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|Ÿ5 Ÿ ♦ |jK S i^Yn 'ftj r K A A P A VOL. 3. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CATTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 12, 1870. NO. 46. G rand exposition FOR THE FASHIONABLE WORLD. COMPLIMENTS OF MRS. M. A. BINDER. No. 1101, N. W. corner Eleventh and Chestnut streets, Philadelphia. FASHIONS FOR THE FALL AND WINTER Of 1870, Wholesale and Retail, which Paris and the first inanufofACtortes supply. Dresses, Mantles, Cloaks ano. Costumes for Ln dies and Children. A special d^paitnicnt of plain and elegantly trimmed patterns, of the lat est Parisian and English styles, ut $G per dozen. If you want a handsomely-fitting, well-made suit, at short notice, go to Mrs. Binder's for taste ful trimmings and dainty stitches. Mourning, Travelling and Wedding outfits, Walking and Fancy Costumes. DRESS AND CLOAK TRIMMINGS , BUT TONS, ORNAMENTS , comprising the latest Paris novelties in black and colored Fringes, (limps, Ruches, Loops, Flowers, Gloves, Bridal-Wreuths, Veils, RitibonB, new shades in velvet, Satin and Tufi'eta Ribbons, Sashes, Neckties. MADE UP LACE GOODS-GRAND DU CHESSE LACE FOR DRESS TRIMMING. Pointe Applique, Valenciennes, Hamburg Edg ings and insertions, Black Guipure ; Laces, new in design and moderate i CHOICE INDIAN ORNAMENTS. d Thread price. Fans, Birds, Mats, Cushions, Mouchoirs, Ca ses and Fancy Goods, selected by Mrs. Binder at Niagara. Elegant li of Whitby Jet Goods, in sets, Breastpins, Ear-rings, Necklaces and Bracelets. Splendid line of French Jet Goods, Cornl and French Gold Sets, Charms, Sleeve Buttons, Chains, &c. which for price or variety in style, cannot be surpassed. Strangers visiting our ci ty are respectfully invited to examine Pinking and Goffering. Cutting and Fitting Also, a perfect system of Dress Cutting taught Patterns sent by mail the Union. or express to all parts of MRS. M. A. BINDER'S, N. W. Cor. Eleventh and Chestnut Sts. Phila. sept 24—4mos DELAWARE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY OF WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. John P. McLcnr, Pres. M. M. Child, Sec BRANCH OFFICE: N. W. cor. Ninth & Chestnut Streets. PHILADELPHIA. Geo. W. Stonk, Vice President, Manager. G*o. F. Turner, Gen'l Agent k Attorney. Purely HIiifiial-Low Rufes. A LL Policies Nonforfoiting after One Annual Puyment. Every accommodation consist ent with safety guaranteed to Policy Holders. Books containing full information concerning the plans and rules of the Company sent free up on application to the Branch Office. Ayents Wanted throuyhout the Slates of Pennsylva and New Jersey. References (by permission)—lion. E. W. Gil pin, Chief Justice State of Delaware; Hon. Thos. F. Bayard, U. S. Senator from Delaware; Rt. Rev. Alfred Lee, Bishop of Delaware ; Gen. Hen ry du Pont, Powder Manufacturer; Hon. Gove Saulsbury, Gov. State of Del. the Presidents of all the Bunks in the city of Wilmington ; Hon. J. J. Valentine, Mayor of Wilmington. June 4—ly. A FIRST-CLASS BRICK YARD For Sale, I N New Castle, Del. situated on the Del. R. R. and Delaware River, w ith plenty of good clay and moulding sand in the yard. There is ling which runs from the main track of the Del. R. R. alongside of the kilu, where bricks can be loaded without cost of cartage. Water has just boen iutroduced.into the town and the town good Prospets or improving. This is a good op portunity for any ore that has a desire to go in to the brick business. Address 111 has JOHN GUGER k SON, New Castle, Del. sept 24 —6m TO THE PUBLIC. T HE subscriber tt-ould call the atteotloo <4 the public to his Large and Well-Selected Stock of GOODS, Consisting in part of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, GROCERIES, BOOTS, Shoes, Hats, Hardware, as Queens ware, Wood and Willow Ware, Earthen and Stone Ware. FISH, MEATS, &o. And everything usually kept in a FIRST CLASS COUNTRY STORE All of which have been selected with care, and will be SOLD AT PRICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TIMES. Giro ui a call before purchasing elsewhere. NO CHARGE FOR SHOWING GOODS. ty of or (Charles Tatman, Jr. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. apr. 9—tf HOW T O G-E T RICH. A Sure Guide to Honest Wealth. N O one in business or out hut can, by a strict attention to rules laid out in this Book, be come wealthy in a short time. Agents will find this the best selling hook in the market. Single copies sent postpaid on re ceipt of 50 cents. Address sept 24—ly CHARLES M. JONES, Wilmington, Del. FOR SALE. Very Large and Healthy Peach Trees, embracing all the best va E. R. COCHRAN, Middletown, Del. N. B. Persons desirous of buying trees are in vited to call and examine my stock, pept 10—6ra 75,000 S rieties, new and old. B BOOK, STATIONERY, AND variety store. S CHOOL BOOKS and Miscellaneous Works, Bibles, Prayer Books and Hymn Books, Blank Books, in various styles and binding; Tuck, Memorandum and Puss Books. STATIONERY. Writing, Letter, and Note Paper, Envelopes, in variety ; Mourning Paper and Envelop FANCY ARTICLES. to mutch. Photograph Albums, ork Boxes, Fancy Boxes, citing Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Books, Port Folios, Purses, Port Monaies, Segar Cases, Picture Frames, Tassel and Cords, Looking Glasses, BACK GAMMON BOARDS, CHESS AND CHECKER MEN, GAMES of all KINDS. Rubber Pencils and Penholders, Writing Fluid d Ink Stands, Pocket Cutlery, Roger's Scissors, *c. Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Breast Pins, Fiuger Rings, Spectacles, Violin Strings, Combs, Brushcr., Nail and Tooth Brushes, Gum Bands, Watch Keys, Key Rings, and Puff Boxes. A fine assortment of Colgate & Co's. Soap PIIALON'S NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS, Wright's and Taylor's Superior Extracts, Pomades, Hair Oils, And Dental Soap of the First Quality GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS. Neck Ties of various styles, Bismarck Collars, Gloves, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Cuffs, Wristlets. Segars, Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To bacco Pouches. Lumps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil. NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. New York Ledger, Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine, Frank Leslie, Chimney Corner, v Weekly, Girls and Boys Weekly, Gleason's Literary Companion, &c. Godey's Peterson's, Atlantic, Arthur's, Gal axy and Mm'e Demorcst's Magazines. D. L. DUNNING, No. 2 Town Hall. Middletown, Del Jan. 30—ly GEO. W. INGRAM & CO. Brokers & Real Estate Agents, BROAD STREET ABOVE MAIN, Middletown, Delaware, A ttend promptly to the collec tion of NOTES, DRAFTS, BILLS, &c. &c. NEGOTIATE LOANS, PURCHASE & SELL STOCKS ON COMMISSION, And offer for sale Valuable Real Estate, Comprising some of the most desirable Farms the Peninsula. Correspondence by mail solicited. Refer by permission to the following named gentlemen : Hon. R. C. Holiday, »Sec. of State, Annapo lis, Md. W. R. Bergholz, Memphis k El Paso Pacific Railroad, N. Y. R. Atkinson, Banker, 41 Broad st. N. Y. Hon. Richard Schell, 50 Wall " " Col. Blanton Duncan, Louisville, Ky. Geo. Beir, Adj. General, Baltimore, Md. Geo. W. Karsncr, J. W. V Seyfert, McManus k Co. Philadelphia. Gen. Robert Putterson, " B. F. Chathai march 17—tf on a McDonough. 1'-;m ill. Phila. Nat. Bank. BANKING HOUSE or John Mc\Lear& Son NO. GO» MARKET STREET, Wilmington. Delaware (ESTABLISHED 1848.) D EPOSITS of money received on interest dur ing business hours of every day, subject to draft at sight, or payable at a time agreed upon, as may be desired by the depositor. Persons depositing with us c the 8nme manner as paid when presented. We buy. sell and exchange 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 mission. Drafts on 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 promptly answered. give cheeks in upon Banks, which will be on coni JOHN McLEAR & SON. of nug. 27—3mos To the Public. T HE undersigned respectfully informs the cit izens of Middletown and vicini ty that he is prepared with excellent JSxfl ST Horses, Wagons and Carts to do all kinds of hauling at moderate rates. Proprietors of hotels and housekeepers will find it to their advantage to give him a call. Coal and lumber hauled at shortest notice. Orders for baggage or other parcels, left at the Post Office, will ceive prompt attention. . B.—75 Tons of good BUILDING SAND for WM. W. WILSON. re N sale. July 2—tf PEACH TREES. A LARGE stock of Healthy Peach Trees of the best market varieties. Also a genoral Nur sery stock of Fruit & Ornamental Treks, Vines, &c. Address THOMAS J. PULLEN, Successor to Isaac Pullen, Highlstown, N.J. References: John P. Cochran, Wm. R. Cochran, sept 3—2mos* S easoned oak and pine wood, sawed and Split, delivered in town, in quantities to suit, at $7 lier cord, by E. T. EVANS Feb 19—tf B ISHOP'S ANIMAL POKE—a «AI and see it at - article EVANS iu / I u\ I 9 ak'i 2 Q co U1 k ; if» I* £ CO -< m THE AMERICAN Buttonhole, Overseaming, Sewing Machine, Has the following advantages most all other Sewing Machines in the market: over It has tension which prevents cutting of dropping of stitches. ?.. !* ,ms t,le ,noSt 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 .4 It has raised at \ 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. 6 It has the highest attainable speed, making 2,200 stitches per minute by foot, und 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 thread in y Btrai a feed bar which can be lowered or 'ill, thus adapting it to all kinds of hatev ful ppenrance. 10 It 1ms the strongest, most convenient, hand somely polished, braced table, \\ board to prevent soiling the dress. ith drawer, and 11 Its eov is polished, fitting and locked as a little trunk. There is nothing better than this to preserve the machine. 12 It has straight needle. 13 Four hobbi 14 It has the best henmier. 15 It has the mod Jack-of-oll-t rades, hems, tucks, braids and ruffles. 16 It is as simple as ai hold a spool of cotton. plctc attachment, the fells, binds, bastes, y machine in the rnar 1 1 It needs but little time to learn its opora was yet in and cy's it his ket. tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. 19 It sews on straight t another at the same time tachment or after work. These advantages combin a sewing machine for the family .. use it steadily in all kinds of work. Nothing equal cun he found in the way of combining the advantages of all the sewing machines now known, while obviating all their faults. piece while puffing vithout basting, nt the best qualities of who want to THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN ed Possesses alone anti idislurbcd, there being other machine even pretending them : . 1 't bas n larger arm and stronger construc tion than any family machine, admitting larger pieces of work, thus fitting the machine to family and manufacturing purposes as well, without need of t room. umcliines. It lias 8)x5 inches clear 2 It hems any width of un i thickness, fi ll cambric to 2 inches beaver. 1-10 3 It liinils skirt, or vliatever. coat, I any braid or binding a hat without 4 It folds up the brim of a hat to any fullness 5 It sheet or Brussels carpet. C It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders erseams the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of any size on anv material. J 9 It has braid of size the braiding machine which makes or color at the rate of Ï50 yards per hour. This sells for $10 extra. 10 It always won the first premium at exhibition iu which it has been entered. very THE AMERICAN Can be had us a plai the butter 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 full outfit for plain sewing, hemming, kc. Wc simply ask an examination to verify all wc state. iug machine without '.hole und overscan»ng, at $15 less than SUB-AGENCIES : of to ho Special Aoert.— G. W. Baker, 220 King St. Wilmington. Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del. TRAVELLING AGENTS : Daniel Whiting, Wm. VV. Lyimrn Joshua Brown, Wm. T. Gallaher, John Avery, George W. Gravat, James L. Kelley. Or. PATRONI, Office and Warerooms, 511 KENTGr TEEET WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. June 18—ly (Original jjodrg. For the Middletown Transcript. li¥es Written in St. Ann's Churchyard at the crave ofA.J. ». by-. IV gar ful that for it Sleep, little Annie, sleep! Sweet girl, thou wilt not be forgot; For many eyes will weep Full oft above this hallowed spot. Here summer-birds will sing, And here the summer-flowers will bloom; ' many an off'ring For years be cast upon thy tomb. And Now, Autumn leaves fall sere This consecrated spot around ; And Winter,s frosty tear i)ii bedew this sacred ground. But Spring will come again In all her Sweet s Will s. .'surrectivc power,— shine und soft ruin, Green leaf, and bud ami Mower.— Tho r eet soft winds will play, A ud dew-drops full-orbed, pure and bright, Will make each bending spray Glow in the glor' morning light.— Sleep on, and take thy rest 1 % The grave shall not always retain Thy form; thy gentle breast N ith life shall throb and thrill again ! That joyous Spring shall come \\ hen Christ shall bid each loved-one rise, And in von blessed home J Beyond those sweet, blue, bending skies,— In one eternal Spring The flower planted neath this sod Shall bloom, an offering Meet for the Paradise of God 1 November, 1870. flirrt £torg. THE MYSTERY. no al. its nal be Dr. Winter, sitting at his breakfast ta ble, was drying the morning paper, still damp, and exhaling the odor of the press before the tire, while his eyes rested now und then on a number of letters brought in by the postman. The Doctor was a middle-aged bache lor, well-to-do in the world, aud having a comfortable practice. Life had gone on smoothly enough for him, with scarcely a break wortli recording, lie had no mourn ful memories of the past ; his affections had never been blighted ; his youth lie had spent in getting rich, and now he was satisfied with his worldly accumula tions, but in no liasto to sceuro aid to dis sipate them. liut tho dead levels of life get strangely stirred now and then ; and as Dr. Winter unfolded the paper, his eye fell on graph headed : "Sudden Death. it of a para Our readers will gi'et to learn of tho sudden demise of the talented young artist, Edgar Percy. Ho was found dead in his apartment last evening. lies disease was probably some organic affection of the heart. Wc yet unable to give further particulars." "Edgar Percy dead! Why, it only yesterday afternoon that I met him in perfect health." lie took up his hat and gloves with the iutention of visiting Percey's lodgings, and was carelessly putting tho Jette way, when he suddenly exclaimed, " Per cy's hand! Sealed with black too! I wonder I did not notice it before, it be possible that he writes to tell me of his death ?" re arc ft Can the from Dr. Winter sat dott ed the sombre missive, evening before, aud Percy's n again, and open It was dated the sure enough Edgar name was signed to it. Dr. Winter read: " My Dead Friend:— " It is now time for us to part—for me to dio, for you to live; and wltieh of us meets the best fate, trod only knows." Do you remember those words of Socrates, doctor? While you aro reading this I »hall bo cold enough, and quiet enough, too. veil will have boen rent apart, and the darkened glass withdrawn. You hear of tny death. You will stand over me and wonder that one so young should recoil down si, suddenly. Tho world will raise uplifted hands of astonishment, and then rush on and forget us ere a single morn has waxed aud waned. And yet it is tho fear of this same cold, indifferent world that compels us to rush unbidden from its haunts, veuled. Remember, it is the secret of the dead; betray it not. I have taken subtle und deadly poison; so subtle that it Icav trace to betray its presence—so deadly that iu one half hour I shall be a corpsp— one half hour! Then tho unveiling of eternity ! To you, I repeat, I bequeath this secret. To you I bequeath the task of ffuding out why I took my life in my own hands, and «out out of the world dreading its power. I might tell you. They say the deeds of all men shall one day be known. Ah, my God! I had rather throw myself upon thy mercy, who know'st my sins already, than live to be at the mercy of man ! My lips shall er frame tho confession write it. me the secret dies. The ill To you the secret is rc ('S no nev —my pen never My death alone ends all. With - If I lived, it must become known, dare not betray the trust a dead man. Come and look at after you have read this. Farewell. Edgak Percy. Dr. Winter's astonishment was too vast find an immediate utterance. He put the letter carefully iu his pocket, and went forth to obey the dead man's sum mons, " Come aud look at mo after you havo read this." Ay, that he would . 1 Standing over the dead in the darkened parlor, tho dootor learned all that tho world was over to know of Edgar Percy's flitting. The servant had taken him in soma warm water the evening before, and had given her a lcttor to post. Going me to his room two hours later to closo the shutters, she fourni him lying on the sofa quiet enough, as he himself had said. The room was in its usual order, lie had evidently dropped off without a strug gle. She did not know to whom the let ter was addressed, as she was unable to read writing ; but noticed that tho seal was black. Mr. Percy used that kind of envelope always. That was all she had to B::y, and the Doctor told her she might go and leave him with the dead. It mast not, however, be supposed that IV inter thought of nothing else than Ed gar 1 erey s suicide. Man is seldom faith ful to a memory ; and having his hands upon the good things of this life. Winter believed in enjoying them, and after puz hundred possible so lutions to the riddle, he gave it up ; so that when Edgar Percy had been dead for a year, tho thing was precisely where was when first he read tho suicide' letter. Very pathetic was the dead fuce. A mournful beauty veiled the chiseled fea tures ; a sad smile wreathed his exquisite mouth. Tho profile, turned slightly a side, gave the head a listening look. Mar velous enough, doubtless, were the sounds now ringing in those ears ! the mystery upon which those eyes so feared to look that they must must needs put on the veil of death ? No answer—no stirring of those lips lifting of those heavy lids with death for corn-weights ! A tear fell upon the marble brow of the dead ; the Doctor's baud fell carcss ingly upon the damp locks. " Poor boy !" he murmured. But there came a time when the sad beauty of that face was hid away to await the awful change ulreudy commeuccd ; when the sad smile scorned like wherewith the dead mock their own do wns forgotten by What was —no a sneer cay, aud Edgar Percy all save one. He hail no clue as yet. Percy had been for two years a resident of the place, bad been successful as an artist, but bad It was no relation that any one know, known that he came from the but that was all. country, Who were his friends no one could tell. It seemed that be had none save those ho had made in town. He was not in debt. He left behind him sufficient to pay the exponse of bis funer al. Among bis effects, orderly aud com mon-place, there was not a sign of mys tery, nor a scrap of writing, not unfinished sketch to point a clue, thing the Doctor felt sure of. Edgar Percy, mentally or physically, was the personation of his own mystery. Ilis death destroyed its power, put an end to its threatenings. swallowed it up in inter nal oblivion. It might be guilt—it might be misfortune—it might be fate. What ever it was it concerned tho dead alone. eveu an One man It lay between him and the world. God might pardon and overlook it if it were sin ; but the world, he knew, never could. Dut was it sin? The world, wc know, forgives that easily enough when it L sanctified by success and beyond the roach of law. If it was something the world could not forgive, what could it have been ? zling his brain on a Another year dimmed tho memory of the tragedy ; the third effaced it entirely from his mind, to return only by fits and starts. It was during the close of tho third year that Dr. Winter made the acquain tance of a young surgeen belonging to one nf the principal hospitals. YouDg Win. Dunning took a great fancy to the mid dle-aged, jolly practitioner, a penchant reciprocated by the Doctor ; and when off duty the two were always togetli One* day Dr. er. W inter, accompanied Dunning to the hospital, and went the rounds with him. There were many sad sights there, moans of pain and thin pal lid faces, on which death stamped. Dunning stopped at one of the pallets, which lay the slender form of yet in his early youth, whole pale, regu lar features and dusky eyes sent a thrill of rememberance through Dr. Winter'» soul. Where had he seen that face and when ? plainly a man " Who is he? rose to his lips. " It is hard to tell who he is," replied Dunning. " He was found wandering in tho street, wild with delirium, been robbed, it seemed, and turned out of a sick bed by some treacherous fiend, doubtless hoping that ho would perish in the street. Poor creature ! near at hand !" "Is he conscious?" "lie has not been hitherto ; but I think he will recover his reasou before he dies. Ah ! there is sanity in his eyes even Speak to him Doctor." „My good man," said Winter, "do you sec me ?" "Doctor Winter," uttered a feeble voice. "You know me !" he cried with aston ishment. "Who are you ?" A feeble entile curved his thin lips. "If you will sit down besido me I have long story to tell you. Yet, no, it shall not bo long." Tho sick man stretched his hand for a It was given him, and again the duskey eyes were turned upon Winter's face, and the low voice beg "Five years ago I met you first, two years you were my friend. I died, bequeathing you a strange task. For threa years I was dead to you and all the world." "Yo», then, are Edgar Percy?" the question that was Ho had His hour is now. cordial. an : For the sofa said. lie strug let to seal of the leave ,,What is loft of him." "You were not dead, then? In what manner were you rescued from the grave ? "No, I was not dead," he said. "Dy ing has been my profession. I have lived upon the proceeds of my deaths at various times; but I am not dead yet. To say that Dr. Winter was astouuded would but feebly express the stato of the good man's mind, while Dunning watched the two with distended " A bliud, my friend ; a blind, merely to throw you off the track. You sav"— to Dunning—"that I am going to die?" "loucettainlj are beyond all skill." "»Voll, what matters it? I have been a great rascal, and no one has ever sus pected it. 'Twill he a sort of relief to speak the truth for once iu my life.— Lüsten, both of you." 1 he processes of converting a warm young heart to villainy and dishonesty aro It matters not how I bucame the hypocrito I always was ; I think it was horn in me, and mismanagement stregth cued the natural propensity. Well, Doc tor. I am going to make tho story short, to give the frame work, as it were, which you can fill out at your leisure ; for alrea dy I feel the death clutch at my vitals i bree separate timos have I, with the aid of an accomplice, feigned death success fully. Each time my life was insured to a large amouut ; each time I bore a differ ent name, was hurried or supposed to have been, by my accomplice, who, of course was the person iu whose favor my insur auee was drawn. I have had in all £5,000 within the space of five years, obtained in this way. The last time I undertook it, my accomplice,, after drawing the money refused to give me my usual share, two, thirds. Knowing that I was in his power I dared not proceed to extremities with him ; so I let him depart with his ill-gotten But the disappointment of my last effort was to much for mo ; and here I am defeated ut last and brought to a bed winch is really a couch of death." "Then" said Dr. Winter,"by silonoe, dreading lest I betrayed the dishonor of a dead friend, I connived at a felony, and helped two scoundrels to prey upon society. Uh, Edgar Percy I would not have he lieved it of you! ' "Lan't you see," responded the dying maD, with a feeble sneer, "that that is the reason why 1 was so successful V—My face stamped me not only pure, but above sus pteion. So much for faces." Dr. it inter turned abruptly away, shock °d, disgusted, and angry. Dunning sent for a magistrate, who took the confession ot tho imposter, who, however, refused to £ lve the name of his confederate in crime, died at last, ropeuting at the eleventh hour, as is often the custom with such men. Dr. Winter says that he would rather have gone on fretting now and then over a mystery he oould not solve, than to have it solved as this was, and that he can er forgive himself for being duped by Per c j' 8 b'' n g epistle. eyes. "But what" demanded tho Doctor, with difficulty forcing himself to speak, "was the disgrace to which you alluded iu that letter ?" A fea a Mar so lips of sad ; do by was various. to an gains. nov - to Timid People —It is the habit of some people to laugh at the terror which is ex perienced by olhers at the heavy thunder crash, or the flashing lightning. This is both cruel and wicked, since the victim is no more to blame for it, than fur the color of his eyes and hair,—in fact, like them, it is often hereditary. Such persons should he pitied and soothed, and allowed during these periods to be always near some one whom they lovoand confide in. pccially is this true of children, some of whom suffer more than words can tell from this, as well as other causes of fear.— Deal gently with such ; it is the only way to eradicate their fears ; lidiculo and harsh ness will only confirm them. The child "afraid of the dark," should never ho forced to encounter it unattended and watched. Idiocy has often been the sad result of contrary treatment. Lot parents and teachers then, ho thoughtful in these regards. More cs fur far the or for one in eu un A Don Plais Ball. —A New Orleans judge says we saw a bevy of boys playing ball with—think of this manifestation of progress, ye friends of the national gamo ! —a dog in the capacity of catcher—a middle-sized Yellowish dog, the offspring of a pointer, but only maternally a pointer, tho sire having been of a less noble origin —catching the hall with an accuracy that was really astonishing. For half an hour, during which wo watched this novel game of base-ball, the dog did not miss tho ball single time. And more than this, when, at our request, ouo of tho boys threw tho hall into the grass for a distance of about fifty feet, hie canine catcher fouud it in an instant and brought it back. Tho dog is evidently trained for the national game, and may yet make his mark as the cham pion catcher in this city. Ordinary gun cotton can be dissolved in very excellent species of imitation of ivory produced. So perfect is this imitation that expert billiard players have pronounced it supe rior. There was some dangor in oompress ing the wet mass of camphor aud cotton in order to produce this imitation of ivory, as, when pressed, the application of phor vapors was liable to cause the pressed mass to explode. Sawdust pills, says an old physician, would effectually cure most of the disenses with which mankind is afflicted, if patient would mako his own sawdust. on - or old able aud ter, be camphor, and from it that used to the per 19 cam eo m every STItc cdfarntfr. For the Middletown Transcript. NORWAY O ATS—A SUPEIUOU VALUE TYo A second year s trial of these oats, (which we obtained from llumsdoll & Co. in the winter of 'G8j, has convinced that they will improve rather than dete^ riorate in quality. The original seed I got were light, not weighing over 30 lbs. 1 hough the first year's trial, by reason of late and thin sowing, was very unsatisfac tory, the crop had gained 3 lbs. in weight and showed no disposition to "run out" or change its color like the black Liberian-, which we introduced u dozen years ago In 18(19 we drilled them at the rata of three pecks per acre hut they did not stool out so wonderfully as represented, and w. found double that quantity of seed this year hardly enough. The crop last year was about 40 bushels from one of seed. The present season wo sowed them along side the common white, and about 1J bus. per acre—the white oats, 2J bus._t alike, and the trial in every way calculated to show tho merits of each, (except the Norway should havo been 2 bus. per sere), and now for the result.—Appearances did not indicate much difference in the yield until after they headed out, when it apparent that the Norways had a longer head, a more plump and numerous grain, and a stiller, hut not taller straw. The field contained ten acres of each, and got, by machine measure, nearly 600 bus. of Norway and 400 bus. white, being a difference of almost one-third in favor of the Norway. Ilad wc sowed 2 bus. per acre I have no doubt the yield would have reached 60 bus. and this I think a safe tiinato for good oat laud, stiff clay, and I recommend at least J bus. more seed than on light soil. Here then is a gain of 20 bus. per acre, and though the seed cost the extravagant price of $8 abus, two years ago, it was a good ia vestment. Dut the price is coming down. and in a few years more they will corn mand no more than the old varieties. If the farmer is convinced (as I am) that they are the best oat in cultivation, and will soon supercede all others, he will not hesitate to pay one-fourth of what we paid for the first seed brought in Delaware, Suppose you have 20 acres to seed in oats next year, and the they will require 60 bus. white or 40 Norway. White at 60 cents, $25 ; Norway at $2, $80, or $6$ more for Norway seed. Twenty bus. per acre more tiiau common oat will be 400 bus. gained by investing $55 moro for seed; and as the price will not be below $1 next year the clear gain will bo about $345. The Norway is not black, but gray, and the straw makes excellent feed as it bo» abundant blade. We hoar that Mr. E. R. Cochran raised aboat the same quantity, Relieving this subject of vital interest to the agricultural community, wc submit these facts to tho consideration of your readers. D. R. IIIooins us soir V, U we es Our soil u a McDonough, Nov. 1870. Tomato Figs.— Among the new article» capable of being utilized and converted in* to money on the farm, nothing to ua look® more plausible than the making of tomato figs. The taste for tomato, whether a nat ural or acquired one, is unusually popular, and there is hardly a vegetable whioh public demand has required to be cooked aud prepared for present and permanent use, iu such a great variety of ways na the tomato, and which retains peculiar flavor. The time will probable come when large fields of them will be cultivated readily it». expressly fur converting into figs, which wc consider far preferable to commmon fig». They retain the tomato taste, keep as well as the others, and could as well be exported or shipped long distances. Large drying apparatus must of course bo constructed for tho wholesale business, aud other ngements to correspond ; hut we predict that those who go first into it will mako a good deal of money. The following in the reoeipt for making tomato figs, which wo have known tried with tho host results : " Collect a lot of ripe tomatoes about one inch in diameter, skin and stew them in the usual ar manner, when done lay them on dishes, flatten them slightly and spread - them a light layer of pulverized white or best brown over nugar; expose them to a summer's sun, or place them in a drying house ; when dry as freslr figs, pack in old fig or small boxes, with sugar between each layer. If properly managed the dif ference cannot he detected from the verit able article." Modifications may be made by further experince ; but tho process is very simple aud they could probably bo put on the market and yield a good profit at half the price of Smyrna figs, and aro so much bet ter, that the latter would to a great extent be superceded — Practical Farmer. Manure from Indian Corn._ It is said that a new manure is prepared in France from Indian Corn, a substaneo now largely used In the French distilleries. The grain previously coarsely broken, is first subi jected to the action of dilute sulphuric acid to convert its starch into ' sugar. After fermentation the refuso is placed i» largo tanks, and when all the solid matters have subsided the clear liquid is drawn off, and the residue yields au excellent manure, containing about 9 per cent, of water, 68 per cent, of organic matters, including nearly 6 per cent, of nitrogen, and abotU 19 per cent, of mineral matter.