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VOL. 2.
SEl'TpiBp 11, 1809.
NO. 37.
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.
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.
Address of F. T. Perry, Odessa, Del. Address
ofThorau8 Cavender, Middlletowu, Del.
j Administrators.
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.
N. C. BROOKS, LL. D. Prof. Ancient Lnngua
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
Miss M. B. MOON, Belles-Lpttcrs and Physiol
ogy. Late Principal of Female Institute, Suuiter,
S. C.
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.
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
and others made in the city.
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.
Middletown, January 4, 18PB ■■ -1 y
A First Class Boarding and
assisted by
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
J Principals,
$ 6 00 .
8 00 .
11 00.
15 00.
12 00 .
.2 00 .
.2 00 .
.2 00 .
; , mi.
Wm. A. Raihin.
McCoy & RAISIN',
ficnernl Commission merchants.
No. »3 qpiITH STRjKBT,
Opposite Corn Exchange,
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.
Judge Jos. A. Wiekes,
Hm. Wm. Welch,
William B. Wilmcr,
Juris Spencer,
Juûe 19— y
Select floctn?.
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
. can better afford, they
Will look better a year hence.
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.
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..
the Lady'a Friend for September.
"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
" 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."
" 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
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
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
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
" 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
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
As I sat
The man entered
or French ; opd he look
even pitiful, that I felt
away now " til} sister bought her
" I motioned to the bov
" Oh, yes !
" 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
" 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 .
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
had made a little trade with a peddler the
day before and that we wished to settle
with him.
said the
1 do recollect
me was
that lie
" (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."
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
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."
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
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
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.
rife seeking not
is the
" 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,
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
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
"Well, what flt your name, nty old
"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
« 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^

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