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GETTYWURG, PA,, FRIDAY. EV
SONG OF THE SNOWBIRD.
The ground was all covered with snow ono day,
And two littlo Sister» were busy. at play.
When a snow-bird was sitting close . by on a tine,
And merrily singing his ehik-a-de4le.
He had not been singing that tittle very long,
Ere Emily heard him, ho loud was his song
"0, sister I look out of the window? said she,
"Here's a dear little birdhinging chick-a• de-de.
"Poor fellow! he walks in the snow and the sleet,
And has neither stockings nor shoes on his feet.
I pity him so—how coldhe; must be .
And yet he, keeps singing his chick-nAe-de.
If I were a bare•footed shoi%•bird I icaoa;
I would not stay out in the cold and the, snoW
I wonder *hat makes him so full of his glee,
He's all the thud singing that chicklt•de-de:
",0 other I do get. him 'eome • stockings and
And a nice little frock, and e.bat i if lid Choose i
r wish he'd come into the parlor ; tind'see • .
How warm wo would make him, poor chink•
The bird bad flown , down Tor some pieces of
bread, • , • •
And lieard;evdry' word l ittl et Emily Said 4
"What a figUrel' , s'mak e ,in the dress,7;tho't he,
'And he laughd //she warbled his chick-a-de-de.
" 'll odo ‘,.(9e
"I am grateful,' said be, " or the me
But I . have no occasion Tor suCh a fine dress;
I had tathei• remain with ray limbs all'freo,
Than be hobbled about, singing chick-U-de-de:
"There is one, my dear child, though Icanuot
BaoCluothed me already, and warm enough too,
Good morning 10, who are , so happy us we I"
And mit he went singing bis Chihk a de de:
A AfOTHER!S LcV.E'L;UVkdE.
In a speich . ..tdeliiered. by 'Col; Beaten i Eng., nine gallons ; a . ellrith, sixteen ;
Arc In Preece Bullion) at the A nniversary D i nner lot Carlisle, twenty-four; at,i 4 hesrei, Mini
, • , . Itor r i • tie.reder is us 4
of the New England Society, at .thri Astor , ' • ' • '
•• - 1'427 to 1,000 compared with the unporial
Hones, New - York, on Monday evening ' bushel' *hat is 44 4 74 000 bushels.l n
last, the Orator, in . addressing the' lady . Rolland, the mutt* is at 3.137. • ln
portion of the audience, referred in d 0... .1. russet, the sheffe/ 1.479. -In Poland, the
: it ' t. ' ! koriee. 1,451. In Spain. the pinega, 1,-
quent terms to his excellent mother, weed(' ' 0
99-1000 over a bushel an d
influenCe over him ii' worthy , of übte.- 1 5 9 9
, • ~
Speaking of Tobacco, the Col. said : I . BARREL MEAsHREB.—I4ee six bun:
"My matter askednie never to use the' , dred pounds ;-flour; one buiidre ' d and nine
weed, and 4 have oever touched it from !ty , fice pounds; powder two live pounds;
...that-tirotytoA G 4,,r,pnt.dasti.:„-5ti5i.•...4•1eid5e...aiirt..,.t.b......1: 41 ,4 ~ ..it i0 ,,,,,,, , 1 .
me not to game, and I have never gamed ; pal, five bushels, shell‘A. - 13 y this latter
and I cannot tell this day who is winning.; ineasuie crops are estimated, and corn
and who losing in any.game that can be bought and, sold throughout must of the
played. Shp admonished me, too, against , Southern and Western States. •At New
hard dritik ; and whatever capacity for 'Orleans, a barrel of corn is ft flour barrel
endurance I inay hayo at pruritic, and wh a t- !full of ears. In sonie parts of the West it
ever usefulness I may , attain in life, f , at: is common to count one hundred ears fur a
tribute to having complied with her pious : httaheL
and earnest wishes. -When seven years oft TON WEIGHT 'AND TON IiIEARLIRE;--A
age, she' asked me not to drink, and I ;,ton'of hay or arty rota rse, bulky ariiele us-,
made then u resolution of total abstinence !milky sold by that measure, is twenty 'gross
long before societies for that purpose were j hundred ; that is, 2,240 pounds ; though
formed. I was au abaticient society tat in many places that ridiculous old firshion
time whop I was the sole constitueut mew-; is being done away. and 2.019 pounds cup !
ter of my own body; andthat I have ad: ily counted to a too . . ,• . ''
bared to it through all time, .I owe to my 1 A PHIKIN of Butter is'filty 'six pounds •
mother." • • a tub, eighty-four. ~ •
—There is a moral if. this that mothers'i
A SCOTCH PINT contains one hundred
should take to heart. Amother's kale-
, and five cubic inches, and is equal to four I
enco in forming t,ite character is undoubt- A PARLoT of wheat is 211 Scotch pints.
edly more potent, than, any other that can : I TROY WERntr AND Avorenutiols
be exerted in regard to establishing those ' WEIGHT--- . 9ne hundred and forty-four
fixed pririviplaa that follow a man through
'd Pnunds avoirdpo is urePou equ d al to
• • • roti and seven u ty ve ns Tro h e n . .
life Almost every great. man the world lhundred and se - venty•five'ouncres T roy y are
has ever produced, owed - his position . to !equal to one hundred and • ninery- , two nun
the principles , inculcated .in his breast in ; ces avoirdupois. ,- All precious metals aro
i butig,ht, and sold by, Troy, weight.
childhood by her who gave him birth.
I The KILOGRAMME of France is ,1,600
grammes. and , equal to. two pounds, two
ounces, four grain t avoirdupois.
A Ou...r,uttort of coal is 581 cubic feet,
,estimated at thirtyorix bushele."
A husiret of anthracite coal weighs eighty'
pounds' which makei the weiriht of it chid.
'Wrioirrs OF A, CUING Foor.—Of sand'
or loose earth, ninety-live pourols ; eowpitat
soil, one hundred and twenty-four ; a
strong or clayey 'soil, one hundred and
tweirty•aeven ; pure clay, one hundred
and thirty'-five • ' mixture of stones and
clay, one hundred and , sixty , ; Masonry ',of
stone, two hundred and rive, brick, ono
hundred and twenty,,five_; cast iron,. four,
hundred and fifty ; steel, four hundred and,
eighty-nine; copper, four hundred and t
eighty•aix, load, seven hundred and nine ;1
silver, six-hundred tied fifty four ; gold, I
one . thousaud 'two hundred and three,;
platiuu, ono thousand, two hundred and
eighleint ; glass, One hundred and. eighty
- water, sixty-two ; tallow, fifty-nine; cork,
fifteen ; oak timber, soventy-three ; Ma.'
hogauy, sixty-six, air, 0.0753: • In The a
bove, fraotions are discarded.
A QUARTER - oh corn is the fourth of a
ton, or eight imperial brishels. This ia'au
English measure. oot iu use in.this coun
try, though very necessary to be knowu, so
as to understand itgrizultuml reports. So
of saversl of• the following!: weights mid
IMMORTALITY.-- How. bea'utiful the. fol
lowing gem &Din the pen of Prentice, alit:
how happy the heart that can, see these
beauties as he portrays theM
"Why is it that the rainbow and the
cloud come over us .with a beauty that is,
nut of earth and then pass away, andleave
us to muse on their faded loveline•se
Why is it that the stars, which hold their
festival around the midnight throne; 0114
placed above the reach of our limited fac-
ultieri, forever mocking us with thetr Mop
proachable glory ? And why is it that
bright forms of human beauty are presen
ted to onr view, and then taken from us,
leaving the thousand stneams of affection
to flow back in Alpine torrents upon our.
heart? W e are born fora higet destiny
than that of earth. There •is a realm
where the rainbow never fades, where 'the .
stars will be set out before us like islands
that slumber on the ocean, and , where the
beautiful being that .passes before us Ake.
a meteor, will stay in our .presence. foray-
A NEW' TOY.-A. Paiii correspondent
of the New Orleans Picayune speaks of "a
new ioy which is, making the' Corinne - of
its inventor, and is thus described.:
invention consist in. a balloon.
which appears• to be made of a bladder,
coloren red, and inflated with hydrogen
gas, but I am assured they are made of got
ta percha or India rubber. The public
gardens present a singular appearenco
with hundred of these balloon, in the
hands of children, floating with swanlike
grace a yard above their heads. At a lit
tie distance the string becomes invisible,
and they seem to follow the children by
a sort of magnetic attraction: NoW and
then a negligent child lets die string slip
out of his hand, 'the ballpou rises majesti-,
tally, despite the tears of the child, the
screams and leaps of the nurse, .mid the
'agitation' of the crowd, until is is !net to
rCP'"F'at you have dated your letter a
week ahead. It is not so late ill the' month
by one week, yoU spallpeen." "Troth,
boy, iudade, and' it's ',list meeelf What is
wantiug sweet Kathleen to get it in advance
of the. mail. Sure I'll nut care if she gins
it three days afore it is written, toe darliut.
Fearles!ly do that which is right.
WEIGIITS AND AI :
Of Varimiti 'Pa.>.* Products
in. carious "Conn
In England and Amerie grain is gen
erally rutj.d by the bushel, ;though it is
not the same measure ; for I ere we use the
Winchester bushel, which 4 niains 2.150
ipebes. There, since 192 G? the legal Inca
sere is called the imp:mini bushel, which
contaitlh 2.218 inches ; BO (hat thirty-two
of their bushels are about, equal to thirty
three of ours. •
The, followieg aro ,tho commercial
weights, of a bushel of did Tent articles,
via :,wheat, beans, pot:mee k and clover
seed,. sixty pounds. Corn, .rye, flaxseed,
and onions, fifty-Isis pounds. ',. Corn on the
cob weight Seventy pounds. ~Buckwheat,
fifty-two; barley, forty-eight, Ilompseed.
,forty4our ; timothy heed, fcirty-five ; cas
tor beans, forty r six ; oats, thirty-live;
bran,tw_enty ; blue grass seed, fourteen ;
salt, fifty ; according to one 'account, but,
Onondaga salt is fifty-six, (the real weight
of coarse salt is eighty-flec poonds to the,
tinahol ;) dried apples, twenty-four, dried
pinches, thirty.three„ according to a table
tautly published in nuatereuS, papers, but
according , to. our , experience both are
stroog. ', We have seen thotriunds of bush
'els sold at twenty-two pounds to the bush
el; which will measure abut .three pecks.
IliarrNo Mem:amts.—Potatoes tilt ,
m ps.tmd "esculent toots, npp)es ad other
,frnitis, meal and bran,,and in Rollie States,
oats are sold by. heaping, measure, which
contains 2.815 cubic inoliee.v . The size of
the Winchester bushel measure, is a *Amu
'hi ring with straight' sides eight, inches
'high end eighteen and it, half in diameter.
A. box twelvo Mates s'quare f ,'!with sides 7,
71-32 inches high,,will hollibalf a bushel.
- COMPARATIVE GRAIN 71IEA5UREs.4--
Besides the tfilference between the Win
chester. and imperial and hnsped bushel,
before' suited, there aro a dozen or more
Meal bushels For instance. at Abington,
A unix of hay is three hundred pounds.
A CORD 01 wood is ouo htandred and
twenty eight solid foot, usually , put ,up
eight feet long, four feet wide and four
high. In Franoe, a cord of wood is 570
A. rEnoir of stone is twenty;five cubic
feet, piled, or twenty-43 in , the wall.
To MEASUILE A TON OY
hundred cubic feet of hay, in a solid mow .
Or stack, will weigh a ton. •
How TO MEM:MIX BATTLE BY 0031PUTE
WlNGBT.—Abcortain the girth back of the
shdulders, and the length along the back,
from the square of the buttock, to a pOint
oven with the point of the shoulder blade ;
say the girth is six feet four inches, and
the length five font three inehes, which,
multiplied together, gives thirty-oue - feet.
Multiply this by twenty-three, the num
her'of pounds allowed to the foot, between
five and seven feet girth, and the result is
seven hundred and thirtoon pounds, ler
WING, JANUARY 9, 1857
d other things
the uumber'of pounds of beef ,in: the four
quarters.; girtbs; flora seven to nine foot,
allow thirty-otio pounds to the loot. Cut ,
tle must be fat and- tlquare..built to, hold
out weight.' • • - . •
To lIEASURE GAIN IN' 131N$.—M ultiply
the length and width tiogether, and Ma
product . by tht foqighi:in cubic inches, and
divide by 2,150 and you have 'the unuther
of bustorls. . . •
,To 11.1NA811JRK CORN IN TtiE.EAR,---Fiu
the cubic inches us Above, and divid° by
2.815, the cubit) inches in a heaped bush.
4, , mod tok& two-thirdA, of the - quotient'for
the number of buShels of 'shelled °Oki.—
This is upon the'rule of giving three heap
iug half tothliuls of ears to Make: a barbel
of grain. Some falls rilort and,f auto over.
runs this measure. . •
I Bo&iw MEAsuttc.-Boards aro Enid by
I:face !aware. , Multiply thoaidth iu inch
es of any titnoher of piecesAqual length ;
.by the inches of the lefigth.. Divide by
144 and, the iitiotiePt •is the cumber I 1 t
foot for any thiukuess under au Web. • Ev
ory fourth, inch ineiesse of thickness adds
a fourth to the I:mintier of foot hi the face
LIND 511Asuit.$.----Every farther should
haven rod'ineasurei• a light Stiff pule;justl
l6} feet long, fin measuring hind. By a I
_he cart learn to step ',J.bt .:
.rod five steps, 'IIIIBVICE, vary
well for ordinary farm work.-Ascertain m ]
the number of rods iti width and length of
any lot'you wish to otwasuro, and multi
ply it! td die other. ditride ono hundred
and sixty, and you have the'number of a.
Ores,' .1610 square rods make a 'square u
ere. If jou wish to layoff one square a.
ere, measute thirtecu:rods upon , each side.
This lacks one rod of being lull measure.
GOVERNMENT EA ND 111EASURE.-*A town:
ship is six miles square, and otintaini. thirty-.
six Elections', 23,040 acres. A Keetiou, one
squaw mile, six hundred and forty acres.,
A q uartei section, half a wile 1 , q4140, pue
ituudrod cud sixty acres: As this one .
hundred-and sixty-six rods'square, a strip
ono rod wide, or every rod in - tvidtli, OM
acre. A Milf-quarter'seetion half a Mile I
lung, no rth' nd loath, almost universally.
and a fourth of it mile wide, eighty acres.
A quartar-quater seotiou is oue-fiirth of a
toile pquare, forty acres, and is the smallest
size tract, except fractious, over sold by tho
Government. The price is $1,25 au acre.
Au English geographical tulle is equal' to
Atioitint Scottish mile one mile _English
and 221.,yartlsr:i to.
and 480 yards.
()minim short tulle, three miles English
and 1,579 yards
Germao long utile, three miles English,
and 1,328 yarclA. •
llannveriati wile, six wiles English and
999 yards. " • '
ltu4si:in mile, fivewilos English and
197 yards. '
11 . 0111 TO yItEVEn 'COLDS
Dr. William k. Afeott, th or of "gotten
I,lve In,!' antl well Inawit UR a lecturer
on the laws of health. has press a work
nn Hygiene, probably be
great practical value. Frotri a Chapter on
rolda we take the lolluwiitg athice,,which
is now quite seasonable.
'Time - who would avoid colds must not
muffle themselves, ecpeeial ly their lace
'and throats, eve•rViime•tbey, go him the
Open air. I do,nnt say,that none of the
vast number silrettai i:jileatied should .be
.allowed,to.break the force of a stream- of
air lawered.in temperature to zero, or fit
'teew or twenty' deg tees below it, either, by
a respirator or muffler., am, w ritirig for
flume whosas yet deem tlictuselvee healthy,
,after brisk walking, or other 'exercises,'
tiering which we he ve'worn more 'ilitut a
needful atnotottrif 6lotlittig,• we nit wit be.;
ware of throwing of,lapait of it, itTl sit
ting down bi a teMperature,_ which is very
'ltivo, man air which is dam especia4 if
we have been in a tree perspiration. • Bet.
APr to keep on our clothing till we see how
matters are doing with us. It would be
safer to add clothing in such .cireumstau
ace than to Wl' •
.. Those who would he perfect - in . thla ntat•
tar should avoid .sitting.with wet Meranor
exercise, or sleeping in du.np . Clothing..
While a person 'II exercising in the open
I. air, if not liver-heated nr over,fatigneil, it
may be safe for him to have wut feet.. .lii.
deed some will go with their feet wet all
the tors:nom iwitt..out - i nj ury; if they 'keep
in . nintinti ;. but' the" "philosopher Locke,
who "repo iintinded that children! should
have . holes i n' their shties, - Cimild" hardly
I ( h
have_ jostrfiedthe peactice of sttting . .with
wet.feet: .Those who are . accustomed to
warm oloilling should not exchange it for
that which bi - -extremely thin, when . they
are about to go abroad in the cold air. um
less , theY are..to :walk: 'Pliousands 01 young
people,. especially fenntles, might trace the
consumption, neuralgia;, or fever, which
destroj ed . them - . to some act of reckless
noes, like that, which is ituPlied lit thq
iosegoing: In !general, we. are quite 'too
much afraid of the sun and rain to enjoy,
mat hardihood which is indispensable iii
a climate as much exposed tO colds -and"
'consumption as' that of 'tha United . Stateit.
The lt,te 9,en. Dearborn,'of Slassachissatis,
Would have no such tiling as an 'umbrella .
in his family,. if he..cotild help it..He
thought it safer, on the whole, to .he-ortea.
sionally wet, than to exclude ourselves
from every drop of rain—nineteeu times in'
twenty, with the almost entire certainty of
some soe time caugh t - ‘vithout one, and
of sufferine severely as the; consequence. '
BRIOADJEK GENERAL—The nomination
of Col. Peroifer Smith (a brevet Briga
dier General for gallant service in the Inez
lean war) was confirmed , by the Senate on
Tuesday, as Brigadier. General, to fill the
place created two years ago by Congress,
when some additional regtwouts were ad
ded to the army.
The Southern Methodists Ire Rumpl
ing to. found a Universtly aVGraeusbor
This' subjeat. is a act
-ence iiA regularly taught and 'learned as:
any other. This - la a specimen of it, with ;
some suggestions which - we subjoin
•- “lilotheri : mother, mother, may I,
Mayn't I. wori'l. you,. Omit's, she, shan't ;
he,• I Won't . . I must, di new, mothrir, moth.!
er," &a-. &c., &e.—Why if live thou
eand women had to hear the whole of it.
it would' drive them crazy I Anil then, I
bow nen a woman work to any purpose, I
whose theoglits•ere put in confusho ev.. l
ery minute by such onsets t And then;lor i
flintily government, and family enjoyment,
and family attention, it makes sad work
1 with Moe. and witheverything which is
' lovely and valuahle. • ' • ' •
.Children are taughtl. teaze, very much
as they . ,Are taught, to 'ery :With
little Wants, real or imaginary, the. child
rune to his mother.. They ; are matters of
iniPortake to MM. He' wants ri definite I
and denisive answer, one whillh will settle
the question : and his mind will he on the
rack till lie has it, It is not in tlie nature
of the child to feel otherwise. He will;
have no peace himself, and will therefore ;
••give his inflater no peace, till 'he under-I
stands and knows Ma; the point is settled.
!If you'g'vs no answer till he has spsken
ten tunes ; and then. &he has t i ny reesim
• to stispeut that speaking t wryly times more
h will obtain an answer more rave ; able to;
his wishes, Ate wil l.; speak twenty times;
more, And this will soon grow into a
halitt. But give him an answer the. first
lune he speaks, and he' will net he obliged'
to.speak Lienotid time lii obtain. one ;
and never alter your decision for his teez-;
ing,' and hewill alum give it up, a 5 .. of mil
mitt. Your answer may ~be, almost any
'thing.. way. be, Wu it ten minutes, and I
then I will tell you or e - Wait till I have.
done this piece of work,"—But it must be
something • delinfte; something that the
child can under s emilvand whieli he knows)
,tte altered.._. If you have Jeisura.l
and tint oncaaitin seems a proper one, yen ;
may 'let him argue the case before you de, I
eitle it,. but mot afterwards. Indeed. if he
has learned by experienee. thet . your.deci•
sinus are final, he will seldoin, if ever, at ,
tempt it. Ile ivil!,eonsider .an answer sal
au answer. His damn 'be. .at rest out i
that point, and holm find something also
with -which` to amuse itself. • - •
Now, modierA, iln not say that you have
trot time to answer the requests of your
children as - 511(1i1 as they are made. If
YOur tittle ii you "nad.:•it
ftiltioolt now run you afford' to. neglect it,
and thus teach them : to teaze, anti thus
hring upon yourself an inconceivably great
A "MILKY WAY" AT SEA. --;A. lady, on
her twynge to Cake is • writes the billowing.
which we are permitted to print.:
e When in the;Golf of Aden. we Paw a
very remarkable sight. It. Was a rough
and blowy evening that we were called on
duck to See the *Milky Water,' which is
only 'seen just in this region.. It is still
undeehled Whether the 'effect is prothiced
`by electricity, by nintospiterio causes, or
by anirnalculle. Instead of tvater,, it sewn
ed as if the vessel were plunging through
great drifts of snow. 'rite app.:a:a:mu ex
tended even to the horizon, and if the air
had been colder, and if Louiti have caught
the snowd of sheikh:belle. I should have
lost all idea n( the sea, and imagined my- 1
enjoying a magniticient sleigh.ride.
It was a splendid eight; and it is very re•
workable that no chemical analysis can de
tect any peculiarity in the composition of
the water ; and its
.soon as day light or
moonlight co tne,' it 'Vanishes. The milky
water. lasted' for three' nights. and then sud
denly 'stopped ; and every eiening after.
wards the . wetur was: as. usual.'...-•-N. Y.
DEATH' OF TUE/31.145T INHiIIITANT.
The, veneran!e •-oldest inhabitant" . go often
quoted an authority in miners of news and
gotten). has ,nt length 'departed thin life.
Thereis , no dotita aboutmic taut this time.
A Mexican journal says that a lady has
lately yielded up- Alm ghost at Actopan,
at the age of 139 years. Miring that long
period of mum: sojiiiirn she, has seen no,
less Ann iteventy.live changes of the g o,
erni»ent of Vint country. Of thetie, twen
ty eight were caused by abut removal of the
viceroys of Sushi,
.and the remainder re.
.that peculiarly Mexican insti
tution—the revolutionary "promo unciainen
to." If this aged tudividuail possessed nufli-
Men% intelligence to comprehend' passing
events. a revolumm must have appeared but
little more impurtent, titan a thunder
• 111:7"Not long amen o 'quid was
addressed by one Or hid patience as M...
how is it, that. when we eat
and drink the meat is separated frow the
“wriy I'll tell yon,' replied the quack;
"in the :neck there nre pipes;. -ones. iit
them is to res'eiyti !instant] the,othcrttrink.
At the top of these pipes' is a lid oeulapper,
'rind when we eeti this clapper.hhuts.up the
drink .pip,q; and when we, drink it turns
back on the meat
Hot doetor.''gnid the pinient;qt seems
to me thug clapper Mast /they sharp when
we- eat pudding and milk. • •••• .
Krill the forests of California tiers is
no tindergmwth, carcely w l!ere 111 rock ;
the surfaces are us:beautiliilly turneiLas , if
shaped by.a lautlacap.) gardener, and dot.
ted all evet by myrinds of flowers, more
delicate, if not.more various than any gar
den ever grew. . .
[`nay; mister, Wasn't ytiithire . In the
middle of the week?" said an impudent
urchin to a !nail with a Severe pair 9forolß
.. , .
•.No,.youlittle Scamp, why,l"
'tem., I ilea you're aliens loolcire• oth
ways for auuday," •• .
DA IMAGE D MEAT:-A bief-.ol,eak - *bat
toniaiipientiee boys hive been at. .
TWO. DOLLARS PER 'Anil*:
NUMBER < 44:
Amusing incident. —A Bnoks county
farmer in passing up-town Second street
market, Philadelphia, was caught uncere•
mOnionsly by the collar by one of those im
pudent venders of clothing, and forced into
a store without one word from him. The
vendor said ho knew he wanted a new
overcoat, and without further ado his old
coat was taken off, and a new one on init.s
place before ho could say Jack Robison.:---
He was questioned as to how it ft; i "you
are the judge," was the answer, "That .
will do." Thereupon be picked up his old
coat and marched nut of the store. The sel
ler opened his mouth awl wanted the pay.
guess, darned the
.cent do you "get foe
this coat; you put itme-tne," and leisurely
passed out; when the cry of"police,
soon brought the farmer to a stand still.—
He was taken before Alderman Coats, who
heard the evidence and dismissed the case.
Thence the farmer and big friends went 'to
the hotel of our friend, Mr. George Dull,
the coat vender following up, erying opt ev
ery once and a oldie, "give me mine koto."
The farmer finally compromised by forcing
the seller of "mine kote" to treat the party
and the crowd that followed, which caused
considerable merriment, as he declared no
countryman should "shoot him out of anoth
er coat.' . '—Phila. Sun.
One of the. Wonders of the World.--
There was t gooddeal said about the "Vie
; toria Bridge" at the Into Canada celebration,
it story is afloat that her nice little Ma
jesty will come over the seas to Ca bratty
its completion. This structure• acre* the
St. Lawrence, a short way above Montreal,
the Canada papers tolls us, will be one of
the greatest wor.ders of the world. It was
commenced In July, 1851, and is under
contract to ho completed, in. 1860. Thetti
tal estimated cost was originally about $7,-
000,000 ; hut recently the plans have been,
amended so as to reduce it to a little. over
89.000,000. The extreme length of the
bridge, including the abntineni at each side,
will •be 7,000 feet, or rather more than a
tui!e and a quarter. There will be 26 pieta
I of solid masonry supporting the iron super
structure of the bridge. The centre will
spun 330 feet, and the other spaos each
243 feet wide. The height of the cootie
of On , bridge is 60 foot above the water
level. The weight of iron in the tubes will
be 8,000 tons, and contents of the masonry
30,000,000 outdo feet, when the whole
structure is finished. The 1%1)1°6 Britan
nia Tubular Suspension Bridge, 'crossing
the Menai Straits, and now ono of the en
iiosttiee of the world; .will seemly be a
circumstance, to it. Including the embank
merits lit eneh side, the-total length of the
bridge, from river bank to river . bank,' will
be 10,284 feet, or very nearly two miles.
Nino piers of the bridge are now completed,
but are, as yet, unconnected by any road
.way. They present a plain endow on the
two sides and lower end ; the side faoing'
the current • Wing Of wedge shape, in, order
to break and turn aside the blocks of ice,
to provide against whose destructive powers
has been the great engineering difficulty of
the antorpriße —Boston Pug.
Crawl Sham Fight at Trenton, N. J. 7:,
Tile anniversary of the battle orTrenton
was celebrated on Friday week, by a stunt
battle on en extensive scale. The Gazette
says : •
From ton to twenty thousand persons as:
sombled in the main atreet of Trenton, at
an early hour, to witness the battle,. which'
was between the Princeton Blues, Bonfield
Guards,Liberty Rifles, Trenton Volunteers,
and Horton Artillery, nutubefing 160 men,
representing Hessians. The 'lonians were
commanded by Major Allen, of the Prince
ton Blues. The American forces were,
comprised of the Monroe Guards, Minute
Men of '7O. of Philadelphia, Cauulen Light
Artillery, National Guard, • of Ruston, cue
Washington Continentals, of Trenton, and
the Trenton Rifles, the whole commanded
by Major is, , Tapton, who represented General
Washington. General Sullivan Was repre
sented.by Capt. Stonebeek, of Hasten.--
The battle took place at ten o'eloek, in the
streets of Trenton. The firing. charges. re-.
treating, ..te . gave greatllcligist to the spec
ters, and the Atuerieous were, of course,
A Lad Assailed la Bea by a Rat.—We
are inforned . that a lad, aged about eight
years, was severely bitten by a rat a few
nights since in this oity. The little fellow
was put to bed by his father,
.who left borne
to transact some business.r Returning about
two hours after '
.he found the pillow under
his head coveted with blood. He
wakened hitriand found that he bad been
attacked by a rat, which jumped from the .
hell and inflicted a wound on the nose of the
boy. Driven away it retained and inflicted
another wound on the left car of the lad.—
Again he drove it away, after which the rat
returned a third time to renew the attack
but could not, the lad having closely cover.
- hiamlf with the bed clothing. The
wotiods received, it was thought by tbe
medical attendant,. might prove serious;
the lad, however, has recovered from thaw.
Good as IVltaliny —An old woman in
Louisville. Ky , pays 850 rent for a portion
of the ground over which Bear Grass Creek
flows, merely to hive the privilege of oollee.
iug the grease floating on the guffaw of the
creek from the hog slaughtering houses on
the stream. She has been engaged in that
traffic for a number of years, says the COW ,
rier, and realised the first season the hand
some gum of $4OO. At that time, however,
she had the gleanings or "skimmings all ty
herself, but since then a good deal of tint-
ry has sprung np in the trade...
-A Rents yore. --It is kntititti,ittitl .
the triul of liuutißgton, by a 'boonklaTer.
of a firin who was ru tho }make tJ alttatat;.'
.modutinglhint with loans for thiVaspNtive ,
ahaviog notes. that to oncof dose Inas
he paid totnotituas u for aura. of eve to • tit ,
show , Ind dollars . , one per out. a dq,
ing tbat it wits what he wade: la
tit'wuo+k:r that so lowly Wares gootrAss
New Yofk. Men who horny siottOkllllll4ll
cerusiuty tiever Latina lam that 4140114