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m iz ■ - B, A A A 7m/K VOL. 3. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 21, 1870. NO. 21. NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. THOMAS H. ROTIIWELL'S NEW BUILDING, North Bide of Main Street, 4 Buildings West of Town Hall, Middletown, Delaware. Where lie 1ms constantly on hand, and is pre pared to manufacture ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE At Short Notice. Particular attention paid to ROOTING AND SPOUTING. Orders respectfully solicited and promptly atten ded to. COOK STOVES. STAB., COTTAGE, NATIONAL, CHARM, BRIZE, & VICTOR COOK. PARLOR STOVES. BOQUET BASE, GAS, BURNING BASK, DIAL, VIOLET, REVERE, UNION' AIR TIGHT. Stoves suitable for Btores, offices, hotels, and school bouses. Orders will be received and promptly any kind of Stove that may he ordered. 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Robin's come 1 Ring it out o'er liili and plain, Through the garden's lonely bowers, Till the green leaves dance again, Till the air is sweet witli flowers ; Waken cowslips by the rill, Wake the yellow daffodil; Robin's come I Then, as thou were wont of yore, Build thy nest and rear thy Close beside our cottage door, 2 woodbi young In lcav among ; Hurt or harm thou necd'st not fear, Nothing rude shall venture near. Robiu's come 1 Swinging still o'er yonder lane, Jrrlly ! Robin answers Ravished by the sweet refrain, Alice clups her lmuds with glee, Calling from the open door With her soft voice, o'er and o'er, " Robin's come !" friert ^tori). MRS. GRAHAM'S MYSTERY. Did you ever know anything so provok ing ?" exclaimed Nina Gooduil, tapping a little satin slippered foot impatiently ou the floor, as she stood before the mirror on her toilet-table, partly attired in party costume, flowers of the palest blue in her hair, aud her soft muslin dress resting yet unfastened about her graceful figure. The words wero addressed to Janet Keelder, who, ulready to attend the sume reunion, hud entered the room to assist her pretty cousin. "Brovoking! What is provoking?" she asked, as her eyes rested on tho vexed features of the other. "Is your wreath of too decided a hue—or what has put you out, dear?" "Nothing less than this letter—come this instant from papa. Only think, he writes that he has just heard that an old friend of his is in London, arrived lately from India, and that he is going to call here this evening. So, as papa has busi ness which will keep him late, he says I must stop at home and receive this impor tation from tho land of curry—they are not his words, hut mine. It's some Na bob, I suppose, with a face as yellow as his gold." "Rerhaps he may not be quito as bad as that," smiled Janet. "It little matters,'coz, whether he he or no," was the petulant response. "He will hinder uiy being present at the Gra hams' to-night, that is certain ; and I did so wish to go ! When 1 am almost dress ed, too! I wish I had started half an hour earlier !" "Boor George Merston ! He will boar no love to his Nabob,' remarked Janet, 'when he finctk ho is tho cause of your ab sence." "George Merston, indeed!" exclaimed Niua, with a coquettish toss of her golden curls. "Janet, I muât request you will not thus mention his name in connection with mine. He is well enough to flirt with, hut further—why, he is only a bar rister, and I suspect, briefless. No, dear, the true reason why I am so vexed at re maining at home, is my being disappoint ed in seeing that rich stranger who is to be there. Mrs. Graham's Mystery, I call him, for she will not tell us a word about him, save that his wealth is enormous; while, in her liveiy way, sho has set all the girls mad about him, by declaring he is yet perfectly heart whole, aud is look ing for a wife ; so that all of us have a chance—and—and I think I stand as good a one as any." And the bright blue eyes looked with conscious pride into the glass. "As good, if not bettor, Nina, com who. You know you are the acknowledg ed belle of our set," answered Janet, the expression of whose sweet faoe denoted a mind fur above mean jealousy. "Oh, what a terrible flatterer you are Janet—worse, I declare, than poor George Merston ! But," and the fair features a gain became sadly overcast, "I cannot tell how I can laugh when I am so excrutiat ingly vexed. Not to go after I have been building up my hopes all the week ! Af ter I havo resolved to make a conquest of this stranger ; because of an Indian, too! It is provoking ! "Can nothing bo arranged? "That I might go? Oh, Janet, I wish there could! wise little head, but I don't think you can do that." "Well, I don't know ; if you think that I could receive this Nabob as well ns you, Nina ?" "You? But then you would have to give up tho party. Oh, I will not permit that !" "No hardship to me !" laughed Janet. "I care nothing for this lion of the eve ning, this Mystery; and, having a head ache, as I told you at dinner, I shall be only delighted for an excuse to stay away." At first Nina, who was at heart very good-natured, but rather vaiu, would uot bear of this proposition ; but gradually you darling Yon have a her refusals grew fainter, yielding and yielding to her great desire to go, and fi nally suecumbing to Janet's persuasions, she finished her toilet, while her cousin gladly removed her owu. Then kissing the latter over and over again, declaring she was the kindest, sweetest, most gener ous girl in existence, Nina Goodall, all her light-heartedness returned, and her pretty face a picture of dimples, stepped into the cab, and drove off to do homage to the "Mystery;" while with a sight of relief, Janet proceeded to the drawing room to await the arrival of the Nabob. An hour passed, during which Janet had worked a little, sang a little, and played a little, when a loud knock at the hall door informed her the Nabob had ar rived. Rather curious, she hurried from the piano, and taking up her work, await ed his coming. Her impatience was not put to a severe test : the door soon opened and the ser vant announced : " Mr. Edmund Webster." Janet quietly arose, then was seized with an embarrassment foreign to her calm nature. The fact being that Nina's words had so impressed her that she should behold in the stranger a true speci men of one who had lost all his best years, and dried up all his healthful blood, in the East, that she waB fairly startled when, instead,,her eyes rested on a gentleman of scarcely more than thirty, the possessor of an ereet figure, pleasant, genial face, adorned with a large beard and moustache of a deep red brown, and large, soft eyes of the same hue, which seemed to penetrate into the spectator's inmost soul, as, partly surprised, partly amused at her confusion, he advanced to ward her. Speedily recovering herself, however, with an easy grace, she wel comed the stranger, and apologised for her uncle's abscencc. " Havo I the pleasure of addressing Miss Goodhall?" asked Mr. Webster, ho took the seat assigned him near the fire. " Oh, no," smiled Janet. " I ant Ja net Keelder, Mr. Goodhult's niece. He is my guardian. But as Miss Goodhall hud unavoidably to he absent this evening, I offered to make the time pass as pleas antly as I could to oue whom my uncle seems to esteem, till he should return." "There is little doubt of your easily succeeding in that endeavor," rejoined the gcnlciuan, gallantly. " Besides these natural capabilities I am sure you possess, I observe here many means to kill time," ho said, as his eyes rested on the harp, piano and music hooks; then added: " If it be not rudeness, might I ask whether it was your voice I heard singing that old English ballad of Dr. Aim's, Water Vort eil from the Sea ?" "Oh, it is old, indeed," laughed Janet. "So very old and out of date, that I only treat myself to it when alone." "Why so, may I ask? Yet can I guess? The English ballad, now-a-days, is banished from our drawingrooms, its placo usurped by bravuras, endless trills and senseless ruus. But when we come across it, how sweet, how soothing are its soft simple notes !—especially, my dear Miss Keelder, to those who havo been long absent from home, and accustomed to the shrieking (called melody) of young ladies, who, after having been well coach ed, are drifting to India on matrimonial speculations. Bardon my disparaging the sex to one who forms so charming ber ; but I speak, I hope, of the excep tion, not tho rule. To mo the English ballad is a passion. Dare I, therefore, ask you to kindly humor my hobby, Miss Keelder, by imagining yourself still alone, and again singing that song ? I remem ber it was one of my mother's. Janet never required any of that absurd persuasion to do anything she knew she could do. So going to the piano, she tried to do her best ; and that best sweet, harmonious, soul-inspiring melody —at least Edmund Webster thought so. Ballad after ballad was sung. Then chancing to come across Flow on, thou Shining River, and Janet regretting she had no second, Edmund Webster offered to attempt it, and speedily proved himself tho possessor of an excellent baritone, and a voice of good compass. To both, the hours passed so pleasantly that each started when the clock struck out ten. "Ten !" exclaimed Edmund Webster, laughing. "Why I had an appointment at nine, which I certainly ought to have kept. It is too late now, however. It is all owing to your ballad, Miss Keelder; therefore, as a penance, I must ask you to put up with my company a little longer, to see if your uncle comes in." Janet seemed no way loath, and the ballads proceeded, till interrupted by the arrival of Mr. Goodall. ! A * * * * * It was obout two in the morning when Janet was aroused from her first sleep by a light step in her room. Looking up she perceived Nina, just returned, looking rather fatigued, her dress limp, and flow ers faded. "Well, dear coz,' asked Janet, "how have you enjoyod the evening." "Oh, very much ; excessively, but such a disappointment !" "How? Anything about the rich stran ger—the Mystery?" smiled Janet. "Was he so dull and senseless as not to be caught?" "I cannot tell, for he was never put to the test, dear, lleally everything has been provoking this evening. The Mys tery, after promising Mrs Graham for cer tain ho would look in to-night never caipç," "That was vexing, indeed!" remarked Janet. "You see, these niilliouares are so conceited about their wealth, that they think etiquette has no rules for them." "It appears so, indeed. But one thing I have learned, which is, he, too, comes from India, like our Nabob. By-the-hy, dear, how did you get on with the old fel low? Was he not very yellow, besides a considerable boro? And did he not shiv er at the mention of every draft, save that in reference to his banker's. Boor coz, what an evening you must have passed for my sake ! "Believe me darling, I am nota fit sub ject for commiseration, as I never spent such an agreeable evening before in all my life ; for your description of the Nabob is the reverse of what he is." "Truly? Bray, in that case, describe him, Janet." "Certainly. Then his complexion is healthy, and just bronzed enough to be manly. He is tall, has a good figure, a pleasant smile, and large, clear brown eyes, that seem to ask for and deserve con fidence. In conclusion he is about thirty, and a passionate admirer of old English ballads." "In which passion you could well hu mor him, coz. I declare, from your fer vent description, I should fancy he had made an impression already. Fie! what a blush ! And, now, what is the name of this Adonis of Iud ?" "Edmund Webster. Why, Nina, what is the matter?" Nina Goodall had suddenly sat down on the bedside, and was looking at her cous in with the profoundest amazement. "Why—why, Edmund Webster is the name of Mrs. Graham's millionaire—her Mystery." Need more be said? Mrs. Graham's Mystery and Mr. Good all's friend were one and the same. There is no knowing what tho effect would have been, had the whole battery of Nina's bright eyes been leveled at Ed mund Webster when heart-whole ; but that one quiet evening with sweet, good tempered Janet, and her simple Euglish ballads, had placed one image in his heart which an houri from Baris would not have been able to efface. Thus, four mouths after, Edmund Web ster married Janet Keelder, or little bal lad singer, as he called her, who had made him on that evening of their introduction feel how the comforts of an Euglish fire side might be realized. Nina was wofully disappointed at first, but recovered after a while on finding that George Mcrston was fur more lovable, and not nearly so briefless, as she had imag ined. Eventually, she even got so far over her disappointment as to laugh mer rily with her cousin, when recalling how Janet's good nature had been the means of catching the substance, whilo she, Ni na, was running after the shadow personi fied in "Mrs. Clraham's Mystery ." Vulgar Language. —There is as much connection between the words and the thoughts as there is between the thoughts and actions. The latter are not only the expression of the former, but they have a power to react upon the soul. A young man who allows himself to use one vulgar or profane word has not only shown that there is a foul spot upon his mind, but by the utterance of that word he extends that spot and inflames it, till, by indul gence, it will pollute and ruin the soul. Be careful of vour words and of your thoughts. If you control the tongue that no improper words are pronounced by it, you will soon be able also to control the mind and save it from corruption. You extinguish the fire by smothering it, or by preventing bad thoughts from bursting into language. Nover utter a word any where which you would be ashamed to speak in the presence of the most refined female or the most religious man. Try this practice a little while, and you will soon have command of yourself. Computing Interest. —Here is a new rule for computing interest. It is so sim ple and so true, that every hanker, mer chant, or clerk, should post it for refer ence : Six per cent.—Multiply any given num ber of dollars by the number of days of interest desired, separate tho right hand figure and divide by six ; the result is tho true interest on such number of days, at six per cent. Eight per cent.—Multiply any given amount by the number of days upon which it is desired to ascertain the interest, and divide by 45, and the result will be the true interest for the time required. Ten per cent.—Multiply the same as above and divide by 36, and the result will show the interest, at ten per cent. The leaves of black-walnut, fastened in the head-stall are thought to be good to keep flies off the ears of horses. The leaves of the sweet gum are excellent. Bcnnyroyal is much used, thing in the south is the plant called wild indigo. Flies have an especial adversion to it. The best Some of the strong-minded women de nounce matrimony because they they say there is something childish in it. That'i so—there is. A rose bush in Boston, imported from Baris, bears at present five perfect green roses and a bud just ready to bloom. A Strange Bequest. —A gentleman recently " left his door a-jar!" <$hi| bannir. SHIPMENT OF BERRIES. The following timely and excellent hints have been prepared by one of the most ex tensive cultivators of small fruits on the Bcninsuia, one who shipped over 30,000 quarts of berries, last year. He gives his own experience for the benefit of those a bout engaging in the business. The important matter to the grower of small fruits—such as Strawberries, Rasp berries and Blackberries—is to know how he can get them to market in good condi tion, and for the purpose of benefitting those engaged in the business, I take the liberty of giving you my experience. In 1868, we commenced to ship small fruits to market. As the train left our station at 9 o'clock, in the morning, we had our pickers in tho field at an early hour, and gathered the berries when they were wet with dew. They wero trans ported about 150 miles to Bhiladelphia market, and were in such bad condition, that they would only bring about half price. Our.Qommission merchant told us that they must be picked dry, and they would come in better order. So we tried picking them later in the day, after the dew was gone, and as they wore picked they were packed in the orates, and ship ped by the next morning's train. The re sult was the same—the berries reached market in had order, atid of course we felt very much discourged. After the season was over, I called on Mr. John Mitchell, of Burlington, N. J. a gentleman who had been extensively en gaged in the small fruit buisness for more than 20 years, and stated to him our man ner of picking and shipping tho fruit, and the bad condition in which it reached mar ket. lie said we had made a big mistake, the fruit should be picked dry, and instead of being at once packed in the crates, a booth or shed should he erected in the field—and rough shelves put in it. As the pickers brought up the fruit, instead of being packed in crates, it should he placed on the shelves, and allowed to cool off, and then bo packed in the crates early next morning. Last season, (18G9,) we followed his directions ; we have shipped over thirty thousand quarts of berries, about one-half to Bhiladelphia, tho other half to New York, and all reached market in. good condition. We tried tho experiment of picking on Friday, shipping on Saturday, and lay over Sunday for Monday morning's mark et, but this lot was in bad order. From the experience of the two past seasons, I would much prefer picking the fruit dry, and place it on our shelves to cool off, rather than to pick and ship the same day. TRANSPORTING BERBIES. In a former communication, I gave you the result of our experience in picking and shipping small fruits, during the seasons of 1868 and 1869. result of an experiment we tried last sea son. I now give you the We made four boxes—two of them dou ble—and filled in with 4 inches of char coal ; and two plain boxes. One of the boxes filled with charcoal, and one of the plain ones were made as tight as we could; the other two had holes bored for ventila tion. On Wednesday morning, July 7th, we picked six quarts of Dorchester Black berries, and put a quart in each of the boxes, and also pluced two quarts shelf in our berry house, where they would get plenty of air. On »Saturday evening, July 10th, we opened all the boxes, and found the result the saute iu each case— the berries were all spoiled. The two quarts on tho shelf, we allowed to remain another day, and had them for tea on Sun day evening. They were delicious, aud there was not a soft berry in the two quarts. This experiment we think proves be yond a doubt that if parties will pick their berries—and put them on shelves to cool —before they are packed in crates for mar ket, and then put in open crates and bas kets, and at the same time, get the Rail road Co. to furnish cars that are thorough ly ventilated, there will be no more com plaints on the part of the grower, that his fruits reach market in bad order, and no more letters ftom commission men, saying, "Your berries were in bad condition; if they had been in good order, they would have brought at least ten cents a quart more." Now, in regard to crates and baskets. Last season wc used the American, which we found a great improvement over those of the previous year ; this year we pro pose to use the Rochester basket—sold by Stephen Cox, of Bhiladelphia—as we think them better ventilated than any oth er crate and basket that we have over mot with. Somerset Co. Md. March 1870. on a If you desire to get a large yield of milk, giro your cow, three times a day, water slightly salted, in which bran has been stirred at the rate of one quart to two gallons of water. You will find that your oow will gain twenty-five per cent, im mediately under the effects of it, and sho will become so attached to the diet as to refuse to drink clear water unless very thirsty, but this mess she will drink al most any time, and ask for more. To Destroy Lick in Hen Coops.— Give the coop a thorough whitewashing, first adding about a gill of kerosene oil to a gal lon of whitewash, and about once a month sprinkle the oil about on the roosts. Mlit and umor. Three brothers, bearing a remarkable rescmblauco to each other, recently weut into the same barbershop, and on the Bame day, to he shaved, one going in the morning and the other at noon, and the third at night. When the hist one ap peared, the barber, who was a German, dropped his razor in astonishment and ex claimed ; "Veil, dat man has de fastest beard I never saw; I shaves him dis morn ing, shaves him at dinner times, and he conics hack at night mit his beard so long as never vash." A Buzzled Router.— A lady occupy ing a room, letter B, at a hotel in New York, wrote on the slate as follows; "Wake letter B at seven ; and if letter B says 'Let her be,' don't let her bo, nor let letter B be, because if you let letter B be, letter B will be unable to let her house to Mr. B., who is to call at half-past ten." The porter—a much better hoot-black than orthographist—after studying the above all night, did not know whether to wake letter B or to "lot her be." When the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cav alry entered the town of Dawson, Georgia, in the spring of 1805, among those who welcomed them was a negro woman whose appearance denoted extreme old age. Im pelled by curiosity, one of tho "boys" rode up to her aud asked, "How old are you, Auntie?" "Well, chile," she re plied, "I don't zactly know how old I is, but I was here when Columbus come !" Tae most appalling case of deafness that we ever came across outside of an asy lum was that of an old lady who lives a cross the street from the Navy Yard, iu Brooklyn. On Washington's Birthday they fired a salute—to start and listen as the last gun was fired, was all she did, and then, as if some one was knocking at the door, she exclaimed :—"Come in ?" A Detroit negro prisoner, on his way to the penitentiary for larceny, was asked what he thought of his trial. He said; "When dat lawyer dat 'fended me made his speech, I thought shuah I was going to take my ole hat and walk right out of dat co't room ; hut when do oder lawyer got up and commenced talking, I knew I was de biggest rascal on top of do earf." A Major in the United States army was crossing from England in one of the Cun ard steamers, when one afternoon a band on deck played "Yankee Doodle." A gruff Englishman who stood by inquired if that was the tune the old cow died of. "Not at all," retorted the major, "that is the tune the old Bull died of." A negro judge in Alabama, when his first case came on and everything was ready, was told by a lawyer that he had neglected to charge the jury. He rose up, put on his spectacles, and said : "Gem men of de jury, I charge you half a dollar apiece, and you must pay it before de case goes on." "Mamma," paid a little fellow whose mother had forbidden him to draw horses aud ships on the mahogany sideboard with a sharp nail, "Mamma, this ain't a nice house. At Sam Rackett's we can cut the sofa and pull out the hair, and ride the shovel and tongs over the carpet, but here we can't have auy fun at all." An old lady receiving a letter she sup posed was from one of her absent sons, re quested a neighbor to read it. He ac cordingly began to read. "Dear moth er," then paused, as the writing was illeg ible. "It's from my Johnny," exclaimed the old lady, "he always stuttered." "Grammar class, stand up and recite; Tom, parse girls." "Girls is a particular noun, of the lovely gender, lively person and double number, kissing mood, in the immediate tense, and in the expectation case, and agrees with matrimony, accord to the general rule." "Doctor, mother sent mo down to the Bhoticary pop quicker'n blazes, cos Bub's sick with the picken chox, and she want's a thimbleful of polly golic in this din tipor, cos we hadn't hot a gottle, and the kint pup's got the bine witters in. Got any?" A widow of the name of Rugg, having taken a Mr. Briee for her second husband, and being asked by a friend how she liked the change, replied. "Oh, I have sold my old Kugg for a good Brice. A schoolmaster, on being asked what was meant by the word " fortification." answerod, "Two tweutyfications make one fortification." A young lady being asked by a rich old bachelor, "If not yourself, who would you rather be ?" replied sweetly and mod estly, "Yours, truly." They havo a calico Judge in Wyoming, and don't know whether to call her a Jus tice8S of the Beace or Justice of the Bea ccss. A wag recently appended to the list of market regulations of Cincinnati: "No, whistling near the sausage stalls." HOW TO BEHAVE ABROAD. nv THE REV. MR. OSGOOD. Americans are not particularly in dan ger of being abashed by the titles and in signia of European aristocracy. It is, however, a matter of some importance how we are to treat persons of such posi tion when we are in their presence, we do uot like them it is very easy to keep out of their way, and we are at perfect liberty to let them alone; but if we Beek their society, as Americans are apt to do,, we must expect to conform to their social usages, so fur as not to insult or seem to insult them. An intelligent American sees at once that there is no class of h per sons in Eurupc oil the whole superior to our own best class, and lie is soon cured of all uncomfortable uian-worship or caste worship. We see, moreover, that men of the highest position art? not greedy for adulation, and arc content with the most modest and simple recognition of their po sition. No American, of course, will thrust himself into such society by his im portunity, and no matter how good our letter of introduction may he, it is always well to give the other party a chance to let us alone, and to allow him to notice us or not. I was very shy of the gran dees of Europe, especially of England, :.n 1 expected to be vigorously let alone by them. It was at first quite embarrassing to sit at table with men nominally of a wholly new class to me, and something of a puzzle to know how to address them. But it soon became clear that they were only educated, well-bred gentlemen, lika our best people at home, and that they had little to do with their titles in friend ly society. They seemed to speak to each other in tiie simplest way, and say "you" generally, instead of "your grace," "my lord," and the like, and only when pre senting distinguished persons to othera the full title is given. I think that it is good breeding in England to address a distinguished person once by his title, and afterwards to say "you" or "sir." I heard Tyndall the philosopher, address the' Brinee of Wales at a public meeting, and after calling him "Your lloyal Highness" onec or twice, he 6poko to him simply os "sir," which I thought was a slip of the tongue, until I learned otherwise and was assured that it was proper even to speak to the Queen as "Madame," after ad dressing her as "Your Majesty." These are little matters, but they are becoming more important as the best-bred people iu Europe and America are coming together and we wish to he mutually agreeable. I must prefer our American way of cal ling people by their most characteristic titles. We call our Bresident simply "Brosidcnt," our senators, "Senator," our generals and admirals, "General" or "Admiral," It would bo pleasant to do the same, abroad, and say "King," "Queen," "Duke," "Earl," "Lord," "Brinee," "Archbishop," "Bishop," "Cardinal," or "Rope," without any cir cumlocution, and some persons do so, like the English author who visited a fa mous duke and called him "Duke," in stead of "your Grace," without giving offence. It is evident that Europeans do not wish to intrude their conventional dig nities upon reluctant Americans, and that we are exempted from a great deal of their tyranny of caste by courtesy that tries to receive us on our own basis of society in stead of theirs. Nothing is more offensive to the upper dusses abroad than the syco phancy that humbles itself into the dust to win their favor, aud is ready to boast of the favor in a domineering tone among plain people below that charmed circle. There is nothing in European manners to trouble an American's sclf-rcspcet. un less at the I'apal court. At Venice, the Brinee of Rrussia came to our hotel, aud we Americans turned out with others to receive him ; and when we took off our hats, he, like a gentleman, took off his hat also. When the host and waiters were so much iugrossed with waiting on the ta ble of his Royal Highness as sometimes to forget that wc w ere as hungry as he aud his friends, and probably quite as good pay, and in the long run better customers, we sent word that we would not stand that kiud of nonsense, but would have our dinner or quit, and the sovereign Yankee forthwith attended to. As to the Pope of Rome and the whole Roman eti quette, I confess to having the old fash ioned stiff necked, stiff-kneed obduracy. If ho offers prayer, as a minister, to the al mighty God, it is easy to kneel with him; or if he administers what the church re gards as a divine sacrament, it is no syco phancy to kneel at the altar where ho ministers ; but this homage to the person, of a frail man like ourselves is ver pulsivc, and ought not to be exacte course, if we visit him we must expect to* do what the rules of his house require, or we had better stay away, a great relief to many whon this man-wor ship is done away, and the Rishop of Romo can be approached with the simple respect that is due to all men of his class and pro» fession.—A r . Y. Evening Post. re z Of Yet it will bo A cynical man insists that tho fewer re» lations or friends wc havo the happier wo are. In your poverty they never help, you, in your prosperity they always help themselves. A Bennsylvania widower with four chil dren lately married a widow with nine, and now he is browsing around after a di vorce. He prayed for his own offspring at family prayers, but wouldn't put up a petition for hers, and she "went foe" hink with a skillet.