the following story -received neat as im ported t rt tin the Isle of Cuba. 'Six hundred negioes had been sold by an American slave doah-r, but 111 three weeks af ter the sale, they all disappeared in out; night, It was afterwards discovered that the UNI pre tended negroes hud sailed for Jamaica, taking their places as w bile passengers f The fact is, they had stained their skins with nitrate of silver, to pass for blacks a fraud deposed to by a chemist who had sold the roniinodiiy." A fellow 'down cast' says that the times are hard he Ihiiiksof kuvuij tli.B world unJ dimliiiii; a lite I immediate parent of despotism. .litrKo, Vol. II"Vk M.VIII. Nrw use of Imllati t'nrn. We have been fnvorod with a visit to the farm if Air. iVfifMnin Webh, near Wilming ton, and have examiniil the acre of corn which his son Mr. William Wehls is cultivating for the purple uf making sng.tr from the dlalKs the Mvrvnl sram. The rows are two and a full leol apart, hih! the plants not more limn an inch ortwo distant in the rows; the seed was' drilled with a machine of his own invention, and has produced a crop of unprecedented vigor and uniformity. The yield is cnotmou, and m s rwlt ,,,IPnnnPPB r(u, warn,lU tic j ronji'ctnrts is exinvtcd to yield n rjnnntily of sugar equal to Mr. Webb's calculation, name ly lHi pounds per acre. The ears of corn arc now in ptogress of extraction, and the fact is proved, that this part of the process ran be performed to prolit, the worth ef the ear and leaf attached, being of piorc value than tho lalwr required. Owing to close planting, per haps, there is not more than me stalk in forty or fifty, which exhibits signs of fvniting whether they will be equally productive in the saccharine principle as those more perfect in their formation, is a question which Mr. ' Webb's indefatigable spirit fin- research is dc- etincd to solve. The stalks are already full of sap, and some of them are showing signs of maturity; the juice mini these is vinous and peculiarly agree-able to the taste, and there is 1 J " . no doubt that it might Is? made, in its present incipient state, toyield a wine lor present pur- j poses, far superior to any that could be made j from grape in this climate. It would appear, llicrclore, that the question in future will be not what else can lie made from the 'universal corn-crop,' but what else crtiunr" bo made from it!' As we heard one obsoi ve the other day, 'Why, 'tis meat, drink and clothing, lodging, washing and mending ! Affecting one's life, character and behaviour our prospects and happiness in this life, and fitting us for that winch is to come, bv engendering; a universal spirit of industry and improvement throughout the length and breadth of the land.' Mr. Webb deserves the thanks of the community for his untiring zeal in the cause. I'lirmrr's Caliim t. Lard Oil. Analysis The following ex tract is from a valuable article in the Uniis- ville Journal on the discovery and ctlecta of I,ard Oil This great discovery is one of the results of 1 "' on., ,m, cuung luiuis, .1 ......... . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1110 uiiuiy 01 11 nin nearer 01 miucaiion, lor which we have so often contended. Mr. Arago, the illustrious French philosopher, has forci- bly shown that inventors arc the real benofao tors of a State ; and in projioition as we give the highest departments of science to the mass of the people, in that proportion do wo' secure new invention and great d.scovcries. It the citizen reflect, then while enjoying the light ' . , ,? of the lard oil, that the saving he ellects in pur- chasing a gallon of it at ."ill cents, instead of a (allon of the sperm oil at .l,7"), is one of the results of science ; and let it be nn incentive to secure and maintain a comprehensive system of public instruction. This is but a single item, but it alone should cause science to lie respec ted. Cheveruel, a French chemist, in some inves tigations Un animal lat, discovered that it was conqxised of tw o principles, to w hich he gave the names rluine and strtirin, and he found that they could bo easily seperated. They are composed of carlmn, hydrogen, and oxygen; and wherever carbon predominates in an ani mal oil, we may be assured of an article capa hleof a high degree of luminous power. A cu rious experiment is related by Bernard, which shows that fat niiy be made artificially ; on niixiiii; together tine measure of curUuilc acid, - 1 1 .... 1 1... 1. leu measures in ca i nniei n-'i ny m1' -u, moi twenty of hydrogen, and transmitting the mix- tore through a red hot tuU several while crys- tals tveru obtained, which were insoluble m water, soluble in alcohol, aud lusible by heat ih- to an oily fluid. The following Hre the relative constituents of lard Oil and spermaceti : Carbon, llvdn'en. Oxvl'c.i. lard oil, 7H Oil 11 0 5l Spermaceti, 7'.) l"i 11 li it We have heard the fear r.;iroKsed, that the j lard oil will not stand the winter, or will not retain its fluidity in cold weather. This is a very idle fearv Sperm oil is undo in the same way 11s lard oil. It is compe'd of eluine and sU'arin, and they are aeperabHl by pressure up on bibulous paper, which retains 'he claim1. .. .1 . . ... - 1 ,:i : . . I ....I ny xueeame proee. .... ..,,.,.,..; I 1 1 .. 11 .. . .. .. . 11 wititri siraineu luru on win nanu i-e.; cotii weather just as well as winter-strained sjierm oil. The success of this discovery is beciire beyond all chance, and the corn and swine of Kentucky w ill prove greater sources of w eulth to hercili.ein than would the mines ol Polosi. 'iuiet night thai brings rest to the lalmrer, is the outlaw's day, in which he rises early to do w rong vand when his woik is ended darts not elecp.' Mattuiyir. ruiciw of Aivi;m isixu. 1 srjnaro 1 insertion, fO Sv I do 5 do . 0 75 1 rlo 3 do 1 On F.very suhnenent tnserlii n, 0 8." Yearly Attvcriisemenfs, (with lire privilege erl aTterarinn) one column $25; half column, flfc, three squares, f 13 ; two squares, J oYie square, f ri. Without the privfleg of alteration a literal discount will fre made. Advertisements left without directions na to lha length of time they are lo Vie pirhhshefl, will bo coiilmncd until ordered out, and charged accord ingly. (jiy'ijteen hues make a aquare, Tm: Ravkji xn tiik Sii.k Breix iikn. The raven is an auiK7.iitgly sagacious bird. Ilia thefts are very curious. Lander, in his notej on 'Forest Scenery,' tells an amusing story of a tame raven, whose adroitness in catching any thing w as so great, that it was impossible to throw him, with all your force, the smallest thing 1.0 eat, without his "catching in his beak before it came to the ground. But he soon be gun to indulge) in his flights, apd, hkc many rustic rwrupted by a city life, he became very impudent aud full of tirrcks. OIen, says Mr. , iavo ,)jn flying n,(fn? (Jcorg(5 Street, and pt'epiivg into all the open windows and one day, to the great surprise of the passen gers in lire street, he was observed soaring a way with a pair ofhnndsoine black silk breech es streaming from his bac.1, while a pCnVeman half dressed, was seen stretching nimsx Vf from a garret window, and looking most anxiously af ter his stolen property. Tne history of this transaction wa, that the gentleman was dres sing to go to dinner, and while his head was in the basin, during the operation of washing his face, the raven, who had been eyeing hi-n from j (he kno,vin?ly took t))ls opportune r f ,1v. in jj through the open window, and cirryin? oil the si'k nreoches from the back of tlv ehvr o ver which they Aere hanging. A lute and cry was raided after the thief the populace , , ,, , slionled the bi'd became a armed, and dropped his silk-prize, w hich came slowly to the jrrounil with many a sirange gyration ; and the rrarment was recovered in time for the mortified bean to he encased in it, anil hurry to the feast to w hich he had been bidden. Tiik Riskian Railroad. It is stared that the F.inpcror has olrtaiired his first loan of JslO,- OOO.fto'Hi at per cent, tototntnencc his grand j work of a railroad from St. Petersburg to Mos' cow, liHI miles off he present travelled roadv j 5.'3(MHKMKH1, ft is ratciilated, Will fmssh the work that distance. Then to complete Hie grand enterprise now contemplated, the road is to be continued, in nearly a direct line, 471) miles farther, to the Caspian Sea.whtch w ill b3 across the heart oftho Russian territory, and from boundary to boundary of the F.mpcror'g dominions ; this will furnish a very important facility for the trnnsnnrtnl inn nf tmnna n n. -, ,1 r , n j the execution of this stupendous work, we n krstand that labor in abundance eanta obtain Pd at cts a dav. nn.l ovon lo Springjitlil - It 1 varter. In the reign of Henry the fourth of France, 1 sugur was so rare in that country, that it was sold hy the ounce by anotlioearys-, nearly as Pe ruvian bark is now sold. Wir.-'Tlie hWoyU vl w, i,ke tho m0 cuts (,owa ,Vi(nt nm) 8wl ,. , ,, , , .,, . . , ; very thing that acctdentl'v lies in its wav. . - - - Cosvt atvi.. "My dear did John black theirt Ixints !" j "1 low should I know I haint got nolh'n tt do with your boots. Its washing day. 'But, my love, you need 'nt -peak so cross.'' "Speak so cross 1 I didn't speak cross." "O yes you did." "1 didn't." 'I say you 7i." "I say 1 .iV." "By gracious! 1 won't Btand this. It's terj bad to be treated in this way, I'll leave Juiij madam. I'll have a seperation." "( )h. Mr. Slob Was ever a woman so abused Here I've been workingand washingand scrub bing all day long, as hard as ever I could, and then you come home and act so to me jusl l;os I don't know notli'n about your boots O ! it is too lid, it is boo-hoo ! buo 1 1 . ; "Hem! We'll .Vanry.I didn't mean lo make 1 you rry. Nevermind I reckon John had blocked my boots. Is llietn sassingers to be" j,., f ir miht !" "Y-e-e my dear I fft tun fir you partic 1 uiarly." A Qt'Akr.R Anowik 'Nlartiia, e'oes ! ee love 1110 !' asked a Quaker y-m:h ' 1 whose shrine his heart's holiest ti-i-i v: .-- ' been ollorvd up. & 'Why, Seth,' answered fche, ' ute Cuio m.uiiled to love one another, are c net ! 'Ay, Martha, but does thee regard me vvilh thai fueling the world calls lore ' 'I hardly know wliat to tell thee, Seth. f j have greatly feared that my heart was an er I "- ' ring one. 1 n, o trieii to bestow my love oil ,, , , , sTmetinica thought, per - Imps, that thee wasgetttnsf rathei more Ilia rt thy share.' ( apt. Parrot was telling Mts. Frink of hid escape IV0111 the alligator. 'Wasn't he a dread lull lo .king creature!' inquired the lady, with much appearance of kv'iupathyt at the nine hind wishing the captain m hit jaws. 4 Why, ma' am, I can't say his fetters w as regularly beau j tiful, but there was o much openness when. t I suulcJ ! !'