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■Jh, •t v. y mm h m m y i bf W A aV'A vj MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 26, 1870. VOL. 3. NO. 48. BOOK, STATIONERY, AND Variety store. CIIOOL BOOKS and Miscellaneous Works, Bibles, Prayer Books and Hyinn Books, Blank Books, in various styles and binding; Tuck, Memorandum and Pass Books. STATIONERY. Writing, Letter, and Note Paper, Envelopes, in variety ; Mourning Paper and Envelopes to match. s FANCY ARTICLES. Photograph Albums, ork Boxes, Fancy Boxes, riting Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Books, Port Folios, Purses, Port Monuies, Segar Frames, Tassel and Cords, Looking Glasses, BACK GAMMON BOARDS, CIIESS AND CHECKER MEN , GAMES of all KINDS. Cases, Picture Rubber Pencils and Penholders, Writing Fluid and Ink Stands, Pocket Cutlery, Roger's Scissors, Ac. Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Brens» Pins, Finger Rings, Spectacles, Violin Strings, Combs, Brushes, Nail and Tooth Brushes, Gum Bands, Watch Keys, Key Rings, and Putt'Boxes. A fine assortment of Colgate & Co's. Soap PIIALON'S N1GI1T BI.OOMING CEIIEDS, 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, /Moves, Hose, Handkerchief's, Cuffs, Wristlets. "Segars, Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To bacco Pouches. Lamps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil. NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES. New York Ledger, Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine, Frank Leslie, Chimney Corner, Weekly, Girls and Boys Weekly, Gleason's Literary Companion, &c. Peterson's, Atlantic, Arthur's, Gal 'e Dcmorest's Magazines. D. L. DUNNING, No. 2 Town Hull. Middletown, Dtl ?y ' s P d Mm axy Jan. 30—ly 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 G d Retail. Of 1870, Wholesale which Paris and the first nmnufafuctories supply. Dresses, Mantles, Cloaks »dies and Children. A special dqmitrnont of plain and elegantly trimmed patterns, of the lat est Parisian und English styles, at $G per dozen, handsomely-fittin Costumes tor Lu ell-made If you want 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 und colored Fringes, Gimps, Ruches, Loops, Flowers, Gloves, Bridal-Wreaths, Veils, Ribbons, new shades in velvet, Satin and Taffeta Ribbons, Sashes, Neckties. MADE VP LACE GOODE— GRAND DU CHESSE LACE FOR DRESS TRIMMING. Pointe Applique, Valenciennes, Hamburg Edg ings and insertions, Blin k Guipure iiud Thread Ibices, new in design aud moderate in price. CHOICE INDIAN ORNAMENTS. Fans, Birds, Mats, Cushions, Mouchoirs, Ca ses and Fancy Goods, selected by Mrs. Binder at Niagara. Klegnnt line of Whitby Jet Goods, in sets, Breastpins, Ear-rings, Necklaces and Bracelets. Splendid line of French Jet Goods, Coral and French Gold Sets, Chnrms, Sleeve Buttons, Chains, &c. which for price or variety in Btyle, cannot he 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. express U, ai, parts < . M. A. BINDER'S. Patterns sent by mail the Union. of MRS N. W. Cor. Eleventh and Chestnut Sts. Phila. sept 24—4mos TO THE PUBLIC. T HE subscriber would call tits attention at the public to his Large and Well-Selected Stock of GOODS, Consisting in part of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, GROCERIES, BOOTS, Shoes, Hats, Hardware, Quecnsware, Wood ^nd Willow Ware, Earthen and Stone W uro FISH, MEATS, &c. 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. fll.t ns » call before purchasing elsewhere. NO CHARGE FOR SHOWING GOODS. Charles Tatman, Jr. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. apr. 9—tf EOR SALE. fm p AAA Very barge and Healthy Peach f ^).UuU 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. flpSo-fm Reties, new and old. ★ Wa / Til gj V MiBSMMIBW u * si LU o co £ CO -< lor THE AMERICAN Buttonhole, Overseaming, Sewing Machine, Has the following advantages over most all othor Sewing Machines in the market : 1 It has a tension which prevents cutting of thread or dropping of stitches. 2 It 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 whatever. 4 It has a feed bar which can be lowered or raised at will, thus adapting it to all kinds of material. 5 It is impossible to get he machine out of der unless by rust, dust or taking apart, never get out of order by working. G It has the highest attainable speed, making 2,200 stitches iter minute by foot, and 3.000 by steam. 7 It is the lightest running shuttle 8 It makes the most beautiful lock stitch. It will achinc. 0 It has tho handsomest appearance. 10 It has thestro enient, hi soinely polished, braced table, with drawer, aud board to prevent soiling tho dress. a t, must c 11 Its cover is polished, fitting and-iocked as 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 heuinier. 15 It has the most complete attachment, tin* Jack-of-nl 1-trades, herns, fells, binds, bastes, tucks, braids and ruffles. 1 G It is as simple as any machine in the ket. 17 It needs but little time to learn its ope tion. 18 It has the best embroidering attachment. 19 It sews on straight a piece while puffing another at the same time without basting, at tachment or after work. These advantages combine the best qualities of a sewing machine for the family who want to use it steadily in all 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 (units. THE FOLLOWING ADVANTAGES THE AMERICAN Possesses alone ai)d undisturbed, there being no other machiqp even prptending them : 1 It 1ms a larger £ion than any family md stronger eonstruc •hine, admitting larger pieces of work, thus fitting the machine to family and manufacturing purposes need of tw ell, without bines. It has 8$x5 inches clear room. 2 It fietps npy width or thickness, from 1-1 G of an inch cambric to 2 inches beaver. 3 It hinds a coat, a skirt, op a hat without any braid or binding whatever, 4 It folds up tlie brim of a hat to any fullness. 5 It overseams a sheet Brussels carpet. G It makes beautiful eyelet work. 7 It embroiders the edge. 8 It makes buttonholes of any size on uny material. 9 It has the bruiding niaclii braid of size or color at the rate of 150 yards per hour. This sells for $10 extra. which makes 10 It always w i the first premium at every it has been entered. exhibition in which THE AMERICAN Can be had ns a plaiir 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 full outfit fur 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. Collins, Townsend, Del. TRAVELLING AGENTS : Daniel Whiting, Wifi. W. Lynam, Joshua Brown, Win. T. Gallfther, Jdhn Avery, George W. Gravât, James L. Kelley, O, PATRONI, Office aijd Warerooms, 511 IC 11ST Cl STREET WILMINGHON, DELAWARE. June 18—ly Select |oc(ry. SUMMER GONE. BY WILLIAM C. RICHARDS. Gone from the earth the beauty of tho Summer, Gone from the heart the measureless delight ; Leaving scant courtesy for the proud Who lifts her horn of plenty in my sight. -comer, Her rudy cheeks, her wealth of golden tresses, Her robe of The fruitful vines Hush red fr brave to see ; her caresses, Her smiles make harvest on the sunny lea. -down hues Bright arc the woods where her silk banners rustle, As if the sunset flamed the livelong day, The world, und all the world, with eager bustle Inoculate, beneath her golden sway. Add yet the burden of my heart and singing, Is this one melancholy utterance—gone 1 For me, in every harvest song is ringing A knell for joys that in the Summer shone ! Why do I mourn the falling of the blossom— While the rich fullness of tho fruit is mine ? What pang of loss should rankle iu my bosom— While Autumn pours for me her ruby wine? Alas ! it is my own Life's summer vanished, And not alone the season of the rose; While June was here, her radiant beauty ban ished Time's deepenning track that sad September shows. I know the Summer will come back in splendor To welkin, wold and wood, with Edeu'sglow ; That Autumn's breath and Winter's blast will render New strength to earth, beneath dead leaves aud snow. But snows that on my head thickly sprinkled. Will not, ulus ! renew my Summer's prime; Next June, my brow will be more deeply wrinkl ed— If it be more than dust at that glad lime. r the shadow of this deep dejection— A light beyond the Sun's great glory cheers— And Ktu's dead Summer iu the Resurrection— May bloom again with undecayiug years Ah, could 1 know while autumn winds are sighing— My Summer had been worth God's making oe'r; My heurt, in tailing leaves and blossoms dying, Would find a sense of sadness nevermore. I k The perfect fruits of Autumn's golden cornet Summer's lapse bring compensation sweet ; Her face is brown, but golden wreaths adorn it, Which make the glory of the year complete. F a Oil, gone, forever gone ! my Life's best season— Ami now its fruits remain for me to reap; Scanty and poor, have I, indeed, no reason For my departed Summer days to weep? I think Will y harvest, though it be but gleanings, ... .._t seem less to Heaven for my true tears; Since God interprets sighs to deeper meanings, Thun we dure put to our poor hopes or fears. I would not of lo;t Summer be complaining, Though barren most, if yet their little fruit— Some grace of my dear Lord's great merit gain ing— For Heaven's garner should most humbly suit. Then o,cr the sadness of my recollection— That the bright suinmpr of my life is gone, Should shine the glory of the Resurrection— When life shall put Eternal Summer geleit ^torn. I A TOUCHING LITTLE STORY. The passengers were on hoard ; the last piece of luggage safely stowed in the hole ; the last friend ordered from the deck ; the plank connecting the ship with the dock, withdrawn. Capt. Davis applied his lips to his hand trumpet ; the cordage creaked ; the ropes whirred, and the great three master, Clyde, with the Union Jack Hout iug proudly front the topmast, spread out Iter white wings and sajled grandly out to sea, just as tho last shafts of umber light from the setting suu shut across the broad waters. At the same time a hearty three times three rang out, loud and clear, from the motley crowd gathered iu groups upon the shore, in order to watch the goiugout of the ship, the great ship, bound fur that far-off land—America. And very heartily were the cheers reiterated by those assem ble 1 on deck,as we receded from the shore, where the canny auld Scotchmen pushed their blue bonnets hack from their faces, that they might the better have a last look at their well-loved sons and daugh ters, who had turned their backs upon their native hills and set opt for the land of gold, while many a sturdy Seotch moth er applied a corner of her coarse checked apron to one eye, and so made tile other do duty for both, as we sailed away, Ah ! how bravely we struggled that night to keep the dread sea-sickncsB at hay ; for, on account of the roughness of the ocean, it began to show signs of an attack before we were well under way ; hut aa it was not until the gathering shades of night rendered tho shore of our be loved land invisible, that we succumbed to the clutch of its cord, clammy fingers. When next we stood upon the deck, we found the expanse of water so great on every hand, the surrounding horizon so distant, the zenith so very high, that the great Clyde seemed but a speck floating about upon the bosom of the mighty deep. For a little while the novelty of our situ ation delighted us, and then, as we began to realize all, we could not but grieve at what we had loll behind, and looked long and earnestly at the eastern horizon, in the vain hope that its blue canvass would roll up from the waters and reveal to us again, if just for only a moment, the dear old shore». Among the passengers, on the night of our departure, I had taken particular no tice of ufine looking Seotch lass, evidently fresh from the Highlands, clean skinned and litho of limb ; a young lass, who, aB she shook hands with her friends, laughed heartily at their sad farewells and mourn ful wéll-wishes, and who, to take her all iu all, had acted like one going to all she loved, rather than one about to leave all that was dear to her ; and alter that I saw no more of her, and thought no more of her, until one day, about four weeks after wo hud sailed, when, having occasion to pass through the second cabin, my atten tion was attracted by a feeble voice issuing from one of the berths and asking for water, and on pushing aside the curtain and looking in, I recognized, in the worn, wusted form, my fine, healthy lass. Of course I procured some water, gave her a little to allay her thirst, bathed her fore head with the rest, and remained with her until she fell asleep. 1 visited her early on the following morning, and realized that her days were numbered, resolved to remain with her for the short time left. of in to at to in to in of a iu at to Poor thing ! she wa8 far from home, friendless, unheeded, neglected, without one of her own kith or kin to cheer or soothe her in her last moments, without one to hold a light at the entrance <f the dark valley where her feet were soon to tread, and she was very thankful for what I, a stranger could do for her. I remain ed with her just two days, when she died ; aud died, too, without one word in regard to herself. We only knew her name to bo Mise Cameron. At n >on the following day we were all sommoned upon deck to witness that most solemn sight, a burial at sea. A dead calm prevailed ; not a cloud obstructed the scorching rays of the uoonday sun ; not even a tiny wave enlivened the bosom of the stolid deep. # The bat, blinded by the glare, clung tenaciously to the mast ; the dolphin settled on the stern of the ship ; the groat Clyde dropped her sails and stood still, while the beautiful nautilus hoisted its gossamer canvass and floated gracefully by like the chariot of a fairy queen. The dead body, wrapped in its course shroud, and bound with cordage, lay stiff' and ghastly upon a long plank which was suppoited on tho side of the vessel. Every passenger was on deck, but not a murmur broke the solemn si lence as the minister read the burial ser low, impressive voice, and for a vice in few moments after the "Amen*' had been uttered the stillness was oppressive. Then a hand was stretched forth, and the body slipped off' its rough bier and sank with a plunge into its watery grave forever. At the same moment the nautilus fold ed its sails and sauk from view, and the dolphin rolled away in affright; but in a few minutes all was again as it had been —the nautilus roappeared, the dolphin came back, the disturbed waters grew calm, the flecks of foam melted uwny ; while the dead girl went down, down, down, shaking and quivering and following her trembling shallow. Towards evening a slight breeze sprang up, and with a feeling of relief we quietly moved away from tfie place of burial ; and just two weeks from that sunny afternoon we sailed iuto port ; that is, as near into port as an emigrant ship is usually allow ed to sail. All on board was bustle and confusion, preparatory to leaving. Every passenger was busy at something or anoth er, whilo I stood listlessly loaning against the side of the ship, intent on watching the movements of a great dragott-lly that basked in the sunlight as it lit op pieces of oraqge peel, rotten apples, melon rinds and the various other refuse matter that floated iu abuudunec upon the water I had become so very much interested that I never noticed the little boat that had come front tho shore, until it settled under the side of our ship, qnd a stal wart. atheletic young man, with a hand some face adorned with Scothch cap, .stood up, and catching hold of the rope ladder, hastily scaled it and leapeef on board. He evidently had come in search of some friends or friend, fur no sooner did bis feet touch the deck than he looked around and anxiously scanned the faces of the visible passengers, then strode briskly to where the captain stood, and made some eager inquiries. That lie was sadly disappointed I could plainly see, although J heard none of the conversation. The bright light died out of his eyes, tho expeotaut look front his face, and drawing Itis cap down over his forehead, as if to hjdo the agonized ex pression that had crept into his face as much as possible, lie sprang over the ship's edge and rapidly descended the lad der ; but instead of dropping into his skiff as I had expected to see him do, he, eith er from intent or accident, sank beneath tho water; tho small spaoe lying betweeu his boat and the ship opening to receive him, and then quietly closing above him without a sign of a cry for assistance, or a groan of anguish having escaped from his paled lips. It was only for a moment that I stood petrified ; but before I cotjld recover from the shock and give an alarm, my brother Dove, who fortunately had witnessed his descent, had dccended the ladder and was sitting in the skiff, watching with his keen hunter's eye for the coming up of the young man. For g time we feared that he had drifted beneath the vessel and would never more rise ; bqt he shortly came to the surface about twenty feet dis tant, and before he had time to sink the second time, an act which lie evidently intended to accomplish, as he made no en deavor whatever toward self preservation, Dave was by his side, and in a manner rougher than it was gentle, caught him by the shoulders, and by dint of great strength succeeded in dragging him into the boat in a condition pioro dead than alive. And that was how Hugh Carlyle came to join his lot with ours. How he came West with us, and shaped the rude pheltcr so our log cabin and its frugal fare, and hewed timbor by Dave's side day after day. Hither that, or because I had soothed Miss Cameron's last momenta upon earth. For you see that it turned out that Miss Cameron was Hugh's sweet-heart; the woman who had left all to come and join her fortune with his in a strange laud; woman who he had expected to meet the Clyde. It was a long, long time after the facts became known to us before Hugh ever made a second reference to his old love ; fact, not until the silver began to gleam id his dark hair, and the deep lines to furrow his face ; not until Have, far ad vanced iu bachelorhood, deemed it neces sary to take unto himself a wife, not until marry mo seemed the only thing left Hugh to do. And even at that late day I could not but notice with a jealous pang, that the reference to tho old love and the old times lacerated him to the quick. However, I married him, and every pleasantly and happily we lived together our Western home; Hugh doiug his best to improve our new, small frame house, and to cultivate the bit of clearing than surrounded us, aside from his daily labor, and I doiug my best in the way of baking and brewing, that back-woods cheer might atone for all deficiencies iu way of other comforts. It was a very out-of-the-way place in which we lived, and seldom was the monotomy of out live broken by the welcome foot-steps of guests; consequently Hugh and I were considerably startled by a rapid knocking our door, late one cold, rainy night, as sat cosily baforo our crackling hickory tire, he reading and I sewing. However, Hugh lost no time in closing book and hasting to answer ths sum mons ; but no sooner did he open tho door than he staggered back like a drunken man, face deadly pale ; and before I had time reach him, a small, fragile woman, with hair like snow, entered, and without any hesitation advanced toward Hugh, and Hinging her arms about him, sobbed out the most p:tious tone: "O, Hugh! Hugh ! why did you leave me? Why did forsake me? Why did you not come tho ship to me, as you promised? Why, why ?" And then, completely over come with fatigue and excitement, the poor thing fell senseless upon the floor. Hugh, looked more like a statue than a liviug man, gazed down for a moment upon the limp mass at his feet, and then, regaining his habitual composure, called to Ins assistance, and in a few minute s, through our united efforts, we succeeded restoring her to consciousness, and then divesting her of her saturated garments, her upon her bed, where she tossed tumbled the whole night through, muttering incoherently to herself, some thing about "ruin, raip." Towards morning she fell into a quiet, peaceful slumber, from which she awoke with her nerves quieted and her reason re stored. But it was only the calm that usually precedes death. Towards the close the day, just us the little birds fuldiug their tired wings preparatory for night's rest, she, her night being gone, her morning come, began to unfold her wings that she might fly away to those sunny lauds where we are told there is no night; and betope Hugh, who, at first signs of the death damp, had ridden post haste for assistance, hud time to return, hud flowu ; not, however, before she told her strange, pathetic story, fitraugo to us then ; quite clear to us now ; Hugh having, through strenuous exortion, discovered the name of the young girl who died on the Clyde to he Mary Cameron, while his sweetheart's name was Jessie. Having expected none hut his own love the Clyde, iu the anguish he had felt news of her death he hud never thought inquire into particulars, It seemed that on her way down from her mountain home she had been delayed for two days aud nights by one of those sudden moun tain rain storms that often-times make the were rooky defiles impassable for days and weeks. Too late for the Clyde, she had embarked on the next sailing vessel, and landed in a strange land with the face had expected to look upon of all others, hundred miles distant—the dear many face she had so eagerly looked forward to meeting. Pride forbade her return ; while an all powerful love, together with a slight in sanity induced by the shock, had urged to pass her days and years in tracing whereabouts of the false face, that she might look upon it if only for once. And truly she laid down her life for that one last look, although her last hours were made much happier by knowiug that Hugh had not been false. Hugh never passes by the grave at the foot of the great oak, but with uncovered head and sorrowful faoe. "John," said a stingy old fellow to his hired hand, "do you know how many pan cakes you have eaten?" "No, do you?" "Yes, you have eaten fourteen." "Well," said John, "you count and eat." A woman went to a circus in Terre Haute, accompanied by eleven children, and, when a ueighbor asked her where the man was, she said he was at home taking care of tbe children. A romantio lady, family, at Newport, thought the lovely sunsets there were "about a bucklcbery ahead" of any she had ever seen of the shoddy one For the Middletown Tranacriyt. Mr. Editor: —Having uow a little leisure time l propose through your paper, to call to mind a few incidents of the iate political struggle in Delaware,and I might say in the United States, where, for the first time, the races have been brought face to face, at least in Delaware. Foreseeing such a state of things, 1 last spring pro posed in a published letter, to throw all old party names to the fourwinds and ac cept the challenge thrown down to white men by President Graut, in his proclama tion saying the 15th amendment was the law of tho land, when he well knew as all other republicans did, that it was never adopted by three-fourths of the States un trameled, and for this reason it was not the law of the land, only an act of Con gress, or in other words, could not law fully overrule State constitutions, llut nev ertheless there was a political party called Republican, so far lost to «very just and honorable principle and obligation to white men, as to seek their disgrace and destruc tion by bringing iu an inferior race (ne groes,) on a political equality with white men, and for the particular reason that the present party in uational power saw that they had lost the confidence of white peo ple, and therefore must soon surrender to a party that the people had confidence in. However, this expedient of negro fran chise must be resorted to, therefore, as I stated, I was iu favor, and am uow, of throwing away all party names, as I value my race and color above all party names. Last spring, there being Democrats who loathed to give up the name a compromise was effected, to call it the "Democratic White Man's Parti/," a new party, and therefore in no way hound or responsible by what Martin YanBurcn or any other man calling himself a Democrat might have done, or what any free State, or accept— situât i jn—Democrats may do, we hive in Delaware pledged ourselves , not only to be a Democratic Party, but to be purely and exclusively a White Man's Par ty ; to seek no nigger's vote, and what was done in Delaware, was done sud will be done iu all the late slave States, for it is a common cause—self-preservation of our white race—aud all delegates from the late slave States to the National Democrat ic Convention in 1872 should be instruct ed to oppose, should they be offered, ac cept situation Desolations, and if that op position failed, to withdraw from said con vention, and nominate candidates on the White Mans Platform, without preserva tion or evasion, for this negro franchise amendment is the dividing line,and dwarfs all other issues. Tho very moment Pres ident Grant announced the 15th amend ment to be the law of the lrnd, that mo ment the Republican party ceased to be a white maus party, and thereafter started a new life, the Negro Party, and the cham pion of Negroes Rights, thus absolving all white persons who were opposed to negro franchise from all party connection with the republican party ; and in this county, and îaltate, these noble white men, have helped the Democratic White Men to a chieve a great, aud God grant, a lasting victory over the negro parly, notwithstand ing the leaders of that party resorted to the most damnable and cowardly means to try aud help hold on to power in this county. Hireling scoundrels were sent to the pulls, heavily armed, to murder white people, on the trifiiug pretext that negroes were obstructed in voting. The Census Marshal here, has, siuce the election told who sent the nine men here. lie says he was told in Wilmington they were sent from Marshall Gregory's men of Philadel phia, and each armed with two 7 shooters, a knife and billy. I want our Legislature when they meet, to ferret out this outra geous act, as it is said part of the pro gramme of the scoundrels was to steal the ballot-box, and to send for persons and pa pers and mete out ample jntnishment to such offenders as counseled und aided this outrage on the citizens of Delaware , and pass such needful laws as will hereafter meet sneh cases. The noble motto " White Men Shall Rule Delaware," will forever be lived up to in Delaware. • great many Samuel Townsind. Townsend , Nov. 21, 1870. Arab OppiTiBS.—An Arab, entering a bouse, removes his shoes, but not his hat. He mounts his horse upon the right side, while his wife milks their cows upon the left side. With him the point of a pin is its head, while its head is made its heel. His head must be wrapped up warm, even in tho summer, while his feet may well cuough go naked all the winter. Every article of merchandise which is liquid he weighs, but measures wheat, barley and a few ether articles. He reads and writes from right to left. He eats nothing for breakfast, and about as much for diuuer; but after the work of the day is done, sits down to a hot meal swimming in oil, or better yet, in boiled butter. His sons oat with him, but the females of the house wait till his lordship is done. He rides his donkey when travelling: his wife walks behind. He laughs at the idea of walking in the street with his wife, or vaeatiug his seat for a woman. There is said to be a farm in one of the Western States whero tho grasshoppers, having eaten up all the crops above the ground, now sit on the stumps and fences, with hoe* over their shoulders, waiting for the potatoes to get old enough to dig. The best favored engagement ring now a-days is a solitaire pearl. It is more symbolically pure, and not so unpleasant ly conspicuous as the diamond. TROUSSEAU IIV GERMANY. The " trousseaufurnished by the bride's pnreuts, consists chiefly of lineu„ both household and body linen, generally sufficient to last a lifetime, and adapted ti> the rank and mcuus of the bride. Thu* the rich mother buys what is best ami flu est in the shops ; the less rich one buys up gradually, years leforethe occasion, good strong household linen, carefully kept iu lavender, and out up and sewed y the girl herself when her marriage is. settled. The poorer classes do the same, beginning almost at the birth of the girl ; and the peasant woman grows or buys her flax, spins it herself, and lays by a pro vision of strong liuen,durable as sailcloth, for her daughter, as her mother and grand mother did before her. The pride of a German woman, no matter of what rank, is in her linen-press ; audit is exhibited to friends and discussed with gOSSIpB 11« one of the chief subjects of a female con-, versât ion. It happens rarely that any well-fit toil-out woman has to add any titu t.rial stole to her treasure. The jewelry is invariably the piesent of the bridegroom.. He presents to his betrothed tbo orna ments suited to the rank and station ho intends to place her in. The rich man presents his pearls and diamonds ; the les* rieh one, his pretty gold ornaments, tho simple artisan, his plain gold brooch, with a lock of his hair at the back, to bo by his loving wife solemnly on grand oc casions to tho end of her days, and at tho lust bequeathed affectionately to some lov ed individual as her best treasure. The wedding-dress is likewise graduated. From the serviceable black silk of tbo artisan's wife, it asceuds through all shades of use fulness— browr, dark blue, gray, light gray, to the simple white taffetas, and the costly white moire antique. This consti tutes no class difference ; every woman chooses naturally the sort of gown which her friends and relations have chosen in their turn, and the wedding gown,like tho • one chosen by the Vicar of Wakefield's wife, is as useful as any other article of tile " trousseau.'' Besides this, the prudent ' ' middle-class'* mother carefully puts into a little purse the pieces of gold provided by the " gov ernor" for another pretty gown, and gives to the bride for by-und-by, when it is wanted, when the wedding clothes are i\cd, and the young matron does not wish to wear tile old-fashioned things of her » uousseau." The wedding gifts, we are assum'd, give rise occasionally to some little grumbling, but even these are man aged in the same methodical style. The first principle is that the gifts are for the "young household," not for the young lady. Accordingly they are invariably adapted to to the rank, station, and means of the young couple, aud arranged on a preconcerted plan, so that duplieates^are impossible ; yet every giver's means and individual tastes are duly regarded. The result is that as all is well consid ered and well fitted together, the young people start in life with a well-fitted house, prettier and more valuable than would be the case if provided by themselves alone. From the richest to the poorest house hold, the wedding gifts are ever preserv ed, valued, and exhibited from pride or vanity or affection ; and no giver object* to see his gift treasured for life as tho wodding gift which is to last a life. worn Rev. Mr. Dye, of Fairfield county, Cul. was traveling through Weitern Ohio, mounted on a tall, lank, raw-boued ani mal, (a good frame to build a horse on,) when he came to the junction of two roads, and not knowing which might lt*ad to his destination, asked a ragged, dirtylooking urchin which of the two roads would lead to W-. The boy in a rough aud un couth manner, said "Who are you, old fellow ?" Mr. Dye. being greatly aston ished at the child's incivility, replied, My sor, I am a follower of the Lord." "W e'l, it makes mighty little difference which road you take, you'll never catch him with that hoss," A Curious Historical Fact. —It is a historical fact that, during three hundred and fifty yoars that the Palace of the Tuil eries has been a royal dwelling, no French sovereign has died within its walls. In connection w it IT this fact another may bo mentioned: Ever since 1588 every Freuch ivereigu who has made tho Tuileries bis abode has been compelled, at some time or other, to quit the shelter of its roof. It is said that the mosquitoes are so plenty in the Adirondacks that they can't all get on a stranger at once, so they will stand around in reliefs and wait for their turns, like customer's in a barber's shop. They exhaust a man in three days, and then let him alone, like a deserted oil well. " How iz it my dear that you have nevez kindled a flame in the bosom of a man ?" said an old lady to her pretty niece, wha was portionless. " The reason, dear," replied the young lady, " is as you well know, that I ant not a good match." An equitable adjustment—" Dr- » wants to know if you'll pleaso pay this bill now ?" Old gentleman looks over the items, and replies :—Tell Dr-I'll pay him for hi* medicines and return his vi.- its. " A Yankee has recently invented a rat exterminator, consisting of a sort of snuff. Tbe animal is expeoto l to jerk its head off at the third sneeze.