Democrat and sentinel. (Ebensburg, Pa.) 1853-1866, December 09, 1853, Image 1

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From tlie Literary World.
I am haunted by a spirit,
Every where I go :
Yet I'm near it. yet not near it,
I too sadly know.
When I'm hushed sr.d sorrow laden,
'Tis a solace there :
When my heart would clasp its maiden
Figure it is air.
Now deluded now hone nurtured,
I am curst and blest.
Till I crave for this ocr tortured
Frame, eternal rest.
Yet the spirit looms about me.
Like a thought decreeing,
As it from it it without me
Cannot have a being.
I am in the city's mazes.
'Mid ten thousand men
There the spirit's sweet sad face is
Sm;ling just a-! when.
In the midnight, it from study
All my soul has drawn ;
Or when it, at morning rvddy,
Smiled a rival dawn.
Sometimes it is sad and lonely
Sometimes l;kc a psa'ni.
A sacred solemn joy rhi- only
When 'w very calm :
Sometimes 'tis as bight as dew. that,
Pushed from opening bi:d,
Steals the light it first falls through, that
Gilds it ire it kiss the sod :
Sometimes 'tis a gloomy grandeur
Sorrow unconfessi d
Whose loud silence would command your
Life to calm its breast ;
Sometimes smiling as a dreaming
Child the thoughts alas.
Of the soul on lips are learning
That they cannot pass :
Sometimes bn" oh. heat some feature
Bless in silen' p ayer !
All time seeming '-'i some creature
Rare, exceeding fair !
So, two shadows' dim detraction
D al every moi ion
One, which points my hdy's ac ion.
One. my soul s devotion.
The ruins of the New World are likely to prove
quite as remarkable as those of the Old and in
the course of a fe w years we may look for expedi
tions and scicn'ific Tarties of explorers, busily
engaged in hmving out the wrecks of buried cit
ies, and in the Fame spirit in which the Cavalier
Bonucci is delving among the lava covered re
mains of Pompeii and Ilcrculancnm. We have
already alluded to the recent discoveries in the
Great Basin of the West, and particularly to the
alleged existence of a race of lieings whose homes
re bevend the Great Desert. A more de' ailed
account will be read with interest, especially as
further information will, in all probability, be
sought for and obt ained. The gTat basin of the
We6t, so called, is an immense barre n and deso
late table-land. bounded on thctast by the Rocky
Mountains, and on the West by the Sierra Neva
da, on the north by the Wahsatch Mountains and
Utah settlements, and on the south by the river
Gila. But two whi e men with parties art
known to have crossed this basin. These were
Capt. Joe Walker, who traversed its centre in
the winter of 1850, and Lieut. Eeale, who cross
ed its northern slope in his recent trip across the
country. Capt. Walker states that the whole
country, fi-om the Colorado to the Rio Grande,
north of the Gila, is filled with ruined habit a
tions and cities ; and among the ruins he has
met with numberless specimens of antique pot
tery. Ia his last trip over the desert, he discov
ered, near the Little Red River, and about mid
way across the wilderness fi-om the Colorado, a
kind of eitadel, rising from an abrupt rock twen
ty or thirty feet in height, and surrounded by
the ruins of a city more than a mile in diameter.
The outline of the building was distinct, although
only the northern angle, with walls fifieen or
eighteen feet long, and ten flet h:gh, was s'and
ing. The houses of the city had all been built cf
stone, well quarried and well built, which had cv
idently been reduced to ruin by the ac ion cf
tome great heat some fierce, furnace like bias
of flra, similar to that issuing from a volcano as
the s'oncs were all burnt, some almost cindered
and the others glazed as if melted.
Capt. Walker found various s(one and earthen
implemants among the ruins: he spent some
time in examining this interesting spot in tra
emg the outlines of the streets and houses : but
he could find no other walls standing. He says
that traces cf some tremendous fire are visible
throughout the entire basin : and expresses the
tyapjoo tbat this tract, now to barren, was oace
a cha-ming country, sustaining millions of peo
ple, and that its present desolation was wrought
by the ac ion of volcanic fires.
Lieutenant Beale says: "On his first trip
across the Coninont, lie discovered in the midst
of the wilderness of Gila, what appealed to be a
strong fort, the walls of great thickness, built of
stone. lie traversed it, and found it contained
forty two rooms. In the vicinity were met with
numerous balls of hard clay, from the size of a
bullet to that of a grape shot. What was -singular
about them was the fact, that frequency ten
or twen'y of them were stuck together, like a
number of belle's runout of half a dozen cem
necting moulds, or like a whole baking cf rolls
It is difficult to say what these were intended
for. They were so hard, however, that the smal
ler ones could be discharged from a gun."
A correspondent of the Placcrville Herald, wri
ting from San Bernardino Valley, gives an ac
count of a great pyramid that was recently dis
covered between the Sierra Nevada Mountains
and the Colorado River also of the ruins of an
ancient bridge.
The distance from one abutment to the other
was about six hundred feet, and between the two
were no less than seven distinct piers. These
piers were all apparently of equal height, and at
the top must have been six feet broad by twenty
feet in length. The)- rose in the midst cf the de
sert. and were partially buried up by the sands
projec'ing in no instance more than eight feet
above the ir surface. There was no river within
many miles cf the spot the Colorado being the
nearest but from the position of the ruins the
discoverers came to the conclusion that some
large river from the Northwest must have once
flowed between its walls and piers. Evidences
of various other ancint structures were apparent
in he vicinity, in numerous detached portions e.f
what were once unquestionably the walls rf buil
ding and these extended for a considerable dis
tance in every direction except in the line which
the posi inn of the bridge would indicate to have
been the bed of the river.
The following, also, from a late number of the
San F.-anciseo He-raid :
" Far away, beyond the South Pass rn the
head wa'ets of the Gila Rivea lives J .hn Bridgor
a trapper of the plains and moun ains for more
than fo-ty yca-s. It is admit'ed by all trappers
that he is bu'tcr acqualn'ed ban any oher living
man wi h the intricacies cf all the hills and the
s'reams lhat lose themselves in the Great Basins
While trappingon the tributaries of the Cetloratk-,
an Indian offered to guide Mr. Bridger and party
to a peo le livin; far in the Desert, with whom
they could barter.
The proposit ion was accepted, provieling tl em
selves with elrud ir.ea-s and wa er. they struc'.;
right into the he art of that Great Desert, where
no whs'e man before or since has trodden, and
which the hardy inoun' ameers will only ven' un
to skirt. five days' travel, the party ar
rived at these mo;intain,or Buttes rising in gtan
tlturinthat solidary wate. These .mountains
were cevered with a divei sity of forest and f un
trees, with streams of purest wa er ripp'.ing denvn
'heir d, clivities. At their bae was a nume reus
agricultural people, surrounded with waving field--of
corn and a profusion of vegetables. The people
were dressed in leather the-y knew nothing of
firearms, using only the bow and arrow : and for
mile af cr mile circling the se Bntte-s, were alrfxle
houses, two and three s ones h;gh. Mr. Bridger
was not allowed to enter any of their towns or
houses, and af er re-mining three days, bartering
scarlet cloth and iron for their furs he h ft them
not, however, before being given to understand
that they he'd no comunica ion with any people
hcyon their desert home. That these are the same
people that once inhabited the banks e.f Gila and
'he Colorado and left those monnmen's of wonder
the ' Casas Grand." which so deeply attracted
he followers dream, there can no longer he a
doubt. -r
Months afer this conversion with Mr. Brid
ger. I had ano her wHi Mr. Paptn. the agent e f
the American Fur Company. He told me tha'
another of ; he parly, Mr. Walker, the mount
aineer af er whom one of he mountain passes is
namtel and who is known to be a man of truth,
had given him the ftnte e'ocii) t'-n of these
disn'ate peop'c. and in my min i there is not a
shadow of dor. b. e.f their exis ence."
Car.t. Joe Walker has also visi ed this people,
and gives subsiantially the same account of hem.
He calls them the Miquis, and says; "Their
houses are genetally built e f stone and mor er
some of them of alIe. They are very and
comforable and many of them are two ami even
three stories h gh. The inhabi ants are con
siderably advanced in cf he arts, and manu
facture excellent woellcn clo hing, blankets,
leather, basket work and pottery. Unlike most
of the Indian tribe of this ccunry, the woman
work within eloors, the men performing all the
farm and out-door labor. As a race, they are
lighter in color than the Digger Indians cf Cali
fornia. Indeed the women are tolerably fair, in
consequence of not being fo much exposed o the
sun. Mauy of ihese women are very beautiful
They arc neat and clean in their habits, and
dress in a picturesque costume ei uieir e.
manufacture. Altoge her, the Moquii are far in
advance of any aboriginees yet discovered m the
territory of the Uni ed S.atcs-"
Captain Walker s'a'es further that the forms
of the gen ler sex are of faul less symmetry, that
they have beautiful hair, which they arrange
with much care, and that while the unmarried
part their hair behind, and twist each parcel
round a hcop six or eight inches in diameter, the
married we nun twist their hair behind in a sort
of club. The spirit of the West is one of the
boldness and adventure, and but a liitle while
will elapse before we may look for an o-ganized
txptdiaon to the lionies of this newly discovmd
raoa -
Drowning of nBcll nn Shipboard.
The following vivid account ef the sinking of
the Royal George, wi(h a ball, in full ac'ivity on
board. I have translated, for the Inquirer, from
the " Forty Eight Years' Memoirs of a Constitu
tional Officer," as exracted in'o the November
number of that most admirable German monthly,
" M'ljer's Mjnatshefte," published in New York.
E. J. M.
In the summer of 1780, the Royal George, a
s'ately three decker, of 84 guns, af er an absence
ot two years on a loremn s anon, case auuoor m ,
the Spi head Roads. At the end e.f a -week,
which had been emplo3 cd in removing all traces
of her long voyage, aid in a thorough cleansing,
the Captain issued invitations to the officers of
she fleet in the Spit head wa!ers. and to the nobil
ity and gentry of Portsmouth, fr a grand ball on
biard. The inferior of the upper deck, freshly
painted fi-om s'em to stern, and elegantly deco- J
rated, appeared like a floating palace.
The appointed hour for the commencement of
the fete nal arrived, and the harbor was gradual
ly covered by hundreds of boats, some carrying
tire invite-d guests to the Royal George, and oth
ers, attrae'ed by eruriosity to witness the delica'e
homage which British naval oflicers are accus
tomed to bestow upon beauty. All that the
most refined taste eu!d suggest, and the most
lavish expenditure procure, had been bes'owed
on the embellishment of the vessel. The deck,
whose entire space was appropriated to the hall,
resembled a vast billared hall, over which, from
the masts and yards, floated the intermingled
folds of numberless flag and streamers of every
varie'y of color. Instead of tape-s'ry. the siiles
were covered with velvets and silk hangings.
Among the furniture were to be seen the most
precious ivory work, and divans and chairs of
rose and sanehd weeds, carved and fashion el in a
manner to rival the most ingenious Chinese tas'c.
The awnmg was composed of carpets of the rich-e-s-
Orien al fabric, ornamente-d with gold and
silver cmbroielery, and the rugs lie fore the s'a e
rooms were pre due ions of Cachcmire, which
might have figured as articles of luxury in the
wa -il I of priucily dames.
The side boards glittered with gold and silver
vessels, among which was a magnific nt vase,
-et with costly jewels, the gift of an East Indian
prince. Otto of roses in crys al jars f ern nie he s
e xpresly made, scattered in profusic n its eleli
cious perfume. In a word, the whole scene wiih
itssplendiel decoration;, resembled ra her ihe
banquesting room of a royal palace, than the in
e. ior cf a flag .ship.
Aficr the Admiral had cast a last satisfied
J.anee upon the tas eful ciMbelli.shnitn s. and
had passed in re view the brilliant preparations,
he re-paii-ed to the deck, where in sta'e and sur
r tindeel by his eifiicers, as a king by his ne hies,
he took his post to receive his guests. Whilst a
select band of music filled the air wi h melody,
frem every side .here was seen gliding over the
smooth wa'ers towards the ship, gaily dressed
lieats lnaring the e'.i e of beauty and nobili y
fivin Portsmou h,Porsa. the Isle of Wight, and
other neighlx ring points on the const. The- uni
ve-sal joy of ihe officers and guests was enhan
ced by the leauty e.f the night, not a clot d dim
ming tlie radiance of the sars, and not a breath
of air ruffling the surface of the sea.
And yet, destruction was maliciously hovering
in this hour of fes ivi j over the finest shin in
lheleet. Already death invisibly sat grinning
behind the seats of htsc pleasure devoted guess.
Of mutiny there was no a: prehension, as the
wheile crew w ere all true and loyal, and warmly
at. ached to the cotr.mrnding officer, nor was
there any possibility of a hak, as the utmost
precautions had been adopted, and the powder
magazine had len additionally secured by triple
fastenings. Who could have believed that the of a gentle west wind, would Lc si ffi
cient to I roditce a ca astro he, as unra.alkled
in its cha ac er as in its awf.d incidents !
About two hours later, as the ball was in fid
movement, there arose, not a light breeze but
rather a b.eaih of air, from the south west, which
hardly stirred a curl of hair among the crowd of
danci:ig beauties. The oscillation, which it bro't
as it steile across the mo 'ionics face cf the water,
appears to have been unnoticed But, inscruta
ble fate ! This insensible puff of air, not surfi
cient to d aw a sound fn m the cords of an Tleli
an harp, by 'he under swell it created disturbed
the equilibrium of two immense chain anchors
which, wi.h some heavy guns, had been stowed
! in the open ports, and, on account of the calm
i we a her. had not been secured by fastenings.
' This ponderous mass started from its balance by j
! the heaving ef the sea. with lightning Fpeed roll
' ed to the opposite s'ule of the vessel, and in a mo- !
j ment threw the Royal George upon her side.
One heart piercing cry of woe from a thousand
voices, a sound be-fore which the stoutest sailor
quailed, rose in frightful dissonance, and broke
upon the startled ears ef those in the surrounding
ships, while echo bore the death wail to the adja
cent coasts, whete it rolled along, like a thunder-
;peal deaeltuiug the roar of the surf, and striking
with terror the shuddering inhabitants.
The lofty masts immediately bowed to the sur
face of the sea, which at first, as it were, over
awed by the sudden cessation of the prevailing
1 joy, receded in a w ieie citc'.c. and then as quickly
returned, as if to theexecu ion of a fearful judg
ment, pouring over the high bulwarks, and
through the ports into the innermost recesses.
Once more the stately fabric, in all i s imposing
mass, vpon the restora ion for a moment of its
lost balance throi'f.h the settling water, rose
erect, as if to display in full majesty the impo
sing grandeur of its form. Pioudly stretched
the lofty masts their tx'cnded arms to the blue
sky but the flags and streamers, already soaked
by the overwhelming sea. hung in loose folds,
I like emblems of mourning. Sow the 6hip, deep
er, deeper sinking, began, in giddy whirls, a hor
ror striking dance a few seconds more, and it
shot, wi ll i's thousands ofhumanlie-ings, in vain
with dea'hly pallid and agonized coun-enance-s
imploring he-aven for deliverance, and clinging
convulsively to the shrouds, in'o the gar-ing
abyss. The foaming sea. with hud and terrib'c
gurgle, forever closed over the black, yawning
gulf, and al' was silent !
A fe w moments suffice d to complete 'he terrific
ca'astrophe. From all the ncighloring vessels
lmats were seit out to attempt to save some of
the d -owning thousands, but the vast whirl ion!
ca'i.-cd by t sinking shin, prevented a nea-ai
proaoh. Onlvafw of the mort experienced
sailo-s. who climlie-d to the opma:ts as ihe Roy
al Ororgc for the last time he-av.el erect, wc-o m
abled to save themselves by swimming. All the
rest, in the midst of a jubilee, fell a prey to the
drowning sea.
Tscape cf Fcntane.
During the seige eif Lyons, the root Fon'ane
had bcrn shut up wi h his family in the midst of
the city in ruins. Full of alarm f r ti e fa'e of
his young wife and infant, he resolved, at all
risks, to escape if he could.
Having oVaine-d a passport, a difficulty arose
a 1 1 t i - .. rr . nnrt '
a.S lO nOW IIP l-OIim ta:iV nn i.t'unr y.n V t.m
o'he-r valrnb'.c articles then consid r d qoi'c an
li republican. Among these valrables was a
chalice, a present from a sovereign, on which an
able artist had e ngraved the arms of the King eif
Sardinia. Fontane grea'ly dreaded le st this cha
lioefihonhl lie discovere d as being a vesse l use el
in the se-rvice of the church, ami lK-aring the
arms of a king, it would tell as a thre e fi.ld pw-o
of aristocracy. However, he elecided on 'akitg
and hastentel to the house of a friend, who had
been a nursery gardener.
The poet then laid aside all his feudal oma
men's set aliout exc'iantring his clothes to give
himself another aprearance.
Having d esse-el himself in wide pantaloons and
shoes stuck full of la-ge nails, his hair c-opped
and every grain of p-wele-r remeived. he emerged
ftitn the gardener's h'-vse in cl a-acer rf a laun
dnss's porter, wi'h a heavy basket of clothes on
his shoulder he pla'e and cha'ice care full-
rackeel iineler the linen. Ilis young family fol
l-we-d a fe-w paces Whind him wi h tin- passport,
but they had to pass close to the terrible instru
ment f d a h : for the-e it stood, always ready
fir use. Fonane shi elder, d. His wife turned
pale. To them their sitrarion was aw fid ! But
re asfm and neevwsity urged them on, Fontane
resolved to act a deid d rart. He wa!k d up in
font of the guillotine, gra-ning 'he basket firmly
with his band and loo-ening the leather s'rap as
if to ease himself, he looked steadily at the scaf
fold. A man of ruffianly arpearane. who a'tcnel.-d
as if he were a guard of ihe guillotine, came up
to him.
" Are yon afraid," sa d he to Fon'anc, that
3-0U look in this way at the na'ional lazor V
" Afraid," said Fontane : "di you take me for
a Federalist, that I should be f igh'ene d at the
sight of a guillo ine! Sccre lien ! Leok at me t
d you see anything like an aristocrat in my
face ?"
" What are you ?" said a second interrogator,
addressing Fontane.
" I am a bleacher and scourer."
"And his good won: an !"
"What a qnes ion," said Fontane. " Look at
the little one don't you see the likeness I'ir
la Tiyiillique'."
" Ah ! that's right !"said themisc-cant: 3-ou're
a goel one. Down with musca.lius and aris 0
crats. Vice i Rcpulliqne ! and Vive la Guilto
tin' .'"
Fon'ane could not jo:n in this sanguina-y cry.
He saw his wife tremble, and took her hand.
"Come, wife." said he. " let us have a song."
"Ay and a dance too," said the barbarian
who had first spoken : " so, down with your
basVet. my jovial fellow."
" But I I"
"Nonsense nobody will run away with your
basket : down wi.h it, I say ! Why, w hat's the
mat'er ? is it glued to your neck ?"
Fontane objec ed and resisted for a while, but
was soon obliged to submit and. wiping the
cold perspiration from his f..rliesd. in a state
more dead than alive, w as relieved from the bur
then of ht li-Vct. lie f.w it plaod on a hear
of stones, and feared everything would lie turned
tosv-turvy. Oh ! the fa al cha'ice ! All h- pe
of safety was gne he was on the point of ele
liverirg himself up and claiming cemrasstrn fir
his wife and child, in the hope lhat they would
beallowcd topass, when, happily heroused him
self, clapped his hands, and assumed a joyful as
pect. " Hollo ! my friend," cried one of the fellows,
"you're wonderfully merry all at once."
" A thought has struck me," said Fon'ane, "a
bold idea ! You see my poor wife? I know the
Carmagne le alwaj-s raises her spirits. Come,
my goeid fellows, let us dan:e it."
His w ite gazed at him with a levk of despair,
as he snatched the child from her arms.
" What now ! don't make a wry face, wife,"
said he. " Excuse her, she's young and timid.
Come, let us put the little one on the basket
there he lies on the top of the linen, and sleeps
t.r.,11e. Wife, vour hand. Now, the ring
the republican ring. Come, friends, join hands
far the ring the patriotic dance."
Madame Fontane now comprehended what her
husband meant. She tny ped hghily roui.d the
ring, and joined in the chorus of the Carmagnole.
Whe n the dance was over she took up her c'.ild :
Fontane w as assisted in replacing his lasket on
his shoulder, lie made his wife lead the way,
and walked off her, whistling the Chant da
depart. And ao they ecad.
Married in Spite cf tLeir Teeth.
Old Governor nitons' all, of Connecticut, who
flourished some years since, was a man of some
humor, as well as perseverance in e-lfec ing the
end he d'.-sired. Among either anecdo'es told of
him by the New London people, the place where
he re-sided. U the following:
Of the various sic s w hich have flourished Pr
their elay. an 1 then ceased to e xist, was one
known as the Rogerites, so called f.-om the'r
founder, a J l.i or Tom. or some other town a
foresaid. Tin- dis ingui.-hed 'enot eif this sec
was their d nial rf ihe propriety and ncriptvrali
ty of the form of marriage. .The y V lie-ved " it
is not good for man to lc alone," and also tha"
one wife only should "cleave unto her husland."
B-jt this should be a matter of agreement n.e-re
ly. and the oniric should come together, and
live as man and wife, dispensing with all '.In
forms of the marriage covenant. The old G:ve--nor
used frequently to call upon Ucp r, and talk
he matter over with htm, and end.-avor to con
vince him of the imtroprie-ty of living w ith Saah
as he did. But neither John nor Sa-ah would
give up their argument. It w as a n a'ter ofcen
science with them : they were very happy V
get he r as they were : e.f what use, the n
could a mere form be ? Suppose they would
hereby escapc scandal, were they not firmly
bound to "take up the c-rss," and live accord
ing to the rules eif the religion tiny possessed?
The Governor's logic was powerless.
He was in the neighloihood e.f John one day,
and meeting wi h him, accepted an invitation to
ditie wi' h him. Conversa.itu, 2 usual, turned
upon the subject.
" Now. John," said the Governor, af cr a long
eliscu.-siein of ihe peiint, "why will you nut t lar
rv Sarah ? Have you not taken Ler to be ycu.
lawful w ire,- ?"
" Yes," replied John, "but my own conscie nce
will not rc-riuit me to marry her ia the formo!
the world s pe-ople-.'
" Very well, but you love Ler?"
"And respect her ?"
" Yes."
' And cherish he r as the bone of your bone
and f!e.;b e.f your flesh ?"
"And you love, obey, respect, and cbtrUh
him ?" he continued to Sarah.
" Cer ainly I do."
" Then." said the Governor, rising, " by the.
laws of God and the Commonweal h of Connec i
cut, I pronounce you to le husland and wife."
The ravings and rage of John and Sarah were
of no ava'l t the knot was tied by the highlit au
hori'y in the State.
IIow Kurat met H3 Fats.
The sen'ence of the mili nry commission w ar
re a 1 tet him wi h d-ie solemnity. lie listcne-el 'e
it as he would have lis etietl to the cannon of ano
.her hat le d iringhis mili ary life, equally wirii
out emotion or bravadt. He neither aske-el fo"
nardon. for delay, nor for appeal. lie advance d
of his own ac -ord towa 'd the do-ir. as if to a-cel
crate the catastrophe. The door e; ened on n
narrow e sp'anade. lying 1 ween the towers e.f
the cas le a id the outer walls. Twelve seldiers,
wi h loa Id muskets, awaited hi in there. The
narrow spa-e d el not permit them to s and a' a
s-iffi-rent dis'a ice to d - prive dea h of its horror
M irat, in step i:ig over the th-es'.old of hi
coamber found hitnse'if face to face with them.
He refused to let his eyes be 1 andanped. anel
hooking at the soldiers with a firm and Ix-ncyo
-lent smile.
" My friends," said he, " do not make me snf
for by taking bad aim. The narrow space nam
rally compells you almost to rest the muzzles of
your muskets on my breast : do no- tremu e, a
not strike me in the face aim at the heart, hen
it is." ,
As he spoke thus, he placed his r:ght hand up
on hiscoa. toindica e he posi ion of his heears.
In his lef. hand he held a small medallion, which
contained in one focus of love, the image e.f hi
wife and of his four chihlren, as if he thus wished
to make them witnesses eif his last hour, or to
have their image in his last loek, as in his last
thoucht. He fixed his eyes on th s jwrtrait. and
received the elea h b'ow wi hout feeling i', ah
sorted in cem empla i.m of all he 1-ved i;iKn
ear .h ! His IkhIv. pierced at so sliort a etistatice
liy twelve balls, fill wi.h his arms e.jien and his
face to the earth, as if s ill eiub acing the king
efoin he had emce jKissessed. and which he 1 ail to reco-iqvcr fir his tomb They th-ew lis
c'eiak upon t'-e lody, which was b iried in the
calhe-elral of Pizzo. Thti. el ed he ti osi ch'u al
rous se ldier eif the imperial epeich : not the gnat-e-s.
but ihe most hc-oic figure amemg the Com
panions of the new Alexcnder. L imariiae.
news from Cons an inople contain some det ails
of the scene which te.k plac at Shun.Ia, when
the oa h of fidelity was sworn oy tneanny in me
presence cf the (.rand .dut.i, w No was "s
ith the Ke:an in his hand. The
oa h was. that the men would bind the- last drop
their blood in defence of the soven-ign righ s
of the Ottoman Throne. Omer Pacha addressed
a speech to " the Asial ie , African . and Eurapean '. ti arriage of ie is one of romantic intcrtat.
officers and soldiers," w hich the Grand Muf-, Tiie lady.w maiden name was Birch, waa
ti offereil up a prayer, the Amen of w hich w as j possessed of consideiable property, and when,
repealed by the whole army. The drums then passed the bloom of her you h hh', "became pas
beat, and a prolonged shout of " Lemg live the alonately eiianiored of the .'t, frotu thcie-usa!
Sultan" was rai.-ed. Oiuer Pacha refused to of his " MeLt;:0r'. for swe time she nursed
permit the troops to de-tile Ixfore him, saying this sentirt Jn st.Cre-t, and being apprifed cf
that he w ould not accept such a distinguish!?! the Vffiban a.-sed sta.e of l is affairs, i-he w rote to
honor until he had gaiae-el a vic.ory over ihe Rus- tenUci ing him the bulk f 1-tr fortune- .
Sians. Among 111c iore-tguers pi eseut w;-cre yjr
Neale, the Briash Consul at Yarn a s0;l of j..
ron B.uck's, and General P;'mi ncej.e Jt
spleudid charger as a pncm vivtr paciia.
u-" cha-ge against the purse is of more seri
ous concern, with many, tbao a charge aaiaat
the character,
a . a.
Fete Whetslcce and tte K ail 07.
Tele Whetstone, of Arkansas, waa onoe travel
ling on horseback throi feh the in criorcf th
S:ie, and called one evening to atay all uifcht
at a little log house ne ar L.-rod w here cn'er
ainment a:id a postoflicc were kept. Two other
s' rangers w ere he-re, and the mail Loy rode op
about daik. Sup'tr being over, the mail carrier
and the time gen'lemen were invited iuto a small
rxom f irnished with a good fire and two bed,
which were to accou xaoelate the four persona for
thenht. The mail carrier wa a littlu, dirty,
shabby, lo" ;sy lcokii.g wretch, wi h r.ona
of the gentlemen likesd the idea of sleeping. Put
Whets ore i-yed l.iui clostly at he aakt-d :
" Where do you sleep to-night. Uiy Ui ?"
" I 11 thlcep w Kb you I reckon." lisped tbo
you h " or with oue oHiem other fillers. I doa't
care which."
The other two gentlemen took ti e hint and oo
eu- ie-d one cf the bed Uige'ht-r immediately
leaving the o her bed and tie conftb to be enjoy
ed by Pe'e and the meil boy torrtthcr as best they
could. Tete and the boy buth coinmeocetl laul
i 13 off 'heir dads, and Pe c getting into bed first,
and w ishing to get riicf aleeping with the boy,
remarked very earnestly " try frieud, I te.ll you
beforehand, i'eegt t'i ttk! and you'd be' ter
no' pet ia here with ice, for the disease is catch'
The boy, who was just getting into bed too.
drawled out very cotjlly. " wal, I reckon that
don't make a bit o' difference to n-.e : I've had it
now for nearly thtve-n years," and into bed
he pfe'tt 1 with Pete, who pi ched out iu a great
a hurry as if he had waked up a hornet's nest ia
ti c bed. The o her two gentlemen rcand. and
the mail lioy, who had got peace-able possession
of a bed to himself, d a.vl d out
" Why you ni -st be- a thet of darned fules
mam an 1 dad s got the ta ch a heap wurth than I
i.. and they thTept in lei lat niht wLca
the-' w as here to the quil ing."
The o.hur two s rai geva were now in a worse
pndicament than Pe e had ben, and b uncing
f oin their ne sts as if the house had beta on fire,
s rip-ed and hhook their clo lies, put them to.
again, ord rfd their horses, and. though it was
.learly ten o'clock, they all time left, uid rode
several es lo the next tow n be fore they blept,
leaving the iuifer'uable mail earlier to tLfc Llifcg
of scratching and sleeping ahnc.
Tlio Force of Ia5aiaaticn.
Euckland the di-tinguishe-d geeihgist, one day
gave a dinner, af er dissecting a Mi.siippi alli
ga or, liaiug asked a to id n.any of he most dis
; inguisl.ed e f li s classes to dine v i h Liiu. His
louse and all his cs ablishn-int were in geejd
style and tas'e. Ilis gt e;U c n-re-ga ed. The
.linner table- UkiI e-d s; h-odidly, w i li lass, chiua:
a id plate, .he meal ci uvntr.ced with cxctl-e-n'
" How do you like the soup ?" asked the doe
eir. af er having finis! ed his own plate, addrcss
sing a famous got rmand ef t he day.
.. ve.v gejenl. indeed, ai se ed the other; tur
tle s i-. not ? I only asked because I dj not ie
an .' r en fat."
The docter shrok his head.
" I think it has so.newhat of a musky taste,"
said am ther : " not unple asan', but jeculiar."
" All alliga have," replied Buckland ; " the
cayman peculiarly so. The fellow w hum I dis
ected this morning, and whom you have just
be-tn ta ing "
There as a general rout of tie whole guos'a.
F.very one t :mod ale. Half a d7cn startt-d
from the -able. Two f them ran out ot be roe m,
and only those who had stout stomachs remained
to the clotc of an excellent tnterta.nn.eut.
"S-e what imagii a ion is," aid Buckland,
" ifl had told them it was turle, or terrapin, or
bii-el's-r.e-it soup, salt wa cr amphilia or froh or
the glu en of a fish from the t-f a sea bird,
ihey would have j ronounced it excellent, and
their diges.ion been none the worse. Such ia
- But was it re ally an nllit a or ?"' asked a lady.
"A good a calf s head as ever wore a coro
net," said EucUand.
Thorne, of Washington Hollow, Duel ess Co., N.
Y. lately imported a valuable Durham bull, and
o hers ock by the s earner Herman, w hich wera
.-clec el wi bout re-gard lo ceist, of the best to be
f mud in England. The bedl is Hated to havo
cost five thousand dollars. By the Washing on
o.i her last trip, he received a cow, of the f-ame
s. aiu as the bull, for w Inch w e are le 11 he aid
S3,U0 , beside-s expenf-e of her iiasage. Th a ia
probably the highest prioed cow ever imp nt d..
She was accoui anie-d by a two tnonlhs old calf,
which cost 5:750. Also, a lot ef South Dowa
she-ep, cf superior quality. If they a e better
' tlian those importe-d by Mr. Morriss.of Mt. Ford-
j must u ycfy cxtraordinary. but not
, mQre R) lhan tLc niania ncw ,.1;, for rxli.
ils the s andard of cut tie in 'jiis country by
fre.di imfxirtations e.f the bct ever produce-d by
Etiglish breeders. V. 1". T ibw e,
Markiagk eF Iam A,ktts e The story of the
Touolied with ibis remarl awe prexi oi
erosity, and supposing it could only U caused by
a pielcrcnce for himself he at once made an otr
of his hand and heart. Ilcjudtd rightly, aud
the poet was pre-mpily accepted.
; fX7.Irriag ii a fiatst whara tho graqa ia 9Qmt