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♦ K • till à Q 1 1 « t ^1 MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1870. VOL. 3. NO. 40. A Perfect Fertilizer for all Crops. BOWERS' COMPLETE MANURE, MADE from Super Phosphate of Lime, Ammonia and Potash. Warranted free from adulteration, and equal In quality to any sold during the last four years. Experience in the use of " Complete Manure" by the best farmers of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and of the New England States, running through a period of four years' trial, has resulted in proving it to be the Best Fertilizer Offered For Sale!! This manure contains all the elements of plant soluble form, containing as well, food food i for giving lasting fertility to the soil. An Undeniable Fact. JIENRY BOWER, Manufacturing Chemist, Gray's Ferry Road , Philadelphia. DIXON, SHARPLESS & CO. Avenue, Philadelphia, Pn. 40 S. Dclawi WILLIAM REYNOLDS 150 South Street, llnltlmorc. Maryland. sale alse l»y Fc JOHN A. REYNOLDS & SONS Middletown, Del. nug 27—2i BANKING HOUSE OF John McLear & Son MO. 003 MARKET STREET, "Wilmington, Delaware (ESTABLISHED 1848.) D EPOSITS of money received on interest dur ing business hou draft at sight, or payable at a time agreed upon as may be desired by the depositor. Persons depositing with the same manner ns upon Banks, which will be paid when presented. We buy, sell and exchange all issues of Gov ernment Bonds at current market prices. Wc buy, sell and collect gold and currency coupons. We execute orders for the purchase and sale of gold, and all kinds of stocks and bonds on com mission. of every day, subject to Foreign Countries payable in the gold coin of the country upon which they are drawn. Collections made in all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. Inquiries by mail promptl}' answered. Drafts JOHN Mc L1CAlt <£• SOX. aug. 2?—3mos FOR SALE. T he house and lot, cupicd by the undersigned, sit- |T; uate<Lo n Lake street, Middletown, ad- I||||I»sf joining the property of Zachariah a Jones. The House is a two-story frame, 22 feet front, runniug hack 18 feet, with a back build ing 1G by 20 feet, and a good kitchen in the rear, eight rooms in all. The Lot is 100 feet front, by 125 feet deep, stocked with choice fruit and gnr deu shrubbery. A well of good water iu the yard. For further particulars apply to June 25—tf NATHAN SIMMONS, oc M A, GREAT OFFER. IIOIUCE WATERS, 481, Broadway, New York, W ILT, dispose of ONE HUNDRED PIANOS, MELODEONS and ORGANS of six first class makers, including Chiekering A Sons, at , DU III NO THIS > monthly un June 4—8m EXTHKMKI.Y LOW IMllCKS FOR CAf month, or will take from $5 to $ til paid. T1IOM.4S MASSEY, JK. fc CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, Main Street, nearly opposite Walker's Hotel, Middletown, Delaware LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly and promptly repared. Always on hand and for salo, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Silver Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear Riugs, Finger-Rings, »Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, &c. Dec. 12—tf. C WOOL WANTED!! T HE highest cash prices paid for WOOL at BOHEMIA MILL.S. MURPHEY k REYBOLD. Cassimcres, KerBeys, Yarns, Blankets, Ac. al ways on hand, and will be exchanged for Wool if desired.^ JUST RECEIVED. O VER 3000 Pletfs ofw lectcd WALL PAPER, may 14—tf «11 so wblch I will sell at New York and Philadelphia retail prices ; also a large variety of Borders to suit. D. L. DUNNING. march 12 — tf AND TALLOW WANTED ! JJÏDES The highest prices will be paid at Nov. 20wr»f GIBSON'S. Middletown, Del. S EASONED OAK aud PINE WOOD, snwed and Split, delivered lg tojvn, In quantities to suit, at $7 per cord, by J5. T . JJVANS. 1-eb ID—tf W ILMINGTON k READING R. R. BONDE For sale by GEO. W. INGRAM k CO. Oct. 23—tf Brokers. # 10,000 Oct. 28—tf WA^Tflfram' STOCK. Highest market rates paid by CJEO. W, INGRAM k CO. Wanted gage, liberal—apply to Geo, W. Ingram k Co Bond and Mort NATIONAL BANK Oct- ?3—tf ★ / 8 Pj -i tv tho only, complete liWl ru Ld Q to arc co -< % THE AMERICAN Buttonhole, Overseaming, Sewing Machine, Has the following advantages over most all other Sewing Machines in the market ! 1 It has a tension which prevents cutting of thread or dropping of stitches. 2 Ii has the most powerful construction, which will insure good Work for a quarter of a century. 3 It sews the lightest cambric and the usual shoe leather without any strain w 4 It has a feed lmr* which can be 1 raised at will, thus adapting it to all kinds of material. 5 It is impossible to get tho machine out of or der unless by rust, dust or taking apart. It will never get out of order by working. G It has the highest attainable speed, making 2,200 stitches per minute by foot, uud 3,000 by steam. 7 It is the lightest running shuttle machine. 8 It makes the mo9t beautiful lock stitch. 0 It has the bauds 10 It has the strongest, most convenient, hand somely polished, braced table, with drawer, and hoard to prevent soiling the dress. is polished, fitting and locked ns a little trunk. There is nothing better than this to preserve the machine. 12 It has straight needle. 13 Four bobbins hold a spool of cotton. 14 It has the best hernmer. If» It has the most complete attachment, the Jack-of-all-t rades, hems, fells, binds, bastes, tucks, braids ami ruffles. 1G It is as simple ns any machine in the mnr hatever. ered or •st appearance. 11 Its cov ket. 17 It needs but little time tu learn its opera tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. 19 It r s on straight •bile puffing another at the same time without basting, at tachment or after work. The? dvantnges combine the best qualities of machine for the family who n all kinds of work. a sewing use it steadily i equal e adv want to Nothing he found iu the way of combining the tages of all the sewing machines known, while obviating all their faults. THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN Fossesses alone and (disturbed, thdre being no other machine even pretending them : 1 It has a larger arm tinn tha pieces of work, thus'fitting the md stronger eonstruc •hine, admitting larger •bine to family and manufacturing purposes as well, without need of two machines. It has 8$x5 inches clear room. y family 2 It hems any width thickness, from of an inch cambric to 2 inches beaver. 1-1G 3 It binds any braid or skirt i coat, binding whatever. hat without 4 It folds up the brim of a hat to uny fullness. 5 It overscams a sheet Brussels carpet. G It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders on the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of any size material. any 9 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 every exhibition in which it has been entered. THE AMERICAN Can be had ns a plain sewing machine without the buttonhole and overseaming, at $15 less than the given prices. We want a few reliable agents everywhere, to whom we will make it an object to sell these popular machines. Machines will be sent to any address on receipt of price. Every machine has a lull outfit for plain sewing, hemming, &c. We simply ask an examination to verify all we state. SIJB-AGENCIES : Special Aoent. — G. W. Baker, 220 King St. Wilmington. Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del. TRAVELLING AGENTS : Daniel Whiting, Win, W. Lynam, Joshua Brown, Win. T. Gallaher, John Avery, George W. Gravât, James L. Kelley. Gr. PATRONI, Office and Warerooms, 511 Klisra STUFET WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. June 18—ly Select floetri). FALLING LEAVES. They are falling, slowly falling, Thick upon the forest side. Severed from the noble branches, Where they waved in beautious pride, They are falling in the valleys, •ly violets spring, And the birds in sunny spring time First their dulcet music sing. Where the They are falling, sadly falling, Close beside our cottage door; Pale and laded like the loved ones That have gone for evermore. d the sunbeams They are falling Shine in beauty soft around; Yet the faded leaves are falling, Falling on the mossy ground. They arc falling on the sfream'et, Where the silvery waters tlow, And upon its placid bosom Onward with tiic waters go. They are falling in the church yard W here Where the idle winds of summer »Softly o'er the loved ones sweep. They are falling, ever falling, When the an turn breezes sigh, When the stars in beauty glisten Bright upon the midnight sky. They are falling when the tempest Moans like ocean's hollow roar, When the tuneless winds a Sudlv sigh for evermore. They are falling, they are falling, While our saddened thoughts still go To the sunny days of childhood, In the dreamy long ago. And their faded hues remind us Of the blighted homes and dreams, Faded like the falling leaflets Cast upon the icy streams. r kindred eetly sleep; d billows popular iOFatfs. Fr the New York Ledger. HOW THE PRIVATEER GOT OUT. A SKA SKETCH. BY SYLVANUS COBB, JR. Scarcely ever did the hearts of the be sieged Yankees beat more suddenly with joy, or swell with better grounded hopes, than when toward the close of November, 1775, Captain Manly captured the British ordnance brig Nancy, and carried her safe into Cape Ann harbor. Every American, or at least every New Englander, must be aware of tho circumstances of the Ameri can army at that time. Washington was surrounded by pure and noble hearts— hearts that beat within the bosoms of men who were ready to shed the last drop of their blood for the welfare of their coun try ; but for all this they were sadly in waut of means by which to accomplish their desires, and hence every new cap ture of British vessels by Yankees—and there were many—was hailed with deep satisfaction. Among the articles of this capture were about two thousand muskets, besides large quantities of ammunition, mortar beds, etc. and for several weeks did the unabated excitement of rejoicing continue. Now, amid all this rejoicing there was one man—a true-hearted Yankee—who wished that the capture had been delayed a few' days, and who, while every one shouted loudly for joy, looked downcast and perplexed. This individual was no less a personage than Captain Sam Var ney, who owned a small privateer, and who had already helped the colony not a little by some of bis captures. On the same day that saw the British prize an chored safely in Capo Ann harbor, Cap tain Sam Varney was fitting out his schooner for a cruise, and in two days inoro he would have been able to make sail, but on tho next morning he was "thrown all aback" by the appearance of a British inau-of-war brig off the harbor, and he felt, that if the blockade was kept up he should have to stay inside—an idea which he by no means relished since there was prize money to be made oufsidc The news of the Nancy's capture had reached Boston, and General Ilowe had immedi ately ordered one of the vessels under his orders to proceed to Cape Ann and "lay off and on " to prevent any of the small American vessels from taking away the stores by water, and furthermore to pre vent the sailing of any privateers, one or two of which were reported to by lying there. " May I be blowed if that ain't a fix," said Varney to his first officer, as they stood on ono of the piers on the next morning after the Englishman had made his unwelcome appearanoe. "No mistake," returned Ilarriman, as ho still kep' his eyes upon the brig, which had just tacked, and was standing in. " I'll tell you what, Captain, we shan't get out of this ns long as that Englishman stays out there, and it's my opinion that he won't go very soon neither." " But we must go out," replied Captain Varney, os he lowered the glass through which he had been gazing at tho man-of war. " Muet !" iterated Ilarriman, looking up in surprise at his captain. "Certainly," answered Varney. "We must get out somehow, for I can't afford to lay here." "That's very easy said, hut it strikes me that you'll find it a very difficult job to carry out." As Ilarriman delivered himself of this opinion ho gazed into Varney's face, as if expecting to gain some insight into his plans, but for several moments the latter lookod in silenoo upon the Englishman, and when he at length spoko his language seemed still inoro to oonfound rather than enlighten his listener. "Mr. Harrimnn, go on board tlicsclioo ner, und have everything ready for east ing off und making sail to-night. See that the men are all at muster, and that the water casks are hoisted on board and secured.'' " But sir," urged the surprised mate, "how do you expect to do it? The brig will not leave the mouth of the harbor, and it would be madness to think of run ning out while she is there." " I have not exactly made up my mind ns to my course," returned the Captain, not at all moved by the fears of his mate, "but go out I must, even if I have to fight my way !" The manuer in which Varney gave ut terance to the last part of his sentence was proof conclusive that he meant it, and Ilarriman knew him too well to doubt that he would be as good as his word ; so without further remark he turned his steps toward the schooner, leaving his captain to concoct his plans as best he might." No little excitement was produced on board the privateer when the mate com municated to the men the determination of the captain, but they had too much confidence in Varney's good sense and judgement to find jault with the orders; and even had they been called upon to face the Englishman openly and boldly, they would not have hesitated so long as Sam Varney was at their head or by their side. Consequently all hands set to work with a will, and ere nightfall everything was ready for sea. Meanwhile Captain Varney had not been idle. As soon as Ila'rrimun left him he commenced pacing up and down the pier, and for nearly half an hour did ho walk backward and forward, revolving his plans over in his mind. At length ho stopped. For a moment he stood in deep thought, and then, while a beam of satis faction spread over bis features, he started off toward a small cove where a number of fishing smacks were hauled short distance from the shore lay tho hull of an old sloop, with her mast still stand ing, which was kept nearly half full of wa ter, and used by the fishermen as a recept acle for live bait. Upon the shore, where a small fishing boat had just been hauled up, stood four old fishermen, and as Cap tain Varney approached one of them, an old, weather-beaten son of the ocean, hailed him : " Well, Varney, the Englishman's bound ye, eh ?" " That depends upon circumstances," replied Varney, as he came upon the spot where the men stood. "That is, I suppose, whether the En glishman makes a long stop or not," re turned the speaker. " Not quite," said Varney. "There's no danger but that tho fellow'll stay there as long as there is anything to stop for ; but if you'll help me I think lean run out in spite of them." "Run out !" iterated all at a breath. " How can we help you?" "I'll tell you," returned Varney, want to buy that old hull out there, and I want you to lend me a hind in getting her out of the harbor. I have an old foresail on board tho schooner that'll fit her, and if you let me have her on reasonable terms I'll cheat the Englishman out of his prey." " Look here, Sam Varney," exclaimed the man who had just addressed him, and whose name was Perkins, "if you run your privateer out to-night you shall have the old sloop in welcome. She ain't worth more than her weight in firewood at any rate; and what's more, I'll do what I can to help you." " So will 1!" burst spontaneously from the lips of the others. " Then, if you'll bear a hand and pump her out, I'll go round to my vessel and get the foresail and an old jib and have some of my men come and help rig her," said Varney. The matter was easily arranged, and each went about his own share of the bus iness—Varney to get once more into the field of piivateering, and the fishermen to enjoy the satisfaction of seeing the En-' glishman bamboozled. When night set in, it set in in earnest. There was no moon, nor was there scarce ly a star to relievo the darkness of tho heavens. Quite a fresh breeze blew off from the land, offering a rare temptation to any craft that might wish to put to The British brig evidently saw this, for as the darkness began to contract the bounds of vision, she came nearer into the harbor and hove to. Perkins and his three companions all prepared for the mission, and at about nine o'clock they pulled on board the old sloop, secured the painter of their boat to the stern, and then hoisted their sails. The old craft was minus her bowsprit, but a stay from the mast-head to tho stern swered very well for the jib, so tako her all in all she was in very good sailing trim. The \ynd was from the westward, and the old sails were opened to the breeze Perkins slipped tho moorings, and away started the dilapidated smack to the open sea. Her ungainly proportions made con siderable surging and splashing in the ter, and as she began to round the point upon which stands tho light-house the commander of tho brig discovered her. Perkins stood by tho rail watching the Englishman through a long night glass, and just as the sloop's head had poked round the point, ho started back, exclaim ing : At a up. "I I were in "They see us, boys ; there she flies away. Yes, she's squared her yards, and 1 believo she's letting fall her | Stand by the boat, courses. As Perkins ceased speaking, he closed his glass and went aft. The English brig could now be plaiuly made out standing directly for them, andere long the splash ing of her bows could be heard. The sloop's main-sheet was eased off to a good full, her helm was lushed in such a man ner that she could not broach to, and then our four Yankee fishermen hauled their boat up under the larboard quarter, and let themselves into it. Tho painter quickly cast off, and as they had not got far beyond tho point, it was quite an easy matter to reach the shore, where they ar rived safely and unobserved by the lishinan, who at that moment went plough ing past in hot pursuit. Away flow the deserted sloop, and on went tho doughty Englishman. In a few moments a bright gleam shot forth from tho brig's bows, and a heavy report boom ed over the waters and a twenty-four pound shot went after the fugitive. An other and another followed in quick suc cession, until at length, at the end of half an hour, her firing ceased, and, with a hearty good wish for the success of the chase, Perkins and his companions started back for tho town. As soon as Captain Varney saw the coast clear he cast his moorings and made sail to the southward and eastward, and by the time that the man-of-war brig ceas ed firing he had left the water of Massa chusetts Bay behind him, and was once more in the field of his glory. At midnight the wind hauled round to the eastward, and on the next morning, just as the gray dawn melted away into broad daylight, tile good people of Glou cester were somewhat surprised at seeing the English brig standing off toward Bos ton harbor. On the same day the old sloop was cast ashore on Capo Ann, completely riddled by the Englishman's balls, and as old Perkins caught the first glimpse at her martyred condition, he was heard to ex claim : "Wall, there's one sloop gone that wasn't worth her anchorago; but I've got two good ones in the harbor, an' blast me if I don't lot 'em both go, if they'll only do as good service as that one did." One more incideut, and we have done. In three weeks from the night on which the successful ruse was played upon the English brig in Gloucester harbor, Cap tain Sam. Varney carried into Salem an English transport brig, loaded with am munition and provisions, which had been destined for the British troops in Boston, but which eventually reached the camp of General Georoe Washington. ng NAPOLEON'S NEW RESIDENCE. Wilhelmsliuhc, the place designated by King William of Prussia, as the residence of bis distinguished prisoner, Louis Na poleon, is one of the most delightful re sorts of royalty iu Germany, more so on account of its fine location and beautiful park than its palace. But the most re markable feature of the place is the fine cascade, fountains and other water works, deservedly ranked among the finest of. Europe, and in some respects surpassing those of Versailles, near Paris. The mountain sido upon which they are locat ed, situated about three miles from the city of Cassel, îb about twelve hundred feet in height, and crowned with a huge structure culled the Giant's Castle, from the centre of which rises a pyramid ninety six feet high, supporting a fine statue of Hercules. This bronze figure, fully thirty feet high, represents Hercules leaning on a huge club, having standing room inside for six or eight persons. The castle cov ers tho reservoir containing the waters, which on Sundays and feto days are tum bled down an inclined plane of three hun dred yards, with a width of forty feet, hroken at distances of fifty yards with small basins, the whole constructed of solid masonry hearing a remarkable grot to-like and antique appearance. At the foot, the water is gathered again, to pass through an aqueduct that looks liko a relic from ancient Borne, and finally shoots up in a stream of twelve inches thickness, to a height of one hundred and ninety feet. In the park, which has some of the very finest walks and cultivated woods to he seen anywhere, and a number of other objects for the pastime of royalty, such as a ruin built in exact imitation of a dilapi dated castle of tho middle ages, also an extensive green-houso with floral attrac tions from all climes; and statues and fountains innumerable. All this was built by order of the Duke Carl, of Hesse Cassel, at the beginning of tho last century, with a desire to construct something which had not its equal in the world. Up to 1866 it was used by his descendants as a summer residence, but the German war of that year left it in the hands of the Prussians, who now find it of some use, for in this retired yet charm ingly beautiful spot his recent Imperial Majesty will have a fit place to meditate over past grandeur and human follies. Black Ink from Elder Bf.rries. —The bruised berries are placed in an earthen vessel and kept in a warm place for three days, and then pressed out and filtered. The filtered juice is of such an intense dark color that it takes 200 parts of water to reduce it to the shade of dark red wine. Add to 12J quarts of this filtered juice 1 oz. of sulpWo of iron and tho same quan tity of crudo pyroligneous aoid ; and an ink is prepare! whioh, when first used, has a violet color, but when dry, is indi go-blue black. This is superior in many respects to that prepared with galls ; it does not become thiok so soon, it flows easier from the pen without gumming, and in writing, the letters do not run into ono another — Deutsche Ind. Zeitmy. (Original JJodni. " And Underneath the Everlasting Arms. Written for the Middletown Tranter i}>t. BY M. Borne on the waves of life's tempestuous sea, Tossed and submerged, and filled with dread ularms. What refuge, then, Eternal $od, hut Thee ! What buoys us, but the Everlasting Arms? Charmed and beguiled by Measure's ever ready smile, Flattered and soothed by àU her Siren charms, What saves us then from each destructive wile But shelter in the Everlasting Arms? The foaming crested billows roll and break ii And worldly pleasure no Who clasps the hand that rules the billowy plain And rests within the Everlasting Arms. ever harms, The thundering surf that beats the shore with on wave May roll o' Exultingly, wc find a passage through the grave That leads us sufe within the Everlasting Arms. prostrate forms, COAL MINES ON PIKE. There are many instances of vast mass es of coal which have ignited, and have been burning for years. When once ig nited, and all communication with the ex ternal air is not entirely cut off (and some imperceptible fissures ara quite sufficient to prevent this,) then tho devouring ele ment pursues its course without interrup tion. It partially burns the coal and cal cines the sandstone and adjaccut schists, changing their colors to a sort of red, and altering their composition. At Brule, near Saint Etienne, there is a coal' mine which has been on fire from time immem orial. The soil at the surface is baked and barren ; hot vapors escape from it ; sulphur, alum, sal ammoniac and various natural products are deposited on it. It might be supposed to be a portion of the accursed cities formerly consumed by the fires of Heaven and earth Other burning coal mines are cited in France ; for example, those of Deeazeville, in Aveyron, and of Commcntry, in tho de partment of Allier. The inhabitants have even for a long time kept up tbeso fires for the sake of working the aluminous salts which are given off from the coal and deposited on the surface of the soil as a whitish cffloresenec. In the carboniferous basins of the Saar krnok and Silesia, there are likewise coal mines which bavo been on fire for a long time. In Belgium, between Mamur and Charleroi, at a place called Falizollc, the fire has been alight for many years. Tho inhabitants formerly were in the habit of working the coal on their own account. Now it frequently happened that two parties came in contact, causing endless disputes and sometimes sanguinary fights. A favorite way of koeping rivals or com petitors at a distance, was to throw pieces of old leather on a burning brazier, caus ing an iniuportable stench. One day the fire extended also to the coal, since which time it has never caased burning. Tho fire, which burns underground, is seen through fissures in the surface. Sulphur deposits itself round these vents, and acid gases are evolved. In England, especially in Staffordshire, the ignition of the coal has produced sur prising effects of alteration in the measures containing coal The sandstones have be come vitrified, baked and dilated by the fire, the banks of plastio clay hardened and changed into porcelain. In the environs of Dudley there was formerly a coal mine on fire. Tho snow melted in the gardens as soon as it touched tho ground. They gathered throe crops a year. Even tropical plants were cultiva ted ; and, as in the isle of Calypso, an e ternal Bpring prevailed. In another Staf fordshire colliery, the firing of which dates many }ears back, and which is called by the inhabitants "Burning hill," it was no ticed, as at Dudley, that the snow melted on reaching the ground, and that the grass in the meadows was always green. The people of the country conceived the idea of establishing a school of horticulture on the spot. They imported colonial plants at a heavy expense, and cultivated them iu this kind of open-air conservatory. One fine day the fire went out, the soil gradually resumed its usual temperature, the tropical plants died, and tho school of horticulture was under the necessity of transferring the gardens elsewhere. Near Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, is a burning coal mine, which has been on fire for mauy years .—Scientific American. Tiik Wonderful Silvkr Spring in Florida. —The Key West Dispatch says this grand and natural curiosity bursts forth in the midst of the most fertile coun ty in the State. It bubbles up iu a basin near 100 feet deep, and about an acre in extent, aud sending from it a stream 60 to 100 feet wide, and extending six or eight miles to the Oeltlawaha river. In the spring itself, fifty boats may lie at anchor —quite a fleet. Tho spring thus forms a natural inland port, to whioh three steam ers now run regularly from the St. Johns, making close connections with the ocean steamers at Palatka. The clearness of tho water is truly won derful. It seems even more transparent than air ; you sea on the bottom, eighty feet below the bottom of your boat, the exaot form of the smallest pebble, the out line and color of the leaf that has sunk, and all the prismatic colors of the rainbow are reflected. Large fish swim in it, ev ery scale visible and every movement dis tinctly seen. If you go over the spring in a boat you will see the fissures in the rooks, from which the river pours upward like an inverted cataract. tölit and minor. RAISING THE TUNB. The following story is in print for tli«' first time, and every word of itf tVue : Where there is no regularly organised choir in a church, it is ofteu the case that difficulty is experienced in raising the* tunes, and the beauty and harmony of this part of the service of the sanctuary la at times greatly marred. An untoward cir cumstance of this kind happened many years »go, In the Methodist church, ft Grcensborougli, Md. There lived, at that time, within two or three miles of that town, a plain, independent old farmer/ named Nathan Hunter, of blessed memo ry. Although he dressed in homespun kersey, and woro stout brogsns, > broad brimmed hnt and a shad-bellied coat, he' had the air and mien of a lord of the man or, and lie would not have felt himaelf an inferior, in the presence of the greatest magnates of the land. Nathan did not often stray far from home, not even to* attend church It happened, however, one Sunday morning, that he turned up in the Methodist church at Grcensborougb. The minister arose and announced the opening hymn, commencing with these words : Lord, jn the morning thou shalt hear My voice ascending high. After reading the hymn, there waa pro-' found silence, no ono present seeming to be able or willing to raise the tune. Tko silence was growing painfully embarrass ing. Just then, our old friend Hanter arose, and with the utmost gravity, look ing towards the preacher, exclaimed—" I say, I say, Mr. Preacher,—just give oat that hymn again, I'll try if I can't strike a jovial tunc on it." The preacher, with due solemnity, again read tho first two lines of the hymn : Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear My voice ascending high. Hunter struck up the old familiar tune of "Pretty Betty Martiu," thus: Lord, in the morning Thou shalt, thou shalt, Lord, in the morning thou shalt hear— . Hero lie discovered that the metre of tho tunc did not agree with the words of tho hymn, so instead of singing, he spoke the balance of the couplet : My voice ascending high. The gravity of the congregation was by this time put to the severest test, and aa the best thing preacher called out " let us pray." But, it may readily be supposed, that the pray ing, like the singing, was not what it should have been, on that occasion. hielt could be done, the Saving Himself. — A party of young men were telling what they would do if they were shipwrecked far out upon the sen, and left buffeting with the wave* without a plank to sustain them. Each one of them gave liis opinion, excepting Paddy Mufyliy, who finally held forth aa follows :—"Bad cess to ye for a cowardly set of spalpeens ! Ye'd all be afther sa vin' yourselves, an' not thryin* to one anithcr ! Why, it's Paddy Morphy that would swim to shore an' save himaelf; an' thin come hack and thry to save all the rest of yees." save A midshipman once asked a priest to tell him the difference between a priest and a Jackass. The priest gave it up. "One wears a cross on his back, and tb* other on his breast," "Now," said tho priest, ferencc between a midshipman and a jack* ass." The midshipman gave it up, and asked the priest what it was. The priest' said he did not know of any. said the middy, "tell roe the dif Some hoys at Chicago dropped an anvil 1 weighing two hundrod pounds ont of a fourth-story window on an African, who was passing, when he had them arrested. He said :—" I's willin' dat boys shall hab* dar fun, hut when dey jam a gemvnan'a hat down ober his eyes, and spile it in dat way, de law must take its couse." Old Indy to a kackman :—" But theac hacks arc dangerous. You never know who rides in them, small pox." "You've no coach, mum, for I've *ad the hind wheel** waccinatcd, and it took beautiful." We might get the Coachy to the old lady cause to be a feard of my A little girl being sent to the store to purchnsc some dye stuff, and forgetting the name of the article, said to the olerk, "John, what do folks dye with?" "Die with ? Why, cholera, sometimes,' plied John. "Well. I believe that's the name; I want three cents' worth." re "I meant to lijve told von of that hole, said a gentleman to his friend who WM' walking with him in bis garden and stum bled into a pit full of water. " No mat ter," said the friend, blowing the water and mud from his mouth, "I've fboMlït. Punch says two things were uppennoet in everybody's thoughts when the war wft commencing on the Rhine, and the mntf market in a state of agitation—the RWmi and the rhino. " Mamma," said a precocious little ' who against his will was made to rook cradle of his brother, "if the Lord baa more babies to give away, don't yèU 'em."