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't D if I dark spacious lor some S led lie fence tjhe She .ai j tn ,TZ /. UV-T-5* TH B o mi a c. 4M Stetetttehr ha® following chile lines aboat the gift» : l: .,ÜPV • • adriftT A crime He when and t>H Stone here, was the and of made after Ing was as ls the Vity »11 but fo* »t of ®f I God bless the girl a VT lioee golden cum Blend with oar evening dreams ; They haunt oar lives t »W They soothe oar pains, They £11 odr brains s< asau rtimj Ood bless tbs girts, i .„ , Usd Uses Um writ, 1 bless our human flowers. emu the lake Dismal Withd v fljrwin. m The wives are quite at deserving as end we submit the following : ■ God Uas ssr wives, They fill oor hives With little bass mid boucy ; They ease tits'i shocks, They mead our sacks, Bate—don't they spend the money I When we ore sick. They heal U9 .qUick— Is, If they do love us ; That A ir t, we die, And then they cry, , And Plane tomUtui** allure roguish girls Wilhlutinycurls,' may in fane f dream ; ljat wives-—true wives— Throughout our lives Are everything they seem. us. Of We ■■fiat, fof.fi.» fi, » A correspondent of the AW OrUan» Picayune, writing from Elizabeth City, North OJL H ,___ Dismal Swamp lies between tho Chaflapaake Bay and Albemarlo Hound, partly ip Virginia and partly in North Ca rolina, and extends about thirty miles from north to south, and ten or -twelve miles bread, sofld fit area is supposed to be about 150,000 acres. Its jp-owth is principally thojfiiniper, not dissimilar to the oodar.— The wood is soft, very durable, and much used in the manufacture of tubs, buckets and other vessels of convenience as well as rails^ but the principal p of this timber is made into shingles, which find a market through the canal, via Nor iainfti Other placés,' and has been a source ef profit te those engag edsnit. Thoetending «nfowteibf prat.; S ich exhausted, it haa been obtained jHtoMjMflÿy- by goiagMvenO fost.be low the surface, and disinterring trees that have fallen and been buried so lone that The for art fo t sprung tip and irrtain/tf ronsiderable «lie above them, Tho only ni-oeaa to this swamp is on roads made with lo«a. The akmgiec and lumber for other «we« are prepared in tho swanfp, and od out on these causeways, and it fokes a mule trained to the work to do it, aa if thnjr atop through the logs, which they oft jfo, and miss the roots, they go to the from. It is iaid that w many,peaces no foundation has been found with the longest pole. The hands who work in tho swfcmp take the fr rations for'a month or longer, and are tasked, all, overwork being paid for. It hae.'for yens previous to emanoi patten boon the resort of runaway slaves who, it Ji«e been said, took up their abode in tl^e wiWa, suWsti ng by working for those sent there by their owners, apd rais in this wilderness. A iniper has sprung up In has l t?n bo ing tta ick many as a 'j iaVir li efest si te tw : ta useful. They __ „ „ ....... smooth as n they had come from a lathe. They make splendid telegraph pole*, and 1 saw large quantities on the banks of the destined, T was told, for Europe, in many parts there is a think un wih bound together by the tangled vines—w^ere the serpent feeds and man hafi'^WÿÇpt trofl—there are various flowers ; among- the most beautiful of which is the ivy, with its rieh dusters, and the soarlct of the sarsaparilla, which, abounds in these dismal abodes. Fire, sometimes, in • long drouth, makes groat havoo in this swamp, not only laying waste its growth, but absolutely burning for several feet below the surface, the earth, which is a decomposed vegetable substance, leaving the roots of tho trees hare. A terrible conflagration occurred a year since, which mil tinted during the months of July, Ali gnât mai September, ly or quite rendered both the rond and tst- this swamp, whiiUj Albemarle Sound with those of the Chesapeake Bay. It is twenty-two mifodlhilg, -and, 'firith the ex eeptibn «fa slight angle ncar-tehe middle, is an air lüfre. On its banks there is a ve ry good road connecting this- place with Norfolk. The canal empties into Pasquo tank River m this State, and Eliznheth River In Virginia, about ten miles from Portsmouth. It was formerly navigable for «essais of sixty sad seventy tons, but has now not more than three feet of water. Two small propellers ply regularly between this and Norfolk, and there is still cojasid criroW trade sarried on throtlgh it. A pro ject is on foot by the company to make it a «hill channel. A survey has been made, and the estimated cost is $600,000. Tfiii eatiul iff supplied with water from Lakq Drummond, through a feeder three miles long, whfon enters about the centre and flmtir towar d« hath «ad», and is retained by stdne locks at convenient distances. The ciiÿily is likewise held in also a canal to Suffolk. . Lake Drummond is an oblong body of water .about fifteen miles in cireuinfereuee, and it is said that bottom has not yet been found in some port» of it. Hare H lies in silence in the bosom of this interminable sy*rei»W%iUhlt around the primoval for ests watch «v4,*«nlnre keeping. Jt soems be the most elevated part of the swamp, its waters flötr out at both end» to sup ply the canals. There is, therefore, a rnystqrT »bere it goto its supply at wdter. Some have suppoeed from suhterranrep springs. In my early days lake. In passing through the feeder the overhanging trees sad (tingled vines tortire ly shut out the rays of the sun, and when this beautiful and mysterious sboet of wa- I tas b and at «ne tim« ca oonneeta (htt waters Of the lake by a flflritotetéd W thé- hW there V to I visited thfc ter bultt Mdeuly up« tlfcjUH Wnfoas I had been groping my way through a dark and gloomy passage and entered ifl spacious saloon. In rein-did I look around lor the some familiar sound. The serene sky was led by the passing breeze, below ; while lie king-fisher sat perched upon a dead Umkwafokhig.fec si fence reigned, and solitude brooded over tjhe scene. Not even a hoot from the sol loore, vial on the Lake of the Where, all nightlong, flre$y in She padales her white canoe." habitation of man, or lüsten to catch ' It World" aiming f h pone doers, of (or to thé To Two city, adriftT ortMSIMS^sOfoéthmg fis follhw*: soOptfo. A man named Drummond had committed a »nd crime fur which he wW Sentenced to death. He made his escape and took refuge in this swamp, wfeH U rfiMmei ftp pome years, when he again ventured into civilization, and gave a very mysterious account of the l* 0111 Wonders of this lake and its quiet waters. H t>H reyealing its locality he was reprieved, feet Abodt ■fcm' »i ègnttl Steudtl i I Stone which marks the"North Carolina and Virginia line, which runs through this l n *t »warn». In, yea?« gone bv. hut in my re collection, a long building was erected bun. here, »art pf whioh was in eaeli State. It denses was kept as a house of aacomiuodatiDa for trawdlers, but was a Gretna Green, and session the landlordÖ^ A'XiBioffbfae Peace, I and duly authorized to solemnize the rites of dteili Mm pm. «ft W th * the'hymeneal knot been tiro, and tlm twain made one in th9,Nortb.ü»Miina end of thiB are house, and the young and happy couple, I after spending the night, returned, ! Ing at the law that forbid the marriage of One ladies under a certain'dee without the con- ances senurtparents or guardians. *The house way was recently burned, and a rude hut now occupies the spot. FU : -> Ht..' : UM bn There is some arable land and a small I village at each end of tbeeantl, and strange they as it may seem, persons on its banks are pht exempt from the diseases incident to this climate—chills and fever and bilious fever, from Thi* is thought to be attributable to the i n g water which they use, and which is obtain- to iiilrraCfiäl»fiUfrtiiiiiiii*nrr Vlh»mtw ls very highly colored, having much the appearance of being mixed with French mg brandy, and is strongly impregnated with with the roots ef the Juniper. The specific gra- as Vity of this water is much less than that elsewhere. It la 'not unpleasant to thei to taste, and those who useit become fond of It is considered. very eonAmivu to f»M ealth. Indeed, some years since—and it may Btill be stM-if Was used extensively by »11 naval vessels sailing from Norfolk on of*it longeruisas. U W»s not only more healthy that but kept purer than any other water, and fo* these reashna theft- sàp$ly WAs »htainfed I »t some trouble and expense from the Dis- of mal Swamp. the I hew« just acMi rit Sbvtttl thel company or association have submitted a | proposition for Hite purehisete fHJni the State I of North Carolina of all the Disiual Swanip I their lands wiihÜMts i/rriuory. '1dm timber on 1 these larife'fc-'ralradMe,' trad «une portions ®f them may possibly, by d**inagc, be in time, brought into cultivation : but there] with iad kpanantedut'pAiduatUii ofilUtoiste'ïidpl which can be immediately made available and pru&toUt. anA whioh dtoiaieomowhat fruit atrange has not been taken advantage of. I t da the iantoeaao quantity of .w»tt»p»uill*. nd snake rootgrowiug w gfeat profusion »verywhere. Some specimens of these val uabW oroduotiorui have bean taken tomarj l kdt. -ofod wdfe pMnouhfced W ve*F supBWW finality. The proceeds of the sale of these ! ., land« have already boo* appropriated by ihp u J < egi)|latUM)a>( y Nqrtlk,Q»(Pi)id^',t^„fJti'J purposes of education. ] ~ lut MW n iB nil'll n rr u-i emu ballad the place. • The lake add wrote a Dismal Sw us mp, t L*?5 t ; in is is ve but it and by The of been in for sup a the wa- I School!). Boo til nnd tHr Lord's Prayer. pli wit In tho palmy days df Booth (the father f Edwip Bpotli A the great tragedian, to gethov WithS^Vte&KfrKfod#, Wall ftlvi«ed to*| dine by a person who was opposed to thea très and fheatre-gobfig, and yet who had curiosity enough to wish to see something of the lion of the day. During the even-1 to he fif ing some one requested Booth, as a par ticular fuvor, to read the Lord's Prayer. Ho expressed his willingneteto dote, ànd I all eyes turned expectantly towards him. <>f Slowly and reverently he arose. All were astonished at the play of emotions that con vnlscfi kia Oowtonanoe. His fooq henfijme deathly pale, and his eyes, tremblingly nett upwards, wore Wet with tears. The silence could almost bo felt ; it became abso lutoly painful before his rieh toned votes from the deatfobued lips indescribably in syllabled forth, "Our Fnthar who art in Evory heart was thrilled with the pathos mtl solomnity of the octfl sion. After he had finjshed the silence continued, ffiiftl a sfitdüHr ÄiVfftim a re mote comer of the too* broke the s^cUl The host stepped forward with strcainlfi eyes, andaeiztngBgatUby thpjuini said: "Sir, yon hïvwâfoisïed «é » pfcasWre for I whioh mywholo future life will fuel grateful, I in »mold svan, an| t every day* from .say I boyhood to the present time I thougth I had repeated the Lords'S Frayer, but I have never heard it before, never." Booth replied: " To read that prayer as it should be read, has oost rue the severest study find labor fot thirty years; and'I am from hclitg yet Safithfied with my render ing of tfrat Wonderful production. Hardly mon in a thousand comprehends how muen beauty, tenderness and grandeur can be condensed iq a space so small and in words so simple. That prayer Of itialf I suffioently illustrates the trni£ «f tho Bible, [ and stamps upon it the seal of Divinity.'' 8o great an effect hab been produced by the readmtt, Bigtaftef-V(qfoutes euliduod oohveriamw the feompany broke [ up and retired, for the time àt least «4 th full hearts. . .1 v, < tur heaven," etc. far on* a V - --—— u di « «Mw F » The gMneeter, it he die a martyr to life profession, îs doubly ruined. Ho addk his soul tdrëwry other arôrby of en. ' • j * J interfered with I to ic< The woman who her husband's affairs arrived in town the other day. She i» unnyirÿpd. Biblical theatricals are a Sunday ovening I amusement of the Connecticut Snnety I thfc ütel grading. from class also are a mians seems for of Was him towel the and hand As meal, of my tion, the for the He It is too much the practice of "*the World" 'to* judge harshly all men who are aiming to lead a moral or religious life, wrong be committed by euch an one, pone are so ready to censure as the wrong doers, who seem to have but little charity those wfid, like themselves, are subject thé frailties of our common humanity. such we commend the subjoined lesson of-wisdom, which they should lay to heart : Two friends lived together in a certain city, the one a Christian and the other a soOptfo. T'ficy ofiteii talked abont religion, the chief objection urged by the sceptic Gbri»t,.M*y v*» that those who professed to be wirtuepeed by its principles, have the course of their lives direc through its precepts, wppe fa# l** 01 " 0111 © faultless. Purely, he said, it were true, they would not be so imper feet as they «re. If their religion had been originated and were sustained by should be able to discover no flaw *t- ... «>» ^ad frequency reasoned With bun. He had spoken of the external cvi denses of this religion, of its intrinsic ex cellence, and of the great change its pos session caused in the lives of those who received it and tried to live according to dictates. Put all had been of no avail; * throw» hack with redoubled toree ."lhose who profess it are imperfect; therefore it cannot have comefromeGbd." These friends often Walked out together. One day they went to visit sqn.c acquamt ances who lived in the country. Iheir way led them through pleasant villages, KW*«**found grofij* of diddren playing bn def the elms that grew upon the village green.. ^i^jt^thpy entered onç hamlet they saw a throng of hoys and gills rush pht of school and to various sports mar bice,bull,cricket, and rounders; but not far from them they noticed a little girl watch n g tbc other children at play, yet not able to join them because of her lameness. 1 K - ;iTi 7* The flowo / 8 w,Vi eariietrt ütontfc <tf summer Were Just toifold mg their petals, and the air was fragrant with newly-mown hay.' Iho earth looked as though she had put on one of her jewelled dresses, and the sky its lightest robe of blue, to woloome in the reign of the queen 1 Bummer. One thins; only disturbed i f»M enjoyment Of the scene ; for weeks a venomous east wind had been blowing, and though the landscape was so fair, enough of*it Mill remained to tell the wanderers that the brightest day is not quite perfect. Not long after taking this walk the frie-wls wore strolling tliWiugh a gallery of sculpture and painting, which contained the inaster-pieces and choicest works of the artists aud.aeulptors of every age. J brandtraiiir Baffaelle, Tkian aim Till Canova and the old Greek masters had left their treasures to meet together in this place, ' The friends marvelled at tho won drous coloring, and at the marble whicli almost seemed instinct with life. Madonag, with auguish pietured upon their faces Graces, that made the gazer grieve to thinkmo broath of jife was in them, and fruit that miglit have tempted tho very birds^to peck'it, attracted their attrjutiun. They 'wondered at tho power of man at his highen inspiration ; hut yet they were obliged to oonfese that nothing they saw depicted then, beaiitiful though It was. equalled even the imperfection of nature, ! ., goon after visiting this palace of art they were Btrullirig through a garden. In its fnidst ; ^_ood a mansion, agouud which was everything that heart could desire. Its owner also was renowned, and honors were It A not by of in of tein rner 14 m m a«L % provisions th wnich a grateful country coulu bestow pli wit them, -liare they thought, 4a tlm hflart of thiH lordly man, must happiness he found, But no ; when they came to inquire, t lur,' found that his only son was dead, and tile possessor of all tlioy saw had no children to perpetuate bis namo, uor any one whom he cared to love. As they wandered on through the I grounds they saw a tree covered with roses <>f a brilliant color. "Here," said tlio sceptic, plucking one of the flowers ; "I have nt last found something that is perfect, and has no flaw within it." lie looked into it, as did his friend also, expecting to find it as he said. But as they gazed in tently at the btosiom, they saw that some few of iU petals were withered, and hiddon in it* very centre lay a worm, Not long after they were once more talk ing of the imperfections of thoso who pro fossod to be Christians. They remembered that they had not found anything absolutely perfect in tho world. The village green, with its groups of merry children, had its oripple also ; the glory of the early day of summer was marred by a biting east wind; I man's most beautiful works were faded and flawed all over ; the peer, who was sup I posed by tillKie who did not know him to be amongst the happiest of the eurtli, had no son to hear his lionors into the future ; and even the flowers which'seemed of everything the freshest from the hand of O-od 1 ) hid worths 6t blight witliin then leave. Then the seeptic remembered thqt he expected perfection only in erring mna, and, ceasing to wonder why God had not mado His servants perfect in the world while all arouud them was imperfect, he became himself a Christian. And then I every doubt was removed ; for he found that [ even when he would do good evil was present with hint' so, tlm! he began to long for a world ia whiuh he should he freed of!from wrong, and seeing God as He is, be [ like Him.— Tcuchcr't Trcaeury. A Postscript. —" I love to looK upon a young man. There is a hidden potency eonoealed within his breast which charms and pains The daughter of a clergyman happening to find the above sentence at the close of her father's manuscript as he had left it in I hi " stnfly sat dovytnivl added : " Thém'l niy sentiments exactly, papa, excepting the ' pains. m«. I The tree: poet Js always great if enm I pared with others ; not ul«#ys if computed with himself. paper by las lish paper, thing good at ing used, poor A be there of the cause the of in our pays itor two the one a on for Bonifocci are tnoro subject to imposition from penniless travelers than any other class of purveyors, and itinant bo admitted also meet with less sympathy when they taken in. If what we hear of Vallojo landlords be true, they must have suffered heap of martyrdom from itinerant Bohe mians before tlioy resorted to the present ingenious measure Of self-defense, seems that the rule adopted there is to pay dinner immediately upon the delivery the plate of soup. The other day a fraudulent genius; having unsuccessfully exploited one hotel, boldly entered the Washington and called for dinner. He Was astonished to see the waiter approach him with a plate of soup in one liapd, a towel in the other, and a large fimily syringe a the plate and significantly placed the palm of Ills hand under the nose of the hungry man. As out friend had not as yet tackled his meal, ho modestly inquired the meaning of the open hand. "Pay in advance!" was the torso and peremtory reply ofthe waiter. ' ' Can't you wait till 1 get through my my meal, first ?" " No, sir. Our rules are positive. On delivery of the soup plunge down the cash." "Singular promptitude," he muttered. Then reddening up with natural indigna tion, said he : "I suppose, if I don't pay you, you'll brain me with that bludgeon pump of yours?" " Not at all, sir. Through this instru ment we secure our business on a cash basis. Your money, if you please!" He thought he had the dead-wood on the soup anyhow, and dipped his Bpoon for the first mouthful. Before the spoon reached the broth, however, he was trans fixed at seeing the waiter coolly introduce the point/if Ins syringe into the piste, and pulling the suction handle out to its fullest .extent, the soup suddenly disappeared, leaving his plate, us empty as his stomach. He turned around, hut the waiter had jassed to another customer, and our friend eft the establishment in disgust. ing It under bis arm. The waiter laid of soup in front of the customer, rcct has on in any pay to w r is Honorable Courtahlp, We beard a very pretty incident the other day, which we cannot help relating. A young lady from the South, it seems, was wood and won by a youthful physician living in California. When the engage ment was made the doctor was rich, having been successful at San Francisco. It bad not existed many months, however, when by an unfortunate investment he lost his entire " heap." The event came upon him, it should he added, just as he was about to claim his bride. What does he do? Why, as an honorable and chival rous young man, as lie is, ho sits down and writes the young lady the particulars of the unhappy turn whiuh had taken place in his fortunes, assuring her that if the fact produced any change of feeling toward him, sho was released from all the promises she had made to him. And what, does she, the dear, good girl ? Why, she takes a lump of pure gold, which her lover had sent her in his prosperity as a keepsake, and having it manufactured into a ring, for wards it to him with /he the following bi ble inscription engraved in distinct char acter on the outside : is "Entreat mo not to leave thee; to return from following thee ; for whither thou goest I will and wlwc thou lodg$»U will lodgo ; tliy peo-» plo-Atl! *)w my people, arid thy £<A •>by God ; where thou diest 1 will die, and there w buried; theLord do so to me and more also, if uuglit bof (fokth piwt the and twb<y. r * * •. Tho lover idolized his sweetheart more than evfcr when he received this procious evidence of hçr devotion to him in both storm and sunshine. We may add that fortune soon again smiled upon tho yonng physician, and that lie subsequently re turned to the South to wed the sweet girl he loved, and who loved him with such an undying affection. Young ladies who read the bible, as the heroine of this incident seems to have done, oro pretty sore to make good sweeathearts and better wives. —Louisville Journal. •ill I be ; of of be Sign* of Character. A lady who appears to have given the subject much thought, submits the follow ing suggestions to enable women to trace, the character of men by outward signs : If the man you contemplate have - thick red lips, he will be simple, good naturud, and eusily managed. If ho speak and look with his mouth ex tended, it is a certaiu murk of stupidity. If lie speak quick, hut distinct, and walk firm and erect, ho will be ambitious, active and probaly a good husband. If he blush, it is a favorable sign ; but a speaking bluntly and positively betokens much of headstrong self-will. If he lese at cards snappishly, he is im patient ; and to client at play for gain shows a mind unworthy of trust. If ho boast of a ladys favors, he Is to he avoided. If he look pale in a passion, with pale lips, he cannot have uitlior true love or real coin-h Jpi to defend you. If he luive a manly dark beard, a hand some nose, ho will be furnished, with good quulitios and abilities to please. If ho be of a yellow complexion, it im plies morosoness and jealousy ; if he have a puguose, suappishness and vulgarity. If he he beetle-browed, it shows duplici ty and fickleness. If he has a dimple on the cheek or chin, he will bo the father of a handsome race, or generous. Ked hair shows great hmorosness ; au burn, loye and *cal ; a mellow brown, fi delity ; black, love and jealousy. The open bold forehead in amiable ; blue and black eyes arc more amorous than gray or hazel ; the G recian uose implies rnanlinCHH ; the broad bottle-nose, late hours and drink- - • i a of in Jcriku, who "d as appealed to for aid for tho snffering poor of Crete, replied tfoit there were poor "oretnrs" enough neait-r homc to claim all jhc aid that ho eoqld af ford to give, • A Frenchman, wishing to speak of the cream of the Knglish poets, forgot the word, and said: " Dc butter of poet».'' Popular Ideas Concerning Ke The Janesville Gazette talks very sensibly upon point and says there is a class ot* well menn but thoughtless jiorsons who regard u news paper as a sort of benevolent enterprise gotten hp some liberul-miiided gentlemen for the sole Purpose of doing all the good possible, and who las selected the milllon-tongued press to accomp lish it, They are the regular poachers upon the pressmen who always want their favors inserted gratuitously, and are always read v to inform the publisher that he is engaged in publishing a news paper, and they are always sure to hare some thing of a business nature that they believe to be good news which ought to be given to the public at once. One man has just patented a new heat ing apparatus that will save half the fuel used, and of course it will be a great favor to the poor if the editor will just tell the people free of charge, where such apparatus can be bought,. A man engaged in the manufacture of reapers, récerttly sent the editor a communication of two columns solid matter, setting forth the saving his machine would bo to farmers over the common reaper, which he wished inscjtcd gratis, it would be helping the farmers, don't you see? Then there are nuinbfeless organizations and associations of individuals that nre clamorous for free rides in the publisher's wagon. The different religious denominations want all their notices of meetings, conventions and festivals published free : first, because they are too poor to cause they are engaged in the busUiesspf the publishers to help on the noble work. Firemen get no pay for watching the property of citizens, and must have their notices of elections, meetings, Ac., given them pro bono publico. The temperance organizations are busy in the noblest work that can engage the effort of men—that of uplifting the fallen and ruined of our race. John I)oe takes a weekly paper for which he pays two dollars a year ana gets five dollars worth of reading. His itor to print au obituary notice that costs ut least two dollars to get it put in type. John might as consistently ask the undertaker who furnished the coflin foe his poor wife, to throw in a small one tor bis youngest child, simply because he was a patron of bis, as to ask such favors of a news paper without pay. A* mean IpiÉÉfli expects the editor to put on his fitness for the position, whitewash his character, print his tickets and vote them too, all for the good of the cause and the success of cor ipapcrs. ing pay, and second, be uoing good and it is wile anti he asked the ed is nominated for office, nnd lie tiie best possible luce rcct principles. Wo beg all whom itniny concern to remember be nmde without it that no good newspaper has the whole time and industry of those engaged on it, und its expenses are comparatively larger in proportion to its gross receiots than almost any other sort of business. If you read a paper, pay for it; if you need its facilities for getting your business before the public and increasing trade, pay for that , but don't sponge. Varulih for Short. It is a had plan to grease the upper lea ther of slides for the purpose of keeping them soft ; it rots the leather, and admits the dampness more readily. It is tatter to make a varnish thus: — Put half » pound of gum shellac, tanken up in small pieces, in a quart tattle or jug, cover it w r ith alcohol, cork it tight, and put it on a shelf in a warm place ; shake it well several times a day, then add a piece of gum camphor as largo as a lien's egg ; shake it well, and in a few hours shake it again and add one ounce of lamp-black ; if the alcohol is good, it will be dissolved in three days; then shake and use. If it gets too thick, add alcohol—pour out two or three tea spoonsful in a saucer, and apply it with a small paint-brush. If the materials were all good, it will dry in about, five minutes, and will be removed only by wearing it off, giving a gloss almost equal to pateut lea ther. The advantage of this preparation above others js that it docs not strike into the leather and make it hard, hut remains on the surface, and yet excludes the water almost perfectly. This same preparation is admirable for harness, and does not soil when touched, as lump-bluck mixtures do. The ParadUe of the Peach. It is becoming known that the Penin sular east of the Chesapeake bay is " The Paradise of the Poach," and a most favored locality for every variety of fruit. This branch of Agriculture, needing in order to its perfect success, thorough knowledge and the utmost public enlightment, is not ikiuiliar to northern editors ! It is well known that nearly all the Agricultural and Horticultural publications of great circu lation come from north of Pennsylvania. They do not understand the fanning inter ests of the Border nnd Hnuthem Htatcs, and the articles published by them will he found to be only adapted to the north, the farmers of Delaware, *M ary land and Virginia, is offered the Delaware Tribune, which is advertised elsewhere. To : he or fi We are ruined, not by what we really waut, but by what we think we do ; there fore, never go abroad in search of your wants, if they be real wants, they will come in search of you ; for he that buys what he does not want, will soon want what ho cannot buy. A little girl, walking one day with her mother in a church-yard, reading one after another the praises of those who slept be neath, said: " I wonder where they bury the sinners?" A revengeful knave, will do more than he will say ; a grateful one, will say more than he will do. • PROSPECTUS or TUB (Piiddidoum ^ranstripf. rriHE TRANSCRIPT is published evory S(> X urduy morning, at TWO DOLLARS per tp , payable iu advance. Single copies Cents. The growing importance of Middletown, situ led as it is in the midst of a wealthy and popi 1 otis region of country, and the centre of tive ami steadily increasing trado, requires he aid of ft local press to develop still further abundant resources, and to bring more fully i/to view the Agricultural, Horticultural, and Poho logical advantages of New Castle county, .nd the adjacent parts of Delaware and Mftr.vliud. It will be the aim of the Transcript to advmce these great leading interests, and to encodage manufactures and the piochanic arts. It wj) al so present an abstract of the current news.nnd an accurate report of the local and city markets. It will aim to take a broad, liberal* andeom prehensive view of public affairs ; upholding the ('onajtituUon as the bond of union botwefti the States, and steadily maintaining the priciples of a sound Democratic Oonservaflsm. nmns will be open, however, to a proper inscus sion of all topics of general interest, itsWitors holding the sentiment, with Mr. Jeffers«, that "error of opinion may safely be tolcrate|\ reason is left free to combat It." It is unnecessary to*say more within le limits of a prospectus. The p*yH* p v 1 speak for itself. The friends of the enterprise till ob lige us by canvassing energetically for ibscrib ers, writing the names legibly. letters should be addresse to the TRANSCRIPT, Middletown, Del. HENRY VANDERHRD, WM. II. V ANDER l)RD. I ool llrrr for af the the ■ Jan. 4tb, 1868. y j Mlit and lumoi[. Joali Billing» on Prayer. From too many friends and things at loose ends, good Lord deliver us. From a wife who don't love us,' good Lord deliver us. From snakes in the grass, from makes in our boots, from torchlight processions, and from new rum, good Lord From pack peddlers, from young folks in love, from old from kolcra morbus, good Lord deliver us. From wealth without charity, from praise without sense, pedigrees worn out, and from all poor relations, good Lord deliver us. A No in of it deliver us. aunts without money, and Ç From newspaper sells, from pills that, ain't physio, from females that faint, and from men who flatter, good Lord deliver From gals that chaw gum and wear dirty stockings, nnd from men who don't love babies, good Lord dolivor us. From other folk's secrets, und from our own; from Mormons, and ineguuis, and wo men committees, good Lord deliver us. From virtue without fragrance, from butter that smells, from nigger eamp-nieet tings, from cuis that are courting, good Lord deliver uj. An Oui La|iiy in a Bau Fix. —A very good widow, fho was looked up to by the congregation to which she belonged as an example of pi|ly, contrived to bring her conscience to terms for one little indul gence. She lived porter; and one day, just as she hail received half dozen bottles from the mail who usually brought her the comfortable (leverage, she—oh, horror !— discovered tto of the grave elders of the church appi iaching her door. She ran tin man out of / lie back door, and the bottles under tho hid. The weather was hot, nnd, while coniersing with her sage friends, pop went i cork. " Dear me," cxuluiined the good Jady, " there goes the bed cord; it snapped yesterday the same way. must liav/ another* rope provided." few mi mil's went another, followed by the peculiar lies of escaping liquor. The rope would ink do again, but the good lady was notât a loss, black ca under there, poped off, anil the porter came stealing out from under the bed curtain. "Oh, dear me !" yeast these bottles of yeast away!' A yoanp lieutenant, residing in lodgings, the sitting room of which nas very small, was visiloii by one of his fashionable mili tary friends, who on taking leave said, alluding to the smallness of the apartment, "Well 1 , Charles, and how much longer do you oraii to continue in this mttslrll?' To which ho wittily repied, " Until I become a kernel." " Doit you know me? said a Massachu setts soldier to his former commander. " Nt my friend, I don't." " Wiy. sir, you once saved my life." " Al, how was that ?" " Why, sir, 1 served under yon nt the battle if Fort Donclson, and when you ran away k the beginning of the fight, T ran after j-vu-else I might have been killed. God hiss you, my preserver, my benefac tor !" " Pipa, please buy mo a muff when yon go toi Boston," said little three-year-old Until., Her sister Minnie bearing this, said : j " Y ni arc too little to have a muff." " Au I too little to be cold?' rejoined the iijiguant little Butli. Offv A CfUKii.—A famous Judge came court one day in busy season; wherlit his clerk, in great surprise, in quirdt of him the reason. "A child was born,' his honor said, "and I'm the happy sire,] "an infant judge?" "Oh.no," said he, "as yet he's but a crier." (la of the most original of juvenile in ventifs was that of little Fanny, who, in strajif saying her prayers at night, spread out jar alphabet on tho bed, and raising her tves to Heaven, said. " O Lord ! here are lie letters—arrange" them to suityour I I In H< Dear me," said she "that of mine must he at some mischief Scat !" Another bottle said, she, "I had forgot ; it is my ! Here, Prudence come and take late sei ]■ I say, Clem," said two disputing dar kii^. appealing fur decision to a sable . pi/-., " vvhich word is right—di-zactly ot dttzactly ? " Tilt sable umpire reflected u us inent, and then, with a look of wisdom, said : "I can't tell per-zactly." It is said to be dangerous to be working laehino near a window when ritli a sewing (acre is a thunder storm. It is also dang , 0-0118 to be working near some sewing ma chines (that wear gaiters) when there is no thunder storm ! Tbndkr II ka r.'TT.n.—Mrs. Jones, a far 'mer's wife in Cometicut, gays: "1 Move I've got the tenderost hearted boys in the world. I can't t<|l one of'em to fetch u pail of water but what he'll burst out a eryiu' " Papa," said à little hoy, " ought the master to flog me for what l did not do?" " Certainly not, illy son," said the father. " Well," replied t|io little fellow, " lip did to day when I didn't do my sum." Never set yoursalfup for a musician just because you have got a drum in your car, nor believe you are cut out for a school teacher merely because you have a pupil inyourcye. "Johnny," said it carpenter to a rather green apprentice, "have you ground all the tools right?" " All but the handsaw, I could not get all the nicks out of that." Why arc young ltdics kissing each other like an emblem ot Christianity ? Because thoy are doing unto each other as they would that men should do unto them. A man wt^o had a scolding wife, being asked what he did for a living, replied that he kept a hot bouse. Why is a newspaper like a wife? Do man should ) t* - you give it up? Bceauso every have one of his own. * It is vary curious that a watch should bo perfectly dry, when it has a running spring inside. It is a part of the Boston creed that one who is born in that city docs not need to lie born again. , PROSPECTUS. TEE AGE." h 1868. 1868. Democratic Dally and Weekly Philadelphia. T HE attention of the Democratis and Conscrv •ailves of the country is called to the Daily rmd Weekly issues of this widely circulated journal. The dissemination of sound political doctrines should commend the earnest attention of every true friend of the Union and tho Constitution. The events of the past poljjical year are full of significance. The uprising of the People in op position to the destructive policy of Radicalism, clearly shows that the masses are determined to restore again to power the great Democratic party, every page of whose history is filled with the glory and prosperity of our common country. No more effectual method for presenting the Truth can be devised, than in circulating Democratic ournals. It is the intention of the Proprietors of hr Aok to make it, in every way, worthy of the support and confidence that have heretofore been extended to it. Improvements are contemplated every department, and no puins or expense will be spared to keep it in tnc front rank of American journalism. 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Specimen copies of tiré % Daily and Weekly sent gratis, ou application ut$ this office. Advertisements inserted at modern té i rates. Address WELSH k ROBB, 430 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. January 4, 18tiH—tf 1 TO FARMERS X THE DELAWARE TRIBUNE W 'ILL commence tho year 18<i8 with a thorough and well-digested plan of devoting its interests of runners. Its has rc •* colums to the eeived, and will commence at au early day, the following AGRICULTURAL ARTICLES : 1. A complete series of articles on Peach CuD . turc, by an Experienced Observer, residing in ^ one of the greatest' pcucli-growing districts of Delaware. •» /->, 2. A regular contribution every work, by a V' Delaware Lady, Under the head Of "The Houifet « wife," containing Recipes, Practical iliuli Expe rienced Suggestions, Ac. Thos. B. Poursey, the well-known Agrirnl turist of Kept eounty, has contributed tp our col- «p.' umns the valuable results, in facts and figures, of 1|j his carefully conducted experiments with various .ff fertilizers, ou the wheut and corn crops of Dolu- v ware. These cxi»eri^ioois have been conducted ( for a series of years, and the rcKiilts have been repeatedly' published, practical value, i uioujit of their pamphlet form, by the County Agricultural Society. . > 4. We are promised further practical contribu- jm lions from Prof. David Stewart, of Port Penn ; *,vi James ('. Jackson, of Mill Creek ;• John Gow, of Kent County; und other Practical Fanners uud VMI 1 eat V ent Fruit Orowera. We shall commence, the first week in January, a delightful continued nmianoe, " THE GOV EltXOR'8 DAUGHTER'' a Tale of the East Polish Insurrection ; by II. Sutherland Edwards. It will run through the paper in about 3 months. Terms of the Delaware Tribune, $2 00 per annum, in advance. JENKINS & ATKINSON, Wilmington, Delaware. January 4—tf NOI'TlIUItN SOCIETY, f .4 Weekly Journal of Literature, Society and Atm B ELIEVING that the peuple of the South ot lonuth convinced of the duty and impott f Pmce of Huppurliug their own literature, we com- r me lire it, on the first uf October, IS.iT, in the citj Susflto of italttniure, the pubUontlou of SOUTHERN Sb .1, CI ET Y . SoVTHERN Society is tho literary, social and V" artistic exponent of the South. The most distir. ' guished poets, novelists, critics, essayists, artis „ of the South are contributors to Southkhn Soe 1 - -essary for the prcLO It is absolutely <i future welfare of the South tlm «he should have a literature of her ovru, We It tend to do our part in this noble cause, and ear« nestly appeal to all who love the South to aid ut now* in establishing a worthy representative of itA refinement, taste aud culture. Y SUBSCRIPTION. SOUTHERN SOCIETY will be supplied the following te subscribe One year, $4.00; Six mouths $2.50; to elub* öf ten or more; one year, $3.50; six months $2« Address all communications to SOUTHERN SOCIETY, No. 220 West Baltimore Street, Baltiiiork. Jan. 4. GOLD MEDAL PIANOS ; AND PARLOR ORGANS. STIEFS PIANOS,—THE BEST HOW MADE 'l C 'A OLD MEDAL for the best PiaJ T tured has been awarded fo« t|*> year IdUTj. to CHARLES M . STIEFF, exumiued/und pronoun- | ccd by the liest Professors in Balt* BEST PIANOS, and were, in co Baltimore, Philadelphia and 1 Nett ßtlctt'e Pianos contain improvements that are not to be ih other instruments, qM are all made at his qxtauvivc Factory and ou/ of Hie best sea* soned material, and warranted Gall nnd examine for youi$rivc». sold at lower prices than any oiher house. ' SECOND HAND PIANOS from $fl0 to $300.' Also, PARLOR ORGANS for sale cheap ut RTIBFF'S, No. 1 Nort)/ Liberty Street, Baltimore. ■ to be tho ipetition with' ' York Pianos. -ÉÈm five years. They January 4, 1868. V>ATAPHCO GUANO GOMPANY'B Ammoni4 1 ated Soluble Phosphate, for Çottao, Tobacco» Grain, Grasse* and Root tYops. NE A LF, HARRIS k GO. General Agents, 2G Cvnimercc st. Baltimore. Jan. 4.