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LOCAL AND STATE AFFAIRS, Appointaient off Notary. John A. Reynolds, Esq., of this town, was appointed Notary Public, by Governor Coch ran, on Monday. Term, seven years. Services at St. Angnstlne. Divine service will (D. V.) be administered in the P. E. Church, St Augustine, Md., on to-morrow (Sunday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock, by Rev. Mr. Skinner, of Elkton. Sadden Death. Mrs. Ruth F. Enos, wife of Samuel M. Enos, of Odessa, died very suddenly at her residence in tbat town, on Monday night, of hemorrhage of the longs. She had been in poor health for several weeks. Catting AflTalr. In a melee, in Wilmington, on Sunday af ternoon, a man named Butcher was stabbed and pretty badly cut by another man named Preston Rash. Whisky was the trouble, and Rash is in jail. The M. E. Chnreh. The pulpit of the M. E. Church, in this town, during the absence of Rev. Dr. Matl^k, the pastor, in attendance upon Conference, which commences its session at Baltimore next Monday, and which will pro bably continue some four weeks or more, will he supplied by neighboring ministers so that all the services will be continued as usual. Ended In a Host. O'Brien's circus, or rather the concert after the circus, did not altogether suit the rough element of it* Wilmington audience, and they rushed upon the stage, drove off the actors, and broke up tbe performance. One circus wagon was upset in the row and one man got his head cut and a peanut stand was demol ished. That was all the barm done. op as as the General Ran Away. / It is reported that Dick Harrington, lately chief contributor to the editorial department of the Dover Senlind, has left the country for his own, as well as his country's good. Will not. some other of the scalawag politicians of Delaware follow his example in this respect ? It would be the most patriotic service they likely to render their country.— are ever Milford Setcs. A Sussex Delegation. Ilis Excellency the Governor was waited upon, on Thursday, by four gentlemen from Sussex county, two of whom were willing (and anxious) to serve the State in the capac ity of Inspector of Weights and Measures for that county. Tbe others came as friends of tbe applicants. "Strong delegations" of the friends of one or more of the numerous can didates for the office of Recorder of Deeds, which becomes vacant on the 15th of next month, are promised (or threatened) in short time. a Bold Robbery. On Monday afternoon, bs Mr. James Porter, of Stanton, was driving up Madison street, near Second, in Wilmington, on his way to O'Brien's circus, bis horse was seized and stopped by a conple of men, who then sprang into his wagon, and while one held his arms the other deprived him of his watch, a vain able one, and then they both hastily de camped, one taking the direction toward tbe poor bouse and the other toward Hedgerilie. Mr. Stanton did not know the parties,nor did he give a chase after them. This was cer tainly a boid highway robbery.— Herald. Hydrophobia. Some time ago we told of some pigs belong ing to Mr. James Kanely, of the Levels, which had gone mad after having been bitten by a rabid dog. At the time it was feared that more of Mr. K's stock had be.m bitten, and Wednesday last a cow showed unmistake able signs of hydrophobia and had to be killed. Her behavior was very singular. She i< on frothed at the mouth : kept up a constant lowing ; would strike her horns violently in the ground, ran at any animal or person who went near her, nntil within a few feet of them, when she would suddenly stop ; her red and wild and were much eyes grew swollen, and she seemed to suffer mnch pain. Mr. B. F. Kanely ended her troubles by shooting her in the head with a revolver. R. a a Blue Saturday. If this day week could not properly be called a "Black Friday" it might justly be styled a "Blue Saturday.' the cold weather of the previous Wednesday night had just begun to be known and as the growers came in from their orchards the of the frosts were detailed and great The effects of ravages injury to the fruits reported. For a long time, in fact almost all day, tbe prevailing topic of conversation was "Peaches." Wher ever two or more men were seen gathered together it was safe enough to guess that they discussing the Peach Prospect. For two three years past the peach crop has been, financially, almost a total failure and as it is, in too many instances, the chief dependence of farmers, the brilliant prospect held ont last Saturday of the destruction of tbe fruit and another failure, this year, was enough to fpnm* depression of feeling and to make Tbe damage wen or look, and feel "blue.' by the frost and cold of Wednesday In some men done night of last week was very serious, orchards the buds were almost all killed, and one grower who has an orchard of upwards of 7000 trees near town it is said by persons who have made thorough "investigation" will bave scarcely a basket of peaches on all In some cases one part of an bis trees. orchard will be badly hurt, while in another there are plenty left, orchard no material damage will be perceived while in another, in the same vicinity, scare 1y any buds remain uninjured. There is, however a good "sprinkling" left yet and if mo more damage is done a small crop may be learn from Sometimes in one gathered. From what examination and hearsay, younger have suffered much more severely we can trees seem to lhan older ones, and the yellow varieties are than the white, except in the case hurt more of the smock which still holds its own pretty From present prospects European well. »hipment* will not be very heavy. ; Middletown and Vicinity Item*. . ..... . . . A new string band has been organized in Middletown under the leadership of C. E. Foster. Mr. George Pr.ce ts teacher. The Town Commissioners have signified their intention to improve the cells under the Town Hall for tbesummercampaign eftramps. A visit to the Fair Grounds last week showed that the buildings were in excellent condition. The track is washed a little in some sections,but presents a good appearance, Walter J. Griffith, of Sassafras Neck, Md., has sold his Kentucky mare "Kate" to Geo. Millington, of New Castle, for $650. The mare is a good one and shows signs of mak ing a good trotter. Bethesda M. E. Church of this town is to be re-painted and re-papered during the summer months. We understand that the proposed lengthening and erection of a cupola in the rear of the church will be postposed until Rice* Co., of Middletown, have recently put up a horse power in the of their store for the purpose of runuing their large ice cream freezer. The firm's present capacity will enable them to meet all demands upon them for ice cream this season. S. R. Stephens * Co. have hoisted a large "flag of all nations" in the front of their store and have a good display of smaller flags. Charles Tatman has his store decorated nicely, as does also G. W. W. Naudain and Eliason Bros. We believe all of them intend making a grand display when the Centennial Exhibition opens. A "Social Club" has been organized in Middletown, and has its room over J. B. Clarkson's office on Main street. The Club is run by stockholders, and members are taken in on the payment of the fixed admis sion fee. A billiard table, chess and chequer boards afford games for amusements. It is a deplorable fact, however, that this "Social Club" was permitted to purchase the Middle town Library and move it to their rooms. Of course, all the Club members have access to the library, but nearly all of the old mem bers bave no connection with the Club. nr OCR LOCAL REPORTEE. of A Flag off Flags. S. R. Stephens, Esq., has run out a flag iu front of his store which he styles a "Centen nial Flag," but which, might more appro priately be called an "E. Pluribus Unnm" flag, for it is certainly one made of many , being composed of a number of little calico flags re presenting ail nations. Sale off Odessa Bank Stock. At the Executors' Sale to close tbe estate of Jacob Shallcross, of Philadelphia, deceased, last wesk, twenty shares of the capital stock of the New Castle County National Bank of Odessa were sold to Jonathan K. Williams, of this Hundred, for $70.75, being $20.75 per share over the par value of the stock. A Defaulter. Dr. W. D. Nolen, for some years past Col lector of United States Revenue at Wilming ton, is charged with being a defaulter to the amount of $5,000. The charge is made by a special treasury agent to the effect tbat in 1872 a wrecked vessel was taken to Lewes and tbe salvors were paid their proportion of tbe reward allowed in such cases, but that Nolen forgot to pay over to tbe government its share, and allowed it to remain in his own private pocket. The defanlting collector bas been removed, pending an investigation of the matter, and Lewis Thompson appointed in his place. This is bnt one more added to the list of loyal office-holder "irregularities." 'Tis hoped and believed tbat Mr. Thompson will be man enough to withstand the "temp tations that will beset him," and sustain his hitherto unqnestioned character for honesty and fair dealing. He will doubtless make an efficient and creditable officer, but like Bris tow he may prove a thorn in the flesh of those who have appointed him, as honesty is usually agreat biuderance in their"progress." Silver Disbursement. As announced in last week's Transcript, Mr. S. M. Reynolds began the disbursement of silver coin, as change, on Saturday morn ing. As a result of his enterprise he had a "big run" of cash customers all day. Some calls for the good old Democratic hard money were made before breakfast, and when it be came known tbat he meant what he said aDd was actually making all change in silver, buyers flocked in on him, auxious to see,once more the money of their childhood. In some few cases tbe parties had not seen tbe Trans cript and did not know of the "resumption," and when tbe silver was paid out to them they could scarcely "believe their own eyes." One darkey woman looked at it shook her head, and refused to take it, thinking, as she said, that tbe clerk was only showing it to her; but when told to take it, she exclaimed: Well, did I eher 'sped to lib to see dis day. Dey used to hab dat kind of money when I was a little bit ob child." Mr. R. still keeps op tbe resumption, and gets more coin as fast as it is needed. He intends to keep it going as long as possible. People have hardly got sufficiently well acquainted with it to use it freely and will probably hold it back for awhile, but they will use it after a few days, when the novelty wears off. a i< Church Weddings. The lady portion of Middletown's popula tion was made happy this week, by two more church weddings. The first was that of Mr. R. L. Price and Miss Marion Hum in the Methodist church on Tnesday afternoon, by Rev. Dr. Matlack. Miss Hurn being the leader of the choir and a great favorite in the M. E. Church, and having a large circle of friends "outside;" the church was filled to overflow ing with spectators and well wishers ou the occasion of her wedding. The church had been tastefully trimmed and presented quite a cheerful appearance. The bride and groom were sensibly attired in travelling dress and at tbe end of tbe ceremony took the cars for a short bridal trip previous to settling down to tbe routine of married life. Mr. Samuel Price and Miss Mary Price, brother and sis ter of the groom, acted as groomsman and bridesmaid. Thursday afternoon Capt. W. E. Appleton and Miss Carrie West were married in the Presbyterian church, the ceremony being per formed by Rev. Dr. Patton, the pastor.— This church had also been beautifully ■ trimmed and looked very pretty in its dress of evergreens and flowers. An arch trimmed with evergreens, having a large bell dressed with blossoms from frnit trees suspended from the centre, stood in front of the pnlpit, rather where the pnlpit, which had been removed, usually stands, and the platform covered with flowers, two pretty little or was white terra cotta figures of boys with baskets of growing flowers upon their beads adding greatly to tbe beauty of the decorations. A wedding march was played on the organ as tbe captain and his lovely bride passed up the aisle, unaccompanied by other attendants than the ushers, and took their position be neath the above mentioned arch where Dr. Patton joined them in that union which the laws of God and the thnrch require shall be lasting as life. Within two weeks Middletown has had three church weddings, one in each chnrcb, so that none of the clergymen have been slighted. Wanderings of "Alexis. h ; Correspondence of the "Transcript.'' j Chesapeake Crrr, Md., April 27, '76. in , , . . I arrived in Chesapeake City last Sunday j ^ fonnd ^ of its inbabitaot8 attending ^ ^ dero(ions notwithstanding lbe ]awIe83ness tbat was vi8 j ble among the many baJ cbaracters tbat iDfest tbe town. At tbe wbarve s, ready to be "locked in," ] ay a i arge number of boats, among them ten or twelve loaded with oysters, which were to be planted in Delaware bay. The transfer of these bivalves is not so heavy this season as last. One old sea captain said that he saw 80,000 bushels shipped through the Chesa peake & Delaware Canal last year where 20, 000 was being shipped this year. The differ once was not accounted for. Busine39 dnrin « the 8 P rin K has beeD sorae * " bat improved by the unusual large amount ° f ,raTeI lhrou 8 h ,he cana1 ' Boa,me " bn * *"»"ily iB Chesapeake, and support five or sil 8 ood atorcs . with the ald of ,own pUr ' chasers. Captain F. Layman, of the Bayard House ^ ig agitated 0Ter tbe law recently en acted by tfce Mary]and Leg i 8 ] at nre which ukefl from hote , g a „ gameg and pIayg u8ed for holel ama sements Even billiards and bagateUe applicationB mu8t be „commended by twe lve freeholders before tbe game is legal or j be |j C ense granted. The captain keeps a goo d hotel in spite of all disadvantages, Bnt j muit not dwell on Chesapeake news, f or j am reminded that a live editor is ap proacb i ng town and intends starling the "Chesapeake Independent" newspaper in a gbolt ,i mei an( | w jH dispense the news to all people thereafter. Indeed, the printing office ig partly erected, and we are further informed tbat the editor, Mr. Winfield Way, is now running a job office in Port Hermon, seven miles below here. The town people look upon the enterprise as an established and universal benefit, and give it their support in its infancy. Mr. Way is in part a newspaper man, he having written a great deal for the Cecil Democrat aud lately for the New York Herald. It is my sincere wish tbat he may meet with untold success in Chesapeake City, and fulfill the dreams of its progressive in habitants. Peaches, these talk-originators, have not been exposed to the torture of a thousand tongues yet, although opinions as to their safety have been given by some. From what I conld learn, no serious damage was done by tbe frost of Friday night, and of conrse this result is ever welcome to froit growers. Chesapeake threw off her lethargy a year or so ago, and commenced tbe erection of some fine residences, which*, since their com pletion, show off the town to an advantage. Narrow streets are to be regretted, however. Alixib. 1. O. O. F. Hall Dedication. St. Gioeoes, Del., April 26. Hearing tbat this town was to be taken by a band of Odd Fellows to-day, I drove over and approached in a cautious manner. I was assured of my personal safety by discovering a large flag of tbe United States stretched across the street, so went in to Longland's hotel, where I found that the town bad already been captured, and ceremonies in honor of tbe erectien of a fine brick Hall, mansard roof and three stories high, were about to begin. At 1 o'clock, after dinner had been dis posed of, P. G., A. J. Brown, of New Castle, commenced the programme by calling into line between 250 and 300 Odd Fellows; Mid dletown, New Castle, Delaware City, Chesa peake City and other towns had delegates present. Tbe Diamond State Brass Band of Middletown, in grey uniform headed the line, and in a short time the parade was commenced to a stirriitg march by tbe band. A very good show was made by the paraders, and tbe town resounded with the strains of music. After the parade, and in tbe midst of a beating rain, tbe crowd filed into the Hall of National Lodge No. 32, and the dedicatory ceremonies.were proceeded with by M. W. G. M., Edwin C. Moore, of Wilmington, assisted by subordinate officers. After tbe dedication, addresses were delivered in the M. E. Church by P. G. M., W. B. Hyland, of Wilmington, and George Troup Maxwell, M. D., of New Castle. The former gave tbe large audience a full and explicit history of tbe introduction of the order of Odd Fellows in Baltimore iu 1809 by Samuel Wildey, an Englishman, and gave its progress in tbe United States from that time and its benefit to members during tbe past year. Dr. Maxwell's address was more of a liter ary effort, and was received with much plea sure by the audience, who went so far as to encore him at its conclusion. The Hall cost between $4,500 and $5,000. AH members of National Lodge deserve credit for tbe erection of such a fine building, which has been done under unfavorable circum stances, though the membership is good.— The lower floor is occupied by a drug store, tbe second floor is used for entertainments, and the third is used for the Lodge room. Alexis. Accidents. Mr. Charles P. Cochran's horse ran away with him while going home from town last Friday night, upsetting the carriage and throwing the inmate ont. Mr. C. was some what severely, but not seriously hurt, and the carriage was pretty badly broken. Mr. T. C. Murphey's carriage also met with an accident a few days ago. He was visiting at Mr. D. J. Murphey's at Newark, and the latter in taking the horse from the carriage forgot to unfasten some portion of the harness, which, when the horse started to walk out of the shafts, was dragged down on him, badly frightening him and causing him to run away. The carriage struck against a tree, and the top was demolished. New Castle Presbytery. This body held its semi-annual session at Princess Anne, last week, commencing on Tuesday evening and closing on Thursday.— The attendance of members, both clergymen and elders was pretty full. Rev. J. M. P. Otts preached tbe opeuiDg sermen. Rev. J. Sqniers, of Port Deposit, was elected Modera tor and Rev. Gecrge E. Jones, of Lower Brandywine Church, and Elder E. P. Hippie, of Chesapeake City Church, were appointed clerks. The time was principally occupied in a re view of session works, and in hearing reports from the different churches. In general the ■ reports* exhibited an encouraging progress throughout the Presbytery, revivals being re ported in most of the churches. Tbe pastoral relationship between the Bev. J. T. Umstead and the St. Georges Church was dissolved. Arrangements were made for the installation of Rev. Mr. Taylor as pastor of the Delaware City Church and of Rev. Mr. Boynton of the Milford Church. The overture from the General Assembly on Synodical representation was rejected by . a unanimous vote. Rev. b. Marks, of Wilmington, and Rev. George J. Porter, of Newark, ministers, and Messrs. Wm. D. Clark, of Delaware City, and D. L. Donning, of Middletown, elders, were elected delegates to the General Assembly which will meet in Brooklyn in May. Tbe next regular meeting of the Presbytery will he held in Dover in September. A Town CouUblt «t I«l< Governor Cochran commissioned Lemuel B. Lee special constable for Middletown, yester day. We have been without a town officer for more than a year nnd the appointment of Mr. Lee. who is a reliable man and will no doubt make an efficient officer, will be received with gratification by our people who object to a repetition of the lawlessness which dis graced Middletown last summer. Almshouse—Meeting of Trustees. The annual meeting of the Trustees of the Poor was held at the Almshouse on Wednes day. Reports were read from the physicians to the institution, Drs. Shortlidge and Ogle, showing that tb^ inmates had escaped epi demic or endemic disease; from the Hospital Committee, that that department is in good condition, with several improvements made during the year at a cost of $2,200, and also recommending the appointment of a resident physician, annually, his services to be com pensated for by board, lodging, fuel and washing ; from the Finance Committee, that $11,000 of debt had been paid off since 1872, and that during this time the hospital and grounds, the Almshouse and Hare's Corner farm bave been improvel. The present in debtedness was stated at $23,500, of which $23,000 is the original purchase money of the Hare's Corner farm, leaving a debt of only $500, unrepresented by assets. The receipts of the farm, during the year, amounted to $742 59, and the expenditures upon it $1, 312 03. The Treasurer submitted his report as fol lows : Receipts from all sources. Balance on hand. Total. .$37,888 31 . 8,649 32 .$46,537 63 CONTRA. To cash paid, bonded debt $9,000 00 To cash paid interest... 2,364 90 To cash paid outside re lief 2,196 98 To cash paid buildings and repairs. 3,807 87 To rash paid expenses such as a new stock of cows, wagons, har ness, repairs, horse shoeing, stationery, advertising, *c. To cash paid salaries of trustees, officers and assistants. To cash paid water and streets . To cash paid country bills for relief in tbe Hundreds. To cash paid bills for Hare's Corner farm... To cash in treasury. To amount of balance beiDg expense of pau pers in the Almshouse 15,410 11 1,173 65 . 4,072 30 419 04 5,626 76 1,312 03 1,153 99 $46,537 63 The cost per day to run the institution was figured down to $42 22, or 23} cents for each pauper, on an average basis of 181 in the several departments. The whole number ad mitted to the Almshouse during the year was 537—257 white males, 158 white females, 69 black males, 48 black females. Of these Wilmington furnished 368 ; New Castle hun dred, 40 ; Christiana, 30 ; St. Georges, 27 ; Red Lion and Mill Creek, each, 13; White Clay Creek, 12 ; Appoquinimink and Brandy wine, each, 10; Pencader, 7, and Blackbird, 2. The old officers were re-elected, as follows : President, Thomas Bird ; Clerk, J. Watson Evans; Treasurer, Wm. Reynolds, unani mously ; Pysicians, E. G. Shortlidge and H. O. Ogle ; Attorney, Walter Cummins ; Over seer, Malachi Barlow; Matron, Annie Barlow; Superintendent of thé Insane Department, Mrs. Rebecca Emmerson ; Manager of the Small Pox Hospital, P. D. Croney. Maryland Affaira, Sudden Death. —Wednesday morning last Mr. William Janvier, who has been attending Court as a Petit Juryman, while sitting in the court room listening to a case being tried before the Court, was attacked with paralysis. Drs. Wbaland and Perkins were soon in attendance and he was born to tbe grand jury room and from thence to the residence of Wm. N. E. Wickes, Esq. The attack baffled all efforts of the medical gentleman, and he expired about four o'clock tbat afternoon. The sad occurrence has been a great shock to our community, Mr. Janvier appearing in excellent health and remarking to a gentle man who rode in with him that morning, that he never felt better. Mr. Janvier was an educated gentleman, of decided literary taste; and President of the Board of Connty School Commissioners ; a lawyer by profession and represented the county in tbe last Constitutional Convention. —Cheetertown Transcript. An amusing scene occurred in a Salisbury church last Sunday. A gentleman, who felt sleep steeling over bis senses while the minis ter was preaching, thought to resist its in fluences by chewing a clove, which usually bad the effect of restoring him. He put the clove between bis teeth and shut down, when there was an explosion that startled the audience. He had substituted the head of a parlor match for a clove .—Eastern Shoreman. Boghdaby Settled. —The location of the boundary line between Maryland and Dela ware, at Marydel, which has been tbe subject of dispute since the foundation of the village, has been settled by a survey, and a Delaware man who has given an I O U to a citizen of Maryland knows precisely where to hitch his horse, and vice versa.— Centreville Record. The republicans of Worcester county bave elected David H. Straugho, Wm. Hammond and W H. Trainor delegates to the State convention at Frederick, and G. R. Marshall, T. Hall and Z. Wharton alternates. They are for Blaine and Bristow. A half-witted colored man named Stephen Pearce has been arrested near Church Hill, Queen Ann's connty, as a body-snatcher. He claims to be a conjuror, but what he does with bis snrreptions cadavers is not ascer tained. Tbe barn and contents of Owen Lowrey, on Kent Island, was burned, with all its con tents, including 400 bushels of corn, on the 14th. Hon. T. S. Earle lost a dwelling house on one of his farms, near Centreville, the next day. W. S. Heckart's stable, at Port Deposit, containing a lot of bay and floating tools, was entirely destroyed by fire on Wednesday night. Loss about $600; fully insured. Cause of fire unknown. Alonzo Warfield's residence,at Hill's Point, Dorchester county, was totally destroyed by fire last Friday. Some of the furniture was saved. if I A $1,000 trot is to come off at Cambridge Agricultural Society grounds on tbe 6th of May, between "Spiderlegs" and "Pat Mc Coon." E. W. Williamson, residing near Potter's j i _ „„„„„ ! Landing, Caroline county, has grown pota- , toes this season large enough for table use. ; Worcester county voted, on Wednesday, in j fo rnr n f a restrictive Honor license law bv a ' restnctiveiiqnor license law oy a ( majority of 349. Wicomico county Toted against , oca , option by 359 ma j ority . 1 , T t, , • . . . , n f 1 o John L ' Hol * m , 3 1S Coll f or of I S,ate and C0UDt ? ,aie * of Talbot conat ^ : Bishop Lay preached at Sudlersville on Sat , , . .... - urday and confirmed a class of five. j , The local option election in Caroline connty ! will take place May 16. JnBurairçe gugtmg. New York Life Insurance Company, S. M. I.OVERIDGE, Vsitaeim, Philada. Summary of 31st Annual Statement, -1815. $30,640,005 04 CASH ASSETS, January 1st, 18T6, Annual Income, nearly - • Received from Interest on Investments, - Paid far Losses ky Death, - - (Thus it will be »een the Interest more than pays the Losses.) 8 , 000,000 00 1AT0.608 34 1,034,814 S3 $2,499,656 73 returned to the Policy -holders this year, in the ) form of Dividends. ) To he SURPLUS 7029 POLICIES ISSDED DURING THE TSAB SAFE, LIBERAL, PROMPT. PURELY MUTUAL. Prollts ALL RETURNED to Policy-holders annually. All desirable forms of Insurance effected at lowest rate. G. N. CALEB, Special Agent for Delaware. MIDDLETOWN Nursery and Fruit Farm. A large and varied assortment of General Nursery Stock For Sale at low rates. PEACH TREES A SPECIALTY. E. R. COCHRAN. Middletown Dei. Oct.l7-tf ta Home-Plants, Flowers, &c. Having erected a convenient and commo dious Green House, and Plant Nursery at the rear of my dwelling on North Broad street, a short distance above the Academy, in Mid dletown, I have now and will continue to keep on band a Urge and varied assortment of GREEN HOUSE * BEDDING PLANTS, which I cordially invite the ladies of Middle town and vicinity to call and examine. My stock has been selected and propagated with much care and I respectfully ask the patron age of all lovers of flowers of the community. B. F. LIPPINCOTT, feb 26-tf Middletown, Del. THOMAS MASSEY, JR. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, Malm Street, next door to National Hotel Middletown, Delaware C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, *c. neatly and promptly repared. Always on hand and for sale, Clocks, Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil ver 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, &e. AGENT FOR DeVINNY'S SPECTACLES. Dec. 12—tf. MIDDLETOWN Iron Finir? and MacMne Simp. 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 * SON, Founders and Machinists. Jan 1-tf WILMINGTON POUDRETTE COMPANY'S ~F ?.~FTR 1 TTT~ETD CO!TCBlTTE,^.TJ 33 r> m id MANUFACTURED FROM NIGHT SOIL, The Cheapest and Best Fertilizer for Corn and all Spring Crops in the Market. VBXHB, itS.fi« PEE VOS Of 1,060 P0ÜSBB« IN BAG'S OP 200 POUNDS EACH. READ CAREFULLY THE ANNEXED CERTIFICATES OF FARMERS WHO HAYE USED IT: ygg ^SEND for Circular. Address C. H. GALLAGHER , No. 6 West Tenth Street, Wilmington, Delaware. J. B. CLARKSON, Agent, Middletown, Del. CERTIFICATES: Charles Jackson, of Christiana Hundred, says : The Poudrette purchased from you I applied to my 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 I can see no difference in tbe result, showing that the Pondrette is just as good as the Phosphate, and costs little more than half as much. Mr. H. H. Jordan, of Christiana Hundred, says : I used two tons of yonr Pondrette on my corn, and found it equal to tbe best Phosphate, and at less than half the price. I will use it on my wheat this fall. The farmer will find it to his advantage to nse it freely on all crops. Mr. J. B. Moore, of Mill Creek Hundred, says : I used two tons of yonr Poudrette on my corn, and am very mach pleased with tbe 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 arc as good, if not better. I tried it also on truck, and found the best results. I will want two tons for wheat this fall. Ex-Sheriff R. Lewis Armstrong says : Yonr Poudrette has given me the best satisfaction. It is tbe best fertilizer I ever used on my corn. I have plenty of manure for my wheat, or I would use it this fall. You are at liberty to use my name in recommending it to farmers. Hon. Thomas Holcomb, Speaker of the Home of Representative», says : On land of mine on which was applied about 400 lbs. per acre of your Pondrette in the fall of 1874, we harvested over thirty bushels of wheat to the acre. Michael Mullen, near Talleyville, Brandywine Hundred, says : The Pondrette purchased of tbe Wilmington Poudrette Co. gave me better results than any fertilizer I ever used, and I cheerfully recommend it to farmers for general nse on cropa. 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 bave ever used and its results are equal to if not better than bone or the high priced phosphates. I recommend its use to farmers and am : confident that its resalts will be satisfactory to them as they have been to me. George W. Savage, of New Caetle Hundred, says : I used your Poudrette on corn, wheat and vegetables, and am satisfied tbat it has increased my yield very consiberably. The low price at which it is sold brings it within the reach of the smallest farmer and gardener, and it ought 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 yonr Poudrette, and the result has been highly satisfactory. I have the same amount of corn this year on ten acres tbat I had last year on eighteen acres. I also used it on my truck, and the result has been very satisfactory, giving the plants n large growth and early start. E. C. Stotsenburg, near Christiana, says : Having used yonr fertilizer on my corn, I 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 : 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. Wm. H. Reynolds, of Pencader Hundred, says: I tried three tons of yonr Poudrette on my corn last spring, and am glad to bs able to re port that it exceeded my expectations. I consider it the cheapest and best fertiliser in tDs , 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. The Farmer's Friend, a newspaper published at Mechanicsburg, Pa., in the interests of the Patrons of Husbandry, says : "We have at different times been asked by our correspondents to name a commercial _ which contains all the elements needed by the growing crop. Such a manure is hardly needed, because even the poorest of all soils contains enough of at least one or more of tbe 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 of these be entirely absent, a crop cannot be produced, and if they are not in sufficient amounts, only a partial one will be obtained. Barn-yard manure, if properly taken care of, contains the elements of successful growth, bnt cannot be obtained in sufficient amount. Pondrette, 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 raosPimportant elements of Pl Tha^we do not recommend 'h Pondrette too 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 yonr perusal. Mr. Joseph Petitderaange, of Christiana Hundred, says : I used four tons of your Pondrette 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 thing 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 the land. I cheerfully recom mend it to farmers as a reliable fertilizer, and the best and cheapest in the market. 1 shall not plant any wheat this fall or I should use it; next Spring 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. Mr Wm. Rotthonse, of Brandywine Hundred, near Wilmington, Delaware, says : 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 the market. I shall want four tODB for my wheat. Stephen Wilson, of Hockessin, says : manure Hockessin, 9th mo. 12th, 1875. Having used the fertilizer on corn this Spring, in tbe hill, I must say that it has given better results than any fertilizer for the money I have tried. Thomas J. Edge, of Londongrove, Chester county, Pa., says : 6th mo. 7th, 1875. My wheat, to which your Poudrette was applied, looks quite as well, if not better, than that immediately adjoining, which had a good coat of yard manure. From some cause the Poudrette wheat winter killed less, and the difference in its favor, as shown when the snow and ice passed off, has been maintained 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 you may meet with the success which I believe the quality of your manure merits. Samuel Comely, of Cooch's Bridge, member of Newark Grange, No. 5, says : Tbe Poudrette purchased from you aud used ou my wheat last fall gave great satisfaction. j Where 1 used the Poudrette the wheat was less winter-killed, and in the spring looked quite ! as well, if not better, than that on which other fertilizers had been used. I consider it tbe , ^ ^ c]h fe ' rt n£e r offered to the farmer, and for corn and other seed where quick ; act j on j 8 required, there is nothing, in my opinion, its equal. j George Jackson, of New Castle Hundred, says : ( ^ Qae " Qne (ofl of p ou drette on my corn with satisfactory results, and am sorry I did not , it t0 all ' field as j t would bave added greatly to tbe yield of corn. I believe it 1 ™ 1 I : to be a good fertilizer. Abner Hollingsworth, of Christiana Hundred says : Iu answer to your inquiry, I have to state tbat the Pondrette I have used on my corn has given me good satisfaction/ l bad a little left after planting my corn, Which I used op my turnip patch as far as it went. The balance of the ground I planted without any fertiliser ; j , be r ££, t ig tbat where x ose d the Pondrette I have fine turnips, and where I did ! nothing. I believe yonr fertilizer to be good, and all yon claim for it. Sainnel Broadbent, of Mill Creek Hundred, says : I osed on my corn two tons of your Pondrette, and am more than satisfied with the result. It not only gave it a quick and strong growth, but increased tbe yield very much. I bars no hesitation in recommending it to farmers as one of the best, and I think desidsdly tbs cheapestjferti!izer in the market. not i have J. MEIER & BR0 MERCHANT TAILORS, •i S. E. Cor, Second and Arch Sts., PHILADELPHIA, Have in Stock a full line of Pine Overcoatings, Saltings, Casslmsres. 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 M. E. DICKSON,: No. 35} SOUTH EIGHTH STREET, PHILADRLPHIA. DEALER IN WATCHES AND JEWELRY, SOLID STERLING Silver and Plated Ware Suitable for Holiday Presents. N. B.—Fine selection of 18 Kt. Wedding Rings on Band. Geld, Silver and Steel Spectacles to suit all ages. Dec. 10—tf HORSE POWDERS ! HORSE POWDERS ! EVERY KIND, EVERY VARIETY, IN LARGE QUANTITIES, AT ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE ROBERTS' HORSE POWDERS, HARVELL'S POWDERS. FOUTZ'S HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS, TOBIAS' DERBY CONDITION POWDERS, All patent Medicines are to be found at ANDERSON'S DRUG STORE. JOHN'S CONDITION POWDERS, SHERIDAN'S CAVALRY POWDERS, LINIMENTS. COUGH REMEDIES. HAIR PREPARATIONS. ROBERTS' EMBROCATION, H. H. LINIMENT, TOBIAS' LINIMENT, LOW'S LINIMENT. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP, BOSCHEE'S GERMAN SYRUP, MORRIS' SYRUP OF TAB, JAYNE'S EXPECTORANT. AYER'S HAIR VIGOR, HALL'S HAIR RENEWEB, MONTGOMERY'S HAIR RESTORER, LYON'S KATHARION. In addition to the above catalogue we always have in stock HAIR DYES, COD LIVER OILS, DYE STUFFS, LAMPS, LAMP CHIMNEYS, SPONGES, &c., *c. Remember the place, BARR'S OLD STAND. ANDERSON'S DRUG* STORE. Middletown. JftistfUanfiras ^drrerthuments. » m 0F POM INTEREST, rules of self-measurement please people 2,000 miles Xy as ifthev were here in the Wo condenseront the Lehigh substance of a/onvenation about perfect system make ituosrit away Mtu^ person.'^r V. "I suppose you have at least half a dossn different departments?" A. " My dear sir I we have more than floods, each charged with it* own business and each thoroughly organised, a necessary wheel with in the great wheel." V. " will you name a dosen or so of them?" A. "With pleasure. The Custom Depart ment, for thoee_wjio_ prefer custom-mam to Department, underwear. Hall, In anomaler* Brown's " Largest in America." A visitor and attendants« the speakers : VUtlor. " What comer is the Building on?" Attendant. "South-East comer of Bath and Market Please note the SIXTH, for some strängen seeking Oak Hall, have been misled by designing persons." V. " It is perfectly colossal I Do you know Its dimensions f to P a A. "12,000 square feet—« on Market, and 180 odd on Sixth, six stories high, has over three acres q& flooring, and covers space once occupied by mprednan twenty different busi ness places." V. " Do you A. "A for the fi ready-mad with its 1 The Shirt stock of klug our own ming Department, itself as big as many a rm lar store. The Garment Stock Boom. The Receiving Room. The Order Department, named before. The Special Uniforms Depart ment The Delivery Department with it» score of messengers. The—" m a steam-power ?" it young engine ftimishes power t and passenger elevators, and the boilers steam for heating, and the other opera tions of the house." V. " What order do yon A. "They are Hist o—■ the basement on 1 thence on the 1« tor's room on thdl V. " Is inspectin^the first operation " No, dr, measuring. The goods are first measured In the piece, then inspected. The cloth passes over rollers in th6face of a strong light and two men sit one before and one behind the goods, watching with the eye of a for the least pin-hole imperfection, and marking every flaw, so that the cutter may see and avoid it when he comet to cut the gar ments." V. " You must emplt A. "Come to our fi keep 70 hands all the ti into garments,—besid a dozen men's work ea V. "Do you manufacture all your own goods?" A. " We do, and most carefully. Our ex aminers Inspect every stitch and seam, and certify to every garment as extra-well made before we put our ticket on it, and become responsible for it." V. "Your system must save you a great deal?" m A. "In every direction,sir. It is» and economy we practice all tto inf through, that enables us to put our prMsjrbwn tome people as we do." Mr V. " After inspecting the work, wliat becomes 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 its entire his tory can be traced without fall, upon our books." V. " You must have SO or 40 salesmen 7" A. "Why sir,on busy daysyonma in the various rooms and suites < selling to the throngs of customers." V. ' Do you do an order buOoea and express T W/ A. " Very great. with goods?' and in !" A. "I'm not half through! The Advertising Department, with its bilLand sign distributors, editing and publishing« business and popular journal, circula»g,ff)«e, 50,000copies monthly (tell all your ffiK&io send forlt£ The Men's Department, wldnts many rooms. The Boys' Department. The Youths' Department Ine Children's Department w i th its special entrance for ladies. The Telegraph Depart ment The Chief Clerk's Department with its book-keepers and assistants. General Man ager's Department; Financier's Office, and other offices of the firm/ all busy as bees thinking, planning, executing, buying, mak ing, registering, reoskiofc, sending out selling, and in a thouaand%/ya joining their forces to carry on a businesronth the people amount ing to between 12,000,000 and 83,000,000 an nually." V. "8-t-u-p-e-n-d-o-u-s!" A. "Indeed it is I I forgot to name the Cashier's Department, whichhandles its 825,000 of retail sales on some single days I" V. "825,000! Immense I Thafs.what enables the house to buy cheap and seUteheap?" A." Exactly I You have Dfet hltït The people throng here, kn%ln# that we depend on low prices and unmeB/sales." V. " what are the ' soffit rcles ' I hear so much about? A. "Our system of business dealing—1. One price, no deviation ; 2. Cash for everything: S. A guarantee protecting the purchaser: 4.The money returned if the buyer can't otherwise be suited." Mr connters, ana taken elevator to the inspec floor." hawk . . of cutters f' flood and see I We coning np the eloth ■0 machines that do It a stroke." an system V. " Nothing could be lklrer." A !! And the people see it" V. Well, I thank you, sir, for your polite attention. A. " Net at alL If a a pleasure to Call again: and be sure of ti maker * Brown's Oak Halls ner Sixth and Market." V. " Thank yon I I shall be Good morning." ICO you. >JT room.-, ' by mall AH over the country. Our »— Wana -East cor ippy to do so.