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VOL. IX.—NO. 39.
Having recently refitted and refurnlshod this
well know« House, and made it , modem and
comfortable tn Its appointments' und appear
I*, and having hud a life-long experience In
business, 1 mn prepared to invite publie pa
tronage ami criticism.
Trust«. $2.00 per day.
C. A. Millington, Prop'! 1 .
Rev. J. Leighton Me 141 in, 91. A.,
Mr. P. F. Neabrooke.
•The Course of Study includes English. Imtin,
Greek, French, Natural Philosophy. Mathemat
ics, Surveying. Drawing, Music, and all other
branches taught in the liest schools.
Tuition Fees $10 to $53 for a Term of Thirteen
Weeks. No extra charges, except for advanced
classes in French, Send for Circular.
Jan. I. 1*12.
Ja VI y
Academic & Collegiate
I N S T 1 T ITT K.
A school of thorough drill in
course for Collège?
Youth fitted for business. Higher branches
also taught.
Apply for circular and terms to
W. U. roil H». PuiHHfî.
911** F. VI. LOHI>, PltKOKPTKKlM.
Drs. France & Phelps,
Surgeon. Operative & Mechanical
Corner Front and Walnut Street
Foulk & DeLamater
I just receiving another large assortment of
Hammersley's Kerosene Oil?
It is pronounced the BEST in town. Give it a
trial, anil if you do not find it superior to any
thing in the market, lie will refund tlie money
paid for it. Also, PRATT'S AS1KAI. OIL for
Milford's Fashionable Millinery.
Miss Zizzie Harrington,
Cor. Front ai\< 1 North Ht reets.
All kinds of Millinery and Fancy Goods
on hund. Great jMiins taken to please
the most fastidious. All orders promptly at
tended to. JaMy.
stunt ly
For Country Produce.
r. Hull road Av. A Front St.,
Tan-Yard Store.
MII.FOR», 1>EI..
The Ruhseribe
offer tor sale HAND AND
MACHINE MADE BRICKS at reduced rates;
determined to sell them so low as to induce par
ties who contemplate building to put up brick
instcud of wooden buildings.
Contractors, IIit Utters and others,
will find it greatly to their advantage to give us
a call before purchasing elsewhere.
J une ft, '72.-4ill 91 ARN II A 1.1.
* 11 y 1 : it.
. Front »lid Clinrch Sts.
Dry Goods, Groceries and Queensware. Stock
t ally selected and sold at low prices. Motto,
i'e and Let Live !"
lamps for its use. Used
chimneys. Try it.
N. W. <'«
OppoNlto Alllforil Hotel,
Best material of all kinds kept constantly
hand, and all work done in the best manner.
Cl) arges reasonable. Jaft-ly
Bread, Cake, Cracker and Biscuit
Also, Manufacturer of all kinds of Plain and
To Millwrights anil Mill Owners
at our establishment.
®ÇO. H . G It I Ell, Founder and Machinist,
Mil.mui), Dkl.
The Golden Rule Store.
Tlie undersigned bave leased and refitted the
Store eor Front und North Sts., known as the old
Tlios. Wulluee stand and filled It with a choice
lot of Groceries, Provisions, Wood and Willow
wan*, Queensware and every thing usually kept
in a find class Grocery, which we offer to the
public as low us the market will allow; also
Sewing Machines end fixtures. A share of public
patronage is respectfully solicited.
3-lft-tt -
Crand Exhibition !
MENT ot ChnrlpH E. Treidler, nn Front St.
Cassimeres, Coatings 4 Vestings,
8 Σ le . 8ult tlie ,ast *' 8 of all, from th
Boys' Clothing made at reasonable prices.
Samples sent by mail on nnnlicntirm tininr«
promptly filled. SatUfnctlm! g u "ran?eed
CaU atul see my Beautiful Goods,
and make your selection.
«•mr HA8 E - TREU,LEI£ ' MK "S!f«r
Foulk §• DeLamater's
new and beautiful styles of
and remember they have a machine to trim
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306 Market Street,
and are opening one of the
Ever Exhibited in Wilmington.
I linve piumed through tlic valley of shadow—
The valley that no uAin hath trod—
inure tiw moth|>r lu joy or in uitguish
i. iin.inriifby loir peiirtn (Sod , - ,
have hoJu the sweet o.ven.of • Jj'hkhloff , |
tilve aiiaweiingaiiiiies to my lovt... t-'j*
BY nsLLK w: «OOKK.
I lmve dlmbod to a
And gaae down the path of the years,
And afar In tlio haze of the distance
A vision of beauty appears.
One sw
-lighted hill-top,
flay of iny life bungs before me,
With it« liaio of brightness around;
remember the glow on the landscape
The day that my lover
ci ..u iird.
Crowned— tlic king of my heart and my future
» cloud in the sky,
Ah we sailed up a love-lighted river,
Ita beauteous isles gliding hy.
3etncs8 of silence,
The breadth and the depth of a tone,
The wonderful meusure of gladucHS
That came with the whispered "my own."
that are gone;
bo proud of my lover,
Though the brightness of youth is now flown.
I have wept over trials and crosses,
Have many u want unsupplied:
Bat 1 think 1 lmve gained from my losses,
Anil rejoiee that my gold lias been tried.
Fear hung not
I remember the
To-night I am counting the
Tlic twenty swift y
And I still c
of my darling,
I have closed the dear ey
To open in beauty—above.
"And why do I tell you
Porhups you would question
When in all the events of
No strange thing hus happened to us.
glad 1 may stand as a witness
That love is not always a cheat:
That God is a very near helper
And life in His service Is sweet.
8alkm, Okkoox, August 4th.
( For tlic "News anti Advertiser." )
From the tower we viewed the surroun
ding scenery, Mount Auburn lay at
feet with the sunliglitand shadows falling
here and there. I 11 the distancie a funer
al was seen wending its way among the
beauties of art and nature, and a mother
laid her darling babe among the flowers.
The sun's slanting beams warned us
that time was passing, we descended
and searched for Hannah Adams'
grave, one of the first buried there. In
the distance we saw men with rollers
leveling the already, to us, perfect walks,
Our next visit was to the public garden
and commons, a sail on tlie lake of the
latter refreshed us. The garden was
a lovely spot artistical in its appoint
ments. The sparrows were very tame,
innumerable quantities were flying in all
directions and running on the grass.
The swans stood quietly to be fed and
arched their graceful necks to the ad
miration of every one. Boston Com
mons was always attractive and beauti
ful. Tlie old oak tree still stands a
monument of the past, though girded
round with many iron bands. It is
memorable for the hanging of the three
quakers and is older than tlic city of Bos
The Post Office was worthy of atten
tion as were also Bunker Hill Monu
ment and Faneuil Hall. The paintings
in the hall were very handsome, fore
most among them was Webster in the
act of addressing an audience. The old
part of Boston with its zigzag streets
did not strike us favorably but the new
part compares well with any city.
Our next stopping place was Lawrence,
celebrated for its cotton and rubber
manufactories—a place of great enter
prise. A few hours proved sufficient
there. Conway our next place of desti
nation we reached about 9 P. M. We
travelled through a good part of Yankee
land and were much pleased with the
intelligence and courtesy of the Yanks,
who were always ready to
date and give information when in their
power. North Conway is situated in a
valley surrounded hy the White moun
tains. Sunday morning we attended
the Episcopal Church, four ministers
conducted the services. The choir dis
coursed sweet music and "Nearer mv
God" was sung most feelingly hy those
who tho' far from home desired to feel
"Nearer my God to thee nearer to thee."
In the afternoon we visited the Artist's
Ramifie a romantic stream meandering
along, shaded by pine trees, which
seemed to be a favorite retreat of Cu
pid's votaries, the wind whispered
softly and kissed the cheeks of beauty
and gallantry, wooing each nearer and
nearer to the fatal vow. In the evening
a short walk rewarded ns with a sight of
the White Horse of the Mountain slant
ing out in bold relief, truly a freak of na
ture, rocky in the extreme, though not a
rocking horse. There are mauy points
of interest near Conway, among which
are Echo Lake, Diana's Bath, Jackson's
Falls and Mount Kearsage, from the
summit of which a house of entertain
ment can be seen looking like a speck in
the distance, the ascent can only be
made on horseback. The next morning
we started foi the Depot at the base of
Mount Washington, the ride was a
rough and wild one as the screams of
the ladies
mountain travel dashed on regardless of
life, once a crash caused the driver to
halt but when assured that it was only
human bones, drove on quite satisfied.
Elephant Rock was passed, a good rep
resentation of one in a kneeling position.
Ammanoosac Falls were well worth
visiting, but nothing could exceed the
beauty of the crystal and silver cascades.
The Crawford notch the greatest curi
osity, a narrow gorge betw
mountains of great height two miles in
length, the scenery there was wild and
grand, the cascades falling over rocks
from a height as far as the eye could
see, the tinkling waters, murmuring
brooks, walling hanks tapestried with
velvet of deep green grass, spots of sun
shine glimmering through the dense
shmlows of lofty trees, the fern covered
fields, with a glamour of quiet resting
upon all its surroundings, save where a
squirrel sped away over the mossy
ground. Birds were sailing far over our
heads undisturbed hy sportsmen. There
the soul had space to grow, the mind to
Here and there the woods showed
some symptoms of autumnal change,
spots now and then in the trees, but no
withering leaves were seen to warn the
gay and thoughtless that "Leaves have
their time to fall." The Willey House
was passed where a few years ago an ava
lanch destroyed a family of nine. It
happened on Sunday evening, when
hearing a noise of falling rocks they
rushed forth to be entombed alive or
crushed. Had they remained in the
house their lives would have lieeli spared
for the house was uninjured. Five
bodies, were found. The open Bible
spoke of family devotion. The ear ride
up the mountain named for the illus
trious Washington as it towers far above
all others, being 6243 feet above the lev
el of the sea, was a novelty; on trestle
testilied. The horses used to
'een two
work built over rock* tïrtlie centre of
the track is a cog-ïffil. Tlic top of the
mountiUft was surrafSîntçd hy a house
called the Tip-Top, at .nil events the
prices were tip-top if till accommoda
tions were not. When viewed from the
distance, and looking $y> the ascent
seemed almost.perpendicular, and on
descending, the sensation was of being
suspended in the air... Nüerthe, summit
was the monument of fiizzie Bourne who
wandered from the house and perished.
A cross on her monhvneirt told her age and
place of residence, just twenty, how sad
her fate, cut off in the bloom of youth.
The light of life to her sion quenched in
outer darkness. .She w ht forth in the
morning full of liappjnt <s, to be found a
few hours after a corps.
The ascent of Jacob's ladder seemed
Safe, the travel slow!-" \t>e miles in
hour and a half, hyt 'i ne time passed
rapidly in the e^oy fof the beauti
ful sceiferaf, The'» mintains were
smoky looking S" fistauce, the
winds wafted to the aroma of
phi es .and c >us of lofty
-were , every foot
fWttheaVIlv .icture.
. tild of every
view, TTiPy riseth. t^ile framed in
light and shadow., e scene grew
Wilder as WP apimjtt ( l the top, and
the increaaing cold * 1 ,": shaw ls and
cloaks. On st:.p"
found oui-seio^ »o
which was very p.
fire at the Hotel w.
not well be dispï.
morning the sun bracing through the
The light clouds bifiüsy us looked like
wood drifting quietly along. There was
a mystic lonlmess irutjie surroundings.
Not a tree, shrub, or (tower on the top of
Mount Washington, (taught but rocks
everywhere. No soijpd of the work
men's hammer waffheard to disturb the
repose of nature, but it!all bore the im
press of a God,seemingly so near Heaven,
who that has been therevind viewed those
evidences of God's handiwork can sav
that all happened by chance.
It is in viewing suV'k scenes as these
that we are forcibly reminded to look
"from nature up to nature's God," and
lean upon Him in our weakness.
The scream of the engine startled us
from our reveries, and soon we were de
scending the mountain with awe strick
en feelings, the base wfis reached in safe
ty, and soon seated in the carriage, we
wended our way back to North Conway,
a distance of 7« miles of carriage riding.
The morning we left Gomvay, the sun
rose clear, and the sky was cloudless.
Excursionists on board-bound for Sibnge
Lake, a beautiful sheet df water looking
serene in the distance Lotted over with
islands. ■'*
I must not forget to mention the
Great Falls or Sarco Hiver, that rises in
the White Mountains, 70 1 d flows through
the notch, the water dashing over the
rocks, bubbling and seething, was musi
cal, and the miniature cascades pictur
. Lynn, our next place of destina
tion, is a large manufacturing place, its
great curiosity, a mountain in the cen
ter. The drive to Nahant was very
charming. The horses bore us rapidly
along, passing many handsome residen
ces by the way.
with its appetizing effects,
prospect unusually tine, with Swamseott
and Chelsea in the distance. Opposite
the Observation, was a large rock in the
ocean, with a light-house on top. The
Observation was unique and uncommon,
built on a rock, to reach which, required
some exertion. The pillars that support
ed the roof were stone. The top was
surmounted by a spread eagle. Seated
there over the chained lions, our view of
the surroundings was very fine. Lynn
showed to good advantage in the dis
Nahant is a beautiful place, and un
surpassed in our estimation. The ocean
so darkly, deeply, beautifully blue, with
its incoming waves sounding forever and
ever, with the same brake against the
shore, was musical in its roar. Maolis
garden close by next claimed our atten
tion, with its pavillion.4 statuary,swings,
flying horses, and see-Jnws. Two stout
ladies were enjoying 'the latter, while
others were riding and swinging, groups
here and there laughing and talking.
An Indian tent occupied one corner,
and many were purchasing for little ones
at home, baskets, and other things as
mementoes of the place. The squaw
was pleasant and anxious to sell her
Newport, our next destination, and a
drive to the ocean soon after,
fess to a feeling of disappointment there.
The hotels were in the town, not
fronting the ocean as at Cape May, nota
broad expanse of water, but more like an
arm of the sea. The shore rocky, both
houses very small and on rollers. Some
few cottages near the ocean, very beau
tiful, embowered among flowers, the
equippages stylish in the extreme. Fash
ion seemed the rule, not the exception.
Ida Lewis still lives in the home of her
childhood, raised in poverty, yet rich in
good works, as many can testify, who
have been saved by her from a watery
grave. Born in Newport, her father
a fisherman, she frequently went with
him and learned to manage the boat in
storm as well as calm. ,
At 9 X». si., we boaifled the Bristol ,
bound for New York, the floating palace
was crowded, a band of music sounded
lively on the water. The night grew
dark, and soon the ruin began to descend,
making the travel a perilous one, but
thanks to a kind Providence, New York
was reached in safety, though many that
night found a grave in the beautiful but
treacherous Sound. The sad fate of the
Metis will long be remembered. The
morning sun rose smilingly from behind
the clouds, giving a clear daylight view
of nature's pictures that were constant
ly unfolding before our gaze.
Hell Gate was passed in safety, though
we shuddered at the name. The sol
dier's home brought sad reccollections
of the past, but it is a lovely place, well
worthy of note. The shipping with
masts and pennants was an interesting
sight, from the steamer, to the graceful
yacht, as they moved so gracefully on the
quiet water, presenting the appearance
of a gala day.
What varying interest, and almost
magical beauty of sound, river, and
shore; the beholder was dazzled, as the
clouds afforded views that
will never be forgotten.
After a day and night spent in New
York, we returned to the city of brother
ly love, and in the evening of that day
sought our home sweet home, feeling
fully repaid for our thirteen hundred
miles of travel. Tourist.
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In Mitchell, Indiana, Dr. Crim, hav
ing conned the matter over—a clear
case of Crim. con.—lias resigned the
Presidency of the Greeley Club, and
come out for Grant.
t _
Judge Jeiiry Black thought that a did
worse choice for President than Horace |
Greeley could not he tound "in this ,
world or the adjacent."
the car we
~ in a mist
Jpg, ami a good
fxury that could
w with. In the
The salt air assailed us
The ocean
We con
once seen
Watching for John.
Nervous when John don't come home?
Well, yes ; I am—a little.
Perhaps you wouldn't think it now;
but If you had seen me when I was a
young married woman- Why, if he
did not come home the minute I ex
pected him, I began to worry and fancy
what might have happened to him, until
fn an hour I would nearly drive myself
frantic. And when he came in cool and
composed, and in reply to my anxious
inquiries gave me some slight reason for
the detention, it fell like ice on my ex
cited brain, and I thought be was cruel
and hard-hearted.
Still I got no better of my weakness
until one night—shall I ever forget that
night? It cost five hours of suffering,
but I learned the lesson thoroughly.
It happened thus : Jolm was a Free
mason, and went every week to the lodge.
From my windows I could seethe row of
lighted windows of the lodge-room, and
when the lights went out, about ten
o'clock, I began to abut up the house,
and by the time I bad finished, John al
ways arrived. Well, that night he left
after tea for the lodge, as usual. I got
the baby to bed and sat down to read.
When the clock struck ten, I shut up my
book and went to sit by the window to
see when the lights went out in the
Soon they vanished, and I went my
rounds of locking up, closing blinds,
bolting doors, and fastening windows.
But John did not come. Then I sat
down by the window again. He must
have stopped to talk at some neighbor's
The minutes rolled on into half an
hour. Still no John ! I began to feel
worried. Could lie have fallen and hurt
himself? There was a sidewalk, I re
membered, where boards were taken up
to put in gas-pipes. Could it have been
left, and lie had fallen in ? It was not
far off, and I almost resolved to go and
But there was baby 1 And
vexed John would be, if nothing bad
happened, that I ran after him as though
he was a child ! No, I would wait.
Then a neighbor went by who must
have come over the broken walk, and
would certainly lmve seen him if lie was
there; besides, such a little fall would
not have stunned him ; lie could have
made himself heard.
Still, the minutes rolled on, and the
clock struck eleven. I still sat by my
window waiting. Few went by at that
hour. If I caught the sound of a step a
long way off, I held my breath and lis
tened until it came nearer, and oh ! how
I prayed it might stop at iny gate ! But
no. They all went by to gladden some
other watching woman's heart,! thought,
and tried to be glad.
Finding myself stiff with cold, I left
the window and replenished my fire. I
tried to think of something cheerful. I
tried to think of something that might
have taken him down-town, and I
thought I would not worry until the last
car went up, which was at twelve. I
tried to sew, but somehow baby's dress
had no interest for me, and there's no aid
to anxious thought like the needle. I
took up the evening paper. The first
item I saw was a brutal murder in our
own city. I turned from it, shuddering,
only to read of a suicide and an acciden
tal drowning.
My blood seemed freezing. I threw
away the paper and took up a book,
was one of Poe's ; and though I was in
terested in the story 1 read, it filled my
mind with horrors.
The clock struck twelve 1
I went to the window again, to listen
for the last car, which ran througli the
next street. In a short time it came
lumbering along with its jingling bells.
Opposite our corner it halted, and a
man's step came ringing across the
block. It was he, of course, and I
started up to listen for the click of the
gate-latch. But the step went by !
Then a panic seized me. Then I
knew something dreadful had happened!
Perhaps lie had started for town and
walked off the bridge when it was open.
Many people had done so, and some laid
been drowned in this very city,
always in a hurry, too, and never waited
for a bridge if lie could run over.
But then lie could swim I
Yes ; but he might be strangled in the
first dash of that horrid liver and go
down like lead, as I had heard people did
sometimes! Or, if lie did swim, how
could he ever land ? Each side was a
high wall to the docks—nothing to climb
up hy, nothing hy which to hold on !
Perhaps he was there now, hanging
with the grasp of despair to some crack
in the wall! With the thought I sprang
to my feet. I walked the floor, cried,
and wrung my hands in my agony.
The clock struck one !
If not drowned, he might have fallen.
They were always fixing the streets some
where, and I often read of people falling
through and being hurt. In many
places the walks were quite high above
the ground, as the grade had been raised
and a fall through such a place was dan
gerous. Or, lie might have slipped on
the walk and fallen against the curb ;
and if somebody picked him up, he might
lie senseless and notable to tell his name!
He might be carried to the station-house
and lie for hours unknown! His clothes
were not marked. I could not think of
any way lie might be identified. He
might he suffering for care. He might
he lying on some hard bench, or he
might he lying under some sidewalk—
stunned, dying for want of care !
O God I liow could I stay there and
smother in the house and leave him out
to his fate ? The drops of agony stood
on my face. My fire was long dead, hut
I was burning with excitement.
The clock struck two !
With the sound came a cry of anguish.
Now I had done expecting him !
had never staid out so late—of
something had happened.
W hat should 1 do ? Should I rouse
the neighbors? AVhat should I say?
Where should I send them to look ?
Perhaps—oh! the dreadful thought would
come—perhaps he had been struck down
by a robber or garroted! Perhaps lie
lies cold and dead on a bench in a station
house ! Perhaps thrown into an alley,
out of sight I There may he life in him,
but if not helped, he will surety die
freeze 1
Perhaps—probably—I shall never see
him again alive. O Heaven ! can it be
that I am a widow now ? I believe that
thought brought a cry, for my baby woke
frightened. I soothed her to sleep,
though the blood seemed to dance
through my head, and I felt myself going
If so, what will become of us? Sup
posing I could get used to living without
1'™, how could I earn my bread ? Mv
health was delicate, and there was baby!
We had nothing hut John's salary
did not know liow to work. I could'not
teach. I had no father's house to go to
Horrible visions of suffering, of freezing
and starving came up before me ; of
He was
seeing baby pine away and die ; of com
ing at last to die in a garret myself.
There was a step at the door'I It was
his, and I sprang to open the door.
"Well, Nelly!" lie began gayly, but
quickly changed.
"Why, Nell! up and dressed? Haven't
you been to bed ?" and as he came to the
light and saw my face, he grew instantly
"My dear, what's the matter? Are
you sick ? Is baby-"
"Matter!" 1 gasped, leaning lielplt
and faint against the wall. "I thought
I was a widow !"
His sympathy vanished. He was
"Nonsense! You do make yourself
most absurdly miserable about nothing.
Now, I'll allow it's rather late to-night,
hut I'll tell you just how it was."
His annoyance lmd a strengthening
Eect on me. I gathered myself up and
sat down on a clmir.
"When I started for the lodge, I met a
country customer to whom I hope to sell
a large hill of lumber to-morrow. He
was coming for me to help him puss
away his evening. I turned and went
with h on down-town. We went to hear
a political speech at Bryan Hall, which
kept us until about eleven o'clock. When
we came out, he proposed to go into
Kingsley's and get a lunch before he
went to his hotel. There we met another
party, and before we knew it, it struck
twelve, and I kjiew the last car had gone.
When I did start for home, it was about
one. I found one bridge open and bro
ken, so I walked over to the next, and
found that one just opening. I stood
there while a dozen or so slow canal
boats were poled through, and hy that
time it was nearly two. I was the first
man over the bridge, and I walked
straight home.
"Now, liow foolish all your borrowed
trouble ! I supposed, of course, you'd go
to bed at ten o'clock, as you knew I
could come in with my night-key."
He was very much vexed and started
off to bed, hut I sat there a few minutes,
It was short, and the pang was sharp,
but it was a cure. I thought of his
pleasant, careless evening in contrast
with my hours of suffering. It had done
good—he was annoyed—and I felt
as it I had lived years of sorrow. Then
and there I made a vow, hy the memory
of that night, never, never to borrow a
moment's trouble.
And I never have. If he is out late,
and 4 begin to feel anxious, I remember
that night—I refuse to think of the pos
sibilities. I bury myself in a hook, if I
have one ; if not, I persistently think of
something else. I will not worry. I
will not suffer from any imaginary trou
ble. Time enough to suffer when the
trouble comes.
Years have rolled
Ile lias
often been out late, but never have I
suffered from any real trouble as X suf
fered that dreadful night from terrors of
my own imagination.
And lie lias always come safely home.
Results of Republican Administration.
It is well, now and then, to take ac
count of stock, in national as well as in
dividual affairs. And no fair-minded
man who will estimate, calmly and just
ly, the present condition of the country
will pretend to deny that it is otherwise
than prosperous. This prosperity is, un
der Providence, the result of Republican
rule. We have had practical possession
of the Government for twelve years.
With the aid of the loyal
have saved the Union from
ment. Carrying the burden of the war
and of necessary war measures, support
ing 1,000,000 soldiers in the field and an
immense and costly naval establishment,
the country, under Republican adminis
tration, was only momentarily arrested
in its career of prosperity. We have
been paying off the public debt at the
rate of $100,000,000 a year, and we have
within twejve years, covering the period
of contracting the debt and making pay
ments on account of it, doubled the
wealth of the nation. While our re
sources are multiplying at this unparal
leled rate, the whole national debt will
be redeemed and extinguished within
twenty years without an addition of a
dollar to the burdens of the people, if we
only continue in the present course,
ternal revenue taxes are being reduced
or entirely stricken off as respects most
of the taxable property of the country.
The taxes are now confined entirely to
wealth and luxuries. Whiskey and to
bacco pay the larger part ; wealth pays
the residue. Practically all the neces
saries of life are exempt. Meanwhile,
our manufactories have trebled, and our
resources are being developed and util
ized as never liefere. Agriculture, too,
especially in the Western States, lias
been stimulated into an enormous devel
opment within this period of twelve
years: our population has increased near
ly eight millions, notwithstanding 11
wasting war. I 11 a word, the people
have thrived—are thriving now. indus
try never had a better reward. Labor
never had shorter hours, and I letter
numeration. People of the laboring
class were never more contented and
happy. There are no idle looms—no
iron mills standing still,
er idle people than ever before.
people, we
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1 e
There are few
man who wants employment can easily
obtain it, at fair wages. Hundreds of
thousands who were in poverty twelve
years ago are living in comfortable cir
cumstances now, and some in affluence.
We have the best currency the country
ever lmd. We have passed from war to
peace without the crisis which croakers,
and even wise men have predicted.
Gold has come down from 190 above par
to an average of about 12 cents, and con
fidence anil stability mark all tlie great
business interests of the country. To
all this, it must be added, that a l'acifle
railroad already finished 1ms brought tlie
trade of China and Japan, across the
continent, hy our very doors ; that other
roads in progress will revolutionize the
commerce of the world, and possibly
transfer the seat of commercial empire
to our Atlantic sea-boaril.
This is hut a faint outline of the prog
ress of the country during the past
twelve years, and of its present prosper
ity. This is the account we render of
this period of Government. It shows
beyond all possibility of cavil that the
party which defended and maintained
the Union when assailed hy the most gi
gantic rebellion the world ever saw ; the
party which abolished slavery and gave
civil and political rights and
rights of tlie citizen to the freedmen ;
the party which built up what rebellion
had broken down ; the party which pro
tects and defends four millions and a
half of loyal colored citizens, assailed
and outraged hy Kn-Klux ruffians; the
party which 1ms dared to do justice, and
perseveres without flinching in doing
justice, 1ms alone done more to promote
the jieace and happiness, the prosiierity
and greatness of the nation, than all
other parties put together, which ever
had a place in American history. The
question of the hour is, "Do we want a
all the
change ?" Arc we sated with the sweets
of prosperity, and do we want a little of
the bitterness of adversity ? Have the
American people, indeed, a desire to
change, so restless that they are now
willing to exchange the best condition
they ever enjoyed for the uncertain and
doubtful, at best, and as far as human
wisdom can foresee, unfortunate condi
tion which change will bring. Arc We
to play the prodigal with our own pros
perity ? Are we to barter off our birth
right for a mess of pottage ? Patriotism
and individual interest—the memory of
the past and the hopes of the future, all
forbid. We cannot hope for a better
condition of things—we might have one
infinitely worse. We will choose, there
fore, as a Nation, as Maine, Vermont
and other individual States have already
chosen, to hold fast to that which is
good, running no risks incurring no
hazards in the vain hope of possibly im
proving a condition already unapproach
able in all the elements of genuine pros
perity.— Weekly Fretlonian.
No Favor to the Working Classes in Our
State Legislature.
The present State laws for the collec
tion of debts are unduly severe, and place
excessive hardship iqioii debtors. This
is especially true in reference to the
poorer class of the jieople, and the ear
nest complaints made at recent meetings
ofthelworkingmeu of Wilmington against
the o|ieratiou of the home attachment
law are grounded in good reason. This
law is perhaps the most unjust in its dis
criminations of all the statutes of the
kind, and it seems to have been framed
hy the Legislature—like many other laws
now upon our books—in total ignorance
and disregard of the interests of the '
dustrial classes.
Its discriminations we
may hereafter particularly point out.
Akin to this scandalous attachment
law is the lack of any exemption from
seizure. It lias become the settled
and approved principle in other States
to exempt from sale on execution a sum
not less than three hundred dollars, and
the humanity and genera! sound policy
of the law are universally conceded. But
the Legislature at Dover lias again and
again refused to enact such an exemption
for the State at large, and lias barely
permitted the retention of the Slot) ex
emption in New Castle county. This is
a second instance of the severe and un
fair countenance which that body lias
turned toward the laboring interests in
our population.
Besides these, the tax on the savings
in the Loan Associations is a crying
injustice enacted in the face of a strong
protest, and maintained most unfairly,
after this iniquity had been fully ex
plained to the Legislature, it is a third
instance, and not less flagrant in charac
ter, even if less important in degree.
Justice, in all these particulars, as well
as in others which we do not attempt to
take up in this article, demands a mate
rial amendment in the policy of the Leg
islature. it is evident that that policy
has been established and controlled, ei
ther without a just conception of the in
terests of the laboring masses'of tlie peo
ple, or in deliberate disregard of them.
In either case, new intelligence needs to
he given to the Legislature, and an in
fluence brought upon it to amend the
courses which now oppress and prey upon
our working people.— Umnmercia..
Ollt "liTlUHEN.
M. E. Church.— Morning Service, 10.30
Evening Service, 7.43 r. 51 . Sublmtk
Rev. D. C. Kidoway, Pastor.
M. E. Chapel Sabbath School, 2 p. 51.
Rev. W. \V. France, Siqit.
Text —Neither will I offer unto the Lonl mv
God that which cost 111 c iiolhiiig.-//Nh»i.xxiv.'.M.
David, king of Israel, lmd transgressed
God's command—had numbered the people—
and punishment speedily followed. But, in
answer to Ids supplication, tlie hand of the
angel of destruction hail been stayed e
while lie became visible "by the threshing
place of Arauimh," just without the city;
and now the penitent yet grateful king, at
the command of God's prophet, goes forth to
erect an altar and offer sacrifice on the very
spot where tlie angel had appeared—to build
a monument on the shore just where the lust
•wave of the rising tide of pestilence lmd
broken. Arauimh, with princely generosity,
offers him not only the ground a:, ......., ...
oxen and instruments for sacrifice and fuel.
David, rightly apprehending tlie principle
involved in sacrifice, answers in the language
of our text. The offering must be hi », and
must necessitate some expenditure in order
to satisfy his grateful heart.
That sacrifice forms an important part of
religious service, and is a favored means of
appeasing wrath and of propitiating God,
seems to be and to have been from the most
ancient times the belief of almost every
known nation. The lowest nation in the
scale of civilization, as well as the move ex
alted and enlightened of heathen peoples,
—tlie native of Central Africa, the savage of
tlie Islands of the Sea, as well us the Japan
ese, Chinese ami Hindoos—thus worship their
gods; ami tlie ancient Assyrian and Egyptian
worshipped God in sacrifice.
Tlie universality of such a practice, and
one so contrary to tlie dictates of reason, in
dicate, aside from tlie revelation of God's
written Word, that sacrifice has been estab
lished by G oil hiuiself as a duty of man to
Ins Creator.
But tlie plainer teachings of God place
this matter above all query. Abel sacrificed
to God and it was accepted; God "smelled
the savour" of Nouli's burnt offering andwas
appeased and entered into covenant witli his
servant; Jehovah himself instituted a ser
vice of sacrifice, gave most minute directions
ill relation to it, and established an order of
priests whose sole duty was to attend to tho
offerings and to present them to God. Our
Saviour himself crowned und closed the sys
tem when, at once "l'riest" amt "Lamb" he
offered Himself for the sins of a world. So
much then for sacrifice in general.
God has declared his proprietary right to
tile whole world and "all that therein is"
and as Creator, Preserver, King and God,
demands n recognition of his right hy the
very act of sacrifice.
A very important question in relation to
tlie amount to he sacrificed or tlie cost of the
offering is answered in our text—Offer not
that wliieli costs you naught: i. e., let your
gift be of sueli amount and character that it
shall affect you and cause some deprivation.
Sacrifice derives its value from two sources.
1st, It is an act of obedience to God's expli
cit command. 2d, The involved deprivation
is a proof of love to God—greater than for
tlie object given. The truth then is, that an
offering to God of that which remains after
the gratification of our appetites mid indul
gence in luxuries is no sacrifice at all. It is
no charity of you to the dog that he feeds
upon tlie crumbs that fall from your table:
no deed of love that from the drops that fall
from your overflowing glass tlie bird slakss
his thirst. Our Saviour in his comment on
tlie gift of tlie willow's mite, "Tills poor
widow hath cast more in than they all, for
ail they did east in of their abundance, hut
she did east in all she had" (Mark xll-42.),
lays it down as a principle that God judges a
mail's liberality rather by wliat is left than
by what is given.
A. M.
School, 2 p.m.
\ ell
Christ Church.— Morning Service, 10.30
A. m.; 3 o'clock p. m. Holy Days, 11 o'clock
A. m.. Sunday School, 2 p.m.
Rev. J. L. McKim, Pastor.
St. Paul's M. E. Church.— Morning Ser
vice, 10.30 a. m. Evening Service, 7.4ft p. m.
S. School, 2p.m. Rev. J. H. Holland, Pastor
Milford Presbyterian Church.— Morn
ing Service at 10.30 a. m. Evening Service,
7 p.m. Sabbath School, 2 r.M.

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