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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."
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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.
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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
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and
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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.
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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.
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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
%
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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.

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