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t. # / MILFORD, DELAWARE, FRIDAY, JUNE 29, 1877. WHOLE NO. 692 VOL. XIV.—NO. 26. TRANSPORTATION LINES. J unction A Breakwater, Breakwater A Frnnkford,* Worce»ter;Ballroads, IN CONNECTION WITH THE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COMPANY Important Notice—Change of Time. and after Thursday, May. 31,1877, the trains ,111 bo run as follows, daily, except Sundays: JUNCTION AND BREAKWATER R. R. SOUTHWARD. NORTHWARD. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. 12 10 12 25 W 50 12 40 3 15 .... Harrington..... .Houston. ... .Milford. .Lincoln. .EUendalc. .Robbins. .Redden. 9 40 11 25 Georgetown. 9 13 10 58 9 05 1150 10 40 10 30 I i:. 11 30 1110 12 55 10 50 12 35 10 30 12 18 10 15 1158 10 05 11 48 1 00 128 4 08 1 30 4 20 1 45 4 50 2 15 5 20 224 5 30 2 33 5 45 II 33 11 Cool Spring ...Nassau.. ... Lewes... . 6 00 2 12 - 1;. BREAKWATER AND FRANKFORD, AND WORCESRER 4 BAltaOiMI. NORTHWARD. - t *UTttW ARD. 1 45 p.M. I Loave].. Georgetown [arrive] 11 80 a.m 2 29 " .Hillsboro. U 00 " .Dagsboro...10 81 " .Frankford .lo *° " .Solbyvllle.10 00 " ,8ho wells.. .Berlin. nco. 2 46 " . 2 55 " . 3 12 •» . 3 29 " . 3 51 " . 4 18 " . 4 33 " . 9 30 " .9 11 " .... 8 35 " .... 8 15 " fini:::::::: Snow 5 45 " .Girdletree. 7 15 " 6 00 " .Stockton. 7 05 " 6 15 " (Arrive.]..Franklin..[Leave.] 0 45 " Trains of Junction aud Breakwater Railroad make close connection at Georgetown. Dela ware, witli trains of Breakwater and Frank ord, and Worcester Railroads. At Stockton, which is near the lino between Maryland and Virginia, stages connect with these Railroads for Greenback, 3 miles distant, for Horntown, 7 miles distant, and Drummond town, 28 miles distant; and for towns all the way down the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Passengers from Delaware Railroad connect at Harrington at 12:03 P. M. with train making connection with Steamers for New York on Tuesdays, Thursdays aud Saturdays at 3 p. m. Steamer for Lewes leaves Pier 37, North River, New York, at 3 p. m. on Mondays, Wed nesdays aud Fridays. , At Harrington connection isrnado with trains North ana South on Delaware Railroad, by which the principal points on tho Peninsula may l»e reached by rail. At Berlin passengers can take tho Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad for Salisbury, Princess Anne, Crisflvld, and other points, also for Ocean City, on Sinepuxcnt Bay.. Freight not perishable received every day in the week excopt Sundays, for New York and all points east, west, north and south. Perishable Freight is received at all points tlie days the 8teamcrs leave Lewes, and is ne in Now York early the next morning. A. BROWN, Gen. Fr't & Pass. Ag't J. A B., B. F., and W. Railroads. THOMAS GROOM, Bnpt. J. A. B. R. R. J. \j. MAPES, Supt. B. A F., and W. Roads. 11. A. BOURNE, Gen. Supt. O. D. 8. 8. Co. «I Phila. Wilm. & Balt. R.R. DEL.DIlfISION TIME TABLE. Summer Arrangement. On and after Monday, May 4th, 1877, (Sun days excepted ) trains will leave as follows : NORTHWARD Puss. Pass. A. M. P. M. Mix'd P.M. 12 15 Deltnar. Laurel . Seaford .... Bridge ville Greenwood. Farmington Harrington Felton. Canterbury.6 37.1 45 Woodsido Wyoming Dov Moorton.7 08.. ..7 13.. ..7 00 .. ..7 20.. ..7 24.. ..7 31.. ..7 37.. ..7 54.. : ' 4 20 12 41 12 57 I r. I.', 1 07 I 17 I . 6 20 I -JO 6 03 0 33 1 40 6 25 « 32 « 41 ] 50 1 :.o 6 54 6 48 6 55. 2 OS 7 10 .2 19. . 7 BO 2 26 7 42 Branford. Smyrna.. Clayton . Green Spring Blackbird ... Townsend ... Middletown.. Mt. Pleasant. Kirkwood.... Rodney . Bear. State Road... Newcastle... Delaware Junction 8 42 Wilmington, arrive.8 50.4 20.10 27 Puiladclpliia, " 10 05.5 40. Baltimore, " 11 35. 7 50. .2 15. .2 87. .2 42. 8 18 8 06 ..2 50 ..2 59 8 45 3 10 3 26 !» 20 8 U2 3 37 :i 8 Ji .8 13. 3 19 H 21 .8 2 *. .8 52. 1 i-i Pass P. M, Mix'd A. M. Pass. A. M. SOL Til WARD 5 15 s no Philadelphia. Baltimore. Wilmington. Delaware Junction... New Castle. 5 25 State Road. Bear. Rod ne v . kirawood. Mt. Pleasant. Middletown. Townsend. Blackbird. Green Spring— C lav ton. Smyrna (arrive) Brentord. Moorton. Dover. Wyoming. W oodside. Canterbury. Felton. Harrington.9 00 Farmington Greenwood Bridgcville Seaford .... Laurel. Del mar. 3 00 7 00 6 30 5 00. . » 38. 9 n 6 i u . 9 51. .. 6 50 D 59 10 02 10 1C 6 07.10 18. 7 2C .10 35. .10 44. .10 49. 7 02 5 31 7 10 7 38 (1 23 7 48 . 7 r»a . 6 45. 10 3i 0 58 8 <M .11 03. .11 20. .11 C8. .11 14. .11 24. .11 31. .11 89. .11 44. .11 49. .12 03. .12 10 . .12 20 . . 8 06 7 20. > 12 8 19 7 38 8 31 7 37 8 37 8 4C 8 49 . 8 34. . 8 54 9 07 9 12. 12 :»| 0 H ..IS so.. .. 1 02 .. . 10 11 .. .10 3«.. .10 50.. 1 13 Tho mixed trains will ho run subject to de lays incident to freight business. 1 rains will stop only at stations where time is Riven. Mixed train north will stop at New Castle only to leave passengers from stations south. Smyrna branch trains—additional to those above, leave Smyrna for Clayton 10.45 A. M. 3.50 and 7.45 P. M. leave Clayton for Smyrna 7.25 A. M. 2.40, 4.15 and 8.10 P. M. to make connection with trains (north and south) from Clayton. Connections at Townsend, with Queen Anne's and Kent Ruilroad. At Clayton, with Mary land and Delaware Railroad and Kent county Railroad. At Harrington, with Junction und Breakwater Railroad. At Seaford, with Dor chester and Delaware Railroad. At Delmar, with Eastern Shore Railroad, and Wicomico ltd Poeomoko Ruilroad, II. F. Kenney, Supt. M IS CEL LA NEO VS. W. Wolf Pretty man, DEALER IN Domestic and Imported Segars ; ALSO, ON HAND THE BEST BRANDS O* CHEWING & SMOKING TOBACCO, WALNUT ST., (Opposite Lowery's Hotel) MILfOBD, DEL 6-30-Cm 49» Patronage solicited. ALEX. DEMPSTER, TAILOR and CLOTHIER. Having recovered my health I am now ready for business and will cut and make gentlemen's clothing in tho best stvlo and in a manner much suporior to tlie clothing turned out by the slopshops of the day. STORE ON WALNUT 8T., A few doors Nortli of the Iron Bridge. 14.y Peninsular Nurseries. ALL KINDS OF Fruit und Ornamental Trees, Also Cabbage, Tomato, Egg ami Pepper Plnuts Read; for Setting Out, Rose!« and ail tandi cf Green-House Plants. Office at Adkins 1 Grocery Store, and all orders left there will bejDromgt^r filled. 11 J. w. €. « B, milord, Del. CLAYTON HOUSE, CORNER OF FIFTH AND MARKET, AND EXTENDING TO KING ST„ Wilmin gton, De laware. , largo and commodious House, with every modern convenience. No effort will be spured to give satisfaction to all who may favor the CLAYTON with their patronage. Terms, $3 per day. ISAAC C. PYLE, 4-2-tf Proprietor. This A Singular Prophecy. attention to an editorial article published in the Inter Ocean October 23, 1876, entitled "Tho European War in Prophecy." and requested^! ta republica tion. We reproduce It below. The partial ful fillment of a part of the propheoy, and tre'pro spectivc fulfillment of at least a portion of the l'emalnder, is singular to say the least. Not tho least Interesting part of the article are the conclusions which were at the time drawn by the Inter Ocean ii\ reference to it. "Should his (Mr. Baldwin's) prognostications turn out to be true," says the article, " the efforts of the Eu ropean powers to patch up a piece will prove abor tive; the actual occupation of the revoltedprovinccs by Russian troops will take place. England will oppose the Czar's progress with a sudden and tre mendous onset ," etc., etc. Part of these conclusions are alrcnd verified, and the attitude of England indicates that tho course foreshadowed for her will also be ful filled. In spite of oui inorodulous smiles, we cannot fail, in view of what ha9 already trans pired, to read this sirffWilnr prophooy with in terest : A correspondent has called PllOrHKOY. THE EUROPEAN WAR The military struggle which seems about to commence between Turkey and Russia assumes additional aspects of Interest and importance from the consideration that many students of the Bible,Irrespective of denominational creeds regard tho war situation in Europe as begin ning tho luflllment of the prophecy given in the last six verses of the elevenl.li chapter of Daniel, in these words:. JV . ; . 40. And at the time of the end shall tBPklng of the south push at Moi; and tho king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, ami with many ships; and ho shall enter into the coun tries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41. Ho shall enter also into the glorious land and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape out of his hand even Kdotn and Moab, and tho chief of the children of Am n *42. * He shall stretch for his hand also upon tho countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape 43. But he shall h^ve power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the nrecious things of Egypt; and Che Libyans and the Ethio pians shall oe at his steps. 44. But tidings out of the cast and out pf the north shall trouble him; therefore he 0 forth with great fury to destroy,.and utl make away many. 45. And lie shall plant the tabernacles of his jxUaoe between tho seas in the glorious noly mountain; yet he shall come to Ills end, and none shall help him. A book out of print, entitled "Armageddon, or the United 8tates in Prophecy," written by the Rev. M. D. Baldwin, a Presbyterian minis ter, of Nashville, Tenn., then President of Soule Female College, but long deceased, was published in 1854. When the work appeared It attracted very wide attention. Among tho predictions was a bloody and furious war to be gin in 1881, and end war which exactly fulfills the term of tlie late rebellion, Johnston having surrendered to Sherman April 26, 1856,and thus terminated the array of arms. From this femarkable exposi tion of the prophetic parts of the Biblo so much os relates to the first four verses of our quotation from Daniel as follows: "And at tho time of tho end." This period to be that between the first and last end lngs of the three and a half times, or between 1776 and 1878, or betweert the 1,290 and 1,3% days. During this period this willful king was to come to his end, but. betöre his end, he was to engage in war for some outlying countries, and to be interrupted by two great powers, but was to conquer and prosper till the "lastend of tho indignation." As this was to be the great monarchy power represented by the Imago that was to be broken by tho stone (since it was Rome), it is evident that its liond must bo in Europe, ana must be tho empiro represented by the septimo-octavo head ot tho beast in Rev elation. Now, the * reut power * hich fills half of Europe and overshadows and controls the rest is the rising colossus,Russia; Russia, there fore, must bo the power intended as fulling in the holy mountain. Now, as Ezekiel, almost literally, describes Russia as falling mountains of Israel, in tho latter day, he furn ishes further evidence that the fourth king dom, in the time of tho end, was tobe resurrec ted In or by Russia. The willful kingdom an autocrat among nations, and so is the Rus sian kingdom. "The king of the south shall push or butt at him; and the king of tho north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships." The two kingdoms, under the names north and south, aro to bo identified by their relative P ositions to the Russian power,or toeach other. lie king, or kingdom, ot tho south would,very naturally, apply to Turkey, on the south of Russia; but as Turkey exists by the sufferunco France and England, it is possible that the two great Western powers, which hold to each other tho relation of north and south, may be Intended. At any rate,the southern king makes a short fight of it,if anything is to be understood by the figure of butting at tho willful king, or he brings on tho fight. The kingdoms of Syria and Eg\pt, culled the kingdoms of the and south, held about the same close relations to each other, and to Rome, tnat England and Franco do to each other and to Russia; only they were on the east of Rome, and the case is now Just reversed. The king of the north is Greut Britain. This is evident from its north ern position, as a great power, and from tho immense naval, as well as land, forces, it pos sesses. No nation but a very great one would attack the autocratic king; and no nation has such a navy us Britain. This north nation was to come like a whirlwind, with his greut naval indicated by ships," and "chariots, and horsemen." tuck was to be great and furious, but, finally, un8ueoessful: for the autocrat moves right to his purpose and more than galn9 it, accord ing to the prophet. "He shall enter into tho countries, and shall overflow, and pass over." Ilis entering tlie countries, intimates that this was his original design, in which ho hud been Interrupted by the two great powers that hud confederated against him. England and France, or England and Turkey, will unite Inst Russia. And it seems us if a considéra effort was to be made to check Russia's de signs, yot Russia is to take tho countries this side of the crossings, anil then to pass over into Asiu, it would seem. The word "overflow" sig great increase of his armies ami umphs. To "pass oyer" implies tho advance ment of conquest, by some great crossing, iuto a new scene of warfare. "He shall enter the glorious land." This at once reveals his advancement into Palestine, and shows that the passing over related to the conquest of Asia Minor, and tho Turkish Em 11 go ly to tho 117tli day of 1865—a copy I tin', Ml :th and land forces, which are "many The nifles tho tn pire generally. "Many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, oven Edom and Moab, and tlie chief of the Children of Am mon." This would litterally imply tho conquest ot a great portion of Asiatic Turkey, with some exceptions. These were conquests in, Asia. "lie shall stretch forth his hundalso upon tho countries, and tho land of Egypt shall not es cape." This expression implies the exertion of severe sovereignty. African countriesare here referred to. as Egypt is used as a speciflo for a _part of tho whole. "He shall rave power over the treasures of gold and sil ver.and over all the precious things of Egypt." "The Libyans and Ethiopians shall bo at his steps." Tills still further teaches tlie unlimited dominion over Africain the West and South. Thus having obtained nearly all Europe and Africa, bo becomes indomitable, and his empire almost limitless; it emulates old Rome, as the possessor of three continents. According to the views of Mr. Baldwin the accomplishment of Daniel's prophecy was to begin in 1876, continue through 1877, and ter minate before close of April, 1878. Should Ills prognostications turn out to bo true the near future will develop startling and profoundly interesting events. Iu that case the efforts of the European powers to patch up a peace will prove abortive; the actual occupation of the revolted provinces by Russian troops will tako place; England will opposo the Czar's progress with a sudden, tremendous onset in magnifl oont array, but without avail; Russian armies will victoriously cross tho Dardanelles into Turkey, making a conquest of the European portion first, then pour triumphantly into Asia Minor, reduce it to subjection, together with Egypt, Palestine, and some African countries besides. If Daniel's propheoy has been |ccu rately interpreted, Russia Is to beoornc tho au tocratic colossus among nations in the Old World within eighteen months from this date, and then precipitately tumble Into & vast and wonderful ruin. Our readers, with this pro phetic map of tho luture before them, will be able quickly to determine, by the concurrence or the divergence of approaching events, how much truth or falsity there is in our quoted exposition of scriptural dates and of occurrcn* ces foreordained. In these times of European upheaval and change, when diplomacy to baf fled and despairing, and when the strong at tentlon of two hemispheres to fixed upon the •lo term or a , Asia, warlike situation, any fact or even hypothesis bearing upon its aspects,from whatever source, must prove interesting.— Chicago Inter Ocean. An Hour With Scribner. Scribner's Magazine foi July is full of instruc tion and entertainment, a portion of which we transfer to our own columns that our readers may at least have a taste of Its excellence. It has an elaborate illustrated article on archery and archery clubs in which the whole art 19 discussed and tho formation of archery clubs recommended for ladles and gentlemen of leis ure; "Archery clubs of from seven to fifteen mem bers, both lautes and gentlemen, could bo formed all over the country more easily,at less expense, and with far better results than crick* et, croquet, ernlng such organizations should bo few and simple, not unlike those of riflo clubs. Prizes could bo offered, and medals of championship adopted. Onco brought into public notice and fairly established. no sport or game would be half so popular or permanent. It basin It all the elements of desirable nastime and recrea tion. Tho physical exercise is better than fencing, boxing or lifting; it has overy feature of an exciting competitive game, is attended with no danger, and "shows off" the human form to tho veiy best advantage—all its poses being tho860f grace, ease,and power combined. A lady who has made hersolt "handy" with the bow never looks so well as when in tho act of shooting. In England, archery lias long been cultivated by ladles and gentlemen, and es teemed a fit sport for the gentlest und most cultured clnsses." From an extended article on "Richmond clip the following article: The "Powhatan estate" was for two hundred years the property of tho Mayo family, and here as the story goes, John Howard Payne foil madly in love, when in Richmond, with Miss Maria Mayo, (afterward Mi's. General Winfield Scott) a famous richmond belle in her day,and remarkable for her wit and intelligencers well as for her extraordinary beauty. Poor Payne laid bis heart at her feet,but she is said to have toyed and coquetted with it, and then to bave flung it aside. When all hope of winning tho fair prize was abandoned,Payne wentto Europe where lie remained for nearly twenty years, and where he wrote his "Home, Sweet Home," which was first sung in his opera of "Clare," at London. This traditional incident in the life of Payne revives another (and one still cur rent in Richmond ) connected with General Scott. It Is said that when ho first addressed Miss Mayo,ho was only a captain in the regular army, and his suit was summarily dismissed. Afterward, when a major, he renewed tho prof fer of his hand, but with no bettor success. The third time ho wore the epaulet9 of a general, and these promptly secured his acceptance. When asked by one of her friends why she bad thus suddenly changed her mind, Miss Mayo is said to have replied : "In my estimation, there is a very decided difference between a captain, or even a major, and a general In the American army." From the editorial department wo select tho following on THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN POLITICS. "On behalf of the people ot the Union, who do the voting and have no political ambitions, we would like to speak a single word of warning to the marplots and tlie irreconcilables who opposo President Hayes. We are simply anx ious that Justice shall be done iu this country, and that peace and prosperity may follcfw consequences. Gen. Grant and his friends have bad eight years in which to accomplish the work of pacifying tlie South, and have failed. President Hayes lias announced and inaugu rated another policy, which promises success' and we propose to stand by him until he has had a fair chance. He is only to have half the time that was given to Gen. Grant,and he needs tlie popular support which wo propose to give him. Meantime, we propose to flglit and politically kill every man of you who tries to throw diffi culties in his way. Wo have no faith in your motives, wo have lost all confidence in your wisdom, we do not believe in your candor and disinterestedness ; we regard you as void of patriotism. The people are tired of discord. They intend that the policy of tho have a fair ehanco. They want peace. They want a reform ia the civil service, for they feel that mercenary politics have been a curse and a disgrace to them. They are, at least, not ready to join in any crusade against tlie policy of the President, until it lias had a fair chance to work out its results. Any politician, there fore, in any position, who undertakes a factious opposition to this policy in its initiatory stage, they will regard as a public enemy, on whom they will not besltate to w reak thoir revenge. It will bo a good plan for all tho domagogues to take a low seat for tho present, and keep their moutli9 shut,If they liavo any hope of a political life in tho years to come." From tho some department we have THE PAUPER POISON. "The spoils doctrine, as it has boon hold and practiced in party politics for tlie lust thirty years, 19 a pauper doctrine. It has grown out of tlie almost universal wish to get a living, or to get rich, at tho publie expense. To get a chance at tho publie money, men have been willing to sell tlielr Independence, to do the dirty work of ambitious politicians, and to be come morally debased to extent. Men bav e hung to corporations in the same way, and they cannot yet bo shaken off from them. To got something for nothing—to get something for less than it is worth—to get something \\ ithout paying for it its equivalent in good, honest work, especially if it could be taken from the government or a corporation— this has been the sliamorul greed of tho age,and it Is only pauperism. It coiuc9 from the genu ine poison. It is a direct and legitimate devel opment of the moral scrofula which taints tho blood of the country. Tho signs of the poison are everywhere. They are notably wherever there is a spirit of speculation. Wall street is the very puradlse ot pauperism—Its paradise or its hell,it matters little which. Wherever there is a man who Is getting something for nothing—receiving it, not as a dire necessity, but gladly and as a mat ter of policy—there Is a pauper. There are multitudes of churches that insist that their ministers shall be paupers. They never estab lish a thorough business relation between them selves and their teachers, but It is a gift by whatsoever the latter may be boneflttcd. Un happily, there are too many ministers who ac cept the position gladly. Of course there is a vital distinction between tlie gifts that flow toward a public teacher as manifestations of the popular affection, and gifts that aro doled out to him because it is thought that he needs them. The first but tho second cannot be received, in any case where the money has boon honestly earned, without the disgrace of tho recipient and tho moral damage of tho donor. But it happens that multitudes of ministers aie actually trained for pauperism. In a certain notablo theological school, which now contains one hundred and ten students, there are ninety yonng men who are receiving uid. What meth od is it possible to pursue with these sure to destroy tlioir independence and manli ness us this?" base-ball clubs. Tho rules gov since the war," administration shall utterly hopeless Who is not familiar with this venerable pro verb? What tongue, speaking English, has not uttered it hundreds of times ? Yet how many who U9e it could give an intelligent account of its origin? Masson, in Ills exhaustive Life of John Milton, oonneots Hobson's name with the great poet 1 because the latter w rote two humorous epl ho received with honor, so 'Hobson's Choice; This or Nothing." BY REV. DANIKL WI8E, D. D.. taphs upon him, and because lie evidently con sidered it worth while totally Inform the world who and what Hobson was. The story is an extraordinary one, and will interest every cur ious, inquiring reader. When Milton entered Uhrist's Church college at Cambridge, Thomas Hobson was eighty years old. His business was that of a "carrier" between that city and the Bull Inn. in Blsh opsgatc Street, London. Through the long period of sixty years he had driven his wain and horses every week between the two cities, carrying letters and perçois, and such chance passengers moving conveyance, speare's life," says Masson, "Hobson's cart bells had tinglod, Hobsoij himself riding in the cart or trudging by tho sWc of it along the Lon don and Cambridge roadi Ho had driven tho team chose to travel by such a slow "All through Shake a grown lad for Ills father before Shako Bpeare was born; and now, eighty years after Shakespeare's bones had been laid under tho pavement in Stratford Church, lie was still bale in his old vocation." But Hobson wus grca&r than his humble calling. He ter still, ho was highly and generally respect ed. His fortune had bcoh wnn, not by gamb ling speculations, but by honest thrift. Begin• nlng life with a snug little property, a carrier's wagon, eight team horses and a riding nag, he had, by prudent management, made himself of tho wealthiest oitlzens in Cambridge. He owned bouses and lairds. He was a a fanner, maltster and inn-keeper, as well as carrier. Ho had a a sharp eyo to perceive,and a quick hand to Improve opportunities for gaining money. Uenoe, says Steele, in the Spectator : "Being a man that saw where there might a good profit arise, though the dulled men overlooked It," and "observing that thejacholars of Cambridge rid hard," he had early begun to keep "a largo stook of horses with boots,bridles and whips, to rumlsh the gentlemen at once without going from college to college to borrow." The idea is common enough now, but wo owe tho conception of a 11 very stable to the inven tive Hobson, he being, says Masson "according to all tradition, the very first man" in Eng land, "who let out hackney horses." And it was to his unique method of conducting this then novel business, that our proverb. Ho kept forty good horsos al ways ready and fit for traveling, in bis spacious stable. But having a monopoly of tho business he managed It in tho imperious spirit, though not with the injustice, of a modern monopolist. Honest Hobson would deal fairly with both his horses and his customers. Each horse must be ridden in turn, and thq customer, whoever he might be, was obliged chanced to stand nearjbho stable door. Hence arose our proverb, "Robson's choice; this or nothing." The old a character. He was rich. Bet are indebted for tako the liorso that loved Ills beasts ami did not like to have them driven too hard or too fast* Hence, when some fast student mounted one of bis nags for a ride to London, he was in the habit of saying to him, "You will come time enough to London, young air,if you do not ride too fast." A sago bit of counsel|that, which many a col lego lad or youth of any class might profitably apply to his Journey through life. How much or how little Milton patronized old Hobson, either as an inn-keeper, carrier, or a letter-out of horses, we do not know. That he knew him, and felt kindly toward him. the epitaph quoted below abundantly prove,though its humorous cliuracter, wo think, proves also that ho did not cherish any very high regard for tho old man. Mew do not write jestingly about those whom they have been accustomed to think of with respectful affection. Hobson died six years after Milton took up his college residence in Cambridge. The cause of his death was as singular as his character. The plague which desolated Loudon in 1630 had compelled him to cease his weekly journeys, from spring to autumn. This long detention from duties which had become the joy of his life, worried him. He went moping about Cam bridge like one who had lost the thing he valued most. He could not reconcile himself to his circumstances. His spirits sunk lower aud lower, until about December, when tho abate ment of tho plague made it probable that he might soon be able to resume his accustomed Journeys, ho was unable to rally, but took to his bed and died. He left a handsome fortune, however, to his two surviving daughters—one of whom had married a baronet—and to his six grandchildren, besides legacies to bis native city,which,with his previous publie gifts, made him an object of lasting pride to its citizens. "At Cambridge," says Masson, "Hobson is still in a manner tho genius loci." We will quote the shorter of Milton's two epi taphs on this worthy, partly for the reader's amusement, and partly as an illustration of tho great poet s muse when In its lightest mood. "Hero Besold Hobson. Death has broko his girl, Ar.d here, alas! hath laid him In tho dirt; Or else, tho ways being foul, twenty to one He's here stuck in a slough and overthrown. 'Twas such a shifter that, if truth were known, Death was half glad when he had got him down, For he had any time this years full Dodged with him botwixl Cambridge and tho Bull; And, surely, death could never have prevailed, Had not his weekly course of carriage failed; , lately, finding him so long at home, And thinking now his journey's end whs come, Ami that he had taken up ills latest inn, In the kind offleo of a chamberlain Shewed him his room where he must lodge that night. Pulled otf ills boots, and took away light. If any ask for him, it shall be said, 'Hobson hath supped,anti's newly gone to bed!' " The Founders of the Society of the Jesuits. Ignatius Loyola, a young Spanish Knight of noble family, was born in 1491, ami so was eight years younger than Luther. He was a soldier in the army of Spain and was fighting In the Spanish army against varre, at tho ago of thirty, when his leg was shattered by a cannon ball. The one hope of the young knight was such a recovery as would lot him return to his soldier's life and pursue his knightly career. He submitted to two cruel operations in this hope, but alas, In vain. After racking torture and fever, which brought him near to the grave, he survived to find his con tracted limb still a bar to his hopes. As he lay upon his couch in pain and fever, ho changed tho scheme of his life. Ho resolved to become a soldier—a general—in another army, under a higher King, fighting for the cross. Legends of the saints inspired his Imagination with dreams still more romantic than the tales of knight errantry. In his delirium his fevered eye saw visious of the Virgin, aad thus he thought ho received divine commision to pursue his plan. He would be a true son of the Church,the sworn enemy of her enemies the heretics, Jews, or infidels. His creed should be the soldier's creed—obedience to superiors,bard endurance, aud dauntless courage. Tho holy saints of tho legends were his patterns. Ho prepared him self for his work, os they did, by fastings and the severest austerities. His food was bread and water and herbs, his girdle sometimes an iron chain, sometimes prickly briars, his work humble service of the lowest kind,such os dress ing the foulest wounds in the hospitals. Then he dwelt for a while in a cavern in solitudo,and fasted till he had communications with heaven, And now ho had perfected his plan—a soldier's plan—to found a religious army, porfeot In discipline, in every soldier of which should be absolute de votiou to one end,absolute obedience to his su. perlor, with no human ties to hinder and no objects to divert him from the service required. It was in fact lo be a new monastic order, and to be called the Society of Jesus. Francis Xavi kb .—There was a young Spanish noble at tho university in Paris namod Francis Xavier. While Loyola was studying at the university he came in contact with him He watched him, read his mind and character,and then set himself to work to make his own. insurrection In Na visions again, and fancied he Xavier sought fame and applause, and Just as he got it, Loyola would come in his way with the solemn question, "What shall it profit if a man gain the whole world and lose his own soul?" Loyola would help him to new tri umphs,but as often as they came would come to him again from Loyola the solemn question, "What shall it profit?" At last the proud spirit of the Spanish noble yielded to the spell. Xa vier became a disciple of Loyola ; rivaled him in austerities,and ere long became the mission ary of the Society, carrying his cross, his Bible, breviary and wallet to India and the Indian Isles, and even to Japan and China, till at last he laid down his life after eleven long years of horolc labor, stretched on the sand of the sea shore of a lonely island in the Chinese seas, willi his cross in his hand,tears of holy Joy in bis eyes, and uttering the words, "In Thee have I put my trust, let mo never be confounded." Of such stuff were the first Jesuits made—a type of human nature which, rising up as it did Just then, was of immense import to the future of the Catholic Church. It was in truth a re aotloa train tJ|c looseness both of morals and creod which had marked tho recent condition of tho Church. These men wore pious,earnest, and dovoted to the Church, because tlioir minds were cast in a mould which allowed them still to be lie ve in her pretentions. They had ull the piety, fervor, energy and boldness of the Prot estant Reformers, but their reform took an other direction. Instead of going back to St. Augustlno as their exponent of the Bible, they took St. Francis and the medircval saints as their models, and rested with absolute faith on the authority of the mediæval Church. To re form the Catholic Church to mediæval stand ards by the formation of a new monastic older, having for its cortier-stone the absolute render of free inquiry and free thought, and absolute obedience to supremo ecclesiastical authority—this was the project of Loyola. It was not abortive. Before its founder died he had succeeded in founding more than a hun dred Jesuit colleges or houses for training Jes uits, and an immenso number of educational establishments under their influence.— See bohm's Era of the Protestant Revolution. South Carolina and Wade Hampton. Governor Wade Hampton is Ju9t now tlie coming man of the South. Ho is, perhaps,a little over fifty years of age, a well-built, com pactly formed man, and looks tho soldier and the gentleman; ho has a remarkable power over men, as was shown during tho political contest, when nothing prevented the flow of blood but his personal magnetism. In ante bellum times he belonged to the old Whig party, and opposed nullification and secession, as long os there was any hope of staying the tide, and then like General Lee in Virginia,and others, he went with his State. lie seems to bo a sincere, earnest, honest man, the friend alike of both tho white and colored man, and fully bent on keeping, in spirit as well os letter, the pledges ho made, touching the treatment and rights of the colored people, 09 guaranteed by tho amended Constitution of the United States. In this, he is said to bo ahead of the most of his party, but if allowed to work out his own liu mane plan, he will secure great and bénéficient results to both races of his native State. Some attempts have been made in the Legislature to block his wheels, but so far he has proved him self to bo the master of tho situation. Time reotifle9 all things, and that alone will write the true history. Two very difficult problems themselves for solution ; these are the financial and the educational. The for tho credit of the State be kept up, meeting all her obligations, and yet the rate of taxation bo such 09 the people will bear without complaint? The eduoationul problem is, if possible, still more difficult of solution. It is a great step in advance for tlie late ruling classes to admit their obligations to educate in a limited degree, even,those who so recently were their property. But by tho logic of events, a great change is taking place in this same class; and now.undcr tho lead of Gov. Hampton,they seem about to take another step and declare for universal cd . ucatlon of both white and colored. Verily, tempora mutantur^et nos mutamer in illls. The education of the two races in tho same schools being simply an Impracticability, the Governor's plan is understood to bo as follows : For common school instruction, provide dupli cate schools of precisely tho same grade all over tho State; and for the higher education let the State provide and foster two institutions of equal grade and means. Under this plan the South Carolina University at Columbia will be devoted to the education of white young men ; and some other institutions will bo provided with equal means for the superior instruction of colored youth. Whether prehensive plan cun be realized remains to be seen; there is, however, a good degree of prom ise in that direction since Gov. II. seems thor oughly in earnest, and to supported by the con trolling minds of hto own party. present is, how can not lhi9 com Indians and Indian Schools.— The Chcro kces, who number about 18,000, huvo 74 neigh borhood schools, one high school for boys and one for girls,costing about $'5,000 each,with ac commodations tor 250 pupils, and an orphan asylum, where ISOof the 260 orphans are clothed, fed, and educated There to also n manuel labor school, and It 1ms a flno farm attached. The Cherokee-8 expend nearly $74,000 perannum for education. Most of their teachers arc na tives, graduates of their high schools or of schools in the States. The Creek population is 16,000,having 27 neighborhood schsols, two high schools, and The last Creek Council appropriated $6,000 lor an additional high school building for Creeks and $3,000 for a colored high school. The Choc taws number 17,005, have 52 neighborhood schools and fonr academics .one. tho Now. Hope Seminary, tor young ladies. The Chickasaws, with a population of 6,000, have 14 neighbor hood schools, and two excellent high schools. Tlie Seinlnoles, tho Sacs and Foxes, Oaagcs, Shawnecs, Pottawatomles, an«l other tribes, have excellent schools. Tho high schools aro all built of brick, substantial and permanent. Ail are free to Indians. All are full of pupils. English is the only language taught. There are at the present time over 50 young men and women being educated at the expense of the various nations in the States. At La Grange, Fulton, and Clinton, Mo. t they rank I11 deport ment and progress with tho first. Tlie sumc may be said of those in Illinois,Tennessee,Ohio, Georgia, Virginia, and Texas. Institute for young ladles. Education.— Superintendent Harrington, of Now-Bedford, at the recent meeting of tho Now- England school superintendents, argued that tho main dissatisfaction with the public schools arose from the grave error in the pub lic mind that the progress of education could be measured from hour to hour, and the twin error that any man who can hold a text-book and ask questions Is fit to be a school commit teeman. In the publio mind there was no rec ognition of the great science ot education. It was resolved by the meeting : That all school superintendents should, within their respect ive spheres of activity and influence, recom mend and promote instruction in the rnetrio system in all schools, both public and private; that all teachers should make themselves ac quainted with the system,and that they should as far as practicable give their pupils instruc tion in It whenever required or permitted so to do; that a knowledge of the system should be made a condition of admission to high schools colleges, and technical schools: that the sys tem should be tanght in all normal schools and schools for training teachers; that at all teach ers' institutes the importance and the best method of teaching the system should bo pre sented, that a knowledge of the system should be required of all teachers os a condition of their receiving a certificate of qualification for teach ing. RELIGIOUS. _ \ IHMEARIIRABLE LOVE. There's a wideness in God's mercy, Like the wideness of the There's a kindness ln IIis justice Which is more than liberty. For the love of God is broader Than the measure of man's mind; And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind. If our love were but more simple, We should take Him at His word; And our lives would be all sunshine In the sweetness of tbs Lord. The Church has been well said to he the world's Bible. If you would have men hear you, be sure to translate the Gospel Into your life. Put it in bold and burning letters; cap italize it. Your religion commends itself most,when your own life is irradiated and glorified by it. Men want to se# ÿoUr Gospel tested in your conduct and temper. They will not make great allowance for your sins; they ex pect the grace of God to eradicate sin, and to fill tlie soul overflowing with God. They want to see your face shine, to observe the kindling of hope, the radience, the glow of sacred joy. If Jesus puts his precious hand away back into the recesses of your spirit, and works a delicious wonder there, how will lie ever get the glory of it, unless you tell it. It is easy enougli to praise to the fullest extent, the works of men; but it is so difficult to get our tongues stretched to the utmost tension in sounding the full praises of Jesus and tell ing, not a part, but all of his marvellous works. Jesus said to the restored lunatic of the tombs, "Go and tell what great things the Lord hath done." Jesus does "great things" and they must have a great telling. The best evidence that you are a Chris tian is fouud in your spiritual state and tem per. You may perform many of the outward duties of religion, and yet not be genuinely religious. Religion lias its seat in the heart. It is a union of the soul witli God, a passing out of self and the world into the Divine. When onr nature is renewed by grace, it gravitates towards God; it grows like to Him, and longs to know Him more perfectly and to enjoy Him more completely. The soul is touched and charged with a heavenly mag netism, and trembles restlessly, like the mag netic needle, till it finds its polar cen tre and rest iu the Lord Jesus. If you are Christ's, you are attracted towards Christ, and find your supreme delight in nim. Come to me, Thou who hast the powerto save 1 My spirit quicken and restore; And let Thy smile shine out upon the wave That bears me to tho other shore! My God, since Thou my life and portion art, Since 1 have given unto Thee This too unfaithful, too unworthy heart, Comfort, sustuin, and strengthen me! My Father, turn not Thou away Thine eyes Of love, so holy, so divine; For heaven's supremest, purest pleasure lies In one sweet, single smile of Thine ! The doctrine of Christ exccedetli all the doctrines of holy men; and he that hath the Spirit, will find therein an hidden manna. But it falleth out, that many who often hear the Gospel of Christ, are yet but little affected, because they are void of the Spirit of Christ. But whosoever would fully and feelingly understand the words of Christ, must en deavor to conform his life wholly to the life of Christ. Wliat will it avail thee to dispute pro foundly of the Trinity, if thou be void of hu mility, and art thereby displeasing to the Trinity? Surely high words do not make a man holy and just; but a virtuous life mnketh him dear to God. I had rather feel compunction, than un derstand the definition thereof. If thou didst know the whole Bible by heart, and the sayings of all the philoso phers, wiiat would ail that profit thee with out the love of God, and without grace? The Devil up and down the earth, can see us at all times. He watches for our weak places, and for opportunities to get the power over us. When wcare off our guard, he will slip in. We are told in God's Word to be sober.be vigilant or watching, and resist him steadfast in the faith. We may have the vic tory over him if we look to Jesus. Jesus lias promised to come in and live in us, if we ask him; he is stronger than the Devil, and will keep him from getting any hold upon us. When Satan comes into our thoughts, Jesus will crowd him out. Jesus does not like anything that is unclean, ahd he will drive out of our hearts all that is sin ful or impure, if we let him do it. We must ask him and look to him all the time. He cannot live in us, if we are not pure. Pray that we all may bo made pure, and let us do all we can to make onrselves pure. We must help Jesus. There would be no use for us to ask him to cleanse our hearts, and then bring in a lot of rubbish^ We must watch and do nothing that is wrong. Think whether Jesus would be pleased witli what we do and say, and be sure to do nothing, or say nothing, or wear nothing that we would be ashamed of if he were hero witli us, in person. Vanity of vanities, and all is vanity, ex cept to love God, and to serve nim only. This is the highest wisdom, by contempt of the world to tend towards tho kiugdom of Heaven. Vanity therefore it is, to seek after perish ing riclie8, and to trust in them. It is also vanity to hunt after honors, and to climb to high degree. . It is vanity to follow the desires of the flesh, and to labor for that for which thou must afterwards suffer more grievous pun ishment. Vanity it is, to wish to live long, and to be careless to live well. It is vanity t* mind only tills present life, and not to foresee those things which are to come. It is vanity to set thy love on that which speedily passeth away, and not to hasten thither where everlasting joy abideth. Call often to mind that proverb, "That the eye is not satisfied witli seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing." Endeavor therefore to withdraw thy heart from the love of visible things, and turn thy self to tlie invisible. For they that follow their sensuality, do stain their own consciences, and lose the fa vor of God. 1 is to WIT AND HUMOR. lawyers More nice and subtle than those wire-drawers, Of equity and Justice, common lawyers; Who never end but always prune a salt, To make It boar the greater store of fruit. As laboring Porters their backs, lawyers hire out their tongues, A tongue to mire and gain acco9tum'd long, Grown quite insensible to right or wrong. We want our names written in a book of gold a9 one who love9 his fellow-men, but fruit-tree agents and men with new kinds of glue must steer clear of us just the same as if we were a whole cage of Bengal tigers with the hydrophobia. "I tell you, sir," said Dr. —- one morn ing, to the village apothecary, *'I tell you sir, the vox populi should not, must not, be disregarded." "What, Doctor!" exclaimed tho apothecary, rubbing his hands, "you don't say that's broken out In town, too, has it? Lord help us! what unhealthy times these are!" Ministers should remember that tlie weather is growing very warm, and tlie same congregation which sits delighted through two and one-half hours of a five-act comedy can't possibly endure more than twenty-five minutes of sermon and a three minuto prayer. There is a limit even to human endurance. their bandSfCriers their lungs, Rather Mixed.— A young man having been requested at a dinner to reply to the time-honored toast of "Woman" closed his remarks with the familiar quotation from Scott : "O woman, In thine hours of case. Uncertain, coy and hard to please." Here his memory failed him : but after a little hesitation he continued in triumph : "But seen too oft, familiar with her face. We first endure, then pity, then embrace." An Astonishing Translation. — The only equivalent in the Japanese language for the English word baptism or immersion is soaking. A ludicrous illustration of its application is the following from the Baptist translation of the Bible into Japanese, which that good orthodox, the Alliance , says great ly astonished the Japs: "In those days came John the soaker, preaching the soaking of repentance. Repent and be soaked every one of you." An Unpaid Debt.— A widow in Balti more put crape on her door. Tlie crape re mained there about a week before the land lord made bold to interrupt lier grief, and when he entered he found nothing there but the house. Her grief was so intense that she had inadvertently removed all tho furni ture. The debt of nature which had been paid was suppo9itiou9. The debt for rent remains uncancelled. And yet they say that women are not calculated for business. Popular suffrage lias been put to a singu lar test in a village of Awa, Japan. The neighborhood was harrnssed by a midnight robber, whom nobody could detect. The head of tho hamlet summoned the entire male population under his charge and direc ted every man to write the name of the per son whom he suspected and deposit the tick et in a box. Fifteen ballots bore the name of Abe Tanihei, the rest being blanks. The man whom everybody distrusted was so overcome with astonishment that he made full confession and went to prison. Never before in the history of popular government was a thief elected with such unanimity. In the House of Peers, during the exami nation of the magistrates of Edinburgh, touching the particulars of tlie Porteous Mob, in 1736, the Duke of Newcastle having asked the Provost with what kind of shot the town guard, commanded by Porteous, had loaded their muskets, received the unex pected reply, "Ou, just sio as ane shoots dukes and fools wi !" The answer was con sidered as a contempt of tlie House of Lords, and the poor Provost would have suffered from misconception of his patois, had not the Duke of Argyle (who must have been exceedingly amused) explained that the worthy chief magistrate's expression wnen rendered Into English meant to describe the shot used for ducks and icaterfoiel. As Good as He Gave.— "Speaking of shooting ducks," said Or. F., puts me in mind of tlie great storm that occurred when I lived on the island. As you are well aware, uur island was near Cisco Bay; an awful storm arose, and was so fierce that it drovo all the ducks in tlie bay into a pond, cover ing about an acre, near my house. In fact, so many ducks crowded into the pond that I could not see a drop of water." "Sho," said Smith, "didn't ye shoot any of 'em?" "That's what I was coming at. I went Into tlie house, got iny double-barreled shot gun and discharged both barrels right into the midst of them, but to my astonishment they arose in tile air leaving not a solitary duck on tho pond." "Good gracious! You don't say so," says Smith. "Didn't you have any shot in yer gun, or what in thunder was the matter?" "Well, I was coming to that," said Dr. F. "It astonished me at first, but as soon as tho ducks arose a few hundred yards In the air, and commenced to separate a little ducks be gan to drop, and whether you believe it or not, 1 picked up tweuty-nine barrels full,and it was a poor season for ducks, too. You see the ducks were wedgrd in solid on the pond, and when they arose they carried tlie dead ones in the air with them, and when they separated, down came twenty-nine bar rels of dead ducks." "Oh," says Smith, "I ffm not surprised at that at all, or of the big lot of ducks you bagged, for it was an awful storm. I re member it well, Doctor; I had at that time a corn barn full of corn; on the outside was a knot-hole ; anil during the storm the wind blew so fierce that it blew every ear of corn right through the knot-hole ; and the hole being just tlie size of a cob, the result was that it shelled every ear, leaving the corn in the barn, and the next morning I found my corn barn half full of shelled corn, and not a single cob. I hud a curiosity to know where tho cobs had gone. 1 went to the rear of the barn, and followed the line of these cobs over eleven miles and at a distance of five miles a large first growth pine tree stood In the track, and darn me If the wind didn't drive cobs in the treo from top to bottom. Oh, doctor, that was an awful storm." "Yes," sighed the doctor, "awful."