The mountain sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1844-1853, March 24, 1853, Image 1

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From th Western Reserve Chronicle.
Py the sickly, dyiu' embers, warmm' his unfee-
lin members,
In one of those dusty clumbers, down in town,
Jenkins Wiggins wit a try in to darn stocking,
tho' a cryin,
And with every stitch was sighin,' "Peggy
Aad the echoes raock'd, replyin,' "Peggy
"Here in loneliness," he snivelled, "I am dvin,'
love bedrivelled.
Like an aped hcrriu shrivelled, in my gown,
W autiu' wife and wantiu' money, bearin' with at
least a dun a
Day, all for ray charmin' honey. Peggy Er own."
EcLo whispered, "All for money, Peggy Frown!"'
"Tho' I haTe one standiu' collar, than my cars
' a little taller.
Yet my purse is something smaller than the
town ;
And there's not a copper due me, or to clothe
me, or to shoe me ;
Nought but debt is coiuin' to me. Pegey Brown?'
Echo questioned, "comiu' to me, Peggy Brown?"
"Nought have I to hang a hope on, and with
Fate I cannot cope on.
So I'll make and try a rope on, of my gown.
Life is but a cheat in' bubble; so I'm quits with
debt and trouble,
Nor expect my fate to-double, with Miss
Echo answered, "Fate to trouble, with Alias
Brown !"
Then his neck the rope entangled, and "strap
ped" Jenkins dingletl-daugled,
From the bed-post where he strangled, down in
Warniu' Bad to those who falter, when they fail
to lead by halter.
To the inatri-r.ionf-y-al altar, Peggy Brown.
Tyranny of the Petticoats.
"We males swagger and talk of our superior
ity, but only the savage has practical dominion
oCcrthe 'weaker sex,' simply because he bangs
his refractory female in a lordly style! We
don't beat our women, and arc, therefore, slaves:
we ju-e forced to knock under, because we have
fastidious notions of knocking them down!
This may be quite correct ; 1 only state the fact
without commentary. Unbeaten women is a ty
rant. A little blond creature with fair eyes,
fragile figure, whom you could crush in our
manly grasp, somehow or other you find pour
ed!' trembling before her, ns before a crowned
potentate. She bends you to her purpose, to
her caprices, if you quail not before hvr anger,
she rushes into hyateiies! What is helpless,
and above all, clubless man to do? Be meek
and acquiescent."
Of course; no other way, my de-tr sir, if von
want your shirts made to suit you, your old
pants resurrectionized, your dinner kept hot, or
any other little accommodation, (when you arc
in a hurray and can't stop to discuss matters,)
"Clubless man !" 1 like that, I'd like to know
if they don't always rescrt to ARMS when they
intend to subdue us ! I merely ask for informa
tion, as I am on old maid myself! Now there
is no use in trying to drive any of the female
gender (I'm one of the sisters, and feu I myself
qualified to take the floor, Mr. Chairman ! )
There's no necessity of making such a bungling
piece of work of matrimony. Were I a man,
I'd engage to manage any wife you can bring
along. (Between you and 1, I should keep the
bits and reins out of sight!) but I'd do ill She
should be ns docile as a kitten, and believe her
self master of the house too! Oh, pooh! you
don't understand the philosophy of the tiding
'tisn't every man that has a call to be a husband.
Do you suppose if you feed and clothe a wo
man, and keep her warm, that'? tl.p. r" of the
chapter? Pshaw! imagine me to be TOM Fern!
'When I came home from the office, I should take
a microscopic view of my dear Fanny's face to
Eee which way the wind blew. If she looked
dull, from the thousand petty annoyances of
housekeeping, I should just put ray Anus around
her blessed tittle neck, never minding collars
and fixins, aud tell her I didn't care a damaged
cigar whether I had my favorite pudding or not,
if she only loved me. Wouldn't she brighten up,
hey? Do you suppose Fd go starving up and
down the room like a hyena, and knock ovt-r
ier work basket, nnd tread on the baby, and
?break the bell wire, and scowl till 1 looked like
ope of those "gutta percha phizes ?" .No, sir!
"Then Fd kiss her. and tell ner to keep up her
spirits till I came home at night, and we'd have
an early tea, and hear Tommy say his prayeis.
and go tn (well I parsfs't say it, but J'd'rAKr.
her there.) .
'Well, sir, the consequences would he Hie
"Would see 1 was the same fascinating Tom who
begged her on my marrow bents on moonlight
v-ttijv "to m:lie the br.ppiest of men," ai:!
thr ?n't one -woman -in ti thottsr.n.l (trotpi!
tuflt wmv) that wouldn't 'live tit! vou'wrre a
happy s 11 ffy in 'a inolosM r mr. I A to ji uie t
tuft it, defend me in-.m Petty, in ctrurovs .' !"
prefer to ei:0ure (L latnji7y if a refracio-nf ft
male ! I'd rather be C.NDU ti lyrant then OVtR a
Mesnl Favsy
Negro Minstrelsy.
The following account of Western river Min
strelsy, is from a correspondent of the Musical
World. The "Corneelyah," iB a PittsburgTmilt
boat, aud when we saw her down South nearly
a year ago, she was beautiful and fleet enough
to have won poetical praise from a more finish
ed than the one mentioned, if such had been so
fortunate to travel on her.
I am told that some of the negroes on the
boats are free ; and that others are slaves hired
out to the Steamboat Companies ; but it is im
possible lor a stranger to distinguish the slave
from the freeman ; all appear to enjoy the. 'lar
gest liberty.' The waiters are quiet, industri
ous, respectful and attentive ; but the firemen
that inhabit the Plutonic regions "away clown
below," are certain the merriest, drollest, jol
liest set of fellows 1 ever saw. Some of the
f.renieii, I am sorryto add, M-e awfully profane,
but their jests and witticisms, their sons and
dances seem to be their life, day and night ; and
now, when or where they get their rest is more
th. in l ean tell. The last sound one Ireais at
night, and the first at break of day,, is tha mer
ry peal of their stentorian voice. You are lul
led to sleep by their melodies : you awake with
the sound til! ringing in yoir ears.
n listening to the vocal performances of one
of the waiter" on a - boat in which 1 performed
a recent trip from Lou:sv;l!e to St. Luuis. I was
struck not only wish his line voice wiiieh was
really clear an i sonorous' ut also with his pot-try,
or, to uso his own expression, "he made
up his vei-M' as he went along." The theme
011 the. present 'occasion, way the steamboat in
which we wero rapidly gliding up the-Mississippi
whh h bore the i-omatic name ol" Cornelia.
The eb my imppovisatore set forth in his soojr.
s.-nie of the iiox;t prominent merits. ot" th beau
lii! Cornelia her excellent aerommodations. her
great speei!. and her superiority oVer all her ri
vals on the 'Vcslcni wjitevii, always managing
to work in an invitation," to nil travellers to
come on board." One of his soags were sis
fo!lov;s :
Come oil r.b you passengers,
What want to ride fast,
Con-.e on de Corneelyah,
You will uebber be passed.
"Come oil ob you passengers,
Ami know, how to move,
But what wiil she do.
When hr engines gat smoothc
" CiiOEt s ), go it. Corneelyah,
I She i. d boat. F reckon.
VS. ho is -i fast boat ... . .
She nebcr comes In late ;
Lories St. I.ouisat five,
And Cairo at eight ;
But when she is cumin',
I'e ladies d-y will say,
'Behold, it ir Cor.leelyah,
She has c me before day.
Oh. go it Corneelyah,
She is de boat, I reckon."
As a specimen of spontaneous, unhewu poe
try I think, the above should rank high. That
fearful iiitcrrogtitive in the latt two lines of the
first verse,
"But what will she do,
Whin her engines get smoothe ?"
is pregnant with meaning, and can be interpre
ted as many different ways as a presidential as
pirant's political letters.
Let us now go "below," among the fun lov
ing, hard-working firemen. After "wooding
up," and "stirring up" the great fires, and clo
sing the heavy furnace doors with an immense
irii "long pole," one of company turns his shi-
j iiv lace to his comrades, and with a tremendous
' open countenance, strikes up a sort of solo, ad
1 UUtuin, with variations adopted to his taste or
1 vocal powers, at the conclusion of which the
' whole company join in, swelling the chorus to a
; most fearful extent by an accumulation of joucr
j .1 the same pait. There they go, now carroi
! ling a strange melody u sort of serio-comic
j strain, thus :
"I saw my true love weep ;
1 Is card my true love cry.
Away down to Cairo,
This nigga's gwine to die."
Here is another refrain, or rather less poeti
cal pretensions ; but it was given with a more
grinning, shinny countenance, which could not
be withstood, even by Horace Greely.
"I wish I had some 'baccer,
Who'll give ine a chaw tobaccer?
I want a chaw o' 'baccer so bad
I'm almost froze."
This song brought the "'baccer," as I nm told
it invariably does. 1 could not withstand the
appeal, but hastened to the saloon, purchased a
roll of the "invigorator," as called out here,
went back and supplied my entertainers with
tobacco enough for the nijrht, and immediately
retired, to escape their profuse thanks. As 1
left their precints, they struck up a farewell
song, something like the following as near as I
can remember. Premising that "Aur," means
"o7," and "tcr," ''there," I give the firemen's
farewell strain, leaving the reader to imagine
the pleasing train of ideas it must have sugges
ted. Here it is :
"Good night, kind white man,
Good night, kind stranger,
May de angels guard your sleep,
Ajid keep you from all danger.
An' if de biler burst.
May lie not singe your bar.
An' when d snags pokes through your berth,
I hope you'll not be dar."
Th last two lines suggest pleasant ideas on
the Su'ject of lliver and JIarbor Improvements!
A Fair Betobt. A party of wits once sup
ped at a tavern. When tho feast was over one
of fie number called in the hostess.
"Angelique," said he, "1 am going to give
you a lesson in astronomy. Ilaveyou not hear,
of that great platunic year, when everythin
must return to its first coiidinio.i " Know, th;
that in sixteen Shcusand 3 card ve slo.l; be hi i
-gain, on :he ni-c day and at tbe same hour.
'. ill yon :ne os credit till ihn?"
The fccMos hotouie)-. bud her reply.
"Ism pcriWiW willing." Bhe ret. rt d : "bui
isjirst t-.Ixteen thousand vpjivs S'nc yon wr
-tie t.i-fie, and you left without paying ; stt
lie the old score, and I will trust you ou tht
From the Washington Republic.
We complete our abstracts of tho documents
presented to Congress in connexion, with the
President's message, by gathering together in
brief form the most important of the facts which
the Superintendant of the Census'bas embodied
in his report. The document ia evidence of his
unwearied industry in the prosecution of the
labor entrusted to him, and embraces particu
lars of deep interest to all classes of readers.
It displays the present physical condition of the
Republic its progress in. population, industry
and wealth the extent and variety of its re
sources ; supplying figures which serve to cor
rect many erroneous impressions on these points
and suggesting inquiries into matters that have
as yet received little attention.'
The rate of increase of the population of the
United Stages during the last sixty years has
been about ?A per cent. pcrtnnnum ; that of
Great Britain "during the last fifty years 1.S7
percent. In Ireland, from 1821 to 1841, the
inereasf was about the rate of 1 Tier cent. 1er
on,.i,m nlol.i'diiiMllff till" toll K11 CfCP 1 1 ! VPaTS
there was a decrease at the rate of " per cent,
per annum. From 1810 to 1850, the population
f the United States in reased from somewhat
more thai. 17.000,000 to over 23.000,000, or 30
percent.: the increase in Britain leaving
Ireland out of view being at the rate of 12 per
In the United States the houses oecupi ? by
free persons number :.3(io.-P27 : the hoii3-s in Britain anr.ount 1 1 :l,',r.0,4U7. Belgium,,
with' a population of about live millions, has
about 820.1 at!) houses.
Of the frte inhabitants of the United States,
!7,73o.7i2 are natives of the. soil; 2,210.828
were born in foreign countries ; and there are
3'.i,22'i whose nativity has not been ascertained.
The proportion f foreign born persons is there
fore much' smaller than it has beau ' generally
suppose 1 to be ; being, in fact, but 11.00 per
cent, of the whole free population. The whole
natives of Ireland in this country in 1800 was
001,719; of Germany, 573.2'-N ; of England,
278.075 ; of British America, 1-17.700 : of Scot
land. 70,o-'0 ; of. France, ol.OOO; of Wales,
2".8t;8. Of the foreign born inhabitants. 1,005,
"18 reside in the free States, and 2J ".310in the
s'ave States. Not less than 4.112.4C3 free per-,
sons have migrated from the States of their
birth and settled in others. Vermmt and Con
necticut have conti ibuted most largely to the
ott'ement of other parts of the country. Vir
ginia has intjiis way lost 335.000 of her natives;
North 'Carolina, 2b 1, 575: and South Carolina
fifty nine per cenr. of her free population.
There are 0.091 white mutes in the United
States, and 032 colored ; 0,702 blind persons, of
whom 1.705 are colored. 15.708 who are insane
including 321 free colored and 201 slaves ; 15,
700 idiots, of whom 430 are free colored, and
1.040 slaves.
The paupers arc Bet down at 134,072, of whom
68,538 were of foreign birth : a large number
of others being free persons of color. The en
tire cost of the support of these individuals du
ring the year preceding June, 1850, was $2,-9-js0b
The number actually receiving relief
on the 1st June was 50,353.
The criminals convicted during the same year
numbered 27,000 ; 13,000 being native aud 14,-
000 foreign-born.
About 4.000,000 youth were receiving instruc
tion on the 1st June, 1850, occupying nearly
100.000 colleges and schools, and employing
more than 1 15,000.
The average annual mortality in the United
States is 1.38 per cent., being in the ratio of i
to 73 of the number living. The New England :
States give a ratio of mortality in the number
living of 1 to 04 ; the Middle States, with Ohio, j
1 to 72 ; the central slave States, 1 to 73 ; coast j
planting States, 1 to 73 ; Northwestern States,
1 to 80. We do no accept these figures as indi
cating precisely the relative salubrity of the
different poitions of the Uuion. The new States
are settled chiefly by persons in the prime of
life ; while the other States compare unfavora- !
bhr simply because of the emigration from the
ranks of their youthful population. Taking the j
data as given, the annual deaths per cent, in 1
Massachusetts, on nn average of all ages, is
slightly more than that iu England ; in Mary
land the average is less.
The real and persona! estate owned by resi
dents iu the United States is valued at more than
$7,133,309,725. T1,e wcaH-b fd' New York is
estimated at $1,080,300,210 ; Pennsylvania,
722,480,120 ; Massachusetts, 573,342,280 ;
Ohio. 501,720.120; Virginia. 430,701,082; Geor
gia, 355,425,714 ; Kentucky, 301,038,457; South
Carolina. 285,257.008 ; Louisiana, 233,008,704;
Mississippi, 228,051,130 ; Alabama, 228,304,
332 ; North Carolina, 220,800,472 : Maryland,
210,217,304; Indiana. 201,050.204 : Tennessee
201,940,080 ; New Jersey, 200,000,000. The
other States range from 15G,205,00G (Illinois)
to 18,652,053, (Delaware ;) the District of Co
lumbia having 14,018,874 assigned to it.
The churches in the several States number
30,011, and there 210 in the District of Colum
bia ami the Territories ; the total valueof church
property being 80,410,030, one half of which is
owned in New York, Massachusetts, aud Penn
sylvania. Indiana, Florida, Delaware nnd Ohio
have the greatest number of churches in pro
portion to the population, while the proportion
is least in California, Louisiana, and Iowa. The
average number that each church in the Uniou
will accommodate is 383.
The cash value of the farming land in the Uni
ted States is $3,270,733,003. and of farming
implements and machinery 151,000,000. The
aggregrate of improved land is 118,457,022
acres. In New York and Pennsylvania there is
an average of little less than four acres to each
person ; in the New England States a little
more ; in Tennessee, five acres ; in South Car
olina, six ; in Virginia, seven ; in Kentucky,
Turning to domestic animals, we find that
there are, altogether, 4,250,000 horses or about
one to five inhabitants. There were 500,000
horses b-ss in 1840. Of nssos and mules there
sre 550,070. till but 30.000 of which re in the
South. The neat cattle ehow an increase in ten
years of nho'ut 20 per cent., tire number in I860
being lH.ttoo.287. The produce of bu'ter in that
rear was 3.091.542 Ibe. the average product p
penrine to bp about 40 lbs. per annum ' to each
ow. with 1H ibs. of cheese. The increase of
8heep has been only 12 per cent, during tho ten
years, but owing to improved breeding and oth
er causes there has been an augmentation of 46
percent, in the weight of their fleeces. The
increase in the number of sheep has taken place
in the States south of Maryland and west of New
York. In 1840 New York had 5,1 18,030 sheep,
which produced 226,000 pounds of wool less
than were produced in 1850 with 3,453,000
eheeyv . .
On the whole wheat crop of the United States
there was a gain during the ten years of 15,645,
378 bushels. In the New England States the
crop has decreased. The greatest proportionate
increase has been in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan
and Wisconsin. The increase in those States
is, indeed, equal to the whole increase in the
United States. Rvc has fallen from 18.045.507
bushels in 1810 to" 14.188,037 bushels in 1850.
The piodnction of Indian corn has increased to
the extent of 214,000,000 bushela, equal to 50
per cent. In regard to this crop no State has
retrograded. Ohio produces most, and Ken
tucky, Illinois nnd Tennesse rank next. Oats
advanced from 123.071.3 11 bushels in 1810 to
140,078,879 in 1850: buckwheat from 7,292,
743 bushels to 8,950,910 bushels; barley from
4,101,504 bushels to 5.107,010 bushels. In the
last year, 3,780,000 bushels of barley were used
in the manufacture of malt and spirituous 3i
qwors. The rice crop in 1850 was 215,312,710 pounds,
nearly wholly derived from S. Carolina, Ga.,
Fla., Ala.. Miss., and Tex is.
The V oducfion of tobacco was decreased
about ttn pr cent. In 1810 it was 319,103,
319 lbs.; iu 1850 it was 199.752.040 lbs.
In Cotton there has been .a gain of 190,970.
325 lbs. The returns of 1850 give 987.4 i9,r.(:(
ibs. as the quantity cultivated. Alabama occu
pies the first place as. a cotfoti growing State,
having almost doubled its prodection iu the b-st
ten years. Mississippi appears almost station
ary, while there has been a heavy falling off in
Louisiana the inundations of the Mississippi
and its tributaries being :!ss":iined as the princi
pal cause in both cases. In Virginia and North
Carolina , the culture has largely diminished.
, The product of potatoes has fallen from 108,
298,000 bushels in 1810 to 104,055, 989 bushels
in 1850 ; the prevalent disease, or "rot," being
unquestionably the main cause. The quantity
of sweet potatoes raised iu 1850 was 38,250,130
Of wine the total product in 1850 was 221,
210 gallons. Calif jrnia and New Mexico gave
00,718 gallons. The increase in "other portions
of the Union lias been but 36,00") gallons; a fact
which conflicts with the ordinarily ' received
opinion iu regard to the production of this arti
cle ia Ohio and other States.
The quantity of ale and spirituous liquors
produced iu the United States in the same year
amounted to 80.000,000 gallons being at the
rate of nearly four gallons per head.
The increase in the culture of hops has been
nearly 200 per cent. Almost the whole of the
iucrtuse has been in the State of N. Y.
The returns of 1840 exhibited '.'5,251 3 tonsof
flax and hemp as the quantity raised in the Uni
ted States; those of 1850 give 35,093 of hemp
and 7,715.901 lbs. of flax. Mr. Kennedy sug
gests that in the former case tle marshals may
have written tons where pounds were intended.
Iu the culture of silk there has been a large
decrease, having been only 14.003 lbs in 1850
against 61,003 lbs in 1840. Connecticut is the
only State which has cout:nued the culture
without suspension.
The cane sugar made according to the cen
sus of 1850 was 247,581.000 lbs., besides 12,
700,9(10 gallons of molasses; maple sugar, 34,
259,880 ibs.: being an aggregate increase iu ten
years of 20,730.077 lbs.
Enins of an Ancient and Magnificent City at
Tinian Island, ia the North Pacific.
Capt. A. K. Fisher, of this town, iuforms us
that when on h last whaling voyage, in the ship
America, of New Iledlbrd, (which was about 8
years ago,) he had occasion to visit the island
of Tinian, (one of the Ladronc Islands.) to laud
some sick men. He stopped thersome days.
One of his men, in his walks about the island,
came to the entrance of the main St., of a large
aud splendid city, in ruins. Capt. Fisher, on being
informed of the fact, entered the city by the
principle street, which was about three miles in
le igth. The buildings were all of stone, of a
dark color, and of the most splendid description.
In about the centre of the main street, he found
12 solid stone columns, 0 on each side of the
street ; they were about 45 or 50 feet in height,
surmounted by capstones of immense weight.
The columns were ten feet in diameter at the
base, and about 3 feet it the top. Captain F.
thinks the columns would weigh about 00 or 70
tons, and the cap-stones about 15 tons. One if
the columns had fallen, and he had a fine oppor
tunity to view its vast proportions and fine archi
tecture. From the principle street, a large num
ber of other streets diverged. They were all
straight, and the buildings were of stone. The
whole of the city was entirely overgrown with
cocoanut trees, which were 50 and 00 feet in
height. In the main street, pieces of common
earthenware were found. The island has been
in possession of the Spaniard for along time.
Six or seven Spaniaids resided on the island
when Capt. F. was there. They informed him
that the Spaniards had had posseesion about
sixty years that they took the island fr'-m the
Knackas, who were entirely iguorant of the
builders of the city, and of the former inhabi
tants. When questioned at to the origin of the
city, their only answer was "their must h...c
been a powerful race here a long time ago."
Capt. F. silso saw on the island immense ledg
es of stone, from which the buildings and col
umns had evidently been erected. Some por
tions of them exhibited signs of having been
worked. Here is a food for speculation. Who
were the founders of this once magnificent city
in the North Pacific, nnd what has become of
their descendants? Whatever the answer may
be, tbej' were evidently a race of a very superi
or order. Edgariourn Uaz., Mass.
CSTDickcns, in speaking of a friend, says be
was to long in the legs that he looked like the
afternoon shadow of somebody else.
tQSAn Irish journal says "The following
bill was presented by a farrier to a geotlrman
in this town : To curing Tour pony that died,
XI. Is.'"
jgT'They declaim most against the world who
have most Binned against h; as people generally
abuae those vhoia they have injured.
Thrilling Incident.
A correspondent of the Cleveland risin Dtater,
writing from Detriot, Michigan, under date of
Oct. 14, relates to tho following :
An incident occurred on last Thursday after
uoon which filled the town with much excitement,
and which called forth many a legend of the kind
remembered by the oldest inhabitant.
A few boys who had been out oil a hunting
excursion called at one of their neighbor's nnd
began shooting at a mark. " A little girl about
eight years old, who had fownerly had an illness
that had affected her head, got alarmed at the
j firing and ran into the wools,
i In a short time she was missed, and it was re
j membered that she bad been eesn running to
; wards the woods, and consequently a search be
I gan. but night came on, and with it rain, which
remierej turthc-r searcli tor her that mclit im
possible. Morning came, and yetthelittle wan
derer had not returned. Its frantic parents,
with cue other child, made further search ti'I
the sun had rassed the hour of twelve, and Vet
no tidings of the lost one were had. The neigh
borhood was alarmed, anddous, horns, and every
instrument of the rustic kind were marshalled
for the search ; but again night, with its Egyp
tian horrors, set in. without restoring the little
cherished one. Minutes seemed hours with the
distracted mother.
At length the lo-.g wished tor morning came,
& with it a hundred men an 1 boys, who, notwith
standing the still continued storm, went forth
into the depth of the woods, in search of the
child. iihj. nan eagerness that was commendable
b?y nd tiic cmpics of words to express ; and
yet again niht stt in nv 'i still the lost was not
found. Wh-it the aconies of the mother were.
;.s the marshalled i'orj2 returned without her
little charge, tears, shriek, groans, incoherent
ejaculations. o a picture of despair, can on'y
portray "words are inadequate. Anotherdrc ul
ful night was passed. An increased force was
raised, who mar.sha. led themselves witli the dawn
of the Sabbath, before the door of the bereaxed
parents Prayers were offered to Almighty God,
and the aid of heaven invoked to direct in the
search. The preliminaries being arranged, a
hxig line whs formed upon the section lines, and
the march renewed. . Hour after hour passed,
and not a vestige of the missing one wr.5 disco
Every tree, stump fnd log, possessing a fus
picious cavity, underwent the cl sest scruting ;
every b-jsh and thicket thickly foliated, every
f.r and cradle knoll, was visited as the band
pressed onward. Long ardent was the search,
and many fears for the lest little one were enter
tained. The sun had far passed the zenith, and
hastening behind the western hiil. when an elder
ly man and son. partly discouraged, as well ns
wearied with the search, were drawn as by the
hand of an invisible pilot, in an of posite direc
tion, far from the band ; nnd while standing
and discoursing upon the propriety of abandon
ing further search. distant sound broke upon
their eirs. They hastened in the direction from
which the sound proceeded, and having traveled
as far as practicable, they halted and listened
a few minutes very intently ; again that pound
was heard, :.nd turning a few steps in another di
rection, what wr.s their purprise to behold the
little object of their search sitting upon the
ground, having jost awakened and risen from a
bed of leaves, which it had collected by the
side of an old log. There the little innocent
sat, in her t ittere'd dress
sobs aad siffhs heuv- i
ed her little bosom, and large tears rolled down i
her swollen cheeks.
As she caught the first glimps of hr deliv
erers, she usked for something to eat. "Oh,"
-,-1-,lt 1. ,x i T I l
sufferer and started for home, which was about
four miles distant. While passing through a
snail of tallgrass, they asked the girl if she had
passed through any such grass. "Oh, yes," said
she, "I have travelled a great way through much
taller grass than this, and I wouid call for my
father ta come and get me, but he would not ;
I would call for my mother to come and get me,
but hhc would net ; then I would call on my
li'le brother, and he would not come after me.
So I travelled on." On being then asked if she
slept warm of nights, said, "Yes ; but the first i
night my little brother went to bed with me, and
in the night he pulled off all the cloths, so I got
cold. Arrived in sight of the house, the distract
ed mother rushed forth, her haggard counte
nance now irradiate with the gratitude of heaven
for the deliverance of her child ; and as she
received nn pressed the little wanderer to fcer
breast, exclaimed, "My daughter is safe."
From Washington.
The following are among the latest rumors :
'The administration do not wish to be forced
by the resignations of incumbents into a precip
itate choice of successors. In one case, where
an incumbent tendered his resignation, the Pres
ident requested the gentleman to withdrew it.
Mr. Hodges, the Commissioner of Patents, re
signed nnd left his post on the 3d of March.
Gen. Shields has been a candidate for the of
fice of Minister to Spain, which he desired on
account of his health, but it is understood that
Senator Soule will receive the appointment.
General Shields will probably get some other
foreign appointment.
Mr. Marshall, of California, has a good chance
of being appoiutcd Commissioner to China.
Ex-Secretary Euchnnan, for England, and
Hon. John A. lux, for Frauce, are ttill spoken
Thomas N. Carr, formerly Consul at Tungier,
is a candidate for that consulate.
To-day, in reply to a gentleman who asked
him how he liked the air of Washington, Gener
al 1 id, "I don't know, for 1 have not had
the opportunity of getting a breath of fvecdi air.
Have not even time to shave" which was cvi- i
dent by looking at the President's face. j
At the cabinet councils held ou Saturday j
evening and to-day, the Mosquito nffair was I
anxious!' discoursed. I canmt furnish you i
with the details, but I have reason to believe i
there will be no want of pluck. General Pierce i
hi'S declared that his administration will, at nil '
events, be an effectixe one. The government i
received a telegraphic message ou Saturday J
irom iNcw Ure.-.ns, in relrreuce to tin au;iir,
EST A Western editor speaking of the vener- j
abl appearance of a stumporator, said that -he j
uith hit laid head end
stood up like one ol era
Juirul it his breaches pvcictsl"
sauisne. --i nave oeen oo:ige'i 10 go io oeu oi i an i practical engineers, ami a compr.ny
nights without my supper ; please to. give me I has subscribed the means of giving jt a full ri
something to eat." They took up the little perimcr.t. Moans have also been adopted to
Talleyrand la Philadelphia.
Eg" An intelligent correspondent" Las fur
nished us with tbe following, which Is io doubt
authentic: " - '
During the latter part of the la6t cenTurr, the
exiled Monsieur Talleyrand rrtided in a smful
attic room of a house in Goddurd'a eourt. .be
tween Front and Second streets, in Philadelphia.
He was very poor all his furniture consisting
of one chair und a straw cot bed depending for
his means on some of the French residents.
Opposite Christ Church, in Second street, was
a small dry-good store, kept by T. P. C, now a
wealthy retired merchant, where Talleyrand and
a French General, his companion in exile, fre
quently stopped on their accustomed walk down
town to Win. Young's bookstore, at the corner
of Second ad Chesnnt streets. One cold nior
ning in December, Talleyrand cunie into Mr.
C.'s store, and offered his watch in pledge for a
small 6nm of money, as he was starving and
without fire. The money was given him, an I
he was referred to Uenjauiia Ferris, watchma
ker, who lived nearly opposite to dispose of Lid
watch. So reduced w:;s the man to whom years
after as Prime Minister cf Napoleon, first Cou
sul of France paid homage I
Ethiopian Philosophy. '
explain to de subscriber whv
'It. Crow, rnn yctt
dat Ticicr.3 wej;i-
'.cd el; nutmeg ncbt-r conta to matat-j-
"Neber conns to ia'turi;y V
Yes ; why dey m nlwt.ys sniill potaUes ?"
"Whv dev n'was mikiII 'tatcrs ?"
Mr. Crow. WLv
tcbir ret to b
Eome puiiKtiis
'A by dev nebcr"
yt s, .ir.
Crow. Whv don't de nut-
megs, ::s a chiss.
jrow lurge instead of always
grow in sir..-, li 7
'No. .lu'ius Crrsnr. I don't Know T;or7!n nbut
it. You nir.fct ax some g.':rdciur man abcut tve-gitat-t"
"Wei;, Mr. Crow, I kin tell you why nvtmegs.
f;s a class, don't grew large. It's because chery
individual nutmeg knows de largest cut
mei: in de we rld nm liable to come acvosa a gra
ter "
SOX OF P.OBtRT P'JPXS A NoBLFMAKlf W it btated that Queen Victoria ei'J'Cr has or
is about to create Major Funis, eon of the Card
of Scotland, a Baron. Wc hope, in rctpeei for
his father's memory, he will cot stoop to pick
up the idle honor. He certainly has not forgot
ten the patent of nobility which Lis noble ti
has bequeathed to Lini :
The King can make a lv!ted knight,
A Marquis, Duke nnd a that,
Eut nn honest man's abon his migLtl
Guid faith he mau n fa' that!
For h' that r.nd a' that
Their dignities and that;
The man of in.b-penlcnt mind
lie looks and 1 audi s at n' that."
A Greater thaa Ericsson.
The Genon correspondent of the Newark Dai
ly Advertiser says : "A complete revolution in'
the means of steam navigation and locomotion
is anticipated here from a iccent invention by
Dr. Carosia, of this city. He has' it is said.
succeeded in constructing an apparatus for the
decomposition of water by eleefro-rnagnetisn.
which wiil introduce the gas thus generated in
to the engine, in a way to save all the expenee
of fuel ! IFs invention has been j r-nroved tv
- . . .
secure patents in all oilni countries.' Mr. J. E.
Mussof, a respectable merchant of thiscitv. hue
jut started for tha United States, with letter
from our Minister at Turin to the Leads of tho
Patent OCke at Washington."
A Bear Shot With a Candle.
A few days ago, a large bear, owned by Mr.
Private, who resides on the Peninsula, opposite
Toronto, (Canada,) was shot in rather a novel
manner a common candle having been put in
' place of a ball into a gun. The candle entered
ly deprived the animal of life. It mub very fat,
and was about four years old.
"How melancholy it is to think," eaiJ a mod
ern philanthropist of the sentiment school, "thfct
to many of our Ullow creatures should, under
the arbitrary laws of man, be immured In pris
ons." "Yes," replied a philanthropist of an
other class, "yes, truly, but not half as melan
choly as that so mnnny ehouli be at
deserve to be there."
large who
ciy A man making haste to be rich reminds
us of a wheeler at a wheeling match. He starts
offfctraight, perfectly blinded by isroiis cf gold,
big houses, fine cattle, &c., but before he pro
ceeds far he wonders from his course, and wbc-ti
the bandage is removed, he finds him.c'f'a con
siderrble distance from no where., Keep your
eyes open and move along slyw, but sure.
CyDo you know the difference between a
mason nnd an anti-mason?
Yes, sar, I believ I does.
Well what is it!
If my brains tell me the truf, an it never
fails mason is de r.ian what laj s de mortar, jui'
! de anti-mason de man what curries de hod!
pfThere is a man in Huston, the father of
i two rompish daughter?, who attributes their
j wildncss to feeding on caper bauce, of wLich
I they are. excessively fond. He is second cousin
! to the man who, to prevent h.;6 girls from ruu
! nirg off with the young men, feed them on can
! telopes.
An Irishman wlio lives with a Orr.baraite.
writes to a friend that if ho wsr.ts to ::d cnt
j what illeg-d living is. he must come to his Lcua
! whtre the hreakfast consists cf nothing, end rup-
per cf w hat Is left of breuufueL.
j -. Bgi"Mre. Jenkins,"' said a little rod beaded
1 gir!, with a pug ccsc and bsre feet, "mother
wjU ?,'.l0Se Lrr b-v nden her a fctick
Vl v""1 uigar
Pitting a littl oft-soap in this pan and please
uot lot your tni-fcey gouor roost ca cue teuce."
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