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From the Jfome Journal.
THE POET AND THE WILD-BIUD.
- BT .tUN 8. SMITH.
A youth who was friendless, sad and poor,
Went forth one mora from his humble door
The genial sunbeams cheered his way ;
The busy streets of the town were guy ;
And pmiling crowds aLured his eye,
ABfast and free they hurried by
Like sparkling wares 'neath summer sky.
But he, amid that rushing tide,
MoTed ever slowly on, ai.d sighed
Jay's rapid march he might not share,
Tor hi$ heart beat low to the notes of core.
He had hope-J for fame he had sought it long,
pjuringout his soul in a tide of song ;
Aad oft ha J lis eaed, but still in vain,
For the Toicj of pmiae to reward his strain.
Now he pined to be in some lonesome glen,
A'ar from the noisy haunts ofmeu ;
F.rl e deemed the soothing balm of rest
.vlight lull the tumult of his breast:
Thus, wandering on for many an hour,
He came at last to a wild-wood bower; ,
A beauteous, calm, and cool retreat,
fhere violets breathed their perfume sweet,
Vt'here dainty mosses, softly spread,
Ar.J green boughs waving everhead,
Made drapery mett for a monarch's tfcd.
There Nature, with an aspect mild,
Locked kindly on her sorrowing child ;
whilst he, the wayward one mtanwhils,
?.egardlees of her soothing suiiit?,
Sink down with a weary, fretful sigh,
And murmured, Here would 1 like to die."
just thn, from the long gra3a waving near.
Came a wild-bird's note, so sweet ana clear,
So eloquent Cf heartlt.lt pleasure,
o tined to Joy's inspiring measure.
The listener could net choose but feel
its cheering influence o'er him steal.
Abased aad charmed, he guzed aroucd
lo see what warbler 'woke the sound.
It was not one cf plumage bright,
Or matchless form, or wing of might;
J, was net one could soar on high,
And trill its music in the sky ;
Na "scornt-T of the ground" was he
Who chaunted forth that miastreisy.
A tiny sparrow ! bird that made
Its nett wit jin that low:y shade
Of mossy Uell, or grass-grown spot,
Aad happy there, with humblest lot, -
Pvurid forth, from morn till night, a strain
That gladdened tit the neighboring piainl "
Tha moody man who heard it now,
Rose up with lightened heart and brow
Like cue just Wuked from truujled dreuJii,
He .a;ed on flow'ret, tree and stream,
Whut sudden radiance filled the sky !
What new-bom beauty met his eyel
Ah! would he then hare wished to die ?
'lis sweet, when lingering storms are o'er.
To see the sunbeams smile once more ;
iiat sweeter far, when from the soul
repair's dark sullen shadows roll,
tuark the dawning of that ray
ttuic'u heralds in a happier day.
As home wanV now, the p jet turned,
Hope's heaveu-lit star before him burned;
Ligut was his heart, his footstep free,
For still tht wild-wood iniustrelsy
Attuned his thoughts to Joy's sweet key.
titill on the pleasant theme intent,
These words he murmured as he went :
"iiis life, like mine, is passed amid
The lowliest CC2CC3 his heme is hid
lu shades obscure, yet is his lay
Attuned to rapture's notes nlway ;
Aud still with gratitude elate,
As lf'twere breathed at heaven's gale.
Oh, let me from the sparrow's song
A noble lesson learn too long
My own heart's strain has murmured low
The sad, the 'plaining notes of woe :
Ilow could I hope that praise would lluw
Responsive to so dull a thev.ie,
Or deem the world would favor show
To lays that breathed but sorrow's dream ?
Hencefojth I'll woo a merrier chime,
And if, in any future time,
I wake one heart as mine, this hour,
Was wakened in yon green-wood bower,
I shall not then have idly strung
My votive lyre, or vainly sung."
A DUTCH CUBE.
Yen I lays myself town in my lonely ped room,
Cnd dries for to shlecp very sound ;
Dc treanis, oh, how into mine bet dey vill come,
Till I vish 1 vas under de groundt.
Sometimes, ven I eats one pig supper, I treams
Dat mine shtomach is flit full mit sli tones:
Und out in my shleeep, like te tival 1 schrcams,
Und kicks off te ped clothes, und groans !
Den tere, as I lays, mit te ped clothes all off,
I kits myself all over froze ;
In de morning I yakes mit te bet ache und cough,
Und I'm stiick vroni mine hct to mine toes !
Oh, vat shall pe tun for a poor man like me
Oh,, vat for I leat such a life !
oouie buuyb uere s a cure lor uia iiuupiu vi iui
Dinks I'll dhry it, and kit mo a vte !
Ancient Musical Instruments. The Egyp
tian flute was only a cow's horn, with three or
four holes in it, and their harp or lyre, had only
three strings. The Jewish trumpets that made
the walls of Jericho fall down were only rams'
horns, tho psaltery was a small triangular harp
or lyre, with wire strings and struck with an
iron needle or stick ; their sacbut resembled the
zagg used at Malta in the present day a specie
of bagpipe: the timbrel was a tambourine, and
the dulcimer a horizontal harp with wire strings
and struck with a stick like the psaltery such
&a are seen about the streets of London in the
present day. Imagine the discord produced by
l0,000 of such instruments, while playing at
tho dedication of Soloman's temple.
Cocksetisms. Witness "This here feller
broke our winder with a tater, aiul 'it Isabeller
on the elber, as she was a playin' on the pian
ccr." Magistrate "The conduct of the prhsona',
aad his general choracta', render it propa' that
he should no Icnga. be a mcmba-' of society."
A Curious Narrative The Japanese Stranger.
We noticed on Monday the arrival ot Lieut.
Pease, of the U. S. revenue service, with a nrm
ber of articles obtained from a Japanese .wreck
which he intends to exhibit at the "Worlds F'-ar."
We find the following narrative relative thereto,
in the San Francisco Times and Transcript :
A few days ago, we made allusion to the res
cue of a person from a strange wreck, fallen in
with by the Emma Packer, in latitudo 28 deg.
50 min. North longitude 158 deg. 5o min. West
during the recent voyage of that vessel from Ta
hiti to ibis .on. V. e were wailed on yesterday
by First Liuttnant Pease, commanding the U. S.
reveuue cutter Argus, on his station, who lias
kindly laid us under obligations for much inter
esting in formal ion, both in regard to the wreck
encountered, and the strange indiviual rescued
It socm3 that the stranger turns out as sus
pected, to be a Japanse. On the arrival of the
Emma Packer at this port, Collector Saunders,
when informed by Lieut. Pease that thestranger
was a Japanese, directed th:it the many may be
p aced ia the sura of the tfficeis of the Argus,
until instructions should be received from Wash
ington relative to his disposal. The Argus was
then lying at Benicia, but Lieutenant Vease be
ing in this city, took charge of thestranger, and
conveyed him on board his ressel. Fortunately
the cook of the cutter happens to be a Japanese
uieof those rescued from shipwreck some time
since and Liutenaut P. was thus afforded the
means of immediately solving the mystery.
Oae of the seamen on board the cutter, whose
name is Thomas Tray, also understands some
ports of the Japanse language, and between the
two, the following history was made out :
The Japanese juuk Ya-tha-ma-roo, with a crew
cf thirteen persons, left Matsmay, a port in the
Southern part of the Island of Yesso, on the
1st day of (September 185;?,) bound for the city
of N-heeng-au-tha, a port of the West coast of
the Island of Niphon, in the "sea of Japan, dis
tant from Matsmay one hundred and fifty Ja
pan, or a little more than three hundred English
miles. The junk waa loaded with one hundred
and twenty thousands she-wo-sha-kee, (salted
salmon,) and had but a small quantity of rice on
hoard, as the commander expected to call at a
port at no great distance, where rice ould be
purchased at a cheaper rate than at Matsmay.
They had three tanks of water, two of n hich
were stowed aft, one on each side of the helm,
and the other forward on deck.
They had three days of fine weather after leav
ing port, during which time they were carried
through the streets and into the sea of Japan.
On the fourth day in the-orenen,- the -wind di
ed away, and in the afternoon, about four o'clock
a strong northwest gale came on and drove them
back through the straits of Matsmay. The wind
and rain increased, and a heavy sea running car
ried away the rudder, fractured the stern, and
washed away the two water tanks left. At this
time they were still in sight of land, and the
sailors insisted on taking the boat to attempt to
make it, but the owner, who was on board, of
fered the men foity dollars each to stay by the
vessel, and they agreed to do so. On the fifth
diy land was out of eight, and the crew then
gave up to despair. Observing some thick clouds
on the horizon, which they mistook for land,
they lowered a boat and got what they could
into it baskets cf c'othing, chests, and all the
rice they had, and some water. After pulling
about a mile in the direction of the clouds, they
found the sea was too rough, and they were
obliged to return. They reached the vessel and
got on beard, but could not get the heavy arti
cles up. The boat knocked against the vessel
and shortly went to pieces.
On the eighthlay the vessel rolled so heavily
they were obliged to cut the mast away. On the
ninth day their rice waH exhausted, and it was
found that the remaining water tank, which had
been stowed a year, contained but little water,
having become worm eaten. They were now
without provisions, except the salt fish, and had
but a small supply of water. The latter they
continued to serve out very sparingly while it
lasted, and they now began to have recourse to
their salted salmon. .
On the 20th d-iy of the 10th moon, (October)
the first death occurred. They dressed the de
ceased in his best clothes, attached his purse of
money around his neck, sewed him up in a mat,
and launched him into the deep. On the
2Sth of 12th moon, the next death occurred,
aud the corpse was disposed of in like manner.
On the 16th, of the 1st moon, (some time in Jan
uary. 1853,) the owner of the vessel and cargo
died. He was the owner of three other vessels,
all trading at Matsmay. The fourth man died
on the 2nd day of the 2nd moon ; the fifth man
on the 12th of the same moon; the sixth on tho
14th, and on the 20th the captain died. On the
Sth and 12th of the 3rd moon, two others died,
and on the 8th of the 4th moon the tenth man
On the 10th of the same moon (April,) the 11th
man died, and was followed on the 11th by the
12th man leaving only one survivor. Tho lat
ter now gave over all hope, and spent his time
mainly in crjing and praying, until he was
nearly exhausted. His mouth and throat were
so much swollen, from the use of salt fish, that
he had at last become unable to swallow. Mean
while the only water left him was rain water, or
such as himself and companions had been able
to obtain by distillation, by means of cooking
utensils. On the 14th day of the 4th moon, ho
contrived to spear a dolphin and get it on board,
but when be had cooked a portion, he found his
throat in such a condition that he could not
6wallow. On the 17th day of the 4th moon, he
lay down forward to sleep, in a most miserable
situation, and impressed with the opinion that
he could cot survive more than three days.
When aroused, he was surprised to see strange
people around him, who soon placed him in a
boat, and conveyed him to a strange vessel.
- From the foregoing account it will be seen
that the disabled vessel mu6t liave been floating
about at the mercy of the wind and waves for
seven and a half months. During this long pe
riod those of the crew that survived had little
else sustenance than salt fish, and the poor ex
cuse for water afforded in the manner described.
The last man that died, was in the hold of the
vessel at the time of his death, and the sole sur
vivor was too much reduced in etrength to get
, The name of the rescued tnau is Dee-yec-no-bkec.
"lie wos clerk to Jin-tha-ro, the owner of
the vessel and cargo. The rest of the sufferers
were named as follows i Captain Koo-rna-gire;
"WE GO WEESE DEMOCRATIC PBUTCIPLES POJNT THE
EBENSBURG, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 38-53.
first ofScer'Kats-oo-no-skee; pecond officer, Yu-au-ge-ro
; ship's cook, Tho-koo-dho ; seamen,
That-uo-skee, Yee-au-ki-chee, Gi-ro-ki-chee,
3 chi-jim, and boo-kay-yo-mung.
Dee-yee-no-skoe, since meeting with his coun
trymen on board the Argus, has acquired a con
fidence that ho did not before possess, having at
first regarded his rescuers with suspicion. On
the trip up to lienicia, he seemed much aston
ished at the movement of the steamer, and al
though shown the engine, could iot conceive by
what power the vessel was propelled through
the water. He at present seems very grateful
to those who have befriended him ; says he was
attended very carefully by the officers and crew
of the Emma-Packer, and is sorry that it is not
in his power to recompense them for their Kind
nesr. On meeting with his countrymen on board the
Kevcnuc cutter Argus, at Benicia, there was
mutual astonishment expressed by the two par
ties, though the cook showed the strangermuch
deference, the latter belonging to a higher class
of society than the other. This latter fact was
shown in their manner of bowing. In perform
ing this ceremony, the ends of a girdle which
they wear must touch the ground. The cook,
belonging to the lower million, wore a very
short girdle, and consequently had to bow very
low. The clerk, belonging somewhere in the
neighborhood of upper tendom, wore a long gir
dle, so that a gentle inclination only was neces
sary. Dee-yce-no-skee is about twenty-two years of
age, and though he expresses much wonder at
everything he eees, appears to be possessed of
much natural intelligence. He has entirely re
covered from the effect of his protracted priva
tions, and is quite healthy. Beside the cook re
ferred to, there is a Japanese boy, about fifteen
years of uge, on board the Argus, who is one cf
the party eaved from shipwreck about three
years ago, so that Lt. Pease has quite a Japan
ese party around him.
A number of curious articles were brought on 1
board the Emma Packer from the wreck of the I
juutt, ana are now in ine possesion 01 tue com
mander of the Argus. Lieutf Pease designs
sending some of these to the World's Fair, at
New York for exhibition. While we write sev
eral of them are on our table. Perhaps the
most curious are three pieces of coin, copper,
silver and gold. The copper coin is nearly elip
tical, two and a half inches in length, by one aud
a half in breadth. There is a small oblong hole
perforating the centre. The niece nn both niilp
i o .
bears curious devices, somewhat resemblingChi-1
nese characters. The silver coin is oblong, one '
inch by three quarters of an inch, and is in val
ue one-third of a dollar. It bears characters
resembling the former, as does also, the gold
coin, which is half an inch long by a quarter of
an inch wide, and represents the value of one
A piece of board, resembling white pine, ten
iiches long by three wide, bears characters on
one side which denote the name of the junk,
and on the other that of the owner. To an out
side barbarian, these characters would really be
taken for Chinese, but we are informed that
they are a sealed book unto the Celestials.
A beautiful crape scarf is among the collec
tion. The fabric is very fine and soft, and the
colors, which are printed, are red and light or
ange, the latter being the ground. The device
appears to have been intended for leaves and
flowers. The scarf is eight yards in length by fif
teen inches in breadth. A child's cap, the same
material, accompanies the foregoing.
A very neat ship's compass is among the cu
riosities. This is an exceedingly delicate in
strument, and being contained in a solid box,
the wonder is, how it could be used in a rough
sea. It is not divided like the ordinary compass, !
but has twenty-four sub-divisions only. Twelve
of these are marked on the margin of the circle
with characters which appear to be alphabeti
cal. The points are named after certain ani
mals, such as rat, dog, goat," etc.
The ship's log is a stupendous affair, and may
be measured by the yard. The characters are
large and are painted on government stalnped
paper of the texture and appearance of tea-paper.
There are several drawings, or rather
tracings, very neatly executed and quite supe
rior to anything of the kind we have met with
of Chinese origin. One represents the Empress
of Japan attended by her maidens, and another
the Japanese deity with three heads and six
horns, one of the feet of the idol resting on the
neck of a -furious looking boar. Still another
represents an austere looking personage, who is
said to be the Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion. Famine in India Wholesale Mortality.
A late number of the Bombay Times says:
"We have famines occurring almost decenni
ally, souie of which, within our time, have
swept their millions away. In 1833, 50,000
persons perished in the month of September, in
Lucknow ; at Khanpoor 1200 died of want ; and
500,000 sterling were subscribed by the boun
tiful to relieve the destitute. In Guntoor, 150,
000 human beings, 74,000, bullocks, 159,000
milch cattle, and 300,000 sheep and goats, died
of starvation Fifty thousand people perished
in Marwar; and in the Northwest -Provinces,
500,000 lives" are supposed to have been lost.
The living preyed upon the dead ; mothers de
voured their children ; and the human imagina
tion could scarcely picture the scenes of horror
that pervaded the land. In twenty months
time, 1,500,000 persons must have died of hun
ger or of its immediate consequences. The di
rect pecuniary loss to the government by this
single visitation exceeded 5,000,000 sterling
a sum which would have gone far to avert the
calamity from which it arose, had it been ex
pended in constructing thoroughfares to connect
the interior with the sea-coast, or districts where
scarcity prevailed with those where human food
was to be had in abundance ; or on camels to
bear forth to the soil, thirsty and . barren for
want of moisture, the unbounded supplies r our
rivers carry to the ocean."
What a fearful picture; and in what road
contrast is our own happy couutry. ' How many
reasons have we to be grateful ! . Here, the death
of one individual by poverty or want is a rare
occurrence," while in India thousands and tens
of thousands are swept away every few years.
Startling pictures like these are calculated to
make us appreciate our position and our many
blessings. ' - ' . -
"WAY; WHEN THEY CEASE TO LEAD, "WE CEASE TO FOLLOW."
THE CRYSTAL PALACE.
Tbd Building' and its Treasures.
i23&'W gather tho following from the reports
in the New York papers of yesterday the Tri
bune, Herald, and Courier.
TnE BUILDING AND THE VISITERS.
The weather on Saturday was extremely un
favorable for the Exhibition. The rain fell in
torrents at intervals, and the mud, especially in
the three streets upon which the Palace faces,
was great beyond belief and, by the way, as
the City Authorities have no shame left as to
their duty of keeping the streets clean, regard
ing, neither the comfort of the denizens, nor the
reputation of the town with strangers from afar
crowding into it, we would suggest to the direc
tors themselves of the building to have the sts.
about it cleaned. If they wait until the dirty
authorities take the matter in hand, their pa
tience, their visitors.' and our sufferings, will be
a year or more older; for we do know of streets
that have been cleaned but twice in three
The interior of the building has improved
much since Friday, although huge gaps arc yet
to be filled out. Still we know of no resort in
town where a day may even now be spent with
greater pleasure and profit than at the Crystal
Palace. The number of visiters on Saturday
was about 8,000 exolusive of exhibitors ; about
4,000 tickets wore sold, and $2000 received at
In the manufacture of velvet, Italy is inferior
to no other nation La the world. Genoa is par
ticularly celebrated for the superior quality of
her velvets, and, we believe, has more extensive
manufactories than any other Italian city. The
purple velvets which formed the imperial robes
of the Italian sovereigns for many centuries
were manufactured here, and at one time they
were worn all over Europe. The specimens which
we have seen on exhibition are unsurpassed by
anything of the kind yet displayed in the other
departments. The pile is very close and thick,
but exceedingly fine and smooth to the touch.
One piece of maroon velvet which was shown to
us could not be excelled either in texture or
quality. It was embellished with broad stripes,
consisting of imitations of lace, which gave it &
peculiar but pleasing appearance. The speci
mens of figured or flowered velvet were also ex
ceedingly beautiful and rich. This is what they
call furniture velvet, and in our judgment it is
preferable to the most oostly damask. Some
pieces of this are worth over sixty francs a
MOSAIC CENTRE TABLES.
The works in Mosaic are among the finest
specimens of art in the Italian department, and
attract, as they justly merit, the at.entio.n of the
visitors. The designs are all worked on black
marble, and the whole forms the top of a circu
lar table, or what is commonly known as a Mo
saic centre table. Working in Mosaic is one of
the oldest arts, and was known in the days of
ancient Greece and Rome. History tells us that
the walls and pavements of their temples were
ornamented with Mosaic, and that the effect waa
beautilui beyond conception. At present we be
lieve Rome and Florence furnish the best de
scription of this beautiful work, and their artists
are superior to those of any other part of Europe.
Workiug in Mosaic is exceedingly tedious, and,
besides skill and artistic taste in combination,
requires no ordinary degree of patience in the
workman. Some idea may be formed of the
value of these tables, when we state that there
is one among those on exhibition which is worth
over three thousand dollars.
Another article which is well worthy of notice
among the other treasures of the Italians, is a
crucifix, the whole of wuich, excepting the arms,
is made from a single piece of ivory. It is about
two feet long, and a work deserving a prominent
position among the fine arts. It was made by a
monk, and purchased at a.cost of twenty-five
hundred dollars. This is apparently an enor
mous sum for such a treasure ; but it is a rea
sonable valuation of it, considering its aristic
merits. The countenance, expressing the agony
of death, the calm repose of the muscles of the
body after the spirit had passed away, and the
nail-pierced hands and feet, all vividly remind
one of the trials of our Saviour when he bore
the blows and buffets of his persecutors, and,
in obedience to the cry of the multitude, Cru
cify him, crucify him," died upon the cross.
Those who visit the Crystal Palace will not re
gret the time given to the contemplation of this
Among tho various articles displayed in the
Italian department, is a statuette of Columbus.
This is certainly a work of great merit, and as
beautiful as it is novel. The statuette is silver
filligree, and enclosed with a glass case. It re
presents Columbus standing upon a half column,
a helm being fully displayed behind him, and
with one hand he. raises a veil from the terres
trial globe, and with the other points to that
portion of it upon which is mapped the New
World. The column which supports the whole
is filligred, with a Doric base, and the height of
the entire statuette is about thirty inches. The
fineness of the threads of which the statuette is
composed, the remarkable beauty of its construc
tion, and, above ail, the originality of the design,
cannot fail to elicit from all spectators, the ad
mission that this is a work well worthy of admi
ration. Notwithstanding its diminutive size,
and the small quantity of silver of which it is
composed, yet it is valued at one thousand dol
lars, it was made by Joseph Benneti, of Genoa,
the most celebrated city in Italy, or perhaps the
world, for woik of this kind.,
LILLIPUT STEAM ENGINES. .
Two of the most interesting curiosities in the
English department, and probably in any depart
ment of the Crystal Palace, are two small steam
engines, both of fbich are complete in all their
parts, and yet so small that the aid of the mi
eroscope is needed for their inspection. One of
these, a high pressure engine, stands upon an
English fourpenny piece, and excepting the fly
wheel, it might be covered with a thimble both
of these, enginos were made by Mr. Warner, a
watchmaker, England; and some conception
may be formed of the miuutcneES of Ui iautra-
raents, with which this work waa manufactured,
when we are told that the sc"ssor3 which Mr.
Warner used in its construction were so small
that it would require sonic hundreds of thera to
Wigh one ounce. It works, it is stated, with
precision and . great rapidity - by atmospherio
pressure (in lieu of steam), and when it is in mo
tion it must be truly wonderful. The screws, I
vales, pistons, &o., which compose it, are innu
merable, and it would require, we should think,
the patience of Job to place them together, each
in its proper place, and so as to discharge its
Mr. Warner is reported to be a practical hand
at Buch work, and from this we should judge he
is fully competent to invent and arrange machi
nery for the use of the inhabitants of the invisi
ble world. It must be wonderful to see this
puffing, and blowing, and laboring, upon your
hand, and in so small a thing to see demonstrax
ted a power which has revolutionized the social
condition of the whole human family. In the
same case with this engine is another, which
may truly be called a fairy work, although
twenty times larger than the one alluded to.
This one being large enough to measure, we are
enabled to inform the curious as to its dimen
sions, which are as follows : Length of beam,
2 inches; height of supporters If ; diameter,
I ; and length of stroke i of an inch. It is com
posed of upwards of two hundred pieces, has
governors, parallel motion, air pump, and every
other appliance of the most perfect engine. It is
put in motion by blowing through a tube, and is
reported to work in every particular correctly.
These machines attract much attention ; they are
most ingenious specimens of workmanship, and
well repay a visit to them.
Return of Fresident Pi r :e to Washington.
Oa Saturday mourning soon after ten o'clock.
President Pierce, accompanied by the Attorney
General, the Secretary of War end other friends,
left New York for Washington by the New Jer
sey line for Newark, Trenton and Princeton
The party wentquietly to the Ferry, and were
saluted by a large crowd as they left the Aetor
House, and as they went on the ferry boat and
entered the cars.
All around expressed themselves highly de
lighted with their visit to New York, and with
the marked attentions which had been bestowed
upon them personally and officially.
The President rose at too late an hour on Sat
urday morning to receive callers, bnt the Seccre
tary of the Treasury and Attorney General re
ceived a number of friends.
At Jersey City, a royal salute of twenty-one
guns was fired by the British steamer Arabia, in
honor of the Chief Magistrate. Salutes were
also given by the flags of the steamer. Along
the route, various demonstrations were made,
but they were of a hasty and informal character
The President arrived in this city about half
past two o'clock, and with his suite and several
citizens of Philadelphia, took carriages and pro
ceeded immediately to the Baltimore Depot. A
large cumber of persons assembled at Walnut
street wharf, and as the distinguished guest and
his friends took their departure, three . hearty
cheers were givon. The President, we are in
formed, has expressed himself as every way grat
ified with his trip, and particularly with the at
tentions that were Bhown him in Philadelphia
and New York. Pkila. Inquirer.
During our recent visit to Detroit, in company
with a number of friends, we called on the ven
erable statesman and patriot, Lewis Cass. We
found him at his old mansion, in excellent health.
enjoying a good old age, with all the comforts of
life blooming around him. With a nation's res
pect and esteem, he feels that it is better to be
right than to be President. He lives not exact
ly in a log cabin, but In the eame plain and sub
stantial brown frame house erected on his farm
soon after the war of 1812. In looking on this
mansion, there was, however, one melancholy
reflection. She who for the last forty years has
been the life and light of that mansion the
hope, the comfort, the joy of its lord, is no more.
The old statesman is left to tr "d the paih of
life, with the evening shades gu. ering round
him, unsustained by that strong hand which was
his hope and prop in the morning of his life.
Long may he Jjve to eujojr a nation's gratitude
and esteem, and to give that republic for whose
establishment his father perilled his life, the
benefits of his counsel and advice. Indianapolis
EtThe San Francisco Herald thus describes
the hosdle meeting between Senator Gwim and
Hon. J. W. McCoekxe, and the reconciliation
"Ax ArrAia of IIonok. A hostile meeting
took place, about two o'clock yesterday after
noon, between the Hon. Wm. M. Gwin and the
Hon. J. W. M'Corkle, in conseqnence, as we
learn, of certain offensive remarks made by the
latter while on the race course. The ground
selected was just this 6ido of the boundary line
between San Francisco and Santa Clara coun
ties ; but on receiving intelligence that some
interference was to bo looked for, the parties
proceeded to a spot about three miles the other
side of the line. Mr. M'Corkle won the choice
of position and the word. The weapon selected
was the rifle ; distance thirty paces, the com
batants to wheel at the word and fire. ' A num
ber of spectators were on the ground. Three
shots were fired without effect, one of Senator
Gwin's balls passing almost through the hair of
Mr. M'Corkle. The following document, signed
by the friends of the parties, will explain the
"After an exchange of three ineffectual shots
between the Hon. Wm. M. Gwin and Hon. J. W.
M'Corkle, the friends of the respective parties
having discovered that their princpals were fight
ing under a misapprehension of facts, mutually
explained to their respective principals in what
the misapprehension consisted; whereupon Dr.
Gwin promptly denied the cause of provocation
referred to in Mr. M'Corkle's letter of the 20th
May, and Mr. M'Corkle withdrew his offensive
language uttered on the race course, and ex
pressed regret at having used it.
8. W. Imge,
V . F- Stpart, ;
E. C. Marshall,
E. C. Fixzhcgh,"
' v " Geo. P. JonNSTON, '
A. P. Crittenden.
-Juue 1, 1S5S." .
Couldn't! Cos He Sung so. -Leaning
idly over a fence, a few days nincet
we noticed a little four-year-old "Lord of the
creation" amusing himself in the grass, by
watching the frolicsome flight of birds which
were playing around bim. At length- beau
tiful bobolink perched himself upon a drooping
bough of an apple-tree, which extended to with
in a few yards of tho place where the urchin
sat. and maintained his position, apparently un
conscious of the cIobo proximity to one whom
birds usually consider a dangerous neighbor.
Tho boy seemed astonished at his impudence,
and after reganling him steadily for a xninuto
or two, obeying the instinct of his baser part,
he picked up a stone ying at his feet, ad waa
preparing to throw it, steadying himself careful
ly for a good aim. The little arm was reached
backwards without alarming the bird, and Bob 7
was within an acc of damage, when lo! his
throat swelled and forth came nature's ploa: A
link a link a link bob-o-link a link
1-i-n-k, bob-o-link, bob-o-link, a-no-wect, a-no-weet!
I know it I know it! a link a link
link! don't throw it 1 threw it, throw It,"
&.c; and he didn't.
Slowly the little arm subsided to the natural
position, and the despised stone dropped. The
minstrel charmed the murderer I We heard th
songster through, and watched his unharmed
flight, as did the boy, with a sorrowful counte
nance. Anxious to hear an expression of the .
little fellow's feelings, we approached him, and -enquired:
Why didn't you stone him,' my boy? you
might have killed bim and carried him hornet"
The poor little fellow looked up doubtingly,
as though he suspected our meaning, and with
an expression, half shame half sorrow, he re
plied : - .
"Couldn't cos he sung so I"
Who will Bay that our nature Is wholly depra.
ved, after that; or aver that musie hath no
charms to soothe the savage breast? Melody
awakened humanity, and humanity mercy !
The angels who sang at the creation whispered
to ths child's heart. The bird was saved and
God was glorified by the deed. Dear little boy,
don't stone tho birds. Clinton CourcnL
Turkish Female Kames.
V In a recent work giving an account of a female
boarding school, established by missionaries in
Constantinople in 1845, is given the following in
regard to names: ' .
"Doodoo in American, signifies Mies ; and it
is always placed after a name instead of before
it, as with us. Takoohi Doodoo is Miss Qneen.
This is a very common nam with the Arme
nians, and we have always had several of that
name in school, coorpoorhi uooaoo is aus
liness. Aroosiag Doodoo is Miss Morning Star.
This Miss Morning Star is now an assi&tant In
the school, and a v6ry important helper. Av
braxis Doodoo is Miss Good Works. Scphik
Doodoo is Miss Wisdom. This Miss Wisdom
has recently been married to Mr. . Glad Tidiags.
vis: Avedia, which in American signifies good .
n6ws or glad tidings. Another one haa been .
married to Mr. Resurrection, viz : Haroctun." : .
The riiheriss. .
The Washington correspondent cf the Journal
of Commerce, says "that a circular will be issued
to the Collectors and other officers of the Govern
ment at the Eastward, in reference to the re- .
ported intention of the fishermen to go out arm
ed, and take their defence into their own hands."
The order, eays the Boston Transcript, will
eome too late, as the vessels have gone armed.
They have no intention to violate any treaty
stipulation as they have been understood forth
last thirty years. But should they be unjustly
boarded on the high seas, as they were last year,
and have their American paper $ torn and trampled ,
upon by petty ofiViali?, th-y will zW!;r defend
their flag and their own honor and whre is
the American who would not juBtify and admire
their bravery ? . -
A Youthful Traveler en route for California.
The Wheeling Times mentions the arrival in
that city, of John Jacques, an orphan boy, aged
fifteen years, from the State of New YorK, en
route for California, overland, lie states that :
he reached Philadelphia by stowing himself in
car or freight train ; and remained there two
week, bleeping in the market houses, subsist
ing on offal given him by the servauts at the ho
tels. Finally a railroad conductor allowed him .
to ride on the platform of a ear to Baltimore,
where he etaid for more than a month, serving
is an errand boy and newspaper carrier ; after
which he proceeded on foot to Frederick, beg- ;
ging enough to eat from the farm houses on tho
road ; here be engaged as ostler at a tavern, .
but left in a week on the top of a boggy wagon
for Harpers Ferry, where he accidentally picked
up a $5 bill, and took the cars for Cumberland
a gentleman there paid his way to Wheeling ; at.
the latter place , he is endeavoring to engage asr
a cabin boy on board of a steamboat for 8t.
Louis, where he hopes to engage as herdsman
or cattle driver to California. Persevering boyr
5gy The follow in g is too good to be lost. W
copy it from the Columbia (Texas) Democrat. -It
is worthy of extensive circulation ; ;
A good deal has been said, and well said
about men speaking of other men's wives as their
ladies. It would seem very ridiculous to bear
a lady call her husband my gentleman, or ack
another lady where her gentleman was, when
enquiring about her husband. Well one is just
as bad as the other ; give us plain husband and
plain wife, and a plain way of calling people and
things by their right names. We 6hould not be
at all surprised if that class of society who hunt
for roundabout ways to express their ideae, did
not in a little while, when enquiring about onto' a
sons and daughters, adopt such modes of ex
pression as these ; "How is your oldest mascu
line offspring ?" or "How is the little feminine
darling, who addresses you as parent ?" Or,
when speaking of our negroes, allude to them as
our "Ethiopian bondsmea." We can Imagino
one of these individuals entering a complaint in
the following language : 'My dear gentleman. A
your specimen of the canine species was by your
youngest masculine offspring set upon my lad'a
feline pet , and had it not been for your oldest
feminine Ethiopian bondswoman, it would by
compulsion have been forcod to depart this
life" - -