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THE MB IS & INTELLIGEN CER.
SI PER ANNUM.
LARGEST STOCK OF DRY GOODS IN
. - BALTIMORE.
HAMILTON EASTER & CO.
Nos. 199, 201 and 203 Baltimore street,
Invite the attention of Merchants visiting
Baltimore to make purchases, to the very
extensive
WHOLESALE STOCK
OF
On Second Floor and Basement nf their
Warehouse ,
Embracing in addition to their own large
anil general importation of Foreign Goods,
a large and well selected stock of
Domestics,
Woolens, and
Staple Goods,
Of every description.
Onr splendid RETAIL STOCK OF
GOODS , on first floor, embracing articles
of every class, from low priced to the most
magnificent in every branch of trade, ren
dering our entire slock one of the most
extensive and complete in the United
States.
The Wholesale and Retail Price being
maiked 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
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-,
HARDWARE,
SKSSS&b SAJKfc
NOTIOATS,
CHINA AND GLASS WARE,
In fact any ami every variety of articles
necessary to a well assorted stock, til of
which will be sold at very lowest Cash
prices. The Factory being in operation,
it affords a fine market for
coimsOT nwircs,
for which the highest prices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. fe26
NEW BOOK.'
fpilE undersigned have just received a
* large ami well selected slock 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-
BiWp met, to which they invite the atten-
V?L 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
iu 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
SMALL WARE*
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 of
the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s
Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep2s
FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE!
TTTE are at all limes paying in cash
V \ Poit Deposite prices lor
GI&IST,
AT OCR WAREHOUSE IN
z Bapidum, Harford County, Md.
Have also on hand a large and well se
lected stock of
UHBEiI,
Well seasoned and of good quality.
FINE BONE, GUANO,
PHOSPHATE ,
PLASTER & SALT,
Constantly on hand.
Farmers will find it to their interest to
give us a call.
ANDREW ABELS.
. ju26 Agent for Davis & Pugh.
COALICOAL!
ffMIE undersigned keeps constantly on
J. hand all kim;s of WHITE ami RED
ASH COAL, which lie will sell by the
cargo or single ton.
JOSEPH M. SIMMONS,
ju!7 Havre-de-Grace, Md.
O. MEUItYMAN. K. P. KKECII, D. D. 8.
MERRYMAN b KEECH,
OMTSSTS* '
JVb. 5l No Ah Cain* rt Street ,
BALTIMORE.
" LET 03 CLING TO THE CONSTITUTIO. AS TUB MAUI NEB CLINGS TO Tlli-I LAST PLANK WHEN TUB NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM."
THE /ESIS AND INTELLIGENCER
IS PUBLISHED
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
BY
BATEMAN & BAKER,
AT *
ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM,
IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE {
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,
$6 00; Twelve months, SB.OO.
Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less than a year.
IMititl.
LINES
Said to have been found in the cake basket, at a
Ball given in honor of the victory at Waterloo,
and supposed to have been written by a lady
who had lost relatives in the battle—June,
1816:
A moment pause, ye British fair,
While Pleasure's phantom ye pursue;
, And say, if sprightly dance or air
Suit with the name of Waterloo.
Awfnl was the victory—
Chastened should the triumph be;
Mid the laurels she has won,
Britain mourns for many a son.
Veiled ine’ouds the morning rose:
Nature seemed to mourn the day
I Which consigned, before its close,
Thousands to their kindred clay.
How unfit for courtly ball,
I Or the giddy festival,
Was the grim and ghastly view,
i Ere evening closed on Waterloo.
’ See the Highland warrior rushing—
Firm in danger—on the foe,
Till the life-blood warmly gushing,
Lays the plaided hero low ;
His native pipes’ accustomed sound,
'Mid war’s infernal concert drown’d, •
Cannot soothe bis last adieu,
I Or wake his sleep on Waterloo.
Chasing o’er the cuirassier
Seethe foaming charger flying,
Trampling in his wild career
i All alike the dead and dying,
r See the bullet through his side
Answered by the spouting tide;
1 Helmet, horse, and lider too,
, Roll cn bloody Waterloo.
Forbear I Till Time with lenient hand
lias soothed the pang of recent sorrow ;
And let the picture distant stand,
■ The soft’ning hue of years to borrow.
| When our race has passed away,
Hands unborn may wake the lay
Which gives to joy alone the view
Of Britain's fame at Waterloo.
[These beautiful lines, Mr. Editor, seem espe
-1 dully appropriate in these days, when men are
i disposed to rejoice immoderately at the victories
. which arc gained in our present bloody strife.—
| And us they have nfever before appeared in print,
. we would rescue them from the oblivion in which
they would otherwise remain. W.]
I Jpisttlliiiuflus..
• - . .r _____________ _ _ _ _
; ANCIENT AND MODERN HUMBUGS
0E THE WORLD.
BY P. T. BARNUM.
l
r DEFINITION OF THE WORD HUM
BUG—WARREN OP LONDON—
GENIN, THE HATTER—GOS
LING’S BLACKING.
’ When I come to sit down earnestly to
1 fulfil my engagement with the publishers
of the Mercury, to write for them a series
' of articles upon the “Humbugs of the
1 World”, I confess myself somewhat puz
zled in regard to the true definition of
that word. To be sure, Webster says that
humbug as a noun, is an “imposition un
der fair pretences” j and as a verb, it is
* “To deceive ; to impose on.’’ With all
due deference to Doctor Webster, I sub
mit, that, according to present usage, this
is not the only, nor even the generally-ac
' copied definition of that term.
We will suppose, for instance, that a
man with “fair pretences” applies to a
wholesale merchant for credit on a large
bill of goods. His “fair pretences’’ com
prehend an assertion that ho is a moral
and religious man, a member of the
church, a man of wealth, etc., etc. It
turns out that ho is not worth a dollar,
but is a base, lying wretch, on impostor
and a cheat. He is arrested and impris
oned “for o.)!a uing property under false
pretences,” or, as Webster says, “fair pre
te..oes.” Hu is punished for his villainy.
The public do not call him a “humbug
’ they very properly term him a swindler.
A man, hearing the appearance of a gen
tleman in die s and uianncis, purchases
property from you and with “fair pro
touces” obtains your couti ieuce. You
, find, when he has left., that ho paid you
with countirfv.t bank notes, or a forged
draft. This man is justly called a “for 1
ger,’ or “counterfeiter j” and if arrested,
. he is punished as such ; but nobody thinks
of calling him a “humbug.”
A respeulahlolooking man sits by your
i j side in an omnibus or railcar. He conver-
I ses fluently, and is evidently a man of in
; telli t encc and re-ding. He attracts your
attention by his “fair pretences.” Arriv
ing at your journey’s end, you miss yonr
. wat hand your pocket hook. Yourfdlow
i passenger proves to he the thief. Every
' j body culls him a “pickpocket,” and not- !
I withstanding his “fair preti ncea,” not a|
: person in tho community calls him a'
I “humbug ’’
j Two actors appear as stars at two rival |
, .'hctree. T' ey rc < qnallj- laleatcU, equ >|-1
BEL AIR, Ml). FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 15, 1864.
ly pleusinjr. One advertises himself simpl y .
j as a tragi dian, under his proper name — the
I other boasts that he is a priouc, and (rears '
: decorations presented by all the potentates ;
j of the world, iucludinu the “King of the
( Cannibal Islands." lie is correctly set. i
| down as a “humbug," while this term is ;
i never applied to the other actor. But if:
the inau who boasts of having received a J
foreign title is a miserable actor, and he |
1 gets up and bogus enter
tainments, or pretends to devote the pro
ceeds of his tragic efforts to some charita
ble object, without, in fact, doing so —be
is then a humbug in the offensive sense
of that word, for lie is an “impostor under
fair pretences."
Two physicians reside in one of our fash
ionable avenues. They were both educa
ted in the best medical colleges ; each has
i passed an examination, received his diplo
ma, and been dubbed an M. D. They are
equally skilled in the healing art. One
rides quietly about the city in his gig or
brougham, visiting his patients without
noise or clamor—the other sallies out in
his coach and four, preceded by a band of
music, and his carriage aud horses are
covered with handbills and placards, an
nouncing his “wonderful cures." This
man is properly called a quack and a hum
bug. Why ? Not because be cheats or
imposes upon the public, for he does not,
but because, as generally understood,
“humbug" consists in putting on glitter
ing appearances—outside show —novel ex
pedients, by which to suddenly arrest pub
lic attention, and attract the public eye
and ear.
Clergymen, lawyers, or physicians, who
should resort to such methods of attract
ing the public, would not, for obvious rea
sons, be apt to succeed. Bankers, insu
rance-ogcnts, and others, who aspire to
become the custodians of the money of
their fellow-men, would require a different
species of advertising from this ; but there
are various trades and occupations which
need only notoriety to insure success, al
ways provided that when customers are
oneo attracted, they never fall to get their j
money’s-worth. An honest man who ;
thus arrests public attention will bo called
a “humbug," but he is not a swindler or
an impostor. If, however, after attract
ing crowds of customers by his unique dis
plays, a man foolishly fails to give them a
full equivalent for their money, they nev
er patronize him a second time, but they
very properly denounce him as a swindler,
a cheat, and “impostor they do not,
however, call him a “humbug." lie fails,
not because he advertises his wares in an
outre manner, but because, after attracting
crowds of patrons, he stupidly and wicked
ly cheated them.
When the great blacking-maker of Lon
don dispatched Lis agent to Egypt to
write on the pyramids of tihiza, in huge
letters, “Buy Warren’s Blacking, 30
Strand, London,” he was not “cheating"
travelers upon the Nile. His blacking
was really a superior article, aud well
worth the price charged for it, but he was
“humbugging” the public by this queer
way of arresting attention. It turned out j
just as he anticipated, that English trav
elers in that part of Egypt were indiguant
at this desecration, and they wrote back to
the London Times (every Englishman
writes or threatens to “write to the Times,”
if any thing goes wrong), denouncing the
“Goth" who bad thus disfigured these an
cient pyramids by writing on them in
monstrous letters: “Buy Warreu’s Black
ing, 30 Strand, London.” The Times
published these letters, and backed them
up by several of those awfully grand and
dictatorial editorials peculiar to the great
“Thunderer," in which the blacking-ma
ker, “Warren, 30 Strand," was stigma
tized as a man who had no respect for the
ancient patriarchs, and it was hinted that \
be would probably not hesitate to sell his j
blacking on the sarcophagus of Pharaoh, j
“or any other’’—mummy, if he could |
only make money by it. In fact, to cap i
the climax, Warren was denounced as a
“humbug." These iudignaut articles were
copied into all the Provincial journals,
and very soon, in this manner, the col- j
umns of every newspaper in Great Britain
were teeming with this advice: “Try
Warren’s Blacking, 30 Strand, Loudon." |
The curiosity of the public was thus
aroused, and they did “try" it, and find- J
ing it a superior article, they continued to
purchase it and recommend it to their;
friends, and Warren made a fortune by it. |
He always attributed bis success to his i
haying “humbugged” the public by this j
unique method of advertising bis blacking j
in Egypt I But Warren did not cheat his
cu tomers, nor practice “an imposition
under fair pretences.’’ Ho was a charla- j
taa, a humbug, but be was an honest up
right man, and no one called him an im
postor or a cheat. 1
When the tickets for Jenny Lind’s first
concert in America wore sold at auction,,
several business men, aspiring for notori
ety, “bid high” for the first t ; eket. It
was finally knocked down to “Geuin, the I
Hatter,’’ for 8225. The journals in Poit-|
land, Maine, and Houston, T. xas, and
all other journals throughout the United j
States, between these two cities, which j
were connected with the telegraph, an-,
j nouuccd the fact in their columns the i
j next morning. Probably two millions of
j readers read the announcement, and asked,;
j “Who is Gcnin, tiro Hatter?" Genin
I became famous in a Jay. Every man iu
j voluntarily examined bis hat, to see if it
was made by Gcnin ; and an lowa editor
I declared that one of his neighbors disouv
j ered the name of Gcnin in his old hat,
| and immediately announced the fact to his
i neighbors in front of the Post Office. I
was suggested that the old hat should be
sold at auction. It was done then and
there, and the Genin hat sold for fourteen
j dollars ! Gentlemen from city and coun
try rushed to Geuiu’s store to buy their
i hats, many of them willing to pay even
an extra dollar, if necessary, provided
’: they could get a glimpse of Genin him
-1 self. _ f ,
This singular freak put thousands of
; dollars into the pocket of “Geuin, the
H utter,” and yet 1 never beard it charged \
that he wade poor hats, or that he would
be guilty of an “impobiliun under fair
pretences.’’ On the contrary, he is a
gentleman of probity, and of the first re
spectability-.
When the laying of the Atlantic Tele
graph wss nearly completed, 1 was in
Liverpool. 1 offered the Company one
thousand pounds sterling (85,000) f.ir the
privilege of sending the first twenty w< rds
over the cable to my museum in New
York—not that theie was any intrinsic
merit in the words, but that I fancied
that there was mote than $5,000 worth of:
notoriety in the operation. But Queen j
Victoria and “Old Buck" were ahead of
me, their messag -s had the preference, {
aud I was compelled to “take a back |
seat."
By thus illustrating what 1 believe the
public will concede to be the sense in which
the word “humbug” is generally used
and understood at the present time, in
this country as well as in England, I do
not propose that my letters un this sub
ject shall be nairowed down to that defi
nition of the wo d. On the contrary, I
expect to treat of various fallacies, delu
sions, and deceptions in ancient and mod
ern times, which, according to Webster’s
definition, may be called “humbugs,” in
asmuch as they were “impositions under
fair pretences.”
In writing of modern humbugs, how
ever, I shall sometimes have occasion to
give the names of honest and respectable
1 parties now living, and 1 felt it but just
{ that the public should fully comprehend
j my doctrine, that a man may, by common
usage, be termed a “humbug,’’ without
by any means impeaching bis integrity.
Speaking of “blacking-makers” re
minds me that one of the first sensation
alists in advertising whom I remember to
have seen, was Mr. Leonard Gosling, known
as “Monsieur Gosling, the great French
Blacking-maker.” He appeared in New
York in 1830. He flashed like a meteor
across the horizon; and before be had
been in the city three months, nearly
everybody had heard of “Gosling’s Black-
I ‘“I? ”
I well remember his magnificent “four
in hand"—a splendid team of blood bays,
with long black tails, and managed with
, such dexterity by Gosling himself, who
was a great “whip,” that they almost
seemed to fly. The carriage was embla
zoned with the words “Gosling’s Black
ing,” in large gold letters, and the whole
turuout whs so elaborately ornamented and
bedizzened, that everybody stopped aud
, gazed with wondering admiration A
bugle-player or a band of music always
accompanied the great Gosling, and, of
course, helped to attract the public atten
tion to his establishment. At the turn
ing of every street corner your eyes rested
upou “Gosling’s Blacking.” From every
show window gilded placards discoursed
eloquently of tho merits of “Gosling’s
Blacking.” The newspapers teemed with
poems written in its praise, and showers
of pictorial handbills, illustrated almanacs
and tinseled souvenirs, all laudin • the
virtues of “Gosling’s Blacking,’’ smother
ed you at every point.
Tho celebrated originator of negro de
lineations, “Jim Crow Rice,” made his
appearance at Hamblin’s Bowery Theatre
lat about this time. The crowds which
j thronged there were so great that hun
j dreds from the audience were frequently
! admitted upon the stage. In one of his j
I scenes Rice introduced a negro boot
blacking establishment. Gosling was too
“wide awake to lot sueh au opportunity
pass unimproved, aud Rico was paid for
j singing on original black Guslnig ditty,
while a score of placards bearing the in
j scription, “Use Gosling's Blacking,” were
j suspended at different points in this negro
| boot-polishing ball. Everybody tried
I “Gosling’s Blacking;” and as it was a
j really good article, his sales in city aud
! country Soon became immense. Gosling
i made a fortune in seven years, and retir
| ed; tut, like thousands before him, it
was “easy come easy go.’’ He engaged
j in a lead-mining speculation, and it was
' generally understood that his fortune was,
I in a great measure, lost as rapidly as it
| was made.
Here let me digress, iu firder to observe
j that one of the most difficult things in
j life is for men to bear discreetly sudden
prosperity. Unless considerable time aud
j labor are devoted to earning money, it is
I not appreciated by its possessor; and,
having no practical knowledge of the val
j ue of money, he generally gets rid of it
with the same case that marked its acu-
I mutation. Mr. Astor gave the experience
j of thousands when he said that he found
[ more diffijully in earning and saving his
i first thousand dollars' than iu aecumula
| ting all tho subsequent millions which fi
‘j ually made up his fortune. Tho very
j economy, perseverance aud discipline
which he was obliged to practice, as he
gained his money, .dollar by by dollar,
gave him a just appreciation of its value,
and thus led him into those habits of in
dustry, prudence, temperance, and untir
ing diligence so conducive and necessary i
ij to his fuiure success.
Mr. Ogling, howevr, wa act a man
to be put down by a single financial re
verse. He opened a store in Canajoha
rie, N. Y., which was burned, and on
which there was no insurance. He came
again to New York in 1839, and estab
lished a restaurant, where, by devoting
the services of himself and several mem
bers of his family assiduously to the busi
ness, be soon reveled in his former pros
perity, and snapped his fingers in glee at
what unreflecting persons form “the freaks
of Dame Fortune.” He is mill living in
New York, hale and hearty at the age of
seventy. Although Called a “French’’
blackiug-jiukei*, Mr. Gosling is in reality
a Dutchman, having been born in-thocity
of Amsterdam, Holland. Ho is the fath
er of twenty-fourchildreu, twelve of whom
are still living, to cheer him in his decli
ning years, and to repay him in gratefal
attentions for tho valuable lessons of pru
dence, integrity and industry through the
adoption of which they are honored as
respectable aud Worthy members of soei
. el >-
A Peep Into tho Kitchen.
In Holland the entrance to the parlor is
; thro’ the kitchen ; perhaps according to
I curtain adage that “the way to a man’s
heart is through hid stomach.” Among
country folks the parlor is seldom opened
to visitors, save at weddings and funerals.
Then there is another way of entrance.—
Ordinarily it is through the kitchen. No
one thinks of offering or asking an apolo
gy for this route. That is an important
part of the house, and if well in order, the
thrifty housekeeper may well be proud of
it. Our foremothers used to have kitch
ens too. And no one was ashamed of
them. Now if a visitor, especially if he
be a minister, happens by accident to
reach the kitchen door, all its inmates will
bo covered with blushes and blunder away
at awkward apologies, as if it were u siu
to have a place to cook and wash dishes.
To get this very important apartment
as much out of view as possible, it was
first put into a back building; then into
a building back of the back building; and
there is a prospect that before long It will
be put back farther still. So that the art of
cooking promises to become quite a mystery
ere long. The inside of the American
kitchens, too, is fust shrinking into the un
seen. Tho old fireplace is closed up, the
kitchen-cupboard, with it stores of queens
ware, and the dish trough have disappear
ed ; the cooking-stove is all that remains,
and that is not allowed to work In sight.
We like the old kitchen better. It hud
more poetry and heart than that of tho
present day. It rarely gave people tho
dyspepsia. It was more frank and cheer
ful and less hypocritical. Then there was
still au open fire-place. Every home had
a real “fire-side.” Toe children watched
the crackling flames, and the simmering,
steaming meat iu the pan—not merely a
metaphorical pan, but an iron reality on
three legs. Then there was a coffee ket
tle whoso music I still remember. How
sweet was the odor of coming dishes. It
gave an edge to our child appetite. With
wonder we watched the busy hands, scour
ing aud scrubbing; when made to lend a
helping hand the wonder vanished. No
children of the present generation will
have such pleasant homo memories clus
ter around the kitchen hearth as those of
the past. — Ger. Ref Messenger.
Attempt to Wash a Blackamoor White.
An amusing attempt has just been made
to wash a black man white. A letter tiom
Zurich says :
In Leesburg, Aarguia, a travelling com
pany of showmen, under the lead of au
African, Janetti, who is *iow a French
subject, made its appearance at the time
of the annual fair, for the purpose of giv
ing representations.. The police authori
ties of the place were astounded that a man
whose papers and pass w-re quite correct,
but wbo was black, should speak Ftcnoh
with perfect fluency. Their suspicions
were aroused to such an extent that Jan
etli was summoned totbe bureau. Water,
soap and sponge were procured, aud Ja
nelti reduced to a state of nature, and
washed most vigrrously by two of the sub
ordinates. All iu vain ; tho black, so far
from disappearing, only conies out bright
er, and with greater lustre. The doubts
of the police, however, are far from being
solved. Au apothecary was sent for.—
Cyanide of potassium is, by bis advice,
next applied to the skin of Janetti, but
blackamoor is not to be washed white, and
tho ill-used actor had to be dismissed, sl
ier defying the efforts of his persecutors.
It is said he will lay a complaint on the
subject before the Council of the Swiss
Confederation.
An attempt of the sort described above
has been going ou in this country fur
years, aud a large number of policemen
and apothecaries Lave been applying pup
and caustic until the poor negroes have
been nearly eaten up. And not the first
black has been made white. But the
apothecaries have not given up the effort;
—and will not while there is any soap iu
Uncle Sam’s tub.
“Do you enjoy going to church
now ?” asked a lady caller of Mrs. Par
tington. “Law me, 1 do’” replied Mrs.
P. “Nothing does mo so much good as
to get up real early on Sunday morning,
fix up, and go to church, and hear a real
smart minister dispense with the gospel.”
fifcSf A man was Lund one night iu a
fulling mill trying to climb the overshot
wheel. When asi'cd nhut he was doing,
ho add ho was trying to get up to b d,
but somehow or other the stalls wouldn’t
hold still.
TOL. VIII.—NO. 29.
A Dutch Romance,
• Sever*! of the Pari* journals tell iho
1 following story relating to the inteproter
3 of the Japanese embassy now in Pari*
' Frantz Lleckman was a native of Holland,
> but being of a roving disposition, embark
■ ed on board a vessel bound to Batavia,
■ seek his fortune. Years passed by, and
nothing being beard of him, his friends
1 concluded that some accident must have be
-1 fallen biro, and that he was no longer liv
' >Dg< 11 is father remained in Holland,
| but being unsuccessful in business ha
came to Paris. Here his resources soon
failed him, and. on writing to a friend to
solicit a small loan, ho received the fol
lowing letter in reply : “I send you the
1 money you ask for, and add to it the pho
■ togrophio portraits of the Japanese embas
sy. You will remark the face of one of
those strangers, ho is the very image of
! I your son.
1 The father could not but perceive tbo re
semblance; the features were certainly the
same, but tbo closely-shaved bead and the
Oriental costomc greatly puzzled him.—
Ho, however, went to the court-yard of the
I hotel tu which* the embassy was staying,
' aud was so fortunate as to arrive just at
1 : the Japanese were passing to go out.—
I I The original of the portrait ho at once re--
■ j cognized, and called out. “Is that you,
Frantz In a moment the son—for
Frantz it really was—aud the old man
' were locked in each other's arm’s. Tbo
ambassadors, who witnessed the scene,
were greatly moved ; and old Bleckman’s
[. troubles were now at an end, as the son is
wealthy and prosperous.
No Beans for Breakfast
, In the town of Jefferson, in this State,
I lives Deacon M , a very pious and ex
, omplary man. In his family, as in most
l others in that locality, Imbed beam form
the more substantial part uf the breakfast
on Sunday morning. It came to be after
( a while that tbo appearance uf this time
, honored luxury for the morning repast
I was a sort of notice to the deacon that the
duties of the Sabbath had been entered
r upon. On one Sabbath morning, howev
er, for some reason or other this customa
i ry dish was omitted iu the family. Im
mediately after breakfast, the deacon, as
, usual, took his .boo, went into the Geld,
’ pdlled off his coat and went to work,
j His wife aud daughters, noticing this
| from the house with great astonishment,
’ I despatched John, the oldest sou, to the
I j field to inquire of his father why ha work
, ed on the Lord's day. On drawing near,
i j John cried out;
. I “Father, father, what arc you doing ?
, I It’s Sunday !” .
‘Sunday ! Sunday !” exclaimed the dca
. con. “That can't be; ire did not have
any Leant for breakfast."
| A Young Hero—A gentleman, while
' passing through a street inhabited by poor
, people, iu New York, heard an infantile
voice from a basement crying “Help!—
help!" Ho rushed in and found a little
five-year old boy holding a bed blanket
around his little sister, a couple of years
( younger, who had caught her clothes on
i tiro; and the little hero had succeeded in
extinguishing the Games.
The hoy, in answer to the inquiry why
he hud so wrapped the bod blanket around
his slstur's burning clothes, said his ma
told him that was the heal way to pul out
the fire; and. as to why ho hallooed
“Help 1 help 1“ that ho whs afraid tbit
1 he could not succeed, and wanted some
one to help him. He was then asked
why he did not leave his sister and go
1 into the street aud cry for help. He an
-1 swered, with tears iu his eyes and a fixed
' determination of countenance : “No, I
never would have left her. She was my
sister. Had she burned up, 1 would have
1 burned up too."
itmr “S .m," said in. interesting young
1 mother to her youngest hopeful, “do you
know what the difference is between body
i and soul ? The soul, my child, is what
yon love with ; the body carries you about.
1 This fs your body," touching the little
fellow’s shoulders and arms ; “but there is
something deeper in. You can feel it
now. What is it?” “0, I know,’’said
1 Sam, with a flash of intelligence in his
' i eyes, “that's my flannel shirt
. | B&y A schoolmaster in a neighboring
i j liian, while on his morning walk, passed
I j by the door of a neighbor, who was exoa
• | vating log for a pig trough. “Why,"
j said ihc schoolmaster, “Mr. have
i j you not furniture enough yet ?’ r “Yes,"
I I said the man, “enough for my own fami
| ly, but I expect to board the schordmaster
| this winter, an J am making preparations."
1 1 fiST Amore, as an old professor in Cl
i | iumbia College used to hold forth for the
i j edification if his class, contains in itself
;; all the conditions of a good wife; for ex
| ample, in its entirety— amore, with affcc
; tiou ; more , with good manners or morals;
i , ore. with beauty ; and, happiest residut m,
1 at the bottom uf the cup, re, with proper
j 'J I
B®* A story is told of a fellow who
. | roused a venerable doctor one winter’s
i night about twelve o’clock, and on his
, coming to the do t, coolly inquired
1 “Have you lost a knife, Mr. Drown V
’ “No,’’growled the victim, “Well, never
niiud, I thought Pd just call and inquire,
for 1 found otic yesterday.
, Losing Flesh —The Lou svillr ,Tour
, nal says the puopio of the int.liior uf Ken
t.tueky have been rapidly loaing flesh li*i
ly in the shape of horses and oott'e.

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