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RDWARD REYNOLDS, Ewtoa.
■uiBLiewn. dbl. SATURDAY MORNING, DEC. 26, 1874. To Our Subscribers. Under the provisions of tbe new postal law which goes into operation the first of January next, the pub lishers of newspaper* are required to sent on prepay the poetage on all papers through the mails out of tbe eonnty in which they are published. Many of the city publishers eient amount to the subscription price of their papers to oover the postage. We do not wish to do thia. We will keep the price of the Transcript what it is now, and pay tbe postage our Bnt to do this we most ask all adding a suffi are ■elves. our patrons to psy their subscription promptly in advance. They do this without grumbling with the oity papers and we only ask that they will treat ns bs they do them Some of our subscribers, probably through oversight than intentional negleot, have allowed their enbscrip ttons to get considerably in arrears, and we roust ask them to pay np the amounts already due, and at tbe same time remit us two dollars for the com more iag year. The Yioksborg Troubles. The majority of the mongrel Legisla ture of Mississippi a few days ago adopt ed a memorial calling upon President Grant for troops to qnell ths distnrb in that State. Too ready to seize anees upon any pretext for sending soldiers in the Soathern States to overawe those unhappy people info submission to hi* party's meaanrea, the President at once oomplied with their request; fo spite of an earnest proteat from the Coneer vetive members of tie Legislature, aecompa nied by « declaration that the State waa condition than never in a more tofrr s tont; aid commanding the "insurgent«" to dis persa aad go p eacefully to their homes within five days from the date of hi* proclamation. In eemmaoting upon these berg troubles" the Wilmington CoiA merciti pretends to be very impartial bnt manifesto its inclination toward the negro aida by attempting to jnetify them in »bat it ia pleased to term their It entire into tinn *• Vieks "counter revolution, a labored argument to prove that the action of the white people in forcing the resignation of the negro sheriff, because he either could not or would not give the necessary and requisite bonds, was all wrong and very criminal, while it can see no reason for condemning the " counter revolution of Us darling îî " colored people." Whether the CvmmerciaTs theory, applied to general principles, is right or wrong, we will not stop • now to ar gue, but in the case of the Sonthefn people all theories and precedent« fall to the ground. Violent diseases said to require violent remedies. If ever a people on tbe face of tho globe could be jastified in using force to rid themselves of oppressive offioe-holders assuredly the people of the South ■Never was «ay people on reed with a set of thieves and scoundrels than are are. worse have been those people. Plundered and outraged ; their State governments usurped by adventnrone carpet-bagger»; their treasuries robbed ; their taxes in creased beyond endurance; their jost complaints mocked snd scoffed at by the general government, until forbear nô longer be esteemed toe, *tia no wonder, when courts fail to do than Jaatiae, and the executives fail to execute and enforce the laws, that they at last take the law into their own hands, and seek by this meaoa to alle a vir aaee can >iate their oppressions. Th« Ross-Child Mystery. Notwithstanding the fond hopaa and sanguine expectations of the people all aver the country that the long lost boy would soon be fennd sod restored to his anxions parents, no eine to bis place of concealment has yet been dis covered and the mystery remains as dark and k apparently aa far from being solved as ever. The opinion that he has been killed by hk abduotors is greatly strengthened by the finding of tha body af a little boy, dressed in girls' clothes, floating in ths North river near the scene of tbe reoent opar at'ons of the burglars, Mosher and Douglass, who were shot near Bay ■Hr. last week. It is said that this dead boy bore a strong resemblance to ths phetographs of little Charlie, and it is thought that this selves the mys tery. Thera are many, however, who deny this, and the hops is still enter tained that hk recovery is nesr at band. Negotiation* are (aid to be pending between hia holden and tome citizen* of Philadelphia for hk return and "no questions asked." Anything may be submitted to to rescue the peor little boy from the villains who ara bolding him. But it is a sad precedent to establub Could they be eangbt and the severest punishment Inflicted npon them tha 1 the brain, of man could invent, there would be bnt little sympathy wasted upon them. Mr. Ross, the father of little Cbarlk, tired of waiting for tbe reeovsry of hk boy by tbe detectives, has published a card in whkh he offers a reward of $5000 for the return ef hia for any information that will lead to hjs recovery, and promises to the has the at ask * 'no questions." He appoints places I in Philadelphia, Boston, New Yobter Baltimore aad Washington where the child may be left and the money re ceived. NhP* Christmas—Its Oelebration. Tbe origin of the festivities attend ing the celebration of Christm as is no t clearly known. Almost from time im memorial a custom has prevailed among the various nations of the earth of set ting apart some distinctive portion of the year *8 a season of holiday and general enjoyment. Christmas being regarded as an essentially Christian festival we are naturally inclined to think its origin should be found in Christian times, and it seems strange indeed that many of it* amusements, sports and festivities can bo traced far baek to the ancient Druids who inhabi ted England long ere its conquest by Caesar's legions. But even at that far off time tbe heathen denizens of the English forests made bright their miserable hats with decorations of ever greens and the yule-log Tbe Christ mas tree can be traced back to the days of Roman glory without Gnding its origin. From thia source comes, also, oar custom of giving presents et. Christ mas. In faot the customs of the pre sent time are a combination of those of the aneient Droids, Saxons, Germans and: Romans. It was about the 4th oentnry of the Christian Era that the 25th of Decem ber was ffxed for the oelebration of Christmas. At that time Pope Julias I caused * strict and thorough inves tigation to bs made as to the time of the birth of Christ, and the result of that investigation, founded upon data obtained from Roman tableta, was the establishing of the twenty-fifth of De oember as the proper anniversary of the birth of ths World's Redeemer. Sinoe that time the annoal return of Christmas has been hailed with delight by almost all classes and kindreds of people of / the Christian world, and has ever been observed as a time of aerry ma k ing and gladn e ss. It is - tru e in - deed that the long-fooed Puritans of England .made a desperate attempt to prevent;*'the superstitions observance of tbe time that Papists and Malignant* called Christmas," but their efforts ware unavailing, and the world rejoices to-day in the return of "Merry Christ mas." to the the ed of c • The Commercial complains that the Democrats want to '1 fritter away time aad prevent any substantial results be ing. reached this session and aU be cause Congress has adjourned until Jan. 4th. We do not as a general rale en courage people in wasting time, but if those "Republicans who wish to work" intend to give ns any more of tbe kind of legislation,I that they have been treat ing the country to for the last fourteen years, probably the longer the recesses taken until after the 4th of March next, the better it will be. For the Tranecript. Letter from Warwiok, Dear Transcript —Knowing that ear history as yet is unwritten, and preminng on the exeitng event* that harried on the footsteps of each other a short time back, »« hoped to be en abled to chronicle a series of incidents which might amuse if not iustraot. One tiirns with pleasure, however, from tho ebulitions of paeaioa to charm ing bom« soenes, pleasant social gather ings, where beside glowing anthracite love/easts are in order, anticipating re unions harrying apace, where gathered under the misletoe, the Christmas cheer is jubilant with good feeling and fellow ship. Yonr corespondent baa hia own fun listening to the exchange of opinions respecting the authorship of a former letter from this delectable or debateable county, and goes so far at times as to suggest the probable paternity of the article. The superfluous caloric of passion which erepped ont a few weeks ago is passive now, bnt wo fear its dormance u omineus of a Christmas hurricane, for we are a people "fearfully and won derfully made " Tha free of the Sheriff has become femilisr to our townsmen, and several expected to renew their acquaintance with the citisens of Elk ton, bnt strange to relate the fights are legally no fights, for the sword bas been beaten into a plow share by the expertneas of an as tute attorney. Yon may know law in yonr State, Mr. Editor, bnt k residence in this county ie essential to perfect a man in that honorable profession. Onr magistrates are keen banters after costs, the »oat trivia! altercation furnishes food for litigation and if ope reaches court with money, a judgment day pos sibly may settle the dispute, who can teil? Way down "Peddle Lane," they catch terrapin,ahnot canvass back docks and aell benzine as deathly as the ball of a needle.gun. Qne can lire aa well, and die as quick there as most any other place. About the head of the Sassafras river, that dread foe of tbe household, scarlet fever haa made its appearance malig MDt and fatal, horning the life carrent of several bads of promise. Considerable interest has recently been manifested in an entertainment given at the academy in this village, which assumed the form of spelling matches. The publie were cordially invited and largely availed themselves of the invitation. The lady principal (as stated in oqr previous letter) is ac compluW effective as an instrun tor, well deserving the thanks of the whole community for her efforts to 19» trodooo an amusement as profitable az pleasing. The nigger who wore a coon skin cap and was kissed by tha white w*n, : "tpiUd for a we/usd,"— well, he got j ft, and his leg broke too, last Thursday causing excitement throughout the ' whole place; the limb was properly | fixed by three doctors. ] As we suggested previously, our „visit to ' the * * rare) districts,'.'^apropos "Uwe had forgotten a circumstance re lating to a peculiar location, one of our "neckt somewhat cutoff as |B*nyars along our bey coast. ' Owing to the id? defatigable exertions of one or two in dividuals, strangely contrasting with the inertness of others, a school house was bnilt during the past summer, and after its completion, the remark made that a missionary was needed Ln ! he has come, preaching is announced, and holy words will be ottered in that bousg rang oat ever the face of a land which doubtless before this has never heard the glad tidings of peace since the creation. We hate no conveyance Mr. Editor at present, or we should not fail to hear this good man, who voluntarily has as sumed the part of the Samaritan. Dec. 24, 1874. Boddt. Proceedings of Congress. Friday, Die. 18— Senate .—Soon after meeting the Senate took a recess to attend the reception of the King of the Sandwich Island» in the Hall of Representatives. House .—A little before 12 o'clock the Vice-President and Senators cnicr ed the the ball, and were followed almost immediately after by King Kal akana and his attendants. Senator Cameron presented the King and Speaker Blaine made a speech of wel come, to which tbe King replied. Tbe Senators then returned to their own chamber and the House proceeded to business. Mr. Hnrlbnrt, from the Com mittee on Railroads, reported a bill in aid of a freight railway between the Atlantic tidewater and the Missouri river, which was ordered to be printed and recommitted. The Legislative Ap propriation hill waa passed. The death of Representative Rice, of Illinois, was announced, and a committee was ap pointed to accompany his remains to Illinois. Adjourned until Monday. Monday — Senate. —Mr. Sherman, from tha Committee on Finance, re ported the bill agreed upon by the Re publican caucus, on Saturday, for the resumption of specie payments. It was read twice and placed on the calendar, Mr. Sherman giving notice that he would call it np at the expiration of the morning hoar to-day. Mr. Morton gave notice that on the first day after the re cess he would call np the Constitutional amendments relating to .the election of President end Vice President The vote of last session rejecting the bill c r eating the Territory of P e mbina waa reconsidered, and the bill was recom mitted. The Legislative Appropria tion bill was received and referred. The Hesse bill for farther security of navi gation on the Mississippi was reported. House .—The nsual crowd of Monday bills were introduced and referred. On motion of Mr. Hayes, of Alabama, it was resolved to appoint a select com mittee to inquire into the political con dition of that State, the use of Federal soldiers, and the intimidation of voters therein. The resolution offered by Mr. Holman, of Indiana, the previous Mon day, declaring that no subsidies or pledges of public credit should be granted, 'and that all appropriations from the Treasury should be limited to the amounts imperatively required, came up on a motion to auspend tbe rules for its adoption. Tbe motion was lost—yeas 149, nays 75—there being less than a two-thirds vote for its adop tion On motion of Mr. Dawes, it was ordered that Riohard B. Irwin bear rested for contempt, in refusing to an swer questions of Ways and Means Committee in relation to the Pacific Mail subsidy. The resolution for a re oesa from the 23d instant to the 4th ef January was adopted—yeas 121, nays 93. Adjourned. • Tuesday — Senate ,—?House bill was paraed to remove the disabilities of James Howard, of Baltimore. The bill to provide for the resumption of speoie payments was taken np. Mr. Sherman wanted tbe Senate to pass tbe bill at once, as a Christmas gift to the people. The hill was discussed at con siderable length ; all amendments offer ed were voted down, and the bill pass ed by a vote of 32 yeas to 14 nays— Mr. Sprague voting with the demoorats in tbe negative, and Mr. gchnrs with the republicans in the affirmative. House.—Bills were introduced to re imburse tbe State of Maryland for arms taken by the United States daring tbe war, and to eempenaate Louisa F. Stone for medical services by her late husband to United States troops sta tioned at Leonardtown in I862-'63. A resolution of inquiry as to the cost, Ac., of a ship canal between tbe Chesa peake and Delaware hay, waa introduc ed by Mr. Swann. The naval appro priation hill was passed. A Legal Settling of 'Civil Rights.' The sait of Benj. Gardiner, a color ed man, against John Ellsler, manage* of the Cleveland Academy, has barn settled in favor of the defendant. On the lltb of Febuary 1873, Gardi bougbt a ticket admitting to the dress circle or parquette, bnt was pre vented from taking'a seat by the ushers, and requested to l?aye that part of the heme, on the understanding that his be returned. Gardiner left, ner money but brought suit under the civil rights act against'Manager Ellsler. Judge Griswold, of the Supreme Coart in his charge to the jury, stated in effect that a theatre waa a private establish ment, end that a manager had q right to exclude whomsoever he pleased f ,opt it. The civil rights act, he stated in his charge, has no application what ever in this ease. "This plaintiff has a right to bring a suit for a breach of contract iq rpfereqce to gdmjssjon to the theatre «■ if be were a white per son. But every man has a right to nse hia own property as he sees fit, so that he does not iojnre tbe porsoo or proper ty of other*. "In the conduct of ono's own busi post g man is not bound to consult the feelings or tastes of others. He has no right to injure their persons or character or property. So long aa he doe» not do them wrongs, or commit nuisance, he may conduct hia own business in jost such a manner and on Buch rales as he sees fit. This fight gp pertains as well to white as black. It is conceded that Mr. Ellsler conducts the \ewfewj of Music for his own private gain, a9 d Jf hS.»« eB ÄL the management of hjs business, to provide : and establish a rule that no person o* j color «ball be allowed to enter the 'dress circle,' #nd he enforces tj}is rule, it is ' no ground for any acticn agfcipsi hitp | by such person. Gardiper, the ] plaintiff, might establish a theatre, f* I I In and, if he saw fit, he could establish a fuie that uo white fine* should -be permitted to enter the dress circle or any other portion of the bouse " jttjy returned a virdiet for the defen dant.—American. È The Genend News. Tkfi village pfAnnville, near Strouds burg, Pa., la exeited by a confession made by George--Peter», e prominent* citizen and a hotel keeper of the place, who siya be murdered his Grat wife six teen years »go. Tbe woman was found dead in a barn attached to tbs hotel, and is she lay in a stall occupied by a horsq, with her head crashed in, it was 8npposed that she had been kicked to death Peters says that a coolneaa between himself and bis wife arose ... m .. .... ahont a year before her death, in con sequence of long visits from her rela tives and her encouragement of those visits. On the day of the murder she was preparing to receive her brother, and tbe tragedy was the result of a quarrel on the audjeet. . Several times since his wife's burial Peters baa at tempted to commit suicide, and it was after befog discovered banging from a beam in his barn, and cat down, that he surrendered himself to the Sheriff and made the confession. He says be told his second wife, whom be married a few years after the death of the first, the full particulars of the crime. Some of the friends of Peters prefer to be lieve that he ie insane. An address oommending the Cen tennial Celebration to the support Of people of the State of New York, signed by over fifty prominent oitisens ef that State, has just been issued. Among tbe signers are Peter Cooper, A. T Stewart, Wn. M Everts, Wm. Cullen Bryant, E. D. Morgan, Wm. E. Dodge, John J. Cisco, Wm, Orton, H. B. Claflin, and other« of equal eminence. Going to Egypt. — Colonei D. G White, ef Griffin, Ga., has been ap pointed mayor of engineers in the Khedive's army in Egypt, and he will leave for that coontry beieen tbe 1st and 15th of January. Colonel White served with distinction in the Confeder ate army, and his application for ser vice in the Khedive's army was indors ed by Generals Joseph E. Johnson and W. T. Sherman. At Baltimore, Monday, Archbishop Bayley ordained eleven graduates of St. Mary's Roman Catholio Seminary to the d e aoonate. preparatory to their consecration to the priesthood. Among them were the Rev. Alfred Cnr:is, for merly pastor of Calvary Epi Church, in Baltimore ; and Re Fowler, lately a member of tbe Sooiety of Friends. Genera) Tench Tilghman, a well known citizen of Talbot co., Maryland, died suddenly in Baltimore on Tuesday morning, aged 65. He was a gradu ate of the Wpat Point «lass of 1882, but, subsequently resigned his military position, and afterward* held many offioes of trnpt and,honor in his native State.. , The Pacific Mail steamship Japan front San Francisco for Yokohama and Hong Kong, was destroyed by fire on the 17th fost., when about sixty miles ont from Yokohama. She had on board at the time three cabin passengers and about 400 Chinese in the stearage, and her destruction waa attended by terrible loss of life. The contract for supplying the Post office Department with platform and conntar «calas, to meet the requirements of the newspaper postage law, has been awarded, by the Postmaster General, to Fairbanks & Co. About 3000 scales will be required ' Graham, the principal witness in the examination of the oharge of eadet-ael ling against Congressman Stowell, is not to be found, and it is believed in Washington that he is evading the subpoena of tbe Committee. Ex-Governor Bradford, of Maryland, deelfoes the Appraisership of Baltimore for the reason that be has no knowledge of the practical details of tbe office,and he thinks its duties should be discharg ed by one who ia acquainted with them the T, F. Snow fell to the depth of fourteen inches at Reading Pa., on Sunday giv ing a good opportunity to try tbe ■leighz At Ooatsville, the Wiim & Reading R. R. also, snow fell six inches deep. Ward Beecher, and Edna Dean Proetor, have been indulging in some gushing correspondence, with a good many 'dears' in it, over the termina tion of the latter's slander sait . About 1000 houses in Tokio, Japan, were destroyed by fire on the 17th of November. Tbe small-pox, of a most viraient type, is raging at Sorel in the Province of Quebec. The Almanac Publishers complain that th»ir business to destroyed by Ayer's American Al manac. The people prefer it to any other, the Farmer's, Western, Southern, or the nnmer 00« local altflapaos, wb»n they can get Ayer's. It furnishes the best aatronoiqioal data, weath er and jokes of them all, and above all, medi cal advice which to invaluable for every famir ly. It is supplied gratis by the drnggists,aad should be preserved for constant reference and use. We are sure that no good housekeeper or grandmother goes willingly without one. o* is Standard, N. f. pity. THE 1UHKET). MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARKET. COBBECTKD WEEKLY BY COX * JONES. Wheat. Con;, White, (old) " Yellow, " , $ 1.1 email@example.comQ TfftîVtltf Corn, yellow, new 74 ct*. 60 " Oats.. Timothy Seed Clover Beans.... .4 50 ii .6 40 75@90 MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY 8. M. REYNOLDS. ...30 cts. $ do* 35@40 cts. $lb ]44@lfi » " firstname.lastname@example.org ip bn*. I2@13cts. Ifi Ip. UßlR l( ' Eggs. . Lard.. Potatoes.'..'.. Chickens, dressed... Turkeys, dressed... o' - it ' vn luck». 13 » ;i2| 1 25@$1.28 tp bus. I .82@85 $ bus. : ...........67@68 et§. I @ Y) W lb. ; ..... r 8.26 PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Prime red wheat.. Corn,yellow, old. 0*1» ( Pennsylvania) new Cloperseed.. Timothy..«. . BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, good to amber Corn, Vhite.;. jpUow, at«, Southern...... $1 30@1 36 .......77@83 ! 0S@66 ; ..75 Ryp «a *r I Jo Thomaa J. Foard, or McDoNouoa, Dbl. Seventy years have thia day fled, Since first in needed »ilk and bread, And half a world hai come aad aped With rapid flight, Since first we saw, with hairless bead, That Christmas light. I'm hale and hearty^ save my thanks— They played me many yonthfnl pranks— For what they are I'm giving thanks, Though lost their spring. I cannot dance on polished planks A Highland Fling. So ranch for seif; and now for you— I hope yen're well, and well-to-do, And daily stride your barn-yard through, With nimble tread. Not backward, grieving, cast your view O'er time that's fled. When at the table, take your foo 1 In joyful, not desponding mood, For smacking lips with gratitude, A zest impart. ~ Hay be a drop would do you good, And cheer yonr heart. Ht is such bank the find to trick SOD the take a is not piece the out est and to a But wbat you are, and what yon be, Myself o'er soon will come and see, We'll talk "old times" with youtbfol glee, Not mope and mew, Bnt hoping many Christmas days to see, We'll put time through I Z. MeD. Roberte. Dec. 26th, 1874. giuertisementfi. THE BALTIMOBE SUN. 1 A DAILY MOBNING JOURNAL. Full of News and Sonnd in Principle* tirst class and indxpändRnt . Its past the Index of it* future. Cheapest and best newspaper known. Posta*« prepaid by the publishers, and price un changed. Published daily, ex cept Sunday, . PROSPECTUS FOR 1875. THE SUN, tbrongbont all the many years of its existence, was Lerer more widely circu lated and more popular and prosperous than, it is at this time. Its usefulness and strength have increased with it* years till now it is Indispensable to individuals of every class and to every interest jn the community. Being concise, yet comprehensive, there is no other medium by which people can be so conven iently and folly informed of all that is tnn 3 »ring in the world of news, Political, Social, oral, Commercial, Financial, Ac., as through The Sun. Its independent character and ele vated tone in the treatment of all «abjects in sure confidence, and render it potential for good and acceptable in all circles. _ Troth and justice and tbe promotion of con fidence and good feeling throughout all the rates to The Sun is free from partisan politics and sec tarian religion. For the preservation of the proper balances of government, State and na tional, and the rights of all, it has always strives. ffiRM As a newspaper it baa the mont advanced complete facilities for gathering intellt gence from all parts of tbe world, and to nn surpassed in its meant of serving tbe peep!* in every regard. , . , As ah advertising mediant The Sin, by rea son of its immense circulation, which is far greater than that ofrall the other city morn-, ing papers combined, affords an especially valnabie medium of exchange for all the forme of business and in all the walks of life, andat rates that are insignificant in view of the widé diffusion of its announcements. an to and ■j** TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION BY MAIL. CASH IS ADVANCE. year, postage included. Months, postage included... Three Mouths, postage included Two Months, postage included. One Month, postage included... Address $6 00 One 3 00 Six 1 50 1 20 A. S. ABELL ft CO , Publishers, Sun Ison Building, Baltimore, Md. Dec. 26—tf. PUBLIC SALE. The subscriber, intending to qnit farming, -ill sell at Publie Sale, on hia farm at Nox en town, ON MONDAY. JANUARY 4th, '75, All bis Stock and Farming Utensils, to-wit: 1 pair of Mules, coming 7 and 8 year* old in the spring, well matched and quick ; 1 Black Horse, good for road or form, kind and gen tle, 8 years old in Spring : 1 Milch Cow, 1 pair of twin Calves, 2 years old in Spring, be iag väry mach alike will make a nice yoke of oxen; I Red Helfer, 1 Farm Wagon, nearly new, with iron axle and frame hody ; 1 Mill ■ Wagon, 1 Twin Harrow, Cultivators, Plows, Plow Gears, Wagon Harness, 1 Fodder Cut ter, Forks, Shovels, 1 Barn Shovel, Hoes, Half-Bushel, Corn Knives, 20 Grain Bags. HOUSEHOLD ft KITCHEN FURNITURE. 1 Cook Stove, nearly new ; 1 Lounge ; X Sideboard ; a lot of rush-bottom Chairs and Stool ; other Chairs ; 1 eight-day Clock and 1 Alarm Clock, 2 Tables, 1 Sewing Machine. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock. TERMS:—AH under $10, cash; all over that amount a credit of 12 months will be given, by tbe purchaser giving his bankable note with a good endorser. Dec 26-11 EDWARD SILCOX, Sa. DRESS MAKING IN ALL ITS DEPARTMENTS, Mantua Making and Millinery IN EVERY STYLE, Done promptly and very neatly. FITTJNG DRESSES 4 SPECIALTY. Call and examine patterns. Mas. WHITE, Laki St., hiak Broad, Middletown, Del. ~ Dec 26—lm. PHOTOGRAPHS! T HE undersigned respectfully informs citijjeqs of Middletown apd vicinity h» has returned to town and located hi* pho tograph car for a short season on the corner ef BROAD AND ANDERSON STREETS, where he is prepared to '.execute Photographs of every size, from the smallest to tbe largest, on short time and at the most reasonable rates. Call and examine specimens of work. Pec. 26, 1874 the that J. M- HORNING. A FEW HEAD OF CATTLE TAKEN TO WINTER. Apply to or addrtof B. |f- CRAWFORD, J»., Middletown, Del. Dec, 26-9t. NOTICE. HE Seventh Annual Convocation of the Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masous ef Delaware will be held in tbe Masonic Hall, in tbe city of Wilmington, on the 3rd Wednes day, that being the 20th day of JANUARY,' 1875, at U o'clock, a. m. J. P. AI+MOND, fraud Secretary T ' SITUATION WANTED. YOUNG LADY, qualified to teach the A. English Branches, Music and German, is I desirous of obtaining a situation as govern : ess. Address TEACHER, I Transcript Oprioi, ; Dec . 28 -tf. Middletown, Del FOR RENT, ! HE STORE ROOM now occupied by J. ion given T Frazer Eliason, Esq. ; March 2frth, 187?. Dee 26-tf. E.' W. LOCEWOQP, For Richayd Lockwoo^. t •«Lia BAUX 0 CASHŒESI The Boston Daily Advertieer of Oct. 23 says editorially: "The method adopted to rob the banks at WelUborough, Pa., and repeated at Milford, N. H., on tbe nigbt of the 19th inat., is getting to be a favorite with the burglars. But(there is a very simple way of preventing such robberies. If the key used to eecure bank funds is sojnade as tp b* separated, and. the parts put beyond the control of any ose per duriug the nigbt, masked burglars would find the gagging and intimidatioa of cashiers to be profitless work, and to offer complete se curity against this latest and most favorite trick of the burglar*." THIS ABSOLUTE PROTECTION Is given by tbe Hardy Patent Detachable Indicator. SOD APPLICABLE TO ALL DIAL LOOKS. By this device, the rim of the Knob on which the figures and letters.are marked, is made to take off after locking tbe lock, and being di vided in two or more pieces and distributed among the officers of the hank or partners of a firm, becomes a key the custody of which is in keeping of two or more per tone, and can not be used to open tbe lock without dtt the piece » being returned. The "combination" may be known to all the parties, and yet cannot be used by any with out the assistance of all tbe other*. This most complete security against this lat est and favorite trick of the burglars has been applied to the Vaults and Safas of the U. *. SUB-TREASURY, The N.E. Trust Co., The Emigrant Savings Bank, The Blackstone National Bank, The National Banks of Peabody, Warren, Randolph, Newburypdrt, Ditto Savings Bank, and Mercantile of Salem, Mass. Also, tbe Nreat Fails National, Granite State Bank, and Hanover Savings, of N. H., and THE U. S. BRANCH MINT at San Francisco, Cal., and many others. Banks having Dial Locks wishing it applied to those they have in use, can be supplied at a moderate cost on application to ANSON HARDY, Anburudale, Mam. is to of is of Boston. PUBLISHERS AND PBINTEBS Are nçw offered the most favorable oppor tunity ever presented for supplying themselves WITH PAPER AID CARD CCTTERS. All Newpaper Publishers are offered liberal rates for advertising in part payment. Publishers, Printers and Dealers will find it to pay them, before purchasing elsewhere, to correspond with Dec 19-3m. ANSON HARDY, Anbnrndale, Maas. Holiday Presents JN GREAT VARIETY AT D. L. Dunning's, NO. 2 TOWN HALL. Having added to our already large stock, an extensive line of wares suitable for holiday presents, we invite our patronaand the public to an examination of » A BBAÜTIPUL LINE OF STATUETTES, hoHU* JfenM Ornaments, ■j** OUErO^OS, Brackets, Wall Pockets, FRAMES, USIfUE BfAfXOHBBT AND OTHER ARTICLES ■ IN INFINITE VARIETY, All of which we offer ai prices to anit the times. Dec. 19-lm. D. L. DUNNING. OUR CLUB LIST. T HROUGH, tbe courtesy of the publishers, we are enabled to furnish the following Magazines to oar reader* at greatly reduced rate*, viz : Scribner'» Monthly ($4.00) aad Transcript, $5.20. Scribner'» St. Nicholas ($3.00) and Trans cript, $4.40. Harper's Monthly ($4.00) and Transcript, $5.25. Harper's Weekly ($4.00) and Transcript, $6.25. Harper's Bazar ($4.00) and Transcript, $5.25. Peterson's Magasine($2.00) and Transcript, $3.60. American Farmer ($1.60) and Transcript, $3.00. Tbe postage on all tbe publications will be prepaid by the pnblishére. E. REYNOLDS Tsawscbipt Office i NOTICE. T HE Annual Meeting of tbe Farmers' Mu tual Fire Insurance Company of 8t. ~ arges and Appoqninimink Hundreds, will held in the Hotel of Edward Silcox, Jr , Esq., in Odessa, Delaware, MONDAY. THE 4th OF JANUARY, U75, At X o'clock, P. M., b# At which time seven (7) DIRECTORS wUI be elected to serve daring tbe ensuing year, and the interest on the deposit notes at the rat* of cent, per annam will be required to be id. The Coupons due January, 1875 certificates of indebtedness, ranst be presented to tbe Treasurer in order to hare the amount allowed on tbe premiums due. JOHN C. CORBIT, President Chas. Tathak, Secretary, December lTth, 1874.—tra. six pai on ELECTION NOTICE. CITIZENS' NATIONAL SANK, \ Middletown, Del., Dec. 6th, 1874./ Tbe annual election for NINE DIRECTORS to nerve tbe ensuing rear will be beid at tbe Banking House, ou TUESDAY, JANUARY 12th, 1875, between the hours of 10 A. M., and 12 M. J. R. HALL, Dec. 19-3t. Cashier. NOTICE. W E, the undersigned, hove this day dis solved partnership hv mutual routent, and debt» tq (fa* late firm of D. W. LLOYD ft 00., are to be paid by D. W. Lloyd, and all bill apequat» owing to »aid D. W. Lloyd ft Co., are to be paid to D. W. Lloyd. D. W. LLOYD, I. B. MADDOX, I. T. M. C. HUGG, Tay or'» Bridge, Del., \S. B. SUTTON. Nov. 10th, 1874. / aoto-fit SAMPLE to Agents, Ladies' Combination ' Needle-book, with Chromos. Send stamp. Dian ft Co„ Ntw Bedford, Ma». oct 14-41 FEEE N OTICE.—I hereby give aalic* that Iahall apply to the General Assembly of Dela ware, *1 its approaching seas ion, for a divorce from my husband, Wm. A. Wattson. SARAH 0. WATTSON. Dec. 26-6w. '■... S«l It TRUST* o REAL ESTATE . B y virtue of* dfcre* of the Cireuit OoMt for Kent county, Equity, the under*! pCse to Public Sale en WEDNESDAY, DEO. 80tb, lS74, At 11} o'clock, a. m., at ths ▼ oah»ll Hones, in Cbestartewa, all that Firm called AND -BBTRSAiP" '♦'YAPP CONTAINING 264 ACRES, And 10 Perches of Land, mors or hffiT. Thia desirable form is situated on thspnblk road leading from tbs village ofBtHlPsod to Betterton Wharf; is »boot two »Om from Still Pond, 1} mils« from Betterton wharf,two miles from Barnard's wharf, on the Bsy. It schools aad stores, laxwsll, Tbos. Ra chel Pries and eth WI is convenient to cbnrcbsi Adjoins tbe lands of Dr. sin, Samvel Davis, Mre.l era, oa tbe Sassafras rarer, and is eoaysntoot to the celebrated fishing and gunning »hors» of the Sassafras and Lloyd's Creek, The Arm is susceptible of a natural division inte TWO GOOD FARMS, and is aow divided by a hedge, making n form of abou t 164 acre* and on* at about 109 acres. THE IMPROVEMENTS are a Frame Dwelling and suitable ont-bnildinga on each form as now divided. The water oa both forms is very excellent; there is a good mea dow land attached. ! Tbe farm will be sold in one tract, or ne now divided, to snit purchasers. Tbs soil is good and adapted to the growth of Grain, Peaches Pears and Small Fruits. The: thoroughly limed. There is a flourishing Or chard of 3200 Peach Trees, of good varieties, 1000 five years old. Also, a variety of Peart Small Fruits. Vessel* constantly ply between foe several wharves and Baltimore, and there is a daily line of steamers firem Bait, and Phila. touching at. thé several landings at convenient hoars. TERMS i—Thé terms of sale ore : One-third cash or in 60 days, at tbe option of the Trus tee, and tbe baUce in one and two years, with interest front day of sale, to be seen réd by bond of the purchaser, with security approved by the Trostes. The tenant, Mr. David Zen ker, will show tbe premise* to any persons desiring to examine them. HARRISON W. VICKERS, Truste«. Cbestertown, Dec. 5, I874.-3t land tow been and EXECUTOR'S SALE -j. Valuable Property. A "VA/ILL he sold at the Deer Park Hotel, ia VY Nesrnrk, Delaware, *—— ON WEDNESDAY, A JANUARY 13th, 1876, At 2 o'clock, P. M., All that valuable form lying upon the public road leading from Newark to Wilmington, ahou t oo« mile from Newark, Containing 153 Acres of Land, more or lésa, In a good state of cultivation. The Improvements consist of a LARGE BRICK DWELLING HOUS8, large ya*d,well shaded by ornameatsl trees; a large FRAME BARN, double deck ; a very fine Apple Or chard. The form to divided into seven fields, and a small wood lot. Thh to a most desirable property, very Con veniently sitaated near railroads, loan agri cultural district, and in the neighborhood of mills and manufactories and Welt adapted to Grail, Fruits, Tracking, or for a Dairy—the present tenant being engaged jn tbe Utter busine». Pinsneninn will be given on the 25th day of Mareb, 1875. TERMS CASH. E. W. LOCKWOOD, Executor of Alexander A. Laws, Middletown, Del. H. T. Riddle, Anct. Dee. 5th, 1784.—tda. Oysters!_Oysters! RICE'S M b' ul Gaflm'i Oyster saloon, Connected with the OLD BANK lee Cream and Confectioaeey Store. I would most respectfully inform my pa trons and friends, and all who may favor me with a call, that I have fitted np an Oyster Saloon for both ladies and gentlemen, where they can get a good hot Stew, Pan, Fry, or Raw, at short notice. Aise, Partis* supplied with Oysters in any quantity they may desire. THE CONFECTIONERY DEPARTMENT to as usual frill of the finest Confectionery. FINE CAKES, os Fruit, Pound, Lady, Sponge, Cup, , and all kinds of Fancy Oakes for par ties, can be obtained, npon short notice. We keep on hand Raisins, Citron, Lemon and Orange Peel, Currants, Figs, Bn te», Prune», and all kinds qf Foreign and Domestic Fruits, both green ahd dried. We shall keep for Christmas a fnH line of Toy» for the: yoong, and present« for Children of a larger growth. Don't forget the place, Rice's Old Bank, and don't purchase anywhere nntil yon have ex amined my stock. Nov 7—ly. such Drop E. B. RICE. LOTO Oï FINI POULTRY! The undersigned weald respectftilly call yonr attention to the choice collection» of EINE FOWLS which he to now offering for sale (for breed ing purposes) at very low prices, con sidering the high standard of their pedigree. Tbe varieties con sist of the following : "DARK BRAMAS LIAMS," " HER8TINES" and "IMPOR TED STOCK," n bred fro» "WIL "PARTRIDGE COCHINS," bred fro» IM PORTED STOCK. "BUFFCOCHINS." bred from "CHURCH MAN'S STOCK." BRONZE TURKIES, from B. F. Lewis' prize Stock. EQOS of all the above for aale. Call and examine them, or address HENRY CLAYTON, MT. PLEASANT, DELAWARE. January 17, 1,874-lyr. FOR RENT. A DWELLING contolaiag eight roems; water couve* lent, and garden. Also, a DWELLING with six rooms, and store room 31 ft- by U ft., with good cellar. Possession thé 15th of Marsh, lion, apply oa the premises to MRS. C. J. SMITH, MiLuaaa, Dec. 19-tf. Mala street, Middletown. For further in ve* on NOTIGE. A LL persons Indebted to the firm of J. H. SCOWDRICK ft G0„ ar<hsr*hy rrepset folly requested tc sail and settle their counts on or before the 1st of January, 1876, and save costs. M. R, WALKER, P««- 19-tf, Assignee. ae '■... [ , * t - - ... j '■/£. M • -a. .„'vrv r, rV !' Ha , L""- ' Sr* ! '.'Vfj I hi*. WI ARB RECEIVING DAILY IMPORTERS AND JOBI M THE NEW GOODS, , SUITABLE FOB Holiday Presents, WHICH WE WILL SELL CHEAPER THAN EVER BEFORE. Ladies' Hem ett teh efi HANDKERCHIEFS,pore linen, 26 eta Children'*«!! linoa HANDKERCHIEFS, 12} and ifi cts. ■ A foil Une Gents' Hemstitched HARDIER CHIEFS, par* linen, 26 to 40 eta. Ladies' and Gent«' NECK-TIES, (all colon,) 26 to 50 OR. . Ladies' new style Linen COLLARS ft CUFFS 12} to 26 eto. A fall line of Ladtes'.Mtone' and Children's HOODS, NUBIAS ead SCARFS, 25, 60, and 71 top. Ladies' Strip* and Plaid SHAWLS, $1.50, $1.7?, $2.0«, $2.50 and $3.00. Lad tot' on* betttn KIDGLUVE8, 76 cts. $ 1 . 00 . Read, $1.50 % » ii h ii Gents' *äd $1.75. Boy*'' Oloft aad Bade GLOW, 50 aad 75«. Gents' heavy Back GLOVES «ad GAUNT LETS, $1.12 to $2. Gents' Fine Hats, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50. Boys' Fine HATS nnd OAFS, 50, 76e, $1.00. Ladies' fin* nnd heavy Merin« VEST8, 90c, $1.0^ $1.26, $1.50« Mimes' aad Children's Marino VESTS aad! DRAWERS, 75«, $14», $1.26. Gen»' nnd Boys' Merino VESTS and DRAW ERS, Me; T6e, $1.00, $1.26. Ladies' and Mimes' Felt SKIRTS, $1.26, $1.50,$1.7S. WE WILL AUK) OFFER Greater Bargains, OASH, in : «;56îri IN BLEACHED AMD UNBLEACHED iLÆTTSIilIS-S, AND COTON FLANNELS, THAN HAS BEEN OFFERED TO THE PUB LIC SINCE THE Y1AB INI. , J. foil yard wide bleached nraaHa;. only 10 eto. Fruit of the Loom. Forest Dele end Lonsdale bleached muslins, 12} eto. WiUiamsvillt and Davol bleached moslih*. 15 eto. ^ Wamautta bleached masHns, 17 seats. N. T. Mills 41 4 « 18 canto. UNBLEAOHED MU8UN8. Augusta P*PF*rell, fere, Nashua R, fine, Appleton ft, 4-4, Peqaftt A, toe aad heavy, ft, 3,10 mats, 3.10,11 " 11 } « 11 } <« u COTTON FLANNELS, Bleached and nahleaeliad, 11,12}, 14,15,16, 17, IS, 90,12 aad $6 casts. tu ÏTOTICB. u \ <> ; - f ■' ; . ? I ij. All easterners whose bilk have hem before Jon nary 1st, 1875. In order to toll goods ohaap I most boy for eaah, and I have to d e p— d xpeo the ooHectiex of debts doe ass to rdoe foods with which to hiy. 8. M. Reynolds» Dec. 12, 1374,-ly.