Watertown Chronicle, July 4, 1849

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Watertown Chronicle (Newspaper) - July 4, 1849, Watertown, Wisconsin WATERTOWN CHRONICLE, VOL. 3. WATERTOWN, NESDAY, JULY 4, 1849. WHOLE NO. 107. WATERTOWN CHRONICLE. rilBLISIIED EVERY V Y MORMXf, A- H'u'crfotr-i, Jiffrr.vin BV J. A. IIADLI2Y. OFFICE OVER DANIELS Jt STOUT. of and Advertising paid nun. alien. 61 .'u Oilwr i I' An .idilitionil will tli irgutl, when tl paper lit delivered bj tin- VHTHT. IMM.. OUR column pcrr vent im- ud.i.-- 6-10 "i Ac ni w "I i' NI.-.. I. utrr c-I.... V.i1. IHM SMAN fc T 1 i! ili iili-r n n I mrttu Tim bellcK of fashion may hoi et of excelling In waltz or wliist or quadrille; Ami suck admiration by ranntinply Lolling Of drawing mid nwisicnl skilly But give me a JUir one ui countrj or city, Whose home ;iad Us iluticn aie learto her heart. Wlio clmi'rfutly warbles sonic ri slical ditty, While plying tlie needle with 'xqnisite art, Tin.- bright little swi'l little The needle directed by beauty and ait. If Invc have n potent, a magical 1'iken. A talisman lOBisllcus and I A cliurni lli.it In never evaded 01 broken, A wiiclicry certain the heart tu liis armory never 1.an furnished .So Keen and iiucrrujg.or polisliod a dart; Lc! beauty (tiled it to pointed and burnished. And oh il i> certain of touchi ig tlie heart. H'j wise: llicn, yc maidens, nor B quiniU' art. A True The following we copy from the York Sun Many years ago I happened to be one of the referees in a case that excited unusual interest in our courts, from the singular na- tnie of I he c I ;ii in, and the strafe story which disclosed. The jilaintifi'ivliL was captain of ;c winch tiadotf principall; with the West Indies, Ind married early with every pros- pect nf hajipincss. Ills w fe was said to have been extremely bcatitilal, and no less luvi-ly in her character. Alitr Jivinjr her in th.j most unintor- ponent'e oratory. He merely opened a book of statutes, and pointing with his thin finger to one of the pages, desired the referees to read it, while he retired for a moment, for the principal witness. We had scarcly finished the section, which fully decided the matter in our minds when Burr re-entered with a tall and elegant feioale leaning on his arm. She waa attired in a simple white dress, with a wreath of ivy leaves encircling her large straw bonnet, and a lace veil completely concealing her countenance. Burr whispered a few words, apparently encouraging her to advance, and thon gracefully raising her veil, discovered to us a face of proud, surpassing beauty. I recollect as well as if it had happened buj, yes'erday. How the nmmier of admiration burst from the lips of all per- sent. Turning to ihe plaintiff, Mr. Burr asked in a cold, quiet, Do you know this lady I do.' Will you swear to that wi.ll; to the best of rny knowledge, and believe she my daughter.' Can you swear to her identity V I can.' What is her age V is 30 years old on the day of April.' When did you last -see At her own house, about weeks since.' When did you see her previous to that meeting The plaintiff long pause en- sued, the question was the answer at length was, 'On ths Hih day of May, 17------.' 'When she was just three weeks old.' added Burr. coiiiinafid IIP, turning to us, I have brought this lady here as an important witness, and such 1 tliinii she is. The plaintiff's counsel pleaded eicvquently in behalf of ttie bereaved A X Act. L i-.-s. i v.i. Ki -i runted for five yean, during which husband, who escaped the sea and returned ii.ue two daughters were'addid lo the family, to find Jus home who he suddenly rtsuli'ed to rest 1110 his occupa- tion which he had relinquii-hed on his tnar- and when h.s younge.1 t child was but nr.i-.i.' nn I in 1'ro'l i I- i'" u.: 11 .1- HI Illl- Mi rv I'- I) It.MHl) I; I :.d ilc-: r-.iil. iV'-. aj.l 1- l.ml A r three tailid one; more for the West Indies. His wife Who waa dsyolpcjly attached to him, sorrowed deeply at his ab- scnc-c, and found her only co nfort in the so- nely of the children and the hopes of his re- turn. Hut month after month passed away and lie came not, nor did any letters, those uiMitlieicnt but welcome lu tlnvr her solitude. Moi t'hs lengthened into yet no tidings we.'e received from her hut-band, andaflei hoping against will picture to you tiie lonely wife bending over her daily toil, devoting her bestyeais to the diudgery or sordid poverty, snpiiorted only by the hope of her husband's return 1 VVho will paint the slow progress of heart- sickening, the wasting anguish uf hope de- ferred and finally, the overwhelming ajrony which came upon her when her last hope wae extinguished, and she was compelled to believe herself indeed a widow 1 Who can depipt all this without awaking in your hearts the warmest sympathy for the dctert- eJ wife and the interest scorn for the msan pitiful wretch, who could thus trample on I..I n 11 tt 1 i nor IT ASK c... s hope the unhappy wife was compelled To be- I the.heart of her whom he had swum to love ,d Ac hove that lie liat] found a "rave beneath a j phenah J e need nut inquire int., his 1 motives for acting so base a parl, whether heartfelt, but j it was love of gait, or licentiousness, or evils of poverty were nmy added to her indifibrencp, it matters not he is too vile a l V K. l.u.oi F.H fit" III 'f i.t MHIH :in i ic i r I' fun (i rit'c I All li t ILLl.V.'S tc I., vil r. is I.? I'n t ir.l wtil (..irin-ii ri-iti'i'iii I in.ii dr. It.-ittii I' I M i M. !iC4l -rtii rf.i' nl y v ill I .u.v mi'- -A lit hi. I F CM Alt'. 1. 1 :it ('...ini.il tti-- i Uc Ljkr. M ir ui f ed ira All! A merchant in New York, in moderate but r.iIin.Mii. j prosperous circumstances, atcidently became with her, and phased with her manners no less th; n her niost ex- treme beauty, he endeavored to improve their acquaintance with friendship. Afier some months he his hand and it was accepted. As the wife of a success- ful merchant, she soon foui d herself in the onjoynicni -of comforts and usuries such as bin; had never possessed, llfr chHdern op- caine his children, and reicived from liim every advantage which weaUh and affection could procure. Fifteen years passed daughters married, and by their stcp-'ather were fur- nished with every pojtifort lequisite in their new avocation as house-kce jcre. But thpy had hardly (jintlcd his roof w.ien their mother was ill. She died afler a few days, and from lh.it time until the period of which I now the widower resided with the young- est daughter. Jtow the slrangeet lart of the story. After an absence of Ihirty ye ire, during which 11 mo. no tidings had arrived ft oai .r I..-.-.1U- (irf .iii.irnii.Ti-! relumed as sudden y as he had ile- j .1. hi Kit. kl r IJ.I ltti-1 vj llurdv .irr T in in_' :S AIKK.N, i'l il.f TIL i.s il. I. e fu. t thing to be judged by such laws as govern men. Lot us ask the who now stands befotc us'with the frank, t'cerle.ss brow of a true-hearted us atk of these has been to her a father.' Turning to the lady, in a tone whose sweetness was in strange contrast with the scornful accents which had just characterized his words, he besought her to relate briefly the recollections of hjer earjy A ehght flush passed her proud and beautiful face as she replied f My fits! recollections are a small, ijl fur- nished apartment, which my sister and my- self shared with my mother. She used to carry out every Saturday evening the work which had occupied her during the week, aod biJng back employment for the following one. {3avin_g that wearisome visit to her employers and her regular attendance at church, she never left the house. She oflen spoke of my father, and of the anticipated return, but at length she ceasud to mention n.l Hiij aj.lr- I.I1 li- I'KK.N'I ITK, II s t .....'.I't fi j It. J.VollJ. U.M'S, tMi i i i .11: ti J. lid- iik. ii" IfiU-iiii'iit ami ]nij.i: nl' nl ..Tin i .11 ni'fi nn. i i HI u! I.. u "I'd i tin ii A 1 B I. r.i .t'lT- li i.l nu-i Aitoj k. t Ithc ec l. 1'r in 1 1 u-- ir i l A.- Ulic-k iin i i v ill ti.n- ami rr- l ii WATKIITUWN HOO l: i l i fill 111 1. 1 .'to id. t I STOUK, l i ct. Hi-. uic l .--iii.i.li- c-i :.tn. ilrjwcr fin all ii.il.it ri- r. u. Jilcmev i''iai C4-ry.auJ tjim-r... A. P. Suntifirn Fx M.ixiii .1 1 llliti. Hi-mi A NV Him J. N. U. ..Jtc-i. with a cV> w ill fruat ttnyirn g eiWew ticrr DANir.l, Jd.NI.S, 1 He had changed ship, adopted another n i u i j ni'.mc, and .spent 1 he whole ol that long period on the ocean, with other t; nsicnt visits on while taking in or dis .-hrging eargops, j been careful never to come nearer than New Oilcans. Why he had acted in this unpardonable manner .o his family, no one could tell, and ho obstinately refused all explanation. Theie were strango rs of elave trad- ing and iiira.'.-y alloat, bill ihey were whispera of conjecture ralher than truth. have beer his motives for this conduct, he was certai ily anything but indilVcrcnt tcj his family concerns when ho rotuired. llu raved like a i ladman when in- formed of his wife's seconj marriage, and fa-iibfrGrjufiit death, vowing vengeance upon his and terrifying his daughteis by tho most Uireats, in Ihey rp- fusi'd to acli.nowledge his -'laifns. lie h'.id relurncd aiid one if the mean rep- tiles of tho law, who are always to be found crawling about the halls ol justice, advised linn ti> bring a suit againfat the second hus- hiju thai ha couU recover diimagcii. The absu dity of institut- ing a claim tor a wife who n death had re- leas-od from the jurisdiction of earthly laws was KO mamfctsl, that it was at length agreed lo by all parties lo leave -tlie matter to be niljuMcd by rive referees, Jl was a bright and beautiful afternopn in ".pring hen we met to hear iais case. The mnligiit strearied through the dusty windows of tlio court-room, and'shed a halo around the long grey locks and broad foiehcad of the defendant, while the plain- harnh featureiii were thrown into still bolder n.-lief, by the same beam which soften- ed tlio placid countenance o' the adversary. Tho plaintiff's lawyer made a most elo- quent appeal for his client, and Jiaij we not been informed about the matter, our hearts would have melted by his touching tte- ticriptinn of the return of a desolate husband, and (he Agony with which he now beheld hiB household goods removed to eansecrate a hearth. The elerabted Aaron Burr was counsel for the defendant, and we anticipated a splendid display of oratory from in Cl an- I j. i-l A Mat villu. UuJcjt- T- >'i i r r K i isuVrr. l ii.ui- l. A l.nnl. rli Ii N. II. i-ici ]iai 1 U. c ollfrrintJ. M Hico in i THE l> -n lc .oc tho lie. that ilicir tiUc-y. acrvr I. itwrii-'i. i-, l llw-j nre u m lio ntel il Wtlctrtown. 26 ItlMl IlKHUANX. THE Mbteribtr rrerivrd Inc. full OCK! winter MMly efBOOK.S. PAl'KR nod STATION ET the larRtti w WMcrtown, tn which in- i of of JtlTerMn imd WM. C. FOUNTAIN, i ion cnr Utiil Df BQ.A. DJl D JDJtEH. though I observed she used to frequently than ever. I then tboug'it wept because we poar, for it some- times happened that our support was only a bit of dry bread and she was accustomed lo by the light of the chips which s-he kindled to warm her famishing children, because she could not purchase a candle without depriv- ing tie of our morning's meal. was our him. Contrary to our expectation, however, Purr mado no attempt to confute op- payerty wlwiJi my mother contracted a second man afid the change 10 us was iike a sudden entrance into Paradise. We found a home and father.' She paused. Would excite my own child against the plaintiff as I.e impatiently waved his hand lor her to be silent. The -eyes of the w-Unc-ss flashed fire as he spoke. You are "not my exclaimed she vehemently, what call you my who basely left your wife to lull and your children beggars Never! never I Behold, there rny pointing-to tjjfi agitated de- fendant, 'there is tlie man who watched over my infancy who was the sharer of my rhildifch sports and guardian of my inex- perienced youth. There is the man who claims my affpcliop and shares my home there is my father. For yonder wretch I know him not. The best years of his iife have been spent in lawless freedom from soci- alities let him seek elscwhpre for the com- panion of iiis decrepitude, nor dare insult! he ashes of my mother by claiming the duties of kindred from her deserted children.' She drpw her y.ejl basj.ijy arcund her as she spoke and .moved as if to withdraw. said Burr, 1 have no more tu say. The words of the law are expressed iti the book before you the words of truth yon have heard from woman's pure lips it IP for you to decide according the requisition of nature and of justice.' 1 need not say that our decision was in favor of the defendant, and the plaintiff went forth followed by ihe contempt of erery honorable person who was present at the trial._________________ A countryman lately went to a fashionable city church, but stopped astonished on the ttepe at hearing an organ and other instru- mental music. The sexton observing his hesitancy beckoned him in. No, said Joseph triumphantly, "yojj don't catch in such a place besides don't dance." SUMMER daintiest and most aristocratic novelty of the season, the New Vork Metropolis, is the white parasol, or summer sun shade, lined with a pink or rose color, and supported, like a delicate flower, upon a smooth stem of ivory. Why are a parcel of idle children like wa- fers 1 Because you have to lick'em to make them stick to their I teutenant Beall, U. S. well. kncwn to the country, having particularly distinguished himself on several occasions, as i bearer of important dispatches in anil froti California, both through the heart Meiieo during thja war, And acmes the prai- rief and Rucky Mountains, forcing his way wit i equal spirit through civilized and sav- age enemies. II was, we believe, in the Gila country, lha; Beall, having encamped his parly and pla :ed it in safety, went out hunting, lie set out ahmo, on a favorate saddle mare, wh ch was g.encraiiy spared tor an occa- slo i. When six miles from the camp, ho hac the good fortune to kill a and he was on the ground the carcass, wlurt, on looking up, ha suiiclonly beheld a. tro ip of mounted Apaches, swho dii-eoy- erfij him, and were dashing toward-: him. had doubtless hearrd the report, nr seen the tfnuke of ruif, so iveic on him for J he was aware but he knew very well thrt to be overtaken by them, a single white man among naked which they call thtir own was certain flealh and according- ly leaving his quarry and mounting in hot has IP, he relied upon the mclilc of his m.trc, which he put to her full speed, to carry him bM k to the camp in safety, A way darted tiie young (irtitnnant, and nn nuhcd the savages, ihundpiing and yelling in lie certain assurance of prey. But, coi fident aa they werCj the fugitive was ijii le as wril eatiefied of disability to escape; altio-'gh their horses were fresher than the tnn -e, and it was prety certain they were mng slightly upon her, and would givo he1 a severe contest bclore reaching ihe cai ip. '.'bus assured of hi? safc-Jy, Uijt not relax? inio uncjer- stt od his fate, and spreading his arms before tin horse's head, ho cried nut in accents of dc pair, "Ob, Mr. Beall, me I'm a hus- ba id and the father of six helijtess chidren Vever was prayer mnre quickly heard or nn iv heroically answered. The lieutenant, th'iujjh riding for his liff, iirmiediateJy etop- pe 1 his marc, dismounted, Hncl giving her to th..- man said, "You shutt be saved. Ride ba :k to t tie camp, and send them out to give nr body decent burial." so they parted the fool man to es- .ea ie, the cfiicer, as he supposed, to be slajti; fui the hill was utterly bare without a single h t mg placn, and he thought uf nothing but soling his life as deaily as possible. For th s pi.rposc he drew his revolver, and seat- ed himself on the waiting for the t-a -agep who in a moment over th s btow of the hill, and then, to the un- sp Mkable oi' I.i'eut, Leiill, dashed hjiia down the decent like madmen not a i on! of them paying the least regard to him not a soul, in f.ict, seeing him. They in realiiy, nothing but the horseman had been pursuing fur the last three n> they knew nothing of a footman anJ perhaps the sitting figure of the lieuten- ant appeared, to eyes only bent on ope aty tr stive as a stone or huge cactus. as abound on those stenie hills. i t alt events, Lieutenant Beall, by what ap- peirod to himsclr almust a direct Providential in erposilion in his lemained wholly ui (iitccirercd and in a moment more the A >aches were uut of sight, still the lurse and rider. Tho latter barely succeeded in e-scaping w th his life, the Indians having overhauled hi n so closely just as ho reached the camp, as to be enabled to millet one or two slight w Minds upon him with buJiets, in perhaps ar- rows. As for Licuntenant Beall, he was not si >vv to take advantage of Ins good fortune ard selecting a round-about course, he suc- in rcachirg Ihp prunp just about the tnoe the poor fellow he had saved, ar.d ffcc ot icr members of the parly, were about ly ng out to obey his last request, and give hi i bodv decent burial. A MODKL SIII-JBIFF. The UteSheriffSnm- m :r was reniai liable for Ins great attention tc matters of etiquette. Nothing could in ike him forget his natural politeness, atxd at times this quality was exhibited when it in (1 a most ludicrous effect. Towards crim- in ils he wns polite, and, on one occasion, when an unfortunate prisoner was tc be executed, the sheriff, with that kind- ntss of heart which was one of his prominent cl arnctertsiies, paid attention to the ci Ipnt which his dreadful situation soenied to require, and when tlie poor fellow wis led ii] on the scaifuld, and the rope had been ad- jiuted, Mr. Summer inquired in tho most fr cndiy manner: D.iics the knot suit you, sir Ves, i don't know but it said the pi isoner. If I could rnaUe it more comfortable to yi u I should be extremely said the sheriff. Will you, do me the great favor w ion you are readv, to drop your cf ief f1 1 hav'nt got any said the pr soner. "Cth 1 excuse me. Will yon oblige me making use of mine for the occasion 7" "The handkerchief was accepted, and tlie bl ick cap was drau n over the doomed man's tic ad. After a short time the handkerchief w .s dropped. Air. Summer cut the cord, ard, as the body dropped down, he raised his ii-ct from his head and. said jvith a most po- litj bow and bland smile, "Good morning, st [Pathfinder. Tun SCHOOL MISTRESS AT HOME. "My df ar a hearted country school m stress to an unusually promising scholar, w lose quarter was about up My dear boy, dies your father design that you should tread th3 intricate and thorny of profes- st ms, ths straight and narrow way of the ip nislry, nr revet amid the flowery fields of !'No, replies the juvenile prodigy, lad says he's poing to set me to work in tr.s tatur patch I" Ha that has a trade, has an office of profit d honor, Ma Ik lug in The following description of the process of sugar making, we take fropi an interest- ing letier o; Wai. C. Bryant, thp N. Y. Eve, Post, DOW in the island of We passed our on a sugar estate at the hospitable mans-ion of a planter from the Untied States about 15 miles from IVla- tanzas. The house stands on an eminence, once embowered in trees, which the hurri- canes hdve levelled, overlooking a val- ley, where palms were scattered in every direction lor the estate had formerly been a cuffee plantation. In the huge buildings containing 'he machinei y and other appara- tus for making sugar, which stood at the foot of the eminence, the power of steam, which had Icen tolling all the week, was now at rest. As the hour of sunset approached, a sijioiio was seen issuing from its chimney, presently p ifls ol' vapor lasuod from the en- gine, its began to bo hoard, and the mi'ii ancj syomen, wore summoned the: work of the week, {Some fed tho (ire under the boilor with coal others were seen itislung to the mill with their arms full of Ihe stalks of the cane, freshly cut, which they took fr.nn a hugo pile nehr the building others ligfiled fires under a row of huge cauldi cms, the long stalks of caac from which tho juice had been crushed by the null. It was a spectacle of activity such at i had not seen in Cuba. 'The smind of the engine was heard all night, for the work of grinding tlje cane, once begun, proceeds day and nig'it, with the fxceptinn of Sundays and some other holi- days. I was eaity next morning at the mill. A current of cane juice was flowing from the mill in a long trunk to a vat in winch U was clarified W'i-h liuic it was then made to pass successively from one cauldron to another as it obtained a thicker consistence by boiling. The with huge l.idlcs turning on piv- swept U from cauldron U> c.uildron, and finally passed it into a trunk, which conveyed it to slullcw tranks in another apartment, where it cooled into sugar. From these an- qfher set of woikmcn scooped it up in moist masses, ca-rjed it in bupkels up a low flight ot stairs, rnd potired it into rows of hogs- heads pierced with holes at the bottom. These are placed over a targe tank into which the moisture dripping from the hogsheads is collected a id foriiis uiclasseo. 'This is the method of making tho sugar called Mupoovado. It is a few days, und then tie railways take it. to Malanzas or to Havana. We visited afterwards a plan- tation in tl e neighborhood, in which clayed fiigar is Uur host furnished us with horses to make the excurs'oi and we took a winding road, over hill and valley, by planta- tions and forests, till we stopped at the gate of an cxtersive pasture ground. An old ne- gro, whose hut was at hand, opened it for us; and low as we passed. A ride of halt' a mile further brought us in sight of the cane fields of the plantation called Saratoga, belonging to tlie house of Drake Co., ol Havana, ard roputed one of Ihe (ioest of the island. It had a different aspect froin any plantation we had seen. Truis and there were none, but the canes, except where they had been neuly cropped for the mill, clothed the slopes and hollows wiili thcii light green blades, like prairie herbitgc. 'We were kindly received by the admin- istrator of the estate, an intelligennl Biscay- an, who showed us the whole process of ma- king clayed sugar. It does not differ from that pf n acting the Moscflyado, go far as concerns the grinding and boiling. When, however, the sugar is nearly cool, it is pour- ed into iron vessels of conical shape, with the p. lint downwards, at which is an opening. The top eJ' the sugar is then covered with a sqrt of biadi, thick mud, which they call clay, and which is several limes renewed as it be- comes dry. The moisture from the clay passes through the sugar, carrying with it the cruder portions which form ujolasses. In a few days the drainage is complete. 63'v the work people of the Saratoga estate preparing for tiie market "the sugar thus cleansed, if we may apply 1he word to such a process. With a rude iron blade Ihey cleft the large loaf of sugar just taken the mould into three parts, called first, sec- ond and hird quality, according to their whiteness Tiiesc arc dn-ed in Iho sun on separate platforms of wood with a raised edge the worneii standing and walking in the fragrm-nts with their bare dirty feet, and beating them smaller with wooden mallets and clubs. The sugar of the first quality is then scraped up and put into boxes that of the second and third being moister, is han- dled a third and carried into the drying- room, where it is exposed to the heat of a stove, and when sufficiently dry is broken up for inarket like the other. The sight of these processes was not of a nature to make one think with much satisfac- tion of clayed sugar as an ingredient of food, but the inhabitants of the island are superior to such piejudices, and U-SR it with as little scrupls as they who do not know in what manner it is made.' The West brook Plienomenoii. A gentleman of this town, who has visited the scene of the late sinking uf land at Weal- brook, gives us the following iii relation lo it The sinking took place be- tween 4 and 5 o'clock on Tuesday afternoon the 5th tnst. Our informant visited it on the Qlh, when it waa estimated there were some 4000 persona on the spot, from the region r.otind rbout. The shott account we have stated thai some eight acres had sunk down and given place to a lake of water, rnd that the channel of the Stroud- walnr river had boon changed in consequence. The actual quanlity of 'and l-jst is estiinaled by gooc judges to be some forty and the rtvcr mentioned is simply a little brook, nfrus'D which our frit-riij without difii- cully in several Thcr3 nre missing some twenty acres of woodland, and ab.mt tho same quantity of pasture land. Over this whole extent" the natural soil has entirely disappeared, Bnd in its pirti-H iri a plastic blue cUy, The woodta id wits eovcied with a heavy growth of timber, trie whole of which uunli below its original level some thirty feet, leaving perpendicular wails of three sides, and gradu- ally eloping on the other fide. The trees on a portion of the land have disappeared en- tirely, and on another portion they are thrown about .n great sunk half cr two Ih'rda their length in the earth, yet re- maining upright, some partly tipped over, some and others tops b.'inir under the surface and the routs atandirg up in the air. One lnrjro and valuable elm tree, which had been told by contract for timber has en- tirely disappeared, nut a vestige of it remain- ing. The clay is firm and dry on snme parti, but in 'Mhers so moist thcit il yields readily to the a msjn standing upon it will by the weight of his hody, gradually sink into it, A ten foot pole has been run down its whole length into this clay, and it appears to be of the same consistence the wholu depth. When jumped upon it has a tretnu lout? or shaking motion, as if it rested on water or a semifluid mass bulow. The pre- sent irfaee is nearly n level plain. Tiie or before men- tioned, formerly passed over the sidu whic'i has th.is sunk, but now passes by the siJ.3 which slopes into the cavity whore some- what olnvated by ihe sinking of the mass and thus a new direction was given to strtam. It was altogether a remarkable circumstance, and we trust that il will be investigated by scientific men. [SVorcestcr (Mass.) Spy. A Pair of Arabian A rare specimen of foreign stock was ex- hibited at Washington a few days since to a patrof Arabian calves brought to this country by Lieutenant Lynch, from near the distant shores oi the IJead Sea, which are about eighteen months old. They are of tt'hat u known as the Khaisis breed, arid were con- Tan DiFfKKKNCiK. A gentleman from Bos- ton chanced to find himself among a lillle party pf young ladies away down east, last summer, and while in the enjoyment of some innocent social play, he carelessly placed his arm about the slender waist of as pretty a damsel as Maine can boast of, when she started, and exclaimed "Be done, sir Don't insult me The gentleman instanily apologised for the seeming and assured tho half-of- fended fair that he did not intend to in- sult her. she replied, archly. "Well, if you didn't you nutty do so again" she added, to tha no small amusement of the company. ___ Miwo YOUR BUSISJKSS. Tt ie common ad- vice, but not less judicious. Who has not follies cno igh to answer for, without prying into his neighbor's affairs Is there a man living who Kas not been imprudent at least once in hh life 1 What if that imprudent step were whispered to the world Would it be just J Then seek not to uncover the concealed 'act. Mind your own affairs, and iook into your own heart, and if you have not crimes and follies enough to answer for, here's oqr head for a football, Soap with which a man was washed overboard. Part of 1 he tail of the striped pig1. The Ioa1' from which the of com- fort" fall. The handle of gourd, remarkably line specimens in Damas- cus, where they were purchased. Lieut. L. iiiade v present of the cattle to the tUtc Virginia; the Legislature subsequently trans- ferred them to the governor, to dispose uf Jhcm to the farmer within The bounds of ConiRJonwaallh, whom ho should consider most competent to secure the propagation of the breed. Col. James Cattleman, of Clark county, was the lucky man, and he was on his way with them to his plantation in Clark couuU. The animals were exhibited to tho President, and on th@ occasion were beauti- fully decorated with ribbons and flowers, and Gen.Taylor, say Jetter writers, expressed himself highly delighted with them, and said he had seen no cattle in the whole western country to compare with them. Col.Castlo- man puts a high value on the animals, anj says not be purchased for As Colonel is one of the most extensive cattte raisers in the Old Dominion, we may expect soon to see the Khaisis breed profit- ably rnd permanently introduced into tho United States. A Washington correspon- dent the following further decctiptioii of Arabian calves The Khaisis arc, repeotivoly, eighteen and sixtee i months old, and weigh, the bull 950 and the heifer 650. The bull -t feet 10 inches high, and 10 feet 4 inches in length, from the nose to the end of the tail hejfer of a proportionate size. They nre 1tic most beautiful animals of the cattua kind we have ever seen. Their limbs are as delicate as those of a gazelle, yet strong and well set as those of a race horse. Their heads have some of the elegance of of a 4rer thsir fact broad and flat, yet deli- cate their tails, thick and flat at tlie inser- tion, taper down to the thinness of a whip lash, ending in a long tuft of silky hair. They are of a deep chining bay color, and their horns, which are just sprouting, ara black r.s those of a buffalo. When full grown, they are said to yield three half iuisiuls of milk a day.__________________ WOLF KILLBD BY A YOUNG fall some time, a prairie wolf, which had ac- quired sufficient notoriety in tho neighbor- hood] t orthwest from Pans and not very far from the town, by his bold and daring dep- redations upon the Iambs, pigs, Stc., of tha neighbors, to cause a reward of five dollars to be offered for his scalp one day camo near the residence of Mr. in broad day- light to take his lunch, and not choosing to retreat when attacked by Mr. Q.'sdog, they got injo a severe fight. Miss Jane, hearing the fuse, picked up an axe and ran to tho scene of action. With a degree of firmness possessed by but few of her sex, ahe at onco engaged in the melee and despatched tha wolf with the axe. We understand the pre- mium offered by the county, aa well as that offered by the neighbors, was paid to Miss J. (111.) Beacon. Martin1' is the name of a new town late- ly laid out on Ihe Fox river, near the Law- rence Institute, in this county, and iaso cal- led, in honor of Hon. M. L. Martin. Wo understand that the town is one of the most destratle points on the river, and will receive a rapid growth. The proprietors are Liberal and enterprising men, and that, in all expe- rience, has proved to be the greatest stimu- lus to advancement of a oew As a, novel feature, we notice thitf 40 ex- tensivo depnsite ofhydraulicceoMBt opened at Martin. This ii much needed, and will form a export. Bay Adv. If twelve dozen make one grots, how man will grocer f ;