M. S. Wilson. of the Bcikshirc Coflee Monse, Lonox, writes ns follows to the editor of the Massnchusetts Ploughman : For the last ton or twelvoyenrs, I have been in the hnbil of preserving reen currants in considerable qunnlities, for domeslic use, find ihem nol only a luxury. but a great convenience. My mode o preserving ihcm is simpily ihis: I gather the cjirants while green or belbre they turn red, put ihem into dry glass botile, cork and seal tlieni in the cellar, in Ã©uch Ãt posilion ns is most convenient. Ãn llus manner green currnnts have been preserve in my cellar for years. 1 have also preserved goosberries in the same manner, and with equal success. I have green etinant pios on my table at all sensons of the yetfr, Vhen other green fruit cannot be readily optained. And if you, orany of your friendo, will cali at my house, 1 shall be happy la wait upon, nnd furnish you with green currant pies, at anyseason of the year. Snrur Tkkk. - ProvidÃ¨nce has r.ot only been bountiful in a supply of food out even of raimeut. In tlio forest Ã³f Oionoko (South AmericaJ there i's n tree Vhich oficn at'tains tho heighi of fi'fiy feel. The nntives mttko shirts of the bark of this tree, wfrich' requires only to' bo stripÃ³Ã¶ off, und to 6e derived Ã³f iis fibroÃ¼s purts. The nativas wear these shirts in rainy seasons, which, according to Humboid, ure equai to any of our Muckmloshcs to keep out thoFins ij Roxbury Mass. - On Sunday morning Ifnf, boiweon lvi and 1 u'clock, stable on Roxbury Hill, was discovered lo bo on fire, and was soon destruyod with most of its contenÃ, hay, harnesses &c Twelvc horses pcrislied. Nnu of them bclonged to Mr. Ilorace King. proprieior ofu Imo of Boston and Roxbury Omnibuscs, nn-i two beloiiged loa Mr. Dunbar. Somc small buildings occupied by Irish families alsp took fire, and onc of ihem was destroyed. Convictio-n op Mail Robbtbks. - Al lbo assizos of the U. S. Court. beid last week at Cunandnigun. JurJfÃ¯H Non presiding, Jamex Logan and Jltil Thotn).. sou, c!i:rred with rubbiog the GfÃ©a! Mail from BulFalo to Kria, Pa., via WosllieM, in April last, were indicted and convicted nf thut ofTencc, nnd sentencej lo States P rison - Logan for four yoars,nnd Tliomjson for six. Wak at tiÃe Cate of Good Hoib. - Tho N. V. Ilorald lias r.ews frotn llio C:po of Good Hope to the 29. h of April. Tho CÃ¡flVÃ¼ tribes have commRiiccd hoÃ¡tilitios gninst llie Burghcr inhubitasils of ihccjlony. Col. Hare. Lt. Guv. oftlu; Eastorn District of thecolony, by proclamation. has declufed tiic colouy under martial law. The Herald gives the delaÃ¼sof tne various skirmishi's o( the Uurgner iuhaditants nf'rho Cape assistdd by the Hritish troops and natives. The vessrl brings the prinled despatcli es of Cul, Somefiscf, nd ofliceis, conimandinj ttie Iroops in CiifFrdaiul. W'hnnevcr the recular iroops could Ijring ihe CaÃ'iCs to the field, thi-y were checkcil or rpulsed ; bul by dnecting tlnir rnovfiiients to tho piost-cution oio tlesultory warfare, the Call'ies are harrassing tho Biitish '.roops - cttting uil' ibeir supplies, &c. In ihe several skirmishes, ihe Bntish are said to lmve lost two captains, onc sub altern, and 19 rank and filo, killec' and wounded.Tuk Chinksk kansom. - Anoiher instnlment of the Cliin.-ce ratisom. or rathÃ©r the expenses which Ãhe celestial empire uireed to pay on account of tho laus w, , bas arrivrd at tho royal mint. U carne in iiine wagons, cacli druwn by tb reo horses, and o cart drawn by two hor sos. The t re asure was (TÃ¨pÃ¶sttÃ©ff Ãn boxes, nnd consialcd of fil'ty-six lons of gold and .zilver which will undfigo iho sniclting proces pievious to its covurtion uito coin ol the realm. ThÃ¨'vÃ¶loÃ¶ is upwatds of half a million storling. Tlie Ireasuie was escorted f rom Purisniouth, via Southamplon Railwny to London. by a dcinclnnenl of ilie military. The last instalmeiit of the ransom is expected h a few week.s. - [London )apt;r. OC13' A fond Li'rl in order to prevent her lover fioni goingto the wai.threvv a basin of hot water or; bis foot the dav bcfore bis company (the Cincinnati Grays) was to mareb. But he bound up bis walker, and marched wiih the rest, the poer fjirl do claiing tlh'U s!io "mennt il all in kindness." head is tbru-t (liroVigh one end, and ibe latern holes are cut to admit ihe arms. The dvvÃ©lling houso of Mr. John Cilley, in London, Monroe county, wus consÃ¼med by firo on the 9th instant, with all its contents.The PeucissiÃ¼n Lock. - Our readers are already ware of iho decided ailvatilagc our Aiiiilery had in rapi tily of service over tliat of' ihe Moxicaus, nhhotigh vcry ar inferior in ncutiher fo fie l.iticrBesidii the omlciful pitrh of pcrleclion (o which tliat arrn of o:ir military power is now carr'wd, : great deal of ihe cicdit mus! be yiveu io the exccllenl invention of lÃ¯iÃ¨ percussiofi lock. and wafer priner. It ' )oars we have had the advantapo of tho.se two inventions l'ut spver.nl years and yot, iicrt-lilile ns ii may nppi-ar, Shaw ihu iuvenlor has nut yt-t received auy rciujnicraliuu althouijh the failb of our ovei ntnenl .;tands pledgcd to do hint jusiice. He reet ived a very serious injnry by ft percusson cap expludmg' in his hand whil CÃ¶nducui)}: the exporimonU oidertd hy ihe War Dejartinfnt. Two cominÃ¯uees of the House of Repieseutalives reponed in liiÃ¡ favor, also a bilÃ passed ihe Senate iur hi-3 relief hul did not come befoie the House. L(Ã¯. us h'o; G tiiattho recent tri iimphs wc in o moasure owÃ© te him, will eause his just claim to meet attenlion.