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« JBiÖÖMoton * J'l !* ' Lv T! ; r m ClJOri fi iV r,\ hi: ♦ FT?/ î W&Ctl; P «f i i-4 a NO. 38. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 18,1875. » V VOL. VIH. — CORPORATION OFFICERS. Towa Oomnsmorara— K. W. Lockwood, President; J. ». Bali,. Secretary : L. P. Mc Dowell, J. H. Walker, L. G. Vandegrift. Asssssoa —& E. Anderson. Tausuaaa.—Joseph Hanson. Justice or ths Peace. —DeW, C.Walker, Constable and Policeman.— -R. H. Foster. Lampliohtsr.— F. C. Schreit*. NOTARY PUBLIC. dofah Aslteyholdé. : / TRUSTEES OF THE ACADEMY. Hon John P. Cochran, Pres. ; Henry Davis, Treae.j Semovi Pewiiwton, Secretary ; Jatoes Kanely, B. Gibbs, R. T. Cochran, N. Williams. Priicipal op ÀCADirfT. — L. B. Jooes. OFFICER8 OF CITIZENS' NAT'L nry ! Clayton, 'B. Gibbs, B. T. Biggs, John A. Reynolds, James Colbert son, B. C. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B. Casier, Joseph Biggs. President. —Heonr Clayton, Cashibb.—J. R. Hall. Tbllbb. —John S. Crouch. i -A. A I REGœêfeoF fetal hallco di J. M. Cox, Pres.; Samuel Penington, Sec.; J. R. Hall, Treas.; R. A. Cochran, Jas. Cul bertson, Jas. H. Scowdrick, Was. H. Barr. CHURCHES. Foamr PaasaTTBaus.—Rev. John Pattoa, [ D. D., Pastor. Divine service every Sunday j n sstf m. Sunday School io the Chapel at Ana strong's every Sunday at 2.30 p. m. St. Anns'» paoTWT A NT Ep iscopa^— R u / 1 ffm. C. Bl—,— - _ at 10.00 a. m. and 6.30 p. m. Sunday 8cheo* at 9.00 à. m. Lecture on Fridays at 5 p. ». Methodist Ehboofal,— Rav. L. 0. Matlaok, D. D., Pastor. Servie* «very Sunday at 10.00' üm.'a.d l.aop ». Sunday School at 9.39i a. m. and 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on Thursdays at 7.30 p. m. Colors d Methodist.— Rev. N. Morris— Pm tor. Service every other Sunday at 10.30 a. m.; 3âhd 8 p. m. Sunday School every Sunday at I p.m. MASONIC A don Iran Charter No. 5, R. A. M. Meet* in Masonic Rail on the second and fourth Fri dR/t of every month at Ö o'clock, p m. Union Lodon No. 5, A. F. A. M. Neefs on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 8 o'clock, p. ». Maeonic Hall. KNIGHT8HO? PYTHJAS/ : Damon Loras, No. 12 Meet* every Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge room in the Towa . PATRON8 OF HUSBANDRY. Peacm BuNHOM QHANea, Nc.3. Meets every y evening et 7 o'clock, Grange Room, Knights of Pythhs M. ' i. oTa f. Good Samaritan Loras, No 9. Meets «Very e raday evening*! 8 o'sleek. Lodge Room Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square. BUILDING AND LOAN. Middutowm B. k L. Association .—Samuel Penington,Pr».; A G. Cox, Secratary. Meets en the first Thonday of every month at 8 o'clock, p* m. Mutual Loan Association or Miodlbtown. — Jas. H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Sec retary. Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. Tueeda in the Th ls MIDD] S W. Lockwood, Pres.; J. T. Bodd, 8ec*y ; Roans hr Tkansonw BoNding. . Reading Room open every day mrtH 19 o'clock, à m. Library «pea oa Wetlaeadays and Saturdays from 3•'Clock to 5 p». AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. Patin. Agricultural and .Pomolooical As sociation .—Charles Bràsten, President ; J. T. Bedd, secretary j Wm. ft. Cdcbrsn, Chairman of Board of Managers. Annul Meeting third Saturday ia Jaanary. Fair of 1875, October 6, 6, 7 and 8. 1 ' DIAMOND STATE BRA88 BAND. Meets for practice every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. . PÔWÔfFfCÉ. Omca Horas;— Optes- at « SB a m and 3.00'pm. . . Mail for the Soatfi closes Mails tué Odessa dese^at 10.15 am add P Mails for Warwick, fiassatras and Cectlton close at 10.15 a ». DELAWARE RAILROAD. PaâsMger traira going North leave at 7.04 a m and 3.14 p m. ; going South at 10.33 a m aad 7.55 pm. FreigkUrain» With passenger car attached, going North, leave at 7.45 pm; going Sooth, at 6.28 a m. , and' at 10 a m. ' 8TAGE LINES. Stag« for Odessa, with ü. S. Mail, leave« shortly after arrival of tbe l0.23 am and 7.55 p m mail trains. Stags« for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecil ton ! leave shortly after arrival of the 10.23 a m train. ' I •m 1 *» FurarrftTCE. UHDEITäHNG. /0 UFHOLSTEBING. The mMersigned respectfully announces to the citizens of Middletown and vicinity that be bra on hand a large and well selected stock of handsome and durable Walnirt *hd Other Furniture, which he will sell very cheap for cash. Bay ing at wholesale cash rates be feels assured that be can sell as low as the same goods can be bought elaeWhCr*. By buying of him pur chasers will be saved the freight on their goods from the city. Be i» »1*« prepared-io aHendto Undertaking Work at short notice, and in a manner excelled by none. Persons wishing Metallic or Wood en Caskets or Cases will find it to tbeir ad vantage to call on him. He has, also, TAYLOR à. SOM'S Celebrated Corpse Preserver, The Corpse may be dressed in the finest fab rics and not be soiled, (and can be seen at all times) as nothing bnt dry cold air enters tbs Casket. GEORGE W. WILSON, Practical Cabinet Maker and Undertaker, Middletown Dsl. Febl-12» FO& SALE. -I £T/k Oorfia of Oak ate Maple WOOD, ei -LfcAU ther ia the woods or delivered in quantities to Mitputcbasan. Apply to JOHN A REYNOLDS, Dec. 12-tf. Middletown, Del. -ÇX-TT jSftort' ftorttf. THE TWO VILLAGES. Over the river, oa thehHI, Lieth a village white and still, And all errand tee forest trees Shiver sod wffiffperin the breeze. Over it sailing shadows go Of sharing hawk And screaming crow, And moontain grasses low and sweet, Grow in the middle of every street. Over the river) under the bill, Another village lieth still. There I see in a clondy night Twinkling stars of household tight, Fires that gleam from the smithy's door, Mists that cnrl on the river's shore, And in the roads nagrasae* grow, For the wheels that haaten to and fro. In that'village on the hill, Never the sound of smithy or »111; The faaaseeare thatched with grass and Sowers Never aiclock to tell the boues. The marble doors are always shut, You cannot eater hall or hat, Ail the villager* He asleep, Never again to sow or reap, Never in dreams to moaa or sigh, Silent and idle and low they lie. In that village under the hill, when the night is starry and still, || UJ k weary soul ia prayer, - »>" "7 (And weeping end sighing longs to go, LUp to that home from this below ; ev^g^^ w sleep by the forest wild, wither have vanished wife and child, And heareth, praying, this answer fall, "Patience, that village shall bold ye all. £tora. NOBODY BUT JOHN. 'Souse one ia coming,' said I, as the claek of the shotting gate fell on my e^rs,.aod I looked at Maggy'a soiled, Ï mtity dress, and tumbled hair. Maggy started, and glanced hastily tom the widow; then sat down again B a oareless way, remarking aa she did not ' 1 • 'It'» nobody but John.' Nobody but John ! And who do you think that nobody was ? Only her hus band. Nobody bnt John ! A - few moments afterwards John liftarn came into the room where we era' Kiting, and gave me one of his frank, cordial greetings. I bad known him for many years, and long before hf» *4r4U&' I notified that be gav* aa Annoyed glance at hia wife, bnt did not' apeak to her. The meaning of thia annoyance and indifference was plain to mp ; for John had come of a neat and tidy family. His mother's housekeep ing had always been notable. She wu pdor ; but aa*" r time aad water are to be had for nothing,'—thia was one of her wjiags^she always managed to have tiiinge about clean and orderly. MaggyLeê-bèd a pretty faPe, bright eyes and charming little ways.that were very taking with the yonng men, and •ppaijirçqqi^q belle before »be got ont ; of her teens. 8he bad a knaok of fix ing bar ribbens, or lying hoc soarf, or arranging her hair, shawl or dress in a waffiw jiVb grace afid «harm to-her None but her moat intimate. ji know . of Ike untidiness that per vaded' her room and person when at home find away from common observa tion. Poop John Fairburn was taken in when * be married Maggy Lee. He thought that ha was getting the tidiest, neatest, sweetest and most orderly girl in town, bnt discovered too Boon that he wu united to a careless slattern. She could dress for other people's eyes, be cause she bad natural love of admira wwi friends tion; but at home, and for her has Agptt on any old dud, and went «ken 'like the old scratch,' as band, look! the saying ia. On the particular occaaion of whieh iBg—it was after she and John bad been married over a year— her appearance .-wes almost disgusting. She did^not have on even a morning dress } only a sack abdvra slipperaldown at the heels, and dirty stockings. Her hair looked like a bur rsb's neat, |f any one knows what that is—I don't ; bat I suppose it is the perfection of disorder. No one could levs such a looking creature. That was simply impossible. 'Nobody bnt John V I looked at the bright, handsome yonng man and won dered Ha ate hia dinner almost in silence, and then went baek to work. bad never seen him so moody. ' Whab's «ome over John î' I asked he went out. am and tumbled chintz led akltt—no collar— 'Oh, I don't-know,' hia wife answer ed. 'Something gone wrong at ths shop, I suppose. He's had trouble with on* of the men. He'a foreman, you know.' 'Are yon sore it's only that?' I asked. r iking serious. or something about hia work. There'a nothing else to worry him.' I was silent for awhile, dv. bating with myself whether good or harm weald c me of a little plain talk with John's vife. 8he waa rather quick tempered, I knew, and assy to take offence.] At last I ventured the re mark : f 'Maybe thing» are not just to hialikityg at home.' 'At b'ome!' Maggy turned on me with a flash of surprise in her face 'What do you .mean ?' 'Men like beauty, and taste, and neatness in their wives as well as in their sweethearts,' I said. The crimson mounted to her hair. At the same moment I saw her glance at a looking glass that bung opposite to her on the wall. She sat very still, yet with a startled look in her eyes, until the flash faded and her faoe be came almost pale. 'Maggy,' said I rising and drawing my arm around her, 'come np stairs I have something very serious to say to you.' We walked from the little dining room and np to her room in silence. I then said : 'Maggy, I want to tell you about a dear friend of mine who made shipwreok of happiness and life. It ia a aad story ; but I am sure it will in terest yon deeply. She was my cousin; and her name was—' Maggy bent forward, listening atten tively, tated on the name. •Helen ' 'Not Helen White, who married John Harding, and was afterward de serted by her husband ?' 'Yea; my poor, dear Cousin Helen It is ef her I am going to tell yon:' 'I never knew why her huiband went off as he did,' said Maggy. 'Some said he was to blame, and some pat dll the fault oo her. How was it ?' 'Both were to blame; bnt she most,' I replied, 'John Harding was, like yonr husband, one of the neatest and moat orderly of men. Anything untidy in his home, or in the person ef his wife, annoyed and often pnt him out of humor ; but he did not, as he should have done, speak plainly to his wife, and let her see exactly how he felt, and in what he would like a change. If be had done so, Helen would bave tried—as every good wife should—to conform herself more to his tastes and 'What ?' she asked, as I beai wishes. But, be was a silent, moody sort of a man when things did not go just to suit him ; and instead of speak ingjout plainly, brooded Avar Helen's faults, and worried himself into fits of ill humor. And what was worse than all, grew at length indifferent to his home and wife, and Bought pleasanter surroundings and mote attractive com pany abroad. 'Every man thus estranged from his home is in danger, and Harding was no exception to the rule. Temptation lay about his feet—and that commonest temptation of all, the elegantly fitted np billiard and drinking saloon. 'They had been married just about as long as yon and John have been, when the sad catastrophe of their lives took place. I had called to spend the day with Helen, and found her in her usual condition of personal untidiness and disorder. When her husband came home at dinner time, I Noticed with painful concern that be had bean drink ing—not very freely, but just enough to show itaelf in captions ill humor. Helen had not dressed for dinner.,, but presented herself at the table without even a clean collar, and with an old faded shawl drawn about her shoulders. She looked anything but attraetive. 'I saw her hnsband's eyes glance to ward her across the table with an ex-* pression that chilled me. It wu a bard, angry determined expression. He wu scarcely civil to me, and snapped hia wife sharply two or three times daring the meal. At its clou, he left the table without a word, and went np ■taira. 'What's the matter with John Fr I naked. 'Dear above knows!' replied Helen. 'He's been acting queer for a good while; I can't imagine what's come over him.' 'Does he come borne in this way often ?' I asked. 'Yes, he's moody and disagreeable as he can be most of the time. I'm dread fully worried about it.' 'As we talked we heard John mov ing about with heavy footfalls in the rooms above. Presently he came down and stood for a little while in the hall at the foot of the stairs, as if in hesita tion. Then he went to the street door, passed out and ahnt it hard after him. 'Helen eanght her breath with a ■tart, and turned a little pale. 'What'sthe matter?' I asked, seeing the atrangeneaa of her look. 'I don't know,' she replied in a chok ing voioe, laying her hand at the same time on her breast, 'bnt I feel as if something dreadful was going to hap pen.' of ner toward herself, might all spring ly In as evening dyow on she dressed herself 'She got np from the table and I drew my arm around her. I too felt a sadden depression of spirits. We went ■lowly np to her chamber, where we spent the afternoon ; and I then took npon myself the office of a friend, and talked seriously to my cousin about her negleot of personal neatness, hinting that the canae of her husband's estrange ment from his home and altered man from this cause She was a little angry with me at first; but I pressed the subject home with a tender seriousness that did the work of conviction ; and With a fresh with care and oeatuess. ribbon tied in her hair and color a little raised from mental excitement, she looked charmiDg and lovable ; I waited with interest to see the impression she would make on her husband. He could not help being charmed back into the lover, I was sure. But he did not come to tea. Wo waited .for him a whole hour after the usual time, aud then sat down to the table alone ; but neither of us could do more than sip a little tea. 'I went home soon after with a pres 8uie of ooncern at my heart for which I could not account. AH night I dreamed uncomfortable dreams. In the morning soon after breakfast, I ran over to see Helen. I found her in her room sitting in her night dress, the pic ture of despair. •What is UÎ* I ashed eagerly, 'what has happened?' 'She looked at me heavily, like one not yet recovered from the shock of a stunning blow.' 'Dear cousin ! what is the matter?' I said I now saw by a motion of her hand, that it held, tightly clutched, a piece of paper. She reached it to me. It was a letter, and read : 'We cannot live ha Helen. Yon are not w myself getting when we were married —not the sweet, lovely, loveable girl that charmed my fancy and won me from all othsri. Alas, for ns both that it so ! There has been a shipwreck ef two lives. Farewell 1 I shall never return.' ppily together, hat I believed And thia was all, bat it brake the heart of my poor cousin.. To this day, though nearly three years have passed, she has never.heard from her husband. I saw her iast week in the country home, to which she had been taken by her friends—a wreck both in mind and body. She was sitting in an upper room, from the windows of which could be sesu a beautiful landscape. She was neatly attired'and a locket containing her husband's picture hung at her throat. Her bead was drooped and her eyes on the floor, when I entered ; but she raised herself quickly and with kind of start. I saw a momentary eager flash in her face dying out quick ly and leaving'it inexpressibly sad. I had to stop here, for Maggy broke oat suddenly into a wild fit of sobbing and crying, which lasted for nearly a minute. 'What ails you, dear ?' I asked, as she began to be a little composed. 'Oh ! you have frightened me so. If John should—' She cat short the sentence, bat her frightened face left me in no doubt as to what was in her thoughts. She arose and walked about the room in an uncertain Nay for some moments, and then eat down again, drawing in her breath heavily^ •If young wives,' I remarked—be lieving that in her present state the truth was the best thing to say—' would take half the peins in making them selves peraonnally attractive to their bosbande.Jhai they dM to charm their lovers, more of them would find the lovecxoontinoed'inUhe husband. Ie a man, think you, less au admirer of womanly grace and beauty after he be comes a husband than he was before ?' 'Hush ! hash !' she said in a choking voioe. *1 see it all, I comprehend it all ' And she glanced down at herself. look hatefnl and disgusting.'' After a plain, earnest talk with Maggy I went home. I give her own words as to what happened afterward : 'I was wretched all the afternoon. John had acted worse than usual at dinner time ; and what you told me about poor Helen set my fears in mo tion and worried me half to death. Long before the time he usually came home,I dressed myself with eare, select ing the very things I had beard him admire. As I looked at myself in the glasB I saw that I was attractive ; I felt I had never felt before, that there was a power in dress that no woman can disregard without loss of influence, matter what her position or sphere life. a to he Sapper time came. I had made something that I knew John liked, and was waiting for him with a nervous eagerness it was impossible to repress. But the hour passed, and hia well known tread along the little garden walk did not reach my anxious ears. Five, ten, twenty minutes beyond his hour for returning and atiH I was alone. ! I shiver as I recall the wild fears that began to crowd upon me. I was standing at the window, behind the curtain, waiting and watching. AH at once I saw him a little distance from honse, bnt not in the direction from whieh hs usually came. He was walk slowly, and with bis eyes upon the ground. His whole manner wsb that one depressed or suffering. I drop the curtain and went back into our little breakfast room to see that supper put quickly on the table. John came.in and went upstairs as he usual did, to change his coat before tea. a few muâtes I rang the tea-bell, then seated myself at the table to wait for him. He was longer than usual « making himself ready, and ed of then I heard him eoming down slowly and heavily, as if there was no spirit in him. in of a in the to is A day by the are are 'My heart beat strongly. Bat I tried to look bright and smiling. There was oh ! so dreary a look in John's face as I first saw it in the door. He stood still just a moment with his eyes fixed ou me ; then the dreary look faded out; a flash of light passed over it, as he stepped forward quickly and coming to where I sat, stooped down and kissed Never before was bis kiss so sweet to my lips. *1 have found my little wife once more,' he said softly and tenderly, and with a quiver in bis voice. 'I laid my bead back upon his bosom, and looking up into hia face, answered : 'And you shall never lose her again.' And I think he will not. The sweet ness of that bonr, and the lesson it taught can never be forgotten by my friend Maggy. me. A Smuggler's Wooden Leg. Perhaps the most ingénions method of deceiving the custom house officers that has come to light lately was the device of a man with a wooden leg. His name was Earnest Bohruman, and he was a native of Saxony. He was usually dressed very shabbily and trav eled aa a poor emigrant. He was a skillful story-teller and betrayed him self by telling a very humorous story a second time within the hearing of the same detective who was on board one of the White Star steamers with him. The climax was brought out. in such an inimitable manner in broken English that the officer immediately recalled that the voice and manner of another one-legged emigrant in a ship of another line within only about two clonths be fore. The faot of a poorly dressed man making two journeys to America in so short a time excited his suspicion. Ho accordingly reported the circumstances when the vessel arrived in port, and unnsnal diligence was used in searching his baggage and person, bnt nothing was found until hia wooden leg was re moved. It was an ordinary artificial leg, fattened to the natural leg at the knee and armed with a ferrule at the bottom. When it was taken off it seemed nnnsuslly light, and on careful examination it was found to he hollow and to contain about $5,000 worth of laces and precious stones. He had been a diamond broker, but had become poor and subsequently entered the Prussian army in the French war as a private or non-oommissioned officer. He lost his leg in battle, and whan he recovered he thought of this method of retrieving his fallen fortunes. Tire Gloom oi Wxalth. —We were all perfectly happy at Long Branch until Jay Gould rame, says Olive Logan; but somehow, since Gould's arrival, everybody is discontented. The men can't see why they shouldn't be worth twenty, millions too, as well a» Gould. The women can't understand why their huabanda should be less pecunious than Mrs. Gould's husband. The children would very much like to know why the little Goulds can ride in a splendid Victoria, behind prancing horses driven by a stunning coachman, when themselves get little or no driving, even in a hack. People who were gay and light-hearted before are dull and discontented now. It is like a spell cast over ns. And yet, of all the dreary, desolate, ghostly habitations erected by a rich man, Jay Gonld's cottage by the sea is the most lugubri ous and forbidding. Far to the north ward of the hotels, long after the twinkle of their lights baa faded and become a thing of memory, it stands utterly and solemnly alone. Wild, romantic and dreary, such abodes might be selected as the home of star-gazing necromancers, but are the last places on earth where one would expect to find the greatest Richard of 'the street,' the Colossus of roads. al they are But from gray ens how rible Don't Go West. —Wayne Hovey, Bergh's editor says : "If anybody were to ask me where to go, I should say, don't go anywhere exoept to church on Sundays, and on week days straight home after yonr business is over. By all means don't go West. If a man has got any brains, or any ambition to make money, the ohanoes are far bet ter for him East than West. The West is a very good plaoe for hardy pioneers—men who love to spend their lives battling with forests or subduing prairies, bnt it is no place for a discon tented man, let him come from where he may. I have met with many a thoroughly discouraged and broken down man ont West—who originally came from the East—whose only prayer was that he might live to see the East again. I say in all seriousness, go into the patent medicine business, open a real estate office', or tarn lecturer, bat don't go Weet." less at only see cept, make ways of "Sacred to the memory ôftour 'steam ed friend, Vanderburger," is the epitaph of the St. Louis Republican on a man and who was killed by a boiler explosion. I The Cuisine of the Grand Union. A correspondent while a guest of A. T. Stewart's hotel in Saratoga descend ed to the kitchen and obtained some in teresting faet8 and figures. He tells of the force employed in the hotel and how one thousand people are daily fed. A few days ago (says Laertes.) I walked with the steward, Mr. Walter H John son, daring the breakfast hoar, through the larder, kitchen, laundry, and ser vants'qnartere of this vast temporary vil lage. The head oook, Edward Sohel cher, receives twenty-five hundred dol lars for the season at Saratoga ; yet it is not considered a large salary. He has thirty-two cooks and assistants un der him, and is responsible only to the steward, who is autocrat over two hun dred and twelve waiters, fifty laundry women, thirty-two cooks and assistants, and a constabulary of storekeepers, con tractors for supplies, and runners. The chief barkeeper, Jerry Converse, who had opened six thousand eight hun dred and sixty-three quarts of wine np to noon Monday, is absolute over wines. Ths following is a statement of the food oonsumed each day in this hotel during the summer just passed :— Number of eaters in honte —Four hundred and fifty persons on July 4 ; eight hundred after July 5. Average, one thousand to twelve hundred, not inoluding nurses and children. Number of employees, five hundred. These are official figures in Mr. Johnson's hand writing:— Amount of stock und per day —Beef, eighteen hundred pounds; whole ohiokcns, fifteen hundred ; whole hams, twenty-five; beef tongues, twenty; eggs, six hundred dozen; milk, eight hundred quarts ; cream, two hundred quarts ; flour, eight barrels ; whole sides of best bacon, forty ; berries, four hun dred quarts ; oranges, eight hundred ; tomatoes, forty bushels ; whole lambs, ten ; mutton racks, four hundred pounds ; barrels of potatoes, fifteen ; ears of corn, four thousand ; pies, four hundred ; puddings, four hundred ; ice cream, fifty gallons ; peaches, thirty bushels ; watermelons, one hundred and fifty ; nutmeg melons for breakfast, eight hundred. The Joe cream in the hotel is frozen by steam,, the freezer be ing connected with a band passing over a wheel, so that it terns in the ice cis tern qnd equally frnszes the cream in a few minutes. The same attachment grinds the coffee. The potatoes are mashed at the rate of one barrel in five minutes by a wooden cylinder working in a oolander. A maohine also shaves the Saratoga potatoes. The soft soap to wash the clothes is all made from re fuse fat; the clothes are washed by steam machines and ironed by great mangles rolling-over rollers wound with' sheets and table olothes. The laundry is a separate edifice, clean and large enough for a gentleman's mansion. The cooks are of four nationalities: German (meats,) French ( entrees ,) Italian (pastry,)and Spanish (ragautos.') A cupboard of bread is required every day for toast, and broad is toasted and baked by five persons, working aH day from five o'clock A. M. to nue P. M. The meats are roasted on spits' turned by steam before a separate furnace, the grease dropping into jpsns of water, which is afterward skimmed for gravy. The dishes are washed by a force of thirteen persons, who do nothing be side; a special service dispenses the cream and batter. Nine men cut up the meat into steaks and chops. Nitre gunners, supplied with ammunition, are out on the. mountains, perpetually killing birds, which are paid for at sev enty-five cents apiece uniformly. Hie chickens are received in barrels from Syracuse ; all the provisions, except the milk, come from New York oity, and are ordered by telegraph. : Keif Out of Debt. —Half the per plexity, annoyance and trouble that men have in this world is in consequence of getting into debt. It seems to be natur for some people to bay and inoar obli gations without measure, so long as they ean avoid paying away ready cash Give one of this, sort a chance to bay on credit, and the questions of payment are matters that he cares little about. But what a crop of trouble springe up from the seed of debt. How many gray hairs it brings, and often it short ens life; sometimes leading men to commit suicide or murder. And yet how easy it ia to keep clear of this ter rible monster. Every yonng should form a fixed and unalterable de termination, before commencing his active business career, not to ineur one man penny of indebtedness under any cir cumstances. Never buy anything less you have the money to pay for it once. Fay no attention to the "rare chances," "splendid opportunities," "bargains," and the like. Sack only traps set to catch victims. If you see anything that you would like to ac cept, look first at your money pile, and un are make the answer depend on that. Al ways pay as you go. If you are short money, gauge yonr demanda accord ingly- _ is and a half million dollars for the snf forera by the floods in France. Mme. MaoMnhon has collected two Imnoroiis. Too Intimate. Among the guests assembled at the wedding feast was a talented young lawyer named Maj. A. He was witty, amiable, full ef compliment, und with all very fond of the 'ardent.' It was his good fortune, on this particular evening, to escort to the supper a cer tain petite beauty named Miss John. After imbibing oftendr than was actual ly necessary, the major's tongue wag ged freely, and he showered compli ments upon those around him with per fect recklessness. Turning to bis com panion, the sweet Hule country girl he ksd escorted to supper, he bowed to her in a patronizing way, as though he would astonish her and said: 'Well Miss John i I have-seen many. Mr. Johns, several Littlé-jobüs, quite a number of St. Johns, but you are cer tainly the prettiest John, I have ever Whereupon' the young lady wittily remarked : 'If I am not mistaken,major r yoa have recently been rather too intimate with: a demijohn;! TIria took all the fun ont of the ma jor, and be paid no more complimenta that evening. An amusing incident occurred at the. recent Sydney Exhibition. An - old lady who had not been in town for more than a quarter of a century was being shown, the lions by an affection ate apd attentive grapdaou. She waaj delighted with everything exoept the young women. ,'In my young days," raid »he, 'when girls had been .punished, they didn't glory, in their shame.' 'Why, what do yon mean, grandma ?' 'Why, nil those girls with their hair cropped short over the foreheads mpat just have come from' the feasate penitentiary at Paramatta.* A little farther expia Bâ tie» brought out the fact that tbé 'Coif fure' for female COnticts in the good old day* was the »me 'fringe' over the faqe in which, ao many damsels now so much delight .—English Paper. But the ladies in America who have adopted this custom look aa if they had escaped from a madhouse or on , idiot; asylum, rapooially the latte». 1 When he came home to sapper hia wifo said: 'George, this ia my unole, Mr. Walker, from Brooklyn. Mr. Walker, will yon ask the bleating? Mr. Walker asked the blessing. George ate sparingly, and seemed to beuneasy, and finally mattered to himself : 'He asks the blessing and ha came from Brooklyn. He may be a minister.' After that be didn't say much, bnt jnst neglected bis business for. three or four days and remained around home until Mr. Walkor, wa» goae .—Chicago Jour nod. 'Snow,I'se been dealing in real estate a little. Did you bear it ?' 'No, Bints. To any gttut attest P I 'Yea, boygbt a lot in a cemetery.' 'In a cemetery ?* 'Yu ; and a half acre for my new bonse north of it.* •Ah, going to bnild V 'Yes; and gwine to lib dar.' 'Whydid yon go noter north ob de cemetery ?' 'Kate I wanted a home beyond the grave.*'* , ' —— -v —' Governor Allen says : think it's hot ? Ought to been »sound that morning when me an? Aleck Stephen« lit ont o'fiodom. You'd seen some weather then,'-my boy; likewise some rather astonishiV pedeitrian ercise on the part of pa.' And the old gentleman pnt ea another overcoat. t HU ) •Hot! Yon ex Ladies should be careful how they press preachers in any way, bnt partic ularly as to sermons on events in their lives. One dear creature having solic ited an exhortation appropriate to her marriage, was paazled at the fast, 'And there shall be abundance of peace while the moon endnreth.' A little boy fron Chicago on going to the seaside, saw a turtle iu the back yard of a hotel, when hia astonishment knew no bounds. 'Oh, mother—mother!' said the child ; 'come right away quick, for here's the queerest thing—a great black frog, with a hat on bis baok, creeping on his knees 1' a to at It's all very well to talk of ,the pleas ant cool days so near at hand. Bat what are the feelings of the man who doesn't know where he's going to 'hang np' a tailor for an overooat? Yon don't hear that follow tajking about tho blessed change of weather. 'On which side of the platform ia my train ?' asked a stranger in a Jersey City depot the other day. 'Well, my friend,' replied a gentleman, passing, 'if yon take the left, you'll be right; if yon take the right, you'll be left.' When they build a railroad the first thing they do is to break ground. This often done with great ceremony. Then they break the stoekhdden. This is done without ceremony. — > t i »tin On an average, nearly sir papers s day were started in . this country in 1874. How far thia little scandal tbrenfs its beams? So shines a bad deed in this naughty world.— Graphic. Worry.—Insanity: is very poéwalenl among the yeUng female teachers and governesses of England. ! The Oneida Communists have genu into the trout-breeding business. ! Tbit's a decided improvement, i For his wife at their golden wedding, i New Haven husband presented an 18,000 pair of earrings. I Orange Judd says half a million dol lar'» worth of advertising has made him 4 miliooaire. What d'ye think of that, sow! . -j. ,r • • ] A "* n in Livermore. M»-, has b#s* ; obliged to grsaae his hoaae to keep the laterpillara from t covering ; it, , j Spinner kissed all tW Treasury girte Wore he wetf, and New think's he'll himmlLh t i. u t Tho 1 obikte ali dedare they ' ever pay for their puffs, and yet one •• f them smokea cheap 60-eent big«** Mr. Fullerton aaya there are -more «rie ties of fish in Penjtaylvaniy Item nywbere else in the oOttetry. . :! ' The long qloaed mjnea qf re about to be rec tua inedjbvaNow,» iompany with a capital OG Flour from: then*j crop of »fceat, ade in Charleston, has b««a shipped the North—a new «aterpriae for thgt Foreign finit ia rapidly disappearing U p. pm the U^Rad Btatra^piarkatei and ■it °f domestic growth is taking ita lace. Anthony Trollope is going to Ann al» to do up the country, nnlesa the atives rarem the prooeai aad do him 61 1 s The Ckteameq are fort aaqatfag. all the art» of pteiliantiM. Giw of tham ptoraented Jor bigMtiy »iahte« time since io Paris. 1 s^ajs HsfiovJiRT "»ni Catharine Beecher is workhif ttard r a : university for iWomen i* Bfi*ton. Perhaps a ohalr «fin be «tended for iBeaeie Tarier. - : A Frenchman prefonei tb have die covered evidence in Palin'to prove that the Chinese discovered Ameriea in the sixth century. The Whitehall Tîntes raya a mer cjbhnt who does not advertiee ran more succeed than can a young lady 'Without Ï bustle. Since the Vendôme Column in Pagie baa been restored, it ia ae popular aa ever as a place for suicide» to throw themselves from. Gen. Sherman den ie d frith Mira no ?Woodie McCormick when he vras nt Omaha. Sheridan wanted to, bnt Mre. 3. wouldn't let him. A Mississippi Jodge couldn't con vince a lawyer-that A oertain décision Mas constitutional until after he had knocked him down. I Judge Neilacn hu been visiting the 'Cave of the Winds,' st Niagara. He sfiys it don't begin to compare with t)iat Brooklyn Court House. nis Richmond Enquirer. It has bun found that in npftty every civilised oountry the tou that t ears the moat fruit for marked ia tho axle-tree .— K O. Bulletin. A oomponnd ef alum and ult applied 4ith raw cotton will opreibe tecthaehe. If it dossnft, draw th* tooth mildly o»t. Tha St. Louis BtpMiem Ends that re name of one man ia evevy-ftve in rat oity m John, and one in erery other vote either Jemu or William. A Parisian parrot sings "Th* Mer uHlaise" when hungry or excited.'His patroitism is not human. It's a matter of stomach and not of spleen It is pride which fills'the world with so mneh hsrshnese and severity. We lake rigorous to offensu as if w* had never offended.— Blair. Yet have I ever heard it aaid that spies and tala bearer* haw .dope, more mischief in thia world than poisoned bowl or the aasauin'a dagger.—&Atf 1er. A St, Lon» wu •» hat Miay to Stlte'i Prisen four heure after stealing a horse, aftd yet the judge complained that the lawyers sought to delay the The Mayor of Green Bay i- war sighted, and be lifts his hat to the shadow of a dray-horse and reaehfit ont to shake hands with lamp, posts.— Detroit Free Press. Rev. T. G. Valentine, ofßhobOygan, Wis., has lately had a stunning sur prise party from heaven in the arrival at his house of one son aad two daugh ters simultaneously. An Indianapolis man punished hie wife by making her rat raw onfana spread with frowy batter, bat she got eren by emptying the awillpsll over him as hs slept. Great men are great even is Utile things. No matter how hot theweather was Daoiel Webster never hung his legs out the front window toeool them. —Brooklyn Argus.