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• Ttfti CONTENT. A nn old fellow, icldom men WitMn the chamber* of the gnat, Wfco liketh beat a modest mien, Preferring dclf to silver plate ; Old ehura of mine, we break our fast Together in the morning light, Add whe« the busy day it pout, Meet by the hearth again at night. Hie roof that shelters his grey head, I'm sure is ever hallowed. AKr si * Lt «.J 1 He *Aen wonders in disguise ; Yon cripple, all awry and bent, Clad in a tattered suit of frieze, You'd hardly thiuk out friend content; OrHhat rough man who halts to pat The little barefoot sweeper'* head, And leaves a coin inside his hat That robs him of a slice of bread ; The sailor, he whose horny palms dnat flung the shivering beggar alms. The honest sparkle in his eyes, The heart of gold that throbs within, He cannot cover with disguise, Whatever gurb he clothes him in. I've seen him when the sky was black, And by-ways splashed with falling ruin, Bending beneath a tinker's pack, Trolling a cheery old refrain ; For wealth is good, and undent wine, But a merry heart makes the spirit bhiuc. Ma. Editor. —Supposing a few lines, r "from'the village of Warwick, would bo of the some interest to you and TEc litany readers to '•Ptlto* Ttrmserif, I have undertaken the to • task of trying to give an account of things in general, as they appear in our interes '■lln^ town at present. We are completely «Wtounded by snow, having on Friday by night last, the deepest snow storm of the \tu Manon. Tb« farmers, and I suppose all others, thought the cold and dreary days I ■ winter had passed, since St. Patrick wa* ao pleasant and spring with her mmitle of green was welcomed by all ; even the feathered tribe were not slow in their manner of greeting as they warbled forth notes of praise, for' the past winter has °. been a severe one to all, the birds uot ex- <' eçptëd . I The mercantile business of this place is rather dull, two of the largest houses 4 haring within the last three or fourmonths been closed by atfetion, causing us great inconvenience in the way of supplying various articles, usually kept by country stores, yet we managed to procure from old stand-by, Messrs. Stephens & Gil lespie, Buch articles as they have for sale, . « Our confectionery department is uuder the a control of Mr. William Thompson, (no ' relation is known to exist between him and John Thompson,) who keeps con stantly 6Ä hand, candies, cakes, shoes, • * tobacco, dried fruit, shaving apparatus, and hi fact everything usually kept by a - first dass barber, shoe and candy shop. We, like the rest of the human Correspondence of the Middletown Transcript. Warwick, March 25tli. ft* race are, subject to Hicknoss. and for that reason Mr. N. Hynsoii, (formerly of Kent county Md.) has set up in our midst a Drug 8tore, where can be procured medicines of various kinds, and if properly applied, as directed by our able and experienced phy sician, J. J. Wright, M. D. you are to come out right side up, it* there is a shadow of a chance. Our Agricultural Works are worthy of notice, and being under the direction of Messrs. J. W. Staats & Bro. cannot be pas ted unnoticed ; all day long may he hoard the sound of hammers, and the noisy clat ter of wheels, forming and shaping chinery, for those who see proper to give them a call. The carriage manufactory of Mr. J. A. Jamison, is in a flourishing condition, having been established in bus iuoAB for some time, and a very good article may be had, at the shortest notice. The Gillespie Hotel, owned and kept by Mr. S. Gillespie, is a fine large building, eapable of accommodating a large num ber of persons ; his table is evpr spread with luxuries of tile season, and the bar well aupplieil with choice wines and li quors, for those who arc weary may stop aud find rest. In connection with the r *ounds, is a half mile track, for the those who are fond of racing, and during the trotting season, which usually commences in May or June and continues until October or November, ma hotel BOine very fine »port may be »een, either in running or trotting. N*xt in order arc our house-carpcntcrp, of whom, we have several good workmen, and T. Griffin being the Mr. A. and x. linttin being the principle contractors, and any bufdnepa in their line will receive prompt attention. The harness and saddlery business at tract» great attention, being conducted under the pnpervision of Mr. James T. McCullough, who is an experienced work man capable of manufacturing anything in hi» liue of business with neatness* and dis patch. Jim is some on an argument, having become a member of the Debating Society, e»n argue his side of the question with great ability, standing firm to his opinion, provided his opponent will stick to the truth, for Jim is opposed to telling hearing non-truths on any subject; he may be consultedjon most any of the principal topics of the day by calling at his office „ during business hours, whor« he will en deavor to give an unbiased opinion satis factory to all. Our worthy minister, the Rev. Dr. Ewell, has again been appointed to take charge of this circuit, and any passage cif ripture may be heard fully disensaed and planted in such amauucr as to be plain ly understood. The wheelwright aud blacksmith de partment is carried on by Messrs. Dixon aud Dorsey, who ate also experienced workmen, and any work left in their hands wiH ho put through with neatness and strength not lobe surpassed by every one. The wholesale liquor and grocery store of Mr. J. C. Cranor, where may be had at mil times groceries, liquor, tobacco, Ac. is la the forward ranks of business. Now, Mr. Editor, you, or no one else could suppose that wo lived at peace with each other without a Justice of the Peace, «0 our worthy knight of the shears occu pies that position, and has for the last six. eight, or perhaps ten years. Now our squire is one of the best natured men to be found, and the way that he and that John Thompson steps around is funny, yet, strange to say. they never disagree. On nearly every subject John is consulted, or *4, «nef Uïs decision generally settles the mat tar. The attention of all is at present attrac ted to the rail road question, and light seems to come out of darkness, for upon every hand may be heard the cry of rail road, and if the Directors of the Kent Co. road would give us a chance, ere twelve months have passed, we too, will be aroused from the drowsy sleep of the pres ent by the shrill whistle of the fiery ster, as it rushes over the iron rail, bear ing behind it those who will hail its com pletion with glad hearts. Yours Ac. mon Sandy Branch For (he Mvldleloitn Tran.crij/l Mr. Editor. —I am a man not much given to repining, nor do I like to com plain, much less to mako known to the world at large my afflictons and causes of complaint through the medium of the public press. Subjected from mv youth up to treatment which a less amiable man than myself would scarcely have borne at all, I have endured it all with a patience and forbearance, excelled by none, unless it be that of the famous Job. Rut it is said that even a worm will turn when trod upon, and shall a Christian man show less spirit than an insect of the dust? and en dure in silence treatment which even a dog would not bear ! No sir. I have suffered long enough and in the words of the immortal "Plymouth Kook" hoys to Gen. Gage at Boston, lam " determined to bear it no longer." There are and I suppose always have been men who take special delight in amusing themselves at 'he expense and inconvenience of others, by playing off what they consider " jokes," hut what I call downright injuries. It may please them but.it dors not please me. I !,m one of those injured persons upon whom they have played many of their "jokes," and in order to show you some thing of the spirit of malevolence and cruelty, with which I have been pursued by these "jokers," I will relate to you °. ne or two of th eir so-called jokes prac <' scl1 "P on me. A few years ago I was I the happy owner of one of the finest spe of 'be cow kind that ever graced 4 stock-yard, she was in fact, what you might call a handsome cow, deficient in nothing except her tail, which had been cl1 ' (I 'I quite short. One morning I sal bed out to the pasture to bring home my 00w - but to my great dismay I could not bnd her. high and low, far and wide, I hunted that pasture o'er but my eow could n0 ' be found, 1 dtd see a cow which looked like mine, but she had a long tail and my ™w's was short. After a while a neigh bor came along, and on hearing my eont plaints suggested that perhaps some one Lad tied a tail on my cow, so I examined 'be aforesaid e*uv that looked like mine and sure enough some malicious individ ual had actually tied a long tail on to my cow's short tail ! Now, Mr. Editor, wasn't that mean to fool any man so that he didn't know his own cow. It iH shameful a and I won't bear it. At another time I had gone to mill and got some nice rich bran to fed my pigs, but as I had an errand to do before 1 re turued home I left my bag at a store, and next morning when I feed my pigs, they would not eat. I was naturally frightened for I thought some evil disease had got among my porkers. I called in one of my neighbors and asked his opinion, he examined the feed and pronounced it dust; some mean wretch had changed the contents of my bag at the store. Now sir, isn't it too had to be dealt with in this manner V I won't stand it any longer. I have been the butt for the amusement of these jesters long enough. I allowed the privilege in my old days of changing the trade at which I have spent the most of my life, for a " business'' less arduous and more remunerative without being subjected to the jibes and jokes of these jesters. But jest as they may I am not going to give it up, for I verily be lieve that if I had gone into this business several years ago I might have been a rich man to-day. I hope you will publish this and let all those fellows know my sentiments on this matter, and I give them fair warning that if they do not let me alone, I will expose their names and hold them up to public Respectfully yours, A Tormented Man. not even scorn. Value op Poultry Manure.— There is no manure made on a f: as that of poultry. One ounce of it prop erly diffused in half a pound of soil, and placed in a hill of corn when planted, will be as powerful a fertilizer as ten times its weight in barnyard manure. A foreign writer says:—"In France as well as in our own country, most eminent chemists have proved by analysis that poultry ma nure is a most valuable fertilizer, and yet, for want of proper system in housing poultry it has as yet not been reudered available to rural economy. The celebra ted Vauquelui says that when the value of manures is considered with relation to the so valuable umount of azote they contain, the poultry manure is one of the most active stimu lants; and when, as a means of compari son, the following manures are taken, in parts of 1,000, it will be'found that horse manure contains 4.0 part azote ; guano, as imported, 40.7 part azote; gttano when sifted of vegetable, &c ., 53.9 part azote; poultry manure, 83.0 part azote." Chop Made with a Cow.— There is a man living uot far from Danville, Va. who, when the vrflr closed finding himself without a horse steer, hitched up his milch cow f and made a good crop. He fqJ the eow high, and she not only plowed nis land but gave him milk for his table. mule, or even an old Good Temper.— If money is scarce, let good humor be plenty. Let us keep our tempers if we can't pay our debts. Some people get mad if asked for money due, and others get mad if they are not paid at once. These are hard times with most peo ple, but it need not make our hearts har der or our manners harsher. The Germantown Telegraph says a high northern exposure is better for apple or chards than lower and more sheltered po sition.«. NEW GOODS, NEW TRICES, her and NEW STYLES. H AVING just returued from Philadelphia with a stock of goods of great variety of styles and qualities, being selected with an eye single to the tastes and wishes of the people generally. Our stock of Muslins being entirely New, wo can offer great bargains in NEW T0EK MILLS, WAMASUTTA and all leading makes of Bleached Goods. Also, stand.'.rd Blown Muslins, 9-4 and 10-4 .Sheetings. 7 . 0 -\Yv are offering our FALL and WINTER GOODS at Gbeatlt REDUCED PRICES such as Ladles Itress Goods, Shawls. Casslmcres, Balmoral Skirts, I.adlrs' Vests, Gents' Knit Shirts. A LARGE STOCK OF Boots & Shoes, Selling Low, I. all being purchased from manufacturers. ftr~ all WE ASK IS TRIAL, AND SHOW GOODS WITH GREAT PLEASURE. IV AID AIK & BRO. Middletown. Jan 25—ly LUMBER, LUMBER. T HE subscribers offer to the citizens of Middle town and surrounding country their thanks lived, for the very liberal patronage they have and embrace this medium in announcing to all builders and contractors and those in want of Lumber, that they on the most liberal terms. prepared to supply them We have reduced our price, as the market has demanded, and we think that th^'will compare with the city prices, stock is very large, embracing a full assortment « > 6f SPRUCE. HEMLOCK, AND OAK FRAMING STUFF. ALL SIZES. WHITE PINE BOARDS, ■ HEMLOCK " OAK PLANK, WHITE PINE DO. WHITE PINE SIDING. YELLOW PINE FLOORING, HEMLOCK PLASTERING LATHES. SPRUCE AND CYPRESS SHINGLES. PLAIN AND FANCY PICKETING. SASII, DOORS AND BLINDS. lluildiiift Hitnhtare. ASTNAILS AND SPECIALITIES.^? BRICKS, CALCINE PLASTER, LIME & IIAIR. a IIEWE8' PHOSPHATE. PAINTS, OIL, TURPENTINE, VARNISH, DRY JAPAN, GLASS. J. B. FEN 1 MORE k CO., On the Railroad, above the National Hotel. January 25—tf 200 Tons Lehigh Coal, FOR SALE 11 Y E. T. EVANS. 100 Tons Locust. Mountain Coal SALE BV E. T. EYAJTS. 100 Tons Shaxnokin Coal, E. T. EVANS. 200 Bushels Prime Clover Seed, FOR SALE DY KOR SALE BY E. T. EVANS. 50 Bus Prime Timothy Seed* FOR BY E. T. EVANS. 1000 Bus Wilmington Ground Plaster, ron BY E. T. EVANS. Jan 25—tf DR. J. J. VANDERF0RD Graduate of ttir Pmiaylvnula College of DENTAL SURGERY, H AVING located in Middletown, Del. respectfully announces to the public that he is prepared to perform all operations per taining to the practice of DENTISTRY. ARTIFICIAL TEETH Mounted Dental Vul canite, a material superior to metals in its adapt ability and durability. Persons having badly adjusted gold plûtes can have them exchanged for the Vulcanite. Great care will he given to Children's Teeth ; irregularities corrected, and deciduous teeth pre served until the pennuncut one» make their appearance. jP&'A superior Dentifrice constantly on hand. Office seven doors east of the Bank. January 4, 1868—ly ODESSA NURSERIES. W E arc now offering for sale, for Spring Planting, 1868, No. 1 Plants of the BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, GOOSEBERRY, CURRANT and GRAPE VINES, thousand, all of w hich by the dozen, hundred. anted genuine and true to Also, Osage Orange Plants, Asparagus Roots, and Early Goodrich Potatoes. will he w POLK k IIVATT, Odessa, Del. January 25—3m MANSION HOUSE HOTEL, North West Comer Fayette & St. Foul Sts. OPPOSITE BARNUM'B CITY HOTEL, BALTIMORE. Proprietor. Ihsuic Alberston of the most pleasant and /t^This is trai locations in the city. January 4, 1868—ly TO FARMERS. OSAGE ORANGE QUICKS, of Prime Quality, for sale.— ANDREW HUSHABEOK, Middletown, Del. 300,000 Apply I—tf 1 Louisa Muhlbach's Historical Novels. D. APPLETON <$c CO., 443 AND 445 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, H AVE just published, The Empress Josephine. Au Historical Sketch of the Days of Napo leon. 1 vol. 8vo. Paper covers, $1 50; Cloth, $2. Napoleon und the (Juten of Prussia. 1 vol. 8vo. Paper covers, $1 50; doth, $2. The Daughter <f an Empress. 1 vol. 8vo. Il lustrated. Paper covers, $1 50; doth £2. Marie Antoinette and lier Son. 1 vol. 8vo. Paper covers, Si 50; cloth, $2. Joseph //. und II is Court. Translated from the German by Adelaide de V. Chaudron. 1 vol. 8vo. Cloth, $2. Frederick the Great and His Court. Translated from the Uermuii by Mrs. Chapman Coleman and her daughters. lvol.l2mo. 434pp. Cloth, $2. li rlin and S.tns-Souci ; or Frederick the Great and His Friends. 1 vol. 12ino. Cloth, S2. 7'he Merchant of Berlin. Translated from the German by Amory Collin, M. 1). 1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, S2. Frederick the Great and IHs Family. 1 vol. 8vo. Illustrated. Cloth, $2. Isa qf Prussia und Her 'Times. 1 vol. 8vo. Paper covers, $1 50; doth, $2. d Catherine Parr. An Historical . Cloth, $2. 1. Illustrated. Henry VIII. Novel. By L. Mühlbach. 1 vol. 12 PROMINENT CHARACTERISTICS. I. —They are Instructive. "As purely liliriry works, these historical manccs possess a high degree of merit. They read like pi n ai "They Catholic World. plions of the countries histories. correct de und the people described."— lhrald. II.— They are Entertaining. "We regard these books as among the best and most entertaining novels of the day."— Spring - field Republican. "The render is at once fascinated and held spell bound until the volume is completed ."—Free "There is no dull chapter in it. ■ Utica Hi raid. III.— They are Mirrors or the Times. "No without conceding the author's great skill in grasping and delinea ting the clu them. can peruse the hieh figure conspicuously i .•ters "The study which enables the ceurately the emoti •hieh age must be ■ buch shows i thor to deli > and incentives to ate so .,1 nd wo *n of a past and Louisa Muhl •lose and untiring ii nil of her works carries the reader into the vc charaaters represented ."—Syrc perfection which y presence of the se Journal. L IV.—They ark Historically Correct. "Historically cor y of the volume idenee Herald. "Louisa »Mülbach must have carefully and dili gently studied the secrect histories of the times anil countries of •t. and as entertaining as f .Sir Walter Scott."— Prov hieh she w es, and her task d effectively."— Worcester Spy. ovelist lifts labored so fuith »producc a complete picture of past times und events ."—Utica Herald. "No Historical N fully and t •cessfully to V.— They are Original. "It Ii; agreeably surprised ith such constr ders to find : iter ms and knowledge of chi sessos.' '—Public Ledger. Louisa Mühlbach pos ter h succeeding F el adds writer of historic fiction. Mvr. Mumlt's x. y. reputation i Ti VI.—They are full ok Imagination. "She is not only the skillful joiner, but a ncat . "—Christian Witness. • straining after effect, but it is really wonderful how Madame Mundt ges to sustain and increase the interest to the end.' handed nrtizi "There is seldf City Item. "The word-painting of the nnthorcss i ore effective than the best efforts of the State Register. ch engrav ."—///« wa VII.— They Contain An echo' h ok Cov fresher and more working hand of mils of "Scottish history offered antic material the in: Sir M ulti •ott than she find '—En not be found the the German c "There als. ing Gazette. anywhere in human ugniticent, such supera bundant materials for romance, ns clog the chroni cles of the Prussian mid Austri 18tli century. By their dress, their manners, thei modes of thought, their language, tl cli separated fi lived one thousand years t ised. such courts of the ost us as if they had VIII.—Ti aiioi't Emperors, Kings, ani EY TELL Qiecn : We lear her ly how Frederick ot William and Frederick the l at. Joseph the Sec Trenck, the Em alkod and talked in their grand they powdered their hair, llirted, d, Voltaire, Ro an, Ihn press Catherine, roles, hut h and took tea."— Rryislc "The choice of her suhj« s exhibits her ge ick the Great nius. She takes the lime of Frcdct Joseph the Second, for example, and background of the facts which the ch the periods afford, she embroiders the bright aud sombre colors, the light and shade of her fiction, with the skill of u consuinatc artist ."—The Etgle. the I" ivies of IX.— The Sty "The style of this s Interesting. Titer, for purity, perspi sonictliing greatly to be Rations, nmnner cuity, and elegance, i commended. It is free from i uns. and tricks of every kind ."—The Argus. "The translations do justice to the vivid, pi quant style of the original; and the story is full of movement and crowded with instructive and entertaining incident ."—The ChieayuPost. "The interest of the book docs not depend upon its character nor its incident«, Dbng style, but in its general harmony of com position ."—Day Book. its char vet X.— Everybody is Readin "Our people se French Them. have stopped reading :els, and English plained of as dull. Miss. Mühlbach precisely sup plies the public want. "The :oiks •fis of Gl: Mundt : being read by Ti every one." " Muhlbnch's tation, and -•el's have a world-wide repu 'idity, ns fast as is sued from the press ."—Springfield R could icon. "They are winning a wide and deserved pop '—State Journal. ith ulurity in this counti Either of the Novels sent free by mail to any :eipt of price. ad January 18—lm. Middletown Furniture Warerooms. JOSEi'ii ■(. i:\os K EEPS constantly FURNITURE suiluhlc to the hand an assortment of rket, cou sisting of COTTAGE SUITS, BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS, WASH8TANDS, PuJor nn,I IHnlng ltoom Furniture, ifcc. FURXISIIING UNDERTAKER. COFFINS of all kinds and styles ; Metalle Cas kets ; Patent Burial Cases to order. *Jnn.4.tf. Dr. J. EL REGISTE R, DENTIST, ELK TON, MD. North street, two doors above the () FFICE Odd Fellows' Hall. February 8, 1868—tf F». REYYOLDH, Notary Public and Conveyancer, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. D EEDS, Mortgage«. Bonds, Leases, kc. care fully and promptly prepared. Feb 1—tf WRAPPING PAPER, O LD NEWSPAPERS, fifty cents a hundred, for sale at this office. February 1 tf. J U8T received a Herring, to be sold low. Feb 26 lot df Mackerel, Shad and NAPPAT N k BRO. i Delaware Rail Road Line. Spring Arrangement. O N and after MONDAY, March 16th, 1868, Passenger Trains will run as follows, until further notice : NORTH. 11 20 A. M. 11 50 12 10 P. M. 12 35 6 45 A. M. Leave Crisfidd, " Marion, " Kingston, " Westover, " Princess Anne, ' ' Kdcn " Forktown " Salisbury 7 30 1 10 1 30 1 50 2 10 2 25 2 40 8 05 Del Laurel Seaford Bridgevillo Greenwood ington Harrington 7 00 4 06 Felton Plymouth 7 20 4 25 Canterbury 7 20 4 25 Wil. Grove 7 25 4 30 Camden 3 05 8 50 3 25 3 35 V 3 45 9 45 7 15 4 20 7 35 4 40 7 55 4 55 8 05 5 10 8 15 5 15 Dover " ' 1 Moorton " Brenford " Smyrna 8 10 5 10 " Clayton 8 25 5 25 " Sassafras H 8 30 5 30. " Blackbird 8 40 5 40 " Townsend 8 50 5 45 11 Middlcto'n 9 05 6 05 " Mt Pleasant 9 15 6 15 " St Georges 9 30 6 30 " Bear 9 40 6 40 (t New Castle 10 00 7 00 Arrive Wilm. 10 25 7 20 " Phitad'a 11 55 a. m. 9 00 P. M. 11 Baltimore 1 15t*. u 3 15 A. M. 10 25 10 30 10 45 11 20 12 00 M. 12 20 P. M. 1 30 " 3 45 " SOUTH. Leave Pliilad'a 3 30 p.m. 8 30 a.m. 5 00 p.m. " Baltimore 2 15 " Wilm " Newcastle 5 25 • " Bear " St Georges " Mt Pleasant " Middlcto'n 6 15 " Townsend " Blackbird " Sassafras " Clayton Arrive Smv Brenford Moorton Dover 7 25 2 15 5 05 P.M.10 15 6 30 10 40 10 55 11 15 11 25 11 -15 11 55 12 00 m. 12 10 P. M. 8 25 12 15 6 50 7 15 7 30 7 40 8 00 8 10 8 15 6 40 8 30 6 50 I! *5 8 40 L 12 20 12 30 12 50 8 35 8 45 7 10 9 05 C den Wil. G 1 00 1 05 9 20 9 30 9 30 9 35 9 50 <• Canterbury Plymouth Felton Harrington Farmington 1 10 1 10 1 20 1 15 1 ood 2 05 2 15 2 35 Bridgcville Scalbrd Laurel Dclmar Salisbury Fork tow u Kdcn 8 40 3 10 9 30 3 40 3 50 4 00 Princess A 10 00 4 33 4 55 . " Westover " Kingston " Marion Arrive Crisfield 10 5 25 10 45 p. m. 5 45 r. m. New Castle Trains. —L vo New Castle for 7 3d A. M.— Wilmington d Philadelphia ■e Philadelphia 7 00 P. M. and Wilmingt 8 35 P. M. for New Castle. Smyrna Branch Trains.— -Additional to those above leave Smyrna for Clayton 12 00 noon, and 8 10 P. M. Cluvton for Smv A. M. to i a, 8 40 and 11 00 to and al eonneclion from Dover, and Stations South. ith Trains leaving Crisfielil at 6 45 A. M., id Wilmington going South t 5 05 I*. M. will in close connection ith Steamboats to Norfolk and Portsmouth und Express Trai Baltimore. Philadelphia and N will stop on the Delaware Railri principal stations at which «hei Except that Steamboat Trai passengers from Baltimore at they have tickets. Passengers from Delà win Baltimore, and fr road, change cars at X. C. Junction i at Wilmington in afternoon trains are delayed. *1 fr to • York. Tliev ad Line only at time is stated. •South will let oil • station hieh Railroad Li Baltimore to Delaw to î Rail morning, ml night, unless Vs. Q. SEW ALL, Superintendent Delaware R. R. March 14. OltlUIY And History of the Books of the Bible, POTII the Canonical J > what the Bible is to use it. (New Testament.) With Illustrations. By Prof. Culvin E. St thirty ye ciunuti. and other Theological Seminaries, and acknowledged to he one of the best informed Bible students of the age. This work is one of patient research, diligent study, and ri|»c experience, be ing in fact the life work of the author. It will treat of 1. The common popular objec tions to the Bible at the present day. What the Bible is not, wlmt it is, and how to use it. 2. The evidences upon which we receive the Sacred Books, and description of the Ancient Manuscripts of the New Testament, with fac-simile illustrations. 3. Brief Biographies of 100 Ancient Witnesses to the New Testament, whose testimony is most important, much of it cited in this great work. 4. The testimony for the Historical Books, and a full examination, separately, of the four Gospels. 5. The Apocryphal Gospels, and fragments of Gospels supposed to be lost. 6. Modern substitutes for the Gospel History, with an examination of the works of Strauss, Wcissc, Gfrocrcr, Bruno Bauer, F. C. Bauer, Re nan, and Schenc.kcl, intending.to meet the under mining. process with regard to the authority of Scripture, so prevalent at the present day. 7. Acts of the Apostles, the Apocryphal Acts and the fourteen Epistles of Paul. The Catholic and the Apocryphal Epistles. Revelation*of St. John, and the Apocryphal Revelations. 8. The Bible Prophetsund the Classical Oracles contrasted. 9. The Apocryphal Books of the Old Testa ment, and the reason for their exclusion from the Canon. Ifcis a work of real value, not sectarian at all, not eVen Theological, but is just what it purports to be, a History of the Books of the Bible, suffi ciently critical to meet tl# wants of the Professor, the Clergyman and the Student, and yet so sim plified us io be the book needed by every Family ns the Com d Apocryphal, showing j not, what it is, and how e, I). D. for more than s Bibical Professor at Andover, Cin and every Sunday School Teacher panion of the Bible. This hook is new and fresh from the pen of the author, who has long been urged to its preparation by Presidents of Colleges, and leading »Ministers and Scholars of the various christi tions, and has given his best energies to its com denomina plot ion. It contains about 600 pages octavo, printed from new and beautiful clear type, selected pressly for this w portrait of the manuscripts on which the Bible was written, very curious und interesting, and other full page illus trative engravings, all in the highest style of en graving, by the best artists in the country. It is of the most popular hooks ever published. It will he furnished to subscribers in neat and sub stantial Extra English Cloth Binding for the low price of.. Fine Leather Library Binding. Fine English Half Calf Binding.... Sold by subscription only. Those ordering will not he obliged to take the work unless it corresponds with the descriptions in every partic ular. Address ZEIGLER, McCURDY & CO. Publishers, Philadelphia, Pa. Cincinnat, O. k St. Louis, Mo. February 22—4m rork. illustrated with a fine steel auUkir, fuc-similes of the early .$3 50 . 4 00 5 00 LIVERY STABLE. H ORSES AND CARRIAGES for hire at the Stables of L. R. Davis' Middletown Hotel. The horses provided when desired. Terms moderate. Ap ply to Jon. 4.—y. safe, and careful drivers will be TIIOS. MURRAY, At the Stables. E. T. EVANS, COMMISSION MERCHANT, ▲ND DKAALBR IN GRAIN, LUMBER, COAL. BUILDING LIME, BRICKS, HAIR, CEMENT, AGRICl'LTI RAL IMPLEMENTS, TIMOTHY SEEP, CLOVER SEED, LAND and CALCINED BLASTER, LAND LIME, GUANOS, SU PER-P HOSP A TES , &c. OFFICE AXI) WAREHOUSE OPPOSITE DELAWARE It AII» ROAD DEPOT, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. January 4, 1868—tf PENINSULAR MACHINE WORKS. J. THOM A H IS »:i> D , MANUKA CURER OK Hand and Power Corn Shelters, Felton a Triple G cared Horse. Foie McCorkle Gang Flow, Cultivator and Cor Planter, Pennington's Improved Reaper, Buckeye Steel Tooth Self-Delivery Horse Rake, Montgomery's Celebrated Rockatcay Crain Fan, Gale's Lever Cutting Boxes, Ê4T Forgings and Castings of all kinds, fron Failings of a variety of new and beautifulpatterns. Sole Owner of Noblctt's Patent Iron Railing for Yards and Cemetery Lots. Verandah and Porch Railings of vart Patterns. Hitching Post*, Cellar Gradings, Gearing and Mill iroirt. JfiB- Jobbing promptly executed. Orders by ail punctually filled. January *1—tf • MIDDLETOWN STOVE HOUSE. S. W. IGHSI»ltTN, r MAKES pleasure i J- of »Middletown ing to his friends i nil non and su rroundin that the liberal pntronge lie has recei country. I lias in to offer to the public the greatest vu ietv, and best selected stock of Stoves, l.-oth d Heating, ever offered in Middletown, and at prices that cannot fail to please. Amp the assortment are the following duceil hi iking c n g COOK STOVES* NIAGARA, CORAL COOK, and others made ii NOBLE COOK, \VM. PENN, n the city. MONITOR. I.EIllGlI, PARLOR STOVES. BR1I.LI ANT, GAS BURNING BASE, GEM, DEW DROP. UNION AIR TIGHT. OUR PARLOR. Also, SEXTON'S PARLOR HEATERS. Stoves of all kinds suitable for Stores, Offices, Bar-rooms, and School Houses. Also, the Morning Glory and the Oriental, both unsurpassed in beauty and efficiency. They can he seen in operation at the store of the proprietor. All siws of Bar-room Stoves and Tcn-platc Stoves repaired at short nolice. Old Stoves taken i jWSTTIN WARE at wholesale hange. id retail.^-tEC As I have practical workmen employed, I think give satisfaction to all wfio favor me with their work. Particular attention paid to Roof ing and Spouting. S. W. ROBERT«. Middletown, January 4, 1868—ly Marble Hall, the Great Popular Clo thing House. •ROYS' JACKETS, COATS and PANTS, Men's -I X Fine Glotli ('oats, Men's S ick Goat«. Men's English Walking Coats, Men's Fr »Men's Black Pants, Men THE BEST AND FINEST STO CK OF Men's & Boy's Clothing in the City together with a superior stock of Piece Goods Tor Custom Work, at loss than gold rates. Persons visiting the city, who may he i of anything in thu Clothing line, should not fall to visit •h Sack Goats, Fancy Pants. W e hnvc want SMITH, BRO'S. & CO., UCS 2 *Marble Hall Clothing Home, 40 West Bnlttmore Street. Baltimore, Md. Jan 4—1 y WINE AYD Liqi'Oll STORE, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. T HE undersigned take this method of notify ing the public that they have opened a WINE and LIQUOR STORE Middletown, Del. opposite Davis' Hotel, where they have on hand a large and varied as sortment of WINES AND LIQUORS, iii bottles and casks, which they offer on advantageous terms to the purchaser,* at wholesale or retail. ^fcÖ^Also, a fine assortment of choice TOBAC CO AND CIGARS. COCHRAN k DAVIS. Jan. 4— 61110 . Middletown Carriage Works. ESTABLISHED IN 1330. J. HI. COX & 1IRO., Proprietors W E keep constantly on hand and turc to order Carriages of the latest styles and finished in the best manner, nfac re employ none hut first-class workmen and use .only the best material. ^ Repairing executed with neatness and despatch. All work warranted. Jan 4—tf BOOKS FOE WINTEB BEADING. Note.—A ny of the books named below will be forwarded by mail, postage p'uid, on rcciept of the price attached to each. PUBLISHED BY iii;rd & hoi,' g iiton, 459 BROOME STREET*, NEW YORK. 1. TWO THOUSAND MILES ON HORSEBACK. Santa Fe and buck. A Summer 'four through Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and New Mexico, m the Year 1800. By Colonel Jns. F. Mcline. vol. crow " He is I 8vo, price $2. ..... , good traveller, and combining the disciplined mind of a student with the training or an army officer, is well qualified to give un opinion upon what he observes. His inode of travelling lias furnished him with excellent op portunities tor careful observation and with great variety of adventure in the prairie."— Standard, A etc Bedford, Mass. " h is ft lively, descriptive history of the coun try passed through, imparting much valuablo information, mol intikcd a capitol comjmnion to the Across the Contlnct, sod other hooks of in ter-rolitinental travel of the past few veurs."_ Commuuu-mlth, Huston. X 2. FOUR YEARS AMONG THE SPANISIl AMEIUGANS. By Hon. F. llassaurck, lateU.S. Minister Rc«i deut lu the Republic of Ecuador 8vo, price $2. "Ihe subject is full of interest, and we com ntend the volume to our readers a* one of the best ot the year lor information."—/'«»«, Hartford. Connecticut. 1 ' ,. '" lc ' result is a work which for it* wealth of inform..turn, tor its broad spirit of philosophy, is seldom equalled. In style it is graphic and ner vous. lire description of the ascent of Cliimba 18 a fine specimen of vivacious narrative. 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"—Brooklyn Union. pretence, subtle >f description, v I »i ned possessed calmness, \ opinion, the nurruti emotion, 4. YKNKTIAN LIFE. By William Ü. Howells, pirce $2. "Seldom a writer makes so broad and fine k mark with Ins first pen-stroke us Mr. Howells, our laU; accomplished Consul ut Venice, made with His \ endian Life. The critics found so •h to praise in this book that for once ther torgot their avocation and paused to udinire and enjoy instead of hnsteniug to point out the defects and faults. —Liberal Christian. 1 vol. crown 8vo. 5. TI1K TURK AND TIIE GREEK; Or, Creeds, Races, Society, and Scenery in Turkpy and Greece, und the Isles of Greece/ By <5 * u I*■ ' 1 } 1 ' 1. vol. Itimo, price $1.75. If any body wishes a small volume of facile, graceiul. mobile prose, we commend him to these rather miscellaneous, yet i-ntertaiiiiiig pages."— y Independent. 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HOMESPUN; OR, FIVE - AND - TWENTY YEARS AGO. By Thomas Lackland, cloth. $1. 75. "The description of the landscape on day, the country Sabbath, the babbling brook at even-tide, the rich glories of Summer, aud the mellow, softening beauties of autumn, wrought with exquisite skill."— Journal, Albany.. 10. POEMS OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE. By Plucbc Gary. lvol. 16ino. price, $1.50. " We do not otlcn meet with a more satisfac tory and comforting little collection of poems than the unpretending volume just published bv Hurd * Houghton of the Pliutbc Gary's Poems of jjjfl Faith, Hope, and Love. They arc utterances of | ft truly chastened spirit, submissive but not sad, full of hope as well us acquiescence, of patience rather than passiveness.''— Republican, Spring - vol. IGmo. price, in IN For. Bale by all Booksellers. January 25. LEND ME YOUR COUNTENANCE. I F you want a good likeness of yourself oç family call at J. 3VT. HORNING'S, OXE HOOK WEST OF ROBERT'SSTOVE: AXD TIN HOUSE,. 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