Onondaga Standard, March 2, 1831

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Onondaga Standard (Newspaper) - March 2, 1831, Syracuse, New York VOL. II. SYRACUSE, 2, 1831. 7. THB IiPuUulndovery Wednesday ni Onomlagii Co. N. V. liy Ojficc in llie ca.ilf.nJ nftlirhri-l; lift Hairs, directly TEIUI3. -To rillay. sniKcribrc, who have the pa- left at tlioir doors, To mail inj [hose who call for ihcm at [h. office, To companies of not less than ten, at SI PLT square for ht first three weoks, anil 25 com.- for every siilwcqnciu iiuarlion. to ilio.su who advcrtisi by the year. Handbills, Cards, Blanks, on abort notice, iu u neat and stylo terms. THE Subscriber bavins ri'.irchiiEed Ihe stock of Jlrchy Kassun, will continue the business the old opposite the Syracuse-House they ire no'.v reciivir.g their Spring suji >ly of Iron, Stttl, Kail and Hoal Spike; jfnaila. Vices, Piaes Hulloia Ifi'.re; Grind Sttmcs; Oils; IVimluw- Glasik Sash-all sizes, Ifc. TOT and BBEBT IRON VTOHK, on hand, anil miule loonier at short Stave Furniture, See. repaired. STOVES, BOAT If COOK a gre.it vaiicly, ALSO A general sssor'.mentof SHELF C'OODS, acBiiiling of Saddlery, Building Itlatcrials Carpenters' Joiners tools Blc. All which they respectfully solicit the public to for themselves. LYNDSt SON. Ijracuje, May 12, 1830. JiGivtf CASH FOR SEED. THB lubscriber wi'l pay '.-ash nnd the liijhr.n price for a qtl.mlily ofdeiiii IEED, delivered ai hid Stoiu at Uic Yellow JlildinjJ. JLIO Jml received n new fnpply of will >ell JIK. tyr Katie, Jtmruxt 24, [Corrected from tlif CoiiriiT i K. Toik eil Notes Camifierriftl 0-iRk.. ,o i tlh.ny Ilk under S'- u -1 N.Y.S. Bit. AlLiy tl" s -4 Blc orNeivurglulo 1 'J em Die Troy Btnk Uohiwk lik Schcu'c Ulica M.il'k line (TOR Till-: ST.lNUAKb.) TO POLAND. Thou risen laml at Morris town, underSS IVniA- i.f KeninrAy Rank xl Cumdpii i ii'i.l Hranrlu-s Commer. bk un.lerSluJ U -A Coii.i.i.iiMveuUh unr bk under SIO 4 Trnnrttre Wiish'ln 9i Warren (ale II hnuichc? llrtr. Mount Holley hank -.4 I R.mA- If orris Canal bank 4 Jsiiiisinnn. Vfnh'n'n h'kinj; fn J (V vUvui? B.mJ Silem Banking Co. 1 Mississippi. ftrem If Philadlphia Mulches f3 Minnlactirng Co. i Jllabama. Bank it N.BiiinsTOick Mobile BanJt 6 under .1 Michigan. HobokenBanking Rant of Michiganl, IRR Mortrnr, lirrArn. [Translated fur the JJcw-York American.] [Enrnct from Ihn Priest the; Jewess. :i Chmnir.lc oftlic time ufl'liiliji llie 'lih, by Israel Jchustih. I AN IliSTOlliCAL ACCOUNT OF TI1KTG11- TUKIiS OJ-' Till-: K.MGIITS TEJII'LAUS. On his entrance inlo lite llall of Tortures, Phillip nf si-ateil himself in a large arm chair ol crimson velvet, Ihe only i.ru-i- mentof this ih.-airu of Ihe cruelly and Ir.'.r- ii.o i iii. .i-. ;vnd Hie other nobles of his iraiu, were seat- ed behind him, oil benches so coarsely and carelessly made that save for the v.'ani of ilood upon ght easily have ircii mistaken fur instruments of The kins commanded Ihc cnlprils to be brought 'before him, forgi-lling, in his ea- gerness to iniikc them acknowledge Iheir :rimcs, that even Iheir confession noiild nol lilind him lo Ihe motive which urged him lo persecute them. A side door Miihlenly opened, and preceded iiy their sis 'J'cmpl-.irs entered Hie bull of (heirdooin. ihy.suli'iii that iron chair." Molai did uol cvuii unswui him, hill CLihnlv and hiiiiscil .lown in the I The i-xujuliuiier rndi'ly tore oli' the while in.uilli.- which covered Ihe shuiilders ol the hi: then loncheil spring, and lu'o iron hooks twisted Iho I'uet ul while riix of the same met-1 disposed in triangles, crossed on his! and pressed liis shoulders on Hie sharp points with which the of ihe chair was garnished. Molni raise-J his! eyes to iji'iwen, lull did not utter a word, 11; shriek, of even a His hriMlh eame! whistling from his crnshi-d and wonndi.-d j client, and Ihe bluuil lluwed in tonvnls from shouhlers, on Ihe and polished instriiintnt of his tortnii'S. cried Philip. "1 am innn-1 rcphc-il iMolai, in a f. ller- voice. whispered j he will never conh-ss." Takf him a- j said Ivins 1'hilip, "an.ilher one less: r.-Suhili: will spi-ak iMnlai [..-U-aScd- fn'in llie ii'i'ii wt-iv bis rlu'.-t, breaiheil I'r.-i-ly (ir.md -Mi.--l.-r was sealc I iii ilu- si-d iron chair, one i flhr hisd .-lied t.-ars, and In-.i he was r.m I he l.irinre (bu Tempi ir t-x- claiiiifil (l.iil Le Philip I.OH- turned In him anil sai.l, hat is Ihy name1.' I'iefrt: di repht-d tin: cunliiiiied ihe Ibun will less olistinate (ban Ihy Griind M.ist.-r, and tortures will liiivc HILV at least lo confess." Thou ail mistaken." replied llie Templar. Drajt him lo ihe cried the infuriated -Monarch. My said a voice, it is Ihe same lo yo'1 which one of us subniils lo Ihe torture, your aim being only to enjoy Ihe of a ICnig'ht. JMy brother is exhausted by iniprisonmnnl, hunger and care, and to curtail his suffering, he may helray his hon- or. Let :ne be tortured in his place. ftly name is de No. no, my eagerly replied young Villeneuve, do not doubt my er do thy and be advanced towards Ihe yellow curtain. He is very whispered ftJarigny lo (be King, he can- not bear Ibe lorlnre So much (he betlcr replied the King, "he will confess thesonner." And llit-se wor.ls were pronounced in such terrible tone of voice, thai the astounded minister did not venture on another whisper during the whole trial. The eyes of Ihc Kino; spark- led wilh rage; and Ibis same prince who had rouse..ted so reluctantly lo witness this drciclfiil scene, seemed now determined lo exhaust all Hie resource? of cruelly, as if lo appease bis conscience, and lo persuade himself he bad listened only to Ibe voice of jitslice. Pierre de he said, it is not ycl loo late." The young man Sxzed at him disdainfully, and made no re- plv. The e.xecnlioner instantly seized answer, but the bright lilaclc eyes fi-w hours, was iiie mingled ro-.irof the on Hie King's face. SinMenly Hit: weight I'.'in-.lied Iho black il full, and- crush' -d (he Templar's leg. I have only more leg ;lt your said ISei.n'- frcmond, firmly nnd proudly, still ga- zing on the King. Hear him oi tip, ndmilted i-.f 1.nt poor a- ricano above, of'he waves aroninl, ami fo'r the vehi. les of more Hi.) incessanl peals of thunder, thai no inuribi-in climis. j.> of the man voice enill-.l he heard anil, aniiiM Ihi- jlhi: boys, ;ls v, as bah general conslernalion, even llie ll'.ilnpt-l! were jieliln.; halls. sonniled in vain. j _. In that awful for Ihc- liOei of ihe.I.-'.is1 I cried Philip, and stalling up, as if lube of mi-miry had given Ihi: warn- ol Ihe.h i-t j lei avoid the gaze of his victim, lie It-fl the hv having fallen with grral rapuhly, I hall, calleil for his horse, and rode oil'lo- ii.-ilhcr the strength of the nobli: Mf, --iimih-.r pmi-i-i-ilinns on the pan. i wards lliu pal-.ice. Marigny followed him Ihe skill and cne'gies of Ihu LOiMinaink-r, I lalurc cl At-w- a-ill lioni: li-i'l in the inill but John mel, Hie legatee of tin: Pope, and those 'JVmplars win) confi'ssud. They sufficient to have tortured those among (he r.iplU'.-s who still survived, bnl their ;ind maji'stic nii'in bad such an i-tlect on Iht-irj.lilies, that they ununimonsly stalled from Hirir sent.-saiiJ rnslu-d out of tlic Jiklg- menl llall. The prisoners were re-eon- roul.l have saved oin: man lo tell llu: j 1 a meeting ol the (Icniorratic inemhfrs The baiometer is also nsi-d li-r b'i'islalnre of I'cnnsylvania, friendly ing the height of m.iiiiitains. It wr.s the I" tho of "ihc menl Hall. The prisoners were re-con- ipiirUsilv.rr al thirly inches al tin- level ol sidenl ducted in ilicir i-i-lls, and .lobn l-'lainel an- llu: sea, inli-r lhai the bciglit the Henry Simpson, of Pl'.ibtlelphia, W. G. nouiiced In Ihe crowd wiihoin the prison, as we asci-ml. Vear- Thomas Kingland, (liat Ibe fi'iii'i-ssii-lis had be.-i' lin-l bv a eali-n'.alion, li al "I Frederick Smith, of i'Vank- intire, ai.il lhai in a C'w da-. i.....-s ihe i.f a llinii.-ainl feet i-i.iscd tin: I hn, ice I'resiih-nls. pleasuri- an-l bl- i vt r On j J-phraim of.Mifnin. anil Win. G. I ..n.' live J-'hii 1. w V. il in ahoul fifli-i-n il'.clu s.sbnw- lawUins. of Cri.-eni', Si-cretaries. macbiuc calle i Ihe 1! I'onsisled of lu-o and bound him cm a cross of St. Andrew. beams laid crossways, and almost at right angles. On Un: limbs of Ibis dreadful cross thu executioner bound the naked arms and nf tin: young Templar, anil Ihen slow- ly (nrnei! a winch tliul sul in motion a small loins if Ibe suHi-rer. The executioner slopped one inomenl lo give Ibe Iving linie lo inlciTosale IMB victim while t'ue lance had already pcnelralcd between Un? carlila- ges which iiiiile Ihe verlchriu. cried Philip. Pierre de Villeneuve opened his month slowly, and frnni liis purple lips came forth in short and feeble guilty, not jnidly." (io on, ex- claimed Ihu King, enraged at so much res- olution uritl forlilnde. The executioner gain lunied Ihc winch, tin: lanre by 1 C IMpllirS rUH niiiivu iiitiinuviu. llll HI C III L (J il .fucniKS AMai entered at tlu-ir bead. He hhnek, ihuuls Ihc Si. Andrew's cross with bowed lo ihc Kins, as did bis companions! n-real violence, and the terrible and blundy wilh Ihc exception of our, who pas-.-eil I lance hrealiing bis bones like so inncli (ilass, prniitlly in from of llie Kinc and his [iriu-lraled inlo hiiM.in. The yoiilhlbl .iinl seated himself on a lunch near Ihcm.-- i Templar closed I.is eyes, and his bead Ml Miilip prulcntcd not to see him, ami Ins shoulder. brolber, m.v brNlh- ed hesilulinir. whi'tber or no lo relni n Ihe Mirieked Fnlk Tn-cy, Ye l.ave salutes made lo him by Hn: others who murdered him." ih-l he nol rnn- came slowly, one by one, thningli IheiUrk sai.l I'hilip. a'-ciliug and narrow" iliir.r. "All was calm and silrnt Ihe cse.-uiiuii. r nub. mul in lhai dismal hall. A t la Hie king spnl.i: c. i p> .if Hit: ill-fate 1 I'ii.-rn1, an In.rr it a- those said he, II nn his shonhler, h-aving a Iracli of have made, a sincere confession of Iheir bi-i.nnl him. ihr cuplivi-s criinCK, ami have (bus obtained Iheir liber- were lir.-l Minimnm-i! into llu' pn-selu-i: of ly, repeat here, ill the presence of their God Iving, one ol them, as e b.-n i- a.n-adv and of their King, what Ibey have alrtady staled, the ri-t :il jmhre with- confessed in pnvale, lhai it may be lionwn om ing lo him, and hail seali-d hiinscll llial no wurdlv or feel in !IS have j on what now proved lo he :.n iirgL-d us 10 Ibis trial. Our so e "l-.jei-.l is ol lurlnre. lli> ininin was dc Ihe honor anil glory "I Hie church." Si'ine hail grown grev in of of Ihe prisoners raised Iheir eyes lo the I.ice the lemple, and hud been in nil Ihe cam- Tlie fusl we di-scrihe iilnslniiu e cl ihc n-ssnre of tin.- air, is the liarumeliT. '1 la- is d. nvi-d from llie Greek, and signifies a in.-.istiri-r ol weighi. lib liiis Ihu lamniis i-xpi-ri- mcnl of Tpivelii made, whi h he com- miiincated lo his Iriend Viviuni, who re- jjcaled il in The buroineier consists of a plnsstnbr, a- bont thirty-lour inches I'.mg, sealed alone end, which being tilled wil'li quicksilver inverteil in a vessel or cup of Ihe same ma- terial. The tiiiiu being now held perpen- dicularly, lluid will snbsidi: from the lop, and stand ut llie height by whiu.li il is bal- anced by a column oi'aini'.isphcre extc-iuiing from Hie surface of Hip earth lo ils utmost height. The average height of Hie quick- silver ii about thirly inches al Ihe of the sea. It is maintained ai a certain ele- vation by Ihe pressure of Ihe air on the surrounding fluid, while'.that portion over which Ihe lube stands bad been relieved from ihe weight. If water were substitut- ed for quicksilver, il would be supported al Ihe height of thirty-two feet, because Ihu quicksilver is ationt fourteen limes heavier. The barometer is commonly used as a weather glass, and as such, it gives evi- dence of Uic thalaie ahoul lake place- The plale connected wilh the up- per parluf the tube, is divided inlu inches and tenths. A movcahlc point, called a vernier, subdividing this ilivi.voli inlo tenths and htuulreillbs muves through ,lliu centre of this plate perpendicularly. By phi-ing the vernier al Ihu exact lieighl of lite quick- silver, we have the in inches, tenths and liiiiidrudlhs. The woros maikcdon tin; plulu are nol so much lo be regarded as Hie motion of Ihe lluid; for a deviation from Ihu highest point may he followed hy ruin, aiihongh Hie quicksilver mav not have sunk In-low tno puiiit aiurUed Fair; and Hie same may be noticed wilh regard lo ils rise. ry ulniiinuii uinong inanl.HKl, Ihe weight ul iim .iii-. It is generally supposed lhai air is lieuviest when vi.e cloudy and filled wilh anil ihc languor Ihcn cxperiencL- is bv Ihc increased weight upon onr bi-ihes. Ihu ruverso is (he fact. When ihc atmos- phere is heavy, clouds do not linger near Inu earth, smoke lies almosl perpcnilictilur- ly, and we experience a peculiar claslinly and energy. When il is light, on tho cuii- tr.iry, clouds come very near the earlh. Miioke falls immediately lo Hie ground, and Ihu animal iec-ls l.ingnid and i-pres- aed. 'I'he baromeler provuj llial Ihu weight has been diiniuisnu I; for Ihc quicksiKer, nut lieing counler-bal.incud by suhe.ivy.i cobimn uf air, s 'I iiere- lure, find H.ul when Ihu is Iicaviist, our M'lih.ilioiis ai'e am' wiiun il i.-. lli.- inlrni.i, mil 1 eii.g Inlly :estsled. pn ilucis Inu iti-i- ol ami oppr. I 'i here ;.ic luiir li.r.n.- "I inc in I lage.-.. pi.il.il.l.1, ur pailor bar..- iiKier. iivl- '1 he v. hi-i-l b.iiuun.-u-i. B.I. '1'iie marine baruliulcr. 4in. 'i In; mo'.iu- latn hai i-k i :.i. i o! lifii-cn ibr.iisani! lei-l.-- ii: I.lie's fan.i.'iis balioun :IM-. nl. il !n i-l> c ii I'l.i-s, proving an f I wi-nlv-i lie llmiisiiiid feel, H.L- gn-ati-st hrifjhl in bii'h man ei er tiruuk's 7'rncls. IN The liilluivingaccoun! was Si-nl by Dr. J. E. fliuru, in a Idler lo Or. Silliniaii the winlcr bad made a consiiler- able progress much frost, there happened a heavy fall nf snow. Appiu- lii'iKiiuu: lhai I might riol have an oppurto- n ni'Hicn, Messrs Ihirdon Pat- Geiger, Lapnrlr, Head, of .Susque- .Vlemmer, Davis, ol llin i-iiy, l.ankin, Sloever, Tai lor, and Miller id'1'i-rry, were appniiiu-il a coiinnitlec to i-esiilnliuns expitssiveof the sense of Ihe mceliiig. The ciiiiuniKcc reported the preamble and resolutions, which were u" naninionsly !o: herons in the opinion of (be members nf Hits llu: democratic citizens of Ibis reiaiu iirdiminisbed cnnlidem-e iu ihe uili-gril v of General An- ihe aid of a microscope, before the sntiw was put into il, found il pcrlectly pure and clear: Ihe snow was Ibcn thrown into il, and on solution the walcr again exhibited Hie phe- of animalcnb, vi.iMe lo the naked eye wilh acnle iiltention, and, when viewed through Ihe microscope, re- sembling most diminutive shrimps, ami, wholly unlike the eels discovered in the acetous acid, were seen in Ihe full enjoy- ment of animali'd nature. caused large holes to be dug in sever- al parls of the mass snow in Ihe ice bouse, ami lo Ihe ceiure of it, and in ihe most une- quivocal and repealed experiments had sioi- 'ilnr resulls; sn that my family did nol again venlnreto introduce llu1 MIOW ico into Ihe walcr Ihey drank, which Innl been ti favor- iie nictlnid, hnl used il as an external re- For the pilchcr. These little animals may rlass with the ninphibia whieh have hi.....I, and ure ngain he Ihc candidn le lur llie piTKidency Then-fnrp, Uesolvcil, That we highly approve of Gc-n. Andrew Jackson's consent to becoma n candidate for re-i-lcciion lo the Presiden- cy of the United Stales, and of his consis- tency in adliHi iijer lo bis iiiaxim "neither to nor decline njjicc." Comifiissimer's Report. _ This is one ol the nohlesl documents on the Kuh- jecl thai was ever presented lo the New-York Legislature. Ils' princi- ples are its facts unquestionable __ us illustrations nnd its views and iiilerenccs must lead to much practical nlil- ily in money mailers. Tins operation of Hie new system of Hanking is must clearly developed. Unt Uic principal fratnro on which Iho reputation of Ibis report will depend, is its on Ihe presenl United Sluics Jiunh. "i-uerallv in low t-jmpi-i-.ilnrr, of] r __ _ t- 11 .1 i LI il .can V is mosl -My examined, ami the nsMim'iifions Kirpid hlalB i' cxisli-ncu Hi lice Iheir .......MINI uions icv immrrsinii did no vii.l.-.-.c" lo Iheir 1L and advm-alcs oflhe Milution, and Ihc .1" a variety of bv heal in writ snslained bv analogy l.ul i'''" K :n'i-l lj- N- in Ihe last niiin- exinuirdinary an- to me ,A reporl of subJL-clf i-f prnfiiiiir.! ,.s oppmluna of thu as he made this hypocritical speech, lull instantly cast them to llie. ground. 'umcl tuiiclicd his friend's clhow, and lie, nf; his voice lo ils ulnioit pilch, cx- against the Saracens. markalily lull and and during llu: execnlion had kept his large hlack eyes, arched by long thick and eye- lirows, full on the Irritalcil liy his "I, Guillen dc Uuisnc, iviiiglil of' luild hcani-.g, Philip ordered him In he lor- Ihu declare the order ul ihc ICnijrhls mred. Tiiiiuk said Ihe Templar, Templar unworthy til existence, and infa- mous; fur fuloiiy, impiety, blasphemy, and crimes of every kind iNlay the God ol'Trulh confound thce.'" excl.limed the Grand iMasler. 'J'hc enraged liuisne replied, May all the devils in hell sii-zc Silence cried ljhilip. wait it.' till thuti art questioned, or rather see if, a- iiiong the Knights who accompany then, there arc none: likely lo make the confess- ion I require; if tortures must extract There aru none here who fear thy tor- replied the Grand Master calmly. Thy hoast shall not avail repli- ed Tliuii thyself shall feel if llu: executioner understands his business.------ Molai to the torture The Grand Master gave the king one glance of supreme conlenipl, nnd exclaimed with fervor, God grant me strength lo bear this trial." A yellow ciirlain at tin: liutiuiii of the hall drew up with a horrid creaking noise, and in the midst of wheels, rac-Ks, sawn, screws, and other fearful in- Inimcols, stood a hall linked man, huin- I began to think that you had forgotten inc. J-iel me expire nndcr the same torture which killed Vilteiieuvu. loved him as my sou. 1 first taught him to wield the lance; let my bhiod be mingled with bis, 1 ask no more." "No, replied llie King, "by Our Lady, that would be loo easy a death for thee. Kvery boni' in thy body shall be broken, ere thine eyes close on llie light of day." "As you re- plied Ileavifrcmond, but I thought I had Klied so much blood in the cruitie of Chris- tianity, that I might have chosen where lo shed the last drops that How in these old veins uf mine." Tie him lo the exclaimed Philip. This of all the lorlnrts, was the most dreadful. The suf- ferer w-.is suspended between two brains, and above him swung nn immense leaden weight, which al regular intervals fell and crushed one of the limbs of the The executioner tried to drag this machine into the cei.lrc ol Ihe room, bill il Wus so heavy as lo resist all bis efforts to stir Ijcanfrciiiond sprang up, and with one linn grasp drew ibu immense apparatus into the middle of the hall. Astonished by llns ex- i; the tune of a drinking song, and Inbinon ofslrenglb, the cxeculionor look- grcasing wilh a sort ol yellow and ilirly upon tins victim as a supernatural being, lard, the screws and binges of the land if HL-'-iiilremoiid had only given him machines. Uc gazed fur one moincnl sin- one glance of his bright black eyes, he pidly and vacanily around him, ami then continued his occupation. Among thu .is- sembled persons in thai li.ill, some turned away liitir heads, Others shii.t'it'iLVtil, 'iV'.ii'.c Klnmci smiled and pressed the hand of Guillen do Jioisnc, who consiilercd himself inos' happy in having escaped from the tortures which now threatened the ill-fated Grand Master of the Templars. cried Philip, thy rrimns, or srnl would nevtr have lo touch him. Oli- serving his hesitation, the ICnigbt placed himself without assistance on the drcadlnl l ll-.c to above his head. lie had time lo confess he- fore it reached a Urge hlack spot, whence it was to fall on one of his limbs. Look at that said Philip. No answer. Remember that when it (ouches the black spot, it continued the Monarch. No All principle. arc i.f llie snne llie changes by n The third dillers In The In'jt is Hie and was in explaining D.e pncoliari- tics of Ibe iiislniment. Il ..cqunx-s (lie names of peclable from llie screw.-, which ih coniiL-cied with llie cup al Hie boilum, wberebv the lluid can be pre.-se.l up Ihe whole liJnRih of the lube, lo prevent acci- dents in its Iranspi rlalion. The second dillers very much in appear- ance; Hie lube bcinir conceali-d, a face MMIIB- whal thai of a clock, exhibiling moliini of a hand. from the lirslin having Hie bore of llie lube of unequal dialneU-is, 10 guard against the accidents by motion of llie vessel. The fourth is so accurately divided as to exhibit the minutest difference in eleva- tion; and is used for measuring the highest ofinunntiiins. Among these the marine barometer prc- the most interesting beauties. Ils use, however, is not as common as ils incr- ils deserve. To those who wander over ibc trackless seas, and along unknown eoasls, Ihe ability to discover a Ihrealcned change would be invaluable. Several romantic stories arc connected wilh the history of this instrument; and all who have experienced its bcnclils, Miive. some incidents to re laic illnalrating its val- ue. Arnoll stales Ibal he '-was one of a numerous crew, who owed their preser- ervalion lo its almost miraculous warning. 11 was in a southern latitude. The MIII had just si-l wilh placid appearance, rinsing a afternoon, and inc usual inirlli ol Ibe evening walch was proceeding, when the caplain'? order came lo prepare wilh all haslr (or a slorm. As ycl, the nlih-sl sailors had not perrcivc.l even a Ihroalning in Ihc- sky, ftisd Were surprised al Hie exl.nl and hurry of Ihe preparations, llnltho requir- ed measures wore not complcled, when a nore awful hurricane hurst Ihcm (ban ban (ho rl bad 01 or brnvi-d. Nolhing couM withstand it: the .'ails, al- ready furled, and closely bound lo Hie yards, were riven away in tatters: even Is.e bare yards and masls were in a great part disa- bled, and at one lime the whole rigging had nearly fallen or the beard. fora jfijii'nter Ijo.-ti-n 'I ransi-iii.t of fnrioMi is ihe following infurmaliuii, whirl; be inlercstiog to Ihcsu M'Jio have pence in Hieir 11 said Ibe cily banks have decided to receive Ibe Spaninh coins in common circu- lation as small change, on und after ihe loll] in.slanl, al (hi: following Span- ccnl.s, Pislareens do r pence half pen- ny 5. If Ibis n-gulalion should bring inlo more gem-mi ciicnlalion our own coins, es- pecially the dime anil a half iliinr, Ihe nl- liinaie. mill ei.im.Ci: ol'a pcili-cl di-i imal rnr- in.-y vi ii! repay all immediate diij.ul vanta- ges [J.istufn jiupur. e .-bouhl p'easeil lo have our own nirri.-nn mins inlo gnielal cir- i-nl.iiiiiil. 'I'n.-re is Inuvever, a as In ihr cinivenienci.- ul a il -i-imal ciiri-en.-y. Tm: inixod eiir- of Ihi-; of dollars, shillings and more tonveiiiriit fi'l' the trans.iclion i.f The nalnral divi- sion nf all allicks is into halves, qnailers, eighlhs, Sec. The nearcra cur- rency com-sponils wilh this method i.f reck- oning, more eon venii-nl il is in mcaMir- iiii; Ibu commo.lilies. ihe lialeral currency appears lo possess the ad- vanlage of reckoni.-d in pcrfccl deci- mals, il, in lact, produces friiclinns inal- iimsl cverv business operation. Reckoning UO pence lo doliar, can divide a dolhir inlo :r2 equal palls will onl prndncing a Iraclion: whereas in dividing 10U cents into 8 equal parts we j rodnce a traction, which becomes inlncali: as we descend lo smaller divisions. The consequence is a small loss eilhrr to Ihe purchaser or seller. Ifa yard of chub costs three fourths of a dollar, a foorlh of a yard costs one dime, a ball dime, three cents, and ihrec-loi.rlhs ol a n-nl, and (his is a fair specimen of Ihe convenience of a "perfect decimal currency." If llu: de- miininalions ol numbers could be. sn improv- ed, lhai each denomination should consist of some multiple of eight or sixteen, instead often, all measures of quantities and of val- ues, would soon correspond wilh such ar- raiigonicnl fif numbers. This improve- ment, requiring Ihc general consent of man- kind will probably never be effected; and our only object in noticing the subject, is lo expose a mistake which prevails almost u- nivcrsally in Ibis country, Unit a peifuct de- cimal cnrrrncy is the most Patfiul. 17lll I'YIl. STOIISI.----The unco.union spectacle of a -Snow Storm, was witnessed yesterday. In- die inhabitants of this cily. The snow com- menced filling hi-lwecii 3 and H o'clock in Ihe evening, and continued willunii inter- mission, nniil past 2 o'clock in the afternoon which liuir, the sir-els and houses were covered wilh a Ihick mat. The wind WHS at bnl did nol blow wilh much I'urcc. In (h( afU-riidon, there was ,1 fall of rain, when Ihe snow liejran lo inell ".I sunset, much of il bad ri'.re.l There has not been S'> great a I.ill M.OV, in (his city for many years. Toi sum'1 (imc Iba snow fell very last, and in nnrommon large Hikes. Tin re were several r.llcmpls lo start sleighs, but as far as our ol.scrya- tinn Bxten'Jed, tho msnn'ir iri Trhich t.ii; momi.nl, wl-.c-n ll.c legisla- ture, il Ihey have lime, may lake up the Md.j.-ci. The U.S. liank is now er Inrni'd into a grcnl political nrgaiiisiii.g parlies, and roncerling mean- nrc.slor Ihe of the democratic govtrnmeiil of this .mtry. It is full u lime in look Ihc monster full in (be face If. 1. Cuur. fy Enq. fn Ihc British House of Commons, on (he 13ih December; Lord Allborp, one of Ihe new minitlry, Thank G jil, the timeal which this country conlj be governed bv is past and on Hie same night, Earl Grey, tho Premier' assured Hie House of L.-irds, Xvilh ihn ut- most lriilh, and upon bis honor, thai lie had nol placed one individual in an official >talnin Inn a sincere conviction that Ibr-y vi ere eminently qimlificd for the dis- cliargi; of Ihc dulics which would devolve upon ilitin." "Hin nnxiely was to lill up vnranl in a manner iiiost cal- culaled In promote (he public service, ai Ihc sain- lime prevailing jealousies and ilisi.-.inlciils by the fairness of the appoint- ments." Up anil gentleman going home one nighl, ralher lalii, saw a man on Iho gionnd with anoibercii him, healing him violently. Upon I'MS In: reinonslrated with Ihr upper man, telling him his conduct was unfair, and that he ought to let his oppo- nent goliip and have an equal din lire with liim. The fellow lookr-d ci-nlleinan in ihe face and drily replied. faith, Sir. if yon bad l.ren Ironbletn pet him down as 1 have, you would nol be for let- ting him up so readily." A witness being called into ciuirt lo fcn- lify in a certain cause then pending, on ing asked what knew of the mailer, gave llu: following lucid evidence. lie un- dertakes It> relate n c'insidcialion between liimsell ami the defendant. "Pal! said .said cold said TaiJi il is sail! he__ Ah! said devil, said (whisHing) said that's all ho told me upon the Scnrcihj uf ff'vud in The N. Y. Commercial ol Thursday lasl.slnlcs that the severity of Ihc present "winter bail ren- dered wood so scarce, that more lijilnlliirx n cord have been paid forgrcen hickory, and sixteen dollars for oak, CK- chr.iive ofsawingaml carting. Tliin placet il beyond Ihc reach of many of lite poor, nnd iuiinrtiR'! sufferins is Ihi- ro Tin- Kvining I'ost .very jusllv cciisnr.s Hie liilirii'niis fjshi.ii) of nhicli appears to hn i.n Ihe inrreiisr in Hie cily of :Ncw Yfirfc ind iiinrr: (ban inli'irjlcs lliat llusc "hairy [inlls are not 11 of :i scrnn.l llccd, The skull iliaf llicrr. in Ihr sfpnirhrc.'1 Tin 1 finjr a clrnoV ;i.. in 1. l.i'. lips.- (.1 I'ne Mm in li.is n from miimiug to night. Tho hr.wevc-r, nut crrat at any lin.o, and we wheHip'r il wnuhl have bficn ncticc-d at pll, had. it not been sd. Repository. ;