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BY M. G. DAVIS: " "'TH- 'SUN' SHINES FOR ALL." IPUIBSIIER.
VOL III. CITY OF 0 JEFFERSON, LA, SATURDAY, JULY21, 1860. NO. 9.
The Atlantie Cable..
We understand (stys the N. 0 Picav
une,) that Capt. Kell, the agent of the
Atlantic Telegr:ipl Company, wha was
sent out to take up the Newfoundland end
of the cable, has succeeded in raising a
portion of it, after some weeks of labor.
and has discovered a serious detect it,
.caused by its resting and chafing on
e of sharp rocks, over which ' it
, a mile or two from Bay of
u.m, Trinity Bay. Ii is Capt. Kell's i
. tion to take up as much of the cab
is possib', and land it at New Perlican,
'making.t, ,A its future terminus, in,"se
the undertaking to bring it into wo
order should prove successful.
AprQpos of the cable, we read in the
London Times the following report, by'
which it appears, that in legal point of
fact, it has been judicially settled that the
cable was laid t
In the Court of Queen's. Bench, on
Tuesday, Mr. Paterson, a Glasgow
merchant, brought an aot ~gagainst an
underwriter, name d Harris, on a policy:
qf insurance, by the terms of which
the plaintiff was to be protected aginst
all risk accruing to him as the holder
of one share in tihe Atlantic Telegraph
Company, through the cable- suffering
injury, or its successful laying 'down
being prevented by the "perils o6te
sea." On behalf of the plaintiff,';
great object was to sh~ow that the cable
had never been fully and succasfully
laid. and that object had been prevented
by the injuries hich the cable sustained
through damage T'Bne to it after being
submerged in the sea. Several wit
nesses were called to support this view
of the case, among others Professor
Thompson, the gentleman who acted
as electrician on board the Niagara,
and Mr. Saward, the secretary of the
Professor Thompson stated that be
tween the 11th anau. ot Au.xat,
which was the period irag whici tkbi
cable might be said tb ave wvorke[
best, its action Las very go6d at cer
tain hours; however, in general, its
working was very irregular. He was
uniable with certainty to account for
that, but he attributed it partly to the
incrustation of the surface wire. The
total quantity of cable manufadtured
was 3,290 miles, of which 2,136 were
submerged, and about 370 lost. The
cable submerged might be said to ke
lost, and the original capital entirely
exausted. Three days before the
landing at Newfoundland they cut away
60 miles of the cable on board the Ni
agara. The conducting wire had got
out of place, and had forced its way
through the gutta percha and even
through the tow, so as almost to touch
the cylindrical wire covering. After
that the signals were better. Before
the cable was taken on ,board it had
been exposed for some time at Green
wich to the heat of a very hot sun, and
there was no doubt that in that way
some of the gutta percha had got sof
tened, and it oozed through the tow and
the outside wire.
- Mr. Saward, the Secretary to the
Company, proved that 2'1),001 words
passed backwards and f orwards be
tween the two.countries during the thec
weeks the cable worked. An expedlti.,n
had been fitted out to take up.the 4.
miles of the cable iearest Newfound
land. The new gable would start from
a spot nearer to Europe by that-list
ance. It was thought that that portion
of thei cabei had sustained an injury,
and thUt the principal injury sustained
was about 15(0 iniljs from Valentia. It
was likewise thought that when those
portions of the line were renewed the
whole cable would work. It was in
tended to rauicV 2(0) miles at the Valen
tia end. There was no dLbt that a
portion of the gutta p(ercha had oozed
through at G(reemnIwich in Colnseluence
of its having 1(.Cen melted by tjie heat
of tlhe sun. liThe cab;le had iot been
tested under ",IIte-, in conslequelIce of
the fears of some of thile Director,
that the stranids of wire wouldget. , t
ed. HIon ever, sulbsequent exo~prience
proved thile desirability of a cable'being
submitted to such a test.
No ev"' . ce was called on behelJf of
the def.. cant, but the contention ahis
part was thalt the transmission of 20,000
words proved that the cable had been
fully laid down; and even if that were
not granred, its complete laying--down
was not prevented by the perils of the
sea, but through either its origir .1
gefective organization, or the injury
which it sustained by exposure to, tilhe
sun at Greenwich, antil which was lrevi
or the time when the risk of the
.z e'rwiters commenced. After an
nce of nearly an hour. tiheL jury
nd that the cable, owing to its cxpo
sure at Greenwich, was in a defective
then that if chf 'w
by the actio sea
Chlief Justice d t he
the verdict for
defendant leave to mq
,him instead- is L i
the fate of
five year an e alive.
ri. E - Lebanon,
e., when that 4owl as atimer wil
derness. After sustai~dil in arly
youth the hardsh§i< and'toil incident
to backwoods life, he emigrated to Bos
ton. When the tocsin of war was soun
ded his young spirit caught the general
enthusiasm. On the evening of the
16th of June he enrolled himself as a
volunteer, and on the morning of the
memiorqie 17th was ordered out with
the guard detai 1d to protect some mu
*tions:of the plovihcials, about three
ariters of a mile from Breed's hill.
e was thus prevented from sharing in
re arduous duties of the day.
..interesting circumstances con
fi"eted with the battles are still fresh in
his recollection, which he is ever ready
unt to attentive listeners. in
he is aIt five feet eight inches,
ungly bilt, gf'ark complexion, and
biutslightly shoi. the effects of time
or C lagga . He is of a reli
ohurn f ni having been a
ember of the Free Will Baptist Church
eighty years ago.' The address waS de
iered by Rev. Theodore Stevens, of
'erwick, and remarks were made by
Hon. J. 1D. Lyman. of Farmington;
Rev. Iee, 'aggar,.df Union; Rev.
Charles Emerson, ,nd others., One
hundrd a four guns were fired, and
the ' ed'withedlinner. ...
This ,ae, which has destroyed large
numbers of cattle in the New England
States during the last-few months, and'
which was stated to have almost en
timly, if Iot wholly, dis(ppliared, seems
to have broken out %fresh, this tim
however, choosing a new field to1.t'
destruction,,. The New York,. E fess
of the 10th says : -
1'leuro-pneumit Ulitd ls made its ap
pearance among the cattle in the upp
part of the city. In some of the stables
in the Twenty-second Ward as many
as a dozen head are said to he down
with the disease. Consumers of swill
milk atre taking the alarm and refuse
to have 'irythhig to do with the stuff in
The s.nde disease, or something simi_
lar, has brokei out ,among the cattle in
certain parts of Pennsylvania. The
1Doylestown Democrat says :
A disease has brokeº out among the
cattle posturing on IloJcomnhe's Ilanud,
inii the D)elaware, of w1rl4.severul havo
already died. On Mppday, of lust week,
four or five were foutuaTead and others
are in a disuased criulitioin. XVWh lther
this is plouro-pneumouin, the disease
lrevailing among the cattle of Massa
chu.setts and other Eastern .States .r
not, thei farmers nlnmg the river ought
to have the matter thpuneaghly examined
Good I-lunwor-It is tlle clear' blue
sky of t;he soul, on which , ry, ~rtar
of talent will slhin: more elcay*T;and
the mian of genius cuicounteru no vapors
in his passage. It is the most exlquisite
beauty of a flue face; a redeeming
grace in a homely one. It is like thie'
green in a landscape, harmonizing eyer
color, mellowing the light, and softening
the hues of the dark, or like the flute
in the full concert of instruments, a
sound, not a~- f discoverdt1 by the
ear, yet filling up the .breaks in the
concord with itd deep melody.
LP~" In a case of poisoning by strych
nius, in Hlartford, Conn., the other day,
the doctor admini.teredl lobelia as a
remedy. It produced the desired effect,
and relieved, the patient.
Wifle's New Friend. t
es has quito a habit of culti
en friendshij~, which have
nec of blooming forever,
soon wither in the world's
I used to '.ink that this
to 'waglfinced to school girls,
profess immoptal fidelity in letters
d and re-croused, but forgot each
*s soon as they have caught a
a last acquisition, in the way
friend; is Mrs. Mortimer
whotm she became ac
summer, while she was on
of town. Mra' Mortimer
ad her earriaggewith her, and
d quite aensattmn; in fact, every
y in the house waa eager to become
er confident. B:it the amiable deport
ment of Mrs. Jon' s, combined, I doubt,
with her intellectual accomplishments,
rendered her the favorite; and she it
was who daily occupied the spare seat
in the carriage, and had the honor of
advising Mrs. Mowbray in ose thous
and grave perplexities under which
We returned to the city after the
Mowbrays, but my wife, though usually
very firma on questions of etiquette,
waived her privileges on this occasion
and made the first call. She was gra
ciously received, and camle home in
high spirits. All that evening she
could do nothing but talk of Mrs.
Mortimer Mowbray. "Such an elegant
establishment !" " A footman with
manners like a prince waited at the
door." The drawing-room was the I
perfection of luxury and taste. Mrs.
Mowbyay had on such a sweet cap,
and altogether looked so lagyike.
Her nranners were indeed mosl'aristo
cratic, just what one would suppose 3
those of a countess to be.
In a fer~ days Mrs. Mortlfr Mow
bray returned my wife's call; came
in a spl did new carriage, and with a
n'ow of horses. Her equipage
create quite a s ensation in our street.
Mrs. ncs, soon after this, began to
act as i rooding 'over some vast do
sign; wh h not being yet qltite matuted,
she dees dTt wisest to be sTlent res
At las oweveI'the mighty secret
w~as brot .
'' I was thi ,ones," she said one
night as I ' foo peeing myself to
sleep on my pillow, "that we ought to
give a p.. Not a regular ball, indeed,
but o'selept enterLainulent, where a few
ng'al minds may be brought to
;he . '. ihould like to introduce ,iy
dear Mrs. Mowbray' to some of the
choicest of our acquailtanoe.."
Nof I detest parties, small or large,
but as'lie delicacy of my wife's nerves
does not allow of her being thwarted, I
'made no oljection. to this proposal,
thoiuh I sighed to myself.
"O(f course, may dear," I saId. "You
"We'll ask about tlihty," continued
lily w'ife, warming" with the subject.
"*T''berc's Itrs. lharton,and M r. 1o.IY're
Shiniu aid Mrs. l'rico, and the thr, ee
And thus the dear (:reaturte ran oin
until phe had a;lluti'lijel about forty
names,'and I siuaw that h " "s, '''let plarty
of conga,,:iiinl l'- " w:. }ing to he
after all, ua cru,,wlhl rout.
"YXoui have t'orgott,'n tlhe two Mi's,,
lowcll," I aid iit last, whe'n nv wfi,
stoplped for the vwaniit ,'f blr, atth.
Tihi' two Misses lluowll werie ai ,,tl,
intelligent and pretty girl.-, ii wbiii I
'took a larticular interest, hee,use, thir i
father, who had ,once ,rbeen , ii ,xt.n Siiv'
shipping merchant, haviyg bc,:,me re
duced and died bankruplt, thi: si.ter.
were comnpeiled' " rna their orv'a li.-·i
hood. 'They h..,! ?u- .erous rich reia
tions on whom they might have billeted
themselves; but, ittile spirit
independoence, t o vep
for their main
thb bread of charity. ha 1 ut
rsahed a romantic idea of ee ' ej
married well, and consequent .
made it a point always to invite thdln
to our parties, to praise theta highly to C,
young gontlemen there, and in every "
other indirect way to assist in realizing 1
my pet shemeo. it
Mly wife had heretofore seconded nme
in my benevolent plan; but on the pros- d'
ent occasion she hcsitattcd to reply,
and I knew atonce that there was seine- 't
thing the matter.
"Ahemt " she said at last, clearnlg
her throat, "ahem! The 'Misses Iowill a
are very nice girls, to he sure--that is,
Jn their place-hut as it is to he a select I
party, and as I have already mentioned
rathe-- :,o many, and as Mrs. Mowbray
may not want to meet all sorts of people,
"Stop, my dear," said I, with a sigh,
for I saw that my favorites wore not to
be invited, " you have given reasons
enough." "It is a pity, though."
And I sighed again--a sigh eloquent.
of resignation. "
My wife heard my sighs, and her [
tender heart was touched. She paused
a moment in embarrassment, and per
Imps even resolved the idea of yielding "
to my wishes, but in the end she raised
herself on her 6blow, and said-
"Mr. Jones, do listen to reason. You
don't know how'foolish you make yourself
about those Howell girls. They have n
been unfortunate, to be sure, and they are
very possible, indeed; but there is a pre- h
judice, you are aware, against girls who
earn their own livelihood, ail wlho knows
but what Mrs. Mowbra' would take offence h
at my invit3 igsuch persons to meet her.
I shouldn't like to do it, indeed, withont
first askirg" her; and I can't dA that this II
time; She's very particular, and so ex- to
chlsively high bred."
"Then :l don't think eba regard t
you the lessy, dea *I eae-tnro to say,
for being 1 inted with two such ex
cellent girls as Patty and Lizzy Howell."
" r. Jones, don't be a child," replied
my. ife. "At your age you should know
aomething of the world. Exclsive people,
like Mrs. Mowbray, don't care to meet
nobodies. lhe was very choice, as you
saw, of vhipn b ilsh admitted to tier ac
quaisntance this summer; I may say, in
deed, that I am the only one of all e
met whpm : he recognizes now."
To thave protracted the conversa ri.
woulj'Tave excited my wife's nerves, and N
deprived her of sleep ; so I said no more,
but closed my eyes and courted slumber
I have n, recollection of anything after
that till I awakoe tlhe' ni'xt morning, antl
leaving Mrs. Joiies in bed ais usual, went
down to cee that the fires were right, aind
t, take a walk while breakfast was being
The invitations to the party were issued
that week. Mrs. Mortimer Mowbray gra
ciously promising to attenil.
When the important evening arrived.
my wife was very nervi us. ,'t eve y rirng
of the bill the cor',r rreo-, ti her face with
exprota' iwn, but guest after guest1 entered
without Mrs, M ,wbrry appoaring. Il"r
nervoiin~es soon IO r'ln to change to tnitx
Cety, and tlhi-, as ti:: hIoirs wilre oil. to
drs Oppointmnr't land dinuay. S he delayed
the supper for :t till uI,,ur, thinking tiata
her nwv friend might yet arrive, but in
"What can he the rnatter,l ,,ttler "
she said to rite, sty we were alone. "I hope
the d(ear balbe is well. Perhaps, hiwevr,
iMs. ,Mowbray in hIerself unwell. Dear
ino', I aTm a'ri idl I -hall not slefp tr aux
Sily. 'io lirt thing I shall do to morrow
will t,. to (:1ll on Mlrs. Mowbray and see
wli:rt is th, llratter."
"Voould nit that lie against etiqluette?"'
I vent,rrei to ask. it seoms to me that
Mrs. Mlowlbray shouilt send you a note or
me.s" or something of that sort, at
least, to aFologizo for iher absence."
Mrs. Jone4 didl not rely iri words, but
she ipe me a hlo,:, rid such a Iok ! It
all the indignation wricih her
SbeOlO itat having the slightest
tu Ier Iriend. ·
he Icamr to dinner that day,
aw t a glan'ce had co
Ired to rfue rmy s. She
tad nothing whatev me, but
Sshe scolded the sr in in.
cessantly. I was too wise to inquire what
was wrong. I knew that Mrs. Jones, if
hl thought proper, would tell me ; and
it nit, that idle questions would only ag
gravnate her secret troubles. But the next
day, h:aving heard something that enlight
ened mi respect ing Mrs. Mowbray's ab
senrce: tr'ou our party, I could not contain
myiyelf when I came home.
" )id you ever hear, my love," I said,
as I began to carve the turkey for dinner,
" that the Misses Howell had a married:
Mrs. Jones looked sharply up, as if she
suspected I meant more than I said, and
then answered, laconically
" I heard it casually but never asked
" It seems," I continued, " that Mrs.
Mlortimer Mowbray is that sister."
" I have heard since, said Mrs. Jones,
sharply; and tirning to our second child,
wl,, was asking for a wing bone, she rap
Sýd him over the head, exclalming-.
"lHaven't I told you to wait till you're
helped ? Take that, now, and leat n mat.
I allowed a minute and more to elapse,
in order that my wife's ebullition migt
subside when I remarked
" Mrs. Mow'bray, it seemn,'expected to
meet her sisters here."
"I shouldn't wonder if she did," said
Mrs. Jones, sinppishly, looking down into
her plate and appearently absorbed in part
ing a wing joint.
"When she found," I continued, " that
her sisters,were not asked, she grew indig
nant. She heard the reason, it seems.
Your friend, ,Mrs. Wharton, whom you
had made a conlident, told some lady, who
told her, and hence her anger."
"I am sure IF don't care if I never see
the proud woman again," said my wife,
reddening very much, but still wltlout
looking up. "One could not have sup
posed she was a sister to the Misses
After another pause, I said
"Did you call on Mrs. Mowbray, as you'
Mrs. Jones was silent for a full minute
and seemed half disposed to decline an
swering altogether, but flually she blurted
out her reply
"Yes, I did, since you must know, and
she was not in. So at least the footman
said; but if I didn't see her at the draw
ing-room window-" and here she burst.
into tears of mortification and rago--'may 0
I never eat another mouthful !"
I baw it would not do to continue the
ronvers'tion, so I quietly eat my dinner,
kissed the children, and, like a Christian
in the Pilgrim's l'rogress,"wentaway."'
Of course the intimacy of my wife with
Mrs. Mowbray ceased from the date of
thuIt party, and I rni sorry to say that the
Mlises ihowell also, have, as the phrase
uc*-, "C' t II ll('q(lll llr;lllCt .'
[N. (). Crescent.
'rlm Moang of Looe anl Death.
iUt iM Ti.NNYS' JN'8'' "iELAINE." "
Sweet is fruo, love tlhoigh given in vain,
Anl swier't is death who puts iin end to
I know oiu,t whlich i" sw -fetr, ini, nlt I.
Lov,, urt thou swta-t? theu bitter death,
SLovei, thou art hitter; sweet is d'ath
to Ifl .
O Love, if detlh le swecter, let min diie.
SSweft l(ive', t hit s5CPis not mUade ti, fadul
r wL y,
'.~,wet dcithi, that v, ms to nUako us
S loveless clay,
I know not which is sweeter, no, not I.
I fain woiuldl fllow'ov', if that could be;
I needs must follow death, wl'. calls for'
Call and I follow, I fo!low!--let me die.
ar c, Commodore Stcktin dn, fmrnily
are at Romo on a visit to his son, min
isterat the l'apnl court. Mlrs. Stockton
It has recently presented her husbtand with
It D/ Admionish your friend in scmret;
commend him in pub:ic. Go, as you
I, would bk met; sit as you would be found.
G-F" What is the difference between
re a young girilsad an ouldlat? Merely a
it difference of time--mone has feeling wad.
-. the other has felt.