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THE iEGIS & INTELLIGENCER.
$1.50 PER ANNUM. FrauklinviUe 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, NOTIONS, CHINA AND GLASS WARE, In fact any and every variety of articles , necessary to a well assorted stock, all of which will be sold at very lowest Cash prices. The Factory being in operation, it affords a fine market for GOVSTCI? for which the highest prices will be paid. The public are invited to call. NEW GOODS! We are now receiving a SPLENDID STOCK of umhii® ®®®§i<* Of all styles and most beautiful patterns, direct from New York, and will be able to sell them as cheap as they can be bought in Baltimore. We only ask a call, to satis fy you of the fact. tju6 TO FARMERS, Blacksmiths and Others. r PHE undersigned, successors to Jackson & Allen, offer to Farmers and others BONE DUST And other Fertilizers, at their Warehouse, mouth of Deer Creek, which they will sell as low as the same can he had in the State. They also buy GRAIN at full rates in Cash. A supply of CO AI., Both Stove Coal and Coal for Blacksmiths, will be kept on hand. To Blacksmiths and others they offer IRON, STEEL, NAILS, Agricultural Implements, &c. At the same place lately occupied by Jack son & Allen. WARFIELD & ALLEN, mb 10 Darlington, Md. FRESH AND SEASONABLE iH I DFIY GOODS, &C. THE undersigned having removed his Store from Perrymansvtlle to Aber deen, lakes this method of informing his friends and the public that he is prepared to furnish Goods of every description, as 1 low as they can be had in the country.— His slock is large and selected with great care, and comprises BIT GOODS. OROCEEIES HARD WARS, BOOTS , 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. iEW Hill. 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 stylo of Up bonnets, up Tor the Spring dt Summer^* To which they invite the attention of the citizens of the town and the sur rounding country. They also desire 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 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 hau wars, 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-Ghace. sep2s WANTED.— -A FARM or tract of LAND, for which Cash will be paid. Address, L. KEMBLE, Box 580, P. 0., Baltimore, Md. dec23-ly A. PRESTON GILBERT, BEL AIR, Md. Office with 11. D. Farnandis, Esq. "LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS TEE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WREN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM." THE ASIS AND INTELUBENGER # 18 PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY BATEMAN & BAKER, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IS ADVANCE, QTHEBWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $5.00; Twelve months, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. No subscription taken for less than a year. ELIJAH’S INTERVIEW. On Horeb’s rock the prophet stood — The Lord before him passed ; A hurricane ia angry mood Swept by him strong and fast; The forest fell before its force, The rocks were shivered in its course, — God was not in the blast; ’Twas but the whirlwind of his breath ; Announcing danger, wreck, and death. It ceased. The air grew mute—a cloud Came, muffling up the sun ; When, through the mountain, deep and loud An earthquake thundered on ; The frighted eagle sprang in air, The wolf ran howling from his lair, — God was not in the sun; ’Twas but the rolling of his car, The trampling of his steeds from far, ’Twas still again, and nature stood And calmed her ruffled frame j When swift from heaven a fiery flood To earth devouring came; Down to the depth the ocean fled ; The sickening sun looked wttu and dead ; Yet God filled not the flame, — ’Twas but the terror of his eye That lightened through the troubled sky. At last a voice all still and small Rose sweetly on the ear, Yet rose so shrill and clear, that all In heaven and earth might hear ; It spoke of peace, it spoke of love, It spoke as angels speak above, — And God himself was there ; For oh ! it was a father’s voice, That bade the trembling world rejoice. Campbell. Ipstdlaiuflits. The Three Wishes. The eastern origin of this tale seems evident; had it been originally composed in a northern land, it is probable that the king would have been represented as de throned by means of bribes obtained from his own treasury. In an eastern country the story teller who invented such a just termination of bis narrative would, most likely, havo*experionced the fate intended for his hero, ns a warning to others how they suggested such treasona ble ideas. Herr Simrook, however, says it is a German tale ; but it may have had its origin in the East for all that. Noth ing ia more difficult indeed than to trace a popular tale to its source ; Cinderella, for example, belongs to nearly all nations; even among the Chinese, a people so dif ferent to all European nations, there is a popular story which reads almost exact ly like it. Here is the tale of the Three Wishes: Thera was once a wise emperor who made a law, that to every stranger who came to his court a fried fish should be served. The servants were directed to take notice, if, when the stranger had eat en the fish to the bone on the one side, be turned it over and began on the other side. If ho did, ho was to be immediate ly seized, and on the third day thereafter ho was to bo put to death But, by a great stretch of imperial olemenoy, the culprit was permitted to utter one wish each day, which the emperor pledged him self to grant, provided it was not to spare hi,- own life. Many had already perished in consequence of this edict, when, ono day, a count and his young son presented themselves at court. The fish was served as usual, and when the count had removed all the fish from one side, ho turned it over, and was about to commence on the other when ho was suddenly seized and thrown into prison, and told of his ap proaching doom. Sorrow-stricken, the count’s young son besought tho emperor to allow him to dio io tig) room of his father; a favor which the monarch was pleased to accord him. The count was accordingly released from prison, and bis son was thrown into a cell instead. As soon as this bad been done, the young man said to bis gaolers—“ You know I have the right to make three demands before I die; go and toll the emperor to send me his daughter, and a priest to marry us.” This first demand was not much to the emperor’s taste, nevertheless he felt bound to keep his word, and he therefore com plied with the request, to which the prin cess had no kind of objection. This oc curred in tho times when kings kept their treasures in a cave, or ia a tower set apart for the purpose, like the Emperor of Mo rocco in these days; and on tho second day of his imprisonment tho young man demanded the king’s treasures. If bis first demand was a bold ono, * the second was not less so; still, an emperor's word is sacred and having made tho promise, he was forced to keep it; and the treasures of gold and silver and jewels were placed at the prisoner’s disposal. On getting possession of them he distributed them BEL AIR. Mt>. FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 5, 1865. profusely among the courtiers, and soon lie had made a host of friends by bis lib erality. Tbe emperor began now to feel exceed ingly uncomfortable. Unable to sleep, ho rose early on the third morning and went, with fear in his heart, to the prison, to hear what tbe third wish was to bo “Now,’’ said he to his prisoner, “tell mo what your third demand is, that it may bo granted at once, and you hung out of hand, for I am tired of your demands.” “Sire,” answered bis prisoner, “I have but one more favor to request of your ma jesty, which, when you have granted, I shall die content. It is merely that you will cause the eyes of those who saw my father turn the fish over to bo put out.” “Very good,’’ replied the emperor, “yotlr demand is but natural, and springs from a’good heart. Lot the chamberlain bo seized,” he continued, turning to his guards. “I, sire!” cried tho chamberlain ;“I did not see anything-r-it was the stew ard.” “Let the steward Le seized then,’’ said the king. But the steward protested with tears in his eyes, that he had not witnessed any thing of what had been reported, and said it was the butler. Tho butler declared that he had seen nothing of the matter, and that it must have been one of tho valets. But they protested that they were utterly ignorant of what had been charged against the count; in short, it turned out that nobody could bo found who had seen the count commit the offence, upon which the princess said : “I appeal to you, my father, as to an other Solomon. If nobody saw the of fence commuted, tbe count cannot be guilty, and my husband is innocent.” The emperor frowned, and forthwith the courtiers began to murmur; then ho smiled, and immediately their visages be came radiant. “Let it bo so,” said his majesty; “let him live, though I have put many a man to death for a lighter offense than his.— But if ho is not hung, he is married. — Justice has been done.*’ Cory O’Lanus on Family Affairs. It is a good thing for a man to pay at tention to his family, Provided he has one. Married men generally have. So have It is the natural consequence of getting married. Families, like everything else, are more expensive than they used to bo. Shoes and clothes cost a sight, now-a-days, and children have mostly good appetites. Mine have. Boys will be boys. They can’t help it. They were born So. It is their destiny to tear their trowsors, and wear out two pairs boots per month; keeping their blessed ma constantly employed like a besieged garrison repairing breeches, and their un fortunate pa paying out currency, under strong conviction that there is nothing like “leather”—to wear out. I tried copper-toed boots on my heir.— The copper wore well, and I have an idea, but I couldn’t find a nactalic shoemaker to carry it out. Mrs. O’L. also became attached to cop per, and thought it would be an improve ment and save sewing if boys’ pantaloons were like ships and tea kettles, copper-bot tomed. Tbe suggestion was A No. 1, but we haven’t tried it yet. Copper so ran in my head at tho time, that OTako called me a copper-head. Mrs. O’L. is a managing woman. She makes trowsers for our son, Alexander Themistoclcs, out of mine, when I’ve done with them. He can get through three pair to my one, ordinarily, and I am obliged to wear out my clothes faster than I used to, to keep him supplied. I once suggested that it might be with in the resources of art and industry to make him a pair out of now material. Mrs. O’L. said positively that it could not bo done. It tJould ruin us. She concluded it was cheaper to cut up a pair I had paid twelve dollars for. I subsequently found upon inquiry that new cloth for the purpose could have been bought for about two dollars. I ventured to tell Mrs. O’L., expecting a triumph of male foresight over female lack of judgment. She gave mo a look of scorn, as she wanted to know if I had asked the price of “trimmings.’’ Trimmings were too much for mo. I have been afraid of trimmings ever since. Trimmings, I suppose, means buttons and things. In addition to clothes, the scion of our bouse runs up other expenses. But what is the expense compared with the joy a father feels, when after a day’s laborious exercise at the office, wrestling with a steel pen, he returns to bis domes- j tic retreat, and is met at the gate by a smiling cherubim, who in tones that go to his fond parent’s heart, and make him forget his troubles, meets him with — “Hollo, pa, give me a penny.” Your hand instinctively goes to the . seat of your affections, your pocket, and , draws forth the coveted coin, which is i promptly invested in molasses-candy. S&T If a man during fifty years chews every day two inches of solid plug tobac co, (and millions do it,) it will amount at the end of that time to nine thousand ■ three hundred and sixty-six feet, or a mile I and a quarter of tobacco, half an inch I thick and two inches broad, and will cost I P 1,500. , y Circumstantial Evidence. A trial for murder took place in tbe reign of Queen Elizabeth. A laboring man was found dead in a field, and close by him was a pitchfork, which was iden tified as belonging to another laborer.— | Tho proper parties in those days imme diately waited upon the laborer, and asked him if he had been in a certain field on a particular day. He said, No. They searched bis house and found a pitchfork belonging to the dead man with stains of blood upon it. Again they asked him if be had been in the field, and again he gave the same answer. They searched further, and found some bloody clothes under his bed. He was put upon his trial. The case went to tbe jury; they could not agree; they came into court, and the judge took great pains to point out to them the indisputable facts, which 1 have no doubt ho thought were sufficient to hang anybody, viz., the finding of the prisoner’s pitchfork by tho side of the dead man, and the discovery of the dead man’s pitchfork in the prisoner's house, as well as the bloody clothes under the bed. The evidence was sufficient for eleven of the jurymen, but the twelfth stood out, and after repeated attempts to force tho jury to an adverse deciSoa, they were dismissed because they could not agree, and the man acquitted in spite of such circumstantial evidence, apparently the most conclusive. Some few years after this trial the judge went the circuit, and dined with the obstinate juryman. He asked him 4ow it was that bo was so obstinate in the case recited. Tbe juryman replied, that if the judge would not tell anybody until after bis death ho would explain to him. This was agreed to, and the juryman con fessed that ho was the murderer. Ho said ho found the man stealing clover in his field ; a scufilc ensued ; he stuck the murdered man’s fork into him, and left him dying. He went on further to say that the accused was returning from work across the same field,.and, seeing the poor man in a dying state, took him up on his knee, untied bis handkerchief, and did i all ho could to ease and relievo him. While performing such a kind act, a thought probably camo across this man’s mind that if anybody should see him they might think he was the murderer. So ho gently put the dying man down, hurried ly left him, by mistake faking up the wrong pitchfork, and leaving his own be hind. When tiro man got home, he ap pears to have thought of his bloody clothes which ho took off and hid them as stated. He finally told tho lie which would have been fatal, had not the actual murderer taken a deal of trouble to get himself on the jury, and thereby to save an innocent man’s life. The Gypsies. Excepting tho Jews, no people have ever shown such tenacity of race as the gypsies. A Hindoo tribe of Aryan race originally, perhaps of nomadic and plun dering habits in their provinces on the Indus, and forced out into Europe and Asia in the early part of tho fifteenth century, they have encamped and settled in almost every country of Europe, with out scarcely ever changing tho puro cur rent of their Hindoo blood. Whether in tho mountain villages of Norway, or on the mountain pusztas of Hungary, or in rural England, or among the wild moun tains of Spain; whether under the burn ing heat of Africa, or on tho plateaus of of Asia, in Egypt, Persia, or India, the gypsy is substantially the same; with a similar physique, with the same language, only dialectically different, and with the same ineradicable habits of tho plundering nomad in him. Sometimes enslaved, al ways scorned, tho victim of legislation through more than 300 years, driven from country to country, incessantly urged by tbe influences of civilization and by the ministers of religion—yet always, in all countries, and for four centuries, the same —a vagrant, a jockey, a cheat, and a heathen and stranger, to each people and country. The civilization, tho science, and the Christianity of the times have done almost nothing for him. A few exceptions to this general character of the race arc found in llussia, where individual gypsies have become wealthy; but in most countries they seldom engage in any pursuit of me chanics or agriculture. Tho only me chanical branch in which they are ever proficient, is tho smith’s; and in Persia, they have become celebrated as workers in gold and silver. While other races become absorbed in the powerful races, or mingle in endless variety with tho fcoples in contact with them, or dio out and pass away, this In dian tribe keeps itself unmingledand pre serves its savage vitality. Such a tenaci ty, both of race and of barbarian habits, seems hardly characteristic of tho Aryan family, and would remind one more of the peculiar traits of the Samites. In many countries they have been supposed to be Egyptians, and their name in English, French, Spanish and Hungarian, points to this belief. Most other nations have given them a name in some way connect ed with that of a Hindoo robber tribe on tho Indus, from whom they aro supposed to be descended. —Races of the Old World, hy G. L. Bruce. - SGf' Smith made an assertion to Jones. Jones replied that it was a confounded lie—koly story. Smith started, and then blandly requested Jones to be kind enough to place his syllables closer together on the next occasion. Houses of the English in India. AV e have hero no bells, no door-locks, no carpets, curtains, chimney-pieces, fire places, no passages or stairs, no house-door, no servants’ hall (though about twenty servants,) no garrets, no gas, no house maids, laundrymaids, dairymaids, etc., etc. I could give you a still longer list of et ceteras ; but lest you should think your correspondent has lapsed into savage life, 1 must proceed to explain how all these arc made up for. Instead of bells, we use our own good voices; and there are so many servants that one is sure to ■ turn up as soon as we call out “Boy 1” a well-known sound in Indian houses. “Boy” corresponds to tho French yarcon, and is very probably answered by a “boy” of threescore and ten. Instead of dodr-locks, there are bolts, and some times only hooks and eyes. As the doors do not shut very close with those, it is convenient for.letting out the musk-fats, as 1 found last night in my room. Our feet aro too hot already, without carpets ; mats do much better. Everything hung on the walls is a refuge for iposquitoes, so curtains arc superfluous, except of course, mosquito curtains, without which we should be eaten up bodily. It would be dreadful to think of a blazing hearth or a warm fireside here ; so grates, chimneys, chimney-pieces, and fire-screens are un known in Bombay. Just look at the plan of the house, and you will see how well one can do without a house-door, remem bering that a veranda runs before the bouse, and there is always a man sitting in it doing nothing, whoso duty it is to announce visitors, instead of passages, the rooms all.open into each other and into tho veranda. This, like many other good houses here, Las no second floor, so there are no stairs. As for housemaids and all sorts of maids, their work is done hy various sorts of men ; it is very well dong too, and not like John, who succeed ed sj ill in milking Tiny, in the old song. A-servants’ hall for servants’ meals, there cannot be, where no two of tbe servants will mess together; they arc of all castes, and live apart, some having their wives on the promises. —Letter from Bombay. The Wandering Jew. Tho legend of the Jew ever wandering 1 and never dying, oven from tbe orufixion ol Josos to tbe present day, spread over many European countries. Tbe accounts, however, as in all fables, do not agree.— One version is this : When Jesus was led to death, oppress ed by the weight of the cross, He wished 1 to rest himself near tbe gate at the house of A hasuerus. This man, however, sprang forth and thrust Him away. Jesus turn ed toward him, saying— “L shall rest, hut thou shah move on till I return.” And from that time he has had no rest, * and is obliged incessantly to wander about. Another version is that given by 1 Mathias Parisienthis, a monk of the thir teenth century: When Jesus was led from the tribunal of Pilatius to death, the doorkeeper, named 1 CartalHious pushed him from behind with his foot, saying— “ Walk on, Jesus, quickly; why dost Thou tarry ?” Jesus looked at him gravely, and said : “I walk on, but thou shall tarry till I come.” And this wan, still alive, wanders from place lo place, in constant dread of the wrath to come. Still a third legend adds that this wan dering Jew falls sick every hundred years, but recovers, and renews his strength; bonce it is, even after so many centuries, he does not look much older than a sep tuagenarian. Thus much for the legends. Not nnc of tbe ancient authors makes oven mention of snob an account. The first who reports such a thing is a monk of the thirteenth century, when, as is known, the world was filled with pious fiction, even to disgust. However, the story has spread far and wide, so that it has become a proverb, “He runs about like a wandering Jew.” Way* Josh Billings, in the Troy News, gives us weekly scintillations of the ripest wisdom. Tho last is in tbs form of ad vice to a young lady as to how she shall receive a proposal:—“You ought tew take it kind, looking down hill, with an ox preshuu about half tickled and half soart. After the pop iz over, if ynre luvver wants tew kiss you, 1 don't think I would say yes or no, but let tho thing kind ov take its own course. Thcro iz one thing I hav alwaz stuck tew, and that iz, give mo long courtships and short engagements.’’ .. i ■ ■ ®ejy* The latest production of American inventive genius is a “moustache spoon,” specially designed to enable moustache goollcmen to cat soup without soiling their hairy honors. This mysterious spoon has a bridge over the centre, which , supports the moustache in its passage over ' the savory flood. The bridge may be permanent or removable, and can be at tached in a few minutes and by any com mon mechanical device. What next ? The Assessor Around.—“ Bob, that is a tine horse you have, what is be worth?” “Throe hundred and fifty dol lars.” “No, not so much as that!”— “Yes, every cent of it ami another fifty on top of it.” “Yes, I’ll swear toil.” “All right.” “What are you so darned inquis itive for ?” “Merely for assessing pur poses ; I am assessor for this ward, and only wanted to know what you valued your nag at.” YOL. IX.—NO. 18. Stewart, the Merchant Millionaire of New York. Ho bag many partners, but they are only partners in profits. He is the sole master of all that is bought and sold.— He knows every article that comes in or goes out of the store. No bundle leaves without a check. He selected a shawl for his wife one day, and neglecting to check it, it could not leave the building. No merchant in New York works so many hours or gives such undivided attention to his business. His rooms arc in his down* •town store. He comes down early, takes bis dinner about five o’clock, returns and remains at bis work till latoat night. He finds bis pleasure in business. He is as difficult to approach as the Grand Lama. Go to the store, and you will bo met at the door by a courteous gentleman, onco an affluent merchant, who kept his own establishment. To your question if Mr. Stewart is in, a response comes, “What is your business ?” “I want to see • Mr. Stewart." “You can’t see him unless I know your business; I must know what you want, sir.” It is private, you say. “Mr. Stewart has no private business.” If your statement is satisfactory, you nrb allowed to pass up stairs. Here you arc met by another bland, but portly gentle* man, once a judge in one of our courts, * now the confidential business agent and companion of Mr. Stewart, to whom he devotes all his time. He subjects ydu to a series of cross-questions as vigorous a* if you were on a stand at court. He keeps you from Stewart if he can. If ho oau’t, when your turn comes, ho ushers you into a little box, 10 by 20, where sits the autocrat of the New York merchants. Ho receives you with a blank countenance and a oold eye. His voice is suppressed, bis face inanimate, and bis air impatient. You burry through your business, and need a strong temptation to induce you to run tho gauntlet again. Good Advicb on Sundry Subjects. —Never out a piece out of a newspaper until you have looked on tho other side, where perhaps you may find something more valuable than that which you first intended to appropriate. Never put salt into your soup before you taato it. I have known gentlemen very much enraged by doing so. Never burn your fingers if you can help it. People burn their fingers every day, when they might have escaped if they had been careful.— Don’t put you feet upon tho tabic. True, the members of Congress do so, but you are not a member of Congress. If you form one of a large mixed company, and a diffident stranger enters tho room and ■> takes a seat among you, say something to him for heaven’s sake, even although it be only, “Fine evening, sir!” Do not let him sit bolt upright, suffering all the apprehensions and agonies of bash* fulness, without any relief. Ask how be has been; tell him you know bis friend, so and so—anything that will do to break the ioy stiffness in which very decent fel lows aro sometimes frozen on their debut before a new circle. An Editor’s Accomplishments.— At a late Printer’s festival in Boston, the following capital toast was given : The Editor The man that is expec ted to know everything, tell all ho knows and guess at the rest; to make known his own character, establish the reputation of his neighbor, and elect all candidates to office; to blow everybody, and reform .the world; to live for the benefit of others, ami the epitaph on hia tombstone, — “Here he lies at last j M in short, he is a locomotive running on the track of pub^ Ho notoriety; his levor is his pen; his boiler is filled with ink ; his tender is his scissors; his driving wheel is public opin ion ; whenever be explodes, it is caused by (he non-payment of subscriptions. A Beautiful Thought.—A writer, whose life has passed bis meridian, thus eloquently discourses upon the speedy flight of time. “ Forty years once seemed a long and weary pilgrimage to make. It now seems but a step; and yet along the way are broken shrines, whore a thousand hopes lie wasted to ashes, footsteps sacred under their drifting dust, green mounds where the grass is fresh with the watering of tears; shadows even which wo would not forgot. We garner tho sunshine of years, and with chastened steps and hopes push on toward evening, whoso signal light will soon be seen swinging where the waters are still and tho storms never beat." Presidential Assassinations.— Two attempts were made upon President Jackson’s person—tho first by an ez-Licu* tenant of tho Navy, Randolph, who pull ed him by the nose, and a second hr a resident of Washington City, but of Eng lish birth, named Lawrence, in 1835, who snapped two pistols at him, while ho was in tho portico of the old eapitol, returning from a Congressional funeral. Lawrence tamed out to be a maniac. Cleanliness.—An old washerwoman would hang her clothes to dry on the rail ings of a church, and after repbated pro hibitions from tbe church wardens, she at last came out with tho following burst of eloquence :—“Lord bless ye, sir, ye would not a go an’ take the bread out of my mouth, would ye 1 ’sides, sir cleanliness comes next to godliness , parson says.” *• Tho laborer who adds bis share to the general wealth, is worth a thousand do-nothings who only consume.