Rochester, Monroe, NY
Fri May 6, 1853
In this city, last evening, Edwin C. WARNER, youngest son of Matthew G. WARNER, Esq., aged 20 years.
-Funeral at the house of his father, on Union st., to-morrow (Saturday) afternoon, at 8 o'clock.
In New York, on the 4th inst., Calvin R. BROWN, late of this city.
-Friends of the deceased are invited to attend his funeral from the residence of Isaac POST, No. _86 North Sophia street, to-morrow (Saturday) morning, at 10 o'clock.
ARRIVAL OF CURIOSITIES - The brig Magnet, which lately arrived at this port from St. Johns, brought among her cargo eleven fat seals, and what is more singular, an ice monkey. This animal was found in the Artic regions by Dr. HARVEY, a gentleman who has been engaged for some time in hunting seals. When found, his monkeyship appeared to be enjoying the blissfulness of his situation by dodging about, in a manner so peculiar to the tribe, sundry icebergs frozen in the ice. The monkey, so far as has been elueidated, live entirely on the ice, subsisting on fish, and to relieve the monotony of his quiet life, he socially communes with the many walruses and seals that occasionally poke their noses out of the water and struggle about. The seals are to be sent to the World's Fair Exhibition -- [Boston Transcript.
Mr. BRYANT, Editor of the New York Evening Post, who is traveling in the East, writes that "the ancient bigotry of the Moslems is fast relaxing. Not only do the Turks get drunk like Christians, of which I was sorry to see some examples on board the Austrian steamer that brought me hither from Beyroot, but they submit to contact with the Christians, and do not think themselves, as they once did, contaminated by it; and they suffer our presence in their most holy places."
AWKWARD MISTAKE - A fine stone church was lately built in Missouri, upon the facade of which, the stone cutter was ordered to cut the following as an inscription: "My house shall be called the house of prayer." He was referred for accuracy to the verse of Scripture in which these words occur, but unfortunately he transcribed, to the scandal of society, the whole verse: "My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves."
Gale on Lake Ontario - Vessel Wrecked.
A heavy gale from the North-east, swept over Lake Ontario and last night, and we regret to state it has been attended with serious disasters to the shipping. Two schooners were wrecked near the harbor of Genesee, and it is not improbable that we shall hear of wrecks at other points along the south shore.
The schooner Vincennes of Sandusky, from the upper Lake, bound for Oswego, attempted to make this harbor last night during the gale, but did not succeed, and went ashore east of the east pier. It is probably that she will prove a total loss.
A small schooner, name unknown, laden with lumber, from some of the Canada ports was wrecked just east of the Vincennes. We have no further particulars in relation to her, but do not learn that any lives were lost.
The steamer Niagara from Oswego, attempted to get into our harbor sometime about midnight, but did not succeed, and stood off up the lake. We presume she went to Niagara River. We are often visited by a gale that prevents steamers from coming into the river.
P.S. Since the above was written, we learn from Deputy Collector SHAW, that the Vincennes will probably be saved though her cargo will prove mostly a lost. The other schooner was the New Haven, and she with her cargo will probably be saved. The Niagara steamer made three attempts to get in before she gave up.
The Cataract from Lewiston, came in about 2 this morning, and owing to high water in the river, had a wheel somewhat damaged by striking the dock.