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mmf ur %& & 1 IMM/ Yf ^ L :v ÜI f/ a ^Af*f VOL. VU. MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 5, 1874. NO. 36. ®ime PHILADELPHIA, WILMINUTON AND UALTIMORE RAILROADS. Delaware Division Time Table. SUMMER ARRANGEMENT. O N and after Monday, May 26th, 1874, (Sundays ex cepted,) Truiriri will leave as follows: NORTHWARD. Passenger. Mixed SOUTHWARD. Passenger. Mixed. 11 30 -Philadelphia-1 16| 6 10 11 30 7 30 -Baltimore-1146' H l.V 3 50 12 66 -Wilmington— ;-Del. Junction 1 20 -New Castle— -S Ute Road- 9 45 4 10 - 9 41 4 00 8 30, 6 15 7 30 ~ I ■'> 10 10 0 36 10 20, 6 43 10 32 6 65 10 36 7 00 10 16 4 40' 9 66 10 07 4 32 9 65 4 20 9 32 10 45 7 08 -Rodney— 1 54 —Kirkwood -Mt. IMeasant Middletown- 9 09 3 33 8 20 Townsend- 8 61 3 14 8 01 Blackbird-— 8 43 3 06 7 42 8 34 2 55 7 31 8 20 2 49 7 21 8 21 2 39 7 00 10 60 1 7 11 10 57 7 20 11 07 7 31 • 11 25 7 61 11 34; 8 01 9 33, 3 69 9 20 3 54 8 63 9 10 3 43 8 35 2 20 a ta 11 39 8 07 11481 8 15 11 55; 8 21 12 011 8 27 12 09 8 43 12 24, 8 40 12 32, 8 64 12 40 9 02 12 46 «07 12 50 9 13 1 04 0 29 1 15 9 38 een Spring 3 14 -clay -Brenford -Moorton-1 8 14 2 31 0 C4 3 521 — Dover 4 04 -Wyom -Woodside- 7 40 2 00 0 -Canterbury- 7 43 1 53 5 4 30 -Felton 4 66 -Hiliriugtoi Farmlngto - 8 03 2 20 0 34 ing- 7 60 2 09 0 18 7 30 1 40 5 42 7 25 1 30 6 20 7 08 1 15 4 65 1 26 9 40 6 22 -Greenwood- 0 58 1 03 4 40 137 10 00 5 40 -Bri.lgevUle 1 58 10 18, 0C7-Seaford 3 12 6 30 -Laurel 2 25 6 07 0 48 1262 4 20 0 30 12 34 3 43 12 15 312 12(H) 2 45 , 0 50 -Delm Arrive. Let Tin' mixed train will be run subject to delays inch! to freight business, and will stop only time Is giver May 9—ly. stations wh H. F. KENNEY, Su|>erintcmk-nt WILMINGTON AND READING RAILROAD. Summer Arrangement. ON AND A TUESDAY, MAY 26th, 1874, Trains will run over main line and Heading Branch as follows : KR Going Northward. Going Southward. STATIONS. No. 6. No. 3. No. 1. P. M. P. M, A. M. 5 15 1 45 6 30 Wilmington, 6 03 2 38 7 24 Chaddsford, 8 2 7 05 3 38 8 23 Coatesville, 7 2 8 01 4 26 9 11 Springfield, 6 2 8 34 4 56 9 41 Birdsboro', 9 07 5 30 10 15 Reading, CONNECTIONS. No. 2. No. 4. No. fl. A M. I». M. P.M. 9 10 312 5 2 19 1 on 8 12 06 5 54 l L 34 4 32 5 20 10 00 I 00 : 49 7 :> 07 At Wilmington Wilmington k ßaltiinor roads ; at Chaddsford. with trai pliift k Baltimore Central Railroad; at Coates ville, with trains on Pennsylvania Railroad, and at Reading, with trains on Philadelphia k Read ing, Lebanon Valley, East Pennsylvania, and Reading k Columbia R. R., and Berks County Railroad. E. COLLINGS, Jne 20—tf. General Superintendent. ith trains Philadelphia, d Delaware Kail on Philadcl REDUCTION OF FREIGHT FROM POET PENN TO PHILADELPHIA. During the present Fruit season, the rates of freight from Port Penn , on the steamers "Ariel" to Philadelphia will be, and "Lamokin," for all basket stufT, including Peaches, Apples, Pears and Tomatoes, 3 per basket. Barrels of truck, 15 cents each. Brain in Bugs, 3 cents per bushel. Calves, 25 cents. Hay, (pressed) bv "Lamokin," $2.00 per ton, d all other Freights proportionality reduced. The 'Ariel' leaves Port P The 'Lamokin' " " and Friday, about 5, p. m. Both boats land at Arch Street Wharf. From Philadelphia, the 'Ariel' leaves daily, at I daily, at 3, p. ui. ' Monday, Wednesday The 'Lamokin' leaves Tuesdays, Thursday; und Saturdays, at 11, a. m. FARE, either way, by Lamokin, " " " Ariel, 25 Gents. 50 E. B. TAGGART, Agent. tug 8-51 CHANGE OF TIME. 1874 . DAILY TRIPS TO PHILADELPHIA. N and after September 1st, 1874, the steamer " M AJOR^fi^fegr^s» REYBOLD," Capt. P. Reybold, will Leave Salem, N. J., daily (except Sunday) at 7 00 A. M. Returning, leave Arch street w* 2 30 P. M., touching at Delaw O lmrf, Phila., at City, New Castle, Peansgrove ami Chester each way. Stuge Hues for St. Georges, McDonough and Odessa, Del., Sharptown, Woodstown and Allo waystown, N. J., connect with the steamer. Freights at low rates. All lost goods must be reported to the captain within 3 days. [June 6-lv For assafras Hiver. rpHE steamer "TRUMBETER" will 4 - after Monday, June 8th, leave Georgetown at 7 a. m.. Buck Neck at 10 d . ni :, and all the intermediate landings on the route one hour ear lier than heretofore; arriving in Baltimore at 1 p. in. Returning, will leave Baltimore at her usual hour—lot n. m. We sincerely'trust that the friendly hitherto existing between the steamer Trumpe ter, lier patrons, and the public generally, never grow lees ; for the perpetuation of which we will ever be found striving our very best, mar 1-ly WM. CUNIHFF, Capt. Matious V MIDDLETOWN IRON FOUNDRY AND MACHINE SHOP. P LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Castings of all kinds on hand or made to order. Particular attention given to Repairing Machi nery. Cash for old Iron. WM. L. BUCKE k SON, Founders and Machinists. Jan 4-tf WANTED. ■P A PPLES at the Delmarvia Mfg. Co. Small apples, if sound, purchased at a uniform price of 15 cents per bushel, large apples 20 to 25 cents per bushel. Bills to be presented to Mr. Joseph Roberts, Treasurer, on Satuada; s between 10 A. M. and 3 P. M. nug 29_tf. deleft ftoqtra. I 0 u Alas! that dreadful alphabet, The bane of childhoods's years— Each tattered primer tells its tale Of troubles, toils and tears. I wonder why we all must learn What oft we sadly : 'Twere better fur if half the world Knew naught of I O U. For spite of all that school-books teach, And all that scholars say, These uaughty vowels were only made To lead mankind astray. 'Tts one—though never aught but Yet one and oue make two— Hence I and U—though harmless quite— Conflict in I O U. Dread 1 O U—these mystic vowels That every heart appal— That haunt the peasant in his cot— The lordling iu his hall ; And like the fabled fairy bean That in Jack's garden grew— : short night they double height, These wondrous I U U. ll They sour all y And all you daily bread ; They make your dinners crush your soul— head. eelost hopes, Y suppers turn y They take the sparkle fr The flavor f your . our stew ; And dread dyspepsia haunts your dreams— Her tnottj, I O U. blazoned oh your last new coach— They brand your stylish span— They mark the house you cull y " To pay for when you can ! " They rouse you from your Sunday nap, Within your cushioned pew ; And even with the Word of Life Is bent an I U U. They break the friendly ties of years, And change the friend to foe, While smiling Fortune, placid Ease, Grow pale i Perchance, at lust, these wicked vowels Will give the dc'il his due ; And when you hand him in your chips You'll find it 1 O IT. They' own, Jüclcrt ^torj). THE DIAMOND BREAST PIN. " It will co.-t two hundred dollars Anna !" said George Blakely to his youug, proud aud ext aut wife. iu which he said this, showe d that her n. quest had startled him. " t know it will, but whar. are two bun dred dollars lor a diamond pin?" Mrs. Blakely's remark was half contemptuous. Harry Edgar's diamonds cost over one thousand dollars." The tout " Mrs "Just one thousand more tliuu her husband could ufiord to pay for them," said Mr. Blakely. " He's the best judge of that, I pre sume," retorted his wife. " But what does that signify? cuuuot, Anna." What do you do with your money, pray ? " The young wife turned sharply upon her husband aud her words and tone stuug him iuto rather a harsh reply. But this ouly aroused her anger and made her more unreasonable aud persistent. " O very well," said her too yielding husband at last, " go to Canfield's to-mor row and get the pin. Tell him tosend in the account on the first of January and it will be paid." Mrs Blakely was in earnest. There was uot one of her fashionable acquaint ances but hud a diamond ring or breast pin, and uutil the owner of one or both, she could not hold up her head i Her husbaud was a You society, receiviug teller iu a bank, at a salary of fifteen bundred dollars per annum, wheu he married, which was about a year before, and ho still occupied the same post at the same salary. For a young mau iu his positiou he had not married wisely. The handsome face and captivatiug manners of a dashing belle be wildered his fancy He proposed in haste, was promptly accepted, and led to the marriage altar, not a true wife but a weak, capricious creature, incapable of genuine love, and too s lli.sh and narrow-miuded to feel the influence of honorable pie. pnuci An extravagant love for dress and nameut characterized her from the begin ning. and she would hearken to noue of her husbaud's gently offered remonstran ces or The demand for a two hundred dollar breast pin, coming upon youug Blakely, as it did, at a time when ha hud just made the uupicusaut discovery of a deficit in his income, when compared with his expen ses, of several hundred dollars, sadly dis heartened him. But he was uot bravo enough tu meet the exigency, and, there fore, weakly yielded to a demand that should have been met with an unflinching refusal. The first of January found Blakely short of funds by considerable more than the price to be paid for the diamond pin Canfield's bill came in uud must be set tled. It would not do for him to back in the matter of payment, for the jeweler was an acquaintance of more than one of the directors of the hank, and questions might be asked, and inferences drawn prejudicial to bis standing. In an evil hour, under distress of mind and stroug temptation, the young made a false entry which enabled him to abstract two bundled dollurs from the funds uf the bank. This was only the beginning of a aeries of defalcations, which ran through many years before the exposure canto which is sure to follow such a crime. It was easier now to supply the extravagant demands of his wife, whose annual wardrobe and jew elry, for which she had the passion which is characteristic of a weak mind, almost man reached the full amount of his salary. But the end came at last. One morn ing seven years from the duy of their mar riage, Mr. and Mrs Blakely were about leaving for the opera, when the bell was rung violently. Mr. Blakely started and turned pale. " What's the matter?" asked his wife, who saw the singular change in his coun tennnee. Mr Blakely did not ans\ver, but stood litseniug at the door Men's voices were now heard, and the heavy tread of feet along the passage. There was a start a hurried movement by Blakely ; then he stood still as riveted to the spot. " Who are they ? and what is the moan ing of this?" asked Mrs. Blakely in alarm At the same moment two men entered the room. " You are arrested," said one of them, " on a charge of defalcation." Mrs. Blakely shrieked, but her hus band"stood still and statue like, his face of au ashen hue. "George, George? This *is false," said Mrs. Blakely, recovering herself.— " You certainly could n< t stoop low enough to commit crime!" " It is true he answered in a low and despairing voice Then laying one of his fiugers ou the diamond pin that glittered on her bosom, he added, speaking to her privately : " You gained that at the price of your husband's dishonor! You demanded it, l remonstrated, aud said l could not af ford so costly au ornament You repeat ed your demand, and I, weak fool that I was, permitted the contraction of a debt that could only be cancelled by dishonest »»cans. I thought when I married you, that 1 had obtained a wife whose virtues might help me upwards towards Heaven, but you have only proved a tempting fiend, dragging me nearer and nearer the brink of destruction, over which 1 now fall to hopeless ruin. I have robbed the bank, but it was for you." I hen turning to the officers ho said in ; a calm voice— " 1 am al y° ur service." ' The words of her husband had stunned ! iWrs. Blakely. She never saw him after wards. That night ho passed to a higher tribunal than an earthly uue, and she was ; i left in poverty aud disgrace. 1 he story is one of every day life.— ! George Blakely is the representative of a . class. Not all of them rob banks, or de- j fraud their employers. But all of them : do support idle, extravagant wives in cost ly establishments—costly in comparison with their means—spend more than their earnings or prolit. and fail iu the eud to pay their obligations, aud thus become disgraced. A modern young lady, fashionably edu cated, and with modern notions of style, fashion and modem equipments is alto getlier too costly an article for u young man of small means ur a moderate salary Diamond pins, rich silks and laces, rosewood furniture, six, soven, sight or nine hundred dollar houses, operas, balls, If youug men would uuite iu mntrimo ny, they must look in another circle for rtsiug youug man,Iwhojhas only his industry to rest upon for his success iu life, is a fool to marry any one. Useful industry is always hon orable, and difference of sex makes no dif ference in this particular. fashionable parties, Surutog and Newport, and success iu busiucss are altogether out ! of the question. wives. A girl who is independent enough to earu her own living as a teacher or with the needle, is a wife worth n score of the butterilies of fashion, and a a Mark Twain and the Book Peddler. A book peddler visited Mark Twain at home to get his subscription for a new work, of which he carried lie copy. found the geuial Mark hoeing in his gar den. He was kiudly received, and asked to take a scat. He took a seat. The seat was on top of a fence, the uppermost rail of which was sharp. He was not happy when he sat down, aud got no happier as he remained. He remained there, too, a very long time, aud Mr. Twain was very kind. He talked to him about his book and its author, whom he knew ; about the pictures and the letter press, and then he branched off into other and very deep literary subjects, of which the agent knew nothing. After an hour or so Twain hos pitably asked the agent into the house, and then he talked to him some more.— The agent was getting very tired and very hungqk Twain excused himself for a moment and stayed away an hour, during which time the agent suspects ho took diu nor. He came back, aud was still very kiud aud talked again It was nearly 6 i*. m . and the agent came about 11 a. m. He had had nothing to eat, and not a word had been said about subscription.— He grew desperate and asked Twain if lie " l think I will," drawled Twaiu, "but not to-day—call to e will talk about it "• The agent decamped, and I 10 now swears— though he had a nice time, and Twaiu is a good talker—that he will never go back again; no, never. Id subscribe. Wt morrow an. A Kentucky crusader confessed the other day that she had kissed sixteen men, aud thus drawn them from tho intoxicat ing bowl. She gave the names of the men, however, and their wives are now inquiring with much anxiety whether whiskey drinking is as bad as it is gener ally supposed to be Motto for the married—Never dis-pair. King Solomon's Blacksmith. - And it came to pass when Solomun, the son of David had finished the Temple at Jerusalem that he called unto him the chief architects, the head artificers, and cunuiug workers in silver and gold, and in wood and ivory, and in stone—yea, all win) aided in rearing the temple of the Lord, and said unto them : "Sit ye down by my table; l have pro pared a feast for all my chief workers and cunning artificers. Stretch forth thine hands, therefore, and eat, drink and be merry. Is not the laborer worthy of his hire? Is not the skillful artificer worthy of honor?. Muzzle not the ox that tread eth out the corn." And when Solomon and the chief work era were seated, and the fatness of the land and the oil thereof were set upon the table, there came one who knocked loudly at the door, and forced himself even iuto the festival chamber. Then Solomon, the King, was wroth, aud said: "What manner of man art thou ?" And the man answered and said: "When men wish to honor me they call me Son of the Forge, but when they de sire to mook me they call me blacksmith ; and seeing that the toil of working in the fire covers me with sweat and smut, the latter title, O King, is not inapt: and in truth thy servant desires no better." "But," said Solomon, "why contest thou then rudely and unbidden to the feast with the King of Israel?" Then he who carved the cherubim said: "This fellow is no sculptor and he who inlaid the roof with pure gold said ; "Neither is he a workman in fine metals and he who raised the wall said: "He is not a cutter of stone;" and he who made the roof cried out; "He is not cunning in cedar ; neither knoweth he the mystery of uniting strange pieces of timber together." Then said Solomon : What hast thou to say Son of the horge, why I should not order thee to bo plucked by the beard, scourged with a ' scourgoand stoned to death with stones?'' ! And when the Son of the Forge heard ! this lie was in no sort dismayed, but ad- j vuncing to the table snatched up and ; swallowed a cup of wine, and said : ! "0 King live forever! rho chief men | ! of the workers of wood and gold and stone : . have said [ am not one of them, and they j have said truly. I am their superior ; 1 : before they- lived was l created. I am 1 their master and they are my servants." | And he said to the chief of the carvers in stone: "Who made the tools with which you carve ! ! And he said : "The blacksmith." And he said to the chief of Masons: Who made the chisels with which the stones of the temple were squared?" And he said : "The blacksmith " And lie said to the chief workers in wood : "Who made the tools with which you hewed the trees on Lebanon, and formed them into the pillars and roof of the temple ! , And ho laid: " The blacksmith.' I hen he said to the artificer in gold aud silver and ivory : "Who makes your instruments by which you work beautiful things for my lord the king?" And lie said : "The blsoksmith." "Enough, enough, good fellow," said Solomon, "thou hast proved that 1 in vited thee, und thou art a chief artificer in art Sit thou beside us at the feast, and he thou furever honored among men " ! A devout Portuguese farmer, greatly perplexed about his cows staying away all night resolved to give them in charge of his tutelary saint when he turned them out to their rambles Tu every morning, his great joy he found that his trust and invocation were rewarded by the punctual return of the cows The every evening good man, however, being about to leave home for a few days, directed his tor's attention to the cows' behavior, aud explained the cause thereof. laugh member, lie said to the daughter, "every j morning while 1 am away, when y " Now re turn j the cows out, give them particularly into | the care of St. .1 " The girl promised J fairly, but ihc very first day she totally • forget the name of the saint, though she j did the best she could under the circum stances, and committed thorn to the charge ' of all the saints Night after night pass- ' ed, but neither night nor saints brought | home the cows The father on his return ! inquired eagerly about the cows. " Oh, indeed, father, they have never been home since you left." " And did you give them in charge of St. J—?" "Why, I could nor recall the u«me of that saint of yours, and so I gave them to the of all the saints, and as he was care ! among I them I thought it would be all right " Oh, yes," said he, " that's always the way ; what is everybody's business is no- ! body's business." , The British Presbyterian Conference has a hundred missionaries in South Africa, besides 1-1,000 church men,bars 5,000 on probation, and 14,000 Sunday-school scholars. Multitudes of the heathen are ! embracing Christianity. Bishop Foster says that perhaps the crowniug peculiarity of Rev. Mr. Spur geon is that there is scarcely a man in all his regular congregation, aggregating nearly 7,000 hearers, whom he does not know personally. A ship's captain telegraphs to his owners from un Italian port: "I am loading with brimstone for Hsll Gate." ; of this paper." " That's me:—I'm the werry man." " There must be some mistake." ; " Not a morsel, I'm the head hitter of this Bull,'' said the fellow, bringing the nobbed eud of his bludgeon in fearful proximity to the officer's caput, " You the editor? Impossible!" " Do you mean to say I'm lying?" roared the ruffiian, as ho again raised his knotty argument Certainly not—by no means," said the officer rapidly oooliug down and dropping the whip at the same time. " Werry well, then, what are you want ! ing w' me?" j " A mistake, my dear sir--a mistake; I expected to see another person. I ll ! call some other day." and the complain | ant hacked to the door, bowing to the : drawn stick before him j •• And don't let me ketch you coming ' ; 1 again without knowing who aud what 1 you want. We're always ready for all | sorts of customers—army or tiavy, or civil, or military, horse, foot or dra goons." ! The officer returned resolving to under go another goring by the Hull before ho again ventured to encounter the herculean proportions of the fighting editor, When the clerk informed tire occupants of the editorial sanotum of the visit of the irate colonel, neither llook nor the pub lishers cared to face the horsewhip. A well known pugilist, the landlord of a ta ern in the vicinity, was immediately sent for, Iin j gljght preparation lifted him for the part iu which he acquitted himself with complete success, circulated, and the fighting editor of Joli Origin of the Fighting Editor. The John Bull, newspaper edited by Theodore Hook, frequently indulged in offensive personalities in remarking on the conduct and character of public men. A military hero who would persist in placing himself conspicuously before the world's gaze received a copious share of what lie considered malignant and libelous abuse iu the columns of suid newspaper. An otlicer and a gentleman could not demean himself by calling out a hireling scribbler for honorable satisfaction. He would horsewhip the miscreant in his den—the bull would be taken by the horn'. Donning his uniform and arming him self with a huge whip, be culled at the of fice of the paper, and scarcely concealing his agitation, inquired for the editor. lie was invited by the clerk to take a seat in the room. He complied, and was kept waiting while the clerk, who recognized the visitor, ran upstairs and informed the editorial responsibility of Ida name and evident purport. After an aggravated de lay, which served to considerably increase the distemper of the officer, the door open ed, and a coarse, rough looking man, over six feet in height, with a proportionate breadth of shoulder, and armed with a bludgeon, entered the room. Walking up tu the surprised aud angry visitor, he said in a voice of thuuder : " Arc you the chap that wants to see I want to see the edtior 9 " me : "You? No. \ - The story rapidly reputation of the 11 Bull prevented further remonstrance from persons who felt themselves aggrieved by personalities of the press. A Lofty City. —Potosi, in Bolivia, 8 A., is the highest city in the world, being at an elevation of 13,350 foot considera bly above the level of the summits of many of the Alpine mountain giants, aud only 360 felt below the topmost peak of the icy Jungfrau itself. This a tolerably "lofty altitude for a city ; but then Potosi is the metropolis of the richest silver mines in the world, which are worked in the neigh boring Gcrra (Sierra, or high ridge) de Po tosi, at an altitude of 10,000 feet above the sea level, a greater height than the top of Mount Blaue ; so that the abundance of the precious metals, we may suppose, compensates the 30,000 inhabitants (about j half of whom arc of the ativc races) for j the rarity of the air, the rapid alterations | of climate, which presents the character-. J istics of the four seasons cvery twenty nrs, and the rugged barreuess of the surrounding districts. • f our h j ' ' Dominie Thomas Campbell of Glasgow | was oue day watching a carpenter making ! »'vpuirs in his house The whistled "Maggie Lauder" as h Rud worked iu time to the tune. * sa *d the dominie presently, * whistle some muir solemn and godly tune while ye're at work?" "Ah, well, min carpenter e worked au tiers, can ye ister. if it he your will I'll e'en do it," ! said Saunera, and changed the tune to the I "Dead March in Saul,''still planing away > n time with his music The dominie ! looked on for sumo minutes iu silence, and then said: "Sauriers, I hue another , to «ay till ye. Did the gudewife hire ye V », he da >'' 9 darg ° r by the . j ob? ". ." Th " **'* ,?** , 0U , r **'**'"*■ , 1 . ho î; °" th ° wh ,° lc ' b * un ? r *- 1 1 Ü «"L"* T - " hl9tl,Ug ! 15 ° nme Magg,C Lauder word "They parted in sorrow, they parted in • " The husband was to remain at Bordeaux, tor lie had a situation there; the wife was to go to London tears. as a govern ess, and they filled the railway stntiou with the noise and sorro f their parting — " Do uot cease to luve me, do not forget that you are the wife of a decent "Never never," said the wife, and she pulled out her bandker ohief and tied a knot in it that she might remember man, said the husband. " You come to live at my palace, and have everything you can want there, so j long ns you don't open one dish which there will be in the centre of the table.—! If you open that you go hack to your former way of life." " Wo quite understand," answered the peasants. The Count went iu and called his vont, and told him to give the peasants apartment to themselves, with everything they could want, and a sumptuous diu ner : in the middle of the table au earthen dish, into which he U little bird alive, s cover, the bird would fly out. stay in the room and wait on them and report to him what happened The old people sat down to dinner, and praised everything they saw so delightful it all seemed. ' ° Adam and Eve over Again. There was an old couple who earned a poor living, working hard all day in the fields. " See how hard we work all day " said the wife, " and it all comes of the foolish curiosity of Adam aud Eve. If it had not been for that, we should have been living now in a beautiful garden, with nothing to do all day long." " Yes," said the husband ; "if you and I had been there instead of Adam and Eve, all the human family had been in paradise still." or j ! The Count, their master, overheard them talking in this way, and he came to them and said : " How would you like it if I took you iuto my plazzo there, to live, and gave you servants to wait on you, and plenty to eat aud drink ? " " Oh, that would bo delightful indeed ! That would be as good as paradise itself!" answered husband aud wife together " Well, you may come up there, if you think so. Only remember, in paradise there was one tree that was not to be touched ; so at my table there will be one dish not to be touched. You musn't mind that," said the Count. " Oh, of course not," replied the old peasant; "That's just what I say when Eve had all the fruits in the gardeu, what did she want with just that one that was forbidden ? the scantiest victuals, And if we, who are used to are supplied with enough to live well, what does it matter to us whether there is an extra dish not on the table ? " " Very well reasoned," said the Count. \ " We then ? quite understand each other, j ' " Perfectlyreplied both husband and wife. a ser !, as to bo was to put that if one lifted the ; He was to " Look ! that's the dish we're not to touch," said the wife. "No; better not look at it said the husband. " Pshaw ! There's no danger of want ing to open it when we have such a lot of dishes to cat our fill out of." returned the wife. So they set to and made such a repast as they had never dreamed of before. By degrees, however, as the novelty of the thing wore oil', they grew more and more desirous for something newer and newer still. Though when they at first sat down it seemed that two dishes would be ample to satisfy them, they had seven or eight, and they there might be others coming an eud to all things human, and no other came. There only remained the eartkern dish in the middle of the table. " We will just lift the lid up a little wee bit," said the wife. " No ; don't talk about it," said the hus baud. The wife sat still for five minutes, and then said : "If one just lifted up one corner of the lid, it would scarcely be called opening it, you know." " Better leave it alone altogether, and uot think about it at all." The wife sat still another five minutes, and then said : "If one peeped in just the least in the world, il would not be any harm, surely, and I should so like to know wlut can the Count have put iu that dish ? " " I'm sure 1 can't guess in the least," said the husband, " and must say I can't see what it eau signify to him if we did now were wishing There is , as you say, otto could just take a look," said the husband. The wife did uot want more encourage- , mont than that But when she lifted one : side of the lid the least mite she could see nothing. She opened it the least mite more, and the bird flew out. The servant j ran and told his master, and the Count | " No; that's what I think, and b sides, how would he know if we peeped? It would not hurt him," said the wife. " Ni , i i . . j,. , » down aud drove tfiem out, bidding them never complain of Adam and Eve any more.— noman rolle Lore. eai l There is such a thing as having too many children if your memory is poor. The other uiglit Spriggins counted his brood, but could only make up fourteen. "How is this ?" he asked his wife; "I thought there were fifteeu of them at the last census!" "So there were," she answered, "hut one of them died since that." "Indeed !" said Spriggins, medi tatively ; "why, it seems to me I heard of that at the time." An innocent young man in Dos Moines was asked by the ltev Mr. Hammond, the revivalist, if lie was laboring for the good of bis sonl. "No," was the reply; "I work for Billy Moore." The Policy or the Old Dominion Steamship Company —The Old Domin' Influence of the Stock Salesi The evidences given by the recent suc cessful sales of short-horns, of the course of improvement in general stock breeding, is most encouraging. Seventy - seven members of the Glen Flora herd havo scattered among breeders in eight States and Gauada, at a cost of nearly $55,000, aud an average of $710 for each animal. At the sale of the Lyndale hard 79 ani mals realized over $127,000, with the high general average of over $1,600.— The result of the sale of the herd of Gen eral Meredith, of Cambridge, Indiana, made up of animals not belonging to high ly fashionable families, proved that a good workiug herd possessing a certain market value for its essential merits of blood and bone, with nothing taken to ac count for style or fancy, l'ifty-threc ani mals were disposed of here, for over $24,000, $450. The grand total of the three sales was $205,815, and the average of 209 $984 76. The fact that these 209 ani mals have gone from the hands of three breeders into those of a large number in no less than' seventeen States, leaving Cauada and England out of tbo question, is of notieeable significance. In their new spheres of usefulness, whatever of ex cellence these choice animals possess will be added to a hundred herds, and will in fluence for good the stock of the whole country in the course of a few years. And as their desceudcuts shall be scattered through the valleys of our Eastern rivers, and the broad plains of the great West, each increment of value will make geucrai average of more than the whole a vast up in sum iu proportion to which that expended at these sales will be a mere trifle It is in that power to raise oui common stock to treble its present value, that the intrinsic worth of these fine cattle is found .—New York Paper. the standard of ion's plan is supposed by those most in terested in its operation iu Maryland to be the opeuing up of the already-built rail roads of the lower peninsula by close con nection with steamers from Lewis with To do this requires that only seven miles more of railroad shall be built in Worcester county, Md., being the seven miles between St. Martin's on the Wicom ico and Pocoinoke railroad and the Dela ware State line. When these seven miles shall have beeu built the entire Eastern Shore railroad, sixty miles in length; the Wicomico and Pocoinoke, twenty-five miles in length, and the Berlin and Snow Hill, twenty miles in length, and forty miles of railroad passing through Dela ware. will be brought into direct connec tion with Lewes. Thus the Old Domin ion Company will have secured by this purchase oue hundred and fifty miles of railroad, which permeates every section of a large aud easily cultivated and fertilized country, and a country capable of being made to produce enough fruit and vege tables to feed New York .—New York No York. Threshing Grain. —Threshing should be doue as soon as possible. Grain is safe from mauy enemies iu the gran ary. Besides, it is the same as so much cash, and is eqally available.— Markets should be closely watched this year. It is difficult to say how they may turn. An advance is just as likely as a decline, and with wheat in the granary it can be taken advantage of. Seed wheat should be carefully selected. The heav iest grain ouly should bo taken, aud there should be no cracked kernels iu it. This should be looked to while threshing. If the threshing machine is hired the farmer should do nothing but watch things.— Watch the straw closely, and see that uo grain is left in it. See that the hired teams do their share of the work. If a steam threshing machine is used, see that it does not affect the insurance on the barn As a mow is emptied of grain, the straw should be returned. This is better tffiau stacking it out doors. Before long there will be but few places in the coun try where it will pay to throw the straw away.— American Agriculturist. A party of fifty Master Masons, uuder the leadership of Uobert Morris, passed gruud master of Kentucky, will visit the Holy Laud, Europe and Africa this sum The corner stone of a new Masouio hall will he laid iu Jersalem The will he entertained by the Masons East, aud during thirty days tents, visiting Gebal, Tyre Tomb, Baalboc, Damascus, Mt' llermou ge# 0 f Galilee. Nazareth Noth Bethel, the Dead 8 Hebron and J nur. parly if the 'ill live in Hiram's US, a and Hiver Jordan, PP a Lodges will bo field under the warrant of the Royal Solomon Mother Lodge of the city of .Jerusalem Lived it Down. smith was once grossly insulted and his character infamously defamed advised him to seek redress by means of law, but to one and all he replied, " No; l will go to my forge and there in six months l will have worked out such a name us all the judges, law courts and lawyers in the world could uot give me." He was right. It is by honest labor, manly courage, and a conscience void of offence, that An honest black Friends true dignity and prove our honesty and respectability. assert our Don Piatt says shrewdly : " Humor is to a newspaper what a tail is to a kite_ very absurd, hut very necessary to its as cension "