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1/i Ä' 1 n € f s I /«SMB ft i Jl J39 mgC 'ft A' u Jv I '• - J : t* VOL. 3. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 13, 1870. NO. 33. TIIE PATENT Gem and Hero Fruit JarB. They combine all the ood qualities of Fruit They challenge and defy all competi tion. Mark the effective simplicity of their per formance. Any child Jjj can use them. They have been test ed for the last ttirce years by the inventor. The fruit is placed in the Jars and properly heated, when the covers arc applied and they seal themselves. They are opened readily, the Gem being fastened by a screw ring acting on a glass stopper, and the Hero being fastened by FI w 1 i lift ■S^sKis i a screw ring acting on a metal cap re sulting i pressure in equal the stop mid gum cap, per nng. These JARS are perfect in every re spect as purchasers will (iml upon a trial of their merits. iHE FOR SALE, yjg Wholesale A Retail . M BY ! : F John A. KcynoRL & Sons. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Country merchants supplied at prices in quantities of not less than one gross. July 2— y ufacturer.s A VALUABLE FARM AT PRIVATE SALE ! i A Valuable Farm of 30." Lankford's Ray, Kent ( half a mile of Kdosville, tw Hall, and within half a all cleared and in cultivation except 30 acres. s 40,000 bushels of lime Acres, situate tv, Md. îles froi ilc of the Kent co. R. I Within tile Inst three v have been applied. There is I y TEACH ORCHARD Of 5,000 Trees, Three Years Old. And a prospect of 2500 boxes of Peaches this season. OVER 130 ACRES IN CORN, with a prospect of a good ci 100 Acres in Wheat, prospect good for 2000 bus. notwithstanding the unfavorable sei soil, just cleared and •op. 100 Acres of goo«l virp grubbed, second a light and productive loam. The improvements are a good Two-Storv and an Attic Brick Building, i the necessary Out-Buildings, in good order. Schools within half Methodist Churches within two miles. This is one of the lower section of Kent county, having fish and oysters and all the salt water privileges. Price, $22,000; $8,000 cash, or in GO daj'S ; and the balance in five equal For further information apply at the ollice of the Middletown Transcript. July 2—tf .1 all ile, Episcopal» (1 Si desirable fi s in the aits. ii TO FARMERS ! k The Highest Prices Paid for Grain •der of K.JIIU JEFFERSON, New Castle, Del. Delivered the Kent Co. It. It. G 1 RAIN bought exclusively on commission, and T satisfaction guaranteed. Ciders solicited for RAMBO'S AND WHITE'S LIME, Whann's and Baugh's Phosphates, PLASTER, AC. AC. tit Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to. ol A. T. STOOPS, Dealer in Grain, Lime, Coal, Fertilizers, &c. Massey's, Kent County, Aid. npr 23—tf THOMAS MASSEY, JR. CLOCK AND WATCII MAKER, i'ly opposite Wnlkcr'a Hotel, Mlddli'lown, Delaware bj Main Street, C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly and promptly repared. Always on hand aud for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Silver Nnpkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea Spoons, Rutter Knives, Gold Rrcast-Pins, Ear Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve liuttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac. Dec. 12—tf. ELAWARE RAIL ROAI) BONDS, DELAWARE STATE BONDS, NEW CASTLE CO. BONDS, For Sulc by GEO. INGRAM & CO. D oct. 23—tf IRST Class Real Estate liomls for sale tty GEU. W. INGRAM A CO. F Get 23—tf ^CAPITALISTS Oct. 23—tf invited to call and exam list of Securities before investing. Geo. W. Ingrain a Co. ine W ANTE £™ STOCK. Highest market rates paiil by Oct. 23—tf GEO. W. INGRAM'A CO. ' NATIONAL HANK WOOL WANTED !! T IIE highest cash prices paid for WOOL at BOHEMIA MILLS. MÜRPREY k REYBOLD. Cussimercs, Kerseys, Yarns, Blankets, &e. al ways on hand, and will ho exchanged for Wool desired. may 14—tf if OEASONEI) OAK and PINE WOOD, sawed Ö and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to suit, at $7 per cord, by E. T. EVANS. Feb 19—tf ILMINGTON A READING Ii. il. RONDS For sale by GEU. W. INGRAM A CO. Brokers. W Oçt. *3—tf / Lv / U\ K ja $. aYa: T n » ■ [tfîtS THE AMERICAN Buttonhole, Overseaming, Sewing Machine, Has the following advantages most all other Sewing Machines in the market ! over 1 It lias a tension which prevents cutting of thread or dropping of stitches. Win !ùs!™^Â"a!;"a"Lmu^ 3 It sews the lightest cambric and the usual shoe leather without any strain whatever. 4 It lias a. feed bar which can bo lowered or ll,us a,1 "l ,,ln « " t0 1111 k " ias of npossiblo to get the machine out of or by rust, dust or taking apart. It will material. 5 It il(T uni 'der by working Iio-st Attainable speed, making minute by loot, and 3,000 by I i nev ti U has tile I 2,2no stitches [ii 7 It is the lightest running shuttle machine. 8 It makes the most beautiful lock stitch. 0 It lias the hands -»st appearance. 10 U lias I lie strongest, most convcnie sonicl.v polished, braced tabic, with dn board to prevent soiling the dress. »nt, hand er, and 11 Its cover is polished, fitting little trunk. dlocked as a this to There is nothing better tin preserve the machine. 12 It has straight 13 Four bobbins 14 It has tin* best licmmcr. needle. hold a spool of cotton. 15 It lias the *t complete attachment, the hems, fells, binds Jaek-of-all-trades, lmstes, tucks, 1 •Is ami milles. 1G It as simple achiuc in the nmr 17 Tt needs but little time to learn its opera any ket. tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. 10 It se straight a piece while pulling time without basting, at another at the s; taehnicnt or after work. These Advantages combine tlie best qualities of ii sewing nniehiue for tiie family use it steadily i equal can lie found in the iv ad vanta ires of all tiie sei 1 all kinds of work. Nothing of combining the m*li i <s now k bile obviating all the faults. THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN Possel done and idlstnrbed, there being other machine even pretending them : 1 It has a larger nr md stronger construc •hine, admitting larger pieces ot work, thus fitting the machine to family and manufacturing purposes ns well, without need ot two machines. It has 8ix5 inches clear tit tin .V foniily room. 2 It hems any width or thickness, from 1-1G h cambric to 2 inches beaver. ol 3 Tt binds any braid or skirt, oi • binding whatever. 4 It folds up the brim of a hat to 5 It a hat without y fullness. •crscams a sheet or Brussels carpel. G It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of any size material. any 0 Tt has the braiding machine braid of size hour. tiirll makes eolur at the rate of 150 yards per This sells for $10 extra. 10 Itnlway •on tiie first premium nt every exhibition iu which it has been entered. THE A 31 EU I CAN Can be had as a plai sewing machine without the buttonhole and overseaming, at $15 less tliun the given prices. •ant a few reliable agents everywhere, to whom we will make it an object to sell these popular machines. We Machines will lie sent to any address on receipt of price. Every machine lias a full outfit for plain sewing, hemming, Ac. We simgly ask an examination to verify all we state. SUB-AGENCIES : -G. W. Baker, 220 King St. Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del. TRAVELLING Special Agent. Wilmington. gents : Daniel Whiting, V. . T. Gnllnher, John Avery, George W. Gravnt w in. w . Lynam, Joshua Brown, Jamo3 L. Kelley. O. PATRONI, Office and Warerooms, 511 1CIÎ40 STREET WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. June 13—ly Select fJoetni. ONLY A BOY. Only a tioy, witli liis noise anil fun, The veriest monster uniter the sun ; As brimful of mischief, and wit, unit glee, As ever a human frame can be, And as laird to manage ns—what? ah me 1 'Tis hard to tell, Yet we love him well. Only a hoy, with his fearful tread, Who cannot be driven, but must be le.d ; Who troubles the neighbors' dogs and cats, And tears more clothes, and spoils more hats, Loses more kites, and tops, and bats, ould stork a store car or more. Only a boy, with his wild, strange wajs, With his idle hours or his busy days; With his queer remarks and his odd replies, Sometimes foolish and sometimes wise, Often brilliant for one of bis size, As a meteor burled the planet world. Tin For a y V Only a boy, v If nature goes If intemperance, Conspire not to rob us of this our heir, Our blessing, our trouble, Our torment, our joy ! "Only a boy." ho will be a man, with her first great plan— •r some fatal rest, our care Select jètoi'i). Fr the Lady's Friend\ for August. LOVE AND PRIDE. r.Y ELLA WHEELER. I think Editli St. Ledger haughtiest, proudest woman I I do not believe in pride of any dcserip tion. Let us have unlimited self-respect, and something of self-esteem, PriJc ; /or all pride is false and sinful iu the sight of Heaven. Yet Edith St. Ledger had it in almost every form. She was born with a taint "of it, and it bad been the daily and hoar U lesson taugli lier by her proud futli until, at twenty-one years of age, she was all bis vaiu old heart could desire. Site was proud of her ancient and •nantie name, brought down through many generations from a princess whose beauty and accomplishments had made her the envy of queens ; proud of her aristocratic home, of her untarnished name, of her own fair self. Indeed, like Miss Mac Bride, was the ever saw. but no er, ro no " .She w proud of her beauty, and proud of her pride." Yet she was not at all supercilious overhearing, with all her priilo : she too well-bred and too proud for that. And she had many friends, though intimates ; and she had had many offers, as one so fair an attractive must needs have—-eligible ones, too: young Wallace, son of a retired merchant, and worth half a million—spotless integrity, and the beau ty of an Apollo ; Carroll James, widower, rolling in wealth ; Albert MacLeon, wealthy, and a scion of nobility. But Edith St. Ledger turned haughtily away from these and many others, and still sat beneath her father's roof, "in maiden meditation, fancy free." " Waiting for a king in a golden chariot, drawn by twen ty-four steeds, to come and call for her." So said some. But whatever the cause might be, I was very glad that she still sat there, on one morning in J une when I received a note from her. " It is very lonely here just now," sh^ wrote, "and I am pining for something of society. I want you and a few friends to come down for a fortnight or three weeks. Tho country is at its best, and I promise you a pleasant visit. Jcrold extends invitation to your brother, and requests him to bring a few of his friends. Jcrrold was Miss St. Ledger's brother, n g a y* pleasant youth, ono year younger than his sister, and with only a small por tion of the family pride. I showed tho letter to John. " We will go, of course?" I asked. "Of course," John responded. "It soctne to mo Miss Edith has come down peg to ask us. and wo ought to encourage her in her efforts to reform. Yes, we'll go. I will take Charley Dorris, Jerome Leicester, Leander Covil, and Ben West. That will be just a nice little company." "Ben West!" I exclaimed. "Why, John, he mustn't go." "I'd like to know why?" demanded John. " Plain enough," I answered ; "ho is neither rieh nor aristocratie, and is not at all with tho St. Ledger set. wild, reekless wag and wit, and I they will never forgive you if he goes." "I can't help it, then," said John. "Jerrold said bring some friends, and Ben West is my best friend, and ho goes, if/go." I was vexed and alarmed, but I knew it was useless to say more. Ben West, tho wildest, strangest, most nious of mortals, who had nothing but his handsome face to recommend him ! he to be a guest of the St. Ledgers. "Not a bad fellow, I guess," people said of him, "hut so peculiar—hut so wild," always tho after clause following whatever meagre praise had been bestowed. That he was peculiar, was undeniable. Ho had been half around tho world, and worked his passago all the way. Ho had been expelled from collcgo when not half way through for non-obeyaneo of rules ; had studied law and medicine, and after six months at each, dieeovered that neith er was congenial to his tastes. Then he became a temperance lecturer. Ben's father had died a drunkard, and I used to think his only serious and earnest or was in it he no an St. ask "it ing just He is ' a am sure unceremo thoughts were upon the temperance ques tion. At length he took to farming, anil in this lie succeeded well, and as he told us, had one of the best farms in the West. But ho tired of that, and, renting his farm, eanio East, and was now clerk in a mercantile establishment. Brother John was a partner in the house, and I think this clerk was dearer to him than any of his upper ton friends. And it was through this that Beu West got into our set. He never sought it, never was presuming or familiar in any way. But there was not a man of my acquaintance that carried his head any higher than Ben West. And somehow ho commanded respect, with all his wild ways and careless witticisms. Nevertheless, I shivered a little when he was introduced to Edith St. Ledger. But he carried himself like an emperor, and Edith was as coldly gracious as to Leander Covil, the millionaire. " Perhaps she doesn't know who he is," I thought, and dreaded the time when she should. Not that she would bo at all civil, or by word or deed express her dis pleasure ; but I felt that John and i would lose favor in her eyes ; and she was such an aristocratic friend to claim. I was on ly a silly city girl, you know. We chanced to stand by tho hall door that evening, when Mr. St. Ledger and lady, and brother John, came from the garden. "Who is this Mr. West, John? He is the only gentleman of the party I have never seen." It was the even voice of Mr. St. Lod ger. I watched Edith's faoo as the an swer came—" One of my clerks ; the best fellow that breathes,"—but her face was cold and reserved as ever. " A clerk ! Ah ! he must be quite re markable to deserve such praise from you, Mr. Defoe." un And I knew his old heart was shut forever to Ben West by his freezing tone. " This is the gentleman who has pur sued so many different vocations, and is altogether so peculiar, is it not, whom I beard your brother speak of last winter?" It was Edith 8t. Ledger who spoke, and I saw uow that she knew Ben's his tory. . " Yes," I said, " and I ought to apolo gize for his presence. He is not of our set; but John calls him his best friend, and was determined to bring him. I was much opposed to it." " It is di p here in tho air ; let us go in," and Edith closed tho door and turned toward the parlor. So tho conversation ended, Änd I was no nearer her foeliugs upon the subject than before. The next morning wc entered upon the pleasures we had planned. There was an exploring expedition to the woods in search of a suitable spot for a prospective picnic. Miss St. Ledger was unusually brilliant that day, and Leander Covil lingered at her side, spellbound. Everybody knew the bachelor millionaire was " head and cars" in love with Miss St. Ledger. And every body knew that Miss St. Ledger was as cold to him as she was to his predecessors. Coquetry was not her line. Her lovers need never be iu doubt concerning her feelings, for that cold look in the clear eyes, und the proud turn of the head, meant "no" as surely as the spoken word And yet they never would believe it until it came from her lips. She was icily cold to Leander Covil that day. I walked just behind them, and saw it all. Every attempt at a compli ment was met with that proud curve of the neck and head. And I said to my self—"His fate is sealed and why can't he sco it." Wo had prepared ourselves with small baskets containing dinner, to bo eaten in tho woods. Our respective escorts car ried them, but Mjss St. Ledger held her own. did. "I beg of you let mo carry," pleaded Mr. Covil for the third time. "Let us all rest under this tree," was Miss St. Ledger's only response. And there was a general halt along tho line, and a rest for a few moments. " Come, laggards," cried Ben West, starting up, "l am in haste to reach the wood. Let us go on and get dinner." Everybody laughed, as they always did when Ren West spoke, lie said so many funny things that people were always pre pared for them, and laughed whatever the words proved to be. " Mr. West," called the voice of Edith St. Ledger, and all the conversation was hushed to listen. Mr. West turned courteously. "Well, Miss St. Ledger ?" " Will you be so kind as to carry my basket—it is getting tiresome ?" " With the greatest pleasure," and Ren West resumed his place with basket in hand. No wonder there was a moment's si lence, and Leander Covil's lip curled. For he never knew tho proud Edith to ask a favor of any man before. Wc reached the wood, and our escorts resigned tho baskets for us to prepare lunch, while they cleared away tho un derbrush. " Ah!" sighed Ren, as he seated him self in the circle around the dainty feast, "it was tho thought of this moment that strengthened me through our weary pil grimage. This was the beacon light lur ing mo on—this the stuft' on which I leaned. A general laugh went around, hut Mr. Covil curled his lip. " What a clown the fellow is !" he said just loud enough for Miss St. Ledger's ears. I saw her curve her neck, and when we returned she walked with Ben West. The next day we had an equestrian ex cursion. Mr. devil sought my sido—to pique Edith, I thought. But she rode on, seemingly unconscious, with Jerome Leicester, until his girths had to be tight ened, when Bon West, who had ridden alone, tilled the vacancy. I heard Edith St. Ledger laugh as she had never laughed before that day; and 1 wondered if she had really turned coquette, lie did not seek her side on our return, and she rode with Charles Dorris, her old proud self again. Our picnic came oil' in due time, just when strawberries were ripe. It was largely attended, and Ben West was the life of the company. It was that day I read the proud heart of Edith St. Ledger. We were standing together, with Mr. Oo vil, under au oak, a little apart from the others. Ben had said something very funny in that grave way of his, and there was a perfect shout of laughter raised. "What a brainless clown that West is," Covil said. I believe he never had a se rious or sensible thought in his life." Edith St. Ledger turned away her face, and seemed to be looking at a group of children. But I saw a deep, quick color rise to her face, her lips quivered, and her large, cold eyas grew warm, and filled with tears. And then I knew .that Edith St. Lodger loved Ben West. They did not seek each other's society after this, openly, at least ; and I think 1 was the only oue of the party who hud a suspicion of her secret. It was the third week of our visit, and wc were to start cityward in two days. Ben West was not going back with us. lie hud received communications from the West, and must return to his farm. I was out in the garden, sitting just outside a rustic arbor. It was late twi light, and I did not see that there were forms approaching until I heard tho voice of Bon West and Edith St. Ledger as they entered the arbor. Well, I could have gone away, but I sat still and listened. And dare you say you would not have done the same? "I was mad, crazed, I know, ever to think of you," I heard Ben West say. " But I did think of you—and to think of you is to love you. I give you tho first and tho last love of my heart. I did not know I could love until I saw you. I know now I am not the shallow senseless clown you think, Edith St. Ledger. I sometimes feel like grinding these men who sneer and scoff at me under my heel, knowing and feeling that, in tho sight of God, I live a better life than they. The mortal does not live—never lived—who could say I over harmed soul or body. And many a one ilocs live, thank God, who thinks kindly aud gratefully of mo to-day. I tell you this not to boast, hut because I cannot bear to go away, never to see you again, without telling you what I am, not what I soem." He paus ed here, aud I heard the voice of Edith, low and tremulous. " I have not thought as harshly of you as you think I have thought. I think-" and something of a sob choked her speech. "Edith, can it bo—O Edith!" and I knew that Benjamin West was a happier man just then then ho ever dreamed of being on earth. The silence was broken by him. go West to morrow night on the twelve o'clock train. I have a humble, very hum ble home to offer you. There will be no voice to hid you God speed ; but will you go with me." " If I go, it must be without tho con sent of parents and friends. Y T ou know what they would say. I love you, I love you—hut oh ! how can I leave them all?" She broke off, weeping softly. " You must think of this, Edith, and do just as your heart tells you. I offer you iny whole life, and God knows I will tenderly care for you. But do not come unless you can give yourself in lovo and faith to my keeping. I shall bid farewell to my friends to-morrow evening. If you say * good-by,' I shall know it is forever. If only 'good-night,' I shall know what it means, and at eleven I will be in the lane with a carriage. "Good-night, Edith," and he kissed her and was gone. Tho next evening the gentlemen linger ed long over their wine. " Come, Ben, drink with us this last night of a pleasant month," cried young St. Ledger, holding up a glass invitingly. "I never drink wine, or any liquor whatever," I hoard Ben answer as wo passed out of the room. And a beautiful flush of joy and content stolo over Edith's face. " I An hour later, Ben West made his adieex. He passed around the room, shaking hands and speaking words of fare well, and came to Edith last. " I may never see you again, Miss St. Lodger," he said quietly ; but I saw his hand tremble und his face quiver. "Good by." And I held my breath to hear her response. It was low, and not audible across tho room. " Good-night, Mr. West. I trust we shall meet again," and she gave him her hand. And I alone knew the emotions of those two hearts. I did not retire with tiie household that night, hut waited in my room till almost eleven. Then I Btole softly down to tho hall, just as Edith St. Ledger, cloaked aud veiled, was gliding through tho door. I laid my hand on lier arm. " Hush!" I said, as she started in ter ror. " I heard all in tho harbor to-night, and I want to ask you if you know what this step means. No more case and idle ness, luxury and pleasure. Ben West is is a poor man and a farmer." " Yes," she said, " I know. It means a better life than I have lived. It means something nobler than I have ever known. Ben West is the otdy man I ever loved, and I am going with him. Good-night." And she was gone. " She is won ; they are off over bank, bush, and scaur. They'll have fleet steeds that follow, quoth young Lochinvar," I said to myself as I sought my pillow. You can imagine the next morning. A little note told tho story, and Edith St. Ledger's haughty father crushed it under his heel, and eursed his daughter forever. But curses are no tas fatal and terrible as they used to be in this cursing age. For Edith West is very, very happy, she writes mo, and her husband is dearer to her every day, and her beautiful children are the flowers of tho West. And she hasn't a bit of pride left. Besides all this, her father and mother wero .out to visit her last fall, and he brought back with him, and showed mo proudly, a curl of " the baby's" hair. So it euds like a fairy tale, you sec. Surely love castcth out pride. lor the Middletown Transcript. LETTER FROM KM XT COUNTY, AID. Mr. Ed it or ; —l'erhupa your quon dam correspondent " Siuapis" has conclu ded that the weather has been sufficiently warm without mustard. What with tho intense beat, the dry weather, and poor crops, the people of this ilk think there is abundant ground for long faces and short purses ; yet a bettor philosophy and a truer spirit of enterpri would dictate a differeut temper. And they who can accept cheerfully tile situa tion and with elastic energy " try again," will hardly shorten their lives thereby. The excessive sultriness of tho be as the you do or, of is dies of and ho zc summer has not been favorable to political agita tion, yet the elements are beginuiug to move for a vigorous fall campaign. The Kads. are moving ; a meeting was lately held at night in a dark corner of Kent, in dingy old darkey church, to hear speech es from Judge Hugh L. Bond and the Ifun. General 11. Clay Graicford, of Ches II. Clay ! " Alas 1 to what base uses do we come at last !" II. Clay C. is the XY Amendment orator of tho mongrels of Kent. He makes ink. lias a photographic gallery and makes pic tures aud perhaps originals, printing press, and rumor has inspired the hope that he would print a paper. It is not known what name it will receive, but is not tho only nameless tiling which claims paternity from him. A suitable name might be found iu tho character of its founder aud that it may not suffer iu this regard, a suggestion to call it " The Aco of Spades and Dark Lantern," might not be inappropriate. He may yet get a nomination to Congress from his woolly headed confreres. But what of Democra cy ? IIou. Mr. Ilambletou has alicuated many friends by his blunder iu voting for the continuation of the odious aud tertown. lie lie has a oppres sive Income Tax, and is not the man for the battle now to be waged, a battle of desperation. I have heard several good tioued, yet I hardly think the right yet before the public. The Democratic party needs as its Congressional candidate democrat from principle, a high-minded honourable man, of age and experience in political affairs, of ability not only to press his views, hut of sufficient discretion know when to keep silent, know the people well, aud their wants ; he should be identified with them in principle and interest, and be thoroughly sant with party tactics, would unite the Democratic and Conserva tive elements of this District, and such a man is Col. George Gale, of Kent. It is be hoped that the nominating tion will cousider well nut his claims, but his fitness and ability to unite all classes against the bine skins and hybrids of this District. Col. Gale can heat them, it is doubtful if another man can. names men man cx lie should conver Such a man conven es, no es to ton do. of of Tho Kail Road—not the Kent County It. but tho Chestcrtown ltail Iload is now on its first and last logs. Tito wiseacres who direct it ate prepar- ing to run it from Dwyer's into town, and -keep it The road bed between Dwyer's and Bacon's has been bought, graded and fencing paid for, but they abandon that section, and at an expense of £60,000 run into town, and propose to run it out again an expense of £70,000, making a dead loss to tiie stock holders of £135,000, and then what? They will have no road, and only as uow one market,—and no power control what they have built. This whole thing is a shameful swindle, secured bogus votes of men who never bought and paid for a single share of stock. Somo rich developments may yet be made anent this concern, but my timoand your space does not now admit thereof. Why did Why was it not commenoed at Deep Land ing and enormous freightage saved ? Why have not the ono-sharo stock-holders a round Chestcrtown been made to pay up? For what speoifio purpose wore these one sharr and ono-day stock-holders drummed up? Can any director tell ? If not per haps somo one else can. A great splutter was made, amid dining, riding, feasting, junketing nnd whiskey guzzling to get the bonds of the company endorsed by tiie ci of Baltimore ; why was it not done ? Who in Chestcrtown made efforts to thwart ? Can any one tell ? Or daru no tell tales out of school ? Yot the lower part of Kent gave her share in tho State's subscription, £20,000 then, by a slight curve, to there. are not tho road go to Middletown ? or tion. and ply nil, ouc —gave one-fifth tiro amount of tax for' bonds £2(1,000—and subscribed liberally to build the road, tind yet a few men rep resenting in all not more than £8,000 or £10,000 worth of stock deprive this por tion of tho county of any benefits of the road. Strange that a stockholder should ex press these views, Is it not ? Will it not tend to depreciate the bonds and make the stock worthless? Bah! why sing psalms to a dead donkey ? j What use can thero be in puffing up a defunct enterprise? All parties in any Way interested had bet ter know at once that the Hoad was stran gled in its infancy by its dry nurse, the Board of Directors. The clear sighted prudent men who jield tho bulk of tho stock wero kept back, and their influenco nullified by a batch of bogus votes manu factured for the occasion, and now, that their money is sunk and with it the inter ests of all others, no one must complain lest the stock should be depreciated. But perhaps there will be a change ; the road may not curve but bo continued to its : proper terminus on tho Chesapeake. The only foundation for this hope is that when the road reaches Chestcrtown the funds will bo exhausted and the P. W. & B. llailroad, with its Delaware branch, may take the Kent branch on its own terms aud finish it Will they? They had ns well do so fir it is under their con trol anyhow, they / plight make it pay and the people of Kent would be accommodat ed with Hail Iload facilities. Yours, &c. Piper. YOUNG MEN IN SOCIETY. A modest and virtuous young man, on first going into society, is apt to bo sorely perplexed upon the question how to make himself agreeable t<!> ladies. lie need not be ashamed of bis perplexity. Washing ton Irving, in oue of iiis early sketches, confessed that a well dressed lady was au object perfectly "awful" to bis young imagination. Wo ^vere onco acquainted with a gentleman of distinction iu publio life, the father of several accomplished daughters, who could not, cvcu to his fif tiotli year, enter a drawing room where ladies were prescuttd without painful em barrassment. It is certainly a good sign for a young man to stand iu souie awo of the beautiful sex. A person of coarse and vulgar mind, who thinks more of himself than bis best friends think of hint, and who knows little of the worth of . good woman's heart, rushes fearlessly iu where an Irving or an Addison would blush to tread. Btlar this in mind, young geuticmeu who blush and stammer in the company of young ladies; the girls are as much afraid of you as you arc of them. You are awkward in your manners, you think. If you think so, it is likely that your youg friends think otherwise ; for the really ill bred fellows that we have never suspected their ill-breeding. And. after all, what is good breeding but hab itual good nature? The simple fact that you wish to please is a proof that you possess, or will soon acquire the power to do so. The good heart aud well-informed mind will soon give grace to the demean or, or will so abundantly atone for the want of it, that its libscncc will never bo noticed. Besides, flic ladies—that is moat of them—like a man who is simple in his manners, provided that they see that there is substance and worth in him. Graceful manners and ready wit arc good as far as they go. But be sure of this, Ü bashful, blushing youth, that, in the society of la dies and of men, you will pass, in tho long run, for what you are worth—no more—no less. The art of pleasing, therefore, is nothing more than the art of becoming an honest, kind, intelligent and high-minded man. Such a man, be ho graceful as Chesterfield or awkward as Caliban, all worthy women trust and love. Queer People.-— Tho Dunkards, that peculiar sect of religionists, who have several settlements in Pennsylvania and Ohio, have recently started another near Knob Noster, Mo. They build no church es, but bold their religious services in barns or in the open air. They support no regular minister», but each one preach es who chooses, or can get an audience to listen to him. Candidates arc admitted to membership by being plunged threo times, feet foremast, into the water. They have stated feasts of bread and mut ton soup, after which they administer the sacrament very much as other Christians do. Among their Religious rites is that of washing each cither's feet, which is done in a very solemn and primitive style. Compared with ordinary churches, the Church of the Dunkards is the extreme of simplicity. Palpitation of the Heart. —Thor* are probably few persons who have not a| some timo in their lives had, if not for more than one morpent, palpitation of the heart. Tho disease is dependent on over-, excitement of the nerves of this organ. Where not oausod By discaso of tho heart or its valves, it is not a dattgorous affec tion. The best treatment is perfect quiet and composure. If it continues long, ap ply hot oompresses over tho region of the heart, changing them often. T their tight clothing, nervous excitement, a crowded or unvcnti)atod room, and, above nil, loading tho stomach with indigestible articles of food. o proven! occurrence, avoid over-exertioo, An unpleasant sort of arithmotla—-di. vision among familllos. A fitting opportunity—When yon arq getting measured for a suit et clothes.