"SEU and Humor.
Faying for Luxuries.
TUB WRONG MAN TIED TO TUB WHIPPING
Some years ago, one Ike Jewel, a na
tive of Vermont, picked up his traps,
started off ou u peddling tramp, and final
ly brought up iu Helena, State of Arkan
Now it happened that on the very day
Mr. Jewel arrived in town, a fellow had
been arrested for negro stealing and plac
ed in the old log jail, preparatory to re
ceiving tbs penalty of fifty lashes for the
«ffence. Tue juil beiug insecure there
was a patrol a la Horse Guards to protest
it, aud the prisoner, haring a tings of
Jack Shepherd's blood in hia veins, man
aged to escape, slid of course flew by
night, after the manner of the witches iu
when the Sheriff went next morning, in
all the dignity of oificial pride, to admin
ieler the punishment, he was both
prised and indignaut to find his man tun
"Ah, this-won't do." said the dignitary
biting his lip, aud looking poniards at the
ander-aheritf, a carroty-headed deputy,
with a pumpkin-headed beard of a week'«
growth. " We must set spies about for
hint, aud have him re-apprehended at
Thu consequence was that
Seouls were immediately dispatched
alt sides, all of whom had seen the man
ou trial, aud knew his face, and as the
sheriff's ebenerer was hugely "riz," their
orders wore uncompromisingly stringent.
Now it happened, from some strange
and unfortunate cause, that the newly
rived peddler was the very image—the
regular "Corsican Brother"— tira Siamese
trill of tho fugitive culprit, and, as he
was buttering a pancake at breakfast next
morning a large, strong man, with an of
fici I grin, tapped him geDtly on tho
"Well," said the Yankee, "what's the
••I want you, Mist6r," the »an briefly
"Ye-es—due you want me? I a'pose
you have hcaro' of my having cum tue
Iswu with my everlastin' aud all sortin'
inventions. You're wide awake I see for
coming afore anyone else."
' Curse your inventions," said the of
ficial. The sheriff wants you immediate
ly. You thought to escape us did you ?
"Sheriff—escape! Luke a-here, crit
tur, what on earth do you mean ?"
"Mean for you to come along with mo
without another word."
And so saying, he dragged tho peddler
out of the room. On the way he learned
tho circumstances of his arrest, and al
though he protested and sworo he was not
the man, the likeness was too strong fur
Tho sheriff advised him for the good of
his country and the lienor of bis friends,
if he had any, not to tell such "dredful
lies," but quietly submit to the punish
ment. The consequence was he was tied
to the whipping-pnst, and the sheriff pre
pared to render iu the dreariest manner
"Now, before I begin, old fellow," said
the sheriff, "whut have yeu got to say for
"Oh, nothin' in particular," said the
peddler, laughing with a meaning curve
of the lip, "only if you can afford te pay
for luxuries, mister, go ahead."
The sheriff did not comprehend tho
drift of this business-like assertion, ap
plied the scourge, aud with every cut the
Yankee laughed with immoderate glee.
Lash succeeded lash, and still he laughed,
and still tho wonder grew,
fiftieth lash had been well laid on
parting salute, the sheriff, in a flood of
wondermeut, threw down his whip and
asked him the reason of his merriment.
"I'm regular dutnfounded" said lie,
"what in the world makes you laugh
"Laugh! Why, who could help it?"
fairly roared the Yaukee. "I'm laughin'
tue think how you're been sucked in this
operation—I ain't the mil at all !"
He said this so meaningly that the
sheriff began to think there must be a
mistake somewhere. The Yankee con
"It strikes me that business in my line
is goin' to be raytber dull in this teown,
sud ef there's any law tue be had I'll
speckaluto on this licking, and ste ef I
can't turn it to some account,
ways open for trade, miater, ef you want
to compromise — for remember, you've
licked the wrong man !"
And dearly did the sheriff pay for it.
Moaaa's Wife —A clerical gentlcmaD
from whom the Drawer ia always pleased
to hear sends the following :
As I was paying pastoral vistits some
years ago, iu the State of Tennessee, a
lady said te me,
"I'm very glad you've come. I was
reading in the Bible the otbor day about
Moses marrying a nigger, and 1 wish you
would explain the matter."
"It don't read that way in my bible,"
I replied ;
no Ethiopian woman."
"Well, dosn't that mean a nigger?"
"I will tell you hew it was," I answer
ed. "There was a terrible war waged
by the Ethiopians against the Egyptians,
and two great armies sent from "—*
against them had beeD destroyed.
Ethiopians were governed by a magnifi
cent queen, something like Semiramia,
who led ont her own armies, and knew
how to gain a victory. But when Moses
was sent with a third Eyptian army a
gaiost her, he asked help of God, and
managed re wisely that the queen agreed
to surrender all her foroes to him, end
become tributary to Egypt, provided he
would marry her."
"Well," said ths old lady, "I too* $ure
it aeunt any common nigger ."— Editor's
Duwsi, in Harper'* Magazine for Au
"it reads that Moses married
"Bet pnrdon, air." mid a colored wait
er to • stranger at Lake Geneva hotel the
other dty, "but Mr. Chittendoo am nn
toiably obtained wid a transum guest
de exception room."
Dn? ©oods and Groceries.
To the Public.
HE subscriber would call the attention of
the public to hia
Large and Well-Selected Stook of
Consisting in part of
NOTIONS, GROCERIES, BOOTS,
Shoes, Hats, Hardware,
Queeusware, Wood and Willow Ware, Earthen
and Stone Ware.
FISH, MEATS, &c.
And everything usually kept in a
FIRST CLASS COUNTRY STORE
All of which have been selected with
care, and will be
SOLD AT PRICES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TIMES.
Give us a fell before purchasing elsewhere
SOUV'I V Q3AI3D3J 1SJC JAVU
FOR SHOWING GOODS.
Charles Tatman Jr.
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M. L. HARDCASTLE,
S. R. STEPHENS & CO
NEW SPRING & SUMMER STOOK
AT CASH PRICES.
Dress Goods of various styles at a discount of 15
per cent, front cash prices. Alpacas, Reps,
Delaines, &c. Gentlemen's Wear,
CLOTHS AND CASSIMERES,
And Satinets, all-wool and cotton-warp Kerseys
from 45 to 90 cents per yard.
Blankets, Comfortables, Coverlids,
Lap Robes, Horse Covers, Home-made Ker
sey Suits, men's and boys' Overcoats and
READY MADE CLOTHING,
Boots and Shoes
Hats and Gaps,
Gum Boots, Overshoes and Arctics, men's Fur
Gloves, Caps and Capes, Ladies' Sable and Er
All-wool ingrain Cottage, Stair and Hemp Car
pets from 25 to 90 cts. per yard. Oil Cloth Suits,
Buck Gauntlets, Gloves, and Mitts.
GUNS, PISTOLS AND CARTRIDGES,
Wads, Tubes, Sbrews, Rod Heads, Washrods,
Ramrods, Flasks, and Shot Pouches.
Duyers will please call and examine our goods
as we are determined to sell CHEAP.
PAR AC ON
Send for self-measurement circular.
J. P. DOUGHTEN,
may 28-tf 41# Market it. Wilmington, Del.
PHILADELPHIA, WILMINGTON AND
Delaware Division Time Table.
(1 after Monday, .May 25th, 1874, (Sundays
,) Truins will leave
8 30: 5 15 11 30t-Philadelphia-1 16 6 10 11 .10
7 30 2 45 7 301-Baltimore-1145 H 15 3 50
1010 035 1255 -Wilmington- 10 15 4 40 9 £5
10 20 0 43 !-Pel. Junction- 10 07 4 32
10 32 6 55 1 20 - Newcastle- »55 4 20 9 32
10 35 7 00
10 45 7 0«
10 50 7 11 ]-Rod
10 57 7 20 1 64
11 07 7 31
11 25 7 51 2 20 -Middleto
1134 KOI 2 42 -Tow
11 89; 8 07
1148, 8 15
1155 K 21 3 14 -Clayton
1201 8 27
12 0» 8 43
12 24 8 40 3 52'-1>
12 32 8 54 4 04 -W
12 40 6 02
12 45 9 07
12 50 9 13 4 30;-Folto
1 04 9 29 4 55 -Harrington- 7 25 1 30 5 20
7 08 1 15 4 65
0 58 1 03 4 40
0 48 12 52 4 20
0 30 12 34 3 43
12 15 3 12
I Ü2 00 , 2 45
-State Road- 9 45 4 10
9 41 4 06
9 33 3 59
Kirkwood- 9 29 3 54 8 53
9 19 3 43 8 36
- 9 09 3 33 8 20
end- 8 61 3 14 8 01
Blackbird- 8 43 3 05 7 42
8 34 2 55 7 31
! 8 29 2 49 7 21
8 21 2 39 7 06
8 14 2 31
8 03 2 20 6 34
7 56 2 09
7 49 2 00 6 02
7 43 1 63 5 52
! 7 .16 1 46 6 42
I'.i v • 11 ! •. I d
1 15 9 38 5 07 ——Farmington
1 26 9 49 5 22 -Greenwood
1 37 10 00 6 40 -Bridge ville -
1 58 1C 18 6 C7-Seaford
6 30 -Laurel
! 6 50 -Deluiur
The mixed train will 1 m*
freiglit business, aud will stop only
H. F. KENNEY,
time is given.
Slay V— Ijr.
WILMINGTON AND READING
TUESDAY, MAY 26th, 1874,
main line and Beading
Brauch ns follows :
Trains will run
No. 5. No. 3. No. 1.
P. M. P. M. A. M.
5 15 1 45 G 30 Wilmington, 9 10 3 12 7 32
6 03 2 38 7 24 Chaddsford,
7 05 3 38 8 23 Coatesville,
8 01 4 26 011 Springfield,
8 34 4 56 9 41 Birdsboro',
0 07 5 30 10 15 Beading,
No. 2. No. 4. No. 6.
A. M. P. M. P. M.
8 25 2 19 6 49
7 25 1 05 5 57
6 28 12 06 5 07
5 54 11 34 4 32
5 20 10 00 4 00
At Wilmington, with trains
Wilmington k Baltimore, and Delaware Bail
roads : at Chaddsford, with trains on Philadel
phia k Baltimore Central Bailroad ; at Coates
ville, with trains
at Beading, with trains
ing, Lebanon Valley, East Pe
Beading k Columbia B. U., and Berks County
Pennsylvania Bailroad, and
Philadelphia k Bead
DAILY TRIPS TO PHILADELPHIA.
O N and after Monda}', June 1st, ■Æt.
1874, the steamer "MAJOR
REYBOLD," Capt. P. Reybold, will
Leave Salem every morn (Sunday excepted) 6 00
" Delaware City, " 6 40
" New Castle.
" Chester, "
Returning, leave Arch St. Wharf,
Fare from Salem, Del. City, and New Castle to
Excursion Tickets,to return same day, 75 "
Fare from Pennsgrove to Philuda., 30 "
Excursion Tickets,to return same day, 50 "
Fare from Chester to Philadelphia, 20 "
Stages for St. Georges, McDonough and Odes
sa, Del., connect with the steamer at Delaw
City. Fare $1.00.
Stage for Sharptown and Woodstown connects
with steamer at Pennsgrove. Fare 75c.
Stage for Allowaystown connects with steam
er at Salem. Fare 75c.
»Stages for Wilmington connectât New Castle.
Freights at low rates.
All lost goods must be reported to the
captain within 3 days.
rpiIE steamer "TRUMPETER" will
JL after Monday, June 8th, leave Georgetown
at 7 a. m.. Buck Neck at 10 a. m:, and all the
intermediate landings on the route one hour
lier than heretofore: arriving in Baltimore at 1
p. m. Returning, will leave Baltimore at her
usual hour—10$ a. m.
We sincerely trust that the friendly relations
hitherto existing between the steamer Trumpe
ter, her patrons, nnd the public generally,
never grow less ; for the perpetuation of ?
we will ever be found striving our very
mar 1-ly WM. CUNDIFF,
To the Public.
T AKE notice that the undersigned, from this
date, will have constantly on hand, at her
Store on Main street, Middletown, Delaware,
GROCERIES OF ALL KINDS
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FRUITS,
Sliced Ham and Chipped Beef.
Also, everything in the Vegetable line in season
Hoping to share a part of public patronage, 1
shall do all 1 possibly can to please.
MRS. A. T. BRADLEY.
N. B.—Cash paid for butter and eggs,
T HE subscribers have the pleasu
nounce to the public that they have estab
lished themselves at
where they will be prepared! to pay the highest
market price for Grain. Particular atteation giv
en to the shipment of Grain, on consignment per
Capt. J. P. Walmslcy's vessels.
They will keep constantly on hand, and fur
nish to order Coal, Lime, Cement, Fertilizers, ftc.
By strict attention to business, they hope to
merit a share of public patronage.
EVANS & JOLLS.
Frederick town, Cecil co., Md., July 9/74-2m
MIDDLETOWN IRON FOUNDEY
P LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Castings
of all kinds on hand or made to order.
Particular attention given to Repairing Machi
Cash for old Iron.
WM. L. BÜCKE ft SON,
Founders and Machinists.
The undersigned respectfully announces to the
citizens of Middletown and vicinity that he
lms cn hand a large and well selected
stock of handsome and durable
Walnut and Other Furniture
which he will sell very cheap for cash. Buying
at wholesale cash rates he feels assured that he
.... sell as low as the same goods can be bought
elsewhere. By buying of him purchasers will be
saved the freight on their goods from the city.
He is also prepared to attend to
at short notice, and in a manner excelled by
none. Persons wishing Metallic or Wooden Cas
kets or Cases will find it to their advantage to
call on him. He has, also,
TAYLOR & SON'S
Celebrated Corpse Preserver,
The Corpse may be dressed in the finest fabrics
and not be soiled, (and can be seen at all times)
as nothing but dry cold air enters the Casket.
GEORGE W. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker and Undertaker,
The undersigned would respectfully announce
to the public and the citizens of Middletown par
ticularly that he has taken the store-house :
North Broad street, Middletown, Del., formerly
occupied by David W. Eliason, having bought
out his interest, where I will keep always on hand
a well-selected stock of choice Groceries, Fruits,
and Provisions, ns well as a full supply of fresh
\ egetahlcs. Also, Fresh and Salt Meat,sliced,at
all times. I will also keep an assortment of the
VERY BEST GROCERIES,
at very low prices. My stock will consist of the
very best articles that the market can afford, and
î will give entire satisfaction to the most fastidious
epicure. 1 will keep on hand a supply of »Sauces
of all kinds, viz: Ketchup, Celery, Horse-Bad ish.
Canned Fruits of all kinds at low prices. Call
and see and you will he satisfied. All kinds of
Produce bought and satisfaction guaranteed. 1
will also buy »U1 kinds of Poultry at market pri
ces for cash, and it will be to the interest of all
to call on me before selling or purchasing else
where. Goods delivered free of charge.
Oct 11-1 y
S. S. HOLTEN.
: ~ Improved CUCUMBER WOOD
g £ PUMP, Tasteles , Durable, Ef
<, £ ficieut and Cheap. The best
p for the least money. At
« \ tention is especially invited to
j Blntchley's Patent Improved
Bracket and new Drop Cheek
Valve,which can he withdrawn
without removing the Pump or
disturbing the joints. Also,the
Chamber, which never
cracks or scales, aud
last any other.
For sale by Dealers k the Trade generally. In
quire for Blatehley's Pump, aud if not for sale in
your town,send direct to
CHAS. G. BLATCHLEY, Manufacturer,
506 Commerce St., Philadelphia, Pa.
For sale by J. B. Fknimorf. k Co.,
G. W. A S. TAYLOR CO.,
Iron Founders and Machinists,
SMYRNA, DEL., MAY 22d, 1874.
Agents for the justly Celebrated
REAPING & MOWING MACHINE
which we can safely assert, and prove, to be the
best Mower aud Reaper on sale anywhere. Sev
eral years of experience confirms this fact.
G. W. & S. TAYLOR CO.,
Parties wanting a strictly first-elm
would do well to call
Middletown, Agents for Appoquinimink Hd.
FOARD & COMEGYS,
S. A. Whitlock & Co.,
SOLE AGENTS FOR
HARBERT & RAYMOND'S
M. E. DICKSON,
No. 35J SOUTH EIGHTH STREET,
WATCHES AND JEWELRY,
Silver and Plated Ware
Suitable for Holiday Presents.
N. n.—Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding Rings
Geld, Silver and Steel Spectacles to suit all
THOMAS MASSEY, JR.
CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER,
Main Street, next door to National Hotel
LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, Ac. neatly and
Always on hand and for sale, Clocks, Watches,
Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Silver Napkin
Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea
Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear
Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch
Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel ,Watch
Chains, k c.
TAILOR, (From Paris),
1831 Cheatnut Street,
nm y 21—ly
êrain, lumber, deed, fa.
A.. T. BRADLEY,
S. A. WHITLOCK & CO.,
Having rented the storehouse opposite the Na
tional Hotel, formerly occupied by E. T. Evans
k Co., we intend doing a commission business in
GRAIN OF ALL KINDS,
LAND AND BJIILDING LIME,
FERTILIZERS OF ALL KINDS,
Farming Implements of All Kinds.
THE BEST BRANDS OF FLOUR,
FEED, SEEDS & HARDWARE,
COAL OF ALL KINDS.
We shall make it a specialty to get pure Seeds
direct from the grower.
We will take to sell on commission, or we will
consign for any party, any kind of Produce, at a
small per eentage.
Cash will be paid for Grain on car, where
there is a large quantity, if the seller should want
Goods delivered in town free of charge.
Hoping to share a part of the public patronage
fill try to please all.
S. A. WHITLOCK ft CO.,
Opposite National Hotel,
WM. A. COMBOY8.
J. n. FOARD.
FOARD & COMEGYS,
Grain Commission Merchants,
AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
FLOUR, MEAL, FEED, Ac.,
Sole agents for
HAMILTON'S CELEBRATED GRAIN AND
Also agents for the
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUAUO,
ness of the times.
term? to suit the tight
All kinds of COAL constantly on bond, and for
sale at the very lowest cash rates.
BEST BRANDS OE FLOUR.
Having opened our new store opposite the Na
tional Hotel, we will at all times keep
full supply of the above articles, and hope, by a
strict attention to business, to merit a share of
the public patronage.
E.T. EVANS. F. S. COX. ISAAC JONES, Jr.
E. T. Evans & Co.
AND WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
COAL, LIME, FLOUR,
Agricultural Implements, &c.
Best Lehigh and Schuylkill anthracite and Cum
berland bituminous Coals on hand
at all times.
LUMBER & HARDWARE.
J. B. FENIMORE & CO.
Opposite the Depot,
DEALERS IN ALL KINDS OP
Lumber and Hardware,
BRICKS, LIME, HAIR, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS
MOULDINGS, PAINTS, OILS,
GLASS, ETC. ETC.
Constantly on baud all kinds of
Porous Drain Tile,
Egg Shaped, 2 to 7 inches Calibre.
Round, with Collar, lj to 2} inches Calibre.
W. M. BELL,
Successor to Allen A Bell.
|ho»pIrates, Jttanures, fa.
■ ¥i 4 ¥ " [ Manufactured £§§ ■
In compliance with urgent requests Lorn all parta of the
Peninsula, and in order to accede to the general demand
for a Reliable Fertilizer at a low price, we offer
to the public this now article, and
confidently recommend it to
THE BEST) MANURE FOR ITS PRICE EVER
OFFERED IN THE MARKET.
We wish it to be distinctly understood that the
IS NOT prepared according to any empirical roceipt which,
has been hawked about the country. Its composition is
the result of many experiments and analyses, and is entirely
original with us. It is NOT mixed with sand, dirt, or any
other adulterant, but every article of which it is composed,
is in itself a valuable manure, and we are enabled to offer it
at this low price, only because of our unrivaled facilities
in controlling our raw materials,
our own Arum
We manufacture our
Acid ; wo grind our own Bone, and prepare
oniacal matter, arid with these unsurpassed
facilities, we claim to bo able to produce a better and cheaper
fertilizer than any other concern in the country.
Farmers cro earnestly requested to give the " SUN GUANO AND BONE
PHOSPHATE" a trial, it will bo furnished at any Station on the Delaware
Rail Road, in lots of Five tons, and upwards, at the uniform prico of
$32 FEB TC2T,
free of freight charges. This romarkabiy low pries piaoes it within the reaoh
of every farmer.
FOR SALE BY
E. T. EVANS & CO., Middletown, Del.
J. C. & H. STOKLEY. Smyrna,
ANDREW WOODALL, Georgetown, Md.,
AND ALL LOCAL DEALERS.
BAHAMA SOLUBLE GUANO,
A FERTILIZER OF HIGH GRADE,
11ICII IN SOLUBLE PHOSPHATES AND AMMONIA, AND
ESPECIALLY ADAPTED TO SPRING CROPS.
For Corn, Oats, Garden Vegetables, Peach
Trees, and Berries,
Tliis Guano will be found to be Unsurpassed.
FARMERS ARE EARNESTLY REQUESTED TO
GIVE THE BAHAMA SOLUBLE GUANO A TRIAL.
IN ITS EFFECTS ON CROPS,
IT IS FULLY EQUAL TO PERUVIAN GUANO,
WHILE IT LEA VES THE LAND IN A FAR MORE FERTILE CONDITION.
For Sale by
FOARD & COMEGYS, Sole Agents,
LOYERS OF FINE FOOLTRY!
The undersigned wou|d respectfully call your
attention to the choice collections of
which he is now offering for sale (for breeding
purposes) at very lo\*j prices, considering the
high standard of their pedigree. The
varieties consist of the following :
" DARK BRAMAS" bred from "WILLIAMS,"
" HERSTINES " and " IMPORTED STOCK."
PARTRIDGE COCHINS," bred from IMPOR
BDFF COCHINS," bred from " CHURCH
BRONZE TURK1ES, from B. F. Lewis' prize
EGGS of all the above for sale. Call and ex
amine them, or addresis
MT. PLEASANT, DELAWARE.
January 17, 1874-lyr.
^v-Plios ph gf ^
TRADE I J
et >ded and
FOR ALL CROPS.
Sole Proprietors and Manufacturers,
j. m. Rhodes & co.,
80 South Street, Baltimore, Md.
Represented by Messrs. FOARD ft COMEGYS,
Sole Agents at Middletown, Del. [may9-3aa
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