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VOLUME VIII NUMBER 90.
SALISBURY, N. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMER 18. 1851.
" Al 1 he requHst of ihe CnhiiimnrJani of the
CasJle, the prisoners wtp aked if they had
the benefit of medical attendance since their
hi to Ihil Haee on the 27tlw t conijueirie-ni. 1 ney replied that thoy had.
1 - I IT t III L
! ! ,eTed blotter lot lie Captain Genk "y were also asked if they had :been provi
JaJ-ii- j . Heil with two mpula n on .,t,tU !.i
"i1? i..iioVli.niihtheaniiMLMliem. I liad bread and coffee fr breakfast 7 Some
.!, Hi realilv accordediin a ie- I lhalthey had ; but others replied thaMhey
... m i in
V bit o f . , j r .,k 1
havin'' i ,,)t ' time Jeu trans-
id? Ci?il "ie ; f ,jm'1' anu " 1 mr ac
hainz been made to W.etr n4Jmer.
. ..... .ml.ini of ihei(La9tIe inloiitned tne t
XlJl , . ' "i . ir. .. I Klutfrl I lint lit a ..I tiara r,.wl .... :l..ir .
fiuh nitmler 01 piisonns wMiinjr sr- ; " wnu urcu jnunueu ior ac-
coiuing 10 ine oruer.
had noi eolle. he commandant imrnpdiateLy
inquired the reason of his subordinate, w ho sia
led Jhal those who had been confined there on
the previous evening caTne too; late to be pro
vid.'d for on that morning, but that they would
have their allowance of coffee at dinner.' He
1 uhoill ar)"w wiinv r innijr-u;- nrir
as we learn: irom memstriv-es.
Til ' I .1 .
j,rr present throughout trie inter
ejnoiher jjeitileman, who was itnduc.
f,i.i)ptor il Prison, came in during i's
uJCf)ari(l remained until its cloe. The
I L .1 1. i I U Xf r 1 I t til 1
i iUrn, ahd hid lfir hair cl lely cut.
Wf.e CUIIIMieO III H Uinifu jam-ij,
icce wai had thrjjb two grated doors
lffo.ift being etnifly of iron. In the
nie room bet weeiulhege two doors lay
vntftili worn by the prisoners at the time
L our .'entrance thos Americans were or-
io gjraiice tofhe Ifpnt, and all loreign.
,re jent to tire othe ud of the cell. I n
being made lor thejkiicer?, the following
14K A. 'KklLy, of New Orleans, former-
Lfiixd tion ; Uoii-UY M. GkIdkk. of New
u, a native f Kentii ky, a lieutenant in
tie; i'-ucr, yi , aisuii ueu-
pother officer of inb eipedi'.ion present
uell. They were. Informed that I find
lJ permi .iri to visit them, and that my
ai to oMatfj'from Ihem any information
tiiijjlil choose- to gi vej which would be for
Jloihe Lioyerninenliyt Hie U nitr-d tsfttes,
ihips mijjbt be the means of deterring
I uf our countrymen from placing them
in the iaimi d,plnale. situation. They
old distinctly thai they were in the pow
pt Spanish (Joverniiienl, and that nothing
lie dope lor them as Americans, inasmuch
rVi(lei)l' )rocUiriation had derlarejd
y perions joining att invatfjng force would
j I'urfeil the protecijio'n df the (Jovernment
L nrfed State i. T'hi waw said to prevent
jf,rminj any fvlse hopes from my visit,
tie infortnutioni obtaiiicd was niven in the
fe ol the entire1 fiaily by the aforesaid
, and being uncontradicted by any of
mijf be regarded aji the testimony of the
iey Mated that, the expedition saiJed from
gleans in the steauter'I'ampero.' J'hey
n."it sure of the exact number cortui isinjj
I thought it was -17; that it certainly did
imuiit to five hu;tidrfd. Helore la.tiding in
1 hey anchored nep Key West,! where
Imnined oeveral uirs, and were viiiied
ie citizen of thatlulace. Theyj landed
. i i about IwoochfC of the morintng of
I t:h August. The if first light loolk place
!13 h. l'rorn thiU 1 period .they had lost
wliecli'.ti of d;ites : They had live en
pnti, but could nolell hw many ol their
If bad been killed They were armed
I 1 . s . ...
mjemneu cntHkell; had no rifle's ; but
udiviifuals had revolvers, and knives.
tyughi with theni.feo.UOO carlridges.
'dmaiijf more alif landing. They had
'lilm. " Soon aft?r, landing they louud
iJ been deceived.Jftnd became ansious'to
ibmne. They had beeil inlormed bel'or.e
? 'ht fourteen Iowjis were in possessimi
rutridts, (to usejheir own1anguage.)
i th whole' island was in slate of lev
jo. They .suppose hat the fifty men cap
ith Col. Ci itteutjen- were endeavoring
MiLeir escape, ('hey so infer, from the
fiithey were all dipirited fiy theiiecep
f ry met with, afiddigusted. as lhiy said
"It may be proper to add that the prisoners
appeared to be in gooI health, and by no means
so much reduced as their exposure and hard,
ships would seem to warrant. They even ap
peared to be cheerful, which may have been
the effect of their relief from a condition of far
greater anxiety, and suffering, experienced du
ring their wanderings upon the Island.
" I should have stated jhal my first lieuten
ant, Mr. Taylor, was with me during this in
terview. "The wliole. numble of prisoners, including
those-not yet brought to Havana, is officially
slated to he about one hundred and thirty.
" I have just learned 4hat Lopez, who was
captured- on Friday last, (August 29.) was
brought in last night, and publicly garoted at
seven o'clock this morning."
ter states that the America heal a schoo
tier of 130 tons, with all sails set, "most
shamefully." and she could probahly, beat
all the schooners and cutters of England.
Thfe correspondent of the Times, describ
ing the proceedings at Hyde on Friday
lassays that the event of the day was
the appearance of "the Yankee." She
didjiiot show any superiority till she was
oil Kyde pier, " when she seemed as if she j
hatj put'a screw into her stern, hoisted j
heij fore and aft foresail, and hegan to fly j
through the water. She passed schooners '
and cutters just as a Derby winner pas
ses ine rucK,- and as
Uavvling, and were witnessed by anumoer of
gentlemen who had been invited to be present.
Several barrels of shavings and chips, saturated
with turpentine, and hilly ignited, were easily
extinguished by the gas thrown from it into the
A further experiment was made yesterday af-
ternoon by Messrs. Shoemaker and Peters, in j fought in Mexico, may give you some idea
THE YOUNG SUCKEK VOLUN
TEERS IN MEXICO.
A writer in a Canadian pftper, describ- j take it at
From tEe Cincinnati Enquire r J
AN AUCTION SCENE.
Strolling through our city, we chanced into
1 an auctlou-room to see what bargains could
j make. The auctioner was upon the stand with
a piece of calico.
' Eight cents a yard ! who says ten ln
I'll gire you ten," says an old lady.
"Going at ten! Going! gone! Yourt,
madam; walk in and settle."
" I didn't bid on it," exclaimed the old lady,
; " We'll thank persons not to bid if they don't
want an article," said the auctioner. 4 Going,
! then, at eight ! Who says more than eight!"
j " Nine cents," said an old gentleman oppo.
; "Nine! nine! who says ten? Going at
nin ! going ! gone ! Yours, sir. Cash
ing the peculiarities of the young men in
Illinois, tells the following s:ory :
'Pin . ..it V O 1. . ir 1 .
uc vay nr. xuuu oucspr v oiunieers
ed, slid with the speed of an arrow out
towards the iMab, standing upright as a
- a -
an open lot adjoining the Vulcan; Iron Works ol their characteristics. He was there
of Messrs. Murray and Hazlehurst, in presence J perfectly desperate in a fight. One of the
of a number of gentlemen anxious to test the j office r related to me a liule scene which
utility and efficiency of this importiant invention, j occurred at Buena Vista u hen the whole
A tar barrel, thoroughly saturated, and filled j brunt of the Mexican advance was borne
with shavings, and dry hoards ; split up, the hv ar. u0imun, 1. 1
Ueroy Winner pas- I whole well soaked with turpentine, was set up .u'u " ' r, " , 1 I
tht hrpp7 f,ocuan 1 1 r 1 cc j . ,nougn tney would be annihi ated by su-
int Dreeze Iteshen , on end on an iron frame to admit of free draught ! r.,k 1 i 1
" I didn't bid." said the gentleman. 44 1 ddnt
want it ; I wouldn't give you five cents for lb
Auctioneer, getting mad: 41 If any one bids
again. ihy will hive to take the article or get
into trouble. 1 browing down angrily the piece
ot calico. Give me something else. Ah!
gentlemen, here is a fine piece of diaper.
What can 1 get for this? What do I heart
anything you please !"
11 i start it at live.
ramrod under her canvass, whiln th viole nee some eiifht or ten feet above the edoe
schooners were staggering under every
stitch they could set, and the cutters were
heeling over under gaff topsails and bal-
of the barrel. At a time when the combustion
was most intense, and the heat had fairly taken
hold of the boards and the sides of the barrel,
the instrument was put in operation, and a
The America went about " in splendid ' , m , aseo(,s n,,,d' wr'" n wa9 ant-
style, spinning round like a top. and came ! !fhRe,,;;ra,ted' dirTd- T" e
h.u'i;.-wr ....toT. i 1 n -t 1 I he effect was astonishing. A though proba
bowling away towards Cowes as last if u a- .u ,i:. " r .:
i: , r , .1 . , 1 uiiun luc. u i v t ii i a 11 "tr 111 an iiupncai ion
il not faster, than ever. As ii to let our 1 m r .u
best craft see she did not care about them gas evolved by the instrument was actually dis
she went up to each in succession, ran. to ' charged upon the flame, the whole was extin
leeward of every one of them as she could j guished in twenty five seconds, and nothing re
and shot before them in succession com- i mainedbut the reeking barrel and its black.
ing to anchor off Hyde at least two miles
win ..rni.i, nnu i"iiiit-u : 111 an uiMaili ut- cull- 1 i a 1 1
tents were enveloped in flame which rose with I , h'S nfle lnt'!y, d drop-
; j-u n nirAicaii. oei up tlie pi lis : anil
I the whole regiment took up the word
I and at every fire would shout "Set up
Havana, August 27, 1851.
Sir: I have received the letter whioh vmi
addressed to me this day, soliciting my perrnis
sion In hold an interview with the prisoners
who have beenbrought to this port, and who
formed apart of the invading expedition which
attacked this Island. I inform you in reply",
that I order the Commander of her Majesty's
frigate " Esperanza," on hoard of which the
prisoners are, to admit you ill any hour at which
ou riiay present yourself, to hold the desired
interview, with permission to remain with the
prisoners o long as you may find it convenient.
AndTravail myself of this occasion to assure
you of the esteem which .your noble conduct
and frank and honorable, character entitle you
to from me.
I am, therefoie, with all respect,
your obedient servant, dec.
JOSE D E LA CON C II A
Charles T. I'patt, Eq.,
Commanding U. S. sloop. of-war Albany,
and sen for officer of the naval forces of
xi the U. S. in this port.
charred find moistened contents. Not a spaik
was to be seen, yet the power of the instrument
was not exhausted until some time after il had
accomplished its work.
the pins. 1 he officer said thev fotieht
like demons, and with as much drollery
and fun, as if on a spree. At another
time, when a charge was ordered, one of
the officers could not think of the word,
and he shouted " let her rip P wjien the
whole line burst out with the yell, let
'er rip P and dashed in among ihe Mexi
cans, laughing and shouting the new bat
" Twelve and a half," says a
teen." cries an old lady. ' Fourt
cried several voice.
" Fifteen I am offered ! fifteen ! done at
fifieen ! cant dwell going ! g o i-n-g !
gonk ! Yours, sir. Step up, whoever bid." -No
one came up all eyes staring in various
I parts ol the room.
i " (ione then, at fouiteen ! Voi
ours sir, walk
AMERICAN TRIUMPHIS ON THE
The American yacht America which
went, over from New York to England,
ha3 proved fleeter than the fleetest vessel
on that side. The following letter on the
subject, under date of London, 19th Atr
gust, vvbich we copy from the Philadelphia
American, will be head with interest :
England has enjoyed a world. -wide
fame foe her fine squadron of yachts, which
the noblemen and gentlemen belonging to
the different Yacht Clubs have taken a
pride in exhibiting ay home and abroad.
These gentlemen are now enjoyin0them
selves at their clubs at the Isle of Wight,
where their annual regattas corae off.
The last great race of the yatching world
will take place on Friday, the 22d, and it
is open to the clubs of all nations. No
less than seventeen of the finest yachts
afloat will contend for the prize, a. cup of
the value of one hundred pounds. )
The American yacht America. Commo
dore J. C. Stevens, has entered as a corn-
p 'lies and deceit ion' practised towards ; Pallor.. Ihe appearance of this beauti-
i iui cratt on oowes nas causeu an extra-
"Country peonlelirenerallv fled at their
f-a.anu none i. dried them. Worn
eratnl latigueilhe m
ordinary sensation in the-Yacht Clubs, for
em. Vorn out sne nas maue i wo or ujree suori inai iripss
uejhe men composing this with a few of the English yachts, and has
'fv away their Irnis a week or ten days j in every instance ran away from them
!y they could fcot distinctly reiiiemher lall I. Last week a few gentlemen were
inv nan nol'nt h lime iHtin or1 I.. . L I 1. .1 . 1.,
. -. . - .....v., . v. vr. . rpn v I fi s n.r 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 rr-1 1 -s ur i iiiuxnuua ( '
as Would give ihem- I ,riJ.inu, kr hut inn thpi- Kv witnessefl
0 - - .
her speed. tJaey have not Xccepted Mr.
Stevens' challenge to the Yacht Squadron
of the Kingdom, on the plea that Mr. Ste
vens proposes to start with "at feast a
knot breeze" and requests permission to
"boom out," which is against the rules of
' Wn they tlev away their la rms, Uoyal Yacht Club. Mr. Stevens of-
much of uli;ihey brought had; been ! fered to run his yacht against anyyacht,
hikI fnr fnv stake tin to ten thousand
? mu,ket, thotfah au'ntlicer, ant) that pourfds. 1 believe up to this date the chal-
lenge nas noi oeen accepieu. mi-nunmc
the deepest interest is manifested in the
grand Regatta of Friday. Several Ameri
cans, who badrntended to depart for home
to-morrow, will remain expressly to wit
ness this race, for it is not yachtagainst
yacht, but America against the world. In
i 'uuen ina.,ation towards Gen. Lo l"c - ,
l'-Mf. Sic,,r: atiS many of ihem na,P,o Press takes up this subject in an earnest
ahead of any ol the crafts she had been
running against." Having landed Mr.
Stejvens, she afterwards sailed for Cowes,
"and bowled away like a sea gull, leav.
ing all the boatmen and yachtmen with a
deep sense that she was a tartar.' " The
Tirjnes entreats the English shipwrights
to jay aside the delusion that they are
the; best builders in the world, and to take
a hint " even from an enemy, and follow
thej models of the Yankees, instead of per
sisting in their present shape and mould
of bow, beam, quarter, and run." The
Tirnes states that the anxiety ' respecting
the result of the great race of the 22d, is
deep and earnest, and that the course
round the Isle of Wight is notoriously
most unfair to strangers ; and, indeed, is
not a good race-ground to any one, inas
much as the current and tides render lo
ca .knowledge of more value than swift
sailing and nautical skill.
The advices by the steamer A?nerica
to 24th August, state that the challenge of
the American yacht to sail against all the
Erjglish, was not accepted ; and that at
the) regatta which came off on the 22nd
thi " America" was triumphant over all
THE FIRE ANNIHILATOR.
We copy from the Baltimore Sun the follow
ing interesting information in relation lo Phil
lip's Annihilator. We are gratified to learn
that a company has been formed in this coun
try with the right to fabricate and vend these
Phillip's Fire Annihilator Formation
of a Company- Trial of the Apparatus. The
National Intelligencer confirms the statement
that some citizens of the United Stales of high
standing having, after negotiations during the
summer, obtained from the patentees in Eng
land the right of fabricating and vending Phil
lip's celebrated fire annihilator, they have in
conjunction with other respectable gentlemen
at Washington, formed an association for carry,
ing? inlo; effect, in the most vigorous and exten
sive manner, their laudable and interesting ob
jecf. The Intelligencer addsr:
" The members of the company have been
in conference in Washington city several days
past, and the result of their meeting, we under
stand, has been the appointment of the Hon.
Elisha Whittlesey as President of the. Compa- ! their motto, whether in business or plea- j
nyjand P. T. Barnum, Esq, of world wide ce- sure. This indomitable, never-ceasing j
lellrity, as Genera! Manager and Secretary. I energy is the secret of their success, and !
Ihe company have already entered on ineas- although it is sometimes carried to a lu
THE METHODIST BOOK CONCERN
We are requested by Mr. Early, in or
der to prevent misunderstanding, to say
tha' the agents of the Northern and South
ern Churches agreed to employ, and did
employ, the same reporter in this case
(Mr. Sutton was the gentleman engaged.)
They agreed also to use the same set of
plates with their respective imprints for
the North and South. The vvork is com
pletedi and may he found at the Methodist
Book Concern, 1G7 Main street, Richmond,
where any man can have it bound in
muslin for 80 cents, or in paper for 50
cents. It is a work of deep interest to all
Southern men, and especially to all law
yers, Northern or Southern. It forms, in
deed, a part, and a most important part,
ol the history of the mes.-Ilichmond
GO AHEAD! ;
John B. Crockett, the son of Davy
Crockett, the editor of the St. Louis In
telligencer, is now travelling in the Eas
tern States. His letters to his paper are
unusually interesting. We cut the fol
lowing description of the gojaheadative
ncss' of the Yankees, from his last letter:
The Yankees are emphatically a 4 fast'
people. Whatever they engage in, they
do it with a rush.' If it be :a matter of
business, and a dollar sparkles in the dis
tance, they go at it as if life and death
depended on the issue. It they are en
gaged simply in sight seeing, they appear
always resolved to have the first sight ;
or if a meal is to be eaten, they are sure
to gel seats at the first table. When a
boat is about to start, they are the first
aboard, and when it lands, they are inva
ribly 'the fjrst ashore. Not content with
travelling thirty miles an hour over a rail
road, they jump off carpet-bag in hand, at
the end of the trip, before the cars stop.
'Go ahead, at the top of your speed,' is
ff Curious. On last Friday, while
some workmen were engaged in prepar
ing the rock for the underpinning of Mrs.
Love's Hotel, Mr. Davis broke open a
rock, that had all the external appearan
ces of being perfectly solid, when out flew
a beautifull varigated Butterfly, and flew : foced man.
Bui the bidder could not be made to walk
"Thirteen, then, madam ; you can bare it
at your bid."
" 1 didn't bid. What do you think I want-of
that article ?'' said the old lady, indignantly.
" Here, I'll take it at thirteen," exclaimed a
voice at ihe other end of he room. All eyes
were turned in that direction, but no claimant
W ho says they'll take it at thirteen ?,
" I do, said an old fat-faced farmer.
" Well, sir, walk up and lake it."
" I'm afraid ii's stolen goods ?" says the fat-
away as n mbly as if its tinny wings had
never been confined in its rock cell. We,
examined the rock after the butterfly had
fled, and found a small cavity in the cen
tre of ihe rock sufficiently large for its re
pose but all around was solid stone.
We have often read of toads being cut
out of large trees, and serpents being
found imbedded in stones, but this is the
first instance we recollect, of this beauti
ful and ephemeral summer bird being
found in such close quarters. This will
be food for the curious and skilled to di
gest. Troy (Ala.) Palladium.
Hie. auciionT, now qui'e mad, sprang down.
and was about collaring the old man, when &
persmi right behind him, cried:
" Don't strike him ! Il was me that said
you stole them !"
The auctioner turned round, when a big dog,
apparently right at his heels, snuffed and bark
ed most furiously. With a sudden spring upon
his counter, he ordered the crowd lo leave.
An acquaintance at our elbow, no longer able
to contain himself, burst into a loud laugh, as
a genteel little man passed out al the door,
whom ho told us was Blitz, the ventriloquist.
AN IRISH SALUTE.
Tltrn Iriwlimon wo m loft in oliorfrn n(
1UUU1C 1 AlkUAb. shjp whje jts oiricers wrnt ashore, and
The present number closes our connex- strictly enjoined not to make or permit
ion with the Lincoln Courier; and we any noise on board; but a jug of "ould
are not prepared to say whether or not Irish," one of them had, and the opportun
the paper will be continued under other , ity for "a bit of a spree." was too great a
auspices. We have experienced much j temptation for them to resist. They in
pleasure in our intercourse with the citi- j dulged freely, and as many of our public
sens of old Lincoln, and they shall ever I men have been known to do, soon drank
be remembered for the kindness they have !
extended us. We shall change our loca- I
tion in a short time, and from the town of J
Yorkville, still trust to keep up a com- j
munication with the Old North State.
This change has not been of our own seek
ing, nor is it a matter of necesMty ; but
our interests demand the sacrifice ol some
comforts and friendships. We extend to
our brethren of the North Carolina press
our thanks for their kindness and trust
our acquaintance will still be kept up.
To such as will comply with the request,
we would ask them to direct their papers
to the "Remedy" Yorkville, S. C.
We shall fill out the time of subscrip
tion with our York paper to all who-have
paid us in ad vance ; while the accounts
of those indebted are made out, and a set
tlement required by cash or note, at once.
I:f ' f life to such
. ... i ... i
UP. nut their interitioii wats lo throw, them
u(i ihe Spanish Government. jThey
lC"inein all togijher. but in small par
;w I at d.fcVrein tiuies. They had subsist
'fy upon ftuit, nd ihe last meait that
u,tein had eateti was a poition ofj their
oorse. Ihevfe wns no ack of hoi.
',aeyrain. . Lieht. GiiJer stated that he
mu,krt, thoifyh an mtlicer, ancj that
' tW'Miy.eigh, roipdi of cartridges in his
he threw itMiivay. !
Kelly state j iliat ihe F.ditnr P ih
Pn ta. .MrJisigur, was instrumeu
lftxV b. . 1. . .. l.M.
n ti.iu join, me cioeuuiou.
fPJSfd tiimi.nr. ...... II ....i.
II " J UJIVMI IIItT OUU
. Ll .1
, rcasono believe that he per
thin ' .... . .r . . "
I ' "J aisn. Ihe whole parly
"flillitir-K i.,,1., i ' t
aild manv of them nni
''ou'd I ll Uni- m h m nr ml ha.vR their sDeciftl corres-
ict, was taken nriit...r u ru f ;..v,
PlJiU.i.... .- .. '! . ' " J w' J"J
k '. ran mrp igh the crowd.
"MUted ,hut Lopez w
:.Vm - lva' Ud thirteenth.,
Ma;,nty. of Ten, e sec, Wan-
l . -1 .
" ljro to rpiiin. t.t'... t . 1 1 .i . ! .,i0,t. o tUo Tulo rf Wicrht to renort
iijinir. ui oemg IOIU tnai I'wuuc-ino fn. mi- oi. -o---
li)PT ..... . i M . "... I " i. . .1 ...:.U . . 1, 1 o ani
everything connecteu wuu u
The Derby or Oaks never .Attracted
more attention or caused greater excite-
mnnl t t-i u n t Vi tx ftirl Kl pfvrnincrpfratta'. One
pez was chief of the
seman was second in
uvja-, i fl
t(jig lo th
eir best belief he
U, r ,n,"'. Col. Crittenden
illh-l ?j .iun UUI III" IUU
,tt 'Mtliro i . M - .n.x
Wtr,.r .'V l4,J''in named l'ra-
oUuh a,;vil,,l'tf't General, was mor.
' mm... . L
'trl, . uUfn-1 W,at impeifecl
ures for the fabrication of annihilalors as fasti
as possible, vunlil they shall be commensurated
with the demands of the country, and that we
presume will be every house throughout the ,
land worth paving from, the flames. j
44 The mode of charging it. is as follows : The j
outer case, which has a double bottom, is filled
with a certain quantity of water, and two cyl- j
inders, each opening at the top and bottom and j
thej sides pierced with holes, are placed in the. j
inside of the outer case or vessel. In the in- !
side cylinder is placed a block of composition,
greatly resembling in appearance, taste and
smell, gunpowder ; though of course, not pos
sessing its detonating properties. In the cen
tre of this block is an orifice, in which is placed
a vial containing two or three kinds of acids.
A small orifice, which communicates between
the; interior of the machine and copartment
under false bottom, in which the water is con
taihed, is stopped up with soap or beeswax, and
the' top having been placed on, the Annihilator
is ready for operation. The mode of putting
it in operation is by a small iron rod which pass
es Mown through the top and rests on the vial.
Pressing this down at once breaks the vial, dis
chirges the acids a;.d the combustion of the
blosck of composition immediately takes place.
Art intense heat is at once produced, steam is
almost instantly geneiated from the water in
the bottom of the vessel, and ihia steam pass
ing through and opening the orifice which hud
been closed with soap or beeswax, mingles
with the gas in the interior, and both are dis
charged together with tremendous force and
dicrous extent, yet, upon the Iwhole, it is
a valuable trait. Since I left home, 1
have often been reminded of ; an illustra
tion ol the desire to hurry through the
world, which I heard Irom one of our own
citizens a short time since. He said that
if a big mortar could be constructed which
would throw an immense bomshell, con
taining fifteen passengers, from St. Louis
to Boston, in five minutes, with an abso
lute certainty that fourteen out of the fif
teen would be killed by the explosion, he
From the Sin Francisco I It-raid, Aug. 1.
SHOWER OF FLLSH AT BEMCIA.CAL
1FOUNIA. On Saturday, the 20' h ult., a shower of meat
fell at the army station near Benicia. It was
first observed hy Maj. Allen, who was struck
by one of the falling pieces. The shoiver last
ed two or three minutes. The pieces wa
from ihe size of a pigeon's egg up lo that of an
orange the heaviest perhaps weighing three
ounces. No biids were visihle in the air at ihe
lime. Specimens of this meat, which i appa
rently beef, were preserved by Maj. Allen and
the Surgeon of the pot. A piece that was ex.
amined three hours alter it fell, showed a por
tion of a small hlood vessel, some of the t-heatb
of a muscle, and muscular fibre. It was slight
The tzround on which the shower h
themselves into a very patriotic spirit
when one says to the other,
" Be jabers an let's fire a salute."
"Agreed," says the other, "but that
wud make the devil's own noise."
" Tut, man, we'll stop that, just yon
hold a bag over the mouth of the gun, mo
darlint. an we'll hev a roarin salute with
out any noise at all at all."
Pat acquiesced in the arrangement, and
held the hag as diricted, while the other
touched off the cannon. The officers
hearing the report, hastened on board,
where they found one of the Irishmen
and everything in a great state of bewil
derment. He was asked what had be
come of his comrade. : Sure,' said he,
i ' Patherick was holdin, a bag over the
mouth of the cannon to stop the noise,
while I touched it off,. and the last 1 feeed
i of hint, he was goin' wid the bag, in tx
greal hurry towards the shore, and that's
the last account 1 can give ye.'
Young Amrrira. ' Father,' exclaimed the
hopeful st-n and heir of a gentleman of our ac
quaintance, on Friday lat, uhile the latter was
congratulating the youth upon hi smartness in
his M-hola-ttc s'ndies the youngster having
attained eight ears of age Flher, I'm au
A me i iran, ainl 1 ?' '
' Yes, my boy, you are,' responded the de
Well, father, you aim, are you .''
Not hy t.iflb. mv muj.'
Well. then, exclaimed young America, in a,
thoughtful manner. when 1 grow lo be a man
I will be able t lick tico like you, won't I ?'
though tickets for seats by the 4 Express j about three hundred yards long and eighty wid
Bom shell Line' would at once be at a
premium; each passenger being anxious
for the chance to prove himself 4 the lucky
A STREET FIGHT.
f . . i . ,.C ix ct r r l .
writer, relernng to ine rac - Vofume hr h ,he nozze-of the machine on
day at Ryde, says that the squadron ol , dwirP(i lo extinguish."
vessels following tno jacuis JV. A ,rUjof ,he Annihilator was had in
by the " America' and from he manner jin.nore) on Thursday, in the pres
in which, one by one, she soon distanced , num,)er f gentlemen, in the yard of
dipm (hp sMtUfMrf nn v nroveu umi tue
and the entire amount of meat between two an I
a half and five bushels in bulk No pieces of
hone were found. A strong wind from the west
was blowing at the lime, and the skies were
clear. This is the third occurrence of the kind
on record in the last six years.
Th iheoriea heretofore in voe. as to ihe
A fight lately occurred at Winchester, ! cause 0( such phenomena, would seem to be
Tenn.,. bet ween the Hon. Hopkins L. Tur- i ne,ralivej t,y the accounts given of this in
ney. late U. S. Senator, and ;George W. gtance. We trust the surgeon of the post will
White, Esq., editor of the Independent. publish his observations on the subject, both f.r
The News says: the benefit of science, and ihe satisfaction of
Turney attacked White. striking him in public curiosity.
the face with his list. White then drew
his knife, when Turney cried out that he
was unarmed, and asked the crowd stand
ing around to take White away. Nei
ther was seriously injured, as White made
no attempt to stab Turney after he "hollered."
Death from the Bite of a Rattlesnake.
Win. Lovall, who was on Monday bil by a
rattlesnake, which be kept in his hou-e as a
cuiiosity. died about ihree o'clock on Tuesday
from the effects of ihe poison. He endured the
most honible lorlures from she time he was bit
...:i .ti. rulipved him. His limb
Irom -these uti.
"anv u I , " '---uhmh ! iue mo
""a J"- . l?ak al ou,"p' ut"1 ,oi8,,me
-uui! Iliu cuL'eir.en ,.f .n i
. - - - w Mia w
pretensions of Brother Jonathan to supe
riority was no idle boast ;'and the numer
ous spectators had a most. con vipcing ie
monstration that her clipper bufld -anu
last sailing bad not been overrated ; i
fact, the Great American' was the theme
of general conversation." Another wri-
A trial of the Annihilator was had in inis xiiy
ence ol a
chant' shot tower. The machine is one of
seferal which have been imported by Messrs.
Edwards, Sanford cc Co., of Adams & Co's
F.reitrn F.inress. and is of what is called the
v o 1
. . f .L Til . .
r II.. ... ..linn A nn.M.lll.' IlimpH LlicL.
j we re a w i ui iy Biwni.aiiii inuan i ....
: Ttx,0 hv(i-iiu weie in al'eiidan e. but ifieir
The Philadelphia City Item says that 4 Scotch ap)iira,iuns failed to have the least effect.
plaids will carry all before tljem this winter. ' phtla J)aer.
Plaid silks, plaid ribbons, plaid .bonnets, plaid
' , .A-1 i.:n: .
gaiters, are to rule. ine siyiet arr. orniian.
and picturesque, and will lendj a charm-kaleid-esopic
hue of Chestnut street. The gentle
men are also to wear plaids. Uid pants, plaid
nnd hu-iness coats. The blue dress coat
L-..!. xv itna c.-Vxi I tact m a fl 1 1 fa C I II red ! ItiS
U0O31 PI.X7, 11 I1H- ".III..." -3 - - , S i I " I
cUt ini England 3. The experiments were with metal buttons, is griming jnnd daily, a id
nilfer the smerintendance of Mr. Samuel M. ' soon it wilt occupy the prominency that first
Srioeraakej, Mr. Wra. Peters, and Mr. Geo. A.
The Washingti.n T. legiaph sav- : W e have
learned from good authority thnl ai r ing. inents
have been made in this country by means
of which J?re thousand mm wid in a very hort
lime be placed on the l-' i:;d of Cuba. -i.Kv.-t
to the ci-mmar.'.l d leader- ho im .-.1 lo t
tried. We could state the d-tads of these ar
rangements tf ere it iolitic to do so.
" Mr. Smith, vu said once that you officia
ted in ihe pulpit do you mean by thai yoa
4" No, sir; I held the lijhl lor the man what
"All ! Ihe court undersiood you different
ly. They supposed lb al the discourse came
No, sir; I only throw 'd a light on it.
" No lev'uy, Mr. Smith."
Happy Mjn.'Vle editor of the Pittsburg
Chronicle say s :
" Talk about the enjoyment of wealth ! It
never can be enjoyed. An abundance of
wealth is a heap of misery. A man w ho owns
a houe, a smill wife, a big dg. a cow, two
or three ftt pig-, and a rfTzeu children, ought to
bs satisfied. If he ain't he can never be."
Chhra. Tiie lied River (Li.) Republican,
of ihe 1b. h Augul, ays thai the cholera is pre
vailing fearfully in the upper end of Rapides
parish, ami above on Cane river. Mr Mere-
pith Ialuovx had lost seventy negroes uj it,
and eighty moie were under lieatment. J.
M. Mllkv, one of his overmen, had died of
the fatal disea.e ; al-o, Dr. J. S. Martin, one
ih- everal oh v :c:ians employed to wad upon
1 1 i .
Several can's h id ccuticd at Clau-
and the disease had made in appear-
ance on Cane liver,
lust five out ot seea
O.ie lady, a wid-jw, bad
ban J ?.
A change' of fortune h ;:ts a uie man 00
more than a change m iLc moon.