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Items of Local Interest. Thanks to Senator Bayard for public docu u. men Leap year sociables are the "tage" this winter. "Old Prob" said' last Monday night was going to be clear and cold. Didn't he hit it though 7 The firm name of Morris, Tasker 4 Co., of New Castle has been changed to The Dela ware Iron Works, its title in the act of incor poration. A Boston man, named Whitney, had his pocket picked of a pocket-book containing $ 200 , last Friday night, at the Wilmington R. R. depot. John A. Reynolds, Jr., and Wm. Home wood, of Newark, went west last week for tbe purpose of purchasing cattle for tbe New ark stock market. Rev. Mr. Walk will preach in St. Augus tine Church on to-morrow (Sunday) after noon at 2 o'clock, when the holy communion will be administered. As previously announced J. H. Rowlenson began the publication of tbe Saturday Vititor at Newark last week, the first number being issued on Saturday. in The girls now spend their time in counting gray horses. The trader who would bring a drove of those animals to town would receive the blessings off all the girls in tbe neighbor hood. tell say Tbe Directors of tbe Bridgeville Agricul tural and Mechanical Society bare decided to hold their second annual fair, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, September 26th, 27th and 28th. Tbe Wilmington Gazelle not long since was furnished with a new preés and now it has put in a new Babcock engine. This does not look as if it was going to be consolidated with the Herald. and the class and Messrs. Polk 4 Cochran and L. P. McDowell have large droves of fine young mules, lately brought by them from tbe West, which they are offering for sale at tbe stables adjoining tbe Middletown Hotel. Col. Clayton has moved George Wilson's cabinet shop opposite the bank on Broad street, back from the street preparatory to building him a wareroom and furniture store in front of the shop. Messrs. J. M. Cox 4 Bro., have moved their blacksmith shop back from Broad street a lit tle to the rear of their coach works, making a decided improvement in the appearance ol things in that neighborhood. A vessel laden with potatoes was wrecked on the beach near Lewes the day of the big gale, and tbe Lewes people fished up tbe pota toes and got a fine supply. She had more than 300 barrels on board. B. C. Pearce held his big stock sale at Hare's Corner on Monday, notwithstanding the rain, and it was largely attended and things brought good prices. Mr. P. is said to be collecting stock for another sale. The services at the Methodist Church will probably continue for weeks to come. Large audiences meet nightly at 7} o'clock. A female prayer meeting is held daily at 3 o'clock. Enquiry meetings at 6 } o'clock are held every evening. More than fifty have professed conversion. Tbe high price of fertilizers is much com plaincd of by farmers as being so heavy a tax upon their pockets as to almost preclude their use. Tbe poudrette, manufactured by Mr. C. H. Gallagher, of Wilmington, presents in great measure a remedy for this evil. The price, $22.50, is within tbe means of even tbe smaller farmers, while its qualities are so well attested by numerous persons who have used it. that nobody would run much risk in making nse of it. Sheriff's Sale. Sheriff Lambuon sold at Kirkwood, on Sat urday last, tbe farm of Samuel Frazier, con taining a little more than 202 acres, in Pen cader Hundred, to Joshua Jackson, of Mary land, for $ 6 , 000 . Washington's Birthday. Next Tuesday, Washington's Birthday, being a legal holiday, tbe banks will not be opened for business. Persons who may have notes falling due on that day will have to attend to them on Monday, on which day tbe Directors will bold tbeir weekly meeting. Fablle Sales. The following sales of personal property will take place at the dates named : Rich'd Townsend, neat Townsend, Feb. 22. James Dodsoa, Middletown, February 23. John M. Rothwell, on the Levels, Feb. 24. R. H. Guy, near Summit Bridge, Feb. 25. W. J. Eliason, Mount Pleasant, Feb. 29. H. T. Massey, St. Augustine, Md., March 2. James C. Lecompte, Kirkwool, March 7. , , fih . b s immediate cause of the activity, but the builders state that tbeir orders are such as in- > dicate more than a mere spasmodic demaad. j They express the opinion that the bottom has ' been reached in the depression of tbeir busi ness, and anticipate better times in the future. , Tbe factories are not yet running up to their full capacity, but tbe prospects are that they will do so within a limited period of time.' The heaviest orders on hand at present are from th« Philadelphia, Wilmington and Bat- j timoré, And tbe *ew line between Pbiladel- I phia and New York. | Owing to the inclemency of the weather on Tuesday, Mr. Richard Townsend felt obliged to defer his sale, which was to have taken place on that day, and consequently post poned it nntil Tuesday next, 22d. Mr. Townsend bas a large amount of valuable property to dispose of and persons who need will find it to their advantage to attend his sale. Car Bonding at Wilmington. According to tbe Commercial the car build ing industry in that city is quite active. Considerable new work is being done, and not a little repairing. The near approach of lhe centennial exhibition is attributed as tbe Nlddlrtawa and Vicinity Items. of BY OCR LOCAL REPORTER. The extra meetings at the M. E. Church continue with success. Up to this writmg, over forty have professed conversion. Sociables among the young ladies and gents of tl^js vicinity have been very promi nent for the past month, and have afforded much amusement dining this dull season of tbe year. Those heralds of spriug, the robins, have made their appearance one week earlier this year than last, not, however, near Middle town, but in the forest of Appoquinimink hundred. * Clarence Anderson has recently added another attractive feature to his already pop ular drug store : that of keeping all ti e daily and weekly papers aDd monthly magazines for sale at the ea(liest date after their publi cation. CBIPT." Rev. Dr. Patton bas been very much grati fied at the response made to his invitation for all children nud serious-minded persons to meet him in bis study one night each week The Doctor appeals to his church members to work now earnestly for the salvation of every person that they think of. 1 see that Mr.Sam Townsend his again got himself in trouble by communicating to bis Wilmington organ, the Htrald, an account of the frozen officer Jones' adventures in the forest of Kent county, Maryland. Mr. T. has a habit of presuming too much merely on bis own judgment, and this time is reproved by tbe officer named. I notice among them "The Tbans FORGIVENESS. Forgive me? at lost, the silent tongue Struck upon that long lost theme— With upturned face so close to mine, She asked to be my Valentine ; While I, with soul and heart unstrung, Shouted ! awoke—'twas but a dream. The Young Men's Christian Association of the M. E. Church has steadily increased in importance since its organization in 1875. Its present officers hare had their room re painted, papered and furnished, and added new members to tbeir number. The Asso ciation is on the advance, but it is hoped that more interest will be taken in it by older people who wish it success. As Monday was St. Valentine's day the younger portion of onr population delighted to in the amusement of sending those fcorribie caricatures of McLaughlin Bros., called t0 "comic valentines" to every acquaint«» tbey wished to plague. By the j ray tell it gently,") I received two of tb> they were so becoming that I shall not say they made me angry. Thanks to Mr. Anonymous. One of the most interesting actions looked and hoped for by tbe people of Middletown is the conversion of the Academy into a first class public school with all the different grades of scholarships. A movement is being made, and it is strongly supported by tbe trustees of the institution, to effect this change, and a meeting is to be held by them next Wednesday, when it is expected a final action will be taken on the matter. One of the most remarkable freaks of na ture ever known of occurred on tbe farm of Mr. John Cochran, about two miles from Middletown, on Wednesday last, at which time a ewe, belonging to Mr. Cochran, gave birth to four lambs, and thus proved her use fulness in tbe world, besides becoming noto rious, for old men have said that they have never beard or read of such a fact before. Three lambs at one birth is as much as any one in this neighborhood ever heard of be fore, and they look upon this case as a mar velous one. The Delaware Railroad Company have commenced operations against shippers who have so long been overloading their cars from 5,000 to 10,000 lbs. At this depot every sup posed overloaded car goes on the scales, and when the weight exceeds 24,0C0 lbs it is charged to the shipper at first-class rates, and he is compelled to pay. Tbe company have employed Samuel Price as an assistant at this station, whose duties are to weigh during tbe night. This "war" on the freighter has caused some consternation and surprise at the lower part of the state. Fox Chases. A fox will be turned out at tbe hotel of Alex Maxwell, in Middletown, about ten o'clock this morning. Mr. Maxwell invites his friends who are fond of the chase, to join in the sport. On Monday another will be set free at H. D. Paullen's hotel in Odessa, and one, some time in the latter part of the week, at S. Clement's hotel in Summit Bridge. Thus plenty of chances are offered to fox hunters to try tbe speed of tbeir horses, and test the quality of their hounds. Manor Items. Although times are bard, the Manor folks aredetermined to enjoy themselves. Masque rades are all the.go, which afford youDg and old pleasure and amusement. The repairs on tbe locks of the Chesapeake and Delaware canal at St. Georges are now completed, and trade has resumed as usual. The navigation through the. canal baB not been stopped by ice this winter so far, which has not been the case for many years. The many friends of the gentlemanly Su perintendent, J. R. Price, who bas been quite ill. will be glad to hear that he is now con valescent. Good hopes are entertained that he will be out soon. Lindsay, the fat and jolly, is prepared to supply his triends and the public in general with lumber at ante-war prices. The protracted meeting, which has been in progress at the M. E. Church at Chesapeake City, is now brought to a close with some fifty accessioo 9 to tbe church. Rev. E. B. Newnam, pastor. Manor. Levy Court Appointments. At tbe meeting of tbe Levy Court at New Castle on Wednesday the following county officers were elected : Grubb; Wilmington Hd., Northern district, Archibald Given ; Southern district, Joseph L. Carpenter, Jr; Christiana Hd., Norris Wilson • Mill Creek Hd Edmund Hammond WhUe Cl., Creek Hd, Uriab S. Weir; New Castle Hd., John Bartholomew; Red Lion Hd , John B. Howe: Pencader Hd., William B. Ford ; St. Georgs'* Hd , Purnell J. I.,ncb; Appoquinimink Hd., James C. Townsend; Blackbird Hd Thomas Bratton w Kttne , r . Blackbird Hd., Richard Ferguson; > vpilmingten Hd Samuel Morphy; Mill j Creek Hd g he " g . ; pencader Hd j ' Alexander Wilson ' ' Rlliliff . - r<1 „ r ,' Th „ m „ R q milh , Court adjourned until the 7 th of March. selection of Truste». ! The annual meeting of the members and pew holders of the Fores) Presbyterian Church, of j this town, for the election of four members of I the Board of Trustees, to fill vacancies, was j | held in the Lecture room of the church on I County Treasurer—William Herbert. County Solicitor—George Gray. Jail Physician— Dr. G. T. Maxwell. Collectors—Brandywine Hd Jesse N. Monday afternoon. On motion of D. L. Don ning, the meeting was organized by calling S. M. Reynolds to the chair, and appointing Dr. W. F. Kennedy secretary pro tem, the regular secretary, Cnpt. Samuel Penington, not being present. After the reading of the minutes of the last meeting and transaction of other preliminary business a ballot was taken for trustees resulting in the choice of Messrs. Joseph West, Chas. Tatman, Jr., John Cochrun and E. Reynolds, the latter to fill the place of Thomas Massey, removed to Bryn Mawr, Pa.: all the others being re elections. The remaining members of the Board, whose term has not yet expired are, Messrs. Andrew Eliason, chairman ; Samuel Penington, secretary ; D. L. Dunning, trea surer, Robert A. Cochran, H. D. Howell, J M. Rothwell, J. T. Budd and T. C. Murphy. and of this to to of Maryland Affairs, An inquest was held on Wednesday, near Wigan, Somerset county, over the body of a little girl named Mary Evans, aged six years, the daughter of Samuel Evans. About one pouud of gun-powder was borrowed from Evans by a neighbor, and returned on the following evening. Mrs. Evans received the powder, and left a basin containing it at the bottom of the stairs. Tbe child being shortly afterward sent up stairs on an errand with a candle, stumbled against the basin and drop ped the candle into it. The powder exploded and tbe child was so injured that she died. Scarlet Fever. —This dreadful disease which so ravaged our county last winter has again broken out in the upper part of tbe county. Mr. Chas. E Starkey, residing near Busies lost three children by it a few days ago, all three dead in the bouse at the same time. The bouse in which Mr. Starkey lives was occupied last year by a family who lost several children, and it is supposed that the disease has lingered there ever since.— Centre ville Observer. The recent temperance convention seems to have given a very decided impetus to local option in Wicomico county. Petitions being extensively circulated for signatures, and many of the most influential citizens are attaching their names thereto. The friends of the movement claim that they will soon send on fifieen hundred names to the Legisla ture praying for the passage of a local option act. are Jesse T. Coruçgys, of Centreville, proposes to exhibit himself at the centennial as one ot tbe greatest curiosities of the age. He claims t0 h ftTe written 76 love letters in bis time, i,op n iD'.ed 76 times and was confined in jail days for writing love-letters. He is ? the only man ever put in jail for fall !uve. .e farm of tbe late John Simpers, situate in Elk Neck, Cecil county, has been sold to Johnson Simpers for $5.800. The farm con tains 214 acres, about 100 acres of which was cleared land. The Cecil county school board proposes to create a bonded debt for the purpose of sup plying a deficiency in tbe school fund, and will memorialize the Legislature for power to that end. The granite quarries at Port Deposit are doiog a large business, employing about two hundred men. About twenty car loads of granite are shipped every day. Rea Pattison, son of William F. Pattison, postmasier at Cambridge, has received an ap pointment as paymasters clerk on board of a government monitor. Several Elktoninns bave migrated to Vir ginia, where land is cheap, and tbe people social and intelligent. O. P. Clemson, of Elkton, has sold his trotter Bendigo for S2,150 to a gentleman in Baltimore. Peach growers in the vicinity of Elkton say the peach prospect was never worse than now. The Real Evil of Grant's Admin istration. —We, for our part, see far more danger to tbe goveromeot in pop ular familiarity with or indifference to the evils whizh General Grant's ad ministration has fostered, than in the possibility of tbe election of any man for three terms. It must not be for gotten. in estimating or in criticising his political career, that it is the very fact of bis strong claim on the popular gratitude which has made his two tenus so demoralizing, and it is almost always by men with claims on popular grati tude that the seeds of political ruin are sown. If he had not been a successful general in dark davs, he would have become odious before 1872, but with tbe halo of war about him, not only have a terrible nnuiber of faults been forgiven him, but they have come to lose the appearance of faults and to take on that of virtues. No ordinary President could, for instance, have been allowed to give a government like this a Mussulman Savor, by appoint ing high public functionaries through pure personal caprice. When Presi dent Grant first began to make extra ordinary and, as it seemed, scandalous selections for places in the civil service, bis friends maintained that we must not reproach him, that he was a simple minded man, who was necessarily in this matter in the hands of the Senators and Representatives ; but he speedily dissipated this theory by appointing Simmons, of Boston, in defiance of the Representative of the district, and McDonald, of St. Louis, in defiance of the whole State delegation. In short, he administered the government neither on the old American "spoils" system nor on the new "civil service reform" system, but on the Sultanic or Turkish system, which says:"! like Musta- ! pha ; put tbe Vizier's robes on him, and give anybody who says he is a thief one hundred blows with a stick." — Nation. B at or Lippincott's Magazine.— The first article in the March number of this popular magazine is a coutiouatiou of the valuable series of papers on "Tbe Century—its Fruits and its Festival," and treats of "Past Expositions," show ing the origiu and growth of Exhibi tious in the past. lhe article in ques embraces a number of Exhibition Buildings, including those of 1 arts and | Vienna "Ske r che8 of India/' hand .Ul„.r..,d. I„.,d. .hh increasing interest. Rebecca Harding Davi. contributes a striking description - ~ wh,ch 8 " e vividly pictures the dangers of our coasts, and the valuable service property from the wrecks that occur w,t * 1 8U0 " frequency. "The Eutaw ; Flag," by Revolution, which takes its j Htle from that old relic of our war for Independence, the flag borne by Col. Wm ' V ^ a * hin *' 0U ' 8 C< /P 8 ' and T ° 0 » j preserved by the Washington Light Infantry of Charleston. Lady Blanche Murphy's article on "Convent Life and Work" give* the reader an inside glance ' at convent life, and describes tbe good ! work performed by the Nun* and Sisters i of Cherity ; the writer is evidently i familiar with the subject of her article. The serial, "The Atonement of Learn Dundas," by Mrs. E. Lynn Linton, is continued, and deepens in interest, The second of "Letters from South Africa." by Lady Barker, gives an en tertaining account of a voyage along a ' portion of the coast of Africa and a visit j to the towns on the route. "The Songs of Mirza-Schaffy," by Auber Forestier, and "Charles Kingsley : a Reminiscence," are highly attractive papers, especially the latter, by Ellis Yarnall, in which be describes an in teresting personal interview with Mr. Kiqgsley. The foregoing, with the usual "Monthly Gossip," and "Notices of New Books," comprise the contents of a very excellent number. i I ! À Fact Worth Knowing. Are you suffering with Consumption, Coughs, Severe Colds settled on the Breast,or any disease of the Throat and Lungs? If so. go to your druggist, Chamberlaine. Middle town, or H. P. Baker, Odessa, and get a hot tie of Boschek's German Syrup. This medi cine has lately been introduced from Germany .and is selling on its own merits. The people are going wild over its success, and druggists all over our country are writing us of its won derful cares among their customers. If you wish to try its superior virtue, get a Sample Bottle for 10 cents Large size bottle, 75 cts Three doses will relieve any case. Try it. THE MARKETS. MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY ISAAC JONES, JR. Wheat, new. Corn, yellow,. Com, White, . Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover " . Beans. $1.30© 1.35 ,..50©51 cts. ..50 cts. .35@38 .4 25 ,11.00©11 5» . 75@90 MIDDLETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY S. M. REYNOLDS. ... 16@16 $ doz . .22©25cts. 79 lb ...14@15 " " .62@75l9 bits. 14© 15 cts. 79 lb .!5@16 " . 7©8 " .13©14 " Eggs. Butter. Lard. Potatoes, new. Chickens, dressed Turkeys, dressed. Geese, " Ducks. " PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. Prime red wheat.$1 40©1.42 79 bus. Corn.57@62 79 bus. Oats ( Pennsylvania) new,,.,.40©45 cts. Clover seed.14© 14} p lb. Timothy.2.75 BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, good to amber. Corn, white, old. Corn, yellow. Oats, Southern. Rye. .1.45@$1 52 .58 ©63 .58@59 .43@45cts. .75©80 SuHtnüss forais. This is to notifv the puhlic that 1 am clos ing out LADIES' FALL AND WINTER DRESS GOODS at cost. G.W. W. NAUDAIN. Notice. —8 or 10 Head of Cattle taken to feed. Good feed and attendance, but no risks. Thos. Ca vender. feb! 2 - 2 w "Economy is tbe true road to wealth," not only economize iu great, but in smalt things. If you have never studied this law, begin by huying a few bars of that famous "Wilming ton City Soap," it saves time—saves clothes —saves money. New Orleans and Porto Rico Molasses, Choice Sugar Loaf Drips and Sugar House Syrups, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Every one that has tried Moore 4 Bro's full pound "Wilmington City Soap," has given it the preference. Rumford's Yeast Powder the best in the market, for sale by S. M. REYNOLDS'. It is an acknowledged fart that Moore 4 Bro's fall 16 ounce "Wilmington City Soap" is cheaper than any other. The best Mince Meat, 2 pounds for 25 cents S. M. Reynolds'. Cash, at A lull pound, tbe "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' Peterson's best Buckwheat; Turk's Island, Ashton, Ground Alum and Rock Salt in store S. M. Reynolds. and for sale by Sleds, Wheelbarrows, Express Wagons and Coaches, at RICE'S. Fine Lares Vases and Jewel Caskets at RICE'S. One bar of Moore 4 Bro's "Wilmington City Soap" will go as far as two bars of lower grade, (one trial proves it.) The best yard wide 12} cents Bleached Muslin, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. An elegant Two-Button Kid Glove for 90 cents cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS. Granulated Sugar 12 cents ; A 11 cts, and Llidifs Hnd Gent8 newPgt gtvle Windsor ! Ties and Scarfs in all shades and widths from 20 »nts to $ 1 . 00 , at S. M. REYNOLDS', B 10 cts, cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. Bill Heads, Shipping Tags, 4c., can be had at the Transcript office, at very low rates. No. 1 , 2, and 3 Mackerel in ba-rels, hall barrels, and quarters ; New Split Labrador Herring in barrels and half' barrels, just re ceived aud lor sale by S. M. REYNOLDS. 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; but the best is Moore 4 Bro's "Wilmington City Soap." Clark's best Spool Cotton. 6 cents per Spool or 70 cents per dozen Cash, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. A full line of heavy Merino Underwear for Ladies and Gentlemen, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. 3 o'clock ! Hard at work ! Cross! out of | patience! Why? Answer—Did not have a pound of the "Wilmington City Soap." „ Envelopes of all sizes, and letter heads with « "* ! ------—' u a i r Brushes, j COMBS ' Perfumery and Toilet Requisites, ; j At ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE, Jan 15-tf j ST. ANNE'S SCHOOL ' MIDDLETOWN, DEL. ' ! The second session of 1875-76 will begin i ° n ,be 18lh dajr ot ^* bruar J- A PP*J 10 i The best 12} cent Hose in the market, for S.M. REYNOLDS sale by 1000 yards of the best Calicoes, selling off at 6}, 7, 8 and 9 cents, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. A good Black Tea for 50 cents, at S. M. REYNOLDS'. MIDDLETOWN. WILLIAM C. BUTLER, Rfctor. is ! j a ' j a Business guards. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, i Main Street, next door to National Hotel I ! Middletown, Delaware THOMAS MASSET, JR. C LOCKS, WRtches, Jewelry, 4c. neatly and promptly repared. Always on band and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil Napkin Rings, Silver Thimbles, Salt, Sugar and Tea Spoons, Butter Knives, Gold Breast-Pins, Ear-Rings, Finger-Rings, Sleeve Buttons, Watch Chains, Watch Keys, Key Rings, Steel Watch Chains, 4c. AGENT FOR DeVINNY'S SPECTACLES. Dec. 12—tf. ver The Middletown Boot, Shoe and Hat Store. -A. OABD. A thorough knowledge of our speejal line of business, gained by close study of its details, ex tended and frequent travels through all the principal inanu turing 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 rrom 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 onr customers against any risk in buying of us. A little time will convince an enterprising pahlic of the advan tages to be gained. Call. Respectfully, R. M. & W. T. JOHNSON. STORES IN Middletown and Smyrna. nov 6 tf G. MAISEL T .A. X Xj O -to, ) (From Paris,) j 1321 Ctaeotnut Street. PHILADELPHIA. Jan 1, 1876—ly MIDDLETOWN Iron Foundry aid Mac« Soup. P LOWS and Plow Castings, Machine Cast ingg of all kinds on hand or made to order. Particular attention given to Repairing j Machinery. 'Cash for old Iron. WM. L. BÜCKE 4 SON, Founders and Machinists. Jan 1-tf WILMINGTON POUDRETTE COMPANY'S IRÆüFTXTXÏjX) oonoentbated POVDRBTTI, MANUFACTURED FROM NIGHT SOIL, The Cheapest and Best Fertilizer for Command all Spring Crops in the Market. Fsim pern Tom aw <#*### lbs» IN BAGS OP 200 POUNDS EACH. Read carefully the annexed Certificates of Farmers who have used it : Send for Circular. Address «1 •V No. 6 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Del. CEBTIFICATBS: The Farmer's at in the The Farmer's Friend, a newspaper published at Mechanicsbnrg, Pa., in the interests of the Patrons of Husbandry, says : "He have 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 oftenest absent from the soil, are potash, phosphate of lime (phosphoric acid), and ammonia. If either ol these be entirely absent, a crop cannot be produced, and if they arc not in sufficient amounts, only a partial one will be obtained. Barn-yard manure, it properly taken care of, contains the elements of successful growth, but cannot be obtained in sufficient amount. Poudrette, if properly manipulated, contains all the elements in about the proper proportions, and should be mnch more widely used than at present. Its low price and convenience of appli cation render it one of the most economical sources of some of the most important elements of plant food.' . . That we do not recommend "he Poudrette too much ourselves, the following testimonials from some farmers, gardeners, 4c., who have used the fertilizer, speak for themselves. By their permission we submit them to your perusal. . . Mr. Joseph Petitdemange, of Christiana Hundred, says : I used four tons of your Poudrette this Spring, and it gives me pleasure to state that I am much pleased with its results; it has proved a perfect success on my corn crop, and every tiling to which I have applied it. I consider that the increased yield of corn it has produced will pay for the corn a half dozen times, besides the benefit to tlie land. I cheerfully recom mend it to farmers as a reliable fertilizer, and the bestand cheapest in the market. I shall not plant any wheat this fall or 1 should use 11 ; next SprÎDg I shall use it on everything I plant, and shall require a large quantity. I trust that you will meet with the best success, which your fertilizer justly merits. ,, -, ... , D , . , Mr. Wm. Rotthouse, of Brandywine Hundred, near H ilmington, Delaware, says: , ,. . . ... d j .. , , , August 20th, 1875. My corn, to which I applied your Poudrette, will produce a handsome yield ; the ears are large and well filled. I also used it on my onions, cabbage, and other truck, and it has pro duced the best results and given me satisfaction on whatever I have applied it. I cheerfully recommend it to farmers as the best and cheapest fertilizer in tbe market. I shall want four tons for my wheat. , 4 . ,. , , 6 th rao. 7th, 1875. .ÆÂ.VÏÏÂ Poudrette wheat wimer killed less, and the difference in its favor, as shown when the snow ! ^ ^ ^ ° C "".T ?"^ S0 °" » Î5ÂSÏ iîi JSSSTi «3 I hope voit may meet with the success which I believe the quality of your manure merit* U j - ! .HSSHESSSSSsir as well, if not better, than that on which other fertilizers had been used I consider i ti e ■ best and cheapest fertilizer offered to the fanner, and for corn and other seed where quick avion is required, there is nothing, in my opinion, its equal, it . , . e ... , . „ . , Pockessin, 9th mo. 12th, 1875. . " se l h fer "c Z f- r ,- 0D J or " th,s S P rl ?£ ,D ' b * hl11 ' 1 mu9t h« 8 ff'ven better results than any fertilizer for the money I have tried. Stephen Wilson, ofHockessin. says: Thomas J. Edge, of Londongrove, Chester county, Pa., says : Georpe Jackson, of New Castle Hundred, save : to be a good fertilizer. I bel, eve it _ Abner Hollingsworth, of Christiana Hundred says : In answer to your inquiry, I have to state that the Poudrette I have used on my cora his given me good satisfaction. I had a little left after planting my corn, which f need n .> ! hiM-es u It'îs t ha tow here iTed tffpïftïi ÄfiSilfa where"! d£ ! nothing. I believe vonr fertiliser to be good, and all vcm claim for it. « * " : r r ' w c,a,mioru - business cÇards. J. MEIER & BRO., MERCHANT TAILORS, I S. E. Cob, Second and Arch Sts., PHILADELPHIA, Sil Have in Stock a full line of Wine Overcoatings. Saltings, Casslmeres, and Vestings Of the newest designs for FALL and WIN TER wear, which will be made to order in the latest styles and best manner. Special at tention given to Dress Suits. CALL AND EXAMINE OUR STOCK, oct 10 -tf SIEUE ZEIIEIRÆ] ! ! At Anderson's Drug Store, (BARR'S OLD STAND), You can get XX SWISS LINIMENT, a sure cure for Frosted Feet, Lame Back, Rheuma tism, Bunions, Neuralgia, Pains in the Head, Side or Joints, Sore throat, 4c. Use it and suffer no longer. IT ACTS LIKE MAGIC. TakeD inwardly it cures Diarrhoea, Dysen- ; tcry. Cholera Morbus, cramps, 4c. 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. 35} SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA. DIALER IN WATCHES AND JEWELRY, 1 SOLID STERLING Silver and Plated Ware Suitable for Holiday Presents. N. B.—Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding Rings on Hand. Gold, Silver and Steel Spectacles to suit all ages. Dec. 10—tf ■ Ladies in need of a nice Silk Dress, call at S. M. REYNOLDS' and look at those Guinet Black Silks at $1.50 and $1 75 per yard, just received direct from the importers. ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE IS Jl jTLT CELEBRATED FOR ITS Pwbe mwas Maw price s. j An extra variety of the FINEST PEBFUMES just received consisting of the following extracts, which for permanence and delicacy of odor stand unequalled : Cashmere Bouquet, Jockey Club, Mignonette, Heliotrope, White Hose, Patchouly, Mnsk, New Mown Hay, Spring Flowers, Arcadian Pink, Ylang Ylang, Tea Rose, Violet, Verbena, j May Blossom, &c. BARR'S COLOGNE ALWAYS IN STOCK. <Pkellai«ouii ^dwröaMtonf». ; ü G i.UV V >&AU & vA.mrv\\u a* A MATTER OF POM INTEREST SET We condense/from the Lehigh Register substance of a/onversation about Oak Hall, In «Vanamaker& Brown's " Largest e In America." A visitor and the i j j ! Phil Clothin attendaiitSRe the speakers : Visitor. " What comer Is the Building on ?" Attendant. "South-East comer of Bath and Market. Please note tbe SIXTH, for some strangers seeking Oak Hall, have been misled by designing persons/' V. "His perfectly colossal ! Do you know Its dimensions?" A. " 12,000 square feet—66 on Market, and 180 odd on Sixth, six stories high, has over three ucresoA flooring, and covers space once occupied byBprpÆan twenty different busi ness places." V. " Do you use steam-power?" A. " A giant young engine furnishes power for the freight and passenger elevators, and the boilers steam for heating, and the other opera tions of the house." V. " What order do you take with goods?" A. " They are first opened and arranged in the basement, on long low counters, and taken thence on the fldtohyrelevator to the inspec tor's room on theRun floor." Is inspeetin^he first operation r A. " No, sir, measuring. The goods are first measured in llic piece, then inspected. The cloth passes over rollers In the face of a strong light, and two men sit, one before and one behind the goods, watching with the eye of a hawk for tlie least pin-hole Imperfection, and marking every flaw, so that the cutter may see and m nil il when he comes to cut the gar ments." V. "You must employ« A. "Come to our tilth keep 70 hands ail the tilg into garments,—beside u dozen men's work eac V. "Do you manufacture all your own goods ?" A. " We do, and most carefully. Our ex aminers inspect every stitch and seam, and ccnny to every garment as extra-well made before we put our ticket on it, and become responsible tor it." A. " Your system must save you a sreat deal?" A. " In every direction, sir. It is and economy we practice all Unit enables us to put people as we do." • V. " Afterinspecting the work, what become* of it?" A. " Before It goes into Stock it Is ticketed. Every single garment has its number and other points noted on it, so that Us entire his tory can be traced without fail, upon books." V. " You must have 20 or 40 salesmen r A. " Why sir, on busy days you may/see 100 in the various rooms and suites o telling to the throngs of customers." V. "Do you do an order butmesi and express i" A. " Very great All over thecountrv. Our ; ; : \ army of cutters?" oof and see t We Kong up the cloth I machines that do a stroke." an 1 «system through, own to the our ■ our room-., , by mall Charles Jackson, of Christiana Hundred, says : The Poudrette purchased from you I applied to mv corn, and I am well satisfied with the result. I used Poudrette and Phillips' Phosphate on my potatoes and cabbage, tbe same quantities of each, and 1 can see no difference in the result, showing that the Poudrette is : just as good as the Phosphate, and costs little more than half as much, Mr. H. H. Jordan, of Christiana Hundred, says : 1 1 used two tons of your Poudrette on my corn, and found it equal to the best Phosphate : and at less than half the price. I will use it on mv wheat th.s fall. The »armer will find it to bis advantage to use it freely on all crops, Mr J. B. Moore, of Mill Creek Hundred, says : i 1 used two tons of your Poudrette on my corn, and am very much pleased with tbe result, . It gave the corn an early starland vigorous growth, and 1 believe greatly added to the ] yield. I like it as well as bone, and its results are as good, if not belter. l' tried it also truck, and found the best results, on I will want two tons for wheat this fall. Ex-Sheriff R. Lewis Armstrong says : ! Your Poudrette has given me the best satisfaction. It is the best fertilizer 1 ever used on my corn. 1 bave plenty of manure for my wheat, or I would use it this fall You are at liberty to use my name in recommending it »0 farmers, Hon. Thomas Holcomb, Speaker of the House of Representatives, says : On land of mine on which was applied about 400 lbs. per acre of your Poudrette in the fall of 1874, we harvested over thirty bushels of wheat to tbe acre Michçel Mullen, near Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, says : The Poudrette purchased of the Wilmington Poudrette Co cave me better results than anv : 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 tbe best results, and mv field of corn surpasses anv yield I have ever grown ' ' * s fSSTÂÏS 5Äd ' 'S ' „ • „ „ , „„ tin- same ImZ , m, a'l Li! .lTi'i h ? S , b ? n highly satisfactory. I have aï ' E c Stots bu Ch ' ' „I". 1 3DUrp ', nei ?, r . Ghnstiana, .says : John Dunn, of Brandywine Hundred, says: 7 our Poudrette is the very best fertilizer I have ever used and its results are equal to if not better than hone or the high priced phosphates. I recommend its use to farmers and am confident that its results will he satisfactory to them as they have been to me. George W. Savage, of New Castle Hundred, says : I used your Poudrette on corn, wheat aud vegetables, and am satisfied that it has increased my yield very consiberably. The lew price at which ii is sold brings it whhin/he iSÄ the smallest farmer and gardener, and it ought to tie the fertilizer used by them on all crons of grain and vegetables. I trust that you will find large sales. on the I would recom Thoiuas McMullen, Port Penn, says : I used your Poudrette on my wheat and corn, and am well satisfied with the result. I be lieve it to be one of the best fertilizers in the market. u n .,, e n a u j j po.rt that it exceeded ny expectations I consider it the cheapest and be*t fertilizer in the • market. My corn crib is literally running over with corn. The yield where I applied the Poudrette greatly exceeds that where it was not used, and ! can therefore confidentlv recom m " generH "' V ' o alnn<1 i wn r» 1 u j j » »» than satisfied with the «.nit. 1 "t? 1 K *T e !t a ^ u,ck ötrong growth, but increased the yield very much. I have no hesitation m recommencing ir to farmers as one of the beat, and I think decidedly the cheapest fertiliser in the market. perfect system make Itnosstb away person.'^" V. " I suppose you haveat least half a dosen different departments?" A. "My dear sir I we have more than twenty, each charged with its own business, and each thoroughly organized, a necessary wheel witfe In the great wheel." V. •'will you name a dozen or so of them V A. "With pleasure. The Custom Deport-. 3 prefer custom-made to stock of rules of self-measurement please people 2,000 miles ly as if they were here In to ment. for those w ready-made. Tin with its BÊm/nist __ The Shirt Wetory, with its busy machines making onr own first-class shirts. The Trim ming Department, itself as big as many a regu lar store. The Garment Stock Boom. The Receiving Room. The Order Department named before. The Special Uniforms Depart ment The Delivery Department withits score of messengers. The—" Department underwear. V. " Hold, hold I sir, enough !" A. "I'm not half through I The Advertising Department, with its bilLand sign distributors editing and publishing« business and popular Journal, circuiting, Afe, f O.OOOconies month! v (tell all your trMSno Department, wiunts many rooms.___ Department. The Youths' Department llie Childrens Department, with its special entrance for ladies The Telegraph Depart ment The Chief Clerk's Denirtmenttowith lts book-keepers and assistants. General Man ager's Department! Financier's Office, and other offices of tbe firm/all busy as bees thinking, planning, «XM&iting. buying, mak ing. registering, re o qfr i nft, sending out, celling, and in a thousandWys Joining their fojni to carry on a buslnessVith the people amount ing to between $2,000,000 and $3.000,000 an nually." V. "S-t-u-p-e-n-d-o-u-s! H A." Indeed it is I I forgot to name tbe Cashier s Department, which handles its 825 000 of retail sales on some single days I" V. " $25,0001 Immense I That'awhat enables the house to buy cheap and scUtoheap'," A. " Exactly t You have last hit it people throng here, ktttdnfthat we depend on tow prices and ImmeKfsalec. '' V. "what are the 'foCe kules ' I hear so The much about?' A. "Our system of busine« dealing— 1 . One price, no deviation ; 2 . Cash for everything : 2 A guarantee protecting the purchaser : l/Thu money returned if Iho buyer can't otherwise be suited." v Nothing could be fairer." Nothing. Ana the people see it." Well, I thank you, sir, lor your polite A attention, A. " Nr t at all. Ifs a pleasure to Call again ; and be sure of t' maker & Brown's Oak Halls ner Sixth and Market." V. "Thank you! I shall be Good morning." 110 East cor *ppy to do *0.