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There is many a rest on the rend of life, If we only womld stop to take it; And many a tone from wisdom's voice, If the qaerulons heart would moke it 1 To the sunny soul, that is full of hope, And whose beautiful trust ne'r faileth, for now U grams g man, the Sown« are bright, Though the wintry storm prevaileth. Better to hope, though the clouds hang low, And to keep the eyes ill lifted ; For the sweet blue sky will soon peep through, When the ominous clouds are rifted I There was never a night without a day, Or an evening without a morning ; And the darkest hour as the proven» goes, all accc Dr. Is the hour before the dawning. There is many a gem in the path of life, Which wc pass in our idle pleasures, That is richer far than the-flwcled crown, Or the miser's hoarded It may be thelov« of a II Or a mother's waver* Heaven, a grateful thanks Fora cup of water given Better to weave in the web of life A bright and golden filling, And to God's will bow with a U* ready heart, And hands that are swift and willing ; Than to snap the delicate minute threads Of our curious life asunder, And then blame Heaven for the tangled ends, And sit, and grieve, and wonder ! GRANVILLE WORRELL, a 220 AND 222 MARKET STREET, .Wllmln^tou, Del. AMERICAN, ENGLISH, GERMAN AND FRENCH DRY GOODS. ENGLISH AND AMERICAN. CARPETS and Oil Cloths. CHINA AND CALCUTTA MATTINGS, MATS, RUGS, &c. «fee. W C arc prepared to fill orders for Churches, Hotels, Private Dwellings and Public Build ing, furnishing them complete, including Sheets, Blankets, Counterpanes, Towels, Curtains, Cor nices, Stair Rods, Carpets, Oil Cloths, Damasks, Ac. Orders will be taken and estimates furnished of tbe whole cost, with articles furnished or oth erwise, as parties commencing housekeeping .may prefer. We cannot enumerate even leading depart ments, owing to the extent of our business, but have a full assortment of various lines in DRESS FABRICS, MOURNINGS, WHITE GOODS, FURNISHING GOODS, HOSIERY, FLANNELS, kc. ke. Ac. Our long experience, combined with our inti acquaintance with the largest and Domestic Houses of this mate and extensive and best Importing country give us, we believe, advantages shared by no other house to the same extent in Delaware, and we wish distinctly to state that we are pre pared to sell always as low or lower than Philadel phia Merchants. THE MOTTO OF TOT noUSB CHEAP, PROMPT AND RELIABLE. March 7, 1068— ly SHERIFFALTY. To the Democratic Votera of New Cattle County. Gkntlixen :—I »gain offer myself «a a candi date for the nomination of Sheriff of New Castle county, pledging myself to give a hearty and un divided support to the successful nominee. JAMES ARMSTRONG. Newark, February 22. 1861—tn To tht Voters qf the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Gentlcwcn :—Encouraged by many friends I am induced to offer myself nomination of Sheriff for the county of New Cas tle, plcdgiug myself to abide by the nomination of the Democratic party, and give my heurty sup port to tbe successful candidate. u candidate for the JACOB RICHARDSON. Wilmington, February 22, 1868 —tn DR. J. J. VANDERFORD Graduate of the Pennsylvania College of DENTAL SURGERY, H AVING located in Middletown, Del. respectfully announces to the publie that he is prepared to perform all operations per t&iuing to the practice of DEITIÜTRV. ARTIFICIAL TEETH Mounted Dental Vul canite, a material superior to metals in its adapt ability and durability. Persons having badly adjusted gold plates can have them exchanged for the Vulcanite. Great care will be given to Children's Teeth ; irregularities corrected, nnd deciduous teeth served until the permanent ones make their appearance. pw-k superior Dentifrice constantly Office seven doors east of the Bank/ January 4, 1868—ly hand. DltUG-S & MEDICINES. II. Richmond Cliamberlalnc, MIDDLETOWN, DEL., D EALER in Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals and Patent Medicines. Fancy and Toilet Arti cles, Sponges, Brushes, Perfumery nud »Soaps. Pure Wines aud Liquors for medicinal Lamps, Lamp Fixtures, Shade», Wicks, Clean ers. kc. The latest improvement» in Burners and : Chimney«. Physicians' Prescriptions carefully compounded and orders answered with care and despatch. Physicians and Farmers will find our stock of Medicines complete, Warranted genuine and of the best qnality. Cigars and Tobacco of the best Baltimore ufacture. Store—Maine Street, opposite Davis' Hotel. January 18—ly ma ii POUDRETTE. EIGHTEEN YEARS FAIR TRIAL I rpiIERE U hotter Manure in the market for all kind« of Crop«. Ponoanri at 50 cent« per bnahel, or $16 per ton, delivered nt Railroad and Steamboat Dépota, in Philadelphia. Maan factory—Gray's Road, above the Araenal, Phila delphia ; Peyison'a Farm, Glouceater, N. Jener Wooduury Railroad. " Dianna.—FRENCH, RICHARDS k CO. 4 th and Callow hili streets, Philadelphia, and for sale by 8 and aad Agricultural Implement Dealen ren y. Office —120 Library street, back of the Post Office, Philadelphia. Liberal Duoooit oral! to Dealers. March 14,—2-m B LACKSMITH'S COAL. For sale by B. T. EVANS. April 11, 186«. BENJAMIN F. MAT, COMMISSION MERCHANT, No. T9 South Strut, opposite the fen» Exchange, BALTIMORE, MD. E subacTiber. having beeq, at the head of the [Rate Grain Office, in tlieeity of Baltimore, last five years, tterehpthavlng acquired experience hi the Grain Trade, and lission Business, re of patronage ers of Grain and ignments will at promptness and for fed in a General 0« tactful I, solicit a tulturista and For* • the city. Such < be attended to wi|_ and returns of the highest pHcSgipad«. ing now from all til accc a UTHORIZID UtlRXNCES: Ex-Governor Bradford, of Maryland, □frf. E. H. Webster, Collector of Baltimore, p. Edward Shriver, Postmaster, of Baltimore, Hon. John M. Frasier, Baltimore. Hon. Hiram McCullough, M. G., of Cecil county. Hon. Alexander Evans, of 11 " Hon. George Vicekers, of Kent " Col. Edwin Wilkins, of " " Col. James Wallace, of Dorchester " Dr. Francis P. Phelps, of ** " Col. Wm. H. Purnell, of Worcester " Hon. Alfred Ink and A Spates, of Allegany " John V. L. Eindlav, Esq., of Washington " Messrs. Clabaugh <k Harris, of Carroll " Maddox, of St. Mary'« " Hon. G. Fred. Hon. Richard Mackall, of Calvert " U* Vanderford, Esq., Middletown, Delaware. January 4, 1868—6m DR. MUSGROVE, DENTIST. ELKTON, MARYLAND, /~YFFICE—Opposite the Presbyterian Church. v_/ Teeth Extracted without Pain by the use of Nitrous Oxid* Gab ; or by the latest improvement —the Spray Producer, formed by Rigoline or Ether. This Narcotic Spray is used where sensitive teeth are to be excavated preparatory to filling. Also, for painless removal of the Dental Pulp, and for minor surgical operations. ARTIFICIAL TEETH inserted, from one to a full set. Persons from a distance desiring protracted operations will please notify by mail, or other wise, thereby saving disappointment and loss of time. Tooth Powder and Mouth Wash keptfjconstautlv on hand; also, Dr. J. D. White's Dentine. THOMAS H. MUSGROVE, D. D. S. Elkton, Md., January 18, 18G8—ly MIDDLETOWN HOTEL. L. R. DAVIS, Proprietor. T HIS well-known and popular establishment is «till-the favorite resort of the travelling public. The proprietor spares no pains to insure the cQmfort of his guests. A well-furnished TA BLE, the choicest bruuds of LIQUORS, CIGARS and TOBACCO; his acknowledged r rience as attentive waiters, reliable hostlers and moderate charges, will, he feels assured, secure to him a continu ance of the liberal JET* HORSES A found on sale at his Stables, during the proper season ; \md persons in want of such stock readily supply themselve terms. ' - patronage of the publie. ND MULES are alwuys to be accommodating Jan. 4— 6 mo. JOB PRINTING. Having received a large supply of beautiful type, we are prepared to do Job Work of every description, from the finest and most delicate card, to the largest and most showy poster. y and ORDERS for CARDS, CIRCULARS, BLANKS, PROGRAMMES, DEEDS, MORTGAGES, FUNERAL NOTICES, BALL TICKETS, BANK CHECKS, PROMISSORY NOTES, BILL-HEADS, ENVELOPES, PAMPHLETS, HANDBILLS, POSTERS, HORSE BILLS, Ac. Ac. will be promptly attended to, at moderate rates. Printing done in Gold, Biionz*, and all kinds of Fancy Color«. BEND YOUR ORDERS TO The Transcript Office MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Jan 25—tf LEND ME YOUR C0UNTENAN0E, I F you want a good likeness of yourself fumily call at or J. M. HORNING'S, ONE DOOR WEST OF ROBERT'S STOVE AND TIN DOUSE. Middletown, Mel., where you will get pictures from the beautiful little Pearl Ferrotype to the life-size Photograph. All who wish a correct likeness of themselves or friends should embrace this opportunity and call at once. Particular attention paid to copying daguerro types or ambrotypes of deceased persons into card or large size Photographs. A proff will be shown before the pictures are finished. A good assortment of Rustic and other Frames on bund. It will afford us pleasure to have you call and examine specimens. January 4—tf ; J. M. HORNING. The Excelsior Stump Extractor, * MANUFACTURED BY AVIS & THOMPSON, PENNSGROVE, Salem County, N. J. T HIS Machine, as the name indicates, is equal, and in many respect* surpasses all others 1st. Is equal in power. 2d. Superior iu portability; can be moved easi two men from one stump to another, in simplicity; can be mude by any Farmer, assisted by a blacksmith. 4th. Superior in quick action ; can take up more stumps iu one day than any other puller now in use. now iu ly by 3d. Superior of 5th. Lower in price ; they are sold so low' that y person having stumps can afford Price, made in a substantial manner, $ 20 . Individual rights $ 6 . All orders promptly attended to. Machines delivered at steamboat railroad free of charge. ii nn Mar 7—lm First Class Boarding House. NO. 76 SHARP STREET. " th , , . BALTIMORE. LocatrA one .quart from the B. anil O.R.R. Depot and thru .quart from the Eastern Shore Steamboat Wharf. M RS. GUST AVUS WRIGHT, late of Chcster town, Kent county, Maryland, informs her friends and the public generally that she will ac commodate, on reasonable terms, Transient, Per manent and Table boarders. Jan. 4.—y. FOR SALE. I nAVE for Sale about 50,000 No. 1 OSAGE ORANGE Quicks. Apply to R. B. OOCHRAN. April 11-tf BOOKS, STATIONERY, T for and on VARIETY STORE. )OL BOOKS and Miscellaneous Works, )lo 8 , Prayer Books and Hymn Hooks, BOOKS, in various styles of binding, randum and Pass Books. Tuck, Stationery of all kinds. Photograph Albums, Work Boxes, Fancy Boxes, Writing Desks, Ladies' Satchels, Pocket Books, Port Folios, Purses, Porttnonaies, Sogar f^nscs, Picture Frames, Tassels aud Cords, Look ing Glasses. Back Gammon Boards, CHESS & CHECKER MEN, > GAMES OP ALL KINDS. ni ; Rubber Pencils and Penholders, Writing Fluid Ink Stands, Pocket Cutlery, Rogers' Scissors, Sleeve Button*, Studs. Breast Pins, Finger Rings Spectacles, Violin Strings, Combs, Brushes, Nail Bunds, Watch Keys, and Tooth Brushes, G Key Rings, aud Puff Boxes. A Fine Anortment of Colgate & Co'». Soap, PHALON S NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS, Wright's and Taylor's Superior Extracts, Pomades, Hair Oils, and Dental Soap, of the first quality. GENT'S FURNISHING GOODS. Neck Ties of various styles. Bismarck Collars, Gloves, Hose, Handkerchiefs, Cuffs, Wristlets, Ac. Ac. Segars. Tobacco Pipes, Meerschaums, and To bacco Pouches. Lamps, Lamp Chimneys, Wicks and Coal Oil. DEALER IN NEWSPAPERS— • New York Ledger, Harper's Weekly, Bazaar and Magazine. Frank Leslie, Chimney Corner, Weekly, Boys und Girls Weekly, Gleason's Literary Companion. Godey's, Peterson's, Atlantic, Arthur's, Galaxy and Mm'e.Demorcst's Magazines. ßS&'A large variety of Fancy Articles. Call and examine, ut D. L. DUNNING'S, Corner of Main and Scott streets, Middletown, Del. Jan 4.—3mo. CHEAP DRY GOODS. Andrew E. Crow & Co. W OULD respectfully inform the citizens of Middletown and surrounding country thut they have commenced the Dr^ Goods Business at 'JOT market St. Wilmington, Del. where they intend to keep a large rfhd well selected stock of FOREIGN & DOMESTIC DRY GOODS, such as Merinoes, Poplins, Alpacas & Coburgs, BOTH BLACK AND COLORED. We would call special atteution to our stock of Table and Shirting Linens, BLEACHED AND UNBLEACHED MUSLINS, CALICOES AND DOMESTICS. A FULL LINE OF CLOTHS AND CASSIMERES, FOR MEN AND BOYS' WEAR. ^ Please call und examine our stock and prices before purchasing. QUICK SALES & SMALL PROFITS. DO NOT FORGET THB NUMBER, »or MARKET STREET, Wilmington, Del. ANDREW E. CROW k CO. January 25—ly TO TIIE READEKS OF The Middletown Transcript. A WELL KNOWN wit once said : Clothes do not make the but they do very much to make him look respectable alter he is made. î always apt to judge others by their ex ternal appearance, and justly so, for neatness of person is just as much the characteristic of u gen tleman as a high sense of honor or unquestionable veracity ; in this view therefore, it helioov rory not only to procure good clothing hut to have it made in the most elegant and fashionable shape, and we know of no establishment in town which better insures these desirable qualities than WILDES' STAR CLOTHING HALL, Street, Middletown, Del. N. B.—Cloths, Cassimeres and Vestings kept constantly on hand und made to order. January 25 O-OLD MEDAL PIANOS AND PARLOR ORGANS. STIEF'S PIANOS,—TIIE BEST NOW MADE. G OLD MEDAL for the best Pianos manufac tured has been awarded for the Vear 1867 to CHARLES M.STIEFF, examined and pronoun ced by ihc best Professors in Baltimore to he the BEST PIANOS, and were in competition with Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York Pianos. »Stieft 's Pianos contain improvements that are not to be in other instruments, and at his extensive Factory nnd out pf the best soned material, nnd w all nmde ■ ted for five years. Call and exuminc for yourselves. They are sold at lower prices than any other house. SECOND HAND PIANOS from $50 to $300. Also, PARLOR ORGANS for sale cheap at STIEFF'S, No. 7 North Liberty »Street, January 4, 1868. Baltimore. FRANCIS TARONI R ESPECTFULLY informs bis friends and the public generally, that he has recently located on the north-east corner of Broad and Lake streets, Middlctow kinds of and is prepared to do all House and Sign Painting, Graining, Chinn Glossing, Calceraining, Paper Hanging. Ac. All work done with neatness and despatch. He invites the public to give him a call, as he flutters himself that he will be able give satisfac tion to all who favor him with their custom. All orders will be thankfully received and promptly attended to. January 11— 6 m NOTICE. T HE .Stockholders of the Middletown Hall Co. arc hereby notified that an instalment of One Dollar per «hare upon the Capital »Stock, will be due and payable to John R. Hall, Monday, May 4th, 1868. By order of the Board, March 21. Treasurer, J. TIIOS. BUDD, See. J. Thomas Budd, 1VT ANUFACTURER and Dealer In Agricultural Machinery, ftteam Engines, Belting, Oils, Circular Saws and Tools of everv description, at city price«. * j Än 4 LUMBER. LUMBER. T HE subscribers offer to the citizens of Middle town and surrounding country their thauks for the very liberal patronage they nave received, and embrace this medium in announcing to all builders and contractors and those in want o Lumber, that they arc prepared to supply them on the most liberal terms. We have reduced our price, as the market has demanded, and we think that they will compare with the city prices. Our stock is very large, embracing a full assortment ni 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. Sash, doors and blinds. Building Hardware, AGNAILS AND SPECIALITIES.^ BRICKS, CALCINE PLASTER, LIME & HAIR. HEW ES' PHOSPHATE. PAINTS, OIL, TURPENTINE. VARNISH, DRY JAPAN, GLASS. J. B. FENIMORE k CO., On the Railroad, above tbe National Hotel. January 25—tf The Knickerbocker Mutual Life In surance Company of New York, ACCUNIULiATED C ASH ASSETS FOR THE SECURITY OF POLICY HOLDERS, $3,500.000, Policies Issued, 1867; Income for Paid to Widows and Orphans of Deceased Members, Amoust of Insurance Covered by Policies, 10.3000 $ 2 , 000,000 $300,000 $50,000,000 NO RESTRICTION ON RESIDENCE OR TRAV EL.—ALL POLICIES ARE NON FORFEITABLE. Y BAR, OVER Premiums can be paid all in cash, or A PREMIUM NOTE CAN BE GIVEN FOR ONE IIALF, IF DESIRED. The G'ompanj' Is mutual In Its l*lan of Operations. B ENJAMIN FRANKLIN, SAYS.—"A Policy of Life Insurance is the cheapest anil safest mode of making a certain provision for one' family." Life Insurance, has the approbation of Cler gymen, Statesmen, Lawyer's Physicians, Mer chants Ac. Get your Life Insured without delay, Life is uncertain and full of contingencies. ALFRED G. COX Jan 18—6m , Agent, Middletown, Del. ORIGIN And History of the Books of the Bible, B OTH the Canonical and Apocryphal, showing what the Bible is not, what it is, und how to use it. (New- Testament By Prof. Calvin E. Stowe, thirty years Bihical Professor at Andovc cinnati, and other Theological Seminaries, and acknowledged to be one of Wie best informed Bible students of the age. This work is one of patient research, diligent study, and ripe 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, what it is, and how to use it. •idences 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 i 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 he lost. 6 . Modern substitutes for the Gospel History, w ith an examination of the works of .Strauss, Weisse, Gl'roerer, Bruno Bauer, F. C. Bauer, Re j and Schcnckel, intending to meet the under mining process with regard to the authority of .Scripture, so prevalent at the present da}'. 7. Acts of the Apostles, the Apocryphal Acls and the fourteen Epistles of P .) With Illustrations. D. D. for more than Cin 2. The most of The Catholic and the Apocryphal Epistles. Revelation of St. John, and the Apocryphal Revelations. 8 . The Bible Prophets and the Classical Oracles contrasted. i). The Apocryphal Books of the Old Testa ment, and the reason for their exelusion from the a work of real value, not sectarian at all, not even Theological, hut is just what it purports to be, a History of the Books of the Bible, suffi ciently critical to meet the wants of the Professor, the Clergyman and the Student, and yet plified as to he the book needed by and every Sunday School Teacher panion of the Bible. This book is new and fresh from the pen of the author, who hus long been urged to its preparation by Presidents of Colleges, and leading .Ministers and Scholars of the various Christian denomina tions, and has given his best energies to its com pletion. It contains about 600 pages octavo, printed from new and beautiful clear type, selected ex pressly for this work, illustrated'with a fine steel portrait of the author, fao-similes of the early manuscripts on which the Bible was written, very curious and interesting, and other full page illus trative engravings, all in the highest style of graving, by the best artists in the country. It is of the most popular hooks ever published. It will be furuished to subscribers in neat ahd sub stantial Extra English Cloth Binding for the low priue of.. Fine Leather Library Binding.. Fine English Half Calf Binding Sold by subscript' it i ery Family s the Com en $3 50 4 00 5 00 only. Those ordering will uot be obliged to take the work unless it corresponds with tbe descriptions in every partic ular. Address ZEIGLER, McCURDY A CO. Publishers, Philadelphia, Pa. Cincinnat, O. A St. Louis, Mo. February 22—4iu PRINCE ALBERT, T niS celebrated Cunudinn Stullion will stand for Mares, the ensnsm. (TgjMcL. season. Insurance. —One colt $ 20 , twojB^Si colts $18 each, three colts $16 each, four colts $14 each, five or more colts $12 each. JAMES T. SHALLCROSS. March 14—3m of GEOROE GRAY, ATTORNEY AT LAW A ND SOLICITOR in CHANCERY, New Castle, Delaware. January 18—3m at James U. Frazer, N. D. OLA 8 GOW, DEL. O FFERS his professional services to the public. Office at the residence of R. M. Blaor S«q. Jan. 4—y. Louisa Muhlbach'a Historical NotoIb. D. APPLETON A CO., 443 AND 445 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, H AVE just published, The Empress Josevhine. An Historical Sketch of the Days of Napo leon. 1 vol. 8 vo. Paper covers, $1 60; Cloth, §2. Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia. 1 vol. 8 vo. per covers, $1 60; cloth, $ 2 . The Daughter of an Empress. 1 vol. 8 vo. U lustrated. Paper covers, $1 60; cloth $2. Marie Antoinette and Her Son. 1 vol. 8 vo. Paper covers, $1 50; cloth, $ 2 . Joseph II. and His Court. Translated from the German bj' Adelaide de V. Chaudron. 1 vol. 8 vo. Cloth, $2. Frederick the Great and His Court. Translated from the German by Mrs. Chapman Coleman and her daughters. lvol.l2mo. 434pp. Cloth, $2. Berlin and Sans-Souci ; or Frederick the Great and His Friends. 1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, $2. Translated from the 1 vol. 12 mo. The Merchant of Berlin. German by Amory Coffin, M. D. Cloth, $2. Frederick the Great and His Family. 1 vol. 8 vo. Illustrated. Cloth, §2. Louisa of Prussia and Her Times. 1 vol. 8 vo. Illustrated. Pupcr covers, $1 50; cloth, $2. Henry VIII. and Catherine Parr. An Historical Novel. By L. Muhlbach. 1 vol. 12mo. Cloth, $2. PROMINENT CHARACTERISTICS. I. —They aiie Instructive. "As purely literary works, these historical ro mances possess a high degree of merit. They read like genuine histories ."—Catholic World. "They are correct descriptions of the countries aud the people described."— Herald. II. —They are Entertaining. "We regard these books ns among the best and most entertaining novels of the day."— Spring field Republican. "The reader is at once fascinated and held spell bound until tbe volume is completed." "There is no dull chapter in it.— Utica Herald. —Free HI.— They are Mirrors of the Times. "No peruse them without conceding the author's great skill in grasping and delinea ting the characters which figure conspicuously in them. "The study which enables the author to deline ate so action which moved men and women of a past age must be close ami untiring, and Louisa Mühl bach shows in all of her works a perfection which carries the reader into the very presence of the characters represented.' ' —Syracuse Journal. •urately the emotions and incentives to IV.— They are Historically Correct. "Historically correct, and many of the volumes of Sir Walter Scott." idence Herald. "Louisa Mulbaeh must have carefully and dili gently studied the anil countries of which she writes, and her task is done well and effectively."— Worcester Spy. "No Historical Novelist bus labored so faith fully and picture of past times aud events ."—Utica Herald. entertaining as •reet histories of the times •ccssfully to reproduce complete V.—They t Original. "It 1ms agreeably surprised readers to find a nc\twriter with such constructive genius and knowledge of character as Louisa Mühlbach pos sesses ."—Public Ledger. "Each reeding novel adds tn*Mrs. Mundt's reputation as a writer of historic fiction.— N. Y. Ti VI. —They are full of Tm; "She is not only the skillful joiner, but a neat handed artisan ."—Christian Witness. : is seldom any straining after effect, but it is really wonderful how Madame Mundt ges to sustain und increase the interest to the end ."—City Item. • "The word-painting of the authoress is much more effective than the best efforts of the engrav er ."—Illinois State Register. iATIQN. "The man i VII. — They Contain Anecdotes of Courts. "Scottish history offered romantic material to the magic working hand of Sir Walter Scott than she finds in the annals of the German courts ."—Evening Gazette. "There are not be found ahywhere in human annals, unused, such magnificent, such supera bundant materials for romance, as clog the chroni cles of the Prussian and Austrian courts of the 18th century. By their dress, their manners, their modes of thought, their language, they most as much separated from us lived one thousand y VIII. —They till about Emperors, Kings, Queens. "We learn from her not only how Frederick William and Frederick the Great, Joseph the Sec ond, Voltaire, Rousseau, Baron Trenck, the Em press Catherine, walked and talked in their grand roles, but how- they powdered their hair, flirted anil took tea."— Register. "The choice of her subjects exhibitis her ge nius. She takes the time of Frederick the Great, Joseph the Second, for example, and upon the background of the facts which the chronicles of the periods afford, she embroiders the bright and sombre colors, the light and shade of her fiction, with the skill of uconsumato artist."— The Eagle. IX. —The .Style is Interesting. "The style of this writer for purity, perspi cuity, and elegance, is something greatly to he commended. It is lice from imitations, manner isms, 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 ~ e vcment and crowded fresher and more of of arc al if they had ago."— Observer. AND Of is It , 'ith instructive and entertaining incident ."—The ChicayoPost. i lie interest ot the book does not depend upon its character nor its incidents, nor yet on its char ming style, but in its general harmony of com position ."—tDay Book. X.—Everybody is Reading tiif.m. "Our people seem to have stopped reading French novels, and English works are com plained of as dull. Miss. Mühlbach precisely sup plies the public want. "The every " Muhlbneh's novel's have a world-wide repu tation, and are read with avidity, as fast as is sued from the press ."—Springfield Reoublican. " They are winning a wide and deserved ularity in this country ."—State Journal. 'eels of dura Mundt arc being rend bv ."—Tima. 1 Either of the Novels sent free by mail to ndpress on receipt of price. January 18—lm. any Middletown Furniture Warerooms. JOSEPH II. ENOS K EEPS constantly on hand an assortment o FURNITURE suitable to the market sisting of ton COTTAGE SUITS, BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS, WASnSTANDS, Parlor and Dining Room FurnltiA*, Ac. 50 00 00 it FURNISHING UNDERTAKER. COFFINS of all kinds and styles ; Metal ic Cas kets; Patent Burial Cases to order . Jan. 4 .tf. Dr. J. E. REGISTER DENTIST, ELKTON, MD. O FFICE on North street, two door« above the Odd Fellows' Hall. February 8 , 1868—tf MANSION HOUSE HOTEL, North West Corner Fayette & St. Paul Sts. OPPOSITE BARNU»r& CITY HOTKL, BALTIMORE. lauuc Alberaton ^W'This is one of the most pleasant and tral locations in the city, January 4 , 1868—ly Proprietor. cen J UST received a new lot of Mackerel, Shad and Herring, to be sold low. Feb 28 NAUDAIN A BRO, E. T. EVANS, COMMISSION MERCHANT, AMD DKAALIB IN GRAIN, LUMBER, COAL, 1 in 1 of BUILDING LIME, BRICKS, HAIR, CEMENT, AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, TIMOTHY SEED, CLOVER SEED, LAND and CALCINED PLASTER, LAND LIME, 2 8 GUANOS, of SUPER-PHOSrATES, Ac. OFFICE AND WAREHOUSE opposite DELAWARE RAII. ROAD DEPOT, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. January 4, 1868—tf 3. PENINSULAR MACHINE WORKS. J. TIIOMAS DIIDD, MANUFACUUER OF Hand and Poiccr Corn Shellers, Helton's Triple G cared Horse Powers, McCorkle Gang Plow, Cultivator and Corn Planter, Pennington's Improved Reaper, Buckeye Steel Tooth Self-Delivery Horse Rake, Montgomery' s Celebrated Rockaway Grain Fan, Gale's Lever Cutting Boxes, HOT Forgings and Castings of all kinds, Iron « Railings of a variety of new and beautiful patterns. Sole Owner of Noblett's Patent Iron. Railing for Yards and Cemetery Lots. Verandah and Porch Railings of various Patterns. Hitching Posts, Cellar Gratings, Gearing and Mill Work. JFff" Jobbing promptly executed. Orders by mail punctually filled. January 4—tf MIDDLETOWN STOVE HOUSE. S. W. ROBERTS, ^l^AKES pleasure in announcing to his friends A of Middletown and surroundiug country, that the liberal patronge he has duced him to oiler to the public the greatest va riety, and best selected stock of Stoves, both Cooking and Heating, ever offered in Middletown, and at prices tlmt cannot fail to please. Among the assortment are the following received has in COOK STOVES. NIAGARA, CORAL COOK, and others made in the city. PARLOR STOVES. BRILLIANT, DEW DROP, GAS BURNING BASE, UNION AIR TIGHT, GEM, , 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 be seen in operation at the store of the proprietor. All sizes of Bar-room Stoves and Ten-plate Stoves repaired at short notice. Old Stoves taken in exchange. jöflrTIN WARE at wholesale and retail.*^ 2 ^ As I have practical workmen employed, I think I can give satisfaction to all who favor me with their work. Particular attention puid to Roof ing and Spouting. NOBLE COOK, WM. PENN, MONITOR, LEHIGH, S. W. ROBERTS. Middletown, January 4, 1868—ly Marble Hall, the Great Popular Clo thing House. B OYS' JACKETS, COATS nnd PANTS, Men's Fine Cloth Coats, Men's Sack Coats, Men's English Walking Coats, Men's French Snek Coats, Men's Black Pants, .Men s Fancy Pants. Wc have THE BEST AND FINEST STOCK OF Men's & Boy's Clothing in the City together with a superior stock of Piece Goods Tor Custom Work, at less titan gold rates. Persons visiting the city, who mav be in wnnt of anything in tho Clothing line, should not fail to visit SMITH, BRO'S. & CO., TtyZSr*Marble Hall Clothing House , 40 West Baltimore Street. Baltimore, Md. Jan 4—1 y WINE AND LIQUOR STORE, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. T HE undersigned take this method of notify ing the public that they have opened a WINE and LIQUOR STORE In Middletown, Del. opposite Davis' Hotel, where they have on hand a large and varied as sortment of WINES AND LIQUORS, in bottles and casks, which they offer on advantageous terms to the purchaser, at wholesale or retail. .*3âr Also, u fine assortment of choice TOBAC CO AND CIGARS. COCHRAN A DAVIS. Jan. 4— 6 mo. Middletown Carriage Works. ESTABLISHED IN 18S0. J. M. COX a BRO., Proprietor*. W E keep constantly on hand and manufac ture to order Carriages of the latest styles and finished in the best nsnin r * . a. . . we employ none but first-class workmen and use onlv the best material. J , Repairing executed with neatness and despatch. AH work warranted. Jan i —tf BOOKS FOR WINTER READING. Not*.— -Any of the books named below will t* forwarded by mail, postage paid, on recieptof tha price attached to each. PUBLISHED BY 11I RD A HOUGHTON. 459 BROOME STREET, NEW YORK. 1 TWO THOUSAND MILES ON HORSEBACK, Santn Fe and back. A Summer Tour through Kansas, Nebrnska, Colorado, and New Mexico, in the Year 1866. By Colonel Jna. F. Melina. 1 rol. crown 8 vo, price $ 2 . "He is a good traveller, and combining tha disciplined mind ofu student with the training of Iin nrmy officer, is well qualified to giro opinion upon what ho observes. His mode of travelling hus furnished hi an with excellent-op portunities for careful observation and w ith great variety of adventure in the prairie."— Standard. New Bedford, Mass. " It is a lively, descriptive history of the coun try passed through, imparting much valuable information, and makes a capital companion id the Across the Continct, and other books of in ter-continental travel of the past few years. "-*» Commonwealth, Boston. 2 . FOUR YEARS AMONG THE SPANISH» AMERICANS. By Hon. F. Hassaurek, latcU.S. Minister Resi dent to the Republic of Ecuudor. 8 vo, price $ 2 . "The subject is full of interest, and we com mend the volume to 1 vol. crowu readers ns of the year for information ."—P Connecticut. "The result is a work which for its wealth of information, for its broad spirit of philosophy, is seldom equalled. In style it is graphic and ner Thc description of the ascent of Chiraba is a fine sjiecimcn of vivacious narrative, while the portraiture of »Spanish-Ainericau char acter and life country, is minute, and evidently faithful."— Erpress, Albany. one of the best , Hartford t vous displayed in the ci tir» and th. 3. ITALIAN JOURNEYS. By William 1). llowells, Author of Venetian Life. "Since the days of Montaigne and Lord Her bert of Clicrbury ( not to mention James Howell again ) tertuining accounts of his journey than our coua , Mr. Howells, whose Venetian Lifa we noticed some mouths ago."— Commonwealth, Bos ton. 8 vo., price $ 2 . vol. c traveller iu Italy has written mote en try *• There is in all Mr. Howells writes afreshae«« and sincerity, a quiet and perfect renunciation of pretence, a subtle and strong humor, a liveline»« of description, combined with a grave and self possessed calmness, which make the expression of opinion, the narration of fact, the utterance of emotion, or the bubbling out of un irrepressible sense of the ludicrous alike charming. There is no writer of travels in our day so simple^ sincere, enjoyable, aud profitable ."—Brooklyn Union. 4. VENETIAN LIFE. By Willium D. Howells. 1 vol. crown 8 vo. pirn; $ 2 . "Seldom n writer makes so broad and fine a mark with h'S first pen-stroke as Mr. Howells, our lute accomplished Consul at Venice, made with his Venetian Life. The critics found so much to praise in this book that for once they forgot their uvocnlion und paused to udtuire and enjoy instead of hastening to point out the defect« und faults ."—Libtral Christian. 5. THE TURK AND THE GREEK ; Or, Creeds, Races, Society, and Scenery in Turkey and Greece, and the Isles of Greece.' «7 S. G. \\ . Benjamin. 1. vol. lbuio, price $1.75. " If anybody wishes a small volume of facile, graceful, mobile prose, we commend him to these rather miscellaneous, yet cutcrtuining pages."— Netc Yury Independent. " The style of this book is that of an easy nar rative, the sympathies «re those of a* right minded American, and the predictions are shared in common with intelligent observers every were ."—Brooklyn Union. "The author s account of Greece is not flatter ing, but no doubt it is true ."—Baltimore Ejnseo pal Methodist. G. THE DIARY OF A MILLINER. By Belle Otis. 1 vol. 16mo, price $1. 25. "The diary is apparently truthfully written ; it indicates some very queer facts for the reformer and economist, some phases of familiar experience, of which a popular novelist might well avail him self, and is a memoir of u kind of life about which iny jieople know little."— Transcript, Boston. " A smart milliner could tell many a line story. A smart milliner is " Belle Otis," uml that is just what she does. Her narrative has all the viva city and piquancy which belongs to woman. Now it sends a keen shaft, and then follows a sally of exquisite humor ."—Albany Express. 7. THE OPEN POLAR SEA. A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery toward the North Pole, in the schooner United States, By Dr. Isaac 1. Hayes, Commander of the Ex pedition. Embellished with six full-page illus trations, drawn by Darley, White, und others, from Dr. Hayes' Sketches, three full-page charts, twenty-eight vignettes, and u fine portrait of tbe author, engraved on steel. 1 vol. 8 vo., price, cloth, $3.75; half calf, $ 6 . "lie has culled the most significant facts, the most picturesque scenes the uiost dramatic and pathetic .incidents from this diurnal record and woven them into a consecutive, pleasing, and im pressive history ."—Boston Transcrij/t. 8 . OLD ENGLAND: Its Scenery, Art, and People. By James M. lloppiu, Professor in Yale College, price, $ 2 . " It pleasantly revives our choicest memories of England, and suggests motives aud means for a more enjoyable and instructive sojourn than pid countrymen usually devote to the land of their fathers."— Transcript, Boston. 9. HOMESPUN; OR, FIVE - AND - TWENTY YEARS AGO. By Thomas'Lackland. 1 vol. 16mo. price, in cloth, $1. 75. " The description of the landscape on a ralay day, the country Sabbath, the babbling brook at even-tide, the rich glories of Summer, and the mellow, softening beauties of autumn, are wrought with exquisite skill."— Journal, Albany. 10. POEMS OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE. By Phoebe Cary. 1 vol. 16wo. price, $1. 50. " Wc do uot often meet with a more satisfac tory and comforting little collection of poeme than the unpretending volume just published by Hurd * Houghton of the Phoebe Cary's Poems of Faith, Hope, and Love. They are utterances of a truly chastened spirit, submissive but not sad full ot ho|)c as well as acquiescence, of patience rather than passiveness.' —Republican, Spring field. r 9 1 vol. 16mo. For sale by all Booksellers. January 25. ODESSA NURSERIES. W E arc now offering for »tic. for Spring Planting, 1868, No. I Plant« of the BLACKBERRY, RASPBERRY, STRAWBERRY, GOOSEBERRY, CUKRANT and GRAPE VINES'. by the dozen, hundred, or thousand, all of whieK will he warranted genuine nnd true to name Also, Osage Orange Plants, Asparagus Root*, and Early Goodrich Potatoes. *** POLK A HYATT, Odessa, Del. January 25—3m CHARLES BALLIARD, BUCCSSSOg TO CHARLES BOURQUIN, Broad Strebt, Middletown, Del. VAfATCHES Carefully Repaired, and V V Jewelry of all descriptions neatly mended, with care and dispatch. 7 March 14.—2m. .1^ SSn ,VE "" A fr " h ,ot of MACKEREL i ,A EIU! , IN0 ' » nd MESS SHAD, in barrels, half barrels, quarters nnd kitte. For sale at the lowest market rate*. M«reh 21 . A J. A. REYNOLDS k SONS.