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VOL. I.
MIDDLETOWN, NEW CASTLE COUNTY, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 15, 1868.
NO. 33.
NEW GOODS.
Spring and Summer Opening!!
AT
•J. A. Reynolds & Sons'
MIDDLETOWN.
H AVING replenished our Stock with a large
and complote assortment of Spring and
Summer Goods, we are now enabled to offer
extra inducements to the people of Middletown
and vicinity, as the following list of prices of
some of our leading articles will show,
Calicoes at 10, 12} and 14 cents per yard.
B'd Muslins 10 12}, 15, 20 and 25 " "
Unbleached do 10 12} 14, 1G and 20 w 11
5-4 Pillow Case do 25, 31, and 37} " 11
Am'r and Russian Crash. 12}, 15, nnd 18 " "
American Ginghams 12}, 15, and 20
Tickings 25, 35, and 45
DRESS GOODS.
American Lawns 20, 22. and 25
Jaconet do 31, 37}, und 45
Plaid and Fig. Cambrics 22, 25 and 31
American Detains 20. 22 and 25
All Wool do 37}, 45, and 50
Black and Colored Alpacas 50 to 00
Silk-Mixed A all Wool Poplins
per yard.
75 to 1,25
Coatings and Cassimeres.
A splendid stock of G-4 Coatings and Cloak
ings, consisting of Tricots, Piques, Doe-Skins,
Ac., in Black and Fancy Colors, ranging iu
price from $1 50 to $G 00 per yard.
Fancv Cassimcren for Pants and Vest 90, $1
$1 50, $1 75 and $2 00 per yard.
25,
ustotions, &o.
Spool Cotton 5, 8 and 10 cts per Spool.
Knitting do 02}, 76. and 87} per Lb.
Linen Kdkfs' 10, 12}, 18, 26 und 35 cts each.
Ladies, Mieses, and Children's While Cotton
Hose a 12}, 15, 25, 37} and 50 cents per pair.
Ludies and Misses IIoop Skirls a 50, 75, SI 00
$1 25. $1 50 each.
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Ladies' Lasting Gaiters a$l,25, $1,50, $2,00
and $2,50 per pair.
Misses' Lasting Gnitors a $1,00, $1,25, $1,50
and $1,75 per pair.
Gents' and Boys Lusting gaiters a $2,00, $2,50
$3,00 and $3,50 per pair.
GenU' Calf Boots $5,00 $5,50 and $6,00 per
pair.
GROCERIES.
Brown and White Sugars at 12}, 14, 15, 16,
17, and 18 cents per lb.
Lnguayra and Rio Coffees 25, 28, and 31 cts.
Green nnd Black Teas $1,00 $1,25 $1,60 and
$2,00 per lb.
Brown and White Soaps at 6, 8 nnd 10 cents
per lb.
Molasses at 50, 02}, 75 nnd 95 eta.per gallon.
ßdh' Please rail and examine 1
JOHN A. REYNOLDS A'SONS.
April <5, 1808.
LEWIS' PUKE WHITE LEAD,
IN 12J, 25, 50 AND 100 lb. KEGS.
Blaok Paint, Prussian Blue,
UIROHE CHEEK ami V311.1,0W,
Bairnt and lliuv Umber,
BURNT AND RAW SIENNA,
Indian Red, Red Dead,
VEN. RED, SPANISH BK0WN,
Yellow Ochre, Ohio Brown,
Dry and in Oil
IN 1 lb. TO 25 lb. CANS.
Putty, Linseed Oil, Turpentine,
JAPAN DRYING, COPAL VARNISH,
Glue, Gum Shellac,
LAMP BLACK, WINDOW GLASS,
besides a full assortment of
Paint Brushes and Sash Tools,
Fob Sale by
J. A. REYNOLDS & SONS.
May 1C, 1868—3m
nil
A
BOWER'S
COMPLETE MANURE,
MANUFACTUBBD BY
HENRY ROWER, CHEMIST,
PHILADELPHIA.
MADE FROM
Super-Phosphate of Lime, Ammonia and
Potash,
WARRANTED FREE FROM ADULTERATION.
Ink
A
Ac.
T HIS Manure contains all the elements to pro
duce large crops of all kiuds, and is highly
recommended by all who have used it, also by
distinguished Chemists who have, by analysis
tested its qualities.
Packed in bags of 200 pounds each,
DIXON, SHARPLKSS à CO.
„ . SOL» AGENTS,
39 South Water and 40 South Delaware Avenue,
PHILADELPHIA.
For sale by WM. REYNOLDS,
79 South Street,
Baltimore, Md.
Also by JOHN A. REYNOLDS k SONS,
Hiddlbtown, P#£t..
And by dealers generally throughout the
July 18, '68.
' .
HARNESS MAKING.
T HE undersigned having commenced Harness
making at
ODESSA, DEL.
and
I* prepared to furnish every articlo in his line
on the most roasunuhle terms.
His experience in city oud country justifies his
promise that
»ALL HIS WORK WILL BE OF THE
S3-BEST QUALITY, jgg
And gives him confidence to solicit a shareof the
public patronage.
JZ*-His Shop is on Main street, in the house
ormerly occupied by Joseph Tawresy.
. „ „ WM - T. GAtLAHER. '
April 25—tf.
T
be
FOR RENT.
T'" FARM of 435 acres, in Caroline county,
X Maryland. Terms, one hiilf. I find all im
ovement*—Tenant the seed.
lui J' 251h — Iw
Win. REYNOLDS,
Newark. Del.
'
BARGAINS, BARGAINS,
Cash Buyers Look to your Interest.
S. R. STEPHENS & Co.
T T °l K ' ned their New Cash Store, in
Middletown, Del. are now prepared to
otter to the Public a largo and well selected
Stock of
DRY GOODS,
GROCERIES, &o.
They offer a large lot of CARPETS,
Very Low from Auction.
A FINE STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Cloths, Cassimers, and
Ready Made Clothing.
HATS AND CAPS,
Dress Goods, ISFotions,
HARDWARE, AC.
a
to
Canned Fruits, Pidiles, Sauces,
and all kinds of Goods usually kept in a country
store.
Having purchased our entire stock for cash,
wc arc prepared to sell «t city prices for cash
country produce.
Buyers would do well to give us a call.
SAML. R. STEPHENS & Co.
Middletown, Del.
July 4—ly.
W: M. KENNARD,
OF THE WELL KNOWN
DRY GOODS AND CARPET HOUSE,
300 Market Street, Wilmington,
offers to the buying public one of the most desir
able assortment of
GOODS
ver displayed by this old established house.
Buying for CASn, selling on the sutne terms,
Purchasing from first Hands,
AS WELL AS
Importing some Styles of Goods,
combined, gives him many advantages
usual witli retail stores.
not
LARGE STOCK,
PLENTY OF LIGHT,
No Misrepresentation of Goods,
AND LOW PRICES
are SOME of the inducements held forth
to buj'era.'IS^
January 4, 18G8—Gin
BOOKS, STATIONERY,
VARIETY STORE.
S CHOOL BOOKS nnd Miscellaneous Works,
Bibles, Prayer Books and Hymn Books.
BLANK BOOKS, in various styles of binding.
Tuck, Memorandum nnd Pass Books.
Stationery or all binds.
Photograph Alliums, Work . Boxes, Fancy
Boxes, Writing Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket
Books, Port Folios, Fusses, Portmonuies, Segar
Oases, Picture Frames, Tassels und Cords, Look
Glasses.
Back Gammon Boards,
CHESS & CHECKER MEN,
GAMES OF ALL KINDS.
Rubber Pencils amt Penholders, Writing Fluid
StAnds, Pocket Cutlery, Rogers' {Scissors
Sleeve Buttons, Studs, Breast Pins, Finger Rings
Spectacles, Violin Strings, Combs, Brushes, Nail
Tooth Brushes, Gum Bands, Wfttuh Keys
Key Rings, and Puff Boxes.
Fine Assortment of Colgate & Co*«. Soap,
PHALON'S NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREÜS,
Wright's and Taylor's »Superior Extracts,
Pomades, Hair Oils, and
Dental Soap, of the first quality.
GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS.
Neck Ties of various styles, Bismarck Collars,
Gloves, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Cuffs, Wristlets
kc. '
of
of
Sugars, Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To
bacco Pouches.
Lamps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil.
DEALER IN NEWSPAPERS—
New York Ledger,
Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine.
Frank Leslie, Chimney Corner, Weekly,
, Boya and Girls Weekly,
Gleason's Literary Companion.
Godcy's, Peterson's, Atlantic, Arthur's, Galaxy
Mm'e.Demorest's Magazines.
ßdS-'A large variety of Fancy Articles.-^
Call and examine; at
D. L. DUNNING'S,
Corner of Main and Scott streets,
Middletown, Del.
Jan 4.—3mo.
Stockholders' Notice.
HE Rtockh jl^crjj fjf tho Middletown Ilali
Company, ofe respectively notified that
prompt payment of instalment» duo, must be
made as the erection of tho building is rapidly
progressing, and the money to meet the necessary
liabilities must pow come forward. Payments to
made to J . R: 1 Ball, Esq. Treasurer, at Citizens'
National Banking House. By order of Board of
Directors, J. THOMAS
July 4-tf
BUDD,
Secretary.
GOV. SEYMOUR'S LETTER OF
ACCEPTANCE.
do
as
to
to
of
The following is the letter of Governor
Seymour, accepting the Domination of the
National Democratic Convention for Pres
ident :
Utica, N. Y. August 4, 1ÖG8.
General G. W. Morgan and others, Com
mittee , <frc. : .
Gentlemen: When in the city of New
York, on the 11th of July, in the presence
of a vast multitude, on the behalf of the
National Democratic Convention, you ten
dered to me its unanimous nomination as
their candidate for the office of President
of tho United States, I stated I had no
words "adequate to express my gratitude
for tho good will and kindness which that
body had shown to
unsought and unexpected. It was my
ambition to take an active part—from
which I am now excluded—In the
Its nomination
me.
was
great
struggle going on for tho restoration of
good Government, of peace and prosperity
to our country. But I have been caught
up by the overwhelming tide which is
bearing us on to a great political change.
I find myself unable to resist its pressure.
You have also given mo a copy of the res
olutions put forth by the Convention,
showing its position upon all tho great
questions which now agitate the country.
As the presiding officer ofthat Convention,
I am familiar with their scope and import.
As one of its members, I am a party to
their terms. They are in accord witli my
views, and I stand upon them in tho con
test upon which wo are now entering, and
I shall strive to carry them out in future,
wherever I may be placed, iu political
private life."
I then stated that I would send you
these words of acceptance iu a letter, as is
tho customary form. I see no reason,
upon reflection, to change or qualify the
terms of my approval of tho resolutions of
tho Convention. I have delayed the mere
formal act of communicating to you iu wri
ting what I thus publicly said, for the pur
pose of seeing what light the action of
Congress would throw upon the country.
Its acts since the adjournment of the Con
vention show an alarm lesta change of po
litical power will give to tho people what
they ought to have—a clear statement of
what has been done with the money drawn
from them during the past eight years.—
Thoughtful men feel that there have been
wrongs iu the financial management which
have been kept from tho public knowledge.
The Congressional party has not only al
lied itself with military power, which is to
ho brought to bear directly Upon the elec
tions in many .States, hut it also holds it
self in perpetual session, with the avowed
purpose of making auch laws as it shall see
fit, in view of the elections w-hich will take
place within a few weeks,
therefore, adjourn, hut took
moot again, if its partisan interests should
demand it* reassembling. Never before in
th(( history of our country has Congress
thus taken a menacing attitude toward its
electors. Under its influence, some ofthe
States organized by its agents are propo
sing to deprive the people of the right to
vote for Presidential electors, and the first
bold steps are to destroy the rights of suf
frage. It is not strange,. therefore, that
thoughtful men see in such action the
proof that there is, with those who shape
the policy of the Republican party,
fives stronger and deeper than the mere
wish to hold political power— that there is
a dread of some exposure, which drives
them on to nets so desperate and impolitic.
Many of the ablest leaders and journals
of the Republican party have openly de
plored tile violence of Congressional ac
tion, and its tendency to keep up discord
our country. Tho great interests of our
Union demand pqpcc, order, and a return
to those industrial pursuits without which
wc cannot maintain the faith or honor of
our Government. Tho minds of business
men aro perplexed by uncertainties. Tho
hours of toil of our laborers are lengthened
by the cost of living ; made by the direct
and indirect exactions of Government._
Our people are harassed by the heavy and
frequent demands of the tax-gatherer.
Without distinction of
or
It did not,
a recess to
mo
of
of
of
the
I
the
to
tho
its
its
ty
or
to
trial
party, there is a
strong feeling in favor of that line of ac
tion which shall restore order and confi
dence,. and shall lift off the burdens which
now hinder and vex tho the industry of the
country. Yet at this moment those in
power have thrown into the Senate Cham
ber and Congressional hall new elements
of discord and violence. Mon have been
admitted as representatives of some of the
Southern States, with the declaration upon
their lips, that, they copilot live in the
States they claim to represent, without
military protection. These men are to
make laws for the North, as well as the
South. These men who a few days since,
were seeking as suppliants that Congress
would give them power within their re
spective States, are to-day the masters and
controllers of the actions of those bodies.
Entering them with minds filled with pas
sions, their first demands have been that
Congress shall look upon the States from
which they come as in conditions of civil
war; that the majority of their population,
embracing their intelligence, shall bo trea
ted as public enemies; that military forces
shall be kept up at the oost of the people
of the North, and that there shall be no
peace and order at the South, save that
which is made by arbitrary power.
Every intelligent man knows that these
men owo their seats In Congress to tho
disorder in the 8outb. Every man knows
that they not only owe their present posi
tions to disorder, but that every motive
springing frojn tho |qyo of potycr, ofgi}in,
of a desire for vengeance, prompts them to
keep the South in anarchy. While that
< lists they are independent of the will
wishes. of their fellow-citizens. While
confusion reigns they are the dispensers of
the profits and' the honors which grow out
of a government;, of more force. These
arc now pTaccd in positions where
they can not only urge their views of pol
icy, but where they can enforce them.—
When others shall be admitted in this
manner from the remaining Southern
States, although they will have in truth no
constituents, they will have more power in
the Senate than a majority of the people of
this Union living in nine of the great
States. In vain the wisest members of the
Republican party protested against the
policy that led to this result. While the
chiefs of the late rebellion have submitted
to the results of the war, and are now qui
etly engaged in useful pursuits for the
support of themselves and their families,
and arc trying by the force of their exam
ple to lead back the people of the South to
the order and industry not only essential
to their well being, but to the greatness
and prosperity of our common country, we
see that those who, without ability or in
fluence, have been thrown by the agitations
of civil convulsion into positions of honor
and profit, arc striving to keep alive the
passions to which they owe their elevation;
and they clamorously insist that they arc
the only friends of our Union—a Union
that can only have a sure foundation in
fraternal regard, and a common desire to
promote the peace, the order, and the hap
piness of all sections of our land.
1'.vents in Congress, since the adjourn
ment of the Convention, have vastly in
creased the importance of a political victo
ry by those who.are seeking to bring back
economy, simplicity, and justice in the ad
ministration of our national affairs. Many
Republicans have heretofore clung to their
party who have regretted the extremes of
violence to which it lias run. They have
cherished a faith, that while the action of
their political friends have been mistaken,
their motives have been good. They must
now see that the Republican party is in
that condition that it cannot carry out a
wise and peaceful policy, whatever its
tives may bo. It is a misfortune; not only
to a country, but to a governing party it
self, when its action is unchecked by any
form of opposition. It has been the mis
fortune of the Republican party that the
events of the past few years have given it
so much power that it has been able to
shackle the Executive, to trample the ju
diciary, and to carry out the views of the
most unwise and violent of its members.
When this state of things exists in
party, it lias ovor been found that tho __
ber judgments of its ablest leaders do not
There is hardly an able man who
helped to build up the Republican organi
zation who has not within the past three
vears warned jt against its excesses, who
has not been borne doWn and forced to give
up ; his convictions of the interests of the
country called for ; or, if too patriotic to
do this, who has not been driven from its
ranks. If this has been tho case hereto
fore, what will be its action now, with this
new infusion of men who, without a decent
respect for the views of those who have
just given them their positions, begin their
legislative career with calls for arms—with
demands that their States shall be regarded
as in a condition of civil war, and with the
declaration that they are ready and anxious
to degrade the President of the United
States whenever they can persuade or force
Congress to bring forward new articles of
impeachment. The Republican party, as
well as we, arc interested in pntting some
check upon this violence. It must be clear
to every thinking man that a division of
political power tends to check the violence
of party action, and to assure tho
or
men
any
so
control.
of
or
to
the
ten
tho
not
the
six
tho
peace
and good order of society. The election
of a Democratic Executive and a majority
of Democratic members to the House of
Representatives would not give to that
party organization the power to make sud
den or violent changes; but t would serve to
check those extreme measures which have
been deplored by the best men by both po
litical organizations. The result would
most certainly lead to that peaceful resto
ration of the Union and re-establishment
of fraternal relationship which the country
desires. I am sure that tho best men of
the Republican party deplore as deeply as
I do, the spirit of violence Shown by those
recently admitted to scats in Congress from
the South. The condition of civil
which they contemplate must be abhorrent
to ever right-thinking man. I have
more personal wishes which mislead my
judgement in regapd to tho pending eloo
tion. No man who has weighed and meas
ured the duties of the President of the
United States eon foil to bo impressed with
tho cares and toils of him who is to meet
its demands. It is not merely to float
with popular currents, without a policy
purpose ; on the contrary, while our Con
stitution gives just weight to the public
will, its distinguishing feature is that it
seeks to protect tho rights of minorities;
its greatest glory is that it puts restraints
upon power ; it gives forco and form to
those maxims and principles of civil liber
ty for which the martyrs of freedom have
struggled through ages ; it declares the
right ofthe people " to be scoure in their
persons, houses, nnd papers, against
sonahlc searches and seizures ; that Con
gress shall make no law respecting an es
tablishment of religion, or tho free exercise
thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech
or of the press, or the right of tho people
to petition for redress of grievances. It
secures tho right of a speedy and public
trial by an impartial jury."
No mai} eau rightfully opter upon the
war
no
unrea
has
duties of the Presidential office unless he
is not only willing to carry out the wishes
of the people expressed in a constiuutional
way, but is also prepared to stand up for
the rights of the minorities. He must be
ready to uphold the free exercise of relig
He must denounce measures which
would wrong personal or home rights, or
the religious conscience of the citizens
of the land. He must maintain, without
distinction of creed or nationality, all the
privileges of American citizenship. Tho
experience of every public man who has
been faithful to his trust teaches him that
one can do the duties of the office of Pres
ident unless he is ready not only to under
go the falsehoods and abuse of the bad,
but to suffer from tho censure of the good,
who arc misled by prejudice)* and misrepre
sentations. There are no attractions in
such positions which deceive my judge
ment, when I say that a great change is
going on in the public mind. - The mass
of the Republican party arc more thought
ful, impartial, and just, than they were
during the excitements which atteuded the
progress and close of the civil war. As
the energy of the Democratic pavty springs
from their devotion to their cause, and not
to their candidates, I may, with propriety,
speak of tho fact, that never in the politi
cal history of our country has tho action of
any like body boon hailed with such uni
versal and wide-spread enthusiasm as that
which has been shown in relation to the pc,
sition of the National Democratic Conven
tion. With this the candidates had noth
ing to do. Had any others of those named
been selected, this spirit would have been,
perhaps, more marked. The zeal and cn
ergy of the Conservative masses spring
from a desire to make a change of political
policy, and from the confidence that th
can carry out their purpose,
they are strengthened by the co-operation
of the great body of those who served in
the Union army and navy during the
Having given nearly sixteen thousand
commissions to the officers of that army, I
know their views and wishes. They de
mand tho Union for which they fought.
The largest meeting of these gallant sol
diers. which ever assembled was held in
New York, and endorsed the action of the
National Convention. In words instinct
with meaning, they called upon the Gov
ernment to stop in its policy of hate, dis
cord, and disunion, and in terms of fervid
eloquence they demanded the restoration
of the rights and liberties of the American
people. When there is such accord be
tween those who proved themselves brave
and self-sacrificing in war and those who
are thoughtful and patriotic in council, I
cannot, doubt we shall gain a political tri
umph which will restore our Union, bring
back peace and prosperity to our land, and
will give us onoe more the blessings of a
wise, economical, and honest Government.
I am, gentlemen, truly yours. Ac.
HORATIO SEYMOUR.
<\v
In this faith
war.
Is
To
Is
. California.
The following is an extract of a letter
from Rev. J. L. Rreck, of Benicia, Cal.
to a friend in Wilmington, Del. dated Ju
ly 20th, 1808 :
You hear those sweet birds singing—
well they are the California canary, which
build about our windows and in tho
hushes and in the vines which climb
the lattiec-work. That pretty garden has
flowers blooming in and out of doors, all
the year round, winter and summer. Here
the profusion of flowers is so wonderful
that I feel almost angry with myself that I
mss them by as common things. All the
lot-house plants with you, grow here out.
of doors and become almost trees ! The
rose is often a tree,
many varieties, grow to tho height of ten
or fifteen feet. Tho mallows are trees in
which our chickens roost. They are a
weed here six to ten Inches in diameter.
Yonder is our vegetable garden ; we
raise in it vegetables for the whole year ;
we never put them in a cellar to keep.—
Strawbcjiies arc in the market during ten
months of the year. To-day I have been
eating delicious fresh figs ; tho treos yield
two or three crops a Summer. We have
two or three hundred grape-vines. Grapes
sell in the market at two cents n pound
Rut what is the greatest wonder here we
have no rains for about six months in Sum
mer. The hills become parched" brown
and tho ground cracks, and you would
think every thing would hum up and be
destroyed, but it is not so.
There (s a wild oats which grows about
to the height of a rann, which dries in the
field and furnishes food for tens of thous
ands of cattle and sheep. Whnt falls to
the ground is blown by the wind into these
cracks of the earth, and so witli tho wheat
that shells out, and this forms tho volun
teer crop. Tho cattle get so fat eating
upon these brown hills, that they are of
ten unfit for the market, and they look for
tho poorest of the flock to kill. But
now stop telling you any more of tho
derful growth of this country. Wo do
not have thunder storms here, which is a
great comfort to many timid people. In
the Winter wo seo snow upon the moun
tains, and even now within a day's travel
from tho Mission House, wc reach snow
six feet in depth. It is the beginning of
tho everlasting snow upon the everlasting
hills.
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"Do you ever have any "hops" in
Maine ?" asked a Newport belle, who was
dressing for a hall, of a country cousin
from the Pino State. " Oh yes, lots ; pa
has forty acres of 'em in one field."
Thirteen of tho United States and
Territory grow cotton..
one
he
or
Ojrrespomlenec of the Middletown Transcript
MtLi.iNOTON, July 31st, 1808.
Mr. Editor. —I read a week ago a let
ter from " Lucius," giving a brief de
scription of the citizens of Odessa ; I
want to know whether Lucius was speak
ing " sarkustikul" or not; if not, then
Odessa must ho a blessed place: • I'd
like to take up my residence there fir the
rest of my mortal existence ; the citizens
must go singing in their happy hearts all
the day iong—
"Oh! if there bo an Elysium on Earth,
It is this, it is this!"
In the words of the old gentleman in
Martin Chuzzlewit, or something else,
( who had to be punched and shaken up
every hour or two by his grandaughtcr,
to prevent his state of collapse from be
coming chronic,) " My eyes and liver,"
I'd like to seo Mrs. T. or Mis L. (or all
the other letters from A to Izzard) in this
town, get a bonnet and no one have any
thing to say about it—Our bonnets ns well
as the rest of our " riggiu," are picked to
pieces (metaphorically speaking,) long
before the season is over ; and as to beaux :
—I'd like to see a lady here, entertain
her gentlemen friends, on the porch, in
the parlor or in the sitting room, and
every one think it all right, and nobody's
business; If one were not an interested
party it would he real fun to see the peep
ing round the house corner if one is on
the porch, or tho waiting about if he is
in the parlor, to see whnt time ho leaves :
then tho speculations as to whether he i
serious, or whether he is only flirting—
hah ! how I detest the word ; and the bare
idea of a. lady having confidence enough
in the animal Homo, species Amcrieanus,
to treat him with frankness ami candor is
horrifying. Slust not all this have «most
debasing influence on society ? If a wo
nnui cannot treat a-nian with some decree
of confidence she had better have nothing
at all to do with him ; it is true, there are
those who wear the guise who have no
right to tho title of gentlemen, but home
associations will generally protect us from
such ; and to such I would say, that if
from an evil heart they speak evil things,
this, "one of the most dastardly and
cruel of sins" will never go unpunished ;
repentance avails nothing", for either in
this life, or that which is to come, some
grievous punishment falls upon
such offender." Refore I get too far off
the track allow me to ask your attention
to a few verses, which I think some of
might profit by.
is
every
us
"Is it
ybody's business if a gentleman should
choose
To wait upon a lady if the indy don't refuse 1
Or, to speak a little plainer, that the meaning
II
business if a lady lias
Is it any bod
beau ?
ybody's business when that gentleman
(loth call,
Or when lie leaves tho lady, or, if he leaves at all ?
Or, should it be necessary that the curtain
should be druwn,
To save from further troubla the outside look
ers on ?
Is it
Is it anybody's business but the lady's if her beau
Rideth out with other ludies and doesn't let
her know,
Is it anybody's business but the gentleman's if she
Should
opt another escort, where he doesn't
chance to be?
If a person's on the side walk, whether great or
or whether small,
Is it anybody's business where that person
means to call,
a person while lie's calling anywhere .,
ly of t/oiir business what his business
be there?
Or if you see
is it
may
Tho substance of
would be this :
Is it anybody' s business ivhntflnoMer'jihusine
Whether 'lis, or w hether 'tisnt, we should
like to know,
For we're certain if it i
query, simply stated,
call;
t't, there are some
vho
make it so.
If it i>, we'll join the rabble, nnd act the nMe part
Ot the tattlers and defanurs ,
public mart;
But if not we'll act the teacher, until each med
dler learns,
It were better in the future, to mind his (or her)
own concerns."
'no throng the
Some may think all this "meddling"
very harmless, hut I once'heard the
son why the crows are all so black :
roa
" The raven once, in snowy plumes was drest
White as tho whitest dove's unsullied breast:
Fair ns the "guardian ofthe capitol''
Soft ns tlie swan ; a large and lovely fowl :
His tony lie. his prating tangue lias changed him
quite,
To sooty blackness, from the purest white."
The tattler cannot possibly confine him
self, or (alas !) herself to the truth ; it is
so delicious to put in a little to spice the
feast, so the fib that was (perhaps) at first
what people call white, ends by being
dressed in tho deepest mourning: I wish
wo could all remember that, "slanders
coming from beautiful lips are like spiders
crawling from the blushing heart of a
rose," and if we had not malaie in the
heart, slander could not creep out. ' ' Since;
the good out of tho good treasure of the
heart bring forth good things; and the
evil from the evil treasure bring forth evil
things.
"And for every evil word we
speak, wo shall give account thereof in the
day of judgement." We might take for
our motto:—" Do nil the good you can,
to all the people you can, in all tho ways
yon can, just as long as yon can ; Instead
of doing nil tho ill you can."
Then there is a way of veiling the med
dling, tattling disposition under the guise
<}* special interest: Tho tale is told, in
terspersed with nssnrnnoes that tho tel
ler is tho spceial friend of the victim, in
foot, tho best friend ho or she (or both) has
in tho world ; such a well of love in the
depth of the heart, that if it were to ever
get out really, there would he a flood in
M. instead of the present dearth of that
articlo ; but if you watch narrowly and
don't seo a gleam of malaee in a pair of
t
to
us
black eyes ; and to say the least a very
singular expression ou a very small face,
its because yuu'ro blind or very near*
sighted. To a looker on, the way we go
whisking our beams about while wo huut
up our neighbor's motes, must be su
premely ridiculous—ip fact, like tl%e tt boy
and the frogs"—fun for them, but death
to us—No! I'll take that back, there's uo
fun in it, 'tis wicked, outrageously, abso
lutely,'unmitigated, wicked. Let us re
member that, " we see irr people what wo
know in them, and we can know iu them
ouly, what we have faculties to know ; Slid
when we speak of people's motives, or our
suspicions about them, we ofteucr describç
ourselves, than those of 1 whom
speaking.
I conclude by quoting the words of one
who, "bears without reproach, the graud
old name of gentleman." " Oh! how I
wish tlfe world were good and pore, and
that we were kind to each other, making
every loving allowance for what men and
women do around us, that—(from olitu
sccness of intellect, or lack of delicacy)
we eannotuuderstand." " When wc have
learned the true spirit of Jesus, this will •
be our life." " And so too, when Ma
sonry has succeeded in implanting its les
sons in men's hearts, we shall huyc—
smoother, purer lives.
WC
Fama.
Bad Policy lo pny Rent.
Wo do not mean if you agree to : but
had policy to agree to do so.
Any man who is able to pay rent cau
build a house. This will strike
you as R
hold proposition and hard to believe, but
let. us reason together.
It is hardly our interests to discourngo
renting houses, hut wo will waive interest
and go for principle.
First, you say you have no lot. Lease
one, then, or buy one on time,
no lumber or material. You are (laying
one hundred or two hundred dollars for
rent. When you pay it. it is gone, and at
the end of two or three years you have
paid out enough to build à house and
still a renter. All you need is to anttpi
oato these payments—say for a yoar,—
Borrow out of bank and otherwise, and
give your rising building as security for
cuough to buy lumber ; put up a frame for
three or four rooms; plaster one in the
Fall, and instead of paying monthly rents,
finish the rooms one by one, as you aro
able, and in two or three years you can
have a home paid for, and you can begin
to pay fur your leased lot and own it your
self.
You have
You aro afraid of mortgagee, you gay.
Why they are the poor man's friend.—:
They it the life-boats in the wreck fop
a man in debt. They bnild all our rail
roads and great internal improvements.—
They are harmless if you understand then} •
and are a good financier. They arc fore,
closed sometimes, hut they will not goner,
nlly he foreclosed if you pay the interest
promptly, which you can do easier than
pay tho relit. If you are sharp, you can
play with them like Driesbach with the 1L
ons, and they won't bite. Moreover, rob
bing Peter to pay Paul is not robbery, if ,
Peter is willing and will lend yon the bio- ' '
ney on a new mortgage to pay the old onej T
and there are always Peters who livo by
doing this kind of business.
Tito process of knocking an old mort,
gage on the head. whenever it grows ugly
and threatens violence, is a familiar one to
all good financiers.
Use your wits. Work with your head,
and you will not have to work so much
with your hands.
The richest men in the world are those
who commenced on nothing, and lifted
themselves up by the straps of their hoot».
. Rut. here a nice young man answers that
his richer associates nnd friends will sntih
him if he lives in that stylo,
great error of young men. They wish to
commence life in as elegant style as their
fathers lived in, after a quarter of acentu
ry's hard work. Tt is the great error of
the age—the prolific source of celibacy
nnd bachelorhood, nnd operates as a fraud
upon good looking girls who are cheated
Out of husbands bv such foolishness.
Respect yourself—act. independently—
take a longer look at things—snub the
snubbers, nnd make tbem sick of it—nnd
in five years you will be bowed to and
courted by the same men The good will
of such men is purchased at too dear a
prieo. It is not worth having.
You are a coward. You aro willing to
sell yonrh'ome nod your independence foj
such weak and unmanly sentimentalism.
Dare to follow your own line of policy ifit
honest and for your interest to do
and not allow weak nnd snobbish pride to
consign yon to linrd labor for lifo. as the
tenant and vassal of your landlord. ;
Ry following this advice the thousands
of dollars you will give away for rent in
ten years, having nothing to show for it,
will give you a homo of comfort and olo
ganee, with a wife and fondly, and all tho
influence of one of "our respected citizens,"
"This is the way—walk ye in it." It. ;■
leads to independence, respectability and
honor.
■ _ A
Here is tho
so->
. A man in tho country announces thal
his golden wedding will come off justthir- .3
y years from now, and offers a liberal
diseenut on any presents his friends then •
design to make him.
What is fonte Î
A six lino puffin a >
newspaper.—Byron defines military glory ,j
he getting killed in battle, and haying
your named mispolled in the gazette. ^ " *
The minister who boasted of preaching
without notes don't wish to be understood
referring to greenbacks.
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