WHILE THE DAYS ARE GOING BY
Ctoft Arc lonely heartt to cherish *
I W hün the days are going by ;
Thera are weary souls who periffe. 4 y
While the days are going by ;
If-atswile we oan renew <»
As our journey we pursue,
*l)h! the good'we all may do
While the days are pawing by.
4 There's no time for idle scorning
While the days are goiug by ;
Letrour face be like the morning
, While the days are going by;
t Ou I the world is full of sighs,
Fufl of sad and weeping eyes—
► help your fallen brother rise
While the days are goiug by.
t . All the loving links that bind us
While the days are going by ;
One by ope we leave behind us
„ While the days are goiug by ;
"But the seeds of good we sow
Both in shade and shine will grow,
.. And will keep our hearts aglow
While the days are goiug by.
Mlii and Ijumor.
A Wedding Might Shirt.
It was hardly the fair thing that the
boys did to Joe Thompson the night he
was married, but thS temptation was irre
aistible. They couldn't have helped it to
gavé their lives. I'll tell you how it was.
Joe was about the most fancifully dress
ed buck in the town—over nice and
tidhlitr—a regular Miss Nancy in man
ners, always putting on airs, and more
dainty and modest than a girl. Well,
when his wedding night came he was
dressed to kill, and his pants, especially,
fitted him as if they had boon molds and
his legs candles, and rim into them.
.Tight was no name for them. Their 8« t
was immense, and he was prouder than
half a doz«n peacocks.
.'^Aren't they nice, boys*?' he asked of
the two who were to be groomsmen aud
see that he threw himself away in the liifst
"Stunning! gorgeous!" replied Tom
Bennett. " Never saw any thing equal to
j them. But, 1 say Joe, aren't they just
the least bit tight? lt strikes me that
you will have some difficulty in bending
" Pshaw, no ! They are just as easy as
un old glove See !"
- ' To prove the matter he bent down so as
"ÄI touch his patent leathers, when crack!
crack ! followed like the twain reports of a
"Thunder! exclaimed Joe, as he clap
~ÿctThîs hands behind, and found a rent in
the cas simere from stem to stern. " Hi un
der! the pauts have burst, and what shall
"I should rather think they had;" pn-
swered Tom, getting purple in the face as
he endeavored to control his laughter. But
there is no time to get another pair. It
.tcnly want* half an hour of tbe standing up
tune, and we have got a mile to go, Cur-
/yiagc waiting too."
r vhiit shall I do ?—what shall I do ?"
-a .»«PU tell you what Joe, if mine would
fit yoti, you should have them, and wel
ef>me ; but they are a mile too big, would
.■et like a shirt on a beau pole. I see no
c, wny but to have them mended."
"Who can I get to do it, Tom?"
" Well, l am something of a tailor, and
jean fU them so they wont show. Hold
ofi it' minute, and i'll get a needle and
Y.Cun you? May God bless you!"
" Off with your coat !" commanded Tom,
as he come back.
"^Jow lay yourself over on the bed, and
T will fix you in short order."
The command was obeyed—the pants
meuded—the coat tails carefully pinned
over, so as to conceal the "distress for
*» rout," aud all went as merry as a marriage
bell, until Joe followed his blushiug br?de
to the nuptial couch.
There was only a dim light iii the room,
but it enabled Joe, as he glanced bashfully
■round, to sec the sweetest face in the world,
the rosy cheeks and ripe lips, the lovely
and loving eyes, and the golden curls just
peeping out from the snowy sheets ; and
he distinguished it altogether, and hasten
ed to disrobe himself. Off came coat,
vest, fancy necktie and collar, boots and
socks in a hurry, but somehow' the pants
stuck. The more he tried, the more they
wouldn't come, and he tugged vainly for
half an hour.
" Thunder!" muttered Joe.
" What is the matter dear?" came in the
' 'üofteçt of accents fropi the bed, where some
body'was wandering if he was ever going
Tr was a moment of' desperation ; Joe
overcome by the situation, and for
getting his accustomed bash fulness, blur
» ted out :
< '"Molly, that cursed Tom Bennet Has
sewed my pants, drawers, shirt and under
shirt altogether !"
'' It is too bail. Wait a moment, dear."
A little stockingless foot peeped out
first, then a ruffled night dress, the lamp
was lighted, a pair of scissors found, and
tfVM steward" exclaimed a fellow in
une of our steamboats after having retired
■4t»bed, 4 'hallo steward."
*! Vi hat, massa ?"
tJA Bring me the way bill."
.What for massa?"
I want to see if those bugs put down
tlieïr names for this berth before I did. if
noVl,»mnt them turned out."
— Somebody says tbc first thing that turn
ed his atteition to matrimony
»•d skilful manner in which a pretty girl
handled a broom. Yes, he muy the
when the manner in which that broom
' will be handled will not afford him so much
j. 4,n nglÿ young lady js alwny» anxious
To itiarry aud young gentlemen are seldom
I anxious to marry her. This is a resultant
j-t»f two mechanical powers—the inclined
}>!ain und leave her.
A young woman'* fancy iu like the moon
whieh changes continually, but always has
a man in it
Spring, und Sen
that buds arc beginning to blossom,
I pleine, flowers to bloom in opeu
mo nable Reflections.
•ir, Indies to put on nsw hats and spring
habits (to the joy and delight of fashiona
ble modiites), students to yawu and in
dulge spring fever, we suppose that we of
the editorial staff may indulge ourselves
■pnd out readers to such doles Jar nittUe
reveries as conic upou us, seeking expres
sion in the mild Spring-like maimer of the
It will hardly, wo faucy, be necessary
to 'inforui our readers that St. Patrick's
day has coino. Was duly eolebrated, and is
gone, that spriug-time is upon us, and the
grassy vales and the green woodlands, the
sunny slopes, the budding flowers, full
gardens, dusty roads (but delightful rides
and drives), will soon succeed the bleak
winds, blinding snows, and milk-white
cerements of winter. This, and more than
this, they have already gathered from the
alinan&dÿ/the daily papers, and the show
windows ; from the balmy air, the soft
winds, the light costumes and the daily
converse in the parlor and on the street ;
and though the changes of the seasons,
lik,e that of faces, habits and stories, af
fords a great relief to writer and compo
ser, and suggested« whole poem to Thomp
son (in whose nature was much of human
nature), it is uot simply for the spring as
a new season that we refer at present,—it
is to bring with it and produce such
thoughts and feelings ns arc suggested by
.There was much of wisdom and philos
ophy in the division of the months anc sea
sons by the Indians of this country, who
gave both, names significant of the chan
ges oceurriug at these periods in nature
herself and in her children. Our readers
will recall the language of Hiawatha and
the divisions of the year therein contained,
and sec how much of poetry possessed the
children of the forest.
What other equally important and sig
nificant influence this season exerts upon
the civilized aud christianized denizens of
the world, is a matter of interesting and
not altogether uninstruetive inquiry, and
it is specially to these we would at present
Well and sweetly docs the Laureate sing :
la the Spring a fuller crimson comes upon the
In the Spring the wanton lapwing gets himself an
other crest ; •
In the Spring a lovelier iris changes on the bur
nisli d dove;
In the Spring u young m
\q thoughts of love.
tan's fancy lightly turns
but how it touches the maiden s heart and
influences its action, or that of the ,mid
throughout the many thousand ramifica
tions that feel iU silent influence equally
potent, a more steady and prosaic pen must
In the lines quoted we have only the
poetic, sparkling temperament laid bare,
not the whole man, soul, passion and na
lu our estimate of Eden, we fuel sure
neither writer or reader has ever thought
of it in any light but that of a bright beau
tiful hiud^of spriug time and flowers ; and
the richest romance has alw ays colored the
happy laud as 11 land of eternal summer.
But the world (the stern, hard world),
unflttcd for everlasting, all enduring good,
required chauge, and that change has come
upon us in the dark and gloomy seasons
that so rapidly succeed the bright and
cheering ones. What lessons such changes
teach; what thoughts they suggest, were
a theme useful to preacher and worthy of
a text ; but what beauties they develop
may interest and amuse the less stern me.
books in ruuuing brooks, sermons in
stoYies, and good in everything." To the
many we kuow it brings 110 thought, no
reflection, no philosophy but that of the
poor shepherd, who minds his flock and
sees the grass grow for no other purpose
but, tu feed Ins sheep. Do we not pity
♦liDWghi and mind that-soars not beyond
"Finds tuugues in trees
such limit*, aud yet do we uot pass every
hour those whose thoughts rise not above
such philosophy and such reflection, and
who contemplate the changes of season only
as they affect complexions or toilets, the
last hat or the newest bonnet ?
But the season suggests harmony, hap
piness'and content, and we cease to mor
alize, to hope for better and happier re
sults throughout the country, with the
return of bright, beautiful spring-time.—
Dogs more dangerous Hum Guns.
The value of the dog for watch purposes
wa* recently presented iu a new light.—
According to the lUchmond Dispatch, Jim
PajAcrsou, a venerable mulatto, in discus
sing Ute important question, "which is
most dangerous, guns or dogs?" before a
negro debating society at White Sulpher,
in Virginia, spoke as follows :
"Mr. President—Dose gentlemen what
has spokeu differs from me on dis subject.
I thinks dogs is much more dangerous dan
guns. Spos '11 you set loaded guns all
romid Dry Creek, dey ain't gwinc off sep'n
somebody pull de trigger; but dur s Masr
Ed. Caldwell's Cesar, he gwinc off wlieder
you pull him or no; and uo nigger ain't
gwine dar while he's dar. Dat, * iu my
uiind, settles de quçshun."
The .New York Times argues that the
modern wateh dog is no protection against
burgUra^rbut, as we prcSutne the Times
never practically tested the question,
must accept the declaration of Jim Patter
son as conclusive evidence on the point.—
He declares that the dog is more danger
ous than the gun, aud Jim talks like a
mau of experience ; therefore it naturally
follows that the modern watch dog is of
•ome account. Property owners should
make a note of this fact, and present it as
the reasons why the watch dog
be exempted from taxation.— Turf,
Field and Farm.
Bdnyan and the Quaked.— John Bun
von, while in Bedford jail, was called upon
hy a Quaker desirous of making
of him. "Friend John I havi
thee with a mcesage from the Lord, and
after having searched for thee in all the
prisons iu ftnriaad, I am glad that I have
foiii*d thee at last."
" K the Lord had sent yon," returned
Banyan, "yon need not have taken so
mueh pains to find me out ; for tho Lord
know 1 - I have liven here for twelve vears."
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H ORSES and CARRIAGF.S for hire at the
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January 4, 1808—tf
PENINSULAR MACHINE WORKS.
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MIDDLETOWN STOVE HOUSE.
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1 AKES pleasure i
-L of Middletown and surrounding co
that the liberal pat run gc he has received has in
duced him to otter to the public the greatest va
riety, and best selected stock of Stoves, both
Cooking and Heating, ever offered in Middletown,
and at prices that cannot full to please. Among
the assortment are the following
•ing to his friends
NIAGARA, * NOBLE TOOK,
CORAL COOK, \VM. PENN,
and others made in the city.
UNION AIR TIGHT.
Alsb, SEXTON'S PARLOR HEATERS.
Stoves of all kinds suitable for .Stores, Offices,
Bar-rooms, and School Houses.
Also, the Morning Glory and the Oriental, both
unsurpassed in beauty und efficiency. They can
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All sises of Bar-room Stovei
Stoves repaired at short notice.
Old Stoves taken in exchange.
/S'TIN WARE ut wholesale and retail.-Q.*.'
As 1 have practical workmen employed, I think
I win give satisfaction to all who favor me with
their work. Particular attention paid to Roof
ing und Spouting.
Middletown, January 4, 1868—ly
GAS BURNING BASE,
S. W. ROBERTS.
Marble Hall, the Great Popular Clo
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SMITH, BRO'S. & CO.,
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Jan 4—1 y
WINE AND LIQUOR STORE,
T IIE undersigned take this method of notify
ing the public that they Have opened a
WINE and LIQUOR STORE
In Middletown, Del. opposite Davis' Hotel,
where they have on hand
sortment of WINES AND LIQUORS, i
and casks, which they offer
terms to the purchaser, at wholesale
large and varied
u-fine assortment of choice TOBAC
CO AND CIGARS.
COCHRAN k DAVIS.
Middletown Carriage Works.
ESTABLISHED IN 1830.
J. M. COX k lino., Proprietor«.
W E keep constantly on hand and manufac
ture to order Carriages of the latest styles
and finished in the best manner, ns we employ
none but first-class workmen and use only the
Repairing executed with neatness and
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