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FLOOR. FEED, LIME, AND SALTSSTOnc, NEAR UNITED STATES HOTEL. Havre de Grace , Md. The undersigned having purchased the old established stand of the late Howes Goldsborough. Esq., respectfully informs his friends and the public generally, that he will keep a general assortment of Flour, Corn, Oats, Mill Feed, Corn Meal, Mid dlings, Chop, Bran, Lime. Sail, and Mack erel, which hs will sell at the lowest mar ket price for Cash. JOHN C. SANDERS, Havre de Grace. TO FARMERS! Farmers will find it to their advantage to give me a call before selling their grain, JOHN C. SANDERS, near U. S. Hotel, no. 27.6 m. Havre de Grace, Md. MW litis. 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 stvle of BONNETS for the Fall and Win ler, to which they invite the atten lion of the citizens of the town and the surrounding country. They also de sire an occasional call from their Baltimore friends, when they want something of ex tra style and finish, as they are aware that the undersigned ran 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 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-Grace. sep2s JOBS F. QUINLAN. W. FERD. QUINLAN. Guano Depot! JOHN F. QUINLAN & SON, 149 North Gay street, mmaroas, can be found supply ol OUA3VOS, Super-Phosphate of Lime, , GROUND BONE, ETC. DEALERS IN HAY, OATS, CORN MEAL, Mill Feed and Seeds, LIME, HAtR. CEMENT, * i and Calcined Plaster. Particular attention paid to the buying and sidling of all kinds of if- ‘Parties in want of the above arti cles would do well to give us a call. We. are at all times BUYING WOOL, for which we are paying the HIGHEST CASH PRICES. JOHN F. QUINLAN fc SON. je!4-ly EXECUTORS’ NOTICE. THIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE, that the sub scriber has obtained from the Register of Wills of Harford county, Md., Letters Testament ary on the personal estate of t GEORGE FORSYTHE, late of said county, deceased. All persons hav ing claims against said deceased are hereby noti fied to exhibit the same, with the legal vouchers thereof, on or before the 14tA day of November, 1864, or they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Ail persons indebted to said estate are request ed to make immediate payment. Given under my band and seal this 14th day of No-ember, 1863. 1 ALEXANDER FORSYTHE, no. 20 Executor. 1 COAL! Baltimore company* coal on hand and for dale at Lapipum, Md., By E. PUGH, Ju., - 000. Agmt for Jmh A, Dark. | | ill'/? } r;,l ‘ ’ t .1 i I*l ; ii THE SOUTHERN . .* i*' ' 1 .. Vv *V.V ;• * <•;, <. ■ / A. IST iJ ) iiii -i •..>* j. ‘<| "■ 1 , f tl 0 ' ••' HAKFORD CQUNTY'INTELLIGENCfiR. LET US CLING TO THE CONSTITUTION AS THE MARINER CLINGS TO PLANK WHEN THE NIGIT AND TEMPESTrCLOSE AROUND HIM.” THE SOUTHERN AIGtS IS PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY MORNING, BY A.. W BA.TEJVE^INr 3 AT ,j t ,,. OJVE DOLLAR PE.R A&JVUM, IN ADVANCE, OTHERWISE One Dollar and Fifty Cenls } Will be charged. RATES OF ADVERTISING. One square, (ten lines or less,) three inser* cions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 25 cts. One square three months $3.00; Sis months 55.00: Twelve months SB.OO. Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year. . No subscription taken for less than a year. JJodiciil. A HEART TO BE.LET. To bo let, at a very desirable rate,£jj A snug little house iu a kindly estate. Tis a bachelor’s heart, and the agent is Chance, jAlfection the rent, lo be paid in advance. The owner, as yet, has lived in it alone, So the fixtures are not of much value ; but soon ’Twill tie furnished by Cupid himself, if a wife Take a lease for the term of her natural life Then ladies, dear ladies, pray do not "forget, An excellent bachelor's heart’s to be let. The tenant will have a few taX; to pay, Love, Honor and (heaviest item) Obey. As for the good-will, the subscriber's inclined To have that, if agreeable, settled in kind; indeed, if he could such a matter arrange. He’d be highly delighted to lake iu : exchange, (Provided true title by prudence be shown.) Any heart unencumbered and good as his own. So ladies, dear ladies, pray do not forget, An excellent bachelor’s heart’s to he let. "||liscdlanfoiis. A Monster of the Deep. In some parts of the ocean there are enormous sea animals, called Sepia, which are a kind of polypi. They have very long legs, and are said sometimes to seize upon the coral divers along the coast of Italy. Mr. Beale tells the following adventure with a creature of this sort: “While upou the Bonin Islands, search- i ing for shells on the rock which liau just 1 been left by the receding tide, I was much astonished at seeing at my feet a most ex traordinary looking animal, crawling to- 1 wards the retreating surf. I had never 1 seen one like it before. It was creeping on its eight legs, which, from tli.-ir soft and flexible nature, bent considerably un- ! der the weight of its body, so that it was I lifted by the efforts of the ten taenia only • a small distance from the rocks. ’ “It appeared much alarmed at seeing I me, and made every effort to escape, while I was no much in the humoi to endeavor to capture toe ugly customer,whose appear ance excited ir feeling of disgust, not un mixed with fear. I, however endeavored to prevent its escape by pressing on one of its legs with my foot; but, although I < used considerable force for that purpose, its strength was so great that it several times quickly liberated its member in spite s of all the efforts I could employ, in this way, on wet, slippery rocks. I now laid hold of ne of the tentacles with my hands 1 and lb Id it firmly, so that the limits appear ed as if it would torn asunder by our united strength. I gave it a powerful jerk, frisbiug to disengage it from the rocks to which it clung so forcibly by its ' suckers, which it effectually resisted ; but, > the moment after, the apparently enraged animal lifted its head, with its large eyes 1 protruding from the middle of its body, ' and letting go its hold of the rocks, sud denly sprang upon my arm, which I hud 1 previously bared to tho shoulder for tho 1 purpose of thrusting it into the Judes in ] the rocks to discover shells, and dung with I its suckers to it with great power, endeav * oring to get its head, which 1 could now see between the roots of its arms, iu posi I tion to bite* ... >.r. m ~< • “A sensation of horror pervaded 1 toy 1 whole frame when I found this monstrous 1 animal, for it was about four feet long, fix * ed so firmly to my arm. Its cold, slimy 8 grasp was extremely sickening, and lim 8 mediately called to the captain, who was also searching for shells at som<* distance, 1 to come and release tup from ifc.|rfio,;talripi> J me down to the boat, during which (imf I ■ was employed in keeping the beak aw.y from my hand, quickly released me by de k •'toying my tormentor with tuc boat knife, when I disengaged it by portionsai a time. * This animal was that species of Sepia which is culled by whalers “rock squib.” I * ,-ii . - -,if |>( ...< BEL AIR. IVrp. FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 8, 18G*4. ■■■-■■■-L-a. Mil I I ill ills,!' .11 i ■ Thus arc these remarkable creatures,, frorti the adaptation of their tentacles and modi fications of their bodies capable or staling, flying, ’shimming and creeping on the shore while, their senses, if’ we jqcilge from the elaborate mechanism of their organs, must ppsscss correspond!pg neatness and 1 perfection.” . A Good Story, The following amusing sketch of tho manner in which an irascible President of the old Cambridge College was once molli fied by a mug of flip, is from the pen of ‘•Jack Robinson” ; Apropos of Porter, whose name I have just taken in vain ; I heard a good college story the other day, which I may as well set down here. Porter is an institution in Cambridge; he is a person of varied ac complishments, and keeps “a house of call.’’ None like him to brew beshop, or mingle a sliaudy goff. But his che/tTceu vre is flip. It is reported among the stu dents that Ganymede, while dying—it is all nonsense about Ganymede being im mortal—he 101 l Jupiter’s service, married Hebe, set up an inn with his savings,and died at a good old ago—it is reported that Ganymede loft Porter the recipe for tank ing both nectar and ambrosia, which he sur rpjiou-dy copied trout Juno’s recipe book, and Porter, improving on the idea, concei ved the happy thought of mingling both divine materials, and producing an ineffa ble beverage— something which should combine the elements of supernal drink— a harmony of solid and fluid, to which each element should contribute its celestial fla vors. lie carried out the idea. He ming. glcd tho ambrosia and nectar, and all Olympus turned pale wily envy, for the result was flip Willi such a classic origin it was not to be wondered at that undergraduates, who are notorious for their love of mythological matters, should find themselves attracted to Porter s and there refresh their remin iscences of Olympus with draughts of tho divine beverage In fact, such was their devotion to this brunch of classical study, and so inspired did they frequently get — inspired even to the Pythonic pitch uf be ing unintelligible in their speech, ’hat the matter attracted the attention of the Pres ident of the college—a venerable gentle man of the period, whose name I have for gotten. Heartless and ignorant persnis, entirely misconceiving the spirit iu which the under-graduates visited Porter’s, re ported to his worthy person that,tbe stu dents were in the habit of getting drunk every night on flip. It must be seen to. Tim President puts oa bis most author itative wig and sternest countenance and sallies out to blow up the cla.s-ic Porter, for leading his students astray. First of all, iu order to speak more decisively, he will taste noxious beverage with bis own lips. Then there can be no mistake With much dignity, he enters Porter’s He interrogates Porter, “Sir, many of the under graduates come here, I understand ?” “A few,’’ modestly replies Mr Porter. “They come here frequently, Mr. Por ter r “They drop in now and then, sir.” “And they drink a beverage called flip, sir ?” “Sometimes, sir.’’ “They drink a great deal of it, Mr. Por ter?” “Well, sir, they do take considerable.” “They get drunk on it, Mr. Porter ?” The discreet Porter remained silent. “Make me a—a —flip,” at length says the venerable President, still frowning and indignant. Porter, whose sang /raid lias never for a moment forsaken him, deploys all the re sources of his art. Presently a superhuman flip, with an aromatic fam creaming over tho edge of tho goblet, is the result of this effort. He hands it respectfully, and with some anx iety, to the President, on whose face ju dicial thunder-clouds have been gathering. , The President tastes it gloomily. He pauses. Another sip. The thunder clouds have not yet flashed forth any light nings. Porter, resigned, awaits the out burst The President gazes wondoringly at his glass. A general emollient expres sion seems to glide o’er his face, and BuiOjoths the frowning brow. The lips relax, and u smile seems about to draw. He lifts the glass once more to bis lips, heaves a sigh, and purs it dodo. The glass is empty ! “Mr Porter,’’ he says, “the students get drunk on this, sir ?” ,Porter. ses that the storm it past, and boldly answers iu the affirmative. “Sir,” says the venerable man, walking gravely away, “sir, I don't wonder at it.” si; -it ton non -i.r. • -. f*• life Everywhere. Life everywhere 1 The air is c;odded with birds—beautiful, tender, intelligent birds, to whqm life io a song and a thrill ing anxiety, for love. The air is swarm ,l log with insects—those little miracles. The waters are peopled with innumerable forois—from the ammalcula;. so small that one hundred and fifty mil lions of them would not weigh a grain, to the whale, so large that it seems an island as it sleeps upou the waves. The bed ol the seas is alive with polypes, crabs, star fishes, and with shell animalcules. The rugged lace of the rocks is scarred by the silent boring of soft creatures, and black ened with countless muscles, barnacles and limpets. Life everywhere 1 on the earth, in the earth, crawling, creeping, burrowing, Jjor ing, leaping, running. If the sequestered coolness of the wood tempt us to saunter into its chequered shades, we are saluted by the numerous din of insects, tho twit ter of birds, the scrambling ot squirrels, the startled rush of unseen beasts, all telling how populous is this seeming soli tude. It we pause before a tree or shrub, or plant, our cursory and half abstracted glance detects a colony of various iuhabi mats. Wo pluck a flower, and in its bo sour we see many a charming insect busy in its appointed labor. We pick up u fallen leaf, uud if nothing is visible on it, there is probably the trace of an insect larva hidden in its tissue, and awaiting their development. The drop-of dew upon this leaf will probably contain its animals, visible under the microscope.— The same microscope reveals that the blood-rain suddenly appearing on bread, and awakening superstitious terrors, is nothing but a collection of minute ani mals ( Manas prodigiosan ) and that the vast tracts of snow which are reddened io a single night, owe their color to the mar vellous rapidity in the reproduction of a minute plant ( proforcus nivalis.') The very mould which covers our cheese, our bread, our jam, or our ink, and disfigures our damp walls, is nothiug but a collec tion of plants. The many colored fire which sparkles on the surface of a summer sea at night, as the vessel plows her way, yr.which drips from the bars in lilies of jeweled light, is produced by millions ol minute animals. History of January, It is very appropriate that this should bo the first mouth of the year, as far as the northern hemisphere is concerned; since its being near the winter solstice, the year is thus made to present a com plete series of the seasonal changes and operations, including equally the first, movements of spring, and the death of all annual vegetation in the frozen arms of winter. Yet the earliest calendars, ns the Jewish, the Egyptian, and Greek did not place the commencement of the year at this point. It was not done till the formation of the Roman Calendar, usually attributed to the second king, Numa Pom pilius, wh ise reign is set down as termina ting Anno 672 B. 0. Numa it is said, hav ing decreed that the year should commence now, added two new months into which tho year had previously been divided, calling the first Januarius, in honor of Janus, the deity supposed to preside over doors,(Latin Janua, a door,) who might very naturally be presumed also to have s metbiug to do with the opening of the year. According to Verstcgau, in bis curious book, “The Restitution of Decayed Intel ligence,” our Saxon ancestors originally called this month Wolf-month, “because people were wont always iu this month to bo in more danger to bo devoured of wolves than iu any season else of the year, for that, through the extremity of cold and snow, those ravenous creatures could not find beasts sufficient to feed upon.”— Subsequently the month was named, by the same people, Aefter-Yulc—after Christmas. It is rather odd that wc should have abandoned the Saxon names of the mouths, while retaining those of the days of the week. Six Degrees op Crime —Who steals a million is only a financier. Who steals a half million is only a defaulter. Who steals a quarter of a million is a swindler. Who steals a hundred thousand is a rogue. Who steals fifty thousand is a knave.— But he who steals a pair of boots or a loaf of bread, is a scoundrel of the deepest dye, and deserves to be lynched. $&“ A negro about eying was told by his minister that be must forgive a cer tain darkey against whom he seemed to entertain very bitter feelings. “Yes,” tie replied, “if I die I forgive dat nigga, but if 1 git well, dal nigga must take care.” VOL. VIII.—NO. 2, — .■■■ ■ The Way to Sell Hie Ware. (1 * Just before fhe Declaration of Indcpen it dence, a \ankee peddler started down to U New York to sell a parcel of bowls and i- didles he bad made of maple. Jonathan 4 traveled over the city, asking everybody h to buy his wares, but no one was disposed s, to buy wooden dishes, l- Jt happened that a British fleet was 0 then laying in New York, and Jonathan 1 struck upon a plan of selling bis dishes. 1 feo he got a naval uniform by hook or by '• eronk (for history doesn’t tell where ho e got, it,) and, strutting up town one mnrn e mg, asked a merchant if he had any nice - wooden ware, that the commodore wanted s a lot ot tho best. The merchant replied that he had none on hand ; but there was e some in town, and if he would send in - the afternoon he could supply Ijim. % 1 “Very good,” ssid our naval officer, r ind out he weut. He had scarcely reach i ed home and doffed his borrowed plumage, - before down came the merchant, who, see , mg that Jonathan had sold none of his 1 wares, offered to take the whole if he - would deduct 15 per cent.; but Janatbau , said he’d be darned if he didn’t take ’em I home before he'd take a cent less than his first price. The merchant .therefore paid him down in gold his price lor the wooden ware, which laid on his shelves i for many a long day thereafter; and Jon , athan trotted Lome in high glee at t!io s success of his manoeuvre, while the mer ' chant cursed British officers ever after. * Too Smart.—We know of a man in a ■ certain Western city who was very fond of ducks but on account of the number he . bought at market, was not nnfrequently 1 troubled with tough ones. One day, ■ wishing for a goodly number, he went to the poultry dealer and said he was an af i dieted boarding house keeper—that his boarders were ravenous, especially when i things were young and tender. : “Now,’’ said our character with a wink, ' “I want you to pick out all the tough 1 ones—all the tough ones—you’ve got.” The do ighted dealer finds no difficulty in picking out a number of tough ones. “Arc these all the really tough ones you have got ?” “All!” was fhe reply. “Then,** said our epicure, “I’ll take all of the other lot, if you please.” An Editor Sold.—The editor of an English paper was recently presented with i stone, upon which were carved the fol lowing letters. The editor was informed that the stone was taken from an old building, and he was requested to solve the inscription. It read— Forc ATT Letor U-bTiie Irta IlsAg A in St Eminent men were called in to consult on the matter, and after an immense amount of time consumed, they were in formed that the stone was—“ For cattle to rub their tails against!” Fortune.—Ovid compares a broken fortune to a falling colmnn ; tho lower it sinks the greater weight it is obliged to sustain. Thus, when a man’s circumstan ces are sue , that he has no occasion to borrow, he finds numbers willing to lend him.; but should bis wants be such, that he sues for a trifle, it is two to on wheth er he may be trusted with the smallest sum. * , . “Have you any letters for my boss ?’’ “Who’s your boss ?” “The one that I work for” “What is bjis name, you idiot?’’ “Robert Brown, .sir”— “Tfiere’s none here for for him I wants it. It’s a letter for me self; but I axes for him bekase liis name is betbor known than mo own.” AST" A man praising porter, said it was so excellent a beverage that, though taken in great quantities, it always made him fat. “I ha*o seen the time,” said anoth er, “when it made you lean." “When, I should like to know ?’* said the eulogist, —“Why no longer since than last night —against a wall I” jap* The most cheerful and soothing of all fireside melodies are the blended tones of a cricket, a teakettle, and a lowing wife. * \ "Say, Sammy, why don’t your mother rpeud that rip in your breeches?'’ “0, she’s away to the sewing circle*,to make clothes for poor children.” ~ M l&" People often spend half tfieir lives in contracting maladies, and the other ball in trying tp get rid of them.