Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon, March 20, 1862, Page 1

Newspaper of St. Mary's Beacon dated March 20, 1862 Page 1
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An Art Entitled, An net to antemd aertiom tiro hundred avd tint of art trie, thirty of the I'mb’ of EulJir (re nr ml Jxi tct. relat ing to ('rimer and Eunithmenta by de fining Treason, and prodding for the jmnithaicnt of Treason and other kin dred ojfenee*. 11* it enact ed by the General Assembly of tMarylaiid. That section two hundred and two. of article thirty, of the Code of Public General Laws, be and the same in hereby repealed, and that the following be enacted and inserted iu said Code in lieu thereof, to wit: Section 2 (1*2. Bub-Section I. If any person shall levy war against this State, ur shall adhere to the enemies thereoj whether foreign or Joiuesti~ giving them aid or comfort within this State or else where, and shall l*e thereof convicted on confession in open court or on the testi mony of two witiicsaes, both of them t the same overt act. he shall suffer death or he sentenced to coufiuoment in tb penitentiary for not less than six nor mr. than twenty years, at the discretion of the me- _ . . f-i,- ”*s Sub-Sec. 2. If any person shsll provide or procure money, goods or other proper ty or effects (other than munitions o) war.) to be used in the levying of wai against this State, or iu giving aid or com fort to the enemies of this State, within this Slate or elsewhere, and be convicted thereof, be shall be sentenced to impris onment in (ho common jail of the county or city wherever he may be convicted foi • a torn) not exceeding six mouths or to s fine not exceeding five hundred dullais, at the discretion of (he court; and if the pro perty or effects so provided nr procured consist in part, or in the whole of muni tions of war. the jerson so providing or procuring such munitions of war shall on eouvictiuu thereof he sentenced to con finement iu the penitentiary fur a term not less than six months or more than two years, or to a fine not less than one hundred nor more than' five hundred dol lars, at the discretion of the court, ami in any nnd every ease the money, goods, property or effects so provided or pro cured shall be forfeited to the use of thi S to. Sul-St c. 3 And whereas experiencr h s shown that evil minded persons arc di-poied to commit the offences specified iu this sub-sretioD foi the purpose of pro moting rebellion or war against this Stale; therefore. Be it enacted. That if any person or persons shall willfully, and for the pnr posc of promoting rebellion or war against this State, burn or destroy any bridge, viaduct, culvert, structure, rails, ferry boat or other property belonging to and being part of any highway ur railroad within this Slate, or engine, car vehicle or property belonging to or used or em ployed upon anyi ailruad within this State, or shall destroy any dam, lock, abutment, towing-path, wastc-wcir or feeder of any canal, or any boat, vessel or other proper ty belonging to, or used, or employed thereon, within this Slate, evtry such person upon conviction thereof shall be sentenced to undergo confinement in the penitentiary tor a term not less than two or more than six years, or to a fine of not less than five hundred, nor more than two thousand dollars, iu the discretion of the court. Bub-section 4. That if any person or persons within this Stale shall bold any i secret or public meeting, or unite with or! belong to any secret club or association. I known by him or tb< m to be intended to 1 effect, promote ur encourage the separa tion or secession of this State from the l Government or Union of the United States, or to effect. promote or encourage the im-oqswatiou or uirim of this State with the so-called Southern Confederacy, everv such person upon convict ion there, of, shall be so e ced to confinement in the penitentiary for a term not Ins than two no? more than ix years, or to a fine of not less than five hundred or more than three thousand dollars, at the dis cretion of court. Bub-Section 5. If any person shall con spire ur combine with others to levy war against this State, or to give aid ur com LEONARD TOWN. HD.. THURSDAY M(>tt6SfeK MARCH 20.18G8. mmm mm— -- ——- | fort to the enemies thereof, whether fur- 1 sign or domestic within this Slate or else- ( where, and be convicted thereof be shall; be sentenced to confinement in the pent-, d tentiary for not Icm than two years nor, at more than six years, or to i fine not a j exceeding fire llmu—| dollars, at the discretion of the enirl. a Sub-Sec 6. That if with intent to pro- a ; mote rebellion or war against this Stain,J a ! or to give aid and comfort to the enemies' I J thereof, any person shall attempt to bora ■ or destroy, oi any person shall attempt or 1 fa conspire with others to burn or destroy I . any bridge, ferry-boat, viaduct, culvert, ' i structure, rails or other property, belong- ! t< ing to or being part of any highway or s railroad, or any engine, car, vehicle or | j other property, either belonging to, or | * used, ur employed upon any railroad, f within this State, or if any person or per- d son?: shall attempt, or conspire with others 1 •j to destroy any dam, lock, abutment, tow-: i j ing-path, wastc-wcir or feeder of any! I j canal or any boat, vessel or other t j property. belonging to, or used, | a .or employed thereon, within this; t State, every erson so offending, op- ' a on conviction thereof, shall be sentenced ' ’j to confinement in the penitentiary, for a, 1 ’' term not exceeding three years nor less {i ' than one year; or fined in s sum not more ! < than two thousand nor less than five hun dred dollars, in the direction of the court. 1 J Sub-Sec 7. That if any person or per- i i ■ sons shall willfully attempt or conspire to i betray, yield or deliver to any person or B persons in rebellion against tbe govern t meut of this State, or to their emissaries, 1 i aiders or abettors, any ship, vessel or I j-teamboat within this State, every person V | sj offending shall, upon conviction thcre * of, be sentenced to confinement in the * penitentiary, for a term not exceeding n three years nor less than one year; or ’: fined in a sum not more than two thou -1 sand nor less than five hundred dollars, ‘ in the discretion of the court. '* Sub-Sec. 8. Bt; it enacted, if any per '* son or persons in this State shall know- • e ingly display to public view what is com-' r monly designated tbe Secession Flag, j u with a view and intent to excite seditious j * or shall during the present re- j '‘hellion against t lie government of the j * United States, and without the consent of i the government of the United States, offer | r inducements to any minor, or other per- 1 ' son, to abandon his home or place of tern-j ■ porary residence, for the purpose of going j * into any of tbe States in rebellion, or shall I ~ furnish to any minor, or other person, j } money, clothing or conveyances of any, r kind, for tbe accomplish men t of any such | I intended sbjecl. although tbe same may j * not have been effected, each one of said j ' offences shall be deemed evidence of dis-1 ' loyalty, and shall be in law a niLdetnean- ! * or and punishable by a fine of not less; r than fifty dollars or more than one hun- | II dred dollars, in the discretion of the - * court; and in case of non-payment of the 11 fine and costs of suit, the person or per u sons convicted of a violation, of this sub i% section, shall be imprisoned in the county ' or city jail, where tbe offence is commit-! 1 | ted, fur not less than thirty or more than ’ ! sixty days, in the discretion of tbe court j " before whom tha case was tried. *■* r Sub-Sec. 9. If any person within this \ I Stale, shall seduce, entice, or persuade any 1 r ' other person to commit any one of the j i offences which ire by the several sub * sections of this section prohibited, and I ~ such offence be committed, the said per ’ j son who so seduced, enticed, or persnad- , i ed. shall on conviction be sentenced to 1 r . suffer such punishment as the person com-! * ■ milting said offence, would be liable to r | suffer as a punishment for the crime so; i ' j committed by him. •! . Sub-See. 10. If any person within this i ' State, shall attempt to seduce, entice or; ' 1 persuade any other person to commit any ! i 5 j of thu offences, which by the several sub- • i 'sections of-this section are prohibited.: I ’ J thougli such offence has nut been com-! j milled, and shall be thereof, he | shall be sentenced to confinement in tbe i penitentiary, fur not loss than two years I nor nmre than four years, or to a fine of t , not less than five hundred nor more than t two thousand dollars, In the discretion of, i the court. Sub-Sec. 11. And be enacted. That 1 the proceeds of all fines arising out of the 4 execution of the provisions of this act. af ter all necessary expenses incurred upon c their collection are paiid. he and tbe same | ; are hereby set apart and appropriated as a e | portion of the military fund for tbe relief 1 'of the families of the Maryland volunteers, s | residents of this State at tbs date of tbeir n enlistment. |j Suh-St-c. 12. If anv of tbe offences n ! within detcribed, shall have been com- i milled before this act goes into operation, 1 ii | the same shall be punished according to.iy tbe law existing at the time of the eem- h mission thereof. £ Sub-Bc. 13 And Im it enacted. That . it shall he the doty of tbe judges of the s courts, having criminal jurisdiction within w this State, to give this act in charge to w tbe Grand Juries of tbeir respective courts, , •* term of tbeir court. tl Sub-Sec, 14. And bo it enacted. That et this act shall take effect from and after the i . 15th day of April next, after the passage yi hereof. j c ; w - W —• —' AH EVERY PAT TRAGEDY. 'A r S The stormy December, night wm dosed t Isrkly ever tbe city; tod tbe rapidly dc- j t icending snow iMWsR|i fill tbe air with t i wildernees of wbirHwg white plumes. 4 But Mrs. with its lux* irious appointment and ebeerfal fire f \ 1 teemed almost like a bit: of suraanfc. lights tad warmth-in tba addrt-wf ibis dreary | December twilight Ellen Hope, tbe nale young seamtreas. bad just folded up the costly satin dress on < which she bad been working all day. and was putting on her faded brown bonnet ] to depart, when Mrs. Trevor herself iwcpt in. “What! going already, child 7 Be t rare and come early to-morrow morning,: i for lam in a great harry about that i dress” 1 1 “Yes. ma’am.” said Ellen, still linger-, ing, however, as if she expected some thing more. But Mrs. Trevor vent on : to.sing over the trifles on tbe centre-table, { as if in eager search for some misring toy*, and after a minute's hesitation, she added: “If yon please, ma’am, I am in a great harry this evening—would it be conve nient for you to pay ms for tbe day’s work now ?” . “Not to night, child !” said Mrs. Trc-, vor, turning sharply around ; “yon aet as I though you imagined 1 was going to cheat | yon out of your wages! Perhaps I may give it to you to-morrow, but don’t annoy ; me now . An expression of keen disappointment came over the girl’s face, but sbo turned sway and left the room without a word, while Mrs. Trevor continued ber seat eh, throwing the gleaming jeweb and costly alabaster ornaments hither amd thither i with reckless haste. Apparently the investigation w;s vain | for at length she sprang buriedly towards | the door, as if to eall baek Ellen, and ; then remembering that tbe girl had been | gone some time, she stopped, and stood two or three minutes in deep thought. Mr. Trevor was sitting before the; drawing-room fire, a red silk handkerchief | thrown over hb bald head, and his slip- j pered feet poised on the fender, in blissful ; enjoyment of the evening paper. On the | inlaid table beside him, stood a cut-glass decanter containing dark red wine, and in j one band he held a tiny engraved goblet,! half full of the same rosy liquid. Iu short. Mr. Trevor was taking solid com fort after tbe * 'fitful fever” of a day in Wall street. , “Well, roy dear,” said the gentleman, lasily, as his better half’s footstvp cros sed the threshold, but as be glanced up and caught the peculiar expression of her i countenance, he set down the unfinished i draught, exclaiming: “Good heavens I Sarah, what is the matter Y * “My diamond ring, Charles--the soli taire diamond, you know ” “What of it?” “It is gone—stolen—and I have too much reason to think that Ellen Hope has taken it.” “Nonsense, my dear,” said Tievor, who j had risen and begun to pace up and down 1 the room. “I would as soon suspect your- j self of such s thing! Why, Ellen is ih-1 uoccnce and purity itself!” “Bo / always thought—so I should have! said.” answered Mrs. Trevor; “hut the ( diamond ring lay on the table in my bou doir this morning; two of tbe servants saw it there also—and now it is gone.— Ellen is tbs only person besides myself who has entered the room since, and I ob- ‘ served that she was unusually perturbed i when she went away. Charles, lam sure that she hat taken it I” Trevor walked up and down the apart ment vi’h harried, angry footsteps--his wife leaned against tbe mantel, patting her tiny satin alipper on the floor, and awaiting his final decision. “I am sorry for Ellen—very sorry.” ho ( said at length,'with a fevered flush on bb. i bald forehead; “but that ring was worth a thousand dollars. Search the premises thoroughly, once more—and if tbe trinket it not found—” “Well ?” “I will notify the police at once !’. .I j a woo a , “A thief, Mrs. Trevor? am I suspect- ] ed of stealing!” • ; ( Ellen Hope bad tamed ss white, as ash- < es. as she stood with clasped hands and di | lated eyes iu the narrow little room where < the dwelt. It was small, bwt very, very < neat, with its tiny white bed and the mus- ;, tin curtain looped away from its one case-; i meat. “Gentlemen,” said Mrs. Trevor, turn-: i ng to tbe police oflbers, “proceed with t your search, and in ease it b fruitless, 1 et the law take Its course. Come, t Charles.” . I f She took her husband’s arm and glided ; § talmly from the room, heedless of the g rihl burst of sofas that broke from the ■ s rounded depths a# the young girl’s heart, ii

**Barah. I don’t reallv tbiah she took ( ) be bauble,” said Mr. Trevor, pausing tin- d •sily on the staara. a “Nonsense—was it spirited away ? Are on willing to boo a thousand hilau rath- sJ T than detect a thief T” ; u “Well, larah.’ soid the husband, pas-’ nng onward, “if it ever should transpire' that we hale been mistaken. I shall foel 1 ss if we has a cnasl barbarous thing this day J"{ *>4 ♦ ♦ * ♦ * exdaimed Ms.] 11.3. -wwne sbe was glancing Jji! , ri , luiiii'ii ai d ileiiv-/*.-. “Poor rar toe committed sui cide—poisoned herself last night!” Mrs. Trevor was more shocked thsn she liked to own—she turned very pole. “Poisoned herself?” “Yes—the paragraph goes on to state that ‘ahe was driven to the act by starva tion and misery, never having been able to obtain employment since she figured as : the defendent in a certain disgraceful trial ; for theft, about two months ago.’ Poor! poor child I Sarah, I never shall forgive , myself for the part I took in that affair.” ' “If I had supposed she was iu such destitution, I would have sent her some j relief.” said Mrs. Trevor, thoughtfully,! “I am very sorry, though there can be no doubt but that she stole the ring, although it couldn’t le proved.” Mr. Trevor went to look at the wasted corpse of Ellen Hope, as it lay stretched on tbe little while bed in the narrow | room. The pale, pretty girl had always been rather a favorite with the kindheart ! ed, childless old man, and there was a ; nameless pang at his heart, as he stood , there, looking down on the marble fore head and waxes eyelids of tbe young sui cide. Aud when he went away, the at tendants marveled to find a spray of cream white roses, just-blossoming into fra grance, laid iu tbe lilly bauds that were < crossed so meekly on the girlish breast I i A mild afternoon in April—the sky j blue and flecked with soft islets of floating j cloud, and Mrs. Trevor’s flowers exhaling ' a perfect sea of sweets around ber! Tbe | door opened—it was her maid with a mes sage aud a little parcel. “If you please, ma'am, a gentleman , just returned from China left this from I Mr. Nctille, he says.” j Hubert Neville was Mrs. Trevor’s fa i vorite nephew—a wild, harum-scarum j fellow, full of fun and life, who had star ; ted for China on some official appointment, j the very day—how well she remembered | the dale!—that suspicion first overclouded poor Ellen Hope’s life! Bhe threw aside the unopened packet, and eagerly broke the seal of tbe letter. “My dearest aunt,” it ran, “pray don’t blame me any more than 1 deserve for what, after all, was a mere act of Neville carelessness; and I have been un j easy almost about it ever since. You rc ; member ihe day I came to bid you good bye, your showing tuc a diamond solitaire ring, aud my laughingly comparing it to one of much less value, which I niystlf wore? Think of my being thoughtless enough to wear both the rings away on my finger, aud never discovering my mistake until fifty miles of blue sea rolled between me and my borne ! 1 know you must be very anxious, so I send the diamond to , you by very good friend of mine, who is lon a homeward bound craft which passes | our shi; this morning. Moral —Don't : trust valuable jewels in the irreverent I paws of a careless young scape-grace ' again! Lore to roy uncle; will write again soon! Your affectionate nc -phfW, Ilf BERT. Mrs. Trevor threw down the letter, and tore open the package with fingers that trembled sa violently that sbe could hard ly unfasten the securing seals. There it lay, trembling in the Tight like a great drop of golden water—the diamond ring whieb had been the death warrant of poor Ellen Hope! With a piercing scream, she fell back insensibly on tbe spfit—but it was all too! late for the young victim, who had passed for beyond fne reach of earthly restitution | or amends, into the land where Goo is eternally just! THE NEW STAY LAW. Sec. 1 And be it enurtnl Ity the Gene -; rul Attend ig if Maryland, That tbe Sev-| euteenth chapter of the Public General | Laws, passed at a .special session of iher General Assembly of Maryland, held • on the twenty-sixth day of April, eigh teen hundred and sixty-one be amen ded and extendad beyond its present, duration, so ss to operate a further stay of execution on the conditions iu the follow ing sections prescribed : Bee. 2. And be it enadetf That as to all judgments ur decrees or orders for the payment of money rendered or to be rendered by any court or justice of, the peace of this State, and upon ail powers to sell, contain**! iu any mort-' gage, and on all decrees for sale of mort- i gage property, there shall be a further i Way of execution, after the period lists- * | tied ij smd aet, until the first day of;; November next; aud on condition the ! lebtor then pay all the interest theni iccrued and cant*, and au installment \ if one-fifth of the whole debt, there I hall be a stay of execution for four | i uoaths thereafter, uhcu, upon |tarmeot 3 ' • iSpk w— w of tha interest then doe, and a second >0 instalment of one-fifth of lU originat'd debt, there shall ho stay for four * months thereafter ; and npoo the nay- tl meat of tho interest then due, and a 1 third installment one-half of the balance a of the original debt at the expiration- ( of that time, there shaft he a farther 1 **7 ~ f - tbe 4 expiration of which lime VneenßA bal- % sues of said debt, with interest, and c costs accrued after tho first payment s shall have been paid; provided, however, 1 a that if the debtor should fail to pay tbe. t first or any aubaeqnent installment at tbe time, or in the manner, and to f the amount above set fourth, he shall j forfeit all benefit of this act, and exe- j cation may issue as to the whole or 1 any balance of tbe debt, with interest and | | cowls then duo. 1 1 Sec. 3. And be it enacted. That dur- , . ing the continuance of this act, judgments < ' rendered by justices of the peace within ■ any of the counties of (his State shall 1 jbe liens upon the~real estate of the dc- 1 ! fondants in said judgments from tbe i j time of their being recorded, as herein- , after provided for, upon their being fil- 1 ed with the clerk of the circuit courts 1 jof the several counties of the State in : which the drfoudeuts shall reside, sod ! record kept for that purpose, for which ' tbe clerk shall receive,twenty-five cents in each case, but the lien of said judg ments shall not be considered as prior. to judgments rendered in the circuit ! courts of this State at the term of raid * court next succeeding the filing of the judgments rendered before a justice of the peace, as aforesaid, but shall be ; considered only equal aj liens to them, t j Sec 4. And he it enacted. That the se curities provided for as to mortgage of j personal property, and also the immuni-1 : Ity of tl.e lieu ofjudgmentj iu the 2nd scc ; tion of the original act referred to. shall * ! apply to all cases covered by this set ; j - aud that this act shall nut apply to , debts contracted after the tenth day of 1 1 May next. 1 ' Bee. 5. And le it enacted. That the i period allowed by this act, and raid act. ■ 'of 1801, chapter IT, shall not be com-; 1 puted as a portion of the three years; • within which an execution may issue on , , any judgment in decree to which tbe j I. stay uf execution provided for by this act, | 1. or the said act of 1801, chapter 17, is ap- i ! plieable. , j Sec. G. Andle it enacted. That where ' any execution had been levied upon ’ personal property at the time when raid i :,act of 1801, chapter 17, went into ef- 1 f feet, and sale was stayed under such 1 > | execution by said aet. the officer serving - said execution shall not be held responsible . - for said properly, unless h shall have ta i i ken aud held said property in his actual 1 possession. fj Sec. 7. And be it enacted. That noth-i 1 ing in this act, or the art of which j this is amendatory, shall apply to judg -1 ment* or decrees rendered iu favor of ; the Slate, or iu any way affect, limit ;or restrain attachments on warrant or I > judgment against the lands, goods and i chattels, rights and credits of nou-rcsi -1 idents or absconding debtors, as prac ticed under existing laws. Sec. 8. Ami It it enacted. That noth ing contained iu this act, or the raid ' ! act of which this is amendatory, shall | be construed to prevent the sale of any j | real or personal estate under any de-! ' cree or order heretofore passed, or that ' rosy be hereafter passed upon a “credi tor’s bill,” where all the parties to the { eaiue wherein such decree ur order has been or may he passed shall agree to such sale, by consent in writing, to be ' signed by said parties, or their attorney ;or attorneys, ami In case any of said { ' parties may be infante, by the guardian j or guardians of each infanta, aud to he fil led in such eau.*e. See. 9. Anti be it enacted. That this act shall take effect from the 10th day of; May next. j The Debt-Payer an Honorable Man I Talking of soefa concerns, it ia a theory ,rf ours—baaed upon experience—that aj 1 j man’s character may be rtod if we can as- ! I certain how be conducts himself in refer-1 1 ! euce, especially, to his little iudebtedues- ! sea—leaving the larger to take care ef J themselves. In polities, Jefferson’* for- I mula is comprehensive enough—“is he c , honest, is be capable, is he faithful to tbe ; a Constitution ?”—but it. private, ascertain, i | if you can. "whether he pays bis debts < u when he has the money,” mil you mill perhaps know enough for your guidance. If he does not, it is certain, at hmst. that there is a screw l<*oae somewhere ; sod *' it is for you to determine how far such looseness affects the wbdc fab- * rie. But if, on tbe contrary, a debt ’ unpaid is a discomfort and Sit uucssi- fl news, from which spontaneously he is dis- < posed to relieve himself, bar ih* Co place P yourself iu such hands. Tha axis ef this man’s revolutions is trot ; and ft may be inferred, we think, that aUthe meehaaism 1 01 works well; for whew there is a disposi- •• *i tion to go wrong, in almost sny direction. ! r* it is generally >hown early m the axis pi aforesaid, (lave no frith in that rpecies t m * vrTw ■Wl'. L—Mil... I . rw a# "whole-eon led fellow,” and that amt f tkiaf —It it all lOMeui, and worst Iks a nonsense, leading la a belief tbal honesty am ud honor may be dispensed with, amir I tbal a&ction mad esteem msj b* secured without them. Is be “j — *a ’ wW todies and, cntatlini^tf self upon money which really Mbljr other people ? And is that a “whole- 1 soul” which while the washerwoman pines and suffers for want of that which is dne ta her the individual with the * 'whole* sonl.” goes flaunting about in gay attire from caransal, and from one place of en joyment to another? Hare no foith in it; and neither suffer yourself to think well of those who have fine houses, fine furniture, and parlies, and are slow to pay for them, and slow likewise in paying for other things. Depend upon it that this opcobeartednoM, as people call it, and would have yon admire, is all selfiahne**. narrowness and dishonor—selfishness, the most intense—so intense that when its own gratification is concerned, it can deny it self nothing, no matter how duty may re monstrate. He is a much better follow than all these, who goes threadbare and refuses indulgence until be can stand square with the world, though reckless profusion may deride him as mean ; for yea way rely upon it that he assumes no responsi bility except from a wall founded belief that be be able to meet them. He ie the roan (bat pays his debts, if a possibility exists of paying them ; and we strongly incline to the conviction that a debt-pay ing man is one of the best members of so ciety, and that be should thus be honored. Let us all, then, “pay our debts.”— J. C, Xeal. \ j A Markuok a Hunded Years Ago The following extract from the Gentle, j Magazine, for 1750, may not be un interesting to our readers; “Married in June. !7no, William Pon : kin, a considerably farmer, of Great Ton ( sen, (near li<*hbury.y in the county of | Northumberland, to Miss Kleanor Shottcn, ■■“ agreeable young gentlewoman, of tlic 'fame place. The entertainment on (his occasion was very grand, there being pro vided no less than I*2o quarters of lamb, 44 quarters of veal, 20 quarters of mattes, a great quantity of beef, 12 hams, with suitable number of chickens. Ac., which was concluded with eight half anklers of brandy, made into punch. 15 dozen of t cider, a great many gallons of wine, snd 90 bushels of malt made into beer. Tbo company consisted of 559 ladies and gen tlemen. who were diverted with the music ot 25 fiddlers and pipers, and the whole was concluded with the utmost order and unanimity.” * —t — „ There is not, in my opinion, a mro pleasing and triumphant consideration i-j religion than those of the perpetual pro gress which the soul makes towards tbo perfection of its nature, without ever ar- * riving nt a period in it. To look upon the soul as going on from strength to strength, to consider that she ia to shiiiu I forever with new accessions of glory, and | brighter to all eternity; that she will U still a Min * vir ue to virtue, and knowl edge to knowledge, carries in it soon thing | wonderfully agreeable to that ambition I which is natural to the mind of men. Nay. it moat be a prospect pleasing to God Uiiii -1 self, to see his creation forever beautify ing in bis eyes, and drawing nearer to llmi. by greater degress of resemblance. —AilJUuk. The Race ton Voi.esteering.—ln ob jecting !<■ the drafiing of citizens, as urged by Gov L'leher, of V*., en masse, tie? Hicbmond Whig remark* that “the ragu for volunteering is greater than it has been since the beginning of ihc war,” and adds: “ There will be no want of men, without any extraordinary legislation, if they can only get arms, and leaders to conduct them against the enemy.” Henpecked.—“ Are you not alarmed at the approach of the king >f terror* ?” said a clergyman to an invalid. “O’ . was the reply; “I have been Hviin. six and Ibirtjf year* with the queen of terrori.; the king cannot be much worse ! write oar mercies in the dost, bir our afflictions we engrave in marile. ot! • memories serve us too well to rememl* r the latter, but we are strangely forgetful uf the former. HiJtup Hull. toM NDHiEi.—\\ by is a homely girl like a blacksmith's leather apron ? An*. Because she keeps off the ■PARKS. Why is a handsome woman like a pa ent printing press? Ans. Because she makes a sfrosy hw y.-eMmion. i&r Coffee is produced from a shrub. •r more properly, a tree. mildly fh.w IX to ten feet high; but when allowed to emain, though they are not near!? so ■rodmrtive when old. tbty wdl reach wenty-five feet.

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