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And now the great ocean is crossed. We are in George Channel, and with bounding hearts view every object on land and water that denotes our near approach to port. We go below and partake of our St. s last dinner. This occasion, we find, affords a fine 4* 42 A GOLDEN SUN SET. The wine opportunity for the display of eloquence. that day The noble furnished by the captain. is and seaman-like, of that gentleman, are spoken of in the most laudatory terms reference is had to the prosperous voyage that is about to ter qualities, social ; minate, to the intercommunication existing between the two enlightened countries of England and rica, Ame produced mainly through the medium of the mag an in nificent steamers of the respective countries ; tercourse calculated not only to promote their interests and prosperity, but advantageous liberal to produce a social and political on countries effect and beneficent institutions less favored ; allusion is with made to the great harmony existing between the passengers during the whole voyage, &c.

There are not those ing fires that we have efficient in the means of extinguish United States, and the firemen of our country would be amused at the appa ratus used, men and the inducements which to work. The engine is set the fire so small that it can be worked by four men. It is carried on their shoulders and is supplied with water by hamals or porters who convey it in leathern vessels strapped on their backs. The firemen will not stir an inch towards rescuing SINGULAR MODE OF SHOWING 52 a house until they have received a backshish or pay ment in What money.

Some were far richer than ours, the approximate value of which I would not like to state, lest I be charged with exaggeration. There appeared sparkling pipes, to be a profusion of these gem- notwithstanding each of our for party was served, the German Legation was also served with them, and we must hence conclude that there is a sufficiency on hand to supply any number of embassies that may happen to seek an interview with His Highness, on one and the same day. The tobacco had a very should think, on account of magnificent mouth-pieces delicate its flavor, and I pleasantness and the through which it was whiffed, that the most rigidly abstemious person in the world would have been tempted to take a few puffs.

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