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Richard Townsend has taken out letters of administration on the estate of Samuel Bartley, late of Appoquinimink hundred, de ceased. See Register's Order. Joseph Hossinger, one of-the oldest and wealthiest citizens of VChite Clay Creek hun dred, died at his residence, a little above New ark, last Friday (4th) in his 78th year. The melting of the snow and the coming out of the frost have put the roads in an ex ceedingly soft and muddy condition, so that carriage traveling is at present very much below par. Mr.. Clayton, the new proprieter of the Na tion Hotel, has put a billiard table in the room formerly used as the jiarlor. This is probably the first billiard table ever set up in Middletown. A "leap year" parly was given by some ot Middletown's young ladies in the reading room, in the Transcript building, on Tues day evening. Of course, there were no mar ried men in that company. .Notwithstanding the evening was cloudy and roads mnddy, a good audience attended the Jubilee entertainment at Odessa, on Wednesday night, and the nett proceeds re ceived amounted to between $120 and 130. A man named Thomas Redington was stabbed in six places by another man, named Michael Conner, in Wilmington one night last week, in a quarrel which arose because the former persisted in smoking a pipe in the latter's saloon. An exhibition will be given by the cbil dren of the public school of Townsend, as sisted by some young gentlemen and ladies of the neighborhood, next Thnrsday evening, for the benefit of the school. E. B. Rice & Co., as agents for the new proprietors of the "Old Bank" Oyster Saloon and Confectionery store, will continue the business at their old stand in the town hall with the same attention as heretofore. The people are not deprived of their favorite place for refreshments. ! Daring the gale of last week the Break water telegraph was torn up and parted. The I Ida Grant was the first vessel to drag down j on it, and the wire, with her anchors, held j her in check until other two vessels fouled : with it, and then the cable parted, and com municatiou was cut off from the shore. ' At Seaford the storm of Tuesday night did considerable damage. A frame building in course of erection and nearly completed, was blown down, several houses were unroofed, chimneys and fences demolished and trees uprooted. The oyster boats escaped unin jured, being protected from the wind by the oyster houses. The Seaford Citizen says that C. G. Vogel, Secretary of the Texas Editorial and Press Association, bas written to A. L Richardson, Secretary of the Peninsula Press Association, with a view to obtaining the opinions of the members respecting the organization of a National Press Convention, to meet in Phils. I I delphia, on July 1st. Ust of Letten. List of letters remaining in the postoffice for week ending February 12: Miss Alice Butler, Andrew Burke. Wm. T. Bard, Robert Beard, Geo. Ambrose Diner, Rebecca Fisher, Oris Frame, Josiah Gould (2), Sarah Hall, Joh* Mackey, Alfred Secret, Wm. Taylor and Miss Mary Walters. Person in calling for . the above will phase say that they are adver D L Dunning. ! : j : Used. A Paper at Newark. The Saturday Visitor, the English paper heretofore issued from the office of the Ger man Pioneer in Wilmington, is to be removed, : it is said, to Newark, and will hereafter be edited and published in that town by JJH. Rowlenson, formerly of the Wilmington Re publican . V. M. C. A, The Young Men's Christian Association of the Methodist Chnrch have been provided by nbe trustees with a room in the church which nbey are furnishing' with a new carpet, and are papering and painting it. This room is to be under their control, and will he opened ■every evening after a few days. The Revival Heelings, The meetings held in the Methodist Church | have continued now five weeks. Thirty-one persons have been received to membership on the three Sabbaths past. Four of these were by letter from ether churches. All the others were by profession. A number of candidates expected to present themselves next Sab bath. The meetings are to be continued. are Religions Servlees. Rev. E. J. Newlin, D. D., formerly Presi dent of Delaware College, is expected to preach in the Presbyterian Church, in this (Sunday) morning and town, to-morrow evening. The public ure cordially invited to Rev. Dr. Patton will preach in the chapel at Armstrong's to-morrow (Sunday) alter noon at 3 o'clock. attend. Publie Bale*. The following sales of personal property will take place at the dates named : Benjamin C. Pearce, Hare's Corner, Feb ruary 14. Richard Townsend, Townsend, Feb. 15. James Dodson, Middletown, February 23. John M. Rothwell, on the Levels, Feb. 24. W. J. Eliason, Mount Pleasant, Feb. 29. H. T. Massey, St. Augustine, Md., March 2. James C. Lecompte, Kirkwood, March 7. Dissolution •( Copartnership. On the 1st instant the well-known firm of J. B. Fenimore k Co., of this town, dealers in lumber hardware *c., was dissolved. Mr. The business will here after be conducted by Mr. G. E. Hukill, who, though his name did not appear in the title, itis well known, has long been the active business man of the firm. This is sufficient -guarantee to the patrons of the old bouse that the busine» will be conducted as well in jhe future as in the past. Fenimore retiring. A Bad Pall. Last Saturday evening Samuel E. Town send, of Townsend, slipped on some ice while carrying a pitcher of water into his house, and Tell, breaking the pitcher into fragments. 1 Hig head struck ag „ inst gome of ,b eS e pieces and received some gevere cutg . The and side of his face were badly cut, a large , , ar'ery in the latter being severed. Dr. Bair of ; ...... , five \ ™ summoned and dressed the wounds and though he lost a large amount of blood, Mr. j Townsend is now doing well. ** *** v * 00 Early on Thursday morning of last week 00 fire WaS diec0T<, . red in ,he bnrn and S,ableS ° 00 Shepherd Morns, near Sassafras, Md., and 00 so rapidly did the flames spread that before 00 anything could he removed the buildings 00 with their £ntire contents we re reduced t0 ashes. Six horses, a large quantity of hay and grain, carriages, wagons, farming imple ments, and other things were in the buildings and were all destroyed. The fire is not be lieved to have been caused by accident and suspicion rests upon a young negro as the in temple oDe cendiary. us«nr* The Harlan A Hollingsworth Company, of Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday morn ing successfully launched the iron steamer Algiers, designed for Morgan's line between New Orleans and Morgan City. The dimen sions of the steamer : Length, 275 feet; width of beam, 38 feet ; depth of hold, 22 jjj^t This steamer will be hurried to completion for delivery dnriug the latter part of M* rc h. Another steamer of the same dimensions as the Algiers is now upon the ways, and wilt be launched soon. Both are being constructed and in the most ap i of de ex the is in ot in the strongest manner, proved style of the art. They will both be schooner rigged, and will be furnished with all the appliances for safety and comfort. Cnltnre of the Sugar Beet in Delowmre. At a recent meeting of the Wilmington Board of Trade an interesting paper was read bearing on the apparent capabilities of the soil and climate of the Delaware peninsula for cultivation of the sugar beet. Everything in the way of soil and climate, we are told, is propitious to the cultivation and a success ful trade in the article. The soil generally is a rich, sandy loam, and very free from sa line substances, and in this respect suitable for the growth of the beet. What disabilities there may be we cannot state, but in view of past experiments in other sections, it will be gratifying to learn that the prospects of suc ce ss do not look better in print than in fact, jf tbe beet can be successfully raised, and „dequate facilities provided for sugar f ac ture, a large trade can 1 Qur consumption of sugar is increasing each thus necessitating an augmentation in manu easily be had. I year, j imports from abroad, but onr supply might be derived to a large extent from this source, if the expectations based on the beet are not visionary, A Frozen Folic« OMecr. On Thursdy night of last week Officer William Jones, of the Wilmington police force, in company with J. R. Hartman, a New Jersey detective, went to Smyrna in pur suit of a burglar, Thomas S. Hand, who had recently committed several burglaries at Mill ! ville, and who was supposed to be larking at or j n tke vicinity of Smyrna. On arriving I at ,b e latter place they fonnd that their j ba d been there and gone, and from such in j formation as they could obtain from inquiry : tbey were lead to believe that he bad gone in tbe direction of Masseys, Md. Early next morning they left Smyrna for Masseys. After beating about all day without finding the man they were looking for, Jones started, about 12 o'clock at night, in company with another man, to walk from Cox's station, on the Kent County Railroad, three miles below Millington, to Vandyke's station, in this on the walk he tramped man I is ,ho "g ht wiU soon recover ' The burglar they were looking for was captured on Tuesday by Constable James I C. Townsend, of Townsend, near Liston's county. While through water and snow, and when he reached Vandyke's bis feet were badly frozen and he almost insensible from the cold. He taken to his home in Wilmington and was physicians called in, and at first it was thought his feet would have to be amputated, bnt at last accounts be was doing well, and Point, FaUe R " mor ' Cont™d.ct«d. The story of the "Three Black Crows, seems, has recently been repeated with exag gcration, in regard to small-pox in Middle town. Reports have been circulated of a it spread of the malady until it has been swelled i n, ° »'most an epidemic, and the town is ! shunned by many persons as though it were stricken with the plague. The foundation on which all this was built is simply this: A young lady resident of this town, while on a visit to Philadelphia, contracted a case of varioloid, which showed itself upon her shortly after her return home. As soon ns the other members of the family to which she belonged discovered wbat was the macter, they imme diately closed their doors and permitted neither egress nor ingress to any except the attendant physician. By this means the dis ease was confined entirely to that one house, and not another single ease has occurred. Even those who did have it had only varioloid in its mildest form, and the physician who at tended them authorizes us to say that every : vestige of it has disappeared from them ; that j they are all entirely well and have been so for than two weeks, yet from an excess of : caution they still confine themselves to the house so that none may bave even a shadow of cause to fear a spread of the disease. We trust that this statement will be sufficient to convince people of the falsity of the rumors referred to above. The disease is entirely cured, not a vestige remains and all danger is | passed away. ; 1 1 | more Odessa Items, The snow has entirely disappeared. * Our streets are in very bad condition. It is thought the Town Hall will be com pleted in about two weeks. A new store bas been opened on Broad j street by Mr. J. Johnson, formerly of Sassa f raS , attended, ana although your correspondent , has not heard parlicnlars, believes it to have been a success in every way. ! It is rumored that one of our well-known ; artisans in leather, and who is also s profes- ; of dancing, has made application for the main room iu the new hall, for two nights in the week, for the purpose of giving lessons in dancing during the spring and summer j months. As political matters are now the main sub The M. E. Sunday School Jubilee passed off very pleasantly last evening, was largely | j jects of conversation, a number of our me chanics, and workingmen, held a meeting (in a quiet way) to consider the expediency of > bringing forward a candidate for Legislature : in the next campaign who will not forget that : such a thing as a poor man exists, and who will use his voice and vote in such a manner 1 that legislation will not be all one sided, as heretofore After some debate, it was unani | mously agreed that a certain prominent nur chant of this town was "the man," and with out doubt, if he will allow his name 1o be sor brought forward, he will receive the votes of the working class generally and will taler hit , »eat at the next session of the Legislature, Fi.ahkrti . : and Mr. Church, of Odessa, was held last Wednesa.i} evening before a large and fine audience, in j eluding many persons from Middletown. The preparations for the occasion had been : jn esg for weeks undcr the musical ° r 1 supervision of Mr. J. G. Brown and others, j an( j t j, e church on Wednesday evening show e(J lhe effec( of (he | abor 0 f dainty hands and ! reasonine m i ndg Your reporter was pre t0 ^ ^ " w ^ from gallery T U, , he 3(age present ed a pleasing appearance, be in (Communicated.) ! The Sunday School Jubilee at Odessa. Tbe annual jubilee of St. Paul's M. E. being arranged in good style and decorated with evergreens and wreaths. Shortly after 7 o'clock the Sabbath School entered and were seated, all being dressed in their "best," and the females mostly in white dresses, the centre of the stage stood an arch with the w ord '• Je sus" i n evergreen at the top , an d beneath this grouped the adnlt vocalists. At 7 30, the exercises were opened with "Glory to God in the Highest," by the school, fol lowed with a prayer by Bishop Scott, semi-chorus, "The Lord's Prayer," quartette and chorus, "Joy and Gladness, the solo and quartette, "Over the Beautiful "The Reap In of After and a Stars," was very nicely sung, ers" followed, after which came a descriptive selection by the Infant sehool, which pro duced a great deal of amusement, are Volunteers," "Angei Guardians," and "Sweet By and By" were sung in concert, after which came the descriptive piece, "Tem perance Band a feature of it being cards with a letter of each of the two words printed on them. As a verse was recited the card was turned and a letter brought to view. This closed part first, and after a short inter mission the programme was continued with three beautiful selections entitled "Hosannah "O, We in the Highest," "The Sheltering Rock," and "Looking to Jesos" sang by the school ; as the last one was sang, the arch above reterred to was completed by the addition of the words "The Rock of Ages," thus formiug the sentence "Jesus, the Rock of Ages." Following this came the male quartette, ''Come Rise with the Lark" and the semi chorus, "Come unto Me." To the tune of Anvil Chorus was sung "God is our Guide," which surpassed any chorus by the school during the evening. "The True Watchwords of Life," being twelve of them on large cards, received close attention and much praise. "Never Say Fail," was followed by "On the Bright Hills of Gold" solo and quar tette, when "We'll have to Mortgage the Farm," the most humorous piece of the even ing, was sung by the favorite "old man and woman" of Odessa, Mr. J. G. Brown and Miss Annie McCoy, assisted by others. As a part of tile programme it seemed to engulf the interest of the other largest part and was characterized by all as the best. "Clap your Hands," by the school, closed the exercises. Rev. J. E. Bryan then came forward on be half of the school and presented to J. G. Brown after a few appropriate remarks, a beautiful Bible, as a token of the school's ap preciation of his services during the prepara tions for the jubilee and for past few years. Mr. Brown acknowledged his thanks in three graceful bows to the school. Among the prominent and favorite vocal ists were Misses Lidie and Lou Baker, Moll;e Walker, Annie McCoy, Vellie Moore, Mollie Rose, and Messrs. John S. and Will Stephens, J. G. Brown, Elias Moore. Miss Belle Apple ton and Will Stephens were organists for the evening. Altogether, the jubilee wa3 one of those successes achieved only by a great effort on the part of the superintendent and teachers of St. Paul's M. E. Church, Jin which they are known to act heartily and earnestly together. The supper and refreshments that followed the jubilee were pnrtaken of by nearly all of those present, and were considered delicious throngbout. Aucxis. (Communicated ) Leap-Year Convention—Women's Bights. Mr. Editor: Yoar correspondent, while wandering leisurely around town on Tuesday evening directed his steps toward the reading rooms of the Li brary Association, thinking to spend a quiet hoar in reading, but ou approach ing the door J found it locked and the enrtains carefully drawn- over the win dows. I did not understand this, but bearing the voices of ladies, as if en gaged in exciting debate, I presume all talking at once, I was too modest, being an unmarried man, to make fur attempts at entrance. I have since learned that the object to which the reading room was devoted that night was the holding of a leap year conven tion by the uuwarried ladies of the town and vicinity. The ladies had taken every precaution to keep their deliberations secret, the door, us I stated above, was carefully locked and bolted and the windows darkened, but something of the doings of that meet ing has leaked out, probably through the inability of the ladies themselves to keep secrets to the point, it has become absolutely | necessary for the girls to take advan- : 0 * t* 10 privileges conferred upon ; them by leap year, and take the matter : 1 into their own bands. At length, 1 after a heated discussion on the best and most available methods to be per- ' sued to accomplish their purposes, the I The meeting is said to have been an exciting one, and re^o- ; lutions were adopted, and speeches made, deploring the dull state of the matrimonial market; reviewing the I situation, calling for "reform," and de claring in vie.v of the slowness of bachelors, both young and old, to come . . . following resolutions were presented . acd adopted by a rising vote, with but ! one dissenting voice: Resolved, That wc, the unmarried ladies of Middletown and vicinity, in convention assembled, do hereby re solve that we will use every lawful , mean8 Qur t0 procure our juBt and lega , rightSt 80 that if the c]ose of ! 18? g findg ug gti „ unmarried ; t win be no f au )t 0 f ours. ; Resolved, That we do cordially in v ;t e our sister spinsters of the Delà- j ware and Maryland peninsula to semble in mass convention in the city 0 f Wilmington, on the 29th instant, for therance of onr cause. The girls seem to be terribly in earnest, and if many of the bachelors > who arc now revelling in the joys of : single-blessedness are not caught in : the toils of matrimony ere the begin ning of another year, it will be because they are proof against feminine as saults and blandishments that the Steeled heart of old Dtogones would have given way before. I am yet free, but regard the future with much doubt, DftSpondingly yours, N. A. H. as ' 1 the discussion of measures for the fur ; Bears are said to be very plenty in the Adirondack region, this winter, and four appeared in broad daylight at North Creek, the other day. On Sun day, three weeks ago, a black bear en tered the church at that place just after the minister had commenced his ser mon, and walked leisurely up the pas sage way until he reached nearly the i middle of the church, lhe women jumped upon the top of the seats and screamed: all was confusion, and the „ i ,;n services camd to a stand still Bruin raised himself upon his haunches and calmly surveyed the scene, and, seem ingly satisfied with his scrutiny, delib ° ! crately walked out. Bemember This. Now is the lime of the year for Pneumonia, Lung Fever, Coughs, Colds, and fatal results of predisposition to Consumption and other Thcoat and Lung Disease. Boschee's German Syrup has been used in this neighborhood for the post two or three years without a single failure to cure. If you have not used this medicine go to your Druggist, Dr. Cham berlain, Middletown, Del., or H. P. Baker, Odessa, Del., and ask them of its wonderful success among their custo me rs. Two doses will relieve the worst case. If you have no faith in any medicine, just buy a sample bot tle of Boschee's German Syrup for 10 cents and try it. Regular size for 75 cents. Don't neglect a cough to save 75 cents. Positively the Best. Dr. Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and Horehound is the very best compound ever prepared, advertised or sold by any person or under any name whatever—for the immediate relief and permanent cure of Coughs, Colds, Croup, Whooping Cough,Bronchitis, Asthma, and all diseases of the consumptive type. It will thoroughly eradicate these alarming symptoms in one half the time required to do so by any other medicine. It is purely vege table and contains not a particle of opium or other dangerous drug. Physicians all over the country endorse it as the most efficacious antidote known for all disorders of the throat and lungs. It never fails. Every bottle guaranteed to perform exactly as represented. Be sure to obtain Dr. Morris' Syrup of Tar, Wild Cherry and Horehound. Sold at C. Anderson's Drag Store, Middletown. THE MA RKETS. MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARRET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY ISAAC JONES, JB. Wheat, new... Corn, yellow} Corn, White, , Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover " Beans. $1.30@ 1.35 .. 50@52 cts. .50 cts. .35 @38 4 25 11.00©11.50 . 75@90 MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY 8. M. REYNOLDS. ... 16@16 $ doz. . .22@25uts. $ lb ...14@!5 " " .62@75$ bus. ,14@15 cts. $lb .15@16 " . 7@8 " .13@14 " Eggs. Butter. Lard. Potatoes, new. Chickens, dressed. Turkeys, dressed. Geese, " Ducks. " PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. $1 email@example.com $ bus*. .57@62 ^ bus. .40@45 Cts. . 14@14JP lb. Prime red wheat. Corn. Oats ( Pennsylvania) new Clover seed.,,. Timothy. 2.75 BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, good to amber. Corn, white, old. Corn, yellow. Oats, Southern. Rye. 1.40@$1 50 .60@65 .53@60 . 43@45 cts. .75@88 JuRincss Sofals. Nötig*. — 8 or 10 Head of Cattle taken to feed. Good feed and attendance, bnt no risks, fehl 2-2 w Thos. Cayinder. "Ecodomy is the true road to wealth," not only economize iu great, but in small things. If y«u have never studied ibis law, begin by buying a few bars of that famous "Wilming ton City Soap," it saves time—saves clothes —saves money. New Orleans and Porto Rico Molasses, Choice Sngar Loaf Drips and Sngar House Syrups, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Every one that has tried Moore & Bro's full pound "Wilmington City Soap," has given it the preference. Rumford's Yeast Powder the best in the market, for sale by It is an acknowledged fact that Moore & Bro's full 16 ounce "Wilmington City Soap" is cheaper than any other. S. M. REYNOLDS'. The best Mince Meat, 2 pounds for 25 cents S. M. Reynolds'. Cash, at A full pound, the "Wilmington City Soap" is made of pure material, and contains no in jurious substance, ask your grocer for it. Raisins, Prunes, Citron, Dried Fruits, Can ned Goods, new and fresh, at S. M. Reynolds' - ^/"„arte^f^w Sp!^Labrador Herring in barrels and half barrels, just re ceived and for sale by S. M. REYNOLDS. Peterson's best Buckwheat; Turk's Island, Ashton, Ground Alum and Rock Salt in store and for sale by S. M. Reynolds. Sleds, Wheelbarrows, Express Wagons and Coaches, at RICE'S. Fine Larea Vases and Jewel Caskets at RICE'S. One bar of Moore & Bro's "Wilmington City Soap" will go as far as two bars of lower grade, (one trial proves it.) The best yard wide 12J cents Bleached Muslin, at An elegant Two-Button Kid Glove for 90 cents cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS. S. M. REYNOLDS'. Granulated Sugar 12 cents ; A'll cts, and B 10 cts, cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS', Bill Heads, Shipping Tags, &c., can be had at the Transcript office, at very low rates. A choice Bio Coffee, green, 25 cents, roast ed 30 cents, cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Many men of many minds, many soaps of many kinds; hut the best is Moors k Bro's "Wilmington City Soap." Clark's best Spool Cotton, 6 cents per Spool or 70 cents per dozen Cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Ladies and Gents newest style Windsor ) Ties and Scarfs in all shades and widths from j 20 cents to $1.00, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. 3 o'clock ! Hard^t work! Cross! out of patience ! Why ? Answer-Did not have a poun o c 1 ming on ity oap. A full line of heavy Merino Underwear for Ladies and Gentlemen, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. The best 12i cent Hose in the market, for S. M.REYNOLDS sale by 1000 yacds of the best Calicoes, selling off at 6V, 7, 8 and 9 cents, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. , : A good Black Tea for 50 cents, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. FOR RENT, A WHEELWRIGHT SHOP—a No. 1 stand—at Fieldsboro, Del. Possession given March 25lb, next. Apply to JOHN LIND, Fieldsboro, Del. Jan 15—lm ^ 1L0CKg) Watchegi jewelry, Ac. neatly and promptly repared. Always on hand and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil ver Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, gugar £ nd Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear-Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, Ac. AGENT FOR De VINNY'S SPECTACLES. Dec. 12—tf.* Jubimsb (Çardîi. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, THOMAS MASSET, JR. & Main Street, next door to National Hotrl Middletown, Delaware The Middletown Boot, Shoe and Hat Store. A CAIR/ID. A thorough knowledge of our special line of business, g ained by close study of its details, ex tended and frequent travels through all the principal manu tnring districts of the country and in almost daily contact with leading manufacturers them selves, enables us to offer to (this community a line of Goods that for variety, style, quality, and prices, cannot be surpassed. Goods sold trom our stores in SMYRNA & MILFORD have gained a reputation from St. Georges, in New Castle, to Frankford, in Sussex. Our way of doing business and system of repairing our goods, insures our customers against any risk in buying of us. A little time will convince an enterprising public of the advan tages to be gained. Call. Respectfully, R. M. & W. T. JOHNSON. stores in Middletown and Smyrna. nov6 tf POUDRETTE COMPANY'S WILMINGTON • REFIIsrED OOüTOEinsr'Tie/A.TEID POÜDRETTB, MANUFACTURED FROM NIGHT SOIL, The Cheapest and Best Fertilizer for Corn and all Spring Crops in the Market. pmmEr $MMsS9 pm wm m 2,aao ebs. IN BAGS OP 200 POUNDS EACH. Read carefully the annexed Certificates of Farmers who have used it : Sei for Har. No. 6 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Del. P CERTIFICATES: the interests of The Farmers Friend, a newspaper published at Mechanicsburg, Pa., in the Patrons of Husbandry, says : , . . __ We hare at different times been asked by our correspondents to name a commercial manure which contains all the elements needed by the growing crop. Such a manure is hardly needed, because even the poorest of all soils contaius enough of at least one or more of the elements for a crop. The main constituents needed, and which are oftensst absent from the soil, are potash, phosphate of lime (phosphoric acid), and ammonia. If either of these be entirely absent, a crop cannot be produced, and if they are not in sufficient amounts, onlv a partial one will be obtained Barn-yard manure, if properly taken care of, contains lhe elements of successful growth, but cannot be obtained in sufficient amount. Poudrette, cation render i "ne of the most economical sources of some of the most important elements of canon renaer n one m That we do not recommend 'he Poudrette loo much ourselves, the following testimonials | from some farmers gardeners, &c„ who have used the fertilizer, speak for themselves. By their permission we submit them to your perusal. „ , , „ _ _ „ rr . HnmlrpJ ««vs • loused four Tons of your Poudrette this Spring, and ft gives me pleasure to state that I am much pleased with \is results ; it lias proved a perfect success on my corn crop, and every- j thintr to which I have aDDlied it. 1 consider that the increased yield of corn it has produced Cnr .L. vnrn J half dozen times besides the benefit to the land. I cheerfully recom- ; mèndU tofaTmersas a reliable fertilizer and the bestand cheapest in the market. 1 shall : ri»! any whea"This fall o/ 1 should use it ; next Spring I shall use it on everything I | plan, and .^''.^Hvmlriu""" 1 ^' 1 trUSt ^ W,H meCt W " h 8UCCeSS ' which your fertilizer justly merits. _ Mr Wm. Rotthouse, of Brandywine Hundred, near Wilmington, Delaware, says : August 20th, 1875. My corn, to which I applied your Poudrette, will produce a handsome yj^ d large and well filled, i ai»u m™ » —-—n-i - T , -* „ duced the best resalts and given me satisfaction on whatever I have applied it. I cheerfully recommend it to farmers as the best and cheapest fertilizer in the market. I shall want four tons for my wheat. are Stephen Wilson, of Hockessin, says : Having used the fertilizer on corn this Spring, in the hill, I must sav better results than any fertilizer for the money I have tried. " Thomas J. Edge, of Londongrove, Chester county, Pa., says : Hockessin, 9th mo. 12th, 1875. that it has given 6th mo. 7th, 1875. -uj-i. vnllr PnnHrpttp was annlied looks ouite as well, if not better, than that iram'diatelv adjoining, which had a good coat of yard manure. From some cause the Pondreue wheat win, er killed less, and the difference in its favor, as shown when the snow and ice pursed off has been mainlined ever since. It is yet too soon to report its results upon Hungarian grass, but at the present time the indications are favorable to your manure, For garden vegetables, and where quick action is desirable, I find it to give the best results. I hope yon may meet with the success which I believe the quality of vour manure merits. / Samuel Comely, of Cooch's Bridge, member of Newark Grange, No. 5, says : The Poudrette purchased from you and used on my wheat last fall gave great satisfaction. Where 1 used the Poudrette the wheat was less winter-killed, and in the spring looked quite as well, if not belter, than that on which other fertilizers had been used. I consider it the best and cheapest fertilizer offered to the farmer, and for corn and other seed where quick , action is required, there is nothing, in my opinion, its equal. ,, T , f « r HS tl<> Hundred savs • ~ 1 u=ed onetoa of your Poudrette on my'corn with satisfactory results, and am sorry I did not apply U to all my field, as it would have added greatly to the yield of corn. I believe it i"- FF «•„-.ili.pr to oe i goo Abner Hollingsworth, of Christiana Hundred says : In answer to your inquiry, I have to state that the Poudrette I have used on my corn has given me good satisfaction.' I had a little left after planting my corn, which I used on my turnip patch as far as it went. The balance of the ground I planted without any fertilizer ; the result is that where I used the Poudrette I have'fine turnips, and where 1 did not I have nothin? 1 believe vour fertilizer to he good, and all you claim for it. "* J MIDDLETOWN Iron Fomin mi Madie Shop. P LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Cast ings of all kinds on hand or made to order. Particular attention given to Repairing Machinery. Cash for old Iron. WM. L. BÜCKE k SON, Founders and Machinists. Jan 1-tf ST. ANNE'S SCHOOL, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. The second session of 1875-76 will begin on the 18th day of February. Apply to WILLIAM C. BUTLER, Rector. . _ __ . — _ A | r ) Hi «1 I I » I «c**^ Neatly Printed at this Office. Business dfards. j J. MEIER & BRO. MERCHANT TAILORS, S. E. Cor, Second and Arch Sts., PHILADELPHIA. Have in Stock a full line of Fine Overcoatings, Saltings, Casslmeres, and Testings TERw"£ whteh will be" mad L e L to n o d rd^rTn the latest styles and best manner. Special at i tention given to Dress Suits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK. ! oct 10-tf ■ SEE HERE ! ! Àt Anderson's Drug Store, (BARR'S OLD STAND), Ynu can get XX SWISS LINIMENT, a sure for Frosted Feet, Lame Back, Rheuma I cure ! tism, Bunions, Neuralgia, Pains in the Head, Side or Joints, Sore throat, Ac. Use it and suffer no longer. IKE IWA.tr MC/# IT ACTS Taken inwardly it cares Diarrhoea, Dysen tery. Cholera Morbus, cramps, Ac. All we ask for it is a fair trial. Sold only by ANDERSON, who keeps all the Patent Medicines of the day. Sep 25—ly. M. E. DICKSON, No. 35J SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA, DEALER IN WATCHES AND SOLID STERLING ' Silver and Plated Ware Suitable for Holiday Presents. N. B.—Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding Rings on Hand. Grid Silver and Steel Spectacles to suit all ages'. Dec- 10—tf JEW EERY I ' Ladies in need of a nice Silk Dress, call at j S. M. REYNOLDS' and look at those Guinet j Black Silks at $1.50 and $1 75 per yard, just 1 received direct from the importers. G. MAISEL, 07A.II-.OK/, (Prom Parle,) ' 1331 Chestnut Street, PHILADELPHIA. I Jan 1, 1876—ly —SUPERIOR— LAMP CHIMNEYS! —at— Anderson'B Drug Store, MIDDLETOWN. Jan 15-tf. — Envelopes of all sizes, and letter heads with busiuess cards, furnished, very cheap at the Transcript office. 1 (Pistellanwua ^drfrtwemfnts. THIS WILL NOTIFY THE PUBLIC of our intention to pnt sew and lower prices ou mach of onr Stock. Th* year's CLOHNO OUT SALB WILL COMMENCE AT HALF-PAST sik O' CLOCK, RACH W BRA-DAY MORHINL CONTINUE UNTIL OUR FALL AND WINTER STOCK IS SOLD. ! AND THE MAIN FACT 18: We have made up too many OVERCOATS and SUITS for thla year, and to transfer onr Stoek into Cash needed for preparation for 1876, well make certain sacrifiées which will be apparent ON AND after WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER FIRST, when we shall have gone through onr , Salesrooms and cut off Profits, and even a part of the cost, from many of our present price» | To be very exact in »fating this matter, at tee do not intend that any advertisement or aistom of house, shall mislead the public in the least particular, tee think it proper to ray, that this Mart our Daten, tehilst it applies to A THOUSAND AND MORE OVERCOATS, A THOUSAND AND MORE BUSINE8S COATS, HUNDREDS OF DRESS COATS, SEVERAL THOUSAND VESTS, SEVERAL THOUSAND PAIRS OF PANTS, and extends throughout our house, yet there are some lots in which (as they have already been marked at close prices, ) we shall make no change. We desire to announce that this is OUR FINAL AND'ONLY MARK DOWN THI8 SEA80N, So that NONE NEED WAIT for Lower Prick). The step we take will wonderfully aid those who feel lier Economizing. | The Terms or the Sale are the Usual Terms or oar Hoase: ( „„ l.-No Second or Altered Price-Osa Fixed Price. 2.— Cash from All, to warrant Low Prices. 3 . _The Contract on our part, to return money, is a part of the bargain in each cose (provided goods are returned nnworn.) 4 , —A Full Guarantee given for each garment. The Stock we offer is all new, and is not "bought" or "wholesale" stock but onr own M . Hoping for a visit from each reader, and that onr friendB will pass this an&otmiemem to all ' their friends in the country, CAREFULLY MADE CLOTHING-. I It will be remembered that our stock always embraces the chôment styles of substantial goods, and that every size and shape is provided for both tsrts Red rots. It will »Iso * ! borne in mind that there is but ONE OAK HALL, an «hat ie at the Comer of I SIXTH-SIXTH- -SIXTH-SIXTH and MARKET Streets, • ! . i' We are Very Truly, ; 1ANAMAKER & BROW2ST, PHILADELPHIA. NOV. 4, 1875. Charles Jackson, of Christiana Hundred, says: The Pondrette purchased from you I applied to my corn, and I am well safisGed with the result. I used Pondrette and Phillips' Phosphate on my potatoes and cabbage, the »me quantities of each, and I can see no difference in the result, showing that the Pondrette is just as good as the Phosphate, and costs little more than half as ranch. . , . and at less than half the price, to his advantage to use it freely on all crops. Mr. J. B. Moore, of Mill Creek Hundred, says : I used two tons of your Poudrette on my corn, and am very much pleased with the result, It gave the corn an early start and vigorous growth, and I believe greatly added to the yield. I like it as well as bone, and its results are as good, if not better. 1 tried it also on truck, and found the best results. I w.ll want two tons for wheat this fall, Mr. H. H. Jordan, of Christiana Hundred, says : l used two tons of your Pondrette on my corn, and fonnd it eqnai to the best Phosphate, I will use it on my wjieat th:S fall. The farmer will find it Ex-Sheriff R. Lewis Armstrong says : Your Poudrette has given me the best satisfaction. It is the best fertilizer I ever used on my corn. I have plenty of manure for my wheat, or 1 woold use it this fall. You are at liberty to use my name in recommending i t to farm ers. ~ Hon. Thomas Holcomb, Speaker of the Bouse of Representatives, says : On land of mine on which was applied about 400 lbs. per acre of your Pondrette in th. fall of 1874, we harvested over thirty bushels of wheat to the acre. Michael Mullen, near Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, says : Tb e Poudrette purchased of the Wilmington Poudrette Co gave me better results than any fertilizer I ever used, and I cheerfully recommend it to farmers for general use on crops. I used it on potatoes, cabbage, and other vegetables with the best results, and my field of corn surpasses any yield 1 have ever grown. John Dunn, of Brandywine Hundred, says : Your Poudrette is the very best fertilizer I have ever used and its results are equal to if not better than bone or the high priced phosphates. I recommend its nse to formers and am confident that its results wil! be satisfactory to them as they have been to me. George W. Savage, of New Castle Hundred, says : I used your Pondrette on corn, wheat and vegetables, and am satisfied that it has increased my yield very consibcrably. The low price at which it is sold brings it within the reach of the smallest farmer and gardener, and it onght to be the fertilizer used by them on all crops of grain and vegetables. I trust that you will find large sales. George Lewis, near Christiana, says : I used three tons of your Poudrette, and the result has been highly satisfactory. I have the same amount of corn this year on ten acres that I bad last year on eighteen acres. I also used it on my truck, and the result has been very satisfactory, giving the plants a large growth and early start. E. C. Stotsenbnrg, near Christiana, says : Having used your fertilizer on my corn, 1 consider it one of the best things to put on the hills to give the start of growth, and the earing has been very satisfactory. I would recom mend it as a cheap and useful fertilizer. Thomas McMullen, Port Penn, says : 1 used your Poudrette on my wheat and corn, and am well satisfied with the rosalt. I be lieve it to lie one of the best fertilizers in the market. Wm. H. Reynolds, of Peneader Hundred, says : I tried three tons of your Poudrette on my corn last spring, and am glad to be able to re port that it exceeded ray expectations. I cons.der it the cheapest and best fertilizer m the market. My corn crib is literally running over with corn. The yield where I applied the Pondrette greatly exceeds that where it was not used, and I can therefore confidently recom mend it to farmers generally. , „ , „ , . Samuel Broadbent, of Mill Creek Hundred, says : I used on my corn two tons of y onr Poudrette and am more than satisfied with the result, It not only gave it a quick and strong growth, but increased the yield very ranch I have no hesitation in recommending it to farmers as one of the best, and I think decidedly the cheapest fertilizer in the maiket. cheapest fertilizer in the maiket. FOR RENT, A DESIRABLE DWELLING HOUSE, with largo lot attached, on High street, in the town of Odessa. Rent low. Possession given on March 25th next. For particulars, apply to or address JOHN M WOOD, No. 12 Robinson st., Wilmington, Del. Or, WM. POLK, Odessa. Del. January 15—lm* Hair Brunhes, DRESSING COMBS, Perfumery and Toilet Requisites, At ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE, Jan 15-tf MIDDLETOWN. _ Visiting cards, extra fine, and of the most fashionable styles, can be bad, beautifully printed, for seventy-five cents per package of 1 fifty cards, at the Transcript office. . MIDDLETOWN Nursery and Fruit Farm. m A large and varied assortment of General Nursery Stock For Sale at low rates. PEACH TREES A SPECIALTY. E. R. COCHRAN. Middletown, Del. Oct.l7-tf FOR SALE. "I r/i Cords of Oak and Maple WOOD, ei J tlU ther in the woods ot delivered in quantities to suit purchasers. Apply to JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Middletown, Del, Deol2-tf.