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A man lately made application for insurance on a building situated in a village where there was no fire engine. He was asked, ‘"What are the facilities in your village for extinguishing fire?"’ ‘"Well, it rains sometimes,"’ he replied, with great simplicity.

Dr. Richard Boyd, brother of the editor of the Clarksville Tobacco Plant, has been appointed Assistant Surgeon in the Confederate Army.

William Beaty, Esq., a well known citizen of Warren county, Va., died last week.

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