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THE Mi}. lS & INTELLIGENCER.
$1 PER ANNUM.
LARGEST STOCK OP 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 vary
extensive , . I
WHOLESALE STOCK
or
On Second Floor and Basement nf their
Warehouse,
Embracing in addition to their own large
and general importation of Foreign Goods,
a large and well selected slock 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 onr entire slock one of the most
extensive and complete in the United
States.
The Wholesale and Retail Price being
marked on each article, from which no
deviation is allowed.
fTt" Parties not fully acquainted with
the value of goods, can buy from us with
perfect confidence. mh2s
Franklin ville Store
Baltimore County.
KF.EP constantly on hand a large and
well assorted stock of all kinds nf
Goods adapted to the wants of the public,
such us
Dry Goods, Groceries,
HARDWARE,
m&ms*
NOTIONS,
CFINA AND GLASS WARE,
In fact any and every variety of articles
necessary to n well assorted slock, all of
which will be sold at very lowest Cash
prices. The Factory being in operation,
it affords a fine market for
cflwsxiT savms.
for which the highest prices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. fe26
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
mer, to which they invite the atten-
T®. lion of the citizens of the town and
the surrounding country. They also de
sire an occasional call from their Baltimore
friends, when they want something of ex
tra style and finish, as they are aware that
the undersigned can and will take pleasure
in pulling up work of that description.
In addition to all styles of Bonnets,
.they keep constantly on hand a variety of
LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S
SSCA&R WARS*
Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery,
Suspenders, and many other articles in
the Notion line.
Thankful for the liberal patronage here
' tofore given the firm, they expect by strict
attention to business to merit its continu
ance.
M. J. WRIGHT & MITCHELL,
Washington street, two doors north of
tfie Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s
Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep2s
FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE!
TTyE are at all limes paying in cash
V V Port Deposite prices for
GRAIN,
AT OUR WAREHOUSE IN
Xapldum, Harford County, Md.
Have also on hand a large and well se
lected stock of
; CU MBER,
Well seasoned and of good quality.
FINE BONE, GUANO,
PHOSPHATE,
PIASTRE & SAZ.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!
fDHE undersigned ke.eps constantly on
J. hand all kim sof WHITE and RED
ASH COAL, which he will sell by the
cargo or single ton.
JOSEPH M. SIMMONS,
jnl7 . Havre-de-Grace, Md.
U. UKRRVMAN. B. p. KERCH, U. 0. 8.
MERRYMAN & KERCH,
v\ vp. * Jr ora n,
i 2 <0 i v i
,Vu. fid ,Yorlh Call) rt Street,
t|2J BALTIMORE.
“ LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.”
WHEELER & WILSON
HIGHEST PREMIUM
1 Sewing Machine!
Awarded the higest Premium at the
WORLD’S FAIR, just held in London,
i England, where all the Machines of Europe
1 and America were in competition. Also
’' at the Industrial Exposition, Paris, France,
j and at every United States Fair, at which
, Sewing Machines were exhibited.
’ The principal Companies making Sew
ing Machines are Wheeler &. Wilson, (. M.
Singer & Co., Grover St Baker.
Of the Machines made there were sold,
during the year last reported—
By WHEELER & WILSON, . . . 21,305
, By I. M. SINGER & 00., ... . 10,953
By GROVER & BAKER, .... 10.280
| I
, Showing Wheeler St Wilson’s sales to
be double those of any other Sewing Ma
chine Company in the country.
Office 214 Baltimore Street,
febl2 BALTIMORE.
FARMERS, NOTICE!
We H. Roberts,
172 Forest Street, Baltimore,
IS prepared to serve the farmers of Har
ford and Baltimore counties, with
G- xy AIW o
OF ALL KINDS,
: No. I PURTTVIAIff CrTTANO,
WHITE AND BROWN MEXICAN GUANOS,
Reese’s, Rhodes’, Whitelook’s & Baugh's
RAW BONE
PHOSPHATES,
At manufacturers’ prices.
! FISH GUANO, BONE DUST
• DISSOLVED CONES,
AND
Bi&&ssaat
ALSO
Grain, Mill Feed, Hay, Seeds,;
And Country Produce generally.
1 (jts The highest price paid for Grain i
j and Produce. ju3l
SIMM Daw.
Joseph E. Quinlan,
149 Aorth Gay street,
aamsma,
WHERE can be found at all times a
supply of
1 1
GUAHOS,
Super-Phosphate of Lime,
i GROUND BONE, ETC.
I I DEALER IN
FLOUR, CORN MEAL, If AY, OATS,
MILL FEED AND SEEDS,
i And Calcined Flaster.
B®“ Parlies in want of fhe above arti
‘ cles would do well to give me a call.
1 I am at all limes buying WOOL, j
’ for which 1 am paying the highest Cash
prices.
f my 27 JOS. E. QUINLAN.
amemcan ~
LIFE INSURANCE
AND
I TRUST COMPANY,
Of Philadelphia.
CHARTERED IN 1850.
Capital 600,000 Dollars!
. Cush assets, Jan. 1, 1864, $818,440.54,
j Branch Office, No. 5 .Yarik street, Bal
| timoie, Md.
WILLIAM 11. GILPIN,
General Agent.
Applications for Insurance received by
A. LING AN JAKRETT,
1 j Bel Air, Md.
j Dr. R. D. Lee, Medical Examiner.
jeiO
i A. H. GREENFIELD,
’ Corner Main St. & Port Deposit Avenue,
333 All. SO.
! Continues to add weekly to his stock
.YEW $ FRESH SUPPLIES
OF
; SEASONABLE
’jil£B€BAKßißE
.: Of every useful and desirable variety, and
offers the same
•j AT BALTIMORE CITY PRICES.
fJ'J* Terms Cash.
AAA To COAN, on mort- |
gnge. Apply at this
| office. mh2s i
BEL AIR, MD. FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 29, 1864.
THE /EGIS AND INTELLIGENCER
IS PUBLISHED
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
BT
BATEMAN & BAKER,
AT
ONE DOLLAR PER ANNUM,

IN ADVANCE, OTHBBWISS
ONB DOLLAR AND FIFTY CENTS
WiU 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 mouths,
$5.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO.
Business cards of six linos or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less than a year.
|)ccti(al.
“He that Eeepeth his Hoath Keepeth his Life.”
— Prov. xiii. 3.
Guard well thy lips, none, none can know
What evils from tjie tongue may flow ;
What guilt, what grief may be incurred
By one incautious hasty word.
Be slow to speak; look well within,
To check what there may lead to sin,
And pray unceasingly for aid.
Lest unawares thou be betrayed.
Condemn not, judge not; not to man
Is given his brother’s faults to scan ;
One task is thiue, and one alone ;
To search out, and subdue thine own.
Indulge uo murmnrings ; oh restrain
Those lips so ready to complain ;
And if they can be numbered, count
Of one day’s mercies the amount-
Shun vain discussions, trifling themes;
Dwell not on earthly ho|ies or schemes ;
Let words of w isdom, meekness, love,
Thy heart’s true renovation prove.
Set God before thee; every word
Thy lips pronounce, by Him is heard ;
Oh ! couldst thou realize this thought,
What care, what caution would be taught.
Think on thy parting hour; ere long
The approach of death may claim thy tongue,
j And powerless all attempts be found
To articulate one meaning sound.
The time is short; this day may be
The very last assigned to thee ;
So speak, that shouldst thou speak no more,
Thou may’st not this day’s words deplore.
i IBiscfllaiuous.
I The Emperor Alexander and the Bible.
In the memoirs of Stephen Grellet, a
j member of the Society of Friends, who
visited Russia in the year 1819, and was
then very courteously received by the Em
peror Alexander, the following incident is
related :
Prince Galitzin gave several interesting
particulars respecting the renewing of the
religious impressions that of latter years
have been of an abiding nature with the
Emperor.
When the information was received at
Petersburg that the armies of Napoleon
j had entered Moscow, a general panic came
upon the inhabitants, and they packed up
their valuables to take their flight into
some more secure place, for they expected J
the French would soon march for that city.
The Emperor wqs preparing to go with the
body of troops collected there to oppose
them. Prince Alexander Galitzin had at
that time many men emplpyed in repairing
the palace, which he continued calmly to
go on with, whilst so many others were
pauiostrioken. Some envious person told
the Emperor what he was doing, and that
! he must be a traitor. He went to the
Prince, and queried, “Galitzin, what are 1
you doing ? What means all this ? every '
one prepares to flee, and you are building!” j
“Ob,” said the Prince, “I am here in as
sure a place of safety as any I could flee
to ; the Lord is my defence, in Him I
trust!” “Whence have you such confi
dence ?” replied the Emperor, “who as
sures you of it ?” “I feel it in my heart,”
answered the Prince, “and it is also sta
ted in this divinely inspired volume,” hold
ing forth the Bible to the Emperor.
By some inadvertent motion of the band*
the llihlo fell upon the floor —open. —
“Well, permit me,” said the Prince, “to
read to you in that very place in which
the Bible lies open before us ’’ It was
the ninety-first Psalm ; on hearing which,
the Emperor stood for awhile like a man
astonished. The army, during that time,
was marching out of the city. It is ilie
usual practice, on such occasions, or when
the Emperor is to be absent fur a length
of time, that the last place he leaves is
their great church. He repaiied thither..
The portion of Scripture read on the oc
casion was again the ninety-first Psalm.—
The Emperor sent for the priest, and
queried, “Who told you to make a choice
| of that particular passage of Seripturo this
day P” He replied that nobody had done
it, but that be had desired in prayer that
the Lord would direct him to the particu \
lar portion of tho inspired volume he
should read to encourage tho Emperor, and |
that bo apprehended that Psalm was the !
word of God to him.
The Emperor proceeded some distance
on his way ; and lato in the evening he felt
his mind under great seriousness, and de
sired that the Bible should be read to him.
When the person who came iu for that i
| purpose began, he also read the ninety-first
j Psalm. The Emperor interrupting him,
| queried, “Who told you to read this ? has !
| Galitzin told you ?” He replied that ho
had not seen the prince, nor had any one
j told him what to read; but that on bring
j told he was sent for to read for the Empe- I
; ror from the Bible, be had desired that
| the Lord would direct him to what was
most appropriate for the occasion, and ac- |
cordiugly he had selected this portion of |
j Scripture. The Emperor felt astonished !
| at this, and paid the greater attention to |
1 what was read, believing that this must
be the ordering. He was, there
| fore, very solemnly aud tenderly impress
ed, and from that time ho concluded,
i morning and evening, to read privately a
j chapter ia the Bible. He was next day
j with the Princes Metchersky, at Tver.—
j 'fbey agreed to begin tbe Bible together**
■ and regularly to read it every day, so that
they might both read the same portion on
: the same day, and be able to communi
; oata to one another tho particular impres
; sions or reflections the reading of tho day j
j might have produced.
How a Man Feels and Acts During an
Earthquake.
The Boston Traveller published the fol
lowing extract of a letter from Manilla,
giving tho writer’s personal expe ienco and
sensations during the late terrific earth
quake which visited that city : “It would
I be impossible to give you an idea of the 1
late earthquake, for though 1 have read j
the accouun’s of mauy severe ones, I could j
never realize the position until I had felt
one, and I never knew what dreadful de-.
structiou it could make until the third of
this mouth. 1 have heard nothing
I talked about but earthquakes for the
j past ten days, everybody telling their ex
perience, and giving their idea of cau
ses and effects of earthquakes in gener
al.
“My experience was that! had finished
1 my soup and was helping myself to fish,
; when three or four tremendous up-and
i aud down bumps came. I rau for tbe
: Azolea (piazza covered with iron roofing.)
\ Then came the fearful swinging motion
i from north to south. I clung to tho post
i (wooden, which supports the iron roof) to
t keep myself from falling, and expecting
I every moment that the stonewalls which
I support the Azoeta, would give way, and
’ j that I should be thrown into the river
; with tho house on top of me. The whole
j shook did not last over half a minute, but
jit was an eternity to me. The falling of
| stone houses and tile roofs was terrific;
; P ar t of our roof (weighing 70 tons) fell iu
■ ; About three hundred f et from where I was
(he tower of Binondi Church felt through
; the roof of the church. This tower was 1
! 150 to 200 feet high, built of solid stone,
j tour to six foot thick. Yet the din from
, ! falling churches and houses was so great
, j Hiat 1 did not distinguish it when it fell.
, W hen the shock was over, the air was so
( filled with dust of lime, that I could scarce
ly breathe, and there was scarcely a breath
i of air. Everybody was in the streets,
praying, or fleeing with what they had
. saved into the country. For days after,
! the people the streets without
i speaking; and there was no noise of oar
i riages, and no bells in the city where I
there were thousands moving before at all !
! hours.
Keeping Fowls in London.
Fowls are kept by working-men’s wives I
dwelling iu the small thoroughfares of the !
; suburbs, and are allowed to roam the
streets by day, returning to roost at night
in back-kitchens or coal-cellars. They
are found everywhere iu the mews and
livery stables throughout the metropolis.
Cabmen’s wives keep them in thb neigh
borhood of cab-stands t where they run
about under tho horses and pock the drop
pings from the nose-bags. Coffee-shop
keepers confine them in cellars and back
1 j yards, feeding them cheaply from the frag
-1 j meats left by customers. Small trades
j men in the bye-streets keep them by hun
; dreds, and, as a consequence, you may buy
new-laid eggs in winter from hucksters,
1 S green-grocers, potato dealers, coal-shed
■ i men, news-dealers, tobacconists, bakers,
■ j confectioners, tin-workers, shomukers, join
■ j ors, blacksmiths, wire-workers, and num-!
[ hers of painstaking artificers besides, all!
■ of whom advertise them iu their windows, i
■ and frequently sell them while yet warm 1
j from the nest.
I There is no part of London, either in |
city or suburbs, which is net tenanted by ■
barn-door fowls; we Lave seen scores of j
| them domiciled on roof-tops, where they
1 [ have thriven for generations, sheltered by i
> I night between the attic ceiling and the I
'[slates; we have been roused at dawn by
i | tbe crowing of tbe cock in Gheapside; we
I have heard the shrill alarm in Belgravia
1 j as well as in Wupping; and indeed wher
i ever the sound of Bow-bells is heard, there
! I also ia heard about sunrise the voice of the
• | “cock that crowed in the morn.”
■J Jewish Women.—Tho Jewish mat-!
; den of fifteen, with her wonderful black
■ eyes, warm olive complexion and pouting j
| lips, is truly a charming creature ; but the {
j rapid way in which this lithe graceful 1
; | form and beautiful features become encas-1
j ed, enshrouded Under layer after layer of j
1 fat, us soon as she is out of her teems, I
! 1 makes one stand much in awe of Israeli- ‘
; itish matronhod. A year or two at that!
critical age makes such a change, even in ’
' a Hebrew Venus, that I think some allow- (
• anoe was to be made, after all, for the cool- j
ing down of Ivanhoe’s pa-sion for llebec
■ ca — Chambers’ Journal.
' A dry goods clerk of a medical j
, j turn of mind, wishes to know if young la- j
ij dies with a mania for “shopping,” but no !
i particular predilection for buying, may
i uot properly bo considered countcr-irri
; t-iulsl'-,- |
A Man’s Idea of Economy
It is very curious that “retrenchment”
and “economy” with the male head of a
family must always begin and end with its
j mistress! Is she sure there’s no waste in
j tho kitchen or parlor ? Is she sure that
I her shoe-bill for the children and herself
is not larger than it need be 7 Is she
sure she never takes a superfluous ice
cream when out shopping, or a bit of pie,
or cake, or luncheon in any shape that
might be dispensed with ? Can’t she dis
miss her nbnMwid and take care of the
Childses ’! C ail ’fc her cook
-do the chamber-work '( And can t tho mis-
tress af tbs houad i£sn her dressmaker's
bill bV catting and making her own
dresses P
Meantime, we hoar nothing of cigars at
i twenty cents a piece; or of “drinks”—
j complimentary to his five hundred male
| friends—at places known to the initiated,
, at any extravagant price going. We hear
nothing of cozy little exquisite dinners
with the same at 's, or 's aud
wines to match, with a drive oat of town
alterward, aud other follies too numerous
to mention. Not at all ,*■ it never eaters
a man’s head that it is possible for him to
; retrench. How can he P It is his pleas
| ant and easy duty, while his wife narrows
i down to the uiggunlly economies, “to keep
up appearances." If sAe happens to have
a little pride of that sort too, let her put
it in her pocket and d > her “duty.” We
submit this to boa totally oue-sided case.
Retrenchment is often a necessary and
proper thing ; hut for every retrenching
cent required by a man from his wife, let
him add its duplicate, subtracted from
some pet luxury of Kis own, or “forever
after hold his peace.” Fanny Fern.
An Out-Travelled Traveller.
They have out iu Atlanta a hotel keep
er named Thompson, who is considered
rather smart at a joke, but sometimes i
meets his match, as the following proves :
A traveller called very late for break
fast and the meal was hurriedly prepared
Thompson feeling that the food was not
quite up to the mark, made all sorts of
j apologies around the cater who never rais
ed his head 1 beyond the affirmative influ
ence of his fork, or by any act acknowl
edged even to the presence at mine host.
This sulky demeanor rather vexed the
landlord, who changing the range of his
| battery, stuck his thumbs in his vest arm
holes, expanded his chest by robbing the I
| room of half its air, aud said :
“Now, Mister, confound me if I ha'n't 1
made all the apology necessary and more
too; considering tho ‘ breakfast and who
gets it, and I toll you, 1 have scon dirtier,
worse cooked, worse looking aud a sight
smaller breakfast than this several times.”
The weary, hungry ,ohe meekly laid I
down his tools, swallowed the bite in <
transitu, placed tbe palms -of his hand ]
together and modestly looking the j
vexed aud fuming landlord, exclaimed :
“Is what you say true ?”
“Yes, sir!” came with vindictive
! promptness.
“Well, then, I’ll be blamed, boss, if
! you ha’u’t out travelled me.”
■ ’ '
Shooting Elk.
According tb an old saying, the elk- i
hunter must nut ouly have a firm and !
steady hand, a sure eye, and a trusty rifle, I
but he must also be possessed if a hard j
heart. A dying elk, they say, looks at |
his murderer in a most reproachful and i
pitiful manner. I have read of a man
who had killed several elks in his time.— |
One day, when out hunting, he came I
upon a couple, aud took aim at the largest |
one. The ball struck the animal in a"|
mortal part, bat it did uot immediately
fall to the ground. Meanwhile, it kept
getting weaker and weaker from loss of
blood, which gushed forth from tbe wound, |
but still kept its eyes steadily fixed ou tlie
man, looking at him iu a most reproachful
manner.
Moved with compassion, he stepped for
| ward to put an end to the poor beast’s j
j sufferings with his “tolle kniv,’’ when !
j just as ho was going to rive tho a/nji de j
grace, Iho animal oast such a look at him j
I that be was obliged to turn aside till it
: was dead Meanwhile tho second elk, as ;
■ is often the case, hud returned to look after
'j its companion. Hera was a chance t—j
! Two' elks iu one day is not such a despi- j
' cable bug to one gun. But the ordeal •
I through which his nerves bad recently (
passed Had completely upset him, so that;
he could not find it hi his heart to sho >t;
it. Then and there he made a solemn :
vow that as long as ho lived he would riev- I
er raise gun any more against an cdk, fur ;
it seemed to hiib as if he had for all the
world Been guilty of murder. Tho mem
ory of the scene Initiated him, 1 suppose,
like the killing of the albaliuss did the
' “ancient mariner.”
j What Does it Signify?—“How is
1 it that you live so happily with your bus-;
!! baud, who is so exacting ?” was asked by I
j a lady, whose smiling (kce and sunny tern- j
! per made’her widely beloved “Because'
| I have never yet found anything wuilh
| contending for,’’ she replied. “And”
j 'said her friend, “do you always give up
j your will to your husband’s “Certain j
| ly not, where principle is concerned,” said j
the lady, “but if it be on indifferent mat-1
tors, what does it signify ?”
j Lawyers’ Fay. —A pert young hairs '
j ter one! boasted to a member of the bar j
I that he had received tweuty guineas lor |
speaking in a certain lawsuit; the other
replied, received double that sum for
| keeping silent iu that very case,” j
IVOL. VIII.—NO. 31.
A Gifted Family.
A religious friend in Ohio writes : A
few years ago there dwelt in one of the
wealthiest sections of the State a host of
rich relatives by the name of Brown—all,
or nearly all of whom belonged to the
church. They were among the most prom
| inent and influential, if not the most ex
emplary members of the congregation, and
at prayer-meetings they generally monopo
lized the “privileges.’’ They were aU
“gifted” in prayer, and consequently did
the most of it. On one occasion, howe
er, the class-leader brought himself of n
poor but worthy brother who was present,
and whom be had never called upon t
pray before, and the following dialogue
| cook ploae;
Olats tmuhr —l soe Brother Smith M -
j here- Brother Smith, will you lend in
prayer?
; Brother Smith —l’m not gifted ; ex
cuse me. Let another one oj the Browne
'pray.
The congregation all saw the point, and
| the rebuke was so just that it effectually
: put an end to the Brown monopoly o‘f
privileges in that congregation.
It is said of ‘the Lacedaemonians,
who wore a poor and homely people, that
they offered loan sacrifices to their gods,
and that the Athenians, who were a wise
and wealthy people, oiferod fat and costly
l sacrifices, and yet in their wars, the former
had always the mastery of the latter. —
Whereupon they wont to the oracle, to
know the reason, why those should speed
worst who gave most. The oraolo return
ed this answer :—“That the Lacedaemoni
ans were a popplo who gave their hearts to
their gods; but that Ihe Athenians only
I gave their gifts to- their gods. Thus a
| heart without a gift, is bettor than a gift
I without a heart.”

There is a species of ant in the
I mountains of Peru, which though dread
! fully destructive in the fields of the iuhab
; itauts, is of very great uso iu their hou
ses. These insects live upon the march,
they come periodically, and iu such num
bers that they arc heard far off, rustling
over the fallen leaves. As soon as the na
tives hear them, they forsake their homes;
the army march in, search every hole mid
recess of it (or vermin, and do not leave a
single reptile alive. This is a great bless
ing in a country inf. cted with venomous
I snakes, centipedes, scorpions, and vermin
| of every kind. *
SoMETmsa Luc:; Love!—"Amelia,
| for thee—yes, at thy command—l’d tear
I this eternal firmament in a thousand frag
ments; I’d gathtr the stars one by one,
as they tumble from the regions of ctheri
al space, and- put them in ray trousers
j pocket; I’d pluck the sun, that oriental
I god of day, that traverses the blue arch of
J heaven in such majestic splendor—l’d
| tear him from' the sky, and quench bis
| bright effulgence in the- fountain of ray
eternal love for thee ! Land me five shil
lings, dearest!
ffiS- A “Brown’s Society” exists in
Glasgow, it was established nearly one
| hundred years ago. (July persons or rel
jalivcs of persons bearing the name of
j Brown are admitted. Kuch member con
\ tributes a certain sum for-tbe purpose of
| raising a fund to ho applied toward the re
lief of indigent persons of the name of
j Brtrtvn, and others connected with persons
{uf that name.
• i-————■
I “Pray, Miss Sophy, what are you
i making f” said a gentleman fo a young
j lady who was at work upon a garment of
‘ j straight up-and-down description in white
cotton. “Sophy cover, sir,” was the de
mure reply.
; Two peddlers in Pennsylvania
have been pushing their trade after a now
| fashion. One of them travelled a day iu
in advance of the other and refused to re-
I oeive the notes of a certain bank us worth-
I less, and the people gladly traded with
| the other, who said he would take the
j notes, as he was in debt to the bank.
(• They have a man in Mississippi so
i lean that he makes no shadow at all. A
; rattlesnake struck at his leg six times in
1 vain, and retired in disgust, lie makes
' all hungry.that look at him and when lit
| tie children meet him in the streets they
| run home and cry for bread.
llfitffoNATlON.—A suffering but godly
! man, was ouou asked if he could see any
j reason for the dispensation which had
■ caused him so much agony. “No,” ro-
I plied he ; “hut f am just a* well satisfied
as if 1 could face ton thousand. God’s
will is the perfection ut -all reason. —
Spring.
A professor, in order to make up
! an audience for his 1 eture, was obliged to
j request his friends to be present, llap
| pening to usk oue of them, who hud been
j absent; the reason of his stay, ho told him
I he was afraid of breaking iu upon his soli
{ Uidc.
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ViohENCti. —The Albany Datehmnn.
| says that the man who got drunk on small
i beer, and then undertook to col his throat
j with a mackerel, has had his sentence uom
| muled.
j BgJ-Philodopliers arc raising the iinper
j tinetlt question whether the nth-r-a mst
I parts of the earth are inhabited solely by
| women !
jttg~“Reuls are enormous,’’ - the poor
i fellow said when bo looked at his coat.

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