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Swearing in Hebrew. --Some five or six years ago, in one of the trains of cars running between Newark and Jersey City, N. J. there was young naval officer who was constantly intermingling his conversation with the most profane oaths. A young lady was so s ared that she could not but hear every time he swore. At first, she bore it with perfect equanimity; then as it continued and rather to crease into the shocking character of his imprecations, she began to grow fidgety and her eyes flashed. We knew a bolt would soon be shot, and that it would strike him — It came directly. 'Sir, can you converse in the Hebrew tongue?' 'Yes,' was the answer, in a half re, but sightly sheering tone. "Then," was the reply, "if you wish to swear any more you would greatly oblige me, and probably the rest of the passengers also, if you would do it in Hebrew" I watched him. His color came and went — now red, now white. He looked at the young lady, then at his boots, then at the ceiling of the cars;
Death from hydrophobia. --Patrick Smith, residing in Newark, N. J., died on Saturday from hydrophobia. Some two months since he was bitten in the hand by a small dog with which he was playing. In his anger he at once stamped upon and killed the dog, but not having any reason to believe that he was mad, Smith paid little attention to the wound, which soon healed. On Friday last, having previously experienced some pain in the finger in which he had been, bitten, he called upon Dr. Dodd and complained to him of general indisposition. The Doctor found him suffering from such symptoms as usually accompany delirium tremens, and after prescribing certain remedies, advised Smith to go home and go to bed. On Saturday morning Dr. Dodd called upon his patient, and during the visit discovered in his actions the unmistakable symptoms of hydrophobia. He lingered in greapugony until 2 o'clock in the afternoon, when death put an end to his sufferings.
er boy, of Cincinnati, was struck in the forehead, over the right eye, by a buckshot, which lodged between the skull bones — a severe wound, but not dangerous. He fell, and, rising again, he took two more shots at the enemy. Geo. W. Darling, of Newark, was shot in the left arm. David Edson, of Barnesville, Belmont county, slightly wounded in the right arm; Jos. Backus, of Newark, slightly wounded in the left leg; Wm. Dening, of Hamilton, Butler county, had the skin above his right ear cutNewark, slightly wounded in the left leg; Wm. Dening, of Hamilton, Butler county, had the skin above his right ear cut by a ball; seven or eight of the men received scratches, and had their clothing riddled.--Capt. Lawson and his men are confident that some were killed in the bridge. Seven were killed outside of the bridge. All accounts agree that the rebels were about 300 strong, mostly Georgians, including 40 horsemen, armed with Sharpe's carbines. Gen. McClellan is much pleased with the gallantry of the men, but severely censures the expedition. Col. McCook took command of the advance, and moved
Uncle Sam's men. --The Newark (N. J.) Daily Mercury complains bitterly of the insolence and the thievish propensities of the United States troops. These men enter beer saloons, restaurants, stores, etc., and after ordering anything that may suit their fancy, refuse to pay the bill. Of course a row follows, and the police rush in but even the city authorities are resisted, and the United States officers excuse their men by saying that "Uncle Sam's men are boss of the police!" Just a foretaste of the military despotism Scott, Lincoln & Co. propose to inaugurate.
Remarkable winds on the Prairies --Effect on the Crops.--A correspondent of the Newark (N. J.) Daily Advertiser, writing from Henry, Illinois, June 17th, describes the effect of the hot winds on the prairie crops: "The fierce and blasting winds that frequently sweep across the prairies unobstructed for many miles by timber, form a feature in our western experience with which your eastern people are happily unacquainted — Very frequently one will see a house braced on its eastern sides with strong poles, and the dwellers therein are often in great fear. We have recently had two or three days of these severe winds, which reminds us of the burning simoon. I have seen clouds of sand sweep across the prairies fifty feet in height, resembling snow blasts, and covering the corn of five or six inches high, so as entirely to obliterate it. "The winds to which I have referred as prevailing here have a blighting effect on all vegetation, parching the leaves off the trees, and w
The great speech of Senator Breckinridge. The Newark (New Jersey) Journal pays the following just compliment to the recent patriotic speech of Senator Breckinridge, in the United States Senate. Though surrounded by the bayonets of forty thousand Federals, his manly voice rang out in trumpet tones in rebuke of the President and his usurpations: The Voice of a Patriot.--Hon. John C. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, occupied the attention of the Senate on Tuesday, in discussing the resolution approving the unconstitutional acts of the President. His speech is a master piece of logical eloquence, judging from the telegraphic abstract which has reached us. It is a noble defence of the Constitution and the laws, against the usurpations and tyranny of the Executive, in plunging the country into a sectional, civil war, without warrant of law or legal authority. Mr. Breckinridge contended that Congress, by resolution, could not make constitutional what is unconstitutional by the s
By the fall of a building in Newark, N. J., on the 5th instant, two boys named Charles Swann and Francis Marsh were badly injured, and a son of Alderman Parkhurst was killed.
Edw. P. Wilder, a mining engineer by trade at Newark, New Jersey, was arrested last Saturday charged with attempting, through a son-in-law in Virginia, to sell to the Confederate Government a rifle battery invented by him.
Competition among the bakers. --The bakers in Newark, N. J., are competing with each other on the size of the leaves they turnish, and are publishing placards, each man stating how large an amount of the staff of life he gives in one loaf.
"Scene" in a Church. --An excitement occurred in the House of Prayer (Episcopal) at the service on Fast Day. The officiating clergyman, Rev. Mr. Sterns, who has been temporarily supplying the place of Rev. Mr. Shackelford, in his discourse, pointedly justified the course of the South, and denounced the North. Several members of the congregation left the house, while others hissed, and the leading vestryman demanded and procured the manuscript, which has been laid before the U. S. District Attorney.--Newark (N. J.) Mercury.
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