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From Ihe Delaware Journal.
ThcDlvlnlMg nMl. The art of discovering water courses under the surface of the earth ly rnea ns of a green rod or wand newly cut from pencil, hazel or cherry tree, has been known in Europe fur several hun dred years. It is said the discovery was mndn in Germany, but by whom it is uncertain. Until a very late period it his been considered an imposture, and tanked with the arts of ma gicians and other vain pretenders to mysterious powers. This opinion of the power oftho "di vining rod" or "magic wand," a9 it has been termed, has undoubtedly arisen from this fact, that in the hands of many persons the action of the rod is wholly imperceptible, whilst in other the attraction of the water, especially if it he near the surface and vein large, is surprisingly prcat. When the wand is of a brittle nature the attractive power is so forcible as frequent ly to break it. From numerous experiments made in France since the commencement of the present centu ry, by Thou vend and other men of science, the claims of the divining rod are found to rest up on well known material powers. The art of finding water by its means is well established and promises to be of great utility to our coun try. The theory explaining the phenomena of the 'magic wand,' supposes that the water tonus with the earth above it, and the fluids of the human body, a galvanic circle. This cir cle is more or less perfect, as the state and con dition of the body of the operator qualifies it to be a better or worse conductor of the galvanic fluid. The human body fsone of the best con ductors yet discovered, and weakly or debilita ted persons are said to be better conductors than persons in sound health, and the attrac tion is greater wlien the skin is wet, particular ly the hands and arms. Salt water, or a solu tion of the muriatic acid are the best fluids fur moistening the skin. The effect will be increa sed if the operator be barefooted, his Jbet and hands having been prevkxisly wetted with either of the aforesaid fluids, but if he have silk gloves or silk stockings on, the rod will not be attracted. If the rod be suspended by an elec tric, or in immediate contact with an electric, no attraction will be felt, and the degree of at traction varies as any BubsUaces lying between the water and the band of the operator, arc more or less adapted to conduct the galvanic lluid. Such are some of the facts stated by writers on the subject, but the reality f the jiowers at tributed to "the divining rod," we need no for eign authorities to carry conviction to every In telligent mind. We have in this city several operators, men of the most unqestionable char acter, whose powers have beco. tested by the severest scrutiny, and who have never failed to convince the roost credulous. Th writer has known several stout unbelievers thrown in to the most ludicrous pTcdicatnciit, by suddenly discovering that they themselves were among the magic, and had all the powers f the best water-finders. The powers of 'the magic wand" being natural powers, it only requires that the natural means be present in any in dividual to produce the necessary result. Any person may discover whether or not he has the powers of a water finder by the follow ing experiment. Let him out n branch of a peach or cherry tree, having a fork with two' twigs of a length and thickness nearly equal, and slender enough to be quite flexible. If formed correctly it will nearly represent a let ter V. Ix?t him take tire fiiiitll hhIs f he twig, one in his right hand and one in his left, and hold it in so that the main brunch, where the forks begin, shall Ik- uojk rmost and nearly eriM'iiilicular to the earth, but little inclining forward. Holding it in this poitrtion, let him walk slowly and carefully over the ground where water is to besought fur, and if'iiie bo dy of the operator be a good galvanic conduc tor, the wand, when over a vein of water that is near the surface will be drawn forwards and downwards with considerable force ; and if the vein be ISrgc it will point directly down 4otbe earth. The causes of this phenomenon being natural, and invariable as the principle of grav itation, water will always be found nearer the surface of the earth, when thus indicated by the divining rod, than in other plae.es. :k:x. Another Vksmsun wJk Smith. A West ern editor, speaking of the 'Mormon 1 'rochet, scouts the idea that he had any hand in the as sassination offtx Governor Hoggs. He says that Smith, beyond all question, is a knave.; kit is too fat and good-natured to deal in blond. A glance at bis corporal m and reund free, is sufficient to convince the inut-t skeptical, that bad as his life may have bee iterctotisro, he has of late been accustomed to good J K ing. He is not one of lite 'leau ('asauM kind, w ho are constantly 'hatching teoason.' It is well known in that region, that he is a mere pup pel of men of ten times his liilemsasid imibrisin, the fool of others. (lisVevelutsms' ami com mands from heaven are all made at the dicta tion of his rulers, who are liebiatd the curtain. Saturday (Umriir. A Foot Ut of rather a wwcl "cIsXTwrK-r came ofl'a few evenings since in Charles-street mall, between Mr. John Sheridan, the well known proprietor of the (iyuuiasiuiiC in tn grrss trect, and an aiiKtuer of this city. The pri.e was a silver cup. Mr. rvlssridan ran fifiy yards with a man on his back weighing one hundred and fifty pounds, against one hundred yards run by hisadterasry; and came in winner. Time, thirteen second gain on bis opponent, about four yards. Mr. Sheridan is probably the fleetest runner in the country. Boston M ail. Arrival if the Caledonia at Ilnslon. LATEST FROM EUROPE. The steamer Caledonia arrived at Boston on Fri day mottling, !out five o'clock, brining London and Liverpool d itc to the 19th of August, The news i not of great general importance. Washing ton Irving had presented his rradenliaU to the Re. cent of Spdn.and been flatteringly received. Terri ble rinm have orrurn J in England. Lord Hill hnt resigned the office of Commander in Chief of the Briti-h Armies, on account of ill he.dih. He is snci eeded hy the Duke of Wellington. Common kndsnf col I on had advanced a quarter penny per pnmid, hnl the disturbance in the manufacturing disliicta lintl inlerfered with business. " ft Messrs. Hamdcn At Co. have a letter from lon ilon, which state that "the house of Sir Robert Peel, at Tsmworth, was mi i rounded by a mob on the night of the I8ih, and burnt. 11 Troop were sent from Diimingham to quell the riot." One of the most impnitant items of news to 1e cnmiiiunicated from this side, is the announcement Unit the Great Western Steam Ship Company is shortly to be Wound up. A special meeting of the Director was hi Id in Biistol, on Tuetu1ay,th) 16th instant, and ten persona were authorized ta dispose of the whole concern ta Ihe utmost advantage. We understand it ban lieen a ruinous speculation. It is stated in well informeif circles, that the Queen and Piinee AIIort intend paying a visit bf" Scotland in the month of September. He Ma jesty and the Prince will, we believe, go to Scut. lrd, and return by sea. .Her Majesty will proba bly make an ricuiaion to the Highland during her May in Scotland, paying viaita to the K.of Kin-' noul, Lord Mansfield, Lord Brctt!Uane, and Lord Willoughhy D'Ercsby. ' It is said that her Majesty will reside, while in the niiihhoahood of Ediuhurg t the Palace of D ilkeith. Trie Royal George Yacht, at Portsmouth, is fitting out with the utmost expedition, doul.llesa forjtbe purpose of conveying her Majesty to Scotland. . The Royal Mill Steamer Acadia arrived hereon Saturday last, in nine and a half days from Halifax bringing intelligence lhat the terms of a treaty for the settlement of the North Eastern Boundary ques tion bad been agreed upon betwven Lord Aahhur ton, on the part of Great Britain, snd the A mori on n government The term on which it is to ne' ell led. so far a they are at present known, are very unpopular. The idea of Great Britain paying the sum t'f three hnndred thousand dollars to the State of Maine and Maesichuscttes, and then to reim burse Maine for the expense she hi heen at in de. fending the territory, is completely scouted. The universal fueling in ihiicountry is, it' the land in dispute belong to merios, let her have it ; but if il realty belong to Great Britain, let her keep it at any cost. s The No'tingham, Ipswiih, Southampton, and Belfast elections have all taken place, and in each place have the Conservative or Ministerial Mem tier been returned by large majorities, A great number of riot occurred in Manchester and other manufacturing towns, and upwards of 10,000 operatives were assembled in the several towns demanding increased wages, and destroying fat'toi les, Newspapers. A newspnper is a school in a family of children worth fen dollars a year. JJveo the most barren paper brings something new. Children read of he;ir the, couttnts, in telligence of the artairs of the world, and ac quire useful knowledge of more importance to them in life than a piesent of fitly acres of lam). rarcntsurc not aware of the vast we say with rmitidence the iwf iuqiurtance of a ncwspaor in a family of chikfren, We have made the remark before, and we repeat it, that two fam ilies of children equally tmiart, and both going to the same school ; let one of them have the free use of a newspaper, and let the other be deprived of the use of it, and it would excite ustonishineiit to mark the difference bet-veeu tln'in. Full one half, and an itiiHrtutit half of education, as it resiects the business of the world, and the ability to rise and make one's self respectable in it is derived from newspa- 1ers. What parent would not wish his children resiH'c'alile ! Who would be willing to have his 'neighbor's children more intelligent than hrsTwn ! and yet how trifling a sum a paper crwts J It is even in these hard times absolute ly outemptible in amount, and no man ever felt it, except in its beneficial consequences. who paid the subset iption regularly once a year. hxehange ;o;er. t'ol'RT F.TIQrETTE, OR FlCTION VS. FCT. At a dinner given by Mr. Webster to the Brit ish Minister end the Ma8.schusetts and Maine Commissioners in honor oftho settlement of the Northeastern Boundary Question, the fol lowing toast waa given by Mr. W. : iurrn Yieloiia. Ioug may she continue to rriirn over a prosperous unit hnjipy prnple, A single paragraph, brought by the British I Queen, will serve to Illustrate Ilia truth and propriety of the sentiment o tie red by the Sec retary of State : The distress in the manufacturing districta continues, and is rather increasing in severity. In lixls 4,(HHI families are recoiving parochial relief.' Albany Argus. MTM.li! l.Kc.n D. Miguel Mtinox has pe titioned the Mexican guvermuent for the ex vliiMve riyht of making metallic bjgs, of his in wnl sm, during th! term of ten )ears. lie rep- rix'uts them as lar siierKir to any other kind of artificial legs hitherto invented. With one of Ibvae legs, be says, a man can wall, or even dan.re, without the aidof crulelies. A Nobi Oak. Mr. (Vjlman, of the (Jeuosee Fanner, says the lurgest tree that ever came undi'c h viWrvation, is an oh k in the aicadow of Mr. Wardsworlh, m Cienesoe, being full eight feet in diameter, standing out in its majes ty as the cotcmpnrary of other generations, and the mule historian of departed centuries. THE AMERICAN. Saturday, Sri. 10, !842. IHmotrnlic Ticket for iVbrlhumbrrlaHtl , fount y. roa rosoaass, C'liurlr ti. lonncl. saaAToa, IVIIIInm For3ih. i ASSKOSLT, .v Jnrol Ciicnrlinrt. ' , anaairr, . l'clK-HIowrer. . cnaoa,'t Clinrlosi owver. " rSOTHOJIOTaT, KTC. Samui'l l. Jirlan. amiSTna, ar.rnanta, r.Tc. IMwnril V. ltiiplit. " e rOMisstorn, . David tfarlz. - - , . .aeuiToa, ;Yilllani II. Kane Subject to the decision of the Conferees, (T Pbijitiso urt.n. We have on hand 100 reams of printing pr, which we will sell it root and carriage, for rash. The sice snd quality is similar to the sheet uon which this is printed. Our readers will find the news of this week of great variety, if not of great importance. fXj A large Temperance Mas Meeting was held at Danville on Wednesday last. A number of our ritie ns sttended the meeting. A suddix rise in the river prevented many others from attend ing. dj The river at this place rose vety suddenly on Tuexlay last. Great fears were entertained for ihe safely of the lock -pit and other works of the Sunbury Canal Cntrpany, now in rrngrem. A Urge numli of hand were employ d during ihe whole of Tuesday night, in raising the cutTcr dam t the inlet on the river. (Ej The amount of Coal brought over the Dan ville A. Poltsville Rail Koad to this place, for ship ment, during the last two week was, 740 Ton. Per last report, 4.7MO Total, 6,520 fXj" The Collector's Office at Wilkea-Barre, has been lxilinhed by the Canal Commissioners, and the Collector instructed to transfer all the Books, paiers, Ac. to the Collector' office at Berwick. ' Cj The New World of last week contains, in two extra numbers, "Letter from the Shore of the Baltic." Price, nine ropie fur ne dollar. (Ej- The soil of Lycoming county, is prolific in ihe protluct:cn of military men. The ronrm ltd s of urrniigr ui nls and invitation for the Encampment to l held at Williameport on the I8lh inst., are composed of 5 Generals, 1 1 Colonels, 7 Majois5 Captains, I Lieut., 2 Judges, I Doctor and Ki Esqui.es. Tbe militaiy always come first in In coming. The Stiintor. The conferee lo nominates Democratic candi date f.rr Sinator in this district, met at Williama iort on Saturday last, and after thirty inenectual ballot adjourned over until Monday. On Monday they balloted foity-two times without making a nomination, and then agreed to adjourn until Sat urday, the 17th inst., to give them an opportunity to consult their constituents, h is unfortunate that there should I any difficulty about the nomination at this pellicular time; for it is very prolable that if the Democratic parly do not elect a Senator in Ibis district, our opponents will again have the as cendency in Ihe Senate. If we have lwu or three candidate in the field, the whig will eb-ct their, and il is therefore alwolulrly necessary that the conferee should rome to some agreement. We understand lhat ihe dispute is not a much about which of ihe enjnties ia entitled lo the Senator, as alout which of the ierona recommended shall re ceive the nomination. We certainly have plenty of democrats in this district romp, tent to repre. sent us in the Senate, and if the conferees cannot agree to nominal either of the gentlemen now be fore them, it is their duty lo select some other per. Vn as the candidate. Tbey niu.t not sepaiate without making a nomina ion. There must be no disunion among us now. Let ua have conciliation and baimony. If Ihe eonfene cannot serve their particular friends, let them not on lhat account re fuae to serve the party and it principle, and thus prevent them from legaining the aceudency in the Senate of the Keystone stale. The Nnl Ltgislaluir. From present apfiearaiice. there is every reason lo believe, that our neit Legislature will he com posed of a greater portion of new memlieis than has been in lhat body for some year. An J if we mistake not, lin y will dilfer very materially in ms- nv tCMiects from the last legialitare. The Taiilf Hill has now passed ly ihe unanimous vote of the Penna. delegation in Congress, notwithstanding the. instructions got up at Harrisburg laal winter in op position H that measure. Governor Porter, il is wcH known, has always been in favor of a Tariff, and has recommended that policy hi his meca iges. His cabinet nil. rt sin the same views, i-d sstheae view are the views of the people, we have no daal4 ihe (Snvernor will have hut little, if ny, of the lacliuu opposition be had to encounter last eion .I'nion rorintjr. We copy from the Union Times the following proceeding of the democratic county convention. It will be seen that Henry C. Eyer, Esq. and Col, Relier received an almost unanimous vote on the first ballot. They are both men of high standing, and are favorably known to the party. Mi. Eyer ha also been lecommended from Perry county. Ifi competitor isNer Middleswaith, Esq who ha heen nominated by the whig snd anttmaa.ins. The campaign will be warmly and closely con tested. Mr. Eyer, it is supposed, will run ahead of the ticket in Union. His friend have every con fidence of his success. For Senator. HENRY C. EVER. 3? " HENRY YEA RICK, 4 Henry (J. Eyer having received a majority of votes, was duly nominated. ' For Assembly. SAMUEL REBER, j .. 58 GEO. DREISBACH, J J. O. HEROLD, v .- Jacob Zeibach was alio recommended for As sembly, but by his request, Mr. Reichley withdrew his name before balloting. Samuel Kebt r having received a majority of votes was duly nominated. The Convention neit proceeded to appoint Con ferees, whereuion. Gen. Abbot Green, J.W.Smith and Thomas Bower, were apoinled Senatorial Conferees to meet other Conferees from this Sena'oriol dUtrici at Mituiutown, (on Tuesday the 6lh day of Sept. ia the day appointed by the Perry county enliven tion.) to put in nomination a candidate for Senator : And, r,. Capt. Jacob Hummel and Col. Jacob Rittei were appointed the Representative Conferees to meet other Conferee of the district at Bi avertown, (on Tuesday the 13th of Sept.,) to put in nomina tiou candidates for Assembly. (Jj Wehsve received s communication, signed "A Democrat," in relation to Jacob Gearhurt, Esq. Ihe Democratic candidate for Assembly. We csn not see Ihst the article would sul'serve any good purpose, beside, the author has not left with u his name, which we always requte, before publishing communication of this character. rrj- A great number of manufactories that ta ere shut up, have since the passage of the Tariff Bill, been oenid. "We ssy to the people, encourage such estab lishments if you wish to be true friends of do mestic industry ; small manufacturing establish ments suited to the wants of the neighborhotsls, will conduce more to the benefit of the mass of the people than lareeestohlishnients, which can only flourish by Protection from Government, and" taxes upon the people in the shape of Tar i ff." Danville In IclligrnctT. dj" Exactly so, friend Beat. And as an evi dence of your earnest desire in carrying out such principles, we would suggest to ynu the propriety of sdvising the good people of Danville to pull down ihiir big iron works, r.nd substitute in their places small furnsce "suitable to the want of the neigh borhood." If we are not greatly mistaken, Messrs. Moore & Sluart manufacture more pans, pots and kettles in one year, than will be w.intid for tbe 'neighborhood" in fifty. This i all wrong, and according to the free trade principles, should he bolisbed. Independent of the gre.it sin tun! of la hor required in manufacturing and sending to mar. ket the products of the Furnace snd Foundry, ll.e m ney received in return, is only calculated to cor rupt the ancient integrity of the pe pie. On receiving tbe news of the paae of the TatitV Bill, some of the citizen of Danville celebra ted the event hy firing ihe cannon at the dilfereul Iron Work. The Intelligencer adds: "The rivalry in firing the cannon, induced the men lo overload and ram down with ncijfC One of the pieces was consequently bursted, and one man had his arm severely injured. It was miraculous that no lives were lost, as frag ments of the cannon flow about with great force and violence." Court Etiquette ti. Candor. Washington Irwing, in hi adJress lo the Regent of Spain y : "In presenting you this letter, I speak the sentiments of the President, by assuring you of the respect and of my government for the So vereignty of this country, ii political institu tions, and the people." The Regent returns the compliment after the following manner : ' "I share the sentiments of the successor of the illustrious Washington, and feel deeply inter ested in his glory, and most ardently desire the consolidation of the liberty and glory of the United States." fjj' The following verse of "Flaceua" contain strong srgumi nta sgainat substituting women for wine at feasts, as baa been recommended. No spirit so srdent as woman's- So sure to intoxicate man: Her touch i "delirium tremens," Thai maddens him mote than the can. The glance f her eye is "blue ruin." Her blush is the HimhI of the vine, Her pout i s punch, in whoe brewing Tart, sugar and spirit ce in bine. So sparkling, ao heating, so heady. No hepe for her victim appears ; Should her smiles only render him giddy, Ik 'tl heurely nude drunk by her tears. Not ihe grape juice of Eden made Adam . So stupidly inrl'eit his all : Bui !' sure of his volatile M id sin ' I.eel him lipaily on lo bis fall. Net the wines of fair Cyprus ihe lover So sutea it women beguile t Betier rest whore he i.-baN seas over, Th in (teer for so fatal an isle. Oh! then sSun such a teanpter a this ia. Nor comnier.e so hazardous court: t bweHil'sik on the waves of her tresses. Will gm ve tbal he villlured fiom I'ort f Now York, Jul), ISVi. Fi.tci. dj The editor of the United Statea Oniette give the following account of some fine peaches brought fiom Delaware. Th peach crop in Jersey has failed this season. 'No. 1 weighed ten ounces, six drachms, and measures fen inches and three-fourths in cir cumference. No. 2 weijrhed eleven ounces and a half, and measured ten inches and seven-eighths in cir cumference. No. 3 weighed twelve miners and a half, and measured eleven inches and one-eight in cir cumference. Total weight, thirty-four ounces six drachma." .. CjT The English are f.imou blusteres. To bear them, one would suppose they were the only hon o table and u plight nation on the Globe. The Btitt'innia, an English paper, in an article alldding lo an international copy-right law, furnishes us with the following modest paiagrsph. "But we have not the slightest faith in their jtrartirr. The foreigner has an original taste f'r knavery in all his dealings with this country. Jealous of our opulence, and still more jealous of our honesty, he thinks he is avenging his country's humiliation when he ia pilfering our purse. As for Jonathan, he is a 'free and inde pendent' personage, entitled by his 'glorious constitution' to make money of every thing, and by every way. We shall never get any good of either him or his laws." Our Whig friends are certainly entitf d, par nreUenet. to the appellation of the poetical paty. The mu'Ci are lugged into every political contest. We clip the following stanza from one of their lat songs, as a sample : "John Tyler, sir, my Jo John, The higher monk tea go. The more they show tbeir tails, John, You know it's alwavs so ; Then get ye out tbe While House, John, And homeward do you go, Ami make ihe people happy, John, Jolin Tyler, ail, my Jo." (JjThe Wh'g ay they are chargeable with two blunders, which will lake sometime to stone for the defeat of John Quincy Adam iu 1824, &. the election of John Tyler in 1810. In Adams' fall. We sinned all ! In Tyler' lise, We sinned likewise ! JIISCELLAXY. Krllrnrlal, Coinlrli.ed anil ftelreferl. We have a ear tree in our garden, now in bloom the second time this year. ". The Rolling Mill and Nail work at Htrrisburg were destroyed by fire on the 1st inst. Los about fso.ooo. A miner, named Thomas Fulton wa crushed to death by a large mas of coul, in the Block Valley mines, near Minersville. A hale and hearty young man out of employ ment, was committed to prison at bia own request, in Philadelphia. The Tariff i received with great ;itifaclion eve ry where in Pennsylvania. The duty on coal under Ihe new tariff is, $ I 75 per ton, on Pig don f'J per ton. The people of this neighlmrhood are blessed with every thing in abundance, except money. The Lancaster B. inks resumed scic payments on the 1st inst. The Millerites have again postponed the end of the world for 20 days. By the last arrival, the Bank of England had a- bout 45 millions of dollars of gold and silver in it faults, si . The late vorerablc Nicholas Brows, of Piovi- di'tice, R. I., at hia death bequeathed the sum of f 30,000 for the erection of an Insane Hufpital, Lightning- Il is l ei eved tbal nnl le.s than 30 4isoiis have been killed Ly lightning in the United Slate wi'hin the last three monihs. A slill grea ter number of barn and other buildings have lcn burned, in consequence of being set on fire by lightning. Another Veteran (.'one. General Lafayette's aid-de-camp in our revolution, Gen. John K. Smith, died at Portland, Maine, on the 7lb inst., aged 69 years. The Newburyport Herald says, we hsve been old the Iste Joseph Hurd, of Portsmouth, has left s fortune of $ 700,000 to be equally divided among even childten. A Mormon Legislator. William Smith, the Brother of Joe, the Mormon Prophet, has been e- lecled a member of the" Illinois Legialutuie. Lord Asbburlon is having a carriage built in Philadelphia, to be sent to him in England as a spe cimen of the skill of our artisans. Oldest of All Joseph Jsckson, now Por-tmas-trr at Rockaway, N. J , waa appointed Oct., 1791. An exchange paer says, the ladies out wed have iei-oved not to marry a man who does not lake a nrwspar. ATtasTie Stsm Nviotios. The Br. stea mer Britannia, on her late peage fVnm England to Halifax, run on the first full day out, 126 milt a ; 2nd, 105 ; 3rd, 160 ; 4th, IHU ; ftth, 212 ; 6th, 200 ; 7th. 222 ; 8th. 212 ; 9th, 190 ; tOlh, 220, 1 1 th. 24H ; 12th, 264. A CimhI YieU.K farmer in Mifflin township, Allegheny county, Pa., sowed Isst fill four bushel of yellow -bearded w heal, from which be realised this season one hundred and eighty. four bushels. The Post Office Department haa now on hand fi fiH.000 worth of mail b igs more than it has occa sion for. I hetollowitrg question was lately oVst-usr-ed way down in Maine, 'where the wind comes in si,' aud decided in the sflirroalive ; VV hich is the mother of the chicken lite hen that laid ihe rgg or tbe ben lhat ban hej it V All wine stains ia talk ear rotten can b instantly removed by the application of couiaoa table salt. The society of Odd Fellow in Great Biitain, baa wilhin the past year, il is said, distributed over tutlft hunted thousand doltars. John Consn, after his term of service on a charge of bigamy hd(epired, confessed to having married twenty seven wives in 13 years, seventeen of whom were then living. Silk. A convention of silk growers will be held st Notthsmpton, Mass., on the 2Sth September, lo collect and embody facts in relation to the busi liens, to be presented to Congress st the next ses sion, Springfield Armory. From two to three hun dred workmen have been dicharged mostly he. ing In arrears of pay, three or fourth months. There is a divinity that doth 'shape our tnds' as the young lady said st her toilet ; -hi name is Bustle. A colored b irlajr named Thomas Mellon recently died at Bedford, Pa., having conceited that a snake wss in his stomach. After death be was opened, and a pint of cherry stones were found therein. Disgraceful. No less than seven stesmboats crowded with persons, left the city of New York on Monday morning for the scene of a pitched bat tle between two noted boxers. Sensible. In a case of horse stealing in Illinois, st s late session, the jury returned a verdict of 'guil ty, provided the prisoner is tbe one who took the horse.' The Fourth of July was celebrated in the interi or of Arkansas by bear beats. A novel mode of celebrating a great national event. The celebrated and popular N. H. Wild, so fa mous as the inventor of the 'Indian Candy,' was a few year ago a poor New England boy. He is now one of the wealthiest men in Ihe Eastern States. The secret of his popularity and good for tune may be summed up in a few words he knew the value of advertising. Two men have been arrested, one at Schuylkill Haven, and the other near Philadelphia, on sus picion of having been concerned in firing the Rail road Bridge. The hemp crop of Kentucky this year, it is said, will bettwice ss large as ever before realized. The degree of L ' L. D. ha been confeired on James Buchsnnsn. The tsx on every person men, women, snd children, in Frsnce, is aluut f 12 a year ; in Great Britain, f 36 : and in the United States $1. Yet even here we complain. Mr. Francis Robert Rives, recently eppninted Secretary of Legation at London, is a son of Mr. Senator Rives, of Virginia. Old Miiidn. An exchange paper says there are 529,760 old maids in the United State. 'Ihe following toast was drsnk recently in Now York city--"The Belles of Broadwiy The lillies if our land they toil not neither do they spin, yet Solomon in sll his glory wss not arrayed like one of ihcse." One of the Boston papers ssys that t'ie crockery dealer nfthst city hsve refused, positively, to lend their dishes any more to the Wahingtnion for their public dinners. Reason ' ('hey do not breuk enough to make it an object. A candidate for office in one of the western atates claims a triumphant election because he ricfer stole any of the public money. Il is not every candid. ita west or south, thst can claim votes on that princi ple. When martial law was first declared in Rhode Ialaud, a coir w s shotwhen Marshall law was dictated against CoL Webb, scalf only waa injur ed. "Don't give yourself any trouble it's only a plug of tobacco, sir," said a man in a crowd, at St. Louis, lately, on feeling a picpocket twitching at bis cos' tail. The mysterious music on the water at West Pascagoula, i now said to be produced by cafjiah, A lady "down east" adverties for a "divine, jo vial, serious, bold, majestic, inoffensive, scientific, nimble, husband. An old gentleman in the city of New York, baa a hat lhat has been lying dormant during eight reigns, from Henry VIII lo James II. It can, there, f.iie, boast of a migh'y long nap, though it may not tie worth much after exposure to so many reigns. Ohio, This state Ha ten college and B0 tea damies and grammar schools, with 5000 students ; and about 5200 primary and common schools with about 220.000 pupil. A writer in the National Intelligencer estimate thai the new Tariff will produce an annual revenue of twenty -five millions of dollar. The Democratic Review slates that Gen. Jack son has committed all his papers, cVc. to the hands of Mr. Amos Kendall, who ia to edit snd publish them with s biography. Meanwhile he has com. menced s actios of anecdotes in the Review, We lerrn from Plymouth lhat the cod and mac kerel fifheruien al lhat place have been unusually successful thus far in tbe season. Al Rocheater N. Y. wbest sell, not freely, at from 81 to fh cents jier bushel, the supply outrun ning the demand. A I Cteaveland, Ohio, il is quo. ted at 62 cents. K Ide iters of si Fine Country. Bennett, in enumerating the aubsttntial qualities ef our coiHitry says ; "The great republic is the garden of E len among the nations. We have in sr ly twenty millions isf inhabitant one thou-snj millions of dollais worth of snnual pr.kluce thir ty or forty religiisis, snd a new one every month two hundred b'.rken banks eighty millions of spe. eie two thousand financiers no) yet in the Stale prisons aisi sny quantity of fine laud, high moun- tsiiis.spktiJid river, with a sun snd moon, the best snd brigele..l thai ever look ihe great circle of etcr nil)." If any individual is dissaiitied with the country after seeing thi list of advantage, he bad better emigiate lo some other world immediately. He cannot be contented here,' and we doubt if he would not be discoiiU'tiled even in paradise.