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$1.50 PER ANNUM. BIRR & CO. Baltimore Stove House, No. 39 LIGHT STREET, The season Is now at hand lo buv your STOVRS, KUKNAfES, RANGES, &.c.! Also look and see what repairs you want done to your stoves, and send in your or ders earl)’, 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 “oaaat,” To heat Ist, 2d and 3d stories, at a re duced price, and also the Re-improved “OLD DOMINION” Cook Stove, that has so nobly stood the test over all coin- i pelilers. Send in vour orders earlv to 8188 & CO., Baltimore Stove House, ]• 39Light street, Baltimore. N. B.—Old Stoves and Iron taken in | exchange. o7 | Franklinville Store Baltimore County. KEEP constantly pn hand a large and | well assorted stock ol all kinds of I Goods adapted lo the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, NOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles ; necessary to a well assorted slock, all ofj iwbich will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it alfords a line market for mmi zarara. for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 MEWIWfS. 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 B meets for the FALL and WIN ’ER, to which they invite the atten- I, n of.the citizens of the town and the surrounding country. They also de sire an occasional cull from their Baltimore friends, when they want something ofex-j tra style and finish, as they arc aware that; the undersigned can and will take pleasure j 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 £MAWfc WARS, Such as Ribbons, Lares,Gloves, Hosiery,! Suspenders, and many other articles in I the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronage here tofore given the firm, they expect by strict attention to business lo merit its continu ance. M. J. WRIGHT & MITCHELL, j Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s 1 Hotel, Havre-de-Gbace. scp2s FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE ! WE are at all times paying in t.sh Port Deposite prices for GRAIN, AT OUU WAREHOUSE IN Bapidum, Harford County, Md. . Have also on hand a large uud well se lected slock of UWBEft, 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 ABELS, jn26 Agent for Davis &. Pugh. BRANDRETH’S PILLS. THE Weak, the Consumptive, Rheuma tic, Costive, Bilious and Delicate, after J some days’use will find renewed strength nd life pervade every organ of their| frames. Every dose makes the blood purer.— Tne nerves commence in the arteries and terminate in the veins. These pills, as a first effect, act upon the arterial blood, in-' creasing the circulation, by which impuri ties are deposited in the veins, and they throw off such collections into the bowels,; which organs, by the energy derived from Brandreth’s Pills, expel them from the system. When first used, the Pills may occasion griping and even make the pa tient feel woise. This is art excellent j sign, and shows the disease will soon le cured. No great good is often achieved without some trouble in its attainment, and this rule applies to the recovery ol health. Fur sale by ail rtspactable dealers in ; “LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS TUB MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." THE /EBIS AND INTELLIGENCER 1H PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, nv BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL RE 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, $6.00; Twelve months, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $3 a year. No subscription, taken for less than a year. ■-■.■I.J--- --J '..J. ~_j; I SONG FOB THE FIBST OF JANUARY. ay HELEN AUUD6TA BBOWNE. Another year will fade to-day, Another year will flee away, With all its pleasures, hopes anil fears, To swell the list of by-gone years. j 'Twill drift away to “Isles that were,” | And rank among the treasures there ; | Be one, amid the banished throng, The waves of Time have borne along. 'Twill bear away some fairy scene, Some gilded hope, some cherished dream, Some pearly shell from off life’s shore, That wind and wave will not restore. ’Twill leave its traces on the heart, And write its records on the chart That inem’ry hangs for one and all, Amid the pictures of her hall. Another year has gone astray— Has glided to tiie Past to stay, > And left its ruins scattered o’er The shining sands along Life's shore. And years on years will follow on, Be added to the moments flown ; And each shall steal some joy away, Some cherished dream like this, to-day. And each shall blight some bnd of bloom, Shall bear some loved one to the tomb, Shall hush, for aye, some harp of song, Ai T'tter rust the chords among. Th er strive to live, So .mi cicn fleeting year may give Some good report of labor done, Someglad account of battle won. That when the last on cartli is fled, And we all numbered with the dead, We’ll meet where “partings are unknown,” An angel band around God’s throne. IPiscdlatucus. Tribute to the Late Chief Justice. We give in full the remarks of the Hon. Re verify Johnson, uc the meeting of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, iu honor ef the late Chief Justice Roger | B. Tauey. Mr. Chairman : As a member of the ! Maryland bar, with which the late Chief Justice was so long associated, it will uot, j I am sure, be esteemed obtrusive if I ask | permission to add my personal regrets to the general sorrow which the bar of the Union feels at his loss. In the beginning of my professional ca | reer, I soon learned the great excellence, 1 professional and social, of the deceased.— My first acquaintance with him dates back as far as 1815. Iu that year I was admit ted to practice in the Court of Appeals of my State. Its bar was then adorned by Winder, Dorsey, Harper, Pinkney and Marlin, all of them men of profound legal learning, some of them of dazzling aud extraordinary eloquence. Without mean ing iu the slightest degree to detract from the reputation of their brethren iu other. States, for in all at that time, there was, as there have been since, men of distin guished ability, I think 1 am safe iu say ing that they were at least the equals of the most eminent of the profession, Lo the galaxy of talent Mr. Taney shoue with a splendor thaL challenged. admira- j lion, and made him,% the opinion of all, their equal. Whilst enjoying the confi dence of his other brethren aud admitted lo be every way their peer, he was espe cially dear to his juniors. It was my good fortune to have his confidence and his friendship almost from the first, and great ly did 1 f rofit by it. Often bis associate, I end olten bis opponent, I bad constant op | portuuitics ol judging of Lis legal learning, [ of bis ability in its use, iindtbe fair and ele vated grounds upon which he ever acted. |ln neither relation is it possible t > exag j gerate his excellence. In those respects he was a model that his elder coemporuries were proud of, and his juniors admired and kept before them as an example. In social life be was us attractive as he I I was instructive and eminent in profession- j al life. No one knows this better, Mr. ; Chairman, than you and I do. During | ; L e many years of his practice at the Bul ’ timoro bar, and after his elevation to the bench; whilst he continued a resident of our city, we, iu common with all of our brethren, (for he wHs kind to all,) had constant opportunities of witnessing his demeanor, causing us to esteem him as much as a mao as we admired him as a ' lawyer and a judge. Of his eminence in the latter character, in this presence, it is idle to speak. All of those who are around me to pay fitting respact t> his memory, have been them- I ■ Ives, during the sessions of the Supreme ! Court, the daily observers of it. In every I thing be said from the bench, and iu his fuuitdnu'oouduol as its chief, all saw how PEL AIR. MI). FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 6, 1865. peculiarly fitted he was for his high office, i Whilst his mind evidently was as capable of mastering, and uniformly mastered, the great, the momentous judicial questions i which were often before him, it was as ea- i pable of solving, and did solve, the min utest which the rules of practice involved, and upon the correctness of which so much i ot a judge’s usefulness depends. i At a recent meeting of our own bar, i Mr. Chairman, you will remember that I 1 deemed it. due to his character to vindi- j cate it from an imputation utterly unjust, | I because utterly false. It is not amiss to j i repeat it here. In the opinion that he de- j ( livered in the Dred Scott case, speaking! of the African race in this country, he i I said “they had no rights which the white i j man was bound to respect.” Relying on j i j this extract alone, though knowing that it j i is but the part of a sentcuoe, by a certain j i j class ho has been denounced in bitter and | 1 malignant terms as entertaining the inbu- i I man sentiments that the words taken by i i themselves convey ; and this, too, although i ) it is perfectly manifest from what ho said i immediately before and after, that he meu i tiooed the fact not to justify, but to de plore it. i He gave it as an historical fact, and the archives, legislative and judicial, of all the colonies, at, and for some years after < i our Declaration of Independence, prove | beyond all doubt that in that age the race | was so estßemed. So far from entertain- _j iug himself any such opinion, long before | that ease was decided he hud manumitted i the slaves that he owned, that they might ; have rights which all men would bo bound to respect, and never declined to give bis professional aid to such of (he race as ap plied to the courts to secure the rights of freedom. The charge is but one of the many calumnies with which the prejudi j ces or passions of podtical partisans in times of high excitement, cause them, in , total disregard of truth, to fill the public , ear. lu tins instance I suppose, for a l time, and with a certain portion of our j people, it answered its purpose. But, if not already, it will bo hereafter forgotten, and fair and intelligent men of the future, as do those of the present day, should they ever refer to it, will only marvel that an accusation so wholly groundless could at any time have been listened to by bon- j ost men, even for a moment, with any thing but disgust and indignation. Mr. Chairman : I ask the patience of yourself and the meeting a few moments longer to defend our late chief from a charge of a different character. This, perhaps, may be thought superfluous, when it is known that, with many of the good and great men who made it and once believed it, his pure administration of his late office soon satisfied them that they had done him injustice. What I re fer to is hi* order as Secretary of the Trea sury in September, 1833, for the with drawal of the deposits from the late Bank of the United States. Mr. Duane, his im mediate predecessor in that department, on the 23d of that month was removed by President Jackson because he would not give the order, and it was alleged that Mr. Taney was appointed to bo the mere in strument iu that particular of the Presi dent’s will. In ibis as in the other in stance, though the parties making the charge were men of high character and conscientiously believed in its truth, the charge itself was equally without founda tion in fact. I say this with confidence. I was, as I have stated, for some years immediately preceding Mr. Taney’s ap pointment to ihe bench, on the most inti mate terms with him, and, as 1 have every reason to believe, possessed bis confidence. | He ofion conversed with me on all the po-: liticul topics of the day, and amongst oth- j era, frequently of the character, tendency, | and actual condition of the bank. At this time he bad no_roason to believe j that bo would be a member of Jackson’s! administration, nor bad be, lam sure, any ; wish upon the subject. The only office j he could have thought of, if ho thought of j any, as he did mot, was that of Attorney j ! General, then filled by the late Mr. Ber- i j rieu with the approval of the counfry, and . its duties discharged with consummate \ ! ability. He had, of course, no reason to | i anticipate a vacancy. In this condition \ j be over and over again expressed to me 1 his conviction that the bank, as he thought j it was being administered, was dangerous | to the true interests of the country, be-! i cause, as he said, it was being used Tor j ! party political purposes ; and that, under j such management, its ruin was but a ques-1 tiou of time. He therefore considered it to be the duty and the interest of the gov- ! eminent (the charter clearly giving ihe power) to remove the public moneys from : its custody, and said that if the authority wa with him he would lose no time in ex ercising it. Iu this opinion lam sure be ( continued to the period of his becoming I j Attorney General. -When therefore, Mr. I Duane was removed, and he was appointed, : I the order he gave was his alone, and was | but carrying out of a measure which he had long deemed, whether o erectly or immaterial, to be important to the public good. As to bis acting in the matter merely at the bidding of General Jackson and against his own convictions of duty, and to attain a selfish end, no one who knew him us well as you and I did, Mr. Chair man, could believe ; for his kindness of nature was remarkable, bis firmness was, if possible, oven more so. There was no man living to whom be would have yield ed a matured opinion of his own on a ques tion of moral or political duty; ami he was not more able to form one, than ever resolute in adhering *to it when formed, against every possible extraneous influence. \ If influence therefore was exerted at all in I relation to the measure, it was the influence 1 of Taney on Jackson, and not Jackson i on Taney. And let me further add, that when in | February, 1840, the bank finally suspend ed payment, and wiS soon found to be in solvent, barely able to pay its debts, the j stockholders losing all, ho reminded rao j how the fact, established the correctness ofj bis predictions years before. That he had the legal right to pass the order the bank never questioned, nor could it be question ed. His motives only were impugned.— j He was said to have been but an instru-! ment; when, on the contrary, his was the mind that determined upon and adopted the measure. What I have said, sir, has seemed to mo to be due to the memory of the great judge iu whoso honor we have It seemed to boa duty whiob i owed not only to a long friendship, but to a convic tion which I share with every enlightened jurist iu the land, that jurisprudence itself had in him an able and enlightened disci ple, whose labors in its behalf have great ly contributed to promote the highest in terests of the country, and to keep, with the aid of his upright and learned asso ciates, the character of our greatest tribu nal as pure and high as it was left by Marshall. the calm judgment of posterity, unoorrupted or unaffected by partisan passion, will ratify tbo conclusion of the bar of the Union that a purer and abler julge never lived than Roger B. Taney. Letters from Gen. Lee. The following letters from General Lee, written soon after the outbreak of the re bellion, have just been made public : Arlington, Va., April 20, 1861.■ General :—Since my interview with you on the 18th inst., I have felt that I ought j not longer to retain my commission in the army.' I therefore tender my resig nation, which I request yon wilt recom uitiud for acceptance. It would have boen presented at once, but for the struggle it has coat me to separate myself from a ser vice to which I have devoted all the beat years of my life and all the ability 1 pos sessed. During the whole of that time—more than a quarter of a century —1 have expe rienced nothing but kindness from my su periors, aud the most cordial friendship from my comrades. To no one, General, have I been as much indebted us to your self for uniform kindness and considera tion, aud it has always been my ardent de sire to merit , ur approbation. I shall carry to the gra the most grateful recol lections of your d consideration, and your name aud fame will always be dear to me. Save in defense of my native State. I never desire again to draw my sword.— Be pleased to accept my most earnest wishes for the continuance of your happi ness and prosperity, and believe me, moat truly yours, R. E. Lice. Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, Commanding United States Army. A copy of the preceding letter was in closed in the following letter to a sister of the General, Mrs. A. M. : Arlington, Virginia, April 20tb, 1861. —My Dear Sister: lam grieved at my in ability to see you. * * * - I have been waiting “for a more convenient season,” which has brought to runny be fore me deep and lasting regret. Now we are in a state of war which will yield to ; nothing. The whole South is in a state ; of revolution, into which Virginia, after a 1 long struggle has been drawn, and though j I recognize no necessity for this state i of things, and would have forborne aud j pleaded to the end for redress of grievau- 1 j ces, real or supposed, yet in ray own per i sun 1 had - to meet the question, whether I! I should take part against my native State, j i With all my devotion to the Union, and I the feeling of loyalty and djiiy of an Arne-1 \ lican citizen, I have not been able to make i | up tny mind to raise ray hand against my ! j relatives, my children, my home. I have, | S therefore, resigned my commission in the j \ army, and, save in defense of my ua'ive | ■ State, with the sincere hope that my poor services may never be needed, I hope I ! may never bo called upon to draw my I sword. I know you will blame me, but you ! must think as kindly of me as you can, and believe that I have endeavored to do what 1 thought right. To show you the feeling and struggle it has coat me, 1 scud : a copy of my letter to General Scott, which accompanied my letter of resigna ! tiou. I have no lime for more. May Gad guard and protect you and yours, and shower upon you everlasting blessings, is i the prayer of your devoted brother, R. E. Lee. What ridiculous stories come from I Paris. They tell of a Russian therfe who wears the remains of bis wife iu a riug on his finger. After she died, be had her body reduced by dissolvents, compressed into a hard paste, like jot, and set as a souvenir. And so the poor woman, in the form of an essence, is doomed forever to remain above ground. t&" A “servant's sohooP is the very latest idea in London. In it girls are trained to household work, cooking, iron ing, wusbik. s and needle-work. They are also instru. ed in reading, writing, and arithmetic. Admission is obtained partly by pay in* nt by friends, aud partly by the uouiiuetiuu of benevolent persona. Wooing, as Practised by the Australian Blacks. Courtship, as tbo precursor to marriage, i | is unknown among them. When a young I I warrior is desirous of procuring a wife, ho i i generally obtains one by giving in ex- i | change for her a sister, or some other fo- ( \ male relative of his own; but jf there ] j should happen to bo no eligible damsel dis- I | engaged in the tribe to which he belongs, < J then be hovers round the encampment of 1 some other blacks until he gats an oppor- I i tunity seizing one of their leubras, whom i I perhaps ho has seen and admired when at- i j tending one of the grand oorroboriee.— i j His mode of paying his addresses is sim- £ pie and efficacious. With a blow of his i nulla-nulla (war club) he stuns the object < of bis “alieotions,” and drags her insen- ( sible body to some retired spot, whence, as I soon as she recovers her senses, lie brings i her home to his own gunyah iu triumph. I Sometimes two join in an expedition for i Lho .-arae purpose, and then for several 1 days they watch the movements of -their i intended victims, using the utmost skijl in i concealing their presence. When they ; I have obtained the knowledge they require, ! i they wait for a dark, windy night; then ; ] quite naked, and carrying only their long ! i “jag-spears,” they crawl stealthily through 1 1 the bushes until they reach the immediate ! < vicinity of the camp-fires, in front of I which the girls they are in search of arc j I sleeping. Slowly and silently they creep I i i close enough to distinguish the figure of i one of those leubras ; then one of the in truders stretches out his spear, and inserts ' its barbed point- among her thick flowing locks; turning the spear slowly round, some of her hair speedily becomes entang- i led with it, then, with a sadden jerk, she is aroused from her slumber, and as her i eyes open she feels the sharp point of an other weapon pressed against her throat. She neither faints nor screams ; she knows i i well that the sligtest attempt at escape ‘or alarm will cause her instant death, so, like a sensible woman, she makes a vir- i tue of necessity, and, rising silently, she follows her captors. They lead her away to a considerable distance, tie ber to a tree, aud return to ensnare their other victim in like manner. Then, when they have .accomplished their design, they hurry off to their own camp, where they are redbived with u-.'versa! applause, and highly hon oreu for their chivalrous exploit.—Cham bers's Journal. Ages of Animals. A bear rarely lives more than twenty years; a dog lives twenty years; a fox fourteen ur sixteen; lions sometimes live to the age of seventy. The average age of a oat is fifteen years; a squirrel and hare seven or eight; rabbits seven. Ele phants have been known to live to tbo ago of four hundred years. When Alexander the Great bad oonqurred one Pprus, King of India, be took a great elephant, which had fought valiantly for the king, name! him Ajax, dedicated him to the sun, aud then let him go with this inscrip tion ; “Alexander, the son of Jupiter, hath dedicated Ajax to tho sun,” This elephant was found three hundred and fif ty years after. Pigs have been known to live to the age of thirty years ; the rhi noceros to twenty. A horse has been known to live to tho age of sixty-two, but average twenty . five ur thirty. Camels I sometimes live to the ago of one hundred, j Stags are long lived. Sheep seliom ex- | ceed tho ago of ten. Cows live about fif teen years. Cuvier considers it probable that whales live one thousand years. The dolphin and porpoise attain the age of thirty. An eagle died at Vienna at tho j age of one hundred and four years. Ra- j yens frequently reach the age of one hun- 1 dred years; swans have been known to live three hundred years, aud tho tortoise j a hundred aud seven. Sneezing —Almost throughout Africa I there is some supersdtiou connected with i this convulsion. In Senaar, courtiers turn | the back and slap the right thigh. Old I authors tell us that when the “King Itf ! j Monomolapa” sneezed, it became a nation-1 ; 1 concern. Those nearest tho royal per-i ! son howl a salutation, which is taken up by ; the antechamber; aud when the horrid cry run through the palace it was reechoed by | the whole city. In Europe the supersti : tion is, that St. Gregory instituted a ben. edlclion upon the sneezer because during a certain pestilence the act was a fatal symptom. —A Mission to Gelele. i , ~ jEaylt is contemplated to open in Lon I don a monster restaurant, after the plan of Duval’s establishment in Paris. The guests will be served by girls in uniform, and distinguished by numbers, as the per i formers iu the ballet of the “Danaides." 1 Tbo bill of faro will be published daily in the morning journals. The bread will be cut and meat carved by machinery. The beer and other-drinks Will be delivered at each N table by pipes, \ 1 j laid under tho floor, aud the plates be! brought beared upon small railway cars.j j A special apartment is reserved for cus * - turners’ dogs, to be attended to by boys 1 detailed for this purpose, i > £#*The Fedettl aud Slate taxes in Ohio now amount to the comfortable little sum of 866,060,000 a year. This is a tax of j' 8130 upon every voter, or head of a family ; ! in the State. It is rather expensive to . | ruu tho “best Government on earth.” 1 fSyWe understand that, as a mark of f respect to the new Chief Justice, our priu i cipal law-publishers have resolved to bind ( their books in future*in “greenbacks.” VOL. IX.—NO. I, Crocodiles and Monkeys. Crocodiles are more numerous in the river at Paknem Yen than in that of Cbanto boon. I continually saw them throw themselves from the banks into the water; and it has frequently happened that tho careless fishers, or perahns who have im prudently fallen asleep on the shore, have become their prey, or have afterwards died of wounds inflicted by them. This latter has happened twice during my stay here. It is amusing, however— for one is interested in observing the habits.of ani mals all over the wtrld—to see the man ner in which these creatures catch tho apes,which sometimes take a fancy to play with them. Close to tho bank lies the crocodile, his .body in the water, only his capacious mouth above the surface, ready to seize anything that may come within roach. A troop of apes catch sight of him, scorn to consult together, approach ing little by little, and commence their fro lics, by (urns actors and spectators. One of the most active or imprudent jumps from branch to branch till within a respec table distance of tho crocodile, when hang ing by one claw, and with tho dexterity peculiar to .these animals, bo advances and retires, now giving bis enemy a blow with his paw, at another time only protending to do so. Tho other apes, enjoying the the fun, evidently wish to take part in it; but the other branches being too high, they form a sort of chain by laying hold of each other’s paws, and thus swing back, wards and forwards,while any, one of them who oomes within reach -of the crocodile, torments him to tho best of his ability. Sometimes tho terrible jaws suddenly close, but not upon the audacious ape, who jnst escapes; then there are cries of exulta tion from the tormentors,who gamble about joyfully. Occasionally, however, the claw is entrapped, and the victim dragged with the rapidity of lightning beneath the wa ter, when the whole troop disperse, groan ing and shrieking. Tho misadventure does not, however, prevent their recom mencing the game a few days afterwards. — Marshot's Travels in Indo- China. . .... a. ■ An Idea of Faith. A female teacher of a school.that stood on the bank of a stream wished to com municate to hor pupils an idea of faith.— While she was trying to explain to them the meaning of the word, a small boat gli ded in sight along the stream. Seizing upon the incident for an illustration, she explained : “If I were to toll you that there was a log of mutton in that boat, you would be lieve me, would you not, without seeing it yourselvea?” “Yes ma’am,' 1 replied the scholars.— “Well, that is faith," said the school mistress. Tho next day, in order to test their re collection of tho lesson, she inquired: “What is faith?" ‘•A log of mutton in a boat!" was the answer, shouted from all parts of tho room. Wanted the Odd Kind.—A milk pcdler finding that his business was not just what it should be, resolved to tack i about aud sell milk, instead of milk and water, as ho ha 1 formerly done, and thus j test tho soundness of the old maxim about | honesty. A day or two after he had effeo- I ted 'the aforesaid change, ha was told by • | one of Lis customers, a matronly old lady, i that ho need bring no more milk to hor. In great surprise he asked bur the reason why. “Because," Said she, “the article you i sold mo yesterday was the queerest stuff j f ever saw. It had not stood there two ; hours when it had a nasty yellow scum on i it. I must have tho real sky-blue article | that I have always boon accustomed to - ■ have!’’ Jay*Tlia Northampton (Mass.) Gazette j of the sth inst., says that Mr. Howard, ticket agent of the canal company in that town, had 82 in silver quarters paid to him by a well dressed American lady, one day i last week, with the request that be would • give her aB2 greenback in return. She i appeared to believe the exchange an aooom -1 mudation -to her. The occurence Was so ' singular that a watch was kept on tho lady fur fbar she might ho a runaway from some insane asylum. Politeness. — Louis XIV. was told that ; Lord Stair was one of the best bred men in Europe. ‘T shall put him to the tost,’’ said the king; and asking Lord Stair to take an airing with him, aa soon aw the ; door of th'e coach was opened, lie bade him | pass and go in. The other bowed and | obeyed. The king said : “Tho world is ' right m the character it gives. Another ' person would have troubled me with ccic ’ mony." ■ ■■ * | pef*A little daughter of a proprietor of I a coal mine in Pennsylvania was iu -1 qulsitive as to the nature of hell, upon which her father represented it to be a large gulf of fire, of the most prodigious extent. “Pa,” said she; “couldn’t you get tho devil to buy Lis coal of you ?’’ t&'A Frenchman, writing a idler in English to a friend, aud looking in tho dictionary for the word “preserve,” and finding it meant to pickle, wrote aa fol lows : “May you and ymr family bo i pickled to all eternity." £JThe Prince of Wales’ yearly allow ance is to be fixed nt £50,000. la our currency this would be something like I $600,000, on which tho young man ought to supp trt his wife and baby.