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THE mm & INTELLIGENCER.
$1.50 PER ANNUM.
8188 & CO.
Baltimore Stove House,
N... 39 LIGHT STREET,
The season is now ;;i hand to bnv your
STOVES, FUIiN.V 1,8, RANGES, See.
Also look ami sen what repairs \on want
clone to your stoves, and semi in yonr or- 1
c.ers early, that we may execute them at.
once. Further delay mat cause you in- 1
convenience.
Don’t forget that we are slid selling that
matchless Fire'place Stove the t
. "GEM,” - <
To hunt Is!, 2d and Cd stories, at a re
duced pr ce, and also the Re-improved i
“OLD DOMLN ION” 'Cook Stove, that
lias so nobly stood the test over all com- i
petit a s.
S.nd in vour orders early to
8188 & CO.,
Baltimore Stove House', ]•
39 L'ghl street, Baltimore.
N. B.—Old Stoves and Iron taken in
exchange. o7
Franklinville Store
Baltimore County.
KEEP constantly on hand a large and
well assorted stock ol all kinds of:
Goods adapted to the wants of the public,
such us
Dry Goods, Groceries,
HARBWABB,
s&sjEb ssa&'Xv S'jtsmSi,
xvo’Z'xciisrsi',
CHINA AND GLASS WARE,
In fact any and every variety of articles
necessary to a well assorted stock, 1. 11 of
which will be sold at very lowest Cash ]
prices. The Factory being in operation,
it affords a fine market for
eraraT xmmbs.
for which the highest prices will be paid, i
The public are invited to call. fe2(i '
l
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’THE undersigned have just received a
■* large ami w til I selected stock of Goods
suitable for the season. 'J'bev arc con
stantly making up the neatest work, and
the newest and most fashionable style of
Bonnets for the Spring and Snm
■gS|3 uier, to which they invite the atteu
'vSV. lion of the citizens of the town and
the surrounding country. They also de- ■
sire tin occasional call from their Baltimore
friends, when they want something of ex
tra style ami finish, as they are aware that i
the undersigned can and will take pleasure ,
in putting up work of that description. ,
hi addition to all styles of Bonnets, ,
they keep constantly on hand a variety of ,
LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S i 1
small wahs,
Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosier) - , I
Suspenders, ami many other articles in
the Notion line.
Thankful for the liberal patronage here- i
tufore given the firm, they expect by strict
attention to business to merit its continu- 1
mice.
M. J. WRIGHT & MITCHELL, ■
Washington street, two doors north of <
the Railroad, and next dpor to ■Nixon’s'
Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep2o j
FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! I
WE are at all times paying in cash
Port Depositc |>rices lor
mm. Aim, '
AT OCR WARBIIOfSE IN
Lapidum, Harford County, Vil&,
Have also on hand a large and well se- 1
lected stock of
A i 4L .S. iT CP
“Well seasoned and ol good quality.
TINE LONE, GUANO,
PHOSPHATE,
PLASTmi & SAX.T,
Constantly on hand.
Farmers will find it to their interest to .
give us a cull. ,
ANDREW ABELS. |
jti2o Agent for Davis k Fugh. ,
' ,
r PHE Weak, the Consumptive, Rhouma-, 1
J- tic. Costive, Bilious and Delicate,after ’
some days’ use will find renewed strength
and hie pervade every organ of their 1
frames, 1
Every dose makes the blood purer.—• *
Tim nerves commence in the arteries and fl
terminate in the veins. These pills,- as a J
first,eflect, act upon the arterial blood, in- 1
creasing the circulation, by which iippuri- 1
tics arc deposited in the veins, and they I 1
throw ofi such collections into the bowels, *
which organs, by the energy dr rived from 1
Braudreili’s Pills, expel them from the 1
system. When first used, the Pills may
occasion griping and even make the pa- ■-
tient feel worse. This is an excellent t
sign, and sliqws the disease will soon I e !
cured. No gi etfl good is often achieved 11
without some trouble it) its attainment, s
and this rule ap|rlies to the recovery ol :l
health. . - ii
For sale by nil respectable dealers in I f
medicine*. my 27 D
"LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.”
THE /m ANi) INTELU^EKGER
IS PUBLISHED
EVERY FRIDAY MORNING,
nv
BATEMAN & BAKER,
AT
One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum ,
JN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE
TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
One square, (eijiht lines or less.) three inser
tions, SI.OO. Ench siihsoquent insertion 25 els.
One square three months. $.*’..00; Six mouths,
$5.00: Twelvemonths, SB.OO.
Business cards of'six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken fur less limn a year.
|)udic;i!. I
THE KNIGHT’S TOMB.
In monumental rnarhle sleeps
The gallant old crusader,
And from the past a lesson keeps
For warrior, peer or trader;
The knightly crest, the nohlc breast,
The trusty sword, beside him,
V, itil that gran I brow, which, even now
Says fame hath noi belied him.
Tie played a true and worthy part
In days wceill benighted,
And through the dirk age in his heart
God’s purest flame was lighted ;
For truth and lovu and heaven above,
A simple (hiili availed him ;
And vainly then thcSiraceu
In every fight assailed him.
His strong arm on the battle-field,
His noble love of duly,
The homage I c was swift to yield
To woman’s grace and bounty—
IDs mercy shown to toes o’erthi own,
ilis acorn of double dealing—
Though gone and past, a spell hath cast
Thai wakes our highest feeling.
!
I seem to see the kingly form
Upon the field reposin g
When glowing sunset soft and warm,
A hard-fought day is closing,
And stars arise like angels’ eyes
To watch the gallant sleeper,
While dreams of home may haply come
To make his slumber deeper.
Brave knight ! thy life may leach us more
Than philosophic sages,
And from the misty days of yore
Echo to future ages ;
A moral plain may >et remain,
Though we forget the story.
That noble aim is more than fame,
And truth surpasses glory.
Illiscdlitiuinis.
Remarkable Discovery ia England.
The Liverpool (England) Mercury con
tains a letter from Mr, J. P. Ashton,
agent of the contractors fur the iron work
of the bridge crossing the Mersey, at Run
corn, Lancashire, giving an account of the
discovery of n human body in a most ex
cellent state of preservation, which must
have lain in the rest of death fur 1,400
) ears. IVo add the account given hv Mr.
Ashton
The discovery was made in the following
manner : On the 27th of August, while
sinking one of our caissons, an obstacle
was mot with which defied the pressure
exercised by our sinking apparatus. Di
vers were sent down, who, on removing a
quantity of sand from about the base of the !
caissons, reported the obstacle to ho a large
log of wood. By help of a strong crane, !
alter removing the pressure Irom the cais
son, we were enabled to draw it up t•> the j
staging, and found it to he, not a log of
wood, as the divers, by its general attnded j
stale, had tepefied, hut a largo eoffin
shtiped box of great .strength, measuring
about eight feet by three.
The wood had become immygnnted
with oxide ol lion truin the red sandstone,
which had made it as hard as iron itself,
so that it was with the greatest difficulty
that we were enabled to pry open the lid
The inside, which was roughly hewn to
the shape of a human body, with a lingo
additional space at the head, was lined
with a greyish, bituminous substance, amt ]
contained the body of a man in a rno-i
wonderlul state of preservation. It is at
tired in tin* dress of a wealthy Human
citizen, the tuuie and toga both white, cm ]
hroiderod with purple and gold threads, i
the toga fastened with a handsome gold
fibula. The straps of the buskins me
studded with little golden busses. Attach
cd to the girdle are u tablet and g'ddei -
lilhod stylus The lout ensemble, in fact,
while not glaring, is rich and tastef ii
Hie body, ihough in civil dv -ss, appears
to be that "t a legi maty officer, us a large j
military cloak is swathed round it, and by 1
its side are a short sword, ('the famous!
Homan “gradinm” with i's lieu,) a jivel- |
in, and a viat-a, such as centurions used to]
discipline among the tu -n. A hue onyx
signal ring, tearing th ■ Jeiters is. P. Q R , j
mid a figure ot a wolf is on the finger
Tuis I conjecture to he a symbol of au-i
tburity delegated >.y the llmian Senate, i
or the then reigning qmpt-r.ir, t i the hear
er. The swoN and hdt also bears the;
initials S. P. O Jfi The head of the vl- j
nea is shaped into a rude resemblance ol’a
Roman ea de.
Tuc body has been embalmed in o ]
skiiltui a munnci as to preserve, even uf-(
ter this lapse of time, the features entirely j
distil,et, but excesM>ely fragile, cruuibiing j
at. a -touch; in fact it has only been pre-i
served from total destruction by a mauth 1
und by a quauti y of erypfgumic p'lttlt |
allied to a common ei|Oi.-tuuj whleu is j
packed round u, keeping it scaly and ini- j
movable in the v fli .
BEL AIR. MI). FRIDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 11/1864.
1 forbear giving a mire detailed ac
count, and wi.l proceedwo mention briefly
the contents of the space above tho head
of the corpse. A quantity of the equiso
tum-like herb sustains uninjured an am
phora nf coarse earthenware, with a yellow
vitreous glaze. The handles and neck arc
broken.i 11, and inside it is placed—also
with packing—a beautifully executed cin- I
entry urn of rod Samian ware, containing i
ashes and a small roll of vellum c. cred
will characters, which I am unable to do
cipe.cr, but. I believe to be Saxon. Sprink- 1
i.: ! through the scroll, I however find the
Unman mum, ‘ Q Sulpicius, Fiso," the
initials, “8. P. Q 11.,’’ the words “lega- i
tus,” “oreumtio,’’ '‘names,” “lares, and a
lew others. This scroll I therefore ima- 1
gino to hold the key to tho enigma pro
suited by tbo many anomalous appearun- i
I have described, and am about to de-1 i
wrihe. i
in the amphora, beneath the urn, arc a
number of ornaments of (told and silver, ;
such as were by Saxon females of j
rank ; among them is a kind of rude lock- i
el containing a long tress nf glossy yellow !
hair. The ornaments appear to boa set, i
as if they had belonged l> one person, and i
this fact, coupled with the presence of the i
hair, leads me in suppose the ashes con
tained in the urn to be those of the owner
both nl them and the hair.
Tho- Amphora also contains a small
pocket of coins, yearly nao hundred in i
anmbcr, of which forty three arc gold, and !
of the reigns of the Unman emperors,
llomnius dating A. D. 410, a few of Ha
drian, Antoninus, and Sovcrus,with earlier j
dates. The remaining coins are silver,
probably Saxon, but owing to their inutile-!
ted and defaced condition 1 am unable to
say positively. On one only is a date visi
ble, viz., 4G5.
From these dates, as well as from the
Saxon orameuts, I am inclined to refer the
reutaiLS to about the date of the lirst arri- j
val of the Saxons in Britain. The corpse
may be that of the lute emissaries of Home :
to this Island, or as history speakes of no
political intercourse between Home and our
island at that time, he may have been eon-)
nested with a religious, not a civil mis
sion. The ashes I surmise to be those of :
a Saxon female. But bow shall we ac
count for the presence of the remains of a •
Roman and a Saxon in a common tomb ? 1
More strange still is tiie embalming of the j
Homan and the cremation of the Saxon.—
The position of tbo coffin in the bod of tho
river is also strange ; but an overturned
boat and the shifting sands may account
for this. Possibly the scroll found in the :
urn may give an explanation of ibis, and
till this has been deciphered wc must be
content to remain in the dark.
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Agricultural Productions of Japan.
Tbo agricultural pro (notions of Japan
may be divided int i two great classes, viz :;'
the winter crops consist of wheat, barley,
cabbage oil plants (Brasicaa sinenis,)Tand
other cabbages for tbo table, together with
buckwheat, peas, beans, onions, and Eng
lish potatoes. The three lirst mentioned
maybe consddered as the staple winter
productions. All 'lose crops are cultiva
ted on land which is above the level of the
rich valleys. The wheat and barley are
sown in the end of October or beginning
of November; these soon vegetate, au-1
cover tho lull-sides with a lively green
during the winter months. The seed is
sown in rows, about 2 feet 3 inches apart,
and is dropped in the drill by tlm band in
patches, each containing from 25 to 3'! 1
seeds, these patches being about, a tool 1
apart from each other in tlm drill As 1
the laud has been carefully ‘ drilled id
prepared previously to sowing, scarcely
any lurther labor is necessary during the i 1
winter and foil lifting spring.
Early itr lifts month of April tbo bill
sides are yellow with the flowers of the i
cabbage oil plant, and the air is filled with 1
with its fragrance. About the 10th of '
of May tin wheat and barley are in full 1
ear, and the s--cd pods of the cabbage are
swelling and coming fast to maturity.—
The Liter rpcr.s near Tedoabout the end .
of th ' iii'mtb, and tho oil harvest, be.ins.
The p'aot is not cut like corn, hut is puil- 1
ed up by the root, and laid on the tield ! .
where it has been growing. When it has \1
lain u few d .ys t . dry, a convenient space ,
is cleared in the middle of the prostrate; i
i fop, upon which mats are laid, and the! |
liborcrs {women chiefly) take the stalks, ,
handful by handful, an i tread out tbo seeds j j
npi.tr the gluts. In the beginning of Juno i,
liios are seen all over the country, ami;,,
smoke lids the air. The rapesecd bus 1 ,
been harvested, and tho firmer* are n >w ■
engaged in burning; the stalks and other ,
refuse on the laud, with the view of get-, j
ting the alns for the summer crops which ! ,
are now being sowed to take'bu place of j
the rape. I
The barley harvest commences in the 1
fn-st days of June, and in ISGI was in full t
operation on the sth of that month. The t
corn is cut with a small hook exactly like ,
that which is used in China. A portion
of this is carried home to the farm houses j (
at onqc, in order to be secure from the j
weather, which is rather moist at that pe
riod of the year. Here the heads of the [
corn are seperated from the stalk by beat 1 i
iug them over n bamboo grating. The \
bamboo, being flinty and sharp, cuts off! i
the beads at every stroke, and leaves them 1
to fill to the ground. In the courtyard of; t
every farm house there is a broad flooring c
of cbuncuui, hard and sip toll), on which ;
tho corn is laid uml thrashed out with a- t
flail, in the same way as in the olden <
times m England. I I
“ I
Another portion of the crop was bar- j (
vested in a most curious #ty, which 1,1
think be peculiar to Japan, fir I have
never seen it nor heard of it in any other
j country. On the 10th of June—so says !
my journal—fires was observed blazing '
all over the country, and dense masses of
| smoko, were seen rising from every corn j
field. This time it was not the burning
of rape stalks, for they had all disappeared,
i having been converted into their elements
of earth and air, the former of which was
already entering into another form, and
was supplying food for the summer crops.
It was the bearded barly which was now
going through the crucible, the object be
ing to separate the heads of corn from the
slaw and awns. This was done in the
following way : The corn, having been
tied up in small bundles or sheaves, is re
moved to a convenient spot, on the edgo of i
thn field. When the burning ia to begin,
I the workman takes a sheaf in one hand,
ami with the other applies fire to the up
-1 per or corn end of the sheaf. It immedi
ul dy ignites, the awns go o.T in a blaze,
the heads of corn snap from the stalk, and ;
fall to the grnun 1. Lighting another
sheaf, the workman throws the first away 1
in a hl.rz ■, reg iriles* apparently of the v.il
no of the straw, an I so the openti in guv
on. As the beardless heads fill to the
ground the lire goes our, leaving them (
slightly browned by the operation, hut (
with the grain unharmed.— Fortune’s !
Yolo and Pekin.
Ths Ruling Passion.
An eminent French artist possesses a I
monkey, very intelligent, very ugly, hut]
\an immense pet of her owner’s. Made- [
moisollo Nouuine, however, possesses uli
j the def ets which the eyuie considers to j
be particularly feminine. She is lazy, in- j
quisitive, excessively addicted t> sugar-]
1 plums, fruit-cake, fidgety, disorderly, I
touching everything, breaking everything!
she touches, daubing her master's picture*,
j twisting the necks of his wife’s canaries,
and once upon a time pulled every feather
! out of a splendid parrot, in imitation of
the cook, who she had seen the day before !
picking a fowl. A short time since, the !
] artist having to go out and dreading lest [
Nouaine should perform some new piece
| of mischief during his absence, bethought
himself of a method of furnishing her
1 with something to do uutil bis return. He
j accordingly took the monkey on his hp, j
dressed her in a gay gown which had served !
as a model in one of his pictures, in which 1
figures a marquis of the time of Lou’s XIV., j
painted her cheeks white and re I, wnh a I
black patch under one eye, powdered tier 1
; head, bung a string of beads a-ouod her i
neck, and thou, having sea'od her oo the
floor, in a corner of the "'elier. with a
j small looking-glass in her hand left her, j
j not without some misgivfrv', and promis
ing himself not to ho lo"- away Hut in !
stead of returning o-Hy ths a-ik* was un ]
! expectedly detained, end only got home
the next morning He rushed to the ate- ]
Her in terror, exporting t > find everything]
upside down, and half h's pictures sp filed
“i really mn“t got rid of Nounine,”
] s id the artis* to himself, as he anxiously
unlocked the door of the studio, “for I
cannot let tr.y work remain at the little
wo’eh’s merry !’’ But t > hts surprise and
relief h" found her sound asleep, exactly
' where In had placed her, and holding the
looking-glass in her bands. Not a thing 1
h-d been touched by her in the artist’s
absence. “Thu fact is,” continued the'
' cynic, “that the ugly little beast, as vain ]
as her sox entitles her to he, had been so !
enraptured with her own beauty, and that
of her finery, that she had remained
through the entire day, absorbed in the i
contemplation of her charming self in the 1
little hand glass. Now tell me,” he add- ]
ed, triumphantly appealing to his listeners
“does anybody believe that a male mon
key would have parsed a whole afternoon
in gazing at himself in a mirror, and can
anybody doubt, after such a proof to the
Contrary, iha vanity is the ruling passion
of flic female sex ?”
Subaqueous Apparatus— An inge
nieus apparatus lor enabling persons to
remain under water, or in places filled
with deleterious gases, has been contrived
by a French inventor. The apparatus]
consu ls simply of a piece of wood having
the form and dimensions of the human
mouth when open. To this piece of wood
two india-rubber tubes are fixed, of any
length, accord tig to the exigencies of the
ease. The man engaged iu the operation
is furiii"r provided with a nosc-piucher.
or instrument- far compressing the nostrils,
so as to prevent the introduction of the
deleterious gas or of water, ns the case i
may he. The operator puts the piece of!
word into his mouth, and puts on the nose j
pineher. Ho stops up one of the orifices 1
with his tongue, anti inhales pore air]
from the other; after which fie shifts his
totigup on.the lat er orifice, and exhales]
his breath through the other. He con-j
tinues tims regularly shifting his tnugne j
from one orifice to the other, in rlie order j
of the inspirations und expirations; hut I
even a mistake would he of little uouso- ;
quenee.
&oi" A schooner captain, noted fur bis
parsimony, was one day waited upon by |
his cook, who informed him that the crew i
wore in a state of dissatisfaction, border- i
ing on mutiny, in consequence-of their]
being compelled to subsist on sueh u soau
ty supply ol provision. “What ! ' thun
dered the eniaged skipper, “have the un
grateful scoundrels the audacity to assort
that they do no not get enough to eat?—
(fonfound their insatiable gluttony !
(Jive ’em three herrings for dinner, Joe !
Give them three herrings, and let ’em |
bust, blast- 'em t”
Faust.
That some such person as Faustu* has
I existed, is assorted in'the most direct man
ner by writers who profess to have cou
; versed with him. Among those eye wit
j nessses are Philip Melanethon, the great
reformer, and Conrad Gesiter, (1561,) aod
oven in Luther’s ‘.‘Table Talk’’ locution is
made of Dr. Faustus as a man irretrieva
bly lost. The following is the story of
Faust on which Goethe bases his poem.—
Doctor Johann Faust is a prominent char
acter of the national and popular poetry
ofGormauy. According to popular tradi
ditioa, he was a celebrated necromancer,
bum about A. U 1480, at Kniltlingeu, or
Kutidiiugon, iu Wurtemberg, Ho is said
to have studied magic at Cracow. Hav
ing uiastorel all ilic secret sciences, he
was seized with gloomy dissatisfaction at
the shallowness of human knowledge, and
with an intense lunging after a mure ele
vated kind of mental and physical enjoy
ment, ho conjured the Evil One, und
! made an agreement with him, according
to which the devil was to servo Faust for
lufi twenty-four years, obeying all bis be
hests, and at the expi atiou of the term
Faust’s soul was to fie delivered to eternal
, damnation.
I Thu contract, signed by Faast with his
■ own fiiood, contained the following five
conditions: “1, bo shall renounce God
and all celestial hosts; 2, ho shall be an
| enemy of all mankind; 2, lie shall not
j obey priests; 4, he shall not go to church
i and partake uf the holy sacraments ; 5, he
shall shun wedlock.” Faust having sign
j od this agreement, Satan sent him a spfr
i ilus /a miliar is, (Mephistophelos, Msphis
i tophiils, or Meptiiscophiles,) a devil “who
; likes to live among men.” Faut now be
gun a brilliant worldly-career. He revel
led in ail manner of sensual enjoyment of
i which his attentive devil servant, with an
inexhaustible fertility of imagination, was
always inventing not? and more attractive
torms. When remorse tormented Faust
and surfeit led him M sober reflection,
j Mephistopboles diverted him with all
| kinds of curious deviltries. . Faust fro-
I quently joine 1 in them, and applied his
suporna'nra! puw -rs to the most astonish
ing feats of witchcraft. This period of his
cav>cr is embellished by popular poetry
with numerous com.cal tricksaud miracu
| lu'ts foati.
Finally, the term of twenty-four years
' drawing to its close, remorse and fear
1 overpower him completely; as a lust re
! sort he seeks relief and salvation from
priests, but nothing avails him. All flee
from the doomed man. Midnight ap
proaches; an unearthly noise is heard
: from Faust’s room, the howling of a storm
i which shakes the house, to its very foun
dation, demoniacal laughter,.cries of pain
1 and anguish, a piercing, heart-rending call
for help, followed by the stillness of death.
: Next morning they find Faust’s room
: empty, but on the floor aud walls evidence
of a violent struggle, piols of blood and
shattered brains; the corpse itself, man
gled in a most horrible manner, they find
upon u dunghill.
An Intelligent Warrior.
The coloied individuals known as the
“intelligent contraband,” has doubtless
enlisted, and has been keeping guard at
the Covington Ferry, as will bo seen by
the following, which occurred there a day
or two since :
A merchant doing business iu this city,
but who rejoices in the possession of an
“Old Kentucky Home,” which he visits
about twice a week, started with a small
valise to cross the river. Arrived upon
the opposite side, he was confronted by a j
; bayonet, behind which he recognized the
sombre shadow of th countenance of one j
of onr American brethren of African de
scent, and at the same time lie was brought j
up standing, by bearing the utterance of an |
imperious /•li% !” Aud the gentleman ]
baited.
“What hab you got dar ?” questioned I
the sable warrior, pointing to the suspi
cious valise.
‘ Three dirty shirts, four pairs of socks,
a comb, tooth brush and a buttle of Hia
watha,” was the reply.
“Whar am your permit to bring dem ar
titles into Kalmuck f” demanded the vi
gilant sentry.
The gentleman was nonplussed for a
moment, when a happy idea struck him,
or rather be struck a happy idea.— 1
T-.king from bis pneketbook a promissory 1
note for §l3O, be handed it to the “ialelli- |
gent contraband,” who, after regarding]
the document upside down with profound
attention, returned it exclaiming us fie re
covered arms, “all korreot, you may pass.
Cincinnati paper
A Weather Item —The court was
called. There was a cloud upon the brow
of the judge. Silence rained William
Mulligan was hailed , hut William was
mist. The judge thundered. The prose
cuting attorney stormed. The jury's la
bors lightened. William Mulligan mis- \
.-.led 1
A woman who recently had her 1
butt-,r seized by the clerk of the market]
for short weight, gave ns a reason that j
the cow from which t4ie butter was made]
was subject to a cramp, and that caused |
the butter to shrink in weight.
Itas“ A sympathetic individual iu De
troit, having heard that the substitute he
“sent to tlie war was wounded, took to Lis
bed, from which he will pet up and take
to crutches us the proxy recuperates. He
will claim a pension slioul 1 his man be
discharged or disabled.
VOL. VIII.—NO. 46.
The Showman's Courtship.
BY ARTEMTJS WARD.
Then was many affbctin lies which
,; made me hanker around artor Betsy Jane.
Her father’s farm jined ouVu ; their cows
; and oura squenoht their thurst at the same
, j spring, our old marcs both had stars on
• their tarrards'; the measels broke oat in
. j both fitmerlies at nearly the same period;
. I our parents (Betsy’s and mine) slept rag
i ularly every Sunday in the same meotin
house, and the nabers used to observe—
“ How thick the Wards and Beasleys
. air?’’’ It was a sublime site, in the
Spring of the year, to see our several moth
, ers, (Betsy’s and mine,) with their
, gowns pinned up so they couldn’t sile cm,
affeohunately bilin soap together and a
boozm the aabers.
Altho I hunkered intensely artor the
, otijeck of my affeeshuns, I dursn’l toll
her of the tires which was rajin in my
manly Buzzum. I'd try ta do it but my
’ lung would kii wollop up agin the roof of
my inowtli & slick tbar, like doth to a
deceased African, or a country post-master
to his offn, while my hart whanged agin
my ribs like a ole fashioned Plain again a
, barn 11 ire.
Twas a cann still night in Jonn. All
natur was hu-dit un i nary softer disturbed
| the screen silons. I sat with Betsy Jana
lon the fence of father's pistur. We’d
boon rompiti threw the wools, pullin flow
ers and driving would chuck from bis na
tive liir(so tosptak) with long sticks.
W ill, we sot there on the fence, a swing
ia our feet two and fro, blushing as rod as
the Baldiosvillo skoal bouse when it was
fust pairfte 1, and lookin very cimpie, I
I make no doubt. My loft arm was oke
■ pied in buluosin myself on the tense, while
my rite was wound lovingly round her
waste.
I cleared my throat and tremble!aly sed,
“Betsy, you’re a Gazelle "
I thought that air putty fine. I waited
to see the efifeck it w mid have upon her.
It evidently didn't fetch her, for she up
and sed,
“You're a sheep ! ’
Sez I, “Betsey, I think very muchly
of you.
“1 don’t b’leeve a word you say-so
j there now cum 1” with which observation
j she hituhoi away from me.
j “I wish thar was winders to my Sole,”
j sed I, “o that you could see some of toy
j foelins. There’s tire eiiutf in here,’' Bed
i I, strikin my bazzuni with my fist, “to
[ bile all the corn beef and turnips in tbo
naberbood. Versoovius and tbo Critter
j ain’t a ciroumstans.”
S She bowed her bead down and coin
j menced ebatvin the strings of her son bo
net.
“Ar, coold you no the sleeplis nites I
wory threw on your account—bow vittles
has ceased to be attractive to me, & bow
ray liras has shrunk up—you wouldn’t
dowt me. G ize on this wastin form and
these ’ere sunken cheeks’—
I should have continnered ou in this
strane probly for s >ma time, but unfortu
nitly I lost my bulluns and fell over iuto
the pasture kersmash, tarin my close and
severely daraugiu myself gineraly. *
Betsy Jane sprung to my assistance in
dub e quick time, and dragged me 4tb
' Then drawio up to her full bite she sed,
“I won’t listen to your noncents any
longer. Jest say rite strate out what
you're drivin at. If you mean getting
hitched, I’M is I’’
I considered that enuff for all practical
; purposes, and we proceeded am ejitly to the
parson’s, and was made 1 that very nite.
Simplicity in Style.—A letter fill
| into my band* which a Scutch servant girl
| had written to her lover, [ts style charm
jed me. It was fairly inimitable ; I won
| ii-rod how, in her oirourastances in life,
.-he could have acquired so elegant ami
i perfect a stylo. I showed the letter to
some of my literary friends in New York,
and they unanimously agreed that it was
a model of beauty and elegance. I then
determined to solve my mystery, ami ask
ed how it was tint in her humble circum
stances in life she had acquired u stylo so
beautiful that the most cultivated minds
could nbt but iidmito it. “Sir,” she said
‘•I came to this country four years agf>7 —
Then 1 did not know how to read or write.
Buf since then I have .earned how to read
i and write, but I have not learnt how to
i spoil; so always, when I sit down to write
! a letter, I choose those words are so
(short and simple that I am sure I know
how to spell them.” There was the whole
secret. • The reply of this simple-minded
Scotch girl condenses a world of rhetoric
into a nutshell. Simplicity is beauty,—
Simplicity is power. — FiU Green Hxl-
Icc/e.
fit®" - A Cockney tourist met a Scottish,,
lassie going b irefoot towards Glasgow.—
“Lassie,” said he, I should like to know
I if all the people in these parts go bare
| foot ?” “Part of ’em do, ami the rest of
| ’em mind their own business,” was tbo
| rather settling reply.
t&“ Mrs. Partington is of the opinion
(that Mount Vesuvius should take sarsa
| purilla to cure itself of eruption. The
] old lady thinks it has been vomiting so
] long nothing else w./uld stay on its stum
! aoh.
The selectmen of Welles, Me., have
been fined si<smi costs each for notallow
j ing a colored man to vote at the recent
j State election.

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