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THE MGIS & INTELLIGENCER.
51.50 PER ANNUM. FRESH AND SEASONABLE GROCERIES, x> iTy goods, &c. IB IE undersigned having removed his ■ Store from Perrymansville to Aber deen, takes.lids method of informing his friends and the public that he is prepared to furnish Goods of every description, as low as they can he had in the country. —. His stock is large and selected with great care, and comprises BHY CtOOBS, GHOCHHIIS HARO WARS, HOOTS, SHOES, HATS, CAPS, Bacon, Mackerel, Salt, In short, anything that can be found in an extensive and well regulated country store, which will be sold'at moderate prices for Cash. PRODUCE Of all kinds taken in exchange for Goods, al the highest market price. G. F. WALKER, janl3-y Aberdeen, Harford Co., Md. Franklinville Store Baltimore County. KEEP constantly on hand a large and well assorted stock of all kinds of Goods adapted to the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, &&SSSb SJOTIOKTS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will be sold al very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for • for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 NEW MIDI. ~ THE undersigned have just received a largo and well selected slock of Goods suitable for the season. They are con stantly making up the neatest work, and the newest and most fashionable style of _ Bonnets for the FALL and WIN TER, to which they invite the atten uKtC lion of the citizens of the town and the surrounding country. They also de sire an occasional call from their Baltimore friends, when they want something of ex tra style and finish, as they are aware that the undersigned can and will take pleasure in putting up work of that description. In addition to all styles of Bonnets, they keep constantly on hand a variety of LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S SVU& V/ASE, 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 attention 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, Havre-de-Grace. sep2<3 FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! WE are at all times paying in cash Port Deposite prices lor GRAIN, AT OCft WAREHOUSE IN lir.pidum, Harford County, JMEd. Have also on hand a large and well se lected slock of Well seasoned and of good quality. FINE DONE, GUANO, PHOSPHATE, PLASTER & SALT, Constantly on hand. Farmers will find it to their interest to give us a cull. ANDREW ABELS, ju26 Agent for Davis & Pugh. LX9IS! “ LXOXX3! Liass! THE subscribers, successors to Cook &. Hides, take this method of informing the publ c that they are prepared to fur nish them with a superior quality of UJV SLACKED LIME, delivered at any of the accessible landings on the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, dining the naviga ble season, and -respectfully solicit their patronage. Orders should he given i thirty days in advance . and addressed to the firm at Havre-de-Grace. M d. * dec9-ly JAMES COOK St CO, WANTED.— FA RM 7.r tract of LAND, for which Cash will be paid. Address, L KEMBLE, Box 680, P. O , Haiti,rore, Md. rhf23-l J “LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." THE ms AND INTELLIGENCER IS PUBLISHED 1 EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY ; BATEMAN & BAKER, I AT I One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum , I i IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE t'j TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. [ One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser- | tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. i One square three months, $3.00; HU months, $5.00; Twelve months, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. | c* No subscription taken for less than a year. j flfldieaL WITHOUT THE CHILDREN. 0 the weary, solemn silence Of a house without the children, O the strange, oppressive stillness Where the children come no more I Ah ! the longing of the sleepless Fur the soft arms of the children, j i Ah I the longing for the faces Peeping through the opening door— Faces gone forevermore ! Strange it is to wake at midnight I" And not hear the children breathing, Nothing but the old clock ticking, ’ Ticking, ticking by the door. Strange to see the little dresses Hanging up there all the morning; And the_gaiters—ah I their patter, We will hear it nevermore On our mirth-forsaken floor I What is home without the children ? ’Tisthe earth without its verdure, And the sky without the sunshine; Life is withered to the core I So we’lt leave this dreary desert, And we'll follow the Good Shepherd To the greener pastures vernal; I j Where the lambs have “gone before" i With the Shepherd evermore! > Oh the weary, solemn silence Of a house without the children, O the strange, oppressive stillness Where the children come no more I Ah I the longing of the sleepless For the soft arms of the children ; 1 i Ah I the longing for the faces Peeping through the opening door— Faces gone for evermore I lllisctllitiimts. pj From (hs Philadelphia Aje , 10 th inst. j ' THE RECENT DESTRUCTIVE CON FLAGRATION FROM COAL OIL IN PHILADELPHIA. One of the most horrible confligra-| 1 tions that ever visited our city, occurred i about two o’clock yesterday morning, ex ■ I tending over a space of several squares, 1 j consuming airoul fifty dwellings, and actu i ally roasting alive men,...women and ohil ’ j dreii. The tire broke out among a lot of j I sheds located on a lot on Washington [ | street, above 9tb, known as Blackburn & | j Co.’s bonded warehouse. Between two and three thousand barrels of refined j i coal oil in bond to the United States, ! i was stored on the premises at the time. I The fi lines first made their appearance -about two o’clock." They spread with t; some rapidity, but did not attain much •- headway until half-past two o’clock. From this time it assumed gigantic pro portions. Suddenly the oil from burning f and bursting barrels flowed down Ninth ' street on h l)t k sides, and in a moment the entire surface of the street was a sheet of living flame. It seemed as if one could not have escaped from before the moving i mass of tire, its progress was so rapid.— ! At this time the wind was from the north east, but it suddenly changed to the north west, thus altering the direction of the con flagration. Along Ninth, from Washing ton to Federal, up Ellsworth street and down Federal street, the flames progressed, j . changing direction with the change of the j wind. The sight Vas awfully grand. By this i time the families iu the neighboriiood I were aroused, and sprang from their beds, j and without stopping to secure even al single article of clothing rushed intoj , the gtreeis that were covered with snow and slush. Those that were most prompt to escape from their threatened homes got off with their lives; hut those nearer the spot where the conflagration first com menced, and who were not prompt to es -1 cape from their houses, were met by a ter- ! rible scene. By three o’clock nearly every house from Washington to Federal on both sides of North, a distance of two squares, was enveloped in flames. The space wherein the flames raged most furiously, and were beyond all con trol notwithstanding the almost superhu man exertions of the firemen, the whole do j partmeut having been called out by a I general alarm being rung, was on each . side of Ninth street, from Washington to j- Ellsworth. The flames from the coal oil s sheds was first communicated to the coal . yard of Messrs Daily & Porter, on the | r southwest corner of Ninth and Washing-1 ton streets. This yard occupied a large! , l°t fronting on Washington street, and 1 I I running buck along Ninth street, about ! half way to Ellsworth street. The of- 1 I flee consisted of a small three-story brick structure, and was completely destroyed, f A very large amount of coal was on band 3 ill the time, and some of this, becoming I saturated with the flowing oil, took tire, ! and was soon in a red heat. Messrs. Daly • & Porter lest two b.orscs, besides all their i extensive coal sheds, carts, aud other prop- DEL AIK, MD. FRIDAY MORNING” FEBRUARY 24, 1865. erty. Their loss will be heavy. A large i stock of coal was on baud, much of which is now worthless. Between the coalyard and Ellsworth street, on the west side of Ninth street, stood six three-story brick dwellings.— Here is where the loss of life occurred. — These houses nearly adjoined the coal oil establishment in the roar, and of course were subjected to the greatest fury of the j flames. Much of the flowing oil found its way into the yards and cellars' of these j houses, which, in turn, burned with equal j ly as great force. The flamesspread with j such rapid strides that these six dwellings j were enveloped in flames at about the same moment as the fire first broke out in the coal oil sheds. The occupants had not time to escape. Seven of them are known i to have perished, while others beat a re treat by jumping from the windows. One poor man and his wife rushed down stairs and attempted to pass out front. As soon as they opened the uoor the flames burst ; into the room, and they were obliged to rush hack in order to save themselves. The six alluded to were completely de-1 stroyed; nothing was left, but the totter ing walls, which were pulled down by the firemen. The ruin between Washington j and Ellsworth streets was most complete, nothing remaining after the fire but a mass of smouldering ruins. To those not ( acquainted with the spot, it would have, been impossible to state whether or nut the vacant space was occupied by dwell ings. Captain Joseph 11. Ware occupied the dwelling No. 1128 Ninth street, the se cond house below the coal yard. His family consisted of himself, wife, five daughters, and two sons. They all got into the street just as they loft their beds, and there they found themselves in a riv er of fire. The family became scattered. Mrs. Ware had ffer youngest child, a girl of about five years of ago, in her arms." She ] fell, and Lewis C. Williams a member of: the iMoyameosing Hose Company made a ! desperate effort to save them. He had bold of the unfortunate woman, but he was compelled by the fierceness of the fiery blast to leave her to her fate, aud seek safety for himself in flight. Mrs, Ware, her child, and a daughter about fifteen or sixeeu years of age were burned to death ! in the street, and so horribly mutilated, that their remains can only be identified by the peculiar circumstances surround -! ing them. Captain Ware escaped. Those who lost their lives by the sad af- j | fair, as a general thing, wore confined to ! | the family ofCrptian Ware ; the members ! 1 of this family that were still missing last ! evening are the following: Mrs. Rebecca Ware, aged 43; Annie ; Ware, aged 23; Emma Ware, aged 20; ! R ibeoca Ware, aged 1(3; Ilelou Ware, aged 13 ; Isabella Ware, aged 4. Albert Ware, aged 17, and Clayton Ware, 10 years, were both burned in a most frightful manner. One of them died i last evening, and it was feared the other I I could not live until morning. Of the five bodies recovered and taken j | to the station house, one is believed to be j that of Samuel M’Mcnamin, of the M iya i mousing Hose. The other four are sup i posed to be members of the Ware family, I ♦hut are so horribly burned that they are past recognition. Of soma the heads are burned off, others have no arms or legs, and -the sight is a most revolting one.— Two members of the. Ware family are sup posed to be buried beneath the ruins, and will probably be found to-duy. All the members of the Ware family who perish ed had reached the street, and here met their sad fate. The firemen who saw them emerging from their burning bouse, | describe that they appeared bewildered, and as the Heating oil in the street sur-1 rounded them they would fall, and after j a few struggles aud cries all would be si lent. The damage was all confined to the west side of Ninth street, between Wash- 1 j ington and Ellsworth. The flames raged ! | on, and leaping over Ellsworth street swept j every house dowo to Federal. All of | these structures, with one or two exoep- I I tions, were completely gutted and render- ( | ed tenantless although the walls still re ! main, but most of them will have to be j ! removed, as they are in a very insecure condition. The building at the southwest corner of Ninth ami Ellsworth, the first below the fatal six already alluded to was owned by the estate of Robert Briggs and was occupied by Robert Watson as a gro ! eery ami liquor store. The front of the building was pretty badly damaged. But while the flames were working de struction on the west side of Ninth st, the dwellings on the east side were meet ing with the same fate, all being in flames at the same time. The destruction on the oast side was equally as great. The flames commenced with the first building at the southeast corner of Ninth and Washington streets, swooping down to Federal and along Federal on the north side to Sidney street, where their further progress was checked. The building at | the southeast corner of Ninth and Wasb- I ington street is occupied as a tavern by I James MeMaflus, The roof was destroy - 1 ed, and the upper part badly damaged.— Adjoining this was an open lot, hen came a three-story brick dwelling, owned aud occupied by David L. Hey. This most miraculously escaped, with a slight hlis-1 taring to the front ot the structure Ad-1 joining No. 1133 was the dry goods store of Mr. James Gibbons, This was com- | pletely burned out. Throe more dwellings j between this and Ellsworth street wire laid | in ruins. 1 Bartholomew Gillen owned and oecu i pied the house No. 1161 Ninth street.— lie is an industrious mechanic, and this i property was the substance of bis hard , earnings for a number of years. lie had • just cleared it of all liabilities so that he • could really call it his homestead, when un i fortunately the flames reduced it oompleto i ly to ruins. His furniture was totally de ! s’.royed, and it was with difficulty his fam i ily escaped with their lives. The case of this man is a very sad one. Between the warehouse and Federal street there were some tivo or six dwell ings, all of which were destroyed. Upon | reaching Federal street, the flames spread east to Sidney street, and played great havoc. The grocery store of Mr. Bowen, on the vomer of- Ninth street, was com pletely destroj’ed; also the following dwellings on Federal street, No. 837, occu pied by Mrs. Scott; No. 835, by Mary Mullin ; No. 833, by Mr. Handy; No. 831, by Mrs. Lewis; dwelling No. 839, I occupied by Mr. John Pritchard, was par tially destroyed, and the one at the corner I of Sidney street, No. 827, occupied by John McGill, slightly damaged. While the flames were raging on the north side i of Federal street, the dwellings on the south side were at one time In great jeop ardy. They escaped with a severe scorch ing and were pretty well deluged by the liremeu in their efforts to save them. Several dwellings on Ellsworth street immediately to the rear of the coal oil es i tablishment, suffered badly. The struc ture No. 917 occupied as a. livery stable by Patrick MeG iry, was partially destroy ed, also the dwelling No. 913 occupied by Win. Biley, the rear of No. 919 occupied by Mr. Conway, was burned. Mr. C.lostin the flames some $3,000 in money. Dwel ling No. 919 occupied by Mr. Fields was damaged in the rear. Two small, neat briok houses in a court back of No. 921 occupied by Patrick Cassidy an 1 Patrick | Carr, wore complet dy destroyed together : with all their coutents. The above embraces a list of all the structures forty-seven in all, that wore destroyed. The total loss, of course, will not be known for several days. The ma jority of the occupants of the houses which were destroyed were poor people, who lost everything of earthly valuo which they possessed. Their situation is moat piti ful. Many of them were forced into the street in their and wore I obliged to depend upon the ueig ibora for j garments to cover thoir exposed b Hies. Tito coal oil belonged to Richardson, ! Harley & Co., Tack, Brothers & C>., Dil ' worth & Ewing, and other pirties. The loss upon it is about $70,001), which is fully covered by insurance. The ruin was most complete, and th. scene yesterday morning after the flames ! bad been checked, was truly awful.— [ Whole blocks were thrown into ruius, and numbers of families reduced at once jto penury aud want. Homeless and houseless, they are dependent upon the i charity of their neighbors and acquaintan j ces. Wo have here, therefore, an oppor i tunity of fulfilling the motto that ‘‘charity j begins at home,” aud while we are send ing aid abroad, wo will do good to take care of the destitute who are thus.made dependent upon our charity for help. To the firemen too much praise and credit cannot be awarded. They were upon the spot in remarkably quick time, | notwithstanding the horrible condition of the streets, and when at the fire they worked like beavers. To them alone is duo the credit of saving many lives.— Many of the fire boys overwork#! them selves aud became exhausted, but the citi zens iq the vicinity, good Samaritan-like opened their doors and made them wel come. There were many sad scenes that ocour i rod during and after the fire. While the I fire was in progress an! had reached the | houses in Ellsworth street, a man appoar ! ed iu the street with the dead body of bis I wife in bis arms. The poor woman had ! died the day previous and was taken from the ice box by her husband and thus pre vented from being consumed iu the | flames. j After the fire, at an early hour in the morning, the poor people who had been burned out aud who were yet uncertain as to the fate of their friends, congregated in the neighborhood of the ruius, wringing their hands and showing much grief. The fire is said to be the result of incen diarism. The fire Marshal is giving the | matter a thorough investigation. As soon as the destitute condition of the families who had thus in a few hours beetn made homeless became known, a movement was at once started for their re lief. Subscription lists were opened in numerous places, aud liberal amounts sub scribed. Siif The first volume of the Emperor Napoleon’s “Life of Caesar” will be pub lished ou the 10th of February. It will ap | pear simultaneously in French and Ger man, into which latter language it has been translated by M. Frobner, conservator at the Library of the Louvre. Numbers of editors have gone to Paris to obtain leave to reproduce the work. The first volume is devoted to the geographic aud archajo logic description of Caesar’s campaign in Gaul. The Loudon Times says:—“We are informed on good authority that the I Einpu' or has ordered Lis ‘Life of Julius I Caesar’ to be trauslated iuto English, and lias undertaken to correct the proofs him | self.”' Ward thinks it is a bard ■ I thing not to have a wife ; no gentle heart | I to get up in the morning and build the fire. | Tho Blessed Baby. The London Punch has tho following : Prince Baby’s Court Circular.— The great satisfaction which was given to tho mothers of England by the faithful narrations about Prince Baby which were supplied during the recent tour of Prince Baby’s Royal parents, and tho delight which was felt in reading, in a subsequent court circular, that he had been out for an airing, has induced his friend and god father, Mr. Punch, to make arrangements for tho regular preparation of a court cir cular, that shall bo devoted only to Prince I Baby. Tho following is the chfoniele for the past week: “Sunday—H. R. 11. very good indeed. Slightly incensed after church at being interrupted in sucking tho velvet on mam ma’s prayer book ; but instantly pacified. Grabbed at a wine glass and threw it down, but only laughed at tho pieces, aud i wanted another. “Monday—Hsß. 11. did not cry during j tho whole day. Observing from the win- \ duw his royal parents going out fu a ride, bo distinctly remarked ‘Ta-tar,’ innocent ly unconscious that they were out of hear ing. “Tuesday—H. R H.’s usual amiability was disturbed by a special petition, ou the part of his head nurse, that he would put the coral into his mouth instead of Shorn, Ham and Japhet, whom ho endeavored to introduce them all at otice. lie was gra ciously pleased, however, to substitute tho elephants for the family of Noah. “Wednesday—ll. R. 11. evinced a great j desire* to eut his toes. During a ride iu the afternoon ho distinctly pointed at a horse, and made a remark, which tho head nurse is inclined to believe was ‘see,’ but • which the second nurse considers to have been f goe !’ ’’ “Thursday.—H.R. H. very sleepy, but tho medical attendants did not think that tho symptoms were in the least alarming, through his remonstrances on being moved certainly were. He was pleased to break a scores cup in the forenoon, and to laugh very mueh at the crash. “Friday—ll R. 11. much displeased at a bib being inserted under tiis double chin, an! he spat out his nutriment with much vigor. Afterwards a sudden clutch at his royal mother’s Dagtu ir brooch slightly hurt bis hand, but ho was delight ed when the naughty bftioah was well whipped. “Saturday—ll R, 11. in tho highest spirits, and kicking vehemently. An at tempt to swallow his red sock was happily fru united, and his royal father’s watch went iuto his mouth instead. II i enjoyed his evening bath exceedingly, and utterly refused to allow himself to be removed i from tho water. At length an Angola | kitten effected a diversion, and 11. 11 11. concluded the week by g ting to sleep with the affectionate kitten’s tail in his baud.” Lessons Should be Short. Long lessons are unfavorable to real progress in study. I watched daily for many weeks the course pursued in some of the best gymnasia in Germany. Noth ing was more surprising, at first, than the shortness of tho lossdhs. All through the early part of every course of study, the daily task seem si to bo almost ridiculous ly short. Yet I soon became convinced* that these short tasks were better than longer ones. In the first place, the short lesson was perfectly learned ; everything about every word. In language, for ex ample, the pupil was ready to give every new verb of his lesson in every required mood and tense, number and person, aud every now noun and adjective in every required case in both numbers. Then tho words of to-day’s lesson were combined with those of yesterday’s, aud those of every previous day’s sentences innumera ble were nude, so that the exercise became a review of everything previously studied. Then the thought of the lesson became a | subject of conversation, aud, as this has beet) anticipated, many bright aud ingeni ous things were often said. By these processes the substance of the day’s lessons was incorporated with the previous furniture of tho miud; just as, in scientific road-making, the now metal, as it is called, when skilfully applied in sufficiently small* quantities, and in a moist season, becomes speedily incorpora ted with the material of the old road bed, and forms a substantial aud permanent | foundation for a good way. , Every uew lesson thus became an occa sion for observation and inquiry, and for new and pleasant thought. Tbe observ ant teacher knows that the progress of a pupil is not measured by the ground trav- j eled over, but from tbe number of clear thoughts perfectly mastered aud combined with previous attainments, so as to form part of tbe permanent furniture of the | miud. Exactness aud thoroughness are | tbe essential things ; and those are possi- , ble only with easy lessons quickly and joy- i ously learned and made part of tbemiud’s ; stool* by frequent and faithful reviews.— Massachusetts Teacher. — ( Bfegf A young man going along at a 2,40 gait one hot day recently, was asked what was his Lurry, when he replied that a lady had rejected him twice, but he thought She must be in the “melting mood’’ now, if over, and he was on his way to avail himself of the softeuing influences of tbe season ! Juaf-They have a cheerful horse-railroad fit Hartford, Ct. One terminus is at tbe ! Prison, and the other at the cemete , i ry. One would prefer to be a vvay-pus | senger rather than a through one. VOL. IX.—NO. 8. National Ideas of Paradise. Tho Laplander believes Paradise to be situated in tho centre of tho snows of Swe den. Tho Musoogulgoes imagine it among the islands of the vast Pacific. The Mex icansconceived that those who died from wounds, or were drowned, went to a 000 l and delightful place, there to enjoy all manner of pleasure; those who died in battle or captivity wore wufled to the pal- the sun, and led a life of endless delight. After an abode of four more years in this splendid habitation, they an imate clouds and birds of beautiful feath er and of street song; having at the same time liberty to ascend to heaven or de scend to earth, to suck sweet flowers, and warble sweet,' enchanting songs. The Tonqninese imagine the forest and tho mountains to be peopled with a peculiar kind of genii, who exercise an influence over the affairs of mankind; and their ideas relative to a state of future happi ness, they regard a delightful climate, an atmosphere surcharged with a throne pro fusely covered with garlands of flowers, as tho summit of earthly felicity. Among the Arabs, a fine country, with abundance of shade, forms the principal object of their promised bliss. There is j a tribe of America who believe that tho | souls of good men are conveyed to a pleas ant valley, abounding with guavas and other delicious fruits. The heaven of tho Celts was called “Flashinnis,” the “isl and of the good and brave,” their hell, “llfurin," “the island of cold climate." While the Druids, as wo are informed by Ammianus Maroullus, believed that tho souls of good men were wafted, in pro gressive course, from planet to planet, en joying, at every successive change, a more sublime felicity than in the last. A Good Word for Lazy Folks. It is said that we are indebted for the important invention in the steam engine termed band gear, by which its valves or cocks are worked by the machine itself, to an idle boy named Humphrey Potter, who being employed to stop and open a valve, • saw that he could save himself the trouble of attending and watching it by fixing a plug to some part of tho machine which came to the place at the proper time, io consequence of the general movement. If this anecdote be true, what does it prove ? That Humphrey Potter might bo very idle, but that ho was at tho same time, very ingenious. It was a contrivance, not tho result of accident but of observation and successful experiment, j We would add a word of testimony in j f ivor of lazy folks. The cist iron plough, that has made us tho greatest agricultural nation on earth, was tho invention of a bar room loafer. lie used to sit all day by the fire, carving curious things out of potatoes with his knife. One day he man ufactured a model of a mould board, that attracted tho attention of a manufacturer who thought an iron machine might bo made that would answer a better purpose than the old fashioned wooden contrivance. The result of this potato whittling was tho iron and steel plough. Shoes formerly were all sewed but the heels. One Saturday a lazy apprentice had a pair to finish before he could go home. To save time ho pegged the whole sole on, and they wore longer than if they had been sewed. After this more heavy boots were pegged than sewed. A good story is told of Dr. Wilber, of tho Board of Enrollment in a Maine dis trict A conscript presented himself for examination who was 'so deaf that it re quired the utmost power of the Doctor's lungs to make him hear. The Doctor j stooped down and commenced a critical examination of the man’s knee, remarking in a low tone, “That is sufficient to ex empt any man .’I “Glad to hear you say so,” said the deaf man, who had suddenly recovered his hearing; “what did yon say was the mat ter with my knee, Dr. Wilber V “It is perfectly sound,” said the Doc tor; “I was only examining your ears. " Will you help me out of this mul hole i*” said a traveling druggist, who had just been compelled to stop his team ia the mud, because they couldn’t pull it out. “No, I can’t stbp,” said the Yankee, who was heavily loaded and foarful he would be late fur the cars. “I would take it as a great favor, be sides paying you,” said the druggist. “What are you loaded with ? asked tho Yankee. “Drugs and medicines,’’ said be. “I guess I’ll try and get you out, then, for I am loaded with tombstones.” They traveled together after that. #®“A number of bachelors over thirty five were drafted in Providence. Being laughed at for not being married, and thereby escaping the draft, they replied— “lt is better to serve three years than for life.” Alluding to the fact that Mrs, Jew ett, of Wreutham, 11. 1., was somewhat shocked by a stroke of lightning which re moved her gaiter and stocking, Preutiee says ho should think any young lady would bo shocked by such familiarity. JSyAn Irishman seeing an undertaker carrying a very small coffin, exclaimed, in the utmost surprise : “By the vSaint O’Dinnis O'Sligo 1 is it possible that that coffin can bb intended for any living cra ther?” JJ*An exchange says Jonah was the first man on record who struck oil.