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51.50 TER ANNUM. FRESH AM) SEASONABLE GROCERIES, 1)11 Y GOODS. &C. fPHE undersigned having removed his J- Siore (mm Perrymnnsville to Aber deen, takes this nieihod of informing his Inends and the public dial he is prepared lo furnish Goods of every description, as ; low us ihey can be hud-in the country, — Ills stock is luge and selected with great rare, and comprises miY GOODS, GROCERIES HAS.3O jyii.K.ls, LOOTS, SHOES, ILi TS, CJ PS, Bacon, Mackerel, Salt, In short, anything dial can he found in an extensive and well regulated country store, which will be sold at moderate \ prices for Cash. PHO3UCI2 Of all kinds taken in exchange for Goods, at the highest maikei 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 ali kinds of j Goods adapted to the wants of the public, such as Dry Goods, Groceries, HARDWARE, S2SSI29 SjH&Vv ATOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any anil every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted stork, all of which will he sold al very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in opeiation, j it affords a fine market for for which ihe highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 ’ ’ NEW SO CIS. 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 I the newest and most fashionable stvle of! Bonnets for the FALL and WIN HMp TER, to which they invite the atien tSe£ lion of the citizens of the town and the surrounding country. They also de- 1 sire an occasional call from their Baltimore j friends, when they want something; of ex-' tra st> le and finish, as they are aware that the undersigned can and will lake pleasure in pnMil g iip work of that description. In addition to all styles of Bonnets, they keep constantly on hand a variety of LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S SMALfc WAR|T f Such as Ribbons. Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Suspenders, and many oilier 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. , IM. .1 WRIGHT & MITCHELL, Washington street, two doors uorih of the Railroad, and next door to Nixon’s Hotel, Havre-de-Grace. sep2s FARMERS, TAKE NOTICE! \\l E are at all times paying in cash VV Port Depositc ptices lor GRAIN, AT OCll WAREHOUSE IS liapiduni, Harford County, Did. Have also on hand a large and well se lected stock of LUMBER, Weil seasoned ami of good quality. FINE DONE, GUANO, PHOSPHATE, PIASTER. & SALT, Constantly on hand. • Farmers will find it to their interest to give us a call. ANDREW ABELS. . ju26 Agent I r Davis &, Pugh. ~ ltHxiA.ll ! ! LI ! I 1 ! IE subscribers, successors to Cook &., ■ Hi'les, take this method of informing the puhl c that they are prepared to fur- 1 nish them with a sup rior quali'y of UJV- ' SLACKED LIME, delivered at any of, the accessible landings on the tributaries ol the Chesapeake Bay, timing thenaviga- ! file season, and respectfully solicit their patronage. Ordeis should be given thirty days in advance, and addressed to the firm at Haviie-de-Gracr. Md. dec9-ly JAMES COOK &. CO. WANTED.— A FARM or tract of , LAND, lor which Cash will he paid. Address, L KEMBLE, Box 58‘), P. O , BaUL-ore, Md. it doeiJ-ly ji “LET rs CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” TIE /E3S AND INTELLIGENCER IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One sipisre, (oifihl lines or less,) three inser tions, Si.oo. Each subsequent iuseitiou 25 i ts. 1 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. ______________________ |)octical. 1 Fur the JEgie and Intelligencer, ALONE. Alone ! alone to-night—while thou Art roaming far beyond the sea; The stars that shine upon my brow Are shining, dearest, too, on thee, But do they bring unto thy heart A thought of thy far home—and me ? How wearily the hours have flown Since that taut time you said “good bye,” And wh"i I felt that you were gone, I could not weep, 1 did not sigh ; I only felt ib.it life was dark And dreary—and 1 longed to die 1 But patience with the anguish came, And strength to hear ihe stern decree; And kneeling, now, I breathe thy name In prayers to Heaven for thee and me, That God may bring thee sale’y back, Across the dark and t each'rous sea. Abingdon, Feb. 9th, 1865. HUsceUaiumts. How the Money Goes. | It is gratifying to us to see that some j of the ablest ami most influential Admin ! istration journals are beginning to have a s emiiigly correct appreciation of the real difficulties of the position in which we are placed It has lung been the custom of windy Abolition-orators and sensational newspapers, in make light of the financial ! burthen under which the nation is now struggling. We commend the following i article, from the editorial columns of Sat | urday's N Y. Tribune , to the considera -1 tion of all thoughtful men. It presents the financial condition of the Nation in a ! huht quite us favorable we may be sure as the facts will warrant; even on this show- 1 ing of the Tribune, they are bail enough | in all conscience, though uo doubt the wliole truth would make a much worse I exhibit. Here is what Greeley says in i regard o the way the money goes : The current expenses of ttie Federal Government arc not less than Three Mil lions of Dollars per day, or over One Tuou.-aud Millions pur annum. About One Million per day is raised by taxation, in addition to ihe heavy cost of supportiog our state and local authorities, Roads, ! Schools, Public Charities, &c., leaving some Two Millions per day, or Seven Hundred Millions per annum in be added !to our vast National debt. This money wc are in part borrowing in Europe at the rate of fifty cents on the dollar—that is, wc get lifiy cents for every dollar we promise to pay—and so arc agreeing to pay two dollars for one, with ten to twelve percent, interest; and a good many of*j our own people refuse to lend their Gov | eminent even at these monstrous rates.— i To day, men are risking their (units in all j manner of wild speculations in preference ! to lending them to their country on terms! more favorable lo tbe lenders than a great,! ; neb energi lic nation ever offered till imw; j and prudent men choose to take tliei in- 1 i Iciest in greenbacks mi bond find ’mortgage | rather than in gold on National bonds j It is far within the truth to say th >t our ! country is running in deft O>e Million Dollars per day or Three Hundred Mil-, lions per annum more than she need or ! would if tier credit were as good as that of! William B Aster or Great Brtlian, though | the British National Debt is considerably I lurgej than ours. ISuch are the circumstances under which ! —with a gigantic war f r the National ex jistmee still in progress—ihe House of Representatives sues fit to pledge the Na- j noual resources and credit lo two new works of Inter mil Improvement—a Ship Canal around thu Falls of Niagira, and another connecting the waters of Luke Michigan with those of the Mississippi.— The.-o woiks are of course intimated to cost less thau Twenty Millions; but no ! Forty Millions will ever complete them. I Their pretext is National defense; but nobody imagines Ibat they can be con-1 slrueled during the present war or for sev- 1 era I years after its close. Tboy could bo useful iu no war but one with'fireut Bri tain ; while the money they would cost, wisely expended, would suffice to preserve peacefully the connection between the ; Canadas and Great Britain, If we should | 'ever again be so unfortunate as to be in-1 volved in war with the British crown, there j will be men who would take a contract to j ! put the enemy out of the Canadas and bar j ihe d* or after them for less than the cost of these two canals; and they would do j the j ,h before asking for their pay. But what Use in running down the j false pie'enses under which these schemes 1 are pushed '( Every oua who kuows any thing that they are UH joittstei with any BEL AIR, MD. FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, ISGS. view to Notional defense or Military ope rations—that they are simply raids on tile Treasury for personal aggrandizement.— They are intended to make the fortunes of individuals, some of whom are after money, others intent on office and politi cal consequences. Theyar-- grabs, on the principle uf each for himself and the evil one take the hindmost. We are not denying, and will not now discuss, either the abstract utility or the al'imate feasibility of the w rks in qiu-a --‘ tion. Of .urse, they can he made, with money enough ; and they will add some what to existing facilities for internal commerce. Their construction may tit soma future day ho advisable, thooeh we : cannot readily admit that tho Federal | Government should ever be saddled with I their total cost. But to compel it to shoul der the load note, when our overstrained I public credit, is where it is—when our he- I roes in the field are vainly asking for their I hard earned pittances to feed and clothe their needy wives and children—when sonic brigades have had no dollar fur their last six months’ service, and are becoming mutinous and unserviceable because un paid—when nobody deals with tho Gov ernment who can find any other customer, because payment is withheld to the last moment, and then oftener made in certifi cates of indebtedness which must be sold at a heavy discount—when everything i sags and drags for want of money, and be cause the N itional credit is so dubious— did human infatuation and short-sighted greed ever before prompt such a com pound of insanity and practical treason ? Finger Bings. These ornaments, like other jewels, have their hi-lories interesting to the cu rious. We clip the subjoined particulars from an arebaa (logical research instituted by one of our ootempuraries. Capricious as are tho freaks of fashion in dress and porsmal ornaments, it has been able to work little change in the habit of wearing 1 rings, since the world first took a fancy | for them. The material and wormanship alter with the advance of art, but the ring itself, from its regular beauty apart from all superstitious, ornamental, or mystical associations, must ever be a cherished or nament Betokening a class which need not labor with its hands, rings have always been the favorites of princes and ladies.— ! Tho history and poetry of these jewels are laid up in uu iierous learned treatises.— I Enduring as rings are, their antiquity reaches far beyond the oldest we can see in museums. The earliest mention of their use occurs in the Book of Genesis sonic 1i27 years B. C. We afterwards hear in the sacred records of Pharaoh’s | ring, and that used by Darius at Babylon; : and Hi imdutus lolls us all the Bah-. loni an* ii. e j to wear rings. They were ori ginally intended strictly for use as ignct rings, and not as ornaments, and their use as such soon spread from the East into Europe. The earliest rings used in Greece were signet rings for use only. They soon became fashionable as ornaments, howev er, w th precious siones set and engraved in them, dandies crowding their fingers with them up to the nails, like modern \ Jews or card-playing dowagers. The La ced* nouians always wore iron rings.— The 11 uuati rings were at first always of iron, and strictly fur use, but increasing luxury corrupt'd this primitive fashion.— Still, such men as Marius, and such fam ilies as held what we should call good old Troy principles, never gave up the iron ring The Roman fast young men made an improvement on ihe Greek profusion by introducing light rings for summer I wea* - , and heavier on s for wo ter. Tho ring has b-.cn adopted fir tho symbol of 1 espousals, betokening eternity in its figure, ami the surpassing excellence of true live in its material; and bow, being worn on tin f -.mb finger, it thereby (so ancients believed") pressed a vein that ran straight. - to the heart. It may bo noticed in pass ing Iron this, that much curious learning i- attaches itself to the diff. rent fingers on ■ which they arc worn. Originally, say* that anant gossip, Pliny, rings were worn on the fourth finger, then on the sc \ omul, afterward on the least. Oar ances tors who ran wild in the woods seem *o have preferred the fourth finger. Toe monkish verse, Miles, Mercator, Stellas, Marius, Amor, assigns them, counting from tho thumb, to tho soldi r, the merchant, the fool, the husband (a suspicious closeness), the lov er Ancient rings were goner Ily mas sive. Henrietta Maria’s, the queen of Charles 1., is said in have been thick enough and large enough to be worn on a modern^ lady’s thumb. Rings play uu im portant part in many original legends, hut there is no romance for those who can read it, like that of an old worn wedding ring- Raw Recruits.— A veoy tall speci men of Buckeye extraction had been in stalled in a certain company only a day or i wo, when ho was pul on guard. The j lieutenant of the guard, noticing his green ness, instructed him, when tho officer of the day passed, to present arms to him, 1 but did not explain the manual. Imagine the nonplus .-f the offioer of the day, and ■ the horror of the lieutenant, when the raw recruit presented anus to the former in a literal sense. When reprimanded for tho breat h of discipline, in permitting his gun to he taken from him when on duly, he replied : “Waal, didn’t ye tell me to give my shoutin' iron to that feller with a red string twisted around him, when be came uloog - A Man Who has not Slept for Over Four e teen Years. At present there is a soldier at the s Chestnut Hill Military Hospital, Phila r de 1 phi-i, who has not slept for a single mo - j mrut for f-.nrtceu years and six months.— e Tliis may seem incredible, but neverthe -1 less, it is true, and can be verified by numbers of persons. The individual is an ! intelli.ent man, naturally, and has the e benefit of a moderate education. His • name is C. D. Saunders, Orderly Sergeant • ol Cotnpany G, Thirteenth Virginia Vol • iiuteers. IJLo entered tho service of the 1 United States on December 28, 1863. t II.) i* in tho forty fifth year of his age.— “ ii-s liealih has been generally excellent I during his life. • in 1849 he was attacked with cholera, ■ and since that period wi'h lung fever on I two occasions lo the Summer of 185 u • sleep forsook him, and since that time ho f has never felt the least drowsv. IF- has ■ always led a temperate life. Uis wife and 1 children resi le in Putnam County, West r j Virginia. Since ho cnteicd the Union t army he lias h en on seven raids, and four ■ charges, during which time he informs us • that he never felt tired or sle.-py. lie - was in the four charges made hey m l Hur r per’s Ferry, Va., on the 17th, 18ih. I9ilt ■ and 20tli of last August, and yet did not I feel the least sleepy. Why it is that he ’ cannot or does not sleep is as much a mys tery to him as it is t> many scientific gnn • tlemen, who, having had their attention 1 called to him, have been astounded in their attempts to investigate the cause. Upon one occasion, at his request, a | number of a curiously-inclined gentlemen ! watched him for forty-two days and nights , consecutively, in order, if possible, to ar - rive at the cause of the wonderful pheno s uienon. These gentlemen took turns with I each other in the progress of watching, so. i that if he should chance to sleep it would I be observed. Same of tho watchers he > came drowsy, and it was us much as he I could do to awake them. ’; This singular man was sent to Philadol ) phia by order of the field surgeon. He ft was admitted into the Hospital at Chest nut Hill on the 17th of November last, I soft bring from chronic diarrhea and rheu- j • mutism. He has nearly recovered from i physical disibility; his appetite Is good, i i but yet ho he Joes not sloop. He re ■ j tires to bed, tho same as other soldiers, s but be cannot sleep. He simply receives physical ie 3 t. This brief narrative of ' i a most wonderful phenomenon may seem ) fabulous, but the reader is assured that it f is the truth. A Wife or a Life. Scott of Harden, one of the ancestors 1 of Walter .Sootl, was a famous border thief, and at one time, when he h id either | ' spoiled the neighboring English of all j 1 j their cattle, or had frightened them all I away, he began to fear that from disuse , ' he might become less Xpert at the honor ‘ | able trade he pursued ; and to keep his 1 hand in,amused himself with driving the cattle of one of his own countrymen and neighbors, Murray of Elibank. Murray ' soon found means of revenging himself, I and brought Scott, his followers, his cattle, ' all prisoners to Eliband Castle. On ", the walls was sitting his wife, who, per ceiving the train that followed him, asked ■ what he meant to do with Scott. “Why hang him, to be sure,” was the answer. The more prudent wife exclaimed, — “What ! hang such a handsome mannic I I as Harden when we have throe ueh sorry j damsels at home Murray was persuaded by his wife, 'and sending for one of his daughters, whose ugly face and immense mouth had 1 i acquired tier the name of Mag o’niouth Murray, proposed to Scott to marry her, leaving him no other alternative but a ’ halter. The unfortunate prisoner most ungallantly refused the la-ly; and the tra dition says that it was not (ill the rope ■ was tied to the tree, and he began to feel . 7 O I it tighten, that he repented. Ho was I I imuried, and sorrowfully bent his steps ! , homewards, taking with him his ugly wife. Flogging a Queen. —At a recent mect ' ing of the Geographical S cie-ty, an amus ing le'ler from M du Chaillu was read detailing Ins success so far us the Fernan do Fo river, wheie he was waiting for in struments to replace those ho had lost. — [ j He stated that he had settled with the j King that whoever was found guilty of | stealing should ho (Hogged, and that tiud r iug his fowls disappearing mysieri -usly at the rate of ten a day, he was told that the | woods were full of snakes and wild cats I This excuse not satisfying him, he was af t rw -ids told that the thieves could not be discovered, but that three hoys should be flogged tor him. Ho declared he would leave them if they did not find tbe culprits, | who proved to be otic of the King’s wives ~ an<i another noble lady. These in vain offered him some elephant’s tusks us a - j condonation of the offence. Proceedings . i were stayed till the return of the Kiug . ifrauiuu expedition, when the criminals ' iveie solemnly brought out, ami Du Chaillu j informed that none hut himself should flog the Queen. This he refused to do, and ! the punishment was inflicted by the lu-iy’s j brother. — Biddlefyrd Journal tells a good i st--ry of a man who worked all day an elec ,; lion bringing voters up to the polls, but forgot to vote himself. Sao" The population of San F’raaeiseo, 11 California, is 120,000. In 1848, it con tained font hundred and fifty inhabitants. • j From the New York Mercury, Sayings cf Josh Billings. ' Pokeepsie, Dec. 9,18 G-4. j Dire Mercury Men; _ I I take my pen in hand, to inform you. _ | that iam in the Lekfuring bizzness. I have r jined the army uv martyrs, and am having a healthy time. I lektured laste nitc, tew , J a flooded house. Hud a riviva! evry fu . ! minims, it would hav did you good, tew hoar the people holler. The way things look now, i .Link i shall ho able tew re tiro from private life, in a fu months, and keep 3or 4 dugs, and a fish pond. Yes tnrday, i rcseaved a duuniii letter from mi fashionable tailor, for a c ist, that buz bin wore out, more than 2 years. I replied lew the limited cuss, briefly, uz fullers : | “Daarsur—Euklozed, plcze find 20 dol lars—if yon can. Yures, sum, Josh Bil lings."’ * * I thought i would try a ' tragik lektur at fust, but tragediz are git ling so cum non, now a daze, that yu kan git them done, and wurrenteJ, for 2-idol- ! lars. Mi Lektur iz the normal comick, \ with an okasional effort tew be witty * ; * * * '* I hope you arc well, and hiv a good appetight. Remember me ! kindly, tew Retib Fenton, when yu sec him—l also rcseaved 2 letters hi to daze j male, which i will lot yu answer for me, j | thru yme valnabel collums—One of them iz from an individual, who sines hiz name “Hennery’’, and tuther iz from a person hi 1 the name ov “Mirrakle”. Hennery :—The best time tew sett a hen, iz when tho hen iz reddy. I kant tell you whit the best bread iz, but the shanghigh iz the meanest. It kosts az mutch tew board Jii ■, az it duz a stage boss, and yu mire us well undertake tew fata fanning mill, by running oats thru it. There uint no prufitt in keeping a hen fur his eggs, if he laze less than one a day.— Hens are very long lived, it they doot con trail t the throat diseaze, thare iz a grate nieiiny goes tew pot, evry year, hi this luelankoiiy disseuze. I kant tell exactly how lew pick out a good hen, but as a gen eral thing, the long eared ones, are knuut cd the best. The one-legged ones, i koo, are the least apt tew skrateh up the gar den, Flggs packed in equal partes ov salt, and lime water, with the other end down, will keep from 30 to 40 years, if they are not disturbed. Fresh beef stake iz good for hens ; i serpuze 4 or 5 pounds a day, would be awl a ben would need, at fust along I shall be happen tew advise with yn, atenny time, on tbe hen question, and —lake it in eggs. Mir.vk.le: —Yu sa “yu kant, under stand the mirakel ov the whale, that sw d-1 lered Jonor.’’ I dont serpuze that Joner, 1 nor tho whale, ever fully understood it theniseifs. I hav thought that it was i • ■ zyer for the whale, tew swalier Joner, | j than it waz for the outsiders, tew swuller I the mirakel. I kant tell yu what Joner | 'id while in the whale’s belly; but i kuo vital a yaukee would hav did, ho would ■lav rigged a rudder on the the animal, aid run him into port, and either klaimed ae ilo for salvage, or sold oat hiz chanso ew a petroleum grease company. \ Dinner of Eighteen Hundred Years Ago. Tho citizens of ancient Pompeii knew vhat was good. They relished roast pig. V fanxi'y in ttiat aristocratic city, one of he F. F' P.’s, peihaps, were about iodine n tho rich and succulent dish, on the very dav that the restless Titan under Vesuvius expectorated from his tery lungs tbe shower of red-hot ashes which entombed the Pompeiians in their dwellings. The pig was being cooked, ud was probably nearly done at the time vhen the volcanic storm bursted in and polled it. This is not a matter of conjecture, reader, for only a few weeks ago a mass f indurated lava and ashes were found in i stew-pan standing in a cooking stove in ■ he kitchen of a house recently disinterred, od on opening the lump a perfect mould fa suokmg porker wis disclosed. A oast was taken of the hollow, and the result vas a fac simile in plaster of tho little an mol, which hail been trussed in scientific -.tyltj, and is supposed, from the shape of ilia matrix, to have been just ready for the table. The inquisitive antiquarians j re continually poking their noses into tittle domestic secrets of tho Pompeiians j of eighteen centuries ago, which tho people j of the excavated neighuorhood would have j hesitated to tell to one another. - I The Discord of the Age — The j great discord between the head and the J heart, between intellect and faith, is the [ predominant characteristic of the age Old (dims ofthoughi are failing Where- ! ever faith finds a foothold, the intellect I comes prying, doubting, and disturbing. The age is accused of having a “suspense of faith,” of infidelity, of materialism j But the discord is nut with infidels and I materialists alone. It runs far back into i the very heart of the church. This rest-j less search, this unsatisfied longing, this I hurrying discord, can have but one solu tion. Tbe song that the shepherd boy sings in the “Saul” of Robert Browning to the disquieted king, is the only music that can soothe the troubled spirit of the present. The truth there uttered is its only resting place. The strife between the heart and intellect cannot ccasc until the heart has learned to trust with simple j faith its own highest impulse, and to crown ! it us divine. It must learn to take for gi anted, that, as mountains stand by the power of God, as the sun shines with Uis glory, so the heart loves and can love only in Hie love.— Christian Examiner. VOL. IX.—NO. 9. Traveling in the Desert. Tho mo le of traveling in the desert has so often been described, that I need do no more than add my tribute to its olmrms. 1 There is no life to be compared to it; the 11 air you breathe is an elixir. In the des ' ert we learn for the first time what hunger ; really is, and what depths of repose its | fatigues can npen to us. The Arabian heaven is indeed‘‘poured upon our nights” uiid although the Arabian sun during the day may be a little too hot, yet the deli j eious coolness of the evening atones for the previous frizzle. Every incident, how ever trivial, is an excitement. A strange Arab, on his swift dromedary, is seen in 1 the horizon, perhaps a spy from a hos ile tribe—faint hopes of a skirmish, and a j careful looking to pistols and tireurms; a group of stunted shrubs indicating tho i presence of some “diamond of the desert;” the comfortable encampment in the even ing, so home-like that one leaves tho very : chicken-hones the nest morning with re | grot. All is delightful, strange, new and I exhilarating; and I sit down again by my sea-coal lire with a deep feeliug of thankfulness taat I have experienced tbo ! delights of Eastern travel. i Singular Facts —The human eye i always attempts to supply the complement color. Thus, if the eyo rests for any time on any one color, say green—which is composed of blue aul yellow—on shut ; ting the eyes a faint repetition of the ob ject will be seen in red. which is the third | of the primary colors and complementary to the other two. The laws of acoustics arc hitherto but little known, hut it would seem that a similar effect is produced, two notes of the major triad when struck calling forth a faint impression on the ear of other notes being supplied. It is a curious fact, aud one which quite uphoUa this law, that on striking any chord on t!io piano forte, all the strings of the same chord throughout the instrument which are in unison with the notes struck, are in vibration, while tho other notes are not agitated. This can bo ocularly demonstrated by placing on these strings little saddles of paper; which will be scon to vibrate violently, while when placed on other strings which are foreign to the chord, they rest undis turbed. English Antiquaries.—A good joke on tho English antiquaries appears in ihe | London Header j it reminds ono of Dick lens's celebrated account of the discovery |of “Hill Stumps, llis Mark.” When the British Association went to Stonehenge, last summer, their attention was attracted ! by certain marks on the under surface of I the impost of the great central trilitb, or what may be regarded as the keystone to the temple. They were not unlike a Roman V and I combined, and appeared to resemble cither an astronomical symbol, or some ancient masons* murk. An animated discussion took place thereon. Professor Rawllnson denied that the marks could be anything but Roman; observing, however, that ha should not think it necessary to conclude j that Stonehenge was eref ed at times sub sequent to the Roman invasion, The gen tlemen who lectured on Stonehenge “want in” for their remote antiquity. But very recently, there have appeared a rustic school-master, a bumpkin shepherd of Salisbury Plain, and a fellow-laborer, who distinctly assert that they wore present when the murks wore made—about forty five years ago. Way* This is the style in which the fair ones in some pints of Yorkshire convey tho hint to backward swains. “VVhy don't yon get marriedsaid u young lady the other day to a bachelor friend, who was down there on a visit. “Fve been trying lor the last ten years to G) ! some one who wou'd be silly enough t" hvo me,” was the reply. “Thou you haven’t been down our way,” was toe insinuating re joinder. jfcsyln a criminal court, the counsel, dissatisfied with bis want of success with an Irish witness, complained to the Court. Paddy replied ; “Sure, an’ I’m no law yer, yer honor, an’ the spalpane only wants j to puzzle me.” “Come, now, do you swear you are no lawyer Y" said the counsel. “Fuix’au’ 1 do; and yez may swear the j same about yeraelf, too, without fear of i perjury.” & A biss singer with a bad voice, was corrected by ihe conductor of a choir, who i said to him —“Sir, you are murderiug the I music !” “My dear sir,” was tho reply, ! “it is better to murder it outright, than : keep beating it as you do.’’ #sqyA p.ke’s Peakur, writing to a Min j nesota journal, says the miners ate very | much discouraged in that region : they i have to dig throogh a solid vein of silver | four feet thick before they reach the geld ! Way Au tumns Ward notifies the gentle man who left phosphorus in his bod at too St. Nicholas Hotel, that if be will leave his name with General Dix, he will hear of something to his advantage. — a?-A Dublin journal observes that a handbill announcement of a political meet j lug in thu city, states, with boundless lib. ! erality. that the ‘‘ladies, without distinc tion of sex. are cordially invited.” S£y“Your mother is very poor, is she?'* “Yes; she used to keep a peanut stsud, but she took • Ud dollar bill sad failod."