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$1 PER ANNUM.
LARGEST STOCK OF DRY GOODS IN 1
BALTIMORE.
HAMILTON EASTER & CO.
Nos. 199, 201 and 203 Baltimore street,
a&iL'aasaJDißia*
Invite the attention of Merchants visiting
Baltimore to make purchases, to the very
extensive
WHOLESALE STOCK
On Second Floor and. Basement if their
Warehouse ,
Embracing in addition to their own large
and general importation of Foreign Goods, i
a large and well selected stock of
Domestics,
Woolens, and
Staple Goods,
Of every description.
Onr splendid RETAIL STOCK OF
GOOLiS , on first floor, embracing articles \
of every class, from low priced to the most j
magnificent in every branch of trade, ren- :
tiering our entire slock one of the most
extensive and complete in the United
Stales,
The Wholesale and Retail Price being
marked on each article, from which no
deviation is allowed.
Parlies not fully acquainted with
the value of goods, can buy from us with
perfect confidence. mh2s
Franklinvilie Store
Baltimore County.
KEEP constantly on hand a large and
well assorted stock of all kinds of ;
Goods adapted to the wants of the public, \
such as
Dry Goods-, Groceries,
svtams*
NOTIONS,
CHINA AND GLASS WARE,
In fact any and every variety of articles
necessary to a well assorted slock, all of j
which will be sold at very lowest Cash
prices. The Factory being in operation,
it affords a fine market for
CGVBX3I7 33070,
for which the highest prices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. 1e26
iw’iiii."
THE undersigned bare just received a
large and well selected stock of Goods
suitable for the season. con
stantly making up the neatest jvork, and
the newest and most fashionable style of
Bonnets for the Spring* and Sum-j
rner, to which they invite the alien-!
lion of the citizens of the town and \
the surrounding country. They also de- I
sire an occasional call from their Baltimore i
friends, when they want something of ex- i
tra style and finish, as they are aware that j
the undersigned can and will take pleasure :
in putting up work of that description, i
In addition to all styles of Bonnets,
they keep constantly on hand a variety of
LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S
SMAI %. WARS*
Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, j
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, I
Washington street, two doors north of:
the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s ;
Hotel, Havke-de-Grace. sep2o i
FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! |
*VTTR !lre at r ‘H times paying in cash
V Port Dcpcsifc prices lor
GRAIN,
AT OCB WAREHOUSE IN
liapidum, Harford County, RTd.
Have also on hand a large and well se
lected stock of
LIHEBEft,
Well seasoned and of good quality.
FINE BONE, GUANO,
PHOSPHATE ,
PZ.AST2SSL & SSAE.T,
Constantly on hand.
Farmers will find it to their interest to
give us a call.
ANDREW ABELS,
ju26 Agent for Davis & Pugh.
COAL! COAL!
IjMTE undersigned keeps constantly on
_L hand all kim.s of WHITE ami RED
ASH COAL, which he will sell by the
cargo or single ton.
JOSEPH M. SIMMONS,
jnl7 Havre-de-Grace, Mil.
O.MKSUYMAN. 1 K. V. KKEOH, D. D. S.
12 ERR YUAN fc KEECH,
ca
iJiit 1, i ,
•Vo. 63 North Culv rt Street ,
h2S BALTIMORE.
THE MGm & INTELLIGENCER.
“LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.”
THE AGtS AHfl WTEIU9ENCER
18 PUBLISHED
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
ny
BATEMAN & BAKER,
AT
ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM,
IN ADVANCE, OTHEIIWISE
ONE DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS
Will be charged.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser
tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent-insertion 25 cts.
One square three months, $3.00; Six months,
$5 00; Twelve months, SB.OO.
Business curds of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for loss than a year.
|lfldinrh j
THE LOUD ‘‘CALL."
The parting Sabbath now arrived,
Ami all his simple flock contrived
To hear their Priest’s farewell,
lie plied them long, in righteous strain—
Bade them from darling sins refrain,
And shun the soul’s seducer,
Glittering gold.
The serviee o’er, before the door
The parish gentry gathered round ;
Smiling, the good man came among them,
Seized on their ottered hands and wrung them. !
“A saint on earth !” the grannies cried,
Then rolled their eyeballs up aud sighed,
And dropt their farewell curtsies to the ground. '
Among the vest, to hid the Priest “good bye,” |
lu nature’s sooty garment dressed,
Old Ctesur came, (a wag and mighty sly ;)
; Bowing, the stick of ebony began
j A confab with the gold-despising man : *
“Ah ! how good Massa Parson do?
1 hope he find him berry well.”
, “Well, Ciesar, well—aud how do you?”
J "Ah ! Massa, Ciesar hardly tell. ’
Dis good lung twenty year
Wid you he worship here,
And now he sorry from your frock you go.” |
“Ah I honest Ciesar ! yes, it must be so !
I’m sorry, too, that I am called away ;
But then you know ’twould never do
The Lord's loud call for me to disobey."
“VTho? Massa—who, you say? De Lot call’
you away?
Massa, how many poun a year
De peoples pay forpreuchiu here?”
“Two hundred." ' j
“Toder place gib any more?”
I “Why, Ca?sar—yes, I think—they offer four.”
i “Ah, Massa—may he <lis de Lor who calls,
But don’t you link more loud you lelhim bawl— |
Yes, call aud call till all he blue—
Fore you come back from four to two t
De Lor —he hollow till he dumb,
Fore de Parson cher come 1”
IPmdlanffltts.
TURKEY,
i
DREADFUL CONDITION OP THE CIRCAS-j
SIAN HEFUOEES
Official intimation has been received of
| the capitulation of Vardar, the last strong;.
, hold of the Circassians, and of the conse
quent submission of all the tribes. The ‘
"Shabsouka,” “Obukhs,” aud “Abazcba” i
have determined to abandon their country |
; to a man and take refuge on Turkish terri
tory. Already the outflowing fide- of etui-
I grants is so great as to plaoc the Turkish
I Government in the greatest embarrass
incut 27,000 of these unfortunate crea-f
lures, iu the most utter destitution, have :
| poured into Trebizonde. The privations I
j of the voyage in a most inclement season j
j produced disease of the very worst j
| kind among them, which is not only com- j
milting foaiful ravages in their own fam
| ished ranks, but is extending to the local
r population. Typhus and small pox are
i raging at Trebizonde, and the place is
j threatened with a famine.
: The Turkish Government is willing and
anxious to receive the fugitives, and in
! corporate them into their own population, j
but the movement has been so sudden and I
| so extensive that it has been impossible to j
I make provision fur the hosts that are dai
!ly pouting iu. It is v calculated that no
' less than 300,000 will within the nex'
two or three months seek shelter in Tur
key, and half that number are now seek
ing the means of transporting themselves |
to the Turkish coast of the Black. Sea.— I
It is found most difficult to obtain irans- i
ports for this purpose. The Turkish j
Government has offered every pecuniary!
inducement for obtainiugit, without avail, j
It is now their intention to disarm some |
of their men-of-war, and employ them fir!
this service; but even this resource will |
not be sufficient to meet the difficulty.— i
Out oi COO Circassians who took passage
in a steam transport, after a voyage of
three or four days 370 only arrived at
their destination. Women in childbirth
exposed to the inclemencies of a Black
Sea journey, without assistance or the bare
necessaries of life, enveloping their new
born in a corner of their own ragged gar
ments; sturdy warriors who had achieved
many a gallant deed lying prostrate in the
agonies of a horrible death, decks swarm-1
ing with the de<d and dying.
These are things now of everyday oc-|
currenee cn the waters of the Euxine.— 1
\\ hen the ultimate defeat and surrender j
of the Circassians became apparent the j
Ilu>siau Government made overtures to |
tbe Porte, in view of ascertaining whether!
the Sultan would receive into his dbmiii- j
ions such proportion of the Circassian |
tribes as would desire to leave their couu- j
try. The Turkish Government consented |
to receive them cu the condition that the j
emigration should be gradual and should j
not commence before the line season. It*
was then believed that 40,003 or 50,000
would avail themselves of this refuge.— '
The progri s* of events, however, has been '
PEL AIR, Ml). FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, 1864.
; so rapid that these stipulations have been i
totally disregarded, and the successive vie- |
lories of the Russian army in the Caucasus !
produced the panic and the flight which I
have been recorded above. Such arrange
ments have been made as could be devised i
in the exigency of the moment for pro
curing shelter and nouVishmout, but they
are so in-adequate to actual .requirements |
that considerable alarm is felt for the fu
ture. It it proposed to provide for a cor- ‘
tain number of the emigrants by quarter
ing them upon the population in the pro
portion of 10 families to every Turkish
village of 100 families. This will impose
upon the people an obligation which they
are hardly iu a position to assume —that
of parti illy providing for a helpless and
destitute class, who, fora time at least, ]
\ must prey upon the limited resources of
{ the local inhabitants. It will lead, more-!
j over, to the propagation of disease, the in
! fection of which lias, to a certain extent,'
! reached even the capital,
j Negotiations are now in progress with
| the Russian Government to induce them :
1 to open their ports in the Black Sea, so as
| to gife a regular and systematic course to
i the movement, instead of driving the un ;
j fortunate emigrants to the unprotected ,
| beach iu search of small coasting vessels,
| which are crowded to excess and soon be
come the scenes of death and desolation.'
I There is a project also of drafting some!
j 20,000 of these men into the Turkish ar-1
j my; the Grand Vizier and. Minister of j
j War, Fuad Fash a, has sent a military i
j commission to the Black Sea, with this :
j object, beaded by Ali Pasha, a general of
j ficer of Circassian origin, who is said to|
[ have weight and authority with them.— j
The execution of this measure will enable j
the War Department to relax cousidera- i
b!y the system of recruiting, w hich would ;
he an incalculable boon to the country at
I large; and judging by the past exploits;
I of the Circassian race, neither the army i
{ nor the general population of the Empire •
j will sutfor by the infusion of this new :
j blood into their ranks.
! This is certainly an excellent idea, and
' one that may work well in time, but the I
j urgent, the most imperative want of the j
| moment is to obtain immediate relief, and
| by the adoption of stringent sanitary mea-1
j sures to check the progress of the disease |
j which is destroying those unfortunate crea
| turcs in the proportion of 20 percent..!
| and is spreading itself among the indigo- ;
nous population. A commission-for this j
special object, under the auspices of the I
Government, is in existence. Private j
! contributions have not been wanting.— i
The Sultan has given <£.30,000 from his
private purse. The Government have es
j timated that an outlay of mure than one ;
j million sterling will Lave to be voted by
j the State in order to provide for the perma-,
; ueut establishment of the emigrants.
For the JEyia fntelliyenrer.
SLEEP.
O, Sleep I thou grandson of Chaos and
| Darkness, who inherited from thy mother
j Night a visage so fixed and step so stealthy,
1 that, then art often mistaken for thy twin
brother Death—how welcome, notwith
standing such terrible ancestry and eon-'
noxious, art thou to the wearied children
of earth ! At thine approach, grim Care j
[ Hies from his usurped throne; the toil
j worn sinew relaxes its rigid tension ; the !
i {'over-stricken patient ceases his restless j
! meanings; the eye of sorrow, no longer |
! burdened with the outpourings of grief, j
j lets fall its fringed curtain, and the doso- |
i late heart is at peace. Thou art eu syeo
| phautio attendant upon the mighty; the
j poor wayside wanderer crosses his hands 1
at thy presence, and is blessed of thee as j
graciously as if lie were a monarch; the;
veriest outcast upon his bed of straw, nay,!
• even the guilty one in his lonely dungeon,!
j refreshes himself in thy coveted embrace.!
It is true, thou c nuest not at at every j
I call. Those who seek for thee only to I
j secure for the moment the attendance of j
j thy fabled sister Lethe —those selfish ones,
! who desire but to blunt their sensibilities
j to the strokes of a Father’s chastisement,
are often disappointed, even though they
j watch for thy coming through the lagging
| moments of a dreary night. But when
! thou dost co t);, whether to palace or cut,
| fatigue and care, pain and grief, the petty
j burdens of the day, or the cares of a long
i life, are alike forgotten beneath the sha
| dow of thy dewy wing,
j Thy presence is courted in every zone,
and thou art welcome to every clime ; but I
j beneath bright and burning skies thy vis-j
its are doubly grateful. There the exei- !
ted passions rage more fiercely, and the 1
quickened pulses all the sooner exhaust j
the feeble frame. No wonder, then, that j
the dwellers iu classic lands, ignorant of
the true Divinity, recognizing thy benefi
cent presence, and looking upon thee as J
the soother of many woes, enthroned ■
thee among the gods! L.
Economy in Fuel.—We know of no
i method so simple, so cheap, so iostanta
i neuus for heating a house as to euntradi-1
1 your wife. Lin infallible that we iu*
j tend taking out a patent for it. Should
| any married man d übt our word, wo only
j recommend him to try the experiment,!
| and if he doesn’t feel considerably warmer I
; after the process, we will consent to lose I
| our reputation of being a good prophet!
j (to everybody that we have commercial j
j dealings with.) However, wo would ad-!
| vise the bold man nut to try the expen-;
| meut a second time, or else the house j
* may become a great deal too hot to hold ;
1 him, and ho will certainly have to seek !
| refuge in his Clilb tefire he can get cool!
' again.— Punch. 1
'Emile Prudent
| The best French pi anist, Jlons; Emile
Prudent, died a few months ago. His
father was a poor piano tuner. As young
Emile was cradled in a piano* and spent
all his childhood surrounded- by pianos,
and as the lad’s father was too DOor to give
him any other than the paternal profes
sion, he was sent, as soon as ho could be
j sent anywhere, to the Conservatory, and
in his sixteenth yoar be curried off the
first prize. This honor leads to nothing;
and the boy, having no money in his purse
or at home, took to the piano for a liv
ing :
‘•Too young to give lessons, he hired
himself out during the winter to play at
dancing parties, lie earned fifteen francs
1 a night. He might have remained iu this
i obscure position all his life, as numbers |
i do, had he noi, one evening, heard Liszt |
; play at a party where he was engaged to
: play dances. The great performer's skill ;
anti famo fired his ambition. lie deter- i
, mined to be a great pianist. He did not |
; sleep that night or the next,, for thinking |
of the best way tu execute his ambitious 1
| schemes.
i “The third day ho went to Pleyel’s, the I
j eminent piano maker’s, to see if he could j
buy a long piano, an instrument which j
was absolutely necessary to him, if he reck
j oned upon becoming a famous pianist.— i
iHe priced them ••I’ll let you have this !
i one for two thousand francs, v said Pleyel. j
j “1 have no money ; but if yoli will have j
I confidence in me 1 will you,” replied |
; the young fellow. “I agree to your terms,
but you must give me a note for the
amount.” Young Prudent signed the
| note and obtained tbo piano, lie set out
i that very day to seek pupils, found them,
! and iu twelve months’ time he managed to
pay Fleyel for the piano. The piano be
ing his property, Prudent determined to
quit Paris for his native place, Angoul
• erne, where living was every way cheaper
: than in the metropolis He knew he could
I find pupils there—all he wanted, for he
| only wanted enough to enable him to live,
| while eighteen out of every fuur-and twin I
|ty hours ho spent - over his piano. One !
day Tiialberg passed through the town.—
I The Prefect invited him to dinner, and, iu
j the evening, sent for Prudent, and presen*
! ted him to Tbalberg. The latter played.
: Prudent had hoard Liszt and Chopin play
i —he had never beard Tbalberg. lie had
| sought and discovered what constituted
j the originality of the first two performers,
I and he imagine'} Tiialberg. After he bad \
j heard Tbalberg he was at first charmed :
and then disappointed by the greatest:
pianist, because the real differed from the ;
: ideal artist be himself bad dreamed.
“This disappointment did not last long; 1
it led him to ask himself: ‘Why not be i
| yourself that ideal Tiialberg so different
| irom the reality ?’ He applied himself
to attain this ideal, and, after some years
of persevering labor he did attain it. He
made some impression on Tbalberg, who
was so much surprised to hear an obscure
provincial artist express lofty and yet
prastical ideas upon art that ho said to!
him : ‘1 am sorry to leave town without |
hearing you; but I am persuaded 1 shall |
! hear of you at Paris some day. Adieu; I
! good luck to you !’
I Prudent labored for six years iu ohscu-1
rity at Augouleme and then he came to j
| Paris. He soon made himself known, be-!
j came one of the celebrated pianists and I
j composers of the capital, and, for the last!
j few years, he has been traveling about i
| Europe, giving concerts with great sue-!
i oess in fame and fortune. He some years j
ago wrote this description if the most!
! eminent pianists : ‘Chopin was an illumi- |
j natus, a musical Swedenborg, an clegia-1
; cal organization; hut he too often carried |
1 his revelry to the cemetery. Liszt was
j Hoffman’s lyre played by Punchine llo.—
His piano was everything except a piano.
He saw in it Catholic oathedralshind bu
| uianitarian armies; every key then trans
formed itself into a battalion with arms
and noise. Tbalberg was judicial, cold
and even icy, admirable as a draughts
man ; in fine, the imporator of rytlnfis.—
He was the first to work on the finger
board the miracle of the multiplication of
hands.’
“Emile Prudent had just returned to
Paris from a long provincial excursion.—
He was iu excellent health and in buoy
ant spirits. He was suddenly seized with
the most dreadful disease of modern times, !
the anyine conueuse, which destroyed poor
■ Rose Cheri. He took to bed at twelve
| o’clock ; at night be was a corpse. He
i was only forty-live years old.”
| Don’t get in Debt.— Debt is a perfect
| bore. How it haunts a man from pillar to
| post —lurking in the breakfast cup—puis
j oiling his dinner—embittering his tea !
| now it stalks from him tike a living skel
i eton, seeming to announce its presence by
| recounting the amount of his liabilities.—
How it poisons his domestic joys, by in
troducing its “balance’’ into the calcula
tions of madam, respecting the price of a
new carpet or dress. How it hinder?
dreamy plans for accumulations. How it
hampers useless energies—cripples .resol u
j tiuns too good to be fulfilled.
B**y*A reporter of the Po ghkeepsic
! Sanitary Fair, tells this story ;
“Passing through one of the halls, a
! placard caught my eye : ‘ll presentation
|of a bona tide Historical Event; persons
j taken in for tea cents,’ I sailed in. A ,
| young lady pulled a bone across a huge |
! piece of ham rind, which she was pleased I
i to inform me represented Bonaparte cross-1
] log the Rhine. ’’
William Hutton’s "Strong Woman.”
William Hutton, the quaint but sens!-'
blc Birn Ingham manufacturer, was accus
tomed to take a mouth's tour every sum
mer, and tu note down Lis observations on
places and people. Some of thj results
appeared in distinct books, some in his
autobiography, and some iu the Gentle- !
man’s Magazine, towards the close of the
last century and the beginning of the pres
ent. One year he would be accompanied !
by his father, a tough old man, who was ■
not frightened at a twenty-mile walk;
another year he would go alone; while on
one occasion his daughter went with him,
she riling on horseback, and be trudging
on fbot by her side. Various parts of
England and Wales weie thus visited, at
a time when tourists' facilities were slon
! der indeed.
It appears from his lists of distances!
1 that ho could “do" fifteen otMwenty miles :
! a day fur weeks together; although his
j mode of examining places led to a much
slower rate of progress. Oie of tha old !
! characters which he met with at Matlock,
i in Derbyshire, in July, 1801, is worth de
j scribing in his own words. After notie
! ing the rocks and caves at that town, he
! said :
j “The greatest wonder I saw was Miss
Phoebe Brown, in person about five feet
! six, about thirty, well-proportioned, round
| faced and ruddy ; a dark penetrating eye,
; which, the moment it fixes upon your face
i stamps your character, and that with pre
[ cision. Her step (pardon the Irishism)
is more manly than a man’s and can easily
cover forty miles a day. Her common
dress is a man’s hat, coat, with a spencer
above it, and men’s shoes ; I believe she
is a stranger to breeches. She can lift
one hundred with each hand, and carry
fourteen score. Can sew, knit, cook, and
spin, but bates them all, and every ac
companiment to the female character, ex
cept that of modesty.
“A gentleman at the New Bath recent
ly treated her so rudely, that ‘she bad a
good mind to Lave knocked him down.’ \
She positively assured me she did not!
! know what fear is. She never gives an 1
affront, but will offer to fight any one who
gives her one. If she has not fought,
perhaps it is owing to the insultcr being
a coward, for none else would give an af
front to a woman. She has strong sense,
un excellent judgment, says smart things,
and supports an easy freedom in all com
panies. Her voice is more than mascu-'
line, it is deep-toned; with the wind in
| her face she can send it a mile; has no
: beard ; accepts any kind of manual labor,
I as holding the plough, driving the team,
j thatching the ricks, &c. But her chief
| avocation is breaking in horses, at a guinea
j a week; always rides without a saddle;
! and is supposed the host judge of a horse,
cow, &0., iu the country ; and is frequent
ly requested to purchase for others at the
neighboring fairs.
She is fond of Milton, Pope, Sbak
speare, also of music ; performs on several [
instruments, as the fiuto, violin, barpsi- j
j chord, and supports the bass viol in Mat- !
j lock church. Shu is an excellent marks- j
I woman, and, like her brother-sportsmen,!
| carries her gun upon her shoulder. She |
) eats no beef or pork, and but little unit
-1 ton ; her chief food is milk, and also her \
! drink—discarding wine, ale, and spirits.
j Eloquent Extract. —“Generation af |
| ter generation,” says an eloquent writer, j
! “have felt as we feel, and their feelings;
i wore as active us our own. They passed 1
i away like a vapor, while nature wore the;
| same aspect of beamy as when berCrea-*
j tor commanded her to be. The heavens j
| shall be as bright over our graves as they
j arc around our paths. The world will!
have the same attractions for our offsprings
yet unborn, that she had once for ourselves \
and that she has now for our children.— :
Yet a little while and all of this will have i
happened. The throbbing heart will be i
stifled, and wo shall he at rest. Our fun
eral will wind on its way, and the prayer j
will be said, and our friends will all re- !
urn, and we shall be left to darkness.
And it may be fur a short time that we
shall be spoken of, hut the things of We
will creep in, and our names will soon be
forgotten. Days will continue to move
on, and laughter and song will he heard
in the place iu which we died ; and tiie
eye that mourned for us will be dried, and
I glisten again with joy ; -and even our chil-1
dren will cease to think of us and will not |
remember to lisp our names.”
—— j
Varieties of Diet. —The.Shetland
Islanders will not eat crabs or lobsters ; I
the Italians eat cockchafers; gipsies tat
hedgehogs, and French whalers whales ;;
Australian natives eat frogs, snakes, moths i
and grubs, but they will not touch oysters;'
South Sea Islanders will not drink goat’s
or cow’s milk, but they will cat dogs and
rats; the Chinese eat dogs, rats, earth
worms, small live crabs, and sea slugs;
South American creoles and Indians would 1
not at one time eat turtle; the ancient !
Homans ate asses’flesh and snails; Tar-'
tars eat horseflesh ; Jews and Mahomin ■- j
dans will not cat pork, nor Hindoos beef;:
the Viennese eal *live Wood ants; the j
Indians eat Iguana, and the Africans and !
South Americans eat monkeys and alliga- |
tors; snails ate eaten iu Southern Eu-|
rope ; the New Zealanders atdep maize in
water until it is putrid and make it into ;
u ponidge.and then eat it.
i 6S“ At a printers’ festival the follow*
I mg sentiment was offered : ‘'Printers' j
[ Wives-—May they always have plenty of
I of small caps for the heads of their little
| original articles. ’’
YOL. Till. —NO. 26.
Mules in Central America.
One of the most striking characteristics
of the mule, is his aversion to the ass, aud
the pride ho takes in relationship to thu
horse, which instincts are met by intrusive
ness in the ass, and by indifference in
the horse. If an ass at any lime—urged
by the vanity peculiar to its raco as rela
ted to (he mule—happens to full in with
1 a drove of mules, he will, in all probabili
ty be kicked and lamed by his proud rela
tives.
A horse, on the contrary, takes a dis
tinguished position in a drove of mules.—
The latter crowd around him, and follow
his movements, exhibiting a violent jeal
ousy, each trying to stand nearest his
high-bred rolalivo. This instinct is em
ployed to keep together a drove of mules,
j on a journey or at pasture, by putting a
! marc to the drove with a bell round her
nock, and called tha bell-mare. This an
imal is led day and night "by a cord, and
the whole drove is thus kept under con
trol, and will not leave their queen. It
is therefore very difficult to separate tha
drovo. .
The man who leads the mare is instruct
ed, in ease of an attack from the Indians,
to leap upon the- back of the animal aud
take refuge in the wagou encampment
whither the drovo is sure to follow him.
I'jven it the Indians succeed in separating
any from the drove, (hey find it difficult
to cany them off. The animals incossaut
ly attempt to turn back} and the travelers
are thus enabled to overtake the robbers
aud recover the stolen animals.
The Indians, in consequence, use every
means to get possession of the mare; and
if they succeed in this the whole drovo is
lost to the owners. If several horses aro
in a drove of mulos, the danger is that the
latter becomes dispersed ; and this is the
reason that in these journeys, saddle hor
ses are not allowed to go loose, but are led
by a cord.— Frobel
A lio.MA.vnc Storvt.—There is a story
| circulating in Naples that there
was visited iu the night by two strangers
who took him iu a carriage, blindfold, to
a strange bouse, where bo was led up stairs
and ordered on pain of death to make a
hole iu the wall of the chamber sufficiently
large to admit a coffin. This done, a cof
fin was brought in aud a young lady hand
somely dressed was dragged into the room
aud forced into it. The lid was screwed
! down and the coffin was walled up by the
mason, who was then again blindfolded
and taken to the sea beach, paid 10 pias
tres, and told that ho might toll all he
knew. lie did tell the police, but could
not describe the house.
65?“ Mr. Jones was at one of our city
; markets the other day, bis special object
j°f pursuit being fresh eggs. After some
i little search be found the desired article
I outside. A Milesian lady, with a basket
full of eggs, awaited purchasers. Jones
i stepped up to the Milesian lady, examined
j the “new fruit," and asked the price.—
“Twenty-five cents a dozen,” was the
i prompt reply. “Isn’t that rather high,
| madam,” suggested Jones. “High!—
I Deuce a bit! Av you wor a bin, Mistber
Jones, would you be willing to lay eggs
j for loss than twenty-five coats a dozen, I
I ax ye now ?”
>- ■ ■ —.
I Settled. — John Danders, a country
i blacksmith, the husband of a young wife,
| had laboured long and become wealthy,
j having the custom of all the farmers
I around. Wheu on his death-bod, he cal-
I led his wife Janet, to him.
i •• Janet,” said ho, “I am not long for
this world; 1 am wearing away very fast.
| Now, concerning the business, Janet,
there’s Andrew, the foreman, ho knows
all about the shop, and the customers all
like him. You will just let a decent
time < lapse and then make up together.”
“Oh, my dear John!” said Janet, burst
ing into a flood of tears, “don’t let that
trouble you; Andrew and I have settled
i that already.’’
* ‘
Mr “What’s that piefur on said a
countryman opo day in a print shop, to
the proprietor, who was turning over
some engravings. “That, sir,” said the
dealer, “is Joshua commanding the sun
to stand still.” “Well,” said the coun
j try-man, “which is Josh, and which is his
' sou ’
| £5?" A\ old bachelor geologist wa
! once boasting that evi ry rock was us fa
( miliar to him as thu alphabet. A lady
j who was present declared that she knew
;of a rock of which he was ignorant.—
“Name it,’’ said the Cyclops. “It is rock
; the cradle, sir.”
6®*A man, brought before a justice of
the peace iu Vermont, charged with some
potty offence, pleaded iu extenuation a na
tural infirmity. “I should have made a
j considerable figure iu the world, judge,’’
| said he, if I hadn’t been a fool; it’s a dread
| full pull-back to a man.’’
Thors is a family at Medway, Mas*.,
| consisting of eleven members, into which
| death has never entered. The father is
I Dd years old, mother iU), one child' 65,
| and another 43; and their united ages aro
076 years.
JfitiyA Portland Indy lately issued cards
I fur a supper party, with “no butter” priu
i ted on them.
64sTTt must be a happyjthoug'at, to a
lover that his blood and that of his sweet
heart mingle in the same- -uiorquito.

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