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' " ' ' : ~ —— ~~ flit*— ii!.i ,mmm R. W# Heaver Proprietor.] Trntli aid Right—God and oor Country* [Two Dollars per Annan* VOLUME 3. TIIR STAR OF TIIE NORTH Is published every 2/nirsday Morning, by R. W. WEAVER. OFFICE—Up stairs in the New Brick building on the south side of Alain street, third square bcluw Market. TERMS :—Two Dollars per annum,• if paul Within six months from the time of subscri bing ; two dollars and fifty cents if not paid within the year. No subscription received for a less period than six months : no discon tinuance permitted until all arrearages are paid, unless at the option of the editors. AnvEnTrsEMENTs not exceeding one square will be inserted three limes for one dollar,and twenty-five cents for each additionl inser tion. A liberal discount will be made to those who advertise by the year. WHAT A WORLD IT NIGIIT JIE. BV CHARLES SWAIN. O! what a world it might be, If hearts were always kind : If, friendship none would slight theo, And fortune prove less blind ! With love's own voico to guide us. Unchangingly and fond : With all we wish beside us, And not a care beyond. O! what a world it might be, More blest than that of yore ; Come learn, and 'twill requite ye, To love each other more. O 1 what a world of beauty A loving heart might plan, If man but did his duty, And helped his fellow man! Then angel breasts would brighten The threshold with their wings, And Love Divine enlighten The old forgotten springs. 0 ! what a world ol beauty A loving henrt might plan, If man but did his duty, And helped his brother man ! From the Albany Dutchman. CONGRESSIONAL SKETCH. HON. ZEBEDIAH GREEN. BV M. G. LEWIS. THE subject of our sketch made his en trance into this comical world, in Green bush, on Green river, Green county, (chief cxportations, red-headed pedlars and slab sided instructors of youth, tor the western and southern market.) Gteen Mountain Slate; and was 'yclept, in short, Zeb., in long, Ze bediah Green—though not from any similar ity between his appearance and the general name; but because a Deacon Zeb, in home spun, with a large family, small farm, hick ory cane, short pipe, and an Aunt Hilly, \ with specks, cotton nightcap, checkered 1 apron, knitting needles, and mackaboy— were Greens. Being for exportation, when he arrived at the standard—six feet perpendicular, and twice and a-half that tiutnbor of years—he was launched upon tho sea of life, with but little cargo, yet the hatches open (or freight, like a contribution box for change—a camp meeting-mado saint perfect in the Ten Commandments, Almanac, Daboll's Arith metic, Englis}i Reader; and a good judge of pumpkin pie, tin fourpences, gingerbread, jewsharps, seal-skin caps, slate-peDcils, jack knife, pocket-bible, and a tin Hunk of Yan kee notions. The vanities olTthis world, the percenta ges on jewelry, the trouble of the Bible in his trousers, gin, with sugar in, a freckled faced man with cards, or a witching Eve iu the third tier—perhaps all combined—caus ed him to make angles, zigzag across, and eoon he was out of the "narrow way," post ing down the "broad road," at quarter nag epoed. "Circumstances govern man." A grocery may make a loafer, a camp meeting, n preacher; a gamo of poker, a widow ; a rich wile, a member ol Congress; a pock marked man with faro, a gambler; a fash ionable education, a fool, and a murderer, a saint. It is the great "First Cause" that governs crim. cons.' presidential elections, piety, lotteries, lovers, oysters, cholera ca ses, poverty, long prayers, wooden clocks, suicides, female purity, and so on to the end of tho chapter, of all the effects seen in this farcical world. Circumstances connected with a physical organization of the cranium, giving a pre disposition to change and make "change" in a few years, mane him an ex-offlcio ped lar, codfisherman, school teacher, clock agent, flat boatman, shaker, dancing master, poker player, temperance lecturer, itoam doctor, fortune teller, Mormon, auctioneer, Methodist minister, and country editor. When a man hss for his inheritance, wherefrom to extract the wherewith to satis fy the inner man, adorn the outre man, and other etceteras, in this "Land of Freedom," (wherein he is free to starve, wear patched pants, drink when asked, run for congress, join the church, eat opium, stutter, look cross-eyed, chew the cud of anticipation, masticate tho "sweet tobacco posoy," im bibe buttermilk, visit California, scold his wife, enlist, raise gnmo chickens, believe patent medicine reports, contribute to the missions, preach, saw wood, nnd sell pea puts; but not to play poker, sell corn juice With a license, take umbrellas, raise a row, run over an apple woman, swear, smoko in Boston, fish on Sundays, knock down a po liceman, whistle in church, marry two wives, pick pockets, call a rougue a rascal, win a maiden and not annex her, blow up a steamboat or kiss a married lady,) it is ne cessary for him to complete his education before he can easily extract large per cent ages from"gullable humanity." By this time he had graduated in a school, in which the chief studies are "human na ture and soft sawder," comicalities, humbug, BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1851. quackery, sense, bombast,'ridicule and non sense, the iffics, tiflics, nostrums, oligies, isms, and pathas—legal, theological, medi cinal, philosophical, political, historical, po etical, phrenological, and astrological knowl edge. The graduates of which school, whether in professional, editorial, or politi cal life, leave far behind among dusty books, latin roots, and sheep-skin diplomas, most of collegians, and sons of the "first families," to enjoy their exclusiveness, dys pepsia, propriety, goose-necked canes, bran bread, blues, standing shirt collars, kid gloves, patent medicines, and green specks. His personal appearance, now that he had been planed, rasped, gronnd and polished by contact with the world, was a great im provement on the original, yet by no means the beau ideal of human perlection. He was a rough hewn specimen, long, lank, lean, and lathy—hair wiry and pugilistic—phiz sharp set, cadaverous, and as rough as a nutmeg grater—arms long, but legs looser, and the whole loosely set together, angular as a pine knol, and forever in motion. In the firm planting of his pedal extremities was written, in Nature's language, "I tread no steps backwards ;" in the harJ, muscu lar, and nervous twitching bands, "hang like grim death lo on Ethiopian j" in the deep lines of the visago, "push along, keep moving j" in the burning eye, "Excelsior in the expansive forehead, "Seek and ye shall find." And every wiry hair seemingly covered a homccopathic, "phrenoligical or gan. A short timo since, his perambulations led him into a section of Arkansas, where the mountains were crowded for want of room, and the valleys at an angle of 50 s . This phenomenon was accounted for by the "oldestinhabitant" thus:— "Yer seo, when God fixed up his truck ter make the kentry, ho chucked a sorter pepper-box full ov mountains tor sprinkle 'em over the kedn'try as they was kneeded; but thar was a mess ov big ugly ones in tho batch, that stuck in the holes an' bothered him, an' he took tho kiver off, an' chucked 'em down here to make a place for the var mints." In every nook and corner were little clear ings, filled with stunted donkeys, log cabins, half-grown specimens of the rising genera tion in shirts, blackberry bushes, lazy, toe headed "sovcrnyua" smoking corn cob pipes; hounds, and bare-footed Eves, fol lowed by a drove of little rude "minua tures. The bipeds lived on (Providence permitting) corn, possoms, bacon, blackber ries, red horse, deer, bear, pigeons, and par simmons—believed in dreams, faith doctors, hard-shelled and iron jacket preachers, gliosis, and the influence of the moon on pork and cucumbers—amused themselves by fighting, hunting, fishing, poker playing, oye gougi ig, and,drinktng corn juico—and exchanged ideas about the candidates, camp meetings, where Wilmot Proviso lived, whether Annexation was as much a fighting man as Joo Bunker, the prospects for mast, tho bad effects of the weather on corn, who could lift tho most at a roiling, where was tho last fight, and the prospective price of corn juice. Ouco upon a timeji man with a "show," in many places known as a wagon, endeav ored lo cross the mountains. The inhabi tants gathered together, as much astonished as were the multitudes of Galilee, and fol lowed it several miles, to see what the "con sarn would do when the hind wheels caught up with the fore ones."—The mountain country consisted of some eight or ten coun ties, eac.h one having a county seat, which was approachable only by mule paths.—ln each was a small octagon log court-house, smaller jail, in imitation of a drygoods box—log tavern, with a long porti co in front, containing a slab bench, Mexi can saddle, short broom, and a sleeping ne gro—grocery, with a barrel of corn juice, red*faced man, pint cup, large twist of to bacco, piggin with a gourd in it, and a grea sy pack of cards—storo half full of ging sang, geese feathers, and jeans—and a large green, thereupon the county clerk, judge, circuit rider steatn doctor, landlord, and two or three little "jack log" lawyers, all arrayed in linsey woolsey pants, Indian tanned deer skin hunting shirts, store shoes, broad brim med straw hats, and belts containing Arkan sas "tooth-picks," t. c. bowie knives, weigh ing from two pounds to seven, engaged in tho laudable occupation of playing marbles and picayune pjker. The press did not eireulute light enough to light cigars, and Webster's spelling book was Greok te all except a few literary men, who were not plenty enough to fili I.he coun ty offices, and many of the minor ones, such as justices of the peace, constables, &c., were held by men who were not Catholics, yet made their crosses—settling all law ca ses by the code of common sense, and hol ding elections by notching the voles on shin gles, and generally cutting off all of the "cussed whig votes" when they made the election returns, which consisted of the shingles and an interpreter. The congressional district which embrac ed the mountains, consisted of seme three or four lowland counties, the most wealth and aristocratic part of the Stale. The line of domarkartion between tho two, was drawn as closely as betwoen the Protestants and Catholics of Ireland. The denizens of each part looked upon the other as a Catho lic looks upon purgatory, or a Methodist up on (ahem 1) Hon. Jim Burton had repre sented tho district time out of mind. He was a resident of the lowlands, very rich, with inediocral talents, yet with considers- ble tact in the management of the moun taineers. When among them, he gratified the vanity of the "sovereyß," by wearing their costume, and moreover, dispensing freely "the root of all evil" in buying aspi rants, friends, and corn juice, (the latter the most potent,) still the connection was a con junction merely mercenary, as easily to be broken as a link of sausages, and as easily joined again (by administering the "filthy lucre") as a stick of cement. Zeb having a laudable desire to seo the handle "Hon." attached to his name, thought tho mountains presented a fine field for po litical experiments; therefore he arrayed himself in the mountain costume, and choo sing the centre county, prepared to stick out his shingle— ZEBEDIAH GREEN, ATT'Y AT LAW. Though ho knaw but little of the hair splittings and differences "twixt tweedle dee and tweedle dura," as laid down in the stat utes and reports, yet he had the foundation— jaw—perhaps in larger quantities than Lord Coke. Immediately on bis arrival al his prospec tive residence, he was accosted by an old gentleman thus— "Stranger, wa'at's yer name ?" "Zebediah Green," "Aint any kin to Mike Green, wat sot in the Legislatur sum twenty-five years ago, and stopped the wind on a couple a fellers down thar, an' had to cut stick an' IUU, an' haint bin heerd from sense 1" "Has he many friends here ?•' "Sum two thousand, I reckon, counlin the families w'al's married in. Why, yer can't go amiss o' the kin on Possum Deer Lick, Buzzard Plain, Bar, and Patraige Holler. They rules tbe roost, I tell you, in 'lections. It's an old sayin', 'as goes the Greens, so goes the mountains.' " "Do I look like tho Green family" asked Zeb, concluding, if circumstadces were fa vorable, it would be a good political invest ment to represent a son of the lost Green. "Wall, stranger, you look powerful like 'em, (scanning Green's phisiog.,) mighty big mouth, thunderin' long nose, an' bristly head ; but thar heads are rounder, faces red der, an' bodies flatter than yours. I wouldu't wonder if yer's Mike's son, thongh he warnt married when be left." "I should not, either," answered Green, drawing doifh his rkce to a pious lengtti. and speaking as grnrn as a parson. "My father, poor man, came into an adjoining State at an early day, and married soon after. My mother, sainted being, died soon after I was born. Ever since I can remember, my father, poor man, (tears were iu his eyes) has been half crazy. He lias often told me of his friends, and of his going to the Le gislature, but it w*s so mixed up with fanci ful stories, that I never believed any of it." j "Yer Mike's son, as sure as yer born," in terrupted the old gentleman, seizing Zeb's hand with the gtipe of a vice, and doing tbe pumphandle at double quick time , "yer my kin, fer my son John married Joe Green's darter Sal." The sor. of the lost Green was received by a legion of Greens as the "simon pure ;" and well he might be, for he knew the genealo gical Green tree, every root and branch, (of course, as his poor non compos mentis father had told him,) back to the time when "the memory of man runneth not to the contrary." Soon the wonderful "genius" of Zeb Green began to develop itself. How he could fid dle, play poker, tell stories, make a man talk up a chimney, a half dollar come through a table, wrestle, shoot, magnatise boys, imitate a prayer meeting, sing songs, hop races, and plead a law, spread far and near, and he became the wonderment and delight of all. As the congressional election drew nigh, "to be or not to be" a regular candidate, and "face the music," or to "rake down the i "Hon." per diem and mileage, was the question. The pros and cons were well weighed—both aliko seemed sure, yet the latter the easier. Burton being a standing candidate, and having no opponent, morely visited the country towns in the mountains to "ante up" the circulating medium as usual, and return ed home counting his election a "fixed fact." Some week before the election, reports simultaneously began to circulate through the mountains that Burton would not drink out of a bottle—that he was in favor of tax ing whiskey—that he asked alt the men from the mountains to eat at the second ta ble—that he was too good to eat corn bread, and carried wheat bread in his saddle-bags —that he had reported that the children ran wild in the woods, and that they had to ear nl Q rk them to know them, and that most of men had bristles on their backs. I A day or two afterwards, another series of whispers simultaneously appeared, follow ing the former. What a pity Zeb Green had not declared himself a candidate—that he was in favor of declaring war on the aboli tionists—of reducing the pay to one dollar a day—of abolishing Slate Prisons and taxes —of making the State build bridges and ■ roads through the county, and |of raising a high tax on the importation of mules. Two days before the election, a messen ger arrived in each county town (where the elections are to be held,) with a slip purport ing to be from Burton's organ— THE HERALD EXTRA. November 3. I With heartfelt grief we announce to the | public the melancholy death of our fellow townsman, the Hon. James Burton. He was thrown from his horse thie morning against a post in front of Brown's Hotel, the vio lence of which broke tho spinal column, and he died instantly. Truly "a great man has fallen." "None knew llim but to love, None named him but to praise." Had not his life been cut short by this un timely visitation of Providence, he would have been once moro triumphantly returned from the district. A meeting will be held to-night to nomi nate another caudidate, yet but little unity of action can be expected at this late day. At the same time, ZebedipH Green was de clared a candidate for Congress, simultane ously throughout tho mountains. "All is well that ends weSl," coliloquised Green, self complacently. "When Button hoars of his death, (in the mountains,) he will be dead politically. It's what I call a decidedly cool operation." His cogitations woro interrupted by an ejaculation— "Zeb, yer father's cum 1" Ho was "up and doing." Two roads opened begoro him—Crocket's motto "go ahead," and Shnkspeare's advice, "discre tion's the better part of valor." He choose the former, gained the'slroot, where he saw an elderly man who resembled the Green family, gesticulating madly to a crowd of Greens. He ran up aud threw his arms around him, faltering— "My poor father, my ponfTather." Then turning to the crowd of excited Greens, with his faco streaming with tears— "Look out," oried he, "he is as mad as a March hare. I seo it in his eyes. Ho will kill his best friends now." The astonished arm-bound prisoner, su re onouge, looked mad, and tiiod every moans to free himself, vociferating loudly— "lt's a lie—take him off—he's a rascal." "Let us secure him," said Green, not no ticing the other's cries, 'he often has such spelts." Tho Greens, to whom the mystery was clearly explained, now helped Zeb tie him for security, all the while of which ho was making the most ridiculous charges against Zeb, which not being noticed, he cursed ev ery Green high and low, whiohjentfrely cat isfied them of his sanity. Zeb had him confined in a close room, and eo gnat was his parental love and watchful care, ihr.t he r>o ontMO of its increasing his paroxisms. V Hon. Zebediah Green may be found, do ring the session of Congress, at his post, one of the Hons of "the city of magnificent distances." YANKEE SILSBGE IN LONDON. "Yankee Silsbee," now on a professional tour iu England, has commenced writing a series of letters home, to the Detroit Daily Advertiser.—llis first letter is capital. We make an extract from it; — Well, I've been in London over a week, and have made good my time. I've uot stood with my hands in my pockets wonder ing where I should go, or who 1 should go with, as some of the Yankees do. I bolted off "slap bang."—First, I went to the Ex hibition. of course, where every body goes tho first thing, and la ! such a stupendous pile of glass the world never saw. It looks like an overgrown hot-house, and I believe that will be its ulterior use at the close of the present affair. As to the contents ol the building, I can't begin to tell you what my eyo brings in at one little glance—such a medley of statuary and 6atins, fabrics and feathers, pearls and petticoats, machinery and mobe, silver and sandwiches, all mixed up like pickles iu a jar.— The American department don't quite come up to the ckalk, but as the Times newspaper said some time ago, a nation with a continent in its pocket can affcrd to be in dependent. We've got lots of slick things here for all the talk and bluster, for John Bull loves to turn up his nose, and let him do it, he'll turn it up so far one of these days that he wont get it down in a hurry. Among other distinguished places I have visited, was the Tower, the great Tower where Anne Boleyn and several other wise people were affectionately invited to loave their heads, and which they did much a gainst their wills, although I suppose they made their wills before they went. Its gloo my, sombre walls, called up a flood of gol den rocolleclious of tho days of Queen Bess and het sister Mary. Then old Clarence, too, who tumbled iito a butt of his favorite Malmsey, and there "kicked the bucket." We can't say whether the Duke wa3 drunk, alrhough it must be confessed that when he died he was very much in liquor. We roamed with a parly of others through the various apartments of the Tower, and our guide, who was a chatty, talkative little man frisked about and showed "us every object with a deal ol gusto. At last he came to the great cannon and ordanca captured from the enemies of various nations. "This piece," said or r little guide, with all the pomp of a little Englishman, who never as when boasting of their victorias, "this piece is from Waterloo. Lord, how we did beat them therg. This is from Badajos—this is from so and Jso," and he ran over the cannon, dilating on the his tory of each with evident satisfaction in ev ery muscle of his countenance. I saw he was highly diverted with relating the exploits of his nation, so I thought L would "bring him to anchor" a little as the sailors say. all at once I looked carefully a bout me turning my head every which way,j and than looked enquiringly at the guide. , "What are you looking for, sir, may I en quire ?" at length said lie; "we've got tro phies from all nations," and he pointed to a number of interesting specimens with thei r mouths gaping open like a hungry bull-dogs. "Have you, indeed ?" said 1, carelessly. "I was'nt looking for French trophies, nor Spanish." "Perhaps it's the Chinese?" interrupted he. "No, nor the Chinese," said I, "but I seo you have got o much stuff laying about here, Where's ail that was captured from the Americans,eh ?' "Ah'" grunted he, looking amazingly "the Americans—yes the Americans—from the Americans—you mean?" "Yes," replied I, still looking, "I don't see any from the United States—where is it al! —I want to see it?" "Oh, yes ! that taken in America—l see —yes." "Exactly," repeated I, "I heard yoa took a good deal at Bunker Hill, and "Bennington, and Trenton, and those places." "So wo did," said he quickly, "but it was such old stuff that we didn't care obout bringing it home I" Just then a sudden thought struck him . his eye rolled up, a little blood flew* to his cheeks, and he evidently "smoked." lie took the queue and backood down. When the company were going out, ho leaned o vor and whispered in my oar that I was a Yankee. "I m nothing else, sir," said I, "and as for tha old stuff you took at Yorklown and seve ral other places I might mention, I'll tell them to send it over to you when I get home." Danger of Electioneering, Tbe Picayune rejoices in the possession of live Yankee as a correspondent, who having wandered as far as south Louisiana peddling notions, has settled down somewhere in Caddo county, or some other undiscovered regiou of the State, and there concluded to run for £oiigress. The following extract of a letter to the editor of the Picayune, de scribing one of his electioneering lours, is a specimen of the luck he had in this delight ful business: "Well I put up with a first-rate good na lured teller that I met at a billiard table. I went hi, ai.it .. i., introdutJßtl to HIS WTIe, a fine fat woman, who looked as though she lived on laffin, her faco was so full of fun. After a while—after we had talked about my gal, and about the garden, and about the weather, and so on, in came three or four children, laffin, and skippin as merry as crickets. There warn't no candle lit, but I could see they were fine lookin fellers, and I started for my saddle bags, in which I had put a lot of sugar caudy fir the children, as I went along. •Como here,' said I 'come here, you little rouge, and tell me what your name is. The oldest then up to me, and says he : 'My name is Peter Smith, sir.' 'And what's your name, sir,' said I. 'Bob Smith, sir.' The next said his name was Bill Smith, and the fourth said his name was Tommy Smith. Well, I gave them sugar candy, and old Mrs. Smith was so tickled that she laugh ed all the time. Mr. Smith looked on, but didn't say much. 'Why,' said 1, 'Mrs. Smith I would'nt take a good deal for them four boys, if 1 had 'em, they're so beautiful and sprightly.' 'No,' says she laffin, 'I set a good deal of storo by 'em, but we spoil 'em 100 much.' 'Oh no,' says I, 'they're ra'ai well behaved children, and by gracious,' says I, pretend ing to be startled by a sudden idea of a stri king resemblance between them boys and their fathet, aud I looked at Mr. Smith, 'I never did seo uothin equal it,' says I, 'your, eyes, mouth, forehead, a perfect picture of yon, sir,' says I, tappin tho oldest on the pate. I thought Mrs. Smith would have died a laffin at that; her arms fell down by her side, and her head fell back, and ehe shook the whole house laffin. 'Do you think so, Col. Jones ? says she. and she looked toward Mr. Smith, and 1 thought she would go off in a fit. 'Yes,' saysl, 'I do really think so.' 'Ha, ha, ha—how-w 1' says Mr. Smith, kinder half laffin, 'you are too hard ou me I now, with your jokes.' 'I aint jokin at all,' says I, "they're hand sum children, and they do look wonderfully like you.' Just then a gal brought in a light, and I'll ba darned if the little brats didn't lurn out to be mulattoes, every one of 'em, and they was curly as tbe blackosl niggers.' Mr. and Mrs. Smith never had any children, and they sort of petted 'em as play things. I never felt so streaked as I did when I seen how things 6tood. If I hadn't kissed the little nasty things, I could a got over it; but kissen' on 'em showed that I was in airnest, (though 1 was soft soapin 'em ail the time,) and how-to got out of the scrape I didn't know. Mrs. Smith luffed so hard when she saw how I was confused that she almost suf focated.—A little while afterwards there was a whole family of relntious arrived from the city, and turned the matter off; but next morning I could see Mr. Smith didn't like the remembrance of what I said, and I don't believe he'll vote for me when election comes on. Lexpect Mrs. Smith kept the old fellow under that joke for some time. XW People die at the rate of five a min-, ute, taking the whole world together. From the Washington Republic. The Visit of the Chippewas to the Pres. ldent. On Saturday morning, at ten o'clock, the delegation of from Minnesota Territory, accompanied by the Hon. Luke Lea, the Coramisioner of India Allaire, pro ceeded to the President's House, in accor dance with a previous arrangement. The Indians, in their wild, native costume, ap peared with extra trimmings, including a profusion of gay colored ribands, having procured them for this occasion, as they were to be admitted into the presence of their great father, of whom they had heard so much, but had never seen. The Indians Having been conducted to an upper chamber and seated, tho President of the United States shortly afterwards entered' when Mr. Lea introduced to him John John son, the interpreter who introduced each of the delegation by name; Crossing Sky, Safe | guide, Stand Beforo, Spirit Seen, (the herd j warrior,) and Breast. They severally shook hands with their great father, and resumed their seats aud seemed to be highly pleased. The Commissioner remarked to the Pres ident that those Indians were Chippewas, and that they had called to pay their respects liirn. The President made inquiries as to their country and condition. In the course of the conversation it was stated that their band is what is called the Mississippi band, and that over forty different bands constitute the Chip pewa tribe in the United Stales. There is no pricipal chief having authority over all the bands, but the coiefs in eacli band bind the whole nation. Although jealousies and disturbances may exist among themselves, they are all united against "outsiders." Crossing Sky arose, and, after shaking hands with the President and tho Commis sioner ol Indian'affairs, spoke as follows, the address being interpreted by John John son. Mj Great Father: I want to say a few words to you, and ask you to listen to me. I have traveled in a strange country to gel good, and to form an idea of how tho whites live. I mentioned our special business lo our father, (ihe Commissioner.) and wish to say a little more. My great father you see how lam ; how many men are here. Wo are poor, poor in deed. You ; your nation is oif.wg. L Uajg ono iWjoular request tg JJ.. mo. great father. a saw-mill ; w&jC" to improve. J We like the ways fcr the whites—what we have seen. I feel confi dent that our father and our great father will have mercy on us, aud give us our request. I know, my great father, that there is no way wo can get along in the world. Game is gelling scatce; we must go lo the ground! and till the ground. Let me be permitted to ask you, my great father, what makes you a great and power lul nation ? It is that white book on the stand (the Biblo.) We want schools that we may learn to read that book, and do good and be wise. I am very much pleased that I have been permitted to see and talk to our great father. I am happy that our father will send us back home. I have one request more to make—that when we land in our territory, we wish our great father to aiil us that we may get home safely. Our children are anxious, and wait for our return irom our great lather.—They expect that we will car ry them something that will satisfy them. As I have said before, we are very glad, and we shall long remember our interview with our great father. Another request, my great lather, I wish you to give me a white paper, to show to my friends when 1 get homo. Tho orator then presented tho President with wampum; and, after further proceed ings, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES re sponded to the address : It gives your father great pleasure to meet his'red children on this occasion. He is much gratifiodto learn that you have taken a long journey among strangers for the pur pose of seeing how white people live. [The Indians listened with marked attention, and responded by a hearty "a-ugh," which they repeated at the conclusion of every sentence as it was interpreted to them.] Many years ago the red children of this country covered tbe whole face of it. The whites then came among them, a very weak band, depending in some measure on their red brethren for support.—But the whites have grown great and strong, as you say, while our red breth eren have grown weak and few. One cause of this difference between the whito man and the red man is, that the whites culti vate the ground while the red man "seek a living by the chase. I hope, therefore, when you return to your peoplo in the wilderness, you will tell them of the improvements of the white men, their numbers and strength, and encourago them to pursue the same oc cupations and cultivate the soil. Though the whito man mny be strong and the red man be weak, the while man feels bound to protect tho red man and do justice by him. And this is the chief desire of your great father. In regard to your request for meansMF build a saw-mill, it wiligive your great fath er pleasure lo aid you iu the laudable under taking. Your great father is much gratified lo learn fiom you that you desire education, and to be taught to read and write, and to know the great truths of the Bible. This educatiou is another means of happiness and strength to my red children. NUMBER -36. | In conclusion, f hope that you will have a safe return to your frienes, the Chippewas, ( and that you will meet with no obstructions on the journey. I doubt not that all the whites will treat you with aill consideration nnd respect. It is the desire of your great father, the President, that thev shall da so. V our father, the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, will do what he can lo aid you to re turn ; and will furnish you the white paper which you desire. 1 thank tho Groat Spirit for tho opportuni ty 1 have had to confer with my red chil i dren. j I hope to hear of the safe return to your mends and j Be good and faithful citizens; maintain peace among yourselvoc and white brelhe ren, and you .-nay rely on tho protection of your great father. I have nothing more tot say. Spirit Seen (after the usual preliminaries) addressed the President; My Great Father and my Father: I wanf to say a few words. The Great Spirit hears what I have to say. Here is the wampum I am about to present, and leave here, that all may see wo have truly visited you. This is i " I have to say, my great father, and my father. The President: I receivo the wampum as a token of friendship, and together with the wampum presented by Crossing Sky.it will bo placed in the Department' that my red children and white bretheren tnay always recollect that it is a token of friendship. The Indians then arose to depart, when Commissioner Lea pointed out to them the Secretary of tho Navy, who was among I the few pale faces present. The President informed them that Secre tary Graham had control of all the great ves sels which sail on the ocean. The Indians shook hands first with the President of the United States, and then with all who were present on the ocoasibn, and took their leave, bowing aad scraping iu their best style ; and two of them carried their politeness to such an extent as to take off their head dresses for a few moments. .On Saturday evening the delegation left the city for their homos in Minnesota. A Melancholy Sight. Dr. Reiil, a traveller ilirouahltUa Highland 'ol remyj, is said to have found lately m the desert of dried remains .ol an assemblage beings, five or six hundred in number, men, women and chil dren, scaled in a .semi-circle as when alive, staring in to tfie burning waste before thera. They had not been buried ; life had not de parted before they thus sat around, but Itope was gone, the Spanish invader was at hand, and no escape being left, they had come hither to die. They still sat immove able in that dreary desert; dried like mum mies, bv tho effect of the liot| air. They still keep their position sitting up as in sol emn council, while over that dread Areop agus, silence broods everlastingly. I A CENTER SHOT.—The Albany Dutohm&u very truthfully remarks, that after "a careful examination of all the histories which have yet been written in relation to the Mexican war, we have come lo tho conclusion that the only por.ion of the army which did noth ing, was that portion which was composed of privates—Gen. Scott doing all the fight ing from Vera Cruz to Mexico, while Tay lor and Wood appear to bo tho only men who at all distinguished themselves from the Rio Grande to Buena Vista. If official documents are worthy of credit, all the sol -1 diers do in a battle is, to look on and see their | OFFICERS perform miricles." How TO SPOIL A GIRL—TeII her she is a "little lady," and must not run, and make her a sun bonnet a yard deep to keep her from tanning. Do not let her play with her boy cousins, "they are so rudo." Tell her Hot to speak loud, it is so masculine; and that loud laughiug is quite ungenteel. Teach her music, but never mind her spelling. Give her ear-rings at six years of age; and leach her to set "her cap" for tho beaux at eleven. And, if after your painstaking she does not grow up a silly, simpering, unre flecting nobody, that cannot answer a love letter without some smart old aunt to heljy her, give her up—she is past all remedy. "IT'S my nature, and 1 can't help it," is only the excuse of the ignorant, or the indo lent. Every one should know that all that is natural is not oxcollent ;and, on the other hand, should be encouraged, because help is never withheld from sincere seekers. Some of the most passionate men have he- examples of patience and equanimity. BE PATIENT AND PERSEVERING.—AII that have obtained for themselves great and per manent reputations, have won and secured it by patient and persevering labor; by treat ing time not as waste land only fit for stub blo, but as a true estate, of which no corner is to be left uncultivated. IW To enjoy to-day, stop worrying about to-morrow. Next week will be just as capa blo of taking care ol itself as this one is. And why shouldn't it? It will have seven* days morejexperiem e. IST Cold bathing, pure water, plain diet, a clear conscience, and a clean shirt, are in dispensable to health and happiness.