[JUNE 21, 1862.
GRATITUDE/. A FERRY-BOAT INCIDENT.
■? Irascible Mendicant—" What ! only four cents among a whole boat-load of
YIZ ? '"' AH THEN, IT '& HARD TO MAKE A JINTLEMAN?S LIVING OUT b' THE LIKES OVr YIZ,
so it is!" / .,: ,.....;' ,- ': \ V • ■. .
A Modern Lunacy Foretold.
Billy—we refer to the Venerable Shake—
must have been a bit of a prophet, and must
likewise have alluded in an oracular way to
the great Southern firm of Floyd & Company, when he wrote; "We be men of good
government; being governed as the sea is,
by our noble and chaste mistress the moon,
•under whose countenance we—steal." Upon
the discovery of this remarkable passage,
we incontinently despatched Our Boy to
Mr. Grant White, the Uncommon Commentator, requesting a personal interview;
but up to this time,■ we have received no
answer to our polite invitation.
■ A Flippant Remark.
tl The Soul is the Man,,' said the Spiritualist, "lean go to the Central Park and
back, by mere volition, while to go and carry
my body.. ..my Fleshly Tabernacle. ...requires a horse, of which my Soul is independent. A horse is a mere circumstance.''
"Yes," murmured ;X., ^thoughtfully ; a
Circumstance over which I have no control!"
Our stipendiary ITiend, upon being asked
by a lady, the other day, whether he liked
babies, replied that he did not think them
very interesting until they are able to Stand
The Simile Holds Good.
"Aha ("said the Baltimore Lady, in glee,
"the Southrons went through from Front
Royal as one might go up trie lower Mississippi. .. .smooth sailing arid Sloping Banks,
,eh?'V:., :;;-.':/i / ■'". ■":. t v\: ',_
, . " Maybe, Madame,' 'replied XV, " but you
must remember that when you go. up the
river a little way, you come to a Series of
Bluffs?" •■ , '"'... '■'■.";
■ A Serious Difference.
Up in the North, here, we depend a good
deal upon General Scott ; while, down in
the South, there, they, seem; ito depend
altogether upon General Scoot,
STARTLING FROM THE t NATIONAL CAPITAL.
We have just received the following officious despatch by clam-
boat express; ,.. , ''";-',
.Reluctant as we are, in general, to vouch for the truth of conflictingrumors,in^tllis instance we have every' cdrifidence in the
receipt of tie intelligence below, both because we have received it,
anfd bedause it-is in our possession.
/ -<, ' ' • \ National Observatory, June 12.
Dfear Y: F.—From my elevated condition—:beg pardon,11 mean
position, I have just become cognizant of a startling episode in the
grand military drama now progressing. •"■"*
1 Nothing less extraordinary in fact, than that General McDowell
has again occupiedWashington City! .. •
The natural explanation of-this phenomenon is, no doubt, that
his occupation elsewhere is in the condition of the umquhile Othello's
of whom Mr. Williams (sometimes called Shakespeare by the
N. B. Speaking strictly, Genl. McD. as yet limits his occupation of our city to a mode*rate; sized room at Willard's ; but, as he
has occupied several other rooms in the same hotel, successively, ajb
intervals, during the past month or two, there is no saying how
long he will stop. He is evidently of opinion (and so am I) that,
" Occupation is the thief of time."
The President of Hayti seetns to be in a difficulty respecting the
appointment of a representative to Washington, now that his Republic has. been recognized as a nation by ours. He says, and with
some reason, that the appearanqe of a Black envoy at the White
House might prove to be a fruitful source for the pasquinade, the
epigram, the scurvy jest and thescurrUpus lampoon, and it is asserted in some quarters that4he intends nominatinga; white niah to ttie
position. I3utthere, again, a problem requiring &oWtion is to be
discerned. Would it not be incumbent on the United States to reciprocate with President ^eff&ard, by sending a gentleman of
color to represent us, in exchange for his white amJ>as^tdor ? The
question ii a very nice one—in a particular sense <of^he word nice—
and unless it can be settled by ^compromise we-cannot see the solutionof it. We. have but two modes of ^mpromise to suggest.
Mr. Horace Greeley, who would cprk^wejl, might beappointed to
the "office, with .Mr. Eph. Horn as Secretary of Leg^tiQn| pr, failing this arrangement, the place might be tendered to—--- really
we mustrbeg the gentleman's pardon, for not knowing his name-
but we mean to the Madagascar Albino at the Museum, who,
although white as Mr. Launt Thomp3on's "Trapper" at the Academy of Design, is, nevertheless, a " colored person" according to
the Southern code.
Sentiment by a Rebel Artilleryman.
" Some likes round-shot, some likes shells ; but for my part, I
prefers a Long Bolt."
A misanthrope whose criminal punning has brought his
parents' grey hairs in sorrow to the grave^ was yesterday heard to
observe that Jeff vDa vis's Coachman in his appeal to the benevolent, was after a Cheque Bain ! The police have been notified.