MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 14, 1870.
NEW STOVE, TIN,
THOMAS II. UOTJIWEI-L'S
■Worth Side of Main Street, 4 Buildings West
of Town Hall,
Where he has constantty on hand, and is pre
pared to manufacture
ATT. KINDS OF TIN WARE
At Short Notice.
Particular attention paid to
ROOFING AND SPOUTING.
/Inters respectfully solicited and promptly atten
STAR, COTTAGE, NATIONAL,
CHARM, PRIZE, <fc VICTOR COOK.
BOQUET BASE, GAS, BUBNING
BASE, DIAL, VIOLET, REVERE, UNION AIR
Stoves suitable for stores, offices, hotels, and
Orders will be received and promptly filled for
any kind of Stove that may be ordered.
GALVANIZED, RUSSIA, AND SHEET IKON,
COAL HODS, SKIVES,
TEA KETTLES, HAKE PANS, WAFFLE IKONS
SAD IRONS, BRASS & ENAMELLED
ENAMELLED SAUCE VANS,
TEA HELLS, JaPANXKP CHAMBER BUCKETS,
SPITTOONS, WAITERS, LANTERNS,
FLOUR AN!) PEPPER BOXES,
SAND CUPS , MATCH SAFES (Cast Iron,)
MOLASSES CUTS ,
4 PEACH CANS,
d Self-Sealing )
PATENT CLOTHES FRAMES, he. he. Ac.
Prompt attention to business, moderate prices,
competent workmen, and a determination to
please, may at all times be
mav favor him with their
.'xpeeted by those who
THE VAPOR COOKING STOVE.
2Vo Wood, no Coal , no Stove Pipe, no
Ashes, no Dirt, no Wood Boxes, no
Coal Scuttle, no Kindling Wood, .
But a Friction Match,
And the fire in full blast in half a minute, oven
liot in two minutes, steak broiled in seven min
utes, bread baked in thirty minutes, the fire en
tinguished in a moment.
Please call and examine it in operation at
Thomas H. RothwelFs Stove Store
Sole owner of the stove for the State.
Feb. 10— y
Super Phosphate of Lime.
INCREASE YOUR CROP CF
Com, Oats, Potatoes, Wheat & Grass,
As well as add to the fertility of your soil, by a
judicious and economical mode of
Get the \alue of your outlay the first season.
Obtain better filled eats und heavier grain.
Make your land permanently fertile.
Over sixteen years of constant use, on all crops,
has proven that Baugh's Raw Bone Phosphate
may be depended upon by Farmers.
Highly Improved and Standard Warranted.
For SAle by agricultural dealers generally.
BAUGH & SON S,
No. ZO South DeUwnre Avenue,
D elaw Abe rail road bonds,
DELAWARE STATE BONDS,
NEW CASTLE CO. BONDS,
Fur Sale by GKO. INGRAM A CO.
CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK
STOCK . Highest market rates paid by
GEO. W. INGRAM & CO.
W ILMINGTON & READING R. R. BONDS
For sale by GEO. W. INGRAM & CO.
F IRST Glass Real Estate Bonds for sale by
GEO. W. INGRAM & CO.
C APITALISTS are invited to call and exam
ine our list of Securities before investing.
Oct. 23—tf Geo. W. Ingram a Co.
JJIDES AND TALLOW WANTED!
The highest prices will be paid at
INGRAM & GIBSON'S.
EASONED OAK amt PINE WOOD, sawed
and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to
suit, at $7 per cord, by E. T. EVANS.
Feb 19—tf w
TO THE rUBLIC.
T HE subscriber would call the attention of
the publie to his
Large and Well-Selected Stock of
Consisting in part of
NOTIONS, GROCERIES, BOOTS,
Shoes, Hats, Hardware,
;, Wood and Willow Ware, Earthen
and Stone Ware.
FISH, MEATS, &c.
And everything usually kept in 4
FIRST CLASS COUNTRY STORE
All of which have beei
care, and will be
SOLI) AT PRICES
IN ACCOHDANCE WITH THE TIMES.
Give uS a call before purchasing elsewhere.
FOR SHOWING GOODS.
Cliarles Tatman, Jr.
No. 3 G. W. W. NAUDAIN. No. 3
No. 3, Middletown Hall.
Wliero he ofiurs to the trade
stock of choice and desirable
Dress Goods, White Goods, Flannels,
Prints, Domestics, Cottouades, Kentucky
Jeans, lie. Ac.
lie would ask the especial attention of the gen
tlemen to his stock of
CLOTHS, TRICOTS, DOESKINS,
All grades of which he has oil hand.
HOSIERY AND NOTIONS,
•cries, Hardware, Queensw
Willow Ware, Stoneware, I
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Oil Cloths,
SALT, OILS, GLASS, &C. &C.
ffiAf 25 Well-Assorted Styles of Wall Paper.**^5.
MACKEREL, SHAD & HERRING,
Of all grades, constantly on hand.
GIVE HIM A CALL.
1870. S. R, Stephens & Co, 1870.
CHEAP CASH STORE.
Spring and Summer Goods.
H AVING just returned from the city
large and well-selected stock of Spring und
ds, bought at the lowest cash prices
first hands and auction, we are now pre
pared to supply our friends and the public,
all goods kept by us, at very reduced jtricei
We would call their attention to our
CHEAP CARPETS & MATTINGS
from auction, namel
Hemp, Ingrain, Ac.—
y : Stai
prices 35, 40, 50,
$ 1 . 00 .
MERRIMACK PRINTS, 12* to 13 Cts.
GJ " 10 "
15 " 25 "
30 " 75 "
12 " 14 "
A large stock of Gents Fine City-made Boots
Trunks and Carpetbags.
A fine assortment of Men's and Boys' Clothing,
hats and CAPS,
and ull other Goods usually kept in a first-class
AT VERY LOW PRICES ! ! !
Purchasers would do well to give us a call be
fore purchasing elsewhere,
WARNER, FERREE & ENTWISLE
Stand No. 4, opposite 152 West street,
1EW YOU Ik.
Special attention given to the handling of early
Southern Fruits and Vegetables.
T. E. Fkuree.
Levi Apgar, Présidant North Riv
Rank, N. Y.
S. S. Wyckoff h Co, Wholesale Grocers, 104
Murray street, N. Y.
Hon. A. Hardcastlc, Goldsboro, Md.
J. T. Jakes, Spring Grove, Va.
J. B. Nichols, Annapolis, Md.
W. T. Tatem & Co, Norfolk, Va.
A. S. Lnrnbee, Bricksburg, N. J.
Samuel Pcnington, Middletown, Delaware,
2 000 BUSHELS OF OLD LAND LIME
for sale at a bargain, by
apr 1G— 2mos. E. T. EVANS.
IV FEW SHOUT YEARS FRO31 IVOW.
Where, where will be the birds that sing,
A few short years fr
The flowers that now In beauty spring,
A few short years from now ?
The rosy lip,
The lofty brow,
The heart that beat9
So gaily now?
•here will be Love's beaming eye :
Joy's pleasant smiles, and Sorrow's sigh ;
A few short years from now ?
Who'll press for gold this crowded street,
A few short years from now?
Who'll tread yon church with willing feet,
A few short years from now ?
Pale, trembling ago,
And fiery youth,
Ami childhood, with
Its brow of truth—
The rich, the poor, on land and sea
Where will the mighty millions be
A few short years from now ?
graves shall sleep,
inn now !
We all with!
A few short years
No living soul for us
A few short veins f
Hut other men
Our lands will till,
And others the
ill fill ;
Our streets >
While other birds will ;
As bright the sunshine
A few short years fro
Written/or the Middletown Trainer pt.
'kcloth was thy wedding g;
?nt made ;
Thy bridal fruit is ashes: in the dust
The fair-haired daughter of the isle is laid,
The love of millions."
The western horizon wi
with the beams of dyiug day, columned
sapphire, molten gold, ruby tints of shad
owed glory ; great thunder caps, broad tit
the base, skirting earth, loomed up the
zenith, arching a brightness most supern
al by their towering grandeur, as they
threw into bold relief, by the majesty of
their proportions, the sunlit blazonry of
Great ethereal caravans scudded silent
ly o'er the perceptible universe, while not
a breath below told of power to shift the
grotesque images across tho azure dome.
Old ocean with moauing swell rippled a
line of phosphorous along the whitened
beach, gleaming as vivid as forest firc-flys
of twilight. The
of his master efforts; sky, sea and air,
glowed with a radiance, for tho time was
twilight aud the season October's mellow
in the gutheri
Infinite artist bad sketched on
A young girl, blonde in complexion
and very beautiful in feature, with that
inexpressible softness and repose of coun
tenance, rested languidly on a rustic divan
which stood fronting one of those tasteful
cottages to be found on the margin of the
lakes and streams of
The wine-like atmosphere floating on
the softest of autumnal zephyrs wooed her
lovingly, and 'mid the surrounding scene
ry she reclined transfigured,
piece of creativo skill. With orbs as blue
as the vault they scanned, she watched
the coming of those diamond heralds
which light up the night, dissipating mea
surably tho gloom-pervading nature on a
moonless eve. Approaching night shut
out tho earlier glory to tho gazer's vision
by a picture more sombre, perhaps, but
no less grand and bewitching.
Tho spring of lifo in the lady gave vo
tive offering to a scene of God's own pen
ceiling, and her parted lips murmured,
"How beautiful," in accents low and me
lodious, thanksgiving and praise pure as
ever fell from the sainted lips of the vestal
Fair child of the South, wooed by the
breath of flowers, why hath fate ordained
that thou slialt quaff the dregs of life's
chalice ? The dread power waited not tho
midnight hour, awed by deep silence to
frame and perpetrate a deed that fanatical
zealots hurried on by years devoted to hy
pocritical cant and devilDh harangue.
As amid the scene of Eden, where man
walked and talked with his Maker, face to
face, ugliness and deformity served to cn
hanoe or relieve the vision by manifest
contrast to uniform lovliness, so framed in
this natural scene, yet scarce perceptible
for the gathering gloom and tangled
shrubbery, the white teeth, and basilisk
cj'es scintillating the fire of his sensual
nature, an African viewed the maiden,
child of a parent who heaped favors on
his head, and the fair mistress who six
years before he honored himself by bow
ing homage in her presence.
The pride of the sea-girt isle of the
Carolinas, the petted child of affluence,
whose queenly form was a plantation's
boast, whose dulcet notes cheered the ja
ded cotton-picker ; whose soft, white
hand was not. too dainty to minister to
the wretched sufferer, and of whose beau
ty the dark hamlet sang with joy and
" Hark ! forth from the abyss a voice proceeds,
A long, low, distant murmur of dread sound,
Such ns Arise* when a nation bleeds
With some deep nnd immedicable wound."
Foremost in tho ranks of those who es
poused the Northern cause in the South
at the outset of our fratricidal war, stood
Percy Stanhope. Prompted by purely
patriotic feelings, argument failed to con
vince him that the South had wrongs to
right which justified her in resorting to
force. A slaveholder himself, and ac
eepting tho creed of his party as Alpha
and Omega, the dogma of State sovereign
ty was to him infallible. Breasting the
current and ignoring negro equality as
democratic folly, ho viewed their asser
tions as dementia parallel to tho teachings
of the skeptic Philips or degraded Stevens.
From the gathering gloom of war he
held aloof, but the distuut boom of Sum
ter's guns told fearfully on his mind,
estate luy separated only by a creek from
the island plantation of Colonel Du Bois,
to whoso accomplished daughter lie was
betrothed, and ardently attached.
Col. Du Bois was a non-combatant,
wedded to his State aud home, a kind
master, genial companion and universally
esteemed citizen of the commonwealth.
An old soldier of revolutionary extraction,
he was slow to catch the fev
that spread widely around him ; aud se
cure in the affection of his family, placing
implicit confidence in his slaves, and a
born Southerner, lie had no fear of danger.
Doubtless Stanhope would have bowed
to the popular pressure had not the supe
rior sagacity of the venerable Colouel
come to the rescue, but the Colonel's ago,
combined with the strong love for Lena
Du Rois, were arguments more convincing
than the lovers of clime and section could
urge for an untried creed and course.
Skipping the interval when blood stained
the field and tracked some of the fairest
domic ls'of that eternal-summer land, when
manifesto after manifesto failed to con
vince Northern patriots that men who
neither feared or acknowledged a God
sought to level the proud heads of Anglo
Saxons, when political demagogues stand
ing on the slippery platform of political
power were fertile in expedients for a con
tinuance of the same, when daily issues
begot by them were met by cuuuiug sub
terfuge ; wc look for the pulse beat of
honest men after the dastard issue of the
proclamation of emancipation.
Stanhope, warm aud excited, stood on
the Colonel's veranda, gunboats in the of
oificers in federal uniform on the
distant beach, negroes in the background.
Old Du Duis, culm, thoughtful, pulling
a cigar, with feet elevated on stoop rail
ing, chair pitched backward, contemplat
ing Lena who stood tiie picture of statu
esque beauty before him.
"Col. the theory is exploded; demo
cracy hath proved a seer for the nonce.
To the devil, say I, with patriotism !"
"My dear Percy, no rashness, for the
love of Heaven."
" 'The most malign spirit is manifest in
this proclamation. I admit it is void in
execution, but sir, look at the motive.
The cravens larded Henry A. Wise when
he hung old Joliu Rrown, now the North
ern voice, as one man, chorus ** his soul
is marching on."
Said the old man, " it looks so, and
wrongs not justified by the doings of our
malcontents begin to heap Rutler parasites
of power, wi h other fungi waning the
body politic, ride rough at present, but let
old honest Abe have bis head, my boy.
Many things arc now incomprehensible,
but things may appear brighter at the
" Ry the Lord 1" cried Stanhope, " my
blood mounts to fever heat at the idea,
they hope to turn the degraded negro loose
upon us. Think you sir a spirit of kind
ness prompted the act! with mouthing
charlatans and newspapers pandering to
loyal southern sentiment this wholesale
denunciation is most cravenly issued. It
is the tiugcr mark my dear sir of iudclible
"What have we here!" exclaimed the
old gentleman as Lena with frighted look
and shivering start suddenly sprang to his
side. A squad of men with timed tread
of soldiers aud slatternly uniform came rap
idly np the gravel walk. The barred arm
and brutal dutch face of one, together with
insolent beariug proclaimed him leader.
"And how ish you now old dunder and
blixen ?" he said addressing the old man.
"I am well my good fellow. You are
among friends, liow do you do ?"
"Vat ish dat? frien you zay? dat ish
goot. Dose niggers is frien very mooch.
How you dogh?" and lie cordially grasped
the baud of a beetle browed son of ebony
who stepped out to view the sight, wink
ing at the kitchen maid who framed her
head in the doorway.
"Your government my fine fellow gives
no license to treat ns in the manner you
are doing," said Stanhope.
"Ter tevil ! mooch yer nos. By jingo!
Shon dat yallcr gal looks fine !"
"Leave, minion !" cried Stanhope, now
literally enraged beyond endurance.
"Take cm brisoncr! Take him bris
oner ! By tarn shay I take em brisoncr V"
The rattle of bayonets was heard, the
seventy years of Du Bois gathered strength
as lie hurled the chair on which he haU
sat at the Teuton's cranium felling him to
the eaith. The Cain branded serfs laugh
ed aud shouted in their devilish glee at
the prowess of Mars Lincoln sojers, gloat
ing, depraved wretches, over the final fall
of the venerable patriarch who to them
was both friend and master.
There was their Dacian mother—he their sire,
Butchered to make a Roman holiday,
All this rushed with his blood—Shall lie expire
And unavenged ? Arise ye Goths, and glut
Flaming notices told in partisan jour
nals how patriotic foreigners struck down
treason iu its stronghold. The car of tri
umph crushed down struggling sentiment,
devastated and impoverished friend and
foe alike, then wondered why tho South
was a unit. Slain either by the blow or
shock Colonel Du Bois never arose from
bis portals again to life, and the proud
spirit of young Stanhope chafed within a
northern fortress. Only by the interven
tion of a man in the ranks was summary
punishment averted, for the scion of a Ger
man confederation elevated by political
power, brooked no law.
By one of those rare humane acts, (an
exchange of prisoners) young Stanhope
reached his native state after ten months
incarceration, to find property squandered
and ruin rampant.
Enough had been already done. Lee
surrendered, the south, woru by conflict
and privation humbled ; the government
inclined to leniency. The vanquished sec
tion wou by seeming magnanimity accept
ed the promises in good faith, proud of
the encomiums for bravery lavished by a
victorious foe, lulled into iaucied security
of mutual protection, and hoped for a good
lleconstruction by republican bulls,
taught.the doctrine that the voice of ma
jorities should be heard, that loyalty alone
should have precedence, but tho hydra
head of party with lynx eye saw and seiz
ed a pretext, revealing the inttpiredknow
ledge that the negro constituted alouu the
The scum of northern cities, men lost
to honor, banned by society started forth
"carpet-bag" in hand needy adventurers
to trade on bogus patriotism. Women,
shame to their sex, the purlieus of courts
aud dark alleys, oil whose white faces no
blush arose, with the God stamped brand
of Ishmael, bowed to the rice swamp ne
gro, aud taught the creed that color was a
Conservative commanders gave way to
radicals, and the owners of a servile race
were made to bow subservient to their
wishes, while insults were heaped directly
on innocent sufferers.
A backslider from the tenets of demo
cratic faith, legalized murder, and rode
with iron shod heel over one of the fairest
of southern provinces.
Although obnoxious laws oppressed
measurably the entire breadth of the suf
fering country, it was reserved for the
State of South Carolina, to become the fo
cus from which a light radiated.
Percy Stanhope, lionized by his fellows,
became a shining mark—ho was a marked
man. Conscious that resistance was vain
he took no active part in the contest about
him. 11c saw the state offices filled by
aliens to her soil; ho saw sable skinned
Ethiopians representing bogus constitu
ents, presuming on their authority, cloth
ed in power, aud his soul revolted
While on a visit to tho city of llaleigh,
whither he had gone to prepare for his
coming nuptials with Miss Du Bois, the
news reached him that a South Carolina
assembly, composed of mud-sills, had pas
sed an act forcing uegro equality on her
citizens. The hot blood of his nature
brooked no curb, and lie passed comment
freely. Professor Morse did not, in per
fecting his discovery, rival the dark skin
ned race iu transmitting intelligence
News circulates electrically, and though
uo press or courier speeds the matter, ne
groes for a circuit of fifty miles are cogni
zant of events about to transpire. A bur
ly African, polishing boots, adept in de
ception, fit representative of his crafty,
lying race, treasured the words of passion
that fell from Stanhope's lips. Perfecting
his arrangements, when tho following
morning broke, jubilant with thoughts of
conjugal bliss, he started homeward. The
puli of uutiouul darkness, heavy with woe,
shimmered brightly to him when woman's
face and woman's smile beamed on its
border. Heaven glorious in the blessed
ness of eternal felicity, ouco crushed the
ambition of an incarnate fiend, and her
fairest prototypes reach the goal through
much tribulation. Isles where eternal
verdure carpets the earth, vocal with the
soug of birds, profuse in meats and fruits,
hide in their most enticing grottoes the
deadly usp, and poisonous cobra. Stan
hope, in the flush of his youug manhood
and joyous health, astride a qoble horse,
exhilarated by exerciso, scarce noticed a
negro lie passed as he neared the sea side
cottage. "Trees' that, like the poplar,
lift upward all their boughs, give uo shade
whatever their height" and those who
swiui breasting the tide should husband
strength for the exertion.
Floating over the vast and wondrous
firmament tho clouds were rose-hued to
the young lover. The hand of old father
Time held a broken sickle, while pomp
and pride of possession reared fair fabrics
in the vista, daziug the reaching sight
with beams colossal. Serene the stars
twinkled, aud the soft zephyr toyed with
natural forest garlands, simmering the air
iu magic circles about tho traveller's brow
as he neared home.
The roar of the distant sea was unnoted
—tho dashing rush of returning tidal
wave in eddying boil emptying waters
across the ford stayed him not, nor broke
the chain of thought. A mind crowded
with beautiful images created no false fe
ver, impregnating the heart with life's
upas. That charm, born of virtue, was
tile talisman of his hope. Stanhope _
hasting to the love of one who bred in
peace, wore the tiara of innocence and
diguified its dower. It was the hour of
Percy ! how musical the name accented
by her; how master-like the spell of her
witching voioe prolonging an echo, aud
awoke in tho heart responses of resolve
and good feeling. The soft sweet kiss in
hallowed nectar, lingered on his lips, me
morized by words of fond adieu, and he
knew that the ideal beauty of his imagi
nation was surpassed by the existence of
breathing humanity. Throwing the reins
of his bridle to a servant he passed up the
gravel walk rapidly. Nettio, the young
sister of his affianced, aud household pet,
sat in the gloom of au open casement trol
ling a love lay; her young eyes descried
the moving object and she flew to meet
him with gleeful cry. "Oh Percy! Lena
has run away and left me." Prophetic
words. "Come, darling, we'll find the
truant," and they started, the child gsm
boling beside him.
Lured by the beauty of tho night, Miss
Du Bois hud strayed towards the beach,
and gaining a nook formed by moss grown
rocks, rested, contemplating the scene
about her, aud tho rolling swell of the in
coming ocean tide that rose and fell bat
tering the shore.
"She sleeps," he said, gently staying
the sportive fairy who with parted lips
half uttered the name of lister, and a
shade slight as gossamer flitted athwart
the lover's face at the thought that she
waited not his coming.
Lying on the green sward, one white
arm gleaming in tho starlight supporting
her fair head aud disordered tresses, she
1 ' Wake her with a kiss," whispered the
elfin sister. The stately head bowed to
execute the welcome mandate.
"Great God !"
A dark purple stain blackened in the
night's dim light her throat of Parian
whiteness and rested as the band of a Thug
on the velvet skiu. Spots fatal and fiery
as opals marked her broad brow and foam
specks lay on her hair.
A wail of anguish cut the still night air
waking the gulls from rocky clefts, fright
ing the petrels of the gulf.
She slumbered to wake no more.
Never a word spake Percy Stanhope,
but the clenched teeth and rigid features
as he lifted up the warm lifeless body told
more than speech.
One of her jewelled hands clutched part
of the gay colored but dirty turban of a
negro, badge worn by his race to conceal
the stamp of nature.
Death iu form most horrible was appar
ent. Death and outrage ! Death by man
iu form exhibiting the bestial link iu color
of skin and covering of head.
An hour afterward a horseman clattered
over bridges, plunged through tho foam
ing ford, and at break-neck pace sought
the neighboring village.
The guardians of the nation with bayo
nets silvered by starlight watched street
corners, watched the sanctuaries, kept vig
il at the theatres, aud grouud down trea
son by power and stealth
Authorities rendezvoused to hear com
plaints, aud punish crime,
rag in baud, the horseman entered the
shop of justice.
Sambo one of the chosen tribe was be
fore him, and as he stood lodging com
plaint to the lord of power, the gear that
bound his sacred brow, tallied io color,
with the evidence in the hand of the aven
Outraged humanity could brook no tar
dy retribution. I'urcy Stanhope was the
law aud the executioner.
lie smote tho son of Ham in the very
palace of his protector, while with smok
ing pistol barrel he defied the cohort of
The rattle of musketry was heard, and
the cry proclaimed throughout tho north
by au associated press that another traitor
had bit the dust.
Culminating wrongs continued, prosper
ity, backed by a fastness of all strong
holds bath held retribution in abeyance,
but the faint twinkle of righteous indigna
tion gleams iu the distance.
The road to Liberty will be macadi«
mized by the ivory of the Sons of Ham,
and Anglo Saxons brushing the mote
beams aside behold once more waving in
all her pomp and pride, the banner of our
(a white man's) Freedom.
The growl of an oppressed people lulls
to gather strength for the coming storm
aud that meek submission so sweet to the
elevated demagogue is the harbinger of a
A Great Discovery in Iron. —A pro
cess by which copper and all grades of
steel and iron are welded together at one
heat has recently been discovered. The
weld remains perfectly solid after being
subjected to the most thorough tests,
périment» in Philadelphia have demon
stratsd that the weld, by this process, will
resist the action of the strongest steam
At a Grand Army fair, a returned sol
dier was relating his exploits in the army,
and said be bad been in six engagements.
"That's nothing," said a "horrid boy,"
present, "my sister lias been engaged thir
teen tiniea, and is ready to go it again !"
An English writer thinks the Ameri
can early potatoes will come to an end ere
long, for as each new variety is claimed
to ripen about ten days earlier than any
other, the time between planting and dig
ging will soon he used up.
Single Blessedness.—"You bachelors
ought to be taxed" said a lady to a reso
lute evader of the matrimonial noose.—
"I agree with you, madam," was the re
ply ; "bachelorism is a luxury."
Hantlet was tall, blond and attired in
chained armor, according to an authentic
portrait in Copenhagen.
Evergreens—those who don't take the
A STORY FOB KKD-ltKADED LITTLE GIHLH..
When I was about eight years old, my
mother called me to her oue afternoon, to,
see if I was hemming nioely a handker-.
chief she had turned down for me.—After,
showing me just how to put in my needle,
and exactly how the stitches must look to
be right, she took my Iiaud in hers and
said : "What a big hand you have!"
"Now, my mother's hands was extreme,
ly Slnall, and ulwuys looked white and
delicate, no matter how much or what
work she did ; and I couldn't help feeling
that somehow I was to blame for having
such a big hand. Then my feet were
large, too, and I wore out shoes dread,
fully. I never could walk, but I wonted
to jump and run and hop on first one foot
and then the other.
lint what, was worse than either big
hands or big feet—I had red hair and a
freckled face. How should I ever get
through the world with red hair ? And
wasn't there something thut would take a.
way those dreadful freckles? I tried but.
termilk, and wheat-bran tea, and cucum.
ber water; but the obstinate freckles stay,
ed there, and there remain till this day,
and I don't care a bit if they do.
The first thing I thought of, when I
saw a nice little girl, was to notice if her
hands were small, and if she had black
hair and a clean skin, and I saw plenty
that answered to this description. But
as I grew older, and studied algebra, and
wrote "compositions," and "ciphered in
fractions," I found that when the teacher
looked at the exercises on the slate or
blackboard, he never seemod to think
whether the hand was big or little that
made figures ; aud when l got into nat.
ural philosophy and astronomy, I was not
long in being perfectly satisfied that tho
brains under the hair arc of more value
than the hair.
What lovely dunces I have seen, with
glossy black hair and taper fingers, or
moist brown hair and snowy hands, that
always shook their beautiful heads, and
twisted their slender fingers in despair,
because they couldn't answer the questions!
While they were trying to study their les.
sons, they couldu't help thinking what
Susy told them, what George and Henry
and Willie said about them, or how they
should dress themselves up for a walk in
the evening, and make themselves look
But, poor me! I couldn't make my
self look pretty. My hair would be brash
and red ; air and sunshine only deepened
my freckles, and I gavo it up in despair.
But then I resolved to be amiable and
smart. How sorely it tried my temper,
which I was trying to cultivate into per.
feet sweetness, to be told ; "Mr. So and
so says he prefers tho red-headed young
lady;" "That red-headod girl, she recites
By and by, I grow up, as we say, to.
womanhood, and my hair just as red aa
ever ; but the head under the hair was
pneked pretty full of knowledge, and the
quick blood, ever ready to dye the cheeks
and brow tho color of the hair, had learn,
cd to own its mistress, and obey her be.
hest. I met a tall, handsome young man,
whom everybody praised for his beauty
and his talents. But what could beauty
have to do with mo, with hopeless plain
ness? I never dreamed he could forget
the color of my hair, or fall to take notioe
of my hands and feet. But he never
seemed to think anything about them ; and
when he asked me to bo his wife, I never
never thought anything about them either.
We have been married a good many years,
and have three girls and two boys, not
one of whom is blessed with red hair,
But, I think if I had been pretty, I
might have loved dress, and dancing, and
folly, and not have studied my lessons
nearly so hard as I did, or loved learning
and excellence of character so much, or
got so handsome, and smart, and good a
husband, or been the happy mother of
such a family of boys and girls.
Now, my little red-beads and freckled
faces, while the pretty little girls are flirt
ing with the boys and jumping, do you
study ; study hard and patiently.
The largest farm in England consista of
3,000 acres, aud boiongs to Samuel Jones.
In its cultivation ho follows the "four
course" system, the whole extent of the
farm being divided iuto four crops—75(1
acres to wheat, 750 to barley and oata,
750 to seeds, beans, peas, &c. and 750 to
roots. His live stock is valued as follows;
Sheep, $35,000 ; horses, $15,000 ; bul-:
locks, $12,000; pigs, $2,500. The qiV:
cake and corn purchased annually qn.QMptg
to $ 20 , 000 , and artificial fertilizer. ul\opt
$8,000. The entire cost of manure, iu va.
rious forms used, annually is abaqt $15,
000. Sheep are claimed as the rnqst
profitable stock l|c beeps, front whiA a.ro .
realized about $'40,000 a year. His iur
come from the whole farm, though not
stated, çap be little Ips? than $100,000,
At a school in the
th of England,
during » lesson on the anima* kingdom,
the teacher put the following question:
"Can any boy name mean animal of Den
tota—that is a front-toothless animal?"
A boy, whose face beamed with pleasure
at the prospect of a gQod mafk, replied:
"lean." "Well, what is the animal?".
"My grandmother," replied the boy in
An English farm laborer was recently
wedded iu the parish church, and his
bride dropped doad in a few minutes after,
lie was single, inarpie^ and widowed,
within an hour.
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