ciltn, blue-eyed, self-posessed young lady in u vil Inge "down Eaut" received u long c:ill llie other day from u jirving; old spinster, who, af'er prolonging her tny beyond oven lier own conception of the young lady's endurante Oiime to tho rnain qucstii)n wliich had biOL'ght her Uiither. ' I've been asknd a good manj times if yon were engaged to Dr. D. Now if folks inqniro igiiin whether yon be or not, hut simll I teil 'em l Uniik ?" " Teil them." answered the young lady, Öxing her blue eyes in nnblushing stcadiness upon the inquisitivo features of her in! terrogator, 'teil them that you think ! you don't know, and you are sure it is ' none of your businePH." jgg " ly dear Boratin, I had a verv invsterious dreain about you." "Whut" was it, deur?" "I dreamed thüt 1 saw you carried.up to heuven in n golden cfKiriot, surounded by angels jiothed in white and purplu. Whnt is that the sign of my dear?" " It isa eiign of a foul stomach, iny dearest," 27 A ííorihern editor predicts that "wool will bo a king." Frentice wants to know whether ha ineuns wool on tho back of u uheep, or wool on the head of the negro. jT:jr Congrese, during the recont session, anproprittted about $S00,O00000, including tipwnrds of $560,000,000 foi the army, and somewhat less tbao $100,000.000 for the nvy.