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Iron Hoiises. - The immense loss and suffering occasioo?d by fire, should draw the attention of the public to the importance of houses. The following is from the Liverpool Times: The frightful earthquakes in the West Indies, in which thebrick and stone buildings ot' whole towns have been leveled to the ground, and the wooden ones consumed by the fires which usually burst out after the overthrowof theother buildings, have drawn the attention of many persons residing in those districts which are subject io these awfnl visitations, lo the advantages of houses constructed of iron, which have been found to withstand the shocks of the severest earthquakes uninjured, and which are, of course, proof againstsuch conflagrations as that which swept away, at Point a Petre, in Guadaloupe, all that the earthquake had spared. Sometime ago we gave an account of an iton palace built by Mr. W. Laycock of this town, for the use of one of the chiefs of the African coast. We find that this article has attracted much attention in several of the West India Islands, as well as in Nova Scotia and in the East Indies, and Mr. Laycock has since received almost innumerable inquirios and application for plans of iron houses from difTerent parts of the world. He has now in his workshop just finished, a ncat iron coitage, which he has just built for the use :wo maiden ladies residing in the island of St. Lucia.A Car e f ui Spouse. - At a polytechnic exhibltion in Liverpool, got up by the Mechanics' Institute, a newly-married man expressed a determinaron to "go down va the divingbell." "Oh, don't, my dear!" exclaimod the bride: "it must bedangerous." The bndegroom was obstinate; and at length finding her entreaties unavailing, his loving Beatrice snnk her demand into a compromiso. "I f you will go down, my dear," said shc, "and peril your wilo's happiness, fot me beg of you to go down in your óld coat!"A BeofMittc Wedding.- We avenal ed by invitation at the Alien street Presbyterian Church, last evening, to witness a marriage ceremony, in whichtwo deafmutes werft the principáis. The building was thronged with spectators. The Rev. Mr. Carey, one of the teachers at the Deal and Dumb Instilute, ar rived a short time before 8 o'clock, and at thnt hour the bridegroom, Mr. J. VV. Jennings, and the bride, Miss Mary Ann Reves, proceeded up the middle aisle, and stood in front of the railing. The clergyman then proclaimed'that if there wtre any objeclions to the marringe, they should be declared. None were made, of course. The attendants were two dea f mutes, and the party were intelligent and fine looking people. The exhortation, the questions to the befrothed, and the prayer, were all expressed in the language of signs. A Bible was presented the bride, a very pretty girl, and the whole aflair concluded with some salutations upon her fair cheeks, and a great shaking of hands. It was an interesting speetecle. N. Y. True Sun. Incidents of the Race. - The Long Island raco on Tuesday was quite a windfall to our brother paragrnghers. The Brooklyn Advertiser records the following: A carriage containing a southern lady (Creóle) was shatlered by coming in contact with another vehicle. "Nevermind that," said the lady, as she gathered herself up, "1 have come from Mobile to be present at the races: I have won $2000, and can aflbrd to meet with an accident." A posse of gentlemen on horseback camedown Fulton street, having their pocket books tied on their whipstocka. A token they were empty. Another posse followed with their hands full of loose bank notes. They were winners.An apple woman on her way to the race course in a cart, Tuesday morning, rehuestedthe driver to let her walk a short distance, as she was too much crowed. She had hardly rcached the ground when she was delivered of a fine boy, in a few minutes afterwards of a hearty girl! About every tenth roon that returned from the races by the way of Fulton street, after four o'clock, was intoxicated, and half the remainder fuddled. It is rumored that one man in New York bet on Fashion to the amount of 860,000. A company of southerners carne down Fulton street, about 7 o'clock, performing cavalry exercise at the command of one of their number. They were winners and of course appeared highly clated. Rev. M. Paxton, a Cutnberland Presbterian, a genutue Virginian, and formerly slaveholder, Btated that Ibe congregaron of whicJi he had chargé, "in their associated capaciTr," own seventy slavee. The church bires thom out from year tü year, and the proceette are tbe chief item with which they pay the ealary of iheir pastor. A Windall (o Famty Wrigkt.-Qptie a windfall has come to Fanny Wright. An uncle in Scotland haB recenlly died, and left her aproperty worlh L100,000. She is now in Jersey Cuy, and will remain in tbis country for a few tveekp, for the purpose of taking certa in necessary legal steps prelimipary to taking possesiionof tbis magniScent legacy. -Herald.■ t St. Patrick. - A gentleman traveling in Ireland was desirous of seeing ome of the saintiy reiica belonging to a convent, and o : being show by a prieet two opparently very old skulls, one thac of a child, the other seemingly that of a grown person, askcd to whom tbey belonged, when the priost replied, "The larger one was that of St. Patrick- the maller one that of the same taint when a boy." Shooting a Slave.- The Baltimore American says:- "We learn upon the auUiority of a letter f rom Charles County, Md.,received by a gentlcnan ofthiscity, a young man named Matthews, a nephew of General Matthews, and whose fat her, it is believec', holds an office at Washington, killed one of the slaves uponhis father's farm hy 6hooting him. The jeiier statea that younjr Matthews bad been left in charge of the farm; that he gave an order to the servant wbich was disobeyed; when he proceeded to tb house, o! tained a gun, and, returning, 6hot the servant. He immediately. the letter continúes, fled to his father'6 residence, where !ie still remaina unmolested." The Rebelhon in the Uuiverstty of Virginia. - The students, it eeem., commenced a series of 'Calalhumpian' concertf, which were forbidden by the professore, and ono difficulty led to anotbcr anti) tbc interposición of the military was rhuuglit indispensable. Surce efTurts Iilvc ei nee been made towards a recconcilintion, and a set of resolution were pas.sed by the students at a formnl mccling for that purpose, but the riotcra refuscd to eign ilieir namcd to them. Thk IJuTcmf005S visited Sing-Sing Prisoii, in New Vork on Sunday last, and took part in tli e chapel services, "A friend who vvas present," the Tribune says, "aesures us that the -cene was indoscribably touching, and that the music (which was cntirely of a ' reliffious characirr ,) evident ly produced tho happiest efièct upon the prisoners. In tbc ' Fcmale prison AIy Mother's Bibté' wis sung amiust the half-stifTed snba of the convict and the tesro of the keepers and the f-pecta.tors .S. P. Chasc.- Jt ia 6aid that ihc coiored people of this city are-about to present S. P. Chase, Esq , a splendid silvcr pitcher, for his dismtereste d and eble nervices in advocating the case of Watson. The pitcher is to bear the following inscription: "A tokon of gntitude to S. P. ehase, Eq., from the coiored people of Cincinnati, for his eloquent advocacy of the Righls of man, in the case of S amuel Wntson wlio was cloimed nsafugitiveslave, in February 1845- Cin. Timts. The President ofihe recently oxplotiedBank ofSt. Clairwrote to a friend tiat owing to s-mo important circumstancef, the bank hd been 'obliged to pause in its opera tions!' We feor the pavse will be a long one; and that there have been too many long pnws in the safety chest. Very "important circumstance1' indeed - Kost. M, il. Henry Cloy haB been presrntfd, (aa we 80inetime swcg stated,) with a eilver saíver, worjh 8800, by the Whi ladie of Ttov, in thia State. It arrived ffafely at Ashland, ac companied by a very nent note, and was ocknowledged by Mr. CJa? nhis best manner. Teart of the Hero of Aualcrdtz Who forgeta the anecdofe of Nopoleon and the village bella of Sreaiat? He was riding lale one day overa baule-field, gazing stern and unmoved on the dying and the dead that strewed the ground by thousands arounihim, when suddenly those evrning bella" etruck up a meny peal . The Eroperor paused to listen; his heart was softened; memory was busy with the past; he was no longer the conqueror of Austerfitz, btit the innocent, hap py school-boy al Brpntz: and dismounting from bis horse, he seat d himself on the stump of an old tree, and to the astonishment of Rapp, wbo relates the ei reu m sta nee, buret into tears. The rock was smitten, and the living waters carne gusbing from H. Healhen .vthors.-Ve edúcate our children in one religioD, then exptct them to practice anolher. Cram Ihetn with books of heathen philosophy, and then bid them go and be good Chrisiians. We teach them to admire the héroes and gods of the old poets, when there is hnrdly a hero and certainly not a god who would not be tried in our country and executed on our gibbtes.Post Office Regulatwn.- The P. M. General has estsblished thO folio w ing regulation, to take effect on the firet day o July: "Money for newspaper subsenptions not exceeding $10 in each caae, may be paid to n Post mast er for the purpose of being paid to the publisher of a newapnper at any otber office. The P. M. is iu snch case, to give to the pereon paying tbc money, a receipt therefor, and to advise forthwith the Postmastar, who is to pay said amount of euch deposit. Upon presentation of this receipt, the amount is to be be paid over. The Poslmaster receiving the araount, is to debit bimself therewith in his account, and the Postmaster paying that amount, is to credit bimself therewith in hisaccount uf contingent expenses."


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