Newspaper of Peninsular News, May 26, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of Peninsular News dated May 26, 1876 Page 1
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1\l v*. * m itf it, u. 5 /tv ^ '•'V H ^KVV ULG V / ;rr *' * y+i' #?r3 V S ') > v Ä" V f 3 ♦ ♦ . : t & •> ( « Cr! ft n f A 1 / i-;». 'T /, - 4 i *-.., I i - r— MILFORD, DELAWARE, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1876. YOL. XIII.—NO. 22.... WHOLE NO. 635 A. DfJlKCTOKl . unction A Break u nter. Break u nter A Frank lord, A Worcester liai I roads IN CONNECTION WITH TIIE OLD DOMINION STEAMSHIP COMPANY Important Xotlee—Gluing© of Time. J On ami after Monday, May 8, 1876, the trains will bo ran us follows, dully, except Sundays : KAKWATKR R. R. SOUTHWARD. Mail. Mixed. JUNCTION NORTHWARD. Mixed. Mail. 6 50 a.m. 12 05 a.m. Harrington 12 20 ... .Houston... ....Milford.. — Lincoln... . ..KllemJale.. _Robbins... ....Redden... . . George towr .. .Harbcson. ..Cool Spring .Nassau... .Lewes... 80 U 87 11 55 11 45 11 27 II 12 11 00 11 00 10 45 19 24 10 18 10 00 10 00 I I u !.. 8 00 12 6.» 3 15 1 10 8 45 1 16 3 55 1 22 4 05 1 32 1 30 1 56 4 56 2 06 5 06 2 16 5 18 2 26 5 30 i.-, 5 58 5 50 5 42 4 58 I .VI 4 40 I .in BREAKWATER AND FRANKFORD, AND WORCKSREU RAILROADS. SOUTHWARD. ffORTHW \i:n. 1 25 p.m. [Leave]..Georgetown[arrive] 10 35 2 05 " .MilUboro.0 55 Dugsboro. Frank ford Selbvvlllc. Sho wells.. Rerlln. » Snow Girdletree Stockton.. .M » a5 " 0 25 " .9 05 " 8 45 " 8 25 " 7 55 " 7 35 " 7 *20 « 6 45 " 2 25 " 2 33 " 2 50 •» 3 10 " 3 30 " 4 00 " 4 20 " 4 35 " ö 00 " 5 15 " 5 80 " [Arrive.]..Frunklin..[Leave.] 0 13 " jonco fiiii Trains of Junction ami Breakwater Railroad innke oloso connection at Georgetown. Dela ware, with trains of Rreukwater und Frank lord, and Worcester Railroads. No change of Cars between Harrington, Del aware, and Franklin, on Uliincoteaguc Ray, in Aceomac County, Vit. F isscngers taking this route will find comfortable curs and accommo dating Conductors. Tlio line steamer "Alice," ander tlie munnge SCnofleld, leaves Franklin on Harrington, taking pas a. iiitowx, Gen. Fr't a Pass. Ag't j. & r., B. *»L!?Bou'lw8. r SS!'s.Tpt.'d I>.s. S.'cu. .TT MAPE® Sup«'. S Æ L? l m 3 on ....2 35 s no mont of Uly arrival of train fr ««'«leers and freight for (Jhlncoteugue, return ing next morning to connect with train leaving Frunklin at 6.15 a. m. Steamer Alice will make regular trips down the Eastern Shore of Virginia, south of Chincotcague. At Stockton, which Is near the lino bet ween Maryland und Virginia, stages connect with these Railroads for Greenback, 3 miles distant, for llorntown, 7 miles distant, and Drummond town, 23 miles distant; and for-towns all the wav down the Eastern Shore of Virginia. At Snow Hill, on Monday ami Thursday of each week, the stenmer "Tangier" will take passengers und freight for Hancock, Hungers, Grisli eld and Baltimore. Passengers from Delaware Railroad connect at Harrington at 12:20 P. 5Lwith train making connection with Steamers for New York Tuesdays and Fridays of each week. above, including the train 2:30 p. m., connect at .. _ riniivs of each w • York that leave at 4 P. Trains running leaving Harrington at Tuesdays and F with Steamers for New .... M., having good accommodations tor freight and passengers. Rat es of freight and fare very Trains connect In the morning at Lowes, Del aware, for nil points namod above,on Tuesdays and Fridays with Steamers that left New* York at 4 P. M. the day before. At commencement of berry season Steam ers will make tri-weekly trips between Lewes and New York, of which farther notice will lie k At Harrington connection is made with t rains North ami South on Delaware Railroad, by which tho principal points on the Peninsula may he reached by rail. At Berlin passengers can take the Wicomico and Pocomoke Railroad for Salisbury, Princess Anne, Crlsfleld, and other points, also for Ocean City, on Sinenuxont Bay. Freight not perishable is received every day in tho week except fcunduys, for New York ami „ 49 all points east, west, north and south. Perishable Freight is received at all points on the days the Steamers leave Lewes, und is duo la Now York early tho next morning. f Lune Phila. Wilm. & Balt. R.R. DEL.DIVISION TIME TABLE. Summer Arrangement. On and after Monday, May 8th, 1870, Passenger Trains on Delaware Division will leave ns follows, ( Sundays excepted ) : Pans. Pass. Mix'd. Pass A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. . .5 50 .6 02 ..6 17 NORTHWARD. 12 15.... 1 00 12 35 ...1 12 1 03.... 1 27 Delmnr_ Laurel. Seaford .... 11 ridge ville Greenwood Fanningtc Harrington Felton. Canterbury Woodsiclo.. Wyoming... 1 33 42 *. 3 1 5 I •2 (12 2 0 H 51 2 29....2 13 2 51....2 25 2 59....2 30 7 13 7 18 7 23 5 50.... 3 25 B 1 II i 00 .7 37. Dover. 3 03 3 59 4 11 6 10 6 16 Moorton. Bren ford. 1 Smyrna. 'l Clayton. # Green Spring. I Blackbird. ' Townsend. Middletown. Mt. Pleasant. Kirkwood. Rodney . Rear. State Road. Newcastle. Delaware Junction Wilmington, arrive.9 25 Philadelphia, " 10 45, Baltimore. " 3 10 7 40.... 6 00 8 00.... 6 25.... 4 26....3 20 .... 6 31.... 4 85....3 25 .... 6 40.... 4 47....3 33 8 16.... 0 47_4 69....8 42 7 07.... 5 25....3 69 8 33 4 09 7 18 4 19 ft 65. 7 30 4 21 7 32 4 30 7 42 4 33 7 45 .4 42 7 55 9 08. 5 "ii . 8 15.... 7 00 8 50....« 15 ....11 10.... 9 50....8 10 Mix'd Pass. Pass. Pass P. M. A. M. P. M. P. M 5 15....6 15 9 35 SOUTHWARD. 11 30... 8 00. Philadelphia. Baltimore.... , 7 00.... 7 00....3 00.... , 1*2 65.... 9 30....0 20 .... 7 10 Wilmington. Delaware Junction New Castle. State Road. Bear. Rodnev . Kirkwood. Mt. Pleasant. Middletown. Townsend. Blackbird. Grc 9 40 .6 38 30.... 9 5: 8 01 9 64 10 03 10 06 10 14 10 24 10 42 10 52 10 57 11 05 " 15 8 24 2 05. 8 34 2 19 •24....S 53 - o 57 9 OS 3 00 9 HI 3 15 Spring... Ulavton. Smyrna ( arrive ) Bren tord . Moorton. Dover.. Wyoming. Woodsidu. Canterbury. Felton. Harrington. Farmington. Greenwood. Bridgovllle. Seaford. Laurel. Delmnr. 7 50....9 23 ....11 28....8 10....9 46 3 38....11 17 3 49....11 23 4 10....11 35....8 OS....9 48 1 22....11 4 3 80....11 9 29 9 55 ....II 60....8 22 ....11 55....8 27 4 50....12 01....8 33 5 15....12 16....8 46 5 30....12 24.... 8 54 ft 45....12 34....9 01 0 03....12 44 « 45.... 1 03....9 30 7 10.... 1 23....9 44 7 30.... 1 35 The mixed trains will be run subject to de lays incident lo freight business. '1 ruins will stop only at stations where time Is given. H. F. Kenney» 8upt. 9 14 CARDS. MATTHEWS, HALL & CO. Founders ^ machinists, MILFORD, DEL. »•»m viable reputation throughout •tlio universal satisfaction it The Schooner Three Sisters , Captain E. V. llemlrixson, will run regularly to Philadelphia. Alt kinds of Freight will be carried on reason able terms. Any orders left with Simpson & Stapleford, Pino Street Wharf, Philadelphia, or Ucorgc Bussell, Milford Delaware, will bo promptly attendod to. E. V. Uendrlxaon. Milford, Del.. March 30, 1870. Tli© Continental BER SHOP - ?' ■ Li"! ' : (1-ltf) 7 XIKG AND SHAVING .0 most approved style of tho art. if T SgSti-oulii experience the genuine pleasure of u 'A %oth shave,cull on tlie subscriber after which cyour mends may even say ''you arc hand Front st.. opposite Post office. Mtlforcf, Dei. 1 A NAHK IN THE KAXD. I I ! er j ' by to OKORGE T>. PRENTICE. Alone l walked tlio ocean strand, A pearly shell was In ray hand, 1 stooped and wrote upon the My name, the year and day. As onward from the spot I passed One lingering look behind I cast— ■ave came rolling high and Iasi And washed my lines away. \ And so met bought 'twill quickly In: With every mark on earth from A wave of dark oblivion's Reu Will sweep across the place Where I have trod the sandy shore Of time, and bo to me no more ; Of me, my day, tlio name I bon*, To leave track or trace. And yet with him who counts the sands. And holds the water In His hands, I know a lasting record stands Inscribed against my name, Of all this mortal part, lias wrought, Of all this thinking soul has thought, And from these fleeting moments caught For glory or for slinme. LAUGHING IN MEETIN'. a BY MBS. STOWE. We were in disgrace, we boys, and the reason of it was this: We had laughed out in meeting time! To be sure the occasion was a trying one, even to more disciplined nerves. Parson Lotlirop had exchanged pulpits with ParsonSummeral of North Wearem. Now Parson Sum meral was a man in tlie very outset likely to provoke tlie risibles of unspirit ualized juveniles. He was a thin, wiry, frisky little man, in powdered white wig, black tights, silk stockings, with bright knee buckles, and shoe buckles, with round, dark, snapping eyes, and a curi ous, high, cracked, squeaking voice, the very first tones of which made all tlie children stare and giggle. The news that l'arson .Summend was going to preach in our village spread abroad among us as a prelude to something funny. It liait a flavor like tlie charm of circus acting; and on the Sunday morning of our story we went to tlie house of God in a very hilarious state, all ready to be set of in a laugh on tlie slightest provocation. Tlie occasion was not long wanting. Parson Lotlirop had a favorite dog yclept Trip, whose behavior in meeting was notoriously far from that edifying pat tern which befits a minister's dog on Sundays. Trip was a nervous dog, and a dog that never could be taught to con ceal his emotions or respect convention alities . If anything about the perform ance in tlie singers' seat did not please him, he was apt to express himself in a lugubrious howl. If the sermon was longer than suited him, he would gape with such a loud créait of hie jaws as would arouse everybody's attention. If the flies disturbed liis afternoon's nap lie would give sudden snarls or snaps; or, if anything troubled bis dreams, he would bark out in his sleep in a manner not only to dispel bis own slumbers, but those of certain worthy deacons and old ladies whose sanctuary repose was there by sorely broken and troubled. For all these reasons Madam Lotlirop had been forced, as a general things, to deny Trip tlie usual sanctuary privilege of good family dogs in tliat age, and shut him up on Sundays to private medita tion. Trip, of course, was only the more set on attendance, and would hide behind the doors, jump out of windows, sneak through by-ways and alleys and lie iiid till the second bell had done tolling, when suddenly lie would appear iu tlie broad aisle, innocent and happy, and take liis seat as composedly as any member of the congregation. Imagine us youngsters on tlie qui vire with excitement at seeing Parson .Sum mend frisk up into tho pulpit with all the vivacity of a black grasshopper. We looked at each other and giggled very cautiously with due respect to Aunt Lois' sharp observation. At first, there was only a mild, quiet simmering of giggle,'compressed decor ously within the bounds of propriety, and we pursed our muscles up with stringent resolution whenever we caught the apprehensive eye of our elders. But when, directly after tlie closing notes of tlio tolling of the second bell, Master Trip walked gravely up the front aisle, and seating himself squarely in front of tlie pulpit, raised his nose witli a- critical air toward the scene of tlie forthcoming performance, it was too much for us—tlio repression was almost convulsive. Trip wore an alert, atten tive air befitting a sound, orthodox dog, who smells a possible heresy, and deems it bis duty to watcli the proceedings narrowly. Evidently lie felt called upon to see who and what were to occupy that pill pit in liis master's absence. Up rose Parson Summeral, and up went Trip's nose, vibrating with intense attention. The parson begun in his high-cracked voice to intone tlie hymn— "Sing to tlio Lord aloud," when Trip broke into a dismal howl. The parson went on to give directions to the deacon, in the same voice in which he had been reading, so that the whole effect of the performance was somewhat as follows ; "Sing to the Lord aloud," "(Please to turn out that dog)— 'bugl make a Joyful noise." g%-.ih turned out, and tlie choir did their best to make a joyful noise; but we boys were upset for the day, delivered over to tlie temptations of Satan, and plunged in waves and bil lows of hysterical giggle, from which ! neither winks or frowns from Aunt Lois, .. . . ... .... ; nor the awful fear of the tithing man, nor the comforting bite of fennel and The do orange peel, passed by grandmother, rm ,] ( i recover ii <4 COU1U recovei us. Everybody felt, to be sure, that here * was a trial that called *for some indul I gence. Hard faces, even among the I stoniest saints betrayed a transient quiv ! er of the risible muscles, old ladies put up their fans, youths and maidens in j the singers seat lauged outright, and for ' the moment a general snicker among j the children was pardoned. But I was one of that luckless kind whose nerves, once set in vibration, could uot be com posed. When the reign of gravity and decorum had returned, Harry and I sat by each other, shaking with suppressed laughter. Everything in the subsequent exercises took a funny turn, and in the long prayer, when everybody else was still and decorous, the whole scene came over me with snch overpowering force that I exploded with laughter, and had to be taken but of meeting and marched home by Aut Lois as a convicted crim iual. What especially moved her in dignation was that the more site rebuked and upbraided the more I lauglud until the tears rolled down my cheeks, which Aunt Lois construed into wilful dis respect to lier authority ami resented accordingly. By Sunday evening, as we gathered around the fire, the reaction from undue gayety to sobriety had taken place, and we were in a pensive and penitent state. Grandmother was gracious and fogiving, but Aunt Lois still preserved that frosty air of reprobation which she held to be a salutary means of quickening onr con sciences for the future. It was, there fore, with unusual delight that we saw our old friend Sam come in and sit him self quietly down on the block in the chimney corner. With Sam we felt assured of indulgence and patronage, for though always rigidly moral and instructive in his turn of mind, he had that fellow feeling for transgressors which is characteristic of the loose jointed, easy-going style of his individ uality. "Lordy massy, boys—yis," said Sam, virtuously, in view of some of Aunt Lois' thrusts, "ye ought never to laugh nor cut up in meetin', that are's so, but there is times when the best of us get3 took down. We gets took unawares ye see—even ministers does. Yis, natur' will git the upper hand afore they know it.' "Why, Sam, ministers don't ever laugh in meetin', do they?" We put the question with wide eyes. Such a supposition bordered on profanity we thought; it was approaching the sin of Uzzah, who unwarily touched the ark of the Lord. "Laws, yes. Why, haven't you never heard how there was a council held to try Parson Morrel for langhin- out ia prayer time?" "Laughing iu prayer time!" we both repeated, with uplifted hands and eyes. My grandmother's face became lumin ous with a suppressed smile which brightened it as the moon does a cloud, but lie said nothing. "Fes, yes," said my grandmother, "that affair did make a dreadful scandal in the time ou't. But Parson Morrel was a good man, and I'm glad tlie coun cil wasn't hard on him." "Wal," said Sam Lawson, "after all, it was more like Babbit's fault than 'twas anybody's. Ye see, Ike, lie was alters for gettin' what lie could out o' the town, and lie would feed his sheep on the meetin' house green. Somehow or other, Ike's fences allers contrived to give out, come Sunday, and up would come his sheep, and Ike was too pious to drive them back Sunday, and so there they was. He was talked to enough about it, case ye see to have sheep and lambs a ba-a-in' and a blatin' all prayer andsuraou time,wa'n't the tiling. 'Mem ber tliat are old meeting house up to the north end, down under Blueberry bill, the land sort o' sloped down, so as a body bed to come into the meetin' house step pin' down instead o' up. "Fact was, they said 'twas put there 'cause the land wa'n't good for nothin' tlse, and the folks thought puttin' a meetin' house on't would be a clear savin' — but Parson Morrel he didn't like it—and was free to tell 'em his mind on't, that 'twas like bringin' the lame and the blind to the Lord's service—but but there 'twas. "There warn't a better minister nor no one more set by in all tlie State than Parson Morrel. His doctrines was right up and down good and sharp, and he gives saints and sinners their meat in due season, and for consolin' and com fortin' widders and orphans Parson Mor rel hadn't his match. The women sot lots by him and he was alius' ready to take tea round, and make things pleasant and comfortable and he had a good story for every one and a word for the children, and may be an apple or a oookey in liis pocket for 'em. Wal, you know the' ain't no pleasin' everybody, and ef Ga beriel himself, right down out o'heaven, was to come and be a minister I expect there'd be a pickin' at his wings, and a sort o' fault findin '. Now aunt Jerushy Scran and Aunt Polly Hokum they said Parson Morrel wa'n't solemn enough. Ye see there's them that thinks tliat a minister ought to be jest like the town hearse, so that ye think o' death, judge ment and eternity, and nothin' else, when you see him round; and ef they see a man rosy and chipper and havin' a pretty nice, sociable sort of a time, why they say lie ain't spiritooal minded. But in my times I've seen ministers, tlie most awakenin' kind in the pulpit that was the liveliest when they was out on't. There is a time to laugh, scripture says, tho' some folks never seem to remember that are." "But Sara, how came you to say it Ike Babbit's fault ? What was it about the sheep ?" "Oh, wal yis—I'm cornin' to that are. It was all about £l(çç s.ieep—I expect j they was the instrument the devil set to j work, to tempt parson Morrel to laugh j at prayer time. j "Ÿe see there wa# old Dick, Ike's bell- j j wether,was the figten 'est old critter that ever you see. Why Dick would butt at j his own shadder and everybody said it j was a shame the old dritter should be left to run loose, 'cause lie ran at the children and scared ttie wopien half out of their wits. Wal, I used to live out in that parash in them days and Lem Su doc and I used to go out sparkin' Sun day nights to see the Larkin gals—and we had to go'right crosp the lot where Dick was—so we used tjo go and stand at the fence and call, and'Dick would see us and put down his head and rnn at us full chisel, and come bunt agin the fence and then I'd ketch him by the horns and hold him while Lera xun and got over «»the fence of the lot, and then I'd letgoanaLam would holler and shake a stick at him and away he would go full butt at Lem and Lem would ketch his horns and hold him till I came over—that was the way we managed Dick—but ef he come sudden up behind a feller, he'd give him a butt in the small of the back that would make him run on all fours one while—he was a great rogue Dick was. Wàl, that summer I remember they had old Deacon Titkens for tithingman, and I tell you he give it to the boys lively. There warn't no Bleepin'nor no playin', for the deacon had eyes like a giinblet, and he was quick as a cat, and the youngsters had to look out for themselves. It did seem that the deacon was like them four beasts in the Revelations that was full o' eyes, behind and before, for whichever way he was standin', if you gave .only a wink lie was down on you, and hit you a tap with his stick. 1 know once Lem Sudocjist wrote two words in the psalm-book and passed it to Keziah Larken, and the deacon gave him snch a tap that Lem grew as red as a beet, and vowed he'd be up with him some day for that. "Well,lordy maria, folks that is so chipper and high stepin' have to have their come-downs, and the deacon had to have his." "That are Sunday, I remember it now jest as well as if 'tyas yesterday. The parson he give up ids great sermon, rec oncilin' decrees an'l free agency—every body said that are) sermon was a mas terpiece. ne preiclied it up to Cam bridge at commeuqement, but it so hap pened it was one o{ those bilin' hot days that come in August, when you can fair ly hear the huckleberries sizzlin' and g^kinV^Cv^hUjlijes . and the locust keeps a gratin' like a red-hot saw. Wal, such times, decrees or no decrees, the best on us will get sleepy. The old meet in'-house stood right down at the foot of a hill that kep' off all the wind, and the sun blazed away at them great west win ders, and there was a pretty sleepy time there. Wal, the deacon lie flew around a spell, and woke up the children and tapped the boys on the head, and kep' everything straight as he could till the sermon was most through, when he rail ly got most tuckered out, and lie took a chair and lie sot down in the door right opposite the minister and fairly got asleep hhnself, jest as the minister got up to make the last prayer. "Wal, parson Morrel had a way o' prayin' with his ey«s open. Folks said it wasn't the best way but it was Par son Morrel 's way anyhow, and so as iie was prayin' be'couldn't help seein' that that Deacon Titkins was a noddin' and a bobbin' out toward the place where old Dick was feedin' with the sheep,front o' the meetin'-house door. "Lem and me was sittin' where we could look out, and we jest see old Dick stop feedin' and look at the deacon. The deacon had a little round head as smooth as an apple, with a nice powder ed wig on it, and lie sot there makin' bobs and bows, and Dick begun to think it was sutliiu' sort o' pussonal. Lem and me were sittin'jest where we could see the whole pictur', and Lem was fit to split. "Good, now," says he, "that critter'll pay the deacon off lively pretty soon." The deacon bobbed his head a spell, and old Dick he shook his horns and stomped at him sort o'threatenin'. Fi nally the deacon he gave a great bow and brought his head right down at him,and oid Dick lie sought out full tilt and come down on hint kerchunk,and knocked him head over heels into tlie broad aisle, and bis wig flew one way and lie t'other, and Dick made a lunge at it as it flew, and carried it off on liis horns. "Wal, you may believe that broke up ttie meetin' for one while, for Parson Morrel laughed out, and all the boys and gals they stomped and roared, and the old deacon he got up and began rubbin' his shins—'cause he didn't see the joke on't. " 'You don't orter laugh' says he, 'It's no laughing matter—it's a solemn thing' says lie, 'I might have been sent into 'tarnity by that darned critter,' says he. Then they all roared and haw-hawed tlie more to see the deacon dancin' round with his little shiny head, so smooth a fly would trip on't. 'I believ« my soul, you'd laugh to see in my grave!" "Wal, the truth on' was, 'twas jest one of them bustin' up times that natur' lias when there ain't nothin' for it but to | give in; 'twas jest like the ice brake' up in tlie Charles river, it all comes at once and uo whoa to it. Sunday or no Sun day, sin or no sin, the most on 'em laughed till they cried, and couldn't help "But the deacon lie went home feelin' pretty sore about it. Lem, Sudoc picked up his wig and handed it to him. Says he old Dick was playing tithing man, it. wasn't lie, deaconV Teach yon to make allowance for other folks who get sleepy.' j "Then Mrs. Titkins went over to aunt Jerushy Scran's and aunt Polly Hokum's I and they had a pot o' tea over it, and j 'greed it was awful of Parson Morrel to set sich au example, and suthin' had got ! to be done about it. Miss Hokum said she allers knew that Parson Morrel ] hadn't no spiritooality, and now it had ! Inokcn out into open sin, and led all tin* rest of 'em into it, and Mrs. Titkins she ; said such a man warn't fit to preach,ami ; Miss llokunj said she couldn'neverhear j hin» again,and the next Sabbath the den con and his wife they hitched lip and driv eight miles over to Parson Lothrop's and took Aunt Polly on the back seat. "Wal, the thing growed and growcd, till it seemed as if there warn't nothin' else talked about'cause Aunt Polly and Miss Titkins and Jerushy Scran they didn't do nothin' else but talk about it. and that sot everybody else atalkiu.' "Finally, it was'greed they should hev a council to settle the hash. So all the ! wiinmen they went to chopping mince, and making up pumpkin pies and cran berry tarts, and bi'lin'douglinuts, get ten ready for theministersand delegates —'cause councils always eats powerful mid they hud Quite ft stii, liko a gineial trainin.' The bosses they was hitched all up and down the stalls, a stompin' and switched their tails, and all the women was a-talkiii' and they lied every body round for witnesses, and finally Parson Morrel lie says : 'Brethren,' says he, jest let me tell you the story jest as , , , .. ... it happened, and if you don t every one of you laugh as hard as I did then, I'll give up." "The parson he was a master hand at | .. „if « ., , I setten off a story, and afoie lie d done, ; ne got 'em alt in such a roar they did'nt | know where to leave off. Finally they i give sentence that there hadn't no temp tations took him but such as is comm. . ability and experience indispensable in so great an office. But tlie Presidency should be the unsolicited reward of con could not tie nominated except as against the party candidates. Ifthisbethecon sequence of the strict system of party government, it is the most striking il lustration of the vital defects of such a system, It is all the more pleasant, therefore, | to see a possible party candidate who has the same lofty disdain of intriguing for his nomination that Mr. Adams has to day and that Mr. Adams's father had half a ceutury ago. What a contrast, and how favorable to our time, between the action of the Secretary of tlie Treas ury, Mr. Crawford, and the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Bristow ! Mr. Craw ford had his agents and his "wires" and I his "pipe" in every State. He toiled I to man; but they advised him afterward allers to pray with his eyes shut, and the parson he confessed he orter 'a done it, and meant to do better in future, and so they settled it. "So, boys" said Sam, who always drew a moral, "ye see it l'arns you you must take care what ye look at, ef ye want to keep from laughin' in meetin." ! j ! It was Mr. Lowndes who said, many j years ago, that the presidency was tc > great an honor to be sought or declines, j and our history shows that it lias gener- j ally eluded those who most passionately pursued it. Clay, Webster, Calhoun, Douglas, Seward, Chase, are names ot distinguished Americans who had an evident, unconcealed longing for the of flee, but who never obtained it. Taylor, Lincoln, Grant, were sought by the of flee. Tlie diary of John Quincy Adams tells the story of the famous contest of 1824, which ended in bis own election by the House. Yet lie was the candidate who really did nothing to secure success, Crawford, the Secretary of the Treasury, spared no effort to gain the prize, and failed ignominiously. Forty years later Mr. Chase, as Secretary of the Treasury, was equally devoted to his own nomina tion, until the publication of the Rome roy circular and the patriotic unanimity of feeling for Lincoln put an end to the intrigue. It is certainly only natural ] _. .. , : ... that able mon in high political position should earnestly desire the highest. The ambition of such men for the Presidency may be perfectly honorable. But it is , ,, , , .. , ,, , . honorable only when it leaves the choice of tile people wholly unfettered. The moment an aspirant condescends "to null wires" in anv wav whatever the pun wires m any way wnatever, ti e mstant that lie personally and directly attempts to affect the expression of pref erence, lie justly forfeits the respect and confidence of patriotic citizens. And tlie reason is obvious. No one who lias been j really mentioned for the nomination, i can take any personal part in securing | it without exposing himself to the just ! suspicion that he has "come to an uu- j derstanding," or that some kind of bar-1 gain is Hidden under the arrangement. I Tlie tone of our politics lias fallen so j low, however, that it is now asked in j good faith why a man should not help on ; his nomination if he is conscious of the Mr. Bristow and the Presidency. spicuous and unquestionable public ser vice. It is in its idea truly the gift of the people. It is not a prize to be played j for witli tricks and craft, or secured by skillful manipulations of convention i ! and delegates by pledges and instruc- 1 tions and official machinery. Tliisis tl • true Republican theory. But how far we have gone astray may be seen in tlio fact that Charles Francis Adams, who has by common consent the character and the qualities which are especially desirable in a President, who lias tlie courage of perfect independence, which is the most precious and tlie least com mon quality in a President, is also by common consent the one American who early and late to procure his own nom! nation. The candidacy of Mr. Jlristow j .is the free and natural expression of the , desire of honest citizens for administra- | live reform, both within and | without the Republican party. The good sense which saw that such reform j is indispensable, and that it is most prac- j ticable within existing methods, seems \ instinctively to have selected as its rep reseutative the citizen who, as a party j man, and in the ordinary course of his j official duties, has made that reform a fact in the face of the most formidable j and insidious hostility. Yet no one can [ say that lie has ever said a word, or writtetfa line, or authorized an act to influence the nomination. Other candi dates have sent out agents, have con trolled Conventions, or h;."o carefully hidden their hands, knowing that the machine was set to aid them. But the Secretary of the Treasury, although at the hood of the department which has much tlio largest patronage, has seen ! without protest candidates for the nom motion influencing the appointment of important officers in his own department, who were to use the force of their posi tions for those candidates and against the Secretary. Content to do ids duty unspaiingly ftud effectixely, he has orned with lionest contempt every ef fort to use his ofllce for hisown personal or political advantage. Is it surprising that at this time, and amidst all the rev elations of practices that disgust and dishearten the country, such a man and olllcer should have recalled so strongly ouuuiii iiit.c 1 L.LU 11 CU so niiungiy to the popular heart the simplo and sturdy public virtue which it attributes to an older time, that it lias selected j,j m aa the representative of its desires Him as me « piesi maint or us uisues an( j purposes y 1 1 j,. objected Unit lie is unknown and i 0 j too brief a service- that lie lacks ex „erience and comes from Kentucky [.mUie i's a senUmental cTndrMate and peculiarly obnoxious to the oflicc-liold ing interest, which fears tliat lie would » , , , reform and purify all incumbents out of place. AVo are not arguing, but oh serving, and as observers we can see with every body that Mr. Bristow is very .. Ä n uh i.' . . , much better known than 1 remont and Lincoln were in 1850 and 1800. lie comes may not be able to see them complete I unless they see them In the News and I Advebtiseu. we present them here. ! from Kentucky, indeed, and of an early j antislavery family, himself an antisia ! very man from tlie beginning, refusing j to support a Whig candidate for Gov ernor who had warmly approved tlio j Bred Scott decision, and hastening j among tlie first to the field when slavery j >ose in rebellion. It is true that Andrew Johnson betrayed the Republican cause anti the party, but lie had never been any thing else than a slavery Democratic politician, and the end might have been foreseen. Mr. Bristow represents the "lea of tlie party to day as Fremont, Lincoln, and Grant represented it when they were nominated. The objections to Mr. Bristow's candidacy, so far as we know them, are merely tlie expressions of those who feel obliged to give some reason for not favoring tlie Secretary, «t can not be denied that liis hold upon tlie popular heart is very strong, and it is not weakened by the following letter, which lie recently wrote to a citizen of Massachusetts. The significance of tlie letter is Us truth, "1 have not sought, nor can I consent ] J'y a|1 .v means, my o\vn advance ment, nor am I willing to do any act or take any step to place myself before the public as a candidate for office. Iain quite content to discharge as well as I S"?.«r* 1 ? °® c ® which I now hold. Of course I cannot be insensible to the support given me by earnest anti honest men in my humble efforts to eu force the law and collect tlie revenues 1,iV ! eJ b - v Uw - Lxpressions of confidence am i support from citizens of Massacliu setts rre peculiarly grateful to me, lie cause they come from an enlightened patriotic community upon which I have n0 cla,lus ' l' er30nal ° 1 ' official." j i bers °« tbe Union League Club in New | York think unworthy of their company, ! T |lis is tlie Republican whom twelve Re j publicans have blackballed. There was 110 question of Mr. Bristow's personal I character or fitness. The result is wholly j due to political pretenses. Tlie professed j objection is tliat tlio whiskey prosecu ; tions were undertaken to secure a Dem This is the man whom twelvo mem ociatic nomination. It is, oï course, highly probable. A former antislavery Kentucky Whig and sturdy soldier of the Union, a man who supported Lin coln from the first, and whom Kentucky advocated the equal rights of the colored citizen, is undoubtedly tlio very man to j seek, as Republican Secretary of tlie ! Treasury, a Democratic nomination for 1 tlio Presidency. Could tlie twelve black bailers be known, we have uo doubt tliat they would prove to bo in full sym pathy with tlie spirit that denounced tlie prosecution of Babcock as political persecution. And were General Bab cock himself to bo proposed as a member, there is no reason to doubt tliat every one of these blackbailers of Secretary Bristow would support him. Mr. Bris tow was rejected not because lie is not a gentleman nor a tried and true Repub lican, but because lie is an aggressively honest and efficient public servant. Those twelve blackballs but draw the line more emphatically and ineradicably ««Tween Republican Reformers and Republican "bummers." REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION. We briefly announced the result of the State Convention's action in our issue of last week, but as we went to press on tlie evening of tlie day on which the Convention was Held we could not give the proceedings in full. Fearing that many of our readers who desire to do so. taken chielly from the OammerrM'a j account, as the honorable editor of that , journal was himself present and made | the report. | Dover, May 18th.—The Republican State Convention met here to-day. There j werenuinerous vacancies in the several j V.mys—i'n'the'case of Ncw Castle 'cminly \ according to pleasure of Mr. ('. II Galia gher. The Sussex delegates, who arrived j 'bèfo^lmon and de^îded'uoon j their choice as delegates to Cincinnati. Two hundreds, Little Creek and Balti j more, were unrepresented, and four [ "»Yim caucus™ The*vote stood 1 - 1 Dr!*.! s! ]>,ettyinan. 18; Eli R. Sliarp, 16; Jacob Moore, 15; Dauiel Burton, 9; with several scattering votes. Messrs. Prettyman and of" the^au^ùTamMt ^ then^adjournèd! xhe delegates from the two absent Hun dreds would, if they had been present, have voted lor Pre ytyman, giving his Wilmington, the delegates devoted them ! selves to dinner, and subsequently cau euses of the New Castle and Kent dele Senre l't? *it Mr^C II J! H! ,, f °| lnei | 'Jj ®P' iVmed the powerof making numerous changes in the delegations, pretending t( > <1" as Chairman of the County Com OaUaghe? j«j not even ft member of it. It was pro posed that Anthony Higgins, Esq., be admitted to tlio caucus, representing ^Uonthere'were two" vaoineiM" Mr Higgins made a strong address, stating the fact that no such power as that as suined by Mr. Gallagher lay in the hands f, ven J'J'hirman ot tlie County Committee. The caucus, however, upon the motion that Mr. Higgins should he admitted, gave a negative decision, the Wilmington delegates loudly voting that "' ay- ? ,omil ' atlons f ° r delegates to Cin C mi ia tl were then made, including James Scott. George Z. Tybout, Wm. I). Clark, and Ricliard E. Smith, Scott and Smith were chosen. J. Henry Iloffecker and '' ,"' pr ® clu . lio d as alternates man J. 1Î. Loflandas their delegates, TJj®, Convention did not assemble until half-past two o'clock, and by this time it was noised around that Mr. Gal higher, who had assumed not only arrange the New Castle delegation, b ; l } so direct the course of the Con' tion, had decided that the action of g UMex caucus should l>o overslaughs v. in order to throw out Dr. Prettyman. lie insisted, it was stated, that he would make up a solid delegation for Mr. Blaine, and that a resolution instruct ing for him should be adopted. These reports created much dissatisfaction amongst the delegates from New Castle county, outside of Wilmington, as well as those from Kent and Sussex, espe cially the proposition to fix things for Blaine, a large proportion of the dele gates preferring other candidates, most of them Mr. Bristow. On calling tlie Convention to order,Mr. Pickles, after some remarks, named Jas. Woolley for temporary Chairman, and he was elected. Tlios. F. Moreland and R. L. Armstrong, of New Castle ; F. C. Ramsdell, of Kent; and Dr. J. O. Pierce, of Sussex, were made Secretaries. On Mr. Massey's motion, committees of eleven eacli on Credentials, Perma nent Organization, and Resolutions, were appointed, and the names being handed to the Chairman, ho read them as follows: Credentials.— New Castle county, Sam uel Barr, Samuel Silver, W. A. llukill, CalebMillborn,M. B. Stotsenburg; Kent, Powell Aaron, D. P. Barnard, R. S. Downes; Sussex, J. C. Short, David W Moore, Wm. Short. Organization .—New Castle County Levi G. Clark, Geo. L. Townsend, Ja A. Anderson, J. T. Stroud, Francis Vin cent ; Kent county— D. P. Barnard, Wm. I'. Seward, Jos. S. Truitt; Sussex—Geo. W. Josephs, James F. Burton, Eli R. Sharp. Resolutions .—New Castle County — Cims. Tatman, Jr., Allen Smith, Abner Woodward. Robert F. Wrigtit, Daniel P. Hamilton; Kent—Lemuel Johnson, Geo. V. Massey, A. B. Conner; Sussex—Dan iel Burton, Joseph Phillips, John D. Rodney. A recess of half an hour was «then taken. fy When the Convention re-assembled, the Committee on Permanent Organiza tion retorted the following officers: Pres ident, Manlove Hayes, Kent; Vice Pres ident, John W. Day, New Castle, John T. Jakes, Kent, John D. ltodney, Sussex; Secretaries, T. F. Moreland, New' Castle, James F. Anderson, Kent, D. J. Layton, Sussex. Mr. liny es, on taking tlie chair, re turned thunks. Mr. Barr then said lie would present the report of the Creden tials Committee, and handed in three papers. "This," lie said, "is the list of New Castle County delegates; this is the list of Kent; and this is tlie list of Sus reeeived but not read, and nothing appeared to show what their character was, but subsequently, upon a call of the yeas and nays, it ap peared that four delegates had been as signed to West Brandywine; which is only entitled to two, and that a number of persons not chosen to the Convention had been put in New Castle county by Mr. Gallagher. 1*. II. Peterson, of Chris tiana, was substituted for (Samuel H. Dixon of West Brandywine; Winfield Scott, ol' Wilmington for II. C. Walter, of Fast St. Georges, and Dan Hamilton, of Wilmington, for James J. Janvier, of the same hundred. The Committee on Resolutions, through Mr. Massey, reported the following : Tlie Republicans of Delaware in State Convention assembled, pledging their unalterable devotion to tlie cardinal prin ciples upon which their party is founded and desiring tliat the integrity of the Government shall be maintained, that its obligations shall be honestly and fully paid in coin, or obligations convertible into coin at the pleasure of the holder, that its administration shall be honestly and faithfully conducted in all the var ious branches and departments thereof, and that home industries shall be prop erly protected so that the skill and re sources of our common country shall be rendered remunerative and prod : v do declare that in our opinion v tional standard-bearer in the Cent campaign must be au exponei. principles herein set forth; andb. that by a long continued and .. - public life and enlarged experience as a national legislator and otherwise, and an uncompromising integrity.preserved des pite the most persistent and malignant attacks, the Hon. James G. Blaine, of Maine meets these requirements; there fore * TJj© Jivttf t / ■ Continued on second page. t r

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