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ITos. 199, 201 and 203 Baltimore street,
Invite the attention of Merchant? visiting '
Baltimore to make purchases, to the very !
’On Second Floor ami Basement nf their \
Warehouse ,
Embracing in addition to their own large
and general importation of ForeigaGoods, i
a large and well selected stock of
Woolens, and
Staple Goods,
Of every description.
Onr splendid RETAIL STOCK OF
IiOOJJS , on first floor, embracing articles
of every class, from low pricedMo the most
magnificent in every branch of trade, ren- j
tiering our entire stock one of the most i
extensive and conqrlete ip the United |
The Wholesale and Retail Price being j
marked 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. mh2s
Corner of Main street and Port Defipil
. avenue , Bel Air ,
IS constantly aiming to meet the wants !
of the community in FRESH
Teas, Spices, Coffees, Fish. Lard, Butter, j
Bacon, Cheese, Sic., &c. Also, |
• Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, Sic., Queens
ware, Stone and Earthenware, Tin Ware,
Wooden Ware, Hardware, Sic.
COAL OIL LAMPS, in great variety, 1
Also, in
:7ASItOTi\3O Muumzx
NF-W BONNETS, in every variety of 1
style and material, for Ladies and Chil-!
Cleaning, Altering and Re
pairing done at reasonable notice—all at]
Baltimore prices.
Pranklinville Store'
Baltimore County.
KEEP constantly on hand a large and |
well assorted stock ol all kinds of j
Coeds adapted to the wants of the public,
such as
Dry Goods, Groceries, ;
In fact any and every variety of articles j
necessary to a well assorted stock, all oi l
which will be sold at very lowest Cash I
prices. The Factory being in operation, |
it allbrds a fine market for
for which the highest jtrices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. fe26
i m EMM, ~
THE undersigned have just received a
large and well selected stock of Goods !
suitable for the season. They are con- I
stantly making tip the neatest work, and I
the newest ami most fashionable style of 1
Bonnets for the Spring and Sum-'
|LE) mer, to which they invite the alien- 11
lion of the citizens of the town and
the surrounding country. They also de-1
sire an occasional call from their Baltimore * (
f riends, when they want something of ex- :
tra style and finish, as they are aware that j i
the undersigned can and will take pleasure i
in putting up work of that description. ',
In addition to all styles of Bonnets, ]
they keep constantly on hand a Varielynpf ,
Such ns Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery,
Suspenders, and many other articles in
the Notion line.
Thankful for the liberal patronage here- i
tofore given the firm, they expect by strict ,
attention to business to merit its continu- ,
. Washington street, two doors north of ,
the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s ,
Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep26
I 'HE undersigned keeps Constantly on
hand all kim:s of WHITE and RED
ASH COAL, which he will sell by the '
cargo or single ton.
jn!7 l(avre-de-Grace, Md. 1
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WANTED. —One or two JOURNEY- I <
old Federal Hill, Harford Co., Md. t
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Will be charged.
One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser-'
\ tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 ots. j
One square three inofttbs, $3.00; Six months, i
$5.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO.
Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year.
j No subscription taken for less than a year.
■ |Uflual.
, Better than grandeur, better than gold,
. Than rank and titles a thousand fold,
1 Is n healthy body, a mind at ease,
And simple pleasures that always please;
I A heart that can feel for a neighbor's woe,
. And share his joys with a genial glow,
Witli sympathies large enough to enfold
1 All men as brothers, is better than gold.
[ Better than gold is a conscience clear,
Though toiling for bread in an humble sphere,
j Doubly blest with content and health,
j Untried by the lust and cares of wealth !
! Lowly living and lofty thought
; Adorn and ennoble a poor man's cot,
I For mind and morals, or Nature's plan,
i Are the genuine test of u gentleman.
I Better than gold is the sweet repose
! Ot the sons of toil when their labors close ;
\ Better than gold is the poor man's sleep,
! And the balm that drops on his slumbers deep,
j Bring sleeping draughts to the downy bed
Where Luxury pillows his aching head J
His simpler opiate Labor deems
A shorter road to the laud of dreams.
Better than gold is a thinking mind,
That in the realm of hooks can find
A treasure surpassing Australian ore,
And live with the great and good of yore,
The sage's lore and the poet’s lay.
The glories of empires past away;
The world's great drama will thus enfold,
And yield a pleasure better than gold.
Better than gold is a peaceful home,
Where all the fireside charities come.
The shrine of love and the heaven of life,
Hallowed by mother, or sister, or wife.
However humble the home may be,
Or tried with sorrow by heaven's decree,
1 lie blessings that never were bought or sold,
And centre there, are better than gold.
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Ulistfl lane mis.
Northern and Southern Horses.
The idea so commonly expressed at the
commencement of the present war that the
Southern cavalry are superior to those of
| the North, is ably discussed by S B. Buck
ley, in a late number of the Country Gen
tleman. He says that comparatively few
horses Were raised in the slave States, ex
cepting Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri,
I Teunessee and Texas, and if the planters
| wanted to improve their stock of horses i
I they sent North for the material, and if a j
i wealthy gentleman wished nice, elegant
horses for carriage or family use be went
or sent North to buy them. The annals
of the turf show that Northern horses have
beat the Southern, even in speed as well
as trotting, and they certainly are their
equal, if nut more than their equal, in
their power of endurance, indeed, this !
was all admitted at the South, previous to
the rebellion.
Mr. Buckley as-cribes the supposed su
periority of the horses of the Southern j
cavalry to the more considerate and judi-1
cious treatment which they receive both I
at home and after they enter the service,
lie says:
“At the South, riding and traveling on
horseback is, or lately was, much in vogue,
and more especially in all the region not
intersected by railroads) but they rarely
urge the horse to a greater speed than a |
last walk or a moderate pace, the last be
ing preferred and considered the easiest.
Thus moving, they will average from 30
to 40 miles per day for weeks and even
mouths in succession, with little or no
damage to the horse. Those in the ser
vice are generally owned by their riders,
and in cases where they are cot thus back- j
ed, their owners are in the same company!
or regiment, to see that their horses are I
ridden carefully, and well fed and cleaned
at night) and, before mounting, that the
blankets are evenly and smoothly fixed be
neath the saddles, so us not to liurt the
back of the horse.”
In proof of the correctness of this posi
tion, that the inferiority of the horses of
the Northern cavalry is owing to misman
agement and abuse, he cites the example
ol the Third Indiana cavalry, whose men
own their horses, and consequently feel a
personal interest in having them well ted
and properly cured for, cor do they, with
out reason, ride in a gallop or a run on
every frivolous occasion ; and adds :
“Their horses are in as good condition,
with very few exceptions, as when they
entered the service, nearly two years ago.
1 was recently told by an intelligent pri
vato ol this regiment that their dead and
disabled burses amounted to less than fifty,
besides which a small number (about 20)
lias been captured by the rebels. There
is, I b' lieve, bat one otbe-r regiment in
the United States service where the own
ership of the horses is vested in their ri
ders, and ibis is Iruni Pennsylvania.”
Mr. Buckley closes w tb a lew remarks
a' the manner in which horses are gene
rally used in the Army of the Potomac:
“Uncle Sara owns the horses, and Uncle
Sam’s boys, old and young, officers, sur
geons, privates and contrabands, think that
he is rich enough to buy them all another
horse whenever required. So they gallop
up hill and down hill, and very often this
gallop is increased to a run, as I have wit
nessed at Aquia, through the sands of the
Potomac, or over the hills in that vicini'y.
Even in the city of Washington, persona
have been in danger of being overrun by
the fast riders. When I first arrived in
Washington several months ago, I sup
i posed these fast men on horseback were
1 bearers of important dispatches, end that
some great military movements were in
j progress, but all remained quiet in the ar
{ my, and 1 soon learned that this go-ahead-
I ativeuess on horseback was a mere army
The Wise Man Taught Wisdom.
One day in early spring the youth Solo
mon sat beneath the palms in his father’s
garden, and bending his eyes on the ground
seemed deep in thought. Nathan, his
teacher, stepped up to him and inquired,
“Why sittest thou here so thoughtful-
Solomon raised his head, and replied,
“Nathan, I should like to behold a mir
The prophet smiled, and answered,
| “That is a wish I also indulged iu, in
I my youthful days.”
“And was it fulfilled ?” hastily inquired j
the royal prince.
“A man of God,” thus Nathan contin
ued, “approached me once, holding the
seed of a pomegranate in his hand. ‘Be
hold,’ said he, ‘what will become of this
seedy Thereupon he made a small hole
in the earth with his linger, laid the seed
in it, and covered it up again. When ho
had withdrawn his hand, the earth divi- 1
ded, and I saw two tiny leaves appear. —
But scarcely had I seen them before they
closed together and became a smooth,
round stem, enveloped in a rind ; and the
stem became visibly higher and thicker.
“The man of Goi spoke to me, saying,
‘Pay attention.’ And whilst I was watch
ing, there sprang seven brunches from the
trunk, like unto the seven arms of the
candlestick on the altar. I wondered;
but the man of God made a sign, and bid
me bo silent and attentive. ‘Behold,’
said he, ‘new creations will soon lake
\ place ’
: “Thereupon he took water in the hol
low of his hand from a brook that was
flowing past, and sprinkled therewith the
j branches three different times; and the
branches now hung full of verdant leaves,
spreading refreshing shade around us,
mingled with sweet-smelling odors.
“ ‘Whence,’ I exclaimed, ‘arises this
perfume, in addition to the cooling shade
of the leaves ?’
“ ‘Dost thou not see,’ answered the man
of God, ‘those purple flowers, hanging in
clusters, and peeping between the leaves ?’
“Before I could yet reply, a soft breeze
arose, and, rustling through the leaves,
cast the flowers to the earth, like to flakes
of snow floating down from the clouds. —
I Scarcely had the blossoms fallen, when
the beautiful red pomegranates appeared
! between the leaves, like the almonds on
Aaron’s staff. Tire man of God then left
1 me, sunk in silent wonder ”
Nathan ended. Hastily Solomon cx
| claimed
“Where is he? What is the name of
j the holy man ? Is he still alive ?”
Nathan answered,
“Son of David, 1 have related a dream.”
When Solomon heard these words, he
became sorry at heart, and sad.
j “How canst thou thus deceive me?”
j he said
But Nathan continued :
“I have not deceived thee, son of Da-'
vid. Behold ! in thy father’s garden thou
canst sec all that I have related in reality.
Is not the same the case with the pome
granate and with other trees ?”
“Yes,” answered Solomon, “but gradu
ally, within a wide space of tiuH?.”
Then answered Nathan,
“Is, then, the miracle the less wonder- I
ful or divine because it takes place in qui- i
et and without show ? I should think it 1
the more wonderful.
“Study the works of Nature,” ho con-1
tinned, “then you will learn to believe in
the Most High, and not pine and wish fur
miracles by human bands.”
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An Iron Egg —ln Dresden there is i
an iron egg, the history of which is some- j
thing like this :
A young prince sent this iron egg to a
lady to whom ho was betrothed. She re- |
ceived it in her hand, and looked at it |
with disdain.* In her indignation that he j
should send her such a gift, she cast it to
the eaith. When it touched the ground, !
a spring, cunningly hidden in the egg, |
opened, and a silver yolk rolled out. She
touched a secret spring in the yolk, and a
golden chicken was revealed ; she touched
a spring in the chicken, and a crown was
found within ; she touched a spring in the
crown, and within it was found a diamond
wedding ring. There is a moral to the
JgraT* Squabbles, an old bachelor, shows
his stocking, which he has just darned, to
a lady friend, who contemptuously re
marks, “Pretty good for a man-darner.”
Whercupm Squabbles rejoins : “Good
enough for a woman, darn her.’’
An exchange says: There is some
thing inexpressibly sweet about little girls.
The Louisville Journal adds, “And it i
on ’em as tin y get bigger.”
Ocean Splendor.
1 Let liiar who delights iu scenes of gran
deur and beauty, go down beside the deep
■ blue sea, just as the golden sun is sinking
behind the crested waves aud painting the
' clouds with crimson hues. Here, upon
1 the rock-bound shores, which for ages
■ have withstood the rolling tide, let him
1 stand and gaze fur out upon the heaving
; billows us they mount, upward to the sky,
1 or break into clouds of foam at his very
’ | feet.
I j As the sunset’s rosy light fulls level
over the waves aud then fades away into
I I the soft, sweet summer twilight, and the
■ gentle breezes from off the water fan bis
1 brow, and whisper by in accents soft and
• low, and then seem to mingle their notes
■ in blended harmony with the music of the
waves, then will his soul expand with
1 new and lofty thoughts worthy the iuspi
-1 ration of the hour; aud a stronger and a
[ deeper love of nature declares itself from
■ j his lips.
i Thereiseverabeautyaudsublimityubout
the ocean, wth its rooky shores and enter
-1 aid islands, which excites admiration, and
! for hours we have sat upon some high .rook
which projected far out into the briny
deep, and watched the foam capped waves,
us one alter another came rolling iu end
less succession against the rocky barriers.
There upon the headlands you may watch
the white winged ships as they speed on-
I ward over the waves bound to some dis
| taut shore. There can the appreciative
j eye take in all the beauties of the scene,
and the long slant sunset rays shimmer
ing on the sea, and the gold and crimson
of the western clouds, the emerald banks
of the islands rising abruptly from the
j water, and the soft dark-blue, upper sea, j
together with all the splendors of a sum
mer sunset upon the wave, form a picture
■of rare and sublime beauty which no
painter can faithfully portray upon the
But not all the splendors of the ocean
are to be seen upon a surface or upon its ,
rugged shores, for as wo go down beneath
the bright waves, new beauties unfold
themselves to our view, and far down upon
the ocean’s bottom are coral Gelds of sur
passing beauty. Iu many parts of the
' oceutr the water is clear and transparent.
In the Indian Ocean it is said the spotted
corals are plainly visibly in twenty-five
fathoms of water and the crystalline clear-!
ness of the Carribean Sea excites the ad- j
miration ot all who have an eye for the
“Iu passing over these so splendidly
adorned grounds, ’ says Sehoff, “where
marine life shows itself iu an endless va- j
riety of forms, the boat, suspended over
, the clearest crystal, seems to float iu the
air, so that a person unaccustomed to the
i scene, easily becomes giddy. On the san
; dy bottom appear thousands of sea-slars,
molluses, and fishes of a brilliancy or col
or unknown in our temperate seas. Burn
ing red, intense blue, lively green and yel
low perpetually vary ; the spectator floats
i over groves of sea-plants, gorgouias, corals,
alcyotiiuD's, flabellutns, aud sponges, that
i afford no less delight to that eye, and are
■ no less gently agitated by the waters, than
the most beautiful garden on earth when
a gentle breeze passes through the waving !
In other parts of the ocean, especially
that lying between the coasts of New
foundland and Ireland, tire bottom is rep- .
resented as being covered to a considera
ble depth with curious remains of animal
life, so small in size as to resemble at the
first sight, the finest sand or sawdust.—
And throughout every part of the vast
watery domain, are to be found innumer
able specimens of fish and shells of great
j beauty. And yet the wonders of the ocean i
I have never been told, or its hidden spleu- |
j dors half explored, and brought to light, |
What a field; then, is here represent- |
ed for study aud research, aud what beau-1
| tics still remain to be unfolded to the ad- j
miring eye.
A Handsome Man.
j One of the disadvantages of being a!
I handsome man bus lately received a prac- I
I tioal illustration in Toronto. James Day j
;is what you may call handsome. Nature, j
! we read, has been most lavish to James. |
She has given him the most beautiful dark
brown hair, and art has converted it into 1
ringlets which cluster round his lofty brow, j
! Eyes has James of a soft and liquid hue. i
i As a matter of course, there are eye-brows
to match—pencilled and arched. A nose
j has James which is beautifully chiselled,
j and not a bit humpy or turned up. His
mouth is like a rose bud; lips curved,
j elm effeminate, and cheeks dimpled.
Such is the pen and ink sketch given
in the Globe of' the fascinating James.— j
One would bo inclined to cull him a lucky
dog—only it would sound something like
i profanity to liken such a delicate creature
to the canine species. The ladies, of
course, will be dying to know who James
is. Many will imagine that he is a tip
top swell —a millionare or a Brigadier
* General at least. Alas I no. James is
but a pot-boy. What a humiliating tiring
to reflect that so much beauty should be
doomed to stand behind a bar, aud mix
brandy smashes for every ugly wretch with
sixpence in his pocket.
So far from befriending James, his
good looks promise to sink him still lower I
in the social scale. Coming from the post j
office on Monday last, the unfortunate
young man’s beauty attracted the keen
gaze of a city detective. The detective
never before saw so beautiful a man, aod i
at once came to the sage conclusion that |
I James was a woman. In vain the beau-
I teous bar-tender protested his manhood.!
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The detective was incredulous, and tbe
unhappy possessor of so many good
looks found himself in the black-bole in
a trice. What happened there wo know
not. 110 summoned his boss, the saloon
keeper, and after a lengthened investiga
tion be was discharged. He was a man
after all. We have not beard that be has
commenced an action for damages against
the Toronto corporation or the police force.
In tho interests of society, we hope he
may. All our beaux may not be as band-
I some as James; but, doubtless, they think
! they are; and if every good looking fel
low is to be arrested on suspicion that bo
is a woman in disguise, serious conscquen
ces may ensue. Wo trust the fascinating
bar-tender will stand up for his sex, ana
] sue tho corporation. A jury, we believe,
[ would be justified in such a ease in award
; ing exemplary damages.— Toronto
j ado) Paper.
The Hip Van Winkles of our Race.
One of the most succinct and compre
hensive statements of the kind we have
ever seen, appears in a speech made by
the Rev. Samuel Coley, at a Wesleyan
missionary anniversary. It is a passage
worth preserving:
“I suppose that no country has ever had
such a power of invention, and such stunt
ed intellectual development, as China.—
Tho Chinese is the largest, yet, beyond its
own realm, tho least influential of mon
From China, no mission over started,
no conqueror ever marched. Before all peo
ple in rudiincntal invention, they are be
hind all people in development. They
hud both gold and silver coins before the
first Dario was minted, yet they traffic by
scales to this day. They first had gunpow
der, but have got little further with its use
than to blaze it away in crackers. They
were long beforehand with the magnet,
but uo junk ever crossed tbe ocean except
in tow of a British ship. They have prin
ted from time immemorial, but their litera
ture awakos no progressive intellect
They bavo made glass for two thousand
years, and ordinarily do not make it clear
enough to see through yot. Their astron
omy is still astrology, nor has their chem
istry awoke from dreams of alchemy.—
They have politeness, but its forms and
slavery of etiquette only make them more
unsociable. They have a wonderful lan
guage, but its elaboiate cleverness is a
curse and a fetter to their minds, making
i it the labor of a life to learn to read. They
are not without notions of dignity, but the
i men find it in nails long enough for
claws, and the women in feet, crushed
, into the shatielessuess of hoofs.
In the South Atlantic, there is a sea—
; the great Sargazo. All the currents pass
: by it. Dull, dead heaving waves, just
' move the heuped-up tangle of weeds that
j grow, and the drift of wrecks that rot in
| that stagnant, melancholy ocean limbo.—
China is the Surgazo sea in the ocean of
; humanity.”

An exceedingly beautiful and fertile
■ plain stretching along the Mediterranean
• shore, south of Mount Carmel, from Ces
urea to Joppa. Its fertility and beauty
! are often alluded to by the sacred writers.
In the spring of 1834, Mr. Thompson,
an American missionary, passed over this
• plain. The view of it from a high tower
in Jlaii.la is thus described :
“The whole valley of Sharon, from the
mountains of Jerusalem to tbe sea, and
from the foot of Carmel to the hills of
Gaza, is spread before you like a painted
map, and is extremely beautiful, especial- 1
ly at evening, when the last rays of the |
setting son gild the distant mountain tops, |
the weary husband.nan returns from his I
labor, and the bleatiug flocks como frisk- 1
ing and joyful to their fold. At such a |
time 1 saw it, and lingered long in pensive j
meditation until the stars looked out from i 1
the sky, and the cool breezes of evening i
began to shed soft dews on the feverish
land. What a paradise was here when
Solomon reigned in Jerusalem and sang
of the roses of Sharon ! And what u
heaven upon earth will be here again, 1
when He that is greater than Solomon
shall sit on the throne of David his father; 1
fur in his days shall the righteous flour-j 1
ish, and abindance of peace so long as i'
the moon eudureth.”
lUj" At the presentation of a pistol to j 1
a Connecticut corporal, tbe orator apos- 1
trophized as follows : I
‘‘Corporal—My heart is full. These
times try the souls of us all, as well us ; '
our pockets. My words must bo few and j •
to the purpose. Take this weapon and j
go in. Say you will. Resolve that it is *
a big thing, aud you can see it. Shoot at
it. Smite them, hip aud thigh, and pay 1
no regard to oampheue or brickbats. — '
But, beware of old Bourbon. Do yonr 1
duty, John. Keep out of drafts. Don’t
go off at half-cock, aud keep your pistol i,,
pointed from you.”
“I expect,” said a young physician on [
his way to Jamaica, on bearing exaggera- -
ted rumors of the cholera, “to witness a c
great many death bed scenes this summer.
“Doubtless,” replied a friend, “if you !
get much practice.” 1
I I'
It is hard for a man to atnaf s rich- J
es by toiling in the shop when thcie is a
leakage in the kitchen !
o . r
(©* The last excuse for onnolini is
that the ‘ccakcr vessels’ need much ha p- |
ing ! e
Scene in an Arkansas Hotel. .
A contributor to the Spirit of the Times
thus describes a scone at the Anthony
House, at Little Rook, Ark.:
Late ono bitter cold night in December,
some eight or nine years ago, L came
into the bar-room, as usual, to take part
in what was going on. For some reason
the crowd bad dispersed sooner than was
customary, but two or three of the town
folks wero there, together with a strange
man who had arrived half an hour or long
er before, and who, tired, wet and muddy,
from a long Arkansas stage ride, his legs
extended and shoes off, was consoling him
selt with two chairs and a nap, opposite
the centre of a blazing £te. Any ono
who has travelled until ten o’clock, over
an Arkansas road, can appreciate the fru
ition before that lire place. The.-drowsy -
example of the stranger had its effect on
the others, and L , who took a seat in
the corner, for lack of conversation was re
duced to the poker fur amusement. He
poked the fire vigorously for a while, un
til it got red hot, and becoming disgusted,
was about to drop it and retire, when be
remarked the great toe of the stranger’s
foot protruding through a hole iu one of
his socks.
Hero was a relief to L . Ho placed
the glowing poker within a foot of the
melancholy sleeper’s too, and began slow
ly to lesson the distance between them;
one by one the others, as they caught tho
joke, began to open their, eye and being
awakened, mouths expanded into grins and
suppressed giggles—and one inconsistent
fellow into a broad laugh.
Closer and closer the red hot poker near
ed the unfortunate toe. The heat caused
the sleeper to restlessly move his foot. L.
was about applying tho pnker when a
sound of click ! click ! arrested bis atten
tion . lie looked at the stranger —the latter
with one eye open, had been watching tho
whole proceeding, and silently brought a
pistol to bear on L . In a voice just
audible, muttered in a tone of great deter
mination :
“Jest burn it! Burn it! Jest burn it
and I’ll be hung if I don’t stir yon up with
ten thousand hot pokers iu two secouds !”
L laid down his poker instantly,
and remarked : ,
“Stranger, let's take, a drink —in fact,
gentlemen, all of you.’’
L afterwards said they were the
cheapest drinks he ever bought.
How “Sal” Disgraced her Family.
A traveler in tho State of Illinois, some
years ago, came to a lone hut on the prai
rie near Cairo, and there baited. He went
into the house. 'lt was a wretched affair,
—an empty packing-box for a table, while
two or three chairs and disagreeable stools
graced the reception-room, tho d irk walls
of which were further oruamonted by a
display of tin-ware and a broken shelf ar
ticle or two. The woman was crying in
one corner, and the man, with tears iu his
eyes and a pipe in his mouth, on a stool,
with his sorrowful looking head supported
by the palms of bis bauds. Not a word
greeted the interloper.
“Well,” he sai,d, “you seem to bo in
awful trouble here. Wbal’s up ?"
“Ah, We are almost crazed, neighbor,’’
said the woman, “and we ain’t gut patience
to see folks now
“That’s all fight,” said tho stranger,
not much taken back by the polite rebuff;
“but can I be any service to you in all
this trouble !" <
“Well, we’ve lost our gal; our Sul's
■ gone off and left us,” said the old man iu
i tones of deep despair.
I “Ah, do yon know what induced her to
leave you ? M remarked tho new arrival.
“Well, we can't say, neighbor, as how
she’s si far lost us to be induced, but then
she’s gone and disgraced us,’’ remarked
the afflicted father.
“Yes, s'ranger, and—not as I should
say it as is her mother—but thar waro’t a
pooticr gal iu all the West than our Sal.
She’s gone and brought ruin on her own
head now,” followed the stricken moth
“Who has she gone off with ?" inquir
ed the visitor.
“Well, there's the trouble. Tho gal
could have done well, and might have mar
ried Martin Kehoe, a capital shomaker,
who, although ho has but one eye, plays
the ffute in u lively manner, and earns a
good living. Then look what a life she
has deserted, she was here surrounded by
all the luxury in tho country,’' said tho
father. _ ~
“Yes, who knows what poor Sal will
have to cut, drink uud wear now groan
ed the old woman.
“And who is the f How that baa taken
her into such misery ?”
“Why, she’s gone off and got married
to a critter culled an editor, us lives in tho
village, and the Lord only knows bow bo’s
to aim a living.”
A little boy, on coining home from
a ceitain church where he had seen a
person perform on an organ, said to
his mother—“Oh, mamma, I wish you
had been to church to-day to ;ee the fun
—a man pumping music out of an old
cupboard !”
— • *►- .
The following fs an address from
the manager of a Dublin theatre : “La
dies and gentlemen—ns them is nobody
here, I will dismiss you all; tho perform
ances of thia night will not bo performed,
but the performances of this night trill be
repeated tu-inorftiw evening.
B®"Y\ hen God breaks ur idols in
pieces, it is not for us to put thorn togeth
er again.

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