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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editor.
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MtDDLETOWS, DEI. #
SATURDAY MORNING, JAN. 22, 1876.
An' UNIKAT Day-—H ast Saturday
seems to Bavé been exceedingly prolific
n r ff ira stCT B rod accidents. Besides tbe
drowning of the two boys and the de
struction by fire of Mr. Sballcross barns
this town, two serions accidents
near
occurred near Smyrna, by one of which
one man, Mr. James Stroud, lost his
life, and by the other another man,
Abel J. Porter, was most severely in
jured. These happened at home as it
were. In addition to these the papers
of Monday teemed with accounts of fatal
aocidents and murders on that ill-starred
day ; quite a number of the accidents
being tbe drowning of persons by the
breaking of ice on which they were
skating.
Mr. AoötsTttJs ScHELt, Chairman of
the Democratic National Executive
Committee, has issued a call for the
Committee to assemble at Willard's
hotel, Washington. February 22,1876,
to decide on the lime and place for
holding the convention of the Demo
cratic party to nominate candidates for
President and Vice President. It wonld
seem that, in this centennial year there
was only one place for tbe constitution
al party of tlie country to hold a con
vention, and that place the city of Phil
adelphia—the birth-place of the nation
—and the time July 1st. Tbe busi
ness of the convention coaid in three
days be transacted, the candidates de
cided upon, and on tbe Fourth of July
announced to Hie public, with a plat
form whose first plank should be the
Declaration of Independence and the
last tbe Constitution of the United
States. Tbe immense concourse of peo
ple who will be in Philadelphia on that
day cnold not help feeling pleased with
the idea, and the Democratic party gain
many atrpng supporters from Conserva
tive patriots throughout the land who
would be favorably impressed with tbe
patriotism that thus celebrated the birth
of the nation's new century.
' - ' j — : . ' I. —
Proceedings of Congress.
Senaxe— Monday, Jan. 17.—Session
occupied in the presentation of bills
and petitions and in discussion of the
report of the Committee on Buies.
House.— Mr. O'Brien, of Maryland,
presented a bill for the erection of a
new postoffice building at Baltimore;
also, a bill proposing an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States
in regard to free schools and religious
freedom. Mr. White, of Kentucky,
moved for a suspension of the rules, so
as to bring a general amnesty bill before
the House. The motion was lost by a
vote of 165 yeas to 110 nays, two
thirds not voting in favor. Mr. Hol
man wanted to suspend the rules and
pass a resolution declaring it unwise
and inexpedient to fix a specified period
for the resumption of specie payment,
and asking for the repeal of the re
sumption act of 1874. Rejected by 112
for to 158 against. The bill appropri
ating 01,500,000 towards tbe Centen
nial was milled up, and Mr. Harden
bratigh, of New Jersey, addressed the
House in favor of it.
Senate — Tuesday, Jan. 18—Mr.
Thuiman presented the credentials of
James B. Euatis, claiming a seat as
Senator from Louisiana. On motion
of Mr! Dorsey, of Arkansas, the Com
mittee on Postoffices was instructed to
inquire into the expediency of restoring
the franking privilege. A resolution
was adopted, on motion of Mr. Ed
munds, of Vermont, requesting the
President to furnish the Senate with
(fopies of correspondence with other
governments in regard to the Centen
nial Exhibition.
House.— Mr. Proctor Knott, of Ken
tucky, from the Judiciary Committee,
reported 11 constitutional ameudmeDt
making the President ineligible to a
second term. Bills were passed ex
tending the time for presenting claims
before the Alabama Commission three
months and tbe time for stamping un
stamped instruments until Jan. 1,1877.
Mr. Williams, of Wisconsin, introduced
a supplementary amendment to Mr.
Blaine's Constitutional amecdnient,
prohibiting'the appropriation of public
fafids 70 "any sectarian school or in
stitution."
Senate — Wednesday , Jan. 19.—Mr.
Dennis, of Maryland, presented resolu
tions of the Baltimore Board of Trade
in favor of an appropriation by Con
gress in aid of the Centennial Exhibi
tion:— Mr. Morton, of Indiana, began
one of his characteristic "bloody sbirt"
tirades about the alleged frauds in the
Mississippi election, rehearsing bis oft
told stories of murder, intimidation,
&c., but yielded the floor for the con
sideration of Executive business. Mr.
Davis' resolution for an investigation
of the accounts of the Treasurer was
discussed, but no action taken.
House —The session was pretty
much taken up with the discusaipn of
the Centennial Appropriation bill.
. James Stephens, late-head centre of
the Fenian Brotherhood of the United
States, died in Paris recently. At one
time he created quite a sensation in
this country.
Mrs. Eliza Johnson, widow of tbe
late ex-Presideot Johnson, died at the
residence of her daughter, Mrs Patter
son, Bear Greenville, Tenn, on Sunday
last in her 65th year. *
.TT , f D . .
Governor Hartranft.of Pennsylvania,
waS ,Dao K ura,ed ,nt0 a *® cond tor ® of
office, at Harrisburg, on Tuesday. Ya
rtons pol.Ucal clubs and military com
pailea attended the inauguration and
me« I i«nt tsp ay.
Tbe jury at Indianapolis, on Satur
day, in tbe ease of the internal revenue
ganger McGriff, retnrned a verdict of
guilty on nine of tbe twelve counts
arainst him conviction him of receiving
«gainst ntra, convicting nun ot receiving
bribe*, making false returns, conspir
«oyi &c., in connection with the Whisky
News Items.
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Mr^Mditon^— Satarijiy, Jap^lWh,
1875, Wts'to our great centre, Middle
town, OBC of the most eventful days of
the Centennial year, long to be remem
bered. The sun arose in all its splen
dor, fringed with crimson gold, yet
like other things of this world it was
doomed to bave its splendor dimmed.
It soon became overcast with clouds
t hat were ominous; for the news soon
came upon us, like a clap of thunder,
(bat two of our young me t had been
drowned. Next came the alarm of fee
when every person seemed to be almost
paralyzed, wondering what would come
next. 1 be hour of two o clock F. M.,
was the time set for the meeting of the
Peninsula Agricultural and Pentolagi
çai Association, which turned out to
be the great event of this day. Many
gentlemen frem a distance, strangers
among us, yet members and stocknold
ers in the Association, were on hand,
a thing to which our citizens tjere un
accustomed to see upon such occasions,
and at once shrouded the minds of our
people with doubt. The sight of such
a winding sheet convinced them that
some great catastrophe was about to
happen by which our great institution,
the P. A. & P. A., was to be broken
up and entirely' annihilated. Ourgen-<
tlemanly Chairman, \V ni K. Cochran,
Esq., at once called the meeting to
order, when the minutes of the last
meeting were read and declared approv
ed. The reports of the Secretary,
Treasurer, and Board of Managers were
read, some approved and others referred
to appropriate committees. A résolu
tion was offered and adopted, appoint
ing a committee upon land for perma
nent location oî fair ground, when
there arise in our midst the ghost that
bad been enshrouded in the winding
It was nothing more than a
poor Granger, yet its sudden appear
ance in our midst almost took all the!
thunder out of our great guns. It
made its appearance in the shape of a;
Resolution offered by Professor E. D.
Porter of the Delaware State Agricul
tural College : '-Resolved that it is the
sense of this meeting of stockholders of
this association, that a premium of one
hundred dollars be given to any Grange
of this Peninsula that brings to our
next exhibition the best and greatest
display of articles." The Prof, pre
faced the presenting of his resolution
with a few remarks in his easy, happy
and pleasant manner, which had the
effect to apparently strike dumb those
that were present, for none attempted
to reply. The question was called at
once The chairman not being able to
decide which side had carried the
question and every thing bemg in an
apparent uproar, Bill Dean arose and,
in his usual blunt manner, asked tbe
Chairman to allow him to make a few
remarks, which was granted. After
he had been talking Borne ten minutes
some person in the crowd had so far
recovered from bis fright as to discover
that Dean was out of order and called
him to order, when he at once dropped
into his seat as though he had been
shot, yet not before he had told some
plain truths and which, upon some of
our people, were not without effect, but
others it set raving, judging from their
actions. When the question was again
called and the chairman decided it was
lost. Then onr gentlemanly Secretary,
J. Thos. Budd, Esq., arose and offered
tbe following, "Resolved that the
board of managers be requested to take
into consideration the propriety of offer
ing a premium of One hundred dollars
at our next exhibition to any Grange
upon this Peninsula whose members
take the greatest number of premiums "
It was not until this period of tbe pro
ceedings that the storm broke forth in
all its fnry, when His Excellency, the
Governor, in an exoited manner, said
that if he knew any thing of ParlimcD
tary usages no two resolutions just the
same could be acted upon, or enter
tained at the same meeting. Now I
am satisfied that oars is a good Gover
nor but when he undertakes to ingtruct
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Ile said this was not a Grangers As
sociation and they did not waDt any
thing to do with Grangers ; the next
thing he expected was that Masons and
Odd Fellows would be asking for
premiums. Prof. Porter again arose
and replied to bis Excellency, which
appeared to arouse the storm to greater
fury when Satuual Townsend, Esq., in
bis usual lamblike style expressed his
views. He must not have been well
for he soon subsided apparently over
come by his great efforts. At this
time, appearing to take advantage of
the opportunity, up jumped that ever
lasting talker, Dean. He got the floor
apparently having revived from the
effects of that shot which levelled him
on a previous occasion, and went at it
again as though nothing bad happened,
and be did put in some most telling
licks. He said as a Granger, he had
but one object and that was the eleva
tion and general welfare of the Ameri
can Agriculturalist to their true
position in society, and he thought that
making tbe P. A. and P A. what its
name indicated was one ef the means
of accomplishing his desired object but
by allow,ng ,t to degenerate into a
Jockey Glub race course, it only ten
dered to demoralize its members, and
in the CDd would break up the organ
zation. R. Cummins, Esq., in bis
gentlemanly and pleasant manner,
spoke for sometime and replied to tbe
remarks of Mr. Townsend in regard
to having to pay Grangers to come to
the exhibition, by usking were not the
Horse Jockeys paid to come when a
premium of $800 was offered for a
single nee and which money was taken
of away by a single horse! ar.d he wanted
know bow much that had benefited
one , be Peninsula Agriculturalist? Why not
in pay grangers? After Mr. C. bad con
eluded, Mr. H. A. Nowland, our able
tbe Representative to the Legislature, an
the nounced himself as a granger but said
as be was an interested party he could
not vote for the resolution. After
which the question was called. Tbe
chair announced the resolution lost ;
wben a division was called for and
of those in favour of tbe resolution were
requ i re d to go into the room with the
c ^ irlDaDt * nd aboot a dozen men,
mogt jy strangers and many of them
from a distanae, were all who respond-.
ed; but when the negative was called,
then it was that Middletown knew her
of true interests, and knowing them, dare
maintain them. Tbe next business in
order was the election of officers which
order was tDe election Ot oncers, wnten
went on smoothly until that everlasting
turmoil of a Dean came to. vote and
voted 5 shares for himself and then
oÄered to vote 5 shares for the New^
ark Grang^asj^s repräsentativ«. Hav
l? ti gJ« bs ^H\ nd R"/ d ** tbe ,f°°
f^ a <# hfhanCa^here 6 !
] ^ a dÆcultf arose, by one 4
j e f ect jà n officers, a man more verdant
| fhan the nanic which he claim8 would
| ideate, „hject in t0 Dean voting
S (ock, which at once put Dean upon
big met ,] e an d he said. 1 as the asso
! ciation by the acts of its officers
j money they were bound'eitber
! t0 b ; s vofe or gj vc hint back
raone? " The latter is one of the things
„„ / e ' , e are DOt guilty of yet Dean
! was persistent for one or the other being
d one. jj e was independent, and
no t appear to care which The officers
aD( j roany of tbe stockholders present
were j n favour of receiving the votes,
but tbo ver dant man; like a Green
! Mountain remained firm to the position
wb j cb be bad assumed Finally
vo t es were taken regardless of his
8ent . Another little incident that came
und er the eye of your correspondent
was the following: *n elderly
f ace d Englishman (whose head looked
ag though it wanted a new covering
t h a tch) who had been intently Watch
j n g tbe proceedings, happened to
jf the thing went on as it was going
to-day the whole thing would be play
j e d ou t and in four years, which remark
; seemed to raise the ire of a man present
wbo did not appear to be much of
. talker, but judging from his quick
j stepping manner, was a great Walker
[ This man with pocket-book in hand,
j wanted to put up his money that
thing would not play out, but
I sta |d 0 |d Englishman declined to
: hj s money. The forgoing are some
: (he incidents that presented themselves
t0 , be eyes of your correspondent as
f ew 0 f t he events of an ever eventful
day long to be remembered in the
ua )g of Middletown.
A Sojourner and Looker On.
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! [Communicated.]
Nineteen Sheriff's Sales.
j -
a; The sheriff of New Castle county pub
j lighe8 thia W eek. in oue p aper , nine teen
, , . ' n u
sales of real estate - 0ne by one
homes of the poor are being sold
f rora them. No matter how many
da J® and w ® cks of incessant toil ; how
! ® u °h pinching and saving has been
j dured in the earnest strife to obtain
! permanent home ; no matter if from
sale onl y enough be realized to cover
! lhe mortgage (held by some money
b ™ker who in all probability advanced
,be caab generously at twelve per ceDt.
j discount and six per cent interest) ;
I ,natter if the eight or ten hundred dol
! lars 8aved and P aid b J tbe laborer
] sacrificed and he and his little family
! turned out of doors ' the mortgage must
j be paid, that the lender, already rich,
| m a J g ras P m° ro wealth and invest
in other loans to again foreclose and
j realize regardless of the sufferings and
! misery entailed upon the victims of
greed. "How long, O Lord! how
oa
long," might well be the cry of hun
dreds and thousands of suffering hu
manity that day after day are struggling
blindly or hoping against hope for some
measure of relief. Business is dull,
labor is unemployed, and the incessant
"tramp, tramp, tramp" of the homeless,
wearily passing front place to plaee
seeking work, is tbe best evideûce that
Mr. Davis' resolution of inquiry iuto
the national finanoes is of more and
deeper interest to the country than
Quixotic speeches from Presidential
pirunts on amnesty. Congress should
adopt some measures of financial relief
to the country at large that would em
ploy more labor and give less work
the sheriffs ; that would recall the wan
dering tramp from his weary pilgrimage
and lighten tbe load of care from
heart of many a helples\ widow and
orphan child who scarce ean tell where
their next meal is to come from. Wil
ling to work and none to be hud
is
daily cry, and yet no effort is being
made to-give relief, and the red flag
the sheriff flaunts gaily in the breeze.
Anon.
[Much of the trouble and distress
which our correspondent • complains
too often traceable to the acts of the dis
tbeir incomes, and go no further
debt tban tb knew , ho y could pay
... , . ,
do bua >" as:s tbe "> eans tb «Y ba
j instead of borrowing money at "12
cent.," to extend their operations,
Sheriff would have much less work
\ dition, the wotkmen have never been
j willing that tbeir wages shou | d be 8ub
; J {o , , ike red J ioa> but insist
.
I endeavoring to keep them up to
high standard attained during the war,
and whenever the employer seeks
make a re d uc tion they "strike" and
. . - „ ^ -
b J tbe " ean3 of unlons -• t0 force
compliance with tbeir demands. Then
many of them quit and complain that
they cannot get work when in reality
.
\ P rlceg -J
^Communicated )
CODCeroiog Church Worship.
-
Mr.. Editor :—1 have noticed that
our churches there is a practice
the majority of those attending service
(including meuibets) ot abruptly turn
ing their heads at tbe entrance of every
late potuer. Wbat makes the practice
worse, it is done tyhen the pastor is
the most interesting portion of his ser
mon, .and the interruption is often
great that he is obliged to stop his dis
course for a minute or two. Some
sons, especially ladies, go to church
and make it a point to tage a seat
the end of the pew next to the aisle,
snd thus obstruct the other portion
the pew from the use of geutlemen,
^ if one crowds past them be is invaria
; M * F™ " PJ '
. bly yçmeuibered as the clqmsiest map
in tbe world Lan t we have some ben
„L-.L _ _ ann L_i
system which pervades to such anjy
most unlimited extent among the agri-y
.„l,„,.l „„4
cultural portions of onr peninsula, and,
indeed, throughout the land. No cash
a I, „-iff
payer was ever sold bnt by the sheriff.
If men would be satisfied to live within
tressed persons themselves aided
vast measure by the ruinous credit
do. To bis last proposition that
"weary tramps are willing to work and
no work can be had,
rather deroga
tory answer is found in the reports
strikes by the operators in large fac
tories, etc. Though the prices for
kiuds of manufactured goods hâve
• turned to almost their ante-bellum con
they can get work, but not at their
custom" to which our
i.oSr*«pmflffént alludes is on e^lh at has
k b«n coiklained of frou»#m|1mtn
^ f #ple « oh«rch||«# »#,
th^Wgi&riJ»» presume always «ill. tue*
i around to see who is coming in, and
therc ; s no use t0 try t0 stop ll)effi
tbere can be no reuied for th(i habit
... , ,
uu^¥. as », do °« II W n y cbu ?°" es in
Canada.'the pulpit be placed near the
entrance so that all persons in entering'
his tbe bouse njust-mass before the cotigre
. . , 7 U!ni) m
g a,, ° n lD8,ead beh,nd . ,h °™
| would prevent the necessity of turning
around to see who is coming in As
to the second it admits of no excuse
whatever Whether intended to be so
. . , , . , lfi .
or not ' U «eitainly looks rather sei »
j or least thoughtless, to see one per
son block the entrance to a pew as
b6i or gbei intended to keep the whole
of ' it t0 himself. It would be, as well
.
88 look - " nch beUcr tor each one -. man
or woman, as he, or she, comes in to
of take the seat in a pew furtherest from
the en t ra nce, so that one would not
j , . , ..
1 P ^ ^
| pass in is all nonsense,
in the Older in which they come in, and
a n, ac h useless annoyance and confusion
j
of
a j you ca l) " the revolution of Bishop
Haven passed by the Methodist confer
• ■« , »
You will allow me to correct a ints
; apprehension which your words imply.
First, there has been no Methodist cou
? reDC ! in B ° st °" for 8ev f eral * ear8
feecond, no Methodist conference any
j where else in the Lnited States has
! P assed rc f 8 °! Qti ,? D ' "° r "J**™?
| one, in favor of "a third term. Third,
no Bucb resolution has been offered by
Bishop Haven at any couference, nor
anywhere else.
The statement "going the rounds "
about a resolution offered—a nomination
a D iade—a two hours speech in favor of
it—vociferous applause—and a univer
sal support by acclamation—is all
! fabrication by imagination reporters,
wbo se assumed infallibility, yet refuses
j to correct when denied and disproved by
no unquestionable authority,
j The truth is this and nothing more:
be After tbe close of a public anniversary
meeting of the Methodist S. S. Union,
| of which Bishop Haven
i one of the speakers, when the audience
it bad retired he arose and, overcoat in
j hand, talked to tbe remnant teu or
twelve ministers—incidentally advised
: prayer for Grant's nomination. That
is the mouse of that mountain! Small
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That
The habit
of gentlemen getting up for ladies to
Let each sit
will be prevented.]
[Communicated, j
it
It
Religious Proscription.
Mr. Editor :—Your article last week
öd "a third term," etc , refers to what
was not even
erred in adopting as true what has
to
! correspondent.]
1 Th® Philadelphia and Reading Coal
[ companies started operations in seven
I collieries, and individual operatives
»bout eighteen more, on Monday.
cause of alarm ! A handful of prayers
won't renominate Grant.
L. C. Matf.ack
[We accord space to the above com
munication with much pleasure. It is
a sincere gratification to know that
there is so little of truth in the oft re
peated story of "the confirmation of
Bishop Haven's third term resolution
by the M. E Conference, and having
been ' going the rounds" we acknowl
edge the error and gladly print the
correction from our much esteemed
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REGISTER'S ORDER.
of
REGISTER'S OFFICE,
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in | SOMETHING NEW.
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CENTENNIAL HOTEL,
min'»! Ann
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• x rcsIie ctful!y inform the public that I have
in recently opened the above bouse, and offer to
: ! liem g° öd accommodation at all tipies both
so d "£ a ^ a " d 8 "nel t aîTho^rs R ° rSeS
N.°iî ^Wstet? «d Terrain'Supper will
be given on Thursday Evening, January 27,
»««• Pf'f 8 ' $10 j° OHN vv _ rob ,vson
at ' ___ J

of 4- *
On the road between Taylor's Corner and
Middletown, a ladys FUR BOA. By return
ing the same to the owner the finder will con
| f er (( j. a? . Qr aa( j recf ,j vi , „ prpper reward.
£ B. LEE,
Jan 22 — 2t Middletown. Del.
New Castle County, January 14, 1876.
Upon the application of Henby Clayton,
Administrator of Nathan Frame, late of St.
Georges Hundred in said county, deceased, it
is ordered and directed by the Register that
the Administrator aforesaid give notice of the
Rriint ing of Letters of Administration upon
the Estate of the deceased, with the
date of granting thereof, by causing adver
t isements to be posted within forty days from
! the date ofsach Letters, in six of the most
i public places of the County ot New Castle,
| re q U i r i D g all persons having demands against
the Estate to present the same or abide by an
Act of Assembly in such case made and pro
vided ; and also cause the same to be inserted
within the same period in the Middletown
Transcript, a newspaper published in Middle
town. and to be contiued therein two months.
Given under the band and Seal of Office
. I -,. of the Register aforesaid, at New
L.S. > Castle, in New Castle County afore
2 -V—) t said, the day and year above writ
S. C. BIGGS, Register.
ten.
i
, . , . ,
All persons having claims against the estate
of the deceased must present tlie same, duly
attested, to tbe Administrator on or before
January 14th, 1877, or abide the Act of As
sembly in such case made and provided.
HENRY CLAYTON,
: Adminittor.
NOTICE.
of
Address—Mt. Pleasant, Del.
Jan 22—2nt
Carriase Harness $10.00 per Set.
Having located in Middletown, for the P«r
pose of carrying on the Saddle and Harness
Making business, will keep constantly on hand
and make to order all kiuds of Carriage, Wag
on, Cart and Plow Harness ; Saddles, Bridles,
Halters, Collars, Back Bands, &c.
Also, a good assortment of Horse Covers,
Lap Robes, Whips, Bits, Horse Boot9, Trunks,
i Trace and Haller Chains, &c., &c., all of
| which will be sold as low as can be bought
' in tbe city. Call at the store room on Main
street, opposite the Pennington machine shops
examine and be convinced
A. II. RUSSELL,
a
A. H. RUSSELL.
N. B.—Repairing done promptly and at
j moderate prices. jan 22-3m
has
; .T*? 6 subscr, ^ r will sell Publ'c Sale, at
. | ^ farra "ear Warw.ck, Cec.l county, Md„
in
the § HEAD OF WORK HORSES,
As
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On Tuesday, February 8th, 1876,
Th,/ol!owiag property ; -
And 2 Colts,
7 HEAD OF CATTLE,
2 Wagons, l two-horse Peach Dearborn
with 3 springs, peach wagon springs,
peach rigging, 1 Corn ShfUc,
ONE GRAIN FAN,
j ! , ■ Tj j «g
: 1 Onampion ttoapor and Mowor
' COMBINED, ONR sleigh,
.
1 Drill, 1 Hay and Straw Cutter, 1 'Horse
Rake, Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, 1 Roller,
Plow and Wagon Harness, 1 Grindstone,
Shovels, Forks. Hoes, 1 set of Tools, a lot of
Grain Bags, 1 Family Carriage with Double
Harness, 1 Buggy.
TERMS OF SALE—All sums of $20 and
under to be paid in cash : all over $20 a note
to be given for ten months, interest added,
with approved security, payable at the Citi
zens' National Bank of Middletown.
-
MIDDLETOWN.
__!
_ . , ......
Constantly op hand a large stock ot well
seasoned materials, from which those desiring
Wagons can be accommodated at short notice.
Also, a large stock of
H. MORTON.
Jan 22—ts
to i
sit
NOTICE.
QUARTERLY MEETING OF THE TRUS
TEES OF THE HOUR'—The regular quarter
ly meeting of the Trustees of tbe Poor of New
Castle County will be held at the Almshouse
in said county, on WEDNESDAY, January
26th, at 10 a. m. All persons having bills
against the Board are requested to present
them to the Trustees for their hundred before
the day of meeting.
JOHN W. EVANS, Clerk.
TO THE
TAXABLES
Of St. Georges Hnndred.
Notice is hereby given that, in pursuance of
the requirements of tbe Act of Assembly in
this behalf, the undersigned will attend at the
following named places, on the days named,
between the hours of 10 A. M. and 3 P. M.,
for the purpose of collecting all tuxes due that
are unpaid, to-wit :
At Alex. Maxwell's Hotel, iu Middletown,
on Friday and Saturday, January 21st and
22d.
At my Home, near StimmitBridge, on Mon
day, January 24th.
At Montgomery k Sons' Store, in St.
Georges, on Tuesday, January 25th.
At Yearsley's Hotel, in Port Penn, on Wed
nesday, January 26th.
At Henry D. Paullen's Hotel, in Odessa, on
Thursday, January 27th.
Persons liable to pay poll tax only, in de
fault of payment will be returned as delin
quents.
Persons liable to pay taxes other than poll
tax, are hereby notified that, in case of de
fault, tbe collector will proceed to collect such
taxes immediately, by due process of law.
PURNÉLL J. LYNCH, Collector.
St. Georges Hd , New Castle co., Jan. 10,'76
—SUPERIOR—
LAMP CHIMNEYS!
—AT—
Anderson's Drug Store,'
Jan 15—tf.
1 _ 0 m nM p urn T PB
^ riUJNXiJjR £SlUJM.r rULLLIt,
j .... , e
which has met with universal Favor, having
j been tried in nearly every State.
i REPAIRING neatlv and promptly attended
t 0# * *
1 r 1
I We are selling low for cash.
ESTABLISHED 1832.
is
re
ODESSA WAGON WORKS.
of
PLOWS,
HECKENDORN, MOORE, CONCAVE.
WILÉY, ETC.
!
[Hamms, Coltmtors, Hollars, k
Farmers' Attention is called to the
celebrated
L. V. ASPRIL & SON,
[>OK SALE,
A very desirable DWELLING HOUSE, with
garden and stable attached, eligibly situated
on Main street, Middletown, Del., containing
i 1 rooms ' ba * b . roo , m < a , n l ki ,', clien i a ' 80 J alQt
to 1 [[ on,,a B on M,,ln ^ ee, .. eo f . , J 3
f r ^ n s ie st s r t e 0 relioisê oreefed'fbireonValso, a*»*
of 2 ACRES on Lake street. Apply to
v , ... THOS MASSE Y
Nov •" Gnl _ * d 0ffp ' e
ATTOTIONEERING.
— ^
ui ia ■■ .
"• A*
Will continue, as heretofore, to call sales of
real and persona! property, through the com
ing winter and spring, fofamoderate compen
satjon. Grateful for past favors he solicit« a
continuation of the pnhlic patronage.
November 20-3m.
;
.
St. [
it i
I
the I
A DESIRABLE DWELLING HOUSE, with
the ( large lot attached, on High street, in the'town
of Odessa. Rent low. Possession given on
j March 25th next. For particulars, apply to
' or address JOHN M WOOD,
No. 12 Robinson st., Wilmington, Del.
0 r WM POLK Odessa Del
an ' ' '
January to lm
ODESSA, DELAWARE.
Janury 15th, 1876—tf.
FOR RENT,
FOR SALE,
The STOCK and FIXTURES of a wheelwright
shop, doing a good business. Will be sold
R. J. WARNER,
St. Augustine, Md.
um>.
Jan 15—31*
HARNESS WANTED.
I The person or persons who borrowed the full
j SET OF HARNESS from mv stable last Tues
\ day nth iust win confer A favor by return
As
ing the same to their owner.
JAMES C. TOWNSEND.
Townsend, Jan. 14.—3t
FOR RENT,
; A WHEELWRIGHT SHOP—a No. 1
stnnd—at Fieldsboro, Del. Possession given
- ! March 25tb, next. Apply to
i Jan 15—lm
JOHN UND,
Fieldsboro, Del.
DIVIDEND NOTICE.
' New Castle County National Bank of Odessa,
' January 5th 1876.
1 . . Tbe £""'7 *ÏÏr foÆtÂ
j ldend of V VE ? ENT ' for las ' 81 *
! m ° n,b8 ' . c '^ r . of , a11 '"'"'jTflränK
! aft T er tb * \ 2,h ,nst ' 3 L ' GIB ^:
I J»n 8 4t <
of
DIVIDEND NOTICE.
Citizens' National Bank,
Middletown, Del., January 4th, 1876.
The Directors have this day declared a Div
idend of FOUR (4) PER CENT, from the
earnings of the last six months, payable to
the stockholders on and after the 15tb inst.
J. R. HALL, Cashier.
Jan 8-4t
at
at
ptoaLpfat*2 or <
iTMJSteEf &
—ofJ
-w.
A
1876,
- j
By virtue of an order of the
Court of the Stale of Delaware in and
iNavf, Castle county, made the 13th
3eptémt>er, A. D. 1875, will be exposed
sale at Pnblic Auction, at the Hotelof
~*Tîriant in the town of Middletown.
On Monday, January 31st,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, M.,
; The following described lands and
! being the Real Estate late of Mary R.
i wood, deceased, to-wit :
No. 1. Situated in Middletown,
: Saint Georges Hundred, in said
Mowor : beginning at a stone on tbe west
of the public road leading from
town toward Summit Bridge, a
'Horse for these premises, and lands of Charles
Roller, Ash and wife, thence with the west side
road or street, S. 10 deg. west, passing
lot of a stone, the northern limit of the town
Double 4-10 perches to a stake at the N. W.
of Broad and Lockwood streets, thence
and ' l ! e ,, n ° r,h side °f said ®V l ' eet S - de
note f 2-10 perches to a white marble stone
added, L 8,one be,,,g °
Citi- "T^ i f?v ST*'
j l0 ' 1'- * heDCe
said street and for. a new line now
■ made dividing this lot from lot No. 2,
- ; deg. W. 20 perches and 21 links to a
marble stone marked No. 2 and dated
standing in line of lands of Charles G.
and wife, a corner for this lot and lot
thence with the line of Ash and wife's
N. 80 deg. 20 min. E. 20 6-10 perches
stone and place of beginning; containing
ACRES and 121 SQUARE PERCHES
LAND, be the same more or less.
0 2. Adjoining Nu. 1-begin
ning at a white marble stone
No. 2, and dated 1875, set in the
of lands of Charles G. Ash and wife, a
for this lot and lot No. 1, thence with
; Ä'iSAft; W: SSS
! wood street. 22 perches and 14 links
: s ake in the centre of Lockwood street,
at the west end of said street as now
a corner for this lot and lands of Jesse
thence with said Lake's line S. 81}°
perches and 21 links to a stake, corner
Lake and this 1Ä and in a line of
Samuel Penington, thence with
line N. li deg. W. 22 perches and 7
a stake, corner for Penington and this
Inn. line, of lands of Cbarlcs..G..A sh and
thence with Ash's line N. 80 deg. 20
31 perches and 2 links to the stone,
beginning, containing 4 ACRES
SQUARE PERCHES OF LAND, be the
more or less.
No 3. A lot of land in Middletown
said, bounded by Broad and Crawford
and containing NINE THOUSAND
FEET, more or less.
No. 4. A lot of lan i situate in
town aforesaid, lying on Broad and
streets, and containing NINE THOUSAND
SQUARE FEET, more or less.
No. 5. A lot of land in Middletown,
said, fronting on the public road
from Middletown to Mt. Pleasant one
dred and twenty-five feet, thence on
ington street one hundred feet, thence
lot of Lewis Miller on the West one
and twenty-five feet to the Academy
thence by said lot one hundred feet
beginning, be the contents thereof
less. -
And-it is ordered that the purchaser
purchasers thereof, be and appear at the
Orphans' Court for New Ca9tle county,
the Court may assign to him, her or
j the premises sold pursuant to said order,
I 8 ^ e or t ^ e 2'i sufficient surety or
to be approved by the Court, entering
recognizance to tbe State to be taken
acknowledged in said Court, in a penal
to be determined by said Court, with
tion to pay to the parties entitled
their executors, administrators or assigns
spectively, their jnst and proportionate
shares of the said purchase money with
terest from such time as the Court may
well- termine, in manner and form as may
desiring direclion of , he said Court be prescribed
notice. H pp 0 ; Dted in 8aid co nd „ion.
Attendance will be given and terms
i made known at the time and place
; by JOHN H. RODNEY, Esq., Trdstbg,
; his attorney.
Attest :
TRUS
quarter
New
January
bills
present
before
of
in
the
named,
M.,
that
and
Mon
St.
Wed
on
de
delin
poll
de
such
10,'76
i
u
having By virtue or an order of the Orphans
of the State of Delaware in and for New
attended ,,e Countv, made tbe 13th day of
A. D. 1875, will be exposed to sale, at
auction, at the Hotel of John E. Lewis,
town of Newark.
C. M. VANDBVER,
Clerk Orphans'
k ADJOURNED
TRUSTEE'S SALE
REAL ESTATE!
On Friday, January 28th,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, M.,
Tbe following described lands and
being the Real Estate late of Samuel
deceased, to-wit :
All that certain piece and parcel
Land situate in Pencader Hundred,
and State aforesaid, bounded and
as follows, to-wit : Beginning at an old
ner Hickory eastward by a small run,
running thence north 84° cast 10
thence south 6° east 54'
ner stake fbrmerly in James Kincade's
thence with a new line between this and
James' division of this tract (sold to
Cook,) south 66J° west 112 perches to
corner in the old lice of this tract, thence
tbe said line north 6° west 83 perches
old corner wuite oak stump by the side
old road, thence with said rood north
20J perches, thence south 60° east 16J
thence north 84° east 48 perches, thence
6° east 18 perches, thence north 84°
perches across a small run, thence up
north 6° we9t 19 perches to the place of
ning, containing
43 Acres of Land,
or less.
with
situated
alQt
5 head of Good Work Horses and Mares,
a*»* 1 P ,,ir of Mules, kind workers:
10 head of Cows and Maryland Feeders,
20 bead of superior Western Ewes,
e 1 extra fine Young Buck,
. i° Che8l ! r 8oar Pi * 8 '
1 Sundry Farming Utensils.
The public are invited to attend this
gjrs, Annual Slock Sale. Every article
of ; fered will positively besold.
com- TERMS—Sums of and under $25,
, over that amount 6 months credit on well
a i cured judgment note; or 5 per cent
cash.
Jan R-is REYNOLDS A
with
the'town
on
to
Del.
to a new
sold
Md.
full
Tues
return
The above premises are ordered to be
free and clear of Dower.
And it is ordered that the purchaser
chasers thereof, be and appear at the
phans' Court for New Castle County,
Court may assign to him, her or litem,
premises sold pursuant to said order,
or they, with sufficient surety or sureties
be approved by the Court, entering into
cognizance to the State to be taken and
knowledged in said Court, in a penal
he determined by said Court, with
to pay to the parties entitled severally,
executors, administrators or assigns
tively, their just and proportionate shares
the said purchase money with interest
such time as the Court may determine,
manner and form as may by the direction
the said Court be prescribed and appointed
said condition.
Attendance will be given and terms
made known at tbe time and place
by JOHN H. RODNEY, Esq., Trustee,
his attorney.
Attest :
1
given
Del.
Odessa,
81 *
C. M. VANDEVER,
Clerk Orphans'
Jan 8—ts
1876.
Div
the
to
STOCK SALE.
The subscribers will sell at Public
at the Reynolds Farm on the Levels, in
qninimink Hundred, adjoining lands of
Wilson, Esq., and tne Messrs. Rotbw'hll,
On TUESDAY, February lat f
Commencing at 12 M.,
The following described STOCK :
?
! N ^S r 5 Æoodjs, êroteri
P 1
\
N
I •
Orphans'
for
day of
to
Jacksoni-_
THE BEST GOODS
TJÜÏ 'n
1876
rf ».
Foim
>y!
I
tenements,
Lock
County,
side !
Middle-,
corner
G. ,
of said j
over j
21
corner 1
with ;
F- J' j
No. ;
n ,' h - e |
being j
N. 8} !
white !
1875, |
Ash
No. 2,
land
to the fpT T A W/ATV 11UOS
2 A k/1v AFU.WVFK5«
OF
!
marked !
line j
corner ;
the line ;
SE i
to a I returns willI not only nay helIter 'than h.tvting
and j ,he K ood9 la -V° n the shel , re *> bu .' eaabla ?
opened, ! C0B "*5 t, f; shovr » Brea,er var,e, - T ' We
Lake, : lnar * e " a '* 0, *r
W. 30 |
for !
lands of j
Penington'sj
links to i
lot and !
wife, 1
min. E. | to a very low figure. We have now in
place of j and are prepared to show tbe inhabitants
and 54 j this town and vicinitv a magnificent line
1 '
afore- T-k__
streets, kJtCj krOOQS,
SQUARE
Middle
Wilson
i
afore- j
leading
hun
Wash- :
by the ,
hundred
lot,
to the j
more or
or ;
next i ....■tn.ij __
that i EVERY ARTTCLR NEW
them H -i -
he,
sureties
into
and
sum,
condi
severally
re
in
de
by the
and
of sale
aforesaid,
or by
-AT THE-—
Main lead for BARGAINS!
tfj
GRAND WINTER
oiFEiisrrjsra-!
Middletown, Del.
.
Goods Down
same
Fancy Goods,
Ready-made Clothing,
Hats, Caps,
Boots, Shoes,
Notions, etc., etc.
Court
Cas
September,
public
in tbe
Your patronage is solicited, and you
ke dealt with right.
Money may be scarce with yon, bnt remem
her that onr prices will be in proportion
your purse; and if you have the money
spend and want our goods, do not fail to
us soon v vye adhere strictly to "Popular
Prices,'' and thre popular vérdtcf on our
is that no goods of the same atyle and
manship can be bonght anywhere else for
same money.
WZ HAVK WITH US
W. GEO. MABBEY.
Jan 8—tf
Odessa, Del., December 3tst,
Court.
! ANNUAL STATEMENT
OP TUB CONDITION OF TUB
Of M. Georges and Appoqalnimlnk
Hundred*, to dat* t
Value of Po'icies of Insurance, $811,200.95
Value of Insurance Notes subject
to assessment,
55,253.06
Statement of Business for the year 1875;
DR.
To cash paid, losses by fire.
" " redemption of Coupons
" " redemption Scrip and with
drawals..
" " Expenses, viz:.
Salaries.
Taxes...
Printing,Station
ery, etc...
" " Invested in Securities
.$1,470
297
220
1876,
tenements,
Green,
of
County
described
cor
and
perches,
line,
John
Daniel
a new
with
to
of the
58° east
perches,
south
east 15
the run
begin
more
our
of- r _„
ZEl üPCfe. S A T
cash ; - _ - - .
se- SEVERAL TRIOS ÖP G AWE «HACKENS,
off for j from imported stock. Apply to
J.H.WALKSft
CO. Jan 8—41 Middletown,
225 00
117 82
... 25 46 — 368
.. 3,000
$5,356
CR.
By cash on hand January 1st, 1875.$ 157
" " received for Annual Prems. 3,121
' " received for interest on loans 1,539
cor
" " received on account of loans
Amount due Treasurer........
500
37
$5,356
an
CONTINGENT FUND.
2,000 Delaware State Bonds..
5,C00 Delaware State Bonds.
2.000 Delaware Rail Road Bonds...
1,050 Delaware Rail Road Stock...
2,500 Wilmington City Loan....... 2,500
3.000 New Castle County Bonds... 3,000
Judgment- Bonds
$1,873
5,000
1,860
945
6,433
$21,611
37
Deduct amount due Treasurer.
Total Contingent Fund at this date $21,573
JOSEPH G. BROWN,
sold
or pur
Or
that the
tbe
he, she
to
re
ac
sum, to
condition
tbeir
respec
of
from
in
of
in
of sale
aforesaid,
or by
TttEASLHIR.
Jan 15 —2t
CO-PARTNEBSHIF.
I have this day associated with me in
ness iny son, L. V. Aspril, Jr. All transac
lions hereafter are to be in the firm name
L. V. Aspril & Son. A prompt settlement
to date, is requested of parties indebted
L. V. ASPRIL
me.
Odessa, Del., Jan. 1st, 1876.
NOTICE.
The undersigned hope, by a strict attention
to business and low prices, to merit the
tronage formerly so liberally bestowed on
"old stand." L. V. ASPRIL & SON.
Odessa, Del,, Jan. 1st, 1876—tf.
Court.
MISS SAWYER'S SALVE,
If every family knew the value of Miss
yer's Salve none would be without it.
Vendue,
Appo
Wm.
Sold bjr all Druggists,
1876
AND COUNTRY STORES,
At Fifty Cents' per' Box.
Jan i— «> i'l • i m> * I* »u.
! FUSE MEDICINAL UQD0KS,
French and California Brandy,
BO UR BON <t- R YE WHISKE Y,
Port, Medeira and Sherry Wines, ■
At ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE,
Jan 15-tf
middlktowx.
r
[GAINS!
BARGAINS!
.7.1.. .107
We are going over our Stock
We are going^e^^nr Stock and
and
8 *" J
bftTe
.
stock,
of
of
*
3VCT
['sfrr'Hf»? tff»n rrtf A
* UtJXW a* £ 4 à -Ja
MÄHHIW)
I
m/
Exww'mw
ÖHSFTÄ'H'H
DOWlf!
BSfVVTA
TO THE VEBY LOWEST PRICE
TO THE VERY LOWEST PRIOE
To meet the recent decline in good«
To give you some idea of the price* wè
' selling nf '
1
FOR CASH !
FOR CASH!
WE OFFER FINE AND HEAVY
' , WE DEFER* FINE ANDABAVY
OTffifiSMHHn-SlittjaSiN
i
At 7 aid 8 ct«« per Yard.
A SPLENDID YARD WIDE
A <#LBNJ#D A'iARD Wrt)
irri/d.
■ !
|
i UNBLEACHED MUSLIN
/ IGJTWW
• : At 0 cents.
BEST AND HEAVIEST . .
BEST'AND HEAVIEST ' »
THE
THE
4-4 UNBLEACHED MUSLIN
îjjM
•■•••if! . i'-'JU 14 at
In the market, and a good 40 inch
In the market,'kiwi A go»# 40 inch
will ;
1
to
to I
see i
[
prices I
work
the

UNBïSACïïèïP MtÉLl N
At 10 Geot«.
CALICOES,
.
Warranted Fast Colors,
Warranted Fast Colors, >
ÏQ1JIM AVimZ
1375.
At 61, 7 and 8 Gents.
I
:
j
At 12 cts. per Yard.
: ,W *
ALL THE BEST MAKES f
ALL THE BEST MAKES !
.8
72
74 I
08 :
OK
OF
I BUMKlill KUBMBS
28
00 !
Eelling.offstt.
Belling off at . !
mu
it n
82
i
49 : __ __
72 [ 10, 11, 12, 12$, 13, 13$, ftDQ 14
70
00 I
91 [
FÜR TARO.
82
DRESS GOODS,
_,
80 ! CLOTHS AND CASSIMERES
00 [
00
00 !
00 j
00 !
rrr
75 !
"I
75 I
91 I
AT COST AND BELOW COST.
AT COST AND BELOW COST. .
84 j
READY-MADE CLOTHING
SELLING AT A
sjsllw&at.a a it
busi
tip TJ! AT> & A P.PTPTriP
of ^ XLÄIÄ A DALttlJ!
up
to
TO CLOSE OUT BY SEEING.
TO CLOSE OUf SEEING. ,
j
Now is the time
pa
the
FOR HOUSEKEEPERS
.'f> e
TO MAKE THEIR
to makk thrir -fcrrlir
!
Saw- i
! SPRING PURCHASES,
q
. AW ADVANCE
ll«S!ï:fcSê
in
r
In certain lines of goods
In certain lines of goods
--.BEFORE THIRTY DAYS.
n:
J
8. M. REYNOLDS.

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