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THE WEEKLY TIMES.
AN INDEPENDENT PAPER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING. J. L. GOOD.« S. A. BOOTHE. BOOTHE & GOOD, Editors and Proprietors. SUB8CKIPTION PRICE: BOC ith Slngio Copy thi lie obtained free of cha Sample N un open application at the OFFICE, No. 404 MARKET STREET, all communications should be the Wilmington rost Office Entered at class mail m SATURDAY,OCTOBER 1C, 188G. INTRODUCTORY. In introducing The Times to the people of Wilmington, we desire to touch first on the field for an addi tional newspaper. No doubt many persons will exclaim : " What, an other! Why, there are already too many." Successful public journals conservators of the peace as well as popular teachers, and we be lieve that the growing population of our city, now nearly 00,000, invites a fresh venture in that direction. risk, however, future Every step in life is and anticipations depend developements for realization. Time may disprove our present belief. Being only a little weekly visitor, we will not deign to compete with our big daily brothers in the pursuit of knowledge, but must content selves with humbly gathering the fragments, until, perforce, we shall be called higher. There are numer ous phases of hope and fear about which we would like to speak con fidingly, for breathing the health giving air of Brandywine hills, the infant sheet naturally takes a vigor ous interest in life. But modesty forbids, and we will, therefore, con fine ourselves to a few points. As may be seen by the advertising col umns, our first efforts have been orowned with financial success. The class or advertisers is what this youngster is kicking up his heels about as much as any thing else. Not a name appears from outside of Wil mington. John Wanamaker, Sharp less & Sons, Strawbridge & Clothier and Cooper «fc Conard good people for Philadelphians to deal with, but the stores of Crosby & Hill, S. H. Staats, Crippen A Riggs, Rumford Brothers, William Alscntzer and many others in this city, are the places for Wilming tonians to patronize. Away with the one-horse policy of buying in Phila delphia when large stocks at the lowest prices await purchasers at home. There is not a patent medi cine advertisement in any of these columns. We believe that in the matter of medicine-taking, the world would do well to go back about a century. There are to-day myriads of "wonderful discoveries" for the procurement of health and perpetuation of life, and yet it can be shown that more injury than ben efit is the result. Beside this, the most disreputable sort of language is set before the public in describing the uses of some of them. Wilming ton's pick are perfectly safe in the hands of such men as Drs. Bush, Harlan, Draper, Bullock, Grimshaw, Maull, Shortlidge, Pyle, Hughes, Lukens, Tomlinson, Dravo, Cooper, Cantwell, Snitchcr and Parm. Ad very vertisement of liquor are also omitted because we have concluded that the saloon is of no use, but trouble. We confess to deal of re than a little trepidation ing the subject of politics. Times is to be independent in every thing. But it is not for those born i -hen approach The easy task the very mid9t of Jeffersonian simplicity and with pocket editions of the constitution in their mouths, as it were, to turn away from the once grand old Dem ocratic party, even if only for a State and local campaign. Yet such a course seems the proper one for every free Delawarean at this time. No one will ask why at so late a day. The frauds perpetrated at the nomi nation election for delegates to the convention that named Biggs and Penington, and the summary man ner in which certified members of that body were "bounced, forgotten. Neither are the irregu larities at the nomination for candi dates for Sheriff and Coroner that, at the time, made decent men heart sick. The immense overissue of bal lots upon the nomination of James W. Ware for Representative was a fitting climax to the series of farces. Wo particularly regret the necessity of repudiating the nomination of George T. Barnhill, for Coroner, among others. An honest man and useful citizen, he deserves better than the fate that is fast driving his party to perdition. This is a ques tion of principles, not the platform upon which to elect a Governor and a Congressman 1 Bet ter had it never been born, for it is a standing rebuke. The citizens of the State from one end to the other crying for relief from antiquated and unwholesome laws, and not uttered in their behalf. As earl}' as two months before, the Temperance Reform Party adopted and threw broad cast over the commonwealth a not . And word Declaration of Principles that enough to set the later convention to thinking, coming, ns it did, from an influential body of honest Demo crats and Republicans. But that work still stands alone ns represent ing true expression of the people's will and hope for the future. There is no dispute in regard to this plat form. Rocks upon which there might have been a split are not there, nor is a radical demand of any kind made. The settlement of the liquor question is left to a vote of the people, and the other planks call for reforms of vital meaning to a vast majority of the State's inhabi tants. Oh, that we might each one cherish alike the immortal sentiment: Let not lightly fall Beyond recall The printed scroll a breath may float; The crowning fact, The kingliest act of Freedom Is the freeman*-« vote. In all that shall characterize our communion with the public, would convey a deep feeling of re sponsibility. To the careless man there are few positions capable of greater destructive power than that of a journalist—the judicious, con scientious writer finds endless portunity for helping upward and onward. W'C op The Philadelphia Sunday Despatch a few issues back, "went wild" to the extent of a column over the life of a said to have died at the remark able age of 144 years. Wilmington can beat that. Adam and Eve live side by side on West Eighth street, near Monroe, in perfect harmony. This is a fact. It is pleasure to note that the affairs of The Freie Presse have fal len into hands that will creditably fill the position formerly occupied by Franz Scheu. Its circulation is increasing ; the advertising columns present and the other make up shows com petent management. A supplement has been necessary twice three weeks. inspiring appearance, vithin We believe that the election of sincere men with courage enough to leave their party is more conducive to the perpetuation of free govern ment than the continued reign of a line of office-holders and office-seek ers. WE solicit correspondence from all ov friends to please remember that "brevity is the soul of wit." the State, but ask OPINION OF THE PRESS. Atlanta has received too much benefits from its Prohibition laws to vote hastily against it_ Philadel yhia Evening Telegraph, (Ind.) Christopher Columbus discovered America three hundred and ninety four years ago to-day. If Chris »topher could look in on Ne York, with its Boodle aldermen, and Can ada, with its fugitive swindlers, he would be amazed and ashamed at some of the results of his enterprise. —Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, (Rep.) October 12. Should Europe, on account of war, or for any other cause, want an extra supply of breadstufi's this sea tins will be the country to apply to. We have the promise of a hun dred million bushels more wheat this than last, while the corn crop will probably amount to 1,(550,000,000 bushels.— Baltimore American (Rep.) V much as The Weekly Times will make its bow on Saturday, October 1(5. It will be a twenty column paper. The editors and proprietors, S. A. Boothe and James L. Good, have both had considerable experience in the newspaper business in this city, and are fully qualified to undertake the publication of the paper they propose to issue. It will be their aim to devote space to a different class of literature from that touched by the weekly papers already pub lished here. They are sober, indus trious and enterprising y g men, and there is no 'doubt but they will succeed. They have our best wishes. —Steamboat and llailway Guide. The saloon is the great menacing danger of this country. It not only blights individuals and destroys do mestic happiness, but lias more to do with creating labor disturbances than any other cause. Abolish the saloon, and let the wages of labor now spent at the bar go for legiti mate family expenses and the cry of poverty and want would soon cease, taxes for maintaining criminals in idleness and relieving rum-made paupers of want would grow beauti fully less. Thus the question is, will the old Republican party strike for the abolition of the saloon and the consequent settlement of the la bor issue, and the matters that refer directly to saving of men and the amelioration of the suffering occa sioned by rum ? This question has both a moral and an economic aspect. It is upon the moral that the Prohibitionists chiefly dwell, and in this they show their appre ciation of the fact that no party can mpke headway unless it has for its object the right settlement of some question of moral import. Standing upon the eternal principle that no one man has the vices of another man to the de struction of t Yrtenrörthe iglit to minister to and the detri community, they have a cause which the sober second thought of the plain people will ap prove, and round which they will rally. It is in the air. Its defend ers are everywhere. The press is full of their doings. The saloon power has become alarmed. The people are being waked up by such agitators as the Women's Christian Temperance Union furnishes in its own membership—Miss Willard, Mrs. Foster, Mrs. Livermore, Miss Tobey, and scores of others imbued through and through with the spirit of the cause,—and such men as it can call to its aid. There can be no doubt that the cause is marching on. It is coming to be the main issue in polities. It is the line upon which men are going to divide. The old parties cannot ignore it, if they so wish. If old leaders do not rise to the occasion, new ones with fire and enthusiasm will be found, and the men who now dominate will have to stand back.— Greenfield , Mass., Ga zette and Courier, (Rep). VOICE OF THE P-OPLE. A Good Suggestion. To the Editors of The Times : Sir:— While passing along West Third street, between Madison and Monroe, a few evenings ago, I noticed a little boy playing near the sewer. He was stand ing in the gutter near an opening letting into the sewer. It would have easily admitted his body and a misstep w'ould have sealed his doom. Now, I don't know whether there is a law regulating the matter, hut it seems to me that the city should put gratings at these places and thus prevent, perhaps, loss of life. Observer. Wilmington, October 10,1S8G. . Character. frltteri for Ti There is no subject so generally mis understood as that of character, repu tation very often taking its place in the estimation of the world. Indeed, if character and reputation were allowed their proper positions, many who are in high places would descend, and multi tudes nf the lowly would be raised. Character is true ; reputation may he false. Character comes from within ; reputation is only Character is what a the outside. ru» is; reputation, what he seems. There exists no more timely subject to-day than the head line of these thoughts, for few thimrsso prominently assert themselves in every part of social end political life as the desire for gain to the exclusion of proper consideration of character. "Will it pay?" seems to be the great thought of the masses, and financial re muneration their guiding star. And yet, history narrows down in this re spect to the undeniable fact that a good character has ever been most valuable of all the considerations of life. Proof of this is as easily distinguished in the rise and fall of governments as in the success and failure of individuals. A bad character, combined with vast estate, may give years of physical pleas ure and apparent happiness- But there is no sure foundation or vitality to such existence, and whatever benefit it has is only temporary. The source of that life which has always stood the test of time, bequeathing real happi from generation to generation is a good character--virtue and truth, and it is as truly beyond gold and silver in its worth as it is unpurchasable. J. Get "The Times'.' for Nothing. The first number of The Times will be given away to-day by Frist & Davis, No. 313 Market street; E. S. R. Butler & Son, No. 420 Market street; M. McEvilly, No. 201^ West Second street ; William Gosnell, northwest- corner of Tenth and Orange streets, and It. I). Mc Elmoyle, No. 2125 Market street, and hereafter he for sale by the per sons named every Saturday morn ing. Three thousand copies will be distributed to-day. 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