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Nrws and Local I'.ditor.
OELLEVUE, N. T.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2. 1S58.
The I.nnd Salt's In Ncbrask.ii.
Next Muiutay, (lie Gth in.it. the sale of
the public lands, unpre-emptod, within the
bounds of the Omaha, Nebraska City,
and llrownville Laud Districts, will take
place. This comprises all the land, north
of the Kansas line, to the southern line
of IlWt County, and mat from tln Guide
Meridian, to the Missouri River 5 a tract
averaging nearly 40 miles in width. This
tract of land, is at present,' and always
will he, the best and most valuable portion
of Nebraska. Whilo the land in the two
Districts south of the Platte, is as good,
agriculturally considered, as in the Oma
ha Ditrict, yet there is not that import
anuce attached to it, commercially. Sar
py and Douglas Counties the southern
part of the Omaha District, will alwuys
hold the same relation to Nebraska, as
Philadelphia does to Pennsylvania. From
the commercial advantages of this region
it cannot be otherwise.
Much of this laud proclaimed by the
President, has already been taken up by
pre-emption, and the remainder, doubtless
will be secured, when offered. The sales
will not lat over two weeks, and ail
claims will be forfeited as soon as they
begin No private entry can bo made
until the tales have closed.
Fulrvlcw.
This town, ns its name indicates, is in
deed a fair or btautiful view. It is situ
ated on a high and beautiful plateau of
the Platte Valley, ten miles from the
mouth of the Platte River, overlooking
the Valley and the River; and some hun
dred feet above high water mark. The
River is visible several miles boih on the
east and west of the town, and is filled
with Islands, that are covered withademe
forest of timber. On the opposite side
of the River, the steep and irregular
bluffs of southern Nebraska, approach to
the River's edge, and are cowred with
hard-wood timber. On the east, 10 miles
distant, the range of bluffs, that skirl the
Missouri on its eastern bauk, rearing their
lofty Lends heavenward, are distinctly
risible. On the north and west a vast
prairie, dotted with groves, stretches far
away, and is lost to the eye in the shad,
owy distance. The whole scenery, pre
sents a panoramic view, unsurpassed by
any that we have seen in Nebraska.
Fairview is surrounded by a rich agri
cultural country, which gives it great im
portance. The large amount of timber
in the Vulley, and especially in this re
gin, has attracted the enterprising farm
er thither, many of whom have already
Improved their farms equal to many por
tions of the east, lu a very few years
the wealthiest farmers and the best culti
vuted farms will be in this region
There are more indications of coal
here, than perhaps in any other place in
the Territory. We examined one vein
where a considerable of an excavation
had already been made. The seam was
only a few inches thick where it cropped
out of the bluffs ; but at the terminus of
the opeuing, it had already increased to
three feet. In ijuulity it seems to be
cannel or semi-bituminous coal. In sev
eral places it has been discovered out
cro'ping from the sides of the adjacent
ravines. As population increases, and
public works are instituted, the coal iu
lerest of this regiou will be of iiumeuse
importance.
Doubtless, this place will become,
sooner, or later, the County seat of
Sarpy County. This is seen from its
geograp ical position It is as near the
center of the County as it w !l can be ;
besides being oa the great line of travel
up the Great Platte Valley; n the midst
of the settled portions of the County,
with roads converging at that point from
all parts of the same. The present Coun
ty seat, (Be'.levue) being at one extreme
of the County, will render a removal cer
tain at no distant day. When this occurs,
Fairview, without doubt, will be unani
mously selected us the site for the unit,
We learn that tin Proprietors have appro
priated a Block of Lots, to aid in this en
terprise. In the Bluffs close by, there is an
abundance of lime and sand stone, suita
ble for building purposes. Pipe and
Brick clay, aUo. abound in this region. A
Post Office has already been established
here. A Church edifice is in process of
erection, and next spring a large Hotel is
to be built. A number of Lot has been
et apart by the Company, f r the im-
provement of the town, and will be do
natt'd to those who will put buildings upon
them. One year ago, the low i-site was
pre-empted ; the title is undisputed, and
good Warra ity IX'eds are given.
Fairview possesses those natural ad
vantages that must give it prominence
among the towns on the Great Platte
Valley.
I,atct Xctvs from (lie (able.
Tbinitv Bay, Aug. 7.
Mr. Field's log siaies that the Niagara
arrived nt thu rendezvouse on the 23d.
TIih Valorous 011 the 25th. The Gorgon
on the 27th, nnd Agamemnon on the 2bth.
The splice was made on the afternoon of
the 29th at 7:4-5 in the evening. The
signals from the Agamemnon ceased.
The electricians reported a wont of con
tinuity in cable, but iusultation perfect.
; We keejit on paying out, ami at 1 1:30 1' M
I again commenced receiving perfect sig
I nals from the Agamemnon. .'10th, dis
tance run W mile-, payed out 131 miles.
Depih of water 1,5-50 to 1.9S5 fathoms.
31st, distance run 137 miles, paid out
150 miles, depth 1.031 to 2,200 fathoms.
August first, di.-tance run 145 miles.
; raid out 104, depth 1,950 to 2,400 fath-
01 ns.
2d, distance run Mi l miles, paid out 177
depth 1.1500 to 2.200 fathoms.
The Niagara getting light and rolling
much, not safu carrying sail to steady
ship, for in case of accident it might be
necessary to stop ship as soon as possible.
At 3:38 in the morning, impel feci iusul
tation detected in sending and receiving
j signals. All right at 8:40 ; fault in ward
, room, in or about GU miles from lower
I 1 ...u: .1. . 1 . ,
mu, iiiuii was tui oui ana laxen out ot
the circ uit.
Third Distance 147 mi'es, paid out
161; depth 740 to 1.820 fathoms 11:15
A. M., received signals from Agamem
non that she had paid out 7S0 miles.
9 P. M. received signals from Agamem
non, was in 200 fathoms water. 10 P. M.
Niagara iu same depth. Fourth Dis
tance 146 miles, paid out. 154; depth
under 200 fathoms : mailt laud at the
entrance of Trinity Bay, nt 8 o'clock in
the morning. Entered the Bay at 2:30.
Fifth. 1:45 A. M. anchored, distance
64 miles, paid o n 06, total paid out 1016
miles, distance 8S2. 2 A.M., fleet ar
rived. 2:45 P. M received signal, land
ed and informed telegraphers that the
fleet had ai rived. 2:45 A.M., received
signal from Agamemnon, that she had
raid out 1010 miles. 5:15 A. M., Cable
landed. 6 A. M., carried to the tele
grap'i house where a sTong current wus
received fr an the other side of the Atlan
tic. Capt. Hudson read prayers and made
remarks.
1 p. in. Gorgon fired a salute of 21
gun.
6th. Receiving strong elertrh signals
from Vulentia. All right. Landed "here
in the woods until instruments are ready
and properly adjusted, communications
cannot pass between the continents, but
electric cunenis pass freely.
Trinity Bay. Sunday. Auc. 8.
To the. Associate J Press of .Yew York.
Tray excuse what you may have
thought neglect on my pail in not giving
more particulars about the laying of the
cable, but I have hardly had tiui-i to eat,
drink, or sleep. Mr. McKay, the Sup
erintendent of the New York and New
foundland Telegraph Line, has been
working day and night to get everything
readv. Th people here seem to have
hail little faith iu the cable's arriving, and
had mad. very slight preparation for re
ceiving it.
The end of the Ailant IC cnlilo win 1..,n,l.
ed on the Irish shore from the Niagara
on the 5th of August, 1557, and the oOier
end from the same vessel on the 5th of
August 1S5S. The heavy shore end laid
from ihe Valntia by the Niagara last
year, Mill remains, and was to be spliced
to the main cable, so that boih ends of the
cable have actually been laid by the Ni
agara. The Telegraph fleet tailed from Ply
mouth on the experimental trip on the
29th of May. The able was broken at
the stern of the Agamemnoi on the first
attempt to lay it. on the 29th of June, and
the splice in mid ocean on the last and
successful attempt on the 29th of July.
Hoping soon to see you, I remain, very
truly, your friend.
CYRUS W. FIELD.
St. Joiix, N F. Aug. 11, 1S5S.
There are now o-er eighty miles of
cable left on board ot the Niagara, which
will be reshipped in -New York to Eng
land. All the machinery for paying out
the cable is left standing exactly as it was
""J- C W. Fit to.
Valestia By. August 16th. via )
Trinity Bay, August 16ih.
To Ihe Presfttiit oftit L'uiteJ States:
Her Majesty desires to congra.ulate
the President upon the successful comple
.k... .. 1 . .
nun ui ma 1 k'cbi international work, in
which the Queen has taken the de pest
intereit. The Queen is convinced that
the President will join her in fervently
hoping that the electrical cable which now
connects" Great Briiian to the United
States will prove an additional link be
tween the nations whose friendship i
formed upon their common interests and
reciprocal esteem. The Queen has much
pleasure in thus communicating with the
President and renewing to him her wish
es for the prosperity of the United Slates."
Washington. Aug. 16, 1S58.
To her .Vy, Victoria, Quern oj Great
Britain t .
The President cordially reciprocates
the congratulation of Her Majesty the
Queen, on ihe success of the great enter
prise, accomplished by th science, skill,
and indomitable energy of ihe two coun
tries. It ii a triumph more glorious, be
caue nir.re useful to mankind, than was
ever won by conqueror on the field of
battle. May the Atlantic Telegraph, un
der the blessing of Heaven, prove to be
a bond of perpetual peace and friendship,
between the kindred nations, and an in
strument destined by Divine Providence,
to diffuse Religion, Civiliz uion, Liberty
and L'iw, throiight the vorld. In this
view will not all the nations of Christe .
dom spontaneously unite jn the declara
tion that 11 shall be forever neutral, and
I that its comiiiiimcnious shall be held sa
; cred in the passage to their places of des
tination, even in the midst of hotili'ies ?
JAMES BUCHANAN.
New Yobk. Aug. 19.
The Joint Committee 011 the Cable Cel
ebration, had a meeting to-day, and fixed
upon the 1st of September, for the grand
celebration. It was decided to send a
dispatch to the Lord Mayor nnd Common
Council of London, informing them of
the fact.
A Greek Yankee if London. At
the Thames police court on Saturday, 17th
ult.. Captain James, th master of the
American ship Clary, lying in the Victo
ria dock, applied to Mr. Yardly for his
advice and assistance under very peculiar
circumstances. Captain James stated that
he had for many years traded between
New York and Glasgew, and when he
paid off his crew ut the iaitr place, it
wus always done in five dollar or one
pound notes. He had lately arrived in
I ondon from the Chinclia Isles with a
cargo of gua-Mo, con igned lu Messrt.
Gibbs &. Son, who advanced hnu money
to pay off his crew, and he received from
them a great many 5 Bank of England
Notes. Not being accustomed to that sort
of money, he paid them away to his sea
nil en as five dollar or one pound notes,
and did not discover this mistake until
some time Hfter he left the pay-oifice, and
' oinmenced making up his accounts. Mrl
Yardley m ist confess that he was some
what btartleil at hearing that an old and
experienced American captain, and be-
longing to a people whose care and
shrewdness in all
monetary transactions,
was proverbial.
should have coimnitietl
such an egregious error as to pay awiy
jl j 13a nw ot t,ngluuiJ notes tor XI notes.
The agent said ihe seaman ought 10 be
compelled to repay the money ihey had
received in excess, upwards of 160
Mr. Yardly said the difficulty woild be
to get ut them. They were no doubt
scattered in various direc ions. He di
rected police constable Tapliu to take the :
matter in hand. On Thursday Taplrn re
ported that he had been among the sail
ors, and obtained rom them, iu all, X106
of the money overpiid them. Outers
had quitted London and gone 110 one
knew whdre.aud sonv had spent all their
wages, including the money paid in ex
cess. Mr. Yardiey was both surprised
and gratified at nhe successful result of
the officer's exertions, and be-thoughi jhat
the American captain was under great
obligations to him.
A Singular Pestili.-u e. York,
Pennsylvania, a populous and beautiful
town, is at present scourged by a singular
pestilence which the medical men call
Piora. and which is carrying off in a
very few hours, all whom it auacks. The
usual specific, sulphur, has proved, in the
present instance, entirely inefficacious
The u inost constern tion reigns in the
town, and the inhabitants are leaving in
crowds by every attainable conveyance.
Some of ihe mod nulic sniiiiHil uiul n
, voted citizens, hawever. remain, and are
1 unri mining in their attention to ail who
.need assistance.
J If the present panic continues, in a few
days there will nut be left in ih tnn
sufficient number of living to bury the
dead. This sudden irruption of pesti
lence is unaccountable ; no cases of the
diseuse were known till Thursday even
ing, when a number of persons, a mo
nient before, apparently in perfect health,
w -re none- d to lubor under unusual terri
ble symptoms, and iu spite of every tare
and use of every conceivable remedy, fell
victims to the awful scourge.
The Telegraph Termini. Bulls
Bar. or l'abeul Bav. is n H;i V sill t ft cat tu
side of Newfounlaud, in Jut. 47 deg. 25
Hiin. N., long 52 deg. 20 miu. W.
Valentia, or Kinmore, a picturesque
iiland off the West coal of Ireland, sev.
en miles long, and two broad, is separat
ed from the main laud by a strait, a mile
and a half in br. adih, and contains the
most westerly harbor iu the British isles ;
tat. 51 deg. 55 miu. N.. Ion. 10 deg. 19
mill W. The harbor is il.i..n rn,.
- - - i', .wj'IIVIUU,
and I ind-locked, and has lately attracted
considerable attention, as the proposed
weterly terminus of railway commumca
and principal station for Atlantic steamers. '
Auburn, N. Y , doesn't seem to be the '
psruise ot local editors. On Sundav
I.. .1 1 . ; . 1 . '
nigui. uie jsi insi., me local tdittr of the.
I Advertiser was seized, gaged, aul lashed
to a lamp-p ist, head downward, where
he was found several hours af'.prwards
,The occurrence furnished hnn with an
j " item," but probably he doesn't wish for
a: outer on ins same conditions.
The great musician, Bulfe.yoiitemp'ates '
a visii u mis countiy, it no di.NUnt Jay.
Lorgfellow hat a new pM-iu in prepara
tion, which is to be issued about the holi
days. President Buchanan is viuoi-ioil m ii.
A St. I ..oui during th Agricultural and
Mechanics Fsir, w hich is to commence
on first Monday ia September t
Local & Territorial.
Thermometrical. . BhIow will be
found our Thennometrical Record for the
month of August. The latter part of the
month, was quite cool :
Aup. 1838. a.m. v. p.m. Tin. p.m. Djr.
1 6 76 2 86 9 71
2 6 6S 2 81 9 71
3 6 70 2 87 9 77
4 6 73 2 91 9 77
5 6 70 2 87 9 77
6 6 73 2 88 9 74
7 6 73 2 88 9 69
8 6 61 2 91 9 74
9 6 71 2 93 9 75
10 6 75 2 90 9 79
11 6 75 2 89 9 ?7
12 6 76 2 91 9 73
13 6 75 2 91 9 78
14 6 77 2 78 9 66
15 6 69 2 79 9 63
16 6 C4 2 84 9 66
17 6 68 2 91 9 73
IS 6 66 2 76 9 61
19 6 61 2 81 9 06
20 6 63 2 73 9 61
21 6 59 2 72 9 63
22 6 61 2 71 9 59
23 6 62 2 69 9 55
24 6 57 2 70 9 64
25 6 62 2 67 9 06
26 6 68 1 2 81 9 65
27 6 57 2 67 9 52
28 6 51 2 66 9 50
29 6 52 ; 2 68 9 58
30 6 54 2 74 9 62
31 6 62 ,2 75 9 61
Get Your Deeds Recorded. We
have found many persons in this City, as
well as 111 Sarpy Couniy. who have Deeds
in iheir possession, for property, that have
never been recorded. Every such per
son ought to know that a deed is worth
less untill it is put upon the proper rec
ords- of the Couniy. It is not the holding
of the Deed, but the fact of its existance
upon record, that gives ii validity. By
neglecting this duty, many have lost much
valuable property ; and we should not be
surprised if this is the case already, in
our own Cou-ity. All Warranty, Quit
Claim, os well us Bonds rnd Releases
should be immediately recorded. Those
who hive heretofore b en negligent on
this mailer, for their o.vn sufety, ought to
have ihr Records searched, to see if any
one is i.i advance of them, and if not,
have their Deeds filed for record, forth
with. i
Judge Hall has presented us with a
sample cf Egyptian Wheal, grown by
him 011 his farm, adjoining our city, from
seed obtained at the Talent Office, at
Washington It much resembles, nnd
doubtless is t species, of the common In
dfau Millet. It is however much larger
in size; the( heads of the sample left us
being a foot long and the stalk some six
feet. Ii is aiid to make excellent flour
as well us good feed for horses. In
Egypt it is tised altogether as an article
of luxury, the some as our best white
flour. This is doubtless the corn that
Joseph and his brethren went down into
Egpt to purchase, as iu all Eastern
countries all kinds of grain, are call
ed by this generic appelutior.. In Eng.
land, every thing is called com, bu1. com,
the maze not growing there. Our
country, and especially Nebraska, seems
adapted to every specie of corn, thereby
clothing our 'ertile field with the cereals
of the entire globe. We hope the far
mers of Sarpy County wilr make exp-ri-iiients,
another year, in testing this new
kind of grain We think it will prove a
valuable acquisition, to the Agricultural
products of our Territory.
We undersiand that Wm. Carlile h- s
purchased the contracts for carrying the
mails from Glenwood to Fremont, via this
city, and from this city to Plaitford. He
intends to put a hack on the route, from
this city to Glenwood. Mr. C. will take
up his residence in town, in a short time.
S. S. Lurvey & Co., have issued a
Trospectus for the People's Press," an
independent journal, to be published at
Nebraka City.
Terms, $2.00 pr annum, in advance.
Report says, that a certain woman pro
posed a few day since, to a friend of hers
to aid her in taking her dying husband to
the Land Olfice, "to yremtion, so that h
would not lose the right to premtion ; and
when he died, she, too, could premtion and
have 320 acres of land."
C'hipf Justir Hall and Judge Kinney,
of IWIevue, Nebraska, passed through
our place last week, on ihejr return from
the eat. Pacific City lUrall.
Thai's slightly mixed." neighbor.
Judge Kinney resides at Nebraska City,
and is a brother of our worthy Posi Ma.
ter, L. B. Kinney, it whom you refer.
Cor; W. A. Richardson, has resigned
the Governorship of Nebraska, to take
efTed in January next. Who "goes In"
for the "loaves and fishes alsry,
S2.000, a snug birth, it these hard
times.
Srniors Disturbance A Man Shot.
It appears t! at an Irishman who is
known iu town as "Old Tap," was in
dulging in one of his druken sprees,
when a quarrel e.rose between him and a
Germnn named George Niebel, the Irish
man having insulted him and his wife.
The fight was getti' g quite serious, a
man named Ryan, and several oher, in
terfering in behalf of the Irishman.
Mr. Niebel was being badly abused,
and would probably have been killed, had
it not been for the interference of Wm.
N. Byers, Mr. O'Conner, Mr. Page, and
one or two oiher gentlemen, who endeuv
ore' to restore quiet. The Germ n ran
into his house and procured a sword,
which however, was taken from him by
his wife, and ihe gentleman mentioned.
He then look down a musket, loaded w i h
large shot, ran out of the house and fired
i to the crowd. Who he iuieu .ed to hit,
we cannot tell, but in the excitement, he
missed his aim, and Mr Byers, who was
stooping at the time, received the whole
charge iu his rig.'it shoulder. He was
immediately removed, and medical assist
ance was procured.
Ryan, Tap' and Niebel were taken
into custody; and on Monday were
brought before Judge Briggs for exami
nation. Ryan was admitted to bail, and
ihe others were commuted to jail for fur
ther irial. The Grruiin is badly cut up,
and two of his ribs are broken.
The wound inflicted on Mr. Byers is
rather a serious one but at the time of
writing this article, it is hoped and be
lieved that he will recover. Mr. Byers
is one of our oldest and best known citi
zens, nnd the comic unity is justly indig
nant that he should have to suffer, while
endeavoring 10 terminate one of those
drunken brawls which have been entirely
too frequent in a certain quarter of our
town. It will afford us sincere pleasure
to chronicle his complete recovery from
the effects of the wound. The wife of
Mr. Byers was absent at the lime of the
ociurrence, but has been sent for
Omaha Republican.
M vst e a 10 us Di appearance. Mr.
Thomas Sarvis. who was fi.rm rly engag
ed as u jouriiej inan prin'er in Omaha nnd
Bellevue, but who his resided iu Colum
bus, Platte Couniy, since la.-t fall, b ft this
City a few weeks since on his way home.
He has not been heard from by his friend
and it is feared that some accident has be
fallen him. Mr S. personally known
to us as an estimable person, and we
hope the fears may not be confirmed.
The fol'owing is an extract from a pri
ate letter written to us by a friend at Co
lumbus :
" I write o you to inquire whether you
know anvthin? obnut Mr. S:irns 11
started on lat Thursday u week a, be-
lore tne election, trom the heuse of the
Fox brothers, between Freutont and Fon
tenelle, on Maple creek, saying he intend
ed to go to Columbus direct That is the
last ihit has been heard of lun. Raw
hide creek was very high at that time,
and he had to wade it on thu route he
was taking. We are afraid he was
drowned. In case you should not have
any information in regard in him. w ill you
please caU upo i hnn through your paper,
u.-kiug him to let his friends in Columbus
henr from him. Ii is the only way we
can arrive at any certainty of his fate."
Omaha Republican.
Mr. Sarvis left this city. Wednesday
morning, July 28, for Col imbus, intending-
to go by the way of Fontenelle. He
was a candidate for Representative to ihe
Legislature, in the Platte Vailey District,
and was untiring in his efforts to secure
an election, and as he was last heard
from, on Thursday, four days previous tt
the election, it skeins more than probable
that he has met with an untimely end.
tie was a native of ( 'bio, Cleveland,
we beheve, where his parents now n
side. He was not far from 23 years of
age, but his size and manly appearance,
gave him a much older look. He came
to this Territory a year ago last sprmg,
and has worked iu this office, at various
times, since. He made a claim, last fall,
within half a mile of Columbus, where
he has resided since that tune, with the
exception of few moiiihs, during the lat
ter part of last winner, and the following
spring, when he was employed in this
office, and had become much interested in
the future growth and prosperity of the
Platte Valley He possessed consider
able ability, and together with his indom
itable perseverance, and unswerving in-
t- gray, he would undoubtedly have made
his mark, in the affairs of the future
Slate of Nebraska, and won for himself
th respn.t and esteem of h'n fellow men.
e hop measures will be taken to as
certain, if possible, his fate. Anv in-
formation relative to hiin. will be thank
fully received, at this office. I
Green Mountain Gibl.TIi r.
ton ( Yt.) Gaznie says th- re arofoor si.
ters in town, weighing nine hundred and
thirty-five pounds the shortest be'ug
about six feet high, weighing two hundred
and fifty-six.
A letter from New B amfels, Texas,
states that ihe Government cameU are in
creasing in number, and that the youn"
camels are thrifty.
Mrs Claia E Baker, wife of Geo. E.
Baker, of the celebrated BAer Family of
vKahi,.llJ recently at Waukegan. III.
They bad just returned from a profession-
ftl tjur South.
John Randolph. At a special meet
ing of the New York Historical Soci.ty
Mr. Gulian C. Verplank, so well known
as a member of Congress many yt ars
ago, read a paper of R iniuiscences of
John Randolph of Roanoke. As every
thing relating to the most " brilliant gem
of the old Dominion" must excite a cer
tain dgree of attention, we shall extract
the concluding portion of the reinmi-i,,.
cies, as n pjrti d for the Herald :
I Although Air. Randolph raintfctf, theie
was conn etion and coherency 111 Lis rau.
blmg. In Benton's reports of his speeci .
es, Randolph app. ared much more mctu
odical than he really was. as he was re
ported iu a condensed form, and, there
fore, lost much of his bri liaucy. In hi
common conversation he ap:eared very
inu h us he did in his public speeches.
He was fond of quoting the best Latin
authors giving them new force by the
originality of their application II quo
tations had nothing pt dantic about them.
( He had a habit of practicing his sharp,
sayings in private conversation, appnr. in
ly for the purpue of stud;i, ig their effect,
j before using tlieni in Ins pob.ic spee..e.
Randolph quoted largely from Minks
pere and other Englisii autnurs, and he
had a great liking for Knox's Elegant
Extracts." a book which was euriy out of
dale. Miltou, he recited admirably but
j he found ttie brilliant couplris of Drydcii
I more to his purpose 111 suniricle and sar
castic debate, und used them freely. He
: seldom spoke of Sir Walter Scott, whose
I writings, however, made 11 deep impres
sion upon hnn. Byron he praised 111 pri
vate ir.-quently, und 111 Latin he quoted
Ovid's Metumo p.nse" frequently. He
was particularly f md of Litiu law books,
and even soin tunes referred to Biack
atone. llo occttsi mally alluded to S.nol
let's works, und although he evultiniy
read a good deal of French literature, he
seldom quoted French autuors, wan tlie
exception of Mo.iere. He was very ac
curately informed in English and .Amer
ican history, and frequently lu Congress
he displayed his kno,b.dgu of fusion. al
dates.
After giving a ininuttt rlesrrinti'n ,.t
Randolph's ciiarucler and varied accom
plishments. tlin honorable gentleman re
ferred to his grand uncle, wiio was a
young Scotchman, who amassed a fortune
in Virginia, and inarm d 11 laJy of large
property 111 this country " as" ad good
looking Scotchmen did." He commented
up-111 his great liberality and action during
tne Revolution, and his remark map Cuf
loden was revenged by ihe battle uf
Yorktowu."
The honorable gentleman at the con
clusion of his address, was warmly up
p'auded, and, on the motion of Mr Ban
croft, the thanks of the society was unan
imously awarded.
In a sermon preucntd 111 Boston last
Sunday, l!v. E. II. Chapm n.ade ihe to.
lowing allusion to tuc success of the
Ocean Teb graph :
' " L' t us not fail to recognize the great
ness, ihe grandeur of tins ai hiev. mtui.
L t tu supposed honoring of religion
no intention of exalting Uie moral or spir
Uual above the physical, hide fio o us the
foil glory of that . ffect by wtiiih. for 1 .e
last uiree hundred years, man ha obtain
ed mi- mastery over nutuie. I 01 111 sim
ple truth, it is not man's glory bit God's
glory ihat is unfoided in the gradual de
velopment of human knowledge und hu
man p.iwer. Thus, the magnilicei.t consum
mation of the past w. ek which has sim
ultaneously siariled twohemi nn, ri'A has
awakened within us those fet lings tl at
are deepest and highest making w n
inadequate, and sending our thoug.. s u,
rd
warus 1101 oiuy in usioni.-nmeut, but .n
reverence and thanksgiving. In such a
work we feJ the thrill of God s hand
sweeping through tvnts, aud t ans ant
ing into a pr h tic .ymbol of processes of
ages, and the s-ignificance of hi-tory.
Men wait up.in it breathless cm
scious that it inaugurates an era. wonder
ing to what new music the earth's
round wheel will turn, and pondering 'he
incalculable consequences. Yes, the fir.-t
aentiment awakened by such a triumph
is a religious sentiment. It demonstrates
the fact that spirit is the beginning and
the end of all mechanism and all mailer.
Through every physical larrier mind
rushes to th embrace of mind, and h art
to heart sending swift as I ghtning,
through the arches of th tumultuous sea,
the viewless coursers of thought, and
tamp ring the thunder of the sky into the
silent pulsations of a world-felt love and
joy. Iu this view scientific achievement,
expanding bevoud all mercenary ue,
becomes the Shekinah of the living G"d
at once His awful veil of mystery, and
the sicnal of His presence." ,
It is said that several American counts
have been made in Italy, in this wayj
The Pope, not being able to finis a er
tain railway or la k of mony. offered
the title of count to every foreigner who
would subscribe a sum of S5G00 to lb
road.
A German at New OHf ans. named
Bingeller, recently killed himself because
a black wench, weighing 150 pounds,
would not reciprocate hi lov. When m
tern ated about the unfortunate Franu,
she exclaimed. " Well, the Lord takes,
what a fool that while twin was. to be
aura, to say that he tub this nigger."
Wm. D. Gallagher. th editor an I po
et, is a' present, engaged in ihe fruit
culture business, near !ouiville.
Mrs. F M Divi it nuking ba'lojn
ascensions at Columbus, Mis.
Pnf rotis counterfeit t W bills on tb
Notional Bank of Providence. R. I , hove
been p-it in circulation ia St. Louis,

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