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Friend Champ:--- I do hope that the parties who furnished the New York Mercury with this list of Bachelors of Delhi, will not be troubled with the Brain Fever, and am very sorry that there are so few Young Men in Delhi, who do not take their Bourbon and Gin, &c, regular. And trust that the people of Delhi will consider the reputation of some of the above young men sufficient to stand all this, and should like very much to see another list published and have them come a little nearer to truth in some cases. I think that the ones who wrote the above list will regret it ere long, as we are quite certain who they are. And we now leave this for the good people of D. to judge for themselves how near the above list is true. - From one who is advertised in the above


(Source: The Bloomville Mirror, October 22, 1867 page 1 columns 2-4.)
transcribed by Linda Robinson, July 11, 2002 from microfilm purchased from the NYSHA.

A.D. Knapp, a genial bach, and a promising lawyer; devoted to his profession, and wants a wife; sports a mustache; aged thirty-four.

Sam Youman, a young lawyer, aged about thirty-five; does a good business; believes himself an orator and votes the Democratic ticket; good chance for some charmer.

Henry Davie, a thriving young lawyer and candidate for County Judge; prospects bright; income good, sports a mustache and wants a wife; strictly temperate; is a tiptop fellow; aged thirty-five.

James Davie, brother to Henry; a lawyer; aged twenty-five; sports a splendid mustache; belongs to the Good Templars, and is the best fellow extant; income good.

Billy Lynch, a forensic bachelor of thirty-five; sports a pale mustache and side-whiskers; has a rich old uncle, and is heir to his fortune; likes Penfield flour in bread.

Jonas M. Preston, a limb of the law; a beardless bach, afraid of the ladies; would make a good husband; is a temperate man; aged forty.

George Gordon, law student; a young bach of thirty; sports side-whiskers, is considerable of a swell; has a rich daddy; prospective President of the Midland Railroad; right smart chance for any lady.

Robert Riley, confectioner, aged thirty; light hair, and sports a mustache of the same color; smokes cent cigars, wears his hair short; no woman could get the advantage of him in this respect; has applied for a patent for his Hygie; there is a prospective fortune for him; good chance.

Hermon Gould, stage-proprietor, a jolly bachelor of twenty-eight; wears mustache; is tolerable good-looking; smokes good cigars; takes his lager straight; income for two.

Mat Kniskern, a cooper, aged thirty; a bachelor who glories in a fine mustache; takes his Bourbon straight.

Benedict Mendel, aged forty, a drygoods' merchant, a clever, good-natured German; smooth face, and wears a stand-up collar; lots of stamps.

Ed Coon, a tinner, sports a black mustache, and wears a long-tailed coat, and beaver hat; plays billiards; hunts and fishes to excess; income good; desires a wife; age, twenty-five.

Sam Gordon Jr., works for the firm of Street & Walker, a young bachelor of twenty-seven; sports a fine mustache, and lives fast; prefers gin cocktails; stamps plenty.

Tom Jackson, a first-rate cabinet-maker, really a sporting bachelor; in smoking cigars, Ulyssus is nowhere compared with him; sports a fine mustache, and prizes himself on his good looks; a clever fellow, and would make a good husband; aged forty.

Clark McDonald, express agent, aged seventy; drives a fast horse, smokes the pure Havana, and has a superb mustache; would be willing to have his wife build the fires half the time, especially on the cold mornings; income good.

Tom Jackson, (2d,) a cooper by trade; a good, natural, jovial, young bachelor of twenty-six; report says a little on the marry; is laying in a stock of soothing syrup; income good for an economical companion; a splendid catch.

Cleve Roberts, clerk at O'Donnel's Hotel, a bachelor of fifty; sports a fine pair of eyebrows; is not too old to make his mark; has a good fortune.

Ferris Jacob Jr., District Attorney of Delaware Co., a pretentious bachelor of forty; sports a mustache, and is some on style; an ex-Major-General of the Federal Army; is exceedingly fond of the ladies; income good for two; takes his lemonade with a stick in it.

David Hammond, clerk at Judson's Hotel; an eccentric bach of forty; there is such a striking resemblence in looks, disposition and general appearance between this gentleman and Mr. Jacobs, that a description of one suffices for both.

Hub Sands, a sporting bachelor of thirty-five; fair looking, and exceedingly shy of the fair sex; sports a fine mustache; smokes incessantly, and plays billiards to excess; lives on his interest, and would make a good husband.

Thomas Shaffer, a first class jeweler; an exemplary bach whose rosy and dimpled cheeks the gentle zephryrs of thirty springs have softly kissed, he needs no eulogy; a better husband no woman could desire; takes a sly nip to stimulate the appetite, nothing more.

Peter Kennedy, coachman; a pompous son of the Emerald Isle; aged forty; an inveterate talker; sports a fine mustache; takes his bourbon.

Fred Graham, assistant in the County Clerk's office, aged fifty; sports a mustache; fond of the ladies; smokes good cigars and wears store clothes; take his lager regular.

Jack Mace, gentleman farmer; aged thirty-five; sports a ghastly mustache; smoke cigars, and drinks his tea clear; his nervous system is always thrown into a nervous state of pertubation when you mention marriage to him; income good.

Charley Bates, a jolly bachelor of twenty-five; sings charmingly and plays the guitar to perfection; partial to beaver hats; wears a long-tailed coat.

Tommy Elliott, a good-looking and well behaved bachelor of thirty winters; smokes good cigars, and loves to trip the light fantastic toe; loves the ladies; fond of children; and never spits tobacco juice on the carpet; income moderate.

Addison Clark, sports a handsome mustache, and is really a ladies' man; drives a fast horse, smokes mild cigars, and admires a good-looking lady; good chance; aged thirty-six; income heavy.

Charles Copley, a gay young bach of tweny-eight; has been rusticating at Sharon Springs for his health this present season; strictly temperate; a member of the Episcopal Church; lots of stamps.

Harvey Dann, a Colchester chicken; smokes good cigars, and sports a livery establishment every fine day; has a fine mustache; admires the ladies; would make a good husband for some damsel; has some stamps; aged thirty-nine.

Charley McPearl, law student; a quiet studious young bachelor of twenty-five; determined to master the intricate profession of law; would make a good husband for any young lady; is on the marry.

John C. Howard, of the firm of Howard & Son, druggists; a clever bach of forty-nine; sports a superb mustache; and is considered good looking by the ladies; reported affianced to a gay Miss in town; income fair.

D.B. Shaw, a sporting bach of twenty-five; clerk in his father's drygoods store, and sole heir to a handsome fortune; struggling hard with a young mustache; flatters himself on his good looks, and sings in the Episcopal choir.

John Gray Bain, sports a mustache and a cane; a whilom editor of the Natchez Free Press; very partial to buckskin gloves; writes in a law-office, which affords sufficient income to maintain a wife handsomely; aged thirty.

Wm. F. Hatfield, proprietor of a nice harness and saddlery store; a good-looking bach of twenty-seven; sports a superb mustache; is one of our city fathers; income ample.

John Monroe, an industrious carpenter, aged thirty-five, strictly temperate, and retires at 9 o'clock; good chance for some lass.

John Griswold, clerk in a hardware store, sports a mustache and a heavy pair of side whiskers; has been a bold sojer and having faced the cannon amid sanguinary strifes will not be intimidated by broomsticks or mop-handles; takes his Bourbon straight. Income good.

Theodore Fitch, a lawyer, aged twenty-six; sports a gay mustache and cultivates a saintly smile; his pa always introduces him as " My son from Yale;" income fair.

Capt. Bill Johnson (no relation to Andy,) a sporting bach of forty-nine; proprietor of the Arbor Billiard saloon; sports a fine mustache and curls the corners upward; captain of a Fenian company; always drinks punch.

George Goodrich, deputy ex-clerk, with a good income; sports a fine mustache, and is a clever bachelor of thirty-five; delights to play at baseball, and would not object to hear a baby bawl, provided it was his own; would make a good wife happy.

Alex. Oliver, an industrious carpenter, and a quiet bach of twenty-eight; wears a mustache; has an eye on a certain lady, and is always humming "Mary is the Gal for me."

Robert Bowne, retired insurance broker; sports a nice mustache, smokes good cigars, and is really a clever bachelor; is paying particular attention to a certain village-belle; aged about twenty-six.

Henry Butler, clerk at the Delaware Pharmacy; a polite and agreeable young fellow; good clerk, and commands a fine salary; is extremely fond of the ladies; smokes fragrant Havanas, and drinks the best gin.

Tubby Raff, does a good business at house-painting; a bach of twenty-six; sports a fine mustache, and is a great smoker; is at the acme of happiness when in company with a good-looking lady; could maintain a wife handsomely.

Mart Harby, a blacksmith by trade; a quiet old thirty; has been trying to raise a mustache for the last five years; a great smoker, but industrious and economical; wants a wife.

Wm. Woodruff, is a very talkative bach; aged forty; was a telegraph operator; he is our principal newsman; takes his lager freely; a good fellow.

Johnny Hughston, clerk at the Farmer's Hotel; an interesting, good-looking bach of twenty-five; one of the elite; loves the ladies; lots of stamps; strictly temperate.

James Honeywell, clerk in a drygoods store; a bashful bach of thirty; smiles benignly on the "phair sex;" sports a fine pair of side-whiskers; good-looking; income heavy.

W.R. Bill, keeps a grocery store; a merry beardless bach of thirty-five; wears red hair; is fond of ladies' society; attends church regular; good income.

Maurice Farrington, a photographist; a good-looking bach of thirty; prides himself much on his jet-black flowing beard and beautiful mustache.

Will Maxwell, an industrious carpenter of twenty-six; sports a nice mustache, drives a spendid horse, and needs nothing but a wife to complete his happiness; a clever fellow.

Robert Fletcher, a blacksmith; always ready for anything which will afford fun; is great at cracking jokes; detests liquor, but drinks it in hope of exhausting the supply in the country, so that others will not be injured by its influence; only forty-nine, and plenty of stamps.

Dick McCall, aged twenty-six; sports a sickly mustache and side-whiskers; plenty of room under his shawl for a wife; spends a good many stamps, and wants a wife to help him take care of them.

Jim Smith, a "bold sojer boy," and a gay bach of thirty; has battled for the "starry flag" in a hostile country; would make a good husband.

S. Bakewell, a sporting bachelor of twenty-five; and an inveterate smoker; has also been a soldier; is a first-rate, jovial fellow, and would make a good husband; painter by trade.

Charlie Northup, a printer; sports a feeble mustache; smokes cigars, and likes lager; would make a good husband for any lady who would trust her fortunes to the keeping of a knight of the stick and rule; aged thirty-four.

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