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■jt lémiR «^a ♦ ] " 3 ? « * *P m* à SKf NO. 27. VOL. VII. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 4, 1874. fqtrg. ENOUGH AT HOME TO DO. BY J. W. LEWIS. Some people talk of others cares, Of how they spend their time, Of what they have to eat and drink— They think ' tis something fine ; Bat if they'll take a friend's advice, And play the proper cue, I'd advise them just to look at home, Tho'U find enough to do. Some people thing to spir About their dearest friend, To name his oddities and wavs, To see, if him you'll defend ; And if, perchance, you say a word, They'll sure prove false to you ; But if they'll only look at home, They'll find enough to do. Some people like their neighbors all, 'Tis liking in their way ; They are always on the go, I know, They're going from day to day , What one may say the other'll hear, 'Tis done to raise a stew ; But if they'll only look at home, They'll find enough to d®.. Some people like to play their hand, And still be let alone, To do whatever may please them best Without their faults being known. They love to chat of others' wrongs, When they've no goldeu pew ; I'd advise them just to look at home, They'll find enough to do. Some people wear the Christian garb, Condemn their worldly friend ; All this tb y' 11 cover with base deceit, lend. At other times there rests contempt Within 4heir heart not true; But if they'll only look at home, They'lffind enough to do. Some people like to hear the news, To know what's on the wing ; To win the harp they'll play the fool, They think it a pretty thing. Now I've a word for all such foes, 1 hope there are but few ; 'Tis if they'll only look at homo,. They'll fiud enough to do. —Baltimorean. a yarn When they've io borr jsclrtt jètorii. A FATAL MISTAKE. The Rev. Mr Holbrook put the money there, exactly in tile middle of the table. He remembered it distinctly, and ho uev er was mistaken. But the money was there no longer. What did it mtan ? There stood the little vase of (lowers, the shadow of tho rose-bud falling upon tho cloth as he had seen it when he laid the note down. There were the hooks and the little card basket. There, perohed up iu tho great Turkish chair, sat his little daughter, making a bed aud pillows for her new wax dull, ouly gone to tho front door with the par i,boner who had brought her contribution for the approaching fair in the shape of this very five dollar note, and now it was There was no breeze to stir it, for He had gone. the windows were shut. It was certain that Lilly sat where she had been sexted when he left the room. Perplexed and angry, tho father questioned her. " Lilly, where is that money that laid here ? " Lilly shook her head. " Has Lilly got any rnouoy ? " Lilly nodded. " Show it to papa." Lilly laid down her work—oh, such a crooked littlo bag, with stichns an inch long .on the cdgeB !—and letting herself down from the chair, came 6lowly across the room, and stood solemnly before ber father. " Ith in boff my pocketli," she said ; and put a tiny hand into each and drew out two cents " Is that all? " asked the olorgyman. " Eth," said Lilly. " You did not see any on the table? " "No," said Lilly; "no tbir," and want back to her werk again. The clcrgymanp aced the room, look ed in the corners, and surveyed the length of the oapet; then he spoke again : " Lilly, who has been in the room since I left it ? " Lilly pondered. After a while, she said ; "Ned did." •• Ned? " " Eth, thir." " What did ho do ? " " He tooked a flower out of the vathe, and put it in his toat button." "The vase on the table?" clergyman. "Eth, thir," said Lilly. "Then he went wight to the kool." This was added because the little crea ture saw anger iu ber father's eye, and knew that a great dislike for school, on her brother's part, was a frequent cause of displeasure aud reprimand. "I know," added the little creature, solemnly, " that be runned all the way." said the clergyman—and then he walked to the window and hid his face in hia hands. He had a cold heart hut it was aching pitifully just thon. He was tender to no one, bnt he longed to be proud of bis sou, aud a suspicion that was terrible to harbor posaesaed him. Ned was a wild boy, an idler. He shirked Sabbath school and was inatten tive in ohuroh. He hated study. He liked the company of inad-cap boys ; his mother idolized him and spoiled him ; so his father thought he was going straight down to perdition, perhaps. Whs knew, for now it seemed very likely to the father that Ned had stolen that fivo dollar note. For the present, however, he kept his thoughts to himself, merely commanding his obedient wife, who came into the room in a few minutes, to search it thor asked the "Aha! ougly, and to make sure the money was not to be found. Then he locked himself into his study, and suffered horribly in si lence for four long hours, when an inter ruption came in the shape of an old man, one of the poor of the congregation, who had a dolorous tale to tell of hard times at home, and of his rheumatism, and his wife's ehills and feter. Relieved, with some small change and a large bundle of tracts, this good was about to depart, when a thought seemed to strike him, and he turned to ward the pastor, opened his mouth, shut it again, and was about to pass through tho door, when the clergyman said : " Well, Watkius ? " And he came to a halt again. " I suppose in an't none o' my busi ness," he said. " But I kinder felt I'd order tell." " Do as your oonRcience prompts you, Watkins," said the clergy man. " Yes, sir," said Watkins. " But, you seo may be you wont thank me.— Other folks' affairs you see. Yoiir'n you know, sir. So, there, it's out!" " Mine?" cried Mr. Holbrook. "Yes," said Mr. Watkins, " your'n sir. 'Tan't so very bad, only I don't think you'd like your young gentleman for to go careering about with tho Gregg boys. Their father drinks, and I won't moution their mother ; and then to him arm in arm with 'em buying gunpow der at old Dike Decker's and playing what's'er name—dang it! oh, bagertelle, behind the shop for drinks of ginger beer ! Why, I didn't think you'd like it, sir." "Like it!" cried Holbrook. " Wat kins come back into the study. There— wait a minute; let me collect myself.— When did you see my sou at that horrible place? The man who keeps it is the worst man in town ! You saw him there with tho Gregg boys ! When ? " " Only this morning," said Watkins, I—I—I was took bad with my knee and obliged to sit down there to rest, sir ; and there the boys was sir. Your'n sir, had his hooka in a strap, and it was long after school opened. They brought lots of eatables'and gunpowder and things, and they hired old Decker's boat and went out into it. bioho an oar and had to pay for it. They spent five dollars altogthcr— leastways I heard old Decker say so.— Five dollars—them three boys. Well, I felt I'd orter tell." "Thank you Watkins," said the cler gyman, sadly. "It is bitter news ; hut you have done your duty." And \\ atkins departed, leaving his pas tor alone with his thoughts. Five minutes after he had gone the cler gyman's son, flushed with exertion and excitement, opened the front door and ran up stairs to his own room. Ere he reach ed it, his father's voice sounded through the house— "Edward! Como hero." Edward obeyed. He came into the study slowly, and be hind him followed his mother, with a face that denoted her premonitiou of a coming scene. " Hester," said Mr. Holbrook, " since you are here you may stay, hut you must not interfere. It is my duty to be firm. Sit down, Hester. Edward, come here." The boy advanced and stood before his father, swinging his strap of books to aud fro uneasily, lie was a handsome bro fellow, with gypsy eyes and curly black hair. One of those boys on whom nature seems to have stamped "llover" from tho first. man see "You have been playing truant to-day, Edward," said the father. "Oh, no!" cried tho mother. "Yes," said the bey; "I won't lie about it, sir, I have." "With those young fiends, the Gregg boys," said the clergyman. " You were at the drinking shop of that old infidel, Dike Decker. You spent a great deal of money there. Five dollars, perhaps." "Yes," said tho boy; "I believe we did." "And you stole that money from me before you went, as you pretsndcd, to the school. You stolo it frem the treasury of the Lord, though, perhaps, yau did not know that. It was given to me for the church by «me who could ill afford to lose it, and you stole that." "Sir!" criod tho boy; "stole it! I—I steal from you, or any one? Ob, father, how can you say such things ?" "I have given you no money, nor has your mother, I know," said the clergy man. "I missed the money after you left home. You havo spent a similar sum. I will not tempt you to falsehood by asking you to explain. I only tell you this. Con fess and prove yourself penitent, and I will knee! down and pray with you for for giveness. Refuse to admit your guilt, aud I will fiog you as long as I have strength to lift the whip. I will not spare the rod and spoil the chili. God wtuld not hold me guiltless if I did." The mother, who was weeping bitterly, hid her face iu the sofa cushions. The boy, flushing scarlet, drew closer to bis father. "Father," he said humbly, "I know it seems as if I took it, but I did not. I would not de so vile a tiling. Let mo tell you the truth. I saw the note on tho ta ble and I left it there, of course. I went to school as usual. I meant to go, and on the way I met Tom Gregg ; and as we passed tho confectioner's shop wo saw a buggy, with a very pretty little girl— a mere baby—sitting alone in it ; and just then the horses started, and—and—it wasn't anything but I stopped them ; and the gentleman-tbe child's father-thanked uo So much and said I'd saved her life, and ha wanted to give me the money, and I would nut take it, and he gave it to the Gregg boys. It was five dollars, And, after that, I did wrong ; for we went off together on a jollification, sir, and thnt's the truth. You believe me, mamma. You do too, father, oh, say you del Let me bring Gregg. He'll tell you it is so " ''No doubt," said the clergyman. "Nev ertheless, I do not believe you. I will leave you here until this evening. When I return you must confess or suffer pun ishment. Hester, come with us." "Oh, Alfred!" sobbed the mother, "don't he so unjust ! don't doubt our poor boy ! Can't you see it's true ? Ned, dar ling, I know it is !" But the strong hand of the clergyman drew his wife from the room, and turned the key upon the boy, who stood staring after them with despair in his great black ! ; I his tho of of eyes. In his heart Mr. Holbrook felt assured that his boy was both a thief and a liar. But the mother knew better. The poor, loviug, broken-hearted mother, who wept and prayed together, and felt that at last, indeed, God had deserted her. The day passed on. The untasted din ner was served and sent away again. The evening lamps wore lighted. The clergy man arose from his chair and weut toward an old-fashioned chimney closet, and took from thence a riding- whip. The mother gave a scream, and flew towards him, and clung to his arm. lie put her aside and passed out of the room, and stood for a few moments alone in tho study. The boy had been weeping. Ilia swollen eyes to his father's face, aud spoke : "Father, I don't mind a flogging.— That's not it. I deserve one for playing truant, perhaps; but tell me you know I am not a thief, and then I hard the blows are. Tell me that, father." "You will not confess, then?" replied the clergyman. " I did net steal the money," said the He lifted t care how boy. "God hears you," said Mr. Holbrook. "I know it," said Edward. "Edward," said Mr. Holbrook, "I am a strong man. You are not able to bear the whipping I will give you It will come to confession at last. Spare us both." For answer the bny cast off his jacket. "Go on," lie aid, "I in ready. You can whip me to death, if you like. I'll never call myself a thief." It sounded like defiance, end the first blow full. With the first blow all tho evil passions that lay dormant iu either breast awoke. The violent obstinacy of the hoy, his unflinching reception of the blows made the father furious, every stroke drove the good angels farther from the boy. Suddenly a flood of rage, that passes all description, Glied his young heart, and an oath burBt from his lips. Following that oath came such a blow as no Christian ev er gave an unmanageable h »rse, a blow with the clubbed handle ef tho whip, and he fell to the ground like one dead. Tho father bent over him for a moment and then opened the door. The mother, trembling aud sobbing, rushed in. old servant woman followed. The clergyman, sick at heart, staggered into the parlor; he sat down in thu great Turkish chair, and looked vacantly at the figure of his little girl busy at the table. She had brought into the parlor a little box which she had called her baby-house; and unconscious of what had been taking place iu the study, was furnishing it to her heart's content. Now it was ready for tho reception of the doll, and she put out her little hand and plucked her father's sleeve. "Papa," she said, "thee my bouthe." The father absently nodded, but the child was not satisfied. "Look." she said, "it's got a bud and pillows, table and thove, and a piekshurc. Look at my pickshure, papa." Absently still, the clergyman gazed in to the baby-house. Iu a moment more an awful look swept over his face. "Your picture!" he cried. "Is that what you call your picture ? Where did you get it ? ' "Off the table," said the child. " My pretty green pickshure? I hung it up with a piu." It was a five dollar bill that was pinned against tho wall of the doll's parlor. It wus the bill that had been lost that mom The of we me the not the has I I bis it I tell ta we a a and ing. Lilly, in her ignorance, thought of pennies only as money. She had never had anything else given to her, and her passion for pictures was great. Innocent ly she had taken this pretty green oue for her own. 1'eople sometimes ask why the Rev. Mr. Holbrook, who was so useful in his congregation, preaches no longer, and lives in a lonely little country place apart from all who ever knew or admired him. One woman knew—his sad, yet forgiv ing wife. As for the poor idiot who crawls about the house, a pitiful object to look upon, a more pitiful one to listen to, he knows nothing. He has never known anything since that fatal blew, of which the father dreams perpetually, ended all for him. Josli Billings says: "The live man is like a littlo pig ; bo iz weaned young and begins to root early. He iz the pepper •ass ov croation, the allspice ov the world. One live man in a Tillage is like a case of the itch atudistrikt school—be sets every body to scratching at once." New apples are one dollar and ten cents a quart. Ten cents for the apples aud a dollar for a doctor. A Baffled Barber. —A traveling friend of tho Observer was at Rochester the other doy, aud dropped into a barber shop near the Osburn House to get shaved. After he had been deprived of tho useless hairs upon his face, and a portion of his skin, by a garrulous and clumsy knight of the razor, tho following dialogue ensued : "Have a cut?" Victim—"No, it was cut last week, and I'm in a hurry." Artist (looking at the clock)—"You have plenty of time before the train goes East " Vic tim—"I'm uot going East ?" Barber— "Oh, then you are in no hurry ! your dinner ?" Victim (rather gruffly)— "Yes!" Barber (still toying with our friend's waving locks)—"Which way you going?" Victim—"West—if l ever get out of this shop!" Barber—"IIow far?" Victim—"Buffalo!" Barber—"Oh, ho! Buffalo, eh? You can't get your hair cut decently in Buffalo. There is only one good barber there and he's drunk half the time ! Shall I cut it? The train don't leave for half an hour ?" Victim (thoroughly enraged)—"Look here, you wooden-headed numskull, and listen. I dou't want bay rum ! I don't want any more of your tongue, information, or impu dence ! I do want you to finish this job, and if you don't close your infernal lather box and let me out of this chair I'll saw your thick head off with one of your dull nutmeg-grating razors ! Do you hear that?" The astonished nuisance compre hended.— Utica Observer. Had The j A Pyrotechnic Skoby. —A Wilkinson aounty, Ga., man carried home some fire works for his son and heir, and his wife undertook to superintend tho display. The husband protested that he would fix tho tricks, but a sarcastic remark from tho partner of his joys, to tho effect that sumo men thought they know everything, silenced him. The woman then proooed ed to show her son how it was done. She first seized a Roman candle and grimly proceeded to iguite it. The fuse was damp, and to facilitate matters the woman fanned tho spark into life by blowing on it. The response of tho caudle was too sudden to contemplate. The front hair and eyebrows of tho ad venturous female disappeared as if by mag ic aud the candle fell into the collection of firu works, and proceeded to tire itself off with great exactness, igniting the other projectiles. A casual sky-rocket ski along the grass, causing the family cat to make an ascent of the nearest tree with great violence, while a fiery serpent took refuge in the husband's bosom. 1 author of all the tiouble, discovered that her clothes were on fire, sailed around the house with as much earnestness as the liveliest pyrotechnie, and it was some time before the frightened husband could arrest her wild career. Later, tho sou and heir was futind under tho house with the back of his jacket burned out. now an invalid, and the man writes to a friend that he never had a more enjoyable New Year. ie u night-capped head out the window aud, shouted : 1 "If vnu don't wit for that homo darned ouiek Fll Tint your ri-d,t eve and W vou out the natu bv the left car Anna Una w to bed." 6 The way that young American shot ! through tho gato would have done honor ; to a voller dorg with a tin pan tied to his | tail. As he past by us wo accosted him thusly : "Whither dost thou fly, gentle youth ?" And he replied : "U, you be d-cl . . I J , e » il- i And wo lett the spot, absorbed in deep meditation, our thoughts iuvoluutarily turning to that lino of William's: The woman is Git. —Tho other evening as wo prowling around town we overheard the following interesting conversation in a porch on Market Street. The characters were an ardent young lover, his sweet heart and the gal's old man. 'I'ho love sick swain was quoting from Bulwer's beautiful play of the Lady of Lyons, while tho fair young plant hung arm. sighing like a dying boss fly. "Dearest," said he, if thou havo me paint the home, to whi«h— —this hand were his wnuldst could love fulfill its prayer would lead thee, listen—" About this time the old man stuck hi: "T 1 c course of true love —Ncictown Record <£• Gazette. t did run smooth." Jones of Nevada as a Speller.- —In the days when "boiled shirts" weru a Sun day luxury,the owners ofthoso articles had their names stamped on the bands below the plaits, and ns the fashion of vests was uot tolerated at time (this was not in the "earlier years of the reign ofGeorge III.") the name of a man could be easily ascer tained by glancing at the waistband, which was fully exposed to view. Ou one occa sion Mr. Jones bad attired himself hastily, and in the burry bad put on a shirt stamp ed with the name of his room-mate— J. Owens. "Hello!" 6aid a friend, "you've borrowed a Idled shirt for your holiday." "Oh, uo," said Jones, "this is jny shirt." "Well, there's another man's name on it," poiuting to the con vincing proof, "J. Owens." But, quick as a flash, when Jones saw his mistake, ho turned it to his advantage: "Oh, that is the way our Welsh folks spell tha family uame, J-o-w-e-n J s, Jowens, or Jones, as you call it! D'ye see?"— Alta Cal if or n Kin. Ravages of the British in Middlesex County, New Jersey. —The British occu pied the town of New Brunswick and its vicinity (including Six-mile Run, Middle bush, Piscataway, Bonhamton, and Wood bridgo) from December 2, 1776, till June 22, 1777. During their stay they levied severe contributions upon all who espoused, or were in any way connected with those who espoused, the side of independence ; and their outposts and foraging parties pillaged the people without mercy. With in this brief period of six and a half months the old book of inventories shows that the British spoiliated 664 persons, aud burned over 100 dwellings, mills, nod other buildings within the limits of Middlesex County ; and it is probable that there were others that are not recorded. Tho assess ed value of the property thus dostroyed, as given in the old relie we are consider ing, was £86,214, which, oouutiug eight shillings to the dollar, and considering that one dollar in 1775 was equivalent to three dollars at this day, was equal to a total of §616,605 of our present currency. The severity of this loss muy bo more clearly estimated if it is borne in mind that the total population of the county in 1775 was about 12,000. If from this number 700 adult white males who were not heads of families, the population over whom all this devastation was distributed did not exceed 10 000, of whom only one-fifth, or 2000, were house-holders. So that one out of every three householders was pil laged, and one in twenty had a house burned. a deducted 1300 negroes, and is We arc shown by this old record that in the forays which were made by the British during this time the dinner pre pared by the family was often ravished from the table, especially by their auxil iaries, the Hessians, whose avidity for plumier and brutal outrage drew up^n them the execrations of the people. No regard was paid to age or sox. Even articles of female wear—indeed every thing, however minute, which had any value—wore swept into the capacious maw of these rapacious mercenaries. Again and again the people were required to j ( furnish meals for large parties of Hessians , ami forage for their horses, and the de- | maud was enforced at the point of the j On one occasion a party of j thirty of these marauders quartered them- j selves upon a single family iu the town of ! Woodbridgo, demanding breakfast and I supper. The cowardly plunderers usurped the seats of the family at table, forced j them to wait upon them, and not content with this indignity, drank or stole twenty gallons of rum, live gallons of brandy, and a barrel of cider which the goodman j of the house had stored in his cellar in j brighter days ; and when they departed I they robbed bis wife of her store of stock- ! ings and the blankets from her beds, aud j drove off his three cows and his "fine ! eight-year-old mare."—From "A Glimpse of 'Seventy-Six, ' " by Charles D. Deshler, j iu llarper s Magazine fur July. bnvonet. IIow to Rise in the World.—I n 1855 j a young gentleman registered his name in the largest hotel in the city of Louisville, Ky. He bad a pretty good wardrobe, such as young men usually have, inelud ing.a gold watch and chain. lie was iu searoh of occupation. Al the expiration of weeks lie took an inveutory of his per sonal effects : " Out of work and no busi ncss." He had a brief interview with the proprietor of tli« hotel. 11 is trunk was left as security for his board hill; he by potheeated hia watch for a loan of ten dol lars, and having kissed the tip end of his coral fingers to the kind aud sympathetic landlord, he went diving for tho bottom, Ho found "bottom" on Water street, where a steamer was being discharged j of cottou by Dutchmen, negroes, aud Vankees. Having purchased a heavy 1 pair of bouts, a blue shirt and overalls, j ho commenced rolling and piling cotton at ' »be rate of fivo cents"per bale. In three weeks ho was promoted to the position of " marker " at a salary of forty-five dollars [ ! P er month, and at the expiration of nine ! ; months he hud a right to grow mellow j | ovcr a sa ^ ar y one hundred and twenty five dollars per month. To-day this gen tleman is one of the largest business ope '» »"J ®' roet - «•«' 1 ueed ho given. Hie stoiy speaks it own. -• t- fpt -»■» , , Unfortunate. —1 hat Danbury dyspep sia curer says in his bunch of items:— Another match broken up. This betwoeu a clerk in a well known dry goods store aud a lady on Essex street. It was so I warm on Friday evening, that she had the wiudow up, and he stood on the lawn, and they were cooing to each other, and he was just reaching up for another kiss when the sash came down like a flash, and knocked off the peak of hia nose and j scalped his cbm, and he hopped around so madly, and howled so dreadfully, that the old gentleman thought ho was drunk, and had him kicked out of the yard with a great deal of ostentation. Monday morn mg lie went vv cat. An AnsDKD Accident. —Sixteen or eighteen years ago two embryo statesmen were candidates for the office of county surveyor at St. Louis—a position senreely | worthy the aspiration of true greatness, I o-duy the successful candidate is a St. | Louis alderman, while the other, through the most remarkable chapter of absurd accidents the world ever Biw. is President of the United States.— Courier-Journal. \\ lien wc read, we fanny we could be martyrs ; when we come to act, wc cannot bear a provoking word. i Chapultepeo. Chapultcpec is just about os far from town as Guadalupe, the shrines of author ity and of religion being each exactly three miles off. Strange enough their city cen tres, cathedral and palace, are on the same square. The ride thither is over a eharro iug avenue, called the Empress Road, for long time called the road of the Mad Woman. It is straight as an arrow path from an Azteo bow, lined with young trees, well wet at least half its way, and everything but safo. That you take the risk of. Carriage riders or horsemen may find themselves lighter of purse and heav ier of heart before they reach the city streets, though they are only a mile out. But morning brings no danger, or at least fears nene. A prancing horse that has ouly known the saddle gayly dances with you as his partner from the Alameda to the gate of the grounds. There you dis mount, if you so desiro, or puss in, and on, and up. The first thing that strikes you is the woods. People have often been Btruck with their substance. They are more an cient than the palace. They are the tall, broad-limbed cedars which Yosemite de lights in. Some are twenty feet through. Largo groves of them linger round the base of the hill. Several are very large, and one rises to the dignity of bearing Montezuma's name. Here, too, are the baths of Montezuma, the best just outside the grounds. Much frcMjuunted are they yet, but not by him, unless bis spirit needs ablution, as most spirits do, at least when in the flesh. The one inside the gate is a walled hole in the ground. It is close to the entrance, aud is dry. But a few rods farther off, iu what was undoubtedly his park, there bub bles up forty feet the clearest, sweetest pool I ever saw for bathing. Fifty feet square is the bowl, forty feet deep. You cau see the moss and ferns growing on the bottom, and behold the hole in tho rock wbeuce the waters gush out. There to pluugo I found delightful after a racy ride of au hour, just as the sun was yellowing hnpultepec, and with only a cup of coffee between my appetite and last night's sup per. A shallower basin, paved aud walled to suit those who cannot swim, adjoins the fount, and is hardly less luxurious; while ladies have a suite of similar luxuries ad joining, all opening in ceaseless gardens. Taking this swim, we can drive through the woods, that open iu some places to quite respectable forests. We climb up the hill past two grim idols still remaining hiddeu in the foliage, the gods of Monte zuma. The sides are barren of all trees, save the Peru or pepper tree, a sort of wil low-looking bush that grows to quite a height aud solidity at times, and grows everywhere. The driest and hottest soils are not too dry nor too hot for it. lied berries hang in clusters over it, the choice fruit of birds, though startlingly pungent to man. The court just below the top stops the horses, aud a few steps land the visitor amidst a cool and shady garden, surround ed by broad verandas, where tho singing and shining birds of the country (very dil feront species here, as elsewhere) shine in their exquisite plumage, or melt iu more exquisite song. Long suits of rcoins earn murid the superb valley, its city, villages, plains, lakes, and mountains. No such panorama lias any other palace in the world. Windsor, the next most beauti ful, is tamo to this. Schronbrunn, Pots dam, Fontainbleau, and all, arc flat aud cheap to this rare combination. But then one is apt to live longer iu these palaces, and die a more natural death, aud so is content with bumbler luxuries. From Montezuma to Maximillian, the occupants of this hill pnlaca have many of them made a violent exit from their troublous honors, Juarez dared not stay here after night-fall . without a large body-guard ; and it is a- : baudoned to occasional state breakfasts, the heart of the city being judged a safer j residence.—Bishop Gilbert Haven,in liar per's Magazine jar July. -.---—— I \ Confirmed Smoker. —A Sacrameuto . gentleman lately saw a little boy leauinc against a post iu the eastern portion of t fi, city p F uffing energetically at a full grown cigar, and succeeding in drawing from it quite a volume of smoke He felt such evident interest in the job lie had un j , . . . . . 'iii dcrtakcu that the citizen concluded to in terview him, and accordingly, drawing a lowing conversation : " Well,young where do you buy your cigars?" "1 buy Tun down town ; pay 10 cents apiece for e.n " Do you buy many at a time ? " No, not many ; 1 buy one at a tune most oftanest " Does your father know you smoke? "O, yes "IIow old are you? " Six-years. "And how long since you learned to smoke: "About five years, I guess." cigar from his pocket, went up aud asked for a light. The boy acceded to the re quest with an assumption of manly cour tesy which he probably had studied «are fully, and seemed to feel gratified at at trading attention, lhen ensued the fol man, Humors of tue Bench and Bar.— J udge Mackey passed the following sen tence ou Alexander Woodley, convicted of burglary: " You have been found guilty al , offence for which you might bo sent The to the penitentiary for thirty years. Court will sentence you, however, to ouly one year. If you are convicted again you will be sentenced to twenty years, if a third time thirty years. If you are con victcd a fourth time you will tlica have beeomo eligible to a seat in the Legisla laxe."— South Carolina Caper. ^gritultoral. Culture of the Tomato. During the past few yeara efforts hav* been made to improve the tomato in six®, solidity, flavor and earliness of maturity. There has been progrcs8 in all these di~ rections, not perhaps so much actual im provement as some of us believe, but still good tomatoes have in the new kind» sustained their reputation. Old varieties seem to gradually give way or else people tire of them, and they thus disappear.— We have no tomato tne same as we had thirty years ago, at least under the samw name, and yet we bad them pretty largo aud good kinds even at that day. Without entering closely into the his torical part of this inquiry, we yet think our tomatoes have really improvod in smoothness and quality as a general thing,, when any one has takeu any interest ia having a good article : and in tomato cul ture there certainly 1ms been marked im provement Recently there have been brought before the cominuuity several ideas Worthy of note in those who strivo for the very best article. In regard to training, it is asserted that much better fruit—especially for eating raw—can bo had from plants fastened to slant stakes, than when the plants are allowed to run at will over the ground, or even when they are fastened to slanting trellises.— Heavy stakes are required of course, as the great weight of a plant in fruit cannot be borne by light stakes. In regard to training tho plants, much attention has becu given to thinning the branches, especially when grown on stakes, and iu shortening back some of the branches to within a few buds of where the fruit is to set. Those who have followed this practice judiciously re port good results. But the latest novelty iu tomato cultur® is in the matter of root-pruning in order to produce earliness, in this matter some surprising results have been achieved, ac cording to those who have given iu their experience. While the plants are young they are transplanted several times, which, of course, destroys some of the roots, and after they are put out into their fiaal rest ing places, a spade is once in a while thrust down iuto the groun 1 a foot or so from the main stalk. In this, of course, size and perhaps quuli f y is sacrificed to n few week's enrliness ; but many are will ing to pay this penalty for the sake of the early dish. The principle here is much the same as is often done to get early grapes when a ring of bark is taken off. The supply of food being checked the re sult is early fruit, but with slightly im paired flavor. These are the leading suggestions that have been made in improved tomato cul ture, during the past few years—-not great improvements, it is true, but still uot without value .—Germantown 7We araph. . " lere . 18 a S re "| difference in lhe quail *y °f cahoage. Some varieties are mva >"■'?" " nd coarse-grained, strong <1,lvur ', aud mere or less et a woody tex turc when cooked, l'or market purposes 1 lar S, e , v , arletles are more saleable than the small, because lew persons know auy thing about the different sorts A cab bilge is a cabbage to them, on its \u uo ls measured by its size, quality not being u,ldarstood or thought ot by those who de P eI , U P 0D the market tor a supply, remember when the still tainou* " luumgstadt cabbage w; a,ld 1 . higli recommendation winch nu compamod it all true, without doubt, as there was no reference to quality beyond j bat ".7°" y 'ïhiî Rhoads were very firm and solid I i s m very true, and this old favorite hold* for .«'»*01 purpose. ; but. in our opinion, it is far from being a hist-fale *»« on account of t ie extreme firmness and com P" c ''ness of l ie Itn,'' TTBirU y ''f 11 \ ? j \ C .). d C ( * . °! a r D „ ? dl ^ , * V*' *7 ' * a -\i'' j U ° \i L. ...... vrr rnnnUv | " .'J, & ' q " 7 j ' Vor late market sorts, the Marble head. Mammolll nu j Drumhead slill lead ; : . . . , „ j but wueu one wants a good, une-gramed. , hWClt an j cu Ubu^e the Mammoth snptQ inn6 , n j u h> -, | . For ricklin „ tho re j varieties are usu . Zerred • not because they are any ; bu , , hc j rieh coIor / dd , (ullle . j (hi t „ the ap ' nce of even a dish of | col|b = Tboae of our readers who are ; fond of , his tabk . shou)d try the v , lri . About Cabbages. (reduced. j j tban other varieties, and do not , g] . ow , 0 ns , arge fizi .. but lhey maUc up , jr u j] lbbj j n excellency of flavor and teu For cooking the Savory cabbages are um quilled, and there are both early and I late sorts possessing similar good quali They require a richer soil and bet ous sorts and see if we are not correot iu sayiug that there is a great difference iu the flavor of cabbages.— Rural Neto Yorker. Care of Grindstones —A grindstone should uot be exposed to the weather, la it not only injures the wood-work, but tho sun's rays harden the stone and render it usdless. Neither should it stand in the water in which it runs, as the part re maining in water softeus so much that it wears unequally. Ministers of the interior—The cook and the doc'or.