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;;t:on must l.ct"'' A.J.UU1.1.
A large number of the Djmocrats t-f tVimbri t
Cuaty, a39uib!e-I at tie Tichr.: Hvtel ia the
Borough of Ebeaslure-, on t-iur-.iy OTeinn.
I'jveaibsr 22J, for the purpos of c-j!ebrat;r.g
tl viet'jrv achieve 1 on tue iiinoi ucmuei ::isr.
mr the combine i fcrcc-3 of V.'higs, itives nr.d
Tb cvmriny tt uo;tii to & most excellent
nr ly the -r .(.rittor f tl ExcLno, and to
a;c'a ftwp'e justice w3 ior.e.
.Mur thec'jth ht lUen ro:r.oJ. the meeting
orjm'ta on mwCioii cr ria. ). ;iiim.i t y
U e:o'.iituit of h tAliVilat cioers :
PaeaspiiST Ho:;. PHILIP :.'00N
V;ci r3iDSTi Hon. Hrr:ju Kinkeul,
Cit. Jat..- Mvirrsy, Dr. Wiu. A. Smith, James
Hjm, CLrl L'uilrgr, and Rwca J. Lloyd.
Se:tar:e JoLn C. O'Neill, Ksq., 9 mue!
C. Wir.i.irJ. Ei , 0ecrj3 C K. Zatm, aa.i John
T following tjs.stu Wire tken rad, and
itLi, uiiiirt th cheers of tW company, anl
in ttt c:;rs of the evctii& aJdrr1 wei ue
Utii V,y d. 0. Wia:krJ. Jt.tp, A. J. Khey,
Cbar'. 1). Murray, mai Jaaic-9 P. iJ.irr, liu.,
wlJcb were highly oppl iu Jed.
rCont'.t.uu,iicf the h'nitejSt.4tfa Formed
jlr;t, ;f cimproaiite by .r Fathers, nod
cjr which hT nuV.ii 1 our present st.ite
t prosperity. Its g.h.iuitds-i mus: be strictly
aitaincJ by every St.ite of the r.nfed;r.icy,
tJ 0'ir Uclwa will tau be ptre.u.tl.
reuuvivtii'i Th Keystone of the Feden!
Ar;h, not t-i he moved from hr position by ail
tbe tJorts of abo'.itba aitutor, or fanaticul
f-ni3ls. The result cf the recent election
Us aiia trovsa her patriotism, ami dettrmi
ft'.:,a to eui:.-ua ' the ri-hts f the States ai.d
the Uuiua of the States."
Gillian lliier, Governor elect of Pennsyl-
V.e hail his election as a triumph of
uth an 1 principle over error and demagono
m, &a 1 in whose hands the interests of the
Democrat;: party, as well as its "compromistj"
.U be upheld, and sustained.
Ge. Seth Clover Our next Canal Coinm's-
,;5aer, a self-made man, and unwavering demo-
wt. His election evinces the estimation in
"bich ho is held by the "hard fisted democracy"
Lis native State.
The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Distin
guished throughout our Union for its learning
-l ability. Its high character will be fully
nstained by the elevation to its bench of Black,
leis, Lowrie and Gibson.
Ihn. James Buchanan The favorite son of
Penasylvanie, and our choice for the next Pris- i
lJency. Ilia abilities as a statesman are known j
the world, and have been endorsed by the
The Union, the Constitution, and the Compro-nnse-Tkcy
are as essential to our political
Prosperity, perpetuity, and independence, as
Water' c&rlu. and air to our physical being.
Tne Keystone and the Bisrler Raft The nn
as soon fnll from the top as the other go to
Th next Congress Overwhelmingly demo-
rX may its deliberations be conducted in a
P'Ht cf union, harmony and fraternity.
JH Memory of Francis It. Shunk Respected
i treVCrcJ wuile living: his patriotism and
Ion? t0 intcrcsts of his native State will
? remembered by Pennsylvanians.
of CtJ"utry The asylum of the oppressed
e 'd "' JnS' Frm the Atlantic t0 tLe 1acific
bi-rae J0Wn tr(K,,len' anJ offer t,iem a
r.l H t!l mill'"s vIj0 ,cnJy 5ts rights,
' ' Jtrtjcs, bc evtr rcajv tQ suta;n them.
b,manGc"rs last test Slft t0 inan- Man's
t"t ndfirst and last.
j VOLuTTTEER TOASTS.
Itct il;p Noon William Bigler, Governor
to th' Cmuic",1c1 by his honesty and capacity
bls e;rec'UKa of Pennsylvania. Judging from
Pfet conduct in official stations every thin"
t s a unht aQj brilliunt future for the raftg
the Susquehanna. .
Tiiou ,e' C' K' Zahm 1Ion- Jnme3 Campbell
aemie 'ilIiCed and ucfe:ited, the victory of his
The 1S tL 6ll0rt"Uvea victory of an hour.
c"rses of his foca like young chickens will
By John C. O'Neill Buchanan. H;..r ti...
i - aonai on;prom!be, and Constitution, will al-
Way 3 tui iHt.L
to sustain theia.
Cambria" ready uud wiliin
By C. Litzlnger The Democratic Party of
Penneylvaaia With Clover in the field, they
have shown tht they understand how to raise a
By Dan'I C. "ul.ru Benjamin FranVirrt-lTb
Adam iu America. Joan W. Forney,
i'.'.'ieendunt ; Lis services will not to
jv jUUiCS Myers The Youm Democracy cf
.nJ Cumbria toL
By S. C. Vi'iiiirurii lion- PLiiiu Xnnn T
con - iatunte him upon hi selection to the 4iL
imcjrrliy will give iiiu prvmulriice uid hlh
respect-biiity iii iLit bwJy, ui dJ i,t,U.r to
the mny fuithl'ai 21keliargi-e oi'iiut, for wLl.k
j 15y James McGiuley The coinii.ee of the Bal
timore Convention :i leS2, be Le whom Le mmy,
; Euehanan the firi d only choice of Pecnyl
1 Villi before nouiiiMiticn.
i fiy J
me Murray Cowman and Sansom
, The Editors of the Dea.ocrai.lc orr-i cf Udford
, and i'jltot. Loi-ic mmj tLejr 'tt ii. u.ir lito-
rial chairs to taniiui DoMOi-VMtic 4oc(riu, miA
j ieatuic? lite uiti rei-egnJcs who de-
fintei th? Hon. JnOic Cinupbel!. .
I By Chkil. D. Vlurratj Hu. Jumes EuVhur.cn
liii Kret ohiiltira mud rrTk'H ia tt.it-u.Mi
have eleid hiu. iu the adiulrtiiu of all Lowest
. and liorimiu:.!: u.cl. of bviL partita, Mid his
i him and JrTotti adLTtuce lo lire priieipiea cf
the L'eaiocriic prty fsd Liui in the
1 hertb of the Aw-rica Dmocrcy, ud tiiie
i.u Lo iio 4ouht X.mt a politicul triumph would
he the reuit of Lis uoitliiitkn for tie x'rtsidiu
. cy in 1P51.'.
By (Jer-e W. Tod J The Editor of the- Moun- !
taiu Sentinel An Auirew Jckoti republican, J
j a wonting tui, a 71.1 a gutlna. Al- !
I le heay Is.irrt are jrowing fcr Lita iu fielia of j
. cieuiucratic aearia.
By V illim Kuaaell Elgler and Buchanan (
The elt-ctin of the former iiwwrea tke afety of :
i the Ur.icii, and the election of the latter will be
a sure jru-iraiitee taat the govertmett will be !
aJminifctered acccraing to the principles cf Jef- '
fer(.u, Mai; son, Jcaaoa, and I'vlk- 1
By J. P. Del; Col. John W. Forney His scr- ;
vices in the late campaign are not unappreciated. '
It' the wlehes of tlie Democracy cf Cambria are '
carried out he will bs in part rewarded in the '
, next s'-ssion cf Congress. j
By M. M. O'.Seili Wia. S. Campbell An
honest man, and on of Cambria's favorites. !
By John O wens The Democratic Partv Ever
true to the Constitution. Ia the hour of dark
ness and trial it clings to it with more than :
filial aC'tction. j
By Henry Tickerhoof Hen. James Buchanan '
A fn m !,D'1 unwavering Democrat and a true
patriot. As tuxh he ehouid be mn-ortedby .
every man who has the interest cf his country ;
1 and party at heart.
j By D. P. Murray William Bigler The suc
cessful pilot of the raft " fcusuuehanna." May
he be as successful in piloting the ship of State I
to her mooring.
; By Joshua- D. Parrish May the Democracy
of Ptnusylvania ever have a Bigler to triumph
By C. V. . Catron The Pennsylvanian Con-
ducted by J. . Forney, it could not be other-
By A. J. Bhey The Democratic Party " Its
policy is alike liberal, just, narrowed down to
, no sectional interests, bound to no personal ob
: jects, held to no locality, but broad, and gen
j ous, as expansive as the air which is watted by
j the w inds of heaven from one part of our coun
try to another."
By Robert Litzinger The Union The Com
promise, or any thing to preserve it entire.
By John C. Murray Buchanan, Bigler, and
Clover Favorites of Cambria. . They will al
ways find her iu the front ranks in the hour of
By John A. Blair The radical Democracy of
Cambria county Willing to forgive and forget,
and always for the ticket, ,
By Wm. A. Smith The Kidnapping Act of
1817 The repeal of all its obnoxious and uncon
constitutioual sections is demanded by the peo
ple of Pennsylvania. Let the next Legislature
do its duty, and a patriotic Governor will carry
out the wishes of the Democracy.
By Edward Riley The two Biglers One a
Governor near the Atlantic the other a Gover
nor near the Pacific. The waves of the two
oceans waft the news of the triumph of the De
mocracy to an admiring world, and proclaim the
stability of the Democratic party. ;
By Wm. J. Willinms Andrew J. Ilbcy Tin
course he has pursued since he took charge of
the Mountaia Sentinel pirovcs that he can and
will edit a paper that ran be considered as the
erjan of the Dtworrapy f Cambria.
By John Lloyd The Young Democracy of
lilensburg always right.
By ?. C. fciiHrd John C. O'Xeill The
Democratic Hercules of Cambria. True to his
friends, gtutrous to his foes, and firm in the
confidence of the party. May Lis value be
properly appreciated by those ha has tso largely
assisted by political powtr.
By M. M. O'Neill The Prefddencr The
uom'rce of the Democratic Jationil Convention.
By George Hartcame Our Guests May they
find th.ir highest enjoyment on their visit to
EbcEabui-fT this eveiiii.'.
By John M. Burke Audrew Jackson P.hey
i!ay Le be 43 successful in Ucfeattl .Simon
Cameron atJ tLe .Mid.Uctowu Bank as Andrew
Jackson was in defeating Nick Diddle pud the
United States Bank.
By j-ics P. Parr Hen. Linn Boyd of Ken
tucky ILe author of the Texas Annexation
Bill, ai- J the ougiator of the Compromise. An
honest, uuhiachinif and coi.aiutit .Nathiim!
Beiuoci'bt. As the
Pathtr of the House of
itri.riuauvc-a," Le should be elected its
Speaker, bd witii Liui as the candidate of the i
Bemociatic party in lho2 for the Tice Presiden
cy, tier would L "no such word as fail."
By A. J. Khey S-mu! C. Wingard, Ea-p
An aacelitt lawj.-r, a cou.yiaiai:t gi.nt!cJia
atd aoUl.d DtrUtOCrat. Hib l'ruirliwc iii Cumbria
Las made Lim LcsU W fiiu-d. axd adu-ireifi.
Hla tright talents will Svou pkee Lira ia a posi
tion in wLicL Le can do signal service to thc
BY ANN C. LYKCH.
The authoress of the following poem, which
(s-ya the' 7A.n Jsri,i,) we find in the Itrt'Ui
yHtr, write aft a man waves a flag from the
buttieuieuta of a caatle it ia not what you see
that luakra it fiiia, Ltt whtt it awaken and
ugg. sta. W kuow bo i.ie wh id s so much i
as Mii. I.yiith, wiiiiout giving in to th detail
ana nn4an wluch the age exetb. Htr thoughts.
fcienderlas they are drea.jd.all bav the reliah !
of having kept great eoiupa&r. The subject of
this poeiu is but the half of one of Webster's
sentences in Li speech iu the Senate in July,
15j: "WLeu I and all those who hear me
ahall have gone to our last Lome, and vheu the
mould anall have gathered on our memories, as
it will on our tombs"
The mould upon thy memory ! 2o
rsot wli.n one note is rung
Of those divine, immortal s-.ngs
Mi. ton and Shukespt-are jung;
Not till the night 1" years enshrouds
The Anglo-Saxon tongue.
N! let the flood of Time roil oa,
And men and empires die;
Genius, enthroned on lofty heights,
Can its dread course defy,
Anl here, on earth, can claim the gift
Can save from that Lthcim tido
That sweeps so dark along,
A people's name; a people's fame
To future time prolong,
As Troy still lives, ami only lives,
In Homer's deathless song.
What though to buried Nineveh
The traveller may come,
And roll away the stone that hides
That long-forgotten tomb;
He question its mute past in va;n,
Its oracles are dumb.
What though he stand where Balbcc stood
Gigantic in its pride;
Iso voice c jiii3 o'er that silent waste,
Lon, desolate, and wide;
They had no bard, no orator,
No etateemnn. and they died.
They lived their little span of life;
They lived and died in vain ;
They sank ingloriously beneath
Oblivion's silent reigu,
As sank beneath the Dead Soa wave
The Cities of the Plain.
But for those famed, immortal lands,
Greece and imperial Rome,
Where genius left its shining mark,
And found its chosen homo, . .
All eloquent with miad they speak,
Wood, wave, and crumbling dome.
The honeyed words of Tlato still
Float on the echoing air,
The thunders of Demosthenes
Bgcan waters bear,
And the pilgrim to the Forum hears
The voice of Tuily there.
And thus thy memory shall live,
And thus thy fame resound,
While far-oli future ages roll
Their solemn cycle round,
And make this wide, this fair New World
An ancient classic ground.
Then with our Country's glorious name
Thine own shall be entwined; ,
Within the Senate's pillared hall
Thine image shall be shrined;
And on the nation's Law shall gleam
Light from thy giant mind.
Our proudest monuments no more
May rise to meet the sky,
The stately Capitol o'erthrown,
Low iu the dust may lie;
But mind, sublime above the wreck,
Immortal cannot die.
jSy Paxton, the designer of . the Crystal
Palace, is to receive, in addition to his knight
hood, the sum of 5,000. Other amounts are
to be given to other persons engaged in getting
up the Great Exhibition.
Frym an article in the N.Y. Literary World
revising De Haas' History of Western Virginia
we cut the following interesting accounts of Gen.
Braddock, and some instances connected with
his death: '
The great defeat of Bra block in tnis tattle as
u 'rcil kown, was bib n?gleot cf the uual In-d-afl
methods of warfare. Reappears to have
teen a daring, undoubtedly a cc-ur
of the old "blood and thmrie
school; but his
sacrifice of the lives of his men and officers, was
teanui. Dr. De Haas maintains, as an unques
tionable point of history, that he fell by a shot
from one cf his own men. His memoranda s of
the event are striking;
In tho ranks of Braddock vrere two brothers.
'Joseph and Thomaj Fausett, cr Faiccett: the
rlrt a tcmmis.r.ioced, r.nd the other a non com-
r-ed officer. Oaq of them(Tom Faussett)
laorc-w Stuart, of Unicntown, says he
tnew very weu, am oiten conversed witn him
! ",)out trly times. -He did not hesitate to own
111 ltiC ireseaee 01 ms menus that nesaot Brad-
dock' The circumstances were briefly these:
1 -Ilcg.rdless of Gen. Braddock'd positive and
j foolish orders, that the troops should cot pro-
j tect themselves behind trees, Joseph Jb ausctt a good time of it until about two o'clock ia the
'had ao puctil, which Bra 1 lock discovering, ; moraing. Many distinguished whigs were pres
; rode up aL,d struck Liiu down with his sword. ; ent, and flt perfectly at home. The Governor
f TiJ1 fdut-tt, who saw the whole tnuiimctioii, . TlsUeJ Pvobinsoa's theatre cn Saturday night,
I Uil uauifiiaieiy draw up hi a riile md ahot Lim ; where he was received with three times three
; through the tody. This, as he afterwards .aid by the whole audience. The returns show that
j was partly oiit of revenge for Gen. B.'u assault
upon Lie brother, and partly to get the general
oat of tie way and HaTe the remnant of the
'In adJition to the above, we may give the
statement of a correspondent of the National ! CSO!a(lon.
i - j
Intelligencer, who seem to have been familiar j An immigrant just arrived across the plains, '
with the facts: j gives the following description cf the memorable
"When my father was removing with his fa- "jama Jo del muerto," on which d many thou
mily to the Weet, one of the Fausetta kept a ; sands of animals and bo many perccs of lat 1
Public bouse to the eastward, from, and near
where L'niontown now stands. At this man's
j house we lodged about the 10th of October, '81, '
lwtutJ-9ix 'r anJ few months after Brad- :
dk 8 ua iuen WM na5 auythicg
but a secrtt, that one of the family dealt the
' death blow of the British General. 13 years
'. afurwurds i met Tom Fausett, then, as he told .
I me, in his 7ou. year. To him I put the plain j
: quvfetton, ina ivcuvt-u me piam repuy, --j. ma ;
tn 'H fieri ! 1 no. r aeari tne tact doubted cr , perty, v;x: wagons, carnages eel btigcie, ueaa
blamed, th..i .-it killed Braddock. J horses, mules and cattle, whose crca;ses lie
"Mr. Vakon (Annals of the Olden Time vol. 1 thick all over the ground, in a state of preser
I., pp. HI 2) says, mat in 1833, he met Wm. vation, the skins and a good deal of the flesh
butitr, a private iu tne Pennsylvania Greens at j being dried to the bones, the water, mar;hes
the defeat of Brad lock. I asked him a jjurticu- J and air being so strongly imp regnated with al-
larly, mho killed Braddock? aud he answered j
p-romptly one Iuett, brother of one whom j
Braddock had killed in a passion.'
"In lb20, Butler saw Fausett near Carlisle,
where he Lad rone on a visit to his daughter. mother, brother or sister has been buried, but
The Millerstown (Perry Co., Pa.) Gazette of ' ere the train is out of sight, the corpse is disin
11 JO, speaks of Butler being there, and in com- ; terred by the prowling wolf or the savage In
paay wkh an aged soldier in that town, who dian :the bones to bleach upon the great Ameri
hud been iu Braddock's defeat, and both coa- 1 can Desert. Although I am rather a hardened
curved in saying that Braddock had been shot ' sinner, yet when I saw the scene as just de
by Fausett." i scribed, I could not refrain from shedding tears,
"A Minister of the M. E. Church, writing to j aU(1 feeiing niyself more submissive to that
the Christian Advocate says:. 'The old man j mighty and powerful God who rules the uni
died at the age of 111 years, in 1821, who vcrse."
killed Braddock.' j
"The Newburyport Herald, of 1842, declares IIOAV Canada Obtained It Same
its acquaintance with Daniel Adams, an old ! jne origin of the word Canr-.da is curious
soldier of that place, aged 82, who confirmed J cnough. The S paniards visited the country
the shooting of Braddock by one of his own J previous to the French, and.mado particular
"Braddock wore a coat ef mail in front, which
turned Dans in ironi; out u U3 ...
back, and the ball was found stopped in front
by the coat oL mail." The venerable William
Barby, of Washington city, has recently stated
. . . 1 . 1 L 1 .1.1 C V.
to the author, that during his early uays, ue
never heard it doubted that Fausett had killed
Braddock. It seems a generally conceded fact,
j aud most of the settlers were disposed to ap
plaud the act."
Tlic Siaiils3 Character.
A correspondent of tho Boston Transcript,
writing from Madrid, says :
" I have heard the Spanish character summed
up as indolent, haughty, unsocial and revenge
ful. My own experience upon tho sjibject is too
limited to permit me to substantial 0 -prrefute
any one's opiuiou or dogma. N'eTcrttrelees, in
my journey from Alicante to this capital, I ob
served in passing through the Northern part of
the province of Murcia, entire hills of consider-
able elevation, aud natural prccipitousness,
lcvclled off into terraces, irrigated cud cultivated
to the very Eummit. Surely, thought I, this
cannot be the height of indolence, for the most
industrious "cf aatiocs, even England, ia some
respects, might consider her ways and grow
wiser. Haughty and unsocial the Spaniards
certainly are, to all whose manners display a
contempt for them or their institutions ; but re
move the sneer frcm your countenance, pay a
passing respect to their customs, do what com
mon civility requires, and you will find that in
true courtesy no one can surpass tnera. xo use
their own phrase, their houses are literally "at
your service." Verily, prejudice and ignorance
have not been idle in forming the popular sen
timent regarding the Pf anish nafion.'
Vol. Jubn K!2eTs Arrival at Saa
Tha following letter from the Pittsburg Post
gives an interesting account of the reception of
Colonel John Bigler at San Francisco, after his
election as Governor of the Golden State of the
""Th G.rernor elect, Co!onl T;igier. f.rrifrrr
here on Friday night last, from Sacramento.
lie came down on the steamer Confidence. The
C., on coming up the harbor, fired a salute.
The democracy were ca the wharf ready to re
ceive the Governor. When he landed he wss
placed in a barouche drawn by four white hor
ses. The procession then moved through the
principal streets by torchlight, headed by three
bands of music. Anion? those in the barouche
j I recognized Mayer Ilarder.burg, of Sacramento
I citr, and Ex-M.TVOr Gearv. of S.n Pranr.isrrt.
j After reaching the Oriental hotel, which was
j beautifully illuminated, the Governor was wel-
; corned in a beautifnl soeech. delivered bv fl
: Geary, to which he replied in a manner that
; astonlshei ail who heard him
: (most folks tho't
! the Governor cov.ldn't make a SDeech.1) When
the speaking was over, the folding doors of the
i large saloon were thrown open, and here we had
, wherever Bigler has canvassed the State he has
. carried all before him. If he had had a little
: more time he would have swept the State from j
1 one end to the other.
I - , , r .
years emigration perithed: "If there is a aec-
tion of country in God's wide-extended creaticn
that can surpass that large scope of country ly-
ing between Salt Lake Valley and Carson River
for sterility ol ioU, scarcity cfllmlir, and every
thing that has a tendency to cheer up the spirits
of the wearied traveller, I am aure that I don't j
care to see it. From the sink of Humboldt River
across the desert to Carstn River, my heart was
sicaenea Bi seeing iu great uinrucuun 01 pro-
kali that it has a tendency to keep off the de-
vouring insects and birds cf prey. But the j
worst is not half told yet ; to see every two or
three hundred yards a grave, where a father,
I searches for cold and saver, and a name none.
I they said among themselves, "Acanada," (there-
; s nothing thcre.) The Indians, who watched
; clogclyt lcurneJ th;3 scntcnce and its meaning,
After thfi departuro of tll0 Spaniards, the
, arr;TeJ: an.i the Indians, who wanted
none of their company, and supposi?d they were
also Spaniards come on the same errand, were
anxious to inform them that their errand was
fruitless, and incessantly repeated to them the
Spanish sentence, "Acanada." The French,
who knew as little of the Spanish as the Indi
ans, supposed this incessantly recurring sound
was the name of the country, and gave it the
name Canada, which it has borne ever since.
3Tciv Kind or Skating
At a large beer drinking house in Beilin,
Prussia, the customers are waited upon by fe
male skaters. The instant a customer takes his
ecat, one of the damsels darts from the end of
the room, skims ovcr the floor describing gracc-
ful curves, and in a moment is at his side, and
. rcqucgt3 to know uis wisaCs. One of these fe-
male waiters will collect a number of orders in
her round, or carry her beer vessels to her cus
tomers without ruffling their snowy froth. The
motions performed rescinblo Bkating, and stran
gers are likely to be deceived, but the act is per-
f forae(j uy employing small iron reliers let into
the soles of strong but neatly fitting boots. This
is all tho mystery. It takes time and practice
to execute the movements well, and the work is
Bomewhat fatiguing. The floors over which they
j gUJo arQ aaJe of 8niooth uarJ wooJ fcogrJs
, ic3T The theatres and other p laces of amuse
ment arc open in "San Francisco, on ' Sunday
evenings, as we sec by tho advertisements in tho
newspapers of that city.
An JLlxlcrifci! e Ilauclie.
The San Froucisco Times and Transcript
states that Senor racheco, of Santa Cruz coun
ty, is the owner cf three eleven league grants cf
land, or about 200,000 teres.' This is' three
times the quantity allowed to try cue man, Ly
the Spanish or Mexican law j to aToid thishrgil
provision,- th grants, were -originally gvrefcjtt
three different periods,' and it is said a different
name was ued each time. At the j resent time,
there are 20,000 head of cattle on lhi? 3 leagues
ranche, and tho whole property is assessed at
$1,000,000 ; the taxes this year will tmount to
$30,000, requiring the e!e of about SUOO heal
of cattle to raise the money. Some idea cf the
value of land in that part of California may ta
formed by' the assessment of the grants afore
specified. Suppose the cattle are reckoned at
$10 a head, which is probably a moderate esti
mate, their total value wculd be $300,000, lea
ving $7t-U,C0l as the value cf the land, or tb&ut
three dollars and a half per acre.
A gontlcraan of Boston has adopted a sy-fcm
cf ice eulter-, f jr the purpoEe of preserving that
cooling substance early, or when the seascn is
too mild to freeie ovcr the deep wr.t?r cf the
Fresh Ponds. Ilia plan is to make an artitcial
pond, cf an equal depth, and let the water intj
it as fast as it freezes. Workmen are cow en
gaged ia large numbers on the Fresh Poai Mea
dows, in preparing such a pond. It will cover
abcut twenty-five acres of land, with a clay bot
tom, and so much lower than Fresh Pea J, that
the water of the pond may be let into it ia any
quantity desirable. As this p-end will te very
shallow, it will freezs over readily, and it wculd
seem iaa?t seenre a crcp of ice ia the mildest cf
Boston winters. Of course it may be cropped
as often r.s it can be frczen of sufficient thickness.
The making cf the pond, it is calculated.
cost about tweniy-five thousand dollars, or ere
thousand dollars per acre, and ths iie:esary
buildings for storing the ice about as much
Rtnl and Ideal.
Oo, jr., in cae of" his discourses, in wiich
he describes the contrsat between eemblewre aid
reality, hits o2 a ball scene:
"A woni-n," siys he, "msy cot be ea arjcl,
though she glides throcgh the mazes of The
dance, like a spirit clothed with a rainbow and
etadlcd with etsrs. The young man may be
fccld his admired object cn the mcnow in the
true light of reality, emptying a wash-tub in the
gutter, with frock pinaed up behin j, hr cheeks
pn'.e fcr the want of paint, her hair massed and
mcs;y,- except what lies ia the bureau, aad her
whole contour wearing the appearance of an an
gel jan'.d throi'gh a brush fcace into the world
of wretchedness and wo'."
SaT A boy ca board one of the Gulf of Mexi
co steamers got up quite a panic among the pas
sengers recently-. He bolted suddenly into the
cabin one morning, before the passengers had
fairly rubbed their eyes open, exclaiming
" We are loff.'" "Lost."' exclaimed another.
" Zen .'" screamed out the whole crowd. " Yes,
lort ."' taid the lad astonished at the alarm he
had created, "I know w 3 ar lest, because tie
captin's ca tcp o' the house and another man
upon tho ma:t, a leckin to t,e xchar ti e ar ."'
445" M. Thevelin, a Frenchman, in perform
ing a balloon ascension at Brussels, Belgium, in
crossing the city, got foul of the statue of St.
Michael, placed oa the .spire of the City Hall of
Bruts?ls, and in order to save himself, clung ts
the statue immediately, w hile his paratus was
carried oil by the baliocn ; he then proceeded,
as his only means of salvation, to descend to the
ground, the spire being COO feet in height, and
by dint of extraordinary presence of mind and
bodily activity, he got down in safety.
JPcy Ray after ray of hope penetrates the
gloomy horrors which overspread the Emerald
Isle. Tho cultivation of the sugar beet seem?,
thus far, to be successful, and five hundred asres
have been allotted to further ixrerlrsenta next
52 Miss Lind, at Pittsburg, the other d?r,
received a pair of splendid diamond bracelets, aa
a present from some one of her ardent admirers
there, which she returned with information
that she ncvar received presents frcm gentle
men. A writer more thaa two thous md "years ag
mentions the fact that hca's eggs which aie
nearly round invariably produce female chickens
and those which are long or pointed, produce
jeT "Will you clasp my cloak, sir!" asked
a young lady of the gentleman who was to ac
company her home from a party. Yes, and
its contents," replied he, putting his arm around
3- The number of common schools in Penn
sylvania has increased from 7C2 to 0,200
the tcacners.Irom b0 to 11, COO. '
r5T It is lumered that Gen. Foote - wiM re
sign the Gubernatorial chair, and continue ia hi
seat in the U. S. Senate.