The house of Nathan Frye, at Salem, was struck by lightning on the 30th April, and much injured. What is remarkable about this case is the fact that it was supposed this house was thoroughly protected by two large rods, very properly put up and tipped with gold.— [Exchange. [We have been informed that these large rods terminated in charcoal, and ran up part of the way, after being carried down some distance. They were, therefore, not correctly arranged. Lightning rods should always terminate in moist ground, a well, or cistern. Jesse Hutchinson, of the Hutchinson Family of Singers, died at Cincinnati last week, at a Water Cure establishment in that city. He was on his way home from California, where he had been sick for a long time. It is stated that a proposition tor the annex -ation of the Sandwich Islands, is now before the administration at Washington.