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1 $1.50 TER ANNUM. 8188 & CO. Baltimore Stove House,' No. 39 LIGHT STREET, Housekeepers, Look to your Interest! T)1BB & CO. are now prepared to prc- II aent greater attractions and induce ments than this establishment ever before 1 offered, basing the assertion upon the fol- j lowing facts : Ist. The variety, beauty and excellence of our patterns. 2d. The unsurpassed finish of our cast jngs. 3d. The thorough manner which every Stove is mounted. 4lh. The quality of the material used in the stoves’ construction. sth. Our determination to recommend nothing resell but what is good. 6th. The cheapness ol our goods com pared with their quality. 7th. Our readiness to attend to small orders with the characteristic faithfulness we bestow upon larger ones. ans FranUinville 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, Si&giDSs NOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles ' necessary to a well assorted stock, all ofj which will be sold at very lowest Cash ' prices. The Factory being in operation, 1 it affords a fine market for (EBrmrr smto, for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 NEW Hill. ■ TRIE undersigned have just received a large and well selected stork 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 ana’ sum mer, to which they invite the atten- MPaS. tion of the citizens of the town and I 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 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 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, llave-de-Grace. sep2s FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! WE are at all limes paying in cash Port Deposite prices for GRAIN, AT OUR WAREHOUSE IN Bapidum, Harford County, Md. Have also on hand a large and well se lected stock of ifHRBEfII, 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 cull. ANDREW ABELS, . ju26 Agent for Davis & Pugh. EXECUTORS’ NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scribers have obtained from the Register of Wills of Harford couniy, Md., Letters Testamen tary on the personal estate of J. SIDNEY HALL, late of Harford County, dec’d. All persons hav ing claims against said deceased are hereby noti fied to exhibit the same, with the legal vouchers , thereof, on or before the 20 th day of July, 1805. or they may otherwise by law be excluded from ail benefit of said estate. All persons indebted to said estate arc request ed to make immediate payment. Given under my baud and seal tins 20th dav of July, 1864. ANDREW HALL, au ® , Executor. COAL! COAL! j THE undersigned keeps constantly on hand nil kim s of WHITE and RED ASH COAL, which he will sell by the cargo or single ton. JOSEPH M. SIMMONS, Huvre dc-Gracc, Md. j - y 1-■ “LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.’ 1 I WHEELER & WILSON i . HIGHEST PREMIUM Sewing Machine! Awarded the higest Premium at the | WORLD’S FAIR, just held in London, England, where all the Machines of Europe and America were in competition. Also at the Industrial Exposition, Paris, France, and at every United Slates Fair, at which Sewing Machines were exhibited. The principal Companies making Sew j ing Machines are Wheeler & Wilson, I. M. Singer &. Co., Grover & Baker.' Of the Machines made there were sold, during the year last reported— By WHEELER & WILSON, . . , 21,305 By I. M. SINGER & C°., .... 10,953 | .By GROVER & BAKER, .... 10,280 | Showing Wheeler & Wilson’s sales to | he double those of any oilier Sewing Ma chine Company in the country. Office 214 Baltimore Street, feb!2 BALTIMORE. FARMERS, NOTICeT Wm. H. Roberts, 172 Forest Street. Baltimore, IS prepared to serve the farmers of Har ford and Baltimore counties, with GIGTAIMO OF ALL kinds, No. X PHB.trVIAN GUANO, WHITE AND BROWN MEXICAN GUANOS, Reese’s, Rhodes’, Whitelock’s & Baugh s HAW BONK PHOSPHATES, At manufacturers’ prices. | FISH GUANO, BONE DUST j DISSOLVED BONES, , AND ALSO ; Grain, Mill Feed, Hay, Seeds,' Auvl Ouuiiiry Product; gcncmlly. The highest price paid for Grain ; ! and Produce. ju3l SMI!) BBPffr," , Joseph E. Quinlan, 149 .North Gay street, 13 Ami S RI, WHERE can be found at all times a supply of GUAWOS, Super-Phosphate of Lime, GROUND BONE, ETC. DEALER IN FLOUR, CORN MEAL, HAY, OATS, MILL FEED AND SEEDS, atsfs&Bns And Calcined Plaster. Parlies in want of the above arti cles would do well to give me a call. I am at all limes buying WOOL , for which 1 am paying the highest Cast prices. my 27 JOS. E. QUINLAN. _ AMERICAN LIFE INSURANCE AND TRUST COMPANY, Of Philadelphia. CHARTERED IN 1850. Capital 500,000 Dollars! Cash assets, Jan. 1, 1864, §818,440.5< Branch Office, No. 5 North street, Cal timore, Md. WILLIAM H. GILPIN, General Agent. Applications for Insurance received by A. LINGAN JARRETT, Bel Air, Md. Dr. R. D. Lee, Medical Examiner. jelO A. H. GREENFIELD, Corner Main St. & Port Deposit Avenue, Ml At a, so. Continues to add weekly to his stock NEW Sf FRESH SUPPLIES SEASONABLE ■EfItSBAHBfgE ; Of every useful and desirable variety, and offers the same AT BALTIMORE CITY PRICES. Sj* Terms Cash. S2)ODO To Lo } l V" ,nort ' 1 we gage. Apply at 'his : : "ffice. 'nhß6 j BEL AIR, Ml). FRIDAY MORNING. AUGUST 19, 1864. THE /ESIS AND INTELLIGENCER IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent iusertioa 25 cts. One square three mouths, $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. For the ASgis and Intelligencer. WHY DO I WEEP? * EY MRS. E. D. B. Why do I weep ? how, how reply To questions such as these; As well to ask the azure sky Whence comes the summer breeze. I only know oppressive woes, That seem too fierce to bear, Are oft’times soothed, if tears but flow, To culm the heart’s despair. Why do I weep? Look round and view The vacant places left, The kindly souls, the warm and true, Of whom we are bereft; The gentle form, the loving heart, Witli generous acts replete; When such as these from ns depart, Have we not cause to weep ? Why do I weep 7 Stern is the test That all who live must feel, Doubts and distrusts disturb the breast, Which oft we must conceal, For cherished friendships fade away, And love grows cold, and hopes decay. Wliy do I weep? Afflictions sting Is rankling in my soul; Fierce is the anguish that it brings, And will not be controlled ; Whilst fickle fortune seems to mock My agonizing cry, j To spare, to spare me further shock, And only let me die. ' Dkkb Pahk, March 3d, 1864. I I HUscdlaiuiius. A Romance of the Alps. j The romance of the Alpine life has very recently received a singular and fatal il • lustration in the mountain of Savoy. On j the 14th of September, 1844, a young I man of the village of Passy, between Chamouny and Sail inches, left his home on a pilgrimage to the Convent of St. Ber nard Martigny was not on the road of the pilgrim of Fussy, and the object of his going there was a purely mercantile one The annual fair, visited by dealers and manufacturers from almost all parts of Switzerland, was being held there, and it was in the plan of the traveller to buy a large piece of linen, and by it across the Sardinian frontier, to reimburse himself for the expenses of the journey.— 'J his was easily done, it being a common plan with the peasants of the Savoy Alps. Accordingly, after remaining a night at Martigny, and driving as close a bargain ns possible lor bis piece of linen, the pil grim started on his home journey early on the morning of the 16th of September To avoid the Custom-house line, particu larly strict on this purtof the Sardinian tcr i ritory, he had to take a rather difficult path across the Col de la Forclaz, frequented on ly by smugglers and chamois hunters, but nevertheless free from any danger to an experienced mountaineer. The young mountaineer was met by a peasant of the village of Sizt, whom he gave news of the fair ol Martigny. No human eye ever saw him alive after. Not coining home at the appointed time, ho was sought for in all directions, but uo trace of him could bo discovered. It happened that, about a fortnight ago, a shepherd of the village of Samcotis went in search of a missing goat, which, through a wry dry and warm summer, had strayed up into the mountains overhanging the valley of the Dranse. Exploring the ice bound ridges fruitlessly fur a whole day, the man himself lost bis way, and seeing the sun sinking in the West, hurried home iu what he believed to be the direction of Lis village, leaping from rock to rock with the help of his long Alpenstock. Suddenly on Jumping across a deep glacier an extraordinary sight arrested his eyes. The rays of the sinking suu illuminated a large gulf of ice looking like a vast crystal cavern, iu the midst of which was the figure J of a muu lying flat on his back, with ppa j ruully open eyes and hands folded across his breast. Horror-struck, the peasant nearly lost his footing ; hut, recovering himself, looked onoe more from the height of a detached rock into the crystal cave below. He had not been mistaken ; there was the figure at the bottom : to all ap pearance a man asleep, stretched out at his ease, and with a large parcel, serving as a pillow, under his head. The shepherd halloed at the top ofj his voice, aud thou ho screamed ; but not a voice answered from below Fear uow overcome him again, and with the strength | of despair he continued his perilous road across the rock. Sooner than ho thought | he arrived at the Chalet de Iu Uolaize, where he made known the discovery he | had made. It was too late to revisit the ca\e in the glaciers ; but at break of dawn the next morning a party of mountaineers, guided by the shepherd, and provided with topes and axes, set out for the spot. The crystal sarcophagus was without diffi culty found, and the boldest of the compa ny w s let down to the icy dcp4hs, from which he brought iu his arms the body of a young man, frozen and bard as stone, yet looking still fresh and life like. There was attached to the corpse, by a mass of ice, a parcel containing a new piece of lin en ; while a watch, in the coat-pocket of the dead man, with broken glass, bat not otherwise damaged, showed the hour of noon. Two elderly peasants at once re cognized the features as those of the pil grim of Passy, who was mysteriously lost nineteen years ago. Embalmed in ice, decay had not yet touched his fl ,-sh, and he was undisturbed iu his crystal coffin while a generation of men passed away over his heud.- The discoverers of the body held a short' consultation among themselves what to do with it, coming to the decision to carry their burthen at ouce over the mountains I to Passy. There was no choice of convey-1 ance, the only one being the crochet or ! hook fastened to the shoulders, on which ; all loads are transported in the Alps. To' the hook, therefore, the frozen corpse was J fastened in a sitting posture, with upright 1 head, and feet hanging to the ground.— Thus the pilgrim, dead nineteen years, was carried to his former home, through snow-fields aud glaciers, across rocks, fields aud meadows, extending over a score of miles. Fastened still to the crochet , the body of the young man was left at the cot tage of the young widow of Passy—now youug no more, but an elderly prey-haired woman' The sou who had never before seen his father, made him a wood en coffin, and to honor his memory, kept the body lying in state for twenty-four hours. Then, at the ringing of bells, and accompanied by all the inhabitants of the village, the pilgrim was carried to his last resting-place, never more to be disturbed by mortal hands. Here is a story for poets in want of a subject. The facts, all as wo have told them, are from the Courier dcs Alpes A Novelist of the Last Century. Mrs. Clarke, the truly unfortunate daughter of Colley Cibber, was a sort of Otjvay without his genius. Petted by her parents when she was a child, aud after marriage to a violin player of dissolute \ bablta, lopuUluied by tier father tor levity j of conduct, which the memory of his own imprudences should have made him espe cially charitable in judging, she passed the remainder of her life in miserable penury, sometimes writing for the booksellers, sometimes appearing on the stage. Mr. Whyte, an Irish gentleman, has given ati account of a visit which he paid to the poor lady in company with a London book seller, who had been invited to hear the manuscript of a novel read, and to make an offer for the purchase. She was then a widow; but her father was still living. Charlotte, who in her youth had dwelt in luxury equal to that of many ladies of title, was now domiciled in a wretched thatched hoVel in the purlieus of Clerken well Bridgeweli, at that, time a wild sub urb, where the scavengers used to throw the cleansings of the streets. The house and its scanty furniture sufficiently indi cated the extreme poverty of the inmates. Mrs. Clarke sat on a broken chair by a little scrap of fire, and the visitors wore accommodated with a rickety deal hoard. A half starved dog lay at the authoress's feet; a cat on one hub, and a monkey on the other; while a magpie perched on the back of its mistress’s ebair. A worn-out pair of bellows served for a writing desk, aud a broken cup fur an inkstaud. These were matched by tbe pen, which was worn down to the stump, and was the only one on the premises.— The lady asked thirty guineas for the copyright; the bookseller offered five, but was at length induced by bis friend to j. give ten, on condition that Mr. Whyte would pay a moiety and take half the risk. In addition, the authoress was to receive fifty copies for herself, which was proba bly equal to so much more money. It may be questioned whether the poor Mi nerva Press novelists of tbe next genera tion (who were almost all women) made suclt good bargains as this. Five guineas is said to have been the regulation price of a three-volume romance in those days —aud we must candidly admit that it was seldom worth more. —All the Year Hound. The Washington Star tells about a soldier who in dodging away from a pa trol, hid himself in a restaurant by jump ing into a large box used for steaming oysters. The lid closed with a spring] lock, and the disappointed patrol went on his way baffled. Iu a little while the col ored man attending the apparatus turned on a full head of steam in order to prepare a mess for sumo customers. The soldier began to grow uncomfortably warm, and kicked and yelled lustily for liberation, until the frightened negro ran away shunt ing that “de debbil was in de steamer." | Other employees gathered around, bear- ] j ing the noise, aud released the perspiring] 1 soldier, who bounded with the speed of a I machine whose motive power is steam. * o£a?* ‘‘lt is remarkable that you arc al ways forgetting my name," said a quasi acquaintance named Flint. “Why,'’ said ; Quitp, “it is a deuced hard name to ro-j member.” Smoking Philosophy. ‘‘The man who sii’okos,” we read upon a sign in Hudson stieot the other day, "thinks like a philosopher.” The remark has evidently a German origin, and is well enough for a dealer in tobacco. But, has smoking any good effect upon the intellec tual faculties? Wo think not. As wo relish a fine cigar ourselves, we are not dis posed to pronounce the moderate use of "the weed" as pcruicacious. Smoking produces upon the mind a trauquilizitiou favorable, no doubt, to thought, it exerts a soothing influence over the human men tality, which predisposes it to dream —or, 1 rather, to full into a profound reverie, but in reveries, as in dreams (for reveries are only waking dreams,} there is an incohe rence of thought, and a lack of natural se- 1 quonco in those thoughts conclusions 1 w hich wo must call anything but philoso phical. i Smoking is not so conducive to thought ' ns it. is a great relief to thought, in our judgment. And why ? Because thought is then unharnessed from the chariot of I reality uhd rambles at large, according to 1 its own pleasure, among all the wild and 1 romantic, bold and picturesque scenery of 1 the imagination. It is this freedom of 1 thought from the common restraints im- ' posed upon it during the serious pursuits ' of life that renders the act of smoking so ' agreeable. Thus discharged, temporarily of its fetters, thought enjoys itself with a | voluptuous exuberance which eminently calms the turbid spirit and affords it rest. N. Y. Mereury. i A Wonderful Plant On the peak of Tcneriffe, the Relama of the natives, Cytisus jiubiyenus of botan- , ical lore, contrives to exist, and produce i large hcmi.-pherical masses of its glaucuous quill-like branches. These, rather mourn i ful than otherwise to behold in summer i and autumn, break forth in spring with i multitudes of deliciously scented white ( blossoms, and form a gracious scene, which i no man can hope to be a witness, unless ' he raises himself more than a mile verti- , cally into the air, and on the flanks ol ■ this very mountain ; for the plant grows i nowhere else in the world, and even here , at no lower level. But during that short spring period, all the gales are scented by the balmy odors of these flowers of the 1 mountain-tup; even violets then spring up between rough volcanic rocks; and the i peasants below, packing their beehives on i I horses, bring them up in baste, with all i industrious little workers inside, whom they then allow, at a height of sev en thousand feet above the sea, to qull the abundant honey from these elevated plants, ; during a few precious weeks, which bring back both the simplicity and purity of i old patriarchal life; man placed in the immediate proximity with the grandest and fairest scenes in nature. i The army correspondent of the Houlton (Me.) Times relates an incident of camp life, showing the precocity of a youth of sixteen, the son of a General, on a visit to Lis father in the field. On one occasion, whoa the General’s purse was getting low, he remarked that he would be obliged to draw on bis banker for some money. "How much do you want, father ?” said the boy. "I think 1 shall send for a couple of hundred,” re- Eliod the General. “Why, father,” said is son, very quietly, "I can let you have ' that amount.” “You can let me have it!” exclaimed the General, in surprise ; “where did you get so much money ?” ‘•I won it playing draw poker with your staff, sir,” replied the hopeful youth. It is needless to sny that the 9.40 train next morning bore the “gay young gambolier” towards his home.” Cukious Canister.— An Indian ' prince of the name of Moolraj was besieg- ' ing some English troops, and finding his bullets coming to an end, suddenly be thought him of a pile of tin canisters which he had somewhere captured, and which, as is usual, he rammed whole into his cannon, supposing that the tins were 1 well freighted with canister shot. What 1 was the amazement of the besieged the next morning to find the Old Moolraj was ‘ firing into their camp potted lobsters, jug ged bare, anchovy and bloater paste, veni- ' son, pickled herrings, nicely cooked grouse, chow-chow, and all the other delicacies of of the season. The canisters contained nothing but hermetically sealed provis- : ions, and the storm of victuals lasted for three days. * ( Jgy* A young man recently presented himself for examination as Assistant Engi neer in the navy. Among other questions , the following was asked him : “Suppose ( you had built an engine yourself, perform- , ed every part of the work without assis- ( tance, and knew that it was in complete J order, but when put into a vessel the pump would U'>t draw water, what would you do?” The young man promptly replied: < “I should go to the side of the vessel and | ascertain if there was any water in the , river.” I • The Boston Courier is publishing a scries of letters, under the head of “A i Ride to the Hoosac Mountains.” The i writer says, among other good things : i “As we sat in the bar-room of the tav ern after dinner, we heard from and old farmer a suggestion worthy of note.— | “There ain’t but one way,” said he, ‘to i' get a hole through this hero mountain, * ' and that is, to bury a nigger in it some- i where, and then Governor Andrew will j set all Massachusetts to dig him out,’ ” YOL. YIII.—NO. 34. The Pickpocket's Trap.—The Lom bardia, of Milan, says : “A young mao, with bis arm caught in an iron trap, has just been Fed through the streets of this city to prison. A person named Varisco has invented a giu to oatoh pickpockets, which may be easily placed in a coat-pocket, and is so constructed as to hold the hand of the thief as if in a vice. M. Varisco being iu a locality which those light-fingered gentry aro thought to frequent, and remarking near him an individual of rather suspicious sz j terror, took from one of his pockets a hand- I some silver snuff-bo*, and at the same time assuming a simple air; then leisure ly taking a pinch from it, ho placed it in a pocket provided with the trap Pres -1 ently the stranger approached M- Yarsoo, I slipped his hand into the pocket, seized hold of the bait, and in another second showed by bis cries that he w.as securely caught.” Trust.—Two little boys were lying to gether in a trundle-bed. Willie, the elder of the two, who was only six years of age, awoke in the night very thirsty. Being told that he could jump up and get him self some water, be began, to cry and said be was afraid. Upon this, his little broth er, two years younger than himself, spoke encouragingly to him and said : “God is right hete, Willie! God is right here! You need’l be afraid, Wil lie !” So Willie jumped up and went and got himself some water, and then came buck to his little bed all safe, and soon bo and bis little brother were fast asleep again. A Rich Supper.—A certain student, deeply read in the scholastic philosophy, returned from the university to his family. At the hour of supper the mother put on the table three eggs “That is rather a scanty meal to celebrate the return of our "son,” said the father. “Why complain’" cried the son ; “there are sis eggs. Do no\ one and two and three make sis ?" “Very well,” answered the father; “your mother takes one, 1 two, and wo leave to you the other three.” It is to be Imped thattbe student was consoled by his philos ophy for the loss of his supper.. “Arrah, mo darlint,” cried Jamie O’Flanigan to ids loquacious sweetheart, who had giveu him no opportunity of an swering her remarks during a two hours' ride behind the little boy nags in his oys ter wagon—“are yer aft her knowing why yer cheeks are like my ponies there ?” “Shure, and its because they’re red, is it ?” quoth the blushing Bridget. “Faith and a better reason than that, mavourneou. Because there is one of them each side of a waggiu’ tongue!” Wives” was the name given by Charles Lamb to spouses selected to please the taste of friends and to an swer the public demand—as some men buy pictures not from any fancy for the particular pieces which they purchase, but to furnish their rooms according to the custom. A ‘brute’ says there would be less objection to furniture wives, if onu could only exchange them like other house hold stuff) when he is tired of the pat tern. Scandal to Self.—Of all vices, de traction is the meanest, and of all species of detraction, the most intolerable is that which masks itself under the shelter, “You know 1 love Brother A., but” Pope must have had this very class iu view in those fatuous lines: “Willing to wound, and yet afraid to strike; Half bint a doubt, and hesitate dislike." And thus it is, that scandal to others becomes scandal to self. . The Deaf Hear the Gospel.—One of our exchanges says : “Pipes to convey the sound of the min ister’s voice to deaf people in different parts of the bouse have been introduced into several different churches iu New York, and the deaf can hear the preacher as distinctly as though standing by his side. One instance is related of a person who bears with perfect ease at a distance of eighty feet from the pulpit. The ar rangement is certainly a very important oue for those whose wauts it meets.” An Unpoetxc Simile.—Adolphus Scaltercash remarks that- “ the parting glory of a summer's eve,’’ would be all very fine and enjoyable, only that it al ways unpleasantly reminds “a fellah” of expiring bills, by being so closely allied to falling dew. An exchange commenting on the fact that a number of Cincinnati young la dies have been married and carried away to other places, says no city has a bolter claim to supply spar t riba fur the im mense West. JS?*Jiiii Lane talks about his platform. The Louisville Journal says probably be neath the gallows his last platform will be erected, and he will nut bo likely to stick to it long. IQf “Anatomists say that man changes every seven years. Therefore,” says thu inimitable Jones, “my tailor should not remind me of the bill I contracted iu 1850—I ain’t the roan.” ■■. BaS“ “I am all heart,” said a military officer to his comrades. “Pity you’ro not part pluck,’’ said the colonel in command. —a.** Imitation is the homage stupidity I pays to genius.