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"" •?* „.r-À : rv-r. À ♦ •ï-/ 2f *=*_/' <► ïf-t * ' BH iP:? ^bû I i fa L • ■;»•' y n * •> .... h l î Uk. rs yWv . ■ ■■ f .-i -jjgiiä L ! r '4 T' .'■ AS h 1 »A r /! I t' vM- * m. NO. 1 MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2, 1869, VOL,;2 ■i ■ < ••' ■ Ste • *r :m uûimïi; ■v ; - • ..I t :*nv *■« -yed u, Ml* i i f. ■4l\ • :t A »• »uifc ! . i •). . r,. At 'OH ^ 'M- 8* our <.'MV •j; lit Ei'.-'U -rvr-fea*«- -f* P .lirst profit tage lsten*, I Skirts. Knit . .-i •v A/.. ; STs TP. i. • \ V V et«, 1- iN ,/iTSE Go ■ <r - xui.mw :•!> -r,. i.Oi'iUM», ■ *V 4 D i.Ai ItEri. PLAIN ,VAD tAaOY PICKETING. * ,,•> and RLINDM. é i i i liEöö SUING Li.* . Ii We Th A ' Uâl'C, .V .. Mis iV HAIR A I' A'. • iAPAN, GL A . OL ii J 1 liij i , ■ .. . ..• Sit. J •ml jU DALTiMOKK. m ..... »st picasuut and ecu r *.k ab«* I-Oit Tins is one of the ilie city. Liions y 4, Idod OE PRINTING. ■ ved a la •i ik .lob V» d. •d e p. ep iroiu the finest und • Uaqidul l;.|' -o * ' T.pttO!», lost shev.j .•1 ht* hi •Urlj.culC fill'd, 10 |*V»r Ot<l»KMS CÜUAE.Û. a, CAUUM, U1.ANLM, MUUTG AGLM, FUNERAL NÖTIGEM, r.ii.L TICK E1Ö, DLL DM, . PROGRAMME Ci: EU IvM, BANK B1LL-11EAI M I'RGMiMMOKi Nui EN ^ hi.UFi 1 1 AN DRILLS, PA.dFl.LETM, PuMTEUM, liUKMK Bll.LM, Ac. Ac. • will I* promptly aiu-mkd lo, »I imHlerule I« Gold, Biiox/.b, and «11 pi pr Printing doue ii kinds ol Fancy C'oiaiils. SEND YOlIt OllDKRS TO Transcript Office, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Tlie J«n 25—tf ~ • MIDDLETOWN ACADEMY. A First Class Boarding and DAY SCHOOL, „ UXDKK THE UIHECTIOX Of , •JVABBKN.I.A. IJ. \ PBiscifAUt, HUDSON A. \\ OOD, A. U. / «BBiBtttd by Mr*. GENIE 11.1IICK8 and Mrs. MARY WOOD. I ■'ALL Term begin» October Mil and end« De ! cctnlrêr 1+th. . WINTfeR Term bégin» January 4th and end» March 20th. SPRING Term beginfl April 5th and ends June Tublow'prr Quarter of 12 weeks, payable nt the middle of each Term: ft mall Scholars in First Lessons. Primary Department.. Academical Department. Classical lteparlmcnt. Instrumental Music. Vocal Music..:.-... Use of Piano..... German and Flench (each extra)....., Tuition per annum, including board wood, lighta, aud washing. The same per Term.. .Students charged from the time of entering. For further particulars address the 1 nncipals for Circular, Middletown, Del. Oct. 3—tf $ 5 00. .. 8 00 . ..11 00 . ..15 00. ..12 00 . ....2 00 . ....2 00 . ....2 00 . .220 00 . ..75 00. GO TO DEAKYNE'S F OR everything that is nice, in the way of fresh family Loaf Bread, Fancy Cakes, su uertar Confectionery. 1« Cream, &c. 1 artie« polled with Cake, Confectionery, Ice Cream he. to order, at shortest notice. Go to Deakyne s for everything that is nice. August 8—5m. J. B. DEAKYNE, Middletown, Del NOTICE. T HE Annual meeting of the Farmer« Mutual Fire insurance Company of St. Georges and ADDoquinimink Hundred«, will he held at the Comuany's office, in Odessa, on the first Monday, the 4th day of January next, at Election for Be- en Directors, to serve the ensuing Tvnr, will beheld. A vear's Interest dne it the same time. Dee. 10th, ISO«.—41 the Deposit Notes will be Cil AN. T ATM AN, Secret« :m e \v g o o D s rrvjrc JL AT •• REDUCED PRICES. NAUDÀIN & BROTHER, Is o opening a fresh stock of PALL AND WINTER GOODS. VLL P URCHASED since the fail in many kinds of the-sumo. Being bought for Cash, and from .lirst hands, principally—lienee we avoid ihe second profit of the jobber and intend giving the advan tage to our liberal friends. Our stock consists of Mcrinocs, blk. col'd Al lsten*, Wool Poplins. Wool de. Laines. Good assortment of Prints, Cotton and Wool Flannels, I 1|, 2Î Bleach'd and Bro. Muslin, Balmoral Skirts. Shawls and Hoods, Ladles Vests. Gents Knit Shirts and Drawers, White and Col'd Bhmk And public .1. et«, HATS AND CAPS, DRUGGETS, CARPET AND OILCLOTHS, Painted Window Shades, GLOVES, HOSIERIES, AND FANCY GOODS. W and bone best fact, anything kept in a first class country Ii We call particular attention to our fine st^ek of Iver-Coatings, Cloths & Cassimeres, which we make a Speciality. Receiving from the Manufacturers, n s. and Children'« Shoes, Gents sewed and ;i*d. double upper and sole. Calf Boots. Men's »•» . winter Bools k Shoos, that we have made k* • cm material ; aud guarantee satisfaction. '» ACKERE , SHAD, AND 11EH1UÎVCÂ Alwny.uii llaml. Th uMl '£» >ys • (i L 0 \ K /•/ /• T1SG CORSETS CRM'S ARCTIC 0 YKRSHOES, MESS Jit'CK CALM'LETTS. GLOVES, MITTS. • -;ed Fnr't Consisting of Ladies' Mis H offer . A Vf. i : it A /S/XS, AY.'H' DRIED CCRRAXTS, A EW DRIED 1 7 TU OX, DRIED ATE LES. ..i Ji.de of A 1m. a Buckwheat Flour. ralil;.' uuntfoi push, ami show Goods with !. pl.,u \innn & nno. HOLIDAY PRESENTS. ». !.. »i nniL's it I'.TY WT( > IM '1 MlltDI.KTtWVN, DEliAM V tl JO., ji.irt of y a .10 CoiiM'li: Cl/ ./«•« rip! inn. tjfuph rhvt .•»/ Do • <, Fa Work /'"-»s \VrU:>-3 Dr*7. Jitmk s >, SdtcL h, Pu, ' Fort FJ.io s Purs J\>itmmm and F „ of all kind*. fj.n •s, Sim c f luttons. Pacht Kni S< -s, Finger Kings, Sitah, /ln ad 1 r; r s, AVeA Tics, Mn re him Paper Collars, Perfnmrry, tfr. M Dec, 12—tf WM. N. BRICE, WIIOI.KSAI.K COMMISSION MKKCII ANT AND 1'ROIH'CE DEALER, No. 18, Central Market, Delaware Avenue, above EaooStreet. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. «11 P AJlTIfTLAn attention paid to til. Bale of CHAIN itnd LIVE STOCK. All orders .promptly attended to. Consignment* respect fully solicited. REFERENCES. Hon. D. C. Blacklston, Kent Co, Md. Fninklin Dvre, Esq. " \V. A. Hrice, Fsq. Win. Lockwood, J. G. Griffith, F. T. Perry, Harry Clayton, Middleto Dec. 5, 1868—1 y Cecil Co. " Del. ( Me*.>:;l. DOBBINS' ELECTRIC BOOT POLISH De end» June MAKES A LASTING SHINE. T HOSE who black their boots on Saturday uight with ordinnry blacking, don't have the polish fades off: the 3—tf much shim* on Sunday, hut the shine of . . . . . . Dobbins' Blacking txitls Suhirilay night anti all (lay Sunday. It Beats Manufactured only by J. R. DOBBINS, at bis immense Soap and Blacking Works, Sixth Street and Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. Fur sale bv . JOHN A. REYNOLDS * SONS. Middleto Del. Nov. 28—Sin JOHN FULLMER, Manufacturer of and Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES, of su artie« he. s No. 408 Market Street. WILMINGTON. DELAWARE. Particular Attention Paid to Custom Work Oct. 17—tf Del FOR RENT. on Green Lawn Farm, near Mid Possession given at any time. Apply to Mutual HH and * the ensuing HE Cottage dlctown. Dec. 18-41* \VM. BRADY FOR SAFE. IVE THOUSAND WHITE OAK POSTîL Apply to F be JAMES P. ROTIIWELL, Near Middletown. Del 1 Nov. 28---31® HARNESSJMAKING. rrvjrc undersigned having commenced Harness JL making ut ODESSA, DEL. Is prepared to furnish every article in his line the m< 8*. reasonable terms. Ills cxjHTiencc in city and country justifies his promise that Long A Of llis No Of lie When And The Tiw Who VLL IIIS WORK WILL RE OP TIIK B&r BERT QUALITY., And gives him confidence to solicit a share of the public patronage. jfëEfilitt Shop i formerly occupied by Joseph Taw WM. T. GALLA1IKU. Main street, in the house April 25— tf. Whose A Middletown Carriage Works. ESTABLISH KI» IN 1830. .1. N. COX &, BRO., Proprietors. If That A i W K keep constantly on hand and manufac ture lo order Carriages «if the latest styles and finished i bone but first-class workmen best material. fiir Repairing executed with neatness and despatch. All work warranted. By All Uf By .uoved the liest manner, as we employ \\ ly the d use of Jan 4—tf And i liât Tlie BARGAINS, BARGAINS, Cash Buyers Look to your Interest. In lu ms ills God And 1'liat They That Hut A S. R. STEPHENS & Co. New Gash Store, in •e now prepared to large and well selected H AVING Opened thei Middletown, Del. i offer to the Public Stock of t DRY GOODS, &C GROCERIES, large lot of CARPETS, They offer a Vbuy Low from Auction. A i if By A FINE STOCK OF \\ iki BOOTS AND SHOES, Cloths, Cassimers, and Ready Made Clothing. HATS AND CAPS, Dress Goods, 1 STotions, HARDWARE, AC. Is ihe VN M But Ut •\ve A*he Our In A* We Our A Lis r.ultn, IMcklcit, Sauces. ill kind, of liuod. usually kepi in a country .10 based our entire stock for cash, H • prepared lo sell at city prices for cash y produce. rell to give us a call. iSAML. R. STEPHENS & Co. Middletown, Del. Buvers would do A ( tf Of <, July 4—ly. i klOJliS MASSKW, Jit. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, ret, nrnrly oi»i»o*lt* Walker'« Hotel, Middletown, Bela ware C t LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. ucatly and t promptly repared. Always on baud ami lor sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Mpouns, Silver Napkin Rings, Milvcr Thimbles, Malt, Sugar and Tea .'»poous, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear Rings, F inger-Jtiiigs, Meeve Bullous, Watch iUaius, Wuich Kejs, Ivey Rings, Steel Watch Alain at AND Uluilis, He. Oec. 1Z—tf. UctUug Oil Klcetloiu«A Sale W u««. A very amusing incident of travel, says the Louisville Courier, is reluted by a geu llemuu of this city us having occurreu re cently ou one of the ruilroaus leading iuto I'ttca, New York, the home of lloratio Seymour. A uuuibcr of New Adventists were aboard the traiu, returning front oue of their religious demonstratious, at which the doctrine that this world would wiud up its attuirs about the first ot the liew year had been extensively held up. Two of them sitting near him opened galion ou the electiou prospects, when oue remarked : "1 haven't the sllghcst doubt that the Deiuoeruts will elect Öeymour uud Blair this fall, aud 1 believe it ought to be done, too." of orders conver "1 don't see how you figure in that way," remarked tho other; "Grant aud Gulfax will'be elected as sure as November , aud if I were a betting mau I'd put comes up some money on it.' At this another New Adventist, with u long, funeral couutcuance, a very owl of trauseeudent wisdom, drawled solemnly : "You ate both mistaken, my friends; the Lord Jesus Christ will be Presideut of the United States in 1809." Hardly had this sage prediction been ut tered when a big Kentuckian, on the other side, who liai heard the last speaker rather indistinctly, jumped to his feet, aud bringing down bis fist, shouted, "111 bet you twenty-five dollars ho don't carry Ken tucky." lu five minutes the whole car was iu a the joke went around, aud the dis abruptly wouud up, leaving the enthusiastic corueraeker very much astonished and puzzled at the result ot his share iu it. have off: bis Street Del. roar us cusbion was Work Mark Twain (Samuel M. Clement) is a of about thirty-two years of ago, man sparely built, of mouium height and wears on his face a dark brown mustache. His features ire as fair as a boy's and in his there twinkles boundless humor. Mid time. two eyes He dresses in scrupulous black punts, vest and swallow-tailed coat and a small Uia moud glisteus in his shirt bosom. In lec turing he seldom ousts a glance on the mat « uscript on the tripod, but walks listlessly to uud fro before his audience. BRADY Del 1 mother's some added past ; not the away which have and husband As to be called seat by bachelor, smitten matron, (Original Jlortnj. not away; ANNO DOMINI. Written for the Middletown Transcript Long centuries have passed since in liis cell A pious hermit sat; (»enhance the plains Of far-famed .Marathon wore spread around llis humble home, hut to his peaceful life No echoes came of the tierce strife which raged Through all the then km Of Hun or Attila had reached his ear lie but glanced around him as a drowsy child When some quick sound disturbs his quiet sleep, And smiling as he iimls that all is still, to his dreams again. Mo must have, lived The old monk Dionysius, (juicily sped Tiw long bright days that in their onward flight drought nought ot sorrow to the holy Who in his ponder lorld; or il tlieuuiue •roll took great delight. Unknown, unuolieed by (he wouhl-be great, Whose deeds have perished with them; he alone A mighty deed accomplished : looking back Through five dark ecu lu ries of strife and blood. Whose w enrolled , he pondered well dors and whose heroe g earth's greatest s If one stood e That from his birth an ei Augustus, Tieatli whose s ient Koine A i •nt above the rest, sessions name bridal were festivity be tler the thing light be named, y the gates of peace • ; and Trajan, loved By all Ins subjects ; Constantine, the Great, All passed in thought before h Uf niese great By all their inigiiiv deeds, for love to men .uoved nut their hands, and dwell not in their \\ ere elo.M il in none ight such a claim be give hearts, And judging rightly of the wondrous love i liât brought the Lord lo earth, he singled out Tlie advent of a dio lived aud died In earth s most paltry kingdom, aud from it Reckoned the years ol uaiioiis ; aud with failli lu God «own word that every tongue should ms Mon lo be the Lord, he ollcred this, ills humble tribute, to his »Savior's love. God made the tribute lasting; ages passed, And still the *'Christian Li a marked the years. ere gone, aud to a land Unknown to Dionysius, Christians brought 1'liat " Christian is.ru." On the barren rock They knelt, and sought God s blessings ou the land That he had brought them to; ft wilderness, Hut from that seed of God's own planting grew A garden, till it blossomed as the rose, these later da day culled whether of the treme reduced drawn to be his very sea her t welve centuries tune. has risen the doubt A i if we are Christians arranted Its true act« ; but oil ! do we, much to God, unehrisii By \\ ho as iki we ignore Iliui ! Nu; thank God that si tis true alum owe ; Is spared us yet ; we hamper Religion by ihe Holder of VN ho holds another; M uli our Muite funds, But c rcciiuu not • creed above the mail do we endow ; eliureh above the rest, a nation we respect the laws Ut the great King of kings ; his holy day •\ve guard with jealous care ; nay more, i A*he proclamation* that our rulers make They own Jehovah, for the date is feiven Lord." Whose Lord 7 Do we submit Our freedom lo a mortal Y Is there In ihe whole eurlli lo whom we A* to a sovereign ? Answer, oh ye Idols, Who say that we are atheist, who's "our Lord?" We own no sovereign but our God. We name Our years from that bright one in which he became A babe ot days to earth that lie might prove Lis mercy and justice unto men. all <iy I ble was en tice pay but ith a morning that is drawi Friend.* ig nea see fore ed, . Wbatiiu r »law A new yi ( tf this p What g«> And oh ! if sorrow with its withering touch Mas visited our homes, wluit visions rise Of those so loved, so lost. Upon the biveze, This New Year's eve, their voices seem to Hoat, And fancy places them as once they were— Within our walls. Ah! never more shall they Keep New Year with us; they are gone to God. What bright resolves we made w hen first we met This old year in our path ? what blessings we Would bring to all mankind before it tkd ? And where are they? Alas! the whistling wind Could better tell thin we. The Year is gone : Gone with our loved to God, with all its pluns To testify against us, that we lived Mo little unto him who made us all. Mliall we not in this new year of our Lord Work for his glory ? Let us start anew Towards our chief end, and in our Maker's strength Mo live that wheu our last great change shall ; made hat evil unperformed? lost ? year ? what friendships \ deeds «lune? Tea Ear likely more dings At had and to to has in come, We cheerfully ind so await y Bleep, I The great clay of our Lord. e Faith. re iuto oue liew Two oue the Port Pvnn, Del. Popular Qkilrs. THE SEA CAPTAIN'S RETURN. [Tfic incidents of the following talc are true.] was a Capt. Potter of Newport, K. I. wealthy tiuJ amiable gentleman, whose family consisted of his wife, the pattern of virtue, and one daughter, who, though young exhibited the beauty of her mother und the vivarity of her father, exrerienccd in the business of a sea captain tain, he was offered the command a vessel, Itich promised great advantage, and with great reluctance left his wife and child to try his fate on that element, whose eompo lures to the gates of unprophetic des As ho was that aud put u of : of ut other aud bet Ken a dis much his sure traction. This voyage completed, Capt. P. deter mined to.renounoc the faithless deep, for ever, for the quiet of his own fire-side. Previous to his departure he took a gold ring from the finger of his wife, and placed it on his own saying, "should this return not on the same hand, you may rest as sured that 1 am among the uncoffined dead of the ocean." doomed to drink deep at the After waiting the period of his ex pected return, she began to gaze an every sail that appeared and eagerly sought eve ry opportunity to learn some tidings of her husband, or the fate of the ship in which he sailed. 1 tho yntter was ffeStain of Alas! Mrs. woe. But all her efforts were ineffectual : the only information that could be, or at least ever was obtained on the subject, was from an English vessel, which ran thus : May l«th, 1796, spoke with the Ranger from Newport, Capt. Pot ter, master, lut 38 deg. 30 m. W." This iudefinite intelligence was far fl ing, to the heavy - When she saw others blithe, it only re minded her of her own sadness; while oth ers Were enjoying the reciprocity of conju gal society, it pointed her to the loi:e!ii:e-s of her own heart. While other children happy in the smiles of their parents, golic little Mary would climb upon her knee, and with accents that rend a is a ago, wears His his humor. cheer heart of Mrs. Potter. vest Uia lec mat « were listlessly her an ish." mother's heart, inquire if her father would But month after month r died ; »easoii after season rolled their tire some wheels along, until 14 years had been added to the congregated centuries of the past ; yet no tidings of Capt. Potter ; no, not even a probable eoujecture, concerning the dark mystery of his fate. Time, that changes all thiuges, had worn away the acuteness of .Mrs. Potter s grief, which was far more intense than it wouli have been had she really wept at his grave, and known that the last moments of In i husband had been soothed by affection. As this last voyage of the captain to be near to the unknown coast, she was called widow Potter, seat of great value, her hand was sought by many, and as often rejected, until bachelor, who had resisted the charms of quarter of a century, was smitten with the loveliness ut this worthy matron, or with the comeliness of her pus . She at length consented that her changed to Moräne, the not return. away; caused Veins, hear tears "have senting seemed the would turn viliced an Having a country womankind for sessions name should l»e bridal day wan* appointed* the arrangements were made to greet the coming period with festivity and mirth. The gossips began t» be more loquacious than usual; every tat tler had her tale of wedding to tell ; the phlegmatic began to surmise that some thing unusual was about to be doue at the msion of the widow. Late in the afternoon of a cold, stormy a penuyless beggar turcs thumb cannot hand. her fall with had house test even day in November, culled at a neighboring house and impiirod whether the widow Potter lived in thin part of the city. HD appearance denoted ex treme poverty ; his emaciated form w reduced to a skeleton ; deep furrows drawn in liis cheeks, aud his trame seemed to be stiffened in every joint by disease or hardships. Yet there was something in his eye told he was born to a better tor ses," said his informant, "at the very next door, and to-night she is to be married," "Is to be married?** said the beggar, "llow long has her husband been dead? "These many long years ; he went off to sea and has not boon heard of since." "How has she sustained herself since her husband's death Y" "She has an unblemished character." "Has she any children Y" "One daughter only, a fine young la •as wen brain wild tune. from the is all has for how hot <iy "I must see lier before site is married ; I have communications ot importance. So saying, lie hurried as last as his fee ble limbs would allow to the splendid dwelling of the widow, summoned, aud seeing was about to close the door to The maid being him before her, gainst him, but the stranger interrupted her by saying: beggar be permitted to "Madam may see the widow Potter?" "We expect company to night; there fore you must leave immediately'. ^ "The widow Potter I must sec. ' The maid, who would have been glad to dismiss her unsightly guest, begau to be somewhat augry and passionately exclaim ed, met shall ? " Regone ; wc can't hear you now." Rut the man of waut was still more itn portunate, rightly thinking likely to guiu admittance w ithout making known his errand, accosted the maid still more earnestly, " woman, 1 have some ti dings of very great importance to uicute to the mistress of this mansion, which were given to me in trust by Capt. Potter, the former proprietor of this place. At the mention of this he was permitted to The lady, who was soon to he Mrs. Moräne» was iutormed that a rude beggar had some impôt taut information for her, and desired to see her, whereupon she rose to meet him; but Moraue who could not bear to have his intended bride absent for a moment, remonstrated. " Let hint be culled in," said he, "if he has any secrets let us hear them together. " Accoruingly lie was shown into the apart ment where sat Mr. M. Mrs. P. und her daughter. *■ prom whence are you?" asked Mrs. Potter. " Front the vile shores of Barbary." "Doubtless you have suttered much; cruel people inhabit those regions. " Much have i suffered—i was ouee in easy circumstauees, hut alas ! the ele ments have spotted with this vuseillating frame." " Yes, deep are the lines ot hardship which are marxed tu thy furrowed cheeks. The wanderer gazed at Miss Potter and wept. *• Why those tears," inquired Mrs. Pot for sel he was not continu 1 e uter. in I a with to des was deter for gold placed return as dead ex every eve of in 1 er. " Alt !" rejuiued the tremulous voice of tho boggnr, •* i ouee had a daughter, might Uuve become what she is uow, hut the thud birthday dawned ou her cherub »brut these eyes Uuve uever beheld her." ho stuee was of "Come, come," ejaculated Moraue, who Huit the intruder should de was anxious part, "lot us hear your tale of secrecy.'' "it shall be given to Mrs. Hotter aloue. ' " Thai oanuot ue,' muttered Moraue. "But i have inude a promise." " »V uat of your pomise?" ",t Is snored as my lire." a aud depart," said Moraue, wh >, until now, hud been a alt attitude of author were that on vessel, spoke Pot This re oth conju children . , . . parents, she held in her hand; the daughter grew upon pale with solicitude, ou hearing the name a of her father. "Well sp> The beggi supplicant tty ; his eye wtiieh thus far had been beam less, kindled into an expression of the most benign determination. "1 have," said lie "a revelation entrusted by Capt. Potter himself." At the mention of this name, all was anxiety and attention ; in her perturbation the mother let full a volume of interns that time cheer Potter. mo "And sooner tliuii betray my trust, coutinucd lie, "tUis right arm &uaU per ish." The pathos with which lie uttered this, caused the blood to chill through tlioir Veins, nud rubli like a oalaraci upon their hear U. Moraue, finding remous trance was vain, consented tor them to retire. The man ut waut having quieted their tears said no harm should uciail the lady. "lucre, ' said he, as lie closed lucdoor, "have you any knowledge or tins, " pre senting a gola fed .Mrs. Hotter, "it( is a why., ami i answer I» the one uiy husband wore would have given"tlieusauds to see it re turn on the same hand ; viliced that he is among tlic uucounlcu victims that teed the uionsters ut the deep. "Jlow lung since his departure Y ' "p.iurteen years." . "Could you recognise hin an absence 7" "Moat certainly I could. changed, just behind the ; is ni now i am cuu Of after so lung dis If bis foa the turcs arc so thumb un the left wrist, is ua scribed in uufadiug characters ; m mat 1 cannot be deeeiveu. ' "Read that," as he gave her his ea hand. The lady was "David Potter,' and sain; her agitated feelings, fall brought Moraue into the upumuciil, with several of the wedding guests wno had now arrived, and Lelielu .'1rs. Pottei senseless upon the flour ; violence hau been done to her person, they ordered the supposed ruffian to leave th»: house immediately, test liis innocence. just able to ivau exhausted by The noise ot hoi Ils Oh! supposing smut Tick l'|l. in vain did he pro lie was forcibly As soon as Mrs. 1'oLtcr hau dragged out. recovered sufficiently to s|ieult—"inereilul heaven," •'where is my husband, where is Captain Potter Ï l>o 1 dream •'The woman is mad," said one, "Her brain is crazed," cried another. "It is th wild impulse of a dream," third. Capt. Potter, who had been dragged ! ca licit, buck to hud been eom A exclaimed the anxious lauy, And Bui is it reality Y Tick eon nu u ai t from his own house, the scone from which he pelted, though reluctantly, to retire, priest, who by this time had at overjoyed to sec his old friend the Captain. "Rejoice," said he to Mrs. Potter, "thy husband was dead, aud is alive ; was is found." Capt. Potter now requested all to be seated, that he might make Known the story of his absence. 'A ou Leliold in me the same Capt. Putter, who has been an unwilling exile from hishome for 14 years, i was captured by an Al gerine pirate ship near Malta, and c polled to serve those vile hordes, how hard is servitude among a people whose tende rent mercies are cruel. I was forced to labor at the oar, and when from fatigue 1 could no longer grasp muscles of my. wrist were seared with a hot brick until my hands were immovably clenched. remove my unsupportable load. tardy did the wheels of At length by a treaty the Dey of Algiers all the American Still The •rived, was Its Its i lost I The to the Oh : it, the 1 sighed for death to come ami A year a " seemed au age, s> time move along, with the L uited States was requred to release slaves. Being set at liberty, I embarked for this country, we encountered a furious gale, which drove the vessel on a desert island. Here all the crew perished except four, who were taken in by a merchant ship in a state of insensibility. The ves sel which rescued us was bound to the On her return to Liverpool, -of-war. and ed is it East Indies. 1 was pressed on board a tua compelled to serve t It roe years before 1 coul l make my escape. "From the moment 1 learnt tins intett ded marriage, 1 resolved to surprise you in the mauuer you have seen ; you saw me weep at the sight of my own Mary, they were tears of joy- Having suttered increl- | iblc hardships, both by the sea and land, j I stand before you in these tattered gir incuts with a brukeuconstitution, rendered infirm by intense bodily exercise and suf fering, yet rejoicing that I am permitted to stand among mv former friends, aud j the land of tho free. And," said the i storm beaten mariner addressing his wife, i "if you prefer this gentleman, whom you 1 were about to wed, all shall be right ; if j you prefer your former husband, he w ii 1 | be lntppv in your choice." "Let mo have j my first betrothed," said the agitated lady. ; Four Moraue sat like onestupilied, and at* ! tempted to appear indifferent, but retired of ceremony would j His career was short, he came to us soon ns the forms permit. tho gravy a wretellod inebriate in a few short years. On the following day Capt. .Rotter invited his friends and neighbors to meet him at his country-scat. The scene was one of lively interest, and the captain returned home with this salutary lesson indelibly stamped upon his mind, never to forget those iu adversity. of hut her ho de ' a Iloos, ClRCbWO AND PliACII OltrUABUS. —The Messrs. Winters, of Bn Quoin, have kept hogs in their peach orchards. They pick up all the fallen frait. The second year after they adopted this idea but little comparatively of the fruit was stung, and for the past three years their loss front eir culio has been of no consequence. The same plan has been adopted by A. Mitchell, Esq with the most satisfactory results. Where it is pr.ietioshle to keep hogs in an orchard every particle of fallen fruit should he picked up and fed to hogs, or otherwise di posed of. so that the grub in it cannot live. The stung fruit should never be al lowed to lie on the ground during the night, for th -grab leaves the diseased fruit only at night, and burrows in the ground. If every fruit-grower would use these sug gestions, its ravages would cease. grew name most was that (Original poctrg. THE NEW YEAR. Written for (he Midellduten Transcript BY 9. thv Throne - We come this Ne nk Thee rs that n v \ r lather ii To th For f.iv id us .Thv turn ; for out No »tv of d ist No dark p-:» With I « t Our life f.orn i lain d the - a I» iK*a ls •Ual lie i ir Ou»- 1 ;»;i :'i n It vorUf \ r th: Th .ul ighl We I. T d. ii Of bchohliug I'.giit. if.:: y to viih i i.-.r dis mihor, in this The the K-ed r.iUfr* THE OI.D CLOCK. BY CHAULKS 8WAIB. the household stock, Tightest tiling ami neatest: Ils hands though old. had a touch of gold, liii rang the s Id clock Oh! the 1 Was the And its chi »•test : few, »»ni i Ii. ui'li in s alter'd ; ug. warned o.d and young, Yet lit lived Hi in i . dsl.ip fall Wli the fir id. quick, quick to bed ; Tick For ten 1 hav l'|l. Up— *•»«*» P'< ariiing ; ou •ou know nirfg. in the ! illv voice was that old. old flock, A frii ood in the corner smiling, *ed the li As •rry cliifney ith And bk s beguiling ; ntrv Ini The as that tiresome clock * old v Bui break I lly, A, it ealle.l at -i When the dawn looVed grav r the misty way, Iv air blew coldly ; And th t of bed, l : quick k ! it Tick I've given you warning— b vc health, you' II never have wealth, in the morning. li re up so small teeth, very itiucl d and round, Still hourly the sound With . hat i s are she.l for the bright days tied, ■lids lost forever ! ts »in—though hearts ! mr beat and stronger; •r ; While !»• :<i gone' Its heart I That w ve love ill Its hands still I longer ! Tick—tick it said : to the ehurehvard bed ; rth Are veil you warning ; I look to the skies, The heavenly mo And prep» •K A Sen Monstnv imal killed near East on exhibition in that This annual, part fish une! er thirty feet in length, It has one 1 lie strange port, Maine, \va city, recently, part beast, is and girts twenty-one feet. enormous dorsal tin. two side belly fins. Als»ut ouc*» and a broad, shark-like tail. third of its length forma its tail, in eon-' ncction with small fins, it has two huge' Its mouth V-*b feet. logs, tonuinatiii iniikos a line five or six foot in length, fho whole extent of which is set with numerous hi escmbling in size •1 of a species of pop cr and slum * the Uor series of gills wliicd t has corn. lap each other like the flounces once the style of ladies' dresses. His immense body, which was estimated to have weigh ed when captured about eleven tons, has no frame of nones, its most solid portion ding of cartilage incapable of preser com vation. Its skin is dark and tough, like that of tin 1 elephant and rhinoceros. There is no record of his species, and to none is it a greater wonder than to naturalists to it. 1 Ims Lot ii draw whose utteuti Among others who have hud an opportuni ty of seeing it. is Bref. Baird, of the Smirhstmiuti Institute, of Washington, who» | is yet unable t*> place it in the known list j of the animal kingdom. When fir.*t dis covered it was swimming along leisurely* and when pursu 'd took to the land, and when captured was a hundred and twenty feet, above high-water mark. Numerous j s'mts were fired at it. but none took effect i until the gnu was loaded with small spikes, i which took effect, striking just above the 1 main fore fin. On analyzing the stomach, if j U contained nothing but vegetable matter, 1 | which leads to the conclusion that it. sub j listed upon vegetables on the bottom of the ; ocean and shore. ! — What wu.i. I\u *a Say 7— The question is j very good one, young ladies. What will to | Ml j, a * 8U y v if j,'. W tvs "Yes," young gent lenu are ilieliued to love him. to to •cept the 's hand at ouce, if yon If papa say» ••No," distrust your own judgement whetli * iu love or not, and then maku up your mind. But don't make—what? Why, don't marry and make a fool of your tliis is sometimes not er you ar Advice Ilk •If. the young gen likely. Young half so pleasant to lake tlem in would be. Very gentlemen, generally, are very nice things to look at. They seem so amiable, so af fectionate, se confiding, so very devoted iu the eyes of young ladies. But appear ances are rather deceitful. There isn't a prettier outside on any creature existing than on an anaconda aud a boa-Constrictor; vet both crush their victims to death while embracing. Are yon sure, miss, that you can distinguish u boa-constrictor when it is dressed up iu patent-leather boots, kid gloves, and black inexpressibles? Bet vour papa can ; and he don't want you to he embraced by a hoa-constriotor! and eir The an al the fruit sug The number of emigf iute who have ar* rived at New York, from January 1st to December 9th, 1808, is reported at 208, 090, against 235.410 during the same pe riod in 1807.