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THE IXIIS & INTELLIGENCER.'
$1.50 RER ANNUM. BEL AIR, MD. FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 28, 1865. VOL IX NO 17 TO FARMERS, Blacksmiths and Others. fTMIE undersigned, successors to Jackson ; J- 8t Allen, offer to Farmers and others ! BONE DUST And other Fertilizers, at their Warehouse, •month of Deer Creek, which they will sell its low as the same can he had in the State. They also buy GRAIN at full rates in Cash. A supply of COAL, Both Stove Coal and Coal for Blacksmiths, I will be kept on hand. To Blacksmiths and others they offer ' IRON, STEEL,' NAILS, Agricultural Implements, Btc. At the same place lately occupied by Jack son & Allen. WARFIELD & ALLEN, nth 10 Darlington, Md. FRESH AND SEASONABLE DRY GOODS. &C. j THE undersigned having removed his I Store from Perrymansville to Aher- i deen, takes this method of informing his ! friends and the public that he is prepared to furnish Goods of every description, as low as they can be had in the country. — His slock is large and selected with great care, and comprises BET GOODS, GAOGHHZKS HARD M ARE, ROOTS , 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, at 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, " SASKb w-oTioixrs, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles necessary to a well assorted slock, t.ll of which will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a line market for coTramr nm for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. fe26 WH 600 IS. 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 - Bonnets for the SPRING and SU M MER, to which they invite the alten tKK 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 SIHLiAIi ‘WA.aU, 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, Uavre-de-Grace. sep2s LIME ! 3L.XASIS I EltfEl THE subscribers, successors to Cook &. Hides, take this method of informing the publ c that they are prepared to fur nish them with a sup rior quali’y of UN SLdCKEU LIME, delivered at any of the accessible landings on the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay, duiing the naviga ble season, and respectfully solicit their patronage. Ordeis should he given thirty days in j advance, and addressed to the firm at Mavre-de-Grace, Md. dec9-ly JAMES COOK & CO. WANTED. —A FARM or tract of LAND, lor which Cash will be paid. Address, L KEMBLE, Box 580, P. O , Haltimoie, Md. derST-Jr “LET OS CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." NOTICE. THE County Commissioners for Har ford county will meet at their office I in Bel Air, on MONDAY and TUES j DAY. April 3d and 4th, and every Monday and Tuesday, During the month of For the purpose of making TRANSFERS & ABATEMENTS, and such business as may come before them. All persons desiring transfers or abate ments will attend, as m> attention will be j paid the alienation books with regard to | deeds, and no abatements will be allowed I after May. By order, JOHN T. SPICER, Clerk. . Persons making application for transfers of property, will be required to comply with che following sections of Article 81 of the Code of Public General Laws': Section 10. Whenever any person ! shall make application for an allowance | or deduction on account of the sale, irans 1 fer, alienation, loss o>- removal of any prop : erly, or die collection or pay ment of any i inthlic nr private security for money, the | County Commissioners or Appeal Tax ! Court shall interrogate him on oath in j reference thereto, and the disposal of the | same, and especially inquire of him to whom the same has been sold or transfer red, and the amount of the purchase mon ey, or the money collected, and how .he same has been invested. Section 19. They shall also interro gate said person on oath in reference to anv acquisitions or investments made by him, and not already assessed, and the amount of all such acquisitions and in vestments shall be added to his assessable ] property, and if he refuses to answer, no allowance or deduction shall be made on his assessment. mli24 SELECT Boarding and Day School For Voting Ladies. Miss BETTIE B M. HAMILTON, Principal. fINIE location of this School, in the healthy X anil pleasant village of Bel Air, Harford j county, Mil., combines advantages yf quiet and retirement, in a hitrhly moral community, with daily conveyances to the adjacent cities and vil lages. The scholastic vear is divided into sessions of five months each. The first tern commences first of February, the second Ist September. Every arrangement has been made to give this School all the advantages of a first-class Insti tute. Thorough instruction will he given in the va rious branches of useful knowledge, and scrupu lous regard will tie paid to improvement of the morals and deportment of pupils. Wax-work, both Fruit and Flowers. Baskets and Vases, including a thorough knowledge of the art, taught. Also, Bead Work, Embroidery and Fancy Work in all its varieties. REFERENCES: Rev. J. II D. Wingfield. Wm. Galloway, Esq., “ Wm. A. White, HubertN.Hanna, “ •“T.S. 0. Smith, Wm. H Dallam, “ H. D. Farnandis, Esq., B. H. Hanson, “ Henry W. Archer, “ Isaac Amos, “ Stevenson Archer, “ tub 17 100 TONS OF HOME! IN S T ORE. To Bom 1 Dusl Manufacturers? j I will supply BONES to persons in the i country who manufacture BONE DUST, at 1$ cents perlb.,by wagon load JOSHUA HORNER, Corner Chew and Stilling streets, Baltimore. It will be to the interest of those man- j ufacturing Bone Dust to purchase the Crude Bone from me, as I can supply! j them at the same rales as those from j whom they purchase at present, and by i purchasing from me it will stop that com petition which has raised the bones be yond their intrinsic value, making the farmer pay ton much for the Ground Ar ticle. Call and see me. mhl7-lm AT THE CORNER OF MAIN STREET AND PORT DEPOSIT AVENUE, BEL AIR, MD. Dr. B. Sappington’s SYEUP OF FLAXSEED. Dr. 8.. Sapping-ton’s CELEBRATED LIVER PILLS And a general assortment of reliable DRUGS, OILS, MEDICINES, And articles in that line, put up or selected with care by the Doctor, expressly for our sales. "I’M A H. GBF.ENFIFLD. Bark & Sumac Wanted ’ pHE*sijbscriber will buy BLACK OAK I I -*■ BARK and SUMAC, at the Mill near Conowingo Bridge. GIDEON G. SMITH, mh24-c3t Agent. A. PRESTON GILBERT, BliL AIR , Md. Office with 11. D. Farnandis, Esq. J OB 'PRINTTma Kx*nit*d Ihi OtV \ Ti.E APIS AND INTBLinEKC!R IS riTBMSnBD j EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, B V BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTItBRWIgB TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or lees,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. One square three months, $3.00; Six mouths, $5.00; Twelve months, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. No subscription taken for less than a year. poetical- SHADOWS. When the children are hushed in the nursery, And the swallow sleeps in the eaves, And the night-wind is murmuring secrets Apart to the lisle inj leaves; Then I o|ien the inner chamber That was closed irom the glaring sky, And gently undraw the curtain Where my holiest treasures lie. Sweet spirits that may not slumber; Cool shadows from lights now gone; And the echo of voices sounding, All s landing fur me alone And, blending among the others, One echo is softer yet; One shadow is cooler, deeper; And my dimming eyes grow wet. For the imago I gaze on longest, Is the image that blessed my youth ; 1 The angel that lit my journey With her lamp of love and truth, i We travelled life’s way together A little while side by side; And when 1 grew faint or weary, That light was my strength and guide. And dearer it grew—how dearer I Till I watched it wane and fade ; And my angel said, as we parted, Be patient, be not afraid And when I am sick nnd weary VVi h tlie jieat and the dust of the day, Huw the ,-cnse other words comes o’er me— Her words ere she went away. And I ask for a patient wisdom, As I journey the way alone, Till I tread on the golden threshold Of the heaven where she is gone. When the children are hushed in the nursery, And the swallow sleeps in the eaves, And the night-wind is murmuring secrets , Apart to the listening leaves. ■ I HJmdlinumti ! Be Thyself. The world’s heroes in poetry, philoso phy, mechanics and reform have beeu he roic by virtue of their selfhood. Leave this out of the composition of a man, and you bave, in poetry, a versewright who never dared to write an original lino ; in pb ilosopby, a peddler of defunct ideas, , and in war a poltroon. What made Ho -1 mer tin prince of song, and enabled the old “blind man of Ohio” to chant a strain which the bills of Greece echoed for cen turies, suit heard across the wild oceau, uud amid the diu and roar of this nine teenth century? He wrote in bis own in imitable stylo the beautiful thoughts that j crowded into bis brain ; from the heaven j of his own creation he poured down those j melodies which a busy world on tiptoe j stands to hear. Who was Shakspeare’s model?— | Wb. nee did be draw the supplies of which | millions have drunk and been refreshed ? | With no broken pitcher did he go toauoth J er’s well but drew from the exbaustless ( fountains of bis own soul, lie stands to day like a granite mountain, whose head is lost in the clouds, uud whose culmina i ting point no traveler has reached; us men ascend it, untrodden heights he still finds I above them. Had he been a mere imita | tor, the molehill of bis productions would | have been long since trodden to the dead level of the plain. How did Bunyan write his Pilgrim’s Progress ? As the brook babbles, takiug no counsel of other brooks, and telling its own story in its own way; and, in spile of its many seeming absurdities, the link er's book wilt lte for centuries. Coper nicus aad Galileo, taking counsel of their own s .uls, bceding not the monkish fable mougers who believed the world to be flat us a table, and the stars lit; 1c shining points, boldly marching into the untrod den realm, explored its sea of worlds, and came back laden with glorious truths- Columbus, advising with no Past, old and dectvptd, which had bounded the world, and inscribed on its boundary, “uo more beyond, ’ launched his bark to cross the unknown oceau ; and lor weary wi-eks aud mouths sailed steadily ou, the cloudy sky above, the tuky sea around; spite ol the frowns, tears aud entreaties of the cowards wtio accompanied him, till a new world, like a radiant maiden, leaped into His arms uud blessed him fur his manli ness. We are here to-day, because Co -1 lutnbus dared to be himself. It was self-hood that made Raphael the pnuoe of painters, and Napoleon of war riors. In Walts it gave us the steam en gine, with a hundred bands and Us rest less soul; and iu Fulton, the boat that heeds nut wind or tide, whose steam arm paddles day and night, aud never tires.— By it Socrates climbed the heights of philosophy, from which it was but a stop to the heaven into which he eutered. Mura imitators in art never scale the heights; but placing their feet in the prints left by former travolvrs, they tiro iHi tiiselvcs out with a step that is uuuatu- I r**l to them, and faint and die by the way. j leaving no behind that they have ever j bren In life 3 battles they never make I heroes, but wiaring another man’s armor 1 which never (its them, and wielding a j weapon never made for them, they aceom- j plish little, and fall un easy prey to the I enemy. Napoleon at Waterloo. _ Napoleon, when ho had seen his Old Guard recoil, felt his great heart sink. Several times he changed color, and look ing 011 the field with that wondering gaze that seems to expect to banish some hid eous vision, he panted for breath, and caught at las words for utterance. “The guard J the guard !” said he ; “(Vs soul males ! ’ (they are mingled in a heap!) It is saio that at this awful moment, the of ficers around him observed such a gloom coming over that expressive face of pas sion, that they expected him every mo ment to yield to some sudden burst of f.ry ai.d desperation. He had measured him sell with Wellington, and like the 100 dar ing Hotspur, his long career of glory had beeu Irustiated in a single field. They ■ even say that he wanted to plunge with j his horse amidst the crumbled guard, and perish with his glory. Hut Bertrand or bouit—for thu trait is attiibuted to both, alternately, by different writers laid hold ot the bridle and turning the horse around, exclaimed, “Your majesty must not go there ; the enemy are already for tunate euougn.” Those who say he fled irom the fiwd do him injustice; they for get the man they are speaking of. When he hud seeo the buttle lost, his army in a tuugle ot contusion, not a regiment, not a company together, what had he to do but to return with the wind to Paris. But before he flees, look at him as he takes his last long look at that terrible ground !■ Can it be possible that it is be, Napoleon, the conqueror ol Kingdoms, the world's hero, greatest of men since CaJ-ar 4 who has been defeated, crushed, annihila ted tu one battle ?Is Ac the fugitive? Is tnat routed army his? What, his?— Where are those proud eagles that seemed tu live themselves as they gave life to those siulwurt grenadiers whose long gray arms lifted them up tuto the air? What is toe drum doing now to inflamo the soldier’s heart ? it is tom and silent on the field, so is the arm that used to beat it so gaily. V\ here are the close columns that formed a rampart about their leader as he moved j along ? Where is that solemn, measured j 1 reail that shook the earth us ten thousand | feet came down upon it in harmony and awe ? Look at the mighty spirit as he contem plates the scene ot desolation. Is this the end ol so many battles and campaigns?— Is this the result of so many vigils, schemes and enterprises ? He has wa ted a long life of action, for this? Is it for this he perverted the revolution, an 1 bar tered ttie liberties of mankind ? Oh, it was a letnble fall to soar so high, and then to drop suddenly like a wounded bird shot by the fowler! Who shall paint that maddened look of grief and woe as he sits crumpled half up on his charger, whose pride of glory is gone, like his master’s. Noble animal! look, how he stands up in the air paralyzed with shame, for he carries Napoleon, and has never learned to flee ! Fading Out, The total extinction of the aboriginal ra ces of this continent, is only a question of time Their decay seems us much a mat ter of destiny, as the growth and spread of the white race. The ted line of savagsism, refusing to blend with paler colors in the web of human progress, is fading out as rapidly as the forest leaves fade in the breath of Autumn. Proud, stoical, and tilled with the bitterness of sorrow and hate, the Indian, spurning the allurements and the discipline of civilization, retreats to the wilderness, bis tribes melting away to return no more forever. The forest recedes not so rapidly, nor the buffalo nor the salmon. Of all the dusky hordes who flitted to and fro in the chase and on the war path, when the Pilgrims landed on the “rock bound coast,’’ scarcely a trace or shadow is left. Lines of Kings, as old in lineage and equal iu dignity and worth to Bour bon, Plantageuet or Uapsburgb, where now are their thrones, their peoples, their empires ? Vanished like a morning mist, like the swift figures of a vision of the night Wumpanoag and Pequot, Penob scot and Narragunsett, and many a sono rously named tribe, hereafter nameless in i living annals, have all gone beyond the I laud ot the setting sun. And to the last, gone with heir wild independence un curbed —as free as the race that succeeds them. No memorials ever remain—ttei-; titer temple, nor column, nor tomb—noth- j lug, save here and there some Winnipissi- I ogee or Horieoo, or Huron or Ontario, beautiful waters ; or some sky-pricking mountain peak, refusing to part with its ilidiau name. Never before in the history of mankind, perished a people so rapidly, so silently, so totally. Their story is an unwritten Epic, tu which much that is loftiest iu human action blends with more of the wierd and terrible of savage human nature—as with thu mighty glooms and grandeurs of a wil derness world. Ere the historian or poet sbal. arise, competent to record or sing the Epoch of the Bed Mao, no represen tative of the race will remain. Nor will civilization be blamed. As by an irresist ible law, potent as gravitation, they kept their faces tu the forest and their feet in the wild paths of their fathers. They were ———————— not ordahted for civilisation, and their I epitaph’might well read, “They died as I they lived—savage, but free J’’ A Tiger Yarn. Colonel Campbell, in nis book recently 1 published, is responsible for tho folk wing i fitory: “We were closing in upon a wounded 1 tiger, whose leg was broken. Some Bheels who had run up the trail to a patch of high grass, were drawing back now that their game was found, when the brute started up behind the elephant, and charg ed the nearest man, a little, hairy, bandy legged, square-built oddity, more like a saiyr than a human being. By the Pro phet, sir, it would have done your heart good to see the springs the active little sinner made. Just in time ho reached the tree, aud scrambled into n branch hardly out of reach. There he sat, crouch ed up into the smallest possible compass, expecting every moment to be among tho Ihmris. The tiger made several despe rate efforts to reach niro, but the broken hind leg falling, bo dropped back exhaust ed. It was now tho Bbeel’s turn. He saw that he was safe, and accordingly coji nr need a phtllippio against the father and ami mother, sisters, aunts, nieces, and children of his h pless enemy, who sat with glaring eyeballs fixed on his con temptible little reviler, aud roaring as if bis heart would break with rage. A the excited orator warmed by his own’eloquence, he began skipping from . branch to -branch, grinning and chatter ing with the emphasis of an enraged ba boon, pouring out a torrent of tho most foul abuse, and attributing to tho tiger’s family in general, and to his female rela tives in particular, every crime or atrocity that ever was or will bo committed. Oc casionally, ho varied his insults by roar ing, in imitation of the tiger; aud last, when fairly exhausted, he leaned forward till he appeared within the g asp of the enraged animal, and ended this inimitable Scene by spitting in his face. So very absurd was the whole farce, that we who were shoving up the elephant, in alarm for the safety of our little hairy friend, ended by laughing till our sides ached, and it was not without reluctance that we put nu end to tho scene by firing a death vulloy.” If You Mean No, Say No! When a mao has made up bis mind to do or not to do a thing, he should havo the pluck to say no, plainly and decisive ly. It is a mistaken kindness-if meant as kindness—to meet a request which you have determined not to grant, with “I’ll think the matter over,” or, “I cannot give you a positive answer now ; cull in a few dars and I’ll lot you km-w.” It may be said, perhaps, that the object of these am biguous expressions is to “let the appli cant down easybut their tendency is to give him useless trouble and anxiety, and possibly to prevent his seeking what he requires iu a more propitious quarter until after the golden opportunity is pass ed. Moreover, it is questionable whether tho motives for such equivocation are as seme people suppose. Generally speak iuv, the individual who thus avoids a di rect refusal, docs so to avert himself pain. Men without d' cision of character have an indescribable aversion to say “No.’’ They can think ‘No”—sometimes when it would be more creditable to their cour tesy and benevolence to say, “Yes”—but they dislike to utter tho bold word that represents their thoughts. They prefer to mislead and deceive It is true that these bland and considerate people are of ten spoken of as “very gentlemanly.”— But is it gentlemanly to keep a man in suspense for days, and perhaps weeks, merely because you do not choose to put him nut of it by a atruight-forward declara tion ? lie only is a gentleman who treats his follow-men in a manly, straight-for ward way. Never seem by ambiguous words to sanction hopes you do not in tend to gratify. If you mean “No,” out with it! All About Dimples.—Whoever is responsible for the following should be immediately placed under restraint by bis friends (if he has any), for he is a danger ous animal tu be at large : “Dimples are the perpetual smiles of Nature—tho very cunuiugcst d.vico aud lurking-place of Love. When earth is dimpled by dells and valleys, it always seems to laugh ; when the ocean is dimpled by tho breeze, it sparkles with jo> beneath tho sunshine of Heaven. We cannot look for frowns 1 on a dimpled luce; frowns and dimples ill not associate together. How soft, how roguish, how beautiful are the dim ples in the elbows and shoulders, the pret ty bands and feet of the rosy babe. Moth . ors dote upon those darling dimples, and delight to kiss them. But perfectly en chanting dimples, afleast to the eyes of an enthusiastic young man, are those which autuo peeping out of the cheeks around the mouth cf “sweet seventeen,” when sevi nteen essays some arch, provoking sal ly, peeping out and flying away the mo ment after, coming and going with the most bewitching coquetry.” t.A” A few days ago an Englishman came in to a grocery to make a few pur chases, but was nut suited with prices, so he broke out with :—“What a bloody country 1 I could get more for twopence at ’OIOO, than I can ’ere for ’arf a crown.” “Why tho deuce didn’t you stay at ’orae?’’ sail tho angry grooeryman. “I’fl toll you.” replied John Bull, “I could’nl get the twopence.” An amusing incident took place at a music store on Main street, the other day, which is worth relating. A fast young woman, who was dressed more like one ot our young Mississippi country lass* es than a city belle, entered the store in question, and asked the salesman to show her the latest musical publications. The 1 young clerk, mistaking her lor a “green ’un,” handed down for her inspection “Ben Bolt,’’ “Annie Laurie,” “The Last Rose of Summer” and the “Old Arm Choir.” “Arc these the latest publications you have ?” inquired the female. “Yes, madam, these are the latest pub lications issued,” responded tho sales man. “Do you know whnt I wish yon would do with them ?’’ replied tho woman. “Wrap them up for you, madam ?’* answered the olork. “No," said she, “I haven’t time to take them now.” * “I will do what yon wish with them madam,” politely replied tho young mao. “Well, then," she responded, “you may place this “Old Arm Chair” aside, scat “Annie Laurie’’ in it, givefher “The Last Rose of Summer" to use as she pleases; and put old “Ben Bolt” to kissing her, and let them kiss away until I return.” — Cairo News. Mixed Metaphors.—A bombastic lawyer was making an argument before a jury, in tho course of which bo delivered himself of tho following specimen of mook eloquence :—“But, gentlemen of the jury, tho whole subject is in the dark, entirely, till we come to tho testimony of Mr. 8., then it is that the cloud of doubt begins to crack, and the cut/* let out of the bagl” A waggish brother lawyer sitting by, and who was good at sketching, caught up his pencil and a slip of paper, and with an eye to tho rules of testing the correctness of rhetorical figure by painting it, drew tho pic'ure, exhibiting a cloud, a crack in tho cloud, the mouth of a hag hanging down out of the crack, a cat’s tail hanging down out of the bag, and to complete the pic ture, tho said lawyer grasping the cat’s tail and holding on; then slily sliding the pic ture along tho table to tho next brother lawyer, it passed around till it had made finishing work of oversetting what little gravity had been loft among tho members of the bar, by sir Bombastic’s delivery of his most eloquent sentence. A Salutary Thought. —When I was a young man there lived in our neigh borhood a farmer who was usually report ed to be a very liberal man, and uncom monly upright in his dealings. When he had any of the produce of his farm to dispose of, he mado it an invariable rule to give good measure—rather more than would be required of him. Ono of his friends observing him frequently doing so, questioned him as to why ho did it; ho told him ho gave too much, and said it would be to bis disadvantage. Now, dear reader, mark the answer of this excellent man: “God has permitted me but one jour ney through the world, and when I am gone I cannot return to rectify mistakes.’’ Think of this. There is but one jour ney through life. Congressional Qualifications.— “Why don’t you present yourself as a can didate fur Congress ?” asked a lady of her husband, who was confined with the rheu matism. “Why should I, my dear?’’ inquired ho, “I’ve no qualifications for tho sta tion. * “But I think you have,” returned tho wife, “your language and actions are truly parliamentary. When bills are presen ted, you either order them to be laid on the table, or you make a motion to rise ; though often out of order, you aro still supported by the chair; and you often poke your noso into measures which are calculated to destroy the constitution." Cost of Justice.—“ Reply, sir, said a judge to a blunt old Quaker, who was on tho stand, “Do you know what we sit here for ?” “Yea, verily," I do,” said the Quaker; “three of you for four dol lars each day, and the fat one in the mid dle for four thousand a year 1” 8®“ An Illinois Assemblyman, debat ing a question with muob earnestness, moved his chair from its usual placo and forgetting the fact, when he had finished, sat down rather solidly where it ought to have been. Above the roar of laugh ter, his voice was beard exclaiming, “Mr. Speaker, I still have the floor.” Rev. Mark Trafton, of New Bed ford, was robbed of his overcoat by a thief, to whom he addresses, through au adver tisement, the following pertinent sugges tion : “If the person who stole my over coat from my ball ou Sabbath evening, will read tho ‘Methodist Discipline’ which wag in one of the pockets, ho will learn something to bis advantage.” A Damper —At a recent railroad din ner, iu compliment to the legal fraternity, the toast was given: “An honest law yer, the noblest work of God." But an old farmer in the back part of the hall rather spoiled the effect by adding, ju a loud voice, “And about the scarcest.” “How far is it to Taunton I” asked a traveller, who was walking exactly the wrong way to reach that town. “ ’Bout twenty-four thousand miles,” said the lad he asked, “if you go tho way you are go ing now ; about a mile if you turn round.”