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$1.50 PER ANNUM. 8188 & CO. Baltimore Stove House, No. 39 light street, Ttu? season is now at hand to bnv your STOVRS, FURN A' ES, RANGES, &c Also look ami wlial repairs you want 1 clone to your stoves, and send in your or ders early, that we may execute them at once. Further delay may cause you in convenience. Don’t forget that we are still selling that matchless Fire place Stove the j t . “OEM,” c To heal Is*. 2d and 3d stories, at a re duced price, and also the Rn-improved | “OLD DOMINION” Cook Stove, that has so nobly stood the ter*, over all com- ' petitors. Send in vour orders early to BIRR & CO., Baltimore Stove House, j , 39 Light street, Baltimore. N. ii.—Old Stoves and Iron taken in exchange. o7 j Franklinville Store 3 Baltimore County. i ll KEEP constantly on hand a large ami I well assorted slock of all kinds oi' Goods adapted to the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, sashe* rtroTiONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles ; necessary to a well assorted stock, r.ll of which will he sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a tine market for carcvx&r for which the Irighfgl friers will he paid. The public are invited to call. 1e215 MEW SO CBS, ‘ 5 THE undersigned have just received a * large ami well selected slock of Goods ; suitable for the season. They are con- 1 stantly making up the neatest work, and i the newest anil most fashionable style of i Bonnots for the Spring and Sum- . rfier, to which they invite the alien- t lion of the citizens of the town and I the surrounding c millrv. They also de- i sire an occasional call from their Bahimore ; friends, when they wain soini'ihing of ex tra style nml finish, as they are aware that . the umlersigneil can ami will lake pleasure’ | in pulling up wink of 1 luii description. i In addition to nil styles of Bonnets, | they keep constantly on hand a variety of , LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S 1 SMALL WARS, ! Such as Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, i Suspenders, and many other articles in i the Notion line. 1 1 Thankful for the liberal patronage here- i tofore given the (inn, they expect by strict | attention to business to merit its contiiin-! i ance. 1 * M. J. WHIG IIT & MITCHELL, 1 Washington street, two doors north of i the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s j( Hotel, Havrb-de-Grace. sep2s | FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! j! WE are at all times paying in cash 1 Port Deposits prices lor 11 i GRAIN, AT Dim WAREHOUSE IS , liapidum, Harford County, Md. Have, also on hand a large and well se- 1 lected slock of LUMBER We'l seasoned and of good ijuality. FINE BONE, GUANO, PHOSPHATE, P2.AST2a £-i BALT, Constantly on hand. Farmers will find it to their interest to give us a call. ANDREW ABELS. ju26 Agent for Davis 8c Pugh. BRANDREIH'S PULS, ~ THE Weak, Ihe Consumptive, Rheuma tic, < 'nstive, Bilious and Delicate, after some days’use will lind renewed strength and lile pervade every organ of their, frames. Every dose makes the blood purer.— Tue nerves commence in the arteries and terminate in the veins. These pills, as a first effect, act upon the arteiial blood, in creasing Hie circulation, by which impuri ties are deposited in the veins, anil they throw off such collections into the (towels, which organs, by the energy derived from Branilreth’s Pills, expel them front the system. When first used, the Pills may occasion griping and even make die pa tient feel wotse. This is an excellent sign, and shows the disease will soon I e cured. No great good is often achieved without some trouble in its attainment, ami ibis rule applies to the recovery ol health. For sale by ail respectable dealers in ; MtdMNaw mr'2.7 ( "LET US (JUNG TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” Tr E ms AN3 INTELLIGENCER IS rCBI.ISIIEIt EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, nv BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCR, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL HE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser- i 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. ; ILctital. /hr the jKyiti and JntclHyenctr . THE LIGHT OF THE WOULD. BV LAVRA A. M. "I ant come a light into the world, that who-1 soever believeth on me should not abide in dark. I ness.” —John xii: 40. Light of Heaven ! Oh, how cheering Are those beams that Jesus sends ; If we ever love and fear Him, He will be with us to the end. Precious words by Jesus spoken, “I am tile light,” and darkness broken. Light of life ! It is thy Spirit, Sited in every darkened heart; Oh, that light may we inherit, While we live from Thee apart. May >ve still Thy promise cherish— “ Believe in Me, thou sfialt not perish." Jesus, keep onr spirits pure, - With the brightness of Thy love j Let Thy liglil with us endure, Fit us for Thy courts above: May our liglil he ever burning, Waiting for our Lord's returning. Plum menu y, Harford Co., Md. IPisttllaiufftts. The Dress Reform — Experience of an Apostle. A lady who has taken a promineit* i prac ion I part in iho dress reform, which has on ated considerable excitement within the past few years, delivered uu address upon the subject before the. Dress ll forni rs’ Convention in New York. By the billowing report of what she said it will tie seen that tier experience in the reform dress was not of the most agreeable char acter: The present system of Iress for women, she claimed, is totally, radically wrong. Health is sacrificed to the demands of fashion. The Waist, containing the essen-1 t.al organs of vitality, is compressed in •such a manner that disease and debility eauuol fail to result. In fact, woman's! life, owing to the present style of her dress, is so tormented by the various diseases 1 that are peculiar to her, that it becomes, I not a matter of enjoyment, hut of endur ance. The shoulders are often left hare, inviting chills. The vital organs are com pressed till they cun no longer operate healthfully. Tite lower limbs are but ! very thiit ly clad, and the main dress is kept from protecting them by lumps, which leaves a large space for the cold air to chill her. The skirts and hoops de pend, not as they should, from the shoul ders, but from b.iuds around (be body above the hips, thus bearing down upon delicate internal organs, and producing almost numberless complaints that make woman’s life a miserable endurance.— While strong, sturdy man wears sensible dress, titling close to his body from neck to ankles, women are expected to live with such a dress as this. The difficulty is, that while man’s dress is adapted to his form, us it. should be, woman adapts I her form to the providing style of dress.— i It is llie altar upon which thousands’ of her sex are yearly sacrificed; the great Mogul before which she bows in almost worship; the Juggernaut under whose j wheels her life is slowly crushed out! As 1 to tho dress for her feet, there has been | ! much improvement. God bless the man j that invented high Balmoral gaiters with I i thick solos. | This, then, being the ease with regard | to woman’s dress, the question was bow should it be remedied '! The reform dress supplied a Vemedy. The reform dress j consists, first, of woolen or canton flannel drawers, extending fully from the neck to i the ankles, and neatly adapted to the con figuration of her physique. They should i he tied at the lower extremities about the [ ankles. Next, two pairs of stockings, > woolen b'dng worn next the feet and white I i cotton over them. A neat pair of panta loons is the next garment. The dress ' proper should bo neatly made, coming just a little below the knees. She had seen some iimdo almost like a man’s coat, and most iiltouiinably ugly, but there was no need ot sacrificing taste io any such man ner. Toe hat should be made to protect tiie head like a man’s hat, though of a soiiietviiar. Hifiereut shape, ami the shoes should tie thick soled. In snob a dress a woman could ir p op and downstairs with | the agility of agin; could climb faces! ! or hitis. nr work in the flower garden witn j unnecessary fatigue. Perhaps they would ask her, if the re ! form dress was such an improvement over ! ilie ordinary styl', why she did not wear! it nets. if. cine had worn it for two long ' years, and had suffered mentally in cd-| BEL AIR. Ml). FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER IC, 1564. 8! qiienee, as she hoped no other rimnn over would The fact was, in a city like this it required more than tlie courage ~f a martyr to oppose public opinion in such a manner. She iiad maintained courage ' to a g cater endurance than would bone- 1 cessary to lay her head upon the scaffold ; Site had worn the reform dress as a matter of conscientious duty. Hut in these mat ters women needed the countenance and approval of public opinion and of the op posite sex. She had had approval at home—the approval of her noble and man ly companion, thm whom God never made a nobler or more sympathetic man. She had been subjected to many insults by rude and ill-bred persons when wearing the reform dress. On Broadway or Fifth avenue she had met with nothing worse than prolonged staring, but on other streets little ill-bred street boys would |i boot and cry at her, sometimes throwing chips, and twitebing bur dress from be hind, and then arranging themselves in a row across the side-walk, in front of her. ! and skipping backwards as she walked, i with shouts aod laughter and exola- ■ mations of wonder. 'Rowdies on hotel i steps and street corners would make re-1 marks as she passed, of so insulting and j 1 obscene a character, as to make every ! 1 drop of blood thrill with horror, and al- ■ most cause her to wish to sink out of i sight. Lost women would avoid her, and . point their polluted lingers at her as she i passed, as if she wore a thing more vile • than they. Suspicious policemen would ; i sometimes follow her for blocks at a dis- j i tancc, just to keep a watchful eye upon t her. Richly dressed ladies would draw 1 1 aside their skirts as if to touch her gar- | ■ monks as she passed were contamination. i' There was a ridiculous aspect, too, 1 ’ which had often excited her risibilities as 1 1 much as it embarrassed her. Some years i ago, when Baronin exhibited his “what is ! it,’’ she heard (he questions asked scores I of times by ladies and gentlemen behind ■ her on the sidewalk, “Do look at that!— i What m iff” When the Japanese were here, wearing their queer buggy pantaloons, the cry ehuiigi'd to “See here; here goes one of tho Jap muse, ’’ and curious crowds would gather around and follow her, making the queerest remarks, supposing she could not understand the English language. Moth ers would call the attention of their li'tle children to ’■ Japanese Tommy,’’ and much wonder was expressed that he looked so ' much like an American. Later, when the war broke out, she j oneo heard the question, “what’s that?” to which an ither replied, “I guess thure goes a secessionist.” | At another time as she passed two fast youug men on the str et corner, one of litem gave a prolonged whistle and said to the other, “Chaw me up, Tom, but 1 couldn’t guess what that is.” These were specimens of the trials to ■ which she was subjected while wearing the reform dross. Few women, she be-| lieved, could sustain themselves against such an overwhelming public opinion i There w re some who did, but sho thought she noticed’ that it was destructive to woman’s peculiar aid delicate loveliness j and amiability that belongs to her sex, i and fostered a hardness cf temper and in-i I sensibility to public opini u that, was as j unbecoming as it was undesirable, [f ox-! eluded her to u great extent, from society,) and thus denied to her many o( the social i pleasures that woman so much enjoys. In j fact, the mental agony that she experieu- j oed was ten times greater than the benefit) she derived from wearing short skirts.— i After much thought on the subject, there- ! fore, she gave up the theory of duty, and j believe ! the proper consideration of it was to regard it as a raero matter of oonveni- j race. From that time sho wore long j skirts again, merely taking care to have the dress loose about the wai -I, still wear- ■ lug the drawers and under-clothing cf the | reform dress. Living Diamonds. M I’asleur has placed under the eyes of j his colleagues of the French Academy, aj | a little flock of six insects from Mexico, : J which had great success from the curiosity I which they inspired.' These insects are rather largo—three j centimetres long, at least—of a chocolate | 1 brown color and are pyrophorous, or at. | I least, lueiferous. They have, in effect,! above their eyes, two sorts ef luminous! ! protuberances of great brilliancy, which i make them resemble opals of the great j est purity. The effulgence shed in dark ness by these organs, the nature and com i position of which arc not yet known, is sufficient, it appears, to admit of reading i by its light. Under certain circuiustau j ces, tho insect, can, at will, disguise its I light, by means of a membrane which ( it draws over it, Tiie Mexican ladies use this beetle as an \ ‘ ornament. Jt is called Curnjn by the; Spanish, which is easily understood on ! beholding it, for there are no precious | stones to be compared for color, purity, and luminous lustre, with the prutuber- j auces of this insect. This insect, once | captured, becomes an object of the great est care and solicitude. Inclosed in cages | of very line brass ware, the vueujoi are led | on fragments of sugarcane, or leaves of maize, and bathed in pure water twice u day. This last precaution is indispensable ' to the preservation of their health. The i j hath replaces the morning and evening dew. Tie M xictui pyroplmrs, whisii live ! iu considerable quantities in the environs j 1 ufVeraCrtu where the Indians take them 1 ■ by balancing coals healed to a white heat j at the end of a stick, thus become real do- j mestic animals. They deserve better than any other creature the title of ornamental. They are jewels, without need of using metaphor to give them that name. To use them in dross, they are placed in the evening in little bags of light tulle, and then disposed, according to the taste of the wearer, upon tho skirts of dresses, like diamonds, and mingled with artificial flowers and humming-birds’ feathers.— Ladies also plane them in their hair by means of pins passed between tho head of the insect and its corslet, an operation which is harmless tp the insect, as may be seen by any one who has played with tho stag-beetle in childhood. Private Letter of Gen. Lee. The original of the following left r was found at Arlington House by a Federal soldier : Arlington House, ) April 5, 1832. ) J// Dear Son —l am just in the act of leaving homo for Now Mexico. My line old regiment has been ordered to that distant region, and I must hasten on to see that they arc properly oared for. I have but little to add in reply to your let- j ters of March 20, 27 and 28. Your I letters breathe a true spirit of frankyf ucss; they have given rayaelf and your ( mother great pleasure. You must study j to be frank with the world j frankness is the child of honesty and courage. Say just what you mean to do on every occa sion, and take it for granted you mean to do right. If a friend asks a favor you should grant it, if it is reasonable; if not, tell him plainly why you cannot— you will wrong him and wrong yourself by equivocation of auy kind. Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one; the man who requires you to do so is dearly purchased at a sacrifice. Deal kindly, hut firmly, with all your class mates, you will find it the policy which wears best. Above all, do appear to others that which you am not. If you have any fault to find with any one, tell him, not others, of what you complain, there is no more dangerous experiment than that of undertaking to be one thing before a man’s face and another behind tiis hack. We should live, act, and say nothing to the injury of any one It is not only best as a matter of principle, but it is the path to peace and honor. In regard to duty, lot me, in conclu -1 shin of this hasty letter, inform you that nearly a hundred years ago there was a ’ j day of remarkable gloom and darkness— still known as tiie dark day—a day win n the light of the sun was slowly extinguish i ed, as if by an eclipse. The Legislator" i of Connecticut, was in session, and its : iiiembers saw the unexpected unacouunta ble darkness coming on, they shared in the g.-nural terror. It was supposed by \ many that the last day—the day of jndg j ■ meat—had come. Some one in the con- I | siernatum of the hour, moved an adjourn- ] ment. Then there arose an old Puritan i legislator, Davenport of Stanford, and said 1 that if tho last day had come, ho desired to be found at his place doing his duty, and therefore, moved that candles be brought in so that the house cou'd pro ceed with its duty. Duty, then, is thc sublimest word in our language. Do your j duty in all things like old Puritan. You ! cannot do more; you shall never wish to (doLss. Never let me and your mother j j wear one grey hair fur any lack of duty j on your part. Your affectionate father, It. E Lee. To G. W. Custis Lee. Historical Facts. The following is a list, of the Presiden a j and Vice Presidents of tho United States, |as well as those who were candidates for j each office, since the organization of the | j Government: 1789.—George Washington and John | j Adams, two terms, no opposition. 1797.—J0hn Adams, opposed by Thos. j j Jefferson, who, having tho next highest! , electoral vote, became Vice President 1801.—Ttiomas Jefferson and Aaron j ; Burr; beating John Adams and Charles j ' <J. Pinckney. 1805 —Thomas Jefferson and George ! I Clinton ; beating Charles C. Pinckney and j ■ Ruins King. 1809 —James Madison and Geo. Ulin- \ | ton; beating Uhas. 0. Pinckney. 1813—James Madison and Eibridge Gerry ; beating I)t Witt Clinton 1817. —James Monroe and Daniel D. | Tompkins ; beating Rufus King. 1821.—James Monroe and Daniel D. | Tompkins ; beating John Q. Adams. 1823—John Quincy Adams and John j 0 Calhoun; beating Andrew Jackson, j Henry Clay and Mr. Crawford—there be-1 mg four candidates lor President, and Al- j i bt-rt Gallatin for Vi e President. 1829.—Andrew Jackson and John C. i | Calh uu ; beating John Quincy Adams j ' and Richard Rush. | 1833.—Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Bun n ; beating Henry Clay, John !FI yd and Win. Wirt, for President; and i J VV .n. Wiikins, John Sergeant and Henry | Lte, for Vice President. 1837.—Martin Van Burcn and Richaid j !M. Johnson ; ‘‘beating William Henry! Harrison, Hugh L. White, aud Daniel , Websti r, for President, and John Tyler I . for Vice President. 1811.—Win Henry Harrison and John | 1 Tyler; heating Martin Van Boren and | ; Littleton W. Tazewell. Harrison died ! one mouth after his inauguration, and John Tyler became Prcsideul fur the re | mainder of the term. j 1845 —James K. Polk and George M. Dallas; boating Henry Clay and Theodore Frelinghuysen. 1819,—Zachary Taylor and Millard Fillmore; beating Lewis Cass and Martin Van Burou for President, and William O. | Butler and Charles F. Adams for Vico President. Taylor died JulyOtb, 1850, and Fillmore became President. 1853.—Franklin Pierce and Wm. 11. King, beating Winfield Scott and W. A. Graham. 1857.—James Buchanan and John (5, Breckinridge ; beating John C. Fremont and Millard Fillmore for President, and Wm. L. Dayton and A. J. Donaldson for Vice President. 1801.—Abraham Lincoln and Hanni bal Hamlin ; beating John Bell, Stephen A. Douglas and John C. Breckinridge for President, and Edward Everett, Herschel V. Johnson and Joseph Lane for Vice President. 1805.—Abraham Lincoln for Presi dent, ami Andrew Johnson fur Vice Presi dent; elected in tho fall of ’O4, over Goo. B. McClellan for President, and George H. Pendleton for Vice President. Waterford Fifty Year* Ago. The following extract, which we take from the “Observations on the State of Ireland, by J. C. Gut wen, Esq., M.P.P.,’’ I written in 1813, shows what was the state of this city fifty years ago : “Waterford, as a commercial place, has an appearance of opulence superior to any of the seaports wo have visited. The breweries and distilleries are extensively 1 employed; the slaughtering trade has greatly increased of late years ; seventy- j five thousand pig have been exported to 1 England in one year to be there cured and dried. .The agricultural produce alone exported from Waterford yearly amounts to three millions sterling. In 1776 Mr. : Young states that fifty thousand casks of butter, containing a hundred weight each, j were then sent from this port; at present | that number is nearly doubled. The! American and Newfoundland trades have , a'so been considerable.’’ We ffiar we cannot, now say that ‘Wa terford has an appearance of opulence su- j peri or it any of the other seaports.” The ! distilleries have disappeared, the sugar ro-1 fineries are closed, the glass manufacture is discontinued, the Newfoundland trade hasi greatly diminished, there arc no exports, j and the imports are confined to a few cargoes of fish per annum. The Ameri can trade is confined to the import of timber, and it is not more than one fourth of what is used to be. The export ol live pigs in 1803 was 09,521, being less than in 1813. The export of butter last year was 201.852 firkins, being equal to about 200,090 cwt. Thus, notwithstand ing the tacilitics of intercourse by rail ways, the ti lde of Waterford lias declined ; j thus showing that the produce of the land which supplied that trade Inis been seri ously reduced. Water/onl Mail. Cutting a Linn's Claws. The Brussels journals give an account j of a curious surgical operation just per- ! formed on the groat African lion belong- j ing to the Zoological Society of that city. For some time past the animal has been suffering from disease iu tho feet, which necessitated the cutting of his claws.— Iu order to do this.without danger, a large box was prepared with a grated bottom, covered by a wooden floor, which could be withdrawn so as to allow the lion’s feet | to pass between tho bars. The top of the box was also made to descend by means of screws, so as to press on the animal, and j prevent it from drawing in its feet.— When the lion had entered the box, the latter was turned on its side and the sli-[ ding bottom withdrawn. The paws then ; slipped between the bars, and tire screws i i above were tightened. M. Thieruasso, ! assisted by five pupils of the veterinary j School, then proceeded to cut away the j claws. The patient bore the operation tolerably well, only uttering a short roar I occasionally, and seemed relieved when i the first paw had been cut and dressed j A keeper, to whom the lion is much at tached, sat near its head, and endeavored I to calm it by talking, evidently not,with- I out effect. The operation was successfully | performed, and there is every reason' to | beiieve that the cure will be complete. The Alvs.—At first the Alps disap point travellers. They expect something | up in Hie skies, and are surprised to tied | that they can look at the highest suimiiits i without sticking their chins up into the j air. That tho range crossed by the Stm ! plon and St. Gothard roads ! Pheugh I j Aud they sneeze at it it with distant dig i dam. But they approach, and the fea tures grow ; they lose sight of (he sum | units; they mount; at last they begin to i descend ; hue still the hills shut them in, aud at last, when they issue in the plains of Italy and look hank at the jagged ridge which shows itself against the sky, aud remember the hours of wind aud snow i they spent in passing them, though by the I simplest, easiest road, they pay a late tri | bate of complimentary retrospect to the j loftiest mountain range iu Europe. - Didn’t Want to Go. —A Jerseyroan was very sick, and was not expected to | recover. His friends got arouud his bed | and one of them said : “John, do you feel willing to die ?” John “made an effort” to give his views on the subject, aud answered with his fee ble voice— “1 —ihiuk—l'd rather stay—where— I’m better acquainted.” YOL. YIIL—NO. 61. The Lady’s Repentance. In the life of Dr. Raffles, just publish ed, the following s‘ory is told in connec tion with a preaching journey in 1814 : On our way from Wetn to Hawkestone we passed a house, of which Mr. Lee told' rao the following occurrence : I A young lady, the daughter of the own er of the house, was addressed by a man | who, though agreeable to her, was dts • liked by her father. Of course ho would not consent to their union, and she deter mined to elope. The night was fixed, the hour came, he placed a ladder to the win dow, and in a few minutes she was in his arms. They mounted a double horse, and were soon at some distance from the house. After a while the lady broke the silence by saying, “Well, you see what a proof I have given you of my affection; I hope you will make me a good husband." Ho was a surly fellow, and gruffly an swered, “Perhaps I may, and perhaps not.’’ She made him no reply, but, after a si lence of a few minutes, she suddenly ex claimed, “0, what shall we do '( I havo left my money at home in my room." * “Thon,” said ho, “we must go back and fetch it.” They were soon again at the house, the | ladder was again placed, the lady remount ed, while the ill natured lover waited bo ' low. But she delayed to come, and so ho gently called, “Are you coming ?” when she looked out of the window and said— “ Perhaps I may, and perhaps not;’’ then shut down the window, and left him to return upon the double horse alone.— Was not that a happy thought on the la dy’s part—a famous joke. The Hair. ;The quality and the color of the hair was a subject of speculative theory for the an cients. Lank hair was considered indica tive of pusilanimity and cowardice, yet the head of Napoleon was guiltless of a curl. Frizzly hair was thought an indication of coarseness and clumsiness. The hair most in esteem was that terminating in ringlets. Dares, the historian, states that Achilles aud Ajax and Teleraon hud curling locks ; such also was the hair of Timon, the Athe nian. As to the Kmperur Augustus, na ture had favored him with such redundant locks that no hairdresser in Romo could I produce the like. Auburn, or light brown hair was thought the most distinguished, or ; portending intelligence, industry, a peace ful dispositiou, as well as great susceptibil | ity to the tender passion. Castor and Pollux had brown hair, so also bad Mene laus. Black hair does not appear to have been esteemed by the Romans ; but rod was an object of aversion. Ages before the time of Judas, red hair was thought a mark of reprobation, both in the case of Typhon, who deprived his brother of the sceptro of Egypt, and Nebuchadnezzar, I acquired it in expiation of bis atrocities. Even the donkey tribe suffered from this ill-omened • visitation, according to the proverb of “wicked as a red ass.” Asses of that color wore held in such detestation j among the Copts, that every year they were in the habit of sacrificing one by I burling it from a high wall. A young lady advertises in the | Cleveland P/aintleuler for a young gentle j man to act as an amanuensis, lie mast jho able to write in cypher, and when not engaged he will be expected to read po etry with feeling, converse with ease, and bo able to play cribbage and backgammon. He must expect to be kissed when she is ' pleased, and cuffed when she is not; but as her temper is acknowledged to bo good, . there will be more kissing than cuffing.— . i There is a good chance for some adven . j tu.e loving gentleman. A CuANriMOTIU.iI. —As two urchins were trotting along together, one of them | fell and broke a pitcher ho was carrying, lie coniti.cmed crying, when the other 1 hoy asked him why ho took on so.— “Cause,” said he,, “when I pet home moth er will whip mo for breaking the mug,” “What!” said the other, “hain’t you got no grandmother living at your house?” | “No,” was the reply. “Well, I and I might break two mugs and thoy daren't whip ma.” * ..... ' Jgf A < main judge was reprimanding an attorney fir bringing several small suits into court, and remarked that it would ■ have been much better for all parties bad ; be persuaded Lis clients to leave their 1 cases to the arbitrament of two or three > honest men. “Please your honor,” re ; torted the lawyer, “they are so small we ■ do not choose to trouble honest meu with ' them.” . ■, + Paying Debts.—An Irish bank i* said to have averted a catastrophe by pay , ing ail the demands in red-hot sovereigns ! By the time the first creditor had made | some attempts to secure his nv ney, the , run upon the bauk bad become a ruu out [ of it, and by the time the sovereigns had , cooled the panic had cooled also. - i Loafers.—Different nations have dif ferent kinds of loafers. The Italian loaf ' er spends his time in sleeping—the Turk ish n dreaming —the Spanish in praying —the French in laughing—the English 1 in swearing—the Russian in gambling— ’ the Hungarian in smoking—the German lin drinking, aud—th* American in talk ing politics. , i “Paddy,” said a wag, “your ears . are too long.” “Divil a bit of thrubble cues that give me, but yours are too short - all.igit.her for the braying baste that yeen be.”