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Nos. 199, 201 and 203 Baltimore street,
Invite the attention of Merchants visiting
Baltimore to make purchases, to the very
On Second Floor and Basement nf their
Embracing in addition, to their own large
and general importation of Foreign Goods,
a large and well selected stock of
Woolens, and
Staple Goods,
Of every description.
Onr splendid RETAIL STOCK OF
GOODS , on first floor, embracing articles
of every class, from low priced to the most
magnificent in every branch of trade, ren
dering our entire stork one of the most
extensive and complete in the United
The Wholesale and Retail Price being
uiaiked on each article, from which no
deviation is allowed.
1 ’arties not fully acquainted with
the value of goods, can buy from us with
perfect confidence. tnh2s
Franklinville Store
Baltimore County.
KEEP constantly on hand a, large and
well assorted slock of all kinds of
Goods adapted to the wants of the public,
such as
Dry Goods, Groceries,
ESSSSa SASttts. &&&&£
In fact any and every variety of articles
necessary to a well assorted stock, (.11 of
which will be sold at very lowest Cash
prices. The Factory being in operation,
it aflbrds a fine market for
for which the highest prices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. fe2G
ms iffliii.
THE undersigned have just received a
* large and well selected stock of Goods
suitable for the season. They are con
stantly making up the neatest work, and
the newest and most fashionable style of
Bonnets for the Spring and Sum
12pS mer, to which they invite the atten
tPZX tion of the citizens of the town and
the. surrounding country. They also de
sire an occasional call frSm their Baltimore
friends, when they want something of ex
tra sty le and finish, as they are aware that
the undersigned can and will lake pleasure
in putting up work of that description.
In addition to all styles of Bonnets,
they keep constantly on hand a variety of
fSuch 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
Washington street, two doors north of
the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s
Hotel, Havre-de-Gkace. sep2s
WE are at all times paying in cash
Port Depositc prices (or
Ziapidum, Harford County, Xttd.
Have also on hand a large and well se
lected slock of
Well seasoned and of good quality.
Constantly on hand.
Farmers will find it to their interest to
give us a call.
ju26 Agent for Davis &. Pugh.
fPHE undersigned keeps constantly on
1 hand all kirn sof WHITE and RED
ASH COAL, which he will sell by the
cargo or single ton.
jul7 Havre-de-Grace, Md.
•Vo. 6 ) .Yurih Cale rl Street,
Will be charged.
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; Twelvemonths, SB.OO.
Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less than a year.
Look where the ships go down ;
Some silently and slow,
Upon the sea of Life,
Full freighted with their woe ;
Others, with tattered sail,
From battling with rough wind,
, Sink down with mournful wail,
Nor leave one trace behind.
Look where the ships go down,
All round us on the way ;
Some strike on sudden rock,
With warning clear ns day;
And some, with calmest tide.
Whose course ere now was bright,
Beneath the dark waves hide
Their last uncertain light.
Look where the ships go down,
The harbor full in view,
With warnings on the rocks
To guide the traveller through.
Look where the wrecks go down,
Or wander tempest tossed,
With light and anchor gone;
For ever, ever toil I
Oh, soul of mine, keep calm 1
Sail firmly on thy way,
To meet the great “I Am"
At Heaven’s all-crowning day ;
Thy fears will all be o’er,
Thy anchor then at rest,
And thou for evermore
Safe bavened w ith the blest 1
IPisfdlittuflus. ‘
Mm at at Eylau.
It is at Eylau that Murat always ap-1
'■ pears in his most terrible aspect. This [
battle, fought in mid winter, in 1807, was !
the most important and bloody one that j
had then occurred. France and Russia j
never before opposed such strength to j
each other, and a complete victory on eith-!
’ er, side would have settled the fate of Eu- !
I rope. Bonaparte remained in possession |
. of the field, and that was all j no victory |
was ever so like a defeat.
The field of Eylau was covered with |
I snow, and the little ponds that were scat- |
tered over it were frozen sufficiently hard i
, to bear the artillery. Seventy-one thous- j
and men on one side and eighty-five thous
i and on the other, arose from tho frozen i
field on which they had slept that night j
iu February, without tent or covering, to
battle for a continent. Augereau, on the
left was utterly routed in the morning.—
Advancing through a snow-storm so thick
he cub Id not see tho enemy, the Russian
cannon mowed down his ranks with their
destructive fire, while the Cossack caval
| ry, which wore ordered to charge, came
thundering on almost hitting the Fret c’l
infantry with their long lanoes before they
were visible through the storm. Hem
med in and overthrown, the whole divi
sion composed of 16,000 men, with the ex
ception of 1,500, were captured or slain,
f J ust then the snow-storm clearing up re
j sealed to Napoleon the peril to which be
was brought, and ho immediately ordered
a grand ■ charge by the Imperial Guard
and the whole cavalry. Nothing was fur
ther from Bonaparte’s wishes or expecta
i t* ous lhan the bringing of his reserve into
the engagement at this early stage of the
battle, hut there was no other resource !
left him.
Murat sustained his high reputation on
this occasion, and proved himself, for the
hundredth time, worthy of tiie gijoat cou
. fidence Napoleon placed in him. Noth
ing could he more imposing than the bat
tle field at ties moment. Bonaparte and
the Empire tieiubled in the balance,
while Murat prepared to lead down his
cavalry lo save them. Seventy squadrons,
making in all 14,000 well mounted men,
, began t 0 move over the slope, with the
Old Guard marching sternly behind them.
Bonaparte, it is said, was more agitated
at this crisis than when, a moment be
fore, he was so near being captured by
the Russians. But as he saw those se
’ venty squadrons come down in a plunging
trot, pressing hard after the white plume
of Murat, that streamed through the snow
storm far in front, a smile passed over bis
countenance. 4he earth groaned and
trembled as they passed, and the sabres,
( above the dark and angry mass below,
j looked like the form of a sea-wave at its
i crest on the deep. The rattling of their
' armour, and the muffled thunder of their
tread, drowned all the roar of battle, as
with firm, set arrtty, and swift, stea Iv mo
tion, thep bore down with terrible front
| on the foe.
' j T e shock of that immense host was like
la falling fountain, and the front line of j
! the Rusfiuu army went down like breast- 1
i works betore it. Then commenced a pro-1
iraetid fight of hand to hand, and sword I
to sword, as in (he cavalry ac'ion of Eck
mull). The clashing of steel was like the
ringing of countless hammers, ami horses
and riders were blended in wild coo fusion
together; the Russian reserve were ordered
up, and ou these Murat fell with his tierce j
horsemen, crushing and trampling them
down by thousands. But the obstinate
Russians disdained to fly, and rallied
again, so that it was no lunger cavalry
charging on infantry, but squadrons ol !
horse galloping through the broken hosts
gathering into knots, still disputing, with '
unparalleled bravery, the red and rent ‘
It was during this strange fight that
Murat was sceu to perform one of those !
desperate deeds for which he was so ro*
Downed. Excited to the highest pitch of j
passion by the obstacles that opposed him
be seemed endowed with a tenfold j
strength, and looked more like a superhu- J
man being treading down helpless mortals, 1
than an ordinary man. Amid the roar of |
artillery and rattling of musketry and fall :
ing of sabre strokes like lightning about
him, that lofty white plume never once wont f
down, while ever and anon it was seen glar
ing through tho smoke of battle, the star
of hope to Napoleon, and showing that his
“right arm’' was still uplifted ami striking '
for victory. He raged like an unloosed |
lion amid the foe, and his eyes, always ter
rible in battle, burned with an increased j
lustre, while his clear and steady voice,
heard above the turmoil of strife was worth
tuore than a thousand trumpets to cheer
on his followers. At length, seeing a knot
of Russian soldiers that for a long time
kept up a devouring fire on his men he
wheeled his horse and drove in full gallop
upon their levelled muskets. A few of
his guards that never allowed that while
plume to leave their sight, charged after
him. Without waiting to count his foes,
he seized his bridle in his teeth; and with
his pistol iu one hand and liis drawn
sword in the other, burst in headlong fury
upon them, and scattered them as if a
hurricane had swept by. Murat was a
thunderbolt on that day, and the deeds
that were wrought by him will furnish
themes for tho poet and the painter.
Village Wedding in Sweden.
I will endeavor to describe a village
wedding in Sweden. It shall bo in sum
mer time, that there may be flowers'; and
in a southern province, that the bride may
be fair. The early song of the lark and
of tho chanticleer are mingling in the clear
morning air, and the sun, tho heavenly
bridegroom, with golden locks arises in
the east, just as our earthly bridegroom,
with yellow hair, arises in the south. In I
the yard there is a sound of voices and I
trampling of hoofs, and horses are sad-;
died. The steed that is to bear the bride-1
groom has a bunch of flowers upon his!
forehead, and a garland of corn flowers
arouud his neck. Friends from the neigh
boring farms come riding in, their blue
cloaks streaming in the wiud; and finally j
the happy bridegroom, with a whip in his
hand and a monstrous nosegay iu the
breast of his black jacket, comes forth
from his chamber; and then to horse and |
away towards the village, where the bride |
already sits and waits.
Foremost rides the spokesman, followed |
by some half dozen village musicians. 4
Next comes the bridegroom between his j
two groomsmen, and then forty or fifty
friends and tho wedding guests, half of]
them, perhaps, with pistols uud guns in |
their hands. A kind of baggage wagon j
brings up the rear, laden with food and |
drink for these merry pilgrims.
At the entrance of every village stands !
a triumphal arch laden with flowers, and i
ribbons, and evergreens ; and as they pass j
beneath it, the wedding guests fire a sa-;
lute, and tho whole procession stops; ami
straight from every pocket lies a black
jack tilled with punch or brandy. It is
passed from hand to hand among the
crowd; provisions are brought from the
Wagon, and after eating and drinking, and
hurrahing, the procession moves forward
again, and at length draws near the house
ot the bride. Four heralds ride forward
to announce that a knight and his atten
dams are in the neighboring forest, uud
prays for hospitality-. “How many are
you?’’ asks the bride’s father, “At;
least three hundred,'’ is the answer ; and
to this the bride replies: “Yes, were sev
(fn times as many, you should all bo wel
come, and in token thereof icceive this
cup.’’ Whereupon each herald receives
a can of ale; and soou aft*-r tin* whole jo
vial company come streaming into the ter- ]
uier’s yard, and riding round the May
pole which stands in the centre, alight
amid a grand salute and flourish of inusio.
In tho hall sits the bride with a crown
upon her head and a tear iu her eye, like
the V irgin Mary in old church paintings.
She is dressed in a red boddice and kirtie,
with loose linen sleeves. There is a gild
ed belt arouud her waist, and around her
neck strings of golden beads and a golden
chain. Ou the crown rests a wreath of
wild roses and below it another of cypress.
Loose over her shoulders fails her flaxen
hair, and her blue innocent eyes are fixed
on the ground. () thou good soul! thou
hast hard bauds but a soft beart! Thou art
poor. The very ornaments thou wearesl
arc nut thine. The blessings of heaven
he upon thee! So thinks the parish
priest as ho joins together the hands of
the bride and bridegroom, saying in a dc p ]
solemn lone, “I give thee in marriage this ]
damsel to be tby wedded wife in uli hon I
or, to share the half of thy bed, thy look j
and key, and every third penny which
you two may posse-s, or may inherit; and 1
all the rights which Uhland laws pr vide,!
and the holy king Erie give.”
the dinner is served, and the bride sit,
between the bridegroom and the priest:—
The spokesman delivers an oration, after
tiie custom of his fathers. Ho interlards
jlt well with quotations from the Bible.
; and invites the Saviour to be present at
| tbc marriage feast as Ha wns present at
ilie waniage-feust of Caca of Galilee.—
The table is not sparingly set forth.—
I Each makes a long arm; and the feast
; goes cheerily on. I’unch and brandy
|iass round between the courses, and here
and there a pipe is smoked while waiting
f>r tho next di-h. They sit long at the
: table ; but as all things must have an cod,
!so must a Swedish dinner. Then the
; dance begins. It is led off by the bride
j irtid the priest, who perform a solemn
minimi together.
I Not i*ll midnight comes the last dance,
j The girls form n ring round the bride, to
1 keep her from the bands of the married
j women, who endeavor to brook through
: the magic circle uud seize their new sis
| ter. After a lung struggle they succeed ;
and the crown is taken from her head, and
| tile jewels from her neck, and her boddice
: is unlaced and her kirtie taken off, aud
like a vestal virgin, clad all in white, she
1 goes, but it is to her marriage chamber
i not to her grave; ami the wedding guests
follow her with lighted candles iu their
I bauds. And this is a village bridal.—
Egyptian Homes.
Of Egyptian homes it is not possible
for the transient traveller to give a de
tailed account, owing chiefly to the seclu
sion of tho females. The dwellings of the
wealthy citizens are comfortable and even
elegant; but an Arab village, or rather
neighborhood, is the must complete scene
of human degradation and wretchedness
on earth. During my staiy here I have
visited two such neighborhoods—one near
the railway station, and the other at the
base of Pompey’s Pillar. Tho streets are
mere alleys, crooked and filthy as one can
possibly imagine ; the buildings are mud
huts, without floors, windows, or doors;
tho interior consists of but one apartment
for tho accommodation of a large family ;
most of them are destitute of all manner
of furniture, having neither divans, tables
or chairs. During the day tho wretched
inmates sit iu the sun before their hovels,
idling away a life of the value of which
they have no idea, and when the shades
and dampness of night come on, they re
tire to their cheerless huts and lie down
upon pallets of chopped straw.
The inhabitants of these quarters are
| exceedingly uncomely, indescribably fil
| thy, half naked, and insensible to shame.
! Opthalmia prevails to a fearful extent
among them, four-fifths of them being
j thus affected, giving to their countenances
a most revolting appearance. It seemed
impossible that human beings could have
j fallen so low, lost to all that is refined,
I cheering, and holy iu man’s better estate.
Huvv broken must be the spirit of a peo
ple, to live in such a state, or how iudif- 1
ferent must they bo to happiness, to pre- ■
| fer idleness and poverty to industry and
! wealth. And how oppressive must be a
I government to doom its subjects to such a
lot, and hew degrading must be a religion
to abandon its devotees to such vice ami
I woe.
The Frank quarter of Alexandria is
■ not only the most delightful portion of i
• the town, but forms a beautiful contrast
j with the Turkish neighborhood, in the
| general aspects of eleauliuess, health all d -
| turift. The quarter is at the extremity
]of tho city, farthest from the port. In
1 the centre is a noble park, enclosed with -
I an iron railing, and in each end is a spa
cious fountain, which, on pleasant after
noons, send up their cheering jots of
sparkling waters, to tho astonishment of:
Arabs and to the delight of Europeans.—
This park is the grand promenade for all ■
ranks, and in view of different nations!
represented here, the scene is often tho
world iu miniature.
The dwellings of the Europeans are
large ami elegant, and the fashionable:
stores and splendid carriages evince tiie I
wealth and prosperity of the place. This
prosperity is due, to a great extent, lo the 1
trade between India and Europe which :
flows through this port, and to the fact;
tliat Alexandria is on the great highway |
or overland mute between tho East and
West. And also the natural resources ol
Egypt are being developed under a new :
aud vigorous system which is proving im j
mctisely lucrative to capitalists, and is re-]
storing the ancient prestige of the city—
that of being the grand emporium of the
In this square stands the English
Church, a most beautiful edifice, surroun
ded with trees and shrubbery, ft is well
attended, am) is a channel of great good.
Though the government of Egypt is Mo-j
hauimedaii, and tiie I’aslia a devoted Mos
lem, yet religions toleration is enjoyed.
“Isaac,” said Mrs. Partington to
her nephew, “when you enter the state of
alimony, choose a voracious and well-uni
formed young woman. Then, my dear,
your love will be infernal, uud your pros
perity certain.” Ike looked exceedingly
solemn, and proceeded to put molasses ou
the door-knob.
i ••■—
tfe#* A woman, with uu india rubber
I bosom filled with “old rye,” was recently
arrest d in one of the camps near Wash- 1
ington. She excused herself ou the plea
! of desiring to infuse, more spirits into tiie
! army. It seems her object was patriotic, |
though she had u rum way of showing it.
s! ‘ Soldiers’ Speculations.
| A letter from the Army the Potomac
1 h*s the following good tiling.
11 1 A low months ago two soldiers were sen-
l need, for u trivial offence, to ten days in
( the guard-house, but they were takeu out
occasionally to do police duly' about camp. !
| UMng police duty, you must know, is not
j iu the army what it is iu the city, but
consists in going about, under guard, nud
[ cleaning up the camp Those soldiers 1
were put to cleaning away tiie mud from !
; the from of the cl u< l’s-quarters. They ,
were from a New York eiiy regiment, and, |
’ to judge fiom lluir dialect, might have!
] been named Moso and Sykesy. At any j
rate, I shall call them so iu the nooi-|
1 tal. They had worked well, and finally !
seated themselves on a log to await Iho ar- i
' rival of the sergeant of the guard to re
i lievc them, when the following conversa
tion took place ;
Most.—Say, Sykesy, what are you goin’
to do when yer three years is up { (join’ i
[ to he a vet ? guy.
Sykesy—Not if 1 know myself, 1 ain’t
I —no’ I’m goiu’ to be a citizen, 1 nm.—
; I m goin buck to New York, and am \
\ goin’ to lay ofl and take comfort, bum
round the engiue-bousc, aud run wid der
1 Mosk —Well, I tell yer what I’m a ,
; goin’lo do; I’ve jest been thinkio’ the |
matter all over, aud got the whole thing ]
fixed. In the first place, I’m goin’ home
( to New York, and as soon as I gat my dis.-1
3 i charge, I’m goin’ to take a good bath, and !
. | got this Virginia sacred soil off me. Then i
. [ I’m goin’ to have my head shatnpood, my
J hair cut and combed forward and ’iled,
, and then I’m goin’ to some up-town clqth
r ] ing-store and buy mo a suit of togs. Pm
3 1 goin’ to get a gallus suit too —black
s j breeches, red shirt, black choker, stove
- 31 pipe hat, with black bombazine around it,
r ! and a pair of them shiny leather butes,—
i j Then I’m goiu up to Delmouicu’s place,
3 ! and am goiu’ for to order jest the best din-1
, | ncr ho can get up. lam goin’ to have all
j he has ou his dinner ticket, you bet.—
.; What ? No I I guess I won’t have a
\ j gay old dinner much, for I’ll be a citizen |
thnn, and won’t have to break my teeth !
’ j off gnawing hard lack. After I’ve had j
5 my dinner, I will call for a bottle of wine;
I and a cigar, and all the New York papers, ’
and then I’ll jest set down, perch my
’ j feet upon the table, drink my wine,smoke |
, j my cigar, read the news, and wonder why ;
the Army of the Potomac don’t move.
' I
I j -*
I i The pin was not known iu England till!
■ j towards the middle or latter end of the i
reign of Henry VIII.; the ladies until then
-1 using ribbons, hoops, skewers of wood,
II of brass, silver, or gold. At first th pin
1 i was so ill made, that iu the 34th year of
I the king, Parliament enacted that none
I I should be sold unless they bo “double
i headed, aud have the headdes soudered
■; faste to tho shanke of the pyun >,” <fee
i But this interference had such au influence |
j ou the manufacture, that the public could |
obtain no supply until the obnoxious |
Act was repealed. Ou referring to the
I statute-book, the Act of repeal, which
; passed in the 37th year of the same reign,
, contains tho following clauses, which tend
| to show how cautious the legislature ought
to be not to iuterferc with any umuufaeto
]: ry which they do not perfectly under
i stand.
■i The Act of repeal having recited the
j former act, it then goes on to say, “At!
i which lyme the pynners playniy promised
| to serve the kynge’s liege people we! and
sufficiently, and at a reasonable price.— i
( And forasmuch setts the inakyug of the I
1 ! saide Act there hath been scare!tec of
i pynnes within this realuie that the kynge’s i
I liege people have not hon wel nor com
pletely served of such pynnes imr ar like
j to be served nor tho pyuuers of this realme ;
] (as it doeth now manifestly appeic) bo >
1! table to serve the people of this realme
1 accordyng to their miiod promise. In
coiisideraciou whereof it maie please the
kyngc, &c,, that it maie be adjudged aud!
i denied from bensforth frustrated nud ni
-11 hilitated and to be repealed for ever.”—]
! Slut. Jh-nrici Octavi , xxxvii , rug. 3.
i Tiie consumption of the whole nation!
! was in 1863 estimated at twenty millions:
j of pius per day.
■ -
Original Identity.
Professor C., of one of our flourishing :
I New England colleges, was au able man.
but unfortunately had a hobby, which Le
rode in season and out of seaeu, much to |
the annoyance of tho students, liis was |
an exceedingly fine-spun metaphysical
theory, to tho effect that the original iden
tity of a substance is never lost by any ;
transmutation or change which may take
place iu respect to the substance itself. ]
One lecture evening, alter the worthy j
! professor had expatiated at some length
on Lis favorite topic, an irreverent student
asked leave to propose a question, when
the following colloquy ensued :
Stiuleut, You see this kuifu which i
hold in uiy hand ? •
j Prof. Certainly.
Student. If I should lose (he blade,!
and have a new one put iu its place,!
i would it bo the same knife afterwards? j
| Prof Most assuredly.
Student. Then, if I should subsequent-;
| ly lose the handle, and get it replaced, ■
would it still be the same knife. 1
Prof. Certainly,
i Stui/eiit. Then, if some one should find
! the original blade and handle, and put
them together, what knife would Unit be ?
i Tho answer of the Professor is not re
YOL. Till.—NO. 27.
■ - -t-J——-
An Honest Deacon.
Deacon N was aa honest old codger,.
: a kind neighbor, and good Christian, be
| lieving in the Presbyterian creed to the
fullest extent; bt luckaday I the deacon
would occasionally get exceeding mellow,
and almost every Sunday at dinner he
would indulge in favorite elder brandy to.
such an extent that it was with difficulty
i that he reached his pew in the aisle, near
! the pulpit, and between the minister and
I the village squire. One Sunday morning
the parson told his flock that be should
preach a sermon- touching many glaring
! sins so conspicuous among them—and he
hoped they would listen attentively, and,
not flinch if he happened to be severe.—
I The afternoon came, and the house was
■ full; everybody turned out to see their
neighbors ‘'dressed down’’ by the minister,
who, after well opening his sermon, com
menced upon this transgressors with a
loud voice, with the questions : “Where
,is tho drunkard ?’’ A solemn pause suo
! ceeded the inquiry, when up rose Deacon
N , his face red from the frequent
draughts of his favorite drink, and steady
! iog himself as well as he could by the potv
: rail, looked up and replied in a trembling
1 and piping voice :
“Hero I am !”
Of course, a consternation in the congre
gation was the result of the honest dea
con’s response ; however, the parson went
on with his remarks, as he had written
them, commenting severely upon the
drunkard, and closed by warning him to
| forsake at once such evil habits if he would
hope for salvation and floe from the wrath
to come.
“Aud now,’ 1 asked tho preacher in his
loudest tones, “where is the hypocrite?"
A pause, but no one responded. Eyes
were turned upon this and that man, but
the glances seemed to he directed to tho
squire’s pew, and indeed the parson seem
|ed to squint hard in that direction. The
j deacon saw where the shaft was aimed, or
where it should be aimed, and rising onco
more, leaned over his pew to the squire,
whom he tapped on the shoulder, and thus
addressed him ;
“Come, squire, why don’t you get up ?
■ I did when they called on ine.’’
Hemaikable Cure.
A very remarkable case of a cure of a
j stiff joint was recently effected by the
surgeons in one of the hospitals in Mari
| ettn, Ga. The knee joint of a soldior had
| been for several months altogether uo
] bendable, and he bad been fur that reason
j assigned to post duty.
Tho surgeon of the post, for some ren
\ son, was led to believe that a euro could
be effected, and he directed one of his
assistants to put the man under the influ
ence of chloroform. The opportunity
was taken when the subject was found
asleep, and an instantaneous bending of
i the joint was the result. In order that
! this patient might have no doubt of the
■ perfectness of his cure when ho shook!
return to consciousness, tho leg was drawn
up and tied with a handkerchief. Upon
coming to his senses, and to a realization
of his condition, the patient struggled
j manfully to strengthen and stiffen his
. leg hut it was “no go.’’ Ills limb was
sound, and up to the front he went.
He had played his trick so successfully
that some of his comrades, who had been
| associated with him for months, honestly
; believed that the chloroform limbered his
j leg.
Patrick llesuy Interrogated.—
As germane to the subject of duels, wo
i recollect hearing from the late Chief Jus
-1 tiee .Marshall, that Governor Giles, of
Virginia, once addressed a note of this
i tenor to Patrick Henry :
“Sir: I understand that you have call
ed me a‘bob-tail’ politician. 1 wish to
know if it he true; and if true, your
■ meaning. W)I. J 5. Gn.KS.”
To adiieh Mr. II ury replies in this
i “Sir :• Ido nut recollect having called
j you a hub-tail politician at any time, but.
| think it probable I have. Not recollecl
| ing tho time or occasion, I can’t say what
, I did mean ; but if you will tell me what
I you think I meant, 1 will say whethir
; you are correct or not.
Very respectfully,
Patrick Hekrt.”
Stephen Hull, a queer genius, had
made In quint gracious promises to his
troubled Iriends that he would put him
- self out of the way. One stinging cold
, night ho vowed he would go out and freeze
himself to death.
About eleven o'clock he returned shiv
-1 ering ami snapping his (ingets.
“V by doii’t you llteste ?’’ asked a lov
: iug relative.
| “Golly! said the follow, “when I freeze,
I mean to take u warmer night titan this
for it.'*
Patriotism. —Orpheus (J. Kerr says:
“Patriotism, in. buy, i< a vary beautiful
thing. The surgeon of it Western regi
ment lias analyzed a hard case ef it, and
says it is peculiar to (ho hemisphere.—
; Me s ays it breaks out in the mouth, caus
ing tho heart to swell, lie says it goes
‘on raging until it reaches the pocket,
| when it suddenly disappears, leaving the
| patient very conservative and constitn
: tioniil.”
S'*." “Pray, sir,’ said a young hello to
i tho keeper of a circulating library, “Have
you Man us h,c is ■" “No, Miss,” replied
tho clerk, wishing to accommodate her,
and with no other meaning, “but wj
have 11 untttit us she ahovhf is

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