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♦ 4 '1 « S' h •i ♦ h « / c V NO. 7. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 1876. VOL. IX. A Romance of Chicago. fförfcftf». Home and Happiness. "I want to put it on and go where to consciousness the brother had learned ; I first met you." all. When she did so, they both sought Select §octrp Jlliddîftoum § irwtorg. Jleui Jduertisemcnts. Yesterday evening a pale, thin wo How few of us who have happy Jleui Jduertisemcnts. PUBLIC SALE. : ; The subscriber, intending to discontinue farming, will sell at public sale, at the Brick i House Farm, near Harman's mill, I of a mile north of Townsend, Del., on Tuesday, February 15th, 1876, At IOo'clock, A.M., the following very desirable personal prop erty : 7 Head, Horses and Colts. V. Beile, bay mare, 8 years old, 15 nigh, sound and very gentle, perfectly No. hands safe for a lady to drive, fearless of the loco motive, and can trot a mile in three minutes, and is with foal by ''Captain," owned by L. P. McDowell, Esq., Middletown, Del. No. 2. Viola, a handsome light bay 7 years old, 15 hands high, sound and very gentle,a superior driver, will work any where, is fearless of the locomative, and cun trot close to 3:30. No. 3. Lucy, a beautiful chestnut sorrel mare coming 5 years old, 15} hands high, sound and very gentle, fearless of the loco motive, trots well now, and if properly trained, I think will trot a mile a year hence in 3 minutes. No. 4. Lady, a light bav mare, 12 years old, 15} hands high, sound, fearless of loco motive, a good driver and will work any where. No. 5. Morgan, a fine bay colt comiDg 3 years old, good style and action, and will make a good horse. No. 6. Fanny Fern, n fine sorrel colt com ing 1 year old, fast trotting stock. No. 7. Daniel Boone, a beautiful black stallion colt coming 1 year old, (Joe Lane stock) fine style and action. 1 pair bay mules, 8 years old, 15} hands high, sound and very gentle, will work any where, and just the kind of mules for a farmer to buy. mare, at at at at a. p. CATTLE. 5 cows, four of them giving milk, the other will be fresh soon. Also, 1 very fine heifer, 1} years old. The above cattle are young and good stock. 8 very fine "Jersey Red" shoats. Lot of potatoes and turnips. 2,000 bushels good blades. WAGONS, FARMING IMPLEMENTS, &C 1 first-rate farm wagon, in perfect order ; 1 first-rate road sulkey, 1 light buggy wagon, 1 light mill dearborn, nearly new ; 1 horse cart as good as new, 1 carriage tongue, 1 sleigh, 1 corn sbeller, 1 telegraph feed cutler, 2 sets single harness in good order, 2 sets of wagon harness in good order, 1 set light double harness good as new, several sets of plough gears, collars, bridles, harrows, ploughs, cultivators, hues, forks, shovels, spades and other articles not ennmerated. Will also sell a part of my Household and Kitchen Furniture. in at TERMS. All sums of $$0 and an 1er, the ca9h will be required ; over that amount a credit of 8 months will be given by the purchaser giv ing a judgment note with satisfactory security. No goods to be removed until the above con ditions are complied with, and any per son pnrebasing goods at this sale and failing to comply with the above conditions, will be held liable for any loss that may occur from a second sale. iu in RICHARD TOWNSEND, W. A. HUKILL, Auctioneer. feb5-2t PUBLIC SALE. on The subscriber, intending to quit farming, will offer at public sale, at MOUNT PLEAS ANT, Del., on Tuesday, February 39th. 1876, AT 12 O'CLOCK H., his entire stock and farming utensils, to wit: 3 Horses. No. 1. TRUSS—a bay horse, 11 years old. good family driver ; can trot in less than four minutes. . No. 2. BLACK SOUTHERNER—a black borse.7 years old, a good driver,aud in leu than four minutes. No. 3. MOSCOW—a very fine young bay, coming four years old, kind and gentle in both single and double harness, sired by Old Moscow. Also, 3 colts coming 3 years old in the spring (good stock). 8 HEAD OF GOOD MILCH COWS, most of them coming into profit soon ; 1 yearl ing calf. 6 bead of shoats. FARMING UTENSILS. can trot son, held 8 i farm wagon, 1 mill wagou, 1 two-seated carnage, 1 carnage longue, 1 drill, 1 mower, 1 horse rake, two sets of single carriage har ness, one of which is nearly new; 1 set of double carriage harness, 1 corn sbeller, (Pen nocks) ; plows, harrows, cultivators, wagon and plogh harness, forks, shovels, hoes, Ac. Lot of pickled pork. 100 bushels seed oats 50 bushels early rose potatoes TERMS.—All sums of $20 and under, cash All sums over $20, a credit of eight months will be given by the purchaser giving negotiable note with approved endorser, in terest added payable at the Citizens' National Bank of Middletown, Del. 2.45 p close W. J. ELIASON. fe5-4t a and car S. M. ENOS, Auctioneer. OP p PERSONAL PROPERTY. The subscriber, having relinquished farm ing, will sell at public sale, at Hare's Corner, New Castle hundred. New Castle county, Del aware, On Monday, February 14th, 1876, at 12 o'clock, a. m., sharp, his entire stock of farming implements, stock, etc., consisting iu part of Ten Head of Horses, FOUR PAIR OF MULES FOUB YOKE OF OXEN, Ten Head of Milch Caws, some with calves by their sides, two BULLS, one a fall bred Durham coming 2 years old. TWENTY HEAD OF HOGS Chester whites and Jersey reds; 6 plows, 6 cultivators, 3 harrows, 1 horse rake, ox cart, l horse cart, 2 farm wagons, iron uxles, 3 sets of wagon harness, plow harness, etc. Also, i jump-seat carriage, 1 Jenny and 1 German town, 6 sets of single harness, 3 sets double harness, 1 set of cart gears, I set of express harness. FURNITURE* cousistingof all the different varieties belong ing to a well-furnished county tavern. I will, at the same time, sell 4 fat cattle and 4 fat hogs which will besold on three months time, discount added. Also, 20 acres of wheat in the ground ; also, pickled pork. TERMS. All same of $30 and under, cash, and on all over that amount a credit of 8 months will be given on the purchaser giving a bank able note with approved endorser, with in terest added. B. C. PEARCE, L. W. STIDAM k SON, Auctioneers. P. S.—No postponement on account of weather. Catalogue with full desci iption* of horses at sale. fe5-2t FOUTZ' HOUSE AND CATTLE POWDERS I for tbe For Bale la Mlddletovva Dlarence Anderson's Drag Store. Nov27 -tf Jlliddîftoum § irwtorg. CORPORATION OFFICERS. Town Commissionbrs —E. W. Lockwood, i : President; J. R. Hall, Secretary; L. P. Me- j ; Dowell, J. H. Walker, L G. Vandegrift. Assessor —C, E. Anderson. Treasurer. —Joseph Hanson. i , Justice op the Peace. DeW. C. Walker. Constable and Policeman. —Vacant. ! Lamplighter. — F. C. Schreitz. 1 NOTARY PUBLIC. John A. Reynolds. ! 1 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 of Academy. — T. S. Stevens. OFFICERS OF CITIZENS' NAT'L j BANK Directors. —Henry Clayton, B. Gibbs, B. j T. Biggs. John A. Reynolds, James Colbert son, E C. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B. j Cazier, Joseph Biggs. President.— Henry Clayton, Cashier. —J. R. Hall. Teller. —John S. Crouch. DIRECTORS OF TOWN HALL CO. J. M. Cox, Pres.; Samuel Penington, Sec.; , J. R. Hal|, Tr |! ,s c ; J*" A F 0C Jt r ® n 'n Ja D. r r Ul ' bertson, Jas. H. Scowdnck, Wm. H. Barr. ( CHURCHES. Forest Presbyterian.— 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 Sanday at 2.30 p. m. i St. Aehe's Protestant Episcopal. Rev. j j Wm. C. Butler, Rector. Service on Sundays | at 10.30 a.m. and 3.30 p. m. Sunday School at 2.30p.m. Services o.. Fridays at3 30p.m. fc Methodist Episcopal, —Re?. L. C. Matlack, D. D., Pastor. Service every Sunday at 10.CO in a.m. and 7.00 p m. Sunday School at 9.30 . a. in. 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. i of MASONIC Adoniram Chapter No. 5, R. A. M. Meets in Masonic Hall on the second and fourth Fri days of every month at 8 o'clock, p m. Union Lodge No. 5, A. F. A. M. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. Masonic Hall. a Damon Lodge, No. 12 Meets every Friday i f evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge room in the 1 Town Hall. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. ! she Ä" 535 Ä 3 C'E ! one ; to PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY. iu the Knights of Pythias Hall. I. O. 0. F. : Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clk. Lodge Room j and in Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square. j j BUILDING AND LOAN. Middletown B. k L. Association. — Samuel io Penington, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Secretary. Meets th on the first Thursday of every month at 8 o'clock, p.m. Mutual Loan AssoctATtoN of Middletown, j y e —Ja8..H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Sec retary. Meets on the third Tuesday of every ! month at 8 o'clock, p.m. She MIDDLETOWN LIBRARY AND READING-ROOM. E W. Lockwood, Pres.; J. T. Budd, Sec'y ; Rooms in Transcript Building. Reading Room open every day until 10 o'clock, p m. Library open on Wednesdays and Saturdays (fom 3 o'clock to 5 p m. her, be ture one AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. Penins. Agricultural and Pomological As sociation. —Wm. R. Cochran, President and Chairman of Board of Managers; J. B. Clark son, Secretary. Annual Meeting fourth Sat urday in January. Next annual fair will be held on October 4th, 5th and Sth, 1876. DIAMOND STATE BRASS BAND. upon once Meets for practice every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. POST OFFICE. a that from the what your it, row, a male ~ I creep 1 self. GEORGE O. WARD, the she Office Hours. —Opens at 6 30 a m 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 aDd Cecilton close at 10.23 a 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. Stage 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 ebortlj after arrival of the 10.43 a m train. politic al (!!ar df). FOR SHERIFF, HENRY M. BARLOW, Of Brandywine Hundred. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Jan 28—tn FOR SHERIFF, Of Wilmington Hundred. If you." Subject to the derision of the Democratic Party. Jan 29—to FOR CORONER, LEWIS C. SPRINGER, than with I for sand Or WllMla|«sa Handrcd. Subject to tbe decision of the Democratic Party. Jan 29—tn FOR CORONER, DAVID C. ROSE, of Appoqolnlnlnk Handrcd. give for her girl and to Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle Connty. Feb. 5—tn pOR CORONER. I hereby announce myself as a candidats for tbe nomination of CORONER, subject to tbe decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Wiuurotos, Del. HENRY 8. TRUITT. fe5-tn ; i I I Select §octrp MY LOVE. i Me- j BY .IAMBS RUSSELL LOWELL. Not as all other men are , Is she that to my soul is dear ; Her glorious fancies come from far. ! n . . ., 1 Beneath the silver even.ng star, And yet-her heart is ever near. ! Great feelings bath she of her own, Which lesser souls may never know ; 1 God giveth them to her alone, And sweet they are as any tone Wherewith the wind may chance to blow. Vet in herself she dwelleth not, Although no home were half so fair; j No simplest duty is forgot ; Life h * ,h no âim and ,0W, J s P ot B. j That doth not in her sunshine share. B. j She doeth little ktndnesses Which most leave undone, or despise ; For naught that sets one heart at ease And giveth happiness or peace Is low-esteemed in her eyes. Blessing she is; God made her so; , And deeds of week-day holiness ' Fall from her noiseless as the snow ; ( ^ ^ ghe ^ tQ know - That aught were easier than to bless. ____ __ , THE*BEGGAR GIBL OF PARIS ! i j j performed, even by women. | Bh . J . , . , very streets of Paris wer^ deluged with fc , d But near the guillotine it ran ® in rushing torrents. One dark morn . unusual number of the aristoe *"& uuu racy had been marched forth ; count , i j rn ii„j r rnm t i, e block A leM heads rolled from tne D10CK ' Daring the "Reign of Terror" in ; France there were many deeds of dar The a . up The tell gapiDg multitude stood by, and with i shouts rent the air ss the aristocracy were thus butchered. Among the assembled multitude that dreary morning were two females. Ooe of them was plainly clad, while a cloak was thrown aroond her with which she kept her features nearly concealed. But a close observation would betray the i f act t j, at t |j e wom an had been weeping, 1 Her eyes were inflamed and red, and ! she gazed eagerly upon the platform, while a shock of the glittering knife ! ae»ered tbe heed from .h. bed, of ,.„e one who had been unfortunate enough ; to fall under the ban of the two leaders. : The face of the woman was beautiful, j and she was youDg—certainly not more j than sixteen years of age. j The other female was quite .different Her face was fair, but io character. th ere j y e jj g |j e wou |d dance and in various ! ways express her delight, and then ex claim' was a brass expression about it. She was clad in rags, aud as each head "What shall I call you ?" "There falls another aristocrat who refused me charity when I humbly sued him." Each expression of this kind would create a laugh from those who'heard her, though any thoughtful person must wonder how one so young could be so depraved. The first female watched this crea ture a few minutes, and then, pressing one hand to her side, she laid the other the shoulder of the wretch and a a upon whispered : "Would yon like to become rich at once ?" The female in rags tamed about with a look of surprise, burst into a loud laugh, and tbeD replied : "Of course I would." "Follow me, and yon shall be." "Enougi. Lead on." It was with considerable difficulty that the females extricated themselves from the crowd ; but they did so at length, and then the first female asked the other : "Oh, I am called the 'Beggar Girl Mari» ' " "You live by begging?" "Yes; but what is your name, and what do you want?" "My name is Maria, the same as your own." "Are you an aristocrat?" "It docs not matter. If you know where you can find a room, lead me to it, and you shall find gold." The pauper lead the way into a nar row, filthy street, and there down into a dark and filthy room. The other fe male could not bat feel a sickening creep over her, but she recovered her self. After contemplating for a time the apartment and what it contained she asked : self. then poor her that said and from been from a said "Are you well known in Paris?" "Yes; everybody knows Maria, the Beggar Girl." "Are you known to Robespierre? If so I want to make a bargain with you." "I am. What do you wish?" "You see that my clothing is better than your own, and I wish to exchange with you. I want you not to show yourself at all for a short time, or until I come to you again As a recompense for aiding me I will give you a thou sand francs, and when I come I will will her give you a thousand more. As security for my return, take this ring." The lady drew a diamond ring from her finger and gave it to the beggar girl ; and then she handed her a purse containing gold. Tbe girl appeared a little puzzled, and aaked : "Well, what are you going to do with my dress ?" and "I want to put it on and go ; I first met you." "Oh! I understand now. You i to see the chopping go on, and you I afraid you will be taken for an aristo I crat if you wear that dress ; you to represent mo." "Yes, I want to look as near you as possible." "Well, that won't be difficult. hair and eyes, and even your mouth are like mine. Your face is too white, though. But you can alter that with little dirt." They exchanged dresses, and the young, rich and noble Maria Nantes wa9 clad in the rags of Maria, the "Beggar Girl of Paris tory of Marie de Nantes was a sad Her father and two brothers had fallen victims to the remorseless fiends of Revolution, and a third and last brother had been seized, bat of his fate was ignorant, altbongh she expected that it would be similar to that of other relatives. He had been torn from her but a few hours before. After The exchange, the pauper looking on stockingless and shoeless little feet , ! ankles of the lady, said : "That will never do Your feet too white and delicate. Let tne arrange ; matters. In - a few minutes Maria was pre pared, aud in the filth and rags emerged into the street. She now took her course back toward the guillotine, and at length reached the square where the bloody work was still going Gradually she forced,her way through the crowd, and nearer aod nearer came to the scaffold. She even forced a laugh at several remarks she heard around her, but those laughs sounded strangely. She stood within the plat form, swept it with her eyes, but her brother was not there. Tb% cry was raised, "Thearistocrats are coming!" . Her heart fluttered violently, and •she felt a faitness come over her as she heard the tramp of the doomed men approaching. Her brother walked proudly aud fearlessly forward, aud as cend the steps that led to the block Up to this moment the strength of poor Maria had failed her, and she was un able to put her resolve into execution. But now a sister's love swelled up her heart, aod she recovered her strength. She sprang forward, burst ing through the line of guards, aDd ran up the steps. Grasping her brother by the haod, she said : "What does this mean ? It is only the aristocrats who are to die." "Away, woman!" exclaimed one The executioners. "No; 1 will not go away until you tell me why my brother is thus bound." "Your brother!" was the echo. "Well, who are you?" "I am Maria; don't you know me?" "The beggar girl ?" "Aye." "But this is not your brother." "It is Ask him—ask him " YouDg Antonio de Nantes had turned a scornful glance upon the maiden, but a light crossed his face, aod he mur mured, "Oh, my sister !" "Is this your brother?" asked Robespierre of the supposed beggar, advancing near her. "It is." "Does Maria speak the truth?" asked Robespierre. "She does," was the brother's reply. "Are you not de Nantes?" "I tell you I am her brother." "Why did you not tell us this be fore?" "I attempted to speak, but was si lenced." "But you might have declared your self. "You would not have believed me." "But your dress ?" "It belonged to an aristocrat—per haps, to him for whom I was taken." Robespierre advanced close to young Nantes and gazed earnestly in bis face; then he approached Marie and looked steadfastly into her eyes for a short time. It was a moment of trial for the poor girl. She trembled in spite of all her efforts to be calm. She almost felt that she was lost, when the human fiend whose word was law, turned and said : "Release the man." The chains were instantly removed, and Antonio de Nantes walked down from the scaffold, followed by his sister, while shouts rent the air, for they sup posed he was a commoner who had thus been saved. The young man worked his way through the crowd as rapidly as pos sible, leading Maria. They scarcely escaped it before the young girl fainted from the intensity of her feelings. The brother scarcely knew what to do, but a hand was laid on his arm and a voice said : "Bring her to my room again, she will be safe there. The brother conveyed her to the apartment of tbe pauper and asked of her : "Have you seen this female before?" "Yes, I know all about her," re turned the pauper. "She has done it, and I am glad." flefore the noble lady had rett}rh*4 to consciousness the brother had learned all. When she did so, they both sought more secure quarters after rewarding are the beggar girl as promised. Do you think Robespierre was really deceived ?" asked Maria de Nantes, j less?" a "Perhaps this was the ease; but if so, it was a deed of mercy, and was the only one that man ever did." "You are right. Antonio de Nantes was not again arrested, and lived happily with that sister who had so nobly periled her own life to save him, by personating the Beggar Girl of Paris. "I think not," returned the brother. "Then why did he order your re | lease?" "He saw your plan—he admired your courage. ..Could a fiend have done de Another Brutal Exhibition Inter* rupted. The Journal du Havre recounts-a terrible encounter between the lion tamer Bidet and a number of wild beasts. Bidel's custom was to go into the cage of these ferocious ani mals accompanied by a sheep, which was by his presence kept safe from at tack On a recent occasion he pro ceeded to the lion's cage, and his first act was to place the sheep on the back of a lioness, as he had frequently done before. No sooner had be done this than a powerful lion sprang upon the poor sheep and buried his teeth deep into a vital part of its body. There was a large number of spectators pres ent, aDd, Us may be imagined, the sud den act of the lion created an instant and general panic. Bidel atepped for ward, aod with the utmost coolness struck the Hod a blow on the mouth with a heavy sti ;k, which made him crouch and yell with pain, and throw his bleediDg victim trembling at the feet of the courageous performer. In another moment, however, all the wild beasts were lashed into fury by the sight of the blood, and no one in the assembly believed that Bidel could es cape. Preserving his presence of mind, however, he kept the other animals at bay until he had subdued the lion and chased him back to his cage. He then fought his way back through the other animals, and, amid the bravos of the assembly, came out triumphantly, car rying his wounded sheep with him. The poor animal, which a was great fa vorite of the lion tamer, has since died of his wounds. to I ye Keep Straight Ahead. Pay do attention to slanderers and gossip-moDgers. Keep straight on in your course, and let their back biting die the death of Deglect. What is the use of lying awake nights brooding over the remark of some false friend, that runs through your brain like lightning What is the use of getting into a worry and fret over gossip that has been set afloat to your disadvan tage, by some meddlesome busybody who has more time than character? These things cannot possibly injure you, unless indeed you take notice of them, and in combatting them give them standing and character. If what is said about you is true, set yourself right; if it is false, let it go for what it will fetch. If a bee stings you, would you go to the hive aod destroy it? Would not a thousand come upon you ? It is wisdom to say little respect ing the injuries you have received. We are generally losers iu the end, if we stop to refute all the backbitings aod gossipings we may bear by the way. They are annoying, it is true, but not dangerous, so long as we do not stop tto expostulate aud scold. Our characters are formed and sustained by ourselves, by our own actions and purposes, and not by others. Let us always bear in mind that "calumniators may usually be trusted to time, and the slow but steady, justice of public opinion." Sorrow and Joy. —Reader! did you ever notice immediately after the "mar riage" head, that the "obituary" fol lowed? Typical of the wedding hap piness and grief in this life. The chants and songs and glee of merry ones to-day will be broken hy wails to morrow, for the sods will be piled on the breast of some we thought not so near the grave. We read who are mar ried and wish them joy; a line below is the record of deaths, and we say mournfully, peace to their ashes. Sor row treads ou the heels of joy ; songs are hushed by the footfalls of death ; laughs are broken rudely—voices, no matter how musical, stilled in a moment. the has ent is as by dial in two the by tion one of half Hope is the most priceless boon to mortals given. Were it uot for its in fluence many would be plunged in the gulf of dark despair that now tread the ways of honor and glory. The past has been but a scene of bitter disap pointments and blighted hopes to many of us. Tbe present is the daily wit ness of tbe wreck of all life's sweetest joys ; but still hope shines like a star, and sheds its brilliant rays over the gloom, aud pictures fair visions to be disclosed in the iopenetrable future. Without its influence life woulfl be a desert deprived of every oasis. the Home and Happiness. How few of us who have happy homes appreciate them. We feel jeal ous of some of our frieDds and neigh bors who are able to have more expen sive ones than we have, and fitted more costly, forgetting the old saying "All is not gold that glitters were to stay a month at the so-called "homes," we would be glad to get back to our humble abodes, where, if the furniture is cheap and the ornaments many of them rude and made by our own hands, love, not discord, reigns and guides our actions. Home should be made as pleasant as possible. It should be the heart place —the place where the affections centre —the most entirely of all places on earth. Not necessarily in grandeur; for the humblest homes are happiest; if love and contentment dwell therein If we bright and pleasant, always fair* with a longing to be there, is a pleasant home. Let us then strive to make our homes both neat and tasteful, where each heart will rest happy, aud where the pureBt thoughts will linger. "'Tis home where th£ heart is, be it ever so humble.' How true this is, and how pleasant to be able to cherish happy thoughts of home—to know wherever we may be, that we have a home which will be made more homelike and happy by our presence. We cannot do too much to make our homes happy ones Wo want do jar there, nor anything else that will mar the pleasure and happiness of its inmates. I believe that if women would try as bard to make their homes pleasant, as they do to keep up to fashion in regard to dress, etc., the world would be much better off than it is. Do not think now that I am a sour old bachelor, for I belong to the opposite sex, and I believe in woman's rights so far as they contribute to home happiness and no further. Sanctified Real Estate. An old man, who said his name was Cartwright, sat by the stove in the jail at Kansas City. A friend of the old man came in, and after patting both hands on his knees and bending him self down, took a look at the ptisoner. The friend remarked : "I've come to git'm out." "Have you any real estate?" queried the officer "Yes." "How much is it worth ?" " "Dunno; it is iu a kind uv quiet place like, where real 'state don't 'pear to go up much." "Any improvements on it?" (Hesitatingly.j 'Spose we might call it sich ; it's been dug out !" "Dug out is good. Where is your property?" "Out yonder," he replied, pointing toward the window. "Well, out where ? asked the official sternly. The rough looking man seemed to soften, and with a kind of a faltering voioe, he said, in a low tone : "I reekou I didn't understand ye jis' now, mister. That piece uv property out yonder thar ye wouldn't be likely to take on him in the other room—the old man—but it's mighty precious property to me, mister. It's all I've got, too. 1 buried our little one thar, and I reokon you won't take the real 'state on the old roan." There was nothing more that ap peared humorous iu the friend, and those who had listened to him at first with a jeer relapsed into silence. A Marvel of Mechanism. One of the most peculiar pieces of mechanism in Boston, if uot in New England, is an eight-day clock now in the possession of Dr. A. P. Pierce, 41 East Newton street. It was manufac tured by A. J. Van Bergh, of Rotter dam, about a hundred years ago, and has upon its face some eighteen differ ent movements, all governed by the ordinary clock machinery. The month is represented by appropriate devices, January, for instance, by a man skat ing, May by a clown, who can change as often as the weather, the autumnal by pictorial reference to the crops, etc. The days of the week are shown by dial plates bearing the time-honored legends of the planets. A man fishes in a pool at the bottom of the dial, bringing up a fish every moment or two, two old-fashioned wind mills work by the strikiog arrangements, while a clock in a miniature church tower keeps time corresponding to that manifested by the large dial itself. To crown all there is a wonderfully musical chime of BÜver bells, which can be set in opera tion at any time to play any one of six French, Prussian and Dutch' tunes, one of which gives timely warning of the strikiog of every hour aud half hour. The clock also strikes the quarters with a distinctive knell. The clock was imported by Messrs. Do)) $ Richards, apd set pp hy Mr. Qeorge H. Elson, of Reacon street. -»■ W ii at word is that in tbe English language the first two letters of which siguify a man, the first three a woman, the first four a great man, and the «hol« * great woman ? Heroins. A Romance of Chicago. Yesterday evening a pale, thin wo man, meanly clad, was seen shivering on their doorstep of a fashionable man sion on Ashland avenue. Her whole jeal up : the our as on ; appearance betokened poverty and The master of the house, a misery. comparatively young man, clad in a costly fur overcoat, raD up the steps at the same moment, and gave the poor creature a quarter, which she received with profuse manifestations of gratitude It seems romantic, but it is a fact, that we eleven jears ago that young woman lived in that same mansion, the beauti ful, accomplished, and idolized daugh ter of wealthy parents. Two suitors sought her baud—one was a fashion able young man, the other a plumber's apprentice, who, while visiting her father's lordly mansion to thaw out the water pipes, saw and loved the beauti ful apparition. He preferred his suit iu a blunt, manly .style, told har that his time would soon be oat, and showed her how the bills were made oat to meet her objection as to his lack of fortune. The haughty and infatuated girl rejected his suit and married the handsome young man, with whom she set up housekeeping in tl)e eostly man sion on Ashland avenue. Wonderful are the alternatives of fortune ! The plumber rose steadily, became wealthy, and purchased the family mansion when the young husband was compel! ed, through going short on No. 2 spring at an inopportnne moment, to sell out his property. The young husband took to drink, and was finally buried in a pauper's grave, and last evening his starving widow asked and received alms on the doorstep of a house formerly her own from the hand of her dis carded plumber lover, now its owner and millionare .—Chicago Tribune. so to A New Way to Pay Old Debts. In a trial held by the United States Commissioner in Boston, on Tuesday last, the case being that of Isaac H. Frothingham, charged with embezzle ment in the Bostou postoffice, evidence was introduced showing a carious state of affairs in that office under the late Postmaster Bart. One of the wit nesses, HcDry S. Adams, oashier, testi fied "that in the spring of 1874, while the postoffice was in* the old South Church, they commenced to receive postal cards; that shortly thereafter 125,000 were missed, and that witness, Mr. Frothingham, and Mr. Dommett (another clerk) Agreed to pay the value of them, which amounted to some $1,250, by paying so much per month; that Mr. Domoiett's salary was raised $20 a month, Mr. Frothingham's $15, and witness' $300 a year for the pur pose of enabling them to pay for the cards.' The idea of raising the sala ries of postoffice clerks in order to en able them to reimburse the loss to the government arising from the thefts of one of them is deoidedly original. If this plan bad been adopted in regard to the officials implicated in the stealings of the Whisky Ring, what colossal salaries some of Grant's partienlar friends would have pocketed !— N. T Sun. Prentice on "Sometimes." —It is the sweet, sweet song, warbled to and fro among the topmost boughs of the hearth, and filling the whole air with such joy and gladness as the songs of the birds do when the summer morning comes out of the darkness, and day is boru on the mountain. We have all our possession in the future which we call " sometimes. aod singing birds are there ; only our haods seldom grasp the one or onr ears bear the other. But, oh, reader, be of good cheer, for all the good there is a golden "sometimes," when the hills and the valleys of time are all passed ; when the wear and fever, the disap pointments and sorrows of life are over, then there is a place of rest appointed Ob, homestead, over whose roof fall no shadows or clouds; and over whose threshold the voice of sor row never is heard; built upon the eternal hills aDd standing with thy spires and pinnacles of celestial beauty among the palm trees of the city on high, those who love God shall rest under thy shadows,' where there is no more sorrow or pain, nor sound of weeping, " somewhere ." Beautifal flowers of God. A Scare for Mr. Morton. —A Mississippi planter stopping at the Ar lington House, Washington, was hrag ging about the very superior quality of some grapes that he raised ou bis premises. Senator Morton happened to be standing near at the time, and carelessly putting in bis oar, observed : "May I take the liberty of asking, sir, what kind of manure you use ?" The Missis8ippian surveyed his ques tioner a few seconds, and then gravely replied ; ' Dead niggers." The horrified Senator fell baok in it uuconquered; Democratic barbarities; Massaore of blacks ; Dead Biggera ; Hamburg grapes ."—Brooklyn Argus, j good order, hauled a little blank book out of his coat pocket aud promptly made the following memoranda ; "Speech—Amnesty impossible; South fförfcftf». Your business will surely be attend ed to if you do it yourself. Soft words and soft water should abundant in every home; God gives every bird its food, does not throw it into the nest. Life cannot subsist in society but reciprocal concesaions. What is virtue but a medicine, vice but a wound?— Hooker. Humility is the solid foundation all the virtues .—Chinese Saying. If we dive to the bottom of pleasure we are sure to bring up dirt. Sin has a great many tools, but a is the handle which fits them all. The appreciation of noble deeds the next thing to being noble ourselves. The discovery of a process bss been made by which ashes oan be converted into a solid mass as hard as marble. He that speaks the truth will find himself in sufficient dramatic situations. —Christopher North. When you get into hot water go your friends ! You'll find them cool enough. In plain truth, it is not want, bnt rather abundance, that creates avarice. — Montague. He enjoys much who is thankful for little. A grateful mind is à great mind.— Seeker. It is surely very narrow policy that supposes money to be the chief good.— Johnson. Not the oaks of intelleet but the blossoms of the heart are twisted into the wreath of fame. Tragic satire ! The author of "The Art of Becoming a Millionaire" has just died of starvation in France. An exenange wants to know, since w-o-r-k is pronounced wirk, why pork should not be pronounoed pirk ? A great many persons wish to live their lives over again, because they see where they might have sinned, and didn't. In life it is difficult to say who does you the most mischief—enemies with the worst intentions, or friends with the best. Honesty and happiness seem to be alike in this particular—those «ho have the most of either seem to make the least of it. The dove with the olive branch, coming to set the rest of the creation free, was, after all, the true messenger of happiness. * The Carthaginian inscriptions to the number of 2,084, whioh went down in the Magenta, have been all safely re covered by the divers. The Governor of Virginia pardoned a criminal on condition that he shall ardent spirits, wine, or any Dever use other intoxicating beverage. An English medical journal says that women are getting the monopoly of neuralgia because so much of their heads is exposed to the air. Delmonico ia to have the main res taurant at the Centennial, whieh is a guarantee to the hungry visitor of a very good dinner for about $12. Said a dry goods dealer: "Of coarse we lose money on every piece of these goods, but, my detr madam, wo sell such enormous quantities of them." Live to be useful. Live to give light. Live to accomplish the end for which you were made, and quietly and steadily shine on, trying to do good. It is curious to note the old sea mar gins of human thought ; eaeh subsiding century reveals some new mystery ; 'we build where monsters used to hide themselves.— Longfellote. There are moments when the two worlds, the earthly and the spiritual, sweep by near to each other, and when earthly day and heavenly night tonch each other in the twilight.. If we would arrive at real greatness of soul, we should consider the greater the wroog is, the nobler to pardon it, and the more justifiable revenge would prove, so mach the more honor there is in clemency. The subterranean gallery of the new St. Gotha rd tunnel will be 15*000 me tres long. It U not expected that the opening will take place before 1880, as the drift advances bat seven metres per day. If tho obimuey-glass of a lamp be cut with a diamond on the convex side. it will never crack, as the ineisiou affords room for expansion produced by the heat, and the glass, after it is eoo), returns to its original shape. Heroine is, perhaps, as peculiar a word as any iu the language ; the two first letters of it are male, the three firat female, the four first a brave man, aud the whole a brave woman. It runs thus: He, her, hero, heroine. Never attempt to do anything that is not right. Just so surely as you do. you will get into trouble. Sin always brings sorrow sooner or later. If you ever suspeot that anything ia wicked, do it uot until you are sure that your suspicions are groundless.