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The Episcopalians, of Newport, are making an effort to procure sufficient funds to erect a ehurch edifice in that town. The new legal holiday, the 22d, was ob served by the closing of the banks, but by no one else as far as we could see. Robert A. Cochran, Esq., is putting up a new and extensive sale stable in the rear of the Middletown Motel, for the nse of Messrs. Polk k Cochran. Wesley Talley, a much respected citizen of Wilmington, died last Tuesday. He was Treasurer of the Poor a few years ago, and at the time of his death City Treasurer. Thomas Titus, accused of complicity ia set ting fire to buildings in Wilmington, two weeks age, has been arretted and committed for trial. , The Legislature did not adjourn, sine die,. yesterday, but on account of the accumula tion of business, the session will be prolonged for several weeks yet. Gov. Cocbrau has appointed William H. Brady, of Wilmington, Justice of the Peace and Notary Public, under the new law creat ing the additional office for that city. The Wilmington Republican papers say that ex-Constable Doran is going to leave "the city," and dwell in Canada. Can't they gel ex-Sqnire Bill Silver to go along? The new State Flag lately procured by the Legislature, was made by Messrs. Ilorstmann Ac Sons, of PhiWflelphia, and is very hand some. Tuesday was the most spring-like day that we have had this winter. The sun shone bright and the weather was quite warm, the mercury rising to 60. Those "harbingers of spring," the blue birds, have put in an appearance in force this week, and their cheering music is heard on all sides. J F. Eliason has moved his store from the S. E. Corner of Main k Broad streets, to the store house lately occupied by Scowdrick k Co., No. 2, Cochran Square. Jack Pennington, the big crazy negro, who used to be such a terror to the ladies of Mid dletown, until he was sent to the almshouse, died last Monday. The town election for Commissioners, As sessor, Treasurer, and other officers will be held next Monday. We have not heard the names of any candidates yet. . Public Sales. R. McKee, March 1, Personal Property. Ann Jefferson, " 2, " M. H. Paxson, " 8, " Not Correct. The statement that has been made in^ev ■eral of the newspapers of this State that there is not a single lawyer in either House of the Legislature of Delaware is not true. Speaker Holcomb was admitted to practice in the «Courts of this county and is now a member of the New Castle ceuaty bur .—Every Evening. Missionary Box. The box made up by the Sunday Schools and friends of this town, at the instance and - solicitation of Prof. L. B. Joaes, for Rev. Mrs. Downie, missionary in India, left for its des tinatioa on Thursday of last week, hope it may arrive safely, aud the objeet ol sending it be accomplished. Entertainment . It is expected that an entertainment will be given in Aspril's Agricultural Building, Odessa, Del., next Thursday evening, 4th proximo, at which time the "The Last Loaf," and "Spirit of '76," will be put on the stage ; music by the Odessa Social Orchestra ; pro ceeds tor the benefit of the poor of the town. Real Estate Sales. George W. Ingram, real estate agent, has sold within the past few months the following farms : That of B. R. Megioniss, near Masseys, Kent connty, Md., to John Price, for $11,500; that of Mrs. Hessey, Sassafras Neck, to Hiram Deal, for $6000 ; that of Richard Ferguson to John Fie, for $6,400 ; that of William Lee to Alexandria McNeeley. Odessa Items# We Rev. Dr. Crowell, of tbe Presbyterian Church, was the recipient of a donation party from bis «ongregation, on the 4th inst. One of our citizens was the victim of reck He was run ! less driving a short time since, over in the street, and received some slight injuries. The perpetrators have not been found ont. The congregation of the M. E. Church, also gave their pastor, Rev. J. Bryan, a donation party, on the evening of the 17th, presenting him with a number of valuable and useful which was a fine shawl for presents, among Mrs. Bryan and a handsome wrapper for him Hexicon. self. Another Remarkable Care. Mr. Editor: That "preventative of rheu matism," an account of which recently ap peared in your paper is not the only wonder ful remedy that has been discovered by citizens of St. Georges Hundred. A promi nent and most learned physician of this Hundred, carries a horss chestnut in his remedy for another equally dis As this doctor is not a pocket agreeable disease. Ajuack and believes in the efficacy of proper medicines, the afflicted may feel satisfied that the above is an unfailing cure, and perfectly professional. Will your critic make the same regard to this discovery as a flippant answer that he did about the other? in B. g e w Fetch Route to Boston. Capt. Bourne, of the Old Dominion Steam ship Company says tbat as soon as the peach opens, his company will put on a line Ajf steamers between Lewes and Boston. The , . he ma de in thirty-six hours, and "Lut transhipment or handling. Captain a s that fruit picked to-day, for ex Bonrns *fj^ 8 Lewes this evening and with amp e, wi arrive in Boston in the but one n jght and be delivered to middieo t e nex ^ This carriage at consignees e ore ) ' breezes sea, with no ust an ... jj .«»nine through it, the fruit will very wen sweeping u s » Bos t on in first-rate con bear and come - ilition .—Milfotd News. Thursday Feb 18 Senate.— Bills read a first time : To in corporate the Every Evenina Publishing Co. ; house bill in relation t. the protection of farmers from trespassers: to change the vot-' 1 V . W7U-. Cl n out ing place in East Whtte Clay Creek Hd ; to incorporate the Dover Pratt and Vegetable Proceeding* of the Legislntnre* i Preserving Co. ; to incorporate the Trustees of the Riddle fuid for the benefit of the snpei-! animated preachers of the Wilmington Con ferpnce House biU t0 incorporate the Great Council, 1. O R. M„ of Delaware; stock laws for districts No. 34, of New Castle co., and 125 aud 175, Sussex county. Bills passed : House bill to incorporate Good Samaritan Lodge, T. O. O. F., of Mid dletown ; House bill to amend the charter of the Mechanics B. & L. Association, of Dover; House bill to authorize the publication of the act for wideniug Water sreet, and R. R. avenue, of Wilmington ; House bill to renew the charter of the Female Bible Society ; to authorize commissioners in divorce cases to take evidence in regard to property held by the parties; to change the name of the Dela ware Chemical Co., te the Walton & Whann Co. ; House bill to incorporate the Delaware Board of Directors of the Mutual Life Insur ance Co., of Maine ; House bill to authorize the Register in Chancery and Clerk of the Orphans' Court, of Kent co., to make a cer tain index, with an amendment limiting the cost to $250. Mr. Riddle offered a joint resolution author izing the annual payment of a sum ef money, to be 6xed, ta the Delaware Historical Society, to aid in paying the expenses of making his torical collections. Referred to Committee on Finances. Mr. Fiddemau offered a joint re solution creating a committee of three from the Senate aad four from the House to whom shall be referred all matters pertaining to State aid to railroads and for other purposes. Defeated by a vote of 3 to 4 House. —Bills read first time : Senate bill ta amend chap. 106, rev. statutes, relating to contributory negligence ; Senate bill to aid Delaware College ; for the protection of musk rats ; te protect the elective franchise requiring the elector to show a receipt before voting which shall be stamped after the ballot is ac cepted ; providing for the payment of fanerai expenses, medicines, nursing,&c.,by the sheriff out of meney obtained under execution pro cess against the estate of the deceased person ; in respect to proof of handwriting—allowing proof by comparison is the absence of other means; to reduce the State tax on connty as sessments for State purposes from 10 to 5 cts., on the $100; in relation to the appointment of constables in Kenton Hundred. Bills passed : To amend the charter of the Georgetown k Frankford R. R. Co. ; to allow the M. P. Church, at Seaford, to sell and con vey certain real estate; to amend the act in corporating the Gravelly Run Marsh Co. ; to incorporate the Delaware Hon Co., with an amendment making it a public act; stock laws for districts 25, 27 and 28, N. C. co. ; to extend the boundaries of Red LionBd.; te incorporate the city of New Castle, with an amendment requiring that the expense of opening aad grading streets shall be borne by the city ; to change the name of Hattie Fraim and her son to McCaulley ; Senate bill incor porating the Laurel k Peninsula Agri. k Mech. Society, with two slight amendments. The Senate amendment to the House bill incorporating the Society of the Sons k Daughters, of Smyrna, was concurred in. Mr. Biggs presented a joint resolution of thanks to Hon. W. G. Whitelej, for his ad dress on the Delaware soldiers of the Revoln tion, and ordering 500 copies to be printed. Amended to read 1000 copies and adopted. Numerous petitions were presented, read and referred. Friday, Feb. 19. Senate. —Bills passed : House bill to cede to the United States certain lands.for light booses, life stations, Ac. ; to incorporate the Delta Phi Society, of Delaware College ; House bill to enable the Trustees of the Delaware City Presbyterian Church to ac quire a right to certain real estate. The House bill to create an additional jus tice of the peace, in M.ispillion Hd., Kent co., was laid on the table. HoUse.—B ill introduced : To incorporate the Benedictine Society, of Wilmington. Bills passed : To incorporate the Delaware Quarry Co.; stock law for district 112, Sus sex county. The vote by which the bill was passed to change the name of Hettie Fraim and her son, was reconsidered, Mr. Fraim having entered protest against the changing of his son's name. Mr. Biggs presented a petition from the Levy Court, of New Castle county, for permission to vacate a road in Pencader Hd., and to lay out a new one. Referred. Mondât, Feb. 22. Senats. —Not in session. House. —Bills introduced : To lay out a new road in Duck Creek Hd. ; to supplement the charter of Lewes ; stock law for district No. 44, N. C. eo. ; to incorporate a Board of Education for the town of Lewes. The speaker having stated tbat doubts ex isted in regard to the legality of bills passed on legal holidays, no bills were passed. On motion of Mr. Nowland, tbe clerk read Washington's Farewell Address. Mr. Baldwin gave notice of an act to amend the Constitution, providing for increased re presentation. Tbe Speaker gave notice of a bill to incorporate the Tasker Telegraph Co. Several petitions and remonstrances were presented. Run Marsh Co.'s charter, and to incorporate the city of New Castle. The House joint re iution rescinding the resolatioa to adjourn Mayor and an extension of the town limits ; exempt Sussex co from the operations of the exemntion law • Senate bills to amend tne exemption law, oenaie nuis, to amena sect. 3, chap. 57, vol. 14, Del. laws, in rela tion to insane persons, in regard to taking testimony in divorce cases involving alimony, and to incorparate Good Samaritan Lodge, No. 9, I. O. O. F. ; to incorporate thç Tasker Telegraph Co. Mr. Houston introduced a bill entitled "an Tuesday, Feb. 23. Senate. —Not in session in the morning. Bills passed: Incorporating the "Every Evening Publishing Co. ;" stock law for dis trict 34, New Castle co. ; supplementing the bill in relation to the town of Dover, author izing the collection of $500 more tax ; incor porating the Dover Fruit and Vegetable Pre serving Co. ; to incorporate the Trustees of the Riddle Fund for superannuated M E. preachers ; incorporating the Great Council, O. R. M., of Delaware; to make a new road in Milford Hundred. Bills read once : To allow the Seaford M. Church to sell and transfer certain real estate ; House hills to nmend the Gravelly both Houses on the 26th inst., was concurred in. House. —Bills introduced : To amend chap. 57, revised code ; te incorporate tbe Bridge ville Agri. k Mech. Society ; supplemental to the charter of Delaware City, providing for a act to promote internal improvements" which was read. This hill provides for loaning the ; credit of the State to the following railroad companies, after each of said railroads shall have raised by subscriptions $25,000 each : Georgetown and Seaford Railroad, $88,000; Georgetown and Delmar, $88,000; Milford and Bay Shore, $88,000. j[ r J»j] e f r0 ni the committee to whom of ... ... , , . . numerous petitions had been referred asking r a jd far the Wilmington & Western Rail- er ro.ul, repelled a hill which whs read. This bill provides for the loaning of the credit of 'he State to the W. & IF. B. B., to the amount of $8,800 per mile for each mile of road com ***** This aid to b. secured by Erst mort *»«« bonds after subscriptions in stock suffi tient to grade and bridge said road ready for ^ « ^ Produced a biU to amend , the constitution ot e a , * P for increased representation in the Legisla which w * 8 read ' Th# bU1 P rovides ,or an increase of one Senator from each county and two representatives from New Castle co. Mr. Nowland gave notice that at some future day he would introduce a bill to grant State aid to the Bombay Hook Railroad Co., to enable it to bridge the Delaware, amount not to exceed one hundred millions The ef dollars. Bills passed : To make the sheriff or other officer a competent witness in replevin cases: to authorize the Psothonotary of Kent co. to make certain iadexes ; to amend the charter of the J. k B. R. R. Co. ; Senate bill to ex empt legacies to charitable institutions from taxation ; Senate bill requiring collectors to write the date, name and amount in full on the face of the receipt ; to facilitate the proof of handwriting by comparison ; Senate bill to change the boundary line of school district No. 81, New Castle eo. ; to supplemeat the charter of the Delaware Fire Insurance Co. ; lc incorporate the Delaware State Fire and Marine Insurance Co., of Delaware City. Several other acts sf incorporation were also passed. The bill to authorize the Levy Courts of the several counties to employ con victs at outside labor was lost. Mr. Biggs introduced a joint resolution rescinding 'he resolution to adjourn sine die, on the 26th inst., which was adopted. The committee to whom the matter was referred reported un favorably the bill to authorize the Levy Courts to reimburse certain persons convicted and fined by the U. S. District Court. Mr. Todd introduced a joint resolution in refer ence to the State arms, and appointing a com mittee to look after them. Mr. Nowland gave notice of an act to amend the Constitution of the State in rela tion to increased representation. This bill proposes four additional Representatives and one Senator to New Castle co., to be located in and elected by the City of Wilmington as separate election district. The bill will also give an additional Senator to each of the other counties. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Senate.— Bills introduced: House bill amending the charter of the J. k B. R. R. Co. ; House bill incorporating the Delaware Iron Co. ; to incorporate the Kent Iron and Hardware Co., of Wilmington ; to amend chap. 99, rev. code, revising and regulating the costs ef Justices of the Peace ; bill to aid Wilmington Conference Academy by author izing a State loan of $10,000 ; bill to author ize the Levy Courts to adopt measures for the destruction of hawks and owls ; House bills, extending the boundaries of Red Lion Hd., respecting proof of handwriting, relating to the competency of certain persons as wit nesses; incorporating Lone Valley Cemetery and the Laurel Agricultural Society ; also several minor acts and the usnal batch of school district stock laws. Numerous peti tions and remonstrances were presented. Bills passed : Changing the voting place of East White Clay Creek Hd.; the bill re quiring jurors to be fed and furnished with beds while deliberating upon a verdict,amend ed to make the jurors pay for their food, £c. The House joint resolution in relation to the State arms, was concurred in, and Messrs. Ray and Causey appointed as the Senate's portion of the committee. Mr. Moore pre sented a joint resolution to pay Senators Bayard and Saulshury $1500 each as fees for defending the constitutionality of the laws taxing the P. W. k B. R. R. Co. Adopted. House. —Messrs. Todd, Han by and Frame were appointed as the House's portion of the committee to loek after the State's guns. Bills read once : Senate hills to incorpor ate the Riddle Fuid for superannuated M. E. Preachers and the Dover Fruit and Vegetable Preserving Ce. ; bill to require trustees in cases of voluntary assignment to give bonds for the faithful execution of their trust; bill enable the Benedictine Co., of Penna., to hold real estate in Delaware ; bill to annex school district No. 19, to the city of Wilming ton, for school purposes ; bill to authorize the Levy Court, of Sussex co., to make an ad ditional appropriation for the improvement of the streets of Milton ; by Mr. Nowland, bill to amend the constitution to provide for in creased representation. Bills passed : To incorporate the Old Do minion S. S. Co; to renew the charter of Phoenix Fire Co., of Wilmington ; defining duties of Justices of the Peace in cases of as sault and battery ; guaranteeing payment for medical attendance, Ac; stock law for district No. 19, N. C. county. The Senate joint resolution to pay Messrs. Comegys, Whiteley and Martin $500 for ser vices as commissioners to settle the fishery difficulties between Delaware and Jersey, was concurred in. Numerous petitions were presented, and Mr. Pyle presented the proceedings of a pub meeting in Wilmington, in favor of a State workhouse. The bill supplemental to the act for prevention of cruelty to animals was lost. Sirs. Alden's Entertainment* The entertainment givsn in the Town Hall, Tuesday evening, by Mrs. Agnes M. Ald»n, assisted by the Odessa Social Orchestra and Glee Club, was of a much finer and more ex alted character than the great majority of such affairs given in the Hall usually are. The large auditorium was well filled with an in telligent and appreciative audience from the town and surrounding country, many of whom, notwithstanding the bad condition of tbe roads, and the threatening aspect of the weather, had come a distance of eight or ten miles. After the performance of some excellent op eratic selections by the Orchestra and a well sung quartette by the Glee Club, Mrs. Alden entertained her "guests" for an hour and a half with reading choice selections of poetry and P ros *> bot)l pathetic and humorous, in terspersed with singing. • u .,, i • « ». .. . . Mrs. Alden read in clear, distinct tones which were heard plainly in every part of the room, pronouncing her sentences in a manner produce tbe finest effect. Her singing was especially pleasing and gratifying to her an ; J 1 B ® J ® dienee. Mr». Alden's clear enunciation and taste in musical deliver»- reflect high credit upon her • , r ! r ™e r teather , Madame Clara M. Bnnkerhoff . New \ ork. j We are pleased to state from the ladies hav ing the matter in charge that the entertain ment was quite successful, financially, the re ceipts being fully equal to their expectations, which thev acknowledge their thanks. »^reyor. Appointed. The Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Com. puny, of St. Georges and Appoquinimink Hundreds, have appointed Joseph Roberts, Wm. A. Hukill, and Henry C. Walters, Sur veyors. Any person desiring insurance in this home company, who will call on either the above named gentlemen, will receive ...... . , . attention necessary in making out a prop application. Maryland Affairs. Local Opt,oe. -For «h. last three months . we hare had .n .|;i»r »»" J 0 tm >y and ; ; fully test the ° 'he °' a, J ° ; system tu our community, ' J""*** | conceded, even by the enemies of the cause, j that „ worUg well , and accomplishes all that j its most .anguine friends could have desired. Among certain classes of our people liquor has become absolutely inaccessible, while others abstain from its use because it is not conveniently obtainable, and the result is that there is a degreee of sobriety unparalleled in the history of our community.— St. Mich ael's (Md.) Comet and Advertiser. Mr. Samuel Peters, chief engineer oh the Maryland aHd Delaware Railroad, died at his residence in Easton, Talbot county, on Wed ; nesday last. His remains were taken to Phil Mr. Peters was a | adelphia for interment j master mechanic, and has been employed on the Maryland and Delaware Railroad for ; several years, ; A lady of Easton, Talbot county, it is said, has in her possession a valentine which was sentie her grandmother in 1776, and as it will be just a hundred years old at the right time, it is proposed to exhibit it at the cen tennial next year. Gov. Groome has pardoned John H. Can nod, sent to the penitentiary from Caroline county on a charge of larceny for three years, on condition that he will quit Mary land and Delaware forever. There is said to be more sickness in St. Michael's, Talbot connty, now than there has been for many years. The farm of J. W. Howard, in Still Pond, Kent county, containing 358 acres, has been sold to Geo. B. Wescott for $10,128 cash. (ilorresjjondanet Letter from Newark. Dear Transcript; — Our citizens who have heretofore been considered quiet and peaceably inclined, have gone wild ou the subject of petitions. No sooner do they get one laid on the shelf than the cry is heard on all aides, "Have you signed, or will yeu sign S's petition ?" If you answer no to both of these queries, then you uiust sign G*s; and the luckless individual is forthwith led up to the desk to write j his name, which being done, he re ceives a polite, "thank you," and the agent of the petition is off after new signers. I hear you ask, "What is the matter, now, that your people are in such a state of anxiety?" I answer, "an influential citizen of our ancient town recently without malice prepense or aforethought, went to the R R. depot, on certain business affairs of his and while there saw three or four own, railroad officials walking around ap parently inspecting the company's prop erty. The logical conclusion in his mind was that this meant a change in the site of the depot Out of this sprang petition No. 1. The aforesaid citizen having property nearer to the city of Wilmington by 400 yards than the present depot, and on the same side of the railroad as the town, felt certain that if the R. R. station could be fixed near to his property, the benefit to the town (or his property) would be in calculable. Hence the distraction to that portion of the community ; for to set forth the advantages to be derived by the proposed change so as to get the company to believe in them, re quires a vast amount of self-assurance Petition No. 2,is in favor ef the change, but opposed to the location. It claims your endorsement on the ground that we will derive more benefit if the depot is placed at the intersection of P. W. & B , and P. D., R. R's., which is one mile nearer Wilmington than the place where No. 1 wants it. This movement on the part of No. 2, causes fearful oontensions. If it suc ceeds down goes the value of real estate at the east end of the town, and the ruination, in value, of the property at the old depot, which is owned by one or two men, and a removal to that far off point cannot be entertained for a moment. What matter if at the present place you have an accident now and then : kill three or four folks ! They be no account along side of the value of the property that joins the present site ! The freight cars stand aeross the public road every morning, to the detriment of the country people, for the want of room. What of that? These property holders must be protect ed at the expense of the public—the few against the many—So wags the world. The great trouble about these peti tions is, they are to go before those august bodies, tbe Directors and officers of the P. W. & B., R. R. who do all things well, even in asking the Legis- ; lature to reduce their State tax to $20- i 000. The consideratien for this small favor is, they will reduce the freight on peaches 7.50 per car to Jersey City, peach growers relinquishing their right an over to a drawback of $15,000, of charge due them from the R. R. C(P The people north of the canal would like to know what reduction is to be made on grain, lime, coal and other mer chandise by the ear. They have no peaches, hut are interested in that $20,000; they want some of the ad vantages that are to acerue te shippers : for the reduction of the tax on one kind of property means raising it on another The treasury will be depleted just that amount, and it will have to be made up—of course off tbe land. I see a great deal in the different papers about increased representation, and various methods are proposed: division of the county, district system and the d—1 knows what else. If the j people were called on for their views, could they not decide this perplexing question knowing that, divide or dis trict the county, the majority rules? f»ii t • i * a u J The Legislature appears to be non com pos mentis in the matter. If they will refer it to the citizens of this good old place, we will fix it in short metre. If we can do it no other way, with our big q L A J *11 * * * ly oenator at our Head, we will petitiou Congress to come the Virginia « ver them. ri7t,:i„ m, • in \V bile we are on petitions—There is some talk of petitioning (j rant to de clare all dogs "banditti, and send ^ le ^ aD , 1Shendan bere ,0 P ut ,he " 1 ,n '" e lock-up, close, to the Senator a re- <3] sidence, so as to induce him to go for nex l '1°6 bill that is presented to the honorable body that he belongs to at Dover. kind T C A Cords of Oak and Maple WOOD, ei *^ er '? B,e '«'oo , l s or delivered in quantities to snit purchasers. Apply to JOHN A REYNOLDS, Pec. 12-tf. Middletown, Del. N. M. Newark, Del., Fab. 22, 75. FOR SALE. THE 9HRKETS. . ^ ; . Corn, yellow, new ' VhltC - ne ' V Uats....... .... Timothy Seed . MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY COX t JONES. $1.15 ^8 bus. .72 ets. .70 cts .60 " 4 50 5 7506 00 .... 75@90 MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY S. M. REYNOLDS. .30 cts. $ doz ...30035 ets. $lb .15016 " " firstname.lastname@example.org $ bus. ,...14@16cts. $ lb. .15016 " .708 " .14@15 " Eggs. Butter. Lard. Potatoes. Chickens, dressed, Turkeys, dressed. Geese, " Dufcks. " PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Prime red wheat.1 20@$1.20 p bus. Corn,'yellow, old.80081 ^ bus. Oats ( Pennsylvania) new.65068 cts. Cloverseed.9J @ 11 'P lb. Timothy 3.25 BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, good to amber. Corn, white. Corn, yellow. Oats, Southern. Rye. .$1 25 .80082 .78079 69070 cts. .1 04@1 05 Commission JJtahants. EDWARD W. WILSON & CO., GRAIN, LUMBER, AND tarai Commission Merchants, No. 404 South Delaware Avenue, PHILADELPHIA. Commission Exclusively. No one authorized to purchase Grain or Produce of any kind on onr account. Jan 23-6m. E. W. W. &CO. j CHRISTIAN & CO. I COMMISSION MERCHANTS For the sale of GRAIN, SEED, &c. We are exclusively Commission Merchants, and have no agent, in Delaware or else where to purchase for ns. CHRISTIAN A CO., . No 141 Nerth Water street, Philadelphia, Pa. Feb 6-5m. LOYERS OF FIRE POETRY! The undersigned would respectfully call yonr attention to the choice collections of (FINE FOWLS, (3 which he is now offering for sale (for breed ing purposes) at very low prices, con sidering the high standard of their pedigree. The varieties con sist of the following: "DARK BRAMAS" bred from "WIL LIAMS," "HERSTINES" and "IMPOR TED STOCK." "PARTRIDGE COCHINS," bred from IM PORTED STOCK. " BUFF COCHINS," bred from " CHURCH MAN'S STOCK." BRONZE TURKIES, from B. F. lewis' prize Stock. EGGS of all the above for sale examine them, or address Call and HENRY CLAYTON, MT. PLEASANT, DELAWARE. January 17, 1874-lyr. TO THE PUBLIC T HE subscriber would call the attention of the public to his '-ARGE AND WELL-SELECTED STOCK of GOODS, ; i Consisting in part of DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, GROCERIES, BOOTS, Shoes, Hats, Hardware, Queensware, Wood and Willow Ware, Earthen and Stone Ware. FISH, MEATS, &c., &c. And everything usually kept in a 5} ses First Class Country Store, All ef which have been selected with care, and will be SOLD AT PRICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TIMES. a pr. 9—tf -!____I Tiklf] frloYPN the j , Va; i Va j j ' In making my purchases for this season's' trade, I have exercised great care and taste in I f° ïÆ'ftlïÂW ly before I bought anything, and then only buying what I knew would suit my custom- R ers;andnow l propose to ofier advantages that no other house can compete with, either in price or quniity, and I earnestly invite an exa l minatio " of 8t0( . ki sucb as staple and fancy Dry Goods, Ready-made Clothing,Shoes and Boots, Hats and Caps, the fullest assort W^od and WmoWware* Qurensware^Tin and <3] assw(vrei Groceries, &c , in the country,— i which will be sold at the lowest possible price . . . Don't fail to visit me before buying. Give us a call before purchasing elsewhere the tial NO CHARGE FOR SHOWING GOODS. Charles Tatman Jr. MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Of TER the J. F. ELIASON. Only 75 Cents. Jfrui G&NTS. Chang Chang sells at sight. Necessary as soap. Goods free. Chang Chang Mf g Co., Bos Feb 20-4t A toe. TJD DU SAMPLE to Agents. Lndles' Combl r lUEjJj nation Needle-kook, with Chromos Send stamp. F. P. GLUCK, New Bedford, Mass. f204 • nUATfrCJ WANTED for the fastest selling book AuJjls ID ever published. Send for specimen es and our extra terms to AgeDts. NATIONAL fe20-4t PUBLISHING CO., Philadelphia, Pa. AND HOMES. 10,000 ACKES Maryland Farms Near railroad. Location healthy. Titles good. Address WM. S. RIDGELY, Attorney, Denton, Md. Fe6-4t lfAATPV easily made by selling TEAS at Im MUIN LI I porter's Prices, or getting up clubs in towns and country for the oldest Tea Company in America. Greatest inducements. Send for circular. CANTON TEA CO., 148 Chambers street, N. Y. fe6-4 — . . . " I ITT-T* Pleasant, profitable, success JUN r 1 ■ W certain. 240 Agents now mak Prom 3 to 8 needed in every dwelling and store. Entirely new. More agents wanted. Full particulars free. Address the manu facturera, 8. 8. MANN SSt CO., 381 N. Howard street, Baltimore, Maryland. Fe8-4t BUSINESS, out. A valuable book containing 125 » rtCkTTTDIpengravingsexplaining the Cacbi Aljvl U Chez »fall Diseases, by DR. GLE4SON, 1007 Arch St. Phila, UT? A T TIT Pa > the well-known author and Il Jj A-LJ. II . lecturer. Sent to any address for fe 110-41 SHOT-GUNS, RIFLES, PISTOLSjf B KY0LTKB8, Of any and every kind. Send stamp M loi Catalogue. Addrean Croat WMna Huai Worin, riTTSBUESU, FA. HOW TO GOOD 10 cents. Feb 27-4t. pSYCHOMANCY, or SOUL CHARMING,' How either sex may fascinate and gain the love a affections of any person they choose instantly. This simple, mental acquirement all can possess, free, by mail, for 25c, together with a marriage guide, Egyptian Oracle, Dreams, Hints to Ladies, Wedding-Night Shirt, &c. A queer book. Address T. WIL LIAM k CO., Pubs., Philadelphia. fe20-4 for Coughs, COLDS, HOARSENESS, AND ALL THROAT DISEASES, USE Wells' Carbolic Tablets, PUT UP ONLY IN BLUE BOXES. A TRIED AND SURE REMEDY. For sale by Druggists and by JOHNSTON, HOLLOWAY k CO., Philadelphia, Pa. Feb 20-4t PHILADELPHIA Burial Case Co. Are now in full operation, and making all the various styles of COFFINS AND CASKETS for the trade, furnished in all kinds of wood and finely finished. We will fill all orders with promptness and at the lowest prices,from our OFFICE and WAREROOMS, 211 and 213 N. Bboad St., Phila. Send for descriptive Price List. Jan 30-9t CBNCBR CAN BE CURED ! This dreadful disease thoroughly enred without the use of the Knife or Caustic by our wonderful discovery. Scrofula and all Skin and Blood Diseases, enred after all other rem edies fail. Send for circulars. Consultation free daily. Penn Cancer Institute, ja30-9 3208 Chesnut St., West Philadelphia. Have You Tried JTTIRjTTIBE IB -A_? ARE YOU Weak, Nervous or Debilitated? Are you so languid that any exertion re quires more of an effort than you feel capable of making? Then try JURUBEBA, the wonderful tonic and invigorator, which acts so beneficially on the secretive organs as to impart vigor to all the vital forces. It is no alcoholic appetizer, which stimu lates for a short time, only to let the sufferer fall to a lower depth of misery, but it is a veg etable tonic acting directly on the liver and spleen. It regulates the Bowels, quiets the nerves, and gives such a healthy tonic to the whole system as to soon make the invalid feel like a new person. Its operation is not violent, but is charac terized by great gentleness; the patient ex periences no sudden change, no marked re sults, but gradually his troubles "Fold their tents, like the Arabs, And as silently steal away." This is no new and untried discovery, bat has been long used with wonderful remedial results, and is pronounced by the highest med ical authorities, "the most powerful tonic and alterative known.' it. For sale by Ask your druggist for JOHNSTON, HOLLOWAY k CO., Philadelphia, Pa. Feb 6-4t SHORT POSTPONEMENT— D* Y FIXED —FULL DISTRIBUTION. FIRST GRAND GIFT CONCERT, Montpelier Female Humane Associa'n, AT ALEXANDRIA, VA., MARCH 29th, 1875. LIST OF GIFTS : $ 100,000 1 Grand Cash Gift. 50,000 25.000 100,000 75.000 • 50,000 50.000 100,000 50,000 400,600 1 Grand Cash Gift 1 Grand Cash Gift. 10 Cash Gifts, $10,000 each 15 Cash Gifts, 50 Cash Gifts, 100 Cash Gifts, 1,000 Cash Gifts, 1,000 Cash Gifts, 20,000 Cash Gifts, 5.000 each 1.000 each 500 each 100 each 50 each 20 each, 22,178 Cash Gifts, amounting to...$1,000,000 Number of Tickets, 100,000. PRICE OF TICKETS. Whole Tickets. Halves. Quarters.. Eighths or each Coupon, 5} Tickets for. The Montpelier Female Humane Associa tion, chartered by the Legislature of Virginia and the Circuit Court of Orange Co., propo ses by a Grand Gift Concert to establish and endow a "Home for tbe Old, Infirm and Des titute Ladies of Virginia," at Montpelier, the former residence of President James Madison. .$20.00 . 10.00 5.00 2.50 . 100.00 Alexandria, Va., July 8, 1874.— * * * commend them as gents of honor and in teg ritv, and fully entitled to the confidence of the public. * _ R. W . Hcghes v !* ^ aS . ° 18 if _ a ' «Uw^QuSirt'a NïîüKrto-oîiwno^îf Va; Hon. Robert E. Withers, Liaut.-Gov. of Va - aBd U. S. Senator elect; Senators and Members of Congress from Virginia. Remittances for tickets may be made by ex press prepaid, post-office money-order on Washington, D. C., or by registered letter. For full particulars, testimonials, Ac., send r Circular. Address, JAMES BARB0UR > ! Pres't M. F. H. A. Alexandria Va .. ,. t A ** h ? Kena 110 agents wanted everywhere. Feb 2 0 -4t. Governors Office, Richmond, July 3, '74. It affords me pleasure to say that I am well acquainted with a large majority of the offi cers of the Montpelier Female Humane Asso ciation, who reside in tbe vicinity of my home and I attest their intelligence and their worth and high reputation as gentlemen, as well as the public confidence, influence and substan tial moans liberally represented among them. James L. Kemper, Gov. Virginia. ■j i J. MEIER & BRO. MERCHANT TAILORS, I > S. E. Cor, Second and Arch Sts., ' ' PHILADELPHIA, Have in Stock a full line of Fine Overcoatings, Saltings, Casslmeres, and Vestings the newest designs for FALL and WIN TER wear, which will be made to order in the latest styles and best manner. Special at tention given to Dress Suits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK, oct 10-tf i cIÏBiîminjgton ^düwtiacmfiü». * 820 & 822 MARKET ST., MASONIC TEMPLE We beg to call the attention of buyer* to one ef THE MOST ATTRACTIVE STOCK OF DRY MODS, Ever displayed ia this city, comprising the leading brands in STAPLE AND FANCY DRESS GOODS, SILKS, LINENS, WHITE GOODS, LACES, SHAWLS, HOSIERY, NOTIONS, GLOVE8, WOOLEN FABRICS, FANCY ARTICLES, BLAN KETS, FLANNELS, CARPETS, UPHOLSTE RY GOODS, &c., &c., Which from Superiority of Manufacture, Durabilty of Texture, controlled by nn advanced and increasing Excellence of Taste, with the reputation tor Reliability, in connection with the most celebrated sources of supply, mnst attract the critical attention of THE BEST CLASS OF BUYERS. The lines are full in every variety in all the Popular Brands, so favorably received in past seasons, embracing an assortment seldom equalled, and never surpassed. As heretofore, we shall seek to place before our customers FABRICS OF INTRINSIC VALUE i And invite an inspection of the Stock which represents the productions nf some of the beet looms of the world. Ca-Et-A-JSTVILLE WORRELL. Wilmington, Del., October 20th, 1874. 228 228 I* MANUFACTURER OF FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING FOR MEN AND BOYS. ■e A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF FALL AND WINTER CLOTHING, ON HAND, MADE UP IN THE LATEST STYLE AND BEST ALSO, A GREAT VARIETY OF PIECE GOODS, for Order Work. 228 MARKET ST. Wilmington, Del. MANNER. Apr 22—ly Jflistrlianeous. ^ to see PHILADELPHIA Y A Directory arranged for the Convenience of Our Readers.—Out this Out. APELDORN'S FRENCH STEAM Scouring, and Dyeing Establishment, 786 Race St. nov 7-12t CEDAR VATS AND TANKS For Brewers, Dyers, Chemists, Manufacturers and pri vate dwellings. GEO. J. BURKHARDT k CO »But ton woodJStreet, below Broad. aug. 8-48 CIGARS PECULIAR, 7) U and other B. B. Brands. Leaf and Manufactured Tobacco at lowest possible prices, at BATCHELOR BROS. Wholesale Depot 808 Market Street. nov 7-12t DIAMONDS, WATCHES, & JEW ELRY, SILVER WARE, Etc. A splendid assort ment at F. W. PARROTT'S, No. 5 S. Eighth St., Phila. Established 24 years. Please call. nov 7-12t ESTEY'S COTTAGE ORGANS. Organs and Arion Pianos. K. M. BRUCE, 1308 Chestnut St., formerly of 18 N. Seventh St. Ju4-48t FURNITURE WAREROOMS of ISAAC B. MAUGER.349 North Second Street. All kinds of work made to order. nov 7-12t IRON FENCES. The New Iron Nailed to Iron. The Best Iron Fence in the world, for Lots, Cemeteries, Ac. Send for Circular to J. B. Wleksrshaai 4t Sons, lOOS Ridge A ve no7-12t LAMPS. CHANDELIERS, GLASS A Queensware, Summer Cooking Stores wholesale A retail. H. COULTER, 118 N. 2d St. nov7-12t MUSIC PUBLISHERS. W. H. BONER Si CO., No. 1103 Chestnut St. will send the beautiful song "No Friendly Voice to Greet Me," by Danis, for 35 cents. nov 7-12t And Dairy Fixtures, best and cheap est. WM. M. MORGAN it CO., 711 Spring Garden Street. Succ essors to John Ambler, Jr. nor7-48 } MILK CANS. T> A rp H 1 IL'TQ! For Inviano»«, Txam J t/L A A O Marks, Copyrights,etc., etc. procured by John A. lVlederalsclm de Co.. 110 South Fourth St., below Chesnut, Phila. Full Call or send for se 194St information without charge. Books of Instruction. SUNNY-SIDE STOVE POLISH. IT IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD. Reasons for preferring Sunny-Side: Its use requires less labor. Its effect lasts. Its lustre is more brilliant. Its cost is little for the superiority of the article. It is also very valuable for lubricating wagon and carri age axles. The genuine is stamped on each label Sunny-Side Stove Polish. —Strow, Wile it Co.. 1334, 1336,1338,1330,1333 and 1334 Cal lowhiltSt., Phi lad'a, Pa. Agents, Messrs.GItlieils it Rexsamer, for Pennsylvania, No. 40 A 42 South Front St., Philap'a, Pa. N2I-24 TERRA COTTA PIPES— Chim ney Tops and Cement, Rustic Cemetery Posts. G. W. Hamlin, No. «North 7th St. jan212t UNION SPOKE WORKS. Spokes, Rims, Plow Handles. «Ja G. DAVIS A SON, S. J uU W. Cor. Leopard and Otter Sts. New Castle County, Dec. 18th, 1874. Upon the application of RICHARD S maRIM, Administrator of THOMAS MA RIM, late of Appoquinimink Hundred in said County, deceased, it is ordered and directed ^gi^not^of Ranting of UMe'S of Administration upon the Estate of the de ceased, with the date of granting thereof, by causing advertisements tobe posted, within forty days from the date of such letters, in six ofX most public places of the County of New Castle, requiring all persons having de mauds against the Estate, to present the same, or abide by an Act of Assembly in such case r^ÂÆhiÂ E? "T to be inserted, within the same period, in the Middletown Transcript, a newspaper pub lished in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months, WA TER- WHEELS, WIND-MILLS Pumps, Plumbing and Gag Fitting in country hou ses. Send for circulars or call and W. G. Rhoades. 1331 Market St. samples.— se 19tf WA TCHES AND JE WELR Y. At the old Established stand of AtOOR-K & BRO., Jul 4-48t 1031 Market Street. REGISTER'S ORDER. REGISTER'S OFFICE, -- -- Given under the hand and Seal of ■j L.S. V Office of the Register aforesaid, at ' ' New Castle, in New Castle County aforesaid, the day and year above written. S. C. BIGGS, Register. NOTICE. All persons having ctAlms against the Es tate of the deceased must present the same, duly attested, to the Administrator on or be fore December 19th, 1875, or abide the Act of Assembly in such cose made and provided. RICHARD S. MARIM, Administrator, jan. 9-2m Address— Smyrna, Del. FOR RENT. T HE STORE ROOM now occupied by J. Frazer Eliason. Esq. Possession given March 25th, 1875. E. W. LOCKWOOD, Dec 26-tf. For Richard Lockwood. JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Notary Public, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. Dr. J. J. VANDERFORD, DENTIST, 906 WALNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA Office Honrs : f From 8 a. m. to 2 p. m. \ 2} p. m. to 6. apr II—ly DR. W. F. KENNEDY, HOMCEOPATH 1C PHYSICIAN, Offers his professional services to the citisens of Middletown and vicinity. Office on Main St., oppoeite the Pres byterian Church, Jan 16-2m. Middletown, Del. i « g Spa BR TH0S.H. GILPIN, A M ** s ? « j= SgK J S « ' ?«! ; »* j • —c m DENTIST, fill é af ! S5£ I I HI I ii MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, : Feb 14-ly. ' I it j REYNOLDS & CO., No. 832 Market Street, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE. Conveyancers, Survet ors, Real Estate Agents, Collectors of Accounts, Bills, Ac. Houses and Lands rented, and rents collec ted ; Loans negotiated ; Titles examined ; Deeds, Bonds, Mortgages, and other Legal papers carefully drawn, and supervised by counsel permanently retained. Correspon dence solicited. Reference furnished. REYNOLDS * CO., No. 832 Market Street, Wilmington, Del. Jan 11—ly J. THOS. BUDD, OFFICE IN TRANSCRIPT BUILDING, S. Broad St.,near Main, Middletown, Del. A large lot of VALUABLE FARMS AND TOWN PROPERTIES In all parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. Call and examine. Correspondence by mail solicited. REFERS BT PERMISSION TO Gen. Robert Patterson, 2d below Chestnut St. Philadelphia. John C. Bullitt, Attorney at Law, South 3d street, Phila. Hon. R. C. Holiday, 8ec. of Stats, An napolis, Md. W. R. Bergholz, Memphis k El Paso Pacific Railroad, N. Y. R. Atkinson, Banker, 41 Broad 8t. N. Y* Hon. Richard Schell, 50 Wall " " Col. Blanton Duncan, Louisville, Ky. may 2—ly NOTICE. D R. WM. H. BARR begs leave to say that haring sold his Drug Store and business to Joseph M. Barr, he invites the same gener ous patronage in tbe future as hag been be stowed in the past on tbe store. His office will be at the old store, where he will be found, as heretofore, prepared to der professional advice and services WM. H. BARR, M. D. Middletown, Jan. 1, 1875.—tf ren NOTICE. A LL persons indebted to the firm of J. fl. SCOWDRICK A CO., arejhereby respect fully requested to call aad settle their counts on or before the 1st of January, 1875, and save costs. Dec. 19-tf. ac M. E. WALKER. Assignee. MULES! MULES! T HE subscriber has just returned from the West with forty (40) heed of extra fine YOUNG MULES, carefully selected by him self, and will sell them on reasonable terms tbe stables of A. Maxwell. l. p. McDowell. Middletown, Del., Feb. 6, 1875.-2t.