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to the fortress on the west, and a bo- A PERFECT MADÝAN.- A man har dy of arned wen carrying lights in- been confined in the Philadelphia Asge stantly sallied forth and hurried to. lum for the Insane, for picking a prin: wards the side of the moat. Gilbert, ter's pocket! He must have been bo meanwhile, swam for bis life. Guided rest of his senses to undertako to rob by the lorches, which served to dis- a printer. cover his enemiers rather than to be. tray hiin, he effected a secure landing. EDITORIAL SENSIBILITY — The fase But before he had climbed the steep cinating Miss C.'s grand soiree, 697, bank, he was observed by a soldier, Broadway, will be giren to-morrow 2 whn, making towards him, sbonted to length, with the usual poetical embel, bis comrades for assistance. In the lismenis. wlien we talk or think of struggle that ensuod, the torch borne lovely or interesting young women ! by the soldier was extinguished, and always feel poetical, and as if Ince bursting from him, Gilbert darted at cupied the next apartment to Paradise a swift pace up Tower hill. His New York Morning Herald. pursuers were close upon him. But, well acquainted with the spot, he con DRUNKOLOGY.-The New Orleans Sun trired to baffle them, by Ainging tells of a machine which has been in. himself beneath the permanent scaffold, vented “out Soath," which enables & then standing upon the "row of the man to tell when he is getting too eminence, and thus elnded observation. drunk to walk. It is called a fuddleAs soon as his foes had passed, he ometer, and gives a timely warning by struck off swiftly to the left, and leap. bitting a fellow suddenly under the ing a low wall, skirted All hallows short ribs the moment he has goo Church, and speedily gained Tower. lenough. street."-Ainsworth's Tower of London.

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STONE BAROMETAR. A Findland This monument of ancient hospitality Newspaper mentions a stone in the is mouldering in a damp vanlt quite northern part of Findland, which serres empty. The celebrated Tun of Ko. the inhabitants instead of a barome. pigstein was said to be the most capatar. This stone which they call 11. cious in the world, holding 1,869,336 makiur, tarps black, or blackish grey, pinks: the top is railed in and it af. when it is going to rain, but on the forels room for 20 people to regale approach of fine weather it is cover- themselves. There several weled with white spots. Probably it is a come.cups which are offered to stran. fossil mixed with clay, and consisting gers that they may drink: on them of rock-salt, ammoniac, or salt.petre are latin inscriptions which

sav the which according to the greater or less Tuin was built by Frederick Augustus degree of dampness of the atmosphere, King of Poland and Elector of Sarattracts it, or otherwise : in the latter ouy, in 1725. Mr. Meux of Liquor case the salt appears, which forms the poud street, Grav's Inn Lane can white spots. - Mirror.

shew 24 ressels containing in all 85,000 PROBDINNAG Beer Casks. At Hei, barrels, one alone holds 4.500 barrels,

In the year 1790 this brewer built delberg on the river Neckar there was

another which contai:ed near 12,000 a Tun made in 1664 which held 600 Ands. This was emptied and knock- barrels, valued at about £20,000. A ed to pieces by the French in 1688. dinner was given to 200 people at the

bottom of it and 200 more joined tho But a larger one was afterwards fa. bricated which held 800 Hhds. It was

company to drink success to this un.

rivalled vat.-Ibid. formerly kept full of the best Rhenish wine, and the Electors have given We have bad an opportunity of in. any entertainments on its platform. specting the process for manufacturing

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an entirels nef species of tissue and graving: it was executed hy' Didier, tapestry, which was originally juvent- Petit, & i'n. We learned that there ed or discovered by Ni. E. Parry, and were 1,000 Wireads in each square which, we understand, las been inch (French), in both the warp and cured hy patent, and which, as the the woot; and ibat 24,000 bands of material is produced in our orn colo. card were used in the manufacture, nies, promises to become an artiele of each band large enough to receive great commercial value. In particular, 1,050 holes.

Owing to the 'black we would refer to sumo coverings of Threads passing under them, the tone chairs and tapestry, which have been of the highest light was grey, thungb especially ordered by her Majesty for this was scarcely perceptible. Tho the palace. It bears so strong a re- great difficulty to he prereome, was, semblance to șilk of the best kind, it is said, the keeping the broad mar. that it is difficuli, witliout a minute gin round the picture perfectly eren examination to discover the vifference. in colour, and regular at the lines' The material of which it is composed, forming the edge of the picture.is the fibre of the banana, aloe, and Mechanic's Magazine. other trecs and plants which are found

West India islands, and by FAREWELL TO HOME. tery accurate experiments, made by order of the French Gorernmeni, theo have been found on an average to ex

(Mein Lebercohl.) cerd the strength of hemp by one. Let me now recall the pleasures fourth. The experiments were made That dwell around my native home; at Toulou, upon curila, which had Let me count once more ile treasures, been six months exposed to the air, 'Ere in distant lands I roam. and an equal time immersed in the If I pass yon Alpine mountains,

We understand that the French If I cross you parting sea, Minister of Marine has introduceel Or roam beside Italia's fountains, l'o;es and cables made of this mule. Still home, dear home, I'll think ofthee! rial, into the Royal Navy, and as it Hark! a voice this moment calls me is so much superior to bemp, we see

To my part in honour's strife, reasult why it might not be ad

There to meet whate'er befalls ibe, vantageously employed in the cordage

In the serru career of life. of the royal and commercial natives And in her bright page of glory, of this country.--- Post.

Where her seeds immortal shige, One of the most extraordinary spe.

Say! shall i tero live in srory? cineus of silk weaving ever executei,

Shall a datbless name be mine? was eshihired at Mr. Morrison's late Slok both fame and fortune bless me Courelsuzione given in ihe members With the joys that brightest be, [me of the lustitute of British Architects, Thrilionghi, my home,shall still possess

a portrait of Jarquaril, spre- I'll pilze 1b6a1 most for love of thes. senting that extraordinary man in his For thee ide with sweet emotion, workshop, surrounded by his inple- . I'll sualci thuir garlands from viy brown ments, and plannin, the construction And bear thim hack, with luse's de roting of that beautiful macbinery, which To that deur home', I part from now: now, in its increased perfection, re. turns this testimony in the genius of Come, then, hour of bope and pleasure,

Come, auspicious morning beam, its inventor. This work, wortbily en.

And with the joys of home and leisure, titled, Hommage a .1. 11. Jarquhard," was woren with such trail and deli.

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1841, From 15th February to 22d.-Cloudy skies every day, and strong winds from the North East,' with only two or three slight showers during the week and these were accompanied with heavy thunder and lightning-Very little dew at night.

Thermometer Average.- 71° 6. A. M. 77 0 2. P. M. 75 8. P. M, From February 220 to March 1st.-Generally calm this week, with a close hot feetin in the atmosphere-much thunder and lightning every evening, accompanied with only very slight rains once or twice-The mornings fine and middle of the day bright and hot.

Thermometer Arerage.74° 6. A. M. 80° 2. P. m. 78° 8. P. M. Moderate dew every night.

Operations. These continued the same as last month, on the Coffee plantations, but on the Sugar Estate this dry season is the period when the cures ripen most effectually, and consequently is a busy time in taking off the crop and 'manufacturing Sugar- The slight rains we have experienced have already brought out a partial blossom on the Coffee tree.

From March 1st to the 812,- In the commencement of this week the mornings were misty and calm, and rain in noderase 'quantities fell the two first eveningsmaterwards the days became hot and dry,

Generally moderate breezes from N. E. but when this fails the atmosphere is hot and suliry. Thermometer Average.729 to 74° 6. A.

to 83° 2. P. v. and 77% 8. P. Mi generally,

The blossom on the ('offee trees bas burst out pretty generally within the last day or two, but ibere has been 100 liule rain, and the season is yet too soon on this side of the country to have a full flowering.

From March 8th to 15th.-- Continued dry and hot days, during this period' with bright clear skies mostly, but sometime suddenly getting cloudy about 4. P. M.

No rain-Breeze as usual from N. E. Dew every night in moderate quantities which is regulated by the greater or lesser state of calmness in the ainosphere,

Thermometer Arerage.–74° 6. A. M. 81 ° 2. P. m. 77° 8. P. m.

The petals of the blossomn that came out on the trees last week, have all died off, without any more sbew--more rain is required before a general flowering can take place especially on the other trees which have borne the past year's crop.

Operations - Continue the same-Keeping the plantations clear of weeds for which the present is a good season, as ihe hot sun quickly destroys themOn newly formeil estates, clearing the ground as usual, erecting buildings and works, tracing roads, &c., as they may require, for all which the present dry season is generally chosen, as the planter can now best spare his people for these purposes.

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By the journals which the last mails from England put us in possession, we perceive that there was a more than wonted activity in the literary circles of the “Great Metropolis." The silence which had reigned in " the Row" during the preceding six or seven months seems to have been exchanged for “righte merrie" sounds of bustling business. The literary hemisphere is illumined by the simultaneous appearance of stars of various magnitude from “ Quarto’s" to “Thirty-two's;" —from Father Prout to Tommy Hood ;-from "The History of Europe” in 10 vols., down to “ The History of Little Fanny" in one. The advertising columns of the weeklies present a goodly array of notable names and join in one general chorus of

“ Fresh fish from Helicon !wbo'll buy!Who'll buy?" In good truth it must be a dainty palate that cannot make meal from the rare Christmas fare presented to us.

There are first of all the “Annuals," a species of butterfly-boudoir-literature, which, however trivial in themselves, have nevertheless “ doge the state some service." These little serving-men of Parnassus, in their liveries of green gold and scarlet, have ush,

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