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Matrimonial. --The old saying that love and war hunt in couples, must be true. The convulsion now shaking the moral world, or that portion of it embraced on this continent, has not effected any revolution in the domain of Cupid. The blind god pitches in for his rights as strong as ever — in fact, a little stronger. Rev. Dr. Moore says that during the last year he married more couples than he had previously done in any one year during the course of his ministry. No doubt this has been the experience of other preachers, also. On inquiry at the Hustings Court office yesterday, we learned that the Clerk had issued during the present month twenty-one permits for his fellow-citizens to make themselves intensely happy or supremely miserable, as the case may be. It is fair to presume, as the month is not yet out, the number may reach twenty-five. It is eminently proper that marriages should be encouraged, and it affords a gratifying evidence of the healthy state of public opinion