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mi j i 1-1 fvila « \7j i nWfl m y m 0 r. 'li $ k i NO. 50. GEORGETOWN, SUSSEX COUNTY, DEL., JANUARY, 19, 1860. VOL. 2. P0EÏKT, A WINTER EVENING SONG. The light is fading fast, love, And evening cold and gray Is the treading in the footsteps Of dying day. How brightly gleams the fire light, « The dancing shadows play, Like fairies at their revels, At close of day. I love to sit by fire light, ' And watch its fitful beams; And let my spirit wander To lands of dreams; To leave awhile the trials, The earthly carea of day, And soar with genial fancy Away, away. Then draw tho curtains close, love, And we awhile will sit, And watch the elfin shadows Around us flit, How sweet the bells are ringing A seft and mournful lay, As if a requiem singing For dying day! BONNIE BELL. Like two rosebuds crushed in snow, Are the cheeks of Bonnie Bell, Like the violets that grow 'Mong the daises in the dell Are her eyes—the star of night, Ne'er a mortal heart did swell "With such pure and fond delight As the eyes of Bonnie Bell! I Music trembles on tha lip Of the fairy Bonnie Bell; Oh! I'd give such sweets to sip, Wealth that Crsoaus ne'er conld tell I'would coin my brain and soul. Could the mintage bqy a spell That would waft me to my goal— Waft and win me Bonnie Bell! As the sound of silver fine, Is the voice of Bonnie Bell; Wit, like bubbles on the wine, Pure as pearls in ocean shell, Sparkle through her golden theme; Joyful as a marriage bell I could glide adown life's stream, In one boat with Bonnie Bell! A SKETCH. THE DEAD ALIVE—EXTRA ORDINARY COMBINATION OF CIRCUMSTANCES. The simple and truthful narra tives of porsonal and family advon ture often exceed in strange interest the fictitious stories of romance, and tho realities of common life, the vicis situdes and misfortunes of individ uals, may often be traced to a single circumstanco—-the first link in the chain of Providence by which all the other events in their lives may bo Baid to be suspended. The follow ing extraordinary combination of oircumstances is a striking exempli fication of these remarks; and we shall proceed to tell the story in a way as plain and simple as we can, only promising that although, for obvious reasons, the names ef the -parties interested, are not mentioned, the details are in every respect strictly true. Somewhere about thirty years • ago, at a place nearly twenty miles from London, a boy about eleven years of age was returning from sohuol with his sister. They were amusing themselves on the road by running after and touching each other alternately in their youthful 'glee. They had arrived at a large playground or green, and he had * "tigged" and touched his sister, and had given her a slap on the face, when she gave him a push w'..h her hand, whereby he was overbalanced, and ho fell into a large well behind; and, timid and amazed at his sudden disappearance, owing to her inad veitaut act, off sho ran. For some days a strict search in all directions instituted for tho boy, but with was out avail. Advertisements in the also resorted to newspapers were without effect; and the girl, bewil dered, doubting, and still hoping that her brother might yet make his appearance, or be discovered in some way, and on the other hand afraid that he might have perished in the well, refrained from explain ing to her relatives the truth. The consequence was, that as time wore on, she fell into a state of despon dency, but her friends could never ascertain the cause. In the course of some years she was married. Her family often kindly inquired, and even pressed her to say whether any thing was weighing on her spirit, but she could give no explanation; and it may be added, as it will naturally bo surmi sed, did not intend U>do so until her death-bed. In the meantime her brother, after having fallen as wo have described, into the well, and sunk in the water, rose again to the surface, and laying hold of some projecting brick or stones at the side of the well, called loudly for help. After some time a carrier, who was passing, heard the cries of the boy, and going forward to the mouth of the well, succeeded in rescuing him from bis perilous condition. When he had recovered a little, the car rier asked the boy the name of bis friends and where he resided, but he would not tell him, and said he bad no friends, but wished and would be glad to go along with him.— Through persuasion and entreaty the kindhearted carrier, thinking the boy an orphan, took him on along with him in his cart or wagon to London, and there gave him employ ment to run his messages. He af torward sent him to school, and thereafter to learn a trade; but be was a little wild in his disposition, and did not settle well to his em ployment. In the arrived of the discovery of the gold fields in Australia, and the carrier's son detei mined to proceed thorc, and as the boy expressed an anxious wish to accompany him, that wish was complied with, and he went out along with him. He was extremely prosperous, and wealth showered up on him. He acquired land and en gaged servants, and, in short, For tune was lavish to him of her gifts. But in the midst of his prosperity, ne began to think of home and of his early associations, and of how his beloved sister might think him dead, and as having been drowned in that deep well, and he determined on returning home to gladden them with his presence, relate to them his fortunes, and dissipate their fears concerning him. Having arrived in this country, he tried every means to ascertain where his friends lived, for they had removed from the home of his youth, and none in the neigh borhood could tell him where they had gone. After having made inquiry for a length of time, wilhout avail, it eo chanced that on one occasion ho went to England to see tho Queen passing, and, while witnessing tlie coitege, recognized, in tho features of a person present, one whom he had known in his boyhood. He went forward and inquired his name, which ho told, and mutual reconi tion tuck place. Then followed questions concerning Lis family, when it turned out that the friend whom he addressed had been mar ried to his own sister—to that sister who bad long been the subject of his waking dreams, and who had in his early years been the means, however inadvertently, of giving a direction to bis course and to his subsequent fortunes. He was further informed that his sister was at the Aime resi dent in Stirling, and it need scarce ly be said that bo immediately pos ted on to Stirling, where ho arrived .about the 13th or 14th of September last year. The meeting which en sued batween the long-parted sister and brother can only ' be left to imagination. The surprise, the con fiiotiug emotions, caused by the re appearance of a brother after such a long absence, under the circum stantes related, caused an indisposi tion, from which, we are glad to gay, she has now recovered. course of time the news ^©»Politics makes f, man as crooked as a pack does a peddler; not that they are sc awful heavy, neither, but it teacAes a man to stoop in the long run. THE WITS. It needs no guilt to break a hus band's heart. The absence of con tent, the mutterings of spleen, the untidy dress and cheerless home, the forbidding scowl and deserted hearth—these, and other nameless neglects, without a crime among them, have harrowed to the quick the heart's core of many man, and planted there, beyond the reach of cure, the germ of dark despair. 0, may woman, before that sight arri ves, dwell on the recollections of her youth, and cherishing the dear idea of that tuneful time, awaken and keep alive the promise she so kindly gavo. And though she may be the injured, not thé injuring one —the forgotten and not the forget ting wife—a happy allusion to the hour of peaccfal love—a kindly wel come to a comfortable home—a smile of welcome to banish hostile words—a kiss of peace to pardon all the past, arid the hardest heart that ever locked itself within the breast of selfish man, will soften to her charms, and bid her live, as she had hoped, her years of matchless bliss— loved, loving and content—the source of comfort and the spring of j°7 THE GREAT MYSTERY. The following beautiful passage is taken from Timothy Titcomb's, or Dr. Holland's, "Preaching upon Popular Pro®rb's," which the Springfield (Mass.) Republican is now giving to the woild: The body is to die; so much is certain. What lies beyond? No one who passes this charmed boun dary comes back to tell, agination visits the realms of sha dows—sent out from some window of tho soul over^jfe's restless wa ters, but wings Stir way wearily back with an olive leaf in its beak as a token of emerging life beyond the closely bending horizon.# The great sun comes and goes in heaven, yet bieathes no secret of the ethereal wildnerness; the crescent moon cleaves her nightly passage across the upper deep, but tosses overboard no message, and displays no signals. The sentinel stars challenge each other ns they walk their nightly rounds, but we caiuit no syllable ef their countersign which gives pas sage to the heavenly camp. Shut in! Shut in! Between this and the other life is a great gulf fixed, across which neither eye nor foot can travel. The gentle friend whose eyes we closed in their last sleep long years ago, died with rapture in her wonder-stricken eyes, a smile of ineffable joy upon her lips, and hands folded over a triumphant heart; but her lips were past speech, and intimated nothing of tho vision that enthralled her. The im ARTICLES OF DIET. The useful articles of diet are nu merous, and the commonest we have. As to the quantity required, the prize-fighter, who requires most, has thirty-six sides the innutritious portion which everybody swallows at every meal. For women, twenty ounces may suffice, though a large allowance is better. Healthy working men ought to have from twenty-fivo to thirty ounces. The greatest amount of nourishment of both kinds is con tained in flour, meat, potatoes and peas; milk, cheese, rice, and other grains, and sugar; while tea, coffoe, and cocoa are in great value in their way. Such are tho materials; but they may be so treated in the cook ing as to waste what is most valua ble, and preserve what is of the least consequence. It is possible to manage the making of a stew, so as to wash away the best qualities of the moat, and leave the vegeta bles hard, and drain away the thick ening, causing a predominant taste of smoke and salt. When Mis« Nightengale and her assistants un dortook to cook in the Eastern Hos pitals, they made a pint of thick arrowroot from one ounce of the powder, while in the general kitchen it toook two ounces to make a pint per day, be '■"lli • •: # the means pro st roads, they of thin arrowroot. It was the pro per boiling of the water that made the difference here. Again, two ounces of rice were saved on every four puddingsj when the nurse made the puddings-- Such incidents show that it is not enough to have the best materials for nourishment; they must be husbanded in tho prepara tion. It seems probable that, by sensible conduct all around, every body might command enough of the beat material ÿr food; and it is ocr tain that a very small proportion of the wives ofHJnglishmen know how to do justice to the foed they buy. — Harriet Martineau in once a Week. PRESIDENT'S REPORT. Office of J. k B. R. R. Com. To the Stockholders of the Junc tion k Breakwater Rail Rail Road Company : Gentlemen: —The Board of Di rectors take pleasure in announcing in their seoond Annual Report, the success that has attended your en terprise in the partial completion of the Junction & Breakwater Rail Road. The first division of the road be tween Harrington, on the Delaware Railroad, and Milford, a distance of eight and alialf miles, was finished for business, and formally opened on the seventh of September last; since which time it has been opera ted with Locomotives,-under a con tract with S. M. Felton, Esq., Pre sident of the Philadelphia, Wilming ton & Balt. R. R. Co., and lessees of the Delaware R. R., at a cost to the upper company for such services, of $17 per day, for two trains. Your Board thought it prudent in the commencement, to experiment with one train a dey, at a cost of nearly eleven dollars, and continued this for a brief period; but having entered into a contract for carrying the mail, and to secure a greater travel, we felt justified in ordering a second train, which was put on the 17th of October, at m an additional expense only of about seven dollars per day. The Board congratulate you on the completion of this division of the Road, and its successful operation thus far, and would add that they are encouraged to hip* that even a more favorable arrangement will be entered into for the future manage ment of the road. It is not deemed necessary at this time, so recently after the commencement of opera tions, to render a special exhibit of the receipts of the road, but to state for your satisfaction, that tho business done in passengers and freight has fully met the expecta tions of its friends, and clearly jus tifies the Board in saying that the road will, at least, be a self-sustain Like all other new and ing one. untried public enterprises, it must grow and strengthen with the business it makes, gathering for the daily sustenance, the fruits of. its own necessary development. Ex perience has demonstrated that when the proper facilities and accommodations are afforded, ready to meet tho ever-varying exegences of the times, then trade will be re: gulated in its adaptation to those avenues and channels of business. For the accommodation of passen ers, we have had constructed at lilford, a suitable brick building for a station house, aud a frame engine house, eufiiciently commodious to admit two locomotives, also turn tables, platform, &c., all of which, including graduation,.bridging, iron, fastenings, cross tics, joint-blocks, tract-laying, fencing, and engeuoer ing, with some contingent expenses, amounting to tho sum of $77040,17, which has been met in part by col lections upou stock subscription, (exclusive of that which has been subscribed for the extension to Georgetown) and payments antici pated until January, 1st 1861, out of the appropriation made by the State, in the act entitled "An Aot for the euconragement of Internal Improvements in the State of Dela ware," leaving a balance upaid, the exact amount of which we are not now able to lay before you, and for the liquidation of which your Board the fact regret they have ided. Unlike tiros hare managed to construct it unu sually cheap, and with little cosh in hand; but without any inconvenience of liens or mortgages to effect the credit of the company. For a more definite account, we' refer you to the report of the Trea surer, which is herewith submitted. The report of the Chief Engineer on final work of the first division of the road, his report on the surveys, ko. on the line of the second division, extending to Georgetown, are also respectfully submitted. To tho stockholders on the exten sion from Milford to Georgetown, the Board fsel under many obliga tions, for their liberal subscriptions and deep interest manifested in the enterprise, and are desirous of com plying with their wishes, by putting that portion of the road under con tract for graduation in the spring. Three lines have been surveyed by T. F. Tilghman, Esq., and estima tion made, with satisfactory maps and profiles, which are in the office of the company. /The middle or western line will doubtless be adopt ed, depending much, however, upon the additional subscriptions and right of way that may be tendered on the two linos in connection with the difference in the estimates in reference to such division. The construction of this portion of the road to Georgetown, while it is of much importance to Milford, is of vital interest to the people of Sussex, and when finished, must furnish a strong guarantee that the road will be extended to its ultimate terminus, tho Delaware Breakwater. In advancing the second division of the road, your Board that may be elected, in putting the same under centraet for graduation and ballast ing, will no doubt be governed by the available means at band, and I hope, will be able by prudent management, to provide for its com pletion. at no distant day, thereby pursuing the line of policy adopted in commencing the first division, and which has resulted in its suc cessful termination without any debt or obligation, as before stated, resting over it, to effect the credit of the company. By order of the Board, P. F. Causey, Pres't. DISTRESSING CALAMITY! Fall of the Pemberton Mills Building y at Lawrence, Mass .— Nearly Seven Hundred Persons Buried in the Ruins—Over Two Hundred Killed—Numbers Mortal ly Wounded or Mutilated Boston, Jan. 10.—The Pember ton Mills, at Lawrence, Mass., em ploying from four to five hundred operatives, fell this afternoon, bury ing nearly every person in the ruins. The mangled bodies are being taken out by the cartload. It is supposed that over two hun dred persons were instantly killed. [SECOND DESPATCH J Lawrence, Mass, Jan. 10, 9 o'clock, P. M.—The Pemberton Mills fell in suddenly at about five o'clock this evening, while from six to seven hundred operatives were at work. The mills are a complete wreck. It is supposed that from two to three hundred bodies are buried in the ruins. It is impossible at present to give a correct account of the loss of life. Eighteen dead bodies have already been taken out; twenty-fire mortally wouneed, and fifty in different stages of mutilation. The Agent of the Mills and the Measurer escaped by running from the falling building. It is impossible yet to tell the cause of the fall of the building. The scene beggars all description. Some two or more acres of ground are piled up with every description of machinery and the fallen ruin. Huge bonfires ifre burning, to afford light to some two or three thousand persons, who are working as if for their lives, to rescue the unfortunate, many of whom aro begging to be released fron their tortures by death. Every few minutes some poor wretch is dragged from his or her uttering the most heartrend ing cries while being drawn out with legs and arms crushed or torn to pieces. One man, who was shockingly mangled and still partially buried under the bricks, deliberately cut his own throat. The whole eity seems to bo in a state of mourning. Many of the friends of the victims are running through the streets, and with fran tic cries are searching the ruins. While others stand looking at the ruins, frigid with despair. Temporary hospitals have been arranged for those taken out alive. While the ruins wero being cleared away, a portion of the mills which were still standing fell with a terri ble crash, threatening death to all who were still alive in the ruins. Gangs of men, with ropes, are con stantly dragging out large pieces of the wreck which imprisons so many of the poor victims. Some of the rescuers were killed in their attompts to relieve the suf ferers. Sinco we left the scene of disaster, reports are constantly coming in ad. ding to the list of the dead and dy ing. Surgeons are coming in from every quarter. Everything is being done for the suffering victims. THIRD DESPATCH— TUE PARTICULARS. Lawrence, Jan. 10—11 o'clock P. M.—Tfle following details of the sad ovent have been collected. At about five o'clock this after noon the citizens of' Lawrence were by a cry of fiie, -which proceodod from the Pemberton Mills—about four-fifths of which had fallen into a shapeless mass, without the slightest warning to nearly eight hundred beings, who were thero at werk. Tho firemen of the city at once repaired to tho spot, and set at work to remove the rubbish. They soon reached some of the rooms, so that tho dead and wonnded were taken out as fast ns possible. A woman who has just been res cued, says there were some twenty five more in tho vicinity of the place where she was buried, who were still alive. AN ADDITIONAL HORnOR—'A FIRE BRO KEN OUT IN THE RUINS! About half-past nine o'clock to night a fire was discovered in the ruins. The additional horror, although somewhat apprehended, struck ter rer îuto the hearts of those who were before hopeful of saving some lives. Still the woik of removal went briskly on. Those near the place where the fire commenced were at the point of extracting a woman not badly burnt, but the fiâmes drovo them back, and she is supposed to bare perished. THE RUINS IN A MASS OF FLAMES. 12 O'clock.—Tho whole mass of ruins is now in a sheet of fiâmes. The screams and moans of the man gled victims are heard distinct;", but no power can save them. JJ@"If you will take care tL your child bas becoming, clean! , modest and respectable habits, unt.. ho is fifteen years old, you may then, in the language of one of tho seven wise men, strip hint naked, and Bend him among strangers. Habits once formed arc more inflex ible than bolts of steel or bars of iron. ggyFriendship does not consist in words, in great dinners, or un meaning smiles. Show me the man who will break his lust loaf with me, and I will call that man friend. Benefit of Helping Others.— When 1 dig a man out of trouble, tho hole that ho leaves behind him is the grave where I bury my own trouble. 13©»Society is something like a barrel of pork. The meat that's at the top, is sometimes not ns good as that which is a little lower down; the upper and lower ends are plaguy apt to have a little taint in'etn, but tho middle is always good. Ig©» Tho éditer of a paper in this State—the Sandusky Pioneer—has recently had a fine shirt collar pre sented to him, and is now waiting for Homo one to give him a shirt, so that he may be able to put tha col lar to somo U3e, saying that "at present ic is u perfect superfluity.