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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editor. : ■IDOUTOWH, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, MAR. 18,1876. The Qnkmettial came ont last Sat urday reduced in size and price, and is now a penny paper like the rest of tbe Wilmington dailies. Tbe Every Even ing waa quite happy over the change, considering it a victory for its policy— small paper and low price. Inasmuch as the publishers promise to print aa much reading matter, though in a con densed form, as they did before they made the change, their readers will not lose much by the reduction.— Though smaller in sise the Commercial still retains its, original beauty in ap It has the pearanoa and make up. Transcript's best wishes for success. On our first page this week, we print at special request of the author, an oloquent appeal from Mrs. M. A. Comegys.wifo of Hon. Jos. P.Comegys, of Dover, the vice-regent, for Dela ware, of the Ladies Mount Vernon As sociation, asking for the contribution of a sufficient amount of fonds to fam ish a room in the old Washington mansion to be hereafter known as the Delaware room, liie proposition is that each of the original thirteen States furnish a room, and as the smallest has been assigned to Delaware, Mrs Comegys wants it furnished nicely. We publish tbe appeal, and beg that yon will read it and aot accordingly. The New Hampshire Election.— The Annual political sale, mis-named election, eame off on Thursday last. For some time it had been understood that it was to be a contest of purses rather than'men, and as tbe Republi can bidders were backed by the Ad ministration, of courae they could, and did, oatbid and outbuy the Demoeraoy and the State was carried by their ticket by some 3000 majority. They also elected a mejority of the Legisla ture and of the Governor's Council This result was predicted some time •ago by the N. Y. Sun, Philadelphia Time» and other independent papers who saw and read the signs of tbe times. Pendleton's Extortion. The Republicans are jubilant over the discovery of a scandalous transac tion on .the part of Mr. George H Pendleton, of Ohio. This gentlemaft it aeons (proved on hia own admission) while acting aa President of the Ken tucky Central railroad and guardian of some mioor children who were beifs to a large amount of stook in hia railroad, by means, doubtless, of a little political or congressional trickery, suoceeded in getting a claim of the said railroad against tbs U. S Government, for carrying troops during tbe late War, amounting to §140,000 or §150,000, accepted and allowed by tbe U. S Secretary at War, Belknap, and con sequently paid. This claim had been tejected by Secretaries Stanton and Bawlins and others, perhaps because the then President of the railroad did not "come down" handsomely enough, but when Mr. Pendleton became the chief executive of the said road, know ing a little better how to manage Re publican officials, be speedily succeeded in persuading the immaculate Belknap 70 pass his little bill and secured the payment of the olaim which the B R Co., already looked upon as a gone case. For this piece of successful legal practice be was to rsceive, and did re ceive. tbe sum of §80,000—a little more than half of the whole claim. Mr. Pendleton's fee was a big one— a very big one, but it is admitted that the R. R. Company were the clear gainers to the amount of §70,000, for they had given tbe claim up as lost, and perhaps hot for Mr. Pendleton's efforts it would never have been se cured. As far as taking this largo fee is concerned, it is a private matter which affects uobody hut Mr. P ., and the minor children and the R. R Company, and in no way affects the Government; hot the fee wts an ex obitent one, and Mr. Pendleton's act in taking it, for the performance ot that which it was his duty as a faithful officer and gnardian to do without fee, was, to say the least, very repreheusL ble. But why tbe Republican news papers should find so great consolation to tbeir spirits, wonnded over the ex posure of Belknap, in this "fall" of Mr. Pendleton we cannot exactly see Mr. P. is but a private citizen, though he has ranked high in political circles, and hi* aets can in no way affect tbe Democratic party. He is, it is true, a candidate for the Democratic nomina tion for President, but he hasn't re ceived it. And just here comes in a marked difference between the Repub licans and the Democrats, for whereas the former sustain the Ben. Bntlers, Credit Mobilier thieves, bribe taking Grants and Shepherds of their party, the Democrats oust, prosecute and ponish the Tweeds and others of like ilk whenever they discover them, whether ihey are Democrats or Bepnb cans. This, even their oppouenta themselves acknowledge ; for they say that Pendleton has shelved himself, so far aa hia chances for a nomination for the Presidency are concerned, aod they, doubtless, are correct. Tbe Democracy have seen enongh of official corruption in tbe Government during tbe pa«t seren years to cause them to reject any man, be he who he may, wbosq hands are soiled with evil doiog, and no mao who cannot come with unsullied char aoter, need apply for the position of standard bearer to the Democratic party in 1876. I [ComkoDlcsted.] f g AfBEA i I CroMinu rn Gulf Étrkam, % Fmrdary,», 1870T [CO&LODED FROM LAST Will.] The table, at breakfast, lunch and dinner groana with anbatanlials and delicaciea. At the former, abundance of tbe beat claret I ever tasted, is serv ed with tbe coffee, and at the other two meals, cakes of almost endless variety, cats and all kinds of tropical frnita, with whatever variety of wine, and spirituous and malt liquor you may call ■ is aa for. The passengers bave become nearly all acquainted with etch other, and conversation by. day an Bezique by lamp-light, with oçcaaional reading and writing, occupy tbe waking hours. An occasional sail, a few while gulls soaring in the air or quietly resting on the sea as complacently aa do any of their web-footed brethren, and a stray "diver" or bunch of sea birds, are the only objecta to be seen until we reach osite to Cape Henry. Ob ! how awfully sublime and majestic is the sea, and bow little seems man, who is, after all, in a sense, its lord and master. Away out here on its heaving bosom, I feel just like one would suppose the smallest and most insignificant of insects to feel, if sta tioned in tbe centre of an illimitable plain, with a bell-glass of infinite height impending over and circumscribing it. Sharks here abound, and their ugly, black dorsal fins are sticking up above the water in every direction, one big blue rascal is scudding away from the side of the ship, and I can hardly pre vail upon my senses to believe that his fin, which creates quite a commotion on the surface of the water, is not a wound ed dock striving to rise bat prevented by some submarine tether. Friday night, 25th, we go to bed at our usual hour, and the weather per mits ns to lay off coat and vest. At 3 o'clock next morning we are ■ roused up by a tempestuous sea, which advises us of our contiguity to Hatteras. For 300 mites we are subjected to its nauseating influence. The waves roll house-top high and the ship pitches and rolls and lurebes like a drunken man Most of the passengers are sea-sick and but few appear at table I asked tbe second officer bow far east this Çhary bdis-Seylla extended its horrid pulsa tions, and be replied—"All the way across " We are giving its treacher ous sands a wide berth of 60 or 70 miles. What a marine-burial-ground is this, worse thao "Horn" of our Eastern sea-board ! How many brave hearts and valuable cargoes bave suc cumbed to its stormy vengeance, sud have been covered by its soothing bil lows and shifting sands ! One terrible catastrophe, and me morable for its wholesale destruction during our late war, attests tbe popular apprehension of a closer acquaintance with this king of tbe capes, and bis watery dominions. Saturday 26th, the weather much warmer and we abed onr overcoats. We are sailing due south with the Gulf Stream, 12 miles to the eastward. Nothing unusual to-day; I have been much entertained by observ ing the occasional casting of the lead, the examination of tbe log and the tak ing of observations. Tbe lead is a' cylinder of lead about 3 feet long and 2 or 2 £.inohes in thickness, and weighs 50 lbs. The end to which the line is attached, is a little smaller than tbe other, the butt end being hollowed to carry tallow or soap, so that the char acter of the ground io aouudiogs may be known. Tbe log is a hollow brass cylinder, about 14 or 15 inches in length and a diameter of 2 or 2 | in ches At about oue-'foortb of its length from tbe end to wbieh the line is at tached, small strips of tbin brass plate, in shape of tbe half of the figure of a heirt drawn on paper, are fastened by tbe long edges to the outside of the cy linder, to the number of 4 or 5. The momentum of tbe ship and tbe resist ance of tbe water cause this cylinder to revolve and its revolutions move deli cate watch machinery in the interior of the tube and which records tbe speed on three little dials on the surface of the log, protected by glass. Sunday 27tb, tbe aun shone brightly and lovingly into our state-room win dow, calling us up at 8 o'clock. There has fallen since day-break tBe softest and moat gentle of Judo showers. The whole atmosphere is fresh and moist with sea-fragrance. The sea ia quiet and still aa an inland lake, excepting always its deep, hasvy pulmonic res piration, and tbe long rolling heave of its aostie pulsations. Tbe morning is supremely lovely for one at sea. Tbe sun is. more direct and its rays are too bot for comfort and safety. The whole spacious quarter deck is to-day covered by the sailors with awning, and a seat und er its grateful shade i s dreamy and suggestive of luxurious and indolent repose. Monday 28th, passed »be latitude of Savannah yesterday at noon To-dav we made Cape Florida light at 3 o'clock P. M. From this point down the coast of Florida and the many keys below its southern extremity, extends a series of iron light-bousss built on the very edge of the eoral reef, which underlies all these waters, and which, indeed, ia the substructure of one-half of tbe State of Florida, the hundreds of keys nr low islands and many, if not all, of the West India islands. Some of these lights are revolving and very bright, especially that at Jupiter inlet. The huge iron posts, four in number, seem to rise up out of the sea, and at a dis tance of fifteen or twènty 'feet from the water is a one-storied bonse also of iron, set in between the posts, in which the keepers live. After leaving tbe southernmost fast land, tbe view from the ship ia striking and picturesque The light houses aland from one to three miles oat in the water from the shore right on the very edge of the reef, the depth between them aDd the land varying from two to six feet This atreteb of coral reef gives to the water for 150 miles, a bright green color, so that you can distinguish with great ex actness, the line it makes with the deep, dark blue sea alongside Tuesday, 29th, /till following the line of light-bouaes. Tha aun is torrid, but tbe heat ia somewhat tempered by a delightful sea-breeze. We pass many of tbeae low aand^-keys, most of them to be clothed with stunted (be latitude we is a a appearing vegetable growth of various kinds.— Frequent inlets appear, sharks and por poises abound and eccasionally a huge green turtle paddles by. Two lines arm ed w ith enormous hooks fasfeu e d by thick copper wires four feet long are trolled from the stern and several large fish are caught, snob as Spanish mack er»l, King fish. Barracoutas, &c. attacks upon th» tin foil pilsfi iroirtd the hwki are not fretfent, bat wSan taken the fisfc gobble tWAm fiercely aad jatnp clear out Of the water. They weigh from 8 to 25 pounds. Two or three flying fish were seen to-day bat not near enough for me to describe them Sometimes we pass within mus ket shot of the light-houses and at Alligator light a small boat came along side and a mail was heaved overboard from the ship without slowing her speed. A board to which it was fast ened supported it from sinking until picked up Below this light there is a long stretch of perfectly white beach which is all solid coral and about a mile from this looms up the carcass of a large barque wrecked a few weeks si ice on these perilous seas. - Dozens of light draught vessels are sailing about over these reefs in every direction. They are wrecsers on the lookout for, and awaiting tbeir ptey. At 2 o'clock P. M we pass almost right under the iron frames supporting the last of the series of lights, the Sombrero, and our ship steers directly south for the island of Cuba, in tbe neighborhood of Matan zas, across tbe Gulf Steam, distance 90 miles. We shall reach land about mid night and slowly steam the 40 miles west to IlavaDa. As no foreign vessel is allowed to enter the harbor after 6 P. M , nor before 8 A. M , we shall bave the city io view by early daylight if not before. So we shall have one night more upon tbe water, making iD all the time since leaving New York, 5 days and 6 nights, or about 130 hours. We propose to remain in Cuba until the City of Mexico arrives from l ew York, sailing to-day, on whom we bave friends from Philadelphia. Two or three of onr passengers tell me they have made the trip, some eighty,others a hundred, times in the last twenty years, but that they never experienced one so uniformly pleasant and delight ful as this They are Boston and New York merchants having branch booses in the various cities on tbe island.— There is a young Spanish official on board, bringing bis new made bride from Madrid, via Paris, London, Liver pool and New York, to bis island home Neither can speak or understand a word of English, but they Are polite and ex ceedingly well-bred. At the risk of making my letter tiresome and long. I will here give you the various dis tances from point to paint, taken from tbe Government surveys : Direct from New York to Havana, inside Gulf Stream, 1239 miles. Direct from Havana to New York, by way of Gulf Stream. 1210 miles. Direct from Barnegat light to Hatteras light, 278 miles. Id detail—by light houses :— New York to Sandy Hook 20 miles ; to Barnegat 40, to Cspe May 65, to Cape Henry 135, to Hatteras 110, to Look out 65, to Frying Pan Shoals 85. to Csrsnarval 347. to Jupiter 93. to Hills boro 41. Cape Florida, 34, toCarysfort 30, to Alligator 35. S >mbrero 31, to Havana 144—total 1255 miles. And now I mast close this already too extended tetter, and when I shall have done tbe "Gem of the Antilles" and reimbarked for Yucatan and the " Halls of the Montezumas," I will write you aeain The B F. C. HARRIED. Townsend—Cabtlett. —On March 2, at the residence of the bride's parents, Sansaba. Texas, by the Rev. .William Pierce, Albert Oartlett to Mary, F. Townsend, daughter of John T. Townsend, formerly of Odessa, Del. [Delaware papers please copy. Hem ^dücrtiscmcnta. MIDDLETOWN ACADEMY. The Third Term of the Scholastic year will commence on MONDAY. April 3d, continuing twelve weeks. Rates for intermediate and higher deportment, ns heretofore. The PRI MARY DEPARTMENT will be taught by Mrs. Stevens, at $6.00 per term. No one re ceived for a time less than the expiration ot the term. Payment each oae-half term, in T. SUMNER STEVENS, • Principal. advance. Marl 8-2 w ELECTION NOTICE. The annual Election for Seven Directors of the Middletown Hall Co., to serve the ensuing year, will bè held in the Town Hall, on MON DAY, the 20lh .of March, between the hours of 1 and 2 o'clock, P M. SAMUEL PENINGTON, Secretary. CLOVER SEED. 12 to 15 bushels of PRIME CLOVER SEED far sale, at $10.00 per bushel Cash JAS. M. VANDEGRIFT, McDonough, Del. Marl8-3w LOST! A GOLD SLEEVE BUTTON with chaste ground initial "N," somewhere in Middle town or Odessa. The finder will be suitably rewarded by returning it to J. V. NAUDAIN, - Odessa, Del. WANTED, Immediately, a MAN and WIFE (white.) The man to work' on a Farm, the woman ta take charge of. bouse, poultry and butter. Must bring good recommendation. Apply by letter to WM. D. BRADFORD, Middletown, Del. FOR RENT, A DWELLING, CARRIAGE HOUSE AND STABLE on Lake street. Possession on tbe 25 th of March next. Apply to J. H. SCOWDRICK, Middletown, Del. mar 18 PUBLIC SALE. The subscriber, intending to discontinue farming, will sell at Public Sale, at his resi dence near Middletoffn, ou THURSDAY, March 23rd, 1876. at 10 o'clock, A M., sharp, his entire stock and farming utensils, as follows : 11 Head of Horses, MULES AND COLTS, Consisting in part of, 1 Mare with foal, 1 Colt, 3 years old ; 1 Colt, 2 years old ; 1 one year old, and 2 PAIR GOOD MULES, 1 Full-Blooded Durham BULL, 3 years old, 7 good MILCH COW8, 1 BOAR, Jersey Red, fifteen months old. FARMING UTENSILS. 1 Family Carriage, with double and single Harness, 'i Farm Wagons, 2 Peach Beds with springs, 1 Orchard Wagon with, two sets of wheels and two bodies, 1 Hamilton Grain and Phosphate Drill, 1 Coro Sheller. 1 Penning ton Reaper, 1 Ox-cart, 1 Farm Bell, 1 Grain Fan, Wagon Harness, Plow Gears, Collars, Bridles, Hedge and Corn Knives, Tree Trim mers, 1, 2 aud 3-horse Trees, Saddle and Bridle, Shovels, Forks, Hoes, Ac. 1 FRUIT DRYER, Zimmerman's Patent, 1 JUNES' PATENT PEACH ASSORTER. Lot of Bacon by tbe pound 42 Acres of Wheat in the ground. Terms made known on day of sale. AMOS W. LYNCH. S. M. Esos. And. or at her a on P. of 90 6 iD 5 or of of to k r\ GRAND ? OF Vocal and Instrumental Music, IN THE NEW HALL AT ODESSA, Thursday & Friday Evening«, March 33d fc 34th, 18t6. The entertainment will consist of OPERATIC AND NIXED CHORUSES, QUARTETTS, DUETTS, SOLOS, 4«. by a number of ladies and gentlemen of Odessa and vicinity, who have kindly con sented to appear on this occasion and the ODESSA SOCIAL 0BCHESTBA will also be present to perform some of their best selections. Immediately after the Con cert on each evening a SUPPER WILL BE SERVED by the ladies in the basement of the Hall in restaurant style, where mav be had OY8 TERS. CHICKEN SALAD, ICE CREAM, CAKE, Ac., at reasonable prices. ADMISSION 25 CENTS. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Concert to com mence at 7:45. Proceeds for the benefit of the Hall. By order of the Managers. LINDLEY & KEMP, —DEALERS III— Agricultural Implements, FOREIGN A DOMESTIC HARDWARE, IN FOARD t COMEGYS' WAREHOUSE, Mlddletowa, Del. AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT Heckendorn, Wiley, Moorr, Concave and Farmer's Friend PLOWS ; Plow Castings, Grindstones, Pumps, Scales, Corn Shelters. Churns, Shovels, Forks, Spades, Hoes and Rakes. HARDWARE DEPARTMENT. Iron and Steel, Horse and Mule Shoes, Horse Nails, Blacksmith Supplies, Chain Traces, Harnes. Trowels, Nails, Spikes, Locks, Hinges, Bolts. Files, Chisels, Levels, Planes, BeveM, Wrenches, Picks, Mattocks, Hubs, Rims, Spokes, Shafts, Long and Short Arms, Clips, Springs, Enameled Cloth, Gum Canvass, sc. A complete stock of TOOLS and Supplies for Carpenters, Builders, Masons, Sadlers, Shoemakers and others, with many House furnishing articles. We invite the public to call and examine our prices. /»•No trouble to show goods, [mar 18 STATEMENT SHOWING THE CONDITION OF THE Farmville Insurance and Banking Company,. > OF FARM TILLE, TA. ASSETS. Dec 31, 1875. Loans on bond and mortgage [duly re corded nod being first liens,].$132,279 43 Account of storks and bonds of the United Slates, and of this and other Siaies,a!so all olher stocks and bonds, absolutely owned by the' Com pany [market value] $46,000 00 Stocks, bonds and all other securities, [ex cept mortgages] hy pothecated to the Company as collater al security for cash actually loaned by the Company. '. Interest due and ac crued on stocks and other securities. 7,675 05 Cash in Company's * principal office and belonging to the Company, deposited in hank. 26,896 50 Premiums unpaid. 15,169 61 All other assets, [de tailed in statement,] 1,435 42 Total Assets. at of ot in 18,260*38 of $250,716 39 LIABILITIES. Losses unpaid,- [in cluding those resist ed]. Reserve, as required by law. All other claims. ....$ 7,386 00 26 777 00 16,565 96 49.729 05 Total Liabilities.... Surplus as regards policyholder» . Capital stock paid up$200,000 00 Surplns as regards itoelcholdera .. $200,987 34 987 34 87.654 05 Total expenditures'.... 70,204 21 J. H. Mottliv, Secretary. Amount of Insurance written in 1875. Total Income WM.D RICK, President. $4.068.294 56 io t his C o mpa ny, apply in person or by letter to JAMES H. MYERS, Gen'l Affent, DELAWARE CITY, DEL. ta Published in compliance with the Imurancc Law of the State of Delaware, of March 23rd, [mar 18 1875. STATEMENT OF THE CONDITION OF THE Maryland Fire Insurance Company or Baltimore, Md. January 1st, 1876. ASSETS. $115,869 34 21,452 00 2,000 00 15,000 00 9,650 00 5,087 50 Loans secured by collaterals.10,000 00 925 00 1,793 98 5,085 30 Real estate in fee, cost. Balt. A Ohio R. R. stock, market vaine . Mer. A Mech. Building.and Loan Co. stock,. Virginia Reg. Coupon Consols, market value..... Mar. & Cin. R. R. second mort gage bonds, market value. Northern Central Railway gold bonds, market value. 1 Interest and rents due and accrued Net premiums unpaid. Cash on hand and in bank. ,„$■.87,273 12 Total Assets. LIABILITIES. .$ 500 00 500 00 . 18J309 70 7 Losses unpaid. Dividends unpaid.... Re-insurance reserve. of of $20 809 70 Total Liabilities... * Surplus as regards policyholders $166 463 42 Capital Stock paid up.$100,0o0 00 Surplus as regards stockholders $66.463 42 John M. Bzck, Secretary. For insurance or an agency in this Compa ny, apply in person or by letter to JAMES H. MYERS, Gen'l Agent, DELAWARE CITY, DEL. diiince with the Ineuranee \etaware, of March 23rd, [mar 18 JOS. K. MILNOR. President. Published in coti Law of the State of 1«T5. Jfcuj gdeertiaenunte. PUBLIC SALE. V The subscriber will sell at Public Sale on WEDNESDAY, March 22d, 1876, At his farm near Newark, Del., the following personal property : d4g5 HORSES As follows : George, 8 years old : will do anything a horse should do except lead ; Ben, 7 years old, will do anything he has a mind to do; Bill, a brown horse, 10 years old, works well anywhere except lead, is a good driver, gentle And quiet; Bay Mare, with foal to Muslama ; 1 Stallion, Muslama, coming 8 years old, pedigree given on the day of sale. Six Yoke of Western New York State of Oxen, !» in Thoroughly broken and well matched, from 4 to 5 years old, live weight from 2100 to 3800 lbs. These Oxen are well worthy the attention of any one who needs a yoke of cat tle, as there is no humbug about them Ten head of FEEDING CATTLE with feed, will he ready to sell, in sixty days' time from day of sale, as fat cgttle, average live weight 1000 lbs. 6 COWS, all fresh by the day of sale. 2 BULLS, two years old this summer. 88 HEAD OF LEICESTER AND SHROPSHIRE EWES, Crossed with Cotswold. These Ewes have been taken care of thPpast winter and are lambing all right now ; will he sold in lots of 15 to 20. There is no disease of any kind Hbout them whatever. There are 2 South down Bucks. .One litter of Berkshire Pigs, 5 weeks old. 1 Threshing Machine, Casho A Co's make, has threshed hat two crops; 1 Wheat Drill, Hamilton's patent Phosphate Attachment, in good order, has been used but 2 years ; 1 Horse and Harness, 1 Reaper and Mower com bined, Russell make; 1 Farm Wagon, 1 Mar ket Wagoa, 1 Mill Wagon, 1 Hay Bed, 1 Cora Shelter, 1 set Stage Harness, 1 set Double Harness, Bridles, Ac.., Ac. Sale will oe peremptory. Everything put io the auctioneer's bands will be sold and no under-bidding. All purchasers from a greater distance than ten miles, can have th'e stock delivered on the road one-half the distance when satisfactory settlements are made. /»•TERMS AT SALE. Sale to commence at 1 o'clock, P. M., JOHN A. REYNOLDS, Jr. SHARP. FOR PHILADELPHIA. SPRING ARRANGEMENTS. On and'after Monday, March 20, 1876, Steamer MAJOR REYBOLD , Capt. W. Eugene Reybold, Will leave Salem. N. J., every day (Sundays excepted) at 7 a. m Touching each way at DELAWARE CITY, NEW CASTLE, PENNSGROVE, and CHESTER. Returning leave Arch Street Wharf at 2 p. m. Stages for St Georges, McDonough, and Odessa, Del., Sharpstown, Woodstown, and Allowaystown, N. J., connect with Steamers. FREIGHT AT LOW RATES. AH lost goods must be reported to the Captain within three days. PUBLIC SALE. I will sell at HARE'S CORNER, on MONDAY, MARCH 20th, 1876, at 1 oclock P. M.. the remainder of my stock and household effects, viz : THREE PAIR WELL-BROKEN ZMZTTXjES: 7 Yoke of Superior Down-Country OXEN, 1 odd do., 2 BULLS, coming 2 years old. one a Durham, the other a Devon ; 1 FAT COW, which will be sold for CASH. 3 COWS; 3 HEIFERS. 1 Germantown Carriage, I two-seat Rock away, 1 falling-top Rocknway, 2 sets of single Harness,'2 sets of double Harness, 1 set of heavy Express Harness, a lot of Chain, Plow Gears, Bridles, Collars, Lines. Ac , 1 Carriage Pole, 1 large Ox Cart, 1 Wheelbarrow, 1 Eodless Chain Threshing Machine 1 Horse Power, 1 Balance Beam Drawing 500 lbs. HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS. Consisting of Bedsteads, Bureaus, Wash Stand, Mattresses, Pillows, Bolsters, Wash Bowls, Pitchers, Looking Glasses, Chairs, Tables, Stores, Carpets, Matting. Oil Cloth, Ac. 2 Patent Swiugs, Pickled Perk, Oals by tbe bushel, Corn on tbe ear. Twenty Acres of Wheat in the ground. 1000 Head of Cabbage. TERMS. All sums of $30 and nnder Cash, all over that amount a credit of seven months will be given, the purchaser giving a bankable note with an approved endorser. J ^R*No postponement on account of the weather. B. C. PEARCE. L. W. Stidham A Son, Auct. Mar 11—ts TRUSTEE'S SALE. By virtue of ^decree of the Circuit Court for Cecil county, in Equity, passed in Cause No. 517. Chancery Docket No 3. Ihe undersigned, as Trustee, will expose at Public Sale, at the Court House door, in Elklon. Maryland, on TUESDAY, MARCH 28th, 1876, AT 12 O'CLOCK M. ILL TEAT VALUABLE FARM, in Sassafras Neck, iD the First Election Dis trict, of Cecil county, containing 240 Acres of Land, more or less, which was conveyed to George Reynolds by deed from R. C. Mackall and John H. Jamar, recorded.among the land re cords of Cecil county aforesaid, in Liber D. S., No. 6, folio 532. Ac. This farm is improved by a LARGE FRAME DWELLING HOUSE, two stories and an attic high, an containing six large rooms ; a BARN aod Stable, nearly new, and ample for the farm, together with olher ont-buildings, all in good repair. The farm is in a good neighborhood, conve nient to steamboat landing, schools, churches aDd stores. The land is in excellent condi tion and of prime natural quality. The fenc ing is also good. TERMS.—The terms of sale, as prescribed by tbe decree, are : Ooe-half of Ihe purchase money to be paid in cash on tbe day of sale ; one-half of the residue, with interest on the whole residue, payable in one year from lhe_ day of-sale; and Ihe remaining half, with in terest, payable in two years from the day of sale. The deferred payments to be secured by the note or bond of the purchaser, with secur ity to be approved by the Trustee. /»•Cost of deed to he paid by the pur chaser. Mar 11—ts flffilt G. W.CRUIKSHANK, Trustee MUTUAL LOAN ASSOCIATION. The subscription book for the sale of the FOURTH SERIES of tbe stock of the Association is now open. Besides being a safe and profitable investment it enables its members to purchase for them selves homes with money they would other wise pay for rent. Application can be made to the Secretary at any time, who will be pleased to give aoy information desired. Th e An n ual M e eting of th e Associatio n for the election of officers will be held Tcksday, March 21, at 7 o'clock. feb 26-tm A.G. COX, Seere'ary. w w : £* ftÉGÉTBVS* REGISTER' S'OHlSibE, r< New Castle County, March 3rd, 1875 Upon the application of JAMES B. CLARK SON, Administrator of FRANK W. LYNCH, 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 granting of Letters of Administration upon the Estate of the de ceased, with the date of gran'ing thereof, by causing advertisements to be posted within forty days from tbe date of such Letters, in six of the most public places of the County of New Castle, requiring all persons having de mands against the Estate to present the same or abide an Art of Assembly in such case made and provided ; and nlso cause the same to he inserted within the same period in the Middletown Transcript, a newspaper pub lished in Middletown, and to be continued therein two months. Given under the hand and Seal of , « Office of the Register aforesaid, at < L S > New Castle Couoty aforesaid, tbe ' '-V-' ' day and rear above written. , S. C BIGGS, Register. NOTICE. All persons having claims against the Es tate of the deceased must, present the same, duly attested, to the Administrator oh or be fore March 3rd, 1877, or abide the Act of As sembly in such rase made and provided. J. B. CLARKSON, Administrator. Address—Middletown, Del. Mar 11—2m 'm j TELL TOM FRIENDS THEY CAN BUY BOOTS, SHOES, Hats and Caps, AT FACTORY PRICES I —AT K. n. a W. T. JOHNSON'S — I» — Middletown and Smyrna. We mast close' this stock to make room for goods exclusively of our own manufacture. This > class of goods will never be of fered so low again. Come and be Convinced. THE THOROUGH-BRED HOHNE, LEO A TEE, By Lexington, Dam Levity bj Imported Traatee. The services of this very superior thorough bred race horBe are offered to the public in the vicinity of Odessa, Del., and Warwick, Maryland. The Turf, Field and Farm says : " not a better bred horse in America." Persons having use for Legatee will please notify feb 25—tf There it GEO. W. LOCKWOOD, Warwick, Md. political tffards. FOR SHERIFF Of Nsw Castle County, BENJAMIN MORRIS, Subject to the decision of the Demo cratic Partv. feb 26-tn* . FOR SHERIFF, ROBERT O. JUSTIS, Ot Hill Creek Hn4reS. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Feb. 12-tn FOR SHERIFF, JOHN PYLE, Ot Christiana Hundred. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Feb. 12-tn FOR SHERIFF, 1876. 1876. JOHN W. WHITEMAN, Of White Clay Creek Handrad. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party. Feb. 12-tn* FOR SHERIFF, HENRY M. BARLOW. Of Brandywine Handrad. Subject to the decision of tbe Democratic Party of New Castle County.' Jan 28—tn FOR SHERIFF, GEORGE C. WARD, Of Wilmington Hundred. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party. Jan 29—tn FOR CORONER, EDWARD H. FOSTER, Of Wilmington Hundred. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Feb 19—tn. FOR CORONER, LEWIS C. SPRINGER, Or Wilmington Hundred. Subject to the decision of tbe Democratic . Party. Jan 29—tn FOR CORONER, DAVID C. ROSE,. of Appoqulnlmlnk Hundred. Subject to the decision of the Democratic Party of New Castle County. Feb. 5—tn pOR CORONER. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the nomination of CORONER, subject to the de cision of the Democratic Party of New Castle Connty.--- Wilmington, Del. HENRY S. TRUITT. fe5-tn I * \ m m « THE BEST GOODS For the Least Money ! . —AT THE— Finira M for BARGAINS ! GRAND WINTER OIPIEINTIN'Q-! ELIASQN BROS. Middletown, Del. Having concluded that large sales and quick returns »'ill not only pay better than having the goods lay on the shelves, bot enable ns to constantly show a greater variety, we have marked ail onr Goods Down to a very low figure. We have now in stock, and are prepared to show the inhabitants ol ibis town and vicinity a magnificent line of Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, Ready-made Clothing, Hats, Caps. Boots, Shoes, Notions, eto., etc. EVERY ARTICLE NEW. Yonr patronage is solicited, and you will fce dealt with right. Money may be scarce with yon, but remem ber that onr prices will be in proportion to your purse ;' and if yon hare tbe money to spend and want our goods, do not fail to see ns soon. We adhere strictly to "Popular Prices,'' and tbe popular verdict on onr prices is that no goods of the same style and work manship can be bought anywhere else for the same money. WE HAVE WITH CB W. GEO. MABREY. Jan 8-lf 1776 CENTENNIAL. 1876 POPULAR CORNER. Dry Goods and Groceries. Just received, and opening weekly, Novelties in Ladies' Dress Goods at a much less price than ever sold here. Erench and Amer ican Cloths and Cassimeres for men's and boys' wear, very low. 200 pieces of new and choice styles of Prints—5 to 8c. The best makes of bleached and brown Mus lins at prices 25 per cent lower than they were early in tbe sea son. Table Linens, Flan nels, etc., kept constantly on hand, lower than -tbe lowest. Hosiery, Gloves,.Ties. Handker chiefs, Trimmings and Edgings, generally, in GREAT VARIETY. The Grocery Department is com plete with all the fresh Groceries gen erally kept in a first-lcass country . store. A|maay tmr Mi liable Pattern» of Fash torn. ». Denrareat'a re» G-.W. W. NAUDAIN, — Middlet o wn , Pel . ASSISTED BY S. J. TOLSON. H. G. RILEY, Dec 4-1 y AND TO THE PUBLIC. Tbe subscriber would call the attention of the public to his LARUE AND WELL-SELECTED STOCK of • GOODS, Consisting in part of DRY ROODS, NOTIONS, CROCK BXB 8 » BOOTS AND SHOES, Hats, Hardware, Queensware, Wood and Willow Ware, Earthen and Stone Ware. FISH, HEATS, Ac.,. Ac. And everything usually kept iD a First Class Country Store I All ef which have been selected with care, and will be SOLD AT PRICES IN ACCORD ANCE WITH THE TIMES. Give us a call before purchasing elsewhere No Charge for Showing Goods. Charles Tatman Jr. MIDDLETOWN; DEL. ~ Jan 1, 1876—tf êoûda and êrocerifs. GAINS! BARGAINS I Stock and We are going over We are going i over 4wr Stock ana our , n ri tj fit Z.QJ I xJ C MABKINO Ko ' ; t -; EVERYTHING EVERYTHING i DOWH! TO THE VERY LOWEST PRICE TO THE VERY LOWEST PRICE To meet tbe recent decline in good* To give you some idea of the prices we are selling nt FOR CASH! FOR CASH! • WE OFFER FINE AND HEAVY WE ÔFFER FINE AND HEAVY UNBLEACHED 7-8 MUSLIN At 6}, 7 and 8 cts. per Yard. A SPLENDID YARD WIDE A SPLENDID YARD WIDE UNBLEACHED MUSLIN At 9 cent«, THE BEST AND HEAVIEST THE BEST AND HEAVIEST •: . (/ yiMA ,Or : /Iffifi __ 4-4 UNBLEACHED MUSLIN G ?1 In tbe market, and a good 40 inch In the market, aad a good 40 inch UNBLEACHED MUSLIN At 10 Gents. x'O ; fc àr± o.a.:£jïco:ê3s, Warranted Fast Colors, Warranted Fast Colors. ilfif ■. ' ■ ■ ' ■ At 61, 7 and 8 Gents. > i till At 12 cts. per Yard. 1/ ij : ALL THE BEST ALL THE BEST MAKES OF i J ( OF B&BA61BB MB8&XSB • Selling off at Selling off at 10,11,12,124,13, lSMadlA eti. ' FIR TARO. MM TARO. rr V » DRESS GOODS, CLOTHS AND CASSIMERES AT CQ8T AND BELOW COST. AT COST AMD BELOW U)8T. ! READY-MADE CLOTHING SELLING AT A SELLING AT A GREAT SACRIFICE TO CLOSE OUT BY SPRING. TO CLOSE OUT BY SPRING. Now is the time FOB HOUSEKEEPERS TO MAKE THEIR TO MARE THEIR y , spring purchases. AS THERE WILL BM> AS TBERE WILL BE AN ADVANCE In certain linn of goods In certain line* of goods 71 BEFORE THIRTY DAYS. S. M. BBYHUn g,, Jan. 22d, WT«.