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LEIIIGIITON, CARBON COUNTY, PENN'A, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 30, 1874.
VOIi. II.. No. 28.
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SINGLE COPIES, TIIKEE CENTS
W.C. tfrel'lrlcl, Sinrf'Swing Machine and In
turineeltoll in E, Hi Sn yder, B"k 'I"'-'
Jl. B. TflpDOfc, SlJving, Hair Outtinhand Shan
poni'nfrluiideH-'xchuBe Hotel. Bank street.
Doot aiid Shoe Makere.
Chariw Tebaer, nrOTwu IA post-nfia, Bank
ettwt'a'JO, dealer ill tbnVriinrj(.
Clinton Dntuey,-i Vruajrmu'.W. "A"k
Tu orders frVjJIIM-rWwffaiiM,
Coiifeol lower!. , ,
Heuimau 4 Kubna, o iioi.I1. Jjrf itore, Bank
Uroet. Allorderiprimpllyfillru. ,
-i Dry OoniU ami Gibei-rlei.
. it. ung. fcpp: u-A S..U'i', V.",'.,k kV'"J,er
iardMK, &m,ure, "dk'l'reii fwMj
JjexSS fMM.urKgwiy""" -
T.nn.ii.r.thrii door above I', ,, Bank alreet.
nils, ibtnfl. IWamery, Wenl
F. P-SenHnel.oear'y PP-iVV'IF.1.
street. Cultivator!, Oils, Mnts, (.tn-ne,
Tbo.nalI.inv,"Eichinite,,cpp. Public Squa'e,
Bank t. intronapt triitTled,
V. SchwaruVBan.treot, arn (.11 Mad. of
IhmitHTii CoJJlntmadeto order. ,
dauaa Bro.. nk ftrcct,-. and dm C0
iWTiUAinj O'ooOa, Boo(, &Ao, "i"' ttc, .
ah0ir. 8.B.ck. P. O. bui'a'nJV.K, !f'
JVrnliAtng C!wf . H " Sl'"k1 u"ol' dt
Bllllluer. lira E Katn, Bank ftrtft, 2nd dour Wow tha SI.
K. Chiirch. A'oKani and Trimmingt
7. V."r" ...'.rit..t .iM Iron ilran
l)r. U. P. M rr ui.ii, i v 1 1. . . .
drnjoliolton in SvtuA, " V'tr"i?B.. . i .
BrTlUbcr.BMt doov to P. 0 Bank afreet.
Omtullulfon n hns llili and t?ennun.
jM.Otrt,Bnk at UcWna, Curing andSmoUng
j tCTlWJSai. :.uV,a(.r.'fn Koor and,
vf. anuria. Vrn'U anil rmelawci. .
WatolimaVter and Jeweler
A.O.Dollanmayer, foulh atreet, aW Bank at,
Dcattrtn Wtuluiaack$r Kingi, tfc,
ATT0BNBY AND COUNSELIOR AT LAWi
Bis Biaut, LaaimiToK, Pa.
Kul XiUU and tUtion ABPeJ- W "J ""J
Sail Baal Hatala. Onvajaliclm neatly doljo. t-ol-Iwtloua
prompUy uiada. betlliug but of
c.d.nt, D.cWt, i May U cou.ult.alu tDBli.h
ATTORNEY AMD O0USEIiLQU AT LAW,-
Oincl-ririt National Bank Building, 2nd 1'locr
MyleWaauitMafccrr4in. t aprjl4
iilBTIlTnT i'iMmilNKY. ATTOBNEH1 AT LAW
.. I,..,..,. ..t ,iiu lM.lnw Amprlunn
HoULilaucltUUupIl, rutin a. Wllociioua pnnuji.
AITOKNEY AT LAW,
MAlJciI 0HUNK, I'A.
Oct 18, 187o
j 11. D1MM1CIC,
Bait AVetainort, l'a.
li j. Salaalof ry deaerlptlon attended to'at
rtaaooaUt etafgea. -.Tte patrouage of tlw lul.lc
II roaptcuuuy hoiicucm.i , ' T i. .
UY VOUIIUOOTS AND S.HOlS(r
Henry Campbell, East.Weissport,
"Wliere you cau nhvays et tliu yory nt
mrtlrln at thu lUVkCdt HflCU lor citbii
llouta and tSlioes. made to order iiud
neatly ltepalrcd nt short notice nnil nn
sonablo terms at ll-ia
n A o I. IE llUTiiL,
a mII mil. Gsrlioll Co., Pa.
a- Jloit f accoiuuiodatlolll. I.celi"
tauifnt ood.retii Oood itlbUu'Uttacldl
TB111UII VALLEY IIOUSU,
Jj North ea.t coi lier ut
TUtWrfAtii) LAllhBNCE aTHEKTS, '
IP.ED-K S01D1IDT, Proprietor.
AWBuperlor aeeommod illnm for traveler! at
inoderat. ibargei. 1'artl.a ,l,liln th. city from
hl.kellty P-Ully lntll.4 tamilKeJ-ieJ-e:
.hlitk'Valwy Ucmiim) unit Auyyiiig pi-- t"-"-
-V- BOTU UUiUI,
Architect and Superintendent,
No.483 8. titliirfet, Allentown, Pa.,
uriihlies Plans. Specifications' and Esll
mates for Public and Private iiulldlngs.
Stairs,- ltalls, Ac, Cnnstiuoted and
Bet-Up by tbo most approved inetliod,
aodatTftboH notice. PtttrooacoJs res
pcitfully wlltltcd, audv8atlsfactlou
guaranteed. apr. 2U-yl
.OLIVER CRILLEY, dealer In To
bacco, Cigars, Pipes,, &c, next door to
Ilex's Grocery StOie, Sutquehanna St.,
JIaucli (Jhunt, respectfully asks the
people of Lelilghton and vicinity, when
visiting that plce. to call in and try his
Fit AC ft A NT CIGARS,
ths- .TerV best la the market, Every
arttclesUa tils line warranted as repre
seated and at lowest prices. marUtt
JL' '- cOisvliYANCEn,
OStESAL I8UiUN0E AGENT
A'kSbf!TkBl dJ uttial nqrse
JVJOIITII I'ENNA. RAILIIOAD,
PassenKeri for Philadelphia will leave' Lohlghton
nit follows i
6.(10 1. m( Tin I,. V-! nrrjve i l'hll at
'7 37 a.m. vln U. S. " "
' 7 30 n.m.,vl",L. V. " "
I 11.07 p.ln.vli I.. A S. ' "
llU p. in. tin I,. V. " "
2 27.p, m. -da !. A a. " "
1 4.47 p. oi. Tin L. A S. " "
9 00 n.m
2 IS p.m.
8.20 I .in.
8.20 p. in.
10 30 p.m.
1,4.44 p.m. Tla. L. v.
US p. H). VM I..
Beturulni, leave depot at llerka ana American
Street". pblla., at 7.00, 8 30 and 9.45 a. m.; 2.10
3.30, Hild fi 15 p. in. . . r
rare Trow ijemgn.on lo rnu.iaerpuiii. tMa.
l'eh t, 1871. MILLS CLAUK, Agent
OliNTIIAL, 11. II. (IK Nt J.
LtlUGIl i BUtllOKllANNA DIVISION.
msn:)t A lilt A SGKMEST,
Commencing Dec. IS,' 1873.
ho. 1. No. 3.
10 30 .
i 4.37 '
. 7 45
l'enli lla'n Juuc.
MaucbCliunk 7.30 11.00
.No. 10. No. 4.
PA3 '4 t
Pcnn Haven J'n.-10.45
Wllkeif-Borre 12 40
.lrr.Clrteu Hldge 135
XtqutUonnn Valley, It. It. Down tralna Nos. 3
5 and 7, and Up tralna Nob. 10 aud 4 connect at
A'M lcnn'aIl. R Down tralna Nos. 1, 3, 6 A
7 counectntDcthlebcni for Philadelphia. Uptralns
Noa. 10 A 4 coiiui ct at JletniBliem iiirnuinaeipnia.
lleturiilng le&e Philadelphia ut 7.10,a. ui. for Una.
ton, Mauch Chunk, Bath, llkea Bafre, Tauiiiqua,
Srrantoti, tSharcn, Ac; al 045 h. ni. for KaMnn,
niAUCU .LUUIIK, araHqus lllialuu, itifihor.
llHrro and Sirnnton: at 2.10 P. m sfur Scranton.
Wllkea llarre and Intermediate Rtatlonp; at 3 30 y.
m. for Bath aud Huston j at 6.15 p. ui. ft r. Mauch
Tamtiqua Jlrancti. up trains ioa. lUAt.ana
Down tralna Noa. 3. 6 A 7 connect at Mauch Chunk
to and from Tamaqua.
Lehigh d; Lackawanna u. . uown iraina ok.
1 A 7, and Up trnlna New. 10 A 0 ronui ct at Beth
lelieui for Bath aud Chapman QuarritB. Keturn
ing leave Chapuiao'a at 7.40 a. ut. and 2.15 p. ui.
( kntrnl tiatlroad A'cio Jrt-jeyA ILlralua make
do-' tpuniii'v"tlM1tVlrV'Uh.lrlsou C.uiral
Nnj. 4 A 14 rnnpwc uk 1'ui.lt,,
ViTtnHil VlVd -fiiw Wentou.
of IU ltt Putin H. It. and rheT..Tili, Dfvurorf1
are ooupecM by fUree' Cn" ,
l,V, UALD1V1.V, Gen. 'atungcr Agfnt. '
Pcb.7,,h74. A j : : . : .
pKN NSYLVANI A1 UAICnOAD,
1'lULADELPHi A A KUIK UK. DIVISION;,
"Winter Time Talile.
On rd after SUNDAV, N0V11UHKII 21,1873,
tbe traina cn the 1 hlla. A Kile U It. Division will
BurrALO.lUpiuSs leaVeB Philadelphia
'3 05 p in.
7.2J p m.
8.0 1 a m.
' " llarrivourg
i " WllJIimtport
' il ' 'Kmporlulu
' " arr. at llullalo-
Erii Mill Jeaves l'hllndelphla
', " lK llateu( ' ,
art. at Erie
ELMtui Mail' Irani i'lil'adelpbla
y . ! llarrtaborg
' 'I ILIaiiin()ort
" rr. it liik Haven
lirvnv. ArrouMon'N leaves llarrlaburg
b 25 a in
Wllllanihp'l 12j6 p.m.
Balo Each Mail loaves vyniiauisp"" P -"
t . - arr. at Lock' lljieu
KASTWAUU. .llcyriu lUmsss lejvea BuHalo
310, p in.
0 li p.m.
4.3J a m.
11.2 1 a.m.
8 40 p.m.
11 10' p.m.
.1 05 u.ui.
8 0 a. ui
arr. at llarrl.Lmrit
Eait Mail leavea r.rie
" arr. at Ilarii.l.ur
hixiKA Jlill loarei l.'kk llaieii
arr. at llnUtur
ntnntinnRa AccjM. leivel VUlllimfDOrt 030 O.LU.
arr. ut liarrl'i'urg ju.oup.m
! pblUdelpbla 25ja,m.
UAU EAQLI MAIL leave! Lock llAveu 1221 p.m.
nrr. at viiuiaiuspori iw pan.
Mll Knt eonnecta"est aud weLt at Erie v Ith I.
8AM b H,W am) at Corry and lpluelon with
Oil lieeli and Alleumy it it .
Mall Weal with i.t and wet tralotnu 18 A M
8 It tt . a,ud at Corry aud lrvlnetou Ith OU Crtek
and Allegheny It 11 .
Elmlra Mall ami llutfilo Bipreia make close
connection! t WUUauisport with N C It W tralm
uoriu, anu a. n.rri.uurj wiiu j . "
wulb. VM- A. BALDWIN, Qm'lupt.
os. m. riuTzi.Gi:ii,
Fasilooable ' , i
Boot and Shoe Maker,.
Opposlto T. D. C71aus9 Sforo,
DNK STItEET, .LEUIGIITON, Pa.,
respectfully Int'orms his friends and tho
public, that he has -Just received a new
and excellent assortment-of Men's Y6
mcu's and Children's Ready.JIade
Boots, Shoes & Gaiters,
Which Uo will Sell at the Lowest Prices.
W Boots and Slides made to order,
and Repairing neatly and substantially
dono at short nQtlce. ap 25-'yl
Caution to Iluntvraj"&: FlbU
eriiiBH. All persona aro here
by notified that the undersigned proper
ty owners In Franklin and Towamen
slug townships, positively forbid hunt
ing, flihlng, &o,, on their premises
after this clato.
Jos. J. Keincrer,
Daniel Kium. .
F. -J. tt D. Ksld;
Witt. E Kemerer,
BEATTY & PLOTTS.
Tho Hcatty & PlottB celebrated Gold
U nekriowlcileeil liy profpssririi'of tnuslc
anil ecjejirated prjiaiiUtH' it) be tint lead
Iiir Parlor Orpan now In uVo." Ttnll
monlnls and eards of honor are constant
ly heliiR received In favor of tlitjtn. Wo
append a few and wish you to read
Anthony, N. J., Jan. 25, 1873.
Jesssrs Heat y Al'lotts, Genl Your
Oipnn, sold me, gives entire satisfaction.
It' beauty of tone and .stylo of workman
ship are seldom If ever Mirpaseil. Wl-li-lug
you success In your business,1! am,
with respect, Prof, M. II Deatty.
SiiAMOiciN,,Pa., Feb. 11, ,1874..
I have onoor Ueatty'A I'lotH' Golden '
Tongue Organs. It ! an excellent lu
strunieut, line tone aud full power. I
like it better (hau any I have heard..
M. ,11. llABPKi.,. M. D.
Laukt's Stat'n, Pa., Jan. 27, 1874. ,
I have had Iieatty & Plotts Oriian
sit eti August 14th, 1873 ; It gives the
highest satUfaetion, and has" proved nil
fhat It was recommended by the prup'rs
Seatinoton, Pa(, Feb. .0, 1874.
: Beatty & Plotts Parlor, Organ I like
better than the Stand ird, and It gives
better satisfaction, as" I find In my trav
els. Prof. Fit., VMiIayeh.
St. Claiii, Pa Dec. Oth( 1873.
Messrs. Ueatty & 'Plotts, .GenU I
havurecelved the Organ, as cent by your
11 rni to me, mid 1 have had it examined,
and it gives ample satisfaction.
lion. John Siney.
Maiianoy City, l'a., Oct. 10, 1872..
The Lieatty & P.otta celebrated Gold
en Torgue Parlor Organ Is by far the
be.-.t rarlor Oigan In use. 1 have care
fully examined' It, and find Its tdnei
Tvoiluimnslilp and durability to bn the,
best, I ever saw, aud i can with, pleasure
recommend It to any In want of aflr.it
clat-s parlor organ. Prof. O. 11Unqeu.
Meters, llcatty & Plotts, of Wislilng
ton, N. J., arc itentlemen of ehteri)ri.-.el
ami whoso presence would be a ciedlt
to any community. LUacketUtotvu, X,
J., Herald, 1872.
Washington, N. J., Sept.. 5,. 1873.
To Uouert Morgan, l'otthvllle d am
haotiv to state tli.it the iiiatrumelltiitlves
ientlro.atWHctlmi, not aiifyj'to. mj'self
uul iiisu in uie teuciieia ui tue cuiuiiiury
!...l... n.. I...I......
ltev. A. M. Jelly,
i We say, after 'cVrefulVnd costly ex-
perimVnt, It Is with pleasure we Intro
duce! the " Golden Tongue,'' iknowlng
it posset-sea nmiij advantages over' all
others luamitacttired. The 'tono excels
in fullness, purity, and the thousands
of teatliuonluls which are being' con
stautly received, 'are evideneo that' our
etiorts have (been eminently successful.
For particuUrs and Ji'tU.v List, aUdress
BEATTV &, PLOTTS,
Feb,'21i-,Cm Wablilngton, N". J., ,
"A tXcircr Approximation to the HEAL SWAN
QUILL than Anything Hitherto Invented."
The coNsTAHtir icnnsi.io.sale of the
Is owing to their superior uirlttng quititiel,'t
tei-tcd.by the editorial endorsement of over lOOO
pipers aud by Merchauts, Lawyers aud Bankers
They are all ma'de of the beat Steel, In the
licit manner, by the best'Wurkmea lu Europe,
ibr pale ly.ullVeateri. t
. To accommodate those who may wish to try
tltcsc pens, wt will send a Card, containing one each
rithe 15 Number!, by mail, on rcecipf e25er, (
Ivison, fllakeman Taylor & Co.,
138 ar.d 140 GKAND STREET, N. Y.
Aprll23, 1671. i,
Opposite tho Public' Squaie,'
SOUTH- ST.,' LEniGnTON1,; PA.,
Tin & Sheetlron "Jyare
And Dealer ln'all kinds .of
TOV S'-S 2 !
CeT" Roofing, Spouting and 'Jobbing
promptly attended to. uov. SO
ESTATE OF JOHN ECII0CK, Deceared.
lu the Orphans' Court 6( Caruoo Couuty, at
March Sessions, 1874. Ejceplloni to WIOJ's
Appraiaedieut. The under,lgued appointed Audi
tor by the Court to, take teH)"UJ .uuj report the
farts lu reference to the same lu the aboie case.
will attend to the ilntldi nriili arimlutmect at his
otlice. In tha liLrouh oi Mauih Chunk, on ilon.
day, tbe 25th day ot Jiay, ibn oetw eeu the iioura
of 10 A. il- and 4 I'. 11.. at M hlch time and Place
all persons Interested lu the same may appear if
u.j ,u,ut .,v'.r, ,.. .f,
May S, 1874-wl Auditor.
IT OOK BKAUTIFUL LOOK
ROSYI-A Bottle of DURLLNG'S
ROSE GLYOF.RIN12 for Roughness of
the Skin, Chap'pfcd Iian'ds, Sc.,Jo'nJ23J
cents a bottle. may 0.
A Lecture delivered by W.
Rai',siif(b, Esq., pf Lo
higliton,, at amitnber of
Pythian Hall Dedications
and other occasions in vav
ions parts of the1 State.
PROBABLY thojirst, Jho most authen
tic, and the most sublime declaration lu,
he hirtory of the world of the actual
exlsteii3e of a secret brotherhood is re
corded lu that ventr.iblo leeopl of anti
quity, the Ulhle, lu tho I. Book of Sam
el, Detvyeen JoiiaUiajl.anil uavm.
Wo read there that 'David, the magi
cal musician, soothed nnil dunned King
Saul by hishweetau'd tender tnuslcupou
the harp, that btul was rerreslied, aud
the evil rjilrit which troubled litin tie-
jiartetl, Irom hiin. W ueu King, Saul s
(lomlnloiis'weretliieateiied with dancer.
the banie D.tvld slew tl'C'giant, Glillath,
the cnanlploli or ins enemies, tlie riillH
tine, with his sling and pebble. For
these great deeds the people loved and
hoiiored David; hutij.iul, forgetting Ills
debt of giatltude, became very .wroth'
at Him aim souglit to taito ills Hie for
Ihe most unjustifiable causes. First.
we observe that Jonathan and David
became very Intimate friends they.
Joved each other as they loved tr.elr OAn
souls, which displeased Saul. And
secondly, we find the following, which
explains Itsejf, In the 18th chapter from
the (j tli to the 8ili verse Inclusive and tbe
11th verse :
U. IihI it came to pass as they came,
when David was returned, from the
slaughter of the PhllistiueB, that thu
women came out ot nil the cities or Is
rael, singing nnd dancing, to meet King
Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with
iiistiuments ot music,
7. Jlnd (he women answered ono an
other 'as' they played, nnd said, Saul
hath slain his thousands, and David his
8. And Saul was very wroth, and the
saying displeased him ; and he said,
They have ascribed unto David ten
thousands, and to me they have but
ascribed thousands ; uud what can he
have more but the kingdom?
11. And Saul cast thu javelin ; for lie.
said, I wlllisuiite David even tn the, wall
with it. ,Aud David u voided out of his
. But, all Israel and Judah loved David;
and Jonathan ami David entered into a
solemn and secret covenant for their
mutual kftlely'iitul hapnluess. To es
tablish my position clearly, itlut there
was.aseciet covenant' between them, 1
refer you u the 2UIU, chapter,! Irom tho.
autli lo,im) uil erse. inclusive, which
will be sulilcie.nl for our, present pui pose;
altjiuugn the eutjro 1.. JJook ut, Samuel
is specially iiiLe-rcaiiug m tms.conuec.
Hon, nnd worthy ot, perusal ;
ll).T Aud, wueu thoUhast.staycd three
days, then tlioti shalt go dovyu quickly,
"and e'uino to the place where th'uu didst
hide thyself when the. business was li;
liaiid, and thou shall remain by the stone
20. And I wjll shoot, three arrows on
the.'blde thereof, us though I shiit, at, a
21. .find, behold, I will send'a lad,
eaviiiL'. Go. lind out'tlin mim , lr I
exptessly.say untu 'tliu hid, Behohlthe
arrows utu on this sldu of thee,i take
theuij'theii ciiiiiethou, forthero.is peace
nice, ami no nuit; tis,t(.u Eiord liyetb.
22. lint If 1 s.tv llnw until tlilj v'niitirt
man, lJeliuld, tlie arrows are beyond
thee; go thy way, fur the Loid hath
. T. . . i - " j"-"e
sent theo-iiway. s '.-.-!:
You will observe hero by unmlstak
able language, that they had secret signs
of 'reco'iiVtlon'wIlf:!! Itf j-egarded by
many as ono of the veiy. gravest oliJe.c
tiotis 'ftcalnst secret societies. And In
the. 42nd verse of the same chapter we
have thu evidence of a swupicnveiiaut,
bettveen tliem, wiilcn-is; sun eveiemore
objectionable to tho same cln'sof people:
And Jonathan said to u.wiii, uo in
peace, forasmueli as wo .imvo sworn
both of us in the name or the Laird, say.
ing, The Lord bo, between me and thee
and between my seeo aim my seed tor
ever... And he arose and, departed.'
Tho signification of this passage. Is
ch'nr, unequivocal and dlltct; the obll-
L'a.ion si if mil una u no nc. ami ine
coid of friendship sfrong and lasting.
Thus we prove that tho chlet corner.
sti)ii'e' upon which jsecret socletleli b-l'IJ
aro venerable In point ot ago ;' and
inajest'c lu .authority, and ulorlouily
subluip In precept aud principle.
Since that niicieuticovtjiiunt between
Jonathan and David, for their mutual
safety aiid to more effectually perpetuate
a lolty friendship, tuuuierotis .ecr'et 6r
gauiiauons nuvu sprung up in uu ijuius
ot tb'e wot Id'. Aud this Is precisely
what might have been expected; because
it Is Inherent la the naturo of niau to
loin together In soma manner with his
"fellows for bis welfare and safety. This
lunate desire of human nature Is, oven,
clearly diseernablo among the ruJcat,
most barbarous and uncivilized tribes.
The value aud Importance of organiza
tion to effect any object, or to prouiul
gate any Idea, will surely not be called.
Hi question uy any one hi uus ineiue
teenth Century the grefit age of sclebce,
progress and advanced ldea$. We all
kuow Us utility and Indispensable lm.
portanco, What great object ca n a man
achieve, or what Idea successfully carry
out, by himself alone, without the co
operation ai(d iiilliienco of ollics? TJiu
llia.uiy t,,t u! lliu uuiun vi uu LCIltu -
lies that are tiaat. as well as tho. active
history nh. I all tile doings of tho eentu-
ana progressive ago lu -Allien wo live,
nil point tn organization as n means lo
do tireat things.
Even a large body of men, unorgan
ized nnd without a definite object In
view, can aepmplMi nothing. As a
fiuclliio Illustration of this fact, I refer
you to tlio history of mobs, riots and
iiiurrectlons, they have always been
suppressed and put down hyncoinpira"-
lively small nutirier, of rpgularly organ
ized troops, llgnco we find that. when
ever hun,have nn object or Idea In view,
which they desire lo carry out, the firt
step towards accnmpllnhlng It Is to or
ganize f"r the wurk. Tho great pel tl
cal parlies of our country, the powerful
and numerous ecclesiastical denonilna-
thins, and the mlghtv railroad corpora-
Ilon, aro wortiiy and notable examples
of t'lls fact. No politician would think
of engaging In a great political eon test
without an organization, no church
would survlvo without It; and noiift of
our many business corpntatlons emiu
exist and thrive In any other way. Or
ganization In all these Is the vital patt
of their being, nnd the more thorough
and complete it Is tho greater the vital-
Ity. I thought It but1 proper to direct
your attention to tho, importance ami
necessity of organization, In a genral ,
way, as a justification for secret societal
lea when they avail themselves of it. t
But; says some one, 1 don t object to .
societies or organizations, if they aro
open and public, and not secret it is
only the secret societies that' I object to
Strange as It may appear there aro,
nevertheless, a conslderaolo nuinuer or
such persons. Let us glance at tho force
of this objection, it Is true that secret
societies have their secret work and
mvsterlcs. and their blndinc obligations;
but thesn things are of tlie very highest
importance in creating and cementing
tlie tlus of friendship ntid brotherhood
by which their members aro associated
together, ana nave nono or too impro.
nrietlea rind wront?s which their oodos-
prunes aim wrongs wuicu inur oppus-
ers seem to Imagine,
The mysteries and otligatlons of se-
cret.socletles, but exemplify nnd impress
in n most glowing ami suuiimu manner
tlie, grand principles and lolty duties to
which their members owe allegiance.
Thero Is always a peculiar charm about
a secret, a strong natural desire to fath
om, it. And Is It wrong to keep a harm
less so?ret? lias nut every mail, wo
man and even .child some secret hidden
in die breast, which It would not be
pleasant nor profitable to divulge? Are
you not satisfied (hat there are such
things as family secrets, church secrets,
political secrets nnd secrets'ln the mul
tifarious departments of human society?
Thev are Inevitable t It Is unnecessary
to enlarge upon this subject, nnd we
will now proceed to consider me ougin,
principles and mission ot the giaud and
Inlluential " Order of, tUoKiilghts of
Pythias," .of v!iich we profe,s to be,
ntid I tiustnre. worthy reDresentatlves
You will please bear in inlin that tho
subject Is a comprehensive one, Had will
rvqulre great .bre.Vity5 of expression to
ibrjlig,lt wlthin'the'seopH.of a single Icq
hire. To do it full justice would rather
The origin of tho Order dates back
nearly 2300" years,, or about 400 years,
,11. C. Tho (sublime Incident which gave
it bjrlh, occurred about that time in the,
city ot Syracuse, In which Damon and
Pylliias wero tho .principal, actors.
Dumyslus, the elder, justly recoided In
.history as Ihe " Tyrant of Syracuse,"
was supreino ruler of the city at that
time. The pages of history bear wit;
ness of thu fact, anio-ng other acts, that
he caused, an Iminynso cave, 2.0 feet in
Jeugth, to be constructed In n rock, in
the form, of a human ear, by. which all
the sounds fr'in within wcih directed Ui
n common centre which communicated
to an adjoining apartment, where ho
spent the greater part ot Ids time to hear
whatever might be said by t huso whom
his suspicions bad cruelly, confined in
dungeons above. While the Idea pro
duced one of tho finest achievements in
the Science of Acoustics, it also por
trayed one of the must cruel acts of
which human nature Is capable. Aqd
to crown his cruelty, he caused every
one uf thu artists who made it to he put
to de.ttl , la.t they should reveal the ,lu'
sign of its construction.
For sumo cau'o, Dlonyslus, tho Ty
rant, became offended at Damon ; he
wav seized and Incarcerated in a dun
geon, and, without a hearing, sentenced
to die, Tho time nnd place ot the exe
cution were li red, and, ns tliuelaever
tleetiug and uurelontleis in tier course,
so the last ot Damon's day's was rapid
ly drawing nigh, lie was a husband
and a father, and a. man of high iuurnl
virtues and acute souslbllltles,. lie
longed, as such a nature al,d character
only can long, to see his wire and Utile
ones once .inure, to clasp them to his
breast nnd say the final adieu, before
that cruel death to whlcli.ha wa-s doom
ed should forever Intervene. His fami
ly was many miles distant from him ;
ho humbry1 Implored the King to grant
hlin tbli as his last request) but Ills
appeals were in vain, tho Inm-hearted
tyrant looked upon hlui without a s'ym
pathello tear. Dauiou pledged hlulselt
in the most eoletmi manner that lie
would return In time fertile execution.
Tlie tyrant would not trust him; but
finally made- the severo proportion to
Damon, which in his tyranlcal heart ho
concolved ImpossiDie for him to mrot,
that he might go, If ho would get uuo
ther person to take his place lu thuduu
gcon as a hostage, to die lu his place It
he did not himself return in time, ills
friend, the noble ami gallant Pythias,,
l.o scour heard tho proposition thau he
lmstmal to the dunjeju, and .freely
f, ..m ... .. tv. uwuwv, ..w- ...w.
I'otlemL himself tu take lib portions,
piaoe. uo uiu not wiu, wri vamottw
ailc him. Tin knew tho qualities of Ids
friend, ho felt secure In his Integrity,
he know that he would return In time,
his word .was truth. Pythias took his
place, and Damon departed on lilj deli
catn mission., Who can Imagina his
feelings and tho grave responsibilities
which rested upon him? He was to
announce to, his wife and little Innocent
o tcs that he came to bid them a final,
farewell. Could he do it? No. It was
mora than mortal man could do; he
leared '.hat their piteous walls and
mourns might overcome hs resolvo to
return, ntd cause him to forfeit Ills own
honor and the life of his friend. Uo
hastened his visit as much as possible,
and hastened In return. In the unan-
time the weather had suddenly changed;
tho winds were adverse, the Hoods had
swept away bridges, and traveling was
rendered next lo impossible. Ills try
ing position nnd the stite of the sur
soundlng elements, are forcibly depicted
by William Peter, In a beaulltul, poem
entitled " Damon and Pythias, orTruo
.Friendship," of which the following Is-,
an extract :
' Jinttlioheavcns Interpose,
oieru me tempest, uroae, , .
And wl.e.uuo poor pilgrim, arrived at tno
Swoll n to torrents, tho rills
ltuslinil in loam from tlio Idlls,
And crash went thu bridge In tho whirl
pool s wild roar.
Wildly gazing, despairing, half frenzied ho
Dark, dark voro tho skies, and darjcwasi
And still darker his lone heart's omotton ;
And lie shouted for nUUbut no aid was ut
ban I, ...
'o bout, ventured forth from tho surf-riit-
And the waves nprang llko woods, o'er tho
And the stream was becoming nn ocean.
Now Willi knees low to earth, and with
. hands to tlio sklos.
"Still the storin, Uod of might, God of raor-
cy I lie cries
" hulh wlth TtV breath this loud sea:
And should ho go down, and I not reach
yon town, . .
My friend lie must perish for me I"
Yet tlio wrath of tlio torrent still went on
increasing, , ..."
And waves upon wayes stllldissolvcd with
And hour nfte r hour hurried on ;
Then by anguish Impelled, hope ana fear
Ho, reckless, wished Into tho tvators dcop
Itoso, sank, stragglod on,, till a.longth tho
Tbank9 to houvon's outstretchod hand it
Is won I , ;
Ills heart beat' high In li'u bo'snm fpr
his Own honor and the safety of 'Pythi
as. He did not faltei'i'but ho -urged
forward his noble steed, nnd never did
It fall to the lot of n horse, to perform a
more important and dltticult task. Tho.
.time forthe execution was iilgh'nt' hand,
and miles .yet lay between hint and his
place ot destination. .But let us turn ,to
the other side of the picture furaniqT
ment : Pythias bore his , confinement
with entire confidence. 'and resignation,
nover doubting for a' moment that Da
mon would nut return nccording.to hisi
pledge. Time sped on, and. the day,.,
unci at last the solemn hour' tor the exe
cution arrived, and Damon had not
come. It must have been a trying hour
for him I The King ;nud people never)
believed from thu moment Damon, do
imifed. that he would ever again return,
and were now bold ami confident euougii
to east it up to Pythias. Thl-yi cOuld
'not; understand such friendship, Tlie
people assembled by thousands around
the place ot execution, and promptly
at the appointed time the tyrant and ills
attendants appeared at tho scene, and
Pythias was led in chains upon tl.o ex
ecutioner's stand. He was askyd tlio
usual 'question, whether ho had anything
to say. lie replied- that tnoy might
doubt nnd question aught else, but they
should never doubt the honor of his
friend Dauiou : that ho would surely,
return as soon as Providence would per
mit, him, though he tnlgbt be too.late-to
save his life,-and that it was swqet.lpx
him to die tu save the life ot hls,fre ml
The final preparations, were, tuide,i.ivji
all was ready to launch him utu etern
ity. It was a supreme moment! But
hark! the voice ut tliu distant multitude
rose up, crying Hold I hold I he is hcrot
His noble steed felt dead just as his t;tlc
was finished, and Damon came rushing,
through thu crowd and upon tlio exeeu
tinner's etaud, and the twu embraced
and kissed each other aud wept. Tbo
people shed tears nt beholding tho scene,
uud the heart of the tyrant himself was
moved to yield to mercy's gentle touch,
lie pardoned them both, and uxtouded
to them the right hand of friendship
and asked their forulveuesi. Sueh.au
exhibition of JrlenJshlp, said he, ii (ir
'deed, fare, and may J, though utiwprtliy,
become of their uumbcrV May time
speed the happy day when wo shall have
more mtjn like. Damon aud Pythias In
every community throughout the length
and breadth of our laud. This is, briudy
ouu of the hUtorlcalviows ot the Incident
upon which tho " Order of the Knights,
of Pythias" s founded. Its foitnd.atjq'u,
h graudly sublime, Its teachings' arid
prluclples huinauo and holy.
to bu continued.
Tho war on railroads by the farmers
ot tbe West lias brought povorty to tho
home ot many mechanics In the Middle
States. It is estimated that 175,000 men
usually employed In rolling mills" and
iron manufactories are out of employ
ment, thero being no demand for Iron
by the railroads, which have heretofore
consumed one-halt ot that madu In this
country. As must of tho men out of
work: have families to tako care ofth4
Granger movement ias: thu indirectly
deprived .ncaily a mtllionlpcrjoruul
ttuir mctmt ot aOppcnt.