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%v BEt! : K m a Kg I Mr W/J if If tl 1 Ur % : f Sfl Ipfgr \ i ^gigP mm L / r / 1 I Vc-fo A W <->. 1 r, « ^ j •vâfo «' : X } =tH<S EVDRY FRIDAY HIORNING, BY JC1XDELL & VI.\CK51T, <«|l : *:aht corner of frost & market sts., wiemii TOY, DEL A W ARE: PRINTED AND Pill LISÏ1K» -, h FRIDAY, NOV7Xv.£i-.U '.345. NO.-—14. VOLUME I. i—~ i me my an for no! of if " OBKGWKAIL. FOETRY* TO FIDELIA. Sinco present smilos and lovely looks From those bright beaming eyes, Are not for him, who, far above Aught else, one glaiice would prize. When years have passed with silent tread, And fled with time away And ting'd those lovely dark-brown locks With streaks of envious gray— When in the deep mutations of Mysterious nature's course. has dimm'd those sparkling eyes, Old ti Without the le; And when those carmine cheeks and lips, Shall lose their ruby hue, And when that alabaster hr With years is furrow'd tic it I I r- I j When you remember all the joys You felt when life was gay, Anil all the blissful, happy ho You sweetly whiled away— -Should tho sad memory of these lines, Which 'Come o'er the dream of by-gone days Oh ! then remember mo. r you chance to BEPPO. Now Haven, Nt r. 7th, 1815. ßEEECT T COUSIN MATTHEW. : Hod women, know as well All we, that hie thing As mi! spcct 11 » i-hy il the los« of what we mighi haie had, ■ ' And doiu 1 coi iff My fault not pardonable, in pu my wilful e uld have in ins thus, ide is with But had 1 kilowu i ught ot the world had wi ruu The dcornful Lady—Beaumont If Fletcher . When Ï look hack CHMiiy early life, and consid er that I was a motherless girl, and an only child, of a fond, indulgent father, I do not wonder—j . .. possessing a quick, impulsive disposition, un 1 , . , , . checked by any authority—that 1 was wilful , . J J ,, , , .. . . . . ï and capricious. My father had toiled milustri , 1 J . ously tor years, to acquire sufficient means to! ,, , . , , .... enablo him to marry ; and when that happy pe , , . .... . . ,.i . nod at last arrived, ho joyfully claimed the fui- J filment of my mother's promise, which she had . J .. .. . ... ... . given him in the first blush oi her girlhood.— „ . . ... . ... . of uninterrupted happiness floated , , , V i ». by, when she died, leaving a baby daughter console her almost heart-broken husband. Two ye j, a his pet—his darling ! And as Nature had kindly bestowed upon mo my mother's luxuri ant curls and comely features, rather than my father's homely but expressive countenance, I was rendered dearer to him by the resemblance. My lather prospered in business, and when I approached womanhood I was hi - acknowledged beauty. Then no wonder, I repeat, that I was self-willed—but thc revulsions of feeling attendant upon such a nature iuo, caused, i instances, the ! of wilfulness and caprice much unhappiness as .they did others—particu larly in the case of Cousin Matthew. My la the 1 l&d always been associated in busi give with his collate, Matthew tho cider—tho father of my play-mate. They had commenced life together—poor young —they had worked ' together—and economized—l.ad laid up —and when good Cousin Matthew, the, elder, j v-was stretched on the bed of death, they had so prospered in worldly affairs th Bates & Leo was one of the wealthiest houses 1 the firm of the country. Liko my father, he was a child—my Cousin Matthew, w hen he died, but I at his death-bed. dower, witl a little 1 'member well tho ' r Ben father to him, John," said poor Cou sin Matthew, grasping my father's hand, and pointing to his weeping " That I will be," replied my father, while a huge tear rolled down his hard cheek; "and if tho children fancy each other, ho shall marry my lipje Ella, and bo indeed my son." The dying man pressed his hand in silent gratefulness, and I was lifted up to him ceive his parting caress—-but as his lips touch ed mine, his spirit passed from him. Many a long day did the recollection of that cold kiss hover around mo, and, Heaven forgive when I grew to bo a silly, romantic girl, I sociatod the unpleasant remombranco with my poor Cousin Matthew, and instead of making love him from him—but I suffered naughty heartlessneso. it should, it made bitterly for my Cousin Matthew displayed* his devotioh for I me from his earliest boyhood. .■'^oWtoro with oil my pettish ness, my whims and "wipriees, liköl an angel—and I loved him none the bettor for it; his adoration, so meekly and quietly ex- ' pressed, bored me. tilg, When I began to think mysclfahnosta young 'boll. oor little head became filled with a ' nonsensical sentimental Ideas. 1 was'.crimsoned very rich, I knew—lnit*l was not mercenary— no! that would not have been romantic—I ! should.have been delighted''with' a lover and jo I, Who knew not what sacrifice ounded by every luxury—fondly ini gined "I could live in A desert with the man love of my heart." Like Lydia Languish, 1 thought, that if L.did not snv it, "how charming would po* verty he with him," and absolutely pined for " pretty distress." It did sentimental ideas of lo lady W, yet rith my d marriage, to ac eept dutifully the courtings of good Cousin " Matthew Bates—go dutifully to churcfi, and as become good Mistress Matthew Bates, and set tic down a dutiful wife, all in such a hum-drum way. Then his name was so " shocking." If it had only been Clinton, nr Courtlandt, or Clar rnée, or any thing but Matthew—and Matthew Batvs at that. And,* "besides, ho was so un couth looking—not at all distingue, or elegant. That he had good features, 1 could and his figure was well proportioned, but he knew not how to show to advantage his personal gifts- His clear brown eyeshown frankly, and his chestnut hair curled carelessly jdevelojied forehead; bu\h« paid littlo attentioi accomplishments, * Young Dudley, and Morton, sud. Campbell three of mv other hoy lovers bud y; ed, in I the land two after leaving college, travelled ahre tunu-d so exquisite ,- ^n.i then tlngf iilied his at und said, "whon l looked Vis;t Ectj&fifwi - ! ! -V -"d ni oyos briÿiten, its he h iw his face my father , and then exchanged glances.— Here was "one of the prettiest distresses ima ginable," and I gave myself up to the full joymont of misery. 1 "I will never marry Cou«mMatthew," I claimed, in pettish anger, when I had reached . "No, no—they can . ^ . , , ... , t bend? locked up and bang kept , „ . . , " '. water. But no such luxury ot ... », ,, , store tor me. My good Id father would havo „ stared at the bare proposition of urging . . .. .against my will. How*iuldh-.ivpbeendelight ' . « , .. . , ed to have seen us inarm ! > rach other, but J , fancy diffeiently, and I acted ... ence ol my romantic imagination, , . . , II looked around for a lovep—some my >!V id then I wept though I anticipated bread and of be. I °ry ws yot would hi . But it pleased der the influ dont upon and he wretched abo Dudley, with all his foreign airs anil graces, wr a fool—Mork but young a I impudent, presuming fel low, who prated of his rueftrs anil hounds, as though he elder son of 1 ' : ï 11 ï peer, with jockey habits acquired at Epso Ascot—and Campbell, a pieco of stupid pom posity. Then I sought in humbler ranks—but ffy old 'German, and entirely tho opposite of the master wi my other teach; refined beau ideal i had created. ( ousin Matthew had might have been that beau ideal, uncouth ; cleveri and loving. But I shut my ryes |e, if he was «, and gentle, liappi he was only plai^Matthew Bates, would be forçai-* » ' À/y. 1 dP spdety, though A yjiW.oiained, is true—but only as ;y . 7 - • Y. tueredaily*) ! lessons ; and tho rich! rirhl -iU»s fieoj ended - Wail'ts. anj htirrrieil'six with gay engagements. > Marin wlook-jafter blind. Ho - ni .ï ni ï . T wliot ■ passedoh. Tii 1 -a entcen. My to j ed quietly on, but spoke nevi always at my elbow, to hand ■ K i:-amagi',iit/ea/. n •h h. 1 parties, my drives and rides. I could not help acknow-' lodging at times a secret feeling of kindness for him—he was so yiehV^ to my^fishes—so pa and attentive. id In momeu or of tenderness, I resolved, magnanimously, to d ofi'his declaration of laxa~rgenerously, to spare him the pain of a refusal. " Disentangle this whip for me, C thew," said I, from a ride. Ho was passing bv my dressing room, and there I stood by the open door, alone, ■») the pretty lit h had by chance ousin Mat • had returned vainly endeavoring to disen tie coqueitrah whip-chain, become wrapped around tho buttons of ray hah bit sleeve. As I oxtended my land to him, ho sprang quickly to do my biddirjr.and while his head was bent to him* " a labor of love''-U could of/ ou -Is that fell in hisjbrow ; but fhen he' j tariff!» the tnuhlflu le '.p admiring the rich masses careless negligence plain Cousin Matthe^ marry; and Bates, whom recollection of.by oil him during the ride, determined putting in execution my generous resolve.— Thcréupon, 1 spoke—I told him with a well affected aiv of confidence that I had that tilg, through my father, refused young Camp 'boll. Ho trembled, and by my Pysche glass, which stood near, l liould see his round face was'.crimsoned with blushes-. With a sensible, wo belief that I jo love my husband, and concluded with saying that even if I never should marry, I anticipated much quiet happiness in his friendship, and the d looks which had escap upon j tender words anly air, I continued, t told him of my firm •r would marry, and pictured forth future, as brother and sister soothing the de clining days of my lather. That I had. yet mot with would wish to sisterly regard I felt for him, united Iq my fa tiler's tender care. Ho almost gasped for breath, while I self-complacently admired the " woman of the world" m; as I imagined, placed each other in a proper position. He dropped tho efiain, still hopelessly entangled, gazed speechless anguish,—then hurried from tho room. I felt annoyed—vexed beyond inca sure. Thus, when I had thought to baVo ar ranged tho affair so beautifully, I had but his in which I hud, ii> -1 ml I ed the catastrophe. " Now lie will go ed, " and I shall be forced to marry him." And in a rage I wrenched my pretty whip from tho chain, bringing with it butt ny father," I exclaim ak in my babbit sleeve. My maid, who just then entered, stared at my impatience, I complained of fatigue, and hastily unhabbit ing, threw myself on a lounge, bailo her close the curtains, and say that I wished to sleep.— ist fi.r me. Poor Cousin I r'a looks of deep sorrow hovered before .uuu-ing ÿ'v fi eliivg.-i uf g a sad But tl Mntth / t V . -, lie did nVi *»Ko , 6i*|-.*w«*raM-,!«>»l'l jived immedialdly, by my lather's I missed his gratified look—his expression of admiration at my pretty costume. The party w though I would not attribute it to tho right ed home dissatisfied with myself, anil blaming every one else. On my dressing table 1 found a note—to my amaze Atdi und r p. manner, that ho know nothing of the allair. missed him when I handed i riage by the footman in the dull. in Matthew; it was from C " I thank you dear Ella, for wishing to spare e the pain of delicacy, dearest,, die suffering is just the . 1 have madly, wildly worshiped you, and hoped that the quiet unobtrusive devotion of years might at last soften your heart toward . But no—I see evidently, that i be. ' My presence amioys you, Ella, and until I can regard you us a sifter, you shall never be open rejection—but with all yot pained by the sight of Cousin Matthew." This was ui^oketl for, aud l must confess 1 felt a littlo disappointed. I had prepared my self lor storms and resistance, but not for this dignified, manly withdrawal. Cousin Matthew in my esteem, and I aril morning, after a sleep-, less night, questioning whether I had not acted a little rediculously, if not selfishly and unfeel ingly. "But on tho whole it is better," said I to quiet my uneasy thoughts.; " For I am sure I I could went up several deg found myself, t marry Cousin Mattl Cousin Matthew went abroad. A branch of the house had been long established in England, and to my lather he represented tho urgent cessity of his presence there. My poor lather 1 retted and complained at the prospect of losing his daily society—but it was of no avail. He iti'vcnt, and I endeavored to pursuado myself wiat I was telierecL » Years rolled by—and behold it and twenty, and still offers had been urged upon me—bi a womanpr'vas narriod. Offers I »th the realization of my beau Cousin Matthew constantly returned to my mind, anil I found myself at last acknowledg uearer my fancy's imago than with, and shrewdly ing that he 1 had e pectqd that J. had acted childishly and unwisely. Time had deprived me of many of my romantic well as older. notions. The gaiety and whirl of society palled upon formerly, at overy gay place of resort, I passed quietly from tho dining denied myself to general visitors—and when my father joined lounge, I entertained him with singing, reading or talking, as Lady Grace says, " soberly." W o often heard from Cousin Matthew. Ho still I had grown wiser, ; and instead of being eachday— after his usual altcr-dinnor remained unmarried, but never had visited his nativo country. Latterly, his letters spoke of a wish to seo us aeain. and we were in expecta ßvcngeü to tho full the recollection of tlie drawing again, and ion of a short visit from him. Report said he in was wooing and winning a fair English girl, he' My heart throbbed painfully when I heared it j from strangers, and he of.by the bitter tears I shed ' 1 my folly, my nb>qu letters he spoke tie " Do you jr 1" said my father td, ) leave the library, after giving intend t< mvy, in,, uaugli day, \ my. customary icxeeptionàMe oller of - riage. " Why, papa, do you want to "bo rid pf ÿ Ella!" replied I, going • his shoulder, I threw my around his neck. i him—and.as lie ed is aimlessly " No, you gipsy !*' ho nriSrmW* (hewing cheek near his lips. Harry Moreis affine, oblo follow, whom Whould b> q.roud te *—but I woipd not urge you to ntarry him, or any one clsty'against your ificlination. Still it seems Strange such a beautiful woman should remain unmarried. I used) to hope I should see jMatthew your husband— but," added he, with a sigh, " that idea I likve } to it. yielded up long si I kissed him in silence. Shortly after I I coal l 1— firm a tone slipuld bo in by this if.tel— " The steam may bring Uouqin Matthew to visit he has promised in his la "God.bless him!" ejaculated my latheiw '-1 hope he may—then I shall more before J ** the Hying pny letters." him you! naughty papa!!' Ï oxchtimeJ spdly ? "Fi —"why should .ÿ long year will your Ella have y and with another caress I left ham i-: 1 ' ^ ny » my largo drawing luxurio sick. My father's last I thoughts'll rise within Idi ; Hcrcd through ■V with such vq; >y and heart I needed bo alone. I fun: , but! felt . i.v, the Whole v l nnpifasjut of his conversation, Jinn c; iili'd. Ho might lonely should fiel —lonely, then b ■ 'f : ^ dciA' it to my. Mt'. | '|i.o report j 'i' marriage eyes to of my feelings. 1 luted huu, deeply K-' 'iio t"> j-d'liis intemlt lithe -jaud truly; and hitter, bitter teartf did 1 shed, U» I pictured forth the presentation [his bonny English bride. i of A few days after, the stsau ivod, hearing alone.-. He w cousin Matthew, b in Matd^few of, former days. If I had loved him, recollecting only his un couth appearance of past times, 'tWw admiration of manly-beauty aud refinement have been gratified, and my love itsfeased, by the person and 'manner, so my coumpj Ho yyasTV hands and elegant ;• though* evon for my fastidious ns frank and longer the plain C my ball ï improveme visible in . Toward *mo bis brother liko. All ! how altered was his bear ing : while I pined and sickened 'for tho love glances which in his blushing boyhood, ho la vished upon me. " Never fear, de Ella," ha'Vfffiapcred, as I drew back, in conscious love, froia his tir6t ca resses, on his arrival—" I proinHifd, my cousin, appear before you, until 1; could regard And his deaf eye beamed upon mo with a calm, brptherly light. My heart sank within me as I saw' fie had misun derstood my movement, and I hastened to the solitude of my room, that I might there give free vent to tin* bitter remorse f fl-lt. Notwith y< standing the report of his approaching marriage 1 had ventured to it^S&evj&y thilgfi it. How ray tears flow dasVds this vi s dolil words rung , dispelling ail mV r-my day-dreams. I re-entered society : on aq-'imt of my in's arrival, I said, h waK in truth, to fly from myself. But in the g.i4 Huong 1 was nc loss miserable , tor there in-showed ter advantage. Wii smew/ he bud, du riu fthst "W abroad, acquired lusuy cetill diii&w i. He a all excelledyf wHshoit, he myJuncy could have depicted my beau ideal. Aimthisiwa? Csusin Matlfiew [ Wlty evcn soumlcd well W mo. Tliere was dignified melody in that/, impie name, Matthew Bates ; than in til the Clarences, Dudleys, and Stanleys, 1 had ever beam. But day after day as that f w 5 ^ a y, tho drawing-^ they passed by, proved ger tho idol of his worship Lkad bee years. And yet I was not wanting ip charms. My glass proved it told that Vie world Baid seventeen. 1 ! beautiful tha My figure was fully developed—and tho matur ing of my intellect had huigntoned the expres ion of my countenance. I nev£J thought of my beauty before—but now, for; Çîousin Mat thew's eyes, I adorned my peraof with all tlve taste I possessed. But I daily felt dissatisfied with, my appearance and inanoetyjbr they at* tracted not Côulln Matthew's regard, a " They tell mo, Matthew, that you aro to give us an English cousin," laid my father, at dinner, after tho servants had retired—and ho j pushed the w.ne toward my coutin. 1 hastily from the tablo room. Tho subject just broaehoi! quickened my | departure, for I feared I might betray some it ed J. Matthew rose likewise, to ne, and said brightly, as he >d his hand on the lock— "Well, Uncle John—will you not greet her kindly V* " To be sure, my boy ! Your wife I could not greet otherwise than kindly," replied my iathcr-*-but seeing Matthew about leaving the with me, lie said— " Why in such haste ? Como, let us drink the health of the English bride !" " Another time, dear uncle,'* replied Matthew, looking at his watch. " But I have an engage moiit on important business down in the city, and am new behind the hour appointed." Wo passed from the dining-room together, and 1 bowed in silonco an lie opened for me the drawing-ri ing." I listened with painful impatience, until 1 heard the front door close on him. Then 1 u if f nut door, and bade me " good threw myself on a lounge, and gave myself up to my grief. Hope's last glittering ray bail de parted. I had "a well of tears back o' my eye lids," and freely did they flow, "Ah! Cousin Matthew!" I ^exclaimed, in changed with us. When yoif ofl&ed me your love, I rejected it. Now When 1 Wire—nay, Jiopelessly adore as nothing to you." " Say not so^dearest Ella," said a voice be side me. f turnod, and beheld Cousin Mat noke •ents, "how j ofier comfort. I thew's loVe-beaming face. " Pardon me, dear est," lie murinerctl, as he fondly embraced me, "for playing the part of listener-—but the'^jight wind closed the door, leaving me in the hall. I j heard your sobs, and hastened Imagine my wild delight, when I overheard yourjdd* beloved by the only woman, j i ny Would!smile . -jk..:.! have returned. But^i had only prove the fallacy of such discovered that you were . When 1 was told of the re pented refusals you had given to others, I dared ish the hope of winning you, anil have remained on week after week, fearing to speak again of my love." More and more jic said—words of wild, pas-(you, sionate adoration, and I w py. I confessed my former folly and my long nourished love. The moments flew unheeded by, until my father surprised us by entering through the conservatory door, which was ajar. " 1 thought you had an engagement down in the city, young endeavoring no embarrassment. exclamation. I w the world dear "And the English bride 1" I asked, " U a bçîng of ihn , liewroa ü ' ürt t0 ,ook "P on >' imaginings. I -t- ,: f w ( i slum Id supremely hap !" said my father, vainly vory evident " So I had," replied my cousin, laughing, " but Ella made forgot it." Tlien we gladdened the dear old father's heart by asking his blessing readily and joyfully granted. "I always wished for this," he said, "but I thought it best to let you young folks manage it your own way." And were married. I became good Mis Mutthow Bates. Years have passed since that happy day, and my dark hair is silvered. 1 but a happy one. My mar ried lilb has been sunny and joyous, and I still wonder at the wilful blindness which at old w reject dear Cousin Matthew. TAKING IN WORK. ) discredit to a female to be obliged to maintain herself by work. On tho contrary, it is nn honor to have it said that she can support herself. It is her glory, that, the beBt recom ndation to the society of all whose goodwill and friendship are alone worth possessing. But there are females who have beeh so educated by their parents that they look upon labor thing derogatory to their sex, and esteem those who are willing to work as far beneath th« selves. They do those of their It if associate with whom misfortiino or who labor poverty compel to take i in shops or factories.—But which is tho honorable, to dozo away existence in following tho foolish fashions of the day—in dressing in the latest style and he waited upon by servant^ —caring nothing for tho condition of tho poor around, if self can only bo decorated, and the first circle of society bo entered— tho dawn, support yourself, and enjoy tho bles sings of life by living as tho God of nature de signed Î Which, we ask, is tho most honorable—the moat useful 1 And who are the best calculated to become real companions and happy and tended wives ? Who but a fop, a drono, fool, would choose the former for a friend and companion through Ufa, if it w wealth! And who lives tho happiest aud cn of this life Î The answer is plain, and yet there are multitudes around, following foolish fashions of tho day—spending vork, th j oya t | 10 | , he propOTy o( , hei , ftth „ s ; gew-gawa and j silks, to make a sp'ended appearance, tickle the ■impùftoii» or tinloo2?T?ir)ii strings of the fnisfrrly wretch. GÏria, W\y<>u knöw what belongs to yotPlfeppincSs, yotî will never let the crimson mantle your cheeks wbeiy it is said " She takes in Work," or " she e ed a shop or factory." No—it will ho y joy and youY honor, and yotlr passport to suc good husband, a cheerful and contented home, and all the blessings of a vi We have been led to these remarks by hear ing from the lips of a young woman, as wo passed her in the street n fe of haughty prido and a tods of the bend, she remarked to a companion in refe acquaintance» " I w; work!"—We know thought what a fool the young nu choose such a companion. If we w of a wife, and possessed a princely fortune, we should search out the poor, industrious girl, and she would bo independent. Wo know she ake an excellent companion, an industry and useful wife, and a kind and devoted friend. " She takes in work "—noble example! r despised for hpr in dustry and economy, she will far, far outshine her proud and haughty acquaintance, and bein trodticod/fnfo better society, while her, poor thing, may bo glad to work in her family or to wash in her kitchen.—Suoh cases have occurred. s life. •o to a khow if bIio takes i tho female, but we bo, . though 1,1 a tow yet Females, lo\e labor, despise sloth. Care for the sneering remark or the scornful look, and your reward, though slow, will bo certain, Years of anxiety, with prudence a'adrindustry, for you blessings and favors in comparably groat and lasting. " Take in work," will work anything but live a lazy, fashionable life, We abhor and detest it; and s favor and friendship you would o Though others may Wonder at your course and av your disposition, thcy_shaU, >;-ÿèi wealthy^ remcmboA riches ofteft tAe selves wings and *ly is more unstable. Of your indpstri economical habits you will These are far more valuable pas-(you, "she's taken i do ajl whose h ia » 1 g-ain. my. Ncftiing earthly and be deprived, bring to a young man than a princely fortune. Sue whatever may bo yoiir situation in )ver be ashamed life, and have it remarked of work.— Portland Trib . A HINT. The following piece of waggery appeared in copy it for tho benefit of those living import indices who fellow the prac* tico in this city, WANTED.—One hundred and seventy-five ■' all shapes énd sizes, from tho tall, th ha$enough onJiis face to the little hunch a paper cast, and youugme stuff a barber's cushion, dow dandy, wit backed, lreckli.d-faeod, bow •legged, carrot-head ed upstart. Thé object is to fatfm n gaping corps,- tojjc in attendance at theAdiurcli' doors every Sabbath bel'o the e imencoment ofdi tlioy ake gentlemanly and delicate ro il dress. All who wish are at the females t- r enlist in the above borps, will please appear church doors next .Sabbath ning, where they will be duly inspected, and ies, personal appearance, and quantity regifitered-jn a book kept for that pur pose, and published in the newspapers. To prevent a general rush it will be well will bo enlisted who possess intellec tual capacities above that of bred donkey. I" ni ordinary, well THE DRAMA. ANOTHER Tl take great pleasure in copying i from the St. Louis papers, the following testi monials, which the editors the ! 1 :t% . Ii- . pleased to offer in favor of a young and talent ed Delawarian^a candidate for h.i$trion^c fame, ■ho has been for somo time past in that city, on a professional visit. Theatre. — Benefit of Mr, Huberts-—one of the most talented, studious anil agiteoraMc Theatrical corps, takes a benefit to night. He appears ns •*Richard the Third," and " Jemmy Twitchc '-"—two characters as different in their range as the poles ; yet doubt not that ho win acquit hinmelf with dit, and to the satisfaction of those who may favor hind with their presence to-night. Go , go all, and lend a helping hand to a really worthy actor, and a gentlemanly [St. Louis American. Theatre.—T ho theatrical season is nearly at a close, and it behooves all who take in this elegant amusement present opportunity, of the m and worthy members of the company, his name lor a Benefit, and will perfor ry opposite characters of " Richard the Third" anil " Jemmy Twitchcr." Th« stylo of cliarac ally assumed by Mr. Roberte, require talent and judgment, and ho has ever presented them in an acceptable manner to tho audience. We feel assured that a full house will bo the deserved tribute to a bers of embrace tho To-night Mr. Roberts, ost industrious, careful, talented prose ♦he v*v deserving [Missouri Reporter. Theatre. — Benefit of Mr. Roberts.— 1 To-night has been appointed for the benefit of this excel lent and studious actor. Tho entertainments attractive kind, and tho of the deserving the attention oi the public. ' Richard IH." is tho first piece, in which Mr. j Roberts will assuino the character of the " crook tyrant," and after that the amusing of "'Jemmy-Tv'itelier." Mrs. Farröd? umpanynrö öd, th« 1: W in the iast. . and after that week but one, of the set Our theatrical friend* ary" d ill ne v o the time—and don't neglect night. [People's Organ. Mr. Uoherts' performance of" Richard," laô night, was creditable to him, and elicited ap* " was admin»* [St. Louis Auiericeuf planta ; his "Jciniuy Twitoher, • ■ • 1 ■ I > ■ For the Blue Hen's Chicken. At tlic^enth Annual Meeting of the Agricul tural KociHty of New Castle County, held at John Hall'S Motel, Wilmington, 10th mo. 35tli/ 1815, BENJAMIN WEBB, was called to thö chair mid Josiu'H Li, libation Thomson, declining Secretary* Dr. J. W: be re-elected President ' this Society, \vhtdh was read anil adopted. On motion, Riaolvcd, That a vote of thanks to Dr. J. \V. Thomson, for hiâ de*, )teil exertions for the benefitjtnd prosperity of this Society during the eight years of his Presi dency. The following gentiane elected officers for the ensuing year, viz : President —JAM ES CAN BY. A ci bo presented ,'ero tbeh duly George Maxwell, Joseph Llsyd, Eli Wilson, C. I. Du Pont, John U« Edward Tutuall, John J I I. —C. P; Holcomb* S \\ -hi). tv g neçretu v Edward Tatnall. , l'uuniellm-— Edward W. Gilpin. Directe, C. Clark, .Sarnöel Oairbyy Joseph Lloyd, M. IK Ochcltrce, John W. An drews, Bryan Jackson. Joseph Carr, Henry Latimer, James N. Cleland, Henry Du Pont/ William Robinson. J. Si IL Boies. Ji Brindley, Philip Heybold* Win. Tatnall; Win* S. Bouillon, John Richardson, John Higgins. Directors of the Horticultural Department.-** John R. Latimer, Samuel Cauby, James Webb/ Win. Tatnall, James V. Eiulin, Ziba Ferrisi On motion, Resolved, That'the pgteecdings »ting, with tho communicawm of Dr; 1 J of this J. W. Thomson/ be published in wh'n-h uilvç'fûsc For-tlie Society, Adjoumod. JUSEFH L LOY iy Wn.M « t if the .,,1 ^ ^ .4 - r,unt S : charteri y \cin (i.st ' Agreeably day, to lynko choice of office . In doing so permit me to '-ou, my desire intimated"at tho annual of withholding my n; President, which oflic oble the ensuing y for re-election ha ) Many of you desired fur years pa aware that I have repeatedly practical tl from a different part -of tho county should ho called to servo in this honorable and useful capacity. Up to this period, you Iravo decided otherwise,—but assuredly now, when this association numbers upwards of one huu dred members—lias flourished for ten years and lias brought within the circle of its influence tho kindred associations of Horticulture, Manufac tures and the Mechanic Arts, and in each cceding year is increasing in numbers and fulness, no such necessity exists of continuin one member longer at its head, particularly as propose and desire hereafter, to give my whole my profession, and policy would iodi tbis »Society to practice the principle of ''—as likely to subserve thô ends for which all our Republican fo ! fSfe designed. In dissolving the official connections which inueti from tho origin of the Society to the present time, as Corresponding Secre tary and President, I may be allowed to tender to each and all the members, my wannest thanks, for without their aid and co-operation, little ot' what this Society has achieved, could hnro been uplisliotl. A county, for which nature has so much, would, in all human probability, mit their example and exertions, have gono on in her "old.paths and accustomed ways," But when all see and appreciate the rapid and f her agriculture : in ten years, tiding, with improving state o: doubling her crops, Unrated/ re than a million of dollars to the value of her e, they must say that the Society is " onward * and its complete ck and real progress of y success has bt have been widely diffused* Among similar in* in the United States» it now holds a place. Official communications relations have been established with rany of them, highly beneficial, it is bclii v®f, \ > the " commoh its benefits proir ulturistg of other States have taken annual exhibi-* ; others nl pleasure in being prese tions, and of applauding what they have kindly consented to address you, and elo-* yato still higher the standard of agricultural dis* rourselves have ch contributed to . The fire, then, which tho founders of* this Society kindled, anil often fancied might be put out in its iulhncy— cannot, will permitted to be extinguished by their succes sors. With this assurance, and tho belief that, if, in the common relations of life, tho humblest vice and perform his lerve the S » pröinmenfa '* member hereafter; and if there is truth in dm ic declaration : 'That the bird that w Is the bird that we lo individual nrav do some " of good, 1 may yet cicty, and be a useful, *** ;■ thou, will continued to the Society, in its growing man hood, that 1 experienced at its birth, anil in its progressive good works and deeds, its earliest friends, will meet their highest gratification and reward. As one among those permit feelingly to subscribe myself the one, who has ever received from every gontleman of the As* sociation, his countenance and needed, am voko for my successor) will el lrom my mind. With fee highest Conside* rations for you, individually and collectively, t i your fellow member, JAMES W. THOMSON. bi isles and affections bfl ,_ . port, when d whose kindness ; which I in* c oblitérât* .