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Very unfavourable accounts from the wine districts continue to reach Paris. The recent slorms had been general, but could not of course have done much injury to the corn crops. A me- lancholy accident occurred during the tempest of Sunday, the 2nd inst. A battalion of the 51st Regiment, while on its march from Mezieres to Wisseinbourg, was struck by lightning. 200 men were knocked down by it, a)) of whom, so great was the concussion, bled profusely from the mouth, eyes, and ears but it is consolatory 10 add that two only of them were killed. French paper. On Wednesday, from daybreak to sunset, a continuous flight of locusts of vast height and width passed through and over the town of Calais, taking the direction of the low countries. Se- veral from two to three inches in length weie secured. The corporation of llllhoa, in the north of Spain, have sent an address to the lord mayor of London, thanking him for his ex- ertions to put an end to the contest in Spain. His loidship some time since presented a petition to the Queen on the subject. Letters from Genoa state that all commercial relations be- tween Spain and Sardinia had ceased the Spanish Ambassador had been recalled, and it was even asserted that several Sardi. nian vessels had been taken by Spanish cruisers. EMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATESâThe tide of emigra- tion still runs strongly towards the United States. Most of the the ships which sail for the States, but particularly these for New York, carry out large numbers of steerage passengers. Among the emigrants are many families from Germany, who, landing at IInll, travel by the Leeds and Liverpool èanallll ihis port, where they embark. Several boats on the canal have been wholly occupied by these families .âLive.pool paper. The torrent and the hlast can mar the loveliest sccnes in na ture. War, wilh Ills ruthless hand, may rival the elements in then work of destruction but it is passion alone that can lav waste the human heart the whirlwind and the flood have duration 111 their existence, and have bounds for their furv the earth recoveis from the devastation of the conflict with* a fertility that seems enriched by the blood of its victims; bin there are feelings that no human agency can limit, and mental wounds which are beyond the art of man 10 heal.âCooper. Mother, said a little fellow the other day" is there any harm in breaking egg shells? Certainly not, my dear, but why do you ask 1", Cause I dropt the basket jist now, and see what a mess I m in with the yolk." At a village in the wilds of Kent is written over a dooi, BUBDON, surgeon, carpenter, man-midwife, andschooimaster; likewise fine pens and teeth diawn by the maker. Also a cu- rious assortment of blacking-balls." THL M II.IIARY PROFESSION.âMen's sensibility to the evil of war has been very much blunted by the deceptive show, the costume, thwsp)cnduur)nwhichwa))sarrayed. its horrors are hidden under its dazzling dress. To the multitude, ihe- sensus are more convincing reasoners than the conscience. In youth, the penod which so often receives impressions for life, we cannot detect, in the heart-stirring fife and drum, the true music of war, the shriek of the npwty-wounded, or the faint moan of the dying. Arms glittering in the sunbeam do not remind us of bayonets dripping wiik^lood. To one who re- flects, there is something shocking in^pese decorations of war. If men must fight, let them wear the badges which become their craft. It would shock us to see a hangman dressed out in scatf and epaulette, and marching with merry music to the place of punishment. The soldier has a sadder work than the hangman. His oilice is not to despatch occassionally a single criminal; he goes to the slaughter of thousands as free from crime as him- self. The sword is worn as an ornament and yet its use is to pierce the heart of a fellow-creature. As well might the butcher p,trade before us his knife, or the executioner his axe or halter. Allow war to be necessaiyâ still it is a horrible neces- sity a work to fill a good man with anguish of spirit. Shall it he turned into an occasion of pomp and merriment ? To dash out men's brains, to stab them to the heart, to cover the body with gashes, to lop off the limbs, to crush men under the hoof of the war-horse, to destroy husbands and fathers, to make wi- dows and orphans, all this may be very necessary but to attire men for this work with fantastic trappings, to surround this fearful occupation with all the circumstances of gaiety and pomp, seems as barbaious as it would be to deck a gallows, or to make a stage for dancing beneath the scaffold. I conceive, that the military dress was not open to as much reproach in former times as now. It was then less dazzling, and acted less on the imagination, because it formed less an exception to the hahits of the times. The dress of Europe, not many centuries ago, was fashioned very much after what may be called the h.ir- fcquinstyte. That is, it affected strong colours and strong contrasts. This taste belongs to lude ages, and has passed tway very much with the progress of civilization. Thc TJlilildr.Y' diess alone has escaped the reform. The military man is the only harlequin h it us from ancient times. It is time that his dazzling finery were gone, that no longer threw a pernicious, glare over his terrible vocation.-Dr. Chaiming. Friendship, the wine of life, should, like a well-stocked cellar, be continually renewed and it is consolatory to think, that although we can seldom add what will equal the generous first growth of our youth, yet friendship becomes insensibtyotdin) much less time than is commonly imagined, and not many years are required to make it mellow and pleasant: warmili, will no doubt make a very considerable difference men of af- fectionate temper and fancy, will coalesce a great deal SOOIICI than those who are dull and rold.âRosioetl. _n