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♦ fan 4 n ♦ « NO. 25. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE IT, 1876. . VOL. IX. dumber and Hardware. LINDLEY & KEMP, —DEALERS IN— HARDWARE, AND Agricultural Implements, IN FOARD k COHEGYS' WAREHOUSE, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. HARDWARE DEPARTMENT. Iron and Steel, Horse and Mule Shecs, Horse Nails, Blacksmith Supplies, Chain Traces, Harnes, Trowels, Nails, Spikes, Locks, Hinges, Bolts, Files, Chisels, Levels, Planes, Bevels, Wrenches, Picks, Mattocks, Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Long and Short Arms, Clips, Springs, Enameled Cloth, Gnm Canvass, Ac. A complete stock of TOOLS and Supplies for Carpenters, Builders, Masons, Sadlers, Shoemakers and others, with many House furnisbing articles. We invite the public to call and examine our prices. Paints, Oils, Turpentine, Glass and Putty, CHEAPEST AND BEST. CUCUMBER WOOD PUMPS. Agricultural Department. Farheb's Feiend, Heckendem, Wiley, Con cave and Moore PLOWS; Plow Castings, Grindstones, Pumps, Scales, Corn Shelters, Churns, Shovels, Forks, Spades, Hoes and Kakes, jf®-No trouble to show goods, [mar 18 Lumber ? Hardware. G. E. HUKILL, Successor to J. B. FENIM0BE & CO., Opposite the R. R. Depot, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, dealer in all kinds of Lumber, Hardware, and General Building Material, Sash, Doors, Shutters, Blinds, and Mouldings, Paints, Oils, Var nishes, Glass and Putty, Bricks, Building Lime, Hair, Etc. Constantly on harfd. —ALSO— <*■ AVERILL CHEMICAL PAINT TOWN AND COUNTRY PAINT, ) (Ready-mixed.) "Blatcbley's" Celebrated Cucumber Wood Pumps and everything in the building line. Having made arrangements with large wholesale dealers, I shall be prepared to fur nish large bills of Lumber for buildings, such I may not have in stock, direct from whole sale dealers, thereby securing the lowest prices possible to be obtained. Give me a call, and get my prices, before Feb 5-ly. as purchasing elsewhere. WORDEN Plains ail MoiWinc Mills, Sash, Door, Blind and Peach Baiket Factory, AND LUMBER YARD. I would call attention to my large stock of white pine Hemlock Lumber always in stock Also, Sash, Doors, Blinds, Shutters A Mould, ings, which I will sell at city prices. Buying my lumber by the cargo, 1 am enabled to offer extraordinary inducements in prices. In quiries by mail receive prompt attention. All kinds of mill work to order. Peach baskets a specialty in their season. F J. E. WORDEN, Smyrna, Del. Jan 1—6m APRIL. 1875. HARDWARE, PAINTS, AND cucumber wood pomps. a-. E. HTJKILL —successor to— J. B. FENIMORE St CO., DEALER in LUMBER AND GENERAL BUILDING MA TERIAL. HARDWARE—Building, Household and Agricultural. PAINTS—"AVERILL" and "TOWN and COUNTRY 11 colors ; ready mixed ; the best and cheapest —in quarts, gallons and larger packages. PUMPS—"BLATCHLEY'S" CUCUMBER WOOD—acknowledged the best. m STOVE m TIN STORE in Middletown. Eliason & Benson, Manufacturers and Dealers in STOVES, HEATERS, RANGEES, AND TIN WARE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. We have in stock the most popular and best Parlor, Cook and Room Stove manufac tured, amoBg them may be found the Home Delight, Morning Light, Florentine, Tuscan, 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 jn this market. Stoves repaired on the shortest notice. Roofing and spooling a specialty. We hope by giving our personal attention to business, and making moderate charges to receive a share of the public patronage. Give us a call. ELIASON A BENSON, Middletown, Del. CORPORATION OFFICERS. Town Commissioners.— T. E. Hura, Presi dent; Tüos. Massey, Jr., Secretary; Jas. H. Scowdrick, G. W. Wilson, Wm. W. Wilson. Assessor—C. E. Anderson. Treasurer. —Isaac Jones. Justice or the Peace. —DeW. C. Walker. Constable and Policeman.—L. B. Lee. Lamplighter.— L. B. Lee. 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 of Academy.— T. S. Stevens. OFFICERS OF CITIZENS' NAT'L BANK. Directors.— Henry Clayton, B. Gibbe, B. T. Biggs, John A. Reynolds, James Culbert , B. C. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B. Cazier, Joseph Biggs. President. —Henry Clayton, Cashier. — J. R. Hall. Teller. —John S. Crouch. son DIRECTORS OF TOWN HALL CO. J. M. Cox, Pres.; Samuel Penington, Sec.; J. R. Hall, Treas.; R. A. Cochran, Jas. Cul bertson, Jas. H. Scowdrick, Wm. H. Barr. CHURCHES. Forest Presbyterian. —Rev. John Patton, D. D., Pastor. Divine service every Sunday at 10.30 a.m. and T.30p.m. Sunday School at 9 a. m. Lecture on Wednesdays at Ï.30 p. . Sunday School in the Chapel at Arm strong's every Sunday at 2.30 p. St. Anne's Protestant Episcopal.— Rev. Wm.C. Butler, Rector. On Sundays—Morning Prayer, 10.30 a. m.: Evening Prayer, 1:00 p.m. Sunday School, 9 a. m. Evening Prayer on Fridays at 5 o'clock. Methodist Episcopal, —Rev. L. C. Matlack, D. D., Pastor. Service every Sunday at 10.30 a. m. and T.30 p. m. Sunday School at 9.30 a. m. and 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on Thursdays at 7.30 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. m m. MASONIC. Adoniram Chapter No. 5, R. A. M. Meets in Masonic Hall on the second and fonrth 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. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Damon Lodge, No. 12 Meets every Friday g at 8 o'clock. Lodge room in the Hall. evenin Town I. O. 0. F. Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every Thursday evening at 7J o'clk. Lodge Room in Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square. BUILDING AND LOAN. Middletown B. A L. Association. —Samuel Penington, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Secretary. Meets the first Thursday of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. Mutual Loan Association of Middletown. — Jas. H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Sec retary. Meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8 o'clock, p. m. on AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION. Penins. Agricultural and Pomolooical As sociation.— Wm. R. Cochran, President and Chairman of Board of Managers; J. B. Nan dain, Secretary. Annual Meeting fourth Sat urday in January. Next annual fair will be held on October 4th, 5th and 6th, 1876. DIAMOND STATE BRASS BAND. Meets for practice every Monday evening at 8 o'clock. DELAWARE RAILROAD. Passenger trains going North leave at 7.07 8.33 a m and 3.59 p m ; going South at 10.42 am, and 7.34 and 8.52 p m. Freight trains with passenger car attached, going North, leave at 8.05 p m ; going South, at 2.40 a m. POST OFFICE. Office Hours. —Opens at 6 30 a m and closes at 9 p m every day except Sunday Mails for the North close at 8.15 a m, and 3.40 p m. Mail for the South closes at 10 15 a is. Mails for Odessa close at 10.23 am and 8.S0 P m - Mails for Warwick, Sassairas and Cecilton close at 10.23 a m. C . „ . . LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, *c. neatly and promptly repared. Always on band and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil I er Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea Spo o ns , Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear-Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac. STAGE LINES. Stage for Odessa, with U. S. Mail, leaves shortly after arrival of the 10.43 am and 8.52 p m mail trains. Stages for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton leave shortly after arrival of the 10.43 a m traj£. WE STILL LIVE. THE OLD BANK YET ON TOP! The Oyster trade having closed, we have commenced the Ice Cream season by putting np a Horse Power, which enables us to supply ICIEJ CIR/IELA-IM. IN ANY QUANTITY that may be desired—from 1 gallon to 100, daily—upon short notice. Our CONFECTIONERY, CAKE, —AND— FEUIT DEPARTMENT is full, os usual. Children's TOYS constant ly on hand. On and after MAY 20th, we will sell ICE to all who may want it to the amonnt of 5 lbs. daily, at our store from 8 to 9 o'clock in the morning. No Ice sold after 9 o'clock and none delivered without the CASH DOWN ! and in no quantity of less than 5 lbs. E. B. RICE & CO. may 6—tf Agents. THOMAS MASSEY, Jr., CLOCK 'And Watch Maker, Main Street, next door to National Hotel Middletown, Delaware AGENT FOR DeVINNY'S SPECTACLES. Dec. 12—tf. A Legend of Lake Saratoga. BY JOHN G. SAXE. A lady stands besids the silver lake; "What," said the Mohawk, "wouldst thou have me do ?" "AcrosE the water. Sir, be pleased to take Me and my children in thy bark canoe. "Ah I" said the chief, "thou know'st not, I think, The legend of the lake—hast never heard That in its wave the stoutest boat will sink, If any passenger speak but a word ? "Full well we know the Indian's strange belief," The lady answered, with a civil smile ; 'But take us o'er the water, mighty chief, In rigid silence we will sit the while." Thus they embarked, tjjit ere the little boat Was half across the lake, the woman gave Her tongue its wonted play !—but still they float, And pass in safety o'er the ntmost wave ! Safe on the shore the warrior looked amazed, Despite the stoic calmness of bis race. No word he spoke, but long the Indian gazed In moody silence on the woman's face. "What think you now ?" the lady gayly said, "Safely to land your frail canoe is brought I No harm you see, has touched a single thread ; So superstition ever comes to naught. Smiling, the Mobawk said, "Our safety shows That God i3 merciful to old and young ; Thanks to the Great Spirit—well He knows That pale-faced woman cannot hold her tongue !" GOOD INTENTIONS. "Nellie, you will attend to that mat ter?' said George Dale, coming back into the breakfast room. "Certainly, George,' answered his wife, sipping her ooffee. "And immediately, please. I have no doubt the poor man needs the money. You know his wife has been ill so long.' "Oh, yes; I had forgotten about that. I will send over some wine at the same time. I intended to last week." "Yes, do. Wine is no doubt a rarity there, and it will do the poor woman good,' replied George, closing the door and hurrying off. Ten days after, when George Dale came in to dinner, he said : "I saw Grey a few moments ago.— Poor fellow! be looks miserable. Is there any odd job in the hoase he can do ? I want to help him whenever we can. Can't yon make up a parcel of provisions and send it over with a little more wine? At the same time tell John to ask him to come here. I will look about, and find something be can do.' Nellie Dale uttered an exclamation, which caused her husband to ask anxi ously : "What is it? "What ails you, Nellie ?' "Oh, George, I forgot all about sending that money, and the wine.— Please don't look so angry. I am so sorry.' "Iam not angry, Nellie; but very, sorry and truly mortified at this: What mnst the poor man think of me? I professed to be so much interested in him, and gave him my word he should have the money that day. His family may have really suffered during this bitter cold weather. Where is the money ? I will go with it immediately While Nellie was packing up some delicacies to send to Mrs. Grey, she glanced up frequently at her husband's stern face. Wishing to offer some apology for failing to do as she was de sired, she said: "Ob, George, that day I had so many things to attend to —so many callers. I am very sorry. I intended folly to help Mrs. Grey's family as much as I could—' "Well, well, Nellie, it can't be help ed now. We must do tha best we can to make amends, that is all. Send over the basket by John. I must make haBte with the money.' Mrs. Dale despatched the man ser vant soon after, laden with many com forts for the sick woman. Half an hoar after, George Dale re turned, looking very much troubled.— Nellie almost feared to ask the cause. At length she said : "You look wor ried, George. Did yon find Mr. Grey needed the money very much ?' Her husband looked earnestly at her an instant, and then simply answered : "Yes.' Nellie, wishing to draw his mind from what she had failed to do, to the amends she had tried to make, asked : "Did Mrs. Grey seem pleased with the things ? I sent her a soft warm shawl to wrap about her wheD she sits np.' "Nellie, I am sorry to add to the feeliDga of regret that I know you truly feel. Mrs. Grey will never sit up on earth agaiD.' "Oh, is she so very ill?' Nellie asked, with a sharp tinge of self reproach. "She is dead.' "Dead !' exclaimed Nellie. "Oh, if I only fed thought. I did intend to do all yon wished, and more. Perhaps she might have died, anyhow. George surely you do not think that my neglect—' "Killed her? Certainly not, child. Bnt, Nellie, we should both have felt better about this if we had done what we could to help them. It is very an noying to have our hearts filled with regrets. We will not talk any more about it now. Only try and remember in the future that 'good intentions' pro fit no one.' Nellie did very well for some time after this, and her husband congratu lated himself upon the happy ohange. They were and both liberal and charitably in clined. . Nellie, however, was very fashionable d . l t ; ' . u a ? a T8r ".» 1 v » time i was tauen up always With the latest whims of society, of which she was a great belle, not withstanding she was a wife and a ° molner - e of abundant means, A few months after this, Nellie's brother, who was a naval officer, re turned from a three years' omise. — While sitting with his sister one day, he drew from his pocket a faded silk parse, saying : "Yesterday I was olear ing out my sea chest and found this.— Dora made it for me many years ago, when I first went to the Mediterranean. How well I remember her trotting me about with her, to show me off in my midshipman's uniform. Poor, dear Dora ! I suppose you have heard noth ing of her during my absence, Nellie ?' "No, nothing.' "Have you ever sought to, Nellie? You know, although not our own sister, she was our father's child, and he loved her very dearly.' "I know she broke bis heart. her running away and marrying that worthless fellow caused papa's death. I suppose he has drunk him self out of the world long before this. But don't let us talk about them. I don't like even Jo think that there is, or ever was, a Dora Bartlett,' Nellie said ; and trying to turn the conversa tion,'asked : "Are you going with me this evening to the reception ?' "Nellie, Nellie,' returned Captain Bartlett, shaking his head, "why are you so completely absorbed in the gaie ties of life ? Do you ever think of any thing serious ? I don't want to talk of receptions, or anything of the kind. I want to talk and think of my sister.— You were too young to remember much of her, or you would not feel so. She was a very lovely girl, and very loving, too. If I had not been in foreign parts, much from home, I should have found her, or known something of her whereabouts.' "Suppose you should find them; their position must be so, so—well, very different from ours—it would be very embarrassing to say the least,' re joined Nellie. "Position! Suppose it is—I don't how humble—I know we are of the same blood, her, I would rejoice truly,' Captain Bartlett said, with much warmth. Just about this time the ladies of Nellie's circle had formed a charitable society, and it being quite fashionable to "do the benevolent,' Nellie was well pleased to spend her money thus. A cold, confining her to the house, prevented her accompanying her friends on their rounds of mercy. However, to her were assigned the needy in her immediate neighborhood, a list of whom "Only three,' her I ! I ; I'm sure so a care Oh, if I could find severe was handed her. friend Miss Hunt said. "Oh, indeed, I do not see how I can I've So very many things on my Here, Kate dear, take do it. mind now. this,' handing two sovereigns, "and do get what they need just now, and let off, won't you? Nellie pleaded, always ready to shift off any extra care. "Well, yes,'replied her friend; "but certainly you can give some little thought to one family quite near here widow with three children. They very destitute Come to the win dow ; I will show you. You see that house at the end of the by-street? There they are. We got permission for them to occupy a couple of rooms. The house has been untenanted for a long while about the title. As it was going to destruction, they are willing that Mrs. Gant should stay there and take eare of it. Now you must look out for these folks. They are provided with suffi cient for about three days. After that I leave them to you. In the mean time, if you are disposed, you can send them some soup or anything. Will you promise to remember them ? "Oh, yes; I can attend to them" returned Nellie. "May I rest easy ooncerniug them?' her visitor asked. "Certainly. Let me see, this is Monday ; Wednesday or Thursday morning. All right : I will remember, and send my brother, if I am not well enough. He delights in Buch errands,' Nellie said. * The thrqe days bad passed. Nellie had been so busy examining, admiring, and displaying the handsome presents from India and China, which her brother had brought her, that all thoughts of the widow across the way had entirely escaped her mind. She had fully intended to do so much, par ticularly for the children. She had lots of things she was going to send them. One week from the day she had pro mised to take care of Mrs. Gant, Cap tain Bartlett came in, saying: "It is going to be a bitter cold night, and I am afraid a great deal of suffering too. I wish I could provide fuel for all the poor, and feel that all about ns had a good supper and a warm bed to-night. I feel more for the old folks and chil dren. Did you send round some of those preserves to the poor ones in the neighborhood, Nellie? "Oh, dear, dear!' cried Nellie. "What is the matter ?' "Why, enough I'm frightened to think what the conseqnenee may be !' her mind reverting to Mrs. Gray.— "I forgot to look after a family near Mrs. Gant, a poor widow. Dear, dear, I'm ao very sorry ! I have so mach to think of. I intend-' "Oh, Nellie, those good intentions said her brother. me —a are There is some trouble a again, "Hush ! Don't talk to me. Go— do.. I will show you. Come to the door,' Nellie urged, almost crying. Captain Bartlett followed her. Point ing to the house, she said : "There is a child at the door now. Oh, how dreadfully cold it is ! Do make haste !' Her brother sped away to do her bidding. Hours passed and he returned not. Nellie for a while felt quite uneasy, but at length quieted her fears with the thought of her brother's meeting with some of his old friends and going with them. It was near ten o'clock when she heard his step in the hall. Opening the drawing-room door, she called, "Oh, you truant! Come in and give an account of yonrself. Five hoars absent— She checked the light words as he entered. What a change those few hours had worked into his features ! Not as usually smiling he approaohed her, hut with eyes full of sadness, as he said: "Nellie I have found our sister.' "Dora found I How? Where?' cried Nellie, with more astonishment than pleasure in her tone. "Yon sent me to her.' "I? I don't understand what you mean. I sent yon?' "Yes ; to the widow, Mrs. Gant you called her—Dant is the name. I went, and found Dora, starving—aye, starv ing to death, I feared. One of her babies was released from hanger and cold ; another suffering fearfully. And the poor mother, half-crazed with grief, sat holding the lifeless form of the one, and trying to keep the other warm by wrapping her own garment round it and pressing it closer to her bosom—the dead on one arm, the dying, perhaps, on the other.' "Oh, don't tell me ! Can such things be? No, no, you want to frighten me —to punish my neglect. Why did she not send to us ?' "Nellie, I would not trifle with you —I could not ; my heart is too full of I trust Dora and the two re sorrow. maining children can be restored to health. Of one I have doubts, how Why she did not send was this: Miss Hunt went from you to her, and told her you would take care of them. As you failed. to do so, she thought, poor thing, that you had discovered who she was, and therefore would not help her. Once she sent the oldest girl ; you remember the day you order ed the servants not to have you dis turbed. The child's not being allowed to see you confirmed her fear ; and without food, without fire, I found them.' "Oh, Edgar! Oh, what can I do? Heaven knows I forgot. I intended to do right. Take me to her, brother.— Don't let her think me so cruel !' Nellie ever. cried. "I cannot take you to-night. Rest assured she is as comfortable as possi ble I have placed them in the Gentle womans Home. The kind nurses there know best what to do for them. They will have every care there, even were they without money or friends, but I placed a sum ample to command all they can possibly need. To-morrow, should you feel inclined, I will take you to our sister.' "I shall never, never forgive myself. And George—oh, be will never place any confidence in me again ! What can I do to Edgar ?' "Nellie, George will never know it, I trust. And, my dear sister promise me, in future, to do at once the good deeds your heart prompts. Think less of fashion and dress, dear, and more of heaven's needy children, that are round about you everywhere. You have a kind, loving heart, Nellie, and yonr intentions are always good. But, oh, you have seen to-day the result of good intentions.' How to Become a Millionaire. Yon must be a very able man, as nearly all the millionaires are. You must devote your life to the getting and keeping of other men's earnings. You must eat the bread of careful ness and must rise up early and lie down late. You must care little or nothing about other men's wants, or sufferings, or disappointments. You mnst not mind it that yonr great wealth involves many others in poverty. You must not give away money ex cept for a material equivalent. You must not go meandering about Nature, nor spend yonr time enjoying air, earth, sky, or water, for there is no money in it. You must never embark in any en terprise that will build np the place you live in, but wait until the public spirited men have built railroads, etc., then buy the stock at a discount. You must never give to the widow or orphan a thought, or consider that they have any claims upon yonr human ity or charity. You mnst make money your god ; interest your faith; and large posses sions the heaven yon covet. And, when dying, give away a few pence to heaven. You must not distract your thoughts from the great purpose of your life with the charms of art and literature. You mnst not let philosophy or re ligion engross you during the secular time. You must not allow your wife or children to occupy much of yonr valu able time and thoughts. You must never permit the fascina tions of friendship to inveigle you into making loans, however small. You must abandon all other ambi tions or purposes, and finally— Yon must be prepared to sacrifice ease and all fanciful notions you may have about tastes and luxuries and en joyments during most, if not all, of your natural life. If you think the game is worth the candle—you can die rich—some of you can American Wonders. —The greatest cataract in the world is the Falls of Niagara. The greatest cave in the world is the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky. The greatest river in the world is the Mississippi, 4,100 miles long. The largest valley in the world is the Mississippi Valley. The largest lake in the world is Lake Superior, which is truly an inland sea, being four hundred and thirty miles long and one thousand feet deep. The largest railroad in the world is the Pacific Railroad, whioh is over three thousand miles in length. The greatest natural bridge in the world is the Natural Bridge over Cedar creek, in Virginia. The greatest mass of solid iron in the world is the great Iron Mountain in Missouri. On# of tho attract ions of the Pari» Exhibition of 1878 is to be the largest balloon ever made. It will contain 18,000 cubic metres of gas, and is tobe 23 to 34 metres in diameter. The oar will hold fifty persons. Adios A Mejico. Farewell to Montezuma's halls, Mexico, my Mexico ! And Tenocbtitlan's crumbling walls, Mexico, my Mexico I To Ahuitzotli's fallen throne ; His Toltic sacrificial stone, And Aztec towers of human bone— Mexico, my Mexico 1 Farewell, thou "Noche Triste" tree, Mexico, my Mexico 1 Tezcuca's briny, shimmering sea, Mexico, my Mexico 1 Farewell, Cholula's pyramid, The wonder of the conquering Cid, Now left to owl and katydid, _ Mexico, my Mexico I Farewell, Puebla, Western Rome, Mexico, my Mexico 1 And Orizaba's ice-crowned cone, Mexico, my Mexico I Farewell, Pachuca's sweet-toned bell, Kissed by Iberian Isabel And hoary Popocatepetl, Mexico, my Mexico 1 War-scathed Chapultepec, farewell, Mexico, my Mexico ! And Guadalupe's priest-bound spell, Mexico, my Mexico I Farewell, Chinampa's floating lands, Where dark-eyed Indian maiden bands Push their canoes o'er golden sands, Mexico, my Mexico 1 Iztaccihoatl, bleak and pale, Mexico, my Mexico? "White Lady," with the snow-wreath veil, Mexico, my Mexico ! Thou lookest o'er eternally, Yon Venice and its lovely sea, As Alps look down on Italy, Mexico, my Mexico I Land of the bright and sunny clime, Mexico, my Mexico I Zapote sweet and juicy lime, Mexico, my Mexico I Italia of the Western world, Where mountain peak on peak is hnrled, And Nature's ensign full unfurled, Mexico, my Mexico I Long may thy palm trees grandly wave, Mexico, my Mexico I The plantain and the rich guave, Mexico, my Mexico I No frost-wind chills thy tropic plains Or nips tby byper-juiey canes, Where cafetal and reiga, Mexico, my Mexico l Long may thy unmatched ralleys bloom, Mexico, my Mexico ! With flowers that cloy us with perfume, Mexico, my Mexico t Long live tby vine-clasped chaparrals, Thy scarlet-crested cardinals And mocking-birds' sweet madrigals, Mexico, my Mexico ! Long live thy dark cocoa groTes, Mexico, my Mexico I Tby orange orchards, green alcoves, Mexico, my Mexico ! Where humming birds float on the air, With gorgeous plumage, bright and rare, beanty triumphs everywhere, Mexico, my Mexico I Long may thy bine, resplendent skies, Mexico, my Mexico I Look on thee with their starry eyes, Mexico, my Mexico 1 Oh I Southern Cross of tropic night, Thy constellation, clear and bright, Fills my rapt sonl with pare delight, Mexico, my Mexico ! Farewell to orange, melon, date, Mexico, my Mexico I To Pulque and tby chocolate, Mexico, my Mexico I Never can I forget the hoars I've whiled away in thy bright bowers, Midst loveliest scenes and sweetest flowers Mexico, my Mexico 1 My foot is on thy coral shore, Mexico, my Mexico I Its green waves kiss the boatman's oar, Mexico, my Mexico ! Soon will a thousand leagues between This land of all my life-long dream And me, with dear ones, intervene— Mexico, my Mexico I Vera Cruz, April 4, 1876. And B. F. C. TennjBon at Home. Here is a little story told me by Gen eral Schenck: "He was traveling with bis party in the Isle of Wight. Their guide was extremely attentive, showing with true insular pride the mansions of various noblemen, with their splendid grounds, and dwelling with special emphasis upon the number of retainers kept by each. At last, coming sud denly upon a picturesque cottage, whose climbing vines and nioely kept lawn proolaimed the taste of its owner, the visitors inquired who he might be.— 'Only a very plain country gentleman, sir, as comes down 'ere now and then, an' lives very quiet like ; nobody would know anything about, sir ? I beliave as 'is name is Tennyson 1' and the cicerone was harrying on— "Tennyson's cottage ! 0, stop ! we must have a look !" chorussed the lady travellers. The carriage was stopped, but the driver was nttterly unable to comprehend the sudden interest. "Mayhap yon know him?" said he interrogatively, and his ignorance was so delicious that the ladies delighted themselves by drawing him ont. They declared they had heard of Mr. Tenny son in distant America, and insisted that be, who lived so near, must know something abont him. "He may bo summst np in Lunnon, bnt down 'ere, sir, he makes no show at all, sir; he lives mostly alone." Then, ai if to. stamp Mr. Tennyson's utter insignifi cance, he added : "He keeps only one man, sir, and sleeps out of the 'ouse." Snoh is fame. Silence. —Some persons think that they know what silence is, but they may not he so sure of it after reading the discussion of the scientists on this grateful topic. "Preyer define»silence as a state of uniform minimum excita tion of the auditory nerve-fibres, and joins issue with Fechner and others who deny its claim to be regarded as a tive form of sensation at all. Fechner distinguishes between the effect of ab sence of light upon the eye, and that of absence of sonnd upon the ear ; black he regards as a sensation, silenoe as an absence of all sensation. Preyer points oat, on the contrary, that the two easea are in every way analogous, and that the auditory organ never sinks, any more than the retina, below the zero of sensation. The pressure of the fluid contents of the lybyrinth, and the flow of blood through the vessels, mast give rise to sensations of which we are un conscious only because of their uni formity, their constancy, and their low degree of intensity. Silence, when the attention is concentrated on the sense of hearing, is found to vary in degree, jnst a s the blackness of t h e visual field, when light is exoluded from the eye, has been observed to vary. II The wills of most old gentleman are very decidedly wilful. Keeping at it. A man who inherits wealth may be gin and worry through threescore years and ten without any eery definite objeot. In driving, in foreign travel, in hunting and fishing, in elnb houses and society, he may manago to pass away his time; but he will hardly be happy. It seems to be necessary to health that the powers of a man be trained upon some object and steadily held there day after day, year after year while vitality lasts. There may time in old age when the fnnd of vitality will have sank so low that he can fellow no consecutive labor without such a draft upon his forces that sleep cannot restore them. Then and not before, he should stop work. But, so long as a man has vitality to spare upon work it must be need, or it will become a sonrce of grievous, harassing discontent. The man will not know what to do with himself; and when he has reached snch a point as that, he is unconsciously digging a grave for himself, and fashioning his own coffin. Life needs a steady chan nel to ran in—regular habits of work and of sleep. It needs a steady, stimu lating aim—a tread towards something. An aimless life can never be happy, or for a long period healthy. Said a rich widow to a gentleman, still laberipg beyond his needs : Don't stop ; keep at it. The words that were in her heart were : If my husband had not stopped he would hie alive to-day. And that, she thought was doubtless trtie. A greater shock can hardly befall a who has been aetive than that which he experiences when, having lie linqnished his pursuits, he finds nnnsed time and nnused vitality hanging upon his idle hands and mind. The carrent of life is thus thrown into eddies, or settled into a sluggish pool, and he begins to die.— Dr. J. G. Hdland. come a man Prove All Things. Investigation is right,and research is a duty,bnt investivation is not sneering, nor does research consist in retailing second-hand falsehoods and exploded theories. Our great trouble with many un believers is, they have never carefully investigated the things they condemn. There are hosts of infidels who never read the bible through and we have never seen one yet who had even a moderate acquaintance with the reasons why intelligent men believe the Bible. They have read a few objections, a few cavils, a few sneers and a few mis statements, and then have made up their minds, like the Dntoh justice who, having heard the plaintiffs evidence carefully through, ruled ont all the defendants' evidence at once, saying, "It is no nse ; de plaintiff has got his case.' Another more serions fact is, that multitudes of unbelievers have no moral earnestness, and do not care a button what truth is, any way. Yon may prove what yon please, and they will think what they like, and act as they like, and act as they think. Now one of the first and most indis pensable qualities in any man who pro poses to investigate anything, is a sin cere, earnest, and unquenchable desire to know the truth. No man can pro perly investigate a thing unless he is honest enough to desire to know the exact and absolute truth. And no man who is indifferent to troth is worthy to be regarded as an investigator, or to be credited in his pretensions to research. The skeptical world are many of them in this position. Part of them do not know what troth is, and part of them do not care. A few others are misled by false statements, bold assertions, and honest perplexities whioh they have not studied enough to solve. All of them live largely on the faults of hypo crites and the imperfections of people who profess Christianity and live con trary to its teachings—a varied and plentiful diet, bnt one which affords little nourishment, and less strength, and which reminds one of the jockey's remark when asked what inference he would draw from the passage : "A wild snuffeth the east wind,' replied, "I should think he would snuff it a good while before he got very fet." Living on the faults of hypocrites is a hard diet ; and there is neither sense nor reason in finding fanlt with the Bi ble for the faults of men who act con trary to its precepts. The best way to investigate the Bible is to read it and obey it. It will neither kill nor injure a man to try the path of life and peaoe. Experiment is the best test ; and very many infidels have followed God's word until they found a peaoe and rest and blessing snoh as skepticism eonld never give them, a rest that this poor world does not afford. Reader, try this. Prove all things, hold fast that whioh is good. ass The Law or Fences. —Here is s de cision which sheds ■ gleam of hope on this subject. It is in accordance with some other Maryland decisions, and we trust will soon be recognized every where through the State as right and justice as well as law.—We quote from the Port Tobacco (Md.) Times. "The case of George Simms and— Nally vs. J. S. Richmond—two eases —appeals from Dutton. These were actions to recover from Richmond dam ages done by his cattle trespassing on the corn fields of plaintiffs. The court after hearing the evidence affirmed the judgments in both oases, thus putting Mr. Richmond in for the whole dam ages and costs. The Court announced in these cases, most emphatically, that the late required every man to keep hit cattle at home, and unless he did so he was responsible for all damages done by their trespasses. We hope people will take notice of the law as thus laid down, and save themselves and their neighbors trouble, annoyanee and ex pense. In the above cases, the failure of Mr. Richmond to regard this man date of the law will cost him probably over 100. A widow is very apt to caress the pet child of a widower. She knows that two bears' beads are never so likely to rnh together as when they are lick ing the same cab. ttorietia Ignorance ia a voluntary misfortune. Every bird loves to hear himself sing Be a friend to yourself, and others will. A man may talk like a wise man and act like a fool. Pleasure and sorrow are twins.— Daniel Cawdry. Poverty is in want of mueh, bat ava rice of everything. The good is always beautiful ; the beautiful is always good. There is no to-morrow which cannot be be con vented into to-day. A fool may make money, but it re quires a wise man to spend it. If you would know, and not bn known, live in a oity.— Colton. Poverty is the test of civility and the tonohstone of friendship.— Haditt. One never needs one's wits so much as when one has to do with a fool." To manage men one ought to hare a sharp mind in a velvet sheath. Even in war moral power is to phys ical as three parts out of four.— Napo leon. He that know» useful things, and not he that know* many thing«, is the f ise man. We had better appear to be .what we are than affect to appear what we are not. Let all your things have their places ; let each part of jour baainesa have its times. It is ascertained that the Great Un known is the business man who doesn't advertise. It is true wisdom to speak bnt little the injuries yon here received or the geod deeds yon have dons. Excess of ceremony shows want of breeding ; that oivility is best which dudes all superfluous formality. The noise of a cannon hap been heard a distance of more than ISO mile* by applying the ear to the solid earth. Orthodoxy is the Bonrbon of tho world of thought. It learns not, nei ther can it forget.— Huxley. Earthly pride is like a passing flow er, springs bnt to fell, and blossoms bnt to die.— H. K. White. There ere some kinds of men who cannot pass their time alone. They are the flails of ooonpied people. Help others when yon een, but never give what yon cannot afford, simply be cause it is fashionable. There is a wide deal of difference be tween the confidence whioh becomes a man, and the simplicity whioh disgraces fool. ex When we fancy that we have grown wiser, it is only, in many instanees, that new prejudices have taken the places of old ones. We must not deceive ourselves, for he that overcometh not himself in ltytle matters will not be able to do ao in great things. Complaints of the ravages of the Col orado beetle upon the potato vines have become general throughout New Eng land as well as in the Middle Slates. After outing a glance at onr own weakness, how easily does onr vanity console itself by deploring tha infirmi ties of onr friends ! Death is as near to the young u the old; here is all the difference: Death stands behind the yonng man's back, before the old man's faoe. Until the reign of the Empress Jose phine, a handkerchief wu thought in France so shocking an objeot that a lady wonld never dare to nse it before anyone. - Help and give willingly, when yon have anything, and think not the more yonrself ; and if yon have nothing, keep the cup of oold water always at hand, and think not less of yourself. What deduction from reuon oan ever apply to love ? Love is a very contra diction of all the elements of onr ordi nary nature ; it makes the proud man meek—the the cheerful sad—and the high-spirited tame. The largest feat known to history most be those of the Maryland editor who writes :—"We black onr boots with 15,000,000 boxes of domestic blacking a year." The last best fruit whioh comes to late perfection, even in the kindliest soul, is tenderness towards the hard, forbearance towards the unforbearing, warmth of heart towards the cold, phi lanthropy towards the misanthropie. He who is paseionate and huty is generally honest. It is yonr cold, dis sembling hypocrite of whom yon should beware There's no deception in a bull-dog. It is only the onr that sneaks and bites yon when yonr baek is tnrned. Though sometimes small evils, like invisible insects, inflict pains, and a single hair may stop a vast maohine, yet the chief secret of comfort lies in not suffering trifles to vex one, and in prndently cultivating an undergrowth small pleuorea. A mother mourning at her first born's grave, or closing the eyes of a child in death, displays a grief whose very sa credness is sublime. Bnt bitter, heavier than the stroke, is the desperation o( a son who rashes over a crashed heart, into vices which he would hide even from the abandoned and vile. Sociability in ohurobes is a-very im portant element of Chriatianity. Many man has been saved by some one sim ply taking him by the hand and ex pressing ordinary interest in his wel fare. The religion that keeps people apart is a sham ; that which brings them together is genuine. A Roman tomb was recently opened York, England, and enolosed in a stone ooffin was found the body of a young girl, admirably preserved by the use of gypsum, and famished with what has been considered a modern de vice—a chignon. This retted upon a S ramid of pods, plaits, and coils, snd hough many hundred years old, is a good specimen of the present fashion.