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EDWARD REYNOLDS, Editor. HIDDLETOWX, DEL. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 6, 1876. On Wednesday next the great Cen tennial Exhibition which has so long pied the attention of the people of section of the OCCU every class, and of every country, will be opened. Elsewhere publish a programme ctaes, from which it will be seen that the inauguration ceremonies will be of a grand and imposing character. Great numbers of people are already in tbe city and an immense crowd is expected to be present on the opening day. The will be one, the equal of which but few people, if any, have ever seen, and which probably none will ever see agaiu, unless they live to see Centennial anniversary of American nationality, which is a little uncertain the least of it. Therefore who conveniently can—provided he is of the exer we scene the next to say over not afraid of a big crowd—should deavor to be there that day. en The Chief Justiceship.—T he va caused in the judiciary of the oancy State by the death of Chief Justice Gilpin has given rise to much specula tion as who will probably be his cessor, and many persons and papers suggesting the names of gentlemen whose appointment, they think, would be acceptable and creditable. Among others the Republicans have takeD much pains to urge the name of N. B. Smithcrs, Esq., upon the Governor.— This is all well enough and if it is gratifying to them, it will hurt nobody But unless we are vastly mis 6UC are else. taken in our estimate of his character, there is not the leust particle of danger that the present Governor (and we might safely add any other who could have been, or can possibly be, elected by the Democratic party of Delaware) will ever appoint to that, or any other position of importance or trust, iu this State, any man, be ht- who he may, who was in any way, or to any extent, instrumental or influential in bringiug U. S. soldiers into the State of Dela and stationing them at the polls interfere with the right of suffrage of her people. In 1862 United States troops, under the command of General John A. Dix, were marched into this State, and stationed at the various vot ing places, more especially iu the lower counties, which were supposed to be tbe most strongly Democratic, and Delaware citizens were in many in forced to walk through files of ware to stances soldiers to the ballot box and deposit their votes beneath the crossed bayonets of United States soldiers! Do Repub licans think that Delaware Democrats will ever forget that ? In 1863 the State was again taken possession of, and her citizens accorded the privilege of swallowing an "iron clad" oath, re pugnant alike to their consciences aud their sense of justice, or of not voting. Against Mr. Smithers, as a man, have not a word to say—he is a learned lawyer, an intelligent gentleman and an upright man. Whether he used any influence, or was at all instrumental, in placing armed forces at our polls, we do not know and will not say, but he was tbe Republican candidate for Congress at the special election in 1863, and, as such, suffered himself to bs we placed in that body to represent a peo ple the majority of whom had not beeD allowed to vote .at the election, and bis candidature, his acceptance of the position and his well known radicalism at the time, would lead to the suspicion that be had at least something to do with the then popular method of carrying elections in favor of Administiation candidates, and no man who would at any time, or under any circumstances, countenance, by word or deed, so great violation of the Constitution and laws of his State and of the United States, and so gross an outrage upon (he righ(s of his fellow citizens is fit for the office of a judge, much less for that of Chief Justice. 'Tis not merely because Mr. Smithers is a Republican that we op pose him, but because the suspicion of connection with controlling our elec tions by the use of bayonets attaches itself to him This is the one unpar donable sin which Delaware Democrats will never forget. Rut while the Democratic ranks con tain such men as Eli Saulsbury, Judge VVootten, Chas. B. Lore, George Gray. Victor Dupont and maDy other such men, it is of no use to go beyond the party for a selection. When our own supply of qualified men fail it will be time enough to go to tbe other side. The Ahesicas Farmer for May is promptly issued, containing a mass of valuable instruc tion in every branch of husbandry. Space will permit allusion to but a few of the promi nent papers in this Nb —one of the several breeds of improved Cattle for the DaDy eon lame a fund of useful information which should be understood by every farmer—an other on Sheep husbandry, and one on the rearing of Swine, and others on Poultry-mis ing, with the best breeds and their manage tnent. Mr. Holman, of Virginia, continues bis essays on Wheat Culture, and the value j of ammonia to that crop : a subject which he shows is of unlimited importance to the grain grower. A paper on the future of Fruit Cul- j ture on tbe peninsula of Delaware and Mary- j land, which will be read with interest. The ! usual directions for the farm and garden work are given, and are unusually useful at FloricuTturaf Depar(men[' Tn d^he" Apiarv ! receive due attention as usual. Exceedingly I able essay s on Corn and Cotton culture, on the proper application of Fertilizers, on the numerous oXrVper^oo almost^e^ s"" ject, especially those requiring attention at 1 thi3 time of year. Any single paper on alluded to above, is worth to the intelligent S." ! 1 . 5 T 2 Son, Baltimore, Md.. at $1.50a year. 5 copies J - tor $5. The Centennial Fair. The following is the report made to the President of the United States by Gen. J. R. Hawley, president of the centennial commission, giving the full programme of the opening ceremonies on the 10th of May : ' ' The United States Centennial Com mission, International Exibition, Phil adelphia, April 20, 1876 —To the President of the United States—Sir : In obedience to the law constituting this organization I have the honor to submit in behalf of the commission a schedule of the ceremonies to be ob served at the opening of the interna tional exhibition of 1876. on the 10th Formal invitations to attend of of is proximo. have been sent to the President of tbe United States, the Cabinet, the Supreme Court, the diplomatic corps, the Con gress, tl.6 government centennial board, the foreign comraiss.oners to the exhibi tion, the Governors of the States and Territories and their staffs, the Legis lature of Pennsylvania, the city author ities of Philadelphia, the chief officers of the aruty aud navy, the women's national centennial committee, tbe ceu tennial board of finance and others in official positions or officially connected with the work of the exhibition On the morning of May 10 the grounds and buildings in general will be open to the public at 9 A M Tbe Memorial Hall or Art Gallery, the Main Building, and tbe Macbiuery Hall will be reserved to the invited guests and the exhibitors uutil the close of the ceremoniese, about noon, when all restrictions will be removed. The exercises will take place in the open air upon the south terrace of Memorial Hall, fronting tbe Main Building, in full view of tbe general public. In vited guests, unless notified to the con trary, will enter the Main Building by way of tbe carriage concourse at the east end of that building, or by tbe south, middle or western doors thereof. These entrances will be open to them at 9 A. M The music will be under tbe direction of Theodore Thomas, »agisted by Dudley Buck, with an orchestra of 150 and a chorus of 800. It is expected that guests will be seated in the amphitheatre ptepared on the south front of Memorial Flail by 10,15 A M. Tbe orchestra will play the national airs of all countries represented at the exhibition. The President of the United -States will be escorted to the grounds by Gov Hartranft, of Pennsylvania, and a division or more of troops from Pennsylvania and New Jersey, arriving about 10.80 A. M. Programme —1 Centennial In auguration March by Richard Wagner, of Germany. 2. Prayer by tbe Right Rev. Bishop Simpson. 3. Hymn by John G. Whittier; music by John K Payne, of Massa chusetts. Orchestral and organ ac companiment 4. Cantata, the words by Sidney Lanier, of Georgia; music by Dudley Buck, of Connecticut Orchestral and organ accompaniment 5 Presentation of the exhibition by the president of tbe centennial commis is sion 6. Address by the President of the United States. Tbe declaration that the exhibition is open will be followed by tbe raising of flags, salutes of artilliery, the ring ing of the chimes, and Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus, with organ and orchestial accompaniment. Tbe foreign commissioners will pass into the main buidtng aud take places opposite their respective sections. The President of the United States and the guests of the day will pass through the main building. The foreign commissions, upon the President's passing them, will join the procession, aud tbe whole body will cross to Machinery Hall. There, at tbe proper moment,the President will set in motion tbe great engine and all the machinery connected therewith. A brief reception by the President of the United States in the judge's pavilion will close the formal observances of the day. * Tbe centennial commission is happy to report that tbe buildings and grounds so far as tbe commission aDd board of finance are directly responsible, will be quite completely ready on tbe appointed day. The exhibits from foreigD coun tries are extensive and brilliant beyond our anticiptations. It would be too much to expect that every exhibitor should have his ■ iace in perfect order at the opening, (bough the most stren uous efforts to that end will be contin ually made, but the commission ventures to think that no previous exhibition was so far advanced at tbe same relalive day. The commission begs leave to ask the President to communicate this report to Congress soon, and most respectfully invites both houses to attend the opening ceremonies of the inter na'ional exhibititon, held in commem oration of the one hundredth anniver sary of the declaration of our national independence. I have tbe honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant. Joseph R Hawley, President Centennial Commission. Development of the American Grain Trade. —At a recent meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at Ode-sa, Russia, attention was called to the im mense development of the American grain trade, and its depressing effect upon the agriculture of that country. In former years Odessa ruled the grain supply of England ; but tbe trade is now changed, and in 1875 the United States exported to England wheat to the value of £693,820, while the value of the same article from Russia was ; only £129.575. Even this statement j doeg not te j| the wbo ] e ta j e j 187 4 ! , . . T , , | of Indian corn exported from this country to Great Britaio was esti mated at 07.487,178, and during 1875 ; at £8,492,158, thus showing an in . , e . crease ID the shipments of this cereal j alone of more than $5,000 in a single month. _, „ , . , | _ .l exnor t s 0 f „..f,,* havn^heen y e * r " e eX P° Tl ., °, ® ra ! n , T ° ' >ee ° j satisfactory. Whether they will reach or overtop tho»e of 18/5 cannot yet De ; even estimated with anv degree of cer- ! j £ l J g j x>at. nun. ! *-•- It is estimated that nine-tenths of all the exhibits for the Ceuntenial exhibition ! now in P lace in tbe different depirt I tDCDts, nod that the schedule will be completed in the next few days. The Q or ]j ss eD gj ne in Machinery Hall has beß ö successful operation for tbe past j 1 two days those- » - ; Some of tbe New York papers are : "£•« j"*« «» o T ™* r '■«■J-: J erbilt, but tbe old gentleman hangs on ; with amazing pertinacity. Letter from Washington. Washington, D. C., May 2d, 1876. POLITICAL Tbe National Executive Committee of the Liberal Republican party has been summoned by Ethan Allen, its chairman, to convene in New York City, on tbe 8th inst.. seven days be fore the conference of dissatisfied.Re publicans invited by Carl Schurz, VVm Cullen Bryaut and others. Mr. Allen's object is to ascertain from the represen tatives of the organization that nonti aated Horace Greeley for President, at Cincinnati, in 1872, whether they in tend to call a natioual convention this year, or not; and, as Carl Sehurz is also a member of the Liberal Republi July 4, after both the old re can organization, it is probable that some understanding will be had between the Executive Committee of that party, aud tbe dissatisfied Republicans who are sick of Grantism and intend to bolt the nomination of their party, should it prove to be unacceptable. It may be set down for a fact that the gentlemen invited to the conference on the 15th will not be satisfied with any of the tucu now prominently before the country as candidates for the Cincinnati nomina tion. They have become convinced that the whole machinery of the party is rotten, and that the Capitol needs cleaning out, as well as the White House and the Departments, and they do not propose to submit to the dicta tion of an irresponsible convention in selecting their candidate for President. The Liberals will probably call a Na tional Convention to assemble in Phila delpbia on parties shall have placed their candidates before tbe country ; and it is thought that they will endorse the one whose character gives the best promise of form in Administration, of the total obliteration of war issues and sectional hate, of the repeal of unconstitutional legislation, and of the restoration of equality among the States, on principles that would involve tbeir support of tbe Deinocratio candidate ; but they are in no humor to go with thick and thin supporters of any party. Should neither candidate suit them, they will nominate A THIRD TICKET : for which they think they will get the earnest support of all the braiDS and in tegrity of the Republican party. Tbe independent voter represents an un known quantity which tnay prove for midable, if organized. At present, it is the desire of the shrewd managers of both parties to catch him ; aud they are all convinced that, to do this, there must be earnest evidence given of REAL REFORM. U- S Senator Francis Kernan, of New York, has followed the example of Horatio Seymour in giving expression to his views. Both agree that the par amount issue of the coming struggle will be reform ; and while Mr. Seymour says that "the Republican party bas lost the confidence of the country, and the Democratic party has not gained it," Mr Kernan says that "the man to be selected as a candidate must be a platform in life. Tbe people don't care about resolutions. The resolutions of all parties are good enough. For ex ample, Governor Tilden is a platform, in tbe matter of reform, better th-in a hundred sets of resolutions." The Sen ator thought Tilden would be found very strong with the people, and espe cially with that great mass of unbiased persons who care little for party linen, and only waut good government Mr. Kernan added that he thought BRISTOW had very great strength among the dis affected Republican element ; and, in this remark tbe Senator hit off the real attitude of the Secretary of the Trea sury as a candidate. Bristow's strength lies exclusively among that class of Re publicans who have more objections to the personnel of Grant's administration than to its principles, who want a new deal of officers, and imagine that Bris tow bas advertised himself sufficiently in bis war with the Whiskey Ring to win the Presidency, and that as he ap pears to antagonize Grant's wishes in that matter to a certain extent, he must, perforce, be Grant's enemy, and the enemy of bis friends and appointees. I apprehend that all who think thus would find themselves egregriously mis taken were their preferences selected. THE IMPEACHMENT. For the honor of the Senate and the people of the United States, it is desir able that the pending impeachment trial should not go off in quibbles. An an swer to tbe broad inquiry of guilt or in nocence is wbat the country and the world demand of the Senate. Pronounce Belknap guilty or innocent, after a fair hearing, and the people may approve the verdict But, as the case stands, his denial of the jurisdiction of the Senate, though, of course, it does not prove him technically guilty, does prove, with sufficient conclusiveness to the world at large, whatever the Senate may thiuk of it, that be knows his guilt to be so palpable, and the evidence of it so abundant and incontrovertible, that be is afraid to stand a trial, even by a body of men a majority of whom are bis political friends and associates. Belknap has already confessed his guilt to a House Committee, and begged them to "let up" on him. He has also reaffirmed his confession of guilt by at tempting with tbe connivance of his friend, Grant, to avoid impeachment by resignation. All that the people now want is that the Senate shall pronounce him technically guilty, or not guilty, of : the crime he has, himself, confessed to , have committed—that of taking a bribe, while Secretary of War. The question of the punishment or escape of the individual scamp, Belk nap, is of small account; but the deci sion of the Senate on the principle in volved in his case is of the highest im portance. For, if the Senate shall de cide that they cannot legally try him, they will affirm, virtually, that any public officer may commit a high crime, acknowledge his guilt, and then escape all punishment by promptly ten der j D „ b j g resignation to a drunken, i,i„ „„ „ ^ un ?f ,u E' , or corr, P but fr,eDd . 1 3 r President only too willing to accept it, j 0 eb j e ] d a friend and protege from im peachment I through bis tool, Davenport, to carry iNew York City, id is proven to have been at least §34,000 out of a fund appropriated for other purposes, j and even the easy conscience of ao j Ackerman and a \\ Oharas shrank from ; giving legal sanction to such a palpable : outrage of law. without tbe President's «rr»-4». k k.„ wua.,,*.* ; tective, (and therefore necessarily a de ceiver and liar, if not a thief.) wbo had THE PUBLIC MONEY SPENT BY ORANT, ; eharge of the fund for discovering frauds, and was willing to go any lengths to serve his master, would not give this money to Davenport without the express orders, in writing, of the Attorney General ; and they fell back on Grant for orders ! I "bloods" and turfmen, and one which seems likely to be the ruling one in their intervals of Centennial seeing this summer, is the tevival of the ôld fashioned English coaching system, which with the post chaises formed the maiû traveling facilities before the in troduction of railways. There seems always to have been a peculiar fascina tion to some people in the exhilaration of driving or riding on the top of these bulky conveyances, and if we may credit those illimitable descriptions of Dickens, a vast deal of dignity at tached to the magnate who profession ally held the "ribbons." In spite of steam the stage coach has never become quite extinct in England, but to-day tbe pursuit of coaching among the aris tocracy amounts to passion. In sum mer many a titled driver runs his daily route out of London, and no more thinks of missing a trip on account of weather,.or losing a fare that can be obtained by any of the approved meth od«, than if bis sole support was derived from his occupation. Well, as I have said, the rage has spread to our shores, and we are now the delighted passen gers of a "Coaching Club," organized and membered from tbe very "upperest crust" of society. The first meeting of the season was on last Saturday, when six new coaches participated in the drive and a really elegant display re warded the thousands who lined the A. B. Our New York Letter. New York, April 28, 1876. The latest manta among our young streets to see the fun SILVER COIN. Tbe paying out of silver in exchauge for fractional "shinplasters" bas been going on for some ten days over the counter of the sub-Treasury, but it slowly into sight_0100,660 has already been thus put into the hands of the people, and it is intended by the government to get 01,600,000 of it in circulation here as rapidly as possible. But the novelty is as yet too great. It's some sixteen years since we have been able t ) jingle the dimes and quarters in our poeckets without going to the trouble of buying them at a big pre mium of some broker or other bloated aristocrat ; so now that we can hear the exhilarating tinkle at small expense, we have got to feast our eyes and ears for awhile, before trusting the coins out of our hands. It's as good as a play to see a crowd of little street Arabs, most of whom were, so to speak, born into a paper currency (or rather the lack of itj, get their heads together over a dime. The little shiner arouses no tender recollections in them. Silver had hid its head before their troubles began ; but the looks of eager curiosity or pleased surprise as tbe centre of attraction passes cautiously front one little grimy band to another, together with the various quaint and original comments which are freely made, are extremely amusing. come» BARNEY WILLIAMS The death of the veteran Irish actor, Barney Williams, has developed tbe fact that, besides his rare professional accomplishments, he was a cultivated and unusually exemplary man and citi zen. called forth numerous and warm eulo The notice of his decease has gies upon his character and career through the columns of the press. He was one of the most wealthy of con temporary actors, his real estate in this city alone being valued at upward of 080,000 COMMODORE VANDERBILT Vigorous as are ail tbe attempts on the part of those interested to the sup press the fact, it cannot be concealed that Commodore Vanderbilt cannot sur vive much longer. Extreme age and a complication of diseases have so far re duced his strength that even in walking about his room be requires the assist ance of some supporting arm. is astonishing to see what a tenacious grasp of life and of bis immense in terests an iron will give? him, and it may possibly be some months ere he succumbs to the fell destroyer. May number of "Frank Leslie's Pop ular Monthly," which, by tbe way, is decidedly the finest one yet issued, has for its frontispiece the most interesting picture of Mr Vanderbilt that has ever been given to the publie. It is a full page photo-lithograph of the old gentle man, seated upon a sofa in his private apartment, arrayed in a satin dressing gown and his proverbial while neck cloth, with a sleeping grandchild nest ling upon his arm. The whole air of the picture, with its elegant but home like surroundings, is very faithful and lifelike, and conveys tbe best idea pos sible of the veteran millionaire iD his every day life. The photograph was taken expressly for this enterprising periodical, which in addition contains an exhaustive and highly interesting illustra'ed article descriptive of the Commodore's life and enormous enter Radix. Still, it The The boom at Lock Haven contains : 75,000,000 feet of lumber, prises General News Summary. Tbe number of Postal cards issued last month was 18,226,500. , Winslow, the Boston forger, was set at ij berty in Kngland on Tuesday, Tbe pub i io deb t s.atemcrt shows a reduction during April of 02.700,000. A test vote in the House on Monday indicates a session of Congress extend ing into midsummer. A growing scarcity of currency is re ported by the banks and merchants gen erally throughout the country. The seventeenth General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church con vened at Baltimore on Monday. M t„l„ \\t ( r John \V Garrett president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, has just given 015,000 to the Peabody Art Gallery of Baltimore - Urfiiery UI jxmi At Milford, Pa., Sunday night was the coldest for this season of the year A large portion of Ilerdic's great lumber yard at Williamsport, Pa , was destroyed by fire last Friday night Commodore Vanderbilt is recovering I from bis late illuess. He expects to drive out by the end of' this week. j within the memory of the oldest inhab- , itaot. At 5 o'clock in the morning the ; thermometer indicated 27°. Ice formed ; to tho t.hipWnpHs of half an inr.h. (Written for the Middletown Transcript.] Oar Bcaatlfnl Home 'Neath the Shade of the Hill. TO MY SISTER HARRIETTS. Tbe day drags along, with its dull weary hours, The sun sinks to rest, Rnd the twilight is chill ; While here in my cottage, I dream of the past lime, And our beautiful home,'neatb the shade of the hill. 1 see it so plain—with its wide shady porches, Where always we gathered at tbe close of the day ; When the apple trees blossomed, and the wheal fields were waving, And the willows swayed low to the rill's gentle lay. I hear the old mill, with its lively staeatto, As it turned out its billows of flour so white : And its brown wheel low dipping, and catch ing the waters, And splashing, and dashing, in the sun's golden light. The old saw mill near—with its might, slowly severing The huge logs before it, and waiting for more— How we watched the meek oxen, in their slow gait arriving, To lay their rough burdens before the mill door. And our sweet little "Mamie," in her bright, blue-eyed beauty, How our hearts clung around her—in idol atrous love ! But our pure flower faded, aud our home it was shadowed, Our precious one left us—she rests up above. Oft we stood in the garden, and gaze i to the southward, And the tears—all unbidden—our eyes could then fill— For we thought of the little grave, in the church yard, fn sight of our home, 'neatb the shade of the bill. I listen in dream3 for the plash of the waters— As they dash o'er the stones, that be sprinkled the bed Of the stream, winding through the green veil in the distance, And is lost to my view—and the dream it has fled. The porches are peopled, and children are singing Their songs through the halls, where so lately we dwelt; But strange are the faces that peer through the windows, And strange arg the forms 'round the hearth where we knelt. To watch the bright fire, and build fairy castles, J ^ 7 Or tell to the group of young faces up turned. Gay stories of fairies, and giants and wonders, Or histor», and Bible lore eagerly learned. Then the mammoth old kitehen with its cav ernous chimney, Where gallons of "sauce" were stirred through the night, O'er logs from the forest, in their six-footed glory Were piled heiter skelter, and we needed no light. I see it all now in my fevered night's dream ing— When the moon shines around so cold, and so clear ; I think of the stranger round the old "house hold ingle"— And brush from my cheek, the burning hot tear. The greed of bright gold, and tbe grasping for money— A man's broken word—and the fiat was given; And we were thrust out, while his face was the blandest, And I pray that this crime may by God he forgiven. I see the green hills, nnd the shadowy places Up by the race bank, and blossomed decked lane ; My hot cheeks, in dreams, again press the green mosses, And aching brows yield up, for a time, their dull pain. But the dream's rudely broken, by the day's j garish sunlight, Dispersed is the trance—and the gloom's 'round me still ; My heart in its anguish, cried out that its j dreamland, i Be "our beautiful home 'neath the shade of ; the hill." ; j North Penn Village. Rosaliene. Political Notes. The New Orleans Democrat flies the Hancock and Adams banner The Augusta, Ga , Constitutionalist ' calls Tilden "tbe great Known." Tbe Easton Argus wants Governor Bedle, of New Jersey, nominated as the Democratic candidate for tbe Presidency Carl Pretzel's Weekly, a humorous j journal published iu Chicago, suggests ' General John A Logan for the Presi dency. Hon James A. Stewart, chief judge of the first judicial district of Maryland, is spoken of as a democratic candidate for the vice-presidency This is front the Cincinnati Commer cial: "The Pennsylvania delegates are said to be for Hartranft first, and will 'take notes' for a second choice. The Cincinnati Commercial thinks that the first step in civil service reform is to elect a President who will head the government with a good example At the municipal election in Indian apolis Tuesday the Republicans carried the city by 4,000 majority and elected eleven out of thirteeu Councilmen There's a cry in Boston of" 'Rah for Bristow and Honesty know, says the St. Louis Republican, but who's Honesty? Mr Tilden is perhaps the wealthiest of the various candidates named for the Presidency. He is said to be worth 05,000,000, and is a bachelor at that. Bristow is the only candidate for the Presidency whose chances were ever injured by a suspicion of his honesty. That's tho opiuion of the Louisville Courier-Journal. Maryland and the Vice Presi dency— The Hagerstown News sug gests Hou. VVm. T. Hamilton for Vice President on the democratic ticket, and Hon. George A. Pearre similarly on the republican ticket. It is suggested that all the Presi- ; deutial candidates visit tbe Centenuial : buildings in a body. Considering their reciprocal friendly feelings, on that oc casion the police might be given a holi day. * Bristow we , ! I Horatio Seymour's advice to the Democrats at Utica deserves to be re membered. It was not enough for them to show that the other party was unfit for power; they must show themselves fit for it, "Unless we show that," said he, "1, for one, pray God that we may j t| ! ! never come into power.,' The St. Louis Times says ; "The only expectation of the nomination of Bristow at Cincinnati lies in the hope j that the 'Independents,' a small frac tion of the Republican party, will rule | the organization," but adds, "when tbe j planets begin to regulate the movements 1 of the sun this sort of thing may be i , , . . „ a j 1 looked for." The Wor ld disposes of Conkling wi h f • adr able fahle« • "A~ Fox 1 A .admirable tables A Pox, , immersed in Presidential calculations, 0 wandered into the Senate, where a handsome mask met bis eye. 'A fine j ! head.' he exclaimed, placing his paw on its Hyperion curl and turning it over ; what a pity it has no brains!' Moral-; Looks ain't nothin'." ! On Monday night about forty masked : men appeared at the coal mines north of Massillon, Ohio, seized and tied the watchman, nnd set the coal shafts on fire. Governor John Lee Carroll and staff, of Maryland, and Governor Bedle and staff, of New Jersey, have secured apartments for the 10th of May at the Girard House Ex-Senator Brownlow is a candidate for CoDgres* in tbe Second Tennessee district. BIAItRIED. Maloney—Lattomds —On Thursday, Apr. 2Cth, 1876. by Rev. Bishop Scott, D. D., Mr. Daniel B. Maloney to Miss Anamanda Latto mus, both of Townsend, New Castle county, Delaware. Jamison— McWHORTKB.-On Thursday even ing, April 27th, 1876. at the residence of the bride's parents, L. N. McWhorter, near St Georges, Del , by Rev. T. B. Hunter, Mr. Clarence Jamison to Miss Maggie McWhorter, al! of New Castle county, Del. DIED. Cochran. —Near Middletown, on Sunday, April 30t!i, John Cochran in his 35th year. Appleton. —Near Odessa, on the 3d of May, of typhoid fever, Harry M. Appleton, in his 20th year. Son of H. H. and Hannah Apple ton. [Funeral this (Saturday) afternoon, at j 2 o'clock, from the residence of his parents. Reynolds. —On the 28th of April, in Phila delphia. Mr George M. Reynolds, son of Samuel Reynolds, of Smyrna, in the 27th year uf his age. THE MARKETS. MIDDLETOWN GRAIN MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY ISAAC JONES, JR. .$1.40@ 1.45 .54@55 cts. ..53 cts. .38 @40 .4 0O .12.00 Wheat, new..., Corn, yellow . Corn, White, . Oats. Timothy Seed. Clover " MIDOI.ETOWN PRODUCE MARKET. CORRECTED WEEKLY BY 8. M. REYNOLDS. 15 $ (lot,. .20@25i.-ts. tjâ lb ,.\4@15 " " Butler. Lard... PHILADELPHIA MARKETS. $1 email@example.comP bus. . 61 @62 'fi bus. .47@50 cts. . 16J@18 ft lb. Prime red wheat. Corn. Oats ( Pennsylvania) Clover seed. Timothy. 2.75 BALTIMORE MARKETS. Wheat, k oo< 1 10 amber... Corn, white, old. Corn, yellow.. Oats, Southern. 1.53@$r 55 .61 @63 .6(J@63 . 46@5<J cts. 80 Rye Jteiu gtdüertisemcnîs. 1876. 1876. Cheap, Cheaper, Cheapest. Spring and Summer GOODS Just Received, AND ,TO BE SOLD AT VERY REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH. CLOTHING. —Men's and Boys' Ready-Made CARPETS —30 pieces of Carpeting, consist ing of Cottage, Hemp, Rag, Ingrain, Stair, Venetian and Brussels, at the fol lowing prices: 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 cts. to $1.50. Also, White and Plaid Mat tiQ 6ä BOOTS j- SHOES. —Men's fine Boots from $2.50 to $5 ; Men's Gaiters from $1.75 to $4; Men's Centennial Buckle low cut Shoes from $2.50 to $4 ; Ladies' Slippers, Bals, and Gaiters from 75 cts. to $3. All styles of Children's Shoes from 25 cents to $1.50. DRESS GOODS—at nearly all kinds, very cheap. NOTIONS .—Neck Ties, Gloves, Hosiery, Jewelry, and all Fancy Goods, very low. Clothinsr, fine Dress Suits and common Sui's, from $5 to $20. SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES. GUNS 4 PISTOLS .—Double and Single barreled Guns; Single, Double and 7-shot Cartridge Pistols from $1 to $6. Cart ridges, Ac. All persons wishing to get the worth of their money will do well to give us a call. S. R. STEPHENS & CO. M. L. HARDCASTLE. WE STILL LIVE. THE OLD Ml YET ON TOP! Th« Oyster trade having closed, we have commenced the Ice Cream season by putting up a Horse Power, which enables us to supply is ICE CREAM IN ANY QUANTITY that may ho desired—from 1 gallon to 100, daily—upon short notice. Our CONFECTIONERY, CAKE, —AND— FRUIT DEPARTMENT is full, as usual. Children's TOYS constant ly on hand. On and after MAY 20th, we will sell ICE to all who may want it to the amount of 5 lbs. daily, at our store from 8 to 9 o'clock in the morning. No Ice sold after 9 o'clock and none delivered without the CASH DOWN! and in no qunntity of less than 5 lbs. E B. RICE & CO. may 6—tf FOR RENT, Ä DWELLING HOUSE in Middletown con taining 2 rooms on first floor and summer kitchen, with a large shed attached, useful for manv purposes. Also, a large garden. EDWARD MILLER, Crawford Street. Apply to may 6-21 AUDITORS NOTICE. at The Auditor of Accounts will be at New castle at the May Session of the Court to set t| c the accounts of the School Committees of New Castle County. Prompt attendance is desired. Settlements as tollows : a p r 29 -tc — FOR SALE A very desirable DWELLING HOUSE,with garden and stable attached, eligibly situated on Mam street, Middletown, Del., containing n rooms, bath room and kitchen; also, alot fronting on Main street 60 ft nnd 40 ft. on C a ss street, with a depth of 150 ft., having a fn|me store house erected thereon ; also, a lot 0 f 2 ACRES on Lake street. Apply to THUS. MAâSEY, Nov 27-6m* Middletown, Del MONDAY. May 8th TUESDAY, May 9, Districts 50 and upwards. NATHAN PRATT, Auditor of Accounts. Districts 1 to 50. A T(~)Tï P T ^ T "NU r T~* T Vj ( > ' : -1- A . N A:* or Every Description NEATLY EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICE Jnj dkods and diroreim 1776 POPULÄR CORNER. 1876 : GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES! TREMENDOUS SUCCESS, All hail ye people, far and near. Of Popular Cerner you no«r shall hear : With goods piled up from door to door, And sold for less than heretofore. Just received, a large and well se lected assortment of Spring DRESS GOODS for ladies' wear, at greatly reduced prices ; French and Amer ican Glotfas and Gassimeres for men's and hoys' wear, very cheap; 300 pieces of Choice New Prints from 5 to 8 cts. per yard. The best makes of bleached and brown MUS LINS, Table Linen, Flannels, Ac., kept constantly on hand and sold at prices to suit the times. The largest assortment of LADIES' SHOES in town. Hosiery, Gloves, Ties. Hand kerchiefs, Trimmings and Edgings generally in great variety. The gro cery department will bear inspection as to quality and prices. Agency for Mme. Democrat*» re liable Pattern« of Pa»lilou. j • minds any longer by telling are now selling, But we'll not tax y Of the many cheap goods that But come one! come all ! and all come in time. To the Popular Corner of G. W. W. Xaudain, lUiddletown, Del. ( H G. RILEY. Assistants: •< S. J. TOI.SON, (j. DAWSUN. apr 22—tf THE BEST GOODS For the Least Money ! —AT THE— Fount® Head for BARGAINS! GRAND WINTER OIFZEZSTITSTQ-! ELIASON BROS. Middletown, Del. Having concluded that large sales and quick returns will not only pay better than having the goods lay on the shelves, but enable ns to constantly show a greater variety, we have marked all our GOODS DOWN, to a very low figure. We have now in stock, and are prepared to show the inhabitants of this town aud vicinity a magnificent line of Dry Goods, Fancy Goods, ! Beady-made Clothing, | ! Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Notions, etc., etc. EVERY ARTICLE NEW. Your patronage is solicited, and you will be dealt with right. Money may be scarce with you, but remem ber that bur prices will be in proportion to your purse; nnd if you have the money to spend and want our goods, do not fail to' see ns soon. We adhere strictly to "Popular Prices," and the popular verdict on our prices is that no goods of the same style and work manship can he bought anywhere else for the 8Hme money. we have with us W. GEO. MABREY. ! Jan 8—tf THOMAS MASSET, JR. CLOCK AND WATCH MAKER, nain Street, next door to National Hotel Middletown, Delaware C LOCKS, Watches, Jewelry, &c. neatly j and promptly repared. Always on hand and for sale. Clocks, | Watches, Plated Ware, Forks, Spoons, Sil- j 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 1 Rings, Steel Watch Chains, 4c. lfiVNT VAR DeYINNY'S SPECTACLES Dec. 12—tf. ' FOR RENT OR SALE. A GOOD STORE HOUSE and DWELLING W. P. H Y RONS, Millington, Md. at Bohemia Mills, apr. 22-4t FOR RENT. A WHEELWRIGHT SHOP in Middletown. Apply to R. A. COCHRAN, or, CHARLES BURNS, At tbe Shop. apr 22-3t WANTED, A situation us HOUSEKEEPER. Address "HOUSEKEEPER," Middletown, Del. Apr 22—3w* FOR SALE. Two Building Lots on Lake street, Middle town, 40x150 feet each. aprl5-tf \V. W. WILSON. FOR F-ENT. Machine and Blacksmith Shops, in WAR WICK, Md. Also, for sale, a 10-Horse En gine and Boiler, Lathe and Tools. Apply to WILLIAM WILSON, J. T. WILSON, Levels, Del. Or :ipr!5-lm centennial era. 1876 SPRING TRADE. 1876 S.M. REYNOLDS Wholesale and Retail Dealer, INVITES THE ATTENTION OF THE PUB LIC TO THE Magnificent Display —OF— EÜR0PEAN AJÏD AMERICAN Dry Goods, Carpetings, Notions, Sic., Sic. Secured I'or our Immense Sales at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. Full lines or STAPLE COT TOYS and WOOLENS In assort ment unsurpassed by any house on the Peninsula. I A Beautiful Stock of British French, and American Dress Goods, carefully selected and adapted to the wants of the Trade. ! Muslins at Jobbers' prices, by | the Piece. ! PRINT DEPARTMENT, une qualled in extent and variety. Opening daily Newest Styles from all the leading Mills, at 5£, 6i, 7 and 8 cents. Best Brands of the popular PHI LA DELPHI A-üIade Goods always In full Supply. Under this head may be In cluded Choicest Patterns of CARPETIHTGS fresh from the looms of the most celebrated Bakers. Headquarters for Boots and Shoes. Hats and Caps, Ac. LIBERAL CASH DISCOUNTS, LOWEST PRICES THROUGHOUT, SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. S. M. REYNOLDS, Cochran Square and Broad Street, MIDDLETOWN, DEL. MAnm'25, 1876.