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SI PER ANNUM. LARGEST STOCK OP DRY GOODS IN BALTIMORE. HAMILTON EASTER & CO. Nos, 199, 201 and 203 Baltimore street, Invite the attention of Merchant* visiting Baltimore to make purchases, to the very extensive WHOLESALE STOCK OF On Second Floor and Basemenl nf their. Warehouse , Embracing in addition to their own large | and general importation of Foreign Goods, a large and well selected stock of Domestics, Woolens, and Staple Goods, Of every description, Onr splendid RETAIL STOCK OF GOODS, on first floor, embracing articles | of every class, from Ihw priced lo the most I magnificent in every branch of trade, ren- j dering our entire stock one of the most extensive and complete in the United States. The Wholesale and Retail Price being inaiked on each article, from which no deviation,is allowed. Vr l ’anies not fully acquainted with 1 ♦he value of good*, can buy from us with perfect confidence. rah2s A H GREENFIELD, Comer of Main street and Port Deposit avenue, Bel Air, IS constantly aiming to meet the wants of the community in FRESH fIHILT GROCERIES! Teas. Spices, Coflees, Fish. Lard, Butter, Bacon, Cheese, hr., hr. Also, SEASONABLE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, &c. Boots, Shoes, Hats, Cap., Bic., Queens- ’ ware, Stone and Earthenware, Tin Ware, : Wooden Ware, Hardware, &.c. BEST COAL OILS, COAL OIL LAMPS,in great variety. Also, in jassiotams anxmsaT NEW BONNETS, in every variety of style and material, for Ladies and Chil dren. 0* Cleaning, Altering and Re pairing done at reasonable notice—all at Baltimore prices. TERMS CASH. janl Franklinville Store Baltimore County. • KEEP constantly on hand a large and i well assorted stock of all kinds of) Goods adapted lo the w ants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, 32£2£g SAa’Jfo WOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stork, (.11 of which will be sold -at very lo f west Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for BommT jawircs, for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. I'e26 THE undersigned have just received a * large anti well selected stock of Goods suitable for the season. 1 They are con stantly making up the neatest work, and Uie newest and most fashionable style of m, Bonnots for the Spring and Sum- Kwp mer, lo which they invite the atten- TraS 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, a. they are aware that the undersigned can ami 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 SKilll WARS* Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Suspenders, and many other articles in the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronagc'here tofore given the firm, they expect by strict attention to business lo merit its continu ance. M. J. WRIGHT &. MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. ep2s CO AL! COAL! THE undersigned keeps constantly on hand all kim.s of WHITE and RED ASH COAL, which he will sell by the cargo or single lon. JOSEPH M. SIMMONS, jii!7 Ilavre-cle-Grace, Mil. WANTED. —One or twoJOURNEY MEN BLACKSMITHS, Enquire of M ARTIN CALDER. •16 Faderal Hill, Harford Co-, Mil. “I-ET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION" AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." THE /ESiS m MTELU3ENCER 18 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, DY BATEMAN & BAKER. AT ONE DOLLAk PER AJ^NUM, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE QNI* DOLLAR AND FIFTY" CENTS Will be charged. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Coe square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 ets. One square three months, $3.00; Sis months, $5 00t Twelve months, SB.OO. Business cards of sis lines or less, $3 a year. No subscription taken for loss than a year. |)iiclical. UNDER THE LEAVES. Oft have I walked these woodland paths In sadness, not foreknowing That underneath the withered leaves, The flowers of spring were growing. To-day the winds have swept away .Those wrecks of nuluotn splendor, And here the fair Arhulns-fiowers Are Springing fresh and tender. O prophet flowers, with lips of bloom, Surpassing in their beauty The pearly tints of ocenn shells, To leach me Faith and Duty. Walk life's dark way, ye seem to say. In faith and hope foreknowing That where man sees hut withered leaves, Ood secs the fair flowers growing. HUscdlaiuutts. THE TWO TRAVELERS. Some years ago two gentlemen and a la dy had taken their places in the diligence from Paris to Havre. One of the gentlo i men, M. Mullaquet, a merchant of the oap- I ital, as indolent in mind as in body, slept ■ profoundly from the commenceuicut; the | other M. Lussac, a commercial traveller, a I person of a very animated character, did I not allow his tongue to rest a single in stant. Among other things which he mentioned, he let it escape that he had on him fifteen thousand francs in bank bills, ; and that the greater part of the sum was ; intended for the purchase of colonial pro : dilutions, and the rest as a present for his | wife. M. Mallaqnet, on the contrary, during the rare intervals when he was sufficiently I awake to speak, said simply that he was going to Havre. The dilligence arrived at Pontoise, where the horses were changed. As the j road from that point ascends, the couduo- I tor proposed to the travellers that they i should walk up the hill. Lussac embraced I the proposal with pleasure, and Mullaquet ; from puiiteucss, a fleeted to bo nu less de lighted, though in fact, he had no desire to put his legs in movement. They both started up the hill, then, and the diligence followed them. Soon darkne-s came on. But the trav ! ellcrs continued to hear the diligence roll ' ing behind them. At the end of some time they both remarked that they had wandered from the right road. They wished to return thereto, but the souud of the wheels no lunger reached them. The indolent Mullaquet grew afraid. Mut tering a few oaths, he began to march at a more rapid rate, and this sudden change gave birth in the soul of M. Lussac to a sombre presentiment. Remembering his imprudent avowal about the fifteen thous and francs which he had with him, the most lugubrious ideas agitated liis miud. He asked himself in terror whether this suspicious companion had not plotted with the conductor to rob him in some solitary place. Perhaps, be also thought, another accomplice might be lurking iu some spot near, ready to pounce on him. In truth, poor Lussac deemed hin.se,f a lost man ; he determined, therefore, to be on his guard. With regard to Mullaquet, when he saw j Lussac become suddenly silent, heat onec ' conceived similar suspicions to those of his ! cou panton. He had not it is true, like , Lussac, been guilty of hd indiscretion en i duiigering bis own interests, but his pock 1 ott were tilled with important papers, and tha avowal of his companion appeared to him now only an adroit trick to inspire biui with confidence. Keeping at us great a distance as possible from each other, the two travellers watched each other’s move ments. At last, a marsh coming in the way forced them into immediate contact ou a narrow path. Their alarm and dis trust went on increasing. Mullaquet rais ed his band to wipe Lis brow, bathed with perspiration. Lussae then stopped, think ing that he saw in his companion's hand an instrument of murder. However, to brace his courage a little, he likewise rais ed his hand to lake a pinch of snuff.— Mullaquet, seeing this, stooped down to •he ground tu escape the expected pistol shot. After some time passed in the anguish of those mutual suspicions, Lussac deter mined to give utterance tu his dread iu woids. “We roust," said he, “be thoroughly on our guard here. It is the very demon himself who has thrown us thus on the high road in the middle of the night.— Fortunately if wro meet with any misfor ; tune or attack tbeie ia nothing to be found jot me bulcmp'y jockets.'* BEL AIR, MI). FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 3, 1864. “Indeed,” replied Mallaquct, “you sure ly forget the fifteen thousand francs which you have with you.” “Oh; that was all nonsense,” cried Lussac; “my words on this point were the merest wind ; of course I was only jo kihtr.’’ Tills speech did not fail to increase the terrnr of Mullaquet. “Well, whatever happens," he said, af ter a few moment’s hesitation, “I am de termined not to yield till I hava fired my pistol as often as I can.” “Pistol ! ’ exclaimed Lussac ; “but do you not know that it is forbidden to carry arms ?” “Forbidden, do you say ?" continued Mullaquet, assuming an air of great cour age: “there are resolute fellows, however, who do not much regard—who, iu fact, laugh at —such prohibitions.” This conversation was interrupted by the trot of a horse ; the rider was a postil lion, who told our travellers that they had gone astray, and that they had, at least, a walk of two hours to the nearest posting station. Both more alarmed than ever, sought relief iu furious oaths. Presently a carriage passed; Mallaqnet and Lussac rushed towards it. Lussac Wanted to ttet up behind, but the clinch intm struck him so fiercely with Lis whip, that he was forced to let go his bold Be hold our travellers, then, dragging their weary limbs anew along the highroad. A light gleamed in the distance. Our travellers drowned in perspiration and crushed by fatigue, marched towards the spot where the fight was shining. It was a village; everybody had gone to bed; but they at last succeeded iu discovering an inn. Fresh mishap! All the rooms were occupied; But the landlord, yielding af ter awhile to their passionate requests, gave them the room which he had reserved fir himself. Huugry and weary, howev er, the two oouounioos felt the irrcaista ble need for food, The delay caused by the repast was marked by an absolute si lence ; and in nearly the same silence Mal laquct and Lussac prepared with their exhausted frames to taste the sweets of repose, “The moment I am in bed,” thought Mallaqnet, “I shall pictend to*be asleep 1 shall even snore with tolerable emphasis if needful; but I shall keep myself alert for whatever may occur.” As for M. Lussac, after having slipped his portfolio under his pillow, wished his companion good night, blown out the can die, be placed himself as cosily in the bed as he could, hut kept his eyes fixed in the darkness ou the corner of the room where the brigand was. Two hours passed away, marked by the most complete immobility on both sides. The first feeble light of the dawn was be ginning to peep through,'when M. Lusspc perceived bis neighbor rising with precau tion, and approaching his own bed on tip toe. Mallaquct then stooped down over M. Lussac’s face. M. Lussac’s heart beat like a steam engine. Fortunately howev er, be had Ins knife opened and ready un der the bed-clothes- He asked himself whether he ought not to be beforehand with the assassin. But a little cowardice, and the excess of his emotion, forced him to wait, without stirring, the development of events. M. Mallaquct again gathered some assurance from ttie air of tranquility which he, who deemed himself a victim, simulated. He went back to .bed with a contented heart. And the result was that ueitker of the travellers having slept, but neither of them also having suffered any greater .harm than a good fright, they set out in the course of the morning arm-in arm fur Rouen, became iutimate friends, and ended by forming a commercial part nership. The house of Mallquet & Com pany still prospers at Paris, and each of the partners amuses himself with telling the singular circumstances which led to their business relations. It is never, however, without emotion that M. Mallaquct hears M. Lussac speaking of the moment when the knife was kept ready under the bed clothes for a fatal slab. ■ ■ Lord Brougham on Washington. —Lord Brougham, iu the installation ad dress which ho delivered tu the Universi ty of Edinburg, referred to Washington iu the following eloquent words: “In Washington we may contemplate every excellence, military and civil, ap plied to the service of his country and of mankind—a triumphant warrior, unsha ken in confidence when the must sanguine bad a right to despair; a successful ruler iu all the difficulties of a course wholly untried, directing the formation of a now Government for a great people, the first time so rush an experiment hud ever been tried by man—voluntarily and unostenta tiously retiring from the supreme power with the veneration of all parties, of all nations, of all mankind, that the rights of man might be conserved, and that his ex ample might never be appealed to by vul gar tyrants. It will be the duty of the historian and the sage to omit no occasion of commemorating this illustrious man, and until time shall be no more will a test of progress, which our race has tftade in wisdom and virtue, be derived from the veneration paid to the immortal name of Washington.’’ OS?* Quilp is a great admirer of chil dren and says lie likes crying ones best! A matron with a baby in her arms, smiled at his odd fanny, and asked the reason of it. “Why you see madam,” said Quilp, “I have observed that in well ordered fam ilies ns vion a* a child cries, they carry him out of the mow.” !'< r the Alyis end Intelligencer. FLOWERS. “Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March will) beauty; violets, dim, But sweeter than the breath o I Cythernf Palo primroses, That die unmarried ; bold ox-lips, and The crown imperial; lilies of all kinds, The flower-de-luce being one."' Shakspeare. One of the most striking characteristics of Slwkspeare’s plays, is his beautiful ar rangement of the ornamental parts of the background, which serves as a relief to the prominent figures he depicts Shk epeare does uot oppress with the fragrance of flowers, or weary us with the melody of sound, hut, imitating nature, and adapt ing himself to that delicacy of taste which loathes a surfeit of anything, Shakspeare scatters l;is flowers judiciously; and, in his own better words, his ‘‘things by sea-eon reason’d are To their right praise, and true perfection ” Thus. Duncan, when before Macbeth’s cas tle, on that fatal visit, is made to notioe the “pleasant seat” of his host, and Ban quo notices “the temple-haunting mart let’' hath made here “his pendant bed.’’ So in “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Obe run, while busied in giving* Puck direc tions in regard to tormenting “Titania,” is made to describe the “Queen of the Fairies’ ’* sleeping place, in those exqui site lines— “l know n bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Quito over-canopied with lush woodbine, With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine; There sleeps Titania." Flowers are so ethcrial in their loveli ness, that the lessons they teach the re flecting heart are of the purest and most elevating description, leading the mind to meditation on the Creator of these fragile yet beautiful “Emblems of our own great Resurrec tim, Emblems of the Bright mid Better Land.” The Apostle, in one of Lis Epistles, commends ns to “think on whatsoever things arc lovelyand our Saviour has taught us to “consider the lilies,” and as sures us that “Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.” I cannot commend too highly that cus tom of the Hunan Catholic and a few of the Episcopal churches—the adornment of their churches with flowers, during the festival of Easter. * It is interesting to study the history of flowers, and to read the quaint conceits that they have suggested to some minds, lu the perusal of their history we shall not be pained by accounts of bloody wars; no leaf iu their record (save the rival roses of York and Lancaster,) is stained with blood and saddened with crime. Tile Grecians, who appear to have ap preciated the beautiful in every form, had a goddess of flowers., and the “crocus” was said by them to Lave been a “young man enamored of the goddess Smilax,” and changed by her into this flower.— The “hyacinth” also, they said, was made from the “blood” of “a beautiful boy, be loved by Apollo and Zepbyrus,” the lat ter killing him through jealousy, aud the former “changed bis blood into the hya cinth.” Shakspeare tells us’ that the heartsease was originally white, but that Cupid one day missing his mark, .tine ar row fell into this “milk white flower”— B “now purple with love’s wound,” and ascribes to it the power of “making” the man or women upon whose “eyes the juice is squeezed,” “Madly to dote on the next live creature that it secs.” M. Advice to Young Men. A lady who signs herself “A Martyr to Late Hours, ’’ offers the following sugges tions to young men : Dear gentlemen between the ages of “eighteen and ferty-flve,” listen to a few words of gratuitous remarks. When you make a social call of an evening, yo away at a reasonable hour. Say you come at eight o'clock, an hour and a half is cer tainly us long as the mo-t fascinating of you can, or rather ought to desire to use his charms. Two hours, indeed, can be very pleasantly spent, with music, chess, or other games, to lend variety ; but, kind sirs, by no means stay longer. Make shorter calls, and come oflener. A girl that is a sensible, true-hearted girl, will enjoy it batter, and really value your ac quaintance more Just conceive the agony of a girl who, well knowing the feelings of father and mother upon the subject, bears the clock strike ti n, and yet must sit on the edge of her chair, in mortal terror lest papa should put his oft-repeated threat into ex ecution ; that of coming down and invj. ting the young mao to breakfast. Aud we girls understand it all by experience, and know what it is to dread the prognos tic of displeasure. In such ca-es a sigh of relief generally accompanies the closing of the door behind the gallant, and one don’t get over the feeling of trouble till sate iu the arms of Morpheus Even then sometimes the dreams are troubled with some phantom of an angry father aud dis tressed (for all part es) mother, and all because a young man will make a longer call than he ought to. Now, young gentlemen friends, I will tell you what the girls will do. For an hour and u half limy will be most irresist ibly charming and fascinating; then, be ware, monosyllabic responses will be all you need expect, and, when the limits shall have'been passed, a startling q o r y shall be beard coming down stairs : “Is’nt iit time to close up?” you must consider it a righteous punishment, and taking! yeur hat meekly depart, a sadder, and it is to bo hoped, a wiser man. Do not get angry, but ‘tbo next time be careful to keep within just bounds. We want to rise early these pleasant mornings, and improve the “shining; hours;" but when forced to bo up at such i Unreasonable hours at night, exhausted ' nature will speak, and as a natural con- ! sequence, with the utmost speed in dress-1 ing, we can barely get down to breakfast! in timtrto escape a reprimand from papa, who don’t believe iu beaux—as though he never was young—and a mild, reproving glance from mamma, who understands a little better her poor daughter's feelings, but must still disapprove outwardly, to keep up appearances. And young men, think about these things, and don’t, for pity’s sake, don’t throw down your j paper with a “pshaw”—but remember 1 tho safe side of ten. They All Will Do So, A young man, the son of a well-to-do farmer, had the misfortune to become deeply enamored of a young lady, and af ter a brief courtship, proposed and was accepted. But what was his surprise one evening, when about entering the parlor with the unceremonious freedom of a ‘ young lover, at discovering his inamorata j upon the sofa, her arms around the neck ' of a neighboring youth, her lips in such ! blissful proximity to bis as to convince! our hero that matters were fearfully in earnest. In rage and mortification be rushed j homeward, arriving there just in time to surprise his only sister, the pious wife of 1 the village minister, “squeezing to kill’’ a young disciple of Blaokstone. Nearly j frantic at such unlooked-for disclosures among people he bad believed but little lower than the angels, he made a bold dash for the barn, running directly upon ; his mother kissing the old family physi cian, who had “stolen a march" upon her as she was looking after the poultry. This was too much, and with a groan the young man turned away, undiscover ed, resolved to pass the night with his grief beneath the stars, fearful of further revelations should he venture beneath the shelter of another roof. The light of j morning encouraged biro, however, and i dew-drenched and sorrowful he sought' his home, when his mother, with true ma- j ternal solicitude, questioned him as to the cause of his sad looks; whereupon he re lated briefly the inconstancy of his fair betrothed, receiving in reply the gratify ing intelligence that she was a good-foi nothing, miserable hussy, and he must never speak to or notice again one so wholly unworthy. “But, mother,” he coutiuued, falteriug ly, “that is not all.” “Not all ? What can there be more ?” was the next question. “Why, when I hastened home, what should I End but my sister, my pious sis ter, in the arms of a rascally young law yer.” “Your sister !” shrieked the outraged mother, “my child 1 The ungrateful, wicked creature ! Is it for this I have given her a home and cared for her hus band and children ?■ I will du it no longer; such conduct is infamous—and to be so disgraced I She shall leave to day, and never enter my presence again.” “But that is not the worst, mother ” “Not the worst ? I can imagine noth ing worse ; what can it be ?" “When sick and discouraged by such repeated exhibitions of sin, I left the house, determined to pass the night in the barn ; I there found mother kissing old Dr. P.” “You did?”> “1 did.” “Well, never mind, ray son, they all will do so.” Crossing Ditches. —For the purpose of Classing the ditches of fortifications, tho Russians have invented a very rapid mcth. od. They construct a bridge of th’e prop er length and of rather light yet strong niaieriuls ; this they place on a largo two wheeled cart, the shafts of which are in the rear, and firmly fastened to the under-part of the bridge. At a given signal, a num ber of racu rash towards the ditch, push ing before them the bridge and cart Upon reaching the ditch, the cart is pitch ed info it, and the speed sends it nealry midway info the ditch. There being a slight preponderance of weight at the rear part of the bridge, the fore-part remains elevated, and thus the shafts assume a nearly upright position, whilst the bridge itself is pushed across the ditch ; thus the shafts act us supports in the centre, and the cart-wheels serve as the carriage on which the bridge is run along. Some half dozen of these rapidly pushed forward at the same time would almost enable the besiegers to carry a place by assault. S&'X Western paper says that an Ar kansas cavalry colonel mounts bis men by the following orders : First order, “Pre pare fer ter git onto yer oreeters I” Se cond order, “Git!” ttay-The man who put np a stove-pipe without any profanity has been, found, and a company have scoured him fur exhibi tion in th.: principal eitios. He will draw bettor than the pipe. JfSrThn difference between a carriage wheel and u carriage horse is, that one goes boat when it is tire I, and the other don't YOL. VIII.—NO. 23. How Coffee came to be Used. At the time Columbus discovered Ame rica, coffee had ucver been known or used. ; It only grew in Arabia or upper Ethiopia. The discovery of its use as a beverage is ascribed to the superior of a monastery iu ■ Arabia, who desirous of preventing the I monks from sleeping at their nocturnal | service, made them drink the infusion of j coffee, upon the the report 6f some shep herds, who observed that their flocks, wore more lively after browsing on the fruit of that plant. Its reputation rapidly spread through the adjacent countries, and in about two hundred years it reached faris. A single plant, brought here in 1514, became the parent stock of all the ooffee plantations in the West Indies.— The extent of consumption can now hard* ly be realized. The United States alono annually consume at the cost of its land ing, from fifteen to sixteen millions of dol- Brs You may know the Arabia or Mo cha, the best coffee, by its small beau t)f dark color. The Java and East India, the neat quality, a larger and paler yellow. The West ludia Rio Ims a bluish greeuish gray tint. John Smith —John Smith, plain John Smith, is not very high sounding ; it dow not suggest aristocracy ; it is not the name of any hero to die-away novelty ; and yet it is good, strong and honest. Transfer red to other languages it seems to climb the ladder of respectability.. Thus in tba Latin, it is Johannes Smithus ; the Ital ian smoothes it off into Giovanni Smith ; the Spaniards render it Juan Smithus; the Dutchman adopts it as Hans Schmidt; the French flatten it out into Joan Smeets; and the Russian sneezes and barks Jon loiff Smittowski. When John Smith gets into the tea trade at Canton, he becomes Jabon Shimmit; if ho clambers about Mount Heola, the Icelanders say he is Jaime Smithson; if he trades among thy Tusoaroras, he becomes Tom Qua Smittia; in Poland he is known ns Ivan Schmittt* weiski; should ho wander among the Welsh mountains, they talk of Jobott Schmidd; when he goes to Mexico he is looked at as Jentli F’Smitti; if of classic turn, be lingers among Greek ruins, ho turns to lon Smikton ; and in Turkey be is disguised as Yan Seef. Dogs Turning Round. —The turning round of a dog before lying down to Slee’p is a natural instinctive habit, derived from their originally wild condition, and most remarkably retained in a domestic state. The wild dog makes his bed in the long grass, and, to make it more comfortable, he puts down bis nose, turns round seve ral times, and so throws down the grass in the space in which he turns, then lies down and goes comfortably to sleep.—* There are other analogous instances of the retention of an original instinct or habit, throughout countless generations. Thus the common sheep in a state of na ture, seeks safety at night from beasts of prey on the mountain tops. The domes ticated sheep retains the instinctive habit, although the necessity for it no longer ex ists All the morning it may be seen feeding with its hoad down hill, and as regularly ascending iu the afternoon. Puritan Wedding Discourses Tho practice of wedding discourses was banded down into the last century, aud sometimes beguiled the porsous concerned into rather startling levities. For in stance, when Parson Smith's daughter Mary was to marry young Mr. Crauob (what graceful productions of pen aud pencil have come to this generation frqio the posterity of that union!) tho father permitted the saintly maiden to decide .on her owp text for the sermon, and she meekly selected, “Mary hath chosen tho better part that shall not ho taken away from her,” nod the discourse was duly pronounced. But when her wild young sister Abby was bent on marrying a cer tain Squire Adams, called John, whom her father disliked, and would not even invite to dinner, she boldly selected for her text, -‘John came neither eating bread nor driuking wine, and ye say ha bath a devil." But no sermon stands recorded under this prefix, though Abhy lived to be the wife of one President of tho United Stales and the mother of another. ‘ - Gaining Strength. —A student in one of our Slate colleges wias charged by the Faculty with having had a barrel of ale deposited in his room, contrary, of course, to rule and usaage. He received a summons to appear before the President, who said : “Sir, I am informed that you have a barrel of ale iu your room." “Yes, sir.” “ Well, what explanation can you make?" “Why, the fact is, sir, my physician advised me to try u little ale each day, as a tonic, aud not wishing to stop at the va rious places where ibis beverage is re tailed, I concluded to have a barrel taken to my room ” “Indeed ! Aud have you derived any benefit from it ?’’ “Oh I yes, sir. When the barrel wj s first taken to my room, two weeks since, I could scarcely lift it. JVtnv 1 can cany it with the greatest ease ” violent Republican in Hartford met a Democratic coal-dealer on tho street, and asked the price. “I suppose your coal is loyal?” queried the radical.— “Well, it’s black enough—if that’s what you mean,” rejoined the other.