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--$1 PER ANNUM. bee AIR. MD. FRIDAY MWNING. MARtjJI *, 1864. . VOL. VIHf-NO. 11,
Frankljnville Store
Baltimore County. .
XT' EEP hancka large and
JV well assorted slock of all kinds of
Goods adapted 1o the wants of the public,
such as
Dry Gftods, Groceries. .
ssssaso sfimie
In fact any and every variety of articles
necessary to a well assorted slock, all of
which will be sold at very lowest Cash
prices. The Factory being in op|ption,
it affords a fine market for
for which the highest prices will be paid.
The public are invited to call. fe26
WE are at all times paying in cash
Port Deposite prices lor
Lapidum, Harford County, Md.
Have also on hand a large and well se
i lected stock of
' illillEfij, |
Well seasoned and of good quality, j
Fine Bone, Guano, Phosphate,
Connstantly on hand.
Farmers will find it to their interest to
fe us a call.
E. PUGH, Jr.,
ju26 Agent for Jas. A. Davis.
Havre de Grace, Md.
The undersigned having purchased the old
established stand of the late Howes
Goldsborough, Esq., respectfully informs
his fqends and the public generally, that
he will keep a general assortment of Flour,
Corn, Oats, Mill Feed, Corn Meal, Mid
dlings, Chop, Bran, Lime, Salt, and Mack
erel, which hs will sell at the lowest mar
ket price for Cash.
Havre de Grace.
Farmers will find it to their advantage
to give me a call before selling their grain,
near U. S. Hotel,
no. 27.6 m. Havre de Grace, Md.
in hokT
’TRIE 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 of
__ BONNETS for the Fall
|GB ter, to which, limy invite the atten-
TO. tion of the citizens of lift td!vn and
the surrounding country. They also de
sire an occasional fall frail! their Baltimore
friends, when they want Something of ex
tra style and finishes they are aware that
the undersigned can and 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
SXffiftU WAttEt,
Such as Rihbpns, Lact s, Gloves, Hosiery,
Suspenders, and many other articles m
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. ■ V -'
Washington street, two doors north of
the Railroad, and next door to ‘Nixon’s
Hotel, In avhe-de^B race. sep2s
Y LAPIDUM. Harford county, Maryland, for
which the HIGHEST CASH PRICE will be
,id. E. PUGH.>Jh., Aenr,
sept. C. for Jas„ A. tiavie.
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*t V at
Onm Hollar and Fifty Cents,
Will be charged.
■■— - y m M | ‘5
One square, (eight lines Or less,) three inser
tions, SI.OO. Each subsequent insertion 29 cts.
One square thrqe months S3.OS; Six months
$5.00i Twelve months SB.OO.
Business cards of six lines or less, $5 a year.
No subscription taken for less than a year.
ail complete and in good r*=[
Prescribed by the Decree arc—that
.third of the purchase,.money shall be.paii
in cash on the day of sule, and the residue
with interest, in two equal instalments
at six and twelve months thereafter, foi
which the purchaser will be required U
<rive notes or bonds, with approved secu-j
( mh4 ■. r Trustee
I S—-r~-
|Wit. Henry Gkumbinb,
l by Wra. Grumbiue, In the Circuit Court fo
j his Guardian and 1 Harford County—a
| next friend. fa Court of Chancery
vs. 9
jl. J. Grumbine, et al.
fjTvRDERED, this 16th day of February
y 1864, That the sales made and re
ported by Henry W. Archer, Esq., Truster
jin the above entitled case, be ratified and
nunfirthed, unless cause to the contrary
l(e shown, on pr before the 11th day of
March next; provided, a copy of this
firder be published in some newspaper
1 "• •'***■*••*** ■ 1
We hear a good deal about tho worth
of property. A bouse is worth teu thou
sand dollars; that lot is worth five thou
sand dollars; a farm is worth eight thou
sand, a horse three hundred, a carriage
five hundred, and so on endlessly. This
is all very well in its way. But ought
not the question, sometimes, to be put the
other way, how much is a man’s money
worth? There is a wider range in the
value of money than most persons think.
And, upon a little inquiry, I suspect that
it will be found that all persons who pos
sess money, or who long to possess it,
have away of measuring it, not by dol
lars, but by its value in some sort of plea
sure or article.
Ode man earns a thousand dollars, and
says to himself, there; that puts me one
step out of debt. Money to him is. ,a
means of personal liberty. A man in debt
is not a freeman. “The borrower is 1 ser
vant to the lender.” 5 i
Another man sees in a thousand dol
lars a snug little homestead, a home for
his children, a shelter to his old age, a
place to live in, and a good place to die
in. But his neighbor only sees one more
link in the golden chain of wealth. It was
only thirty-nine thousand last month, he
is worth forty this. And his joy is in the
growing numerals. He imagines Jjow it
will sound, full, round and hearty, when
m n say, “bo is worth a hundred thousand
dollars.” Nay, when it conies to that, he
thinks five a better sound than one, and
five hundred thousand dollars is a sound
musical to his ear, —though be loves even
better yet to call it half a million ! The
word million cuts a great swath in men’s
All this estimate of mdbey
is sheer ambition. The man is vain.—
He thinks much of himself on account of
money, not of character. A nfan who is
openly proud of money is secretly con
temptuous of those who have none.
Another man wishes to see the world.
Every dollar means travel. A thousand
dollars means Europe. Two thousand
dollars mean Egypt, Palestine and Greece.
Boys dealing in small sums reokou the
same way. A penny means a stick of
eatfdy; sixpence ia but another toup for
ball.; shilling means a kite, and fifty cents
A jack-knife.
The young “Crack” sees in his money
a skeleton wagon, and a fust uag, a rous
ing trot, a jdlly drink, ani a smashing
party- . >
Bat many and manwp weary soul
secs in every shilling br#d,,rent, fuel,
clothes. There be tbousaDptwho hold on
to virtue by bands of dollliiSi k igW mate
save them ; a few less, antfutey are ittit.
Their gayer sisters see bats
royal silks in their money, or' rather,
in their fathers’ and their tosb^ailds’.
The poor scholar passes flaily by the
stpU. where books Jigmpt poverty.—
Poor cWlhes he is contentto wear ; plain
ktd even meagre diet be is willing lo sub
sist upon ; and as for all tho gay dissipa-„
tiona aud extravagant wastes of fashiona
ble life, he looks upon them without even
understanding what they moan, as a child
looks upon the milky way in the heavens,
a glowing band of"far-away and unexplor
ed winders. But o,‘ those books! Ho
looks longingly at morning; he peers at
them with a gentle covetousness at night.
He imagines new for earning a
few dollars. He ponders whether there
is not some new economy which can save
a few shillings* And when good Juck at
at last brings a score of dollars to him,
with what fervor of haste dues he get rid
of them, fairly running to the stall, and
fearing, at every step, lest somo more for
tunate man should have seized the prize.
Wasteful man 1 that night saw too much
oil burnt out in poring over the joyful trea
sure. Books are whatVu's money is worth.
But others see different visions. Money
means flowers to them. New roses, the
latest dahlia, the new camelia," or others
of the great bouri band of flowers that fill
the florist’s paradise—the garden.
Some men see engravings in money;
some, pictures ; some, rare copies of old
books; somo, curious missals; others,When
you say money, think of fruit trees, of
shrubbery, and arboretums, and pinetums,
and fraticetums. And we have reason to
believe that there are some poor wretches
I who, not content with any one insanity,
see pretty much all these things by turns.
But there are nobler sights than these*
to bo seen, through the golden lens of
wealth; a fatheriand mother placed in
comfort in their old age; a young man
1 helped through college or established in
business; a friend extricated from ruin ;
a poor woman saved from beggary, and
made a suppliant before God for mercies
on your head, every day that she lives;
tho sick and unfortunate succored, the or
phan educated, the school founded, the
village lined with shade-trees, a free li
brary established, and a thousand such
like things. A man is not to be known
by how much money he has, but by what
that money is worth to him. If it is worth
only selfishness, meanness, stinginess,
vanity, and haughty state, a man is not
rich if he own a million dollars. If it
public spirit, social com
fort and refinement, then he is rich on a
few hundred. You must put your hand
into a man’s heart to. finiTout much he is
worth, not into his pocket.
.... ■ .
A Trade a Fortune-
If parents would consider the welfare
of their children, they would
choose thewhrfupus mechanic, or
honest trader,' aS companions and help
mates, instead of the rich, who aside from
their income, have no means of subsist
How often does this question arise, and
from parents, in choosing companions and
suitors for their daughters, “Is he rich ?”
If ihe daughter answers, “Yes, he is rich,
be is a gentlemen, neat in his dress, and
can live without work,” the parents arc
pleased. Not many years ago, a Polish lady,
of plebian birth, but of exceeding beauty
and accomplishment, wou the affections
of a young nobleman, who having her con
sent, solicited her from her father in mar
riage, and war refused. We may easily
imagine the astonishment of the noble
man. . , \
‘•Am Xnot,” said lie, “6f sufficient rank
to aspire to your daughter’s hand?” ,“You
are undoubtedly tho best blood of Poland,”
replied the father.
“And my fortune and reputation,” con
tinued U||e nobleman, “are they not-— A."
“Your estate is magnificent,’’ said the
father, “and your conduct irreproacha
ble.” %
“Then, having your daughter's consent,
should I expect a refusal V’ said the noble
“This, sir,” replied the father, “is ihy
only child, and her haziness is the chief <
concern of my life. All the possessions of
fortune are precarious; what Fortune
gives, atiier caprices she . takes away. I
see no security of independence and com
fertable living for a wife but one-; Jo a
word, I am resolved tb*t no one.shall be
the husband pf my-daughter wh is not
at tbfesafoe timt master.of a trade.”
The woblcman bowed and retired silcnt-
jly. jfc,A two afterwards tho father
0 wah Sitting at the door, and saw apptokch
ifiig'the bouse, wagons laden with htfkets,
■ and 'at tbe headl of the oalblbale a person
in the dress of And Who,
do you suppfafWfchs ? ThVfotiner sui
tor of his daughter; thp pieman h*l
turned basket-maker. He was ow mas
ter of a trade, and brought the wares made
by his hands for certifi
cate from his employer in testimony bf his
skill. The condition being fulfilled, no
farther obstacle was opposed to thh'mkr*
riage. •
But the story is not yet done. The rev
olution came ; fortunes were plundered,
and lords were scattered as chaff before the
four winds of heaven. Kings hdcatne beg
gars—some of them teachers; but tho do
hie Pole*sopportod his wife and her father
in the infirmities of age by his basket in
dustry. *■ i .ij
Selling Old Things. -
Sell that old table ? No ;■ I’lfnot sell
it! It’s only a pine table, that’s true; ‘find
it cost but 18 shillings twenty-five years
ago; but your §lO bill is no temptation !
and I’ll not swap it, either, for the pretti
est mahogany or cherry tablo that you
bring me. If it has plain turned legs, in
stead of a pillar in the middle,with a lion's
claws/ and if the marble top is only var
nished paper, still I will not sell or swap
it. It has been to me a very profitable in
vestment. From the day it came home,
it has Ifeen earning dividends and increas
! ing its own capital.
My children made a play-house and
drank tea in (heir iby cups under it, for
which I thank the four legs, and When
they got tired of it that way, turned it up
side down and made a four-post bedstead
with curtains, or pglled it roupd the carpet
for a sleigh. Then they climbed on it for
on observatory ; and I never counted the
1 glorious romps they had round it. And
also, all along, for twenty-five years, it
has paid its dividends of happiness to my
family circle. These dividends could nev
er be separated from it, until its value is
not told in money. It has had its quiet
use, also; for no body could tell it from
a round table of agate and cornelian, with
its salmon-bordered green cover.
Nothing lasts forever. The top of the
table was loosened by the hard use it got,
so I took a punch, drove in the eight-pen
ny nails below the surface, added a few
screws, puttied them over, and pasted mar
ble-paper checkers over the top. Then it
was a really handsome table. It has had
hard usage since, but bears it all; and
tho checkers want renewing, which will
make it worth more yet.
My watch is thirty years old. It is
one of those thick silver levers which
some poor wits call “turnips.” It has
been several times suggested to me that I
might exchange it for a thin modern gold
watch, which wears easier in the pocket.
When I do, you may set me down for a
barbarian ! No, the best gold and jewel
ed “hunter” in existence would not tempt
me to swap. The watch marked the time
when my children were born, and the re
cord is set down in the family Bible; it
has ticked in their ears when they could
only speak by laughing at it and kicking
up their heels. It has marked the bouts
whop the doctor’s medicines were to be
given, and counted their pulses when they
beat low at midnight, and the heart ached.
It has made many records that are fast
sealed up—to be opened oaly when anoth
er time comes. ,
Twenty-seven years have passed singe
my wjfe and I went out one evening and
bought a tea-kettle. The fitting of the
lid w,as a little imperfect, so that the es
cape of steam shook it, and caused a pe
culiar noise, nearly enough resembling the
chirping of some insect to Suggest the
name by which it has been known in the
family for a long time—“our cricket;on
the hearth.”
Like tho table and the watch, the ket
tle has been adding dividends to its capi
tal every day sijjc*. Its first purchase,
and, though nothing hut iron, it ootfld
nut be bought for its weight in silver. It
has sung so longed regularly and .cheer
fully, that not only the kitchen,Lut the
whole house would be lonely it.
It has given ua its fragrant blessings,
morning and evening, and oome almost to
be regarded os a living and talking crea
ture. * *
It is never a good fortune that sells
rffioh old friends wmt of the family, and
ttfkcs in new ones that have no history,
and no tofiguo. In all changes that have
so far taken place, I have kept these
silver bowls unbroken, and surely no
change, in the future shall break tbdm.—
Century. ■ • A-iVvV>: -
" Manufacture of Silk in Paterson-
The Daily JP&u, of Paterson, New Jas
sey,wnaims that town as the beadqaartkfr
of -the sift manufacture in America.—
1,026 hands* a*® 1 Bow*erhployed in its
mauUffgtnre, mostly females, whoso an
n*M pdjr s amounts to 1150,000. ’ Chil
dren of “very tender years are employ
od injhisjtork. fPfay lowest rate of
and fiseaHoffor dollars >to females, sad.
fdur sad five and a. half a,week to inks J
the wages being three dollars a
The silk consumed in Paterson factories
’ comes mostly from China and Japsa.—■
Japanese silk is admitted to M rather
better in appearance than the Chinese ais
ticle; but the latter has the advantago-as
respects body, being harder and tougher.
What ,is termed raw silk has, however,
really undergone one process; that of reel
ing from the cocoon, in which operation
from two to perhaphtea threads, each ap
parently as delicate aa Hat of the spader,
have been joined together‘without any
twisting, by mere agglutination. This io
done abroad.
On its arrival it is put up in large
skeins, of a dull white or yellowish color,
the cost being with existing rates of ex
change from eight to ten doUs*| per lb.
The first process in our manufacture is to
place it op toe winding machines and
transfer it tu bobbins, from twenty to
thirty of. these usually being on a single
machine. It is then cleaned , being mad*
to pass over the edge of a knife, for the
purpose of taking off bits of tow and ethpr
Curb job Corns.—A correspondent
writing from Ohio, who has suffered much
from corns, gives the folk wing, Which he
regards as an infallible cure, having tried
it himself with complete success: -y.
Pare the corn as close as you oan, then
get a piece of India-rubber cloth, about
the twentieth of an inch thick, the pure
india-rubber is the best, but that made of
cotton will do, and where the corn is on
one of the toes, make a stall of it, or there
it is on another part of the foot, sew it on
the inside of the stocking, and large
enough to cover the corn well. By. con
tinuing the application Atom four to six
weeks, and paring the corn as the callous
skin loosens, the corn will disappear.—-
The application of the rubber will give
immediate relief to the pain. The prin
ciple of the cure is to assist nature in re
storing the skin to its natural condition
Hackney Coachman.—A hackney
coachman, after putting up his horse in
the evening, took out the money ho bed
received during the day, in order to make
a division between his master and him
self. PThere,” said he,' “is one shilling
for master, and one for meand so on al
ternately, till an odd shilling remained.
Here he hesitated between conscience and
self-interest, when the master who hap
pened to be a concealed spectator, said,
“I think, Thomas, you may allow me the
odd shilling, as 1 keep the horses.”
*©*A gentleman said to one of his
sons, who used to stay in bed late in the
morning: “Your brother got. up .ibis
morning at five, o’clock, and found on the
sidewalk a purse of gold.” ‘‘Vow well,”
replied the la*y young man, “if the poor
fellow to whom it belongs hap remained
in till ten, bo probably would not have
lost it.ftonosUa OIL j -JHT
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PaT A short time since, as a well-known
master in a gram mat school was eenauritß
a pupil for theYblloees of his oompttitaNi- *
siott, and constHlidg-to Instruct EftnftPh
sum in practice, he said tJUf tta
price of a’penny bun always a penny T”
when Ihd boy r innoUrtrtly
sir; they solatium .two-Aw three half
pence When .they are 4*l*” ’ ~ ' :Ui
her A candidate for Auditor Of public
accounts was suddenly called upofe for ’ a
speech. . On iisiug, ho commenced, “®ot
tlemon, you pave called upon for a
few remarks} I.have none to
have ho prepared speech. Indeed, iam
no speaker j I do not desire to bea spank
er yl only want to bean auditor.” '
i(p If} h .♦ I. y i,...
r *for “Julius, didyou attend dh, last
meeting ob de Abolition Debating &ome
ty?” “Tea, sir.” “Wen, whetWaa dfl
first ting dat came up before the house?”
de bouse?

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