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A A MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 27, 1868. NO. 26. VOL. I. Select Joftrg. THK 01.0 HOMESTEAD. «V inet dinar. When skies are growing worm and bright, And in the woodland bowers •The Spring-time in her pale, faint robes Is calling up the flowers ; When all with naked little feet The children in tho morn Do forth, and in the furrows drop The seeds of yellow corn, Whnt a beautiful embodiment Of ease devoid of pride, t> the good old-fashioned homestead With doors set open wide I But when the happiest tim» is come That to the year belongs, When all tho vales arc filled with gold, And all the air with songs ; When fields of yet unripened gram And yet ungarncrcd stores, Remind the thrifty husbandman Of ampler threshing floors ; How pleasant from tho din and dust Of the thoroughfare aloof, . Stands the old-fashioned homestead, With steep and mossy roof I When homo tho woodaman plods with axe Upon his shoulder swung, ' * le tree scythe and sickle hung ; low about her clav-built nest And in the knotted anp Are scythe and sickh When low about her clay-built nest The mother swallow trills, Aud decorously slow, the cows Are wending down the hillSj What a blessed picture of comfort In the evening shadows red, Is the good old-fashioned homestead, With its bonnteous table spread. And when tho winds moan loudly, bare and brown When the woods And when the «wallows' clay built neat From the rafter crumbles «own ; When all the un trod garden paths Are heaped with frozen leaves, And icicles, like silver spikes, Are set along the eaves ; Then when the book from the shelf is brought, And the fire-lights shine and play, In the good old-iasioncd homestead, Is the farmer's holiday. But whether tho brook» be fringed with flowers Or whether Ü » dead leave* fall, # And whether the air he full of songs, Or never a song at all, And whether the vines of tho strawberries Or frosts through the grasses run, And whether it rain or whether it shine, Is all to me us one, For bright as the brightest sunshino The light of memory streams Round the old-fashioned homestead, Where I dreamed my dream of dreams. popular Scales. HOW MR. KEITH MANAGED. " Man's work is from sun to sun, but woman's work is never done," quotod Mrs. Keith. Sho had finished lier work for the day, everything was tidied and she was taking up her sewing, when Mr. Keith upset a vinegar bottle and a howl of gravy in tho kitchen cupboard, rumaging after a knife which was in his pocket all the time. Mrs. Keith relinquished her idea of a little season of quiet, and went on to set matters in order again. Mr. Keith followed to oversee her habit .some men have. " T wish you would be a little more care ful, Henry. You do not realize how many things I have to see to." "Humph !" said Mr. Keith, sitting down in a basket of freshly ironed clothes, "I nevor would complain of such a trifle as that ! If I didn't know, I should think all the women were in slavery." you would bo correct, Henry, you haven't the faintest idea—" •"Nonsense, Mary! Why, I could do •your work and three times as much more o'clock." ' And tRnd get all through by ten "Could you, indeed?" " To be sure if you would only give me the chance of it." " You shall have it," said Mrs. Keith, quietly. " I have long wanted to visit my Aunt Susan. I will do so now, and you may keep house. I shall have to cook up something—" " As if I couldn't cook ! You will do nothing of tho kind, Mary. I shall livo like a prince, and you will seeTiow nice I keep everything. You will hardly know the house, when you return." " I dare say," remarked Mrs. Keith ; ''hut when can I go?" " To-morrow, if you like." " And are you sure you can manage ?" "Sure!" what a look ho gavo her; "you shall seo." Mrs. Keith langlied a little to herself when her husband left her at the depot, and turned his steps homeward to clear the breakfast thiugs, and prepare dinner. ,#he only wished she could be there invisi !ble, and soe him manage. "Let me seo," soliloquizod Keith, en during tho kitchen; "I'll wash the dishes 'first, and I'll put on one of Mary's dresses !to kocp me clean." iHe fas tened •pin, rolled up liis sloeves and looked about him. Tlie fire was out, but after much trouble he succeeded in rokindliug it, and fthen began tho dishes. He took them to tho sink, plugged up the spout, and put them to soak in a pail of oold water. "There, they're washed," Baid ho to himBelf, now for something to wipe them FU take the tablo cloth. Such a fuss as women do make about work. Why, I oould wash all tho dishoe in tho noigbor hood in half a day. This stew pau smells of grease, I wonder what's the matter with it ? Thore, I've got some smut on my hand 1 there it goes on that china saucer, dcuoc take it ! I wish there was no smut ; hillo, there's one plate gone to smash! And I've stepped into the potato dish that I set on the floor to dry, and that's gone to the shades ! Oh, there goes the cream it around his waist with a on. pitcher! never mind, accidents will hap* pen I guess I'll trim the lamps next ; mother always trimmed the lamps in the morning ! Confound 'em, how black the chimneys are !" Thus conversing with himself, Mr. Keith put the ohimneys into the basin and cogitated a moment. He had heard it said that boiling water was cleansing. So he scalded the chimnoys and tho result was about a hundred different pieces to each chimney. " Good gracious 1" cried lie, " Who'd have thought itl There's somebody at the door. I'll just step out ns I am. It can't be anybody that I oare for so early as this. A small boy presented himself, eyeing Keith with ill suppressed mirth. ' ' Be you mistress of this house ?" "Yes—that is, I am the master!" said Mr. Keith with dignity ; * 1 what oan I do for you !" _ , ." Nothing, I guess ; marm sent me over to see if you—that is, if tho mistress of the house would take care of the baby while she goes shopping ?" "No," roared Keith, "I'veother fish to fry." The boy put his thumb to his nose, and Mr. Keith, after slamming the door—as men always do when they are out of tomper—returned to the kitchen. The fire was all out, and tho room decidedly smoky. f o down the cellar ami bring up said ho and he started briskly down the stairs. On the second step he put his foot through a rip in his dress skirt, stumbled and fell to the bottom of the cellar, smashing a basket of eggs, aud knocking over a - shelf loaded with pans of milk. • "Deuce take it !" exclaimed he, scramb ling to his feet, and rubbing his head, "how do women manago with these infer nal long dressess ! I shall break my nook with this yet !" The fire made again, Mr. Keith be thought him of dinner. lie looked at tho time-picco ; it was one o'clock. Almost tiipe for dinner. He nad heard his wife say that a rico pudding was easily "made, he would have rice pudding, and boiled po tatoes, and broiled steak. Ho filled a basin with rico, stirred in a little sugar, dropped in an egg, and set the vessel into the oven. The potatoes he washed iu soap-suds, that they certainly might be olean, and put them into the tea kottlo becauso they would boil quicker. Tho steak was frizzling in the frying pan ; he was proceeding to set the table when the bell rang. He caught the pan from the fire, to keep it from burning, an<} made haste to the front door. Then he remembered it would not bo just, the thing to go to tho door with a frying pan in his band, so he deposited it on the parlor sofa, and answered the ring. Mrs. Dr. kludge was on the steps, dressed iu her best. "Yes—I—dare say stammered Keith, my wife is absent and I am tho Bridget." Mrs. Mudgo sallied into the parlor, which was darkened to exclude tho sun, and without stopping to look at her scat, sunk into the frymg-pan on the sofa. " Jupiter !" cried Mr. Keith, "you've done it now." Mrs. M. sprang up, the greaso dripping from her rich silk on tho carpet. Her fece grew dark. Sho was tempted to control herself ; bowed haught ily and left the house. Keith returned to the kitchen a little crest-fallen, for Mrs. Mudgo was a lady before whom he desired to appear particu larly well. There was a tremondous cracking in the oven. He thought of his pudding and looked in. The burnt rice had hopped all over tho oven ; the basin had melted apart, and the pudding was not done. He shut tho door upon the ruins in disgust, and looked after his potatoes only to find them a perfect jelly. And just as ho made the disoovory there was a sharp peal at door-bell, "Creatiou ! there's that al inable bell again. I wish folks would stay at home—I'll look all the doors, and out all the boll wires after to-day." At tho door ho fouud Mr. and Mrs. Fid get and their children. " My dear Mr. Keith ! how do you do?" cried Mrs. Fidget. "Wo were in town aud thought we'd just stop in to dinner. Whore's Mrs. Keith?" "She's gone away," saith Keith, rue fully, wondering what ho would feed them on ; " Walk in, do; I'm tho houso-keeper to-day." " Yes, I should judge.. you make a splendid one. I remember you used to bo frequently telling Mrs. Keith and myself how very easy house keeping must ho. It must be mere play to y oil. Don't put yoursclf,out, I beg!" " Put myself out, indeed !" oriod Keith, retreating to the kitohon. f• Good gra oious ! what shall I do ? I'd give a hun dred dollars if Mary was only here.— Where shall I begin!" He drew out the table and sot it without any cloth, then took off the plates and put on a cloth—the very one he had wiped tho dishes or. The task completed, he put on some more potatoes, and some more steak ; burned tho steak to a cinder ; took off hi» potatoes when ho did his meut, and put thorn all upon tho tablo. There was a loaf of baker's bread in the cupboard ; he paraded that, and oalled his guests to dinner. A quizzical smile spread over Mrs. Fidget's faoe at the sight of the repast. Keith was in a cold perspiration. " Ma, my plate is all greasy, and so is my knife ; I can't eat on dirty dishes," cried little Johnny Fidgot. " And my fork is - wet all over with wutcr that's dropping off tho tablo cloth ; flic ■But of oonrso and my tatcr ain't half biled," cried little Sue Fidget. A Blight noise in the kitchen drew the attention of Mr. Keith. " Jupiter !" cried he, "if Mrs. OTla harty's .dog ain't making off witli my steak !" He jumped from tho table and started in hot pursuit. The dog made the best of it ; Keith's unaccustomed attire was a sad drawback, and he made but little headway. "Kill him," ho yelled to the crowd that joined in hot pursuit. I'll givo fifteen dollars for his hide." Mrs. O'Flaharty herself appeared scene, with a skillet of hot water. * 1 Teoh him if ye dare !" she cried, * ' Pll break the bones of every mother's son of yces. Stand from forninst or ye'll rue the day." Keith took a stop forward ; stepped his skirt and pitched head first in a wine cellar, where half a dozen men were play ing cards. "The dovil in pettiooats !" exclaimed one gamester, and the place was emptied quicker than a wink. The police picked up Keith consider ably bruised, and carried him home. His company had taken their departure, and somebody, not having the fear of the law upon them, had entered and stolen a hundred dollars worth of property. Then Mr. Keith sent tho following note : Dear Mary :—Como home. I give up beat. A woman does have a groat deal to do. I confess myself incompetent to manage. Come home and you shall have a new silk dress, and a daughter of Erin to divide your labors. on the on Youvs, faithfully. H. Keitii. Men, Women nn«l Manners. Fanny Fern, in the Ledger, has some oommon sense talk regarding the inter course of intimate friends, which she thinks is much more reasonably conducted among men than by women. Thus, in order to avoid offending a female friend who may chance to call while a lady is occupiod, the latter may not Bond down word that she is engaged, but must resort to a "white lie," and say that she is out. Fanny once ex cused herself to a female visitor bocause sho had an article to writo. Tho visitor, as soon as Fanny had gone, turned to an other with the mild remark : "I suppose she said that to get rid of us—dou't you ?" Fanny says the intercourse of meu with each other has always aroused her ad^i ration. If one wants to read or writo in another's company, he docs so, and no of fense is taken. If one has to leave, he often says no more than "I'm off," or "Good by, old fel low." Sometimes it is only the touch of the hat, or a hand laid on tho other's shoul der in passing, and no black eyes, no locks of hair tly nor do any hard words or looks result in the future. Further fancies follow regarding the pos sible conduct of females in imaginary em ergencies. We quote : If ladies smoked, which the gods for bid ! do you suppose one lady would allow another to stop her in the street and light a cigar from her lips, when she never was introduced ? When she didn't even know who her dressmaker was, or where she bought her bonnets ? Good heavens. Did you ever notice, "if anything unex pected occurs in the mutual path of men passing through tho samo street, how nat nraily and frankly they accost each other, though perfect strangers, and converse about it, and go their several ways, to their tombetones, after it? Not so, swoct woman ? Catch her speaking to " that nasty thing !" How docs she know who or what she is ? - Children arc so deliciouB about these matters. I saw two little girls, tho othor day, trying to orack a nut on tho side walk by pressing in turn their tiny little shoe, upon it. Despairing of success, they said to a gentleman passing, "Man, man, orack this nut for us, will you ? handsome face was luminous with fun os ho pressed his polished boot down upon it, to the delight of the youngsters and my solf, Now, these little girls wouldn't have thought of asking a lady to do that ; or if they had, do you think she would have stopped to do it ? I To reform tho world every man and wo | man should reform themsolvcs. His Pastoral Coldness.— À lady recently, in giving her views of tho preaching of a minister to whom she had listened " several times, said : "I thought it was the businoss of tbo minister to feed the sheep. This man don't feed us ; he sends us bleating and hungry home" Many a one might gather a useful hint from this as tho pro per mode of dealing with tho flock of Christ. Harshness, severity and fault-finding ac complish but littlo good in the family, the church, or the world. True, it is th< tor'B duty to admonish and rebuke, to cor rect error and reform sin, but always in the spirit of the Master. A scolding minister never yet succeeded in anything but scat tering the flock, and weakening his hold upon the affections of his people. There is a magazino of power in an affectionate spir it and kind words.— Spurgeon. e pas Write your name in kindness, love and meroy on the hearts of thousands you como in oontact with, and you will nover bo forgotten. Your name, your deeds will he as legible on tho hoarts yon leave behind as the stars on the brow of the evening. Good deeds will shine as bright ly on earth as the stars of heaven. IStit and |§um<nr. Webster and tlie Quaker. There was n quaker too cuto for the once. This great "Daniel Webster Quaker, a pretty knowing old shaver, had a cause down in Rhode Island, so he went to Daniel to hire him to go down and plead his cause for him. The following colloquy took plaee : "Lawyer Webster, what's your fee?" "Why," said Daniel, - "Let mo soe. I have got to go down South to Washington, to plead the great insurance case of the Hartford Company, and I've got to be at Cincinnati to attend the Convention, and I don't see how I can go to Rhode Island without great loss and great fatigue ; it will cost you maybe more than you would be willing to give." Well the Quaker looked pretty whito about the gills, I tell you, when he heard this, for ho could not do without him, no way, and he did not like this preliminary talk of his at all ; at least ho made bold to ask him tho worst of it—what he would take ? "Why," says Daniel, I always liked the Quakers ; they are a quiet, peaceable people, who never go to law if they can help it, and it would be better for our great country if there were more of such people in it. I never saw or heard tell of any harm in'em, except going the whole figure for General Jackson and that ever lastin'almighty villain. Van Burcri; yes, I love the Quakers, I hope they'll go for the Webster ticket yet, and I'll go for you as low as I can any way afford—one thou sand dollars." The quaker well nigh fainted when he heard this, but he was pretty deep, too, so says he : " Lawyer, that's a great deal of money, but I have more causes. If I give you J51,000 will you plead the other causes I shall have to give you !" "Yes," said Daniel, " I will to the best of my humble ability." So down they went to Rhode Island, "and Daniel tried tho case and earned it for the Quaker. Well, tho Quaker he goes round to all the folks that had suits in Court, and says he : " What will you give mo if I get the great Daniel to plead for you ? It cost me ÿl.OOO for a feo, but now he and I are pretty thick, and as ho is on tho spot, I'll get him to plead cheap for you." So ho got 5J300 from one, and $200 from another, and so on, until he got $1, 000 more than he gave. Daniel was in a great rage when he heard this. "What," said ho, doyouthinkl would agree to your letting me out like a livery horse ?" "Friend Daniel, said tho Quaker, "didst thou not undertake to plead all such oauscs ns I should have to givetlioo? If thou will not stand to thy agreement neither will I stand to mine." Daniel laughod out ready to split his sides at this. " Well, says he, "I guess I may as well stand still for you to put tbo bridle on this tiino, for you have fairly pinued me up in a corner of the fence anyhow." So bo weift good humoredly to work and pleaded them all. A Puzzled Darkey.— In flush times, down South, a passenger 00 a river boat accosted a little negro boy with an inquiry not unusual at that day, " WI 10 do you be long to?" " Don't know sir," answered tho boy. "Why don't you know?" " When I came aboard I b'longs to Massa Sam White ; but he went me last niglit on two little par, and the elerk of dis boat Den Sol Smiff bo beat do clerk win mo. on a bluff, an' ho had mo last ; so I can't tell, sir, who I b'longs to till do game cloBe." A young man asked an old gentleman for his daughter in marriage. The ans wer was was, " Go into the orchard and bring in a jiumber of apples. Givo me one half of the whole number, and tho mother one half of the balunco and half an apple over, and to tho daughter one half of tho remainder and half an apple over, and havo one left for yourself, with out cutting an apple, and then if she is willing you can have her. question, and how many did he bring ? He solved tho " My brother," said a good old back woods preacher, " I'am gwine to preach you a plain sarment, that even wimmeq oan understand. You can fiud my text in tho five versos of tho two-eyed chanter of one-eyed John, before it was perceived that he mont 1st John, chap. 11 . Prentice thinks, if a young lady has a thousand acres of valuable land, the young men are apt to conclude tbat they are suf ficcnt ground for attachment. It was some time • * Have yon Blasted Hopes ?" asked a lady of a green librarian, whose face was considerably swoolen. " No, ma'am, but I have a blasted toothache," was tho reply. " Fm afraid you'll come to want," said an old lady to a young gentleman. "I have come to want already," was the re ply ; " I want your daughter." Because two negatives make one affir mative in grammar, don't consider your self acoepted when a girl jilts yon twioe. Good music is always inetrumental Ip affording agreeable entertainment at a so» eial gatherinr Interview with Mr. Pendleton. The Now York Herald recently sent a corrspondcnt to Cincinnati to have a ' 1 talk" with Mr. Pendleton. He sent the follow ing nccount of his reception and of tho in formation clioited : Cincinnati, Juno 8, 1807. "Mr. Pendleton?" "That's my name, sir. Walk in. Take a scat." The inquiry was mine. Tho response was that of Mr. George II. Pendleton, Dem ocratic candidate for the Vico Presidency in 1864 and an aspirant for the Democratic nomination for President at, the New York Convention next month. He was seated at his desk and had suspended writing a let ter to answer tho inquiry which I addressed him from the threshold of his law office, a plainly, but substantially furnished apart mont, about twelve by twelve in size, situ ated in a Jauncey court of law chambers on Third street, in this city. Waving me to the proffered seat with a genial smile whicli made me feel at home with him, oil the in stant, he wished to know what he could do for me. The brief interval which had elapsed to this moment was sufficient to give me an opportunity of perceiving that lie is a man of about forty-two years of age and possessed of a manner which readily ac counts for his personal. popularity. His face seemed not at all srange : it was even familiar, though I had never seen him be fore. The person who makes his acquain tance hereafter will recognize tho truth of this observation; his face is one of tho kind that haunts the mind with the impression that it has been somewhere seen before, though for what reason the spectator will be at a loss to concoivo. I 11 height Mr. Pendleton is a little above the medium, the excess being unnoticeable from a very slight tendency to embonpoint. Not. that ho is stout or portly. The best description of him would be to say that he is very hearty, with a full, robust figure. He is propor tionately well built, and by the ladies would be deemed a handsome man ; dark (though notblaok) hair covers a large fine ly formed head ; mustache and whiskers, worn in the prevailing style (tho latter slightly sprinkled with gray, both inclined to be curly, and with a fineness and silk ness indicative of elegance of temperament, ) surround a face which seems to perpetually wear the winning smile above referred to. A suit of black and dark bluo completes tho picture of tho candidate whom the West is pressing so strenuously for the Democra tic nomination. Despite the public notoriety which Mr. Pondlcton has achieved he is. steadily and earnestly dovoted to the business r.f his pro fession, and it is a wonder how be has con trived to get time from his private duties to transact tho public business which has made him so famous in tho West. He re sides in the country outside the city of Cincinnati, coming in every morning to his office and desk, where, or in court, ho la bors industriously all dny until tho hour for his return to his suburban homo : No doubt a great deal of his suocess is due to the efforts of his friends, whoso number is legion, and whom he has united to himself by the peculiar magnetism of bis character. What ho has been quiek to conceive in pol ities they have been as quick to execute in his interest. They are bound to him b.y a tie which it would seem impossible to sev er. Their devotion to him is of the war mest kind, and he has bccomo their leader without any apparent effort on his part. The details of any policy of his origination they have delighted to carry out. The derstanding between man and party is of the most harmonious kind. I give these particulars concerning Mr. Pendleton be cause he is not known at the East, and es pecially as ho will doubtless prove one of the most prominent eaudidates in the Con vention of July 4. unable to elicit any conversation from Mr. Pendleton for the purpose of publication, the latter saying that such conversations wero supremely ridiculous. The correspondent was A Negro Preacher's Answer. —The following is from a gentleman in Tennes see, whose name is a sufficient guaranty of the incidents narrated : " We learn that on last Sabbath, a meeting was held in a church in this vicinity, connected with tho Northern Methodist church, to inaugurate social equality between the races in the church. After tho congregation in said church, composed of blacks and a few whites was dismissed, the whito preacher hing "Jeff," a black preacher, said: "Well, Bro. Jeff, what do you think of our progress, and the immediate prospect of breaking down all distinctions between white and black? of gladness for you, Bro. Jeff, will it not V The black preacher replied, " Well, Mr. H. I am not sure that this is right. Ob servation and nature teaches me one thing in creation. I havo served long as a'slave, am now free, and am vet black. I hove never known the blackbirds and partridges to livo together ; I have never witnessed the orows and pigoons livo together. Wo have never known the eagle and the tur key to amalgamate, all of them are winged fowls, yet they keep themselves distinct— all have one Creator God, who cares for thorn. From some cause they are kept apart. So, Mr. H. I do not believe we can alter the laws of God, and in my hum ble way, I would prefer tho black people to have separate houses of worship. This is best for us. We black people, are now free,—-lot us livo free as God has made us separate people." There is a true conservative wisdom in those words of the poor negro, teaching the whito man and brother, to observe tho laws of God. »1 It will be a day — fhibtit Mairn. A Modern Babylon. —From all ac counts, Washington, the proud Capitol of the " Model Republic," is getting to be a very nice plaee for a small tea-party. A story is going the rounds of tho press, which is vouched for as true, that there are two fashiouable gambling houses, both within half a dozen squares of the Treasury building, which are exclusively for the use of ladies. One, and perhaps the best furnished and most largely fre quented, is situated on Fourteenth street, while the other is in the First ward, but a few. squares distant. At theso places, at nearly all hours of the day, may be found richly dressed ladies, connected with fam ilies whose standing is high in the commu nity, earnestly engaged in. faro, and stak ing their money witli an abandon that would excite surprise. The sterner sex is rigidly excluded, and the players feel themselves secure from tho intrusion of watchful fathers or angry husbands, while they at the same time place firm reliance on the silence of their fair companions, who are quite select aud respectable, as the judgment of the crafty proprietresses enables them to perceive that the indis criminate admission of visitors would be injurious to their interests. Can this be true ? Who Built the Capitol. —The capitol of the United States, as it stands, is the work of many persons, of whom but two or three are noticeable. Dr. Thornton made the first design, said by Washington to combine "grandeur, simplicity and conve nience." The architects retained but two of three features of Thornton's design, and preferred one by Mr. S. Hallet. B. II. Latrobo, of an enterprising Maryland fam ily, bogan to rebuild tho capitol after the British burnt it, aud Mr. Bullfiuek pleted it. It was thirty-five yoars after the laying of the corner-stone before a com pleted national capitol existed in America. Tho extension of tho capitol ha» already occupied eighteen years. Washington luid tho corner-stone of the old, Webster of tho new capitol. The Brunelleschi of the house is Thomas 11. Walter, the Ghiberti of it is Thomas Crawford. There are three names, therefore, Hallet, Walter, Crawford —with whom nre associated the merits of the capitol. Walter is incomparably national architect ; ho built the Girard Col com 1 ba lego at Philadelphia, and on that building and the dome of the capitol his fame will last. National Debts. —Misory loves com pany, and so our tax-payors may find con solation in roading the following : We owe now $2,. Ï08, 124,160. England, with smaller population aud and a poorer coun try owes $4,003,794,285. $2,340,029,890; her debt has increased one hundred and thirty per eent. in thir teen years, and increases yearly, while the population remains almost stationary.— Austria owes $1,816,103,391, .end has increased her debt one hundred and eight per cent, in eighteen years. Italy owes $1,317,103,281, and her debt has increa sed iu six years one hundred and fifty-eight per cent. Prussia owes $245,766,503, and has lately spent much more than her income. Spain, with loss than half our population, and not a twentieth part of our wealth-produetive power, owes $819,887, 360. Franco 0 \ycs The Trustees of William and Mary Col lege, Virginia, received from England, a few weeks since, a remittance of $8,000, the proceeds of a legacy left for the College in 1742, by an English lady by the name of Margaret Whaley. The original legacy was JÊ50 steriiag, and has been hitherto un known or forgotten until accidentally dis covered by a lawyer in searching over some old papers. An Austrian, condommed to six years hard labor, has made a curious timepiece, mostly froqi refuse of his rations of rye Tho clock indicates the hours, minutes, seconds, the days and months of the year. The hands are of wood and the figures and dialplnte of straw ; the rest, even to the key, is made from tho crumbs of broad. The only instrument employed by the convict was a small pocket knife. bread. To every man thore are many, dark hours—when he fools inelL abandon his best enterprise ; hours when lie feels unequal to the burden, when all his aspirations seem worthless. Let no ono think that be alone has dark hours. Thoy are the oommon lot of humanity. many ined to A descendant of Luther, the Great Re former, is now living in Hagarstown, Md. He is ono of the eighth generation, in doscont from his distinguished ancestor. Louis Napoleon receives ns a salary $74,240 per day ; Queen Victoria, $6, 027 ; Francis Joseph, $10,650, and the King of Prussia, $8,210. The New Tammany Hall which will bo plaoed under tho control of tho National Demoeratio Committee for the nso of the Convention, will scat about 4500. Onr national debt amounts to more than double the whole value of tho gold mined in this conntry since the first opening of the gold regions. The population of Salisbury, Md. is a buiit throe thousand. Cromwell'« Speech. The following brief and decidedly pithy speech delivered by Oliver Cromwell on dissolving the long Parliament, may to new to some of our readers. It is a fair specimen of the rude, vigorous, and hardy style of this singular character: " It is high time for me to pnt. an end to your sitting in this place, which yc have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defied by the practice of every vice. Ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government. Yc arc a pack of mer cenary wretches, and would, like Esau, sell your country for a mess of pottage, and like Judas, betray your God for a few pieces of silver. Is there a single virtue now remaining in you ? Is there one vice you do not possess ? You have no more religion than my horse. Gold is your God. Which of you has not bartered away your conscience for bribes ? Is there a man among you who has the least care for tho good of the Commonwealth ? You sordid prostitutes ! Have you not defiled this sa cred place, and turned tho Lord's temple into a den of thieves ? By your immoral principles and wicked practices ye have grown intolerably odious to a whole nation. You, who were deputed here by the people to get their grievances redressed, are your selves becoma their greatest grievance. Your couutry, therefore, calls upon me to clean this atigean stable by puttiug a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this house, and which, by God's help, and tho strength ho has given mo, I now intend to do. I command you, therefore, upon the peril of your lives, to depart, immediate ly out of this place. Go! Get you out! Make haste! Ye venal slaves, begoof! Tako away that shining bauble there, (tho speaker's mace) and lock up the doors. The Value of a New* pa per. When trade grew slack and notes foil line, tho merchant's faoe grow long and blue ; lii.s dreams were troubled all tho night, with sheriffs, baliffa all in sight. At last bis wife unto him said, " Rise up at once and got out of bed, and get your paper, iuk aud pen, and say these words unto all men : " My goods I wish to »ell to you, and to your wivos and daughters y prices they Bhall bo so low, that each will buy before they go." He did his good wife advised, and in the paper advertised. Crowds came and bought aH that he had ; his notes were paid, his dreams made glad, and he will tell you to this dny, how well did printer's ink repay. He told us this, with a knowing wink, how ho saved by printer's iuk. The other in a place as tight, contented «with the Dress to slight, he did not let tho people know of what he had, or where to go. Hÿ drafts fell duo and were not paid ; a levy on his goods wero made ; the store was closed until tho sale, and for some time lie was in jail. A bankrupt now without a cent, at leisure he does deep repent, that very foolish and unwise, he did not freely advertise. The newspapers of a town are its life blood. Without them they can not pros per. The better they are supported at home, the more powerful their influence will bo abroad. To the merchant they are indispensable, as those who have made use of them as a medium through which to reach the public, well know. And they contribute largely to the prosperity of ev ery citizen, for their influence is felt in a thousand different ways, and exerted in a thousand different directions. too ; m as New Pheventive or the Cattu Plaque. —Chloride of copper is now exten sively used in Germany against the cattle plague, or rather as a preservative, modus operandi is as follows ; Take green cryBtalizod oholoride of copper, 8 gins, spirits of wine 2 kilog. and dissolve. With this solution impregnate a pad of cotton, lay it on a plaie, and set fire to it in tho centre of the stable, turning the animals' head towards tho fiame, so as to make them breathe the fumes. This operation is per formed morning and evening, burning one pad for every three head of cattle. At night a spirit lamp 1UI lighted in the stabler tho flame is surrounded with wire gauze. The liquid is also administered internally, with the addition of fifteen gins, of chloro form for the above quantity. A teasçoon ful of this is put iu the animals' drink a day. As a further precaution the litter« are watered with the same solution. The od with tlit} solution is To prevent accidents Marks or a Gentleman. —No man is a gentleman who, without provocation, would treat with incivility the humblest of his spe cies. It is a vulgarity for which no ao oorupli.UBjents of dress or address can ever atone. Show me fli | make evory one happy around him, and whose greatest solicitudo is nevor to givo cause of offense to any one, and 1 will sh you a gentleman by nature and by prac tice, thongh he may never have worn a suit of broadcloth, nor over iieard of a lexicon. I am proud to say, for the honor of our species, there are men, in every throb of whose heart there is a solicitude for tho wclfere of mankind, and whose evory breath is perfumed with kindness. • desires to' An exchange says : " Women 4ro al lowed to practice law in Kansas." How kind of Kansas ! Unlike her sister States, she will permit the ladies to sully them selves with Coko. ^ Words fitly spoken are thoughts in flight and speed like arrows to tho mark. Such words men will hear, wait to hear, and hearing ponder well.