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(5^ ♦ / ÏJ r-M v, d 4 if 8 1 mJk h / ry be. » Ü Æ* E w A - s aRsa * O VOL. 3. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 10, 1870. NO. 37. THE PATENT Gem and Hero Fruit Jars. They combine all the ood qualities of Fruit They challenge nnd defy all competi tion. Mark the effective simplicity of their per forraance. Any child gj can use them. They have been test ed for the last three years by the inventor. The fruit is placed in the Jars and properly heated, when the covers aro applied and they seal themselves. They are opened readily, the u Gem being fastened by a screw ring acting '*•» a glass stopper, and the Hero being fastened by ar i. riMli ; V ; ! a screw ring acting on a metal suiting in pressure on the stop per or cap, and gum ring. These JARS perfect i spcct as purchasers will find upon a trial of their merits. •ap re equal every re 1 r FOR SALE, Wholesale »V Retail ! , John A. Reynolds & Sons. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Country merchants supplied at manufacturers prices in quantities of not less than July 2— y - S A VALUABLE FARM AT PRIVATE SALE ! ! Valuable Farm of 305 Acres, situate on Lankford's Bay, Kent county, Md. within half a mile of Edesville, two miies fr Hall, and within half a mile of the Kent co. R. It. all cleared and in cultivation except 30 acres. Within the last three years 40,000 bushels of lime have been applied. There is a young A BEACH ORCHARD Of 5,000 Trees, Three Years Old. And prospect of 2500 boxes of Peaches this season. OVER 130 ACRES IN CORN, good crop. 100 Acres in Wheat, prospect good for 2000 bus. notwithstonding the unfavorable season. 100 Acres of good virgin soil, just grubbed, second year in cc a light and productive vi tli prospect of red and il good Two-Story and tm Attic Brick Building, in good repair, tile necessary Out-Buildings, in good .Schools within half Methodist Churches within t This is Tlie improvements il all •dor. mile, Episcopalian and miles. : of the most desirable farms in the section of Kent county, having fish and SOW 'oysters and all the salt water privileges. Price, $22,000 ; $8,000 cash, and the balance in live equal annual payments. For further information apply at the office of the Middletown Transcript. July 2—tf • in GO days; TO FARMERS ! The Highest Prices Paid for Grain, Delivered the Kent Co. It. It. order of ELI HU JEFFERSON, New Castle, Del. G RAIN bought exclusively satisfaction guaranteed. HAM BO'S AND WHITE'S LIME, Whann's and Baugh's Phosphates, plaster, &c. &c. commission, nnd Orders solicited for Orders by Mail Promptly Attended to. A. T. STOOPS, Dealer in Gtain, Lime, Coal, Fertilizers, &c. Massey's, Kent County, Md. apr 23—tf THOMAS MASSEY, JR. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, jBIatn Street, nearly opposite Walker's Hotel, Middletown, Dclawure C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, &c. neatly and promptly repared. Always on hand and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Silver Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, &c. Dec. 12—tf. D elaware rail road bonds DELAWARE STATE BONDS, NEW CASTLE CO. BONDS, For Stile by GEO. INGRAM & CO. oct. 23—tf F IRST Class Real Estate Bonds for sale by GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. Get 23—tf c AP1TALISTS invited to call and exam ine our list of Securities before investing. Geo. W. Ingram & Co. Oct. 23—tf W ANTE £w*. (STOCK. Highest market rates paid by Oct. 23—tf NA TION AI BANK GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. WOOL WANTED !! T HE highest cash prices paid for WOOL at BOHEMIA MILLS. MURPHEY & REYBOLI). Cassimeres, Kerseys, Yarns, Blankets, &c. al ways on hand, and will be exchanged for Wool If desired. may 14—tf S Reasoned oak and pine wood^ sawed and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to E. T. EVANS. Suit, at $7 per cord, by Fob 19—tf LMINGTON It READING R. R. BONDS For sale by GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. Brokers. w pjet. 23—tf PACIFIC GUANO CO. CAPITAL $1,000,000. JOHN S. REESE & CO. General Agents. OFFICES:—122 South Del. Ave. PHILADEL PHIA, 10 South St. BALTIMORE. SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO. O Fertilizer introduced to the Farmers of the Middle and Southern States has given i* general and uniform satisfaction than this N Guano. The trade in it has steadily increased until the consumption r throughout the entire country exceeds that of any other fertilizer. The large capital involved in its production af fords the surest guarantee of its continued excel lence. The company has a far greater interest in the permanence of its trade than any number of consumers c have ; hence it is the highest interest of the company to put the best Fertilizer into the market, that their unusual facilities, aid ed by the best scientific ability, can produce. This Guano is sold at retail by local agents of the Company throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the Southern States, and by JOHN S. REESE & CO. General Agents for the Co. July 30—3m Register's Order. R EGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle Con ty, August 2nd, 1870. Upon application of John F. Rash and John B. Cooper, Administrators of John II. Rash, late of St. Georges Hundred in said county, dc d directed by the Regis ceased ; it is •dered ter that the Administrators aforesaid, give no tice of the granting of Letters of Administration upon the Estate of the deceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing advertisements to he posted within forty days from the date of such Letters, i county of New Castle, requiring all persons hav ing demands against the estate, to present the same, or abide by an Act of Assembly in such case made and provided. And also to cause the same to be inserted within the same period in the Middldowo Transcript, a newspaper published in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. six of th st public places of the , « x Given under the hand and Seal of Of ^ l. s. Vfico of the Register aforesaid, at New -w ' Castle, in New Castle County aforesaid, the day and year above written. B. GIBBS, lies ster. Notice. —All pers having claims against the estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to the administrai August 2nd, 1871, in such case made before • abide the Act of Assembly d provided JOHN F. RASH, JOHN B. COOPER 1- Ad ) Ail tli .Smyrna, 1X4. REGISTER'S ORDER. EGISTER'S OFFICE, New Castle County, July 15th, 1870. Upon the application of Henry Davis, Executor of Namuel NY. Roberts, late of St. Georges Hun dred, in said county, deceased ; it is ordered and directed by the Register that the Executor aforc s lid, give notice of the granting of Letters Tes tamentary upon the estate of the deceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing adver tisements to be posted ^ the date of sueh Letters, ii places of the county of Ne persons having de present the same, o bly in such to cause the period in the Middletown Transcript , imblishcd in there! R 'Ithin forty days fi six of the most public Castle, requiring ull ds against the estate, to abide by an Act of Assem ise made nnd provided. And also • ithin the same : to be inserted •spa per Middletown, nnd to be continued two mouths. Given under the hand and Seal of Office of the Register aforesaid, at New Castle, Castle county aforesaid, the day and B. GIBBS Register. Ne year above litten. NOTICE.—All persons having claims against ,thc estate of the deceased must present the same duly attested to the Executor, on or before July 10tii, 1871 or abide the Act of Assembly i case made and provided. July 30-2 ■h 1IENRY DAVIS, Executor. A d d r css—M id d le t o w n, Del. CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE!! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. T HE undersigned takes this method to inform his friends and the the public in general, on baud a superior stock of CIGARS AND TOBACCO, Which lie offers at very reasonable rates, and which cannot fail to please. Among the Tobaccos are the following: Best Black Navy Tobacco. Best Monitor Navy Tobacco. Best Black Cavendish Tobacco.. Best Plain Light Tobacco. Best Rough and Ready Tobacco that lie has .80 Cents. .90 .90 .$ 1.00 .$1.15 GIVE IIIM A CALL. JOHN T. HAYES, 1 Door East of National Hotel, Middletown, Del. npr 23—tf DR. THOMAS H. GILPIN Graduate of tlie Pennsylvania College of DENTAL SURGERY, AVING located in Middletown, und suc ceeded Dr. J. J. Vanderford, respectfully offers his professional II to the public. REFEUENCES. Dr. T. L. Buckingham, Dean of Pennsylva nia College of Dental Surgery. Dr. E. T. Darby, 906 Walnut street, Pbila. Dr. Thomas II. Musgrove. Elkton, Md. Dr. II. H. Mitchell. " " Samuel B. Foard, Esq. " " Rev. Henry H. Mathews " " march 5—tf. JUST RECEIVED. O VER 2000 Pieces or well se lected WALL PAPER, which I will sell at New York and Philadelphia retail prices : also a large variety of Borders to suit. D. L. DUNNING. march 12—tf Wanted gage, liberal—apply to Geo. W. Ingram & Co. Bond and Mort ,000 Oct. 23 —tf ★ ✓ € U\ TA w V y liTy r»m«n 2J? ¥ THE AMERICAN Buttonhole, Overseaming, Sewing Machine, Has tho following advantages most all other Sewing Machines in the market : over 1 It has a tension thread Inch prevents cutting of • dropping of stitches. 2 It has the most powerful construction, which will insure good work for a quarter of a century. 3 It sews thy lightest cambric and the usual shoe leather without any strait 4 It lias a feed bar which o whatever. i be lowered or raised at will, thus adapting it to all kinds of material. 5 It is impossible to get the machine out of der unless by rust, dust c get out of order by C It has the highest attainable speed, making 2,200 stitches per minute by foot, and 3,000 by steam. 1 J 7 It is the lightest running shuttle machine. 8 It makes the most beautiful lock stitch. 0 It has the handsomest appearance. 10 It has the strongest, most convenient, hand somely polished, braced table, with drawer and board to prevent soiling the dress. 11 Its cover is polished, fitting and locked as a little trunk. There is nothing better than this preserve the machine. taking apart. It will to 12 It has straight needle. 13 F ' Bobbins hub] n spool of ration, is the best hemmer. 14 It In IS II litis the mo.'t complete attaclnne Jnck-of-ttlI-trnd es, hems, fells, hinds tucks, braids and rallies. at, tli.> bastes, 10 It is : simple as any machine ii the mar ket. 17 It needs but little time to leur its opora tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. ID It sews on another at the st t a ch ment or These adv straight while puffing it basting, at piece ï time withe after work. tages combine a sewing machine for the family use it steadily in all kinds of work, equal c adv the best qualities of t to ho w Nothing he found in the tages of all the kuown, while obviating all their faults. -ay of combining the achiues now THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN Possesses alone other machine eve d undisturbed, there bei pretending them : ig no 1 It 111 tion than a larger arm and stronger constru ny family machine, admitting Jarg Pieces ol work, thus fitting the nn and manufactu ' need of two room. •bine to family g purposes as well, without It has 8]x5 inches clear uchincs. 2 It hems any width or thickness, fr of an inch cambric to 2 inches beaver 1-1G 3 It binds a skirt :oat, hut without any braid binding whatever. 4 It folds up the brim of 5 It hat to any fullness. ' Brussels carpet. verseams a sheet 0 It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of material. any size on any D It has the braiding machine which makes braid of size or color at the rate of 150 yards per hour. This sells for $10 extra. 10 It always w the first premium at exhibition in which it 1ms been entered. very THE AMERICAN Can bo had us a piai sewing machine without the buttonhole and overseaming, nt $15 less tliun the given prices. tant a few reliable agents everywhere, to whom we will tnnko it nu object to sell these lur machines. Wc popul Machines will be sent to any address of price. Every machine has plain sewing, hemming, &c. We simply ask an examination to verify all s täte. receipt full outfit for wc SUB-AGENCIES : Special Agent.— G. W. Baker, 220 King St. Wilmington. Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del. TUAYELLING AGENTS : Dauiel Whiting, Wm. W. Lynuiu, Joshua Brown, Win. T. Gallahcr, John Avery, George W. Gravat, James L. Kelley. Ci. PATEONI, Office and Warerooms, 511 KIISTG STREET WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. June 18—ly Select jJoetnj. Harper's Magazine for September. A SUNSET MEMORY. Frc BY AZELI.A M. SMITH. Once as fell the shades of evening At the close of the long day, Sat we, in the lcngtlieni In the old time fi shadows MV— Sat we, till the stars came gleaming, Through the twilight soft and gray. We had watched the golden sunset Fading in the crimson west, While upon the glowing hill tops Clouds of amber seemed to rest, Till the twilight closed around them, In her hazy mantle dressed. Then I listened to the story That his lips so fondly told ; Words of passionate devotion, Words of love that ne'er grow cold ; Filling all my heart with lightness, Threading all my life with gold. Always, when the sunset glory Trails above the Western hills All the music ofthat story Through my inmost being thrills— is my sad 1 And with peace my spirit fills. Ti rt to rejoicing, Since I first Love's tasted le's abyss— All Lite's choicest hopes been wasted : But my visions now of bliss : founded glad hour in this. ÏCtl y s have swept to Ti In that other Life On the Yet ay roll nnd tempests gather, Storms may cloud youth's azure sky, Brightest locks may blanch to silver, * Frosts of Ti : may dim the ev But a pure heart's first devotion Always lives—it cannot die. (Original ^ketches. From Homespun ." A MORNING AT THE BROOK. A BEAUTIFUL SKETCH. How much comes of association ; and that is the delicious fruit of observation, of temperaincut and of time. A brook is, of itself, an idle little thing; yet it pos sesses very varied combinations of power, after it lias once found its way through a susceptible heart. A tree stands out stat uesquely in the landscape—simply a tree —but we full into a pleasant habit of sit ting in its shadow, and of silently tolling over the stori. of our sorrows and joys, of our desires and disappointments to the green thatch it builds above our heads,— and from that day this tree bee friend, a confidant, and, in truth, a part of our very selves. Out of the twelve months of the ties a year, June and October aro our especial favor ites. Perhaps October is fuller of what are really deep delights, the atmosphere then having an infusion-—as tho skyey cope has a coloring—of that genuinely spiritual quality which rains down for the soul the true manna of nourishment. The sights and sounds of delicious June possibly more seusuous than those of drea my October; the earth, tho sky, the waters, birds, trees, buds—all are expressive of the emphasis of promise; and that presents its appeal to the heart through tho senses, making it leap at last, in its very overplus of joy. Put Nature is especially given to contrasts; thus she produces liar finest effects. June being so wholly distinct from October, its very name reading like a poem in the calendar, it might be expec ted that the experiences it brings freshly every year might bo distinct also. June is the eastern, as October is tho western gate of tho year. She trips in across a carpet of brightest verdure, the posts and pillars and arch at the entrance clustered with vines aud burdened with roses. She goes out in majestic pomp and state, canopied with skies that reflect dazzling hues, the cool green transmuted now to scarlet and purple, orange and gold. Yet, Juno does hut throw October into brighter and more beautiful relief. Each makes a fine foil for the other; and, for ourselves, having been so long in tho habit of coupling these heavenly months, it never falls to "our fortune to enjoy the one without thinking of the other also. A Juno morning was newly born to us not many months ago, of which we feel very certain that we had dreams before hand, for many a year. It is true, wo had drunk the breath of many a June morning in its beauty, but of none before like this. It was ours, tho moment it dawned, and as such it was instinctively laid hold of. So, indeed, do all things in nature belong to us, if we could but trace the divine right of possession and use. We awoke with the low trill of the liest bird—the song of a tawuy-brcasted robin, whoso little heart was swelling with love for its household treasures in hard by. With that first gush of song our soul came to life again. While tho morning's gray still enveloped everything out of doors, we made haste to put on daily attire, and crept silently down the stairs, while the household were yet wrapt iu slumber. Hastily disposing of a cold bite, aud swallowing a draught of sweet night's milk, wo shouldered our hirelt fishing-rod and sallied forth for a little thread of a brook whose every wayward twist and turn had long been familiar. It cost a tramp of a mile or more. The dust in the country road lay a little matted under the dews, while, ns wo trudged on, we caught tho ever welcome sound of the cattle lowing iu the pastures, impatient for the return of companions that yarded the night before, the lightest breeze astir, an early bird flitted across from one road side covert to another, offering us the welcome of a true fellowship with a quick arc tree were There was not Now and then, chirp and the rustle of a brown wing.— The dappled cast was rapidly becoming glorified with the colors that were begin ning to pile themselves in sueh splendid array. As wo pushed on up the road, more solitary in thought than if the hour were that of midnight, it very forcibly occurred to us how much they were the losers who never left their beds out of the accustomed hours. Here was a little fresh morning jaunt, worth many times the trouble it cost, for it took us almost insensibly into the realm of new experien ces. We scaled some mossy bars, ranged off down a slope among a few stunted apple trees, and to be brief, were not long in reaching tho brookside. Close by was a strip of woods; into which we plunged for a few minutes only, that no possible im pression of the morning might be lost upon In that cool twilight which seemed braided by bough and leaf, the bird family just getting up and coming down from their airy chambers. They called gaily one to another from out the windows of their different apartments, and their piping voices echoed through every sylvan arch and along every leafy corridor. The green and velvety mosses under foot were scarcely damp, and the short grasses hard ly held a pearl on the points of all their blades, such complete protection the dense umbrage offered against the night dews. In the heart of the morning silence— which is an awakening rather than a drea ming silence—we were startled by tho noise of young cattle roving through the wood, breaking down the tender under growth of shrub and brush, and half-tim idly, half-boldly advancing within eye-shot of so unfamiliar an intruder. Their wild eyes answering to the Homeric epithet, were as full of lustre as the beads of dew that Night had scattered over tho grass of the meadow. Emerging from this verduous temple, and leaving the happy birds behind us, we crept stealthily down to the edge of the wimpling stream, and made the first cast of the morning. Tho brook, stood, was scarcely bigger than our body, —which wo cannot in conscience assert has not waxed somewhat since that day; and the shy little Naiad seemed trying to hide itself among the sedges and under the long, rushy grasses. Wo stood knee deep now in the wet and matted jungle of the morning, while all around us, insects without name or number, were just start ing up to enjoy ibe gay sport of their span long summer existence. And while in this half-surprised posture, up came the flaming sun over the eastern hills, and be gan pouring its golden glory like a flood into the sparkling basin of the meadow. As we tramped along, making a fresh cast of the line with every few steps, each advance revealed to the delighted eye new er and expanded charms. Now the spirit took in the meaning of the freshness and sweet fragrance of Morning. Snatches from the rural poets came singing their way into our heart, like golden-zoued bees driving homeward with their freights of honey. Over night, the busy spiders, with the instinct of Penelope, had spun slenderest ropes of very gossamer, and swung them across from one grass-spire to another, each rope, like a suspension bridge, heavy with its string of pearly dews, which the fancy delighted to be lieve early passengers. We frightened a callow bird out of its hiding-place among the tussocks, where he wu3 squatted with upturned bill, waiting in dumb patience for the coming of his provident mother. A lithe and string-like black snake uncoiled himself from the fork of an alderbush, and slid down with a slump, that is in our cars now, into the water. The homely che wink advertised us of her brisk wherea bouts, by her musical monotone in the neighboring thicket of birches little yellow-poll played an eager air ou his bagpipe, as if ho would frankly ask us how we liked that , so bright and early in the morning. The polyglottal bobolink careered in a sort of drunken delight a cross the level stretch of meadow, and alighted on a frail rush stem at last, to swing out the rest of tho little joy he had not strength to sing. By and by, the voices of boys could be heard over on the opposite hill-sides, screaming their shrill "Go-long!" to cows that were too slow for their temper. Next the hissing sound of scythes, grinding for the morning's work down in the mowing. Then a cait, rattling with a great noise over a stony length of the road. And now, cattle lowing to one another from all the hill-sides,—and young calves bleating, —and the whole day fairly awake with its sounds of life and activity. Still, along down through the meadow we pursued our devious way, casting and recasting our line in the water, twisting our path just as the little brook twisted its own course, —errant and tortuous,—that kept whis pering and smiling, prattling and laugh ing to us, till we ached to know of what pleasant secret tho sprite would wish to unburden itself to our cars. How many speckled beauties were ours, as a tribute from the little brook that mor ning, a peep into our creel would have readily disclosed ; but wo found finer things to feed on than trouts in that charm ed spot, greatly as wo admire and lovo even them. Such a morning, three good hours long as we made it, lies in my memory now like the fresh picture of a world of which we feel that, in some previous existence, perhaps, we may once havo dreamed. It was every whit itself. Nothing else could be like it. It would be styled a very cheap pleasure by many, because there us. won: wile re we A g ! 'Y was no carriage hire needed to reach it ; but such are the only pleasures, let us re member, that are afterwards called up as the green .spots of the lifetime. Nothing of this sort can be found up for sale. Mo ney bears no relation to it. High health, deep lungs, an open eye, ready percep tions, and a fresh and innocent heart,— these are all the few and simple condi tions. And yet the world hurries to Newport and the Springs for pleasure, and is bored to death with the delights it enjoys in sueh surfeit! A little idle brook, romp ing out of the alder thickets and stealing down through the open meadows, shall, for true tranquility and genuine satisfac tion, put all their artifices to shame. We never turn away our face from the brook side and start homewards, without repeat ing the exquisite lines quoted by gentle Izaak Walton and eredited by the Father of Angling to Sir Henry Wotton :— " May pure contents :ver pitch their tents Upon these downs, these these mountains ; And peace still slumber bv the Which we may ev Meet whe ! ads, these cks, purling fountains \ w year c come a-fishing here " WHAT A WIVE GIVES HER HUSBAND. "In marriage, a man gives everything and a woman nothing," I heard a gentle man say the other day. " Of course it is an object to woman to marry, and none to man." Now, I'm not "strong-minded," nor desirous of proving that women suffer wrongs which can only be righted by their possession of the ballot-box; but when I hear a speech like that above recorded, I admit that it makes my blood boil, gives everything, docs he? Certainly he gives half of all his worldly possessions, if he chooses, and provides, by labor of kind, generally the raw material of household comfort; but woman, speak, cooks that raw material for him. He hires the house, or buys it ; she makes of the house a home. When she marries, if she have one particle of commou sense, she knows that there lies before her a path where duties are scattered thickly —duties that may be sweet, for love's sake, but which of themselves arc so hard that a man would never take them up. It is not her purse, and ns much of her time as she chooses, that the wife gives ; that is the husband's portion of th riage contract. She lays upon the altar her person, her liberty and all the hours of all her days, to bo used for him and for his oflsprin shall live. Yc Man some SO to e mar thenceforth while they , and she knows this.— If you who hold your bride's hand at the altar, holding them a true, good woman's hand, believe that what you can give her to eat and to drink aud to woar arc her temptations to wifehood, you ken. The fortune-hunter feminine is of the same hand as the fortune-hunter euline, and is as rare. To win her bread decently is now possible to any girl woman, aud it is only one made of the stud'that degenerates into a Formosa Anonym who marries merely to havo her hills paid for her. This creature who gives'you nothing, to whom you give all, as you vainly imagine, takes the great burden of wifehood upon her shoulders because she loves you—because, to min ister to your comfort in health, to he your nurse in illness, to share your joy or sor row, your prosperity or adversity, have become the cheerful pleasures of her life. a aro nnsta mas a a or You Jo not know, perhaps, that tho game of housekeeping is as intrieato as the game of chess, aud that it is one that must never be lost; that this regular pro vision of your meals, this beautiful rangement of your household belongings, this making of the home, is a work of care and thought and time that, ill orwell, tho wife must supervise; that au hour's ne glect would be manifest for a whole day ; that to make all comfortable for you, your wife must abuudon her relaxations, Iter friendships, the doleo far niento of her life almost together ; that she, unless ex ceptionally well off, may never take a morning walk or read a favorite hook, touch her piano, her pen or pencil, until she is sure that all tho household tasks are accomplished. How often that ment arrives let women decide. It is hard to come to the end of a circle 1 do not mean to represent a wife as being in a constant state of wretchedness and toil, of course, hut that she accomplished her task cheerfully, and feels well repaid by a loving word aud a loving kiss, for ach ing limbs and weary hands and intellec tual deprivation doe# not make this gift of her time less valuable. I)o you suppose also, my good mau, that woman sacrifices no personal priv ileges on her wedding day? You are very much mistaken, if you think matter how you may turn out—and there is no guessing at that beforehand—you must be the only man in tho world to her thenceforth She must have no more of those charming half-sentimental friend ships which are so dear to feminine hearts. Instead of trying to please as formerly, she must bear about with her the dignity of matronliood, and this is a hard lesson fo.t some girls to learn. Single, she may always feel entitled to an escort, visit places of amusement, dance, walk, enjoy herself socially with any respectable-single gentleman. Mar ried, according to my code of manners and morals, which, if severe, is safe, she has no such privilege, not choose to take her to thing, she must stay at home, the American fails in his duty, as a gen eral thiug. The Frenchman would be ar mo . No at If her husband does see or hear any Aud here ashamed to visit the theatre without Mad The German takes his better half ame. under his arm, even when he goes to a beer garden. An Kngltsman considers it respectable to ' * take his wife along," whenever he enjoys himself; but the American leaves, his wife to enjoy her "distaff and her babe," while he visits tho theatre, opera and ball-room with some masculine friend, and suffers no compunc tions of conscience in * All consequence, women know this; nnd put it to yoursel ves, gentlemen, whether, if it were in our power to say to you, after marriage : " You shall bo a hermit if I choose; you shall sec neither pictures nor plays, nor hear good music, unless I like to take you," you would fancy that you run no risk and made no sacrifice. Then, leaving all these other little things, there are those other little things, the children. The father oftenest longs for sons and daughters, and each certain ly costs him a certain sum of money ; but it is the mother who, at the peril of her lift*, in such agony and terror as man can net comprehend, brings them into this world—who gives them, during their in fancy, all her days and all her nights, awl makes them by her teaching whatever they become. I do not deny that the children of the man she loves are her most precious jewels. I repeat, that the gift of her whole life, the merging of her ex istence into her busbaud's, is not esteem ed a sacrifice by a loving woman ; and I assert that he can repay her for all if he chooses, but by no house and lands, or gold and gear. His whole heart, his care, and tenderness and lovelike attention is the only true equivalent, and even then the true wife receives no more than she. gives. "Why are you so late?" said a school master to a little urchin, as he entered the room on a cold, slippery morning in February. "Well, sir," replied the boy, "I would take ouc step forward and slide back two." "Indeed!" said the teacher, "then how did you get here at all, if that was the case?" "Oh," said the boy, scratching his head on finding himself caught, "I turned around aud walked tho other way." The Annalist is responsible for the fol lowing equivalent for "Jordan is a hard road to travel." Perambulatory progres sion in the pedestinary excursion along that far-famed thoroughfare of fortune, cast up by the banks of the sparkling riv er of Palestine, is indeed attended with a heterogeneous conglomeration of unfore seen difficulties. "Why do you drive such a pitiful look ing carcass as that ? Why don't you put a heavier coat of flesh upon him, Pat?" "A heavier coat of flesh on hiiu ! By the powers, the poor creature can hardly carry what little there is on him now !" "My son, how did you get so wet?" inquired a mother of her dripping hopeful. "Why, nia, the boys said I dareu'fc jump into the creek, and by jingo, I tell you I aint to be dared," replied the young scape grace. A gallant was lately sitting beside his beloved, and being unable to think of any thing to say, asked her why she was like a tailor. "I don't kuow," said she, with a pouting lip, "unless it's because I am sitting beside a goose." " All, is it possible that you are still alive ?" said a fellow on meetiug ouo whom lie had grossly injured. "Yes, aud kicking," replied the other, suiting the action to the word. Iloosier court, a witness being ask ed how he knew certain persons were man and wife, replied :—" Why, dog on it, haven't I heard them quarreling like dog and eat, more than fifty times !" In "Oli, Tommy, Tommy, that was abom inable in you to eat up your little sister's share of the cake!" "Why, 31a," said Tommy, "didn't you tell mo that 1 was always to take her part t*' "Now children." said a school teacher, "I want you to be very quiet—so quiet that you can hear a pin drop." I minute all was silent, when a little boy cried out—" let her drop. 1 * n a Tho woman who undertook to scour the woods lias abandoned the job, owing to the high price of soap. The last that was heard of her site was skituuiiug the sea. Very few horses eat pickled salmon, but we saw one standing, the other day, before a grocery shop with a bit in his mouth. A Schenectady Justice of the Peace decides that a "verbal contract is not good without a stamp." Why should young ladies never stays ? Because it is so horrid to young girl "tight." wear see a Hops, in the country, run on poles, but at the summer resorts they are spread on the floor. The more debts are contracted the more they expand. An indolent fellow declares lie prefers rolls in bed to rolls fur breakfast.