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Filon BAL'TIMOBE. The Troubles About the Baltimore Police Commissioners. The Baltimore American of Monday The loyal heart of this i.ity boen d cc plv stirred by the attempt of Gov. Swann —instigated by "southern sympa thiters" —to violate, for political purpo ses, the plain letter and spirit of the jaw's of the State. This is manifented in ;he quiet and earnest manner in which tho loyal people discuss this all-absorbing question, and in the unanimous determin ation expressed to demand and enforce a strict observance of the law in any ac ,i0 p which the Governor may take in the premises. During the session of the Police Hoard yesterday it was rumored that they were called upou by Columbus O'Dounell and Benjamin Deford, Esquires, who gave (he substance of an interview they had with Governor Swann on Saturday eve ning, they having presented him a letter signed by some ot the directors ol the First National Hank, of which he is President, together with the signntures of a number of leading and influential citizens, urging him to desist in his ru. inored purpose of removing tho 1 olicc Board. They reported the Govornor to have declare 1 that he had no intention to proceed hastily in the matter, and that bo bad discovered some of the charges made against the Hoard to be misrepre sentations of fact. He was assured by these gentlemen that the charge made against them of having failed, in nccor> dance with law, to provide a bos for re- jeoted ballots, was unfounded, such a box having been furnished to the judges of each precinct, and that the ju ices con ducted the election stri.-tly in accordance with the instructions of Attorney Ccn eral llandall, recognizing no one as a vo ter at tho municipal election whose name was not found upon the registry of last Tho Governor in also understood to have intimated to these gentlemen that ilie character of tho men who had this witter in hand, as indieaf~d by tl.c rc maiks of their spokesman on tho occa tsion of presenting the memorial and affi davits, was not such as ho had expected. That his remarks in reply to Mr. Herring were intended by him to discourage those engaged in it, anil his subsequent sum mons of the Commissioners was intended fur a calm and impartial investigation ol the charges The Governor, however, is said to have intimated tl,at there was one branch of tho complaint made that was reasonable, nnd that is, that the Judges <;f Election were composed of geotljmcn altogether of one political party. He thought the Hoard ought to remedy that objcctjou by appointing one judge and one clerk to each precinct from the Conservative par ty, which would, probably, harmonize the difficulty. This matter, although not in the form of a proposition from the Gov ernor, was under consideration yesterday, having been presented by Messrs: Deford mid O'Donncll as one of the points of their conversation with tho Governor. We have heard indirectly that Messrs. O'Donnell and Dcford were authorized by the Board to inform the Governor, in reply to thi# proposition, that the judges bad already been appointed, but that in case of any resignations or vacancies oc curring, they woubFuppoint loyal Swann- Johnson men to fill them, both as judges and clerics, if any such could be found willing to serve- The Board of Police Commissioners were in consultation during the mqrning with their special counsel, Messrs. Thos. Alexander, Archibald Sterling, Jr., and Henry Stockoridge, Ksquires. It is ru mored that a communication was made to them by General Columbus O'Donncll and Benjumin Deford, Esq., in which there was an intimation that tha matter might bo settled by a compromise, based on a conversation tKey had with the Gov ernor on Saturday everuing. This not comiue direct from the Governor, was of course not considered, the only question 'for their consideration being the sum mons of the Commissioners to appear be fore the Govornor this morning at the •Executive Chamber, at Annapolis, at ten • o'clock. t We have no official information as to /jie course to be pursued by the Ronrd. but it was rumored last night that they had resolved not to appear iu person, in answer to tj>e summons of the Governor) :W that thou counsel will proceed to Anuapolis this morning, and enter a for mal protest in writing against the juris diction of 1119 Governor in the matter. — That they will dpuy his right to reaicve them on the charges made, or to investi gate those ohpries with the view to (IK, s, • - > - - .w*. > >*: Z«* T Z. . .t ,, * ~L ■"">*"+ *ma - AMERICAN CITIZEN. Removal, further than to b/ise proceedings before a competent legal tribunal for their trial for any alleged misdemeanor that may be brought against them. If this version of the course resolved upon by the is correct, a direct conflict of authority arises between the Govornor and the Hoard, and the Gover nor will probably proceed with the inves tigation in their absence. Whether the counsel of tho Hoard will take any further part in the matter we are not informed. The committee who presented the memorial lor tlie removal of the Hoard, headed by George W. Ilerving, it is an - nouneed, are also summoned to appear before the Governor at the Kxecutive Chamber this looming. There will, therefore, doubtless be a lan;o attendance at Annapolis to-day of the friends and opponents of the Hoard. It is understood that about one hund red and twenty affidavits have boen laid before Jiis Excellency, probably R half dozen of which contain vaguo charges oi rather a personal character against the Police Commissioners. These have boen taken before several magistrates, who, doubtless, are expecting a reappointment in view of their valuablo services in this connection, many of tho documents bear ing palpable evidence of having been en tirely drawn up by these irreproachable officials. The bulk of the affidavits, it is understood, embraces charges against tho judgos ol" the recent election, because of their having acted upon tde interpreta tion given to tho law by the highest law (fficer of the State, at the request of Govornor Swann Many of these recon structed "southern sympathizers" seem highly indignant at what they term a dis regard of their "Nearest rights," after some of them have perjured themselves in order to secure its er.oiciso for the purpose of rewarding traitors and their allies. Tho " Hoys iu Hlijp"and the members of the several Union Leagues were busi ly engaged in canvassing tho city on Sat urday, and enrolling tho names of such of our loyal citizeus as pledged thonnelves to support the city authorities it) resisting Mr. Swann's interference. On Saturday evening an enthusiastic meeting of tho committee appointed on Friday evening assembled at the rooms of the Unconditional Union Centra! Com mittee to tpport the result of their day's work. Gen. Woolly presided,, with Col. Smith a? Secretary. Over five thousand men were reported as ready and willing to sustain the Commissioners jn the dis charge of their duties and for the pre scrvation of tho peace and good order of the city. The men who defended Mary land at Antictaui and Gettysburg are not wiiiing now that the victory then gainod shall be thrown away at this time. It is said that Majof General John It. Kcnly. Major General Dcnnison aud Brigadier General Woolly liave all visit ed tho Mayor and Commissioners, anl tendered their se: vices in any capacity. Governor Swann remained in the city all day yesterday, and will goto Annapo lis this morning. lie was in consulta tion yesterday with Ex Gov. Pratt, Outer bridge Ilcrsy, and .T.Dixon Roman. . Hon. lteverdy .Johnson has given the following opinion ou the subject: BALTIMORE, October 20, 1866.—T0 Messrs. Alfred I*. Evans, J. S. Shipley and 11. l\, Bulany,—Gentlemen : Your note of yesterday is received. I reg;«t that professional engagements, which I tm nojr discharging, and which promise to occupy all of the coming week, put it out of my power to act as counsel iu-the matter you reter to. In compliance with a verbal request of one of you members, I proceed briefly to state my opinion on the legal question the matter presents. lias the Governor, in the recess of the General Assembly, the power to ncijiove the Police Commissioners of tha city for '■official misconduct?" I have ng doubt that Ue has. The wordß of the law are so plain as to admit of but 0110 construction. The duties of tho board aro proscribed, and to guaid against failure to perform them (a contingency that might happen), the law Baj s, "for official misconduct, any of tho said commissioners may bo removed by a concurrent vote of the two houses of tho General Assembly, or by tho Gov ernor during the recess thereof." This is the only provision on the sub ject. The offcnco guarded against is "official misconduct." The peualty for it is not fine or imprisonment, bnt re moval from office alone, and tho authori ty to investigate all the facts aad enforce the penalty is, if in session, the General Assembly; it not in session, the Governor. There being now a legislative recess, tho juti.sdiotkin and the power to award tho penalty is in the Governor. It i-t sug" gested, T am told. that before bo can re- "Let us have Faith that Right makss Might; and in that Faith let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it'*--A. LINCOLN BUTLER, BUTLER COUNTY, PA., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 18GG. move the Commissioners, the fact of their official misconduct must fce tried by a court jury. This is absurd : First. Because the courts are not named in the law, either expressly or im plied, as Laving any jurisdiction in the case. Second. Because the Governor, who can alone render the judgment of re« moral, has devolved upon him the entire responsibility; and, that being so, it must be for him exclusively to investi gate and decide the facf, and not avoid responsibility by relerring it to the cour/s Third. Berause lie has no right to call epon a court or a jury to assist him, and no one else has such right. Fourth. Because no matter what a court might find to be the fact, it could not, i" found one way, award the only penalty that can be rendered, or if 112 ound' in the other, deprive the Governor of his power to a waul it, or absolve him from tho duty of doing so. And lastly, because his power, during a legislative recess, is the same over the facts and penalty as that of the Genoral Assembly when in session ; and I sup pose that no one will hold that that body could only] act in association with or in subordination to any courts of the State. It is impossible, I think, for a sound mind to entertain a doubt upon tho point. The jong and well settled doctrine of the President's power to remove officers under tho Constitution of tho United States is in conflict with such a theory. It is now,'and has been since the organ ization of tho government, settled that the power exists. The only doubt over entertained about ft was that it was not coincident to tho power of appointment; but that as that power was in tho President and Senate jointly, a removal required the sanction of both. Noither in the debate, when tho question was first agitated, nor in any that has since been had, was it intimat< d that if the power had been given in ex press terms to the President, ho could not exorcise it, or that it was not his du ty to do so without tlie aid of any other body, legislative or j udicial. Upon tho whole, therefore, I have no doubt that it is given to lh> Governor a'one (tho Legislature not being in ses sion) to investigate into tho truth of tho allowed misconduct of the Police Com missioners, and to remove them if he be satisfied that they have been guilty of "official misconduct." Yours, respectfully, JREVEUDT JOHNSON " BALTIMORE} Oct. 213, Evening.—The ca eof the Police Commissioners has been postponed till Friday. Gen. Canby, commander of the department, came here today from Washington, and had an in terview with the Mayor and Police Com" missioners. It is understood that the ob ject of his visit was to infoim himself as to the condition of affairs in this city. TH£ MISER'S FATE. By Finley Johnson. Tt is a bright, balmy morning, and the dew drops arc quivering on the grass, as if the stars of midnight had distilled their essence on the earth. song of the lark is rising loud and clear, while from the cottago roof the red-breast is sending forth his joyous notes. It is as yet too early to hear the clang of the blacksmith's hammer, or the voices in the" workshops. A sense of quietness, peace and pleasant ness is filling the soul, and therefore, dear reader, come with me, and loiter awhile in the old churchyard, where slumber the dead in the presence of the living, lie hold this simple grave, at whose head stands bat a plain stone, bearing upon it the initials W. G. You wonder who sleeps below, and fain weuld know his history. Then, come, and as we trudge along to the village, over which the sun is now throwing his golden beams, I will raise the curtain of the past, and present before you a picture in the scenery of life—a page from the book of human de pravity. Walter Gordon was j-lie only child of a poor farmer living in the western coun try. His father had impressed upon his youthful mind the necessity of economy, and, as lie grew up to manhood, thoec ideaslfook full possession of liim. He was putin possession of a farm, and when he found himself his own mas tor, all of his dormant qualities beg&n to flow in a natural channel. He made it his business to seek eveiy poor farmer in the neigh borhood, of whom he could purchase sale able articles, always taking advantage of tji«ir pgcessity. Gold, gold, was tho ob ject of his heart's adoration. He fawned and cringed, and coaxed, ground down and to gain it, and he sueceded. For the live of gold lie drove; his old father from tho house, jjnd endeavored to fi.-ter. hii'i on tho village poor-hou^e.— Thc children of the village cursed hiin, and his victims haunted liim day and night. But what cared he? Gold was his god, wrapped up in his own gloomy thoughts, he strode aleng his path of de solation. All of his servants he dis charged, with the exception of his old housekeeper, and himself hp almost Starved so as to hoard up faster. His mother mourned tho downward course of her son; but all her admonitions were vain. 'Tis strange how the love of gold will corrode the human heart, how it crushes beneath its sombre wings all of tho nobler attributes of nature. 115 kept her in an old garret of a house which ho had bought, an'd often would growl and wish for her death whenever ho dealt out her weekly pittance. "Walter," said tho aged woman, one day when ho visited her, "I am yonr mother, and have a right to speak." "Don't bo croaking, old woman, was the harsh reply. "Walter, I an a (lying woman; but I toll you there is a curse upon you. Your gold, ill got will do you no good. Heed ipy words, God will curse you.'' "You are a fool; your preaching is not wanted." "That may be. Walter; but mark my words—the last I shall ever speak to you —-your gold is useless, for the wages of sin is death! Her words were true, they wore her last, in a week she died! At her death he sunk still lower in the depths of mean ness, for while living she kept himundc some restraint. Superstition with all its gloomy train, took possession of him; and distrust shrouded ljim in her sombre wings. II is idol—his gold—had become so precrous, that he could not find a place sufficiently secure for its protection. He lived in solitude, no friends ever came noar him, no relative dared to visit him. A largo aud ferocious bull dng was ever at the c'oor to prevent the entranco of strangerg. No person knew of his pro ceedings, for ho was seldom seen outside of the boundaries of his own garden. Re ports wore freely circulated ef his im mense wealth, of tho old chest which contained tho gold—and of the treasures hid about the premises. Time passed on however, and harder grow Walter Gor don, as the evening of his days drew on. CHAPTER. II It wa3 upon a cold and stormy night that Walter Gordon sat alone in his soli tary dwelling. The wind was roaring around the old hut, and sounded in his ears like the laughter of friends. The housekeeper had gone to bed, and there were none to disturb meditation. It was indeed a cheerless night, the heavy drops of rain pattered from the roof, and .came in fitful gusts against the window. The ticking of an old clock, the roaring of the wind, and the throbings of his own heart formed tho music of the miser's house, lie was sitting upon an old chost, with his arms folded, wrapped up within his own thoughts. »The motion of kis dog, as ho attempted to rise, attracted his at tention.. 'llush, Pomey—lie down,' he muttered, but a low whine was the only rcsponsp to this command. Ho began to grow uneasy, and as a shocking sound cumc from the dog, he muttored: I won dcr what makes him so uneasy to-night. Come here, come here," in a louder tone, now becoming seriously alarmed. The dog moved not a muscle. liaising from his seat, the miser pro ceeded 13 the corner where the dog lay, and givicghim a kick, muttered an oath. Stooping' down ho seized Ilia, dragged him forth, and could scarcely retrain from shrieking, when ho saw tha' the dog was dead. Fears of some impending evil he knew not what, took possession of him, tho sweat stood out io large drops upon his bro\y, and as he gazed upon the black and swollen tongue of his dog, he trem bled with fear, nc was aboul togo and awaken the old woman, when a noise— a cry—nndjthen a crash sounded upon his cars. II(: was in the act of crying aloud for help, wjieu he felt the grasp of a hand upon his throat, and heard a voico hiss ing in his ears: -Come, old boy, no noise; but wherc's the golil?" "Mercy! for the love of God mercy! I am a poor old man—very poor." And the tvretch fell upon his knees, and wept. "Stop that ■whining I" said the voice harshly, "or else'l'll put a bullet through your head! Where's your gold? " "I am poor; I have no gold," wa» all the miser could say. "Gag hia?, Bill," said another voice, 'and let us search for ourselves.' Poor Walter Oordjn! he fought; but all in vain. They tied and gagged him, and thon began their search. When he beheld the robber" tearing up ;he floor, Tt . and ritfing his chest, his agony was un speakable; but he was helpless. The sun had midway in the heavens before any dijcovwy was made, and when they entered, they found the old woman bound in one end of the house and Gordon in the other. They lifted him up, cut the bonds that bound him, and placed him on a seat, lie began soon to revive, and then burst out into a laugh which frightened all iiis hearers. "Ha! ha ha! they come for my gold!" shouted he. Then changing'jhis tone for one of sup plication, ho would cry. "I flm poor, very poor! No money have I—J am a beggar! - ' lie was mad ! reason was dethroned For a few weeks after, a poor, misera ble, filthy figure of a man used tot go along the highway, picking up loose bits of rngs, and inuttering'to himself an unin telligibla jargon. Men evaded him— children shrunk with fear at his approach —and one day he was found upon the road-side dead! His mother's words had been fulfilled, the gold which ho had accumulated was of no avail, and, unwept and uncared for, he was borne to his last home. Header my task is doae. Lot us drop the curtain, and when again wo raise it, may it not be on so dark a "picture of life" as that presented by the miser. T remenJous Meeting at Jones's Woods ADDIIBSB OF* .IAMBS STBPHKNS. Jones's Wood was the Fenian rallying point yesterday, towards which all Irish men frotn far and near came in almost countless thousands. The crowd there was never exceeded, or even approached, by aLy public gatheiingof the masses in this city, unless we escept fhe grand Union demonstration in the early part of the war. Across tho lots and down the unpaved streets leading to the ground painc the tramping of myriad feet, and the moving of an endless procession in one direction. Tho cars running up town each carried a tripple load of paw cngcrs and then left an immense number behind who looked long and anxiously for "standing rooip only." In all this surging body of people who passed into Jones's Wood not one person was to bo seen drunk, and this probably accounts for the little disturbance that took place, for such a "steady big crowd," as a Mi lesian who was present forcibly tcrmedjt There was an entire absence of any po lice force, Superintendent Jvennedy not desiring to recognize any politioal meet ing held on the Sabbath, but a large de tail was kept in reserve in (he city for any troublo that might occur. About 2 o'clock, a close carriage drove in from the avenue, from which four occupants were let out at the hotel steps. The first to alight was a medium-sized, squarely built m,in, wearing a blue overcoat and a black silk hat. He was received by a committee, and it soon become known to the crowd that James Stephens, Chief Organizer of the Irish Republic, was among them, and he was that noted in dividual who had just gone from the car riage up the stairs. The cheers which greeted his arrival continued for some minutes, and were as loud as they were lopg. After a short rest the great Fen ian chief proceeded to a stand erected in the miJdlc of the large-field from which ho was to address the mass meeting. His passage to that point was like that of a national ovation given to an Emperor af ter victory. On every side ho was met by fervant wishes, and by many hands eagerly held ovt to grasp his own. Im mediately on reaching the stand he com uienccd speaking to the vast and com pressed crowd before and behind him, which WES estimated at 50,000 people- SI'EECU OF STEPHENS. In beginning his address he greeted those about him as*the friends of liberty from all lands. lie saw before him he < said, the representative! of all the btrug gling and down-trodden nationalities of the world, as well as those who, living happily under independent Governments, desire to see the day when republicanism shall prevail throughout the earth. All such w«to watching anxiously the pro gress of Ireland in her struggle for in dependence. They had been told of lato bp-the mercenary press of England and Ireland and America that the Fenian movement was stamped out and dead.— lie would assure them to-day that this was not true ; that the Fenian cause had never gone backward from the hour of its inception. This immense gathering of enthusiastic Irish patriots proved it. The cause could never die in America or in Ireland any mere than the spirit of re publican liberty would die.and those who diacouragod and decried the Fenian \*ork, were not true to the republican princi ples tboy | ioft.-sed to charioh. He haJ had hard word, he said, in the fact of this opposition from the American press to convince the people here that ho was in earnest when he said that he would he on Irish soil before the close of thi r ycnr to fight for the cause of Ireland. He would assure ihcm to-day that he meant to abide by what ho had said, and that the Irish flag shall ba unfurled in Ireland over an army of 50,000 men be fore the end of the year 180G. Mr. Ste phensjthen adverted to the division among the Fenians which had occurred in this country It was s moßt, disastrous event, though he believed it to have been caus ed more by excess of zeil than weak ness or incompetency among the leaders in America. One year ajo England had lain in the v hands of the Fenians and could have been crushed like a piece of paper, and would have been but for the unhappy condition of Fcnan affairs in Americq. Though the conflict had been postponed, the Fenians bad lost none of their strength ir. Ireland. If the Ainer ienn public could have known what he did of the present state of affairs in Ire land, they could never have acted toward us as they have, without being false to their republican principles. The only cxcuso for the A mcrican people and the American press was their deplonblo ig norance of the state of Ireland. Neith er did the Irish people themselves under, stand tho true condition of afTiirs there Wo have realized, said Mr. Stephens, tl.ree great triumphs in Ireland, either one of which might justly bo regarded as a great moral revolution. First : Tho people have been taught what republican ism means. The Irish people, who had bccu pronounced the most inclined to aristocracy of any people of the earth, had been made republican. An army was indeed necessary ; but a republic was necessary also. We wanted to get rid of lnndlordistn and the influences which tho abominable agrarian laws cf England had impressed ujion tho Irish people. For eight years we have labored with this end in view. llow could true republicanism in America depreciate and revile the Fe. nian cause, when it had thus mado itself the propaganJist of republican princi ples. They were cither totally ignorint of the extent and value of our work, or tliay wero recreant to their principles.— Second : Wo have created an army in a ! country where there had been no milita ry organization among tho people since , 1792. This army nuntbers 50 ; 000, anil the men are as well trained, drilled and equipped, and arc as obedient to their officers as any in the world. All this is " well known, said Mr. Stephens, to those in my confidence. Hut it was folly and worse than folly for a New York paper to send a reporter through Ireland with the pretense of giving trust worthy in formation concerning the Fenian army there. No ono can get any information concerning those matters except ho pos sesses proper credentials given by mo or my deputies. The third great object that had Lcen effected was the torching of the people, The third great point that had been gained was to have taught tho peo ple to distinguish between tho temporal and the spiritual. lie had scon the evil effects of tho power which the priests had oxerciscd in 1318. lie had therefore de termined that in this new revolution he would not have the people led to the right or left, or taken away irom himself by any one. lie had taught thom to ldod to the priests as before for spiritual direction, but for nothing else. If the p.'iest teaches the noble old principle.of resistance to British tyranny give heed to him, but if he tells you to obey Eng land do cot listen to him. So have we struggled in the inculcation oft hese prin ciples, not making a brawling opposition, but quietly educating tho people to our ends. The priest in this coming conflict would turn back an Irish officer and his men when on a patriotic mission. Now what of the present condition of thq or ganization ? He had had he said, com munication from every part of Ireland within the past three months. The ar my was as strong, if not stronger, in Ire land than ever before. Thero were ad vantages wEich jtie enemy had to-day that they did not have a twelve month ago; and on the other hand, the Fenians had new advantages to counterbalance the|r losses. So the Irish flag would be raised on Irish soil before New Year's day with as bright a prospect as it ever hed. With regard to tho Canada prisoners'he was sure tho Provincial authorities would not dare to hang Lynclj on the 13th of De cember. Before that day arrived there would be such news from Ireland that they would pause in their bloody work. Mind you, said Mr. Stephens, I don't Bay there will be fichtiny in Ireland before tho 13th day of December, but there will [ bo belore, the Ist day of January. Ho. wai> w Ud to that the peo;.lo iu this ' NUMBER 47 country wore more united to-day than for many months past. [A vice, "Thank you for that"] 110 had tried t. do his duty. He looked to tho present ns tho most vital moment lor Ireland. Within three months he was oonSJeiit the inde pendence of IroJa.id would be nohieved. Referring to the military m jvemants un dertaken on this side of tho Atlautio.— Mr. Stephens Paid that they ware unfor tunate and disastrous in their offjot oi« the-cause. So long as the excitement and zeal by tho people were directed to ward America the force of their rising was wasted and dissipatod. He hoped the American Fenians were now satisfied that no conflict could take place on Can adian- s<iil, and that it was to come off in Ireland. The man who now prated of iuvading Canada was a mortal enemy to his country and his race. In couclusioti Mr. Stephens said he spoko to them as one who was going into a battlo from whish ho might not return, and begged them to believe ho was in earnost. Ho was going from hero direct to Ireland.— Mark e' cry man, he said, who ridicules or attonrpts to cry down the cause in Ire land, and remember him forever. He hoped his words would have some woight for they would soon hear something that would prove that ho was in earnest. [A voice : "You have proved it already.—i We want to fight."] He promised that •-here were 209,000 men ia' Ireland as mad for a fight as tho Irishmon here, and- as bravo, and the opportunity wou'd soon be given them. It having beooms manifest that tho great portion of tho crowd who could hoar Mr. Stephens cculd not be much longer restrained from crushing those near the stand, Mr. I Stephens brought his remarks abruptly to a Ciose. llping called upon to say something about the defaulter! of the Fenian funds, he promised that a full list of their names would be published in a few days. In bidding his fellow countrymen farewell he would say as ho began, there would bo fighting in Ireland before the Ist of January, and that he himself would be in the midst of it, » Mr. Stephens was frequently interrup ted during his speech by the applaus'o and uproar of the crowd, and was sever al times obliged to urge his hearers to give away about the stand, against which they swrsyed and pushed with such vio lence that that fears were entertained of Jts going dow'n. —'• Have any of Toby Contiuued'a sto ries been printed into bound volumes?'' .inquired a country customcj of a Bales man in a iarge book-More a (cw wccli ogd " "fobj Continued ! Who's he !" " Why the man that writes so many stores for tbe'iapcra. I see his iiam't to more newspaper stories than any other man, and I wunt toget'eui in bound vol umes." —An editor was shaved in a bar ber's shop recently nnd offered tho barber a dime, which he'refused ; be cause said ho, " I understand datyou ia an editor." " Welf, what of that ?" t: Why, wc nebbor charge editqrs nufTin. "But such liberality will ruinyou." 0, nebljor mind, wc make it oft' de gemmen. A lady of vivacity was by a waggish f.iend pi..posed to be made acquainted with a gentleman of infinite wit, an offer alio gladly accepted. After an interview, her friend a."kcd her how the liked hilt). She said, "delightfully ! I have hardly over iound a person so agreeable." Tho damsel, uninterrupted in her own lo quacity, had not discovered that this witty gentleman was — dumb ! . . Burton, while traveling on a steam boat seated hmse'f ana called for beefsteak. The waiter furnished him with a small strip of the article. Taking it on a fork, and turning it over and examining it, with one of his peculiar looks, he coolly remark ed, Yen, that is- it bring me some. • —"Aw ! How duth you like my mutt tacho, Mith Laura ?" lisped a dandy to a merry girl. "Oh very much \ it looks like the I'uz on the back of a caterpillar." —"Father wants you to send two yards of black tweed cloth ; he don't care what color it is; and when lie kills his pig last week, he'll pay you what you owe hi"V' —Prentice saj s that a patient is iu a bad way, when his disease is acute unddiis physician is'nt. —ls there any bird which c.n sing Tho Lays of Ancient Iv.i.'ne?—- Yes, tho./ »te .MiLay*.