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THE WEEKLY TIMES.
AN INDEPENDENT PAPER. PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY MORNING J. L. GOOD. BOOTHE & GOOD, S. A. BOOTHE. Editors and Proprietors. SUBSCRIPTION PRICE: Mon tli h ■Vi:, Oil til R Single Copy... be obtained free of cliarg Sample Nnmliers cn upon application at tl OFFICE, No'. 404 MARKET STREET, I all comnmnlcatloiiHHbouUl 1 Entered at the Wilmington Poat.Offlco na aecond aUua mail matter. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28,1886. Senator Gray utters a specious cry for his party when he claims that it is opposed to all sumptuary laws, for a man of so great intelligence cannot really believe in such a sweeping * principle. We have an idea that his plea in this respect is made merely as a politician. Com mon sense should hav chance in this question, and not be entirely debarred. Some kind of law is evidently necessary to regu late the liquor traffic, and if sump tuary be that kind, surely it is not wrong, for there is no other alterna tive. Moral suu8ion is not sufficient. Shall the country continue in its present danger through rum, simply because we fail to agree on a techni cality ? The fallacy of following in that line is shown right in our midst. There were about 250 licenses granted in 1885 in this coun t}' yielding a revenue of some $25, 000. Now, the offset was as follows: The trial of Davis for killing Officer Peterson during a drunken fit cost $6,000 ; the trial of Becker for kill ing Horace L. McGinnis during a quarrel over whiskey, cost $4,000 ; the trial of the colored man Robin son, who, while under the influence of liquor, committed an awful crime, coutJfc9,00Q ; Thomas ^1. Robinson, of Rockland, was found beaten and dying at Fourth and Shipley streets, after a night's spree ; Patrick Coyle, after a two day's debauch, received that, although perhaps slight for a sober man, acted fatally on his debilitated system. This is but a hurried extract from memory running over a short period. To say nothing aliout the eost of per brought to the Almshouse and City Court through liquor, or the misery, vice and death generally un heard of. but caused by it, this is a terrible showing. Tim balance is largely against liquor in every way. One of the cases that early helped to give Senator Gray his position as the first criminal lawyer at the bar of this county was defending Thomas who had killed his wife while suffer ing from delirium tremens. He is certainly willing to take a great risk for the community in opposing anti liquor legislation. There is an ap palling list of murders, etc., in this vicinity in recent time through liquor beside the one given. Kett ner, tin* drunken saloon keeper, customer;, Croney killed Maguire on election day while heated witli liquor; the two Lists, who •e general imbibers, killed Taylor; Harrigan killed Shea, alter cxhilira tion from drink. Meagre as is the knowledge of rums work that comes to the front, is it not infinitely more than enough to demand any com mon-sense means that will save others from it ? little injuries killed M a. Walcott denies that his party is an inferior one. How, then, did it happen that the State Convention, knowing that a very large number of respectable Democrats were dis satisfied with their party's disinclin ation to entertain reform views, tircly ignored local afl'uirs as if it was a National Convention ? en When the Devil wants dirty work «lone, he usually selects those better than he ; hence the venerable Wil liam Bright presided [at the Opera House meeting to oppose reform. GreatBritain consumed last year •"$616,343,800 worth of liquors, beer, etc., an average of $102.50 for each family in the kingdom, and more then was spent for bread, butter and cheese. We wonder what per cent, of the misery among British work ingmen about which so much is said is due to facts like this. The Opera House programme facetiously says that half the pepper sold in Boston consists of "p's." We know places where half the pep per sold consists of ground cocoa nut shells. W E heartily thank The Morning News , Freie Presse , Daily Republi can , Every Evening , Sunday Star and Railroad and Steamboat Guide for their kind notices of The Times. HOW OTHER 3 SÎE US. The first number of The Weekly Times, published by S. A. Boothe and James L. Good, was issued yes terday morning. The paper is bright and newsy, and contains in teresting editorial comments upon current events. A very readable article is that devoted to Wilming ton's |mper-making industry, as is also "The City on a Hill," outlining the industrial advancement of Wil mington. It is independent in poli tics .—Sunday Star (Ind.) The new paper, The Weekly Times, makes its first appearance to day. This paper has a very nice make up, and its contents are volu minous and carefully selected. There is something for everybody's taste. The publishers and editors, Messrs. Boothe and Good, have had practice in journalism, and have both been engaged on The Morning News. They are well known for their fit ness for the work. We foretell a successful future for them .— Freie Presse (Ind.) Saturday, October 16. The first issue of The Weekly Times, to be published every Satur day morning by Boothe At Good, editors and proprietors, appeared this morning. It is a neat, live-col paper, and its price is one cent per copy, 50 cents per year. Politi cally it will support the Temperance Reform party, and, as well as we can Infer from its salutatory, it will limit the unins to home merchants and indus tries, and will exclude therefrom patent medicines and liquors. Both Messrs. Boothe and Good are young men who have done reportons 1 work on Wilmington dailies. — Every Evening (Ind.) of its advertising col The Weekly Times, published by Samuel A. Boothe and J. L. Good, made its first appearonce to the pub lic this morning. It is to be issued weekly, five columns to the page, and is very handsomely printed clean, white paper. It gives promise of being a vigorously conducted sheet, and its advertising patronage would indicate remunerative sup in charge port. The young have each had considerable practical newspaper work, experience which will be to their advantage. The paper is promised to be inde pendent in politics and shows its in dependence by supporting the Tem perance Reform ticket. The Re publican will be glad to see the suc cess of The Times. — Daily Republi can ( Rep.) The latest local journalistic ven ture is The Weekly Times, t.l»e first number of which appears this morn ing, under the editorship of S. A. Boothe and J. L. Good, who are the sole proprietors. If is a five-column folio, very neat in its typographical appearance and printed on line good advertising paper. It has patronage to start with, and con tains a large amount of local news and miscellaneous matter, the stand against inserting outside advertisements or those of patent medicines and saloons. In politics it is independent. It favors the election of the Temperance Reform candidates. Although the field of journalism seems pretty well tilled in this city, there is probably a niche for this sprightly candidate for favor. It has an air of candor and frankness that cannot fail to call forth the respect of those who do not agree with its opinions. The editors are well-known young men of the city. Mr. Good has l»een tor two years connected with Wilmington journalism .—Morning News (Rep.) It takes OPINION OF THE PRESS. This country can't be expected to send troops into either Ireland or Bulgaria with the Chester and Dela ware streams dyed in political gore. —Philadelphia Times (Ind.) The Knights of Labor teach the country a great lesson in pledging their officers of the general assem bly to total abstinence during their terms.— Manchester , N. H., Union (Dem.) The sentiment of the American public seems to be that neither the Democrats have sufficiently violated their pledges to deserve eviction, nor have the Republicans sufficiently re deemed their dubious past to earn re instatement. Mr. Blaine's rhetoric cannot change that opinion.— Lon don Times. The corroupt politics of the day has its centre in the lager beer sa loons. That is where the pot-house politicians gather, where the candi date sets up a keg for the crowd. Shut up the lager beer saloons and you have done three-fourths of what is necessary to purify the politics of the country.— Independent. The destruction of the town of Salisbury could not have taken place if the municipal authorities lmd been wise enough to establish a compe tent lire department. But Salis bury, like so many other Southern towns, is governed in about the same fashion as prevailed in the colonial times of a hundred years and more. It is a matter of wonder that even more towns in the South are not laid in ashes through the de plorable lack of public spirit in pro viding what is absolutely necessary to the safety and well-being of a community .—Philadelphia Kcening Bulletin (Rep.) The leaders of the Knights of La bor in this city doubtless know or at least ought to know better than we do what is best and wisest for the prosperity of their order, but we cannot help asking what is the ne cessity of such a parade as they in tend to make through the streets of Philadelphia next Saturday night. We do not beliéve that it will be particularly conducive to social order to have twenty thousand men on parade for the purpose, as we take it, of enforcing the "dignity of labor," and of showing the capital ists what a powerful organization they must deal witji. All this pub lic tomfoolery may be gratifying to the vainglorious/ leaders of the Knights of Labor, but it seems to us that there aro many more useful ends to which 'they could devote their time and iheir money than these public exhibitions of fuss and feathers .—Ph ilaâelphia Telegraph (Ind.) Oct. 19. We submit tln\t Mr. Biggs made a very unhappy application last even ing of the Bible story of the escape of the children of Israel through the Red sen and the destruction of the pursuing Egyptians. lie likened the Democratic party to the fleeing Hebrews with Mr. Biggs at their head at Moses, and the Temperance Reform party to the hosts of Pha raoh in their chariots; and he was quite confident that the waters of the sea would be rolled up "on the first Tuesday of November" for the ben efit of the frightened Hebrcw-Demo crats, and then would roll back again and drown all the Egyptian Temperance Reformers. One trou ble with this comparison is that Mr. Biggs is not Moses, and another is that there is too much fraud among the baggage of the Ilebrew-Dcmo crats to warrant the opiuion that Divine power will intervene in No vember or at any other time for their deliverance. But the main defect of the comparison is Mr. Biggs' tion that the Reformers can be in jured by cold water. Obviously it is their cold water and political re form principles that are threatening the Democrats, and if the ancient miracle is to lie repeated in Delaware on next election day we predict that Mr. Biggs will have to play the part of old Pluiroah himself.— The Morn ing News (Ilep.) Oct. 21. VOICE OF THE PiOPLE. The Taste for Reading. II for Tu K TlMKK. Wi One of the greatest blessings be stowed upon man is a taste for read ing. There is no stronger shield against discontentment, and tempta tion ; no source of purer happiness and it is a sure safeguard to virtue, if properly exercised. The selection of good books and proper digestion of the contents, tits the reader ior the society of the wisest, wittiest, most honorable and unselfish. The world can appear to him all he de sires. He can enjoy everything fiat's good and pure, and make those with whom he associates feel a loss at his absence. His character will assume a loftier and healthier tone by constant research and con versation upon moral and elevating subjects. Alas, too often persons allow idle moments to pass without improve ment, and exclaim : "I feel too tired to read this or that article to night." The time passes and also the thought, and thus they allow precious moments to go by w ithout improvement. The youth thus grows into mature manhood. He feels the need of information on sound topics, and looks back with a sigh upon lost opportunity. He then tries to improvo as best he can, but his efforts become irksome and he gives up in despair. When in the company of educated persons he is unable to take part in the conver sation and feels entirely out of place and thoughts of "what might have been" come back to him with double force. Parents and guardians should, for the sake of the rising generation, be stir themselves ; take an interest in their charges, and select for them books, papers and magazines that will enrich and elevate their minds to higher planes of usefulness. A love for reading has made men what training of schools has failed to ac complish, und many young men have thereby been saved from a life of profligacy and disgrace. THE WILMINGTON Commercial College, Fir cats, ami uml Mail open In li Hu ung en 'li nly froi g. Individual Instruct! rxvo Penman , Rapid aw, Practica fn ■ in n-liU Will IN T: it Hnokko pi iliicsa A rlt Tractl«al Spelling Bookkeeping and Business Ktlii E ■lui A Thorough Training School. ;y and speed. Amu Gives alertness, <y. Tiio Business Practice Department tual Bank. .lolili Houses. 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