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81.50 PER ANNUM. BIRR & CO. Baltimore Stove House, No. 39 LIGHT STREET, ' mrara. Housekeepers, Look to your Interest! 8188 & CO. are now prepared to pre sent greater attractions and induce ments than this establishment ever before offered, basing the assertion upon the fol lowing facts : Ist. The variety, beauty and excellence of our patterns. 2d. The unsurpassed finish of our cast ings. 3d. The thorough manner which every Stove is mounted. , 4lh. Tire quality of the material used in the stoves’ construction. sih. Our determination to recommend nothing we sell but what is good, Glh. The cheapness ot our goods com pared with their quality. 7th. Our readiness to attend to small orders with the characteristic faithfulness we bestow upon larger ones. au6 Franklin ville Store Baltimore County. KEEP constantly on hand a large and well assorted stock of all kinds of Goods adapted to the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, ISZSWIv ££ss£9 NOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. ' The Factory b6m£ in operation, it affords a tine market for caiim? rataves. for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to. call. fe26 new tons. 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 aii'd Sum mer, to which they invite the atten *vsS. lion of Ihe 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 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 .oilier 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. KI. J. WRIGHT St'MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havke-de-GraCE. sep2s FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! WE are at all limes paying in cash Port Depnsite prices for GRAIN, AT OCR WABKHODBR IN Bapidura, Harford County, Bid. Have also on hand a large and well se lected stock of Well seasoned and of good quality. FINE RONE, GUANO, . PHOSPHATE, PLASTER & SALT, Constantly on hand. Farmers will find it to their interest to give us a call. ANDREW ABET.S, ju26 Agent fur Davis & Pugh. EXECUTORS’ NOTICE. r|’HIS IS TO- GIVE NOTICE, That the sub- X ambers have obtained fro.ra llie Register of Wills of Harford county, Md., Letters Testamen tary on the personal estate of ■ J. SIDNEY HALL, late of Harford County, dec’d. All persons hay ing claims against said deceased are hereby noli fled to exhibit the same, with the legal vouchers thereof, on or before the 20M (lay of July, 1865, 1 or they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. All persons indebted to said estate arc request ed to make in,mediate payment. Given under my hand and seal this 2Gih day of July, 1804. ANDREW HALL, * n s ' Executor. COAL! COAL! IMIE undersigned keeps constantly on . hand till kim sof WHITE mid RED ASH COAL, which he will sell by the cargo or single loti. JOSEPH Jl. SIMMONS, ju!7 llavre-dt-Grace, Md. “LET US CLING TO-TUB CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” WHEELER & WILSON ' HIGHEST PREMIUM Sewing Machine! 1 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 States Fair, at which Sewing Machines were exhibited. The principal Companies making Sew- j ing Machines are Wheeler k Wilson, 1. M. | Singer & Co., Grover &. Baker. ‘ j Of the Machines made there were sold, j during the year last reported— ’j By WHEELER & WILSON, . . . 21,305 , j By I. M. SINGER & CO., 10,953 1 By GROVER & BAKER, .... 10,280 Showing Wheeler & Wilson’s sales to be double those of any other Sewing Ma chine Company in the country. * Office 214 Baltimore Street,, feb!2 BALTIMORE. ‘ r! FARMERS, NOTICE! Wm. H. Roberts, 172 Forest Street, Baltimore, IS prepared to serve the farmers of Har ford and Baltimore counties, with GU AMO OF ALL KINDS, | Wo. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO, WHITE AND BROWN MEXICAN GUANOS, i Reese’s, Rhodes’, Whitelock’s & Baugh's RAW DONE PHOSPHATES, 5 At manufacturers’ prices. FISH GUANO, BONE DUST, DISSOLVED BONES, t AND i ALSO , Grain, Mill Feed, Hay, Seeds, And Country Produce generally. J s3*“ The highest price paid for Grain j and Produce. ju3l j' ~ mimWnr~ ■ Joseph E. Quinlan, i 119 Worth G-ay street, 1 1 aivitmoaa, WHERE can be found at all times a supply of i: gaofawo s, Super-Phosphate of Lime, t GROUND BONE, ETC. DEALER IN FLOUR, CORN MEAL, HAY, OATS, f MILL FEE D AND SEEDS, s aumiih And Calcined Plaster. Parties in want of the above arti cles would do well to give me a call. 1 S'j* lam at all limes buying WOOL , for which 1 am paying the highest Cash 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, 8818,440.54 Branch Office, No. 5 North street , Bal , [ timore, Md. WILLIAM H. GILPIN, General Agent. Applications for Insurance received by A. LINGAN JAHRETT, Bel Air, Md. . Dr. R. D. Lee, Medical Examiner, f jelO A. H. GREENFIELD, . Corner Main St. & Port Deposit Avenue, 8 mi ah, so. *T Continues to add weekly to his stock NEW Sf FRESH SUPPLIES a ; of ■ SEASONABLE r ;SEtiI!ASiiE ! Of every useful and desirable variety, and oilers the same , | AT BALTIMORE CITY PRICES. • j si=* Terms Cash. TO LOAN, on morl- i Apply at this | , j.ollicc. mh26 BEL AIR, Ml). FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 26, 1864. THE /EOIS AND INTELLIGENCER 18 PUBLIBBBO EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, D Y BATEMAN & BAKER, , AT ■ i One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum , IS ADVANCE, OTHKHWISB TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $5.00; Twelve months, SB,OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. No subscription taken for less than a year. For the xEyis and Intelligencer. GOD’S ANVIL. Tribulation means threshing ; and Trench, in bis excellent treatise on words, has carried out the figure, showing that it is only by threshing God separates the wheat from the chuff. I hold still ! Pain’s furnace heat within me quivers, God’s breath upon the flame doth blow, I And all ray heart with anguish shivers, And trembles at the fiery glow ; And yet 1 whisper—as God will I And in His hottest fire hold still. He comes and lays my heart, all heated, On the hard anvil—minded so Into His own fair shape to beat it, With His great hammer, blow on blow ; i And yet I whisper—as God will! And at Ills heaviest blows hold still. He takes my softened heart and beats it, j The sparks fly olf at every blow ; He turns it o'er and o'er and heats it, And lets it cool, and makes it glow ; And yet I whisper—as God will I And in His mighty hand hold still.. Why should I murmur ? for the sorrow Thus only longer-lived would be ; Its end may come, and will, to-morrow, When God has done His work in me. So I say, trusting—ns God will 1 And trusting to the eud hold still. He kindles for my profit purely, Affliction's glowing, fiery brand ; And nil His heaviest blows are surely Inflicted by a Master hand ; So I say, praying—as God will ! And hope in Him, and suffer still. [This precious little morsel, Mr. Editor, which speaks so touchingly to many a heart in the fur nace, is credited to the German of Julius Sturm. A. M.] HUSftlllUUflUS. Perpetual Daylight. The farther north we go in voyaging along the Norwegian coast during the months of June and July, the brighter and longer becomes the daylight, until at last you arrive at the regions of perpetual day. The exquisite charm of this uovel state of things is utterly beyond the comprehen sion of those who have not experienced it. Apart altogether from the gladdening in fluence of sunshine, there is something de lightfully reckless in the feeling that there is no necessity whatever for taking note of the flight of time—no fear lest we should, while wandering together, or perchance alone, among the mountains, ho overtaken by night. During several weeks we have lived in the blaze of a long uightless day. I do not use hyperbolical language when speaking of this perpetual daylight. Dur ing several weeks, after we had crossed the arctic circle, the sun descended little more than its own diameter below the horizon each night, so that it had scarcely set when it rose again, and the diminution of the light was quite insignificant—it did not approach iu the slightest degree to a twilight. If I bad suddenly awakened during any of the twenty-four hours in the cabin of the yacht, or iu any place from which it was impossible to observe the position of the sun, I could not have told whether it wits night or day. Having j said that, it is almost superfluous to add j that we could, even iu the cabin, read the smallest print at midnight as easily as at noon-day. Morever, a clear midnight, was absolutely brighter than a cloudy forenoon. Nevertheless, there was a distinct differ ence between night and day—-a difference with which light had nothing to do. I am inclined to think that the incalculable myriads of minute aud invisible creatures with which God lias tilled the inhabited parts, exercise a much more powerful in fluence on our senses than we suppose.— During the day-time these teeming mil lions, bustling about iu the activity of , their tiny spheres, create an actual, though unrecognizable noise. 1 do not refer to gnats and flics so much as to those atomic insects whose little persons are never seen, and whose Individual voices are never heard, and whose collective hum is a fact that is best proved by the silence that fol lows its cessation la the evening these i all retire to rest, and night is marked by a deep impressive stillness, which we ate apt erroneously to suppose is altogether the ] result of that noisy giant man having be- i taken himself to his lair. Yet this differ-1 j cnee between night aud day was only no- i , ticeable when we were alone or very quiet; the preponderating noises resulting j from conversation or walking, were more 1 1 than sufficient to dispel the sweet influ ence. We were often very wrong iu our ideas | i of time. Once or twice, on landing and ■ goiug into a hamlet.on the coast, we have - been much surprised to find the deepest si lence reigning everywhere, and, on peep ing in at a window, to observe that the inhabitants were all abed, while the sun was blazing high in the heavens. Some times, too, on returning from a shooting or fishing expedition, I have seen a bush or tree fall of small birds, each standing 1 on one leg, with its head thrust under its wing aud its little rouud body puffed up I to nearly twice its size, and having thus j been reminded that the hours for rest i have returned. Of course a little obser vation and reflection would at any time have cleared up our minds as to whether day or ,night was on the wing ; never theless I statu the simple truth when I say we wore often much perplexed, and sometimes ludicrously deceived, by the con vet sum of night into day. Artemus Ward Returned. The stoodent and connysecr must have noticed and admired ia varis parts of the United States of America, large yaller ban bills, which not only air gems of art in I themselves, hot they troothfully sit forth the attractions of my show—a show, let me here obsarve, that contains many livin wild auimilos, every one of which has got a Beautiful Moral. But I have time to look round sum & how do I find things ? I return to the j Atlantic States after a absence of ten months, & what State do I find the coun- I try iu ? Why 1 don’t know what State I I find it in. Suffice it to say that Ido not | find it iu the State of New Jersey. I find some things that is cheerio’, par j tic’ly the resolve on the part of the whu | min of America to slop wearin furrin goods. I I never, meddle with my wife’s things, j She may wear muslin from Greenland’s I icy mountains, and bombazeen from Injy’s [eotal strands, if she wants to; but I’m j glad to state that that superior woman has j peeled off all her furrin clothes and jumpt S into fabrics of domestic manufactur. I But, says sum folks, if you stop import in things, you stop the Revenoo. That’s all right. We can stand it if the Revcuoo can. On the same principle, young men should contincr to drink French brandy, and to make their livers as dry as corn cobs with Ouby cigars, because, 4sooth, if they don’t it will hurt the Revenoo This talk about the Revenoo, is of the bosh, boshy. One thing ia tol’bly certain —if we don't scud gold out of the coun try, we shall have the consolation of know in that it is in the country. So I say great credit is doo the wimmin for this patriotic move—and to tell the truth wim min generally know what they’re bout.— Of all the blessens they’re the soothinist. If there’d never Liu any wimin, where would my children he to-day ? But I hope this move will lead to other moves that air just as much needed, one of which is a gen’ral and thurrer curtail ment of expense, all round. The fact is, we air gittiu ter’bly extravagant, & onless wo paws iu our career, in less than two years the Goddess of Liberty will be seen dodgiu into a Pawn-Broker’s shop, with her gown done up in a bundle, even if she don’t have to spout the gold stars iu her headband. Let us take hold justly, aud live and dross centsihly, like our forefath ers, who know’d morc’u we do, if they wasn’t quite so honest. There air other cherrin signs Wc don’t, for instuns, lack great Gen’rals, aud we certainly don’t lack- brave soldiers— but there’s one thing I wish we did lack, aud that is our present Congress. At a special Congressional ’lection in my District, the other day, I delib’ritly voted for Henry Clay. 1 admit that Henry is dead, but inasmuch as we don’t seem to have live statesmen in our Na tional Congress, let us by all menus have a first-class corps. And now, with a genuine hurrar for the wimin who air goin to abandon furrin goods, and another for tho patriotic every whercs, I’ll leave public matters. ■-- - ■ - The Magnitude of the Earth. According to a recent authority, the cir cumference of the globe is twenty-five thousand and twenty miles. It is not so easy to comprehend so stupendous a circle as to put down its extent in figures. It becomes more palpable, perhaps, by com parison, such as this : a railway train trav elling incessantly night and day, at the rate of twenty-five miles an hour, would require six weeks to go aruuud it. The cubical bulk of the earth is two hundred and sixty thousand millions of cubic miles. Dr. Larduer says, If the materials which form the globe were built up ia the form of a column, having a" pedestal of the mag nitude of Eugland aud Wales, the height of the column would he nearly four and a half tliillions of miles. A tunnel through the earth, from England to New Zealand, would be nearly eight thousand miles long. Erskiue having lived a bache lor to an advanced age finally married his cook, for the purpose of securing her ser vices, as she had frequently threatened to leave him. After becoming Lady Ers kine, she lost all knowledge of cookery, and it was a mortal affront to hint the possibility of her knowing how any soil of eatables were prepared for the table. ®a?"The lawyer who tiled a bill, cut an acquaintance, split a hair, made an entry, got up a case, framed an indictment, em paneled a jury, put them into a box, nailed a witness, hammered a judge, and bored a whole court, all in one day, has since laid down law md turned carpenter. Losses in Battle. The Boston Eucnimj Traveller , in no ticing some exaggerated statements which are afloat, making the losses iu the battle of Waterloo average 41 per cent, of those i engaged, or 60,000 killed—coupled with 1 the remark that there have been as many ! engaged in some of the recent battles in 1 Virginia, says ; 3 The whole number of men on both j • sides at the battle of Waterloo was 191,- ' 546, of whom “about’’ 120,000 (jo bo • exact, 119,599) were on the side of the ! Allies, including all the Prussian troops r effectively engaged. Tho French lo e s ■ was never ascertained, but it is not un likely that it was about 50 per cant, of I their number, if it include killed, wound -3 cd, prisoners and runaways, as some of the fugitives went to their homes, and did not rejoin the army. The loss of tho Al- I lies was “about” 24,000, tiot killed, but ’ j killed, wounded aud missing. The killed ! j ol the Allies was 4,198, a fair proportion 'j. of their whole loss, as tho weapons eni-[ i ( ployed in 1815 were not so destructive as i | those which are now in use. If the 1 French lost half their army, or “about” i 30,000 men, their killed must have been 1 in the neighborhood of 7,000; so that the dead in all three of the armies of Na ' poleon, Wellington and Blucher may have ■ a little exceeded 11,000 —and a big enough 1 slaughter to satisfy even the most bloody minded of men. War is bad enough at the best, and why magnify its horrors ? ■ Eleven thousand dead men, scattered over a few miles of ground, must make a most • horrible spectacle ; and if there be added to them some 40,000 wounded men, the 1 ghastly attraction will be complete. Yet twice as many men die of illnesses in long ■ wars as fall in battle, and their deaths do 3 not strike tho mind impressively. In our 3 war, death has been more busy off the 1 field of battle than on it. t The Colossal Bird of Madagascar. In the year 1850 a French ship captain, named Ahadie, being on the southeast s coast of Madagascar, observed in the hands 5 of a native tho shell of a gigantic ega 1 which had been perforated at one of its i extremities and uicd for domestic purpos- I es. • M. Ahadie being attracted by the un - usual dimensions of the egg, set to work 5 to procure specimens of it, aud ultimately I I succeeded iu obtaining from the natives, ' besides the specimens first seen, two oth ers, one of them found in the debris of a 1 recent land-slip; the other disinterred 3 from recent alluvial formation, together • with some bones of apparently uo less gi gantic size. Upon these objects, which were shortly 3 afterwards forwarded to Paris, tho late Professor Isidore Geoffroi r founded a new genus aud specflWf ex -3 tinet struthious birds, allied to Donornis, for which lie proposed tho name vEpyornis Maximus. The moststrikiug characteristic 5 ol the eggs of the VEpyornis is their enor -3 mous size. The largest of the two receiv -1 ed at Paris measured lengthwise no less 1 than two feet and leu inches, and breadth -3 wise two feet four inches in circumference. ■ Its extreme length ia a straight line was 3 twelve inches. Professor Geoffroi Hilaire estimated I that.it would contain 104 quarts, or near ly as much as six ostrich eggs. A large I 3 ostrich egg we may mention, measures I only about six inches in length, being lit tle more than half that of the gEypornis. i — Quarter/;/ Journal of Science. i Witty Men.—Without the subordinate r qualities of natural good sense, good nature ; and discretion, a man of wit aud learning t would bo painful to tho geucrality of man kind, instead of being pleasing. Witty ! meu are apt to imagine they are agreeable us such, and by that means grow the worst companions imaginable. They deride the absent, or rally the present, iu a wrung manner; not knowing that if you piuclt or tickle a man till he is uneasy iu his seat, or ungFacefu ly distinguished from the I rest of the . company, you equally hurt j him.— Addison. r" G * -I ’ - A S.vd Mistake.—A singular incident j occurred at a wedding in Troy lately. The | guests were assembled) and the carriages were awaiting them at the door, when a sexton drew up with a hearse, which he , backed dowu ‘to tho gate, alighted aud [ opened, and stood waiting to receive the coffin. Hu had mistaken the place,-.and [ seeing the carriages, supposed it was the funeral instead of a feast. Tho circum stance cast a gloom over the happy bridal i gathering. . A Great Comet Predicted.—The ' following, says an English paper, is an ’ extract of a letter just received from Mol -1 bourne: * 1 “Professor Newmager, on a three years’ ’ scientific visit from Bavaria, tells us that in 1865 a comet shall come so close as to endanger this our earth; and should it not attach itself (as one globule of quick silver to another) nor annihilate us, the | sight will be most beautiful to behold.— During three nights we shall have no darkness, but be bathed in the brilliant [• light of the blazing train.” An avaricious man “out West,” is reported to make a practice of always ri ding iu the last scat of a railway train, to save the interest on bis fare until tho con ) ductor gets rouud to him. I An Irishman says that Scotland far surpasses China iu its productions, as it 1 has always a whole river of Tay running 1 through it. VOL. YIIL—NO. 35. Pictures in Hospitals. —Cheerful- ness in a sick room is not no unessential element for the comfort and even the re covery of the patient. In some of the hospitals in London the walls of the wards aro adorned with pictures. This has been found, from experience, to have a benefi ! cial effect. The example has been follow ed in several of the provincial hospitals. Mr. Grundy, of Manchester, has lately presented to the Royal Infirmary of that city a valuable collection of first-class en gravings, plainly but appropriately fram ed. Mr. Gilbert Moss, the banker of Liv erpool, has made a similar donation to tho Royal infirmary of that town. The selec tion of the pictures was iutnlstod to tho Messrs. Vokius, of London. The selec tion was most judicious, and contains twenty specimens of tho most choice eu | gravings. Mr. Stubbs, the senior sur j goon of the infirmary, lr>a we understand, given a very gratifying report of tho elluct lof tho pic urea on the patients. They ary, j highly appreciated by the poor people ly- I ing in their beds, and afford a topic of con- I versation and interest to those who can move about. He considers it a decided success, and attributes the increased cheer fulness in the wards to this cause. In- / stances of this mode of adding to tho com- ' fort of those who so much require it aro worthy of record, not so much perhaps for tho beneficence they display on tho part of the donors, as illustrative of that pro gressive improvement in tho aspect and management of wards for the sick which has of late been so manifest.— Lancet. A Sociable Governor.— Gov. Pow ell, of Kentuck}', was never an orator, but his conversational, story-telling and social qualities were remarkable. Ilis greatest forte lay in establishing a personal intima cy with every one lie met, and in this way ho was powerful in electioneering. Hu chewed immense quantities of tobacco, but never carried the weed himself, and was always begging it of every one ho met. He resided in Henderson, and in coming up the Ohio, past that place, I overhead the fullowit'g characteristic an ecdote of him : A citizen of Henderson coming on board fell into conversation with a passen ger, who made inquiries about Putyell. ‘‘He lives in your place, I believe, don’t he ?” “Yes, one of our oldest citizens.” ‘•Very sociable man, ain’t he V “Remarkably so.” “Well, I thought so. I think be is one of the most sociable men I over met with in my life. Wonderfully sociable. I was introduced to him- over at Grayson Springs last summer, and he hadn’t been with me ten minutes when he bogged all the tobacco I had, got his feet uu in my lap and spit all over me—remarkably so ciable.” ®5S"'An amusing thing occurred in the Twenty-fourth Ohio. A few days since a soldier, iu passing to the lower part of the encampment, saw two others from his company making a rude coffin. Ho inquir ed who it. was for. “John Bunoe,” said the others. “Why,” replied lie, “John is not dead : yot. It is too bad to make a man’s cof j fin when you dou’t know if he is going to I die or not.” “Don’t trouble yourself, replied tho others. “Dr. Coe told us to make his cof fin, and I guess he knows what he gave him.'' ■ Large Feet. —A friend of ours visiting a neighbor, found him disabled from hav ing a horse step upon his foot. Hobbling out of the stable, tho sufferer explaiued how it happened. “I was standing boro,” said ho, “and the horse brought his foot right down on mine.” Our friend looked at the injured mem ber, which was of the No. 14 pattern, and said very quietly. “Well the horse must stop somewhere.” The husband of a pious woman taring occasion to make a voyage, his ife sent a written request (o tho clergy. | man of tho parish, which, instead of spell | ing and pointing properly, namely, “A j person having gone to sea, his wife desires the prayers of the congregation,” she j spelt and pointed as follows ; “A person having gone to see his wife, desires tho prayers of the congregation.” Polite. — A polite man was once making on the Danube, when the boat iu which he was, sunk. Whoa ho was just on the point of drowning, he got bis head above the water for a moment, and, taking off his bat, said ; ‘ Ladies and gentlemen, will you please to excuse me ?" aud dowu he went. J6?“An old lady said her husband was very fund of peaches, and that was tho only fault he had. “Fault, madam!" said one; “ how can you call that a fault ?” “Why, because there are different ways of eating them, sir. My husband takes them in the form of brandy.” A Large Boy. —There is a boy in Kent county, residing near Cbostertown, Md., in the eighth year of his ago, who weighs 111 pounds. Ho is said to be very handsome, finely proportioned, aud tho very personation of health. —♦ m >- ey Yuu may gain applause by one great, wisa or fortunate action ; to avoid j censure you must pass a whole life without [saying one bad or foolish thing