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Middletown Transcript Supplement. MMIrttw, Pel., May 1 C, MM. Good Mannen a Duty. Men often speak of good manners as an accomplishment. 1 speak of them aa a duty. What, then, are good manners t Such manners as the usages of society bare recognised as being agreeable to men. Such mannera as take away rudeness and remit to the brute creation all coarseness. There are a great many who feel that good msnnera are effeminate. They have a feel* ing that rude bluntness is a great deal mere manly than good manners. It is a great deal more beastly. But when man are orowded into communities, the art of living together is no small art. How to diminish friction ; how to promote ease of intercourse ; how to make every part of a man's life contribute to the welfare and satisfaction ef those around him; how to keep down offensive pride; how to bauisli the raspings of selfishness from the inter* course of men ; how to move among man . inspired by various and conflictive motives and yet not have collisions; this is the function of good manners. It is not effeminate to be refined. And in this land aa mau should plead inability. Tliere may be a peasantry in other coun tries ; there may be a class in foreign lands who have no opportunities ; there may be those whose toil ia so continuous, whose opportunities for knowing what constitutes good manners are so few, and whoae ig norance is so gross that they are excusa hie ; but this is not the case with aay witbin the sound of my voioe. I affirm for every American citizen the right to be not simply a man, but a good mannered man. Not only is the violation of good man- ! sers inexcusable on ordinary grounds, but it is sinful. When, therefore, parents and guardians and teachers would inspire the young with a desire for the manners of good society, it is not to be thought that they are accomplishments which may be j accepted or rejected. Kvery man is bound to observe the laws of politeness. It is the expression of geol-will and kindness. It premotes both bouuiy in the nun who possesses it. and happiness in those who ; are about him. It is a religious duty.and should b- purt of religious training — Unity Ward Beecher. Human Equality. Perhaps of all the erroneoua lotions concerning mind whieh the seieuce of met uphyaiea has engendered or abetted, there 1. none more fallacious than that whieh tacitly assumes or explicitly declares that meu are born with equal mental capacity, opportunities and educations determining the aiffereuaaa of subsequent development. The opinion ia as cruel as it is false What by taking thought add one cubit either to his mental or to his bodily stat ure? Multitudes of human beings coma into the world weighted with a destiny against which they have neither the will nor the power to coutend ; they are the etep-children of nature, and groan under the worst of all tyrraoiee, the tyranny of a bad organisation. Men differ, indeed, in the fundamental characters of their i minds as they do in the features of their countenances or in the habits of their bod ies ; and between thoso who aro hern with the potentiality of full and complete mental development, under favorable cir cumstances. and those who are born with un innate incapacity of mental develop ment, under any circumstances, there ex ists every gradation. What teaching could ever raise the congenital idiot to the common level of human intelligence ?— What teaching could ever keep the in spired mind of tho mao of genius at that level?— Scribner's Mugazitie. Nonplussing a Uarbbr — Persona who visit barber shopa would give a premium for a barber who would net insist upon them having their "hair cut," or submit ting te a "ahampoa" when they only wiahed to be ahaved. A man who called at ■ teasorial establishment sncceeded in nonplussing a most persistent knight of tha razor. The barber insista i upon giving the transiant customer a " shampoo," and T. C. peremptorily demanded why such a request was made. Then a little colloquy ensued something like this : Barber—"Your head's very dirty, «uh. " T. C.—"Well, I know it ia. and I want It dirty." Barber—"Want it dirty ! Why, what fab?" T. C — "Well, I'm a Granger, and I want te have toil on my head." Two beads are better than one—eipe • «tally in a barrel. mau ean ' I • j I Commodore Shudder's Dog. Commodore Sondder, of the United Stntei Nary, had a double-nosed pointer dog of whioh ho bragged a good deal, and for whieh he would have refused a larger than waa ever offered for a dog sum „ince the oreatioo of tho world. But ha ia dead now—not Commodore Soudder, but the dog. Lika the famous hound Gelert, ha died a martyr to his high sense 0 f honor. The Commodore told the story, *• | went out hunting patridges one g, y ," he said, "and took the dog aloog. w. hadn't much luek at first, but after a while Bustsr—that was the dog's name ,tood pointed at a oovey of the finest birds I ever saw in all my born days, They were squatting down in the low g r „, a dosen yards off, in plain sight, md I determined to fire at them as they ]„j, I lifted my gun, took deliberate aim, and would bave killed a dosen at least ; but before I could pull the trigger , courier dashed up with a dispatch which bo .aid required immediate attention, .*1 rele rved my fire and read the dis patch. It was an order from tho navy department to proceed, without a mo ment's delay, to Philadelphia, to take com ,„and 0 f B „quadron which was about to M i| t0 (be Mediterranean. I wbs so much excited, you understand, that l laid down ' my gun right on the spot, and went off, leaving Buster there pointing at those birds like they were north atars and he „„„ „ mariner's compass, so to speak, I f orgot ,j[ „bout him ; but he was a faith f„i d ogi Buster was—and, like Casabian ca, wouldn't have left a burning ship with- j oul tn j or dcrs. " Well, I went to the Moditerancan, and | cru j se d „round for three years, baring a weBt gUDRm g. ,| ie fi,' t thing I same across was my gun, lying there with the barrel covered with rugt „ n( j broken clean off the rotten stock, j$ ut w |,„ t wns niy surprise upon going a f#w p „ reg f ur hor, to find the skeleton of that heroic, double-nosod pointer, stand j ng up j ugt w bere I had left the dog three years before ! IIo had never budged au inch, Mr. Quill, not a solitary inch, that double-nosed pointer hudn't ; but he hud stood there and pointed at those birds un til he had perished iu his tracks! Well, j sir, after shedding a tear for my departed friend, I went a few yards ahead, and— there were the iheletont of the partridges ! I regard this as circumstance that ever came under my observation ; but if any man presumes to doubt my word, I'll shoot him on the spot j —I will, by George !" It was queer, that story of Scudder'a j about his dog, but it would hardly bo safe I to say what l think about it. When I returned, at the first-rate time, end of the cruise, it occurred tu me aa I stepped ashore in Philadelphia, to go and how things were at the place where I John und I went—and see i the most extruordiuary ; All a Settin'. » An oxchango gives the following: "Old Farmer Gruff was one morning tugging ' awuy with all bis might sud maiu at a I barrel of apples, which he was endeavor • iug to get up the cellar stair, and calling i at the top of his voioe for one of hi. boys to lend a helping hand, but in vain. When lie had, after infinite amount of sweating accomplished the task, and just when they were not needed, of «ourse, the hoys made their appearance. '-Where have you been and what have you been about, I'd like to know ; couldn't you hear call ?" inquired the farmer in an angry tono, addressing tho eldest. "Out in the me "Out in the j shop, settin* the saw,'* replied the youth. I And you, Dick?" "Out in tho barn sot* "And you sir?" "Up in "And tiu* the hen." Granny's room, settin' the clock. young man?" Up gerret, settin* Aud now. Master Fred, where settin' ?" asked the old farmer of you, the trap. were you hie youngeet progeny, the asperity ef hit temper somewhat softened by this amusing catalogue of answers. "Come let's hssr." "On the door-step, Bettiu' still,'' replied the young hopeful, seriously. "A re markable set, I mutt confess, added the . amused sire,dispersing the grinning group with a wave of his hand. Sixteen year« ago Turn Kenyon «ent to Kanaaa City with a cent, and the other day he signed a check for sixteen thousand dollars. He signed'it with another man's nama, however. Sha tied the halter te her waist, and led the cow to water ; the brute took fright, and gava a twist—"My daughter 1 ob, my daaghterl" 'Mminflton ^drerfisemmts. CARPET DEPARTMENT j | j j j I SIPIR/IIfcTCa-1874. PRICE LIST: ENGLISH BRUSSELS, TAPESTRY, INGRAINS, $ 1 75 to 2 50 1 25 to 1 65 1 35 to 1 50 1 00 to 1 37 1 00 to 1 37 50 to 1 00 <1 II LOWELL AFT . ALL-WOOL AN^ COTTON CHAIN, Rag, Cottage, Wool Dutch, Ac., &c. A magnificent line of ENGLISH DAMASK VENETIANS. Many of the above goods are our own private designs, the whole representing one of the best assortment of Carpetings ever offered in this country. -, / it "4 -OIL*-CLOTHS AT SPECIAL PRICES. Notice— The Dry Goods Department is daily in receipt of New Goods—both special importations and bargains—bought in open market. We invite your attention to Silks, Woolens, Mourning Goods and Domestics, comprising some of the greatest bargains ever offered to buyers. GRAlsTVILLE WORRELL, DRY GOODS, CARPETS, OIL CLOTHS, Ac., 820 AND 822 MARKET ST., MASONIC TEMPLE, "Wilmington, Del. Frrruary 28tii, 1874. 228 E. MOORE, 228 Manufacturer of FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING FOR MEN AND BOYS. A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF SPRING AND SUMMER CLOTHING, ON HAND, MADE UP IN THE LATEST STYLE AND BEST MANNER. ALSO, A GREAT VARIETY OF PIECE GOODS, for Older Work. 228 MARKET ST. Wilmington, Del. Apr 22—ly ; I m If i ■ .. V / vf] Jones' Adjustable Peach Assorter. WHEATLAND, AFRIL 25th, 1874. TO PEACH GROWERS: After thoroughly testing the above machine, I can now, without heaitation, fully recommend it as tho most valuable acquisition ever offered to the peach grower. It id simple in its construe* tion, easily worked, and growers may depend that the fruit in passing through receive* no bruise or injury whatever. With it, one man and two bo)S can, with perfect ease, cull 1000 baskets per dav, taking out all the leaves, twigs, soft and specked fruit, and assort the trnlauce iuto three sizes, (via : callings, primes, and extras) much more regularly than can be done by hand. The rollers being set with a numbered gauge, if the grower states the variety and number in the manifest, both the salesman and buyer are enabled'to at once know the sine of a given mark though it may be covered by others, or shipped iu different cars. Those wanting these machines the coming season will please send in their orders iu time, as it is my intention to have them built upon orders only. For further information address the undersigned, who will answer any ques tions and forward circulars containing testimonials from the following well known gentlemen, nil of whom have seen my old machine iu full operation : Ex-Gov Rosa, of Sen ford, Del.; Hoo. B. T. Biggs, Del ; Col. Edward Wilkins, Chestertown, Md.; R. S. Griffith, Ksq., Sassafras, Md.; Dr. II. Ridgely, Dover, Del.; J. Alexander Fulton, Dover, Del.; Richardson A Robbins, Dover, Del*; E. T. Evans, Esq., Middletown, Del.; F. T. Perry, Esq., Odessa, Del.; D. J. Cummins, Esq., Smyr na, Del.; W. T. Caveuder, Esq., Smyrna, Del.; Johu S. Collins è Co., Lebanon, Del. . JOHN A JONES, Near Nit. Plentant, Delaware. MIDDLETOWN IRON FOUNDRY CO-PARTNERSHIP. AND riiHE undersigned, heretofore doing business ! Jl under the name of E. Jefferson & »Son, has ! this day entered into co-partnership with George ! W. Morrisop, under the firm name of W. H. t>LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Castings JEFFERSOtf & CO., for the transaction of the , £ of all kinds on hand or made to order, grain and general shipping business. W. H.JEFFERSON. New Castle, Del., December 3d, 1873—tf. W. N. JRFFKRÜON. MACHINE SHOP. Particular attention given to Repairing Machi nery. Cash for aid Iron. WM. L. BÜCKE k SON, Founders and Mwcbiaia*. Jan 4-4f «RORGC W. MORRISON.