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$1.50 PER ANNUM. 100,000 SHELTER TEHTB 10,000 Wall and other Large Tents. lU,OUO PIECES NEW AND OLD CLOTHING. new.ami old BLANKETS! NEW BLANKETS— Hravy—$5 PEK PAIR. NEW SHIRTS & DRAWERS, „ 1 1 EA V V sorps ••! BROGANS I - *.r • ../** \ r ■ n a At $3 Per Pair! Men’s and Roy’s Jackets, I !jj>2 Each! OLD BLANKETS, Shirts, Drawers, Pants, COATS AND OVERCOATS! A I. S 0 , 100,000 SHELTER TENTS, suita ble for shoe-makers, mechanics and housekeepers for different purposes.— These tents arc in excellent order, being nearlv new. The Wall or larger Tents are also in excellent order, suitable for wagon-covers, awnings, window cloths and many other pn rposes. All persons wishing to purchase any of the above articles are requested to call and examine them. FOR SA2.S3 LOW, Wholesale and Retail. JOSHUA HORNER, Corner Chew and Stirling streets, dec.B Baltimore, Md. r r 3EOES3FK3RU Manufacturer of Tin and isheet Iron Ware, Main street, marly opposite Post office , :w mi, TI'HE subscriber having located in Hel Air, 1 respectfully informs the citizens of Harford county that he will mauutheturo and keep on hand over y variety of TIN WARD AND HOCSEKEEHHG ARTICLES, 9 i Of a superior quality, which ho will sell on reasonable terms ROOFING and SPOUTING attended to, in the best manner ami with despatch. FURNACES and FI lIE-PLACE STOVES put up and repaired at short notice. MILK CANS of superior quality manu fiWttured to order. Give Me a Call I T. KERR, jans Main street, Bel Air. new iiiis. T’HE undersigned have just received a large and well selected stock of Goods suitable for the season. They are con- \ stuntly making up the neatest work, and i the newest and most fashionable style of j to BONNETS, i’or the Pall <& Winter. To which they invite the attention of the citizens of the town and the sur rounding country. They also desire i 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 ami 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 WAVS, Si.-!, r Mi;** T " -‘.Gloves, Hosiery, I ■ ■ diet nr'icles in hi > o-'- .ue liberal patronage here to,on /.cn thefirm, they expect by strict attention to in, ir.ess 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-Ghacr. sep2s RATS MADE TO COME OUT OF THEIR HOLES TO DIE! STONEBRAKER’S Rat, Roach and Mouse EXTERMINATOR! WE invito the attention of the public to the above preparation, as being one of Ibe most effectual preparations ever introduced for the destruction of the above vermin. We war rant it a DEAD SHUT FOR RATS I Try it— only 25 cents a box. iS®~For sale by A. H. GREENFIELD. Ag’t, corner Main street and Port Deposit avenue, Bel Air, Md. sepla-Om NOTICE. Executors and administra tors who have not settled their ac counts according to law, will, at as early a day as possible, with the vouchers, re port to the Register for the settlement of said accounts. All delinquents will he , called to appear before the Court. Bv order of the Orphans’ Court, b. h. Hanson, Register of Wills for Harford county. np7 “LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO THE LAST PLANK WHEN THE NIGHT AND TEMPEST CLOSE AROUND HIM.” m miS AND SH7ELLI3ENCER Ir* PUBLIBHKD I EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY A- W- BAT JSA-A-lSr, AT One Dollar and Fifty Cent* Per Annum, IN ADVANCE, OTII3RWISR TWO DOLLARS WILL BR CHARGED. RATES OF ADVERTISING. Ouo square, (eight lines or less.) three inser tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 eta. One square three months, $3.00; Six months, $5.00; Twelvemonths, SB.OO. Riutiness rartla of a\n Hues vi less, $3 a No subscription taken for less than a year. poetical. WASTED TIME. I Alone in the dark and silent night, With the heavy thought of a vanished year, j When evil deeds come back to sight, And good deeds rise with a welcome cheer; j Alone with the spectres of Ibe past, That come with the old year’s dying chime, There glooms one shadow dark and vast, The shadow of Wasted Time. The chances of happiness cast away, The opportunities never sought, The good resolves that every day Have died in the impotence of thought; The slow advance and the backward step In the rugged path wc have striven to climb ; How they furrow the brow and pale the lip, When we talk with Wasted Time. What are we now ? what had we been Had we hoarded time as the miser’s gold, Striving our meed to win, Through the summer’s heat and the winter’s J cold; Shrinking from nought that the world could do ; ! Fearing nought hut the touch of crime; Laboring, struggling, all seasons through, And knowing no Wasted Time. Who shall recall the vanished years ? Who shall hold back this ebbing tide That leaves us remorse, mid shame, aud tears, | And washes away all tilings beside; Who shall give us the strength o’n now, To leave forever this holiday rhyme. To shake off this sloth from heat aud brow, And battle with Wasted Time? The years that pass come not again, The things that die no life renew ; But e’en from the rust of bis cankering chain A golden truth is glimmering through ; That to him who learns from errors past, And turns away with strength sublime, And makes each year out do the last. There is no Wasted Time. llUstdlinuous, A Roman Hero in the war between Romo and Car thage the Consul Regains was taken cap tive. He was kept a close prisoner for two years, pining and sickening in his loneliness, while in the meantime the war continued, and at last a victory so deci sive was gained by the Romans, that the people of Carthage were discouraged and tesolved to ask terms of peace. They thought no one would ho so readily lis tened to at Rome as llcgulus, and they therefore scut him there With their on l voys, having first made him swear that [ be would come back to his prison if there ’ i should neither ho peace nor an exchange !of prisoners. They little knew how much more a true-hearted Roman cared for his city than for himself—fur his word than J for h s life. Worn and dejected, the captive war j rior canto to the outside of the gates of I I his own city, and there lie paused, refus j iug to color. “1 am no longer a Ro man citizen ho said : “I am but a bar barian’s slave and the senate may not give audience to strangers within the walls.” His wife Mavcio, ran out to greet him with his two sons, but lie did not look up. j aui root ived their caresses as one be-1 Death their notice, as a mere slave, and i he continued in spite of all entreaty, to | , remain outside of the city, and would: i nut even go to the little farm he had lev- j ud so well, 'i be Roman senate as he would not | l come in to them, came out to hold their j ■ meeting in the Campaigns. The ambassadors spoke first. Then Regulus standing up, said, as on; re- I peatiug a task, “C mseript fathers, being i a slave to the Carthaginians, 1 cpmo on the part of my masters to treat with you concerning peace and an exchange of ■ prisoners.” He then turned to go away witli the ambassadors, as a stranger migiil not be present at the deliberations of the senate. His old Iriends pressed him to stay aud give his opinion as a senator who had twice been consul hut he refus al ed to degrade that dignity by claiming it, . i slave us be was. But ui the command • of bis Carthaginian masters he remained, • though no: taking his scat. Then he spoke He told the senators to persevere in war. H>- said that, he I had seen the distress of Carthage, and that a peace would be only to tier advan tage , not to that of Rome, and tl.erelore, ho strongly advised that the war should . continue, i'hen, as to exchange of pris ■ oners, the j|Cariliaginiau generals, who ’ Wore in the hands of the Romans, wore ! . in full health and strength whilst he him | f self was too much broken down to be fit > lor service again, and indeed he believed that his enemy had given a slow poison, and that he could not live long. Thus ho insisted that no exchange of prisoners should he made. It was woud rful cv.u to Ramans to BEL AIR, Ml). FRIDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 2, 1866. j hoar a man pleadiug against himself, ami | their chief priests cimo forward and de j dared that as his oath had been wrested j from him by force, he was nut bound to return to iiis captivity. Mat Regains was too noble to listen to this for a mo i! ment “Have you resolved to dishonor i me ?” he said, “I aiifemut ignorant that i death and the extremes! tortures are pre ’ paring for mo ; but what are tbese to the | name of an iuxamaua action or the wounds | of a guilty mind ? Slave as I am to j Carthage I have still the spirit of a llo [ man. I have sworn t. return. It is my ■' duty to go ; lot the gods take care of the rest.” The Senate decided to follow the ad vice of Regains, though they bitterly re gretted his sacrifice. His wife wept and j entreated in vain that they would detain ! him; they could merely repeat their j permission to him to remain ; but noth j ing could prevail him to break his word, j aud he turned back to the cba’ns and j death he expected as calmly as if be had been returning to his homo. —Books of Golden Deeds. Modern Parisian Wonders. A letter from Paris says : The latest wonders of Paris are the garden on Mont martre and Cliaumont Heights—Bataclan, and the new bazaar. The garden con tains sixty two acres; it is situated on a hill higher than Dorchester Heights, and which has valleys on all four sides, which spread out as far as the eye can reach, and qro variegated with churches, villages, gardens, vineyards and fields, a river which winds tortuously as the braided snake, ant) two great, railways on which, coming or going, trains continuously dash through. So great is tho distance, even the English express train, which rolls j along at tho rate of thirty-six miles an j hour, seems to crawl at a suail’s pace.— j Here lies Paris with her monuments.— j Yonder is the Bois dc Boulogne, and over | it St. Cloud, Surosnes, Mt. Pluerien, Pu i teuux, Sevres, Mendon; further to the | left is Clamart and Montrouge, distin j guished by their immense quarry wheels i which seem gigantic cobwebs against the | sky. Further away still are countless | villages. You may spend days there gaz j ing and feel no more fatigue than you ex j parionce when staring at the horizon line | from the sea shore. Is there a site for a 1 garden in the world comparable to this ? You h.d its cousin once on Dorchester Heights, but private house.- have long since confiscated it, and you have not yet learned the lesson of tearing down houses for r,ho public good. Imagine a gem of a garden situated on Montmarto Hill. It has a lake in whose centre rises a sort of pinnacle of rocks some two hundred feet high, and ono bank of the lake is formed a hill—Pelion piled on Ossa—-one hundred and fifty feet high, and crowned with a canopy in marble of the Sibyl’s temple (whose exquisite pro portions the engraver has made familiar to everybody) which overlooks tho falls of Trivoli near Rome. Bataclan, or, as it is written over tho door, Bat A Clan, is a Chinese pagoda, constructed with scrupu lous fidelity to the models of Chinese art, decorated ioside with figures copied from an albuoi found in the summer Palace at Pekin. It is a Cafe Concert. It was built for a musical and dramatic cafe, but the police struck out tho words “and dra matic,” so it was forced to give only mu sical entertainments. It is at this mo rn ut tho most successful establishment in town. It is not only crowded, but its dors arc besieged by thousands—l do tot ■ exaggerate —who wait until some specta tor vacates his place. There is no charge I for admission at the doors; the price is i paid in increased rates for refreshments, j Tho bazaar is the latest wonder. It ia not yet completed. It. is to cost ono million of dollars, and, like an Oriental bazaar, will contain everything. Tho buyer will I receive a bond for 100 f, if lie buys for so I mud), otherwise he will receive a ticket | for the amount of his purchases, and when | they have in course of time reachnd to | 100 f., they will he exchanged for abend, i Drawings of these bonds will take place | periodically, and tho holder whoso bond’s | number is drawn will be paid lOOf. Thus ’ people may buy gratuitously (pardon the incongruity.) It is fortunate that such a discovery has been made, for life in Par is is growing so expensive that nobody can live hero unless at least two rich uncles or three rich aunts have made him their heir. Will you credit it ? , You may find ■ in our gentlemen’s furnishing shops, shirts at the price of 8500 and 8000.* I wish you would lot me draw on you for u dozeo #|s worth a year. You ought to do so, purely you wouldn’t see a writer on your paper haviug less than a dozen shirts ,-in his chest of drawers. Or, as times arc hard, we will compromise matters by ray accepting one dozen such shirts as an out | (if and giving you quit claim for the fu ture. a* Lady L. Duucau was an heiress, and S r VV. Duucau was her physician duriuga severe illness. One day she told him she had made up her mind to marry, and upon his asking the name of tho fortu nate chosen one, she bade him go home | and open his bible, giving him tho chap j ter and verse, and he would find it out. | He did so, and road what Nathan said . unto David, “Thou art the man.’’ The Germans do not use the word “church-yard” aud “burying-ground” to designate their places of interment. They use the heauiitul and suggestive expres sion, “God’s Acre,” and “Court of I eaco.” I Gen. J. £. B. Stuart. From a sketch of this great cavalry i officer, published in tho Now York News 3 we clip tho following : • He laughed and danced, and made ' merry wherever he went. Ho would r fight all day, and at night—if oiroum -1 stances permitted—ride ten wiles with his ■ banjo-player, and dance with a party of 3 young girls till the “small hours.” If 3 his fatigue had been great he would 3 lean back on a sofa, fall asleep in a mo • ment, aud wake up and dance us gaily as before. A greater faculty for sleeping ! just whon he wanted I never saw. Half the time on marches he slept in the snd ' die, ami his adroitness in not failing was ■ remarkable. With one knee thrown over 1 the pommel of tho saddle, arms folded and 1 chin resting on the breast, he would sleep mile after mile, and as much ro ' freshed apparently as though ho had risen i from a good hod. There was something of the cavalryman . in everything that Stuart did, as in his • personal appearance and habits. It was seldom that ho doffed his high boots even in winter quarters, and he invariably j ! danced .in hi.; spurs. A pair made of! - solid gold aud richly carved were present ■ od to him; but these he only wore upon extraordinary occasions. His sabre was • a French one, slight, slender, pliable and light. This rarely left his side. He pre ferred horses of medium size, rather light —liked mares and would never have stallions. Ills horses “Skylark,” “Star of the East,’’ “Lady Margaret,” “Lily of the Valley,” were all excellent. The equipments were all plain and a good Mc- Clellan saddle without leather covering, curb bit, and single rein—no iiiartiogal; behind the saddle a red blanket rolled iu an oil cloth, and on the pommel a caval ry cape and oil cloth overall. These are trifles, it may bo said, but the world is made up of “trifles.” Tho General's seat in the saddle was not only good—it was perfect. His lig ure was short aud heavy, but in the sad dle he was tho model of a cavalier. He seemed to “grow there ” His person moved with the movements of his horso, so perfectly that horse and rider seemed ono. He was an excellent swordsman, and would have been—nay, often was—a a dangerous man in a ohttrge. A regi ment of men like Stuart, with tho drawn sabre, would go through or over anything. It was certain at least they would dio try ing. ..... -■ ■ Gamino Houses. —An article in the July number of tho Westminister Ite vieto gives some stertling particulars of tho gambling houses of the continent of Europe. The reader is doubtless aware that the German gaming houses in gene ral pay a large sum annually to the prince or duke within whose dominions they happened to bn established, and that they enjoy protection as a return for thus replenishing the purses of the petty sov ereigns. The history of the Hamburg gambling house is surprising. It was , founded in 1810, by two Frenchmen who received permission from tho Landgrave of Hesse Homburg to establish their bouse in his capital. They at first lost their capital, and tho landgrave lent them 150,- i 000 florins to start again. Ho evidently , found it pecuniarily advantageous to have such a hemsa in his small dominions, to aid his very small income. Tho com piny was organized as “A scrip Compa ny for leasing the Pump Room and Min ; eral Springs.” The capital in the compa . ny was originally ono million of florins, more than a million and a half dollars.— - Tho market value of this capital last year i j was ten millions of dollars ! The shares , | were originally five hundred florins each. , I They were reduced to oue hundred florins I each aud every holder of a five hundred flor , | in share received iu exchange for it fifteen I j of tho one hundred florin shares, without I I additional paylneut. Oo these tho annual : | dividends were fifty florins per share, and i i bad been as high as one hundred and lif > | ty. Oue of the Frenchmen who founded . the company is now worth four million s dollars ! All this from a gambling house t iu which, with their eyes wido open to i the enormous profits of the company, • | men pour by hundreds and thousands to i j risk tfieir money on the hazards of the . j tablo. “Breaking the bank” is an old i phrase still at vogue at German watering ; places, but it means nothing. If the bank • closes play tor the night “broken,” it al -1 ways opens tlie next day with ample funds j and always wins ia the season enough to i make its enormous dividends. i There are monomaniacs around the , gambling houses, who are constantly im ■ agtiiiog that they have invented systems i by which they are sure to win. These ; men are among the curiosities produced ; by the existence of the licensed gambling - tables. They regard the hazards of tho - game as susceptible of reduction to sys tematic rule, and arc carried away with lho expectation, steadily renewed as often • as it fails, of “breaking the bank.” i ... ***** 3 fjdlcra’s Webster on a bridge, said I Mrs. Partington, as she handed Ike the ■ dictionary. Study it contcutively and you 3 will gain a great deal of inflammation. • J&virlt is the opiuion of a Western edi tor, that wood goes further wbeu left out of doors, than when well housed. He I says some of his went half a mile. r kferA conscript being told that it was - sweet to die for bis country, tried to ex f cuse himself on the ground that he never did like sweet things. Social Life in Italy. ? A letter from Naples in the Dehats, s speaking of the late great theatrical per formance in-that city for charity, says r s “Of the three urcat tragic actresses who I performed, Madame Riston is considered the mest noble in appearance, Madame ’ Sadowski tho most natural, and Madame f Gazzola the most touching. While these f great artists were acting I could not re- I train from remembering that Kistori and Sadowski are both marohosc by marriage, i and nevertheless (hey still remain on (he stage. I remember, too, that SaWini, the f actor, has recently received the cross with ■ I out any one being for a moment surprised, II and that he is invited, as a member of -j charitable committees, to take his seat in 1 I company with dukos and princes. In 1 i France wo boast of our equality, but the ' | more I travel the more I see that we flat- 1 ! ter ourselves a little on that point. Ail 1 | social distinctions and the classification of 1 ; professions are much more marked in ‘ France than in Italy. 1 For example, in the latter country ac ! tresses hearing titles of nobility are seen j on the stage ; commanders direct cajes I and other public establishments ; a prince > accepts a secondary office; General Pomare, • who ia charged with a province containing 11 7,000,000 souls, breakfasts tranquilly at a I resturant at tho corner of the street, and 1 replies like any cue else to any of the 1 lazzaroni who may ask the hour of ths 5 day ; tho Vicars-General of the Arch- I bishopric bathe in the sea with every one 1 else for seven sous ; no domestic would 1 be surprised at eating at the lower end of * his master’s table ; there is no pretension c among people who aro or who have * been Ministers ; no ono considers himself 1 us superior to tho rest because ho has ( been in office ; them is, in fine, every- 1 whore and in everything h certain remi- I niscenco of Grecian simplicity, sometimes 1 perhaps abused, hut generally delight 1 lul.” Population of the Globe. I There are on the globe about 1,288 millions of souls, of which SG!) millions are of the Caucasian * race, 552 millions are of the Mongol race, ' 190 millions arc of the Ethiopian 1 race, '• 175 millions are of the Malay race. 1 million aro of tho Indo American | race. There arc 8,622 languages spoken, and 1 1,000 different religions. 1 The yearly mortality of the globe is * 318,333,383 persons. This is at the rats | of 91,355 per day, 3,730 per hour, 60 1 per minute. So each pulsation of our heart marks tho decease of some human ‘ creature. 1 The average of human life is 33 1 years. One-fourth of the population dies at or before the age of 7 years—ono half at or ] before 13 years. Among 10,000 persons, one arrives at , the ago of 100 years, one in 500 attains the age of 90, and oue in 100 lives to the 1 age of 60. Married men live longer than single \ ones. In 1,000 persons 65 marry, and more marriages occur in June and De cember than in any other mouths of tho year. One-eighth of the whole population is military. Professions exercise a great influence on longevity. In 1,000 individuals who arrive at (he age of 70 years, 42 are | priests, orators or public speakers, 40 are ■ j agriculturists ; 33 arc workmen, 32 sol ' i diers or military employees, 29 advocates I I or engineers, 27 professors, and doc tors. Those who devote their lives to the prolongation of that of others dio tho soonest. 1 There are 335,000,000 Christians. There are 5,000,000 Israelites. I There are 60,000,000 Asiatic reli ! gions. There are 160,000,000 Mahomcdans. There are 200,000,000 Pagans, In the Christian churches > 170 000,000 profess the Roman Catho -1 lie i 75 000,000 profess tho Greek faith, 1 80 000,000 profess tho Protestant re -1 ligion. 1 b > A Government Inspector land his Part : i ner. A government inspector, visiting a la- J natic asylum, saw tho medical superinten dent and said : “I don’t wish to go over the asylum in 1 tho usual way, but to miuglc with the pa ’ tienta as if 1 were an officer, a surgeon, ’ or even one of themselves. By so doing j I shall bo better enabled to judge of their ' 1 intellectual state, and of their progress iu ’ I the direction of sanity.” J j “With pleasure,” said tho doctor ; “it is Saturday, and we usually have a dance 1 | on Saturday uight. If you go to tho ball- J j room, as wc call it, you will see them dancing and talking without reserve.” j “Would it bo objectionable if I danced ; with them,” asked the official. “Not at all,” was tho reply. Tho official walked into the ball-room, and selecting tho prettiest girl he saw for a partner, was soon keeping up a very an imated conversation with her. In the course of the evening he said to the doc- B lor: “Do you know that girl in the white dress with the blue spots is a very curious i case! I’ve been talking to her, and I cannot for the life and soul of me discov r cr in what direction her mental malady i lies. Ot course, I saw at once she was YOL. X. —NO. 5. mad—saw it in the odd look of her eye*. She kept looking at me so oddly. I asked her if she did not think she was the Queen of Ragland, or whether she had not beeu robbed of a large fortune by the volunteer movement, or jilted by the Prince of Wales, and tried to find oat the cause of her lunacy, but 1 couldn’t; she was too artful.” “Very likely,” answered the doctor; “you sec she is not a patient, she is one of the housemaids, and as sane a* you are.” Meantime, the pretty housemaid went to all her fellow servants and said : “Have you scon tho new patient ? He’s been dancing with me. A fine tall man with beautiful whiskers I but a t mad as a March bare. He asked me if I wasn’t the Queen of England ; if a vol unteer hadn’t robbed me of a large for tune ; and whether the Prince of Wales didn’t want to marry me. He is mad.— Isn’t it a pity? Such a fine young man 1” Mo Innovations 1 A good old Dutchman of our Stale was in the habit of sending bis son “Hans” to the mill every Saturday afternoon with a bag of grain. This was slung across the back of old Raw-bones, a sorrel and sorry looking horse; and in order to make the bag maintain its balance, a large stone was put in one end of the bag, while the grain was pendant in the other. One day Hans had the task of getting the corn ready for mill, and by chance forgetting the stone, as be seized the bag the inclos ed grain parted, and be found the load equally balanced on the back of Raw bones. Turning, he spied the alone, and examining the burden discovered that the load went quite us well without it as with. In joy at his great discovery, Hans yelled at the old man, who was in the corn house— “Fader ! fader come ’ere 1” “Vote you want, Hans ?” said tho old farmer, coming out. “Looks here, fader ! I’ve kot ter corn palanced in ter bag mltout ter sthoue in one ont!” The old gentleman looked at Hans’ strange innovation, and in a voice choked with wrath at the presumption of the youth, said— “Uako tat off! dake it off, an’ but dat sthone in ter pug, like it was pefore ! Your* grandfador went to mill mit a a sthone in ter pag ter balance it, and your old fadder too, an’ now you goes an' sets yourself up as you knows more dan both of 'urn ! I whips you. Hans, dake it off, an’ but der sthone in ter pag!” Hans did as directed, and with a mon strous pebble in one end of the bag, and the graiu in the other, old Rawboncs went on bis journey, and the world moved on. Watt’s Workshop.—A visit to James Watt’s workshop is thus graph ically described by an Edinburg gentle man attending the British Association : “We were admitted into his workroom — a garret at the tup of the house. It ap pears he bad a scolding wife, who didn’t like the messes and noises he made so he was sent up to the attic. This room is exactly as Watt left it. The very ashes are still in the grate ; his little lathe has a bit of unfinished work iu it; tools lie about ; books and drawings are in old drawers, and strewed hero and there. — It is a miserable little place. Only four of us could get in at one time, lu fact, the daughter of the housekeeper who went in with us had to tuck herself up into all manner of shapes to prevent her crinoline sweeping all the letters into the corners. Tho bouse is a very good one, and Watt was rich when he died there ; but it is clear his wife kept him and his little workroom in the background. This room j has only been recently opened. By the will of Watt’s son, it was ordered to !bo left forever as the old man bae left lit when he last went out at its door. It : was not looked into far more than thirty I years.” ***** : — . t&~A fellow went some time since in to the store of a fashionable dressmaker. “Have you any skirts he asked with a serious emphasis. “Plenty of them.”— “What is the price per cord ?” said the ohap. “A cord !” replied the woman, in astonishment. Yes about a cord. Up in our diggins, the petticoats has gin out. I sec you advertised corded skirts, and 1 thought while my hand was in, I would take what you had corded up.” The wo man looked reflective. fi®“During the last illnese of Dr. Cibrao, a celebrated French physician, he was at tacked with delirium, on recovering from which he felt bis own pulse mistaking himself for one of his patients. “Why was I not called before?” he said. “It’s too late ; has the gentleman been bled ?” bis attendant answered in the negative. “Then he is a dead man,” answered Cibruc ; “he will uot live six hours and his prediction was verified. 0- “1 remember,” said Sydney Smith “entering a room with glass all around it at the French embassy, and saw myself re flected on every side. I took it for a meeting of the clergy, and was delighted of course^ 5 Thomas Jefferson, when Minister to Fiance, being presented at Court, some eminent functionary remarked, “You re place Dr. Frankliu, sir.” “1 succeed Dr. Franklin,” was Mr. Jefferson’s prompt ‘ reply ; “no man can replace him.”