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VOL. 3.
NO. 48.
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.
Writing, Letter, and Note Paper,
Envelopes, in variety ;
Mourning Paper and Envelopes to match.
Photograph Albums, ork Boxes, Fancy Boxes,
riting Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Books,
Port Folios, Purses, Port Monuies, Segar
Frames, Tassel and
Cords, Looking Glasses,
Cases, Picture
Rubber Pencils and Penholders,
Writing Fluid and Ink Stands,
Pocket Cutlery, Roger's Scissors, Ac.
Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Brens» Pins, Finger Rings,
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
Wright's and Taylor's Superior Extracts,
Pomades, Hair Oils,
And Dental Soap of the First Quality
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.
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.
No. 2 Town Hull.
Middletown, Dtl
?y ' s P
d Mm
Jan. 30—ly
No. 1101, N. W. corner Eleventh and Chestnut
streets, Philadelphia.
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,
Costumes tor Lu
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.
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.
Pointe Applique, Valenciennes, Hamburg Edg
ings and insertions, Blin k Guipure iiud Thread
Ibices, new in design aud moderate in price.
Fans, Birds, Mats, Cushions, Mouchoirs, Ca
ses and Fancy Goods, selected by Mrs. Binder at
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 <
Patterns sent by mail
the Union.
N. W. Cor. Eleventh and Chestnut Sts. Phila.
sept 24—4mos
T HE subscriber would call tits attention at
the public to his
Large and Well-Selected Stock of
Consisting in part of
Shoes, Hats, Hardware,
Quecnsware, Wood ^nd Willow Ware, Earthen
and Stone W uro
And everything usually kept in a
All of which have been selected with
( care, and will be
fll.t ns » call before purchasing elsewhere.
Charles Tatman, Jr.
apr. 9—tf
fm p AAA Very barge and Healthy Peach
f ^).UuU Trees, embracing all the best va
Middletown, Del.
N. B. Persons desirous of buying trees are in
vited to call and examine my stock.
Reties, new and old.

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
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
7 It is the lightest running shuttle
8 It makes the most beautiful lock stitch.
It will
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.
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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
17 It needs but little time to learn its ope
18 It has the best embroidering attachment.
19 It sews on straight a piece while puffing
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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.
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
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pieces of work, thus fitting the machine to family
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need of tw
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of an inch cambric to 2 inches beaver.
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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
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
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
Special Agent. — G. W. Baker, 220 King St.
Clark T. Collins, Townsend, Del.
Daniel Whiting,
Wifi. W. Lynam,
Joshua Brown,
Win. T. Gallfther,
Jdhn Avery,
George W. Gravât,
James L. Kelley,
Office aijd Warerooms,
June 18—ly
Select |oc(ry.
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.
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
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
Time's deepenning track that sad September
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
And that was how Hugh Carlyle came
to join his lot with ours. How he came
West with us, and shaped the rude pheltcr
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
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
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
face she had so eagerly looked forward to
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
" 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.

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