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THE J3GIS & INTELLIGENCER.
p t • • -, !?iTT!j w * a:g ~ * <* * t *• ■ a '*: l • ;> "LNT US CLING TO Tfl* CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CHUGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” -—. .i-t ■ \ .‘ ..■- ■■■■ _ ; -U. v ‘ , ; . -BIQP£BJY_ 0F *1 PER ANNUM, BEL AIR, MD. FRIDAY MOBjNINQ, historical yil!.—NO. 12- ' ms u- :• •; • •-•.■ New j ■ ■* A H. GREEN FIELD, Corner of Main street and Port Deposit aoenue , Bel JHr, TS constantly, aiming to meet the wants J- of the community in FRESH FAMILY 6H0CBKIB8! Teas, Spices, Coffee*, Fish, Lard, Butter, Bacon, Cheese, Btc., &c. Also, SEASONABLE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS. *e. Boots, Shoes, Hats, Cape, &c., Queen*- ware, Stone ami Earthenware, Tin Ware, Wooden, Ware, Hardware, Stc. BEST COAL OILS, COAL OIL LAMPS,in great variety. Also, la ■ l v < bp 3ikß3nfiiA3X3 acimaiaT NEW%iO|?NETS, in every variety of and '’material, for Ladies and Chil dren. i fX Cleaning, Altering and Re pairing done at reasonable notice—all at Baltimore prices. i TERMS CASH. janl Franklinville Store Baltimore County. KEEP constantly on hand a large and • well assorted stock of all kind* of Goods adapted to the wants of the public, , wch as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, . &mms 9 NOTIONS/ CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will be sold at very lowest Ca*Ji prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for EDimaT Z10916!> for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 MW Mil. fTIIE undersigned have just received a j * large and well selected stock of Goods ! suitable for the season. They are con- j stantly making up the neatest work, and i the newest and must fashionable style of BONNETS for the Fall and Win ter, to which they invite the atten- Wl tion of the citizens of the town and the surrounding country. They also de sire an occasional call from their Baltimore friends, when they want something of ex tra style and finish, as they are aware that the undersigned can and will take pleasure in putting up work of that description. In addition to all styles of Bonnets, they keep constantly on hand a variety of LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S SMAU W4ll, Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Suspenders, and many other articles in the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronage here tofore given the firm, they expect by strict attention to business to merit its continu ance. M. J. WRIGHT &. MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havre-db-Grace. sep2s BAUCH’S RAW-BONE PHOSPHATE Unsurpassed for producing a Heavy Growth of Corn. Oats, Potatoes, _ AND ALL SPRING CROPS, And permavpntly enriching the Soil I It contains the Fertilizing Properties of Gnano, Bone, Stable Mannre and Lime! PRODUCING in many cases larger crops by fifty per cent, than either of the above articles, when used separately. It is a highly concentrated manure, be ing made from Bones containing all their original animal matter. No Burnt Bones are used. It ha* been used by thousands of far mers in this State, with the highest satis faction. It has proved a perfectly reliable substitute for “Peruvian Guano,” being sufficiently quick in its action on the crops, ami in all cases enriching the toil, and it is permament in its effects. The demand last Fall was greater than the supply. It would be well, therefore, for farmers to send in their orders early, either to the subscriber or to any of his agents, from whom circulars can be ob tained, giving a list of many persons who have used it, and certificates. Price in Baltimore, 955 per 2000 lb*.. Cash. GEORGE DUGDALE, Sole Agent, No. 105 Smith’s Wharf, feb4-3m Baltimore. COAL I COALI ~ inpilE undersigned keppe constantly on 1 X hand all kiru'.s of WHITE and RED ! ASH COAL, which he will sell |by the cargo or single ton. JOSEPH M. SIMMONS, jul7 Havre-de-Grace, Md. Wanted.— One or tw® journey- MEN BLACKSMITHS. Enquire of MARTIN CALDER, o!6- Federal Hill, Harford Co.-, Md. THE AS AND MTEUISENCER ia ecsuinap EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, ! 'r'' ■ nr V’ BATEMAN & BAKER, ,f' • AT ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM, IN ADVAMOB, OTHERWISE , , ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY GENTS in ejfc *hn Will be chargerT. RATE* OF ADVERTISING. i One square, (eight tines or less,) three Inser tions, SI.OO. Bash subsequent insertion 25 eta. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $6.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $6 a year. ilfQ.subscription taken for less than a year, , "KT LOTI AMS L" The bleak weather of Johnson’s Island has not quite chilled the "poetic inspiration” of a "way ward mb” wintering on that "island of the sea," and be contrasts; in verse, the condition of his love and himself, and sends the effusion to Zu lu's Illustrated, under the above title: Uy love reposes on a rosewood frame— A "bunk” have I; A conch of feathery down fills up the same— Mine's straw, but dry ; She sinks to sleep at night with scarce a sigh— With waking eyes I watch the hours creep by. Uy love her daily dinner takes U state— And so do I (!); The richest viands flank her silver plate— Coarse grub have 1; Pure wine she sips at ease, her thirst to slake— I pump my drink from Erie’s limpid lake! My love has all the world at will to roam— Three acres I; She goes abroad or quiet sits at home— So cannot I; , Bright angels watch around her couch at night— A Yank, with loaded gun, keeps mo in sight. A thousand weary miles now stretch between My love and I; To her, this wintry night, cold, calm, serene, I waft a sigh, And hope, witli all my earnestness of soul, To-morrow's mall may bring me my parole I There's hope ahead I We’ll one day meet again, My love and I; We’ll wipe away all tears of sorrow then I Her lovelit eye Will all my many troubles then begnile, And keep this wayward rub from Johnson's , Isle I UDscfUantims. For the Afyie and Intelligencer. MONEY. It is not a poetical subject we propose now to discourse upon, but it is a prac tical one; and disguise it as we may, to ourselves and to the world money is the i subject, at times , of every reasoning be ing’s meditations and aspirations. Wo kuow Milton describes “Mammon” as "lbs least erected spirit that fell FromHeav’u; bis looks and thoughts Were always downward bent, admiring more The riches of Heaven’s pavement, trodden gold, Than aught divine, or holy, else enjoy'd In vision beatific.” Yet Milton exemplified in his life how much he prized those luxuries which only money can furnish to the man of taste and refinement. The picture Hume paints of the theft Milton committed, in appro priating to himself the works of art found in the palace of that martyred King, Charles I, sufficiently refutes any suppo sition that the great poet did not value “filthy lucre.” This dollar note represents—so far as tho depreciation in the currency permits— a friend who shall minister to our desires. With it we can purchase a copy of “Para dise Lost;” with this dollar we can re lieve the gnawing hunger of yon beggar; with it we can travel to the city, when wearied of our rural life. Therefore this dollar is not to be despised; for, so far as it goes, it is a talisman, resembling “Al addin’s Lamp.” Now, if one dollar can do so much for us, reflect what an accu mulation of “greenbacka’’ can do ! Be hold a vast multitude, which no man can number, of contractors and sub-contrac tors, of officials and their retainers, veri fying that proverb of the wise man—“l have seen beggars on horseback, and princes walking as beggars upon the earth I” See hundreds of thousands of men in battle array, and calculate tbeh, if you can, the power of money. Well does the poet say, “For 'Greenbacks’ provoke the world to arms." And again, "Money and men a mutual filsebood show ; Mon make faltt money—money makes men so." It is well, also, for us to reflect, when our covetous fit is on, what money cannot do. It cannot change our natures, and make the vile maft honorable, or the mean man generous. Money canuot obtain for us true.and disinterested friendship. Sol omon says, “If a man should give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly bo contemned.” Money cannot purchase for us content and happiness.— We have read the history of a wise, great 1 king, who was “the richest man that ever ( lived.’’ Ho “made great works; builded houses; planted vineyards, and orchards, and gardens; got servants, aud had great possessions of cattle.” Ho had “mcn singers and wotnen-singers,” aud “what ever his eyes desired he kept not from them.’’ “Yet Solomon declared it was but “vanity and vexation of spirit.”— Money cannot ward off the "King of Ter rors;” it is worthless when Death puts ms:.. . forward his claim. It cannot bny one hour more for the miser wbb has so board ed and adored it. It lengthened not the life of the heir of “Dombey Allow,” though it might have made the Kfe of the little “ chimney sweep of Tom All-alone’s” brighter and more Christianised. "Thus did a choking wanderer In the desert cry ; *O, that Allah one prayer would grant before I 1 die, That I might stand up to my knees in a cool lake, My burning tongue and parching throat ia it tu slake I' ' ' , No lake he saw) and when they found him in the waste, , A hag of gems aud gold lay jnst before his face, And bis dead hand a paper with this writing grasped; ‘Worthless was wealth, when dying for Water 1 gasped I’ >' Hofv appropriate are those words read by the priests of the “Oatbolic Church,” as the collection is taken ffp, “Lay up for yodfselves treasures, where neither moth nor rust ean corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal; for whore your trea sure is, there will your heart be also." _ M. Extraordinasy Presence of Mind. In a small village near Debreczin, Hun gary, there lived a Jew, who kept a shop. On the eve of the Day of Atonement, be fore joining bis co-roligionistsin their cus tomary devotional exercises, be strictly en joined on his daughter, seventeen years old, and bis servant, in whose charge he left the house, not to admit any one into the bouse at night, under pny pretence irhatever. In the night there was a knock at the window of the girl’s room; a peasant demanded admission in order to make some purchases far the funeral of his wife on the morrow, as be urged, but tho girl would not admit him. He then knock ed, with the same story, at tho door, which the servant opened. Instantly he was struck down by the peasant with a hatchet. He then foreed open the bed room door of the girl, and bade her deli ver up to him the property of her father, and prepare frr death, as he could not al low her to live lest she should divulge bis name to the authoritos. In vain were her entreaties to spare her life. “Then, if I must die,’’ she said, “let me rather meet a speedy death at my own hands than a slow, lingering, painful one at yours.” To this the villain consented, and close ly followed by him, she went to the shop, took down from the shelf a bottle, opened it, and carried it to her lips. In a trice the'oontents of the bottle were in the eyes and face of the robber; with a shriek of agony he fell to the ground. The girl was saved. The bottle contained oil of vitriol. The police who had entered tho house on the cry raised by her, found tbo servant weltering ia bis blood, and the murderer writhing in agony on the ground. The next day be died. A Word to Mothers. Each mother is a historian. She writes not the history of empires or of nations on paper, but she writes her own history on the imperishable mind of her child.— That tablet and that history will remain indelible when time shall be no more That history each mother will meet again, and read with eternal joy or unutterable grief in the far coming ages of eternity. This thought should weigh on the mind of every mother, and render her deeply circumspect, and prayerful, and faithful in her solemn work of training up her children for heaven aud immortality. Tho minds of children are very snscep tible and easily impressed. A word, a look, a frown, may engrave an impression on the mind of a child which no lapse of time can efface or wash out. You walk along the sca-shoro when the tide is out, and you form characters, or write words or names in the smooth, white sand, which has spread out so clear and beautiful at your feet, according as your fancy may dictate ; but the returning tide shall ia a few hours wash out and efface forever all that you havo written. Not ao the lines and characters of truth, or error, which your conduct imprints on the mind of your child. There you write impressions for tho everlasting good or ill of your child, which neither the floods nor the storms of earih can wash out, nor Death's cold fin gers erase, nor the slow-moving ages of eternity obliterate. How careful, then, should each mother be of her treatment of her child. How prayerful, and how seri ous, and how earnest to write tho eternal truths of God on his mind—those truths which shall be his guide and teachers when her voice shall be silent in death, and her lips no longer move in jfrayer in his be half, in commending her dear child to her covenant God. Who are the Happy.— Lord Byron said : “The mechanics and workingmen who oan maintain their families, are, in my opinion, the happiest body of men.— Poverty ia wretchedness, but even poverty is, perhaps, to be preferred to the heart less unmeaning dissipation of the higher orders.’’ Another author says : “I have no propensity to envy any one, least of all, the rich and the great; but if 1 were disposed to this weakness, tho subject of my envy would be a healthy young man, in full possession of his strength and fac ulties, going forth in tho morning to work for his wife and children, or bringing them home his wages at night.” A bog of marsh in England be coming dry, the people were surprised at the sight of a square mile of frogs, mov ing across the country, the old frogs with little frogs upon their backs, and all led by huge old patriarchs, migrating to the nearest water. * ■" : • • • i ‘ J . J . ( Wealth the Duke of Bruns writ, t No sore striking example of the ne ecssity man lies: under toipttsao some avocation is Lo b* found than the Duke of Brunswick flffer, in his person- He is more thaa wealthy- His revenues are these of a State rather (ban thosa rf a man.. Yew know he Wae for some years the sovereign qf the Dughy of Uruniwick. He wsfe forced to abdicate after the Preach Revolution of 1830, whose waves extend ed even Devoss the Rhine- He did not leave without taking great treasures away with him 4 the people gave their consent, for they thought that to be rid of him at any price was to be rid ®f him cheap Uia whole life .there was scandalous He was greedy of gold. He was niotoriouely a deceiver of women. He spent the first his exile’s lifo jn gipfoyiog over Europe, pitching of preference Lia tent there where cellar and larder and kitchen were beet, and feminine morals laxeat.— He soon grew tired of this life, feeling tbe fullness of satiety. His hours seemed weighed down with lead. Each day was a oentury His tastes were altogether urban, therefore he could hot amuse him self with agriculture, or with horses or with hounds. Continental people have no taste of country life. Rural sights are tame, rural sounds monotonous to them, except at opera comiquo, where, amid painted canvass trees, Nemorin and Es telle sing tho amorous ditties of Mons. Florian. Rut do something he must, or die of sheer fatigue of doing nothing.— So this duke of royal and imperial blood, whose family genealogy goes beyond the whose ancestors stand as giant figures in the earliest dawn of modern Eu rope, thia lord of millions of dollars turned —diamond merchant 1 He visited the great, diamond marta of Europe, he search ed all their shops, be studied tbe history of the diamond, and the history of every diamond of reputation; be fora long time contemplated making a voyage to Brazil to visit the diamond mines; in fine, he labored as assiduously as if he had been born of Israel. He came to be tbe great authority in diamonds, whose decision all Jewry bowed to. Ho then began to collect diamonds, not for sale—though he is not averse from traffic in them—but for amusement. Tbe diamond merchant became a pluralist, by auporadding to this office the calling of a watchman. Half his life was spent in collecting diamonds, the other bait in pro tecting them from thieves. He exerted ingenuity in building his house sufficient to have solved the most arduous problem of mathematics applied to mechanics. He endued stone and mortar and iron with something like sensibility and intel ligence, so sensitive did ho make them to any the least violent approach. His bouse was as full of mysteries as the famed palace of the Sicilian tyrant, Dionysius. An hundred eyes, which nei ther £old could corrupt nor lead intimi date,* ept watch over bis treasures. An hundred tell-tale bells were by day and night ready to inform on any menial who might so much as look at the dragons. Let all school-boys marvel at the dragons which guarded Rosperides—Bunsen’s elements are much more efficient watchmen I His bed-chamber was not only burglar, it was bomb-proof. Tbe windows were of iron. The shutters were thick as the sides of tho armor-plated Warrior. Tbe beams and rafters were of iron. TJte floor itself was but a thin woodeu “skin” to solid plates of iron. The walls were of iroii, aud ia one of them an immense iron chest was place 4, where the diamonds were kept. There were arob secrets about every look ; mysterious passwords which must be known, and known exactly, neither a let ter more nor a latter less, before tbe key could gain admittance or the bolt be taught obedience. Tbe room bad as many nerves as a lady subject to the vapors—imper ceptible iron wires hidden under the oar pet, or in the bell or behind the cur tains, which upon the entrance of unin vited feet, would thrill with tho electric fluid, until tbo whole house was aroused and tho impudent fellow was extruded. The master himself wore an iron collar around bis neck, to which was riveted and double-riveted an irou chain stoutly bolted to a thick bur of tho iron chest—which collar and chain be wore everywhere be to the Tuillcries and to the Grand Opera, to the bower of beauty and to the bulls of fashionable society; aud which chain possessed the power of contracting with every hour after dark he passed from home, until during the hours after mid night it would be so short be could not but return home —for were the master ab sent what security was there that the ser vants would heed the w .rniugs of bells and battery? One night be did not heed tho contrac tion of the chHin; he was iu beauty’s boudoir; one—two —three-,-o’clock Were struck by the olock. He seized his bat hastily ; he leaped into bis brougham—-go fust, driver! Too late, my Lord Duke ! The diamonds are scattered over the floor. The safe yawns wide with astonishment. But the newspapers have told you the story of the robbery; aud how Shaw was arrested at Boulogne with all the dia monds in his pooket, and how some women bad in the few hours which elapsed be tween the robbery and the robber’s flight, swindled tbe rogue out of $2,000. You kuow as much as I do; if any additional particulars are made known on tbo fel low’s trial, whiuh is to take place in Feb ruary, I shall lay them before you. VST Slanders issuing from beautiful lips, arc like spiders crawling from the blushing heart of a rose. • -H-.-iL-ma I '■ , Flower* and Children. Flowers and children are of a near kin, .and too much of forcing, or too much of display, rains their ebiefest oharms. I love to associate them together, and win them to file love of flowers. Some day they tell me that a violet or a tuft of lilies is' dead, but off a Spring morning they come radiant with the story that the very Same violet is blooming sweeter than ever ' itr dome for-aWay nook upon tbe hill-side. So'you, chlW, If the Great Master lifts ; from ns, shat! Woom—as God is good 1 (Wlho richer, sunnier ground. ’ Wc-taMr thus ; bnl if the change really oom, it is more grievous than tho blight of a thousand flowers. She, who loved their search among the thickets, will never search them. more. She, whose glad eyes would have opened in pleasant bewilder ment upon some bold change of shrubbery or of paths, will never open them again. She, whoso feet would have danced along the new wood-path, carrying joy and merriment into its shadowy depth, will never set foot upon these walks again. What matters how tho brambles grow? —her drees will not bo tom ; what mat ter the broken paling by the water ?—she will never topple from the bank. The hatchet may bo bung from a lower nail now—the little hand that might have sto len possession of it, is stiff and fast 1 God has it. And when spring awakens all its echoes; of tho wren’s song, of the blue-bird’s war ble, of the plaintive cry of “mistress cuckoo” (she daintily called her “mis tress cuckoo,’’) from the edge of the Wood —what eager, delighted, earnest listeners have we, lifting the blue eyes, shaking back the curls, dancing to the melody 1 And when the violets repeat tbo sweet lesson they learned lust year of tbo sun and of the warmth, and bring their fra grance on the air again, the blithe little spirit that welcomed them is stilled for ever in the silence of tho grave. Death Preferred to Dishonor- During the Irish reign of terror in 1797, a circumstance occurred which, in tho days of Sparta, would have immortalized tbe heroine; it is almost unknown; no pen has ever traced the story. We pause not to inquire into the principles that in fluenced her; suffice it that in common with most of her stamp, she beheld the struggle as one iu which liberty warred with | tyranny. Her only son had been taken in the act of rebellion, and was condemned by martial-law to death ; she followed tho I officer on whoso word his life depended,' to tbe place of execution, and besought him to spare the widow’s stay ; she knelt in the agony of her soul, clasped his knees, while her eyes with the glare of a maniac, fell on tbe child beside him. The judge was inexorable, tbe transgressor must die. Bat taking advantage of the occasion, he offered life to the culprit on condition of his discovering the members of tbe asso ciation with which he was connected.— Tbo son wavered; the mother rose from her position of humiliation and exclaim ed : “My child, if you do, the heaviest curse of- your mother shall be poisoned in your veins.’’ lie was executed; the pride of her soul enabled her to behold his death without < a tear; she returned to her home—the support of her declining years bad fallen ; tho tie that bound her to life hud given way, and the opening of the day that saw her lonely and childless, left her at rest forever. Her heart had been broken in the struggle.— Mackenzie's Gazette. Dying Words of Wilberforq;;.— “Come and sit near me, aud let me lean on you,’’ said Wilberforce to a friend a few minutes before bis death. Afterward, putting his arm around that friend; be aaid : “Let us talk of Heaven. Do net weep for mo; lam happy. Think of me, and let the thought press you forward.— I never knew happiness till I found Christ my Saviour. Read the Bible — read the Bible 1 Let no religious book take its place. Through all my perplexities and distresses I never read any other book, aud I never felt the want of any other. It has been my hourly study; and all my knowledge of the doctrines, and all my acquaintance with the experi ences and realities of religion, have been drawn from tbe Bible only. I think reli gious people do not read tbe Bible enough. Books about religion may be useful enough, but they will not do in the place of tbe simple truth of tbe Bible. t -■ 1 The Bride. —I know of no sight more charming and touching than that of a | young bride in her robes of virgin white, led up trembling to the altar. When I thus behold a lovely girl, in the tender-’ ness of her years forsake the bouse of her old father and her mother, and the home of her childhood, and with the implicit confidence and self-abandonment which belong to women, giving up all the world for tho man of her choice—when I hear bet in the bid language of tbe ritual, yield-1 ing herself to him “for better or for worse, | for richer or poorer, iu sickness or iu | health, to love, honor and obey, until death us do part,” it brings to mind the beau tiful and affecting devotion of Ri.th ; “Whither thou geest I will go, and whore thou lodgcst I will lodge ; thy people will be my people, and thy God my God.” j (jtjp-The most fascinating women are these that can moat enrich tbe every-day ’ momenta of existence. In a particular 1 and attaching sense, they are all those that can partaker our pleasures and our: pains iu tbe liveliest and most devoted manner. Beauty is little without this.—.] With u she is indeed tri' inphaut. A Tough Story. Stephenson, a country Aopkeeper, waa ’ ono day trying to sell Joo a pair of pegged boots. The old man gave the article of fered a fair examination, and decided not to purchase. ; "Nice boots,’' said Stephenson. . very nice boots,’’ said old'floe, “but I can’t afford ’em.” , “Why, they are as cheap as spy they make,” said Stephenson, “only two , dol lars.” “Yes, only I don't keep any laired man,’’ returned Joe. “Hired man !” what do you want of a hired man asked Stephenson. “Well, I should want a hired man if I bought them hoots,” said Joe, his eyo twisting up with even a more comical leer than usual; “the last pair of boots I had pretty near ruined mo.” “How was that?” asked Stephenson, “Why,” said Joe, “all the time I wore them boots, I had to take two men along with me with hammers, ono on eacb side, to nail on the soles every time I lifted my feet.” * The storekeeper made no more efforts to sell boots to Joe. - ■■■ ■ Petrified Bodies.—An Australian correspondent of an English paper writes: In a stony creek, fifteen miles from Castleniaine, #ere found tho bodies of three aboriginals, quite whole, and mot wanting in the smallest details, but which were petrified into solid marble. When 1 last saw them, I thought thoy were actu ally alive, until, on going closer, I noticed the eyes. They aro in a sitting posture, and the veics, muscles, etc., may bo dis tinctly traced through what is now a group of stone blocks; they arc in a splendid state of preservation—even tho finger nails, teeth, etc., are as perfect as they were five hundred years ago. One of them has a stone axe by his side without any haft. t&~A Chicago girl, tired of waiting for the young men who don’t “propose”—pro bably on account of the expense, or tho preponderance of the girls since tho war broke out—takes advantage of the sea son, and speaks out boldly in her own ; name in tho “Wants” column of the Chi ! oago Tribune, as follows : “This is leap i year. I’ll wait no longer. So here I am, ( twenty-one years of age, prepossessing, medium size, healthy, educated, prudent, i largo sparkling eyes, long black flowing i hair, and as full of fun as a chestnut is \ full of meat, born to make some man hap py, and want a home. Does anybody want mo ?” tST" A Texan and Illinois farmer were speaking of raising corn, &0., and tho Illinois man was boosting of the superior yield of prairie land, and telling large sto ries, as all western men can do; to which tho Texan replied : “I’ll tell you what, stranger; they make large corn in your clearing, but nothing like what wo raise on the Colorado bottoms. Why, the corn there averages thirty feet in height, with twelve ears to a stalk, and a gourd full f shelled grain at the top !” IQf'A young lady of eighteen was en gaged to bo married to a gentleman of thirty-six. Her mother having noticed hor low spirits for some lime, inquired the reason. “Oh, dear mamma,” replied the young lady, “I was thinking about my husband being twice my age.” “That’s very true; but he’s only thirty-six.”— “He’s only tbirty-six now, dear mamma; but when I’m sixty I” “Well!” “Oh, dear ! why then he’ll be a hundred and twenty. In Icetown, opposite St. Louis, which was built on the frozen river during the “cold spell,” a barkeeper built a firo in bis tent and sat before it on a tbreo legged stool, warming his shins, when tho fire thawed a bole in tho ice aud the man fell in, and hss uot yet reappeared. His assistant, a verdant Irish boy, was asked where the proprietor was, and replied, “Faith, he’s gone into tho cellar.” S&* When you doubt between two words, choose tho plainest, the common est, (be most idiomatic. Esohew lino words as you would rouge; love simple ones as you would native roses on your cheek. Let us use the plainest and short est words that will grammatically and gracefully express our meaning. B@*“God has written ‘honest man’ in ! his face,” said a friend to Douglas Jerrold, ; speaking of u person in whom Jcrrold’n faith waa not altogether blind. “Humph!'’ Jerrold replied, “theu the pen must have ’ been a very bad one.’’ JJ@““Thero has been a slight mistake I made here,” said tho houso-surgeon, “of |no great moment, though—it was tho | sound leg of Mr. Higgins that was cut ; off. We can easily cure the other—oomoa I to about the same thing.” •65“A tender hearted widower fainted at the funeral of his third “What shall wo do with him a friend of his. “Let him alone,” said a waggish bystander, “he'll soon re-wivo.'* Where is tho east 1” inquired a la. tor, one day, of a very little pupils 1 “Where tho morning comes from,” iaa j tho prompt aud pleasant answer. C -C- —I. 1.. | Cs*“Sir, I will make you feel tho nr- I tows of my resentment.” “Ah, miss, why should I fear your arrows, when \'ou ' never had a beau ?” "*