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81 PER ANNUM. LARGEST STOCK OK DRY GOODS IN BALTIMORE. HAMILTON EASTER & GO. Nos. 190, 201 and 203 Baltimore street, Invite the attention of Merchants visiting Baltimore to make purchase*, to the very extensive < WHOLESALE STOCK OF On Secimd Floor and Basement vf 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 lloor, embracing article* of every class, from low priced to the most magnificent in every branch of trade, ren dering onr entire slock one of the most extensive and complete in the United Slates. The Wholesale and Retail Price being inaiked on each article, from which no deviation is allowed. Parties not fully acquainted with the value of goods, can buy from us with perfect confidence. tnh23 A, H GREENFIELD, Corner of Main street and Pori Deposit avenue , Bel Air , IS constantly aiming to meet the wants of the community in FRESH FAMILY 6H0CBHIB8! Teas, Spices, Coffees, Fish, Lard, Butter, Bacon, Cheese, &c., &.c. Also, SEASONABLE DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, &c. Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, &c„ Qneens ware, Stone and Earthenware, Tin Ware, Wooden Ware, Hardware, &c. BEST COAL OILS, COAL OIL LAM PS, in great variety. Also, id SASSTCMTAm iimmi NEW BONNETS, in every variety of style and material, for Ladies and Chil dren. 93r 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 well assorted slock of all kinds of Goods adapted to the wauls of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, SSSSSa £&£s£ MOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted slock, all of which will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for maw mms. for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. I'e26 ~mm iw. “ THE undersigned have just received a * large and well selected stock of Goods suitable for the season. They are con stantly making tip the neatest work, and the newest end most fashionable style of Bonnets lor the Spring and Sum- MaSZj mer, to which they invite the atlen lion 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 fiMUUkft WARS, 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 ol the Railroad, anil next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep2s COAL! COAIT rpilß undersigned keeps constantly on X hand all kim.s of WHITE and RED ASH COAL, which he will sell by the cargo or single ton. JOSEPH M. SIMMONS, ju]7 Havre-de-Grace, Mil. 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I There, beyond the grassy lowlands, Where the waves besiege the shore, Breaking on the curving shingle, As they broke there years before— Stands a house among the meadows, r With an ancient oaken hall, And the crimson five-leaved ivy Gleaming radiance from its wail, , Dyeing ail the yellow sunbeams That have flickered through its sprays, 1 Tilt their fiery glances mingling, Lose themselves in goldeu rays. Through its heavy-tinted foliage, With their silver-glancing light, I Break the snowy jasmine petals, Set like stars within the night. Clings the woodwork's time-stained carving i Bound the many-gabled eaves, And (he passion-flower's tendrils Hide its darkness iu their leaves. [ Straight-branched fir-trees stand around It, Cold against the sunset’s hue; , Far away the ocean stretches— White-sailed vessels fleck its bine. Still the hotlse sfands on unchanging ; Still the waves sweep round the bay, Yet, since Inst I saw their beauty, Twenty years have passed away. , Time has laid no heavy touches On the sapphire of the sea; Words can never tell the changes '• Twenty years have wrought for me. . IPisctllittum f -1 A TOUR THROUGH ICELAND. i An amateur artist, Mr, Sabine Baring * Gould, has just published in London a 1 sketchy narrative of a tour through Ice land, which covers some new ground and gives a fresh account of scenes described by other travelers. The author makes I no pretensions, averring that his object in visiting Iceland was simply to examine the country and fill a portfolio with water- I I color drawings ; but he has succeeded in f I making a readable volume. His descrip i, tion of the island is a good picture : “Thu general aspect of Iceland is one of utter desolation. The mountains arc destitute of herbage, and the valleys are filled with cold morasses. Grass springs on the slight elevations above the swamps, j in the dells and around the lakes. By drainage a large per centage of marsh might be reclaimed ; but some must al ways remain hopeless bog. The extraor s dinary amount of swamp is due to the fact fi that the ground is frozen at the depth of I I six or eight feet, so that when there is a i, thaw the valleys are all flooded, and the water, unable to drain through, rots the so l. In many places a stream is thus completely absorbed, and a considerable . tract of land rendered impassable, where 3 the labor of a few weeks would give it a channel, and transmute marsh into pro ductive meadow land. Many bottoms are filled with an amazing depth of rich soil, s the wear of volcanic rock, abounding in 8 [ the constituents necessary for vegetable - life. Yet the ignorance of agriculture I prevailing in the Island has deterred any f from turning them to advantage, by drain ■ [ ing off the icy water which nips and de - j stroys the tender grass, ready enough to II spring. “Besides these swamps, there are stone 8 bogs on all high land, caused by the ■ breaking up of the tufa rocks, through 1 the united action of frost and snow ; a 8 bed of suit mud and stone is thus formed, which is particularly trying to the horses, h who sink in it to their knees, and cut f their hoofs with the rocky splinters.” A magnificent waterfall, which it is said no European had visited before our traveler, is Dettifoss, of which the follow b iug striking sketch is given : n “In some of old Earth’s convulsions, the crust of rock has been rent, and a “ frightful fissure formed in the basalt about 1 two hundred feet deep, with the sides col ■ umnar and perpendicular The gasb ter minates abruptly at an acute angle, and at this spot the great river rolls in. The " bottom of the abyss is invisible from the 8 point at which 1 am standing, and I have - to move a couple of hundred yards down the edge before I can see to the bot tom of the gulf and make a sketch The n wreaths of water sweeping down, the -j frenzy of the confined streams where they e meet, shooting,into each other from either side, at the apex of an angle; the wild rebound when they strike a head of rock, I j lurching out half way down ; the fitful - ; gleam of battling torrents obtained through -ja veil of eddying vapor; the Geyser j spouts, whtieh blow up about seventy feet i from holes whence basaltic columns have I. been shot by the force of the descending BEL AIR, MI). FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 1864. water ; the blasts of spray which rush up ward and burst into fierce showers on the I brink, feeding rills which plunge over the : edge as soon as they are born p the white J writhing vortex below, with now mid then an ice-green wave tearing through the foam, to lash against the walls;, the thun der and bellowing of the water, which makes the rock shudder under foot, are all stamped upon my mind with a vivid ness which it will take to efface.— The Almanuagja is nothing to this chasm; and Sehaffhausen, after all Turner’s ef forts to give it dignity, is dwarfed by Det tifoss. My sketch gives but a of the falls, the majesty of which jt is beyond human skill jo portray. One than only could have given a true version of its magnificence, and he is dead—that man was Turner. “I have no hesitation in saying that i Dettifoss is not only the finest sight in Iceland, hut is quite unequaled iu Europe; it amply repays a journey to it in its fastnesses; and I am sure that any future visitor will be of opinion that I have Un derrated its wonders.” A fresh view of Icelandic life is given in the following account of a marriage feast; “I made myself us tidy as circumstan ces would permit, and then entered the guest room, which was thronged with peo ple. The middle of the chamber was oc cupied by a long table covered with eata bles and drinkables. These consisted of ship's biscuits, skonrogs or hard biscuits, which can only be broken with a hummer or a stone, cakes of flour and sugar, with corn, pan cukes, cold boiled ducks’ eggs, and bottles of corn brandy. A bowl of curd was brought in for Gritnr and me, and we made a hearty supper off it, the biscuit and the eggs. “I had uow an opportunity of seeing the festive Icelandic female costume.— This consists of a black cloth skirt, white sleeves, a green or black velvet bodice, worked over with silver flowers in the j must beautiful and tasteful manner, and fastened in front by a silver bodkin, which 1 laces the sides together by passing through silver rings with tinkling balls and flow ers of the same metal attached to them. On the head ia worn a tall white cap, fas tened to the hair by pins with beautifully I wrought silver gilt heads. This cap is, 1 however, set aside in the evening, for the more convenient coquettish black skull; cup with lung silk tassel, which is in com mon use. The hair of Icelandic ladies hangs to the shoulder and is then cut off. Hound the neck is worn a small black or colored handkerchief, tied in a bow. 1 had brought some brooches with n e to Iceland as presents, but these I found were quite useless, as the ladies never wear shawls or kerchiefs folded over their bosoms which could be fastened by a brooch. I learned, to my regret, that I was too late for the religious portion of the wedding; however, 1 was in time for all tbe convivialities. These lasted till 2 or three in the morning, and consisted in eating and siaging,” A scene in a cottage displays the in quisitive habits of tbe common folks of Iceland : “I was awakened on the following morn ing by (he entrance of a young man with some goose eggs for sale. He was not lung solitary, for his father pushed in af ter him to see that his sou was fairly re munerated, and his younger brothers fol lowed that they might have a look at tbe Euskrmatbr (Englishman) who was going to buy some goose-eggs. Griuir crawled out of bed to inspect the articles, my host came iu to argue about them, followed by his better half and the red-haired servant girl, both filled with feminine inquisitive- i ness, the latter pursued by her admirer, ami \ the admirer in turn followed by his broth- j ers. Then, my host’s little snub-nosed j daughters, who were carrying on a flirta- i tion with the brothers of the maid's ad mi-1 rer, poked their snub-noses in at the door, and presently becoming emboldened en-j terod the room, with four dugs which they | had been feeding. Finally, some folks from Mothiudair, who had arrived on the pre- \ ceding day with a train of burses, finding j that my room was the general rendezvous,' edged themselves in as well. As every j one had something of his own to say on the subject of the eggs, and was perfectly indifferent to the opinion of the others, the room became a perfect Babel. My comb and brush were iu the window, and as I kuow that these would he tried upon different beads in rotation, if once any of the throng caught sight of them, I. bud tu stifle all my sense of propriety, jump out of bed, dash through the crowd and cap- j ture my goods. I went through my dress ing operations without drawing attention from the eggs, which were still the en grossing topic of conversation.” A scene in an Icelandic farm house is thus described : “The old man received us very kindly. It was morning, and he, with his wife aud Servant, were already up, brisk as bees, aud ready for a long talk. I was tired out and longed for bed, but hardly liked to get in before them, yet Grimr had just be gun the Grimsey story, aud that with all its grievances, would last an hour at least. 1 fairly fell asleep with my head on the table, and was roused by Griuir,. who re commended mo to go to bed. “But,” said I, “these good people are in the room.” “Oh, don’t mind us !’’ said the priest. — “.Fray gu to bed !” said his wile, “Do, let me pull your breeches off!” volunteer- 1 cd the maid. 1 started up at the proposal, I fully roused, and with a flying leap buried j myself under the feather bed, thou pulled off coat and waiste >ul and curled myself 1 up. Don’t,English people undress them selves more than that when they go to rest asked the priest, who had been watch ing mo gravely. “He has got his breech es on,” said (he wife. I’ll pull theta off if he likes,” chimed in the maid with alacri ty. “Never, neverl cried in despera tion. “GrUar, save me !’’ Poor Ebene zer Henderson, the Bible Society dele gate ! the Icelanders- still have a good laugh over his dismay, when first the la dies of the house insisted on dismantling his legs. This was according bo etiquette in his time, though now haptiily falling ■ into disuse. In his book he tells the sto ry of his wild struggle to reserve his neth er garments, but he neglects to mention the compromise which was effected, he coiling himself up in the coverlet and let ting the ladies pull at the strap buttons. Henderson was a very good’feliow., but be j had uo notion of a joke, and be only men tions the incident to found op it moral and pious reflections. Among themselves it is still a common practice for the women to peel the men after their day’s work, but the Icelanders have learned that stran gers do not particularly relish this sort of aiteution, and they now seldom offer it.” >■ Malleable Glass, There is a story told by some of the an cient writers, which, if true, shows how effectually arbitrary power can render nugatory the ingenuity of man. While the Emperor Tiberius was residiug in the isle of Oaprera, ho had occasion to employ a skilful architect, to perform a very diffi cult piece pf work, which the artist, how ever, accomplished with the greatest ease, much to the astonishment of the emperor and his courtiers. Tiberius, who was jeal ous of every man of talents, caused the ar chitect to he banished from the island, but not without conferring upon him a munifi cent reward for his labors. Anxious to regain the Emperor’s favor, thu banished man determined to turn his skill in the mechanic arts to that account. He hud discovered a method of manufac turing glass of a description different from any other; and having made a vase of that material,.of most exquisite workmanship, lie returned to Capreru, with the intention of presenting it to Tiberius, not doubting but ho should thereby obtain Lis pardon. The vase was presented to the emperor, in presence of his attendants, and was greatly admired by all. In order to display more fully the excellence of his work, the artist threw the vase upon the ground, when in stead of its being dashed to pieces, it was merely flattened on the side that struck the earth. If the beholders were surpris ed at this, they were still more when they saw the artist take a hammer and restore the vase to its original condition, thus shewing that the glass of which it was composed was malleable. Tiberius inquired of the artist if any one was acquainted with the secret but himself, and on being assured that he aloue know it, ordered him to be led to in stant execution, lie gave as his reason for this inhuman act, that a manufacture which could transmute glass into so fine and durable a form, would have the effect of lessening the value of brass and the pre cious metals, and all knowledge of it therefore, ought to ho destroyed. A Famous Laud. If there bo part of the world which ought to tempt the traveler, it is assured ly that region of Asia which lies between the Caspian and Black seas. Tradition de clares tins to ha the cradle of the human race. Here, say the Persians and Armini ans, was the garden of Eden ; here, as every one knows, stands the Ararat, from which mankind spread after the deluge. Here are the best and most undeniable physical evidences of that astonishing ca tastrophe. Here hunted the Biblical Nim rod, here Noah planted the vine. Here languished Prometheus, chained to the rock, with vultures ever gnawing at his liver. Hither sailed Jason and the Ar gonauts, and hence departed the enchan tress Medea. One of the rivers of this region still hears the name of C}rus the Great; Alexander of Maoedon is a house hold word among the Caucasian villagers Hence flowed Grceceward, that stream of gorgeous fable which widened into Hel lenic mythology. Here Pompey conquer red, and the soldiers of imperial Rome bled iu vain. Hero Gregory preached, and Tamerlane and Genghis Kuhn spread havoc; the Turks uprooted the Georgian on these shores, to be themselves uprooted iu due time by the more opportune Rus sians. Over the Caucasian wall, at the dread hour when Allah's time shall sound, Gog and Magog shall put an end to the empire of Islamism on earth, and destroy the kingdom of the true believers. When the Russians swept away the Georgian throne in 1800, learned men at Tifllis ex claimed iu their anguish that the falleu monarchy had existed without interrup tion since the time of Abraham ; there is good historical evidence to prove a line of kings over a period of 2,3-15 years. Noble Thououts. —l never found pride in a noble nature, nor humility in an unworthy mind. Of all trees, I observe that God hath chosen the vino—a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb ; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove. When God appeared to Moses, it was not iu thu lofty cedar, nor tho spreading palm, but a bush, an humble, abject bush. As if ho would by these selections check the conceited arrogance of man. Nothing pro duueth love like humility ; nothing hate like pride. Curions Story of a Legacy- In the year 1705 the following strange circumstance occurred ia connection with a will: Two gentlemen, who had boon left ex ecutors to a friend, on examining the pro perty, found a scrap of paper on which was written ; “Several hundred pounds in Till.”/- This they took in the literal sense, searched his office and all the other apart ments carefully, but in vain. They sold his collection of books to a bookseller near ’ the Mews, and paid the legacies in pro portion to the sum realized. The singularity of the circumstances occasioned them frequently to converse about it; and at last it flashed across one of them, that amongst the book* sold, more than seven weeks before, there had been a folio edition of Tillotson’s Ser mons. The probability of this being what was alluded to by the word Till, on the piece of paper, made him immediately call on the bookseller who bad bought the books, and ask if he bad still the edition of Tillotsou which bad been included in the purchase. Ou his reply iu the affir mative, the gentleman immediately re bought and carried them home. Go care fully examining the leaves,, he found bank notes singly disposed in vatious places,.to the auiouut of £7OO. But what is perhaps no less remarka ble, the bookseller informed him that a gentleman at Cambridge, to whom he bad sent one of his catalogues, finding he had this edition on sale, had written and de sired it might be sent tc him, which was accordingly done, and the parcel forward ed by carrier. The books not pleasing the gentleman, they were returned, and had remained on the shelf in the shop up to the period of this singular discov ery.—Dublin University Magazine , - ■ ■ ■ Something of a Meal. A fellow at a ‘donation’ party in Pough keepsie, recently stowed away in his “phy sical cistern” somewhere, the following items at a supper table : E.ght large biscuits. Seven cups of coffee. Forty good sized pieces of cake. Eleven pieces ol’ cheese. Sixteen pickles. . Three cups of tea. Eight pieces of pie. When the plate was passed around for contributions, our hero placed thereon FIVE CENTS. — Eagle. The above “reminds us,’’ (as Mr. Lin coln would say,) of an incident: Many years ago, in an adjoining town, there was a tavern-keeper who was remarkable for his high charges and diminutive “bills of fare”—besides an awkward habit of looking over the table whilst his guest was eating. On a cer tain occasion, Squire E., (who was blessed with a dozen ordinary appetites in one,) stopped to dine with the above mentioned landlord—who protested he had nothing but cold meats in his bouse; but the Squire insisting, he finally admitted he had a turkey roasting, which he would bring on, if the Squire would “leave it handsome.” “What do you mean by that said he. “Why, I don’t want it haggled all up, as there will be others to eat after you.” “All right,’’ nodded the Squire—“l’ll leave it handsome—besides paying in ad vance for my dinner—so you may leave tbe room.’’ It is unnecessary to say that when that meal was finished, there was the neatly trimmed skeleton of a fowl—and a bit of paper appended to it, on which was writ ten—“ Friend 8., I think I have left your turkey ‘handsome’ —if not, I will try and do better next time. Excuse baste, yours.” It was afterward said to have been well for the Squire that be left before “mine host’’ discovered the state of the “corpse.” —New Haven Register, "Weep with Those that Weep.”— How this little incident touches the heart; A mother who was in the habit of asking ber children, before they retired at night, what they had done during the day to make others happy, found a young twin daughter silent. The elder one spoke modestly of deeds and disposition, found ed on the golden rule—“Do unto others as you would they should do unto you.” Still The little bright face was bowed down in silence. The question was repeated, and the dear little child said, timidly : “xV little girl who sat by mo on a bench at school, had lost a baby brother. Ail the time she studied her lesson she bid her face in her book and cried. I felt so sorry that I laid my face on the same book and cried with her. Then she looked up and put her arm around my neck, but I do not know why she said I had done her so much good.” Live not fob Thyself.— No wonder men are unhappy in the world. There is always clashing when the machinery is out of gear. There is always trouble when tbe wheels are “off the track.”— Man seeks to live for himself—God made him to live for others. How swells that mother's heart wiih joy when she can make her children happy ! What a thrill of de light comes with that look of gratitude, that tear of joy, and that one of love, which are all the widow and the orphan can render to their benefactor ! The cup of happiness is an overflowing cup. It ia like a bubbling fountain, over pouring forth its blessings to refresh the weary and faint ing, and made pure duly by its own over flow. It is like the quiet meadow rill, fringed all along with flowers, yet conceal ed by the very ezubcianoe of beauty and verdure itself doth nourish. VOL. Till. —NO. 24. The First Striking Clock. In the time of Alfred the Groat, the Persians imported into Europe a ma chine which presented the first rudi ments of a striking clcok. It was brought as a present to Charlemagne from Abdal lash, king of Persia, by two monks of Je rusalem, iu the year 800. Among other presents, says Eginhart, was a horologe of brass wonderfully constructed by some me chanical artifice, in which the course of twelve hours ad elypsdram ■ vertehatur, with as many little brass balls, which at the close of each hour, dropped down on a sort of a bell beneath, and sounded the end of the Lour. There were also twelve figures of horsemen, who, when the twelve hours wore completed, issued out of twelve windows, which till then stood open, and returning again shut the win dows after them. It is to be remembered that Eginhart was an eyewitness of whit is here described, and that he was an ab bot, a skillful architect, and learned in the sciences. An Uncalled for Amen. A correspondent of Methodist Protei~ tant relates the following story, which is too good to ho lost “A very sensitive preacher in a certain village, not more than a hundred miles from Baltimore, was discoursing with great warmth on the uncertainty of human life. To give the greater effect to his re marks, after assuring his hearers that they might die before an hour elapsed, ho said, “And I, your speaker, may be dead, before another morning dawns.” “Amen !’’ was the audible response of a pious and much beloved brother in the congregation. The preacher was evident ly disconcerted for a moment. He thought the brother misunderstood his moaning.— Pausing awhile, be repeated the declara tion, “ before another hour your speaker ' may he in eternity!” “Amen!” again shouted the brother, before him. It was too much for the sensitive man ; and stammering out a few additional re marks, he sat down before he had near fin ished his discourse. “Brother ," said the preacher next day, to bis kind hearted friend of the ameu corner, “what did you mean by saying Amen to my remarks last night. Do you wish I was desd ?” “Not at all,’’ said the good brother, “not at all. I thought that if you should die, you would go straight to glory, and I meant amen to that?” The Force of Habit.—ln the Dublin University Magazine we have a biographic cal sketch of Peter Burrows, tho celebra ted barrister, and among tho personal an ecdotes told of him is the following ; A friend called upon him one morning in his dressing-room, and found him shav ing, with his face to tho wall. He asked why ho chose so strange an attitude.— The answer was, to look in the glass. “Why,” said his friend, “there is no glass there.” “Bless my soul 1” cried Burrows, “I did not notice that before.” Hinging the bell, be called his servant, and questioned him respecting his look ing-glass. “Oh, sir,” said the servana, “mistress had it removed si.s weeks ago.” Important Witness.—A wag of an Irishman called up in Court as a witness in a certain suit pending, gave his evi dence, relating to the conversation be had had with one of the parties concerned, as follows: “Pat,” said he; “What?” said I; “Here, said he; “Where ?” said I; “It’s cnwld,” said he; “Eaith and it is,” said I; “D . ho!” said he ; “Ah !” said I; “The Divil,” said lie ; “Whew !” said I ;*\ud that’s all he told me on the subject. fi@“Try this some of you. Fasten a nail or key to a string, and suspend it to your thumb and finger, and the nail, will oscillate like a pendulum. Let some one place his open hand under the nail, and it will change to a circular motion. Then let a third person place bis band upon your shoulder, and the nail becomes iu a mo ment stationary. - A young man in California, whoso friends had ceased to correspond with him, woke up their interest by sending letters to business men in his native place, in quiring the price of a tolerably sizdd farm. Seven affectionate letters came from tho friends by return post, and several have come since, including one from and old (and cold) sweetheart. “Sam, did you see the new over seer ?” “Yes, uassa, I meet him down by the cotton-gin ?” “He’s a good-look ing fellow, isn't be ?” “Well, massa, ho talks like a good looking man ; he made a bow, dat’s all he said.’’ A Sell.—Many of the members of tho Society of Arts, at New York, attended to see & now invention, a carriage to run without horses, with only one wheel.— While in the ardor of expectation they were shown—a wheelbarrow. SSg* A Miss Joy was present fct a party recently, and in the course of the evening some one used the quotation, “A thing of beauty is a .joy forever,” when exclaim ed, “I’m glad I’m not a beauty, for I sbouldu't like to be a Joy forever.’’ Charles Lamb’s opinion of water I cure : “It is neither new uor wonderful, for it is as old as the deluge, when, iu my 1 opinion, it killed ihore than it cured !"