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$1.50 TER ANNUM. REPORT OF TUS GRAND JURY, ON THE Condition of the Alms Honse and Jail. NOVEMBER TERM, 1865. To the Honorable JOHN H. PRICE , Jwli/e of the Circuit Court for Harford connly. t We, the Grand Inquest, respectfully re port —that we made the customary visit to the Alms Mouse and Jail. We found in the Alms House twenty three prisons eleven males and twelve I il.il'U some Tom - of whom are not in lucti' rigul mind. They were all as com fortable as the inefficient buildings and necessaries provided by the County would permit. One building needs roofing, and some 1 other repairs are very much wanted be-’ fore winter sets in. We would recommend —as has been j done by former Grand turies—the sale of I all the land lying North of the road, about j two hundred and twenty-live acres, as that is of very little benefit in supporting the institution. Twenty-five acres on the South side of the road appeals lobe prop erly cultivated. The Overseer, Mr. McComas, said he has made, the past year, about one hun dred and nine bushels of wheat, one hun dred and seventy barrels of corn, and two hundred and twenty bushels of oats. — Those of us who knew the condition of the institution when Mr. McComas came, say that he has been a good and faithful overseer. We found in the jail twelve prisoners —seven white men, four negro men, and one negro woman. For larceny, six; for arson, one ; for assault and battery, one; for enticing away apprentices, one; for safe-keeping, one , insane, two. Wc would bear testimony to what has been expressed, that Mr. Amos, our re tiring Sheriff, has performed the duties of his office with kindness to the unfortunate, with merry to the depraved and with jus tire to the county. Respectlully submitted. Obediently yours, VV. F. HAYLESS, Foreman of Grand Jury. Bel Air, Nov. 25th, 1865. Thomas Guilfoy & Bro. Manufacturers of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, .Main tired, nearly opposite Post office, sm isris, at;n. fPIIE subscribers having located iu Bel Air, | respectfully inform the citizens of Warlord county that they will manufacture and keep on hand every variety of TIN WARE AND HOUSEKEEPING ARTICLES, Of a superior quality, which they will sell on reasonable terms ROOFING and SPOUTING attended to, in the best manner and with despatch. par FURNACES and FIRE-PLACE STOVES put up and repaired a< short notice. peSf MILK CANS of superior quality manu factured to order. Give Us a Call I THOS. GUILFOY 8t BRO., sepl-4m Main street, Bel Air ill SMBS. rPHE undersigned have just received a * large and well selected stock of Goods auitable for the season. They arc con stantly making up the neatest work, and ( the newest and most fashionable style of I ■p BONNETS, £$ For the Fall & Winter, 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 l -lends. i “ii they want something of ex i It ;,..d finish, as they are aware that tun undersigned can and will take pleasure in putting np work of that description. In addition to all styles of Bonnets, they keep constantly on hand a variety of LADIES’ AND GENTLEMEN’S smile WABB, Such ns Ribbons, Laces, Gloves, Hosiery, Suspenders, and many other articles in the Notion line. Thankful for the liberal patronage here tofore'given thelirm, 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-Gkace. sep2s ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, That the sub scriber has obtained from the Register of Wills of Harford county, Md., Letters of A dmin tration on the personal estate of JOHN L. WEBSTER, late of Harford County, dee’d. All persons hav ing claims against said deceased are hereby noti Hod to exhibit the same, with the legal vouchers thereof, on or before the 29M day of November, 1866, or they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. All persons indebted to said estate are request ed to make immediate payment. Given under my hand and seal this 29tb day of November, 1865. JAMES E. CHESNEY. dec) Adminiftt-ralor. “LKT US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” THE AOIS AND INTELLIGENCER IS PUBLISHED i EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, v I-A- W. DBA-TEIMIAJISr, AT I One Hollar and Fifty Cents Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE TWO DOLLARS WILL BE CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (eight lines or less,) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 els. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $5.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 ft year. No subscription taken for less than a year. |)flctical. TENDER AND TRUE. Tender and mtc, You kept faiih with me, I As I kept faith with yon ; Though over us both Since we plighted troth Long years have rolled ; But our love could hold Though trouble and trials manifold, My darling, tender and true. Tender and true, In your eyes I gazed, And my heart wassafe, I knew ; Your trusting smile Was pure of guile, And 1 read, in sooth, On your brow’s fair youth, The earnest of loyal trust and truth, My darling, tender and true. Tender and true, All my own at last ! My blessing for all life through ; For death as life My cwn loved wife— Mine —mine at last, And the future all happiness, safe and fast, Mb darling, tender true. IPisffllaiuints. From the Galveston ( Texas) News. The True Status of the South. Are we not ir danger of misunders’and iogand misrepresenting ourselves as to our opinion uttd relations to our government and to our late enemies ? By some we are represented ns admitting that the war was a great crime—that the southern people are, by consequence, great crimi nals, and that now, heartily repenting of their manifold offences toward the govern ment, they ask forgiveness and restora tion to their former status, on the ground simply of repentance and reformation By some, they are represented as submit ting under protest—as still cherishing the spirit of opposition to the government as still breathing threatenings and defi ance against it and as still resolved to op pose and defy it, by some other than a bel ligerent programme. These representations are both ultra and untrue us well as unjust. The first degrades us—brings us down to the low est level of ignominy. If implies that the war was inaugurated without rational cause and against principle—aud that ei ther from ignorance nr a spirit of iniqui ty, millions of the most enlightened peo- j pie on the globe, for four years, waged, with uncompromising energy, a gigantic conflict that consumed all their substance and compelled the sacrifice of unnumber ed thousands of their best and bravest sons. The other representation degrades us, also, because it charges us with inaiuceri- I ty an i duplicity—the opposites of candor j and frankness which hive always been allowed as characteristics of the southern people. Why may not the truth be known and published ? The southern people would be false to themselves and to all the groat principles which have shaped their opin ions and animated their heroism in the late terrible contest, if they desire their character and sentiments so to bo in the least, distorted, or shaded also as to obscure their true lineaments. The government aud those in authority over us, by knowing us truly as we are, will not only respect us the more iu our condition of disaster and misfortune; but will more promptly and effectively restore our political rights and reinvest us with our lost political powers Whether ap plied to nations, communities or to indi viduals, it is, aud will forever be, true, that sincerity atAi good faith, in the wid est sense of which they are capable, are inflexibly necessary to establish and main tain useful or unpleasant relations. This law is ordained by the Deity, and applies alike to all beings aud conditions.— Truth constitutes one of the organic ele ments of the Divine Being. It enters as an essentia! constituent into all the “works that He has wrought.” In defining the true status and opin ions ol the southern people, it must be admitted that the most accurate and com prehensive statement will not apply to many individuals and to considerable classes among us. There are some, who have always opposed, with conscientious ness, secession and ail that was attempted in its name. There arc some, who never had a well defined or clearly formed opin ion as to secession or any other polilical question ; and who followed their leaders because of their faith in them or to be with the multitude. Tbcro are seme, and nut a few, who were outspoken secession- BEL AIR, MD. FRIDAY MORNING. DECEMBER 15, 1865. isis—who would uot tolerate descent from, or even discussion of that question—and who were zealous to imprison, to hang or to exile all‘‘Union men”—but now deny all their own antecedents—are the most “blatant” Unionists in the South—and who affectionately “kiss the rod that smote them,” and pretend to shed tears of joy at the sight of the “old flag’’ waving over us. But these classes are exceptions from tho great mass of the people. It is cer tainly true that tho vast majority of ouS people were indoctrinated with the princi ples of secession and animated by the spir it of revolution. These principles and this spirit had been of slow but vigorous growth. They may bo found in the discussion which accompanied and followed the adoption of the Federal Constitution, and ever since through thd press and in all the modes of discussion and debates known to our country, the people have been instruc ted, enlightened and agilatid in regard to them. No people were ever as well in formed as ours, as to..the theory and pow ers of their Government and their own rights and privileges under it. It is but just and truthful, therefore, io j say that the southern people engaged in the war, believing, intellectually and mor ally, that their cause was just; aud jus bod all that was to be done aud suffered in its support. Such unanimity of senti ment —such energy of spiyit and action— and such cheerful surrender of life and property, could only be born of earnest conviction and be maintained by tho in spiration of conscientiousness. After four years of incomparable valor and fortitude —of matchless skill and gallantry in fight ing—of suffering aud sorrow that darken ed every home in the land—was our army surrendered am] our pause lost because the army and people changed their views and convictions upon tho issues which led to the war ? Until the last gun was fired and “tho bugles sang truce,” the opinion and conviction of the southern people as to the justice of their cause and the correct, ness of their political principles continued unchanged. They are unchanged still They will probably continue unchanged for ages to come. Our surrender involves no confession of error—no concession of opinion—no change of our political ereed It was a surrender to numbers vastly greater than our own. It was a surren der to resources that seemed exhaustless —to power, that seemed illimitable.— When it became evident that wc were overmatched iu numbers, resources and ! power, the South, in a noble spirit, gave up the struggle and refused to protract a contest in which glory might be won at j the expense of life, suffering and treasure, but without accomplishing the objects for which the war was commenced. In this act there was manifested more true great ness than in all her splendid victories. Having abandoned the struggle as hope less, she now, with equal nobleness and candor of spirit, propo.-os to return to the Union, because, of all that can bo consid ered practicable, it is the Government of her choice. Tho Confederacy having passed into history, our people have aban doned all hopes of ever recalling it, aud, iu good faith, pledge themselves “to pro tect, defend and support the Constitution of the United States.” Secession and all the issues which grew out of it, have coased to bo matters of discussion or of action ; but not of such theory or opinion ! as may bo consistent with the most per-' feet loyalty and fealty to our Government. We submit implicitly to its laws. We will defend it against the “world iu arms.’’ With this the Government will bo satisfied. It can require nothing more. The status o! tho people of the South may be understood aud defined thus : They have abandoned all opposition in any form, now and forever, to tho Übited States, and are willing to adopt it as their Government, and to yield to it perfect al legiance and obedience. But they do not, therefore, surrender their opinions ns to the principles against which tho war was initiated and waged, or their convictions that their cause was not unjust in itself, or that it was not dishonestly inaugurated. They feel that they now do right in re turning to the Union, without admitting that they did wrong in leaving it. The war has made a construction against se cession to which they are perfectly willing to submit. They are glad that the mat ter is settled, even though tho decision went against them. And, in endeavoring to maintain reserved right and prevent consolidation, leaving secession out of view as absolute, they fiud a sufficient consistency to secure tho consciousness of their political identity. Having submitted, it is our paramount duty to bo faithful to the Constitution and laws. No citizen is exempt from the al most sacred duty of qualifying himself to vote and to perform all other aotsof citizen ship. Nor, in doing so, need he regard himself us merely adopting a dreaded or unpleasant alternative. This will not be true in one instance out of uiauy. For the people of the South love the Union, now as they always loved it. They did not leave it because their affection for it had ceas ed, but bi cause they thought it was wrongly and wrongfully administered. Iu coming back to it their old love for it is refreshed by the hope that it will hereafter be prop erly directed. Not one of the issues on which the southern people differ from many of the northern, is an issue against the Union itself. All of them are differ ences of construction. They go hack, therefore, not with the reluctance which many seem to attribute to them ; but with pleasure, so far ns the Union and Oonsti- , tution are concerned, and with hope, so 1 far as the future administration may be r involved. And this hope is greatly eo f larged by the noble and wise course of t President Johnson, and by the truly j magnanimous and fraternal sentiments 3 expressed on tho subject of tho war, since i its close, by so many of the northern peo r plo. These facts do more than inspire i the hope—they awaken the faith that the - Union wili hereafter bo all that was inten ded by the fathers, and that was desired ■ by their children. t t < Romance of a Medium—the Love Life if Dr. E. K Kane. 1 The literature of love is entitled to the - best place on all the shelves. Love is the gulden theme of every language—the only ! ono to whose charm there is no exception— * that enchains the thought and delights the fancy of all ages, classes and conditions of ' mou and women. The love stories of real ■ life are those that have the deepest inter est. However exquisitely the poet or nov-! elist may mould his fiction—with what ever force or nicety of delineation be may ' depict bis persons and tell us the secret of their souls—he can never give to fio ’ tion that height of interest cr power that ' [ every story has the moment we know that its events aud persons are real. It is this faith in their reality that has perhaps brought down through so many ages and still keeps alive some of tho oldest love stories of the human race. It is certain ly this that has given vitality to the loves of Abelard and Heloisu. Who does not road the love history of Sir Temple, or the story of Horace Walpole and Miss Berry, with more interest than they can any mere invention. Another history not unlike to these is disclosed in a volume of love letters pub lished by Carleton, of which it is said, fifty thousand coppies are already called for. This story resembles in various re spects all the stories alluded to—that of Abelard, or Walpole, or Swift for his Stella and of the Chevalier Wykoff for Miss Gamble. It draws the curtain and lays before tho eye of the world a peculiar i chapter in the life of a distinguished mau and a singular family history. There is the usual romamio perversity of passion at the very outset of the history. The persons were Dr. E. K. Kane, of the United States Navy, whose Arctic disoveries have a world-wide fame, and Miss Mar garet Fox, well known as one of the orig inal Rochester rappers or “mediums” of spiritual communication. Ono day—to begin at the beginning— i the Doctor went to one of the seances of the rappers iu Philadelphia. “There (to use his own words) he saw a little priest ess, cunning in tho mysteries of her tem ple, and weak in everything but the pow er with which she played her part. A sentiment almost of pity stole over his worldly heart as he saw through the dis guise. Can it be that one so young, so beautiful, so passionate and yet so kind hearted, can be destined for such a life '( These were his thoughts. Thereupon be went to work and did all that true kind ness could do to get her confidence,'’ and in doing this he lost bis heart, and fell ir retrievably in love. The Doctor is said to have declared that ho determined to make the young i lady his wife. Ho told her plainly that | “it was no life for her” to be there—so constantly iu tho public gaze. He was thereafter at the seances over day, and every day his interest in the sensitive me-1 dium grew stronger. His attentions of various kinds were constant, and Lis desire was always that I Margaret should relinquish her life as a medium because “she was fitted for belter things.” In all this wo see a true and noble nature. Dr. Kane became an avow ed lover of Margaret, and the constant ibeino of his letters to her is “how muili j I wish that you would quit this lifo of dreary sameness and suspected deceit.’’— He was in constant torture through his sensitive, delicate tenderness for her. “It | was such a pity—it was so repulsive, so abhorrent tu refinement to be exposed to such associations.” Finally the Fox fam ly gave way to importunities of the lover, but apparently uot until bo and Margaret were betrothed. Then she was sent to a school of bis choosing, and to reside with a family of his relatives. He went on his Arctic voyage, aud they were to be married on his return aud make a wedding trip to Italy. How many Arctic days , were gilded by the thoughts of his Italian jou'-nry 1 But all this time Dr. Kane’s attach ment for Miss Fox seems to have been a secret to his immediate family. He wrote to her“ There is bur one life iu this world, and that of self approval j" and yet he was a slave to tho approval of others. H had felt keenly all that was at least refined in her po-ition, but his love enabled him to bear what he know others without that lender reason, would sneer at. But though the engagement was par tially u secret Dr. Kane corresponded with Miss Fox constantly through a con fidential friend, and this person regarded her as the Doctor’s affianced wife. The story of his engagement crept into the pa pers and wounded the pride of the Doc tor’s relatives. Ho had not therefore miscalculated its effect upon them when he judged it host to keep the engagement a secret. Dr. Kane was absent from May, 1853, til! October, 1855. His vessel came up New York bay, and Margaret was in the city at tho time. She heard tho cannons that greeted bis arrival, and iu a fever of impatience she waited for him tooometo 'j her. All that day, that evening, ell night i and the next day she waited in vain Then he sent word that he would come soon. There was “great trouble in bis family” over this match. Ho was beset on all sides by remonstrances, and so on. Mil messenger asked also, it is said, for the loiters that bad been written by the Doctor. On the third day the Doctor came, and Miss Fox now refused tu see him ; but relented upon earnest entreaty, and tho lovers mot once more. But the marriage was to be “postponed’’—they 1 were to meet “as sister and brother.’’— So much the lover yielded to tbo pride of his family. At this point the story becomes some what painful. Wo see the misery of tho two lovers os they are victimized to the shallow conventional pride of ambitious relatives. Tho Doctor's own thoughts appear in this scrap of ono of his let ters : “Onec upon a time there were certain crystal vases in fairy land kept bright bv tho hands of little spirits. When bur nished they shone like tbo stars of heaven. You would suppose that each of the fairy crystals contained some pure and beauti ful object, such os young flowers kissed by dew drops, or golden fruit just ripened on the bough. But this was not tho case. In the centre of each vase, surrounded by mould and rust aud mildew, was a loath some toad.” Thus the lover showed, however bril liant and splendid his life was, ho did not feel all right at heart. But despite the broken engagement the Doctor could not separate himself from bis fair,one, until the prudence of Miss Fox’s friend* re quired that she should not be visited by a mini whoso friends thought her unfit to bo ids wife. Then came another engage ment with a ring that bad been found in the Arctic regions, and as a sequel to this the informal marriage of Doctor Kane and Margaret, Fox, comprised in his dec laration made puposely before witnesses, “Maggie is my wife aud I am her hus band ; wherever wo are she is mine and I am hers”—a marriage that the Doctor himself considered so real and valid that he subsequently wrote to the lady as “ray wife.” These letters arc deeply interesting iu themselves as the love letters of a distin guished man ; but since they are so evi dently private, the question will natural ly be asked, why are they now published '( The answer is to vindicate the fair name equally of Dr. Kano and Mrs. Kane ; to prove to tho world that Mrs. Kane was not au artful intriguer, entrapping a dis tinguished man, and also that Dr. Kano roaly regarded her as bis wife. This has, apparently, been made necessary by the course of Dr. Kane’* family. Fol lowing out their former objections to Miss Fus, they have giyen to Mrs. Kane only a partial recognition. Dr. Kane left money in trust for tho support of his wife, and otherwise left ample means ; but it is said in the preface to the letters, that his relatives have succeeded io with holding from his wife even tho sum left for her support, and have otherwise brought her character in question. His letters are now given, therefore, to let all know the real state of the case. Morality of Confederate Soldiers. In all the cases we have knowu to come before the committing magistrate of the parish, since the surrender of the Confed ; erate armies, wo have not beard of a single soldif r of those armies being arraigned for anything that would disgrace a gentleman. Occasionally one may be brought up for some slight indiscretion, but even that is very rare. This fact upsets all pro-con ceived ideas in regard to the effect of camp lifo upon men, or, at least, the Southern army has proved a remarkable exception to the hypothesis that military life is in jurious to individual morals. We know several instances, ourselves, of young men, who, when they onterod the army, were inclined much to dissipation and reckless behavior have returned models of sobriety, industry, and economy ; and so universal has been the good conduct of returned soldiers, that, iu bis charge to the Grand Jury, Monday, Judge Abel considered it his duty to compliment that class of popu lation upon their orderly and exemplary behavior. —New Orleans Crescent. Military Teleoaphs.—One of the nmol features of the war just brought to a close has been the use of the tele graph for military purposes. At the com inencemeut of the fiscal year, in July 1863, there were in operation 6,500 miles of military telegraph, of which 76 miles were submarine ; of this 3,000 miles, in cluding 33 miles of submarine telegraph, had been constructed since the war broke out. During tho year commencing July 1, 1863, tho expenses of the military tele graph were about #600,000, of which #400,000 were abs rbed by the wages of operators and incidental expenses ; the re maining $200,000 were expended in the purchase of material. 1,200,000 tele graphic messages were transmitted during the year, at an average cost of thirty cents. An Automaton Duck.—The celebra ted mechanical duck of Voaeanson is now being exhibited in the Rue de Paris, at Havre, in a small museum which lakes its name from that illustrious mechanician. The bird, standing on a sort of box, shakes its wings, oats, drinks, and imitates na ture so accurately that the other day a dog flew at it without, however, doing any mischief. VOL. IX.—NO. 60. >t Butler’s Epitaph. General Butler Id bis speech at Lowell, 0 said : “He desired to have it inserted on 8 his tombstone, in that little enclosure !t where his remains would one day lie, '■ ‘Hero lies the General who saved tbe lives r of his soldiers at Big Bethel and Fort 0 Fisher.’ ” In view of the iniquities of bis r life, and the little sign of repentance Be 0 manifests, wo would suggest that a much > more appropriate epitaph would be— “ Lie still if you're wise ; You'll be damned if you rise.’’ f The base wickedness of this man seems only surpassed by his effrontery. After . having run a career which, for brutality } it has displayed, has earned for kirn tbe . appellation of “The Beast”—an appella s tion that will cling to him, like the poi* 1 soned shirt of Nesses did to Hercules. In . the fate of this mao we recognize how great crimes prepare and inflict for them , selves Heaven’s just revenges. Again we r Bee the handwriting on the walls of tyran . ny, and hear the footsteps of the avenger. , Heaven defiant as bis crimes have been, , the Nemesis of retribution has at last , reached him, and bis fate will add one , more to the list of names in tbe world’s , history “to point a moral.’’ He may riot in bis ill gotten wealth j but remorse will gnaw at his heart, and the contempt of all honorable men will follow him, point “scorn’s slowfcun moving finger” at tbe wretch who owes his wealth to rapacity, i and whose military career has been mark ed by acts that would have made Hvder ; AH blush. 3 Crop Statistics for 1865. The Agricultural Department at i ingtou furnishes tho following summary of the crops of tho “loyal” States for i 1865, compared with 1864 : ' , >865. 1884. ' Wheat, bushels 148,532,829 160,696,828 • p^ c ’ “ >9,543,906 19,872,976 £“rley, “ 11,391,286 10,632 178 . ‘ 226,252,295 176,690,064 £ or P> . “ 704,427,853 630,581,403 Buckwheat, 18,831,018 18,7001640 ■ Potatoes, “ 101,032,095 96,256,888 ► £ otal bushels 1,228,601,282 1,013,429,871 Hay tons. 23,538,740 18,116 761 Tobacco, pounds 186,316,953 197,488,229 The wheat crop of 1866 is very defi cient in quality. The August report es timated tbe deficiency in quantity at 26,- , 241,698 bushels. Tbe abovo table places , tbe decrease in quantity alone at 12,172,- , 644 bushels. The quality of the corn , cro P noVo r was surpassed. That of tho other crops is believed to be au average. Tho number of bushels iu 1865 exceeded , those of 1864, by 215,081,411. ■ i ■ _ Going to tbk Doctor.—Mr. Henry i East, the author, records the interesting , case of a dog named “Dash,” which had . its leg broken, by being run over, and was taken to a surgeon, to have it set.— I borne time after, when tho leg was healed, , “Dash” met with one of his friends, who was suffering from a similar accident. He immediately trotted off with him to the bouse of tbe surgeon where he had i himself obtained relief, and barked and 1 howled for admission. As soon as tbe door whs opeoed, “Dash” rnshed into the surgery, and, as well as he could, ex plained hif errand. Tho kind surgeon sot lame dog's leg, after which the two tour-legged friends left tbe bouse, ex -1 pressing their gratitude most uumistakea bly, by the wagging of their tails ; Dash \ bounding about with delight. A Lucid Explanation.—An En ! gHshman travelling iu tho south of Ire land, overtook a peasant travelling (be , same way. “Who lives in that house on the top of the bill, Pat ?” said tbe trav i o ll or - “One Mr. Cassidy, sir,’’ replied Pat; “but he’s dead, rest hie soul!” “How long has he been dead ?” asked the gentleman. “Well, your honor, if he’d i lived till next mouth, he’d be dead just , twelvemonths.” “Of what did he die f” “Troth, sir, ho died of a Tuesday.” I correspondent of the Lewistown Journal says he overheard tbe following > conversation between two small urchins : - —Says one, “Ain’t you got no grand ■ mother ?” “No.’’ “I toll yer,” respon ded, (he first, “they’re tiptop. Let yer do as yer please ; give yer as much good 1 stuff as yer oan eat and tbe more you saree > them the better they like it.” I®*A clergyman called on a poor par ishoner, whom he found bitterly lament i ing tbe loss of au only son—a boy about i five years of age. In the hope of consoling ■ the afflicted woman, he remarked to her , that “one so young could not have com mitted any very grievous sin ; and that n doubt the child was gone to heaven.”— “Ah, sir,” said the simple hearted oret ture, “but Tommy was so shy, and they arc all strangers there !” What It Costs to Kill Indians.— On Wednesday a singular official docu ment was received at the Indian burean. It is a tabular analysis of tbe cost per head to the Government “of killing Indi ans and squaws.” On the Western plain* the average cost of killing an Indian ha* been about $600,000, whilst for a squaw tho oost is nearly $2,000,000. An old author quaintly remarked : “Avoid argument with ladies. In (pin ning yarn among silks and satins, a man is sure to bo worsted and twisted. And when man is worsted and twisted, he may consider himself wound up."