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♦ 4 kill A r . • ♦ « NO. 4 : MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 22, 1876. VOL. IX. NEW STOVE AND TIN STORE !■ MIMMswa. Eliason & Benson, Manufhcturers and Dealers ita STOVEÔ, HEATERS, RANGES, AMD Tnr WAKE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. We have in stock the most popular and " Delight, Morning Light, Florentine, Toscan, • Bon Ton, Florence, Charm, Belle, Regulator. Centennial, Palace Cook, Golden Eagle, Eureka, Combination Cook, Wabash, Model Complete, Victor Cook, Pretty Range, Pet Range, and can furnish on short notice any other stove manufactured. We invite special attention to the Regula tor "Revolving Top for convenience. Sur passes anything in the stove line ever offered in this market. Stoves repaired on the shortest notice. Roofing ant spouting a specialty. We hope by giving our personal attention to business, aod> making moderate charges to receive a share of the public patronage. Givt us a call. ELI aSON A BENSON, Middletown, Del. LUMBER AHD HARDWARE. J. B. FENIMORE Ac CO. Opposite the Depot, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, DEALARa IN ALL KINDS OS Lumber and Hardware, BRICKS, LIMB, hue, sash, DOORS, BLINDS MOULDING8, PAINTS, OILS, GLASSrETe.^TCr Constantly on hand all kinds of Building Material. January 15—tf The Middletown Boot, Shoe and Hat Store. O Ai kC>«LJ. in A thorough knowledge of onr special line of business, gained by close stndy of its details, ex tended end frequent travels through all the principal manu tnring districts of the countrv and in almost daily contact with lsUipg manufacturers them selves, enables ns to oflhr to this community a line of Goods tbat for variety, style, quality, and prices, eanaot be surpassed. Goods sold from onr stores in on — € SMYRNA à MILFORD have gained a rep St. Georges, in N< Frankford, in Sussex. Onr way of doing business and system of repairing onr goods, iasunr oar customers against shy risk in buying of ns. A little time will convince an enterprising public of tbe advan tages to be gained. Caix. Respectfully, ntation from ew Castle, to of R. M. & W. T. JOHNSON. sraassix Middletown and Smyrna. noT6 tf 8 2.45 p close J.MEIER 4BR0., MERCHANT TAILORS, S. E. Cos, Second and Anch Sts., PHILADELPHIA, Hava in Stock a full line of ria. Ov.rcwUags, Saltlap, Casalwaarca, aad Vnllagi Of tbe newest designs for FALL and WIN TER Wear, which will be made to order in th* latest styles and best manner. Special at tention giren to Dress Suits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK, oot 10-tf a and car p leave train. SEE HERE ! ! At Anderson's Drug Store, (BARR'S OLD STAND), You can get XX SWI8S LINIMENT, » sere cars for Frosted Peet, Lame Back, Rheuma tism, Bunions, Neuralgia, Pains in the Head, Side or Joints, Sore throat, Ac. Use it and ' fuller uo longer. IT ACTS LIKE MAGIC. Taken inwardly it cures Diarrhoea, Dysen tery. Cholera Morbus, cramps, Ac. Ail Ws aft far it is a fair trial. Sold Only by ANDERSON, who keeps all the Patent Medicines of tbe day. Sep 25—ly. The the be stock which ing that be g at by en E. DICKSON, No. 35} SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, ranUADBLPHIA, DIALBft IV WATCHES AND JEWËERY, _80LID STERLING__ SilTer and Plated Ware Suitable for Holiday Presents. N. B.— Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding Rings too Hand. Gold, Silver and Steel Spectacles to soit Dec. 10—tf all age*. TMOMA8 MASSEY, JR. & CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, SCala SMMA musm. to RMtoad Hotel ! Th . 1 rics times) i Casket. .. . ■«LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly , j a nd promptly repared. Always on band and for sale, Clocks,! Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil Ter Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugaf and Tea Spoons, Batter Knives, Gold I Bottons, "watch Chains, «fetch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac. "''SPECTACLES j A 1 Oct Middletown, Delaware De Dec. U—tf. (Ptiddlftouin Sirtdorg. STORE CORPORATION OFFICERS. Tows CoHHissiosBHS —E. W. Lockwood, President; J. R. Hall, Secretary: L. P. Mc Dowell, J. H. Walker, L 0. Vandegrift. Assessor —C. E. Anderson. TaSAseasa.—Joseph Hanson. Jttarie* or res Peace.— DeW. C. Walker. Constable and Policeman.— Vacant. Lamplighter. — F. C. Schreite. „ , „ . 0 I J R HaP? tÆ '' R 84 ""Cochren, g J°M. cSi- j bertson, Jas. H. Scowdrick, Wm. H. Barr, j NOTARY PUBLIC. John A. Reynolds. TRUSTEES OF THE ACADEMY. Hon John P. Cochran, Pres. ; Henry Davis, Treas. ; Samuel Penington, Secretary ; James Kanely, B. Gibbs, R. T. Cochran, N,Williams. Principal or Acadsmt.— T. S. Stevens. and OP CITIZENS' NAT I. Toscan, BANK. Regulator. Directobs.— Henrv Clayton, B. Gibbs, B. Eagle, T Bi j ohn A Reynolds, James Cnlbert Model g" n. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B. Pet Joseph Biggs any Prmjdrrt — Henry Clayton, Cashiib —J R Hall Regula- Telles. —John S. Crouch, Sur offered attention to Del. DIRECTORS OF TOWN HALL CO. CHURCHES. Forest Pbssbytesian.— Rev. John Patton, D. D , Pastor. Divine service every Sunday at 10.30 a. m. and 7.00 p. m. Sunday School at 9 a.m. Lecture on Wednesdays at 7.00 p. | m. Sunday School in the Chapel at Arm strong's every Sssday at 2.30 p. m. St. Asks'* Protestant Episcopal.— Rev. Wm. C. Butler, Rector. Service on Sundays ; at 10.30 a. m. and 3.30 p. m. Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. Services 011 Fridays at 3.30 p.m. j Methodist Episcopal, — Rev. L. C. Matlack, [ D. D., Pastor. Service every Sunday at 10.00 a. m. and 7.00 p m. Sunday School al 9.30 a. m. and 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on Thursdays at 7.00 p. m. Colored Methodist.— Rev. N. Morris Pastor. Service every other Sunday at 10.30 p. m.; 3 and 8 p. m. Sunday School every Sunday at 1 p. m. CO. MASONIC A do in rah Chapter No. 5, R. A. M. Meets in Masonic Hall on tbe second and fourth Fri days of every month at 8 o'clock, p m. Union Lodge No. V A. F. A . It, Meet» o n^ the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. Masonic Hall. j I KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Damon Lodos, No. 12 Meets every Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge room in the ! Town Hall. PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. ! Peach Blossom Grange, No. 3. Meets every i foÄ'Sb!."Vp;i'Ä. a ""' , ~" j I. 0. 0. F. Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge Room in Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square. BUILDING AND LOAN. Middletown B. k L. Association.— Samuel Penington, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Secretary. Meets on tbe first Thursday of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. Mutual Loan Association or Middlstown. — Jas. H. Scowdrick, Prer.; A. G. Cox, Sec retary. Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. MIDDLETOWN LIBRARY AND READING-ROOM. B W. Lockwood, Pres.; J. T. Budd, Sec' y ; Rooms in Transcript Building. Raadklg Room open every day nntil 10 o'clock, p m. Library open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 3 o'clock to 6 p m. AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. Pastas. Agricultural and Pomolosical As sociation. —Wm. R. Cochran, President; J. T. Budd, Secretary; Win. R.Cochran, Chairman of Board of Managers. Annual Meeting third Saturday in January. DIAMOND STATE BRASS BAND. eye her and the Meets for practice every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. POST OFFICE. Omet Hours. —Opens at 6 30 am and closes at 9 p m every day except Sunday Mails for the North close at 7.30 a m, and 2.45 p m. Mail for the South closes at 10 15 a m. Mails for Odessa close at 10.23 a m and 7.30 p m. Mails for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton close st 10.23 a m. in DELAWARE RAILROAD. Passenger trains going North leave at 7.46 a m and 3 01 p m. ; going South at 10.33 a m and 7,55 p m. Freight trains with passenger car attached, going North, leave at 5.20 p m ; going South, at 6.30 a m. STAGE LINES. Stags for Odessa, with U. S. Mail, leaves shortly after arrival of the 10.43 am and 7.55 p m mail trains. Stages for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton leave shortly after arrival of tbe 10.43 a m train. ! ' j 1 from the I tiou, first her such care the All did sign, FURNITURE. UNDERTAKING. UPHOLSTERING. The undersigned respectfully announces to the citizens of Middletown and vicinity tbat be has cn hand a large and well selected stock of handsome and durable Walnut and Other Furniture which be will sell very cheap for cash. Bay ing at wholesale cash rates he feels assured that he can sell as low as the same goods can be bought elsewhere. By buying of him pur chasers will be saved the freight on their g ood«from t h e city .- 11 " He if also prepared to attend to Dadertaklag Work at short notice, and in a manner excelled by none. Persons wishing Metallic or Wood en Caskets or Cessa will find it to their ad vantage to call on him. He has, also, TAYLOR A SOM'S Celebrated Corpse Preserver, : I er, I her tbe ! Th * Corpse may be dressed in the fineat fab- j 1 rics and not be soiled, (aad can be seen stall ! times) as nothing bat dry cold air enters tbe ! i Casket. . • i , GEORGE W. WIL80N, , i told Practical Cabinet Maker and Undertaker, is Febl-I2m Middletown Del. I - - - - ing lEOIR, SALE j was Qj. Eichflllge. j A BULL CALF h r n n i h e;k7^1d ALDKaN,SY ! C0Bld 1 Oct 3fl-if e. r. COCHRAN. 1 as felijtt frçtrj. Mc THE MUSIC OF CHILDHOOD. BV JEAN 1NGEL0W. When I hear the waters fretting, When I see the chesnnt letting All her lovely blossoms falter down, I think, "Alas the day I" Once with magical sweet singrng, Blackbirds set the woodland ringing That awakes no more while April boars wear themselves away. In our hearts fair hope lay smiling Sweet as sir, and all beguiling ; And 'there hong a mist of bluebells on the slope and down the dell; And we talked of joy and splendor Tbalthë years unborn would render; And the blackbirds helped us with the story, for they knew it well— Piping, fluting, "Bees are humming; April's here and Summer's coming ; Don't forget us when you walk a man with men, in pride and joy ; Think on us in alleys shady I When you step a graceful lady ; j For no fairer da - vs haTe we 10 ho P* for - nt,le j girl and boy." I. Langh and play, 0 lisping waters ! Loll oar downy sons and daughters ; . ... Come, 0 wmd, and rock their leafy cradle in thy wanderings coy ; | When they wake we'll end the measure <1 With a wild sweet cry of pleasure, And a "Hey down derry, let's be merry, little ; j [ girl and boy!" A TOUCHING STORY. It miy not be generally known, yet it is probably true, that tbe famous novel of "East Lynne," although written in England, had tbe ground-work of its story in a singular marriage which took place in this, city, the notice and attend ing circumstances at the time being copied by almost every paper in the country The mutter was about as fol lows : A Mr J. M., a clerk in a down town house, fell in love with a young lady. whose father was a well-to-do Second street merchant, and after a proper season of attention the couple were mar ried. »•" '«"» d "* lb «j •"« not happily mated, and after a marriage of seven years, during which time they had three children (two boys and one girl) they mutually agreed to the hus band applying for a divorce, merely on the ground of incompatability of temper. The divorce was granted, and the wife went home to her father, who through indorsing lost bis business and all his property. The daughter's and his misfor tune weighed so heavily on the father's mind that during a moment of mental alienation he took his own life, leaving his daughter penniless, sod to rough it with tbe cold charity of the world as best she could. The woman, a brave He will out life the by false tion of into little creature, tried every way the knew bow to gain an honest livelihood ; in fact working so hard giving music les sons aod doing embroidery for old school-mates that her health gave way, and having do money to pay her board, must , starve or go to tbe poor house. To turn to the other side of the pic ture, the husband, after a mouth's re lease from the marital bauds, again married, and at the time of which we speak had not only the ohildren by tbe first wife but also in addition theroto a little two-year old girl by hia second wife The letter lady being ill, the husband advertised for a nurse and housekeeper, which notice reached the eye of the first wife, and she, in her trouble, went to the.former partner of her heart, told him of her sad condition and then applied for the position in bis household. The husband giving her ample funds for all immediate wants asked her to call again at his office on the following morning, promising to consult his wife about tbe matte.' in tbe meantime. but be given arises Promptly as per agreement wife No. was on time, as waa the husband, and from there they went to reside where the two wives had their first conversa tiou, ending in their agreement for the first wife to come and accept the vacant place, which she did, seemingly de lighted at having a peaceful home over her head, notwithstanding the very strange circumstances under which such shelter was given. Necessity de manded that the entire past should be obliterated, and the new house-keeper treated aa any other help; tbat she must care for the children—her own offsprings —and the other child, as any hired nurse wonld do; that she must eat at the second table to care for ber ebarges All these things and even more humility did the poor woman show, never by sign, word or look, exhibiting the least evidence of discontent. What, howev tbe settle in is who ages, those gloom would eheer. son fretter soul storm. I makes i like misery able is no ro ness mast have been the true feeling of her heart, when seeing another filling tbe place she had once tried, as she ! hard to fill. thought, so — The above is from files of an old Cincinnati paper, but tbe sequel, as , . . .7 . . told us by one conversant with the facts, stranger than what wc have alreadv if ,,,, , , , 3 narrated. When the oholera was rag in onr city in 1856 the second wife taken very ill with it, and being C0Bld "°' a feW bo0r8 at m08t ' she was then taken in ■ collapsed informed by the physician that she greatest ondition, she asked that all go oat of the room excepting her > husband and housekeeper, when she told how much she dreaded leaving her little child amongst strangers, and as a dying wife entreated them to marry again. The proposition was a strange one, but both promised, and in a few months after ward, when the second wife bad been dead a sufficient length of time not to I cause remarks, the two were again married, brought together after a cruel separation of so many years, and we believe, are now living happily together in a cosy West End house.— Cincin nati Enquirer. think, wear on the render; story, ; with nt,le I Shall We Meet Again. The following is said to be one of I most brilliant articles written by the | " The fiat of nature is inexorable. I „ lt There is no appeal for relief from the great law which dooms us to dust. We flourish and fade as the leaves of the forest, and the flowers that bloom and wither in a day, have no frailer hold upon life than the mightiest monarch who ever shook the earth with his foot steps. Generations of men will appear and disappear on earth, and the multi tude that throng the world to-day will disappear as the footsteps on the shore, Men seldom think of the great event of death until the shadow falls across their own pathway, hiding from their | eyes the faces of loved ones whose liv- j " ing smile was the sunlight of their ex istence Death is the antagonist of life, of and tbe thought of the tomb is the skeleton of all feasts. We do not want! lamented G. D. Prentice : ; ... in little yet novel in its took attend being the fol to go through the dark, although tbe passage may lead to paradise ; we do not want to lie down in tbe damp grave, even with princes for bed-fel-1 \ lows In the beautiful drama of Ion, the hope of immortality, is eloquently uttered by the death devoted Greek and finds deep response in every thought- J j ful soul. When about to yield bis j young existence as a sacrifice to fate, [ his Clementhe asks if they should meet again, tq which he replies: 'I have asked that dreadful question of the hills tbat look eternal—of the clear stream that flows forever—of the stars amoBg whose fields of azure my raised spirits have walked id glory. All were dumb, but as I gaze upon thy living face, I feel there is something in the love that mantles through its beauty that cannot wholly perish. We shall meet again, Clementhe.' " io to town lady. mar •"« they one hus on wife his it as are and two To the boy, tbe world beyond hia | the immediate surrounding is only a picture. He does not know how real arc sorrows, tbe passions, the ambitions of I men. Its absorbing interest, its heroes and its martyrs, are heard of by him g°> without understanding or with iudif ference. His sport, his lessons, his The home-life, are alone real. But there will come a change. The ordinarily t^ 6 slow growth into manhood, with its and business or professional pursuits and widening relations or startling events, are such as the death of a parent, or some intellec'ual or spiritual appeal, striking there out the latent soul, will make vivid and girls earnest what was indistinct and unin teresting. Like a stereoscopic picture hold before it is put in the stereoscope, tbe | life of man has no reality ; bnt when the boy awakens, as with tbe pictnre within (he instrument, so with him, a solidity and naturalness will be acquired by the external world, and he will feel what it is henceforth to live and move amongst these grander and graver I 8ub forms. Many mistakes will he commit, Æolu8 false estimates will he form of propor- in tion aDd perspective, the earnestness and of his new conceptions will hurry him in S into extravagances and generous errors; 1 8an, " larger " size Beauties of Manhood. the I their in les old pic re we tbe a the and the her of bis on to the but if there is truth iu bis nature and nobleness iu his spirit just views will be formed, and the day iu which it is given him to work will find him not unmindful of the responsibility which arises from a knowledge of the coming night. at " shade Frettino.-Ouc fretter can destroy | tbe peace of a family, can disturb the ." harmony of a neighborhood, can un- | C settle the councils of cities and hinder ' in legislation of nations He who frets is never the one who mends, who heals, who repairs evils; more, he discour ages, enfeebles, and too often disables those around him, who, but for the " handle lady, every possible sumed, gloom and depression of his company, would do good work aniTkeep^up brave eheer. The effect upon a sensitive per-, son of the mere neighborhood of a her for fretter is indesoribable It is to the soul what a cold, iuy mist is to tbe body—more chilling than the bitterest storm. And when the fretter is one beloved,whose nearness of relation to us I makes his fretting at the weather seem i like a personal reproach to ns, then the misery of it becomes indeed insupport able Most men call fretting a minor fault—a foible, aod not a vioe. There is no vice except drnkenness which can ro utterly destroy the peaoe, tbe happi ness of a borna. quired " I I am have of ! of or wise words pear Lord Pcbsuit not possession, is to os tbe greatest source of enjoyment. An Earnest Life. oat of and much child j wife The both after been not to I again cruel we together Cincin Earnestness does not always move with a clatter. There are other things in this world which are quite as pleas ant and edifying as the rub-a-dub-dub of a snare drum. In fact this kind of I melody is not generally the highest style of music. Have you never known a man bustling and officious, and clam orous and loud, but who did not weigh heavy after all—a thing very well un derstood by every one except just the man who might have profited by that piece of information ? And have you never known a man, quiet and unosten tatious and faithful, and who was a per petuol blessing, a golden man, deep souled and true, whose memory lingered of I long after he was gone, like light upon the | the hills after a gorgeous sunset ? The shallow stream rattles along its I course ; but when it is met and drowned lt , .... „. . t the by the majestic tides rolling in from the »« We sea, there is silence on the hills. In the the great *ide 'here is the power of more and than a hundred rivulets, yet its coming hold is almost as quiet as the celestial forces that bring it. The tide flows down and foot- shallow grows the stream, and again appear the empty obaltering goes od. And multi- this is what we wish to say, that thiogs me will most potent, although demonstrative, shore, as indeed they must be from their event effects, are not necessarily noisy. A across strong and earnest life need not make their | "hat people are in the habit of calling cast liv- j " a fuss." It is better to be known by on ex- the lead that strikes, thin by the bang "e life, of the gun that sends it. the - .* - 1 want! Mexican Life. And , came tbe do damp \ Ion, and J j bis j fate, [ meet have hills I that Although the Mexicans are a lazy people, and pass hour after hour in laz iness, they rise early—the gentlemen io take their morqing ride, the ladies to go to early mass, which is tbe only occasion in which they appear in tbe streets on foot. They take a luncheon between twelve and one o'clock. Mex was time, for and lief ican men are, as a rule, temperate; but gambling is thoir passion, and they are not particularly honest. They are, however, companionable and hospitable, and though frugal iu their way of liv ing, provide bountifully when they en tertain. At dinner there are always two or three covers laid for guests who chance to come in. In many Mexican houses they have, as a rule, no regular dinner. If they are hungry they eat some simple dish or drink a cup of chocolate, which is excellent; the coffee, however, although they raise a good quantity, is not good—they do not know how to prepare it. At six o'clock hia | the y drive out a" d from the promenade 8° *° °P er * or theatre, taking of I them, place of amusement to which they can g°> l ^ en they remain at home, and amuse themselves at cards and music, his The young people make dancing their principal enjoyment. More than half t^ 6 population of Mexico are Indians, its and a curious phase of Mexican do mestic life is that their house servants are principally Indian girls, although among the eight million inhabitants there are half a million of negroes. The girls are treated very kindly by their employers, and are skilled in house hold affairs as well as in the use of the | needle, a I 8ub J' ecled - One midsummer day, when Æolu8 8,e P 1 ' 8nd tbe thermometer stood in th .° ni " eties > a lad y entered a st « re and * n< l u ' red ^ or parasols. The- oblig in S P ro P rie,or 8 P read out bef ° re b " 1 8an, P les of a lar 8 e and varied 8tock ' " Have you any of the shade a size larger ?" said the lady. The size was produced. " I think on the whole I prefer tbe size smaller." when and its which an and like finite round as while cently sive child. sir, bor a "Th. '■«, walk the him, again, my "How the I their daughters, dressed iu their finest, If perchance there ia no A Sell, Not a Sale. Amiable shopkeepers deserve to be canonized. Here is an illustration of the trials to which they are constantly very then with door lunatic's j many and and utations .. there , 1 back ships ents man which were but a but it life is asleep, closet; the The size smaller was presented. " Have you any of this size slighter shade of blue?" | Tb ! shade out. ." HaV fV of ,h,s k,nd with | C **°° 6 a ° ' Tbe 8bade " ,,h the Cr0 ° ked handle appeared. " Haven't you any with tbe crooked handle not quite so heavy ?" said the lady, and so continued her inquiries for every conceivable size,shade and weight possible in the line of parasols. After nearly an hoqr had been con sumed, the fair shopper gathered up her handkerchief and gloves,and moved for the door. smallest dearest stanoe, little "Can't I sell you a parasol?" in quired the exhausted proprietor. "Oh, dear, no," replied the lady, " I was merely inquiring the prices. , I am going in mourning myself, and W 60 have one for sale." everyth.ng one men turns one luck, is no ! favors There sometimes wants only a stroke of fortune to discover numberless good or bad qualities, which would other wise have been eternally concealed ; as words written with a certain liqnor ap pear only when applied to the fire.— Lord Oreville. Don't monrn over fancied grievances, j fortune. No God. He dreamed that he was in the move things psrish church, and that he saw the pleas- dead leave their graves and gather kind of about him. "The shadows stood con breast throbbed and trembled in the I place of a heart. One, which had just been buried in the church, lay still upon its pillow, and its breast heaved not, while upon its smiling countenanc, lay a happy dream, but on the entrance of one of the living, he awoke and smiled no more. A lofty, uoble form, having the expression of a never-ending sorrow, now sank down upon the altar, | and all the dead exclaimed, "Christ, is gregated near the altar, and in all the highest known clam weigh un the that you unosten per deep there no God ?"— And hr- answ ered. 'There is none !' I have traversed the worlds. I ascended into the suns, lingered upon its " d "f ' " i ' h lb ;, ""'r " , V l, ,T' h |* the »« no God . I descended as far as be the iog throws its shadows, and gated more down into the abyss, and cried «loud, 'Father, where art thou ?' forces but I heard nothing but the eter- j and "al storm which no one rules; and 1 e again "ben I looked up to the immeasurable And void for the divine eye, it glared upon thiogs me from an empty, bottomless socket, and eternity lay brooding upon chaos their Then there arose, and came into the 1 A 'eoiplo the dead children who had up make awakened in the churchyard ; and they cast themselves before the lofty form by on the altar, and said, "Jesus have be bang "e father ? and he answered, wtih | streaming eyes, "We are all orphans 1 "atTu 7° *" 7 F# ' he [ il And I fell down and gazed into the gleaming fabric of worlds, I beheld tbe . , . , , , , "" d , ""*• of *!><* *•*« ,f , .od ™ fo id,. g ,h. doubly. Then she wound herself tu a thousand folds around nature, and I crushed the world together, and all be-1 8inc came narrow, dark and fearful, and a lazy laz only tbe was about to strike the last hour of | dust time, when I awoke ! My soul wept for joy that it could again worabip God ; and the joy, and the tears, and the be lief in Him were the bell-hammer stretched out to infinity they are, liv en who eat of not prayer. Audi when I arose, the sun gleamed deeply one behind tbe full, purple ears of corn, and peacefully threw the reflection of ««ug its evening blushes on the little moon, which was rising in the east without b * an aurora. And between the Heaven and the earth a glad, fleeting world stretched out its short wings, and lived, tbe like myself, in tbe presence, of the in- m00 finite Father ; and from all nature round me flowed sweet, peaceful tones I as from evening bells-"— Jeal I'atd | l* 8t to To Hs Hid bis Hsad.— The superin- 1 a tendent of an insane asylum in France, while passing through the wards re cently noticed a man of very inoffen sive appearance, sobbing in bed like a tbat child. " My poor friend, what is the I My matter? inquired the physician. " Ah, I sir, said the lunatic, " my next neigh- soul." bor has played me a sad trick. He he concealed my knife, and I have been could looking for it two hours without being plied a smile, childlike and bland. " Bot I what "Th. P 'Y retar "'" liDg Tbat s all right, said the supertu- my tendent, consolingly patting him on the for shoulder as he passed on. Two days the '■«, ,b. M walk through the same room early in of the morning His insane friend stopped | cleft him, and said : " I have found my knife again, and have played tbat trick on my comrade, as I told you I should do. "How is that? Richter. no of " While he was This man ia i very crazy, thought the'superintendent; then he asked, and what did you do laughed with it then?" " I put it in the linen | hour, with The physician walked I mechanically to the closet, opened the ed door and looked in. The head of the for lunatic's comrade was there. tunes ' •- and Lost Things.— There are a great iff. j many things lost that are found again, A and a great many others tbat are lost little and never found again. There are rep- he utations lost, which cannot be regained; ing .. . , , .. , 6 . j there are hopes lost, which come not body. , 1 . back again; there are joys and friend- and ships lost ; there are thoughts and tal- boast ents lost, that are never found. Every world. man has at sometime lost something, at the which he would give the world, if it reverses were his, to recover. It may have been knows but a single pearl from the- thread of or tbe friendship, or a more h o pe o f hia «on! a writ but it was prooiously dear to him, and | what life is sad and dark without it. asleep, I hid bis bead. closet; but you need not tell him," was the answer. The j a smallest thiogs are oftentimes the paying dearest to the heart'of man, as for in- kind stanoe, a little wife, a little fortune, a ifest. little home. What wonder, then, tbat brings chaff. and not , , ... W 60 A 8 ! e , ° 8t ' °. wou d ** ve everyth.ng he had tor the.r recovery ! While ten mon watch for chances, one man makes chances; while ten men wait for something to turn np, one turns something up ; so while ten fail, one succeeds, and » called n man.of luck, tbe favorite of fortune. There is no lnok like plnok, and fortune most ! favors those who arc moat indifferent to fortune. hangs honks sounded and is that A Garions Romance. the the gather Norfolk street, Strand, says the Lon don Court Journal, has a curious com memorative monument. An observant con spectator will notice that the first-floor windows of a large house at the corner I in the I 0 f Howard street present a peeulisr ap just pearsnee. The shutters are up, and I still they are covered thickly with dust, | heaved wb n e through the chinks can be seen tba blinds, also thick with dust, and entrance mouldering away with age. Those and shutters and blinds have been in exactly I form, the same position, untouched, for about fifty yearg During that time no human altar, | jt is believed, has entered that I is all the And the reason is this : room. ered. the suns, Fifty years was engaged to be married, the day fixed, the wedding morning arrived. I ,T' h |* h * b, " k, " , *" '■« •"* » »P- 1 oio „„ dh , ndM „ Bra> „ |h>lrilU . be- groom wag roady , 0 proceed t0 obnrcb gated when jt wag discovered , hat the brida cried waa m i a8 j„g ; a nota io her handwriting h* ?' wag f onnd addressed to the bride-groom 1ID eter- j briefly informing him that she had and 1 e j oped , bat morn ; D g w j t j 1 b j g . tbegf maD » a g ty and gallant captain of upon dragoons. The jilted bridegroom did I socket, not aty mncb . but be went alone tQ tbe chaos r00m j„ wb ; cb tbe wedd ;„g breakfast the 1 waa j a j d outi w j tb h j g own banda f had up the gutters and drew the blinda. I they looked the door and took the key form He gave ordera that ^ doors should have be naUed up and bmed ^ pad , ocked wtih | bar)li and tbat no one abon j d enter tbe |_ r00lll again When , he hoU8e w>> , et [ il w " atipulated that the room in quea the tion abould remain UDtoucbed a ; d A tbe suin 0 e ronn npr _ ' •, . . , &um ot per annum waa paid to I ,f , he teB „, f „ th , of .h. Ll rooa The D - oMenltll hl , tu a been dead aome yeargi but jg ^„4 and I tbat the room has never been be-1 8inc e he closed it, and there a are the "wedding meats" mouldering silently away, and the ornaments crumbling to of | dust in the funeral gloom, wept ; be « Rock of Ages Cleft for Me." Audi In the pleasant county of Devon, in I you one of its sequestered passes, with a few the cottages sprinkled over it, mused and | best, of ««ug Augustus Toplady. When a lad 8l 'xteen and on a visit to Ireland, be b * d «trolled into a barn in which an il ^terato layman was presetting—bnt preaching reconciliation to God through tbe de «th of his Son. The homely ser in- m00 took effect, and from that moment gospel wielded all the powers of his I brilliant and active mind. During his I | l* 8t illness, Augustus Toplady seemed to lie io the very vestibule of glory.— To a friend's inquiry, he answered, with 1 a sparkling eye: "0, my dear sir, I cannot tell the comforts I feel in my re- soul—they are past expression. The I cbi,d consolations of God are so abundant a 8 a tbat he leaves me nothing to pray for a P the I My prayers are all converted into praise. J I enjoy a Heaven already within my I light. soul." And within an hour of dying, I "hioh He he called his friends and asked if they I could give him up; and when they re-1 plied iu the affirmative, tears of joy rau 1 more b. .id.d, .'ob j ti I what a blessing that you are made wil- cover liDg 7 T" 6 ° Ver t0 the haDda of » my dear Redeemer and part with me ; g in for no mortal can live after having seen the glories which God has manifested build -L-t-MP A.d,b..d M .b.„uJ in of tbe beautiful hymn, " Rock of Ages | cleft for ahke the least a said ble I us much. tbe was me. A Trnthful Sketch. Let a man fail in business, what ia i *1 h* 8 ° n his former creditors ! SD "bo bave taken him by the arm. greiog laughed and chatted with him by tbe 1 > 0D | hour, shrug their shoulders and pars 00 P r *« with a cold "how do you do ?" Every ^** r » I of • bill ia hunted up and present ed 'b« 1 "ould not hnte seen the light St. for months to come, bqt for the miafor- très tunes of the debtor. If it is paid, well opening and good ; if not, tbe scowl of the aber- the iff. perhaps, meets him at the eorner. day. A man that has never failed knows but 1 little of human nature In prosperity L,„„. he sails along gently, wafted by favor- Holmes ing smiles and kind words from everv . j „ ., .. " ver J man body. He prides himself on his name «jji ! and spotless character, and makes bis sweetens boast that be has not an enemy in the world. Alas! tbe change. He looks at the world in a different light when reverses come upon him He hardly W '!* knows how to move or to do this thing ' or tbe other; there are spies about him, j " 7 ° u a writ ia ro»H y fn r hj g back. To know | ec b°' | what kind of stuff the world is made of An calls where said: sir." good most j a person must be unfortunate and stop paying once in a lifetime. If he has kind friends, then they are made ifest. brings out the wheat and shows the chaff. A man thus learns that words and pretended good will are not and do not constitute real friendship. man A failure is a moral sieve—it A near told talk Wbnt » revolution ! The expression ''Everything is lovely and the goose hangs high " corrupts the saying, "Everything is lovely when the goose honks high, sounded by the wild goose in its flight, and is about the only music it which that bird indulges. ''your nothing I have, got to agent;" book The bonk is the note ttoritö«. Lon com Don't insult a poor man. Your buisness will surely be attended to if you do it yourself. first-floor corner I Soft words and soft water should ap- «bandant in every home, and I God gives every bird its food, dust, | does not throw it into the nest, seen and Those exactly I ; about . human . Wh#t ,S T,rtae bnt " mediciBe * that I V, ° e but * ?—iktfer. Life cannot subsist m society bnt reciprocal concessions. Eternity—the endless chasm compos ing the life of God ! Humility is the solid foundation all the virtues .—Chinese Saying. If we drive to the bottom of pleasure day I we * re sure to bring op dirt. »P- 1 Tb« appreciation cf noM. deal. . »... brida I Ti v l * "* "" h* * * 1 ",, ^ b ° 00 "" rted 1ID 0 a 80 1 maM as hard " »»rble. had tbegf of did I Wben you get into hot water go tbe your friends! You'll find them cool enough, f I r,tber abondance, that creates avarice, —Montagne He enjoys much who is thattkfol for Hule . A grtteflI i M h g . . tbe |_ Seeker. * et u ia anral narrow ^ quea- supposes money to be the cWefVood A Johnson * . . „ to I Success hu« ÜMmbl. .h. Ll „ d „ii hl , He that speaks tbe truth trill find himself in sufficient dramatic situations. —Christopher North. In plain troth, it is not want, bnt men. Not the oeka of intellect bat the blos the to wreath of fame. A great many persons wish to Kve their lives over again, beoauae they see where they might bave sinned, and did't. In life it is difficult to say who does in I you the most mischief—enemies #ith few the worst intentions, or friends with the and | best, lad be il his his I I I cbi,d - and was a clerk, a schoolmaster a 8 old m i Ber . » printer, an editor, and a P oet before ba became of age. J Live to be useful. Live to give I light. Live to accomplish the end for I "hioh yon were made, and quietly and I steadily shine on, trying to do good re-1 To succeed iu the world it is much 1 more ueccessary to 1 - the oenstra j ti „.,, ... rrZub..T£. cover who is a clever man.— Talleyrand of » » curious to note the old seamar ; g in , of human «y. oenturv r p V4sa . g ' »«»"Wg build m0Dgters _ ged J LT* """ ,0 We W In the East Indies tbe ladies of the country are subjected to tbe labor of building railrolds and keeping them in running order. Honesty and bapphteaa seam to be ahke in this particular—those who have the most of either seem to mako the least of it. Let roe up," said the under man in a fight, the other day. "I won't do it," said the other; ' it was too much trou ble to get you do an." Bret Harte commenced life M a Success io life is very apt to make I us forget the time when we were not much. It is just so with the frog tbe jump; he can't remember when he was a tadpole, but other folks can on ! Love seizes on us suddenly, without greiog us any warning, and our dispoai 1 > 0D or our weakness favors the sur P r *« e 5 one look, one glanee, from the ^** r » fixes and determines us._ Bruy ere The subterranean gallery of the new St. Gothard tunnel will be 15,000 me très long. It ia not expected that the opening will take place before 1880 the drift advances but day. 1 t.. • T n . L,„„. .. tL k-ii"«» * «oucilaid Holmes sa a • "A g ° . 8 L™ W °' man is said to resemble a Cremona «jji- , . . . ! fiddle—age but inoreaaes ita worth and sweetens its tone " " ^° U b>Ye olbers tbe J * 0Te 8 P eak hiodly to them they W '!* 8 P eak k ' nd ty to J 0B - it re ' ^ 0Ve > Bnd hatred with hatred, j " 7 ° u * d J ou b ear • aweet and pleasant | ec b°' 8 P ea ^ 8weetly and pleasantly . as seven metres per An old preacher, who had sovera) calls to take a parish, asked his servant where he should go, and the said: "Go where there is most sin, sir." The preacher concluded that good advioe, and went where there most nosey. servant was A book agent called on a former near Oriakaoy tbe other day, and told that the farmer was too bsey to talk with him. was "Bnt," said the agent, ''your form work is nil done, yon hare nothing to ocenpy yonr time." "Yee, I have, too," retorted the former, "I've got to plant my foot and raise n book agent;" and be did. He railed the book agent about four fret.