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/Æ é0 g Uj vww vjv « VOLUME I. WILMINGTON, DEL., THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1867. NUMBER 17. THE EMPTY CRADLE. She sits beside the crndle, And her *t reaming faut, She I the Preset t only, Bat she thlaks of all the Past— Of the days so full of claduess, When her flrst-horn's answering kiss Thrilled her soul with such a rapture That It knew no other bliss. Oh, those happy, happy momeuts, They but deepen her despair I Por she bends above the cradle, And her baby U not there. There are words of comfort spoken, And the leaden eland* of grief Wear the smiling bow of promise, And she feels a sad relief; But her wavering thoughts will wander, Till they settle on the Of the dark and Btlent chamber, Aud of all that might have been ; For a little vacant garment, Or a shining tress of hair, Tells her heart, lu tones of angulah, That her baby Is not there. She sits beside the cradle, longer flow ; Por she sees a blessed vision, And forgets all earthly ter the the old VI Hu! her Saintly eyes look down upon her. And the Voice that hushed the se Still* her spirit with the whisper, " Suffer them to ny to Me." Aud while her sonl 1 b lifted On the souriug wings ol prayer, Heaven's crystal gates swing Inward, And she her baby there. PERSONAL. Ills —Bleratadt is going to Europe. - John C. Breckenridge has gone to Paris. —Gen. Joe Johnson Is preparing a history of his campaigns. —Mr. Peabody has received 1,000 begging let since he destroyed those 4,000. —Bismarck bus been to see our sick minister at Ber lin, and advised him to iry homeopathy. —Swinburne is writluga poem of 300 lines, entitled, A 8oug of Ituly." —It i* said Dr. Holland is going to Cuba, Europe. —Miss SiHell appeared lately at a ball in Purls tbo Angel of Pe -The beautiful woman In America Hvch in 8t. Louts. Who iu Bhe ? -George PrauciB Train has been admitted to the bar at Cincinnati. —A f ilsc Blitz Ib performing in Chicago—the real Blitz is in Philadelphia, —A Philadelphia critic compare* Uriguoll's voice to rich velvet. —Judge Grier, of the U. 8. Supremo Court, Is still in very feeble health. -Ex-Gov. Gilmore, of New Hampshire, died on the 17th lust, at the age of flfty-flvc. He was Gover —' during '33 and '34. —Hon. T. C. Thcakor, Commissioner of Patents, has recovered from his recent Indisposition, and Is again attending to the duties of bis office. —The merchants of New York will give George Pea body a parting complimentary dinner, before he sails for England on the flrst of May. let —Secretary Seward notified Mr. Motley, o time ago, to the Consul In that city. —Hon. Geo. Bancroft Minis ter his official the White and dined with the President yesterday. Mr. attend the christening of his grund Hi Bancroft child. —Iu New York, merchant, $1000 that if hostilities troops will occupy Berlin before the 4th of July. —Carl Schurz still has lit* chief of the Detroit Post. Whether he Intends to 8t. Louis or not, to assume the mnnngement of a German paper, it seems certain be has not yet gone. —John Hitz, Esq., Cousul General from Switz erland, Mr. A Mrs. II. 8cmken and E. Droop, Esq., Bail In the Hermann, from New York on Thurs for Bremen and the Paris Exposition. Saturday, a well-known Havre 'Change, offered bet $6000 against in Europe, the French I'M il ■ ) I -11, - op W -It Is generally known, but it Is less, that Gen. Bailor married , neverthe actrcss, a superior lady, with whom he had lived In the greatest happi and concord. In 1)1 b domestic relations General Butler is said be a modal for all men. —Pollard, of Richmond, said lately to a Northern gentleman : " Negro suffrage Is a dirty weapon, hut hands, and with it." Pollard ought His hands mast be familiar with diriy weapons. —The death of the Earl of Brownlow is announced In England. The deceased thirty thousand pounds a ye r and used or forty poor people who to spend the winter with him all the bills. —Professor Agassiz received flve hundred dollars for each of his lectures recently delivered In New York. This Is probably the l irgest price for a course of popular lectures In this country! yet the association which engaged him found it u profit able speculation. yon have put it into your brains mean to beat worth a hundred aud thirty invalids like himself Madeira, he paying —George Haven, a Frenchman, of East Douglas, Mass., who Iihb been employed by the Axe Company of thetr grinding shops for Ihe lust fourteen years, died last week. A post mortem showed that his lungs In flit'd with grindstone grit, which such an extent us to places had collected quite hard. It is seldom that a ploy incut so long. be lives iu this I —Alexander Cummings, the original proprietor of the Philadelphia livening Bulletin, Is c.._ _r .L„ nate office seekers. The Governorship of Colorudo, which he holds by appolutment, will be filled at an early day by the peoplo of that State, and he has ac cordingly found a better thing In the Collettorship of the Fourth Philadelphia, (Judge Kelley's) District, to which place the President has nominated and the Senate confirmed him. —Barman's nativs State has always proven kind mother. In hi* early days he in Danbury. Jolce Hetb, one of his early >tiira, died In Bethel. When Baruum became rich and built a splendid mansion, he located it thrown iu jail hi* native soli, but burnt out. Heatt m.ited the improvement of Bridgeport, where he fleeced o of nearly Half s million, aud driven into bankruptcy by the failure of the Jerome Cl ick Company ; and he is beaten in his Congressional canvass. The Kantern Shore Railroad. LFrom the Crumpton Gazette.] Since the organization of the Kent County Ruilroad Company, considerable debate bus been hud as to where the northern terminus of said road shall be. Middletown was final ly settled upon os the most advisable and profitable. This dec sion of the Kent county people did not suit the cupidity of some Del aware intermeddlers, who are (in imagina tion) building the Keut Road, not for the people of Kent, but for their own especial benefit, out ofthe money of the Kent eounty people. This clique advocate Townsend as the most convenient point for the Kent Road to stop alleging that by so doing the Dela ware Railroad would build the Delaware end of the line. Failing to accomplish their ob ject by fair means, they have resorted to Btratagem and force to compel the Kent Co people to accept Townsend us the terminus for their road, and induced the Delaware Legislature at its last session to pass a law forbidding the building of any branches from a "y Point on the Delaware Railroad north of Townsend. The result of that move can be easily perceived. If the Kent people . .... theirroad to the Delaware Road, they will be obliged to stop at Townsend, as there is no way to avoid it. These conditions should not be accepted. The people of Kent have still one resort left. There is an old survey lor the Eastern Shore Railroad still in exist ence, which begius at Elkton and runs through all the Shore counties. This line nearly parallel with the Delaware Rail ant l P ut In operation would he one SLf,". m ™ t lucrative roads that could be oit ia M "7 lancl - We hope our eltUens wilt refuse to listen to the advice of nSu!. 0 " 8 .^Intemteddlors, as they are fully ca raUroads baUlilIlg " nd tunning their -— ® harming ^tori) [from ti plr's magazine.] AN ENGLISH STORY. MR. WYNYARD'S WARD. * BY HOLME LEE. AUTHOR OF "SYLVAN HOLT'S DAUGHTER." CHAPTER II. A RECONCILIATION BY HUIII'IIISE. We left Pennie and Millicent surprised, al most terrified, by the sight of Michael F ter 's " awful grey luce" in the long-deserted library. They got away from the place in haste, and never word uttered they until they were within sight and sound of home. Uncle Christopher the hall when they entered. He asked where they had been, and when Pennie told him, Millicent burst into tears. "Tut, tut! what's all this about?'' cried the old worldling, in anything but a sympa thizing tone, and then, in the words of the old song, reminded her that— VI .lets plunked, the sweetest showers will ne'er make gr./w again. the only person in They left him and retreated to their room, which Millicent quitted She would liave more that day. one to keep her compa ny hut the ancient family nurse, who be lieved i many tilings but imperfectly • philosophy, and whose talk known in was not calculated to settle startled nerves She gave it as her opinion that Michael For rester had died with something on his mind which he thought to communicate to Ills capricious mistress—"for capricious you was, Miss Hilly, aud used him very hard, there' gainsaying" was herultinm turn. That some mystery was afloat had become plain to all the world at Bracken field. "What is it ?" asked Captain Blake next morning, almost testily. "The house seems to he standing on tiptoe with exj oct ant alarm. There's Millicent tukirg lier cup of tea in bed ; there's Pennie L •1 ; there's •sc going about up stairs in shoes of silence, bidding the chil dren Whist / If anybody lias see •hispsrs, pVny confess it, and hunt the shabby rascals, who frighten for gliosis ghost nn I h m r let ladies, out of their lair. For bless you, they're knaves in grain ; bullet proof than y I. Show me y ghost, and I'll abolish him, I'll cause him to efface himself. Now, Quixote, I ahull begin with you—look me straight iu the fuce, and don't prevaricate; hut he pleased to tell what makes your droll little phiz as grave as u mustard-pot ?" Thus adjured, Pennie eclipsed herself in her coffec-cup, and Uncle Christopher inter posed with—"8ay nothing, Pennie ; It is grand to keep a "There is a ghost, depend upon it," added the Captain. " Let us all open our eyes,and ho on the lookout for him." :ret. " Here the dame considerately said she wished they would remember there were children in the room. There tvcrc chlldix in the room, listening with ears stretch. Little Lois, indeed, begun to lisp ïount of a ghost she liud StTcn ; hut bo precise in the when comically requested her description of him, she could only put up her hands and gasp, until Geoffrey cut her short by saying that she meant bo-peep behind the curtains. Playing at ghosts was the favourite game that day, and when Pen nie took a walk with the youngsters,she was impressed for the chief character, and re quired to march witli still legs and solemn features to the roll of Geoffrey's drum. They wandered a long way, and returned by the woods, which were pleasant iu the frosty sunshine since the wind hud sunk.— Pennie gathered the first snowdrops of the Benson, peeping up amidst pale green leaves at the sheltered roots of the trees. Anna and Lois kept her company while the hoys made wider excursencc, they returned to the girls, proclaiming that they had seen such a , with a face the colour 8trunge-looking of stone, a hat like Robinson Crusoe, and a bear's cloak on his shoulders. He was lean ing over the gate into the meadow,and stared at them very hard, but did not speak. " Perhaps he is the new farmer who is coming to the Lodge," suggested Francis. " Pcrhups he is the ghost," said Maurice ; and then they scampered off again,laughing aud fearless. But Pennie was not laughing. She wo chilled to the very marrow of her hones ; foi she perceived that to these unromnntic un imaginative hoys also had been revealed the dreadful phantom-shape of Micliale Forester. But stay, phantom-shape ! Could it pos sibly he Michael in the body, the very Mich ael himself that The idea made her heart jump, and ofi home she sturted with joyful hurry to com municate it to Millicent. But when she saw Milliceut's forlorn face, somehow hei never deud ? buoyant hope collupsed. The dame and Theodora were with her trying, without seeming to try to entice her into cheerful ness. It was too bad, everybody said, to have dear Aunt Miily in the dumpsat Christ mastime. Only Uncle Christopher chuckled and did not care. Before lunch, Pennie being left with her a minute alone, proposed that if they were bantered any more they should make a clean breast of the whole affair; aud Millicent consented, only stipu lating that Pennie should he spokeswomun. Iu the afternoon snow fell again, and games in the hall were the order of the duj for the children. The elders, who could en dure the clamour, congregated there as well, some of them even taking part in the sports. The younger ladies made belief at work and conversation round the fire, until Uncle Christopher, who was playing chess with Sir Andrew, exclaimed—" The sky will full next : I heard Quixote sigh !" At that pro vocation there bubbled up in lier a spirit ot defiance, and wagging her head, she retort ed—"Y'ou would sigh too, sir, and perhaps have a fit, if you had seen wliat Milly and 1 have seen four times since Christmas Eve! Either Michael Forester's spirit is haunting Brackenfield, or Michael Forester himself,l more dead than we are." They all looked serious enough now, ex cept Uncle Cliaistopher, who said in his quizzical way, "Quixote, your wickedness passes conception 1 How dare you.insinu ate that a man may be alive whose monu ment is on the church wall ? I should like to know where you expect to go to?" " It would he awkward for a fellow to turn up after the heir had taken possession," observed Sir Andrew. "Don't talk so lightly," interposed the dame ; there is no chance that poor Michael will reiurn now. " is be of ca " More unlikely events have occurred in families than the reappearance of supposed to be dead. I could give you an authentic instance myself, "began Sir Andrew. But his anecdote number not encouraged,for all were eager to hear Pennie's story. When she camo to the glimpse of the spectre they had had at the lodge, Uncle Christopher patience gave way. He declared he could not stand such nonsense any longer, und de manded that Tom Martineau should come out with him,even in the wind and the snow, to blow away the cobwebs that little spider (meaning Pennie) was trying to weave over tiieir wits. After that all the gentlemen dropped off rapidly, and thç womankind were left alone to the discussion of Pennie's narrative,until the children fell tired of their romps,and insisted on fairy tales and riddles in the twilight until the dressing-bell rang, when young and old trooped upstairs togeth Millicent and Pennie were the last to de scend to the drawing-room, and it struck Pcnuie oddly that her companion had be come the centre of most demonstrative cares *. Theodora kissed her ; Helen wreathed arm round her waist ; Grace cooed at lier with sweet words. The dame complacently predicted that she would soon be herself again ; and Uncle Christopher, with an un wonted touch of sentiment, tucked her hand under his arm, and patting it, bade her look more sprightly for a picture of winter in her all-white robes, with the ruby-dropt holly spray in her hair. Theodora, the most ten der-hearted of women, had tenrs in her eyes through dinner; aud of the rest, those who did not look joyous,looked mysteriously im portant. Pennie might have asked now il they had seen a ghost; and she did at last in timate to Captain Blake that if anything going to happen she should like to know ; but he only whispered with a tantalizing aii —" I shall not tell you, little quiz. Whei you had a secret you kept it f >ur days ; now it is our turn, und we can keep one too." When the ladies rose to leave the table tin dame took Millicent's arm to cross the hall. For a miracle none of the children wi downstairs ; hut Helen and Grace were ii and out of the druwiug-room haif-a-dozci limes, though both their babies were safe abed. Even grandmummn, so drowsy aftei diuner on ordinary occasions, was now per fectly wide awake, and trotted twice to tin. door, aud opeued it to listen to the voice and luughtcr that issued from the dining Their restlessness communicated I a itself to Millicent, and when she heurd Un cle Christopher's deep bass approaching, supported by a hum of lower tones, slu could not help quaking with a vague ex pectancy of Bhe knew not what. Initantly Helen and Grace ran out, and the dame, holding Milly's hand, followed. Penult pursued them, of course; when, behold! there ! in the middle of the half-gloom ol the hall stood the ghost— no ghost at all,hut enveloped in a cavulry-cloak pow dered with snow, and on his head a Panama hat which he was just in the act of pluck ing off. " Who's this, Milly ?" cried the Squire ; and Millicent, tall, pale, iu her white robc6 spectral, melted, vanished, disappeared somehow amongst the great folds of Mi chael's cloak,aud never again quite emerged into a distinct identity. It was a reconcilia tion by surprise, and no after-thought could undo it. "Forgive and forget," said Uncle Chris topher. " Kiss and make friends ; you are under the mistletoe, and it is Christmas time, Milly. Rare fun, Quixote, isn't it ? Get away, you round-eyed little elf, and don't talk of seeing ghosts. Is he behaving like a ghost ? Milly never would have been caught without a stratagem ; hut now it is done, I hope you like the dramatic conclu sion ?" Dramatic conclusion,indeed ! It was lucky Millicent was past hearing the triumphant boast. It was Pennie's firm belief that Uncle Christopher knew from the beginning of their terrors that Michael Forester was, and ghost ; and that it had pleased his per versity to study Millicent's pains and repent before he told anybody the secret of her lover's return. But he never would confess it—never. The children laughed aud were glad over 'lie event of this reunion without well know ing why ; hut Penelope Croft, who was al ready somewhat of a philosopher, cried with Millicent for sympathy ; and said, now she should always have faith iu the happy pos sibilities of life, let look even sometimes the long dead came hack. " Oh, the lost years ! the lost years, Pen tie !" sobbed her sweet companion; "the lost years and the change !" That was the mrthen of her regret and her complaint.— Pennie sighed aud said nothing,and present y fell asleep, The morrow came—such a strange new morrow to Millicent, who had a bewildered lir of walking amongst shadows ; and a et stranger new morrow to the Enstwold •liildren,wlio were to return home that day, tacked in the old yellow chariot. They had rejoiced to come to merry Christ Brackenfield ; they now equally rejoiced 0 go. A week's distance lent enchantment to the view of the dreary house on the hill, vherc they had left papa and mamma. The little ones watched for an hour from the hall .vindow before the lean posters that were to carry them away came a shambling trot to grandpapa's door. " Good-bye ! Good-bye ! lood-bye!" rang from all tongues iu chorus. Then were the last kisses, aud the tumb lings into the chariot, so musty and fusty, ind anxious final investigations by Tlieo lora into the warmth of wraps, and a futile warning to Penelope Croft not to achieve the windy, cold solitude of the rumble; then 1 quick " Are you all right?" from Uncle lohn, and an " Off with you !" from ! Uncle Christopher ; and away they whirled in the dear blue morning, as laughing and jubilant as when papa aud mamma, standing on the steps at Eastwold, had seen their sunny fuces fade in a mist of tears—sunny faces, that as little children's faces, papa was to see never blank, sine 3—never Penelope Croft liad the best of it in the rumble. There immense confusion of tougues within the chariot. That pecu liar young woman iu certain peculiar moods much affected her own society. The blast blew with a capricious keenness, and swayed heavily in the tall firs of the Brack enwood. Soon that was out of sight. A gradual ascent lay long in front, with round white hills swelling up on either hand. Glimpses of life peeped out here and there from the sheltered hollows, where the gold en- brown stacks of last harvest, now all hooded with snow, were rauged in goodly ranks obout the farmsteads. Penelope's ueart warmed to their look of homely fort, for her earliest and pleasantest reminis of child-life in a farm. What ccnces set her musing of it now—when there was Milliceut Hutton to think of, and. her wed ding, that was no doubt to be soon—she did not know. But her fancy would fly over hill and dale far faster than the posters, and drop her in the midst, now of a noisy sheep washing at the beck ; then perch her a-top of a hay-wain rolliug sluggishly home from the water-meads ; and again, set her in a low, old-fasliioued parlour, at the knees of a comely, cherry-cheeked dame, who was her mother. Then Pennie wished herself going home to the dear old Crofts of Craven, who were of her own blood, instead of to the gentlefolks at Eastwold, who were kind enough, but not kin. Had fortune used the little woman consid erately in making her a rich heiress,and set ting her in a place to which she born ? Pennie thought not. Site felt ofteu lonely. If only she had been pretty, or graceful, or engaging ! But she was none of these things. She was only queer. Her face provoked many a furtive smile—there nothing in nature more grotesque than pathetic. 41 She • w> the DO Pennie's face when she knew fortune was not in the habit of con sulting her clients as to wlmt lot she should give them,but if she could have chosen hers, she would have been interesting and poor. She was already more interesting than she knew. A woman always is interesting who has heaps of money, let her be as ugly as she may. Even her guardian had many a lime privately wished his son Francis were of an age to go a-woolng to his ward. But Francis was only a rough,hungry schoolboy, with his heart in his stomach yet, aud Pen nie was just eighteeu and sentimental. How had Pennie come by her heiress-sliip ? That is soon told. Her lather, Jonathan Croft, tenant-farmer at Mayfield, hud follow ed the plough iu peace, prosperity, aud con tentment for a score of years. The ruilway mania set in. lie was smitten with the gold .'ever ; he thirsted to become rich, drew his I hrifty savings out of the Norminster Bank, invött d them iu scrip, boug.it and sold,and bought and sold again, and in a few months achieved a wonderful great fortune. II j did lot live to lose it again, but died literally of a nazument at his good luck ; never having .coined to realize it in any comfortable form, but ouly as a means of buying up Wyuyard of Eastwold—Wynyard of Eastwold being the name most honored in those parts since feudal days. Auother idea that possessed his half-para lysed brain was that bis daughter Pen must lie a lady. He sent for the Squire,and begged him to accept her us his ward. The Squire was astonished and a little vexed. He not a man who loved business. lie said be would consult Hargrove—Hargrove was his factotum. Hargrove suggested that it might be an excellent thing. He went over to May field, tulked with Croft and his wife, and found that it might he even a better thing than he had thought. He wrote the old 's will, and when it came to he read after ids death, the charge of Penelope was cou pled with a bequest of two thousand pounds to the Squire and five hundred to the lawyer. There was plenty of gossip about it over pipes and at market dinners as a very queer will, which left the money too free to the handling even of trustees so honourable as Wynyard of Eastwold and Doctor Grey ; hut Hargrove was a cunning old file, bless you, and knew wliat he knew. Grey would never it all his ol ; ? is ri l.o would for the Squire did nothing without him. Seventy thousand pounds ? The little lass had seventy thousand pounds ! And how that would grow before she came of age.— Seventy thousand pounds ! And the widow well left too, hut tied up not to marry again. Jonathan Croft was a hit jealous, hut not so fur north as his neighbours would have ex cepted—uot nearly so far north. Trust, ay, trust— only let a man make sure where he trusts. Why wasn't his wife given any care over the lass ? She came of a good family ; she was a woman of sense. Ay,marry was she, and a downright hand at business. And her brother, Lister of Rood, would have made as honest a guardian for the lass as any squire in Craveu. But where was the use of talking ? Jonathan Croft had put a slight his own folks and his wife's; but he had willed as he had willed, and Penelope was to he a lady. Penelope was to he a lady. Her mother gave her up with a half sad, half proud re luctance, and the ugly little woman was car ried away to Eastwold in the yellow chariot —a much more pompous aud shining chariot then thau now ; for seven years' wear and tear make a mighty difference in chariots, though they may leave ugly little women much the same for ugliness. And during those seven years there had been a gradual decay and -light creepiug over the spleud of Eastwold, such as dim the glossy lacquer of chariots yellow or various,and the lacquer of all other things that need frequent gold-wash to keep them spruce. In fact, the mining property which had enriched the ancient house for generations was working out, and the Wyuyard were going down in the world— dotrn. The children had not yet much character, but they had the germs of character. On the outside they were—the hoys, noisy, domineering, fearless, generous ; the girls, loving, obedient, prone to serve what they loved—all given to enjoy, and without the faintest, remotest idea of what signified self denial, self-renunciation, or world' any sort. For were they not come of u master-race? The traditions of Eastwold were long and honourable. The children had been nurtured on them. It w an article of their faith as anything iu the catechism that a Wynyard never had been and never could he disloyal to king or church, to kindred or friend. They had commonly been found rauged on the losing side, and had shed their blood in many historical quarrel on the field and on the scaffold ; hut their name remained to their posterity without spot and blameless. Not a bit of rusty old armour that hung about the old hall and on the old staircase hut had been a al a to to ! the the to rork of ■i; in its day the defence of a good true. Francis had already made up his mind that he was to be a soldier, and to tread in their steps ; aud Anna already look ed to him as the hero who would perpetuate the glory of a long line. In tiiese hopeful visions of tlicir fresh youth they almost lost sight of the cloud im pending over the fortunes of Ea-twold.— There had been year by year a curtailing of their pleasures, hut no complaining. Pupa and mamma wrapt their robes of pride about them, and declined quietly from past pros perity. The children imitated the diguified example. When papa looked jaded and de dent. when mamma was tired and tear and the and A all 8pOU ful,could they he grumbling and dissatisfied ? Francis and Anna, at all events, were old enough to see and know better, and they did the best they knew. The troubles that were coming on them would not be embittered by the worst of all wants—the ni' love. BE CONTINUED. ing, ity and and all" " act to act are the ty for to at to ed 8 of a ter ny let Literary Notes. —It is stated that the Galaxy is to be changed from a fortnightly to a monthly. —Over nineteen thousand copies of Whit the Beach have already been tier's Tent disposed of. —Over twenty thousand copies of B. F. Carpenter's Six Months at the White House have been sold. —The Salt Lake Vitlettc has passed into Mormon hands, and will hereafter be one of the recognized organs of the Saints. —Mr. A. J. Shampauore, recently of var ious New Jersey papers, and formerly in Norristown, Pa., has sold the Belvidero Intelligencer to Mr. Wm. Burgess, and betakes himself to agricultural labors. —Tlio Village. Record , published at West Chester, Pa., by Henry S. Evans, has been enlarged very considerably, and is printed on a new power press. It lias changed its name to the Chester County Village Record. It is a very valuable • w> wspapcr property. —Wendell Phillips has just been address ing a St. Louis audience. Speaking of the New York papers he said he "believed that the New York Herald and the New York Tribune were more really the Government than * that machine at Washington, which, like the weather-cock, only shows public opinion, while those organs make it.' " —The late Nathaniel Hawthorne's manu scripts arc to be copied for publication. The preseut tenaut of the Old Manse at Concord says that e .*ery day last season there were tourists who called to sec it. In England, too, travellers are going over the country he has described with such pictorial skill in Our Old Home. John Bright says those places were almost unknown before he explored them. —The contents of Godey's Lady's Book for May are varied aud interesting,—ihe engravings consist of " Play Hours,"a beuu tiful steel plate ; a double page colored fashiou plate; "Sleeping iu Church," a wood engraving; patterns in colors, and numerous miuor illustrations. Marian Har land, Mrs. Goodwin, Befle Rutledge, and others,contribute to the lilerury department. Harrers Monthly for May is the closing issue of the thirty-fourth semi-annual vol ume. The illustrated articles, attractive alike from tiie interest of the text and the number and excellence of the engravings, are : The Pictured Rocks of Lake Superior; The Dodge Club, or Italy iu 1859, and Per sonal Recollections of the War, by Porte Crayon. A readable, though exceedingly laudatory sketch of Ristori; Josephine; Disraeli (with a portrait); Crete; The Vir ginians in Texas ; At Bay ; The Jim Jims; Good Manners, and New Aspects of the American Mind arc the other prose articles. More space than usual is given to poetry. Some of the pieces are very good. The following is a list of the metrical contributions : Last Days, The Im pending Checkmate (with illustration); Su gar Making; The Pond and Antipodes. The Editor's Easy Chair ; Monthly Record of Current Events and Editor's Drawer fill the closing pages, and will prove as satisfac tory to a large class of readers, as they have heretofore been. This and That. it B. —Down South, circuses advertise in the " highly moral exhibitions." papers —Large quantities of coal have been dis covered at Sienna, iu Italy. in —Blind Tom will display his musical abil ities in Paris daring the Exposition. —Over 500 vessels of all classes are now at the wharves of New York city. —Since the 1st of April, I860, the public debt has been reduced #209,020,560. —The Faber family have been making lead pencils since 1570. —The Legislature of Michigau has ordered a history of that State to be published. —Fifty thousand barrels of lager bier were destroyed by a fire at Chicago April 12. —The first cost of Russian America is about two and a half cents per —Three hundred carloads of freight damaged by the recent floods at Chattanooga. —The schools iu Tennessee have many of them been closed on. account of lack of funds. —It is thought the grain crop in the She nandoah Valley tills season will he larger than ever before. —Houses to rent are very scarce at New Haven, and 500 houseless people were seek ing homes last week. —It is said that their are at least 20,000 children in Philadelphia who do not attend school. —A little hoy was seriously poisoned in Albany, lately, by eating a piece of green show-bill paper which he torn from a fence. —In.Montana, hanging is styled "climb ing the pine limb," and in Nevada "early rising." 100,000 bushels of potatoes have been sold during the past season in Belfast, Mo., at; average price of 55 cents. —An exchange thinks Bismarck the ablest rogue among European statesman, and the ablest slatesman among European rogues. —The Earl of Shaftesbury wants the Church of England abolished, if the Church of England does not abolish Ritualism. —The common school fund of Indiana is greater than that of any other State, being #7,000,000. —AFuschin plant ten mouths old, with five hundred and sixty flowers is to be seen in Newburyport, Mass. —There are 241,410 "nobles" in Austria. Of the whole number 200 are ecclesiastics and 4040 soldiers. it K in gold. in --A printing house in Buffalo has contract three ed to supply various fir million almanacs of 1808, for gratuitous dis tribution. with ov —Proverbial Philosopher Tupper poetical ly advocates the appointment of Prince Al fred to rule over Canada—hut Alfred hesi tates. —The smelt fisheries of the Thames and Connecticut, which have been very profita ble in former years, are yielding small re turns this, and hardly pay the fishermen for drawing their seines. —Lord Dundreary has just given his opinion with regard to that much vexed question—marriage with a deceased wife's sister. " I—I think," he says, marriage with a detheatlied wife's thither is very proper aud very economical, because when a fellah marrieth his dethoathed wife's thither, he— he hath only one mother-in-law." The Eniilcru Shore Railroad*. [We print elsewhere an article from Eastern Shore newspaper, the Crumpton Gazette, which is referred to, in the follow ing, from the Smyrna Times.] Our Maryland neighbors, in their perplex ity over their railroad projects, have become somewhat soured towards several matters and things in this State. They are troubled and divided among themselves about the northern terminus of their Kent County Railroad, (as well as about the " wherewith all" to commence it,) and in their irritation have set to abusing the Delaware Legisla ture, the Delaware Railroad Company and " intermeddlers" in our State in a terrible manner. The grounds of their complaint against us seem to be, according to the statement of their papers, that our Legislature passed an act requiring the Kent County Railroad to terminate at Townsend, whilst they desired to terminate it at Middletown ; that by this act of the Legilature, brought about by the avarice and intrigue of the Delaware Rail road Company and certain individuals, they are forced to tuke their road where they don't want to go or not connect it with the Delaware roau at ull; that this was done by the Delaware Road to make the Kent Coun ty Road run three miles lurthcr (distance from Middletown to Townsend) over that road to secure the increased benefits of this increased distance ; and that rather than be manipulated by these avaricious Delawa they won't bring their road into Dela ware at all. When the charier for this road was asked for from our Legislature, the design was to make it tap the Delaware road at or near Townseud, and the charter was so worded. This was regarded as the shortest and conse quently cheapest route, as well as the most central for the Maryland portion. No other route was suggested, we believe,until Febru ary, '06, when a Maryland gentleman offered to take the balance of the unsubscribed stock ($19,000) if the northern terminus would be at Smyrna. About this time the Bombay the ta/n#,and with a view to connecting the two together a strong in fluence was brought to our Legislature to amend the charter so as to allow the road to terminate at Smyrna. The amendment pass ed the House, but failed in the Senate. This measure was urged by the Marylauders and opposed by the Del. road,not withstanding i. would have given the latter the advantage ol 8 more miles. The contest was finally termi nated between Townsend and Middletown, the former being successful. Tim Del. road having agreed to build the Delawaie portion of the Kent rowl, preferred Townsend as a terminus because tue distance to the Md. line is less than by any other route—about five miles. Rut hud the Kent Road showed a determined front for the Middletown ter minus, at the proper time,it could doubtles have succeeded. This would have been bet ter then than abusing the Delaware compa ny now. It seems to us that that company has been exceedingly kind, and it should be commended rather than condemned. And let our neighbors across the line talk as much as they may about the inducements ot other routes, unless the Delaware or the P. \V. & B. Co., lend a helping hand theii proposed road has a slim chance of success. Neither the Delaware road nor any of its branches have paid expenses within them selves, but us feeders to the P, W. & B. R. R. (under whose fostering care all the Pe ninsular railroads are) they are rendered profitable to both operators and stockhold is 1 tj 4 ■ Hook road I In order to rid themselves of the Dela ware Road and all other "entangling allian ces," our neighbors propose to avenge the proffered assistance therefrom by refusing it and tiie Townsend terminus altogether. They have all at once come out strongly for the Elkton route, which at first found hut little favor with them, This is about 10 miles further than any other route mentioned, hut it is stated that other pockets will bear the expense, aud that the "enterprise and industry of another corporation" are available. Is the P. W. & B. Company going road parallel with ) support another mû ri only 15 or 20 miles from it, and .'10 or 40 miles long ? Or is it a corporation from Baltimore ? To this road by the shortest possible route to the Del. Road may make it pay well ; but to it the longest possible route, to the P. W. & B. Road, with the Delaware Road to pete with, does not present flattering a prospect. True, it rims through a rich sec tion of country : so does a large portion of the Delaware Road ; but it does uot pay, with all its advantages. Aud how can that attempts to conq This move is a 1 from the tone of our Eastern Shore changes there is considerable enthusiasm in the jete with it? hiltimorc scheme, and re ment. The route from Elk ton to within four miles of the Kent iiuc is already graded, and has been for years—a distance of nineteen miles. thence to Massey's Cross Roads is five miles, where the Kent road will he con tinued. Thou it is proposed to unite with the proposed Queen Anne's road,and thence with the proposed Talbot road, and hence make a second railroad route up the Penin sula. This would look well it will never he seen elsewhere has slumbered too long. K on paper, hut ?. Baltimore in Maryland Concerning the condition of the Freedmcn in Maryland, General Gregory's report, just issued, In Maryland the condition of the colored people has not been materially amended by any action of the State Legislature, which it and adjourned during the quarter, the only acts passed tending to ameliorate their condition being a hill to repeal the law thorizing the sale of negroes into slavery as punishment for crime, a hill to repeal ceit; ' sections of the Code relating to negroes, known us "Black Laws," referring to kid napping, importing convicts or slaves, incen diary publications and unlawful marriages between whites and blacks ; and an attempt to legalize the unjust apprenticeship laws of the State was defeated. On the other hand, the following acts have been passed tending to embarrass the efforts of tiie Bureau, und increase the difficulties which it 1ms had to encounter iu securing justice to the freed mcn ; A hill limiting the power of the Crim inal Court in Baltimore to issue writs of ha beas cor tiou to _ incurred in resisting t he Civil Rights hill— the pernicious effects of this hill,says the Gen eral, are too apparent for comment ; a hill prohibiting the StateComptrollerfrom recog nizing or paying any claims for State bounty to any millitary officer now in the United States service, or who has been discharged therefrom, unless said officer be attorney resident permanently in the Slate. In carrying out tiie provisions of the latter art much embarrassment will he occasioned for the officers of the Bureau. As a crown ing act to the above named legislation, a hill authorizing the uilmission of the testimony of colored persons in the civil courts wus rejected after having been twice reconsider ed in tiie House and once in the Senate. All these acts tend to impede the efforts of the Bureau, as tiie civil magistrates, not hesitat ing to violate the Civil Rights bill, no pe cuniary sacrifice being involved, will neces sitate our having them arrested and brought before the United States Commissioner, which course will he taken by the Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau in all eases of neglect on their part to do justice to freed mcn. The General reports the condition of the colored people throughout the State ol Maryland as very satisfactory, so far as the rights of laborers and the administration ot' justice are concerned, the majority of the complaints received being agaiust ] accused of defrauding claimants for bom t/, pensions, &c. The Fi (•dn and and magistrates for expenses act giving couipcnsu '])U8, j'l'U. - agent or persons •c in a raging —The Democracy of New York had way. Faction and dissension in their ranks and a large section of the par ty in the metropolis have declared open war against the Tammany leaders, and have boldly organized a new party. These secc ders hare issued an address signed by forty or fifty prominent Democrats, In which they denounce the Tammany Ring and the Dem ocratic State Committee as utterly corrupt, and call upon the independent Democrats of the city to meet In their Senatorial districts and select candidates for the Constitutional Convention who " are known tobe resolute ly hostile to the Tammany imposture." Reconstruction. a as of the A special correspondent of the New York Tribune writes as traveling through the South follows from Richmond. Yesterday I was in the midst of about two thousand of the black men of Richmond and vicinity, and in an address embracing the present condition of affairs in the South, I touched upon the vote which the colored people would soon cast for or against liber ty, lor or against those who vet believed Slavery for them was right, ami freedom a calamity, and for or against the great prin ciples of the Declaration of Independence and those of the Christian religion. The audience appeared surprised that I should have put such questions, and at the close of the meeting one man came and said : Friend, do you 'spose we colored people forgot how do tire burned us once?" "Do you 'spose we is a gwine to put our hands into it again ?" Then, in an extended conversation with the , I ascertained some interesting facts. He said that the man who formerly med him came to him the other day and said : ''Robert, now you are free, and 1 sup pose you will soon vote like the rest of us. 1 want to know whether you will vote for the Yankees or for the old friends who stood by you all your life." "Now Robert you know I always loved you and cared for a father would for a sou. and old of in' you could you vote tor a stringer agaiust Robert tells me lie answered him about as follows: " Well, massa, you was kind to speak to me so dis mornin, and dat subject what you mention is somethin' new, and 1 hasn't given it much attention yet ; when, Lord bless my soul ! my heart was like to split, for I knew it wasn't so at all, 'cause I bus giveu it more attention of late dun I lias to my church and religion ; yes, indeed; and when I was talking to him I knew well enough I would never voie do way he votes. kind enough, to be sure—I gives Him credit for dat—but still he cer in do Rebel aruiv, and he fought mighty hard nguinst you all, and ag.iiust dis free lorn what I now enjoys, and I isn't gwine tj forget dat very soon, no inJecd I isn't." •Several smalt-looking men stood by and listened to Robert, aud were wonderfully interested in all he said. They would say, occasionally, while Robert was speaking, Yes, Lord, dat show I feels exactly." The men who calculate ou the negro vote of the South in the interest of Slavery, or m the interest of those who fought for Sla very, are foolish. One of the waiters of the 4 j^tel where 1 am stopping told me that there was a crazy "nigger" iu Petersburg who says : will vote for bis old m.tssa—"now since de got de right to suffer." id the fact mat there were iud in this city. "De right ■ o suffer"—said the waiter— "Dut shows lie's crazy ; and if he should vote for his old massa, and ever become a sensible man, he will think he deserved the right to suffer." The idea of voting that way is simply out of the question in this city. They may in remote places, aud in too large Lumbers to bo pleusant, vote with their old owners ibrougb fear, but if we strengt lien them with organization aud a thorough know ledge of the situation, as wc arc now trying hard to do, the case will be the same iu the country as in the cities. The harvest is ripe for the Republicans, and all they have to do is to thrust in the sickei and reap. If they neglect to do it, they must not grumble by aud by if they tiud others, the enemies of the blacks, forc ing them by threats and violence, or by icmptation und enticements, to vote with them. A half a million of dollars now expended in the promotion of loyal organizations and the circulation of loyal literature through out the South is the thing of necessity this moment. I saw some white unionsts to-day, who are iu here from the country. They are clamor for help. If they only hud the means wherewith to organize and work they would go right on. They are burning with zeal but pinched witli poverty. Our friends in the North have no idea how anxious these loyal ists, black and white, an; to be united for work in the loyal cause. They say they carry the State if they are helped a'little ■re in He offi I »lack people has lie thus expressi uoue of that A Radical Convention meets here on Wed nesday, when some steps are to he taken to ward a State organization. Some of our friends thiuk the organization of a State Re publican party had best he left to a subse quent period, when it is thought all parts of the State will he fully represented and a thorough organization effected. The best Radical men here appear to disown the one or two men, who, professing to he Radicals, have so injured the loyal cause here as to keep good and true men away from camps. The prospect now is that they will be utterly ignored, and the good work' ed on by wiser liand9. The tinguished Republicans here from tiie North expecting to attend and address the Conven tion on Wednesday, and others are expected. A paper is being drawn up and signed by a number of Republicans inviting Horace Greeley, Henry Ward Beecher, Mr. Bryant, aud others, to come here and address the people on politics. some dis Inlerventloii In Mexico. Gentlemen who are known to be in the confidence of the Secretary of State, and who have just returned from Washington, say that it is hardly worth while making ado about the ucquisiliou of the Russian American Possessions, as, should certain gotiations which were recently initiated with President Juarez prove a success, t lie ation of tiie whole of Mexico will he fait accomplice before President Johnson's term of office expires. The incredulous laugh and shake their heads at this, and say if there were any such enterprise foot it would have been heurd of before ; hut these are reminded that nothing was known of the negotiations for the Russian territory until they were actually submitted to the Senate for ratification. Senator Johnson's resolu tion in Executive session to-day would to indicate that there might he some fire under all this smoke.— N. V. Cor. Phi In. Ledger. Returning Reason. The ex-rcbel General Lougstreet writes a long and sensible letter to the New Orleans Times, in which he takes the ground that the end of the war should forever bury the political issues of the war ; that tin* chief obstacle to reconstruction probably is the opinion that the Southern people can not do wrong, and that the Northern people c not do right : and that the duty of the South resolves itself into two simple propositions, namely : either seek protection under foreign government, or else accept the situa tion as it is aud return to its old allegiance to the General Government under the pro cess laid down by Congress, street adds that lie is one of the particularly disfranchised, as he lias been informed by the very highest authority that lie will be one of the very last to receive amnesty ; and he regards this as only one of the results that belong to the hazards of revolution, and has better cause of complaint than those who have lost their slaves, can not fail to have weight with the masses of the Southern people.— N. V. Gazette. General I.ong sel ns this Such co Action of the Maryland Republican)«— vent ion called. The R 'publican State Committee of Mary •t at Baltimore on Wednesday, and land, adopted the foil »wing resolutions ;— Resolved , That all male citizens of Mary land. who arc opposed to the organized spiraev abo the Stli day about to assemble at Annapolis on of May, are requested to meet in primary assemblages in the various counties and the city of Baltimore, at such time as may he most convenient, to elect delegates to a State Republican Convention, which shall assemble in Baltimore city on Tuesday, May 14th, at 12 o'clock M. Resolved , That the State Convention will lie expected to take into consideration the present condition of political afi'airs in the State, and to deliberate upon the best meth od of guaranteeing to tlu* people a Republi can form of Government. To the primary moetiugs, the county conventions, and the State Convention are invited all loyal citi zens, without regard to past political differ ence, race or color, who subscribe to the doc trine ofthe Republican Union party. A proniiHing Field or l.nbor A paper is being drawn up and signed by a number of Virginia Republicans, inviting Horace Qreelev, Henry Ward Beecher, Mr. Bryant, and others to come to that State and address the people on politics. We hope the invitation will be accepted, and that other prominent Republicans will follow the pie of Senator Wilson. Now is the time, ver, to rid the Southern people of their erroneous ideas as to the objects of the Re publican party, which have resulted from constant misrepresentation on the part of Southern leaders and newspapers. For this purpose the speakers should address them selves not only to the colored as many of the whites of the as cun be reached. Congress having finished its work by proposing a plan of reconstruc tion, all who are interested in advancing the cause of political progress in the South should at once put their shoulders to the wheel. Mr. Greeley and Mr. Beecher, on account of their reputation lor honesty of purpose and zeal, tempered with discretion, would command the attention and respect audience anywhere in the South. Members of the last and present Congress might also engage in the work, and be sure of a hearing. There never has been such opportunity for moulding public senti 1 in the South and dispelling prejudice there, and it will be not only foolish but criminal to neglect it. Much of the future progress of that section and of the country will depend on the influences under which the proposed organized, and no labor should be spared to have the management of the whole work of reconstruction entrusted to proper hands.— Washington Star. if people, but to laboring class of in' Dl State Governments are Speech of Senator Wilson, at Orange Court House. Richmond,Ya., April 20.— Senator Wilson spoke at Orange Court House yesterday. He recounted the events which led to the \ and said, after its close, the North had ill feeling for the South. The South was submissive,and had the meusures now pend ing been adopted directly at its close, the South would liave said the just and liberal, hut when Mr. Johnson as sumed power, he adopte^ a different policy, which had brought on all this dissatisfac tion. The lute President Lincoln had pre pared eight conditions for the pardo hels, all of which met his (Mr. Wilson's) approval. Mr. Johnson prepared fourteen, as six too many. He (Mr. Wilson) ;r favored the # 20,000 clause, for he wanted the South, except a few prominent Rebels, to be at liberty to go to work. The South lmd complained of Congress violating the Constitution,and yet upheld Mr.Johnson in violating the Constitution iu restoring the States. The speaker eminent w -1 Hr •hielt w had opposed to a black man's party or a white man's party. Let all who favor human bondage, go together, and all who favor freedom and progress, go togeth er. If any Rebels had cast aside their illu come up and join the Repub lican party. Major J. II. Lee, State Senator fr ge county, replied to Mr. Wilson. He •hurged the introduction of slavery upon the North, aud said Lincoln did not at first intend to liberate the slaves ; and that the Southern people were the black man's best frieuds. Mr. Wilson replied that in a year the North would give the negroes suffrage. He also said confiscation might follow if the Recon struction bill was not accepted. Or POLITICAL. —The Cumberland (Md.) Union (Repub lican) places at the head of its columns the following ticket for President and Vice President :— For President,Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana. For Vice-President," Francis Thomas, of Maryland. —The Chicago Tribune says of the recent election in that city :— The victory of the Republic party iu the municipal election vat rriny was e more decisive lin n we h id dared to hope. Mayor Rice is re-elected by nearly four thousand majority, and the Republican c didates for Alderman are successful in eleven of the sixteen wards. The Democracy yes terday made the first energetic and determin - ed effort to carry the city that they have put forth since the Presidential election of 1864, when the Republican majority was 1,831. They scoured the town over, and got out every man who could possibly he persuaded to vote for their candidates. But they were overwhelmingly beaten. The returns show that in the wards where there was a serious contest for Alderman a pretty full vote was polled, while the heavy Republican wards show considerably less than a full vote. If there had been an equally active contest in these wards the Republican majority in the city would liave been one thousand larger than it is. —A correspondent of tiie Tribune, writing from Richmond, has the correct idea of the thiug when he says :— The harvest is ripe for the Republicans, and all they have to do is to thrust in the sickle and reap. If they neglect to do it, they must not grumble by and by if they find others, the enenve= o'' the blacks, forc ing them by thie is md violence, or by temptations and enticemeuts, to vote with them. r expended A half a million of dollars in the promotion of loyal organizations ami the circulation of loyal literature throughout the South is the thing of necessity this mo ment. —Iu Liberty district, Frederick county, ■rats supported a " mixed" ticket 1 colored men for deleg« tes to the De of white the Constitutional Convention. Mr. Curry (colored) and Gen. Anthony Kimniel, the :r of Linganore," lead tiie ticket. —The New York c spondent of tlu? Philadelphia Ledger says :— The Democratic Central Committee liave determined to organize a grand campaigning expedition through the Southern States dur iugtlie coming summer, witli a view of pre îg in that quarter for tiie npproacldng iilcutiul election. The best speakers to tie put in the field, and there will he of funds. Tiie exertions the Re arc already making suffrage of the fieedme suggested this proceeding. It is understood that the President, instead of coming to New York as lie promised In* would after tin* adjournment of the Senate, will make a pilgrimage in the s: diately precede tla* Democratic orators. —The Maine Democratic State Convention is to he held in Portland on Tuesday. June 25. to nominate a mndidate for G publicans oulil seem to have ' direction, and i —The Republican majority in Rhode Is land, at tin* recent election, was 4,198. The Democratic candidate for Governor liad only :t,:t.-»o votes. —Colored men will he nominated lor pla ces in the Convention and Legislature of South Carolina by the Chariototiians. Old 'art in the nominating bus md Wade Hampton supports the *nt. These arc " pregnant facts." In Tennessee the "Conservât i\ Idle vote, and Democrats take iness, move 27,000 majority on the Jored v for • at K •stimatc the Brownlow and 20,000 for the C candidate. By this party claim the election of their candidate by 7,000 votes. In order to secure this result the negro vote must he controlled very largely by the late rebel element. It is the heartiness with which they enter into this new work that is peculiarly wonderful. Men who, twelve months ago, declared they would die before they would consent to go Brmvnl to the polls with the negro, are to control his vote. The\ v change in their they do it in their eth do not do this out of feelings toward the blacks, b that they may, if possible, secure the defeat of the Radicals. How near these estimates to the truth it is of course Impossible to tell, hut that the ( every menus, fair and foul, to see there can he no doubt. servative party will use • success —The Mayor of Cleveland, O , in. Ills in augural, advocates the repeal ot the ordin - forbidding the sale of liquor on Sun days.