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NO. 36.
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oral Implements,
Hardware Department.
Iron and Steel, Horse and Male Shoes, Horse
Chain Traces,
Harnes, Trowels, Nails, 'Spikes, Locks, Hinges,
Bolts, Files, Chisels, Levels, Planes, Bevels,
Wrenches, Picks, Mattocks, Hubs, Rims,
Spokes, Shafts, Long and Short Arms, Clips
Springs, Enameled Cloth, Gnm Canvass, Ac.
A complete stock of TOOLS and Supplies
for Carpenters, Builders, Masons, Sadlers,
Shoemakers and others, with many House
turnishing articles. We invite th^ public to
call and rsaminebut prices. '
Paints, Oils, Turpen
tine, Glass and
rT Putty
Nails, Blacksmith
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Agricultural Department.
Farmer's Friend, Heckendem, Wiley,
Concave and Moore PLOWS ; Plow
GaStingl, Grindstones, Pumps, Scales,
Corn Shelters,Chnrns, Shovels,Forks,
Spades, Hoes and Rakes,
#0-No trouble to show goods, [mar 18
Lumber f Hardware.
H J< -Yif. .- !■ '
Successor to
\tU&j Depot,
DtALIK IN 1 ÂLt Wirt»'
Lumber, Hardware, and General Building
Material, Sash, Doors, Shutters, Blinds,
tfonfdUgaE, •'Saints] Oils, Var
nishes, Glass and Putty, BrickB,
Building Lime, Hair, Etc.
Constantly on band.
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"Blatchley's" Celebrated Cucumber Wood
Pumps and everything in tbe building line.
Having made arrangements with large
wholesale dealers, I shall be prepared to fur
nish large bills of Lumber for buildings, snch
as I may not have in stock, direct from whole
sale dealers, thereby securing the lowest prices
possible to ba obtained.
Give me a call, and get my prices, before
purchasing elsewhere.
Feb 5-Iy.
for marking Baskets, Crates, Ac.
iMAi äfftWÄ i-m
Any name arranged in
eral sizes of letters.
a few minutes. Sev
Dealer in Lumber and Hardware.
July 22d.
Been in general use for twenty years. Everywhere
proved the most SAFE, SIMPLE, ECONOMICAL and
EFFICIENT medicines known. They are just what
the people want, saving time and money averting
sickness and suffering. Each single specific the well
tried prescription of an eminent physician.
1. Fevebs, Congestion, Inflammations, 25
2. Wobms, Worm Fever, Worm Colic, 25
[Teething of infants, 25
nildrea or Adults, 25
5. Dysentery, Griping, Billious Cholic, 25
6. Cholera-Morbds, Vomiting,
7. ' Cosghb, Colds, Bronchitis,
8. Neuralgia, Toothache, Faceache,
9. Headaches, Sick Headache, Vertigo, 25
10. DyspgBjgA, Billions Stomach,
11 . Swfnsi) or Paiflful Periods,
12. Whites, too Profosé Periods,
13. Cboup, Cough, Difficult Breathing, 25
14. Salt Rheum, Erysipelas, Eruptions,
. RnwaaffiMf, Ufaeumatic Pains,
16. Fbvsb Aim Ague, Chill Fever, Agues, 50
17. Pius, blind or bleeding, 50
18. Ophthalmy, aim Sore or Weak Eyes, 50
. Cataeeh, acute.or chronic, Influenza, 50
Whooping-Coüöh, violent coughs, 50
21. Abthma, oppressed breathing,
22. Eae Discharges, impaired hearing,
23. ScBoruLA, enlarged glands, Swellings, 50
2«. Genekal Disability,Physical Weakness, 50
25. Dropsy and scanty Secretions,
26. Sea-Sickmesb, sicknsss from riding,
2,7. Kidney Disease, Gravel,
28. Nervous Debility, Seminal Weakness
or involuntary discharges,
29. Sobs Mouth, Canker,
30. Ueihaey Weakness, wetting tbe bed, 53
31. Painful Periods, with Spasms,
32. Disease or Heart,
33. Epilepsy, Spasms,
34. Diptberla, nicerated sore throat,
Chronic Congestions and Eruptions,
1 00
palpitations, etc., 1 00
St. Vitus' Dance, 1 00
Cose (Morocco) with above 35 large vials and
Manual of directions, $10 00
Case (Morocco)of 20 large vials and Book, 6 00
These remedies are sent by tbe case or
single box to any part of tbe conntry, free of
charge, on receipt of price. Address
Office and Depot, No. 562 Bboadway, N. Y.
ail druggists.
Middletown, Del.
JSdUd Jotlrg.
Fair Spring bas come with soft and balm;
The trees are putting forth their infant
leaves anew ;
The little Iamb is frisking in the field,
Or quiet lies beneath the grazing ewe.
The little chicks fiock to the clocking
The seven-sleepers leave their earth; den.
The circling bats now 'round the chimnejs
The butterflies amid the flowers rove ;
The apple blooms that on the branches blow,
Make low whisperings like lovers in
The robin pipes his merr; carol forth,
Aurora sometimes deigns to light oar
Sweet Summer comes with all her verdant
Deck'd as a maiden in her blooming years;
Roses blush among the man; flowers,
Rain falls,, like woman smiling tbrongh her
The warbling songs of birds that's ever
Like incense float towards the vaulted
The rolling billows of the golden wheat,
Like moonbeams on a phosphorescent sea;
The silv'r; oats that rears its nodding head—
The weli-filled pods of the sugar-pea.
Ripe melons plucked from the running
Purple grapes bang brimful of luscious
Our orchards, ladened with, their spicy fruit,
Now fling a blazon banner o'er our land ;
The wild grapes cluster b; the babbling
Shedding their blood upon the grass and
Tall, graceful ferns and vines the bank
( ] j The bounding hare here slakes his thirst
at morn.
Nature now clothes with beaut; all the hills,
The months roll on still adding deeper
bloom ;
The hectic flush of Autumn now appears,
That tells the year is hastening to the
The dying glory speaks of parting day,
When the sun, that made it bright, hath
fled away.
The murmuring brooks still keep their
ceaseless flow,
The eastern winds are weaving Autumn's
And dirges echo through the wooded dell,
Chanting an anthem to the leaves that fall.
To-night insects give an unquiet rest,
The day has pass'd—the resting yeoman
The coming harvest, rich with Indian maize,
Is strewn in yellow heaps upon the field ;
The hnskers' song is heard from morn 'till
Which tells bow plenteous will be the
The rattle of rade wagons now is stilled,
The air with the chirp of the cricket's
The bursting chsstnut on the topmost boughs,
Each little archin with his comrades vies
To climb tbe tree, and win the bounteous
Heedless of ithe gray squirrel scampering
The sheep creep to their folds at eventide,
The s^uealigg pigs crowd closer side by
The cocks' shrill call re-echoes o'er the hill,
The twittering birds have sought a warmer
home :
Mud-masons, that around the gables build,
Have closed their nests, and bees have
songht the comb,
Like strains of Æolius on tbe breeze,
Tbe wind sighs mournful through the
leafless trees.
Famed Indian Sommer, with her golden
Tells us that Winter is now close at hand;
Onr garners stored with fruits and yellow
While bare ia laid the beauties of onr land.
Bleak clouds are drifting o'er the sky
While snow and ice close in the Autumn
The storm may rage without—shut to the
Draw up the chair beside the blazing
hearth ;
Home voices greet the weary farmers' ear,
That makes his heart beat high with joy
ous mirth.
The horse and cow are resting in their
The snow has woven for tbe earth her
Past time now rests in thee, Eternity,
The infant year is cradled in the old ;
Christmas, thy chants resounded full aud
New Year, thy masses now are being told.
Ye bells ring out your joyous chime,
Proclaim the living God in every clime.
Townsend, Del., July 8, 1876.
jMed j&torg.
Castlemere, fifty years ago was a
magnificent country seat on the banks
of the Rhine. Now, soft patches of
moss are scatered over the gray walls
of the old ebatean, and wreaths of dark
green ivy twine aronnd columns that
are crumbling away.
The sun had just disappeared behind
tbe hills that bounded Castlemere. Two
lovers stood together in the gathering
twilight, in the shadow of the trees that
lined the margin of the river.
The maiden wffih sweet and womanly;
the yonth strong, and of noble mien.
The rapturous greetings, the earnest
manner, the deep and perfect peace
that filled both hearts, and lit np their
features, told of long parting, trials
overcome, and foreshadowings of future
" O, Rudolph,
young girl, " you have come, and in
this moment of exquisite joy I fprget
all my pain, all my weary, anxious
waiting. Bnt you have suffered. I
know it by these lines of care Tell
me all, Rudolph. I can listen calmly
now, since yon are beside me."
" Yes," seid Rudolph. " I bave suf
fered tbe tortures of hunger and cold,
and thirst, and have narrowly escaped
death. I have been hotly pursued by
night and day. It was on the crags of
Glenmore that I bad my last encounter
with him. I was alone and unarmed.
He crept stealthily from a thicket
where he lay concealed, and made a
fierce attack upon me. I defended my
self with the energy of despair, for I
was but a toy in his iron gresp Hap
pily for me, a withered tree, against
whioh he fell in his fierce straggle,
murmured the
gave way, and be was precipitated over
the clifiB into the sea. He would have
drawn me after him, but with almost
superhuman strength I clung to an
overhanging bough and was saved
saw that my enemy was pushing to
ward a boat that was in the waters be
low, and I cried out, ' Secure him, se
cure him ! a murderer !' and very soon
he was bound iu chains, and delivered
over to the authorities, and will now, I
hope, receive the reward» of his iniqui
ties behind prison bolts. 0 Kathrina,
how deep must be his passion for you,
and how deadly his hate for me, to in
cite him te such cruelties !"
" It is a passion full of fire and
fierceness," said Kathrina. " There is
not an element of pure affection in it.
Many times I have recoiled from him
in horror and terror, while foroed to
listen to his wild protestations and ve
hement avowals of love. O Rudolph,
how like the smiles of heaven is the
sunlight of your love !"
" Dear Kathrina," said Rudolph,
" it shall evermore gild your pathway,
and keep away the shadows No more
wearisome days ; no more loneliness ;
no,more fears for your beloved. Thank
heaven,the consummation of our happi
ness is at band ; the fulfillment of our
hopes close by. To-morrow evening,
at this honr, I will be with you again,
my love, never to leave you more. Till
then, good-by."
With a tender embrace, the lovers
parted. The soft winds of evening
were talking in the evergreen trees.
Were they uttering prophecies ? From
the bine Rhine, as it laved the pebbly
shore, oame a mournful sound, like the
plaint of invisible sorrows. Ah, me !
what was it ?
The morrow's sun shone grandly on
Castlemere. The old chateau, a mag
nificent structure built of gray stone,
stood proudly in its place in a wilder
ness of trees and shrubbery, its castel
lated summits glittering in the sun
light, its towers, turrets and battle
ments standing out in beautiful bas
reliefs against the blue sky. It was
surrounded by a paradise of trees and
blosBoms, cascades and fountains, purl
ing streams and woody dells. Fair
Kathrina was mistress of all those
broad lands, and queen of the castle
She had not a relative in the world,
and she had lavished all the love of a
strong, deep nature upon Rudolph.
Castello, an Italian by birth. loved
Kathrina with all the concentrated pas
sion of his fiery nature. He had the
fierceness and vindictivess that charac
ized the raoe, and when he found that
Rudolph was given the preference, be
hated him with malignant hatred. For
years he pursued one with a fiendish
sort of love that was more repellant
than winning, and the other with re
venge in his heart. It ended as we
have seen, in his incarceration.
Within the castle all the prepara
tions for the bridal were completed.
The banquet was prepared, and the
guests had assembled. Kathrina had
just passed from the hands of dressing
maids, and now sat, resplendent in
white satin, pearls and orange blos
soms, waiting. She leaned on the
window-seat, looking out. She could
could see far down the avenue and up
the Rhine. It lay sleeping peacefully
that day. It seemed to her as though
the sunlight never kissed the waters so
lovingly, and that the shadows never
lay with such a sweet, dreamy beauty
on the towns. The green trees, graoe
fully waving their tassellad boughs over
the waters, and interlocking their arms
so tenderly, to sing songs full of rap
ture ; and the notes of the birds, as
they warbled their ballads in their syl
van homes, seemed touched with a me
lody that went to the inmost depths of
her heart, and thrilled her with a
sweet, entrancing joy.
Oh, heaven !" she murmured, " I
am too happy. At last, at last, my
sweet dream is fulfilled ; I am repaid
for all my waiting and suspense. Ru
dolph is mine, and that other one is
safe within prison walls. Now, in our
beautiful paradise, overshadowed by
the wings of peace and love and safety,
we will dream away the years. Oh,
this great love ! It fills my soul with
a glory so entrancing, so bewildering !
I am intoxicated with too great
draughts of bliss ! Wilhelmina," she
called to her German maid, who was
waiting in adjoining room, "is it not
time ?"
" Yes, madam, past the time."
" Why dost thou linger?" Kathrina
murmured to herself, and she looked
longingly out. *
Away in the blue distance she saw a
boat speeding down the river.
" Ah, he comes !" she cried,
will meet him at our trysting-place."
Down to the green banks she ran,
unheeding the warning cries of her
maids that she was in her bridal robes.
She entered tbe little arbor, where the
night before she had parted from her
lover, and there she watched and wait
ed. her heart pulsating with strange,
glad emotions. The twilight shadows
were now deepening, and the boat was
at first but dimly visible; bnt on it
came, and soon she could hear the dip
ping of the oars in the water, aod the
the sides of
" I
splash of the waves against
the boat.
" A moment more, and he will be
here," Katharina thought.
Just then the wild, shrill prolonged
cry of a night bird fell upon her ear.
What made her shiver so? The
cool winds, perhaps. Drawing her
mantle close around her, she looked
A clump of bushes now concealed
the boat from her view. It seemed to
have stopped in its course, and a noise
like some one springing on shore,
reached her.
"Rudolph, why do you wait?" she
_ "Hasten, loVe ; I wait for
Then she saw what made her heart
chill for a moment—an empty boat,
floating toward her.
"Ah, it is only a trick of his to
frighten me," she thought. " He
either lies concealed in the boat, or has
jumped on shore to surprise me."
The boat floated nearer. She peered
into it, and saw her lover lying on its
" Rudolph," she called again, "must
I come for you ? I shall surely soil
my bridal robes in this chase for my
beloved, and Wilhelmina will frown
upon me."
And she laughed. How strangely
hollow it sounded.
Putting one white hand over the
6ide of the boat, she passed it carelessly
over his brow.
" Come, dearest, the guests wait
Ob, how wildly happy I am to welcome
my own beloved !"
She imprinted a kiss upon his brow.
How cold it seemed !
" You are cold and damp with the
dews of evening. Ah, darling," she
murmured. " cold and storms and dews
shall never chill thee more, nor clouds
gather round thy pathway."
There was no reply. Was he sleep
ing ?
She bent low over him. His face
was ghastly. A cold horror crept over
her. And look ! see! ob, heavens
his clothes were covered with blood
She felt for his heart. It was still !
A sound startled her
up, and saw two eyes, black as mid
night, glaring at her from the bashes,
with a look of fiendish hate and exalta
She looked
With a ory that came from a heart
that received its death wound, wild
and piercing and heartrending, echoing
far and wide over the crags, and start
ling the birds from the coverts, Kath
rina fell senseless upon the form of her
lover. From that hour she was a rav
ing maniac.
Ever after, every day at twilight,
might be seen a maiden, with pale,
haggard face, robed in white and
crowned with orange flowers, waiting
on the banks of the Rhine for her
lover, who never came Years passed,
and her locks were covered with snow,
and her brow was furrowed with deep
lines, and her form was bowed, yet still
she waited
One sweet summer evening she was
fonnd upon the grave of Rudolph—
dead. She had found him at last.
The empire of Japan is composed
mainly of four considerable islands ly
ing in a crescent
north-eastern coast of Asia, opposite
Corea and the possessions recently
wrested by Russia from China, from
whioh it is separated by the Sea of
Japan. Yezo, the northern island,
has an area of about 30,000 square
miles, but is very thinly inhabited, the
population being only about 12,000.
Next comes Hondo, the main island
(on all our maps named Niphon), with
an area of about 90,000 square miles,
and a population of about 24,500,000 ;
then, out off by the narrow winding
strait called the Inland sea from the
southeastern edge of Hondo, is Shi
koku, with an area of 7,000 square
miles, and a population of about 3,
225,000 ; and south of all is Kiushiu,
with 15,000 square miles, and nearly
5,000,000 inhabitants. Besides these
four main islands are many others,
some of them of considerable size, and
many of them mere specks of rock, the
whole number being officially stated at
nearly 4,000. The entire area of the
empire is not far from 150,000 square
miles, and the population, as reported
in the census of 1872, is 33,110,825.
The entire area of the empire is about
equal to that of our New England and
Middle States, the population some
what exceeding that of Great Britain,
and approximating that of France. Of
the three great cities, Tokio (formerly
Yedo) has nearly 1,000,000 inhabit
ants, Kioto and Ozaka more than 500,
000 each ; there are six other cities
with more than 100,000, about as
many with more than 50,000, and pro
bably fifty with more than 20,000.
form off the
Next to the inquiry, What becomes
of the pins? an interesting question
would be, What becomes of the sons of
successful men? A few_men and a few
firms are in the hands of the founders ;
but these are exceptions. The old name
and the old trade generally pass into
the hands of others.
'Do you see that man shoveling in
coal? Well, his children, and children
like his, will jostle your pampered eons
and rule this laud,' said an old New
Yorker the other day. The old names
have ceased in the pulpit. The famed
men of tbo bar seldom have a successor.
The eminent jurists carry their honors
with them to the grave. Merchant
princes are obliterated.
The reason is clear Tbe fathers laid
the basis of business one way, and the
sons build another Men who earned
their fortunes by hard work, diligence
that knew sixteen hours toil by personal
attention ; that were their own book
keepers, salesmen, cashiers, and often
porters, are followed by sons who do as
little as possible ; who delegate to others
all the work they can, and who know
more of the road than of the ledger.—
Famous hotel men were gentlemen,
men of intelligence, men who were the
equals of the best in the land, and who
never sunk the gentleman in their
trade. Yonng men who fling the ex
amples of their sires to the wind,
find it easier to squander a valuable
name, run through a fortune quicker
than it was earned, and find themselves,
while young, at the point from which
their fathers started. One thing is quite
marked in New York.—It is the fact
that the heavy business is getting into
the hands of foreigners. The heavy
importers, the great bankers, and much
of the trade of value, is slipping ont of
the hands of the Americans, as the
trade of England got into the power of
the Lumbards .—Boston Journal.
"Why," said Mr. Dorkins to his
wife, "why, if all the letters of the
alphabet were to run a race, and you
should bet on O and lose, would it be
like the return of your servant with
Cavendish tobacco when you had sent
for Lone Jack ?
triumphantly, "it would be wrong
"Sakes alive, I don't
"Because," said Mr. Dorkins,
It is less painful to learn in youth
than to be ignorant in age.
It may very well be doubted whether
statute laws fixing a rate of interest are
politic and wiser At any rate, the
courts are not anxious to impeach a
contract on the ground of usury ; and
the number of contracts on which more
than the legal rate of interest is collect
ed shows conclusively that money will
bring what it is worth, and that the
greater the risk in lending the money
the greater should be the compensation
A late case in Illinois holds that it is
not usurious to insert in a note that it
shall bear interest at the rate of 10 per
cent, per annum, with 30 per cent, per
annum interest after maturity, liqi '
dated damages for non-payment wh
The legal rate of interest is
looked upon as in the nature of penalty,
to secure prompt payment. The penalty
is liquidated damages, fixed by the
solemn agreement of the parties. When
made for the sole purpose of seenring
prompt payment, and understanding^
entered into, such contracts are valid at
law, and may be enforced When the
note became due, it was the dnty of the
maker to pay it, or procure further ex
tention upon each terms as the payees
were willing to grant. By paying the
note at maturity, he could have relieved
himself from the payment of the penalty
agreed upon for non-payment. Having
failed to avail himself of his privilege in
this regard, it must be understood he did
so in view of the fact that the damages
had been adjusted and fixed by pre
vious positive agreement. It will read
ily be seen that the lender of mdney is
not compensated by the interest of his
money when he has to add to that the
expenses of a suit ; and this penalty
will provide for the prompt payment or
for the expenses of suit .—Fancy Goods
Record (AT. Y.)
Out of the many instances of indi
vidnal bravery which must have signal
ized the struggle for independence, few
have been preserved ; but one, that has
been, lights up the melancholy dark
ness of the scene with a peculiar bright
At the battle of Bunker Hill.
John Callender, a captain of artillery,
bad withdrawn from the battle, and had
disobeyed Putnam's orders to return.
The battle over, Ptrtnam 1 declared
that if Callender was not cashiered or
shot, he would himself leave the ser
vice. A court-martial convicted him
of cowardice, and dismissed him " from
all farther service in the Continental
army as an officer
he was brave enough to step down into
the ranks of the company he had com
Coward or not,
The 27th of August found him on
the heights overlooking Flatbusb His
captain and lieutenant had follen, and
his companions were beginning to re
treat. Springing in front of them he
ordered them to return and man their
pieces For a time his courage nourish
ed theirs ; bat at length he stood
alone, charging a field piece, while his
comrades were swept away by a terrifie
onset of tbe enemy Courting death,
he made no signal of surrender when
the hostile bayonets were at his breast :
but a brave officer interfered in his be
half and he was made a prisoner.
Washington, hearing of his conduct,
ordered the sentence against him to
be erased and his command to be
restored to him ; and when, a year
later, he was exchanged, he gave him
his hand before the army, in token of
his great respect and admiration. He
left the service at the end of the war
with an enviable reputation.
This is what Carl Churz thought of
Hayes before he was nominated at Cin
cinnati. In an editorial in the West
liche Post he said that " Mr. Hayes
was not born for a leader, but rather
needs one, but may, if he falls into bad
hands, be led wrong. Suoh a yielding
nature has scarcely grown to the de
mands of the present time, and besides,
Mr. Hayes has the weakness to be a
party man, with whom the party, its
lolitics, and its interests stand very
ligh, our hopes of him are not very
great." It will probably puzzle Mr.
Schurz to explain wherein Mr. Hayes
has improved in the last three months.
He is the same weak man yet, and in
the -hands W such notoriously corrupt
leaders as Chandler, Babcock, Boss
Shepherd and Morton, who are already
managing him and his campaign,
would be led into the worst kind of
practices, and give an administration
even worse than the last four years of
Grant, if suoh a thing were at all pos
sible. The only safe thing for the
people to do is to vote for Tilden, an
able and tried reformer, who will choke
the robbers from the treasury and
save the country from destruction.—
Englishmen, and indeed most for
eigners who judge of France from Paris
alone, are apt to think that French peo
have no home life. So far is this
from being the case, that few people are
more tenderly attached to home than
French. For this reason they make
very poor emigrants. While the Ger
mans and Irish emigrate by thousands,
comparatively few Frenchmen leave
their country. Not only are they at
tached to their native land, but to the
very spot where they first saw the light.
The poorest peasant toiling in Paris
sends a part of bis scanty earnings to
country home for the support of his
parents and yonnger brothers and sis
ters, and looks forward with delight to
time when he will be able to go
back there, buy a plot of ground, and
build a oottage in whioh to spend the
remainder of his days. Well-to-do
families, who occupy apartments in
Paris during the winter, retire during
summer to the "old homestead" in
Qountry, to whioh all are tenderly
There is a very heavy run of sal
mon in the Columbia river, and to so
great an extent as to tax all the can
nera to their utmost ability, compel
ling some establishments to turn their
attention to barrelling their surplus
The political situation of Maryland
becoming of interest because of the ap
proaching nominations for Congress
and for Democratic electors of Presi
dent and Vice-President. The Repub
licans nominated their electoral candi
dates on the fourth of May, viz.
Milton G Urner, Samuel A. Graham,
Thomas H. Hodson, Jesse Hilles,
Noah Gill, Henry Stockbridge, A. A.
Lawrence and H. J. Johnson
The State Democratic convention for
nomination of candidates for electors
will be held in Baltimore, September
IS, on the evening of which date there
will be a mass meeting there to inaugu
rate the campaign.
The Democratic Congressional con
vention, will be held as follows: First
district, composed of Worcester, Som
erset, Wicomico, Dorchester, Talbot,
Queen Anne's, Caroline and Kent
counties, at Ocean City, Worcester
county, September 7. Second distriot,
composed of Cecil, Harford, and Car
roll oounties, and the second, third,
fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth,
ninth, tenth, eleventh and twelfth elec
tion districts of Baltimore county at
Westminster, September 6. Third
district, composed of the first to the
ninth wards, both inclusive, of Balti
more city, at Broadway Institute, Sep
tember 20 Fourth district, composed
of the tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thir
teenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth,
eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth
wards of Baltimore city, at China
Hall, September 20. Fifth dis
trict, composed of St. Mary's, Char
les, Calvert, Prince George's, Anne
Arundel and Howard oounties, the
first and thirteenth eleotion districts of
Baltimore county, and the seventeenth
ward of Baltimore eity, at Annapolis,
September 12. Sixth district, com
posed of Allegany, Garrett, Washing
ton, Frederick and Montgomery coun
ties, at Hagerstown, September 20.
The irregular construction of the
second and fifth congressional districts
has frequently given rise in their re
spective conventions to difficulty as to
delegate rep
this, the D
committee, at its meeting on the 12th
of July, resolved that the eleven dis
tricts of Baltimore county that belong
to the second congressional distriot
shall be entitled to six votes in tbs
Westminster convention, and the two
districts belonging to the fifth congres
sional district shall have two votes in
the Annapolis convention. In this lat
ter convention the seventeenth ward of
Baltimore city shall have four votes.
The Republican congressional con
ventions will be held as follows : First
distriot, at Salisbury, Wicomico coun
ty, September 19. Second district, at
Waverly, Baltimore county, September
20. Third, district, at Broadway Insti
tute, Baltimore, September 22 Fourth
district, at Hollins Hall, Baltimore,
September 22. Fifth distriot, at An
napolis Junction, September 21. Sixth
district, at Cumberland, September 21.
resentation. To obviate
emooratic State central
Apropos of metamorphoses, here is a
little story :
On Monday an elderly lady, with
gray hair, a trim but decrepit figure,
and a clear but tremulous voioe, asked
at the box offioe of the Fifth Avenue
Theatre for seats for John Brougham's
John, the official in charge, politely
offered the lady the box plan to select
her places
" Oh, I don't care about that plan,"
she exelaimed. "You know that yon
turn it all ronnd in the evening, and
put the front row people in the back
seats !"
Against an accusation so monstron^
John was almost speechless; but he
managed to stammer ont a warmer dis
" Nonsense !" replied tbe old lady.
" I know all your tricks and your
John writhed in anguish, and sug
gested sending for Mr. Fiske.
" Very well," said the old lady ;
" send for Mr. Daly, too, if yon like."
Mr. Fiske arrived, and to him the
old lady reiterated her astonishing
"Yon are entirely mistaken, Ma
dame," said Mr. Fiske ; " bnt if I be
lieved as you do I should buy my seats
in the last row."
" What! And be topsy-tnrvied
down to the very front ? Not I, in
deed !"
Just then Mr. Daly drove np, and
Mr. Fiske explained to him tbe old
lady's delusion. Mr. Daly looked at
the old lady, tapped his forehead sig
" Mad as a March hard," he whis
pered. " You had better get rid of her
" Well, Madame," said Mr. Fiske,
" under the circumstances I should
advise yon to buy one of the top boxes.
Then when we turn the theatre upside
down at night, you will appear in one
of the lowef proscenium boxes—the
best in the house What do yon think
of that idea ?"
" Very good, indeed ! Very clever !"
cried the old lady. " Give me a top
box." And John, wide-eyed with
wonder, passed out the ticket and re
ceived tbe fifteen dollars.
" And now, Madame," said Mr.
Fiske, esoorting the old lady to her
carriage, ' ' what shall I tell the ooaeh
man—Bloomingdale or—"
" Hero is the address," replied the
old lady, pushing her wig aside, and
handing ont a oard, upon which
daintily written " Miss Fanny* Daven
port." Abixl.
A Stranoe Fellow. -Some one came
to borrow the hadja's ass. "He isn't
here," was the reply. At whioh mo
ment the ass brayed from within.
"Oh, Allah!" exclaimed the appli
cant; "yon say he is nofc here, and
there he is, braying this moment !
"What!" replied the hodja, with in
dignation; "you believe an ase rather
than an old man like me with a white
beard ! What a strange fellow yon are 1"
Tilden has seven carriages now, and
he will pnrohaae none with Uncle Sam's
» If
The second grant trial of the (lability
of Ameriean institutions is tlpon Os.
We have passed safelj through the or
deal of battle ; we are now in the
midst of the war of fraud. If we pass
safely through this, our republic may
have a long, serene life, a grand devel
opment, politisai and social, and reach
the proudest levels of commercial and
industrial prosperity, and of scientific,
literary, and artistic elevation. But
now we are in the midst of the death
hug of a battle, all the more deadly be
cause we do not fully appreciate our
In the dark days of the war, when
Europe believed that the republic was
rent in twain, and that the several
agmenta smoking with fraternal blood
iuld never be united again, there
were rejoicings among the upholders of
monarchy. "See," they said, "we
told you so,"—" a republic cannot en
dure," a strong government» needed."
And th> y all rejoiced in the downfall
—as they thought—of the great model
republic. But they did not understand
its strength. Our republio passed
safely through the terrible struggle;
keeping up immense armies and nsvies
spending lavishly of the public money,
and drawing heavily on tne future, and
yet maintaining the union of the states]
and the supremacy of the civil over the
military power. Aod when weak and
exhausted from the long struggle, the
republic emerged from the smoke of
battle and resumed its calm and orderly
course, the frLnds of monarchy abroad,
and its flunkey adorers here, were si- 1
lenoed by the splendid evidence of the
strength of the representative govern«
ment. No monarchy of Europe could
have stood through such a civil war.
Fur lesser ones have ground thrones
auJ Jynasties into dust.
But now we are at war, not with an
external force, but with an internal rot.
Our vitality is tested, not by how much
we can dare, but bow much disease we
can endure. And, in fact, the splendor
of the energies, wealth and resources
of the country work against us Our
vigorous vitality makes our fever more
malignant. Our disease is Gtantism.
It would be easily cured if the people
only knew bow dangerous the disease
An athlete may meet in any trial
of strength a brawny
come off victor ; but a little grain of
mineral poison gnawing at his inside
will brin; him to the dust. Qrant is a
poison ; rusting, oorroding, gnawing
and festering all the vitals of the
public He has touch«! with a leaden
paralysis all frith in the nobler old
ideas of the nation ; he has substituted
a low, groveling, selfish greed, and he
raised to rank luxuriance the breed of
mblic mön who are " on the make."
The people have almost oome to des
pair of any thing better ; and it is one
of the worst signs of the times that
there are so very few publie men who
are trusted or believed in Worse than
that, he has treated thieves, burglars,
swindlers, bosses and blacklegs with
such honor and distinction that we have
almost an aristocracy of personal dis
honor. It is a dreadful disease when
rascality thrives better than honesty ;
when faithful service is kieked out of
offioe, and rascals appointed because
nent and
they are raaouls.
Under Grant legislative corruption
thrived as never before. Handrads of
millions of dollars have been voted
away to fatten the vile set that he has
grouped around him. A Vice-Presi
dent and a Speaker have been driven
forth in disgraoe, and ntunbera remain
in legislative halls not yet convicted
Every department hat felt the palsy
touch of Grant's selfish, brutal policy.
He loves not any oabinet officer who
does not at least suffer swindling nndsr
his eyes. He prefers them when they
steal themselves. Sehenok, Babcock,
Belknap, Delano, Williame, Shepherd,
Harrington, Logan—these are the men
who are after nia own heart, and in
whom he never loses confidence. He
believes in appealing only to*brute force
and " divvies."
All this eonld be remedied by voting
them ont of power Bnt now Grant
has laid his leaden toneh on tbe ballot
box ; and thus the disease has strack
the vitals. His Davenport, bis Wil
liams, and his Ames and Casey have
long done this by stealth ; now Grant,
throwing aside all reatraint and dis
guise, has ordered the troops to control
the elections. This is the fatal symp
tom ; and the great repnblio which
overthrew a half million of brave men
in rebellion seems doomed to die by the
poison of Grantism .—Baltimore Ga
A preacher in the neighboohood of
Hertford, Conn., not undeservedly
popnlsr, had just finished an exhorta
tion strongly recommending the sup
port of a certain very meritorious insti
tution The congregation was numer
ous and the chapel was crowded to ex
cess. The discourse being finished,
the plate was about being bended round
to the reapective pews, when the
preacher made this snort address to the
congregation: " From the sympathy I
have witneased in your oountenanoes,
and the strict attention yon have honor
ed me with, there is one tiling that I
am afraid of, that some of yon may be
inclined to give too much. Now it is
my duty to inform yon that justice,
though not so pleasant, should always
a prior virtue to generoaity ; there
, as yon will all be immediate!
waited upon in yonr reapective pe
wish to nave it thoroughly understood
that no person shall think of patting
anything into tbe plate who cannot pay
his debts." We need not add that this
produced a most overflowing collection.
"Uncle Sam" is the title of a fine,
well-got-np, lively Demooratio paper
{ nblished in Lancaster, Pennsylvania,
t is, to onr mind, the right sort of a
paper for the Democracy at this time.
"This world is all a Hasting show,"
said a priest to a culprit on the gallows.
"Yes," was the prompt reply ; "hut if
yon have no objeotion, Pd rather see
the show a little longer."
'■ *■ -
A hasty man npver wants.
Words are but the froth of thoughts.
Muie is an iifisible dance, as danc
ing is a silent mnsio.
The defects of great men are the con
solation of the dunees.
Submission is the footprint of faith in
the pathway of sorrow.
The heart can leap, flutter, sing, and
dance io the dark cage of the bosom
Good aims do not always make good
books Well tempered spades tom up
ill-smelling sods.
There may be counsels ton weighty
for women to bear ; he knows little who
tells his wife all.
There is in the heart of a woman such
a deep well of lote, that no winter of
age can freeze it.
Most of the shadows that cross our
path through life are caused by stand
ing in our own light.
It is well enough for os,to.see beau
tiful illusions in our dreams, hot we
should walk awake with truth.
Aetion is the great law; it is by
steady, stiong, continuous action that
all great works are accomplished.
Argument in oompuny is generally
the worst sort of conversation; and in
books the worst sort of reeding.
Many a man saves his life by not
fearing to lose it, and many a man loses
his life by being over anxious to save
Some men are called sagacious be
cause they are avaricious ; whereas a
child can clench its fist the moment it
is born.
In siezing his moments of happiness,
man baa as little, time as the pearl
diver; perhaps two minutes only to
secure his prise. 5 f -
The too frequent use of authority
impairs it If thunder were continual,
it! would excite no more sensation than
the noise of a mill.
Say what is right, and let others say
what they please. Yon are responsible
for only one tongue—even if yon are
a married man.
A praying hypoerite is like an impù
debtor, who goes every day to talk
familiarly with his creditor without ever
paying what he owes
Up in the heavens the fogs, of par
days most one day be resolved into
stars, even as the mist of the milky
way ia parted by the telescope into suns.
Hypocrisy is very common—it being
easÿ to acquire it—but hypoericy ia
totally different from dissimulation;
hypocrisy is tbe attribute of lpw and
evil minds.
He who spends his whole time in
sports, and oalls it recreation, might
appropriately wsar garments aU mafic of
fringes, and eat dinuera of nothing bat
True courage is eool and oalm. The
bravest of men have the least of a
brutal, bnllying insolenoe ; and jn the
vary time of dangtr are fonnd the most
serene and free.
To pardon those absurdities in our
selves whioh we cannot suffer in others
ia neither .better nor worse than to be
more willing to be fools ourselves than
to see others so.
Misery assails riches, as lightning
does the highest towers. Or as a tree
that is heavy-laden with fruit breaks its
own bonghs, so does riobes destroy tbe
virtue of their possessor.
Love, like a sailor upon a wind
calmed sea, beholds no earth, bat only
heaven Heaven opens above—heaven
opens beneath—and tbe water that bears
it up is merely a paler heaven.
A weakly, affeetionate heart mast not
bo hardened, bat its sense of honor and
purity strengthened : the daring spirit
mast not be rudely ehecked ana made
timid, bnt only tangfat to bo prudent.
A oouple of granges in Lenawee co.,
Mich., d »ousted woman anfirage
eently, and a male and female separate
vote was taken, resulting in a verdict
from both wings against each suffrage.
The New England apple erop is im
mensely heavy this year, and trees will
suffer from breaking branohes. Mer
chants are
pies, at one
There are from 1500 to 2500 milea
of oil pipe lines in the oil region, lying
mostly in Batter county, Pa., coating
more than $2,500,000. Cost of pumps,
tanks, &e., will more than double this
Aa in literatnre we shall find some
things that are true, and some that are
new, bat very few things that are both
true and new ; so also in life we shall
find some men that are great, and some
that are good, but very few men that
are both great and good.
Joy is one of the greatest panaceas of
life. No joy ia more hoaltbfal or better
calculated to
baying heavily of gree
ie dollar a barrel, for
n ap
prolong life, than that
whioh is to be fonnd in domestic happi
ness, in the oompany of good and cheer
ful men, and in contemplating with de
light the beauties of nature.
As we stand by the eeashore, and
watch the huge tide* oome in, we re
treat, thinking we (hall be overwhelmed;
soon, however, they flow back. So
with the waves of trouble in the world,
they threaten ns, but a firm resistance
makes them break at onr feet.
We would warn yon against reck
lessly risking the lots or abatement of
love. It is too priceless a blessing to
lightly thrown away, or evsn neg
ted. Treasure what yon have, and
disdain not fresh store. It is ' impossi
ble to be too oovetous in its acquisition,
or to hoard ittoo nearly or dearly.—
Affeotion is the only weelth of whioh
yon oannot be teo great a miser.
The ohief and eommon oompanion of
pride ie ignorance. Onr pride feeds
itself by dwelling upon the possession
of some ornament wnioh we believe to
be extraordinarily brilliant. But did
we see tbe precious jewels which adorn
many others in like oirenmstanoes, we
ihonld shun to wear oars, and should
meekly set oarselves to increase onr
store of graee.

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