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SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 11, 1875.
Local and State Affairs.
Items of Local Interest.
P. T. E. Smith's second railroad excursion
from Wilmington to the Hudson river came
off on Thursday.
The school of District No. 94 will be opened
for the fall and winter session on Monday,
the 13th inBtant.
Peaches have been bringing somewhat bet
ter prices this week. They now pay bnt not
mach more than enongh to make up for past
Each of the Wilmington dailies was the
"earliest on the street" with an extra con
taining the returns of the city election, on
Mary Swiggett, a white woman of Wil
mington, who bas been married for about ten
years to a negro, committed suicide by taking
laudanum last Sunday.
The work of catting off corn has com
menced. Corn on light soil is ripening quite
rapidly, while that on heavier and lower
ground is still very green.
The Fifth Annual Fair of the Kent county,
(Md.) Agricultural Association will be held
at their Fair grounds, Worton Station, Sep
tember 28th, 29th and 30th.
The Delaware Preserving and Warehouse
Co. are rapidly storing their large refrigerat
ing house with peaches and some other fruits.
They both buy and store on deposit.
A heavy rain fell between Blackbird aad
Smyrna on Monday evening. We bad none
of it here, and the ground is as dry aid
dusty as the sun and peach wagons can
Thomas Y. de Normandie, the well-known
dealer in china and silverware, of Wilming
ton, failed last week. His liabilities are said
to bo $100,000, what his assets are is not
The Boston peach train ran into the rear of
the Philadelphia train near Chester on Tues
day night, and badly broke up and otherwise
damaged six cars, scattering fruit in all
The tug, G. W. Pride, bound up the Dela
ware, with barges loaded with peaches, was
run into near Bombay Hook, Monday night,
by a barge going down, and sank np to her
decks, near the shore.
The proprietors of the Aiden fruit-drying
establishment St Milford, destroyed by fire on
the 30th of August, are preparing to rebuild
it without delay. They expect to have it fin
ished in about ten days.
Senator Bayard's horse, driven by two of
his daughters, ran away in Wilmington, on
Monday, throwing the ladies ont and break
ing the carriage. The ladies were somewhat
bruised bnt not badly hnrt.
Prof. J. N. Clemmer, of Wilmington, is
makiag arrangements to give one of bis pleas
ant entertainments called Children's Jubilees
in the Opera House of that city on the even
ings of the 29th and 30th instant.
At a serenade tendered him by the Demo
crats on Tuesday night, Col. Whiteiey, the
newly elected mayor of Wilmington, declared,
in his speech, that he meant "to be the mayor
of the whole people" and not of his party
I. C. Grubb, Esq., of Wilmington, gave a
basket of peaches, a few weeks ago, to the
captain of the steamship Baltic, which the
latter carried to Liverpool in the ship's re.
frigerator, and they arrived in good condi
Wc stated, in an article on conscience
money last week, that two brothers of Mr. J.
H. Primrose were fourteen years ago arrested
for robbery. That gentleman writes us that
the parties he had arrested were no relation
to him. He does not suspect any one of
the theft of the $600 recently returned to
The autumnal days have come,
The saddest of the year ;
It's a leetle too warm for whiskey hot
And a leetle too cool for beer.
A Lightning Freak.
The Seaford Citizen tells of a wonderful
feat which a streak of lightning played there
last week. It descended into the mill pond' 'h e
of Mr. Jacob Williams, near that town, terri
fying the fish and causing the water to form
a column and to lower np many feet in the
air. A gentleman who saw it Bays that many
of the fish jumped out of the water upon the
On Monday evening as John H. From
berger, an employee of the Trantcript -office,
was returning to his home on North Broad
street he was stopped by a gang of negroes
who demanded his money. In answer the
printer gave bis assailant a rap over tbe bead
with a cndgel that he bad in his hand, and,
having thns cot bis way ont, he retreated, on
the doable qnick, in good order, ancaugbt
though pursued by his would be robbers.
Negroes Rampant and Defiant,
On Saturday night last, a number of ne
groes stationed themselves on the St. Anne's
road a little below Middletown, to await tbe
approach of some white men, who worked
for Mr. R. R. Cochran, and as the latter came
near the negroes attacked and badly beat one
of them, a young man of about 18 or 20 yea«
old, catting his head and inflicting a wound
from which he bled profusely. Why this
attack was made on this particular individual
is not known, though it is said that the
groes had a grudge against him from
cause. The injured man's name we did not
ascertain though he belonged to the order of
Hearing of this outrage by the negroes
special policeman Thomas Barris summoned
a posse of citizens and went down the road
to quell the disturbance. Coming up to tbe
negroes be attempted «o arrest a fellow named
Ham Sheppard, tbe leader of tbe gang, but
tbe negro drew a pistol and defied the officer,
saying "Arrest and be damned." The upshot
ef it was tbe negro was not arrested and the
officer returned to town without him.
Middletown and Vicinity Items.
BY Ol'tt LOCAL BKPOitmt.
The circus had two good audiences on
Monday afternoon and evening.
The news obtained from the doings of
tramps has been very extensive during the
The proprietors of our hotels are busy now
keeping their pavements clear of the inevita
ble drnnk—a tramp. They often resort to
Accident .—A very painful accident occurred
at Sellers' drying house on Tuesday last A
Miss Ireland, of Odessa, was paring peaches
when the knife slipped and, being a very
sharp one, cut a deep gash in the hand.
Much pain followed, and bandages were ap
plied, after which the young lady went home.
The mixed train on the Delaware Railroad
did not leave Middletown until 11 o'clock
last Saturday night, and made Wilmington
depot at 3 o'clock Sunday morning. At this
time an engine was standing across French
street and soon commenced backing. There
was a brakeman standing on the track two
yards back of the engine with his back turned
to it, talking to some one near. The con
ductor of the mixed train commenced shout
ing for him to get off the track, but he
scarcely did so in time to save bis life or a
serious accident. Those who saw him were
greatly excited for a moment or two, for they
expected to see the man crushed under the
wheels of the "tender."
Arretted .—Another disturbance was occa
sioned at Delmarvia drying house on Thurs
day, by a trio of tramps, one of whom was
more forward than the rest. In making an
assault on one of the day bosses, the fellow
was struck once or twice just in time to save
the boss an awfnl blow that might have proven
serious. It is alleged that the tramp went in
the building and interfered with those work
ing. On being remonstrated with, he com
menced cursing the girls at a fearful rate,
frightening them badly. The superintendent
ordered him out, and his refusing to go caused
the striking. After leaving the place Officer
Heaid arrested the "prominent," and after a
hearing before Esquire Walker, he was fined
$10 and costs, and pnt iu the cells.
The dreut. — W. W. Cole's New York and
New Orleans Exposition gave two exhibitions
on Monday last, as per previous announce
ment. The day was for the most part clear,
bnt a small sprinkle of rain cangbt the after
noon attendance. The balloon ascension
took place at 5 o'clock, and was a very good
one of the kind. The animals exhibited were
very fine, and the cages were kept very clean,
more so than any ever in this town. Every
person present at either of the circus per
formances speaks very highly of them ; and
particularly of the spring-board exercise,
during which a double somersault was made
over twenty-four horses. Taking everything
into close consideration, Cole's show is a good
one, and we are glad that one bas visited
Middletown worthy the mention through
Spoon Thief .—When a tramp appeals to the
kindness of our citizens for bread be gener
ally gets it. On Wednesday one of the in
dividuals was begging, and a gentleman took
him to Smith's restaurant and gave him
something to eat. After getting through
with the meal, the young man pocketed one
of the silver teaspoons and left. He was sub
sequently arrested and placed in the cells un
til the arrival home of Mr. Smith, when he
eras taken before that gentleman and repri
manded which caused him to cry freely and
beg forgiveness, and this being granted, he
was also given a good breakfast and allowed
to leave. He is respectably connected in
Patterson, N. J., and probably did this act
while ander the influence of liqnor. He has
been in the employ of Mr. E. R. Cochran for
sometime, but on Monday got off on a "ben
der," hence the resalt.
Drying Boute Burned .—Numeroas kinds of
drying houses have been in the Middletown
market this season, and some of them are
rather beneficial to the peach grower, for
with one he can prepare his small or soft
fruit to sell to an advantage, where otherwise
. would be thrown aside. Among the pur
chasers.of these machines was Mr. E. R.
Rchran, who had one erected io his orchard
lir town and put in charge of A. T. Brad
■. Everything progressed finely up to
'Ksday last, and no complaints were given
^the quality of drying the machine bad
Mo doing.- In the afternoon of that day
tel frames cangbt fire, suddenly, and despite
tiefefforts of Mr. Bradley, the dryer burned
in fifteen minutes, entailing a loss to
Mr. Cochran of $150.00. About six or seven
frames were saved from the flames. The
trdh near the dryer are badly scorched and
É Entered .—On Thursday afternoon a
ing attempt was made to rob tha
d confectionery store of C. C. Foster,
street, in this town. Mr. Foster's
r, Miss Maggie, had left the store and
Anderson's drug store, whence she
in five minutes, and as she opened
r, a man was in the act of taking
tbe «bitty-drawer. He became frightened,
ran ted jumped ont of tbe back window and
«seabed without any booty. Tbe drawer
con&ined $500 in cash, and wonld have
beeaa good "steal." Tbe thief watched an
.. unity and when the store was closed
'h e around in Mr. Penington's yard,
pnt hig hand through a broken pane of glass
and drew ont a nail that secured tbe window.
After this was accomplished he bad but to
step U and "enjoy the beanties of the scene."
No ariests have been made, but one fellow is
held it suspicion.
Peathet. —The market has been greatly im
proved within the past week, and prices are
accordingly higher. In Chicago fruit is
bringiig from $2.00 to $3.00 per crate, and
in Cincinnati $2.00 to $2.50. New York
prices have advanced at least 20 cents on the
basket A gentleman, who is well informed
on this subject, gives his opinion that the
crop Till average from 39 to 40 cents per
basket clear of freight and commission. This
would pnt on tbe Peninsula $3,200,000 if the
estima.ed 8,900,000 baskets are shipped.
Howevsr, should the prices reach an average
of 35 cents, there wonld remain in the bands
of grovers and shippers a sufficient amount
of money, even after costs for picking are
deducted. So it will be seen that' no great
cause exists for tbe numerous and extended
complaints that have been made. The late
varieties will pay far better than tbe earlier
ones, as is evidenced by the increase in prices
iu the New York aod Western markets.
"All's well that ends well."
Mort ef Them .—On Saturday night last, a
man came op to tbe writer, while at Middle
town dspot, very much excited, stating that
a party of Irishmen were after him to rob
him, and asked to be accompanied to the
passenger car, as he wished to elude them.
The last seen of him he was safe in Wilming
ton. On Thursday, a similar case occurred
in town. An old man rushed into S. R.
Stephens A Co's store aod approaching Mr.
M. L. Hardcastle, shouted, "For God's sake,
Mister, take my money ; they are after me to
steil it 1" Ten dollars was banded to tbe
gentleman for safe keeping, and the man left
j the store, followed by his two "friends."
1 During the former part of this week an indi
vidual "of the tramp persuasion paraded the
town with a very large butcher-knife in his
band, saying nothing but causing considera
ble uneasiness to those who met him. We
mention these to show their characteristics,
which are often dangerous.
Loti It .—Before the circus had opened on
Monday, Mr. James Hurtt, of Kent county,
Md , was in the museum watching a game at
cards. One of the men spoke to Mr. Hnrtt
concerning the game, when that gentleman
remarked that it was a swindle, whereupon
he was told that he had no money, or if be
had he was afraid to show it. Mr. Hurtt felt
indignant, and immediately drew from his
pocket and counted out the sum of $200.00
and commenced exhibiting it to his chal
lenged friend, bnt a moment had scarcely
elapsed when the money was snatched from
his hand. All attempts to catch the thief
were unsuccessful, as he eluded everyone in
his search. I also hear that a Mr. King lost
$50 betting on the same game, and that be
made attempt to recover it with same result
as in the case of Mr. Hurtt. We would ad
vise all towns in which this "museum" ap
pears to keep clear of the curtain that hangs
in the rear of the "fat woman's chair," for
back of it all this rascality is carried on. The
innocent are decoyed there and brought face
to face with three villains.
The Refrigerator. —Much has been said con
cerning this building, and I will add to it
some facts gleaned from a conversation with
one of the Messrs. Riker. On Sunday last 10
cars of ice were received from Wilmington
and were stowed in the building. The de
sired temperature has been reached, and the
working goes on very satisfactory Up to
Wednesday evening, it was estimated that
10,000 baskets bad been stowed. The report
that probably the early varieties that were
pnt in would he sold is untroe, for the build
ing can scarcely be filled as it is, owing to a
It is supposed that about 40,000 baskets will
complete the number of this season's storage,
and the fruit is being rapidly received. I
process that the peaches have to go through
have previously stated that the firm were
assuming all risk in the peaches received, but
they do not. The grower makes a deposit
and agrees for one-half the net profits of it
when sold next winter. This is done by a
blank receipt on which such agreement is
printed. Farmers are quite anxious to put
their fruit iu the refrigerator since it has
been demonstrated by the Ohto't cargo that it
can be kept through such a process.
Suspension of a Postofllee.
The postoffice at Lynch's, Kent county,
Md., has been temporarily closed and the
postmaster suspended. The cause is a charge
of some irregularity in the accounts of the
office. By the closing of the office very great
inconvenience is caused to the people of that
vicinity who depended entirely upon it for
their mail facilities. The more especially is
this inconvenience felt by the peach growers
during the shipping season. To them it is
not only a matter of annoyance and incon
venience, but also of pecuniary loss. It is 'to
be hoped that the matter will soon be settled
and the office re established.
Terrible Accident to a Child.
On Wednesday evening week, a farmer
named Ash, living near Iron Hill, in this
county, on coming home from the field, tam
ed a harrow with which he had been working
on its edge against a fence. In a little while
afterwards, Edith, a little three year old
daughter of Mr. Ash, climbed up on the har
row in her endeavors to reach something
npon one of the upper teeth, when the har
row tilted over hearing the little girl to the
earth and one of the teeth entering her head.
Every thing possible was done for the little
sufferer, but no hopes were entertained of her
Failure of «he Peach Shipment to
A telegram to Samuel Townsend, Esq.,
from Peter Wright f Sons, Agents of the
American Steamship Company, received on
Tuesday, announced that the peaches shipped
per the steamer Ohio, of their line, to Liver
pool, England, were all rotten on their ar
rival at that port, owing to the exhaustion of
the ice in the refrigerator vaults, which gave
ont on the 29th of August. The fruit carried
well until that time and until the 2nd of Sep
tember, when it gave way and "went down"
rapidly. It is said that but 15 tons of ice
were carried by the steamer, which was en
How ■ Marylander Lott |SOO.
James Hnrt, Esq., of Galena, Md., came np
to Middletown on Monday last and while
here concluded to go around to the show
gronnds and see the elephant He went—he
saw—he was more than satisfied. He stepped
into the small tent to take a look at the fat
woman, and saw there a chance to make a
fortune—a fellow bad a box in which were a
quantity of envelopes containing some num
bers and some blanks. The payment of a
small fee entitled a man to draw one of these
envelopes and if be got one with certain num
bers be was to draw a prize—in one instance
a gold watch ; in another $500, Ac. Now
Mr. Hurt was not foolish enongh to think
that he could get $500 or any other sum, out
of one of. those envelopes, and consequently
refused to make the venture, bnt he lost $200
for all that ; and this is how he did it : While
talking to the man of the envelopes the latter
expressed his opinion that the whole party of
which Mr. Hunt was one, could not raise
$200 among them. This rather wounded the
pride of Mr. Hart and to prove the falsity of
the asertion he drew his pocket book and
proceeded to count out $200. Just as he
finished, he says, the envelope man quickly
reached out and swept the money into his till,
remarking to Mr. Hnrt, "it is your tarn to
demanded the return of his money but he
didn't get it. After vainly trying to get
back bis greenbacks Mr. Hnrt left the tent
and, procuring a warrant, endeavored to get
an officer to arrest the Circus Company on a
charge of swindling him, but no officer could
be found and Mr. H. was obliged to return to
bis home with a lighter pocket book and a
Another gentlemao whose name we did not
learn lost $100 ; and another $50.
Tbe Hors« Disease.
From forty to fifty horses have died in
Thoroughfare and Raymond's Necks since
Tuesday of last week, of the staggers, or
cerebro spinal meningitis, and new cases are
daily reported, bnt fatality is not so frequent.
The cessation of the rains for over a week
have somewhat checked the spread of the
epidemic, however, and this, with the
forced caution of the farmers, may terminate
tbe calamity. The assertion is made in some
quarters that the disease has been caused in
not a few instances by over work and lack of
proper food. Provender is short and many
farmers have had nothing mach bnt grass to
feed with. Even under favorable circum
stances this could not have continued long
without some disadvantage but when
take tbe watery, vapid condition of the grass
into tbe account the fatality is not so remark
able after all. Of course, a number of well
fed horses bave died ; but tbe majority have
been of tbe other sort, we are told. Young
This Mr. H. declined to do and
horses have suffered far more than old ones,
and when the diseuse gets first hold it is be
yond all rentedies we are told. Such is ex
perience. Remedies are numerous, however,
and a gentleman hands us the following, sent
him by a friend :
''This disease generally prevails during the
months of August, September and October.
As soon as it is known that the disease is
blind staggers, take pork brine and rub it
over the horse's body ; rub it well with the
hand ; the heat of the disease will soon dry
it in ; then apply it two or three times, mb it
well with the hand. This I have tried a
number of times, and never failed to cure.
From the pen of one of your most aged sub
scribers, purely for the public good."—
The lUilmington City Election came off on
Tuesday, and was, practically, a drawn bat
tle between the contending political parties.
The contest was carried on in a spirited but
good-natured manner, with the following
W. G. Whiteiey, D.
J. S. Valentine, R.
Prksident or City Council
M. L. Lichtenstein, R.
J. Park Postles, D.
Francis Vincent, R.
Edward Mclntire, D.
Of the ten members elected to the City
Council the Democrats elected five and the
Republicans five. As the Democrats had al
ready six members of the Council—elected
last year—they have now a majority of that
The Council now stands as follows :
President, M. L. Lichtenstein, R.
First Ward : Thomas Johnson,*R.
David Ireland, D.
H. B. Mclntire,*D.
R. H. Taylor, D.
Jas. McGlinchey, D.
Jas. P. Hayes,*D.
Lewis Paynter, D.
Dr. Obed Bailey, R.
'Jos. K. Adams, R.
Wm. M. Canby,*Ind. R.
John Jones, R.
H. W. Downing,*R.
G. B. Underwood, R.
Christian Febiger, R.
Lewis P. Lynch,*D.
Thomas Ford, D.
•Holding over from last year.
Taylor Robinson, col., from Kent Island,
who some time in Febrnary or March last
stole a horse and buggy belonging to Mr.
John Gootee, near Andersontowa, Caroline
county, and who was canght at East New
Market and lodged in Cambridge jail, broke
from prison on Friday night last and was
captured near Fowling Creek, in Caroline
county, on Saturday night, and is now in
the Denton jail.
Tbe dwelling house, kitchen and meat
house belonging to Mrs. Sallie Whittington,
residing two miles from Marion Station,
Somerset county, were destroyed by fire on
Monday morning, and a little white boy and
colored girl perished in the flames. Nothing
was saved.— Somertet Herald.
On Tuesday of last week George Denson
colored, was arrested io Fairmount district,
Somerset county, charged with committing
an outrageous assault upon Miss Jeanette
Cox, daughter of Mr. Elijah Cox, residing
near the village of Fairmount. He was com
mitted to jail.
Charles H. Gibson, Esq., agent tor the
Alex. Mackey estate, bos sold to Collector
Nicholas Willis the Black Walnut farm, on
Tilghman's Island, for $1,750 Mr. Mackey
a few years ago paid $8,000 for it.
The Talbot County Agricultural Society are
engaged in erecting stables at their grounds
at, "Hambleton," preparatory to holding a
fair about the 18th of November.
Tbe Agricultural and Mechanical Associa
tion ofSomerset county will hold its first fair
on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, the
20tb, 21st and 22d days of October.
Mynheer Paul Dietrich, o f Milwaukee, feel
ing his earthly tabernacle stored with trou
bles to be expelled, decided, after full enquiry
and investigation, to employ Ayer's Pills.
In his haste to purify his Dutch stomach, he
mistook the directions, (2 to 7,) and swallow
ed 27 for a dose. This created, of course, an
ap-paul-ing internal rebellion. Bnt went
through the fight like a hero, and came off
victor at last, with a renovated system which
he proudly exhibits as a proof of the wisdom
of his choice. He advises everybody to take
Doctor Ayer's Pills, but kindly advises his
friends who are ambitious of following his
example, to "pe sure and take der right
botion ."— Minneiota Telegraph.
Is your Life Worth 10 Cents 7
Sickness prevails everywhere, and every
body complains of some disease during their
life. When sick, the object is to get well ;
now we say plainly that no person in this
world that is suffering with Dyspepsia, Liver
Complaint and its effects, such as Indigestion,
Costiveness, Sick Headache, Sour Stomach,
Heartburn, Palpitation of the Heart, Depress
ed Spirits, Biliousness, Ac., can take Orten' t
Augutt Flower without getting relief If you
doubt this go to your Druggist, Dr. Cham
berlain, Middletown, Dei., or H. P. Baker,
Odessa, Del. and get a sample bottle for 10
cents and try it, or a regular size for 75 cts.
It is useless to attempt to cleanse a stream
while the fountain is impure. Dyspepsia,
complaints of the liver and kidneys, eruptions
of the skin, scrofula, headaches, and all di
seases arising from impure blood, are at once
removed by Dr. Walker's California Vinegar
Bitters, the great and infallible purifier of tbe
blood, and renovator of the system. It has
never been known to fail, provided the patient
had not delayed using it until the vitality of
his system was too far gone.
All who want a good SEWING MACHINE
and having tbe Cash to pay for it, will bave
inducements offered them at the Great Sewing
Machine Depot of A. T. STOOPS, N. E. Cor.
Fourth and Arch St., Phila., they can get at
no oth«r Sewing Machine place in this city.
All kinds of needles, oil, silk, cotton, lineu
thread, Ac., low for cash.
Old Machines taken in exchange, and par
ties allowed liberally for them.
This Academy will be
OPENED ON MONDAY, 6th inet.
Rates of Tuition:
Primary. Intermediate. Academic
1st Term—16 weeks, $10 00 $14 00 $20 00
2d A 3d Terms, 12
Payment at commencement and middle of
each term, invariably in advance.
Tbe punctual attendance of those intending
to patronize the Academy is earnestly solicit
ed. T. SUMNER STEVENS, Principal.
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CARRIAGE FOR SALE.
A light family CARRIAGE, in good condi
tion, for sale. Can be seen at
SAMUEL B. GINN'S,
47 Market Street.
Chicago, July 28,1875,
We would call the attention of the
Delaware Frnit Growers
to the favorable opportunity they have of in
troducing their Fruit in the West this present
season. In ordinary years, our supply of
Peaches comes from Michigan,aad the receipts
during the season, run from 8,000 to 15,000
one-tbird bushel baskets per diem, and when
the receipts run under 12,000, good varieties,
such as Old Mixons and Crawfords, average
$1.25 to $1.50 per basket. This year,
Tbe Crop Beins a Failire,
the few Michigan growers who have Fruit, are
offered $2.00 per basket, in the orchard. From
present indications, we think DELAWARE
GROWERS can confidently expect
$3.50 to $5.00 per Met,
of five-eighth bushel, in our city, and having
experience and standing in the business, we
offer our services, and shall be pleased to give
prompt attention to all shipments. The Frnit
ran be shipped by Star Union Express Line,
from Philadelphia, at $1.50 per 100 Ibs.,;and,
in all probability, less rates can be made.—
The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad can get the
Frnit through in tbirty-six hours, from the
orchards, and at less rates than the Star Union
Line. We have facilities for handling a Car
Load a day to good advantage, and if the
trade justifies it, so we can handlej more, we
will advise you of it promptly. We make re
turns the same day the Fruit is received, and
furnish telegraphic information of the Market
to all who desire it.
Trustiog that we shall hear from you, we
S. B. CHASE & CO.
Traders' National Bank,
Franklin McVeagh A Co.,
N. K. Fairbank A Co , -
B. Brook Nyce A Co.,
W. L. Heermanee, -
John H. Meyer A Co.,
J. W. & G. H. MERRITT,
And Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Pears, Apple«, Grapes, Sweet Po
No. 7 Merchants Row,
Near State Street,
J. WARREN MERRITT. CSO. HENRY MERRITT.
References. —Geo. E. Richardson A Co., 1
Faneuii Hall Sq., Boston ; A. S A J. Brown
A Co., 110 State Street, Boston.
All consignments should be accompanied
with invoice. Stencil Plates sent free to all
Boston, July 29, 1875.
The Bearer of this, Mr. J. W. Merritt, of the
firm of J. W. A G. H. Merritt, we consider
good and responsible parties for any consign
ments you may see fit to ship them.
George E. Richardson A Co.
Boston, July 28, 1875.
The Bearer, Mr. J. W. Merritt, one of the
firm of J. W. A G. H. Merritt, merchants ol
Boston, is worthy of the confidence of all bus
iness men whom he may desire to make the
acquaintance of. His firm is highly respected
by all business houses that know it, and tbe
Messrs. J. W. A G. H. Merritt are responsible
men financially. To whom it may concern,
A. S. A J. Brown A Co.
A. J. THOMPSON & 00.
FOR THE PURCHASE AND SALE OF
Grain, Seeds, Hides, Green Si Dried Frnlts
Batter, Eggs, Ate., Sic.
192 S. Water Street
REFER BY PERMISSION TO
J. J. Murphy, Cashier First Nat'l Bank, Woodstock.
German National Bank, Chicago, 111.
Hall, Patterson & Co., Union Stock Yards, Chicago.
Spencer Day, Des Moines, Iowa.
Industrial Age, Chicago, III.
G. T. French, formerly of Middletown, Del.« last seven
years with C. B. I. It P. B. B.
GEORGE F. DEAKYNE
Fruit and Produce
108 Vine Street,
Consignments respectfully solicited and re
turns made promptly.
STAVE AND SPLINT,
Sold as lew as they can be bought in this
State, or any other Special inducements of
fered to those who contract at once for large
E. R. COCHRAN,
May 8th— tf.
We respectfully call the attention of onr
friends, and the public generally,
to the new fnd
Having recently erected a new and commodi
ous office and added a large amount of
NEW TYPE, PRESSES,
And other material to our stock, we are
fully prepared to do
Æirçrs farictß of grinting,
AT SHORT NOTICE,
ANT) OK THE HOST REASONABLE TERMS
OUR NEW CAMPBELL
Enables ns to print
POSTERS, SALE BILLS >
Ac., any size from the largest to the
smallest, in any color, or
VARIETY OF COLORS,
AND OF ANY NUMBER,
AT THE SHORTEST NOTICE.
Are done in such style and nt such prices $i9
We can do every kind of small work with
the greatest promptness, and at as
As can be done at any other office on
Try Us and You Will Riot Complain.
Opposite Rail Road Depot,
I am prepared to accommodate permanent
and transient guests at reasonable rates.
The Bar is at all times stocked with the
choicest Wines, Liqnors, Tobaccos and Se
A fine Livery is also attached to the Hotel,
where teams are to be had at reasonable rates.
Come and See Me.
J. C. TOWNSEND,
Opposite R. R. Depot,
AYING taken the above well-known
house, I am prepared to accommodate
my friends and the public generally in first
class style and at reasonable rates.
The Bar will always be supplied with the
choicest Wines, Liquors and Segars.
Patronage solicited. JACKSON BRIANT,
Formerly of Davis' Hotsl, Phila.
ST. ANNE'S SCHOOL.
The opening of this School, for boys and
girls, will be delayed until the first of October
as the school building will not be completed
before that date.
Parents, intending to send their children,
are requested to give notice as soon after tbe
first of September as practicable.
Circulars famished upon application. Can
also be had at Dr. Ghamberlaine's office.
WILLIAM C. BUTLER, Rector.
for both sexes, is 21 miles west of Philadel
phia. Superior buildings, home care, earnest
teachers. First-class Lectures. Small pnpils
admitted the entire year. Incorporated. Trus
tees are friends. Hon. Washington Town
send says: "As to the progress of my ward
who was under yonr care and tuition for over
two years, I was well satisfied with the school,
its arrangement and discipline, and tbe pro
gress he made in knowledge." Term com
mences 9th mo. 13th.
J. SHORTLIDGE, A.M.,
ST. ANNE'S SCHOOL,
The Rev. William C* Untier. Beeler,
Assisted by M«- Butler apd, if need be, by
other competent teachers, the Rector pur.
poses to open this School in Middletown on
the 15th of September. Circulars furnished
upon application, also *1 Dr Chamberlaine's
office, July S4-ly
A Home School for Boy« and Girle.
Scholastic year will begin September 1st.—
Annual expense for board and tuition, $200.
For circula«, address
* MISS CHAMBERLAIN, Principal.
Jnl 17-121 Or Prof. C. n. Holloway.
FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING
Wot Men and Soys.
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OF
Spring and Summer 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.
AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT FACTORY,
MIDDLETOWN, DEL. / .
Having recently procured a large amount of
NEW AND IMPROVED MACHINERY,
We are prepared to manufacture to or 1er and furnish on the
most reasonable terms,
ALL KINDS OF AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENTS.
Sole manufacture« of the celebrated
DELAWARE PHOSPHATE DRILL.
Special attention paid to
REPAIRING STEAM AND OTHER THRESHERS,
Rakes, Grain Drills and ail other Agricultural Machinery.
^Planing, Tongueing, Grooving, Sawing, &c.
D. WOODALL & CO.
FASHIONS and GOLD COIN Presents!
No. 315. This Costumo wins tbe admiral ton
of all. It is one of those styles that is sura to
please, especially as It is appropriate for any
material, and requires less goods to make than
any other salt of equal beauty. It
leading costames of our -Ity. The stout lady
Hud it possesses just t.ie secret charm that
improves her figure, while the alight or perfect
form may feel they were nevi r so advantageously
attired. The waist la the rrgaUr tablier shape ;
the overskirt Is draped to form a wldo ruffle each
side of tbe sash, which may he of the .
, . _ same, or Kibbon. Requires 18 yards of 17- Æ
inch goods for entire suit No. of waist,
u co«tVn*J«bî 3723; pattern, with cloth model, 35 et*,
Iw w another. No. of overskirt, 3794; patten, with
. Mailed. cloth model, 25 eta. No. of underskirt.
———— J 3725: pattern, with cloth model, 50 eta.
Mailed on receipt of price.
I torw ail Cl oth JMLedHe.eT the ENTIER A
MWt b IhM Ones Bmtar."
is one of the
éjjlm t m , « E d ttw ht
llfell l «|N(HlMp|
ritlrt from the JlltlL.
It Loot* ths skirt la
A. BURDETTE SMITH'S
FINE ARTS and POLITE Literature.
Single Copie« M Cento.
Sabserlptloo Prie», S3 • year, post-paid, imelodla* a
premium of Two Douars' wqnh of patterns free to each
We send nr 'CUntUIATtS for this amount
of our DRESS
PLACE of Ono
Tbe « MONTHLY WORLD
OS' FASHION," tbe wary finest,
«««SS Swäs ; «'Äs&lÄ
«To pnhll.hed. a year, post-paid One Dotier', worth tf
1 given to each subscriber tree as premium.
who begins with
discontinue it while
$4,500.00 in Gold Coin to Give Away I
We will give $2,500.00 in GOLD COIN to
133 persons who send ns the largest number
ot subscribers to onr "BAZAAR," at $1.10
each, before March 1, 1876.
As foftows : To the Getter-op of the
Largest Club.$300.00 in Gold Coin.
2d Largest Club .. 200.00 in Gold Coin.
3d Largest Clnb... 150.00 in Gold Ode.
4th Largest Club... 125.00 in Gold Coin.
5th Largest Clnb... 100.00 In Gold Coin.
6th Largest Clnb... 75.00 in Gold Coin.
7th Largest Clnb... 50.00 in Gold Coin.
8th Largest Clnb... 25.00 in Gold Coin.
9th Largest Club... 25.00 in Goid Coin.
10th Largest Club... 25.00 in Gold Coin.
11th Largest Clnb... 25.00 in Gold Coin,
and so on to the 133d
We will give $2,000.00 in GOLD COIN to
persons who send us the largest number of
subscribers to onr "WORLD OF FASHION,"
at $3 each, before March 5, 1867.
As follows : To the Getter-np of the
Largest Club.$300.00 in Gold Coin.
2d Largest Clnb... 200.00 in Gold Coin.
3d Largest Clnb... 150.00 in Gold Coin.
4th Largest Clnb... 130.00 in Gold Coin.
5tb Largest Club... 120.00 in Gold Coin.
6th Largest Clnb... 110.00 in Gold Coin.
7th Largest Club... 100.00 in Gold Coin.
8th Largest Clnb... 75.00 in Gold Coin.
9th Largest Clnb... 50.00 in Gold Coin.
10th Largest Club... 35.00 in Gold Coin.
11th Largest Clnb... 25.00 in Gold Coin,
and so on to the 65th Largest Clnb.
Yon get a premium for every subscriber yon send us. And every subscriber gets a prem
Both of these Gold Coin Presents offers will be found at fnll length in the September Ï
her, besides tbe names and P. O. addresses of 102 persons to whom we bnve just paid $2,
135.00 in Gold, uccording to our previons offers. You can write to one or all of them, and
they will tell yon that we do exactly as we promise.
Yf$TTT) TjT/Cjrjl way is to send your own subscription to either of onr Maga
lUU .LL I) nil I z.nes, when you will get tbe first uumber and yonr Certifi
cate of Premiums, which yon can show, and at once begin getting subscribers, or send 25
cents for one copy. Send Stamp for Fashion Catalogue.
A. BURDETTE SMITH,
914 BroadWttj, Hew York City.
P. O. Box 5059.
ftm ONE MILLION
USED BY THOSE DESIRING
Economy, Beauty, Cleanliness, and
A PERFECT DRAFT .
Manufactured by CORRUGATED ELBOW CO. or U. S., 52 Cliff Street, N, I
45 A 47 Race Street, Cincinnati, 215 A 217 Lake Street, Chicago.
Wheel Attachment for Pious.
Charles Adams, of Odessa, Delaware, hag
invented an Attachment for Plows which has
been thorough tested, and gives perfect satis
faction to ail farmers who have seen it work.
It consists of an Adjustable iron clamp or col
lar which can be attached to the beam of any
p'ow with which tbe amount of land to be
taken can be accurately ganged, to this clamp
is attached two adjustable wheels, one run
ning in the furrow and one on the land,
which gauges any depth of furruw desired.
The advantages of this attachment are, that
it takes a uniform amount of land and holds
the plow at a fixed depth without being held
by the plowman, which saves a large per
centage of draft, that it is cheap and within
the react) of all persons needing plows, that
it can be attached to any plow in a few min
utes. These attachments are being manu
factured by D. Woodall A Co., at Middle
town, Del., and it will be to the Interest of
the farming community tofezamine them.
R. A. Cochran,
E. R. Cochran,
Port Pznn, August Ttb, 1875.
Charlbs Adams, Esq —Dear Sir :—Your
improved wheel attachment for plows is in
my opinioa a Success. I bave been using the
one you left with me for four days, and am
much pleased with it. Every farmer should
see it. I expect to order them for my plows
next spring. Yob can refer
and I will be glAd to give all
any one to me
Having recently received a quantity of pa
per, ruled expressly for the purpose, we Hre
prepared to print
For shipping FRUIT, at short notiae and at
the most reasonable rates. Give ns a call.
Manufactured at lowest rates at
im&ob ft co&foira
Saw and Planing Mül,
639, 641 A 643 North Broad Street,
1831 Chestnut Street,
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