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MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 3, 1874.
'Tis ?iK'b as yin ■*. -■ ,4 ' -~j
If .you but Uf#
Could give I 4ÊÊÈ' 1 - "*
And help ■» *'•"
But no—you jost^PWI^Wntnn
You storm, and fret and fume ;
Are you the only man alive
In want of elbow room ?
But thus it is on life's round path,
Self seems the God of all ;
will crush the weak to death,
The big devour the small.
Far better he a rich man's hound
A vallet, serf or groom—
Than struggle 'mid the mass around,
When we've no elbow room.
Up heart, my boy, doa't mind the shock;
Up heart and push along !
Your skin will grow rough with knocks,
Your limbs with labor strong ;
And there's a hand unseen to aid,
A star to light the gloom ;
UJTheart, tuy boy, nor be afraid,
Strike out for elbow room.
And when yon see amid the throng
A fellow toiler slip,
Just give him as you pass along,
A brave and kindly grip;
Let noble deeds, though poor yon lie,
Yeur path in life illume,
And with true Christian charity,
Give others elbow room.
THE BOARD PENCE.
r. Shoo, shoo, get home, you plaguy
critters!" cried Mr- Babcotfk, waving
bis arms as be chased a dosen sheep
and lambs through a gap in the fence
It was a wooden fence, and when he
bad succeeded in driving the animals
the other side of it, he lifted it from its
recliniug position and propped it up
This was an operation he
had found himself obliged to repeat
uiaay times in the course of the season,
and not only that season, but of several
Yet Mr. Babcock was neither slack
nor shiftfciss ; in fact, he rather prided
j M j naelf on tho ordinary appearance of
then shall we account for his negligence
in this particular instance?
The truth was that this fence formed
the boundary line between bis estate and
that of Mr. Small ; and three genera
tions of men who owned these estates
had been unable to decide to whom it
belonged to rebuild and keep it in re
pair. If the owners had chanced to be
of peaceful dispositions, they bad
compromised the matter and avoided a
quarrel ; but if, on
belonged to that much larger class who
would sooner sacrifice their own com
the contrary, they
fort and convenience than their so-call
ed rights, this fence bad been a source
of unending bickerings and strife.
And of this class were the present
Again and again they bad
consulted their respective lawyers on
the subject and dragged from their bid
ding places musty old deeds and
records, but always with tbe same re
" I say it belongs to you to keep it
in repair ; that's as plain as a pike-staff,'
Mr. Babcock would say
' Aud I say it belongs to you—any
fool might see that,' Mr. Small would
reply, and then high words would fol
low, and they would part in anger,
determined and obstinate than
evef The lawyers' fees and the loss
by damages from each other's cattle had
already amounted to a sum snffioient to
have built a fence around their entire
estates, but what was that compared to
tho satisfaction of having their own
There were not wanting in the neigh
borhood peace-makers-who would glad
ly have settled the affair bv arbitration,
but to this neither of tbe belligerents
would listen for a moment.
A last, one day. Miss Letitia Gill, a
woman much respected in the village,
and of some weight as a land owner and
tax payer, sent for Mr. Babcock to
some and see her on business ; a sum
mons whieh he made haste to obey, as
how oould it be otherwise where a lady
was concerned ?
Miss Letitia sat at her window sew
ing a seam, but she dropped her work
and took off her spectacles when Mr.
Babcock made his appearance.
* So you got my message ; thank you
Sit down, do.
for coming, I'm
I suppose my man Isaac told you I wan
ted to oonsult you on a matter of busi
ness—a matter of equity, l may say.—
It can't be expected that we women
folks should be the best judges about
■uoh things, you know ; there's Isaac,
to be sure, but then he lives on tbe
place, and maybe be wouldn't be exact
ly impartial in bis judgment about our
' Jes' so,' said Mr. Babcock.
'Well, the state of the case is this:
When Isaac came up from the long
meadow to dinner—they're mowing the
ly, and an uncommon good
^■wheu he came up to din
Kbat stray cows had bro
the riot they made
almost ready to use
I'm not sure that
fiHpfipäf ïpPdeuce,' and I'm certain
fapp '.fj gfljgvn • ' and, after all, I
him very se
Ji s he has taken with
£psfffî<^PM^Pt]sotnc thing amusing ;
it, Mr. Babcock, early and
ÜÜlBvdiiJg and digging and water
n5g, and now to see it all torn and
trampled so that you wouldn t know
which was beets and which was cucum
bers, it's enough to rouse anybody's
• It is so,' said Mr. Babcock.
• And that isn't all, for by the looks
of thiugs they must have been rampag
ing in the orchard and clover field be
fore they got iuto the garden. Just
come and see ; ' aud putting on her
-bonnet Miss Letitia showed Mr.
Babcock over the damaged precincts
• You don't happen to know whose
imals did the mischief ?'said Mr.
• Well, I didn't observe them in par
ticular myself, but Isaac said there was
with a peculiar white mark, some
thing like a cross, on its haunch.'
' Why, that's Small's old brindle,'
cried Mr. Babcock. ' I know the mark
as well as l kuow the nose on my face.
She had balls on her horns, didn't
she ? '
• Yes, so Isaac said '
• And a kind of hump on her back ?'
' A perfect dromedary,' said' Miss
Letitia ' I noticed that myself.'*#
' They were Small's cows, no doubt
of it at all,' said Mr. Babcock, rub
bing his hands. ' No sheep with thoin,
hey ? '
• Well, now I thiuk of it, there were
as soon as they
Yes, certainly there were
sheep—they ran away
sheep,' ^iid ,
'I know i
cows ; and MM
' It's to'W-1
folks «MÉlo $
Mr Babcock meditated a moment,
and ti*gB said—
' I wouldn't takai
thflw mnenty-five dollars,
you—not a cent.'
* Seventy-five dollars ! Isn't that a
gônÿfdeal, Mr. Babcock? youteowl
don't wish to be bard on the poor man;
all I want is s fair compensation for the
' Seventy-five dollars is fair, ma'am
in fact, I might say it's low ; I would
not have a herd of cattle and sheep
tramping through my premises in that
way for a hundred.'
' There's one thing I forgot to state
—the orchard gate was open or they
couldn't have got in ; that may make a
' Not a bit—not a bit. You'd a
right to have your gate open, but
Small's cows bad no right to run loose.
I hope Isaao drove them to the pound,
didn't he ? '
' I heard him say he shut 'em up
somewhere, and didn't mean to let 'em
out till the owner called for 'em. But,
Mr. Babcock, what if he should refuse
to pay the damages ? I should hate to
go to law about it.'
' He won't refuse; if he does, keep
the critters till he will pay. As to law,
I guess he has had about enough of
' I'm sure I thank you for your ad
vice,' said Mise Letitia, ' and I mean
to aot upon it to the very letter.'
And Mr. Babcock took bis depar
ture with a happy expression of coun
Scarcely was he out of sight when
Miss Letitia sent a summons for Mr
Small which he obeyed as promptly as
his neighbor had done.
She made to him precisely the same
statement she had made to Mr. Bab
cock, showed him the injured property,
and asked him to fix the damages. It
was remarkable before he did this that he
should ask the same question Mr. Bab
cock had asked, namely, whether she
had any suspicion to whom the animals
'Well, one of them I observed had a
terribly crooked horn.'
' Precisely—it's Babcock's heifer, I
should know her among a thousand.—
She was black and white wasn't she ? '
' Well, now I think of it, she was;
one seldom sees so clear a black and
white on a cow.'
' To bs sure ; they're Babcock's ani
mals fast enough. Well, let me see—
what you want is just a fair estimate, I
'Well, I should say ninety dollars
was as low as he ought to be allowed to
get off with.'
' Oh, but I fear that will seem as if I
meant to take advantage. Suppose we
call it—say seventy-five ? '
' Just as you please, of course; but
hanged if I'd let him off for a oent less
than a hundred, if it were my case.'
' And if he refuses to pay ? '
• Why, keep the animals till lie
round, that's all.'
• But there's one thing I neglected
mention—our gate was standing open ;
that may alter the case.'
• Not at all—there's no law against
keeping yeur gate open ;
against stray animals.'
• Very well; thank yon for your ad
vice,' said Miss Letitia; and Mr Small
departed with as smiling a countenance
as Mr. Babcock had worn.
But at milking time that night lie
made a strange discovery ; old briutile
At about the same hour
was missing :
Mr. Babcock made a similar discovery ;
the black and white heifer was nowhere
to be found. A horrible suspicion seiz
ed them both—a suspicion which they
would not bave made known to each
other for the world.
They waited till it was dark, and
then Mr. Babcock stole round to Miss
Lutitia's, and meekly asked to look at
the animals which had committed the
He would have done it with
out asking leave only that thrifty Miss
Letitia always shut her barn doors at
While he stood looking over iuto the
pen where tbo cows were confined, aud
trying to negotiate with Miss Letitia for
the release of the heifer, along came
Mr. Small, in quest of his brindle.—
The two men stared at each other for
an instant in blank dismay, then hung
their heads in confusion.
It was useless to assert that the dam
ages were too high, for bad they not
fixed them themselves ? It was useless
to plead that Miss Letitia was in^ man
ner responsible for what had happened,
on account of the open gate, for had
they not assured her that circumstance
did not alter the case? It was useless
to say that she'had no right to keep
the cows in custody, for had they not
counseled her to do so? As to going
to law »bout it, would they not thus
become the sport oi the whole town?
• He that diggeth a pit, he himself
shall full into it,'said Miss Letitia, who
read what was passiug in their minds
as well as if they had spoken, for the
light of Isaac's lantern fell full on theii
faces. * However, ou one condition I
will free the cows and forgive you the
• What is that ? ' Both thought the
. . , ... v.
question, but did not ask it.
• The condition is, that you promise
,o put a good new fence in place of the
old one that separates your estates, di
viding tbe cost between you, and that
henceforth you will live together peace
ably so far as in you lies. Do you
• Yes,' muttered both, in a voice
* Shake hands upon it, then," said
They did so.
' Now let the cows out, Isaac; it's
time they were milked,' said she. And
the two men went away driving their
cows before them, and a shame-faced
a r greatly in contrast to the look of
triumph with which they had quitted
The fence was built, and the strife
ceased when the cause was removed,
but it was long before Miss Letitia's
part in the affair came to the public
ear ; for she herself maintained a strict
silenee concerning it, and enjoined the
same upon her man-servaDt, Isaac.
The Boy's Beply.
A Washington county merchant had
a son who was rather fast, and to en
courage him to do better the father gave
him an intorest in his store. The
at once devoted himself to
business, and the success of the firm
was marvellous. At the end of two
months he was intrusted with $1,000
to go to Troy and purchase goods. In
that wicked city he unfortunately fell in
with some convivial friends, and togeth
er 'hey made several days and nights
of it, all at the young merchant's ex
pense. Meantime the senior member
of the firm received a letter from a
" complaining friend " in Troy that his
$1,000 was fast running down the
neck of the junior partner. Furious,
be dashed off these lines:
Mr Dear Son : Unless you return
to-raor.ow morning with the goods I
will dissolve the partnership and close
The junior partner received this just
as he was tossing off a gin cocktail in
the Troy House. He read it and then
walking across the street to a hardware
store ordered a hammer and keg of ten
penny nails. Then he telegraphed to
the senior partner ;
My Dear Father: I send, per ex
press, a hammer and a keg of nails,
which may be useful in closing up the
"I would marry you, Jacob," said
a lady to an importunate love, "were
it not for three reasons."
'iO, tell me," he 'said imploringly,
what they are, that I may remove
"The first is," said she, "I don't
love you ; the second is, I don't want
to love you ; and the third is, I would
not want to love you if I could.
BY GEORGE COOPER.
Garth is new and fair ;
Blossoms everywhere ;
Nest-time, best time,
Days have longer grown ;
Leaf-time, brief time,
Hake it all your own ;
Berry-time and cherry-time,
Songs of bird and bee :
But, oLall the gay times,
Apple-time for me !
Wheat-time, sweet time
In the closing year;
Now will disappear ;
Ice-time, nice time
For a merry lad ;
Garth is lone and sad.
Ycliow ones and mellow ones
Dropping from the tree ;
Rusty coats and pippins :
Apple-time for me !
Farm, Garden and Household.
Rye is worth growing, both for the
straw and grain
fusnish bands for a latge field of corn,
and the chopped grain with corn is ex
cellent feed for horses. Two bushels
of seed per acre is sufficient. If kept
separate at harvest it may
the end of a wheat field. Upon poor,
light, or gravelly soils, it should be
sown in preference to wheat,
Few farmers are liable to got their
soil in sufficient good tilth, or rich
enough to sow grass seed alone with
profit. Where it can be done conveni
ently, a crop of hay may be mown next
In this case half a bushel of
oughly cultivated between the shock, as
* 3 ,
8uon 88 the corn is /"'"J 0 S r0U " d
^at is unoccupied should be harrowed,
and every opportunity offered for the
weeds to grow. A harrowing will then
destroy them, and start others to grow
which may be killed in the spring.—
Every way in which weeds may be kill
ed should be studied and put in prac
A few acres will
be sown at
as a more
timothy is a proper quantity of seed —
it is best sown
If clover is to be sown
with fall grain,
in the spring, six or eight quarts of
timothy per acre should be sown im
mediately after the grain is drilled or
It will fiud sufficient
covering by the gradual mellowing of
ering is all that is needed,
is old, one half more will be needed.
Full fallowing should not be neglect
ed. The corn stubble ihould be thor
A quarter of an inch of cov
If tbe seed
It is useless to try to get a crop of
seed and fodder at the same time, from
a late cutting of clover. It is best to
devote all the attention to saving the
If it is exposed to rain it is
easier thrashed and the labor saved is
of more value than the poor odder
which could be secured. It should be
thoroughly dry when put into the barn.
If taken from home to be hulled it is
worth while to save the chaff for tbe
manure pile. We have hulled clover
in the ordinary thrashing machine, by
lowering the concave and fastening a
strong board in front,
chaff will work out below the cylinder
The seed and
if one side is opened.
Buckwheat upon low ground is easily
injured by frost. Rather than allow
the crop to be injured, it is better to
cut it early, although some of the grain
be green. In the stack it is safe, and
the unripe grain will mature by a few
day's exposure. In drawing home the
crop, spread a barn sheet in the wagon
to catch the loosened grain. Thrash,
as it is drawn from the field. Clean
up the seed at once to prevent heating,
and put it into shallow bins,
grain heats it should be turned,
first grain in the market always brings
tbe best price.
Harvest beans carefully, to preserve
the color. Rain or mildew will reduce
the value 50 per c<mt. Stack in tall
narrow heaps around single stakes set
in the ground, and oap the stacks with
straw to shed ruin. Thrash as soon as
dry, and store in barrels in a dry
Cutting corn is the great work of tbe
month! As soon as the corn is glazed
to the tips of the ears, it is ready to cut.
If struck with frost the fodder is seri
ously injured. Topping corn is excu
sable only where tbe fodder is worth
nothing. We have not found that place
yet. The heaviest Western corn may
be profitably cut up to the butts for
fodder. The practice of leaving a hill
uncut to hold up the shock, is more
troublesome in the end than settting up
the shocks securely at first. Spread the
butts well, and tie the tops of the
shocks'with rye straw bands. There
will be no more shocks blown over,
than if a hill is left uncut in tbe centre
of each. Our plan is to cut five hills
each way, or if in rows 20 feet of eaoh
row for five rows. This makes a shock
that will dry thoroughly in two weeks.
Corn cut before the 10th should be
husked before the end of the month.—
Cold fingers and benumbed hands make
A young editor of a theatrical jour
nal called lately on ai actress living on
a third story in the Rue Richeleu.—
Leaving her rooms he descended the
stairway. At the first floor landing, a
door suddenly opened, and a black coat
ed gentleman stepping suddenly out,
ran against the young man ; begging
pardon, he abruptly asked:
"Monsieur, have you half an hour
"For what, sir?"
"To render me a service which will
bring you a trifle of say a hundred
"Do you call that losing half an hour?
What is it you wish ?"
"To serve as a witness to a will. One
witness bas failed to come ; the sick
man is dying. Will you serve?"
The journalist consented, and, fol
lowing the notary, found himself in a
ptuous chamber, near the bed of the
moribund,and seated himself with other
The old man bad no rela
tives, and made short work with his
will. It was ready for him to sign
They opened the curtains to give him
light. A ray fell across the journalist's
The sick man saw him, and mo
tioned him to approach.
"Sir," he said, in a feeble voice, "do
you know me?"
"I have net that honor, sir."
"Do you not recall seeing me at the
"I can refresh your memory,
you not attend the first representation
of "Fire in a Convent?"
"I was there, certainly."
"And I, too. You had a good or
chestra stall ; l a miserable stool right
in tbe doorway. The diaft made
ill. You gave me your comfortable
seat, and took uiy poor one."
"I but did my duty, sir, towards an
old man and invalid.
"Ah ! They are rare—those people
who do their duty. Allow me to give
an evidence of my acknowledgments.'
Aud turning toward the ear of the
notary, tbe old man added a
bis will The witness signed, the
tary couutersigned, and the former,
each noted for a hundred francs of leg
The next day the jour
nalist revisited the actress. Coming
away he rang at the old man's door,
and asked after him. He had died dur
ing the night. In due time the young
attended his funeral. After it the
notary said to him,
"To-morrow we open the will. Be
there. You are interested."
Our editor did not neglect the invi
tation. He attended the reading of the
The old man had bequeathed him a
hundred thousand francs.
An orchestra seat well paid for.
An Iowa Boy's Idea of Confession.
There is a man living on Fifth street
who is a good man, endeavoring to
train up his children in the way they
should go, and as his flock is numerous
and two of them are boys, he has any
thing but a sinecure in this training
business. Only a day or two ago, the
elder of these male olive branches, who
has lived about fourteen wicked years,
enticed his younger brother who has
only bad ten years experience, to go out
on the river in a boat, a species of pas
time -which their father had many a
time forbidden, and had even gone so
far as to enfore his veto with a skate
strap. But the boys went this time,
trusting to luck to conceal their de
pravity from the knowledge of their pa,
and in due time they returned, and
walked around the house, the '■AMS
innocent looking boys in BujjBg'fey
They separated for a few mo m ft||| pf|| |
at the expiration of that time^t t»AM wÜ
was suddenly confronted b
who requested a private
the usual place, and the
to the wood-shed, whereefqllMA^iii
but highly spirited
which the boy appeared??!«®^}' -> «-sçSÇjâ
fully as "heavy villoin" tpET iMsW
took his favorite role of^^fiaHj^g|Én|
the curtain went down. M^lj '
"John," he said, "who
pose told dad ? Have yA
yet?" * Æ
John's face will not
ful and resigned when il
than it did when he repliei
"No, have you?" M
"Have I ? Come dofl
yard and look at my
John declined, but syflM
"Well, Bill, I'll
found us out. I am
tbis way, and I ain't ajH;
aud come home and
more. I'm going to do AHIKWfiS
this, and so when I saw faffir,^
couldn't help it, and went right to hinu
Bill was touched at this manly action
on tbe part of his younger brother. It
found a tender place in the bad boy's
heart, and he was visibly affected by it.
But he asked :
"How did it happen the old man
didn't lick you ?"
••Well." »aid the penitent young re
former, "you see, I didn't confess on
myself, I only confessed on you ; that
was the way of it."
A strange cold light glittered in Bill s
"Only confessed on me?" he said.
"Well, that's all right, but come down
behind the cow-shed, and look at my
And when they got there, do you
suppose John saw the first mite of Bill's
back? Ah, no, dear children, he saw
nothing biggey than Bill's fists, and be
fore he got out of that locality, he was
the worst pounded John that ever con
fessed on any body. Thus it is that
reformers are made and
trained .—Burlington Hawkeye.
Didn't Want Any.
A writer in the Boston Times says :
"The return of James Russel Lowell
reminds me of an incident which oc
curred at his house in Cambridge be
fore his last trip abroad, and which
illustrates the peculiarity of English
A Briton of distinction was
dining with him, and, as soon as the
first course was disposed of, Lowell had
his guest's glass filled with sherry.—
Observing that he did not touch it, the
poet inquired, 'Don't you drink wine?'
I don't like sherry,' bluntly replied the
Englishman. The host, blushing for
his guest, ordered the servant to bring
bottle of champagne. That was
much neglected as the sherry, and the
entertainer remarked : 'You will find
the champagne quite good, I think.'
'Don't care for champagne,' was again
returned, like a bullet from a gun.-H
Lowell, necessarily embarrassed by such
point-blank rudeness, caused a bottle ot
claret to be set beside John Bull's plate,
with the remark, 'I suppose you do not
object to so mild a wine as claret ?'
'Don't like claret; horrid stuff!' was
shot off from the square jaw of his
guest. By this time the host's face was
as red as Bordeaux, as well it might
have beeD at such barbarism of man
ners. But he quietly said : We have
some verv fair ale in the cellar, Per
haps you would like some of that, if
you refuse wine?' 'Ale, eh? Beastly
drink! Wouldn't touch it for the world,
you know.' 'I am very sorry I have of
fered you nothing you can drink. Will
you be kind enough to name some kind
of wine you would like ?' 'Never drink
anything. Think Custom horrid—
Strictly temperate.' Lowell looked
relieved, but kept silent. He probably
thought : 'Why didn't you say as much
in the first place, and save me all this
annoyance ?' "
All About a Dun.
"I have a small bill against you,'*
said a pernieious-looking oollector, as
he entered tbe store of one who had
acquired the character of a hard custom
"Yes, sir, a very fine day, indeed,"
was the reply.
"I am not speaking of the weather,
but your bill," replied the collector in
a loud key.
"It wonld be better if we bad a little
"Confound the rain," continued the
collector, and, raising his voice, added,
"have .you the money to pay this bill ?"
"Beg your pardon, I'm hard of hear
ing. I've made it a rule not to lend
my funds to strangers, and I really
don't recognize you."
"I'm collector for the Weekly Gazette
newspaper, sir, and I have a bill against
you," presisted the collector, at tbe top
of his voice, producing the bill, and
'aking a sip at first, the
Judge soon returned to the glass and
drained it to the bottom, when be re
turned it to his entertainer with the
exclamation, ' Lord, what a cow!"
An Omaha paper advises the people
" not to make such a fuss about tbe
shooting of one constable, as there are
ever forty candidates for the office."
How the Early Virginians got
The history of the Commonwealth of
Virginia, says the Richmond Whig,
commences with an auction sale—not,
however, in a store, but beneath the
trees of Jamestown, where, pro
bably, the most interesting crowd of
auction habitues ever known in the his
tory of the world were gathered. In a
letter, still to bn seen, datod London,
August 21, 1621, and directed to a
worthy colonist of that settlement, the
writer begins by saying : 'We send you
a shipment—one widow and eleven
maids—for wives of the people of Vir
ginia. There has been especial care in
the choice of them, for there hath not
one of them been received but upon
good recommendations In case they
cannot be presently married we desire
that. they may be put with several
householders that have wives until they
can be provided with husbands.'
But the writer of this epistle had lit
tle reason to fear that any of the 'maid
ens faire' would be left over. The ar
chives contain evidence to prove that
these first cargoes of young ladies were
put up at auction and sold for one hun
dred and twenty pounds of tobacco each,
and it was ordered that this debt should
have precedence of all others. Thm
solitary 'one widow' went along ujfl
the others, for they coul d pafr be pfiR?
ticular in those days,
ister of the colonyag
time that day. API
fees, nor did the bridegroom's think of
tendering any. All was joy and glad-.j
ness ; no storms ahead
Gen. Jackson wai
eral for allj^tt^
l ^ at cree k- T
tin 8 of the ooa ™B» 8Uch j ari * dic -
tion invaded theiiMiinions, and they
went in a bullying manner and dia
P er8ed «ourt, and ordered it never
to meet again. Gen. Jackson heard it,
and «'tended the next term, carrying
Ppon his arm his sadd le-bags, contain
ing his long, black bull-dogs.
P laced hifi saddle-bags in • corner of
the house. The Jnstices took the
; of these c
tne sort. Fj
the first faml
Idle Ten.«* jUM
tre the great lain (.■Pig
'Jy$x were spirit«! arret
They held that the sit
bench, and the Sheriff proclaimed the
court open. The Kirkendalls appeared
and ordered the court to disperse. In
the confusion and^ terror of tho hour,
the Sheriff failed to arrest the parties
and restore order. At this juncture
Gen. Jackson appeared before the
Court and denounced the bullies and
their conduct, and told the Court if
they would appoint him their officer he
would arrest them and have order.—
His proposition was readily accepted
Jackson seized one of the Kirkendalls,
who was a terror to the county ; they
clinched, and got outside, and being on
the edge of the bluff, the bully threw
Jackson, and they rolled over and over
down tbe bluff into the creek. When
the bully thought he had conquered
Jackson he left him But tbe old
game cock oame rushing up the hill, as
wet as au otter, in search of his bull
dogs. He grasped them, and pointing
one at each of the bullies, arrested
them and brought them before the
CourL They were heavily fined and
order was restored, and the thanks of
the Court were extended to Gen. Jack
The Boy and the Bricks.
boy hearing his father say :
fewas a poor rule that would not
Hmoth ways,' said, if father ap
■pfs about bis work, I will test it.
^Ray.' So setting up a row of
^Shree or four inches apart, he
^Wver the first, which, striking
jft tand, caused it to fall on the
^uicb overturned the fourth, and
JKough the whole course, until
^Bricks lay prostrate.
^H,' said the boy, each brick has
K) down its neighbor which stood
Hrbim ; I only tipped one. Now
waise one, and see if he will raise
ARibor. I will see if raising one
flBfcall the rest.'
Rooked in vain to see them rise.
|ero, father,' said the boy, ' is a
Ktata; 'twill not work both ways
ptnock each other down, but will
Ese each other up.'
|y son,' said 'the father, ' bricks
men, I am sorry to say, are alike
in knocking each other down,
ire not inclined to help each other
At a meeting in London to receive a
report from the missionaries sent to dis
cover tbe tribes of Israel, Lord H
was asked to take the chair. ' I take,'
he replied, ' a great interest in your
researches, gentlemen. The fact is, I
have borrowed money from all the Jews
now known, and if you can find a
new set, I shall feel very muoh oblig
Ice a quarter of an ioob thick waa
ported in the northern part of Maine
a few days ago.
Henry Meiggs, the California million
aire, has, it is reported, a fortune of
The Pope is said to be having hia
jewels, precious stones, &o., catalogued
According to Carlist aocounts, the
treops now arrayed under Don Carlos
lt is said that three-fourths of the
place the postage stamp on the
left hand corner of the envelope.
The new term at Swarthmore College
began with 255 studends on the rolls.
The freshman class contained fifty.
A Tennessee man wrote his will on
collar and it passed safely
through the courts, although a little
unhandy for filing.
A Richmond paper laments the de
cadeuce of the Virginia ham, which used
to be one of the prime articles of good
living before the war.
A French noblemgM
iu jail by
, for Don
ficulties was recent;
an irate Newport i
payment of his board bill."™" .
^Carbon county, Pa,^»rejoices in the
»session of a 73-yNf old German,
who^tt^efather of thir^^hildren, the
* ntains now amuse themselvs by
tfng long yarns whilst set
Bur wood fire injthe^
, lost bis
the English mil
funds during the year 1878
of 1,300,009,564, the
BrnDer of depositors being 14,570.
A piece of land situated on Broad
way, Sixth avenue and Thirty-seoond
street, New York, which in 1848 was
sold for $5000, in 1862 for $45,000,
changed hands last Friday for $275,
At Lansingburgh, New York, lut
week, Cornelius Jaokeon, colored, aged
one hundr ed years, was united in The
bonds of matrimony to a stout buxom
woman of about half his years.
An Episcopal Churoh Congress is to
bs held at Brighton, England, begin
the 6th of October, about the
time when the General Convention of
the Episeopal Church is to be held in
The Rajah of Bussahir, whose in
come is set down at $500,000 per
num, is stated by an East India paper
to have commenced attending school at
the age of twenty-five, and to be now
quite learned, after five years of sohool
On Saturday morning, the place of
a Georgetown (D. C.) street
doctor, who was suddenly taken ill,
filled by the president of the com
pany, who, donning a bell punoh, gal
lantly went over the whole route on tho
sick man's car. ,
According to a London paper die
article sold in England as "Australian
butter" is made ont of a greasy ma
terial resulting from the boiliag down
of horse bones, to which a litttle good
butter and a large amount of American'
lard is added.
A company has been formed to work
the sulphur deposits at White Island,
a marine volcano 140 miles from Auck
land, New Zealand. It is estimated
that 100,000 tons of snlphur, in an al
most pure state, are lyiug in the island
A work written as late as 1708
speaks of the potato thus slightingly :
" The root is very near the nature of a
Jerusalem artichoke, although not so
good and wholesome, but it may prove
good for swine.'
ity, in 1719, refers to it as " of less
note than horse-radish, radish soornso
nerf, beets and skirret."
And another author
According to the London Times, the
munitions of war necessary to carry on
the Carlist insurrection in Spain are
smuggled in through the frontier be
tween Spain and France, packed in dry
goods boxes, wine barrels, cases with a
layer of sardine boxes on top, grocery
crates, and other mercantile packages
consigned to regular dealers in the pro
vinces occupied by the troops of Don
" Having ascertained the weight of
what I could live upon, so as to pre
serve health and strength," said the
Rev. Sidney Smith, " and what I real
ly have lived upon, I found that be
tween the ages of ten and seventy years
I had eaten and drunk forty-four horse
wagon loads of meat and drink more
than wquld have preserved me in life
and heath ! The value of this mass 6f
nourishment I consider worth
thousand pounds sterling ! So bj my
voraeity I must have starved to death
fully a hundred persons; a frightful
calculation, hot irresistibly Iron."
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