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NO. IT.
MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, APRIL 24, 1875.
VOL. VIII.
VOL. VIII.
JUliddlftoicn Dtrwtors.
CORPORATION OFFICERS.
Town Commissioners— E. W. Lockwood,
President ; J. R. Hall, Secretary ; L. P. Mc
Dowell, J. H. Walker, L G. Vnndegrift.
Assessor —C. E. Anderson.
Treascrrr —Joseph Hansen.
Justice of tbs Peace.— DeW. C. W alker.
Constable and Policeman.— R. H. Foster.
Lamplighter. — F. C. Schmitz.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
John A. Reynolds.
TRUSTEES OF THE ACADEMY.
Hon John P. Cochran, Pres. ; Henry Dans,
Treas. ; Samuel Penington, Secretary ; James
Kanaiy, B. Gibbs, R. T. Cochrsn, 1 vacancy.
Principal or Academv. — L. B. Jones.
OFFICERS OF CITIZENS' NATL
BANK.
Directors. —Henry Clayton, B. Gibbs, B.
T Bizes, John A. Remolds, James Culbert
, E. C. Fenimore, M. K. Walker, J. B.
Cazier, Joseph Biggs.
President. —Henry Clayton,
Cashier. — J. R. Hall.
Teller. —John S. Crouch.
son
DIRECTORS OF TOWN HALL CO.
J. M. Cox, Pres ; Samuel Peaington, See.;
J. R. Halt, Treas.; R. A. Cochran, Jas. Cul
bertson. Jas.H. Scowdrick, Wm. H. Barr.
CHURCHES
Forest Presbyterian.—Rot. John Patton,
D. D., Pastor. Divine service every Sunday
at 18.30 a. m. and 7.00 p. m. Sunday School
at 9 a. m. Lecture on Wednesdays at 7.30 p.
m. Sunday School ia the Chapel at Arm
strong's every Sunday at 2.30 p. ra.
St Anne's Protestant Episcopal. —Kev.
Wm. C. Butler, Rector. Service on Sundays
at 10.30 a.m. Suaday School at 4.00 p. m.
Lecture ou Fridays at 4 p. m.
Methodist Episcopal, —Rev. L. C. Matlack,
D. D., Pastor. Service every Sunday at 10.30
a m and 7.30 p m. Sunday School at 9.30
a. m. and 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on
Thursdays at 7.30 p.®.
Colored Methodist.— Rev J. W. Brown,
Pastor. Service every other Sunday at 10.30
a. m.; 3 and 8 p. m. Sunday School every
Sunday at 1 p. m.
MASONIC
Meets
Adoniram Chapter No. S, R. A. M.
in Masenis Hall on the second and fourth^n
davs of everv month at 8 o'clock, p m.
Union Lodge No. 5, A. F. A. M. Meets on
the first and third Tuesdays of every month
at 8 o'clock, p. m., Masonic Hall.
KNIGHTS OF- PYTHIAS.
Damob Lodge, No. 12 Meets every Friday
Lodge room in the
evening at 8 o'clock.
Town Hall.
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
Peach Blossom Gbange, No. 3. Meets every
Tuesday even hi g at 7 o'clock. Grange Room
with Knights of Pythias.
I. O. O. F.
Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge Room
in Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square.
BUILDING AND LOAN.
Middletown B. A L. Association. —Samuel
Ptnington, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Secretary. Meets
the first Thursday of every month at 8
o'clock, p.m.
Mutual Loan Association of Middletown.
—Jas. H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, See
Meets on the third Tuesday ef every
on
rotary.
moBth at 8 o'clock, p. m.
MIDDLETOWN LIBRARY AND
READING-ROOM.
E W. Lockwood, Pres.; J. T. Budd, Sec'y ;
Rooms ia Transcript Building. Reading
Room open every day until 10 o'clock, p m.
Library open on Wednesdays and Saturdays
from 3 o'clock to 5 p m.
AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION.
Penins. Agricultural and Pomological As
sociation. —Charles Beasteu, President ; J. T.
Budd, Seeretary ; Wm. R Cochran, Chairman
of Board of Managers. Annual Meeting third
Saturday in Jaanary. Fair ofl 875, October
5, 6, 7 and 8.
DIAMOND STATE BRASS BAND.
Meets for practice every Monday evening at
8 o'clock.
POST OFFICE.
Office Hours. —Opens at 6.30 a ra and
closes at 9 p m erery day except Sunday
Mailt for the North close at 8.45 a m, aod
2.15 pm.
Mail for the South closes at 11 a m.
Mails for Odessa close at 11.20 a m *nd 7.30
p m.
Mails for Warwick, Sassafras and CsciltoD
close at 11.20 a tn.
DELAWARE RAILROAD
Passenger trains going North leave at 9.10
a m and 2 39 p ra. ; going South at 11.27 a m
Freight trains with passenger
sad 7.55 p m.
car attached, going Nerlh, leave at 5.24 p m ;
going Sooth, at €.30 a m.
STAGE LINES
Stage for Odessa, with U. S. Mail, leaves
shortly after arrival of the 11.27 am aad 7.55
p m mail trains.
Stages for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton
leave shortly after arrival of the 11.27 a m
train,. ___
FURNITURE.
UNDERTAKING.
UPHOLSTERING.
The undersigned respectfully announces to
tbs eitisens of Middletown and vicinity that
he has on hand a large and well selected
stock of handsome and durable
Walnut and Other Fnrnitnre,
which he will sell very cheap for cash. Buy
iag at wholesale cash rates he feels assured
that he can tell as low as the same goods can
be bought elsewhere. By baying ofhim pur
chasers will be saved the freight on their
goods from the city.
He is also prepared to attend to
Undertaking Work
at short notice, and in a manner excelled
by none. Persons wishing Metallic or Wood
en Caskets or Chtes will find it to their ad
vantage to call on him. He has, also,
TAYLOR k SOW'S
Celebrated Corpse Preserver,
The Corpse may be dressed in the finest fab
rics and not be soiled, (and can be seen at all
times) as nothing bnt dry cold air enters the
Casket.
GEORGE W. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker and Undertaker,
Middletown Del.
Febl-12m
PURE GROUND RAW BONE
Furnished by car in lots of five tons and
upwards, or smaller quantities from store.—
Parties ordering early will get all the benefits
Also, materials for maou
alwavs oo band. Prices
of lowest prices. A
factnring Phosphate
as low as the lowest, quality as good as the
best. Orders sad inquiries by mail promptly
attended to. J. A. CRANSTON,
Feb 13-tjnnl. Newport, Del.
fJoetrg.
ALAS FOR IT!
1 wish I were dead, and 9tewed away
To slumber in peace till the judgment day,
With other respectable sinners ;
For life is becoming a burden et woe,
My appetite fails, and vainly I go
To the most irreproachable dinners.
I cùnot enjoy what I cannot digest,
I'm losing my reason, I'm losing my rest,
I'm fading away by inches ;
I'm drowned in a flood of moral slush,
Into which women and parsons rush,
And chatter like lunatic finches.
The thing that has clouded my sunny days,
Until my soul's ethereal rays
Are faint as a tallow candle.
Is wh'spered, and shonted, and moaned, and
sung,
By every mortal, in every tongue,
And is known as the Brooklyn Scandal.
At home or abroad, 'tis still the same,
That cussed mixture of folly atlfl shame
Is ever before our faces ;
And pans and riddles, and wretched rhymes
Are said and sung at all sorts of times,
And in most inappropriate places.
My wife was a prude, and sternly frowned
On words of improper or doubtful soaud
With womanly indignation ;
She glanced at Boccaccio's tales one day,
Read but a page, then fainted away,
In virtuous agitation.
And as for Rabelais' jolly book,
I thought I would die when I saw the look
She cast at the sad old fellow ;
The hair stood up on her graceful head,
Her eyes turned green, and her nose was red,
And her cheeks of a decent yellow.
But now, God help us, you'd scarcely know—
Unless an angel told yon so—
That my wife is a modest creature !
For all day long, by the parlor fire,
She dabbles away in the Brooklyn mire,
And gloats o'er each prurient feature.
Or with some spinster sour and thin,
Who reads the Bible in search of sin,
And groans at the revelations,
She talks of inwardness and of spheres,
Spiritual love and clerical tsars,
And other abominations.
Hei pleasure, however, is mixed with pain ;
The trial must finish, and she would fain
Have its thrilling joys eternal,
For she hungers as if for the bread of life,
After gush and lies and lewdneas and strife
And perjnry infernal.
Oh, would I might fly to the realms of gloom,
And live alone till the day of doom—
A moderaized sort of Alastor ;
With transports of bliss I would bid adieu
To Tilton and Woodhull, and all thvir crow,
And their well-loved Plymouth pastor.
C. II. O , in N. T. Sim.
For the Transcript.
LATTER DAY SAINTS.
The "Church of Jeans Christ of Lat
ttr Day Saints" is the name the Mor
give to their Church. It was
founded upon direct revelation it is
claimed.
Joseph Smith, the "prophet, 1
born in the town of Sharen. Windsor
the 23d of De
mona
wa*
county, Vermont, on
eernber, 1805. Hi* father was a farmer.
When about the age of fourteen, he be
gan to reflect upon the importance of
being prepared for a future state. He
found that there was a great clash in
religions sentiment, each society point
ing to its own particular creed as the
only perfect one. Conaidering that all
eould not be right, and that God could
not be the author of so much confusion,
be determined to investigate the sub
ject more fully. Believing the word of
God, he had confidence in the declara
tion of James, "If any man lack wisdom
let him ask ef God who giveth to all
men liberally and upbraideth not, and
it shall be given him."
He retired to a secret plaoe in a
grove and began to call upon tho Lord,
while fervently engaged in prayer his
mind was taken away from the objects
which surrounded him, and he was en
rapt iD a heavenly vision, he was sur
rounded by a brilliant light which
eclipsed the sun at noon-day. In a mo
ment a person stood before him sur
rounded by a glory yet greater than
that which already filled the place.
This messenger proclaimed himself to
be an angel of God, sent to bring the
joyful tidings that the covenant which
God made with ancient Israel waa at
hand to be fulfilled ; that the prépara- :
tory work for the second coming of the '
Messiah was speedily to take place ;
that the time was at baud for the
Gospel, in all its fullness,to be preached j
io power unto all nations, that people !
might be prepared for the millennial
i
reeeived a revelation concerning the
aboriginal inhabitants of this country,
bnt it is so. He was given a brief
sketch of their origin, progress, cjvili
zation, laws, governments; of their
righteousness and inequity, and the
blessing of God being finally withdrawn
from them as a people. He was told
where there was deposited some plates
on which was engraved an abridgment,
of the reOord of the ancient propheti
that had existed en this continent. On
the 22d of September, 1827, the angel
of the Lord delivered the records into
These records were engraved on
reign.
Smith was informed that he was tbs
chosen instrument in the hands of God,
to bring about some of his purposes in
this glorious dispensation. It is curi
ous that Smith should claim to have
his hands.
plates which had the appearance el
gold, each plate was aix inches by
eight, and not quite so thick as com- |
mon tin. They were filled with en
cravings in Egyptian characters and
bound together in a volume like the
leaves of a book with three rings run
ning through the whole The volume
something near six inches in thick
ness, a part of which was sealed. The
characters on the unsealed part were
small and beautifully engraved. j
In this important and interesting !
book the history of ancient America is I
unfolded, from its first settlement by a |
from the tower of
was
coloDy that came
Babel, at the confusion of tongues, to
the beginning of the fifth eentury of the
Christian era.
The first were called Jaredites, aDd
direct from the tower of Babel
The second race came directly from the
city of Jerusalem, about six hundred
years before Christ. They were prin
cipally Israelites of'the descendants of
Joseph. It is a great loss to us that
this interesting book does not reveal to
the route taken by the Israelites in
passing from Jerusalem to America.
The Jaredites were destroyed about
the time the Israelites came, who suc
ceeded them in their inheritance. By
whom the Jaredites were destroyed,
Smith does not say, nor does he leave
the inference that they were destroyed
came
us
by the Israelites.
The principal nation ot the second ,
race fell in battle towards the close of 1
the fourth century of the Christian era. ;
The remnant are the Indians of this j
country
This Book also tells us that our j
Saviour made his appearance on this
continent after his resurrection ; that
priesthood, the same ordinances as were
enjoyed on the eastern continent, that
the people were cast off because of their
transgression; that the last of these
prophets who existed among them,
were commanded to write an abridg
ment of their propel», hiztories, &c.,
"and to hide it up tb the earth, and
that it should come forth and be united
with the Bible for the aceomplishment
of the purposes of Gad in the last days "
On the 6th 'of April, 1830, the
"Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints," was first organized in the town
of Manchester, State of New York,
Some few were called and ordained by
the spirit of revelation and prophecy,
and began to preach. They saw visions
and prophesied, cast out devils and
healed the sick by the "laying on of ;
hands."
The following are the essential points
of the Mormon creed, and differ but
he planted His Gospel here in all its
fullness, richness aDd power ; that they
bad apostles, prophets, pastors aiäd
teachers ; the same order, the same
"We believe in God the Eternal j
Father, and in Jesus Christ his Son, j
and in the Holy Ghost."
"We believe that all men will be
little from orthodox denomination, viz:
:
j
punished for their own sins, and not for j
the transgression of Adam."
i
"We believe that through the atone- ;
ment of Christ all men may be saved ■
by obedience to the laws and ordinances I
of the Gospel. j
"We believe these ordinances to be :
1st, F.ith in Our Lord Jesus Christ ; !
2d, Repentance ; 3d, Baptism by im- j
tnersion for the remission of sins ; 4th, I
j
;
Laying on of hands for the gift of the
Holy Ghost Wo believe in the gift
of prophecy, of tongues, revelations,
visions, healing, &c."
"We believe in the word of God so !
far as it is translated correqtly ; we
believe the Book of Mirtnon to be the 1
word of God.
as well to quote here from the language
of our Saviour'as found in the 24th ;
Matthew, 23 and 24 verses : "Then
if any man shall say unto you—Lo here
is Christ, or there ; believe it not."
"For there shall arise false Christs
and false prophets, and shall show
great signs and wonders ; insomuch
that if it were possible they shall de
ceive the very elect."
A sensation in Mormondora has been
Perhaps it would be
This
: created by the apostasy of the 19th wife
' of Bringham Young, the president,
prephet and seer of the church,
woman was born at Navoo, III., in j
j 1844. Her mother, at the time of her ;
! marriage, was teaching school in Ohio, j
though she was a native of eastern New
i York. Her parents early became con
verts to the teachings of Joe Smith, ;
and faithfully followed that prophet
nntil hii death, and removed to Utah,
in 1848. Ann Eliza, though thirty
one, does not appear more than twenty
five. Born in the Mormon Church she
had its doctrines instilled into her mind
by a hopeful trusting mother, she heard
the Gentiles and their religion con
demned and was taught to believe that
Mormonism would prevail and spread
through all the earth. Under the
direction and laboring of Saints, she
saw "the deserts made to blossom as the
rose" towns and cities spring up, and ,
j from a handful of followers the Church
can now count two hundred thousand
■ in Salt Lake. Mines have been devel
I eped, vineyards planted, fields reclaim
ed by the art of irrigation, and the
sandy wastes made fertile beyond con
At the age of aixteen. sbe wa* Uken '
j eeption.
| to the "Endowment House" and bap
tised. This was her second baptism,
and it was attended with solemn rites
and ceremonies, signs, grips and pass
words are given; and the candidate is
sworn to hostility to the United States
and in questioning obedience to the
Mormon Church
given them by which they will be
j known, not in this world but in Heaven,
! hers was "Sarah ."
I This baptism makes them "fit meat
| for the Lord," and they are afterwards
marriageable The question is often
asked—"does it not do violence to a
A new Dime is
woman's feelings, a mother's love, to
give herself, her daughter to one
already married to several wives,
does, but it is their religion,
are instructed to believe that the great
It
They
est honor on earth and the greatest
happiness in Heaven would result from
a marriage with the head of the Church
This is the teaching, but the practice
does net bear it out. Jealousy makes
life miserable, and to the brave and the
daath is ever a welcome visitor
of
a
as
pious
After her marriage with Brigham, he
gave her a house in Salt Lake City,
and furnished it with musliu eurtains
to the windows, a pine table, two or
three benches of the same material, and
set of "chinaware that he'had saved
She was
from a shut-up bakery.
, a ])owed credit at a store owned in part
1 or ent j r# by Brigham, for thirty dol
; ] ars a y ear .
j
After living in Salt Lake City for a
time, Brigham requested Ann Eliza
to his farm at
j aod ber mot b e r to

South Cotton Wood, six miles from
Salt Lake, and take charge of his dairy.
This was no small task. They went
and the mother made butler and cheese
from forty cows. Ann Eliza's part was
to drive up to Salt Lake, three times a
weekj t0 gupp ]y Brigham's other wires
w jth butter and milk. After working
in tb ; g da j ry f or gome months, the
..Mother" was prostrated by a pro
traded illness. No inquiries were made
fey tbe a ff* c tionate son-in-law for his
wife > 8 roo ther, bat the wife was directed
to inform the mother that he. Brigham,
cou ] d support her iD idleness no longer,
b j g expenses were heavy and his income
on j y (£40.000) forty thousand a month.
j t be said to Ann Eliza's credit
that she dung close to her mother, and
re fused for once to obey the man who
gtood to her in the majestic attitude of
father, husband and priest. She left
the farm, and with her mother, removed
t0 g a j t and occupied a cottage
,hen recently built by Brigham. She
; ob t a ined his consent to keep boarders,
aD( j b y this means was enabled to sup
port h er mother and herself in some
degree of comfort.
The near relations which she held to
j Brigham YouDg, gave her the opper
j tunity t0 study b is character,
Now bis
: great greed of money, his covetousness,
j his meanness, his baseness of character
j in that wag evi , could be> bu t, too
i plainly seen. How could the religion
; be pQre #ince the channe i througb
■ whjch the wi „ of the Lord was madc
I known unt0 them wflg corrupt , The
j darkness 0 f distrust now began to settle
down apon her ooee conteutad mind .
! Could u ^ that h „ religion wag fâlief
j , bat ber ^ relifion wag a lie ?
I
She now questioned where faith before
had led her blindly. Suspicion once
sroused, proof followed quickly About
this time one of the apostles got sick
It had been said by him aDd for him
j that he would never die ; that when his
work on earth was finished he would be
caught up into Heaven—like Elijah,
and he had a ring made with this motto
; engraved on it,
!
1
;
"God and 1
Will never die."
But he did die, poor fellow, like
other mortals, and was followed to the
grave by hundreds of sorrowing SaiDts.
On an other occasion Add Eliza was
aifiieted with some ehronic disease of
a painful nature, and being told that
if she would go to the "Endowment
House" and be baptised the disease
and pain would instantly depart Sbe
did as directed but the only effect was
a severe cold.
j
; dupe.
j her to Salt Lake, but where could
sbe go, to whom could she turn? Now
came the trial of her life, could she
; turn her back upon her mother, from
whom she had never been separated in
her life ; turn her back upon her broth
er, for whom she cherished the sincer
upon every friend on earth and te go
forth alone into the world, among
strangers, to wander she knew not
where, to get her bread the knew not j a
how? Out of Utah she had not a re- j
lative, friend or acquaintance. But
she had determined to live a lie no !
longer ; she resolved to be free, and
any one who sees this womao Will not ;
, doubt her fearful determination to be
free or die j
First of all she must get rid of her |
mother. She repeated to her the mes
sage of Brigham while she lay sick at
the Cotton W ood Farm. The mother,
a high-spirited woman, set out from B
Salt Lake at once and repaired to the !
' home of her husband who was living
Ann Eliza now saw that she was a
She loathed the ties that bound
est sisterly affections ; turn ber back
distance from Salt Lake with an
some
other wife. After the departure of her
mother, Ann Eliza went to the Gen
tiles' Hotel.'and threw herself upon their
generosity and claimed their protection.
Three years ago she would uot dared
to have done this, nor would the life
of the gentile giving her an asylum
been worth the snap of ones finger.
Judge McKeen threw around her the
strong arm of the law. friends newly
made flocked around her and, for a
But at
time at least, she was safe,
last she was compelled to seek safety
in flight. One dark night a close car
riage was procured and thickly vailed
she entered it, escorted by a few trusty
friends she was driven rapidly aDd
secretly away from Salt Lake to the
Union Pacific Railroad fifty miles away.
Who can eomprehend the emotion of
this young woman, as she was thus
berne away she knew not whither, to a
life—what? She knew not.
it
to
of
by
a
is
a
Ann Eliza has sued for a divorce,
but as she says, "Mormon money often
outweighs justice in the scales "
As a lecturer Ann Eliza is eue of
the most attractive on the platform.
No hall, io any of the cities in which
she bas lectured, has been found large
enough to contain the crowds that
flock to hear her. She is modest and
lady like, and there is an entire absence
of any thing "stagy,''her lecture is de
livered in a pleasant conversational
style and in the choicest of language
but without any attempt at oratory.
She is of medium height, light and
graceful as a fawn, hut it is off the
stage that she shows to the best advant
age : her head is beautifully shaped,her
hair dark and wavy, eyes large, full
and dark olive ; mouth large but her
lips are thin and red, her jaws are deep
but round into a beautiful chin. The
contour of the woman's face and head
indicates courage of the highest order,
a will and force of the kind that will
"conquer or die."
When at rest her eyelids droop and
the corners of the mouth are drawn
as though she was in pain. When
spoken to kindly she starts like a deer,
her eyes open wide, and flash, her lips
compress, her nostrials dilate, her
respiration is quick, but, if the ques
tion is an ordinary one, calming down
she will answer in words as sweet as
music.
It is strange indeed, that whtfn her
faith in Brigham and the Mormon
church was shaken she did not turn
her back upon all other denominations
and denounce them all as false, such
however is not the fact. She sought
the true and living light as it is taught
iD the New Testament, and has realized
the truth of the text, that those who
seek shall find.
Ann Eliza now has the great joy
of knowing that her mother has re
nounced the Mormon faith,aod that she,
too, is safe in Gentile hands. Very
much depends upon this suit of Mrs.
Young, for should the courts grant
her a divorce with alimony hundreds
of other Mormon wives will follow her
example and the corner-stone of Mor
mondom will be thrown to the ground.
til
to
to
to
it
of
"
Be
it
Gwine for to Jine the Band."
The other night a Fayetteville gen
tleman was greatly disturbed by a dis
mal howling iD his kitchen, which he
at first supposed was the refrain of
some low-spirited tom-cat dyiDg with
the broDehitis. Traoing up the noise
he found it proceeded from an old
negro woman who was rocking back
ward and forward in a chair, singing
as her feeble lungs would allow.
"What are you doing, Aunt Peggy?"
exclaimed the irate Fayettevillian.
"I'm a singing of a bime, honey."
"The D-—1 you are, what 'hime'
are you singing ?"
"1'm a singing, 'I'm gwine for to
jine the band ' "
"Well, I'd like to know what band
you are 'gwine for to jine ?"
"De angel band, honey— de Lord's
band !"
"Now, you'd make a nice angel,
wouldn't you, with the dirt an inch
thick on your hide ?"
"Neber mind about de dirt, honey,"
piously ejeculated Aunt Peggy ; neber
mind about de dirt— de Lord He got
plenty of soap, He bas, and runs de
riber Jordan, He does—neber mind
about the dirt I'm gwine for to jine—!"
Here Aunt Peggy's tormenter fled,
and she was left te exercise her vocal
powers at discretion
a n extended jidlress: "Don't drink;
don't chew ; don't smoke ; don't swear ;
don't deceive ; don't read novels; don't
marry until you can support a wife ; be
earnest ; be self-reliant ; be generous ; be
civil ; read the papers ; advertise your
business; make money, and do good
with it; love God and your fellow-men."
p
f ' rCCent a
man " e ■' a magistrate orstea -
B ' an was ver ^ P oor ' ' 6 ma g lgtr#te
Engaged for every set—a hen.
a
Presibknt Porter, of Yale College,
recently gave the following laconic
advice to the student* in the course of
he
i
paid the fine himself
part
and
at
on
Fanny Fern said: "If one-half the
girls only knew the previous lives of the
men they marry, the list of eld maids
would be wonderfully increased.
Boston Post asks: "If the men knew,
Fanny, what their future lives were to
be, would'nt it increase the list of old
maids still further?" And may we not
add that if ene-half the young ladies
(knowing the lives of the men whose
society they keep) were as particular in
selecting a husband, as these same
are in ehoosing a wife, would we not
have a far better class of men in respect
able circles? Yes; but men want to
marry angels, (pretty looking subjects
of them would be,side of an angel)
The
ex
ed
are
as
men
last
fight
a
a
for
pull
row,
holy
"I
to
"a
for
some
while we girls are expected never to ques
tion into the lives of the nobler (?) sex.
Oh, no! Women, good true women,
cau do much toward forming the char
acter of a man if they choose ; but so
long as fond mammas throw wide open
the doors to receive the libertine, be
cause he "dresses well," is "so nice,"
etc., just so long will society remain as
it is to-day. It is not at all necessary
to turn coldly upon a roan beeause of
some sin, but he should be made to feel
that his life must be purer, if he would
bave hopes of entering into the society
of good and virtuous women. Let these
men who are so very particular in se
lecting a wife, ask themselvss if they
would be willing to marry young ladies,
whose characters would not correspond
with their own. Of course not. The
first whisper against women is caught
by the breeze, and its flight loses noth
ing, but gains enough to make a very
loud report, ere it is potto rest. Hew
many people ever think earnestly upon
these lost women, and the position of
Christian society towards them. When
a little child strays from its home, every
heart is stirred with grief, the whole
neighborhood is filled with anxious in
quiry, and when the wanderer is re
stored to its parents, it hears no unkind
word but is lifted in loviDg arms, and
kiss upon kiss covers its tear-staiDed
face. Let years pass. This same child
becomes a woman. Note let her be led
from the path of morality; and picture
the result. She is lost at once; not
strayed, but lost 'tis said, and if she re
turn to her home, aDd so called friends,
instead of being received in a manner to
secure her from wandering again, she
is at once denounced by society as ir
retrievably lost, while one and all, pat
forth every effort to bar the door be
tween her and respectability. Why not
look with less charity upoD the short
comings of men, and be a little more
lenient towards women, thus arriving at
a "happy medium "— Golden Rule.
At
a
the
bill
A
out
the
with
he
a
from
o'
like
with
as
ting
Post Office Business—How to do
Wheii You go There.
When you have letters to mail, wait
till it is time to close the mail they are
going in, or if possible, until the bags
are locked, as it looks more business
like to rush in just as the mail is leav
ing and ask to have them put in.
Never put stamps on your letters un
til you get to the office, and then ask
me or Colonel Fagg to lick them and
put them on for you We expect
to lick all the stamps used at this office,
and it a source of disappointment to us
when people insist on doing it them
selves When you make up your tniDd
to put them on yourself, lick each one
two or three times so as to get all the
gum off, and then ask for a little muci
lage. Don't pay for the stamps nntil
they are all stuck on—especialy if we
are hurried, and two or three other men
are waiting their turn to be waited on.
This gives the postmaster a chance to
rest, and those who are waiting for yon
to move, will turn upon you, with faees
beaming with love and approbation. If
it makes no difference to you, put part
of the stamps on the left-band corners,
aod some on the back of your letters.
This will insure yon a remembrance iD
the happy youth who cancels those
stamps. When you pay money at the
office, try and get it upside down and
wrong end foremost, so that we may
amuse ourselves straightening it up be- '
fore counting it. This is one of our
chief pleasures Bring us all the torn
" shin-plasters " you can spare, for we
like them much better than larger bills,
and they are so much easier to count
Be sure however, not to have the exact
change.
find
en,
you
few
some
who
liar
talk
some
real
of
bling
will
liar
it
use
or
You can generally save time by
counting your money down to us, for
you wiil nearly always count it more , ong
rapidly than we will. When you want b jtt
a money order cashed, don't sign it cb i
right the first time. If we tell you it is j b#r
payable to John Smith, sign it J. i
Smith it will have to be erased and cor
rected This helps to pass the time,
and is a pleasure and relief to the post
master.
j
If the postmaster tells you to put two 1 b ; g
cents on a paper, say to him that you
have seen larger papers go for one cent, j
eften. This is conclusive evidenoe that t b j
he don't know how much to charge you
and also that the other postmaster was ,
very careful about weighing his mail I sons
matter. After the postmaster gives vioe
i you your mail, ask him if "that ia all." | tion
Postmasters are very apt to keep back 1
part of your mail,unless closely watched.
A strict observanee of these rules,
and a few others which cau better be
plained in person when you call at the
office, will make your visits desirable
at any post office, and postmaster and
clerks will not forget to call for blessings
on you in their hourly supplications.
Affectionately, yours,
ed
on
it
of
the
the
of
by
the
if
"I
ex
Johnnik Aston.
P. S.—The foregoing is not intend
ed for handsome young ladies They
are at liberty to come as often and stay
as long as they please.
—From Asheville (AT. C .) Expositor.
J. A
One of Butler's Hits. —One of the
last as well a* one of the neatest hits
made by General Butler, just before the
close of the last session in Congress, oc
curred during the famous "dead-lock"
fight öd the Civil Rights bill. The
question ef adjournment was under con
sideration, find General Butler had
stepped over to Mr. Randall's desk for
a private consultation. Butler favored
a Sunday session. Bandai opposed.
"Bad as I am, I have some respect
for God's day," said the Democrat,
"and I don' think it proper to holds
session on that day."
"Oh, pshaw!" responded Butler,
"don't the Bible say that it is lawful to
pull your ox or ass out of a pit on the
Sabbath day ? You have seventy-three
asses on your side of the House that I
want to gat out of the ditoh to-mor
row, and I think I am engaged in a
holy work."
"Don't do it, Bntler," pleaded Sam.
"I have some respect for yon that I
don't want to lose. I expect seme day
to meet you in a better world."
"You'll be there, as you are here."
retorted Butler, quiok as a thought—
"a member of the lower House."— Edi
tor's Drawer, in Harper's Magazine
for May.
English Taught in On* Lesson.—
At many of the New York restaurants
a very heavy "French style" is pot on,
the waiters are mostly French, and the
bill of fare is often printed in French.
A correspondent writes that, venturing
out early one morning in New York, he
dropped into the first restaurant he
came to, which happened to be one of
the kind spoken of above.
Carelessly giving an order, the waiter,
bringing his shoulders up under his ears
responded: "Jen' parle pas anglais,
M'aieur ;" and the hungry man had to
peint out his wants on the bill of fare,
with which after considerable delay,
he was served.
Jnst here entered another customer,
a tall, powerful fellow, evidently fresh
from the Western prairies, who settling
himself into a chair, ordered "Beef
steak, fried potatoes, hot bread 'n a enp
o' coffee."
To him the waiter repeated the same
formula :
"Jen parle pas anglais, M'sieur."
The Western maD looked at him for a
moment, and then, rising from his seat
like the opening of some big jack-knife
with a stiff spring, he slowly ejaculated,
as he clenched a wicked looking fist :
"Beef-steak—fried potatoes-hot bread
—cup of coffee, quick."
The effect oa the waiter was magical.
There never was a man servsd more
promptly with just what he ordered for
breakfast than the hungry Westerner.
He evidently knew the way of put
ting bis English so that there was no
'
ed
to
fire
the
for
ish
Trials. —Not a hearthstone shall yon
find on which some shadow has not fall
en, or about to fall. Further than this,
you will probably find that there are
few households which do not cherish
some sorrows not known to the world;
who have not some trial of their pecu
liar messenger, and which they do not
talk abont, except among themselves;
some hope that has been blasted ; some
expectation dashed down ; some wrong,
real or supposed, which some member
of the household has suffered ; trem
bling anxieties least that other member
will not succeed ; trials from the pecu
liar temperament of somebody in the
house, or some environment that touches
it shaeply without ; some thorn in the
flesh; some physical disability 'that
cripples our energies when we want to
use them the most ; some spot in tho
house where Death has left his track,
or painful listenings to hear bis stealthy
footsteps coming on.— Dr. Sears.
the
and
the
in
iers
'
An attendant at Mount Vernon, not
, ong gincei found a , ady weeping mogt
b jtt e rly and audibly, with her handker
cb i e f at her eyes. He stepped up to
j b#r and ga j d
i
"Are you in trouble, madam ?"
"No, sir!" she sobbed.
eric
"I saw you weeping.
"Ah!" said she, "how can one help
j weeping at the grave of the Father of
1 b ; g country?
;
madam," said he, j on
The tomb's over yonder, \ her
" ! told
"Oh, indeed,
j "that's it !
t b j g j 8 the ice house,
,
j
P e r- j
I sons employed in the British civil ser- j
vioe who communicate official informa- i
| tion to the newspapers am to be dis- !
1 missed.
An order has been issued that
The Concord Fight.
The British, somewhat scattered in
small groups on the bridge and on the
west bank of the river, noticing the ad
vance of the Americans, immediately
formed and crossed to the east bank,
taking up some of the planks of the
The
soldiers under Captain Lawrie, who
had previously retired to the hill, mov
ed forward and joined their companions
on the right bank of the river. The
attempt of the British to dismantle the
bridge attracted the attention of Major
Buttrik as the Americans were advanc
ing, "two and two, and turning the
corner of the cross-road. He remon
strated against the act in a loud and
emphatic tone, and ordered his men to
march in a quick step. Thereupon the
enemy desisted from the destruction.
They became alarmed at the menanc
ing movement of the Americans ; and
it may have occurred to them at the
time that whatever obstructions
placed in the way of the Americans
would jeopardise the safety of Captain
Parsons' detachment.
It was, according to Captain David
Brown, "between nine and ten of the
clock in the forenoon." The British
fired two or three guns in quick sue
cessiobs. These were preconcerted
signal-guns for the distant detachments
of the enemy to return at once. When
the Americans arrived within ten or
fifteen rods of the bridge, and were
rapidly moving forward, one of the
regulars, a sharp shooter, stepped from
the ranks and diseharged a musket,
manifestly aimed at Major Buttrick or
Colonel Robinson, the ball from which,
passing under the arm of the latter,
slightly wounded Luther Blanchard,
the lifer of the Acton company, in the
side, and Jonas Brown, one of the
Concord minute-men. This gun was
immediately followed by a volley, whioh
instantly killed Captain Isaao Davis
and private Abner Hesmer of Acton, a
ball passing through the heart of the
former, and another through the head
of the latter, and slightly wonnding
Ezekiel Davis, a brother of Captain
Davis, a ball passing through his hat
and grazing his head. When he saw
that his lifer was wounded, Captain
Davis impulsively stepped to the wall
by the road, and was in the act of
sighting his gun, when he was hit by
the enemy's shot. He sprang two or
three feet in the air, fell on the north
side of the wall, and expired
without ottering a word
Brooks, of Lincoln, was struok with a
ball that eut through his bat and drew
blood on bis forehead. It appeared
if he had been cut with a knife ; and
"I concluded,
"that the British
knives."
bridge as they passed over.
were
Joshua
as
said Private Baker,
were firing jaek
Major Buttrick, then in front of Cap
tain Brown's company, instantly jump
ed from the ground, and partly taming
to his men impetuously exclaimed,
"Fire, fellow-soldier* ! for God's sake
fire " discharging his own gun at tho
same moment. Captain Brown, who
never before nor after used a profane
word, exclaimed, "God damn them,
they are firing balls ! Fire, men, fire !"
drew up his own gun, deliberately
aimed, and fired One of the dead
Britsh solders, buried near the old
monument, was believed to have been
the result of that shot. Major But
trick's order- ran along the lino of
militia aBd minute-men, the word
"Fire!" "Fire!'
came from a hun
dred lips, and a general discharge in
stantly followed from the Americas.
They fired as they stood, and over each
ether's heads. Tho fusilade continued
for a few minutes only, when tho Brit
ish broke and fled in great alarm and
confusion
Noah Parkburst, one ef
the Lincoln men, said to one of bis
comrades, "Now the war
and no one knows when it will end !
The fire of the Americans
destructive Two British soldiers
instantly killed. Four officers, Lieu
tenants Gould, Hall, Sunderland, and
Kelly, aDd a sergeaut aDd six privates,
were reported to have been wounded at
the same time It has never been
curately ascertained how many privates
suffered in this engagements
thau a dozen had their wounds dressed
in the village by Drs. Minet and Gam
ings, and, of coarse, there
has begun,
was
were
ae
More
wer« sur
geons with the expeditionary force.
Many of the troops were covered with
blood as they passed the hnoses on
their retreat to the village, and were
seen in this condition from the windows,
The sudden flight of such veteran sold
iers showed that the fire of tho Ameri
cans, must have been
very severe —
From "The Concord Fight," by Fred
eric Hudson, in Harper's Magazine for
May.
An Oswego girl met "a gentleman"
on the street who persisted npon seeing
her home, and then upon going in, she
told him te wait outsüie a few moments.
Then, from a window above, she poured
down upon him a shower of boilings
water, while "profanity, steam and
cries of pain, loaded the air."
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À table of interest—the dinner table.

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