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VOL. 3.
NO. 33.
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
w 1
a screw ring acting
on a metal cap re
sulting i
in equal
the stop
mid gum
These JARS are
perfect in every re
spect as purchasers
will (iml upon a
trial of their merits.
yjg Wholesale A Retail
! : F
John A. KcynoRL & Sons.
Country merchants supplied at
prices in quantities of not less than one gross.
July 2— y
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
Of 5,000 Trees, Three Years Old.
And a prospect of 2500 boxes of Peaches
this season.
with a prospect of a good ci
100 Acres in Wheat, prospect good for 2000 bus.
notwithstanding the unfavorable sei
soil, just cleared and
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»
Si desirable fi
s in the
The Highest Prices Paid for Grain
•der of
New Castle, Del.
the Kent Co. It. It.
G 1 RAIN bought exclusively on commission, and
T satisfaction guaranteed. Ciders solicited for
Whann's and Baugh's Phosphates,
Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to.
Dealer in Grain, Lime, Coal, Fertilizers, &c.
Massey's, Kent County, Aid.
npr 23—tf
i'ly opposite Wnlkcr'a Hotel,
Mlddli'lown, Delaware
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.
For Sulc by GEO. INGRAM & CO.
oct. 23—tf
IRST Class Real Estate liomls for sale tty
Get 23—tf
Oct. 23—tf
invited to call and exam
list of Securities before investing.
Geo. W. Ingrain a Co.
STOCK. Highest market rates paiil by
Oct. 23—tf GEO. W. INGRAM'A CO.
T IIE highest cash prices paid for WOOL at
Cussimercs, Kerseys, Yarns, Blankets, &e. al
ways on hand, and will ho exchanged for Wool
desired. may 14—tf
Ö and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to
suit, at $7 per cord, by E. T. EVANS.
Feb 19—tf
For sale by GEU. W. INGRAM A CO.
Oçt. *3—tf
ja $.

Buttonhole, Overseaming,
Sewing Machine,
Has the following advantages
most all other Sewing Machines
in the market !
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
5 It
il(T uni
'der by working
Iio-st Attainable speed, making
minute by loot, and 3,000 by
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.
hold a spool of cotton.
15 It lias the
*t complete attachment, the
hems, fells, binds
tucks, 1
•Is ami milles.
1G It
as simple
achiuc in the nmr
17 Tt needs but little time to learn its opera
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
all kinds of work.
of combining the
m*li i
<s now
bile obviating all the
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
.V foniily
2 It hems any width or thickness, from 1-1G
h cambric to 2 inches beaver.
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
0 Tt has the braiding machine
braid of size
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.
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.
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
-G. W. Baker, 220 King St.
Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del.
Special Agent.
gents :
Daniel Whiting,
. T. Gnllnher,
John Avery,
George W. Gravnt
w in. w . Lynam,
Joshua Brown,
Jamo3 L. Kelley.
Office and Warerooms,
June 13—ly
Select fJoetni.
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.
For a y
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).
the Lady's Friend\ for August.
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
was the
ever saw.
but 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
" 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,
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
He is ' a
am sure
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
"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."
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
. " 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
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
"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
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
" 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
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
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
" 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.
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
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
lie has a
sive Income Tax, and is not the man for
the battle now to be waged, a battle of
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
lie should
Such a man
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
not tho road go to Middletown ?
—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
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.
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
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
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.

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