's “observations.” --A curious discovery was made at the national observatory at Washington
, from which Lieut. Maury
On attempting to use some of the instruments for observation, it was found that a large tree had grown up in front of them so as to completely obstruct the view-thus giving conclusive evidence that the instruments have not been used for years!
A striking commentary on the manner in which the seceding superintendent discharged his duties.
Workmen are now cutting away the mute but unimpeachable witness against him.--N. Y. Tribune, Sept