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$1.50 PER ANNUM. 8188 & CO. Baltimore Stove House, No. 39 LIGHT STREET, 'M\vt ratoaa. The season is no a at hand In hnv your STOVRS, RUIN A' ES, RANGES, &x Also look and see what repairs you want done to your stoves, and send in your or ders early, that we may execute them at once. Further (May may cause you in convenience. Don’t forget that we are still selling that matchless Fire place Stove the “GEM,” To heal Ist, 2d and 3d stories, at a re duced price. and also the Re-improved “OLD DOMINION” Cook Stove, that has so nobly the lest over all com petitors. Send in vour orders early to 8188 & CO., Baltimore Stove House, 39Light street, Baltimore. N. B.—Old Stoves and Iron taken in exchange. o7 Franklinville Store Baltimore County. KEF.P constantly on hand a large and well assorted slock of all kinds of Goods adapted to the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, ftsssss* swms 9 NOTION CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will he sold at very lowest Cush j prices. The Factory being in operation, | it ulliirds a fine market for CflWmT XtIBTCB. for which the hiphesl prices will he paid. j The public are invited to call. fe26l _ NEWfiODDS. 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 > Bonnots for the FALL and WIN-| TER, to which they invite the alien- j lion of the citizens of the (own and tire surrounding country. They also de- i 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 ran and will lake 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 WAR Sr Such as Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery,! Suspenders, and many other articles in the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronage here tofore given the firm, they expect by strict otieiiiimi to business to merit its continu ance. M. J. WRIGHT &. MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors north of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, llavke-de-Gkace. sep2s FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! WE are at all limes paying in cash Port Deposite prices lor GRAIN, AT OCR WAREHOUSE IS Xiapidum, Harford County, Md. Have also on hand a large and well se lected slock of iIWBEfI, Well seasoned and ol good quality. FINE BONE, GUANO, PHOSPHATE, PLASTER & SALT, Constantly on hand. Farmers will find it to their interest to give us a call. ANDREW ABELS. ju26 Agent for Davis &. Pugh. LIME ! LIME ! LIKE! THE subscribers, successors to Cook &. Hides, take this method of informing the publ c that they a‘re prepared to fur nish them with a sup rior qualify of VJV SLiCKED LIME, delivered a< any of the accessible landings on the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, dm mg the naviga ble season, and respectfully solicit their patronage. Ordets should be given thirty days in advance, and addressed to the firm at HAVRR-DE-GRAcr., Mn. dec9-ly JAMES COOK &. CO. G MKKRYMAN. v E. P. KRKCII, D. D. 8. WERRYMAN k KERCH, its me w aa Act. 50 JVorth Culvert Street, aVM BALTIMORE. “LET U 3 CLING.TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." Ti.E /ESIS AN] INTELLHEKCER IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, DV BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTUKIIWISB TWO DOLLARS WILL HE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Onesipinre, (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 n year. \ |)octital. For the ACyil and Intelliyencer, j WRECKED. The night is dark and dreary, No star shines o>er thee, The waves are chiming sadly The music of the sea. Upon the bench the breakers D ish with an angry roar. Ami the evening storm has gathered The fishe-mcn on shore. Far out upon the ocean, Through mist ami fog so white, A single mast is looming Thro' the darkness of the night. * And now o’er storm and darkness Comes a signal of distress; Oh ! God of pity, aid them In their lone helplessness I No human hand can reach them, Tho’ hearts are stout and brave, Oh, Father, must they perish ? ]u pity hear and save. In vain the watch fires brighten, Tile night will soon be o’er, | But the wrecked and lost will never Come back unto the shore. The first gleam of the morning Breaks cold upon the strand, | Amt wnvo-w ished lie two corpses Upon the shining sand. The first, a gentle miiden, Some mother's hope >nd pride, All .' wlio-will bear the tidings Of how her child had died ? The other, in full manhood, Lay silent on the shore, The eyes with their dark lashes Would never open morel That smile, so full of heaven, Would'never beam again On tile one who wait'd sadly For his coming—but in vain. | Unclasp the clinging fingers From that picture near his heart; j Ah! cruel wives and troaeh’rous, From that he would not part I Smooth oat the dampened ringlets, Put the picture on his breast, And leave him there to slumber In peaceful, dreamless rest. What recks it if a maiden Wakes all night to watch and weep For footsteps that wi.l never come? Some day she, 100, will sleep I Abingdon, Jan. 31st, 1805. Art emus Ward Among the Mormons. Ohistophcr Columbus did a great thing I when he discovered America. Many i things would have boon lost to the world and to the State of New Jersey if he hud concluded not to do it. We should [ have bad no rebellion, no presidential elec-1 lion, no '‘habeas corjtus," no “reserved i lights," and should have been obliged to j get along without the draft, Fort Lafay- ! ette, and a great many other pleasant things,—probably should have had no j Mormons out this way—but then, as I be- j fore remarked, Cbris. did a great tiling.— 1 He probably would have made more mon ey it lie bad wuttid and invested in gold, Harlem stuck or Pennsylvania oil wells, j but he didn't know what was coming. It was some time ago that he took hisj | little trip, and we have improved emsid-1 able since, but not much of late. Once 1 j could start for New Orleans, and take Pe ! tersburg and Richmond on the way,— ■| now it can't be done—(l speak for myself j and General McClellan ) But traveling is not so bad in some I cases. 1 saw a young mao to day who made a very quick trip from Washington . to New York —a battle commenced just before be left Their colonel told tlie men before going in, to “fight bravely—to strike for the flag and strike for their homes,” —and this wretched young man unmasked to mo that he thought he’d let the rest of the boys “strike for the flag,’’ while ho I struck for home. He was patriotic—so were the St.. Alban’s raiders. They evinced a confidence in the currency. I still continue to take St. Alban’s money, - altlio’ I'm sorry to say uof in such large quantities. And this reminds mo of a little incident that. I hint'd to-day. A , man went into the jewelry establishment jof Messrs Tiffany & Co., and seizing a I waich was about making off with it when i one of the clerks asked him what he was doing. Ho replied that he was acting un | der the uuiboruy of the Confederate Gov-! | eminent, and that he seized the watch in re- j ! tiiltarion fir the recent infamous and outra ! genus depredations in the Shenandoah J Vulhy! A policeman, who, by accident* happened to be within a few blocks, geut-j ly remonstrated v. iih him, and showed | | him the error of ids ways and the way! jto the Tombs. • * • • 1 PEL AIR, MI). FRIDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1865. I wish to apologize for the fact of my piano being out of sight. I hud no room for it, on the stage ; besides pianos ate so common. One sees them everywhere. I saw one in Uaeotuh territory in a barn— tho chickens were'roosting on it in a cir cle. I supposed that was the reason that they called m Chick-ring hut have since iearmd there is a manufacturer by. that name in one of the larger Massachusetts towns. [Here follows tlte details of the trip to Utah.] L found the hotels in the territo ries peculiar institutions. In cne I had a bag of outs for my pillow. I had night mares before morning; they came after the oats. At daybreak the landlord rap pea at my door, with the inquiry, “Ifow urj yon old horse 1 hoy I told him “J i Jet, my oats !’’ Tin. faro offered is also curious. Some 1 bacon served at breakfast was very strong, strong enough to go alone. In fact, ’twa iike the city horse railroads —it raised a i rent I The butter offered was also open to ob | ji'Ctions Some almost wore a wig. I don’t know what others’ preferences may he, but for myself I’d rather have my but ter bald ! All the hotels in Utah are conducted on the temperance plan. The greatest ob jection'! have found to most temperance hotels is that they sell the very w r-t kind of liquor, but these sell none at all; neith er is there a ruin shop nor a gambling house in all Utah. The Mormons number about 100,000 —increase 5,000. to 6,000 yearly. Salt. Lake City contains about 16,000. One of the finest buildings is Brigham Young’s theatre, owned by bimsclf, and coating 8200,000; is larger than Niblo’s, and ac commodates 3,000. One section is re-| served for Brother Brigham’s wives, forty | or fifty of whom attend each perform ance ; and one of the galleries is inmopo liz 'd by his children. How many children ho has, no one knows. Ho met a little boy in the street one day, and asked him whose boy bo was “Yours, sir !" was tho reply. He told him to grow up a prudont and honorable man, and emulate the principles of Washington; but the urchiu told him he’d “rather join the circus!” lie has about eighty wives, besides a great num ber sealed to him, wh > are to be his in heaven, and whom he supports —many of them “uusight, unseen,’’ —ihout 20 ) in | all. Of him it may be truly said, “He | loves not wisely hut two hundred well.” — | Of course ho can’t kiss all his wives; so | he kisses one and tells her to pass it | round! It is said that ho wishes his j wives to smooth his dying pillow whsnev | or the time comes. If they do he’ll have j to go out Jours to die. I was also introduced to Brigham’s | Mother-in- Law ! He has many. I don’t | know how ho iooks at it, but i always \ thought ono in a family was enough, un less the other members were particularly foad of excitement. His numerous wed dings must entail a large amount of wed •Jiitg-oake. I have been told tint bo runs ! a u ikery and distributes it iu a bread-cart. * * * * * * Some time ago they started a Female Seminary in Utah. It fl mrishod well— but just in tlie height of its prosperity the principal eloped with the whole I school 1 One evening I attended a reception at | Brigham’s. Early in the evening I met i Mr. Brown. Ho intrude to i me to Mrs. B. as “Mrs. Emily Browu, No. 51” During the entertainment I met Mr. I Brown again—again ho introduced me to “Mrs. Browu.” Forgetting for the v mo- S inunt where I was, I remarked that I had j already had the pleasure of an iatroduo | tion. “O i, no,’’ said the lady, “that was Mrs. Brown No. 5; I am Mrs. Brovin j No. 22 1” 1 found they were all numbered j like the days of the rebellion. I ouoede ! liverel a lecture in , a town a few miles from S't Lake City. It was deliv ered in the school-house—rather a small one. Incautiously, au 1 contrary to my j usual custom, 1 issued a “family ticket" [ to a Mormon. lie came. He brought | his family. They filled the room to over i flowing ; and tbo rest of the audience, in- I eluding all the paying part, were unable to gain admission. It wasn't a great sue ■ cess J * * * * * The next view is of the great Salt Lake. (Description is given.) L-fVgo cakes of salt are frequently washed ashore, and crystallized flukes may be seen floating on the surface. It is very salt I have been told that a cattle driver once drove a large herd of cattle into it, and iu 15 minutes they were corned beef. T io trip home I made overland by rail road. lam proud to say I own st ick iu that road. It was commenced several years ago, and already extends twelve miles. The rest of tho distaaoi.—2,2oo miles—is travelled by stage. But the railroad breaks the monotony. It almost br.'ke my back, I think it would break the back of the rebellion in forty places. The passengers use it as the people down iu Maine do a Mill privilege. I once j travelled in Maine, and 1 found that when a citizen found a Mill privilege, he al ways—dammed it! The scenery on the route home consists j chiefly of the upsetting of the stage, and [ the Indians. During an instance of the [ toroier my friend and myself became 50p ,,1 arated from the party and attacked by the Indians. We wore surprised, routed, j Hoiked and surrounded. I was selected j a commissioner to propose a cessation of | bos il ies Tbey replied that they iuten -1 d.id “to fight it out on that line if it to k i all Summer,” but, after deliberation they i concluded to exchange us man f>r man, > wi.liout regard (o color, for rum and to [ baeeo,” and so we were enabled to join - the 'Stage just as it resumed its journey. i Caiuese and American Official Corrup t tion. 1 Every one’s ears are made to tingle from * day to day by some new report of fraud and ' villiany perpetrated in our Custom Houses, our Navy Yards and navy agencies, and by officials, contractors and employees of 1 every grade and in every department of the public service. The heart sickens over the shameful details, as they appear ' in the papers, and sinks almost iuto do ' spair iu view of the dark future of our country. Virtue and patriotism expire together, and good g iveromont perishes with good morals. An old gentleman, 1 ’ unhappily rather skeptical, remarked the i 1 other day that ho had disbelieved hereto- | fore in the existence of old Sodom aud j Gomorrah, but he could doubt no longer. | If they did not exist in a by gone age, I they certainly did iu the present; if not j in Asia, certainly in the Uuitc-4 Slates ; j for ho saw them with his own eyes, and j i was compelled to wade as best ho could I through their depths of pu'ridity aud foul- j uess. > But official corruption is not confined to our own country. This beyond all other I causes has boon the curse of the great ein- } piro of China, for ages, and through the j rebellion which it created, has brought it to the very verge of destruction. Every- ! thing became venal, with the Emperor and the court down to the lowest officials; and literary degrees, which are accessary , for civil and military positions of every i grade, were as saleable as any articles in the market. Even the essays p.epared ; tor the examinations were manufactured to order, and accepted by the mandarins who presided over the examinations, oven | when they were known to he spurious In this way th;y introduced their own I sons and favorites into public life, or else tilled their own deep pockets with the bribes which were offered. A striking il lu.traiion is furnished by Ki-chen, a lead ing member of the imperial (vhinet dar ing the English opium war, which cotn- I menced in 1810. Tile n irritive is con - i taiued in an interesting French work be ,| fore us, which was found by a friend iu (Join.a in 1860 Ki-cbou was descended from a u iblo Tar tar family, and was about forty years old. Remarkable for his line and manly exteri or, ho united the mist finished politeness, the most insinuating manners, amenity which nothing could disturb, aud the ap pearance of extreme deference for the opinions of others, wth the utm ist obsti nacy iu his own. Eu lowed with remark- j 1 able sagacity, inexhaustible resources and i expedients, a courier and at- the same time a man of business, he was distinguish ed for his practical genius and tact. ![■ was an influential member of the Cabinet, and one of two or three of the most dis tinguished men of the empire. But his j master passion was ihe love of money, to j ace insulate which he sacrificed both his I houo* and all the rivals which stood in his I way. He had been raised to tbe Govern ■ or Generalship of several of the m ist pop ulous and important provinces of the em pire, which is one of tue highest and most lucrative positions in the gift of the Em peror. When the opium war broke out, ha was Governor of the Province of Pcchi li, in • Northern Onina, in which, the capital of the umpire itself is situated. From Pc i chi-li, he was transferred to the province of Canton, a still higher and more lucra tive •position, as an acknowledgment of his services in a certain affair,, when in i fact he only deceived and befouled the i Emperor by a false despatch. At length ho sold the Island of Hong Kong to the ■; English, which so exasperated the Empe ’lvor, that h. wrote on the margin of tbe ■ last despatch of the Governor Genera! of i Canton: “Kt-cheu has sold himself to the barbarians, He deserves death ! I Let him be condemned and punished.” This groat sta'.esmiu and high manda -1 rin, who had male his triumphal entrance • into Cantou in November, 1810, loft in * March, 1841, with a chain about his neck, ias he proceeded on his way to Pekin to, undergo a trial Here he was condemned ■ , to suffer death, which, however, the Em- I' peror, upon second thought, commuted for imprisonment iu a common jail, after con- j i and putting into his own pockets i the immense wealth which Kichcu had s ac umulcted by his exactions and oppros i sioa iu the provinces ho had administer ed. ■ Iu the palace of this high functionary i wore found 812,000,000 in gold, silver to I the value of $81,400,000, and eleven box i es filled with precious ston s. Ho pos -1 sessed, besides, a great number of splendid 5 houses, and real estate whoso annual in i' come was about $10,000,000. In addition, ho hud largo interests in pawn-brokers' • bouses, which are innumerable iu Cdoa, i mid also iu the farming of salt, which is * a government monopoly. Besides all, he i hud the dearer treasure of twenty band* - -ouio concubines, which were sold at aue tion and commanded a high price. In s short his whole property was estimated at 1 between forty and sixty millions of dol s lars, the greater part of which was ob . tamed by anlawful means. 3 When the possessor of this immense for , turn re ichcd Pekin, he could hardly ob- J tain a few sa peeks —the lowest denomiua f tion of copper money, and of the value of -about a mill—to procure him something c| to eat in prison. In tbe time of his pow cr and fortune, he had enjoyed a sort of , | premature apotheosis ; for his statue was ' ■! erected iu a temple, where it was allowed j to remain after the disgrace of this demi- , god, among those of the immortals.— j Those who had charge of the teinpb were ! • | doubtless aware of the changeable temper | of the Emperor, and anticipated the day when his favorite, discarded fora moment, would be restored to power. In a short ; time ho was attached to the imperial j household, and when the issue of tbe war 'j had fully justified the views which Ki- I cheu had adopted and acted upon, in his | official conduct, notwithstanding his op i pression, his exactions, and corruption, the Emperor sent him as Imperial Com missioner to Thibet, where the celebrated traveler, Father Hue, found him some time afterwards, and learned of his suo i cess in accumulating another brilliant for | tune.—N. Y. Journal of Commerce, What the Wind Says. ‘‘Do you know what the wind says, i grandpa?” asked a little child at an old merchant’s knee. “No, puss ; what does it ?” he answer- ■ ] cd, stroking her fair hair. | “Remember the poor ! grandpa ; when [ it comes dowu the chimney it roars, re- j 4 member the poor; when it puts its grout I mouth to the keyhole, it whistles, remem- ! ! bor the poor; when it strides through a j crack iu the door, it whispers it; and, j j grandpa, when it blows youi beautiful sil- 1 I vor hair about in the str et, and you shiv i er and button up your coat, does not it got j to your car and say so too, in a small, still I voice, grandpa ?” “Why, what does the child moan ?” ; cried grandpa, who, I am afraid, had used to shut his heart against such words.— “You want a new muff and tippet, I reck- j 1 on. A pretty way to get them out of j grandfather.’’ “No, grandpa,” said the child, earnest- ] ly. shaking her head, “no; it’s no muff- j j Mid-tippet children I'm thinking of; my m ither always remember thorn, and so do j I iry to.” After the next, storm, the old merchant i sent ten pounds to the treasurer of a R elief I S eicty, and s lid, “Call for m ere when you I want it.” Tna treasurer stared with sur- ; prise, for it was the first time he had over i colleoted in ire than a pound from him, ) and that, ha thought, oamo grudgingly. “Why,” said the rieh merchant after- j wards, “I could never get rid of that j child’s words; they stuck to me like glue.” j “And a little child sli ill lend them," I says tbe Scripture. II >w many a cold I h nrt has melted, aa 1 a close heart open- ) ed, by the simple earnestness and suggest- i ivo wards of a child. Where the Cold Comes From. —The j Smithsonian Institute, through its exten ded system of meteorological observations, has been enabled to make some very cu rious investigations respecting the throe memorable coil days of J inuury, 1859. It was found that the cold of the three days above mentioned swept progressive ly over the country like a wave, coining down from the aretio regions, and first en uring the territory of the UoUed.Stales at the extreme North-West, among the R >eky Mountains. It was experienced at j Utah some three days before it reached, the banks of the Northern Mississippi, and was heralded by telegraph in Minne sota soma two days before it reached Wash-' iogton. At Buffalo it was some hours in i advance of Biston, and was fell last on I the Atlantic ocean, where it appears to have vanished. This cold wave also swept south in a most remarkable man ner, and progressively appeared in Fieri- I da and other Southern Suites, an 1 the last j pulsations, as it died away iu this direction, were experienced in Central America, and I among the West India Islands. Taken 1 all in ail, it was one of tbe most remarka ble meteorological phenomena ever noticed, and the facts collected scorn to provo that the originating impulse came from the ex- j tremo north western portions of the Ame- j .an continent. No More Peer — A fire was discover- 1 ed at a late hour one night in the basement | of a building occupied by a Teutonic gen-1 tlemaa as a larger beer saloon. The fire- | men were promptly on the spot, aud an j • entrance forced into the basement, in or-1 dor that water might he thrown upon the flames, which hud alien ly spread to an | alarming extent. The usual noise and confusion attendant upon such occasions, were manifested, but the inmates of the building were apparently wrapped so closei in the embrace of the drowsy god, that nothing could arouse them to a sense of , impending danger. After continued un successful attempts to rouse the sleeping | family, it was finally decided that the door should be broken opeu, aud an axe was procured for that purpose. At this mo ment, when the axe was uplifted by a stal wart arm to deal a crushing blow, a wm- I I dow above was heard to open softly, and j j a guttural voice issued forth : “Buys, you might shoosl as well go away; you gets no more peer to-night I” jJgyTho Washington papers, speaking 1 of the state of public morals there, say that | i rogues have grown so bold us to steal the brass banisters from the stair-ways of the i ' | new Capitol, to sell to junk dealers 1 It j is a mercy they have nut stolen the Capi- I tol building itself. - • I SS?-“Why, Tom, how well you arc look-1 ■ | ing ! I guoSs the grocery business must j tj agree with you. What did you weigh I ; I last?’’ “Well, really, I don’t, recollect, j j but I believe it was • pound of butter." ' YOL. IX. —NO. 7. Rather Hard on the Doctor.—At tlio recent election a merchant presented | himself at the polls; accompanied by a well known physician, when, with a view to j avoid taking his turn in the long row of < voters, the physician interceded for his friend, and requested that the crowd would give him tbo head of the line, on the around of being under medical treatment. The merchant looked, as if ho was in the prime of health, wheu Fred Walter, pene trating the dodge, spoke out.— “I say, doctor, is that man under your treatment ?” “Yes, sir,” said the doctor, with exqui site politeness, “he is under my treatment, I assure you, and I have been Ms family physician for the last—lot me see—for the last five years.” “Five years!” intcrupted Fred, “for Heaven’s sake, gentlemen, let the man vote at once; he’ll never have another chance; he's outlived Dr. D ’s other patients six months!” The crowd saw the joke, but the doctor didn’t. The Workman Ahead.—A good story is told of a certain prominent rail* road gentleman of this city, who is equal ly renowned for his ability to make and take a joke. A railroad employee, whoso homo is on Avon, camo on Saturday night to ask lor a pass down to visit his family. “Yuu are in the employ of the rail road ?” enquired the gentleman alluded to. “Ye.s” “You receive your pay regularly ?” “Yes.” “Well. Now suppose that you were working for a former instead of a railroad, would you expect your employer to hitch up his team every Saturday night and carry you home ?’’ This seemed a poser, but it wasn't. “No,” said the man promptly, “I would not expect that; but if the farmer had bis team hitched up, and was going my way, I should call him a darned mean cuss if ho wouldn’t lot mo ride.’’ Mr. employee camo out three minutes afterward with a pass good for ono year. A Taking Soldier, —A correspond ent with the army at Falmouth has boon visiting one of tTio Provost Marshal’s pVi sons. lie tells tho f allowing anecdote : One of tho prisoners, a Union soldier, n droll-looking fellow, is also on board tho barge. I accosted him with, “Well, my fine fellow, what are you in here for ?” “For tailing something,” replod ho. “What do you mean ?’> “Why,’’ said he, “one morning I did not feel very well, and I went to see the surgeon. Ho was very busy writing at the time, and when I went in he looked up at me, saying, ‘Well, you do look bad; you had hotter take something.' He then went on with with his writing, and left me standing behind him. I looked around and saw nothing I could take, except his watch, and I took that. That’s what I’m here for.’’ S@“Oue of the urchins in the School Ship Massachusetts, who was quite sick, was visited by a kind lady. The little fellow was suffering acutely, and his visit or asked him if she could do anything for him. “Yes,” replied* the patient, “road to me." “Will you have a story ?” ask ed tho lady.. “No,” answered the boy ; “read the Riblo; read about Laxa. rus;” and the lady complied. The next day the visit was repeated, and again tho boy asked the lady to read to him.— “Shall I read from the Bible ?” “Ob, no !’’ was the reply—“l’m better to-day ; read me a love-story 1” B®“Tae late King of Prussia onoo sect Ito an aid-de-oamp, Colonel Malachowki, i who was bravo but poor, a small port folio, bound like a book, in which were de posited live hundred crowns. Some time afterwards ho met tho officer, and said to him, “all, well, bow did you like the new i work which I sent you?” “Excessively, j sire,” replied the colonel, “I read it with j such interest that 1 expect the second [ volume with impatience.” Tho King ! smiled, and when the officer’s birthday ar- I rived, he presented him with another ! portfolio, similar in every respect to the j first, but with these words engraved upon I it:—“This book is complete in two volumes.” ®3f"A Grand jury in the South ignored [ a bill against a negro for stealing chickens, j and before discharging him from custody, \ the Judge reprimanded him, and oonclu | dot! his reprimand : “You may now go, John, but let me warn you never to ap pear here again.’’ John, with delight ; beaming in his eyes, and a broad grin dis | playing a beautiful row of ivory, replied —“I wouldn’t bin here dis time, Judge, only do constable fotch mo.’’ ®®“Two ragged little ,orchitis, whose ; parents paid more attention to the botch) | than to the trainihgof their children, were | in the habit of seriously annoying their neighbors who lived close by, with their noise while at play in front of their house. One day the lady of the bouse oatre to the j door and told them fo be quiet or go homo j immediately. Said one of tho children j to the other, “Jist hear she a orderin’ we,, j when us don’t belong to shej” Two or three weeks ago tho Re- I publican papers and leaders were rocifer j ous in their praise of Butler; there was •no one quite equal to him. Now there ] are none so poor as to do him reverence ; j tbiJy all approve of his removal and ap* I plaud the Administration for it I