Erie weekly observer. (Erie [Pa.]) 1853-1859, December 03, 1853, Image 1

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• Ir P n. Thv hichoot IST;PP icitt her paid
1 „,,,.„ sak.te of the Plildlr :iquaro.p.
Pei:ti Street., Eris, Ps.
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\,.,,,r . P 0 ,0111.4 over the. Eris &bait, giattli
rrir. Pa.
~,„ Oit gtyle of the art. and wairan-
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~,LL,,te•st Law. Warren - Pa.
!Ohl N.ll.!lioaa wtlt reCe ir.. 13114bPt
ti tk WALKER L CO.,
du. and CuinimiaAion • Iletrbitut.. fourth
t ef the Public Bridge, Rrie;Pa.
,„ t,nl . sett, Plaster, Ekuseeo; Ash. Liar
Stores. Cretingli t te., with
11J , A.:. chipping Wilier by Annunbnoui.
ottsfr.... L. 110111aX.1.
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(IRAN M, .
Ca N91.1:1 CR AT , LAW, O. 0111 Erlich
~.quer of the Park.':.Erie.
T. -11(711-40111E,
~,•ne.. Prot asinns,:lWines Liquors, Candies.
• a line d,,,,r below Benth k litawatt's State-at.
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1 INCEST,- 111 0 - ITICo.,
„ : REF . of Stuee
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~, Ho G Ware, Rragiaea. Ma.
-.1'.... .road Cori, etc., - se SL, E r i o P a.
:km , : TIIL FIRX 01 4 11. LOOMIS * CO.)
, ,„ u•.;}.., Watches, Jewelry, Siker Spoont,Mnal
. - -..:,•,:/t-, Looking Masses, Lampe and Fahey
„ ... ' , ale and retail. •
a- .t fide of State Street, Erie, Ps
1. N. TIBB.A.LS & CO.
1.11111. or IgrALliar a naiad-44
and Shipping Merchants, and deal
, Ihur, Frih, Salt. Water Line, Plaster, de.,
Erie, Pa. Packager intended for ear tiro
J. B. GI'N.. ISON,
stationary, Monthly Magi - \ d4k! t. , Cheap
• ~:•. , lieet Newspapers, Geld Pe A. Pock
, .11 Fatt Jour wen &the Deed ilow.e. Erie.
lit )(all Ttivitet,
izet.ti beaten. in ,Faery and elsple , Dry
N1.11.m.13, No. IL Poor:Pboi.lON R0w...m.41e
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1.11 1 14 KL
1,1„ & Co.
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7: • Ir••u Fence, Railing, Steam lloilert,
Proof:Stadler,. and all kinds of
dour to order.
'l, \lt & METCALF,
r , t .i 1 tenter.; in Dry carpe ts. 3114
I Hoed '
li, COOK. ' _
a Parley Dry tioods, and the Greaten ca,
store in the city, Chenit side. Erie. P.
',hers and retail Dealers in wet and dry Oro
:,ton., Produce, Foreign and Doniestic'Entit,
tt •11, - ttr and Stone Ware, Flour, Fish, Salt. Obi",
jor, hot. Carts, Safety Fuse, Le., hr., French
thr It era Rouse. Erie, Pi.
5,1 Canal Bost., Vioeela. Hotels, and Psi
- , applied with any of .tbo *hors articles
•-Find very cheap.
• W:sl. S. LANE,
%;,A.N.ELLon at—Odra over Jaek , •en't
Lest cortter of the Public Sward..
tft6l'i'hjj & 1 - TRPLY - .IR, -
nrorerieß,lliirdwzre,Uro.•kery, 40.
,tnte ..treetfr.iie, Pa.
1)1{ l' BRANDE I S,
'Mee at his residence on Eighth
Fernit and llnliand, Ed o , Pa.
:-.1N14)11D - ,1 CO.,
rirt•Lei, t_ ertreirmir ,
F.tchange oh ttiv p. 41.a.1 •ig ie.
lA, ilLb B 0111) Rh.•k. i'lll}.li.i.
lif..l:oN STUART,
1.0 -:Residenee 611 F..erri h -i rr.•r.
't Apothecary HilL _ _ _ -
E... 5, I,vnasn and Annediesn Hardware and
A', , .Natk, Anvils, Vises, Iron and eztorl 5... :t
Ene, ,
nna Retail Dealers in Dry Goat, Gra
aF e
• t :. Hardware. Iron,
• . -1.1ke., Le. Em Storer Flew. !.;tre..t.
• • .1 , ..n- Brown', Rote Erie, Ps. - .
L g.” ,, , Bellow,. Axle Arms, Sprinitc a
", ' - ru.ueut of Sroldlo end Carriage Tritroninf....
, and jr3 ‘t ICA ~ f the ham and Ag, at
Mutual Life Lowrance t;oinpau,
, 1 Wright' , dare, Erie. PS.
I. i tcc Li c;uutity, Pi. . ciut
promtn.i. an.l
' • : Mor , hant, 14, OW Palate
111 , •irrel.
t' tt ititi White ..00l.tandy aele.
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larueerse., Wine.,
-A zr,,, Fink. Nutx, and
•••r . Pr..serves, and lierinetricully
de.etiption Monty ou hand. No.
• oppogitollrown% N,w
N..‘i York. W. I. MILL*. Beira!".
~u;r iu thew .esson. Oysters in shell, indu J.
Dry street.. New York, whirl' will 1.•
r w price.. A. C. JAincsorr, AO,
1: Ala ER - - ,iBROTHER, •
ani Retail dealers in Nur, Medicine. Paint.,
,t_ Ola.Rs, lc., No. 6, Reed House. Rrie.
on•imnt Tailor. on the putdie equate. • few
.rate .cruet, Erie.
„,, R TAIL dealers in Drugs, Medicine, Dye
a,.., X". 5, Reed Bosse, Erie.
lir MAN -&-T3LITANT-
w1..1 and Miseellasetteo nooks,
..- and Printer' Card.. No. P.
N. k:rie Pa.
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I • 4I4 "foRS BEEBE ' de STEWART,
_ •aian• and burgeon& °See end
• ' Streets.
r war S. A.M:I to 2, and 6sor, P. 31.
•ThilN HEARN IC co.,
-•:.] r -nitai,.ion 3feretuude..deaktr in in Coal,
agent for a daily lino of Upper Lake
• Pnbits• Duck Erie, Pa.
1, hi .{ N.R. ;1 Reed %Sleek, Plate giroet.
Ili n'eloek, A. M.
34 b'elark, P. M.
I; E )117ZRJ. — iftliftT 4 C - • •
Mtrreleter, Pettik 110,40: Fnr.
• ~„ Flour and Iftatr.
' ' •'s i• P.t , 411. Dr Aimee in Foreign Atoll
I isixdoiletbing, 0040 mitt Jo %
• • Itl.iel, State ,tract, Erie.
ItSitALC & 'figetkr:
• ‘t 'Ayr-016e* up Wars a Tammany 11,11
the Prrithottotary's
.1 ‘s,, co..StL4OIII AT LAW—Wife user Wll
- entrance etre door soot of Rua. ewer,
1 , 'mum!, Erie.
111111 .1145, EIA ES,
• .•,. iirs liuwir , Dry Ureerrios,
, \ 1. 14.weem .New IleteL
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tilverries. hardware, *now Wore.
1 ' 41e., 121. Choniod4o, Mo. Po. •
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• - 1 ) Rad Dealer, la thaid awl Sils.r
Land Warrant" and cortillei.leo of De.
`d..• ogou Drafts on Ow principal eitk+ of the
.o l all part, oldie (114 Country for sak.
t1. 4 4„.., n1 .. r of stio-st. amot PiOilie
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•lalrp. Peas row* avid
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Utt 0.. L. ELLIOTT,
Itr.t.lcnt D;otlift: 01ee sae ditolliar uft
thr South ship of the Public Botasee,l doer
F.att the Erie Bank Bedidists. Teeth t*.
-,o q,.1 Instr. frvitt ono to NI out** sot. Ohrioul
Lie i 'rah pats 4144, ia4 n o toswil hshAlhilit solo.
.4. Teeth cleaned with lamentation' Deeelliee so
t vre then of polksei deleenteee. AS wait weeetetheiL
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The itteutiort now L het ra poen
The highest not mere high:
tf.-,ley. Olen the weary. r.
A king of men ant 1.
Tortiny, silks are great and ttut.‘ll.
Tbe ratnielexa sod the -known;
kly poises ie the people's hall,
The ballot ben ni) throne'
Who eeinna to-41/ty upon the list
Beside Me served
Alike the bums as wrinkled
The glared aml dainty- hand!
The rich 6 Wept with tholum.r.
Tbe weak la Arun to-4y;
And aleskaa hremieloth counts nn wore
Tlma homespun &orb 4.f gray.
To-day lei pomp and rasa precinct.
My towboat* eigßt abide;
I set a slab mash ammo* some
Agolael thrsollsora setae.
To-day shall sittpla neabood try
The steagth of gold sal land;
rhombi* wield has notirteahli to bre
The poem of my 0141 hand. -
inks. there's a grief to rook redress,
Or behoves to adjust. •
While weigbe our living nosab.xxl
That/ Masuou's vilest dusk
-While timpree i right to need at onto;
A wrong to sweep away,:—:
rp! clouted knee and ragged etas!
A stn's a man to-,hay.
* gtoict isaliaiiv
THULE are few sorts of pine 1 have not fol
lowed with horse, , hound, or gun; and, among
other sports I have gone ibis shooting; it 1134
not as much lb/ the sport, however, a, that I
wished to obtain some specimens for nussurting.
An adventure liefel me in one of these excursions•
that stay - interest the Trader. The southern Part
of the State of Louisiana is one vast labyrinth of,
swamps, bayous and lagoons. These bayous are
streanta that glide sleepily aloug; sometimes run
ning one way and sometime...the very opposite.-
according to the season. Many of them are out
lets of the great Mississippi, which begins to shed
off its, waters more than three hundred miles frdm
its mouth. These bayous are , , ometimes
wide, with islets in their midst. ey and their
contiguous swamps are the great ha hatless of the
alligator and the frel water ',lsar —the gar. --
Nnmerous. speeimeo of witer.swil ding_fowl ayl
over them. and plunge through thr r dark tide.
w l i
Here you may see the red Ilamin , . the; egret.
the - trnsapter swan, the blue he - of, the wild
goose, the e_puie_ the 'ice. , ....1::...--
the This 1, ow may le ewls'. see t , osprey. anu
the white - headed 'eagle robbing hit of his prey.
These lot-tins-and swamps produ aimndantly
Gds. reptiles, and insect , . and :ire rinsctinently,
the favorite resort of dtrindreds o birds , which
prey upon these creature:. In some places - the.
bayous form a complete net-work over the eopn
try, may traverse with a stntill boat
in.abnest any Itireotion; indeed, tlii, is the means
by which lawny settlements .cominittsieat.• with
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each other. As you approach —srliward to the
Gulf, yon get clear of tbe timltr. and within
so me Ilitv ntiqjr'ef the sea there 4- not a t 0.. ., to
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;It Was lti•at the edge thi, ekaltitr3, 1 ibis shooting. I. set out lot s stnlll Premli
I..irtale settlement, with no other c o m i, A ni o n
than my gun—even •without sang, :1 , toy favor
ito spaniel hal 'been bitten by an Alligator whit,•
scritum;ng across the hayoni. I went. of
in a boat, a light skiff, such as is C . ointil,aly
by the inhabitants of the ci*. try;
Occasionally using the raddles, l allowed my
self-to float some four or five miles down the main
Iniyou ; but as the birds I was in searidi of did not
appear, 1. struck into a " brrnch" and sculled my
self up stream. This carried me through. soli
tary region, with marshes stretching as far as the
eye can see, covered with tall reeds. There was
no habitation, nor aught that betokened the pres
ence of. It was just possible that I was the first
human beireg who had ever foOnd a motive for
propelling a boat through the . dark waters of this
solitary stream. As I advanced, I fell in 'with
my game, and I succeeded in bagging several,
both of the gnat wood ibis and the white ripe
cies. I also shot's Ape white-headed eagle: which
came soaring over my boat, unconscious of dan
ger. But the bird which I most wanted seemed
that which maid not be obtained. I wanted the
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scarlet ibis.
think I had rowed some three miles up stream
and was about to take in my oars and leave my
boat to goat back again, when I perceived that a
little father up the bayou widened. Curiosity
prompted me iota:satin= ; and pulling a few bun
died teat further, I found myself at the end of an
oblong lake, • toile or so in length. It was deep,
dark, marshy ground around the shores,. and full
of alligatois. I saw their ugly forms and long
serrated hacks, as they floated about in' all parts
of it, hungrily hunting for ash n.e
il ind eating u
another ; but all this was nothing new, for I had
witnessed similar scenes .dnring the whole of my
excursion. What drew my attention most was
a small Wet weer the middle Id' the lake, upon
one end 4 Thiel' stood a row f?t• upright forms of
a scarlet 4`411. These red Creatures were the
very objects I seas in search a: They might be
flamingoes; Timid not tall at that distanee. :le
much the better, if I conid only succeed in get
ting a shot settees; but then; creatnrci are even
more wary de la the ibis ; aed as the islet was '
low, and altogether without eover, it. was not
likely they walla allow me Mimi* within range;
nevertheless T was determined to make the at,
tempt. I rowed up the lakei, otvasionally turn
ing my head to see if the game had taken the
alarm. The ma was hot and dazzling, and as
the bright scarlet was magnified by refraction, T
fancied for a long time they were flamingoes.
This fancy was dissipated as I drew near.—
The outlines of the bill, like the blade eta sabre,
eseviestd ins they were the Ibis; besides now I
we that they were only abets three flintier height,
SY JOSS O. lfeirrirn
while the flamingoes . . - There. were a
. dozen offlerMt in all. They we balancing them
selves, at it their usual habit, on one leg. appar
ently asleep. or buried in deep thought. They
were on the npper extremity of the islet, while I
was approaching it from below It was not rarer
sixty yards across, and I could only reach the
point nearest me. t knew my gun would throw
shot: to kill at 'that. distance. I feared the stroke
• of the 1111116 would start them, and pulled slowly,
and 9ntiously. Perhaps the great heat—for it
was as hot a day as I can remember—had ren- -
dered them tnepid - : or lazy. Whether or not,
they stood until the cut water of my skiff touclud
' the hank of the islet. I drew my Inn np cau
tionary, took aim, and tired both barrels almost
simultaneously. - When the smoke cleared out
of mioyes, I saw that all the birds had flew off
except one, that lay stretched out by the edge of
the water. Gun in band, I leaped oat of The beat,
and ran across the islet to bag my pine. This
. occupied but a row minutes, mil' was turning to
go book to the skiff, whei,•-te•itei eoinaernation, '
I saw it out upon the lake, and rapidly floating
downward! In my haste I had left it unfasten
ed, and the bayou had carried it off. It was still
but a hundred yards off, but it might as well have
been a hundred miles, for at that ;time I could
not swim a stroke. •
My first impulse was to rush down the lake,
and after the boat. This impulse was checked
on arriving at the water's edge, which I saw at ,
a glance was fathoms in depth. Quick reflection
told me that the boat • was gone--irreenverably I
gone! .
I . did not at first comprehend the full peril of
my situation; nor will you. I was on an islet,
in a lake, only half a mile from its shores—alone ;
it is true, and without a boat; hut what of that? 1
Many a man has been so before, With not an idea 1
of danger. These were my first thoughts, natiir- :
al enough; but they rapidly gave place to. otit
ers of fardifferent character. When I gazed af- 1 1
ter m,;‘ boat, now beyond reeovery—whei I look-
ed around. and Naw that the lake lay in the mid
dle of an interminable swamp, the shores of which,
even could I have reached them, did not seem to
promise me footing-.4hew I reflected that, -be
ing unable to swim I could not reach them—
that upon the. islet there was neither tree, nor
log, nor stick—not-a.stick out of which I could
make a raft—=f say, when [ reflected upon all
-these things, there arose in my mind a feeling of
well defined and absolute horror:
It was true as only in a lake, a mile or so
in width; but so ras the peril and helplessness
of my situation w concerned, I might as well
have been upona me in the middle of the Aden-
tie. I knew that the 4 W 39 no ..ettlement• with.
. in Julie& - ;:tniir3.._. 4 ilitet. twamm._...l....kzicac t
that . Is. t, o' ..Auld either hear or % We Me 111 - 1
ono was at 311 likely to eotite near the lake; in
deed I felt . 'sitistiell that my faithless boat was ,
ors i iamen4 — . ;T hi bards Wheßing arAlintriki)
11 , '1 1 1 I% .; -,. , %;;It'llet• id . this: . I 1.1.11111 nt•rt't
,ge "at
hike: I ' X, - th let, 4r.rd
. must die nu that isl !nom
sit attetepting to !este it.. swept uty gun around, and cliassal them hack to 1 -4.- --- 441 with the small-pov In I. oeginning ..
'Mese reflections rolled rapidly over my qtar• • 'the water. intl. whieh diet betook themselvea 1 . le Dirdanelles.
i . reign, hi ,, feature , did not pre , ent a sery marked
fled snul. The facts were clear, the hypothesis 1 with a sullen plunge. but with little aemblanee 1 The old gates of donna were opened when 'Rome expreasion, as if no strong Pr.sion had yet agi
definite, theconsqmence certain; there was no and- of fear. .I.t each fresh demonstratien Oil Inv 1 was at war ; -and their modem pmtot , the ' fated the young brenat. But his eyes. large and
biguity, no superetitiona hing upon which I could , Part they..dused less edam*, until I cool,' Ito dun- 1 Dardanelles straits, are open only when a state of very beautiful, sometimes became animated with
hang a hope; no, n o t o n e. L eon id no t even „, ger drive t h em , e ith er With shouts or threatening ~ war makes treaty stipulations Void, and the Porte a rnmt livel,' oNPreolort• and glistened with the
tire of intellige a
rot t h a t I ..h,, si ld b e mi sse d an d soug ht ter; gesture.. They only retreated a few feet, fora*. i deems it to be necessary to admit bin -allies nce. -
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W er e aa s ni t one to search for me. The simple ' ing an irregular cirele around me Thus hem- ; throws theta to protect his capital. The. se. '-The first time the young Sultan (seventeen years
habitants of tb.. tillage I has) left knew no. not sled in. I became frightened in turn 1 loaded i eannts we have are, that they are now open for of age) presented
in the lf to the eyes of his 'sub
-I Iva , a stranger among them; they only knew ! toy gull and fired -•I killed none The) are im-. , the passage of the Rritish r i nd French fleets. ! jects,' he' waa dressed F.nropean trouser '
me as a stranger, and fisneied Me I/ Strange indi ; pervious to a bullet; except ►in the eye or limier : The Danlanelles,froutwilich the.strait. or Hel- ' and c"at• over which was thrown the imperia
victual--one who made lonely excursions, :11141 the forearm It was tOOl dark to aim at th e .... ' l e ,p on t, d er i ve -1 i tsuaute ,", are f our strongcastles 1 , cloak- fastened by a diamond airrette- On hi
la. - ay:l,ld home Imnches of weeds, with•bird3, in tart. 3: by shoo glanced hermiessly from the pv- ; built opposite to cash other on the European ands, breast he wore the decoration of the Nielean-Ifli
seet,.., and reptile.s, which they had never seen be- 1 rataidal•seales t of their Wis.,' The loud report, 1 Asiatic. coasts ; and arc the khys of Conatantifio- ' char; his head wascovered with the tel surmount
fore, although gathered at their own doors. My however, and the blaze frightened them, and they I pie. - Two of th '.
. - castles, the
,old castles, ~,r e eh by a tiiatuond;nierette The new king. whit
absence. heaides, would be nothing tow to them, ! fled, to return again after it long interval. I was raised by - Nlah and II aeon after the coisiquest thus continuing the costatne of his father, ne -1
earn though it lasted for days. Thad often bees aslcepi'when they returned. T had gone to sleep !of Constants le, n 1-1:13 ;-tit h e other two, the new erthelma presentaal only a pale reatanblanee t
ab.zeilt before a nook at a time. There Ua.-4 no in spite of my gflirts - tai keep_ awake I was c:isiles, were 1. It in the middle of the seven-, him. Simple without affectation, he cast arettili
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hope of toy being utiased. • startled by the touch of stoncthiag 4.0141, and half teenth tsentuty o protect the Turks against the 1 hint glances full 1 . 11 .ateneSS and )kgy,V(7lel)l.j.,‘T
I have said
. that these reflections came and i stifled by a strong musky; odor that plied the air. trenetians. Thi. latter command the enttsnee to 1 Everything aueounee.l in him the at/Lim:are
passed quickly. Jn less than a minute, my a t- i I threw out my,artns--4 tha,gera rested uponan the Hellespont, and the distance from each is successor of an leflexible ruler; nothing hitherto
frighted soul was in full possession of 'thew, and ' object slipery and clammy — it was one of these I,.almitt two, miles and a quarter, in *four 1, 0 „,,; 1 , hal indicated what great and precious qualities
almort yielded itself to despair. I shouted, h
...ut• rnonstem—one of gigantic size. He had crawl- tail u r the strait are the old castles, whit are I were conceikai beneath the modest and. tranquii ,
rather • involuntary than with any hope .1 should led close along side of me, and was preparing to about three-quart:se; °rip mile spark These are I "'twit's.' He: was received favorably by his peo.. ,
be heard. [ shouted loudly and fiercely; my an. i make his attaelq as I t.,lr he was bent in , the well mounted with formidable batteries. All ' ple, but without any demonstration of enthnsi
suer—the echoes of my own voice,
the shriek oft form of a bow, and I new that these ere:it:tree along the Eitropeansshore to the Manuora•the i "IL' It was feared . that this delicate Yrint
the osprey, and the maniac laugh of the White- Immune that position when they are about to aspect
of nature in its ritggedness.s eorrespondit-, could searcely.he equal to th e i m portance o f '
headed eagle. an , strike their victim. I W a s just in time to avoid with the frown of the ;tn.; ban the scenery on I thitine• People Pitied hits , ''el, at the eaM
I ceased to shout, threw down myJent4o the I the ;stroke of his poweiftd tail, tat the neat; coo- the Asiatic shore is beautiful. The. region I time , tre ttb l ed-fnr- t he futur e' le rns l' e ' t° of th
•earittoind tottered down beside it. I have been 1 meat swept the ground !here Iliad lain. - Again abounds, too,; in plates• famous in classic story. , country. The women alone, touched by hi'
in a gloomy prison, in thehands of a vengefulgu. l I fired , -and he, with the! rest onee more retreated Here it was that Leander paid his nightly visit ' 1
y ou ! th and hisi appearance of kindness+. manifest
idlers banditti, with carbines cocked to blow out to the Lae. • to Hero; here the' ill-fated hosts of Xerxes cross- I their itynqatlty for him openly. When helm!
my brains. No one will call that a pliaiant sit- I All thoughts of going to sleep Were ai an end. al on a bridge of boats; h ere Solomon crossed on 1 through Cosetantinople to the Masque of Baie -
nation—nor-was it so to me. I have been lost-1 Not that I felt wskefal, on the contrary, wearied a bate raft; and in modern Shoes; here B I id, they ran towards him from all parts:. 'ls refit_
1 i our son handsomer they cried, adopting him with
, upon the wide prairie - the land seta—without with my day's exertion, for ,I had a long - pull swam from Sesta; to Ahydos. •
bush, break, or star to guide me--'-thatwas worse. under a hot tropical PM, I could have laid down ; These famous straits have been more thin once : ( affection: A contrast this to the bloody cora
-1 j mencement of the a s sist of the Imperial drill-se --
There you look around you; you see atiothing;::- ion the earth', in the mud anywhere, -and slept in 1 pasted, In 17;6 the7llussiaa squadron, under
you b ear no thi ng; yo u are a l one w ith G o d, an d an instant: Nothing bitt the dread certaiuty of Elphiatone, appeared. before the tower castles;
! geont of -Russia. ~..
You tremble in his presence; your senses SWIM; MY Peril ItePt me awake. - Once again - before and that admiral actually went by without dim- The Czar has !remained .a drill-aergeant• ---;
your brain reela . you are afraid of yourself; you ' morning I was compelled to battle with the, hid- age. -But the other ships did not folkrwehisp, i Hardy, laborious,: indefatigable, simple in his .
are afraid of your own mind. Deserted by every.' eons reptiles, and chafe: them away with . a 'shot and he returned, with drums and trumpets sound- I *sates, the faithful 'husband of one Wife, " be h (
thing else-'yea *tread least it, too, may forsake 1 from my gun. ing. A British fleet under Admiral Duckworth, i at,tiven to introduce Circler and honesty' hat° II
yen. There is a horror in this—it is very born- ' Morning came at length, but with it no change lin bis dispatch to his government, giving an ac- '
1 branches of the public service. Arrogant, e
ble—it, is hard to bear, but I have borne it all, lin my perilous position: The light only showed 1 count of this fact, ac h kes d e d ge i that h e ran ~ !may be, conceited, tyrannical, but not efferni ,
i not weak. Let us quote a few more ante
and would bear it again twenty timesover, rather Imy island prison, but revealed no way of escape I narrow chance. He set 'sail on the morning of
than endure once more the first hoar I spent on from it. Indeed the sites (amid not be called the 19th of February. At a quarter before nice
that lonely islet in that lonely lake. Your pri- fur the better, for the ' mid rays of an almost, the whole squadroa, under a tremendous fire, had ' mild hnuniendge :— ,
if j front M. Bouvet, w)t,o seems 'to write from per
son may be dark and silent, but you feel that you .vertied situ b urne d un me u ntil my skin blis- J passed the outer castles, at hat-past nine the I "Already forty-filequartovolumes of the Sr_ ,
ar t y not utterly Ainneeing9 like yourself are ! tered . I was already kled by the bites of a leading shim the Canoptue.eatered the 'narrow or Russian Digest, have been published, and reg. :
near, though they may be your jailers- Lost on I thousand s wamp Mi t* a nd mos quit oe s, that all I pa s sage of &suss • and Abydes, under a heavy ulate the decisitmanf the Russian tribunals.
time prairie, you are alone—but you are free. In, night had preyed upon mc. Where was not a ! cannonade front both Pestles, me(
ming stone shot ! During a long period, Nicholas passed all his
the islet, I. felt that I was alone; that I was not cloud in the heavens to shade me; amt the sun- l o f 800 pounds weight. Each ship, as it passed, I Eta and:days in superintending these arduous
free e,n the islet, I experienced the feelings of beams emote the surface of the dead bayou with I had to endure this eannowuke The admiral re- 1 labors, and, in bringing them to a satisfactory re
'The prairie and the prison combined. .a double Uneasily. Towards evening I began to ; mined before !Constantinople until the 3d of i suit, in . spite of the dumb 'resistance of the int
l. lay in a state of.stuPor -- almostuneoniseen' ts; huager.' No vendee of that; I had not eaten l March, when his equadvan of ten ships returned. j. reauents. It oftened happened that the Otte
since *Tin g the village settlement. To 'lmage ;In this interval the Turks had been so busy that I.Empress, :Seeing her husband with red and 'AM.
how loag I know not, but sassy hours I am eer-
min. I knew chi:thy the nun—it witegoing down thirst I drank the water of the lake, turbid and ' the mak% werO made "doubly formidable." The I ken eyes, went to hint in the midst of his intlale i
when I awoke, if
‘ I may so term the recovery of slinky as it was, I drank in large quantities, for , a d m iral weighed anchor in the morning of this I orateurs, and said to them: ' Now; gentlemen, j
my kricken senses. I was aroused by a strange it was hot, and o nly moistened my palate without d a y, an d "every s hip was i n safety outride the I let my husband enjoy a little repose; cone nod
1 ,
1 ette m u ta n c ei I waa surolutdad by dark objets ; quenching the erasing elf my appetite. Of water passage about noon." The admiral in his die- take a cup of tea with na"e * * The &I
lof hideous shape and hoe---reptile th e y wee p.— i ~TMe was enough. I had more to fear Pie the 1 p a t c h expressed his "most lively sew" -of his iperor has directed legislation to the question of
. .
1 They had been before my eyes for 'name time, want of food., ' good fortune, and ;Amin that had Turkebeen ! serfdom :he has not dared to deal with the great 11
1 but I had not-seen them. I had only a sort et . What meld I *air the ibie? Bet how to cook allowed a week longer, "it would have been a very peeblem of general emancipation, which has Noy
dreamy eonseimumees of theirpesettre; hut I it? There wa s nothing wherewith to mike a ! doubtful point whether a return would lay open more than ever become a necessity, bathe has
heard them at length, my ear wale in better tune, fire, no t a stick. N o m atter f o r that, crooking is . tohimatall." He hiet-I2killed and 235 Wounded. prepared the way for
,it. He has endeavored bi
and the strange noises they uttered reached my a s snoslern inventien, a luxury for pampered pal- The - Turks were so iedignant at, the emote. of degrees, to make peasants conceive the hope of
intellect, it tonceled, like the blowing of a great atti, 1 divested the ibis of its brilliant plumage, I the British fleet they believed that the Governor becoming free. *,r * -
belkurs i with now and then a note harsher and said ate it raw. 1 spoiled my "Penmen, bat at I ;if the Dardanelles; was bribed by DueltVerth, "The Emperor Nicholas leads a life of d the moot
louder, like the roaring of a bull. This started ti l e time th em was little Anemia of that; there , mod beheaded him. falai:Mk activity. He rides, walks, a re
me, and I looked nP and bent my eyes upon the was not much of the naturalist left in - rue. 1. in. ; _ The Dardanelles are said to be in snob a for- T i es' , superintends a f ig ht, goes on t h e we .
to i ton
41 4 011 4 1 / 0 7 wen the form el the CaOCIODMI r adtmaised the hone I arm inhaled such a' tame; • addable rendition mkt°. be iarragarbis.---Bos. t ar , gives a f e e, emer ekee th e Dav y, and a ll i n
"rolls giant *heeds—they wow anigalpaca.
i i
- ..;' t I wished _baba, Dnlionowid emir, s• 'bat. i , ~ - • - t- -• thammierlei. He travels inesminttp; - peineni
fr. at I ILA I
lieg e ones th e y w4e, ' f , and ins- i their welt% inla twang/. The Ms did nntweigit
ny were they in number at least. were I above three pounds, hones anti all. It served
crawling see r the islet. hc * biatl,and en all me for :t second meal, a hreekfast; hat at this
sid es around me . Their ,lang gaunt jaws and ilejitorrionsAnoviim I picked the hones.
eimanek,a scouts projected forward as•almost to t What 'lett? starve? NO—not yet. in the
tonelt my bode ; and their eyes. 'Neatly leaden, I battle I leaf with the elltgatorethwing the second
seemed now to glare. - . •
,' night, one pf - therwreeeived a shot that proved
Impelled by this new da rer, I ,rung to my mortal.., The hideout etarearat of the reptile lay
feet, wilco, recognizing thelpright ljerm ofa man, I dead wpm the heaeh. , Ineed not starve, I could
the reptiles scatted off, stad pluntleg hurriedly I at that. Snell were My reflections. I mast
into the lake,. hid their hiders totes under the' hunger, tliongh befor e I eould bring myttelf to
water. ' . • 1 1 touch the musky-morsel. This snore slays fast-
The incident in eau, 2411' 461.4 in,.. I ins conquered my squenutiehne;te. I drew out
saw that 1 wa s n o t alome, 4 ritere J was eompany i my knife and out a steak from the elligtstnee
even in the crocodiles. 1 gamin* betintio more I tall, ttutl ate it--not the one I had first Itillekl,.:
myself, and began to reflect. with toms degree ef brit a second, the other was weir ptitrid, rapidly'
cooln ess o n the elreutustasees that surrenntlett 1 deeoinpesing molar du: hot aria; its ordnr Snail
me. My eyes wandered over Itte isiek—ert•ry 1 the islet.
in c h of it c ame smiler slanee---every object 1 The stench had grown intolerable. There satel
upon it was ,wentinined--thertfonli e d feathere of'' not a breath of air stirring, otherwise f mis;fitll
the wild fowl, the pieces of mud, the fresh water' have shunned it-by keeping to windward, . Thei,.
anus-des (unions) etre'the beach—all t whole atmeephere of- the islet; as well as
were' etaniaied. ^ littiVr f i d l . ' ' Aiiiiii4re-41 . n , litigi eliclii 'avOuttlf it, *as impregmeted4rith•flid
means . of escape. ';" i fearful effluvium. I could hear it - no longer. 7— '
Tho islet was but the beial of a sand bar form-' With the aid of my 4114 I pushed the half 'de. I
ed by the eddy—perhaps gathered together with. composed carcass inhi the lake; perhaps the cur.
in the year. It was bare of herikae , e, with the . rent might carry itway. It did. I had the
exception of a few tufts of grass. There was gratitleation to see it oat off. The circumstance
neither tree or bush upon it
not —not a stick. A raft,
led Me into a train o reflections. Why did the
indeed! There wan wood enough to make a body of the alligator oat? It was swollen—in.
raft, that would have floated a frog. The idea of • fluted with gasses. Ilh.!
argil wasbut briefly entertained—such a thought An idea shot suddrly through my mind, one
had certainly crossed say Mind,. but
,a single! of those brilliant ideals -- children of necessity.—
glance round the islet dispelled it before it 'had-, I thought of the floatipgalligator, of its intestines
taken shape. I —what if I inflated hem! . Yes, yes: buoys and
I paced my prison from end to end—from side I bladders, float es and ife preserves: that was the
to side I walked it over. I tried the water's I thought. I would n the alligators, make a
depth. on all sides I sounded it, wading reckless- I buoy of their intesti es, and that would bear me
ly in--evkwywhere it deepened rapidly as I ad- I away from the islet:
vaned. Three lengths of myself from the islet's 1 I did not loose a meet's time—l was full
edge, and I was up to the *el.. The huge rep- lof energy; hope had tgiven tae a new life. My
tiles swain around, snorting and blowing, they gun was loaded, a It ge crocodile that came near
Were boldei in this eltuutut. I could trot have the shore . received tle shot in his eye. I drat . '
waded safely ashore. even had the water been ' getl him Feu the beach; With my knife I laid open
shallow. To swim it—no--even thoulth I swam : his entrails.' Few grey were, but enough fur my
like a duek, they would hive closed upon and . purpose. .‘ plume ' quill from the wing of the
quartered me before I - eouhl have made a &ken ' ibis, served me for a blow pipe. I saw the Had
strokes. Horrified by their demonstration s , I . der-like skin expitndi until I was surrounded with
hurried back upon dry ground, and FINNd the is- 1 objets like great satuages. These were tied to
let with dripping garments. . . gether, and fastened to my holy, and then, with
I continued walking until night, which gath, ' a plunge, I entert4 the waters of the lake, and
ered around me dark and dismal. With night I noted downwa rd. i had tied on my life preser
came new voices—the hideous voice., of the
.uoe. vers in such a way that I sat in the water in an
turnal swamp; the quae - pial of the night heron, I upright pcksitiou, Itolliug my gnu. in both hands. -
the screech of the swamp owl, the cry of the bit-' T-his I intended to OSO as it elekie case I should
tern, the el-I•uk of the great water toad, the tink- : be attacked by the. ligators; Kett I- had chosen
ling of the. bell frog, and the chirp of the Saran. the hot hour of at ti. mien ;the, , s:reatort, lie
na cricket—all fell upon my ear. Sounds still its a half torpid ste t
‘, awl to tia jest I was -- not
harsher and more hideous were he trti artitintl use, lestea. Ilalf,ats Ihours drifting With Ilk eur 7
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fa,: ride, - tlie,e rpitiltilleit toe that I inttA istd - itiv , elf at the di liPti here of the iii)ost !fere,
_go ao ,leei. Co ,leep! 1 .lair•t 0.4 14.1%.4. di r pt ! 1 1) 14 1 . 11 1. ; . 1 7:i at ilt ti li it: : I ...Au. lily 1., it in the ~t 4' :10111, ,
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.11 intervals I spraeg to ley !eel; ,bout, .1. , bayou. „ .
r i n . 1 , • '-e of his.
The Ciar comes within all I net, or two of
equallin g in 'statnre his royal „brother, the King
of thy Canibal Island., who stood six feet 'Aix, in
hiknme easins. lli.L figure is of iletettleatt di
men.ions tui symmetry. ' , The exp* of
his countenance," says one of his adm it tib
ia-ids, the Prince Kolofski, quo. a-certain sever
ity whh-li is far from putting the behold er at his
ease. Ifis smile is a smiliv`of complaisance • and
not the moth of gayety or o . There is
something approaehing Pot prodigious in this
,prinee's manner of existimee. He speaks with
vitacity, with simplieity, , and the most perfect
propriety; all In' .411. i. full of point and mean.
idle pleasant ry--not a word out of its
place. There is nothing in the tnne of his voice
or the arrangement of his plirazes that indicates
ltangittiness nr disstirnplatiosa r anal yet yOn feel
that Ttis heart is closed." "The Ffin . fiotv
another writer, not his sobjeet and not his:admi
rer, "is of areat: height. :mil is very proud of
„s .
it —OA prints, perhaps, as lie tuti: — acquired the
habit of certain which often give him a
strong resemblance to a peacock when about to
spread his tail. It is a fact well known in
l'etersbnrgh, that every well-grown Mall newly
recruited for the . gtiardis called into the Emper
or's presence,' who.measnnt heights with hint.
Ifis,air is serious,._his glance wild—even a little
savage; his entire physiognomy has something
hard and stern in it: his gestures arc abrupt;and
he cuts his words in pronouncing them. The
Emperor never shows himself but in the milita
ry costume, the stiffness of Which is in perfect
keeping with.his .tastes, and which wakes his
great height stiAlluore (-auspicious. Meanwhile.
there lea want - of.ease in his mocements; sineen
faltfrom his horse, he drags. one leg afterhint in
a disagreeahlpinelegant manner."
• The Ozer has lived fifty-seven years—reigned
twenty-eight. His name is Nicholas Paulvoitch:
he is the fifteenth sovereign of his dynasty, and
the eighth of his littuily. tic is More a t;erunin
than a Russian; but, as the Geralams are to the
Russians an mho srare. he ig•nore. his Ginn:tan
Wood, awl so do h.• eourt historians. Nicholas
was not the heir 44 the • thriinc; but his lAiber
Constantine refused to reign. and, site?"' inter
regnum of three weeks, Nicholas was proclaimed
emperor. Nicholas, previous to his acoession to'
the throne. had displayed the talents Of a drill
sergeant. lle was on inflexible and punctilious
disciplinarian, an4l nu- unpopular nun withlarmy
and people. Bnt an ir 7 nrreetion liqtrely#lll 9 /Ph4.
ed, :and the ingorgent , elementy treated, his an-,
thority was establiAted
The Sultan, AlAll Metijill, the thiry-tirst 4
tivylatell of hi dyanNty and twerity-fint child
father. i , n...w in tho hirt v-tirc , t sear of his
age.:ut•t thy• I;.,trternth of hi-:;t•ign "81einler
: _ ''
nier at least fifteen hundred WON every spa
son ; and all those who are attached to bia pews
hare to share his fatigue.
The Empress, who will follow him every:
arltre, loses her health, by doing so, and it is mid
that the young Grand4luke Constantine will 60
victim to the mode of traveling adopted by his
her. Nicholas is in d ilte habit of traveling not
than seven leagnes an hour in an open min.
The Sultan, meanwhile, him been cultivating
reach literature, impacting schools, and caret.
g his fair, fat and thirty ChoWeians. Here is _
pleture of a Turkish echool emwitualeu-4he
'Arnimr being no lei s . a pers4 this themai
le Selma himself : • .
" in a vast hall, decorated wittrusilitary tro
phies, and provided with seienti&rhostrumepis of
every -kind, a hundred young men, of from Moen
_years of age, modestly await the Bel-
tau, hem Mertens as much as they revere. illo r ,,
. ' takes place among thee 1- 7 -eo consomatiett
laughter; alt eyes ate taped otarinoilet
throne, which stands in the middle of the roosi,
sod which is as yet empty.
" At length Abdul Medjid appears and sits
down—near him the sheiks, the nieniabs, the
Ministers, and thtlptincipal pachas. Etch pupil
venom in turn towards the theme, and replies
I the questions which are pat to him by Oa of
t rofessors, one of the ministers, or by the
n himself. The questions refer to teethe
ties, literature and art. : When Abdul litedjid
utsa question; he does so with the greatest kind
. • ss; If the pupil replies correctly, a soft smile ,
"gide up the Sultan's face 3 if he makes a wig
-. the Sultan corrects him with indulgence
d without making him the least. rePretch.—
' 1141 the examination is finished, the rewards
• giveu to those pupib who have chiefly dis
inguishod themselves." •
It is plain enough' that the kindly, delicate;
ter:try Sultan is no match for the tremendous'
gat. " Pale, melancholy arid earwirern, the
ti ultan is the living symbol of deeNte. His die
inguished countenance bears the sad jsupreni of
rate formerly glorious, but which is bqinning
to Oisappeai . The Czar,_ on the. eoutiiry, with
Herculean form, his vulgar demeanor, and
this implacable character, is the true chief of a
barbarous natlow....W nation restrained only by a
false civilization, and wig but fora signal to
be transformed into a &roe:10s beast, ready to
411 upon and devour all Europe."
1* Such is the substance of M. Bowtri."!:a inanaat
iug bit incomplete little book on the "12' 4 n' and
he Sultan."- We make room for one passa;,7
—a passage significant,pieturesque arullero
" In 1850," says M. Bouvet,'" I Adt at Con,
stantinople 'the new palace of the Rompista em bas
_ _
at • . I
..ang on the i nuitertal image of tike ainiliFlG
power which the Czar has acquired in Turkey.— _
It. is in this palace that Menschikoff was installed,
surrounded -by a regal pomp. It was there he
received deputations from a great pa of the
Sultan's subjects. It wits from thence imbed
his audacious commissions of inquiry • /various
points of the Turkish empire. kineffy, it was
from thence that he emerged to attend the audi
ence at the Pachalik—with insolent messagn-:-
and dressed in the disrespectful paletot of which
so . much has been said. ..
"On the tlfoth of January, 1668-=nearly two
hundred years ago=-under the reign of the Sul
Mahmoud IV., an embossador of the Cur
Alezi4i Mikhailovitch was conducted te`•the ser
ilin, to he received by the Sultan. . The Res
•si trot 166.5 worsno more ,disposed to inuasisityt
t uhe of 13153. The introditeing fenetiontries
f . that he did not W*'down loci Weigh be- '
their:master. Faithful to a harl4mo and
ding costom,,they applied their bands to
e back of his-head to force him to bead it as
- nch as possible. The Schivonian couragataady
cod upright, but the chamberlains, instead :.4
I ing their hold, only pressed the hare*, to .
s ch 'a degree that the' visit.* fen to the geetui
is dragoman, seeing this, lost all !elf-poeseas4 u, ,
and was not in a state to offer a single ward,—
Tho 'Sultan, out of patience, ordered his karat
nen to relieve him of the infoilt f trs presence. The
minister obeyed, and drove out with a cudgel, •
which he applied with his own hand, the,enthes
sador, the secretary and the dragoman.". .f
&Inman W u Has.—We are reminded of
sa anecdote of a elemtnan, who ate. a bit of a
humorist. He once took tea_ with s lady of 'his
parish, who .prided herself much apes her nice
bread, and was also adapted to the' common trick
of deprecistiug her viands to het 'inesta. As
she passed the nice warm bLoolit to the effeeelei
gentleman, she said, "They were not: 171. JP*"
"she was almost ashamed to offer them," ke.—
The minister took ins, looked atrit ratker!dubi4
ously, and replied, "They are not so midi* they
might bet" The plate was instantly Wit/alums,
and with heightened color, the lady ezelahmed,
" They are good esossilit for you."' Nothing far
, ther was said shoat the biacuit.—Portiand Tr.
WAILES Toumr.--Sato Jolter lived up in Or
ford county. Now, Sam was`tit onetime' eater,
and it happened that he was one day boding a
load otushoolur to the nearest village, wiles his
team stuck in a seed hill. Well, did Sam fret
and scold his oxen, ar unload his teams , Not,
Ho very coolly to ok: down his dinner from the
load, sat down and ate it, when his emn started
off with the remainder of the load without fur
ther trouble.
Tam LAST Inirmortou.—We we it Moiled a
the Cruseinnati dim that two young sea elf *at
city hod ionatroMad a boiler and stems 1101014
on the same peineicle 41 the Ste") mime,
which they wheel shout from one pert of die
city to another, and when they get a job to saw
wood, ea rah* steam in shout ten minetes, ad
just their elevate oisr in the meantime, and is
half an lour est s cord of wood in two or three
pieces as may be desired. The whole meshise
ry does not weigh over ire hundred pow*, sad
may be regarded as a nest improTtem, sad a
saving of mach *wool labor. ,