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* S** 1 - IKSSüU Kr , ! k r45 'Afr ^4 k f n 1 A 5 cJ VOL. 3. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 5, 1870. NO. 10. E. T. E. T. EVANS, GRAIN Commission MERCHANT, Buys exclusively for J. k S. P. TRUSS, NEW CASTLE, DEL. P INNOCK CORN SMELLERS, at K. T. Evan*' Agricultural Warohoiuu. OT8* AND MINSKS' SKATES B AT EVANS* gLEIGH BELLS FOR SALE AT EVANS' ALEP HAY For Sale at EVANS' "ROYS' SLEDS—A FINK ASSORT ■" MENT AT EVANS* D O you wish to make your wife Present! Buy her a a Christmas DOTY'S CLOTHES WASHER AND UNI VERSAL WHINGER. Read the following testimonials : From Rev. L. Scolt , J ft shop <f the , 1 /. E Church — Dkar Sib: —Wc like our machine much ; could not be persuaded to do our work without it, und with the uid of Doty wc feel that we of the position. On one occasion, the clothes were prepared, but the washer-woman failed us. We were not to be defeated that way. 1 took hold (which of course 1 should not have doue il we had had no machine) and in 2.] hours wc put through eleven dozen pieces, many of which were sheets, and they were well done too. We wish you greut success. From Rev. Henry Ward Beecher .—After n stant use of the Universal Clothes Wringer for more than four years in my family, I ani.author ized by the "powers that be" to give it the most unqualified praise, and to pronounce it an peusiblc part of tlie machinery of housekeeping. Our servants hare always been willing to use it, aud always liked it. From Rev. Thto. /,. Cuyler .—Life is too short, and human strength is too precious for our wo inankiud to be kept at the old process of clothes washing and wringing. In the laundry of my house there is a perpetual thanksgiving on Mon day* for the invention of your excellent W * 1 wish human hearts could be cleansed ; masters con— indis Orange Judd, Editor of American Agriculturist, Mays: —Doty's Washing Machine we have tried thoroughly, in competition with many others, and for actual sow ice this seems to be provement upon every previous machine we have tented. Our "better half" says this is take most kindly by the "help," aud that she cannot t iersuadc them to use any other, land. m to •bile this is at Solon RoLi says : —Fimf.xo Doty —Your last improvement of your \\ plcte success. À slim girl, ten years of age uses it, and an invalid lady, who has to sit down to work, can wash without fatigue. I assure you our machine, after u year's use, is thought more of to-day than ever, and would not be parted with under any circumstances. You have won blessings from all the women about this hdltsc, he assured of that. hing Machi From the wife of the Hon. S. C. Fessenden. —Mr. Fessenden, ut mv request, purchased for inc of your Doty \\ ashing Machines. It has 1 used to do my weekly washing for more tl year, and I have no hesitation in s; tnj opinion, it is all a housekeeper! the purpose for which it is desired, it In me entire satisfaction. de e, for givi For Sale nt K. T. EVANS' Agricultural Wareho Middletown, Del use. Ike. 25—2ni N'OTICIE. T HE undersigned having purchased from the heirs of M. J. Haines tin* unexpired Patent for Qrinn Drill, know Haines k Wood," or "Wood's Drill," has made several important improvements in it, viz:— A Cost I ron Bottom,—Front Feet of Box Hinged, so ns lobe independent of the Frame,—Combined open Mctalic Spouts, distributing the Phos phate and Grain togc ", Ac. Ac. and secured the same by Letters Pate . dated No verni er 30, I860, have combined wit my celebrated • Kulm' s A Haines PHOSPHATE WER, With its Movable Cast Iron Bottom, adjusted by sett screws, Ac. also secured to me by Letters Patent, dated Oct. 27, 1868, and confirmed July U>, I860, by a decision of the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia. As there lias been over 100 of these machines introduced and used in this neighborhood, with in the last two years, with entire satisfaction. 1 am enabled to offer to the public y improved DELAWARE PHOSPHATE DRILL As a first class mine, with a full guarantee of good workmanship aud satisfactory perform ance. I would also notify nil persons that 1 shall prosecute any infringement upon any of the Improvements secured to me by either of the a bove Letters Patent. W. N.-HAMILTON, M. I). Odessa, Del. Dec. 11, 1869—tf. 1 1» 11 \ ^ f % i f ? T O THE WORKING CLASS.—We are now prepared to furnish all classes with employ ât home, the whele of the time or for the spare moments. Business new, light und profita ble. Persons of cither sex easily earn from 50c to $5 per evening, and a proportional sum by de voting their whole time to the busiuess. Boys girls can earn nearly as much as men. That all who sec this notice may send their address and tost the busiuess, wc make this unparullod /jffer: To euch ns arc not well satisfied, we will ^end $1 to pay for tlie trouble of writing. Full particulars, a valuable sample, which will do to ,coiumence work on, and a copy of The People's Literary Companion —one of the largest and best family newspapers published—all sent free by mail. Render if you want permanent, profitable wprk, address E. C. ALLEN A CO. Jlmn. Agusta, Maine. - and I. REYNER DUKES, Denton, Mil. ****** ft Miktfin, Md. MAY & DUKES, GRAIN k GENERAL PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS, No. 24 SOUTH WATER ST. ■•tween Cheitnnt A Market St«» PHILADELPHIA. Consignments of Grain and Produce solicited. Orpers fpr Guano, Fertilizers and Groceries, Nov. 6—tf. promptly attended to. Z EPHYRS and Germantown Wools for knit ting Shawls, Nubias and Afghans, also stocking and knitting Yarn*. Samples sent by mail, and goods sipt by Ex press, to any part of the country. Sold at retail at thç IVAvERLY MILLS 1024 Lombard Street, Dpc. )J—3mcB Phlla<f«lpl)lft' IM, NEW STOVE, TIN, AND • HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. THOMAS II KOTHWELL'S NEW BUILDING, North Side of Main Street, 4 litiilcllngs Went of Town Hall, Middletown, Delaware. Where lie has constantly on pared to manufacture hand, and is pre ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE At Short Notice. Particular attention paid to ROOFING AND SPOUTING. Orders respectfully solicited and promptly atten ded to. COOK STOVES. STAU, COTTAGE, NATIONAL, CIIABM, PRIZE, & VICTOR COOK. PARLOR STOVES. ROQUET BASE, GAS, BURNING BASK, DIAL, VIOLET, REVERE, UNION AIR TIGHT. Stoves suitable for Btorcs, offices, hotels, and school houses. Orders will be received and promptly filled for any kind of Stove that may he ordered. GALVAX1ZED, RUSSIA, AND SHEET IRON, ZINC, COAL IIODS, SEIVES, POKERS, SHOVELS, TEA KETTLES, BAKE PANS, WAFFLE IRONS SAD IRONS, BRASS A ENAMELLED PRE.SER YING K EITLES, EX AMELIA: I) SAUCE PANS, TEA BELLS, JAPANNED CHAMBER BUCKETS, SPITTOONS, WAITERS, LANTERNS, FLOUR AND PEPPER BOXES, SAND CCDS, MATCH SAFES (Cast Iron,) MOLASSES CUPS, PLU sa c: ANS, (Soldered and Self-Healing) PATENT CLOTHES FRAMES, Ac. Arc. Arc. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, and please, may at all times Lc expected by those who may favor him with their custom. determination to THE VAPOR COOKING STOVE. Mo Cool, mo Stove Pipe, no Ashes, no Dirt, no Wood Boxes, vo Coal Scuttle, Xo Wood, Kindling Wood, But a Friction Match, And the lire in full blast in half a minute, ove hot in two minutes, steak broiled in seven utes, bread baked iu thirty minutes, the fir tingnished in a moment. Please call and examiue it in operation at Thomas H, Roth well's Stove Store MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Sole owner of the. stove for the State. Feb. 10— y ANTICIPATING TIIK FALL TRADE. f|RIE undersigned has made the most clabor X ate preparations und already otters to those ly in making their Fall ho ay wish to I and Winter purchases, FULL STOCK OF GOODS. Suitable for Fall d Winter wear and usage. My stock of DRY GUUDS will consist in part of BRACK uml COLORHD ALPACAS, Wool Delaines, Wool Poplins, Alolmii's, A good assortment of Prints, Cotton Flannels, 1, 1 j, 2$ Brown and Bleached Muslins Heavy Domestics, Bal. Skirts, Shawls, Ac. Ac. d W NOTIONS. Hosiery, Gloves, Ladies Corsets, Ladies Vests, Ribbons, Edgings, Gents Undershirts, Ladies Collars and Cuffs, Combs, Hair Brushes, Velvets, and in fact everything you could well expect to find iu a first Class Notion House may here be had. I ask Ihe pnrticulur uiiention of (lie gentlemen to my assortment of FllKNtlll and AMERICAN CLOTHS, and Fancy Coosimcrs. New Styles of which 1 urn constantly receiving and disposing of at reasonable priées. Also to the Community in general to my Stock of Mens llsavY Roots, and of Mens, Womens and Missus Heavy Shoes, which I have made to OitDEit of the Rest material, and on any of which I am willing to guarantee satisfaction. I have also a good assortment of Meus sowed and peg ged, single and double upper and sole Calf Roots, and Ladies Dress Shoes in Various Styles. Hats and Caps. Carpets, Druggets, Oil Cloths, Oil Clotb Win dow Shades, Door Mats, Hardware, Ccdarwarc, Quccuswarc, Earthen waru, 3foneware, Groceries, Ac. Ac. Ac. Glass, Oil, Puiuts, Mackerel, Shad, and Her ring always ou hand. ßST' Will show goods with pleasure, and make a liberal discount for Cash. G. W. W. NAUDAIN. No. 3. Middletown Ilall. Oct. 16—tf QORONER! ! To the Democratic Voters of New Castle Co. Fellow Cjt zjjvs :—At the earnest solicitation of my friend# I again offer myself as a candidate for tho poiiflqation of Coroner of New Castle Co. and am YhapkOil to my friends for the support they gave mp at &c lost nomination election, aad pledge myself tp abi4ß the decision of the party. illCUAUD GROVES, Delaware City, Feb. 5 tn Select floDtnj. the river in the mammoth cave. BY GEOI1UE U. PRENTICE. Oh, dark mysterious stream, I sit by thee In awe profound, as myriad wanderers Have sat before. I see thy waters out the ghostly glimmering of my lump Imo tho dark beyond as noiselessly As if thou wert a sombre river drawn Upon a spectral canvas, or the stream Of dim oblivion flowing through the lone And shadowy vale of death. There is To whisper on thy shore or breathe ft Wounding its tender bosom And jagged The Fr all, thy sharp In numerous mingled tones, Ice of the day and of the night, Are ever heard throughout all outer world, ''or Nature there is never dumb, but here 1 turn and turn my listening ear and catch No mortal sound save that of my own heart That 'mid the awful stillness throbs uloud Like the far sea-surf's low and measured beat I pon its rocky shore. Rut when a cry Or shout or song is raised, how wildly back Come the wierd echoes from a thousand rocks As if unnumbered weary sentinels, The genii of the spot, caught up the voice Repeating it in wonder—a wild amaze Of spirit tones, a wilderness of sounds. Earth born but all unearthly. •ks. Thou dost seem, river of the dead er of some blasted, perished world, Wandering forever in the mystic void, No breeze Oh zar«l stream A thy solemn tide, ith his wing. iks thy surf No bird h No star, or sky, or b Within thy depths, no flu we breathes glassed c\ blade e'er Its frag ...„ranee from thy bleak banks ?, here are flowers, the air. T semblance of flowers Carved by the magic fingers of the drops That fall tipon thy rocky battlements— Fair roses, tulips, pinks and violets— bite us cerements of the coffined dead : But they are flowers of stone, The sunshine or Whence coincst thou and Above, A h d never drank the dew. Oh, sombre streai - - whither gocst? pon the surface of old earth, dred rivers o'er thee pass and In music and in sunshine to the „v.., Thou art not born of them. Whence contest thou None of earth can know. No mortal e'er has gazed upon thy No mortal seen where thy dark waters blend \\ ith the abyss of Ocean. None may guess The mysteries of thy course. Perchance thou hast ' undred mighty cataracts thundcri urds earth's eternal cen Itf not for veep, And whither goest? A h ï but this sound . Ail Is that thy tide rolls out, a From yon stupendous, frov And ot k spectre .stream, all of rock, •mug little way, sinks dow iss of rock Beneath another And, frowning, Born of the fathomless eternity, Steals dark s life—our little life— on u moment then disappears eternity us fathomless. jacket ^ioriî. AN UNEXPECTED RIVAL. BY KATE CLAIR. Brightly glowed the tire in the polish ed grate, aud brilliantly flashed the light from a dozen gas jets, throwing, through the crimson-curtained windows, a rich glow upon tho snow-covered pavements without ; speaking to 'the weary hearted toil-worn children of poverty, passing by to cheerless homes, of warmth and fort and blessing which might ''never be thrtrs. Within that naught ury, a young girl stood behind the drap ery, gazing out into the stormy night, aud tapping her little foot impatiently the floor, while an expression of angry discontent shadowed a face perfect in out line aud coloring, marring sadly its other wise exquisite loveliness. The snow fell thick and fast, and but few pedestrians were abroad ; none suve those who were compelled by necessity to brave the chilling blast and the blinding storm. Suddenly, with a gesture of vexation and disappointment, she dashed aside the folds of crimson, and advanced to the fireside, exclaiming : " It is provoking, intolerably provok ing ! Here 1 have been watching for that girl for one hour, and yet she does not come. What does she mean by this delay? I shall he raging, if I am disap pointed of my dress this night, of all others." " Why, surely, Ella, you are not go ing out in this tempest?" »aid a noble looking silver-haired man, who entered the room just in time to catch her last word " Indeed hut I am, Guardy. Dr. Hun ter is coming for me to go to Mrs. Erls ton's bull, ami I would not miss it for the world. I am determined to crown my reign as belle of the season, by bringing him to my feet, if possible, before another day dawns. He is the best match in the city, and I mean to secure him at once. The girls are all crazy about him, and 1 long to triumph over them." " You speak confidently," said Mr. Revere, " so I shall expect to be wok« up iu the small hours of the morning with tidings of your success." Turn we now to another home,, the abode of poverty, where Mary Grey, the young seamstress, is bending wearily over her work, a richly embroidered dress, whose silver lilies of tho valley, with richly tinted blue bells, are artistically wrought in graceful patterns on a ground work of white silk. It is the dress for which the beautiful heiress is waiting—the dress in which she expects to captivate " tho best match in the city." Very lovely is Mary Grey, though no roBe tint blooms on the pure white of her complexion—very lovely, though her glo rious eyes, shaded by long silken lashes, »re dimmed with wutching tears. Her fingers fly nimbly over her task, nearly completed, the payment for which is 4o bring needful supplies to those who for two days bare scarcely tasted food —ber com curtained room, where 'Cined wanting of beauty or lux on invalid mother and her little sister Lucy who is now nestling at her feet, crying with hunger. 1 he work is completed at hist, and Mary, drawing the child fondly to her side, says soothingly : _ _ u> i darling . hush. Sister is going now to take home the dress and bring you a r° J wenty-five dollars we II have for this ; won t we bo rich my pL m j , , , , , , iears filled her eyes, but she brushed tliem hastily away ». a well-known rap heaicl, followed by the entrance of a very elegant looking man, who, holding out his hand to Mary, said pleasantly : "lam earlier than usual, this eveuiug, but I am obliged to escort a fair lady to a ball at ten o'clock, and thought I would look on, my patient before making my toilette." was " Ah, doctor, how can I thank you for your kindness ?' said Mary, raising her sparkling eyes to bis face, but dropping them again instantly as she met the gaze of ad blushes brightened her fair face into beauty. " Mother is worse, I fear, Doctor," said Mary, this evening. " lias she had proper nourishment to day ?" " Mamma has not had anything to cat, doctor?" broke in little Lucy ; and sister and I haven't had anything either but dry broad, and we are very hungry ; but sis ter is going to get some money to-night." " Hush ! Lucy," said Mary, while a painful look of embarrassment fell her before bright countenance, tor, excuse her; she talks too fast. An anxious, inquiring gaze rested on her, and in a voice trembling with emo tion, Doctor Hgptcr exclaimed: " Mary, is it uidccd so? She bent her head in assent but after a moment of silence, found voice to say, " I shall have money to-night." Giving but a glance at bis patient, whose cmanciated face spoke of suffering and want, even in sleep, he left hastily. And Mary, folding her work, and fully placing at her mother's side the medicine she might need ou waking, at the same time charging little Lucy to stay by her in her absence, started out in the fierce storm, to carry the dress to the heiress, who sat chafing at her delay. Mary*8 father had once been rich, but, crushed by adversity, had died and left his family poor, and his widow an invalid. Dr. Hunter had known them in their days of prosperity, and on his home from the continent, a month to our story, had sought them out and offered his services gratuitously—an offer gratefully accepted. lie knew they were poor, hut never until Lucy's revela tion had he dreamed of the extent of that poverty. Tho loveliness of Mary had made a deep impression on his heart, and when lie left them that night it was with the resolve to shield her in future, under his protecting love, from all life's cares and hardships. It was, indeed, a fierce storm that Mary was forced to < ncouutur on her way to Mr. Revere'« sph udid ahnde, aud her progress was necessarily slow. As, ehilled by the stinging blast, ami red up the steps of the brilliantly lighted mansion and rang the bell, a sleigh dashed to the door, and when it was opened to admit the trembling girl, a gentleman alighted and lightly up, passing in, ere it was clos find saying to the servant, "I will wait for Miss Ella in the drawing-room." Mary started; she knew the voice of Dr. Hunter, and not wishing to be recognized drew lier hood closely around her face. "Poor girl!" thought the doctor ; "what a night for u woman to be abroad!" lie little dreamed who he was pitying. Directed by the servant, Mary tapped lightly at the opposite room. It was peued by Ella Raymond in a towering rage, lier face distorted with passion. "So you have oomc at last ?" she ex claimed angrily; "two hours behind time. I did think, Mary Grey, you were poor enough to have the virtue of punctuality." "I am sorry I have disappointed you, Miss Raymond. * I have sat up three nights until day-break to complete it in time; but my mother has beeu ill, and needed my care, which must be my ex cuse." warm iration in his, while crimson new in of in " She seems quite exhausted upon " Doc care ret ui pre blinded by the «now, she sta ra ■d, o Dr. Hunter, in the drawing-room, caught the silvery accents, and-—forgive him rea der—listened. "What is your mother's sickness to me? You promised the dress at seven and it is now nine Your excuse is a poor one." "Believe me, I regret it, hut it was im possible for me to he earlier. You will oblige me, as I am in some haste, if you will now pay me for it, and let mo go." "Pay you indeed ! Not I. I'll punish you for your tardiness. I'll teach you how to make promises and hreak them. Just as many hours as you kept me waitiug for my dress, so many days will I keep you out of your money. 1' "Oh, Miss Raymond, you will not, you cannot be so cruel ! My mother is ill, and needs nourishment ; my little sister i» starving ; aud I depend on this twenty-five dollars from you to supply their wauts. I must have the money !" "Not from mo," said Ella, with a taunt ing laugh, ns she shut the door in herfape, and turned into the room to admire the ex quisite garment. Faint from want of food, and ornshed by her disappointment, Mary left the abode of wealth, not knowing where to look for help in her trouble. Ou the pavement still brightened with the rich crimson curtains, she slipped and fell insensible. Ptrong iu to arms raised her tenderly, and lifted her into the fur-lined sleigh at the door, and at swiftly it sped homeward. Her fit of in sensibility, produced by exhaustion, and distress, was a long one, and when she awoke to consciousness, warmth and light were around her—while at the table, on which was spread a comfortable meal, sat famished little Lucy, eating to her hearts , Cl,ntent — ,le f ,le "d was pillowed on the breast of Dr. Hunter and his arms enfold ed her. Dlushingly she sought to wilh a draw from his embraoe, but bcuding ten derly over her he whispered • "No darling; lie close to my heart shel tcred by my lovo. No more poverty, no a more sorrow, if you will only give me'the tight to shield you from it, dear one." Trembling with happiness unspeakable Mary hid her face against his shoulder ; hut gently turning toward him, he looked down into the depths of her wonderful eyes, and reading there how fully his love was returned, pressed a fervent kiss upon her lips, and rising, led her to her mother, for her consent to and blessing on their union. The clock struck ton, ami the doctor said with a fond g'ance at Mary : "I must leave you now, to keep my appointment with the heiress.' She must display my darling's work at the ball to night or die of vexation." The expectant fair one waited half an hour for her tardy escort, but no look of anger crossed her beautiful face, no dis cordant notes marred the harmony of the soft, sweet tones with which she chided Dr. Hunter for his want of punctuality. It was just one month since the night of Mrs. KrLton's ball. In that time Dr. Hunter had bought and furnished an ele gant residence on Fifth Avenue. ' He was weary of single life, he told his friends, and was preparing a cage for the bird of his choice. Invitations were out for a grand house-warming, at which the world should know the selected bride ef ''the best match in the city." Every one fixed their eyes on the hello of the season, and were confident that the charming heiress, to whom of late he had been paying marked attention, was the en vied one. "He will certainly prop^Shto Guardy," sho said to Mr. ldR sto id b fore the glass ai ranpB« ful ringlets. "You will not have your handsmuch longer." "Disappointed once Ella, you may he Still, you may wake me, if you come home engaged to Dr. Hunter." The rooms were crowded, as Ella, su perbly dressed, swept into the splendid hall she expected soon to call her own. Many curious eyes were upon her as she passed with queenly grace to the reception room, and reached the spot where the host stood, with a lady beside him, in blidul attire, "lovely.as a poet's dream." She started, turned pale, but recovering her self-possession, advanced ; while he, holding out his hand, greeted her friend, then leading her gently forward presented her to his bride. Stupefied she gazed in the face of Mary Grey, the despised seamstress; then striv ing to gasp out congratulations, uttered an hysterical shriek, and fainted away. She had indeed met an unexpected rival, and the shock of seeing the child of poverty elevated to the position her ambitious hopes had led her to believe would be her own, was too much even for pride to conceal. Mary, ever considerate, came to her side. "It is the heat," she said to the inquis itive crowd. "Do take her to the conser vatory, and leave her with me." Need I describe the recovery, the ahamc. the remorse, on the one side ; the charity which thinketh no evil, and forgives all things, on the other? The heiress returned home humbled and saddened, having learnt a lesson that night never to he forgotten. She did not, as may bo imagined, awake her guardian ; nor did he wonder when he read the morning papers of the surprise Dr. Hunter had prepared for his friends. Comfort and happiness soon restored the invalid mother to health, and rounded the form of little Lucy. To Mary, life flows on like a fairy dream brighter far by contrast with the past; and we need hardly add that Dr. Hunter has never ceased to bless the night of the storfii in which he opened bis arms and heart to take into their warm shelter the poor un paid seamstress, Mary Grey. of to lic as in to is no -night, as she grace me ou again. as q Awful. —The following apt hit at a very absurd method of exaggerated speak ing, we commend to certain persons of our acquaintance. There was onee an awful little girl who had an awful way of saying "awful" to everything. Sho lived in an awful bouse, in an awful street iu an awful village, which was an awful distance from every other jiwful place. Sho went to an awful school, where she had an awful teacher, who gave her awful lesson out of awful books. FI very day she was so awful hungry that she ate an awful amout of food, so that she looked awful healthy. Her hat was awful small, aud her feet were awful large. Sho went to an awful church and her minister an awful preacher. When sho took an awful walk she oliinbcd an awful hill,and when she got awful tired she sat down under ful tree to rest hersolf. found the weather awful hot, aud in win ter awful cold. When it didn't rain there was an awful drought, and when the ful drought was pver, there was an awful rain. So that this awful girl was all the time in an awful state, and if she don't get over sayiug " awful " about every thing, I am afraid she will, hy and by, conic to an awful egd an of i u as an tw in summer she aw 'SÙlit and Humor. of the use are for At the ted, It tion. eter, so ded and the the that only the forty upon be It great tem, fully, ble and from speed times they a with last office, A MONUMENT TO MOTHER EVE. "Natalie," a feminine quill-driver for tho press, says the Golden City, having read that a monument to Adam is in con templation, aud that each member of the human family is expected to contribute one cent towards raising it, wants to know what Aduiu did for the race more than Eve, that a monument should be erected to him and none to her. Why is it, in deed, asks "Natalie." that monuments are always erected to men, while none are erected to women? This is just what we would like to know ; and if the men really intend to do monumental honor to the Father of the human family, we would ad vise the women to pitch in with all their might and raise one to the Mother there of—such a pile as shall "overtop old Peliou, or the skyish head of blue Oly pus"—or, —-" ' till Eve's monument, Singeing its top against the burning zone, Make Adam's like a wart." That's exactly what we should go in for did we belong to the " other sex." It is proper to state, however, that "Natalie" does not object to the proposed monument to Adam. She simply wants justice done to Eve, or auy other woman who has made a name for herself! " Have there not been just as many good aud wise wo as there have beeu good aud wise men ?" asks the champion of the weaker sex. " Have there not been plenty of heroines among the sex ; and are not he roines as much entitled to monuments as heroes? But what Freuchman ever thought of erecting a monument to Char lotte Corday ? or what Spaniard to the Maid of Saragossa, who mail'd—or as one of her admirers quaintly says, wotuan'd —the artillery of the fortress of old Spain ? What American has ever dream ed of honoring with a statue our own rev olutionary heroine Moll Pitcher? As yet America has not erected a monument to Christopher Columbus—hut no doubt Christopher's time will come—but what man will think of honoring in like man ner Queen Isabella—and without Isabel la's aid what would Christopher have ever accomplished? Would there have been any America? or any Americans to erect monuments to anybody ? But, as Mr. Billings would say, this is a prize conun drum, aud wc give it up. We turn to the battle-field and the hospital, to say that though women have frequently distinguished themselves in both places, that no mau has ever considered her sacri fices of enough value to merit their per petuation in marble. But it is well known that though men are very fond of playing tho part of the hero, that they have no fancy for heroines, and this may be the reason why there hive never been any monuments erected to them. But there are women who are not heroines—or pub lic ones—who have no capacity for any particular line of duty, outside of the do mestic or social eircle, where they shine as wives and mothers, to whom, in the words of a writer on the subject, a whole army of saints and sagos have ascribed whatever was best and glorious in their lives. This being the case, why arc all the monuments eroded to the Saints and Sages, and none to the women who brought them into the world, and who devoted their lives to making them what they were? We see statues of George Wash ington, but no man ever thought of erect ing a monument to George Washing ton's mother. Napoleon's reply to Ma dame de Staël, when the great authoress asked him : " Who is the greatest woman in Franco," is well known. " Madamo," said ho, "it is the woman who gives France the most soldiers." Why don't somebody act upon the idea, and if we can't do any better, erect a monument to the woman who, when found, will, accord ing to the great Emperor's idea, be the greatest woman living. In short wo want to see a monument erected to a woman, and if a numerous progeny can entitle a woman to the honor, Mother Eve's chance is a good. As we have said, we have no no objections to the proposed monument to Adam, but we might as well say hero that we don't intend to contribute the required ceut towards its erection without the same honor is paid to Eve." ineu will rc ed "but souri, of still the knife, and coolly see and ted: and could A wit says the reason so many gentle men are seen walking erect, notwithstand ing the prevalence of the Grecian bend, is that the people have been in straitened circumstances of late. Progress of " woman's rights,".—thp imes editor hy thrashing of the Chicago Ti the blondes. IIow do people manage to sleep on a spring mattress all through the winter ? A wringing machine—the income tax. The poetry of winter—rime frost. the given bees the ing by bees uot Ashes for Fruit Trees. —The editor of tho Horticulturist says:—"We have known quite a number of instances—in deed, so often as to make it quite a rule— that old orchards apparently dying out have beeu brought back again to fruitful ness by tho liberal use of wood-ashes, also stirring the soil, l'otash is the most im portant clement in the successful growth of all kinds of fruit trees. An old gentle man told a clnb, not long ago, that he had knowu a man to make and preserve an orchard of npple trees in a flourishing aud productive condition, originally placed on very poor ground, by sprinkling every year around each tree, to the circumfer ence of tho extent of its branches, half a bushel of ashes. Wo consider this a very importipt item." in A New Invention. Quite a revolution will probably be made in the transportation of produce, and of many descriptions of merchandise, and possibly of the mails, by a newly invented system of sphero-locomotiou, patents for which have been obtaiued in this country and Europe. The inveution consista in the application of the sphere instead of the wheel to the Pneumatic Tube tracks. We use this word for want of a more exprès^ sivc one, to describe the tubes whieli are now in established use in Londou for the transportation of mails and pack ages, atmospheric pressure being used in stead of steam as a locomotive power. At present a line of rails is laid within the tubes, on which cars run. A decided saving of propelling power is thus effec ted, and the tubes running uuder ground afford every facility for rapid transportation through crowded districts. Put there is still the same difficulties arising from axle friction, wear and tear, breakage and other causes which arc neces sarily inseparable from wheel locomotion. It is now proposed to do away with the wheeled car and the rails, and to use the hollow sphere as the vehicle of transporta tion. These spheres can be of any diam eter, from two to ten feet, and will be made of cast steel, turned with precision so as to roll smoothly. They can be load ded with grain, oil, meats, and, indeed, anything else which can be packed tightly and distributed wo as not to disturb the ceutre of gravity too much, made tube will furnish a smooth and solid passage way, free from dust, dirt or other obstructions, and protected from rain and snow. Tubes can be cheaply constructed above grouud, supported on posts, and piers. They can bo made of wood, the planks being tongued and groved and the joints cemented. This need not be unusually strong, as the atmospheric pressure required to move the spheres, at a velocity more rapid than that obtained by the steam engine, would only be a few ouuccs to the square inch. Indeed, when the system is perfected, the sphere will probably be projected at double the speed of the fastest express trains. Already in London ten tons are projected forty miles an hour by a pressure of six ounces to the square inch, the pressure upon the atmosphere under complete ex haustion being, as is well known, iifteeu pounds to the inch. The difficulty of stopping at the points of destination will be overcome by a succession of brakers or springs, and by the creation of air cushions. The system is, of course, in its infancy. It is impossible, however, to predict tho great results to which it may lend. It eertaiuly strikes one us bciug a vast im provement on the present pneumatic sys tem, and when experience has taught tho proper method of loading the spheres care fully, so ns not to disturb the centre of gravity, and not to injure the cargo, no matter how delicate, we can have periwha. ble fruits of the tropics, game from the prairies, gold nuggets from California, and newspapers, letters, and even greenbacks and stock certificates, shot through to us from all points of the continent with a speed and safety which we cannot hope to obtain by the present system of steam and railway transportation. A Full Hand. —Although tho flush times have passed away on the Mississippi, they still have eomo queer and some times rough customers on the river boats. On a recent trip of the "Highflyer," crowded with passengers, the clerk had allotted tho last state room, and was about to close his office, wheu he was astonished by the ap parition of a tall Missourian, who exclaim» Tho Pueu ed : "I sav stranger, I want one of them chambers." "Sorry, sir," said the official blandly, "but our state rooms are all taken." "The deuce they are!" responded Mis* souri, "I've paid my fare, 'n I waut wun of them chambers." "Allow me to see your ticket," sgit] tho still polite clerk. Putting his hand to the back of his neck the passenger pulled out a ten inch bowiu knife, and driving it quiveringly into rim counter, said : "I'm from Pike county, young fellow, and thar's my ticket. I want wun of thciq chambers." Before the steel had ceased to sound tho prompt clerk quietly thrust a loaded and capped six shooter under Pike's nose and coolly answered : " I've only got six 'chambers,' and you see they are all full." The Missourian edged out of "range," and putting up his " toothpick," ejacula ted: " A fqll hand's good, by the hokies!" and strode off to seek such quarters gs b$ could find. Bees Beneficial to Fruit. —Dr. A f Packard replies to a query in regard to the effects produced upon fruit by the & gency of honey bees, that all the evidence given by botanists and zoologists who have specially studied the subject, shows that bees improve the quality and tend to in crease the quantity of fruit. They aid in the fertilization of flowers, thus prevent ing the occurrence of sterile flowers, and by more thoroughly fertilizing flowers &K ready perfect, render the production of sound and well-developed fruit more sure. Many botanists think if it were not for bees and other insects, many plants would uot bear fruit at all. QueenVictoria js a passionate lover of music, and gratifies her last* by keeping in her employ some of the finest iustru meqtalists iu the worj').