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♦ ? •-V m i| " I ± D |i?&s» '4 3«; A A M .* S NO. 32. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 8, 1868. YOL. I. Select JJoetrjj. hr REYOim TUB StINSBT. Shadows o'er the valu And the _ Twilight draws her curtains softly, Golden clouds hang in the west. Hushed tile noise of buBy labor, Toil has sought its wonted rest; Whispering trees and murmuring streamlets, Sweetly sootho each troubled breast. creeping, sinks to his R*st ; Time is fleeting, nncl I'm drawing Near the sunset of my life ; Soon will end my weary journeyj Soon will cease all toil and strife. Shadows o'er my path are falling, Earthly visions fade away ; Voices soft and sweet, are telling endless, orient day. O'er the misty mountains hastens One I've waited long to see ; Soft as night-dow falls His kind bidding, " • Lo ! the purple light of evening, Stealing gently up the sky, Bears me on its wings to meet him. Is this death? 'Tis sweet to die l * Jesus calls me, and I'm going Where the shadows never come; Now the desert lies behind me, And I hasten to my home— To my home beyond the sunset, Far beyond the day's decline, Where tile glory is unfadiug, Where the golden portals shine. meadows, Come to me." • from the |ant. AKNOLD'S TEEAS0N. We oxtract from tho address of Profes Coppce, delivered to tho graduating class of West Point, a graphie version of the treason of Renedict Arnold, which as isdc of tho most impressivo lessons of his tory, cannot be too frequently reviewed by American youth, or harkened to by men of mature years : And now, gentlemen, lot mo spend the very short time allotted to mo in elabora ting one thought of common interest to cadet» I find the text in the words of our unimortal Washington, and a few statistics ■of the Revolutionary history, doubtless well Ttnown to you all, must he given to cluci dnto it. On the 22d day of September, 1780, General Arnold returned from an in terview with Major Audro, at and near the Tiouse of Joshua Ilett Smith, to Rcverly, and then made all preliminary arraugc auents for tho surrender of this post, bnt without, ns far as is known, taking any one into his confidence. On the 24th, the British were to come up tho river and take West Point. This was well timed, as Washington was not expected to return from Hartford until the 20th. « Most un expectedly, he changed his plans and re turned through Duchess County to Fishkill on the 24th. He stayed that night with the French embassador, who was there, and in happy ignoranoe of the snaky treason,, whose final coil was being wound ; he took saddle before dawn "of t he 25t h, in order to reach Gen. Arnold's headquarters jn time to breakfast with tho General anil Mrs. Arnold, and then to inspect the works at West Point. Some soldiers had gono heforo with Washington's baggage to announco his purpose to Arnold; but »8 he approached Arnold's house he turned off towards the river. Lafayette, who was riding with him, exclaimed: "General, that is the wrong way ; you kuow Mrs. Arnold is waiting fin- us." Washington replied in a pleasant way, " All young men aro in love with Mrs. Arnold," and added Go and take your breakfast, aud tell Mrs. Arnold not to wait for mo ; that I will bo there by and by." So the staff went to Arnold's house and took break fast, the eountenanco of the host, cold blooded as was the man, being unable to conceal his secret trouble and misgivings. The British had not come and there were no tidings. Washington had arrived two days Booner than he was expected. While breakfast, Lieutenant Allen, of Arnold's command, came in with a letter. It was from below. He tore it open, expecting to read news of the enemy's movement up the river, norror and astonishment ; the tidings were from Major Jameson, that Maj or Andre was in his hands, a prisoner r. Leaping from his seat, he an nouncea to his guests that an urgent mes sage called for his presence at West Point ; and he left that as a message, should Gen eral Washington arrive before his return ; he would return, lie said, as soon as pos sible. He went to his wife's room and sent for her. In a few words lie announc ,ed the necessity of going at once to tho British lines. Leaving her in a swoon on the floor, he rnshed out, mounted one of the horses of Washington's cavalcade in Waiting at tho door, galloped down a steep pathway to Beverly dock, got into his six soared barge, and ordered the oarsmen to pull with a will for Teller's Point, promis ing them an extra ration of rum and a re ward in money, and telling them that lie was hurrying that he might transact his ibusiness there and return without delay to meet General Washington. As they pass ed Teller's Point, and neared the Vulture, a man-of-war, he Bprcad his white hand kerchief as a flag of truce, and reached tho British ship, a traitor, in rafety—a villain under protection which could not fail. It was a raoe for life, and ho won it. Just after Arnold's flight Washington arrived at Beverly. On being told that Arnold had gone to West Point, ho took a hasty break fast and hurried over to meet him there. As the boat approached the landing, Washington was surprised to find that there was no salute, and no guard turned out to receive him. Indeed, the command - jng officer, Cojopol Lamb, of the artillery, «or at ï wns hiisurcly strolling down tlio path as the barge landed. Confused when he saw the General-in-Chief, he stammered out : "Had I any idea your Excellency was coming, I would have given you a proper reception." "Sir!" exclaimed Washing ton, "is not General Arnold here 1" "No, sir. Ifc has not been here these two days, aud I have not heard-from him in that time." Astonished, and recurring to his old suspicions, Washington inspected the works, and returned about noon to Ar nold's house. There Hamilton mot him with the proofs of the treason—all the pa pers taken in Andre's hoot, which had by this time arrived. The messenger had ar rived just four hours after Arnold's escape, hooking around him, lie turned to Knox and Lafayette, and said, in a solemn, al most heart-broken manner : "Whom can wo trust now ?" The papers taken from Major Andre are still well preserved in the State Libra ry at Albany. They hang against the wall in a frame covered with glass. We saw them in 1859, and stood and gazed at them for some time. They were objects of deeper iujerest to us than anything else we saw in tho'Jauilding. We had read of them in school, in our lessons of history, and had read and heard of them since, but there they were before us, these same identi cal papers. We were carried hack in im agination to the scenes of the Revolution, aud the incidents of Andre's capture and execution were ns vividly portrayed in our mind, as if we had been a spectator of the scene .—Editor of the Transcript. THc Suez Canal. A report was submitted by -M. de Los seps, the engineer of the Suez Canal Com pany, to a meeting of the shareholders, held on June 1st, in Paris, that the com pany has already expended $57,000,000 on the work, that a balance of $11,000,000 still remained in the treasury, and that a loan by means of bonds, amounting to $20,000,000, would be sufficient to plete the undertaking. In 1852, M. de Lcsseps undertook to form a company to construct a canal through this isthmus, (a project of the great Napoleon,) which is about seventy-five miles broad, lying be tween the Mediterranean and Red seas, and connecting the continents of Asia and Africa. Two years afterwards the Pasha of Egypt conferred npon M. do Lesseps the exclusive privilege of carrying out the project. The proposed route wns exam ined in 1855 by a commission of engineers from various countries, who stntod in their report that there were no extraordinary difficulties in the way. It is said that, with the exception of two small ridges, of the respective medium heights of thirty and forty-five feet, the surface is only ele vated from five to eight feet above tho lev ol of tho adjoining seas, - The company was formed in 1859, and the work was shortly afterward commenced. The pro ject is to extend tho canal botwoon tho old Afab town of Suez and tho Gulf of Palu sinra. It is to lie ninety miles long, twen-, ty feet deep at low-wateS level of the Med iterranean, and thrcc'hundred and thirty feet wide on the surface. Froiii Port Said, qn the Mediterranean, the water tran sit on the canal is now open -to Ismalia, about sixty miles. Near Suez, the Red sea termination of the canal, are some formidable rocky obstructions, which, however, tho labors 'of eight thousand workmen ore so steadily removing that the work is expected to be entirely completed by October, 1809, tho time announced by Do Lcsseps. Including the cost of the new quay constructed on the Red sea, and the additional docks that may he necessary by a trade like that which will pass through the isthmus, the cost of this great enterprise may reach, it is thought, a hundred millions of dollars. Port Said, on the Mediterranean, which six years ago was a solitude, now has a population of ten thousand, and its ton nage lias nearly doubled sinoe last year. It has a fine hnrbor, and is expected to become the seat of an extensive commerce. Suez lias also risen from a population of two thousand a few years ago to ten thous and. In the roadstead, about two miles off, vessels of a largo size can find safe an chorage, though it is said there is only suf ficient depth of wator for hoots and light ers to como alongside the quay. Its im irtnnee has been hitherto derived from ..jing a port of tho overland route between England and India, China and Australia. If tho canRl shall prove a sucocss, it must he one of the most important of modern improvements in its effocts upon trade and commerce. - .. com Tho word "its" is nowhere to he found in tho English version of the Bible.— "Its," the possessive of "it," was not in our language till about the beginning tho seventeenth century. Tho Anglo S on word is "his," and this is the word for "its" used by the translators. of ax Humbolt regards tho climato of the Cas pian Sea as tho most salubrious in the world. There ho found tho most delicious fruits that he saw during his travels, and such was the purity of the air that polish ed stcol would not tarnish evon by night exposure. Tho love of goodness only becomes real by doing good. Tho mere admiration of duty, without an effort for its accomplish ment, will hut resolve itself into cant or unmeaning phrases • 'SSlit and pmq. At Mereer, Pennsylvania, there is a colony of Freedmen from C'liarlottsville, Virginia. One of them, for some reason or other, had to buy his son, for whom he had to pay four hundred dollars—out of the money given to him by his master. A year or two after settling hero, his boy died, and some of the sympathizing white neighbors went to . his house to condole with him. He took them into the where the corpse was "laid out, 1 pointing to it, with every evidence of gen- uine grief, exclaimed : " Dar he is ! -Dat's him ! I paid foah hundred dollars for dat boy, and dat's all I's got to show for it!" Southern Home Journal. room and On the day of an eclipse, when all the inhabitants of Paris were outof doors, pro vided with telescopes and pieces of smoked glass, an Englishman was seen driving fu riously along one of the principal streets. "Where does my lord wish to go ?" as ked the driver. "To see the eclipse," answered the En glishman, poking his head out of the coach window, "only drive up as near to it as possible, for I am short sighted. "Is your horse gentle, Mr. Dabster?" " Perfectly gentle, sir ; the only fault he has (if that he a fault) is a playful habit of extending his hinder hoofs now and then." " Ry extending tho hinder hoofs, you don't mean kicking, I hope? people call it kicking, Mr. Green ; hut it's only a slight reaction of the muscles; a disease rather than a vice." " Home A lady who, though iu tho autumn of life, had not lost all dreams of spring said toJcrrold: "I cannot imagine what makes my hair turn gray. I sometimes fancy it must he tho essence of rosemary with which my maid is in the habit of wetting it. "What do you think ?" "I should be afraid, madam," replied the distinguished dramatist, dryly, "that it is the essence of thyme." A quaek advertised to cure among other incurable diseases, Mareobozarris, Abdel cader, Hippopotamus, Pota-toe-rot, Gasti cus, Hydrostatios, Inflammation of tho Abominable Regions, Ager Fits, Shaking Quaker Visits aud all kinds of Anniversa r y "I want you to explain the points of the compass to mo. Bobby, what is tile high est latitude known ?" said a teacher to his pupil. "Tho highest latitude known is that which Bill Jones allows his feelings when waltzing with our Kate." A lady was urged by her friends to mar ry a widower, and as an argument they spoke of his two beautiful children—"Chil dren," replied the lady, "are liko tooth picks. A person wants her own." A'Vermonter has invented a new and cheap plan for boarding. One of his boarders mesmerises (ho rest, and then cats a hearty meal, tho mesmerised being satisfied from sympathy. When a man and woman are made one liy a clergyman, the question is which is tho one ? Sometimes there is a long struggle between them heforo this matter is finally settled: Pat O'Leary, a fresh importation just brought over, gazing iu astonishment upon an elephant in a monagorio, asked the keeper, 1 ' What kind of a baste is that aitin hay wid his tail ?" '■What a pity it is, my dear sir," said a lady to Garrick, "that you are not toller." I should lie supremely happy, madam." replied Garrick, "to be higher in your es timation." A Husband complains sadly at tho price of "ducks." Plis wife rccontly bought three for $'210, viz:—A "duck" of a dress, a"duck" of a bonnet, and a "duck" If you want to make a long story short. It the teller to begin at tho end ; in oth er words, to give the tail of the tale first. It ÎB a good method to pnnish bores. "Sam, are you ono of tho Southern ohivalry?" "No, massa, I'se otic of the Southern slinvelry. I Bhovclcd dirt at the Dutch Gap Canal." "Pat, is your Bister's child a "hoy or girl?" "Faith an' I don't know yet whether I'm an uncle or aunt." "I wish," said a son of Erin, "I could Tlffd a place whore men don't die, that I may go thoro and end my day3." When Amherst College proposed to in fliot a title on Henry Ward Beecher, ho vowed he would not be d—d. Adam wns the only man that never tan talized his wife about the "way mother used to cook." Men, like books, have at each end a blank leaf—-childhood and old age, Hljmutiurat .Department. Fruit lu Maryland aud Delaware. The National Journal, of Philadelphia, in answer to a correspondent in New York, who seeks information as to fruit culture in these States, says : "Wo are strongly impressed with the belief that the State of Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland are destined to be "the fruit garden of America, sedge fields, forests and pines aro giving way rapidly to extensive peach orchards and acres of small fruit. Four gentlemen of this city have, within the past eighteen months, ' invested over $100,000 in the purchase and improvement of land in Som- erset Co. Maryland, near Westover Sta- tion, on the Eastern Shore Railroad, a continuation of the Delaware Railroad.— One of the parties says that up to Nov. 20th last, he had planted 250 apple, 250 pear and 10,000 peach trees. He had also set out 10,000 blackberry, 2,000 raspber- ry and 27,000 strawberry plants. lie purposed planting last fall 200 plum nu<l 100 quinco trees. A neighbor of his put out last fall 55,000 peach trees, and will go largely into cultivation of small fruits. At the next station below, another gentle- man has planted 20,000 peach trees, 1,000 pear trees, and will also engage largely in trucking." The Fruit Trees. 11. "When fruit trees occupy the ground, nothing else should—except very short grass. 2. Fruitfulness and growth of the tree cannot be expected the same year. 8. There is uo plum that the oirculio will not take, though uuy kind may some times escape for one year in one place. 4. Peach borers will not do much dam age when stiff clay is heaped up round the tree a foot high. 5. Pear blight still puzzles the greatest The best remedy known is to plant men. two for every one that dies. 0. If you don't know how to prune, don't hire a man from the other side of the sea that knows less than you do. 7. Don't cut off a big lower limb unies. you are a renter, and don't care what be comes of tho tree when your time is out. 8. A tree with the limbs coming out near tho ground is wortli two trees trimm ed mp five feet, and wortli four trees trimm ed up ten feet, aud so on till they are not worth anything 9. Trim down, not up. 10. Shorten in, not lengthen up. 11. If you had your arm cutoff, you would feel it to your heart—a tree \v ill not fool, hut rot to the heart.— Mass. Elough man. How Can I Raise Quinces? —So asks a correspondent in Lehigh county, and wo answer that they can he raised as easily as apples or pears, in the way we shall de scribe. There is no secret about it, Get the "orange" variety. See that they are entirely free of the borer heforo planting. Set six or eight feet apart in rich soil. Bandage tlie stum in two or three wrap pings of muslin, or any kind of cloth, as far down in tho ground as possible, as tlie roots start from near tlie surface. Let this bandage run six or eight inches above ground, then pile the soil compactly a cou ple of inches around the bandage, and re new this early every spring. ' Fine, large golden quinces, rivaling tlie largest oran ges, will bless your efforts annually. Should the borer by any means steal in, ferret them out carefully witli a piece of wire. Should they, however, get tlie ad vantage of you and your trees become hon ey-combed, set out again young trees, so that by the time the old ones are gone, the young ones will be finely in hearing. We have raised these quinces in perfection, but not caring for the fruit, they were re moved when they were about to die from the operations of tlie worm.— Gcr. Tel. Sweet Potato Vines. —A correspond ent of tlie, Georgia Telegraph states that tho vines of the sweet potato may be saved during the wiuter and used in spring for propagating a ucw crop. In the fall, any time before frost takes place, tlie vines may ho cut in any convenient length, and placed, iu layers, on the surface of tho earth, to tho depth of twelve or cightccu inches ; cover tho vines, whilst damp, with partial ly rotten straw (either pine or wheat will answer,) to the depth of six inches, and cover tlie wholo witli a light soil about four inches deep. Iu this way tho vines keep during tho winter, and in spring will put out'sprouts as abundantly as the potato itself when bedded. Tile draws or sprouts can be planted first, aud the vino itself can be subsequently cut aud used as wo generally plant slips. will they Feed your poultry on raw onions chop I fine mixed with other food, about twice a week. It is bettor than a dozen cures for chicken cliolora. Pulverized charcoal given occasionally is a preventive of putrid affentions, to which fowls are very subject. DM The veterinary editor of Wilkes' Spirit of the Times recomnieüds tho following for scratches in a horse : take sulphate of zinc, ono drachm ; glycerine, two ounces ; apply every morning. When you hear a man say, "Life is hut a dream," tread on his coruB and wake him up. Lifo is real. Manure heavily, plough deeply and cul tivate thoroughly, if you would farm well, Jlopular JtJTißcettang. The Abbio Mignc has just addressed a letter to a very honorable director of one of the great seminaries of Paris, condem- ning the use of tobacco and snuff, letter furnishes us with an opportunity of relating a fact that is personal to us. Several times in our youth and riper age wo have taken up and discarded the use of the snuff box. In 18(51, when writing our mathematical treatises, we used snuff to excess, taking 20 to 25 grammes per day, incessantly having recourso to the fatal box, and snuffing up the dangerous stimulant. The effect of this was on the other hand, a rapid loss of memory, not only of the present but of the past. We bad learned several languages by their roots and our memory was often at a loss for a word. Frightened at this consider- able loss, we resolved in September, 1801 to renounce the use of snuff and cigars forever. This resolution was the com- mencement of a veritable restoration to health and spirits, and our memory re- covered all its sensibility and force. The same thing happened to M. Dubrunfant, the celebrated chemist, in renouncing the use of tobacco. Wo do not hesitate in saying that for one moderate snuff-taker or smoker, there arc 99 who use tobacco This Hippophagy, or Ilorse-cating, is repor ted by the French journals to have failed. Reef is still preferred. Although the learned experimenters have assembled around perfectly well appointed tables, and eaten horse steak, with truffles and horse kidneys, with champagne dressing, and horse tongues with tomato sauce—all ac companied with good wine, and have praised the excellence of horseflesh, yet the poor will run tho risk of starving rutil er than accept a meal of horseflesh. In addition to the natural anti kind of food, they very horses slaughtered are fi old, poor, worn out, and not unfreequently diseased animals. There are 22 shops in Paris for the sale of horseflesh, hut it is as serted they do an insignificant business, and up to March there had boon slaugh tered for food only 3728 horses, 80 asses and 23 mules in Paris, making in all, say IGU.OUQ pounds of meat. This, for a pop ulation of two millions is not very strong cvidcnco that this article of diet will prove acceptable to the palates of the Parisians. pathy of this well know that the for tho most part, Tiie Number of American Ficiiitino Ships. —During the war our fighting ships afloat numbered over five hundred. They are now reduced to about 80—screw sloops, paddle wheels, frigates, gunboats, store ships, &c. Five of tho most effective of these are yet in the navy-yards, and mount oighty-tlirco guns; seven are with Admi ral Farragut, numbering also eighty-three guns; twelve, of one hundred and thirteen guns, form the Asiatic squadron, under Rear Admiral ltowen ; seven, with fifty seven guns, are with Rear-Admiral Dahl gren, on the South Pacifio station ; Rear Admiral Graven commands eleven with one hundred and twenty-four guns, on the North Pacific station; Rear-Admiral Da vis lias seven with seventy-five guns, on the South Atlantic station ; eight, with seventy-three guns, aro with Rear Admiral 'Hoff, on tho North Atlantic station; while Vice-Admiral Porter lias thirteen, with one hundred and forty-five guns, in the Naval Academy squadron; aud seven, witli seventy-three guns, are on the lakes and on home stations. The Eobobean Drought. —England has recently been relieved from a protracted drougt of probably from one hundred and twelve to one hundred aud fourteen days, embracing April, May, Juno and tlie lar ger part of July, a season of great impor tance to the spring crops. This is said to have been the most extraordinary drought which lias prevailed in Englaud since 1789. Pastures iu England and Wales are unu sually dried up. Every thing planted or sowed in the spring, hut especially the root crops, received almost irreparable in From Ireland aud Scotland we juries. have similar accounts, and reports of drought, although of a less serious nature, are brought from Gcrmauy and parts of Spain and France. Tho Knox (111.) Republic following: " A farmer near Onodia, one day last week, while on an unfrequented part of his farm, near a ravine, discovered that an oak Bapling had been cut and dragged to tho ravine, which caused him to investigate the matter, the result of which was he found a trap door covered by the sod, which opened into a room exca vated in the ground. This room was quite well fitted up with tables aud chairs, and containing stolen property of all kinds, and was evidently the rendezvous of thieves." has the California is likely to become tho great est raisin-producing country in tho world. The best grape for this purpose is one of the Malaga varieties. Tho process is to break the stems of the principal branches and thus prevent the flow of the sap. The fruit thon shrinks in tho sun, tho watery portion is dried and the sugar concentra tion increased in proportion. Last year one farm yielded twevty-fivc thousand pounds, and a single Isabella vino bore twenty-fivo hundred bunches. Calico, the well-known cotton cloth, is named from Calicut, a city in India, from whence It first came. Calico brought to Eugland iu the year 1031. was first For the Xiihllctoun Transcript. LEISURE MOMENTS. Dedicated to my School. ' The world is but a vast field of conflict, in which man is placed to contend against the host of cares, perplexities, dangers and temptations arrayed against him ; and oftimes the soul grows faintand weary beneath the burden of toil allotted unto it. And yet, scattered along the pathway of laborious striving are beautiful resting places, all radiant with those welcome gifts of our Heavenly Father—Leisure moments. These are the vases, the flowery dells in the desert of life, toward which we look forward with yearning gaze, that there we may rest awhile from the world's busy din, and cool the fevered pulse of action in the soothing fountain of thought, to draw sweet draughts fooiu the spring of memory, or, perchanoe, paint fair pictures of fancy on the canvas of the future. Yes, t hey are precious gifts, those Leisure Mo ments ; but, aro they given ns only to squander away in idleness and dreamy self-satisfaction over what wo deem work well done ? Nay, we think they are bo stowed for a higher, holier purpose. Q od hath not planted the rose merely to bloom, wither and die ; but while it unfolds its beauty to gladden the eye of the beholder, the wandering bee revels in its richest sweets, and the pale invalid blesses the flower that shakos out its faagranee on the dewy air. The pearl was not designed to rest bidden in its native shell beneath the ocean wave, but, brought to light by the adventurous diver, and wrought by the skillful baud of art it is bound around fair brows to render beauty still more beauti The glittering diamond elicits no admiration in its dark birth-place, ainid the murky coal, but, fashioned by the cunning artisan, it sparkles in the diadem of royalty, the most precious of all gems. The gleaming gold of California confers no favor on men until tho swarthy miner tears it from its mountain-bed, that it may become the medium of commerce, and in the hands of men with souls unstained by Avarice, it shall render many a home hap py, and drive gaunt poverty from the widow and the fatherless. And thus it is with our Leisure Mo ments, while they are given us for recre ation aud pleasure they should not be con sidered as mere baubles, nor bo suffered to pass away unadapted to some useful purpose ; for they are the roses, the ]>earls, the diamonds, and tho precious gold of life. Rut, says one, bow shall I best make use of them that'they maybe both pleasant aud happy ? Perhaps you have a friend on whom disease lias laid its bands, who canuot go forth with you to.drink in the charms of nature, or bow at tho slirine of Pleasure. Rind some of these rosy mo ments into a hoquet of cheerfulness, and carry it, all sparkling with the dew-drops of Hope, to the ohamber of the languish ing one, and the grateful smile and kind ling love-light in her eye shall bestow a pleasuro which time can never steal away. Yonder is a widow, who has laid her only sou on the sacred shrine of liberty. Gather a few of these pearls, and weaving them into a coronal of Consolation, place it on her care-worn brow, whispering words of Faith, that tell her she shall meet her loved one in the bright world beyond. In the busy street wanders an outcast orphan child, Ü let us spare him some of our golden moments, and in the loom of Renevolenco weave him garments to shield him from the pitiless winds ; and all through coming years the chambers of memory will glow with the light of our polished gems. As we look abroad wo may behold reeling to his wretched home a sad wreck of humanity, with all his God-given attributes blighted and Beared by the burning breath of In temperance, Lot us take some of the dinmonds of time and setting them in crown of Truth, Virtue and Religion, place it on our fallen brother's temple, and reinstate him on the glorious throne of Manhood, and tils angels of heaven will cease to sweep the trembling wires of their golden harps, to turn aud whisper " well done." ful. a Have you still more of the Leisure Moments ? Take then the Roses, the Pearls, tho Gold and the Diamonds, and bring them all glittering in the sunshine of God's love, to lay on the altnr of Grat itude an oblation to the glorious giver. Vacation. Retirement, July 22nd, 1808. Advantages of Association between the Sexes. —What makes those men who associate habitually with women superior to others ? What makes the woman who is accustomed to and at ease in tho compa ny of men superior to lier sex in general ? Solely because she is in the habit of a free, graceful and continual conversation with the other sex. Women in this way lose their frivolity, the flicultics awaken, tlioir delicacies and peculiarities unfold all their beauty and captivation in tho spirit of in tellectual rivalry, pedantic, rude, declamatory ner. The coin of tho undi And the men lose their or sullen man erstanding and the heart is interchanged continually.— Their asperities arc rubbed off ; their bet ter materials polished and brightened, and their richness, like fine gold, is wrought into finer workmanship, by the figure of woman, than it could do by those of men. Tho iron and steel of our oharaotor aro laid aside, liko tho harshness of a warrior in a time of pcaoe and scourity. Beautiful extract—helping a handsome young' lady out of n mud hoio. For the Middletown Transcript. Middletown, July 22nd, 1868. Mr. Editor: —Your last "Transcript" presented quite a leugtby urtiule from "Lucius," in which he uttered many things hard to be belief, à by those who live so near his town, The first and only truth lie uttered, was that Odessa did not "present itself before your readers as the substance of greatness, or the paragon of perfection." Ah! some "blessed by nature with pretty faces but really I think if any of our young men were permitted to have a view of their toilet, aud see the mass of confusiou they leave on going out into company, they would ask, as Homer, ' • help of the godB and no doubt Mr. Prim's description would foil to portray ** in colors that would do justice to suen a chaotic muss of powder, rouge, pomatum, and many other cosmetics that the fair sex use to beautify themselves, so they may appear lovely, while the inward ador- ning of ' ' grace und meekness," aro nev- er sought after. -So you have some literary characters in town 1 I wonder when they show forth ; doubtless at night, when darkness per- vades, and all ears are closed; what a pity such eloquence is left to echo and re-echo through the vastnoss of space, liut, ii "Full ninny a flower is born to blush unseen tho desert air." Aud waste its sweetnm Whore is it that drunkenness is not frowued upon Y No one unless destitute of humanity and intelligence can look upon the poor inebriate without feelings of pity that one of Adam's race would become a slave to the influence of King Alcohol, nntl in order to reclaim such, we have a flour ishing " Good Templars'Institution, and many, who years ago, were seen winding their way home reeling beneath the weight of intoxicating drink, now hold a respect able position in society." Where has Odes sa such an institution ? I have been In formed that the ladies of our town h&Te become so absorbed in the Temperance cause, that through their tears and entrea ties they have reclaimed the most aban doned cases. If any of our citizens, in an hour of temptation, yield to the temp ter, they seek the glass in the midst of their friends, and do not sknlk from public gaze, for they know that the community U ever williug to lend a helping band to re store them from the slough of druukeness, aud throw the mantle of charity o, er such, exclaiming: "To err is human, to for give divine," and with the Rible to sanc tion their proceedings, they can proceed without fear, for it emphatically declares that a fallen brother can be reclaimed not only seven times, hut seventy times seven. Rut the thought strikes me that the Ode», sonians ride to Middletown to obtain their favorite drink, knowing that the best qual ity of everything ib sold in our progressive little town, which bids fais, at no distant day to hold an equal footing with towns of note. Aud when did Madame Gossip shake off this mortal coil ? I have noticed none of her offspring draped in the habili ments of mourning ; perchance her family is too numerous for such an expensive dress. I do not know of any special tele graph being instituted iu town when oi$r ladies havo a beau, hut methinks it is a sly way for "Lucius" to inform tho puWlo of the various attractions that the belles of Odessa possess, tho manner in which they are "sparked" by the opposite sex, and the different manner that Cupid has to bait the ladies witli baskets of fruit ; while tho ladies of our town think that such means are udapted only to children, and the bait that we nibble at is an unblemished char acter well adorned with virtue aud purity. We are very glad to hoar the ladies of Odessa have made a raise and got "pew bonnets instead of hats." Wo are aware that many of your citizens have amassed fortunes, hut did not know it was from at tending to their own business, but thought it was by economy and industry. So you have a Library in town ! No doubt most of its volumes are "settled and fixod," from a long residence in one plaea, and tho dust that has accumulated on each volume so completely covers its title-page that it is really necessary for Mr. Fostèr to know the accustomed place of each vol ume ; so that after all, the donor of that Library in the great day of reckoning wjll not ho denfened with the acclamation of " Rlcssed." Humph ! Benovolenc is characteristic with your citizens ; our citizens from early life, were taught to know and feel that it is more "blessed to give than to receive/' and tho poor mondicant receives attention and is never spumed from the hospitable roof of any, but with a gladdened heart leaves the door, fully persuaded in his own mind that Middletown shall over live upon the tablet of his heart os green as the toil age in midsummer, or ns sweet as the roso that wafts its fragrnnoo from bough to bough. Mr. Editor, I had no Idea of writing such a long article ; I imk tho forbearanoe of your readers; and tho wee hours of night remind me that I should seek my bed, hut before I closo my eye-lids, let me softly whisper in the ears of "Luoins" that "self praise is half scandal." QUI VIV8. In the artic regions, when the thermom eter is below aero, persons can oonverse more than a mile distant. Dr. Jamison asserts that he heard every word of a sap. mon at tho distance of two miles. To ho always intending to livo a new life, hut never to find time to set about ft, is as if a man should put off eating from ono day to another, till lie starved.