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BY LEVI iT. TATE. '
Handom Shots -No. 1.
Titles in America.
"The rank ii but the Kuinea't Damp,
The wmi's the gowd tor ' that."
Ther it tatrango propensity in many of our
country-men, for giving title. Our plain Uepub
licani, who proles a passion tor our instiluiions,
do notwithstanding, run after a live Lord or caper
ing count, an if following a "will o' th' wisp'
through a bog on a misty nigtit. Fairly dazzled
by the glare, they flit annul them like mot hit, poor
ailly things around candles. Who pities them
when their wings are singed? I would not give
a snap tor inch hangers-on of royalty.
Did it ever enter into theheaduof many of those
who are stricken with this monomania, that they
are already sovereign ? We are fail getting to he
an aristocratic people. There is must ceitainly
nothing positively wrong in titling our profession
al men. Our Judges, Representatives and those
placed in authoriay over us; but seriously I do
object to such an anti-republican manner o( ad
dress. The leveling principle of this country is that
of levelling up instead of down. Instead of all
becoming citizens, as under the new regime in
France, if 1 may be allowed the expression ; we
here all become genii :men. Hespect to those
in dignity and power is natural and right ; but
a fawning sycophancy, such as some are guil
ty of, is contemptible. No', long since, there ap
peared in one of our newspapers a notice, in the
lollowing strain, (I i)uote from memory ;) "yester
day his excellency the Honorable Washington Ir
ving Minister Plenipotentiary and consul gener
al, fcc, passed through this place, &.C."
Now in all conscience, what is the use of all
this flummery ? Would not plain Washington lr
vimr be more American and less English .' Is, it
ynnt honor enough lo be one of the sovereign peo
ple in this country.' "Way, way, tor tne ser
Lnt of the oeonle." said one of these hangers-on,
In a crowd, endeavoring to get a speaker to the
chair. " Stand back" shouted one ol the crowd
"and make room fur the people theuutlvet"
This is the feeling, this is the principle, which
should actuate every true American.
Many of these lawning fools are so lost to every
feeling ot self respect as lo become the mules and
asses of his excellency , and haul him
through the streets of New York, or Philadelphia,
or Boston; the horses having been fust detached
from the vehicle ! such men are beneath our eon
tempt, they excite our pity. There is nothing 1 so
much detest as an unnatiunality of feeling a
morbid passion lor everything foreign a hanker
ing alter every thing English or French
merely because it is such, a derogatory idea of all
things American whether literary, scientific or
military, and an exalted opinion of all the states
men, and warriors of the old world, I shall have
more to say on this subject in a subsequent No.
Another class of our citizens, who are teinark
ably fond of dealing in titles, are those literary
drones who are a curse to the country novelists,
creating false tastes and impressions in the minds
of all the young who read their tawdry and tin
selled stulfl They cannot, at least do nut write
a strong and vigorous, national and republican
work; but deal entirely in Lords and Ladies,
Counts and Countesses.
There are some exceptions it is true, but real
lv, it is at best a deplorable state of things. In
stead of laying open the deep and almost inter
minable labrynlhs of the heart, and painting
strong, igh and national character ; they revel
jn thedungpon balis and secret chambers of some
(fiothic caslje, and depict some larcli-a-daisical
Lady or libertine J,ord. Instead of reveling in the
glorious sunshine of or;r own country and inwtiiu
(ions, painting oy.r oy.t rivers, lakes and moun
tains, nothing will & bitf foreign governments,
j.n l foreign scenery.
J bus wruuj ta-tles and feelings arc iinpj tided in
the minds of tho joung and rising generation.
Thev loose that national tone and spirit wl.u'h
nhould be so sedulously cultivated, and imbibe
he most outrageous notion and opinions. As
ja beul the twig so inclines thu Wee, and llui
lyhen they grow up the opinion is settled and
he inind formed-aid they are jtst tiled fo(- t,e
(awning syephants of Lin ceiency and hiu honr
For U,e Culuuibia Ptmocra!.
Col. TV.e :
May I be permitted, hritfly to ad
dress, through the lb-man ut, that inten-lin;
portion of our citiens the rising youth of tho
Being engaged in the arduous dat; s of an in
Mruclor of youth, my experience, and opportu
nilics lor observation and reflection, give me tome
advantages, perhaps, over some others, much
better qualified otherwise f-T the ! ,!;. We not
onlrcjueiitly hear many ol ..or font. mporai ,
now in an advanced sia-i- ol lite, recur mil) much
apparent retreJ, to their very limited opportune
,y ol acuuirii.ts a libcial education ; a;..! Uton a
p.trospeclive view of the di llieidties incident to
their youth, jn the eaily settlement of ourcoun-(ry-lhe
absence of facilities, biC, it is ratlier mat
,c, of 5'iptise that they succeeded in ncpurou;
the limited education that most seem to have at
taint"), Hi'er many hardships aul privations. -
BLOOMSBUllG, COLUMBIA CO., SATURDAY,
With our predecessors, and many of onr colempo
ranes, an opportunity of attending school, under
the most unfavorable ciicumslalicts, in by gone
days, wan doubtless embraced with avidity, and
improved to the best adva ulage. 'I he lapse of a
few brier years, have, in the gradation of events,
produced a wonderful change in our Country '
doubtless, mainly attributable to our fiee institn.
lions, the libeial and inlightened polity of our
government, and the industry and enterprise of
With the faeil lies now rdl'orded our youth, of
all tanks and degrees, in almost every section of
our Country, lor aopiiiiiu. a thorough English ed
ucation, it is matter of much regret to every well
wisher of his Country and his species, to see ma
ny parents, and heads of Families in some dis
li ids, bringing into action, all their zeal and in
fluence, both by example and precept, to throw
obstacles in the way of the advancement of our
youth, in scientific attainments ; to their great
discouragement, and consequently, to their future
happiness, usefulness, and respectability in socie
ty. As this article is designed principally for the
benefit of the youthful lenient of the "Demo
a at," I would, with feelings ol affectionate so
licitude for their future well being, as well as rat
ional enjoyment of the pleasures resulting from
an enlightened and cultivated mind, encourage
such of our youth as find themselves placed under
the adverse circumstances ulluded to, and at the
same lime panting for the "wain of thepierian
ifring," to persevere with unremitting assiduity
lo improve to the best advantage, the small por
tion of time vouch anted at present; and even
though it he inadaipiate to the satisfying your lau
dable ambition in '.he pursuit of knowledge, the
time will soon arrive when the power of those,
whose volitions at present control your pursuits,
will become impotent; and although, reverence
to parents is an indispensable requesite in the for
mation of the character of eveiy Virtuous minded
youth; yet, when the time arrives that you are
It gully beyond their control, endeavour with af
fectionate tenderness, lo convince them, if poxsi-
ble, that you consider it a duly, you owe to your
self, to your fellow-citizens, and to your Country,
to ava'l yourself of the opportunity yet within
your leach, under our present excellent system
of Public Schools, to pursue your studies until
you shall have acquired a competent English ed
ucation : and you will never have cause to regret
the sacrifice of mere trivial and unimportant
youthful amusements for the acquisition of useful
and substantial learning, which will be found
through succeeding years an inexhaustable trea
sure, and even in the decline of life, when sen
sual gratifications shall pall, and all the pleasing
sensations arrising irotu visible objects lose their
charms; the well educated mind will find sources
of refined and ratoinal enjoyments, far more val
uable and consolalary than any that the vanities,
the riches, or the honours of this world can af
ford. I may perhaps, in a future number (by way of
encouragement lo the youth) advert to the in
crease, or gradual arising of light and knowledge
in our day, the rapid progress of improvement in
the intellectual and moral condition of man
throughout the civilized world, fcc, with a hope
that the youth of our own country, and especially
of our own school district, will not, through a
love of ease, or supine negligence, fall so far be
hind the less favoured portion of their country,
men, as to merit, at a more advanced period of
life, the unenviable distinction of being pointed
at as, behind the apixil of the age.
The Cireat First Came.
John Mason Goode, author of the Studies of
Nature, and the Translation of the Hook of Job,
has in four stanzas stated the argument in favor of
an intelligent first cause the wise contriver of all
the anangeinenls of Ibis material would, as strik
ingly as it could be stated in a whole volume :
'ot worlds on words, in phalanx deep,
N'esd we to lei I a God is here;
The daisy, fresh from winter's sleep.
Til!s of His hand in lines as clear.
What power, hut His who arched Ihn skies,
4.nd poured the day-spring's purple flood,
Wondrous alike in ail it tries,
Could raise the dairy's curious bud ;
Mould itu green cup, iis wiry stem,
It (ringed border nicely spin,
And cut the gold-embosHed gem
That set in silver, gleams within ;
And fling it with a hand so free
O'er lull and dale and desert sod,
That man, w here'er l.e walks, limy JCC,
In eveiy step, the stamp of God :
Turity of Fvtiin?.
A life of duty is the only cheerful life for all
joy springs from the al'.'ectintu ; and it is the
; gre.it law of natuii!, that without good deeds, all
! good airectioiis die and the heart becomes ullerly
ucsnlate. I he externa! world then loses all its
beauty; poetry fades away Iroui the earth; for
what is poetry hut the reflection of all pure and
sweet, all high aad holy thoughts ?
Mrs. rarringlnn, in allusion to the many ad
vertisement, headed "Ho ! lor California," think
a .adf would be ui'.rt useful than a hoe, to the
Things in General.
00- Ventral Taylor's Inaugural Suit. The
papers tell us, that Ackerman and Mixen, of the
city of New-York, have received an order for it;
hiving just sent to order to Baton Rogue a box of
clothing for Major Bliss and other members of the
fjt- Charge of Horse Stealing. The Mayor of
Philadelphia, last Saturday morning, committed
lo await the requisition of the Sheriff of Montgom
ery county, James Geisser, charged with stealing
a horse valued at 70U, belonging to Franklin
Wyant, of the said county,
fjrj- The London Times says that there has nev
er been a time since the accession uf Queen Vic
toria, when English intercourse with other na
lions had been in so bad a position a at present
Reason, the Ministry is opposed to the Conner
vatism of the Times!''
fJ- The Germau Minister ; The Natiooal Inti lb
igencer announces the arrival in Washington of
Baron Roenna, Minister of the German Empire
to the United States, and his reception in that ca
pacity, on Friday last, by the President of the
03- Doings of the Gold Mania : The latest case
of absence of mind reported, is that of a man deep
ly involved in debt, who went on board a vessel
bound for California, to take leave of his friends,
and forgot to come ashore again.
(JCJ- Slavery in Kentucky; An address has been
issued by Chancellor Nicholas and others to the
people of Kentucky, urging that the constitution
proposed to be formed should provide for the grad
ual abolition of slavery in the State.
fj- Colored Union : At the Stale Convention of
colored men, held at Harrisburg recently, a po
litical essociatioti was formed, having for its ob
ject the obtaining of citizens' rights for the color
(JO- A Man Advertises in New-York to put up
"iron cottages" in three days' notice, for Califor
nia use. They are portable and easily packed on
ship board. Shrewd and screwed idea.
fJCJ-Getting Punished : A man named Robert
Owens was so badly iujured in a prize fu'ht in
Liverpool, that he died in a few days. His op
ponent was arretted for manslaughter.
r Judical Resignation, Hon. William N. Ir
vine, President Judge of the York and Adams Ju
dicial District, has made know n his intention to
resign his office. His term docs not expire until
fjt)- James Cummings, of Austin, M'i , acciden
tally killed his wile a short time since, by the dis
charge of a gun, the lock of which he was repair
ing. The ball passed through her heart.
() The Way They Live, Fifteen members of
the United Stale Senate and 'J2 members of the
House of Representatives, have their families with
them at Washington, and board "at home."
Jry- Mr. Benton, it is said, will accompany his
daughter and Mrs. Benton to the other side of Ihe
Isthmus, on their way to California, soon after the
adjournment of Congress.
(O Another History : It is slated that Col. Bliss
is engaged in preparing a history of the campaign
of Gen. Taylor in Mexico, in all which he partic
ipated. That will be a book, no doubt.
fjtj- Fires in Boston : There were twenty-four
fires in Boston during the month of January, the
estimated amount of loss from which was $31,-
120; the whole of which was covered with insu
For the Hoys.
Seven rlasses of company are to be avoided :
1. Those wbo ridicule their parents, or diso
bey their commands.
1. Those who prolane the Sabbaih or scoff at
3. Those who use profane or filthy language.
4. Those who are unti uthful, play truant, uud
waste their time in idleness.
fr Those who are of a quarrelsome temper, and
are apt to get into dillictilty with others.
i. Those who are adicted lo lying and steal
ing. 7. Those who are of a cruel disposition; who
take position in torturing and maiming animals
and insects, robbing hints ol their young, Sfc.
All these classes of companions an: to lie a
voided ; for, il you associale with them, they will
soon make you like themselves.
fjrj-The advertising press is of great use to the
country; il spreads ones wants before the public
eye, and is very sine to bring the desideratum.
And with (ho impression that it is every one's
privilege thus lu make known his wants, a man
advertises in the following manner:
" Wastkii. An able-bodied person to hold my
wile's luiigue ; she and 1 being unable to keen it
Now we w i.h lo inlonil the gentleman adver
tiser that uc know an "able-bodied" man who
understands perfectly the management of "wives'
tongues." lie is now out of employment, and
would like the job propiwd, if the compen-alnoi
he adequate, luquiie at tii: olhce lor fuitliu j
We. seek far khores for precious olTH :
To me the ea-e is clear
We needn't roam at all In m hemt ,
Wive hobU "I t.'-f tt.i here.
Treatment of 1Ioi-m
An English writer, spe.king of the treatment
of horses brought in hot from a journey or from
any hard labor, says: "On taking oil their saddles
bridles, or other harness, turn them into a field,
and let them, for fifteen or twenty minuies, toll
and amuse themselves at pleasure. After this
take them to the stable, and rub, curry, and groom
them in the usual manner, lty observing this
method you will find your horses much sooner
dried, and much less lialde to breakout into I'resti
weats or to catch colds, than if at once taken in
lo the stable- I tried it with my own horses
saddle coach and farm lor more than twenty
vears, and therefore speak from my own knowl
edge on the subject."
Weight f Grain.
A busliel of wheat weighs
do Hye weiglia
Clover seed weighs 00 lbs.
An Editor's Farm.
The Maryland Montgomery County Journal,
gives the following particulars in relation to the
farm nl F. P. Blair, Esq., Editor ol the Wash
"F. P.liluir, Esq. of this couniy.states
in the Globe, that his farms now produ
ces eighteen barrels or ninety buslu-ls of
corn to the aere. A few years ntro, iMr.
Hlairs's farm was as unsightly a looking
place as eould be seen in our country
poor and barren enough. Mr. lilair has
just done what many others, owning jmor
lauds in this county, can do, if they will
make the effort. It has been ascertained
by actual experiment, which has not in a
single iiislanca failed, that our exhausted
and worn-out lands can be readily reclaim
ed at a comparatively trilling expense. A
little capital, with a smart FprinkTmii of in
dustry and perseverance, is all that is re
quired." Soul Tocchino Wit The leipiirer has the
following: A lady residing in Knglimd, who l:;ol
a number of female servants in her family, and lo
whom she on one occasion, gave each a pair of
cast-olf hall worn shoes, found the following im-
promptu on )n.i chamber mantel, the succeeding
' I low careful should our mistress he,
The narrow path lo choose,
When all the maids within the house
Aru walking in her shoes."
nouns OK SLKKP.
Nature requires five,
Custom's given 6even!
Laziness lakes nine,
And Wickedness eleven.
Thrmv a erml r.l l.read lr, a An?, be take, it
open-mouthed, swallows it whole, and presently
.... .1 ..
gapes tor anotner. just so men receive i lie gins
of fortune; down they go without chewing; and
we are immediately greedy for another chop.
Grief, after all, is like in a damp country
what was at first necessity becomes alterwanls an
An apt quotation is like a lamp wlm-h flings its
light over the whole sentence.
The history of most lives may bo onefly com
prehend under three heads oui follies, our lualts,
and our misfortunes.
There is nothing so easy as lobe wi-e for others;
a species of prodigality by the by for such wis
dom is w holly wa-'ed
Marri.i.'e is like money seem to want it, and
you never (let it.
Alas, for the vanity of human eniouncnl ! - vw:
grow weary of even our ow n prelection.
Atlenlionis tihv.ty pb a ml in aequaiiilaiiees
till we tiie ol them
The ridiculous is memory's m
BY JAMES T. KIEI.P.
O ! swift we go o'er the ih-ecy snow.
When moonbeams sparkle lound :
Whii" hoots keep time to music's chime,
As merily on we bound.
On wintoiVnicht when hearts ale li;;ht,
And health is on the wind,
We loo.e the rein and swi ep the plain,
And leave our cans behind.
a lau;i!i ,m "onir we i;
Aero. il,,. fleetinu snow,
Willi kinds beside, ho -wilt we ride,
On the beaiitilul track below.
1 1 1 the vaunt;; sea has charms for me,
When (.vie and tempi -I i .! ;
l; nl give me the speed ol the loaimni; si.
And I'll .j -k lot the Wdvtj no men:.
1 17, 1849.
The Midnight Assassin
I was on my way to P , in the fall
of 18 ; it was towards the cold evenings
in the first fall month, wheniny horse slop
ped suddenly before a respectable house
about four miles from N .
'I here was siunethingstange and remark
able in this action of my horse, nor would
ho move a step in spile of all my exertions
to move him on.
I determined to gratify thia whim, and at
lliesame time a strange presentiment which
came over me, a kind uf supernatural indes
cribable feeling, seemed to urge inc to en
ter. Having kneked and requested to be
conducted to the lady or gentleman of the
house, I was ushered into a neat sitting
room, w here sat a beautiful girl of about
twenty ycais of age. She rose at my en
trance, and seemed a little surprised at the
appearance of a perfect stranger.
In a few words 1 related to her the
strange conduct of my horse, and his stub
born opposition to my iiiiud. "I am not,"
I observed, ".superstitious, nor inclined on
the side of the metaphysical doctrines of
those who support them ; but the strange,
unaccountable leeling that crept over me
in attempting to pass your house induced
me to solicit lodgings fur the night."
"We are not," she replied, "well guard
ed, 'tis true ; but in this part of the country
we have little to fear from robbers, for we
have never heard of any bring near us ; we
are surrounded by good neighbors, and I
Halter myself we are al peace with ihein.
Ikit this evening, in consequence of my
father's absence, I felt unusually lonesome,
and if it were not bordering on the sup
erstitious : I might reason as you have,
and say 1 consent to your staying; for
similar feelings had been mine ere yor ar-
1 riVI'll ! Il-illll lllcit l':niso I einilnt im.
The evening passed delightfully away ;
my young hostess was intelligent and love
ly ; tht! hours Hew so quickly, that on
looking at my watch, I was surprised to
find that it was eleven o'ekoek. This
was the signal for retiring and by twelve
every inmate of the house was probably
asleep save mvself. 1 could not sleep
strange visions limited across my brain,
anil 1 lay tw isling on my bed, in all the
. agony of sleepless suspense. The clock
struck one ; its last vibrating sound had
; scarcely died away, when the opening of a
1 shutter, and the raising of a sash in one of
the lower apartments, convinced me some
one was entering the house. A noise fol
lowed as of a person jumping from the
window-sill lo the floor, and then followed
tin1 light and almost noiseless step of one
ascending the stairway.
1 slept in the room adjoining the one
occupied by the lady: mine was next to the
siaireaee, the step came along the gallery,
slow and cautious. 1 had seized my pistol
and slipped on part of my clothes, determ
ined to watch or listen to the movements
i . i
' SCCIlimgly IliySleriOUS or SUSplClOUS: 1110
I Bound of the steps stopped at my door-
then ffdlnu-ed fino ns il Mtttdvinir ibo ear ti.
-t i v "
the hevhole, and a low breathing ennviuc
t-d me the illain was listening. I stood
motionless, the pistol firmly grasped. Not a
muscle moved, not a nerve was slackened,
for I felt as if Heaven had selected me out
as the instrument lo effect its purpose.
The person now passed slowly on, and
I as cautiously approached the door of my
I now went by instinct, nr rather by
the eonve ance for as soon as I beard his
hand grasp the latch of one door, mine
seized on the other a deep silence follow
ed this movement ; il seemed as he heard
the sound, and waited ihe repetition : il
came not all was still: he might have
considered it the echo of his own noise.
I beard the door open softly. I also open
ed mine, and ihe very moment I stepped
intotbeciiiry, I eaiithl a ulimpse o a tall
' man enleiine the lielittil cliauilicr nl Die
j I sidily stepped almi;: the entry, ap-
proncneo me ciiatiiin r ; inrouiii me nait
tipcncd door 1 ulanccd in) eyes into the
room. No object was visible save the
i curtained Itcil, within wlioso stieels, lay
the intended victim to a iniduiaht asses
sin. and he, gracious heaven ! a i-
l-'nr at that moment a tall, fierce-looking
black approached the bed : and never were
( lihelio and llesdeniona more naturally re
prcseuifd : at least that particular scene of
liio initiioi'lal bard's conception.
I was now all suspense : my heart
swellid into my ihroal almost to sntl'oea
t ion. ins eves to cracking, as 1 made a
bound into the room.
The black villain had ruthlessly dragged
part of ihe covering oil' the In d when the
sound of my fool caused him to turn. He
started, and thus confronted, we stood
ca.iug on each orher a few seconds: his
eves shot lire fury was depicted in his
ci.unieu.tncc. lie "made a sju tug towards
me, and the next moment by a corpse on
the flu-ji ' i
OOJ sJllS-.t OL. TWELVE.
VOL: 2, NUMBER 48.
The noise of the pistol aroused th fW
sleeper : she started in Ue bed, and seemed
an angel ol, he white clouds emerging from
her downy bed to soar up to the ikies
The first thing ula, presented itself ,
her view was myself standing near her
with a pisiol in my hand.
"Oh, do not murder me ! take all
you cannot, will not kill me, air !"
The servants now rushed in all was
I he wretch turned out to be a vagabond
npposed to be a runaway slave from
Virginia. I had the providential oppor
tuiii.y of rescuing on fron, ,jie wom ()f
who, in alter years, called me hua.
band, and related to our children her mir.
aculous escape from the bold attack of a
midnight assassin. Spirit of the Times.
The following capital story in told of an Ala
bama Sherill' and a prelly widow :
'Court was in session,' and amid the
multiplicity of business, which crowded u
pon him at term time, he stopped at the
door of a beautiful widow on the sunny
sale of thirty, who, by the way, hud often
bestowed melting glances upon the Sheriff
aforesaid. He was admitted and soon tliu
widow appeared. The confusion and de
light which the arrival of ihe visitor had
occasioned, set off to greater advantage than
usual the captivating charms of the widow
M. Her cheeks bore the beautiful blended
tints of the apple blossom . her lips resem
bled rosebuds upon which the morning dew
yet lingered ; her eyes were liko the quiv,
ers ol Cupid, the glances of love and ten
derness with which they were filled resem
bling arrors that only wanted a fine beau
(pardon the pun,) to do full execution,
After a few common place remarks :
' Madam,' said the matter of fact Sheriff,
'I have an attachment for vou.' A deeper
blush than usual mantled the cheeks of the
fair widow with downcast eves whoso
glances were centered upon her beautiful
feet, half concealed by the flowing drape
ry i gently patting the floor, she, with'
equal candor replied;
' .Sir, the attachment is reciprocal.
h'or some time the Sherill' maintained
an astonished silence; and at last he said
' Madam, will you proceed lo court?"
4 Proceed to court?' replied the lady,
with a merry laugh ; then shaking her
beautiful head, she added ; 'No Sir ! though
this is leap year I will not take advantage
of the license therein granted to mv sex.
and therefore greatly prefer that vou should
proceed lo court ?'
' But madam, the Justice is waitinn-.'
' Let him wait, 1 am not disposed u
hurry matters in such an unbecoming man-
tier; ami besides air. u hen dm
is peitormed, 1 wish ou to understand thai
I prefer a minister to a justice of iho
'Madam,' said he, raising from his ehair
with solemn dignity, 'there, is a very great
mistake here, my language has been mis
understood, the attachment of which I
speak was issued from the office of Esquiru
(!., and commands me io bring you instan
tly before him to answer a contempt of
court in bisobeying a t-ubpa-na in the easa
of Smith vr Jones ?"
We drop the curtain.
A Hank Notk which was handpd into
our office the other day, says the Quaker
City, bore this graphic inscription on its
back: "My. father was a bank director.
He filled, and retired on a fortune, leaving
ten thousand a-piece to his children. This
is the lasi of my ten. Illgot quick gone !
and so, hem's oil for California!"
Indians at IVashittgton.
The XttHri)i(il Intrllismrer, of Thurs
day last, says thai the Chippewa chiefs
and warriors now here, paid a visit to the
Capitol on I'rulay. 'I hey were overwhel
med with wonder and adtniiaiioii at the
magnificent objects that met their eves
for the first lime beheld and surpassing
far, we suppose, any lions that had eer
been thought of in their rude imaginations.
The Capitol, with its magnitude and its
decoration, its paintings, its statuary, &c,
oilers certainly a strong contrast to an In
dia wigwam and its accompainients,as does
the civilized, educated, polished Anglo-A-ini
riean lo the unsophisticated and unciv
ilized son of the forest.
I'jioii visiting die statue of Washington
that laces the eastern front of the Capitol,
one of the chiefs, ( )-ska-ha-w i.s, addressed
it as follows, ihe address being faithfully
interpreted by Major Maktki.i., the agent
and inlet pn n r of the visitants :
"My (ireal t-'atliet , we all shake hands with
yon ; we have Ir.ivHeda hum way through th
Kreat n u nry that you acipiired lor your people by
the aid of the (ire.tt Spirit Your people hare
become very ureal our people have become very
small ; may the Great Spirit, w ho cave you me
cess, no protect n-and e,rant in lha favor we sale
of mir (ileal Kaihtr.whu now fills the high place
titit occupied by you"