--Yesterday was one of the dog-days, notwithstanding the reign of Sirius is past.
The dog-catchers were out betimes, spreading their nets to capture all sorts of curs, of high and low degree, paying no regard to the nursery doggerel, which advises us to let dogs delight to bark and bite, for 'tis their nature to. We have never observed any diminution in the volume of midnight howlings after these forays of the dog police, and it is more than probable that the innocent are frequently made to suffer for the guilty.
It is a pitiable sight to see the imprisoned animals looking sorrowfully through the bars of their cage as they move on to the place of execution.
The captive Yankees
, gazing wistfully from the windows of our tobacco factories, do not excite so much commiseration in the humane breast.