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NO. 5.
business dfards.
In Middletown.
Eliason & Benson,
Manufacturers and Dealers in
We have in stock the most popular and
best Parlor, Cook and Room Stove manufac
tured, amoafc them may be found the Home
Delight,*Morning Light, Florentine, Tuscan,
Bon Ton, Florence, Charm, Belle, Regulator.
Centennial, Palace Cook, ' Golden Engle,
Eureka, Combination Cook, Wabash, Model
Complete, Victor Cook, Pretty Range, Pet
Range, and can furnish on short notice any
other stove manufactuied.
We invite special attention to the Regula
tor "Revolving Top" for convenience. Sur
passes anything in the stove line ever offered
in this market.
Stoves repaired on the shortest notice.
Roofing and spouting a specialty.
We hope by giving our personal attention
to business, and making moderate charges to
receive a share of the public patronage.
Give ue a call. ELIaSON A BENSON,
Middletown, Dei.
Opposite the Depot,
Lumber and Hardware,
Constantly on hand all kinds of
Building Material.
January 15—tf
The Middletown Boot, Shoe
and Hat Store.
A thorough knowledge of our
special Hue of business, gained
by close study of its details, ex
tended and frequent travels
through all the principal maou
taring districts of the country
and in almost daily contact witb
leading manufacturers them
selves, enables os to offfer to this
community a line of Goods that
for variety,
prices, cannot
Goods sold trom our stores in

style, quality,
it be surpassed.
have gained a reputation from
St. Georges, in New Castle, to
Frankford, in Sussex.
Our way of doing business
and system of repairing onr
goods, insures our customers
against any risk in buying of us.
A little time will convince an
enterprising pahlic of the advan
tages to be gained. Call.
R. M. de W. T. JOHNSON.
Middletown and Smyrna.
nov6 tf
8. E. Cos, Second and Abch Sts.,
Have in Stock a full line of
Fte« Overcoating», ■■(tinge, Cassimeres.
and Vesting»
Of the newest designs for FALL and WIN
TER wear, which will be made to order in
tbe latest sty lee and beet manner. Specia 1 at
tention given to Dress Suits.
oct 10-tf
Àt Anderson's Drag Store,
Ynucan get XX SWISS LINIMENT, a sure
ewe for Frosted Feet, Lame Back, Rheuma
tism, Bunions, Neuralgia, Pains in the Head,
8ide or Joints, Sore throat, Ac. Use it and
suffer no longer.
Taken inwardly it cures Diarrhoea, Dysen
tery, Cholera Morbus, cramps, Ac.
All »• ask for it is a fair trial.. Sold only
S t ANDERSON, who keeps all the Patent
edicines of tbe day.
8ep 25—ly.
^ a8
^"1 LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly
Alw"îs Pr on Pt hand P «d for sale, Clocks, !
atchei, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil- „
ver NapkijQ_Ring8, Silver Thimbles, Salt,
-Sugar and T» Spoons, Butter Kairea, Gold
Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac.
AOEHT for > .
Dee. 1i — tf.
Silver and Plated Ware
Suitable for Holiday Presents.
N. B.—Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding
Wags on Hand.
Geld, Silver and Steel Spectacles to sait
«U ages. ' Dec. 10—tf
Mala Street, next door to National Hotel
Middletown, Delaware
<$ftiddletoum Directors.
Tow» Commissioners —E. W. Lockwood,
President ; J. R. Hall, Secretary; L. P.
Dowell, J. H. Walker, L G. Vandegrift.
Assessor —C. E. Anderson.
Treasurer. —Joseph Hanson.
Justice of the Peace. —DeW. C. Walker.
Constable a»d Policeman. —Vacant.
Lamplighter.— F. C. Schreitz.
DiBKCTORS—Henr, Clayton, B. Gibbs, B.
T. Biggs. John A. Reynolds, James Colbert
son, E. C. Fenimore, M. E. Walker, J. B.
Casier, Joseph Biggs.
cI"'.ER-FR en HaH l8y10n '
Teller*— John S. Crouch.
John A. Reynolds.
Hon John P. Cochran. Pres. ; Henry Davis,
Treas. ; Samuel Peninglon, Secretary ; James
Kanely, B. Gibbs, R. T. Cochran, N. Williams.
Principal or Academy. —T. 8. Stevens.
J. M. Cox, Pres.; Samuel Penington, Sec.;
J. R. Hall, Treas ; R. A. Cochran, Jas Cul
bertson, Jas. H. Soowdrick, Wm. H. Barr.
Forest Pbesbytebian.— Rev. John Patton,
Divine service every Sunday
D. D , Pastor,
at 10.30 a. ra and 7.00 p. m. Sunday School
at 9 a. m. Lecture on Wednesdays at 7.00 p.
m. Sunday School in the Chapel at Arm
strong's every Sunday at 2.30 p. m.
St. Anne's Protestant Episcopal.— Rev.
Wm. C. Butler, Rector. Service on Sundays
at 10.30 a. m. and 3.30 p. m. Sunday School
at 2.30 p.m. Services on Fridays at 3.30 p.m.
M ethod!8t Episcopal, —Rev. L. C. Matlack,
D. D., Pastor. Service every Snnday at 10.00
m. and 7.00 p m. Sunday School at 9.30
m. and 2.30 p. m. Prayer Meeting on
Thursdays at 7.00 p. m.
Colored Methodist. —Rev N. Morris—
Paslor. Service every other Sunday at 10.30
p. m., 3 and 8 p. m. Sunday School every
Sunday at 1 p. m.
Adoniram Chapter No. 5, R. A. M. Meets
Masonic Hall on the second and fourth Fri
days of every month at 8 o'clock,*p m.
Union Lodge No. 5, A. F. A. M. Meets on
the first and third Tuesdays of every month
8 o'clock, p. m. Masonic Hall.
Damon Lodge, No. 12 Meets every Friday
evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge room in the
Town Hall.
Peach Blossom Grange, No. 3. Meets every*
Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock. Grange Room
the Knights of Pythias Hall.
I. 0. O. F.
Good Samaritan Lodge, No 9. Meets every
Thursday evening at 8 o'clock. Lodge Room
Cochran Hall, No. 2, Cochran Square.
Middletown B. A L. Association. —Samuel
Penington, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Secretary. Meets
the first Thursday of every month at 8
o'clock, p.m.
Mutual Loan Association of Middletown.
Jas. H. Scowdrick, Pres.; A. G. Cox, Sec
retary. Meets on the third Tuesday of every
month at 8 o'clock, p. m.
E W. Lockwood, Pres.; J. T. Budd, Sec'y ;
Rooms in Transcript Building. Reading
Room open every day until 10 o'clock, p m.
Library open on Wednesdays and Saturdays
from 3 o'clo'.k to 5 p m.
Penins. Agricultural and Pomological As
sociation. —Wm. R. Cochran, President; J.
Clarkson, Secretary; - Chairman
Board of Managers. Annual Meeting third
Saturday iu January.
Meets for practice every Monday evening at
Office Hours. —Opens at 6 30 a m and
closes at 9 p m every day except Sunday
Mails for the North close at 7.30 a m, and
p m.
Mail for tbe South closes at 10 15 a ra.
Mails for Odessa close at 10.23 a m and 7.30
Mails for Warwick, Sassairas and Cecilton
at 10.23 a m.
Passenger trains going North leAve at 7.46
m and 3 01 p m. ; going South at 10.33 a ra
7.55 p m. Freight trains with passenger
attached, going North, leave at 5.20 p m ;
going South, at 6 30 a m.
Stage for Odessa, with U. S. Mail, leaves
shortly after arrival of the 10.43 am and 7.55
m mail trains.
Stages for Warwick, Sassafras and Cecilton
shortly after arrival of tbe 10.43 a m
The undersigned respectfully announces to
the citizens of Middletown and vicinity that
he bAS cn hand a large and well selected
stock of handsome and durable
_ _ , „ _
Celebrated Corpae Preserver, j i
The Corose ma v be dressed in the finest fab- K
ries and not be soiled, (and can be seen at all
times) as nothing but dry cold air enters tbe 1
^ a8 * te '
Practical Cabinet Maker and Undertaker, '
„ .. ....... n . ert
e 1 12m Middletown Del. j
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Or Exchange, ,
. VFRV fin. iWnnoh hn >3 ai nERNEV ! c ''
A. BULL CALF, tea weeks old. ;
Oct 30-tf K. R. OOCHflAN. 1
Walnut and Other Furniture
which be will sell .very cheap for cash. Bay
ing at wholesale cash rates he feels assured
that be can sell as low as the same goods can
be bought elsewhere. By baying of him 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 Cases will find it to their Ad
vantage to call on him. He has, also,
j At the Banquet of the America» Club or
Philadelphia, January 8.1S7G.
Me- j
Mr. Chairman and my'brother Dem
ocrats: As a mere social success your
dinner has been so complete, that if I
should merely congratulate you and
thank you for the warm welcome I bave
received, all that is necessary would
have been done. I could not feel a
stranger here in Philadelphia, where
for more than a century my maternal
ancestry lived and were identified with
the welfare of your people, and where
I have formed other and dearer ties of
affection which, though severed by
death, will ever live in my remem
brance. Perhaps, I might be histori
B. "»J ri g bt in claiming you as part of
my constituency, for Pennsylvania and
B. Delaware were ouce under the same
provisional government. Willie Penn
l ' ame down, and b ? hook or b ? cr00k
took away the three lower counties from
Lord Baltimore, and iD the course of
that peaceful conquest he wrote to the
Marquis of Halifax, describing your
great, rich and populous Slate, that he
needed more territory in order to allow
"his poor ewe lambs to get down to the
sea-side and drink." It is certain that
that Penn was mightier than the sword
—that is, the sword of Lord Baltimore.
Bat let it not be forgotten that without
bloodshed he founded a great estate,
upon the corner-stone of civil and re
ligious liberty, and made a treaty, not
in writing, that bad the peculiarity of
never being broken, because simple
good faith made and preserved it. He
did not trod it necessary to butcher or
. .
enslave a single Indian tn order to pro
tect himrelf and his settlers in their
newly acquired rights.
It is quite impossible to speak iD this
city and in this year without reference
to the Centennial Celebration to take
place in July next. Originally I bave
favored the idea of bringing the people
of all the States together in peace and
amity—good thing to be dooe at any
time, and iD the lurid light of the
events of the last fifteen years, espe
cially to be desired. When it was
agreed that such a celebration of the
birthday of this union of States and
their government should be held, the
question was made by Senators from
New York and New England, as to the
proper place, and I then said: "Where,
but in the birthplace of a man should
the anniversaries of that birth be kept
As well celebrate the birthplace of
Shakespeare elsewhere that at Stratt
ford-upon-Avon as the birth of Amer
ican Independence out of Philadel
phia, where it was first proclaimed."
And here let me say that the energy,
enterprise, skill, liberality and ability
which have been exhibited by Pennsyl
vania and her great city of Philadel
phia in this undertaking have silenced
the doubts, rebuked the sneers, and
gained the applause and respect of the
entire country. The commission to
whom the work has been entrusted
have won'an honorable and permanent
fame. There is a French saying: "Aid
thyself and God will aid thee ;" and
although I do not consider the Congress
of the United States as omnipotent as
the British Parliament, yet I believe it
can lawfully give aid, and I sincerely
trust it will. I confess to you I was
more influenced in behalf of this un
dertaking by the belief it would re
unite the people of my country in a
sense of common brotherhood and good
feeling, than from anything else There
were, perhaps, some donbts as to the
possible want of Constitutional power in
Congress to make each an appropria
tion, but, the weight of reasoning was
in favor, and I gave my country the
benefit of the doubts.
But I have forgotten my formal duty
of responding to the toast. I am glad
to observe in tbe printed programme
the use of the word "Federal" as ap
plied to our government and to ;he
Congress. No words were used with
out full intent and knowledge of their
signification by the grave, able and
earnest men who "wrought in sad sin
cerity" to frame the Constitution of our
government. The very name was
"United States"—that is, States united
It was a representative government of
tbe States, and the people of tbe States,
with the great underlying idea that
power, wheresoever given should al
ways be limited. All over tira written
charter does this appear, ana the in
hibitions, either upon tbe States
upon United States, are almost as fre
quent as grants of power, apd in ex
cessive caution, express reservation of
powers not granted was carefully made
for the protection of the States and the
people. It was a letter of attorney,
irrevocable indeed, from the States to
their new government, bat never
than a delegation of enumerated powers.
They sought to secure limitation by
distributing power in the various de
partments, and securing each against
invasion by the others. And do you
not recognize another proof in this that
oars was 'meant to be a government
conducted by the people? Our officials
aud rulers were not expected to be
always learned in state craft, students
of bistory and scholars ; but the home
bred men of good sense, honest charac
ter and moderate acquirements were to
be in the main intrusted with the
ageuient of the governmental machin
ery. By subdividing the powers the
modicum of ability requisite for safety tion
was lessened, tbe liberties of the people Mr.
i e8 s endangered, and all were to be polls
K u 'ded by plain words of ascertained
meaning written in the English lan- by
guage, so that the wayfaring man, if
honest, could not err therein. Such
was the simplest and precise architec- eight
,ure of ' bis ,em P le of ' ha P en P ,e ' 8 •*
ert y The States which formed the I
unl0 o, straight, well-proportioned and io
endowed each with separate strength and
p..«r. .»e tb; ,h is b
supported the superincumbent encir-1
c '' n * r00 ^ a b° ve which, like the grand
dome of Angelo, rose tbe genial gov
ernment in symmetry and beauty,not to in
crush the columns by its weight, but to ;
bind them by the strength and ability,
part of which each contributed
brilliant appeal for his country, j
It was the dream of Angelo to take
the Pagan Pantheon and hang it in
uiid-air for the glory of a Christian
church, and so, for the glory and the
safety of the States of the American
Union, was the fair dome of a free
government raised above the States pro
tecting all, bindiug all, injuring or de
grading none by an unequal pressure,
Without the columns the dçme must
lie prostrate in the dust; without the
dome the columns must totter in inse
cure and isolate weakness. Bat, with
both combined, beauty and safety, and
strength are all found in harmony.
And gazing on the beautiful structure,
what mau, I will not say what Ameri
can, would seek to alter its (air propor
tions nr endanger its permanence. Its
proportions have been sadly altered,
and those who bave it in charge pro
pose still more alarming changes in
the principles of its structure sadly at
variance wi:h the original design.
To-day the American people are in
heriting ten years of misgovernment—
of errors—and those public blunders
In some States of the
worse crimes.
Union nothing worthy of the name of
respectable RepublieaD government ex
ists—and all the States, excepting Cal
ifornia and Texas, are suffering from
confused and depressed commercial and
industrial affairs, a disordered and dis
credited currency, aDd an unsettled and
demoralized civil service.
An administration that asks but. one
question of its appointees, "Will you
ob U8 ,» not tho Constitution and law,
but , hft President
We hear this officer praised daily for
his "iron will " Would to God be
could be praised for bending that iron
will to the demands of law aud justice
Less "iron will" and more obedience to
the Constitution would be welcome in
Gentlemen, the equality of the States
and their just independence 1 in their
domestic and internal affairs is as es
sential for the existence of the Union
as it is for the States themselves.
Enlarge the functions of the general
government, and what do you witness?
Its powers are used unequally and in
equitably—jealousy is thus created—
and combinations of a territorial and
sectional character are formed—to ag
grandize one' portion of the country at
the cost of the rest.
That mutual content aDd peaceful
relations, which are the result of jus
tice, will surely accompany and follow
the abstinence of Federal power for
local aod favored purposes.
There was much sham patriotism in
bygone years in the cry of the "old
flag, ' bat "the old flag and an appro
priation" is now additionally daDgerous
I trace all the dangers that now
threaten us to this desire, to enlarge
the functions of the Federal
ment at the expense of the several
States, and every usurpation of such
power has been marked by loss and
Where is a line or word in the Fed
eral Constitution that gives Congress
power over the banking of the country
—not only to assume it wholly, and
decree wbat amount, wbat especial kind
to control the volume and character of
the currency ? To Congress was dele
gated the power to "coin money" and
regulate its value, aDd to punish the
counterfeiting of such coin, and to
borrow money on credit, but nowhere
to create an irredeemable paper cur
rency, mach less to deprive the States
of all power over a subject that ever
since the foundation, and by the na
ture of the government, was theirs—
and which'they had from its origin ex
ercised, and which they mu.-t be allowed
to resumed if we wish to see our system
of finance over again adjusted in sta
bility and security, regulating itself in
accordance with the demands of busi
HE CALLS FOR honest money.
Let them give us back the honest
money of tbe world, tbe gold and silver
coined under the Constitution, the true
dollar for all debts, whether due to the
hard bond of labor or tbe money-chest
of the capitalist—aud leave banking
and all forms of credit, it may find
needful, to the States where it belongs,
and from which, under tbe pretext'ot
taxation for revenue, it was improperly
taken. *
It is our boast that all men arc equal
before the law, but what a commentary
when we see those classes of
inunity most Deeding protection receiv
ing but eighty or ninety per cent, of
their hard earnings, while tbe holders
of other obligations of the government
are paid in gold coin. Dishonest money
will make a dishonest people. It de
stroys that precision and accuracy
which is necessary for good faith and
just dealing. To demoralize a people
no engine is more efficient than a cur
rency which fluctuates in value, is but
yet compelled to be received for debts.
cur com
State.of Mississippi, where by an elec
tion lately held the party favored by I
Mr. Morton has been defeated at the
The claim of power thus made—not
by Congress, but by one branch of Con
gress—if admitted, leaves this no
longer a Federal government of thirty
eight States, but a single centralized
government-not a Union but a unit/
will not enter upon tbe state of affairs
Mississippi. I pray that honesty
and justice may there prevail. But
Mi.,i..ippi MM. W for b.r.plf
whether they do or not.
As you and I will not brook inter
ferenee by Mississippi in the elections
Pennsylvania or Delaware, neither
But see what other daDgers threaten
us from the assumption of unlawful
power by the Federal authority.
Pending before the Senate is a reso
tion offered $by Mr. Morton, of In
diana, a leader of the Administration,
proposin'- to create an inquisition in
the internal and domestic affairs of the
to ; can we claim such power in regard
her affairs.
The equality of the States forbids
j —the law forbids it—the safety of every
other State forbids it.
What is to be the fate of the resoln
tion I know not.
Perhaps the ill-success of all former
interference of like nature may teach
the party in power a lesson, and induce
them to pause.
It never has been adopted, but that
trouble has not grown out of it. It
bas been abandoned, but that
good results bave followed. _
1 hree years ago, Texas was to be in
terfered with in the same way. The
President was applied to for troops to
overthrow the duly-elected State gov
Taught by the case of Louisiana,
fortunately he refused.
And look at Texas to-day prosper
ous, peaceful, content in sending to the
House of Representatives citizens
worthy of every public trust, and to
the Senate a gentleman whose charac
ter and abilities make him the peer of
any of his associates. Is not such n
result a blessing to the whole Union ?
Are not the interest of New England,
New York and Pennsylvania safe in
the hands of the intelligent and honest
men whom Texas has chosen to represent
her in the House of Congress ?
When Mr. Lamar, of Mississippi,
shall come into the Senate, what man
in the country but must rejoice that
honor and intelligence such as his, are
dedicated to high public interest ?
[Here the speaker was interrupted
for some minutes by the continued ap
glad yon applaud when
Lamar's name is mentioned. He is
pieuse.] I am
wortby of it, and it is a blessing to the
people and a safeguatd when men of
high private character carry their prin
ciples into public life The private
gentleman is to be trusted in public,
just because he is to be trusted in pri
But Louisiana, once bo rich, gay and
prosperous, now the very niobe of the
I cannot repeat the history of the
continued injustice, iusnlt, ana out
rage to which her people have been sub
jeeted. Her liberties have been lev
died to the dust, and tho hand that |
strock her down, and the foot that now
presses on her neck are those of an
official, bound not only by the ties of
justice aod American citizenship to
protect her, but by the solemn oath of
offico he bad taken before God and |
If the President of the United States I
would to-day withdraw his armed in
terference from that State, the will of
her people would be vindicated, and
without a shot being fired or a drop of
blood spilt the administration of KeJ
logg would steal out of sight forever.
We are told there' has been a settle
ment, and that the Louisiana ease closes
the ears of the American people. News
papers ably and intelligently conducted,
say it should not be opened.
Aye, stifle her mouth, that her
groans be not heard ! Stuff yonr ears,
that her cries reach them not, but for
God's sake do not meet next July aud
prate of liberty in this land I
I tell you, my countrymen, that |
knowing the history of late events in
Louisiana, I have turned in my bed at I
and risen in the and
felt that I had qo right to advocate
anything in the Senate but Loui.iana
and the wrongs of her people Suppose
to-night, when you reach yonr comfort
able and peaceful homes and have re
tired to yonr rest, you should hear the
outcry and oall for help of some neigb
hors on tbe street, struggling in the
grasp of the footpad or the robber,
would you, eould yon, lie still and
listen, as his cries grew fainter and
fainter, until all was still? Would you
not feel you had been accessory to rob-1
bery and murder,
would your heart ac-1
quit you did you not rise and rash to
his help l Ah, my friends ! When the
American people shall cease to listen
or care to hear the cry of that poor
distressed sister of our Union, then
shall I indeed feel afraid, for manhood
will then be paralyzed in their hearts
and the death of American liberty be
not far distant,
he again reverts to the centennial
The buildings on your Centennial
Grounds are grand and beautiful, and
you may well be proud of the ability
and skill that reared them, and when
you tread those balls next indepen
deuce day, forget no man who is op
..»„j u u....
presVed in this country ; let your hearts |
burn with the spirit of 1776.
What was the spirit of 1776? The
justice and duty of freemen to resist
oppression, to make war at all times
and agaiost all odds for a just principle
And I say to you that compared to the,
wrongs which the Federal government.
° c 1
J . e
g raD( j invention of our fathers to ae
complish peaceful revolution effectually
, e t0 'e a ' 'he election in 18/b shall
^ ,ve t0 us a Pf e?, dent and a Federal
Con K re8a W ho - in ,' be lignage of your
"£ "" d JJ PJJ "£ e
sovereignty of the States and tbe ma
J or| ty °* t " e P eo P* e -
by the will and under tbe authority of
the President, has inflicted od the State
of Louisiana, by twice overthrowing by
armed force tho only elected officers of
her State government, tbe wroDgs suf
fered by the British colonies in 1776
at the hands of tbe throne of the king
were but as
"Moonlight is to sunlight,
Or water is to wine."
Proofs of wealth and advancement I
in arts, manufacture*, and luxury inay
surround you, but amid them all forget ]
"How wide tbe limits stand
Between a splendid and a happy land."
Tbe remedy lies in the ballot—that
Women never truly command until
they have given their promise to obey;
snd they are never in more danger of
being made slaves than when the men
sre at their feet.— Farquhar.
Rising in the World.
to '
it j Experience continually contradicts
tbe not ; on tbat a poor young man can
no t r j 8e . If we look over the list
r j cb mer)j we g nd tbat nearly all
them began life worth little or nothing,
joany person familiar with the million
a j reg 0 f tbe United States, a score of
examples will occur. On the other
band, the son» of rich men, who began
|j ke w j tb tbe ca p|t a l which so many
poor young men covet, frequently die
beggars It would probably not be
going too fur to say that a large niajor
in- j ( y 0 f puc |] moneyed ind'viduals either
f a jj. outright or gradually eat up the
to ca pjt a i with which they commenced
| their
career. And the reason is plain.
Brought np in expensive habits, they
I 8 p eD( ] entirely too much. Educated
w ; t b bigh notions of personal impor
i aD ce, they will not, as th'hy phrase it,
atoop t0 bard WO rk. Is it astonishing.
therefore, that they are passed in the
to race ' 0 f life by others with less capital
originally, but more energy, thrift, and
of J industry? For these virtues, after all.
are worth more than money. They
? make it, in fact. Nay, after it is made.
they enable the possessor to keep it.
in which most men pronounce to be
j difficult than the making. The young
man who begins life with a resolution
always to lay by part of bis income is
even without extraordinary abil
gradually to acquire a sufficiency,
especially as habits of economy, which
t |j e resolution renders necessary, will
J make that a competence for him which
would be quite insufficient for an ex
travagant person. It is really what we
8ave , more than what we make, which
| | ea( j g us | 0 fortune. He who enlarges
his expenses as fast as bis earnings in
crea8e must always be poor, no matter
what b ; s abilities. And content may
be bad on comparatively little. It is
no j j n luxurious living that men find
rea ] happiness,
Sunset and Sunrise —The snn sets
I nn son j e retired meadow, where no
h° ufe visible, with all the glory
I and splendor that it lavishes on the
! cities, and perchance, as it has never
se * i> e f° re where there is but a solitary
marsh hawk to have its wings gilded
b y il - or onl J a musquash looks out
| ,r °m his cabin, and there is only some
little black-veined brook in the midst
of the marsh - j U8t beginning to mean
der - winding slowly round a decaying
stomp W e walked, in so pure and
bright a light, gilding the withered
| g ra8S and l^es, so softly and serenely
bright, I thought I had never bathed
I in »nob a golden flood, jrithout a ripple
e . vcr y «°°d «nd rising ground gleamed
l' ke *be boundary of elysium and the
8un on our backs seemed like a gentle
herdsman driving ns home at evening
So we saunter towards the Holy Land,
ri, J- on e day, the sun shall shine more
brightly than ever he bas done ; shall
perchance shine ïd our minds aod hearts,
and ügbt up our whole lives with a
I reat awakening light, as warm and
sercne and golden as on a bank-side in
Summer.— Thoreau.
or a murmur in it. The west side of
I finders say that too much attention is
| paid to fashion in woman's dress. For
A Subject for Thought. —Fault
our part we think there is too little
I Fashion would seem to be ordered by
t be people who know comparatively
nothing. r ~
0 f taste and good looks, it should
need to be said. The subject is one to
b e studied, with pleasing results to be
certainly arrived at and solidly estab
Hshed. Why do not some of our most
cultured women take hold upon it ?—
jhis is a womauly field it must be
thought; or it is so thought at any
There are reasons and laws
And the range for womanly
effort is said to be narrow. The ground
a t least is opeD, whether it be large or
It is a wide field as it is now.
Nothing could be worse than tbe drear
mess of its barren spots, unless it were
the horribleness of mach of the growth
where it is not bare. May the hand of
swillfull and graceful tillage be speedily
brought upou it. May it be cultivated
with artistio taste And inav we be
spared to see that day.
Randolph and the Strait Ticket.
John Randolph's prejudices were so
bitter that, when an enemy to whom he
ba d not spoken for years was nominated
for 80,ne office> n0 0,,e 'bought that
Randolph would vote for him, though
? f tbe 8ame P ,rt y- In those days vot
« as riva voce, and when Ran
dolph's name was called he cast his
Id those days vot
ing was viva voce, and when Ran
dol P h ' 8 _. na ™ e , was , called he castjiis
vote distinctly for the candidate This
astonished everybody, and the candidate
himself was so agreeably surprised that
he stepped down from the stand and
thanked him for his vote. "I never
voted for you, sir." replied the irasci
ble Randolph. "Why." said the abash
ed candidate, "I certainly beard you

P-~ ce "'7 Da % at ' ha ballot-box "
"Oh, yes, said Randolph, "I used
your name, sir—I used your name, but
did not vote for you, I voted for my
party !"
To be without passion is worse than
brute, to be without reason is to be
Since l can be with- I
less than a man.
oat neither I am blessed iD that I have.
For if it be not against reason to be
aas *onate, I will pot be passionate
I will both grieve and
"You see, grandma, we perforate
aperture m tbe apex and a corres
ponding aperature in the base, and by
applying 'he egg to the lips and forei
bly tnbahng the breath the egg is en
tirely discharged of its contents."
•Bless my soul, cried the old lady, j
"what improvements they do make — |
Now tn m, young days we just made a
hole in both ends and socked."
against reason.
j°Y 'f I bave reason for it, but no joy
nor grief ibove reason. I will so joy
my good as not to take evil ; by Tuy
evils as not to increase my evil by grief.
For it is not a folly to have passion,
but to want reason. I would be neither
senseless nor beastly.— Arthur IFhr
A terrible blow—Blow
Discnosrog the Currency Question.
They were both sitting in the gro
cery about 9:30 P- M. and talking over
the currency. Said a tall,thin man with
a game eye, a red nose, and a suspic
ions glassiness about the knees of his
pantaloons and the under part of bis
coat sleeves: "You see all this about
inflating the currency by the issue of
more National bank notes is humbug,
and I'll 'splain it to you. Now suppose
I'm going to start a National bank, wha*
do I do? Well, I go to Washington, to
the Secretary of the Treasury, and
give him *100,000 in United States
bonds and he—." "But," said the
other disputant, an old man with a
severe countenance and a mouth like
the slip in a Postoffice letter box, "you
hain't got no $100,000 in United States
bonds " "Well," said the first speaker,
rather hastily and testily, "butsuppose,
for the sake of argument, that I have
$100,000 in bonds. I take them to
the Treasurer and—" "But," growled
the old man, "what'n thunder's the
use of your supposin' you had $100,000
in bonds? You know 's well 's I do
that yon bain't; you never had."
"Don't make a sanguinary fool of your
self," retorted the tall, thin man ;
" haven't y ou got sense enough to under-1
stand what I am saying? Suppose,"
he said, beginning anew for the third
time, with bis face very red, "suppose,
then, that I take my $i00,000 in bonds
to the Treasurer, 'and-" "But," re
plied the severe old man, with a re
.«•I .bump of bi. »UU .0 .h»
- "you know you haven't got
$100,000 in bonds, nor $10,000, nor
$1,000, nor $100. Your father hadn't
enough money in his life to pay the tax
on a yellow dog, and you'll never have
any while you go on drinking poor
whisky, and have got a shiftless wife
like that of yourn. A hundred thou
sand dollars in bonds ! Yes,in a born."
"Well," said the tall, thin man, "if
you've got any bonds they'd belong to
your creditors if you were honest."
Then they clinched. Chicago Tnbune

Keeping up Appearances.—A
touching incident is related in a St.
Louts paper of the way a little girl in
the public school attempted to "keep
up appearances. The pupils were ac
custouied to bring their luucbeoD,which
at noon they ate together, bat one day
the teacher noticed that this little girl
looked wistfnlly at her companions as
they went out with their luneb, but
never brought any herself. The child
was neatly bat poorly clad, and always
attentive to her studies. On another
occasion the teacher observed that the
little thing had apparently brought her
lunch with her; but when the noon hour
came tthe still remained in her seat,
with the package wrapped in paper on
the desk before her The teacher went.
to the child and asked her why she did
not go out w.lh the rest, at the same
time putting out her hand toward the j
package. Quick as thought, the little,
girl clasped her hands over it, and ex
claimed, sobbingly: "Don't touoh it.
teacher, and don't tell, please! It's
only blocks " And that was the fact.
Haring no dinner to bring, and too
proud to reveal the poverty of her
family, the child had carefully wrapped
up a number of small blooks to present
the appearance of a lunch. |
A Man's Chinese Neighbors.— The I
Raleigh. N. C., Hews reported that P
Rev. Dr. Pritchard of that oity, referred
in bis Tbanksgiviog sermon,to a conv.cr
satiou, held some years ago, between
Dr. Thomas E. Skinner, formerly of
Raleigh, now in Georgia, and an anti
niissionaryist. Dr. Skinner was solic
iting aid for foreign missions, and sp
plied to this gentleman, who promptly j
repulsed him with the reply : • 1 don'ti
believe in foreign missions. I won t
gtve anything except to home missions.
! want «bst I give to benefit my neigh
hors." "Well," replied Dr. Skinner,
"whom do you regard as yonr neigb
bors?" "Why, those around me." re
plied the brother. *"Do you mean those «
whose land join yours?" "Yes." -
"Well," said Skinner, "how much
" "About five hun
"How far down do you on
own?" inquired Dr. Skinner. "Why,
I never thought of it before, bat I sup- ■
pose I own half way through." "Ex- 1
actly," said Dr. Skinner; "I suppose
you do. and I want this money for the
Chinese—the men whose land join
" The hardened
land do yon own ?
dred acres."
yours on the bottom,
brother bad never thought of that, and
, , . . . .A
gave a good sum for foreign mtsaions.
Time! —The small stone* which fill are
up the crevices have almost es much to
do with making the fair and firm whll \falo
as the great cocks ; tbe right and wise
use of spare moments contributes Bot a iog
little to the building np, in good pro- you
portion with strength, a man's mind, side
Merchants and olerks may find fifteen all
minutes during a few intervals of tbe
day to learn wbat goes beyond the day
book and tbe ledger. Merchants and
artisans may find fifteen minutes occa-. mist
SlÄÄ Ä |,he
ponder over while at work. Good
housewives need Dot be so ignorant, as,
# l as * 'hey too eften are, supposing the
«^fld of books is not for them. One
and all of yoq, one and all of yon—let
us take oare of tbe minutes, and the
hours will take care of themselves.
It I to
has been well said that industry is of
little avail withoqt punctuality This
is the spirit that watches the minutes, for
and tarns them to aoeonnt. I a »d
Manners are of more importance I tbat
than laws. In a great measure tbe cl °
laws depend on them. The law loaches , ed
us but here and there, and now and le
then. Manners are wbat vex or soothe,
corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, bar
barize or refine ns, by a constant, by
steady, uniform insensible operation, the
like that of the air we breathe. They they
give their whole color to our lives, in
According to their quality, they aid If
morals, they supply them, or totally I eaten
destoyed them. tiallv
Seeing is not believing. Thera are with
many men you can see, and yet cannot tial
believe. teeth.
When fortune means to men most
fc ood - 8 " e '<>0« upon them with a
threatening eye.
To give pain is the tyranny, to make
happy the true empire, of beauty.—
A good recipe for beginning the new
year is to get receipts for all the bills
| yon owe.
$8,000,000 worth of sewing cotton
was made in Paisley last year.
The human mind should be a globe
of humanity moviog on the poles of
He that lags behind in a road where
many are driving always will be in a
cloud of dust.
Richmond ladies treated their New
Year callers to "peanut cake and batter
He is not only idle who does noth
ing, but be is idle who might be better
Another Craesns announced his in
tention of pnttiog np another mammoth
hotel in 'Frisco.
Angnsta Evans has received from
Carleton, the publisher, $100,000 in
eight years.
Life is short, but the majority of
the people manage to outlive them
selve anyhow
Miriam Co , e Htrrir0oIe aathof of
d„.;i ..._. .
I ÜÄ ££ Î<W °° *
««mark will be happy now. They've
?*™ ed a 'Jousand-pouDd hog after him
ln * °" 8T, '' a - -
Fortunes made in no time are like •
flirta made in no time; it's ten to one
.if they hang long together,
New Jersey tnrned out 1,500,000
pounds of grapes last fall; 200,000
were kept for making-wine, and'the
rest exported.
It . ia D0W stated thtt the ^
Charles O'Conner still lives is that his
stomach would not not retain any medi
Fashionable sofas and chairs
raa dein the stiffest and most uneom
U, rtaMe maDDer tbat , aegti not
sta y too long
Never set yonr feet in a dirty and
® ro . oked P 8 *b f° r love of money,
" 18 a w °rk that will bring bad interest
" y° u «'®b to suck honey of thistles,
Patience and attention will bring
far. If the oat matches long enongb at
the mouse's nest, the moose will not
There are aome y eM that Hke
rain â * fa „ „ man . f head
the rain r iUeIf having notWng to d '
witb , be matter ° 6
„ ' ,
f'*'® 8 a** 0 . n,ade re
°j * bo ra *f
indicated we shall have 50,000,000 of
P 60 !* e ln _
_ Reason is the director of man's will,
discovering in action what isl good for
*b e j 8 « 8 of well doing are the dictates
°* r 'gbt reason,
Genuine morality is preserved only
in the school of adversity, and a state
continuons prosperity may easily
We must row with the oare wo have,
and, as we cannot order the wind, we
are obliged to sail with the wind that
P rove a quicksand to virtue.
No one ever got married without
somebody calling him a fool.— Rich
mond Enquirer Yes; and nine cases
out of ten it is his wife who does it.
The aet of divine worship is the
inestimable privilege of men, the only
created being who bows in humility
and adoration .—Hotea Bedim.
A Y àle professor says that no person
can , ear0j rem e m ber and speakover
tifteen differeot i angoage8 . Seven or
eight are enougl fo * fo|kSt
% . , . 1 . .
. t0 ..f° bmsoess without ad
ver , n . 8,ü « " 1,ke w,nk,n « at a P"*'J
« ,rl ,n ,h ® d#rk \ ^ " a J ka , ow «bat
- vou ttrc do,D S' but nobody else does.
Error is always more busy than ig
uoMuoe Ignorance is a blank sheet,
on «bich we may write; but error is a
scribbled one from which wo must first
erase.— Colton.
Proportion and propriety ere among
the best secrets of domestic wisdom;
cud there is no surer test of integrity
than a well-proportioned expenditure.
—Hannah More.
.A good book and a good woman are
excellent things for those who know
how to appreciate their values. There
are men, however, who judge of both
from the beauty of the covering. —Bu f
\falo Courier.
If yon oannot be a great river, bear
iog great vcsels of blessing to the world,
you can be a little spring by tbe way
side of life, singing merrily all day and
all night, giving a cap of cold water to
every weary, thirsty one who passes by.
mist U8nall agoribea tQ what „
Contentment produces, in some mea
sure, all those effects which the alohe
not bring riches, it does tho same things
by banishing the desire of them, if it
caDnot remove the disquietudes arising
from a man's mind, body, or fortune, it
makes him easy under them.
"There is little reason in my opinion
to envy a pursuit in which the most its
devotees can expect is that, by relfn
quishing liberal studies and social coat
for '—passing nights without Bleep
»d summers without one glimpse of
the beauties of nature—they may attain
tbat l laborio " s J , that '"V? 1 ?"' ,ha '
° 8e |y;»s' cb «d slavery, which is mock
w,th the B,u,e of P<>™r."— Macau
The foundation for sound, firm,
white teeth must be laid in early life,
subsisting on food that contains
the elements which teeth mnst have, or
they will be imperfectly formed, feeble
structure, and fall esrly into decay,
wheat flour were never bolted, but
eaten with tbe bran, as wo find it par
tiallv in the Graham bran, then the
would be abundantly provided
with the phosphate of lime, the essen
tial ingredient for the formation (it the

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