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» ? rrjn '4 A NO. 42. ' MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 15,1870. YOL. 3. ÀfeÔ/W. INGRAM & CO. Brokers A; Beal Estate Agents, BROAD STREET ABOVE MAIN, Middletown, Delaware, j^TTEND PROMPTLY TO THE COLLEC TION OF NOTES, DBAFTS, BILLS, &o. tfcc. NEGOTIATE LOANS, PURCHASE A SELL STOCKS ON COMMISSION, And offer for sale V aimable Real Estate, Comprising some of the most desirable Farms on the Peninsuln. Correspondence by mail solicited. Refer by permission to the following named gentlemen : Hon. R. C. Holiday, flee, of State, Annapo lis, Md. _ W. R. Berghole, Memphis & El Paso Pacific Railroad, N. Y . R. Atkinson, Hunker, 41 Broad st. N. Y. Hon. Richard Schell, 50 Wall " " Col. Blanton Duncan, Louisville, Ky. üoo. lieir, Adj. General, Baltimore, Md. , Uoo. VT. Karsuer, McDonough. J. W. Vandcgrift, Seyfert, McManus & Co. Philadelphia. Gen. Robert Patterson, " B. F. Chatham, Phila. Nat. Bank, march 17—tf BANKING HOUSE OF John McLéar & Son MO. 00» MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Delaware (ESTAI1LIS11ED 1848.) D EPOSITS of money received on interest dur ing business hours of every day, subject to (Wttflntfsight, or payable at a time agreed upon, as may uc desired by the ÖepbSnör. Persons depositing with us can give cheeks in upon Bunks, which will he the same manner as paid when presented. We buy. sell and oxehange all issues of Gov ernment Bonds at current market prices. We 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. Drafts on Foreign Countries payable in the untry upon which they are gold coin Of tils drawn. Collections made in all parts of the United States, Canada and Europe. Inquiries by mail promptly answered. , ' * 6 Ô UN-McLBAII A- SOy. aug. 27—3moa FOR SALE. f 8LI , fJlHE HOUSE AND LOT, now cupied by the undersigned, sit Lake s^rcetu Middletown, ! joining tlHPltropert^ of Zachariah Jones. The House is a two-story frame, 22 feet front, running hack 18 feet, with a back build ing 16 by 20 feet, and a good kitchen in the rear, eight rooms ïa Alii .The Lot is 100 feet front, by 125 fedt deepiStodkcd with choice fruit and gar den shrubbery. A well of good water in tho yard . For further particulars apply to June 25—tf NATHAN SIMMONS, pyi i « hv 4 ——— .A/GHEA^T OFFER. HORACE WATERS, 481, Broadway, New York, ILL dispose of ONE HUNDRED PIANOS, MF.LODEONS and ORGANS of six first class makers, including CUickeriug k Sons, at extremely 'lew prices von cash, dcrino this month, or will take from $5 to $25 monthly un til paid. June 4—8m ill ci liated on w E Thomas massey, jr. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, 4«aln Street, nearly opposite Welker'. Hotel, Middletown, Delaware 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 i, Iiutter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear Rings,: Fiagcr-ltings, Sleeve Huttons, Watch ChaiuB, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac. c bfe- ____ WOOL WANTED!! r highest hash prices paid'for WOOL at if *■ BOHEMIA mills: MURPHEY & REYBOLD. I, &c. al for Wool may 14—tf JUST RECEIVED. O VER ttOOO Pieces of well se ,, letted, ItnAres -Kesseys,-Yarns, itlank&ls A Ban#, mnfi trill be exciaaged.'f Casai ways el a if desired. ÎR, Which I will sell at New York and Philadelphia retail prices : alsft a large variety of Borders to Juit. 1 D. L. DUNNING. march 12—tf J^lôïlé AND TALLOW WANTED ! The highest prices will be paid at Nov. 2«it-tf] • l • [ I ; / GIBSON'S. Middletown, Del. EASONED OAK aud PINE WOOD, sawed and Split, delivered ia town, in quantities to E. T. EVANS. s suit, at $7 ]kt cord, by Feb 19—tf ■ i NATIONAL' dank STOCK. Highest market rates paid by Oct. 23—tf GEO. W. INGRAM k OO. .— .J v .-IN'- ja p . 1 jhM - àjQ» ; - W ANTED.-— By an Englishman, a situa tion oa Engineer, in two weeks Urne. Refor ewer r v<**nt SKUilqver. Afidress FocÄJ-21» K T 'fft. BU'-LTzansciipt Ofliec. Chester Wh^te Pigs, Olt SALE, 'inest thitflTialfiho price charged the producer in Philadelphia, for same qual ity and age. Apply at this Ofliec, oct. 1-tf F ★ "il * « 33 O CO 511 King CO -< raragaroiai 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 It hii8 the most powerful construction, which will insure good work for a quarter of a century. 3 It sews the lightest cambric und the usual shoe leather without any strain whatever. 4 It has a feed bar which cun be lowered or raised ut will, thus udupting it to all kinds of material. 5 It is impossible to get the 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, and 3,000 by steam. 7 It is the lightest running shuttle machine. 8 It makes the most beautiful lock stitch. 9 It has the handsomest appearance. 10 It has the strongest, most convenient, hand somely polished, braced table, with drawer, and hoard to prevent soiling the dress. 11 Its cover is polished, fitting and locked as a little trunk. There is nothing belter than this to preserve the machine. 12 It lias straight needle. 13 Four bobbins hold a spool of cotton. 14 It has the best hcinracr. 15 It has the most complete attachment, the Jack-of-all-tmdes, hems, fells, binds, bastes, tucks, braids and rutiles. 10 It is ns simple as \y machine iu the kct. 17 It needs hut little time to learn its opera tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. 19. It sews on straight ft piece while pulling another at the same time without basting, at tachment or after work. These advantages combine the best qualities < f a sewing machine for tiie family who want to it steadily iu nil kinds of work. Nothing equal can he found in the way of combining the advantages of all the sewing machines now' known, while obviating all their faults. THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN Possesses alone and »disturbed, there being no other machine even pretending them : 1 It lias a larger arm and stronger construc tion than any family machine, admitting larger pieces of work, thus titting the machine to family and manufacturing purposes as well, without need of two machines. It 1ms 8jx5 inches clear room. 2 It hems any width or thickness, from 1-16 of an inch cambric to 2 inches beaver. 3 It binds a coat, a skirt, or a hat without any braid or binding whatever. 4 It folds up the brim of a hat to any fullness. 5 It overseanis a sheet or Brussels carpet. C It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders on the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of an}' size on any material. 9 It lias tlic braiding machine which makes braid of size or color at the rate of 150 yards per hour. This sells for $10 extra. ■on the first premium at every exhibition in which it lias been entered. 10 It always THE AMERICAN Can be hud as a plain sewing machine without the buttonhole and overseaming, at $15 less than the given prices. Wo want a few reliable agents everywhere, to ' ma ^ c 1* an* object to i&chines. sell these who». pojWL Machines will be sent to any address on receipt of price. Every machine has a full outfit for plain sewing, hemming, &c. We simply ask an examination to verify all we state. ! SUB-AGENCIES : Special Agent. — G. W. Baker, 220 King St Wilmington. Clark T. Cpllips, Townsend, Del. TRAVELLING AGENTS : Wm. T. Gollaher, John Avery, ,, George W. Gravat, James L. Kelley. Daniel Whiting, Wm. W. Lynam, ■ Joshua Brown G. PATEONI, Office and Warerooms, 511 KING STUFET WILMINGTON DELAWARE. June 18 -wvljr gclctt Joctrg. TUE RAIN. Patter—patter— Listen how the Falling on the shingle roof ; How they rattle, Like the rifle's click in battle, Or the charger's iron hoof 1 Cool and pleasant Is the evening air at present, Gathering freshness from the rain ; Langor chasing, Music, thew and sinew bracing, And enlivening the brain. Close together Draw the hands of lovo in weather When the sky is overcast j Eyeballs glisten— Thankfully we sit and listen To the rain that's eomingfast. Dropping—dropping Liko dissolving diamonds—popping 'Gainst the crystal window-pane, As if seeking Entrance-welcome, and bespeaking Uur affection for tho rain. Quick and quicker Drip the droppings ; thick and thicker the hasty torrents down : Rushing—rushing— From the leaden spouts a-gushing, Cleansing all the streets in town. Darkness utter Gathers round : we close tho Bhutter ; Snugly shelter'd let us keep. Still unceasing Falls the rain ; but oh 1 'tis plonslng 'Neath such lullaby to sleep. IIow I love it 1 Let the miser money covet— Let tho soldicr'seck tho fight ; Give me only, When I lie awake and lonely, Music made by raiu at night. in-drops clatter, P feiert jstoriî. Why Aunt Sally Never Married. "Now, Aunt Sully, pleaso tell us why you never married. You know you said once that when you were a girl you were engaged to n minister and promised y would tell us »bout it sometimo. N< Aunt, please do." "Well, if I ever did see Buch girls iu It's tease, tease, from ou ow my born days, morning till night; you must know all about everything that you haven't any business to know anything about. Such inquisitive pestiferous critters as you are. When I was young, girls were different; they minded their business, and didn't go sailing around with a wholo string of beaux, getting their heads filled with all kinds of I never dared to ask my aunts, married or single, about auy of their af A pretty muss I'd have got in if I had. When they offered to tell mo any thing of their own accord, l kept my mouth shut and listened. Everything is different now-a-days; young folks have no rospect for their elders. But as I seo that I am not going to have any peace till I do tell you, why, just listen, and don't let mo hour a word out of your mouths until I get through." "That's right, Aunt Sally; go right ahead, and we'll keep perfectly quiet." "Well, you sec, when I was about sev enteen ycrrB old, I was living in Utica, in the state of New York. Though Isay it myself, 1 was quite a good-looking girl, tbcu, and had several beanx. Tho one that took my fanoy most was a young min ister, a very promising young man, and remarkably pious and steady. He thought a good deal of me and I took a fancy to him, and things ran on till wo were en gaged. One evening he came to me—I remember it as if it were yesterday. When ho came into tho parlor where I was sit ting alono, he came up to me and—but,* pshaw ! girls, I don't liko to tell tho rest." "0, Aunt Sally, for mercy's sake don't stop; tell us what he did ?'' "Well, as I said, he came up to me, and put his arms around me, when I got excited like, and a little frustrated. It was a long time ago, and I don't know hut I hugged him back a little. Then I felt —but now, just clear out, every ono of you, I shan't tell you any more." "Goodness, gracious, Aunt Sally, tell us how you felt ! Didn't you feel good ? And what did he do next ?" "O, suoh torments as you are! I was liko any other girl, and pretty soon I pre tended to be mad about it, and pushod him away, though I wasn't mad a bit. You must know that the house where I lived was on one of the hack streets of the town. There were glass doors in the par lor, which opened right over tho street, and no baloany or anything of the kind in front of tho houso. As it was in the sum mer season, these doors wore opon and the shutters drawn to. I stopped haok a little from him, and when ho edged np elose I pushed harder than I intended to, and don't you think, girls, the poor fellow lost his halaueo and fell through one of the doors Into the street. Yes it's so. As ho fell I gave a Borcam, and caught him —hut I deolare I won't tell anything more. I'm going to leavo the room." "No, no, Aunt Sally. How did you oatch him? Did it hurt him muoh?" "Well if I must, I must. As he fell lioad first and as he was going I caught him by tho trowsers. I held on for a minute and tried to pull him back, but his suspenders gave way, and the poor young man fell clear of his pantaloons into a whole parcel of ladies and gentlemen pass ing along the street." '■(), aunty, aunty!" "There, that's right; squeal and gig gle ns muoh as you want to. Girls that oannot hear of a little thing liko that without tearing around the room, and to hflring in such a way don't know onough to oome home when it raina, A nice time the man who gets one of yo« will hftYO, nonsense. fairs. won't be? Catoh me tolling you anything again." "But, Annt Sally, what beoame of him? d you ever see him again ?" "No, the moment ho touched the ground ho got up hurry. I and left tho place in a terriblo tell you it was a sight to be remembered to Beo how that man did run. Father happened to bo coming up tho street at the time, and ho said he never saw anything equal to it in his wholo life. I heard others say ha did the fastest kind of running over known in that part of tho country, and ho never stopped nor lookod behind uutil he was two miles out of town. He sent mo a note a few days afterward, saying tho engagement must be broken otf, as he never could look mo in the faco again after what had happened. He went out wast, and I believe he is preaching out in Illinois. But he never married. He was very modest, and I suppose he was so bad ly frightened that time that he never dar ed to trust himself near a woman again. That, girls, is the reason I never married. I felt very bad about it for a loDg time, for he was a real good roan, and I've often thought to myself that we should always have been very happy, if hiI lutpendert hadn't given way." -w FORMATION OF DEW. When children go abroad in a clear morning they often find all tho grass cov ered with drops of water, and sometimes the water even drops from the trees, though the ground is dry and there has evidently been no rain during tho night. They soon learn to call these drops by tho name of dew, but whence and how comes dew on the ground is a puzzle. Well, there is always more or less moisturo in the air. If there is a cubic inch of water in a cubic yard of air, then the air is said to be thoroughly impregnated or filled with water. Iu such case the smallest a inount of oold or absence of beat in any thing will causo little drops of dow to set tle on the surface. By a cubic inch or yard is meant a square space measuring one inch or yard on every side. If you take a block ono inch long, one inch thick, and one inch high, it will be a cubic inch. Then, if you take a box of the same form and size, and can fill it with water ex tracted from a vessel filled with air, and of the same form as tho box, but measuring yards instead of inches, you would say that there bad been a cubic inch of water in a cubic yard of air. Almost any sub stance will have more or less dew on it when the air is in such a state, because few substanees aro warm enough to pre vent it. Then just in proportion as tbero is less water in the air must u body or substance be cooled to produce dew. The blades of grasB and the loaves of trees being so thin arc quickly cooled by the air when the sun goes down. They radi ate or throw out tho warmth that is in them and soon become cooler than tho air is, and then the water that is in tho air begins at once to settle on them, and in the course of a clear night will collect there enough to form tho " dewdrops." There is nevar any dew on tho bare ground, because it nevar gets eooler than the air, so as to causa the moisture to set tle on it: nor of a cloudy night, becauso the olouds radiata beat to the ground, which prevents the leaves and grass from cooling, as a cloudy night is always warm er than a clear one would have been from the same cause. The dew does not fall on leaves like rain, but collects from all directions, and it is not seen on the under side because that side is so porous as to absorb or drink it up, as a sponge does water. Wiiat is A Mile.—T he following tablo showing the length of a mile in different nationalities, will doubtless prove of inter est to a number of our readers during tho contest now progressing betwoen Franco and Prussia : FEET. 5,280 3,300 4,401 6,600 13,200 17,598 21,099 26,480 10,998 YARDS. 1,700 1,100 1,407 2,200 4,400 6,866 7,233 8,830 3,666 English mile, Russian mile, Italian mile, Irish and Scotch, Polish mile, German mile, Swede and Danish, Hungarian mile, French leaguo, Bone Felon. —Of all painful things can there be any so excrutiatingiy painful as a bone felon ? We know of none that flesh is heir to, and as this malady is quito frequent and tho subject of much earnest consideration, wo give the latest receipt for its cure, which is given by that high authority the London Lancet : " As Boon as the pulsation whioh indi cates tho discaso is fait, put directly over the spot a fly blister about the size of your thumb nail, and let it remain for six hours; at the expiration of which time, directly under the surface of tho blister, may bo seen tho felon, whioh can bo instantly ta ken out with tho point of a noodle or lan cet. Home Courtesies. —I am ono of those whose lot in life has boeu to go out into unfriendly world at an early age ; and of nearly twenty families in wliieh I made my home in the course of about nine years, there wero only three that could be desig nated as happy families; and the source of the trouble was not so much the lack of love as the lack of earo to mauifest it. The closing words of this sentenoe give us the fruitful souroe of family alienations, of heart aches innumerable, of sad faces and gloomy homo circles. " Not so much the lack of lovo as tho lack of earo to manifest an U. ßeled $o«trg. AUTUMN WOODS. Ere In the northern galo, The summer tresses of tho trees are gone, The woods of autumn, all around our vale, Have put their glory on. The mountains that unfold, In their wide sweep, Ihe colored landscape round, Seem groups of giant kings in purple and in gold, That guard tho enchanted ground . I roam tho woods that crown The upland, w'hero tho mingled splendors glow, Where the gay company of trees look down On the green fields below. My steps are not nlono In these bright walks; theswectsouthwestatplay, Flies, nestling, where the painted leaves are streu n Along the winding way. And far in heaven, the while. The sun, that sends the gale to wauder here, Pours out on the fair earth his quiet smile— The sweetest of the year. Where now the solemn shade— Verdure and bloom where many branches meet, So grateful when the noon of summer made Tho valley sick with heat ? Let in through the trees Come the strange rays; the forest depths aro bright Their sunny colored foliage iu tho breeze, Twinkles liko the beams of light. The rivulet, late unseen. Where flickering through thcshruhs,lts water run Shines with the image of its golden screen, And glimmeriugs of the sun. But 'neath yon crimson tree Lover to listening uinid might hreatho his flamo, Nor mark, within its roseate canopy, Her blush of maiden shame. Oh, Autumn 1 why so soon Depart tho hues that make the forest glad ; Thy gentle wind and thy fair sunny noon, And leavo thee wild and sad? Ah 1 'twero a lot too blest Forovor In thy colored shades to stray ; Amid the kisses of the soft southwest, To roam and dream for aye. And leave tho vain, low strife That makes men mad ; the tug for wealth and power ; Tho passions and tho cares that wither life, And wusto its little hour. ,THE mount of olives. Writing to tho Observer from Jerusa lem, " Eusebius" says : " Apart from the sacred associations of tho Mount of Olives it is one of tho most interesting places in the region of Jerusa lem. The view of tho city itself is tho finest to be had from any point. The summit of the Mount of Olives is three hundred feet above the area of the temple, on which it looks directly down, as upon the whole city whioh lies spread out like a map before one's eyes. Every point in the city can bo distinguished, ana every mountain round about can be scon, nud, looking eastward, we seo tho Valley of tho Jordan. The Dead Sea itself, although nearly twenty rnilos distant and threo thousand nine hundred and thirty-five feet below, is as plain to the sight ss Jerusa lem. If tho view is so interesting now, what must it have been when Jerusalem was in its glory and tho land of Palestine like a garden? I was greatly interested, when ascend ing the Mount of Olives at different timet, in tracing out tho path that David took —which I think may bo quite closely identified—when ho fled from the treach ery of Absalom. And David went up by the ascent of Mount Olivet, and wept as he went up, and had his head covered, and went barefoot ; and all tho that were with him oovered every man his head, and they went up, weeping as they went up. Nothing in the history of the reverses which kings have suffered could he more touching than this. The scene was constantly recurring to my mind as I went up the mountain from tiino to time. I was almost expecting to meet Sliimci as I passed over its summit, rnedans were thero with their curso if ho le Tho Moliam was not '.' THE PILGRIM FATHERS. A contemporary states on tho authority of tho lato Nathaniel Hawthorne that the old Mayflowor, of hallowed memory, after having landed a boat load of whito people at the Plymouth Rock, returned for an other cargo, and next time brought over a load of irrepressible and hitherto inex tcrniinable negroes, and dropped them down at or near Jamestown, Va. It is, however, domed by tho journal to which we are indobted for this statement that the Mayflowor furnished tho mate rials for the first whito settlement at Ply mouth. It states, on tho contrary, that the Pilgrims brought over by that famous boat found at least one very respectable Quaker family by the name of Wood, al ready having been settlod at Old Plymouth for at least four years. Captain Standish and company immediately gave Friend Wood and his family notice to leavo any time within thirty days—those days being graoiously given to bo used in preparing a dug-out to got away in. The old gen tleman being thus driven off, kopteloso to the shore till he found a spot that ploased him, and there built a small oity—still standing, and known as Woodville, New Jersey. In his new home he beoame the father of a numerous progeny, among whom lion. Benjamin and FcrnandoWood of New Y'ork, are numbered. So that the pious family of tho Woods aro the original Pilgrim Fathers, and Quakers at that 1 A girl hearing the lady of the houso at dinner, auk her husband to bring "Dom hey and Son" with him when ho oame home to tea, had two oxtra plates on the table, fot the supposed visitors. MUt and gomor. TUB RIVA ISO. Franky A. was a young man who fol lowed his trado of carpentor. He was an honest, industrious, religious young man, quiet and unobtrusive, but withal, natu rally shrewd and observant. Jimmy M: was a hardworking young farmer, who cultivated his own land, and though an huinblo young man, ho was regarded well-to-do person, in his neighborhood, and as a very fair "catoh," by mamas with marriageable daughters. It so hap pened that Franky and Jimmy conceived a liking for the samo young lady, tho daughter of a respectable farmer in the neighborhood. Franky had been a regu lar visiter at the farmer's house for some time, and had established very intimate relations with the family. He would go of a Saturday night, after finishing his weok's work, and stay until Monday mor ning, so that ho camo to be looked upon almost as "ono of the family." One Sun day afternoon Franky was at tho farmer's house as usual. Tho tablo had been spread for supper and they wero about sitting down to a very plain repast of mush and milk. Just then Jimmy was seen riding up tho lano towards tho houso on a tine spirited young horse. Tho farmer went out to meet him. The mother gathered up her plain delf cups and sauoers togeth er with the milk and mush and brown table cloth, and disappeared into the kitoh The daughter whipt up stairs and exchanged her dull oalioo for her best silk, and soon joined the gentlemen in tho par lor, radiant with smiles, and metamor phosed into a fine lady. In tho mean time the supper tuble had been respread. Tho china glittered upon a lino whito ta ble-cloth, and a tempting " shorQcako," and a pot of fragrant tea, had been provi ded instead of tho plainor mush and milk. Supper was announced. It was tho cus tom in tho family to havo "grace" at meals, and the farmer usually called up Franky to render that sorvioe. Ho did on this occasion. Franky, who had been a silent but attentive speotator of all that had passed since tho ooming of his rival, and who was somewhat of a wit, withal, drew up to the table, and with bccomiug gravity, commenced as follows : The Lord bo praised, bow I'm amazed To sec how' things are mended, Here's short-cake and tea for supper I see, When milk and mush wero iutended. The meal was eaten in silence. It was the last "grace" Franky ovsr said at that table. When supper was over ho took his bat and bade them good evoning. His rival marriod the young lady some months afterwards. as a on on S'l An Election Joke.—A stolid Dutch man was standing at a certain place on election day, inquiring far "do regular Democratic dioket," when a shrewd fellow stepped up and guppliod him with tho genuine thing. " Veil, now, eaya Hang, "Vot now will I do mit bim?" " Pat it in that box," exclaimed ««Tar ai voice«, pointing to the ballot-box. But tho cunning chap who bad aooom modated him with the " dickot" whUpered in his ear. " Don't lat them fool you ; don't pat it in the box; put it in your pooket; it'e yours ; don't let them cheat you out of your vote." And so ho did, ramming the ticket a way down to the bottom of a deep pocket in his coat, and walking off sb mad could bo at the rogues who wanted to obeat him out of his vote by putting it in the ballot-box. as While trudging along, ono day,all alone, a rebel soldier met a preacher, whon tho following dialogue ensued :—Preacher,— What command do you beloug to? Sol dier—I belong to the Fourth Texas Regi ment, Van Dorn's army. What army do yon belong to ? Preacher, very solemnly —I belong to the army of tho Lord. Then, my friend, said the soldier, you've got a long way from headquarters ! A physician in Burlington, Vermont, driving into town on election morning, was met by a friend who hailed him with the question:— "Have you voted?" "Not yet," replied the Doctor, "but I have been out all night aftor a voter, and I've got him safe, too." "When will he vote ?" "About twenty-one years from now." A oarpenter at a publio dinner given in honor of the erection of a largo publio ed ifioe for whioh ho was oontraotor, when the toast to his health was given, rather enigmatically said that he was more fitted for the tcaffold than for publie speaking. At a school at Wallsond, near New Castle, England, the master asked a class of boys the meaning of tho word appetito, whon, after a short pause, ono little boy said—"I know, sir. When I'm eatin I'm 'appy, and when I'm done I'm tight." A woman applied to a magistrate for a summons against a neighbor. "She call ed me a thief, your honor—oant I make her prove it?" "No doubt you could," Bald tho magistrate, "but I think you had better not." Now Lisbon, Ohio, has a female base ball oluh. One of tho girls recently mado a "homo run." She saw her rospoctod father approaching with a switoh, Tteiah Purple.— The «notant wealth and opulence of Tyre oame principally from ita purple dye. About fifteen hun drod years Dcforo Christ, it is said, the King of Phoenicia was so captivated with the color that he made it bis greatest or nament, the Tyrian purple thus becoming an emblem of royalty. In the time of Augustus, a pound of wool dyed at Phoe nicia was worth about a hundred and fifty dollars. The purple was obtained from a small vessel or sac in the throat of a. shellfish, to tho amount of about one drop' from each animal. At first it is a color less liquid ; but, by exposure to the air and tho bright sunlight of the Tyrian coast, yellow, green, «sure, red, and in the course of forty-eight hours a brilliant purple hue. Tho color, besides its great brilliancy, is also remarkable for its dura bility. Pluturch says, in his life of Alex ander, that at tho taking of Susa, the of Da the val ue of five thousand talents, which still re tained its beauty although it had lain there nearly two hundred years. The color re sists tho action of all alkalies and most acids. O reeks fouud iu the royal treeury rius a quautity of purple cloth at Tue Honest Iuibu Boy. —There was a lad in Ireland who was put to work at a liueu factory, and while he was at work there a piece of olotb was wont to be sent out which was short of tho quantity it ought to bo ; but the master thought it might bo made tho length by a little stretching. He thereupon unrolled the cloth, taking bold of one end of it himjelf and the boy at the other. Ho then said : " Pull, Adam, pull." " I cannot, sir." "Why?" " Bccauso it is wrong, sir," said Adam, and he rofused to pull. Upon this the master said he would not do for a linen manufacturer, and sent him home ; but that boy became tho learned Bev. Dr. Adam Clarke. Amonu the Lepers. — Rev. Dr. Robln soq, in ono of bis letters from Asia Minor, " As wo departed from the town, wo found onrsclvoa suddenly confronted, a mong the hedges of aloes, with a crowd of lepers. They were crying abjectly for money, and extending their most mon strous deformities almost so as to touch us with their hands. So hideous and loath some are theso creatures that all pity shrinks into a passion of recoil from them. Their hands dropping off finger by finger and joint by joint ; their nosea eaton away, their lips rotted off, their voices hoarse and unearthly, their forma shrunken—oh, I oannot make words say, in any foree of violence, how dreadfully repulsive this soeno was to ns all." says : Cure fou Stawummnq.—T he effeotua) cure mainly depends npon the determina tion of tho sufferer to carry out the follow ing rule : Keep the teeth cloea together, and before attempting to speak mapir« deeply; then give time for quiet utterance, and after very slight practice the hcsiU tion will bo relieved. No epaamodio ao tion of tho lower jaw muat he [permitted to seperate the teeth when speaking. This, plan, regularly carried out for six months, cured me when twenty years old. I was painfully bad, both to rnysolf and to otheri. Without determination to follow out the plan, it is of no use attempting it. The following curious sentence, " Sutor arepo teret opera rota*," is not first-class Latin, but uiuy be translated: " I cease from my work ; the mower will wear his wheels." It is, in fact, something liko a nonsense verse, hut has these peculiari ties: 1. It spells backward and forward tho samo. 2. Then the first letter of each word spells tho first word the second letters of each word spell the second word. 4. Then all the third, and on through tho fourth aud fifth. 6. Then, commencing with the last Utter of eaeh word, spells the first word. ti. Then the next to the last, and so on through. 8. Then all The line of conduct chosen by a prudent young man during the tivo yearB from fif teen to twenty, will, in almost every in stance, determine his character for life. As he is then careful or careless, prudent or imprudent, industrious or indolent, truthful or dissimulating, intelligent or ignorant, temperate or dissolute, so will he bo in after yeara, and it needs no prophet to cast his horoscope or calculate his chance in life. Humors of tue Cxnsus.—Wo see it stated that in Indiana the oensus taker discovered a young lady who was happy in tho name of Jane Juliette Isalina Ara minta Muscadora Pceka. In Ohio a fam ily was found where the first son was nam ed Imprimis, the second Finis, and the three others Appendix, Addendum, and Erratum. A Useful Recife. —It may not bo gen erally known among our lady roaders that hot water will tako out the stain of any fruit from any fubrio. You havo only to put the garment in a tub or howl, pour boiling water over it, and let it stana ti oool, then wash out, and the stain iagone. u Valuo the friendship of him who stand« by you in tho storm. Why is it children arc not taught po. liteuess ?