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■ r' V •3 3 t. i/ à, Bi r ! A A '4 7 A VOL. 2. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 13, 1869. NO. 7. NEW GOODS!! ROSA PA LIS, ROSA PA LIS, THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER, CURES Scrofula in its Various Forms , SUCH AS In Its rnrllrr stiu^rs. Enlarge tlon of tlie (»lands, Joints, Consnmptl ment ami l Ice Hones, Kidneys, Uterus, C'lironlr Rheu matism, Eruptions of tlie Skin, Chronic Eyes, &(. DISEASES OF WOMEN, Lon of appetite , Sick Headache , Liver Complaint , Pain in the Rack, Gravel, GENERAL RAD HEALTH, And all the diseases of the RI.OO.I) LIVER, KIDNEYS AND III,ADDER, It is a Perfect Renomter, >2HD*R0SADALIS eradicates every kind of hu mor find bad taint, and restores the entire sys tem to a healthy condition. ß-ü-'lt is Perfectly Harmless, nev< the slightest injury. ß&'li is not a Secret Quack Remedy. The articles of which it is made are published around each bottle. producing Htcommended by the Medical Faculty and many Thousands of our best Citizens. • For Testimonials of remarkable cures, see "Ro sadulis Almanac" for this year. OSI.V IIY rasp. 1 DR. J. J. LAWRENCE & CO. 244 Batimore Sreet, BALTIMORE, MD. For Sale by Druggist» Evcryivhrre. January, 9—ly bowtur's COMPLETE MANURE, MANUFACTURED BY HENRY BOWER, CHEMIST, PHILADELPHIA. MADE FROM Su per-Phosphate of Lime, Ammonia and Potash , WARRANTED FREE FROM ADULTERATION. MM1IS Manure contains all the elements to pro X dure large crops of all kinds, recommended by all who have used it; also by distinguished Chemists who have, by analysis, tested its qualities. Packed iu bags of 200 pounds end», DIXON, »S1IARPLKSS Sc C'O. •are Avenue. d is highly 39 South Water and 40 South Delà PHILADELPHIA. For sale by WM. REYNOLDS, 79South Street, Baltimore. Md. Also by JOHN A. REYNOLDS 4 SONS, Middletown, Del. And by dealers generally throughout the coun try. For information, address Henry Bower, Phil adelphia. Jan. 9, I860—ly. WM. N. BRICE, WHOLESALE COMMISSION MERCHANT AND PRODUCE DEALER. No. 18, Central Market, Delaware Avenue, above Race Street. PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. ARTICULAR attention paid to the sale of GRAIN and LIVE STOCK. All orders promptly uttcuded to. Consignments respect fully solicited. P REFERENCES. Hon. I). C. Bluckiston, Kent Co, Md. Franklin Dyre, Esq. " " " W. A*. Brice, Fsq. " " 11 Win. Lockwood, J. G. Gritlith, F. T. Perry, Harry Clayton, Dec. 5, 18G8—ly Cecil Co. 11 Odessa, Del. Middletown, " BLACKSMITHING- AND "WTieelwrigliting. T HE undersigned have commenced tlie above business in Middletown, corner of Main and Anderson streets, and solicit a share of the pub lic patronage. They flatter themselves that their rpassed. The Blacksinithing twill be conducted by John C. Vandenbrnak, and tlie Wheelrighting department by J. Leauby. Wagon, Blow and all kinds of country work mid Conch Smithing, done to order. ßdS- Repairing neatly and promptly attended to. Special attention given to tlie repairing. All work warranted to give perfect satisfaction. JOHN C. VANDENBRAAK, LEAUBY 4 LEE. work cannot be April 11th, 1808—tf. WINE AND LIQUOR STORE, Middletown, Delaware. riBIK undersigned lakes this method of notify JL ing the Public that he has opened a WINE AND LIQUOR STORE In Middletown, Delaware, opposite Walker's hand a large and varied Hotel, where he has assortment of Wines nnd Liquors, in bottles nnd (disks, wîJch he offers on advantageous terms to ^purchasers at wholesale or retail. ' JRST- Also, n fiuo ßtoek of choice TOBACCO AND CJ(G^3W. THOMAS MURRAY. Nov.zl—tf ATTEND T0 YOl'll TEETH. F EW persons arc properly impressed with the importance pf giving early *EEGBEp attention to decaying toeHi. The health is often affected by them, to »ay n,Qthing of tlie inconve nience and suffering, which they produce. It is Important to have all caries promptly arrested. If treated in time most teeth may be preserved. Teeth Extracted Without Pain, by tho use of Nitrous Oxide Gas, a harmless and niCHsant anesthetic. J. J. VANOEBKORD, D. D. 8. Middletown, Del. May 9-tf STOYE8Ü! S W. ROBERTS has received afresh Invoice of • those Beautiful Oriental Stoves, from Al bany, which he is offering tq (he public at rea sonable rates. Jan. 9—tf NEW GOODS!! FOR THE FALL TRADE AT diaries T. Stratton's, ODESSA, DEL. J UST received a splendid line of Fall Goods, nnd for sale at STUATTON'S STORE, in ODESSA. ' Look at the Prices. Appleton "A" Muslin, the best unbleached in the market, full yard wide at 17 cents. Waltham unbleached double fold full U yards wide at 17j cts. at O. T. STRATTON'S. Augusta Muslin, very heavy, 1 vard wide 16 0. T. STRATTON'S. I and 1 y usd wide Muslin at 8, 10, 11, 12, and 14 rents per yard, at 13 C. T.. STRATTON'S Large lot of good Prints, selling off at 10 and 11 cts per yard, at Pacific Delaines and Armure, selling at 20 and 22 cents per yard at C. T. STRATüX'S. Poplins, Alpacas all colors, selling for 31 cts. C. T. STRATTON'S. C. T. STRATTON'S. per yard at Heavy Kersey, made ii per yard, at Montons Satt inett, very good for GO cts at C. T. STRATTON S. Good Jeans and Farmers Cas. for boys' at 20, 27», and 30 cents per vard. at C. T. STRATTON'S. n Delaware, for 87» cents C. T. STRATTON'S. wear Hoop Skirts, fashionable and good, 27», 30 anti 37» springs, fur 88 cents at C. T. STRATTON'S Floor Oil Cloth, full yard wide, as the market for 73 cents per vard, at C. T. STRATTON'S. good ns ii GROCERIES. While Sugar, Light Bro. " Coffee, 1G cts. per lb. 14 « <» u 12J" " " 27» " « " Grain Coffee, Best do Port Rico Molas Fair " 28 " 80 " 50 " ut " gal. Prime Mess Tork, 18 cents per 11». Tlie test Sugar cured Hams, cents, for sale at C. T. STRATTON'S. Special Attention is GIVEN TO READY MADE CLOTHING. We have a large assortment ; Full suit as six Dollars, all sizes. low BOOTS AND SHOES, Very Cheap. Guaranteed to be sold retailers. low as by the city HATS AND CAPS At Jobbers prices, manufacturer. Call vineed. I we get them from the ul examine and be con C1IARLES T. STRATTON. Ode October 3—ly. L)i:l. MIDDLETOWN ACADEMY. A First Class Boarding and DAY SCHOOL, UNDER TIIE DIRECTION OF WARREN I. HICKS. A. B. HUDSON A. WOOD, A. II. assisted by Mrs. GENIE 11. HICKS and Mrs. MARY WOOD. } Principals, I j^ALL Term begins October 5th and ends De cember 24th. WINTER Term begins January 4th and ends March 26th. SPRING Term begins April 5th and ends June 25th. Tuition per Quarter of 12 weeks, payable at the middle of each Term : Small Scholars in First Lessons.. Primary Department.. Academical Department. Classical Department.. instrumental Musie.. Vocal Musie. Use of Piano. German and French (each extra) Tuition per annum, including board, wood, lights, aud washing The same per Term.. Students charged from tlie time of entering. For further particulars address the Principals for Circular, Middletown, Del. $ 5 00. .. 8 00 . ..11 00 . ..15 00. ..12 00 . ...2 00 . 2 00 . 2 00 . 220 00 . ..75 00. Oct. 3—tf HARNESSJMAKING-. T HE undersigned having succeeded Wm. T Ualhther in the above business in ODESSA, DELAWARE, Ts prepared to furnisli every article i on the mosi reasonable terms. His experience justifies his promise that his line ALL HIS WORK WILL RE OF THE It-ö' BEST QUALPTY. And gives him confidence to solicit a glmre of the public patronage. ^9&*His Shop is on Main street, in the house formerly occupied by Wm. T. Galhilier. WM. C. DRAPER. Jan. 9—3mo. THOMAS MASSEY, JR. CLOCK AND WATCII MAKER, Main Street, nearly opposite Walker*» Hotel, MidfIKetown, Delaware C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly and promptly repared. Always on band and for sAle, Clocks, Watches, Plated Wure, Forks, »Spoons, Silver Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Shit, »Sugar and Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold BreastrPins, Ear Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, ßteel Watch Chains, &c. Dec. 12—tf. NEW GOODS AT REDUCED PRICES. G. W. W. NATJDAIN, is opening a fresh stock of FALL AND WINTER GOODS, P URCHASED since the fall in many kinds of the same. Being bought for Cash, and from first hands, principally—hence profit of the jobber and intend giving the advan tage to our liberal friends. Our stock consists of Merinocs, blk. col d Al pacas, Wool Poplins, Wool de. Laines. Good assortment of Prints, Cotton and Wool Flannels, 1, JJ, 2A Bleach'd and Bro. Muslin, Balmoral Skirts. Shawls and Hoods, Ladies Vests, Gents Knit Shirts and Drawers, White and Col'd Blank .■oid the second H HATS AND CAPS, DRUGGETS, CARPET AND OILCLOTHS, Painted Window Shades, GLOVES, HOSIERIES, AND FANCY GOODS. In fact, anything kept in a first class country store. Wc call particular attention to our fine stock of Over-Coatings, Cloths & Oassimeres, which we make a Speciality. Receiving from the Manufacturers, Ladies' Misses, and Children's Shoes, Gents sewed and E ed, double upper and sole, Calf Boots, Men's y I winter Boots & Shoes, that we have made ol tlie best material ; aud guarantee satisfaction. IIACKERE' , SHAD, AND IIEKHI.VG THOMPSONS' GLOVEFITTING CORSETS GENTS ARCTIC OVERSHOES, MENS BUCK GAUNTLETTS, GLO YES, MITTS. A Stock of Dried Fruit Consisting of LAYER RAISINS, Ilnuri. NEW DRIED CURRANTS, NEW DRIED CITRON, DRIED ArP LES. extra article of Also Buckwheat Flour. Liberal discount for cash, and show Goods with pleasure. G. W. W. \AI D1IY. Middletown. Dec. 12—1 y TO THE FARMING COMMUNITY. T HE subscriber respectfully calls the attention of the Farmers of New Castle co. Del. and Cecil and Kent counties,Md. to the following list of standard Fertilizers, always kept or and furnished to order, ut any station Delaware Railroad, or ware Waters.—Viz : hand, Chesapeake aud Dela RHODES' SUPER PHOSPHATE Moro Phillips' Super Phosphate, Whann's Super Phosphate, CroaKditle'tt Super Plioapliate, HEWES' SUPER PHOSPHATE, COES SUPER PHOSPHATE, ) Berger and Butz' Super Phosphate. BAUGH'S SUPER PHOSPHATE, BAUGH'S CHICAGO RONE, PERUVIAN GUANO, PACIFIC GUANO, RODUNDA GUANO. E. T. EVANS, Opposite Depot, Middletow Del. July 18—tf FOR SALE. 75,000 Healthy Peach Trees E MBR ACING nil the choice market and fam ily varieties. Hale's Early, Troth's Early, Early York, ford.'s Early, Moore's Favorite, Mary's Choice, Mixon Free, Reeves' Favorite, Will be ready for planting in the fall of 1868. or Spring of 1869. Apply to E. R. COCHRAN, or CHARLES ADAMS. Middletown, Del - Red Rareripe, Stump the World, Crawford's Late, Ward's Late, »Smock Free, Crocket White, Vandyke's Favorite, East of the ßeason . c August 8—Giu. Middletown Carriage Works. ESTABLISHED IN 1830. «I» M. COX & IlltO., Proprietors. W E keep constantly on hand nnd manufac ture to order Carriages of the latest styles and finished in the best anner, os wc employ none but first-class workmen and use only the best material. ß-ST Repairing executed with neatness and despatch. All work warranted. Jan 4—tf Farmers, Look to Your Interests. A. T. BR4DLET, At the Depot in Middletown W ILL pay the highest market price for Grain lie will supply Wright's and Itaml.o's Lime for Farm purposes. Also, Clover and Tim othy »Seed. Special • will be given to shipping of grain when entrusted with it by parties shipping I their own responsibility. No money advano on grain before delivery. Dec. 5—6m. "'I FOR RENT. C ART Wright Shop, 20 by 22 feet, nearly new. Also Bluck Smith »Shop, nearly new, with 2 forges: one of the best stands for repairing and wholesale new work, as it fronts on the railroad. Possession given on the 25th of March. SAMUEL TOWN,SEND, Townsend, January 23, 1869—tf WINTER GOODS!! WINTER GOODS!!! W E would respectfully announce to our cus tomers and the public generally thut we f the largest and Best Selected Assortments of opening one arc WINTER GOODS, Ever before brought to this murket, consisting ii part us follows : 1IF.A VY MOSCOW# CANTON RFA VER, UEA VY FROSTED REA VER, EDA CE ENGLISH mu! FRENCH DOESKIN CASSI MERES FANCY and SILK MIXED CASS H ERES, MALLALIEW'S, MURPHY'S, AND DEAN'S HE A Y Y KERSEYS LADIES' DRESS GOODS great vericty, Such as Fine Plaid, Plain, and Fig'd Poplins, Black and Colored Alpacas, Wool Delnins—all colors, French Merinocs—all colors Calicoes, from C to 12 \ cts. Brown and Bleached Muslii A large assortment of from 8 to 20 cts, Ladies' Single and Double Shawls, From $2 00 to $8 00. Zephyr and Wool Hoods Breakfast Shawls, LADIES' HOSIERY, GLOVES, &c. in great variety. Men's Buck Gloves, Mitts, Gauntletts, Driving Gloves, &c. A large stock of MEN, WOMEN, AND CHILDREN'S BOOTS AND SHOES, Ball and Brogans, Children's Sacks, 4c. Mudc expressiy for winter : selectcd\from the liest manufactories in the city ; bought at the very lowest cash prices, and will be sold at small adv Having a large stock of goods to dispose of be tween now and the 1st of January next, we pro pose to offer to our Cash Trade special induce ments. Give us a call and you will he convinced that money can be saved by buying for cash at very SCOWDRICK 4 MOORE'S Middletown, Del. Nc !1— y DELAWARE Mutual Life Insurance Company, Wilmington, Del. PAID IN CAPITAL, $100,000.00. JOHN P. MeLEAR, President, GEO. W. STONE, Vice President, M. M. CHILD, Secretary 1)1 RECTORS. John P. McLear, Samuel Brancroft, jr. Ed. Bringhurst, jr. Wm. G. Gibbons, George W. Stone, Jno. V. Rico, W. II. Swift. William Bush, Thos. W. Webb, William Canby Geo. W. Bush" Williams, llillcs, This Company offers unusual advantages to those who desire to avail tucmselves of the bene fits of Life Insurance. Examine the following reasons : 1st.—It is a Home Company, and lias adopted every plan of Life Insurance that is safe and just. 2d.—It's risks are selected with the utmost care and skill. 3rd.—It is a purely mutual Company. 4th.—It offers new features of Loans, original to itself. 5th.—It is the most economically Company represented in the Peninsula. Gth. Its excess of funds will be loaned out only to the members of the Company, of the money at once. ill loan its members money for laged thus giving them I 7th.—It short time. 8th.—Its rates are from 25 to 30 per ct. lower than any Mutual Company in Existence. 9th.—Its policies arc uon-forfeitable after the first payment. 10th.—It will issue risks from $25 to $10,000. 11th.—It insures railroad Employees and haz ardous occupations without extra addition to the premiums. 12th.—It combines Reliability, Low Rates, Economy, Safety, and all advantages that are to be derived from Life Insurance. . 13th.—It has no notes hanging over the poli cies, and demands no interest money in advuucc ; does it ask an extortional Cash premium. 14th.—It is within the power of the poorest man as well as tlie millionaire to protect his wife and family from want, by taking a policy in this Company. First Class Reliable men are wanted in every locality to act us agents for the Company. Ap plicants will address tlie subscriber, with refer ences. J. THOMAS BUDD. Middletown, Delaware, and Eastern Shore Md. Agent for Delaw Send for Circulars setting forth fully the pla and operations of the Company. Approved. Sept. 12—tf GEO. W. STONE, Vice President. JOHN FULLMER, Manufacturer of and Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES, No, 408 Market Street, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. ß£T Particular Attention Paid to Custom Work Oct. 17—tf MANSI0N HOUSE HOTEL, North West Corner Fayette & St. Panl Sts. OPPOSITE BAKNUM'S CITY HOTEL, BALTIMORE. Isaac Alberston Proprietor. ^5£r*This is one of the most pleasant and tral locations in the city. January 4, 1868—ly cen Osage Orange Quicks For Sale. 40ft ftftft of th . c abovo favorite plants ivl/jl/UU for Live Fence purposes to be disposed of at reasonable prices. Those in want for replanting uses can purchase two year old quicks of which we have an abundance. Persons desiring large lots can make favorable arrangements. Apply to WM. GREEN, or ANDREW HUSHABECK, Niddletowu, Del. Feb. o—tf. jsclcrf IJoftrji. HOW IT HAPPENED. From tlte Latin cf Tibullus. BY JOHN O. 8AXB. " Ah we love each other well ; Better far than words Said my charmer—"but in vain Arc my efforts to explain How it huppened !—Tell me now, Dearest, of the why and how ! Since the fact wc cannot doubt, Tell me how it came about." Well, my darling, 1 will try To explain the how and why. (Speaking for myself—not you ; That, of course, l cannot do.) Not your (brilliant) mind alone Could have thus enthralled my own ; Not the charms of every grace Beaming from your sunny face ; Not your voice—though music be Less melodious to me 1 Not your kisses—sweeter far Than the drops of Ilybla are ; None of these, from each apart, Could have so cuchained my heart ; Nay not e'en the wonderous whole Could have fixed my wayward soul ; Had not love —your love—prevailed, All the rest had surely failed 1 There 1 you have the reason, dear ; Is the explanation clear ? tell," popular Jjjftisrrllang. Tlie Bottom of tlie Ocean. Mr. Green, the famous diver, tells sin gular stories of bis adventures wbeu mak ing search in the deep waters of the ocean. He gives some sketches of what he saw on the river banks near Hayti : "The banks of coral on which my div ings were made, are about forty miles in length, aud from ten to twenty in breadth. On this bank of coral is presented to the diver ono of the most beautiful and sub lime scenes tho eye ever beheld. The wa ter varies from ten to one hundred feet in depth, and is so clear that the diver can see from two to three hundred feet, when submerged, with little obstruction to the sight. The bottom of the ocean in many places upon these banks is as smooth as a marble floor ; in others it is studded with coral columds from ten to eighty feet in diameter. The tops of those more lof ty support a myriad of pyramidal pen dants, each forming a myriad more, giving a reality to the imaginary abode of some waternyiuph. In other places the pen dauts form arch after arch ; and as the di ver stands on tlie bottom of tlie ocean, and gazes through these into the deep winding avenue, he feels that they fill him with an awe as if he were in some old cathedral which had long been buried beneath "old ocean's wave." Here and there the coral extends even to the surface of tho water, as if those loftier columns were towers be longing to those stately temples now in ruins. Thero were countless varieties of diminutive trees, shrubs, and plants, in every crevice of the corals where the wa ters deposited the least earth. They were all of a faint hue, owing to the pale light they receive, although of every shade, aud entirely different from plants 1 am familiar witli that vegetate upon dry laud. One in particular attracted iny attention ; it re sembled a sea-fan of immense size, of va riegated colors, and of the most brilliant hue. The fish which inhabit these silvery banks I found as different in kind as the scenery was varied. They forms, colors and sizes—from the sym metrical goby to the glob-likc sun-fish ; from those of tho dullest hue to the chan geable dolphin; from the spots of the leop ard to the hues of the sunbeam; from the harmless miunow to the voracious shark. Some have heads like squirrels, others like cuts and dogs; one of small size resembled a bull-terrier. Some darted through the water like meteors ; while others could scarcely be seen to move. To enumerate and explain all the different kinds of fish which I beheld while diving on these banks would, were I enough of a natural ist so to do, require more space than my limits would allow ; for I am convinced that most of the kinds of fish which inhab it the tropical sea can be found there. The sun-fish, the saw-fish, white shark, blue or shovel-nosed shark, were often seen. There were also fish which bled plants, aud remained as fixed in their position as a shrub. The only power they possessed was to open and shut when iu danger." were of all resem o Dr. Franklia once remarked that a man as often gets two dollars for the one spent in informing his mind as a dollar laid out in another way. A man eats a pound of sugar and it is gone, and the pleasure he has enjoyed is ended, hut the information he gets from a newspaper is treasured up to be enjoyed anew and to be used when ever occasion or inclination calls for it. A newspaper is not the wisdom of ono man or of two mon —it is the wisdom of tho age and of the past ages too. A family with out a newspaper is always behind the times in general information : besides they never think much or find much to talk about. And then thero are the little ones growing up without any taste for reading. Who then would be without a newspaper ? 4, is CustOM-HousK Frauds. —The treasury officials are engaged in examining thjï tent of the drawback frauds in the New York custom-house. The investigation thus far shows that they are probably greater than at first supposed, and may possibly reach #1,000,000. It is estima ted that one-half of the more recent claims, judging from the character of the ex papers on file here, arc bogus.- The fraud has been carried on for two years, with bold ness and impunity— N. Y. Times. Learn a Trade. The value of learning a trade becomes more and more certain every day. Scarce ly a week passes but some young man is asking us to point out a field of labor for him. With good attainments, perhaps, or an insatiable desire to be at work at something whereby an honest penny may be turned, he finds himself landed as it were at the first ebb of the tide. The slightest recession of the waters deposits him on the shore among the weeds of idle ness, aud unwholesome vapors becloud his mind. There is scarcely a man in busi ness but has an experience like ours ; his young friends continually envying him the privilege of working in a well-defined field, and wishing like him they had something to strike at. These young men are generally afflicted with the disease of ambition. They want to be something more than common, and mistaking often their desires for the abili ty to satisfy them, they flatter thcmsclv that they are fit for something better than the common run of humanity. Their fault is in trying to achieve manhood without serving an apprenticeship to it, and they find themselves, when they should be pre pared for their lifework, wondering what it will be, and fretting because it doesn't declare itself, and nine cases out of ten waiting in vain for such a call, go iuto politics, agencies, and petting it. The great remedy for all this is a trade thoroughly learned. The time between school and twenty-one should be spent at the carpenter's bench, in a machine shop or at the anvil, so that when the young man commences his battle with life in any vocation, he can, ifjworstcd at his first at tempt, turn to his trade with confidence that his skilled labor will at least procure him a living, and perhaps a competence. Time frittered away in trying to discover desirable roads to success, foots up a con siderable total on the loss side of the bal ance sheet. a Ckete.— Crete is the key of the Greek question. This island, which is forty per cent. Mussulman and sixty per cent Greek, belongs to Turkey, aud the Hellenic gov ernment desires to possess it. Hence, in stigation to revolt on one side und re sive measures on the other, with shed and anarchy in the island, aud a hos tile attitude between the soverignties. The population is 365,000, of whom 120, 000 are Mohamincdaus. Greece is domi nated by the idea of expansion to her an cient territorial proportions, and her rise to the position of arbiter of the East. Like the Northern States of the American Union, her people believe they have a " mission" to fulfill ; lienee the difficulties of the *• Eastern Question. epres blood Ilaviug put an end to actual hostilities in Crete, the pending troubles being, as appears, brig andage, aggravated by Greek instigations and aid, the Sultan, in the year just past, provided a government for the island which it thus stated : The general administra tion, separated from the military command, is confided to a governor-general, assi^ed by two counsellors, the one chosen from among the Mussulmen, the other from among the Christian functionaries of the empire. The island is divided into dis tricts and cantons administered by gov ernors, of whom half arc Mussulmen, and the other half Christian. Every gover nor has at hand a council of administra tion, and tribunals (of mixed nationality) whose members arc elected by the popu lation. A general council, alsoclccted by the people, is charged with investigation of questions of internal administration, and with control of the use of public funds. For the Middlctovn Transcript. to to Mr. Editor :—Having solved the en igma in your last issue, 1 send the answer accompanied by another enigma, of my own composition, for which I hope you will allow room in your paper. Answer to the enigma iu last issue is, "Love looks not with eyes, but with the mind : therefore is winged Cupid pain ted blind." Newark, Feb. 9th, 1869. I am composed of 46 letters. My 21, 41, 9, 83, wc ought to love. My 14, 16, 11, wc all do at times. • My 45, 10, 37, 26, 23, 46, 34, 36, 25, 22, is a capital city. My 1, 44, 35, 4, is a body of water. My 42, 20, 43, 3, 21, 8, estimable. My 17, 6, 24, 43, 13, 29, an animal. My 18, 28, 38, a number. My 5, 30, 39, a solemn promise. My 31, 32, 27, 7, 19, a frolic. My 12, 15, 40, are consonants. My whole, if put in every-day practice, would save much trouble. for ty* ly her Obscure. For the Middletown Transcripts I am composed of 27 letters. My 14, 10, 6, 4, 16, 24, 7, 2, 12 is a useful but poisonous substanoe. My 10, 3,15, 26, 25, 15, is a surname. My 23, 5, 18, 7, 24, 14, 19, 6, 20, 10, 6, 15, 20, is an occupation. My 1, 11, 4, 10, 25, name. My 8, 22, 27, 2, 12, 11, 24, 6, 26 is the name of a patent medicine. My 2, 15, 4, 6, 1, 13, 15, 3 is a poison, My 13, 24, 6, 17, 6, 11, Is a lady's name. My 10, 25, 2, 21, 9, 7, has unpleasant associations to many. My whole is a toast, often given to the ladies. Solution of thoabovoby Miss " A. H." solicited by 14 is a man's an ses two tho Wap Roses. Old Halde. I have no sympathy with that rude, un feeling, and delicate phrase, uId maid, which is bandied about in the mouths of rude, unfeeling, and indelioatc persons. It is true a saltish nature, cut otf from all duties and ties, and sinking back iutu tho solitary life of a selfish heart, becomes most unlovely and useless. But shall the few cloud the nobleness of the many'* How many elder sisters, it may be, un blessed by outward comliness, have enter ed into a brother's or a sister's family, and accepted all its cares as the duty of their life, and joining hands with their mother, given to each little child, as it were, two wings of God, to help it fly up with all from weakness and ignorance to manhood and strength. IIow many have cheerful ly given up their own whole life, built no nest, sought no companion, but sang in the tree and near the youngling of another nest, patient in toil, watchful and laborious in sickness, frugal amidst poverty, rich in nothing but good works; in these abound ing in wealth. When the roll is read nbove, and they are named who lived in self-sacrifice, iu gentleness, in patience, in love, and in tho only triumph of disinterested mercy, they who arc unmarried and childless, thut they might more heroically serve the household of others, and become mothers to children not their own, shall stand high and bright. This tribute is certainly becoming in me, who owe so much to such a one. My father's sister, whose whole and long lift! was a noble illustration of fidelity aud a picture of virgiuity such dreamed of in olden days, nor approached in any legend or poetry that celebrated the virginal excellencies of those who called the brides of God, because they chose his service rather than their pleasure.— Beecher. , as we never own Tun Coming Girl. —She will vote, will be of some use in the world, will cook her own food, will earn her living, and will not die an old maid. The coming girl will not wear the Grecian bend, dance the Norman, ignore all possibilities of know ing bow to work, will not endeavor to break the hearts of unsophisticated young men, will spell correctly, understand Ku glish before she affects French, will pre side with equal graee at the piano and tho washboard, will spin more yam for the house than for the street, w ill not despise her plain clad mother, her poor relations, or the hand of an honest worker, will wear a bonnet, speak good, plain vnlisping En glish, will darn her own stockings, will know how to make doughnuts, and will not read the New York Ledger offener than she does her Bible. The coming girl will walk five miles day, if need be, to keep her cheeks in glow, will mind her health ; her physical dcvelopement aud her mother, will adopt a costume both sensible and conducive to comfort and health ; will not confound hy poeraey with politeness ; will not practice lying to please, instead of frankness; will have the courage to cut an unwelcome ac quaintance, will not think that duplicity is French refinement ; that assumed hos pitality, where Imte dwell in the heart, is better than outspoban condemnation ; will not confound grace of movement with silly affectation ; will not regard it as the end of her very being to have a beau ; will not smile aud be a villian still. The coming girl will not look to Paris but to persons for her fashions ; will not aim to follow a foolish fashion ; because milliners and dressmakers have decreed it. Duty will be her aim and her life a living sacrifice. IIow to Ruin a Tows !—The Dubuque Herald give» the following receipt for knocking a town »tiff and dead : If you wish to kill off a town, put up no more buildings than you are obliged to occupy yourself. If you should happen to have an empty building, and one should want to rent it, ask about three times its actual value. Look at every newcomer with a scowl. Turn a cold shoulder to every bu siness man or mechanic seeking • among you. Go abroad for wares rather than purchacc of y manufacturers at the same prices. Refuse to advertise in your own local paper, go that a person ut a distance will not sup pose any business is being done in the plaee. A prompt and close observance of these rules will ruin any town. our own merchants or Vvli-e or Tun Cotton Crop. —Accord ing to to the Augusta Chronicle, the pres ent cotton crop of Georgia will yield from $30,000,000 to $40,000,000 in gold. "The estimated value of the cotton crop for tho last year, including the recent ad vanoo In price, is over two hundred and fifty millions of dollars—a fact which cer tainly dispels the idea of prolonged ty* North Carolina alone has raise ly $15,000,000 worth of cotton and all her products for the same period foot un $40,000,000." It i» estimated In tbo l>outh that tho oottou crop will give a sur. plus of $125,000,000, ® over near Married women, says a statistician, on an average, live until forty-five, while un« married women do not live longer than forty-three. Thus, every man who refu ses to marry shortens some woman's life two years, and thus practically com mita hoinocide. Wc suggest that the grand ju J rics ought to find bills against every bach« clor thirty-five y oars old. Many a seemingly happy wife count« tho hours by the beads of her team.