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E(* -' ■' ' . ■ ♦ 'vvfcirä3flp|B tEI)r MiltiMrtottm gffatt V ;';S ♦ t / NO. 44. MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 28,18T6. YOL. IX. 3umb*r and Hardware. LINDLEY & KEMP, —DIALERS IN— HARDWARE, AND Agricultural Implements, OPPOSITE NATIONAL HOTEL, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. Hardware Départaient. Iron and Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Horse Nails, Blacksmith Supplies, Chain Traces, flames, Trowels. Nails, Spikes, Locks, Hinges, Bolts, Piles, Chisels, Levels, Planes, Bevels, Wrenches, Picks, Mattocks, Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Long and Short Arms, Clips, Springs, Enameled Cloth, Gum Canvass, &c. A complete stock of TOOLS and Supplies for Carpenters, Builders, Masons, Sadlers, Shoemakers and others, with many House turnisbing articles. We invite the public to call and examine onr prices. Paints, Oils, Turpe tine, Glass and Putty, CHEAPEST AND BEST. n Agricultural Department. Fabmeb's Fbisnd, Heckendorn,Wiley, ncave and Moore PLOWS ; Plow Castings, Grindstones, Pumps, Scales, Corn Shellers,Churns, Shovels,Forks, Spades, Hoes and Rakes, jtFNo trouble to show goods, [mar 18 NOW IS THE TIME TO FJLTJSTT. AVERILL CHEMICAL PAINT, HARRISON'S 'TOWN ft COUNTRY' PAINT PURE WHITE LEAD, pure Linseed Oil, and the best Coloring Material, For Sale at CITY PRICES by Or. E. HUKILL, Opposite Bail Road Depot, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. sep 23-tf Lumber 5 Hardware. Q-. E. HUKILI J Successor to J. B. PENIMORE & CO., Oppoiitc the R. R. Depot, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, DSALIB IN ALL KINDS OF Lumber, Hardware, and General Building Material, Sash, Doors, Shutters, Blinds, and Mouldings, Paints; Oils, Var nishes, Glass and Putty, Bricks, Building Lime, Hair, Etc. Constantly on hand. —ALSO— AVERILL CHEMICAL PAINT » TOWN AND COUNTRY PAINT t (R*4f-Mixed.) • "Btatchley's" Celebrated Cacnmber Wood Pumps and everything in the bnflding line. Having made arrangements with large wholesale dealers, I shall be prepared to fur nish large bills of Lumber for buildings, soch as I may not have in stock, direct from whole sale dealers, thereby securing the lowest prices possible to be obtained. Give me a call, and get my prices, before purchasing elsewhere. Feb 5-ly. COME OJ5TE ! A1LI o •I ».large and select Whi stock of '**>: - ' MEN'S AND BOYS' FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING! Just brought from the city. We ask you to all to give us one call before going elsewhere, if you do yon will find ....$2 75 $1 62} Kersey Pants,.... Kersey Suits. All-Wool Suits, Mixed Suits—... All-Wool Pants, Overcoats,. We have also a fine stook of 8 50 6 50 .. 35 00 to 10 00 12 00 .7 00, 9 00 ..2 50, 3 50, 6 00 4 00, 8 00, 15 00 8 00 20 00 GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Ac., which you will find very cheap. Middletown Clothing House, ON LOCKWOOD'S CORNER. S. R. ESTES & CO., Middletown, Del. TOWNSEND HOUSE, Opposite Rail Road Depot, TOWNSEND, DELAWARE. I am prepared to accommodate permanent and transient guests at reasonable rates. The Bar is at all times stocked with the choicest Wines, Liquors, Tobaccos ind Se gars. A fine Livery is alBO attached to the Hotel, where teams are to be had at reasonable rates. Cowee and See Me. WM. B. HOLLIS, Proprietor. April 8-tf NEW JERSEY CHEMICAL CO'S Super-Phosphate. (W.&C.) MARK. TRADE The New Jersey Chemical Company, hav ing purchased the right to manufacture the celebrated WATTSON A CLARK SUPER PHOSPHATE, their snperior facilities will enable them to M aintain its past Standard IN EVERY BE8F1CT. And at the same time to offer it at tbe most reasonable rates. When large quantities are ordered a fair discount will be given for cash. The standard of this Phosphate has not been suffered to deteriorate in tbe least, and it is acknowledged to be one of the very best and strongest artificial manures in the market. The N. J. Chemical Company also make an ACIDULATED PHOSPHATE which they can sell at a much lower rate. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, AO ENT, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. Aug 26—2m Soluble Pacific Guano. QUICK IN ITS ACTION. Eleven Yeare Experience Prove* Its great Yalne to the Farmer. Use it for Wheat anfl Rye tkis Fall. HIGH GRADE DISSOLVED SOUTH CAROLINA PHOSPHATE. Farmers wanting a first-class article at moderate price, can find in this jnst what is needed. For sale by all Country Dealers. SHABPLESS & CARPENTER t No. 39 South Water Street, PHILADELPHIA. Jul 29-3tn J.E.TVGERT A CO. MANUFACTURERS OF 4 STAR BONE PHOSPHATE AND Pure Ground Bone, Also dealer* in Fertilizing Materials of all kind. 42 Sonth Delaware Avenne, Phila., Pa. Smyrna, Delaware. sep9-3m OFFICES : II THE BEST IS CHEAPEST. » THE DAVIS VERTICAL FEED SHUTTLE SEWING MACHINE is unhesitatingly pronounced by hosts of prac tical operators to be' the best machine for practicability and economy, as well as dura bility and simplicity, now before the public. It is, beyond question, more desirable for all kinds of work than any other machine in nse. It is the only practical machine for hem ming bias alpaca, poplin or other snch goods without basting, and is especially adapted to DRESS MAKING. The Vertical Feed-Bar involves a new feature, possessing one of the most valuable working principles ever in vented. The DAVIS was awarded the highest pre mium, A Gold Modal, over 19 competitors after a severe test of six weeks, by the Franklin Institute of Philadel phia, in 1874 It received the 1st PREMIUM as tbe best machine for general use at tbe great Centen nial Exposition in Philadelphia; It was also awarded the FIRST PREMIUM At the THIRD ANNUAL FAIR OF THE PENINSULA AGRICULTURAL ft POMOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION At Middletown One of these excellent machines is now at the shop of Mr T E Hum in Middletown, , where it can be seen and examined. W. & S. SPEAKMAN, AGENTS, 507 King street, Wilmington, Del OC8-3m THE OLD ▲HI •RELIABLE. T HE undersigned respectfully informs the citizens of Middletowi and vicinity tbat he is prepared with excellent Horses, Wagons and Carts, to do all kinds of HAULING at the lowest rates. Coal and Lumber hauled at short notice and on tbe most resonable terms. Orders for baggage or other parcels left at tbe Post Office will receive prompt attention. Good Building Sand al'.vays on hand, t janl-77 W. W. WLSON. MIDDLETOWN P LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Cost ings of fdl kinds on hand or' made to order. Particular attention g' Machinery. Cash for ol WM. L. B Founders " • iliUfc Jan 1-tf sts. r .. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Notary Public, MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE. MARTIN B. BURRIS, Land Surveyor, the MIDDLETOWN, DEL. jun!7-ly •a s DB. TH 0 S.E GILPIN, f s * 9i s §•* Gört la's »So*» 9 Ö — DENTIST, Ss PgS S tr f * a s ° ■ P» *< » e Sa S MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, Feb 14-ly. s a REYNOLDS & CO., No. 832 Market Street, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. Conveyancers, Surveyors, Real Estate Agents, Collectors of Accounts, Bills, &c. Houses and Lands rented, and rents collec ted ; Loans negotiated ; Titles examined ; Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages, and other Legal papers carefully drawn, and supervised by connsel permanently retained. Correspon dence solicited. Reference furnished. REYNOLDS & CO., No. 832 Mabket Stbeet, Wilmington, Del. Jan 11—ly 2Ä8. PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND BALTIMORE RAILROAD. Delaware Dima. Time Talle. SUMMER ARRANGEMENT. O N and after Monday, SEPT. 4th, 1876, (Sundays ^excepted,) Trains will leave as follows : SOUTHWARD. Passenger. Mixed. A. M. P. M. A. M. NOBTHWABD. Passenger. Mixed A. M. A. M. P. M. 8 10 9 60 -Baltimore —Philadelphia— 10 45 -Wilmington— -Del. Junction - -New Castk -State Road- -Bear- -Rodney- -Kirkwood ^-Mt. Pleasant— -Middletown — -Townsend- -Blackbird- -Green Spring-- -Clayton- -Symrna-- -Brenford- -Moorton- -Dover —Wyoming- -Woodside -Canterbury— -Felton- -Harrington- -Farmington— -Greenwood- -Bridgevillc -Seaford— -Laurel- -Delmar- 7 00 3 00 8 50 6 15 515 8 00 6 40 6 00 6 30 5 00 9 35 918 943 6 37 4 42 9 08 525 6 48 9 55 4 33 9 57 8 56 10 05 10 08 1016 6 58 4 21 7 02 5 45 4 19 8 47 7 08 5 56 5 30 8 40 717 610 10 26 517 3 59 1043 10 53 10 68 1106 1113 7 34 3 42 4 59 816 6 41 7 43 4 47 810 7 47 6 49 3 25 8 04 4 35 7 54 7 02 3 20 4 26 8 00 7 14 8 00 7 40 3 00 1128 3 20 411 7 63 310 1118 1124 11 35 1142 1150 1155 12 01 1216 12 24 12 34 12 44 8 05 3 03 3 59 7 47 7 41 8 11 7 37 3 41 2 52 818 8 00 3 25 2 44 810 8 24 7 23 2 35 3 09 8 32 7 18 2 30 2 59 8 37 7 13 2 25 2 51 8 37 8 43 7 oo 2 27 213 8 56 8 59 2 07 2 02 6 51 9 04 911 1 62 6 42 1 62 914 9 25 133 142 6 32 9 41 103 617 1 27 1 03 10 08 9 40 12 35 1215 6 02 112 9 54 10 28 5 50 1 00 1 35 10 08 10 45 Tbe Mixed trains will be run subject to de lays incident to freight business. Trains will stop only at stations where time is given. Mixed Train north will stop nt New Castle only to leave Passengers from Stations sooth. Neto Cattle Traint —Leave New Castle for Wilmington and Philadelphia at 11 10 a. m. 12 35 and 6 48 p m. Leave Wilmington 6 20, 11 45 a m, and 1 25 p m for New Castle. Smyrna Branch Trains —Additional to those above leave Smyrna for Clayton 10 30 6 30 and 7 35 pm. Leave Clayton for Smyrna 8 05 a m., 3 25, 7 05 and 7 55 p m., to make connection with trains (North and South) from Clayton. I 8 SUMMER ARRANGEMENTS, a m CONNECTIONS : At Townsend, with Queen Anne's and Kent Rail Road. ^NQRa^on, with Maryland and Delaware RtM Road*. At Harrington, with Junction and,Breakwater Rail Road. At Sea ford, with DordheatetL» 11 ^ Delaware Rail Road. At Delmar, with Eastern ShoreRail Road, and Wicomico and PocomokeRail Road, aug. 5—tf H. F. KENNST, Snp't. FOR PHILADELPHIA. On and after Monday, JUNE 5th, 1876, Steamer J) MAJOR REYBOLD * M a Capt. W. Eugene Reybold, ' * Will leave Salem, N. J., every day (Sundays excepted) at 6 a. m. Returning, leave Arch Street Wharf at 3 p. m. EXCURSION TICKETS from Salem, Delaware City and New Castle, good for ten days, 75 cents, good to retnrn on either "Reybold" or steamer "Perry." Stages for St. Georges, McDonough, and Odessa, Del., Sharpstown, Woodstown, and Alloway8town, N. J., connect with Steamers. FREIGHT AT LOW RATES. All lost goods must be reported to the Captain within three days. Fall and Winter Arrangement. On and after WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11, THE STEAMER to TRUMPETER, will leave Georgetown, Md., at 8 o'clk, a. m., Shallcross' at 8:30, Turner's Creek at 9, Bet terton at 9.30, and Buck's Neck at 11 o'clock, every Monday, Wednesdays and Friday, ar riving in Baltimore at 1 o'clock, p. m. Re turning will leave Baltimore at 10.30 a. m. every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The "Trumpeter" has recently been thor oughly overhauled and repaired, and is now in fust-class condition, furnishing excellent accommodations for passengers ; and we sin cerely trust tbat tbe friendly relations hitherto existing between her and the public may con tinue to exist, for whicb end we will ever be found striving to the utmost of our ability. WM. CUNDIFF, Master. marl-ly J. MEIER & BRO. MERCHANT TAILORS, I S. E. Coa, Second and Arch Sts., PHILADELPHIA, Have in Stock a full line of a Vina Overcoatings, Saltings, Casslmcie*, and Vestings Of the newest designs for FALL and WIN TER wear, which will be made to order in the latest styles and best manner. Special at tention given to Dress Saits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK, oct 10-tf THE DAT AFTER THE WEDDING. It was only last evening that I heard through the thin partition of our hotel,, (and they are all just frail enough to see through them,) that which proved to me tbat a moon which should have been sweet, because it was evidently new the day before, had reached its last quarter inside ef twenty-four hours. A low, soprano voice said : "Freddy, dear! you haven't told me how you liked the arrangement of my hair yesterday. The new barber, who is just in town, dressed it for me." "Indeed!" answered a bass voice. "Then the new barber belongs to the I—di—ot tribe ; for, to tell the plain truth, your hair looked like the devil And my aunt—all the way from New port to see it, too ! I wish she had stayed at home, and had sent on her blessing and her teapots and her berry spoons by express, and had not looked you over in such a scientific manner. I know just what she thought of you by the squint of her eyes. She said to herself: ' Case of puppy love ! Good figure, but a trifle too plump. Color wants toning down with powder. Plea sant eyes, good teeth, voice so-so-ish, no style, and not very rich, if ingraiD carpets and dingy hair-cloth sofas may be trusted to tell the story. Her hair is really handsome, but it looks like an animated mare's nest ! When she visits me, my maid shall overthrow that struc ture at it why don't she have things that are nat ural to her locality and position,and not put a matronly French head upon a young Pennsylvania girl? If I were Fred, I would tumble the intricate thing down, and keep to simplicity. I am sure he didn't fall in love with the girl when she was topped off in that style!' Crying? Why, you poor little duck! I didn't mean to set you swimming so soon ; and there was no need of my tell ing you at all. But 'you asked me about the hair just at the wrong time. That infernal Exhibition is too big, and has too many things in it that a.fellow imagines he must see or die inside of a week. I wish I had stayed at home. Don't cry ! That's a dear girl !" "No-b-body wanted your stuck-up old aunt to come to the wedding! I d-d-didn't like her any more than she did me ! She looked like on old sh-sh she-peacock—so she did ! She p-p pranced around as if sh-sh-sbe owned the whole village ! I d-d-don't want her plated teapots and be-be-berry spoons ! I've got real silver ones, which were my own mother's. I'll never g-g go to her house; so she needn't w-w worry about my hair. I didn't buy it! That is one thing that sh-sh-she can't say!" before any of my "set" get a look If a girl belongs to the country, "Why, you poor, tired, but plucky little woman! I didn't know you had such a temper. And I don't believe you did have it until we worried our- selves all out trying to see everything from 'Greenland's icy mountains To India's coral strand ' in one short day. Let us forgive eaoh other. Don't ory, and let ns forget all about the hair and ray aunt—that's a sweet girl ! My head aches, my eyes ache, my back aches, my feet are blis tered, I am hungry, and you are trying to make my heart ache ; and only the second day, too !" "You began it! But if you want to forgive me, you can do it just when you like." "No, no, dear! I didn't do any such thing. It was the Exposition that start ed the quarrel. If you'll overlook what I said, I'll promise to Eiton the balcony 8 f the grand conservatory at least one alf the time to-morrow, listen to the music and to you, and look at the flow ers, and the park, and "Where every prospect pleases, and only man is vile," added the unpropi tiated bride, with a quickness that does not often belong to the natives of her State. ' 'My head is in a whirl of India fugs, furniture, Japanese lacqner, Ital ian carvings, the little boy in marble who didn't want to say his prayers, acres of pictures, Corliss engine, wash ing-machines, and an alto-relievo head of some woman or other moulded in but ». ter and kept on .ice, a fcg-bcll that sounds as if there was a V etual week day prayer-meeting or funeral, and now yonr punt has rushed into my mind to set I heard a kiss or everlasting mé quite crazy !" jpro, a cropping and soothing sort of sound from the bass voice, a woman sobbing out her anger and weariness preparatory to resuming a smiling good nature ; and I pitied the poor young man because he couldn't cry and rest himself after the wearisome day, just as the bride was doing under his petting and comforting love and com passion. By-and-by I heard a gurgling little cot^hÿ and a half-hysterical and half-merry voice exclaim : "If I was to marry again a hundred times, I would never go to a Centen nial Exposition to spend the first week of married life !" Whereupon the bass voice mockingly asked : "Have you arranged any other plan except this for your next wedding ?" I knew that he wanted to inquire if she bad engaged the same barber; but he did not. Her temper and her wit were too much for him to encounter when he was all worn out with the Ex hibition, and with the scramble for life to get anywhere and return back again. Possibly he may conclude that this war fare of tongues will not be too safe at any time in the future, and will look back upon Philadelphia as the blessed place which opened his eyes, and the only path of safety through the hitherto unknown brambles of Matrimony. "Who is he?" said a passer-by to a policeman, who was endeavoring to raise an intoxicated individual who bad fallen into the gutter. "Can't say, sir!" replied the police man ; "he can't give no account of him self." "Of course not!" replied the other; "how can you expect an account from a man who has lost his balanee?" "Did it rain to-morrow?" a Dutch man inquired of a Frenchman. "Me guess it was !" replied the wise Frenchman. THE MARRIAGE OUTFIT. ' Old Deacon Brown started in life very poor He married his wife, Susan, be fore the days of hoops, pads, eto. They had been happy in their married life, and unto them was born a beautiful girl whom they named Kate, who, of course, when she grew up, fell in love. Her choice was a poor, but noble young man. The deacon and his wife had taught their child to choose for herself, but to do it wisely, and they were glad to see .ha. she made choice of an esti niable voune man. their neighbor's son. Now, Kate took up a notion that she must have a great many articles for her marriage, and to make a fashionable show of dress during the honeymoon, and as .hey lived at only a town, she wrote her father a note, Requesting him to furnish her a considerable amount to buy her outfit, and she stated in it that she expected she would have to send to the city to get all she needed, where upon the old man made the following r . P / ' , Dearest Daughter :-As you are my only daughter, I may call you dear est truly, for I love you very much I have considered your note and this is my reply: I am sorry to find you pos sessing a weakness of most of your sex, viz: that you think you should have a large outfit for your wedding and hon eymoon. When I married your dear mother she had but two calico dresses and ■ tber things to fit, and she thought herself well off with them, and I really thought her, as I took her in her calico dress, the prettiest, sweetest girl in the land, and have never thought other wise She has made me a dear pre cous wife, and bas been to me a help mate.radeed, Now my dear child I will not refuse youwhat you ask but my observation m life has convinced me that those girls who spend a heap of money to provide their outfits for mar riage are generally sure to spend heaps of it afterward and that often they keep the.r husband s noses to the grindstone of misfortune and toil al their lives. "A great many fine things for your wedding and its after incidents will make you no sweeter or prettier to your husband, and may make you a great deal dearer as to his packet. If the man of your choice really loves you, as no doubt he does, it is not for what you have on, but for the qualities of your person, head and heart, and as he is a maa of sense, I have no doubt he will think more of you when he finds that you bave not made any great prepara tions for your marriage. There are many gentlemen in this country, now worth their millions, whose wives, when they married, had no more than your mother. By this I do not mean that you should have no more, but your mother tells me that you have now five neat every-day dresses and four Sunday ones, and really they are a larger, finer and better outfit than many millions of your sex are able to obtain. "I make these suggestions for your consideration, but leave you follow them or not as your judgment may dictate, and to show you that this is the fact, I enclose you a draft for a thousand dol lars ou my cashier, which you can use at your pleasure. Affectionately yours, John Brown " Kate did not long hesitate as to her course of action. Her mother gave her a few dollars of her pocket money, and she bought only a simple plain white dress and appeared in it at the altar, with natural flowers and her own love liness for adornment. She drew the amount of the draft in gold, and one month to a day after her marriage handed the amount to her hus band and accompanied the gift with these words : "Dearest—I applied to my father for money to purchase what I supposed I needed for my marriage, and he wrote me this letter (handing it to her hus band) and inclosed in it the draft upon which I drew this thousand dollars, which I now present to you as the money saved by a victory over a foolish fashion. Have I done wisely ?" "You have, my blessed wife, and are a thousand times dearer to mo by your better judgment. It is needless to add that the husband of Kate is now worth many thousands of dollars, and iD a delightful old age they often tell their friends and children of the thousand dollars as the founda tion of all. to A ! a a I M The Great Question of All. —Af ter all, the greatest question to be set tled in the approaching election for President and Vice-President, is wheth er or no the self-government of the peo ple can be maintained in the United States. If, in spite of all the revelations of the corruption and incompetence which characterize the Republican party and its leaders; if, in spite of Belknap's bribe-taking, Robeson's robbery, Fish's dishonorable complicity with Spain, Grant's and Babcock's relations with fraudulent distillers, and all tbe rest of that long and terrible catalogue of crime and misgovernment, the Republican party can still oarry this election, the fact will prove that the office-holding machine is too strong for the people, and that the party in power can never be tamed out by the regular method of an honest election. In comparison with this question, all the other questions on which men are to vote on the first Tuesday of Novem ber are of inferior moment. The fractional currency is steadily Diminishing at the rate of two and : thrce million dollars per month. For a while after the silver subsidiary coin was put iD circulation there was an ap parent dearth of small change as there was considerable hoarding both of the silver coin and of the fractional cur rency.* This trouble seems to be grad ually diminishing as the smaller coins make their appearance. Small change is now obtained without so much trouble, but it is not equal to the de mand A belated citizen, from whom a po liceman waa trying to rescue a lamppost a few mornings ago, violently resisted the« endeavor, exclaiming: "Lemme 'lone ! I'm (hie) hold'n th' fort !" WHY AUNT SALLlfi NEVER HAR RIED. '^ïow, Aunt Sallie, do please tell us why you never got married. You re member you said once that when you were a girl you were engaged to a min ister, and promised us you would tell us about it some time. Now, aunt, - _ „ , T __ . "Well you see, when I was about JJ old - 1 waa f ba State of New York. Though I say »'myself. I was quite a good-looking g' rl tbeD - aad had 8everal beaux ' The ° n . e . tbat took m 7 fan ?J was a m '" lster - a \ e . r y promising young man, a " d remarkably pious and eterij. He thought a great deal of me and I kind of took . • fanc y t0 b,m - and went ?» n I n '« 1 we were en ß a ß ed ' t °". e even ' «g t0 " e . and P nt hls , arms ar ° und me and kind of bu §8 ed "!' " ben 1 exc,t . ed and some flustrated. wasa long 'i™ .»go. »nd I don t know but what I might have hugged back a little. I was like any other girl and pretty soon I pretended to be mad abou [ iti ' nd pu8h ed him away, though j wagn , t m>d 8 bjt Y ou magt know the bouge where j- ]iTed wag on the baek Btreet8 of the town There were , agg doors in the „ rlor wbicb opene d over tfae gtreet Thege d()org were drawn to j g , bgck a Hu]e from bimi and when X C ame up close I pushed him back ; n j ughed him harder thgn Iinten | ed t don - t you thinki gir l 8 tfae fellow logt big Glance and fell thl0 £ b one of the door8 int0 the 8treet ® » ..Q h Aunty . Wag he ki n # d?" ,. No He f ell head firgt> and ag he wag • x ht bold of bim b the , * f h % towg 6 era j held on J or a m f DUte and tried , „ him back; but hig BU8pe nders gave way, and the poor man fc fi clear big J nta , 00ng iJ 0 a j of ladieg and ge ^ tlemen a l ong the gtreet » . , 0h j Aunty . Aunty . Lordy .» ,. Th right) J squa n a „ d gig . . a , much ag y0U * want ? 0 . Qirlsfbtt * an » t bear a , ike tbat without tear j n g aroun d the room and he-he-ing in guc | a w don . t know enough £ come - n wbe ^ it raing A nice tin ? e the » man that marries one of you will have, won't he ? Catch me telling you any thing again." "But, Aunt Sallie, what became of him ? Did you ever see him again ?" "No; thb moment he touched tbe ground he got up and left that place in a terrible hurry. I tell you it was a sight to be remembered. How that man did run. He went out West, and I believe he is preaching out in Illinois But he never married. He was very modest,and I suppose he was so badly frightened that time, that he never dared trust himself near a woman again. Tbat, girls, is the reason why I never married. I felt very bad about it for a long time—for he was a real good man, and I've often thought to myBelf that we should have been very happy if his suspenders hadn't given away." A TRUE STORY. The happy oircumstance occurred on one Sunday evening. He escorted her to and from church, and upon arriving at her home their discussion of the ser mon and the extreme heat suggested an invitation, readily accepted by Charles, that they step into the house and par take of a cooling glass of lemonade. She led him to the dining-room, and there found naughty brother Ben about to squeeze the last lemon in the house for his own individual benefit. Calling him aside she induced Ben by means of sundry threats and promises to dissect that lemon and make Charjje and her self a glass. A self-sacrificing thought struok her. "No, Ben," said she,"put the juice of the whole lemon into Char lie's glass and bring me a glass of wa ter. -He won't notice it—there is no light in tbe parlor." Ben was making one good strong lemonade, as directed, when Charlie quietly slipped out and remarked: "I say, Ben ! put tbe juice of the entire lemon in your sister's glass and bring me some ice water, there is no light in the parlor and she won't notice it." Ben's forte is in obeying orders. With a merry twinkle in his eye he drank the lemonade, then carried them each a glass of water, whicb they drank with much apparent relish, asking each other between sips "if it was sweet enough ?" And naughty Ben, with»the taste of that lemon in his mouth, Btood out in the hall and laughed till his sides ached, to hear them assure each other that it was "just right! so palat able and so refreshing." A FEARFUL CHARGE. At a recent meeting of colored con servatives in New Orleans, E. H. Flow ers, colored, of Grant parish, and for merly a leading republican there, es poused the conservative cause, and in a speech charged that Gov. Kellogg and United States Marshal Packard, the latter being now the republican nominee for Governor of Louisiana, were respon sible for the Colfax massacre in 1873. He said that Kellogg, by the advice of Packard, appointed in Grant parish two sets of officers and told each of them to take offiée, knowing this would briag conflict. Kellogg wanted«« is killed to make his hold To gubernatorial chair a political necessity in the eyes of the northern people and the national Congress. William Ward, another formerly leading colored poli tician, who had a hand in the Grant parish affair, also made a speech, con firming Flowers's statement, and de clared that it waa the purpose of Kel logg and Packard to bave seventy-nine colored men killed for the purpose of gaining the support of the Northern people and sustaining Kellogg as Gov ernor of Louisiana. When the meeting adjourned Ward and Flowers were es corted home by a committee of white democrats to protect them from the rad ical negroes who were waiting for them in large numbers in the immediate neighborhood of the place of meeting few on a the negroes Patronize your local paper. There is no single influence whioh does much to help tbe business and give charaoter to a town as a well oonduoted newspaper. so m SPEECH OF AH IHDKPBWDEHT. The address of Mr. Parke Godwin, former editor of the New York Evening Post, to the Cooper Union, in New York, on October 10, was on "the issues involved in the present canvass." The foot that up to the close of General Grant's first term of office Mr. Godwin was an earnest republican, and subse quently joined the liberal reformers gives peculiar interest to what he says. This address Mr. Godwin had been invited by many of the more promi nent bankers and business men of New York to deliver. He started out with the proposition that the questions whicb originated the civil war had been defi nitely settled, and that there were other issues to be adjusted that were vital to the prosperity of tbe country. There issues, he contended, tbe dominant party was incompetent to deal with. Tbe fruits of the wai were demoraliza tion of the public service, heavy taxa tion, and impoverishment of the people. Confronted with these great evils the leaders of the republican party either evaded or trifled with them. From the beginning of its career the republican party had no policy, and it had never succeeded in framing one. "It was originally," he said, "a war party, organized for a particular pur pose, and outside of that purpose, in the field of statesmanship, was without definite principles of any kind, up of fragments of pre-existing parties, it was heterogenous in its composition. Having no obvious, or consistent politi cal convictions, it bad been "driven hither and thither by many warring im pulses inside of itself growing out of the various affluities of its members. By what he styled "a master stroke of policy,' 'whilst the nation was emerging from an exhausting war "our financial managers thought the beat thing to do was to payoff a debt that did not mature twenty years to come, practicing in all departments of the government the most rigid economy, "theÿ plunged into such extravagances that,in this last year of its power,the ex penses of the administration have been one hundred millions more than in the first," whilst their estimates for the next year were twenty-five millions in excess of the last. He arraigned them for speoial legislation, and for making the tariff subservient to private inter ests. >> Made il Instead of Turning to the merchants he said : "Where are your clipper ships, once our pride and the admiration of tbe world? Where is your tonnage, the seeond in the world ? Where are your stately steamers dotting the sea ? Gone, taxed out of existence, and the tariff which straddles yonr interests, like the old man of the sea straddling the should ers of Sinbad the sailor, still remains, and will remain so long as the domi nant party is in control." He spoke of Mr. Morton as a Senator governed by no fixed principles. Sherman's bill for the resumption of specie payments he described as "the Sherman abam. In the administration of civil service reform two evils, he said, ^were promi nent. One, the usurpation of the power of appointment; another, "dis pensing these appointments as rewards for partisan servility." Insecurity of tenure in office led to official corruption. During the Grant adminstration the de falcation.! had amounted to five millions of dollars, a larger sum than had been stolen prvieously in the whole period the government bad been in existence. In drawing toward tbe close of his ad dress Mr Godwin remarked : "Four years ago a prominent republi can said, 'Our party is rotten from rind to core.' Four year ago Charles Sumner (denounced the San Domingo job as* a monstrous iniquity. Four years ago Carl Sehurz said the sale of arms to France had disgraced the United States in the eyes of the civilized world. Four years ago Mr. Jacob Cox was shouldered out because he attempted to inaugurate reform. And four years ago, in 1872, many of its best and most honorable members left the ranks of the republican party, utterly dis gusted with the corruption into which they saw it sinking. Yet the adminis tration four years ago was as an angel of light and purity compared with the dark and sinister forms it had since as sumed. For before 1872 the bayonets of the United States army were not considered necessary to influence elec tions and overthrow appointments fairly made by tbe people. It was since that time, too, that the Speaker of the House of Congress had shown by his own let ters that he had been the helper and supporter of jobbers, whose favors he he had secured by the influence of his official position. Finally, Mr. Godwin paid a glowing tribute to Governor Tilden, denounced the rancor with which he had been assailed by republican journals and speakers, and wound up by declaring the hope of the country to be in demo cratic success at the November elec tions, and that "in the centennial year a democratic viotory would be a harbin ger of another oentury of peace, pro gress and development." >» A CENTENNIAL, DANGER. A good story is being told of two young misses, living at Murry Hill, who went to the Centennial last week. They were accompanied by their beaux, and on the grounds they were so badly mixed in the crowd that they exchang ed their escorts. Miss A. took Mr. B., who belonged to Miss C., and the latter took Mr D., who belonged to Mias A. They never met again in Philadelphia, and when they all got hack to thie city Miss A. liked Mr. B. so well that she discarded Mr. D., and the latter liked her so well, in return, that he discarded Mies C. So tbe net result is, that Miss A. and Mr. B are engaged ; and the other pair hate each other, and their respective rivals, and themselves, with an intensity of bate only girls of 18 can understand.— Chi cago Times' New York Letter. I clasped her tiny hand in min«. I vowed to shield her from the wind, and from the world's cold storms. She set her beauteous eye« on me, and with her little lips ehe aeid : "An umbrelh» will do m well !" • e THE ELECTORAL VOTE. Electors meet at their respective State capitals on the first Wednesday of De cember of the year in which they were elected, vote by ballot for President and Vice-President, and transmit a record of their votes to the president of the United States Senate. A law of Con gress provides that the electoral vote shall be counted on the second Wednes day in February next succeeding the meeting of the electors of President and Vice-President. The question has arisen as to whether what has been known as the twenty-second joint rule of the two houses is now in force. It provides that the houses shall assemble in the hall of the House of Representa tives at 1 p. M., and. that the president of the Senate shall be their presiding officer. No vote objected to by either bouse to be counted. In oase of a dis agreement the Senate retires, and both bodies deliberate on the admission or rejection of the vote of"any State. In case they agree on reassembling the vote is counted, but in case they are divided the vote is not counted. Such are the provisions of the rule in question, but it is denied that there is any enoh fuie now in force. A Washing IJffiT'ifOires pondent of the New York Tnbtfteaayf: "Democrats here have asserted that io case the election of Governor Hayes should turn upon accepting the vote of South Carolina the House would object, and under the twenty-second joint rule, which provides that if either house per sists in objecting to receive the vote of any State it shall not be received, they would prevent its being counted, and thus defeat the election of Hayes. Sev eral similar oases have formed the sub ject of discussion here. It is, however, a fact, though not generally known, that thus far the Forty-fourth congress has not adopted any joint rules. Eaoh Congress enacts its own rules. The practise has been at the opening of the session to pass resolutions adopting the rules of the previous Congress, and gen erally such a resolution passes as a mat ter of course. At the last session, how ever, the House adopted the rules, the Senate failed to concur, and considera tion of the subject went over under an objection to present consideration by Senator Edmunds. As a final result the session dosed without adopting joint rules, and the twenty-second rule fell with the rest. This left the joint ^con vention for counting the electoral vote without any rules other than the con stitutional provision for its meeting and the opening of the votes by the presi dent of the Senate and the counting of the same. H Sincerity is the most compendious wisdom, and an excellent instrument of the speedy despatch of business ; it «re- stes confidence in those we have to deal with, saves the labor of many inquiries, and brings them to an issue in a few words. It is like travelling on a plain beaten road, which eommonly bringt man sooner to his journey's end th by-ways, in which men often lose them- selves. In a word, whatsoever conven- ience may be thought to be falsehood and dissimulation, it is soon over ; but the inconvenience of it is perpetual, be- cause it brings a man under an ever- lasting jealousy and suspicion, so that he is not believed when he speaks truth, nor trusted, perhaps, when he means honestly. When a man has once for- feited the reputation of his integrity he is set fast, and notking will then serve his turn, neither truth nor falsehood. 8 a an Life is short. Suah is the complaint of almost all men who consider existence in reference to the use they do make of it, and not to tbat whioh they ought to make. It is, indeed, short, if it be only computed by its agreeable mo ments. If all the hours passed in plea sure were oollected together, a life of a great number of year would soaicely furnish one of a few weeks. The rea son why life is short is that we either employ it in doing nothing or in doing what we ought not to do. On this head there is an admirable maxim :— "Would you live long, live well. » Concerning nothing do we ooms to more false conclusions, and make more false steps, than concerning woman's cheerfulness. Ah ! how many women are there who pins unknown, despond smiling, and wither jesting : who, with bright, joyous eyss, flee into a corner, as if behind a fan, that there they might right gladly break out into tear« whioh oppressed them ; who pay for a day of smiles by a night of tears—just as an unusually trauparent, clear, and mistless day surely foretells rain. How ealm tbe mind, how composed the affeotions, how serene the counte nance, how sweet the sleep, how con tentful the whole life is of him that neither deviseth mischief against others, nor suspects any to be oentrived against himself; and contrariwise, how ungrateful and loathsome a thing it is to abide in a state of enmity, wrath,dis sension ; having the thoughts distract ed with solicitous care, anxious, suspi cious, and envious regret. Shrink not from a woman of strong sense, for if she becomes attached to ' you, it is from seeing and reviewing different qualities in yourself ; you may trust her, for she knows the value of your confidence ; you may eonsult her, for she is able to advise, and does so at once,with the firmness of reason and the consideration of affection ; her love is lasting, and it will not have been lightly won ; for weak minds are not capable of the loftiest grades of passion. The habits of ohildren prove that occupation is a necessity with most of them. They love to be busy, even about nothing, still more to be usefully employed. "Idleness is the mother of mischief." Children should be taught to be as independent of the services of others es possible, fitting them alike to make a good use of prosperity, and to meet with (fortitude any reverse of . fortune tbat may befall tham. Prize-fighters are now ealled dieoi ples of Knox. I ■•..I O'