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A hunchback of Toulouse met a man who had but one eye, very early in the morning.-- ‘"Good morrow, sir,"’ said the one-eyed man,‘" you have got your load on your shoulders very early."’ ‘" It is so early,"’ replied the hunchback, ‘"that I see you have only one window open."’

A rough fellow, whose knowledge of classical language was not quite complete, had been sick, and on recovering was told by his doctor he might take a little animal food. ‘"No, sir,"’ said he, ‘"I took your gruel easy enough, but hang me if I can go your hay and oats."’

Commodore Stewart has published a letter detailing the particulars of an interview held with Mr. Calhoun in 1812, in which that statesman predicted the present state of affairs.

A country paper says: ‘‘"A cow was struck by lightning and instantly killed, belonging to the village physician, who had a beautiful calf four days old!"’’

The New York Day Book says that out of fifty Democratic papers daily received at that office, not one is in favor of an invasion of the South.

An Irish laborer was accosted in New York recently and asked if he was willing to enlist. ‘"Yes,"’ said he, ‘"after I see some of you gentlemen's sons enter the service."’

The New York Day Book thinks the Northern army will get a terrible frying in the South this summer. The ‘"frying"’ weather has commenced.

The importation of dry goods into New York city for the last four months amounts to only fifteen millions, against thirty-six millions during the same months last year.

There is one honest paper in Detroit — the Free Press. It says: ‘‘"The popular voice is yet potential. Will it not arrest this cruel, bloody, fratricidal war?"’’

James Sheehy, arrested on Saturday, in Washington, for uttering secession sentiments, was released on Sunday evening by order of Gen. Mansfield.

It is stated that there are 15,000 members of the Golden Circle Knights in Baltimore, well organized and drilled for military duty.

John Bell, in a public speech last week, avowed his readiness to take his place in the ranks and march in defence of the South.

The wheat crop in the upper part of Loudoun county, Va., looks uncommonly promising. Corn planting is progressing rapidly.

Edward Dangerfield, Esq., died suddenly at his country seat, near Alexandria, Va., on Sunday morning.

Texas has made provision for large quantities of brass cannon and other arms, for the defence of the State.

The Massachusetts women talk of nothing but the ‘"gallant General Butler."’ He is a great hero — on paper.

Prince George co., Va., has appropriated $5,000 for the volunteers and the support of their families.

The Portsmouth and Norfolk people manage to get fresh pine-apples and cocoa nuts, in spite of the blockade.

A man in New York has invented a steam gun, which, he says, will shoot 480 balls per minute.

It is the opinion of the doctor that the lawyer gets his living by plunder, while the lawyer thinks the doctor gets his by ‘"pillage,"’

A Northern spy was hung at Columbus, Ky., on Friday.

The ‘"Sons of Erin"’ are forming a brigade in New Orleans.

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