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vA ; i ■ ■•■ i? ■fl» Î/' I jfn. $ A aVA W :' ■ |r MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1870. VOL. 3. NO. 28. USE TIIE It AVERILL CHEMICAL PAINT," „All Colors, For Painting Dwellings nrnl all kinds of Iluild . IngS, bout inside and out. Prepared for Immediate Application, AND REQUIRING No OH, Thinner, or Urycr. THE "PUREST AVIIITE, AND OVER Twenty-Five Different Shades ! ! D il moro Beautiful, more Durable, anil Costa much Less than Lead and Oil, or any other paint. There being NO MIXING HEQUIBED, Every person can be HIS OWN PAINTER, Without the fear of not having paints properl} mixed. It is Water-Proof and Elastic, and dries quickly, with a hard, rich and glossy surface that is warranted not to crack or peel off, and to retain its bright color, and to last longer than the best Lead. The amount saved in the cost of the paint is 25 per cent. Oil, saying nothing about the expense of Dryers, Colors, and Mixing required in using Lead. In offering this Paint to otir customers, and the public generally, wo feel justified in asserting that it is the best, most simple, and most durable and economical paiut rant it to be what it is represented, or refund the money expended in purchasing it. the cost of Lead and I; -v. r ur TRY IT. jes For sale by J. U. Fculmoi'c £i Co. Middletown, Dei. Dealers in Lumber and general Hardware, and agents for the Celebrated "Mcllisb" Fruit and Berry Baskets—see advertisement in another column. npr. 9—3mos DR, THOMAS H. GILPIN, Graduate of the Pcimnylvnuln College of DENTAL SURGERY, H AVING located ill Middletown, and suc ceeded Dr. J. J. Vnndcrford. respectfully offers his professional services to the public. REFERENCES. Dr. T. L. Buckingham, Denn of Pennsylva nia College of Dental Surgery. Dr. E/T. Darby, 900 Walnut street. Phila. Dr. Thomas II. Musgrovo, Elkton, Md. Dr. II. II. Mitchell, " " Samuel B. Foard, Esq. " " Rev. Henry II. Mathews " " march 5—tf. NEW BAKERY, IA nilllM.llTHW V. EMU.. d Broad Street«. North Emit Corner of Laite i rpiIE undersigned wishes to i X and the public at larirc, that Iu- has com menced the Baking Business iu all its depart ments, and will keep constantly on hand, Bread, Cakes, Crackers, Pies, Candy, And will supply Weddings, and Parties, with all sorts of Cakes ut short notice. He has engaged u first class Baker to attend to the business. lie will also continue tho Painting Business in all its Branches. March G, 18G9—tf FRANCIS TARUNI. CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE!! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. T HE undersigned takes tiiis method to inform his friends mid tho the public in general, that lie has now on hand a superior stock of CIGAltS AVI) d'OIIACUO, Which he offers at very reasonable rates, and which cannot fail to please. Among the Tobaccos are tlio following: Best Black Navy Tobacco. Best Monitor Navy Tobacco. Best Black Cavendish Tobacco... Best Plain Light Tobacco. Beat Roug# and Ready Tobacco. .80 Cents. 90 .90 .Si.oo .§1.15 GIVE HIM A CALL. JOHN T. HAYES, 1 Door East of NaUoaal Hotel, Middletown, Del. apr 23—tf DELAWARE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. John P. McLear, Pres. M. M. Child, See BRANCH OFFICE : N. W. cor. Ninth dc Chestnut Streets, PHILADELPHIA. Geo. W. Stone, Vice President, Manager. Geo. F. Turner, Gcn'l Agent & Attorney. Purely Mutual—Low Rate». A LL Policies Nonforfeiting after One Annual Payment. Every accommodation consist ent with safety guaranteed to Policy Holders. Books containing full information concerning the plans and rules of the Company sent on application to the Branch Office. Agents Wanted throughout the States of Pennsylva nia and New Jersey. References (by permission)—Hon. E. \V. Gil pin, Chief Justice State of Delaware; Hon. Thus. F. Bayard, U. S. Senator from Delaware; Rt. Rev. Alfred Lee, Bishop of Delaware ; Gen. Hen ry du Pont, Powder Manufacturer; Hon. Gove Saulsbury, Gov. State of Del. the Presidents of .all the Banks in the city of Wilmington ; lion. J. .J. Valentine, Mayor of Wilmington. June 4—ly. free up BEST WOOD-BUBNT BUILDING LIME, Either by Car Load, Hhd. or Bhl. Also, CEMENT and PLASTER. ALL ORDERS WILL BE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO BY ADDRESSING BRIGHT & KEITIILER, £or. King and Water St«. Wilmington, Del. apr 23—Cmos WOOL WANTED !! T HE highest rash prices paid BOHEMIA MILLS. MURPHEY * BEVBOLD. Cassimercs, Kerseys, Yarns, Iihmkots, 4c. al ways oa band, and will be exchanged for Wool if llwiffd. 14—U for WOOL at NEW STOVE, TIN, AND HOUSE-FURNISHING STORE. THOMAS II. ROTH WELL'S NEW BUILDING, North Side of Main Street, 4 Buildings West of Town Hull, Middletown, Delaware. Where he has constantly on hand, and is pre pared to manufacture ALL KINDS OF TIN WARE At Short Notice. Particular attention paid to ROOFING AND SPOUTING. Orders respectfully solicited and promptly atten ded to. . . COOK STOVES. STAR, COTTAGE, NATIONAL, CHARM, PRIZE, & VICTOR COOK. PARLOR STOVES. ROQUET BASE, GAS, BURNING BASK, 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 he ordered. GALVANIZED, RUSSIA, AND SHEET IRON, ZINC, COAL HODS, SKIVES, POKERS, SHOVELS, TEA KETTI.ES, BAKE PANS, WAFFLE IRONS SAD IRONS, BRASS & ENAMELLED PRESERVING KETTLES, ENAMELLED SAUCE PANS, TEA BELLS, JAPANNED CHAMBER BUCKETS, SPITTOONS, WAITERS, LANTERNS, FLOUR AND PEPPER BOXES, SA XI) CUPS, MATCH SAFES (Oust Iron,) MOLASSES CUPS, 1' Il A C II Cl A tV S , ( Soldered and Self-Sealing ) PATENT CLOTHES FRAMES, Ac. Ac. Ac. Prompt attention to business, moderate prices, competent workmen, mid a determination to please, may at all times lie expected by those who may favor him with tlieir custom. THE VAPOR COOKING STOVE. No II ood, no Coal, no Stove Pipe, no Ashes, no Dirt, no Wood Boxes , no Coed Scuttle, no Kindling Wood, But a Friction Match, And the fire in full blast in half a minute, oven hot in two inimités, steak broiled i utes, bread baked iu thirty minutes, the fire en tinguished in a moment. Please call and examine it in operation at Thomas H, Rothwell's Stove Store MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Sole owner of the stove for the Stute. Feb. 19— y 111 iii :b^\_ttgyi's RAW HONE Super Phosphate of Lime. -jr'aDE SPRING 1870 . F A. RM ER S, INCREASE YOUR CROP OF Corn, Oats, Potatoes, Wheat & Grass As well as add to the fertility of y judicious and economical modo of soil, by MANURING. Get the value of your outlay the first season. Obtain better filled ears and heavier grain. Muke your lund permanently fertile. Over sixteen years of constant use, on all crops, has proven that Baugh's Raw Bone Phosphate may he depended upon by Farmers. Highly Improved and Standard Warranted. For sale by agricultural dealers generally. B A LT G H & 803STS, Manufactukkrs, Office—No. 80 South Delaware Avenue, • PHILADELPHIA, PA. march 12—Gm D elaware rail road bonds, DELAWARE STATE BONDS, NEW CASTLE CO. BONDS, For Sale by GEO. INGRAM & CO. oct. 23—tf I MUST Class'Real Estate Bonds for sale by GEU. W. INGRAM & GO. Get 23—tf c APITALISTS ine our list of Securities before investing. Geo. W. Ingram a Co. invited to call and exam Oct. 23—tf w ANTED CITIZENS' NATIONAL BANK STOCK. Highest market rates paid by Oct. 23—tf GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. ILMINGTON A READING R. R. BONDS For sale by GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. Brokers. w Oct. 23—tf JJIDES AND TALLOW WANTED ! The highest prices will be paid at Nov. 20—tf GIBSON'S. Middletown, Del. S EASONED DAK and PINE WOOD, sawed and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to E. T. EVANS. suit, at $7 per cord, by. Feb 19—tf detect jpoctrjr. t'USO TO THOSE WIIO CLING TO YOU. many friends of summer, Who arc kind whije flowers bloom, Rut when winter chiils tho blossoms, Tiny depart witli the perfume. On the broad highway of action, » Fr ionds of worth So when one lias proved his friendship, Cling to him who clings to you. Do not lmrslily judge your neighbor, Do not deem his life untrue, If he makes no great pretentions— Deeds are great though words aro few. Those who stand amid the tempest, Firm us when the skies are blue, Will lie friends while life endureth ; Cling to those who cling to you. orthy lirother, Buffeting the stormy main, Lend a helping hand fraternal, Till he reach the shore again. Don't desert the old and tried friend When misfortunes e For he needs friendship's comforts '; Cling to those who cling to you. There far d few ; When you sec WHAT CAME OF MY JEALOUSY. It was a misty, yet sweet, September uight. I can see the sky hung cottage home, starry blue, with here and there a patch of white, floating gossamer ; and the harvest-moon coming up and flooding all the world with golden splcu dor. 1 remember how tho crimson roses hung above the door-way, heavy with their own sweetness; and what suggestivo odors floated up from tho flower-beds in the dim, old garden, ber the dress in which my husband loved me best. Did be love mo at ail? was it my yellow gold that won him ? Immediately after our marriage wo went to Europe, where we rambled about for a year or two, wintering in Home, aud spending our summers amid the Alps. Then wo returned home. Hut tho no madic spirit was still upon us, and took what our own country afforded in tho way of gypsy life. In the midst of this wandering, in a little country town amid the lakes, my first trouble camo. On tho second day of our sojourn at this place, to which wo had come in accord ance with my husband's wish, I missed him. He was fishing for trout, ono of our party suggested ; and in the afternoon wo stroll ed down toward the stream. Passing a small cottage, we heard voices, and thing familiar made me glance that way. There they stood, side by side, niv hus band and a woman—a young woman, with glossy, raven hair ! I passed on in si lence ; but that night, when my husband returned and sought mo, I was reserved and cold ; I refused to dance, and would not sing for him. He followed me from plaoo to place, his eyes full of grave solic itude. The instant we were in our own room, bo caught my hand iu his. " My darling," he said, "what trou bles you ?" For my lifo I could not tell him. I was afraid to let him know that I doubted his integrity. " Horace," I questioned, timidly, " do you love mo?" His fine eyes opened wide with aston ishment. Hut he answered passionately. " Lovo you?" Ay, better than you will ever know, Violet." " Did you—have you ever loved any one else?" I faltered. "Never, Violet, on my honor." I was happy, yet not entirely satisfied. I was a woman. Eve ate the forbidden fruit with Paradise all around her. " Then who was it,'' I faltered, "that woman—I saw you with—this after noon ?" over our I can even reinem Or we some He started, and flushed very red for a moment, then he laughed. "Oh! he said, "jealous, aro you?—I am sure you love mo. Hut, seriously, dear, I ought to have apologized for my long absence. That woman was a friend, an old friend of mine—she's in distress, and I had to help her. Are you satis fied ?" I nodded my head in assent, yet my heart was not quite at rest. After that we went down to our littlo sen-home, and settled into sober, married life; and for months our bliss was perfect ; and then that dreadful night came ! Horace had been gone all day. Ho did not come home to dinner, as was his cus tom; so after having ordered tea, I dressed myself, and sat down on tho rose-shaded perch to await him. ning; tho moon soaring up above the Still ho did not cmne. per had both spoiled ; the flowers i hair were fading, and I was sick and ry with waiting and suspense. Horace had never remained away so long since our marriage! What could detain him ? Very slowly the night went by. Twelve o'clock came, the moon dropped out of sight, leaving me in darkness. An owl hooted from the top of the willow, and tho surf beat with a weary, sobbing sound. I worked myself up into a perfect tre mor of alarm and nervous excitement, and by dogrees the old doubt, or fear, or whatever it was, stole back to my mind. My husband was cruel to keep me in such suspense. He did not lovo mo ! It nev er occurred to mo that he might bo de tained against h : g will. When, at last, the clock was on tho stroko of three, I caught the quiok tramp of his horso's foot. But it did not groatly relieve mo. I felt angry, and instead of running down to meet him, ns my woman's nature prompt ed me, I yielded to my petted, wayward Sunset, dusk, eve sea ! Dinner and sup in my we# will, and kept my scat. He did not stop to take down the bars, but cleared them with a leap. When ho reached the porch, he sprung down, flushed and eager. " Violet," ho cried, the moment he caught sight of mo, " are you up yet?" I am sorry." He approached, both hands extended. Hut I turned from him,find walked to the other end of the porch. He stood for a moment in silent aston ishment, then followed, and took my band, though I kept my faco persistently averted. a "Violet," he said, "what is it? Are you ill, tired ? I was so sorry to keep you waiting, but circumstances— "Never mind the circumstances now!" I exclaimed, pettishly. " I am very tired, and now that I know you are safe, I will go to bed." Ho loosened his hold on my hand, but looked after me as I left him, with a glance I shall never forget. I can see him now, as ho stood, so handsome and noble ; and I loved him so well I wonder why I turned from him that night. God knows how it pained me. Hut the spoil ed, wilful temper, that has been my ruin, urged moon. Did you ever speak a harsh word to ono you love, and feel something within you prompting you to speak another ? Then you understand how it was that I left my husband standing there, weary and supperless. " V iolct, dear, he said, softly, ns I paused involuntarily at tho head of the stairs, " come baok and let me explain; you know I have not kept you waiting willingly." But I went on without a word, not to our chamber, but to a little dressing-room exclusively my own, and closed and locked the door. I am sure tho Evil one must have had control of mo that uight. In a little while he camo up stairs, and tried the lock of my door ; then ho called my name softly ; but I did uot answer—and he went away. A dozen times that night I lifted my throbbing head from my tear-wept pillow to go out to him and implore bis forgive ness, but pride kept me hack. Thus I lay, sleepless, till morning. It was a wild morning, too, with a drifting rain and sobbing winds, aud the sea thunder ing on the strand. My husband was already in tho break fast-room when I went down. He turned and said kindly, "Good-morning, dear. Aro you quite well ?" "Quito well, thank you," I responded, crossing to the window on the opposite side of the room. lie arose, and l hoped he was coming to my side but ho only looked at his watch, and said, " lie kind enough to let me have break fast at once, Violet, if you can. I am in a burry, for I have important matters to look after." I rang the boll at once, and placed my self at tbc bead of the table. When tho cheerless repast was over, and my hus band rose to go, I felt the hot tears blind ing inc. I could not let him leave me in anger. I bad made a.step toward him when he spoke, and bis words roused all my old anger and discontent. "Violet," be said, "I may not be here to dinner. Don't wait for me ; it is im possible—" "Make no excuses, sir," I replied, haughtily; "none are needed." Oh! those sad, reproachful eyes! But his lips uttered no retort. He only said, "Go«d-bye, dear," and went out. I watched him from the window, hid den behind a curtain, ns he rode away through the driving rain. The memory of that day comes back to me like a torriblo dream ! Toward even ing my agony became unendurable ; and as the rain poured in torrents I determined to drive over to my husband's oftico in the neighboring village. About half-way, we met a covered carriage, containing a lady and gentleman. "Why, that's Mr. Rende !" exclaimed my driver, as the vehicle dashed past ns. One glance confirmed his words. It was my husband, and by his side was the samo woman that I had seen with him once before. My resolution was taken on tho instant. I ordered my servant to drive back to Swan's Nest. I would not wait my husband's return, I said to my self. I could not even charge him with infidelity. I would go away at onee, and never let him see my face again. In a short time I was ready for my de parture. I wrote a note for Horace, tel-, ling him that I believed our marriage had been an unwise one, and that I should ho happier with my own friends. I begged him not to hunt mo down as a fugitive ; hut to leave mo to follow the bent of my inclination. I put the note upon his ta ble, and then went out from home, where my life had been so happy. In less than a week, my father and I wore on our way to Europe. At the expiration of two wretched years wo returned ; and l learned from our law yer that, my husband bad sailed for China, first making over to me, in fee simple, all bis real estate. He never, so the lawyer said, expected to return. I went back to Swan's Nest. Everything was unchanged. The rooms were just as I bad left them. My husband would not let them bo touch ed, the housekeeper said. "Had she ev er heard from bim?" I asked. "Only onee," sho replied, "and then the letter oontnined another; it was on my drossing tablo." I went for it myself, and read it, sitting there in our old room. " Violet," it began, "you must pardon this intrusion. It will be the last, for in I to on the on a it. to all human probability, the diseaso that now consumes mo will soon give me a gravo in a foreign land. Hut there are a few things I wish to say before I die. I was wroug not to explain to you at first. Hut I desire to spare you what you might consider a disgrace. I thought you could and would trust mo. It was my sister you saw. She was vain and frivolous, and eloped with a profligate, was illegal and Ethel was disgraced. She came to me and asked for help. I could not refuse her. I was taking her to a safe asylum when I was absout that night. You understand it all now. Don't bo troubled, dear, but forgot mo and be hnp My sister is dead now, and I have not, I fear, long to live. God bless you, dear ! In heaven all theso wrongs will bo righted." For two years I livod alono at Swan's Nest—two years of inexpressible agony ; then the news came ! A steamer home ward bound from Calcutta, was lost, and Horace lleade was one of the passengers. That was the death of hope ! Another year dragged by. One sweet May evening I strolled down to the sea shore. The sun was setting in waves of gold and purple, and a full moon came up, flooding tho great sea and the long stretch of glitter ing sand with a misty splendor, tide rolled in with a low musical murmur. I sat down on a rock. Far out upon tho bar, a stately vessel swung at anchor, and a little boat from it was coming in. I watched tho tiny craft with a kind of fascination. Presently it grated on tho sand, and a man sprang ashore. , A wild, nameless hope took shape in my heart. I aroso and tottered forward, blind and half-unconscious. The instant after a strong arm clasped me. I looked up into tho face above me. It was wan, and worn, and changed by suf fering, but I knew it in an instant. "Oh, Horace! my husband!" I cried, forgivo me." Then I felt his tears upon my check his kisses on my lips. Tho happy world, drowned in the splendor of the spring sun set, faded out, and I sunk into his arms insensible. It is all over, tho remorse, the loneli ness, the aching pain ! We live at Swan's Nest, my dear, forgiving husband and myself. "I had engaged my passage," he said, " in the steamer that was lost. Hut 1 fell ill, and could not come then, and that sickness has restored me to you, thank God ! I thank him also, daily and hourly for this undeserved, this perfect bliss.— Pe terson's for May. a a is The marriage py The The present census is the ninth that lias been taken by the general government. The first was taken in 1790. The follow ing arc the total populations of .the coun try as returned by the previous censuses : 1790—8,929,827; 1800—5,305,925;1810 —7,293,811; 1820—9,038,131; 18:10— 12,800,020; 1840—17,009,453; 1850— 23,101,870; 1800—31,445,89. noteworthy fact that at the taking of tho first census the State of New York It is a was but fourth in order of population. By rapid strides it gained the first rank iu 1820, a position which it has since main tained. " That's a good gun of yours, stranger; hut Uncle Dave here has one that heats it." with No. G shot?" "I don't use shot, or ball cither," answered Ultele Dave for himself. " Then what do you use, Uncle Dave?" " I shoot salt altogether. I kill my gntno so far off with my gun, that without salt, tho game would spilo before I could get it." "A!i! how far will it kill a hawk An exchange says : The sheep aro an effectual exterminator of briars. Cut the briars close to the ground with a scythe, and afterwards let the sheep pasturo on the Bprouts as fast as they appear ; two seasons will generally suffice to destroy them. Ploughing briars rather seem to encourage their spread, for many of the roots run beneath the plough, and every piece of root will send up a new shoot. Whittier tells the story of a Quaker "mcctiug," iu New England, which was troubled by a brother who was " moved " to speak oftener than was for their best edification, and so passed tho following resolution : "It is tho sense of this meet ing that Geo. C silent until such time as tho Lord shall speak through him —mure to our satisfac tion lie advised to remain A lazy dyspef tie was bewailing his own misfortunes, and speakiug with a friend on the latter's general good health aud ap pearauec. " What do you do to make you so strong and healthy ?" inquires dys peptic. " Live on fruit alone," answered the friend. "Fruit, what hind of fruit?" "Tlio fruit of industry, and 1 am never troubled with indigestion. Threo year old, energetically, to a fly on a wall : "Soo, fy, don't bozzor me. Mother—"Dear, where did you learn that?" Three year old, singing—" Dat what my muzzor said." A young man in Ohio recently opened a olotliing store and was sent to jail for it. ltcason—tho clothing storo belonged to another man. This, that, aud the other, ever make a great pother. Correspondu of the Middktuivn Transcript. Near Caueville, Northampton Co. Va. Juno 21st, 1870. Dear Transcript :—Your correspond ent was much amused, a few Sundays ago, at the "turnout" of one of tho F. F. V's. It was a warm day in Juno, with the sun shining, remember. It was a new Germantown carriage, with all the cur tains buttoned down, and a horse and a mule attached; the horse had now carriage harness, and the mule plow gear, with rope rains. His wife and children, with a negro girl for driver, were in tho car riage, while ho walked along tho road and smoked, with evident satisfaction at bis team. The owner of this team was edu cated at Delaware College, Newark, but has not been out of this county for over sixteen years. Education is a blessing to him. (? ) All kinds of vehicles are repre sented here at the churches, from a two horse wagon, down; but the horse cart is the principal conveyance. A piece of old carpet is spread on tho bottom ou which the ladies sit, but the men go in a "North ampton snlkey," that is, tho body is un shipped, and the men sit on tho axletree with their feet in rope stirrups; they go jogging along in this way, us happy as a clam at high water. If any of your young ladies wish to know how to make butter, I'll give them the recipe, as practiced here : When the cream is ready for churniug it is put in a largo mouthed bottle, corked, and given to a negro boy about ten or twelve years old, dressed "a la Virginia," that is, simply a long tow-linen shirt. He rolls the bottle along the ground, tosses it up in tbc air for a ball, dances, runs, and plays with it generally, until it is churn ed. During this churning process, when lie can catch tho " missus" not looking at him, ho uncorks tho bottle and tastes it to sco if tho butter lias ootno, I suppose. Your correspondent took supper with a neighbor, but did nol eat butter, as he happened to be an eyewitness to the chur ning of it. Hotter is churned for each meal. Our clmru was a when we first brought it would come a long distance to see "dc oltu'n an' de Yankee fixons " They were not tho only ones that camo to see it. This is truly a land of fried chicken and biscuit. They are cooked in tho old-time way, in a spider and a dutch-oven, (tho only way to bake really good biscuit.) Stoves aro not used, except by the rich ones, who aro very few. Swearing sterna a universal habit of the men and indulge 1 in to a great extent by the women; but don't think wo have no ladies, if they do rub snuff and smoke. Asking one of them, the other day, if she saw tile last comet, her reply was : "Laud no, wo don't have any thing like that, here." " Where ignorance is bliss," &c. They go a visiting in a horse cart, with a negro girl for a driver; it is then a carte tic visite, you know, work on Saturday afternoons, but adjourn to Capeville to drink and play cards, but they arc very quiet considering the quan tity and the quality of the liquor drauk. Tho stores are kept open on Sundays, un til between 9 and 10 o'clock, A. M. or preaching commences, as tho church is only a short distance off. Tho natural products of this country seem to be oysters, clams, fish, pine lum ber, ague and fever, fieas, and last but not least, Taw suits, although wo arc without judge or sheriff, but wo arc provided with a black justice of tho peace and a consta ble. There is strong hope of a railroad being built through this county to connect with the north, and if it is, it will bo the means of bringing this county to the no tice of northern people, and then good bye to tho F. F. Y's. and all their cherished habits. The couutiy is too good for the people occupying it. They till it, year after year, without improving it in the least, until it is perfectly worn out, it is then "turned out," fences torn down, and allowed to grow up iu pines. After lying idle for several years, the pines are cut down, grubbed up and burned, which is all the improvement it gets. Lime is used but seldom. Mill bags are not used here, but flour barrels, kegs, boxes, fish kitts, baskets, tubs, buckets, &o. are substituted. When we first run our steam grist mill, we had sifter attached, like other mills, but the "natives" quit coming to tho mill, so we bad to disconnect it and grind the meal a little finer than horse feed to please them. Tho negroes cat the meal without sifting at all. One bushel of corn meal and 12 lbs. of bacon is a month's allowanco for a hand, and that is all they expect or get from a native; but, from a Yankee, they can't get enough, as they say if a Yankee did not give them more, the Yaukees would not be any better than their own people. They get more, sometimes, with chunk. They wont work for northern people, if they can help themselves; in fact, they think themselves above them. So much for the negroes. August is the farmers' vacation, and all they do is to fish with hook aud line the best part of every day, or clam; and we have as good clams here as any that are caught. They aro not tho thick, mud clnm you get, but the thin sand-clam; they will not bear transporting. Very littlo fruit grown hero. Sweet potatoes, raw, are eaten instead. In the fall, if you go to call on your fieigbbors, instead of apples being banded around, you will see a plate of pared sweet potatoes offered to you, a very good substitute. In fact, the natives do not know the real comforts of civiliza tion. They do not live, but simply stau here. J. J T. great curiosity, here. Negroes The men never HOW COFFEE IS CULTIVATED. The manner of cultivating the coffee' plant varies but little in the several Cen tral American States, and a short sketch of how their favorite beverage is produced may be interesting to all good coffee-' drinkers. The coffee-beans aro first planted in hot-beds, from which, in a few months, they sprout, and shoot up five or six inch es high, when they are removed singly and taken to the fields which have been pro-' pared to receive them. There the young sprouts are planted anew, in rows, with a space of from four to six feet between each plant. For two years they need no more care, except an occasional plowing out of the weeds which spring up around thorn. The third year tho plant is from three to - four feet high, and commences to bear, producing about a pound of coffee fruit. Each year adds to the size and product iveness of the tree, till it reaches about ten feet in height, after which it gives a product of from twenty to thirty pouuds of green fruit. The coffee fruit resembles in shape; size and color, a plump cranberry, and grows closely to the small, lateral branch es of the tree ; so that the hand can at once strip off the fifty or more berries a branch may bear. On some plantations, the trees aro dwarfed, for the double purpose of increasing the fruitage and facilitating, the picking. The time of picking the crop varies, ac-' cording to the locality, but ranges from December to March. When the fruit is ripe, all hands are employed—men, wo men and children—and as fast picked tho' berries are sent to the mills, which, ar ranged something like corn-shellers, re move the pulpy coverings—leaving the kernels, which are immediately spread out in tho sun to dry. At this time the' skies are watched carefully, and in case' of rain, the kernels are rapidly gathered under shelter, as rain upon them while drying would cause an irreparable injury and, on some plantations, machines for drying by hot air have been introduced. After a few days in the sun, the kernels become dry and crispy ; they are then thrown into a circular trough, and large' wooden rollers, shod with iron, crush the shell, and liberate the two beaus which each shell contains. The bean has still another coating—its skin—which is the hardest of all to remove, but, through 1 long continued attrition with iron-shod rollers, this, also, is mostly removed, and then the fauning-mill cleans the bean by blowing away the loosened skin and bro ken shells. Hut the most expensive part of the pro- - cess is now to come. Uefore long tables sit tbc uutives, young and old, chattering, laughing and siuging as they work, and on these tables are poured the beaus as they come from the funning-mill. Each' Indian bolds a basket in his or her lap, aud with both bands rapidly picks out, separately, every perfect bean, till there remains on the table nothing but broken and imperfect coffee, of no valuo. Tho bands arc paid, at this work, so much per quintal, of one hundred pounds, and skill- ful pickers make good wages. It takes six liuudred and sixty pouuds of tlio fruit, as it comes from the tree, to produce ono hundred pounds of clean, marketable cof--" fee—and yet it pays. Two Irishmen, on a sultry night, toot refuge underneath the bed clothes from a skirmishing party of mosquitoes. At last one of them, gasping from heat, ventured: to peep beyond the bulwarks, and espied a fire-fly which bad strayed into the bed room. Arousing his companion with a punch, he said :—" Jamie, Jamie, its no• use, ye might as weel come out ! Hero's one of the craytcrs sarchiu for us wid a lantern." The other day, in Buffalo, an excited individual with a carpet-bag in ono hand and an umbrella iu the other, and a shawl' *■ hanging over his arm, accosted one of the street gamins with the question: " Say; bub, w hich is the quickest way for me to get to the Eric Railroad depot?" "Hunt" was the laconic reply.. The indiscretions of our youth aro drafts • upon our old age, payable fifty or sixty years after date. Aud they are sure to* be paid. Young men remember that, and try to lead regular, sober, and industrious lives, avoiding undue exposure, late hour«' and all oxoess. A man who was tho valedictorian at' Harvard about ton years since, now rings the bell to start the horse cars in an Indi ana town. fine lamed edication." "It is a good thing to have a. A lady recently sent a fur cape to a fup establishment for repairs. She explained her wishes in the following note : I want' mi kape mendid wliar the miccs nored it in gud shape. A Burlington (Iowa) lady has advanoed' so fnr in woman's rights us to go to tba barber's regularly to be shaved. A couple of chairs belonging to Benodiot ^rnold, were recently sold at SI» Johns, 7 N. B. lor $12.75 each. The Viceroy of Egypt expects to roalizo 1 ten millions of dollars by the sale of Uadi along the Suez caDal. Boston manufactures 34,000,000 worth, of pianos yearly.