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* d sur no a itvuAi.n l is published' 'in*. M i. -nra ever**ftonnu$,(Sunday s eteeptedi.a r.weSLi th-fity of Wilmington - d places for six cer"> P er week payable te the carriers. subscriptions, postage free, tb~« dollars per annum In advance. s.O'Brnifn Bros., Publishers, No. GOB Shipley Street WUmlmrton, Del. ro THE HERALD. WILMINGTON, DECEMBER 13,1875. L. M. CHASE A SON, are the authorized agents for the saleofthe Morning Herald In the city of New Castle, Del., and will al ways have them far sale at their store, on the arrival of the early freight train. Any person wishing to have the paper served at their house, can be accommodated by leav ing their names at the store of the Messrs. Chase. THE BEAM IN ITS OWN EYES. To the second assertion that "Sweden, second in Education, is more thoroughly debauehed than any other Christian coun try in the world," we need haidly present more than a precise denial. There are statistics that show any such a thing. The debauched nations are those of the South. Scandinavia's simplicity of life is proverb ial. What everybody knows we need not proceed to prove. If the Morning Herald believes its own assertion, let us see some . evidence of its truth.— Commercial. If the above paragraph is to be taken as a sample of the Commercial's education, or rather of its information, its readers 'will never be made much wiser than thev are. We will not use the Jenksonian ad jectives, which pock-ruark the leaders of the 'Commercial,' but accept the invitation to give some evidence of the truth of our charge against Sweden. We will not take ©nr facts from any other author of the de nomination the 'Commercial' miscalls "Romanists." Full many time has the "Commercial' fired off peppery:—some times ponderous sentences against the ill mannered people, who called its party— Radicals, Black Republicans, "etc. The beam is in its own eye now. But to Sweden. Open the New American Cyclopedia, arti cle Sweden, the following passage is to be found, relative to "Scandinavia's prover bial simplicity of life,' puts it. ''L uchastitv. or at least indifference to as our neighbor marital obligations prevailed to such an ex tent that in 1849, in Stockholm, the propor tion of illegitimate to legitimate births, as 1 to 1.27 in other towns, as 1 to a in the whole kingdom 1 to 111" This i- in the most favorable statement we can find in any work upon Sweden. Surely a writer ought to have looked into a Cv clopedii before venturing upon such a statement as we copy from the We beg to refer our neighbor to a Tour in Sweden comprising observation on the moral political and economical state of the Swedish nation, by Samuel Laing, Esq." it is a well known book, possibly in the Wilmington Library. Mr. Laing is a Sc*tell Presbyterian. On the moral condition of Sweden, Mr. Laing throws considerable light, He ob serves:— was re ini. t day ami the over the a ami the card, taken debt J "It is a singular and embarrassing fact that tbe Swedish nation, isolated from the mass of European people, and almost entire ly agricultural or pastoral, having, in about 3,000,000 of individuals, oniv 14,925 em ployed in manufactories, and these not gregated in one or two places, hut scattered among 2037 factories, having no great stand ing army, or navy. no extended commerce, no afflux of strangers, no considerable city but one, and having schools and universi ties iu a fair proportion, and a powerful and complete church establishment, undisturbed in its labours by sect or schism, is, notwith standing, in a more demoralized state than any nation in Europe,—more demoralized than any equal porlian of the dense facturing population ot Great Britain." "According to the official returns pub lish .1 in the Swedish State Gazette, in March, 1837, the number of persons prose cuted tor criminal offeuoee, before all the Swedish Courts in the year 1835, was 26, 275, of whom 21,262 were convicted, 4915 acquitted, and 98 remained under examina tion. In 1835 ron mauu the total population of Sweden was 2,983.144 individuals. In this year, therefore, 1 person of every 114 of the whole nation had been accused, and 1 in every 140 convicted of some criminal of fence. By the same official returns, it ap pear* that in the five years from 1830to 1834 inclusive, 1 person in every 49 of the inhab itants of the towns, and 1 in every 176 of the rural population, had, on been punished each year for criminal of fences. Id 1836 thenumberof persons tried for criminal offences in all the courts of the kingdom, was 26,925, of whom 22,292 were condemned, 36S8 acquitted, and 945 under trial or committal. The criminal lists of this year are stated to be unusually light, yet they give a result of 1 persan in H8J4 of the whole population accused, and 1 in about every 134 convicted of criminal offence: aud, taking the population of tin towns, and the rural population separately, 1 person iu every 46 individuals of the for mer, and 1 In every 174 of the latter, have been convicted within the year 1836 for criminal offence. There is no rebellion in the land, nor resistance to obnoxious lawo came as in Ireland to the tithe laws: nor are arti- Isng fleial offences created to any great extent by [servant Yet deeds even relief lower to not and an average. hr9 the mare. everv It "ho cum iuiqultoOf legislation, U with us, by the game l*we, and excise laws. Thee* are all sur- offence* Involving njbtal delinquency greater than the simple breach of a regulation or a conventional" law of the State." Among ,40,671 isolated rural inhabi tants of the island of Goethland In Sweden with 1 clergyman to every 438 individuals. The number convicted in 1817 was 147, or 1 in every 227 of the men, women and children on the island. "41 for crimes of great moral magnitude, and 5 for crimes equivalent to murder." The proportion of illegitimate births, according to Mr. Laing was: Stockholm population about twice that of Wilming ton, 1 to 2 3-10; Paris, 1 to 5; all Sweden, 1 to 14 ; London, 1 to 38. Figures do not bring home to'the imag ination the condition of a population so depraved as that of Sweden. Suppose one was to stand at the 'Commercial' corner, and be able to say from undeniable public returns—"one ont of every three persons passing me is on an average, the offspring of illicit intercourse, and one out of everv 49 has been convicted within the past no twelve months of some crime." We were in error in placing Prussia at the head of those nations, the greatest number ef whose citizens could read and write. A closer study of the question leads us to the conclusion that Denmark is first, Prussia second, and Sweedennext: of the latter Mr. Laing concludes after a most exhaustive statement that ''no other three millions of moral being in Europe appe» r to commit within n given s0 l*vge an amount of ©rime, and moral transgression." l'lie publication of Mr. Laing's book drew an answer from the Swedish govern ment, this was promptly answered by Mr. Laing, who took up the penal statistics for 1838, and conclusively sustained his state ment and following them, by fuller details showing that the proportion of criminals In that year was 1 in every 111, of the popu lation. That there were 147 divorces; 171: suicides; of the 2714 children born in Stockholm, 1577 were legitimate and 1137 illegitimate, making only a balance of 440 chaste mothers out of 2714, the proportion of illigitimate to legitimate children was not as 1 to 2 3-10 as formerly stated but hut as 1 to 1J The ' Commercial' is here presented with a sample of "Scandinavian simplicity." We intend to substantiate every one of the six points the 'Commer cial' affects to ridicule, and show that its editor writes in utter ignorance of the sub ject. As the 'Commercial' persists in quoting the! Herald as an enemy of education, we must again assure cur readers that we are warm, unflinching advocates, of edu cating every child in the land, in the best possible manner regardless of its cost, es eeming a good education, coupled withre ligious, moral, and industrial.training, a most inestimable blessing week In al on Any at leav coun The not some J. the to can try. one for as thev ad of our take de the ill The arti be to ex the we a in a THE long a ite No. ing day was I police about was his was friend t as A Workingman Speaks. ditor Herald: The President's Message is before the people who have carefully read it, and failed to find any recommendation therein tending to relieve the oppressed and over burdened masses, straggling wearily along, day after day, hoping some relief may be vouchsafed to them, to lift the incubus weighing so heavily upon their energies, ami once again revive the business of the country. Start anew the tpindletand loom, relight the furnaces now black and dismal looking as a threatening cloud, send again the white winged messengers of commerce over every sea, to all known ports, dis tributing tke surplus products of our land, increasing the receipts and enhancing values, thereby enabling the manufacturer, the agriculturist, and the laborer to obtain a more just compensation for their product ami labor. Daily the press announces to the public the failure of some well-known business firm, or publishes the sheriff's card, proclaiming that lie has seized and taken in execution, and will sell some poor human creature's little all, to satisfy debt created by the immense shrinkage in values brought about by the financial mis J on rated the and for trate was ly office. ed cluded please will and earthly the when dim when and when have Nile; shall even will legal as a ado A that persons ously, some ;n it came from kitchen range j.ist above, hav Isng been placed there over night by the [servant girl for kindlingjpurposes. management of the President's friends. Yet it is of more importance to the admin istration to areate and foment sectarian prejudices among the people and turn their attention away from the errors and miss deeds of the Republican party, than to even recommend to Congress measures of relief for financial embarrassment and business stagnation. TJia majority in the lower house may and will do all they to revive industries and interests, but not accomplish much, with the Executive and Senate opposed to,them, they ean can can, however, demonstrate to the people that hr9 *d is of more importance than church creeds, compulsory education, the Bible in the public schools, or the third term night mare. Ol'VERIEK. Wilmington, Del. Dec. 11th, 1875. It turns out that the Ohio aaloon keeper "ho retried the discovery of crude pvt lo cum in his cellar was deceived. The oil the all greater or a inhabi Sweden 147, and of crimes births, imag so one public everv past at and is of most r an Mr. for In 171: in 440 was but its we AN EXPLOSIVE MISSILE. A Secret Anti-Catholic Order Within the Repaklleaa Party. From the Boeton Herald Dee. 6. We do not by any means vouch for the authenticity of the letter published under telegraphic head, which purports to have been written to the Hon. J. G. Blaine on the 9th ultimo by J. T. Foster, Esq., editor of the Newark (N. J.) Courier. It came te us last night by telegraph from Augusta, Me., accompanied by the state ment that "it will appear this morning in the Maine Standard, a Democratic news paper published in that city. It is no dis paragement to the ex-Speaker of the House that such a letter has been sent to him, for a man is to be judged by what he writes himself rather than what is written to him ; but if the letter is really authentic, then it is evidence that there is an anti Catholic order within the Republican or ganization, and it enables us to account, by a more rational process than we have yet been able lo do, for the strange utter ances of General Grant in his recent speech at Des Moines, and the still stranger ones of Bishop Haven, in this city, yesterday, in which the revemed doctor nominatec General Grant for a third term upon a "No Popery platform." It is barely pos sible that "Sam" is to be aroused from bis long sleep to take a hand in the contest of 1876, ana that General Grant, as the letter suggests, counts on him as an "important factor" in his third term calculations. oar the are of can, to Special Dispatch to the Boston Herald. Augusta, Me, Dec. 8.—The Mai>ie Standard (Democratic) will [contain the following letter— Office of the "Evening 'Courier," Newark, N. J., Nov. 9.1875. -The Hon. J. G. Blaine— hi) Dear Sir:—Eighteen months ago I told you that you could have New Jersey in 1876. I wish now to em phasize that statement. All our people are for you, and we can carry the State beyond peradventure. Our danger is that the West will demand the nomiuation. This can also be averted, of course, by union of new England, the Middle States, and strong votes from the South. A po tent faction in our next convention will be the secret anti-Catholic order. Grant is a member of it, and it has a good deal of strength in Congress. I think you ought to go in. It can be arranged so that you can be initiated anywhere by ore person. The order is spreading widely. Mv obli gations do not permit me to sav more than this, except that Grant no doubt relies upon it to promote his aims. With wis dom at Washington and in the States have carried, we can surely hold the coun try. But to hold it for a haphazard didate is hardly worth the candle. For one of a vast multitude, T want to hold it for you. Yours very truly, John Y. Foster. Mr. Foster is editor of the Newark Erening Courier. is is cers into been ure in are at alone some go of was or them "Eh, cows, "Yes, hotel left ever body was shall nor of bread M rows, tery. we ean Turning tbe Tables. THE EDITOR OF THE 'MATRIMONIAL AD VERTI9ER" BEHIND THE BARS IN JER SEY CITY. A tall, [thin, dark-eyed German, with long black hair and the faintest shadow of a mustache, responded to the name ol "William Raich" in Justice Keese's Court, Jersey City, yesterday. In the witness stand he testified that he was the editor and proprietor of the Matrimonial Advertiser, published at No. 48 Chatham street, New York, and that on Friday last ite received a letter signed "Mrs. A. Wells, No. 188 Newark avenue, Jersey City," ask ing for information concerning the terms of advertising. "I enclosed a copy of the paper," he continued, "and on Wednes day I came over in response to another letter. I found Mrs. Wells in a room that was partly darkened. She said she widow, and she desired to get a husband. While I was conversing with her a stranger entered the room and begin assault upon me, attempting to steal mv pocket book, that was in my breast-pocket, failing in that, seized my watch and chain. I ran from the room and informed the police who arrested Mrs. Wells and the accomplice. Apgelina Wells is a beautiful woman of about thirty. She testified that the letter was not written by her; that she gave no inducement to Raich to call on her, and his conduct towards her was suchjthat she was compelled to call for help, and her friend responded. Ed war* as was a an J. Watson denied the assault on Raich, and liis testimony was corrobo rated by Jennie R, Wells,'a sister of the accused woman. Justice Keese, to the astonishment of the complainant, released Mrs. Wells and her confederate and held Raich for assault, and on an additional accusation of publishing an obscene periodical. Raich protested that there was nothing indecent his publication, and that he had printed for two'-ears unmolested. The magis trate was unrelenting, however, and Raich was locked up. The magistrate subsequent ly entertained tbe woman in his private office. His conduct is severely condemn ed by many who heard the testimony. The attorney in a Denver cow case con cluded bis argument as follows: "May it please your honor, this is a stupendous question. Its deceision by you. on this day will live injudicial history long after you and I shall have passed from this scene of earthly glory and sublunary vanity: when the tower of the Pisa shall be forgotten ; when Waterloo and Borodino shall grow dim in the cycles of receding centuries; when the name* of Eugene, Marlborough and Napoleo; re no longer remembered; when the pyra,, ids of the Pharaohs shall have crumbled inte dust; when the hippo potamus shall cease to inhabit its native Nile; when our own rock-ribbed territory shall no more grow 300 pound squashes— even then your ruling upon will slill survive in the antique volumes of legal lore as fresh, green ana imperishable as a Big Thompson grasshoper or a Color ado potato-bug," A coart in Indiana has recently decided that there is no limit to the number ot persons whom a girl may sue, simultane ously, for breach of promise. said in see fust mewl." , Leaves sively turned a kind nel which can A kissed bad was tho wound, also. ;n it ail As flowers Cal., them es their ers of fig county in the this demurrer PERSONAL AND PERTINENT. Within A flight employment — Cleaning win dow*. Where to go when short of money. Go to work. Never let your honest convictions be laughed down. Words, like sunbeams, burn deeper when condensed. Transported for life. The man who marries happily. The attempt to impart knowledge more clearly and fully our own. Rheumatism is always a joint affair, and yet there is only one party to it. The Russian Government owns 148 salt works, which produce annually about 400,-1 000 tons. the under to Blaine Esq., It from state in news dis House for writes to anti or have utter speech ones a pos bis of letter Twenty-five Sisters of Charity banished from Germany have settled at Washing ton, Iowa. The Belgians are the least litigious peo ple in the world, as it takes an average of 2,700 of them to support one lawyer. Speaking of a new club ''with home comforts," the Cincinnati Commercial asks, "Why not have a home with club com fort 8 ?" A lady of Guatamela has contributed to I the Chilian Exhibition a hat made out of the hair of her two daughters, for gen-1 tlemen's wear. j It is now announced on the best author ity that Miss Anna Dickinson will make her first debut at the Fifth avenue Theatre New York, soon after Christmas. The opinion that oranges can be raised profitably in Southern Georgia has been verified by Mrs. Lightsey, who has just gathered a full crop of the golden fruit. Thn African Repository states that since the close of the war 3,000 colored persons! have been sent to Liberia and established I there bv the American Colonization So ciety. . It is stated that several French prelates are advocating the claims to canonization of Queen Marie Antoinette. The Vati can, however, is not at present favorable to the idea. Mai>ie the Hon. have em State that by po be a of you wis For it After Liszt has risen from the piano it I is unfashionable to applaud. The etiquette I is to break the silence with a long, deep sigh, and "How grand !" spoken in an un-1 dertone of awe. When a Chinese bank fails, all the offi cers have their heads cut off and flung into a corner with the assetts; and it has been 500 years since there was a bank fail ure in that country. Out of 1,250,000 women in Great Britian I earning their own bread, there are 500,000 in business for themselves. Women there |.. are net satisfied to be shop-girls, but aim at keeping their own shows. Reports from various sections of the country lead to the conclusion that the poor-houses this winter are likely to be tilled with once beautiful and "educated" women who were never taught to use their hands or brains for useful purpose. This season the elements arejhaving full swing around the circle, floods in France, Switzerland, and Italy caused heavy damages last month. Paris alone had 100 chimneys blown down, and some of her streets dampened by the | Seine. Charivari tells of a negro named Domin go in one ot the French colonies, who, speaking of the advantages of the of the Christiau religion, said : "There was a time when I knew nothing of God or the devil, but now I know a>id love them both." Two bosoms with a single thought dis charged themselves of that thought follows: "Araminta,pet!" "What, Charles dear?" "What dreadful cows, lovev!" "Eh, sweetie?" J"I said, what dreadful cows, darling!" "Oh, did von, my own ?" "Yes, dtickey!" They say that Henry Brest, a cook at a hotel in Omaha, has recently had the mis fortune to lose an uncle in Germany, who left $80,000 in cash. Nobody' in Europe ever thinks of leaving a fortune to any body over here except to a cook, a washer woman, or a chambermaid. The Pennsylvania Legislature of 1774 was very particular, and accordingly "Resolved, That hereafter no member shall come into the chamber bare-footed, nor eat his bread and cheese on the steps of the capitol." Now men take their bread and butter in Legislatures. I Two children of J. B. Hicks, of Liberty M preserved, and surrounded with bows, ar rows, ears of corn, and specimens of pot-1 — tery. I we ean Storms and of ol the the of a of an a an That ar' patch of ground's mem'rible, said an Omaha man, pointing to a grave by itself outside of the town. "I reck- " in you'll know that, stranger, when vou see it again. The okupant of that was'the where fust man, Horns Greeley ever told to git ' West—likewise he was liung for stealin' a mewl." , „ , open Leaves of the pineapple, now being exten sively cultivated in the .East Indies, are turned to account by being converted into a kind of wadding which is used for up -1 bolstering instead of hair. A sort of flan- rt nel is also manufactured from them, from ^ which substantial waistcoats and shirts can be made. I A case is on record of a young lady who I ff , kissed the dead body of her father. She BES bad a little excoriation cn her lip, which was touched by the moisture on th P e lips of tho corpse; it soon inflamed with all the characteristics of a virulent dissection I - wound, and in a few davs she was a corpse also. The poison had' entered into the circulation of her blood. ail aug As late as the 5th of November the flowers in the gardens of Santa Barbara Cal., were of surpassing beautv. Among them were callas which measured 14 inch es across, fuchsias covering houses wth their plum-like branches, and passionflow ers of various kinds, besides lemon and ! fig trees in full bearing. In the same dm county is also the largest almond orchard Twenty in the world, containing 100,000 trees. | A TREMENDOUS CORNER —IK— win Go be deeper j who more affair, I 1 salt 400,-1 LADIES' 350 —more 350 NEW DESIGNSi RICHLY TRIMMED, FROM FIVE DOLLARS Up. Some for Less than the Cost of Material i NO CHARGE FOR TRIMMING AND MAKING. peo of home asks, com- JYeW Style \JYew Style to I JVetC Style out SHu1e> gen-1 " j EVERY LADV WILL HAVE ONE OF OUR HW mil I CLOAKS THIS YEAR. make been just I--— -—-^ MIN i"kT T A ~' I * m JM Jt~* Jim. So- " M. L LICHTENSTEIN, 226 ST. WILMINGTON DELAWARE. dec2.1in A DAMS & br othe* sn it I I t un-1 f/ T] w M J| I W |.. be | === I ^REMEMBER 303 MARKET ST., WILMINGTON. DEL. CALL AND EXAMINE Thomas Y. deNormandie. Goods •'&«! Description Hired for Weddings, Balls, Pie-nics, Sr. — S3 Mi •v i ;jl J, nn Hi iiiiii m H§ jp The Largest Slock in (he Stale at Greatly Reduced Prices! WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. ADAMS & BROTHER, IVo, GOO >1 it fleet Street, dec2-t dec25. HOLIDAYS! HOLIDAYS! ( Is o. H AT deNORM ANDIE'S, 302 MARKET STREET, WILMINGTON, The Most Beautiful Goods, OF EVERY DESCRIPTION, SUITABLE FOR H0LDAY AND WEDDING GIFTS THE BEST COLLECTION IN THE STATE! pi'ii I IT I kn,l !* i. ! |y; [ml, _dec7tjanl I RESTAURANTS. 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