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Mppi G'A/', feu# m m A Â <9 MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, 1870. VOL. 3. NO. «3. STILL FURTHER REDUCTION IN PRICES AT Jolin A. Reynolds & Sons. ONE THOUSAND YARDS Best MakeB Calicoes, 121 Cts. per yd. Other G II II II II 61,8,10 Bleached and Uubleached Müslins, 10, 12è, 15,18 per yard. Coates' & Clark's Spool Cotton $ldoz. Sterling Cotton 8 cents per Spool. Best Soft White Sugar 14 &15 cts. lb. Yellow Sugar 10, 12,13 cts. per lb. Best Rio & Lag. Coffee 25,28 Best Coal Oil 8 Cents per quart. Good Molasses 8 Cents per quart. Rock Salt l£ cents per pound. Sugar Cured Hams 20(o>22 cts. per lb. Heavy Side Meat 18 cts. per lb. Shoulders 15 cents per pound. A FRESH LINE OF Alpacas and Dress Goods. Just Received and selling at 25 & 30 Per Cent. Discount ON OLD PRICES. II BONA FIDE BARGAINS!! april 23— y Kent County Rail Road. T HE Kent County Hail Rond being completed to Kennedyville, trains will run daily, (Sun days excepted, ) for freight and passengers, be tween Kennedyville and Townsend, where close connection will be made with trains of the Dela ware R. R. commencing on MONDAY ; MAY 2d, 1870, And will run as follows ooixo EAST. until further notice : GOING WEST. LEAVE Kennedyville, Dlack's Lurabson's Massey's Morris' Vandyke's A. M. 7 00 LEAVE Townsend Vandyke's Morris' Massey's Lambson's Black's 11 40 11 55 12 05 12 25 12 40 12 40 7 10 7 25 7 BO 8 00 8 18 P. If. ARRIVE ARRIVE 8 30 ( Kennedyville Townscml 1 00 Passengers from Kennedyville, and all stations ou the Kent County Rail Road, inington at 10.15, a. u. Philadelphia at 11.45, A m. and Raltimore at 1.05, i\ u. Passengers for the Kent County Railroad, will leave Raltimore (President Street Depot) at 7.25, a. m. Philadelphia (Depot corner Uroud st. and Washington Avenue) at 8.30, a. m. aud Wil mington at 10.10, a. m. A Stage will run between Chestertown and Kennedyville, making close connect! trains East and West. It will leave Chestertown at 5.30, a. if. and returning, leave Kennedyville on arrival of train, and reach Chestertown ubout 2.30, r. m. apr 30 —tf ill reach Wil ill! J. R. WINGATE, Chief Kng'r nad Sup't. R ODONDA GUANO Fur Sale Low at K VANS'. apr 23—2mos GROCERY, PROVISION AND VARIETY STORE. T HE undersigned respectfully informs the cit izens of Middletown aud vicinity that lie Ims opened a Store on Main street, opposite the Pe ninsulur Machine Works, where may always lie found, at the lowest prices, and of the best qual >'y, Hams, Pork, Lard, DRIED BEEF, MACKEREL AND HERRING, COFFEE, TEA, SUGAB, and a general variety of GROCERIES. Drummond's Flour, meal and Feed, Watson's Crackers, Confectionaries, Tobacco and Segars, soap, starch, and soda. Adams' extra early and sugar corn for seed ; white and yellow onion sets, Landreth garden seed of all varieties. Ear ly Rose, Early Goodrich, White Sprouts, Harri sons and Peach Rlow Potatoes. Foreign and domestic GREEN AND DRIED FRUITS, Canned Fruit and Vegetables; Pickles, Green Vegetables, Poultry, Eggs, and numerous other articles. He will be happy to wait on his friends at ail times, and hopes they will give him a call. He will also pay the highest cash prices for Poultry, Eggs, Dried Fruits, and all kinds of Fur's. DE WITT 0. WALKER, Middletown, March 5—dm 100,000 Naneemond Sweet Potato Plants, EOR SALE. Also a large quantity of other Early Vegetable Plants raised in Hot Beds and transplanted into Cold Frames, consisting of the best varieties of TOMATO, CABBAGE, CAULIFLOWER, EGG, AND PEPPER PLANTS, Having been engaged a number of years in this business, hardiest examine them. Plants carefully packed and shipped by Ex press, C. O. D. " For further particulars, call HENRY CLAYTON, Woodside Small Fruit Nursery, MT. PLEASANT, DELAWARE, apr 23—6w ty experience enables me to make the d best plants in the market. Call and or address RAIN BAGS: "Stark A." (apr 23—2m) G At EVANS. Garden Rakes For Sale AT E V -A N S' apr 9—2mos NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. TIIONIAS II. KOTIIWELI/S NEW BUILDING, North Side of Main Street,'! Buildings West of Town Hall, Middletown, Delaware. Whero be lias constantly on lmnd, and is pre pared to manufacture ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE At Short Notice. Particular attention paid to ROOFING AND SrOUTING. Orders respectfully solicited and promptly atten ded to. COOK STOVES. STAR, COTTAGE. NATIONAL, CHARM. PRIZE, & VICTOR COOK. PARLOR STOVES. ROQUET BASE, GAS, BURNING BASE, DIAL, VIOLET, REVERE, UNION AIR TIGHT. Stoves suitable for stores, offices, hotels, and school houses. Orders will be received and promptly filled for any kind of Stove that may be ordered. GALVANIZED, RUSSIA, AND SHEET IRON, ZINC, COAL HODS, SEIVES, POKERS, SHOVELS, TEA KETTLES, BAKE PANS, WAFFLE IRONS SAD IRONS, BRASS k ENAMELLED PRESERVING KETTLES, ENAMELLED SAUCE PANS, TEA BELLS, JAPANNED CHAMBER BUCKETS, SPITTOONS, WAITERS, LANTERNS, FLOUR AND PEPPER BOXES, SA XL CUPS, MATCH SAFES (Cast Iron,) MOLASSES CUPS, PEACII CANS, ( Soldered and Self-Sealing ) PATENT CLOTHES FRAMES, Ac. Ac. Ac. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, and a determination to please, may at all times be expected by those who may favor him with their custom. THE VAPOR COOKING STOVE. Stove Pi pc y no No Woody no Coaly Ashes, no Dirt, no Wood Boxes, no no Coal Scuttle, no Kindling Wood, But a Friction Match, And the fire in full blast in half a minute, oven hot in two minutes, steak broiled in sev ■ tes, bread baked in thirty minutes, the fire eu tinguighed in a moment. Please call and examine it in operation at Thomas H. Rothwell's Stove Store MIDDLETOWN, DEL. of the stove for tho State. min Sole owi Feb. 19— y - BAUGH'S RAW HONE Super Phosphate of Lime. urn - •fflADE SPRING 1870. I E A MERS, INCItBASK VOl'R CBOP Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Wheat & Grass, As well as add to the fertility of your soil, by a judicious and economical mode of MANURING. Get the value of your outlay the first Obtain better filled ears and heavier Make your land permanently fertile. Over sixteen years of constant use, on ail crops, has proven that Baugh's Itaw Bone Phosphate may he depended upon by Farmers. Highly Improved and Standard Warranted. For sale by agricultural dealers generally. season. ' grain. BAUGH & SONS, MANUFACTURERS, Office—-No. »0 South Delaware PHILADELPHIA, PA. Avenue, march 12—tim D elaware rail road bonds, DELAWARE STATE BONDS, NEW CASTLE CO. BONDS, For Sale by GEO. INGRAM & CO. oct. 23—tf W A *Tw s . STOCK. Highest market rates paid tty Oct. 23—tf GEO. W. INGRAM k CO. NATIONAL BANK W ILMINGTON k READING U. R. RONDS For sale by GEO. W. INGRAM k CO. Oct. 23—tf Brokers. F IRST Class Real Estate Bonds for sale by GEO. W. INGRAM k CO. Get 23—tf C APITALISTS are Invited to call and exam ine our list of Securities before investing. Geo. W. Ingram * Co. Oct. 23—tf J JIDES AND TALLOW WANTED ! The highest prices will he paid at Nov. 20—tf INGRAM k GIBSON'S. Middletown, Del. S easoned oak ami pine wood, sawed and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to suit, at $7 per cord. by Feb 19—tf E. T. EVANS. jsclctt fjoctrii. SPRING. Como back, oh Spring of Earth ! Come back, thou long-lost Spring 1 We long for the light of love und mirth That airs of April bring ; We long for the soft moss-rose, For a fresh green on the leaves, For the sunny bank where the daffodil blows, Aud the swallow in the caves ; We are tired of the winter's gloom, Of the snow-flake cold and pale ; And we long for the orchard's crown of bloom, And the song of the nightingale. Come back, oh Spring of Youth 1 Come back to the hoary head ; We long for the light of joy and truth, And the hopes that are long since dead ; We long for the brooding wings Of those blue eternal skies That guilded the dullest and meanest things With the glory of Paradise. We are tired of tho ceaseless bent Of waves on a weary shore, Of the clash of tongues and the tramp of feet, And the heart too dull to soar; And we long (in vain) for the sunlight sweet That is vanished for evermore. Come back, oh Spring of Love 1 Come bi^ck to the heart grown cold ; We long for the moon in the elm-tree And the autumn's noon of gold ; We long for the evening hours W lien the rooks had gone to rest, And from the myrtle scent of garden bowers We gazed at the crimson west. We long for one hour to borrow The heart of deep content, The light of a time when all our hour in absence spent ; We are tired of a loveless strife With toil, and sin, and care; And we long for the light of a nobler life, And the loving heart that's there. Come back, oh Spring of Heaven I Come back to a world forlorn ; We long for the twilight of earth's sad To melt iu a golden morn; We long for the mists to rise ^ That hang over the good und true, To see once more, through opening skies, The eternal stainless blue ; And to walk by the palms of Paradise, Where Heaven ami Earth are new. We are tired of the dreary gloom Of earth and earthly things, And we long for the soul's immortal bloom, Where joy and love are her rich perfume, And " Glory " the song she sings. grove, . orrow Was even §umoroit!i j§lietc!r. An Adventurous Wedding Tour. The train from Grafton duo hero at 11.40 a. m. under the management of that gentlemanly, popular and efficient duetor, Captaiu Scott, a few days since stopped at one of the way stations, to take up a couple newly married, young and both were verdant; neither of them had ever been fifteen miles con Both were away from home. They had heard of railways, locomotives, steamboats and hotels, hut bad never experienced the comforts of any of tho aforementioned institutions. Jcems and Lize hud determined on this, tho most important event of their lives, to visit the city and see the world, particularly that portion of it known as Parkersburg. No wonder that they were amazed and de lighted when the locomotive, screaming and snorting with a train of beautiful crimson cars following as it came in sight. "These your trunks?" said the baggage master. "Well, I sorter culkilato them's cm," said Jeems. The trunks (a spotted hair trunk and a very old fashioned valise) were soon in the baggage car followed by Lize and Jeems. "I'll he darned of railroads aint a fine thing," said Jeems, seating himself on his baggage and holding up the tails of his tight bodied blue, adorned with splendent metal buttons, out of tho dust. "Lize, set here by mo." "Como out of that," said the baggage man; "you are in the wrong "The h—1 I am! D'ye spose I don't know what I'm about? These is my traps, and I kalkilate to stay where they ar. Keep quiet Lizo, they say we've got to fight our way through tho world anyhow, and if that chap with a cap on wants any thing, why I'm his man. Don't want any foolin' around mo." Here the captaiu interposed and plained matters, insomuch that Jeems con sented to leave his traps and follow the captain. What was his delight as he sur veyed the magnificence of the first-class passenger car into which he was ushered. Ilia imagination had never in its wildest frights, pictured anything half so gorge ous. He was "aroused from the contem plation of tho splendor around him" by tho shriek of the iron-horso. " Jee-whil-li-kens ! what in tho thunder is that ?" exclaimed Jeems. " That's the horse squeeling when they punch him in the ribs with a pitch fork, to mako him go long," said a sleepy look ing individual, just behind him. "Look here stranger," said Jeems, "I 'low you think I'm a darned fool : inaybo I am, but there's somethings 1 know, and one of cm is, you'll get your mouth broke of you don't keep it shut. I don't say much—" just at this moment they found themselves in Egyptian darkness, and then a scream was heard, almost equal to tho engine, from Lizo, ns she threw her arms around tho neck of Jeems. "I knew it! I knew it!" exclaimed the sleepy looking individual : " wc are all lost every mother's son of us. just prepare to make tho acquaintance of tho gentlomau in black who tends the fire below." "Oh, Lord! Jooms what will bccomo of us ? I felt skoory about getting on the outlandish things at fust." "Keep quiet Lizo! hollerin wont do any good uow! Ef you know any pray ro car. ex Wo can ter, now is the time to say it, for both of us. "What's the matter here? astounded oonductor, coming up as the rain emerged once more iuto the light. "That's just what I'd like to know," said Jcems, when he saw that Lise and himself were still alive. " We've just passed through Eaton's tunnel," replied the conductor. " How far are you going?" "Wall I reckon we'll stop at Parkers burg." "Show your tickets, if you please." "Certainly, Lize, you got some with you ? Let this gent look at 'em." Lize drew a piece of white paper from her ridicule, and with a smile, handed it to our friend the captain, who read : " The pleasure of your company is most respectfully solicited ." "What's this?" said the captain. "Why that's ono of the tickets to our weddin', that's what you asked for haint it?" said the somewhat surprised Jcems. "Whaw! haw! haw ! haw ! haw !" was the discordant sound that aroso from the seat of the sleepy looking individual. A bland smile passed over the face of the captnin, as he explained his meaning to our verdant friend. He had no ticket, but willingly paid his faro, and the train sped on towards its destination. But wonders did not cease here—presently our pert newsboy, Billy, entered the ear, and stepping up to Jeems, he asked— " Have a Sun, sir?" " Wall, cf I have my way about it, the fust one will be a son, sartin," said Jeems. Lize blushed. " Don't count your chickens afore they are hatched !" said Billy, as he hastened on to the next ear. In due time the train stopped at the big depot, in this city. Amidst the con fusion of strange noises and babel of dis cordant voices, our friends landed on the platform. "Buss, sah? bus, sah —free for the United States ?" said the sable porter of our up-town house. "Lady, take buss, sah ?" " Wall, rather sposo she won't from anybody else but me—reckon I'm able to do all in that line she wants, and too." said the more "Go to do Swann House, sah? Right crost do street—best house in do city. This way, sah —any baggage? Have it sent to your room in a few minutes. In a short time Jeems and his bride found themselves on one of those contfor tablo rooms on tho second floor of that well ordered establishment, tho Swann House. Tho baggage was sent up with usual promptness, and our friends seen making their toilet for dinner. Jeems had his coat nnd hoots off in a jiffy, aud Lize's hair fell gracefully her shoulders. " That's a duccd purty torsel!' Jeems, eyeing the bell cord, what it's fur," catching hold of it; look it works up there on'a sort of a thiDgimbob. I'd like to havo that torsel to put on my horse's head next muster day ; see how it works, said he, giving it a pull. Presently the door opened, and the hie face of ono of Africa's sons was thrust into tho room, with tho inquiry of " Ring, sah ?" " Ring, ring what: you black ape. Ef you don't quit looking at my wife and mnko yourself seareo I'll wring your head were over said " I wonder off. " Stop a minit," said Lizo. "What's tho name of tho man that keeps this tav ern ?" "Mr. Conley, niarm." " Well tell his lady that she nccd'nt go to any extra fixons on our account for wo are plain people," said the amiable bride. " As they used to say at our debatin' society;" interrupted Jeemes, I'll amend that motion by saying that you can tell 'em to give us the best they've got. I'm able to pay for it and don't keer fur penses." "Tee hee ! Tee liee? cx was tho only audible reply from tho sable gent, as he hurrried down stnirs. A Washinoton Belle. —Madame Po desdad, wife of ono of the Secretaries of tho Spanish Legation, is an American. She was a Miss Chapman, of Virginia. Her mother was Miss Mary Randolph, a great belle in Virginia many years ago. This Miss Randolph was especially noted for her fearlessness in ridiDg. On one occasion, it is said, when staying at the Warm Springs, in Virginia, she started out with a riding party for tho Warm Spring Mountain, and dared the gentlo tnen accompanying her to do whatever she did. This mountain is quite high, and has at its summit a rock jutting out over a precipice. To the extreme verge of this rock Miss Randolph rode, to the great consternation of her friends. She did not even leave her horso room to turn around, hut, having accomplished lior purposo, she backed him from the danger ous position and faced tho rest of the par ty in triumph. Not a man would follow her example, but ono youthful piece of inexperience stood on his head in his sad dle and dared the lady to do that. Of course she cried "quits." Tho "bonds of wedlock" are often spoken of in poetry and prose ; hut the tangible exponent of this " tio that biuds two willing heart's," has throughout all ages been restricted to that ntagio golden circlet, tho wedding ring ; iu form, a symbol of eternal union; in material, typ ical of tho pure metal of a heart's best lovo. For the Middletown Transcript. To the Memory of Misa Lid le Hayes. " Oar hearts are stricken witli a holy grief, For lo t a star hath left our household sphere, And laid its shining forehead, calmly down Within tlie shadow of oblivious death !" Fold lightly, ah, fold lightly, That pale and marble hand. Above that true and loving heart, Passed to that spirit-land A few brief years of joy With gladness wreathed had oft that brow, Whose Parian whiteness gleams beneath The dark green amaranth now. Speak softly, ah, speak softly 1 For sobbing on the air Comes the requiem of the loved one, Comes the death-knell of the fair. She hath heard the angel whisper— Meekly heard the angel say— " Earth is brigh but Heaven is brighter : Come from fading joys away I" " Ere the marring streams of sorrow O'er thy brow shall find their way, Ere time dims thy lustrous beauty, Loved of Heaven, come away 1 What tho' they who bending o'er thco Struggle with their nameless woe. God hath taught that from the aslics Of earthly sorrow, joy shall flow." Why, ah why, when loved ones leave us, Do we weep such bitter tears ? He who parted will unite us In a few short fleeting years. Yet weep—and let each sacred drop That wells up from our aching soul, Perform its full and perfect work, And elevate it to its goal. Jesus gave, and he hath taken, For he loved her more than we ; Yet a precious boon he left us In her, cherished memory. This with us will sweetly linger, Till earth's woes have found surcease, And our Saviour bids us join her, Jleyond the pearly gates of Peace. May 24. 1870. Jennib T. For the Middletown Transcript. To Miss Marin G. of Baltimore. Make haste, my Maria, to Happy Retreat, To view each flower aud partake of their sweets. I've the myrtle, the woodbine, and jessamine, too, The cowslip and primrose, I've the tulip and The hearts-easc ai bed ; I've a bride that doth bloom in the richest array, A widow that mourns and a widow that's guy ; I've pinks and fidget with the daffodil, The hyacinth blue and yellow jonquil! ; I've burgumott sWeet and youug men's lore, too, The columbine pink and columbine blue ; I've the sweet eglantine and English snow drop, The velvet larkspur and tall holly hock : I've bachelor's buttons with bachelor's chapeaus, The marble, the damask, and sweet cabbage rose ; I've the lily so fair, as she stands on her stalk, I've sodded my bower and gravelled my walks; So haste, dear Maria, and alter a shower, We'll gaze on these sweet as wc sit i So I'll bid you adie , so lovely to view ; poeny, so gauily and red, d sweet William to grace each tlie bower ; with my love most sincere. Accept, my dear girl, this from Molly McClarc. The Plains, May , 1870. S. J. V. El Dorado. —Many years ago there supposed to bo a kingdom somewhere in South America called El Dorado, or the "gilded," which was thus described:— "The king was every day covered with powdered gold, so that ho looked like a golden image. The palace of this glitter ing monarch was built of brilliant marble as white as snow. The pillars of the pal ace were porphyry and alabaster; its en trance was guarded by two lions, who were fastened to a tall column by chains of massive gold. After passing the lions a fountain was seen, from which gushed a continual shower of liquid silver thro' four large pipes of gold. The interior of the palace was too splendid to be describ ed. It contained an altar of Bolid silvor, on which was an immense golden urn. Lamps were continually burning, whose dazzling radiance was reflected from nu merous objects of silver and gold." Such was the splendid fiction invented by some fertile brain, and actually believed in Eu rope; and countless unfortunate adventu rers abandoned everything to seek this happy country, which they soon discover ed had never existed. Tub Barberry Unfavorable to Grain Crops.— A railway company in France re cently planted the embankments on the line of its road, with barberry bushes. The next crops thereafter of wheat, rye, and barley in the neighborhood were af feoted by rust. A commission appointed to ivestigate the matter reported that wherever the barberry is found grain crops are attacked by rust, and that a single hush is sufficient to introduce the disease where it had never appeared before. It is ascertained that the fungus which produc es the well-known yellow spots on the leaves of the barberry is a different form of tho fungus called "rust" in eereals, hut that the spores of one form reproduce tho other form. Tho Illustrated London News tolls the following "Tale of a Passport: Englishman, after dining at a second rate French restaurant, by mistake took away the carte du diner. On arriving at the Italian frontier ho was asked for his pass port. Half asleep he handed tho menu to the gendarme who road aloud —Tele de veau, poitrine du mouton, pieds de cochon. "Tho description is exact," said tho gen darme, and returned it to tho Englishman. An Etiquette is the art of behaving your self. Manners not only make the men, but the women, too, what they ought to be—ladies and gentlemen—whether they roll through life in their carriages, trudge along the pavement in the lonely Bluchor. True gentility is tho exercise of a duo regard for tho feelings of your neighbors, and etiquette is the csscnco of gentility. Let us have books and read them, and lectures and hear them, aud sermons and heed them, Mlit and Humor. ^ u Indian Squaw Daguerreotyped. Lieutenant Doyle, who was some time ago degraded from the position of a report er for a Louisville paper to the rank of lieutenant in the army, is now having some funny experience among the Com anche Indians. The last story we get from him—and as he was a newspaper reporter it must be true—is an old Comanche who brought his young wife, of whom ho was very jeal ous, to have her daguerrotype taken. The artist got the squaw in position, and stepped into hts dark tent for some purpose. The old Comanche thought he'd take a look into that funny box the artist had his head iu and see how it was done. He inserted his his head under the cloth and looked, and, oh, horror! there was his squaw standing on her head. He jerked out with a savage look at her, and wanted to know what capers she was cutting before all the soldiers. She de nied doing anything, at which he told her she lied, that he had seen her. He resumed his investigation, stuck his head under the cloth again, and there was the wretched squaw standing on her head again. He gave a yell, and rushing at her, gave her a whack on the head, and told her not to try that again with him, but she stoutly denied doing anything. And now to catch her at it. He kept an eye on her, and raised the cloth slowly, and tried to look at her with one eye, and through the camera with the other. He could not do it, so he moved his head down slowly ; and as she disappeared from the eyo he had on her, there she was stauding on her head as seen through the camera. Ho jerked his head up quickly, and there she was, standing placidly be fore him. He jerked down and she was on her head again. He then walked off in a brown study, and as he philophosi^ed, lie concluded that that machine was exceed ingly bad that could stand a squaw on her head in half a second ; so he wrapped his blanket around him and walked off ; but nothing could ever induce him to have anything to do with daguerrotyping gain. a Had Done Enough. —A revolutionary soldier was running for Congress, aud his opponent was a young man who had never been to the wars, and it was the custom of the old soldier to tell the hardships he had endured. Said he—" Fellow citizens, I have fought and bled for my country, helped to whip the British and the Indi ans. I have slept on the field of battle, with no other covering than the canopy of Heaven. I have walked over the frozen ▼round till every footstep was marked with Mood."— Just about this timo ono of the sove reigns, who had become greatly interested in bis tale of sufferings, walked up in front nf tho speaker, wiped the tears from his eyes with the extremity of his coat tail, and interrupted him with : " Did you say you had fought tho Brit ish and the Injuns?" " Yes, sir." " Did you say you slept on the ground while serving your couutry, without any kiver ?" "I did." " Did you say your feet covered tho ground you walked over with blood ?" " I did," said the speaker exultingly. " Well, then, said tho sovereign, as he gavo a sigh of tearful emotion, " I guess I'll vote for t'other fellow ; for I'll be blamed if you aint done enough for your country." I A ITard-Siiell Exhortation. —A hard shell Baptist, out West, thus directed the attention of his hearers to the importance of searching the scriptures : " Not long since, my licarers-ali, I was riding along ono of our groat rivers, sur rounded by the dense primeval woods-ah, when I stopped at a rude log hut by tho river side.ah, and there I found a poor family in great afiliction-ah. I was in formed by the mother that they had lost their fine-tooth comb-ah. They was ig norant of the gospel-ah, and did'nt seem to keer about hearin' of the precious word of life-ah, for the woman did nothin' but lament the loss of her fine-tooth oomh-ah. "Have you a bible in your cabiu?" said I to her. Said she to me, "Yes, sir, it is up there on the shelf, but we don't read into it much, of a dye-tub that stood in the oorner-ali, and reaching up to the shelf I took down tho blessed book-all, and what do you think it was I opened to-ah ? What do you think I found there to satisfy the longings of the poor sinful woman-all ? Oh, my brethering, it was the long lost fine-tooth oomb-ah ! I say my hearers, sarcli the soripturcs-ah. If that poor wo man had done this, how her mind would have been relieved, and her children's heads would not have been la such a dreadful condition-ah. My hearers, I got on top Don't beat your carpets, says a human itarian; try kindness and firmness, and if that don't keep them down, send for a po liceman and have them taken up." A man, who had a scolding wife, being asked what he did for a living, replied that ho " kept a hot house." Two femxilcs havo been appointed to sort the qiails iq the tSan Frauciseo Post Office. For the Middletotcn Transcript. THE ANT HILLS OF BEDFORD. Whilst off from home, did any of my' readers ever go in search of curiosities?' for I did, and thinking, perhaps, that my experience that way would not prove un interesting, I noted it. A lady friend, while among the mountains, asked me if I would like to visit the "ant hills?" "How fur is it, for, by the way, I have a horror of walking, especially up bill ?" " Not far," was the answer. SoprovidetU with thick shoes and sundowns we started out. We proceeded across a smooth, green' lawn, but the next object that met the travellers' view, was a trestle bridge, soWo fifteen feet long and about six feet high. This was safely crossed, and then in a short time the mountain was reached. We : climbed and climbed until " Cecil" gave out, and had to sit down to rest, and tho balaneo of the hunters went on to noiter. Cecil being rested, joined them, and here were the far-famed "ant hills" of Bedford. I clasped my hands, and looked upon fifteen or twenty piles of dirt, about a half yard high, perforated like honey comb, and covered with big black ants. The instigator of this trip, seeing my dis appointed and tired look, observed that they were a yard high towards winter. I merely said " I want to rest," looking a round for a pleasant seat. " Oh the joko is, you must run down the path you came up, it will rest you." But wo stopped about a quarter of a mile down, at a Ger man's hut, and while resting, were enter tained with "snake stories;" then we left for home, where we voted the " ant hills" a humbug. recon BEAUTIES OF BEDFORD. "Let us go and take a view of Bedford from the top of yonder mountain, itated, and looked upward from my fortable arm-chair on the porch, the "ant hill" influences still hung around "Come, come, the walk will do you good. So admonished, I consented. There were three of us in the party—Mrs. S. of Cam bridge, Mrs. McK. of S. C. and myself. We found the walk not near so tiresome as our previous one, for benches were fix ed at intervals all the way up, the air was so pure and bracing, the leaves just turn ing, the sun glimmering through the trees, and Mrs. S. telling her hair-breadth capes in siekuess, keeping our minds in the old beaten traôk, much against our will. We arrived at the summit, where we found a spacious pavillion; with bench es thickly covered with names and initials. But, going to the opening in the trees, what a scene burst on our view ! There lay the valley of Bedford, the town in its bosom. All arouud the fields lay bathed in the warm sunlight, some green, others brown, in readiuess for tho wheat, while still others were white with their wealth of buckwheat; the cosy farm-houses dotted the landscape here and there, nod made us wonder whether discord could reign in such a calm and heaven-like scene. The mountains rose 60 majestic with their peaks crowned with wreaths of mist. We were drinking in this perfect scene, (if such a thing were possible) when the spell was rudely broken by Mrs. S. who spoke, with her back to all this beauty : "I tell you, my dear woman, quinine has no more effect upon mo than and found the trance of Mrs. McK. had been as ruthlessly treated as my own. I next directed my attention to the names on the pillars and benches, and thought to leave my own initials, decided ou tho German text style, attempted to cut a curved line, but found my knifo would take none but a perpendicular one, ou ac count of the hardness of the wood; suo cccdcd in getting two letters cut, and stop ped iu disgust, having mistaken my voca tion as engraver on wood. We then took the path toward home, entertained in tho mean time by an account of a terrible spell of sickness through which Mrs. S. had passed. Alas! Mrs. McK. and myself looked the worse of tho three, she having the appearance of being soaked in safron for seven years, and I in milk for the same. Rosa le i nr. I hes com mc. I I turned. period. Bohemia Mills. A Cheerful Face.— Carry the radi ance of your soul in your face. Let the world have tho benefit of it. Let your cheerfulness bo felt for good wherever you arc, and let your smiles be scattered like sunbeams, " on the just as woll as on tho unjust." Such a disposition will yield you a rieh reward, for its happy effect# will come homo to you and brighteD your moments of thought. Cheerfulness makes the mind clear, gives tone to the thought, adds grace and beauty to tho countcnauoe. Joubert says, " when you give, give with joy aud smiling." Smiles are little things, cheap articles to bo fraught with so many blessings hath to tho giver and tho receiver, pleasant little ripples to watch ns wo stand on the shoro of every» day life. They are our higher, bottor nature's re sponses to the emotions of tho soul. Let tho children havo the benefit of them 1 those littlo ones who need tho sunshine of the heart to educate them, and would find a level for their buoyant natures iu tho oheerful, loving faces of those who lead them. Let them not bo kept (Vom tbo middle-aged, who need tho encouragement they bring. Give your smiles also to the aged. They come to them like tho quiet rain of summer, making fresh and verdant the long weary path of life. They look for them from you who aro rejoicing in the fulness of life. Be gentle aud indulgent to all. Love the true, the beautiful, tho ; juBt, the holy.