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We copy the fbllowing pnragrophs from a patnphlet just issued by Brown & White, bell founders in New York : We have 1000 pouod beils that have been heard at a distflnceof six or eight miles ; while othera of equal weight and quaüty are not heurd more than three or four miles. We are inelined to the opinión, ihat a groat den] dependa upon the locfimt, as wel] as apon tho marmer, in wliich the heil room is built. We find that bells are heard mueh further in those towers whore the bell room is left open without blinda, and with the top cciled immediatl y abnve thewindows. 'J'he largest bells are not ilways heard at the greatest distanee - f'or instance, the bell in the City Ilall park in this city, weighing 22,000 pounds, cannot be beard as f' as ono located in the üjiper part of the city, weighing only 11,000 poundn. A cun-Mis imident relativo to the diftnnce that bells are heard, is related of the large bell in the tower oí St. Paui's Galhedral in London England : A Boldier, .tanding Kentry at Windsor, twenty one miles from London, v ;p aecucod ol eleeping while standing on stiard, and was c ndemned to he shot. The poor soldier insistsd, although üondemned to death, that he was nnt pleeping, but listening to the clock in London ; and f-tated that the bell, instead ot striking ttvelve, really Btruck tkirteen, and so eurnest wuh his stnte ment, that a meeenger was sent to London to ase rtain the faots in the case. It prove(j true on the night in question, the bell was bv accident Btruck thirteen times insteud of twelvo - wiiieh proved the statement of the soldier, that he heard ihe etrjking t'en tv one miles distaDt, was true. His lile Vías íítved. J3Lr One day last week, a lady living in this county, a few miles from the city, brought a parcel to one of the Express oflices to forward to her husband in the arniy. It contained some artioles that she luid carefully prepared with her own bands. two little cliildrcu were with her The olerk looked at the name and address, and turiicd away to hido lus emotion. That very morning, one of tbose ounnous boxes which orowd our trains from the South had arrived with the name upon it which was upon the parcel. The remaios of the husbaud and father were at that moment at the depot. The sbock to the poor lady was terrible. How many thousand heartbreaking scones are enaoting evory day.


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