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/Æ, <¥ Vît tsnee*-, I/, ,1 It L' ifc. k rTfi *' aafflaas A A i. u A pa VOL. 2. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, SEl'TpiBp 11, 1809. NO. 37. REGISTER'S ORDER, EGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, September 2nd, 18G9. Upon the application of Francis T. Perry and Thomas Cavenaer, Administrators of William M. Vandegrift, late of Appoquinimink Hundred in said county, deceased ; it is ordered and directed by the Register that the Administrators aforesaid, give notice of the granting of Letters of Admin istration upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of the granting thereof, by causing adver tisements to be posted within forty days from tile date of such Letters, in six of the most public places in the county of New Castle, requiring all persons having demands against the Estate, to present the same, or abide by an Act of Assem bly in such case made and provided. And also cause the same to be inserted within the same pe riod in the Middletown Transcript a newspaper published in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. R f /—*•—. n Given under the hand and Seal of Of < l. 8. Vfieeof the Register aforesaid, at New '-v—' ' Castle, in New Castle County aforesaid, the day and yeur above written. R. C. FRAIM, Register. NOTICE.—All persons having claims against the Estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to the Administrators on or before September 2d, 1870, or abide the Act of Assem blyin such case made and provided. FRANCIS T, PERRY, THUS. CAVENDKR. Address of F. T. Perry, Odessa, Del. Address ofThorau8 Cavender, Middlletowu, Del. j Administrators. BALTIMORE FEMALE COLLEGE. T HIS Institution, the only Female College in Maryland, was incorporated in 1849, and liberally endowed by the 8tate in 1800. It af fords Boarders and Day Pupils every advantage to acquire a thorough und accomplished educa tion. It has a good Library, Chemical and Phil osophical apparatus, and valuable Cabinets of Minerals, Gems, Coins and Medals. Besides pu pils from the different counties in Maryland, it has an extensive patronage from the Middle, Southern and Western Suites. Session opens September Gth. FACULTY OF INSTRUCTION. N. C. BROOKS, LL. D. Prof. Ancient Lnngua ges. T, LUCY, A. M. Professor of Mathematics, &c. Mons. LOUIS GANBIN, Av M. Prof, of French. Mr. LEWIS LAUER, Prof, of German. Mr. G. A. GNOSSPELINS, Prof, of Music. Mr. VAN REUTH, Prof, of Painting. Miss M. S. COVINGTON, Mathematics & His tory. Miss M. B. MOON, Belles-Lpttcrs and Physiol ogy. Late Principal of Female Institute, Suuiter, S. C. Miss IMOGEN II. SIMMONS, Pi d Sing ing. Late Musical Directress State Female Col lege, Memphis, Tenn. Mrs. E. A. POLSTER, Piano and Guitar. Mrs. JULIET WORKMAN, Vocul Music. For Catalogues or any information,.uildrc July 31— 3m* N. G.BROOKS. President. . MIDDLETOWN STOVE HOUSE. S. W. KOIMHITS, T AKES pleasure iu announcing to his friends of Middletown und surrounding c that the liberal patronge he has received has in duced him to offer to the public the greatest va riety, and beat selected stock of Stoves, both Cooking and Heating, ever ottered in Middletown, and at prices that cannot fail to please. Among the assortment are the following try, COOK STOVES. NOBt.K COOK, WS. PENN, NIAGARA, CORAL COOK, and others made in the city. MONITOR LKUIGII, PARLOR STOVES. RRILLIANT, GAS BURNING BASE, GEM, DEW DROP, UNION AIR TIGHT OUR PARLOR. Also, SEXTON'S PARLOR HEATERS. Stoves of nil kinds sultalile for Stores, Offices, Bar-rooms, and School Houses. * Also, the Morning Glory and the Oriental, both unsurpassed in beauty anil efficiency. They can be seen in operation ut the store of the proprietor. All sizes of liar-room Stoves and Ten-plate Stoves repaired nt am»rt notice. Old Stoves taken in exchange. T I \ WARE .1 wholesale and retail.~tV'\ As I have practical workmen employed, I think I can give satisfaction to all who favor their work. Parfleqlur attention paid to Roof ing and Spoutiqg. rith S. W. ROBERTS. Middletown, January 4, 18PB ■■ -1 y MIDDLJJTOWN ACADEMY. A First Class Boarding and DAY SCHOOL, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF WARREN I. IIICKS. A. B. HUDSON A. WOOD, A. B. assisted by Mrs. GENIE II. IIICKS and Mja. MARY WOOD. F ALL Term begins September 13th, and ends December 24tli. WINTER Term begins January 4th and ends March 26th. SPRING Term begins April 5tb apd ends June 25 th. 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 Music. Vocal Music,.,,,. ,Use of Piano.. .. German and French (each extra). Tuition per annum, including board wood, lights, and washing.220 00, The same per Tenu..... Students charged from the time of entering. For further particulars address the Principals for Circular, Middletown, Del. • Oct. 3—tf I as I to all for he at the J Principals, $ 6 00 . 8 00 . 11 00. 15 00. 12 00 . .2 00 . .2 00 . .2 00 . ; , mi. McCoy. Wm. A. Raihin. McCoy & RAISIN', ficnernl Commission merchants. No. »3 qpiITH STRjKBT, Opposite Corn Exchange, BALTIMORE. W ! refer to the following nmoçg < in Kent county Maryland : Hon. Samuel Oonii^yg. George D. 8. Handy, George T. Hollyday, Dr. Samuel A. Beck. patrons Judge Jos. A. Wiekes, Hm. Wm. Welch, William B. Wilmcr, Juris Spencer, Juûe 19— y Select floctn?. IF YOU SHOULD RVEIl GET MARRIED. If you should ever get married, John, I'll tell you what to do— Go get a little tenement, Just big enough for two ! And one spare room for company, And one spare bed within it— And if you begin love's life aright, You'd better thus begin it. In furniture be moderate, John, And let the stuffed chairs wait; One looking-glass will do for both Yourself and loving mate ; And Brussels, too, and other things, Which make a fine ppcarancc, . can better afford, they Will look better a year hence. If Some think they must have pictures, John, Superb nnd costly, tpo; our wife will he a picture, John, Let that suffice for you. Remember bow the wise map said, A tent nnd love within it Is better tlmn a splendid houso, With bickerings every minute. And one word as to cooking, John-r* Your wife can do the best; For love, to make the biscuit rise, (s better far than yeast. No matter if each day you don't Bring turkey to your table-*.» 'Twill better relish by-nndJ>y, When you are better able. For all you buy, pay money, John—. Money that very day ! If you would have your life run smooth There is no better way. A note to pay is an ugly thing— If thing you choose to call it ; When it hangs o'er a man who has No money in his wallet. Y And now when yon get married, John, Don't try to ape the rich : It took them ninny a toilsome year To gain their envied niche. should gain the summit, John, Look well to your beginning t And then with all y Tile toil And If y win repay d care of winning. popular ©ales.. Fr the Lady'a Friend for September. AUNT MABEL'S STORY. Jty AUNT ALICE. "O dear! hew nice it must be to be young, and beautiful, and rich /" said Selma Hampton, as she laid aside the magazine sl|c had beeu reading, in which a heroine wit!) all those attributes had done wonders ip her way Aunt Mabel -Mayo looked up fr work nnd said pleasantly to her favorite niece—" You have nothing to complain of, my dear." " Why, auntie, I nut not rich." " One may bo rich and not know it at the time," answered Aunt Mabel. " But I should know it, Aunt Mabel," said Miss Selma. " Why, if 1 was rich, what a troop of lovers would come after mo ! Afld as to friends, why, they would come, of course, and I could do so much good in the world, and have a good time generally." " I tell you, child, you are rich, and do not know it. You have youth and beau ty, a pleasant home, loying friends, and few troubles." her " O, «Antje! what do you know about riches ?" " Something, my darling. Aud if you will listen I ean tell you a little story, and yoq will learn that I, like you, was once rich, but did not know it." 80, taking up her limg-qeglec ed broidery. Miss Helma seated herself in an easy position, aud listened to the follow ing tide : "At sixteen," began Aunt Mabel, "I was my father's housekeeper, for tny moth, er was dead, and I was the eldest of four children. Wo livetj jn a small town iu Ohjo. My father was postmaster, and kept a few green groceries to sell, but it was all he could do to keep his little fami ly together, to feed and clothe them de cently, and I tried to bo qs saving as pos sible. if Young girls in country towns do pot wait for the magical number qf 1 'eighteen" to "come out" ip, sq J find beep 'tout" whenever I was was thirteen. You must know I was once young, but you may not think I was beautiful ; still, I was considered so, and like qll young girls, I had a great desire to dress as well as those with whom I associated. This was one great trouble. I could, and did work, kept the house in good order, pre pared the meals regularly as my dear fa ther requested ; dressed my two little brothers tidily, and petted my darling lit tle sisters qven more than nty father did. I had fltqdo over every article of my moth er's wardrobe, had woyked up everything to the best advantage ; and now th'at was all gone, and I did need a new winter dress for the coming winter. I made my shoes Jast as long again as other girls did, for I knew piy father needed every dollar he could earn, and I dreaded asking for auythiqg. Not that he ever was cross, but fie uftep sighed, and looked so pained and sqrrowful whop I asked for money, that I tried to do with us ljttle as possiblo. But here it was the last qf Qetober ; my summer dresses, poor enough at all times, looked very mean now. One Saturday afternoqp J shall never forge*. My work all d.qpe, the children at pjay jp the orchard, I comlefi p)y long, broyp hair, put on tqy best caljco frock, seicqted a pjaiq linen hqnd of qjy making, and piimod it around my neck with an old breastpin, the only bit of jewelry I had ever owned, and taking out the one dress left from last Vinter, I sat doyn by the window to see what I could invited any time after I his if he to at pay up one do at renovating it. It wan a light blue merino —very light indeed now—and I knew it wan too abort for me, as I still growing. But by putting in a wide trimming, perhaps I might make it wer; so I set to work with a will. Like yourself, my dear Selma, I was young and beautiful, but I thought of poverty only, and became unhappy. Yet at that very moment I was rich—yes, high —but did not know it. there, piecing out bits of trimming, to make it reach around the skirt of my old blue dress, I fairly cried over my poverty. A little pet dog lying on the door-step set up a loud barking, and caused mo to wipe my tear-dimmed eyes. A man with a small pack was just closing the gate as I looked up, and in a moment after he stood in the doorway, bowing and smiling. I knew at once it was a peddler, and I longed to examine his goods, but bering I had only two dollars in the house, I felt it was useless, without invitation, and placed his pack the floor at Ids feet. Tire children, ever on the look-out for something new, had seen him, and soon followed him into the room. I was glad of their presence, for I had some fear of strolling merchants of this sort, and hoping to amuse my brothers, and perhaps buy them a knife, I let the open his pack. The first thing my eyes rested upon was just the very thing I had most longed for, a beautiful fine French merino, of a dark crimson color. I had once seen a drees of this kind, but nono had ever been offered for sale in our little town that could equal this in shade or texture. The peddler looked at n;e with his keen, black eyes, as I knelt down to feel the prize I had no hope of winning, lady will buy," he said ; but I shook head, and crossing my hands behind stood up resolutely, trying hard not to long for the much desired goods. " Not buy !" he exclaimed, in a broken language of some sort, I could not tell whether German ed so astonished, sorry at ouce, and confessed that I had money, only two dollars, and could not purchase. " But the beautiful young lady have some old silver, old jewelry, old silk dres es! just good as money?" I laughed at the idea, but ho oply opened another pack age to display to the boys some dumb watches with very gay chains, and hand ing them each one, he took out a small doll for my little sister, and told them to run dress stay near the door-step, and tljen taking up the much coveted dress goods, Ï again examined it ; never was I so sorely beset. IIow could 1 let it go, yet how pay for it? The black eyes never left my face, but the fellow was respectful, only bowing lower as he said, "You think it good ?" I replied, " too good for ans As I sat remem The man entered ou "The my me, or French ; opd he look even pitiful, that I felt away now " til} sister bought her " I motioned to the bov to T s. th i»h for at but lor, had not re for at was " Oh, yes ! a me." " Not so," be said, "it suit you much, and you shall have cl(enp." " 1 tell you I have only two dollars." " No matter, I trust. You give me something to keep for you, I come again," lie said. " 1 have nothing." I insisted ; still, he only seemed more eager, said something of ltayd times, of having to stay at the tav ern, and expenses over Sunday, pf being so very tired, &c. Then stepping closer to me and point ing to the poor brooch I wore, ho said, al most crying, as I thought, " Do the lady think well, much well of this ?" I unpinped it, laughingly, as I answer ed—"Yes, I like it, for it is all the pin I own, and it has my name on the back, ! " Mabel," but it is nearly illegible see now. And this was true ; the poor, thin gold, if it was gold, was all dented and mashed flat, the original pin gone, and a needle tied in by the eye with a thread served to fasten it. One large set in the centre qs large as a pea, surrounded by qine smaller ones, but one of these was lost oat long ago, and I had often tried to find a bit of white glass tq fit the small cavity, but had failed. ' In the poor little town where I had al ways lived, no oqe had ever particularly noticed this poor pin, excopt some of the girls, alto bnd asked me why I wore the old-fashioned thing ; and then I would . " oil the back, and tell them I was named for that old pin. show them the dim " Mabel But this peddler elqtohed it eagerly. I noticed at the time tb.qt his hand trembled, but I thought he was so anxious to sell his goods that he was only feariug I would not take the dress. He explained, in his broken way, that if I would give him the two dollars I had mentioned, and this pin that I seemed to cherish, I might have the goods, apd ip three months he would bring the pin back and I could pay him eight dollars when he returned it. Or, if nty father prefored to pay sooner, te would find tlio peddler at the village inn any evening during the next week ; the two dollars cash would pay his way oyer tfie Sabbath. I did not hesitate long, the temptation was too great ; so, thrusting the old pin carelessly into his breast-pocket, he tied up his bundles aud with low bows left the house. I could scarcely believe in my good luck. I spread out nty now goods qp the bed, then held it before mo to try tho effect. I know my father would not give one cross look, but still I did hate to tell hint of the eight dollars I owed the ped can, dler. I would be so saving for the next three months, that dear papa would lose nothing by my trade. When 1 picked up the linen band to put it round tny neck, I did not know how to fasten it at first without that familiar old pin, but then I recollected how often the girls had told me that a bow of ribbon would look so much prettier ; so looking up a small piece of black velvet, I form ed a bow, and felt quite satisfied with the effect. I prepared supper that evening ; but father did not come at the usuai hour, I fed my little flock and put them to bed, each clasping closely the present given by that generous peddler, for the poor little innocents had never owned such treasures before ; and I sat down to wait, and think over how I should tell my father of the eight dollars, and wondering if he would prefer paying immediately to waiting three months, as the man had suggested. At ten o'clock I received a note, say ing business detained my father, and that I had better close the house and reti This ri'. was nothing very unusual, as the post-office Receipts had to be overlooked at times ; so I went to bed, and did not wake until late Sunday morning, rying down to prepare breakfast, I met my father at the foot of the stairs. "You .are Into, dear," he said kindly ; but I thought he looked more anxious than usual. Ilur The children came jn to breakfast, and, Sunday though it was, they each brought their present in to show to father, and he asked how they came by all these pretty things. I only said, "Wait until I get the children off to Sunday-school, and I will tell you all about it, father." So I made short work of it, for their Sunday clothes were all ready ; and soon as they were fairly off, I wept opt in the garden where father sat, under the old eager to begin my tale, when father said—" Sit down Ma bel, I have something to tell you. But first let mo ask you to bring me that breastpip I hove seen you wear ; I see you have not got it on this morning usual." I was frightened at onoe. 7 hat ohl thing, that no one had over noticed before, why should it become so important all at once ? apple-tree, and wi as " Father, T have not got it!" claimed at once, ready to cry. "Not got it! What do child ? I cx you tflcan, You surely wore it yesterday !" " Yes sir," I replied; " but I was just going to tell you, mo so." whefl you frightened ' •* Well I don't wish to frighten you, dear; so calm yourself while I tell you of a letter I received yesterday, and then you can get the pip at yoqr leisure." " Oh, yea ! J cun get it—or rather you father ; but I hope you will not blame me if I tell you—" " Never mind that at present," my father, " let me speak now." he continued: "Well, dear, ,, m . , , , rite pm we have always set such hU, tfZT.r ° f , 8 T VU, T , It "R' IZi afif , ra diamond alone is worth at least fifty thousand dollars " T J I f • ! Tf ""? ; t theD LTdt a, " tcd ' fo , r , ' v jen 1 camo . to !' vas V/"6 ; ,n , , th0 ' 0nnse t « the s. tmg room , the children were at home, aud t was too late to go to church I felt S' X \"d trembred yet, but hstened 0 ?", e n? 01 "'; P° a t '«"er /rom London Then I prang up wildly and exclaimed-" O fa the ! do hasten down to the tavern; you will be in time ; for the poor peddler who has my pit, ts to spend Sunday there." rather dad not understand me at first, but thought this sudden fortune had surely turned my hfftin. Bqt I explained it to him, told him of the eight dollars I owed the man, and how glad he would be to get the money and give up the pin. But fa th er knew more of the worjd that his fool i»h child, and was not so hopeful. However, he thought it best to gp, and for me to go with him. So in a few mo- a ments we were walking down the village street, every ono we met lgokjng at us iu quirtugly, thinking it ßtrange we were not at mil 1, ... . ihc landlord w^s sitting alone on his front porch, stroking quietly; lie looked surprised when wo walked up the steps, but very politely invited us into the par lor, explaining that pty his w'otnen folk*} had gone to mooting. rather asked him at .once if there was not a peddler stopping with him. ^ ? * iave not 8CC P a peddler for three wock^, and the last quo that came did pot pay bb bill," \yaq his P*y- , 1 must have turned very paie at this, for the landlord offered mo a glass of wine once. I drank it without knowing, 1 was so excited. Father merely told the landlord that I . said 4>id wo have never attached any value to that old pin, only that a good, kind woman gave it to your mother to keep for you, as she had named you, afld life gante old-fasliioned the back of the pin. Soon after this, the poor old lady was cqlled back to England ; but the sailed in was lost, and wo never heard any more about iter—never knew her history. Yesterday there cpme to me a letter from a lawyer itt Loqdqn, asking for informa tion qf that old pin, describing it perfectly, even to the lost set and tile name on the back. And now, my little Mabel, what will you think when I tell you that you are a rich lady—a great heiress—eh ?" My heart was beating fast, b.ut I aged to say—" Why how can'that be, fa ther ?" name was vessel she man had made a little trade with a peddler the day before and that we wished to settle with him. said the came 1 do recollect me was one that lie en a a t " (Jot chcatod, 1 warrant, bluff old man ; " but no such man to this house yesterday, now that black Joe, my hostler, said he fc lought a fellow with a big black bundle up the bank from the creek just af ter the stage passed ; but 1 didu't pay any attention to him." came My father gave up nil hope at once ; t I could not believe my fortune was gone. Father tried to comfort me by saying I was just as well off as before, and had a new dress in the bargain, hated the site of my beautiful merino just at that time. Well, it is no use to prolong my story, or tell you of all tile efforts umdo to catch Ho was no peddler, but a clerk in that very law office from which the letter was sent telling us of the dia monds ; and he managed to delay the let ter some days, hastened away himself, and only arrived the very same day with the letter, the same mail-cqach bringing both to our town. The woman who had given the pin to my mother to keep for not aware of its value ; it had been given to her by a poor, foolish youth, who had taken it up from his mother's dressing table because it was bright, and lie gave it to the first person lie chanced to meet ; and she, thinking it. only a bright little toy, given to amuse him, accepted it, and brought it with her to America. For years the parents of the poor imbe cile had sought in vain for the precious pin, offering great reward for its discov ery. By mere accident, they learned that a lady, stopping at the same hotel in New York with my godmother, had heard her speak of the child she had called Mabel, because she had owned a pin with tiiat name on it. This clqo was followed up by sharp detectives, the jewels traced, but too late to recover them. " Where are tfiey pow ? It may bo of the smallest is ring; who knows? Selma looked at the much-loved ring, but did not answer. Aunt Mabel smiled ; then taking Sel ma's liaipl, said—" Take my lesson, child; you are rich now— more so than many who possess jeq els of value ; nud after all I do not flow regret the trade I made with the mock peddler, for when J did gain courage to make am) dress, it w i hut How I tlio adroit thief. reset itt your engagement wear my crimson very Jjopouting and the good who afterwards becante my husband, being a bit of qn artist, was stiuck by the blending of its rieh colors witlt my dark brown curls, and oftep told t; valued that dress for oqlliitg his attention to me more than tl,o jewels I had giv for it. And so I was not so very poor after all." man A Marriage of Convenience. Alas that such a pltraso should sully the lips of an American woman ! Well may \ye strive to hide somewhat of its deformity under q foreign dross, when we speak lightly and carelessly, amid tile flow of playful conversation, of a " mar nage de convenance," as if we were not uttering iu those words high treason against titan's honor and woman's purity. For what does the phrase imply, but the desecration of that sacred bond—the last relic of that glorious Eden life—that di vine picture of happiness upon which the smile of the All-loving rested as He pro nounced it " very good "—the profaning of the sanctuary of " Ijqtne," over which the shadow of that lost Eden still lingers ? Well may the angels weep—those pure and holy beings who sang the nuptial strain in the bowers of Paradise, when Adam reeeived from the hands of their mutual God and Father his other and 4^ SL .lf_ w u 0 rejoiged over the two souls henceforth to be united in one-in love, iu Jutyj uad in pru i 8c _when they behold w „J 8n , yüull / alld i ovtdy , l c J in , the ll0,,,e of her youth, going forth into the world with one who is henceforth to be her companion and p.'OtectOf-qqt because is to wholll her sou , l ovct h- B o t because her affcctions are C ntwine d about Uiu.-but bccau8e be bor paront * 3 t _ because be can provide for her the fort8i pürba & elegancies of what she calU 4 . because she will, by joining her lot to his> ire a ecrt ' a i/position iu "the world ;" but a man for whom she bag little or no more liking than she has for any chance acquaintance or admirer Or, alas ! it may he still worse than this, This young creature, with q. heart that, had it beep left unspoiled by the false teachings of the Rame society, should have been fresh and ptfre, yearning after a true and holy aftectiou, is about to sell herself one who is an " excellent piatch for her," for he has an cxcellcut estate of—• man who lives to hunt, to shoot, to give dinners—who will " hold her a little bet ter than bis dog, a little deurer than his horse," but from whom all that is pure and in her recoils. Yet she will take this man in the prcseuce of God, for her dearest earthly associate, and boldly utter the lie to Ilis minister tQ lçve and honor such apian. Oh, when we think of what marriage ought io be—what to loving and truthful hearts it is, and then turn tp the fearful picture of what it is too often made by these marriages of cpnvenience, well may we be "very sorrowful." When, fresh front the hand of his Crea tçr, Adatn stood forth in his strength and beauty, God's vicegerent on the new and lovely earth—nature with enehautnient 1 surrounding him on every side, and speak through her thousand voices the prai of tUè beneficent Lord of all— still lie ever " " lie com of the low on wasalonc ; the inexpressible charms of sy pathy and companionship were wanting tq fill up the measure of 1)13 cbpipleto felicity ; and God said, "I will make a help meet for hint ;" and when Eve, in all "her sweet attractive grace" and gentle loveliness stood*beforo him, his heart was grateful to that All-wise Benefactor, and worshipped Him for this, His last best crowning gift. And surely if in Eden the man made in the image of God, still holy, ami knowing not the existence of evil, could have had added joy in this companionship, how must he not now, on this air-stained nnd rowful earth, seek in it the solace of his griefs, the beguiler of his ofttjmes weary pilgrimage? And truly much lighter do his cares become, less toilsome and weary his pil grimage, when shared by a loving and faithful wife ; and truly we believe that the smile of our Father in Heaven rests with forgivincss and love on two thus joined together by Him—thus bravely, patiently, hand in hand, treading the path he hath appointed for them ; the husband, in his conscioqss treng.hand manhood, guarding, cherishing, and protecting the treasure God hath given him ; and the with a false and unwomanly ambition to usurp a place or assert an authority which God's providence neither intended nor ap proves, but looking up with loving and wife-like obedience. She is content that he should be as God lias ordained, "her head, her glory," willing in all things to be guided by his judgment, and to sub mit to his direction ; while lie, trusting ever to her truth and sympathy, loves to feel and acknowledge her gentle influ ence blending with apd softeuing his rougher and stonier nature. Thus, types of true man and true wo man, "he for God only, she for God in him," they pa«s through life—through its joys and sorrows, its storing and sun shine, rejoicing and weeping with each other, gud both thanking Heaven that unspeakable gift He hath bestowed upon them. That mutual love—-which, but begun on earth, they know (for in their perfect love there is no fear), shall outlive all the storms of this lower life, pass safely areoss the dark river of death, and receive its full fruition and glory in that land of blessedness where lu vital air of its inhabitants. If, then, this is marriage—what is that false and daring imitation of it, which, with a hateful levity,' ve tail a" marriage, convenience ?" lto they thiuk—-that man and who stand there, amid it may be, au ar ray of wealth and splendor, as if striving conceal beneath the gorgeousness of trappings the hollow skeleton beneath —who are taking eqcjl; qtlipj- as they would partner at a ball, or the companion, of day's journey, for eonvcyiicncQ, cr by lucre chance—do they think that they can thus sin with impunity against those des pised feelings of love and affection, which still of tlpit human nature, which they, common with all, received from their Creator, and wljieli will certainly one day make themselves felt, in spite qf all the fetters of falsehood and sqltishpcss with which they have bound then;—that they evoking a Nemesis who shall surely rise up, at no distant period, and most fearfully aveflgo them ? Oh, how large a portiqn of qnhappincss the world is the necessary and inevit able consequence of marriages of conveni ence, the bringing iuto ciose and intimate connection two persons wholly uusuited to each other. If positive misery be not the result, they but hope to traverse each their solita way, their hearts growing colder and more selfish year by year—and they pass hrough the hummer und Autumu ot life, reach the \\ inter of old age alone, unclieerod by those sweeteners of all hurnun ill, pÿniputuy und affection—for with each other they have no feeling in common. ^ i heir first mutual act yns one of un- j l h fulness, and they reap through life the ■ cr fr»* of tbe*r marriage of eouveui cnee.- hciiew. on sor rife seeking not for is the woman " Grandpa ! " What, my dear?" Who ploughed thorn great ditches in your forehead ?" "God, tny child "i U'liat for i" "I don't know, Willie. ! Don't bother me." " I know, now 1 Fa ean tell how old his cow is by the ! wrinkles on their horns. Is that what * put them on you for?" " Now, Wil go to bu<i ; that is a good boy." One of the fashionable churches of New York, which tried tq draw a crowd by hav handsome young ladies act as ushers, boon laughed out of the practice. church got to be known by the name the church of the holy waiter girls. A young lady who was rebuked by her mother for pissing her intended, justified act by quoting the passage What soever ye would that nteu should dq unto do you even so to them. A gentleman who has been struck by a young lady's beauty has determined to fol the injunction and "kiss tho red that ! smote him " i One solitary philosopher may be great, virtuous, and happy in the depths qf pov but pot a whole people. The Revolution (woman's rights paper) seriously urges that women should fie put the police force Wordsworth's Self-Esteem. —James Hogg, the Kttrick Shepherd, used to relate,' with much humorous relish, un unecdotei 0 f the author of The Excursion. At a meeting of the house of Professor Wilson,' on Windermere, in the autumu of 1817, where Wmdswotih, Hotrg, and several other poets were present, the evening be came distinguished by a remarkable btil liant bow, of the nature of the aurora bor Qa H s across the heavens. The party camq out to see it, and looked on for some time in admiration. Hogg remarked: "It is a triumphal arch got up to celebrate this meeting of the poet M!it and Humor. Pat's Stock — Pat Donahue was "a broth of a boy" right from the "geui oft the say," and lie had a small contract on the Cornway Railroad, in New Ilampshin in the year of grace 1855, in which he agreed to take his pay part in cash, part in bonds, and part in stock. The stock oft this road, be it remembered (like mai y others), was not worth a "Continental ,'* and his always kept up its va'u; with re markable uniformity. In due time Pat, having completed his job, presented him self at the treasurer's office for settlement. The money, the bonds, and the certificate of stock were soon in bis possession. "And wluit is this now?" said Pat, flourishing his certificate of stock, bearing, the "broad seal of the company. "That is your stock, sir," blaudly re plied the treasqrer " And is this what I'm to get for me la bor? Wasn't me contract for the stock?"* "Why, certainly; that is your stock. What di<l you expect ?" "What did I expect!" said Pat, cxcit why, pigs and shape and horses, edly sliui AnbcDuIK qf IJi rtox.—J ohn Broug hain started a comic paper in New York some years since—the Lantern—and a funny slory is told of him and it. Lilly Burton, the actor, was jjo friend to Broug ham in those days, and there is reason to believe that no love was lost on either side. The story runs to the effect that John, ou entering ans a tira nt, found Billy and one of his chums sitting at a table—Burton, as usual, 'fatigued." Mis a .ing Brough liaui, Burton replied roughly to the ques tion : "Have you read the Lantern this week ?" by saying: "No! I never read thq ——-tiling uuless l'm drunk—unless I'm druuk—(repeating in a louder tone,)— un less I'm drunk!" Broughman, who is th<* very pink of politeness when lie tdiooscs to be courteous, immediately rose from the table at which ho was sitting, advanced, hat in hand, to the end of Btirtou's table, and making a bow in his grandest manner, obseryed: "Then, Mr Burton, lam shuro of one constant vendor !" This was a set tler. Bifrton made no reply, but the story got wind as too good a fhing tq keep. A little girl, a hundred thousand iniloq or b bs distant from Hartford, was rebuked by her mother for iter fondness in killing flies. The little one had acquired great dexterity in this employment, and was so much occupied in it that the parent found' she was growing into a spirit of cruelty. Calling the child (q her side one day, she said in a sad tone, "Mapy, dear, don't you know that God loves the little flies?" Mary seemed to hear the words ns thougl; they suggest 'd many new ideas. Slto stood by her mother's side for some tiinq in thoughtful sadpess, and at length walk ed slowly up to the window, where a be wildered fly was humming and buzzing about ou the pane. She watched it lov ingly for ji hing time, and then, almost too full of grief to talk plainly, she began to utter caressing words : "Doz ee fli know dat dod loves oo ? Doz oo love dod ?" Here, she extended her hand fondly towards the insect, as it to ptrqlte way the terror that she had inspired. "Üoz on?Doz oo want to see dod ? Well," in a tone of intense; love and pity , :;t the same time putting her finger on the fly and softly crushing it against the glass, "Well, oo shall." , , . . . lu ' anl , . llc »«itm-e | ; ° C I- laureate wlnsporing uii.çqnsiouHy tah.msi-lf, "Hoots poets! V F u f lo >! : " llR, ' e ar 0 thc Y ' 1» '»is concept ton there was but onq >uüt Pl' esullt hiuiselt. He afterwards Oi t* N ick .—-\\ lieu Niek Biddle vas con nected wiih tlic Unjfqd States Bank, there was an old negro, named Harry, who used be Joaling around the premises. Onq day, iu a social uiood, Biddle said to thq darkey— "Well, what flt your name, nty old fricud?" "Harry, sir, ole Harry, sir," said thq other, touching his sleepy hat. "Old Harry," said Biddle; "why, that the name they give to the devil, is it not ?" "Yes, sir," said the colored gentleman, "sometimes ulo Hurry, and sometimes olp Nick." « Irish extraction can excel „Vf Oj Gobbets. In ope of his "ltural bides he says : "I saw no corn standing ticks; a thing I never saw before, and would pot have believed it had I not seen An auctioneer always looks for-bidding w^en conducting a sale. What goes against a farmer's grain ? ITi^ iiiowiug-uiachiuo.