Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 11, 1839, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 11, 1839 Page 1
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BY IF. B. STACY. THE BURIAL OV SCHILLER. BY MISS H. F, GOULD. Tlic solemn, slid, nnd shadowy hour. When Saturday In Sabbath dies, O'er Wehnar hangs, with clouds that lower, And veil in black (ho moon and skies. Ln ! from on mention lights nppcar, I'uto ctimiiioi ing tliiotigh the midnight gloom I A cufliti'd in in is on the bier, And llienco borne (or ward 10 I lie loml). Thiil funeral train how snd llipy go Behind i lie cold , unconscious clay ; Whilo sighs nnd sgIh of Inner wo, Sound deep Hlong llio silanl way ! Now, ns the open grave besido That dismal bier its bearers rest, A heavier flood nf tortow'n tide, Rolls o'er each mourner' burden'd breast. For him who slumbers In the shroud, Willi tiembling ns I hey lift the pall, The moon rends tiff her veil of c'oud, And o'er him lets her lu.'tre fall. She beams her slimy, toft adieu, And is aiiin in darkness hid, As if affrighted, thu to view The name on that dread coffin-lid. For 'tis her lover, now no more ; Her friend, that they to !u;l consign ! And ne'er again is she to pour Her light fur ejes like hi 10 shine ! Tis done ! that mournful, finnl rile, Ton sacred fur llio gl.neof day ! Oencatli the curtain folds til niulit, Earth ! curth has doted o'er Schiller's clay I Anil haik ! the heavens in thunder groan ; They weep in tin rents o'er his bed ! Their searching, fif ry bolls me ihrnuti, As if to find, and wake the dead ! These itm'rul hnnois, so publime, Relit him well to whom they're paid, And hi llio'liii ill of holy Time, Tis meet Ins dust at rest be laid ! His spirit, bright wilh heavenly fiie, 1 1 is buiu'd us way ihiouh mortal strife, And gain'd its high, inlene desire, 'l'o eoUe llio injsiery of life ! It is ill" building in on ill of May ; The paging Florin will call the bloom ; A tribute nalme soon will pav, To drets her deathlecs I'oet's tomb. Kor h particular description of this midnight funeral, and the storm that followed it, tee "The Lifo of Schiller," page 237. TUB HERMIT, A FAH1.B A pious hermit, wh lived hi the solitude of iho forr:t fr from the noise of men, wns ones wandering through th woods in search of i few wild fruits ami berries lo moke no his frugal meal. He heard a moaning in the grass, and looking down saw a fox, both nf whoso fore-legs were broken writhing like a snake on I lie ground, end eppoarenily starving. The good her mil ws about to took some food for the helpless creature, when an eagle appeared, snaring high overhead, anil suddenly let a fowl fall from its talons directly nt Hie feci of the fox. The starving animal seized greedily on Iho precious prize and soon made a hearty meal on it. "Ah," exclaim cd the pinns enthusiast, "this ia the finger of God. Why did I distrust his providen tial care, and wander over hill and dalo to ceck lor my daily fond? He who bronchi food to the mouth of this helpless animal, will surely never forget his servant. Henceforth, I will take no more thought for my body's sustenance, but trust to his goodness, and devote all my time to medi talinn" Truo to his. resolution, ho returned to his cell, nnd neither plucked tho fruits that hung on tho trcea around him, nor went down to the brook lo quench his thirst. Three whole days ho lived thus and wasting nway to a shadow, in tho vain hope of n direct interference of heaven. On tho evening of the third day, just ns lie sun k into slumber, thunder rolled through the cave, he saw a form of an angelic beauty, nnd heard a sweet but solemn voico that Bpoko thin ".Mortal, how feeble is thy understanding ! Couldst thou thus misin terpret tho lesson conlnined in tho eagle's conduct? Thou art not lamo and helpless 08 was the fox, but art strong and aclive, liko tho eagle that gavo him food. Him thou wnrl to imilale in going about and doing good to others ; for know that idleness even if accompanied by conslant prayer, is odious in tho sight of tho Almighty." SCHOOLS OP AGRICULTURE. When wo consider that agriculture is the great business of the nation of man kind ; that its successful prosecution de pends upon n knowledge, in tho cultivators of tho soil, of the principles of natural science and that our agriculture elands in special noed of this auxiliary aid wo cannot withhold our surprise and regret, that we have not long since established professional schools, in which our youth, or such of them as are designed to manage this branch of national labor, might be taught, simultaneously, the principles and practice of their future business of life, and on which, more than on any other branch of business, tho fortunes of our country, moral, political and national, essentially depend. We require an initiatory study of NOT years, in the principles of In wand medicine beforo wo permit tho pupil to practise in inesu protessions. wo require n like pro limtnnry study in our milttnrv a ml tinvnl schools, in tho sctunco of wur and of nnvi gHtion, ere tho student is deemed qualified to command. And yet, in agrieulitiro, by which, by the permission of Providence, we virtually "live, and mnvo, and have our being," and which truly embraces a wider range of useful science, than either law medicine, war or navigation, we have no schools, we givo no instruction, wc bestow no governmental patronage. Scientific knowledge is deemed indispensable in many minor employments of lilo; but in this great business, in which its influence would bo must potent and ueftil, wo con sider it, judging from our practice, of less consequence t tin it the notions of the nove list. We regard mind as the efficient power in most other pursuit; while we forget, that in agriculture, it is tho Archi medean lever, which, though it docs not more n world, tends to Jill nno with plentv. with moral health and human happiness. (Ian it excile surprise, that tinder theso circumslances of gross neglect, agriculture should have become among us, in popular estimation, a clownish and ignoble employ. mptit r In thoabenco of professional agriculiu rai scnoois, couiu we not do much to enlighten and to raise tho character of American husbandry, by making its princi ples a Orancli ol study in our district schools? This knowledge would seldom como amiss, and it would often orovc ready help, under misfortune, to thoso who should fat! in other business. What man is there, who may not uxprct, at some time of life, lo profit directly, by a knnwled"i of these principles? Who does not hope lo become tlic owner, or cultivator, of a garden or a farm? Anil what man, enjoy ing the blessing of health, would be at loss for tho means of an honest livelihood. whoso mind had boon earlv imbued with ihe philosophy of rural allium and who would rather work than beg. An corly acquaintance with natural science, is calculated to beret a taste for rural life, ami rural lohors, as sources of pleasure, profit and honor: to stimtilnio to the improvement ol (ho mind to elevate snd to purify it to sell' re-pect, to moral deportment. And it will tend to deter from the formation of bad habits, which "teal upon the ignorant and tho idle una wnres, nnd which consign I linti-antis of p-i mtsing young men lo poverty nnd dis face, tf nut to preium 'irn graves A knowledge of iJiesi! principles, 'to h v.rv useful extent, can be acquired with as much facility, i" Iho school or uoon the arm, ns oilier bunches of learuinv. Whv. Hien, sIibII they nut ho taught? Wiiv haM we withhold from our acrricul'urs I P'MiuIsjt ion, that knowledge which is so uulispen-ablo to thesr profit, to their inde prudence, and lo their correct bearin" a- freemen ? Why, while, we bnnsi of out superior privileges, keen in comparative ignorance of the principles of their business, that class of our citizens who are truly the conservators of our freedom? We know of but one objection the want of teachers. A few yrars ago, civl engineers were not to be found among us. Tho demand for (heti created a supply. We havo demon strated. that wo have tho maturinla for civil engineers, and that wc can work them up. We havo material for teachers of agricultural science, which we can also wo'k up. Demand will always insure a supply. Cultivator. Cflt.VA CORN. This isa now varinty of Maize, roconlly brought lo Iho public notice as an uncom mon beater. A small quantity was brought hero arid planted Inst Spring. Its rapid and luxuriant growth caused a general appioheii sion that it would riot ripen, but tho latter pail of the season has been highly favorable, nnd wc boliovod that nearly all has has come to maturity. Mr. G. W.Krugcr, showed us a smnll patch of this grain, planted on rich land, but hav ing only a partial exposure to tho sun, which is mostly fully maturod, and presents a spectacle of great interest. Tho growth uflho corn was about twelve fcut high, largo and bronchitis: with from three to siren ears on a stalk. The most common is four, and probably this is Iho most dosirablo num ber, for wo observed that when six or soven grew on a stalk, somo of them wore info rior in size. Tho stalks with four oars.woro nearly of a size, containing twclvo rows, and one which ho presented to us, contains about five hundred grains, which multiplied by four would givo two thousand from one. Mr. K. informs us that ho Intends to distribute this Corn'amnng tho farmers fur seed, a most libornl and benevolent design which will enable the farmer lo harvc6ta double crop, at least, without additional labor. Ogdemhurgh Timet. PROPAGATION OP THE GRAPE. Hon. J. Duel Dear Sir I sent von a dissertation on trees, and omitted to say something on grapevines, as I intended. In transplanting grape vines with roots, I have found it difficult to savo thnm. They havo many very fine roots, and if lliey aro uot put up in wet moss, or some other wot preservative, they soon perish. Thero is no difficulty in raising ginpo vines from good slipa. much less than with roots. Cut Ihe slips in auitimn, afior tho loaves havo fallen, and tho vino lias Inber. natcd for the winlor. Choose round and sound wood, woll ripened and firm, (no flat wood,) tho budi full and plump, thu joints short botweon Iho buds. (Suckors from thn root of tho vine, with long joints, nro worthless.1 Cut tho upper end off within half an inch of tho bud put them in tho ground sloping, the lower end deep, to havo moisturo. The upper bud should bo cov ered half on inch under thu ground, to break off tho sun, and they arc as easy raised ai currant slips. I havo set many I T H E I. O u Y OF C;I! S A ilips with Ihe upper hud nbnvo ground, n ntlvt.Ttl They grew nl first well, but the Min invarinb'y 'killed them beforo Ihe fall. I planted come slip ihi season, ond they have already grown from two to four feet. 1 have had bunches of grape" the third year on shin thus planted. If thoy are planted in sunny places, they should be watered the first yenr. Water is nlvrny acceptable to grapn viricN of any ago. If not put out in the autumn, then cover the -Itpa with wot ground or mulch, and set them in the spring. If put up in damp mess, or other matter, lo prevent the slips from dryinp, they may bo taken to Euinnn or elsewhere, till from November to May. Respect fully, D. TOMLINSON. REMARKS ON BREEDING. Stockport, 9 mo. 10A. IH39. Esteemed Pnir.Nn. J. Duel "Walker on iutermarrinco," is tho lillo of a work put republished io this country, its object t to point out ttie rules to bo observed Ihe selection of wives, with n view to the production of a beautiful, healthy and intellectual olNpring, Although tho pri mary object of the author i to ameliorate the form and intellect of the human species, by means of judicious intermarriages, vet he treats largely on the moans of improving intonor animal, uy means ol urcctling, nnd asserts Hint nil his nowly discovered laws, rclativo to the human specie, aro equally applicable to domestic animals. It is in the views winch ho lakes of this latter subject, that I wish to call the attention of my agricultural brethren. Although I do not think he has demonstrated the laws, yol ho has certninlv brntii'hl forward a verv rcfpcctnblo body of proof, for their sunnnrt. sufficient at least to induce those who nre interested in obtaining good animals, to givn their serious and careful attention to Inn views. It is necessary to observe, in nrdor to render the sequel intolhgibln. that by the "locomotive system." wo mean the organs of support, of motion, and nf connexion, or bones, ligaments ond muscles; and by Hie "vital system." we mean the organs of nnsorption, circulation, anil secretion. The organ of absorption arc sometimos denom moled Incteals or lympathics; thoir use is to aborb the nutritious portions of the food from tho intestine?, ond to convev it o tho heart, where it is minplrifl with the blood. Tho organs of circulation are the blood ves-els, which circulate the blood from the heart to the extremities, and from Hie oxtif'tiiitie back to ihe heart. The lapsus of Fecetinn nro the glands, where ihi; various fluid of the body nro secreted. Tln foundation of Walker' system of breeding is, that "like produces like." ThU has been stated before, but nnvrr sttsfuciiirily shown to he Iho case, or in other words, while other authors hnvn ".sted ihi to he Hi- rulo, they have at the shitu! time iRifd such n numerous list of (KCi'piions, that wo are left in doubt whe'her it i any rule after all. These oxcMpiinns aro shown by Walker lo be only apparent and not real. Tho spcond law is extremely important if true, (and in nrdor to ascertain whether it is so or not, notliios more is neepsnnrv than for nno farmer in every cnnnlv in the state, should observe it for two or three years, and snnd the result to the Cultivator office.,! "Organization is propagated hy halves," that is, one parent communicates to tho offspring tho fore part of tho bend. tho long part of tho face, tho forms of the organs of 6cnse, and the whnlo of the internal nutritive system. Thn resem. blaucoto thn parent who thus communi cite- "tho vitnl system," will therefore ho found in the forehead nml long parts nf thn face, as the orbits, cheek bones, jaws, chin and teeth, as well as the shnpo of the organs of sense, and the tone of the voice. I he other parent communicates the nn6te rior part of tho head, thn hones, lirraoirnts ami mucics. or tlic whnlo of the fWhv ....... ipi. i.i ... . i. . J iiuiib. i m- n-i-miiiHiiuu io me parent who mi,- fcwiiiiiiuiiiunirn nil; " lOCOUini I V0 SVS tern," must be found in tho back head, the lew more moveable parts ot tho faco, ns thn external ear, under lip, lower part, of thr nosn. eyn-brows. and the external foims of the body, in so far n- they depend on the muscles, as woll as the form of tho limbs even lo the fingers and toes, &c. If thu law ue correct, viz that "organization i propagated in halves." or that one narcnt gives tho whole of the "vital or nulritivo system." and the oilier tho wholo of the "locoiuotivo systcni." it will bo perceived that many of our commonly received npm. ions and practices nro erroneous. In crossing, wc arc commonly directed in tho selection of a tnalo to chooso nno most porfrct in tho points whero the female is most deficient. Hut from this law, wo loam that wo shall not in all cases, accom plish our object. If o part of tho "vital system" in the female is deficient, and we seek to improve tho progeny by crossing with n malo, perfect in theso partirular. yet defective in somo othor portion of vital system, we shall fail, becauso one parent must necessarily communicate Iho whole nf too vital syttom, as the other must ncccssa. rily communicate the whole locomotive system. Rut I shall trespass too much on tho columns of tho Cultivator, by tracing out the practical inferences. I 6hall therefore confine myself lo a bare statement of tho laws themselves. If we inquire how we nro lo ascertain in what cases thu male will givo tho locomotive system, and in what caBes ho will givo tho vital system, we are told by Walker, that where belli parents oro of tho tame variety, it is impossible to predict which scries of organs will bo communicated by tho male, as between a bull and cow. both of tho Short Horns, or both oftho Hereford!. Rut in cases where tho parents aro of different breeds, ns n Berkshire snw and China bonr. both parents boing of equnl nge ond vigor, Iho male gives the back head with tho loco- It 11 V T T ir U WELFARE O motive organs, nnd the female iho face and nutritive or vital organs. In individuals of the sainenmiy, that is. in breeding in nnd io, at between the rnolhnr nnd son, or uromtir nou ulster, precisely tho reverse tnNi- place, tho mule then i-ive the fner and vital nreaii', nnd tho female the back head with the locomotive orpans. I havo thus brtrfly stated some of the important lows of breeding, discov ered by Walker. Of course, in thn nnrrmv limits of a communication, it ig impossible rmui iu Kivn u, lacu irom which the ins wore iinluceii, or tho important prac

tical consequences result ing from them. Then latter, however, will readily sugcest ini'iiiM-ivf!) to intelligent breeders. What ! iin.u nrinon IS PliercU WIUl 0 View to L'tinio idem in observing tho laws of nro creation oni), in the hope that if theso lows aro found to correspond with thoir exueri once, thoy may bs induced to commutiicatn thoir observations for the columns of the uuiiivator. n. n. D. STATISTICS OF LUXURIES. Under this caption wo find some elaborate tames ami calciilatinns in the Inst number of Dr. Alcott's "Library of Hoalth," which, though mixed in with theories regarded by must poopio 09 npoeryphal. and by somo as absurd, as nevertheless valuable, to a cer tain extent, in themselves, though thoir currency may bo injured by the stamp which theorists mnke on their surfnro. Ihe Doctor's theories aro not ours, but that is mi reason why Iih statistic! should not bo made available. Wo can melt them down. His lot of luxuries will bo dinnted from, to begin wnli. Thoso are not only tea. cotbio, tobacco, spirits, wine, hecr. but niso sugar. tnolases. and salt. Hn hinli himelf that theso In -it three, '-in thn ores ent dearth of true light on the subject." may hardly deserve to come under this noumeration. This, however, doesn't af fect tho question of the amount of con sumption, which is stated for account of tho three countries. Groat Rritain. Prance, and the United Slates. Wo then have this tabln of the proportion consumed by eaca million of the population in thoe countries column : Wo leave out the French (. Britain, 1,137.000 40.'i,000 843,000 21,000,000 310.000 22,400,000 1,107.000 730,000 U. Sinip-i Tea. Ccfieo, Tobacco, Kfitils and Beer, Wine, Sugar, Mnlaues, Salt, 1,000,000 6,000.000 1,000 000 3,700,000 331,000 13,331.000 l,fifi7.000 SOO.000 In tea. it will bo seen the disparity is not very great between these two countries. though the price with the English is much higher say. a dollar the pound on an nverage. in lirent Hriioin, tea is not drank ot nil by the grest mass of the pop uintnn. as it is nero. 11 is too dear for them. It is 0 luxury. In France, ther have other tastes. The whole consump tion in '.hnt grent country is rated at 0,500 lbs. to 0 million of inhabitant" ? Of coffee, the share of the United States is immensely out of proportion, showing B.inin 1 ue greairr Runny of inn popula tion to consult their comfort. Six lbs. are allowed lo each of us. while in Great Dritain it is less than half a pound. nnd even in France not three nuartors. Franco brings up tho arrears in ici'ne to a strange drgroo. being allowed twenty-three gallon a heail, to a third of a gallon for us American', and n little less for the popu. Intion of Great Britain. In 6iirrar, and of spirits nnd beer, the Briti-h lako a long lead; but moro especially in beer alone, in the tun of which llieir population to the Frnnch is n 420 to 155, and to tho Amer icans ns 420 to 5- In spirit separately tee aro abend in tho ratio nf 50 to 20 ns com pared with tho British, and of 50 to 8 with the French. Of molasses nnd salt alone among these articles it would he seen thn three nations take about equally. It has been lately stated that ioe use much less salt thnn the English, hut bv these tnbles wo uso more moro, that ia.tlmn tho liriliih population nt large. This, howevor, is human con sumption. Immense quantities nro given to slock there it is snid 15 millions of bushels yearly, while (he whole consump tion in the Uniled btatcs is not more than 12. Tho Doctor mnkes it nut that his nine luxuries, m the three countries, cost over flOO millions of dollars a year; nnd wo bus pect he lias not exaggemtcd. for cofTeo he puis down at les! than 15 millions of dol lnrs in nil. whereas the North American Roviow nllnws 20 lo our own country nlnno. Tlrs grand total is rnunl lo no nvcrnrro nf,l2,G2 for oncb individual of thn On miliums allowed for tho llirco conn tries, or of gG2 for encb family of five. Tho Doctor knows, ho says, that some use less than this, but others uso much more. Of theso R00 millions, about 102 ore al lowed for sugar, molasses nnd salt. On the other hand no mention is mado of some smnllor nrticlcs, neennntod luxuries by mnny. The yearly cnit of tho spices used in the United States, to those who con sumo them, cannot ha lops, our writer thinks, than gl. 500, 000; fruits, g 500,000; chocolate and cocoa. $750 000 i" making a total of nearly gt 000,000. These, loo nro "luxuries" with him ; the reader may cull thorn what ho pleases. Tho calcula tinn of the rWcr is given up in despair. Boston Transcript Wheatland, .?g. 29, 1039. Mr. J. Bunr, Sir 1 wish to inform you nnd tho public, through your papor, tho Cultivator, Iho great amount of whent grown from ono kerne) of tho common bearded whent, grown in this town, which is 100 stalks, uveragiiiL' 52 kernels (0 u stalk, amounting lo 5,512 kernels. ALLEN SAGE F H O ill E . HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. A deep and most, painful sensation was excited in the community this morning bv the rumor ofn deed of blood which it"was sincerely hoped nt first was but a rumor but which, after inquiry, proved, alas, loo true. Those who have been accustomed to walk in Chcsnut street, in the neighborhood of Independence Square, (a point, perhaps, with thn nxceptlon of the Exchange, where both at dny and evening our citizens most d'i congregate.) must have frequently siep. ped into the conlectionory store and refresh, ineiit rnoun of Mr. Wood, opposite tho Statu House. They must remember also his handsome and attentive daughter, whqsn chief caro it was to ati end lo the moro elegant minis trniinn of the cMobltshment. She wa n faithful add dutiful girl, just blushing into womanhood. Among hor many admirers was a ynnog man in Sixib street or the name of Peake, who succeeded in securing hor nffocliniis. About two weeks sinco, wo uiiderslntiil. thoy wore privately mar ried, and on Thursday ovnning tho young woman left tho establishment ol her father, nnd joined her husband. On Saturday she returned, nnd alt thn circumstances were mado known to (he formnr. lie instontly closed his shop, much lo tho surprise of Ihe pobho, moro than particular attraction be ing ir.w in tho Indies' department a slri king likeness of Queen Victoria by 0 young artist of this city having boeo placed there for exhibition. Tho demeanor of the father lo hi daugh ter was morose nnd unrecnnciling. although ho boil previously invited her home; but aim strove bv ovory means to avorl his ill feeling, which, so far as il was likely lo end in nny thing desperate, ho ingeniously enncenled. This morning, however, at about tun o'clock, as tho daughter wa sit fug in tho room with her fnlher. and we believe with some other members of the family, ho walked deliberately up to her. and drawing n pisiol from his oomjiii, placed it almost against hor forehead, and shot her entirely through Ihe brain. The ball, we learn, passed through tho skull, SDd fell in another part of the room. The murderous weapon was at once ihrnwn from Iho hands of the desperate man, in the presence of his dying child, and himself secured. The Sheriff of the city was silting in his office, and was immedi ately a woip thot something unusual had nc enrred. He crossed thostreet immediately nnd ascending to the apartments whore the nceo was iiono, lounil the murderer stan ding palo and terribly agitated, with his bnck lo the firn plnco. and his daughter tying prostrato and bleeding on the floor who nor noou near Ins feet. Ono child, a promising lad. was clasoinrr his knee, and averring wiih iPnrf PVr(1) nnd langnngo of imolortnir nnssion. that latncr din not, lather could not do it J while other members of the family worn sobbing and shrieking over the dying sietor nno child. On tho entrance of tho sheriff Wood lifted his arm ns if in tho act of firinn n pisioi, nnti exciaimeti q atu Iho man 1 shot her I shot her !' While writing this article, wo learn that tho father, offer 6iich on act, ia sound asleep, with a guard of officers over him An immense crowd trnthsrci! around the place, yet nono wore admitted but certain members of the medical faculty, nnd the coroner s jury ot inquest, who will delay uieir vnrtnci iinui u 0 ciock this evening The girl was lingering in creat apnnv to wards tho close nf the forenoon, but not tho slightest hopes of her recovery were cincriameu. Mr. Wood was an Englishman, who may ho remembered as a frun seller for many years in thn Chesiuit street Theatre and the keeper of n lutlo shop in tho Ar cade, which Ins daughter and lnmclf attnn tied. IIo has several oilier children who with thoir mother, nrc thrown into incon coivable distress by ibis drond net of inur- lcr and nf blood. Philadelphia Gazette. Vv 0 subjoin what few additional partic ular have rencbed us : FURTHER PARTICULARS. tjn ftlontlav nigni, alter Ins arrival nt prison, Mr. Wood wept for hours liko child. Tuesday morning ho was somewhat moro composed, anil expressed his poignant grief at tho ilrcnilitil occurrence. IIo re membered tho nlTnir nf Iho prrending day ooly n n dream, nnd could not nnmo the part nf Ihe house in winch tho fatal tinrrc dy wns enacted. A frinntl who has been in tho habit of visiting the house for two or throe years, for H10 purpose of obtaining ico cream and cnllec, ant! who is quite 111 limato with all tho members of tho family, say9 Hint during a visit a fliort tuno since ho obsorved that Sarah Ann Wood, tho daughter, was npparently dejected nnd in ill health. Ho so expressed himself to her, nnd suggested tho propriety of an occa sional walk, or if that were impossible dnr ing the week, a visit to church on the Sab bath. To nil this she shook her brad des pomlingly. and intimated that she could not verv woll ovail herselfof tho sugges tion. Fooling interested in llio matter, our friend ventured to maka similar hints to tho faifipr. Ho said that tho girl was evidently loo much confined, and that Die condition nfher health absolutely required somo change. The father said he thought lie wns mistnken, and observed that chil dren were bound to attend to llieir parents business, and that hi' did so. Tho same gentleman then dolmaioly urged tho pro least on thoSfibbath, Thn lather replied ho did not think much of those things. Mrs. Wood continued lo exclaim im mediately nf'or tho rash act 'ho did not do it ho did not do it !" She was moro romposod Tuesday, nut) snme nf the neigh- I lors had charge of the house; and were so VOL. XIIINo. 642 pertniending mnttcrs connected wilh tho funeral, which waste take place yesterday. Mr. Peoke, the husband ofthc unlortunatc victim, wns in the room with iho corpo for a long time on Monday evening. Ho seemed deeply affected, wished to sit up all night with tho body, ond gave the un happy family nil the assistance and con solntion in his power. It is paid of him, that his conduct throughout, has been manly and decorous. Mr. Wood was visited in prNnn by Dr. Clapp, the attending physician oftho conn, ty prison. The Dr. found him asleep. On being roused, ho expressed great contrr lion for the deed which ho had committed, spoke with great feeling upon tho virtues of his daughter, and said that if tho affair, up lo tho tunc of the fatal dnd,wero to bt re-enacted, he should do differently. Ho then burst into tears, and uttered incoher ent expressions, manifestly under great excitement, but without any indications of insanity. The Dr.'s conclusion was, that be wos perfectly tane, at least durinz his visit. Tako it altogetbor this is on of the most extraordinary affairs that has occurred for Iho last 3,000 years ; and as il deeply con. cerns the whole human family, we have sent onto Philadelphie, a reporter, a miniature painter and a draughtsman to get full and accuroto particulars of the whole affair, the past history of Iho parlio?) with iketchesof the scene of tho tragody,and a portrait of the beautiful but ill fated girl ; also her father nnd husband) with tho wbolc pbrenolo. gical development of each JV. Y. Herald. How he saved it. A m.litary man Dewn Eist ; knowing he could bo elected 10 r capioincy if ho would conicot to a nomination, colled upon a noighbnr who had fn'morly served in that capacity lo as certain if the office was of pecuniary profit. Being told by tho retired veteran that ho hod held the office for five year, and saved five hundred dollars, he gladly accepted llio nomination, and wa choson captain of his company. After some three years campaigning in tho hapi of "company trninings," and 'general musters.' finding his office to bo a heavy hill of expanse in stead of n source of profit, he celled on hia own friend again for information as to how ho had saved five hundred dollars, while he himself lot one hundred annually by tho same i.lico.-Why,' replied the cap tain, 'I wo worth just ono thousand dol lars when I was elected, I held tho office flvo years, and lost five hundred dollars by it ; so I resigned and saved the other five hundred dollars.' SirocKtNO OccuHntNCE. The Char lottsville, Virginia, Advocate states that, while Mr. .Tes-e Grath and his lady, of that neighborhood, were looking at their cattle on Friday evening of lost week, his Durham row, which had a calf by her side, made furious attack upon Mrs. Groth, knocked her down ond gored and trampled her in such a shocking manner that her life is despaired of. Mr. G. who ran to the relief of his wife, was al-o knocked down and sus. iBittcd considerable injury. This cow had been procured from Connecticut at great expense, and was a particular favorite with Mr. and Mrs. G. and before this occurrence was considered n tractable and well dis posed animal. Mrs. G. wore a red bonnet on tho occasion, which is the only causo that we have heard astigoed for the attack on her. Disthe'riiso Circumstance. A gen tleman whose name was entered on the way bill oftho Portsmouth and Roanoke Railroad at Weldoo. N. C. as Mr Wheeler, went on board tho steamboat Kentucky at Portsmouth on the afternoon of the 28th July, npparently with the determination nf travelling to Raliimnrp. About twclvo o'clock ot night, when off Point Lookout, he threw himself from the cabin window into the water. I he alerm was immedi ately given, and Capt. Holmes turned hia hont round, but was unablo to see any thino- nf him. A gent'ernan named Roland stated that he wes acquainted with him, ond thot. heenmo from Macon, Georgia, but belonrrej to Connecticut. Mr. Wheeler's bcTo-arm wns taken by Mr. Roland. Powder Mn.r. Explosion. On Mon- diy foroooon tho powder manufactory in Soulhwick. belonging to Col. Foote, coin prising a mill and two othor buildings, was blown up ond entirely demolished, but no lives Inst. Tho mill blow up first, and fortunately all tho workmen wcro at the time in one nf iho other buildings and instantly fled, and thus escaped a dreadful death. BeMiles Iho buildings 500 of powder wcro destroyed, nnd probably tho loss nf properly 11 between two and threo thousand dollars, Springfield Gas. An Ohio papor advertises for a sood proctical printer, who would tako charge. of n mechanical department of 0 newspa. per office, read proof, moko solections.scrib bio a paragraph when necessary, rock tho cradle, dig potatoes, cut wood, ond go with fiAi.s to 6inging school and neighboring quillings. An individual who was honored wilh a. serenade by snme nf his friends ono night! very uncourioousiy toiu them tliev miht sow his wood if they saw fit, but os for making a useless noise about tho house, ho would not stand nny such nonsense Hiisrdvk. Persons extremely reserved am liko old onnamnllod watches which had paint ed covors, that hindered your seeing what o'clock it was. Walpolc, Tho Picnyuno lolls n slnry of a fellow who said ho shniild'nt enro so much about tho misquilocs biting him, if they did'nt -! brag so liko tlini.der beforehand. ,

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